Citing 'career politician' label, congressman announces retirement
June 27th, 2013
07:39 PM ET
1 year ago

Citing 'career politician' label, congressman announces retirement

(CNN) – Republican Rep. John Campbell of California announced Thursday he will not seek re-election next year in the state's 45th Congressional District.

The five-term congressman, who served in the California state legislature before coming to Capitol Hill, said it was time to start a "new chapter."
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Dept. of Homeland Security Inspector General accused of various misdeeds
June 27th, 2013
06:58 PM ET
1 year ago

Dept. of Homeland Security Inspector General accused of various misdeeds

(CNN) – Inspectors general are the internal watchdogs in government, the independent officers upon whom the public relies.

But what happens when the inspectors general themselves are accused of wrongdoing? Who watches the watchmen?

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Obama salutes 'a favorite son of Senegal'
June 27th, 2013
06:44 PM ET
1 year ago

Obama salutes 'a favorite son of Senegal'

Update 10:02 p.m. ET - Draft result: Dieng will be headed to the Minnesota Timberwolves via the Utah Jazz.

(CNN) – President Barack Obama gave a special shout out to a former Louisville Cardinals center who may be tapped by Obama's hometown Chicago Bulls in the NBA draft Thursday night.

Speaking overseas at a state dinner in Senegal, Africa, Obama mentioned Gorgui Dieng, a Senegal native who helped his team capture the national championship this spring.
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CNN's GUT CHECK for June 27, 2013
June 27th, 2013
04:51 PM ET
1 year ago

CNN's GUT CHECK for June 27, 2013

CNN's GUT CHECK | for June 27, 2013 | 5 p.m.
- n. a pause to assess the state, progress or condition of the political news cycle

BREAKING: SENATE PASSES SWEEPING IMMIGRATION BILL The Senate gave final approval Thursday to an overhaul of U.S. immigration laws that would create a path to citizenship for millions of undocumented immigrants while increasing security along the Mexican border. After passing 68 – 32, the measure now goes to the Republican-controlled House. – Alan Silverleib

YET… DOA IN HOUSE? GOP HOUSE LEADER CALLS SENATE IMMIGRATION BILL A ‘PIPE DREAM’ “Apparently some haven't gotten the message: The House is not going to take up and vote on whatever the Senate passes. We're going to do our own bill - through regular order - and move the legislation that reflects the will of our majority and the will of the American people,” House Speaker John Boehner told reporters. – Deirdre Walsh

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June 27th, 2013
04:22 PM ET
1 year ago

Breaking: Senate approves sweeping immigration overhaul

(CNN) - The Senate gave final approval Thursday to an overhaul of U.S. immigration laws that would create a path to citizenship for millions of undocumented immigrants while increasing security along the Mexican border. The measure now goes to the Republican-controlled House, where GOP leaders say they will instead draft their own version.

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Filed under: Immigration • Senate
June 27th, 2013
04:07 PM ET
1 year ago

'Crossfire' returns to CNN

"Piers Morgan Live" welcomed the four co-hosts of CNN's new version of "Crossfire," which relaunches in the fall.


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A Bush to honor a Clinton
June 27th, 2013
03:28 PM ET
1 year ago

A Bush to honor a Clinton

(CNN) - Hillary Clinton can add one more accolade to her resume for any future presidential runs, an award that will be given to her by a Bush, former Florida Governor Jeb Bush.

In September, Clinton is scheduled to receive the National Constitution Center's 2013 Liberty Medal, which seeks to honor men and women who promote freedom around the world.
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Immigration vote puts new senator in spotlight
June 27th, 2013
03:15 PM ET
1 year ago

Immigration vote puts new senator in spotlight

(CNN) - It's the first big test for New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's handpicked placeholder in the U.S. Senate.

Sen. Jeff Chiesa Thursday announced the he supports the sweeping immigration reform bill the chamber was scheduled to vote on later in the day.
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Rubio gives closing remarks in immigration debate
June 27th, 2013
03:07 PM ET
1 year ago

Rubio gives closing remarks in immigration debate

(CNN) - Sen. Marco Rubio made his final pitch Thursday for immigration reform, just hours before the Senate was set to vote on the comprehensive package that he helped create with seven other senators.

Taking refrains from previous speeches, the first-term Republican senator from Florida told the story of his own parents, who came from Cuba in 1956.
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Filed under: Immigration • Marco Rubio • Senate
Top House Republican calls Senate immigration bill a 'pipe dream'
A U.S. Border Patrol agent stands near a crossing into Mexico at the San Ysidro port of entry in San Diego.
June 27th, 2013
01:08 PM ET
1 year ago

Top House Republican calls Senate immigration bill a 'pipe dream'

Washington (CNN) - While the Senate is poised to pass sweeping immigration reform Thursday afternoon, top Republicans in the House are calling the Senate bill a nonstarter.

House Speaker John Boehner on Thursday reiterated his position that the House would not vote on the Senate immigration bill.

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Filed under: House • John Boehner • Senate
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