GOP tries to keep focus on IRS targeting scandal
June 14th, 2013
11:46 AM ET
1 year ago

GOP tries to keep focus on IRS targeting scandal

Washington (CNN) – Remember the Internal Revenue Service targeting of conservative groups?

It was the scandal du jour in Washington last month, now relegated to back-burner status after recent revelations of a vast government electronic surveillance apparatus created in the name of national security following the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

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June 14th, 2013
11:16 AM ET
1 year ago

Jeb Bush, arguing for immigration reform, says immigrants 'more fertile'

Washington (CNN) – Making an argument for overhauling the nation's immigration system Friday to a crowd of conservative activists, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush claimed immigrants were "more fertile" and thus a great benefit to American society.

His remark appeared to be an inarticulate reference to immigrants' fertility rates, which data show are higher than native-born Americans.
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Bachmann running for president of…
June 14th, 2013
10:53 AM ET
1 year ago

Bachmann running for president of…

(CNN) – Rep. Michele Bachmann had a big announcement to make Friday.

Speaking at the annual Faith and Freedom Conference in Washington, the Minnesota Republican teased the crowd of conservatives with a joke about her political future.
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Holder: Leaks damaged U.S. security
June 14th, 2013
09:34 AM ET
1 year ago

Holder: Leaks damaged U.S. security

(CNN) - Attorney General Eric Holder called the leaks about U.S. surveillance programs "extremely damaging" and vowed justice for whoever disseminated the information.

Appearing at a U.S.-European Union ministerial meeting Friday in Dublin, Ireland, Holder was asked by a reporter why the United States hasn't requested the arrest of Edward Snowden, the self-avowed National Security Agency leaker.

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Filed under: Eric Holder • NSA
On Syria, Bill Clinton says Obama decision 'trending in right direction'
June 14th, 2013
09:23 AM ET
1 year ago

On Syria, Bill Clinton says Obama decision 'trending in right direction'

(CNN) – After expressing disagreement with President Barack Obama's reticence toward further U.S. action in Syria, former President Bill Clinton said Friday he welcomed news that the United States would begin taking a larger role in assisting opposition forces in the conflict-torn nation.

Clinton's earlier remarks came ahead of Thursday's White House announcement that the Syrian regime had crossed a "red line" by using chemical weapons, a conclusion that will prompt the U.S. to increase the "size and scope" of its assistance to rebels battling President Bashar al-Assad.
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Filed under: Bill Clinton • President Obama • Syria
June 14th, 2013
08:36 AM ET
1 year ago

Hillary Clinton initiative will focus on kids

Updated 2:18 p.m. ET, Friday, 6/14

(CNN) – Months after leaving her role as America's top foreign diplomat, Hillary Clinton is diving back into a domestic public advocacy role at the foundation started by her husband and recently re-named to include the entire Clinton family.

The Too Small to Fail initiative will promote research into early childhood development and promote scientific findings to parents and caregivers, with a goal of improving the formative years of American children. Hillary Clinton announced the project during an appearance at the Clinton Global Initiative’s meeting in Chicago later Friday.
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In New Hampshire, early signs of the 2016 presidential race
June 14th, 2013
07:23 AM ET
1 year ago

In New Hampshire, early signs of the 2016 presidential race

Manchester, New Hampshire (CNN) - Earlier this year, as Frank Guinta was driving his children to school, he turned on a local radio station and heard Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul talking about Guinta's failed attempt to win re-election to Congress just a few months earlier.

Paul was discussing the future of the Republican Party and the need for the GOP to maintain its traditional political base while also welcoming more libertarian-minded conservatives. The Kentucky senator then started citing specific data from the 2012 general election, including Guinta's race.

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Filed under: 2016 • New Hampshire
CNN Washington AM Note
June 14th, 2013
06:32 AM ET
1 year ago

CNN Washington AM Note

BREAKING OVERNIGHT:

Secretary General of NATO Anders Fogh Rasmussen tweets:

AndersFogh Rasmussen ‏@AndersFoghR28m

Responded to journalist on #US statement: int. community made clear: use #Syria chemical weapons completely unacceptable, breach of int. law

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CNN: Colorado blaze leaves 2 dead as firefighters battle on

The forecast Friday provides little hope for firefighters trying to make headway against a raging wildfire northeast of Colorado Springs. The high temperatures and blustery winds will be back, along with little chance for meaningful rain. The weather is expected to cool some over the weekend, with calmer winds, but no significant showers. The Black Forest Fire has been dubbed the most destructive in state history after it scorched close to 16,000 acres, destroyed 379 homes and claimed at least two lives by Thursday evening.

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