Chris Christie says Obama ‘can’t figure out how to lead’

June 28, 2013

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Christie slams Obama: New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) criticized President Obama, casting him as someone who "can't figure out how to lead." Speaking at a town hall meeting, Christie went after Congress' image and the president, saying: "That’s what happens when you have someone in the executive office who is more concerned about being right than he is concerned about getting things done." Christie has been criticized by conservative critics of cozying up to Obama too much.

Republicans look to recruit more women candidates:  A pair of GOP groups announced the formation of programs designed to recruit more female candidates. The National Republican Congressional Committee’s “Project GROW” will try to recruit women to run for office while the Republican State Leadership Committee's "Right Women, Right Now” effort pledges to recruit 300 new women to run at the state level. Both programs are part of the Republican National Committee’s “Women on the Right Unite” campaign.

Senators want answers from Clapper: Twenty-six senators signed a letter demanding that Director of National Intelligence James Clapper address questions about the government's bulk data collection program.

New Yorker cover grabs attention: The newest cover of the New Yorker has attracted widespread attention. The focus is on the Supreme Court's gay marriage ruling, and the image portrays a romantic relationship between Bert and Ernie of "Sesame Street."

Palin hits GOP on immigration: In a captioned photo uploaded to her Facebook page, Sarah Palin told establishment Republicans they "disrespect Hispanics with your assumption that they desire ignoring the rule of law."

THE FIX MIX:

Kid's got hops.

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