Zuckerberg-backed group makes new immigration push
November 18th, 2013
12:23 PM ET
9 years ago

Zuckerberg-backed group makes new immigration push

Washington (CNN) - One week after House Speaker John Boehner repeated his vow to never hold a vote on the Senate's immigration reform bill, a public advocacy group backed by Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg says it's launching a new ad campaign urging congressional leaders to take action on the issue.

FWD.us announced Monday a new series of English and Spanish-language TV commercials called "We Wait" that it says will run on national cable and in some key local markets, as well as online. A source with knowledge of the group's efforts says FWD.us is spending six figures on the ad buy.
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Obama's no-show at Gettysburg event: Snub, or smart?
November 18th, 2013
12:02 PM ET
9 years ago

Obama's no-show at Gettysburg event: Snub, or smart?

(CNN) – As Pennsylvania gears up to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Gettysburg Address on Tuesday, one prominent Abraham Lincoln fan won't be in attendance: President Barack Obama.

The National Park Service announced a few weeks ago the President won't be part of the activities commemorating the historic speech, and critics have since assailed Obama for skipping the event.
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Filed under: President Obama
Supreme Court allows NSA to continue looking at telephone records for now
November 18th, 2013
10:23 AM ET
9 years ago

Supreme Court allows NSA to continue looking at telephone records for now

Washington (CNN) - The U.S. Supreme Court will allow the National Security Agency's surveillance of domestic telephone communication records to continue for now.

The justices without comment Monday rejected an appeal from a privacy rights group, which claimed a secret federal court improperly authorized the government to collect the electronic records.

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Filed under: NSA • Supreme Court
November 18th, 2013
09:31 AM ET
9 years ago

Hillary Clinton and the sisterhood

Washington (CNN) - A gathering of Washington's most important military leaders doesn't seem like the obvious place to champion the cause of increasing women's power around the world. Nor does Hillary Clinton seem like the obvious choice for an award from the National Defense University.

But in accepting the American Patriot Award - presented annually to honor leaders who have "strengthened America's strategic interests and advanced global security" - the former secretary of state, U.S. senator and first lady used the stage Thursday to argue for more women in positions of power.

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Filed under: Hillary Clinton
November 18th, 2013
08:41 AM ET
9 years ago

Ann Romney weighs in on election loss, health care and pancakes

(CNN) – Ann Romney said she and her husband, 2012 GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney, had their shot at the White House and it's now time for others to take on the challenge–but didn't totally rule out another run for office.

"We had our turn, we gave it our all," she said in an interview that aired Monday on CNN's "New Day." "Now I feel like it's time to pass the baton on to someone elseā€¦I'm looking at my children and I'm thinking they've got to step up. Other generations have to now step up and take over."
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Filed under: 2012 • 2016 • Ann Romney
New York Poll: Christie beats Cuomo but trails Clinton
November 18th, 2013
08:28 AM ET
9 years ago

New York Poll: Christie beats Cuomo but trails Clinton

(CNN) - Chris Christie would top Andrew Cuomo but lose to Hillary Clinton in hypothetical 2016 presidential matchups for New York State's 29 electoral votes, according to a new survey of Empire State voters.

And the Siena College Poll, released Monday, also indicates a drop in the approval rating for Cuomo as New York governor, but more than half of the state's registered voters say they would re-elect him next year.
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Filed under: 2016 • Andrew Cuomo • Chris Christie • Hillary Clinton • Polls
Insurance commissioner out after criticizing Obamacare fix
November 18th, 2013
07:21 AM ET
9 years ago

Insurance commissioner out after criticizing Obamacare fix

(CNN) - Washington D.C.'s insurance commissioner was forced out of his position after he criticized President Obama's executive action addressing weaknesses in the nation's troubled health care law, a source familiar with the matter said.

William P. White was one of several insurance commissioners across the nation to reject the President's move to allow insurance companies to continue selling policies to consumers who wanted to keep them. He released a statement hours after the president's fix was announced. After his comments, White was quickly replaced by an acting commissioner Sunday, a District of Columbia spokesman said.
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Filed under: Obamacare • Washington D.C.
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