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politics lead

January 13th, 2014
05:24 PM ET

Report details 'list' of Clinton supporters, detractors from 2008

(CNN) – In the ongoing buzz about Hillary Clinton's potential bid for the White House in 2016, the latest talk surrounds a list that her aides created not long after her unsuccessful presidential campaign in 2008.

The list, which meticulously details high-profile figures who supported Clinton's campaign as well as those who backed then-foe Barack Obama, was jointly reported by The Hill's Amie Parnes and Politico's Jonathan Allen as part of their upcoming book, "HRC: State Secrets and the Rebirth of Hillary Clinton."

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January 13th, 2014
05:19 PM ET

NJ Democrat: This is 'just the beginning' of the Christie investigations

(CNN) - Republican Gov. Chris Christie is under federal investigation into whether he misused Hurricane Sandy relief funds. The timing could not be worse for Christie, who is also under fire for a traffic scandal apparently orchestrated by aides close to the governor.

But Christie doesn't seem like he's taking much of a hit in the Garden State. A new poll from Monmouth University shows a 6-point drop in Christie's approval rating among people in New Jersey, though the margin of error is more than 4-points.

"The reality is this is just the beginning of these investigations," Louis Greenwald, Democratic Majority Leader for the New Jersey Assembly told CNN's "The Lead with Jake Tapper."
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January 13th, 2014
05:16 PM ET

Ford executive responds to GM sweeping awards

(CNN) - Ford Motor Co. unveiled a new F-150 pick-up at the Detroit auto show Monday, announcing some big changes for one of America's top-selling vehicles.

The biggest change is in what it's made of. The 2015 F-150's body is made out of aluminum, making it more gas efficient.

The truck is a huge chunk of Ford's North American profits, but there are already concerns that customers prefer the durability of steel.

"A lot of our customers are trades people, they're used to high strength, aluminum alloy in some of their power tools, their toolboxes," Ford's Chief Operating Officer Mark Fields said in an interview with CNN"s "The Lead with Jake Tapper." "Actually, the vehicle will be more dent and ding resistant than our current F-series which is made of steel."
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January 13th, 2014
04:44 PM ET

The truth behind Obamacare 6 million figure

(CNNMoney) - The Obama administration is trumpeting that 6 million people have health coverage thanks to Obamacare.

Health Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said in a blog post Monday that "More than 6 million Americans have now either signed up for a private health insurance plan through the Marketplace or for Medicaid coverage."

But the numbers are somewhat misleading. Here are the figures:

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January 13th, 2014
04:36 PM ET

Feds investigate Christie's use of Sandy relief funds

Washington (CNN) - Just days after dismissing two top advisers for their roles in the George Washington Bridge scandal, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie faced questions over the use of Superstorm Sandy relief funds.

CNN has learned that federal officials are investigating whether Christie improperly used some of that money to produce tourism ads that starred him and his family.

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