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Trump ramps up midterm travel as Republicans grow worried about immigration debate

President Donald Trump is ramping up his political travel ahead of the midterm elections, eying November as the most potent referendum on his presidency even as he faces widespread condemnation over his administration's... More>>

Pope criticizes Trump administration over migrant family separations

Pope Francis has added his voice to those criticizing the Trump administration's "zero tolerance" policy that has resulted in the separation of families at the Mexican border. More>>

Kirstjen Nielsen jeered at by protesters while dining at Mexican restaurant

With chants of "shame" and "end family separation," protesters shouted at Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen as she dined at a Mexican restaurant in Washington, DC. More>>

US leaving UN Human Rights Council -- 'a cesspool of political bias'

US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley announced the United States is withdrawing from the UN Human Rights Council Tuesday, accusing the body of bias against US ally Israel and a failure to hold human rights... More>>

US quits UN Human Rights council: What message does it send to the world?

The United States has quit the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC), saying the body is a "cesspool of political bias." More>>

Trump makes political gamble with immigrant lives

It will take more than the cries of babies to make President Donald Trump back down on immigration, an issue that has animated his most ardent political supporters since he first stepped into politics. More>>

Embattled DHS chief wins Trump's praise after testy White House briefing

President Donald Trump offered up rare praise for Kirstjen Nielsen during a closed-door meeting with House Republicans Tuesday night, a source in the room told CNN, a notable vote of confidence for the previously embattled... More>>

Corey Lewandowski on undocumented child with Down syndrome separated from mother: 'Womp womp'

Corey Lewandowski dismissed the story of a 10-year-old girl with Down syndrome who was reportedly separated from her mother after crossing the border illegally. More>>

Ivanka encouraged Trump to act to stop separations, made calls to lawmakers

Ivanka Trump met with her father, President Donald Trump, on Tuesday to discuss the images of immigrant families being separated at the US-Mexico border, White House spokesman Hogan Gidley told CNN. More>>

Most vulnerable Republicans in 2018 taking heat over family separation

While President Donald Trump doubles down on the incendiary immigration rhetoric that excited his base in 2016, the most vulnerable Republicans in 2018 find themselves under renewed attack from Democrats over the... More>>

Trump's Hill meeting 'didn't move the ball' on immigration bill

Congressional Republicans, keen to secure an end to a policy separating children from their parents at the US border, received unclear marching orders from President Donald Trump on Tuesday after a meeting on Capitol Hill. More>>

Congressional Hispanic Caucus members shout at Trump outside Capitol Hill meeting

In a dramatic scene on Capitol Hill, five Democratic members of Congress protested directly in front of President Donald Trump as he departed a Republican meeting Tuesday. More>>

Ted Cruz and Jimmy Kimmel are better at raising money for charity than they are at playing basketball

Sen. Ted Cruz can now add basketball scrimmage champion to his resume. More>>

At Capitol Hill meeting, Trump digs at GOP member who lost his primary: He's a 'nasty guy'

President Donald Trump brought up GOP Rep. Mark Sanford's primary loss last week during a meeting on immigration Tuesday with House Republicans, according to members in the room. More>>

Will Republicans find their courage to stand up to Trump?

Over the past 48 hours, a who's who of Republican congressional leaders -- and governors -- have come forward to protest the Trump administration's policy of family separation at the border. More>>

This father from El Salvador caught at border is thankful to be reunited with son

It was an agonizing 36 or so hours for Ever Alexander Morejon Gonzalez and his 7-year-old boy. More>>

Senators McCain and Coons call on Pompeo to withdraw immigration nominee

A bipartisan pair of senators penned a letter to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo urging him to withdraw the Trump administration's nominee to a high-profile role over concerns that he has "spread misinformation" about... More>>

Acting ICE director on whether 'zero tolerance' policy is humane: 'It's the law'

Acting Immigration and Customs Enforcement Director Thomas Homan wouldn't say President Donald Trump's "zero tolerance" policy for illegal border crossings, which has led to children being separated from their parents, is... More>>

Trump loses top operations official

Joe Hagin, the White House official who orchestrated logistics for the summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, will depart the administration next month, according to officials. More>>

New York to sue Trump administration for family separations

New York intends to file a lawsuit against the Trump administration over family separations at the border, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Tuesday. More>>

Trump's personal attorney is 'willing to give info' about the President

Donald Trump's personal attorney Michael Cohen has signaled to friends that he is "willing to give" investigators information on the President if that's what they are looking for, and is planning on hiring a new lawyer to... More>>

Key Trump Senate ally asks for halt to family separations

Top Senate Republican Orrin Hatch broke with President Donald Trump on Tuesday over separating families at the southern border, telling reporters he's "not real happy with the way things are going right now." More>>

House GOP presses DOJ watchdog on bias in Clinton investigation

House Republicans went on the attack Tuesday over the Justice Department watchdog report on the FBI's handling of the Hillary Clinton investigation, charging that the bias exhibited by key FBI officials did affect the... More>>

Democratic senator calls for DHS secretary resignation amid family separations at the border

Democratic Sen. Mazie Hirono on Tuesday called for the resignation of Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, accusing her of lying for President Donald Trump over US immigration policies. More>>

Trump officials roll out new rule for small business health insurance plans

The Trump administration took the final step Tuesday in its plan aimed at making health insurance policies cheaper for some small businesses. More>>

FBI agent Strzok escorted from FBI building Friday

FBI agent Peter Strzok was escorted from the FBI building Friday as part of the ongoing internal proceedings at the bureau on his conduct, according to a source familiar with the matter. More>>

US expecting North Korea to return troop remains in coming days

The Trump administration is expecting North Korea to return up to 200 sets of remains believed to be US servicemembers who died during the Korean War, according to four administration officials. More>>

Fact-checking Trump on immigration, family separations

President Donald Trump on Tuesday delivered a stream-of-consciousness-style speech on immigration as furor over his administration's separation of families at the border reaches a fever pitch. More>>

Giuliani says he was interviewed earlier this year about leaks regarding Clinton investigation

Rudy Giuliani said Tuesday he was interviewed by the Department of Justice inspector general earlier this year about comments he made during the election that there was more information to come on Hillary Clinton. More>>

Warren wants to put a hold on nominee to lead CFPB

Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren announced she's putting a hold on the nomination for Kathy Kraninger to run the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau until she turns over documents related to her role in the... More>>

Turkey to get F-35 jets Thursday despite opposition from Congress

Despite opposition from the US Congress, Turkey is set to receive its first F-35 Joint Strike Fighters on Thursday during a ceremony in Fort Worth, Texas, the Pentagon said Tuesday. More>>

State Dept. Q&A unleashes condemnation, mockery of administration's immigration policy

A Facebook Live question and answer session hosted by the State Department on Tuesday promised "Family Travel Hacks," but soon became a platform for critics to blast the Trump administration over the separation of children... More>>

More than 600 members of Jeff Sessions' church just charged him with violating church rules

More than 600 members of the United Methodist Church have issued a formal church complaint against Attorney General Jeff Sessions, a fellow church member, charging that his "zero tolerance" policy on immigration violates... More>>

Trump campaign manager says it's 'time to fire' Jeff Sessions

President Donald Trump's 2020 campaign manager said Tuesday that it was "time to fire" Attorney General Jeff Sessions and end special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation. More>>

Kasich: 'We have lost our sense of humanity'

Ohio Gov. John Kasich pushed back against family separations by the Trump administration Tuesday, lamenting that people were denying the humanity of undocumented immigrants. More>>

Trump trade adviser says tariffs are 'necessary to defend this country'

The White House is defending President Donald Trump's threat to impose tariffs on at least $200 billion worth of Chinese goods, arguing the trade penalties are "necessary to defend this country." More>>

The family separation crisis could cost Republicans the House

The most telling statement of the ongoing border crisis involving the separation of families came Monday night from Ohio Republican Rep. Steve Stivers. More>>

Senate staffer charged with lying to FBI requests Trump gag order

James Wolfe, former security director for the Senate Intelligence Committee charged with lying to FBI agents, filed a motion on Tuesday to prevent anyone involved with his case -- up to and including President Donald Trump... More>>

Trump ramps up rhetoric: Dems want 'illegal immigrants' to 'infest our country'

President Donald Trump amplified his heated immigration rhetoric on Tuesday, accusing Democrats of wanting migrants to "infest our country" and turning a speech on the economy into an angry tirade defending his harsh stance. More>>

Majority oppose policy that causes family separation, but Republicans approve

Two-thirds of Americans disapprove of the Trump administration's practice of taking undocumented immigrant children from their families and putting them in government facilities on US borders, according to a CNN poll... More>>

Vulnerable Republican briefly supported conservative immigration bill, cutting against his moderate image

Rep. Mike Coffman, a vulnerable Republican in Colorado's Sixth Congressional District, briefly supported the conservative immigration proposal authored by Rep. Bob Goodlatte, going against the moderate immigration profile... More>>

Exactly how much trouble is the Trump Foundation in?

Last Thursday, the attorney general of New York sued the Trump Foundation, alleging that the organization affiliated with the President of the United States and his family had broken a number of laws governing charitable... More>>

Melania Trump's favorability dips in new CNN poll

A new CNN poll out Tuesday indicates first lady Melania Trump's favorability rating has taken a dip in the past few weeks. The poll shows 51% of Americans have a favorable opinion of the first lady, down from 57% in a CNN... More>>

Republicans craft bill to keep detained families together

House Republican negotiators are inching closer to finding a way to keep parents and families together when they are detained at the border in a bigger bill they hope will get a vote this week as public and political... More>>

Trump Jr. pulls out of fundraiser for George P. Bush due to immigration criticism

Donald Trump Jr. has withdrawn from a fundraiser for George P. Bush in New York because of criticism stemming from the Bush family -- notably Jeb Bush -- a source with knowledge of events confirms to CNN. More>>

George Takei: At least during my internment, I was not taken from my parents

Actor George Takei argued that "in one core, horrifying way," the family separations occurring at the United States' southern border are "worse" than the Japanese-American internment camps during World War II. More>>

Rep. Goodlatte on family separations: 'The laws need to be changed'

The Republican chairman of the House Judiciary Committee on Tuesday called for laws to be changed in order to not separate migrant children from their families at the border. More>>

Kellyanne Conway's totally dishonest false choice about family separation

On Monday night, White House counselor Kellyanne Conway did an interview with CNN's Chris Cuomo on "Cuomo Prime Time." More>>

Why Trump is digging in on separating families at the border

Logic suggests that the White House, under crushing political pressure, would be forced to back down on its hardline immigration policy amid outrage over searing depictions of kids separated from their parents at the... More>>

Former top federal prosecutors call on Sessions to end 'zero tolerance' at border

A bipartisan group of more than 70 former US attorneys are calling on Attorney General Jeff Sessions to reverse the Trump administration's policy of prosecuting all people who cross the border illegally, saying it is... More>>

US expected to disengage from UN's Human Rights Council

The US is expected to disengage with the UN Human Rights Council over anti-Israel bias, a senior US official, a diplomatic source and several activists tell CNN. More>>

Sessions on border separations: 'We're doing the right thing. We're taking care of these children'

Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Monday defended the Trump administration's controversial immigration policy that has resulted in the separation of undocumented children from their parents at the US border, saying, "We're... More>>

Sessions: Migrant children facilities not like Nazi Germany because 'they were keeping the Jews from leaving'

Attorney General Jeff Sessions dismissed comparisons of the detention facilities for migrant children to Nazi concentration camps by arguing that Nazis "were keeping the Jews from leaving the country." More>>

Americans are satisfied with Trump's North Korea summit

One week after the high-profile meeting between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, Americans are generally satisfied with what was accomplished in the summit between the leaders, according to a CNN... More>>

Ex-CIA employee charged with leaking classified information

Joshua Schulte, a former CIA employee, has been charged with leaking classified information, the Justice Department announced on Monday. More>>

How does Trump's Space Force compare to Russia and China's space capabilities?

US President Donald Trump's mooted Space Force, which he suggested will be a "separate but equal" branch of the military, is vital to maintaining a tactical advantage over geopolitical adversaries, according to analysts... More>>

5 Ways Kirstjen Nielsen's press conference on family separation was a total disaster

Faced with a burgeoning political, policy and human rights crisis on the country's southern border, the White House turned to Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen to quiet the firestorm. More>>

Women are the wave, but also the wall, for Democrats in 2018

Democrats are banking on a surge of female candidates to help them recapture the House of Representatives this November. But Democrats may not benefit as much as they hope from this dynamic unless their historic roster of... More>>

Trump admin asks Supreme Court to lift ban on sanctuary city policy

The Trump administration Monday asked the Supreme Court to put on hold a nationwide injunction that blocks it from limiting federal grants to so-called sanctuary cities. More>>

Clapper: 'Harder and harder to believe' Trump didn't know about campaign contacts with Russians

Former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper said it is "difficult for me to believe" that President Donald Trump did not know about any of the contacts between his campaign and Russians that took place over the... More>>

White House says family separations at the border are a 'binary choice,' but stats say otherwise

White House legislative director Marc Short on Monday defended the Trump administration's "zero tolerance" policy for illegal border crossings, which has led to children being separated from their parents. More>>

Sen. Jeff Merkley: DHS chief Nielsen should 'absolutely, 100%' resign

Democratic Sen. Jeff Merkley called for Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen to resign Monday after accusing her of telling "a lot of whoppers" at a contentious White House press briefing where she defended the... More>>

Key Trump allies seek way out of immigration crisis

Republicans are growing anxious over President Donald Trump's policy to break up families at the border -- and now even his closest allies are trying to help find a way out of a growing political crisis. More>>

Democratic lawmakers call on Trump to visit detention centers

Democratic Reps. Ben Ray Luján and Joaquin Castro on Monday called on President Donald Trump to visit the South Texas border and witness the separation between immigrant parents and children. More>>

Administration officials say there was no call between US and North Korea this weekend

There was no call between US and North Korean officials over the weekend, two administration officials tell CNN, despite President Donald Trump telling Fox News on Friday that he planned on "calling North Korea" over the... More>>

White House scrambles to contain immigration fallout

The White House, facing mounting outcry and contradictory statements about President Donald Trump's practice of separating children from their parents at the US border, entered damage control mode on Monday. More>>

Trump's family separation policy has Republicans starting to panic about 2018

Just five months before the midterm elections, Republicans are scrambling to distance themselves from the Trump administration's widely panned "zero tolerance" immigration policy that has resulted in the separation of... More>>

Senate Republicans did not want another immigration fight. Now they might not have a choice.

Some Senate Republicans are openly admonishing the Trump administration for its practice of separating families at the border, while GOP leadership is considering whether there's legislation they can pass to fix the... More>>

Pentagon says it's 'suspended all planning' for military exercise with South Korea

The Pentagon has "suspended all planning" as expected for August joint military exercises with South Korea and several allies in the region, to comply with President Donald Trump's desire to pull back on so-called "war... More>>

These Republicans have criticized Trump's 'zero tolerance' immigration policy

The Trump administration's immigration "zero tolerance" policy that results in the separation of thousands of children from their families stoked outrage over the weekend, and several prominent Republicans sounded off. More>>

Donald Trump is as popular as he's ever been (in 1 poll)

For the first time since his first week in office, 45% of Americans approve of the job President Donald Trump is doing in a new Gallup poll released Monday. More>>

Peter Strzok says he's willing to testify before House Judiciary Committee

Peter Strzok, the FBI agent removed from the Russia probe for sending anti-Trump text messages, is willing to testify before the House Judiciary Committee or any other congressional committee, his lawyer wrote in a letter... More>>

The sound of children crying for their parents at the border

"I don't want them to stop my father," a child whispers in Spanish. "I don't want them to deport him." More>>

Acting DEA chief to retire at end of month

Robert Patterson, the acting administrator of the Drug Enforcement Administration, will retire at the end of the month, a spokeswoman for the federal agency, Mary Brandenberger, told CNN on Monday. More>>

Qatar pushes back against Trump fundraiser's hacking allegations

Qatar is pushing back against requests for documents that a Trump ally says would show the Gulf nation hacked his private emails and shared them with the press. More>>

Trump demands credit for getting along with Kim Jong Un

President Donald Trump continued to defend his budding relationship with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Monday, demanding credit for his role in making "initial steps toward a deal" by establishing a personal rapport... More>>

9-0 Ruling masks deep division on gerrymandering at Supreme Court

The Supreme Court's rejection of Democrats' challenge to districts they say were rigged on a partisan basis by Wisconsin Republicans came on a 9-0 vote, but dueling opinions revealed internal conflicts and portend... More>>

Republicans charge FBI had 'double standard' in Clinton and Trump investigations

Special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into President Donald Trump and Russia was effectively on trial Monday at the first congressional hearing into the Justice Department watchdog report that faulted key... More>>

DHS Secretary Nielsen denies separation amounts to 'child abuse'

Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen insisted conditions at the detention facilities are up to par, when asked by reporters if the Trump administration's policy of separating children from their... More>>

Moderate GOP voices on immigration are at risk of a November wipeout in the House

House Republicans are at risk of losing several of their members in the midterm elections who are more moderate on the issue of immigration. More>>

The Supreme Court just raised the stakes in 2018 even higher for Democrats

Monday's Supreme Court decision on how much politics can be involved in the decennial process of redrawing district lines across the country might not, at first glance, seem like much. More>>

Trump: Space Force and Air Force will be 'separate but equal'

President Donald Trump used a term from US segregationist history to describe the relationship between the Air Force and his newest military branch, the Space Force, calling it "separate but equal." More>>

Pompeo touts North Korea progress, talks tough on trade in Detroit speech

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo heralded progress in the US-North Korean relationship in a speech Monday, while calling out US friends and foes alike for their trade and economic policies. More>>

Harris calls for DHS secretary to resign over family separations at the border

California Democratic Sen. Kamala Harris on Monday called for the resignation of Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen as a result of immigration policy that has resulted in family separations at the... More>>

Massachusetts won't deploy National Guard to border over 'cruel' treatment of children

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker directed the state National Guard not to send any assets or personnel to the US-Mexico border because of the Trump administration's "inhumane treatment" of children, communications director... More>>

Hillary Clinton calls Trump's immigration claim about Dems an 'outright lie'

Former first ladies Hillary Clinton and Michelle Obama provided a signal boost on Monday to another former first lady, Laura Bush, for her opinion piece slamming the Trump administration's practice of separating families... More>>

Supreme Court sidesteps partisan gerrymandering cases, let maps stand for now

The Supreme Court on Monday sidestepped two major cases concerning partisan gerrymandering, allowing controversial district maps to stand and be used in this fall's midterm elections. More>>

Donald Trump's Twitter feed is getting more and more bizarre

It's hard to say that President Donald Trump's Twitter habits are getting stranger. After all, this is a President who has, from the start of his presidential campaign, used the social media site as among other things, a... More>>

Israel behind airstrike in Syria, US official says

An airstrike close to the Iraq-Syria border Sunday was carried out by Israel, and not by the US or the coalition fighting ISIS, a US official tells CNN. More>>

All the ways Congress is trying to address immigration this week

The outrage is growing. It's visual. It's visceral. It's bipartisan. More>>

'We will not apologize': Trump DHS chief defends immigration policy

Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen defended the Trump administration's highly scrutinized immigration policy Monday while at the same time calling on Congress to change the law. More>>

Exclusive: Trump admin thought family separations would deter immigrants. They haven't.

The Trump administration's zero-tolerance policy that has resulted in thousands of family separations at the border hasn't deterred immigrants from trying to enter the country illegally, despite the administration's... More>>

Reddit co-founder highlights importance of paternity leave

Paternity leave was the first time that Alexis Ohanian's fast-paced lifestyle as a hard-charging businessman and husband to tennis superstar Serena Williams really slowed down and he could take stock of the rapidly... More>>

Steve Bannon says Donald Trump has never lied. Yes, really.

It is an established fact -- fact: "a piece of information presented as having objective reality" -- that President Donald Trump says lots and lots of things that aren't true. (More than 3,000 in his first 500 days in... More>>

Why the Trump administration should have seen the family separation crisis coming a mile away

The forced separation of children from their parents upon trying to enter the US illegally has become, over the course of the past 96 hours, a massive national issue. A handful of congressional Democrats -- including Sens.... More>>

Trump falsely claims rising German crime rate as he pushes immigration debate

As an immigration crisis unfolds at home on the United States' border with Mexico, President Donald Trump trained his ire Monday morning on Germany, a country he falsely said has a rising crime rate. More>>

Scaramucci says Trump should stop 'atrocious' family separations

Former White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci called on President Donald Trump Monday to halt his administration's policy that leads to family separations at the border. More>>

Outrage grows as families are separated. Will Trump change his policy?

The White House's "zero tolerance" immigration policy and resulting separations of undocumented parents and kids is exploding into the most emotive and politically unpredictable test yet of President Donald Trump's effort... More>>

Ex-CIA chief explains Nazi reference to criticize family separations

Former CIA Director Michael Hayden said Monday that his tweet invoking a Nazi concentration camp to criticize the separation of families at the US border was a warning of where the country could be headed. More>>

Celebrities, Fox News and luck: How to get pardoned by Trump

Joe Arpaio, the controversial ex-Arizona sheriff convicted of criminal contempt, was preparing to go out to dinner with his wife on her birthday last August when he got a phone call from his lawyer. He said he would be... More>>

Inside Border Protection's processing detention center: Chain link fences and thermal blankets

Chain link fences, mattresses on the floor and families queuing to be processed -- and oftentimes separated. These are the photos of the processing detention center in McAllen, Texas, that the Customs and Border Protection... More>>

Democratic lawmakers angry with what they saw in South Texas

The first thing everyone notices when they arrive at the Rio Grande Valley is the heat. More>>

Laura Bush pens scathing column on child separation as part of immigration policy

Former first lady Laura Bush spoke out Sunday night about the separation of families on the US border, writing a harsh criticism of the current zero-tolerance immigration policy being enforced under the Trump administration. More>>

GOP leaders threaten Justice officials with action on subpoenaed documents this week

House Republican leaders are vowing action this week, including possible contempt of Congress charges, if the Justice Department does not turn over subpoenaed documents on the Russia investigation. But it was not... More>>

Former Trump operative Roger Stone met with Russian who wanted $2M for Clinton dirt

Conservative political provocateur Roger Stone met in May 2016 with a Russian who offered damaging information about Hillary Clinton in exchange for $2 million, Stone and former Trump campaign communications official... More>>

Democratic lawmakers visiting immigration centers in South Texas

Oregon Sen. Jeff Merkley returned to the South Texas border on Sunday with a group of Democratic colleagues to tour the Customs and Border Protection processing centers in the Rio Grande Valley. More>>

Three celebrities who have influenced Trump -- and US policy

Donald Trump has always been fixated with celebrity. Before he was President or even host of NBC's "The Apprentice," the real estate mogul spent years working the New York City tabloids to catapult himself to fame. More>>

Democratic congressman: Family separation 'on all of us'

Texas Democratic Rep. Beto O'Rourke on Sunday railed against the Trump administration separating children from parents at the border, but said responsibility for what is happening is on everyone. More>>

Melania Trump says US should govern 'with heart' in enforcing immigration law

In a rare statement on a policy issue, first lady Melania Trump weighed in through her spokeswoman on the immigration crisis taking place at America's borders. More>>

Poll: Majority say 'too early to tell' if North Korea summit a success

A poll released Sunday found a majority said it was "too early to tell" if the US-North Korea summit was a success for either side. More>>

Trump attacks Schumer over North Korea remarks, defends summit

President Donald Trump attacked Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer in a tweet Sunday morning over the New York Democrat's criticisms of the North Korea summit. More>>

How Scott Pruitt keeps his job

Here are the stories our D.C. insiders are talking about in this week's "Inside Politics" forecast, where you get a glimpse of tomorrow's headlines today. More>>

Giuliani: Trump not issuing Russia investigation pardons during probe

Rudy Giuliani said on CNN's "State of the Union" Sunday that President Donald Trump was not issuing pardons in the Russia investigation, but left open the possibility he could once the probe is finished. More>>

Trump to headline Nevada political fundraiser

President Donald Trump will headline a fundraiser on behalf of Sen. Dean Heller during a visit to Las Vegas this Saturday, giving a boost to this cycle's most vulnerable Senate Republican incumbent. More>>

Republican Rep. Will Hurd: Using detained kids as a deterrent policy is 'unacceptable'

Texas Rep. Will Hurd said Saturday that the use of detained children, such as those being separated from their parents at the southern border, as a deterrent policy is "unacceptable." More>>

Seth Meyers: If Trump stopped giving comedians material, they'd move on

Seth Meyers says if President Donald Trump stopped giving comedians so much material, they would simply "move on to something else." More>>

Trump intends to nominate Kathy Kraninger to lead Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

President Donald Trump plans to nominate Office of Management and Budget official Kathy Kraninger to head the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, the White House announced Saturday. More>>

Trump to talk immigration with House Republicans on Tuesday

President Donald Trump will head to Capitol Hill on Tuesday evening to discuss immigration with the House Republican conference, three sources tell CNN. More>>

Rudy Giuliani tries to clarify his remarks on Biden: 'I meant he's dumb'

President Donald Trump's attorney Rudy Giuliani attempted to clarify his comments about Joe Biden in which he called the former Democratic vice president "a mentally deficient idiot." More>>

What life is like for Paul Manafort in jail

Just before dusk on Friday, a white van pulled into Northern Neck Regional Jail, a green-roofed, low-slung building about three miles from the bank of the Rappahannock River in Virginia. More>>

Giuliani calls for an end to the 'possibility of a ridiculous impeachment' of Trump

Rudy Giuliani told voters at a campaign rally in New York on Saturday that they have to put an end to the "possibility of a ridiculous impeachment" of President Donald Trump. More>>

Cardinal Dolan: There is no Bible passage to justify family separation

Cardinal Timothy Dolan, a prominent Catholic leader in the United States, said Friday there is no biblical defense for separating families, condemning the practice as "unjust" and "un-American." More>>

Here's what's on Barack Obama's reading list

Barack Obama shared his current reading list in a Facebook post on Saturday, offering insight into what the former president is thinking about now that he is no longer in the White House. More>>

Trump suggests separation of families at border is a negotiating tool

President Donald Trump suggested Saturday that he is using his administration's separation of families at the US border as a negotiating tool to get Democrats to cave on his immigration demands, which include funding for a... More>>

Why Donald Trump's wild week matters. A lot.

Here are some of the things Donald Trump did in a week that at first appeared to be an incoherent torrent of unrelated events but may end up being one of the most significant of his presidency: More>>

Trump: IG report 'destroys' ex-FBI Director Comey

President Donald Trump on Saturday continued to try to capitalize on the Justice Department's internal watchdog report on the department's handling of the Hillary Clinton email probe in an attempt to discredit special... More>>

2020 Insight: Gillibrand's surprising tax answer; Warren to visit her first early state; DNC sets earlier 2020 convention

Our weekly roundup of the news, notes and chatter about the prospects for the next Democratic presidential race: More>>

They're under 50%, but Democrats should feel good about their Senate chances in Pennsylvania

First things first: The theme song of the week is The Facts of Life from the television show The Facts of Life. More>>

Republicans scramble to understand if Trump just sunk their immigration effort

House Republicans were in full-on damage control Friday morning as they sought to downplay President Donald Trump's comments that he wouldn't support the GOP compromise bill. More>>

The 47 most outrageous lines in Donald Trump's New York Times interview

On Thursday at Mar-a-Lago, President Donald Trump decided to sit down and chat. With a reporter. For The New York Times. For 30 minutes. More>>

Judge sends Paul Manafort to jail, pending trial

Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort will await his trial for foreign lobbying charges from jail. More>>

Giuliani: Trump 'is not going to pardon anybody in this investigation' -- yet

President Donald Trump's lawyer Rudy Giuliani suggested on Friday that President Donald Trump will not pardon anyone involved in the Russia investigation while the probe is ongoing, but emphasized that the President will... More>>

Attorney General Jeff Sessions on DOJ IG report: 'We're not going to be defensive'

Attorney General Jeff Sessions said the Justice Department will accept the findings of the inspector general and work to clean up the FBI, which has been marred by a bruising report of its handling of the Hillary Clinton... More>>

A Monumental Week in Trumpworld

This week is one we will look back on in a month, six months, a year or even four years and analyze how what happened this week set the course for much of what was to come in Donald Trump's presidency. More>>

Kim for President? "Never say never," says Kardashian West

Kim Kardashian West says she hasn't ruled out going into politics. More>>

Ethics watchdog wants EPA IG to expand Pruitt investigations

The executive branch's ethics watchdog is asking the Environmental Protection Agency inspector general to expand his investigations of Scott Pruitt to include "newly alleged conduct," according to a letter obtained by CNN. More>>

Emails show former Sheriff David Clarke's tense and protracted process to retain master's degree

Former Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke has retained his master's degree in security studies from the Naval Postgraduate School after a lengthy revision process to correct multiple instances of plagiarism in his thesis. More>>

Judge rejects request by Russian firm to review Mueller's grand jury instructions

Special counsel Robert Mueller's team scored a procedural victory Friday in its case against a Russian company accused of bankrolling a vast campaign to meddle in the 2016 election, successfully fighting back an effort to... More>>

Mike Pence met by 'Big LGBTQ Dance Party' as he speaks in Ohio

LGBTQ rights supporters and people celebrating Pride welcomed Vice President Mike Pence to Columbus, Ohio, on Friday with a "Big LGBTQ Dance Party." More>>

Pelosi describes GOP immigration bill as 'totally unworthy of America'

House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi was hot with anger Friday over the status of the American immigration system and Republican proposals to change it. More>>

This is the weird logic by which Trump blames Obama for Putin's actions

President Donald Trump's interpretation of Russia's 2014 annexation of Crimea is, to say the least, charitable to Russian President Vladimir Putin in that Trump blames former President Barack Obama for Putin's aggressive... More>>

Man who attacked Sen. Rand Paul sentenced to 30 days

Rene Boucher, the man who pleaded guilty to attacking his neighbor Sen. Rand Paul, has been sentenced to 30 days along with a year of supervised release, according to a case manager with Kentucky Western District federal... More>>

It's tough to know how Americans feel about Trump's tariffs

Americans aren't really sure what to make of President Trump's tariffs. More>>

Donald Trump's Friday morning proves the massive danger of sitting down with Robert Mueller

President Donald Trump has a very casual relationship with the truth. To him, facts are fungible. They are things to stretch, pull and sometimes break -- all in service of the story that he tells himself about his life. More>>

House investigators write letter over Pruitt Rose Bowl tickets

House Democratic investigators are zeroing in once again on EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt's attendance at the Rose Bowl on New Year's Day where the Oklahoma Sooners football team played for the college football playoff... More>>

DHS: 2,000 children separated at border

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Mattis slams Russia, says Putin 'attempts to undermine America's moral authority'

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Ex-WH economic adviser Gary Cohn warns of trade war

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Trump pounces on Justice Department report findings

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Trump says he wants 'my people' to 'sit up at attention' like North Koreans, later says he's 'kidding'

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Trump again falsely blames the Democrats for his administration's family separations

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Trump says NFL players protesting racial injustice don't have 'a real issue'

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Stormy Daniels' lawyer says he won't be deterred from speaking to the press

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White House legislative affairs director tells staff he's leaving

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Trump takes credit for North American World Cup bid

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