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CNN Politics
Apr 25, 2019

Trump says there was an attempted 'coup' on his administration: 'It's far bigger than Watergate'
President Donald Trump called 2016 texts between former FBI officials evidence of an attempted "coup" after a news report showed they were discussing people inside the Trump administration who they could "develop for potential relationships."

CNN Politics
Apr 25, 2019

Rosenstein unloads on critics, defends handling of Russia investigation
Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein defended his handling of the Russia investigation Thursday evening, recalling how he had promised to "do it right" during his Senate confirmation hearing and "take it to the appropriate conclusion," while taking pointed swipes at what he called "mercenary critics," politicians and the news media.

CNN Politics
Apr 25, 2019

Warren and Sanders pounce as Biden enters the race
Joe Biden is in -- and the knives are out.

CNN Politics
Apr 25, 2019

Trump's acting defense secretary called F-35 fighter jet program 'f----d up'
Acting Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan told investigators from the Pentagon's Office of the Inspector General that he called the F-35 fighter jet program "f----d up," but made clear that he wasn't referring to the aircraft itself, which he said was "awesome," according to a Department of Defense report released Thursday.

CNN Politics
Apr 25, 2019

Federal judge blocks Trump administration's Title X abortion 'gag rule'
A federal judge in Washington state on Thursday granted a nationwide preliminary injunction blocking the Trump administration's abortion clinic referral restriction, according to a news release by state Attorney General Bob Ferguson.

CNN Politics
Apr 25, 2019

Connolly threatens to jail Trump officials who won't comply with subpoenas
Democratic Rep. Gerry Connolly on Thursday threatened jail time for White House officials who are declining to comply with congressional committees' efforts to conduct oversight of President Donald Trump's administration.

CNN Politics
Apr 25, 2019

DHS request for more troops at the border is sent to the Pentagon
The new Department of Homeland Security Request for Assistance for additional US troops and other logistical support on the southern border has been sent to the Pentagon but has yet to be signed by acting Secretary of Defense Pat Shanahan, according to two US defense officials.

CNN Politics
Apr 25, 2019

Trump admin aiming for major nuclear deal with Russia and China
President Donald Trump has his eyes on a new foreign policy prize: a grand nuclear deal with Russia and China, that he sees as a potential signature foreign policy achievement. However, some arms control experts are concerned the effort could backfire.

CNN Politics
Apr 25, 2019

Fact check: White House vs. the Mueller report, one week out
One week after the redacted Mueller report's release, here's a look at claims the administration has made over the report and how they measure up to what the report actually says.

CNN Politics
Apr 25, 2019

Joe Biden's very odd endorsement strategy
In the hours after Joe Biden made his 2020 presidential bid official Thursday morning, a steady stream of current and former elected officials announced they were endorsing his campaign.

CNN Politics
Apr 25, 2019

Administration sets up plan to identify thousands of separated families
The Trump administration and the plaintiffs in an ongoing family separation class action lawsuit appear to have agreed Thursday on how the government will identify potentially thousands of additional immigrant families US authorities separated at the southern border, setting up a new phase in the case.

CNN Politics
Apr 25, 2019

Bernie Sanders' appeal to women of color falls flat with She the People questioner
A day after Sen. Bernie Sanders' response to a question about the rise of white nationalist violence set off a chorus of groans in Houston, the woman who posed it told CNN she too was disappointed by his answer.

CNN Politics
Apr 25, 2019

GOP senator has no concerns about obstruction allegations against Trump: 'It's time to move on'
A Senate Republican ally of President Donald Trump said Thursday that he has no concerns about the President's alleged efforts to obstruct the investigation led by special counsel Robert Mueller, saying "it's time to move on" from the two-year-old probe.

CNN Politics
Apr 25, 2019

How the case against Maria Butina began to crumble
Maria Butina's case was a headline-grabber from the start. But prosecutors have recanted some allegations and already dropped one charge against her as part of a plea deal.

CNN Politics
Apr 25, 2019

Biden is Trump's most anticipated -- and feared -- rival
He's the Democratic candidate President Donald Trump has long worried would emerge as his general election rival. Now, with the entry of former Vice President Joe Biden into a crowded primary field, a race that once seemed to Trump like abstract chatter has sharpened into a concrete proving ground that will challenge his hold on the nation's political spotlight.

CNN Politics
Apr 25, 2019

Federal court strikes down several redistricting plans for Michigan
A panel of federal judges in Michigan on Thursday struck down 27 congressional and state districts as unconstitutional partisan gerrymander, in a challenge brought by the League of Women Voters of Michigan and several individual voters.

CNN Politics
Apr 25, 2019

READ: House letter to acting DHS secretary on departures
Democratic Reps. Elijah Cummings of Maryland, Jerry Nadler of New York and Bennie Thompson of Mississippi, the heads of the Oversight, Judiciary and Homeland Security committees, respectively, wrote acting Homeland Security Secretary Kevin McAleenan on Thursday requesting all communications related to the departures of Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, her deputy Claire Grady, Secret Service Director Randolph "Tex" Alles, acting Immigration and Customs Enforcement chief Ronald Vitiello and the possibility of others leaving.

CNN Politics
Apr 25, 2019

House Democrats seek information on Homeland Security departures, Stephen Miller
Three powerful Democratic congressmen are seeking more information about the recent departures of multiple senior Department of Homeland Security officials, including Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, as President Donald Trump threatened to shut down parts of the US-Mexico border.

CNN Politics
Apr 25, 2019

Trump administration prepares to remove transgender protections
HHS will soon introduce proposed regulations that could allow health care providers, hospitals and insurers to discriminate against transgender patients.

CNN Politics
Apr 25, 2019

Coons says Biden's record should matter more than his identity
After Joe Biden announced his 2020 presidential candidacy on Thursday morning, Delaware Democratic Sen. Chris Coons was one of the first members of Congress to offer his endorsement.

CNN Politics
Apr 25, 2019

Federal judge says Coast Guard officer accused of terror attack plot will be released from detention
A federal judge in Maryland said Thursday that Christopher Hasson, a Coast Guard lieutenant accused of plotting a domestic terror attack, will be released from detention.

CNN Politics
Apr 25, 2019

Joe Biden and Anita Hill have spoken, Biden campaign official says
Democratic presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden has spoken with Anita Hill, an aide to his campaign told CNN's Brianna Keilar Thursday.

CNN Politics
Apr 25, 2019

Joe Biden takes Trump head-on over Charlottesville in announcement video
The first words Joe Biden spoke as he announced his presidential campaign on Thursday were "Charlottesville, Virginia."

CNN Politics
Apr 25, 2019

Analysis: Pete Buttigieg, a gay Christian, is driving the religious right nuts
The only Democrat talking at length about his faith in the 2020 primary also happens to be the only gay candidate in the race. And he's one of the few from a red state.

CNN Politics
Apr 25, 2019

Florida House passes bill that would require ex-felons pay all fees before exercising voting rights
The Republican-controlled Florida House passed a bill Wednesday that would restore voting rights for ex-felons on the condition that they first pay all fees, fines and court fees before they can head to the polls.

CNN Politics
Apr 25, 2019

North Korea presented US with $2 million bill for care of Otto Warmbier
The North Korean government presented the United States with a bill for $2 million for the hospital care of Otto Warmbier, the American college student who was held as a prisoner by Pyongyang, and insisted the US sign a pledge to pay the bill before releasing him from their custody in 2017, according to a source familiar with the matter.

CNN Politics
Apr 25, 2019

After a late entry, Joe Biden scrambles for presidential campaign money with high-dollar fundraisers
Joe Biden is kicking off his presidential bid with a fundraiser in Philadelphia on Thursday night that includes some of the biggest names in Pennsylvania state politics. Next month, he'll attend a Los Angeles fundraiser at the home of celebrity designer Michael Smith. And a fundraiser is in the planning stages in South Carolina, home to the first-in-the-South primary.

CNN Politics
Apr 25, 2019

Top Christie aide gets 13 months for 'Bridgegate,' calls ex-gov a 'bully'
A former top aide to Chris Christie was sentenced Wednesday to 13 months in prison for her involvement in the infamous "Bridgegate" scandal that left a mark on the career of the former New Jersey governor, whom the aide described as a "bully."

CNN Politics
Apr 25, 2019

The Point: Donald Trump sent 3 tweets on the Mueller probe this morning. He got (at least) 6 facts wrong.
President Donald Trump has been, even by his own lofty standards, on a bit of a Twitter bender over the last week or so -- simultaneously rejoicing in the fact that he was not charged in the Mueller report and angry at all of his critics for their unwillingness to drop the so-called "witch hunt."

CNN Politics
Apr 25, 2019

Donald Trump sent 3 tweets on the Mueller probe this morning. He got (at least) 6 facts wrong.
President Donald Trump has been, even by his own lofty standards, on a bit of a Twitter bender over the last week or so -- simultaneously rejoicing in the fact that he was not charged in the Mueller report and angry at all of his critics for their unwillingness to drop the so-called "witch hunt."

CNN Politics
Apr 25, 2019

Here's why 8 Democratic presidential hopefuls think women of color should vote for them
Democratic presidential hopefuls flocked to Houston on Wednesday to speak at She the People, a presidential forum for women of color "about us, for us and by us."

CNN Politics
Apr 25, 2019

Obama's not endorsing, but he didn't talk Biden out of running in 2020
There may be no endorsement, but this time, Barack Obama didn't try to talk Joe Biden out of running for president.

CNN Politics
Apr 25, 2019

Analysis: Joe Biden's biggest immediate weakness might surprise you
Joe Biden is (finally) running for president. And while he is a clear top-tier candidate, he's got issues to deal with from his age (he's 76) to his centrist approach to policy. But it's possible that none of those things are the biggest immediate problem facing the early days of his campaign.

CNN Politics
Apr 25, 2019

Home state allies, moderates in Congress quickly endorse Joe Biden's bid
Joe Biden quickly picked up a string of endorsements from Democratic lawmakers Thursday after he formally launched his 2020 presidential campaign, with home state allies as well as moderates expressing enthusiasm in a carefully orchestrated rollout timed to the former vice president's entry into a crowded 2020 field.

CNN Politics
Apr 25, 2019

Feds search locations tied to Baltimore's mayor in connection with book scandal
The FBI and criminal investigators from the Internal Revenue Service on Thursday executed court-authorized search warrants at the home of Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh and Baltimore City Hall, FBI spokesman Dave Fitz said.

CNN Politics
Apr 25, 2019

Feds search locations tied to Baltimore's mayor amid book scandal
The FBI and criminal investigators from the Internal Revenue Service on Thursday executed court-authorized search warrants at the home of Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh and Baltimore City Hall, FBI spokesman Dave Fitz said.

CNN Politics
Apr 25, 2019

Trump transition staffer explains why Mueller report convinced him to favor impeachment
A former Trump transition team staffer is calling for impeachment of President Donald Trump after reading special counsel Robert Mueller's report, arguing there is "more than enough here to get that started."

CNN Politics
Apr 25, 2019

Pentagon clears acting defense secretary of favoring Boeing
The Department of Defense's Inspector General announced Thursday that it has cleared acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan of allegations he violated ethics agreements by promoting the interests of his former employer, Boeing.

CNN Politics
Apr 25, 2019

Wall Street Journal: Trump Fed pick Stephen Moore says he will remove himself from consideration if he becomes a political 'liability'
President Donald Trump's Federal Reserve pick Stephen Moore, facing criticism over his past writing about women and gender equality, said he would back out of the process if his previous activities make him a "liability" for Republicans running for re-election in 2020, the Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday.

CNN Politics
Apr 25, 2019

Jeff Sessions on Mueller report: 'Time to accept the results' and move on
Former Attorney General Jeff Sessions said Wednesday that the Justice Department's handling of the special counsel's Russia investigation "deserves respect" and that it's time for the country to move on.

CNN Politics
Apr 25, 2019

Report: US-led coalition killed 1,600 civilians in Raqqa in 2017
A newly released report charges that the US-led coalition killed more than 1,600 civilians in Raqqa over the course of several months in 2017 during its campaign to eradicate ISIS from the Syrian city.

CNN Politics
Apr 25, 2019

READ: White House letter that says Stephen Miller won't testify before Congress on immigration


CNN Politics
Apr 25, 2019

How victims of mass shootings may be able to go after gun manufacturers
A 2005 federal law protects many gun manufacturers from wrongful death lawsuits brought by grieving family members, but families of victims of the elementary school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut, are trying something novel that could have lasting national effects.

CNN Politics
Apr 25, 2019

FBI executing search warrant at Baltimore mayor's home, city hall
The FBI and criminal investigators from the Internal Revenue Service on Thursday executed court-authorized search warrants at the home of Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh and Baltimore City Hall, FBI spokesman Dave Fitz said.

CNN Politics
Apr 25, 2019

Joe Biden announces he is running for president in 2020
After months of deliberation, former Vice President Joe Biden on Thursday announced his decision to run for president for a third time, answering one of the biggest outstanding questions about the makeup of the 2020 race.

CNN Politics
Apr 25, 2019

Analysis: The case for and against Joe Biden's 2020 chances
Former Vice President Joe Biden officially jumped into the 2020 presidential race on Thursday -- and his candidacy is perhaps the most analytically perplexing of any of the Democrats. He's probably got the best chance of any Democrat running to win the nomination, but the other candidates combined have a significantly better shot than he does.

CNN Politics
Apr 25, 2019

Joe Biden will confront a new political era as he launches his campaign
Joe Biden's mission in the presidential bid he will launch on Thursday is to prove he's not a man out of step with the times.

CNN Politics
Apr 24, 2019

White House says Stephen Miller won't testify on immigration to House Oversight
The White House has informed the House Oversight Committee that Stephen Miller will not testify before the panel about his role in President Donald Trump's controversial immigration policies, according to a letter obtained by CNN.

CNN Politics
Apr 24, 2019

State senator receives about 1,700 decks of cards after saying nurses 'play cards' at work
A UPS Store says they have received 667 packages of playing cards addressed to a Washington state senator who said nurses "probably play cards for a considerable amount of the day," according to CNN affiliate KOMO News.

CNN Politics
Apr 24, 2019

Gwyneth Paltrow and Bradley Whitford will host a fundraiser for Buttigieg
Actors Gwyneth Paltrow and Bradley Whitford will host a fundraiser for Pete Buttigieg on May 9 in Los Angeles, according to a Democrat with knowledge of the event.

CNN Politics
Apr 24, 2019

Tax overhaul means some Gold Star families paying much higher taxes on survivor benefits
President Donald Trump's tax overhaul is forcing some military families to pay thousands of dollars more in taxes on their survivor benefits, according to a non-profit organization that helps those families.

CNN Politics
Apr 24, 2019

Kamala Harris chooses women of color to drive her campaign
On stage and in front of the cameras, Sen. Kamala Harris is a rare sight, as a woman of color running for President.

CNN Politics
Apr 24, 2019

Buttigieg pokes at Sanders: 'I have a hard time seeing the coalition ultimately coming together'
Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg doesn't anticipate that fellow candidate and 2016 alum Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont will garner the necessary coalition of Democratic voters to win in 2020, in an interview with The New York Times.

CNN Politics
Apr 24, 2019

Analysis: What's Joe Biden's second act?
Sometime tomorrow, Joe Biden will announce -- via online video -- that he's running for president. The former vice president will follow that announcement with an event in Pittsburgh on Monday and then trips to the early primary and caucus states of Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina.

CNN Politics
Apr 24, 2019

What's Joe Biden's second act?
Sometime tomorrow, Joe Biden will announce -- via online video -- that he's running for president. The former vice president will follow that announcement with an event in Pittsburgh on Monday and then trips to the early primary and caucus states of Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina.

CNN Politics
Apr 24, 2019

Here's Kushner's immigration plan as it stands
White House adviser Jared Kushner's proposal to reform the US legal immigration system will be broken into two parts: one focused on border security and the other on legal immigration, according to a senior administration official.

CNN Politics
Apr 24, 2019

Elizabeth Warren rolls out plan to reward hospitals that make childbirth safer for African-American women
Sen. Elizabeth Warren wants to drive down the maternal mortality rate among African-American women -- and she has a plan to get it done.

CNN Politics
Apr 24, 2019

Kudlow reaffirms White House support for Fed pick Stephen Moore
President Donald Trump's top economic adviser reaffirmed the administration's support for Stephen Moore as his vetting for a seat on the Federal Reserve Board of Governors continues.

CNN Politics
Apr 24, 2019

Hillary Clinton: Congress must be 'deliberate, fair and fearless' in addressing Mueller report
Former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton urged Congress to thoroughly and fairly follow up on the Mueller report -- while simultaneously advancing non-Mueller-related legislation central to Democrats' platform -- in a Washington Post op-ed published Wednesday.

CNN Politics
Apr 24, 2019

Weld: 'If Donald Trump is an American patriot, he should resign'
Republican presidential candidate Bill Weld called on President Donald Trump to resign Wednesday, writing in an op-ed that the country would be "better served with a President Mike Pence."

CNN Politics
Apr 24, 2019

Group sues Federal Election Commission over allegation NRA broke campaign-finance law
A gun-safety group is suing the Federal Election Commission for failing to act on its complaints claiming a pattern of the National Rifle Association improperly coordinating its political spending with Donald Trump and other Republican candidates in recent elections.

CNN Politics
Apr 24, 2019

Cory Booker releases 10 years of tax returns
Democratic Sen. Cory Booker of New Jersey released 10 years of tax returns Wednesday, becoming the latest Democratic presidential candidate to take this step as President Donald Trump continues to keep his own finances out of public view.

CNN Politics
Apr 24, 2019

Bernie Sanders in 1970s Senate race called millionaire senators 'immoral'
Bernie Sanders harshly criticized the wealth of US senators during his first campaign for office in 1971, calling it "immoral" that half the members of the Senate were millionaires.

CNN Politics
Apr 24, 2019

Trump digs in against Democrats but there may yet be consequences
It had been more than two years since Michael Caputo, the onetime campaign communications adviser to Donald Trump, had spoken to the man he helped elect president. It was a span that encompassed special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation, a probe with which Caputo had cooperated.

CNN Politics
Apr 24, 2019

Bernie Sanders is the new #1 in our 2020 Democrat rankings
Bernie Sanders has been running for president for the last four-ish years straight. In the wake of his closer-than-expected primary loss to Hillary Clinton in 2016, Sanders kept his massive grassroots organization active and made sure anyone and everyone knew that he wasn't done with this whole "national politics" thing.

CNN Politics
Apr 24, 2019

Analysis: Bernie Sanders is the new #1 in our 2020 Democrat rankings
Bernie Sanders has been running for president for the last four-ish years straight. In the wake of his closer-than-expected primary loss to Hillary Clinton in 2016, Sanders kept his massive grassroots organization active and made sure anyone and everyone knew that he wasn't done with this whole "national politics" thing.

CNN Politics
Apr 24, 2019

UPS received 667 decks of playing cards for state senator who said nurses 'play cards' at work
A UPS Store says they have received 667 packages of playing cards addressed to a Washington state senator who said nurses "probably play cards for a considerable amount of the day," according to CNN affiliate KOMO News.

CNN Politics
Apr 24, 2019

Nevada governor to donate salary to public education
Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak donated his first check Wednesday to the state's public schools, making good on his campaign promise to donate his salary until public education improves, his office announced.

CNN Politics
Apr 24, 2019

Pete Buttigieg picks up first congressional endorsement
Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg picked up his first endorsement from a member of Congress on Wednesday when Rep. Don Beyer from Virginia announced his support for the South Bend, Indiana, mayor.

CNN Politics
Apr 24, 2019

Biden 2020 candidacy will confront Democratic Party with its past
The Democratic Party of 2020 will face a reckoning with the Democratic Party of 50 years ago with former Vice President Joe Biden set to announce Thursday that he's a candidate for president.

CNN Politics
Apr 24, 2019

Analysis: Bernie Sanders is the new #1 in our 2020 rankings
Bernie Sanders has been running for president for the last four-ish years straight. In the wake of his closer-than-expected primary loss to Hillary Clinton in 2016, Sanders kept his massive grassroots organization active and made sure anyone and everyone knew that he wasn't done with this whole "national politics" thing.

CNN Politics
Apr 24, 2019

Beto O'Rourke: Time to 'rethink' non-violent offenders losing voting rights while incarcerated
Former Texas Rep. Beto O'Rourke joined some of his fellow Democratic presidential candidates on Wednesday by signaling a willingness to "rethink" voting rights for prisoners.

CNN Politics
Apr 24, 2019

Kamala Harris promises to do more for non-violent drug offenders than Obama
Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Kamala Harris said Wednesday that if elected President, she would go further than former President Barack Obama in using her powers to pardon non-violent drug offenders.

CNN Politics
Apr 24, 2019

President Trump talks about the opioid crisis


CNN Politics
Apr 24, 2019

Democrats look to courts as White House stonewalls on subpoenas
Faced with all-out resistance from the White House, Democrats are turning to the courts as they grapple with a dilemma of limited options to enforce their subpoenas.

CNN Politics
Apr 24, 2019

Biden's team was warned about announcing 2020 bid on same day as forum focused on women of color
Former Vice President Joe Biden's team was warned this week that it would be a bad idea to announce his presidential campaign on the same day as a forum focused on women of color.

CNN Politics
Apr 24, 2019

Deutsche Bank begins process of providing Trump financial records to New York's attorney general
Deutsche Bank has begun the process of providing financial records to New York state's attorney general in response to a subpoena for documents related to loans made to President Donald Trump and his business, according to a person familiar with the production.

CNN Politics
Apr 24, 2019

Trump says he agrees with Ocasio-Cortez that the VA isn't broken
President Donald Trump on Wednesday found a rare point of agreement with Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the freshman congresswoman who has become a lightning rod for Republican criticism.

CNN Politics
Apr 24, 2019

Fact check: Was the recent border incident "a diversionary tactic for drug smugglers" as Trump suggested?
During a tweet spree Wednesday morning, President Donald Trump posted about a recent incident at the southern border between US army soldiers and individuals who are believed to be members of the Mexican military.

CNN Politics
Apr 24, 2019

WSJ: Michael Cohen tells Tom Arnold he didn't do crimes he pleaded guilty to
President Donald Trump's former personal attorney told an actor he did not actually do some of the crimes included in his guilty plea, a recording obtained by The Wall Street Journal showed.

CNN Politics
Apr 24, 2019

Trump calls working dogs 'the greatest equipment in the world'
President Donald Trump praised drug-detecting dogs at the US-Mexico border at the Rx Drug Abuse & Heroin Summit Wednesday, calling working canines "the greatest equipment in the world."

CNN Politics
Apr 24, 2019

Former State Department official pleads guilty to accepting gifts from Chinese intelligence
A former State Department employee pleaded guilty Wednesday to trading sensitive information with Chinese intelligence officers in exchange for lavish gifts.

CNN Politics
Apr 24, 2019

The Point: 4 years ago, same-sex couples couldn't get married in Tampa. On Tuesday, the city elected a lesbian mayor.
On Tuesday night, former Tampa Police Chief Jane Castor was elected mayor of Florida's third-largest city. Castor's victory was national news because she's the first lesbian elected mayor in Florida -- and the first in the broader southeast as well.

CNN Politics
Apr 24, 2019

Trump at war with Democrats: 'We're fighting all the subpoenas'
President Donald Trump vowed on Wednesday to fight "all the subpoenas" issued by House Democrats investigating his administration, reinforcing his administration's increasingly combative posture toward congressional oversight.

CNN Politics
Apr 24, 2019

Iran's Zarif slams US officials for seeking clash with Tehran, offers prisoner exchange
Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif said he believes members of the Trump administration and some US allies are seeking a confrontation with Iran.

CNN Politics
Apr 24, 2019

Trump Fed pick Stephen Moore says critics are 'pulling a Kavanaugh against me'
Federal Reserve pick Stephen Moore, facing criticism over his past writing about women and gender equality, is claiming that his opponents are "pulling a Kavanaugh against me."

CNN Politics
Apr 24, 2019

Most Americans want lower health care costs, not 'Medicare for All' or Obamacare repeal
Washington may be obsessed with enacting "Medicare for All" or repealing Obamacare, but Americans have other priorities.

CNN Politics
Apr 24, 2019

Netflix documentary on campaigns of four Democratic women, including Ocasio-Cortez, set to be released in May
Netflix is set to release a new documentary early next month that chronicles the 2018 congressional campaigns of four Democratic women, including prominent freshman Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.

CNN Politics
Apr 24, 2019

Justice Department won't comply with House subpoena over citizenship question on Census
The Justice Department has informed the House Oversight Committee that it will not comply with a subpoena demanding the appearance of an official as part of the Democrats' probe into the addition of a citizenship question on the census, according to a letter obtained by CNN.

CNN Politics
Apr 24, 2019

The Point: The latest GOP Hail Mary is the 'Brett Kavanaugh defense'
Steve Moore's chances of making it onto the Federal Reserve Board aren't looking so hot right now -- amid a previously unreported tax lien and a series of controversial writings about women and sports.

CNN Politics
Apr 24, 2019

READ: Letter from Justice Department on why it won't comply with House subpoena over citizenship question on census
The Justice Department has informed the House Oversight Committee that it will not comply with a subpoena demanding the appearance of an official as part of the Democrats' probe into the addition of a citizenship question on the census, according to a letter obtained by CNN.

CNN Politics
Apr 24, 2019

'Like pulling teeth' to get White House to focus on Russian election interference, official says
Former Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen was urged by acting White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney not to bring up the subject of possible Russian interference in the 2020 election to President Donald Trump, The New York Times reported Wednesday.

CNN Politics
Apr 24, 2019

House Oversight opens investigation into EPA administrator's compliance with ethics law
The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee has opened an investigation into Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Andrew Wheeler's compliance with an ethics law that requires officials to disclose all sources of money earned in an amount greater than $5,000 two years prior to holding an appointed position, according to a letter House Oversight chairman Elijah Cummings sent Wheeler.

CNN Politics
Apr 24, 2019

William Barr decried 'hatchet jobs' on Ken Starr in 1998
William Barr said in a 1998 interview that he was "disturbed" that Attorney General Janet Reno had not defended independent counsel Ken Starr from "spin control," "hatchet jobs" and "ad hominem attacks."

CNN Politics
Apr 24, 2019

The Point: Don't tell Donald Trump about Russia's election interference!
This, from The New York Times, is really something:

CNN Politics
Apr 24, 2019

Federal judge says he'll block abortion clinic referral restriction rule
A federal judge in Oregon announced Tuesday he will issue a preliminary injunction against federal restrictions that prohibit taxpayer-funded family planning clinics from referring patients to abortion providers, according to The Oregonian.

CNN Politics
Apr 24, 2019

Iowa's longest-serving Republican lawmaker switches to Democratic Party over Trump's 'unacceptable behavior'
The Iowa Legislature's longest-serving Republican announced Tuesday that because of President Donald Trump, he will be joining the Democratic Party, calling Trump "a poor example for the nation and particularly for our children."

CNN Politics
Apr 24, 2019

New York Times: Mulvaney urged Nielsen to not bring up future Russian election meddling to Trump
Former Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen was urged by acting White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney not to bring up the subject of possible Russian interference in the 2020 election to President Donald Trump, The New York Times reported Wednesday.

CNN Politics
Apr 24, 2019

UN report: Afghan, US forces contributed to more civilian deaths in Afghanistan than Taliban, ISIS in first three months of 2019
Afghan government, US and international forces have been responsible for more civilian deaths in Afghanistan in the first three months of 2019 than the Taliban and ISIS, according to a United Nations report out Wednesday.

CNN Politics
Apr 24, 2019

Coast Guard officer accused of terror attack plot allegedly searched internet for addresses of Supreme Court justices and best gun to kill African-Americans
Domestic terror suspect Christopher Hasson, who is accused of planning a terror attack on politicians and media figures, also allegedly searched the internet for the home addresses of two Supreme Court justices as well as the best gun to kill African-Americans, according to court documents filed Tuesday.

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