CNN Radio News Day: June 12, 2013
U.S. Senate Minority Leader Senator Mitch McConnell speaks as Senate Minority Whip Senator John Cornyn looks on after a Republican Policy Luncheon June 11, 2013 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. Senator McConnell spoke on various topics including immigration reform.
June 12th, 2013
04:46 PM ET

CNN Radio News Day: June 12, 2013

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(CNN) – Welcome to CNN Radio News Day. Here are some of the stories we're covering in today's show:

  • It's not always easy to see when something has changed. But in the immigration debate, yesterday's vote in the U.S. Senate gives us a pretty clear picture. Senators voted 82-15 to allow the so-called "Gang of Eight" bipartisan proposal to come up for debate. Activists on both sides of the immigration debate are hard at working pushing their message. Mark Krikorian has served as executive director of the Center for Immigration Studies since 1995. It firmly opposes legalization for undocumented workers:

"We have to prepare for this sort of thing for years – and have. Because at some point it was gonna come up."

  • The man who leaked details of the U.S. government's secret phone and internet surveillance program is hiding out and speaking out. Edward Snowden talked to the South China Morning Post from a secret location in Hong Kong. He told the paper "I'm neither traitor nor hero. I'm an American." Tech companies like Google, Facebook and Microsoft are asking the U.S. government to be more transparent about requests for data. In 2004 Nick Merrill was served with a national security letter that demanded he secretly turn over all sorts of information about one of his clients:

"I was extremely scared at that point. The letter was very heavy-handed.  It referenced executive orders and it referenced part of the federal code. And I did my best to try to figure out exactly what it meant... My gut feeling was this is not legal and this is not legitimate. "

  • Two weeks of demonstrations against the government in Turkey show no sign of ending. Today Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan called a meeting with a coalition of protest groups, but only one member of that coalition showed up. Most declined, following a night of violent clashes with police. Middle East expert Fouad Ajami is a senior fellow at Standford University's Hoover Institution. He says there's a restless undercurrent in the Turkish population with Erdogan's rule:

"Society can put-up with a leader for many years. It can turn to him, it can need him, it can tolerate his eccentricity, and then something snaps. And it's really about that."

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  1. gullible white cattle

    "immigration reform" or Declaration of War on White America. this is not left vs right, GOP vs Dems, Socialism vs liberty. This is war against White people.

    Why do hostile globalist elite defend Israel as a Jewish ethnostate with Jewish only immigration, but ravage White majority Europe/North America into a multi-ethnic, multi-cultural Gulag with dystopian non-White colonization?

    The world is 93% non-White, only 7% White. But 3rd world colonizers, Muslims, Sikhs, Hispanics, are aggressively advancing their agenda to annihilate gullible Whites, just as China annihilates Tibet.

    How long will gullible Whites cuckold for murderous anti-White elite, who confiscate our guns, infiltrate/subvert our banks/FBI/CIA, indoctrinate White kids in academia/mass media, plunder White jobs/wages, & butcher White soldiers in bankrupting wars?

    "Native" Americans invaded from East Asia. Yellow & Brown races committed 10-times more genocide, slavery, imperialism than Whites. Since Old-Testament, Whites have been victims of Jewish/Crypto-Jewish, Turkic, Muslim, N.African imperialism, slavery, genocide.

    Gullible Whites should reject subversive ideologies- libertarianism, feminism, liberalism- & reject hostile slanders of racism. Peace to all humanity, but White people must organize to advance their interests, their fertility, their homelands. Spread this message. Reading list: goo.gl/iB777 , goo.gl/htyeq , amazon.com/dp/0759672229 , amazon.com/dp/1410792617

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