Documents: Christie appointees joke about rabbi and traffic problems
February 27th, 2014
02:06 PM ET
9 years ago

Documents: Christie appointees joke about rabbi and traffic problems

Updated 9:20 p.m. ET, 2/27/2014

(CNN) - Two figures at the center of a New Jersey political scandal joked about creating traffic jams outside the home of a local rabbi, according to newly released documents that raised more questions about the controversy roiling the administration of Gov. Chris Christie.

David Wildstein, at the time a top executive at the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, sent Bridget Anne Kelley, then a top aide to Christie, a photo in a text message last August that included the rabbi, Mendy Carlebach, saying "he has officially pissed me off."

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Filed under: Chris Christie • New Jersey
Add another name to the House retirement list
February 27th, 2014
02:04 PM ET
9 years ago

Add another name to the House retirement list

Washington (CNN) - Another longtime member of Congress is calling it quits.

Democratic Rep. Ed Pastor of Arizona announced Thursday that he will retire at end of the year rather than run for re-election in November.

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Filed under: 2014 • Arizona • Congress • House
February 27th, 2014
12:21 PM ET
9 years ago

Attorney General Eric Holder hospitalized

(CNN) - Attorney General Eric Holder was hospitalized Thursday after experiencing faintness and shortness of breath, the Justice Department said.

The hospitalization is a precautionary measure, and the attorney general is in "good condition," the department said.

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Filed under: Eric Holder
Top tea party group celebrates five years
February 27th, 2014
10:28 AM ET
9 years ago

Top tea party group celebrates five years

Updated 2:46 p.m. ET, 2/27/2014

Washington (CNN) - The Tea Party Patriots, one of the largest groups in the grassroots conservative movement, hosted a fifth anniversary celebration Thursday in the nation's capital, marking five years of change in the country's political climate.

With a string of speakers, the event focused on the movement’s milestones, such as the 2010 takeover of the House of Representatives and the re-energizing effect the tea party had on right-leaning political activists.

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Filed under: Michele Bachmann • Mike Lee • Rand Paul • Tea Party
Clinton: Voters under 'assault'
February 27th, 2014
09:18 AM ET
9 years ago

Clinton: Voters under 'assault'

Washington (CNN) - The Democratic Party is showcasing former President Bill Clinton to help launch a new program to expand voters' access to polls.

An announcement Thursday by the Democratic National Committee comes as the party committee kicks off its Winter Meeting here in the nation's capital. During three days of meetings, the DNC has its eyes on this year's midterm elections, as the party aims to hold onto its majority in the Senate, attempts the extremely challenging effort to recapture control of the House of Representatives, and tries to make gains in governors' offices.

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Filed under: 2014 • 2016 • Bill Clinton • Democratic National Committee • Democrats • DNC
February 27th, 2014
12:01 AM ET
9 years ago

Nutrition labels to get makeover for first time in 20 years

Washington (CNN) – The Obama administration is hoping to make healthy eating easier for Americans by announcing a makeover for all nutrition labels on pre-packaged foods.

The Food and Drug Administration’s proposed new rules would be the first upgrade in 20 years and would include changing the serving size and updating the recommended daily guidelines for various nutrients.

The guidelines will be announced on Thursday by first lady Michelle Obama in an event at the White House.

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Filed under: FDA • Health care • Michelle Obama • White House
February 26th, 2014
10:17 PM ET
9 years ago

Clinton lauds Arizona veto in speech targeting young voters

(CNN) –– Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton didn’t wait long to applaud the veto of an Arizona law that would have allowed businesses that asserted their religious beliefs the right to deny service to gay and lesbian customers.

In the first minutes of a speech at the University of Miami Wednesday night, Clinton lauded the fact that Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer - a Republican - vetoed the legislation that supporters said protected religious liberty.

“Thankfully the governor of Arizona has vetoed the discriminatory legislation that was passed, recognizing that inclusive leadership is really what the 21st century is all about,” Clinton said to the 6,000 people who assembled at the south Florida institution.
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Filed under: 2016 • Arizona • Gay rights • Hillary Clinton • Jan Brewer
Reid: 'Vast majority' of Koch ads are lies
February 26th, 2014
09:46 PM ET
9 years ago

Reid: 'Vast majority' of Koch ads are lies

(CNN) - Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid fired away Wednesday at political ads hitting Obamacare funded by the billionaire Koch brothers that he says are all "untrue."

Reid later eased off some of his comments, but continued to pile on criticism of Americans for Prosperity.

That group, backed by conservatives Charles and David Koch, has flooded airwaves with ads attacking vulnerable Democratic senators up for reelection and Senate candidates for their support of Obamacare.
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Filed under: David and Charles Koch • Harry Reid • Health care
Hillary Clinton: Putin could look at consolidating position in eastern Ukraine
February 26th, 2014
09:31 PM ET
9 years ago

Hillary Clinton: Putin could look at consolidating position in eastern Ukraine

(CNN) - Vladimir Putin will "look seriously" at consolidating Russia's position in eastern Ukraine if the opportunity presents itself, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said on Wednesday.

Speaking in Florida, the potential Democratic presidential candidate said she was still in contact with some of her former government colleagues on the issue.

And she believes the United States needs to support a "unified Ukraine" with no division between the east and the west of that country.
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Filed under: Hillary Clinton • Ukraine • Vladimir Putin
Keystone pipeline report boosts supporters, deflates environmentalists
February 26th, 2014
08:58 PM ET
9 years ago

Keystone pipeline report boosts supporters, deflates environmentalists

Washington (CNN) – A new State Department report on the Keystone XL pipeline released Wednesday cheered advocates, who called for immediate approval, and dismayed environmentalists, who questioned it.

The Office of the Inspector General’s report essentially boosted a critical document in the debate - the State Department’s environmental review, which forecast that the project would have minimal environmental impact.  The inspector general dismissed complaints that the review was biased, finding it was handled properly, with standards sometimes “more rigorous” than required.

Environmental groups complained that some contractors who worked on the environmental study had also done work for TransCanada, the company which hopes to build the pipeline.
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Filed under: Energy • Environmental policy • State Department
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