Senate Democrats’ plan to extend long-term jobless benefits ran into political turbulence on Thursday as Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid pushed a reworked version but blocked Republicans from offering any changes. The dispute threatened to stall the legislation, two days after it narrowly cleared a Senate hurdle.
Charles Krauthammer told viewers Thursday on “Special Report with Bret Baier” that New Jersey Governor Chris Christie’s future in the wake of a bridge scandal involving his aides is simple: “Christie is now hostage to the truth. If he told the truth, and he had no knowledge of this, it will hurt him. If he didn't tell the truth, and we will know it for sure one way or the other, if he did know about this thing, he's toast.”
The New York babysitter who was watching a boy, 4, who was found badly beaten and burned in a luxury Times Square apartment and later died at a hospital allegedly admitted to police that she carried out a series of beatings on the child, DNAInfo.com reported.