Republican Sen. Susan Collins -- who cast one of the decisive votes in favor of Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation -- told reporters on Monday that she feels "vindication" after Kavanaugh voted in a case related to Planned Parenthood.
Posted on: 10 December 2018 | 10:09 pm
Forty-four former Republican and Democratic US senators penned an op-ed for The Washington Post that warns "we are entering a dangerous period" and urges current and future senators to be "steadfast and zealous guardians of our democracy."
Posted on: 10 December 2018 | 9:58 pm
Accused Russian spy Maria Butina appears to have reached a plea deal with federal prosecutors.
Posted on: 10 December 2018 | 9:56 pm
While President Donald Trump and Nick Ayers were still in the middle of negotiations about him replacing John Kelly as chief of staff, Trump had already given Ayers a task. He wanted him to conduct a thorough review of how the West Wing operates, including evaluating staffing, in order to make it more politically focused over the next two years.
Posted on: 10 December 2018 | 9:11 pm
A man in Westford, Vermont, pokes his town with a 7-foot upraised middle finger. CNN's Jeanne Moos reports that it has become a selfie magnet.
Posted on: 10 December 2018 | 8:40 pm
A synagogue and a Georgia pipeline were the targets of two Ohio residents arrested by federal authorities in separate investigations, officials said on Monday.
Posted on: 10 December 2018 | 8:25 pm
President Donald Trump will be without a chief of staff following John Kelly's departure, and with the surprise decision by Nick Ayers to turn the job down, Trump scrambles to find a replacement. CNN's Jim Acosta has the details.
Posted on: 10 December 2018 | 8:19 pm
Rep. Eliot Engel, who is poised to lead the House Foreign Affairs Committee, plans to conduct a thorough review of US policy towards Saudi Arabia -- and that could include Jared Kushner's ties to the crown prince, Mohammed bin Salman, according to a Democratic aide.
Posted on: 10 December 2018 | 8:09 pm
Maria Butina, an accused Russian spy who nuzzled up to the National Rifle Association before the 2016 election, has begun cooperating with federal prosecutors after agreeing to a plea deal in recent days, according to a source familiar with the matter.
Posted on: 10 December 2018 | 8:00 pm
Right-wing media outlets seem to be waging a coordinated campaign to portray US Rep.-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez as a dimwit radical. Their efforts will backfire. She is in fact championing the smartest, most practical idea in US politics to address two urgent problems: climate change and poverty.
Posted on: 10 December 2018 | 7:16 pm
US Immigration and Customs Enforcement arrested 170 potential sponsors of unaccompanied minors who were in government custody from late July to late November, according to numbers released on Monday.
Posted on: 10 December 2018 | 7:06 pm