Trump’s slow 2024 start worries allies

Trump’s slow 2024 start worries allies

CNN — Back in 2015, Donald Trump’s first campaign rally in Iowa as a contender for the Republican presidential nomination came just 10 hours after he declared his candidacy in New York. The following day, he was across the country in New Hampshire, with plans to visit South Carolina before the end of his first … Read more

Ukrainian embassies across Europe receive bloody packages containing ‘animal eyes’

Ukrainian embassies across Europe receive bloody packages containing ‘animal eyes’

CNN — Suspicious packages, including blood-soaked envelopes containing “animal eyes,” have been sent to Ukrainian embassies and consulates in several European cities, the country’s foreign ministry has said. Kyiv’s embassies in Hungary, the Netherlands, Poland, Croatia, Italy, Austria, and the consulates general in Naples and Krakow, have received such packages, Oleh Nikolenko, spokesperson for the … Read more

5 things to know for Dec. 2: Trump, Rail strike, Student loans, China protests, NASA

5 things to know for Dec. 2: Trump, Rail strike, Student loans, China protests, NASA

CNN — Tesla delivered its first electric Semi trucks to customers this week, five years after the prototype was first unveiled. And considering the automaker’s fascination with distinct designs, the truck’s unusual interior comes as no surprise. Here’s what else you need to know to Get Up to Speed ​​and On with Your Day. (You … Read more

Macron arrives at the White House for first state visit of the Biden administration

Macron arrives at the White House for first state visit of the Biden administration

CNN — US President Joe Biden is taking part in a flurry of events as part of his first state visit since taking office, welcoming the arrival of French President Emmanuel Macron and his spouse, Brigitte Macron, on Thursday. The Macrons’ trip to the White House marks their second time as the guests of honor … Read more

Garland: DOJ wants ‘all’ transcripts and evidence in House January 6 probe

Garland: DOJ wants ‘all’ transcripts and evidence in House January 6 probe

CNN — The Justice Department is seeking access to “all” transcripts and other evidence collected in the House January 6, 2021, investigation, Attorney General Merrick Garland said Wednesday. The comments from Garland, in response to a question from CNN’s Evan Perez, nodded to the monthslong effort by the department to access the witness testimony the … Read more

Belarus dissident Maria Kolesnikova in intensive care following surgery, opposition spokesman says

Belarus dissident Maria Kolesnikova in intensive care following surgery, opposition spokesman says

CNN — A prominent Belarusian opposition figure, who has been serving an 11-year prison sentence after leading mass street protests against President Alexander Lukashenko, is in intensive care after undergoing surgery, an opposition spokesman said Tuesday. Maria Kolesnikova was taken to a hospital in the southeastern city of Gomel, placed in a surgical ward and … Read more

Kevin Johnson: Court denies stay for a death row inmate whose teen daughter won’t be allowed to witness his execution, set for today

Kevin Johnson: Court denies stay for a death row inmate whose teen daughter won’t be allowed to witness his execution, set for today

CNN — The Missouri Supreme Court has denied a death row inmate’s request for a stay of his execution after hearing arguments that racial discrimination played a role in his prosecution for the murder of a police officer. With Kevin Johnson set to be executed Tuesday, he will appeal to the United States Supreme Court, … Read more

Pence says Trump was ‘wrong’ for dinner with Holocaust denier

Pence says Trump was ‘wrong’ for dinner with Holocaust denier

CNN — Former Vice President Mike Pence said Monday that Donald Trump was “wrong” to recently have dinner with White nationalist and Holocaust denier Nick Fuentes and rapper Kanye West at his Florida resort and that the former president should apologize for it. “President Trump was wrong to give a White nationalist, an anti-Semite and … Read more

Judge says Trump’s political actions around 2020 election not protected by ‘absolute immunity’

Judge says Trump’s political actions around 2020 election not protected by ‘absolute immunity’

CNN — A federal judge in Washington, DC, on Monday said that Donald Trump doesn’t have “absolute immunity,” as the former president claimed he should, in response to a lawsuit in his early stages related to Trump’s actions around the 2020 presidential election. Civil rights groups have sued Trump for trying to disenfranchise voters. While … Read more

McCarthy demands DHS Secretary Mayorkas’ resignation over border issues and warns of potential impeachment inquiry

McCarthy demands DHS Secretary Mayorkas’ resignation over border issues and warns of potential impeachment inquiry

CNN — Kevin McCarthy on Tuesday demanded the resignation of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas and warned of potential impeachment proceedings if he doesn’t step down, marking the House Republican leader’s strongest comments on the matter to date as he scrambles to lock down the votes for his speakership . McCarthy, speaking from an event … Read more