(CNN) - San Diego's Democratic mayor Bob Filner, currently undergoing "intensive counseling" after being accused of sexually harassing more than a dozen women, should resign his post, Sen. Barbara Boxer wrote in a personal letter to the mayor Friday.
Addressing Filner simply as "Bob," Boxer – who is also a Democrat - wrote, "We've known each other for a long time…So I am speaking to you now on a personal and professional level, and asking you to step down as mayor and get the help you need as a private citizen."
(CNN) – The half brother of former Massachusetts Sen. Scott Brown was arrested Thursday in Old Lyme, Connecticut, accused of weapons charges and impersonating a police officer.
According to a press release from Connecticut State Police, Bruce Browne of Wolcott, Connecticut was arrested early Wednesday evening.
(CNN) - President Barack Obama is set to announce new measures on Friday to "increase transparency and restore public trust" in government surveillance programs, an administration official tells CNN Chief White House Correspondent Jessica Yellin.
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(CNN) - Eliot Spitzer's opponent tore into the former New York governor Friday as they faced off for the first time in the Democratic primary race for city comptroller.
Five minutes into the debate, barbs were already flying, with Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer saying Spitzer was a "colossal failure" as a governor and pointing to Spitzer's prostitution scandal that ultimately led to his 2008 resignation.
(CNN) – Bosses of major technology firms met with President Barack Obama Thursday alongside civil liberties advocates to discuss privacy, part of an ongoing series of talks the White House is holding after the disclosure of government surveillance programs that monitor Americans' phone and internet activity.
Web pioneer Vint Cerf, currently an executive at Google, attended the White House event, a person familiar with the meeting said, as did Apple CEO Tim Cook, according to Politico, which first reported the gathering of tech chiefs. Also present was Gigi Sohn, the president of digital rights advocacy group Public Knowledge.
Washington (CNN) – Friday's White House news conference is likely to be an exercise in what President Barack Obama wants to talk about - his economic message - and what he feels he has to talk about - terrorism and the U.S.-Russia relationship - before he leaves Washington for a family vacation.
For the last few weeks, Obama has traversed the country to push his economic message that the White House says will be its focus going into the fall. And if the White House had its way, that's how Obama would open the news conference.
(CNN) – Sen. Rand Paul has become known as perhaps the most vocal lawmaker on the legal use of drones, taking repeated standoffs with the administration over questions about armed and unarmed aerial vehicles.
But the Republican senator from Kentucky tweeted Friday that he approved of a certain kind of drone after all. And it can't conduct surveillance or kill people.
(CNN) – Stopping on the campaign trail for a sidewalk interview, a clearly agitated Anthony Weiner mocked a British reporter Thursday and laughed as she asked him questions.
"It's hard to take you seriously," he said after being asked whether he was pursuing his New York City mayoral bid out of "ambition" or "hunger for the job." He then appears to repeat her question in a British accent.