Roe v. Wade has been the law of the land for nearly 50 years. Will that matter?

November 30, 2021 at 10:05

Stare decisisIn legalese, the doctrine the justices will consider on Wednesday is called stare decisis. It derives from the Latin "stare decisis et non quieta movere" meaning, roughly, to stand by things decided and not disturb the calm. For some, stare dec...

Biden faces a familiar foe -- uncertainty

November 30, 2021 at 05:02

Jackson was helped along in pushing that unfounded theory by Fox News personality Pete Hegseth, who told his audience to "count on a variant about every October, every two years." At this point, there has been no concerted effort by the GOP to push back on...

Prosecutors ask US Supreme Court to review Bill Cosby's overturned sexual assault conviction

November 30, 2021 at 01:21

(CNN) Prosecutors in Pennsylvania announced Monday they're appealing a court ruling in the case against Bill Cosby to the US Supreme Court, arguing that a statement from a previous district attorney that they would not file charges against Cosby does not me...

Esper says Americans deserve 'unvarnished' look at 'tumultuous' Trump administration as he sues Pentagon over book redactions

November 30, 2021 at 00:33

Washington (CNN) Former Secretary of Defense Mark Esper said Monday that the American people deserve an "unvarnished" look at former President Donald Trump's "tumultuous" presidency after he filed a lawsuit against the Pentagon for not clearing his book man...

Fauci says he doesn't expect more travel restrictions even if Omicron variant proves more contagious and deadly

November 30, 2021 at 00:24

(CNN) Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation's top infectious diseases expert, said Monday that he doesn't anticipate the United States will implement additional travel restrictions even if the Omicron variant proves worse than previous strains of Covid-19. Presiden...

Analysis: One thing Biden will not do to fight the Omicron variant

November 30, 2021 at 00:21

Biden had been trying to find balance, saying "this variant is a cause for concern, not a cause for panic." The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Monday strengthened its booster recommendation specifically because of the Omicron variant. Bide...

Analysis: How long can Mitch McConnell ignore Donald Trump?

November 30, 2021 at 00:11

(CNN) Mitch McConnell would like everyone in the Republican Party to forget all about Donald Trump -- and the last four years. "I do think we need to be thinking about the future and not the past," McConnell told CNN's Manu Raju last month when asked about...

Pfizer expected to seek FDA authorization for boosters for those ages 16 and 17

November 30, 2021 at 00:11

(CNN) Pfizer is expected to seek authorization from the US Food and Drug Administration for its vaccine booster shot for those who are ages 16 and 17, a source familiar with the plan told CNN on Monday. Currently only those 18 and up are eligible for booste...

Iran nuclear talks restart as participants draw their lines in the sand

November 29, 2021 at 23:46

(CNN) Iran nuclear talks resumed Monday in Vienna, Austria, as the US warned Tehran against further uranium enrichment, Israel forcefully lobbied against sanctions relief for Iran and Iran announced its "willingness and seriousness" to reach a deal -- but o...

Secretary of defense orders review of US airstrike that killed civilians in Syria in 2019

November 29, 2021 at 23:22

(CNN) Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin has ordered a review of a US airstrike conducted in Syria in 2019 that the Pentagon only recently admitted had killed civilians after the publication of a New York Times report, Pentagon spokesman John Kirby said duri...

'Patriots 45 MAGA Gang' planned violence on January 6, prosecutors say

November 29, 2021 at 23:16

(CNN) Federal prosecutors have indicted a trio of alleged US Capitol rioters -- including one who is accused of assaulting DC police officer Michael Fanone -- for planning to be violent together on January 6, according to court records and a Justice Departm...

Pentagon denies Oklahoma governor's request and insists National Guard members must be vaccinated

November 29, 2021 at 22:15

(CNN) Secretary of State Lloyd Austin denied a request from Oklahoma's governor to exempt his state's National Guard members from the Pentagon's Covid-19 vaccine mandate. Austin emphasized that the vaccine mandate is a lawful order that promotes "the health...

Boebert and Omar have contentious call amid backlash for anti-Muslim remarks

November 29, 2021 at 21:11

(CNN) Republican Rep. Lauren Boebert of Colorado and Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota spoke on the phone, the two members of Congress confirmed Monday, amid criticism of Boebert's anti-Muslim remarks aimed at Omar. The call did little to calm tension...

Biden meets with retailers and grocers to discuss supply chain as holiday season begins

November 29, 2021 at 20:50

Washington (CNN) President Joe Biden met with the CEOs of a number of major retailers and grocers on Monday to discuss the holiday shopping season, part of the administration's ongoing effort to emphasize the strength of the nation's supply chains amid grow...

Pentagon to build up US bases in Guam and Australia to meet China challenge

November 29, 2021 at 20:14

(CNN) The Pentagon will focus on building up bases in Guam and Australia to better prepare the US military to counter China, a senior defense official said on Monday. The moves have been prompted by the Department of Defense's global posture review, which P...

Justice Breyer rejects request to block Massachusetts hospital's vaccine mandate

November 29, 2021 at 19:44

(CNN) Justice Stephen Breyer rejected a request on Monday that the Supreme Court block the vaccine mandate being implemented by the large Massachusetts hospital system, Mass General Brigham. The request that the Supreme Court intervene in the case was broug...

Former DOJ official could be second person to face contempt charges for defying January 6 committee

November 29, 2021 at 19:09

(CNN) The House Select Committee investigating the January 6 insurrection is poised to vote on a criminal contempt of Congress referral for former top Department of Justice official, Jeffrey Clark, the panel announced Monday. The committee plans to meet Wed...

Vaccine mandate for some health care workers blocked in 10 states

November 29, 2021 at 18:39

(CNN) A federal judge in Missouri issued an order Monday partially blocking the Biden administration from implementing a vaccine mandate for certain health care workers. The judge's order, which covers the 10 states that brought the case, played down the ef...

Administration tells some agencies they can delay firings of unvaccinated federal employees until after the holidays

November 29, 2021 at 17:57

(CNN) The Office of Management and Budget is telling some agencies they can delay firing federal employees who refuse to get vaccinated until after the holidays, an official confirmed to CNN, as an "education and counseling period" continues in December. An...

Rep. Tom Suozzi announced New York gubernatorial campaign

November 29, 2021 at 17:47

(CNN) New York Democratic Rep. Tom Suozzi on Monday announced his bid to become New York's next governor. "We're really at a crossroads right now. We don't need cheerleading, we need leadership," he said during his Zoom announcement. In an accompanying camp...

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