December 19th, 2012
12:44 PM ET
2 years ago

State Department resignations follow Benghazi report

Washington (CNN) – Assistant Secretary of Diplomatic Security Eric Boswell and two other officials resigned in the wake of a review of security failures in Benghazi, Libya, two senior State Department officials told CNN Wednesday.

The independent review of the September 11 attacks on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi released Tuesday cites "systemic failures and leadership and management deficiencies" at the State Department.

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Filed under: Libya • State Department
December 19th, 2012
12:08 PM ET
2 years ago

Obama: Biden to lead effort against gun violence

(CNN) – President Barack Obama said Wednesday that Vice President Joe Biden will lead an administration effort to develop recommendations no later than January for preventing another tragedy like last week's school shooting in Connecticut that left 20 young children and six adults dead.

The vast majority of gun owners in America are responsible, but the more than 10,000 Americans killed every year by guns was "violence we cannot accept as routine."

"We won't prevent them all, but that can't be an excuse" not to try, the president added.

As for the National Rifle Association, Obama said the pro-gun lobby in the United States, "has members who are mothers and fathers" likely impacted by the shooting.

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Filed under: Joe Biden • President Obama
December 19th, 2012
07:57 AM ET
2 years ago

Obama named Time's 'Person of the Year'

(CNN) – President Barack Obama has been named Time magazine's 'Person of the Year,' the publication announced Wednesday.

Obama received the same recognition in 2008.

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Filed under: President Obama • Time.com
December 16th, 2012
08:48 PM ET
2 years ago

TRANSCRIPT: 'We have wept with you,' Obama says in Newtown speech

(CNN) – President Barack Obama offered the condolences of a nation to the people of Newtown, Connecticut, during a memorial service Sunday night, saying, "All across this land of ours, we have wept with you. ... Newtown, you are not alone."

Saying "we can't accept events like this as routine," Obama said he'll use "whatever power" he has to prevent "more tragedies like" what happened Friday in Newtown, Connecticut, where 26 were killed in a mass school shooting before the gunman killed himself.

"Surely we can do better than this," the president said.

See the full speech after the jump.
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Filed under: Connecticut • President Obama
California Gov. Jerry Brown treated for prostate cancer
December 12th, 2012
06:22 PM ET
2 years ago

California Gov. Jerry Brown treated for prostate cancer

(CNN) - Doctors said Wednesday the prognosis is excellent for California Gov. Jerry Brown, who is undergoing treatment for localized prostate cancer.

"Fortunately, this is early-stage localized prostate cancer, which is being treated with a short course of conventional radiotherapy," said oncologist Dr. Eric Small of the University of California, San Francisco, according to a statement from Brown's office.

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Filed under: 2012 • California • Jerry Brown
George H.W. Bush remains in hospital
December 11th, 2012
11:40 AM ET
2 years ago

George H.W. Bush remains in hospital

(CNN) – Former President George H.W. Bush remains in a Houston hospital in stable condition, a hospital spokeswoman said Tuesday.

The 41st president has been in Methodist Hospital since November 23. He was being treated for bronchitis, his office said in a November statement.

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Filed under: George H. W. Bush
Protests greet 'right-to-work' bill in Michigan
Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder
December 6th, 2012
04:31 PM ET
2 years ago

Protests greet 'right-to-work' bill in Michigan

(CNN) - Thousands of people protested "right-to-work" legislation in and around Michigan's Capitol in Lansing, leading authorities to block entrance to the building, police said Thursday.

The capacity of the building had been exceeded, Michigan State Police Inspector Gene Adamczyk said.

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Filed under: Michigan
November 19th, 2012
03:00 PM ET
2 years ago

Obama lauds Aung San Suu Kyi, gives a nod to Myanmar

Phnom Penh, Cambodia (CNN) - Barack Obama became the first sitting U.S. president to visit Myanmar on Monday, praising the courage of fellow Nobel Peace Prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi while also providing a symbolic nod to initial reforms in a nation once notorious for political repression.

Later, Obama traveled to Cambodia for a summit of regional leaders and held what an aide called a "tense"meeting with the host country's prime minister that emphasized the need for improving human rights there.

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Filed under: 2012 • Foreign Policy • President Obama
November 17th, 2012
01:05 PM ET
2 years ago

Obama Asia trip includes landmark visit to Myanmar

(CNN) - President Obama is on his way to making history this weekend with a trip to Asia that includes a stop in Myanmar - a first for any American president.

Obama's three-day journey to the region also means visits to Thailand and Cambodia, where he will attend the East Asia Summit.

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Filed under: 2012 • President Obama
Petraeus in the hot seat on the Hill: Ex-CIA chief to testify about Benghazi attack
November 16th, 2012
07:30 AM ET
2 years ago

Petraeus in the hot seat on the Hill: Ex-CIA chief to testify about Benghazi attack

Washington (CNN) - Former CIA Director David Petraeus is expected to testify Friday before congressional lawmakers that he knew "almost immediately" the attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, was the work of a loosely-formed militia with members sympathetic to al Qaeda.

Petraeus' testimony will be behind closed doors before Republican and Democratic members of the House and Senate intelligence committees looking into the September 11 attack that left four American dead, including U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens.

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Filed under: Congress • David Petraeus
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