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Ted Cruz forced from restaurant amid Kavanaugh drama

Sen. Ted Cruz was forced to leave a Washington restaurant Monday after left-wing activists swarmed the senat...

Cruz swarmed by protesters at DC restaurant

Activists confronted Senator Ted Cruz and his wife at a restaurant in Washington in response to the Brett Kavanaugh confirmation hearings and sexual misconduct allegations, chanting "we believe survivors."

There's a suburban tsunami driving 2018

Converging crises are compounding the risk that Republicans could suffer historic 2018 losses in suburban co...

Trump stands alone as globe gathers at the United Nations General Assembly

President Donald Trump's national security adviser John Bolton brought a prop to the UN General Assembly to ...

Kavanaugh tries unprecedented move to save his chance for the Supreme Court

Brett Kavanaugh looked less like a Supreme Court justice than an ordinary political candidate whose campaign...

Mitch McConnell guarantees a vote on Kavanaugh

Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) says that Brett Kavanaugh will get a vote on the Senate floor amid sexual assault allegations against the Supreme Court nominee.

Avenatti issues warning to Trump, Kavanaugh

Michael Avenatti, the lawyer for Stormy Daniels, tells CNN's Chris Cuomo that he represents another woman who is planning to come forward soon with allegations of sexual misconduct by Brett Kavanaugh.

Man who arranged Trump Tower meeting speaks out

Rob Goldstone, the man behind the infamous Trump Tower meeting, says if he could do it again he probably never would have sent email offering Donald Trump Jr. a meeting with a "Russian government attorney."

Ford's lawyer expresses concern over hiring of 'sex crimes prosecutor' for Thursday's hearing

The lawyer representing Christine Blasey Ford has sent a letter to Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley ...

Avenatti promises new Kavanaugh accuser to come forward in next 48 hours

Michael Avenatti said Monday night that he has new information regarding allegations against Supreme Court n...

Rosenstein's tumultuous day capped with lingering suspense

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein's SUV pulled into the White House complex shortly before 11 a.m. -- a...

Fate of Rosenstein, who supervises Russia probe, up in the air

President Trump is set to meet with Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein Thursday with the possible fate of the Russia probe hanging in the balance. CNN's Laura Jarrett reports.

Kavanaugh: I never sexually assaulted anyone

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) responds to Judge Brett Kavanaugh's appearance on Fox News, saying a television interview is not the same as an FBI interview.

Who is Noel Francisco?

The potential departure of Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein from the Justice Department would mean that oversight and management of the sensitive Russia probe would fall to a longtime conservative lawyer with ties to the White House, Noel Francisco. CNN's Tom Foreman reports.

Campaign cash latest tallies are in: who spent, gave the most

The latest round of campaign committee disclosures show political action committees and outside groups spent...

New York Times: Woman who signed letter supporting Kavanaugh calls yearbook revelation 'hurtful'

A woman who signed a letter supporting Brett Kavanaugh after he was accused of sexual assault earlier this m...

Kavanaugh takes a crisis-management cue from the Clintons

When Donald Trump talks about how to deal with sexual harassment allegations, Brett Kavanaugh should listen,...

Kavanaugh tells Fox News: Not going anywhere

Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh gave an interview to Fox News after a second woman, Deborah Ramirez, accused Kavanaugh of inappropriate sexual behavior. Kavanaugh has denied the allegation. CNN so far has not spoken to anyone who is willing to corroborate Ramirez's story as reported by Ronan Farrow and Jane Mayer in The New Yorker.

Democrats call for GOP to protect Mueller investigation with Rosenstein future in limbo

Democratic lawmakers on Monday renewed their calls for Republicans in Congress to pass legislation to protec...

Air Force awards $2.4B contract for new helicopters to guard nukes

The US Air Force has awarded a $2.38 billion contract to Boeing for new helicopters as part of an effort to ...

Brett Kavanaugh's last line of defense

On Monday, just 72 hours from sitting in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee to respond to allegations o...

Judge appears ready to toss Stormy Daniels defamation lawsuit against Trump

Federal District Judge S. James Otero appears to be on the verge of dismissing Stormy Daniels's defamation c...

This is the man who would replace Rosenstein

The potential departure of Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein from the Justice Department would mean that oversight and management of the sensitive Russia probe would fall to a longtime conservative lawyer with ties to the White House, Noel Francisco.

A year after 'Little Rocket Man' US-NK relations face uncertain path

In his first speech before the United Nations, President Donald Trump stood before ...

GOP sees highest favorability in seven years

Just less than half of Americans -- 45% -- said they have a favorable view of the Republican party, accordin...

GOP senator: Democrats are pulling 'crap' against Kavanaugh, warns of 'phony accusations'

Republican Sen. Orrin Hatch of Utah warned Monday of "phony accusations" following a newly surfaced allegati...

Brett Kavanaugh defends himself on Fox News, says Trump stands with him

Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh says he's "not going anywhere" despite the allegation of sexual assaul...

What happens to the Russia investigation if Rosenstein is ousted?

With Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein possibly...

Trump and South Korean President Moon Jae-in sign trade deal

President Donald Trump and South Korean President Moon Jae-in held a signing ceremony for a new United State...

A Democratic super PAC quietly meddled in Arizona's GOP primary too

A mystery super PAC that spent nearly $2 million meddling in the Arizona Republican Senate primary was revea...

Mitch McConnell appears to have conveniently forgotten who Merrick Garland is

When Mitch McConnell took to the Senate floor on Monday, he was, quite clearly irate. (Which, if you know an...

Kavanaugh slams 'smears' after new allegation

Brett Kavanaugh launched a bold effort to save his nomination to the US Supreme Court, lashing out at "smears" following the emergence of a new allegation of inappropriate sexual behavior.

Ex-CIA official: No doubt Russia investigation must proceed

Former CIA official Phil Mudd told Jake Tapper that there's no doubt the Russia investigation must not be paused if Rod Rosenstein who oversees the probe resigns or is fired.

A peek inside Trump's chaotic trade war

Just days before announcing the ...

Christine Blasey Ford: 'My fear will not hold me back from testifying'

Christine Blasey Ford sent a letter to Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley saying she feels a civic dut...

Protester: Collins needs to make decision now

Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) is under pressure to vote no on confirming Supreme Court justice nominee Brett Kavanaugh. Dozens of protesters, including some students from Yale, held a demonstration in the hallway by Collins' office.

Fate of Rosenstein, Russia investigation unclear

The future of Rod Rosenstein, and potentially the Russia investigation, hang in the balance as turmoil surrounding the deputy attorney general continues. CNN's Laura Jarrett has the latest.

Florida Democratic congressional candidate dies unexpectedly

April Freeman, the Democratic congressional candidate in Florida's 17th District, died Sunday night, her hus...

The man who oversees Mueller's investigation

Everything you need to know about Rod Rosenstein, President Trump's deputy attorney general.

This is the man who would replace Rod Rosenstein

The potential departure of Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein from the Justice Department would mean tha...

Americans are split on whether they believe Christine Ford or Brett Kavanaugh

More Americans believe Christine Blasey Ford's claim of sexual assault against Supreme Court nominee Brett K...

Chinese admiral cancels meeting with US counterpart amid tensions

China's top naval officer canceled a visit to the US to meet with his American counterpart less than 48 hour...

What Senate Democrats did with the new Kavanaugh allegation

Last week, rumors began to circulate on Capitol Hill about an incident in college involving President Donald...

Trump: I won't comment until I get the facts

President Donald Trump would not say whether or not he planned to fire Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein during an interview on Geraldo Rivera's radio show. CNN's Jim Acosta has the latest.

White House, Senate GOP leaders resolved to press forward on Kavanaugh

The White House and Senate Republican leaders have hardened their resolve to move forward with Brett Kavanau...

Ads, protests pressure Collins, other key senators on Kavanaugh

Protests at the US Capitol and ads on TV in her home state have surrounded Maine Republican Sen. Susan Colli...

Pompeo, Haley say idea of 25th amendment talk is 'ludicrous' and 'absurd'

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley on Monday said they have ...

Source: Rosenstein expecting to be fired

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein is at the White House and expects to be fired Monday.

Donald Trump says the Kavanaugh hearings are 'totally political.' He's right.

On Monday in New York, President Donald Trump dismissed the second allegation of sexual misconduct against S...

Rod Rosenstein to meet Trump Thursday after morning drama at White House

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein will meet with President Donald Trump Thursday amid mounting question...

Trump: Second summit with Kim 'quite soon'

President Donald Trump says US relations with North Korea are positive and that the two leaders will have a second summit "quite soon."

Trump says allegations against Kavanaugh 'totally political'

President Donald Trump on Monday dismissed the allegations of inappropriate sexual behavior levied against h...

Ronan Farrow details new Kavanaugh allegations

The New Yorker's Ronan Farrow discusses his article about a second woman accusing Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of inappropriate sexual behavior.

Conway suggests 'left-wing conspiracy' after new Kavanaugh allegation

White House counselor Kellyanne Conway, responding to the ...

Tough talk expected from Trump at UN meeting

CNN's Nic Robertson discusses what to expect from President Donald Trump ahead of his upcoming speech at the United Nations General Assembly in New York.

Michelle Obama: I am sick of all the nastiness

Former first lady Michelle Obama speaks at a voter registration rally in Las Vegas.

Michelle Obama: 'Democracy continues with or without you'

Former first lady Michelle Obama on Sunday delivered a message to potential voters in the midterm elections,...

Two musical senators among those pushing bill to help songwriters

A bill that would change the way songwriters in the music industry are paid in the digital age is in the fin...

Democratic group launches Trump-bashing $3 million online voter registration campaign

A Democratic group is launching what it says is the largest-ever digital advertising push to register new vo...

Rep. Jim Knoblach ends campaign amid daughter's allegations

Minnesota state Rep. Jim Knoblach suddenly ended his re-election campaign ahead of a Minnesota Public Radio report detailing allegations of sexually inappropriate behavior brought forward by his daughter.

Kavanaugh slams 'smears,' says he won't abandon his nomination

Brett Kavanaugh launched a bold effort to save his nomination to the US Supreme Court on Monday, lashing out...

Fact check: Hillary Clinton's misleading comments

CNN's Jake Tapper, in partnership with FactCheck.org, looks at Hillary Clinton's misleading comments about President Trump's actions to deter Russian election interference.

China retaliates after new US tariffs

The trade fight between the United States and China intensified as the two economic superpowers hit each other with their biggest round of tariffs yet. CNN's Steven Jiang reports.

Sources: Rod Rosenstein discussed secretly taping Trump

In the days after FBI Director James Comey's May 2017 firing, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein discuss...

Report: New woman comes out against Kavanaugh

A new allegation of sexual misconduct was made against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh by a former Yale classmate, The New Yorker reports.

GOP allies urge Trump not to fire Rosenstein ahead of Kavanaugh confirmation, midterms

What seemed at first like a long-awaited opening to get rid of the "lingering stench" at his Justice Departm...

Graham: 'Not going to ruin' Kavanaugh over Ford's accusation

South Carolina GOP Sen. Lindsey Graham said Sunday that he does not expect to be swayed against Supreme Cour...

Ford wants FBI investigation before testifying

The woman accusing Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault says the FBI should investigate the incident before senators hold a hearing on the allegations.

Minnesota lawmaker abandons campaign amid daughter's allegations of inappropriate conduct

A Minnesota state representative suddenly ended his reelection campaign ahead of ...

Bloomberg speaks out on 2020 run

Michael Bloomberg tells Fareed Zakaria why he thinks his track record of hiring experts and listening to voters as mayor could give him a shot at the Presidency.

Democrat addresses criticism over DNC co-chair

Sen. Mazie Hirono (D-HI) addresses criticism that Democrats might have more credibility with accusations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh if they were similarly outspoken when accusations were made against other Democrats.

White House and Kavanaugh deny allegation made by second woman

The White House and Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh denied an allegation Sunday made by a second woman...

Haley contradicts Giuliani on Iran

US ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley says the United States is not seeking regime change in Iran or anywhere else in the world, and vowed President Donald Trump will remain strong when dealing with Iran

Inside Politics: Dems draw up plans to investigate Trump

House Democrats plot their next moves if they win the majority in November while the party worries about a potential weak spot with voters, WH officials consider replacing the FEMA director, and another government shutdown? It's all on Inside Politics.

Trump's trade war with China just got a whole lot bigger

The trade fight between the United States and China intensified Monday as the two economic superpowers hit e...

Gosar responds to siblings' attack ad: 'To the six angry Democrat Gosars -- see you at Mom and Dad's house!'

It's no longer all in the family. Republican Rep. Paul Gosar is slamming his Democrat opponent in his Arizon...

Kavanaugh accuser will testify in open hearing on Thursday

Lawyers for Christine Blasey Ford said in a statement on Sunday that she has committed to testifying in an o...

McConnell calls Trump on Kavanaugh tweets

After President Donald Trump tweeted criticism of the woman who came forward accusing Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell called the President to say his tweets did not help, two people familiar with the call confirmed to CNN.

Haley: Shouldn't second-guess Kavanaugh accuser

After President Donald Trump questioned the validity of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh's accuser, US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley tells CNN's Jake Tapper that Christine Blasey Ford deserves to be heard.

Conservative strategist takes leave of absence after 'inexcusable mistake' in claim Kavanaugh accuser misidentified alleged attacker

After stirring controversy by posting a series of tweets suggesting the woman accusing Supreme Court nominee...

McConnell called Trump to say Kavanaugh tweets weren't helpful

After President Donald Trump tweeted criticism of the woman who came forward accusing Supreme Court nominee ...

Dem Sen. Mazie Hirono says abuse allegations against Keith Ellison should be investigated

Hawaii Democratic Sen. Mazie Hirono on Sunday called for an investigation into allegations of physical and e...

Nikki Haley says sexual harassment accusers shouldn't be blamed or second-guessed

US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said Sunday that as a general principle, people should avoid...

Reagan's daughter defends Kavanaugh's accuser

Former President Ronald Reagan's daughter Patti Davis wrote about her own sexual assault experience to defend Christine Blasey Ford, the woman accusing Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault.

Ford lawyers agree to tentative hearing date

Lawyers for Christine Blasey Ford and Republican and Democratic staff of the Senate Judiciary Committee tentatively agreed to a Thursday hearing featuring Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and Ford during a call Saturday evening, according to a person briefed on the call and a source familiar with it.

Haley: US 'not looking to do regime change anywhere'

Nikki Haley, the US ambassador to the United Nations, said Sunday that despite increased tension with Iran, ...

Democrats begin to worry about Latino vote

Here are the stories our panel of top political reporters are talking about in this week's "Inside Politics"...

Bloomberg says he's undecided on 2020

Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg said in an interview that aired Sunday on CNN's "Fareed Zakaria...

Mazie Hirono previews what she'll ask Kavanaugh during hearing with his accuser

Hawaii Democratic Sen. Mazie Hirono on Sunday previewed what she plans to ask Supreme Court nominee Brett Ka...

Ex-Trump official walked back statement to Mueller probe about Flynn's talks with Russian diplomat

A former Trump official corrected a claim she made to federal investigators about what she knew during the p...

Sen. Nelson: I requested all funds be donated

Sen. Bill Nelson (D-FL) says he requested that his re-election campaign donate all of the money it received from former Sen. Al Franken's political action committee after a review of federal elections records showed it had only donated half.

New book excerpt: Trump urged Roethlisberger to escort Daniels to room instead of bodyguards

Stormy Daniels, in her new tell-all book, says she was "terrified" by Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Ro...

Ford told friends she is uncomfortable in enclosed spaces, airplanes

Christine Blasey Ford, the professor accusing Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of having sexually assau...

Kavanaugh's accuser accepts request to speak to Judiciary Committee next week, lawyers say

Christine Blasey Ford, the woman who has accused Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of a past sexual assa...

Trump vows to get rid of 'lingering stench'

President Donald Trump vowed Friday night to eradicate a "lingering stench" at the Justice Department, hours after it was reported that Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein discussed wearing a "wire" to record conversations with Trump and recruiting Cabinet members to invoke the 25th Amendment to remove him from office.

Trump admin proposes rule to block visas, green cards for those likely to use certain public benefits

The Trump administration on Saturday revealed its plan to make it harder for immigrants to come to or stay i...

The allegations of abuse against Keith Ellison aren't going away

Back in August, the son of a former girlfriend of Rep. Keith Ellison alleged that the Minnesota Democrat had...

The 100-keg quest: Kavanaugh classmate Mark Judge details senior year at Georgetown Prep

A goal of drinking 100 beer kegs by the end of senior year. A party with a stripper. A student falling throu...

Kavanaugh accuser's friend says she has told him she needs more than one exit from her bedroom

A longtime friend of Christine Blasey Ford -- the woman accusing Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of se...

Women and the Kavanaugh assault charges

70% of GOP women still favor Kavanaugh's nomination after the assault allegations. A jury consultant describes how he'd pick an audience for a Kavanaugh-Ford hearing.

Congressman's siblings star in opponent's ad

Arizona Republican Rep. Paul Gosar's six siblings deliver a stark message in a new political ad: Vote for our brother's opponent.

Committee contacts Ford's friend about party; 'she has no recollection' of it, lawyer says

As the Senate Judiciary Committee staff negotiates with attorneys for Christine Blasey Ford, the woman who h...

Ronald Reagan's daughter defends woman accusing Kavanaugh of sexual assault

President Ronald Reagan's daughter Patti Davis wrote about her own sexual assault experience to defend Chris...

Ford's legal team responds to deadline

The legal team for Christine Blasey Ford, the woman accusing Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault, responds to the Senate Judiciary Committee's deadline for Ford to respond to a hearing proposal.

Ted Cruz, Beto O'Rourke spar in first debate

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Rep. Beto O'Rourke (D-TX) faced off in their first debate at Southern Methodist University, trading jabs over immigration, health care and gun rights.

Bill Nelson's campaign to donate rest of donations it received from Al Franken PAC

Update: After this story was published, Nelson's campaign said it would donate all the money it had rece...

WaPo: China cancels trade talks with US

The Washington Post reports that China has canceled upcoming talks concerning trade with US officials.

Senate Judiciary Committee adviser working on Kavanaugh nomination resigns

Garrett Ventry, a communications adviser to the Senate Judiciary Committee's GOP majority who had been worki...

Rep. Paul Gosar's siblings in new ad: Don't vote for our brother

Six siblings of Republican Rep. Paul Gosar delivered a stark message in a new television advertisement: Vote...

Carson on big picture of Kavanaugh allegation

Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson tied the sexual assault allegation against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh to a century-old plot by socialists.

Cooper debunks congressman's conspiracy theory (2017)

Rep. Paul Gosar claimed the white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, was some sort of left-wing plot. CNN's Randi Kaye spoke with the congressman.

Ford granted more time to decide on testimony

Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley agreed late Friday night to allow the woman who has accused Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault more time to decide whether to testify before Congress.

GOP Senate nominee: Kavanaugh accusation 'absurd' because they were drunk and assault attempt 'never went anywhere'

North Dakota GOP Senate nominee Kevin Cramer said on Friday that the accusation against Supreme Court pick B...

3 senators were in both Anita Hill's hearing and Brett Kavanaugh's

Capitol Hill has seen dozens of senators cycle through its halls over the years, but at least three had fron...

Judge orders Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross to testify in lawsuit challenging 2020 census question

Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross must sit for a deposition in a lawsuit against his department over its decisi...

US-China trade talks stall amid tariff standoff

Negotiations between the United States and China have stalled after President Donald Trump ordered new tarif...

See GOP lawmaker's crude joke mocking accuser

Rep. Ralph Norman (R-SC) made a crude joke about the sexual assault allegation made against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. Kavanaugh has denied the allegation.

Ted Cruz: Americans are 'Dreamers' also

Incumbent Republican Senator Ted Cruz talks about immigration at a debate against his Democratic challenger, Beto O'Rourke.

Claire McCaskill targeted by Islamophobic radio ad in Missouri Senate race

An ad airing on Missouri radio attempts to rally voters against incumbent Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill b...

White House furniture finds nouveau life in the Blue Room

Two hundred years ago, President James Monroe purchased 53 pieces of gilded French furniture for what is now...

Pompeo warns Iran over attacks on US in Iraq

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo issued a stark warning to Iran, telling CNN that Washington will take direct action against Tehran for any attacks, even those using proxy forces, against US interests.

Panetta: Trump operates by chaos

Former CIA Director Leon Panetta shares his thoughts about what might happen if President Trump were to fire Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein.

Pompeo threatens Iran, slams John Kerry

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo sits down with CNN's Elise Labott to talk about foreign policy with Iran and North Korea, his criticism of John Kerry and Bob Woodward's book.

Trump unleashes on Kavanaugh accuser

President Donald Trump, in a series of tweets Friday, deviated from his previously measured comments about t...

Brett Kavanaugh is the least popular Supreme Court nominee in 30 years

First things first: The theme song of the week is ...

Republicans worry Kavanaugh allegation could drive suburban women away in midterms

Republicans were already concerned that sexual assault allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavan...

Ben Carson ties Kavanaugh allegation to centuries-old socialist group

Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson on Friday tied the sexual assault allegation against Supr...

McConnell to conservatives: Don't get rattled

Senate Majority Leader McConnell said that Brett Kavanaugh, President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee, will be confirmed despite the allegation of sexual assault against him.

GOP senator is 'appalled' by Trump tweet

Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) responded to President Donald Trump's "inappropriate" tweet that questioned why Kavanaugh accuser Christine Blasey Ford did not report her alleged assault to authorities immediately after it occurred if it "was as bad as she says."

Beto O'Rourke and Ted Cruz spar over National Anthem protests, immigration in contentious debate

Republican Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas and his Democratic challenger, Rep. Beto O'Rourke, were asked Friday night...

Here's how Michael Cohen might be helpful to prosecutors

Michael Cohen has been making the rounds since his late-August guilty plea in federal court, offering himsel...

Trump tweets about Kavanaugh's accuser

President Donald Trump, in a series of tweets Friday, deviated from his previously measured comments about the woman who has accused his Supreme Court pick Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault, claiming that if the attack she alleges "was as bad as she says, charges would have been immediately filed with local Law Enforcement Authorities." CNN's Kaitlan Collins reports.

NYT: Rosenstein discussed 25th amendment

In the days after FBI Director James Comey's May 2017 firing, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein discussed wearing a "wire" to record conversations with President Donald Trump and recruiting Cabinet members to invoke the 25th Amendment to remove Trump from office, The New York Times reported.

Nielsen says FEMA's Brock Long will reimburse for misuse of government vehicles

Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen said Friday that Brock Long, the administrator for the Federal ...

Federal judge says 'meaningful closure' could be soon in family reunifications

The latest report from government and American Civil Liberties Union attorneys about reunifications of famil...

Trump vows to rid Justice Department of 'lingering stench'

President Donald Trump vowed Friday night to eradicate a "lingering stench" at the Justice Department, hours...

Man who threatened to shoot President Donald Trump captured in Ohio

A man who threatened to shoot President Donald Trump has been captured in Ohio, a law enforcement official t...

Panetta on Trump: 'We have been in a constitutional crisis'

Former CIA Director Leon Panetta on Friday said the US has been "in a constitutional crisis" under Donald Tr...

Rosenstein: 12 Russians charged with hacking

At a Department of Justice press conference, US Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein announced that 12 Russian intelligence officers have been charged with the DNC hacking and conspiring to interfere with the 2016 presidential election.

Reminder: The 25th Amendment requires political apocalypse

People are again talking about using the 25th Amendment as a means to remove President Donald Trump from off...

US changes course to allow Russian surveillance flyover

The United States has decided to certify a Russian aircraft to make a surveillance flight over the US under ...

Trump to award Medal of Honor to combat medic

President Donald Trump plans to award the Medal of Honor to a retired Army staff sergeant in recognition of ...

Murkowski says she's waiting until Ford testifies before she decides on Kavanaugh

Republican Sen. Lisa Murkowski told CNN on Friday she plans to wait until after Judge Brett Kavanaugh and Ch...

The week Brett Kavanaugh went from sure thing to not

A lot can change in a week in Washington.Seven days ago, Judge Brett Kavanaugh seemed certain to be t...

Kavanaugh's accuser is willing to testify

Amy Pope, Sr. Fellow at the Atlantic Council, explains why there's hesitation on Capitol Hill to order an investigation into Brett Kavanaugh's accuser.

Pompeo threatens Iran over attacks on US in Iraq

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo issued a stark warning to Iran Friday, telling CNN that Washington will take ...

This is Trump's model for losing Congress and winning re-election

Here's a silver lining for President Donald Trump if Republicans lose either of their majorities on Capitol ...

Biden reveals Anita Hill hearing regret

In an interview on NBC News, former Vice President Joe Biden reveals his biggest regret during Anita Hill's Senate hearing.

US Army unlikely to hit 2018 recruitment goal

Low unemployment combined with a strong economy means the US Army is unlikely to meet its recruitment goal f...

McConnell confident Kavanaugh will be confirmed: 'Don't get rattled'

Senate Majority Leader McConnell said Friday that Brett Kavanaugh, President Donald Trump's Supreme Court no...

Republican super PAC boosts spending in Likely and Lean Republican districts

Entering the stretch run of the 2018 midterm elections, the ad wars are escalating. One major Republican gro...

Susan Collins 'appalled' by Trump's tweet about Christine Blasey Ford

Sen. Susan Collins said she is "appalled" by a tweet from President Donald Trump ...

The 35 most mind-blowing lines from Donald Trump's Las Vegas speech

President Donald Trump was in Las Vegas on Thursday night to headline a campaign rally for Sen. Dean Heller,...

Trump questions validity of Kavanaugh accuser

President Trump deviated from his previously measured comments about Christine Blasey Ford, the woman who has accused his Supreme Court pick Brett Kavanugh of sexual assault, tweeting a claim that if the attack she alleges "was as bad as she says, charges would have been immediately filed with local Law Enforcement Authorities."

Why Colorado's 6th district is 2018 battleground

In the past, Democrats have poured millions of dollars in Colorado's 6th District to unseat incumbent Rep. Mike Coffman (R-CO), with little success. Now, Democratic challenger and combat veteran Jason Crow is on the ballot, and strategists say if he can win, Democrats can feel confident about taking back the House. CNN's Dana Bash reports.

Georgia district is ordered to redo primary election after voting errors

A judge said he will order a Georgia Legislature district to redo a primary election between two Republicans...

Puerto Rico governor.: We're treated like second-class citizens

During an interview on the one-year anniversary of Hurricane Maria, Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rossello says that Puerto Ricans are treated like second-class citizens.

Female friends defend Kavanaugh against sexual assault allegation

A group of women who identified themselves as friends and former colleagues of Brett Kavanaugh defended the ...

Christine Blasey Ford to speak with FBI about death threats

Christine Blasey Ford, the woman who has accused Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault, will speak to the FBI on...

Kavanaugh accuser Christine Blasey Ford willing to testify

Christine Blasey Ford opened the possibility she would testify before Congress about her accusation of sexual assault against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. CNN's Jeff Zeleny reports.

Most people don't report sexual harassment and a majority think that's a real problem

President Donald Trump has called into question whether Christine Blasey Ford was actually attacked by Brett...

Trump backs away from demand to declassify documents related to Russia investigation

President Donald Trump on Friday appeared to back away from his earlier demand for the "immediate declassifi...

Melania Trump's spokeswoman reprimanded for Hatch Act violation

Stephanie Grisham, communications director for first lady Melania Trump, was issued a warning letter from th...

Trump: Why didn't accuser call FBI?

In an interview with Fox News before a rally in Las Vegas, President Donald Trump questions why Brett Kavanaugh's accuser didn't contact the authorities 36 years ago after the alleged assault.

'I think I got it in '91,' Joe Biden says of Anita Hill hearing

Former Vice President Joe Biden said Friday that he understood at the time of the Anita Hill hearing the gra...

Recaps and previews: The week in politics, GIF'd

While the news surrounding Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh ...

'No record' response raises questions about Democratic candidate's claim in security clearance form controversy

The law enforcement arm of the United States Postal Service says that it has no record of receiving an offic...

Where negotiations stand between Kavanaugh's accuser and Republicans

The impasse is broken -- sort of.After days of communicating through sternly worded letters and media...

US sanctions Chinese military for buying Russian weapons

The US imposed sanctions Thursday against China's military for its purchases of Russian military equipment i...

Woman who flipped off Trump runs for office

Juli Briskman, who was fired from her job after flipping off President Trump's motorcade, is now running for a seat on the Loudoun County Board of Supervisors in Virginia.

Trump questions why Kavanaugh accuser didn't call the FBI after alleged assault

President Donald Trump deviated from his previously measured comments about the woman who has accused his Su...

Trump suggests allies are concerned about release of Russia documents

President Donald Trump suggested that some of the information related to the Russia investigation that he so...

Ford seeks to shift the balance of power in Kavanaugh drama

Christine Blasey Ford is seeking answers to a question that could define the rest of her life -- one that de...

Foreign hackers target Senators' Gmail accounts

The personal Gmail accounts of an unspecified number of US senators and Senate staff have been targeted by foreign government hackers, a Google spokesperson confirmed to CNN.

Lawyer for Kavanaugh accuser says Monday hearing would be a 'deal breaker'

Debra Katz, an attorney for the woman who has accused Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assaul...

Will Democrats take the House? Watch this district. It has everything.

Republican Rep. Mike Coffman is sitting in a church communicating with a group of Spanish-speaking parishion...

South Carolina congressman jokes about Kavanaugh sexual assault controversy

Rep. Ralph Norman opened up a debate between himself and Democratic challenger Archie Parnell on Thursday af...

San Juan mayor: Hurricane Maria is Trump's Katrina

The Democratic mayor of San Juan, Puerto Rico, slammed President Donald Trump on Thursday, telling Anderson ...

Ford lawyers say she is open to testifying, but not Monday

Christine Blasey Ford opened the possibility she would testify before Congress about her accusation of sexua...

ABC: Cohen has done interviews with Mueller

Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump's former attorney, has spoken with special counsel Robert Mueller's team several times over the past month, ABC News reports.

34 more separated kids released; hundreds remain in custody

More than 100 children who may never be reunited with their parents remain in the custody of the government ...

ABC: Michael Cohen has done multiple interviews with Mueller team

Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump's former attorney, has spoken with special counsel Robert Mueller's te...

Maine senator's office among those deluged with Kavanaugh calls

As the nomination process of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court has reached a crescendo in the last week, ...

John Bolton: US is going on the offensive against cyberattacks

The White House issued a warning to foreign adversaries Thursday that offensive cyber operations are now a p...

Senators' Gmail accounts targeted by foreign hackers

The personal Gmail accounts of an unspecified number of US senators and Senate staff have been targeted by f...

Protesters arrested outside Grassley's office

Protesters opposed to the confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court targeted the offices of swing vote Republican senators to pressure them to vote against Kavanaugh, who is denying allegations he sexually assaulted a teen when they were both in high school in the 1980s.

More than 50 arrested on Capitol Hill after Senate office Kavanaugh protests

Dozens of protesters opposed to the confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court targeted the office...

This group is helping Democrats build a bench of talent deep in Trump country

When Terri McKinnon decided to take the plunge and run for office for the first time, she quickly felt like ...

Dolly Parton is a one-woman 'Schoolhouse Rock' on her song about women's right to vote

For her latest song, Dolly Parton turned the story of women receiving the right to vote in the US into music...

Ford's family issues statement of support

The family of Christine Blasey Ford, the woman who is accusing Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexu...

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