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Jul 24, 2021

What happens if the Supreme Court throws out Roe v. Wade?
In some alternate universe, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg retired during the Obama presidency and Democrats were able to push through a successor to the conservative Justice Antonin Scalia.

CNN Politics
Jul 24, 2021

As Covid cases rise, some conservatives make surprising course correction on vaccine ahead of 2022 midterms
Alabama Republican Gov. Kay Ivey's blunt message that unvaccinated people are letting the nation down capped a week where some Republicans finally seemed ready to abandon their dangerous coddling of Covid-19 vaccine skeptics and push Americans to get the shot.

CNN Politics
Jul 23, 2021

Staff director for 1/6 committee accused of retaliating against whistleblower
David Buckley, the newly named staff director for the House Select Committee investigating the January 6 Capitol insurrection, was found to be retaliating against a whistleblower during his time as the CIA inspector general, according to a report by the Inspector General of the Department of Homeland Security.

CNN Politics
Jul 23, 2021

Biden back on the campaign trail: 'I whipped Donald Trump in Virginia and so will Terry'
President Joe Biden made a forceful return to the campaign trail on Friday night in Virginia, stumping for gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe by linking the Democrat's opponent to the man Biden had defeated several months ago -- former President Donald Trump.

CNN Politics
Jul 23, 2021

New Capitol Police chief says he'd be 'a fool to not be concerned' about ongoing threat
In his first day on the job, Tom Manger -- the new chief of the US Capitol Police -- said Friday that he would be "a fool to not be concerned" about the threat of more attacks on the Capitol, especially given chatter on extremists' forums about possible action in August.

CNN Politics
Jul 23, 2021

Bumble match turns in January 6 suspect who allegedly whipped police
Yet another US Capitol suspect was caught this week, all thanks to his Bumble match.

CNN Politics
Jul 23, 2021

Defense Department has had about 2,000 breakthrough Covid cases
The Department of Defense has experienced about 2,000 breakthrough Covid-19 cases among its more than 2 million fully vaccinated personnel, Pentagon spokesman Maj. Cesar Santiago-Santini told CNN in a statement, but it's unclear how many are a result of the Delta variant.

CNN Politics
Jul 23, 2021

National Guard unit starts to make cuts after Congress fails to pay for Capitol security mission
The Nebraska National Guard has begun canceling training events as other Guard units across the country prepare to take even more drastic measures if Congress doesn't reimburse the National Guard Bureau for the more than half a billion dollars spent securing the Capitol in the months following the January 6th riot.

CNN Politics
Jul 23, 2021

Florida heads to Supreme Court on Covid-19 regulations for cruise ships
Florida's attorney general asked the Supreme Court on Friday to step in on an emergency basis to block Covid-19 protocols put in place by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention requiring the cruise lines to meet certain conditions before they can sail again.

CNN Politics
Jul 23, 2021

Trump ally Tom Barrack strikes a $250 million bail deal to get out of jail
A federal magistrate judge on Friday ordered Tom Barrack, a longtime associate of former President Donald Trump who was indicted earlier this week on charges of illegal foreign lobbying, released from jail pending trial, freeing him on a bail package that includes a $250 million bond secured by $5 million in cash.

CNN Politics
Jul 23, 2021

Biden administration terminates two border wall contracts in Texas
US Customs and Border Protection is terminating two border wall contracts in the Laredo sector that cover approximately 31 miles, the Department of Homeland Security announced Friday.

CNN Politics
Jul 23, 2021

Biden poised to nominate Caroline Kennedy as US ambassador to Australia
President Joe Biden is poised to nominate Caroline Kennedy to serve as ambassador to Australia, three people familiar with the search process told CNN, in one of the highest-profile envoy selections yet by the White House.

CNN Politics
Jul 23, 2021

The Kavanaugh news proves it's impossible to have an apolitical Supreme Court
New revelations about the paper-thin look the FBI took into Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh during his 2018 confirmation fight is a potent reminder that even the nation's highest court is now infected with partisan politics.

CNN Politics
Jul 23, 2021

Biden jumps backs into campaigning with McAuliffe rally in Virginia
President Joe Biden is making his return to the campaign trail.

CNN Politics
Jul 23, 2021

Biden admin buys extra Pfizer doses to prepare for possibility of children vaccine needs and booster shots
The Biden administration purchased an additional 200 million doses of Pfizer-BioNTech's Covid-19 vaccine to prepare for potential additional vaccine needs in the US, an administration official familiar with the contract tells CNN.

CNN Politics
Jul 23, 2021

Two Dems call on DOJ watchdog to investigate if Barrack case 'was inappropriately suppressed'
Two Democratic members of Congress are asking the Justice Department's inspector general to open an investigation into whether the probe of Trump ally Tom Barrack, indicted earlier this week, "was inappropriately suppressed," after CNN reported Wednesday that prosecutors had enough evidence to charge him last year.

CNN Politics
Jul 23, 2021

Alabama GOP Gov. Ivey says 'start blaming the unvaccinated folks' for rise in Covid cases
Alabama Republican Gov. Kay Ivey on Thursday called out "the unvaccinated folks" for the rise in Covid-19 cases in her state, a remarkable plea at a time when many GOP leaders are refusing to urge people to get vaccinated even as Covid-19 cases surge in many parts of the country.

CNN Politics
Jul 23, 2021

Analysis: Delta variant has even conservatives talking up the vaccine but reluctance remains
There's something new in the air, and it's not just the Delta variant.

CNN Politics
Jul 23, 2021

State Department suspends passport online booking system because of bots
The US State Department on Wednesday evening temporarily suspended an online booking system used for urgent appointments because of bots, according to an update posted to its consular affairs website.

CNN Politics
Jul 23, 2021

Extreme weather events put spotlight on climate change's toll on US infrastructure
America's infrastructure has taken a beating from extreme weather events in recent weeks spurred by climate change, raising concerns among officials that the nation's roads, bridges and even commercial flights can't stand the severe conditions.

CNN Politics
Jul 23, 2021

Trump loyalists echo false Arizona election fraud claims in hopes of winning midterms
Oklahoma pastor Jackson Lahmeyer's quest to win a seat in the US Senate in his home state recently led him to the Phoenix coliseum that has become a beacon for the Trump faithful seeking to overturn the 2020 election.

CNN Politics
Jul 23, 2021

CIA inspector general reviewing handling of 'Havana Syndrome' cases
The CIA inspector general is carrying out a review into the agency's handling of officers sickened by the mysterious "Havana Syndrome," CNN has learned, a revelation that comes as cases are mushrooming across the globe.

CNN Politics
Jul 23, 2021

Kamala Harris looks to turn the page as she zeroes-in on voting rights
Vice President Kamala Harris is making voting rights her top public focus, elevating a long-shot battle as she seeks to more clearly define her role and stake out high-value territory within the Biden administration.

CNN Politics
Jul 23, 2021

Delta variant has even conservatives talking up the vaccine but reluctance remains
There's something new in the air, and it's not just the Delta variant.

CNN Politics
Jul 22, 2021

Biden's drug czar nominee consulted for cannabis company last year, ethics disclosure shows
President Joe Biden's drug czar pick, Dr. Rahul Gupta, spent nine months last year working as an adviser to a Maryland-based cannabis company, recently released government ethics documents show.

CNN Politics
Jul 22, 2021

Capitol Police Board names new US Capitol Police chief
The US Capitol Police Board announced Thursday the selection of Tom Manger as chief of the United States Capitol Police following a nationwide recruitment effort.

CNN Politics
Jul 22, 2021

Missouri Supreme Court rules in favor of Medicaid expansion
Missouri must expand Medicaid to low-income residents, the state Supreme Court ruled unanimously on Thursday, finding that a state ballot initiative that voters approved last year was constitutional.

CNN Politics
Jul 22, 2021

Biden officials shift to an urgent tone as Covid-19 fight enters troubling new phase
Biden administration officials acknowledged Thursday the pandemic that appeared to be waning a month ago has entered a new, troubling phase.

CNN Politics
Jul 22, 2021

FBI says it got more than 4,500 tips on Kavanaugh, providing 'relevant' ones to Trump White House
The FBI disclosed that it received more than 4,500 tips on a phone line in 2018 as part of a background investigation into then-Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and provided "relevant" ones to former President Donald Trump's White House counsel.

CNN Politics
Jul 22, 2021

House GOP leaders show little appetite for punishing Cheney over January 6 flap
House GOP leaders are strongly signaling that they are unlikely to punish Rep. Liz Cheney for accepting Speaker Nancy Pelosi's assignment to serve on the January 6 select committee, a shift from earlier this month when it appeared the Wyoming Republican was at risk of losing a key post for breaking with her colleagues.

CNN Politics
Jul 22, 2021

Fact check: Rep. Eric Swalwell falsely says Mitch McConnell only got 'serious' about Covid-19 vaccines after Monday stock market dip
On Tuesday, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell did what he has been doing for seven months: he called on Americans to get vaccinated for Covid-19.

CNN Politics
Jul 22, 2021

US strikes Taliban and captured equipment in support of Afghan forces
The US military carried out two strikes against the Taliban overnight in support of Afghan forces in the Kandahar province, multiple defense officials said, targeting captured equipment.

CNN Politics
Jul 22, 2021

Mississippi asks the Supreme Court to overturn Roe v. Wade
Mississippi's attorney general told the Supreme Court on Thursday that Roe v. Wade was "egregiously wrong" and should be overturned as she urged the justices to allow a controversial law that bars most abortions after 15 weeks to go into effect.

CNN Politics
Jul 22, 2021

Texas Senate advances bill to restrict how race, nation's history is taught in schools
While the Texas Legislature remains embroiled in a battle over election laws, Republican senators have advanced a bill that would reshape how social studies teachers can discuss race and current events in their classrooms.

CNN Politics
Jul 22, 2021

Rep. Hank Johnson arrested at voting rights protest
Rep. Hank Johnson was arrested by Capitol Police on Thursday during a protest on "Senate inaction on voting rights legislation," according to a video posted on Twitter.

CNN Politics
Jul 22, 2021

Biden signs crime victims fund replenishment bill
President Joe Biden celebrated what he called "a day of hope" Thursday before signing the VOCA Fix to Sustain the Crime Victims Fund Act of 2021, a bipartisan bill that aims to provide assistance for crime victims, including counseling expenses, medical bills and lost wages.

CNN Politics
Jul 22, 2021

Iranian ships that appeared headed for Venezuela are now in Baltic Sea approaching Russia
Two Iranian ships that once appeared to be headed to Venezuela are now in the Baltic Sea approaching the Russian city of St. Petersburg, according to MarineTraffic, a website that tracks ships.

CNN Politics
Jul 22, 2021

Fact check: Biden makes false claims about Covid-19, auto prices and other subjects at CNN town hall
President Joe Biden participated Wednesday in the second CNN town hall of his presidency, taking questions from anchor Don Lemon and local residents in Cincinnati.

CNN Politics
Jul 22, 2021

Not all Republicans are embracing McConnell's vaccine push
Nearly half of House Republicans still won't say publicly? whether they are vaccinated against Covid-19, even as new cases rise nationwide.

CNN Politics
Jul 22, 2021

DNC pledges to invest $5 million in Virginia ahead of key off-year elections
The Democratic National Committee announced Thursday that it plans to spend at least $5 million in Virginia ahead of the key off-year elections in the commonwealth, a significant investment that signals how critical Democrats view the November contests.

CNN Politics
Jul 22, 2021

Biden administration sanctions Cuban regime in wake of protests
The Biden administration is preparing to sanction individual members of the Cuban regime and a government special forces unit known as the Boinas Negras for human rights abuses, according to a source familiar with the plans.

CNN Politics
Jul 22, 2021

Not all GOPers embrace McConnell's vaccine push
Nearly half of House Republicans still won't say publicly? whether they are vaccinated against Covid-19, even as new cases rise nationwide.

CNN Politics
Jul 22, 2021

Florida has the most new Covid cases in the US. DeSantis' response is the same
Coronavirus rates are climbing in Florida, with the latest data showing Florida's current seven-day average of new daily Covid-19 cases is by far the highest in the nation.

CNN Politics
Jul 22, 2021

Not all Republicans are embracing McConnell's vaccine push. Read what some had to say when asked this week
Nearly half of House Republicans still won't say publicly? whether they are vaccinated against Covid-19, even as new cases rise nationwide.

CNN Politics
Jul 22, 2021

Biden administration targeting rural communities with funding for vaccine education and outreach, beefing up testing
The Biden administration is taking additional steps to stem the spread of Covid-19 with additional resources aimed particularly at helping rural communities slow the spread and vaccinate more people as cases rise nationwide, White House Covid-19 senior adviser Jeff Zients announced Thursday.

CNN Politics
Jul 22, 2021

Biden administration preparing sanctions on Cuban regime
The Biden administration is preparing to sanction individual members of the Cuban regime and a government special forces unit known as the Boinas Negras for human rights abuses, according to a source familiar with the plans.

CNN Politics
Jul 22, 2021

House passes legislation to expand Afghan visa program
The House on Thursday approved legislation to expand and streamline a visa program for Afghan translators and other personnel who worked with the US military and are now trying to leave the country as the Taliban threatens to retake control of Afghanistan.

CNN Politics
Jul 22, 2021

Eighteen states have enacted new laws that make it harder to vote
Eighteen states have enacted 30 new laws that make it harder to vote, according to a new tally by the liberal-leaning Brennan Center for Justice that tracks state activity through July 14.

CNN Politics
Jul 22, 2021

US Capitol rioter who captured Babbitt's death on video is the 20th person to plead guilty
A Capitol rioter who captured Ashli Babbitt's death on video became the 20th person to plead guilty for his involvement in the deadly January 6 insurrection.

CNN Politics
Jul 22, 2021

Hunter Biden to meet with potential art buyers at two shows amid ethics concerns
Hunter Biden is expected to meet with potential buyers at two of his art shows after the White House formed an agreement with the gallery to address ethics concerns.

CNN Politics
Jul 22, 2021

Bob Dole says he's still 'a Trumper' but 'sort of Trumped out'
Bob Dole, the longtime US senator from Kansas and 1996 Republican presidential nominee, said that while he is still "a Trumper," he is "sort of Trumped out," in an interview published Thursday by USA Today.

CNN Politics
Jul 22, 2021

Analysis: How Republicans and SCOTUS are shrinking the power of voters of color
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CNN Politics
Jul 22, 2021

Pelosi considering adding GOP Rep. Adam Kinzinger to 1/6 select committee
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is considering naming GOP Rep. Adam Kinzinger to join the select committee investigating the deadly January 6 insurrection at the US Capitol.

CNN Politics
Jul 22, 2021

Abby Finkenauer to announce Senate bid in Iowa
Former Iowa Rep. Abby Finkenauer on Thursday announced she is running for Senate, becoming the highest-profile Democrat vying to possibly take on seven-term incumbent Republican Sen. Chuck Grassley.

CNN Politics
Jul 22, 2021

Wyden delays key immigration nominee until he gets more info on Portland unrest response
Democratic Sen. Ron Wyden of Oregon will not advance President Joe Biden's pick to lead US Customs and Border Protection until he receives more answers about the agency's role in the Portland unrest last year, delaying a key nominee as the administration reevaluates border restrictions.

CNN Politics
Jul 22, 2021

'This is way beyond collaborative': Young leaders see their feedback reflected in Biden's plans
When Joe Biden campaigned for the presidency, he called himself a bridge to a new generation of leaders in the Democratic Party. While some frustrations remain, young leaders are saying the President Biden's administration is making good progress on Candidate Biden's pledge.

CNN Politics
Jul 22, 2021

Biden grappling with immigration and travel restrictions as pandemic worsens
President Joe Biden is facing increasing pressure from US allies and the travel industry to lift pandemic-era restrictions barring entry to the country, leading to tense conversations among administration officials over the health and political risks of opening up too soon.

CNN Politics
Jul 22, 2021

DOJ creates gun trafficking strike forces in five cities to crack down on sources of firearm-related crime
Attorney General Merrick Garland plans to travel to Chicago on Thursday to highlight the Justice Department's new anti-gun trafficking initiative focused on five cities, as the Biden administration faces political pressure to deal with spikes in crime.

CNN Politics
Jul 22, 2021

DOJ creates gun trafficking strike forces to crack down on sources of firearm-related crime
Attorney General Merrick Garland plans to travel to Chicago on Thursday to highlight the Justice Department's new anti-gun trafficking initiative focused on five cities, as the Biden administration faces political pressure to deal with spikes in crime.

CNN Politics
Jul 22, 2021

Analysis: Trump and GOP spin fantasies to hide his crimes against the Constitution
It's gone beyond whitewashing history. Ex-President Donald Trump and his House Republican enablers are now spinning fantastical inversions to hide his crimes against the Constitution on January 6.

CNN Politics
Jul 22, 2021

Trump and GOP spin fantasies to hide his crimes against the Constitution
It's gone beyond whitewashing history. Ex-President Donald Trump and his House Republican enablers are now spinning fantastical inversions to hide his crimes against the Constitution on January 6.

CNN Politics
Jul 22, 2021

Biden says full FDA approval of a Covid-19 vaccine could come as early as the end August
To date, more than 339 million doses of Covid-19 vaccine have been administered to give people protection from the coronavirus; several studies show that the three vaccines authorized for emergency use in the United States work and are safe; and the government continues to give them out in schools and at ball fields, and yet, not one has been formally approved by the US Food and Drug Administration.

CNN Politics
Jul 22, 2021

More GOP lawmakers embrace vaccine but still aren't calling out misinformation about it
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell says he's "perplexed" why so many people in the country still aren't vaccinated. The answer may lie, in part, within his own party.

CNN Politics
Jul 22, 2021

Trump and the GOP spin fantasies to hide his crimes against the Constitution
It's gone beyond whitewashing history. Ex-President Donald Trump and his House Republican enablers are now spinning fantastical inversions to hide his crimes against the Constitution on January 6.

CNN Politics
Jul 22, 2021

Biden health officials begin discussing mask recommendations as variants surge cases
Top Biden health officials and some White House officials are holding preliminary conversations on revising mask recommendations for vaccinated Americans as the Delta variant spreads throughout the US, according to multiple sources familiar with discussions.

CNN Politics
Jul 22, 2021

Biden slams attempts to curb voting rights, says he isn't ready to call for end to filibuster
President Joe Biden said Wednesday that he did not want to get "wrapped up" in arguments about the filibuster and it would "throw the entire Congress into chaos," as some Democrats call for weakening the Senate's filibuster rules in order to pass voting rights legislation.

CNN Politics
Jul 21, 2021

Trump called crowd gathered for his speech before Capitol riot 'loving' in March audio recording
Former President Donald Trump in March called the crowd that had gathered for his speech before the deadly US Capitol insurrection "loving" in an exclusive audio recording obtained by CNN.

CNN Politics
Jul 21, 2021

Watch the entire CNN town hall with President Joe Biden
CNN's Don Lemon moderates as President Joe Biden answers questions in a CNN town hall in Cincinnati on Wednesday. Watch the full event below.

CNN Politics
Jul 21, 2021

Biden predicts restaurants and businesses will be 'in a bind' for some time due to labor shortages
President Joe Biden is visiting Ohio for a CNN town hall on Wednesday as his six-month-old presidency reaches a critical juncture.

CNN Politics
Jul 21, 2021

Biden: The first time they played 'Hail to the Chief' I asked, 'Where is he?'
Joe Biden quipped Wednesday evening that the first time he heard "Hail to the Chief" as President he asked, "Where is he?"

CNN Politics
Jul 21, 2021

Monthly child tax credit payments may mean a big tax surprise for some parents
Many parents were thrilled to have hundreds of dollars suddenly land in their bank accounts last week, as the Internal Revenue Service distributed the first of six monthly child tax credit payments.

CNN Politics
Jul 21, 2021

Monthly child tax credit payments may mean a big tax surprise in the spring for some parents
Many parents were thrilled to have hundreds of dollars suddenly land in their bank accounts last week, as the Internal Revenue Service distributed the first of six monthly child tax credit payments.

CNN Politics
Jul 21, 2021

5 takeaways from President Joe Biden's CNN town hall
President Joe Biden arrived in Ohio on Wednesday mindful the days for actual bipartisan governing in Washington are quickly waning.

CNN Politics
Jul 21, 2021

Biden slams attempts to curb voting rights but says he isn't ready to call for an end of the filibuster
President Joe Biden said Wednesday that he did not want to get "wrapped up" in arguments about the filibuster and it would "throw the entire Congress into chaos," as some Democrats call for weakening the Senate's filibuster rules in order to pass voting rights legislation.

CNN Politics
Jul 21, 2021

Biden says he believes kids under 12 will be able to get Covid-19 vaccines 'soon,' but it's up to scientists
President Joe Biden said Wednesday that children under the age of 12 could be eligible to receive a Covid-19 vaccine "soon," predicting that the government could green light the rollout for young Americans in the next few months.

CNN Politics
Jul 21, 2021

Biden warns about conspiracies flourishing in the US: 'The rest of the world's wondering about us'
President Joe Biden on Wednesday raised the alarm about conspiracy theories flourishing in the US and dividing the nation, warning that "the rest of the world's wondering about us."

CNN Politics
Jul 21, 2021

Biden warns of conspiracies flourishing in the US: 'The rest of the world's wondering about us'
President Joe Biden on Wednesday raised the alarm about conspiracy theories flourishing in the US and dividing the nation, warning that "the rest of the world's wondering about us."

CNN Politics
Jul 21, 2021

CNN presidential town hall with Joe Biden


CNN Politics
Jul 21, 2021

West Virginia's anti-trans sports ban temporarily blocked by federal judge
West Virginia must pause its enforcement of a new law that prohibits transgender women and girls from participating in public school sports, a federal judge ruled Wednesday, allowing the plaintiff in the lawsuit to sign up for her school's girls' cross-country and track teams while the challenge awaits a final decision.

CNN Politics
Jul 21, 2021

Biden downplays rise in Covid cases during CNN town hall, calling it a pandemic of the unvaccinated
President Joe Biden is visiting Ohio for a CNN town hall on Wednesday as his six-month-old presidency reaches a critical juncture.

CNN Politics
Jul 21, 2021

Fact-checking Rep. Jordan's claim that Speaker Pelosi was responsible for US Capitol security on January 6
Republican Rep. Jim Jordan of Ohio suggested Wednesday that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi had been responsible for the security presence at the US Capitol on January 6, after Pelosi rejected his appointment to serve on the select committee investigating the insurrection.

CNN Politics
Jul 21, 2021

Banks held call with the 1/6 committee chair on Tuesday. By Wednesday, he was off the panel.
Indiana Republican Rep. Jim Banks was just about to send a letter to Democrats requesting a GOP witness for the January 6 select committee's first hearing when he had the rug pulled out from under him.

CNN Politics
Jul 21, 2021

Judge forces US Capitol rioter to unlock laptop seized by FBI
A federal judge forced a US Capitol rioter to unlock his laptop Wednesday after prosecutors argued that it likely contained footage of the January 6 insurrection from his helmet-worn camera.

CNN Politics
Jul 21, 2021

Prosecutors had evidence last year to charge prominent Trump ally Tom Barrack
Federal prosecutors in Brooklyn investigating Tom Barrack, a prominent ally to former President Donald Trump, for allegedly violating foreign lobbying laws had enough evidence to bring charges last year, but held off doing so until the arrival of the new presidential administration, according to people briefed on the matter.

CNN Politics
Jul 21, 2021

The White House's Covid-19 transparency problem
We learned this week that a White House aide had tested positive for Covid-19 despite having been fully vaccinated against the virus.

CNN Politics
Jul 21, 2021

5 things to watch during tonight's town hall
President Joe Biden is set to face key questions on how his administration will handle some of the most pressing issues facing the country when he takes part in a CNN town hall Wednesday night.

CNN Politics
Jul 21, 2021

Analysis: What are the odds Biden can un-stall the rest of his agenda?
We're sIx months into the Joe Biden presidency. The President is set to take part in a CNN Town Hall to be broadcast live at 8 p.m. ET Wednesday night in Cincinnati, Ohio.

CNN Politics
Jul 21, 2021

Federal judge temporarily blocks Arkansas' ban on gender-affirming treatment for trans youth
A federal judge on Wednesday temporarily blocked Arkansas' ban on gender-affirming treatment for transgender youth from going into effect later this month.

CNN Politics
Jul 21, 2021

Biden to take stage at CNN town hall as he stares down critical crossroad in presidency
President Joe Biden is visiting Ohio for a CNN town hall on Wednesday as his six-month-old presidency reaches a critical juncture.

CNN Politics
Jul 21, 2021

US and Germany reach deal on controversial pipeline that Biden sees as a Russian 'geopolitical project'
The US announced Wednesday that it has reached a deal with Germany that would allow completion of the controversial Nord Stream 2 pipeline opposed by the Biden administration as a "malign influence project" that Russia could use to gain leverage over European allies.

CNN Politics
Jul 21, 2021

Republicans block vote on bipartisan infrastructure bill, push for more time to write it
Senate Republicans are expected to block a vote Wednesday to start debate on a $1.2 trillion bipartisan infrastructure bill, as they push for more time to strike a deal with Democrats and write the legislation.

CNN Politics
Jul 21, 2021

Biden names ambassadors to Canada, Slovenia and Austria
President Joe Biden has selected another round of ambassadors, including choices for posts in Canada, Slovenia and Austria.

CNN Politics
Jul 21, 2021

The latest on the House Capitol riot committee


CNN Politics
Jul 21, 2021

McCarthy pulls his 5 GOP members from 1/6 committee after Pelosi rejects 2 of his picks
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Wednesday rejected the appointment of two Republicans who objected to the certification of the November election, Reps. Jim Jordan of Ohio and Jim Banks of Indiana, to the House select committee that's investigating the January 6 insurrection.

CNN Politics
Jul 21, 2021

Blinken goes back to Sesame Street
Secretary of State Antony Blinken made his way back to where the air is sweet, reprising an appearance on Sesame Street this week.

CNN Politics
Jul 21, 2021

US extends Covid-19 travel restrictions with Canada and Mexico through August 21
The Biden administration is extending non-essential travel restrictions for the US northern and southern borders until August 21.

CNN Politics
Jul 21, 2021

Nancy Pelosi rejects two GOP members selected for 1/6 committee
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Wednesday rejected the appointment of two Republicans who objected to the certification of the November election, Reps. Jim Jordan of Ohio and Jim Banks of Indiana, to the House select committee that's investigating the January 6 insurrection.

CNN Politics
Jul 21, 2021

McConnell says GOP will not vote to raise debt ceiling, setting up clash in Congress
Republicans will not vote to increase the debt ceiling, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell said in a new interview, putting additional political pressure on Democrats in the coming weeks.

CNN Politics
Jul 21, 2021

5 things to watch during CNN's town hall with Joe Biden
President Joe Biden is set to face key questions on how his administration will handle some of the most pressing issues facing the country when he takes part in a CNN town hall Wednesday night.

CNN Politics
Jul 21, 2021

US limits non-essential travel to Canada and Mexico through August 21
The Biden administration is extending non-essential travel restrictions for the US northern and southern borders until August 21.

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