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6h 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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8h 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 202010h 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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14h 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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22h 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 Access27h 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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31h 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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21 Jun 9:01am DNC raises $7.9 million in May, half of what the RNC brought in
The Democratic National Committee continues to be outraised by their Republican counterparts, a problem that could be magnified as the 2020 campaign against President Donald Trump looms.
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N.R.A. Suspends Second-in-Command, Implicating Him in Coup Attempt 21 Jun 12:11am Updated N.R.A. Suspends Second-in-Command, Implicating Him in Coup Attempt
The National Rifle Association’s continuing civil war led to a schism between the top two officials at the gun organization.
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20 Jun 10:07pm Updated New York Times: NRA suspends No. 2 over alleged role in coup
National Rifle Association suspended its No. 2 official Christopher Cox on Thursday following accusations in a lawsuit that he had aided the attempt to push out the group's CEO Wayne LaPierre, the New York Times reported.
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EU leaders fail to agree top job candidates in Brussels talks 20 Jun 9:17pm EU leaders fail to agree top job candidates in Brussels talks
There is intense national rivalry over the successors to Jean-Claude Juncker and other key figures.
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EU faces tense talks over top jobs in Brussels 20 Jun 4:31pm Updated EU faces tense talks over top jobs in Brussels
There is intense national rivalry over the successors to Jean-Claude Juncker and other key figures.
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Senate Votes to Block Trump’s Arms Sales to Gulf Nations in Bipartisan Rebuke 20 Jun 4:11pm Updated Senate Votes to Block Trump’s Arms Sales to Gulf Nations in Bipartisan Rebuke
The vote illustrated the deep divide between lawmakers and the administration over Saudi Arabia and the president’s attempts to circumvent Congress on national security decisions.
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New N.R.A. Lawsuit Implicates Group’s Second-in-Command 20 Jun 11:21am Updated New N.R.A. Lawsuit Implicates Group’s Second-in-Command
The National Rifle Association’s continuing civil war has led to a schism between the top two officials at the gun organization.
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20 Jun 9:06am Trump administration reverses decision to end Forest Service Job Corps program
The Trump administration is reversing its decision to end the US Forest Service program that trains low-income, rural students how to respond to national emergencies, after bipartisan backlash from Congress.
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19 Jun 11:20am Trump raised nearly $25 million in a single day, RNC official says
President Donald Trump raised a massive $24.8 million for his reelection in less than 24 hours, a top Republican National Committee official announced Wednesday.
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House Democrats, With Pelosi’s Support, Will Consider a Commission on Reparations 19 Jun 9:02am Updated House Democrats, With Pelosi’s Support, Will Consider a Commission on Reparations
A bill backed by nearly 60 House Democrats would create a panel to develop proposals and a “national apology” to repair the lingering effects of slavery.
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Trump Tagged the Wrong ABC on Twitter, and Got a Koala in Response 19 Jun 12:09am Trump Tagged the Wrong ABC on Twitter, and Got a Koala in Response
The Australian Broadcasting Corporation stirred national pride with its response after President Trump confused it with the ABC News based in New York.
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18 Jun 5:32pm Updated Trump downplays tanker attacks in contrast to his national security team
President Donald Trump, in contrast to statements by his own top aides, downplayed recent attacks on two fuel tankers in the Gulf of Oman that his administration has blamed on Iran, calling them "very minor."
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16 Jun 6:45pm Trump national security team expected to discuss sending more US military force to Middle East in wake of tanker attacks
President Donald Trump's national security team is expected to discuss in detail this week whether to send additional US military force to the Middle East in the wake of last week's attack on two oil tankers, according to two US officials with direct knowledge of the discussions.
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Trump Renews Feud With London Mayor, Calling Him a ‘Disaster’ 15 Jun 10:55pm Trump Renews Feud With London Mayor, Calling Him a ‘Disaster’
President Trump assailed Sadiq Khan, the mayor, after a spate of knife attacks in Britain’s capital. “He is a national disgrace,” the president wrote.
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14 Jun 1:18pm Updated Employees turn their back on Agriculture secretary over being relocated to Kansas City
Employees from the Economic Research Service (ERS) and the National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA), two Department of Agriculture research agencies, stood and turned their backs to Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue in silent protest at an all-hands meeting Thursday.
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Australia, in a Victory for Coal, Clears the Way for a Disputed Mine 14 Jun 1:11pm Updated Australia, in a Victory for Coal, Clears the Way for a Disputed Mine
The final permit from regulators in Queensland came less than a month after a conservative coalition that champions coal won in national elections.
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Who’s In and Who’s Out of the First Democratic Debates 13 Jun 10:34pm Updated Who’s In and Who’s Out of the First Democratic Debates
The Democratic National Committee is excluding three candidates from the June debates. Some who have been left out, like Gov. Steve Bullock of Montana, are not happy.
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13 Jun 6:22pm Updated The lineup for the first 2020 Democratic debate is set
The Democratic National Committee will announce which 20 Democratic presidential candidates will qualify for the first set of debates on Thursday, providing clarity to the June match up that will feature the first high profile clashes of the party's nominating process.
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13 Jun 11:18am Updated The lineup for the first 2020 Democratic debate is about to take shape
The Democratic National Committee will announce which 20 Democratic presidential candidates will qualify for the first set of debates on Thursday, providing clarity to the June match up that will feature the first high profile clashes of the party's nominating process.
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11 Jun 10:07pm Updated Top 2020 Democrats best Trump in hypothetical matchups in new poll
The top Democratic candidates best President Donald Trump in national head-to-head matchups, according to a new poll from Quinnipiac University out Tuesday.
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10 Jun 10:19am Washington Post: NRA paid thousands to board members for services
More than a dozen members of the National Rifle Association's board have received money from the gun rights organization in the last three years, payments tax experts say could cause conflicts of interest, The Washington Post reported Sunday.
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8 Jun 11:50pm Updated CNN Iowa Poll: Biden leads a tighter top tier in first caucus state
Joe Biden leads as the top choice of likely participants in the first-in-the-nation Iowa Democratic caucuses, but his advantage there is smaller than the one he has held in recent national polling, even as just five candidates out of a field of 23 crack 5% support.
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7 Jun 11:10pm Updated Former Roger Stone employee turns over records to a federal grand jury
Andrew Miller has turned over records to a federal grand jury about Roger Stone, including the now-indicted political operative's schedule from the 2016 Republican National Convention, his attorney said Friday.
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7 Jun 12:26pm Updated Campaigns go public with anger at Democratic National Committee as first debate looms
Some Democratic presidential candidates are not happy with the Democratic National Committee, and their anger is no longer being kept private.
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Brexit: Government spends £97m on consultants 7 Jun 2:16am Brexit: Government spends £97m on consultants
The government has brought in experts to make up for a lack of staff, the National Audit Office says.
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6 Jun 6:01pm Updated Michael Flynn fires lawyers who cut plea deal with Mueller
President Donald Trump's first national security adviser, Michael Flynn, has fired his lawyers who arranged a 2017 plea deal that helped set the tone for others to cooperate with special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation.
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6 Jun 11:53am Fed proposal would expand hunting, fishing at national wildlife refuges
Hunting and fishing would expand in the upcoming season on federally-owned land in 37 states under a new Interior Department proposal released Wednesday.
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Trump Administration Sharply Curtails Fetal Tissue Medical Research 5 Jun 6:26pm Updated Trump Administration Sharply Curtails Fetal Tissue Medical Research
The Trump administration will be ending a major university contract involving fetal tissue research and will soon stop such work at the National Institutes of Health.
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31 May 8:59pm Updated Grand jury still interested in Roger Stone and the 2016 GOP convention
The Mueller investigation witness longest known to have refused testifying finally spoke to a secret federal grand jury Friday about conservative political operative Roger Stone, the 2016 Republican National Convention and his relationship with Stone since then and will give more documents to investigators in the coming week, his attorney said.
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Everett Raymond Kinstler, Prolific Portraitist, Dies at 92 31 May 5:33pm Updated Everett Raymond Kinstler, Prolific Portraitist, Dies at 92
He painted celebrities and politicians, including several presidents, and has dozens of works in the National Portrait Gallery collection.
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Biden Campaign Names Cedric Richmond as National Co-Chairman 31 May 5:00am Biden Campaign Names Cedric Richmond as National Co-Chairman
The Times spoke to Mr. Richmond, a Louisiana congressman and former chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus, about his new role with the campaign.
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Lib Dems top national poll for only second time ever 30 May 5:55pm Lib Dems top national poll for only second time ever
The Liberal Democrats would win a general election if one was held tomorrow, according to a new national poll.
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29 May 12:45pm The Point: Robert Mueller wants everyone to know Donald Trump was not *not* guilty
Special counsel Robert Mueller stepped off the national stage on Wednesday but not before sending a very clear message to the country: Donald Trump got very, very lucky.
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Bolton Says Iran Is Likely Responsible for Oil Tanker Attacks 29 May 11:02am Updated Bolton Says Iran Is Likely Responsible for Oil Tanker Attacks
John R. Bolton, President Trump’s national security adviser, accused Iran on Wednesday of being behind reported attacks on ships off the coast of the United Arab Emirates.
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29 May 8:33am Updated DNC doubles threshold for third, fourth Democratic debates
The Democratic National Committee will double the qualifying thresholds and require that 2020 candidates meet both in order to participate in the third and fourth primary debates, the committee announced Wednesday.
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Trump Undercuts Bolton on North Korea and Iran 29 May 6:18am Updated Trump Undercuts Bolton on North Korea and Iran
The disconnect between President Trump and his third national security adviser has sown confusion around the world about America’s foreign policy.
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28 May 7:01pm Seth Moulton, who has struggled with post-traumatic stress, unveils mental health plan
Democratic presidential candidate Seth Moulton on Tuesday unveiled his plan to address mental health coverage, detailing a proposal that would increase mental health screenings for active-duty and military veterans and establish a new National Mental Health Crisis Hotline.
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28 May 1:05pm Kamala Harris rolls out proposal that would require states to prove abortion laws were constitutional
Amid a national debate over abortion rights, Sen. Kamala Harris on Tuesday rolled out a new proposal aimed at stopping some state laws that restrict abortion by preventing them from going into effect in the first place.
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Trump Opens Tokyo Visit With a Tweet Sure to Unnerve the Japanese 26 May 12:17pm Updated Trump Opens Tokyo Visit With a Tweet Sure to Unnerve the Japanese
President Trump played down North Korea’s recent tests of short-range ballistic missiles, undercutting declarations by both Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and the president’s own national security adviser.
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25 May 12:07pm Trump administration expected to cut jobs with Forest Service program restructure
The Trump administration is proposing to restructure its US Forest Service program that trains low-income, rural students how to respond to national emergencies.
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23 May 5:33pm Melania, Donald Trump pay unannounced visit to Arlington Cemetery ahead of Memorial Day
President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump paid their respects to fallen American troops during an unannounced visit to Arlington National Cemetery ahead of Memorial Day.
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23 May 3:09pm Trumps pay unannounced visit to Arlington Cemetery ahead of Memorial Day
President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump paid their respects to fallen American troops during an unannounced visit to Arlington National Cemetery ahead of Memorial Day.
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23 May 1:56pm Updated NRA sues ad firm, claiming it orchestrated attempted coup against Wayne LaPierre
In the latest sign of strife at the National Rifle Association, the powerful gun lobby has filed a new lawsuit against its longtime advertising firm.
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23 May 11:15am Pete Buttigieg reflects on his military service in defense of national anthem protests
Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg on Thursday defended athletes who choose to kneel during the national anthem, saying that he served in the military to defend their right to do just that.
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22 May 3:03pm Updated Tensions rise between Pompeo and Bolton
As national security adviser John Bolton and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo jockey for influence amid a variety of pressing international concerns, including Iran, North Korea and Venezuela, there is growing tension between the two men, four people familiar with the matter say.
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20 May 3:30pm Republican National Committee accepts $248K from Steve Wynn, accused of sexual misconduct
Billionaire Steve Wynn left his casino empire and a top Republican National Committee spot last year, after allegations of sexual harassment and assault emerged.
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Lord Heseltine defends decision to vote for Lib Dems 20 May 10:09am Lord Heseltine defends decision to vote for Lib Dems
The Tory peer, who is facing calls to be expelled, insists he is acting in the "national interest".
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R.N.C. Accepts Money From Steve Wynn, Mogul Accused of Sexual Misconduct 19 May 5:28pm Updated R.N.C. Accepts Money From Steve Wynn, Mogul Accused of Sexual Misconduct
The billionaire former casino mogul recently gave hundreds of thousands of dollars to the Republican National Committee, and was spotted at a Trump re-election fund-raiser.
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Biden Delivers Call for National Unity at Philadelphia Rally 18 May 9:29pm Updated Biden Delivers Call for National Unity at Philadelphia Rally
Mr. Biden trained his eye squarely on the general election as he cast the contest against President Trump as a struggle for the soul of the country.
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18 May 2:13pm Trump says foreign cars are a national security threat. Will Congress stop him before imposing tariffs?
Republicans on Capitol Hill at first breathed a sigh of relief this week when they learned President Donald Trump was planning to delay a decision on tariffs for foreign cars and auto parts by six months.
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18 May 12:37pm Updated Trump unbridled yet uneasy faces Iran test of his own making
President Donald Trump stared down a united front as he huddled with his top national security advisers in July 2017 to decide whether to certify Iran's compliance with the nuclear deal.
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17 May 8:56pm Updated Flynn contacted GOP Mueller critic while cooperating with special counsel
While he was cooperating with special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation, former Trump national security adviser Michael Flynn contacted at least one member of Congress who was publicly criticizing the special counsel probe, according to messages obtained by CNN.
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17 May 1:48pm Updated Former intel analyst pleads not guilty to leaking secret documents
A former National Security Agency intelligence analyst pleaded not guilty Friday to charges that he leaked classified information to a reporter.
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17 May 11:25am Updated The Point: Now we know why Donald Trump was SO focused on Michael Flynn
At nearly every turn of the probe into Russian interference into the 2016 election, President Donald Trump was working to make sure Michael Flynn, his former national security adviser, knew that the White House was on his side -- and that the President himself thought Flynn was a good guy.
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Mayor Bill de Blasio Enters 2020 Race for President 16 May 7:22pm Updated Mayor Bill de Blasio Enters 2020 Race for President
Mr. de Blasio, the mayor of New York City, said his accomplishments in the country’s largest city could serve as a national model.
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Bill de Blasio, Mayor of New York City, Announces Run for President 16 May 7:08am Bill de Blasio, Mayor of New York City, Announces Run for President
Mr. de Blasio, in the middle of his second and final term, said his accomplishments in the country’s largest city could serve as a national model.
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Labour unveils National Grid takeover plan 16 May 3:43am Updated Labour unveils National Grid takeover plan
The firm behind the UK's energy networks says the move would delay the switch to green energy.
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Labour plans to take National Grid into public ownership 15 May 4:49pm Labour plans to take National Grid into public ownership
Labour wants to nationalise the National Grid and install solar panels on nearly two million homes, Jeremy Corbyn will announce today. 
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Uber Drivers Are Contractors, Not Employees, Labor Board Says 14 May 11:33pm Updated Uber Drivers Are Contractors, Not Employees, Labor Board Says
The National Labor Relations Board’s position is a setback for drivers who had hoped to join forces to push for better pay and working conditions.
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White House Reviews Military Plans Against Iran, in Echoes of Iraq War 14 May 3:32pm Updated White House Reviews Military Plans Against Iran, in Echoes of Iraq War
The plans call for up to 120,000 American troops but not a land invasion of Iran. They were updated at the request of John R. Bolton, the national security adviser.
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14 May 12:18pm Updated NYT: White House reviews plan that would send up to 120,000 US troops to Middle East
Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan presented a military plan at a meeting of top national security officials last week that would send as many as 120,000 US troops to the Middle East in the event that Iran strikes American forces in the region or speeds up its development of nuclear weapons, The New York Times reported Monday.
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14 May 12:13pm Updated CIA, FBI, Director of National Intelligence working with Attorney General Barr to review Russia probe origins
Attorney General William Barr is working closely with the CIA to review the origins of the Russia investigation and surveillance issues surrounding Donald Trump's presidential campaign, according to a source familiar with the matter, broadening an effort that the President has long demanded to involve all major national security agencies.
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Barr Assigns U.S. Attorney in Connecticut to Review Origins of Russia Inquiry 13 May 9:03pm Updated Barr Assigns U.S. Attorney in Connecticut to Review Origins of Russia Inquiry
The prosecutor has conducted other sensitive investigations into conduct by national security officials, including accusations of C.I.A. detainee abuse.
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13 May 5:29pm Albright, Kerry, Clapper among 62 former government officials in court filing against Trump national emergency declaration
A who's-who of 62 former national security officials, including former secretaries of State Madeleine Albright and John Kerry, signed an amicus brief criticizing President Donald Trump's national emergency declaration in a lawsuit challenging the proclamation.
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Times Insider: Life on the Campaign Trail: Regional Priorities, and Repetitive Jokes 10 May 5:00am Times Insider: Life on the Campaign Trail: Regional Priorities, and Repetitive Jokes
As a national political reporter, I get the opportunity to hear some of America’s most powerful people speak dozens of times.
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These Female Veterans Reached Congress. Now They Want to Recruit Others. 9 May 3:33pm Updated These Female Veterans Reached Congress. Now They Want to Recruit Others.
The Service First Women’s Victory Fund will raise money for Democratic candidates with national security backgrounds.
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9 May 10:24am Updated Former intelligence analyst charged with leaking classified docs to reporter
A former intelligence analyst for the National Security Agency and National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency was arrested Thursday morning and charged with providing classified information and documents to a reporter.
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Robert Pear, a Mainstay Times Reporter in Washington, Dies at 69 8 May 1:50pm Updated Robert Pear, a Mainstay Times Reporter in Washington, Dies at 69
An understated but tenacious journalist who mastered national health care issues with reporting that became a must-read in the capital and beyond.
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7 May 2:02pm Chinese spies stole NSA hacking tools, report finds
Chinese hackers acquired and used National Security Agency hacking tools in 2016 and used them to carry out cyberattacks, a new report has found.
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7 May 9:39am Analysis: Red counties are doing better under Trump -- but not as well as blue cities
Large, mostly Democratic-leaning, metropolitan centers are consolidating their dominance of the national economy even as smaller, mostly Republican-leaning communities at their periphery show clear signs of economic revival under President Donald Trump, according to an extensive new analysis of regional economic dynamics published Tuesday.
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7 May 6:03am Red counties are doing better under Trump -- but not as well as blue cities
Large, mostly Democratic-leaning, metropolitan centers are consolidating their dominance of the national economy even as smaller, mostly Republican-leaning communities at their periphery show clear signs of economic revival under President Donald Trump, according to an extensive new analysis of regional economic dynamics published Tuesday.
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Cory Booker’s Gun Control Plan Calls for National Licensing Program 6 May 7:53pm Updated Cory Booker’s Gun Control Plan Calls for National Licensing Program
The proposal includes some of the most progressive gun-control measures suggested yet by a presidential candidate, like a plan to license guns across the country.
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6 May 7:50pm House Democrats aim -- and train -- for more air time on Fox News
The Democratic National Committee is keeping Fox News off the presidential primary debate calendar, but Democrats in the House of Representatives -- now in the majority and eager to showcase their ideas -- are trying to boost their presence on the channel.
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Citing Iranian Threat, U.S. Sends Carrier Group and Bombers to Persian Gulf 6 May 8:17am Updated Citing Iranian Threat, U.S. Sends Carrier Group and Bombers to Persian Gulf
John R. Bolton, the White House national security adviser, announced the deployment on Sunday night. He and other officials have pushed anti-Iran policies.
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Huawei leak not matter for us, police say 4 May 8:45am Updated Huawei leak not matter for us, police say
Leaked information from the National Security Council about Huawei "did not amount to a criminal offence", police say.
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3 May 9:20am Trump national security team, military officials meet about Venezuela
Members of President Donald Trump's national security team and military officials met Friday morning at the Pentagon to discuss the ongoing crisis in Venezuela.
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Calls for criminal investigation into leak after Williamson sacking 2 May 3:38am Calls for criminal investigation into leak after Williamson sacking
There is "certainly an argument" for a criminal investigation into the leaking of information from the National Security Council, a former attorney general has told Sky News.
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2 May 2:14am How the Trump administration won a major policy shift from the Chinese on fentanyl
Officials from the Office of National Drug Control Policy were preparing a briefing for President Donald Trump late last year ahead of his meeting with the Chinese President at the G20 summit when they decided they needed a visual aid to drive home their point.
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Defence secretary fired over National Security Council leak 1 May 12:51pm Defence secretary fired over National Security Council leak
Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson has been sacked after an investigation into a leak from the National Security Council.
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Trump Lashes Out on Twitter Over Firefighters’ Support of Biden 1 May 12:45pm Updated Trump Lashes Out on Twitter Over Firefighters’ Support of Biden
President Trump unleashed dozens of retweets Wednesday morning, just days after Joseph R. Biden Jr. received the endorsement of the national firefighters’ union in his campaign for president.
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1 May 10:11am Washington Post: Undocumented former Trump club employees say they sometimes worked without pay
Former undocumented workers at Trump National Golf Club in Westchester, New York, claim they were "routinely shortchanged on their pay" by the property's management, The Washington Post reported Tuesday.
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30 Apr 6:04pm Updated Bolton says senior Venezuelan officials committed to backing Guaido
US national security adviser John Bolton called on key members of the Venezuela's leadership to make good on promises he said they had made to support opposition leader Juan Guaido.
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A national emergency: Corbyn backs climate change activists 30 Apr 6:03pm A national emergency: Corbyn backs climate change activists
Jeremy Corbyn is attempting to force a Commons vote on a Labour demand for Parliament to declare a national emergency on climate change.
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Stacey Abrams Will Not Run for Senate in 2020 30 Apr 3:25pm Updated Stacey Abrams Will Not Run for Senate in 2020
Ms. Abrams declined to challenge Senator David Perdue, one of President Trump’s chief allies in Congress. She had been courted aggressively by national Democrats to run.
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30 Apr 9:37am Updated Cuomo says New York attorney general justified in probe of NRA
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday dismissed President Donald Trump's claim that the state's attorney general is illegally investigating the National Rifle Association, saying the probe is justified.
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29 Apr 8:08pm Updated NRA re-elects Wayne LaPierre as CEO, confirms replacement for Oliver North
The National Rifle Association re-elected longtime CEO Wayne LaPierre to his leadership position on Monday as it confirmed a replacement for NRA President Oliver North.
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29 Apr 12:39pm Updated Trump accuses New York attorney general of illegally investigating NRA
President Donald Trump on Monday accused the New York attorney general's office of illegally investigating the National Rifle Association and called on the group, which has been roiled by a leadership fight, to "get its act together quickly."
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Bernie Sanders Campaign Holds Thousands of House Parties for Supporters 27 Apr 1:31pm Updated Bernie Sanders Campaign Holds Thousands of House Parties for Supporters
Mr. Sanders’s campaign kicked off its national organizing program Saturday with what it says are roughly 5,000 events across every state.
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27 Apr 10:52am Trump not expected to attend Teacher of the Year award ceremony
President Donald Trump is not expected to attend the National Teacher of the Year award ceremony at the White House this Monday, a spokesperson for the organization that handles the award said.
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27 Apr 6:59am Updated Alleged Russian agent Maria Butina sentenced to 18 months in prison on conspiracy charge
A federal judge sentenced Russia national Maria Butina to 18 months in prison on Friday, after she pleaded guilty to trying to infiltrate conservative political circles and promote Russian interests before and after the 2016 presidential election.
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Bernie Sanders Campaign Sets Thousands of House Parties for Supporters 27 Apr 5:00am Bernie Sanders Campaign Sets Thousands of House Parties for Supporters
Mr. Sanders’s campaign plans to kick off its national organizing program Saturday with what it says are roughly 5,000 events across every state.
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Fact Check: Fact-Checking Trump’s Speech to the N.R.A. 26 Apr 8:33pm Updated Fact Check: Fact-Checking Trump’s Speech to the N.R.A.
In a speech to the National Rifle Association on Friday, President Trump made misleading statements on drug prices, his border wall, MS-13 and an international arms treaty.
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26 Apr 4:11pm Updated Trump gives base-pleasing NRA speech, teasing 2020 pitch
President Donald Trump on Friday will tend to one of his most loyal political constituencies -- gun rights activists -- as he delivers his fifth consecutive speech to the National Rifle Association's annual meeting.
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26 Apr 1:20pm Trump set for base-pleasing NRA speech
President Donald Trump on Friday will tend to one of his most loyal political constituencies -- gun rights activists -- as he delivers his fifth consecutive speech to the National Rifle Association's annual meeting.
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26 Apr 11:45am Updated Russian national Maria Butina sentenced to 18 months in prison on conspiracy charge
A federal judge sentenced Russia national Maria Butina to 18 months in prison on Friday, after she pleaded guilty to trying to infiltrate conservative political circles and promote Russian interests before and after the 2016 presidential election.
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25 Apr 11:52am Updated Bernie Sanders is the new #1 in our 2020 Democrat rankings
Bernie Sanders has been running for president for the last four-ish years straight. In the wake of his closer-than-expected primary loss to Hillary Clinton in 2016, Sanders kept his massive grassroots organization active and made sure anyone and everyone knew that he wasn't done with this whole "national politics" thing.
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25 Apr 8:05am How victims of mass shootings may be able to go after gun manufacturers
A 2005 federal law protects many gun manufacturers from wrongful death lawsuits brought by grieving family members, but families of victims of the elementary school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut, are trying something novel that could have lasting national effects.
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24 Apr 6:47pm Group sues Federal Election Commission over allegation NRA broke campaign-finance law
A gun-safety group is suing the Federal Election Commission for failing to act on its complaints claiming a pattern of the National Rifle Association improperly coordinating its political spending with Donald Trump and other Republican candidates in recent elections.
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24 Apr 5:59pm Analysis: Bernie Sanders is the new #1 in our 2020 Democrat rankings
Bernie Sanders has been running for president for the last four-ish years straight. In the wake of his closer-than-expected primary loss to Hillary Clinton in 2016, Sanders kept his massive grassroots organization active and made sure anyone and everyone knew that he wasn't done with this whole "national politics" thing.
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24 Apr 4:54pm Updated Analysis: Bernie Sanders is the new #1 in our 2020 rankings
Bernie Sanders has been running for president for the last four-ish years straight. In the wake of his closer-than-expected primary loss to Hillary Clinton in 2016, Sanders kept his massive grassroots organization active and made sure anyone and everyone knew that he wasn't done with this whole "national politics" thing.
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Huawei gets role in UK 5G network despite security warnings 23 Apr 9:21pm Huawei gets role in UK 5G network despite security warnings
Theresa May has approved Huawei's bid to help build Britain's 5G network, despite warnings about the risk posed to national security.
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Amy Klobuchar’s Big Idea: Bipartisan Appeal Can Beat Trump 22 Apr 11:15am Updated Amy Klobuchar’s Big Idea: Bipartisan Appeal Can Beat Trump
As her Democratic rivals promise generational change, national unity and sweeping liberal platforms, Ms. Klobuchar’s plan is more prosaic: A win.
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Giuliani Says There Is ‘Nothing Wrong With Taking Information From Russians’ 21 Apr 7:04pm Updated Giuliani Says There Is ‘Nothing Wrong With Taking Information From Russians’
Rudolph W. Giuliani, President Trump’s personal lawyer, defended the Trump campaign’s behavior as fallout from the Mueller report played out on national television.
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Derbyshire Tories boycott EU elections over Brexit chaos 20 Apr 12:36pm Derbyshire Tories boycott EU elections over Brexit chaos
Conservative councillors in Derbyshire have voted to go on "strike" and not help candidates campaign in the upcoming European elections, in an extraordinary show of local defiance to the national party.
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National Enquirer to Be Sold to James Cohen, Heir to Hudson News Founder 18 Apr 5:56pm Updated National Enquirer to Be Sold to James Cohen, Heir to Hudson News Founder
A new buyer for the tabloid swooped in after talks between its publisher, American Media, and the billionaire Ron Burkle fell apart.
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17 Apr 5:42pm Cory Booker unveils plan for new and expanded Voting Rights Act
Sen. Cory Booker is calling for a new and expanded Voting Rights Act, which would not only restore provisions of the original act, but also tackle gerrymandering and make Election Day a national holiday, among other changes.
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OperationShutdown: Anti-knife crime protest closes Westminster bridge 17 Apr 11:01am OperationShutdown: Anti-knife crime protest closes Westminster bridge
Victims' relatives and campaigners close Westminster Bridge, saying crime is a "national emergency".
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Labour pledges to scrap primary Sats if elected 16 Apr 11:30am Labour pledges to scrap primary Sats if elected
Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn says he would scrap national tests, known as Sats, in primary schools.
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13 Apr 9:19am US military mission in Somalia could take seven years to complete
This week President Donald Trump signed an executive order extending a presidential declaration of a national emergency concerning Somalia for another year, calling the Islamist insurgency plaguing that country an "unusual and extraordinary threat" to the US.
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13 Apr 8:16am Cory Booker prepares to pick up the 2020 pace with Newark rally, national tour
Over the past two months, since his buzzy launch February 1, Sen. Cory Booker's campaign has gone relatively quiet — methodically grinding away under the guiding philosophy: "You've got to organize, and get hot at the end."
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12 Apr 3:39pm Alleged Mar-a-Lago trespasser indicted on two charges but no spying charge
Yujing Zhang, the Chinese national accused of carrying malware on a thumb drive into the Mar-a-Lago resort last month, was indicted by a federal grand jury on Friday for unlawfully entering a restricted zone and for lying to Secret Service agents.
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12 Apr 2:29pm House Democratic freshmen celebrate whirlwind, tumultuous first 100 days
Friday marks the Democrats' first 100 days in control of the House of Representatives and the first 100 days of the dynamic freshman class that has captured national attention, tested leadership, commandeered the conversation and, at times, the Democratic legislative agenda.
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10 Apr 7:07pm Exclusive: Jeff Bezos to meet with federal prosecutors on extortion and hacking claims
Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos is scheduled to meet with federal prosecutors in New York as soon as this week, according to people familiar with the matter. The meeting signals that the US attorney's office is escalating its inquiry connected to Bezos's suggestion that the kingdom of Saudi Arabia was behind a National Enquirer story that exposed his extramarital affair and his claim that the tabloid attempted to extort him.
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10 Apr 7:56am Updated Texas Tech School of Medicine will not consider race in admissions process, per agreement with Trump administration
The Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Medicine will not consider race or national origin as a factor in its admissions process, according to an agreement the school entered with the Department of Education in February.
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9 Apr 5:00pm Hearing on climate change and national security becomes an angry partisan clash
A House Oversight ommittee hearing to examine the impact of climate change on national security -- including military bases ravaged by extreme weather events -- devolved into partisan sniping, personal attacks and efforts to deny climate change represents a threat.
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8 Apr 7:02pm Zhang hearing exposes Secret Service weaknesses at Mar-a-Lago
The Chinese national Yujing Zhang's hearing in a Florida federal courthouse Monday afternoon highlighted missteps by the Secret Service at virtually the same time news broke that the Secret Service director was being fired.
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8 Apr 6:01pm Updated Man charged in connection with ISIS-inspired plot to drive van into crowd in shopping area near DC
A man inspired by ISIS stole a U-Haul van and planned to drive it into a crowd of pedestrians at National Harbor, a shopping and hotel complex just outside Washington, DC, the Department of Justice alleged Monday.
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In New York, 2020 Democrats Offer a Range of Views on Racial Justice 5 Apr 6:43pm Updated In New York, 2020 Democrats Offer a Range of Views on Racial Justice
The candidates addressed the annual conference of the Rev. Al Sharpton’s National Action Network, an essential event for Democrats seeking higher office.
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5 Apr 6:01am Why black voters are so important for Democrats in 2020
Several Democratic presidential contenders made their way to New York City this week to speak at Rev. Al Sharpton's National Action Network convention.
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House Adds Lawsuit to Challenges Against Trump’s Emergency Declaration 4 Apr 10:10pm House Adds Lawsuit to Challenges Against Trump’s Emergency Declaration
The House will formally file a lawsuit challenging President Trump’s declaration of a national emergency at the southwestern border, joining several others.
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House Expands Domestic Violence Gun Controls in Rebuke to N.R.A. 4 Apr 6:00pm Updated House Expands Domestic Violence Gun Controls in Rebuke to N.R.A.
The House turned back a lobbying campaign by the National Rifle Association and expanded gun controls on domestic abusers in a revamped Violence Against Women Act.
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Mutiny! Tory MPs turn on May over Corbyn Brexit talks 2 Apr 7:19pm Mutiny! Tory MPs turn on May over Corbyn Brexit talks
Theresa May is facing a bitter backlash from Tory MPs after calling for national unity and offering talks with Jeremy Corbyn to agree a Brexit plan.
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Ex-National Security Officials Sue to Limit Censorship of Their Books 2 Apr 2:12pm Updated Ex-National Security Officials Sue to Limit Censorship of Their Books
Millions of former officials must submit their writings to a prepublication review system, which they argue is unconstitutional.
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2 Apr 10:18am Updated Analysis: Trump seems to prefer that the census count fewer people
President Donald Trump put a political spin on the US census Monday when he tweeted that it would be "meaningless" if people aren't asked whether they are citizens -- even though many experts fear the question would drive down the official national population count next year.
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1 Apr 3:56pm Updated Fairfax accusers detail assault allegations in new interviews
Two women, Vanessa Tyson and Meredith Watson, have given national television interviews to detail their allegations of sexual assault against Virginia Democratic Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax.
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The N.R.A.’s Strength Is Being Tested by a New Domestic Violence Act Provision 1 Apr 11:30am Updated The N.R.A.’s Strength Is Being Tested by a New Domestic Violence Act Provision
The National Rifle Association is trying to defeat a provision in the new Violence Against Women Act that could deny firearms to abusive boyfriends. But Congress is changing.
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Labour plans national bank using Post Office network 31 Mar 12:04pm Labour plans national bank using Post Office network
Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell says the proposed Post Bank would protect community banking.
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28 Mar 8:36pm Delaware joins effort to send electoral votes to winner of national popular vote
Delaware has joined a growing list of states that have passed laws to potentially allocate their electoral votes to the winner of the popular vote in future presidential elections.
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Grindr Is Owned by a Chinese Firm, and the U.S. Is Trying to Force It to Sell 28 Mar 6:08pm Updated Grindr Is Owned by a Chinese Firm, and the U.S. Is Trying to Force It to Sell
The Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States is forcing a Chinese company to sell its stake in Grindr, a gay dating app, over national security concerns.
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28 Mar 4:54pm Updated Facebook Engages in Housing Discrimination With Its Ad Practices, U.S. Says
The Department of Housing and Urban Development sued the company for violating the federal Fair Housing Act by limiting who sees ads based on characteristics like race, religion and national origin.
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28 Mar 9:51am Facebook Engages in Housing Discrimination via Its Ad Practices, U.S. Says
The Department of Housing and Urban Development sued the company for violating the federal Fair Housing Act by limiting who sees ads based on characteristics like race, religion and national origin.
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28 Mar 6:16am Analysis: Pete Buttigieg just got his best national poll so far
The Mayor Pete Buttigieg mini-boomlet has officially arrived.
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Labour to outline National Grid ownership plans 28 Mar 1:13am Labour to outline National Grid ownership plans
Labour is set to outline how it will transfer the UK's National Grid to public ownership.
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27 Mar 11:19pm Updated Former NSA contractor accused of largest security breach in US history expected to plead guilty
A former National Security Agency contractor accused of the largest security breach in US intelligence history is expected to plead guilty on Thursday, his lawyer told CNN.
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27 Mar 4:46pm Texas shelters along the southern border scramble to house migrants
Catholic Charities, a national non-profit organization, with offices in the Rio Grande Valley of Texas is doing something they haven't done in the last five years that they've been caring for migrants: asking for housing help.
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House Fails to Override Trump’s Veto, Preserving National Emergency Order 26 Mar 6:23pm House Fails to Override Trump’s Veto, Preserving National Emergency Order
The 248-to-181 vote fell short of the two-thirds majority needed, shifting the fight over the president’s emergency declaration to the courts.
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26 Mar 4:26pm Gillibrand signed 2008 amicus brief with Dick Cheney, lawmakers in support of overturning DC handgun ban
Speaking at the official launch of her presidential campaign on Sunday, US Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand singled out the National Rifle Association as an example of special interests taking priority over the will of the people.
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House Fails to Override Trump Veto, Preserving National Emergency Order 26 Mar 3:13pm Updated House Fails to Override Trump Veto, Preserving National Emergency Order
The House failed to reach the two-thirds majority needed to overturn President Trump’s veto of a resolution that would have ended the national emergency declaration.
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With Override Vote Coming, Congress Examines Military Cuts That Will Fund Wall 25 Mar 9:15pm Updated With Override Vote Coming, Congress Examines Military Cuts That Will Fund Wall
The House will try on Tuesday to override President Trump’s veto of its resolution to kill his national emergency. The focus is on the projects that will be cut to fund the wall.
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25 Mar 7:07am Holdout states tiptoe toward Medicaid expansion under Obamacare
The national conversation around health care is increasingly about "Medicare for All," but Democrats are still working to bring Republican states on board with expanding access to a different government program -- Medicaid.
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21 Mar 12:35pm Billionaire charged in Florida prostitution sting donated $50,000 to RNC last month
John Childs, a billionaire financier charged in a Florida prostitution sting, donated $50,000 last month to the Republican National Committee, newly filed campaign reports show.
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19 Mar 11:09pm Updated What happened last month at the North Korean Embassy in Spain?
Spanish authorities have confirmed they are investigating a reported attack on the North Korean Embassy in Madrid, a spokesperson for Spain's National Police told CNN.
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19 Mar 11:05am Analysis: Trump declared an (unpopular) national emergency -- and lost no public support
CNN's latest poll shows President Donald Trump's approval rating hitting 43% with voters and 42% with all adults. That's not great, but it matches other recent polling that illustrates the President's approval rating is clearly up after crevassing during the government shutdown in January.
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18 Mar 9:30pm Updated Homeland Security Chief Cites Top Threat to U.S. (It’s Not the Border)
In a speech outlining her department’s focus in the coming year, Kirstjen Nielsen said that cybersecurity — not illegal immigration — topped her list of national security threats.
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On Washington: After Veto, Some Lawmakers See a New Emergency: Fixing the Act Trump Invoked 16 Mar 10:46am Updated On Washington: After Veto, Some Lawmakers See a New Emergency: Fixing the Act Trump Invoked
Those in favor of amending the National Emergencies Act of 1976 remain determined to pursue bipartisan changes in legislation they view as a surrender of congressional power.
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16 Mar 10:02am A Republican revolt against Trump? Not so fast.
This week, Senate Republicans served President Donald Trump the first two resolutions he's likely to veto -- one rescinding his national emergency declaration to build the border wall, (which he vetoed on Friday afternoon), the other on cutting assistance to the Saudis' war in Yemen.
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15 Mar 4:52pm Trump Issues His First Veto
President Trump rejected legislation on Friday that would have blocked his declaration of a national emergency to fund a wall along the southern border.
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15 Mar 4:51pm Updated Trump signs first veto of his presidency
President Donald Trump is expected Friday to veto legislation attempting to strike down his declaration of a national emergency at the southern border.
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15 Mar 3:56pm Updated Trump expected to sign first veto of his presidency
President Donald Trump is expected Friday to veto legislation attempting to strike down his declaration of a national emergency at the southern border.
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In Most Diverse House, Aides of Color Join the Ranks of ‘Firsts’ 15 Mar 2:00pm Updated In Most Diverse House, Aides of Color Join the Ranks of ‘Firsts’
For the first time, over a dozen top aides — from the speaker’s national security adviser to the majority whip’s chief of staff — are racial minorities.
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15 Mar 1:57am On Politics: Senate Rejects Trump’s National Emergency
Congress has now voted for the first time to block a presidential emergency declaration, though not by enough to override President Trump’s promised veto.
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Senate Rejects Trump’s Border Emergency Declaration, Setting Up First Veto 14 Mar 7:02pm Updated Senate Rejects Trump’s Border Emergency Declaration, Setting Up First Veto
The Senate voted to overturn President Trump’s national emergency declaration, delivering a bipartisan rebuke for what lawmakers in both parties saw as executive overreach.
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14 Mar 5:05pm Updated Four things we learned from the national emergency vote
President Donald Trump is preparing to issue what is likely to be the first veto of his presidency to protect his national emergency declaration. A critical mass of Republican senators -- 12 in total -- joined Democrats Thursday to pass a resolution rescinding that declaration, despite efforts by both Hill Republicans and the White House to avoid the embarrassment.
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Afghan Official Warns of U.S. Deal With Taliban ‘That Doesn’t End in Peace’ 14 Mar 3:09pm Afghan Official Warns of U.S. Deal With Taliban ‘That Doesn’t End in Peace’
Hamdullah Mohib, the Afghan national security adviser, said that negotiations were “increasing the legitimacy of the Taliban” and “decreasing the legitimacy of the Afghan government.”
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14 Mar 2:17pm Three Republican senators made last-ditch effort to try to help Trump avoid defeat
The White House is bracing for an embarrassing rebuke when the Senate votes on a resolution Thursday to overturn President Donald Trump's national emergency declaration to build a wall along the US border with Mexico.
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14 Mar 2:14pm Updated National emergency vote: Senate Republicans on track to rebuke Trump on marquee campaign issue
Some Senate Republicans will join with Democrats on Thursday to rebuke President Donald Trump on the central pledge of his presidential campaign, the animating issue of his presidency and the defining action of the last few months.
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Senate Prepares to Reject Emergency Declaration over Trump’s Objections 14 Mar 12:13pm Updated Senate Prepares to Reject Emergency Declaration over Trump’s Objections
President Trump took to Twitter to convince Senate Republicans not to block his national emergency declaration, but more senators announced they would buck him.
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14 Mar 6:00am Who Is Beto O’Rourke? | 2020 Presidential Candidate
The former Texas congressman, who rose to national stardom during his unsuccessful 2018 Senate run, is joining a crowded Democratic field.
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National Cancer Chief, Ned Sharpless, Named F.DA.’s Acting Commissioner 12 Mar 9:00pm Updated National Cancer Chief, Ned Sharpless, Named F.DA.’s Acting Commissioner
Dr. Norman E. (Ned) Sharpless, director of the National Cancer Institute, will take over temporarily now that Dr. Scott Gottlieb is resigning.
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National Cancer Chief Named as Acting Head of the F.D.A. 12 Mar 1:47pm National Cancer Chief Named as Acting Head of the F.D.A.
Dr. Norman E. “Ned” Sharpless, director of the National Cancer Institute, will take over temporarily now that Dr. Scott Gottlieb is resigning.
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12 Mar 12:40pm Mike Pence pressures GOP against rebuking Trump over national emergency
Vice President Mike Pence is meeting privately with five Republican senators on Tuesday as the White House continues to ramp up pressure on lawmakers rebuking President Donald Trump over his national emergency declaration on the southern border.
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11 Mar 3:38pm Updated Democrats pick Milwaukee for 2020 national convention site
The Democratic National Committee has chosen Milwaukee as the site of the Democratic National Convention in 2020, a party official and a Milwaukee city official told CNN.
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Milwaukee Picked as Site of 2020 Democratic National Convention 11 Mar 1:50pm Updated Milwaukee Picked as Site of 2020 Democratic National Convention
The choice places a spotlight on a key Midwestern battleground state that the party lost for the first time in three decades in 2016 and sees as central to its efforts at reclaiming the White House.
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On Washington: How Congress Is Weaponizing a Series of Hot-Button Votes 9 Mar 9:15am On Washington: How Congress Is Weaponizing a Series of Hot-Button Votes
Much of the activity on Capitol Hill these days is more akin to trolling on Twitter than tackling national priorities.
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8 Mar 10:58am Updated The Point: What the Ilhan Omar controversy reveals about the current state of the Democratic Party
House Democrats wanted this week to be about two things: 1) the revolt against President Donald Trump by Senate Republicans over the national emergency resolution and 2) their planned vote on a package of campaign finance and ethics reforms on Friday.
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Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe: Iranian-Briton to get diplomatic protection 8 Mar 3:15am Updated Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe: Iranian-Briton to get diplomatic protection
The case of the jailed dual national will now become a formal legal dispute between Britain and Iran.
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UK to grant Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe diplomatic protection 7 Mar 4:44pm UK to grant Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe diplomatic protection
Britain has taken its strongest action yet against Iran over the jailing of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe by deciding to grant the British-Iranian dual national diplomatic protection.
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7 Mar 1:43pm White House pressures Republicans to vote against national emergency rebuke
The White House has been quietly pressuring Republicans in recent days not to buck President Donald Trump and vote in favor of a resolution that would overturn his national emergency declaration on the southern border, warning those who don't get in line that there could be 2020 election consequences.
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6 Mar 11:06pm Updated DOJ appoints ex-Mueller prosecutor to run foreign influence unit
The Justice Department will boost its pursuit of foreign influence operations, in part by appointing a prosecutor who worked on special counsel Robert Mueller's team to lead a revamped unit that will crack down on unregistered foreign agents, the head of the department's national security division said Wednesday.
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5 Mar 6:52am National Security Agency halts surveillance program
The National Security Agency has stopped using a surveillance program in recent months that relied on bulk data collected from US domestic phone records, according to a Republican congressional official.
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Trump’s Grip Shows Signs of Slipping as Senate Prepares to Block Wall Emergency 4 Mar 8:03pm Trump’s Grip Shows Signs of Slipping as Senate Prepares to Block Wall Emergency
Senator Mitch McConnell, the majority leader, conceded that he could not stop the Senate from overturning President Trump’s national emergency declaration.
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John Hickenlooper Says He Is Running in 2020, Citing a ‘Crisis of Division’ 4 Mar 4:12pm Updated John Hickenlooper Says He Is Running in 2020, Citing a ‘Crisis of Division’
The former Colorado governor joins a crowded Democratic field. Even in his home state, there is skepticism that his signature low-key approach will translate to national success.
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Senate Has Votes to Overturn Trump’s Emergency Declaration 4 Mar 2:16pm Updated Senate Has Votes to Overturn Trump’s Emergency Declaration
The Senate is poised to rebuke President Trump’s national emergency declaration at the southwestern border. The only question: how big the Senate margin will be.
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John Hickenlooper, Former Colorado Governor, Declares Candidacy for President 4 Mar 6:44am John Hickenlooper, Former Colorado Governor, Declares Candidacy for President
Even in his home state, fellow Democrats have expressed skepticism that his signature low-key approach will translate to national success.
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2 Mar 8:02am Trump to address CPAC on Saturday
President Donald Trump is scheduled to speak to right-wing activists at the Conservative Political Action Conference at the National Harbor near Washington on Saturday, which comes on the heels of his second summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.
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1 Mar 6:10pm Sanders plans to weave family story into first major 2020 speech
Sen. Bernie Sanders at a campaign rally on Saturday will deliver some of his most deeply personal remarks since emerging as a national political figure, according to excerpts provided to CNN by a campaign source.
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28 Feb 4:19pm Republican senator implores Trump to pull back national emergency as GOP braces for a tough vote
Tennessee Sen. Lamar Alexander, a senior and influential Republican, implored President Donald Trump on Thursday to find other pots of money available to him to build a border wall with Mexico and avoid going forward with his declaration of a national emergency.
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Critic’s Notebook: Michael Cohen Depicts a Life More Like ‘The Sopranos’ Than ‘The Apprentice’ 27 Feb 10:11pm Updated Critic’s Notebook: Michael Cohen Depicts a Life More Like ‘The Sopranos’ Than ‘The Apprentice’
On national TV, President Trump’s old attack dog faced off against his new ones.
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House Votes to Block Trump’s National Emergency Declaration About the Border 27 Feb 9:28am Updated House Votes to Block Trump’s National Emergency Declaration About the Border
The House easily voted on Tuesday to block President Trump’s declaration of a national emergency at the Mexican border, seeking to stop the diversion of funds to his wall.
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House Votes to Block Trump’s Border Emergency Declaration 26 Feb 8:13pm Updated House Votes to Block Trump’s Border Emergency Declaration
The House easily voted on Tuesday to block President Trump’s declaration of a national emergency at the Mexican border, seeking to stop the diversion of funds to his wall.
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26 Feb 1:33pm How the Daley dynasty could return to power in Chicago
America's third largest city chooses its next mayor on Tuesday, with a field of more than a dozen candidates running to replace two-term Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, who is retiring. The race has largely flown under the national radar until recently, when Bill Daley, the former Commerce secretary and chief of staff to Barack Obama (not to mention the son and brother of past Chicago mayors) began to surge in the polls.
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25 Feb 8:48pm Updated Wisconsin governor pulls National Guard from southern border
Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers ordered the state's 112 troops to leave their posts along the US' southern border Monday evening.
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Former Lawmakers Pressure Congress to Reject Trump’s Emergency Declaration 25 Feb 1:27pm Updated Former Lawmakers Pressure Congress to Reject Trump’s Emergency Declaration
More than 25 former Republican lawmakers and nearly 60 former top national security officials are imploring Republicans to reject President Trump’s emergency declaration.
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Jeffrey Hart, Influential and Iconoclastic Conservative, Is Dead at 88 21 Feb 2:29pm Updated Jeffrey Hart, Influential and Iconoclastic Conservative, Is Dead at 88
He was an author, Republican speechwriter, National Review polemicist, Dartmouth Review provocateur and, to many, an antiwar apostate when he defected to Obama.
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21 Feb 6:12am What a wall means for landowners on the border
Customs and Border Protection has been preparing to acquire land in the Rio Grande Valley for new barriers since last fall, according to a lawsuit challenging President Donald Trump's national emergency declaration.
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