John Kerry's wife hospitalized in Massachusetts
July 7th, 2013
08:27 PM ET
10 months ago

John Kerry's wife hospitalized in Massachusetts

(CNN) - Teresa Heinz Kerry, wife of Secretary of State John Kerry, became ill Sunday and was taken by ambulance to a Massachusetts hospital, said a source close to the family.

Heinz Kerry, 74, was in Nantucket, where the family has a home.

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Giffords, Kelly have lunch with former President Bush 41
July 7th, 2013
08:03 PM ET
10 months ago

Giffords, Kelly have lunch with former President Bush 41

Washington (CNN) – Former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and husband Mark Kelly, on their nationwide gun control tour, met former President George H.W. Bush this weekend.

Giffords and Kelly met Bush and former first lady Barbara Bush for lunch on Saturday at the Bush compound in Kennebunkport, Maine.
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Notable leakers and whistle-blowers
July 7th, 2013
05:29 PM ET
10 months ago

Lawmakers: Asylum for Snowden is an affront to U.S.

(CNN) – Any country that offers asylum to NSA leaker Edward Snowden pits itself against the United States, lawmakers from both parties agreed on Sunday.

Venezuela and Bolivia have extended asylum to Snowden, and Nicaragua has said it would consider it.
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Filed under: 2013 • Bill Richardson • Bob Menendez • John McCain • Mike Rogers
McCaul: Senate bill 'candy thrown down there' for votes
July 7th, 2013
02:56 PM ET
10 months ago

McCaul: Senate bill 'candy thrown down there' for votes

(CNN) - As Congress prepared to return to immigration reform next week, the debate over the issue continued Sunday, with the chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee saying the Senate bill just throws "a bunch of candy" at the border "to gain votes."

"What the Senate just passed was, again, a bunch of candy thrown down there - a bunch of assets thrown down there to gain votes, but without a methodical, smart border approach. We want a smart border; we also want a smart immigration plan - something that makes sense," Rep. Mike McCaul, R-Texas, said on CBS's "Face the Nation."
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Filed under: 2013 • Immigration • John McCain • Mike McCaul • Raul Labrador
Bush sees positives for U.S. in Egypt, Arab Spring
July 7th, 2013
02:49 PM ET
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Bush sees positives for U.S. in Egypt, Arab Spring

(CNN) – When the dust settles from the protests in Egypt and other Arab nations, the resulting political balance will be favorable to the United States, former President George W. Bush predicts.

"I think (it's) a good thing," he said in an interview with ABC News broadcast Sunday, speaking broadly about the Arab Spring, the string of protests in the Middle East and North Africa stretching back more than two years.
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Filed under: 2013 • Egypt • George W. Bush
Conservative group takes aim at Obamacare in ad campaign
July 7th, 2013
01:56 PM ET
10 months ago

Conservative group takes aim at Obamacare in ad campaign

(CNN) - The conservative group Americans for Prosperity will launch a major ad campaign this week hitting Obamacare, a spokesman has confirmed to CNN.

The campaign is expected to eventually total $1 million and run nationally, with an initial rollout of $700,000 worth of television and online ads that will air in Virginia and Ohio beginning Tuesday.
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Filed under: 2013 • Healthcare • Organizing for Action
Bush pushes for progress on immigration
July 7th, 2013
12:51 PM ET
10 months ago

Bush pushes for progress on immigration

(CNN) - As House Republicans convene this week to discuss their next steps on immigration reform, former President George W. Bush underscored the importance of fixing a "broken system." While noting the political controversy surrounding the bill, he said immigration reform "has a chance to pass."

"It's a very difficult bill to pass because there are a lot of moving parts, and the legislative process can be ugly, but it looks like they are making some progress," Bush told ABC in an interview taped in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Bush has been in Zambia to help renovate a clinic that serves as a cervical cancer screening and treatment center.
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Filed under: 2013 • George W. Bush • Immigration
U.S. not interfering in Egyptian transition, ambassador says
July 7th, 2013
11:50 AM ET
10 months ago

U.S. not interfering in Egyptian transition, ambassador says

Washington (CNN) - The Obama administration has not voiced support for any particular person to head Egypt's next government, the country's top envoy to the United States said Sunday, amid conflicting reports that an opposition leader would be installed as prime minister this weekend.

Mohamed Tawfik, the Egyptian ambassador to the U.S., told CNN that the Obama administration had "absolutely not" indicated it would back any candidate, including Mohamed ElBaradei, who is expected to be named prime minister.
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Filed under: 2013 • Egypt
Perry: 2016 ‘certainly an option’
July 7th, 2013
11:18 AM ET
10 months ago

Perry: 2016 ‘certainly an option’

(CNN) – Texas Gov. Rick Perry isn’t ready to reveal his political future, but he’s not ruling out another bid for the White House in 2016.
Perry will announce what’s ahead in his political career at an event on Monday in San Antonio.

Asked on “Fox News Sunday” about the possibility of his candidacy in 2016, Perry said, “Certainly that's an option out there, but again, we’ve got a lot of work to do in this building right behind me over the course of the next couple weeks that have my focus substantially, more than even 2014 or 2016."
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Filed under: 2013 • 2014 • 2016 • Abortion • Rick Perry • Texas
Obama discusses 'fluid' Egyptian situation with national security team
July 7th, 2013
07:59 AM ET
10 months ago

Obama discusses 'fluid' Egyptian situation with national security team

Washington (CNN) - With developments in Egypt looming over his weekend trip to Camp David, President Barack Obama held a conference call with his national security team Saturday as the administration deals with what it calls "the very fluid situation."

The meeting came on a day of growing leadership questions in Egypt, as Mohamed ElBaredei for hours was reported to be on the brink of becoming Egypt's interim prime minister, but those reports were later denied.

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Filed under: 2013 • Egypt • John Kerry • President Obama