Trump vs. 'the Squad' makes watershed moment in racial politics
Trump vs. 'the Squad' makes watershed moment in racial politics

Analysis by Stephen Collinson, CNN President Donald Trump emerged into the sweltering heat of a mid-July afternoon Monday not to apologize for his own racist instincts, but to justify them and enshrine them in his...

House Oversight plans vote to hold Kellyanne Conway in contempt unless she testifies
House Oversight plans vote to hold Kellyanne Conway in contempt unless she testifies

By Paul LeBlanc, CNN The chairman of the House Oversight Committee on Monday said the panel will vote to hold White House counselor Kellyanne Conway in contempt of Congress later this month unless she agrees to appear to...

4 hrs 31 mins ago
Here are the 4 congresswomen known as 'The Squad' targeted by Trump's racist tweets
Here are the 4 congresswomen known as 'The Squad' targeted by Trump's racist tweets

By Kate Sullivan, CNN Four first-term, progressive Democratic congresswomen -- known as "The Squad" on Capitol Hill — were the target of racist tweets from President Donald Trump this weekend.

5 hrs 16 mins ago
US aid cuts to UN agency will hurt vulnerable women and children, critics say
US aid cuts to UN agency will hurt vulnerable women and children, critics say

By Nicole Gaouette, CNN The Trump administration will withhold funds from the United Nations agency focused on reproductive and maternal health care for a third consecutive year, though critics and lawmakers say the...

6 hrs 47 mins ago
Republicans give Trump a rare rebuke over racist comments
Republicans give Trump a rare rebuke over racist comments

By Alex Rogers, CNN For many Republicans in Congress, President Donald Trump's call for some Democratic congresswomen to "go back and help fix the totally broken and crime infested places from which they came," was...

7 hrs 1 min ago
Trial for Michael Flynn's ex-lobbying partner starts with a focus on 2016 meeting, op-ed
Trial for Michael Flynn's ex-lobbying partner starts with a focus on 2016 meeting, op-ed

By Katelyn Polantz, CNN Prosecutors and defense attorneys spent the first day of the trial for retired Gen. Michael Flynn's ex-lobbying partner focused on a September 2016 meeting Flynn and others had with Turkish...

7 hrs 1 min ago
George Will's startling assessment of Donald Trump
George Will's startling assessment of Donald Trump

Analysis by Chris Cillizza, CNN Editor-at-large In an interview with The New York Times Book Review podcast, longtime conservative commentator George Will offered a stirring and stark assessment of what Donald Trump's...

7 hrs 17 mins ago
Bernie Sanders to propose $20 billion bailout fund for struggling hospitals
Bernie Sanders to propose $20 billion bailout fund for struggling hospitals

By Ryan Nobles, CNN Sen. Bernie Sanders, while wading in to a local fight over a Philadelphia hospital, proposed Monday a plan to create a federal fund to help local governments purchase for-profit hospitals struggling...

7 hrs 47 mins ago
Melania Trump silent as her husband attacks congresswomen by implying they aren't US citizens
Melania Trump silent as her husband attacks congresswomen by implying they aren't US citizens

By Kate Bennett, CNN Melania Trump is only the second first lady of the United States not born in America; the first, Louisa Adams was born in England. Yet she's remained silent as her husband, President Donald Trump,...

7 hrs 47 mins ago
Advocates say major ICE raids haven't materialized. Trump says they've been 'very successful'
Advocates say major ICE raids haven't materialized. Trump says they've been 'very successful'

By Catherine E. Shoichet, Maria Santana and Jim Acosta, CNN Immigrant rights advocates across the United States say they've seen few signs of the ICE raids that Trump administration officials had warned would begin...

16 hrs 46 mins ago
Congresswomen 'squad' respond to Trump's attacks: The US 'belongs to everyone'
Congresswomen 'squad' respond to Trump's attacks: The US 'belongs to everyone'

By Ashley Killough and Clare Foran, CNN After the President of the United States spent the day openly encouraging a group of critical congresswomen of color to leave the country, the four Democratic lawmakers made clear...

9 hrs 2 mins ago
Exclusive: Security reports reveal how Assange turned an embassy into a command post for election meddling
Exclusive: Security reports reveal how Assange turned an embassy into a command post for election meddling

By Marshall Cohen, Kay Guerrero and Arturo Torres, CNN New documents obtained exclusively by CNN reveal that WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange received in-person deliveries, potentially of hacked materials related to the...

11 hrs 32 mins ago
Trump gets his third acting secretary of defense this year
Trump gets his third acting secretary of defense this year

By Zachary Cohen and Barbara Starr, CNN Mark Esper has formally stepped down from his role as acting defense secretary Monday after the Senate received his nomination from the White House to be confirmed for the permanent...

9 hrs 17 mins ago
Mnuchin again says Tubman $20 delay is technical, not political
Mnuchin again says Tubman $20 delay is technical, not political

By Kevin Liptak and Donna Borak, CNN Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said on Monday that his decision to delay the introduction of a planned $20 note featuring the portrait of Harriet Tubman was not politically motivated.

9 hrs 17 mins ago
Bureau of Land Management to move headquarters to Colorado, senator says
Bureau of Land Management to move headquarters to Colorado, senator says

By Gregory Wallace The Bureau of Land Management, which controls 245 million acres of federal lands, may be moving its headquarters from Washington, DC, to Grand Junction, Colorado, one of the state's US senators said...

9 hrs 17 mins ago
Booker on Trump's racist tweets: 'He is ripping at the fabric of our country for his own political gain'
Booker on Trump's racist tweets: 'He is ripping at the fabric of our country for his own political gain'

By Kate Sullivan, CNN New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker on Monday said President Donald Trump is "ripping at the fabric of our country for his own political gain" in response to the President's racist language attacking four...

9 hrs 32 mins ago
Which GOP lawmakers have condemned Trump's tweet
Which GOP lawmakers have condemned Trump's tweet

By CNN Lawmakers are returning to Congress on Monday following a racist series of tweets from President Donald Trump aimed at four Democratic lawmakers, and Republican leaders as well as rank-and-file members are feeling...

13 hrs 17 mins ago
Homeland Security watchdog says conditions at border facilities haven't improved
Homeland Security watchdog says conditions at border facilities haven't improved

By Priscilla Alvarez, CNN The Department of Homeland Security inspector general reiterated Monday that it's still concerned about conditions at border facilities.

9 hrs 47 mins ago
AG Barr warns of hate created by identity politics
AG Barr warns of hate created by identity politics

By David Shortell, CNN Attorney General William Barr pointed a finger at groups fighting "under the banner of identity politics" at a summit on anti-Semitism Monday, saying that they were divisive and creating a "breeding...

10 hrs 2 mins ago
Trump admin dramatically limits asylum claims by Central Americans
Trump admin dramatically limits asylum claims by Central Americans

By Priscilla Alvarez, CNN The Trump administration on Monday moved to dramatically limit the ability of Central American migrants to claim asylum if they enter the United States by land through Mexico, the latest attempt...

17 hrs 31 mins ago
Nearly one-fifth of adult Twitter users follow Trump
Nearly one-fifth of adult Twitter users follow Trump

By Grace Sparks, CNN Almost one in five adults on Twitter follow the President's personal account, @realDonaldTrump, according to a new study done by the Pew Research Center.

10 hrs 32 mins ago
Trump denies racist tweets were racist
Trump denies racist tweets were racist

By Kevin Liptak and Kaitlan Collins, CNN President Donald Trump redoubled his racist attacks on a quartet of Democratic congresswomen Monday, insisting they leave the United States if they continue complaining about his...

14 hrs 1 min ago
Woman who made dean's list after Obama granted her clemency: 'I feel so blessed'
Woman who made dean's list after Obama granted her clemency: 'I feel so blessed'

By Paul LeBlanc, CNN Danielle Metz, the former inmate who made the dean's list at Southern University after former President Barack Obama granted her clemency said Monday she feels "so blessed" for the opportunity to...

10 hrs 17 mins ago
Fact check: Trump falsely accuses Ilhan Omar of praising al Qaeda
Fact check: Trump falsely accuses Ilhan Omar of praising al Qaeda

By Daniel Dale and Sarah Westwood, CNN In a series of racist tweets on Sunday, President Donald Trump told a group of four Democratic congresswomen, all of whom are people of color, to "go back" to their supposed home...

10 hrs 32 mins ago
Leaked cables show British ambassador saying Trump abandoned Iran deal in act of 'diplomatic vandalism' to spite Obama, according to The Mail on Sunday
Leaked cables show British ambassador saying Trump abandoned Iran deal in act of 'diplomatic vandalism' to spite Obama, according to The Mail on Sunday

By Caroline Kelly, CNN Kim Darroch, the former United Kingdom ambassador to the United States, said the Trump administration was "set upon an act of diplomatic vandalism" in its decision to abandon the Iran nuclear deal,...

July 13th, 8:13 PM EDT
Treasury secretary says he doesn't find Trump's tweets racist
Treasury secretary says he doesn't find Trump's tweets racist

By Kate Sullivan and Kevin Liptak, CNN Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Monday he doesn't believe President Donald Trump's tweets attacking four Democratic congresswomen are racist.

10 hrs 47 mins ago
2020 Campaign second-quarter fundraising totals released
2020 Campaign second-quarter fundraising totals released

By Fredreka Schouten, David Wright, Aaron Kessler, Alexander Cohen and JoElla Carman, CNN Not Available

13 hrs 46 mins ago
Nancy Pelosi-Steven Mnuchin talks key to raising the debt ceiling and finding a budget deal
Nancy Pelosi-Steven Mnuchin talks key to raising the debt ceiling and finding a budget deal

By Phil Mattingly, CNN There's a new urgency -- and the equivalent of an ongoing negotiating sprint -- in the effort to raise the debt ceiling and reach a budget agreement, and it all comes down to two people.

17 hrs 16 mins ago
Democratic lawmaker says he will seek to force impeachment vote
Democratic lawmaker says he will seek to force impeachment vote

By Jeremy Herb, CNN Rep. Al Green, a Texas Democrat who was among the first to call for President Donald Trump's impeachment in 2017, said Monday that he would seek to force the House to take a vote on impeachment by...

13 hrs 2 mins ago
First on CNN: Pro-Booker super PAC raises $1.1 million, falling short of fundraising goals
First on CNN: Pro-Booker super PAC raises $1.1 million, falling short of fundraising goals

By Fredreka Schouten, CNN A super PAC promoting Democrat Cory Booker's presidential campaign raised a little more than $1.1 million during the first six months of this year -- falling well short of its fundraising...

20 hrs 46 mins ago
70 Current and former US border employees connected to Facebook groups with lewd and mocking posts
70 Current and former US border employees connected to Facebook groups with lewd and mocking posts

By Priscilla Alvarez and Nick Valencia, CNN Internal investigators for US Customs and Border Protection have identified 70 individuals, 62 of which are current employees, who are connected with inappropriate or derogatory...

11 hrs 32 mins ago
Here's the truly amazing way Donald Trump defended his racist tweets
Here's the truly amazing way Donald Trump defended his racist tweets

Analysis by Chris Cillizza, CNN Editor-at-large President Donald Trump offered a very, uh, interesting explanation Monday for why his racist tweets over the weekend urging four Democratic congresswomen of color to leave...

11 hrs 47 mins ago
Pelosi says House will take up resolution following Trump's 'xenophobic tweets'
Pelosi says House will take up resolution following Trump's 'xenophobic tweets'

By Clare Foran, Ashley Killough and Manu Raju, CNN House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Monday said that Republican lawmakers "must join" Democrats in "condemning the President's xenophobic tweets" and urged Democrats to...

14 hrs 1 min ago
Biden proposes massive new Obamacare subsidies, public option in health care plan
Biden proposes massive new Obamacare subsidies, public option in health care plan

By Eric Bradner and Tami Luhby, CNN Joe Biden is proposing massive new subsidies to make health coverage through Obamacare's exchanges cheaper -- as well as a new "public option" that would allow people to buy into a...

20 hrs 46 mins ago
Joe Biden just made a giant gamble on health care
Joe Biden just made a giant gamble on health care

Analysis by Chris Cillizza, CNN Editor-at-large Joe Biden is making a very big bet on the status quo.

13 hrs 31 mins ago
Union says large-scale worker exodus likely as USDA moves agencies across country
Union says large-scale worker exodus likely as USDA moves agencies across country

By Sam Fossum, CNN An overwhelming number of US Department of Agriculture employees who have been reassigned from Washington, DC, to the greater Kansas City area may instead leave the department, according to surveys...

14 hrs 31 mins ago
GOP congressman says Trump tweets are 'racist and xenophobic'
GOP congressman says Trump tweets are 'racist and xenophobic'

By Kate Sullivan, CNN Texas Republican Rep. Will Hurd said Monday that President Donald Trump's tweets attacking progressive Democratic congresswomen were "racist and xenophobic," making him one of the few elected...

13 hrs 46 mins ago
Susan Rice condemns Chinese diplomat as 'racist disgrace'
Susan Rice condemns Chinese diplomat as 'racist disgrace'

By Jennifer Hansler and Michelle Kosinski, CNN Former national security adviser Susan Rice condemned a Chinese diplomat as "a racist disgrace" following incendiary tweets by the envoy.

13 hrs 46 mins ago
Fact check: Trump makes 3 false claims in 19 words about his approval rating
Fact check: Trump makes 3 false claims in 19 words about his approval rating

By Daniel Dale, CNN President Donald Trump made three false claims on Saturday in a single 19-word tweet.

13 hrs 46 mins ago
Trump's racist tweets don't just affect America, they risk upending international norms
Trump's racist tweets don't just affect America, they risk upending international norms

Analysis by Nic Robertson, CNN The silence from most of the world's capitals since US President Donald Trump posted racist tweets over the weekend has been almost deafening.

14 hrs 46 mins ago
This GOP lawmaker's explanation of Donald Trump's racist tweet is unbelievable
This GOP lawmaker's explanation of Donald Trump's racist tweet is unbelievable

Analysis by Chris Cillizza, CNN Editor-at-large Congressional Republicans have spent the 24-ish hours since President Donald Trump issued a series of racist tweets hiding from the media. But judging from how Maryland GOP...

15 hrs 1 min ago
Graham declines to condemn racist Trump tweets and calls Democratic congresswomen 'a bunch of communists'
Graham declines to condemn racist Trump tweets and calls Democratic congresswomen 'a bunch of communists'

By Devan Cole, CNN Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham, one of President Donald Trump's strongest allies on Capitol Hill, declined on Monday to condemn the President over his racist tweets against several minority members...

15 hrs 31 mins ago
Acting US Citizenship and Immigration Services chief says he does not know details of ICE raids
Acting US Citizenship and Immigration Services chief says he does not know details of ICE raids

By Devan Cole, CNN Acting US Citizenship and Immigration Services Director Ken Cuccinelli said Monday he did not know the details of Immigration and Customs Enforcement raids targeting undocumented immigrants despite...

18 hrs 1 min ago
New York City lost power, and searched for its mayor
New York City lost power, and searched for its mayor

By Gregory Krieg, CNN There are a lot of places New York City mayors want to be when widespread power outages strike.

July 14th, 12:59 PM EDT
Even after first debates, Joe Biden still holds a 20-point lead with black voters
Even after first debates, Joe Biden still holds a 20-point lead with black voters

Analysis by Harry Enten, CNN First things first: The theme song of the week is the theme from Entertainment Tonight.

July 13th, 9:58 AM EDT
Donald Trump's racist tweets show he doesn't understand America
Donald Trump's racist tweets show he doesn't understand America

Analysis by Chris Cillizza, CNN Editor-at-large Donald Trump wants to create an America that runs directly counter to the "melting pot" principle on which the country has prided itself for generations.

18 hrs 46 mins ago
New York Times: EPA to limit ability to oppose pollution permits
New York Times: EPA to limit ability to oppose pollution permits

By Devan Cole, CNN The Environmental Protection Agency is working to change rules that allow individuals or community advocates to fight agency-issued permits that regulate how much pollution can be released by area power...

18 hrs 16 mins ago
Trump's most openly racist rhetoric yet is not at all surprising
Trump's most openly racist rhetoric yet is not at all surprising

Analysis by Stephen Collinson, CNN The most shocking thing about Donald Trump's racist tweets is that possibly the most fundamentally un-American outburst of modern presidential rhetoric did not come remotely as a...

July 14th, 9:59 PM EDT
Beto O'Rourke says he and his wife are descendants of slave owners
Beto O'Rourke says he and his wife are descendants of slave owners

By Paul LeBlanc, CNN Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke on Sunday said he was recently given documents showing that he and his wife, Amy, are descendants of slave owners, writing in a Medium post that the...

July 14th, 10:44 PM EDT
ICE has begun raids to round up undocumented immigrants, official says
ICE has begun raids to round up undocumented immigrants, official says

By Eliott C. McLaughlin, CNN Immigration authorities have begun conducting raids, a senior administration official said Sunday, in an operation expected to target about 2,000 undocumented immigrants ordered by courts to be...

July 14th, 9:59 AM EDT
Trump tweets racist attacks at progressive Democratic congresswomen
Trump tweets racist attacks at progressive Democratic congresswomen

By Devan Cole, CNN President Donald Trump used racist language on Sunday to attack progressive Democratic congresswomen, falsely implying they weren't natural-born American citizens.

July 14th, 11:59 AM EDT
AOC responds to Trump's racist attacks: 'You cannot accept that we don't fear you'
AOC responds to Trump's racist attacks: 'You cannot accept that we don't fear you'

By Devan Cole, CNN Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Sunday sharply criticized President Donald Trump for implying that she and other freshman House Democrats were not natural-born American citizens, saying the President is...

July 14th, 2:59 PM EDT
5 Key matchups to watch in the 2020 race this week
5 Key matchups to watch in the 2020 race this week

Analysis by Chris Cillizza, CNN Editor-at-large With 204 days until the Iowa caucuses and a record number of Democratic candidates, the 2020 election is already in full swing. Every Sunday, I will break down the 5 BIG...

July 14th, 6:14 PM EDT
A House Democratic feud was nearing a crisis point. Then Trump got involved.
A House Democratic feud was nearing a crisis point. Then Trump got involved.

By Gregory Krieg, CNN The simmering strife between House Democratic leadership and the caucus's "squad" of progressive insurgents boiled over this weekend amid a barrage of attacks, in the press and on social media,...

July 14th, 3:44 PM EDT
Democrats condemn ICE raids as 'inhumane,' 'tear families apart'
Democrats condemn ICE raids as 'inhumane,' 'tear families apart'

By Kate Sullivan and Devan Cole, CNN Democrats condemned the Immigration and Customs Enforcement raids as "inhumane," saying they are dividing US communities and tearing families apart.

July 14th, 3:44 PM EDT
Bernie Sanders: Nancy Pelosi shouldn't 'alienate' freshmen House Democrats
Bernie Sanders: Nancy Pelosi shouldn't 'alienate' freshmen House Democrats

By Paul LeBlanc, CNN Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders on Sunday waded into the rift between House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and a group of progressive freshmen lawmakers, stating that Pelosi ought to "bring them...

July 14th, 4:59 PM EDT
Ahead of ICE raids, NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio says Trump trying to 'divide' America
Ahead of ICE raids, NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio says Trump trying to 'divide' America

By Kate Sullivan and Veronica Stracqualursi, CNN New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio called for a path to citizenship for the millions of undocumented immigrants in the US in response to the US Immigration and Customs...

July 14th, 9:59 AM EDT
With summer heating up, Beto O'Rourke's campaign cools down
With summer heating up, Beto O'Rourke's campaign cools down

By Ben Geldon, CNN Here are the stories our panel of top political reporters will be watching for in the week ahead, in today's "Inside Politics" forecast.

July 14th, 12:29 PM EDT
Pete Buttigieg goes on hiring spree after top fundraising quarter
Pete Buttigieg goes on hiring spree after top fundraising quarter

By Dan Merica, CNN Pete Buttigieg's campaign is on a hiring spree.

July 14th, 8:29 AM EDT
The surprising history of impeachment and what it means for Trump
The surprising history of impeachment and what it means for Trump

Analysis by Zachary B. Wolf, CNN As Democrats try to square growing calls for impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump with hesitation from party leadership -- and the political reality of a...

July 14th, 8:14 AM EDT
Video of Trump kissing a campaign aide leaves both sides claiming vindication
Video of Trump kissing a campaign aide leaves both sides claiming vindication

By Caroline Kelly, CNN President Donald Trump's legal team posted a video of him kissing campaign aide Alva Johnson that they say clears him, but that her side says proves her accusation of forcible kissing.

July 12th, 9:28 PM EDT
'They have not washed in 40 days': House Democrats decry 'inhumane' conditions at Texas border facilities
'They have not washed in 40 days': House Democrats decry 'inhumane' conditions at Texas border facilities

By Betsy Klein and Caroline Kelly, CNN A group of more than a dozen House Democrats toured border detention facilities in McAllen, Texas, on Saturday, recounting "inhumane" conditions including overcrowded cells, rampant...

July 13th, 5:43 PM EDT
Bernie Sanders accuses Biden of 'misinformation' in pitched battle over 'Medicare for All'
Bernie Sanders accuses Biden of 'misinformation' in pitched battle over 'Medicare for All'

By Eric Bradner, CNN Bernie Sanders on Saturday accused former Vice President Joe Biden of using "misinformation" to attack the Vermont senator's "Medicare for All" proposal, further escalating an emerging battle among...

July 13th, 4:43 PM EDT
'They've been through so much': Nun at center of humanitarian crisis in Rio Grande Valley makes migrants feel welcome
'They've been through so much': Nun at center of humanitarian crisis in Rio Grande Valley makes migrants feel welcome

By Betsy Klein, CNN Sister Norma Pimentel doesn't have time to talk to reporters because she is busy doing the Lord's work.

July 13th, 4:43 PM EDT
Tennessee governor signs proclamation honoring early KKK leader, sparking backlash
Tennessee governor signs proclamation honoring early KKK leader, sparking backlash

By Veronica Stracqualursi, CNN Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee signed a proclamation declaring Saturday "Nathan Bedford Forrest Day," in honor of the Confederate Army general who was a slave trader and an early member of the Ku...

July 13th, 10:43 AM EDT

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