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May 29th, 2013
09:30 AM ET

President Obama and Governor Christie tour storm-battered New Jersey shore – CNN's Jessica Yellin reports

President Obama and Governor Chris Christie renewing their bromance with a tour of the jersey shore Tuesday promoting a big summer comeback. A credit they say to cooperation between federal and state governments.

But the union is not without its risks as CNN's Jessica Yellin reports.

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Filed under: Barack Obama • Chris Christie • Hurricane Sandy
August 14th, 2012
11:18 AM ET

Erick Erickson: Paul Ryan was a good pick, GOP convention will be 'carefully orchestrated'

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie will be the keynote speaker at the Republican National Convention later this month. Christie, himself, revealed the news in an interview with the "USA Today." He says his speech will focus more on the case of electing Mitt Romney rather than the case against President Obama.

Also new this morning, Republican rising star and Florida senator Marco Rubio will be introducing Mitt Romney at the convention when Romney formally accepts the party's nomination. He was also in the vetting process for vice president before Paul Ryan became the pick.

On the trail, it's day two all alone for VP candidate Rep. Paul Ryan, as he tries to convert the positive Republican reaction to this election into votes. Today, Ryan will campaign in Colorado after spending yesterday at the Iowa State Fair.

CNN contributor and RedState.com editor in chief Erick Erickson was among the first that suggested Paul Ryan be Mitt Romney's pick. He explains this morning why he thinks Paul Ryan was a good pick by Romney for vice president, and why he thinks the Republican convention will be 'carefully orchestrated.'

Filed under: 2012 election • Chris Christie • Paul Ryan