House January 6 committee schedules seventh hearing for July 12

July 05, 2022 at 22:24

(CNN) The House select committee investigating the January 6, 2021, insurrection has scheduled its seventh hearing for July 12, the panel announced Tuesday. The hearing is set to start at 10 a.m. The committee has not yet announced any witnesses. While the...

After string of Supreme Court setbacks, Democrats wonder whether Biden White House is capable of urgency moment demands

July 05, 2022 at 16:18

The former "Will & Grace" star was among dozens of celebrity Democratic supporters and activists who joined a call with White House aides last Monday to discuss the Supreme Court overturning Roe v. Wade . It offers a new window into what many in the Pre...

Supreme Court makes it clear there's a red America and a blue America

July 02, 2022 at 04:08

(CNN) The US Supreme Court ended its most explosive term in decades this week deeply split along ideological lines, surfacing two different visions of America and the Constitution. The nine justices, in the cases that most captured the country's attention,...

Abortion-related company benefits are deepening the GOP rift with corporate America

July 01, 2022 at 21:33

The swift response among lawmakers at the local, state and federal level has ranged from calls for more robust parental leave policies in lieu of abortion-related benefits to legislative proposals targeting corporate executives whose companies pay for abort...

Takeaways from the blockbuster victories conservatives secured at the Supreme Court

June 30, 2022 at 23:02

(CNN) In decisions handed down in recent weeks, the conservative Supreme Court transformed the legal landscape around an assortment of hot-button issues, including abortion, gun rights, immigration and religious liberty. Red states -- with the green light f...

How the Supreme Court ruling will gut the EPA's ability to fight the climate crisis

June 30, 2022 at 18:29

"To avoid the worst impacts of climate change we need to do a lot more and move a lot faster. Why this case was so important for climate actionAt the heart of Thursday's opinion was a question over the EPA's authority to regulate planet-warming emissions fr...

Supreme Court curbs EPA's ability to fight climate change

June 30, 2022 at 15:56

The decision issued Thursday will send shockwaves across the federal government, threatening agency action that comes without clear congressional authorization. Steve Vladeck, CNN Supreme Court analyst and professor at the University of Texas School of Law,...

Jan. 6 committee revelations may give Republicans opening to take on Trump in 2024

June 30, 2022 at 14:04

Trump has weathered everything anyone could throw at a president, including sexual assault allegations and accusations of profiting from his office. The possibility is growing that things will get even worse for Trump in the coming days. On Wednesday evenin...

Here's what November's midterms look like after the spring primaries

June 30, 2022 at 12:22

Four outstanding Senate primaries to watch. Although a number of big nominating contests are behind us, the Republican primaries in Arizona and Missouri on August 2 and the Democratic primary in Wisconsin on August 9 will carry real implications for Novembe...

Ketanji Brown Jackson to join a Supreme Court in turmoil

June 29, 2022 at 19:41

(CNN) Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson is set to join the Supreme Court on Thursday, making history as the first female African-American justice and beginning what could be a decades-long tenure. But as she starts her job, the court is in turmoil. The justices w...

Breyer makes it official: He's leaving the Supreme Court on Thursday at noon

June 29, 2022 at 16:59

(CNN) Justice Stephen Breyer has notified the White House that his retirement will be effective Thursday, June 30, at noon ET. In a letter to President Joe Biden, Breyer said it had been his "great honor" to participate as a judge in the "effort to maintain...

5 takeaways from Tuesday's elections in Colorado, Illinois and more

June 29, 2022 at 04:52

Here are five takeaways from Tuesday's elections:Colorado's election deniers are denied by GOP votersMany Republicans in Colorado were aghast at the prospect of Tina Peters, the indicted Mesa County clerk who has parroted Trump's falsehoods about voter frau...

7 takeaways from Tuesday's shocking January 6 hearing

June 29, 2022 at 02:29

She said Trump was told that morning that weapons were being confiscated from some of his supporters who came for his rally. Trump also said, "I don't f**king care that they have weapons," according to Hutchinson. This is particularly shocking, because Trum...

7 things to watch for in primaries in Colorado, Illinois and other states

June 28, 2022 at 10:00

There are also far-reaching implications in down-ballot, statewide races -- none more so than in Colorado, where a 2020 election denier is running in the Republican primary to be the state's top elections official. Illinois is home to two races featuring si...

The 4 remaining Supreme Court cases of this blockbuster term

June 27, 2022 at 15:47

(CNN) Although the Supreme Court issued the two most important opinions of the term last week, upending near 50-year-old precedent on abortion and expanding gun rights for the first time in a decade, this blockbuster term is not over. Still to be decided ar...

Key lines from Supreme Court opinion overturning Roe v. Wade

June 24, 2022 at 16:41

(CNN) The Supreme Court's ruling on Friday overturning Roe v. Wade, the most consequential high court ruling in decades, contained several striking lines that will resonate for decades to come. Here are key lines from the opinion:From Justices Clarence Thom...

5 takeaways from the fifth day of January 6 hearings

June 24, 2022 at 06:24

The House select committee in particular zeroed in on the efforts of Rep. Scott Perry, the Pennsylvania Republican who connected Justice Department official Jeffrey Clark to the White House in December 2020. CNN has previously reported on the role that Perr...

Samuel Alito lashes out at liberals in guns case as tensions boil over at SCOTUS

June 23, 2022 at 23:29

On Thursday it was Alito's turn -- and in a case that he had won. In his concurrence in the gun case he took on the liberal dissent penned by Justice Stephen Breyer and joined by Sotomayor and Justice Elena Kagan. "Much of the dissent seems designed to obsc...

What the Supreme Court's new gun rights ruling means

June 23, 2022 at 19:49

(CNN) Justice Clarence Thomas opened the floodgates for all sorts of gun safety laws to be challenged in federal court. Thomas changed the test courts are to use when analyzing the constitutionality of such regulations. The ruling will also likely prompt a...

How abortion bans could be enforced if Roe v. Wade is reversed

June 22, 2022 at 19:21

What has been the pattern abroad in countries that ban abortion, along with United States' own experience before Roe, previews a complicated and unequal enforcement landscape. For years as they fought to overturn Roe v. Wade, leaders of the anti-abortion mo...