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.” […]

Trump Jr. says the Democratic Party platform is similar to the Nazis’

Washington (CNN)President Donald Trump’s eldest son said the platform of the Democratic Party is similar to that of the Nazi Party in Germany during the early 1930s and that history classes are biased against conservatives. “You see the Nazi platform in the early 1930s and what was actually put out there … and you look […]

Trump’s Supreme Court pick calls Antonin Scalia a ‘role model’ and a ‘judicial hero’

(CNN)President Donald Trump has extolled the late conservative icon Antonin Scalia, and so has his new nominee for the Supreme Court, Brett Kavanaugh. A year later, Kavanaugh lavished similar praise on Scalia, delivering a keynote address at Notre Dame Law School and saying: “Justice Scalia was and remains a judicial hero and role model to […]

Paul Ryan: Trump is just ‘trolling’ people with threat to strip security clearances

(CNN)House Speaker Paul Ryan on Tuesday attempted to downplay President Donald Trump’s threat to revoke security clearances of former national security officials who have criticized him, brushing it off as just “trolling.” The list of former officials under consideration includes former CIA Director John Brennan, former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, former FBI Director […]

Former President George H.W. Bush is alert and talking, but remains in intensive care

(CNN)Former President George H.W. Bush is awake, alert and talking after he was admitted to intensive care earlier this week, a family spokesman said Tuesday. The source added that Bush’s blood pressure kept dropping and a couple of times there was serious concern about whether he was going to come through, but that he had […]