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Oct 19, 2018

The 45 most bizarre lines from Donald Trump's wild Montana speech
President Donald Trump's sprint to the midterm elections continued Thursday night in Montana, where he appeared at a campaign rally to boost Republican Matt Rosendale's challenge against Democratic Sen. Jon Tester. Trump, as he often is when in front of crowds who rabidly support him, was in full voice -- savaging Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren and praising a Montana congressman who pleaded guilty to assaulting a political reporter. (Yes, you read that right.)

CNN Politics
Oct 19, 2018

Washington Post: Conservatives raising doubts about Khashoggi to protect Trump
Some conservatives have been peddling smears against missing Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi in an effort to cushion President Donald Trump from blowback over his handling of the situation with Saudi Arabia, The Washington Post reported Thursday.

CNN Politics
Oct 19, 2018

GOP Rep. Jason Lewis once mocked women who felt traumatized by unwanted touching
Republican Rep. Jason Lewis once mocked women who were traumatized by unwanted sexual advances, including those inappropriately kissed or who had their thighs touched, a CNN KFile review of his former radio show reveals.

CNN Politics
Oct 19, 2018

Trump claims (without evidence) that Dems are behind migrant caravan ahead of midterms
President Donald Trump, seizing upon a new migrant caravan approaching the US, sought to frame the midterm elections Thursday as a fight between Republicans who will defend the country and Democrats who would allow undeterred illegal immigration.

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Oct 19, 2018

US commander drew firearm in Kandahar attack
Gen. Scott Miller, the head of US and NATO forces in Afghanistan, drew his sidearm during an attack that erupted in a Kandahar compound Thursday, according to a coalition member with direct knowledge of what happened.

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Oct 19, 2018

Nikki Haley: 'Our opponents are not evil, they're just our opponents'
Outgoing US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said Thursday night that "our political opponents are not evil," a notable message of political unity at a time of searing political division.

CNN Politics
Oct 19, 2018

Manafort may learn Friday when he'll be sentenced
Paul Manafort, the Mueller investigation's top cooperator, may learn Friday when he'll be sentenced.

CNN Politics
Oct 19, 2018

Trump calls midterms 'an election of the caravan'
President Donald Trump, seizing upon a new migrant caravan approaching the US, sought to frame the midterm elections Thursday as a fight between Republicans who will defend the country and Democrats who would allow undeterred illegal immigration.

CNN Politics
Oct 19, 2018

Political GIFs of the week
Let's not waste time here. It's Friday and you've got a weekend to get to, so here's the week in review via GIFs, and the political stories that go with them.

CNN Politics
Oct 19, 2018

Why Trump doesn't want to punish Saudi Arabia
The Trump White House may have too much at stake to make Saudi Arabia pay a proportionate price for the apparent murder of Jamal Khashoggi.

CNN Politics
Oct 19, 2018

South Dakota hasn't had a Democratic governor in decades. Republicans fear that could change.
South Dakota voters haven't elected a Democrat as governor in more than 40 years. But Republicans in Washington and in the state have recently grown concerned that could change this year.

CNN Politics
Oct 19, 2018

Fusion GPS contractor Nellie Ohr faces lawmakers Friday
Nellie Ohr, the Fusion GPS contractor whose husband is a senior Justice Department official, faces congressional investigators on Friday who are expected to press her over the opposition research dossier on Donald Trump and Russia that Republicans and the President charge is at the heart of alleged DOJ misconduct during the 2016 election.

CNN Politics
Oct 18, 2018

Nikki Haley jokes at fundraising dinner: 'You wanted an Indian woman, but Elizabeth Warren failed her DNA test'
Outgoing United Nations Ambassador Nikki Haley joked Thursday during the annual Alfred E. Smith Memorial Foundation Dinner that the organizers had "wanted an Indian woman, but Elizabeth Warren failed her DNA test."

CNN Politics
Oct 18, 2018

Ambassador of Mexico says he doesn't know of deal with Trump to stop migrant caravan
Mexican Ambassador to the United States Geronimo Gutierrez on Thursday said he was not aware of a deal between the United States and Mexico to stop the Honduran migrant "caravan" fleeing north to the United States' southern border.

CNN Politics
Oct 18, 2018

Trump jokes about congressman assaulting reporter: 'Any guy who can do a body slam ... he's my guy'
President Donald Trump praised Montana Republican Rep. Greg Gianforte for assaulting a reporter during his campaign last May, saying "any guy who can do a body slam ... he's my guy" and made a gesture mimicking a body slam.

CNN Politics
Oct 18, 2018

Internal watchdog report: Interior secretary Ryan Zinke broke agency policy with wife's travel
The Department of Interior Inspector General found that Secretary Ryan Zinke and his wife violated policy for government travel and he considered making his wife a volunteer which would have allowed her to travel for free, according to a new report.

CNN Politics
Oct 18, 2018

President Trump holds a rally in Montana


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Oct 18, 2018

Beto O'Rourke on if he foresees a presidential run: 'It's a definitive no'
Rep. Beto O'Rourke said at a CNN town hall on Thursday that it's a "definitive no" when asked if he foresees himself one day running for president.

CNN Politics
Oct 18, 2018

Radio ad in Arkansas House race says 'white Democrats will be lynching black folk again'
A conservative group is running a radio ad in an Arkansas House race that says, "white Democrats will be lynching black folk again."

CNN Politics
Oct 18, 2018

Carly Fiorina says Trump's 'Horseface' insult has brought politics to 'a new low'
Former Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina on Thursday denounced Donald Trump's Twitter attack on Stormy Daniels earlier this week in which he referred to the adult film actress as "horseface."

CNN Politics
Oct 18, 2018

Beto O'Rourke says he still supports impeaching Trump
Texas Democratic Senate candidate Beto O'Rourke said at a CNN town hall Thursday night that he would still vote to impeach President Donald Trump.

CNN Politics
Oct 18, 2018

Trump: 'All Republicans' support pre-existing conditions, but White House policy says otherwise
President Donald Trump issued a warning to fellow Republicans to support coverage of pre-existing conditions with less than 20 days until the midterm elections.

CNN Politics
Oct 18, 2018

2018: The health care election
The best way to know what the two parties believe an election is actually about is to look at what TV ads they are running in the most competitive races in the country. Why? Because ads cost money. And parties don't waste money on ads they don't think will work.

CNN Politics
Oct 18, 2018

Hurricane Michael forces Florida to ease voting rules in hard-hit counties
State officials in Florida are scrambling to ease voting rules in the counties hardest hit by Hurricane Michael amid the closely watched races for US Senate and Florida governor to be decided on November 6.

CNN Politics
Oct 18, 2018

Beto O'Rourke takes questions at CNN town hall


CNN Politics
Oct 18, 2018

Dem calls on GSA administrator to testify about Trump's role in FBI HQ decision
Illinois Democratic Rep. Mike Quigley called on Thursday for General Services Administrator Emily Murphy to testify again about President Donald Trump's involvement in stopping the relocation of the FBI headquarters after a watchdog report said she "misled" Congress.

CNN Politics
Oct 18, 2018

Rosenstein to face lawmakers on Capitol Hill next week
Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein will speak to congressional leaders next week behind closed doors to address reports that he discussed wearing a wire to secretly record President Donald Trump and recruited Cabinet members to invoke the 25th Amendment to remove Trump from office.

CNN Politics
Oct 18, 2018

Rosenstein to face lawmakers sson Capitol Hill next week
Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein will speak to congressional leaders next week behind closed doors to address reports that he discussed wearing a wire to secretly record President Donald Trump and recruited Cabinet members to invoke the 25th Amendment to remove Trump from office.

CNN Politics
Oct 18, 2018

US folds diplomatic representation to the Palestinians into its Jerusalem Embassy
The United States announced Thursday it was merging its Consulate General in Jerusalem -- which provided diplomatic representation to the Palestinians -- with the US Embassy in Jerusalem, creating "a single diplomatic mission."

CNN Politics
Oct 18, 2018

Utah man charged for sending toxic letters to Trump, other admin officials
Federal authorities secured an indictment on Thursday against a man accused of sending threatening letters to top US officials, including a ricin-related threat to President Donald Trump.

CNN Politics
Oct 18, 2018

Why Donald Trump likes it when John Kelly and John Bolton fight
Even by White House standards, this scrap was reportedly a doozy.

CNN Politics
Oct 18, 2018

Interior Dept contradicts Ben Carson's announcement of new inspector general
A political appointee at the Department of Housing and Urban Development will not become the top watchdog at the Interior Department, an Interior spokeswoman said Thursday.

CNN Politics
Oct 18, 2018

Behind Mnuchin's reversal on Saudi trip
For a week, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin repeatedly offered the same, unwavering response when asked whether he would attend an investor conference in Saudi Arabia: Yes, unless something changes.

CNN Politics
Oct 18, 2018

Washington Post: Dave Brat tells inmates, 'You think you're having a hard time -- I've got $5 million in negative ads'
Virginia Republican Rep. Dave Brat drew parallels Wednesday between the campaign attack ads against him and the challenges faced by inmates at a Virginia prison, according to the Washington Post.

CNN Politics
Oct 18, 2018

Trump says 'it certainly looks' like Khashoggi is dead
President Donald Trump on Thursday said he believes Jamal Khashoggi is dead, more than two weeks after the Saudi journalist entered a Saudi consulate in Turkey never to be seen again.

CNN Politics
Oct 18, 2018

Mueller's not being pressured but is expected to wind down his probe by year's end, source says
Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein has not given special counsel Robert Mueller a certain date by which everything must be completed, but the expectation is that the probe will wind down by the end of the year, according to a source familiar with the investigation in the Justice Department.

CNN Politics
Oct 18, 2018

Jimmy Carter: Kavanaugh's confirmation to Supreme Court a 'very serious mistake'
Former President Jimmy Carter said Wednesday that he believes Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanuagh is "unfit" to serve on the highest court in the land.

CNN Politics
Oct 18, 2018

Harris proposes tax breaks bill for middle-class Americans
Democratic Sen. Kamala Harris, a potential 2020 presidential candidate, proposed new legislation on Thursday aiming to provide tax breaks for low- and middle-class Americans.

CNN Politics
Oct 18, 2018

Michael Bloomberg slams Trump's trade policies in South Carolina
Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg came out swinging against President Donald Trump's trade policies Thursday at an appearance alongside Democratic Rep. Jim Clyburn in South Carolina.

CNN Politics
Oct 18, 2018

Bolton and Kelly get into heated shouting match sparking resignation fears
A heated argument in the West Wing between chief of staff John Kelly and national security adviser John Bolton over a recent surge in border crossings turned into a shouting match Thursday, two sources familiar with the argument told CNN.

CNN Politics
Oct 18, 2018

Cohn says Trump shouldn't comment on independent agencies
Former National Economic Council director Gary Cohn said on Thursday he doesn't think President Donald Trump should comment on independent agencies, after the President's repeated comments bashing the Federal Reserve.

CNN Politics
Oct 18, 2018

US investigating Pennsylvania Catholic Church
The Department of Justice has subpoenaed at least two Catholic dioceses in the state of Pennsylvania as part of an investigation into abuse by priests.

CNN Politics
Oct 18, 2018

Justice Dept asks Supreme Court to put climate change lawsuit on hold
The Justice Department filed an emergency petition Thursday asking the Supreme Court to put on hold a federal lawsuit by youths who say the federal government has failed to act to curb climate change.

CNN Politics
Oct 18, 2018

The Point: Paul Manafort is spending A LOT of time with Robert Mueller these days
Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort and special counsel Robert Mueller have been spending a whole lot of time together of late, according to CNN's Katelyn Polantz and Evan Perez. The duo write:

CNN Politics
Oct 18, 2018

Former GOP rep poses with wooden Native American statue to mock Elizabeth Warren
Former Utah Republican Rep. Jason Chaffetz posted a photo of himself Thursday with a wooden Native American statue in an attempt to mock Massachusetts Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren.

CNN Politics
Oct 18, 2018

Trump is threatening to cut foreign aid over the new migrant caravan. Here's what's at stake
President Trump hasn't minced words in his tweets over a new migrant caravan moving through Central America and heading for the United States.

CNN Politics
Oct 18, 2018

Mnuchin not participating in Saudi conference
Three more top finance ministers -- in Britain, France and Holland -- have withdrawn from a high-profile investor conference in Saudi Arabia amid growing controversy over dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi's disappearance and apparent killing.

CNN Politics
Oct 18, 2018

Top Afghan police chief killed, 2 Americans wounded in Kandahar attack
The powerful police chief of Kandahar province in Afghanistan was killed Thursday in an attack following a security meeting with the top US commander in the city, three Afghan officials told CNN.

CNN Politics
Oct 18, 2018

Arizona Senate candidate Kyrsten Sinema: Hard to say I'm a 'proud' Democrat
Arizona Senate candidate Kyrsten Sinema said Wednesday it's hard for her to say she's proud to be a Democrat and acknowledged that her television advertisements intentionally don't mention her party affiliation.

CNN Politics
Oct 18, 2018

Mnuchin says decision on Saudi conference coming 'very soon'
Three more top finance ministers -- in Britain, France and Holland -- have withdrawn from a high-profile investor conference in Saudi Arabia amid growing controversy over dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi's disappearance and apparent killing.

CNN Politics
Oct 18, 2018

Tennessee Senate race: Bredesen and Blackburn deadlocked in new poll
The race to be the next senator from Tennessee is deadlocked.

CNN Politics
Oct 18, 2018

Pompeo tells Trump Saudis need more time on Khashoggi probe
President Donald Trump is set to meet with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo Thursday to discuss Jamal Khashoggi, the journalist whose suspected murder has created a crisis that threatens the President's foreign policy priorities and is drawing attention to his potential conflicts of interest with Saudi Arabia.

CNN Politics
Oct 18, 2018

Trump more involved in stopping FBI HQ move than previously known, emails show
President Donald Trump was more instrumental than previously known in scrapping plans to move the FBI headquarters out of Washington to the DC suburbs, according to newly released internal government emails.

CNN Politics
Oct 18, 2018

Woman named as abuse survivor by Heitkamp campaign says 'the damage is done'
A women who was identified without her permission as a survivor of abuse in a campaign ad for Democratic Sen. Heidi Heitkamp said Thursday she doesn't know what the senator "could do that would make it better."

CNN Politics
Oct 18, 2018

Trump and Pompeo to meet as Khashoggi fallout grows
President Donald Trump is set to meet with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo Thursday to discuss Jamal Khashoggi, the journalist whose suspected murder has created a crisis that threatens the President's foreign policy priorities and is drawing attention to his potential conflicts of interest with Saudi Arabia.

CNN Politics
Oct 18, 2018

Washington Post publishes 'last piece' by missing Saudi journalist Khashoggi
The Washington Post has published what the newspaper describes as the "last piece" written by missing Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, who was allegedly killed and dismembered in his country's consulate in Istanbul earlier this month.

CNN Politics
Oct 18, 2018

Trump to meet with Pompeo as Khashoggi crisis engulfs White House
President Donald Trump will meet Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Thursday as the White House struggles to contain a spiraling crisis over a journalist's apparent death at a Saudi consulate.

CNN Politics
Oct 18, 2018

A more aggressive Beto O'Rourke races the clock in Texas
Beto O'Rourke is running out of time.

CNN Politics
Oct 18, 2018

Michelle Obama and the Clintons are touring music venues. Talk is no longer cheap
The political book tour is going rock star-level big, and you don't even need a book to go on one.

CNN Politics
Oct 18, 2018

From Trump's protector to enemy: Michael Cohen's extraordinary transformation
Michael Cohen, Donald Trump's longtime protector and former attorney, now wants to be the man to take down the President.

CNN Politics
Oct 18, 2018

Trump's willing to carry Republicans ... unless they lose
Don't expect Donald Trump to cop to a "thumpin' " or a "shellacking" if the midterm elections turn into a triumph for Democrats.

CNN Politics
Oct 18, 2018

Billionaire Tom Steyer to donate another $2 million to Andrew Gillum in Florida governor's race
Billionaire philanthropist turned political activist Tom Steyer has already made a big investment in the 2018 election, but in the closing days of the campaign, Steyer has picked his favorite candidate and is pulling out all the stops.

CNN Politics
Oct 17, 2018

Liberal group staffer arrested after allegedly forcefully grabbing GOP campaign manager
An employee for a prominent liberal group was arrested on Tuesday after being accused of forcefully grabbing the arm of a GOP campaign manager for Nevada Attorney General Adam Laxalt, an American Bridge official told CNN.

CNN Politics
Oct 17, 2018

Dianne Feinstein opponent De León, in only debate, says California needs 'new voice'
Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein debated a general election opponent for the first time in nearly two decades on Wednesday night, with her challenger, California State Sen. Kevin de León, arguing forcefully that it was time for new leadership in Washington to spearhead the resistance against President Donald Trump.

CNN Politics
Oct 17, 2018

Don McGahn out as White House counsel, sources say
Sources say Wednesday was White House counsel Don McGahn's final day at the White House.

CNN Politics
Oct 17, 2018

Pompeo warns Saudi prince his future as king is in peril over Khashoggi, source says
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's smiling photo op with Saudi Arabia's crown prince disguised the reality of a blunt, tough meeting in which the top US diplomat told the royal his future as king depends on his handling of Jamal Khashoggi's suspected murder.

CNN Politics
Oct 17, 2018

Biden hopes Democrats don't impeach Trump right away
Former Vice President Joe Biden said he hopes Democrats do not impeach President Donald Trump right away if they take control of the House, arguing they should wait until the conclusion of special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation to determine their approach.

CNN Politics
Oct 17, 2018

The Point: Joe's gonna go (probably)
If you are into political tea leaf reading -- and I VERY MUCH am -- then it's hard to see how Joe Biden has spent his fall as anything but clear evidence that, unless something big changes, he's going to run for president in 2020.

CNN Politics
Oct 17, 2018

EPA ices plan to limit how many health-related studies can be considered in forming regulations
The Environmental Protection Agency has put on ice a proposal that would limit the number of health-related studies the agency can consider when drafting regulations -- a rule critics worried would loosen health protections in agency policies.

CNN Politics
Oct 17, 2018

Wall Street Journal: Rod Rosenstein says Mueller investigation is 'appropriate and independent'
Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein defended special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia probe Wednesday as "appropriate and independent," the Wall Street Journal reports.

CNN Politics
Oct 17, 2018

Mueller's quiet period has not been very quiet
Ever since reaching a deal with special counsel Robert Mueller, Paul Manafort has kept the Russia prosecutors busy.

CNN Politics
Oct 17, 2018

The Point: Republicans' hypocrisy on the US deficit is stunning, even in Washington
Who'd have thought 10 years ago that Paul Ryan, the young and energetic warrior wonk proselytizing about the danger of budget deficits and the national debt, would be leaving office in 2019 having overseen one of the largest deficit increases in history?

CNN Politics
Oct 17, 2018

Paul Ryan warns of 'green wave' of money for Democrats
House Speaker Paul Ryan pointed to a "green wave" of money that Democrats have infused into the midterm elections, telling a crowd of Republican supporters on Wednesday that "this is our challenge."

CNN Politics
Oct 17, 2018

Washington Post: September was highest month on record for Border Patrol arrests of family members
Border Patrol agents arrested 16,658 family members in September, marking the highest such total for any month, The Washington Post reported Wednesday.

CNN Politics
Oct 17, 2018

The Point: Trump is getting ready to throw Republicans under the bus
In a very wild interview with the Associated Press earlier this week, President Donald Trump said something that should make every Republican in Congress a little skittish.

CNN Politics
Oct 17, 2018

With new counsel on board, White House braces for post-election fights
President Donald Trump's pick to fill the job of White House counsel is an indication the White House is preparing for possible post-election legal brawls with Democrats over everything from the findings of special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation to possible impeachment if Democrats take over the House of Representatives.

CNN Politics
Oct 17, 2018

US flies B-52s near contested Islands amid China tensions
Two US B-52 bombers flew near contested islands in the South China Sea Tuesday according to a statement from Pacific Air Forces.

CNN Politics
Oct 17, 2018

Warren and Sanders demand answers from Amazon on alleged union-busting
Amazon just raised its minimum wage to $15, but that's not enough for some progressive politicians.

CNN Politics
Oct 17, 2018

Democrats still dominating the midterm airwaves
As of Monday, Democrats and their allies are still dominating most of the campaign airwaves in key House races across the country.

CNN Politics
Oct 17, 2018

'He was always leading': Vietnam veteran to receive Medal of Honor
More than 50 years after his extraordinary heroism during the Vietnam War, Sergeant Major (Ret.) John Canley will be awarded with the Medal of Honor Wednesday at the White House.

CNN Politics
Oct 17, 2018

The Forecast: Democrats aren't closing the deal in must-win Senate races
House forecast: Democrats will win 228 seats (and the House majority) while Republicans will win just 207 seats. A Democratic win of 205 seats and 263 seats is within the margin of error.

CNN Politics
Oct 17, 2018

Khashoggi disappearance prompts Kushner retreat from Saudi frontlines
Facing scrutiny for cultivating close ties with Saudi Arabia's powerful and domineering crown prince, Jared Kushner has remained intentionally in the background this week as West Wing officials feared a more public role would prompt backlash, multiple people familiar with the matter say.

CNN Politics
Oct 17, 2018

The Point: Donald Trump is getting ready to throw Republicans under the bus
In a very wild interview with the Associated Press earlier this week, President Donald Trump said something that should make every Republican in Congress a little skittish.

CNN Politics
Oct 17, 2018

Heidi Heitkamp's campaign mistakenly named them as abuse survivors. Now they want answers.
The women incorrectly identified as survivors of "domestic violence, sexual assault, or rape" in an open letter from Sen. Heidi Heitkamp's re-election campaign to her Republican opponent Rep. Kevin Cramer are "beyond furious," "confused" and "upset."

CNN Politics
Oct 17, 2018

Michael Cohen meets with prosecutors investigating Trump's family business, charity
Michael Cohen and his attorney met Wednesday with a group of state and federal law enforcement officials investigating various aspects of President Donald Trump's family business and charitable organization, according to people familiar with the meeting.

CNN Politics
Oct 17, 2018

Trump has huge influence over Americans' midterm votes
The number of voters who said that the President is a factor in their vote for Congress this year is the highest it's been for any midterm election since Pew began tracking the question in 1982 during Ronald Reagan's first term.

CNN Politics
Oct 17, 2018

Sen. John Kennedy: We've all said things like 'horseface'
Republican Sen. John Kennedy responded to President Donald Trump calling adult film actress Stormy Daniels "horseface" by saying Wednesday that "we've all done something like that before" but that "there are some things that a President shouldn't say."

CNN Politics
Oct 17, 2018

Mnuchin to decide by Thursday on Saudi visit
Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said he'll make a decision Thursday on whether to attend an investor conference in Saudi Arabia later this month, amid growing controversy over dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi's disappearance and apparent killing.

CNN Politics
Oct 17, 2018

John Roberts touts collegiality, but Supreme Court's record suggests otherwise
In the wake of the divisive Brett Kavanaugh hearings, Chief Justice John Roberts on Tuesday tried to assure the public that the US Supreme Court serves the whole country, not one political party over another, and that it is committed to collegiality.

CNN Politics
Oct 17, 2018

Trump asks Cabinet secretaries for 5% budget cut
President Donald Trump on Wednesday instructed every agency secretary in his Cabinet to cut 5% from their budget for next year.

CNN Politics
Oct 17, 2018

Republican senator: Khashoggi disappearance won't be 'swept under the rug'
Republican Sen. Ben Sasse of Nebraska tells CNN that the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi will not be "swept under the rug," and that he believes there should be an "international investigation" into what happened.

CNN Politics
Oct 17, 2018

McConnell predicts no shutdown over the border wall, warns of a 'challenge' to US-Saudi relations
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell confidently predicted Wednesday that there would not be a year-end government shutdown and warned that the apparent murder of a journalist is "really going to challenge" the Saudi-US relationship -- all the while avoiding any criticism of President Donald Trump, whether it was about Trump's handling of the crisis in Saudi Arabia or his tweets insulting the appearance of a female porn star.

CNN Politics
Oct 17, 2018

The 40 most outrageous lines in Donald Trump's Associated Press interview
As part of a media blitz leading up to the 2018 midterm election, President Donald Trump sat down with the Associated Press for a wide-ranging interview. (Sidebar: Are there any other kinds of interviews? Like a narrow-ranging interview?) It was Trump at his most Trump-y, as the President bragged and belittled in equal measure all while demonstrating his now well-known disregard for facts.

CNN Politics
Oct 17, 2018

Admin wants to bring DACA case back to Supreme Court quickly with Kavanaugh in
With Brett Kavanaugh on the bench, the Justice Department signaled on Wednesday that it wants to expedite lawsuits concerning Trump administration positions through the lower courts in order to get them before the Supreme Court's newly formed five-justice conservative majority.

CNN Politics
Oct 17, 2018

Mattis and his Chinese counterpart to meet following canceled talks
Secretary of Defense James Mattis and China's Defense Minister Wei Fenghe are set to meet this week after talks between the two were canceled at the end of last month.

CNN Politics
Oct 17, 2018

South Carolina is the center of the political universe for 2020 Democratic prospects
Some of the biggest names in Democratic politics are descending on South Carolina in the final weeks of the midterms, introducing themselves to voters and operatives in a state that will be crucial in the party's 2020 presidential primary.

CNN Politics
Oct 17, 2018

Republicans hold judicial nominations hearing amid recess and Democratic objections
Republicans continued their push to solidify a conservative hold on the nation's judicial branch by holding a sparsely attended Senate hearing on Wednesday that all Democrats -- and even a few GOP members -- chose to skip.

CNN Politics
Oct 17, 2018

Obama takes on '7 excuses not to vote'
Former President Barack Obama is urging young voters to get to the polls next month in a new video that "tackles seven commonly made excuses for not voting."

CNN Politics
Oct 17, 2018

Trump administration moves to stop subsidizing Chinese mail
The Trump administration is moving to raise postage rates for foreign companies that ship packages to the United States.

CNN Politics
Oct 17, 2018

Treasury official charged with leaking docs related to Russia, Manafort
A senior official in the Treasury Department was arrested and charged Wednesday with disclosing sensitive financial transaction reports pertaining to multiple entities tied to President Donald Trump and Russia, including former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort, to a reporter.

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