Biden administration has made little progress towards goal of closing notorious Guantanamo Bay prison

September 19, 2021 at 12:01

(CNN) President Joe Biden has said he wants to close the Guantanamo Bay detention facility, where 39 detainees still reside, by the end of his term, but his administration is yet to make much progress towards meeting that goal. The Biden administration firs...

Rep. Lee Zeldin announces he was diagnosed with leukemia last fall and is in remission

September 18, 2021 at 20:11

(CNN) Republican Rep. Lee Zeldin, who is running for governor of New York, said in a statement Saturday he was diagnosed with early-stage chronic myeloid leukemia last November, began treatment "with an immediately positive response and no side effects" and...

CIA warned children were possibly present seconds before US missile killed 10

September 18, 2021 at 18:24

The warning on August 29 came seconds before the missile hit the car, killing 10 civilians, including seven children. In the weeks following, the military insisted that it had been a justified strike on a confirmed terrorist target, acknowledging that some...

FBI ramps up investigations of threats against election officials

September 18, 2021 at 15:29

(CNN) The FBI has stepped up investigations of threats against election officials -- in some cases, reaching out for the first time in recent weeks to election supervisors and others who have endured months of harassment, local officials tell CNN. He said h...

RBG's legacy one year after the liberal icon's death

September 18, 2021 at 13:59

Photos: Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is seen in Washington in 2013. Hide Caption 1 of 54 Photos: Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Ginsburg was born Joan Ruth Bader on March 15, 1933. Hide Capti...

DHS to ramp up deportation flights to Haiti as migrants overwhelm US southern border

September 18, 2021 at 13:36

Washington (CNN) The Department of Homeland Security plans to ramp up deportation flights to Haiti to deter Haitians who are overwhelming Del Rio, Texas, a Customs and Border Protection official told CNN. The flights are expected soon, the official said. A...

Maricopa County and Arizona Senate reach agreement after months of sparring over 2020 election audit

September 18, 2021 at 12:36

(CNN) Arizona's Maricopa County and the state Senate have reached an agreement after a months-long dispute stemming from the local government's refusal to hand over electronic voting equipment logs related to the November 2020 election. The Republican-contr...

Why we're talking about the debt limit again

September 18, 2021 at 12:03

Also known as the "debt ceiling," it's exactly what it sounds like -- the maximum that the federal government is allowed to borrow. One is that the money's already been spent -- raising the debt limit just lets us keep paying back our creditors. This is fro...

High temperatures, wildfire smoke and drought: The politics of climate change in one California congressional district

September 18, 2021 at 11:25

According to the US Drought Monitor , much of the Central Valley has reached "exceptional drought" levels, the group's highest intensity. A slew of Democrats, many of whom applauded his impeachment decision, have also lined up to knock off the Republican co...

Why California's results are in line with the GOP taking the House in 2022

September 18, 2021 at 10:59

But beneath the positive exterior for Democrats, there are some fairly clear warning signs for President Joe Biden and his party ahead of the 2022 elections. One of the big advantages Newsom had in this race is that Biden is quite popular in California. The...

Biden looks to recapture his political momentum with a full-court press on his domestic agenda

September 18, 2021 at 04:02

Acutely aware of the stakes, Biden has begun more directly involving himself in the strategy to see his priorities passed this autumn. He is planning to invite lawmakers to the White House next week to press on the economic package, according to a person fa...

Two of California Gov. Gavin Newsom's children test positive for Covid-19

September 18, 2021 at 02:19

(CNN) Two of California Gov. Gavin Newsom's four children have tested positive for Covid-19, his office said in a statement Friday. "Yesterday, two of the Governor's children tested positive for Covid-19," said spokesperson Erin Mellon. "The family is follo...

Inside the creation of the US-Australia submarine deal

September 18, 2021 at 02:00

(CNN) American and Australian officials have been in highly secret talks for months over a plan to share technology for nuclear-powered submarines, a process that was hatched more than a year ago and accelerated after President Biden took office in January....

US aims to hit revenue streams of ransomware groups with sanctions

September 18, 2021 at 01:15

Washington, DC (CNN) The Biden administration is planning to impose new sanctions to disrupt the source of revenue of ransomware groups that have extorted major US firms of millions of dollars, a US official and a private cybersecurity expert briefed on the...

Office of Trump's defense secretary held call with China on January 6, two days before Milley's controversial call

September 17, 2021 at 23:20

Washington (CNN) A deputy to then-President Donald Trump's acting secretary of defense held a call with his Chinese counterpart two days before the now-controversial call by Gen. Mark Milley, undercutting criticism that the Joint Chiefs chairman was out of...

A glimmer of hope for Democrats in the 2022 midterms

September 17, 2021 at 22:30

(CNN) Conventional wisdom since at least the end of the 2020 election was that Republicans were poised to win big in the decennial redrawing of congressional lines across the country. While Democrats control all of the levers of power in political Washingto...

North Carolina court blocks state voter ID law, citing 'intent to target African American voters'

September 17, 2021 at 22:27

The law, known as SB 824, was passed in 2018 after Republicans lost their supermajority in the legislature but before the new legislature took over. It was already on hold under a preliminary injunction, after North Carolina's Court of Appeals said voter ID...

Banning books is a nasty habit, whether it comes from the right or left

September 17, 2021 at 22:05

(CNN) Banning books is a bad American habit, and one we must break. The banning comes from every side of the political spectrum, left and right, and the practice is often dangerous. Teachers received the list of articles, books and videos last month, accord...

Bureau of Land Management headquarters to return to Washington, DC

September 17, 2021 at 21:29

(CNN) Interior Secretary Deb Haaland announced her plans Friday to return the Bureau of Land Management national headquarters to Washington, DC, after it had been relocated under the Trump administration. The headquarters of the BLM -- which is part of the...

Biden administration appeals ruling that blocks expulsions of migrant families

September 17, 2021 at 21:06

(CNN) The Biden administration on Friday appealed a federal judge's ruling to block border authorities from expelling migrant families with children under a public health order linked to the coronavirus pandemic. On Thursday, Judge Emmet Sullivan of the Dis...

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