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Intel Inspector General suggested whistleblower had concerns about multiple actions

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.

Thu, 19 Sep 2019 21:00:25 GMT

White House also involved in advising DNI not to share whistleblower complaint

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.

Thu, 19 Sep 2019 21:30:08 GMT

Analysis: Trump at center of new intelligence storm as whistleblower mystery explodes

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.

Thu, 19 Sep 2019 16:17:32 GMT

House passes short-term funding bill to avert a government shutdown

The House of Representatives on Thursday passed a bill to temporarily extend funding for the federal government and avert a shutdown at the end of the month.

Thu, 19 Sep 2019 20:31:04 GMT

Federal judge halts California law forcing Trump to release tax returns to qualify for ballot

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.

Thu, 19 Sep 2019 21:33:51 GMT

Trump sues to try to stop tax returns from being sent to NY prosecutor

President Donald Trump is suing his long-time accounting firm Mazars USA and New York district attorney Cyrus Vance to attempt to stop his accounting records from being sent to the local prosecutor.

Thu, 19 Sep 2019 21:27:41 GMT

READ: New Trump lawsuit to block release of tax records

President Donald Trump is suing his long-time accounting firm Mazars USA and New York district attorney Cyrus Vance to attempt to stop his accounting records from being sent to the local prosecutor.

Thu, 19 Sep 2019 15:13:44 GMT

House Judiciary Committee weighs holding Lewandowski in contempt

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.

Thu, 19 Sep 2019 16:39:41 GMT

The latest on the Trump whistleblower mystery

Emily Clyburn, civil rights activist and wife to House majority whip, dies at 80

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.

Thu, 19 Sep 2019 20:04:49 GMT

Bernie Sanders campaign hits 1 million donors

Sen. Bernie Sanders has received contributions from 1 million donors, his 2020 campaign announced Thursday.

Thu, 19 Sep 2019 20:01:43 GMT

The Point: The 26 most off-the-rails lines from Donald Trump's press gaggle aboard Air Force One

As President Donald Trump jetted back to Washington after several days on the West Coast, he ventured to the press seats on Air Force One to talk to reporters, and talk he did!

Thu, 19 Sep 2019 19:32:52 GMT

Feds say Florida man's alleged racist threats against Charlottesville candidate prompted him to quit race

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.

Thu, 19 Sep 2019 19:00:15 GMT

McConnell backs $250 million to boost election security and Democrats are claiming victory

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.

Thu, 19 Sep 2019 18:44:14 GMT

Blitzer presses lawmaker on a US military strike on Iran

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."

Wed, 18 Sep 2019 23:38:09 GMT

Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg visits Washington to discuss election security, data privacy

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.

Thu, 19 Sep 2019 20:45:12 GMT

The Point: The 2020 top tier is just two candidates now

There are -- still! -- 20 candidates running for the Democratic presidential nomination. But, at the moment, it looks like a two-horse race.

Thu, 19 Sep 2019 18:08:40 GMT

'Alexa, I want to make a political contribution': Amazon announces new 2020 donations feature

Starting next month, customers will be able to donate up to $200 to US presidential campaigns through Amazon's Alexa.

Thu, 19 Sep 2019 17:59:20 GMT

Trump threatens to use EPA to punish San Francisco over city's homelessness problem

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.

Thu, 19 Sep 2019 17:17:04 GMT

Ruth Bader Ginsburg explains her post-cancer extended speaking tour

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.

Thu, 19 Sep 2019 14:01:50 GMT

Jimmy Carter says reelection of Trump would be a 'disaster'

Former President Jimmy Carter made his feelings known on a Donald Trump victory in 2020, saying if Trump were reelected for a second term it would be "a disaster."

Thu, 19 Sep 2019 12:11:37 GMT

Kamala Harris plots Iowa blitz as campaign stalls

Kamala Harris, facing a stagnating campaign and questions about her ability to win the Democratic primary, is looking to reframe her presidential bid by setting expectations high in Iowa.

Thu, 19 Sep 2019 16:32:37 GMT

Beto O'Rourke is back in the mix. Will voters give him another look?

Beto O'Rourke is fighting with Pete Buttigieg. He's angering Democrats in Washington. He's cussing, and being warned about his language. He's being called "dummy Beto" by President Donald Trump.

Thu, 19 Sep 2019 15:39:29 GMT

Buttigieg outlines middle-of-the-road approach to health care in new plan

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.

Thu, 19 Sep 2019 10:01:55 GMT

O'Rourke: 'Allowing the NRA to set the terms of the debate no longer works'

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."

Thu, 19 Sep 2019 05:43:20 GMT

O'Rourke unveils plan to legalize marijuana -- the issue that launched his political career

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.

Thu, 19 Sep 2019 09:57:43 GMT

CNN announces details for LGBTQ town hall

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.

Wed, 18 Sep 2019 19:23:45 GMT

Here's the one issue Warren says she and Trump agree on

Turns out there's at least one area where Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren and President Donald Trump are in sync -- making hearing aids more affordable.

Wed, 18 Sep 2019 15:07:35 GMT

White House to withdraw Trump's nominee to head FEMA

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.

Thu, 19 Sep 2019 02:54:35 GMT

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State Department expels two Cuban diplomats in the midst of UN General Assembly, restricts travel of remaining Cuban mission to Manhattan

The State Department Thursday expelled two members of Cuba’s mission to the United Nations and forbid the remaining members from leaving Manhattan.
Thu, 19 Sep 2019 21:16:03 GMT

Sen. Menendez stalls Issa nomination over fake ID flap from youth

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

Pompeo announces US to rescind $160 million in aid to Afghanistan, cites government corruption

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

House passes temporary spending bill meant to avoid government shutdown

The House of Representatives approved an interim spending bill Thursday, boosting hopes of avoiding a government shutdown at the end of the month.
Thu, 19 Sep 2019 20:42:41 GMT

Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey says she's being treated for lung cancer

Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey announced Thursday that she will receive treatment for a malignant spot on her lung.
Thu, 19 Sep 2019 20:14:58 GMT

GOP Rep. Matt Gaetz, Al Sharpton clash over anti-Semitism accusations as police brutality hearing goes off rails

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

Andrew Yang wants to overhaul presidential motorcade with electric cars

Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang wants the presidential motorcade to go green. 
Thu, 19 Sep 2019 19:20:47 GMT

Tlaib vows to display altered American flag with 51 stars in support of DC statehood

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

Kavanaugh impeachment calls mark latest strike on ‘judicial independence,’ Republicans say

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

Pete Buttigieg proposes public option, says it could 'naturally' lead to 'Medicare-for-all'

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

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Stocks making the biggest moves after hours: Steelcase, Etsy, Xilinx and more

See which stocks are posting big moves after the bell.
Thu, 19 Sep 2019 21:29 GMT

Missouri man dies from vaping-related illness, bringing US death toll to eight

A Missouri man died of vaping-related illness, officials announced Thursday.
Thu, 19 Sep 2019 21:26 GMT

Ex Ford CEO Fields says UAW corruption probe makes rank-and-file union members skeptical of any deal

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

One of Zuckerberg's top critics in Congress says he told him to sell Instagram and WhatsApp

Sen. Josh Hawley, R-Mo., said Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg "was not receptive" to his suggestion that he sell Instagram and WhatsApp.
Thu, 19 Sep 2019 20:58 GMT

Economic divide in the US is becoming as stark as its politics

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

Ex-Facebook engineer takes to YouTube to mock the culture and joke about how he was fired

Patrick Shyu, a former tech lead at Google, has posted a series of videos making fun of Facebook, where he worked as a software engineer until last month.
Thu, 19 Sep 2019 20:12 GMT

Canada's Trudeau apologizes for racist photos but does not rule out possibility there are more

"I am wary of being definitive about this, because the recent pictures that came out I had not remembered," Trudeau said.
Thu, 19 Sep 2019 20:07 GMT

How much millennials earn, compared to what their parents made at the same age

One group of millennials is worse off income-wise than their peers.
Thu, 19 Sep 2019 19:39 GMT

American Airlines canceled more flights than any US carrier in July: 'It was a tough summer for us'

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

Romney, Merkley introduce bill that would tax vaping industry and ban flavored e-cigarettes

The bill would ban e-cigarette flavors other than tobacco and apply existing cigarette taxes to e-cigarettes, among other measures aimed at curbing teen vaping.
Thu, 19 Sep 2019 19:26 GMT

House passes bill to avoid a government shutdown for two months, sends it to Senate

The measure to keep the government running through Nov. 21 now heads to the Senate, where McConnell has signaled he will back a temporary spending plan.
Thu, 19 Sep 2019 19:21 GMT

'We were wrong': Koch network to change strategy in campaign against Trump's trade war

Network officials also said voters should expect more of a Koch focus on grassroots activism throughout the 2020 election cycle.
Thu, 19 Sep 2019 19:18 GMT

These investors are finding 'extraordinarily compelling' opportunities with Big Data

Market participants increasingly are using data to generate alpha, opening opportunities both to investors and to Wall Streeters.
Thu, 19 Sep 2019 19:15 GMT

Amazon is purchasing 100,000 Rivian electric vans, the largest order of EV delivery vehicles ever

Amazon's purchase comes as part of its plan to convert its delivery fleet to 100% renewable energy by 2030. It already runs 40% of its fleet on renewable energy.
Thu, 19 Sep 2019 19:06 GMT

Blackstone CEO Steve Schwarzman recounts the most 'disastrous' investment he ever made

Steve Schwarzman learned early in his career that everyone makes mistakes. His biggest one as an investor was "disastrous."
Thu, 19 Sep 2019 18:48 GMT

Fintech start-up Stripe notches eye-popping $35 billion valuation after new funding round

Stripe, a payments company, announced an additional $250 million funding round on Thursday, bringing its valuation to $35 billion.
Thu, 19 Sep 2019 18:38 GMT

You might want to skip today's big iPhone update

Apple's iOS 13.1 will be released on Sept. 24, six days earlier than previously announced.
Thu, 19 Sep 2019 18:36 GMT

College graduates owe $29,000 in student debt now — more than ever before

College graduates in 2018 owed more than their former classmates.
Thu, 19 Sep 2019 18:06 GMT

Warren presidency frightens investors at conference: 'She's not my candidate of choice'

In a room full of avowed capitalists, policies that sound to some like socialism are bound not to go over well.
Thu, 19 Sep 2019 18:05 GMT

Apple releases its gaming subscription service, Apple Arcade

Apple Arcade can be found as a tab on the bottom of the App Store app on iPhones running iOS 13.
Thu, 19 Sep 2019 17:57 GMT

AT&T's Stephenson is not focused on DirecTV sale, which could spur pressure to replace him: Sources

AT&T isn't focused on selling or divesting DirecTV, despite pressure from stakeholder Elliott Management, sources tell CNBC.
Thu, 19 Sep 2019 17:52 GMT

Stocks making the biggest moves midday: Microsoft, Costco, Denny's & more

Check out the companies making headlines in midday trading:
Thu, 19 Sep 2019 17:18 GMT

Pence says other countries should 'emulate' US, then says US should replicate their rate policies

At least in terms of monetary policy, Pence says should be taking after other regions who keep their rates near zero.
Thu, 19 Sep 2019 16:52 GMT

Jim Chanos is short Grubhub, betting fees will come down and employee costs will rise

Investor Jim Chanos is betting against GrubHub.
Thu, 19 Sep 2019 16:30 GMT

Look inside the flagship Apple Fifth Avenue store before it reopens

Here's a look inside Apple's flagship Fifth Avenue store, known as the "cube," in New York. It reopens on Friday after being closed since 2017 for renovations.
Thu, 19 Sep 2019 16:22 GMT

Leon Cooperman says the Fed made a mistake cutting rates: 'You're screwing the savers'

Billionaire investor Leon Cooperman on Thursday said he believes that the Federal Reserve is "screwing the savers."
Thu, 19 Sep 2019 16:07 GMT

One banking stock is breaking out, and traders see more upside

The prospect of further rate cuts from the Federal Reserve has not put a stop to a rally in the financials this month, and one banking stock is leading the pack.
Thu, 19 Sep 2019 15:52 GMT

Home flippers see lowest returns in 8 years as costs rise

It's getting harder to be a home flipper. As easy as it might seem on reality television shows, the math is now trickier, thanks to a housing market loaded with roadblocks.
Thu, 19 Sep 2019 15:38 GMT

'It's bad': Water rescues begin as Imelda soaks East Texas

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

GM workers who picketed in 2007 say that strike was political. This time it's 'serious'

GM's usage of temporary workers, potential closure of plants and health care contributions remain major sticking points, according to people familiar with the talks.
Thu, 19 Sep 2019 14:35 GMT