Chris Christie opposes gay ‘conversion therapy,’ spokesman says

March 22, 2013

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FAA to close towers following sequester: The Federal Aviation Administration will close 149 airport control towers early next month, on the heels of the deep federal spending cuts known as the sequester.

Let's share: President Obama will be tweeting under an account controlled by Organizing For Action, a spin-off of his campaign organization that has been a source of controversy.

Christie opposes gay conversion therapy: New Jersey Republican Gov. Chris Christie's spokesman said that the governor opposes gay conversion therapy, the practice of trying to turn gays straight. But the spokesman did not take a position on a bill that would ban the practice. Christie's Democratic opponent, state Sen. Barbara Buono, had criticized Christie's prior remark that he didn't know enough about the issue to weigh in.

Granholm won't run for Senate: Former Michigan governor Jennifer Granholm (D) won't run for retiring Democratic Sen. Carl Levin's seat. Keep an eye on Rep. Gary Peters and Debbie Dingell as possible candidates.

Sanford vs. Bostic: A Friday recount reconfirmed that former governor Mark Sanford will face former Charleston county councilor Curtis Bostic in South Carolina's 1st District Republican runoff on April 2.

Jeb praises W.'s painting skills: “[H]e’s actually become a pretty good painter. I’ll just admit that this was a surprise to me when I found this out about a year ago,” former Florida governor Jeb Bush said of his brother in an interview with CNN.

White House withdraws a judicial nomination: The White House withdrew the nomination of Caitlin Halligan to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, weeks after a GOP filibuster against her. Halligan asked that Obama pull back her nomination.

Gingrich/Santorum 2012? Almost. Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum almost agreed to form a unity ticket to take down Mitt Romney in 2012. But the talks fell apart after a disagreement about who should be at the top of the ticket.

Christie meets with Shaq: The governor met with the former NBA star:

 

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Sean Sullivan has covered national politics for The Washington Post since 2012.
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