'Your papers, please' must never be heard in America
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Robert De Niro says he meant no offense when he joked at a presidential fundraiser featuring Michelle Obama that America might not be ready for a white first lady.
Actor Robert De Niro opened a fundraiser starring Michelle Obama by listing her Republican rivals and jokingly suggesting that America isn't "ready for a white first lady." Newt Gingrich was not amused, and the Obama campaign says the quip was inappropriate.
Gov. Chris Christie pulled the plug on a decades-in-the-making train tunnel connecting New Jersey and Manhattan, saying Thursday that his state can't afford to pay for cost overruns on what is the largest federal transportation project in the country now under construction.
"We believe the joke was inappropriate," said Mrs. Obama's campaign press secretary, Olivia Alair.
Olivia Alair said in an e-mailed statement that Mr. LaHood and Mr. Christie plan to meet Friday afternoon to "discuss a path forward on the ARC tunnel project."