Now Barrett appears to be the front-runner for Trump's Supreme Court nominee. They are really, in my view, irrelevant to her qualification," Sen. Richard Blumenthal, a Connecticut Democrat who's a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, said Tuesday. But...
Washington (CNN) White House chief of staff Mark Meadows emailed government agencies informing them that many of the White House liaisons are being removed from their roles in anticipation of President Donald Trump winning a second term, CNN has learned. Th...
Within hours of her death on Friday, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said , "President Trump's nominee will receive a vote on the floor of the United States Senate." North Carolina Sen. Thom Tillis has struggled to coalesce the Republican Party behin...
Washington (CNN) Air Force Two -- the plane used to fly Vice President Mike Pence -- safely landed at a New Hampshire airport on Tuesday after hitting a bird in flight, a spokesman for the vice president confirmed to CNN. The plane was flying Pence back to...
(CNN) Cindy McCain, the widow of longtime Republican Sen. John McCain of Arizona, said Tuesday night on Twitter that she endorses Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden. The endorsement follows McCain's appearance in a video about Biden's relationship wi...
(CNN) The FBI and the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency warned the public Tuesday that foreign actors might spread disinformation about the results of the 2020 election and encouraged voters to be patient with delayed results. "The increased...
(CNN) The posting and removal of US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines on airborne transmission for coronavirus prompted a flurry of questions from Capitol Hill this week, with both sides of the aisle reaching out for answers on what happ...
(CNN) House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin clinched an agreement Tuesday to take the threat of a government shutdown at the end of the month off the table. The bipartisan accord, which comes after several days of back-and-forth b...
On Tuesday morning, the Trump campaign posted an eight-second video on Facebook that it titled "Joe Biden completely botches the Pledge of Allegiance." The clip shows Biden saying this: "I pledge allegiance to the United States of America. If that was indee...
Washington (CNN) President Donald Trump's former national security adviser H.R. McMaster said Tuesday that the President and other lawmakers are "making it easy" for Russian President Vladimir Putin by promoting conspiracy theories about US election integri...
(CNN) Around 20 Department of Homeland Security open source intelligence reports were recalled in the aftermath of revelations this summer that the department had potentially collected and disseminated intelligence on US journalists, according to a departme...
(CNN) Hours before the US death toll from Covid-19 surpassed 200,000, President Donald Trump was again downplaying the risks of the disease. At a campaign rally in Ohio on Monday, Trump said coronavirus "affects elderly people, elderly people with heart pro...
"You have good genes, you know that, right?" "You have good genes. A lot of it is about the genes, isn't it, don't you believe? You have good genes in Minnesota." But Trump's words recalled a violent history of eugenics, of how the "right" genes have been t...
Washington, DC (CNN) Philadelphia's top election official is warning that thousands of mail-in ballots could be thrown out in November unless changes are made to rules around "secrecy envelopes" -- second sleeves that help prevent poll workers from seeing h...
(CNN) A bipartisan bill aimed at addressing cases of missing and murdered Native Americans has been sent to President Donald Trump's desk for final approval. Savanna's Act, a bill named for 22-year-old Savanna LaFontaine-Greywind, passed the US House of Rep...
Washington (CNN) The presidential debates are around the corner, with Democratic nominee Joe Biden and President Donald Trump set to square off for the first time on stage next week. All debates are scheduled to take place from 9 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. Here's w...
(CNN) The death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has tilted the Supreme Court further rightward at a time when voting access cases or even a contested presidential election could head to the high court. The death of the court's liberal icon didn't change the...
(CNN) Maine's Supreme Court has sided with the state's Democratic secretary of state and rejected a Republican challenge to ranked-choice voting in the upcoming election. The ruling means Maine residents will use the voting method in the November election b...
(CNN) President Donald Trump's former top Russia adviser said Tuesday that the United States is increasingly seen as "an object of pity" and its standing on the world stage is eroding. "We are increasingly seen as an object of pity, including by our allies,...
Washington (CNN) The first presidential debate between President Donald Trump and Democratic nominee Joe Biden will focus on a number of topics, including the coronavirus pandemic, the Supreme Court and the racial reckoning in the country, the debate commis...