Shangri-La Dialogue: US and Chinese defense ministers begin meeting in Singapore

Shangri-La Dialogue: US and Chinese defense ministers begin meeting in Singapore

Singapore CNN — US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin and Chinese Minister of National Defense Gen. Wei Fenghe held their first face-to-face meeting on Friday at a major defense summit in Singapore. The meeting at the Shangri-la Dialogue took place during Austin’s fourth trip to the Indo-Pacific region after a formal request from China’s military leadership. … Read more

Meet the members of the select committee investigating the January 6 insurrection

Meet the members of the select committee investigating the January 6 insurrection

CNN — The House select committee investigating the January 6, 2021, Capitol Hill insurrection holds its first prime-time public hearing on Thursday and is expected to give an overview of their findings from the past year. The hearings are expected to shine a spotlight on the nine-member committee, which features seven Democrats and two Republicans. … Read more

America’s deadly weekend of more mass shootings raise stakes for Senate gun talks

America’s deadly weekend of more mass shootings raise stakes for Senate gun talks

CNN — In South Carolina and Texas, victims were shot at a high school graduation party. In Kentucky, funeral goers were hit outside a church. Multiple shooters sprayed a crowd with bullets in Philadelphia. In Chattanooga, Tennessee, shots rank out at a nightclub. Just America going about its normal business this weekend under the deadly … Read more

Gun reform negotiators will meet remotely on Tuesday, says top Senate Republican

Gun reform negotiators will meet remotely on Tuesday, says top Senate Republican

CNN — A bipartisan group of senators hoping to find common ground on gun policy plans to continue talks this week in the wake of the tragic elementary school shooting in Uvalde, Texas. The Senate is not in session this week during the Memorial Day recess period, but lawmakers plan to meet remotely. Republican Sen. … Read more

Georgia DA Fani Willis investigating Trump’s election interference will look into fake Electoral College certifications

Georgia DA Fani Willis investigating Trump’s election interference will look into fake Electoral College certifications

Washington CNN — The Atlanta-area district attorney who’s investigating former President Donald Trump’s efforts to overturn the 2020 presidential election said his office will look into the fake Electoral College certifications that Trump backers put forward in Georgia. “We’re going to look at anything connected with interference with the 2020 election,” Fulton County District Attorney … Read more

The latest in the investigations and lawsuits involving Donald Trump, his company and the 2020 election

The latest in the investigations and lawsuits involving Donald Trump, his company and the 2020 election

Washington CNN — The volume of investigations involving former President Donald Trump, the January 6 attack on the US Capitol, efforts to overturn the 2020 presidential election and the finances of the Trump Organization is staggering. Here’s an updated list of notable investigations and lawsuits and latest developments: Public hearings will begin on June 9 … Read more

Jill Biden to travel to Romania and Slovakia on mission to support Ukrainian refugees

Jill Biden to travel to Romania and Slovakia on mission to support Ukrainian refugees

CNN — First lady Jill Biden will travel to Romania and Slovakia this week in a show of support for displaced Ukrainian families forced to flee in the wake of Russia’s invasion. Biden will also use the trip to meet with members of the United States military stationed overseas, as well as top-level government officials … Read more

During court testimony, Marjorie Taylor Greene confronted with social media posts advocating violence against Democrats

During court testimony, Marjorie Taylor Greene confronted with social media posts advocating violence against Democrats

CNN — Republican Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene of Georgia was confronted in court on Friday over past social media posts advocating violence against Democrats. At the hearing in Atlanta, to determine if Greene is constitutionally barred from running for re-election because of her alleged role in the January 6 insurrection, the congresswoman repeatedly said she … Read more

Rising gas prices bring Biden to a political crossroads over climate policy

Rising gas prices bring Biden to a political crossroads over climate policy

CNN — Federal investments to address climate change, Joe Biden has long said, are about investing in the economy and creating jobs. But now, amid a war that caused fuel prices to soar and American wallets to feel the pinch, his White House has been forced to reexamine how to balance its economic approach with … Read more

US Treasury secretary and other finance ministers walk out of G20 meeting with Russia

US Treasury secretary and other finance ministers walk out of G20 meeting with Russia

CNN — Finance ministers from multiple nations walked out of a closed-door G20 session in Washington on Wednesday when the Russian delegate began his prepared remarks, a person familiar with the session said. US Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen participated in the walkout, as did European and other Western officials who were participating in the meeting, … Read more