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Mulvaney in 2016: Trump should be disqualified

Incoming White House acting-chief of staff Mick Mulvaney once said Donald Trump's past words and actions would disqualify him from becoming president in an "ordinary universe."

Don't be fooled: Tennessee changes nothing about the 2020 Senate map

The first major surprise of the 2020 campaign came on Monday when Tennessee Sen. Lamar Alexander (R) announc...

Michael Flynn could leave sentencing hearing with no jail time

On Tuesday, Michael Flynn may be the first defendant in Robert Mueller's probe to receive his sentence and w...

Russian trolls tried to turn off African-American voters in 2016, when fewer African-Americans voted

Donald Trump won the presidency in 2016 with the electoral college. But in three states (Michigan, Pennsylva...

Trump is doubling down on his strategy that cost the GOP the House

With his threat to shut down the federal government unless he receives funding for his border wall, Presiden...

The $5 billion that could spark a partial shutdown is a very small part of the federal budget

The standoff over government spending that could lead to a partial government shutdown is over $5 billion th...

This small-dollar platform helped Democrats win the House. Now Republicans are racing to compete.

ActBlue, the online fundraising platform for liberal candidates and causes, helped drive more than $1.2 bill...

Trump bucks the rule of law

He may be an imperfect messenger, but James Comey's warning is still chilling.The former FBI chief ...

Clapper: 'Gratifying' to read Senate reports confirming early findings on Russian misinformation

Former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper said Monday that it was "gratifying" to read two Sena...

Report: Russia has 'active' meddling efforts

The Senate Intelligence Committee has released two reports detailing the breadth of the Russian social media campaign to sow discord in the United States. CNN's Alex Marquardt reports.

Republicans in wait-and-see mode after judge strikes a blow to Obamacare

Top congressional Republicans were quick to argue that a federal court ruling that the Affordable Care Act i...

Review of misconduct allegations against Kavanaugh nears its end

A Denver-based US appeals court that is handling misconduct complaints against new Supreme Court Justice Bre...

TSA says it will dial back controversial passenger monitoring program

Questions remain about a controversial program that monitors American travelers who are not on any terror wa...

READ: Mueller memo summarizing FBI's interview with Michael Flynn

Special counsel Robert Mueller has released a January 2017 FBI memo detailing the interview by agent Peter S...

China is buying soybeans again, but Trump is still paying farmers hurt by tariffs

President Donald Trump said Monday that he would release a second round of payments to farmers hurt by tarif...

Donald Trump just keeps making history (on Cabinet departures)

Donald Trump is fond of reminding you -- well, everyone really -- that he is making history all the damn tim...

Democratic coalition of states asks federal judge to clarify that ACA remains in effect

California and other states defending the Affordable Care Act on Monday asked the federal judge who struck d...

Tensions surface over US, N. Korea sanctions

North Korea is warning that recent US sanctions could take relations with the Democratic People's Republic of Korea back to the bristling tension of last year and endanger efforts to remove nuclear weapons from the Korean Peninsula. CNN's Brian Todd reports.

Senate Republicans in the dark on Trump's plan to avert a partial government shutdown

Sitting in Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's office Monday evening, senior Senate Republicans had no ...

Mueller releases memo summarizing FBI's interview with Michael Flynn

Special counsel Robert Mueller has released a January 2017 memo detailing the FBI's interview that month wit...

Trump to review case of Afghanistan veteran

President Donald Trump said he will review the case of Army Major Matt Golsteyn, a Special Forces soldier and Afghanistan veteran charged with pre-meditated murder. CNN's Jim Sciutto reports.

Ryan Zinke's departure may not mean major changes for Interior Department

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke's departure means a change at the top, but not necessarily a change in the dep...

Mick Mulvaney in October 2016: Trump would be disqualified from office in an 'ordinary universe'

Incoming White House acting-chief of staff Mick Mulvaney once said Donald Trump's past words and actions wou...

Canada caught in the middle of US-China spat over Huawei executive

The Chinese government is pushing Canada to release Meng Wanzhou, the Huawei chief financial officer detaine...

Trump lashes out amid multiple investigations

After weeks of court filings by special counsel Robert Mueller and other prosecutors, a new reality for President Trump sets in: every corner of Trump's public life is now under investigation. CNN's Kaitlan Collins reports.

Comey: GOP used to understand truth matters

Former FBI Director James Comey slams Republicans and President Trump in comments to reporters on Capitol Hill.

Joe Biden's 2020 chances might be stronger than we think

Former Vice President Joe Biden is thinking about running for president, yet few seem to think he's the fron...

Homeless rate static since 2017, lower since 2010

Homelessness effectively remained static from 2017 to 2018, increasing by 0.3%, ...

Andrew Cuomo asks New York to greenlight recreational pot

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Monday announced his support for legalizing marijuana in his state, the latest...

Rudy Giuliani's truly remarkable answer on Donald Trump's lying

Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani spent his Sunday "defending" Donald Trump and "advocating" for the ...

Sen. Alexander won't seek re-election in 2020

Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-TN) announced that he will not seek another term in 2020.

North Korea warns 'vicious' US sanctions risk progress on talks

North Korea is warning that recent US sanctions could take relations with the Democratic People's Republic o...

Sen. Lamar Alexander will not seek re-election in 2020

Republican Sen. Lamar Alexander announced Monday that he will not seek another term."I will not be a ...

Trump to launch Space Command this week as Pence promotes space efforts

President Donald Trump will order in the coming days the establishment of a new military space command, a mo...

Report: Russian troll farm included pro-Jill Stein messaging on social media

A report prepared for the Senate Intelligence Committee said Russian social media efforts to meddle in the 2...

With 2020 looming, South Bend mayor Pete Buttigieg says he won't seek third term

Pete Buttigieg, the mayor of South Bend, Indiana, will not run for a third term in 2019, he announced Monday...

Ex-Flynn business associates charged with trying to influence US politicians in Turkish lobbying case

Two former business associates of former national security adviser Michael Flynn were charged with trying to...

2020 hopefuls make moves ahead of the holiday season

Iowa's calling!This Thursday, would-be 2020 presidential candidates are sneaking in a final round of ...

Five days to go to fund the government

The federal government faces a partial shutdown in five days and nobody on Capitol Hill -- Republican allies...

Miller doubles down on Trump's shutdown threat

In an interview with CBS, White House adviser Stephen Miller repeated President Trump's threat to shut down the federal government if Congress cannot come to an agreement on border wall funding.

US airstrikes in Somalia kill 62 militants, US military says

Sixty-two militants were killed by US airstrikes in Somalia this month, US Africa Command said in a statemen...

Where Donald Trump supporters split with Donald Trump

Supporters of President Donald Trump are sometimes painted with a broad brush, unequivocally loyal regardles...

Comey slams Trump, 'shameful' House Republicans after 2nd Capitol Hill meeting

Former FBI Director James Comey slammed Republicans on Monday for not speaking out against President Donald ...

Washington is now five days away from a partial government shutdown

Time is running out with just five days to go before funding expires for several key federal agencies and no...

Trump slams Russia probe in face of new reality

A frenzied year in Washington is going out with a roar as the political forces that combined to make the fir...

Trump says he will review the case of soldier charged with murder

President Donald Trump said on Sunday that he will review the case of Army Major Matt Golsteyn, a Special Fo...

Trump's Cabinet turmoil

President Donald Trump's remarkable pace of Cabinet turmoil continues. Between 5 p.m. Friday and 9:15 a.m. S...

Poll: Iowa GOP backs Trump; open to challengers

Two-thirds of Iowa's Republican voters say they would definitely vote to re-elect Trump if the general election were held today, but nearly as many say the state's party ought to welcome challengers to the President to Iowa's first-in-the-nation caucuses, according to a new CNN/Des Moines Register/Mediacom poll.

110 things that happened in American politics in 2018

There were a lot of things that happened this year in American politics, some of which you may have already ...

WaPo report shows extent of election meddling

A new report prepared for the Senate shows the Russian disinformation operation around the 2016 US presidential election used every major social media platform to help elect President Donald Trump and support him in office, The Washington Post reports.

Silicon Valley may have done 'bare minimum' to help Russia investigation, Senate Intel Committee told

The Senate Intelligence Committee has been advised that social media companies might have provided the "bare...

Giuliani hints at longer Trump Tower talks

In an interview with ABC, President Donald Trump's lawyer Rudy Giuliani suggested that Trump had spoken with his former attorney Michael Cohen beyond January 2016 about the possibility of a Trump Tower in Moscow.

Psaki: Obamacare decision 'not a win' for Trump, GOP

Jake Tapper is joined by Jen Psaki, Amanda Carpenter, Symone Sanders, and David Urban to discuss a judge's decision to strike down the Affordable Care Act and President Trump's new acting chief of staff Mick Mulvaney.

Cindy McCain may hold key to who gets husband's Senate seat

Arizona's Senate seat drama, shake-ups in the Cabinet and the West Wing, this week's shutdown showdown, and GOP women on Capitol Hill have a message for their male colleagues. It's all on Inside Politics.

Collins: I think Obamacare ruling will be overturned

In an interview with Jake Tapper, Republican Senator Susan Collins says she believes a judge's decision ruling that Obamacare is unconstitutional will be overturned on appeal.

Collins: 'Nothing wrong' with 2020 challenger

Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) tells CNN's Jake Tapper she is not endorsing any particular candidate for the 2020 presidential race at this time, and that she thinks a GOP challenger to President Donald Trump is healthy for democracy.

Sen. Collins: Kavanaugh demonstrated fairness

Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) defended her decision to confirm Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, saying he demonstrated impartiality by voting not to hear a case that involved Planned Parenthood.

Saudi Arabia rebukes US Senate resolution condemning Saudi crown prince for Khashoggi murder

Saudi Arabia's Ministry of Foreign Affairs rebuked a resolution passed by the United States Senate condemnin...

Giuliani indicates conversations with Trump on Trump Tower Moscow occurred later than previously known

President Donald Trump's lawyer Rudy Giuliani suggested on Sunday that Trump had spoken with his former atto...

Cindy McCain may hold key to who gets husband's Senate seat

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

Iowa Poll: Republicans back the President, but welcome challengers

Two-thirds of Iowa's Republican voters say they would definitely vote to re-elect Trump if the general elect...

Comey blasts Trump over tweet about FBI raid of Michael Cohen's office

Former FBI Director James Comey slammed President Donald Trump for a tweet Sunday accusing the...

Trump's future chief of staff calls him 'terrible human being' in video from 2016

President Donald Trump's budget director and soon-to-be acting chief of staff, Mick Mulvaney, called Trump "...

What Hillary Clinton wrote in a letter to an 8-year-old who lost her bid for class president

Hillary Clinton wrote a letter to an 8-year-old girl who lost an election for class president, telling the y...

Amid Obamacare uncertainty, Dems divided on health care as 2020 approaches

The decision by a federal judge in Texas to side with Republicans to ...

Collins: 'I see nothing wrong with challengers' to Trump in 2020

Republican Sen. Susan Collins of Maine said Sunday that she sees "nothing wrong" with 2020 primary challenge...

2019 is the year the Supreme Court will make or break Trump

Since Justice Brett Kavanaugh was confirmed in early October, the Supreme Court has stayed mostly above the ...

Justice Ginsburg: Health is 'fine' after fall

More than a month after falling and fracturing three ribs, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg says that she is "almost repaired."

Iowa students drop union push amid challenge, fearing rollback of Obama-era wins

Students at Iowa's Grinnell College pulled back Friday from a campaign to expand their two-year-old union ov...

Elijah Cummings calls for Cohen testimony in January

Maryland Democratic Rep. Elijah Cummings said Sunday that once his party retakes control of the House, he ho...

Poll: Iowa Democrats like Biden for 2020

Former Vice President Joe Biden holds the pole position in the first CNN/Des Moines Register/Mediacom poll among likely 2020 Democratic caucusgoers, with Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders and Texas Rep. Beto O'Rourke joining him as the only possible candidates in the field with double-digit support.

Collins explains why she felt 'vindicated' by Kavanaugh vote on Planned Parenthood

Maine GOP Sen. Susan Collins said Sunday that she felt "vindicated" by Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh...

Collins says Texas court ruling on ACA 'will be overturned on appeal'

Maine Republican Sen. Susan Collins predicted Sunday that a Texas judge's decision striking down Obamacare w...

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke to leave Trump administration at end of the year

President Donald Trump announced Saturday morning that Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke will depart from his ad...

FBI releases document intel officials used to brief Trump on dossier

The FBI on Friday released a redacted version of the memo that ...

Iowa Poll: First poll of likely caucusgoers finds Biden, Sanders, O'Rourke atop the field

Former Vice President Joe Biden holds the pole position in the first CNN/Des Moines Register/Mediacom poll a...

5 takeaways from the new CNN/Des Moines Register poll

We have the first look at the state of play in Iowa in advance of the caucuses -- which will kick off the 20...

Here's what's at risk in the Texas Obamacare ruling

Whether you know it or not, Obamacare has affected nearly every American.The Affordable Care Act does...

Federal judge in Texas strikes down Affordable Care Act

A federal judge in Texas said on Friday that the Affordable Care Act's individual coverage mandate is uncons...

Mulvaney calls Trump 'terrible' in 2016 video

A 2016 video obtained by The Daily Beast shows President Donald Trump's now acting chief of staff Mick Mulvaney calling Trump a "terrible human being" leading up to the election.

George Papadopoulos to run for Congress

Just a week after he was released from federal prison, ex-Donald Trump campaign aide George Papadopoulos announced his plans to run for Congress in 2020.

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand on a 2020 run: 'I'm definitely thinking about it'

Democratic Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand said she is "definitely thinking" about running for president in 2020 and...

Obamacare enrollment ends today despite judge striking down law

Yes, you can still sign up for Obamacare on Saturday.Nothing has changed even though a federal judge ...

Trump inaugural committee under criminal investigation, sources say

President Donald Trump's 2017 inaugural committee is currently being investigated by federal prosecutors in ...

WNYC: Ivanka Trump involved in negotiations for Trump Hotel rentals during inauguration

President Donald Trump's inaugural committee spent funds on hotel rooms and meals at the Trump International...

Federal judge in Texas strikes down Obamacare

A federal judge in Texas said the Affordable Care Act's individual coverage mandate is unconstitutional and that the rest of the law therefore cannot stand. CNN's Cyril Vanier discusses with former assistant US attorney David Katz.

Mystery Mueller mayhem at a Washington court

Fridays at the DC federal courthouse are typically days of high alert for the press corps trying to discern ...

Hatch says he regrets his 'I don't care' comment about Trump allegations

Sen. Orrin Hatch, the outgoing Utah Republican and most senior GOP senator, issued a statement on Friday exp...

Gillibrand: A more inclusive America is a stronger America

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) tells CNN's Van Jones she hopes to see more diversity in the White House in the future.

Gillibrand on 2020: Definitely thinking about it

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) speaks with CNN's Van Jones about whether she is considering a 2020 presidential run.

Gillibrand on Franken: Silence was not an option

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) tells CNN's Van Jones that despite her respect and admiration for former Sen. Al Franken she could not stay silent after eight allegations of sexual misconduct were made against him.

Gillibrand on 2020: Definitely thinking about it

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) speaks with CNN's Van Jones about whether she is considering a 2020 presidential run.

His worst nightmare: Trump's life under a legal microscope

Weeks of devastating legal revelations have left Donald Trump's political career clouded by criminality and ...

President Donald Trump's poll numbers are bad, but here's why he could win in 2020

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

Pelosi and the 5-week battle with Democratic rebels over the speaker's gavel

As Rep. Nancy Pelosi took the stage in a noisy hotel ballroom in Washington on election night she was greete...

ProPublica: Ivanka in middle of negotiations

President Donald Trump's inaugural committee spent funds on hotel rooms and meals at the Trump International Hotel in Washington DC and rented space there at rates negotiated partly by Trump's daughter and adviser Ivanka Trump, WNYC and ProPublica report.

Mattis writes letter of recommendation for Reince Priebus to join the Navy

Defense Secretary James Mattis has written a letter of recommendation for former White House chief of staff ...

Mueller still interested in interviewing Trump

Special counsel Robert Mueller's team continues to be interested in interviewing President Donald Trump, two sources familiar with the matter tell CNN.

George Papadopoulos says he'll run for Congress in 2020

Ex-Donald Trump campaign aide George Papadopoulos announced Friday that he will run for Congress in 2020....

Cuomo to Conway: I'll call you a liar

CNN's Chris Cuomo and Counselor to President Trump Kellyanne Conway discuss the extent to which Trump knew about hush-money payments made to two women who alleged affairs with Trump.

Some Americans ditch Obamacare for cheaper alternatives

When Guy Furay, who owns The Insurance Source in Greer, South Carolina, had a 61-year-old man and his wife c...

Impeachment 101: Here's how it would work (if it actually happened)

President Donald Trump used the threat of impeachment to rev up his base before the 2018 midterms and since ...

Tapper: Will Trump's base ever leave him?

CNN's Jake Tapper speaks to a Republican pollster about just how loyal President Trump's base will continue to be amid multiple investigations.

North Carolina's election scandal has both parties planning for another campaign

Republican and Democratic officials in North Carolina are beginning to maneuver for position in anticipation...

Rashida Tlaib will wear a Palestinian gown as she's sworn into Congress

US Rep.-elect Rashida Tlaib will be sworn into office next month while wearing a traditional Palestinian gow...

North Carolina candidate says he has no knowledge of operative doing anything illegal

North Carolina Republican congressional candidate Mark Harris told WBTV on Friday that while he had hired Le...

Hatch says he regrets 'I don't care' comment

Sen. Orrin Hatch, the outgoing Utah Republican and most senior GOP senator, issued a statement on Friday expressing regret for telling CNN "I don't care" when asked about President Donald Trump being implicated in crimes by Michael Cohen.

SE Cupp mocks Fox interview as 'infomercial'

CNN's SE Cupp discusses President Donald Trump's interview with Fox, which she describes as an "infomercial."

READ: Federal judge's ruling striking down the Affordable Care Act

A federal judge in Texas said on Friday that the Affordable Care Act's individual coverage mandate is uncons...

Trump names Mulvaney 'acting' chief of staff

Mick Mulvaney will become the acting White House chief of staff at the end of the year, President Donald Tru...

Trump lawyers seek to pause evidence collection in foreign gifts lawsuit

President Donald Trump's personal lawyers are trying to pause evidence collection in a fight over the consti...

Mueller continues to be interested in interviewing Trump

Special counsel Robert Mueller's team continues to be interested in interviewing the President Donald Trump,...

Mueller responds to Flynn's sentencing memo

In a sharply worded response, special counsel prosecutors make clear that former national security adviser to President Donald Trump Michael Flynn is responsible for his false statements to the FBI.

Washington's mad holiday dash begins

This week was a blur as political Washington works frantically to clear its plate before hopping on planes, ...

Arizona Sen. Kyl to resign by year's end

Sen. Jon Kyl (R-AZ) plans to step down from the US Senate at the end of this year, just a few months after being appointed to fill the late Sen. John McCain's seat.

Details of Maria Butina's cooperation quickly removed from court website

Russian political conspirator Maria Butina is set to meet with federal prosecutors in Washington and Virgini...

Potential largest offshore wind farm in the world auctioned off for record price

The rights to establish wind farms off the Massachusetts coast sold for a record-setting $405 million total ...

Longtime politics writer says Trump is 'certainly the worst president' in his lifetime

Longtime political journalist and columnist Al Hunt says Donald Trump is "certainly the worst president in m...

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker signs legislation stripping incoming Democrats' power

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker signed controversial legislation on Friday aimed at stripping power from the inc...

Special counsel slams Michael Flynn's criticism of FBI interview

Special counsel Robert Mueller's team on Friday slammed a suggestion by Michael Flynn's lawyers that Preside...

Michigan gov signs controversial minimum wage, paid sick leave laws

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder signed two controversial measures into law Friday that critics say go against the ...

Christie takes himself out of running for White House chief of staff

Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie issued a statement Friday saying he has asked not to be ...

DeVos to cancel student debt after being sued

The Department of Education said that it would wipe away student debt for 15,000 borrowers, implementing an Obama-era rule that Secretary Betsy DeVos has fought to block for more than a year.

Cohen: Trump knew hush payments were wrong

In an interview with ABC News, President Trump's former attorney Michael Cohen said that Trump knew the hush payments to Karen McDougal and Stormy Daniels were wrong, and Cohen was angry for his role in the payments.

VA secretary gave inaccurate answers on pro-Confederate ties during confirmation process

Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert Wilkie gave inaccurate answers to senators during his confirmation process...

CNN Poll: Looking to 2020, Beto O'Rourke on the horizon

As candidates for the Democratic nomination for president in 2020 begin to declare their intentions, a handf...

Justice Department says Russia investigation has cost roughly $25 million since May 2017

The cost of the Justice Department's ongoing investigation into Russia's interference in the 2016 election i...

A good thing that happened to Trump this week: China bought soybeans

President Donald Trump is facing a series of damaging revelations from the Russia probe and a major West Win...

Trump keeps everyone guessing over shutdown

President Donald Trump was scheduled to meet with the head of his legislative team Friday afternoon as lawma...

Read: Mueller's response to Michael Flynn's sentencing memo

Special counsel Robert Mueller's team responded to Michael Flynn's sentencing memo Friday.Read the me...

Bolton unveils Trump's strategy for Africa

US national security adviser John Bolton unveiled President Trump's strategy for Africa, outlining a plan that he said focuses heavily on countering China and Russia's expanding influence across the region.

In National Enquirer, Trump is always the hero

American Media Inc., the parent company of the National Enquirer, admitted it had helped facilitate a hush payment of $150,000 to former Playboy model Karen McDougal in coordination with Trump's presidential campaign, and agreed to cooperate with the ongoing investigation being run by the Southern District of New York.

Elizabeth Warren takes on race issue in commencement speech

Sen. Elizabeth Warren addressed her own race to a graduating class of students at a historically black unive...

Fact check: Trump's heated Oval Office meeting

CNN's Jake Tapper, in partnership with FactCheck.org, looks at claims made in a meeting between President Trump and Democratic leaders Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer.

Access denied: 2 climate change pages removed from DOT's website

The US Department of Transportation appears to have wiped pages with information about climate change from i...

Michael Cohen says Donald Trump knew hush payments were wrong

President Donald Trump's former attorney and "fixer" ...

Orrin Hatch's embarrassingly bad defense of Donald Trump

Orrin Hatch has spent a lot of his Senate career on the Judiciary Committee. Which focuses on, you know, jus...

Internet mocks Trump's chief of staff search

The search for chief of staff turns up lots of laughs. CNN's Jeanne Moos reports that even critters are being proposed.

'Tis the season for 2020 presidential decisions

They're scouting office space, scooping up staffers and lining up support -- the would-be 2020 Democratic ca...

US military sends $331 million bill to Saudis, UAE after refueling 'accounting error'

The US military is seeking a $331 million reimbursement from Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates after...

ICE arrests continue to rise in Trump's second year

The number of undocumented immigrants arrested under the Trump administration continued to rise in 2018, hit...

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey likely to pick Martha McSally to replace Sen. Jon Kyl, sources say

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey is expected to make an announcement as early as this weekend on who will replace Sen...

Butina pleads guilty to engaging in conspiracy

Alleged Russian spy Maria Butina pleaded guilty in federal court to attempting to infiltrate Republican political circles and influence US relations with Russia before and after the 2016 presidential election.

WSJ: Trump inaugural committee under investigation

President Donald Trump's 2017 inaugural committee is currently being investigated by federal prosecutors in New York for possible financial abuses related to the more than $100 million in donations raised for the event, The Wall Street Journal reported.

Ruth Bader Ginsburg speaks at naturalization ceremony on the anniversary of Bill of Rights signing

Standing before 31 men and women from 26 different countries, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg reca...

CNN and The Des Moines Register to release first 2020 Iowa caucus poll Saturday

With the midterm elections over and attention turned to the next election cycle, CNN and The Des Moines Regi...

Trump seething after Cohen sentencing

President Trump's public silence belied his rising fury over longtime lawyer and fixer Michael Cohen, who the President still insists is not telling the truth, after he turned against him and was sentenced to three years in prison. CNN's Jim Acosta reports.

Kasich's message to Trump on possible 2020 primary challenge: 'Be careful what you wish for'

Ohio Gov. John Kasich suggested he may run against President Donald Trump in the 2020 Republican primary aft...

Trump: Never told Cohen to do anything wrong

In an interview with Fox News, President Trump falsely claimed that the campaign finance charges against his former attorney Michael Cohen weren't criminal. CNN's Jeff Zeleny reports.

CNN Poll: Fewer support impeaching Trump

With Democrats set to take control of the House in January, speculation abounds about whether the new majori...

Do YOU want to be Donald Trump's chief of staff?

On Wednesday, when asked about his search for a chief of staff to replace John Kelly, ...

Tapper calls out Trump 'bizarro-world' defense

CNN's Jake Tapper discusses President Trump's claim that he didn't direct his former personal attorney Michael Cohen to break the law.

Betsy DeVos will cancel $150 million in student debt after being sued for delays

The Department of Education said Thursday that it would wipe away student debt for 15,000 borrowers, impleme...

Bernie Sanders supporters should worry about Beto O'Rourke

The Beto O'Rourke 2020 train seems to be gaining steam. Those backing other potential candidates want donors...

Despite Trump's claims, campaign finance violations can be very serious

President Donald Trump and his Republican allies in Congress this week have repeatedly sought to dismiss as ...

Pelosi's meme-tastic coat so popular it will be re-issued

Nancy Pelosi, the likely next House speaker, caused a stir Tuesday ...

Why the National Enquirer cooperation deal is a VERY big problem for Donald Trump

On Wednesday, while the political world was focused on the news that...

Bolton slams China, Russia over 'predatory practices' in Africa

National security adviser John Bolton unveiled President Donald Trump's Africa strategy on Thursday, outlini...

Justice Department asks Supreme Court to let transgender military ban take effect

The Justice Department has asked the Supreme Court to allow the ...

Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren meet ahead of 2020

Massachusetts Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren and Vermont independent Sen. Bernie Sanders met Wednesday nig...

Trump was at August 2015 meeting about hush money payments, source says

Donald Trump attended an August 2015 meeting that federal prosecutors believe was central to a criminal sche...

Senate rebukes Trump, condemns Saudi crown prince for Khashoggi murder

The Senate on Thursday passed a resolution condemning Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman for th...

Who is Maria Butina?

Maria Butina is a 29-year-old Russian who is accused of acting as a foreign agent in the United States and allegedly using sex and deception to build her network of influential international connections. CNN's Randi Kaye looks into her past.

Alleged Russian spy Maria Butina pleads guilty to engaging in conspiracy against US

Alleged Russian spy Maria Butina pleaded guilty in federal court Thursday morning to attempting to infiltrat...

The 29 most surreal lines from Donald Trump's Fox News interview

On Thursday, President Donald Trump sat down for an interview with Fox News personality Harris Faulkner. It ...

See Flake's goodbye speech on Senate floor

In his farewell speech to Congress, departing GOP Senator Jeff Flake issued a warning that "the threats to our democracy from within and without are real" and that the country is experiencing a "moment of political dysfunction and upheaval."

Shelters holding nearly 15,000 migrant children near capacity

Government shelters holding immigrant children are about 92% full, according to a Department of Health and H...

CNN Poll: Majority say US response to Khashoggi's murder hasn't been tough enough

Nearly 60% of Americans say that the US response to Saudi Arabia's role in the murder of US-based journalist...

Trump tweets reaction to Cohen sentencing

In a series of tweets this morning, President Donald Trump claims he never directed former attorney Michael Cohen to break the law. CNN's Abby Phillip has more.

Trump says he never told former lawyer Michael Cohen to break the law

President Donald Trump publicly broke his silence Thursday morning on the sentencing of his former personal ...

Sexual harassment legislation passes Senate and House, heads to Trump for signature

Both the Senate and the House of Representatives passed legislation Thursday to reform how sexual harassment...

Pelosi: 'I feel very responsible' to carry through with term limits deal

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said Thursday the term limits deal she struck with her detractors will st...

Beto O'Rourke leapfrogs most of the 2020 Democratic field

It's Beto O'Rourke's world, every other Democrat is just living in it.That's the reality of the momen...

Trump's former friends flip as he faces a new reality

The schemes employed to get President Donald Trump into the Oval Office are closing in on him, and he's frus...

Senator purchased stock in defense contractor after pushing for more military spending

Republican Sen. James Inhofe of Oklahoma, the chairman of the powerful Senate Armed Services Committee, blam...

Pelosi announces deal to win votes of Democratic critics

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi announced a deal Wednesday that could likely deliver her the votes to bec...

Jeff Flake warns 'threats to our democracy from within and without are real'

In his farewell speech to Congress, departing GOP Senator Jeff Flake issued a warning that "the threats to o...

Rolling Thunder to end Washington ride after next year

Rolling Thunder, the annual event where hundreds of thousands of motorcyclists come to the nation's capitol ...

CNN Poll: Negative outlook dominates views of Congress, government

A month after a blue wave swept Democrats to control of the US House of Representatives, Americans are mostl...

Senator bought then dropped defense stock

Sen. James Inhofe (R-OK), the chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, purchased thousands of dollars in defense stock after successfully pushing the Trump administration for more Defense Department spending, but canceled the transaction when he became aware of it.

Trump vexes GOP with wall negotiations in the face of a shutdown

President Donald Trump isn't doing Congress any favors when it comes to figuring out ...

READ: Maria Butina plea agreement

Maria Butina pleaded guilty in federal court Thursday for conspiracy to act as an illegal foreign agent in t...

House says Myanmar crimes against Rohingya are genocide

The US House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed a resolution Thursday declaring that the crimes commit...

READ: Jeff Flake's farewell address to Congress

As prepared for delivery.Mr. President,I would like to begin today by noting that had...

Heck: Beginning of the end for Trump admin

Rep. Denny Heck (D-WA) comments on the sentencing of Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump's former attorney, to three years in prison for crimes that included campaign finance violations in paying to silence women who claimed affairs with Trump.

Schiff: DOJ should re-examine guidance

Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) says the Department of Justice should re-examine the guidance that a sitting president cannot be indicted.

Tapper: This line will haunt Trump

CNN's Jake Tapper says President Trump will likely regret saying he will proudly own a government shutdown over border security.

Internet lights up over Pelosi's sunglasses

Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) gets the rock star treatment as the internet lights up over her shades. CNN's Jeanne Moos reports.

Alleged Russian spy Maria Butina cooperating ahead of plea hearing Thursday

Alleged Russian spy Maria Butina has been offering investigators information on the American she conspired w...

Trump sets 'terrible precedent' by crossing red line on Huawei case

President Donald Trump's suggestion that he might use an arrested Chinese tech executive as a bargaining chi...

A government funding stalemate. What is Trump's next move?

From televised blow-up to relative silence: spending negotiations remain frozen as the days tick away toward...

Deal struck on sexual harassment legislation on Capitol Hill

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