Rand Paul labels Chris Christie a moderate
November 5th, 2013
08:33 PM ET
9 years ago

Rand Paul labels Chris Christie a moderate

(CNN) - Sen. Rand Paul labeled New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie a "moderate" on Tuesday, hours after the governor described himself as a "conservative."

"I think the Republican Party is a big party, and we need moderates like Chris Christie who can win in New Jersey," Paul said on CNN's The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer.

Filed under: Chris Christie • Rand Paul • The Lead • TV-The Situation Room
August 15th, 2013
08:09 PM ET
9 years ago

Memories of White House butler who served for 34 years

How often can you say, 'He served in the White House for 34 years?' No president can ever say that. But the late Eugene Allen could.

Allen served eight presidents and bore witness to some of the most powerful figures and tumultuous times in U.S. history – often while wearing a tuxedo.


Filed under: The Lead
August 13th, 2013
09:02 PM ET
9 years ago

Can't afford an internship? Try asking for donations

Washington (CNN) - Internships can be crucial career-builders. But what if you can't afford to work for free all summer?

Jessica Padron of Nevada may have found the solution.


Filed under: Harry Reid • The Lead
July 31st, 2013
07:19 PM ET
9 years ago

Sen. Wyden: New documents show Intel community misled Congress

Senator Ron Wyden, D-Oregon, a member of the Senate Intelligence Committee, told CNN’s “The Lead with Jake Tapper” Wednesday that a newly declassified document provided evidence of how the intelligence community has misled Congress about the National Security Agency’s massive surveillance programs.


Filed under: NSA • Ron Wyden • The Lead
July 29th, 2013
09:24 PM ET
9 years ago

Sen. Cruz to Gov. Christie: Privacy isn't 'esoteric'

(CNN) - There is a power struggle going on about the direction of the Republican party, over everything from foreign policy, to the role of national security, to defunding Obamacare – and Texas freshman Sen. Ted Cruz is right in the thick of it.

Asked about the influence of libertarian-minded leaders in the GOP, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie said at a Republican governors forum Thursday that when it comes to national security, those who oppose National Security Agency programs that monitor Americans' electronic activity were just wrong.


Filed under: Chris Christie • Ted Cruz • The Lead
July 26th, 2013
07:37 PM ET
9 years ago

Quinn: Weiner is immature, disconnected from the truth

(CNN) – Christine Quinn, New York's leading Democratic mayoral candidate says opponent Anthony Weiner has brought a circus on the city.

"All we've seen here with Congress member Weiner is really a pattern of reckless behavior, an immaturity and a real disconnect from the truth," said Quinn, who would not go so far as to call on Weiner to drop out of the race.


Filed under: Anthony Weiner • Christine Quinn • New York • The Lead
July 18th, 2013
06:06 PM ET
9 years ago

Tough questions for Spitzer on hypocrisy of never being charged with breaking the law he signed

(CNN) - Former New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer wants voters to think of his as a redemption story.

The disgraced politician stunned New Yorkers by announcing his run for city comptroller last week, and now he's shocking skeptics by rocketing to the lead in that race.


Filed under: Eliot Spitzer • New York • The Lead
July 16th, 2013
08:52 PM ET
9 years ago

Author: Book 'This Town' shows 'gilded age' and 'carnival' of Washington

(CNN) – Author Mark Leibovich covered politics for years, and is now the chief national correspondent for The New York Times Magazine.

Leibovich's new book "This Town" describes Washington as a city that is "hopelessly interconnected," with "beautifully busy people constantly writing the story of their own lives."


Filed under: The Lead • Washington D.C.
May 29th, 2013
07:45 PM ET
10 years ago

What does it take to portray the President of the United States?

For every president, there is an actor. And for every film that portrays the commander in chief, there is someone who must choose a face of history.

The next visage for our viewing pleasure is Rob Lowe. It was announced Tuesday that the man who recently played Liberace's plastic surgeon on HBO, will now play John F. Kennedy on National Geographic.


Filed under: The Lead
May 19th, 2013
11:54 AM ET
10 years ago

ABC's Jonathan Karl to CNN: 'I regret the email was quoted incorrectly'

(CNN) - Jonathan Karl, chief White House correspondent for ABC News, addressed criticism of his reporting on the Benghazi talking points controversy, saying in a statement to CNN that he regrets the inaccuracy of his report.

“Clearly, I regret the email was quoted incorrectly and I regret that it’s become a distraction from the story, which still entirely stands. I should have been clearer about the attribution. We updated our story immediately," he said in the statement to Howard Kurtz, host of CNN's "Reliable Sources."

Filed under: Libya • The Lead
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