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March for Our Lives

13 min 36 sec ago

Investigation launched into how Shulkin staffer got top VA hospital job

2 hours 55 min ago
At least one investigation has been launched into how a senior adviser to Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin hired on a temporary basis ended up with a coveted job leading a Washington, DC, veterans hospital, CNN has learned.

Students hold March for Our Lives events in Washington and across US

4 hours 39 min ago
Survivors of the deadly shooting rampage at a Parkland, Florida, high school are set to lead thousands Saturday in a March for Our Lives on Washington, delivering their impassioned pleas for stricter gun control law to the nation.

World wary as Trump turns to hardliners Bolton and Pompeo

7 hours 24 min ago
President Donald Trump's decision to bring on John Bolton as national security adviser jolted the usually careful diplomatic world enough that a few unusually frank adjectives slipped out.

White House announces policy to ban most transgender persons from serving in military

11 hours 22 min ago
The White House on Friday announced a policy to ban most transgender persons from serving in the US military.

Stormy Daniels' lawyer: Disc tweet is 'warning shot' to Trump

12 hours 54 min ago
The lawyer representing the porn star suing President Donald Trump called a tweet he posted of an apparent data disc a "warning shot" to the President.

McCabe in WaPo op-ed: Accusations of lack of candor are 'not true'

13 hours 10 min ago
Former Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe is speaking out about his recent firing, saying the allegations of "lack of candor" against him are "not true."

Trump moves closer to banning bump fire stocks

13 hours 56 min ago
President Donald Trump announced on Friday that his administration will issue a new rule banning bump fire stocks, a gun accessory that makes it easier to fire rounds quickly from a semi-automatic weapon, mimicking automatic fire.

'March for Our Lives' organizers: 'It's an issue of life and death'

14 hours 5 min ago
Organizers of an anti-gun violence march expected to draw large numbers of protesters to Washington this weekend told CNN's Jake Tapper on Friday that their cause is not a partisan issue.

Khizr Khan makes personal appeal to Supreme Court on travel ban

14 hours 9 min ago
Gold Star father Khizr Khan wrote a personal appeal to the Supreme Court on Friday to strike down President Donald Trump's travel ban, using his family's story to argue the ban is unconstitutional and "desecrates" his son's sacrifice.

The Point: The 29(!) major Trump headlines this week

14 hours 19 min ago
Monday feels like a decade ago.

Exclusive: Inside the base that would oversee a US nuclear strike

14 hours 24 min ago
If the unthinkable happens and a nuclear exchange between the US and North Korea or Russia happens, President Donald Trump will rely on a secure underground facility at a base in the middle of the United States to carry out his orders.

Ex-Cambridge Analytica staff say Bolton super PAC used compromised Facebook data

Fri, 03/23/2018 - 23:34
One of the first uses of a trove of Facebook data on tens of millions of Americans that has thrown Facebook and Cambridge Analytica into crisis this week was in 2014 by a super PAC run by John Bolton, President Donald Trump's new national security adviser, two former Cambridge Analytica employees told CNN.

John Bolton has decade-long association with anti-Islam activist Pamela Geller

Fri, 03/23/2018 - 22:34
John Bolton, Donald Trump's pick to be the next national security adviser, has a decade-long history of associating with anti-Islam activist Pamela Geller.

Melania Trump rides solo to Air Force One, again

Fri, 03/23/2018 - 22:28
The day after a CNN interview with a former Playboy model who claims to have had a 10-month affair with her husband, first lady Melania Trump opted to leave President Donald Trump alone for the ride from the White House to Andrews Air Force Base.

Chef José Andrés and various DC restaurants are serving up free food at March for Our Lives

Fri, 03/23/2018 - 22:26
Students attending the March for Our Lives in Washington this Saturday will probably work up an appetite. The DC food scene has got them covered.

The 26 oddest lines from Donald Trump's totally bizarro omnibus signing announcement

Fri, 03/23/2018 - 22:18
After threatening a veto via Twitter on Friday morning, President Donald Trump -- flanked by several of his favorite (for now) Cabinet secretaries -- announced he had signed the $1.3 trillion budget bill that will keep the government funded and open through September.

Trump's National Security Council recommends expelling Russian diplomats

Fri, 03/23/2018 - 22:12
President Donald Trump is expected to receive a recommendation from his National Security Council on Friday that he expel a yet-to-be-determined number of Russian diplomats from the US in response to the poisonings of a former spy and his daughter on UK soil, a source with knowledge of the situation told CNN.

The Trump era has been very good to Iraq War hawks

Fri, 03/23/2018 - 22:03
Fifteen years and a few days after the war began, the Iraq hawks are flying high again -- thanks mostly to President Donald Trump, who has called the invasion a mistake but on Thursday night made one of its leading proponents, John Bolton, his national security adviser.

CIA lobbies for Trump's director pick on Twitter as senators raise concerns

Fri, 03/23/2018 - 21:58
The Central Intelligence Agency has taken to Twitter as it makes the hard sell for Gina Haspel, President Donald Trump's pick to be next director, to be confirmed.

Four things we learned about Mario Cuomo from Chris Cuomo

Fri, 03/23/2018 - 21:41
You know him as the face of CNN's morning lineup and Chris Cuomo, co-anchor of "New Day," credits his fight for a "good argument" from his family.

Congressional Democrats plan to join 'March for Our Lives' in Washington and at home

Fri, 03/23/2018 - 21:33
Many of the Democrats who've been urging stricter gun control legislation will join throngs of students Saturday as they gather in Washington and elsewhere for "March for Our Lives" demonstration.

Taylor Swift voices support for gun reform ahead of 'March for Our Lives'

Fri, 03/23/2018 - 21:32
Taylor Swift voiced her support for Saturday's "March for Our Lives" in an Instagram post on Friday, and said that she made a donation to the campaign to "support gun reform."

Melania Trump honors International Women of Courage at State Dept.

Fri, 03/23/2018 - 21:12
First lady Melania Trump made public remarks at the State Department's International Women of Courage award ceremony Friday, defining courage as "what sets apart the heroes from the rest" and highlighting the women honorees she called "heroes who walk among us."

The real reasons Congress can't act on guns or immigration

Fri, 03/23/2018 - 21:00
Democratic Sen. Dick Durbin has spent the last six months attempting to do the impossible: find a solution inside the US Capitol to an immigration quagmire.

Jimmy Carter briefed by White House on North Korea

Fri, 03/23/2018 - 20:43
Former President Jimmy Carter is keeping tabs on the situation in North Korea and is willing to help, if needed.

A timeline of DACA offers Trump has rejected

Fri, 03/23/2018 - 19:40
President Donald Trump argued Friday that Democrats have stood in the way of DACA recipients gaining permanent legal status, while casting Republicans as would-be saviors.

The President's doctor is getting promoted

Fri, 03/23/2018 - 18:50
Dr. Ronny Jackson, the presidential physician who has served under three presidents, has been nominated for a promotion.

Trump says US close to trade deal with South Korea

Fri, 03/23/2018 - 18:46
President Donald Trump said Friday that the United States is close to striking a trade deal with South Korea, an achievement that would mark an end to the free trade agreement between the two countries.

Woman admits accusations against Broward County sheriff are 'fake'

Fri, 03/23/2018 - 18:37
A woman who accused Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel in a series of videos of having an affair with her when she was 17 and forcing her to get an abortion admitted her allegations are false, according to Politico.

Is the return of government gun research near?

Fri, 03/23/2018 - 18:21
The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention may be back in the gun violence research business.

DiGenova role on President's legal team in flux

Fri, 03/23/2018 - 18:11
Veteran Washington attorney Joseph diGenova's role as part of President Donald Trump's legal team is still in question, according to two sources familiar with the matter.

Feinstein says she's 'very wary' of Haspel as CIA director

Fri, 03/23/2018 - 18:00
Sen. Dianne Feinstein on Friday toughened her stance against Gina Haspel, President Donald Trump's pick to be CIA director, saying she was "very wary" of promoting someone to run the agency who was involved in the George W. Bush administration's controversial CIA detention and interrogation program.

Trump's veto threat on spending bill gives ammo to conservative candidates in GOP primaries

Fri, 03/23/2018 - 17:54
President Donald Trump's Friday tweet threatening to veto the $1.3 trillion spending bill has intensified a battle already being waged in key Republican Senate primaries over the measure.

Trump to sign spending bill, sources say

Fri, 03/23/2018 - 17:51
President Donald Trump will sign the $1.3 trillion spending bill he previously threatened to veto, two sources tell CNN.

Democrats poke Trump over veto threat

Fri, 03/23/2018 - 17:22
President Donald Trump threatened Friday to veto the $1.3 trillion spending bill passed by Congress -- a move Democrats appear confused by or are laughing it off.

Fall Out Boy, G-Eazy to headline gun violence prevention show ahead of 'March For Our Lives'

Fri, 03/23/2018 - 16:52
Fall Out Boy and rapper G-Eazy are set to headline a concert Friday night in Washington, DC, that will benefit gun violence prevention groups ahead of Saturday's "March For Our Lives."

Government funding bill includes new measures to punish Russia

Fri, 03/23/2018 - 16:49
Deep inside the 2,232 pages of text that make up the newly passed $1.3 trillion bill to keep the federal government open is a direct message to President Donald Trump: Russia needs to be punished.

Former Bush-era diplomat tweets that you should be scared, very scared

Fri, 03/23/2018 - 16:49
A high-ranking official from former President George W. Bush's State Department shared a dire assessment of the current geopolitical state of affairs, calling it "the most perilous moment in modern American history."

9 takeaways from Karen McDougal's interview

Fri, 03/23/2018 - 16:44
Former Playboy model Karen McDougal dropped several bombshell allegations in her sit-down with Anderson Cooper to discuss -- for the first time on TV -- her alleged 10-month affair with Donald Trump before he became President.

House Energy and Commerce committee request Zuckerberg testify

Fri, 03/23/2018 - 16:14
Bipartisan leaders of the House Energy and Commerce Committee sent a letter to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg Friday requesting that he testify before the committee.

Trump is radically transforming his White House. He's been president for 1 year

Fri, 03/23/2018 - 15:53
In the last 16 days, President Donald Trump has replaced his top economic adviser, his top foreign policy adviser and his top national security adviser.

Trump threatens a shutdown

Fri, 03/23/2018 - 15:33

RNC has spent more than $424,000 at Trump properties so far this year

Fri, 03/23/2018 - 15:15
The Republican National Committee spent over $424,000 at Trump properties in the first two months of 2018, according to Federal Election Commission documents.

DOJ: Iranians hacked thousands of US professors

Fri, 03/23/2018 - 15:02
The Trump administration alleged Friday that Iranian government-linked hackers broke into the accounts of roughly 8,000 professors at hundreds of US and foreign universities, as well as private companies and government entities, to steal massive amounts of data and intellectual property.

Conway now says she'd be open to WH communications director job

Fri, 03/23/2018 - 14:49
Kellyanne Conway signaled Friday she'd be open to taking the White House communications director job, in a marked departure from her earlier comments on the job, telling "Fox & Friends," "I'm here to support the President however he sees is most important."

Conway: 'Get with the program or get out'

Fri, 03/23/2018 - 14:24
Counselor to the President Kellyanne Conway's warning to those who want to work in the White House is simple: "Get with the program or get out."

Trump threatens to veto omnibus over DACA

Fri, 03/23/2018 - 14:10
President Donald Trump threatened Friday to veto the omnibus spending bill passed by Congress just after midnight, citing concerns the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.

Parkland students arrive in Washington ahead of March for Our Lives

Fri, 03/23/2018 - 13:53
Students who survived last month's deadly school shooting in South Florida are in the nation's capital Friday, ready for face-to-face meetings with lawmakers a day ahead of a massive teen-led march for gun control.

Duckworth slams Bolton's pick as national security adviser

Fri, 03/23/2018 - 13:30
Iraq War veteran Sen. Tammy Duckworth slammed John Bolton's selection as national security adviser over his role in that conflict.

Bolton on: bombing Iran, North Korea, Russia and the Iraq War

Fri, 03/23/2018 - 12:58
John Bolton said on Thursday that his past policy statements are "behind me" and that, after taking over next month as President Donald Trump's national security adviser, "The important thing is what the President says and the advice I give him."

The Point: This White House just keeps not telling the truth over and over and over again

Fri, 03/23/2018 - 12:38
Seven days before national security adviser H.R. McMaster "resigned," President Donald Trump insisted that reports that McMaster was on his way out as part of a broader staff shakeup were totally and completely wrong.

Trump pushes House Intel report findings

Fri, 03/23/2018 - 11:31
President Donald Trump on Friday promoted the House Intelligence Committee's findings on Russian meddling in the 2016 election as a way to vindicate himself from the investigation into potential collusion between his campaign and Russia.

Interview on alleged affair tests Trump's vow of silence

Fri, 03/23/2018 - 07:25
The question now is whether President Donald Trump can hold his tongue -- or his tweets -- amid a gathering storm of televised allegations and court gambits about his sexual conduct.

Barack Obama gets a traditional nose-rubbing welcome in New Zealand

Fri, 03/23/2018 - 05:50
Former President Barack Obama got up close and personal with some native New Zealanders.

Idaho senator holds up bill over political rivalry with deceased governor

Fri, 03/23/2018 - 05:04
As Congress raced toward another spending deadline, most were watching Sen. Rand Paul's objections to a proposed spending plan. But another Republican was creating more headaches for GOP leaders: Sen. James Risch of Idaho.

Bolton's move to White House signals a more hawkish turn

Fri, 03/23/2018 - 03:46
John Bolton promised President Donald Trump that "he wouldn't start any wars" if he were hired to be the third national security adviser at the White House in just 14 months -- a claim that generated skepticism across Washington.

McDougal on Trump's 'Access Hollywood' tape: 'Not the man that I knew'

Fri, 03/23/2018 - 02:19
Karen McDougal said she had a 10-month affair with Donald Trump before he was President, and while "disgusted" by his comments that surfaced during the 2016 campaign about grabbing women's genitals, she said it was not the Trump she knew.

Bolton says his past comments are now behind him as he gears up for White House role

Fri, 03/23/2018 - 02:06
Newly named White House national security adviser John Bolton tried to distance himself from his past statements on Thursday, mere minutes after being named President Donald Trump's new top national security aide.

Trump hires a talking head - again

Fri, 03/23/2018 - 02:05

McDougal says she was intimate with Trump 'many dozens' of times

Fri, 03/23/2018 - 01:50
Karen McDougal confirmed to CNN in an interview on Thursday that she had a 10-month sexual relationship with Donald Trump before he was President, saying they were together "many dozens of times."

CIA paints a fuller picture of director nominee Gina Haspel's biography

Fri, 03/23/2018 - 01:38
Gina Haspel, President Donald Trump's pick to be CIA director, grew up on US Air Force bases overseas, is a fan of Johnny Cash and had her first day in the CIA's Counterterrorism Center on Sept. 11, 2001.

Karen McDougal's message to Melania Trump: 'I'm sorry'

Fri, 03/23/2018 - 01:27
A former Playboy model who is alleging an affair more than a decade ago with President Donald Trump apologized to his wife, first lady Melania Trump, in an interview Thursday evening.

House Judiciary chairman subpoenas DOJ for Clinton email and McCabe, FISA documents

Fri, 03/23/2018 - 01:00
The chairman of the House Judiciary Committee subpoenaed the Justice Department on Thursday seeking documents related to a trio of recent controversial decisions made by the FBI, including the decision in 2016 to not charge Hillary Clinton after the probe of her email server and the internal recommendation by an FBI office to fire former FBI Deputy Directory Andrew McCabe, his office announced.

READ: H.R. McMaster's departure email to the NSC

Fri, 03/23/2018 - 00:22
National security adviser H.R. McMaster has agreed to resign and will be replaced by former US ambassador and Fox News analyst John Bolton, President Donald Trump announced in a tweet on Thursday.

What does the spending bill do for gun violence research?

Fri, 03/23/2018 - 00:18
Democrats are touting that the massive new spending bill will now allow the federal government to conduct gun violence research, but Republicans argue such research was never prevented in the first place.

Bannon says he doesn't remember purchasing Facebook data at Cambridge Analytica

Thu, 03/22/2018 - 23:37
Former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon said Thursday that he "doesn't remember" purchasing personal information from Facebook while working for the data firm Cambridge Analytica.

Trump replaces H.R. McMaster as national security adviser with John Bolton

Thu, 03/22/2018 - 23:36
President Donald Trump's national security adviser H.R. McMaster has agreed to resign, a White House official announced on Thursday.

Bannon: If Kelly leaves the White House, I don't think there will be another chief of staff

Thu, 03/22/2018 - 22:41
Former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon said Thursday that if John Kelly, the current White House chief of staff, were to leave, Bannon does "not believe there will be another chief of staff."

Congress blocks DeVos agenda in spending bill

Thu, 03/22/2018 - 22:34
Some significant proposals championed by Education Secretary Betsy DeVos and President Donald Trump were rejected in the $1.3 trillion spending bill that's making its way through Congress.

Woman suing over Trump affair story to appear on CNN

Thu, 03/22/2018 - 22:18
Karen McDougal, who reportedly signed an agreement in 2016 compelling her silence about an affair with President Donald Trump years prior, is scheduled to appear on CNN Thursday night.

More anti-Muslim, conspiratorial tweets emerge from Trump's pick for top UN migration job

Thu, 03/22/2018 - 22:15
Ken Isaacs, the Trump administration pick to head the international organization that coordinates assistance to migrants worldwide, once wrote on Twitter that Austria and Switzerland should consider building a wall in the Alps to keep refugees out.

Rand Paul is live-tweeting the omnibus spending bill

Thu, 03/22/2018 - 22:13
Sen. Rand Paul doesn't like Congress' omnibus spending bill, and he wants you to know it.

Intercept: Saudi crown prince bragged about Kushner relationship

Thu, 03/22/2018 - 20:56
Jared Kushner, tasked by his boss and father-in-law, President Donald Trump, with mediating Middle East peace early in the administration, has so far staked a bulk of those efforts on the ascendant Saudi crown prince, Mohammed bin Salman.

Trump jokes on advice to his younger self: 'Don't run for president'

Thu, 03/22/2018 - 20:36
President Donald Trump had some surprising advice to his younger self: "Don't run for president."

Susan Collins can tell you why not to trust a promise in Washington

Thu, 03/22/2018 - 20:35
You can't trust a promise on Capitol Hill. It just doesn't ever seem to work out.

Why Donald Trump's China tariffs are likely to be a bad thing for him

Thu, 03/22/2018 - 20:04
On Thursday, President Donald Trump announced a series of tariffs totaling $50 billion against China, the second time this month he has instituted tariffs. (The first were on steel and aluminum and not specifically directed at China.)

What's not in the omnibus is what matters most

Thu, 03/22/2018 - 19:38
It's closing time on Capitol Hill.

25 years ago, Republicans were more educated than Democrats. Now it's the opposite, study says

Thu, 03/22/2018 - 19:38
The more educated you are, the more likely you are to have Democratic leanings, a new Pew Research survey shows. However, it wasn't always that way.

Why the Biden-Trump feud of 2018 might be a preview of 2020

Thu, 03/22/2018 - 19:30
President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden are engaging in a war of words about beating each other up.

Spending bill would raise federal jury duty pay

Thu, 03/22/2018 - 18:58
The massive congressional spending bill that would fund the federal government through September includes a proposal that would increase the daily rate for someone who serves on federal jury duty.

Trump says he still 'would like to' testify before Mueller

Thu, 03/22/2018 - 18:50
President Donald Trump told reporters on Thursday that he would still "like to" testify before special counsel Robert Mueller, who is investigating alleged ties between the Trump campaign and Russia's 2016 election meddling as well as potential obstruction of justice charges.

Tillerson calls Washington a 'mean spirited town' in farewell speech

Thu, 03/22/2018 - 18:49
Outgoing Secretary of State Rex Tillerson called Washington a "very mean-spirited town" in his goodbye address to State Department staff on Thursday.

US dropped charges against seven Turkish bodyguards over DC brawl before Tillerson trip

Thu, 03/22/2018 - 18:34
The US has dropped charges against 11 of the 15 bodyguards for Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan who were indicted after a brawl with protesters outside the country's embassy in Washington last May, a spokesperson for the US Attorney in DC told CNN on Thursday.

Dowd's resignation tells you a lot about Trump's mindset

Thu, 03/22/2018 - 18:11
The resignation of John Dowd, Donald Trump's top personal attorney, is the latest -- and largest -- signal that the President of the United States is shifting his strategy in regards special counsel Bob Mueller's ongoing probe of Russian meddling in the 2016 election.

Schwarzenegger says Kasich should run in 2020

Thu, 03/22/2018 - 18:00
Former California Republican Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger isn't shy about saying who he wants to challenge President Donald Trump in 2020.

#TBT: FDR makes wine and beer legal

Thu, 03/22/2018 - 17:40
Raise a mildly alcoholic glass to President Franklin Roosevelt, who on this day in 1933 signed the Cullen-Harrison Act, which legalized the sale of beer and wine with up to 3.2 percent alcohol. Prohibition smohibition, as they say. (They do not actually say that. Do not start saying that.)

Dem candidate recounts her history with gun violence in new ad to air during gun control march

Thu, 03/22/2018 - 17:35
A Democratic congressional candidate in South Florida is releasing a new advertisement recounting the loss of her father to gun violence that will run during the March for Our Lives, a nationwide demonstration this weekend to demand an end to gun violence.

Today in politics

Thu, 03/22/2018 - 17:07

House Intel votes along party lines to release GOP report

Thu, 03/22/2018 - 16:48
The House Intelligence Committee voted along party lines Thursday to release the Republican report on Russian meddling, after it goes through the declassification process.

Stormy Daniels tells friend: This is a 'nightmare'

Thu, 03/22/2018 - 16:43
Stormy Daniels is everywhere: Her smiling face is all over magazines and cable news. She is touring the country on a tour branded "Make America Horny Again." She looks like she's having fun.

Dowd resigns as Trump's lawyer

Thu, 03/22/2018 - 16:31
President Donald Trump's lead lawyer, John Dowd, has resigned from the President's personal legal team handling the response to the Russia investigation, according to The New York Times and The Washington Post.

Capitol Chill: Flake, Booker engage in snowball 'duel'

Thu, 03/22/2018 - 16:19
Capitol Hill is no stranger to partisan clashes, but on Thursday, the East Lawn saw a different kind of battle: a snowball fight.

Courts were unfair to boy who brought clock to school

Thu, 03/22/2018 - 16:12
Young people of color are disproportionately disciplined and singled out in America's classrooms, and the American judicial system is turning a blind eye.