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Christie: Obama 'Kept Every Promise' on Storm Aid

by Associated Press

PWalter2009, flickr

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.

New Yorkers Celebrate the Presidential Inauguration

by Katie Fisher

Katie Fisher

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.

White House Vows To Tackle Tough Issues At Sharpton Convention

by Julie Clark
President Barack Obama
Matt Ortega, flickr

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.

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