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US sanctions North Korea on human rights as Trump floats second summit

The Trump administration slapped sanctions on three North Koreans Monday in response to Pyongyang's ongoing ...

Congressman says Trump could face jail time

Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) said that President Trump could "face the real prospect of jail time" during an interview on CBS's "Face the Nation."

Trump scrambles to find Kelly replacement

As President Trump looks to replace outgoing chief of staff John Kelly, he has become increasingly concerned about what his administration is facing come January, when newly empowered Democrats are expected to unleash the full force of their oversight powers on the Trump administration. CNN's Kaitlan Collins reports.

Trump continues search for new chief of staff

CNN has learned Pres. Trump asked Nick Ayers to conduct a review of the West Wing. The ask came as the two negotiated the chief of staff position.

Obama pushes Obamacare enrollment as deadline looms

Hoping to push more people to sign up for Obamacare amid lagging enrollment, former President Barack Obama u...

Trump's biggest Mueller problem isn't Russia. At least not yet.

Special counsel Robert Mueller has begun quietly laying his cards down, one at a time, in court filings for ...

What else Congress needs to do by the end of the year

As Congress faces a December 21 deadline to avert a partial government shutdown, it must also clear a stack ...

Nadler: Trump payments are 'impeachable offense'

Jake Tapper is joined by likely incoming chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, New York Congressman Jerry Nadler to discuss the possibility of impeaching Trump as the Mueller investigation continues.

An insane amount of people turned out to vote in the midterm elections

President Donald Trump solved a problem that no other president before him could: Getting people to vote in ...

Why there's a 0% chance Donald Trump won't run again in 2020

Since the day he was sworn in as President, whispers have circulated in Washington that Donald Trump won't r...

House Democrats may probe Kushner ties to Saudi crown prince

Rep. Eliot Engel, who is poised to lead the House Foreign Affairs Committee, plans to conduct a thorough rev...

5 things the Trump admin has done that go against its climate change warning

Since the Trump administration released its bloc...

Trump tries to spin Cohen, Manafort filings

After a week of legal filings related to the Russia investigation, President Donald Trump tries to spin the story.

Bernstein: Trump 'boxed in' by Mueller filings

Carl Bernstein joins Brian Stelter to discuss the latest filings by Robert Mueller. "Donald Trump, for the first time in his life, is cornered," Bernstein says. He says one of the principal witnesses came away from an interview with Mueller's team believing that "they know everything about Russia."

Accused Russian spy Maria Butina appears to reach plea deal

Maria Butina, an accused Russian spy who nuzzled up to the National Rifle Association before the 2016 electi...

'Serious' issues with $297 million CBP hiring contract, internal watchdog says

A US Customs and Border Protection hiring contract with a consulting firm was riddled with performance issue...

At least 16 Trump associates had contacts with Russians during campaign or transition

At least 16 associates of Donald Trump had contacts with Russians during the 2016 campaign or transition, ac...

Who actually wants to be Donald Trump's chief of staff?

In two weeks' time, President Donald Trump will be without a chief of staff following the departure of John ...

'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...

Jerome Corsi suing Robert Mueller, claims he's being unfairly targeted

Jerome Corsi is suing Robert Mueller in federal court in the District of Columbia.Previously, the Rog...

Trump's next chief of staff may be walking into a nightmare

The job of White House chief of staff is close to impossible at the best of times, but...

Comey encourages US to oust Trump in 2020

Former FBI Director James Comey asked American voters to end Donald Trump's presidency with a "landslide" victory for his opponent in 2020 while speaking in front of a live audience at New York City's 92nd Street Y.

Comey calls on Americans to 'use every breath we have' to oust Trump in 2020

Former FBI Director James Comey asked American voters Sunday night to end Donald Trump's presidency with a "...

US teamed up with Russia, Saudi Arabia and Kuwait to weaken language supporting landmark climate report

The United States sided with Russia, Saudi Arabia and Kuwait over the weekend at a global climate summit to ...

Biden says he wants to spend the rest of his life 'engaged' on the issues and with his family

Former Vice President Joe Biden reflected Sunday on how he wants to spend the rest of his life, saying he wi...

Trump commits to $750 billion defense budget

President Donald Trump has agreed to a request from Defense Secretary James Mattis to propose a defense budg...

Nick Ayers will not be next WH chief of staff

Nick Ayers, the leading candidate to replace John Kelly as President Donald Trump's chief of staff, will not be taking the job, according to a White House official. CNN's Kaitlan Collins has the details.

Ayers not taking job as White House chief of staff

Nick Ayers, the leading candidate to replace John Kelly as President Donald Trump's chief of staff, will not...

Shakeup in the White House

Chief of Staff John Kelly will be leaving his post by the end of year. His likely a successor: a 36-year-old longtime political operative who could ruffle some feathers inside the White House.

Adam Schiff: Trump could 'face the real prospect of jail time'

California Democratic Rep. Adam Schiff said Sunday that President Donald Trump could "face the real prospect...

Rubio to Trump: Mistake to pardon Manafort

In an interview with Jake Tapper, Florida Republican Senator Marco Rubio warns President Trump against pardoning Manafort

Wisconsin gov.-elect won't rule out suing over bills that would limit power

Democratic Wisconsin Gov.-elect Tony Evers said he's looking at "all options at the table" if outgoing Repub...

GOP mood darkens: Expect 'vicious gridlock' with 'a sprinkling of constitutional crisis'

This week on "Inside Politics," our panel of top political reporters shared their near-term political predic...

Pelosi winning over skeptical incoming House freshman

Nancy Pelosi moves closer to the speaker's gavel, the outlook dims for a major criminal justice reform bill, President Trump wants another North Korea summit, and the GOP grows more fearful of what Robert Mueller knows. It's all on Inside Politics.

Trump, without evidence, accuses James Comey of lying to House Judiciary Committee

President Donald Trump lashed out at former FBI Director James Comey over testimony he gave to the House Jud...

Rubio: Pardoning Paul Manafort 'would be a mistake'

Sen. Marco Rubio said Sunday that he doesn't think President Donald Trump should grant a pardon to his forme...

Tapper presses Rubio on impact of Cohen filing

CNN's Jake Tapper presses Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) on potential repercussions for President Trump if it is proven that he directed Michael Cohen to commit crimes during the 2016 election.

Rubio on journalist's killing: 'We don't need direct evidence that he ordered the code red on this thing'

Sen. Marco Rubio pushed back against Trump administration claims that there's no direct link between the Sau...

Nadler: Trump payments likely impeachable

Rep. Jerry Nadler (D-NY), the likely incoming House Judiciary Committee chairman, discusses whether federal prosecutors' claim that then-candidate Donald Trump directed illegal payments to Stormy Daniels and Karen McDougal in 2016 warrants impeachment.

NY Rep.: If it's proven Trump directed Cohen payments, would be 'impeachable offenses'

If accusations that President Donald Trump directed his former lawyer Michael Cohen to make illegal hush pay...

Trump tries to change the story, but Russia cloud darkens

President Donald Trump is dipping into his playbook of distraction and denial, but even his skills at weavin...

WH: Nothing of value in Mueller revelations

The President says there is nothing to see here, but court fillings suggest otherwise. CNN's Victor Blackwell discusses the latest in the Russia investigation.

Russell Senate Office Building evacuated over small attic fire

The Russell Senate Office Building was evacuated Saturday night as Washington emergency crews responded to a...

Feds: Cohen broke the law at Trump's direction

Federal prosecutors say Michael Cohen acted at the direction of Donald Trump when he committed two election-related crimes during the 2016 presidential campaign. Cohen now faces roughly four years of jail time. President Trump directed Michael Cohen to make illegal hush money payments. Cohen now faces up to four years of jail time.

Undocumented staff claim Trump club hired them

A lawyer for two women who claim they were undocumented workers at Trump National Golf Club is calling for a state and federal probe into the fraudulent documentation provided to the workers. CNN's Polo Sandoval reports.

Attorney for two alleged Trump National Golf Club undocumented workers calls for investigation

The lawyer for two women who claim they were undocumented workers at Trump National Golf Club is calling for...

Former Nixon WH lawyer: Congress will have 'little choice' but to begin impeachment proceedings

Former Nixon White House lawyer John Dean said he thinks Congress will have "little choice" but to begin imp...

Supreme Court double jeopardy case could impact presidential pardon power

The Supreme Court grappled on Thursday with a case concerning an exception to the Fifth Amendment's ban on p...

Here's how Wisconsin Republicans want to strip power from incoming Democrats

Republican Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is on his way out, defeated in November by Democratic Gov.-elect Tony...

Trump's Cabinet shakeup kicks into gear

After a few weeks of quiet, the Cabinet reshuffle President Donald Trump teased in the days surrounding the ...

Meet the new head of Planned Parenthood

Learn more about Dr. Leana Wen, the new director Planned Parenthood has chosen.

Trump signals US won't punish Saudi crown prince over Khashoggi killing

President Donald Trump signaled Tuesday that he will not take strong action against Saudi Arabia or its Crow...

Saudi crown prince's 'fit' delays UN resolution on war in Yemen

Multiple sources tell CNN that a much-anticipated United Nations Security Council resolution calling for a c...

Who is John Kelly?

John Kelly is Donald Trump's second White House chief of staff. On December 8, 2018, President Trump said Kelly would be leaving his job at the end of the year.

Comey says firing Mueller alone won't derail investigations

Former FBI Director James Comey told lawmakers in a closed-door meeting on Friday that he didn't believe fir...

The slow-motion disaster of Trump's Khashoggi strategy

Shortly before 1 p.m. on Tuesday, having just received a classified briefing from the director of the CIA in...

House GOP releases Comey interview transcript

The House Judiciary and Oversight committees have released a transcript of former FBI Director James Comey's closed-door interview. CNN's Laura Jarrett reports.

FBI investigates possible election fraud in NC

North Carolina's State Board of Elections named Leslie McCrae Dowless Jr., a political operative who worked for Republican candidate Mark Harris, as "a person of interest in connection with an alleged absentee ballot operation in the congressional district." CNN's Drew Griffin reports.

NYT: Kushner offered Saudi Crown Prince advice

The President's son-in-law and senior adviser, Jared Kushner, has continued to have private conversations with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman following the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, The New York Times reports.

Trump: John Kelly leaving at end of the year

President Donald Trump confirmed that chief of staff John Kelly will be leaving the White House at the end of 2018.

Trump announces John Kelly is leaving

White House chief of staff John Kelly will be leaving his position at the end of the year, President Donald ...

Takeaways from the new Cohen and Manafort filings

Everyone's lying to Robert Mueller -- and he knows it.The court filings released Friday by Robert Mue...

Trump nominates new Joint Chiefs chairman

President Donald Trump nominated Army Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Milley to be the next chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. CNN's Boris Sanchez reports.

New York Times: Kushner offered advice to Saudi crown prince after journalist's death

The President's son-in-law and senior adviser, Jared Kushner, continued to have private conversations with S...

Here's what we know about the unresolved House race in North Carolina

North Carolina elections officials as well as local and state prosecutors are investigating allegations of f...

Trump flips coin at Army-Navy game

College football fans, military leaders and members of the Trump administration gathered in Philadelphia on ...

Bush shares sweet moment with Michelle Obama

While walking down the aisle of Washington's National Cathedral, former President George W. Bush reached into his pocket to slip Michelle Obama an item, mirroring the moment they shared at Sen. John McCain's funeral.

Trump faults Paris climate agreement as protests in France continue

President Donald Trump blamed the Paris climate accord as demonstrations in France ...

Young, rich and loyal: Nick Ayers could be Trump's next chief of staff

As President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence prepared to gather for their weekly lunch in August ...

Rahm Emanuel to Democrats: 'Don't focus immediately on Trump'

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel said Democrats shouldn't place their attention exclusively on President Donald Tr...

Trump names Army Chief of Staff Mark Milley to be new Joint Chiefs chairman

President Donald Trump on Saturday nominated Army Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Milley to be the next chairman of...

Trump calls for Mueller probe to end following Manafort, Cohen court filings

President Donald Trump said Saturday that court filings in the Paul Manafort and Michael Cohen cases showed ...

'Yellow vest' demonstrations underway in Paris

Hundreds of "yellow vest" protesters take to the streets in Paris. CNN's Melissa Bell reports.

Comey: Trump attacks on FBI 'deeply troubling'

Former FBI Director James Comey addresses the media after a closed door meeting on Capitol Hill.

Prosecutors: Michael Cohen acted at Trump's direction when he broke the law

Federal prosecutors said for the first time Friday that Michael Cohen acted at the direction of Donald Trump...

Mueller: Paul Manafort lied about contacts with Trump administration this year

Special counsel Robert Mueller said Friday that former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort lied about five...

Consumer advocates raise red flags over Trump's top agency picks

Consumer advocates raised big concerns this week about the two top officials the Trump administration has ap...

Trump's favorite pollster was the least accurate in the midterms

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

What happens if Trump committed a felony?

CNN's Erin Burnett discusses the court filings from the Southern District of New York with her panel and what happens if President Donald Trump did, in fact, commit a felony.

Ocasio-Cortez and Trump Jr. trade social media barbs

Rep.-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez blasted Donald Trump Jr. on Friday for insulting her and in turn drew th...

Trump: Some GOP candidates 'choke like dogs'

President Donald Trump lamented the GOP candidate selection for the midterm elections during a wide-ranging speech at the Project Safe Neighborhoods National Conference in Kansas City, Missouri.

Friday was a very, very bad day for Donald Trump

On Friday, President Donald Trump (and the rest of us) got the most fulsome look into the inner workings of ...

Prosecutors, Special Counsel release filings for Cohen

Federal prosecutors in the Southern District of New York recommend "substantial term of imprisonment" for Donald Trump's former personal attorney Michael Cohen while Special Counsel Robert Mueller recommends Cohen's sentence for lying to Congress is served concurrently with his federal sentence.

Federal court upholds block on Trump asylum ban

A federal appeals court on Friday said it would not lift an injunction that is blocking the Trump administra...

VA secretary praised Confederate president

CNN's KFile has discovered Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert Wilkie effusively praised Jefferson Davis, the president of the Confederate States during the Civil War. CNN's Joe Johns has the details.

North Carolina board calls political operative a 'person of interest' in election fraud probe

North Carolina's State Board of Elections on Friday named Leslie McCrae Dowless Jr., a political operative w...

Mueller opened the floodgates on Cohen and Manafort

In what has been a slow drip of information on Robert Mueller's Russia investigation, the spigot opened up t...

Substantial jail time recommended for Cohen

Federal prosecutors requested that the court impose "a substantial term of imprisonment" for Donald Trump's former personal attorney Michael Cohen who, in August, pleaded guilty to eight federal crimes.

Kelly expected to resign soon, no longer on speaking terms with Trump

John Kelly is expected to resign as White House chief of staff in the coming days, two sources familiar with...

Speier: Kushner, Trump Jr. may face subpoenas

Rep. Jackie Speier (D-CA) tells CNN's Brianna Keilar that both Jared Kushner and Donald Trump Jr. may be subpoenaed to testify if they do not do so voluntarily.

Bryan Stevenson says 'slavery didn't end in 1865, it just evolved'

The lawyer and social justice activist Bryan Stevenson is highly critical of President Donald Trump's favori...

Mueller to drop Cohen, Manafort memos

Special counsel Robert Mueller's team could reveal tantalizing new details in its investigation into possible Russian collusion thanks to a pair of court filing deadlines involving President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman Paul Manafort and former lawyer Michael Cohen.

Ex-FBI Director James Comey exasperated after closed-door interview on Capitol Hill

Former FBI Director James Comey, after facing aggressive questioning from members of Congress on Friday, exp...

Rahm Emanuel: Trump's making a big mistake

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel tells CNN's David Axelrod that President Donald Trump's decision to immerse himself into special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation rather than separate himself from it is a mistake.

George Papadopoulos released from prison

Ex-Donald Trump campaign aide George Papadopoulos was released from prison Friday morning after serving 12 d...

Giuliani: Mueller accused Manafort of lying

Special counsel Robert Mueller's team has made clear to Paul Manafort's attorneys that they believe the former Trump campaign chair is lying to them about President Donald Trump, according to the President's attorney Rudy Giuliani.

Rahm Emanuel: 'Last thing I think we need ...'

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel weighs in on the 2020 presidential election and former Vice President Joe Biden. CNN's David Axelrod has more.

Trump says some GOP candidates 'choke like dogs'

President Donald Trump lamented the Republican Party's candidate selection for the midterm elections during ...

Peter Navarro open to higher tariffs on China

President Trump's trade adviser Peter Navarro says if issues with China aren't resolved during the 90-day negotiating period, the administration would raise existing tariffs on $200 billion worth of Chinese goods.

CIA taps 34-year agency veteran as first woman to lead its clandestine arm

The CIA has tapped Beth Kimber to lead its Directorate of Operations, making her the first woman to lead the...

Air Force missed several chances to stop shooter from buying gun, watchdog says

Investigators revealed Friday that the deadliest shooting rampage in Texas history, in which a disgraced air...

Tillerson says Trump was 'pretty undisciplined'

Former Secretary of State Rex Tillerson opened up about his working relationship with Donald Trump during an event in Houston.

Mueller's team questioned John Kelly

Special counsel Robert Mueller's team questioned President Trump's chief of staff John Kelly during their investigation, sources tell CNN.

US and UK point to Russia, Assad forces for Aleppo attack

The US and UK dismissed Russian and Syrian claims that opposition forces launched a gas attack on Aleppo in ...

VA secretary praised Confederate president as a "martyr to 'The Lost Cause'" in 1995 speech

Secretary of Veterans Affairs Robert Wilkie praised Confederate States President Jefferson Davis effusively ...

Speier says Dems could subpoena Trump Jr., Kushner as part of Russia inquiries

A Democrat who sits on the House Intelligence Committee suggested Friday that Democrats could subpoena Donal...

Trump picks Nauert to be UN ambassador

President Donald Trump announced on Friday that State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert is his choice to...

Tillerson breaks his silence on Trump

Since being fired by President Donald Trump as secretary of state, Rex Tillerson has kept a very low profile. But on Thursday night in Houston, Tillerson broke that silence in a big way.

Trump said to express irritation over Wall Street's negative review of China deal

President Donald Trump has expressed anxiety about a dismal streak for the stock market over the past severa...

Nikki Haley: We can't give Saudi Arabia a pass on Khashoggi

In an apparent break with President Donald Trump, outgoing US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley suggested the...

Mueller's next big reveal

Donald Trump is beside himself with fury ahead of what could turn out to be one of the most pivotal days yet...

North Carolina's Mark Harris owes $53,000 to firm at center of absentee ballot effort, records show

The campaign of North Carolina Republican Mark Harris still owed more than $53,000 after last month's electi...

Trump nominates William Barr to be his next attorney general

President Donald Trump has decided to nominate former Attorney General William Barr to be the next permanent...

Trump to name new Joint Chiefs chairman, sources say

President Donald Trump is expected to name Army Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Milley to be the next chairman of t...

Giuliani says Mueller has accused Manafort of lying about Trump

Special counsel Robert Mueller's team has made clear to Paul Manafort's attorneys that they believe the form...

Rex Tillerson just exposed Donald Trump's greatest weakness

Since being fired by President Donald Trump as secretary of state, Rex Tillerson has kept a very low profile...

Rosenstein, Justice Department vets celebrate Barr nomination

Justice Department veterans on Friday celebrated President Donald Trump's announcement that he would select ...

Donald Trump keeps bringing up the death penalty

President Donald Trump has been talking a lot about the death penalty recently.On Friday, he pushed f...

Mia Love 'surprised' by Trump's mocking comments

Outgoing Republican Rep. Mia Love said she was "surprised" after President Donald Trump mocked her for not e...

Trump announces AG and UN ambassador nominees

President Donald Trump announces the nominations of William Barr as attorney general and former Fox News host Heather Nauert as UN ambassador.

One fewer woman in Trump's Cabinet

On the one hand, President Donald Trump announced he would nominate a woman to replace US Ambassador to the ...

Rex Tillerson says Trump got 'frustrated' when told he couldn't do something that 'violates the law'

In a rare public appearance since he was fired from office, former Secretary of State Rex Tillerson called P...

Exclusive: Mueller investigators questioned John Kelly in obstruction probe

White House chief of staff John Kelly was interviewed by special counsel Robert Mueller's team in recent mon...

Judge: Clinton's private emails are 'one of the gravest modern offenses to government transparency'

A federal judge Thursday called former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server fo...

Elizabeth Warren's Native-American heritage reveal was just as bad as you thought it was

When Elizabeth Warren unveiled a 5-minute video aimed at putting to rest questions as to whether she actuall...

Cuomo breaks down suspected NC election fraud

CNN's Chris Cuomo takes a look at the people involved in an election fraud probe in North Carolina that is upending the last undecided congressional race in the country.

Magazine covers tell the story of US politics in 2018

Politics showed up this year on the covers of all sorts of publications, from tabloids and magazines about t...

Supreme Court discussing partisan gerrymandering behind closed doors Friday

The Supreme Court is scheduled to return to a deeply divisive issue on Friday when the justices meet behind ...

Dem withdraws concession amid fraud allegation

Democrat Dan McCready is withdrawing his concession in a North Carolina congressional race where investigators are probing allegations of election fraud.

The frantic scramble before Mueller got the job

In the hectic eight days after President Donald Trump fired FBI Director James Comey, Deputy Attorney Genera...

For Trump, a first look at what presidential veneration could be

As he listened to military choirs and honor guards ...

Heather Nauert expected to be next UN ambassador

President Donald Trump is expected to nominate State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert to be his new ambassador to the UN, according to an administration official and a second source.

Celebrities step in after Trump slashes Obamacare ad budget

The Trump administration isn't doing much to let Americans know it's time to sign up for Obamacare, so celeb...

EPA rolls back coal rule despite climate change warnings

The Trump administration will reverse an Obama-era coal emissions rule as part of its effort to loosen restr...

US military flexes muscles in message to Russia

The US military responded this week to what it calls Russia's "unlawful and destabilizing actions" in Ukrain...

Health spending is growing more slowly

It may not feel this way, but spending on health care actually grew more slowly last year.National he...

Swalwell: Open to 2020 ticket with Biden

Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-CA) revealed that he is "open to entertaining both variations" of a presidential ticket featuring himself and former Vice President Joe Biden.

Beto O'Rourke lands big Obama fundraiser -- but many elite donors are playing the field in 2020

One of the Democratic Party's most prolific fundraisers says he has pledged to raise campaign money for risi...

Trump expected to name Heather Nauert next UN ambassador, sources say

President Donald Trump is expected to nominate State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert to be his new amb...

Stone speaks after pleading Fifth Amendment

Roger Stone said that he does not have a joint defense agreement with President Donald Trump's legal team, nor are the two sides sharing information. This comes after Stone invoked his Fifth Amendment right not to testify to the Senate.

Senate to confront White House on Khashoggi

The Senate is preparing to confront the White House over its support for Saudi Arabia in the aftermath of journalist Jamal Khashoggi's killing, moving toward a floor vote next week to curtail US involvement in the Saudi-led war in Yemen.

Sources: A Trump probe began before Mueller's

In the eight days after President Donald Trump fired FBI Director Comey, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and top FBI officials viewed Trump as a leader needed to be reined in, according to two sources describing the sentiment at the time. CNN's Pamela Brown reports.

Irregularities found in second North Carolina county in contested House race

A CNN review of absentee ballot envelopes has found irregularities with witness signatures in a second North...

Arrest triggers fresh doubts about Trump's ability to deliver on China deal

The arrest of a top Chinese technology executive should have been a triumphant moment for the Trump administ...

Maria Butina plea deal may be near

Attorneys for Maria Butina and the Justice Department gave more signs they are negotiating a plea deal for the accused Russian spy. CNN's Brian Todd reports.

Swalwell says he's open to running on a 2020 ticket with Biden

Rep. Eric Swalwell said Thursday that he is "open to entertaining both variations" of a presidential ticket ...

Southern border family arrests maintain record-high streak in November

Apprehensions of migrant family members who illegally crossed the southern border into the US broke another ...

Democrat Dan McCready withdraws concession in North Carolina House race amid fraud allegations

Democrat Dan McCready is withdrawing his concession in a North Carolina congressional race where investigato...

WaPo: Saudis paid for rooms at Trump DC hotel

A lobbying firm backed by Saudi Arabia booked hundreds of rooms at the Trump International Hotel in Washington shortly after the 2016 election, The Washington Post reports.

Maria Butina plea deal may be near

Attorneys for Maria Butina and the Justice Department gave more signs Thursday morning they are negotiating ...

Roger Stone says he is not sharing information with the President's lawyers

Roger Stone said Thursday that he does not have a joint defense agreement with President Donald Trump's lega...

House Dems just had their best election since Watergate

The end came just before 5 p.m. Eastern Time on December 6, 2018."Despite the outcome of this electio...

Senate set to rebuke White House's handling of Saudi Arabia after Khashoggi murder

The Senate is preparing to confront the White House over its support for Saudi Arabia in the aftermath of jo...

Trump under pressure after Mueller's Flynn filing

Michael Flynn's lawyer had it right back in March 2017 -- his client certainly has a story to tell.Th...

Mueller poised to reveal new details on Russia probe in Manafort, Cohen filings

Special counsel Robert Mueller's team could reveal tantalizing new details in its investigation into possibl...

Republican David Valadao concedes in California, giving Democrats a net gain of 40 seats in the House

Republican Rep. David Valadao conceded to Democrat TJ Cox in the race for California's 21st District on Thur...

Trump EPA to strike blow against climate rules, reports say

The Trump administration is set to roll back Obama-era rules on climate change regulation that will make it ...

Oak Ridge Boys keep promise to sing at George H.W. Bush's funeral after decades of friendship

Country vocal quartet The Oak Ridge Boys sang a soaring rendition of "Amazing Grace" on Thursday to honor fo...

Latest House results confirm 2018 wasn't a blue wave. It was a blue tsunami.

The final votes are being counted from the 2018 election. They confirm that the Democrats crushed Republican...

Bush 41 AG top candidate to replace Sessions

William "Bill" Barr, a former attorney general under President George H.W. Bush, is emerging as a consensus candidate to succeed Jeff Sessions as attorney general, two sources familiar with President Donald Trump's thinking tell CNN.

SCOTUS case could impact presidential pardons

CNN's Ariane de Vogue explains the connection between a Supreme Court case related to the Fifth Amendment's double jeopardy clause and the Mueller investigation.

Washington Post: Saudi government paid for rooms at Trump's DC hotel

A lobbying firm backed by Saudi Arabia booked hundreds of rooms at the Trump International Hotel in Washingt...

North Carolina GOP open to new election

The executive director of the North Carolina Republican Party says he supports a new election if allegations of fraud in the 9th Congressional District race are proven true and it impacted the outcome of the race. CNN's Drew Griffin reports.

Report: Half of US adults have immediate family member who has been in jail or prison

Half of US adults have an immediate family member who has been in jail or prison, a report released Thursday...

Wisconsin Republicans are trying to erase their 2018 loss

Elections have consequences.That adage, which has long been part of the bedrock of our democracy, doe...

Trump eyes ex-Bush 41 attorney general to succeed Sessions

William "Bill" Barr, a former attorney general under President George H.W. Bush, is emerging as a consensus ...

US Marine Corps planes involved in deadly midair collision off coast of Japan

Rescuers are searching for crew members aboard two US Marine planes that collided mid-air off the coast of J...

North Carolina GOP director open to new election in disputed House race

The executive director of the North Carolina Republican Party says he supports a new election if allegations...

Trump admin moves to cut sage grouse protections, opening lands for oil drilling

The Trump administration moved to amend Obama-era protections on the habitat of the sage grouse bird, potent...

Avlon: MI, WI GOP holding a 'legislative coup'

CNN's John Avlon slams efforts by the Wisconsin and Michigan GOP to reduce the power of incoming Democratic governors by pushing through a series of bills during the year-end "lame duck" legislative session.

George W. Bush delivers tearful eulogy

President George W. Bush delivers a tearful eulogy for his father, former President George H.W. Bush, at the National Cathedral in Washington.

Military planes collide off coast of Japan

A search and rescue operation continues after two US Marine aircraft crashed off the coast of Japan during regularly scheduled training, according to a US Marine Corps statement.

CNN and The Des Moines Register to partner for Iowa polling

CNN will partner with The Des Moines Register on "The Iowa Poll" in the lead-up to the state's 2020 presiden...

Graham on Khashoggi: Crown Prince 'complicit'

Leaving the briefing with CIA Director Gina Haspel, Sen. Lindsey Graham said he is highly confident that Mohammad Bin Salman is responsible for the murder of Jamal Khashoggi.

How the country feels about the members of The Presidents' Club

All five living US presidents attended George H.W. Bush's memorial service Wednesday, the first time since l...

Corker: Khashoggi verdict would take 20 mins

Sen. Bob Corker (R-TN) discusses the Khashoggi briefing conducting by the Central Intelligence Agency, claiming it was the most concise presentation he's heard during his 12 years in the Senate.

Alleged voter fraud probe in NC intensifies

House Democrats sought an emergency hearing as investigators in North Carolina probe allegations of election fraud in a congressional race there. CNN's Drew Griffin reports.

Congress moves to avert immediate shutdown with two-week funding extension

Congress approved a two-week extension on Thursday for a key government funding deadline, setting up a showd...

Tensions in the pews at National Cathedral

The Lead panel discusses.

Panelist: Potential 2020 Democrats are being too cautious

The Lead political panel discusses.

Ex-VA diversity chief told to remove condemnation of white supremacists from Charlottesville response, emails show

In the wake of the deadly August 2017 rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, the former chief diversity officer...

Pelosi calls for full-year spending bill for Homeland Security in wall fight

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi laid down her position Thursday on the border wall negotiations, proposin...

US conducts 'extraordinary' observation flight to reaffirm commitment to Ukraine

A US Air Force OC-135 observation aircraft conducted an "extraordinary flight" Thursday under the Open Skies...

Deval Patrick passes on 2020 run, citing 'cruelty' of elections process

Former Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick will not run for President in 2020, he announced on Thursday, citing...

WaPo: Obama met with Beto O'Rourke last month

Beto O'Rourke met with President Barack Obama last month, amid rising speculation over whether O'Rourke will mount a 2020 presidential bid following his unsuccessful Senate run in Texas, The Washington Post reported.

North Korea expands key missile base

New satellite images obtained exclusively by CNN reveal North Korea has significantly expanded a key long-range missile base located in the mountainous interior of the country, offering yet another reminder that diplomatic talks with the US have done little to prevent Kim Jong Un from pursuing his promise to mass produce and deploy the existing types of nuclear warheads in his arsenal.

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