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July 30th, 2013
06:32 PM ET

Paul: Christie is the 'king of bacon' on government spending

(CNN) – The feuding between Republicans Chris Christie and Rand Paul continued Tuesday as the senator from Kentucky cautioned the governor from New Jersey was picking a fight with the wrong guy.

In an interview to air on CNN's "The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer," Paul defended himself against Christie's most recent allegations that the senator was bringing home too much money for his state.

"This is the king of bacon talking about bacon," Paul said about Christie. Both are considered potential 2016 contenders for the Republican presidential nomination.

FULL STORY ON CNN POLITICAL TICKER


Filed under: Chris Christie • Political Ticker • Rand Paul
July 30th, 2013
06:26 PM ET

Money in your pocket... or job-killer?

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) and fmr. CBO director Douglas Holtz-Eakin debate whether raising the minimum wage would help or hurt the economy.

RELATED STORY: Despite Congress' inaction, minimum wage fight still looms

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Filed under: Bernie Sanders • Economy • Interviews
July 30th, 2013
04:53 PM ET

Might Carter help free U.S. captive?

Will former President Jimmy Carter visit North Korea to press for the release of an American captive? Brian Todd reports.

RELATED STORY: Talking peace with a backdrop of war

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Filed under: Brian Todd • Jimmy Carter • North Korea
July 30th, 2013
04:50 PM ET

Guy sees red over a red light ticket

Would you go this far to fight a red light ticket? CNN's Jeanne Moos reports on a motorist so revved up he sues.

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Filed under: Jeanne Moos • Transportation
July 30th, 2013
04:49 PM ET

How safe is that bus?

CNN's Rene Marsh reviews safety regulations after several bus tragedies in the U.S. and abroad.

RELATED STORY: Indiana bus crash kills pastor, pregnant wife, chaperone on teen trip


Filed under: Rene Marsh • Transportation
July 30th, 2013
04:47 PM ET

Hillary Clinton lunches at White House

Hillary Clinton makes a return to the White House for lunch with President Barack Obama.

RELATED STORY: Obama, Hillary Clinton sit down to lunch


Filed under: Barack Obama • Hillary Clinton • White House
July 30th, 2013
04:45 PM ET

More green paint splattered in D.C.

Police say one person has been arrested in connection with the vandalism of a D.C. monument. CNN's Erin McPike reports.

RELATED STORY: Woman charged in vandalism at National Cathedral


Filed under: Erin McPike • Washington
July 30th, 2013
04:43 PM ET

See where FBI found child prostitutes

The FBI says 105 children have been rescued in an undercover crackdown on child prostitution. Joe Johns reports.

RELATED STORY: FBI crackdown nabs pimps, rescues children


Filed under: children • FBI • Joe Johns • Prostitution