(CNN) President Joe Biden said Wednesday that parts of the United States are "backsliding into the days of Jim Crow" by passing laws he says are reminiscent of when Black Americans had to pay poll taxes and pass other tests before casting their vote. "The c...
(CNN) The Biden administration said Wednesday it will replace a Trump-era rule barring certain federally funded health care providers from referring patients for abortions , a step long demanded by abortion rights groups. The Department of Health and Human...
Washington (CNN) Texas Rep. Kevin Brady, a long-serving lawmaker and top Republican on the powerful Ways and Means Committee, announced on Wednesday he is retiring at the end of his term. "I have an announcement I can't think of a better place to make it th...
Washington (CNN) US intelligence agencies still do not know "exactly where, when, or how Covid-19 virus was transmitted initially" in China but remain focused on two primary theories, that "it emerged naturally from human contact with infected animals or it...
It's the latest -- and best-funded, with an initial budget of $20 million -- example of how the 45th President and his supporters are building out a constellation of groups (political, legal and policy) that parallel the structure of the national Republican...
(CNN) Attorney General Merrick Garland on Wednesday promised to examine the practices of police departments around the country that commit civil rights violations in his first public comments since the police shooting death of Daunte Wright in Brooklyn Cent...
(CNN) The Senate is pushing to advance a bill Wednesday that would address the surge of hate crimes against Asian Americans. The bill, which would assign a Justice Department official to expedite reviews of potential Covid-19-related hate crimes and establi...
(CNN) The Treasury Department is establishing an Office of Recovery Programs to lead the agency's implementation of economic relief measures from three massive congressional coronavirus relief bills. The office, which will be led by Jacob Leibenluft, will m...
Washington (CNN) The Biden administration intends to move forward with $23 billion in proposed arms sales to the United Arab Emirates even as it continues its review of pending weapons transfers, a State Department spokesperson told CNN Wednesday. The Trump...
(CNN) Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer on Wednesday praised President Joe Biden's plan to withdraw US troops from Afghanistan , calling it a "careful and thought-out plan." "The President doesn't want endless wars. "I think the President's plan is a ver...
(CNN) Activist and nonprofit founder Rana Abdelhamid on Wednesday launched her Democratic primary challenge to Rep. Carolyn Maloney in New York's 12th congressional district, marking the third straight election in which Maloney, who has been in Congress sin...
Washington (CNN) It's an image President Joe Biden kept returning to: the sight of helicopters evacuating Americans from Saigon during the last major battle of the Vietnam War. In the United States, the image has come to reflect the humiliating end to a pro...
If Clarke, 45, is confirmed, she would be the first Black woman to lead this division since its inception in 1957. Connecticut Sen. Chris Coons, a Democrat, is planning to ask Clarke about her record working in and with law enforcement, and the support she...
(CNN) The House Oversight and Reform Committee is slated to hold a vote on Wednesday to approve a bill that would grant statehood to Washington, DC, a Democratic priority that still faces obstacles for final passage even when the party controls both chamber...
(CNN) As President Biden prepares to lay out his plan Wednesday to withdraw US troops from Afghanistan and end America's longest war, a source familiar with his thinking tells me that he thinks no amount of US troops in the country can be a game changer any...
(CNN) Almost a year after Chief Justice John Roberts sided with the Supreme Court's liberals to cast the determinative vote to block a Louisiana abortion law, his opinion in the case is causing deep divisions among lower court judges and lawyers. Last June,...
Gaetz, the brash Republican, liked to discuss politics, said one of the women. Details of the parties, which have not been previously reported, were described to CNN by two women who attended several of them over the past few years. Federal investigators ar...
(CNN) Wisconsin Treasurer Sarah Godlewski launched her campaign for Senate on Wednesday, jumping into what's expected to be a contentious Democratic primary as Republicans eagerly await word on whether Sen. Ron Johnson will seek a third term. "Instead of co...
The incident in January 2019 epitomized the antagonistic relationship between then-President Donald Trump and the US intelligence community and showed the degree to which intelligence leaders were marginalized under Trump. That drought will come to an end W...
(CNN) The White House and congressional Democrats face a crowded slate of pressing issues and competing priorities this week as they try to push forward with efforts to negotiate and secure passage of President Joe Biden's infrastructure package. The vaccin...