New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie says President Barack Obama "has kept every promise he's made" about helping the state recover from Superstorm Sandy.
Speaking Monday on MSNBC on the 6-month anniversary of the deadly storm, the Republican says presidential politics was the last thing on his mind as he toured storm-devastated areas with the president last fall.
Christie's warm embrace of Obama angered some Republicans, who said it helped tip a close election to the Democrat and away from Mitt Romney, who Christie endorsed.
The gym at Democracy Prep High School was filled with nearly 1,000 people who came out to support President Obama's second term. Shauna Mark-Odinga, who came to the event with her family, says she has high hopes for the next four years.
"When I look across this room I see hope, I see strength, I see power, I see peace," said Mark-Odinga. "I feel like all of the energy will go into president Obama's second term."
Fellow New Yorker Greg Packer said he is just as excited as he was four years ago.
New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg calls President Barack Obama's stand on gay marriage "a major turning point in the history of American civil rights."
In a surprising special election, Republican Bob Turner defeated Democrat David Weprin to win New York's 9th Congressional District.
President Barack Obama says Osama bin Laden, the glowering mastermind behind the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks that killed thousands of Americans, was killed in an operation led by the United States.
Forcefully rejecting Republican budget-cutting plans, President Barack Obama on Wednesday proposed lowering the nation's future deficits by $4 trillion over a dozen years and vowed he would not allow benefit cuts for the poor and the elderly to pay for tax breaks for the rich.
Top White House officials spoke at Wednesday’s conference which marks the 20th anniversary of the founding of Sharpton’s civil rights group. Attorney General Eric Holder, Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Shaun Donovan and Secretary of Education Arne Duncan were all in attendance.