June 3rd, 2013
01:52 PM ET
11 months ago

IRS investigation takes nasty turn as more hearings loom

(CNN) – The Internal Revenue Service controversy took a few sharp turns this weekend, with the Cupid Shuffle, lavish hotel expenses, and the head-turning "L-word" finding its way into the mix.

Wait, what?
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Filed under: Darrell Issa • IRS • Jay Carney • TV-State of the Union
Relaxed Romney celebrates McCain son's wedding
June 3rd, 2013
01:40 PM ET
11 months ago

Relaxed Romney celebrates McCain son's wedding

(CNN) – The last two Republican presidential nominees were reunited this weekend to celebrate the wedding of Sen. John McCain's son, a Navy helicopter pilot, in San Francisco.

Jack McCain married Renee Swift, who herself is an Air Force Reserve captain, on Saturday. The night before, Romney was pictured alongside McCain's daughter Meghan at the rehearsal dinner, looking relaxed in a wooden bead necklace and a shirt adorned with hula dancers.

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Filed under: John McCain • Mitt Romney
June 3rd, 2013
12:10 PM ET
11 months ago

Biden on mental health: It's okay to talk about it

Updated at 4:19 p.m. on Monday 6/3

(CNN) – In closing remarks at the White House's National Conference on Mental Health Monday, Vice President Joe Biden delivered an emotional plea to those struggling with mental illness and their families.

"Let's use this moment to send a message to tens of millions of Americans especially the young people and the parents of young people all over this country," Biden said, speaking quietly. "There is nothing, nothing to be ashamed of if you are struggling with mental issues or if your child is or your spouse or your friend. It's okay. It's okay to talk about it. It's okay to ask for help. It is okay to acknowledge that it is frightening."
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Filed under: Arne Duncan • Gun control • Gun rights • Joe Biden • Kathleen Sebelius • President Obama • White House
Obama 'deeply saddened' by loss of Lautenberg
June 3rd, 2013
12:09 PM ET
11 months ago

Obama 'deeply saddened' by loss of Lautenberg

(CNN) – President Barack Obama expressed his condolences following Sen. Frank Lautenberg's death early Monday morning.

The longtime Democratic senator from New Jersey and last surviving World War II veteran in the Senate died of viral pneumonia.

Michelle and I were deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Senator Frank Lautenberg, a proud New Jerseyan who lived America's promise as a citizen, and fought to keep that promise alive as a senator.

The son of working-class immigrants, Frank joined the Army during World War II, went to college on the GI Bill, and co-founded one of America's most successful companies. First elected to the Senate in 1982, he improved the lives of countless Americans with his commitment to our nation's health and safety, from improving our public transportation to protecting citizens from gun violence to ensuring that members of our military and their families get the care they deserve. Michelle and I extend our deepest condolences to Bonnie, the Lautenberg family, and the people of New Jersey, whom Frank served so well.


Filed under: Frank Lautenberg • President Obama
Supreme Court: DNA swab after arrest is legitimate search
June 3rd, 2013
11:16 AM ET
11 months ago

Supreme Court: DNA swab after arrest is legitimate search

Washington (CNN) – The Supreme Court has ruled criminal suspects can be subjected to a police DNA test after arrest - before trial and conviction - a privacy-versus-public-safety dispute that could have wide-reaching implications in the rapidly evolving technology surrounding criminal procedure.

At issue in the ruling Monday was whether taking genetic samples from someone held without a warrant in criminal custody for "a serious offense" is an unconstitutional "search."

Read the ruling (pdf)

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Filed under: Supreme Court
College Republicans: Stereotypes a drag
June 3rd, 2013
10:52 AM ET
11 months ago

College Republicans: Stereotypes a drag

(CNN) – "Solely for the rich." "Lacking in diversity." "Old-fashioned."

That's how young voters perceive the Republican Party, according to a new report by the nation's largest Republican youth organization.
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Filed under: 2012 • Republicans
June 3rd, 2013
09:57 AM ET
11 months ago

Breaking: Sen. Frank Lautenberg dead at 89

(CNN) – Sen. Frank Lautenberg, the New Jersey Democrat who served five terms in the U.S. Senate since 1982 and was the chamber's last surviving World War II veteran, died Monday of viral pneumonia, his office announced.

Lautenberg, 89, missed key Senate votes late last year during a weeks-long absence due to a cold that turned into what he called a "severe case of bronchitis with fluid in the chest."

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Filed under: Frank Lautenberg • New Jersey • Senate
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