Ammon Bundy announces run for Idaho governor

June 20, 2021 at 19:53

(CNN) Ammon Bundy, the rancher who captured national attention when he led an armed occupation of federal land in Oregon, has announced his run for governor of Idaho. "I'm running for governor because I'm sick and tired of all of this political garbage just...

Vaccinated Republicans are going out far more than vaccinated Democrats

June 20, 2021 at 18:07

That is, fully vaccinated Republicans seem far more willing to resume normal activities than fully vaccinated Democrats. Fully vaccinated Republicans at 31% are far less likely to say they're social distancing than Democrats at 51%. When people who have bee...

Sanders signals openness to Manchin's voting rights compromise

June 20, 2021 at 18:05

(CNN) Sen. Bernie Sanders on Sunday signaled openness to West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin's proposed changes to sweeping elections overhaul legislation being debated in Congress. "Sounds like I'm open to doing everything I possibly can to protect American dem...

Sanders says he wants an infrastructure package with a larger price tag

June 20, 2021 at 14:37

(CNN) Sen. Bernie Sanders on Sunday said it's urgent that Democrats work toward an infrastructure package with a larger price tag that addresses climate change and other related issues. "I sometimes think we get boggled down in numbers and that's important,...

National security adviser: US preparing more Russia sanctions over Navalny poisoning and imprisonment

June 20, 2021 at 14:21

(CNN) The Biden administration is preparing to impose additional sanctions on Russia over the poisoning of imprisoned opposition leader Alexey Navalny, national security adviser Jake Sullivan said Sunday. "We are preparing another package of sanctions to ap...

Analysis: How this is the most unpredictable NYC mayoral race in 50 years

June 20, 2021 at 14:02

The same poll found that when ranked choice voting was applied that Adams defeated Garcia 56% to 44% in the final round. It does seem likely, however, that this election will be another 2021 election where Democratic primary voters will select a relatively...

Danica Roem's message to LGBTQ youth: 'You have to care' about politics

June 20, 2021 at 13:50

And during this Pride Month , Roem has a message to the younger people in the LGBTQ community who say they don't like politics: "When you are an LGBTQ person, you have to care." Roem jokes that there are still more things named after Confederate general Sto...

For Biden, confronting Putin may have been easier than dealing with Republicans back in Washington

June 20, 2021 at 11:57

(CNN) With confidence and elan, President Joe Biden rallied allies abroad last week around the viability of 21st century democracy. Biden's predecessor, Donald Trump , had undermined their shared objectives while showing subservience to the Russian autocrat...

Bidens announce their 'beloved' German Shepherd Champ has died

June 19, 2021 at 15:55

(CNN) The Bidens announced Saturday that their "beloved" German Shepherd Champ has died. "Our hearts are heavy today as we let you all know that our beloved German Shepherd, Champ, passed away peacefully at home," President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Bid...

First on CNN: Biden administration moves to make gender confirmation surgery available through Veteran Affairs health care system

June 19, 2021 at 14:10

(CNN) Veterans Affairs Secretary Denis McDonough is moving to make gender confirmation surgery available to transgender veterans through Veterans Affairs health care coverage, according to a VA department spokesperson. McDonough will announce the move at a...

New York City's chaotic mayoral campaign is jolted by a late twist

June 19, 2021 at 13:47

The new system, though, has provided an opportunity for an eleventh hour gambit by Yang and Garcia. In twin press releases on Friday night, their campaigns announced that they will stump together on Saturday. That has not happened yet, at least formally, an...

Analysis: How Trump turned Russia into a partisan issue

June 19, 2021 at 12:07

In fact, Trump was so friendly with Putin that he took an issue (Russia) that was either bipartisan or one on which Republicans were more skeptical and turned it into a partisan one, with Republicans more inclined to be on Russia's side. A quarter (25%) of...

Analysis: The American West is drying out. Things will get ugly

June 19, 2021 at 12:03

Later this year, the US government will almost certainly declare the first-ever water shortage along the Colorado River. Maps show more than a quarter of the US is in " exceptional drought ," underscoring the scope of a decades-long dry-out. Stories are pop...

Analysis: Joe Biden wooed many on his tour of Europe. It'll take much more to fix the damage wrought by Trump

June 19, 2021 at 04:12

It's something that has happened in France with the Yellow Jackets," said one European diplomat, referring to populist movements in Europe. That's why we're working together now to go as fast as we can to build some things that are irreversible." And the fa...

Fed up with Congress, Democratic activists worried about state voter restrictions take matters into their own hands

June 19, 2021 at 04:04

(CNN) The Republican brick wall blocking election overhaul legislation in the Senate is forcing Democratic activists to get creative. The effort to galvanize Democratic voters around the issue will reach fever pitch next week when Senate Majority Leader Chu...

Pentagon pulls missile defense, other systems from Saudi Arabia and other Middle East countries

June 19, 2021 at 01:06

(CNN) The Pentagon is pulling missile defense systems and other military hardware and personnel from Saudi Arabia and other countries in the Middle East, according to a defense official, as it realigns its mission and forces to confront China and Russia. De...

Georgia removes 100,000 names from voter registration rolls

June 18, 2021 at 23:57

Washington, DC (CNN) More than 100,000 names will be removed from Georgia's voter registration rolls in an attempt to keep the state's voter files "up to date," Georgia's secretary of state announced in a statement Friday. "Making sure Georgia's voter rolls...

This House Democrat is trying to end food insecurity in the United States

June 18, 2021 at 21:14

It's part of his lifelong fight to end food insecurity in the country, a task he's been working on since he entered Congress in 1997. The Massachusetts congressman has been working closely with his Democratic colleagues in an effort to put an end to food in...

US Catholic bishops advance communion document, setting up potential rebuke of Biden

June 18, 2021 at 19:42

(CNN) The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops on Friday proceeded with a plan that would deny communion to public figures who support abortion rights, setting up a potential public rebuke of President Joe Biden. By a vote of 168 to 55, with six abs...

Donald Trump endorses Kelly Tshibaka for Senate in race against Lisa Murkowski

June 18, 2021 at 18:38

(CNN) Former President Donald Trump endorsed Alaska GOP Senate candidate Kelly Tshibaka on Friday, pledging to campaign against Republican Sen. Lisa Murkowski, who voted to convict him of inciting the deadly insurrection at the Capitol on January 6. "Lisa M...

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