How to get free at-home Covid-19 tests from the government

January 19, 2022 at 18:14

(CNN) Americans can now sign up to get free home Covid-19 tests from the federal government. The White House is ordering 1 billion tests for distribution. Have you tried to get a free home test from the federal site? Here's what you need to know about getti...

Biden leaves Democrats hanging as midterms burst into full swing

January 19, 2022 at 17:00

Senior Democrats, including some White House aides, describe a West Wing lacking both a political strategy and the discipline to execute one. White House aides downplayed these complaints. Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota and Debbie Stabenow of Michigan ripped in...

Senior citizens are fuming that Medicare won't pay for Covid-19 tests at retailers

January 19, 2022 at 14:58

(CNN) Peggy Matthews-Forney cannot believe that, unlike private insurers, Medicare is not reimbursing senior citizens for the home Covid-19 tests they buy at retailers. Peggy Matthews-Forney, 70, feels Medicare should pay for home Covid-19 tests since senio...

Website to order free Covid-19 tests is up and running

January 19, 2022 at 04:53

(CNN) The federal government has quietly launched its website to sign up for free Covid-19 tests , allowing people to order a maximum of four tests shipped directly to their household. White House press secretary Jen Psaki confirmed Tuesday that the governm...

Here's how you can get free home Covid-19 tests

January 16, 2022 at 13:49

(CNN) Starting Saturday, many Americans can get home Covid-19 tests at no cost through their private insurance. It will also distribute free home tests , which will be available to order starting next Wednesday. Tell us about it hereHere's what you need to...

Takeaways from the landmark sedition indictment against the Oath Keepers and why DOJ acted now

January 14, 2022 at 13:49

The case revolves around the Oath Keepers, a far-right extremist group, and its leader Stewart Rhodes . Many of the defendants were already facing charges for storming the US Capitol building and deny wrongdoing. Sedition is difficult to prove in court, and...

January 6 panel targets social media companies with subpoenas after 'inadequate responses' to voluntary request

January 13, 2022 at 21:12

(CNN) The House Select Committee investigating the January 6 riot has issued four subpoenas to giant social media conglomerates after the panel said the companies provided "inadequate responses" to its initial request for documents and information over the...

More than 400,000 student loan borrowers will get debt relief from Navient

January 13, 2022 at 19:50

Washington (CNN) More than 400,000 student loan borrowers will get some debt relief from Navient, according to a $1.85 billion settlement agreement announced Thursday. The deal will settle litigation brought by several state attorneys general that claimed t...

Supreme Court blocks nationwide vaccine and testing mandate for large businesses, allows health care vaccine mandate to take effect

January 13, 2022 at 19:34

(CNN) The Supreme Court blocked President Joe Biden's vaccine or testing requirement aimed at large businesses, but it allowed a vaccine mandate for certain health care workers to go into effect nationwide. The ruling blocking the rule for large businesses...

Oath Keepers leader and 10 others charged with 'seditious conspiracy' related to US Capitol attack

January 13, 2022 at 19:08

(CNN) The Justice Department has charged 11 defendants with seditious conspiracy related to the Capitol attack on January 6, 2021, including the leader of the Oath Keepers, Stewart Rhodes. The new indictment, handed down by a grand jury on Wednesday and mad...

Several rockets hit Baghdad's fortified Green Zone, including US embassy, and wound two civilians

January 13, 2022 at 18:52

(CNN) A woman and a child were wounded when several rockets hit Baghdad's fortified Green Zone, including the US embassy, on Thursday, the embassy and Iraqi military said in statements. "The U.S. Embassy compound was attacked this evening by terrorist group...

Kyrsten Sinema not backing down on the filibuster in a blow to Democrats' voting rights fight

January 13, 2022 at 18:29

(CNN) Democratic Sen. Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona reiterated from the Senate floor Thursday that she is not backing off her position to uphold the filibuster, less than an hour before President Joe Biden arrived on Capitol Hill to pitch Democrats on eradicati...

GOP congressman apologizes for comparing DC vaccine protocols to Nazi Germany

January 13, 2022 at 17:33

(CNN) Ohio Republican Rep. Warren Davidson apologized on Thursday for comparing Washington, DC's Covid-19 safety protocols to Nazi Germany. "Bad things happen when governments dehumanize people," said Davidson in a tweet . "Sometimes, there is a next step—t...

January 6 committee meets with former NYC police commissioner Bernard Kerik

January 13, 2022 at 17:29

(CNN) Bernard Kerik, the former New York City police commissioner, is meeting with the House select committee investigating the January 6 Capitol Hill insurrection. Rep. Bennie Thompson, a Mississippi Democrat and the panel's chairman, said the interview be...

RNC plans to change rules to require candidates pledge not to participate in general election debates sponsored by the Commission on Presidential Debates

January 13, 2022 at 17:13

(CNN) The Republican National Committee said Thursday in a letter to the Commission on Presidential Debates that it is prepared to "prohibit future Republican nominees from participating in CPD-sponsored debates" unless the commission makes a number of sign...

Energy Department will recruit 1,000 additional staffers for new corps to tackle the climate crisis

January 13, 2022 at 17:07

(CNN) The US Energy Department is launching a Clean Energy Corps to help implement the recent bipartisan infrastructure law and develop clean-energy solutions to the climate crisis, the agency announced Thursday. The Clean Energy Corps -- which will compris...

Senate passes bill to posthumously award Emmett Till and his mother with Congressional Gold Medal

January 13, 2022 at 16:30

(CNN) The Senate on Tuesday passed a bipartisan bill to award the Congressional Gold Medal posthumously to Emmett Till, a teenager savagely killed in 1955 by White supremacists in Mississippi, and his mother, Mamie Till-Mobley, who decided to have an open-c...

Russia issues stark warning as key meetings on Ukraine crisis end with no breakthrough

January 13, 2022 at 15:02

(CNN) The last of three meetings aimed at ratcheting down tensions with Moscow over its potential invasion of Ukraine ended without a clear breakthrough, leaving prospects for future diplomacy and de-escalation in doubt as Russian officials warned they coul...

US Army offers up to $50K bonus to new recruits

January 13, 2022 at 14:22

(CNN) The US Army is offering a bonus up to $50,000, the largest amount ever, to some new recruits who enlist for six years in an effort to increase its ranks amid the coronavirus pandemic. "This is an opportunity to entice folks to consider the Army," Brig...

David McCormick announces bid for US Senate in Pennsylvania

January 13, 2022 at 13:19

(CNN) David McCormick, a Republican hedge fund executive, is running for the US Senate in Pennsylvania, he formally announced Thursday morning. As part of the rollout, the McCormick campaign released a TV ad featuring the 56-year-old speaking directly to th...