FBI opens a new investigation into China 'every 10 hours,' bureau director says

April 15, 2021 at 03:31

(CNN) The FBI has more than 2,000 investigations that tie back to the Chinese government and is opening a new one "every 10 hours," the bureau's director told the US Senate Intelligence Committee on Wednesday. In his testimony, FBI Director Christopher Wray...

US is expected to sanction Russia and expel Russian officials in response to hacks and election interference

April 15, 2021 at 01:54

Washington (CNN) The Biden administration is expected to announce sanctions as soon as Thursday targeting Russian individuals and entities, in addition to the expulsion of as many as a dozen Russian diplomats from the US in response to the hack of SolarWind...

READ: Biden's remarks announcing Afghanistan troop withdrawal

April 15, 2021 at 01:25

We went to Afghanistan in 2001 to root out al Qaeda, to prevent future terrorist attacks against the United States planned from Afghanistan. We delivered justice to bin Laden a decade ago, and we've stayed in Afghanistan for a decade since. Since then, our...

Sanders says he disagrees with Tlaib's call for 'no more policing'

April 15, 2021 at 01:11

Washington (CNN) Independent Sen. Bernie Sanders said Wednesday evening that he disagreed with Michigan Rep. Rashida Tlaib, a fellow progressive, after she called for "no more policing, incarceration, and militarization" in the wake of Daunte Wright's fatal...

Liz Cheney says she won't support Trump if he runs in 2024

April 15, 2021 at 00:03

Washington (CNN) Wyoming Rep. Liz Cheney, the No. 3 House Republican, said Wednesday she would not support Donald Trump if he decided to launch another White House bid in 2024. "I would not," Cheney told Fox News' Neil Cavuto when asked if she would support...

Effort to include Republicans on infrastructure plan falling flat on Capitol Hill

April 14, 2021 at 23:44

"Here is where the disconnect that I am concerned about is: We are going (to the White House), we are negotiating, the President is being very sincere, but in the end, we get rolled because there is a partisan process. Republicans have made it clear they ar...

Fulton County passes resolution that would explore legal challenges to Georgia voting law

April 14, 2021 at 23:27

(CNN) Fulton County officials on Wednesday passed a resolution that will allow Georgia's most populous county to explore legal challenges to the state's controversial voting law that was rushed into law last month. The resolution directs the Fulton County a...

US Capitol rioter who tried to flee to Switzerland is jailed pre-trial

April 14, 2021 at 21:57

Washington (CNN) A geophysicist who allegedly beat police officers who were trying to help injured rioters during the US Capitol siege will be jailed before trial, a federal judge ruled Wednesday, citing the man's ham-handed attempt to flee to Switzerland a...

White House expected to name Erika Moritsugu as Asian American and Pacific Islander liaison

April 14, 2021 at 21:51

(CNN) The White House is expected to name Erika Moritsugu to an Asian American and Pacific Islander liaison position, a source familiar with the decision said Wedesday. Moritsugu was a vice president at the National Partnership for Women & Families and...

Federal judge rules private land on border can be seized for the wall, despite Biden's construction halt

April 14, 2021 at 21:42

(CNN) The federal government can take "immediate possession" of a Texas family's land along the US-Mexico border after a years-long court battle, a federal judge has ruled -- a move at odds with President Joe Biden's pledge to halt wall construction. Tuesda...

How Biden went his own way on Afghanistan withdrawal

April 14, 2021 at 21:42

It's never proved effective, not when we had 98,000 troops in Afghanistan, and not when we were down to a few thousand. Our diplomacy does not hinge on having boots in harm's way, US boots on the ground. "American troops shouldn't be used as a bargaining ch...

Arkansas bills that restrict voting access head to governor's desk

April 14, 2021 at 21:12

(CNN) The Republican-controlled Arkansas legislature this week passed a handful of bills that would add restrictions to the voting process in the state, sending them to the governor's desk. One of the more controversial bills, dubbed the "no water bottles f...

Sotomayor: 'This is the scariest of times, and the most exciting times'

April 14, 2021 at 20:47

(CNN) Justice Sonia Sotomayor emerged from pandemic-inspired unofficial quarantine on Wednesday to talk about turbulent times in the country. "This is the scariest of times, and the most exciting times," she said. The liberal justice appeared with her conse...

Biden's agenda hinges on new Senate push for bipartisan deals amid distrust between the parties

April 14, 2021 at 20:40

"This month is our opportunity to show that we can actually legislate in a bipartisan way," said Sen. Chris Coons, a Democrat who occupies Biden's old US Senate seat in Delaware. On some major issues, such as voting rights , there are no serious bipartisan...

Afghanistan: Why the US is there, why it's leaving, what will happen when it's gone

April 14, 2021 at 19:59

(CNN) President Joe Biden's promise to remove US troops from Afghanistan by September 11 is his effort -- each of the last four presidents has had one -- to end America's longest war. The Soviets occupied Afghanistan during the 1980s and ultimately withdrew...

'He's not a team player': Republicans steer clear of Gaetz amid DOJ investigation

April 14, 2021 at 19:51

(CNN) House Republicans are doing their best to steer clear of embattled Rep. Matt Gaetz amid an FBI investigation into whether he broke sex trafficking laws and had sex with a 17-year-old girl. The Republican efforts to keep their distance from Gaetz also...

Obama praises Biden's 'bold leadership' on Afghanistan withdrawal

April 14, 2021 at 19:11

Washington (CNN) Former President Barack Obama on Wednesday praised President Joe Biden's "bold leadership" for his decision to withdraw all US troops from Afghanistan by September 11, saying that "it is time to recognize that we have accomplished all that...

The Point: A number on Covid-19 vaccinations that will leave you shaking your head in wonder

April 14, 2021 at 17:55

(CNN) There's one way to end the Covid-19 pandemic that has gripped the country (and the world) for the last year-plus: Get vaccinated against it! It's that last group I want to focus on -- especially because Monmouth broke out the "nevers" by party. And he...

Prosecutors won't pursue charges in shooting death of Ashli Babbitt during Capitol riot

April 14, 2021 at 17:50

(CNN) Federal prosecutors in Washington, DC, will not pursue criminal charges against the US Capitol Police officer involved in the shooting death of Ashli Babbitt during the riot at the Capitol on January 6, the Justice Department said Wednesday. The Justi...

Part of fencing perimeter comes down around White House

April 14, 2021 at 17:26

(CNN) Part of the fencing perimeter that has been around the White House complex since President Donald Trump was in office was removed on Wednesday morning. CNN observed crews taking down metal fencing that had been around the perimeter of the White House...