Poll: Voters support Obama immigration change
June 19th, 2012
08:27 AM ET
3 years ago

Poll: Voters support Obama immigration change

(CNN) – A majority of voters agreed with the immigration policy unveiled by President Barack Obama last week, according to a new poll.

The Bloomberg Poll released Tuesday showed 64% of likely voters backed the shift, which would allow the children of illegal immigrants who meet certain requirements to stave off deportation for two years. Although 30% of those surveyed disagreed with the president, coveted independent voters agreed with the decision by better than a two-to-one margin.
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Filed under: 2012 • Latinos • Mitt Romney • President Obama
Congress: Same hours, half the work
June 19th, 2012
07:36 AM ET
3 years ago

Congress: Same hours, half the work

Washington (CNN) – The current Congress has worked just as many days as its legislative predecessors. It just has a lot less to show for it.

According to a CNN analysis of congressional records that looked at bills that became law and the number of days lawmakers worked, members of the House have spent more than 150 days and Senate just over 140 days in session so far, comparable to previous Congresses at this point in the term.

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Filed under: 2012 • Congress • Democrats • Republicans
Tea party group aims for 'winning by building, building by winning'
FreedomWorks' Russ Walker shows activists a map of the "tea party belt," states where the movement has had success.
June 19th, 2012
07:34 AM ET
3 years ago

Tea party group aims for 'winning by building, building by winning'

Washington (CNN) - As it continues to ramp up its efforts for the 2012 election cycle, a national umbrella organization for the tea party movement readily admits its grassroots organizing strategy is borrowed from the left's political playbook.

"Whether they win or lose a campaign, an election, a fight of some kind - did they come out stronger than they went in?" is how Brendan Steinhauser, FreedomWorks' director of state and federal campaigns, described the grassroots approach utilized by liberals.

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Filed under: 2012 • FreedomWorks • Tea Party
Top 10 tweets from GOP kin
Daughters of former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman.
June 19th, 2012
07:23 AM ET
3 years ago

Top 10 tweets from GOP kin

(CNN) – In a year dominated by the Republican race for the White House, several kids of GOP politicians have found a voice on Twitter, giving a behind-the-scenes look on the campaign trail or simply standing up for their dads online.

Our list of their top 10 tweets can be found after the jump.
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Filed under: 2012 • Twitter
On the Trail: June 19, 2012
June 19th, 2012
07:20 AM ET
3 years ago

On the Trail: June 19, 2012

(CNN) – Mitt Romney finishes up his five-day bus tour Tuesday in Michigan, while Vice President Joe Biden and first lady Michelle Obama deliver remarks out West.

See their full schedules after the jump.
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Filed under: 2012 • Joe Biden • Michelle Obama • Mitt Romney • On the Trail
POLITICAL HOT TOPICS: Tuesday, June 19, 2012
June 19th, 2012
04:41 AM ET
3 years ago

POLITICAL HOT TOPICS: Tuesday, June 19, 2012

The CNN Washington Bureau’s morning speed read of the top stories making news from around the country and the world. Click on the headlines for more.

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CNN: Holder, Issa to meet about 'Fast and Furious' before possible contempt vote
U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder is expected to meet with a House committee chairman Tuesday about turning over documents that might postpone a contempt vote for the nation's top prosecutor. Holder and Rep. Darrell Issa, R-California, are scheduled to meet to discuss Issa's demand for more documents relating to "Operation Fast and Furious," a federal firearms investigation that allowed hundreds of guns to reach Mexican drug gangs. Issa is the chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee.

CNN: Rubio to shelve GOP immigration plan
Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida is standing down for now on proposing his much-anticipated immigration plan, his office confirmed on Monday. The decision came just days after President Barack Obama announced similar policies to that of Rubio's proposal, which would grant legal status for minors brought here illegally, providing they pursue higher education opportunities or serve in the military.

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