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Minnesota lawmaker abandons campaign amid daughter's allegations of inappropriate conduct

A Minnesota state representative suddenly ended his reelection campaign ahead of ...

Conservative strategist takes leave of absence after 'inexcusable mistake' in claim Kavanaugh accuser misidentified alleged attacker

After stirring controversy by posting a series of tweets suggesting the woman accusing Supreme Court nominee...

Democrat addresses criticism over DNC co-chair

Sen. Mazie Hirono (D-HI) addresses criticism that Democrats might have more credibility with accusations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh if they were similarly outspoken when accusations were made against other Democrats.

Dem Sen. Mazie Hirono says abuse allegations against Keith Ellison should be investigated

Hawaii Democratic Sen. Mazie Hirono on Sunday called for an investigation into allegations of physical and e...

Ford lawyers agree to tentative hearing date

Lawyers for Christine Blasey Ford and Republican and Democratic staff of the Senate Judiciary Committee tentatively agreed to a Thursday hearing featuring Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and Ford during a call Saturday evening, according to a person briefed on the call and a source familiar with it.

Kavanaugh accuser will testify in open hearing on Thursday

Lawyers for Christine Blasey Ford said in a statement on Sunday that she has committed to testifying in an o...

Graham: 'Not going to ruin' Kavanaugh over Ford's accusation

South Carolina GOP Sen. Lindsey Graham said Sunday that he does not expect to be swayed against Supreme Cour...

Trump's trade war with China is about to get a whole lot bigger

The trade fight between the United States and China is set to intensify Monday when the two economic superpo...

Bloomberg speaks out on 2020 run

Michael Bloomberg tells Fareed Zakaria why he thinks his track record of hiring experts and listening to voters as mayor could give him a shot at the Presidency.

Democrats begin to worry about Latino vote

Here are the stories our panel of top political reporters are talking about in this week's "Inside Politics"...

Bloomberg says he's undecided on 2020

Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg said in an interview that aired Sunday on CNN's "Fareed Zakaria...

Nikki Haley says sexual harassment accusers shouldn't be blamed or second-guessed

US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said Sunday that as a general principle, people should avoid...

Haley: Shouldn't second-guess Kavanaugh accuser

After President Donald Trump questioned the validity of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh's accuser, US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley tells CNN's Jake Tapper that Christine Blasey Ford deserves to be heard.

Inside Politics: Dems draw up plans to investigate Trump

House Democrats plot their next moves if they win the majority in November while the party worries about a potential weak spot with voters, WH officials consider replacing the FEMA director, and another government shutdown? It's all on Inside Politics.

Senator reveals what she'll ask Kavanaugh

Sen. Mazie Hirono (D-HI) previewed what she plans to ask Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh during a hearing to address a sexual assault allegation levied against him.

Mazie Hirono previews what she'll ask Kavanaugh during hearing with his accuser

Hawaii Democratic Sen. Mazie Hirono on Sunday previewed what she plans to ask Supreme Court nominee Brett Ka...

Haley contradicts Giuliani on Iran

US ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley says the United States is not seeking regime change in Iran or anywhere else in the world, and vowed President Donald Trump will remain strong when dealing with Iran

McConnell called Trump to say Kavanaugh tweets weren't helpful

After President Donald Trump tweeted criticism of the woman who came forward accusing Supreme Court nominee ...

Haley: US 'not looking to do regime change anywhere'

Nikki Haley, the US ambassador to the United Nations, said Sunday that despite increased tension with Iran, ...

McConnell calls Trump on Kavanaugh tweets

After President Donald Trump tweeted criticism of the woman who came forward accusing Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell called the President to say his tweets did not help, two people familiar with the call confirmed to CNN.

New book excerpt: Trump urged Roethlisberger to escort Daniels to room instead of bodyguards

Stormy Daniels, in her new tell-all book, says she was "terrified" by Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Ro...

GOP allies urge Trump not to fire Rosenstein ahead of Kavanaugh confirmation, midterms

What seemed at first like a long-awaited opening to get rid of the "lingering stench" at his Justice Departm...

Trump admin proposes rule to block visas, green cards for those likely to use certain public benefits

The Trump administration on Saturday revealed its plan to make it harder for immigrants to come to or stay i...

Committee contacts Ford's friend about party; 'she has no recollection' of it, lawyer says

As the Senate Judiciary Committee staff negotiates with attorneys for Christine Blasey Ford, the woman who h...

Reagan's daughter defends Kavanaugh's accuser

Former President Ronald Reagan's daughter Patti Davis wrote about her own sexual assault experience to defend Christine Blasey Ford, the woman accusing Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault.

Gosar responds to siblings' attack ad: 'To the six angry Democrat Gosars -- see you at Mom and Dad's house!'

It's no longer all in the family. Republican Rep. Paul Gosar is slamming his Democrat opponent in his Arizon...

The 100-keg quest: Kavanaugh classmate Mark Judge details senior year at Georgetown Prep

A goal of drinking 100 beer kegs by the end of senior year. A party with a stripper. A student falling throu...

Ex-Trump official walked back statement to Mueller probe about Flynn's talks with Russian diplomat

A former Trump official corrected a claim she made to federal investigators about what she knew during the p...

Women and the Kavanaugh assault charges

70% of GOP women still favor Kavanaugh's nomination after the assault allegations. A jury consultant describes how he'd pick an audience for a Kavanaugh-Ford hearing.

Sen. Nelson: I requested all funds be donated

Sen. Bill Nelson (D-FL) says he requested that his re-election campaign donate all of the money it received from former Sen. Al Franken's political action committee after a review of federal elections records showed it had only donated half.

Senate Judiciary Committee adviser working on Kavanaugh nomination resigns

Garrett Ventry, a communications adviser to the Senate Judiciary Committee's GOP majority who had been worki...

Judge orders Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross to testify in lawsuit challenging 2020 census question

Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross must sit for a deposition in a lawsuit against his department over its decisi...

WaPo: China cancels trade talks with US

The Washington Post reports that China has canceled upcoming talks concerning trade with US officials.

US-China trade talks stall amid tariff standoff

Negotiations between the United States and China have stalled after President Donald Trump ordered new tarif...

White House furniture finds nouveau life in the Blue Room

Two hundred years ago, President James Monroe purchased 53 pieces of gilded French furniture for what is now...

Bill Nelson's campaign to donate rest of donations it received from Al Franken PAC

Update: After this story was published, Nelson's campaign said it would donate all the money it had rece...

Congressman's siblings star in opponent's ad

Arizona Republican Rep. Paul Gosar's six siblings deliver a stark message in a new political ad: Vote for our brother's opponent.

Here's how Michael Cohen might be helpful to prosecutors

Michael Cohen has been making the rounds since his late-August guilty plea in federal court, offering himsel...

Brett Kavanaugh is the least popular Supreme Court nominee in 30 years

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

Republicans worry Kavanaugh allegation could drive suburban women away in midterms

Republicans were already concerned that sexual assault allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavan...

Claire McCaskill targeted by Islamophobic radio ad in Missouri Senate race

An ad airing on Missouri radio attempts to rally voters against incumbent Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill b...

3 senators were in both Anita Hill's hearing and Brett Kavanaugh's

Capitol Hill has seen dozens of senators cycle through its halls over the years, but at least three had fron...

Ted Cruz, Beto O'Rourke spar in first debate

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Rep. Beto O'Rourke (D-TX) faced off in their first debate at Southern Methodist University, trading jabs over immigration, health care and gun rights.

Carson on big picture of Kavanaugh allegation

Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson tied the sexual assault allegation against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh to a century-old plot by socialists.

Cooper debunks congressman's conspiracy theory (2017)

Rep. Paul Gosar claimed the white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, was some sort of left-wing plot. CNN's Randi Kaye spoke with the congressman.

Ford granted more time to decide on testimony

Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley agreed late Friday night to allow the woman who has accused Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault more time to decide whether to testify before Congress.

Federal judge says 'meaningful closure' could be soon in family reunifications

The latest report from government and American Civil Liberties Union attorneys about reunifications of famil...

Nielsen says FEMA's Brock Long will reimburse for misuse of government vehicles

Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen said Friday that Brock Long, the administrator for the Federal ...

Ford's legal team responds to deadline

The legal team for Christine Blasey Ford, the woman accusing Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault, responds to the Senate Judiciary Committee's deadline for Ford to respond to a hearing proposal.

Rep. Paul Gosar's siblings in new ad: Don't vote for our brother

Six siblings of Republican Rep. Paul Gosar delivered a stark message in a new television advertisement: Vote...

Ben Carson ties Kavanaugh allegation to centuries-old socialist group

Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson on Friday tied the sexual assault allegation against Supr...

Ted Cruz: Americans are 'Dreamers' also

Incumbent Republican Senator Ted Cruz talks about immigration at a debate against his Democratic challenger, Beto O'Rourke.

Beto O'Rourke and Ted Cruz spar over National Anthem protests, immigration in contentious debate

Republican Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas and his Democratic challenger, Rep. Beto O'Rourke, were asked Friday night...

Trump vows to rid Justice Department of 'lingering stench'

President Donald Trump vowed Friday night to eradicate a "lingering stench" at the Justice Department, hours...

Panetta: Trump operates by chaos

Former CIA Director Leon Panetta shares his thoughts about what might happen if President Trump were to fire Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein.

Trump vows to get rid of 'lingering stench'

President Donald Trump vowed Friday night to eradicate a "lingering stench" at the Justice Department, hours after it was reported that Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein discussed wearing a "wire" to record conversations with Trump and recruiting Cabinet members to invoke the 25th Amendment to remove him from office.

Panetta on Trump: 'We have been in a constitutional crisis'

Former CIA Director Leon Panetta on Friday said the US has been "in a constitutional crisis" under Donald Tr...

Ronald Reagan's daughter defends woman accusing Kavanaugh of sexual assault

President Ronald Reagan's daughter Patti Davis wrote about her own sexual assault experience to defend Chris...

Trump to award Medal of Honor to combat medic

President Donald Trump plans to award the Medal of Honor to a retired Army staff sergeant in recognition of ...

The week Brett Kavanaugh went from sure thing to not

A lot can change in a week in Washington.Seven days ago, Judge Brett Kavanaugh seemed certain to be t...

Pompeo threatens Iran, slams John Kerry

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo sits down with CNN's Elise Labott to talk about foreign policy with Iran and North Korea, his criticism of John Kerry and Bob Woodward's book.

Pompeo warns Iran over attacks on US in Iraq

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo issued a stark warning to Iran, telling CNN that Washington will take direct action against Tehran for any attacks, even those using proxy forces, against US interests.

Murkowski says she's waiting until Ford testifies before she decides on Kavanaugh

Republican Sen. Lisa Murkowski told CNN on Friday she plans to wait until after Judge Brett Kavanaugh and Ch...

Man who threatened to shoot President Donald Trump captured in Ohio

A man who threatened to shoot President Donald Trump has been captured in Ohio, a law enforcement official t...

Kavanaugh's accuser is willing to testify

Amy Pope, Sr. Fellow at the Atlantic Council, explains why there's hesitation on Capitol Hill to order an investigation into Brett Kavanaugh's accuser.

NYT: Rosenstein discussed 25th amendment

In the days after FBI Director James Comey's May 2017 firing, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein discussed wearing a "wire" to record conversations with President Donald Trump and recruiting Cabinet members to invoke the 25th Amendment to remove Trump from office, The New York Times reported.

McConnell to conservatives: Don't get rattled

Senate Majority Leader McConnell said that Brett Kavanaugh, President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee, will be confirmed despite the allegation of sexual assault against him.

Republican super PAC boosts spending in Likely and Lean Republican districts

Entering the stretch run of the 2018 midterm elections, the ad wars are escalating. One major Republican gro...

US Army unlikely to hit 2018 recruitment goal

Low unemployment combined with a strong economy means the US Army is unlikely to meet its recruitment goal f...

GOP Senate nominee: Kavanaugh accusation 'absurd' because they were drunk and assault attempt 'never went anywhere'

North Dakota GOP Senate nominee Kevin Cramer said on Friday that the accusation against Supreme Court pick B...

GOP senator is 'appalled' by Trump tweet

Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) responded to President Donald Trump's "inappropriate" tweet that questioned why Kavanaugh accuser Christine Blasey Ford did not report her alleged assault to authorities immediately after it occurred if it "was as bad as she says."

Trump tweets about Kavanaugh's accuser

President Donald Trump, in a series of tweets Friday, deviated from his previously measured comments about the woman who has accused his Supreme Court pick Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault, claiming that if the attack she alleges "was as bad as she says, charges would have been immediately filed with local Law Enforcement Authorities." CNN's Kaitlan Collins reports.

Susan Collins 'appalled' by Trump's tweet about Christine Blasey Ford

Sen. Susan Collins said she is "appalled" by a tweet from President Donald Trump ...

McConnell confident Kavanaugh will be confirmed: 'Don't get rattled'

Senate Majority Leader McConnell said Friday that Brett Kavanaugh, President Donald Trump's Supreme Court no...

Ford wants FBI investigation before testifying

The woman accusing Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault says the FBI should investigate the incident before senators hold a hearing on the allegations.

Kavanaugh accuser's friend says she has told him she needs more than one exit from her bedroom

A longtime friend of Christine Blasey Ford -- the woman accusing Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of se...

The allegations of abuse against Keith Ellison aren't going away

Back in August, the son of a former girlfriend of Rep. Keith Ellison alleged that the Minnesota Democrat had...

Ford told friends she is uncomfortable in enclosed spaces, airplanes

Christine Blasey Ford, the professor accusing Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of having sexually assau...

Kavanaugh's accuser accepts request to speak to Judiciary Committee next week, lawyers say

Christine Blasey Ford, the woman who has accused Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of a past sexual assa...

See GOP lawmaker's crude joke mocking accuser

Rep. Ralph Norman (R-SC) made a crude joke about the sexual assault allegation made against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. Kavanaugh has denied the allegation.

Trump unleashes on Kavanaugh accuser

President Donald Trump, in a series of tweets Friday, deviated from his previously measured comments about t...

Sources: Rod Rosenstein discussed secretly taping Trump

In the days after FBI Director James Comey's May 2017 firing, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein discuss...

Rosenstein: 12 Russians charged with hacking

At a Department of Justice press conference, US Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein announced that 12 Russian intelligence officers have been charged with the DNC hacking and conspiring to interfere with the 2016 presidential election.

Reminder: The 25th Amendment requires political apocalypse

People are again talking about using the 25th Amendment as a means to remove President Donald Trump from off...

US changes course to allow Russian surveillance flyover

The United States has decided to certify a Russian aircraft to make a surveillance flight over the US under ...

Pompeo threatens Iran over attacks on US in Iraq

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo issued a stark warning to Iran Friday, telling CNN that Washington will take ...

This is Trump's model for losing Congress and winning re-election

Here's a silver lining for President Donald Trump if Republicans lose either of their majorities on Capitol ...

Biden reveals Anita Hill hearing regret

In an interview on NBC News, former Vice President Joe Biden reveals his biggest regret during Anita Hill's Senate hearing.

The 35 most mind-blowing lines from Donald Trump's Las Vegas speech

President Donald Trump was in Las Vegas on Thursday night to headline a campaign rally for Sen. Dean Heller,...

Trump questions validity of Kavanaugh accuser

President Trump deviated from his previously measured comments about Christine Blasey Ford, the woman who has accused his Supreme Court pick Brett Kavanugh of sexual assault, tweeting a claim that if the attack she alleges "was as bad as she says, charges would have been immediately filed with local Law Enforcement Authorities."

Why Colorado's 6th district is 2018 battleground

In the past, Democrats have poured millions of dollars in Colorado's 6th District to unseat incumbent Rep. Mike Coffman (R-CO), with little success. Now, Democratic challenger and combat veteran Jason Crow is on the ballot, and strategists say if he can win, Democrats can feel confident about taking back the House. CNN's Dana Bash reports.

Georgia district is ordered to redo primary election after voting errors

A judge said he will order a Georgia Legislature district to redo a primary election between two Republicans...

Puerto Rico governor.: We're treated like second-class citizens

During an interview on the one-year anniversary of Hurricane Maria, Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rossello says that Puerto Ricans are treated like second-class citizens.

Female friends defend Kavanaugh against sexual assault allegation

A group of women who identified themselves as friends and former colleagues of Brett Kavanaugh defended the ...

Christine Blasey Ford to speak with FBI about death threats

Christine Blasey Ford, the woman who has accused Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault, will speak to the FBI on...

Kavanaugh accuser Christine Blasey Ford willing to testify

Christine Blasey Ford opened the possibility she would testify before Congress about her accusation of sexual assault against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. CNN's Jeff Zeleny reports.

Most people don't report sexual harassment and a majority think that's a real problem

President Donald Trump has called into question whether Christine Blasey Ford was actually attacked by Brett...

Trump backs away from demand to declassify documents related to Russia investigation

President Donald Trump on Friday appeared to back away from his earlier demand for the "immediate declassifi...

Melania Trump's spokeswoman reprimanded for Hatch Act violation

Stephanie Grisham, communications director for first lady Melania Trump, was issued a warning letter from th...

Trump: Why didn't accuser call FBI?

In an interview with Fox News before a rally in Las Vegas, President Donald Trump questions why Brett Kavanaugh's accuser didn't contact the authorities 36 years ago after the alleged assault.

'I think I got it in '91,' Joe Biden says of Anita Hill hearing

Former Vice President Joe Biden said Friday that he understood at the time of the Anita Hill hearing the gra...

Recaps and previews: The week in politics, GIF'd

While the news surrounding Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh ...

'No record' response raises questions about Democratic candidate's claim in security clearance form controversy

The law enforcement arm of the United States Postal Service says that it has no record of receiving an offic...

What is Trump doing to stop Russian election interference?

CNN's Jake Tapper, in partnership with FactCheck.org, looks at Hillary Clinton's misleading comments about President Trump's actions to deter Russian election interference.

Where negotiations stand between Kavanaugh's accuser and Republicans

The impasse is broken -- sort of.After days of communicating through sternly worded letters and media...

US sanctions Chinese military for buying Russian weapons

The US imposed sanctions Thursday against China's military for its purchases of Russian military equipment i...

Woman who flipped off Trump runs for office

Juli Briskman, who was fired from her job after flipping off President Trump's motorcade, is now running for a seat on the Loudoun County Board of Supervisors in Virginia.

Trump questions why Kavanaugh accuser didn't call the FBI after alleged assault

President Donald Trump deviated from his previously measured comments about the woman who has accused his Su...

Trump suggests allies are concerned about release of Russia documents

President Donald Trump suggested that some of the information related to the Russia investigation that he so...

Ford seeks to shift the balance of power in Kavanaugh drama

Christine Blasey Ford is seeking answers to a question that could define the rest of her life -- one that de...

Foreign hackers target Senators' Gmail accounts

The personal Gmail accounts of an unspecified number of US senators and Senate staff have been targeted by foreign government hackers, a Google spokesperson confirmed to CNN.

Lawyer for Kavanaugh accuser says Monday hearing would be a 'deal breaker'

Debra Katz, an attorney for the woman who has accused Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assaul...

Will Democrats take the House? Watch this district. It has everything.

Republican Rep. Mike Coffman is sitting in a church communicating with a group of Spanish-speaking parishion...

South Carolina congressman jokes about Kavanaugh sexual assault controversy

Rep. Ralph Norman opened up a debate between himself and Democratic challenger Archie Parnell on Thursday af...

San Juan mayor: Hurricane Maria is Trump's Katrina

The Democratic mayor of San Juan, Puerto Rico, slammed President Donald Trump on Thursday, telling Anderson ...

Ford lawyers say she is open to testifying, but not Monday

Christine Blasey Ford opened the possibility she would testify before Congress about her accusation of sexua...

ABC: Cohen has done interviews with Mueller

Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump's former attorney, has spoken with special counsel Robert Mueller's team several times over the past month, ABC News reports.

34 more separated kids released; hundreds remain in custody

More than 100 children who may never be reunited with their parents remain in the custody of the government ...

ABC: Michael Cohen has done multiple interviews with Mueller team

Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump's former attorney, has spoken with special counsel Robert Mueller's te...

Maine senator's office among those deluged with Kavanaugh calls

As the nomination process of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court has reached a crescendo in the last week, ...

John Bolton: US is going on the offensive against cyberattacks

The White House issued a warning to foreign adversaries Thursday that offensive cyber operations are now a p...

Senators' Gmail accounts targeted by foreign hackers

The personal Gmail accounts of an unspecified number of US senators and Senate staff have been targeted by f...

Kavanaugh accuser open to testifying next week

Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, who accused Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault, says she "would be prepared to testify next week" in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee, if the committee agrees to "terms that are fair and which ensure her safety" according to a statement by her lawyer.

Protesters arrested outside Grassley's office

Protesters opposed to the confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court targeted the offices of swing vote Republican senators to pressure them to vote against Kavanaugh, who is denying allegations he sexually assaulted a teen when they were both in high school in the 1980s.

More than 50 arrested on Capitol Hill after Senate office Kavanaugh protests

Dozens of protesters opposed to the confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court targeted the office...

This group is helping Democrats build a bench of talent deep in Trump country

When Terri McKinnon decided to take the plunge and run for office for the first time, she quickly felt like ...

Dolly Parton is a one-woman 'Schoolhouse Rock' on her song about women's right to vote

For her latest song, Dolly Parton turned the story of women receiving the right to vote in the US into music...

Ford's family issues statement of support

The family of Christine Blasey Ford, the woman who is accusing Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexu...

Democrats pour big money into Texas race

Democratic outside groups have largely sat on the sidelines when it came to attacking Republican incumbent W...

GOP grapples with Brett Kavanaugh political fallout

Christine Blasey Ford, who has accused Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault, has until 10 a.m. Friday morning to agree to testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee. Margaret Hoover and Alice Stewart discuss the political fallout of the allegations with CNN's Poppy Harlow and Jim Sciutto.

Why Presidential Approval Matters in the Midterms

Ahead of President Trump's trip to Nevada to campaign for Sen. Dean Heller, CNN's John King breaks down key senate races and the effect Trump has on the 2018 vote.

Dem senator on Kavanaugh accusation: If we take back Congress, we'll 'get to the bottom of this'

If Democrats win in November, they will look into the accusations levied against Judge Brett Kavanaugh -- ev...

Why 10 House Democrats want to raise threshold for speaker vote

A small group of House Democrats wants to raise the threshold for their party's nominee for House speaker, s...

Gillibrand and Hirono criticize GOP's handling of Kavanaugh sexual assault allegation

Democratic Sens. Mazie Hirono and Kirsten Gillibrand on Thursday heavily criticized GOP senators' handling o...

Republicans in Texas apologize for campaign ad likening a Hindu deity to the GOP elephant

To attract Indian-American voters, a Republican party group in suburban Houston released a campaign ad with ...

ICE arrested undocumented immigrants who came forward to take in undocumented children

Federal officers have arrested dozens of undocumented immigrants who came forward to take care of undocument...

Watch: Key moments from North and South Korea summit

President Moon Jae-in was greeted with hugs and cheers in Pyongyang as he met with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in a historic summit.

Brett Kavanaugh and Christine Blasey Ford receiving death threats

Both Brett Kavanaugh and Christine Blasey Ford, the professor who has accused of him of sexual assault as a ...

Brett Kavanaugh's bitter nomination has been years in the making

With less than 24 hours left before the clock runs out on Christine Blasey Ford's chance to signal she'll te...

Donald Trump says he's 'not a conspiratorial person.' Um...

Donald Trump has told a lot of whoppers since taking over as the 45th President of the United States last Ja...

Kavanaugh and his accuser to testify before Senate

Professor Christine Blasey Ford alleges that Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her when they were teens. CNN's John Berman has more.

Hawaii senator emerges as key, critical voice in vetting Kavanaugh

As Brett Kavanaugh faces a sexual assault allegation that has rocked his nomination to be a Supreme Court ju...

Trump sends Carson to Puerto Rico for Hurricane Maria anniversary

One year after Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico -- and one week after ...

US identifies remains of 2 soldiers recovered from North Korea

President Donald Trump announced Thursday on Twitter that the US has identified the remains of two American ...

Rick Scott and Ron DeSantis navigate Trump in Florida's hotly contested races

The Republican candidates in Florida's hotly contested races for governor and US Senate are experiencing fir...

Ford's attorneys, after being listed on fundraiser for Democrat, pull out of event

Democratic Sen. Tammy Baldwin's campaign listed Brett Kavanaugh accuser's attorneys as headliners at a Washi...

Comey 'not worried' about Trump's order to release FBI messages

Former FBI Director James Comey says he's not concerned about President Donald Trump's order to the Departme...

Kavanaugh accuser may still testify; indications are Friday morning deadline could slip

Christine Blasey Ford, the woman who has accused Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault, ha...

What's the difference between women and men in politics?

Americans generally want more women in politics, in part because they say women will govern differently, but...

Moon: Progress with NK depends on the US

South Korean President Moon Jae-in said he discussed denuclearization with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and that progress in North Korea depends on the end of hostility from the US.

Kavanaugh case shows how little has changed for Judiciary Committee

As the nation awaits the resolution of another woman confronting another Supreme Court nominee with sexual a...

Aides quietly stunned by Trump's respectful handling of Kavanaugh accuser

White House aides who steeled themselves for what President Donald Trump would say when he finally addressed...

Puerto Rico gov: No doubt nearly 3,000 died due to Maria

The governor of Puerto Rico said Thursday there is no doubt that there were nearly 3,000 deaths as a result ...

Jay Sekulow: Trump's NBC interview was edited

President Donald Trump's attorney Jay Sekulow claimed without presenting evidence that NBC edited the President's May 2017 interview in which he said he was going to fire former FBI Director James Comey and was thinking of "this Russia thing."

Pompeo cracks down, on improper use, of commas at State Department

Iran, North Korea, Syria and ... commas. While Mike Pompeo is focused on a number of key geopolitical concer...

Trump blasts OPEC 'monopoly' for higher oil prices

President Donald Trump has once again cast blame on OPEC for high oil prices, even though his own policies h...

Trump admin moves $260M from cancer research, HIV/AIDS and other programs to cover custody of immigrant children costs

The Trump administration is planning to shift more than $260 million to cover the rising cost and strain of ...

Cooper: Important to point out inconsistencies

CNN's Anderson Cooper explains the back and forth between Republicans on the Senate Judiciary Committee and the woman accusing Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. Kavanaugh denies the allegations.

The FBI did investigate Anita Hill's accusation, and it took 3 days

As Christine Blasey Ford's lawyers insist the FBI investigate her allegation of sexual and physical assault ...

Kavanaugh on days at Georgetown Prep

In a newly resurfaced video, Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh alludes to his life in high school during a speech he gave at The Catholic University of America back in 2015.

Sen. Gillibrand: Ford has no reason to lie

Democratic Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) knocks the GOP's handling of sexual assault accusations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. Kavanaugh denies the accusations.

Accuser's lawyer: Rush to hearing unnecessary

An attorney for Christine Blasey Ford said Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley is unnecessarily rushing toward a hearing by pushing for her to testify about her allegation of sexual assault against President Trump's Supreme Court nominee.

South Korea's Moon: Further progress with North Korea will depend on the US

The North Korea ball is thoroughly back in Washington's court.That was the message from South Korean ...

Secy. Mike Pompeo cracks down on bad grammar

In the last few months, two emails have gone out from Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's top staff to employees throughout the State Department giving careful, meticulous instructions on comma usage.

Senior administration officials complaining to Trump about Sessions' handling of border, official says

President Donald Trump's anger over Attorney General Jeff Sessions' job performance at the border is tied to...

Kavanaugh accuser's lawyer: 'Rush to a hearing is unnecessary'

An attorney for Christine Blasey Ford said Senate Judiciary Chairman ...

Did Donald Trump just hedge on Brett Kavanaugh's future?

Just before taking off to tour the damage done in the Carolinas by Hurricane Florence, ...

Collins says 'it's not fair' for Kavanaugh accuser not to testify

A key Republican senator pushed back Wednesday on calls ...

Republicans just made a giant gamble on Brett Kavanaugh

It all happened very quickly.After waiting days to hear from Christine Blasey Ford, the woman allegin...

Trump's attorney claims, without evidence, the President's 2017 interview on Comey firing was edited

President Donald Trump's attorney Jay Sekulow claimed, without presenting evidence, that NBC edited a May 20...

Trump: I'm disappointed in Sessions

In an interview with The Hill, President Donald Trump spoke about Attorney General Jeff Sessions saying, "I don't have an attorney general." He added, "It's very sad."

McCaskill's voting against Kavanaugh - and it has nothing to do with the accusations

Missouri Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill said Wednesday she is voting no on Judge Brett Kavanaugh's nominat...

Trump confident about Kavanaugh confirmation

President Donald Trump said he is confident that Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh will be confirmed, despite the sexual assault allegation leveled against him. Kavanaugh denies the allegation.

Trump touts North Korea gesture. Lawmakers warn of perils.

President Donald Trump sought to project momentum into his dealings with North Korea on Wednesday, saying a ...

Michael Flynn's sentencing is set for December

Former national security adviser Michael Flynn is set to be sentenced on December 18 for lying to FBI invest...

Donald Trump's failing grade on ethics

President Donald Trump loves t...

Gillibrand: GOP approach amounts to 'sham hearing' on Kavanaugh allegations

Democratic Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand of New York knocked the GOP's handling of accusations against Supreme Cou...

Whip list: Where senators stand on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh

Brett Kavanaugh is facing the confirmation of a lifetime. President Donald Trump ...

Jeff Sessions moves to further tighten immigration courts as Trump attacks him

Attorney General Jeff Sessions continued his efforts to tighten control of the immigration courts with two q...

Grassley sets Friday deadline to hear back from Kavanaugh accuser

Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley has set 10 a.m. Friday as the deadline for Christine Blasey Ford's ...

US says worldwide terrorism deaths decreased 27% last year

The number of deaths and attacks attributed to terrorism significantly decreased in 2017 ...

Indicted Rep. Chris Collins to 'actively campaign' to keep his seat

Embattled Republican Rep. Chris Collins will actively campaign for re-election "and serve should voters elec...

Trump visits Hurricane Florence-ravaged Carolinas

President Donald Trump arrived in ...

Administration again couldn't find nearly 1,500 immigrant kids

The Trump administration again could not determine where nearly 1,500 immigrant children we...

GoFundMe raises more than $100K to help Kavanaugh accuser with security expenses

People are rallying around Christine Blasey Ford and have donated more than $100,000 to a ...

Watch how senators grilled Anita Hill in 1991

In 1991, Anita Hill alleged then Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas of sexual harassment. Here's how a committee of all men questioned her.

Lawyer explains why Ford wants investigation

The woman accusing Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault says the FBI should investigate the incident before senators hold a hearing on the allegations.

Former launch officer warns Trump strategy fuels nuclear arms race

A former nuclear launch officer is warning that President Donald Trump's nuclear weapons strategy is encoura...

Sen. John Kennedy says Kavanaugh is 'resolute, determined, unequivocal'

Sen. John Kennedy, a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, said Wednesday that Supreme Court nominee Bre...

Mark Judge, Kavanaugh's high school classmate, details high school parties in past writings

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