What Matters: This election is going to be up to women

October 29, 2020 at 02:30

Final CNN national poll before Election Day: Biden - 54% / Trump - 42%This is not a national race, obviously, so these numbers are maybe less important right now than certain battleground state polls. Look here:Those who said they had already voted: Biden -...

Trump stumbles through final appeals to women as he vows to get their husbands back to work

October 29, 2020 at 01:47

In yet another unforced error at a time when former Vice President Joe Biden is crushing Trump among female voters, the President told the women of Lansing, Michigan, this week to reelect him because "we're getting your husbands back to work." Trump won a m...

Second highest ranking officer in US Space Force tests positive for Covid-19

October 29, 2020 at 01:11

(CNN) The second highest ranking officer in the US Space Force has tested positive for coronavirus, the US Air Force said in a statement Wednesday. "General David D. Thompson, Vice Chief of Space Operations, tested positive today for COVID-19. He took the t...

Fact check: Trump falsely claims California requires people to wear 'special' and 'complex' mask at all times

October 29, 2020 at 00:45

Washington (CNN) President Donald Trump has repeatedly mocked former Vice President Joe Biden and others for wearing masks. At a campaign rally in Arizona on Wednesday -- at which there was no social distancing and most attendees did not wear masks -- Trump...

Trump pitches economic plan for Hispanic Americans -- 6 days before the election

October 29, 2020 at 00:37

(CNN) President Donald Trump announced a two-page second-term vision for the Hispanic American community -- the "American Dream Plan" -- to rallygoers in Arizona on Wednesday, six days before Election Day. "Over the next four years, the American Dream Plan...

North Carolina can count votes received 9 days after Election Day, Supreme Court rules

October 28, 2020 at 23:54

(CNN) The Supreme Court allowed the counting of ballots in North Carolina received up to nine days after the election as long as the ballots are postmarked by Election Day, a victory for Democrats in another key state. Republicans and the Trump campaign had...

Ex-Trump campaign aide: President's reelection bid is working against 'free speech and democracy'

October 28, 2020 at 23:45

Washington (CNN) A former Trump campaign official excoriated President Donald Trump's reelection bid Wednesday, insisting that his team has "worked very much against free speech and democracy." Jessica Denson, who worked on Trump's 2016 campaign as the Hisp...

Several hospitals targeted in new wave of ransomware attacks

October 28, 2020 at 23:44

(CNN) Several hospitals across the United States have been targeted in ransomware attacks in what appears to be an escalation and expansion of similar attacks previously launched on other hospitals and medical facilities. A Trump administration official tol...

The Point: The 2024 GOP race is *already* happening

October 28, 2020 at 22:30

(CNN) We won't know whether or not President Donald Trump will win a second term for (at least) six more days. But ambitious Republicans aren't waiting around to see if Trump can pull off a major upset. They're out campaigning for candidates in what is righ...

US fighter jet intercepts aircraft near Trump rally, deploying signal flares

October 28, 2020 at 22:24

(CNN) An aircraft entered restricted air space over President Donald Trump's rally in Bullhead City, Arizona on Wednesday, leading to a fighter jet being scrambled to intercept it. "On October 28 at approximately 1400 MDT, North American Aerospace Defense C...

Supreme Court won't expedite latest GOP challenge to Pennsylvania mail-in ballot rules

October 28, 2020 at 21:56

(CNN) The US Supreme Court is leaving in place for now a Pennsylvania state Supreme Court decision that allowed the counting of ballots received up to three days after the election, even if there is no legible postmark. The justices on Wednesday denied a re...

Virginia governor praises judge's ruling on removing Robert E. Lee statue

October 28, 2020 at 21:44

Washington (CNN) Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam on Wednesday praised a ruling this week that affirmed his power to remove the statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee on Richmond's Monument Avenue, saying the decision brings the city "into the 21st century." "...

More than a third of registered voters have already voted

October 28, 2020 at 21:34

(CNN) More than a third of registered voters -- 74 million Americans -- have already voted with six days left until Election Day, an unprecedented shift driven by the coronavirus pandemic and interest in the presidential race. As of Wednesday afternoon, abo...

Vermont secretary of state formally asks Kavanaugh to correct opinion

October 28, 2020 at 21:30

(CNN) Vermont's secretary of state formally asked Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh to correct an opinion he wrote Monday that mistakenly said Vermont had made no changes to its election rules due to the Covid-19 pandemic. In a Monday night order reject...

Fact check: No, the media didn't suddenly change its reporting on coronavirus immunity after Trump got infected

October 28, 2020 at 20:45

Washington (CNN) President Donald Trump has been telling a conspiratorial story about the media and the coronavirus. The story goes like this: The media had always said that people who survived a Covid-19 infection would be immune from the virus for life. B...

Read Miles Taylor's statement on being the 'Anonymous' op-ed writer

October 28, 2020 at 20:07

(CNN) Miles Taylor, the former chief of staff at the Department of Homeland Security, has come forward as the anonymous senior Trump administration official who wrote a 2018 New York Times op-ed and a subsequent book critical of President Donald Trump. Read...

Biden draws contrast with Trump on coronavirus as pandemic worsens in campaign's final days

October 28, 2020 at 20:00

(CNN) Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden sought Wednesday to make the differences in how he and President Donald Trump have approached the coronavirus pandemic a part of his closing message, sitting for a briefing with health experts and addressing t...

CNN Poll: Biden continues to hold nationwide advantage in final days of 2020 race

October 28, 2020 at 20:00

Among likely voters, 54% back Biden and 42% Trump. Voters of color support the Democrat by a nearly 50-point margin, 71% to 24%, while White voters split 50% for Trump to 48% for Biden. Those near-even numbers among men and among White voters mask significa...

Author of 2018 'Anonymous' op-ed critical of Trump revealed

October 28, 2020 at 19:53

Washington (CNN) The anonymous senior Trump administration official who wrote a 2018 New York Times op-ed and a subsequent book critical of President Donald Trump is Miles Taylor, he revealed in a statement to CNN on Wednesday. Taylor, who was chief of staf...

Task force warns of 'unrelenting, broad community spread' in the Midwest and West

October 28, 2020 at 19:43

(CNN) The White House coronavirus task force's weekly state reports released to states on Tuesday and obtained by CNN show maps of critically, startlingly high numbers of new cases in the center of the United States, with some relief on the East and West Co...