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Melania Trump addresses cyberbullying summit

First lady Melania Trump spoke to representatives from social media companies and government agencies at the Federal Partners in Bullying Prevention (FPBP) Cyberbullying Prevention Summit.

Comedian claims to have successfully prank called Trump

A comedian pretending to be Sen. Bob Menendez for a bit says he got through to the President, who called him...

Melania Trump tackles 'destructive and harmful' effects of social media

First lady Melania Trump spoke out against cyberbullying Monday as part of her Be Best campaign, warning aga...

CNN anchors debate Giuliani's 'truth' remark

CNN's John Berman and Alisyn Camerota debate Rudy Giuliani's comment that "truth isn't truth."

Trump keeps up attacks on Mueller probe following McGahn revelation

President Donald Trump on Monday continued his attacks against special counsel Robert Mueller and his team a...

Barack Obama's new reading list is probably deeper than yours

Summer's almost over and you still can't decide what you should be reading on the beach?Don't worry. ...

Giuliani tries to clarify 'truth isn't truth' comment

Rudy Giuliani on Monday attempted to clarify his weekend ...

175 former US officials added to list denouncing Trump for revoking Brennan's security clearance

One hundred and seventy-five former US officials spanning service across intelligence agencies, the State De...

Coalition service member killed in helicopter crash in Iraq

A coalition service member was killed and several others injured when their helicopter crashed Sunday night ...

WH defends decision to revoke clearances

National Security Adviser John Bolton defended President Trump's decision to revoke former CIA director John Brennan's security clearance.

Paul Manafort jury begins third day of deliberations

Jurors in the trial of former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort will begin a third day of deliberations ...

Trump rewrites history as Russia probe pressure mounts

The looming verdict for President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman and new questions about what exact...

Brennan considers 'going to court' with Trump over revoked security clearance

Former CIA director John Brennan said Sunday that he was willing to pursue legal action against President Do...

Hayden: Trump-Intel relationship is 'badly injured'

Jake Tapper is joined by former Homeland Security and counterterrorism adviser to President Obama Lisa Monaco, former Director of National Intelligence General James Clapper, and former CIA and NSA Director General Michael Hayden to discuss President Trump's decision to remove John Brennan's security clearance and the President's recent response to the Russia investigation.

White House rejects Turkey's offer for pastor's release: report

The White House has rejected a Turkish offer to release an American pastor in exchange for forgiveness of bi...

Prosecutors preparing charges for Michael Cohen; could announce by end of August

Federal prosecutors are preparing criminal charges against President Donald Trump's former lawyer Michael Co...

WH counsel McGahn's attorney did not fully apprise Trump's legal team on Mueller interviews

White House counsel Don McGahn's attorney did not give President Donald Trump's lawyers a full accounting of...

Glasser: Ocasio-Cortez 'made a mistake'

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has been facing heat for barring reporters from two town halls that were otherwise public. Susan Glasser says Ocasio-Cortez "made a mistake" that is unlikely to be repeated.

John Dean responds to Trump's 'RAT' tweet

John Dean, White House counsel for the Nixon administration, responds to President Donald Trump's tweet calling him a "RAT" after the New York Times reported White House counsel Don McGahn met with prosecutors for 30 hours.

Giuliani: Tower meeting was to get Clinton dirt

President Donald Trump's lawyer Rudy Giuliani says that the June 2016 Trump Tower meeting between senior Trump campaign officials and Russians "was originally for the purpose of getting information about (Hillary) Clinton," but denied any collusion between Russia and the Trump campaign.

Aide with white nationalist ties has left WH

A speechwriter for President Donald Trump who attended a conference frequented by white nationalists has left the White House.

Giuliani says Trump Tower meeting was to get Clinton dirt

President Donald Trump's lawyer Rudy Giuliani said Sunday that the June 2016 Trump Tower meeting between sen...

Rudy Giuliani says 'truth isn't truth'

Rudy Giuliani, President Donald Trump's attorney, said Sunday that "truth isn't truth" when explaining that ...

Bolton: Chinese, Iranian, North Korean election meddling 'a sufficient national security concern'

Chinese, Iranian and North Korean attempts to meddle in the 2018 US elections are, like Russia's efforts, "a...

Inside Politics: Alleged Russian spy's charm offensive

Alleged Russian spy Maria Butina revamps her image while awaiting trial, President Trump's strategy in Afghanistan, Independents look for an upswing in midterms, is Trump's rally material losing its ability to change headlines, and the Democrats' 2018 income inequality spotlight—it's all on Inside Politics.

Speechwriter who attended conference with white nationalists in 2016 leaves White House

A speechwriter for President Donald Trump who attended a conference frequented by white nationalists has lef...

'Inside Politics': Alleged Russian spy's charm offensive

Here are the stories our D.C. insiders are talking about in this week's "Inside Politics" forecast, where yo...

Hayden: Wouldn't mind if clearance is revoked

Former NSA and CIA Director Michael Hayden said he'd be happy to join the group of former intelligence officials having their security clearances revoked by the Trump administration.

Trump on McGahn cooperating with Mueller

Reacting to McGahn meeting Mueller's investigators for over 30 hours, Trump says he has "nothing to hide" but asserts McGahn is not like John Dean and compares the Russia probe to McCarthyism.

Michael Hayden says he, too, would be honored if Trump revoked his security clearance

Former CIA and National Security Agency Director Michael Hayden said Sunday that he'd be fine with having hi...

Montana Gov. Steve Bullock says he 'would' support assault weapons ban

Montana Democratic Gov. Steve Bullock said Sunday that he "would" support assault weapons ban, staking out a...

Trump attacks NYT report in morning tweet

In a Fox News interview with Judge Jeanine Pirro, President Donald Trump's attorney Rudy Giuliani discussed White House counsel Don McGahn's testimony to special counsel Robert Mueller.

Trump compares Mueller probe to McCarthyism

President Donald Trump on Sunday compared the special counsel investigation to McCarthyism, saying Robert Mu...

Pennsylvania AG: Cardinal under scrutiny over report on priest abuse 'is not telling the truth'

Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro is accusing Cardinal Donald Wuerl, the archbishop of Washington, ...

Brett Kavanaugh was concerned with his Federalist Society membership in 2001, emails show

In an email chain addressed to two of his colleagues in March 2001,...

These are the political and social music videos nominated for Video With a Message at the VMAs

The MTV Video Music Awards are Monday in New York City at Radio City Music Hall. Cardi B leads the nominatio...

NYT: WH counsel cooperating with Mueller probe

White House counsel Donald McGahn has voluntarily participated in multiple interviews during the last nine months with investigators from special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia probe, the New York Times reported.

NYT: White House counsel McGahn cooperated 'extensively' with special counsel probe

White House counsel Don McGahn has cooperated extensively with special counsel Robert Mueller's probe, parti...

Ocasio-Cortez faces heat for excluding media from town hall events

Democratic congressional candidate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez faced criticism this week for barring media from...

Trump blasts Brennan as 'partisan hack'

President Donald Trump lashed out at former CIA director John Brennan on Twitter, claiming he made mistakes during his time at the CIA and calling him a "loudmouth, partisan, political hack."

Trump blasts former CIA Director John Brennan as 'loudmouth, partisan, political hack'

President Donald Trump lashed out at former CIA Director John Brennan on Saturday, claiming he made mistakes...

Georgia lawmaker stuns Blackwell with his take

Georgia state Sen. Michael Williams told CNN's Victor Blackwell that using the n-word is wrong, but if President Donald Trump said it before he became President, "it doesn't mean we need to continue to berate him."

Georgia lawmaker says he would have no problem if Trump used n-word in the past

A Georgia state lawmaker said he would not have an issue if President Donald Trump used the n-word in the pa...

In a bitterly divided town, Karen Pence produces some sweet results

There's a buzz in the air on the grounds at the Naval Observatory.Second lady Karen Pence ...

Trump has gained among black voters since the 2016 election

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

Avenatti's actions on potential presidential run speak louder than his words

Michael Avenatti, the boisterous lawyer who has risen to national fame in recent months by publicly pesterin...

Intel trying to stay out of Trump's security clearance blow up

President Donald Trump's decision to revoke former CIA Director John Brennan's lifetime security clearance i...

Sweet success for bees at the VP's residence

CNN gets a look at the first honey bee harvest at the Vice President's residence, where 60,000 bees live.

Who's Trump attacking on Twitter?

President Donald Trump has long used Twitter to define -- and defame -- his political opponents, but about 1...

John Brennan: Trump is 'drunk on power'

Former CIA Director John Brennan criticized President Donald Trump for revoking his security clearance and said the President is "drunk on power."

Ex-CIA Director John Brennan: Trump is 'drunk on power'

Former CIA Director John Brennan criticized President Donald Trump on Friday for revoking his security clear...

Vermont makes history with transgender nominee for governor

Christine Hallquist made history by becoming the first transgender nominee for governor of a major party in the US.

Feds scrutinizing Michael Cohen's former accountant and bank loans

Federal prosecutors investigating President Donald Trump's former personal attorney Michael Cohen have subpo...

Former US ambassador to Russia to meet with Trump admin on 'harassing' from Moscow

Michael McFaul, the US ambassador to Russia under President Barack Obama, plans to press the Trump administr...

Ginsburg suggests she has at least five more years on the Supreme Court

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg said she hopes to stay on the Supreme Court until the age of 90."I'm now ...

Trump: I've never respected John Brennan

As he departed the White House for Marine One, President Trump made comments about John Brennan from the South Lawn.

DC mayor taunts Trump after parade reversal

President Donald Trump sought to cast blame for the cancellation of his planned military parade on Washington city council officials, saying they had inflated the cost.

Is China training its pilots to target the US?

A new Pentagon report says China is not only ramping up its fleet of long-range bombers, but they may also be training their pilots to specifically target the US. CNN's Barbara Starr has the details.

WSJ: Cohen reversed course on Daniels payment

Michael Cohen informed a representative for Stormy Daniels he was willing to strike a deal to buy her silence only after the release of the now-infamous "Access Hollywood" recording where President Donald Trump can be heard talking about grabbing women without their consent, The Wall Street Journal reported. CNN's Sara Sidner reports.

Manafort judge not naming jurors, cites safety

The judge in the trial of former Donald Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort said he has received threats during the course of the proceedings. As a result, Judge T.S. Ellis will not be making the 12 jurors and four alternates' names public.

Manafort jury to resume deliberations Monday; Trump calls trial 'very sad'

The jury in the trial of former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort ended a second straight day of deliber...

Sources: FBI told of hack into California congressional campaign

The FBI has been told about a cyberattack on the campaign of David Min, a Democratic congressional candidate...

Mueller's team wants George Papadopoulos to spend 6 months in jail, says lying impeded investigation

Federal authorities had cornered the man they suspected could be part of Russia's interference in the 2016 p...

CNN Poll: 41% see Russia as an enemy of the US

Four in 10 Americans see Russia as an enemy of the United States, according to a new CNN poll conducted by SSRS.

Sen. Bill Nelson stands by Russia claims as Florida officials want answers

Florida's Sen. Bill Nelson said in an interview he stands by his declaration that ...

Trump says he is likely to strip DOJ official's clearance 'very quickly'

President Donald Trump said Friday that he would likely strip the security clearance of a Justice Department...

Washington Post: GOP fundraiser Broidy probed for alleged influence peddling

Republican fundraiser Elliott Broidy is under federal investigation for allegedly telling foreign officials ...

Trump: Bruce Ohr is a disgrace

As he left Washington for a political fundraiser in Southampton, New Jersey, President Trump told reporters that DOJ official Bruce Ohr is a "disgrace" and that he suspected Ohr's security clearance will be taken away "shortly."

Turkey rejects US pastor Brunson's release

One of Turkey's high criminal courts has rejected US pastor Andrew Brunson's request to be released from house arrest and able to travel abroad, according to Turkey's state-run Anadolou news agency. Secretary of the Treasury Steven Mnuchin says the US is prepared to put additional sanctions in place against Turkey if the government of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan does not release American pastor Andrew Brunson, who has been held since 2016.

60 ex-CIA officials tell Trump 'the country will be weakened' if a political litmus test is applied to experts

Sixty former CIA officials warned President Donald Trump in a statement on Friday that "the country will be ...

The US deported hundreds of parents without their kids. Should those parents be brought back?

As US officials scramble to track down hundreds of parents who were deported without their children, attorne...

Tapper: Stunning admission by Trump

CNN's Jake Tapper looks back on the White House and President Trump's conflicting explanations on why he revoked former CIA Director John Brennan's security clearance.

DC mayor taunts Trump after cancellation of military parade

President Donald Trump sought to cast blame Friday for the cancellation of his planned military parade on Wa...

DOJ employee who heckled immigration chief didn't violate rules, agency finds

A Justice Department employee who heckled DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen at a Washington restaurant and crit...

WSJ: Cohen reversed course on Stormy Daniels payment after Access Hollywood tape release

Michael Cohen informed a representative for Stormy Daniels he was willing to strike a deal to buy her silenc...

China 'likely' training pilots to target US, Pentagon report says

China is actively developing its fleet of long-range bombers and "likely" training its pilots for missions t...

Mark Warner wants to block Trump from 'arbitrarily revoking security clearances'

The Senate Intelligence Committee's top Democrat, Sen. Mark Warner of Virginia, plans to introduce a resolut...

States add intrusion sensors to election systems to thwart hacking

A growing number of states are installing a cyber-intrusion sensor system supplied by the Department of Home...

US ends funding for stabilizing Syria, stresses commitment to defeating ISIS

The US will end funding for stabilization efforts in Syria in another sign of President Donald Trump's inten...

Salvadoran immigrant mom sues US to be reunited with baby who needs to breastfeed

Weeks after a federal judge ordered the Trump administration to bring families separated at the border back ...

Former intelligence leaders: Trump attempting to 'stifle free speech' by revoking Brennan's clearance

Over a dozen former senior intelligence officials -- a group that includes officials who served under both D...

Rand Paul wants Trump to lift US travel sanctions on some Russian lawmakers

Republican Sen. Rand Paul said Thursday that he plans to ask President Donald Trump to lift sanctions on mem...

CNN Poll: 6 in 10 say Trump too friendly toward Russia

Four in 10 Americans see Russia as an enemy of the United States, according to a new ...

A decade of GOP criticism against Nancy Pelosi

GOP strategists argue that Republicans have a better chance in the midterms if they're running against Nancy Pelosi.

Pelosi sets record with historic House speech

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi held the floor for 8 hours to oppose the budget deal because it did not address DACA.

This week in politics, GIF'd

As summer comes to a close, everyone's trickling back into Washington. And it was a pretty buzzy week -- and...

The Trump military parade was always a really bad idea

On Thursday night, the Pentagon said that it was shelving the much-ballyhooed military parade in Washington ...

Security clearances: What exactly can Trump do?

President Donald Trump's move to ...

GOP senator calls Brennan a 'butthead'

Sen. John Kennedy defended President Donald Trump's decision to revoke John Brennan's security clearance and called the former CIA director a "butthead" who doesn't need the clearance.

Turkish high court rejects appeal for US pastor Brunson's release

One of Turkey's high criminal courts has rejected US pastor Andrew Brunson's request to be released from hou...

US prepared to add sanctions on Turkey if pastor not released

Secretary of the Treasury Steven Mnuchin said Thursday the United States is prepared to put additional sanct...

Jury asks judge to define 'reasonable doubt'

The jury in the Paul Manafort trial sent a note to the judge with a list of questions, including wanting to know the definition of "reasonable doubt." CNN's Kara Scannell reports.

Retired admiral pens stunning rebuke of Trump

Retired Adm. William McRaven, the man who oversaw the 2011 Navy SEAL raid that killed Osama bin Laden, issued a stunning rebuke of President Donald Trump's decision to revoke the security clearance of former CIA Director John Brennan, defending the former spy chief as "one of the finest public servants I have ever known."

Democrats weigh their options as Pelosi -- and others -- eye speakership

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi is facing mounting pressure over her future, with calls from members ...

Pentagon postpones Trump's military parade

The Department of Defense says the military parade originally scheduled for Veterans Day will be postponed....

Trump connects revoking Brennan's security clearance to Russia investigation

President Donald Trump drew a connection in a new interview between his decision to revoke former CIA Direct...

Trump: Brennan led the 'rigged witch hunt'

President Donald Trump drew a connection in a new interview with The Wall Street Journal between his decision to revoke former CIA Director John Brennan's security clearance with his involvement in the investigation into Russian election interference. CNN's Jeff Zeleny reports.

Speaker's super PAC drops huge dollars in attack ads to save endangered GOP majority

A super PAC aligned with House Speaker Paul Ryan is opening a new front to lash a range of Democratic candid...

Manafort jury ends first day of deliberations without a verdict

The jury in the trial of former Donald Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort did not reach a verdict after i...

GROUNDED: People don't love the Space Force

Of all the proposals spit out by the Trump administration, none baffles me more than the Space Force....

Just how many secret tapes does Omarosa actually have?

On Thursday afternoon, with the furor over Omarosa Manigault Newman's tell-all memoir of her year in the Whi...

Hear Lara Trump discuss salary with Omarosa

Former White House aide Omarosa Manigault Newman released a secret recording with President Trump's daughter-in-law - and 2020 senior campaign aide - Lara Trump in which the two discussed Manigault Newman's potential salary if she were to join the re-election campaign. CNN's Jeff Zeleny reports.

Architect of bin Laden raid issues stunning rebuke of Trump

Retired Adm. William McRaven, the man who oversaw the 2011 Navy SEAL raid that killed Osama bin Laden, issue...

Trump properties took in $1.7 million from Republican groups in the first half of 2018

Republican campaigns, committees and outside groups have spent more than $1.7 million at Trump properties th...

Two opposing arguments that America is under attack

On this one thing there is agreement: America is under attack.On everything else, Steve Bannon and Jo...

Pompeo announces new US push to create "major changes" in Iran's behavior

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced Thursday that the Trump administration is establishing an interagen...

ISIS remains a regional and global threat despite battlefield losses, Pentagon says

ISIS very much remains a threat and is "well positioned" to rebuild, despite being driven to only a few smal...

GOP congressman appears on anti-Muslim radio show

A Florida congressman has made three appearances on a radio show hosted by two people who regularly espouse ...

Omarosa releases recording of Lara Trump offering campaign gig

Omarosa Manigault Newman has released a new audio recording in which she and Lara Trump, the wife of Preside...

Exclusive: Omarosa's publisher tells Trump campaign: We 'will not be intimidated'

Omarosa Manigault Newman's publisher has responded to President Donald Trump's campaign's "legal threats" ov...

First on CNN: Al Qaeda's master bomb maker may be dead, UN says

The al Qaeda bomb master behind a 2009 attempt to blow up an airliner over Detroit on Christmas Day may have...

Key GOP senators say they have no issue with Trump revoking Brennan's security clearance

Several high-profile Republican senators told CNN over the past day that they have no issue with President D...

Democrats threaten to sue for Kavanaugh documents

Senate Democrats are threatening to sue for documents related to Supreme Court nominee ...

Corey Stewart used racist stereotypes to disparage NFL players in 2017 campaign event

Corey Stewart, the Republican nominee for US Senate in Virginia, used racist stereotypes to disparage NFL pl...

CNN Poll: Brett Kavanaugh nomination has lowest public support since Robert Bork

Donald Trump's second Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh, receives a cooler public reception than nearly...

HHS disputes losing track of unaccompanied minors: 'There are no lost children'

A Department of Health and Human Services official told senators on Thursday the agency doesn't lose track o...

Trump tells Sessions to sue certain opioid companies

President Donald Trump urged his Attorney General Jeff Sessions to sue certain pharmaceutical companies that...

How US sanctions hit ordinary people in Iran

CNN's Nick Paton Walsh reports on how ordinary Iranians are being affected by US sanctions.

Clapper: Trump sending 'chilling' message

In an interview with CNN's John Berman, Former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper said that the members of the intelligence community who put together findings on Russian meddling in US are being punished and that first amendment rights are under threat.

Space Force: To 37% and beyond

President Donald Trump called in June for creating a US Space Force, a new branch of the military designed t...

This program is helping Kentucky's food stamp recipients find jobs

Marsha Moses was more interested in working with blood than burgers.The Corbin, Kentucky, mother of t...

Manafort's journey to center of Mueller's investigation

Paul Manafort's path from Trump's campaign chairman to currently finding himself under indictment by special counsel Robert Mueller.

Trump reveals his 'dream' 2020 opponent

In an interview with CBS News' Jeff Glor, President Trump weighs in on his potential 2020 election opponents, saying Joe Biden would be a "dream" opponent.

Brennan: Trump is trying to get back at me

Former CIA director John Brennan responds to President Trump's revocation of his security clearance during an interview with MSNBC.

Remind me ... who is Paul Manafort?

Paul Manafort, President Donald Trump's former-campaign chairman, is on trial in Virginia for bank fraud and tax crimes.

In op-ed, Brennan says Trump revoked his security clearance to 'scare into silence' critics

Former CIA Director John Brennan is hitting back at President Donald Trump in a blistering ...

Dem-aligned group turns to conservatives to pressure red-state Democrats over Kavanaugh

Democratic senators facing tough races in Republican-leaning states are the target of a new ad from a Democr...

Former DNI Clapper: Trump is retaliating against an 'enemies list'

Former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper suggested Thursday that President Donald Trump's thre...

NY Gov. Andrew Cuomo says America 'was never that great'

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said America "was never that great" during a speech on Wednesday, drawing critici...

The definitive ranking of 2020 Democrats

Because Donald Trump is, well, Donald Trump, a lot of attention has been paid to his hostile takeover of the...

Cooper: Sanders' statement speaks for itself

CNN's Anderson Cooper breaks down White House press secretary Sarah Sanders' response to questions about an alleged 'n-word' tape by President Donald Trump.

Trump revokes ex-CIA director John Brennan's security clearance

President Donald Trump announced Wednesday he has revoked ...

GOP senator: Ex-CIA chief John Brennan a 'butthead' who doesn't need a security clearance

Sen. John Kennedy defended President Donald Trump's decision to revoke John Brennan's security clearance and...

Rep. Brenda Lawrence to Trump: 'Shame on you' for Omarosa comments

Rep. Brenda Lawrence offered a highly personal rebuke of President Donald Trump for his public feud with for...

CNN Poll: Democratic advantage grows in race for Congress

Democrats now lead Republicans by 52% to 41% in a nationwide generic Congressional ballot according to a new...

The Democratic wave is growing

With Labor Day rapidly approaching, one thing is becoming clear: All signs point to the Democratic wave grow...

Diverse candidates rule the night and other takeaways from Tuesday's primaries

The nation's first transgender governor, its first Somali-American woman in Congress and its first black wom...

Prosecutors: Manafort case all about 'lies'

Prosecutors made their final pitch to the jury laying out that former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort repeatedly lied in order to keep more money.

Masterpiece Cakeshop owner sues Colorado governor, claiming religious 'persecution'

The Colorado baker who became a national figure after he refused to bake a custom cake to celebrate the marr...

Ex-CIA director's security clearance revoked

White House press secretary Sarah Sanders, reading a statement from President Donald Trump, announced that former CIA Director John Brennan's security clearance has been revoked. CNN's Jeff Zeleny reports.

Jury set to begin deliberations in Paul Manafort trial

Jurors are set to begin deliberating Thursday morning whether to convict President Donald Trump's former cam...

Sarah Sanders apologizes for false claim about African-American jobs

White House press secretary Sarah Sanders issued a rare correction Tuesday night after falsely declaring tha...

Democrat who challenged GOP congressman said he was hacked

A former US House candidate in California told CNN on Wednesday that his campaign to unseat Republican Rep. ...

Prosecution: Manafort lied to keep more money

Prosecutors spent over 90 minutes Wednesday morning methodically laying out their case that former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort repeatedly lied in order to finance an extravagant lifestyle.

CNN Poll: Democratic advantage is growing

Democrats now lead Republicans by 52% to 41% in a nationwide generic Congressional ballot according to a new CNN poll conducted by SSRS.

Sarah Sanders' 'linguistic sleight of hand' on Omarosa's non-disclosure agreement

Donald Trump loves non-disclosure agreements. In his life before politics, he regularly used NDAs to ens...

Pierson: Omarosa was like a dog with a bone

Senior adviser for the Trump 2020 campaign Katrina Pierson says that she tried to "placate" former Trump aide Omarosa Manigault Newman during a recorded phone call about an alleged tape of President Trump using the N-word.

Clapper: Ex-intel chiefs 'oppressed' for criticizing Trump

Former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper said Tuesday that the former intelligence chiefs and ...

Paul Ryan: Trump is just 'trolling' people with threat to strip security clearances

Editor's note: This story originally published on July 24.House Speaker Paul Ryan on Tuesday...

White House will 'try to diversify' staff, Sarah Sanders says

White House press secretary Sarah Sanders ...

Young people are more skeptical that Democrats will take control of Congress

While more people say they are planning to vote for a Democratic candidate over a Republican candidate in a ...

Omarosa's scorched-earth tell-all is a rare public breach of Trump's loyalty test

You could start counting off former White House staffers and you'd run out of fingers. And toes. Not all of ...

Pawlenty: I don't fit well in GOP's Trump era

During his Republican primary concession speech, former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty said "the Republican Party has shifted" in the era of President Trump.

Two red state Democratic senators to meet with Trump's Supreme Court nominee

Two red state Democrats are scheduled to meet Wednesday with President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee,...

Meet the Indiana dad who hunts Russian trolls

When it comes to hobbies, Josh Russell concedes he gets a little obsessive. No matter his interest, be it vi...

Hatch on Trump tweet calling Omarosa a 'dog': 'I'm not comfortable with that'

Utah Sen. Orrin Hatch, the veteran Republican and Senate president pro tempore, said Wednesday he wasn't com...

Hallquist: I'm not sure what socialism is

Christine Hallquist, who won the Democratic primary for governor in Vermont, talks with CNN's John Berman about becoming the first transgender gubernatorial nominee for a major political party.

Sarah Sanders sorry for false jobs claim

White House press secretary Sarah Sanders apologized after falsely declaring that President Trump has created three times as many jobs for African-American workers as former President Barack Obama did during his two terms in office.

He's made some of the most viral political ads

CNN's Rebecca Berg sits down with political media consultant Mark Putnam to find out how he makes political ads go viral.

Why Sarah Sanders' 'can't guarantee' answer matters so much

On Tuesday, after an extended break from the "daily" press briefing, White House press secretary Sarah Sande...

Cuomo pushes Giuliani to explain Comey comment

CNN's Chris Cuomo presses President Trump's personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani on whether Trump ever spoke to former FBI Director James Comey about former national security adviser Michael Flynn.

US Treasury targets companies in Russia, China for violating North Korea sanctions

The US government on Wednesday moved to increase economic pressure on North Korea, adding new sanctions that...

Christine Hallquist, Democratic candidate for Vermont governor, rejects socialist label

Vermont's Democratic nominee for governor Christine Hallquist, who made history Tuesday as the first transge...

Giuliani defends Trump's insults of Omarosa

President Donald Trump's attorney Rudy Giuliani defends Trump's insults directed toward Omarosa Manigault Newman, a former White House aide.

Katrina Pierson's explanations of the alleged 'n-word' tape make no sense

Start here: For months -- years, really -- there have been rumors of outtakes from "The Apprentice" or "The ...

GOP candidate admits faking college degree

Melissa Howard, a Florida State House candidate, has dropped out after admitting she faked a college degree from Miami University in Ohio.

Big races to watch for August 14

CNN's Political Director, David Chalian gives you the scoop on what to watch for during the August 14 primaries. Who's who and which states are at play.

Minnesota proved again last night that the old Republican Party is dead

When former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty announced last year that he was leaving his cushy DC lobbying job to...

This exchange between Rudy Giuliani and Chris Cuomo is our current politics in a nutshell

Rudy Giuliani, the former mayor of New York City and the current public face of President Donald Trump's leg...

Joe Biden cancels Illinois event due to 'doctor's orders'

Former Vice President Joe Biden canceled a planned appearance in Illinois this week because he is sick and "...

Georgia's voter system vulnerable to attack

For months, information about millions of voters in Georgia was exposed online, but the state's top election official, who is also running for governor, denies Georgia's election system is vulnerable.

Exclusive: Pentagon spokeswoman under investigation for misusing staff, retaliating against complaints

One of Defense Secretary James Mattis' most senior civilian advisers is being investigated by the Defense De...

Kellyanne Conway's husband suggests Trump makes false statements, attacks both allies and his own employees

The husband of White House adviser Kellyanne Conway appeared to hammer President Donald Trump for making fal...

Pentagon chief spokeswoman under investigation

Dana White, one of Secretary James Mattis' most senior civilian advisers, is being investigated by the Defense Department Office of Inspector General for allegedly retaliating against staff members after she used some of them to conduct her personal errands and business matters, sources say.

Poll: Majority of GOP agrees news media is 'enemy of the people'

A majority of Republicans said they believed the news media is "the enemy of the people" rather than "an imp...

Kris Kobach wins Kansas GOP governor nomination after incumbent Colyer concedes

Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach has narrowly won the Republican nomination for governor, ousting incum...

Donald Trump's Omarosa obsession is telling

On Monday, President Donald Trump sent seven -- yes, seven! -- tweets attacking his former aide Omarosa Mani...

Midterm battlegrounds take shape in Midwest primaries

Two upper Midwestern states where Democrats hope to rebound in November's ...

Christine Hallquist will make history as first openly transgender major party nominee for governor, CNN projects

Christine Hallquist's bid to become the country's first transgender governor will clear an historic hurdle o...

Ilhan Omar could become first Somali-American in Congress after primary win

Ilhan Omar, a progressive state legislator, will win the Democratic primary in Minnesota's 5th Congressional...

Defense rests in Paul Manafort trial; closing arguments Wednesday

The defense rested its case Tuesday morning in the trial against former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafor...

Giuliani claims Mueller waiting for Manafort verdict to negotiate Trump interview

President Donald Trump's attorney Rudy Giuliani said Tuesday that he believes special counsel Robert Mueller...

2016 National Teacher of the Year could be Connecticut's first black Democrat in Congress

Jahana Hayes moved one step closer towards becoming Connecticut's first black Democrat in Congress on Tuesda...

Keith Ellison wins AG nomination in Minnesota after denying abuse allegations

Rep. Keith Ellison will win the Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party's nomination for Minnesota attorney general, C...

Reporter to Sanders: Has Trump used the N-word

During a White House press briefing, press secretary Sarah Sanders responds to questions about a claim former aide Omarosa Manigault Newman made in her tell-all memoir.

Sanders: Trump's Omarosa insult not about race

White House press secretary Sarah Sanders says that President Trump's description of former aide Omarosa Manigault Newman as a "dog" had "nothing to do with race."

Katrina Pierson: I made taped comments because Omarosa was the 'complete epitome of annoying'

Katrina Pierson, a Trump campaign official, said she was placating Omarosa Manigault Newman when ...

Why Paul Manafort isn't wearing socks

In a trial that's featured talk of hundreds of thousands of dollars in clothing, including a $15,000 ostrich...

Diploma controversy leads Florida candidate to suspend campaign

Melissa Howard, a Florida state house candidate, told CNN on Tuesday that she has suspended her campaign....

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Hi: 69° Lo: 60°
Feels Like: 64°
Austin
Clear
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Hi: 72° Lo: 59°
Feels Like: 70°
Charles City
Broken Clouds
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Hi: 70° Lo: 60°
Feels Like: 70°
Rochester
Few Clouds
69° wxIcon
Hi: 70° Lo: 58°
Feels Like: 69°
Showers and storms return today.
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