More women: DNC announces new speakers
Caroline Kennedy will be one of several women to address the Democratic National Convention.
August 22nd, 2012
06:00 AM ET
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More women: DNC announces new speakers

(CNN)– Nine additional Democratic women, many with ties to specific voting blocks, will address the national convention in Charlotte, North Carolina, the Democratic National Convention Committee said Wednesday.

The list includes Rep. Tammy Baldwin of Wisconsin; Georgetown student Sandra Fluke; Caroline Kennedy; Lilly Ledbetter; Eva Longoria, a co-chair of the Obama campaign; former Assistant Veterans Affairs Secretary Tammy Duckworth; Sen. Barbara Mikulski of Maryland and Cecile Richards, president of Planned Parenthood Action Fund.

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June 22nd, 2012
03:27 PM ET
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Obama links economy and immigration in spirited defense

Lake Buena Vista, Florida (CNN) – President Barack Obama delivered an impassioned case for his re-election on Friday while defending his record on the economy and his newly stated immigration policy.

He highlighted the new stance, unveiled last Friday, as "the right thing to do" and took aim at his Republican rival over his previous statements regarding the DREAM Act that would have provided a permanent legal pathway for children of illegal immigrants brought to the United States as young people.
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Filed under: 2012 • Florida • Immigration • Latinos • President Obama
June 22nd, 2012
02:00 PM ET
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Florida guv: We need a 'whole' immigration policy

Lake Buena Vista, Florida (CNN) – Republican Gov. Rick Scott on Friday distanced himself from Mitt Romney's proposed immigration policies.

"We've got to have a whole policy. We can't pick and choose," the Florida governor said when asked about Romney's proposals that would allow illegal immigrants with higher education degrees or those who have served in the military to remain in the United States.
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Filed under: 2012 • Florida • Mitt Romney • Rick Scott
McGurk's wife: I've become 'collateral damage'
Brett McGurk testified before the Senate on Thursday.
June 15th, 2012
05:00 PM ET
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McGurk's wife: I've become 'collateral damage'

Washington (CNN) – The wife of Brett McGurk, the president's pick to be ambassador to Iraq, whose nomination is in jeopardy following recent revelations of questionable conduct, said Friday she feels "targeted" over recent reports that led to her resignation as a reporter for the Wall Street Journal.

"I've never felt so vulnerable, so targeted and so exposed as I have in the last two weeks," Gina Chon wrote in an email to friends, obtained by CNN. "I feel like I have become collateral damage in this process."
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Filed under: Iraq • Senate