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Why Steve King's spin on his 'white supremacist' comments just doesn't work

In the wake of his House Republican colleagues stripping Iowa GOP Congressman Steve King's committee assignm...

Alleged blacklister 'Vino Vixen' out at State

Mari Stull, the wine blogger lobbyist turned Trump administration appointee who is under investigation for a...

Judge denies requests for pay from workers affected by shutdown

A federal judge on Tuesday denied a request from a federal employees union to require the government to pay ...

The political life of 'Hamilton' star in Chicago

The star of Chicago's production of "Hamilton," Miguel Cervantes, said he was "ignorant to any sort of racis...

Former Pepsi CEO tops White House shortlist for World Bank

Trump administration officials, including the President's daughter Ivanka Trump, will begin interviewing can...

Karen Pence painting a new second lady role

Karen Pence is adding a little color to her life; the second lady returned to the classroom as an art teache...

Whitaker agrees to testify before House Judiciary Committee

Acting Attorney General Matt Whitaker has agreed to testify before the House Judiciary Committee early next ...

DC craft brewery sues, says shutdown may hurt new beer sales

A Washington, DC-based craft brewery sued the Trump administration on Tuesday over the ongoing shutdown it s...

Democrats decline White House meeting on shutdown: 'It's kind of a mess'

The White House sent invitations to a bipartisan group of lawmakers for a meeting Tuesday afternoon aimed at...

2020 prospects Booker, Harris, Klobuchar grill Trump's AG nominee in Senate confirmation hearing

Three potential 2020 presidential candidates went on the attack against President Donald Trump -- and previe...

House votes to reject white supremacy after Steve King's comments

The House of Representatives, by a vote of 424 to 1, approved Tuesday a resolution rejecting white supremacy...

Read: Mueller filing on Manafort, Kilimnik

A 31-page filing from special counsel Robert Mueller Tuesday gives an ...

North Carolina 9th District election dispute grinds through courts

A Superior Court judge in North Carolina has set a hearing in a lawsuit filed by Republican candidate Mark H...

Trump AG nominee William Barr: 'I will not be bullied'

President Donald Trump's attorney general nominee, William Barr, repeatedly sought to reassure senators Tues...

IRS orders 36,000 furloughed employees to return to work without pay

The Internal Revenue Service is bringing back tens of thousands of additional federal employees with less th...

Senate Republicans break with Trump on Russia sanctions

In a rebuke to the Trump administration on Russia, 11 Senate Republicans joined with Democrats to advance a ...

Dem Rep. Delgado: Trump's wall 'antiquated solution to border security'

Democratic Rep. Antonio Delgado has smashed...

DNC no longer listed as partner for 2019 edition of Women's March

The Democratic National Committee appears to have pulled out from partnering with the organizers of the Wome...

White non-college Americans move away from Trump during shutdown

During the longest government shutdown in US history, President Donald Trump has been losing support among t...

What the Brexit failure reveals about our current morass

On Tuesday night, British Prime Minister Theresa May's plan to usher her country out of the European Union -...

Interior brings back employees during shutdown to work on oil-drilling land sales

The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management is bringing back employees who were furloughed to work on sales of lan...

GOP lawmakers in 2 states want to spend state funds on Trump's border wall

A Republican Montana state senator and Republican delegates from West Virginia plan to introduce measures to...

Barr pledges 'transparency' on Mueller report, but questions and loopholes remain

Attorney General nominee William Barr promised Tuesday that he would "provide as much transparency as I can"...

Mueller confirms Kilimnik a focus of grand jury investigation

Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort spoke to a federal grand jury last fall about his communication...

Sherrod Brown launches early state tour as he considers presidential bid

Sen. Sherrod Brown, an Ohio Democrat weighing a run for president, announced Tuesday he will launch a listen...

Kirsten Gillibrand enters 2020 presidential race

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand entered the 2020 presidential race on Tuesday, telling Stephen Colbert that she was ...

Only lawmaker to vote against Steve King resolution: 'Not worth the paper that it was written on'

The lone member of the House of Representatives who voted against a resolution rejecting white supremacy and...

What isn't getting done at the Department of Homeland Security during the shutdown

While the majority of Department of Homeland Security employees are working without pay during the partial g...

US report says rapidly modernizing Chinese military has set sights on Taiwan

Over the last few years China has made a series of ambitious military reforms and acquired new technology as...

Trump caters fast food for Clemson Tigers

President Trump said he is personally paying for the meals provided to Clemson for their White House visit due to the government shutdown. Trump told reporters that he is serving "McDonalds, Wendy's and Burger King with some pizza."

Trump has a record of deference to Russia

CNN's Brian Todd explores President Donald Trump's relationship with Russia after a New York Times report revealed the FBI previously opened an inquiry into whether or not the president was benefitting Russia in some way.

Trump: Keep immigrants who work the farms

During a speech to the American Farm Bureau Federation, President Donald Trump said that we need to build the wall to "keep the wrong ones" out, but Trump says he will make it easier for migrants who help farmers to become citizens.

Barr: Vitally important Mueller finishes investigation

Attorney general nominee William Barr says he would allow special counsel Robert Mueller to finish his report, and that the public and Congress would be allowed to see the results.

Barr: Mueller is not on a witch hunt

Attorney general nominee William Barr told the Senate Judiciary Committee that he does not believe special counsel Robert Mueller would be involved in a witch hunt.

Barr: US needs a barrier system at the border

Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) asked President Trump's nominee for attorney general Bill Barr if he felt that a border wall would help America's drug problems.

Democrats decline White House meeting on shutdown

The White House sent invitations to a bipartisan group of lawmakers for a meeting aimed at finding a solution to ending the government shutdown -- now in its 25th day as the longest in US history -- but no Democrats are expected to attend. CNN's Kaitlan Collins reports.

Court filing backs claim Manafort lied to investigators

In a heavily redacted court filing, special counsel Robert Mueller revealed factual evidence to back the accusation that Paul Manafort lied to investigators about his communication with his longtime Russian associate Konstantin Kilimnik when he was supposed to be cooperating.

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand enters 2020 presidential race

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand entered the 2020 presidential race on Tuesday, telling Stephen Colbert that she was forming an exploratory committee just days before she heads to the critical state of Iowa. CNN's Athena Jones reports.

Supreme Court bolsters law aimed at enhancing sentences for repeat offenders of serious crimes

The Supreme Court on Tuesday bolstered a federal law aimed at enhancing sentences for repeat offenders of se...

Dems might subpoena Trump interpreters

Democratic lawmakers are discussing whether to make the interpreters in President Donald Trump's meetings with Russian President Vladimir Putin appear before them to learn what transpired amid reports the President has worked to keep the content of his huddles with Putin a secret.

Democrats face the age old question in 2020

Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer didn't do any favors for Joe Biden with their televised response to President...

Former FBI General Counsel James Baker under criminal investigation

Former FBI General Counsel James Baker is under criminal investigation for leaks, according to new informati...

Mueller says Gates' cooperation continues, a possible sign investigation isn't done yet

Special counsel Robert Mueller's work does not appear to be done yet.Mueller's team and defense attor...

Rand Paul to travel to Canada for hernia surgery

Republican Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky will travel to Canada for surgery related to an attack he sustained by...

Barr describes his meeting with Trump in 2017

William Barr, President Donald Trump's nominee to be attorney general, on Tuesday described a 2017 meeting w...

85 (and counting) very real direct effects of the partial government shutdown

Here is a list from CNN reporting and other news outlets of the ways, large and small, that the partial gove...

Donald Trump's epic fast food picture is perfectly Trumpian

On Monday night, President Donald Trump hosted the Clemson University football team at the White House to ce...

Federal judge strikes down effort to add citizenship question to Census

A federal judge in New York has struck down the ...

Steve King stripped of committee assignments

Republican Rep. Steve King of Iowa has been removed from committee assignments following racist remarks, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy announced.

Trump considering recognizing Venezuelan opposition leader as legitimate President

President Donald Trump is considering recognizing Venezuela's opposition leader as the legitimate president ...

Analyst: What's the difference between King and Trump?

CNN political analyst Kirsten Powers responds to President Trump saying he hasn't been following news surrounding recent comments from Rep. Steve King (R-IA), which were sympathetic to white supremacists.

New York Times: Trump raised withdrawing the US from NATO several times in 2018

In 2018, President Donald Trump privately raised the threat multiple times of withdrawing the United States ...

Trump sends letter to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un

A letter was delivered from US President Donald Trump to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un over the weekend, a...

McConnell, Romney condemn Steve King's remarks

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Senator Mitt Romney (R-UT) rebuked comments Rep. Steve King (R-IA) made to The New York Times that were sympathetic to white supremacists.

White House looks to pick off Democrats to shake up shutdown stalemate, even as party remains united

Gridlocked about how to end the longest shutdown in US history, the White House is reaching out to rank-and-...

Steve King removed from committee assignments following racist comments

Republican Rep. Steve King of Iowa has been removed from committee assignments following racist remarks, Hou...

New York Times: Trump inaugural committee spending dwarfed money raised for Bush, Obama inaugurations

President Donald Trump's inaugural committee spent around $100 million on the President's 2017 inauguration ...

Extended stay at border likely for US troops after Pentagon approves additional support

The Pentagon has approved additional military support for the Department of Homeland Security on the souther...

Trump has boxed himself in on the shutdown with nowhere to go

New polling indicates that President Donald Trump does not have a winning option to get out of this partial ...

Senate takes on man to decide Mueller probe fate

Attorney general nominee William Barr's Senate confirmation hearing Tuesday is expected to be a highly charg...

Source: Trump won't budge 'even an inch' in wall fight

CNN's Kaitlan Collins reports from New Orleans where President Trump said today, when it comes to the safety of Americans, "I will never, ever back down".

Camerota on Trump: This news is mind blowing

CNN's Alisyn Camerota reacts to Washington Post reporting that there are no records of five personal meetings President Donald Trump had with Russian President Vladimir Putin, calling it "mind blowing."

Barr sent or discussed controversial memo with Trump lawyers

Attorney General nominee William Barr shared a controversial memo last year with nearly all of President Don...

Democrats ratchet up pressure on Republicans over Trump's Russia policy

Senate Republican leaders are facing serious concerns from rank-and-file members about a Democratic bill tha...

Speculation on Trump-Putin 'conspiracy' bears 'no relation to reality,' Kremlin says

The Kremlin has slammed speculation that US President Donald Trump conspired with Russian President Vladimir...

William Barr's Senate confirmation hearing: What to watch

Over 25 years ago, Joe Biden, then the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, endorsed the confirmation...

Attorney General nominee says Mueller should be allowed to finish report

In prepared testimony, Attorney General nominee William Barr said it's "vitally important" Robert Mueller complete his investigation.

5 numbers that prove the Mueller probe isn't a 'big fat hoax'

On Monday, after a report in The New York Times that the FBI opened a counterintelligence investigation in 2...

Democrats mull subpoenas for interpreters amid reports of Trump secrecy about Putin

Democratic lawmakers are discussing how to make the interpreters in President Donald Trump's meetings with R...

Bernstein: Trump helped Putin destabilize US

Veteran journalist Carl Bernstein discusses a report by the Washington Post that says President Donald Trump tried to hide his conversations with Russian President Vladimir Putin from senior officials in his own administration.

Bipartisan group of senators find 'rough going' trying to reopen the government

More than a dozen senators met Monday evening in a bipartisan effort to talk their way out of the government...

Report estimates more than 42,000 immigration hearings canceled due to shutdown

More than 40,000 immigration hearings have been canceled because of the partial government shutdown, accordi...

Airports around the country feel the shutdown pinch as TSA callouts cause growing lines

Long lines and staffing issues have hit airports around the country as the partial government shutdown is in...

Trump's legal team rebuffed request for Mueller interview in recent weeks

President Donald Trump's legal team rebuffed special counsel Robert Mueller's request in recent weeks for an...

House to vote on resolution disapproving of Steve King's comments on white nationalism

Rep. Jim Clyburn, the number three Democrat in the House, introduced Monday a resolution disapproving of Iow...

GOP Rep. Dusty Johnson talks shutdown, 'difficult environment' on Hill

Just a few weeks into the job, South Dakota Rep. ...

House Judiciary chair demands info from Trump administration on family separations

House Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler has requested numerous documents and communications related to the adm...

Stormy Daniels sues Columbus, Ohio, police over arrest at strip club

Stormy Daniels is suing several members of the Columbus, Ohio, police department's vice unit for civil right...

Trump keeps mum on King's comments while separately stoking racism

President Donald Trump said Monday that he hasn't been following news surrounding Iowa Republican Rep. ...

House GOP leader: 'Action will be taken' after King's white supremacy comment

The top Republican in the House vowed Sunday that "action will be taken" after Iowa GOP Rep. Steve King's re...

Trump's changes to contraceptive coverage mandate blocked nationwide

The Trump administration's efforts to weaken Obamacare's contraceptive coverage mandate hav...

Trump lashes out everywhere amid Russia scrutiny

President Donald Trump emerged into the frigid air on Monday after a snowy weekend spent indoors and unleas...

Bernie Sanders to meet with former campaign staffers about 2016 harassment issues

Sen. Bernie Sanders will meet on Wednesday with former staff members who alleged they faced harassment and s...

Trump speaks with Erdogan after threatening to 'devastate' Turkey's economy

President Donald Trump and Turkish leader Recep Tayyip Erdoğan discussed "ongoing cooperation in Syria as U...

Sanders apologizes to women on 2016 campaign who were 'harassed or mistreated'

Sen. Bernie Sanders apologized again on Thursday to the women who have come forward in recent weeks to alleg...

The Killers release political song 'Land of the Free' with video by Spike Lee

The Killers cover political topics from the border wall to mass incarceration on their new song "Land of the...

The first government shutdown was more recent than you might think

In case you missed it, we are now in the midst of the ...

Another migrant caravan prepares to leave from Honduras

Months after a migrant caravan sparked a fury of tweets from President Donald Trump and the eventual deploym...

Gabbard taking heat over past anti-gay comments

CNN's KFile discovered Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI), who announced she is running for president in 2020, touted working for her father's anti-gay organization in the early 2000s, which mobilized to pass a measure against same-sex marriage in Hawaii and promoted controversial conversion therapy.

What's taking the Supreme Court so long to act on hot-button cases?

For two weeks in a row, the Supreme Court has met behind closed doors in its ornate conference room to pore ...

Some DHS employees speak out in opposition to the shutdown

As the partial government shutdown wrapped up its third week, some employees and unions within the Departmen...

Florida Rep. Alcee Hastings says he is being treated for pancreatic cancer

Florida Rep. Alcee Hastings announced Monday that he is being treated for pancreatic cancer and that he plan...

Avlon on Trump's Russia claim: Not true

CNN's John Avlon examines Trump's claim that he's tougher on Russia than any other president

FBI debated whether Trump followed Russia's direction

Transcripts of two FBI officials closed-door congressional interviews reveal agency officials were looking into President Trump's relationship with Russia.

Republicans are losing the shutdown blame game -- and they can't do anything about it

Imagine going to bed every night, having the same nightmare, waking up, hoping you will sleep peacefully the...

Trump's economic adviser compares shutdown to vacation

White House economic adviser Kevin Hassett discusses the government shutdown, claiming it benefits furloughed workers.

House Republicans vow action against Steve King

The top Republican in the House, Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA), vowed that "action will be taken" after Rep. Steve King's (IA-R) recent comment about white supremacy and white nationalism.

Trump 'not going to budge even 1 inch' on shutdown, source says

President Donald Trump is digging in his heels on his demand for a border wall as the shutdown enters its fo...

Mike Pompeo's long, strange tour through the Mideast

What a long, strange trip it has been. US Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, flew from the US to Jordan to Ira...

Trump: Obama took Biden off the 'trash heap'

President Donald Trump called Joe Biden "weak" and said he is not worried about a potential challenge from the former vice president in the 2020 presidential race, during a phone interview with Fox News' Jeanine Pirro.

Trump's Putin problem seizes the spotlight in a time of turmoil

A weekend of bombshells deepened the most intractable mystery of Donald Trump's presidency -- one that could...

Attorney General nominee says Mueller should be allowed to finish report

Attorney General nominee William Barr said that, if confirmed, ...

GOP Rep. Guy Reschenthaler: Shutdown 'never should have happened'

Republican Rep. Guy Reschenthaler is the fi...

READ: Attorney General nominee William Barr's prepared testimony

Attorney General nominee William Barr said that, if confirmed, he would let special counsel Robert Mueller f...

Government shutdown negotiations appear frozen in place

While Washington digs itself out of a weekend snow storm, negotiations for reopening the shuttered parts of ...

Supreme Court declines to hear challenge to Whitaker's appointment

The Supreme Court said Monday it wouldn't hear a challenge to acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker's app...

Cruz: People outside DC are not concerned with Russia investigation

There is a broad disconnect between Washington and the rest of the country over interest in the Russia inves...

Trump's economic adviser compares shutdown to vacation, says furloughed workers are 'better off'

White House economic adviser Kevin Hassett said furloughed federal workers who are not getting paid during ...

Transcripts detail how FBI debated whether Trump was 'following directions' of Russia

In the chaotic aftermath at the FBI following Director James Comey's firing, a half-dozen senior FBI officia...

Houston airport closed checkpoint Sunday due to 'staffing issues' stemming from government shutdown

A security checkpoint inside the George Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston closed Sunday evening due t...

Khashoggi's killers must be held to account, Pompeo tells Saudi crown prince

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told the Saudi king and crown prince Monday that the killers of journalist...

Trump threatens to 'devastate' Turkey's economy if they attack Kurds in Syria

President Donald Trump said Sunday the US would "devastate Turkey economically" if the NATO-allied country a...

Trump calls Joe Biden 'weak,' says Obama took him off the 'trash heap'

President Donald Trump called Joe Biden "weak" and said he is not worried about a potential challenge from t...

Judge halts Trump administration's weakening of Obamacare's contraceptive mandate

A California federal district court judge halted the Trump administration's weakening of Obamacare's contrac...

Texas sheriff: To hell with the wall right now

CNN's Gary Tuchman speaks with a sheriff who protects part of the southern border and says President Trump's border wall money should instead be spent on people and technology.

Bill de Blasio: 'A lot of moderate voices in the party' did not learn from 2016

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said Sunday that some moderate Democrats were wrong not to stake out a bo...

Tulsi Gabbard once touted working for anti-gay group that backed conversion therapy

Rep. Tulsi Gabbard in the early 2000s touted working for her father's anti-gay organization, which mobilized...

Trump lashed out at Mulvaney during meeting with Democrats

President Donald Trump lashed out at acting chief of staff Mick Mulvaney during a Situation Room meeting wit...

Polished Putin, tempestuous Trump are a contrast in foreign policy styles

Last year's Helsinki summit still seems to be paying dividends for Russian President Vladimir Putin.P...

Warner on shutdown: Trump boxed himself in a corner

Virginia Democratic Sen. Mark Warner predicts that observers will eventually believe President Donald Trump mishandled the standoff that has created the ongoing government shutdown.

De Blasio: Moderate Dems didn't learn from 2016

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said that some moderate Democrats were wrong not to stake out a bolder agenda following the party's national losses in 2016.

Warner: We don't know what Trump and Putin discussed

The top Democrat on the Senate Intelligence Committee bemoaned that the US government does not know what President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin discussed last year at their summit in Helsinki, Finland.

Will Trump speak out on Rep. King's controversial comments?

Republicans begin turning on Iowa Rep. Steve King, Black leaders in South Carolina wonder why Joe Biden isn't calling, the president appears in no rush to replace departed Cabinet members, and Mike Pence isn't winning many fans with his handling of the budget standoff. It's all on Inside Politics.

Wall Street Journal: White House requested plans last year from Pentagon to attack Iran

The White House's National Security Council asked the Pentagon last year for plans for launching a military ...

Debt? What debt? At $22 trillion, here's the argument the national debt doesn't matter

So much ink has been spilled for so long on the national debt, it might be nice if that $22 trillion plus on...

Will Trump speak out on Rep. King's controversial comments?

Here are the stories our panel of top political reporters will be watching for in the year ahead, in this we...

GOP senator says Trump declaration of national emergency wouldn't get wall built

A Republican senator warned on Sunday that if President Donald Trump declares a ...

Warner: 'History will show' Trump botched shutdown talks

Virginia Democratic Sen. Mark Warner predicted Sunday that observers will eventually believe President Donal...

Trump to Fox host: Most insulting thing I've ever been asked

Speaking to Fox News' Jeanine Pirro, President Donald Trump responds to two separate reports containing accusations against his involvement with Russia and President Vladimir Putin.

Top Intel Dem: US government 'does not know' what Trump and Putin discussed

The top Democrat on the Senate Intelligence Committee bemoaned on Sunday that the US government does not kno...

Trump says he had 'great conversation' with Putin, calls media reports 'nonsense'

President Donald Trump blasted recent reports by The Washington Post and The New York Times that raised ques...

FBI investigated how Trump's actions seemed to benefit Russia

At the same time the FBI opened a probe into President Donald Trump for possible obstruction of justice afte...

Washington Post: Trump concealed details from meetings with Putin

There are no detailed records of five personal meetings President Donald Trump has had with Russian Presiden...

Julian Castro announces 2020 presidential run

Former secretary of Housing and Urban Development Julian Castro announces that he will run for president in 2020.

Julian Castro announces presidential bid

Obama-era Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julian Castro has announced he will run for president in 2020.

Trump calls question on whether he ever worked for Russia 'insulting'

President Donald Trump on Saturday said the idea that he ever worked for Russia was "insulting," and he slam...

Julián Castro officially announces 2020 presidential bid

Former secretary of Housing and Urban Development Julián Castro officially announced his presidential bid i...

Elizabeth Warren makes her pitch for radical reform in Washington

Sen. Elizabeth Warren in her first visit to New Hampshire in more than two years made the case for radical r...

Congressional Black Caucus calls for removal of Rep. Steve King from committee assignments

The Congressional Black Caucus on Saturday condemned Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, and called on King's fellow Re...

Trump expected to ditch career diplomat and nominate former GOP congressman as Qatar ambassador

The White House is expected to pull the nomination of an experienced career diplomat for US ambassador to Qa...

Pompeo says he will meet with Saudi crown prince

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will meet with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and plans to address...

Former US ambassador to NATO: The United States is 'no longer the most important actor'

Former US ambassador to NATO and current president of the Chicago Council on Global Affairs, Ivo Daalder, sa...

This is the week the game changed in the Russia investigation

Over the last 96 hours, we've learned that not only was campaign chairman Paul Manafort sharing polling with...

Pompeo discusses US drawdown in Syria with Turkish counterpart

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo called his Turkish counterpart Saturday to discuss Syria, a conversation t...

Mother of journalist killed by ISIS concerned about Syria withdrawal

As the United States prepares to withdraw troops from Syria, the mother of a journalist murdered by ISIS is ...

NYT: FBI opened inquiry into whether Trump was working for Russia

CNN's John Berman talks with New York Times reporter Adam Goldman about the FBI investigation into President Trump working on the behalf of Russia.

Former Comey assistant breaks down NYT bombshell

The New York Times reports that law enforcement were so concerned when President Donald Trump fired FBI Director James Comey they saw fit to open an investigation. CNN's John Berman speaks with Josh Campbell, who is a former special assistant to Comey.

Tulsi Gabbard announces 2020 run

Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI) tells CNN's Van Jones she has decided to run for president in 2020 and will make a formal announcement in the near future.

Ocasio-Cortez fires back at party's criticism

Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is fighting back against criticism from her own party. CNN's Jason Carroll finds a new report says Democrats are looking for ways to rein in their newest member.

Due to TSA absences, Miami airport will temporarily close one concourse early for 3 days

Miami International Airport will close a concourse early for three days because of a shortage of Transportat...

Ocasio-Cortez's campaign fined by New York for not having workers' compensation coverage for a month

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's campaign was fined by the state of New York for not having required workers'...

Why Democrats may go hard left in 2020

First things first: The theme song of the week is the theme song to ...

Tim Scott smashes the black GOP 'bargain' over King

Black Republicans often make an unspoken bargain with their party: Don't talk about race/racism, and when an...

Baldwin: Shutdown is an 'American embarrassment'

CNN's Brooke Baldwin reacts to the 21st day of the government shutdown as negotiations continue to stall and hundreds of thousands of federal workers missed their first full paychecks.

Abrams meets with top Democrats about possible 2020 Senate bid

Georgia Democrat Stacey Abrams is discussing a possible run for one of Georgia's seats in the US Senate in 2...

Michael Cohen's big day may not be about Russia

The congressional testimony of President Donald Trump's ex-lawyer Michael Cohen is already set to be one of ...

Tapper: Shutdown complete and utter failure

CNN's Jake Tapper discusses the government shutdown at day 21, tying it with the longest government shutdown of all time, where nearly one million Americans did not receive a paycheck.

Tulsi Gabbard says she will run for president in 2020

Rep. Tulsi Gabbard said Friday she will run for president in 2020."I have decided to run and will be ...

Record shutdown is a massive Washington failure

President Donald Trump often boasts he's presiding over a record breaking presidency.Now he's got ano...

SE Cupp: Steve King 'is a cancer on the country'

CNN's SE Cupp rebukes Rep. Steve King (R-IA) after he appeared to lament that white supremacist comments are considered offensive.

As shutdown drags on, McConnell heads home to Kentucky, leaving Democrats angry

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell was not in the Capitol Friday, when some furloughed federal workers ...

Bloomberg: Trump supposed to represent entire country

Former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg discusses President Donald Trump and the ongoing government shutdown.

Current shutdown breaks record for longest government shutdown in US history

The ongoing partial government shutdown entered its 22nd day on Saturday, breaking the record to become the ...

This is the week Washington gave up completely

As you read this, senators and House members are either at home or on their way there. The government shutdo...

Washington Post: 30 federal workers accidentally paid despite shutdown before money is clawed back

About 30 furloughed federal employees were accidentally paid in an apparent glitch before the funds were rec...

Trump on federal workers' pain: 'I can relate'

President Trump said many of the federal workers who can't pay their bills agree with him "100%."

Steve King on criticism: I reject that ideology

Rep. Steve King (R-IA) issues a statement following accusations of supporting white supremacy.

Mike Bloomberg would self-fund potential 2020 campaign, setting up clash with other Democrats

Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg would self-fund his potential 2020 campaign, he told reporters on Fr...

How in the world is Steve King still in Congress?

Steve King is at it again.The Iowa Republican, who has repeatedly expressed xenophobic sentiment and ...

Trump Organization hires former White House ethics lawyer to handle Hill investigations

The Trump Organization has hired a former White House lawyer to assist with congressional inquiries into Pre...

Politico: Some House Dems upset with Ocasio-Cortez

Some House Democrats have been unhappy with progressive Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's resistance to fallin...

Trust in the government is extremely low. The shutdown probably won't help.

Only 18% of Americans said they could trust the government in Washington to do what's right "just about alwa...

Oprah to interview Beto O'Rourke in Times Square

Former Texas Rep. Beto O'Rourke will be interviewed by Oprah Winfrey on February 5 in Times Square.Th...

Pompeo's Mideast reset: New beginning or old cliché?

"Yes, we can!" an Egyptian friend bellowed over the phone to me after hearing Barack Obama's June 2009 speec...

US begins withdrawing some military equipment from Syria

The first US military ground equipment has been withdrawn from Syria in recent days, signaling the beginning...

HUD is trying to help thousands of low-income renters amid shutdown

The Department of Housing and Urban Development is hoping to find roughly $15 million to renew 170 contracts...

Trump's administration is riddled with vacancies

CNN's Abby Phillip reports on the large number of vacancies and temporary positions in President Trump's administration.

Blue states try to halt Trump's changes to contraceptive mandate

Democratic states are seeking to block new Trump administration rules that would make it harder for some wom...

TSA shortage closes Miami terminal

Miami International Airport will close a terminal early for three days because of a shortage of Transportation Security Administration screeners, an airport spokesman said. CNN's Rosa Flores reports.

Sen. Rick Scott lobbied Trump not to use Florida disaster money

Republican Sen. Rick Scott was just sworn into office on Tuesday, but by Thursday he was on the phone with P...

Unemployment claims by federal workers skyrocket

Friday was supposed to be payday -- but most of the 800,000 furloughed federal employees ...

Can Trump really declare emergency at border?

CNN's John Avlon takes a look at whether President Donald Trump can actually declare a national emergency at the US-Mexico border.

West Virginia Rep. Carol Miller: 'We have a crisis at the border'

West Virginia Rep. Carol Miller is in an in...

King not worried about backlash over racist comments as GOP silent over next steps

Rep. Steve King, the Iowa Republican who has a history of making racially inflammatory remarks, said Friday ...

He worked 64 hours this pay period. Here's what his pay stub looks like

The partial government shutdown is three weeks old, and it's gone on long enough for some of the 800,000 fed...

Tim Scott says Steve King's comments damage 'our nation as a whole'

The sole black Republican senator lambasted Republican Rep. Steve King, who has a history of making anti-imm...

GOP lawmaker faces bipartisan condemnation after lamenting white nationalist language being deemed 'offensive'

Republican Rep. Steve King -- who has long been a target for criticism because of his public comments on rac...

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez finds a Republican ally for legal pot

Two House millennials on opposite sides of the political spectrum have proved it's possible to find common g...

Trump holds off calling border emergency, says Congress should act

President Donald Trump said Friday he is ...

Furloughed worker receives empty pay stub

Tryshanda Moton, a furloughed federal worker, is starting to feel the effects of the partial government shutdown as she received her first empty pay stub.

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