The inspector general for the intelligence community has been unwilling so far to share details of the controversial whistleblower complaint that is at the center of a dispute between the director of national intelligence and Congress, as he answers questions behind closed doors in an ongoing intelligence committee hearing on Thursday, according to multiple sources.
The White House and the Justice Department have advised the nation's top intelligence agency that the controversial complaint is outside intelligence activities as covered by laws governing intelligence whistleblowers, according to three sources familiar with the matter.
A smoldering Washington intelligence mystery exploded late Wednesday into a full-on confrontation between House Democrats and the White House over communications between President Donald Trump and an unidentified foreign leader.
A federal judge has ordered a temporary injunction against the California law requiring presidential candidates to release their tax returns to secure a spot on the state's presidential primary ballot -- a law aimed at President Donald Trump, who has not released his tax returns.
The House Judiciary Committee is preparing to take initial steps to potentially hold former Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski in contempt over his refusal to answer questions at this week's hearing before the panel, multiple sources tell CNN.
Emily Clyburn, the longtime librarian, civil rights activist and wife to Rep. Jim Clyburn, the highest-ranking African American member of Congress, died Thursday morning at the age of 80, the congressman's office announced.
A Florida man who authorities say has a history of expressing white supremacist beliefs was arrested for allegedly threatening a prospective candidate for city council in Charlottesville, Virginia, prompting the would-be candidate to abandon their campaign, an indictment unsealed Wednesday says.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, who has long resisted Democratic calls to pass additional election security legislation, threw his support Thursday behind an amendment to provide $250 million in grants to states to bolster election security.
Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-IL), a veteran of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, said that the US needs to respond militarily if Iran was responsible for the attacks on a Saudi oil field. The lawmaker cautioned against retaliation lead by Saudi Arabia, saying it has implications of a major "regional war."
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg made a rare visit to the nation's capital this week to meet with some of his harshest critics, seeking to bridge a divide between the social media giant and policymakers who have grown increasingly skeptical of its dominance.
President Donald Trump on Wednesday escalated his political fight with California by threatening to have the Environmental Protection Agency pursue action against San Francisco for its homelessness problem.
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg explained Wednesday night why she has agreed to an extended multi-state speaking tour in the weeks following the announcement that she had been treated for her fourth bout of cancer.
Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg unveiled his health care plan on Thursday, outlining a middle-of-the-road approach that allows people to opt into a government-backed health insurance option but lets them keep their private insurance plans if they like them.
Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke on Wednesday reacted to criticism of his proposed mandatory gun-buyback program for assault-style rifles with a defiant call to not let the National Rifle Association "set the terms of the debate."
Beto O'Rourke's campaign on Thursday unveiled his proposal to legalize and tax marijuana, release and expunge the records of those convicted of marijuana possession and help businesses that sell marijuana use banks.
Nine Democratic presidential candidates have accepted the Human Rights Campaign Foundation's invitation to participate in a CNN town hall next month focused on lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer issues. HRC is billing the October 10 town hall in Los Angeles, "Power of our Pride," and it coincides with the 31st anniversary of National Coming Out Day on October 11. It will air live on CNN from 7 p.m. ET to 11:30 p.m. ET. HRC says it will be the largest audience for a Democratic presidential town hall devoted to LGBTQ issues.
The White House plans to withdraw the nomination of Jeff Byard, President Donald Trump's pick to lead the Federal Emergency Management Agency, seven months after he was nominated to the position, a senior administration official and congressional source tell CNN.
EXCLUSIVE: Former GOP Rep. Darrell Issa’s confirmation hearing for a top trade position in the Trump administration was indefinitely delayed Thursday after Senate Foreign Relations Committee Ranking Member Bob Menendez insisted on the release of an FBI background file that sources say shows Issa used a fake ID when he was 17. Thu, 19 Sep 2019 21:01:51 GMT
Washington is rescinding $160 million directed to Afghanistan, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced Thursday, citing unacceptable levels of corruption in the Afghan government. Thu, 19 Sep 2019 20:47:00 GMT
A House Judiciary Committee hearing on law enforcement Thursday descended into a heated confrontation between GOP Rep. Matt Gaetz and MSNBC weekend host Al Sharpton when the Florida lawmaker challenged him over past inflammatory comments. Thu, 19 Sep 2019 19:49:28 GMT
Michigan Democratic Rep. Rashida Tlaib said Thursday she wants to display an altered American flag with 51 – instead of 50 – stars outside her congressional office to demonstrate support for making the District of Columbia a state. Thu, 19 Sep 2019 18:28:13 GMT
Conservatives once more have rallied around Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh as he faces a new round of disputed sexual misconduct allegations. But GOP lawmakers claim the calls from Democratic presidential candidates for his impeachment speak to a bigger issue. Thu, 19 Sep 2019 18:05:49 GMT
Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg unveiled a "Medicare for all who want it" plan that would offer a government-backed option for consumers alongside price controls geared toward protecting people who maintain their private plans. Thu, 19 Sep 2019 17:53:27 GMT
Former Ford CEO Mark Fields said that the United Auto Workers corruption probe will make it harder for union leaders to get their rank-and-file members to sign off on any potential new labor deal with Detroit automakers. Thu, 19 Sep 2019 21:02 GMT
Republicans and Democrats have long since separated themselves by ideology, leaving each more conservative or liberal than ever. A new data analysis by the Brookings Institution documents just how fast their economic fortunes have diverged as well. Thu, 19 Sep 2019 20:29 GMT
American Airlines struggled with flight delays and cancellations this summer, hamstrung by the grounded Boeing 737 Max and mired in a bitter labor dispute with its mechanics. Thu, 19 Sep 2019 19:26 GMT
Rain from Tropical Depression Imelda deluged parts of Texas and Louisiana on Thursday, prompting hundreds of water rescues, a hospital evacuation and road closures in areas east of Houston that were hit hard by Hurricane Harvey two years ago. Thu, 19 Sep 2019 14:41 GMT