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Trump Announces New Sanctions on Iran21m Updated Trump Announces New Sanctions on Iran
The sanctions targeting the Iranian national bank add to the pressure on Iran, which the United States accuses of attacking Saudi oil facilities.
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North Korean Envoy Hails Bolton’s Ouster and Trump’s Talk of a New Approach3h North Korean Envoy Hails Bolton’s Ouster and Trump’s Talk of a New Approach
Kim Myong-gil praised the U.S. president’s “wise political decision” to take a fresh tack in nuclear talks after dismissing his national security adviser.
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7h Updated Intel Inspector General suggested whistleblower had concerns about multiple actions
The inspector general for the intelligence community has been unwilling so far to share details of the controversial whistleblower complaint that is at the center of a dispute between the director of national intelligence and Congress, as he answers questions behind closed doors in an ongoing intelligence committee hearing on Thursday, according to multiple sources.
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19h Maine laws expanding abortion access go into effect
Maine laws expanding who can provide abortions and who can have abortions covered by insurance are now in effect, in another blue state effort to protect abortion access in the face of national flux.
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20h US expels two Cuban diplomats to the UN citing national security threat
The US has ordered two Cuban diplomats assigned to the United Nations to leave the country immediately, alleging that the envoys were engaged in "influence operations against the United States."
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Robert O’Brien ‘Looks the Part,’ but Has Spent Little Time Playing It25h Updated Robert O’Brien ‘Looks the Part,’ but Has Spent Little Time Playing It
Mr. O’Brien, President Trump’s new national security adviser, is said to bring milder views and a sunnier personality to the job than John R. Bolton.
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Trump Weighs Retaliation Against Iran and Names National Security Adviser29h Updated Trump Weighs Retaliation Against Iran and Names National Security Adviser
To help sort through the options — including sanctions and the deployment of more American forces — the president chose Robert C. O’Brien, the State Department’s chief hostage negotiator.
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34h Updated Bolton offers scathing criticism of Trump at closed-door event, attendee says
Former national security adviser John Bolton didn't offer any praise of President Donald Trump in remarks at a private event Wednesday, but instead took aim at his former boss' policies on the world stage, according to an attendee.
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Should People Profit From Housing? Bernie Sanders Says Yes, and No35h Should People Profit From Housing? Bernie Sanders Says Yes, and No
A plan for national rent control and for reining in speculators, but also for building wealth through homeownership.
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18 Sep 9:53pm Updated Acting spy chief agrees to testify on whistleblower complaint before House intel panel
Acting Director of National Intelligence Joseph Maguire has agreed to testify in an open session before the House Intelligence Committee after refusing to comply with Tuesday's deadline to hand over a whistleblower complaint that had been deemed by the intelligence community inspector general to be "credible and urgent."
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18 Sep 3:23pm CNN announces details for LGBTQ town hall
Nine Democratic presidential candidates have accepted the Human Rights Campaign Foundation's invitation to participate in a CNN town hall next month focused on lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer issues. HRC is billing the October 10 town hall in Los Angeles, "Power of our Pride," and it coincides with the 31st anniversary of National Coming Out Day on October 11. It will air live on CNN from 7 p.m. ET to 11:30 p.m. ET. HRC says it will be the largest audience for a Democratic presidential town hall devoted to LGBTQ issues.
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18 Sep 2:35pm Updated Trump names new national security adviser
President Donald Trump named Robert O'Brien, the US hostage negotiator, his new national security adviser on Wednesday.
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Trump Names Robert O’Brien, a Hostage Negotiator, as National Security Adviser 18 Sep 1:54pm Updated Trump Names Robert O’Brien, a Hostage Negotiator, as National Security Adviser
The president announced on Twitter that Mr. O’Brien, the State Department’s chief hostage negotiator, will replace John R. Bolton, who left the White House last week.
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Acting Intelligence Chief Refuses to Testify, Prompting Standoff With Congress 18 Sep 12:50pm Updated Acting Intelligence Chief Refuses to Testify, Prompting Standoff With Congress
Congress wants details of a whistle-blower complaint lodged with the intelligence agencies’ inspector general, but the director of national intelligence balked.
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Trump Names 5 Candidates for National Security Adviser 18 Sep 10:25am Updated Trump Names 5 Candidates for National Security Adviser
Whoever gets the job will inherit a staff that has traditionally been packed with specialized experts but that has seen numerous departures and diminished expertise and experience.
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Trump Names Robert O’Brien, Hostage Mediator, as National Security Adviser 18 Sep 9:38am Trump Names Robert O’Brien, Hostage Mediator, as National Security Adviser
The president announced on Twitter that Mr. O’Brien will replace John Bolton, who was ousted amid myriad differences with Mr. Trump over foreign policy.
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17 Sep 9:59pm Updated First poll after third Democratic debate shows Biden leading but Warren rising
A new NBC/Wall Street Journal poll out Tuesday finds former Vice President Joe Biden leads the field in the first national polling after last week's Democratic presidential debate, but Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts has risen to hold second place on her own.
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17 Sep 9:34pm Acting spy chief refuses to comply with House intel panel subpoena
The Office of the Director of National Intelligence, led by acting director Joseph Maguire, has refused to comply with a deadline to hand over a whistleblower complaint to the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence that had been deemed by the intelligence community inspector general to be "credible and urgent."
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Trump Names 5 Finalists to Replace Bolton as National Security Adviser 17 Sep 3:54pm Trump Names 5 Finalists to Replace Bolton as National Security Adviser
Whoever gets the job would be the president’s fourth national security adviser in less than three years.
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17 Sep 11:46am Kamala Harris rode the Kavanaugh wave once. Can she do it again?
Simmering anger in the Democratic Party over the handling of Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court confirmation hearing has suddenly roared back to life, amid new details about sexual misconduct allegations against the justice. And for Sen. Kamala Harris, who built her national profile in the contentious hearing, it has provided a fresh opportunity for her to potentially rekindle the fire in her 2020 campaign.
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14 Sep 7:28pm Bernie Sanders teases $2.5 trillion housing plan
Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders announced highlights of his national housing plan during a speech Saturday, emphasizing renter protections and investments in affordable housing.
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14 Sep 4:53pm Updated White House considering phone app for background checks as part of gun control proposals
The White House and Capitol Hill is considering a phone app connected to the National Instant Criminal Background Checks (NICS) as one of the options in their discussions for plans to reduce gun violence, according to a Senate source and a person familiar with the talks.
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The Times and CNN Will Host the Next Democratic Debate in Ohio 14 Sep 12:01am Updated The Times and CNN Will Host the Next Democratic Debate in Ohio
The Democratic National Committee has announced that the next debate will be held on Oct. 15, with a possible second night on Oct. 16.
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13 Sep 10:29pm Updated CNN and New York Times to co-host next Democratic presidential debate
The Democratic National Committee announced Friday that CNN and The New York Times will co-host the party's fourth presidential debate next month in Westerville, Ohio.
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Pete Buttigieg Describes Struggle With Coming Out as Gay: ‘You Only Get One Life’ 13 Sep 4:50pm Updated Pete Buttigieg Describes Struggle With Coming Out as Gay: ‘You Only Get One Life’
His personal answer to a debate question showed how much the national conversation around same-sex marriage has shifted in just the past decade.
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13 Sep 1:10am Medicare for All might raise taxes but still save individuals money
The cost of Sen. Bernie Sanders' "Medicare for All" national health insurance plan prompted a heated argument between the senator and former Vice President Joe Biden, who supports building on the Affordable Care Act, at Thursday's Democratic presidential debate.
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Buttigieg Describes Struggle With Coming Out as Gay: ‘You Only Get One Life’ 12 Sep 11:59pm Buttigieg Describes Struggle With Coming Out as Gay: ‘You Only Get One Life’
His personal answer to a debate question showed how much the national conversation around same-sex marriage has shifted in just the past decade.
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For Mike Pompeo, a Moment of Singular Influence 12 Sep 7:25pm Updated For Mike Pompeo, a Moment of Singular Influence
President Trump confirmed that he spoke with his secretary of state about also serving as national security adviser, and they ruled it out. But the discussion underscored Mr. Pompeo’s clout.
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12 Sep 3:51pm Updated NTSB preliminary report says Conception dive boat did not have crewmember on roving overnight watch as required
The Conception dive boat, which sunk on Labor Day killing 34 people off the coast of California, did not have a crewmember on roving overnight watch as required by its certificate, according to the National Transportation Safety Board's preliminary report and NTSB Chairman Robert Sumwalt.
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12 Sep 1:38pm Updated Administration considers double-tapping Pompeo for national security adviser
Just one day after President Donald Trump dismissed national security adviser John Bolton, administration officials are discussing the possibility of replacing Bolton with his chief rival, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. Under this scenario, the country's top diplomat would absorb the national security adviser role and do both jobs, according to a senior administration official and a source familiar with the possibilities.
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12 Sep 7:11am Analysis: Bolton bolts and Iran war fever suddenly drops
The price of oil fell by 2.2% just minutes after news spread that US National Security Advisor John Bolton was out of a job. In an instant, the prospect of a catastrophic war in the Middle East seemed to recede dramatically.
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11 Sep 6:04pm Climate change skeptic leaves White House National Security Council
William Happer, a White House National Security Council official known for being a prominent climate change skeptic, will be leaving his post in the federal government, a council spokesperson confirmed Wednesday.
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11 Sep 3:10pm Updated Trump trails several Democratic candidates by notable margins in new poll
President Donald Trump is trailing several Democratic presidential candidates by notable margins in potential 2020 matchups, according to a new national poll released Wednesday.
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Climate Denialist to Depart White House National Security Council 11 Sep 2:45pm Climate Denialist to Depart White House National Security Council
William Happer, a National Security Council adviser who tried unsuccessfully to create a federal panel to attack climate science, plans to leave the White House. 
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11 Sep 1:52pm Updated New York Times: Mick Mulvaney instructed Wilbur Ross to pressure NOAA to disavow Alabama tweet
President Donald Trump's acting chief of staff, Mick Mulvaney, instructed Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross to pressure the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to disavow a tweet from a National Weather Service's regional office that contradicted Trump's false claim that Hurricane Dorian was likely to hit Alabama, The New York Times reported Wednesday.
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Five Policy Clashes Between John Bolton and President Trump 11 Sep 1:36pm Five Policy Clashes Between John Bolton and President Trump
John R. Bolton, a national security hawk, and President Trump disagreed on how to approach a number of international issues.
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NOAA Chief, Defending Trump on Dorian, Also Tries to Buoy Scientists 11 Sep 11:00am Updated NOAA Chief, Defending Trump on Dorian, Also Tries to Buoy Scientists
The remarks by Neil Jacobs, head of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, were the first since a report that a cabinet secretary had tried to coerce agency leaders.
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11 Sep 9:39am Updated At least 10 names being discussed to replace John Bolton
The White House is currently discussing potential candidates to replace John Bolton as national security adviser after he was ousted Tuesday, with at least 10 names being circulated at this time, several sources told CNN.
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Who Could Replace John Bolton? 11 Sep 9:16am Updated Who Could Replace John Bolton?
President Trump is on the hunt for the fourth national security adviser of his presidency. Here is a short list of possibilities.
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Trump Ousts John Bolton as National Security Adviser 11 Sep 8:44am Updated Trump Ousts John Bolton as National Security Adviser
President Trump had complained privately in recent months that Mr. Bolton was too hawkish, a tension made worse in recent weeks over Iran and North Korea.
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‘Trump Unplugged’: A President as His Own National Security Adviser 10 Sep 11:52pm Updated ‘Trump Unplugged’: A President as His Own National Security Adviser
President Trump is now free to command his foreign policy after dumping John R. Bolton, the last major internal counterweight to his dealings with North Korea, Russia and the Taliban.
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10 Sep 11:07pm Updated Trump fires John Bolton
President Donald Trump said Tuesday that he has asked national security adviser John Bolton to resign, noting that he "strongly disagreed with many of his suggestions as did others in the administration."
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10 Sep 8:36pm READ: NOAA releases memo criticizing how administration handled Hurricane Dorian dust-up
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on Tuesday released an internal email sent by the agency's acting chief scientist announcing that he will investigate why the agency backed President Donald Trump's false claim that Hurricane Dorian was likely to hit Alabama.
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10 Sep 7:32pm John Bolton joins a long (long) list of Trump national security team departures
President Donald Trump's decision to jettison John Bolton -- his third national security adviser since January 2017 -- was both shocking and typical for a President who has generated unprecedented churn among his national security team.
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Prosecutors Could Ask for Prison Time for Michael Flynn 10 Sep 6:06pm Updated Prosecutors Could Ask for Prison Time for Michael Flynn
In a reversal, prosecutors hinted that they could ask for prison time for Michael T. Flynn, the president’s first national security adviser.
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5 Policy Disagreements Between Trump and Bolton 10 Sep 5:20pm 5 Policy Disagreements Between Trump and Bolton
John R. Bolton, a national security hawk, and President Trump disagreed on how to approach a number of international issues.
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10 Sep 3:35pm Judge sets Dec. 18 sentencing date for Michael Flynn even as his lawyers cry foul
The federal judge overseeing the case against former national security adviser Michael Flynn set a December sentencing date, despite concerns from Flynn's lawyers, who mounted a fierce assault in court against the special counsel team that charged Flynn two years ago.
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10 Sep 12:57pm Democratic rep calls on Ross to resign over reported pressure on NOAA chief
A Democratic House member on Tuesday called on Wilbur Ross to resign following a report that the Commerce Secretary threatened to fire top National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration employees over President Donald Trump's false claim that Hurricane Dorian would affect Alabama.
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Trump Fires John Bolton as National Security Adviser 10 Sep 12:18pm Updated Trump Fires John Bolton as National Security Adviser
President Trump had complained privately in recent months that Mr. Bolton was too hawkish, a tension made worse in recent weeks over Iran, North Korea and Afghanistan.
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Democrats to Force Another Vote to End Trump’s National Emergency at the Border 10 Sep 11:22am Democrats to Force Another Vote to End Trump’s National Emergency at the Border
The move is designed to force Senate Republicans to choose between rejecting Mr. Trump’s border wall or endorsing his plan to divert funding from projects in their states.
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10 Sep 7:59am Democrat Jon Ossoff announces campaign for US Senate in Georgia
Jon Ossoff, who shot to national prominence during a 2017 special House election, is running for Senate in Georgia, challenging Republican Sen. David Perdue for his seat.
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N.R.A. Files Suit Against San Francisco 9 Sep 11:55pm Updated N.R.A. Files Suit Against San Francisco
Days after the city declared it a terrorist organization, the National Rifle Association took action against San Francisco.
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9 Sep 11:38am Washington Post: NOAA official to investigate if agency violated ethics after response to Trump tweets over Dorian
An official with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is going to investigate if the agency violated its own ethics when it backed President Donald Trump's tweets about Hurricane Dorian over its experts, according to a report by the Washington Post.
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8 Sep 6:04pm Updated Biden remains dominant over Dems nationwide, but early state poll shows stiff competition
A new national poll finds former Vice President Joe Biden holding a comfortable lead over the rest of the Democratic field, but a separate survey of early voting states shows a closer contest between Biden and his two top progressive challengers.
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8 Sep 12:32pm National Weather Service instructed officials to focus on Dorian forecasts after Trump claims
The National Weather Service sent a memo last week to staffers directing them to focus on Hurricane Dorian and not "national level social media posts," an apparent reference to false claims made by President Donald Trump that the storm would impact Alabama.
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Defying N.R.A., Texas Lieutenant Governor Favors Background Checks on Private Gun Sales 7 Sep 11:49pm Updated Defying N.R.A., Texas Lieutenant Governor Favors Background Checks on Private Gun Sales
Dan Patrick, a Republican, has promoted his A-plus grade from the National Rifle Association.
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7 Sep 1:38pm Top US national security adviser: Iranian tanker seized by UK now off coast of Syria
US national security adviser John Bolton on Friday shared a satellite image of an Iranian tanker off the coast of Syria, after the Iranian government denied that it was the vessel's final destination.
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A Presidential Storm Leaves Forecasters Rebuked 7 Sep 10:52am Updated A Presidential Storm Leaves Forecasters Rebuked
The parent agency of the National Weather Service’s Birmingham, Ala., office issued a statement admonishing it for challenging President Trump’s claim about a hurricane threat to Alabama.
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7 Sep 9:13am Updated Texas lieutenant governor bucks NRA to support some background checks in private gun sales
Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick is ready to work on restricting gun sales in his state between strangers without a background check in the wake of last week's mass shooting in Texas -- even if it means opposing the National Rifle Association.
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6 Sep 7:23pm Democratic National Committee votes against virtual caucusing in 2020
The Democratic National Committee's Rules and Bylaws Committee voted to remove "virtual caucusing" from Iowa's and Nevada's 2020 caucus plans on Friday, giving the states about two weeks to form an alternative proposal.
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6 Sep 6:23pm Updated Bolton-Pompeo relationship hits new low as foreign policy tests mount
Long-simmering tensions between top figures on President Donald Trump's national security team have devolved into all-out hostility, creating a deep disconnect between staffers on the National Security Council, led by John Bolton, and the rest of the administration, six people familiar with the matter said.
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6 Sep 11:11am Updated Washington Post: Trump was the one who altered Dorian trajectory map with Sharpie
President Donald Trump was the one who used a black Sharpie marker to alter an official National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration map to include Alabama in Hurricane Dorian's trajectory during an Oval Office presentation earlier this week, The Washington Post reported.
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San Francisco Declares the N.R.A. a ‘Domestic Terrorist Organization’ 5 Sep 7:22am Updated San Francisco Declares the N.R.A. a ‘Domestic Terrorist Organization’
The city’s lawmakers unanimously passed the resolution in response to recent mass shootings. The National Rifle Association called it a worthless “sound-bite remedy.”
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5 Sep 6:24am Jo Johnson quits as MP and minister
Jo Johnson, brother of UK PM, quits as Tory MP and minister saying he is "torn between family and national interest"
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4 Sep 1:30pm From Kim Jong Un to Hurricane Dorian: Trump made 62 false claims last week
President Donald Trump made 62 false claims last week, tarnishing its first day by wrongly saying his wife had "gotten to know" the dictator of North Korea and its last day with an inaccurate hurricane announcement that was debunked by the National Weather Service.
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4 Sep 9:35am Updated Boris Johnson challenges Jeremy Corbyn to back October election
Boris Johnson pushes Labour for a national poll as MPs prepare to vote on halting no-deal Brexit.
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2 Sep 5:23pm Trump went golfing as Hurricane Dorian threatens US
President Donald Trump spent Monday visiting his Trump National Golf Club in Sterling, Virginia, and tweeting political grievances as a massive hurricane prepares to barrel up the East Coast of the United States.
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2 Sep 2:52pm Updated Trump is golfing as Hurricane Dorian threatens US
President Donald Trump spent Monday visiting his Trump National Golf Club in Sterling, Virginia, and tweeting political grievances as a massive hurricane prepares to barrel up the East Coast of the United States.
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Secret Facebook network helps boost anti-Brexit protests 2 Sep 12:29pm Secret Facebook network helps boost anti-Brexit protests
Protests against Boris Johnson's prorogation of parliament are being boosted by a national network of pro-EU Facebook pages, Sky News can reveal.
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2 Sep 11:36am Updated Trump heads to his golf club as Hurricane Dorian threatens US
President Donald Trump spent Monday visiting his Trump National Golf Club in Sterling, Virginia, and tweeting political grievances as a massive hurricane prepares to barrel up the East Coast of the United States.
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31 Aug 2:16pm DNC sets date for October presidential primary debate
The October Democratic presidential primary debate will take place in Ohio on October 15 with a potential second debate the following night if enough candidates qualify, according to an email sent by the Democratic National Committee to the 2020 democratic presidential campaigns and provided to CNN by a source.
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Michael Flynn’s Lawyers Escalate Attacks on Prosecutors 30 Aug 6:31pm Updated Michael Flynn’s Lawyers Escalate Attacks on Prosecutors
Lawyers for Mr. Flynn, the former national security adviser, said they believed prosecutors had material that could exonerate him. The government dismissed those claims.
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30 Aug 4:32pm Updated NRA files new lawsuit against its former ad firm Ackerman McQueen
The drama between the National Rifle Association and its former advertising firm is playing out in yet another lawsuit.
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30 Aug 3:36pm Updated DNC planning to reject Iowa virtual caucus over security concerns
The Democratic National Committee is preparing to reject Iowa Democrats' proposal that would allow virtual caucuses, injecting uncertainty into the party's presidential voting process five months before the first ballots are cast, Democratic sources tell CNN.
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Michael Flynn Seeks a Delay in Sentencing as His Lawyers Try New Approach 30 Aug 2:58pm Updated Michael Flynn Seeks a Delay in Sentencing as His Lawyers Try New Approach
Lawyers for Mr. Flynn, the former national security adviser, said they believed prosecutors had material that could exonerate him. The government dismissed those claims.
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Fearing Hackers, D.N.C. Plans to Block Iowa’s ‘Virtual’ Caucuses 30 Aug 2:27pm Updated Fearing Hackers, D.N.C. Plans to Block Iowa’s ‘Virtual’ Caucuses
Iowa Democrats wanted to allow some caucusgoers to vote by phone next year, but Democratic National Committee leaders are said to have concluded that such a system would not be secure.
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30 Aug 2:00pm Michael Flynn accuses prosecutors of withholding info before sentencing
Defense attorneys for former national security adviser Michael Flynn are accusing federal prosecutors of withholding from them some of the most significant documents and audio recordings related to his criminal charge and the Mueller investigation.
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Liberal Democrats hold off SNP to win Shetland by-election 30 Aug 1:30am Liberal Democrats hold off SNP to win Shetland by-election
The Liberal Democrats have held on to their seat in the Shetland by-election, despite the Scottish National Party (SNP) winning a record number of votes.
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Fearing Hackers, D.N.C. Plans to Cancel Iowa’s ‘Virtual’ Caucuses 30 Aug 12:45am Fearing Hackers, D.N.C. Plans to Cancel Iowa’s ‘Virtual’ Caucuses
Iowa Democrats wanted to allow some caucusgoers to vote by phone next year, but Democratic National Committee leaders are said to have concluded that such a system would not be secure.
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Iowa’s ‘Virtual’ Caucuses Are Set to Be Canceled Over Hacking Fears 30 Aug 12:39am Updated Iowa’s ‘Virtual’ Caucuses Are Set to Be Canceled Over Hacking Fears
Iowa Democrats planned to allow some caucusgoers to vote by phone next year, but Democratic National Committee leaders are said to have concluded that such a system would not be secure.
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26 Aug 6:53pm Pentagon seeking patriotic investors to fund American small drones
The Pentagon on Monday said it was seeking to recruit investors to invest in American small drones to provide an alternative to Chinese models, the first effort under a new Defense Department program aimed at linking "trusted" sources of private capital with "innovative companies critical to defense industrial base and national security."
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26 Aug 1:08pm Analysis: Joe Biden probably still leads the Democratic race
Monmouth University's latest national poll of the 2020 Democratic nomination is sure to have folks buzzing. It finds a top tier of Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders at 20%, Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren at 19% and former Vice President Joe Biden at 19%, down from 32% in Monmouth's last poll in June.
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26 Aug 12:47pm Updated Trump says US may host next G7 at Trump National Doral Golf Resort
President Donald Trump said Monday that he is "possibly" looking at hosting the next G7 summit at his Trump National Doral Miami Golf Resort.
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26 Aug 8:27am Updated Axios: Trump floated the idea of using nuclear bombs to stop hurricanes headed for US
President Donald Trump has floated multiple times the idea of thwarting hurricanes headed for the US by bombing them, including by dropping nuclear bombs on hurricanes to disrupt their course, Axios reported Sunday, citing conversations with sources who heard Trump's comments and were briefed on a National Security Council memo that recorded the comments.
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‘It’s Gratifying’: Jay Inslee Finally Gets His Moment 24 Aug 11:56pm Updated ‘It’s Gratifying’: Jay Inslee Finally Gets His Moment
The Washington governor and self-described climate candidate told us what it was like to achieve national recognition — after leaving the presidential race.
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24 Aug 8:20pm Updated Democratic National Committee votes against allowing 2020 candidates to participate in climate change debate
Democratic National Committee members at their summer meeting on Saturday rejected a resolution that would have confused the Party's stance to bar presidential candidates from participating in single-issue or unsanctioned debates.
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Trump Asserts He Can Force U.S. Companies to Leave China 24 Aug 4:00pm Updated Trump Asserts He Can Force U.S. Companies to Leave China
The president cited a national security law from 1977 that has never before been used to cut economic ties with a major power in a trade dispute.
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Seth Moulton Ends 2020 Presidential Campaign With a Warning 24 Aug 8:15am Updated Seth Moulton Ends 2020 Presidential Campaign With a Warning
Mr. Moulton, a congressman from Massachusetts, had focused his campaign on national security. He hinted at potentially supporting Joseph R. Biden Jr.
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23 Aug 3:50pm In latest sign of turmoil, NRA loses three of its lawyers
In the latest sign of turmoil at the National Rifle Association, three lawyers representing the gun-rights organization are out following departures from other top officials and several board members.
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23 Aug 3:05pm Updated Seth Moulton to end 2020 presidential campaign
Rep. Seth Moulton will end his presidential bid on Friday during a speech at the Democratic National Convention summer meeting in San Francisco, according to prepared remarks of the speech the Massachusetts Democrat plans to deliver.
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Workers at Big Government Lab Sue Over Exposure to a Toxic Chemical 23 Aug 12:30am Updated Workers at Big Government Lab Sue Over Exposure to a Toxic Chemical
Former technicians at the Brookhaven National Laboratory in New York say the were sickened by exposure to a toxic cleaning compound.
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21 Aug 7:30pm The Point: Is it panic time for Kamala Harris?
The whispers began within minutes of the release of CNN's new national poll on the 2020 field: Is something wrong with Sen. Kamala Harris' campaign?
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21 Aug 3:48pm Buttigieg knocks Trump on background checks: The NRA, "they have him by the ... base"
South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg on Wednesday knocked President Donald Trump for abandoning his previous calls for tougher background checks and said the National Rifle Association holds power over the President.
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21 Aug 7:41am Trump cements stance on wide-ranging background checks in call with NRA boss
A sustained effort from National Rifle Association officials, Republican lawmakers and conservative allies helped cement President Donald Trump's decision to abandon his previous calls for tougher background checks in the wake of recent mass shootings, sources tell CNN.
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20 Aug 1:38pm Updated First on CNN: More NRA leaders step down amid spending controversy
Former NASCAR driver Richard Childress has resigned from the National Rifle Association's board, the latest member to step down in recent weeks after a controversy over the group's spending came to light.
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20 Aug 12:22pm Updated NASCAR team owner Richard Childress resigns from NRA board in latest leadership departure
Former NASCAR driver Richard Childress has resigned from the National Rifle Association's board, the latest member to step down in recent weeks after a controversy over the group's spending came to light.
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Julián Castro’s Obama Moment 19 Aug 10:21am Updated Julián Castro’s Obama Moment
He was given a star-making speaking slot at the 2012 Democratic National Convention. He’s still trying to make it pay dividends.
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17 Aug 10:54am FCC proposes new 3-digit number as Suicide Prevention Hotline
The Federal Communications Commission has proposed a three-digit number for the National Suicide Prevention Hotline: 988.
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16 Aug 4:17pm Washington Monument will reopen to the public after years of repairs
The Washington Monument will reopen to visitors following years of closure for renovations, the National Park Service announced Friday.
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16 Aug 1:50pm Updated Trump to meet security officials on Afghanistan as concerns mount about US withdrawal
President Trump is expected to meet with his top national security advisers on Friday to review a US-Taliban peace plan that could end America's longest running war -- but could also trigger a surrender for the US and a betrayal of the Afghan government, critics say.
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15 Aug 12:34pm Updated Gillibrand open to mandatory federal buyback program for assault weapons
2020 Democratic presidential candidate Kirsten Gillibrand suggested she supports a mandatory national buyback program for assault weapons and that she would be open to criminal prosecution for those who don't sell back their firearms.
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Stacey Abrams Will Not Run for President in 2020, Focusing Instead on Fighting Voter Suppression 14 Aug 7:04am Updated Stacey Abrams Will Not Run for President in 2020, Focusing Instead on Fighting Voter Suppression
Ms. Abrams will concentrate on building a national movement for fair and equitable elections, including a voter protection hotline.
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13 Aug 3:37pm Updated Wall Street Journal: NRA agreed to pay $6.5 million for Wayne LaPierre mansion
The National Rifle Association previously agreed to pay $6.5 million to buy a mansion for CEO Wayne LaPierre, The Wall Street Journal reported Tuesday.
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13 Aug 11:55am Updated Another NRA board member leaves amid leadership turmoil
Another National Rifle Association board member is stepping down amid turmoil in the gun lobby group's leadership.
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12 Aug 9:51pm Tulsi Gabbard leaves campaign trail for 2 weeks for active duty training
Presidential candidate Rep. Tulsi Gabbard announced Monday that she will leave the campaign trail for two weeks of active-duty training in Indonesia to fulfill her National Guard obligation.
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US offers UK sector by sector trade deals post-Brexit - Bolton 12 Aug 4:42pm US offers UK sector by sector trade deals post-Brexit - Bolton
America is "ready to negotiate" a sector by sector trade deal with the UK in order to get an agreement as soon as Britain has left the European Union, US national security adviser John Bolton has said.
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12 Aug 2:54am Updated John Bolton heads to London for highest-ranking US visit since Boris Johnson became prime minister
National security adviser John Bolton headed to London Sunday to start a two-day trip of meeting key players in the new government, marking the highest ranking US official to visit the United Kingdom since Boris Johnson became prime minister.
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11 Aug 4:03pm Updated Top secret teens: The high schoolers recruited by the National Security Agency
Summer's high school friends think she's monitoring their phones and listening in on their conversations. They speculate about the "wild things" she does at work and jokingly accuse her of being a spy.
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Power cut which caused travel misery to be investigated 11 Aug 2:57pm Power cut which caused travel misery to be investigated
The government will investigate why nearly one million people were left without power for almost an hour after a national outage.
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11 Aug 1:24pm Updated Does the NRA still have power? The pro-gun group is in uncharted territory after latest mass shootings
The pressure is on the National Rifle Association from typically friendly corners -- President Donald Trump and Republicans in Congress -- after last week's deadly mass shootings in Ohio and Texas.
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Trump Names an Acting Spy Chief as No. 2 Intelligence Official Steps Down 8 Aug 8:17pm Trump Names an Acting Spy Chief as No. 2 Intelligence Official Steps Down
The abrupt decision to install Joseph Maguire as director of national intelligence comes after the resignation of Sue Gordon, the No. 2 spy chief.
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8 Aug 7:26pm Updated Trump says deputy director of national intelligence leaving administration
Sue Gordon, the country's No. 2 intelligence official, is resigning, according to President Donald Trump.
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8 Aug 1:58pm Updated Scottish Labour challenges UK party over indyref2
The Scottish Parliamentary Labour Party issues a statement challenging the national party's position on indyref2.
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8 Aug 12:48pm Updated Washington Post: NRA warned Trump about support for background checks
President Donald Trump is facing pressure from the National Rifle Association over his openness to expanding background checks in the wake of last week's deadly mass shootings in Texas and Ohio, The Washington Post reported Wednesday night.
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7 Aug 8:36pm NHS to set up national artificial intelligence lab
AI has enormous power to improve the health service, say ministers.
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7 Aug 7:38pm Updated White House rebuffed attempts by DHS to make combating domestic terrorism a higher priority
White House officials rebuffed efforts by their colleagues at the Department of Homeland Security for more than a year to make combating domestic terror threats, such as those from white supremacists, a greater priority as specifically spelled out in the National Counterterrorism Strategy, current and former senior administration officials as well as other sources close to the Trump administration tell CNN.
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7 Aug 4:23pm Exclusive: White House rebuffed attempts by DHS to make combating domestic terrorism a higher priority
White House officials rebuffed efforts by their colleagues at the Department of Homeland Security for more than a year to make combating domestic terror threats, such as those from white supremacists, a greater priority as specifically spelled out in the National Counterterrorism Strategy, current and former senior administration officials as well as other sources close to the Trump administration tell CNN.
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Trump Campaign Sues Over California’s Requirement to Release Tax Returns 6 Aug 3:39pm Updated Trump Campaign Sues Over California’s Requirement to Release Tax Returns
Lawsuits by the Trump campaign and the Republican National Committee challenge a law with a new requirement for candidates to appear on primary ballots.
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Trump Campaign Sues Over California’s Law to Release Tax Returns 6 Aug 1:27pm Trump Campaign Sues Over California’s Law to Release Tax Returns
Lawsuits by the Trump campaign and the Republican National Committee challenge a law with a new requirement for candidates to appear on primary ballots.
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Tory MP tips national unity government to block no-deal Brexit 6 Aug 4:14am Tory MP tips national unity government to block no-deal Brexit
Boris Johnson's top adviser does not understand the British constitution or how MPs can still block a no-deal Brexit, a senior Conservative has told Sky News.
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On Politics With Lisa Lerer: When White Nationalism Takes Center Stage 5 Aug 6:10pm On Politics With Lisa Lerer: When White Nationalism Takes Center Stage
The recent discussion about hate, extremists and the rise of white nationalism represents a significant shift in the national conversation on violence.
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2 Aug 8:00pm Updated Trump says Ratcliffe is no longer his pick for director of national intelligence
President Donald Trump says Rep. John Ratcliffe will no longer be nominated as director of national intelligence to replace Dan Coats.
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Trump Drops Plans to Nominate John Ratcliffe as Director of National Intelligence 2 Aug 7:22pm Updated Trump Drops Plans to Nominate John Ratcliffe as Director of National Intelligence
President Trump announced the withdrawal of his nominee on Twitter.
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1 Aug 4:55pm US Navy pilot killed in crash in Death Valley National Park
The US Navy confirmed Thursday that the pilot of the F/A-18E Super Hornet that crashed Wednesday in Death Valley National Park died as a result of the crash.
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1 Aug 3:31pm Dems vow to derail Ratcliffe nomination amid questions over his resume
Democrats are ratcheting up their vows to stop Rep. John Ratcliffe from being confirmed as the next director of national intelligence amid questions about whether the Texas Republican exaggerated his resume as a federal prosecutor working on terrorism cases.
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31 Jul 9:46pm Updated US Navy jet crashes in Death Valley National Park, injuring 7
A US Navy F/A-18E Super Hornet jet crashed Wednesday near Naval Air Weapons Station China Lake in California, according to US Naval Air Forces.
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30 Jul 9:52pm Updated Federal judge dismisses DNC hacking lawsuit against Trump campaign
A federal judge Tuesday dismissed the Democratic National Committee's lawsuit against Russia, the Trump campaign and a number of individuals including Jared Kushner and Donald Trump Jr., saying the claims are either "moot" or "without merit."
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30 Jul 5:09pm North Koreans indicate working level talks could start very soon
North Korean officials indicated to a national security administration official last week that working level talks could start very soon, a senior administration official said Tuesday.
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30 Jul 5:03pm Scientists worry about new NIH requirements for research using human fetal tissue
The National Institutes of Health issued new requirements Friday for scientists seeking government funding for research that uses human fetal tissue, and the changes are raising concern among some researchers.
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The Democratic Debate Lineups Might Lead to Fireworks 30 Jul 11:13am Updated The Democratic Debate Lineups Might Lead to Fireworks
For half of the candidates, it may be their last chance to make an impression on the national debate stage. Here’s what could happen.
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The Democratic Debate Lineups Could Lead to Fireworks. Here’s Why. 30 Jul 8:10am Updated The Democratic Debate Lineups Could Lead to Fireworks. Here’s Why.
For half of the candidates, it may be their last chance to make an impression on the national debate stage.
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30 Jul 12:32am On Politics: It’s Debate Night
For half of the candidates, it may be their last chance to make an impression on the national stage.
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29 Jul 8:32pm Trump may bypass protocol to name acting intelligence chief while Ratcliffe awaits confirmation
President Donald Trump may go outside the normal protocol to name an acting director of national intelligence to serve until his choice, Rep. John Ratcliffe, is confirmed, three sources tell CNN.
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29 Jul 4:25pm Trump stirs racial divide as campaign and allies seek advantage in Dem debates
The Trump campaign and the Republican National Committee are joining forces to counter-program the upcoming CNN Democratic debates set for Tuesday and Wednesday, but as ever, it's President Donald Trump who is framing his reelection issues.
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The Democratic Debate Lineups Could Lead to Fireworks 29 Jul 2:48pm The Democratic Debate Lineups Could Lead to Fireworks
For half of the candidates, it may be their last chance to make an impression on the national debate stage. Here’s what to expect.
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What to Expect From the Democratic Debate Lineups 29 Jul 1:24pm Updated What to Expect From the Democratic Debate Lineups
For half of the candidates, it may be their last chance to make an impression on the national debate stage. Expect fireworks.
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29 Jul 10:19am Updated Trump nominates staunch loyalist John Ratcliffe to head US intelligence community
President Donald Trump's nomination of John Ratcliffe to replace Dan Coats as the next Director of National Intelligence would launch a lawmaker with less than five years national experience under his belt to the pinnacle of US espionage and sets the stage for what is likely to be a bruising and partisan confirmation battle.
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28 Jul 9:00pm Updated Dan Coats, director of national intelligence to step down
Dan Coats, the director of national intelligence, is expected to step down in the coming days, according to the New York Times.
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28 Jul 5:41pm Updated Dan Coats, director of national intelligence, expected to step down
Dan Coats, the director of national intelligence, is expected to step down in the coming days, according to the New York Times.
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28 Jul 2:55pm New York Times: Dan Coats, director of national intelligence, expected to step down
Dan Coats, the director of national intelligence, is expected to step down in the coming days, according to the New York Times.
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26 Jul 8:00pm Updated Supreme Court clears way for Trump admin to use Defense funds for border wall construction
The Supreme Court cleared the way for the Trump administration to use $2.5 billion from the Department of Defense to construct parts of a wall along the southwestern border that the government argues is necessary to protect national security.
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Trump Got Onstage With a Fake Presidential Seal. Here’s What We Know. 25 Jul 1:55pm Trump Got Onstage With a Fake Presidential Seal. Here’s What We Know.
Officials scrambled to figure out how a presidential seal evoking Russia’s national emblem and alluding to golf appeared at a conservative conference this week.
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Associate of Michael Flynn Is Found Guilty of Secretly Lobbying for Turkey 23 Jul 6:48pm Updated Associate of Michael Flynn Is Found Guilty of Secretly Lobbying for Turkey
The ruling could reverberate against Mr. Flynn, President Trump’s first national security adviser, who had agreed to testify in the case before backing out.
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23 Jul 1:56pm Updated Texas Democrat Wendy Davis running for US Congress
Texas Democrat Wendy Davis, who gained national attention for filibustering a state abortion bill, is running for Congress.
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23 Jul 1:05pm Updated NRA board members call for independent investigation into financial misconduct
The National Rifle Association is beating back a new round of criticism from some of its own board members.
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20 Jul 1:18pm Updated Floundering NRA struggles to maintain its 2016 influence in 2020 race
The National Rifle Association was already reeling from leadership shakeups and allegations of financial mismanagement when it dropped another bombshell.
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20 Jul 12:51am Updated Trump’s Electoral College Edge Could Grow in 2020, Rewarding Polarizing Campaign
Re-election looks plausible even with a bigger loss in the national popular vote.
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19 Jul 4:54pm US spy chief names first election security coordinator
Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats has created a new role to coordinate the US intelligence community's efforts to counter threats to election security amid rampant criticism that the various agencies' efforts are not coordinated well enough.
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19 Jul 4:09pm Trump campaign and RNC spend more than $600,000 on law firm representing Hope Hicks
President Donald Trump's campaign and the Republican National Committee have paid more than $600,000 in legal fees to the law firm that represents Hope Hicks, according to reports filed with the Federal Election Commission.
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Why the Democratic Debates Are Starting to Feel Like a Reality Show 19 Jul 2:02pm Updated Why the Democratic Debates Are Starting to Feel Like a Reality Show
The Democratic National Committee has all but encouraged performative breakout moments, and candidates must try to go viral or risk being left behind.
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18 Jul 12:02pm Buttigieg hires ex-DNC CEO as he continues hiring spree
South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg has made one of his biggest hires to date. Jess O'Connell, former Democratic National Committee CEO, is now a senior adviser to his presidential candidate.
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18 Jul 11:47am Another NRA official leaves organization amid turmoil
Another official with the National Rifle Association has left as the organization faces legal troubles, allegations of financial misconduct and other high-profile staff departures.
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18 Jul 9:40am Updated Rand Paul stops unanimous passage of 9/11 first responders funding bill
Republican Sen. Rand Paul objected Wednesday to an attempt to pass the bill funding 9/11 first responders' health care unanimously, arguing that passing such a long-term bill without offsetting the cost would contribute to the national debt.
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Pentagon to Send 2,100 More Troops to the Southwestern Border 18 Jul 7:14am Updated Pentagon to Send 2,100 More Troops to the Southwestern Border
The 1,100 active-duty troops and 1,000 members of the Texas National Guard will join roughly 4,500 military personnel currently stationed there.
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Johnson rules out Farage pact as Tory rivals warn against early election 17 Jul 4:36pm Johnson rules out Farage pact as Tory rivals warn against early election
Boris Johnson ruled out a general election alliance with the Brexit Party as he and Jeremy Hunt used the final Tory leadership hustings to dismiss the idea of calling another snap national poll.
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16 Jul 10:15am Updated National Lottery: Age limit for players could be raised
The government says it will consult on raising the age limit for playing the National Lottery from 16 to 18.
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Government to look at raising National Lottery age limit 16 Jul 8:31am Government to look at raising National Lottery age limit
The government will look at whether to prevent 16 and 17-year-olds from playing the National Lottery by raising the current age limit to 18.
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Cryptocurrencies Pose National Security Threat, Mnuchin Says 16 Jul 5:38am Updated Cryptocurrencies Pose National Security Threat, Mnuchin Says
The Treasury secretary raised concerns about cryptocurrencies, including Facebook’s Libra, saying they could be used to fund illicit activities.
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Wrangling Begins in Queens D.A. Recount, Recalling Florida Intrigue in 2000 16 Jul 3:54am Updated Wrangling Begins in Queens D.A. Recount, Recalling Florida Intrigue in 2000
Only 16 votes separate the top two candidates in the race, which has national implications.
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Trump Backs Away From Barriers on Foreign Uranium 13 Jul 8:34am Updated Trump Backs Away From Barriers on Foreign Uranium
The president said he disagreed with a Commerce Department finding that uranium imports pose a threat to national security.
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12 Jul 5:16pm Updated Trump again considering replacing intelligence chief Dan Coats
President Donald Trump has discussed with advisers over the past few days the possibility of replacing Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats, sources familiar with the discussion said.
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12 Jul 1:25pm US govt believes Michael Flynn was doing more work for Turkey than previously known
A court hearing on Friday revealed that US authorities have previously unknown information about former national security adviser Michael Flynn doing secret work for the Turkish government "because of (his) relationship with an ongoing presidential campaign."
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11 Jul 8:55pm Michael Flynn blames prosecutors, and argues he helped them enough to avoid jail
Former Trump national security adviser Michael Flynn, using new lawyers, has fully turned on the prosecutors who cut his guilty-plea deal and who recommended to a judge last year he avoid jail.
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11 Jul 6:56am Updated Why John Sanders left after two and a half months as acting CBP commissioner
Acting Customs and Border Protection Commissioner John Sanders had only been in the job a month when a 16-year-old Guatemalan boy died in the agency's custody. The death sparked a national outcry among lawmakers and immigration advocates. It also deeply resonated with Sanders and shaped his roughly two-month tenure at the top of the agency.
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9 Jul 5:23pm Senate Democrat wants to halt federal 2026 World Cup funding until USWNT receives equal pay
Sen. Joe Manchin introduced a bill Tuesday that would withhold federal funding for the United States' hosting of the 2026 men's World Cup until the men's and reigning champion women's national soccer teams receive equal pay.
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9 Jul 3:06pm Sanders and Ocasio-Cortez pressure Congress to declare climate change a national emergency
Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont teamed up with Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York and Oregon's Rep. Earl Blumenauer on Tuesday to unveil a new resolution that would declare climate change a national emergency.
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9 Jul 12:36pm Updated Former fighter pilot Amy McGrath announces bid to take on Mitch McConnell in 2020
Kentucky Democrat Amy McGrath, a former fighter pilot who rose to national prominence last year in her failed campaign for Congress against Republican Andy Barr, is turning her sights on a new target: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.
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9 Jul 10:06am Updated Amy McGrath announces bid to take on Sen. Mitch McConnell in 2020
Kentucky Democrat Amy McGrath, a former fighter pilot who rose to national prominence last year in her failed campaign for Congress against Republican Andy Barr, is turning her sights on a new target: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.
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8 Jul 5:20pm Updated DHS requests 1,000 more National Guard for Texas border
The Department of Homeland Security has asked the Pentagon to authorize 1,000 additional Texas National Guard troops "to provide supplemental holding and port of entry enforcement support" to Customs and Border Protection within the state, the Defense Department said Monday.
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3 Jul 8:15pm Updated Buttigieg to unveil plan aimed at boosting and incentivizing national service
Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg will unveil his campaign's plan to boost national service on Wednesday in Iowa, rolling out a proposal that aims to increase service opportunities and tie that service to incentives.
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3 Jul 11:31am Updated Washington Post: Park service to redirect $2.5 million for July 4 celebration
The National Park Service will redirect nearly $2.5 million to help cover costs related to President Donald Trump's July 4 extravaganza in Washington, DC, money that is usually "primarily intended to improve parks across the country," The Washington Post reported Tuesday.
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Pete Buttigieg Proposes National Service Programs for Climate Change and Mental Health 3 Jul 8:16am Updated Pete Buttigieg Proposes National Service Programs for Climate Change and Mental Health
Mr. Buttigieg proposed an expansion of voluntary national service programs, aiming to attract 250,000 Americans. Student debt relief would be offered in exchange.
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Buttigieg Proposes National Service Programs for Climate Change and Mental Health 3 Jul 6:00am Buttigieg Proposes National Service Programs for Climate Change and Mental Health
Buttigieg proposed an expansion of voluntary national service to 250,000 Americans in the short term, offering access to student debt relief programs.
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Trump and R.N.C. Raised $105 Million in 2nd Quarter, a Sign He Will Have Far More Money Than in 2016 2 Jul 8:36pm Updated Trump and R.N.C. Raised $105 Million in 2nd Quarter, a Sign He Will Have Far More Money Than in 2016
The figure reported by the president’s campaign and the Republican National Committee dwarfed President Barack Obama’s fund-raising during the same period in 2011.
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Prominent Republicans File Brief to Support L.G.B.T. Rights in Legal Case 2 Jul 3:06pm Updated Prominent Republicans File Brief to Support L.G.B.T. Rights in Legal Case
The group — including Meg Whitman, Mark McKinnon and Ken Mehlman, the former chairman of the Republican National Committee — says the Civil Rights Act bans such discrimination.
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Trump and R.N.C. Raised $105 Million in 2nd Quarter, Outdoing Obama 2 Jul 10:21am Updated Trump and R.N.C. Raised $105 Million in 2nd Quarter, Outdoing Obama
The figure reported by the president’s campaign and the Republican National Committee dwarfed President Barack Obama’s fund-raising during the same period in 2011.
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2 Jul 10:04am Updated Trump, RNC raise $105 million in second quarter
President Donald Trump's campaign and the Republican National Committee raised a combined $105 million in the second quarter of 2019, the campaign announced Tuesday.
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1 Jul 10:43pm Analysis: Iran could benefit from terrorist proxies in a war with US
As tensions between Washington and Tehran continue to escalate to the point of a possible confrontation between military forces, current and former US national security officials remain focused on the potential threat posed by proxy groups affiliated with Iran should war break out between the two nations.
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1 Jul 7:01pm CNN Poll: Democrats see Sanders as the best to handle health care
About half of Democrats and Democratic-leaning independents want the government to provide a national health insurance program, but don't want it to completely replace private insurance, according to a new CNN poll conducted by SSRS out Monday.
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Glaad’s Bold New Mission: an L.G.B.T. Constitutional Amendment 29 Jun 10:47pm Updated Glaad’s Bold New Mission: an L.G.B.T. Constitutional Amendment
Led by its chief executive, Sarah Kate Ellis, the gay rights group is moving beyond Hollywood and toward national politics, raising eyebrows among some of its allies.
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28 Jun 2:28am Updated Winners and losers from night 2 of the 1st Democratic debate
The majority of the frontrunners for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination crowded onto 10-person debate stage in Miami Thursday night, the second half of a debate-a-thon that began 24 hours earlier with 10 more aspirants duking it out for precious media attention and that most valuable and elusive commodity in national elections: Buzz.
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28 Jun 12:29am Updated In pictures: The first Democratic debates
They've been on the campaign trail for weeks — some even longer — and now Democratic presidential hopefuls are finally getting their chance to debate one another on a national stage.
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27 Jun 11:22pm Investigation finds sex abuse at Washington National Cathedral schools
An investigation into allegations of sexual misconduct at a group of schools associated with the Washington National Cathedral that was made public Thursday found that 16 adults formerly connected to the schools or the cathedral had committed sexual misconduct against students.
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27 Jun 8:24pm Updated The Point: Can Buttigieg avoid the Beto bust?
On Wednesday night, the onetime king of 2020 buzz -- Beto O'Rourke -- flopped on the national debate stage. Tonight, the current buzz king -- Pete Buttigieg -- gets tested for the first time in a major way on that same debate stage -- and will do everything in his power to avoid bombing like Beto.
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26 Jun 9:52pm Updated How to watch the first Democratic debates: Time, channels, lineup
The first 2020 Democratic presidential debates are here, giving the 20 qualifying candidates the best opportunity to break through the crowded field in front of a national audience.
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26 Jun 4:25pm No. 2 at NRA resigns after being placed on leave
The National Rifle Association's No. 2 official Christopher Cox resigned on Wednesday shortly after he was placed on leave, according to NRA CEO Wayne LaPierre.
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26 Jun 2:17pm Updated A climate crisis is unfolding in Florida as Democrats debate
Presidential candidate Jay Inslee was not happy when the Democratic National Committee shot down his request to hold a climate crisis-focused debate.
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Debates Mark the Starting Line for the Media’s Race Through 2020 26 Jun 12:27pm Updated Debates Mark the Starting Line for the Media’s Race Through 2020
Millions of Americans start paying attention once the candidates start sparring on national TV, which puts a spotlight on both cringe-worthy gaffes and successful zingers.
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26 Jun 8:18am NRA to shut down production of NRATV
The National Rifle Association is shutting down production of its online streaming network, NRATV, according to a spokesman for the gun lobby.
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25 Jun 11:52pm Netanyahu Presses Superpowers to Remove Iranian Forces from Syria
At a meeting of American, Israeli and Russian national security advisers, the competing regional interests were evident.
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Elizabeth Warren’s Latest Plan: Expanding Voting Access 25 Jun 7:02pm Updated Elizabeth Warren’s Latest Plan: Expanding Voting Access
Ms. Warren is calling for new national standards that would apply to federal elections across the country.
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25 Jun 3:17pm US Air Force veteran released from captivity in Libya
US Air Force veteran Jamie Sponaugle was released from captivity in Libya this week where he has been held since early May by the Libyan National Army on accusations of being a mercenary, according to US government officials and a source familiar with the matter.
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Bolton Warns Iran Not to ‘Mistake U.S. Prudence and Discretion for Weakness’ 23 Jun 11:25pm Updated Bolton Warns Iran Not to ‘Mistake U.S. Prudence and Discretion for Weakness’
The warning by the national security adviser, John Bolton, came after President Trump called off a military strike against Iran for shooting down an American drone.
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U.S. Blacklists More Chinese Tech Companies Over National Security Concerns 21 Jun 11:47pm Updated U.S. Blacklists More Chinese Tech Companies Over National Security Concerns
The addition of five to the “entity list” heightens tensions just as American and Chinese officials try to get trade talks back on track.
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Trump Nominates Mark Esper as Next Defense Secretary 21 Jun 8:47pm Trump Nominates Mark Esper as Next Defense Secretary
If confirmed, Mr. Esper, who fought in the gulf war before becoming a lobbyist for Raytheon, would join a national security team with his West Point classmate, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.
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Trump’s Iran Response Underlines Republican Rift Over National Security 21 Jun 6:25pm Trump’s Iran Response Underlines Republican Rift Over National Security
The rift has rekindled debate over lawmakers’ roles in matters of war and peace and pointed up deep concerns among some Republicans, who are normally loath to criticize the president over national security.
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Trump to Officially Nominate Esper as Next Defense Secretary 21 Jun 4:04pm Updated Trump to Officially Nominate Esper as Next Defense Secretary
If confirmed, Mr. Esper, who fought in the gulf war before becoming a lobbyist for Raytheon, would join a national security team with his West Point classmate, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.
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21 Jun 1:00pm White House official once appeared on podcast whose host touted race pseudoscience and interviewed white nationalists
A senior official on President Donald Trump's National Security Council appeared on a podcast whose host has promoted claims that some races were less intelligent than others.
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21 Jun 12:20pm Cory Booker steps into the spotlight with forceful rebuke of Joe Biden
Cory Booker was, before this week, an afterthought in the crowded 2020 Democratic race, with half a dozen other candidates outpacing him in the polls and eclipsing him in the national conversation.
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