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Fmr. national security adviser Stephen Hadley, and the latest on the crisis in Ukraine.
(CNN) – In more pushback, Gov. Chris Christie’s office on Monday will send to supporters a list of tweets and stories that highlight criticism of The New York Times' coverage of the latest development in the George Washington Bridge scandal that is roiling his administration, a source in the governor's office told CNN Chief Washington Correspondent Jake Tapper.
On Friday, the Times was the first to report that former Christie appointee, David Wildstein, alleged in a letter that "evidence exists" the embattled New Jersey governor knew in real time about bridge lane closures in Fort Lee that caused massive traffic gridlock, contradicting what he had previously said.
(CNN) - If former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush makes a bid for the White House, he may not have his mother's blessing.
Former First Lady Barbara Bush said in an interview with C-SPAN on Thursday that the United States needs to expand the number of families holding the nation's highest political office beyond her own, as well as the Clintons and Kennedys.
(CNN) –- The person tasked with overseeing the development of HealthCare.gov is retiring, the administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services said Monday.
The departure of Michelle Snyder, the chief operating officer at CMS who's been in public service for 41 years, comes a few months after the bungled launch of the federal health care insurance website.
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(CNN) – Top Obama administration officials face tough questions Tuesday as they make their case for a military strike in Syria in their first public congressional hearing on the issue.
Secretary of State John Kerry, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin Dempsey sit before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee Tuesday afternoon.
Washington (CNN) - Before heading to Martha's Vineyard for a week-long family vacation, President Barack Obama took questions Friday from reporters at the White House.
He hadn't held a formal, solo press conference since April 30 – and topics ranging from the economy to government surveillance to terror threats arose at Friday's question and answer session.
The president also announced new measures to instill greater transparency in the government snooping programs that were revealed earlier this summer, which critics said amounted to massive federal overreach.
4:02 p.m. ET: CNN Chief White House Correspondent notes that Obama didn't seem to get "prickly" during Friday's press conference, compared to previous sessions.
The testiest moment came during his defense of Obamacare, during which he went after the GOP for trying to repeal his law without offering their own plan.
4:01 p.m. ET: And that wraps up the president's news conference – he took eight questions, and spoke for just under an hour.