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Trump's outlook going from bad to worse

Thu, 30 Mar 2017 09:08:37 GMT

As the White House scans Washington for a bounce-back win after the Obamacare imbroglio, the political forecast is promising only heavy weather.(image)


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Senate Russia hearing could offer clues to investigation

Thu, 30 Mar 2017 11:14:29 GMT

The Senate intelligence committee has run a steady and low-key investigation into Russia's interference in the US elections and communications with the campaign of President Donald Trump, but Thursday marks the panel's first public hearing, which could offer some insights into where senators are thinking in private.(image)


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Ivanka Trump makes White House job official

Thu, 30 Mar 2017 05:01:03 GMT

Ivanka Trump is changing course and will become a government employee in the coming days, a White House official told CNN Wednesday.(image)


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McCain threatens shutdown if continuing resolution is on the table

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 19:42:35 GMT

Sen. John McCain said Wednesday he will do whatever it takes to make sure that military spending is increased in the next spending bill even if that means shutting down the government.(image)


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What the 'deconstruction of the administrative state' really looks like

Thu, 30 Mar 2017 11:09:38 GMT

Donald Trump's budget proposal was a statement of intent. And his actions this week were a down payment.(image)


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After saying there was no Obamacare plan B, GOP now considering a plan B

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 17:15:51 GMT

Republicans insisted they had no "Plan B" for their plan to repeal and replace Obamacare. But a few days later, after crashing into what might be the new third rail of American politics, Republicans are talking publicly and privately about ... Plan B.(image)


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Filibuster, nuclear option loom over Gorsuch

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 11:37:51 GMT

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced Tuesday that Neil Gorsuch will be confirmed to the Supreme Court next Friday, confidently dismissing Democratic efforts to block the nominee knowing the GOP can use the "nuclear option" to get past the Democrats' filibuster if needed.(image)


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Comey: I know when I'm going to cause a 'storm'

Thu, 30 Mar 2017 09:25:00 GMT

FBI Director James Comey said Wednesday his agency makes its decisions on a nonpartisan basis and said he doesn't care about the political backlash of the choices he makes.(image)


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April Ryan asked the most important question of the Trump presidency

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 20:28:20 GMT

After a contentious -- and some said condescending, sexist and racist -- back-and-forth with White House reporter April Ryan at a press briefing Tuesday, Sean Spicer tried to get over the dust-up at the Wednesday briefing.(image)


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Tillerson to waive human rights conditions on Bahrain fighter jet sale

Thu, 30 Mar 2017 01:59:03 GMT

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has notified Congress the State Department intends to waive human rights conditions attached to the sale of fighter jets to Bahrain, Senate Foreign Relations spokeswoman Micah Johnson confirmed to CNN.(image)


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Schiff says he will meet with Nunes on Thursday

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 23:30:46 GMT

Rep. Adam Schiff, the leading Democrat on the House intelligence committee, plans to meet with his counterpart Committee Chairman Devin Nunes on Thursday.(image)


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Source: Kushner meeting with Russian bank exec was effort to 'engage with' Russia

Thu, 30 Mar 2017 11:13:35 GMT

When President Donald Trump's son-in-law and aide Jared Kushner voluntarily appears before the Senate intelligence committee, he will describe his interactions with Russians during the transition as a point man "looking for the right person to engage with on Russia," and nothing more, according to a source familiar with what transpired.(image)


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Trump's global envoy faces tough Turkey visit

Thu, 30 Mar 2017 08:35:33 GMT

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson's fledgling diplomatic skills will be put to the test as he travels to Turkey to discuss the fight against ISIS and then Belgium for a meeting of NATO foreign ministers this week.(image)


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Senate Russia investigators' message: We're the adults here

Thu, 30 Mar 2017 05:02:39 GMT

The leaders of the Senate Russia investigation ticked through numbers, figures, details and procedure for close to 40 minutes Wednesday afternoon, but it all boiled down to one message: After all the drama with the House and GOP Rep. Devin Nunes, the adults are now in charge.(image)


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The Gorsuch filibuster debate rages in Senate

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 16:10:33 GMT

Democrats and Republicans are gingerly approaching a crucial crossroad: whether to push for a change in Senate rules that would ban filibusters of Supreme Court nominees.(image)


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Who's who in Trump-Russia saga

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 20:26:20 GMT

The House Intelligence Committee is threatening to fracture along partisan lines as the sides accuse one another of playing politics with the investigation into alleged Russian attempts to meddle in the 2016 elections and whether President Donald Trump's associates colluded with Moscow.(image)


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The allies the US left behind

Thu, 30 Mar 2017 09:21:51 GMT

Matt Zeller's life was saved on an Afghan battlefield by his local translator. But when it came to saving the life of this man and his family, Zeller found bureaucracy standing in the way. Co-founding No One Left Behind with his savior, the two have fought to protect foreign nationals endangering their lives in US military service, and bring them to safety.(image)


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Sign up for CNN Politics' COVER/LINE newsletter

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 16:30:09 GMT

COVER/LINE is the must-read lunch date newsletter in Washington and beyond.(image)


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Trump dramatically changes US approach to climate change

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 09:01:53 GMT

President Donald Trump will sign a sweeping executive order Tuesday at the Environmental Protection Agency, which looks to curb the federal government's enforcement of climate regulations by putting American jobs above addressing climate change.(image)


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Trump, Christie promise to combat opioid abuse during WH session

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 18:22:15 GMT

President Donald Trump, joined by New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, renewed Wednesday his campaign pledge to combat opioid abuse and help those affected by the scourge during a White House listening session.(image)


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What Trump's climate change order accomplishes -- and what it doesn't

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 10:11:10 GMT

The executive order President Donald Trump signed Tuesday afternoon at the Environmental Protection Agency is an unambiguous move by the President to halt the United States' government's attempts to curb carbon dioxide emissions with the goal of encouraging American business.(image)


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Trump voters to President: Stop Twitter rants

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 14:57:51 GMT

President Donald Trump is the nation's tweeter-in-chief, and his missives often provoke controversy, even among those who voted for him.(image)


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White House denies it sought to prevent Yates' testimony

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 07:43:13 GMT

The White House on Tuesday rejected allegations that it sought to prevent former acting Attorney General Sally Yates from testifying before Congress in the House Intelligence Committee's investigation of ties between Russian agents and Trump campaign officials.(image)


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Who's in Trump's Cabinet?
President-elect Trump will have about 4,000 government positions to fill, including some of the most important posts in the US government.(image)


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Tracking Trump's promises
Donald Trump made hundreds of promises, pledges and threats on his road to the White House. This interactive feature tracks, in real time, his progress in delivering on that agenda at the beginning of his term.(image)


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Exasperated Spicer tosses out salad dressing analogy to defend WH

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 08:31:36 GMT

An exasperated Sean Spicer on Tuesday colorfully downplayed questions about ties between President Donald Trump's associates and Russia, portraying a frenzied attempt to find connections where they don't exist.(image)


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GAO to scrutinize security expenses of Trump's Mar-a-Lago trips

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 18:17:08 GMT

A government watchdog has told lawmakers that it would look into the security costs associated with President Donald Trump's routine trips to Florida and whether the United States Treasury has received payments from Trump for profits he has made from foreign government visits to his hotels.(image)


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Melania Trump highlights women's empowerment in keynote speech

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 21:43:44 GMT

First lady Melania Trump called for women's empowerment and celebration of diversity in rare remarks Wednesday morning at the State Department.(image)


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Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner's ever-growing spheres of influence

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 00:23:24 GMT

When President Donald Trump left the confines of the White House Saturday night -- in the wake of his humiliating health care setback just the day before -- he headed to a place of comfort: A table for three at BLT Prime in his own hotel, joined by his daughter Ivanka, and his son-in-law, Jared Kushner.(image)


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