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politics lead

January 20th, 2014
05:23 PM ET

Christie's unfavorable ratings skyrocket amid allegations

(CNN) - New polling from the Pew Research Center shows unfavorable views of New Jersey Governor Chris Christie have doubled over the past year – 34% of those polled have an unfavorable view of Christie, up from 17% in January 2013.

Political reporter for Politicker NJ Matt Arco, and Washington Post correspondent Dan Balz measure the fallout for Christie in the wake of the latest allegations against him.

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world lead

January 20th, 2014
05:03 PM ET

U.S. has plan in case Olympics attacked

(CNN) - Russia's assurances that it has the Olympic security situation handled is not alleviating the worry among many in the U.S. government. Several lawmakers are expressing their anxiety ahead of the games.

"I would not go, and I don't think I would send my family," Sen. Angus King Jr., I-Maine, told CNN.

"We don't seem to be getting all of the information we need to protect our athletes in the games," said Republican Rep. Mike Rogers, chairman of the House intelligence committee.
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January 20th, 2014
04:28 PM ET

Police warn Sochi hotels of ‘black widow’ terror suspect as Olympics near

(CNN) - Police in Sochi, Russia, have handed out fliers to hotels warning of a woman they believe could be a terrorist and who may currently be in the city, which is set to host the Winter Olympic Games.

One flier asks workers to be on the lookout for Ruzanna Ibragimova, described as the widow of a member of a militant group from the Caucuses.

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