McGurk's wife: I've become 'collateral damage'
Brett McGurk testified before the Senate on Thursday.
June 15th, 2012
05:00 PM ET
3 years ago

McGurk's wife: I've become 'collateral damage'

Washington (CNN) – The wife of Brett McGurk, the president's pick to be ambassador to Iraq, whose nomination is in jeopardy following recent revelations of questionable conduct, said Friday she feels "targeted" over recent reports that led to her resignation as a reporter for the Wall Street Journal.

"I've never felt so vulnerable, so targeted and so exposed as I have in the last two weeks," Gina Chon wrote in an email to friends, obtained by CNN. "I feel like I have become collateral damage in this process."
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Filed under: Iraq • Senate
Iowa rep will file lawsuit over immigration announcement
June 15th, 2012
04:51 PM ET
3 years ago

Iowa rep will file lawsuit over immigration announcement

(CNN) - Firebrand Republican Rep. Steve King announced his intention Friday to file a lawsuit against President Barack Obama, calling unconstitutional the administration's plan to stop deporting some young, illegal immigrants who entered the U.S. as children.

"This is no longer a debate about immigration policy. The debate is now about the Constitution and the Rule of Law," the Iowa congressman said in a statement. "I am preparing to bring suit against the President and ask for a court to enjoin him from implementing his unconstitutional and unlawful policy."
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Filed under: Immigration • Steve King
June 15th, 2012
04:21 PM ET
3 years ago

Romney: Obama immigration move makes long term fix harder

(CNN) – More than five hours after news broke of President Barack Obama's shift in immigration rules, his Republican challenger for the White House said the United States needed a longer term solution to the problem.

"I believe the status of young people who come here through no fault of their own is an important matter to be considered, and should be solved on a long term basis so they know what their future would be in this country," Romney said after a campaign stop in Milford, New Hampshire.
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Filed under: 2012 • Immigration • Mitt Romney
Santorum endorses Hatch's GOP challenger
June 15th, 2012
03:58 PM ET
3 years ago

Santorum endorses Hatch's GOP challenger

(CNN) - Former Republican presidential hopeful Rick Santorum added his voice to the Republican primary contest in Utah on Friday, endorsing the candidate challenging longtime Sen. Orrin Hatch.

"Plain and simple, Dan Liljenquist is the stronger conservative in this race." Santorum said in a statement.
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Filed under: 2012 • Orrin Hatch • Rick Santorum • Senate • Utah
Masked men attempt break-in at home of Penn. rep
June 15th, 2012
03:44 PM ET
3 years ago

Masked men attempt break-in at home of Penn. rep

(CNN) - Men in masks attempted to break into the Pennsylvania home of Democratic Rep. Robert Brady, according to congressional spokeswoman Karen Warrington. The phone lines into the building were severed, police said. Brady's wife was home alone at the time, they said.


Filed under: Pennsylvania
Gingrich: 'Yes we can' is now 'Why we couldn't'
June 15th, 2012
03:16 PM ET
3 years ago

Gingrich: 'Yes we can' is now 'Why we couldn't'

Washington (CNN) – Newt Gingrich resurfaced one of his most controversial lines from the Republican primary season, saying on Friday it was a matter of "patriotic duty" to defeat President Barack Obama in November.

"Barack Obama and the values he represents and the amateurish incompetence he has proven are a direct threat to the survival to America as we know it, and defeating him is a national, patriotic duty," Gingrich said at the Faith and Freedom Coalition conference in Washington, D.C.
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Filed under: 2012 • Newt Gingrich • President Obama • Washington D.C.
June 15th, 2012
02:28 PM ET
3 years ago

Obama to interrupter: 'I didn't ask for an argument'

(CNN) – President Barack Obama did not respond kindly Friday to an interruption during his Rose Garden announcement of new immigration rules, telling the man shouting that it was neither the time nor the place to field questions.

The reporter, who was wearing a temporary press badge, was identified as Neil Munro from the conservative website the Daily Caller. He later told CNN, "I have to ask the questions you all won't ask," referring to the reporters gathered who regularly cover the White House.
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Filed under: President Obama
June 15th, 2012
01:00 PM ET
3 years ago

McCain slams Adelson's 'foreign money'

(CNN) – The influx of cash to the super PAC supporting Mitt Romney from billionaire casino owner Sheldon Adelson doesn't sit well with Sen. John McCain, a Romney supporter and longtime advocate of campaign finance reform.

The Arizona Republican said in an interview Thursday that Adelson, who reportedly with his wife dropped $10 million into the pro-Romney super PAC Restore Our Future this week, was indirectly supplying the American campaign with foreign money.
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Filed under: 2012 • Fundraising • John McCain
June 15th, 2012
11:10 AM ET
3 years ago

Obama administration stops deporting young immigrants

Washington (CNN) - In an election-year policy change, the Obama administration said Friday it will stop deporting young illegal immigrants who entered the United States as children if they meet certain requirements.

The shift on the politically volatile issue of immigration policy prompted immediate praise from Latino leaders who have criticized Congress and the White House for inaction, while Republicans reacted with outrage, saying the move amounts to amnesty - a negative buzz word among conservatives - and usurps congressional authority.

Wolf Blitzer's full interview with Janet Napolitano airs Friday afternoon on CNN's "Situation Room," from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. ET

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Immigration shift sparks reaction from both sides
June 15th, 2012
11:01 AM ET
3 years ago

Immigration shift sparks reaction from both sides

(CNN) - Reactions flowed in Friday to the White House announcement that it will stop deporting young illegal immigrants who were brought to the United States as children if they meet certain requirements.

See the full list of statements after the jump.
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Filed under: Immigration • President Obama
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