Hillary Clinton would consider backing bid to limit money in politics
July 21st, 2014
07:37 PM ET
5 months ago

Hillary Clinton would consider backing bid to limit money in politics

(CNN) - When Hillary Clinton ran for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2008, she raised and spent more than $250 million to eventually lose to Barack Obama, according to the Federal Election Commission.

That was then.

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Filed under: 2016 • Facebook • Hillary Clinton • Twitter
The best Q&As from Christie’s Facebook chat
June 13th, 2014
08:35 PM ET
6 months ago

The best Q&As from Christie’s Facebook chat

(CNN) - Gov. Chris Christie stopped by Facebook’s headquarters in Menlo Park, California, where he spoke with employees and also did a live chat for about an hour Friday night.

The governor’s blunt style came across on a computer screen just as well as it does on camera.

“Is there a way to impeach yourself?” one person asked.

“Unfortunately for you, no,” Christie responded.

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Filed under: Chris Christie • Facebook
Obama meets again with tech CEOs on privacy issues
March 21st, 2014
09:05 AM ET
9 months ago

Obama meets again with tech CEOs on privacy issues

Updated 7:43 p.m. ET, 3/21/2014

(CNN) - President Barack Obama met with tech company chief executives on Friday as a part of the administration's dialogue with the private sector on "issues surrounding intelligence, technology and privacy," according to the White House.

"The President reiterated his administration's commitment to taking steps that can give people greater confidence that their rights are being protected while preserving important tools that keep us safe," the White House said in a readout of the meeting, which was closed to reporters.

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Filed under: Facebook • President Obama • White House
Christie trumps A-Rod and Bieber on Facebook
January 16th, 2014
02:25 PM ET
11 months ago

Christie trumps A-Rod and Bieber on Facebook

(CNN) - A-Rod and Bieber may have steroids and eggs, but Chris Christie and his bridge have created the most buzz on Facebook.

In the past week in the U.S., the New Jersey Governor was mentioned on Facebook more than pop star Justin Bieber and embattled baseball superstar Alex Rodriguez.

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Filed under: Chris Christie • Facebook
Tech companies seek limits on government surveillance
December 9th, 2013
07:59 AM ET
1 year ago

Tech companies seek limits on government surveillance

(CNN) – Some U.S. technology giants are asking the Obama administration and Congress to rein in government surveillance.

Facebook, Apple, Twitter, Google and Microsoft are among the companies signing an open letter arguing that surveillance has gone too far. The companies say they're improving encryption and fighting to limit surveillance requests, but they're also asking for new legal changes to limit surveillance.

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Filed under: Facebook • NSA
November 29th, 2013
10:27 AM ET
1 year ago

Obamas might stay in DC after presidency

(CNN) – After the elections in 2016, President Barack Obama will leave the White House, but he may not leave Washington.

In an interview with ABC, Obama said the decision will revolve around Sasha, the President and First Lady Michelle Obama's youngest daughter, who will be a sophomore in high school when he leaves office. Malia, the oldest daughter, will be in college.
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Filed under: Facebook • Malia Obama • Michelle Obama • President Obama • Sasha Obama • Washington
Facebook's Zuckerberg gives himself a label
September 18th, 2013
05:24 PM ET
1 year ago

Facebook's Zuckerberg gives himself a label

Updated 9/18/13 5:42pm E.T.

Washington (CNN) – Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg declined any traditional political label while in Washington stumping for his pro-immigration reform group, saying that rather than Democrat or Republican, "I'm pro-knowledge economy."

The multibillionaire took part in a forum Wednesday with Atlantic magazine editor James Bennet, commenting on his immigration group, FWD.us, along with the future of Facebook and the impact revelations that the U.S. government tracks some American activity online have had on the trust people place in their social media.
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Filed under: Facebook • Immigration
August 21st, 2013
08:57 AM ET
1 year ago

Zuckerberg: Concerns were expressed about immigration lobbying

(CNN) – Facebook co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg aims to add immigration reform to his long list of accomplishments.

Since forming a public interest group with other leading tech CEOs back in April, he has intensified lobbying efforts for comprehensive immigration reform.
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Filed under: Facebook • Immigration
Facebook page comes down after threat to lawmaker
May 9th, 2013
05:30 PM ET
2 years ago

Facebook page comes down after threat to lawmaker

Washington (CNN) - A Facebook page with sexually explicit comments denigrating female Marines was taken down after a congresswoman who complained about it was threatened on that site, an aide to the lawmaker told CNN.

Rep. Jackie Speier, D-California, made public a letter she wrote to Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel and Marine Corps Commandant Gen. James Amos on Wednesday about "F'N Wook" and others like it, asking them to review them and take action.

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Filed under: Facebook
Zuckerberg kicks off tech lobbying push on immigration
April 11th, 2013
07:48 AM ET
2 years ago

Zuckerberg kicks off tech lobbying push on immigration

New York (CNNMoney) - Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and a number of other leading technology CEOs are forming a public interest group to push for immigration and lobbying reform.

The group, named FWD.us, and pronounced as Forward US, is pushing for a significant increase in legal immigration and a path to citizenship, especially for those educated here or who came to the country as children.

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Filed under: Facebook • Immigration
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