Takeaways from the dramatic first day and opening statements of the Oath Keepers trial

October 04, 2022 at 13:08

Five alleged members of the far-right militia, including its leader Stewart Rhodes, are on trial in Washington DC’s federal courthouse. The Justice Department’s opening statement featured messages and other communications among the defendants that prosecuto...

National Archives alerted lawyers for Trump about missing letters with North Korean leader in May 2021, records show

October 04, 2022 at 02:53

CNN —The National Archives alerted lawyers for former President Donald Trump in May 2021 that Trump’s letters with North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un – and two dozen boxes of records – were missing, according to new correspondence the Archives released on Mond...

US considering responses to possible Russian escalation in Ukraine, including its potential use of tactical nuclear weapons

October 03, 2022 at 14:12

CNN —With concerns growing that Vladimir Putin will escalate Russia’s war in Ukraine, the US is considering how to respond to a range of potential scenarios, including fears that Russians could use tactical nuclear weapons, according to three sources briefe...

The 10 Senate seats most likely to flip in 2022

October 03, 2022 at 12:38

Republicans’ top pickup opportunities have always been Nevada, Georgia, Arizona and New Hampshire – all states that Biden carried in 2020. In two of those states, however, the GOP has significant problems, although the states themselves keep the races compe...

Curtain lifts on another historic Supreme Court term in the new normal

October 02, 2022 at 16:14

Another challenge takes aim at a key section of the Voting Rights Act that was put in place to combat racial discrimination. The court will review a lower court opinion that invalidated Alabama’s congressional map as a likely violation of the law. The lower...

Feds offer training to election workers to deal with potential violence at polls

September 30, 2022 at 21:38

Washington CNN —Federal officials are offering state and local election officials training to “safely de-escalate” confrontations with voters that could turn violent ahead of November’s midterm elections, according to an email to election workers obtained b...

Several states are sending out inflation relief checks, but some economists say they could further fuel rising prices

September 30, 2022 at 18:59

Washington CNN —Several states are sending taxpayers money to help them cope with inflation, but some economists warn that the payments will do little to alleviate the pain of rising costs and could further fuel inflation. The payments, which are technicall...

Judge bails Trump out of special master plan that would have forced uncomfortable submissions in court

September 29, 2022 at 23:58

Dearie has shown himself to be far less sympathetic to Trump’s claims than Cannon, who Trump had nominated in 2020 and was confirmed by the Senate after the November 2020 election. Prosecutors have indicated in court filings that understanding how those sen...

NY attorney general wants to expedite lawsuit against Trumps and their business

September 29, 2022 at 22:10

CNN —The New York attorney general wants to expedite her civil lawsuit against former President Donald Trump, his family members and the Trump Organization, and set a trial date before the end of 2023. In a court filing Thursday, Attorney General Letitia Ja...

US Army doctor and anesthesiologist charged with conspiring to provide US military medical records to Russian government

September 29, 2022 at 20:33

CNN —A wife and husband from Maryland have been charged with conspiring to provide the Russian government with personal medical records from the US government and military, according to a newly unsealed federal indictment. Anna Gabrielian, an anesthesiologi...

Supreme Court investiture marks another historic first for Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson

September 29, 2022 at 12:54

The investiture ceremony for Ketanji Brown Jackson, the first Black woman on the bench, will be marked by pomp from the ages, including the use of Chief Justice John Marshall’s historic bench chair and commission language that dates to the first justice, Jo...

European security officials observed Russian Navy ships in vicinity of Nord Stream pipeline leaks

September 29, 2022 at 06:42

CNN —European security officials on Monday and Tuesday observed Russian Navy support ships in the vicinity of leaks in the Nord Stream pipelines likely caused by underwater explosions, according two Western intelligence officials and one other source famili...

New book: Trump nearly fired Jared and Ivanka via tweet

September 28, 2022 at 16:04

Washington CNN —Then-President Donald Trump nearly fired his daughter Ivanka Trump and son-in-law Jared Kushner from the White House via tweet, according to a new book from New York Times reporter Maggie Haberman. Trump raised the prospect of firing Ivanka...

Seniors to get a break on Medicare Part B premiums in 2023

September 27, 2022 at 23:27

CNN —Medicare beneficiaries will see their Part B premiums decrease in 2023, the first time in more than a decade that the tab will be lower than the year before, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services announced Tuesday. Medicare beneficiaries had t...

Mitch McConnell gives big boost to electoral bill in response to January 6 attack

September 27, 2022 at 20:05

The chaos that came to a head on January 6th of last year certainly underscored the need for an update,” added McConnell. Among the differences: The number of lawmakers who would be required to force the House and Senate to vote to overturn a state’s certif...

Newest addition to Trump's legal team sidelined in Mar-a-Lago search case

September 27, 2022 at 18:55

CNN —The newest addition to former President Donald Trump’s legal team, Chris Kise, has been sidelined from the Mar-a-Lago documents investigation less than a month after he was brought on to represent Trump in the matter, two sources familiar with the move...

DOJ declares seized Mar-a-Lago materials list full and accurate despite Trump's claims of planted evidence

September 27, 2022 at 09:55

CNN —The Justice Department submitted, as part of the special master review of the Mar-a-Lago search, a slightly revised inventory of the materials seized in the search, along with an FBI affidavit indicating that the new inventory fully reflects what was t...

'Let's get right to the violence': New documentary film footage shows Roger Stone pre-Election Day

September 27, 2022 at 04:33

“F**k the voting, let’s get right to the violence,” Stone can be heard saying, according to footage provided by a Danish documentary film crew and obtained by CNN. The filmmakers, Christoffer Guldbrandsen and Frederik Marbell, followed Stone for portions of...

Here's a nightmare scenario for election reform

September 26, 2022 at 17:47

CNN —Ghosts of the 2020 election continue to haunt the US system of government. The Supreme Court, meanwhile, could be headed in the direction of conjuring anti-democratic nightmares if its conservative majority chooses to bless part of the oddball legal th...

Meadows texts reveal direct White House communications with pro-Trump operative behind plans to seize voting machines

September 26, 2022 at 13:02

The suit demanded state election officials hand over voting machines and other election equipment, as part of the hunt for evidence to support Trump’s baseless claims of voter fraud. In relaying the news to Meadows, Waldron said the decision would allow opp...

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