June 11th, 2013
10:58 PM ET
10 months ago

King: Journalists in classified leak cases should face punishment

(CNN) – Rep. Peter King said Tuesday night that journalists tied to leaks involving classified programs should be punished along with those who leaked the information.

"If they willingly knew that this was classified information, I think actions should be taken, especially on something of this magnitude," King told CNN's Anderson Cooper.
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Biden on Mass. election: Without Obama on ticket, minority turnout will be low
June 11th, 2013
10:45 PM ET
10 months ago

Biden on Mass. election: Without Obama on ticket, minority turnout will be low

(CNN) – Vice President Joe Biden said Tuesday night the minority turnout in Massachusetts' upcoming Senate election may be low because President Barack Obama is not at the top of the ticket.

According to pool reports, Biden also offered stinging criticism of the Republican Party at the fundraiser, especially of two first-term senators: Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas and Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky.
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Filed under: Ed Markey • Joe Biden • Massachusetts • President Obama • Senate
A birthday present for President George H.W. Bush: If the sock fits
June 11th, 2013
09:32 PM ET
10 months ago

A birthday present for President George H.W. Bush: If the sock fits

Washington (CNN) – As former President George H.W. Bush laid in a hospital intensive care this past December fighting a fever and cough, he and those close to him might have doubted he would spend his 89th birthday at his beloved Maine home in Kennebunkport.

But fast forward five months after his January discharge and that is exactly where on Wednesday Bush will mark the milestone.
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Filed under: George H.W. Bush
Vermont senator revives debate over gay rights in immigration bill
June 11th, 2013
09:24 PM ET
10 months ago

Vermont senator revives debate over gay rights in immigration bill

(CNN) – Democratic Sen. Patrick Leahy filed three amendments Tuesday night to the immigration reform package, including a controversial amendment involving gay rights that could potentially derail the bill's progress in the Senate.

The senator from Vermont proposed recognizing same-sex marriages in which one spouse is an American, saying the amendment would "remove discrimination from our immigration system."
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Filed under: Immigration • Pat Leahy • Same-sex marriage
June 11th, 2013
09:02 PM ET
10 months ago

House has tough questions about secret surveillance programs

Washington (CNN) - House members from both political parties Tuesday raised concerns and tough questions for administration officials who briefed the entire chamber on the government's recently revealed top secret surveillance programs.

While Peter King, a Republican member of the House Homeland Security Committee, complimented the briefing team, some of his colleagues said some questions remain unanswered.

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Filed under: House • NSA
Ohio man charged in bizarre White House security incident
June 11th, 2013
07:08 PM ET
10 months ago

Ohio man charged in bizarre White House security incident

Washington (CNN) – An Ohio man was charged Tuesday with destruction of property stemming from a bizarre incident outside the White House that involved a driverless SUV.

Joseph Clifford Reel, 32, of Kettering, Ohio, appeared in federal court and will remain jailed pending a detention hearing on Thursday.

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Filed under: White House
June 11th, 2013
06:54 PM ET
10 months ago

President, put-downs, and privacy loom over Mass. Senate race

Update 8:49 p.m. ET, Tuesday, 6/11 - Updated to reflect Tuesday night's debate

Springfield, Massachusetts (CNN) - Democratic Rep. Ed Markey and Republican newcomer Gabriel Gomez squared off in their second of three debates Tuesday night, two weeks before the special election and just as recent polls indicate the contest is tightening up.

In a sometimes fiery exchange that veered from the issue of digital privacy to the contested Keystone pipeline, both candidates often reverted back to negative attacks.
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Filed under: Ed Markey • Gabriel Gomez • Massachusetts • Senate
CNN's GUT CHECK for June 11, 2013
June 11th, 2013
05:06 PM ET
10 months ago

CNN's GUT CHECK for June 11, 2013

CNN's GUT CHECK | for June 11, 2013 | 5 p.m.
- n. a pause to assess the state, progress or condition of the political news cycle

DEBATE IS ON: A major hurdle in the clash over how to reform the nation’s immigration laws was cleared Tuesday when the Senate voted 82-15 to allow debate to begin in the chamber. Now, the hard work begins as opponents and supporters seek to find middle ground on this complicated and complex issue. – Ted Barrett and Tom Cohen

CONSTITUTIONAL? The ACLU has filed “a constitutional challenge to a surveillance program under which the National Security Agency vacuums up information about every phone call placed within, from, or to the United States,” according to a release from the group.

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Filed under: CNN's Gut Check
George W. Bush's life, legacy
June 11th, 2013
04:56 PM ET
10 months ago

Poll: You're starting to remember Bush fondly

(CNN) - For the first time since 2005, more Americans have a favorable view of former President George W. Bush than an unfavorable view.

According to a new Gallup poll released Tuesday, 49% have a positive opinion of the two-term Republican president, while 46% feel the opposite.
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Filed under: George W. Bush • Polls
Joking matter: Obama's in your e-mail
June 11th, 2013
03:16 PM ET
10 months ago

Joking matter: Obama's in your e-mail

(CNN) - If Obama is looking at a computer - with kids, with aides, or by himself - he's checking your e-mail.

That's the joke in a new Tumblr mocking the National Security Agency's Internet data-mining program that came to light last week.
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Filed under: NSA • President Obama
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