Top federal immigration official resigns
June 17th, 2013
12:44 PM ET
2 years ago

Top federal immigration official resigns

(CNN) – John Morton, the director of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, will leave his post at the end of July to take a position at a private company, ICE's office of public affairs said Monday.

Appointed by President Barack Obama in May 2009, he is the third and longest serving director in the agency's history, according to ICE.
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June 17th, 2013
12:09 PM ET
2 years ago

CNN Poll: Majority give Snowden thumbs down

Washington (CNN) - A majority of Americans don't approve of the actions of the man who leaked classified documents on U.S. surveillance programs, and they think he should be brought to justice, according to a new national poll.

A CNN/ORC International survey released Monday morning indicates that 52% of the public disapproves of Edward Snowden's actions, with 44% saying they approve of the leaks by the former government contractor who worked for the National Security Agency.
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Filed under: CNN/ORC International poll • NSA
June 17th, 2013
11:42 AM ET
2 years ago

Snowden says online he had to 'get out' of the U.S. before leaks

Washington (CNN) - The man who admitted leaking classified documents about U.S. surveillance programs purportedly went online live on Monday to declare the truth would come out even if he is jailed or killed.

According to the Guardian newspaper, Edward Snowden answered questions in an online chat about why he revealed details of the National Security Agency's secret surveillance of U.S. citizens.

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Demonstrators protest G8 summit
June 17th, 2013
10:40 AM ET
2 years ago

G8 summit starts with talk of trade deal

[Breaking news update at 10:31 a.m. Monday ]

(CNN) – The first round of negotiations for a possible new trans-Atlantic trade deal between the United States and the European Union will take place next month in Washington, U.S. President Barack Obama said Monday at the Group of Eight summit in Northern Ireland. "I believe that we can form an economic alliance as strong as our diplomatic and security alliances," President Obama said.

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Filed under: Ireland • President Obama • Trade
Justices strike down Arizona's voter law
June 17th, 2013
10:35 AM ET
2 years ago

Justices strike down Arizona's voter law

Washington (CNN) – The Supreme Court on Monday tossed out an Arizona provision in its voter registration law that required proof of citizenship.

The 7-2 majority said the state's voter-approved Proposition 200 interfered with federal law designed to make voter registration easier.

The state called it a "sensible precaution" to prevent voter fraud. Civil rights group countered it adds an unconstitutional and burdensome layer of paperwork for tens of thousands of citizens.


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OFA launches health care ads
June 17th, 2013
10:02 AM ET
2 years ago

OFA launches health care ads

(CNN) – Organizing for Action, the nonprofit advocacy group that originated from President Barack Obama's re-election campaign, released its first television ad Monday promoting the president's sweeping health care reform that became law three years ago.

The ad unveiled Monday is part of a seven-figure buy for a summer series of ads highlighting Obamacare benefits that have already kicked in, an OFA official confirmed.
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Obama to name D.C. lawyer to lead Guantanamo Bay closure
June 17th, 2013
09:26 AM ET
2 years ago

Obama to name D.C. lawyer to lead Guantanamo Bay closure

(CNN) – President Barack Obama will appoint Washington, D.C. lawyer Clifford Sloan to re-open the State Department's Office of Guantanamo Closure, according to a senior administration official.

The administration’s efforts to shut down the detention facility have been stalled since January, when the State Department shuttered the office tasked with handling the closure, and reassigned its special envoy.
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Filed under: Guantanamo Bay • President Obama
June 17th, 2013
07:44 AM ET
2 years ago

Details on NSA-thwarted plots coming, lawmaker says

(CNN) - Every new day seems to bring new revelations and reactions to the controversial electronic surveillance programs. Over the weekend we learned that the British electronic intelligence agency tried to monitor delegates during a G-20 summit. We also heard from administration officials, past and present, who tried to assuage Americans worried about privacy.

Here is a summary of the latest developments:

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Filed under: NSA
June 17th, 2013
07:42 AM ET
2 years ago

Supreme Court countdown: Big rulings coming

(CNN) – Affirmative action. Voting rights. Same-sex marriage.

The Supreme Court is about to rule on some of the most contentious issues in American society - issues that have divided Americans for years.

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Filed under: Supreme Court
June 17th, 2013
06:00 AM ET
2 years ago

CNN Poll: Obama approval falls amid controversies

Washington (CNN) – President Barack Obama's approval rating dropped eight percentage points over the past month, to 45%, the president's lowest rating in more than a year and a half, according to a new national poll.

The CNN/ORC International survey released Monday morning comes as the White House has been reacting to controversies over a massive U.S. government surveillance program; the Internal Revenue Service's targeting of tea party and other conservative groups who applied for tax-exempt status; the administration's handling of last September's attack in Benghazi that left the U.S. ambassador to Libya and three other Americans dead; and the Justice Department's secret collection of journalists' phone records as part of a government investigation into classified leaks.
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