House Budget Committee votes to pass the $3.5 trillion reconciliation bill

September 26, 2021 at 01:53

(CNN) The House Budget Committee voted Saturday to pass the $3.5 trillion spending bill out of committee and send it to the House floor. The vote was 20 to 17 with Democratic Rep. Scott Peters of California joining Republicans to vote against the bill. It c...

They're 80+. They're in charge. They're not going away.

September 25, 2021 at 14:00

But there's an old herd of active politicians taking things to a new level. The current leader of the Senate, Democrat Chuck Schumer, is 70, but his opposite number, Mitch McConnell, is 79. All those Democrats are younger than Sen. Charles Grassley, the Iow...

House panel slated to advance massive bill Saturday as liberals and moderates continue negotiating

September 25, 2021 at 12:01

(CNN) House Democrats scheduled a rare Saturday meeting to advance their proposed $3.5 trillion package, setting up a key procedural vote while they struggle to pass President Joe Biden's economic agenda. The House Budget Committee is expected to vote on th...

How voter suppression laws hurt White people

September 25, 2021 at 11:22

This comparison is not designed to make light of voter suppression, which is an alarming attack on our democracy. By obsessively chasing the phantom of widespread voter fraud, they are actually hurting their own base of White voters. But there are other, le...

Kamala Harris hires two communication aides

September 25, 2021 at 01:16

(CNN) Vice President Kamala Harris has hired Lorraine Voles and Adam Frankel to aid in her office's communication capacity, according to a White House official. "Their experience has been and will continue to be a valuable resource for our whole team as we...

County officials in Texas say they are in the dark following 'audit' announcement

September 25, 2021 at 00:55

(CNN) A day after a press release obliquely announced that a "full forensic audit" was already underway in a handful of Texas counties, officials in many of those counties told CNN they're still in the dark about the audit plans. Hours after former Presiden...

Analysis: Senate Republicans just got some great 2022 news

September 24, 2021 at 22:32

(CNN) Before most of you were up on Friday morning, Senate Republicans got a very good piece of news: Iowa Sen. Chuck Grassley announced he was running for an eighth term. "It's 4 a.m. in Iowa so I'm running," Grassley tweeted , accompanied by a video of hi...

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez explains why voting 'present' on bill to fund Israel's Iron Dome moved her to tears

September 24, 2021 at 22:21

Washington (CNN) Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez penned a letter to her constituents Friday explaining her emotional reaction to voting "present" on a bill funding Israel's Iron Dome Aerial Defense System this week. "Yes, I wept. I wept at the complete lack o...

Fact-checking partisan claims on government spending under Trump

September 24, 2021 at 21:36

Washington (CNN) Once again, lawmakers are in a fight over the debt limit. Democratic leaders have called for suspending the debt ceiling through 2022 in order to keep the government open but Republicans staunchly oppose the legislation. On Tuesday, McCarth...

Judge to US Capitol rioter: 'You've disgraced this country in the eyes of the world'

September 24, 2021 at 21:24

"You've disgraced this country in the eyes of the world, and my inclination is to lock you up," Judge Reggie B. Walton said to defendant Anthony Mariotto, who pleaded guilty to one misdemeanor charge moments before. "To see someone destroy, or try to destro...

Biden decides it would be inappropriate to assert executive privilege in January 6 investigation

September 24, 2021 at 20:55

(CNN) President Joe Biden has determined he will not assert executive privilege to shield Trump-era records from being seen by a congressional committee investigating the January 6 insurrection attempt, the White House said on Friday. "We take this matter i...

Even Biden caught off guard by his administration's foreign policy crises

September 24, 2021 at 20:48

The 30-minute call resulted in Biden essentially having to issue a mea culpa to Macron -- a move one White House official acknowledged was not ideal. The debacle is the latest in a series of foreign policy crises that have erupted over the past several week...

Situation becoming 'dire' at US airbase in Germany housing approximately 2,000 pregnant Afghan refugees

September 24, 2021 at 20:31

(CNN) The task of accommodating 10,000 Afghan refugees, including approximately 2,000 pregnant women, is putting facilities at Ramstein airbase in Germany under tremendous strain as nighttime temperatures drop toward freezing and what was meant to be a 10-d...

Six United employees ask court to block vaccination requirement

September 24, 2021 at 19:57

(CNN) Six United Airlines employees are asking a federal judge to block the airline's vaccine requirement set to take effect on Monday. The employees, including two pilots and a flight attendant, are accusing the airline of a "pattern of discrimination agai...

Justice Department appoints David Neal as director of the nation's immigration courts

September 24, 2021 at 17:50

(CNN) Attorney General Merrick Garland has announced the appointment of David Neal to lead the Executive Office for Immigration Review, which oversees the nation's immigration courts. Neal previously served on the panel for two decades before departing unde...

Rep. Karen Bass plans to run for Los Angeles mayor next year

September 24, 2021 at 17:27

(CNN) California Democratic Rep. Karen Bass is preparing to launch a 2022 campaign for mayor of Los Angeles, and could make her announcement as soon as next week, according to a person familiar with her plans. "Los Angeles is facing a humanitarian crisis in...

Obamas set to oversee groundbreaking of presidential library next week

September 24, 2021 at 16:45

(CNN) Former President Barack Obama and former first lady Michelle Obama will oversee the groundbreaking of the Obama Presidential Center next week, according to a new video from the former first couple, beginning one of the final steps in the delayed proce...

Judge orders Trump Org. to address subpoenas by New York attorney general for company records

September 24, 2021 at 16:09

(CNN) A New York judge has ordered the Trump Organization to submit a report next week to the New York Attorney General in an effort to resolve a long-running dispute over subpoenas for records, according to an unsealed order. "The Trump Organization, by Se...

Education Department repays Florida school board members whose salaries were withheld for enforcing mask mandates

September 24, 2021 at 15:42

(CNN) The Department of Education on Thursday repaid a group of Florida school board members whose salaries were withheld for implementing mask mandates in defiance of Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis' executive order that parents, not school officials, must de...

Two hosts of 'The View' test positive for Covid ahead of interview with Harris

September 24, 2021 at 15:37

(CNN) "The View" host Sunny Hostin and guest host Ana Navarro have both tested positive for breakthrough cases of Covid-19 ahead of an interview with Vice President Kamala Harris. Both Navarro and Hostin were at the table for "Hot Topics" at the start of th...

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