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New York Times editorial board endorses Elizabeth Warren and Amy Klobuchar for Democratic nomination

By Paul LeBlanc and Liz Turrell, CNN The New York Times editorial board on Sunday endorsed Sens. Elizabeth Warren and Amy Klobuchar for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination, a potentially meaningful boost for the... More>>

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Trump's Senate trial defense: Abuse of power is not impeachable

Analysis by Stephen Collinson, CNN President Donald Trump's legal team will go into his Senate trial on Tuesday arguing that he should never have been impeached because his conduct over Ukraine does not amount to a... More>>

The Senate impeachment trial is about to kick into high gear. Here's what we know

Analysis by Paul LeBlanc and Zachary B. Wolf, CNN The Senate impeachment trial is set to begin in earnest Tuesday when Republicans and Democrats are expected to debate a resolution setting the rules for the trial before... More>>

Schumer on Senate impeachment trial: 'We will force votes' on witnesses and documents

By Paul LeBlanc, CNN Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said Sunday night he is prepared to "force votes for witnesses and documents" in the Senate impeachment trial if Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell does not... More>>

Trump blasts impeachment by 'radical left' and touts trade deals to farmers

By Vanessa Yurkevich and Ashley Killough, CNN President Donald Trump touted his two recent trade policies Sunday night at the American Farm Bureau Federation's annual conference, but his biggest applause line came when... More>>

Top Democrats push for Senate impeachment trial witnesses and criticize Trump's brief

By Kirsten Appleton, Raymond Arke, Kristen Holmes and Greg Clary, CNN Several of the House impeachment managers who will serve as prosecutors in the Senate trial appeared on Sunday shows to call on the chamber to approve... More>>

Michelle Obama shares her workout playlist in hopes you'll keep your New Year's fitness resolution

By Alaa Elassar, CNN Having a difficult time keeping your New Year's resolution to get fit? More>>

The 5 biggest 2020 storylines to watch this week

Analysis by Chris Cillizza, CNN Editor-at-large Welcome to 2020! With just 15 days until the Iowa caucuses, the 2020 election is already in full swing. Every Sunday, I outline the 5 BIG storylines you need to know to... More>>

NSC Senior Director for European and Russian Affairs placed on administrative leave

By Kylie Atwood, CNN Andrew Peek, the senior director for European and Russian Affairs at the National Security Council, is now on administrative leave, a source familiar with the matter confirmed to CNN. More>>

Rep. Pramila Jayapal endorses Bernie Sanders for president

By Gregory Krieg and Annie Grayer, CNN Rep. Pramila Jayapal, the co-chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, is endorsing Bernie Sanders for president and will become his national health policy chair, the Sanders... More>>

Sanders says voters are more concerned with a candidate's positions than their gender or racial identity

By Annie Grayer and Devan Cole, CNN Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders said Sunday that "the world has changed" and that American voters are now more concerned with a presidential candidate's positions... More>>

Sanders attacks Biden's record on social security as primary race heats up ahead of Iowa

By Gregory Krieg, CNN Bernie Sanders is finally getting the fight he wanted. More>>

Bloomberg unveils economic justice plan at site of 'Black Wall Street' massacre

By Caroline Kenny and Cristina Alesci, CNN Democratic presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg on Sunday released an economic justice plan during a stop in the Tulsa, Oklahoma, neighborhood that was known as "Black Wall... More>>

Trump had to persuade Dershowitz's wife to support him representing the President

By Vicky Ward and Chandelis Duster, CNN Alan Dershowitz, a member of Donald Trump's impeachment defense team, said Sunday the President had to call his wife, Carolyn Cohen, to persuade her to support the idea of... More>>

FBI working with Virginia law enforcement regarding 'threats of violence' before Monday's gun rights rally

By David Shortell and Kate Sullivan, CNN The FBI and local law enforcement are working together regarding "threats of violence" and Virginia clergy leaders are urging prayer and peace as the state's capital braces for... More>>

Senate Democrat says 'fine' if Hunter Biden were to testify in impeachment trial

By Chandelis Duster, CNN Democratic Sen. Sherrod Brown on Sunday said it would be "fine" if Senate Republicans requested Hunter Biden as a witness in the impeachment trial against President Donald Trump in exchange for... More>>

Schiff says intelligence agency is withholding Ukraine documents from Congress

By Devan Cole, CNN Lead impeachment manager Adam Schiff said Sunday that the National Security Agency is withholding from Congress documents pertaining to the "issue of Ukraine" ahead of the Senate's impeachment trial... More>>

How lawyer Alan Dershowitz plans to defend Trump during the impeachment trial

By Jamie Ehrlich, CNN Alan Dershowitz, a recent addition to President Donald Trump's legal team, said Sunday that he plans to revive an 1868 argument used during former President Andrew Johnson's impeachment trial... More>>

Murkowski wants to hear from House managers and Trump's lawyers before deciding on witnesses in Senate trial

By Devan Cole, CNN Republican Sen. Lisa Murkwoski said Saturday that she wants to hear House Democrats' case against Donald Trump and from the President's lawyers before she decides whether she'll support... More>>

Graham says Trump hopes to have impeachment over by State of the Union address

By Chandelis Duster, CNN Sen. Lindsey Graham on Sunday said President Donald Trump hopes to have the Senate impeachment trial "behind him" before he delivers the State of the Union address next month. More>>

Before impeachment trial, Senate prepares vote on Trump's war powers

By Ben Geldon, CNN Here are the stories our panel of top political reporters have on their radar, in this week's "Inside Politics" forecast. More>>

House impeachment manager to Trump: If Ukraine call was 'perfect' then 'call the witnesses'

By Devan Cole, CNN House impeachment manager Jason Crow on Sunday argued that witnesses should be called in President Donald Trump's upcoming Senate trial that kicks off in earnest on Tuesday. More>>

Pompeo expresses outrage over American's 'pointless' death in meeting with Egyptian President

By Richard Allen Greene and Jennifer Hansler, CNN Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Sunday met with Egypt's president and expressed outrage "over the pointless and tragic death" of Moustafa Kassem, an American citizen... More>>

What we know and don't know about the Senate impeachment trial

By Ted Barrett and Ali Zaslav, CNN Chief Justice John Roberts swore in senators Thursday to officially begin the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump. More>>

Pete Buttigieg now attending South Carolina MLK Day events after criticism from Democrats

By Caroline Kenny and Jasmine Wright, CNN Presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg will now attend Martin Luther King Day celebrations in Columbia, South Carolina, on Monday after facing pressure from local Democrats in the... More>>

JFK's grandson slams Pence's interpretation of 'Profiles in Courage'

By Kate Sullivan, CNN President John F. Kennedy's grandson Jack Schlossberg said Saturday that Vice President Mike Pence's recent op-ed is a "total perversion of JFK's legacy and the meaning of courage." More>>

A look back at Trump's history of high-profile legal wranglings

By Kevin Liptak, CNN Donald Trump's divorce from his first wife Ivana had already devolved into a tabloid spectacle when, frustrated by the proceedings, the future President's temper flared. More>>

Trump, who wanted a TV legal team, is 'distracted' by impeachment trial, source says

By Jim Acosta and Pamela Brown, CNN Donald Trump has appeared "distracted" by the impeachment trial that begins on Tuesday, according to a source close to the White House who speaks to the President regularly. More>>

'Framers' worst nightmare': House Democrats make their case for removing Trump from office

By Jeremy Herb, CNN House Democrats on Saturday released their argument for why President Donald Trump should be removed from office by the Senate in the upcoming impeachment trial, calling on the chamber to "eliminate the... More>>

Rod Rosenstein says he made call to release Peter Strzok-Lisa Page texts

By Katelyn Polantz, CNN Former Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein approved the release of top FBI official Peter Strzok's text messages with then-FBI attorney Lisa Page to protect the FBI and because Congress... More>>

Virginia House Republican leader to hate groups: 'You are not welcome here'

By Kate Sullivan and Ryan Nobles, CNN The Virginia House Republican leader said anyone spreading "white supremacist garbage" is not welcome in Richmond after a state of emergency was declared because of threats surrounding... More>>

Facebook removes pages reported to have coordinated posts defending Robert Hyde

By Donie O'Sullivan, Alta Spells and Laura Ly, CNN Facebook removed a network of pages Friday night that were reported to be sending coordinated posts defending Connecticut congressional candidate Robert Hyde, who this... More>>

Trump's legal team formally responds to Senate impeachment summons

By Sarah Westwood and Joe Johns, CNN Donald Trump's legal team filed its formal response Saturday evening to the Senate summons of the President, offering the first glimpse into what will ultimately be the White... More>>

READ: House Democrats' brief on why Trump should be removed from office

null House Democrats on Saturday released their argument for why President Donald Trump should be removed from office by the Senate in the upcoming impeachment trial. More>>

National Archives apologizes and removes altered photo of 2017 Women's March: 'We made a mistake'

By Veronica Stracqualursi, CNN The National Archives on Saturday apologized and said it removed from display a 2017 photograph of the Women's March it had altered to censor signs referencing women's anatomy and... More>>

Ted Lieu tells Devin Nunes to 'shove it' after Republican colleague threatens lawsuit

By Veronica Stracqualursi, CNN A feud between two California lawmakers spilled into the public recently, with one alleging conspiracy and the other threatening legal action. More>>

Former Rep. Chris Collins, the first member of Congress to endorse Trump, sentenced to 26 months in prison in insider trading case

By Caroline Kelly and Sheena Jones, CNN The first sitting congressman to support President Donald Trump's bid for the White House was sentenced to 26 months in prison on Friday after pleading guilty to federal charges... More>>

'It's going to be devastating': Senators gear up for no-talking, no-electronics impeachment trial rules

By Clare Foran, CNN The impeachment trial of President Donald Trump will be an unusual event in more ways than one. More>>

Evelyn Yang shares sexual assault survivor story at Women's March and says theme is 'very personal'

By Veronica Stracqualursi, CNN Evelyn Yang, the wife of presidential candidate Andrew Yang, said Saturday that the theme of this year's Women's March -- "Rise and Roar" -- is "very personal" for her after revealing... More>>

Expiring tool to fight fentanyl saved in Senate but faces uncertain future in House

By David Shortell, CNN Senate lawmakers reached a last-minute deal on Thursday to save a sweeping tool that has helped drug enforcers crack down on fentanyl as the synthetic opioid ravages communities across the country. More>>

The US Space Force has revealed its utility uniform, and the internet has things to say about it

By Jason Hanna and Alta Spells, CNN The new US Space Force has shown off its utility uniform, and it's bound to look familiar. More>>

Devin Nunes aide exchanged information with Lev Parnas about Ukraine campaign, documents reveal

By Jeremy Herb and Manu Raju, CNN New documents released Friday evening by House Democrats show communications between indicted Rudy Guiliani associate Lev Parnas and an aide to the top Republican on the House Intelligence... More>>

New impeachment documents show more texts about possible surveillance of former US ambassador to Ukraine

By Jeremy Herb and Manu Raju, CNN House Democrats on Friday released new documents from indicted Rudy Giuliani associate Lev Parnas ahead of the Senate trial that includes new information about the apparent surveillance of... More>>

Trump recounts minute-by-minute details of Soleimani strike to donors at Mar-a-Lago

By Kevin Liptak, CNN President Trump recounted minute-by-minute details of the US strike that killed Iran's top military commander during remarks to high-dollar Republican donors at his South Florida estate, according... More>>

The Iowa caucuses look like a hot mess

Analysis by Harry Enten, CNN First things first: The theme song of the week is Murder, She Wrote. More>>

Here's why Amy Klobuchar and Andrew Yang supporters may be the most powerful Iowans on caucus night

By Dan Merica, CNN The most consequential moment of the Iowa caucuses won't be the first time that people across the state line up in support of their preferred candidate on February 3. More>>

Republicans trying to ignore the many things we've learned since Trump was impeached

Analysis by Zachary B. Wolf, CNN The big news closing the week was the unveiling of President Donald Trump's impeachment defense team and the release of more documents related to Lev Parnas, the indicted associate of... More>>

Anti-abortion group announces $52 million budget to reelect Trump and anti-abortion Senate majority

By Caroline Kelly, CNN A major anti-abortion group announced on Friday a $52 million budget in battleground states to reelect President Donald Trump and an anti-abortion Senate majority in 2020. More>>

The cost of Sanders' agenda -- possibly $60 trillion -- would set a peacetime US record

Analysis by Ronald Brownstein While the new spending programs Sen. Bernie Sanders has proposed in his presidential campaign would at least double federal spending over the next decade, he has provided little detail about... More>>

Justice Department releases 176 more pages of Mueller documents to CNN and BuzzFeed

By Katelyn Polantz, Gregory Wallace, Sara Murray, Caroline Kelly, Erica Orden and Marshall Cohen, CNN CNN has received another 176 pages of notes from major witness interviews during former special counsel Robert... More>>

Trump adds Ken Starr and Alan Dershowitz to impeachment defense team

By Kaitlan Collins, Pamela Brown and Kevin Liptak, CNN President Donald Trump is adding three seasoned lawyers to his impeachment legal defense team, the White House confirmed Friday night, including Kenneth Starr, the... More>>

US counterterrorism officials warn police to be on alert for ambush attacks

By Josh Campbell Federal counterterrorism officials are warning police departments across the country to maintain a heightened state of awareness for the potential for ambush-style attacks against officers. More>>

Barr dropped into Giuliani meeting at Justice Department in previously undisclosed encounter

By Evan Perez and David Shortell, CNN Attorney General William Barr briefly attended a meeting at the Justice Department last fall between top criminal prosecutors and President Donald Trump's personal attorney Rudy... More>>

Evelyn Yang was assured justice. Here's how the doctor she says assaulted her went free

By Curt Devine, Nelli Black, Drew Griffin and Audrey Ash, CNN Evelyn Yang's revelation that she was sexually assaulted by her OB-GYN has renewed national focus on a sweetheart plea deal between Manhattan's district... More>>

Lev Parnas: Trump would've traded an endorsement for political dirt from Ukraine's ex-president Poroshenko

By Marshall Cohen President Donald Trump's efforts to pressure the Ukrainian government included an attempted quid-pro-quo with then-Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, according to Lev Parnas, the indicted... More>>

READ: House Democrats release additional materials from Giuliani associate Lev Parnas

null House Democrats on Friday released new documents from indicted Rudy Giuliani associate Lev Parnas ahead of the Senate trial that includes new information about the apparent surveillance of former US Ambassador Marie... More>>

Supreme Court to review Obamacare requirement that employer-provided health insurance plans pay for contraceptives

By Ariane de Vogue and Caroline Kelly, CNN The Supreme Court agreed on Friday to step in and review the Trump administration's attempt to weaken the so-called "contraceptive mandate," the Affordable Care Act's... More>>

Why the Iowa caucuses could be a disaster

Analysis by Chris Cillizza, CNN Editor-at-large No one knows who is going to win the Iowa caucuses in 17 days' time. More>>

READ: Justice Department releases 176 more pages of Mueller documents to CNN and BuzzFeed

null CNN has received another 176 pages of notes from major witness interviews during former special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation. More>>

Supreme Court to decide if states can force presidential electors to vote for the state's winner

By Ariane de Vogue, CNN Supreme Court Reporter The Supreme Court agreed on Friday to take up two cases related to the Electoral College concerning whether a state can bind a presidential elector to vote for the states'... More>>

USDA proposes allowing 'more flexibility' in school lunches

By Kate Sullivan, CNN The US Department of Agriculture on Friday announced two new proposals that would give school nutrition professionals "more flexibility" in what they serve to students. More>>

Senators brace for contentious Tuesday as impeachment trial begins in earnest

By Manu Raju and Phil Mattingly, CNN Senate leaders are preparing for a contentious session Tuesday that could stretch several hours as well as send the chamber into a closed session as Democrats try to force the GOP into... More>>

No. 2 US general says North Korea building new missiles 'as fast as anybody on the planet'

By Zachary Cohen, CNN North Korea is "building new missiles, new capabilities, new weapons as fast as anybody on the planet," and learning from its mistakes as it makes advances in its missile programs, the No. 2 general... More>>

Appeals court throws out lawsuit by children seeking to force action on climate crisis

By Dan Berman, CNN A federal appeals court on Friday threw out a heavily promoted but long-shot lawsuit by a group of children and teenagers trying to force the federal government to take action to address the climate crisis. More>>

House chairman threatens to subpoena Pompeo over Iran policy hearing

By Jennifer Hansler, CNN The Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee on Friday threatened to subpoena the nation's top diplomat to testify about the Trump administration's policy in Iran and Iraq. More>>

Democratic lawmakers visit camp in Mexico where migrants wait to claim asylum

By Priscilla Alvarez, CNN Eighteen members of Congress descended on a Mexican camp sitting near the US border Friday where hundreds of migrants are waiting to claim asylum. More>>

How Joe Biden defended his Iraq vote

By Andrew Kaczynski, CNN As the US War in Iraq continued to unravel in the spring of 2004, then-Sen. Joe Biden delivered a commencement speech at the University of Delaware where he addressed the original decision to go to... More>>

Early voting starts in Minnesota's presidential primaries

By Kelly Mena, CNN Minnesota's first presidential primaries in nearly 30 years starts Friday, as polling locations in the state begin accepting absentee ballots. More>>

Top 2020 Democrats to face Iowa voters in CNN town halls one week before caucuses

By CNN staff The leading contenders for the Democratic presidential nomination will deliver closing arguments to Iowa voters in live, back-to-back CNN town halls airing on consecutive nights one week before the Iowa caucuses. More>>

Pentagon announces foreign military trainees will face new restrictions following Pensacola attack

By Ryan Browne, CNN The Pentagon announced Friday that it is introducing new restrictions on international military students undergoing training in the US that will ban them from possessing firearms. The new rules follow... More>>

This 2016 map doesn't say what Donald Trump thinks it does

Analysis by Chris Cillizza, CNN Editor-at-large During an event on school prayer on Thursday in the Oval Office, CNN's Betsy Klein spotted something interesting out on President Donald Trump's desk. It was a map. More>>

8 In 10 black voters say Trump is racist, new poll shows

By Veronica Stracqualursi, CNN More than eight in 10 African Americans believe President Donald Trump is racist and that he has contributed to making racism a bigger problem in the United States, according to a new... More>>

READ: 9th Circuit Appeals Court ruling in children's climate crisis lawsuit

By CNN The 9th US Circuit Court of Appeals on Friday threw out a lawsuit by a group of children trying to force the federal government to take action to address the climate crisis. More>>

After more than 48 hours of silence, Pompeo says State will investigate possible surveillance of ex-US ambassador

By Jennifer Hansler, CNN Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Friday publicly committed to look into the possible surveillance of former US Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch -- more than 48 hours after the evidence of... More>>

READ: 9th Circuit Appeals Court ruling in children's climate crisis lawsuit

null The 9th US Circuit Court of Appeals on Friday threw out a lawsuit by a group of children trying to force the federal government to take action to address the climate crisis. More>>

Why Donald Trump is so obsessed with Michael Bloomberg

Analysis by Chris Cillizza, CNN Editor-at-large Michael Bloomberg appears to be living rent-free in President Donald Trump's head. More>>

McConnell tries to set trial rules as pressure building on vulnerable senators

By Lauren Fox, CNN It had been weeks since the House of Representatives passed articles of impeachment, and back home senators were getting pushed on what they believed a fair impeachment trial would look like. More>>

A man challenged Tulsi Gabbard to a push-up contest. He lost.

By Veronica Stracqualursi, CNN Democratic presidential candidate Tulsi Gabbard was taking questions from town hall attendees in New Hampshire on Thursday when a man in the crowd asked the Hawaii congresswoman and Iraq War... More>>

US troops were injured in Iran missile attack despite Pentagon initially saying there were no casualties

By Jake Tapper, Ryan Browne and Barbara Starr, CNN Several US service members were injured during last week's Iranian missile attack on Al-Asad airbase in Iraq despite the Pentagon initially saying that no casualties... More>>

Trump gives LSU football team a championship welcome

By Maegan Vazquez, CNN President Donald Trump held a ceremony on Friday at the White House for the Louisiana State University football team to celebrate their recent national championship game win. More>>

Lewinsky offers colorful remark in apparent response to Starr joining Trump defense team

By Allison Gordon, CNN The announcement that former independent counsel Ken Starr is joining President Donald Trump's impeachment defense team surprised many on Friday, but one person, apparently, had an especially... More>>

Martha McSally's staggering cynicism

Analysis by Chris Cillizza, CNN Editor-at-large Virtue signaling is all the rage in politics these days. More>>

Belated investigation into Justice leak and James Comey raises concern of political motives

By Evan Perez and David Shortell, CNN Justice Department prosecutors are investigating a media leak tied to the FBI's Hillary Clinton email probe, a person familiar with the matter said, an unusually belated move that... More>>

Trump takes the next step in Judy Shelton's nomination to Federal Reserve board

By Caroline Kelly and Donna Borak, CNN President Donald Trump on Thursday officially nominated two picks to the Federal Reserve Board, including conservative scholar Judy Shelton, nearly seven months after first announcing... More>>

Panel of South Carolina black voters give their take on Democratic race

By Veronica Stracqualursi, CNN A group of black Democratic voters from South Carolina shared their thoughts on the 2020 Democratic field with CNN ahead of the state's primary in late February. More>>

It's Michelle Obama's birthday. And her husband wants you to know it

By Francisco Guzman and Saeed Ahmed, CNN Former first lady Michelle Obama turns 56 today. And her husband is here to make sure we all know it. More>>

States sue USDA over new food stamps work requirement

By Caroline Kelly, CNN The District of Columbia and New York state filed a lawsuit along with 13 other states and New York City against the US Department of Agriculture on Thursday challenging new Trump administration... More>>

Washington Post: Trump called top military brass in 2017 a 'bunch of dopes and babies'

By Veronica Stracqualursi, CNN President Donald Trump reprimanded his top military brass in a 2017 meeting at the Pentagon, calling them a "bunch of dopes and babies" and telling them "you're all losers," according to... More>>

Pete Buttigieg picks up the pace in Iowa as impeachment keeps others away

By Dan Merica and Donald Judd, CNN Pete Buttigieg had Iowa all to himself on Thursday. He responded by hitting the gas. More>>

'Law & Order' star Sam Waterston endorses Michael Bloomberg

By Cristina Alesci, CNN Former "Law & Order" star Sam Waterston announced his endorsement of Michael Bloomberg on Friday, saying he believes the former New York City mayor is the best candidate to address the climate crisis. More>>

Teens in Maryland can get birth control without parental permission. Some lawmakers want to change that

By Harmeet Kaur, CNN Maryland is one of 23 states, along with Washington, DC, where minors can get birth control without their parents' knowledge or approval. More>>

Chief Justice John Roberts prepares to take the stage for impeachment trial

By Joan Biskupic, CNN legal analyst & Supreme Court biographer Known for his golden resume and powers of persuasion, John Roberts was named chief justice of the United States at the age of 50. In the 15 years since,... More>>

Delaware GOP leader is ousted after comment singling out Jewish supporters of Trump impeachment

By Madeline Holcombe and Anna Sturla, CNN A Republican Party leader in Delaware has been kicked out of office after making a comment on Facebook that her colleagues called anti-Semitic. More>>

Republicans on the spot as Senate braces for impeachment drama

Analysis by Stephen Collinson, CNN There's nowhere left for Republicans senators to hide. More>>

Senators swear impeachment oath amid new allegations of White House lawbreaking

Analysis by Zachary B. Wolf, CNN Ninety-nine US senators were sworn in Thursday and, with their right hands raised, pledged to do "impartial justice" in the impeachment trial of Donald John Trump. (The 100th,... More>>

Lev Parnas says he watched Trump tell aide to fire the US ambassador to Ukraine

By Marshall Cohen Lev Parnas, an associate of Rudy Giuliani, told CNN he witnessed President Donald Trump telling a top aide that the US ambassador to Ukraine should be fired. More>>

Pence urges Senate Democrats to flip on impeachment in op-ed

By Paul LeBlanc, CNN Vice President Mike Pence urged Senate Democrats to break ranks and "stand up against" the articles of impeachment in a Wall Street Journal op-ed comparing the Senate trial of President Donald Trump to... More>>

Senate impeachment trial of Donald Trump officially begins

By Jeremy Herb, CNN The third Senate impeachment trial of a US president in history convened on Thursday with the reading of the impeachment articles against President Donald Trump and the swearing in of Supreme Court... More>>

Florida Supreme Court rules some released felons must pay off fines before voting

By Paul LeBlanc, CNN The Florida Supreme Court on Thursday sided with the state's GOP governor by ruling that certain released felons must pay all fines and fees associated with their convictions before their right to... More>>

Exclusive: Evelyn Yang reveals she was sexually assaulted by her OB-GYN while pregnant

By Dana Bash, Bridget Nolan, Nelli Black and Patricia DiCarlo, CNN Evelyn Yang was reading letters that voters had sent to her husband, Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang, and suddenly stopped in her tracks. More>>

DHS has requested Pentagon assistance to build 270 miles of border wall

By Ryan Browne and Geneva Sands, CNN The Pentagon received a Department of Homeland Security request Wednesday to build and pay for hundreds of additional miles of border wall on the southwest border, according to the... More>>

Saudi Arabia has paid $500M toward the cost of US troops in country

By Barbara Starr, CNN Pentagon Correspondent Saudi Arabia has paid the US approximately $500 million to begin to cover the cost of US troops operating in the country, according to a US official. More>>

Fact-checking Republican Sen. Susan Collins' confusing comments about the new documents from Lev Parnas

By Marshall Cohen, CNN Republican Sen. Susan Collins, a pivotal swing vote in the fight over whether to allow new witnesses during the Senate's impeachment trial, appears much less interested in considering new... More>>

8 Senators to watch in the impeachment trial

Analysis by Chris Cillizza, CNN Editor-at-large On Thursday, it became official: The Senate impeachment trial into President Donald Trump is underway. More>>

Trump administration updates public school prayer guidance on National Religious Freedom Day

By Maegan Vazquez, CNN The Trump administration on Thursday announced it is updating federal guidance for prayer in public schools and other initiatives aimed at protecting religious freedom, which administration officials... More>>

Pompeo stonewalls as evidence emerges of possible surveillance of ex-Ukraine ambassador

By Jennifer Hansler, CNN Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has maintained a persistent silence as stunning new evidence has emerged suggesting the former ambassador to Ukraine may have been illegally surveilled before she was... More>>

Rep. Ayanna Pressley reveals she has alopecia: 'It's important I'm transparent about this new normal'

By Chandelis Duster, CNN Rep. Ayanna Pressley of Massachusetts on Thursday publicly revealed for the first time that she has an autoimmune disease that causes hair loss. More>>

Intelligence officials ask Congress not to hold threats hearings after angering Trump last year

By Zachary Cohen, CNN US intelligence officials have quietly asked the Senate and House Intelligence committees not to hold public hearings on this year's Worldwide Threat Assessment after testimony from agency chiefs... More>>

Investigation requested into Michigan state senator accused of making inappropriate remark to female reporter

By Devan Cole, CNN The Democratic and Republican leaders of the Michigan state Senate requested a sexual harassment investigation Wednesday into a Republican senator after a female reporter said he remarked that male high... More>>

Trump continues to insist he doesn't know Giuliani associate Parnas

By Kevin Liptak and Erica Orden, CNN President Donald Trump continues to insist he doesn't know Lev Parnas, an associate of Trump's personal attorney who now says the President was aware of efforts to surface dirt... More>>

Nunes now says he talked to key Ukraine figure, after suggesting he hadn't

By Devan Cole, CNN The top Republican on the House Intelligence Committee admitted Wednesday to speaking on the phone with a key figure in the Ukraine scandal after previously saying such a conversation would have been... More>>

FAA should continue controversial delegating of safety reviews to industry, panel concludes

By Gregory Wallace, CNN A special panel reviewing how the Federal Aviation Administration certifies aircraft recommended the agency continue delegating some safety reviews to manufacturers, including Boeing, despite... More>>

Connecticut GOP chair calls for Robert Hyde to drop out of House race

By Veronica Stracqualursi and Mark Morales, CNN The chairman of the Connecticut Republican Party is calling for congressional candidate Robert Hyde to drop out of the race after revelations that Hyde was involved in the... More>>

Why we shouldn't stop talking about the Sanders-Warren fight

Analysis by Chris Cillizza, CNN Editor-at-large Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren is done talking about her back-and-forth -- in which each candidate said the other called them a liar -- with Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders... More>>

Controversial Trump tax break under investigation by Treasury watchdog

By Donna Borak, CNN The Treasury Department's inspector general has opened an inquiry into a controversial tax break used by close allies of President Donald Trump. More>>

What Tom Steyer said to extricate himself from the world's most uncomfortable situation

Analysis by Chris Cillizza, CNN Editor-at-large Tom Steyer has struggled for months for relevance in the 2020 presidential race. On Tuesday night he got it, albeit very briefly -- and not at all the way he probably... More>>

FBI investigators visit Robert Hyde's home and office

By Mark Morales and Frank Bivona, CNN FBI investigators on Thursday visited both the home and business of Connecticut congressional candidate Robert Hyde, who this week was implicated in the Ukraine scandal. More>>

Michael Flynn's sentencing postponed after he asks to change his guilty plea

By Katelyn Polantz, CNN Michael Flynn's sentencing is delayed again. More>>

Giuliani associate implicates Trump in Ukraine scheme

By Erica Orden, CNN Lev Parnas, the Soviet-born businessman whose work in Ukraine with President Donald Trump's personal attorney Rudy Giuliani stands at the center of the impeachment inquiry, implicated the President... More>>

Government watchdog concludes Trump administration broke law by withholding Ukraine aid

By Jeremy Herb, CNN The Government Accountability Office said the Trump administration broke the law when it withheld US security aid to Ukraine last year that had been appropriated by Congress, a decision that's at... More>>

Senate approves Trump trade deal

By Holmes Lybrand and Haley Byrd, CNN Senators of both parties came together Thursday morning to pass President Donald Trump's foremost legislative priority -- the revised North American Free Trade Agreement -- with... More>>

Ranking the Top 5 Democrats in the 2020 race

Analysis by Chris Cillizza and Harry Enten, CNN You can pore over every national and early state poll. You can interview dozens of voters in Iowa and New Hampshire. You can talk to all the campaigns about their detailed... More>>

Progressive groups call for unity as Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders feud

By Gregory Krieg, CNN Leading progressive groups are issuing a call for unity as the public rift between Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren widens ahead of the first round of Democratic presidential primary voting. More>>

Lawmakers and activists call for admin to hold Egypt accountable for American's death

By Jennifer Hansler, CNN A bipartisan group of lawmakers and activists on Wednesday gathered on Capitol Hill to urge the administration not to let an American man's death in Egyptian custody be in vain. More>>

Liz Cheney won't run for US Senate seat from Wyoming

By Alex Rogers and Haley Byrd, CNN Rep. Liz Cheney, a Wyoming Republican and member of GOP House leadership, will not run for Senate in 2020, avoiding a contentious primary in the deeply conservative state. More>>

Ukraine opens criminal probe into possible surveillance of ex-US ambassador

By Devan Cole, Jennifer Hansler and Mary Ilyushina, CNN Police in Ukraine are investigating the possible surveillance of former US Ambassador Marie Yovanovitch, the country's Interior Ministry announced Thursday. More>>

Trump shows that impeachment will not moderate him

Analysis by Stephen Collinson, CNN President Donald Trump is not waiting to be acquitted of impeachable crimes to show that no one can stop him doing what he wants to do. More>>

Florida to purchase 20,000 acres of Everglades wetlands to protect from oil drilling

By Veronica Stracqualursi, CNN Florida has reached a deal with a real estate company to acquire 20,000 acres of the Everglades that is slated for oil production in order to protect the wetlands, Florida's governor... More>>

Senators target China's 'exit bans' as Americans continue to be held by Beijing

By Jennifer Hansler, CNN A group of bipartisan senators on Wednesday introduced legislation aimed at punishing Beijing for blocking American citizens from leaving that country, on the same day that the White House signed... More>>

The Senate is now in charge of impeachment, but we might be missing the larger story

Analysis by Zachary B. Wolf, CNN The Senate is now in charge. More>>

Koch network plans its biggest election-year effort in 2020

By Fredreka Schouten, CNN The conservative political network affiliated with billionaire Charles Koch intends to launch its widest election effort in 2020 and could engage in nearly 200 federal and state races this year,... More>>

Fact-checking Trump's announcement of July 4 fireworks at Mount Rushmore

By Tara Subramaniam, CNN At the signing ceremony for a much awaited US-China trade deal, President Donald Trump announced plans for a fireworks display at Mount Rushmore on July 4, 2020. More>>

Trump administration abruptly cancels 4 classified Iran-related briefings

By Zachary Cohen, CNN The Trump administration has abruptly canceled four classified congressional briefings related to the ongoing Iran crisis, in some cases providing little or no explanation for doing so. More>>

Steyer pokes fun at his awkward appearance in Warren-Sanders exchange

By Caroline Kelly, CNN Billionaire businessman Tom Steyer joked about his inadvertent role in the newly revealed tense exchange between his fellow Democratic presidential candidates Sens. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts... More>>

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