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Sep 19, 2019

Trump's communications with a foreign leader sparked whistleblower complaint
Acting Director of National Intelligence Joseph Maguire has agreed to testify in an open session before the House Intelligence Committee after refusing to comply with Tuesday's deadline to hand over a whistleblower complaint that had been deemed by the intelligence community inspector general to be "credible and urgent."

CNN Politics
Sep 18, 2019

O'Rourke: 'Allowing the NRA to set the terms of the debate no longer works'
Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke on Wednesday reacted to criticism of his proposed mandatory gun-buyback program for assault-style rifles with a defiant call to not let the National Rifle Association "set the terms of the debate."

CNN Politics
Sep 18, 2019

California Gov. Gavin Newsom: Trump administration 'threatening' private business
California Gov. Gavin Newsom slammed the Trump administration and Republicans for their "complete silence on state's rights, but also free enterprise" in light of President Donald Trump's decision to curtail state-set emissions standards.

CNN Politics
Sep 18, 2019

Interior Department to transfer 560 acres of federal land to Army for border wall construction
The Interior Department announced Wednesday that it will soon transfer 560 acres along the US-Mexico border to the Army to allow for border wall construction.

CNN Politics
Sep 18, 2019

Washington Post: Trump's communications with foreign leader are part of whistleblower complaint
Acting Director of National Intelligence Joseph Maguire has agreed to testify in an open session before the House Intelligence Committee after refusing to comply with Tuesday's deadline to hand over a whistleblower complaint that had been deemed by the intelligence community inspector general to be "credible and urgent."

CNN Politics
Sep 18, 2019

DeVos to visit school that refuses to accommodate trans students
Education Secretary Betsy DeVos will attend a roundtable on Thursday at a Pennsylvania Catholic school that subscribes to an anti-trans student policy.

CNN Politics
Sep 18, 2019

White House to withdraw Trump's nominee to head FEMA
The White House plans to withdraw the nomination of Jeff Byard, President Donald Trump's pick to lead the Federal Emergency Management Agency, seven months after he was nominated to the position, a senior administration official and congressional source tell CNN.

CNN Politics
Sep 18, 2019

Rep. Joe Kennedy to announce primary challenge to Sen. Ed Markey
Democratic Rep. Joe Kennedy of Massachusetts, the heir to his family's political dynasty, will announce a run for Senate on Saturday morning at the East Boston Social Center, challenging Democratic Sen. Ed Markey, who has served in Congress for more than 40 years, according to a source familiar.

CNN Politics
Sep 18, 2019

Bolton offers scathing criticism of Trump at closed-door event, attendee says
Former national security adviser John Bolton didn't offer any praise of President Donald Trump in remarks at a private event Wednesday, but instead took aim at his former boss' policies on the world stage, according to an attendee.

CNN Politics
Sep 18, 2019

Bernie Sanders' campaign confirms another early-voting state staff shake-up
Sen. Bernie Sanders' campaign on Wednesday confirmed another staff shake-up in an early voting state.

CNN Politics
Sep 18, 2019

The Point: So, are we getting a gun control bill or ...
Anyone who tells you they know whether Congress will bring up -- much less pass -- any new gun control legislation before they leave Washington for the year is lying.

CNN Politics
Sep 18, 2019

Analysis: The racial politics of gun control
When Americans talk about guns, what's arguably most interesting isn't what we say about the devices themselves. It's what we betray about whose voices -- and lives -- matter when it comes to our country's virulent gun culture.

CNN Politics
Sep 18, 2019

Acting spy chief agrees to testify on whistleblower complaint before House intel panel
Acting Director of National Intelligence Joseph Maguire has agreed to testify in an open session before the House Intelligence Committee after refusing to comply with Tuesday's deadline to hand over a whistleblower complaint that had been deemed by the intelligence community inspector general to be "credible and urgent."

CNN Politics
Sep 18, 2019

Lewandowski's messy hearing leaves some Democrats questioning their tactics
Tensions are building within the House Democratic Caucus over the Judiciary Committee's march toward impeachment, with Democrats again at odds over their messaging and strategy during a crucial time facing their majority.

CNN Politics
Sep 18, 2019

Obama says presidents shouldn't watch TV or read social media
Former President Barack Obama on Wednesday offered up his advice for clear decision-making in the Oval Office -- avoid TV and social media, which only "clouds your judgment."

CNN Politics
Sep 18, 2019

Trump raises $15 million despite war with top California officials
President Donald Trump is warring with California's Democratic officials over auto-emission standards and the state's homeless crisis, but here at the center of the resistance to his administration he's scooped up $15 million for his re-election campaign during a two-day swing through the Golden state.

CNN Politics
Sep 18, 2019

Conservative activists pressure McConnell on election security
Conservative activists are calling on Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to support funding to upgrade voting machines across the country that critics argue are out of date and insecure.

CNN Politics
Sep 18, 2019

Proposal to expand background checks floated on Hill but Trump has yet to sign off on it or any other gun plan
Discussions around legislative fixes to mass shootings heated up Wednesday as the attorney general returned to Capitol Hill to meet with lawmakers about proposed gun bills, including a measure that would expand background checks for buyers.

CNN Politics
Sep 18, 2019

Immigration court backlog exceeds 1 million cases, data group says
The immigration court backlog now exceeds 1 million cases, according to Syracuse University's Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse, which tracks immigration court data.

CNN Politics
Sep 18, 2019

Melania Trump set to ring opening bell at NYSE
First lady Melania Trump is scheduled to ring the opening bell at the New York Stock Exchange in New York City on Monday, her spokeswoman Stephanie Grisham confirmed to CNN.

CNN Politics
Sep 18, 2019

Housing and Urban Development official is issued a warning for violating Hatch Act
The US Office of Special Counsel issued a warning to Department of Housing and Urban Development Regional Administrator Lynne Patton for violating the Hatch Act's prohibition of certain political activities by federal employees.

CNN Politics
Sep 18, 2019

New Mexico governor announces free college tuition plan for residents
New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham wants to provide state residents with free tuition to public colleges, a plan that, if passed by the state legislature, would add New Mexico to the growing list of Democratic-led states to offer free higher education.

CNN Politics
Sep 18, 2019

Analysis: Trump wages more war on California
Imposing their will over states might be what all presidents do, but President Donald Trump specifically promised in his inaugural address to take power away from Washington and give it back to the people.

CNN Politics
Sep 18, 2019

Jimmy Carter was asked about run for president. This was his response
Former president Jimmy Carter says he is too old to handle the rigors of being president of the United States.

CNN Politics
Sep 18, 2019

CNN announces details for LGBTQ town hall
Nine Democratic presidential candidates have accepted the Human Rights Campaign Foundation's invitation to participate in a CNN town hall next month focused on lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer issues. HRC is billing the October 10 town hall in Los Angeles, "Power of our Pride," and it coincides with the 31st anniversary of National Coming Out Day on October 11. It will air live on CNN from 7 p.m. ET to 11:30 p.m. ET. HRC says it will be the largest audience for a Democratic presidential town hall devoted to LGBTQ issues.

CNN Politics
Sep 18, 2019

The US Navy just confirmed these UFO videos are the real deal
The US Navy has finally acknowledged footage purported to show UFOs hurtling through the air. And while officials said they don't know what the objects are, they're not indulging any hints either.

CNN Politics
Sep 18, 2019

Fact check: Trump promotes false smear of Rep. Ilhan Omar
President Donald Trump promoted a false smear of Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar on Wednesday.

CNN Politics
Sep 18, 2019

The Point: How the Corey Lewandowski circus makes impeachment even less likely
Impeaching Donald Trump has always been a long shot. But never more so than after the debacle that was the House Judiciary Committee hearing featuring Corey Lewandowski on Tuesday.

CNN Politics
Sep 18, 2019

US veterans and service members targeted by foreign entities online, report finds
US veterans, current service members and their families are being targeted online with malware and by foreign entities and influence campaigns, and the government isn't doing enough to stop it, a new report says.

CNN Politics
Sep 18, 2019

Fact check: From Iran pre-conditions to the weather in North Carolina, Trump made 87 false claims last week
President Donald Trump was relentlessly inaccurate last week -- to the media, to his supporters and to legislators from his own party.

CNN Politics
Sep 18, 2019

AOC endorses progressive primary challenger to House Democratic lawmaker
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York on Tuesday threw her support behind a progressive primary challenger to Rep. Dan Lipinski of Illinois, a lawmaker who is considered to be one of the most conservative House Democrats.

CNN Politics
Sep 18, 2019

The Point: What's behind Bernie Sanders' poll stagnation?
Something has happened to Bernie Sanders over the last few months in the 2020 presidential race. Or, more accurately, not happened.

CNN Politics
Sep 18, 2019

Judge disciplined for promoting Hillary Clinton's immigration plan
The US Office of Special Counsel announced Tuesday an immigration judge has been disciplined for violating the Hatch Act from the bench at a 2016 deportation hearing by promoting then-presidential candidate Hillary Clinton's plan for immigration reform.

CNN Politics
Sep 18, 2019

Trump revokes waiver for California to set higher auto emissions standards
President Donald Trump announced Wednesday he was revoking California's authority to set its own vehicle emission standards, the latest move in the Trump administration's ongoing fight with the Golden State and attempts to chip away at former President Barack Obama's environmental legacy.

CNN Politics
Sep 18, 2019

Here's the one issue Warren says she and Trump agree on
Turns out there's at least one area where Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren and President Donald Trump are in sync -- making hearing aids more affordable.

CNN Politics
Sep 18, 2019

Camerota to Lewandowski: You may want to read this
CNN's Alisyn Camerota presses former Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski on why he ignored President Trump's request to meet with former Attorney General Jeff Sessions.

CNN Politics
Sep 18, 2019

The Point: The very dark truth about Donald Trump revealed in his Cokie Roberts comments
Usually when someone dies, you follow the rule your mom taught you: If you don't have anything nice to say, don't say anything at all.

CNN Politics
Sep 18, 2019

Trump says he's ordering new sanctions on Iran
President Donald Trump said Wednesday he's ordered new sanctions on Iran, the latest escalation in tensions between the two countries following the attack over the weekend on Saudi oil facilities.

CNN Politics
Sep 18, 2019

Trump names new national security adviser
President Donald Trump named Robert O'Brien, the US hostage negotiator, his new national security adviser on Wednesday.

CNN Politics
Sep 18, 2019

The Point: What's new and dangerous in Corey Lewandowski's open embrace of lying
On the cusp of announcing whether he will run for the Senate in 2020, Corey Lewandowski is openly embracing his common practice of lying to the media -- wearing it as a sort of badge of honor as he prepares to court Republican primary voters in New Hampshire.

CNN Politics
Sep 18, 2019

What's new and dangerous in Corey Lewandowski's open embrace of lying
On the cusp of announcing whether he will run for the Senate in 2020, Corey Lewandowski is openly embracing his common practice of lying to the media -- wearing it as a sort of badge of honor as he prepares to court Republican primary voters in New Hampshire.

CNN Politics
Sep 18, 2019

Warren and Trump agree on at least one thing -- hearing aids
Turns out there's at least one area where Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren and President Donald Trump are in sync -- making hearing aids more affordable.

CNN Politics
Sep 18, 2019

Jimmy Carter jokes 'I hope there is an age limit' on presidency
Former President Jimmy Carter said if he were 80 years old he would not be able to handle the responsibilities of being President and joked that he hopes there is an "age limit" on the office.

CNN Politics
Sep 18, 2019

Lewandowski says he has no reason to be held in contempt of Congress
President Donald Trump's former campaign manager Corey Lewandowski said Wednesday that he doesn't think he will be held in contempt of Congress a day after the House Judiciary Committee's chairman threatened to do so following a contentious hearing.

CNN Politics
Sep 18, 2019

Analysis: Democrats whiff again as Lewandowski makes a mockery of oversight
It was meant to be the moment when Democrats started to knit a narrative of presidential malfeasance that many of them hope will trigger impeachment.

CNN Politics
Sep 18, 2019

Top Homeland Security lawyer fired in latest leadership shakeup
The Department of Homeland Security's general counsel, John Mitnick, has been fired, a source familiar with the matter tells CNN, the latest in a series of recent changes at the department.

CNN Politics
Sep 18, 2019

Trump vows to protect foreign real estate investors from America's homeless
Most of Donald Trump's political career has been spent promising to protect American citizens from immigrants, so it was odd to hear him stand up for foreign real estate investors Tuesday as he considers a crackdown on American homelessness.

CNN Politics
Sep 18, 2019

Document reveals how Bureau of Land Management will spread offices across country in reorganization
An internal draft document reviewed by CNN reveals how individual offices within the Bureau of Land Management will be spread out across states and time zones under the agency's proposed reorganization plan, putting federal workers who once worked together in Washington thousands of miles apart.

CNN Politics
Sep 18, 2019

Democrats whiff again as Lewandowski makes a mockery of oversight
It was meant to be the moment when Democrats started to knit a narrative of presidential malfeasance that many of them hope will trigger impeachment.

CNN Politics
Sep 17, 2019

McCabe says he won't take a deal if he's indicted
Andrew McCabe, the former acting FBI director who's been told he may be indicted, told CNN on Tuesday that he would never cut a deal with federal prosecutors to avoid an indictment.

CNN Politics
Sep 17, 2019

Trump rebuts Graham: My response to Iran 'was a sign of strength'
President Donald Trump offered a reserved rebuttal to Sen. Lindsey Graham's assertion that the administration's response to Iran shooting down an American drone earlier this summer was viewed as "weakness," with the President calling his response "a sign of strength."

CNN Politics
Sep 17, 2019

Pentagon ordered to offer options as US rules out 'knee jerk' response to Saudi attack
US defense officials were ordered to plan potential responses to the attack on Saudi Arabia's oil facilities in a Monday meeting with President Donald Trump, but the White House is waiting for the Kingdom's rulers to decide on a response before charting a path forward, administration officials and sources familiar their thinking tell CNN.

CNN Politics
Sep 17, 2019

Acting spy chief refuses to comply with House intel panel subpoena
The Office of the Director of National Intelligence, led by acting director Joseph Maguire, has refused to comply with a deadline to hand over a whistleblower complaint to the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence that had been deemed by the intelligence community inspector general to be "credible and urgent."

CNN Politics
Sep 17, 2019

Lewandowski: 'I have no obligation to be honest with the media'
Former Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski said he has "no obligation" to tell the truth to the media while acknowledging that he had not told the truth when asked earlier this year about his interactions with President Donald Trump.

CNN Politics
Sep 17, 2019

Scaramucci: Trump is giving a license to lie to people
CNN's Anderson Cooper and former White House Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci break down former Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski's contentious testimony in front of the House Judiciary Committee.

CNN Politics
Sep 17, 2019

Pelosi and other Democrats say no to Kavanaugh impeachment
House Democratic leaders and rank-and-file members are dismissing calls to impeach Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, with some arguing the House has limited investigative resources and others saying it is a politically toxic issue.

CNN Politics
Sep 17, 2019

Sanders and Biden battle over health care for union workers as UAW strikes
With United Auto Workers still patrolling the picket lines in their strike against General Motors, presidential candidates Bernie Sanders and Joe Biden spent Tuesday drawing sharp distinctions over their plans for health care in a way that could directly impact those on strike.

CNN Politics
Sep 17, 2019

Governor says he outwitted Trump
As President Donald Trump fundraises in California, CNN's Kyung Lah spoke with the state's governor about his contentious relationship with the President.

CNN Politics
Sep 17, 2019

Trump on Cokie Roberts' death: 'She never treated me nicely. But I would like to wish her family well'
President Donald Trump on Tuesday reacted to the death of veteran journalist Cokie Roberts by saying "she never treated me nicely" before extending his well wishes to her family.

CNN Politics
Sep 17, 2019

Tennessee seeks to be first to turn Medicaid into block grant program
Tennessee released a plan Tuesday to radically overhaul its Medicaid program, seeking to take advantage of the Trump administration's push to give states more flexibility in covering low-income residents' health care needs.

CNN Politics
Sep 17, 2019

Lewandowski refuses to answer questions at first 'impeachment' hearing on Capitol Hill
President Donald Trump's former campaign manager Corey Lewandowski is expected to appear before the House Judiciary Committee Tuesday in what will be the panel's first high-profile impeachment hearing since former special counsel Robert Mueller testified.

CNN Politics
Sep 17, 2019

First poll after third Democratic debate shows Biden leading but Warren rising
A new NBC/Wall Street Journal poll out Tuesday finds former Vice President Joe Biden leads the field in the first national polling after last week's Democratic presidential debate, but Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts has risen to hold second place on her own.

CNN Politics
Sep 17, 2019

Obama meets with teen climate activist Greta Thunberg: 'You and me, we're a team'
Former President Barack Obama on Monday met with Swedish teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg as part of her visit to Washington, DC, to promote environmental issues.

CNN Politics
Sep 17, 2019

Trump's California trip marked by pair of clashes
Even before President Donald Trump arrived in California on Tuesday, his administration issued yet another pre-emptive strike at the state that likes to pride itself as the center of the resistance to his agenda.

CNN Politics
Sep 17, 2019

Survey: Nearly all airline customer service agents report harassment on the job
Nearly all airline customer service agents recently surveyed by the government reported being verbally harassed by passengers and about 1 in 10 said passengers attempted to assault them in the last year.

CNN Politics
Sep 17, 2019

New York state bans most flavors of e-cigarettes
New York state health officials voted Tuesday to carry out Gov. Andrew Cuomo's executive action to ban sales of most flavored e-cigarettes. This ban would stand for 90 days as a piece of emergency legislation. It would need to be renewed to continue.

CNN Politics
Sep 17, 2019

Trump's NAFTA replacement isn't enough for striking auto workers
President Donald Trump has hardly weighed in on the strike at General Motors, instead offering his own US-Mexico-Canada Agreement as a remedy for what's ailing the auto industry -- but the prospect of the much-touted deal doesn't seem to have convinced workers that their jobs won't move to Mexico.

CNN Politics
Sep 17, 2019

Congress weighs response to attacks on Saudi oil facilities
A few days after the Abqaiq and the Khurais oil facilities in Saudi Arabia were attacked, members of Congress sought information about the culprit and debated whether US military action would be necessary.

CNN Politics
Sep 17, 2019

US prepared to exchange ambassadors with Belarus after years of tensions
The United States is prepared to exchange ambassadors with Belarus, a top-ranking State Department official announced Tuesday -- a significant step in thawing relations between the two countries.

CNN Politics
Sep 17, 2019

Attorney General William Barr on Capitol Hill as Republicans await word from Trump on guns
Republican lawmakers are bracing for the White House to unveil the President Donald Trump's position on guns, divided over what steps they hope the President will take and clinging to any word from administration officials on where he might be leaning.

CNN Politics
Sep 17, 2019

New mural of Ruth Bader Ginsburg pops up in Washington
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg stands two stories tall in a new mural unveiled Monday on historic U Street in northwest Washington, DC.

CNN Politics
Sep 17, 2019

Analysis: What Trump reveals in saying Hispanic supporter 'looks more like a WASP than I do'
President Donald Trump rarely deviates from his script -- in this case, his backhanded appeals to racial minorities.

CNN Politics
Sep 17, 2019

Lewandowski refuses to answer questions at dramatic House Judiciary impeachment hearing
President Donald Trump's former campaign manager Corey Lewandowski is expected to appear before the House Judiciary Committee Tuesday in what will be the panel's first high-profile impeachment hearing since former special counsel Robert Mueller testified.

CNN Politics
Sep 17, 2019

Lewandowski calls Democratic Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee's questioning 'just a rant'
President Donald Trump's former campaign manager Corey Lewandowski called a Democratic lawmaker's questioning "just a rant" in a contentious back and forth during the House Judiciary Committee's first official hearing on possible impeachment.

CNN Politics
Sep 17, 2019

Watch how the Lewandowski hearing went off the rails
Former Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski frustrated Chairman Jerry Nadler (D-NY) during questioning before the House Judiciary Committee.

CNN Politics
Sep 17, 2019

Analysis: Is Corey Lewandowski's 'testimony' a total joke or a campaign ad? Yes.
Within the first five minutes of Corey Lewandowski's "testimony" in front of the House Judiciary Committee on Tuesday, it became crystal clear what Donald Trump's former campaign manager was up to: trolling to please his old boss.

CNN Politics
Sep 17, 2019

Trump's struggle with Iran policy continues without Bolton replacement
President Donald Trump is confronting another crisis in the Middle East this week without a permanent national security adviser -- a role he hopes to fill with someone who shares his foreign policy views at a moment they appear newly muddled.

CNN Politics
Sep 17, 2019

Analysis: Voters don't like no shot campaigns. Just ask Bill de Blasio.
When New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio declared his presidential candidacy in May, he was derided by many in the media. Yet he was a politician who could point out that his constituents liked him even if the media didn't.

CNN Politics
Sep 17, 2019

Analysis: The re-emergence of Kavanaugh controversy could hurt Democrats' Senate chances in 2020
The re-emergence of the controversy surrounding Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation to the Supreme Court has put Democrats in a challenging political position.

CNN Politics
Sep 17, 2019

California Republican Rep. Paul Cook announces plans to leave Congress
Rep. Paul Cook, a California Republican, announced Tuesday that he will not seek reelection to the House in 2020, adding to the growing number of House Republicans who plan to depart in 2020.

CNN Politics
Sep 17, 2019

EPA set to revoke California's authority to set vehicle standards
The Environmental Protection Agency is preparing to revoke California's authority to set vehicle emission standards and could make the announcement as early as Wednesday, a source familiar with the plans tells CNN.

CNN Politics
Sep 17, 2019

READ: Opening statement by Corey Lewandowski at House hearing
The House Judiciary Committee is holding its first impeachment investigation hearing on Tuesday, September 17. Here is the opening statement of former Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski:

CNN Politics
Sep 17, 2019

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CNN Politics
Sep 17, 2019

Justice Dept. sues Snowden for writing about intelligence secrets in new book
The Justice Department has sued Edward Snowden, who leaked American intelligence secrets in 2013, for allegedly breaking decade-old contracts he signed with intelligence agencies when he published a book this week.

CNN Politics
Sep 17, 2019

READ: Judiciary Chairman Nadler's opening statement at Lewandowski hearing
The House Judiciary Committee is holding its first impeachment investigation hearing on Tuesday, September 17. Here is the opening statement of Chairman Jerry Nadler, D-New York:

CNN Politics
Sep 17, 2019

Former Trump campaign manager testifies before House Judiciary Committee
President Donald Trump's former campaign manager Corey Lewandowski is expected to appear before the House Judiciary Committee Tuesday in what will be the panel's first high-profile impeachment hearing since former special counsel Robert Mueller testified.

CNN Politics
Sep 17, 2019

Elizabeth Warren took selfies for 4 hours after her New York rally. It's part of her plan.
It had been hours since Sen. Elizabeth Warren wrapped her speech here in Manhattan, but the scene in Washington Square Park suggested her work was far from done.

CNN Politics
Sep 17, 2019

Hillary Clinton issues dire warnings about election integrity to Democratic 2020 hopefuls
Hillary Clinton said Tuesday she has spoken with many of the 2020 Democratic presidential candidates and warned them about voter suppression and hacking, which she has blamed for her 2016 election loss to Donald Trump.

CNN Politics
Sep 17, 2019

House committee launches ethics investigation into Elaine Chao's ties to shipping company run by her family
The House Oversight Committee launched an ethics investigation Monday into Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao, who has recently faced scrutiny for her ties to an international shipping company run by members of her family.

CNN Politics
Sep 17, 2019

Fact Check: Trump makes at least 26 false claims at New Mexico rally
President Donald Trump spoke for 95 minutes at a campaign rally in New Mexico on Monday night, among the longest speeches he's given as President.

CNN Politics
Sep 17, 2019

Analysis: Trump is trapped between two impulses on Iran
President Donald Trump is stuck in a political box -- largely of his own making -- on Iran, a predicament that becomes more intractable with each alarming cycle of escalation.

CNN Politics
Sep 17, 2019

Chris Coons says FBI's investigation into Kavanaugh was a 'sham'
Democratic Sen. Chris Coons said Tuesday that the FBI's investigation into sexual misconduct allegations during confirmation hearings for Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh was a "sham."

CNN Politics
Sep 17, 2019

The Point: Sean Spicer just tried to turn 'Dancing' into some sort of culture-war proxy
"Dancing with the Stars" is, as the name suggests, a dance show/competition. While the winners (and losers) are determined by a vote by the public, it usually turns out that the "star" who is the best dancer or makes the most progress in the course of the show, wins. America, generally speaking, gets it right.

CNN Politics
Sep 17, 2019

The Point: Trump has already told us who his new national security adviser will be
President Donald Trump will reveal all of his secrets to you if you just pay attention.

CNN Politics
Sep 17, 2019

National intelligence chief faces deadline to turn over whistleblower complaint
House Intelligence Chairman Adam Schiff said Monday that he had confronted acting Director of National Intelligence Joseph Maguire in a phone call about a whistleblower complaint that was never alerted to the committee despite the intelligence community inspector general finding it "credible" and of "urgent concern," conditions that, Schiff says, require congressional notification.

CNN Politics
Sep 17, 2019

Pentagon halts plans to build extra 20 miles of border wall, citing insufficient funds
The Defense Department has decided not to proceed with three border wall projects in California and Arizona, citing "insufficient contract savings," according to a court filing.

CNN Politics
Sep 17, 2019

Buttigieg releases plan to improve US' response to natural disasters
Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg released his plan to improve the United States' disaster preparedness on Tuesday, pledging to set up a disaster commission within his first 100 days in office and launch a National Catastrophic Extreme Weather insurance program.

CNN Politics
Sep 17, 2019

Analysis: Sean Spicer is just the latest politico hoping to dance his way into your heart
Tom DeLay in 2009, in the middle of his indictment on charges of campaign money laundering. Rick Perry in 2016, after his failed presidential bid. Now, Sean Spicer, after his brief and inglorious tenure as the White House press secretary for the Trump administration in 2017.

CNN Politics
Sep 17, 2019

Edward Snowden says he would like to return to the US if he is guaranteed a fair trial
Edward Snowden, who has been living in exile in Russia after leaking American intelligence secrets in 2013, said Monday that he would like to return to the United States if he is guaranteed a fair trial.

CNN Politics
Sep 17, 2019

Saudi shock presents a fresh unknown ahead of Fed rate meeting
Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell has frequently relied on the mantra "control the controllable" as he has wrestled with President Donald Trump's erratic trade policies.

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