May 25th, 2013
07:18 PM ET
1 year ago

Sources: News Corp long aware of Fox News subpoenas

Updated Monday 5/27 3:00 a.m. ET

(CNN)– The parent company of Fox News was aware years ago that the Justice Department was targeting one of its reporters in a leak investigation, sources said.

One law enforcement source said the Justice Department notified a media organization three years ago of a subpoena for detailed telephone records, and a second told CNN that organization was Fox News.
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Filed under: Fox News • Justice Department
Giffords to graduates: 'Be bold'
May 25th, 2013
06:11 PM ET
1 year ago

Giffords to graduates: 'Be bold'

(CNN) - Former Arizona Rep. Gabrielle Giffords' advice to college graduates on Saturday was the same she offered senators earlier this year as they prepared to consider gun-related legislation.

"Be bold. Be courageous," she advised graduates of Bard College in New York, repeating the words of her brief January testimony before the Judiciary Committee. "Be your best."
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Filed under: Gabrielle Giffords
Rand Paul announces 2016 campaign
May 25th, 2013
12:41 PM ET
1 year ago

Rand Paul announces 2016 campaign

(CNN) - He's running.

Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul announced Friday he will be on ballots in November 2016, but he told voters in his home state that they might be the only ones with a chance to vote for him.
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Filed under: Kentucky • Rand Paul
Nebraska governor won't seek open Senate seat
May 25th, 2013
12:02 PM ET
1 year ago

Nebraska governor won't seek open Senate seat

(CNN) - Nebraska Gov. Dave Heineman announced Saturday that he will not run for the state's vacant U.S. Senate seat next year, according to local media reports.

In a statement obtained by the Lincoln Journal Star and other outlets, Heineman, a Republican, said he would "keep my focus on being the best governor that I can for the citizens of Nebraska," and that a run for the Senate in 2014 would distract him "from the state's priorities of tax relief, job creation and education."
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Filed under: Nebraska • Senate
Senator warns 60 votes not secured for immigration reform
May 25th, 2013
10:57 AM ET
1 year ago

Senator warns 60 votes not secured for immigration reform

(CNN) - One of the Gang of Eight senators who negotiated an immigration deal headed to the Senate floor says the bill does not yet have support to overcome a potential filibuster.

"At this moment we have not found 60 votes in the Senate," Sen. Robert Menendez, D-New Jersey, said in an interview on the Spanish-language network Univision that was translated by CNN. "We still need more votes in the chamber."
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Filed under: Immigration • Senate
May 25th, 2013
10:50 AM ET
1 year ago

Hagel: Scourge of sexual assault 'must be stamped out'

(CNN) - Sexual harassment and sexual assault "are a profound betrayal of sacred oaths and sacred trusts," Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel told cadets Saturday at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point.

"This scourge must be stamped out," he said during a commencement address.

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Filed under: Chuck Hagel • Military
Obama honors girls killed in 1963 church bombing
May 25th, 2013
08:39 AM ET
1 year ago

Obama honors girls killed in 1963 church bombing

(CNN) - President Barack Obama on Friday awarded posthumous Congressional Gold Medals to four African-American girls killed in a Birmingham, Alabama, church bombing that became a key and tragic moment of the civil rights movement.

Addie Mae Collins, Carole Robertson and Cynthia Wesley, all 14, and Denise McNair, 11, were killed during Sunday services on September 15, 1963, at the 16th Street Baptist Church.

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Filed under: Alabama • President Obama
Senator urges donations for tornado victims
May 25th, 2013
06:00 AM ET
1 year ago

Senator urges donations for tornado victims

(CNN) - The images of destroyed homes, crushed playgrounds and shattered lives around storm-ravaged Moore, Oklahoma, are heart-wrenching enough, and yet more devastating because the area has been hit hard before by tornadoes.

Sen. Jim Inhofe, a Republican from the state, asked people around the country to donate to victims from Monday's deadly tornado as they seek to "overcome this tragedy as we have demonstrated in the past.
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Filed under: Oklahoma
May 25th, 2013
06:00 AM ET
1 year ago

Obama salutes 'fallen heroes' in Memorial Day address

(CNN) - President Barack Obama offered a salute to the troops in his weekly address on Saturday, capping a week that saw him discussing national security and terrorism on several occasions.

"Unofficially, (Monday is) the start of summer - a chance for us to spend some time with family and friends, at barbecues or the beach, getting a little fun and relaxation in before heading back to work," he said. "It's also a day on which we set aside some time, on our own or with our families, to honor and remember all the men and women who have given their lives in service to this country we love."
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Filed under: President Obama