Obama sings high praises for Warren in Massachusetts
June 25th, 2012
10:32 PM ET
2 years ago

Obama sings high praises for Warren in Massachusetts

(CNN) – Democratic Senate hopeful Elizabeth Warren received some warm praise Monday from her party's top surrogate: President Barack Obama.

After Warren introduced the president at a Boston campaign event, Obama took the stage and urged voters to support Warren in her heated challenge against Republican Sen. Scott Brown.
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Filed under: 2012 • Elizabeth Warren • Massachusetts • Scott Brown • Senate
June 25th, 2012
10:01 PM ET
2 years ago

Obama hits nerve with Red Sox Nation

Boston, Massachusetts (CNN) – During a fund-raiser at Symphony Hall here on Monday night, President Barack Obama touched on a sore subject while joking with the crowd prior to diving into his prepared remarks.

“Boston, I just want to say thank you for Youkilis,” Obama said, referencing former Boston Red Sox third baseman Kevin Youkilis who was traded on Sunday to the Chicago White Sox – the president’s favorite baseball team.
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Filed under: 2012 • Massachusetts • President Obama
Rep. Jesse Jackson, Jr. on medical leave
June 25th, 2012
08:45 PM ET
2 years ago

Rep. Jesse Jackson, Jr. on medical leave

(CNN) – Rep. Jesse Jackson, Jr. of Illinois is on a medical leave-of-absence while being treated for exhaustion, his office said in a statement.

The Democratic congressman has been on leave since June 10.
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Filed under: House • Illinois • Jesse Jackson Jr.
Anonymous donor foots overtime costs for Obama's NH visit
June 25th, 2012
08:16 PM ET
2 years ago

Anonymous donor foots overtime costs for Obama's NH visit

Boston, Massachusetts (CNN) – The president's campaign visit to Durham, New Hampshire on Monday was almost derailed due to the substantial cost that a town must incur to beef up security in accordance with US Secret Service demands.

When the Obama campaign informed Durham officials on Thursday morning that it had been selected as the site for the president's rally on Monday, Town Administrator Todd Selig sent a formal request on behalf of the Durham Town Council that the campaign reimburse the town for any security-related costs incurred during the president's visit.
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Filed under: 2012 • New Hampshire • President Obama
Forget $1 billion, the $3 billion campaign is here
June 25th, 2012
07:55 PM ET
2 years ago

Forget $1 billion, the $3 billion campaign is here

(CNN) - We've heard projections of the $1 billion campaign.

That was months ago. Now, see the $3 billion campaign.
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Filed under: 2012 • Fundraising
June 25th, 2012
07:19 PM ET
2 years ago

Brewer: Obama admin launched 'assault' on Arizona

(CNN) – Republican Gov. Jan Brewer of Arizona had some biting words for the Obama administration Monday after it announced it was rescinding agreements that allow some local law enforcement officers to enforce federal immigration laws.

"They arbitrarily singled out Arizona and sent a bomb, if you will, across our bow and made Arizona once again a target," Brewer said on CNN's "John King, USA."
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Filed under: 2012 • Arizona • Immigration • Jan Brewer • TV-John King U.S.A.
Analysis: Five things we learned from Supreme Court's immigration ruling
June 25th, 2012
06:57 PM ET
2 years ago

Analysis: Five things we learned from Supreme Court's immigration ruling

(CNN) - The Supreme Court ruled largely in favor of the U.S. on Arizona's immigration law on Monday, but it upheld the most controversial provision involving police checks on people's immigration status.

So what did we learn and what can we glean from their decision? Bill Mears, CNN's Supreme Court producer, breaks down the decision piece by piece:

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Filed under: Immigration • Supreme Court
Source: House vote to hold AG Holder in contempt set for Thursday
June 25th, 2012
06:55 PM ET
2 years ago

Source: House vote to hold AG Holder in contempt set for Thursday

Washington (CNN) - The U.S. House is expected to vote this week for the first time in history to cite a sitting U.S. attorney general for contempt of Congress, a GOP leadership aide told CNN on Monday.

The vote is scheduled for Thursday, said the source, who was not authorized to speak on the record.

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Filed under: Congress • Eric Holder • House
June 25th, 2012
05:45 PM ET
2 years ago

Obama attacks critics head-on in New Hampshire

Durham, New Hampshire – President Barack Obama confronted his critics head-on during an address at Oyster River High School here on Monday, redirecting attack lines most often aimed at him and turning them against his opponents instead.

“This is going to be a close election, and from now until November the other side will spend more money then at any time in American history,” Obama said. “And almost all of it will be on ads that tell you the economy’s bad. It’s all Obama’s fault. He can’t fix it because he thinks government’s always the answer, because he doesn’t have the experience of making a lot of money in the private sector, and because he’s in over his head.”

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Filed under: 2012 • New Hampshire • President Obama
CNN's GUT CHECK for June 25, 2012
June 25th, 2012
05:20 PM ET
2 years ago

CNN's GUT CHECK for June 25, 2012

CNN's GUT CHECK | for June 25, 2012 | 5 p.m.
- n. a pause to assess the state, progress or condition of the political news cycle

BREAKING… Official: Obama administration will enforce its priorities, not Arizona's: CNN’s Mike M. Ahlers reports: “Obama administration officials said Monday the federal government would not become a willing partner in the state of Arizona's efforts to arrest undocumented people - unless those immigrants meet federal government criteria. And they said the administration is rescinding agreements that allow some Arizona law enforcement officers to enforce federal immigration laws.”

LEADING THE NEWS… THE SUPREME COURT RULES ASPECTS OF ARIZONA IMMIGRATION LAW UNCONSTITUTIONAL: The U.S. Supreme Court struck down key parts of an Arizona law Monday that sought to deter illegal immigration, but it let stand a controversial provision that lets police check a person's immigration status while enforcing other laws.

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