(CNN) – Answering a question about when he'll make a decision on a 2016 presidential bid, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie went farther than usual in acknowledging interest in the race, saying Tuesday he "probably" won't make up his mind until 2015. The outspoken Republican governor weighed in on the qualities he sees the GOP […]
N.J. Gov. Chris Christie is among the Republicans often mentioned as a 2016 candidate.
(CNN) - In remarks Tuesday touting the Obama administration's progress in addressing gun safety, Vice President Joe Biden vowed to revisit gun control legislation that failed in the U.S. Senate earlier this year, and warned legislators that the political climate shifted after the mass shooting in Newtown, Connecticut last December. "The one thing that each […]
(CNN) – Even as President Barack Obama seeks to rally support for his plan to further assist Syrian rebels at this week's Group of Eight conference in Northern Ireland, polls show Americans back home casting a wary eye on providing arms to opposition forces in the conflict-torn nation. In a Gallup survey conducted over the […]
The Supreme Court has struck down an Arizona law that required voters to provide documentary proof of citizenship before registering to vote. In Arizona v. Inter Tribal Council, seven of the Supreme Court justices agreed that the Arizona law oversteps the state's authority by essentially invalidating the federal voter registration form. The form, established by [...]
The National Security Agency's program of scooping up raw data on nearly every phone call placed in the United States should freak us all out – not so much because of what the agency is doing, but because it has the technological capability to do it.
Washington (CNN) – President Barack Obama's approval rating dropped eight percentage points over the past month, to 45%, the president's lowest rating in more than a year and a half, according to a new national poll. The CNN/ORC International survey released Monday morning comes as the White House has been reacting to controversies over a […]
In an interview with Matt Lauer ahead of the opening of George W. Bush's presidential library, former first lady Barbara Bush was asked how she felt about her son Jeb, the former governor of Florida, being a possible presidential candidate in 2016. "We've had enough Bushes," Barbara Bush replied. Her husband apparently doesn't agree, at [...]
CNN's GUT CHECK | for June 18, 2013| 5 p.m. - n. a pause to assess the state, progress or condition of the political news cycle TERROR PLOTS THWARTED: FEDS SAY SURVEILLANCE PROGRAMS HELPED STOP 50+ ATTACKS INCLUDING PLOTS AGAINST NYSE, NYC SUBWAY… Officials said the controversial surveillance aimed at communications overseas helped to disrupt […]
Washington (CNN) – It's nothing to brag about. According to a new national poll, just 16% of Americans approve of the way Congress is handling its job, with 83% of those questioned in a CNN/ORC International survey saying they disapprove. The poll was released Tuesday. The approval rating for Congress has hovered between 11% and […]
New Jersey governor is loyal to baseball's Mets and, oddly, the Dallas Cowboys.
New York (CNNMoney) - It's official: Treasury Secretary Jack Lew has undergone a transformation, at least when it comes to penmanship. The Treasury Department on Tuesday unveiled Lew's official new signature, which will soon grace the bottom right corner of every bill in your wallet.
(CNN) – What's a visit to Ireland without a pub lunch alongside Bono? First lady Michelle Obama and daughters Sasha and Malia partook in the quintessentially Irish experience Tuesday, joining the U2 front-man at Finnegan's restaurant in Dalkey, a posh suburb south of Dublin. Bono and the Obamas arrived and left the restaurant separately. There's […]
Republican Mead Treadwell has been exploring bid vs. Sen. Mark Begich since November.
Washington (CNN) – Under pressure from House conservatives opposed to comprehensive immigration reform, House Speaker John Boehner said Tuesday, "I don't see any way of bringing an immigration bill to the floor that doesn't have majority support of Republicans." Until now, Boehner has sidestepped questions about how he will move forward in the House on […]
Perhaps channelling Winston Churchill's famous warning about "the end of the beginning," the White House on Tuesday announced plans for direct talks with Afghanistan's Taliban militia but cautioned against expecting any quick breakthrough that might speed the end of America's longest war. Among the likely items on the agenda: The return of U.S. Army Sergeant [...]
In the midst of negotiations in Congress over an immigration overhaul, House Republicans are planning a series of meetings with Hispanic Americans in the nation's capital as part of a party-wide effort to woo minority voters. The House Republican Conference, chaired by Washington Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, is planning four "meet-up" sessions between Hispanic Americans [...]
Ed Koch, NYC mayor from 1978 to 1989, died in February at the age of 88.
Newark, New Jersey Mayor Cory Booker, a top contender for his state's vacant Senate seat, joined a panel of urban policy experts on Monday night to discuss national politics and local problem solving. George Stephanopoulos, the ABC news analyst and former adviser to President Bill Clinton, moderated the discussion at New York's 92nd Street Y. [...]
(CNN) - The House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence holds a hearing Tuesday on the U.S. government's recently disclosed surveillance programs. A congressional sources tells CNN's Dana Bash that National Security Agency Director Keith Alexander is expected to reveal two terror plots that the agency will say were thwarted with the help of the recently […]