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Why Pete Buttigieg’s Iowa surge was not surprising

Why Pete Buttigieg’s Iowa surge was not surprising

South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg surged 16 points to land at top of the Democratic field in the latest CNN/Des Moines Register/Mediacom Iowa caucuses poll. Sometimes a climb in the polls for a candidate is surprising, but in the case of Buttigieg, you could see the potential a mile away. Why? It all has…

Melania Trump reiterates support for reducing e-cigarette use in children

Melania Trump reiterates support for reducing e-cigarette use in children

Melania Trump remains committed to preventing children from using e-cigarettes, the first lady’s office says, even as President Donald Trump is reportedly putting political considerations ahead of his previously announced plan to ban the flavored e-cigarettes that appeal to children. The first lady was an essential part of the announcement by Trump and Health and…

House investigating whether Trump lied to Mueller

House investigating whether Trump lied to Mueller

The House of Representatives is now investigating whether President Donald Trump lied to special counsel Robert Mueller in written answers he provided in the Russia investigation, the House’s general counsel said in federal court Monday. “Did the President lie? Was the President not truthful in his responses to the Mueller investigation?” House general counsel Douglas…

Why you just can’t trust the White House on Donald Trump’s health

Why you just can’t trust the White House on Donald Trump’s health

President Donald Trump, according to the White House, made an unscheduled trip to Walter Reed hospital on Saturday for a “quick exam and labs” as the first stage of his annual physical. You shouldn’t just believe them. Which is not to say that whatever happened on Saturday wasn’t minor or maybe even routine. What it…

House willing to delay getting Trump tax documents

House willing to delay getting Trump tax documents

President Donald Trump’s financial documents are unlikely to be released to the House on Wednesday, after the House told the Supreme Court that it would endorse a 10-day delay to give the justices more time to consider legal arguments. House General Counsel Douglas Letter suggested in a letter Monday he could file briefs on Friday…

Fed chair meets with Trump at the White House

Fed chair meets with Trump at the White House

President Donald Trump held an unannounced meeting with Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell at the White House residence on Monday, the first such meeting between the President and the nation’s top monetary policymaker since an informal dinner last February. Trump has routinely attacked Powell, a former investment banker, over interest rate moves — breaking previous…

Ruth Bader Ginsburg returns to Supreme Court bench after stomach bug

Ruth Bader Ginsburg returns to Supreme Court bench after stomach bug

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg returned to the bench on Monday after missing a day at the court last week due to a stomach bug. Ginsburg, 86, took her seat wearing one of her lace collars. The justices were there to grant new admissions to the bar, not to hear arguments. Justice Stephen Breyer…

Here’s how Republicans are defending Trump ahead of this week’s impeachment hearings

Here’s how Republicans are defending Trump ahead of this week’s impeachment hearings

As House Democrats enter the second week of the public chapter of their impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump, both Republicans and the President have begun dishing out new defenses of him as witnesses continue to provide damaging testimony before the House Intelligence Committee. This week, eight witnesses are set to appear before the panel,…

House Republicans ask GOP senator for info on Ukraine

House Republicans ask GOP senator for info on Ukraine

House Republicans are asking a Republican senator who spoke to President Donald Trump and the US Ambassador to the European Union about the freezing of US security aid to Ukraine to provide information relevant to the Democrats’ impeachment inquiry. The House Oversight Committee’s ranking Republican, Rep. Jim Jordan of Ohio, and the House Intelligence Committee’s…

2020 Democrats lay out competing visions at key Nevada event

2020 Democrats lay out competing visions at key Nevada event

The contours of the Democratic primary were clear on Sunday night in Nevada, just days before the party’s top 10 candidates headline a closely watched debate in Atlanta. The point of the First in the West event was to give the 14 Democratic presidential hopefuls in attendance the chance to show off their ability to…

Prosecutors in Giuliani investigation interested in talking to Ukrainian energy company

Prosecutors in Giuliani investigation interested in talking to Ukrainian energy company

Federal prosecutors in New York who are investigating Rudy Giuliani are seeking to interview people with knowledge of Ukraine’s state-run oil-and-gas company, Naftogaz, according to two people familiar with the matter, suggesting investigators have opened a line of inquiry into whether Giuliani and his associates sought to secure energy deals by asserting influence on the…

New York Times: Trump backs off flavor ban for e-cigarettes

New York Times: Trump backs off flavor ban for e-cigarettes

President Donald Trump has backed away from a proposal to ban flavored e-cigarettes, The New York Times reported Sunday. A Trump campaign adviser told CNN’s Jim Acosta that Trump’s political aides, including campaign manager Brad Parscale, have warned him that such a ban may not be helpful with his base and that he should reconsider.…

Trump attacks another witness as his impeachment defense faces new tests

Trump attacks another witness as his impeachment defense faces new tests

President Donald Trump’s impeachment angst led him to fire off a new attack on a key witness and threatens to deepen in the frenetic week ahead with crucial testimony scheduled from officials caught in the middle of the Ukraine storm. But as is perpetually the case with the President, a brew of competing scandals and…

‘Anonymous’ book offers eye-popping insider details

‘Anonymous’ book offers eye-popping insider details

On Nov. 19, one of the most anticipated political books of the year hits store shelves with the publication of “A Warning” by Anonymous. CNN obtained an advance copy and gave it a read. Overall the book is sparse on the revelations it provides, especially given the buildup. Part of that is due to the…

Schumer says Trump should testify — not tweet — in impeachment investigation

Schumer says Trump should testify — not tweet — in impeachment investigation

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said on Sunday that President Donald Trump should not voice his concerns about the impeachment hearings on Twitter but instead should appear before Congress to testify. The New York Democrat’s comments follow the first public hearings in the House impeachment inquiry into the President and Ukraine. Trump has continuously tweeted…