Category Archives: CNN – Politics

The good, the bad and the Biden on former VP’s first day on the trail

The first day of Joe Biden’s White House bid showed why he could be such a potent threat to Donald Trump — and also to himself. His 2020 debut opened well — with a resonant 6 a.m. video blast that leveraged his strength of character to argue that the current President poses a mortal threat…MORE

‘I spy with my little eye.’ The CIA is officially on Instagram

Big brother is watching. The CIA officially joined Instagram with the handle @CIA on Thursday, expanding its presence on the internet. The agency’s first post was simple, yet cheeky. “I spy with my little eye…,” the caption read. The post challenges its more than 6,000 followers to spot items on the desk that are significant…MORE

Rosenstein unloads on critics, defends handling of Russia investigation

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein defended his handling of the Russia investigation Thursday evening, recalling how he had promised to “do it right” during his Senate confirmation hearing and “take it to the appropriate conclusion,” while taking pointed swipes at what he called “mercenary critics,” politicians and the news media. “It’s not our job to…MORE

Warren and Sanders pounce as Biden enters the race

Joe Biden is in — and the knives are out. Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts welcomed the former vice president to the 2020 Democratic primary on Thursday by reminding voters of their old clashes over the nation’s bankruptcy laws. “I got in that fight because (families) just didn’t have anyone and Joe Biden was on…MORE

Trump’s acting defense secretary called F-35 fighter jet program ‘f—-d up’

Acting Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan told investigators from the Pentagon’s Office of the Inspector General that he called the F-35 fighter jet program “f—-d up,” but made clear that he wasn’t referring to the aircraft itself, which he said was “awesome,” according to a Department of Defense report released Thursday. Shanahan’s comments were detailed…MORE

Federal judge blocks Trump administration’s Title X abortion ‘gag rule’

A federal judge in Washington state on Thursday granted a nationwide preliminary injunction blocking the Trump administration’s abortion clinic referral restriction, according to a news release by state Attorney General Bob Ferguson. The revised regulations to the Title X family planning program prohibit taxpayer-funded family planning clinics from talking about abortion with patients or referring…MORE

Connolly threatens to jail Trump officials who won’t comply with subpoenas

Democratic Rep. Gerry Connolly on Thursday threatened jail time for White House officials who are declining to comply with congressional committees’ efforts to conduct oversight of President Donald Trump’s administration. Three officials have refused to comply with congressional requests to testify at the administration’s urging, ratcheting up the long-brewing battle with House Democrats ready and…MORE

DHS request for more troops at the border is sent to the Pentagon

The new Department of Homeland Security Request for Assistance for additional US troops and other logistical support on the southern border has been sent to the Pentagon but has yet to be signed by acting Secretary of Defense Pat Shanahan, according to two US defense officials. The request arrived late Wednesday and is being reviewed.…MORE