Republicans largely stay away from abortion issue in their ads. But not all of them.

Republicans largely stay away from abortion issue in their ads.  But not all of them.

CNN — Not many Republican candidates want to talk about abortion in their campaigns, especially in their costly paid television or digital ads. But the few who are taking on the issue are doing so with a familiar message: We aren’t the extremists, Democrats are. It’s a theme playing out across the country, from gubernatorial … Read more

New book audio: Trump falsely claimed he gave Kim letters to Archives in 2021

New book audio: Trump falsely claimed he gave Kim letters to Archives in 2021

Washington CNN — Former President Donald Trump falsely claimed he had given the letters he exchanged with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to the National Archives last year when he was interviewed by New York Times reporter Maggie Haberman for her forthcoming book, according to audio of the interview obtained by CNN. Trump also … Read more

Obama warns ‘a lot of mischief’ is possible if Republicans win back House

Obama warns ‘a lot of mischief’ is possible if Republicans win back House

CNN — Former President Barack Obama painted a grim picture of the GOP at two California fundraisers this week, according to excerpts provided to CNN, warning Democrats that Republicans could oversee “a lot of mischief” if they win the House in the November midterm elections. The speeches, one at a fundraiser for the Democratic Congressional … Read more

Trump launches direct attack on McConnell a month out from midterm elections

Trump launches direct attack on McConnell a month out from midterm elections

CNN — Former President Donald Trump on Friday night directly ridiculed Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, saying on his social media platform that the Kentucky Republican had a “death wish” for supporting “Democrat sponsored bills.” Trump, in his Truth Social post, also mocked McConnell’s wife, Elaine Chao – who was born in Taiwan and served … Read more

Research reveals how global warming affects astronomical observations

Research reveals how global warming affects astronomical observations

Astronomical observations from ground-based telescopes are sensitive to local atmospheric conditions. Anthropogenic climate change will negatively affect some of these conditions at observation sites around the globe. A team of researchers led by the University of Bern and the National Center of Competence in Research (NCCR) PlanetS shows in a study, published in the journal … Read more

January 6 rioter who formed his own militia sentenced to more than 4 years for assaulting officer

January 6 rioter who formed his own militia sentenced to more than 4 years for assaulting officer

Washington CNN — A Capitol rioter who created his own militia, raised funds, and worked to recruit others to join him in Washington, DC, on January 6, 2021, was sentenced on Wednesday to 52 months behind bars for assaulting a police officer during the attack. Before handing down his sentence, US District Judge Randolph Moss … Read more

Congress again races to avoid shutdown as key vote at risk of failing

Congress again races to avoid shutdown as key vote at risk of failing

CNN — The Senate is slated to take a key vote Tuesday to take up government funding that is at risk of failing over a deal cut by West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin that has come under sharp criticism from Republicans and liberals – pushback that could be enough to sink the vote and push … Read more

GOP leaders still strive to appease Trump’s base on election denialism

GOP leaders still strive to appease Trump’s base on election denialism

CNN — As Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis stumps for some of this year’s midterm candidates ahead of what looks increasingly like a showdown with former President Donald Trump in 2024, he’s seemed to be more nimble than most on the Trump tightrope. He’s offered a wink and a nod to the election fraud claims that … Read more

Why Marjorie Taylor Greene should be very happy right now

Why Marjorie Taylor Greene should be very happy right now

CNN — The latest polls of the generic congressional ballot suggest that while Republicans remain the favorite to take control of the House this fall, they may wind up winning far fewer seats than was anticipated even a few months ago. That outcome would be very good news for Georgia GOP Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene … Read more

The nightmare scenario for election reform

The nightmare scenario for election reform

A version of this story appeared in CNN’s What Matters newsletter. To get it in your inbox, sign up for free here. CNN — Ghosts of the 2020 election continue to haunt the US system of government. Exorcism. The House and Senate have a path in mind to exorcise the January 6, 2021, insurrection with … Read more