A bipartisan infrastructure plan has a breakthrough in Congress -- but it's not over yet

June 24, 2021 at 12:32

Legislative language isn't on paper, members aren't briefed and Biden still needs to announce his support. Obviously, the bipartisan group is expected to head to the White House late Thursday morning to talk about this negotiation with the President. He's b...

Why Garland and DOJ haven't charged anyone with sedition for the US Capitol riots

June 24, 2021 at 12:00

(CNN) In the weeks after the January 6 insurrection at the US Capitol, the Justice Department looked at the possibility of pursuing charges under the rarely used seditious conspiracy law. Instead, prosecutors have turned to traditional obstruction, conspira...

Why the infrastructure deal is so important for Joe Biden

June 24, 2021 at 04:02

(CNN) President Joe Biden will validate a foundational pillar of his presidency on Thursday -- a quest to court Republicans across Congress' poisoned divides -- if he signs off on a hard won bipartisan infrastructure deal. White House press secretary Jen Ps...

California Gov. Gavin Newsom to face recall election

June 24, 2021 at 01:45

(CNN) California Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom will face a recall election, marking just the second time in state history that a special election will be held to recall a sitting governor. State officials confirmed Wednesday that a recall election will proce...

New videos show Capitol rioters attacking police line from officers' point of view

June 24, 2021 at 01:08

(CNN) The Justice Department released six never-before-seen clips of police body-camera and surveillance footage showing rioters harassing and attacking police on January 6 around the US Capitol. While police worked together to protect themselves and the bu...

Whitehouse defends family's beach club ties but apologizes for 'lack of diversity' at sailing club

June 24, 2021 at 00:37

Washington (CNN) Democratic Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse of Rhode Island defended his family's ties to an exclusive beach club in the state on Wednesday but apologized for "failing to address" what he called the "lack of diversity" at a sailing club to which he...

Top Texas Democrat slams 'out of control' governor in fight over restrictive voting bill

June 23, 2021 at 23:48

(CNN) The top Democratic Party official in Texas on Wednesday blasted Republican Gov. Greg Abbott's recent decisions to veto a portion of the state budget that funds the Texas Legislature and to convene a special legislative session next month, calling the...

Trial against banker who loaned $16 million to Paul Manafort underway; Anthony Scaramucci set to testify Thursday

June 23, 2021 at 22:41

New York (CNN) A former Chicago bank executive is on trial in Manhattan for allegedly taking bribes from onetime Donald Trump campaign Chairman Paul Manafort, hoping to trade loans for a high-ranking position in the presidential administration. Stephen Calk...

John Roberts is all business in his conservatism

June 23, 2021 at 22:30

(CNN) Chief Justice John Roberts reminded America of his conservative bona fides on Wednesday as he touted property rights and rejected a California regulation that allows labor union organizers temporary access to agriculture property. In his opinion for t...

Analysis: Crime is becoming one of America's biggest political issues

June 23, 2021 at 22:28

This new societal crisis is already turning political:Violent crime and murder rates are certainly up around the country compared to recent years (crime, more generally, is often down). The FBI should release final data for 2020 in the fall, although this y...

Biden nominates Cindy McCain as ambassador to the United Nations food agency

June 23, 2021 at 22:26

Washington (CNN) President Joe Biden announced Wednesday that he will nominate Cindy McCain as US ambassador to the United Nations Agencies for Food and Agriculture, elevating a longtime friend and Republican ally to an administration post. If confirmed by...

Biden administration expected to extend the eviction moratorium through July

June 23, 2021 at 21:59

The Biden administration is expected to extend the federal eviction ban that was set to expire at the end of June by a month, according to officials familiar with the matter. President Joe Biden had been pressured by Congressional Democrats to keep the mora...

Covid outbreak at US Embassy in Afghanistan grows

June 23, 2021 at 21:47

(CNN) The Covid-19 outbreak at the US Embassy in Kabul has grown to 159 cases, according to a diplomatic cable sent Tuesday, as a devastating third wave of the deadly disease continues to hit Afghanistan. The growing outbreak at the embassy has prompted fru...

Biden's bipartisan agenda faces make-or-break 24 hours on Capitol Hill

June 23, 2021 at 21:03

(CNN) The next 24 hours could determine whether two of President Joe Biden's major bipartisan priorities — infrastructure and policing legislation — will collapse. Ahead of a two-week Senate recess, senators are struggling to finalize two far-reaching bipar...

Frustration and bewilderment: Emails show tension between Facebook and Biden campaign

June 23, 2021 at 20:52

A cache of emails obtained by CNN highlight just how worried Democrats had become about misinformation on Facebook as Election Day approached -- and how frustrated they were with Facebook's response. After a Facebook official responded explaining the video...

Democrats urge Biden to extend student loan pause until April 2022

June 23, 2021 at 20:50

Washington (CNN) Key Democratic lawmakers are calling on President Joe Biden to extend the pandemic-related student loan payment pause another six months beyond October -- or until the economy reaches pre-pandemic employment levels, whichever is longer. Sen...

Defense secretary: National Guard readiness will 'begin to erode' without Capitol riot reimbursement

June 23, 2021 at 20:17

(CNN) Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin said Wednesday the readiness of the National Guard will "begin to erode" if it's not reimbursed for protecting the US Capitol in the aftermath of the January 6 insurrection. "I think you've heard me say before, that if w...

Michigan GOP investigation finds no evidence of widespread fraud in 2020 election

June 23, 2021 at 19:36

(CNN) A Republican-led investigation concluded Wednesday that there was "no evidence of widespread or systematic fraud" in Michigan's 2020 election, rejecting claims by former President Donald Trump and his allies that the state's election results were frau...

Indiana woman gets probation for role in US Capitol riot, is first sentenced in insurrection

June 23, 2021 at 19:27

(CNN) A Trump supporter who spent 10 minutes inside the US Capitol during the January 6 insurrection was sentenced to probation Wednesday, avoiding jail, and becoming the first rioter to learn their punishment in the riot investigation. Anna Morgan-Lloyd, 4...

US Border Patrol chief stepping down, source says

June 23, 2021 at 18:54

(CNN) US Border Patrol Chief Rodney Scott is stepping down, according to a source familiar with the decision, marking the latest change in the border agency's leadership structure. Deputy Chief Raul Ortiz is expected to step into the role on an acting basis...

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