Blogger's arrest shakes up Mississippi Republican primary
May 17th, 2014
10:38 PM ET
2 months ago

Blogger's arrest shakes up Mississippi Republican primary

Updated 2:30 p.m. ET, 5/18/2014

(CNN) – The arrest of a man who allegedly obtained an image of a senator's bedridden wife has shaken up an already intense Republican primary battle in Mississippi.

Political blogger Clayton Kelly was arrested Thursday, accused of exploiting a vulnerable adult and illegally and improperly obtaining a photo of her without her consent for his own benefit, according to the Madison Police Department.

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Filed under: Mississippi • Thad Cochran
White House fights Democrats on judicial nominee
May 17th, 2014
06:40 PM ET
2 months ago

White House fights Democrats on judicial nominee

Washington (CNN) - The White House is sticking it to Democrats and standing by its nominee.

Despite mounting protests from Democrats on Capitol Hill, a spokesman made clear Saturday that President Barack Obama will not withdraw Michael Boggs' nomination to the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia.

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Filed under: Senate Democrats
May 17th, 2014
05:01 PM ET
2 months ago

Bush family mourns pooch Miss Beazley

(CNN) - Former President George W. Bush and his wife Laura are mourning the death of White House pet Miss Beazley.

“This weekend our beloved dog, Miss Beazley, was put to rest after a battle with lymphoma. She was a source of joy during our time in Washington and in Dallas," Bush said in a statement Saturday.

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Filed under: Bush administration
Holder: Donald Sterling not the real issue
May 17th, 2014
03:08 PM ET
2 months ago

Holder: Donald Sterling not the real issue

(CNN) - Outbursts like Donald Sterling's recorded rant or Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy's controversial comments are not the real problem, says Attorney General Eric Holder.

"More subtle" forms of racism that "cut deeper" cause the real harm, he argued Saturday.

In a commencement speech at Morgan State University, a historically black college in Baltimore, Holder used the 60th anniversary of the Brown v. Board of Education ruling that desegregated schools to highlight inequalities that persist today.

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Source: San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro to be tapped as HUD secretary
May 17th, 2014
02:29 PM ET
2 months ago

Source: San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro to be tapped as HUD secretary

Updated 7:26 p.m., 5/17/2014

Washington (CNN) - President Barack Obama intends to nominate San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro to be his next secretary of Housing and Urban Development, a government source said Saturday.

The 39-year old, three-term mayor first gained national recognition when he delivered the keynote address at the 2012 Democratic National Convention - the first Hispanic to do so.

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Filed under: Obama administration