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The Pulse: Christie Commenting on Controversy

In Thursday's edition of "The Pulse," New Jersey Governor Chris Christie comments further on an aide's revenge controversy and has started firing staff; Dennis Rodman apologizes for a rant; and more.
In Thursday's edition of "The Pulse," New Jersey Governor Chris Christie comments further on an aide's revenge controversy and has started firing staff; Dennis Rodman apologizes for a rant; and more.

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, saying he's "embarrassed and humiliated" by the unfolding scandal over traffic delays near the George Washington Bridge in September. Christie said he knew nothing of emails from some of his staff to punish the mayor of Fort Lee by creating traffic jams in his community. On Thursday, Christie made the first firings on his staff and traveled to Fort Lee to personally apologize to the mayor.

Dennis Rodman now issuing an apology for a rant he made appearing to justify the imprisonment of American Kenneth Bae in North Korea. He said he had been stressed out, adding that his dreams of basketball diplomacy were quickly falling apart. His trips to North Korea and visits to Kim Jong Un have drawn negative attention and criticism.

President Obama unveiling his latest plan to boost the economy with five regions across the country called "promise zones" slated to get some extra help from the government. Growing income inequality is proving to be a key issue for politicians heading into the November midterm election. That includes negotiations to extend unemployment benefits for more than a million out-of-work Americans.

T-Mobile is upping the stakes in the "mobile phone wars," offering $650 for people who switch from another carrier. T-Mobile and AT&T are both making aggressive moves to go after new customers. Meanwhile, AT&T said it would give up to $450 to T-Mobile customers who switched.

At the People's Choice Awards, Jennifer Hudson's making an emotional speech for winning a humanitarian award. Hudson accepted the award with her sister Julia for the foundation they started in the name of Julia's son, who was murdered along with their mother and brother in 2008. Other highlights included Britney Spears winning her first People's Choice Award, while Sandra Bullock swept three categories. Justin Timberlake also won for favorite album and favorite male artist.
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