(CNN) – President Barack Obama announced changes to American counterterrorism policy Thursday in a speech at the National Defense University in Washington. Below are his remarks, as prepared for delivery.
Washington (CNN) – As former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton embarks on her new career as a paid speaker, she joins a lucrative family business that already has earned her husband more than $100 million since leaving office in 2001.
And despite the sluggish economy, business is booming.
(CNN) - Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker heads to Iowa Thursday, stoking speculation that he's considering a run for the White House in 2016. But the Republican governor is downplaying the visit to the state that votes first in the presidential caucus and primary process.
Walker will headline the Polk County, Iowa Republican Party fundraising event, at the invitation of Iowa's GOP governor, Terry Branstad. Polk County, home to the capital city of Des Moines, is the most populous county in the Hawkeye State.
(CNN) – A top Internal Revenue Service official who declared Wednesday she hadn't broken the law – and then refused to answer lawmaker questions – will be called to appear again in front of a congressional oversight panel, a spokesman for the committee's chairman said Thursday.
Lois Lerner, who oversees the IRS division responsible for tax exempt organizations, invoked her Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination Wednesday at a Capitol Hill hearing meant to probe the tax agency's admitted targeting of conservative groups.
(CNN) – On the day of Anthony Weiner's first official campaign stop, the governor of New York offered a scathing evaluation of the disgraced former congressman's bid for mayor.
Washington (CNN) - Commerce Secretary nominee Penny Pritzker denied any role Thursday in the creation or control of offshore tax accounts used to help manage her family's vast fortune - a politically sensitive issue for President Barack Obama in the wake of last year's election.
Democrats repeatedly criticized GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney in 2012 for stashing some his wealth outside of the United States.
Washington (CNN) - From the targeted killing of Americans overseas to the future of the military prison at Guantanamo Bay, President Barack Obama will lay out the framework and legal rationale for his administration's counterterrorism policy in a widely anticipated speech on Thursday.
Administration officials tell CNN that Obama will use the National Defense University speech to continue to call on engagement with Congress on aspects of national security, more transparency in the use of drones, and a review of threats facing the United States.FULL STORY
(TIME) - Tucked away in someone else’s shoe box of adolescent artifacts, there might be a picture of you in garish clothes and with an outdated ‘do, your arm around a high school squeeze. The President of the United States is no different. These previously unpublished photos, obtained exclusively by TIME from Obama’s schoolmate Kelli Allman (née McCormack), show a 17-year-old Barack Obama on the night of his senior prom.FULL STORY
CNN: No more missing: Rescue switches to recovery in Oklahoma
With everyone missing now accounted for from this week's deadly tornado, the long and difficult work of recovery can begin. "We are beginning the recovery operations," Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin told CNN's Piers Morgan late Wednesday. "There's a lot of debris removal going on throughout the public areas of the street," she said. "You see a lot of utility crews that are out here. There's a lot of construction trucks. You're seeing people walking down the street pulling some wagons, going back into their homes to get their prized possessions." At least 24 people, including 10 children, were killed in Monday's monster tornado. Another 353 people were injured.
CNN: Boy Scouts to vote on lifting its ban on gay youths
The eyes of the country will be upon Texas on Thursday. That's where 1,400 members of the Boy Scouts of America's national council are expected to vote on whether to end the 103-year-old group's outright ban on gay youths. The outcome, to be announced late afternoon, follows months of intense debate among interest groups and within the ranks of scouting itself. It comes down to a single sentence at the end of a resolution. "No youth may be denied membership in the Boy Scouts of America on the basis of sexual orientation or preference alone." If the policy change is approved, the BSA will maintain its ban on openly gay adult leaders.
Washington (CNN) - Advocates for comprehensive immigration reform won their first major legislative victory this week when the Senate Judiciary Committee voted 13-5 to approve the bipartisan "Gang of Eight" plan.
If enacted, the measure will create a 13-year path to citizenship for most of the country's 11 million undocumented immigrants.FULL STORY