Federal judge orders former top lawyers in Trump's White House to testify in criminal grand jury probe

December 01, 2022 at 22:01

CNN —A federal judge has ordered former top Trump White House lawyers to provide additional grand jury testimony, rejecting former President Donald Trump’s privilege claims in the Justice Department’s criminal investigation of his effort to overturn the 202...

Why Democrats should like the early voting patterns in the Georgia Senate runoff

December 01, 2022 at 21:51

CNN —More than 1 million Georgians have voted early (absentee or in-person) ahead of Tuesday’s Senate runoff election. The compact nature of the early voting period for the runoff makes it difficult to make an apples-to-apples comparison with what occurred...

The Bidens' first state dinner features butter-poached lobster with a side of hospitality

December 01, 2022 at 14:47

Butter-poached Maine lobster and calotte of beef, shallot marmalade, are seen at the White House during a media preview of the state dinner for French President Emmanuel Macron. “These are intricate – and expensive – events,” said one of the people, who has...

House committee receives Trump's federal tax returns from IRS

December 01, 2022 at 02:58

CNN —The House Ways and Means Committee now has six years of Donald Trump’s federal tax returns, ending a yearslong pursuit by Democrats to dig into one of the former president’s most closely guarded personal details. Federal courts had decided the House co...

US considers dramatically expanding training of Ukrainian forces, US officials say

November 30, 2022 at 22:35

Washington CNN —The Biden administration is considering a dramatic expansion in the training the US military provides to Ukrainian forces, including instructing as many as 2,500 Ukrainian soldiers a month at a US base in Germany, according to multiple US of...

What the Oath Keepers sedition verdict means for the Justice Department's investigation of Trump

November 30, 2022 at 21:41

The seditious conspiracy charge has both a scant track record and a loaded political meaning – making it a gamble for the Justice Department to bring in the January 6 investigation. While three other alleged members of the Oath Keepers were acquitted on the...

Oath Keepers leader and associates convicted of multiple charges in seditious conspiracy case

November 30, 2022 at 09:33

Washington, DC CNN —A Washington, DC, jury on Tuesday convicted Oath Keepers leader Stewart Rhodes and associate Kelly Meggs of seditious conspiracy for their role around the January 6, 2021, attack on the US Capitol. By using it against members of the Oath...

Fact check: Kevin McCarthy falsely claims Trump condemned White nationalist Nick Fuentes

November 30, 2022 at 01:18

Washington CNN —House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy was asked on Tuesday about how he hadn’t yet condemned former President Donald Trump for having dinner a week ago with Nick Fuentes, a White nationalist and Holocaust denier. McCarthy said, “I don’t think...

Georgia Senate candidate Herschel Walker described himself as living in Texas during 2022 campaign speech

November 29, 2022 at 18:35

CNN —Georgia Republican Senate candidate Herschel Walker, facing renewed and growing questions about his residency in the final week of the runoff campaign, described himself during a campaign speech in January as living in Texas and said he decided to run...

Tips on countering misinformation as election denial persists

November 29, 2022 at 17:00

In Arizona, for instance, election denialism has clouded public debate ahead of the state’s early December certification deadline. Several defeated candidates, who embraced former President Donald Trump’s falsehoods about the 2020 election, have seized on p...

Warnock and Walker court Kemp voters in final week of Georgia Senate runoff

November 29, 2022 at 16:45

CNN —With one week to go before Georgia’s Senate runoff, heavy hitters and big dollars from both national parties are pouring into the state for a race that will determine the balance of power in the Democratic-controlled Senate next year. Brian Kemp, who w...

Virginia Rep. Donald McEachin dies at age 61

November 29, 2022 at 13:36

Washington CNN —US Rep. Donald McEachin, a Virginia Democrat, died Monday, according to a statement from his office. “We are all devastated at the passing of our boss and friend, Congressman Donald McEachin,” Tara Rountree, his chief of staff, said in the s...

Rural Arizona county delays certifying midterm results as election disputes persist

November 29, 2022 at 11:22

CNN —Officials in a rural Arizona county Monday delayed the certification of November’s midterm elections, missing the legal deadline and leading the Arizona secretary of state’s office to sue over the county’s failure to sign off on the results. By a 2-1 v...

GOP reaction to Trump's embrace of Holocaust denier reveals who still won't cross him

November 29, 2022 at 05:01

CNN —Donald Trump’s meeting with a Holocaust-denying extremist is finally drawing significant GOP criticism and casting doubt on his political viability following the tepid launch of his 2024 campaign. Still, the split in the GOP will be watched for how muc...

Final January 6 committee report expected to focus on issues beyond Trump efforts

November 28, 2022 at 13:29

“I would like to see our report be as broad and inclusive as possible. It is unclear what the committee will do with the thousands of pages of documents and transcribed interviews it has compiled throughout its investigation. Sources say there could even be...

First lady Jill Biden chooses 'We the People' as theme for White House holiday decorations

November 28, 2022 at 11:05

CNN —First lady Jill Biden has chosen “We the People” as the theme for the seasonal White House holiday decorations, according to a release from the East Wing. “As our country gathers for the holidays, traditions may vary, but our shared American values – a...

These are the end-of-year political showdowns that will help decide America's future

November 28, 2022 at 10:55

CNN —America is heading for a year-end political collision that will set the stage for showdowns between the new Republican-led House and the Democrats who still wield power in the Senate and White House. A fraught coda to the political battles of 2022 will...

Election deniers faced defeat but election denialism is still swirling in Arizona

November 25, 2022 at 16:23

The continuing election denialism underscores that although the highest profile promoters of Trump’s election lies were defeated, the efforts to undermine democracy will carry on. Doug Ducey, a Republican who rebuffed Trump’s efforts to overturn Arizona’s 2...

McCarthy tries to boost his conservative bona fides as pro-Trump lawmakers threaten his speaker bid

November 23, 2022 at 21:26

McCarthy is deploying a carrot-over-stick approach, using a mix of private negotiations and public professions about what he would do as speaker, in an effort to pick off detractors. But it’s unclear if his public and private maneuvering will be enough to a...

Ending a 'nightmare' in Venezuela: How the US government brought seven Americans home

November 23, 2022 at 17:08

Carstens had brought home two Americans – the sixth member of the “Citgo 6,” Gustavo Cárdenas, as well as Cuban-US dual citizen Jorge Alberto Fernandez – in March, but another trip in June ended without a prisoner release. A short flightMeanwhile that Satur...