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Mueller filing on Manafort sentencing still not public after midnight deadline

By Katelyn Polantz, CNN The public will have to wait a little longer to read Paul Manafort's sentencing memo from special counsel Robert Mueller. More>>

US argues momentum for change in Venezuela is growing despite border violence

By Jennifer Hansler and Nicole Gaouette, CNN Self-declared Venezuelan leader Juan Guaido's supporters and their US backers say he is gaining increasing military support, even as the political standoff with embattled... More>>

Justice Dept. official: Mueller report not expected next week

By Laura Jarrett and Caroline Kelly, CNN Special counsel Robert Mueller is not expected to deliver his report on the investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election next week, a Justice Department... More>>

Klobuchar's office retools family leave policy after news report

By Dan Merica and Sunlen Serfaty, CNN Sen. Amy Klobuchar's Senate office scrapped a policy this week that required employees who took 12 weeks of paid maternity and paternity leave to stay at the office for three times... More>>

Dianne Feinstein's climate change discussion with schoolchildren gets heated

By Caroline Kelly, CNN Sen. Dianne Feinstein clashed Friday with a group of children over climate change policy, criticizing their requests that she back the Green New Deal, accusing them of presenting an ultimatum and... More>>

Donald Trump's plan for 2020 Democrats: Cause chaos and sow division

By Jeff Zeleny and Kaitlan Collins, CNN One presidential candidate is following the Democratic primary fight far closer than you might imagine. His name is Donald J. Trump. More>>

If the 2020 election were today, Trump would lose

Analysis by Chris Cillizza, CNN Editor-at-large The 2020 election is 620 days away. Which, according to new state-by-state polling data from Gallup, is a very good thing for President Donald Trump. More>>

Trump picks US ambassador to Canada for UN ambassador

By Sophie Tatum and Nicole Gaouette, CNN President Donald Trump said Friday he intends to nominate the current American ambassador to Canada to be the new US ambassador to the United Nations. More>>

Washington Post: Grand jury assessing Zinke's alleged lies to investigators

By Caroline Kelly, CNN A Washington grand jury is hearing arguments from prosecutors alleging that former Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke lied to the department's Office of the Inspector General, The Washington Post... More>>

Trump predicts 'very good chance' of China trade deal

By Betsy Klein and Donna Borak, CNN President Donald Trump expressed optimism on a trade deal with China, after meeting with Chinese Vice Premier Liu He in the Oval Office on Friday afternoon. More>>

Alabama ISIS bride's father sues Trump administration over citizenship and seeks her return

By Kate Sullivan and David Shortell, CNN The father of the Alabama woman who joined ISIS is suing the Trump administration over her US citizenship and seeking her return. More>>

How Robert Kraft became a billionaire

By Nathaniel Meyersohn, CNN Business Robert Kraft bought the New England Patriots in 1994 from an owner who wanted to move the team to St. Louis and call them the Stallions. More>>

Trump calls man's plot to harm Democrats and journalists 'a very sad thing'

By Maegan Vazquez, CNN President Donald Trump on Friday called a Maryland man's foiled plot to harm Democratic politicians and journalists "a very sad thing," but made it clear that he doesn't believe his own... More>>

Pentagon says it will be months before construction on Trump's border wall starts

By Ryan Browne, CNN Even if everything goes according to plan, it will likely be months before construction on President Donald Trump's sought-after border wall can even start, according to senior defense officials. More>>

What's the Trump Doctrine? Depends who you ask

Analysis by Michael Warren, Zachary Cohen and Michelle Kosinski, CNN On Dec. 19, President Donald Trump announced one of his most consequential foreign policy decisions: the rapid withdrawal of US troops from Syria. The... More>>

Warren Buffett's annual letter will be released Saturday. Here's what to watch for

By Jackie Wattles, CNN Business It's time again for Warren Buffett to post his annual letter to Berkshire Hathaway shareholders, a yearly missive complete with reflections on the past year, dad jokes and, of course,... More>>

What went wrong at Kraft Heinz

By Paul R. La Monica, CNN Business It seems that Kraft Heinz was so focused on cutting costs that it forgot the most important thing for a food company to do: Make tasty products that people actually want to buy and eat. More>>

Amy Klobuchar says she supports legalizing marijuana

By Dan Merica and Sophie Tatum, CNN Democratic presidential candidate Amy Klobuchar in a statement on Friday said she supports legalizing marijuana. More>>

Bloomberg News: NY prosecutors preparing charges against Manafort if he gets Trump pardon

By Erica Orden and Kara Scannell, CNN Prosecutors in the Manhattan district attorney's office have prepared a criminal case against Paul Manafort in the event that he receives a presidential pardon, Bloomberg News... More>>

Democrats demand Barr publicly release full Mueller report

By Jeremy Herb, CNN House Democrats are demanding that Attorney General William Barr release special counsel Robert Mueller's report to the public, a potential preview of the looming battle over Mueller's... More>>

Stamps.com stock plummets more than 50% after it ends partnership with the US Postal Service

By Chris Isidore, CNN Business Stamps.com says it is ending an exclusive relationship with the US Postal Service, sending shares of its stock plunging more than 50%. More>>

House Democrats introduce resolution to block Trump's national emergency, Trump vows to veto

By Alex Rogers, CNN House Democrats introduced a resolution Friday to block President Donald Trump's effort to build a wall on the southern border through his emergency powers, setting up votes in Congress to rebuke... More>>

About 200 US troops to stay in Syria following Trump's order for 'full' removal

By Betsy Klein and Ryan Browne, CNN The White House said Thursday that a small contingent of US troops will remain in Syria following President Donald Trump's order for a "full" withdrawal of the American military from... More>>

Commander of US-backed forces fighting ISIS asks US to keep troops in Syria

By Barbara Starr and Ryan Browne, CNN The commander of the US-backed and Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces is asking the US and its coalition partners to provide air support and keep up to 1,500 troops in Syria as part... More>>

Why Netflix and Hollywood spend millions to win Oscars

By Frank Pallotta, CNN Business Academy Award winners will likely thank their entourage, their family and God on Sunday for receiving Hollywood's highest honor, but they might owe their biggest debt to the studios that... More>>

Joe Kennedy hopes Mueller report turns up nothing for 'sake of our democracy'

By Veronica Stracqualursi, CNN Rep. Joe Kennedy said he hopes for the sake of the country and the integrity of the US election process that special counsel Robert Mueller turns up nothing in his Russia investigation. More>>

Trump agrees to keep about 400 US troops in Syria, official says

By Jeremy Diamond, CNN President Donald Trump has agreed to keep about 400 US troops in Syria after the withdrawal of most US forces there this spring, a senior administration official said Friday. More>>

Is Clarence Thomas headed out or just getting started?

By Ariane de Vogue, CNN Supreme Court Reporter Justice Clarence Thomas issued a jaw-dropping opinion earlier this week when he suggested it was time for the Court to revisit a First Amendment precedent that some believe is... More>>

Trump admin weighs softening demands ahead of second North Korea summit

By Jim Sciutto, Kylie Atwood, Jeremy Diamond and Kevin Liptak, CNN As President Donald Trump prepares to meet face-to-face with North Korean leader Kim Jung Un for a second time, his administration is weighing backing off... More>>

This Republican governor sounds like he is going to take on Trump in 2020

Analysis by Chris Cillizza, CNN Editor-at-large The political world is focused on the ever-growing Democratic 2020 field, all jockeying for their chance to beat President Donald Trump next November. But it looks... More>>

Trump tells Europe to take back ISIS fighters, warns they could be released

By Bianca Britton, CNN In a series of tweets, President Donald Trump has said European countries should take back and put on trial hundreds of ISIS fighters who have been captured in Syria. More>>

Top Democrats rebuke Trump administration for Medicaid work requirement policies

By Katie Bernard, CNN Top congressional Democrats requested Tuesday that the Department of Health and Human Services halt Medicaid work requirements, citing widespread loss of coverage in Arkansas. More>>

Minorities may not respond to census due to 'political environment,' administration says

By Gregory Wallace The current "political environment" is so toxic that a large number of minorities may not reply to the 2020 Census, the Trump administration admitted in court Thursday, even without the addition of a... More>>

Authorities to sweep Coast Guard HQ following arrest of officer

By Sophie Tatum and Jessica Schneider, CNN Law enforcement officials will conduct a "complete sweep" of Coast Guard headquarters, where a self-described white nationalist whom the government has accused of being a domestic... More>>

Appeals court judges skeptical of plan to end DACA

By Priscilla Alvarez, CNN A three-judge federal appeals panel on Friday expressed skepticism over the Trump administration's reasoning for terminating the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. More>>

It's almost like Howard Schultz isn't even trying

Analysis by Chris Cillizza, CNN Editor-at-large Howard Schultz would like to be president. Which means that he believes that he, among the 300+ million people in this country, is uniquely suited to leading us. More>>

Sanders: White House 'looking into' whether Justice Department violated sex-crime victims' rights

By Allie Malloy, CNN The White House is "looking into" a federal judge's ruling that the Justice Department violated the rights of sex crime victims while Labor Secretary Alex Acosta was a US attorney in Florida in... More>>

Tennessee governor regrets wearing Confederate uniform in 1980 yearbook photo

By Veronica Stracqualursi, CNN The governor of Tennessee said he regrets participating in "Old South" fraternity parties when he attended Auburn University and wearing a Confederate army uniform found in a 1980 yearbook... More>>

At least 245 children separated from families since Trump admin said it would stop doing so

By Priscilla Alvarez, CNN Since the Trump administration announced it would end its practice of separating families apprehended at the southern border last June under its "zero tolerance" immigration policy, at least 245... More>>

The White House's new argument against collusion with Russia is nonsensical

Analysis by Chris Cillizza, CNN Editor-at-large On Friday morning, this exchange happened between White House press secretary Sarah Sanders and CNN's Joe Johns: More>>

Sanders insists White House isn't focused on Mueller, despite investigation's impending end

By Maegan Vazquez, CNN White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said Friday that the White House isn't focused on bracing for the conclusion of special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation, despite reporting... More>>

A 'seismic shift' could send the government scrambling again on family separations

By Catherine E. Shoichet, CNN The Trump administration could face a major shakeup soon in the lawsuit over immigrant families separated at the border. More>>

All the President's broken men

Analysis by Stephen Collinson, CNN They once were Donald Trump's strutting, sharp-suited alpha male political and legal fixers, living high and playing the game hard, seemingly immune from the consequences of their... More>>

WSJ: Under Armour CEO's relationship with MSNBC anchor causes stir

By Nathaniel Meyersohn, CNN Business Under Armour founder and CEO Kevin Plank has been soliciting business advice from MSNBC anchor Stephanie Ruhle, the Wall Street Journal reported Thursday. Under Armour employees were... More>>

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio will travel to Iowa this weekend

By Dan Merica and Caroline Kelly, CNN New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, who's considering a bid for the Democratic presidential nomination, will make a trip to Iowa this weekend. More>>

Joe Biden's experience sets him apart. It could also hurt him in 2020.

By Arlette Saenz, CNN If former Vice President Joe Biden enters the 2020 race, his more than four-decades-long career in Washington will face fresh scrutiny, including his work on criminal justice and financial reform issues. More>>

Rivals BMW and Daimler are spending $1 billion (together) on the future of transportation

By Charles Riley, CNN Business BMW and Daimler are putting more than $1 billion into a joint venture that will develop ride-sharing, charging and parking services. More>>

Mueller could tell all in last major court filing in Paul Manafort's case

By Katelyn Polantz, CNN Friday may be the day that special counsel Robert Mueller tells all in the long-running court saga of Paul Manafort's prosecution. More>>

Kraft Heinz plunges; Berkshire Hathaway earnings; Economy worries

By Ivana Kottasová, CNN Business 1. Kraft Heinz plunges: Shares in Kraft Heinz dropped as much as 20% in extended trading after the company unleashed a wave of worrying news. More>>

US official says French ISIS operative likely killed in Syrian airstrike

By Ryan Browne, CNN A French ISIS operative linked to the deadly 2015 terrorist attacks in Paris was likely killed in a strike in Syria in recent days, a US defense official tells CNN. More>>

Israel is sending its first spacecraft to the moon. Meet the software billionaire who made it happen

By Jackie Wattles, CNN Business Morris Kahn, an Israeli software entrepreneur, heard about young engineers in his home country who wanted to build a robotic moon lander and win a $20 million prize. More>>

Democratic presidential candidates back off statements of support for Jussie Smollett

By Kate Sullivan and Kyung Lah, CNN Democratic presidential candidates backed off their statements of support for actor Jussie Smollett on Thursday after he was arrested on the suspicion of falsifying a police report,... More>>

Judge rules DOJ violated the law by failing to confer with victims of Jeffrey Epstein

By Ross Levitt, Elizabeth Hartfield and Caroline Kelly, CNN A federal judge in Florida ruled that the Department of Justice broke the law by failing to confer with victims of Jeffrey Epstein, a well-connected Palm Beach... More>>

Federal judge presses administration on family separations dating before June 2018

By Priscilla Alvarez, CNN A federal judge pressed government lawyers Thursday over whether the administration should be required to identify the thousands of children and parents who were separated at the southern border... More>>

Steve King plans to seek re-election: 'I have nothing to apologize for'

By Katie Bernard, CNN Rep. Steve King said he plans to run for re-election and rejected responsibility for his statements in The New York Times that appeared to defended white nationalism. More>>

Here's what 2020 candidates should learn from Jussie Smollett

Analysis by Chris Cillizza, CNN Editor-at-large "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett made the whole thing up. More>>

Kraft Heinz posts huge loss, slashes dividend and reveals SEC investigation

By Jackie Wattles, CNN Business Kraft Heinz had one of the worst days imaginable Thursday. More>>

Democratic super PAC launches $100 million, four-state campaign to challenge Trump

By Fredreka Schouten, CNN One of the Democratic Party's largest super PACs on Thursday announced a $100 million campaign to reach about 2.5 million voters in four swing states -- an early push by Democrats to challenge... More>>

Virginia Republicans take steps to investigate claims against lieutenant governor

By Ryan Nobles, CNN Republicans in Virginia led by House Speaker Kirk Cox are prepared to set up a framework to publicly investigate the claims of rape and sexual assault leveled against Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax. The move... More>>

Ford is investigating its fuel economy and emissions testing

By Ahiza Garcia and Peter Valdes-Dapena, CNN Ford is investigating the testing procedures it uses to certify its fuel economy and emissions standards after employees raised concerns about potential inaccuracies. More>>

What Roger Stone doesn't get

Analysis by Chris Cillizza, CNN Editor-at-large Roger Stone's hero is Richard Nixon. He has a shrine of Nixon memorabilia in his house. He's fond of flashing Nixon's victory sign -- at the most inappropriate... More>>

Roger Stone cannot speak publicly about case, judge rules

By Katelyn Polantz, CNN Federal Judge Amy Berman Jackson on Thursday dramatically restricted Roger Stone's ability to speak publicly about his case after he published an Instagram post with what appeared to be the... More>>

Coast Guard officer's lawyer argues it is not a crime to think negative thoughts about people

By Sophie Tatum and Jessica Schneider, CNN The assistant federal public defender representing a Maryland man who has been called a "domestic terrorist" by the government argued in court Thursday that the Coast Guard... More>>

Michael Cohen came to Capitol Hill ahead of his testimony next week

By Jeremy Herb, CNN President Donald Trump's former fixer Michael Cohen spent several hours Thursday inside the Senate Intelligence Committee's secure spaces ahead of his closed-door testimony scheduled before the... More>>

IRS analyst charged in leak of Michael Cohen's bank records

By Kara Scannell and Erica Orden, CNN Federal prosecutors have charged an analyst with the Internal Revenue Service with illegally disclosing confidential reports about Michael Cohen's bank records that revealed that... More>>

North Carolina elections board votes for new election in congressional race

By Veronica Stracqualursi, Dianne Gallagher and Kate Sullivan, CNN The North Carolina Board of Elections voted unanimously on Thursday in favor of holding a new election in the 9th Congressional District after an... More>>

Huawei is growing in Canada despite pressure there

By Julia Horowitz, CNN Business China's Huawei is growing its presence in Canada, despite intense pressure on the company from the United States and geopolitical tensions between Ottawa and Beijing. More>>

#ThrowbackThursday: Washington's first modern mayor was also named Washington

Analysis by Brenna Williams, CNN Residents of the District of Columbia are not quiet about their lack of political autonomy, so it only makes sense that they elected equally outspoken and appropriately named Walter... More>>

Democratic lawmaker: 'Bernie Sanders is not a Democrat,' should run as an independent

By Caroline Kelly, CNN A Democratic congressman says Sen. Bernie Sanders is not a Democrat -- and that he should therefore not be allowed to run to be the party's nominee for president. More>>

What Bernie Sanders' fundraising bonanza tells about his chances

Analysis by Harry Enten, CNN Bernie Sanders served notice to the rest of the 2020 presidential field when his campaign announced that he raised $5.9 million in its first 24 hours of existence. That's million of dollars... More>>

Mitch McConnell is on the verge of facing the 18 longest days of his political life

Analysis by Chris Cillizza, CNN Editor-at-large Mitch McConnell's life is about to get a lot more complicated. More>>

Hillary Clinton met with Biden, Klobuchar on 2020

By Dan Merica, CNN Hillary Clinton held meetings in early February with former Vice President Joe Biden and Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar to talk about the 2020 presidential election, a source close to the 2016 Democratic... More>>

How Target is trying to woo mom and dads

By Nathaniel Meyersohn, CNN Business Moms and dads are some of the best shoppers for retailers. Target has a plan to win them over: Focus on the kids. More>>

Despite backlash, stock buybacks keep booming

By Matt Egan, CNN Business Washington's attacks on stock buybacks haven't scared away Corporate America. More>>

Nike's stock falls after Duke star is hurt as his sneaker comes apart

By Nathaniel Meyersohn, CNN Business Nike is playing damage control after Duke basketball phenom Zion Williamson tore his sneaker in a game Wednesday evening. More>>

Why Bernie Sanders' $6 million haul is so important

Analysis by Chris Cillizza, CNN Editor-at-large The new big thing in 2020 is touting your campaign's fundraising in the first 24 hours. More>>

Susan Collins voices support for lawsuit challenging Trump's national emergency declaration

By Devan Cole Republican Sen. Susan Collins said Wednesday that she supports a lawsuit challenging President Donald Trump's national emergency declaration and that she plans to vote in favor of a congressional... More>>

White House cuts off talks with California over fuel standards

By Gregory Wallace, Stephanie Becker, Cheri Mossburg and Rene Marsh, CNN The Trump administration has cut off talks with California over vehicle emission standards, setting up another high-profile legal showdown between... More>>

Trump, Kim to meet one-on-one next week

By Kevin Liptak, CNN President Donald Trump hopes to move beyond pleasantries next week in his second meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, officials said on Thursday, describing the follow-up talks as more... More>>

Candidates vie to be Trump's next UN ambassador

By Kylie Atwood, CNN A leading contender for the vacant United Nations Ambassador role made a not so subtle pitch for the job in a Fox News interview on Wednesday. More>>

Applebee's just had its best year since 1993

By Danielle Wiener-Bronner, CNN Business Applebee's focus on comfort food made last year its best since 1993. More>>

USA Today editor apologizes for publishing blackface photo in college

By Tom Kludt, CNN Business The top editor at USA Today issued an apology Wednesday after an investigation revealed that she had a role in the publication of a racist photo in her college yearbook. More>>

US tariffs could cost German automakers $7 billion a year

By Ivana Kottasová, CNN Business US tariffs could cost German automakers $7 billion a year, but they will hurt more than just car factories. More>>

How Bernie Sanders used the 'Netflix' model of political donations to raise millions

Analysis by Fredreka Schouten, CNN Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders raised an eye-popping $6 million during the first 24 hours of his presidential campaign, far surpassing the totals announced by his rivals for the Democratic... More>>

Pompeo rules out 2020 Senate bid

By Jennifer Hansler, CNN Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Thursday ruled out a US Senate bid in 2020, saying he'll "be the secretary of state as long as President Trump gives (him) the chance to serve as a senior... More>>

Top US and Chinese trade negotiators will face off at the White House

By Donna Borak, CNN President Donald Trump's top negotiators will press hard in this week's talks with their Chinese counterparts to close gaps on issues spanning everything from currency manipulation to halting... More>>

Senate investigators pursue Moscow-based former Trump associate

By Nina dos Santos Senate investigators want to question a Moscow-based American businessman with longstanding ties to President Donald Trump after witnesses told them he could shed light on the President's commercial... More>>

Coast Guard officer accused of wanting to kill Democrats and journalists was inspired by Norwegian mass shooting, feds say

By Mary Kay Mallonee and Caroline Kelly, CNN A Coast Guard lieutenant arrested last Friday on gun and drug charges allegedly wanted to conduct a mass killing. More>>

Booker to announce slew of endorsements from New Jersey Democrats

By Rebecca Buck, CNN Sen. Cory Booker's campaign will announce a slew of endorsements Thursday from New Jersey Democrats in a show of home state support so far unmatched by rival Democratic candidates for president. More>>

What a wall means for landowners on the border

By Priscilla Alvarez, CNN Customs and Border Protection has been preparing to acquire land in the Rio Grande Valley for new barriers since last fall, according to a lawsuit challenging President Donald Trump's national... More>>

US-China trade talks; VW warns over tariffs; Barclays and Brexit

By Ivana Kottasová, CNN Business 1. Trade talks: US stock futures were pointing higher ahead of more trade talks between the United States and China. More>>

Bombshell Mueller report may never be fully revealed

Analysis by Stephen Collinson, CNN Robert Mueller's report could land within days, yet rather than offering definitive answers, his hotly anticipated filing might only ignite a new controversy -- over how much of the... More>>

A CBS News anchor shake-up could be in the works

By Brian Stelter, CNN Business A version of this article first appeared in the "Reliable Sources" newsletter. You can sign up for free right here. More>>

Groups seek restraining order to block Trump asylum policy

By Catherine E. Shoichet and Geneva Sands, CNN A coalition of immigrant advocacy groups is asking a federal judge for a restraining order that would block the Trump administration from forcing asylum seekers to stay in... More>>

Pelosi urges members to back resolution terminating national emergency

By Caroline Kelly and Ashley Killough, CNN Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi urged members of Congress on Wednesday to back a resolution halting the national emergency declared by President Donald Trump to fund a border wall. More>>

House Oversight Committee says Michael Cohen will testify publicly on February 27

By Kara Scannell and Erica Orden, CNN Michael Cohen will testify publicly before Congress on February 27 on an array of topics linked to his former boss and client, President Donald Trump, the House Oversight Committee... More>>

Virginia governor cancels first stop on listening tour after blackface controversy

By Kate Sullivan and Ryan Nobles, CNN Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam canceled the first stop on his apology tour following a letter from the Virginia Union University student government asking him to not attend a chapel... More>>

Bernie Sanders to sign 'affirmation' he will run as a Democrat in 2020

By Gregory Krieg and Adam Levy, CNN Sen. Bernie Sanders plans to sign a party pledge affirming that he will run for president as a Democrat in 2020 and serve as one if elected, senior campaign adviser Jeff Weaver told CNN... More>>

Southwest and mechanics union clash over grounded jets

By Chris Isidore, CNN Business Southwest Airlines thinks the mechanics' union might be the problem with its planes. More>>

Alabama GOP rep will challenge Democratic Sen. Doug Jones in 2020

By Eli Watkins, CNN GOP Rep. Bradley Byrne of Alabama announced Wednesday that he will seek to challenge Democratic Sen. Doug Jones in the 2020 election, setting up an attempt for the GOP to take back the Senate seat in... More>>

What if the Mueller report changes nothing?

Analysis by Chris Cillizza, CNN Editor-at-large Thanks to CNN reporting, we now know that Attorney General Bill Barr is readying to receive special counsel Robert Mueller's report on Russian interference in the 2016... More>>

Trump says Alabama woman who joined ISIS should not return to US

By David Shortell, Jennifer Hansler and Michelle Kosinski, CNN President Donald Trump said Wednesday that he directed Secretary of State Mike Pompeo not to allow Hoda Muthana, an Alabama woman who left in November 2014 to... More>>

T-shirts, tote bags and tweets: How presidential candidates are scrambling for small donors

By Fredreka Schouten, CNN Elizabeth Warren wants contributions as small as $3 for her "Elect-a-New-President Fund." Kamala Harris offered 10% Presidents' Day discounts on baseball caps, T-shirts, tote bags and other... More>>

The Democratic Party is getting less white, more educated -- and significantly more liberal

By Grace Sparks, CNN The early days of the 2020 presidential primary have shown the Democratic Party is in flux and having a robust debate about what its future will look like. And while that debate is centered on... More>>

Tesla's general counsel leaves the company after two months

By Julia Horowitz, CNN Business Tesla's general counsel is leaving the company after just two months on the job — the latest in a series of executive departures at Elon Musk's electric car company. More>>

Bernie Sanders raises nearly $6 million in 24 hours after 2020 launch, campaign says

By David Wright, CNN Bernie Sanders raised nearly $6 million in the 24 hours following his 2020 presidential campaign launch, his campaign said Wednesday, a record-smashing debut that easily outstripped his Democratic rivals. More>>

Fed official says rates are in 'a good place'

By Donna Borak, CNN Business The Federal Reserve isn't making a sharp U-turn when it comes to raising interest rates over the coming year, even amid growing concerns about a global slowdown, according to a top official. More>>

Gannett touts digital growth as it battles takeover bid

By Tom Kludt, CNN Business Under the cloud of an aggressive takeover bid, Gannett reported a dip in fourth quarter revenue Wednesday. But the company said it was encouraged by growth in digital advertising. More>>

Trump dangles auto tariffs in Europe trade talks, but carmakers aren't happy

By Katie Lobosco, CNN President Donald Trump is considering new tariffs on foreign cars and auto parts, but some of the strongest opposition is coming from the industry they are meant to protect: American automakers. More>>

Three Asian-American lawmakers introduce a bill to prohibit internment like that of Japanese Americans during World War II

By Michelle Lou and Brandon Griggs, CNN On February 19, 1942, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed an order that sent 120,000 Japanese Americans to internment camps for the remainder of World War II. More>>

How 'weak' a 2020 candidate is Donald Trump, really?

Analysis by Chris Cillizza, CNN Editor-at-large Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan is thinking about challenging President Donald Trump in the 2020 Republican presidential primary for one simple reason: He's not sure Trump can... More>>

White House braces for shakeup after Trump privately complains about Coats

By Jeremy Diamond, Pamela Brown and Kevin Liptak, CNN White House officials have begun to have preliminary discussions about replacing Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats amid concerns that President Donald Trump... More>>

Walmart vs. Target: How to invest in retail stocks

By Jackie Wattles, CNN Business Walmart is absolutely killing it. More>>

Michael Cohen won't have to report to prison until May, judge rules

By Erica Orden and Kara Scannell, CNN A federal judge agreed Wednesday to a two-month delay to the date by which President Donald Trump's former personal attorney, Michael Cohen, must report to prison. More>>

Justice Department preparing for Mueller report as early as next week

By Evan Perez, Laura Jarrett and Katelyn Polantz, CNN Attorney General Bill Barr is preparing to announce as early as next week the completion of special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation, with plans for... More>>

The IPO market is still in hibernation. Blame the government shutdown and market mayhem

By Matt Egan, CNN Business Stocks are on fire in 2019, but the IPO market is still in hibernation mode because of a chill caused by the government shutdown and market mayhem. More>>

Now we know what Ruth Bader Ginsburg was doing

By Ariane de Vogue and Sophie Tatum, CNN Now we know what Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was doing while recuperating from cancer surgery and fielding calls about the Oscar-nominated documentary based on her life story. More>>

Researchers used fake social media accounts to influence NATO troops during military exercise

By Ryan Browne, CNN Researchers were able to use fake Facebook and Instagram accounts to "instill undesirable behavior" among NATO troops participating in an exercise, according to a report published this week. More>>

Kellyanne Conway kind of, sort of threatened that the Mueller report might never come out

Analysis by Chris Cillizza, CNN Editor-at-large At the very end of a decidedly contentious interview between CNN's Chris Cuomo and White House senior adviser Kellyanne Conway on Tuesday night, Conway said something... More>>

Washington Post: Climate skeptic may lead WH panel to study climate change and national security

By Devan Cole, CNN A climate change skeptic who once compared "demonization" of carbon dioxide to the treatment of Jews under Adolf Hitler may lead a proposed White House committee tasked with studying whether climate... More>>

Tracking the legal challenges to Trump's emergency declaration

By Priscilla Alvarez, Joyce Tseng, CNN As President Donald Trump moves forward with plans to build additional physical barriers along the southern border, his administration will have to contend with a slew of lawsuits... More>>

New York Times responds to Trump's attack: 'It's not just false, it's dangerous'

By Brian Stelter, CNN Business Several members of the media were shoved and assaulted at President Trump's campaign rally in El Paso, Texas, last week. More>>

Key House Democrats request answers from IRS over new tax forms

By Clare Foran and Donna Borak, CNN As tax season kicks into high gear, two House Democrats have questions for the Internal Revenue Service about a newly redesigned tax form in the wake of a recent watchdog report that... More>>

Bolton to visit South Korea ahead of Trump-Kim summit

By Kylie Atwood and Jeremy Diamond, CNN US National Security Advisor John Bolton will travel to South Korea later this week for a round of consultations ahead of President Donald Trump's upcoming summit with North... More>>

White House moves forward with wall funding despite lawsuits

By Jeremy Diamond and Pamela Brown, CNN The White House is moving forward with plans to shift existing federal funds to pay for construction of a wall on the southern border, a senior administration official and source... More>>

Glencore will cap coal production, but some climate groups say that isn't good enough

By Ivana Kottasová, CNN Business Glencore has been a coal champion for years, scooping up mines when other companies dropped them. Not anymore. More>>

Who knew, Tide does dry cleaning. Now it's expanding the business

By Nathaniel Meyersohn, CNN Business Tide is not just the liquid detergent you use to wash your clothes. It's actually been a neighborhood laundromat for years. More>>

Virginians want Northam and Herring to stay in office but are split on Fairfax, poll finds

By Jennifer Agiesta and Veronica Stracqualursi, CNN Virginians are more likely to want their governor and attorney general to remain in office rather than resign over their past appearances in blackface, but they are split... More>>

Trump's loyalty obsession could lead to obstruction case

Analysis by Stephen Collinson, CNN President Donald Trump's craving for loyalty from his top law enforcement officials and alleged efforts to topple those whom he perceives as threats could be leading him into deep... More>>

Retail layoffs are piling up. Here's the whole story

By Lydia DePillis, CNN Business Payless. Charlotte Russe. Toys "R" Us. The chain store liquidations just keep coming, putting tens of thousands of workers out of their jobs. Is the retail industry about to collapse? More>>

NYT: Trump asked Whitaker if he could put prosecutor in charge of Cohen probe

By Eli Watkins, CNN President Donald Trump asked then-acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker if a US attorney he appointed could oversee an investigation tied to himself after the US attorney in question had already... More>>

Swiss banking giant UBS fined more than $5 billion in fraud case

By Charles Riley, CNN Business UBS faces a massive financial penalty in France after a court there ruled that the Swiss bank helped its wealthy clients avoid taxes. More>>

Sanders and Warren give the left a bigger platform -- and a tougher decision than they ever expected

By Gregory Krieg and MJ Lee, CNN Before Sen. Bernie Sanders emerged as the left's alternative to Hillary Clinton in 2015, many of the same activists who eventually helped lift his primary campaign had a different... More>>

The editor of an Alabama newspaper is calling for the return of the Ku Klux Klan's infamous night rides

By Doug Criss and Tina Burnside, CNN An editorial written in support of the Ku Klux Klan. That's something you might expect to see in 1919. More>>

McCabe: 'I think it's possible' Trump is a Russian asset

By Kate Sullivan and Laura Jarrett, CNN Former acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe said Tuesday it is possible President Donald Trump is a Russian asset. More>>

Fed minutes; Glencore caps coal; Setback for Walmart

By Ivana Kottasová, CNN Business 1. Fed minutes: US stock futures were little changed as investors prepare for the release of minutes from the Federal Reserve's January meeting at 2 p.m. ET. More>>

Bernie Sanders lost in 2016. Here's what he needs to do to win in 2020.

Analysis by Harry Enten, CNN Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders is hoping the second time is the charm in seeking the Democratic nomination for the White House. More>>

CNN's hiring of ex-Sessions spokeswoman stirs controversy

By Brian Stelter, CNN Business A version of this article first appeared in the "Reliable Sources" newsletter. You can sign up for free right here. More>>

Trump plans to nominate deputy transportation secretary as deputy attorney general

By Caroline Kelly, CNN President Donald Trump intends to nominate Deputy Transportation Secretary Jeffrey Rosen to be the new deputy attorney general, the White House announced in a news release Tuesday. More>>

Donald Trump just dropped another bomb in his war on truth

Analysis by Chris Cillizza, CNN Editor-at-large President Donald Trump is consistent about almost nothing. Which is what makes his long-running war on truth and facts all the more remarkable. More>>

US Dept. of Transportation cancels nearly $1 billion grant for California's high-speed rail project

By Kate Sullivan, CNN The US Department of Transportation announced Tuesday it is canceling $929 million in grant funds for California's high-speed rail system, escalating the Trump administration's efforts to... More>>

Nick Sandmann files lawsuit against the Washington Post

By An Phung, CNN Business Attorneys for a Kentucky high school student who was at the center of a viral video controversy are suing the Washington Post, seeking $250 million in damages. More>>

Southwest cancels hundreds of flights as it struggles to get its mechanical problems under control

By Victoria Cavaliere and Rene Marsh, CNN Business Southwest Airlines continues to grapple with an "operational emergency" after an unusually high number of planes have been taken out of service. More>>

Bernie Sanders launches second presidential campaign with big fundraising haul

By Gregory Krieg and Ryan Nobles, CNN 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... More>>

Democratic National Committee to request 2020 candidates affirm they'll run and serve as Democrats

By Adam Levy, CNN The Democratic National Committee plans to meet with 2020 campaigns next week to hand out an "affirmation form" for candidates to sign and certify they will run and serve as members of the Democratic... More>>

Oregon may lower the voting age to 16

By Michelle Lou and Brandon Griggs, CNN Sixteen-year-olds can drive and pay taxes. Soon, they may also be able to vote in Oregon. More>>

'This primary is going to be a choice between socialism and a more just form of capitalism'

Analysis by Chris Cillizza, CNN Editor-at-large Can you guess who that quote is from? More>>

Potential GOP challenger calls Trump's 2020 chances 'weak'

By Caroline Kelly, CNN Maryland's Republican governor, who's viewed as a potential primary challenger to President Donald Trump in 2020, said the President's poll numbers show he's "pretty weak in the... More>>

How would Elizabeth Warren's ambitious child care proposal work?

By Zachary B. Wolf, CNN Democrats running for President in 2020 have unveiled a buffet of increasingly ambitious proposals to strengthen the social safety net. More>>

Wilbur Ross' financial disclosure rejected by federal ethics agency

By Gregory Wallace, Ellie Kaufman and Donna Borak, CNN Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross violated his ethics agreement and submitted a financial disclosure form that "was not accurate," according to the Office of Government... More>>

Sanders taps new campaign manager, gets endorsements from top Vermont lawmakers

By Gregory Krieg, CNN Sen. Bernie Sanders has hired Faiz Shakir, a respected progressive operative who had been serving as the national political director for the American Civil Liberties Union, to manage his presidential... More>>

Andrew McCabe's new book 'The Threat' is an instant best-seller

By Brian Stelter, CNN Business A memoir by a fired former deputy director of the FBI? In normal times, it might not attract much attention. But in the Trump years, it becomes a best seller. More>>

A newsroom tirade and a controversial hire: tension rises at Pittsburgh newspaper

By Tom Kludt, CNN Business The last 10 days at the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette have been turbulent. But then, so have the last 12 months. More>>

Funko has taken the toy industry by storm

By Paul R. La Monica, CNN Business Forget about Hasbro, Mattel and Lego. The hottest toy company just might be Funko, the maker of pop culture figures with heads that bobble. More>>

White House press shop loses longtime staffer

By Betsy Klein, CNN The White House communications team is losing a longtime member as Lindsay Walters is set to depart the administration. More>>

Judge calls new hearing on gag order after Roger Stone's inflammatory post

By Katelyn Polantz, CNN A post on Roger Stone's Instagram account featuring a picture of the judge overseeing his case with crosshairs in the background could jeopardize the lenient gag order he received from her last... More>>

Democrats want answers from DeVos over removing, reinstating of education inspector general

By Alex Rogers, CNN House and Senate Democrats said Tuesday that the Education Department's decision to replace its acting inspector general was "preceded by demands" that she "drop an investigation" into Secretary... More>>

1 Sentence that explains Donald Trump and the Russia investigation

Analysis by Chris Cillizza, CNN Editor-at-large The New York Times published a 4,536-word opus on President Donald Trump's two-year-long (and running!) attempt to thwart the multiple investigations into his 2016... More>>

Trump signs Space Force directive

By Ryan Browne, CNN President Donald Trump signed a new policy directive Tuesday laying out his administration's long-awaited plans for establishing a Space Force. More>>

Beto O'Rourke weighing presidential and Senate runs, plans to decide by end of February

By Eric Bradner, CNN Beto O'Rourke acknowledged Tuesday he is considering runs for president and the Senate in 2020 and said he plans to decide on "what it is we do next" by the end of February. More>>

Aides caution Trump as he looks to Kim summit for boost

By Kevin Liptak, CNN There were more cameras at his first summit with Kim Jong Un than the Academy Awards, President Donald Trump likes to boast to fellow foreign leaders. More>>

US officials warn ISIS' Afghanistan branch poses a major threat

By Barbara Starr and Ryan Browne, CNN ISIS' Afghanistan-based affiliate has emerged as a major threat capable of carrying out direct attacks on the US and is actively using its members' social media to acquire... More>>

'Is this one ... who refused to shake his hand?' Leaked emails focus on political vetting allegations at State

By Michelle Kosinski, CNN Days after lawmakers called for one of former Secretary of State Rex Tillerson's top staffers to be disciplined for allegedly refusing to comply with a State Department investigation into... More>>

Elizabeth Warren is running for president as the wonky professor

By MJ Lee, CNN National Political Correspondent Sen. Elizabeth Warren was just getting started, when Eric, an apprentice electrician who works in the solar power industry, asked her how the country could move past an... More>>

Dems to investigate Flynn-backed efforts to bring nuclear power to Saudis

By Kara Scannell and Marshall Cohen, CNN Despite a half-dozen warnings from National Security Council officials about the ethics and legality of a proposal to export nuclear technology to Saudi Arabia, White House... More>>

Census Bureau: 630,000 expected to not complete survey due to citizenship question

By Gregory Wallace, CNN The Census Bureau expects that 630,000 households may not complete the 2020 Census because of a potential question asking about respondents' citizenship question, it told the White House recently. More>>

Payless plans to close during its second bankruptcy, costing 16,000 workers their jobs

By Chris Isidore, CNN Business Payless ShoeSource is heading back into bankruptcy. This time it will close its doors. More>>

The stock buyback backlash may be misplaced

By Paul R. La Monica, CNN Business Stock buybacks have come under fire lately, with politicians on both sides of the aisle arguing that the only people who benefit when big companies repurchase their own shares are already... More>>

Justice Clarence Thomas calls for reconsideration of landmark libel case

By Tammy Kupperman and Sophie Tatum, CNN Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas on Tuesday called for reconsideration of a landmark First Amendment precedent, criticizing the 1964 decision that the Constitution creates a... More>>

Supreme Court ruling means more information on mystery Mueller grand jury case may become public

By Ariane de Vogue and Katelyn Polantz, CNN The Supreme Court on Tuesday cleared the way for potentially unsealing more information in the case involving special counsel Robert Mueller's grand jury. More>>

Trump again dares courts to stop him

Analysis by Stephen Collinson, CNN The legal confrontation over Donald Trump's immigration national emergency is becoming the most important test yet of his vision of an unfettered presidency immune to norms that check... More>>

Here's the worst thing Donald Trump said to Andrew McCabe

Analysis by Chris Cillizza, CNN Editor-at-large You can debate whether acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe did the right thing when he authorized a counterintelligence investigation into whether President Donald Trump was... More>>

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