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