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Publix suspends political contributions following criticism for supporting pro-NRA candidate

Publix has suspended its political contributions as it reevaluates its giving processes, the national grocery chain said in a statement on Friday. The announcement comes days after Parkland student activist David Hogg... More>>

Trump administration has briefed Congress on tentative deal with China's ZTE

The Commerce Department informed lawmakers on Friday of the outlines of a tentative deal that could save sanctioned telecommunications company ZTE, a key priority for Chinese President Xi Jinping, according to two people... More>>

Week in Review: Summits! Spies! Statecraft!

This week in Trumpworld was more focused on the things that didn't happen -- as opposed to ones that did. More>>

Rep. Dana Rohrabacher loses endorsement for saying it's OK to not sell homes to gay people

Republican Rep. Dana Rohrabacher of California is facing criticism and has lost an endorsement from a Realtors group for saying that people should be able to refuse to sell their homes to gay people. More>>

Former commander of USS McCain pleads guilty following deadly collision

The former commanding officer of the USS John S McCain pleaded guilty to a charge of negligent dereliction of duty resulting in death under the Uniform Code of Military Justice during a court-martial proceeding Friday. More>>

Border Patrol union chief slams National Guard deployment as 'colossal waste'

The leader of the union that represents Border Patrol agents slammed the deployment of National Guard troops to the border by the Trump administration, calling it "a colossal waste of resources." More>>

Missouri House committee subpoenas embattled governor to testify

A Missouri House committee investigating embattled Gov. Eric Greitens has issued a subpoena for the governor to testify June 4, the committee's chairman said Friday, setting the stage for a possible showdown as the state... More>>

Report: Virginia congressman ordered staff to do personal chores

A Virginia congressman and his wife used staffers in his office to carry out personal chores, Politico reported Friday, citing multiple, unnamed former employees who detailed a toxic work environment. More>>

EPA spent nearly $3.5M on Pruitt security

Security costs for Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt tally up to nearly $3.5 million for the past year, according to figures the agency released Friday. More>>

Trump's 'yes' then 'no' then 'yes' approach leaves Singapore summit fate unclear

Twenty-four hours after President Donald Trump dictated a dejected letter to Kim Jong Un canceling their June 12 meeting, he appeared to reverse course, telling reporters Friday the diplomatic encounter could still occur... More>>

Montana Democrats call for ethics probe of Rep. Greg Gianforte

The Montana Democratic Party filed complaints with two congressional ethics watchdogs Thursday regarding Republican Rep. Greg Gianforte's assault of a reporter and subsequent actions last year. More>>

How Congress plans to spend its summer

Congress left town Thursday for a weeklong Memorial Day recess, but when lawmakers return the first week of June they face a number of tasks this summer ahead of the monthlong August break. More>>

The case against Democrats winning back the House

On Friday, the Economist revealed its 2018 election model -- and it gives Democrats a 65% chance of retaking the House majority. I reached out to CNN resident big brain Harry Enten to chat about whether the Economist... More>>

Paul Manafort's trial in Virginia pushed back to July 24

The federal judge in Paul Manafort's trial in Virginia has rescheduled the former Trump campaign chairman's trial, pushing it back two weeks to July 24. More>>

Russian oligarch met with Michael Cohen at Trump Tower during transition

A Russian oligarch who was questioned by special counsel Robert Mueller and recently sanctioned by the US visited President Donald Trump's personal attorney Michael Cohen in Trump Tower during the presidential transition... More>>

Elliott Broidy accuses former intelligence officials of helping Qatar hack his emails

On Thursday, Republican lobbyist and Trump fundraiser Elliott Broidy accused an international security consulting firm, Global Risk Advisors, and its executives -- two former Western intelligence officials -- of "helping... More>>

This week in politics, GIF'd

It has been a week, y'all. And what a week it has been. More>>

NYT: Federal prisons director resigns amid Kushner, Sessions infighting on prison reform

The director of the Federal Bureau of Prisons resigned last week because of an "ideological turf war" between Attorney General Jeff Sessions and senior White House adviser Jared Kushner over prison reform, a new report says. More>>

Trump heralds US military in Naval Academy commencement address

President Donald Trump heralded more than 1,000 newly-commissioned US Navy and Marine Corps officers on Friday for becoming "leaders in the most powerful and righteous force on the planet" as he delivered the commencement... More>>

Donald Trump is alleging a massive government conspiracy, with zero evidence

Over the last 72 hours, the President of the United States has leaned into a conspiracy theory that goes like this: During the 2016 presidential race, President Barack Obama -- via the FBI -- placed a "spy" within Trump's... More>>

Trump says he's 'not familiar' with Weinstein case

President Donald Trump said he is "not familiar" with the Harvey Weinstein case when asked for his reaction to the former Hollywood producer being charged with rape and sex abuse Friday. More>>

Donald Trump breaks another (bad) record

Donald Trump is setting records again. More>>

Sally Yates: Trump's DOJ pressure is 'a step beyond dangerous'

Former acting Attorney General Sally Yates is alarmed by President Donald Trump's call for the Department of Justice to investigate whether it or the FBI spied on his presidential campaign for political reasons. More>>

Five times an incendiary pro-Trump claim on Russia fell flat

President Donald Trump ended last week with a provocative tweet: "Reports are there was indeed at least one FBI representative implanted, for political purposes, into my campaign for president. It took place very early on,... More>>

Trump says North Korea summit talks continue: 'Could even be the 12th'

President Donald Trump told reporters Friday he remains open to holding a summit with North Korea's Kim Jong Un on June 12. More>>

An abortion that changed everything

It took years for Kassi Underwood to truly understand how her decision to have an abortion would alter the course of her life. More>>

White House: North Korea 'stood us up'

Beyond the insults and brinksmanship that contributed to the cancellation of the historic meeting between President Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un was the seeming reluctance from North Korea to actually proceed with plans... More>>

Trump's canceled North Korea summit: Art of the deal or no deal?

After President Donald Trump canceled a historic US-North Korea summit set for June 12, the administration said it would resume its maximum pressure campaign, signaled new sanctions are likely and expressed hope another... More>>

Trump fast-tracks appeals judges, but lags on lower courts

The Trump administration has strategically focused on the appointment of judges to the crucial appeals-court rung of the US judiciary as part of its concerted effort to axe Obama era policies. More>>

GOP House candidate in Illinois is a 9/11 truther, said Beyonce had ties to the Illuminati

The Republican nominee for a US House seat in Illinois has said the September 11 terrorist attacks were an inside job and that singer Beyonce Knowles has ties to the Illuminati. More>>

Trump administration nominates immigration hard-liner for migration post at State Department

The Trump administration has tapped immigration hard-liner Ronald Mortensen to be the assistant secretary of state for the Bureau of Population, Refugees and Migration. More>>

Progressives seethe over DNC chair Perez's decision to back Cuomo in NY primary fight

In an unexpected turn that rankled the party's left flank, Democratic National Committee chairman Tom Perez on Thursday endorsed New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo's re-election bid. More>>

Recent special elections suggest Democrats may not ride a wave in November

Democrats have taken a tumble on the generic congressional ballot over the last few months. Their advantage in an average of the last five live interview polls is just under 7 percentage points, and it's even lower when... More>>

White House lawyer attends start of Justice Dept. briefings with lawmakers on confidential source

White House lawyer Emmet Flood attended the start of two classified Justice Department briefings with lawmakers on a confidential intelligence source, adding to Democratic concerns that White House staff were taking part... More>>

Roger Stone's finances examined by special counsel

Special counsel Robert Mueller's team has been probing Roger Stone's finances as it summons a series of witnesses to gather more information about one of President Donald Trump's longtime advisers, according to people... More>>

Republican leaders hold off coup on immigration -- for now

Republican leaders have held off a coup from moderate lawmakers on immigration -- for now. More>>

Fresh off royal sermon, bishop warns 'somebody woke up Jim Crow'

Less than a week after his star-making sermon at the British royal wedding, Episcopal Bishop Michael Curry set his sights on American politics, leading a church service against what he and other Christian leaders call "a... More>>

Senate passes long-stalled bill to address sexual harassment on Capitol Hill

The Senate has passed its long-stalled legislation that would overhaul how sexual harassment complaints are made and handled on Capitol Hill and would hold members of Congress personally responsible for paying such... More>>

Rudy Giuliani's totally irrational quid pro quo

Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani has started saying something interesting -- and totally irrational -- in interviews this week: That President Donald Trump's decision on whether to sit down with special counsel Robert Mueller... More>>

WSJ: Roger Stone tried to get information on Clinton from Assange

Roger Stone, a longtime associate of President Donald Trump's, tried to get information related to Hillary Clinton from WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange through a mutual acquaintance during the 2016 presidential campaign,... More>>

Trump's campaign has run 4,400 ads on Facebook so far this month

President Donald Trump's campaign team has run more than 4,000 ads on the President's personal Facebook page since May 7, newly available data from Facebook shows. More>>

Judge doesn't believe Mueller's office has been leaking

US District Judge Emmet Sullivan, who will oversee the sentencing of former national security adviser Michael Flynn, Thursday weighed the possibility that special counsel Robert Muller's office has been leaking grand jury... More>>

Assange's refuge in Ecuadorian embassy 'in jeopardy'

Julian Assange's nearly six-year refuge at the Ecuadorian embassy in London is in danger, opening the WikiLeaks founder to arrest by British authorities and potential extradition to the US, multiple sources with knowledge... More>>

Justice Department announces seizure of domain behind Russian-backed botnet

The Justice Department announced Wednesday that it had seized an internet domain that's at the center of a Kremlin-backed hacking campaign, largely thwarting the potential weaponization of a network of more than half a... More>>

Trump's legal team discussed January interview with Mueller

President Donald Trump's lawyers and special counsel Robert Mueller discussed a potential January 27, 2018, interview of the President before talks between the two sides stalled, sources briefed on the discussions told CNN. More>>

Newly passed House bill would OK the President's military parade

The House of Representatives voted Thursday to reauthorize funds for the military Thursday -- a massive bill that greenlights a base budget of roughly $640 billion for national defense in the next fiscal year. More>>

Melania Trump tweets praise for Medal of Honor recipient

First lady Melania Trump tweeted her appreciation for a Navy SEAL awarded the Medal of Honor on Thursday, her first tweet since having a medical procedure for a benign kidney issue 10 days ago. More>>

Trump pardons heavyweight boxer Jack Johnson posthumously

President Donald Trump on Thursday granted a posthumous pardon to boxer Jack Johnson on the advice of actor Sylvester Stallone. More>>

Virginia congressman has second thoughts about retirement, will run for re-election

Republican Rep. Tom Garrett, who represents the Charlottesville, Virginia, area, is planning to run for re-election after leaving his supporters and constituents in a bizarre, public state of limbo for more than 24 hours. More>>

Pompeo raises possibility of new North Korea sanctions

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo suggested on Thursday new sanctions could be in the works for North Korea, even as he expressed hope the country would return to the negotiating table for direct talks following President... More>>

From grin to grim: Inside the Trump-Kim summit collapse

The sun was setting, dinner was waiting and President Donald Trump was making the short walk to his private residence when, on March 8, he suddenly made a detour to the press briefing room. More>>

Is Joe Biden running for president? Because he sure sounded like it today

Former Vice President Joe Biden didn't have to say a word. More>>

Nancy Pelosi has no good answer on impeaching Donald Trump

On Wednesday night, CNN's Chris Cuomo asked House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi a (seemingly) simple question: More>>

Trump presents the Medal of Honor to Navy SEAL

President Donald Trump on Thursday presented the Medal of Honor to Master Chief Special Warfare Operator Britt Slabinski, recalling the Navy SEAL's heroism in a 2002 combat mission during Operation Enduring Freedom in... More>>

Ivanka Trump serves up support for Serena Williams

Ivanka Trump is serving up her support for Serena Williams, calling on the Women's Tennis Association to change a rule that prevented the tennis star from getting a seeding at the upcoming French Open. More>>

Hillary Clinton endorses Cuomo in New York as progressive opponents fume

Stuck in an edgy, unexpected primary fight with actress Cynthia Nixon, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo welcomed the cavalry Wednesday as the state Democratic convention kicked off at Hofstra University on Long Island. More>>

'Swatting' suspect charged with bomb threats to FCC, FBI

A man previously charged over a police call that precipitated a deadly shooting has been charged with making a bomb threat to the Federal Communications Commission last year as it voted to repeal net neutrality. More>>

Immigration talks in Congress hinge on DACA citizenship

Talks between Republicans across the political spectrum trying to reach a potential immigration deal that would unite the conference have reached a crossroads --- and once again it has to do with citizenship. More>>

Who has signed the DACA discharge petition

Here are the lawmakers that have signed a petition that would force a House floor vote on immigration bills, according to the House Clerk's Office. The measure needs 218 signatures to move forward, which would require 26... More>>

The 14 most ¯\_(?)_/¯ lines from Donald Trump's 'Fox & Friends' interview

President Donald Trump sat down with "Fox & Friends" co-host Brian Kilmeade in Long Island on Wednesday afternoon, an interview the network aired Thursday morning. More>>

GOP senators praise Trump for his decision to cancel North Korea summit

Republican senators praised President Donald Trump for his decision Thursday to cancel a summit in Singapore with North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un. More>>

The collapse of the North Korea summit may have cost Trump his best issue

President Donald Trump has pulled out of a summit with North Korea next month, and Americans are likely not going to be pleased. More>>

Former US Ambassador to Russia: Putin 'absolutely' wanted Trump to win

A former US ambassador to Russia said Russian President Vladimir Putin "absolutely" wanted Donald Trump to win the 2016 presidential election. More>>

Who was Jack Johnson, the boxer who Trump posthumously pardoned?

President Donald Trump has granted a full posthumous pardon to boxing legend Jack Johnson, about a month after he announced he was considering clemency. More>>

Lawmakers to airlines: Take action on sexual harassment of flight attendants

A bipartisan group of lawmakers is calling on the leaders of 30 airlines to take action on sexual harassment and assault in the airline industry, saying the problem has been tolerated for too long. More>>

Dana Rohrabacher rival takes on his ties to Russia with help from Seinfeld star

While the investigation into the Trump campaign's ties to Russia and Russia's meddling in US elections has topped the headlines, Democratic midterm candidates across the country have found it difficult to engage swing... More>>

Clapper suggests 'parallelism' in actions of Russia, Trump campaign

Former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper suggested there was a "parallelism" between the Russia and the Trump campaign during the 2016 presidential election, though he said he has not seen evidence of... More>>

Senate panel advances judicial nominees who drew controversy for Brown v. Board answer

Two controversial judicial nominees, who declined to say during their confirmation hearings whether the landmark Supreme Court opinion barring segregation in public schools was correctly decided, were narrowly approved out... More>>

Paul Ryan says America needs Catholicism weeks after failed chaplain ousting

House Speaker Paul Ryan made the case Thursday for Catholicism as a faith that can help solve the country's problems. More>>

Stormy Daniels' attorney asks for case against President Trump to move forward

Michael Avenatti, the lawyer representing Stormy Daniels, filed new paperwork in federal court on Thursday asking a judge to allow Daniels' lawsuit against President Donald Trump to move forward -- the latest move in... More>>

Donald Trump's war against himself leads to North Korea summit cancellation

The now-canceled summit between the United States and North Korea pitted President Donald Trump against President Donald Trump. More>>

Trump cancels Singapore summit in letter to Kim Jong Un

President Donald Trump will not meet North Korean leader Kim Jong Un next month, he announced in a letter to Kim released by the White House Thursday morning, scrapping plans for what would have been a historic diplomatic... More>>

#TBT: The real reason you have Monday off

Here's your obligatory reminder that Memorial Day is not about summer, vacations, grilling or an extra day off work. More>>

Rosenstein deputy named US attorney in Virginia

Attorney General Jeff Sessions has tapped Justice Department official Zachary Terwilliger to serve as US attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia, he announced Thursday. More>>

Trump walks away from more deals than he makes

If there's a single message of President Donald Trump's foreign policy, it's that Trump can do better than previous presidents and world leaders. Just trust him. More>>

Trump administration will brief Republicans and bipartisan group on FBI source in separate, back-to-back meetings

The Trump administration will now brief a bipartisan group of lawmakers in addition to two key House Republicans on a confidential intelligence source in the Russia investigation, after initially scheduling a briefing only... More>>

Trump calls for sweeping changes to US immigration legal process

President Donald Trump suggested in an interview that sweeping changes to what he described as a "corrupt" immigration legal system were necessary, while also questioning the need for a legal process for people apprehended... More>>

Trump signals shift in administration policy on North Korea denuclearization

President Donald Trump is signaling an openness to a "phase-in" to potential denuclearization of North Korea rather than demanding the country immediately cease its nuclear weapons program. More>>

Trump: NFL players who don't stand during National Anthem maybe 'shouldn't be in the country'

President Donald Trump praised NFL team owners for doing the "right thing" in requiring NFL players to stand during the National Anthem this season, and suggested those who don't stand maybe "shouldn't be in the country." More>>

James Clapper did NOT say what Donald Trump keeps saying he said

On Tuesday, James Clapper, the former Director of National Intelligence, went on "The View" -- weird, right? -- to talk about President Donald Trump and the intelligence community. More>>

Trump claims Democrats are 'sticking up for MS-13,' but his example misleads

President Donald Trump is accusing Democrats of defending violent gang members, his latest attack on his political opponents who he says champion weak immigration laws that endanger the country. More>>

A record number of women are running for Senate, but percentage is still low

There's no doubt many more women are running for high office, and particularly this year. In 1970, there was just one female Senate candidate. Today, there are 49 to 54 women running, depending on whether and which... More>>

North Korea warns of nuclear showdown, calls Pence 'political dummy'

A North Korean official has lashed out at US Vice President Mike Pence and said Pyongyang is ready for a nuclear showdown if dialogue with the United States fails. More>>

The Trump presidency is a win for China

There's been a whole lot of winning so far during the Trump presidency -- for China. More>>

China 'disinvited' from major US military exercise over South China Sea

The US has withdrawn an invitation to China to participate in what has been described as the world's largest international maritime warfare exercise, the Pentagon said on Wednesday. More>>

Mueller hopes to deny media attempts to unseal documents in Russia probe

The Special Counsel's Office is hoping to deny an attempt by several media organizations, including CNN, to unseal documents in the Russia probe, by arguing that the documents need to remain private because of the breadth... More>>

Pelosi: Impeachment is not a 'policy agenda'

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said at Wednesday's CNN town hall that she doesn't think campaigning on a potential impeachment of President Donald Trump is a good issue to run on. More>>

Pelosi: Republican briefing on FBI source 'shouldn't happen'

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi on Wednesday said the Trump administration's plan to brief a pair of House Republicans on a confidential intelligence source in the Russia investigation shouldn't happen. More>>

NASA head: 'I have no reason to doubt the science' on climate change

NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine sparred with Sen. Brian Schatz during his confirmation hearing last fall over whether human activity was a contributor to or the primary cause of climate change. More>>

Jake Tapper lists conspiracy theories spread by Trump

President Donald Trump has in recent days turned reporting that a confidential FBI source met with some of his campaign officials into a full-blown unsubstantiated conspiracy theory that the "deep state" secretly implanted... More>>

White House-backed prisons bill divides parties, hits roadblocks in Senate

The House overwhelmingly passed legislation on criminal justice Tuesday, advancing an effort to reshape federal prisons that has the backing of the Trump administration. More>>

Mueller's investigators questioned Kushner about potential Russian collusion, obstruction

Special counsel Robert Mueller's investigators questioned White House senior adviser Jared Kushner about potential Russian collusion, his contacts with foreigners during the transition and obstruction-related issues,... More>>

MISSING: The White House press briefing

Over the last 30 days, the Trump White House has held only 10 on-camera press briefings -- and those briefings have averaged just more than 17 minutes each. More>>

GOP senator on Trump, state of politics: 'We may have hit bottom'

GOP Sen. Jeff Flake gave some of his harshest criticism of President Donald Trump to date in a commencement speech Wednesday to Harvard Law students, where he shared his concerns for the integrity of politics in the United... More>>

Trump administration wants more high-level talks with North Korea before summit

The Trump administration wants additional high-level talks with North Korea and assurances from Kim Jong Un that he is committed to giving up his nuclear program before next month's planned historic summit in order for the... More>>

VA health care bill named after John McCain

A major piece of veterans legislation that is headed to President Donald Trump's desk bears the name of Arizona's? ?Republican? ?Sen. John McCain, who ?has been absent from the Capitol since December as he battles brain... More>>

Immigration effort in House inches forward as negotiations continue

A Republican lawmaker-led effort to buck party leadership and force an immigration vote in the House picked up its first new GOP backer in a week Wednesday, but intense negotiations continued behind the scenes to find an... More>>

Trump planning to withhold aid from undocumented immigrant home countries

President Donald Trump said Wednesday his administration is devising a plan to withhold US foreign aid funds from the home countries of immigrants who illegally enter the United States. More>>

James Clapper on Trump's spy accusations: He distorted my words

Former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper said Wednesday that President Donald Trump had distorted his words when alleging the intelligence community "spied" on his campaign. More>>

Pentagon's damning assessment of Kim regime made public, with summit in balance

With the proposed June 12 summit between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in the balance, the Pentagon has made public a damning assessment of Kim's regime that concludes its primary function... More>>

Stacey Abrams won the Georgia county once known for being all white

Stacey Abrams made history Tuesday night by being the nation's first black woman nominated for governor by a major political party. She also upended Georgia's conventional wisdom about minority candidates. More>>

Education Secretary says schools should decide whether to report undocumented students. Civil rights groups say she's wrong.

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos faced backlash from civil rights groups after she told members of Congress on Tuesday that she believed schools can decide whether or not to report undocumented students to US Immigration... More>>

Senate passes proposal to expand private health care for veterans

The Senate voted Wednesday to give veterans more freedom to see doctors outside of the VA's health care system, fulfilling a promise of President Donald Trump, who has said that veterans should be able to access private... More>>

How cocktail party chatter led a Trump ally to claim a 'deep state' conspiracy

A seemingly impromptu suggestion at a cocktail party in 2016 -- that Hillary Clinton's deleted emails were circulating among the intelligence community and the Trump campaign might be able to get hold of them -- has irked... More>>

Pete Souza's new book throws 'SHADE' on Trump administration

Former presidential photographer Pete Souza can't stop, and won't stop, throwing shade at the Trump administration. More>>

Special counsel reveals potential witnesses in Manafort trial

The special counsel's office for the first time Wednesday revealed some of the witnesses it may put on the stand against former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort, as prosecutors and Manafort's team argued several legal... More>>

Trump offers rare praise to deputy AG Rosenstein

President Donald Trump paid Rod Rosenstein a rare compliment on Wednesday, one day after he refused to say whether he still has confidence in the deputy attorney general. More>>

Mueller team indicates it is ready for George Papadopoulos to be sentenced

Special counsel Robert Mueller's office appears ready to send George Papadopoulos to his sentencing and may be done using his help in the Russia probe, according to a court filing Wednesday. More>>

There has been very, very little diversity among US governors

The nomination by Georgia Democrats of Stacey Abrams to be their candidate for governor makes history. She's the first African-American woman to win a major party primary for governor. In Texas, Lupe Valdez became the... More>>

Kushner's security clearance restored, met with Mueller team a second time

President Donald Trump's son-in-law and senior adviser, Jared Kushner, had his White House security clearance restored Wednesday, a person familiar with the matter said, after months of uncertainty stemming in part from... More>>

Pompeo contradicts Trump on 'deep state' accusations

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Wednesday that he "does not believe there is a deep state" at the State Department or the CIA -- contradicting President Donald Trump's repeated assertion that there are forces within... More>>

GOP senators want invite to Justice Department meeting on classified information

Three senators on the Judiciary Committee are trying to get an invite to Thursday's meeting with House Intelligence Chairman Devin Nunes and Oversight Chairman Trey Gowdy about documents related to a classified... More>>

ACLU challenges Ohio congressional districts

The American Civil Liberties Union filed a federal lawsuit in the battleground state of Ohio on Wednesday, arguing that its congressional map amounts to an unconstitutional partisan gerrymander. More>>

Trump legal team's move sets stage for possible presidential deposition in Zervos case

The latest filing by Donald Trump's legal team in the Summer Zervos defamation suit sets the stage for a formal request by the former "Apprentice" contestant's lawyers to question the President under oath. More>>

4 New reasons Trump's anthem war on the NFL isn't going away

If you thought the last Super Bowl would spell the end of a season of American discord over the National Anthem and picking on the National Football League by President Donald Trump, you were sorely mistaken. More>>

Trump: 'We will know next week about Singapore'

President Donald Trump said on Wednesday that further clarity about his upcoming summit with Kim Jong Un would come next week. More>>

This House Democrat REALLY wants to impeach President Trump if his party wins in November

Texas Democratic Rep. Al Green wanted to make one thing clear when he appeared on C-SPAN's "Washington Journal" on Tuesday: He was ready, willing and able to impeach President Donald Trump if Democrats take back the House... More>>

Texas Democrat who would be state's first lesbian and Latina governor wins primary

Former Dallas County Sheriff Lupe Valdez won her runoff and became the Democratic nominee for Texas governor Tuesday night, making her the first openly lesbian and Latina nominee to win a major party gubernatorial... More>>

Pompeo dodges questions on Trump's cell phone security

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo declined to say whether he has advised President Donald Trump to be mindful of using an unsecured cell phone in his conversations with friends and for sending tweets. More>>

McConnell, Schumer say long-stalled Senate sexual harassment bill will pass 'in short order'

The Senate leaders of both political parties released a rare joint statement Wednesday, saying they expect to quickly pass long-stalled sexual harassment legislation that would overhaul the system through which Capitol... More>>

High school teacher wins primary over Kentucky House GOP leader

A Kentucky high school teacher on Tuesday ousted an incumbent state lawmaker who had a role in passing a controversial pension bill this year that sparked outrage from teachers across the state. More>>

What Stacey Abrams' massive primary win means for her chances to be the nation's first black woman governor

Stacey Abrams is one win away from making history after her huge Democratic primary victory in the Georgia governor's race on Tuesday night. If she wins in November, Abrams would be the first African-American woman elected... More>>

James Comey pushes back on Trump's spying claims

Former FBI Director James Comey pushed back on President Donald Trump's spying claims on Wednesday, warning that attacking the FBI "will do lasting damage to our country." More>>

Pompeo says the US has not done enough to protect 2018 elections

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Wednesday that the US has a "great deal more work to do" to safeguard the integrity of American elections ahead of the upcoming 2018 midterms. More>>

Donald Trump just said something that will terrify congressional Republicans

Congressional Republicans spend most of their time these days holding their breath and praying that President Donald Trump doesn't say something that will blow up their carefully laid plans for the 2018 election. More>>

Democratic gubernatorial hopeful says Georgia is 'a blue state, we're just a little confused'

Stacey Abrams, who handily won the Georgia Democratic primary for governor, dismissed on Wednesday the state's traditionally deep red status as an obstacle in her general election candidacy. More>>

Trump wants to cut taxes. Again. He just cut taxes.

President Donald Trump is in campaign mode and he seemed to make a new pledge Tuesday night, saying he would offer some kind of new tax cuts before November. More>>

NYT: Michael Cohen's 'taxi king' business partner to cooperate with government

A New York taxi kingpin and business partner of President Donald Trump's attorney Michael Cohen has agreed to cooperate with the government, The New York Times reported Tuesday. More>>

Judge orders a firm of Stormy Daniels' attorney to pay $10 million judgment

A US bankruptcy court judge on Tuesday ordered the law firm of Stormy Daniels' attorney Michael Avenatti to pay a $10 million judgment to an attorney who once worked for the firm, according to court documents. More>>

Donald Trump doesn't seem to want you to trust the government he leads

President Donald Trump is all in on pushing the idea, accurate or not, that the FBI may have inserted a spy into his campaign. More>>

Progressive women score big wins in Southern primaries

Progressive women dominated a slate of Democratic primaries Tuesday, winning races in Kentucky and Texas and giving Georgia the first black woman to ever be nominated for governor by a major political party. More>>

A GOP congressman's lonely quest defending Julian Assange

President Trump's secretary of state has dubbed Julian Assange's group WikiLeaks a "hostile intelligence service." Trump's national security adviser once called on the US to use WikiLeaks for "target practice." And his... More>>

Trump's North Korea summit was a history-making gamble. Now it may not happen.

President Donald Trump's spur-of-the-moment decision to agree to a face-to-face meeting with North Korea leader Kim Jong Un represented an unprecedented opportunity, but also a huge risk, most recently highlighted by a... More>>

Stacey Abrams wins Democratic primary in Georgia. She could become the nation's first black woman governor.

Stacey Abrams will win the Democratic primary in Georgia's gubernatorial race Tuesday, CNN projects, becoming the first black woman in the nation to hold a major party's nomination for governor. More>>

Stacey Abrams is the nation's first black woman governor nominee. Can she win in Georgia?

Democrat Stacey Abrams won her party's nomination in Georgia's gubernatorial primary on Tuesday, becoming the first black woman in the country to win a major party's nomination for governor. More>>

Carter Page: I 'never found anything unusual' in conversations with FBI source

Former Trump campaign aide Carter Page on Tuesday discussed his encounters with an FBI confidential source during the 2016 campaign, saying he "never found anything unusual." More>>

Missouri governor launches ad campaign as state House set to consider his fate

Embattled Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens is taking his case to the public with a six-figure television advertising campaign set to air across the state as Missouri lawmakers consider whether to impeach him. More>>

Court rules federal civil rights law protects transgender people

A federal court ruled against a Virginia school district on Tuesday, holding that federal law protects a transgender student who sought to use the boys' bathroom at his school. More>>

Trump's hypocrisy, in 1 answer

On Tuesday afternoon, President Donald Trump -- with South Korean President Moon Jae-in sitting next to him -- spent more than 30 minutes answering questions from reporters. More>>

House pushes ahead with White House-backed prison legislation

The House of Representatives on Tuesday passed a bill backed by the White House aimed at improving federal prisons that faces steep opposition in the Senate and among advocates of criminal justice revisions. More>>

Trump touts anti-abortion agenda at gala speech

President Donald Trump on Tuesday evening keynoted a pro-life gala, touting his administration's policies aimed at ending taxpayer support of abortion. More>>

Republicans rush to defend Ryan amid rebellion rumors

The rumors of House Speaker Paul Ryan's looming demise are exaggerated -- at least according to the very members who would be responsible for throwing him out earlier than his planned January departure. More>>

Fighter pilot McGrath wins Kentucky House primary

A political newcomer knocked off Lexington Mayor Jim Gray -- a prized Democratic recruit and major figure in Kentucky politics -- in a primary for a US House seat Tuesday. More>>

House sends bill loosening banking regulations to Trump's desk

President Donald Trump pledged on the campaign trail to "do a big number" on the Dodd-Frank Act. More>>

Nikki Haley says she used Trump's unpredictability to win North Korea sanctions

US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said she used President Donald Trump's unpredictability to get the Chinese to back tougher international sanctions on North Korea. More>>

Venezuela expels two US diplomats

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro announced on Tuesday that his country was expelling two top US diplomats following vocal criticism from the Trump administration over last Sunday's controversial presidential elections. More>>

What to know about Tuesday night's elections

Another Tuesday brings the next slate of compelling midterm primaries across the country. More>>

Democrats grill DeVos on school shooting response, transgender students

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos on Tuesday addressed the deadly shooting at Santa Fe High School in Texas, telling House lawmakers the shooting "was only the most recent, devastating reminder that our nation must come... More>>

Candidate criticized for saying displaced Puerto Ricans shouldn't be able to vote in Florida

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Trump casts doubt on June summit with Kim

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Obama Education Secretary Arne Duncan defends call for school boycott until gun laws change

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Michael Flynn Jr. cryptically tweeted that 'you're all going down.' Um, what?

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Paul Ryan supports Justice Department IG investigation into Trump campaign surveillance

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