Reps. Mario Diaz-Balart and Ben McAdams become first members of Congress to test positive for coronavirus

(CNN)Reps. Mario Diaz-Balart and Ben McAdams have become the first members of Congress to test positive for coronavirus, a grim new indicator of the virus’ aggressive spread. Later on Wednesday evening, McAdams, a Utah Democrat, said he too had been diagnosed. “Today I learned that I tested positive,” he said in a statement released on […]

US conducts airstrikes against multiple Iranian-backed militia sites in Iraq

(CNN)The US carried out airstrikes on Thursday against multiple Iranian-backed militia sites in Iraq, according to the US Defense Department. Fox News was first to report on the strike. A US defense official told CNN that the strikes were carried out by manned fighter aircraft and targeted five weapons storage facilities. In a written statement, […]

Bolton manuscript revelations thrust little-known White House office into spotlight

Washington (CNN)A little known part of the National Security Council has been thrust into the spotlight after details of an unpublished manuscript by former national security adviser John Bolton became public late Sunday, upending the Senate impeachment trial. Typically, the records office has a quick turnaround, though multiple sources acknowledged that a book as explosive […]

Brexit deal: EU may threaten ‘to block’ City’s access to its markets

Croatias prime minister, Andrej Plenkovi, hinted at move to ensure level playing field The EU will be unashamedly political and block the City of Londons access to European markets if Boris Johnson tries to exempt the UK from its laws. Croatias prime minister, Andrej Plenkovi, whose country is taking over the presidency of the EU, […]

House passes defense bill that would include paid family leave for federal workers for the first time

(CNN)The House of Representatives passed an annual defense authorization bill on Wednesday with a provision that provides all federal workers with 12 weeks of paid parental leave for the first time in American history. While Democrats did secure a win on paid family leave, the measure in several places moved sharply away from the House-passed […]

‘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 […]