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Dianne Feinstein opponent De León, in only debate, says California needs 'new voice'

Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein debated a general election opponent for the first time in nearly two decade...

Liberal group staffer arrested after allegedly forcefully grabbing GOP campaign manager

An employee for a prominent liberal group was arrested on Tuesday after being accused of forcefully grabbing...

Billionaire Tom Steyer to donate another $2 million to Andrew Gillum in Florida governor's race

Billionaire philanthropist turned political activist Tom Steyer has already made a big investment in the 201...

Pompeo warns Saudi prince his future as king is in peril over Khashoggi, source says

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's smiling photo op with Saudi Arabia's crown prince disguised the reality of ...

Biden hopes Democrats don't impeach Trump right away

Former Vice President Joe Biden said he hopes Democrats do not impeach President Donald Trump right away if ...

Don McGahn out as White House counsel, sources say

White House counsel Don McGahn's final day at the White House was Wednesday, according to a White House offi...

EPA ices plan to limit how many health-related studies can be considered in forming regulations

The Environmental Protection Agency has put on ice a proposal that would limit the number of health-related ...

Joe's gonna go (probably)

If you are into political tea leaf reading -- and I VERY MUCH am -- then it's hard to see how Joe Biden has ...

Wall Street Journal: Rod Rosenstein says Mueller investigation is 'appropriate and independent'

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein defended special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia probe Wednesday as "...

Washington Post: September was highest month on record for Border Patrol arrests of family members

Border Patrol agents arrested 16,658 family members in September, marking the highest such total for any mon...

Mueller's quiet period has not been very quiet

Ever since reaching a deal with special counsel Robert Mueller, Paul Manafort has kept the Russia prosecutor...

Paul Ryan warns of 'green wave' of money for Democrats

House Speaker Paul Ryan pointed to a "green wave" of money that Democrats have infused into the midterm elec...

With new counsel on board, White House braces for post-election fights

President Donald Trump's pick to fill the job of White House counsel is an indication the White House is pre...

Republicans' hypocrisy on the US deficit is stunning, even in Washington

Who'd have thought 10 years ago that Paul Ryan, the young and energetic warrior wonk proselytizing about the...

Democrats still dominating the midterm airwaves

As of Monday, Democrats and their allies are still dominating most of the campaign airwaves in key House rac...

US flies B-52s near contested Islands amid China tensions

Two US B-52 bombers flew near contested islands in the South China Sea Tuesday, according to a statement fro...

The Forecast: Democrats aren't closing the deal in must-win Senate races

House forecast: Democrats will win 228 seats (and t...

Warren and Sanders demand answers from Amazon on alleged union-busting

Amazon just raised its minimum wage to $15, but that's not enough for some progressive politicians.Se...

Khashoggi disappearance prompts Kushner retreat from Saudi frontlines

Facing scrutiny for cultivating close ties with Saudi Arabia's powerful and domineering crown prince, ...

Michael Cohen meets with prosecutors investigating Trump's family business, charity

Michael Cohen and his attorney met Wednesday with a group of state and federal law enforcement officials inv...

'He was always leading': Vietnam veteran receives Medal of Honor

More than 50 years after his extraordinary heroism during the Vietnam War, Sergeant Major (Ret.) John Canley...

Heidi Heitkamp's campaign mistakenly named them as abuse survivors. Now they want answers.

The women incorrectly identified as survivors of "domestic violence, sexual assault, or rape" in an open let...

Donald Trump is getting ready to throw Republicans under the bus

In a very wild interview with the Associated Press earl...

Trump has huge influence over Americans' midterm votes

The number of voters who said that the President is a factor in their vote for Congress this year is the hig...

Mnuchin to decide by Thursday on Saudi visit

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said he'll make a decision Thursday on whether to attend an investor confe...

Sen. John Kennedy: We've all said things like 'horseface'

Republican Sen. John Kennedy responded to President Donald Trump calling adult film actress Stormy Daniels "...

Trump asks Cabinet secretaries for 5% budget cut

President Donald Trump on Wednesday instructed every agency secretary in his Cabinet to cut 5% from their bu...

Republican senator: Khashoggi disappearance won't be 'swept under the rug'

Republican Sen. Ben Sasse of Nebraska tells CNN that the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi w...

McConnell predicts no shutdown over the border wall, warns of a 'challenge' to US-Saudi relations

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell confidently predicted Wednesday that there would not be a year-end go...

Did GOP ever really care about deficits?

Senate Majority Leader McConnell suggests cutting entitlements in response to rise in deficit, despite promises not to after passing the massive tax bill earlier this year.

Mattis and his Chinese counterpart to meet following canceled talks

Secretary of Defense James Mattis and China's Defense Minister Wei Fenghe are set to meet this week after ta...

Admin wants to bring DACA case back to Supreme Court quickly with Kavanaugh in

With Brett Kavanaugh on the bench, the Justice Department signaled on Wednesday that it wants to expedite la...

The 40 most outrageous lines in Donald Trump's Associated Press interview

As part of a media blitz leading up to the 2018 midterm election, President Donald Trump sat down with the A...

Bloomberg: Rosenstein wants special counsel probe finished soon

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein has clearly indicated he wants special counsel Robert Mueller's probe...

Trump and Pompeo double down on Saudi defense as lawmakers raise questions

President Donald Trump said he is not giving cover to Saudi Arabia over the suspected killing of journalist ...

Melania Trump visits hospital, advocates protecting 'our most valuable and vulnerable'

First lady Melania Trump arrived to Philadelphia's Thomas Jefferson University Hospital -- albeit about an h...

South Carolina is the center of the political universe for 2020 Democratic prospects

Some of the biggest names in Democratic politics are descending on South Carolina in the final weeks of the ...

Treasury official charged with leaking docs related to Russia, Manafort

A senior official in the Treasury Department was ...

Sidelined EPA official speaks out

Dr. Ruth Etzel, a pediatrician whose three decades of work in children's health includes three years leading the EPA's Office of Children's Health Protection, said she was recently placed on leave with little explanation.

EPA official on why she was ousted: 'Maybe saving children doesn't matter anymore'

The Environmental Protection Agency children's health director who was recently placed on leave says she is ...

Alaska lieutenant governor resigns over comments

Alaska Lt. Gov. Byron Mallott resigned over what he called "inappropriate comments" just three weeks before midterm elections.

Melania Trump's plane has 'mechanical issue'

First lady Melania Trump's plane was forced to return to Joint Base Andrews Wednesday after a "mechanical issue" that led to smoke in the cabin.

Alaska's lieutenant governor resigns over 'inappropriate comments' 3 weeks before election

Alaska's lieutenant governor resigned abruptly Tuesday over what he said were "inappropriate comments" -- wh...

Melania Trump's plane lands safely after 'mechanical issue'

First lady Melania Trump's plane was forced to return to Joint Base Andrews Wednesday after a "mechanical is...

Judging the Kavanaugh effect in key Senate races

President Donald Trump and his fellow Republicans have said they'll turn the vote on Brett Kavanaugh's confi...

Saudi affair exposes Trumpism's moral apathy

Donald Trump has dug a moral hole ...

Cooper dissects Trump's 'rogue' theory

CNN's Anderson Cooper breaks down the disappearance and suspected killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

O'Rourke borrows Trump's attack line against 'Lying Ted' Cruz in Texas Senate debate

Democratic Rep. Beto O'Rourke aggressively cast Republican Sen. Ted Cruz as "all talk and no action" during ...

Cruz leads O'Rourke by 7 pts in new CNN poll

A new CNN poll shows Sen. Ted Cruz leading Rep. Beto O'Rourke by 7 points in Texas, despite O'Rourke's record-breaking fundraising. The Lead panel discusses.

Joe Biden says age a 'totally legitimate' question if he were to run for office again

Former Vice President Joe Biden said a candidate's age is a "legitimate" issue in elections -- including if ...

Graham credits Trump for Supreme Court picks: 'This is all working out OK'

Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham expressed happiness Tuesday with President Donald Trump's successful nominati...

Dem lawmaker apologizes for campaign ad

Sen. Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND) apologizes for a campaign ad that mistakenly identified women as abuse survivors.

AP: Trump compares Saudi, Kavanaugh accusations

According to the Associated Press, President Trump compared the accusations against Saudi Arabia to the allegations against Brett Kavanaugh.

Chief Justice: We speak for the Constitution

Chief Justice John Roberts referenced current events in an appearance in Minnesota, specifically alluding to the bitter and partisan confirmation battle surrounding Brett Kavanaugh's nomination to the Supreme Court and stressing that the judiciary "requires independence from the political branches."

Debate gets heated over candidate's past

Things get heated during a debate between two Arizona Senate candidates when Republican Martha McSally attacked Democrat Kyrsten Sinema over her past as an anti-war protester.

Julian Castro says he's 'likely' to challenge Trump in 2020

Former Obama administration official and San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro said he is "likely" to challenge Pr...

First lady's office calls out T.I. for 'disgusting' video depicting Melania Trump

First lady Melania Trump's spokeswoman on Tuesday went after rapper T.I., whose most recent music video feat...

Graham says it would be 'terrible' if DNA showed he has Iranian heritage

Sen. Lindsey Graham joked Tuesday that it would be "terrible" if a DNA test showed that he has Iranian herit...

Trump unleashes festering list of grievances during unscheduled morning

The notifications began hitting phones just after sunrise.8:06 a.m.: "Pocahontas (the bad version), s...

Trump sides with Saudis as clamor grows over Khashoggi disappearance

President Donald Trump launched a concerted defense of Saudi Arabia for the disappearance and suspected murd...

Where Beto O'Rourke's contribution bonanza came from

Democratic challenger Rep. Beto O'Rourke reported a record haul of campaign cash last quarter, with donation...

U.S. budget deficit jumps 17%

Despite the president's campaign promise to lower it, the federal deficit has reached $779 billion.

Melania's team calls for boycott of rapper T.I.

Melania Trump's spokesperson calls for boycott against rapper T.I. over a "disgusting" video depicting the first lady stripping in the oval office.

Heidi Heitkamp apologizes for ad that mistakenly identified women as abuse survivors

Sen. Heidi Heitkamp issued a personal apology on Tuesday after her campaign identified some women as survivo...

Chief Justice Roberts stresses 'independence from the political branches'

Chief Justice John Roberts alluded to the bitter and partisan confirmation battle over Brett Kavanaugh's nom...

Trump taunts Stormy Daniels over tossed lawsuit

President Trump responded to a federal judge's dismissal of a defamation lawsuit filed against him by adult film star Stormy Daniels, saying that he, "can go after Horseface and her 3rd rate lawyer in the Great State of Texas."

Why New Jersey might shake up the Senate map

On Tuesday, something interesting -- and important -- happened in the battle for the Senate.Senate Ma...

Donald Trump's 2020 fundraising haul is totally and completely unprecedented

On Monday night, President Donald Trump's 2020 re-election campaign announced that it had raised in excess o...

Sessions won't say if President has pressured him to resign

Attorney General Jeff Sessions dodged questions Tuesday over whether President Donald Trump has pressured hi...

Federal deficits are rising. Here's the whole story

There are two things that can expand a deficit: Decreased tax revenues and increased spending. Right now, we...

Beto O'Rourke touts support from 'lifelong Republican' mom, but records show she has also backed Democrats

On the campaign trail, Rep. Beto O'Rourke has cast his mother, Melissa O'Rourke, as a lifelong Republican. T...

Trump to AP: Saudi Arabia criticism makes the nation 'guilty until proven innocent'

President Donald Trump defended Saudi Arabia in an interview Tuesday, suggesting the wave of criticism the M...

Indicted Rep. Duncan Hunter is running an anti-Muslim campaign against his opponent

Republican Rep. Duncan D. Hunter is running a brazenly anti-Muslim campaign against his Democratic opponent,...

Rubio: Worth blowing up US-Saudi relationship

Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) said the United States will lose its credibility on human rights if it does not take action against Saudi Arabia after the apparent death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

CNN poll: Cruz leads O'Rourke with three weeks to go

Texas Republican Sen. Ted Cruz appears well-positioned for re-election over his Democratic challenger Rep. B...

Key Democratic senator says Saudi response on Khashoggi 'strains any credibility'

Sen. Mark Warner said Tuesday that denial of knowledge from the Saudi regime about the disappearance of Wash...

Judge unblocks Obama rule on student debt relief after delays by DeVos

An Obama-era rule designed to help students cheated by for-profit colleges get relief on their education deb...

Elizabeth Warren releases DNA test results

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) has released a DNA test that supports her claim of having Native American ancestry dating back several generations, according to the Boston Globe.

Awaiting Trump response, key GOP lawmakers call for answers, action on missing Saudi journalist

Prominent Republican lawmakers on Tuesday continued to forcefully call for answers and retaliatory action ov...

Nevada brothel owner making Trump-inspired run for office dies at 72

Dennis Hof, the Nevada brothel owner and self-proclaimed pimp whose Donald Trump-inspired run for the state ...

HUD political appointee poised to lead Interior Dept. inspector general's office

In a highly unusual move, the Trump administration appears poised to replace the watchdog leading several in...

Trump campaign spending doubles amid midterms, Russia inquiry

President Donald Trump has rapidly increased his campaign spending in recent months, pouring big sums into m...

Who's Trump attacking on Twitter?

President Donald Trump has long used Twitter to define -- and defame -- his political opponents, but about 2...

Republican Arizona Senate candidate accuses Democratic challenger of being OK with 'treason'

Republican Rep. Martha McSally demanded an apology on Monday night from her Democratic opponent, Rep. Kyrste...

Latino voters could help some Republicans

CNN's Harry Enten gives The Forecast on how the Latino vote could help some Republicans fend off Democrats in the 2018 midterm elections.

Michael Cohen, once the ultimate Trump loyalist, now wants to campaign against him

The Donald Trump loyalist who famously said he'd take a bullet for the President is now willing to publicly ...

Jim Jordan plans to run for GOP leadership even if Democrats take the House

Rep. Jim Jordan, the co-founder of the conservative House Freedom Caucus, would run for House minority leade...

US deficit at highest level since 2012

The US government is running the largest budget deficit in 6 years. The US deficit rose to $779 billion in fiscal year 2018, up 17% from last year. CNN's Christine Romans reports.

Trump administration levels new sanctions on Iranian paramilitary force amid Saudi crisis

The Trump administration is leveling sanctions against an Iranian paramilitary force and its associated comp...

Khizr Khan tells David Axelrod America will 'get back on the right track'

Khizr Khan first made headlines alongside his wife, Ghazala, at the Democratic National Convention in 2016, ...

Neck-and-neck battle for Arizona Senate seat

Polls show a tight race in Arizona, where two women, Republican Martha McSally and Democrat Kyrsten Sinema, are battling neck-and-neck for an open Senate seat. CNN's Kyung Lah has the story.

Donald Trump just called Stormy Daniels 'horseface.' Don't act surprised.

On Tuesday, the President of the United States referred to a porn star with whom he has been alleged to have...

US says airstrike in Somalia killed 60 al-Shabaab fighters

The US military said Tuesday that an October 12 US "precision airstrike" near Harardhere, Somalia killed som...

Sessions slams legal discovery process against officials

Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Monday criticized "judicial activism" and condemned attempts to depose or ...

Federal judge dismisses Stormy Daniels' defamation lawsuit against Trump

A federal judge has dismissed adult film star Stormy Daniels' defamation lawsuit against President Donald Tr...

Democrats in key House races sweep past GOP rivals in money battle

All of the Democratic candidates in more than two dozen of the most competitive House races outpaced their R...

Cherokee Nation: Unhelpful to cling to DNA

Cherokee Nation Secretary of State Chuck Hoskin Jr. discusses why Sen. Elizabeth Warren's (D-MA) release of DNA test results suggesting that she has distant Native American heritage is problematic.

The Forecast: Democrats have a problem with Latino voters

House forecast: Democrats will win...

Inside Georgia Democrats' 'voter protection' war room

As the polls opened this week in Georgia for the first day of in-person early voting, telephones were buzzin...

This is an actual painting on display in President Trump's White House

Every Republican President walks into a bar. That could be a joke, but it's also a painting that currently h...

Separating families again? What we know about the proposed 'binary choice' policy

Administration officials are weighing a proposal that could result in parents and kids once again being spli...

Judge dismisses Stormy Daniels' defamation lawsuit

A federal judge has dismissed adult film star Stormy Daniels' defamation lawsuit against President Donald Trump.

No financial interests in Saudi Arabia? Trump has said differently before

President Donald Trump claimed on Tuesday to have "no financial interests in Saudi Arabia." Yet in his own t...

Rubio: No amount of money could 'purchase back our credibility on human rights' if US doesn't take action after Khashoggi's disappearance

Florida Republican Sen. Marco Rubio said the United States will lose its credibility on human rights if it d...

Proposal on DC protests draws 60,000 comments

A proposal that would change how protests can be held around some of the capital's most iconic sites has att...

Here's what should excite and depress Democrats so far in 2018

For two years Democrats have raged over Donald Trump's presidency, quarreled among themselves over the best ...

President Trump raises more than $100 million for 2020 re-election

President Donald Trump has raised more than $100 million for a re-election battle that is more than two year...

More than 200 children from separated immigrant families remain in US custody

More than 200 children from separated undocumented immigrant families remain in US custody, officials said i...

What Warren's DNA decision shows about Democrats' challenge: How to take on Trump in 2020

Elizabeth Warren's DNA test identifying her distant Native American ancestry is at its root a first stab at ...

Republicans are fretting over the Democratic money advantage in midterms

Republican operatives working to hold onto the party's House majority are increasingly worried about the so-...

Former Obama WH counsel's lawyers gave presentation to federal prosecutors

Attorneys for former Obama White House counsel Greg Craig gave a presentation in recent months to federal pr...

Susan Rice's son, a Trump supporter, drops assault charges against fellow student he says shoved him at pro-Kavanaugh event

The son of former Obama administration official Susan Rice has decided to drop charges against a fellow Stan...

Sen. Warren releases DNA test amid 2020 speculation

Senator Elizabeth Warren released results of a DNA analysis that shows she has distant Native American ancestry. CNN's Manu Raju reports.

Trump questions cause of climate change while EPA dismisses scientists

Trump administration dismisses more scientists at EPA as the President questions dire warnings on climate change but says he doesn't think it's a hoax.

Trump allies double down on 'mob' attack in final stretch of midterms

President Donald Trump's allies are increasingly embracing his argument that Democrats have become a "mob" h...

Warren's DNA never mattered to Trump

Of course it's come to this.Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Massachusetts, dogged by questions about her fam...

Trump responds to Warren's DNA results

President Donald Trump responds to Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) after she released a DNA test that supports her claim of having Native American ancestry dating back several generations.

Suspicious letter delivered to Republican Sen. Susan Collins residence in Maine

Authorities are looking into a "suspicious letter" delivered to the residence of Republican Sen. Susan Colli...

Washington governor slams plan to use West Coast military bases to ship coal, natural gas

Washington state Gov. Jay Inslee called a Trump administration proposal to use West Coast military bases and...

Why a woman is approaching Presidents' table

The artist of a painting now hanging in the White House explains why he included a blurred woman approaching the "Presidents Club" table in both the GOP and Democratic versions of his painting.

Warren's DNA test showcases shift in tactics ahead of 2020

Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren used to briskly walk through the Capitol and ignore reporters -- often with...

Mattis says he's on Trump's 'team' after President says he's 'sort of a Democrat'

US Secretary of Defense James Mattis said Monday he has "never talked" with President Donald Trump about lea...

Poll: Democrats have +11 advantage on choice for Congress

A new Washington Post/ABC News poll finds Democrats have a double-digit advantage over Republicans with 22 days until the midterms. Margie Omero and Kristen Soltis Anderson, of "The Pollsters" podcast, break down worries and wins for both parties.

Here's the deal with Elizabeth Warren's Native American heritage

Before and after his election, President Donald Trump has sneeringly referred to Massachusetts Sen. Elizabet...

5 things we learned from Elizabeth Warren's DNA test

On Monday morning, Elizabeth Warren released a 5+ minute video aimed at making two simple points: 1) She is,...

Read the judge's dismissal of Stormy Daniels' lawsuit against Donald Trump

A federal judge has dismissed adult film star Stormy Daniels' defamation lawsuit against President Donald Tr...

What Elizabeth Warren's DNA test reveals (and it's not what you think)

On Monday morning, we learned that Elizabeth Warren is probably-almost-definitely-I-mean-nothing-is-100-perc...

American Bar Association drops review of Kavanaugh

The American Bar Association will no longer review its "well qualified" rating of Justice Brett Kavanaugh no...

Democrats need Latino voters -- but fret too many will skip the midterms

Latino voters are angry at President Donald Trump. But that doesn't mean their anger will carry Democrats in...

Grassley rejects Democrats plea to delay judicial hearings until after recess

Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley told committee Democrats Monday that he would move forwar...

Trump hints that Mnuchin may skip Saudi conference

President Donald Trump opened the door Monday to the possibility that Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin may ...

Painter: Trump is 'a challenge to paint' but 'he liked what I had done'

The artist who painted "The Republican Club," now hanging in the White House, said President Donald Trump ca...

Trump on climate change: 'Man-made or not, I mean, there's something there'

President Donald Trump, speaking during a hurricane recovery briefing in Georgia, said he believes "there is...

Hillary Clinton defends Bill not resigning

Hillary Clinton says "absolutely not" on CBS Sunday Morning, defending her husband against renewed criticism over his affair with Monica Lewinsky.

Former Senate Intelligence Committee staffer pleads guilty to lying to FBI investigators

Former Senate Intelligence Committee staff member James Wolfe pleaded guilty Monday to one count of lying to...

14 deeply revealing words from Donald Trump's '60 Minutes' interview

President Donald Trump has a very simple worldview: The end justifies the means -- and the only acceptable e...

Trump tours hurricane-ravaged Florida and Georgia

President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump toured hurricane ravaged Florida on Monday, five days ...

Climate change breaks party lines in FL

Rep. Carlos Curbelo's political survival could depend on his ability to convince voters that a Republican is their best choice to combat climate change.

Source: Saudis to allow search of consulate

Saudi Arabia has given Turkey permission to search its Istanbul consulate, nearly two weeks after journalist Jamal Khashoggi went missing there, a Turkish diplomatic source told CNN's Clarissa Ward.

Report: Top Republican's family netted government contracts through claim of minority descent

A company owned by the in-laws of the number two Republican in the House of Representatives landed millions ...

John Bolton's chief of staff out at National Security Council

A top National Security Council aide is leaving the White House after serving just a few months as national ...

No, you're not crazy. There are way more campaign ads about immigration this year

In one ad, a smiling toddler stacks toy blocks as an aspiring governor hovers behind her, shouting "Build th...

Pro-Trump legal fund making payments, but won't say who's benefiting

A legal fund set up to help current and former Trump campaign and administration officials pay legal bills s...

Hurricane Michael forces campaigning to the sidelines in competitive Florida races

Hurricane Michael has come and gone, but the recovery effort to deal with the damage it left behind has upen...

Historic affirmative action trial set to begin

A lawsuit against Harvard brought on behalf of Asian-American students who failed to gain admission goes to trial in one of the most consequential race cases in decades. CNN legal analyst Shan Wu explains the details.

Trump touts Saudi King's denial in journalist's disappearance

President Donald Trump on Monday repeatedly highlighted the Saudi King's denial of involvement in the disapp...

Senator snatches phone after this question

Sen. David Perdue (R-GA) grabbed a constituent's phone after he asked a question about allegations of voter suppression in the state.

Yellen defends Fed against Trump's attacks

Former Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen on Monday described President Donald Trump's attacks on the Federa...

Scientist: EPA changes are an effort to 'gut rules' that protect public

Acting EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler has appointed five new members of an independent committee that prov...

Donald Trump's HUGE 'denial' double standard

On Monday morning, President Donald Trump said he spoke with Saudi Arabia's King Salman about Washington Pos...

Why Elizabeth Warren is #1 in our new 2020 rankings

Even before the 2018 election, we already know one of the winners: Women. And Democratic women in particular...

What Democrats in Congress will do if they're in power after midterms

Democrats in the US House of Representatives are beginning to quietly prepare to hold the Trump administrati...

This congressional district is drowning. Will voters choose a Republican to save it?

Rep. Carlos Curbelo's district is drowning.The South Florida Republican represents the low-lying 26th...

Trump: James Mattis is 'sort of a Democrat'

President Donald Trump said in an interview with "60 Minutes" that he was unsure how long Defense Secretary James Mattis planned to stay in his administration.

Hillary Clinton: President Clinton's affair with Monica Lewinsky wasn't abuse of power

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton hit back against criticism her husband, former President Bill Clin...

Inside Politics: Rebranding Kevin McCarthy

Kevin McCarthy reaches out, a SCOTUS what-if scenario, another immigration crackdown, Trump heads to Florida and Georgia, and the president's new top lawyer-it's all on Inside Politics.

11 noteworthy moments from Trump's '60 Minutes' interview

President Donald Trump said in an interview broadcast Sunday night that Russian President Vladimir Putin is ...

Trump's Saudi decision could prompt Congress to rein in his foreign policy

Political outrage sparked by the disappearance of a dissident Saudi journalist is not just damaging the repu...

Politicians, groups turn to digital advertising in race to turn out voters for midterms

Digital advertising is soaring ahead of next month's midterm elections, as candidates, political parties and...

Sen. Perdue grabs student's phone while being asked voter ID question

Georgia Republican Sen. David Perdue grabbed a Georgia Tech student's phone on Saturday as the student filme...

Marco Rubio: Mnuchin should not visit Saudi Arabia amid search for missing journalist

Sen. Marco Rubio said Sunday that Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin should not attend an ...

Ronna McDaniel agrees to stay on as head of RNC through 2020 election

Ronna McDaniel, the chair of the Republican National Committee, accepted an offer by President Donald Trump ...

Trump: Mattis is 'sort of a Democrat,' 'don't know' if he plans to leave admin

President Donald Trump said in an interview segment released Sunday that he was unsure how long Defense Secr...

Michael Cohen says the midterm elections 'might be the most important in our lifetime'

Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump's former personal attorney, said Sunday that this year's elections "mi...

Julian Castro rallying Iowa Democrats as he ponders his 2020 future

Far away from his native Texas on Saturday, Julián Castro was greeted by a familiar sign from home.A...

Bernie Sanders reacts to Biden lead in 2020 poll

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) reacts to a new poll indicating former Vice President Joe Biden is leading as the top choice for the 2020 Democratic nominee for president.

Marco Rubio: If reports true, Congress will act

Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) says that if Saudi Arabia had knowledge or involvement into the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi and President Donald Trump doesn't take strong action against Saudi Arabia, Congress will.

Abrams: Voting should not be a trust issue

Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams says her Republican rival, Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp, has overseen a failed voting system that could leave thousands unable to cast ballots.

Source: Trump to name new White House counsel

President Donald Trump is expected to name veteran Washington lawyer Pat Cipollone as the next White House counsel, two sources familiar with the matter have told CNN.

Stacey Abrams: Voter suppression 'about terrifying people' from voting

Georgia Democratic gubernatorial nominee Stacey Abrams accused her Republican opponent of voter suppression ...

Rebranding Kevin McCarthy

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

CNN Poll: More see Trump win likely as Biden leads crowded Democratic field

Americans are becoming more likely to think President Donald Trump will win a second term in office, while J...

Sanders on Khashoggi response: US should 'get out' of Saudi-led war in Yemen

Vermont independent Sen. Bernie Sanders said Sunday that if journalist ...

Voting access becomes flashpoint in midterms just weeks away from Election Day

Clashes over voting rights in two states this past week have renewed focus on the issue less than four weeks...

Republicans warn: There's a 'big fight' brewing over Trump's border wall

Even with the midterm elections looming, Republican leaders in Congress made clear this week they're paying ...

Trump: Severe punishment if journalist killed

President Donald Trump told the CBS show "60 Minutes" that there would be "severe punishment" if discovered that the Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi was killed by Saudi Arabia.

The Forecast: Democratic hopes of taking the Senate look as dim as ever

House forecast: Democrats will win 229 seats (and t...

Republicans didn't run a single TV ad in 16 key races during first week in October

In politics, money frequently equals priorities, and as the midterms round the turn toward Election Day, we ...

Melania Trump totally changed her story on the 'I really don't care' jacket

In June, first lady Melania Trump took a trip to McAllen, Texas -- one of the epicenters of the family separ...

New York Times: Kushner likely paid almost no federal income taxes for years

Jared Kushner, whose net worth is nearly $324 million, appears to have paid almost no income taxes from 2009...

Trump expected to name Pat Cipollone as White House counsel

President Donald Trump is expected to name veteran Washington, DC, lawyer Pat Cipollone as the next White Ho...

Trump stumps in Kentucky ahead of midterms

President Donald Trump rallies in Richmond, Kentucky, to campaign for Republican Rep. Andy Barr, capping off a week of near constant headlines coming out of the White House.

Trump on White House counsel: I won't say yet

President Trump talked to reporters and answered questions about his picks for UN ambassador and White House counsel.

Released US pastor Andrew Brunson returns to US, meets with Trump

American pastor Andrew Brunson thanked President Trump for the administration's work to free him from a Turk...

NYT: Kushner likely paid little or no federal income taxes for years

Jared Kushner, whose net worth is nearly $324 million, appears to have paid almost no income taxes from 2009 to 2016, The New York Times reports.

Trump touts Brunson release, praises Mitch McConnell, Rand Paul at Kentucky rally

President Donald Trump touted the release of pastor ...

Trump meets released US pastor at White House

President Trump met with pastor Andrew Brunson, who was freed after being held in Turkey for two years. Brunson was arrested in 2016 and accused of plotting to overthrow the Turkish government.

Trump Jr. retweets false claim about Khashoggi

Donald Trump Jr. retweeted an unsubstantiated claim insinuating missing Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi is a terrorism sympathizer -- a move that comes as the administration of his father, President Donald Trump, faces pressure on how to respond to the journalist's disappearance.

Immigration ads spike as midterms loom

Candidates and committees have shelled out more than $150 million on campaign ads dealing with immigration. A major increase over recent election cycles.

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