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Immigration lawsuit revives DREAM Act debateupdated: Fri Aug 24 2012 15:47:00

Gaby Pacheco calls herself an aspiring U.S. citizen who is compiling the paperwork and trying to get the $465 needed to apply for a two-year reprieve from getting deported.

Ten ICE agents file suit against policies on illegal immigrant removals updated: Thu Aug 23 2012 19:50:00

A group of Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents filed suit Thursday against new policy directives on removing illegal immigrants.

Court blocks provisions in immigration laws, lets some controversial ones standupdated: Mon Aug 20 2012 21:39:00

An appeals court on Monday sided with the federal government in blocking several provisions in Alabama and Georgia's controversial anti-illegal immigration laws, while allowing other key parts of those laws to stand.

Undocumented immigrants line up for relief from deportationupdated: Fri Aug 17 2012 10:40:00

Long lines formed at help centers and lawyers' office across America Wednesday as thousands of young, undocumented immigrants began applying for relief from deportation.

Florida governor to revisit gun lawupdated: Thu Aug 16 2012 14:25:00

Florida Gov. Rick Scott announced a task force that will look a gun laws in the aftermath of the death of Trayvon Martin.

NRA and bad law block a way to catch killersupdated: Thu Aug 16 2012 14:25:00

The gun lobby is fiercely, and so far successfully, blocking what easily could be the greatest technological breakthrough to catching killers and deterring others.

Romney-Ryan vs. Obama Budget Plansupdated: Wed Aug 15 2012 05:26:00

John Avlon gets to the bottom of the budget plans of presidential candidates Mitt Romney and Barack Obama.

Obama, Romney spar over Medicare in battleground statesupdated: Wed Aug 15 2012 05:26:00

President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney battled over Medicare and energy policy Tuesday as the November election campaign reached out to battleground states crucial to both sides' chances for victory.

Truth about Romney campaign welfare adupdated: Thu Aug 09 2012 18:59:00

Anderson Cooper reports on an ad by the Romney campaign that claims Obama wants to drop welfare work requirements.

Why Mitt Romney is losingupdated: Thu Aug 09 2012 18:59:00

Mitt Romney spent weeks battling Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich for the Republican presidential nomination, and he faced blistering attacks from Rick Perry and other GOP rivals along the way. And now he is paying the price.

What in the worldupdated: Thu Aug 09 2012 13:31:00

The facts about guns in America

By the numbers: Guns in Americaupdated: Thu Aug 09 2012 13:31:00

Following the mass shootings in a Colorado movie theater and a Sikh temple in Wisconsin, the debate over gun control has been reignited: How should the country balance its constitutional right to bear arms with access to deadly firepower?

For young young immigrants, avoiding deportation to cost $465updated: Sat Aug 04 2012 11:11:00

Young illegal immigrants can start applying on August 15 for two-year deferrals from deportation, but will have to pay $465 in fees, a top immigration official announced Friday.

Romney blasts Obama on jobs report, says he paid taxesupdated: Fri Aug 03 2012 14:42:00

A glass half-full or emptying fast? Depends on who you listened to Friday as President Barack Obama and certain Republican nominee Mitt Romney described the July jobs report at competing public appearances.

5 things gun owners want you to knowupdated: Fri Aug 03 2012 10:39:00

Guns are an American pastime. A way to feed a family. A way to protect a family.

Romney unveils simplified campaign messageupdated: Thu Aug 02 2012 17:22:00

President Barack Obama and Republican candidate Mitt Romney traded accusations on tax policy Thursday, with both claiming at campaign stops in battleground states that the other's strategies have failed.

Two more Ebola deaths in Uganda, officials sayupdated: Thu Aug 02 2012 06:11:00

Two more people have died in Uganda's Ebola outbreak, officials working at a hospital said Wednesday.

House passes Republican tax-cut planupdated: Wed Aug 01 2012 20:45:00

The U.S. House on Wednesday took the opposite action on tax cuts as the Senate, rejecting a Democratic proposal championed by President Barack Obama to extend lower tax rates for middle-income Americans, and then passing a Republican plan to maintain the lower rates for everyone for a year.

Rep. Van Hollen on the Bush-era tax cutsupdated: Wed Aug 01 2012 20:45:00

Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) says, the president's plan "would provide tax relief for 100% of the American people"

Obama blasts Romney tax plan in Ohioupdated: Wed Aug 01 2012 16:28:00

Bolstered by a new poll that shows him leading in Ohio and two other battleground states, President Barack Obama on Wednesday made his ninth campaign trip this year to the Buckeye State to attack Republican rival Mitt Romney's tax plan as unfair to middle-class Americans.

Ugandan officials, international experts tackle Ebola outbreak that's killed 14updated: Wed Aug 01 2012 08:14:00

Teams in Uganda are trying to track down anyone who came into contact with patients infected with the Ebola virus, which has killed at least 14 people there this month, authorities said Monday.

Deadly Ebola virus hits Ugandaupdated: Wed Aug 01 2012 08:14:00

International health experts are among those investigating an Ebola outbreak in Uganda.

The media and the massacreupdated: Tue Jul 31 2012 20:05:00

Fred Francis, Jane Hall and Howard Kurtz examine the gun control debate in the aftermath of the Aurora theater shooting

Analysis: Fewer U.S. gun owners own more gunsupdated: Tue Jul 31 2012 20:05:00

A decreasing number of American gun owners own two-thirds of the nation's guns and as many as one-third of the guns on the planet -- even though they account for less than 1% of the world's population, according to a CNN analysis of gun ownership data.

Democrats propose limits on online ammo salesupdated: Mon Jul 30 2012 22:26:00

Two Democratic lawmakers took on the hot-button political issue of gun control Monday, introducing legislation that would effectively ban online ammunition sales.

Despite online ammo bill, many Democrats still won't touch gun policyupdated: Mon Jul 30 2012 16:12:00

When Democratic Sen. Frank Lautenberg of New Jersey and Rep. Carolyn McCarthy of New York unveiled their bill Monday to regulate the online and mail-order sale of ammunition, they did so in a state most friendly to Democrats -- New York.

No gun law changes likely after shootingupdated: Mon Jul 30 2012 12:47:00

CNN's Candy Crowley reports on the dormant state of the gun control debate, and why it's likely to remain so.

Fear drives opposition to gun controlupdated: Mon Jul 30 2012 12:47:00

There will be no new gun laws after the Aurora shooting for the basic reason that the American people do not want them.

Obama speaks out on gun controlupdated: Mon Jul 30 2012 07:51:00

CNN's Dana Bash looks at Obama's latest comments on gun control and how some Democrats may now be in a tough spot.

Is it still too soon to talk gun control?updated: Mon Jul 30 2012 07:51:00

The bodies of the victims are being buried. The court case will continue, without cameras. The horror in Aurora has faded from the front page in favor of Olympic coverage.

Gun owners debate in wake of Aurora tragedyupdated: Fri Jul 27 2012 09:58:00

When you put a pro- and an anti-gun control person in the same room, you know what's bound to happen. But what happens when two gun owners debate gun control?

iReport Debate: Gun control debateupdated: Fri Jul 27 2012 09:58:00

iReporters David Douglas and Michael Kunda, who are both gun owners, go head-to-head in a debate on gun control.

Candidates show little appetite for new gun control lawsupdated: Thu Jul 26 2012 18:23:00

Last week's massacre at a Colorado movie theater revived the dormant gun control debate in the United States, but neither President Barack Obama nor Republican candidate Mitt Romney is pushing for new laws now to prevent similar attacks.

Bloomberg on a potential police strikeupdated: Thu Jul 26 2012 10:22:00

NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg suggests police go on strike in an effort to force more gun control

Bloomberg's out-of-order remarks got one thing rightupdated: Thu Jul 26 2012 10:22:00

When an elected official whose heart seems to be in the right place offers a courageous perspective on an important subject, I'm inclined to try to find some good in it.

Taxmageddon is headed our wayupdated: Wed Jul 25 2012 08:59:00

Taxmaggedon is coming. Unless President Obama and Congress act, Americans will be hit with what would be in total dollars the largest tax increase in history in little more than five months.

Obama: Colorado shooting 'an evil act'updated: Tue Jul 24 2012 07:22:00

President Barack Obama addresses the recent shooting in Aurora, Colorado.

Mass murder and powerful firearmsupdated: Tue Jul 24 2012 07:22:00

Scenes from the mass shooting in an Aurora, Colorado, movie theater are horrific, but are all too familiar in the United States.

Little to gain, lots to lose for Obama and Romney on gunsupdated: Tue Jul 24 2012 07:21:00

Don't expect President Barack Obama or Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney to talk about the issue of gun control in the wake of last week's deadly mass shooting in Aurora, Colorado -- there's little to gain from bringing up the issue.

Analysis: Why gun controls are off the agenda in Americaupdated: Mon Jul 23 2012 17:06:00

What is it about Americans and guns?

How the 'gun culture' impacts politicsupdated: Mon Jul 23 2012 17:06:00

CNN's John Vause talks with blogger Dan Baum, about the impact of recent shootings on U.S. politics.

Gun-control, gun-rights groups ready for renewed debate after Colorado shootingupdated: Sat Jul 21 2012 16:10:00

The extreme carnage at the Colorado movie theater, now one of the worst mass shootings in U.S. history, reopens the nation's passionate debate about gun control -- or gun rights -- and both sides were readying for renewed legislative efforts in the aftermath of Friday's shooting.

Gun control politicsupdated: Sat Jul 21 2012 16:10:00

NYC Mayor demands that presidential candidates act on gun regulation. John Avlon reports on the gun control debate.

Obama has largely steered clear of gun debateupdated: Fri Jul 20 2012 20:43:00

In a speech after the Colorado shooting Friday, President Barack Obama asked Americans to pray, reflect and remember what's important in life while the city of Aurora mourned the dead and wounded.

For Democrats, gun politics are bad politicsupdated: Fri Jul 20 2012 18:34:00

The sun was barely up when New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg used the Colorado massacre to scold President Obama and Mitt Romney for ignoring the gun issue.

Bloomberg blasts politics on gunsupdated: Fri Jul 20 2012 18:34:00

New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg blasts President Obama and Mitt Romney on guns in the wake of the Aurora shooting.

Gun control or carry permits won't stop mass murderupdated: Fri Jul 20 2012 11:14:00

There are few criminal events as stunning and frightening as a mass shooting. The suddenness, randomness and unpredictability of episodes like Friday's early morning massacre at an Aurora, Colorado, movie theater cause us all to wonder whether any place is safe.

End the Bush tax cuts and start overupdated: Thu Jul 12 2012 07:47:00

Earlier this week, President Barack Obama proposed to extend the Bush-era income tax cuts, which expire at the end of this year, for one year for people with income below $250,000. People with higher income would continue to receive all of the benefits of lower taxes on their first $250,000 of income, but the tax rate they face on income above that amount would rise.

Romney courts Obama's baseupdated: Wed Jul 11 2012 21:47:00

Mitt Romney gets booed after attacking Obamacare at NAACP convention. What is his plan to court Pres. Obama's base?

Wind industry pulled in to candidates' debate on outsourcingupdated: Wed Jul 11 2012 21:47:00

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney is attempting to flip attacks on his business record by accusing the Obama administration of shipping American jobs overseas, but experts in the industry he's singling out say the truth is more complicated.

Bush tax cut fight could derail Senate small-business bill updated: Tue Jul 10 2012 21:46:00

The Senate voted Tuesday to begin debate on a bill to give tax breaks to small businesses that hire new workers or boost pay for existing workers. But the overwhelming 80-14 vote masks the broad expectation that because of an unrelated fight over the Bush tax cuts, the small business bill is unlikely to pass the chamber.

GOP: Tax increases are economic poisonupdated: Tue Jul 10 2012 12:58:00

The Bush-era tax cut extension is going to expire, causing renewed policy arguments between President Obama and the GOP.

Obama vows tax breaks for middle classupdated: Mon Jul 09 2012 16:20:00

President Obama calls for the renewal of Bush-era tax cuts for Americans who make under $250,000.

Spain looks for a bank lifelineupdated: Mon Jul 09 2012 06:23:00

Spain requests aid for its troubled banking sector, as CNN's Al Goodman reports.

Spain bows to 'bad bank' ideaupdated: Mon Jul 09 2012 06:23:00

Spain is ready to create a single "bad bank" to house the distressed assets of its teetering financial sector, as it prepares to finalise terms of an EU bailout that is dividing the eurozone and spooking markets.

'Illegal immigrant' is the uncomfortable truthupdated: Fri Jul 06 2012 11:18:00

What's in a name? For my friends and simpaticos in the immigration reform community, enough to go ballistic at the mere mention of the phrase: "illegal immigrant."

Some states not changing course amid rising tide of health care reformupdated: Wed Jul 04 2012 17:40:00

Repeal and replace -- or at least resist -- is the Republican mantra in the wake of last week's Supreme Court ruling upholding President Barack Obama's signature health care reform law.

Can congressional Republicans repeal Obamacare?updated: Tue Jul 03 2012 09:22:00

While conservatives are still seething over last week's Supreme Court ruling saving President Barack Obama's health care overhaul, top Capitol Hill Republicans are gleefully using the decision to fire up their base with promises of a repeal in 2013.

GOP plans for 'after Obamacare'updated: Tue Jul 03 2012 09:22:00

The GOP is working to define what they would replace Obamacare with.

How will the court's ruling affect you?updated: Thu Jun 28 2012 13:56:00

CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta explains how the Supreme Court's healthcare ruling will affect patients and doctors going forward.

Where in the world can you get universal health care?updated: Thu Jun 28 2012 11:06:00

The U.S. Supreme Court upheld President Barack Obama's sweeping health care legislation Thursday in a narrow 5-4 ruling that Obama says will provide up to 30 million additional Americans with health care.

Timeline of the health care lawupdated: Thu Jun 28 2012 10:42:00

The U.S. Supreme Court Thursday upheld the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act, the health care law that President Obama signed in March 2010. Here's a look at key moments in the law's history:

Affordable Care Act: What's on the line?updated: Thu Jun 28 2012 10:42:00

The health care reform law is in jeopardy. Dr. Sanjay Gupta, Will Cain and Christine Romans explain what's on the line.

Supreme Court nears health care rulingupdated: Wed Jun 27 2012 16:56:00

As a Supreme Court ruling nears, CNN's Athena Jones looks at the stakes for those benefiting from the health care law.

All sides preparing for political fallout from health care decisionupdated: Wed Jun 27 2012 16:56:00

Karen Harned has been going to the Supreme Court every day it has met since June 11 so there would be no chance she would miss the health care law ruling.

Arizona's 'show-me-your-papers' law rolls out a day after Supreme Court rulingupdated: Wed Jun 27 2012 07:26:00

The U.S. Supreme Court's decision upholding a piece of Arizona's controversial immigration law portends such a "huge" increase in policing for one department that the chief wondered Tuesday if his agency will be able to handle the workload.

White House, Justice Dept. make last-ditch effort to avoid Holder contempt voteupdated: Tue Jun 26 2012 22:15:00

Officials from the Justice Department and the White House met with senior aides to House Speaker John Boehner and Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa at the White House on Tuesday to try to head off a House vote holding Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress.

Romney, GOP struggle with immigration issuesupdated: Tue Jun 26 2012 17:04:00

Mitt Romney spent the presidential primary campaign trying to convince conservatives of his right-wing credibility on immigration issues.

Romney's view of Arizona immigration lawupdated: Tue Jun 26 2012 17:04:00

Mitt Romney said states have a right to secure its borders, and that Pres. Obama has not presented an immigration plan.

Court's ruling a detour from basic rightsupdated: Tue Jun 26 2012 12:15:00

The nation is inching toward a new consensus on immigrants and America, but on Monday, the Supreme Court divided us.

Toobin: Guidance from court not clearupdated: Tue Jun 26 2012 12:15:00

John King and Jeffrey Toobin discuss the politics of the Supreme Court's ruling on Arizona's immigration law.

A changing national mood on immigration?updated: Tue Jun 26 2012 11:20:00

The judicial equivalent of white smoke has risen: The Supreme Court has ruled in a split decision rejecting most of Arizona's controversial immigration policing law, SB 1070.

Official: Obama administration will enforce its priorities, not Arizona'supdated: Mon Jun 25 2012 19:24:00

Obama administration officials said Monday the federal government would not become a willing partner in the state of Arizona's efforts to arrest undocumented people -- unless those immigrants meet federal government criteria. And they said the administration is rescinding agreements that allow some Arizona law enforcement officers to enforce federal immigration laws.

Top court's decision on Arizona will affect other states, tooupdated: Mon Jun 25 2012 13:57:00

The Supreme Court's decision on Arizona's attempt to legislate immigration is likely to have far-reaching effects on other states' efforts to enact similar legislation and underscores the need for federal action, experts said Monday.

'Obamacare': The word that defined the health care debateupdated: Mon Jun 25 2012 01:20:00

It's less of a tongue-twisting jumble than the phrase "Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act."

Obama, where is the recovery?updated: Fri Jun 22 2012 07:57:00

Two years ago this week, the Obama administration hailed the advent of the "Summer of Economic Recovery." The president's stimulus bill had passed a Democratic-controlled Congress just over a year before, accompanied by rosy predictions on job creation from the administration.

Republicans refine immigration message after Obama's scoopupdated: Tue Jun 19 2012 16:35:00

Caught off guard by the Obama administration's shift in immigration policy last week, Republicans on Tuesday refined their response in an effort to lessen any political bounce for the president at what had been a tough time in his campaign.

Mexico's president praises Obama's immigration shiftupdated: Mon Jun 18 2012 13:21:00

President Barack Obama received praise Monday from Mexico's president for the decision last week to stop deporting some young illegal immigrants.

Timeline of the health care lawupdated: Sun Jun 17 2012 01:38:00

The U.S. Supreme Court will rule this month on the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act , the health-care reform law that President Obama had signed in March 2010. Here's a look at key moments in the law's history:

Obama administration to stop deporting some young illegal immigrantsupdated: Sat Jun 16 2012 12:13:00

In an election-year policy change, the Obama administration said Friday it will stop deporting young illegal immigrants who entered the United States as children if they meet certain requirements.

Obama plans to relax deportation policyupdated: Sat Jun 16 2012 12:13:00

President Obama says the plan is not amnesty but part of his effort to fix a "broken immigration system."

Joy, skepticism at immigration policy moveupdated: Fri Jun 15 2012 13:17:00

Jose Luis Zelaya shed tears of joy Friday morning.

Dominicans weigh blocking illegal immigrants from public schoolsupdated: Wed Jun 13 2012 22:29:00

A proposed regulation in the Dominican Republic could stop illegal immigrants from studying in the nation's public schools.

Obama's immigration policy a shell gameupdated: Wed Jun 13 2012 08:26:00

The Obama administration calls its policy on illegal immigrants "prosecutorial discretion." In reality, we're finding out, it amounts to business as usual, deporting huge numbers of hard-working immigrants.

Rescue plan for Spain?updated: Sat Jun 09 2012 10:42:00

CNN's Al Goodman takes a look at whether Spain will ask for help in their financial crisis.

What Latinos want from candidates? Respectupdated: Fri Jun 01 2012 08:16:00

For anyone who wants to make a serious play for the Latino vote -- and not just go through the motions -- here's what you need to know: Latinos are single-issue voters.

CNNMoney: Was Romney a tax cutter or a tax hiker?updated: Thu May 31 2012 16:07:00

Mitt Romney has portrayed himself as a tax cutter when he served as governor of Massachusetts -- slashing taxes 19 times.

Alabama legislature passes new immigration billupdated: Wed May 16 2012 21:46:00

Alabama lawmakers passed a new bill Wednesday aimed at improving the state's controversial immigration law, but critics said the new measure might make things worse.

Gingrich: Romney 'earned' the nominationupdated: Mon May 07 2012 07:48:00

Former Presidential Candidate Newt Gingrich says Mitt Romney has "earned the right to represent the Republican Party."

Romney caves to far rightupdated: Mon May 07 2012 07:48:00

There is something tragic in the unfolding of Mitt Romney's campaign for president.

CNNMoney: Fiscal cliff: What should Congress do?updated: Tue May 01 2012 15:41:00

Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke didn't mince words in warning Congress last week that the Fed won't be able to undo the damage to the economy that would occur if lawmakers mismanage the so-called fiscal cliff.

CNNMoney: The $7 trillion fiscal cliffupdated: Mon Apr 30 2012 07:14:00

Congress has invented a new extreme sport: Skating on the edge of a $7 trillion fiscal cliff.

Romney's stance on immigration issuesupdated: Thu Apr 26 2012 13:19:00

Where exactly does Mitt Romney stand on immigration issues? As CNN's Anderson Cooper reports, it can be tough to tell.

When Romney faces Latino votersupdated: Thu Apr 26 2012 13:19:00

A month after defending the health care law, the Obama administration again confronted the buzz saw of skeptical Supreme Court justices on Wednesday -- this time on immigration. But come November, Republicans may very well be on the losing end of the argument.

Other states watch for Arizona immigration rulingupdated: Thu Apr 26 2012 12:52:00

Lawmakers across the nation closely followed Wednesday's Supreme Court arguments over the fate of Arizona's tough immigration law

Brewer: I left Supreme Court encouragedupdated: Wed Apr 25 2012 20:49:00

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer talks to CNN's John King about the Supreme Court hearing on her state's tough immigration law.

High court appears to lean toward Arizona in immigration law disputeupdated: Wed Apr 25 2012 20:49:00

Parts of Arizona's sweeping immigration law received a surprising amount of support from a short-handed Supreme Court Wednesday.

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