Cheney says DOJ not prosecuting Trump if there's evidence could call into question the US as 'nation of laws'

August 05, 2022 at 03:39

She said the House committee is "going to continue to follow the facts. "The question for us is, are we a nation of laws? "I don't think that it's appropriate to think about it that way," said Cheney, who's facing a Trump-backed challenger in a primary late...

Trump lawyers in talks with Justice Department about January 6 criminal probe

August 05, 2022 at 00:33

(CNN) Former President Donald Trump's legal team is in direct communication with Justice Department officials, the first sign of talks between the two sides as the criminal probe into January 6, 2021, accelerates, sources familiar with the matter tell CNN....

What to know about these 5 student loan forgiveness programs -- and how Biden has expanded them

August 04, 2022 at 16:38

Regardless of his decision, there are several other ways many of the 43 million federal student loan borrowers may qualify for some student loan forgiveness. Here are five forgiveness programs that currently exist for federal student loan borrowers and what...

Joe and Jill's long summer

August 04, 2022 at 13:37

(CNN) This summer has not been an easy one for President Joe Biden, and no one feels that more than Jill Biden. Sequestered in Delaware for the last 12 days, Jill Biden's summer has not gone exactly as planned either. Biden's communications director Elizabe...

'Kansas will not be our last fight': Abortion rights victory gives Democrats new hope for midterms

August 04, 2022 at 11:34

(CNN) It isn't often that Democrats look to deep-red Kansas for resounding affirmation. But on Tuesday night, when Kansans overwhelmingly voted to keep protections for abortion rights in their state constitution, that is exactly what happened. "We know that...

Kansas shows how abortion may change the midterm turnout dynamic

August 03, 2022 at 19:27

(CNN) Abortion rights activists won a huge victory in the red state of Kansas on Tuesday. Kansans voted overwhelmingly (59% to 41%) to reject an amendment that said there was no constitutional right to an abortion in the state. Under 750,000 votes had been...

Six takeaways from Kansas, Michigan, Missouri, Arizona and Washington primaries

August 03, 2022 at 14:19

CNN —Kansas voters handed abortion-rights advocates a massive victory Tuesday, surging to the polls to defeat a measure that would have allowed the GOP-led legislature to impose new restrictions. While lawmakers in the state can still try to pass restrictiv...

Thunderclap ballot box victory on abortion rights in Kansas gives Democrats a potent midterm issue

August 03, 2022 at 10:58

Voters in Kansas on Tuesday, in dramatic numbers and by an overwhelming margin, rejected a ballot measure that would have allowed lawmakers to ban abortion in the state. In more immediate terms, the ballot measure's defeat -- on a day of extraordinary turno...

8 things to watch in Tuesday's primaries

August 02, 2022 at 10:01

With fewer than 100 days until the general election , the final rounds of 2022 midterms primaries will come fast and furious over the next six weeks, beginning with a busy Tuesday featuring key contests around the country. Here are eight things to watch on...

The battle over abortion rights helps Kamala Harris find her voice as vice president

August 02, 2022 at 09:03

(CNN) Vice President Kamala Harris has seized onto abortion rights as an issue all her own, cementing herself as the administration's lead messenger on an area it hopes will resonate with voters at the ballot box in November -- and beyond. While there is no...

Who was al Qaeda leader and key 9/11 architect Ayman al-Zawahiri?

August 02, 2022 at 05:00

Washington (CNN) Al Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri's death at the hands of a US drone strike brings an end to his "trail of murder and violence against American citizens," President Joe Biden said Monday evening. Zawahiri, 71, was a key architect behind mul...

VA secretary says Republican-backed amendments to burn pits legislation would lead to 'rationing of care for vets'

July 31, 2022 at 22:43

(CNN) Veterans Affairs Secretary Denis McDonough on Sunday pushed back against Senate Republicans blocking passage of the administration-backed PACT Act, warning that if the chamber passes GOP senators' proposed amendment to the legislation aimed at providi...

How Republicans could still blow the 2022 midterm elections

July 31, 2022 at 15:06

Republicans were ahead by an average of 4 points in the two polls CNN released in May that included this question. When we examine this latest CNN poll more closely, we get a very good idea of why Democrats are even with Republicans on the generic ballot. B...

How missing Secret Service text messages became a political scandal

July 30, 2022 at 21:10

It's still unclear whether the Secret Service received the guidance. A source familiar with the investigation told CNN the Secret Service tried to find it last week but could not. The internal Secret Service notice made clear that employees were solely resp...

The 'progress recession' has been here for decades

July 30, 2022 at 12:49

There’s a more holistic approach, the genuine progress indicator, or GPI, which accounts for the costs as well as benefits of growth. He’s also the author of a forthcoming book, “The Progress Illusion: Reclaiming Our Future From the Fairy Tale of Economics....

Justices worry about the future of the Supreme Court -- and point fingers as to who's to blame

July 29, 2022 at 13:44

According to a new Marquette Law School poll , 61% of the public disapproves of how the court is handling its job. But their joint appearance could not dim the tensions on the high court and the sentiment that its institutional integrity is under threat. At...

How secret negotiations revived Joe Biden's agenda and shocked Washington

July 28, 2022 at 23:27

(CNN) It was the middle of the night in Saudi Arabia when word emerged from Washington that President Joe Biden's long-stalled domestic agenda was dead. Manchin and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer shocked most of Washington on Wednesday when they annou...

Latest moves suggest DOJ investigation of 2020 election is looking at conduct directly related to Trump and his closest allies

July 27, 2022 at 03:27

It signals that the Department's probe has reached inside former President Donald Trump's White House and that investigators are looking at conduct directly related to Trump's and his closest allies' efforts to overturn his election defeat. Former Pence chi...

The inside story of how John Roberts failed to save abortion rights

July 26, 2022 at 11:53

It appears unlikely that Roberts' best prospect -- Justice Brett Kavanaugh -- was ever close to switching his earlier vote, despite Roberts' attempts that continued through the final weeks of the session. Roberts' persuasive efforts, difficult even from the...

Elizabeth Warren demands airline crackdown amid travel chaos

July 26, 2022 at 10:31

(CNN) Air travel is a mess right now and Sen. Elizabeth Warren is demanding that federal regulators do something about it. In a letter obtained first by CNN, the Massachusetts Democrat, along with California Democratic Sen. Alex Padilla, urges Transportatio...