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Jan 22, 2020

Justin Trudeau finds himself deep in doughnut drama after photo takes off online
A photo of Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau at a Winnipeg-based doughnut shop has proved to be a lightning rod among pastry-enthusiastic onlookers online.

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Jan 22, 2020

Joe Biden says he won't testify in impeachment trial in exchange for Republican witnesses
Former Vice President Joe Biden said Wednesday that he would not make a deal where he would testify at the impeachment trial in exchange for the testimonies of former and current top Trump officials.

CNN Politics
Jan 22, 2020

A Seattle-area district is allowing all of its voters to cast their ballots by smartphone
Voters stuck in lines for hours have long dreamed of a future where they could cast their votes with a few simple taps of their phone. That time has arrived, at least for one district that covers Greater Seattle.

CNN Politics
Jan 22, 2020

Managers outline the case for removing Trump
House Intelligence Chairman Adam Schiff detailed the House's case for removing President Donald Trump from office on Wednesday as the Senate's trial shifted to opening arguments following a contentious first day spent debating the rules of the impeachment trial.

CNN Politics
Jan 22, 2020

Trump to attend anti-abortion March for Life in a presidential first
President Donald Trump will attend Friday's March for Life, an annual anti-abortion event in Washington, he announced on Twitter.

CNN Politics
Jan 22, 2020

More impeachment trial scenes the Senate TV cameras won't show
Press access to the Senate chamber for the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump remains severely restricted, and the only television coverage is through cameras controlled by the Senate itself.

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Jan 22, 2020

Virginia Senate passes 'red flag' bill days after large gun rights rally
The Virginia state Senate voted Wednesday to advance a "red flag law" bill, one of many gun safety measures Democrats are looking to move through the state Legislature after taking control of both chambers.

CNN Politics
Jan 22, 2020

Susan Collins handed over a note before John Roberts rebuked both sides, source says
Sen. Susan Collins sent a written note early Wednesday morning during President Donald Trump's impeachment trial minutes before Chief Justice John Roberts admonished both legal teams, a source with knowledge of the event tells CNN.

CNN Politics
Jan 22, 2020

Senators can't seem to stay in their seats during impeachment trial
With the impeachment trial underway, senators have been listening in and taking notes as President Donald Trump's defense team and the House managers make their case.

CNN Politics
Jan 22, 2020

Identifying who's who at the Senate impeachment trial
As the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump stretches into another evening Wednesday, a collection of officials and lawyers remains gathered on and near the central rostrum of the Senate chamber.

CNN Politics
Jan 22, 2020

Tapper fact checks Sekulow's misleading claim
The President's impeachment defense lawyer Jay Sekulow said that quid pro quo was not a part of the impeachment charges facing Trump. CNN's Jake Tapper and CNN legal analyst Carrie Cordero fact check this misleading claim.

CNN Politics
Jan 22, 2020

Hunter Biden ordered to appear in Arkansas court in child support case
Hunter Biden was ordered to appear in court in Arkansas next week or potentially face being held in contempt of court after not turning over financial documents in an ongoing child support case, court filings show.

CNN Politics
Jan 22, 2020

Chief justice's rebuke at impeachment trial highlights rising tensions
The Senate is still reeling from a combative exchange between the House impeachment managers and the President's defense team that triggered a rebuke from Chief Justice John Roberts and highlighted rising tensions at the impeachment trial.

CNN Politics
Jan 22, 2020

Analysis: How Adam Schiff became Democrats' impeachment star
It's been less than two days, but one storyline of the Senate impeachment trial of Donald Trump has already emerged: Democrats are leaning heavily on California's Rep. Adam Schiff to make the case against the President.

CNN Politics
Jan 22, 2020

Analysis: This Democratic electorate is perfect for Joe Biden
There are two data points in CNN's new 2020 poll that have to make former Vice President Joe Biden and his presidential campaign feel very, very good.

CNN Politics
Jan 22, 2020

Senate impeachment trial: Managers outline the case for removing Trump
House Intelligence Chairman Adam Schiff detailed the House's case for removing President Donald Trump from office on Wednesday as the Senate's trial shifted to opening arguments following a contentious first day spent debating the rules of the impeachment trial.

CNN Politics
Jan 22, 2020

White House silent so far on Bezos claims of Saudi hack
United Nations experts were quick to weigh in Wednesday on explosive allegations that Saudi Arabia's de facto leader ordered the hack of Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos -- but the White House, so far, has stayed silent in his defense.

CNN Politics
Jan 22, 2020

Kushner's FBI interviews to be held for review, Justice Department says
The Justice Department did not hand over the FBI's summary of Jared Kushner's interviews with special counsel Robert Mueller last week -- despite a judge's order to do so -- because "a member of the intelligence community" needs to ensure the material has been properly redacted, a department attorney said Wednesday.

CNN Politics
Jan 22, 2020

Senate chaplain opens second day of impeachment trial with pointed prayer: 'Patriots reside on both sides of the aisle'
The Senate's chaplain began Wednesday's proceedings in the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump with a prayer urging senators to "remember that patriots reside on both sides of the aisle," a pointed prayer that came hours after Chief Justice John Roberts scolded Democrats and Republicans for their bellicose tone on the trial's first full day.

CNN Politics
Jan 22, 2020

The Point: How the impeachment trial could reshape the fight for the Senate majority
Everyone knows that how the Senate's impeachment trial plays out will have an effect on President Donald Trump's reelection bid this November -- and, maybe, on who Democrats nominate to take him on.

CNN Politics
Jan 22, 2020

Your impeachment questions answered
CNN asked its millions of Instagram followers what questions they had about the impeachment trial. Here's a sample, along with some answers:

CNN Politics
Jan 22, 2020

Schiff claims Trump 'bragged' about withholding material from Congress
The lead Democratic impeachment manager claimed Wednesday that President Donald Trump had "bragged" about withholding materials from Congress as lawmakers weigh removing him from office -- partly because they allege he's obstructing their investigations.

CNN Politics
Jan 22, 2020

George Conway explains why he is so outspoken on Trump
George Conway said the reason he didn't take a job in the Justice Department's civil division was because of President Donald Trump's continued attacks on the Justice Department, among other "disturbing attacks."

CNN Politics
Jan 22, 2020

Utah bans conversion therapy for LGBTQ children
Utah is now the 19th state to outlaw conversion therapy for minors after a new rule from its governor went into effect late Tuesday.

CNN Politics
Jan 22, 2020

The Point: How the next 2 weeks could define the fight for the Senate majority
Everyone knows that how the Senate's impeachment trial plays out will have an effect on President Donald Trump's reelection bid this November -- and, maybe, on who Democrats nominate to take him on.

CNN Politics
Jan 22, 2020

Senate impeachment trial: Opening arguments begin
House impeachment managers begin making their case for removing President Donald Trump from office on Wednesday following a marathon opening session in the Senate's impeachment trial to approve the rules of the trial.

CNN Politics
Jan 22, 2020

Federal proposal would allow airlines to block emotional support animals from flying
A federal proposal unveiled Wednesday would free airlines from special requirements to accommodate passengers' emotional support animals, a designation the industry believes some passengers are abusing to bring untrained pets onboard aircraft.

CNN Politics
Jan 22, 2020

Fact check: Trump lawyers make at least three false claims during impeachment arguments
President Donald Trump's legal team made at least three false claims during Senate impeachment proceedings on Tuesday, plus two more claims we'll call misleading.

CNN Politics
Jan 22, 2020

6 takeaways from CNN's latest national poll on 2020
The latest CNN/SSRS national poll testing the Democratic primary and the general election is out, and it's a barnburner of a poll. Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders rose to his highest level ever in CNN Democratic primary polling and is in a top tier with former Vice President Joe Biden. President Donald Trump is in trouble for reelection nationally -- but he is in a better position in the battleground states.

CNN Politics
Jan 22, 2020

GOP senator says he's 'absolutely' open to having witnesses in impeachment trial
Republican Sen. Rick Scott of Florida said Wednesday that he is "absolutely" open to having witnesses testify in President Donald Trump's Senate impeachment trial, a position that's at odds with many of his GOP colleagues who've pushed against having additional witnesses.

CNN Politics
Jan 22, 2020

Analysis: Why John Roberts admonished the impeachment legal teams at 1 a.m.
John Roberts had been in the chair, presiding over the Senate impeachment trial for nearly 12 hours when he had had enough. He suddenly asserted his presence and made clear his rigorous sense of decorum.

CNN Politics
Jan 22, 2020

Tulsi Gabbard sues Hillary Clinton for defamation over Russia remarks
Tulsi Gabbard filed a defamation lawsuit against Hillary Clinton on Wednesday, alleging the former secretary of state and 2016 Democratic presidential nominee "lied" about the Hawaii congresswoman's ties to Russia during a 2019 interview.

CNN Politics
Jan 22, 2020

George Conway calls for more thorough investigation in impeachment trial
Conservative attorney George Conway said Wednesday there's no reason not to subpoena documents from the Trump administration in the Senate impeachment trial of President Donald Trump.

CNN Politics
Jan 22, 2020

Trump says he would 'love' to sit in Senate chamber during impeachment
President Donald Trump told reporters on Wednesday that he would "love" to sit in the Senate chamber while his own impeachment hearing is taking place, adding he would "sit in the front row and stare in their corrupt faces," referring to House and Senate Democrats.

CNN Politics
Jan 22, 2020

DC attorney general sues Trump's inaugural committee for 'abusing nonprofit' funds
The attorney general for Washington, DC, filed a lawsuit on Wednesday alleging President Donald Trump's inaugural committee abused non-profit funds by overpaying for event space at the President's Washington hotel for events around his 2017 inauguration.

CNN Politics
Jan 22, 2020

Democrats warned of cybercriminals targeting campaign funds
Democratic campaigns were warned late last year that cybercriminals were seeking to steal their funds by posing online as staff and election vendors, CNN has learned.

CNN Politics
Jan 22, 2020

He's a seasoned lawyer on Trump's impeachment defense team. But Ken Starr had a troubled tenure as president of Baylor University
Ten years before Ken Starr joined President Donald Trump's impeachment defense team, he was named president of Baylor University in Waco, Texas.

CNN Politics
Jan 22, 2020

The Point: Donald Trump dismisses injuries of US military troops, proves (again) there is no bottom
Before leaving the internal gathering at Davos, Switzerland, on Wednesday, President Donald Trump held a hastily scheduled press conference. In it, he was asked about the clear discrepancy between his initial claim that no Americans had been harmed in Iran's retaliatory strikes against a US base in Iraq and reports of 11 military personnel diagnosed with concussions and an unnamed number of others also being treated in the wake of the attack.

CNN Politics
Jan 22, 2020

Impeachment state of play: What to watch in opening arguments
Well, that was fun: 12 hours later after Tuesday's Senate impeachment trial session for President Donald Trump began, the rules for the opening stage are now set.

CNN Politics
Jan 22, 2020

Bernie Sanders surges to join Biden atop Democratic presidential pack
Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders has improved his standing in the national Democratic race for president, joining former Vice President Joe Biden in a two-person top tier above the rest of the field, according to a new CNN poll conducted by SSRS.

CNN Politics
Jan 22, 2020

Fact check: How McConnell's impeachment trial rules differ from those that governed the Clinton trial
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell argued Tuesday that the rules he is proposing for President Donald Trump's Senate impeachment trial "closely" follow past precedent, and invoked the 1999 trial of President Bill Clinton in particular.

CNN Politics
Jan 22, 2020

Here's what 'pettifogging' means and why Chief Justice Roberts would say it in impeachment trial
Before the nation moves on from the tense exchanges over rules for the Senate impeachment trial of President Donald Trump, there is a question still to be answered: What in the world does pettifogging mean?

CNN Politics
Jan 22, 2020

Behind the scenes: Why the opening day of the impeachment trial felt like the first day of school
The first true day of President Donald Trump's impeachment trial was historic, the start of only the third such proceeding in the country's 230 years of existence. It also felt a bit like the first day of school.

CNN Politics
Jan 22, 2020

This year, at least six states are trying to restrict transgender kids from getting gender reassignment treatments
State lawmakers can't stop fighting about the rights of their transgender citizens: Their access to bathrooms. The sports they can play in school. Whether businesses can turn them away because of their gender identity.

CNN Politics
Jan 22, 2020

CNN poll: Bernie Sanders surges to join Biden atop Democratic presidential pack
Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders has improved his standing in the national Democratic race for president, joining former Vice President Joe Biden in a two-person top tier above the rest of the field, according to a new CNN poll conducted by SSRS.

CNN Politics
Jan 22, 2020

DNC begins multi-million 'battleground' investment in six states won by Trump
The Democratic National Committee will begin to pour millions of dollars into six battleground states -- Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Michigan, Florida, North Carolina and Arizona -- in preparation for a general election fight against President Donald Trump, the committee announced Wednesday.

CNN Politics
Jan 22, 2020

Zoe Lofgren is working her third impeachment
When she walks through the Senate chamber on Wednesday to present her case for removing President Donald Trump from office, Rep. Zoe Lofgren could be forgiven for having a sense of deja vu.

CNN Politics
Jan 22, 2020

Supreme Court considers Montana ruling blocking government subsidies for religious schools
The Supreme Court will take the bench Wednesday to consider a dispute that could open the door to more state funds going toward religious education.

CNN Politics
Jan 22, 2020

McConnell warns against witnesses in pitch for quick impeachment trial resolution
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is hardening his argument against new witness testimony in President Donald Trump's impeachment trial, a sign that the powerful GOP leader plans to rally fellow Republican senators to block witness testimony and bring a swift end to the proceedings, according to GOP sources.

CNN Politics
Jan 22, 2020

Here's what 'pettifogging' means and why Chief Justice Roberts would say it in the impeachment trial
Before the nation moves on from the tense exchanges over rules for the Senate impeachment trial of President Donald Trump, there is a question still to be answered: What in the world does pettifogging mean?

CNN Politics
Jan 22, 2020

Here's what you need to know about what happened Tuesday (and the early hours of Wednesday) in the impeachment trial


CNN Politics
Jan 22, 2020

• For a vote on any motion to subpoena witnesses and documents


CNN Politics
Jan 22, 2020

• For a vote to allow additional time to file responses to motions


CNN Politics
Jan 22, 2020

• On subpoenaing OMB records


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Jan 22, 2020

• To subpoena Defense Department for documents


CNN Politics
Jan 22, 2020

White House budget officials laid groundwork to freeze Ukraine aid before July 25 call, heavily redacted emails show
Officials at the White House's Office of Management and Budget were laying the groundwork to freeze military aid to Ukraine the night before President Donald Trump's controversial phone call with the Ukrainian President, newly released, heavily redacted emails show.

CNN Politics
Jan 22, 2020

John Roberts scolds legal teams after tense exchange: 'Those addressing the Senate should remember where they are'
Chief Justice John Roberts, who is presiding over the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump, scolded both the Democratic House managers and the President's defense team early Wednesday morning after a contentious exchange on the Senate floor.

CNN Politics
Jan 22, 2020

Senate passes impeachment trial rules to punt on witnesses in early-hours vote
President Donald Trump's impeachment trial begins in earnest Tuesday with a heated debate over the rules, which Democrats charge are an attempt by Senate Republicans to zoom through the process while covering up evidence and ignoring witnesses.

CNN Politics
Jan 22, 2020

Analysis: Bitter exchanges and incriminating evidence rock Trump's impeachment trial
President Donald Trump's Senate impeachment trial, if its first real day is any guide, will be a dramatic, divisive and fact-bending showdown in his own confrontational image and its aftershocks will rumble for decades to come.

CNN Politics
Jan 22, 2020

Analysis: Democrats lay out the case; Republicans close ranks
Tuesday was not the boring parliamentary nitpicking you might have expected.

CNN Politics
Jan 22, 2020

Democrats lay out the case; Republicans close ranks
Tuesday was not the boring parliamentary nitpicking you might have expected.

CNN Politics
Jan 22, 2020

Democrats propose amendments for documents, testimony that White House doesn't want to give up:


CNN Politics
Jan 22, 2020

• To subpoena John Bolton


CNN Politics
Jan 22, 2020

• To subpoena Mick Mulvaney


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Jan 22, 2020

• To subpoena State Department records


CNN Politics
Jan 22, 2020

• To subpoena the Defense Department for documents


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Jan 22, 2020

• To subpoena Trump aides for testimony


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Jan 22, 2020

• To subpoena White House materials


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Jan 22, 2020

• To prevent selective admission of evidence


CNN Politics
Jan 22, 2020

• On subpoenaing Office of Management and Budget records


CNN Politics
Jan 22, 2020

The impeachment trial of President Donald J. Trump


CNN Politics
Jan 22, 2020

Senate impeachment trial: Republicans vote to kill amendments seeking documents and witnesses
President Donald Trump's impeachment trial begins in earnest Tuesday with a heated debate over the rules, which Democrats charge are an attempt by Senate Republicans to zoom through the process while covering up evidence and ignoring witnesses.

CNN Politics
Jan 21, 2020

House impeachment manager quotes Notorious B.I.G. on the Senate floor
"And if you don't know, now you know."

CNN Politics
Jan 21, 2020

The impeachment trial of President Trump


CNN Politics
Jan 21, 2020

NSC official who was abruptly placed on administrative leave is temporarily replaced
Andrew Peek, the senior director for European and Russian affairs at the National Security Council, was placed on administrative leave in recent days and is being replaced, at least temporarily, after only a few months on the job due to an ongoing investigation that's been described as "security related," according to two people familiar with the situation.

CNN Politics
Jan 21, 2020

Catching up? Key moments from the first day
The Senate impeachment trial of President Donald Trump has begun. Here's what happened today that you need to know.

CNN Politics
Jan 21, 2020

McConnell tried to rush Trump's impeachment trial, but Republican senators said not so fast
At the weekly Republican lunch on Tuesday, just before the historic impeachment trial of President Donald Trump began, multiple senators had concerns to share with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.

CNN Politics
Jan 21, 2020

See the impeachment trial pictures the Senate didn't want on TV
Press access to the Senate chamber for the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump has been severely restricted, and the only television coverage is through cameras controlled by the Senate itself.

CNN Politics
Jan 21, 2020

READ: Amendment to subpoena Mick Mulvaney


CNN Politics
Jan 21, 2020

US military says additional service members treated for injuries from Iranian strikes
US Central Command announced Tuesday that additional US troops who were serving a base in Iraq that was struck by Iranian missiles earlier this month have been transported to an American medical facility in Germany.

CNN Politics
Jan 21, 2020

Hillary Clinton clarifies that she will support the Democratic nominee -- even if it's Bernie Sanders
Hillary Clinton said Tuesday evening that she will support the Democratic Party's eventual presidential nominee, hours after an interview published in which the 2016 Democratic nominee declined to say whether she would endorse Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders if he wins the party's nomination in 2020.

CNN Politics
Jan 21, 2020

Inside the Republican lunch that slowed McConnell's plan to rush the impeachment trial
At the weekly Republican lunch on Tuesday, just before the historic impeachment trial of President Donald Trump began, multiple senators had concerns to share with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.

CNN Politics
Jan 21, 2020

The 2020 census started months early in this remote Alaskan fishing village
It's so cold that the ground is frozen in Toksook Bay.

CNN Politics
Jan 21, 2020

Senate impeachment trial: Republicans vote to kill Democratic amendments seeking documents
President Donald Trump's impeachment trial begins in earnest Tuesday with a heated debate over the rules, which Democrats charge are an attempt by Senate Republicans to zoom through the process while covering up evidence and ignoring witnesses.

CNN Politics
Jan 21, 2020

McConnell said in 1999 he would have voted for whatever the House managers wanted
Mitch McConnell said in 1999 he believed the Senate was entitled to witnesses in President Bill Clinton's impeachment trial and added that he would have voted to give House impeachment managers "whatever" they wanted.

CNN Politics
Jan 21, 2020

Trump tells the Senate one thing and courts another when it comes to witnesses
Donald Trump's personal attorneys on Tuesday attacked the House of Representatives for impeaching the President while not going to court to force some officials' testimony and for refusing to wait for federal court rulings on whether witnesses must testify.

CNN Politics
Jan 21, 2020

READ: Adam Schiff's opening statement at Senate impeachment trial


CNN Politics
Jan 21, 2020

READ: Schumer introduces amendment to subpoena State Department records


CNN Politics
Jan 21, 2020

The Point: Yes, things are worse now than ever before
President Donald Trump didn't create our deep political polarization. But he now runs a country divided more deeply than ever before by our partisan differences.

CNN Politics
Jan 21, 2020

In photos: President Trump's impeachment trial


CNN Politics
Jan 21, 2020

Senate impeachment trial: Republicans vote to table Schumer amendment seeking documents
President Donald Trump's impeachment trial begins in earnest Tuesday with a heated debate over the rules, which Democrats charge are an attempt by Senate Republicans to zoom through the process while covering up evidence and ignoring witnesses.

CNN Politics
Jan 21, 2020

Female lawmaker adds new accusations against Michigan senator accused of sexual harassment
A female Michigan state senator is adding to the sexual harassment allegations against a Republican lawmaker, accusing her male colleague on Tuesday of saying in 2018 that she was elected because of her looks as he inappropriately touched her.

CNN Politics
Jan 21, 2020

Fact-checking 3 pillars of the White House impeachment defense
The day before opening statements in the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump, his lawyers submitted a lengthy trial memorandum responding to the charges against him. Here are the facts around three of their main arguments in the President's defense.

CNN Politics
Jan 21, 2020

The American Dream is much easier to achieve in Canada


CNN Politics
Jan 21, 2020

READ: McConnell updates resolution setting the rules for Senate impeachment trial


CNN Politics
Jan 21, 2020

READ: Schumer amendment to subpoena White House materials


CNN Politics
Jan 21, 2020

CDC confirms first US case of Wuhan coronavirus
The United States has its first confirmed case of a new virus that appeared in Wuhan, China, last month, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced Tuesday. The virus has already sickened hundreds and killed six people in Asia.

CNN Politics
Jan 21, 2020

Senate impeachment trial kicks off with revised rules giving three days to each side for opening arguments
President Donald Trump's impeachment trial begins in earnest Tuesday with a heated debate over the rules, which Democrats charge are an attempt by Senate Republicans to zoom through the process while covering up evidence and ignoring witnesses.

CNN Politics
Jan 21, 2020

Trump and top administration officials run for impeachment cover in Davos
Making a quick escape to the Davos World Economic Forum in Switzerland, President Donald Trump brought with him a large delegation that includes his daughter and adviser Ivanka and son-in-law Jared Kushner as well as four Cabinet secretaries. But there was one subject that sent nearly all of those officials running for cover -- Trump's impeachment trial back in Washington.

CNN Politics
Jan 21, 2020

Senate impeachment trial kicks off with heated fight over rules
President Donald Trump's impeachment trial begins in earnest Tuesday with a heated debate over the rules, which Democrats charge are an attempt by Senate Republicans to zoom through the process while covering up evidence and ignoring witnesses.

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