Key elements of Arizona immigration law struck down by Supreme Court
June 25th, 2012
10:25 AM ET
2 years ago

Key elements of Arizona immigration law struck down by Supreme Court

Washington (CNN) - The U.S. Supreme Court ruled in favor of the U.S. government Monday in a controversial case involving an Arizona law that sought to crack down on illegal immigration.

The court struck down key parts of the Arizona law in a 5-3 ruling sure to ripple across the political landscape in a presidential election year.

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Filed under: Arizona • Immigration • Supreme Court
Back to the future for Obama communications official
June 25th, 2012
10:18 AM ET
2 years ago

Back to the future for Obama communications official

(CNN) - Jennifer Psaki was named top traveling press secretary for President Barack Obama's re-election team, an Obama campaign official confirmed to CNN.

Psaki will start on July 1.
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Filed under: 2012 • President Obama
Poll: Longtime GOP senator holds large lead over primary challenger
June 25th, 2012
09:41 AM ET
2 years ago

Poll: Longtime GOP senator holds large lead over primary challenger

(CNN) - One day before Utah's GOP Senate primary, a new poll indicates that longtime Sen. Orrin Hatch holds a nearly two-to-one lead over his primary challenger, former state Sen. Dan Liljenquist.

According to a Deseret News/KSL survey, 60% of registered voters in Utah who say they'll vote in the GOP primary back Hatch's bid for a seventh term in the U.S. Senate, with 32% supporting Liljenquist and 7% unsure.
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Filed under: 2012 • Congress • Orrin Hatch • Polls • Senate • Utah
Crunch time for Congress on student loans
June 25th, 2012
07:55 AM ET
2 years ago

Crunch time for Congress on student loans

Washington (CNNMoney) - It's crunch time for Congress, with interest rates on student loans subsidized by Uncle Sam slated to double to 6.8% on July 1.

Some 7 million students taking out loans for the next school year will have to dig deeper to pay them off if Congress doesn't halt the increase.

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All sides preparing for political fallout from health care decision
June 25th, 2012
07:33 AM ET
2 years ago

All sides preparing for political fallout from health care decision

Washington (CNN) – Karen Harned has been going to the Supreme Court every day it has met since June 11 so there would be no chance she would miss the health care law ruling.

Harned is director of the small business legal center of the National Federation of Independent Business, one of the plaintiffs in the lawsuit that seeks to strike down the law. She and her group have worked through all of the possibilities and are ready to react to the court's ruling immediately.

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Filed under: Democrats • Health care • Republicans • Supreme Court
Congress ready for high court's health care decisions - then it gets tricky
June 25th, 2012
07:31 AM ET
2 years ago

Congress ready for high court's health care decisions - then it gets tricky

Washington (CNN) - No matter how the Supreme Court rules on the challenge to the health care law, it will only be a matter of minutes after that ruling is announced before attention shifts back across the street to the Capitol and to what happens next there.

Congressional press aides will be ready. Democrats and Republicans have spent months honing their messages. House GOP leaders have held "listening sessions" with rank-and-file members, going through various scenarios. Republican leadership aides from the House and Senate have coordinated their messaging plans with Mitt Romney's presidential campaign.

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Filed under: Congress • Health care • Supreme Court
'Obamacare': The word that defined the health care debate
June 25th, 2012
07:29 AM ET
2 years ago

'Obamacare': The word that defined the health care debate

Washington (CNN) - It's less of a tongue-twisting jumble than the phrase "Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act."

"Obamacare."

The sleek, slang word used by some to describe the health reform law signed by President Barack Obama has taken on a roller-coaster trajectory of its own, first coming into favor with Republicans as a criticism of the law, and more recently, as the subject of Democratic efforts to reclaim it.

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Filed under: Health care • President Obama
On the Trail: June 25, 2012
June 25th, 2012
06:00 AM ET
2 years ago

On the Trail: June 25, 2012

(CNN) - President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden will hold campaign events Monday while Mitt Romney, fresh off his weekend retreat, will hold a fund-raiser.

See the full schedules after the jump.
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Filed under: 2012 • Joe Biden • Mitt Romney • On the Trail • President Obama
POLITICAL HOT TOPICS: Monday, June 25, 2012
June 25th, 2012
04:26 AM ET
2 years ago

POLITICAL HOT TOPICS: Monday, June 25, 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: All sides preparing for political fallout from health care decision
Karen Harned has been going to the Supreme Court every day it has met since June 11 so there would be no chance she would miss the health care law ruling. Harned is director of the small business legal center of the National Federation of Independent Business, one of the plaintiffs in the lawsuit that seeks to strike down the law. She and her group have worked through all of the possibilities and are ready to react to the court's ruling immediately.

CNN: House vote to hold attorney general Holder in contempt possible soon
The U.S. House could, for the first time in history, vote this week to cite a sitting U.S. attorney general for contempt of Congress. The House Oversight Committee recommended the vote against Attorney General Eric Holder last week after he refused to hand over all of the requested documents in its investigation of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms' controversial Fast and Furious gun-running sting.

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