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Feb 19, 2019 07:48AM

Trump defies every restraint

It's a high bar given the wild swings of his two years in power, but Donald Trump seems more untethered to any traditional notion of the presidency than ever.

Feb 18, 2019 06:48PM

16 states file lawsuit to stop Trump's national emergency declaration

California Attorney General Xavier Becerra is preparing to file a lawsuit challenging President Donald Trump's national emergency declaration, Becerra told CNN's Kate Bolduan Monday.

Feb 19, 2019 02:59AM

Deputy AG Rod Rosenstein expected to leave Justice Department in mid-March

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein is expected to leave the Justice Department in mid-March, according to a Justice Department official who spoke to CNN Monday.

Feb 19, 2019 04:24AM

McCabe book details dysfunction and frenzy in Trump administration

In the early days of the Trump administration, the national security adviser lied to the vice president about his interactions with a Russian diplomat. The attorney general appeared to confuse news reports with classified information he received from intelligence reports. The White House chief of staff expressed frustration that the FBI wouldn't knock down media reports about Trump campaign associates' communications with Russians known to US intelligence.

Feb 18, 2019 07:01PM

READ: Lawsuit challenging Trump's national emergency declaration at southern border

Sixteen states filed a lawsuit on Monday challenging President Donald Trump's national emergency declaration for the southern border.

Feb 19, 2019 06:58AM

Bernie Sanders running for president again

After months of deliberation, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders announced Tuesday that he is running for president again in 2020. It will be Sanders' second consecutive bid for the Democratic nomination after losing to Hillary Clinton in 2016.

Feb 19, 2019 07:18AM

CNN to host Bernie Sanders at 2020 town hall

Sen. Bernie Sanders will head to Washington next Monday for a town hall moderated by CNN's Wolf Blitzer.

Feb 19, 2019 06:10AM

Sanders' evolution on race may not have come soon enough

Bernie Sanders' biggest selling point in 2016 was that he was the only person in the Democratic primary running not named Hillary Clinton.

Feb 19, 2019 05:33AM

Analysis: The calendar is shifting Democratic influence in 2020 to voters of color

As in every recent?Democrat primary?race, the?2020 contest?will begin in two virtually all-white states, with the Iowa caucus and New Hampshire primary in early February. But after that the next month of the primary calendar is dominated by states across the Sun Belt where non-white voters comprise a large share, and often an absolute majority, of the electorate.

Feb 19, 2019 05:11AM

Amy Klobuchar's novel pitch for the Democratic nomination: Pragmatism

Sen. Amy Klobuchar seems willing to say one word that often goes unspoken by presidential candidates eager to win over voters: No.

Feb 19, 2019 07:52AM

McCabe says Hill leaders didn't object when informed of Trump investigation

Congressional leadership did not object when former acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe informed them that the FBI had opened a counter-intelligence investigation into President Donald Trump, McCabe said Tuesday.

Feb 19, 2019 07:36AM

The Point: 5 big questions for Bernie Sanders' presidential campaign

Bernie Sanders made it official on Tuesday morning: He's running for president again.

Feb 18, 2019 10:44PM

Analysis: Why our politics can't handle Jussie Smollett

When actor Jussie Smollett said he had been beaten and left with a noose around his neck by two men shouting slurs and pro-Trump messages in Chicago last month, Democratic politicians couldn't issue sweeping condemnations quickly enough.

Feb 18, 2019 07:34PM

Dem congressman: 'God knows what (Trump's) going to give away' at upcoming summit with North Korea

A Democratic member of the House Armed Services Committee said he's concerned President Donald Trump will endanger the country by refusing to listen to his top intelligence officials ahead of his second summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

Feb 18, 2019 07:02PM

Roger Stone apologizes to judge for controversial Instagram post

Roger Stone formally apologized Monday for his controversial Instagram posts about federal district court Judge Amy Berman Jackson in a letter filed with the court.

Feb 18, 2019 04:59PM

Elizabeth Warren to release universal child care plan paid by 'wealth tax'

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren is set to release a sweeping universal child care plan on Tuesday that would guarantee child care from birth until the time children enter school.

Feb 18, 2019 04:16PM

Trump talking about John James as frontrunner for UN ambassador

President Donald Trump has mentioned former Michigan GOP Senate candidate John James as a leading contender for the role of US ambassador to the United Nations, a source close to White House tells CNN.

Feb 18, 2019 03:55PM

Democratic lawmakers ask NRA for answers over 2015 Moscow trip and alleged Russian ties

A pair of House Democratic lawmakers is asking the National Rifle Association to answer questions related to potential ties to Russia, including on the gun rights organization's finances, a 2015 trip to Moscow attended by NRA backers and whether NRA officials communicated with Russian-linked individuals about attempts to interfere in the 2016 US presidential election.

Feb 18, 2019 04:04PM

Trump ramps up pressure on Venezuela's Maduro in speech

President Donald Trump on Monday urged Venezuelan military officials to back the country's self-declared interim president Juan Guaido and allow humanitarian aid to flow into Venezuela.

Feb 18, 2019 10:20AM

Trump's allies get set for fierce fight over emergency declaration

President Donald Trump's allies are mounting a stiff defense of his declaration of a national emergency amid increasing signs that the biggest threat to his border wall now comes not from Congress, but the courts.

Feb 18, 2019 07:52AM

Former acting FBI director: Trump's 'own words' prompted counterintelligence investigation

Former acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe outlined on Sunday the reasons top officials decided to open a counterintelligence probe and obstruction of justice investigation into President Donald Trump.