Pentagon Blocked Biden's Intelligence Transition Team From Meeting With Agencies

December 05, 2020 at 01:49

(CNN) The Trump administration prevented President-elect Joe Biden's transition team from meeting with its counterparts at Pentagon intelligence agencies this week, according to a former senior intelligence official familiar with intelligence transition dis...

Pentagon And Veterans Affairs Preparing To Get And Administer Covid Vaccine

December 05, 2020 at 01:30

(CNN) The Department of Defense is set to receive the coronavirus vaccine directly from the companies that manufacture it once it is approved for use, and will administer it to DOD personnel, a US official tells CNN. At the same time, the Department of Vete...

Ousted Cybersecurity Chief Krebs To Trump: 'These Constant Attacks ... Are Very Dangerous'

December 05, 2020 at 00:26

(CNN) Former top cybersecurity official Chris Krebs sent a clear message to President Donald Trump on Friday: Stop attacking the integrity of last month's election because American democracy is fragile. "I'd tell him the same thing that we kind of adopted a...

Some Trump Supporters In This Georgia County Say The Election System Is 'Rigged.' That Could Hurt Republicans In January

December 05, 2020 at 00:16

Tallapoosa, Georgia (CNN) Sixty miles west of Atlanta, Haralson County sits a world away from Georgia 's largest and booming metro area. In November, the county voted for Donald Trump over Joe Biden, 87% to 13% -- making it one of the most Republican-leanin...

Student Loan Payment Pause Extended To January 31

December 04, 2020 at 23:40

Washington (CNN) People with student loans will get another month of relief after Education Secretary Betsy DeVos extended the pause on student loan payments through January 31. Borrowers haven't had to make payments since March, but the relief was set to e...

Analysis: A Hopeful Sign For Covid 19 Stimulus Relief

December 04, 2020 at 23:29

A vaccine and President-elect Joe Biden, as House Speaker Nancy Pelosi put it to reporters on Friday morning, another signal that she is now willing to negotiate over a stimulus bill previously too small to be considered. With the pandemic tightening its gr...

Calls Grow For State Department To Cancel Holiday Parties Due To Covid 19 Spike

December 04, 2020 at 23:08

(CNN) There are growing calls for Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to cancel a number of planned in-person holiday events amid record-breaking daily Covid-19 case counts across the United States. Public health experts have begged individuals to stay at home t...

While Trump Rants About Votes, None Of His Election Security Officials Support Him

December 04, 2020 at 23:00

(CNN) President Donald Trump is increasingly isolated in his claims of election fraud as a growing number of senior administration officials are either directly contradicting his baseless allegations or refusing to echo them. Ratcliffe is a fierce Trump loy...

Trump Administration Must Accept New Daca Applications, Judge Orders

December 04, 2020 at 22:38

(CNN) The Trump administration must post a public notice that it will accept new applications for the Obama-era program shielding undocumented immigrants who came to the US as children from deportation, a federal judge ordered Friday. Judge Nicholas Garaufi...

Trump Orders A Near Total Withdrawal Of Us Troops From Somalia

December 04, 2020 at 22:34

(CNN) President Donald Trump has ordered the majority of US troops to leave Somalia "by early 2021," in just the latest major military policy decision being taken in the final days of the Trump administration. "The President of the United States has ordered...

Presidential Pardon Investigation Involves Kushner Lawyer And Gop Lobbyist, Sources Say

December 04, 2020 at 22:26

(CNN) The Justice Department bribery-for-a-presidential-pardon investigation, which became public this week , involves the past efforts of well-connected Washington lawyer Abbe Lowell and Republican lobbyist and fundraiser Elliott Broidy in the early days o...

White House Exodus Begins Even As Trump Continues To Baselessly Claim Victory

December 04, 2020 at 22:21

(CNN) White House staffers at all levels are plotting their departures as a growing number of aides to President Donald Trump are abandoning his quest to overturn the 2020 election results -- some in frustration with the building they are leaving behind. Mu...

Pelosi Defiant Over Handling Of Stimulus: Rejecting Previous Republican Proposals Was 'Not A Mistake'

December 04, 2020 at 22:02

When asked by CNN's Manu Raju if it had been a mistake to reject a smaller stimulus proposed by Republicans months ago since they're talking about a similar proposal now, Pelosi responded, "No." ... My chairs have worked very hard on all of this." "When I s...

Trump's Criticism Of Gop Senate Candidates Has Republicans Worried Ahead Of Rally

December 04, 2020 at 21:53

(CNN) President Donald Trump heads to Georgia on Saturday to campaign for two Republican senators one month ahead of a critical runoff that will determine which party controls the Senate. According to two sources, during a recent phone call Trump blasted Ge...

Supreme Court Agrees To Consider Medicaid Work Requirements

December 04, 2020 at 21:45

(CNN) The Supreme Court agreed Friday to review whether the Trump administration can allow states to impose work requirements in their Medicaid programs. The administration had asked the justices in July to reinstate its historic approvals of state work req...

Defense Bill Would Stop Unidentified Federal Forces From Patrolling American Streets

December 04, 2020 at 21:31

(CNN) Federal agents patrolling American streets without badges or insignias identifying who they are would become a thing of the past if a defense bill working its way through Congress becomes federal law. The 2021 National Defense Authorization Act -- ann...

How Trump Raised Massive Amounts Of Money After The Election And Other Takeaways From Campaign Filings

December 04, 2020 at 20:59

(CNN) President Donald Trump raised staggering amounts after losing the White House. Here are five takeaways from this week's campaign finance filings:Team Trump lost the White House but won the post-election fundraising raceThe political committees aligned...

California Attorney General Xavier Becerra Emerges As Contender To Lead Health And Human Services

December 04, 2020 at 20:53

(CNN) California Attorney General Xavier Becerra has emerged as a key contender to lead the Department of Health and Human Services, two people familiar with the matter say, as President-elect Joe Biden weighs who to tap for a role that will be critical to...

Biden On Trump Administration Distributing Vaccine: 'There Is No Detailed Plan'

December 04, 2020 at 20:44

Washington (CNN) President-elect Joe Biden said Friday that the Trump administration had shared information with his transition team about distributing a vaccine to various states, but Biden said his team had not seen a "detailed plan." "There is no detaile...

Trump Purges Pentagon Advisory Board And Gives Seats To Former Campaign Managers

December 04, 2020 at 20:42

(CNN) President Donald Trump has purged a Pentagon business advisory board and replaced its members with his former campaign manager and deputy campaign manager, neither of whom have served in the military or have any apparent experience with the defense in...

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