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Joe Biden says age a 'totally legitimate' question if he were to run for office again

Former Vice President Joe Biden said a candidate's age is a "legitimate" issue in elections -- including if ...

Dem lawmaker apologizes for campaign ad

Sen. Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND) apologizes for a campaign ad that mistakenly identified women as abuse survivors.

Graham credits Trump for Supreme Court picks: 'This is all working out OK'

Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham expressed happiness Tuesday with President Donald Trump's successful nominati...

Sessions won't say if President has pressured him to resign

Attorney General Jeff Sessions dodged questions Tuesday over whether President Donald Trump has pressured hi...

Federal deficits are rising. Here's the whole story

There are two things that can expand a deficit: Decreased tax revenues and increased spending. Right now, we...

US deficit at highest level since 2012

The US government is running the largest budget deficit in 6 years. The US deficit rose to $779 billion in fiscal year 2018, up 17% from last year. CNN's Christine Romans reports.

U.S. budget deficit jumps 17%

Despite the president's campaign promise to lower it, the federal deficit has reached $779 billion.

Chief Justice: We speak for the Constitution

Chief Justice John Roberts referenced current events in an appearance in Minnesota, specifically alluding to the bitter and partisan confirmation battle surrounding Brett Kavanaugh's nomination to the Supreme Court and stressing that the judiciary "requires independence from the political branches."

Why New Jersey might shake up the Senate map

On Tuesday, something interesting -- and important -- happened in the battle for the Senate.Senate Ma...

Trump sides with Saudis as clamor grows over Khashoggi disappearance

President Donald Trump launched a concerted defense of Saudi Arabia for the disappearance and suspected murd...

Beto O'Rourke touts support from 'lifelong Republican' mom, but records show she has also backed Democrats

On the campaign trail, Rep. Beto O'Rourke has cast his mother, Melissa O'Rourke, as a lifelong Republican. T...

Indicted Rep. Duncan Hunter is running an anti-Muslim campaign against his opponent

Republican Rep. Duncan D. Hunter is running a brazenly anti-Muslim campaign against his Democratic opponent,...

AP: Trump compares Saudi, Kavanaugh accusations

According to the Associated Press, President Trump compared the accusations against Saudi Arabia to the allegations against Brett Kavanaugh.

Trump to AP: Saudi Arabia criticism makes the nation 'guilty until proven innocent'

President Donald Trump defended Saudi Arabia in an interview Tuesday, suggesting the wave of criticism the M...

Key Democratic senator says Saudi response on Khashoggi 'strains any credibility'

Sen. Mark Warner said Tuesday that denial of knowledge from the Saudi regime about the disappearance of Wash...

Chief Justice Roberts stresses 'independence from the political branches'

Chief Justice John Roberts alluded to the bitter and partisan confirmation battle over Brett Kavanaugh's nom...

Awaiting Trump response, key GOP lawmakers call for answers, action on missing Saudi journalist

Prominent Republican lawmakers on Tuesday continued to forcefully call for answers and retaliatory action ov...

Nevada brothel owner making Trump-inspired run for office dies at 72

Dennis Hof, the Nevada brothel owner and self-proclaimed pimp whose Donald Trump-inspired run for the state ...

Trump campaign spending doubles amid midterms, Russia inquiry

President Donald Trump has rapidly increased his campaign spending in recent months, pouring big sums into m...

HUD political appointee poised to lead Interior Dept. inspector general's office

In a highly unusual move, the Trump administration appears poised to replace the watchdog leading several in...

Where Beto O'Rourke's contribution bonanza came from

Democratic challenger Rep. Beto O'Rourke reported a record haul of campaign cash last quarter, with donation...

Debate gets heated over candidate's past

Things get heated during a debate between two Arizona Senate candidates when Republican Martha McSally attacked Democrat Kyrsten Sinema over her past as an anti-war protester.

First lady's office calls out T.I. for 'disgusting' video depicting Melania Trump

First lady Melania Trump's spokeswoman on Tuesday went after rapper T.I., whose most recent music video feat...

Jim Jordan plans to run for GOP leadership even if Democrats take the House

Rep. Jim Jordan, the co-founder of the conservative House Freedom Caucus, would run for House minority leade...

Melania's team calls for boycott of rapper T.I.

Melania Trump's spokesperson calls for boycott against rapper T.I. over a "disgusting" video depicting the first lady stripping in the oval office.

Top GOP Senate allies join Trump in mocking Warren

Two of President Donald Trump's top allies in the Senate joined Trump in mocking Democratic Sen. Elizabeth W...

Khizr Khan tells David Axelrod America will 'get back on the right track'

Khizr Khan first made headlines alongside his wife, Ghazala, at the Democratic National Convention in 2016, ...

Julian Castro says he's 'likely' to challenge Trump in 2020

Former Obama administration official and San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro said he is "likely" to challenge Pr...

Trump administration levels new sanctions on Iranian paramilitary force amid Saudi crisis

The Trump administration is leveling sanctions against an Iranian paramilitary force and its associated comp...

Trump unleashes festering list of grievances during unscheduled morning

The notifications began hitting phones just after sunrise.8:06 a.m.: "Pocahontas (the bad version), s...

Michael Cohen, once the ultimate Trump loyalist, now wants to campaign against him

The Donald Trump loyalist who famously said he'd take a bullet for the President is now willing to publicly ...

Heidi Heitkamp apologizes for ad that mistakenly identified women as abuse survivors

Sen. Heidi Heitkamp issued a personal apology on Tuesday after her campaign identified some women as survivo...

Donald Trump just called Stormy Daniels 'horseface.' Don't act surprised.

On Tuesday, the President of the United States referred to a porn star with whom he has been alleged to have...

US says airstrike in Somalia killed 60 al-Shabaab fighters

The US military said Tuesday that an October 12 US "precision airstrike" near Harardhere, Somalia killed som...

Judge unblocks Obama rule on student debt relief after delays by DeVos

An Obama-era rule designed to help students cheated by for-profit colleges get relief on their education deb...

Democrats in key House races sweep past GOP rivals in money battle

All of the Democratic candidates in more than two dozen of the most competitive House races outpaced their R...

Trump taunts Stormy Daniels over tossed lawsuit

President Trump responded to a federal judge's dismissal of a defamation lawsuit filed against him by adult film star Stormy Daniels, saying that he, "can go after Horseface and her 3rd rate lawyer in the Great State of Texas."

Inside Georgia Democrats' 'voter protection' war room

As the polls opened this week in Georgia for the first day of in-person early voting, telephones were buzzin...

CNN poll: Cruz leads O'Rourke with three weeks to go

Texas Republican Sen. Ted Cruz appears well-positioned for re-election over his Democratic challenger Rep. B...

Sessions slams legal discovery process against officials

Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Monday criticized "judicial activism" and condemned attempts to depose or ...

Republican Arizona Senate candidate accuses Democratic challenger of being OK with 'treason'

Republican Rep. Martha McSally demanded an apology on Monday night from her Democratic opponent, Rep. Kyrste...

Neck-and-neck battle for Arizona Senate seat

Polls show a tight race in Arizona, where two women, Republican Martha McSally and Democrat Kyrsten Sinema, are battling neck-and-neck for an open Senate seat. CNN's Kyung Lah has the story.

Ex-ambassador: Don't read into Pompeo meeting

Former US ambassador to Saudi Arabia Robert Jordan warns not to "read too much into" the relaxed images coming in from Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's meeting with the Saudi crown prince over the missing journalist.

No financial interests in Saudi Arabia? Trump has said differently before

President Donald Trump claimed on Tuesday to have "no financial interests in Saudi Arabia." Yet in his own t...

Rubio: Worth blowing up US-Saudi relationship

Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) said the United States will lose its credibility on human rights if it does not take action against Saudi Arabia after the apparent death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

The Forecast: Democrats have a problem with Latino voters

House forecast: Democrats will win...

Donald Trump's 2020 fundraising haul is totally and completely unprecedented

On Monday night, President Donald Trump's 2020 re-election campaign announced that it had raised in excess o...

Latino voters could help some Republicans

CNN's Harry Enten gives The Forecast on how the Latino vote could help some Republicans fend off Democrats in the 2018 midterm elections.

Rubio: No amount of money could 'purchase back our credibility on human rights' if US doesn't take action after Khashoggi's disappearance

Florida Republican Sen. Marco Rubio said the United States will lose its credibility on human rights if it d...

Republicans are fretting over the Democratic money advantage in midterms

Republican operatives working to hold onto the party's House majority are increasingly worried about the so-...

Former Obama WH counsel's lawyers gave presentation to federal prosecutors

Attorneys for former Obama White House counsel Greg Craig gave a presentation in recent months to federal pr...

Here's what should excite and depress Democrats so far in 2018

For two years Democrats have raged over Donald Trump's presidency, quarreled among themselves over the best ...

Poll: Democrats have +11 advantage on choice for Congress

A new Washington Post/ABC News poll finds Democrats have a double-digit advantage over Republicans with 22 days until the midterms. Margie Omero and Kristen Soltis Anderson, of "The Pollsters" podcast, break down worries and wins for both parties.

Trump allies double down on 'mob' attack in final stretch of midterms

President Donald Trump's allies are increasingly embracing his argument that Democrats have become a "mob" h...

Susan Rice's son, a Trump supporter, drops assault charges against fellow student he says shoved him at pro-Kavanaugh event

The son of former Obama administration official Susan Rice has decided to drop charges against a fellow Stan...

What Warren's DNA decision shows about Democrats' challenge: How to take on Trump in 2020

Elizabeth Warren's DNA test identifying her distant Native American ancestry is at its root a first stab at ...

President Trump raises more than $100 million for 2020 re-election

President Donald Trump has raised more than $100 million for a re-election battle that is more than two year...

More than 200 children from separated immigrant families remain in US custody

More than 200 children from separated undocumented immigrant families remain in US custody, officials said i...

Elizabeth Warren releases DNA test results

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) has released a DNA test that supports her claim of having Native American ancestry dating back several generations, according to the Boston Globe.

Who's Trump attacking on Twitter?

President Donald Trump has long used Twitter to define -- and defame -- his political opponents, but about 2...

Federal judge dismisses Stormy Daniels' defamation lawsuit against Trump

A federal judge has dismissed adult film star Stormy Daniels' defamation lawsuit against President Donald Tr...

Cherokee Nation: Unhelpful to cling to DNA

Cherokee Nation Secretary of State Chuck Hoskin Jr. discusses why Sen. Elizabeth Warren's (D-MA) release of DNA test results suggesting that she has distant Native American heritage is problematic.

This is an actual painting on display in President Trump's White House

Every Republican President walks into a bar. That could be a joke, but it's also a painting that currently h...

Separating families again? What we know about the proposed 'binary choice' policy

Administration officials are weighing a proposal that could result in parents and kids once again being spli...

Judge dismisses Stormy Daniels' defamation lawsuit

A federal judge has dismissed adult film star Stormy Daniels' defamation lawsuit against President Donald Trump.

Proposal on DC protests draws 60,000 comments

A proposal that would change how protests can be held around some of the capital's most iconic sites has att...

Trump questions cause of climate change while EPA dismisses scientists

Trump administration dismisses more scientists at EPA as the President questions dire warnings on climate change but says he doesn't think it's a hoax.

Sen. Warren releases DNA test amid 2020 speculation

Senator Elizabeth Warren released results of a DNA analysis that shows she has distant Native American ancestry. CNN's Manu Raju reports.

Warren's DNA never mattered to Trump

Of course it's come to this.Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Massachusetts, dogged by questions about her fam...

Trump responds to Warren's DNA results

President Donald Trump responds to Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) after she released a DNA test that supports her claim of having Native American ancestry dating back several generations.

Suspicious letter delivered to Republican Sen. Susan Collins residence in Maine

Authorities are looking into a "suspicious letter" delivered to the residence of Republican Sen. Susan Colli...

Washington governor slams plan to use West Coast military bases to ship coal, natural gas

Washington state Gov. Jay Inslee called a Trump administration proposal to use West Coast military bases and...

Why a woman is approaching Presidents' table

The artist of a painting now hanging in the White House explains why he included a blurred woman approaching the "Presidents Club" table in both the GOP and Democratic versions of his painting.

Warren's DNA test showcases shift in tactics ahead of 2020

Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren used to briskly walk through the Capitol and ignore reporters -- often with...

Mattis says he's on Trump's 'team' after President says he's 'sort of a Democrat'

US Secretary of Defense James Mattis said Monday he has "never talked" with President Donald Trump about lea...

Here's the deal with Elizabeth Warren's Native American heritage

Before and after his election, President Donald Trump has sneeringly referred to Massachusetts Sen. Elizabet...

5 things we learned from Elizabeth Warren's DNA test

On Monday morning, Elizabeth Warren released a 5+ minute video aimed at making two simple points: 1) She is,...

Read the judge's dismissal of Stormy Daniels' lawsuit against Donald Trump

A federal judge has dismissed adult film star Stormy Daniels' defamation lawsuit against President Donald Tr...

What Elizabeth Warren's DNA test reveals (and it's not what you think)

On Monday morning, we learned that Elizabeth Warren is probably-almost-definitely-I-mean-nothing-is-100-perc...

American Bar Association drops review of Kavanaugh

The American Bar Association will no longer review its "well qualified" rating of Justice Brett Kavanaugh no...

Democrats need Latino voters -- but fret too many will skip the midterms

Latino voters are angry at President Donald Trump. But that doesn't mean their anger will carry Democrats in...

Grassley rejects Democrats plea to delay judicial hearings until after recess

Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley told committee Democrats Monday that he would move forwar...

Trump hints that Mnuchin may skip Saudi conference

President Donald Trump opened the door Monday to the possibility that Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin may ...

Painter: Trump is 'a challenge to paint' but 'he liked what I had done'

The artist who painted "The Republican Club," now hanging in the White House, said President Donald Trump ca...

Trump on climate change: 'Man-made or not, I mean, there's something there'

President Donald Trump, speaking during a hurricane recovery briefing in Georgia, said he believes "there is...

Hillary Clinton defends Bill not resigning

Hillary Clinton says "absolutely not" on CBS Sunday Morning, defending her husband against renewed criticism over his affair with Monica Lewinsky.

Former Senate Intelligence Committee staffer pleads guilty to lying to FBI investigators

Former Senate Intelligence Committee staff member James Wolfe pleaded guilty Monday to one count of lying to...

14 deeply revealing words from Donald Trump's '60 Minutes' interview

President Donald Trump has a very simple worldview: The end justifies the means -- and the only acceptable e...

Trump tours hurricane-ravaged Florida and Georgia

President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump toured hurricane ravaged Florida on Monday, five days ...

Climate change breaks party lines in FL

Rep. Carlos Curbelo's political survival could depend on his ability to convince voters that a Republican is their best choice to combat climate change.

Source: Saudis to allow search of consulate

Saudi Arabia has given Turkey permission to search its Istanbul consulate, nearly two weeks after journalist Jamal Khashoggi went missing there, a Turkish diplomatic source told CNN's Clarissa Ward.

Report: Top Republican's family netted government contracts through claim of minority descent

A company owned by the in-laws of the number two Republican in the House of Representatives landed millions ...

John Bolton's chief of staff out at National Security Council

A top National Security Council aide is leaving the White House after serving just a few months as national ...

No, you're not crazy. There are way more campaign ads about immigration this year

In one ad, a smiling toddler stacks toy blocks as an aspiring governor hovers behind her, shouting "Build th...

Pro-Trump legal fund making payments, but won't say who's benefiting

A legal fund set up to help current and former Trump campaign and administration officials pay legal bills s...

Hurricane Michael forces campaigning to the sidelines in competitive Florida races

Hurricane Michael has come and gone, but the recovery effort to deal with the damage it left behind has upen...

Historic affirmative action trial set to begin

A lawsuit against Harvard brought on behalf of Asian-American students who failed to gain admission goes to trial in one of the most consequential race cases in decades. CNN legal analyst Shan Wu explains the details.

Trump touts Saudi King's denial in journalist's disappearance

President Donald Trump on Monday repeatedly highlighted the Saudi King's denial of involvement in the disapp...

Senator snatches phone after this question

Sen. David Perdue (R-GA) grabbed a constituent's phone after he asked a question about allegations of voter suppression in the state.

Yellen defends Fed against Trump's attacks

Former Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen on Monday described President Donald Trump's attacks on the Federa...

Scientist: EPA changes are an effort to 'gut rules' that protect public

Acting EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler has appointed five new members of an independent committee that prov...

Donald Trump's HUGE 'denial' double standard

On Monday morning, President Donald Trump said he spoke with Saudi Arabia's King Salman about Washington Pos...

Why Elizabeth Warren is #1 in our new 2020 rankings

Even before the 2018 election, we already know one of the winners: Women. And Democratic women in particular...

What Democrats in Congress will do if they're in power after midterms

Democrats in the US House of Representatives are beginning to quietly prepare to hold the Trump administrati...

This congressional district is drowning. Will voters choose a Republican to save it?

Rep. Carlos Curbelo's district is drowning.The South Florida Republican represents the low-lying 26th...

Trump: James Mattis is 'sort of a Democrat'

President Donald Trump said in an interview with "60 Minutes" that he was unsure how long Defense Secretary James Mattis planned to stay in his administration.

Hillary Clinton: President Clinton's affair with Monica Lewinsky wasn't abuse of power

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton hit back against criticism her husband, former President Bill Clin...

Inside Politics: Rebranding Kevin McCarthy

Kevin McCarthy reaches out, a SCOTUS what-if scenario, another immigration crackdown, Trump heads to Florida and Georgia, and the president's new top lawyer-it's all on Inside Politics.

11 noteworthy moments from Trump's '60 Minutes' interview

President Donald Trump said in an interview broadcast Sunday night that Russian President Vladimir Putin is ...

Trump's Saudi decision could prompt Congress to rein in his foreign policy

Political outrage sparked by the disappearance of a dissident Saudi journalist is not just damaging the repu...

Politicians, groups turn to digital advertising in race to turn out voters for midterms

Digital advertising is soaring ahead of next month's midterm elections, as candidates, political parties and...

Sen. Perdue grabs student's phone while being asked voter ID question

Georgia Republican Sen. David Perdue grabbed a Georgia Tech student's phone on Saturday as the student filme...

Marco Rubio: Mnuchin should not visit Saudi Arabia amid search for missing journalist

Sen. Marco Rubio said Sunday that Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin should not attend an ...

Ronna McDaniel agrees to stay on as head of RNC through 2020 election

Ronna McDaniel, the chair of the Republican National Committee, accepted an offer by President Donald Trump ...

Trump: Mattis is 'sort of a Democrat,' 'don't know' if he plans to leave admin

President Donald Trump said in an interview segment released Sunday that he was unsure how long Defense Secr...

Michael Cohen says the midterm elections 'might be the most important in our lifetime'

Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump's former personal attorney, said Sunday that this year's elections "mi...

Julian Castro rallying Iowa Democrats as he ponders his 2020 future

Far away from his native Texas on Saturday, Julián Castro was greeted by a familiar sign from home.A...

Bernie Sanders reacts to Biden lead in 2020 poll

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) reacts to a new poll indicating former Vice President Joe Biden is leading as the top choice for the 2020 Democratic nominee for president.

Marco Rubio: If reports true, Congress will act

Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) says that if Saudi Arabia had knowledge or involvement into the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi and President Donald Trump doesn't take strong action against Saudi Arabia, Congress will.

Abrams: Voting should not be a trust issue

Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams says her Republican rival, Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp, has overseen a failed voting system that could leave thousands unable to cast ballots.

Source: Trump to name new White House counsel

President Donald Trump is expected to name veteran Washington lawyer Pat Cipollone as the next White House counsel, two sources familiar with the matter have told CNN.

Stacey Abrams: Voter suppression 'about terrifying people' from voting

Georgia Democratic gubernatorial nominee Stacey Abrams accused her Republican opponent of voter suppression ...

Rebranding Kevin McCarthy

Here are the stories our top political reporters are talking about in this week's "Inside Politics" forecast...

CNN Poll: More see Trump win likely as Biden leads crowded Democratic field

Americans are becoming more likely to think President Donald Trump will win a second term in office, while J...

Sanders on Khashoggi response: US should 'get out' of Saudi-led war in Yemen

Vermont independent Sen. Bernie Sanders said Sunday that if journalist ...

Voting access becomes flashpoint in midterms just weeks away from Election Day

Clashes over voting rights in two states this past week have renewed focus on the issue less than four weeks...

Republicans warn: There's a 'big fight' brewing over Trump's border wall

Even with the midterm elections looming, Republican leaders in Congress made clear this week they're paying ...

Trump: Severe punishment if journalist killed

President Donald Trump told the CBS show "60 Minutes" that there would be "severe punishment" if discovered that the Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi was killed by Saudi Arabia.

The Forecast: Democratic hopes of taking the Senate look as dim as ever

House forecast: Democrats will win 229 seats (and t...

Republicans didn't run a single TV ad in 16 key races during first week in October

In politics, money frequently equals priorities, and as the midterms round the turn toward Election Day, we ...

Melania Trump totally changed her story on the 'I really don't care' jacket

In June, first lady Melania Trump took a trip to McAllen, Texas -- one of the epicenters of the family separ...

New York Times: Kushner likely paid almost no federal income taxes for years

Jared Kushner, whose net worth is nearly $324 million, appears to have paid almost no income taxes from 2009...

Trump expected to name Pat Cipollone as White House counsel

President Donald Trump is expected to name veteran Washington, DC, lawyer Pat Cipollone as the next White Ho...

Trump stumps in Kentucky ahead of midterms

President Donald Trump rallies in Richmond, Kentucky, to campaign for Republican Rep. Andy Barr, capping off a week of near constant headlines coming out of the White House.

Trump on White House counsel: I won't say yet

President Trump talked to reporters and answered questions about his picks for UN ambassador and White House counsel.

Released US pastor Andrew Brunson returns to US, meets with Trump

American pastor Andrew Brunson thanked President Trump for the administration's work to free him from a Turk...

NYT: Kushner likely paid little or no federal income taxes for years

Jared Kushner, whose net worth is nearly $324 million, appears to have paid almost no income taxes from 2009 to 2016, The New York Times reports.

Trump touts Brunson release, praises Mitch McConnell, Rand Paul at Kentucky rally

President Donald Trump touted the release of pastor ...

Trump meets released US pastor at White House

President Trump met with pastor Andrew Brunson, who was freed after being held in Turkey for two years. Brunson was arrested in 2016 and accused of plotting to overthrow the Turkish government.

Trump Jr. retweets false claim about Khashoggi

Donald Trump Jr. retweeted an unsubstantiated claim insinuating missing Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi is a terrorism sympathizer -- a move that comes as the administration of his father, President Donald Trump, faces pressure on how to respond to the journalist's disappearance.

Immigration ads spike as midterms loom

Candidates and committees have shelled out more than $150 million on campaign ads dealing with immigration. A major increase over recent election cycles.

As 2020 looms, Booker hits the road in Iowa

New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker is campaigning for Democrats in the midterms, but in this early voting state he can't ignore questions about a presidential run.

Trump asked what options are for Saudi punishment

President Donald Trump vowed in a "60 Minutes" interview that the United States would get to the bottom of what happened to a missing Saudi journalist and that there would be "severe punishment" if he was found to have been murdered.

Melania discusses husband's immigration policies

First lady Melania Trump said she agrees with her husband's immigration policies but felt "blindsided" by the administration's zero-tolerance immigration policy that led to family separations at the southern border.

WIlbur Ross accused of misleading Congress

An admission by the Justice Department is renewing questions about whether Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross told Congress the truth about the controversial citizenship question on the 2020 census.

Hear candidate's 'stomp your face' campaign ad

Pennsylvania GOP gubernatorial candidate Scott Wagner sent a message to his Democratic opponent Gov. Tom Wolf in a video, saying, "I'm going to stomp all over your face with golf spikes."

Trump Jr. retweets unsubstantiated claim on missing Saudi journalist

Donald Trump Jr. retweeted an unsubstantiated claim on Friday insinuating missing Saudi journalist Jamal Kha...

Trump touts release of pastor at Ohio rally

President Donald Trump touted the release of Pastor Andrew Brunson while speaking at a rally in Lebanon, Ohio.

'Folk are folk:' Cory Booker touts roots in Iowa as 2020 speculation swirls

J.D. Scholten was trying to drive.But Sen. Cory Booker, sitting in the passenger seat of Scholten's c...

Melania discusses her controversial jacket

First lady Melania Trump says in an exclusive interview with ABC News that her "I really don't care" jacket was a message aimed at the left-wing media.

'I am running with these labels': How 3 black candidates are running post-Obama

When Trayvon Martin, a 17-year-old black Florida high school student, was shot to death by a neighborhood wa...

Mnuchin takes another spin as Trump's global defender-in-chief

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin went to Indonesia this week intending to push President Donald Trump's tou...

Democrats slams Ross for 'secret campaign' over citizenship question in census

The top Democrat on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee argued Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ros...

Secretary Zinke's calendar omissions date to his very first day in office

Ryan Zinke's very first meeting as interior secretary was never put on his official calendar.It was a...

White House nominations to 9th Circuit set off firestorm

While President Donald Trump has had unprecedented success in reshaping the judiciary by placing two justice...

Hillary Clinton's security clearance withdrawn at her request

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's security clearance was withdrawn in August at her request, the S...

US opted against spending millions to fortify threatened diplomatic outpost

In 2017 and 2018, the State Department planned to spend millions on security improvements for the US consula...

PA candidate Wagner says he'll 'stomp all over' Gov. Wolf's 'face with golf spikes'

Pennsylvania GOP gubernatorial candidate Scott Wagner sent a message to his opponent Gov. Tom Wolf in a vide...

Cuomo: Nobody wins a race to the bottom

CNN's Chris Cuomo discusses the increasing ugliness sweeping through the American political climate.

Trump touts Turkey's release of Pastor Andrew Brunson at Ohio rally

President Donald Trump touted the release of Pastor Andrew Brunson while speaking at a rally in Lebanon, Ohi...

Melania Trump: 'I was blindsided' by zero tolerance immigration policy

First lady Melania Trump said she was "blindsided" by the administration's zero-tolerance immigration policy...

Trump's Saudi business ties under scrutiny

The disappearance of dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi, a US resident, from the Saudi consulate in Istanbul has renewed questions about the potential conflicts posed by Trump's long-standing business ties to the kingdom.

Civil rights groups sue Georgia Republican Brian Kemp over 53,000 'pending' voter registrations

A coalition of advocacy groups has launched a lawsuit to block Georgia from enforcing a practice critics say...

Melania Trump: 'I never talk to Mr. Giuliani'

Melania Trump appeared to push back on claims made by her husband's personal lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, when he ...

Saudi disappearance puts spotlight on Trump's business ties

Donald Trump has never been shy about talking up his close business relationships with the Saudis."I ...

Chappelle: Trump is speaking to very small choir

Comedian Dave Chappelle tells CNN's Van Jones that "the rhetoric of Trump's presidency is repugnant."

Justice Department filing appears to contradict commerce secretary testimony to Congress

An admission by the Justice Department is renewing questions about whether Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross to...

Dave Chappelle says Trump is 'speaking to a very small choir' in diverse America

Comedian Dave Chappelle had harsh words about President Donald Trump on CNN's "The Van Jones Show," calling ...

Elizabeth Warren calls out John Kelly after he called her an 'impolite arrogant woman' in an email

Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts said Friday that White House Chief of Staff John Kelly "ca...

'The show is Trump, and it is sold-out performances everywhere'

For months and months, when asked about the status of his White House, President Donald Trump would respond ...

Abrams' campaign demands Kemp resignation

Georgia Democrat Stacey Abrams' campaign is calling on Republican Secretary of State Brian Kemp to resign following a report his office is using a controversial verification law to effectively suppress the minority vote in their race to become the state's next governor. CNN's Jessica Dean reports.

Leading Democrat on House Ways and Means would ask for Trump's tax returns

Rep. Richard Neal, the top Democrat of the House Ways and Means Committee, plans to ask for President Donald...

Melania dismisses media reports: 'We are fine'

In a rare interview with ABC, Melania Trump said she's focused on being a mother and a first lady as opposed to her husband's alleged infidelities.

The Forecast predicts House and Senate races

CNN launched The Forecast, an experimental product that uses data analysis to forecast who has the best chance of controlling the House and Senate.

Amid outcry, there are few signs Trump will cut off Saudis

Amid international outcry and condemnation of Saudi Arabia, sparked by accusations the kingdom's royal court...

Midterm momentum in the Senate swings to GOP

CNN's Harry Enten gives The Forecast on the outcome of the 2018 Congressional midterm elections.

Kyrsten Sinema's anti-war activist past under scrutiny as she runs for Senate

Democratic Rep. Kyrsten Sinema's past ties to far-left groups are resurfacing as she campaigns to win Arizon...

DHS Secretary Nielsen says facilities are 'out of space' due to huge increase in family border crossings

The Department of Homeland Security is running out of space at its detention facilities for families and una...

House lawmakers to interview Papadopoulos later this month

George Papadopoulos, the former Trump campaign adviser who ...

The Forecast with Harry Enten: How it works

How does this all work?...

Donald Trump's dream presidency is happening now

The best way to understand Donald Trump's presidency is this: He views himself as the ...

What does Beto O'Rourke's $38 million fundraising haul actually tell us?

The number is eye-popping in the extreme.In the three months between July 1 and September 30, ...

Beto O'Rourke smashes record, raises $38.1 million in three months

Texas Democrat Beto O'Rourke is trailing in the polls in his race to unseat Republican Sen. Ted Cruz, but hi...

Melania Trump favorability up in new CNN poll

First lady Melania Trump's favorability rating is back up after taking a dip over the summer. According to a...

A voter ID decision could impact Native Americans -- and the Senate race -- in North Dakota

A Supreme Court decision this week to allow the implementation of a voter ID law in North Dakota has Democra...

Trump administration sticks with Saudis as business leaders back away

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Friday that he still plans to attend an upcoming investment conferenc...

Stacey Abrams campaign demands GOP's Kemp resign as Georgia secretary of state amid voter registration uproar

Georgia Democrat Stacey Abrams' campaign is calling on Republican Secretary of State Brian Kemp to resign fo...

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