Holder involved in decision to ask for search warrant for reporter's private emails
May 24th, 2013
06:27 PM ET
2 years ago

Holder involved in decision to ask for search warrant for reporter's private emails

Washington (CNN) - Attorney General Eric Holder was involved in the Justice Department's decision to seek a search warrant for Fox News reporter James Rosen's private e-mails, a Justice official told CNN.

The decision to apply for the search warrant was vetted at the department's highest levels, including Holder, the official said, although the decision to issue a warrant was made by a federal magistrate judge.
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Filed under: Eric Holder • Fox News • Justice Department
May 24th, 2013
05:44 PM ET
2 years ago

Christie meets Snooki

(CNN) - Gov. Chris Christie and Snooki don't share much in common, but there couldn't have been a more appropriate place for the two to meet: the Jersey Shore.

Their awkward introduction came Friday in Seaside Heights, where the two were on hand for the reopening of the boardwalk in time for the Memorial Day weekend tourist influx, about seven months after Superstorm Sandy battered the region.
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Filed under: Chris Christie • New Jersey • Snooki
May 24th, 2013
04:14 PM ET
2 years ago

To salute or not? Obama's handshake sparks debate

(CNN) – Fans of "The West Wing" remember well the fake President Josiah Bartlett's advice when boarding the presidential helicopter, Marine One: duck.

He might easily have offered this advice as well: salute.
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Filed under: President Obama
CNN's GUT CHECK for May 24, 2013
May 24th, 2013
04:06 PM ET
2 years ago

CNN's GUT CHECK for May 24, 2013

CNN's GUT CHECK | for May 24, 2013 | 5 p.m.
n. a pause to assess the state, progress or condition of the political news cycle

2016 WATCH: First on CNN: Cruz invited to key 2016 presidential state An influential social conservative organization in New Hampshire has invited Sen. Ted Cruz to speak to its members, an offer that would present the Texas Republican an opportunity to begin meeting primary voters if he decides to run for president.

RIP: Haynes Johnson, the Pulitzer Prize winning longtime correspondent of The Washington Post and a veteran member of the Mighty Gridiron Chorus, died Friday morning of a heart attack at Suburban Hospital. He was 81.

MARKET WATCH: U.S. stocks end the week lower for the first time in a month on fears of Fed policy changes and global slowdown.

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Filed under: CNN's Gut Check
May 24th, 2013
03:47 PM ET
2 years ago

Michelle Obama, 'Scandal' and the Godfather of Soul

Washington (CNN) - First lady Michelle Obama hung out with a "big time star" and jammed to the Godfather of Soul, but brought a serious message to students at a once-troubled Washington elementary school Friday.

Obama joined actress Kerry Washington, from the ABC television show "Scandal," in the visit to Savoy Elementary School which was once one of the district's lowest performing schools and is located in the city's Anacostia neighborhood.
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Filed under: Michelle Obama • Washington
First on CNN: Cruz invited to key 2016 presidential state
May 24th, 2013
02:39 PM ET
2 years ago

First on CNN: Cruz invited to key 2016 presidential state

Manchester, New Hampshire (CNN) - An influential social conservative organization in New Hampshire has invited Sen. Ted Cruz to speak to its members, an offer that would present the Texas Republican an opportunity to begin meeting primary voters if he decides to run for president.

Cornerstone Action specifically asked Cruz to address their annual fundraising dinner that will take place in the fall.
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Filed under: Ted Cruz
Mass. Senate race scrapes the scum off the pond
May 24th, 2013
02:09 PM ET
2 years ago

Mass. Senate race scrapes the scum off the pond

(CNN) – The U.S. Senate race in Massachusetts took a nasty turn this week when the Republican candidate equated his Democratic rival to "pond scum" for a web video that pictured him on screen with Osama bin Laden.

Saying he couldn't think of anything more offensive, Gabriel Gomez told a reporter he was worried his four kids would see the ad, which hits Gomez for his work with a group that accused President Barack Obama of "politically capitalizing on U.S. national security operations and secrets" after the bin Laden raid.
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Filed under: Massachusetts
Bloomberg gun group hits a Democrat
May 24th, 2013
01:02 PM ET
2 years ago

Bloomberg gun group hits a Democrat

Washington (CNN) - A large gun advocacy group is hitting its first Democrat in their most recent campaign to increase gun control measures.

Mayors Against Illegal Guns, founded by independent New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, announced an ad Friday criticizing Democratic Sen. Mark Pryor for his recent vote against gun legislation in the Senate, including expanding background checks.
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Filed under: Ads • Gun control • Michael Bloomberg
May 24th, 2013
12:05 PM ET
2 years ago

Obama heckler: 'Don't call it heckling'

Washington (CNN) - She repeatedly interrupted President Barack Obama by screaming during his national security speech Thursday, but don't call her a "heckler."

"I don't call it heckling, I call it speaking out because the president is not implementing policies that we need to see changed," Code Pink Founder Medea Benjamin said on CNN's "Newsroom" Friday.
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Filed under: President Obama
May 24th, 2013
11:45 AM ET
2 years ago

Sex assaults threaten military trust, Obama tells Naval graduates

(CNN) - A rash of sexual assaults in the armed forces undermines Americans' confidence in the military, President Barack Obama told newly commissioned officers at the U.S. Naval Academy Friday.

"Those who commit sexual assault are not only committing a crime, they threaten the trust and discipline that makes our military strong," Obama told the graduates, who were commissioned as Naval ensigns and Marine Corps second lieutenants.

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Filed under: Military • President Obama
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