July 1st, 2013
09:48 AM ET
1 year ago

Tweet of the Day: Paul Ryan puckers up

(CNN) – While he tweeted this on Sunday, we thought it was too good not to post today.

House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan often talked about his love for hunting and fishing during his 2012 vice presidential run–but his latest tweet seals with a kiss just how much he loves the outdoors.


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Jeb Bush urges House to pass immigration reform
July 1st, 2013
09:06 AM ET
1 year ago

Jeb Bush urges House to pass immigration reform

(CNN) – The U.S. House of Representatives should pass the Senate's comprehensive immigration reform package with a few additional requirements, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush co-wrote in an opinion piece.

The Republican reiterated his stance that immigration reform needs to be tailored to boost the ratio of visas issued for skilled workers and reduce those granted for family members beyond spouses and minor children.
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Ohio joins Texas in middle of abortion spotlight
July 1st, 2013
09:00 AM ET
1 year ago

Ohio joins Texas in middle of abortion spotlight

(CNN) – Ohio is joining Texas as one of the latest battlegrounds in the divisive fight over abortion.

Ohio's Republican governor, John Kasich, signed into law Sunday night the state's budget, which includes some controversial abortion provisions.
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Filed under: Abortion • John Kasich • Ohio • Texas
July 1st, 2013
08:18 AM ET
1 year ago

Obama, McCain react to death of firefighters

(CNN) - The deadly wildfire that killed 19 firefighters is a "terrible tragedy," President Barack Obama said in a statement issued overnight as he travels in Africa.

Meanwhile Republican Sen. John McCain, the senior senator from the state, said the "devastating loss" and their "sacrifice will never be forgotten."

Read the full statements below.
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Obama, Bush to attend ceremony in Tanzania
July 1st, 2013
08:16 AM ET
1 year ago

Obama, Bush to attend ceremony in Tanzania

Dar es Salaam (CNN) - President Barack Obama will meet with former President George W. Bush Tuesday morning in Tanzania, where they'll both attend a wreath laying ceremony commemorating the U.S. Embassy attack in Dar es Salaam, White House Press Secretary Jay Carney announced on Air Force One.

Talking about their upcoming meeting, Obama said Monday it will be a chance to talk about the President's Emergency Program for AIDS Relief, an aid program started by Bush during his first term.
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Filed under: Africa • George W. Bush • President Obama
July 1st, 2013
07:34 AM ET
1 year ago

George W. Bush on Mandela, Snowden and his legacy

(CNN) - Former President George W. Bush and his wife, Laura, are in Zambia, where they are renovating a health clinic. In an exclusive interview, he tells CNN why he respects Nelson Mandela, what he thinks about Edward Snowden and President Barack Obama, and how he's not going to be around when his legacy is finally decided.

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Filed under: Africa • George W. Bush • NSA
Coal companies hit by oversupply, Obama
July 1st, 2013
07:05 AM ET
1 year ago

Coal companies hit by oversupply, Obama

New York (CNNMoney) – Coal company stocks have taken a hit lately, as a global oversupply and pending climate change rules from the Obama administration weigh on the sector.

The Market Vectors Coal Index ETF is down 17% in the last 30 days. Some individual companies have fared even worse. Shares of Peabody Energy Corporation have plunged nearly 30% from a month ago, as have shares in Yanzhou Coal Mining. Shares in Westmoreland Coal Co. are down about 10%.

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Filed under: climate change • Energy • President Obama
CNN Washington AM Note
July 1st, 2013
06:27 AM ET
1 year ago

CNN Washington AM Note

BREAKING OVERNIGHT:

CNN: 19 Arizona firefighters killed in one of nation's deadliest blazes
The 19 firefighters were members of an elite squad who get as close to the fire as possible to set up a barrier and stop its forward march. But the inferno blazing across central Arizona proved too much. The entire team was killed Sunday while fighting the Yarnell Hill fire, northwest of Phoenix - the deadliest wildland blaze for firefighters in more than 35 years.
WATCH: VIDEO More than a dozen firefighters were killed battling a blaze in Arizona
ALSO SEE: AZ Central: Yarnell Hill Fire: Families watch homes burn

NATIONAL STORIES:

CNNMoney: Student loan rates doubling on Monday
Students preparing to take subsidized government loans will see their interest rates double to 6.8% from current levels, starting Monday, July 1. But hope isn't lost yet. Lawmakers are working hard behind the scenes trying to strike a deal to save the 7 million college students who are slated to take the subsidized federal Stafford loans this year. Senate Democratic leaders are throwing their weight behind a bill that would extend the 3.4% rates for another year, just as Congress did last year.
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