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CNN Politics
Dec 14, 2018

Mystery Mueller mayhem at a Washington court
Fridays at the DC federal courthouse are typically days of high alert for the press corps trying to discern what special counsel Robert Mueller's next legal action will be.

CNN Politics
Dec 14, 2018

Two anti-abortion bills head to Ohio governor's desk
A 'heartbeat bill" and a piece of legislation that would ban the most common second-trimester abortion method are on their way to outgoing Gov. John Kasich's desk, where he may sign or veto both of them.

CNN Politics
Dec 14, 2018

The Point: Beto O'Rourke lost in Texas, but 2020's coming...
Beto O'Rourke emerged as a Democratic superstar during the 2018 midterms. CNN's Chris Cillizza explains that even though he lost his Senate race, the possibility of a presidential race in 2020 isn't out of the question for the Texas congressman.

CNN Politics
Dec 14, 2018

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker signs legislation stripping incoming Democrats' power
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker signed controversial legislation on Friday aimed at stripping power from the incoming governor and attorney general.

CNN Politics
Dec 14, 2018

ICE arrests continue to rise in Trump's second year
The number of undocumented immigrants arrested under the Trump administration continued to rise in 2018, hitting the highest number since 2014 and marking an 11% increase from the year before, according to a report released by Immigration and Customs Enforcement Friday.

CNN Politics
Dec 14, 2018

Christie takes himself out of running for White House chief of staff
Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie came to the White House to meet with President Donald Trump Thursday to discuss the chief of staff role, but two sources familiar with the discussion said no offer was made.

CNN Politics
Dec 14, 2018

Ruth Bader Ginsburg speaks at naturalization ceremony on the anniversary of Bill of Rights signing
Standing before 31 men and women from 26 different countries, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg recalled her own family's history of making their way to the United States.

CNN Politics
Dec 14, 2018

CNN Poll: Looking to 2020, Beto O'Rourke on the horizon
As candidates for the Democratic nomination for president in 2020 begin to declare their intentions, a handful of potential candidates hold on to most of the early support, according to a new CNN poll conducted by SSRS, and Texas Congressman Beto O'Rourke is a new addition to the top tier.

CNN Politics
Dec 14, 2018

7-year-old Guatemalan girl who died in Border Patrol custody is identified
Her name was Jakelin Amei Rosmery Caal Maquin, and she had traveled with her father from a rural indigenous community in Guatemala's Alta Verapaz region.

CNN Politics
Dec 14, 2018

CNN and The Des Moines Register to release first 2020 Iowa caucus poll Saturday
With the midterm elections over and attention turned to the next election cycle, CNN and The Des Moines Register will release their first polling Saturday on Iowa's 2020 presidential caucuses.

CNN Politics
Dec 14, 2018

Arizona Sen. Jon Kyl to resign at end of this year, leaving Gov. Ducey to make another appointment
Arizona Sen. Jon Kyl will step down from the US Senate at the end of this year, a few months after being appointed to fill the late Sen. John McCain's seat.

CNN Politics
Dec 14, 2018

Christie meets Trump but no chief of staff offer made, sources say
Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie came to the White House to meet with President Donald Trump Thursday to discuss the chief of staff role, but two sources familiar with the discussion said no offer was made.

CNN Politics
Dec 14, 2018

Michael Cohen says Donald Trump knew hush payments were wrong
President Donald Trump's former attorney and "fixer" Michael Cohen admitted that he knew what he was "doing was wrong" when he arranged payments during the 2016 election to silence women who claimed to have had affairs with Trump and that Trump was "very concerned" about how revelations of the affairs may impact the election.

CNN Politics
Dec 14, 2018

Fewer support impeaching Trump
With Democrats set to take control of the House in January, speculation abounds about whether the new majority would impeach the President.

CNN Politics
Dec 14, 2018

7-year-old Guatemalan girl died in Border Patrol custody
A 7-year-old Guatemalan girl died last week, hours after she was taken into Border Patrol custody, the Department of Homeland Security said.

CNN Politics
Dec 14, 2018

Michael Cohen says he's 'done being loyal to President Trump'
President Donald Trump's former attorney and "fixer" Michael Cohen admitted that he knew what he was "doing was wrong" when he arranged payments during the 2016 election to silence women who claimed to have had affairs with Trump and that Trump was "very concerned" about how revelations of the affairs may impact the election.

CNN Politics
Dec 14, 2018

Despite Trump's claims, campaign finance violations can be very serious
President Donald Trump and his Republican allies in Congress this week have repeatedly sought to dismiss as trivial allegations that Trump directed hush money payments to women in potential violation of the nation's campaign-finance laws.

CNN Politics
Dec 14, 2018

Analysis: Bernie Sanders supporters should worry about Beto O'Rourke
The Beto O'Rourke 2020 train seems to be gaining steam. Those backing other potential candidates want donors and pundits to slow their Beto roll, however.

CNN Politics
Dec 14, 2018

Bernie Sanders supporters should worry about Beto O'Rourke
The Beto O'Rourke 2020 train seems to be gaining steam. Those backing other potential candidates want donors and pundits to slow their Beto roll, however.

CNN Politics
Dec 14, 2018

Betsy DeVos will cancel $150 million in student debt after being sued for delays
The Department of Education said Thursday that it would wipe away student debt for 15,000 borrowers, implementing an Obama-era rule that Secretary Betsy DeVos has fought to block for more than a year.

CNN Politics
Dec 14, 2018

Trump offers new alternative facts to explain his problems, but ...
President Donald Trump sought the open arms of Twitter and Fox News to creatively explain away inconvenient facts about his legal peril and his promised border wall before GOP senators dragged him back to reality with a rebuke from his own party for ignoring a cold-blooded murder OK'd by a foreign colleague.

CNN Politics
Dec 13, 2018

Do YOU want to be Donald Trump's chief of staff?
On Wednesday, when asked about his search for a chief of staff to replace John Kelly, President Donald Trump said this: "I have at least 10, 12 -- 12 people that want it badly. I'm making a decision. Great people," he said. "I could do it immediately. I'm in no rush. A lot of people want it."

CNN Politics
Dec 13, 2018

The Point: Do YOU want to be Donald Trump's chief of staff?
On Wednesday, when asked about his search for a chief of staff to replace John Kelly, President Donald Trump said this: "I have at least 10, 12 -- 12 people that want it badly. I'm making a decision. Great people," he said. "I could do it immediately. I'm in no rush. A lot of people want it."

CNN Politics
Dec 13, 2018

Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren meet ahead of 2020
Massachusetts Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren and Vermont independent Sen. Bernie Sanders met Wednesday night as speculation about their plans for the 2020 presidential election heats up, a source familiar with the meeting said.

CNN Politics
Dec 13, 2018

North Carolina's election fraud scandal has both parties planning for another campaign
Republican and Democratic officials in North Carolina are beginning to maneuver for position in anticipation of a fierce and protracted second campaign in the state's scandal-ridden 9th Congressional District.

CNN Politics
Dec 13, 2018

Trump was at August 2015 meeting about hush money payments, source says
Donald Trump attended an August 2015 meeting that federal prosecutors believe was central to a criminal scheme to violate campaign finance laws to help Trump win the presidency, according to a source familiar with the matter.

CNN Politics
Dec 13, 2018

Justice Department asks Supreme Court to let transgender military ban take effect
The Justice Department has asked the Supreme Court to allow the ban on transgender people in the military to go into effect pending appeal.

CNN Politics
Dec 13, 2018

Trump inaugural committee under criminal investigation, source says
President Donald Trump's 2017 inaugural committee is currently being investigated by federal prosecutors in New York for possible financial abuses related to the more than $100 million in donations raised for the event, The Wall Street Journal reported Thursday.

CNN Politics
Dec 13, 2018

US military sends $331 million bill to Saudis, UAE after refueling 'accounting error'
The US military is seeking a $331 million reimbursement from Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates after discovering it failed to properly charge the Saudi-led coalition fighting in Yemen for aerial refueling services due to an "accounting error," the Pentagon said Thursday.

CNN Politics
Dec 13, 2018

Wall Street Journal: Trump inaugural committee under criminal investigation
President Donald Trump's 2017 inaugural committee is currently being investigated by federal prosecutors in New York for possible financial abuses related to the more than $100 million in donations raised for the event, The Wall Street Journal reported Thursday.

CNN Politics
Dec 13, 2018

The Point: The 29 most surreal lines from Donald Trump's Fox News interview
On Thursday, President Donald Trump sat down for an interview with Fox News personality Harris Faulkner. It was, um, chummy -- with Faulkner asking Trump questions like "What do you love about being President?" and "You have such energy for this." (Yes, I know the latter isn't a question at all.)

CNN Politics
Dec 13, 2018

The 29 most surreal lines from Donald Trump's Fox News interview
On Thursday, President Donald Trump sat down for an interview with Fox News personality Harris Faulkner. It was, um, chummy -- with Faulkner asking Trump questions like "What do you love about being President?" and "You have such energy for this." (Yes, I know the latter isn't a question at all.)

CNN Politics
Dec 13, 2018

Kasich's message to Trump on possible 2020 primary challenge: 'Be careful what you wish for'
Ohio Gov. John Kasich suggested he may run against President Donald Trump in the 2020 Republican primary after Trump said he hoped Kasich would do so.

CNN Politics
Dec 13, 2018

Bolton slams China, Russia over 'predatory practices' in Africa
National security adviser John Bolton unveiled President Donald Trump's Africa strategy on Thursday, outlining a plan that he said focuses heavily on countering China and Russia's expanding influence across the region, while also making sure US taxpayer dollars are spent responsibly with a reduction in US involvement in United Nations peacekeeping missions.

CNN Politics
Dec 13, 2018

CNN Poll: Majority say US response to Khashoggi's murder hasn't been tough enough
Nearly 60% of Americans say that the US response to Saudi Arabia's role in the murder of US-based journalist and dissident Jamal Khashoggi hasn't been tough enough, according to a new CNN Poll conducted by SSRS. Around a quarter say that the response has been about right.

CNN Politics
Dec 13, 2018

Senate rebukes Trump, condemns Saudi crown prince for Khashoggi murder
Republican Sen. Bob Corker on Thursday introduced a resolution condemning Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman for the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, ratcheting up pressure on President Donald Trump who has aligned himself with the Saudi kingdom in the aftermath of the brutal killing.

CNN Politics
Dec 13, 2018

Trump says he never told former lawyer Michael Cohen to break the law
President Donald Trump publicly broke his silence Thursday morning on the sentencing of his former personal attorney and "fixer" Michael Cohen.

CNN Politics
Dec 13, 2018

Senate prepares to condemn Saudi crown prince for Khashoggi murder
Republican Sen. Bob Corker on Thursday introduced a resolution condemning Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman for the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, ratcheting up pressure on President Donald Trump who has aligned himself with the Saudi kingdom in the aftermath of the brutal killing.

CNN Politics
Dec 13, 2018

CNN Poll: Fewer support impeaching Trump
With Democrats set to take control of the House in January, speculation abounds about whether the new majority would impeach the President.

CNN Politics
Dec 13, 2018

Pelosi: 'I feel very responsible' to carry through with term limits deal
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said Thursday the term limits deal she struck with her detractors will still allow her to stay a "long time."

CNN Politics
Dec 13, 2018

Rolling Thunder to end Washington ride after next year
Rolling Thunder, the annual event where hundreds of thousands of motorcyclists come to the nation's capitol to honor service members killed in action or taken as prisoners of war, will hold its last event in Washington next year.

CNN Politics
Dec 13, 2018

The Point: Donald Trump's Apprentice: Chief of staff edition!
Watch CNN's Chris Cillizza break down the most likely contenders to be Donald Trump's next chief of staff.

CNN Politics
Dec 13, 2018

CNN Poll: Negative outlook dominates views of Congress, government
A month after a blue wave swept Democrats to control of the US House of Representatives, Americans are mostly pessimistic about the way the government will work over the next few years, and few see progress in the cards on a number of top issues, according to a new CNN poll conducted by SSRS.

CNN Politics
Dec 13, 2018

Melania Trump's poll numbers plummet
Melania Trump's favorable rating has fallen by double-digits, according to a new CNN poll. The first lady, whose favorability stood at 54% in October, has slipped to 43% in just two months.

CNN Politics
Dec 13, 2018

READ: Maria Butina plea agreement
Maria Butina pleaded guilty in federal court Thursday for conspiracy to act as an illegal foreign agent in the United States.

CNN Politics
Dec 13, 2018

The Point: Why the National Enquirer cooperation deal is a VERY big problem for Donald Trump
On Wednesday, while the political world was focused on the news that former Trump lawyer and fixer Michael Cohen had been sentenced to three years in prison for a variety of crimes, something else of potentially huge import got somewhat glossed over: American Media Inc., the parent company of the National Enquirer, admitted it had helped facilitate a hush payment to former Playboy model Karen McDougal and agreed to cooperate with the ongoing investigation being run by the Southern District of New York.

CNN Politics
Dec 13, 2018

Alleged Russian spy Maria Butina pleads guilty to engaging in conspiracy against US
Alleged Russian spy Maria Butina admitted in federal court Thursday morning to engaging in a conspiracy against the United States.

CNN Politics
Dec 13, 2018

Trump vexes GOP with wall negotiations in the face of a shutdown
President Donald Trump isn't doing Congress any favors when it comes to figuring out how to avoid a partial government shutdown in nine days.

CNN Politics
Dec 13, 2018

House says Myanmar crimes against Rohingya are genocide
The US House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed a resolution Thursday declaring that the crimes committed by Myanmar's security forces against Rohingya Muslims constitute genocide -- a notable move given the US State Department has yet to make such a designation.

CNN Politics
Dec 13, 2018

Alleged Russian spy Maria Butina pleads guilty engaging in conspiracy against US
Alleged Russian spy Maria Butina admitted in federal court Thursday morning to engaging in a conspiracy against the United States.

CNN Politics
Dec 13, 2018

READ: Jeff Flake's farewell address to Congress
As prepared for delivery.

CNN Politics
Dec 13, 2018

Jeff Flake warns: 'threats to our democracy from within and without are real'
Republican Senator Jeff Flake issued a warning on Thursday that "the threats to our democracy from within and without are real" and that the country is currently experiencing a "moment of political dysfunction and upheaval."

CNN Politics
Dec 13, 2018

The Point: Beto O'Rourke leapfrogs most of the 2020 Democratic field
It's Beto O'Rourke's world, every other Democrat is just living in it.

CNN Politics
Dec 13, 2018

Gun deaths inf US reach highest level in nearly 40 years, CDC data reveals
Nearly 40,000 people in the United States died by guns last year, marking the highest number of gun deaths in 38 years, according to a new analysis of data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's WONDER database.

CNN Politics
Dec 13, 2018

Pelosi's meme-tastic coat so popular it will be re-issued
Nancy Pelosi, the likely next House speaker, caused a stir Tuesday when she engaged in a spirited Oval Office meeting with President Donald Trump.

CNN Politics
Dec 13, 2018

A government funding stalemate. What is Trump's next move?
From televised blow-up to relative silence: spending negotiations remain frozen as the days tick away toward a partial government shutdown. The next big question now is what House GOP leaders, in their final days in the majority, will do to kick the legislative process into gear. As of Wednesday night, decisions hadn't been finalized -- and there were clear strategic disputes inside the conference about the next steps.

CNN Politics
Dec 13, 2018

Trump publicly breaks his silence after former "fixer" sentenced to 3 years in prison
President Donald Trump publicly broke his silence Thursday morning on the sentencing of his former personal attorney and "fixer" Michael Cohen.

CNN Politics
Dec 13, 2018

Obama honored with RFK Human Rights award
President Barack Obama was honored Wednesday night with the Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights' Ripple of Hope award at a gala in New York.

CNN Politics
Dec 13, 2018

Will Republicans abandon their candidate in North Carolina's 9th Congressional District?
North Carolina Republicans said Tuesday that a new election would be necessary in the state's 9th Congressional District if investigators can verify a local newspaper report that early voting results in Bladen County were leaked before Election Day.

CNN Politics
Dec 13, 2018

Key lawmakers seek to haul in Trump associates working with Mueller
Now that President Donald Trump's former "fixer," Michael Cohen, has been sentenced to prison, leaders of the House and Senate Intelligence committees are preparing to haul him back before Congress before he begins serving time.

CNN Politics
Dec 13, 2018

What to expect if there's a partial government shutdown
A possible partial government shutdown is less than two weeks away with President Donald Trump and congressional Democrats locked in a dispute over border security and no resolution in sight.

CNN Politics
Dec 13, 2018

Beto O'Rourke leapfrogs most of the 2020 Democratic field
It's Beto O'Rourke's world, every other Democrat is just living in it.

CNN Politics
Dec 13, 2018

Trump's former friends flip as he faces a new reality
The schemes employed to get President Donald Trump into the Oval Office are closing in on him, and he's frustrated at his predicament.

CNN Politics
Dec 12, 2018

Melania Trump: Hardest part of being first lady is 'opportunists who are using my name'
Melania Trump said the hardest thing she has to deal with as first lady is feeling like there are people in the media and in the public who trade on her name to advance their own careers.

CNN Politics
Dec 12, 2018

Senator purchased stock in defense contractor after pushing for more military spending
Republican Sen. James Inhofe of Oklahoma, the chairman of the powerful Senate Armed Services Committee, purchased thousands of dollars in defense stock after successfully pushing the Trump administration for more Defense Department spending.

CNN Politics
Dec 12, 2018

Democratic Rep. Heck: 'This is the beginning of the end for the Trump administration'
Rep. Denny Heck said Wednesday that recent indictments and sentencing memos show "the walls are closing in and this is the beginning of the end for the Trump administration."

CNN Politics
Dec 12, 2018

Trump has three words after watching Cohen: 'He's a liar'
President Donald Trump's public silence on Wednesday belied his rising fury over longtime lawyer and fixer Michael Cohen, who the President still insists is not telling the truth after he turned against him and was sentenced to three years in prison.

CNN Politics
Dec 12, 2018

5 reasons why the government might actually shut down
We're nine days out from a government shutdown and -- unlike the usual showdown mishigas -- there's plenty of reason to think the government might actually, you know, shut down come 11:59 p.m. on December 21.

CNN Politics
Dec 12, 2018

Alleged Russian spy Maria Butina cooperating ahead of plea hearing Thursday
Alleged Russian spy Maria Butina has been offering investigators information on the American she conspired with to infiltrate US political circles and the Russian official who directed her activities, as she prepares to make her guilty plea official on Thursday, according to a person familiar with the matter.

CNN Politics
Dec 12, 2018

Canada warns Trump administration against politicizing Chinese executive's arrest
Canada issued a stern warning to President Donald Trump on Wednesday: don't use the arrest of a Chinese executive as a bargaining chip in trade talks.

CNN Politics
Dec 12, 2018

Christine Blasey Ford makes first public statement since testimony: 'We all have the power to create real change'
Christine Blasey Ford made her first public statement since testifying against Brett Kavanaugh in September to present Sports Illustrated's Inspiration of the Year Award to Rachael Denhollander, the first woman to publicly accuse former USA Gymnastics and Michigan State University doctor Larry Nassar of sexual abuse.

CNN Politics
Dec 12, 2018

Analysis: What happened in North Carolina wasn't voter fraud. Voters were the victims.
President Donald Trump and others have long claimed, without evidence, that there is widespread "voter fraud" in America. Some have pointed to the mounting evidence of fraud in North Carolina as proof that voter fraud is a real problem.

CNN Politics
Dec 12, 2018

3 US Navy attack submarines 'not certified to dive today'
Three of the Navy's nuclear-powered attack submarines are "not certified to dive today" due to maintenance delays caused by overcrowded shipyards, officials revealed Wednesday.

CNN Politics
Dec 12, 2018

Pelosi announces deal to win votes of Democratic critics
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi announced a deal Wednesday that could likely deliver her the votes to become speaker again -- but only for another two terms, laying out a timeline she had been reluctant to articulate until now.

CNN Politics
Dec 12, 2018

US warns Turkey not to attack Syria
The US called on Turkey to not follow through on threats to attack US-backed forces in Syria Wednesday, an incursion the Pentagon warned could threaten US personnel and derail the fight against ISIS.

CNN Politics
Dec 12, 2018

Rep.-elect, who's also a doctor, falsely links vaccines to autism at town hall
Rep.-elect Mark Green, who is also a doctor, falsely claimed at a town hall Tuesday that a rise in autism cases could be linked to preservatives in vaccines, according to a video posted by The Tennessean on Wednesday.

CNN Politics
Dec 12, 2018

Arkansas moves to simplify new Medicaid work requirement program
Arkansas is making some changes to its new Medicaid work requirement program as thousands of residents lose coverage.

CNN Politics
Dec 12, 2018

Trump sets 'terrible precedent' by crossing red line on Huawei case
President Donald Trump's suggestion that he might use an arrested Chinese tech executive as a bargaining chip in trade talks with Beijing drew rebukes for setting a "terrible precedent" crossing the red line that separates American politics from the rule of law.

CNN Politics
Dec 12, 2018

READ: Michael Cohen's statement in court
Former Donald Trump lawyer Michael Cohen spoke in court Wednesday before being sentenced to three years in prison.

CNN Politics
Dec 12, 2018

Pompeo urges UN to ban Iranian missile tests
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo urged the United Nations Security Council on Wednesday to prohibit Iran from conducting ballistic missile tests, warning member nations that a failure to hold Tehran accountable could yield dramatic consequences.

CNN Politics
Dec 12, 2018

Analysis: In Charlottesville, hate didn't win
More than a year after James Fields drove his car into pedestrians opposing the "Unite the Right" rally in Charlottesville, killing Heather Heyer, we can take solace knowing that not only was justice served but that a jury of individuals, representing the American people, were willing to stand up for what was right -- and condemn what was wrong, writes Page Pate

CNN Politics
Dec 12, 2018

Publicly silent, Trump has three words after watching Cohen: 'He's a liar'
President Donald Trump's public silence on Wednesday belied his rising fury over longtime lawyer and fixer Michael Cohen, who the President still insists is not telling the truth after he turned against him and was sentenced to three years in prison.

CNN Politics
Dec 12, 2018

Tough times for many federal employees, new report finds
The Environmental Protection Agency's employees do not appear thrilled with the direction of their department.

CNN Politics
Dec 12, 2018

North Carolina Republicans begin push for a new primary amid fraud scandal
Republicans in the North Carolina legislature are seeking to change state law to guarantee that any call for a new general election in the scandal-plagued 9th Congressional District will also include a re-run of the party primaries.

CNN Politics
Dec 12, 2018

Top Michigan Democrats steer clear of contentious lame duck
Democrats who will take over Michigan's top elected posts next year are laying low as a contentious lame duck session unfolds in the state Capitol, drawing criticism among some party officials and activists who believe they should be leading the pressure campaign against Republicans.

CNN Politics
Dec 12, 2018

White House boosts tax break that's attracted Kushner, Scaramucci and other wealthy investors
President Donald Trump signed an executive order Wednesday establishing the White House Opportunity and Revitalization Council, designed to boost investment in low-income communities via a tax break passed last year.

CNN Politics
Dec 12, 2018

Meadows out of running for chief of staff
President Donald Trump is no longer considering one of his top congressional allies, Rep. Mark Meadows, to become his next White House chief of staff, the White House confirmed on Wednesday.

CNN Politics
Dec 12, 2018

Congress sends massive 5-year farm bill to Trump's desk
The House of Representatives passed the final version of a massive farm bill Wednesday, clearing a major, must-pass item from the legislative agenda before the end of the year and the start of the next congressional session.

CNN Politics
Dec 12, 2018

US, China set to take action against each other as tensions rise
China and the US are set to take action against each other as tensions escalate over trade, cyber hacking and espionage as US senior law enforcement officials identified Beijing as the most serious threat to US national security on Wednesday.

CNN Politics
Dec 12, 2018

Trump administration's record on reproductive health criticized in study
The US government's global work on sexual and reproductive health and rights declined during the first year of the Trump administration, according to a newly released study.

CNN Politics
Dec 12, 2018

Soybean farmers wait to see evidence of renewed Chinese buying
American soybean farmers are still waiting to see the benefit of President Donald Trump's trade truce with China.

CNN Politics
Dec 12, 2018

The Point: The real reason Julian Castro is jumping in front of the 2020 pack
Mark it down: On December 12, 2018, a mere 629 days before the 2020 general election, the Democratic race to unseat President Donald Trump began.

CNN Politics
Dec 12, 2018

The Point: Michael Cohen's victim ploy didn't work out so well
Michael Cohen was sending a very clear message from the moment he hopped out of a black SUV in front of the New York courthouse where he was to be sentenced for a series of crimes he pleaded guilty to earlier this year: I'm the real victim here.

CNN Politics
Dec 12, 2018

Education Committee delays hearing following witness' controversial writings
A subcommittee of the House Committee on Education and Workforce was planning to hold a hearing Wednesday on raising the minimum wage to $15, but that was until Democrats on the committee discovered one of the Republicans' invited witnesses had penned misogynistic and homophobic blog posts over a decade ago.

CNN Politics
Dec 12, 2018

Michael Cohen's victim ploy didn't work out so well
Michael Cohen was sending a very clear message from the moment he hopped out of a black SUV in front of the New York courthouse where he was to be sentenced for a series of crimes he pleaded guilty to earlier this year: I'm the real victim here.

CNN Politics
Dec 12, 2018

Deal struck on sexual harassment legislation on Capitol Hill
House and Senate negotiators have struck a deal over long-stalled legislation to revamp the way sexual harassment complaints are made and handled on Capitol Hill, multiple congressional sources close to the process told CNN on Wednesday, likely assuring the bill's final passage this year.

CNN Politics
Dec 12, 2018

Melania Trump makes historic Osprey flight to visit to US military
Melania Trump spent part of Wednesday flying over areas of Virginia and the Atlantic Ocean in a V-22 Osprey, becoming the first first lady to do so.

CNN Politics
Dec 12, 2018

The 4 people sentenced to prison so far in Mueller's investigation
Four people have been sentenced to prison as part of special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian election interference, with the latest being former Donald Trump attorney and fixer Michael Cohen. Here's a roundup of the four people, their crimes and their punishments.

CNN Politics
Dec 12, 2018

Analysis: The Year of the Woman just roared in Trump's Oval Office
Donald Trump wanted a show in the Oval Office, so he got one. He just never expected that the title of said show would be, "Nancy Pelosi Takes Donald Trump to School."

CNN Politics
Dec 12, 2018

The Year of the Woman just roared in Trump's Oval Office
Donald Trump wanted a show in the Oval Office, so he got one. He just never expected that the title of said show would be, "Nancy Pelosi Takes Donald Trump to School."

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