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Kushner testified he did not recall any campaign WikiLeaks contact

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 01:29:24 GMT

White House senior adviser Jared Kushner told congressional Russia investigators that he did not communicate with WikiLeaks and did not recall anyone on the Trump campaign who had, a source with knowledge of his testimony told CNN.(image)


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Analysis: Why did Trump attack Franken but stay quiet on Moore?

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 21:40:29 GMT

When it comes to making sense of President Donald Trump's public statements, especially his tweets, the first rule is to not think too hard. Trump is not operating out of a secret genius playbook. There is no game theory reasoning in effect here.(image)


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Should Democrats turn their backs on Bill Clinton?

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 20:26:19 GMT

Let's get these two things out the way: First, the overriding and unfortunate lesson of recent American politics is that if presidential candidates and presidents accused of sexual misconduct just stay the course, they'll either get elected or survive in office. There's a Democrat named Clinton and a Republican named Trump who bear that out.(image)


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Washington tells time in political bombshells

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 16:17:31 GMT

A day of scandal, laced with new claims of sexual misconduct, the taint of corruption, and the spectacle of political legacies being carved and destroyed in real time, contained a hidden marvel.(image)


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Alabama GOP continues to support Moore in face of allegations

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 20:29:22 GMT

A group of Alabama Republican women led by Kayla Moore gathered Friday to defend her husband, Senate nominee Roy Moore, in the wake of sexual allegations against him.(image)


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White House waits for McConnell to spell out Alabama options

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 20:20:58 GMT

The top Republican in the Senate plans to urge President Donald Trump to help contain the damage in the Alabama Senate race, though administration officials cautioned that Trump remains hesitant to get involved as the scandal surrounding Roy Moore grows.(image)


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Can Franken survive?

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 15:48:17 GMT

Minnesota Democratic Sen. Al Franken's political future is decidedly dicey in the wake of reports that he forcibly kissed and groped a woman named Leeann Tweeden during a 2006 USO tour of the Middle East.(image)


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Trump adds five to his Supreme Court list -- but there's still no vacancy

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 23:38:20 GMT

President Donald Trump took the unusual step Friday of adding names to the roster of potential Supreme Court justices he distributed during his run for office, even though the court has no current vacancies and no justices have announced their intentions to retire.(image)


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Franken, Moore assault allegations dredge up accusations against Trump

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 23:47:33 GMT

As a swirl of sexual impropriety allegations roil Washington, President Donald Trump's top aides are trying to inoculate him from comparisons with the stories of more than a dozen women who have accused Trump of sexual misconduct.(image)


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Florida's top Democrat resigns after claims of 'inappropriate behavior'

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 01:09:02 GMT

The head of Florida's Democratic Party resigned Friday on the heels of a Politico report alleging he had engaged in inappropriate and demeaning behavior toward women.(image)


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Sessions jokes: 'Is Ambassador Kislyak in the room?'

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 22:31:48 GMT

Standing before a friendly audience of conservative lawyers Friday afternoon at the Mayflower Hotel, Attorney General Jeff Sessions addressed the elephant in the room.(image)


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State Dept spokeswoman: 'Sure, there's a morale issue in this building'

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 22:30:15 GMT

State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert acknowledged Friday that that there is a morale problem in the agency and offered this advice to workers: "Don't give up."(image)


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WH official: 'Appropriate' for Sen. Johnson to have concerns on tax bill

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 22:22:29 GMT

A White House official said Thursday that it is "appropriate" for Wisconsin Sen. Ron Johnson to have concerns about the tax reform package being pushed by the White House.(image)


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What's next for the Republican tax plan: All eyes move to the Senate

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 22:03:46 GMT

Senate Republicans are poised to return after the Thanksgiving break and begin debating their tax bill on the floor, but don't expect the body to move forward without a bit more controversy.(image)


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Poor record-keeping hindering Zinke travel investigation, IG says

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 15:00:29 GMT

The Interior Department's internal watchdog has chastised agency officials for poor record-keeping as she investigates Secretary Ryan Zinke's travel expenses.(image)


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Gillibrand: Bill Clinton should have resigned over Lewinsky affair

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 04:39:07 GMT

New York Democratic Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand believes that former President Bill Clinton should have resigned in light of the Lewinsky affair.(image)


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US allies frustrated by Trump as they lobby hard to keep Iran deal

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 06:02:06 GMT

US allies campaigning hard in the halls of Congress to preserve the Iran nuclear deal are finding the process frustrating and confounding.(image)


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Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey will vote for Roy Moore

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 20:53:25 GMT

Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey said Friday she plans to vote for Republican Roy Moore in the state's Senate special election on December 12.(image)


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Trump blasts Franken but stays silent on Moore

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 04:07:33 GMT

President Donald Trump, who has largely stayed mum on the allegations of sexual misconduct against Alabama Senate Republican candidate Roy Moore, blasted Democratic Sen. Al Franken Thursday night after a woman said he groped and kissed her without her consent.(image)


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Senate tax reform bill advances out of committee

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 04:01:31 GMT

The Senate Finance Committee approved the $1.5 trillion Republican tax overhaul proposal late Thursday night after four days of markup.(image)


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Special counsel subpoenas Trump campaign for more documents

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 03:19:53 GMT

Special counsel Robert Mueller has issued a subpoena to the Trump campaign for more Russia-related documents, a source familiar with the matter tells CNN.(image)


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Democrats, liberal groups on the defensive following Franken allegations

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 12:38:48 GMT

Democrats and allied liberal groups are on the defensive -- and cautiously weighing their next steps -- amid new allegations of sexual harassment and assault against Minnesota Sen. Al Franken.(image)


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Homeland Security's head of community outreach resigns over past controversial comments on black community, Islam

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 00:36:00 GMT

Rev. Jamie Johnson resigned Thursday as the head of faith-based and neighborhood partnerships at the Department of Homeland Security after a CNN KFile report revealed inflammatory past comments he made about the black community and Islam.(image)


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Who's in charge at DOJ if Sessions leaves?

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 18:09:32 GMT

Jeff Sessions loves his job as US attorney general, but powerful Republicans keep floating his name as the party's favorite write-in candidate for the Alabama Senate race.(image)


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Inspectors general are in demand during the Trump era

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 11:05:14 GMT

In the Trump era, the sometimes-obscure role of inspector general is taking a turn in the spotlight.(image)


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Trump set to pardon ... a turkey

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 21:50:01 GMT

The White House announced President Donald Trump will employ his pardoning powers next week -- on two turkeys, as is the tradition around this time of year.(image)


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White House: Trump thinks Alabama voters should decide Moore's fate

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 22:10:42 GMT

White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said President Donald Trump finds the allegations against Roy Moore "very troubling" and believes Moore's fate should rest in the hands of Alabama voters.(image)


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Trump to UCLA players: 'You're welcome'

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 13:21:13 GMT

President Donald Trump on Thursday morning accepted the appreciation of three UCLA basketball players accused of shoplifting in China, offering some fatherly advice while also thanking his Chinese counterpart.(image)


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