‘Immature’ No 10 briefings trigger another day of Brexit trouble

Blame game row as Downing Street turns fire on Leo Varadkar and Angela Merkel The first sign of trouble was in the dawn news bulletins. In a condemned on the airwaves as desperate and something to make the government ashamed by the recently departed cabinet minister Amber Rudd, Boris Johnson was on the phone to […]

Mike Pence backs Boris Johnson over Brexit in awkward Dublin visit

US vice-president urges taoiseach and EU to negotiate with UK in good faith The US vice-president and the taoiseach have clashed over Brexit, with Mike Pence urging Leo Varadkar and the EU to work with Boris Johnson to protect the United Kingdoms sovereignty and limit trade chaos. Pence also asked Varadkar to support the US […]

Not all of these candidates will be with us after the CNN Detroit debate. Here’s why

(CNN)California Rep. Eric Swalwell was about to walk on to the biggest stage of his political career: the first Democratic presidential debate. “It’s a balance between horning your way in and sharing who you are and what you believe, but not being obnoxious,” Swalwell told CNN’s Gloria Borger in an interview. The stakes at CNN’s […]

Brussels greets Boris Johnson victory by rejecting Brexit plans

EU restates opposition as Ursula von der Leyen warns of challenging times ahead Boris Johnsons Conservative leader has been greeted in Brussels with a rejection of the incoming British prime ministers Brexit demands and an ominous warning by the newly appointed European commission president about the challenging times ahead. Ursula von der Leyen, who will […]

Manafort pleads not guilty in NY Supreme Court to fraud charges

(CNN)Paul Manafort pleaded not guilty Thursday in New York state’s Supreme Court to state fraud charges brought by the Manhattan district attorney’s office, the third criminal case he has faced in recent years and one that may trigger a battle on double jeopardy grounds. As he was led into the courtroom, he walked with a […]

Nadler: Trump’s reported pardon comment shows ‘contempt for law’

Washington (CNN)House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler said President Donald Trump showed “contempt” for the law when he told a top administration official he would pardon him if he were jailed for defying the law. Nadler’s comment came in response to a report from CNN that Trump told then-head of the Customs and Border Protection […]

Beto O’Rourke says he would ‘take the wall down’ separating El Paso and Mexico

(CNN)Beto O’Rourke said Thursday that if he could, he’d tear down the border wall that separates El Paso, Texas, from Mexico. The former congressman from Texas, who is weighing a bid for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination, criticized Trump’s anticipated decision to declare a national emergency in order to fund his border wall. “It’s hard […]

Judge orders discovery in Trump foreign gifts lawsuit to begin by end of month

(CNN)A federal judge has finalized the schedule for when state challengers suing President Donald Trump over proceeds from the Trump International Hotel get to seek evidence for their case. D.C. Attorney General Karl A. Racine applauded Monday’s ruling, saying subpoenas are in the works: “We will now serve subpoenas to third party organizations and federal […]

Ocasio-Cortez to be youngest woman ever elected to Congress

(CNN)New York Democratic congressional nominee Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez will win her general election race easily and become the youngest woman ever in Congress, CNN has projected. Ocasio-Cortez ran unabashedly to Crowley’s left in the New York City district and previously worked as an organizer on Vermont independent Sen. Bernie Sanders’ presidential campaign. She is the daughter […]

Andrew Gillum concedes Florida governor’s race to Ron DeSantis

Washington (CNN)Andrew Gillum, the Democratic gubernatorial candidate in Florida, conceded to his Republican opponent, former Rep. Ron DeSantis, on Saturday, ending a protracted fight that saw the Tallahassee mayor take back his Election Day concession during a statewide recount. “This was a hard-fought campaign,” he wrote on Twitter. “Now it’s time to bring Florida together.” […]