Pictures this week: November 17-24, 2022

Pictures this week: November 17-24, 2022

Leia-jhene Seals hugs RJ Lewis during a vigil Sunday, November 20, at the All Souls Unitarian Church in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Seals was performing the night before when a shooter opened fire in the Club Q nightclub. RJ Sangosti/AP Published 6:15 PM EST, Thu November 24, 2022 Five people were killed and at least 19 … Read more

Alex Jones must pay full $45.2 million in damages, Texas judge rules

Alex Jones must pay full .2 million in damages, Texas judge rules

London CNN Business — Alex Jones has lost a bid to water down the nearly $50 million damages award handed down by a jury earlier this year over the Infowars host’s false claims about the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre. Texas Judge Maya Guerra Gamble on Tuesday ruled that Jones should pay the $45.2 million … Read more

Lauren Boebert clings to slim lead as Colorado race appears headed to a recount

Lauren Boebert clings to slim lead as Colorado race appears headed to a recount

CNN — The race between Republican Rep. Lauren Boebert and Democratic challenger Adam Frisch in Colorado’s 3rd Congressional District appears headed to a recount, but it likely will be a few weeks until it gets underway. As of Friday morning, with almost all the votes tallied, Boebert leads Frisch by only 551 votes in what … Read more

Katie Hobbs will win Arizona governor’s race, CNN projects, defeating Kari Lake

Katie Hobbs will win Arizona governor’s race, CNN projects, defeating Kari Lake

CNN — Democrat Katie Hobbs will win Arizona’s governor’s race, CNN projects, defeating one of the most prominent defenders of former President Donald Trump’s lies about the 2020 election. Calling the 2020 election rigged, Republican Kari Lake had repeatedly said she would not have certified Joe Biden’s win in Arizona in 2020. Hobbs, as Arizona’s … Read more

Grand jury returns federal indictment against Paul Pelosi’s alleged attacker

Grand jury returns federal indictment against Paul Pelosi’s alleged attacker

CNN — A grand jury has returned a federal indictment charging David DePape, the man accused of violently attacking House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s husband in late October, with attempted kidnapping of a federal official and assault of an immediate family member of a federal official. “If convicted, he faces a maximum sentence of 30 years … Read more

How election officials staved off chaos at polling places Tuesday

How election officials staved off chaos at polling places Tuesday

CNN — In many ways, the 2022 elections were an example of the plane landing safely. The fallout from former President Donald Trump’s lies about the 2020 election – and the fraud conspiracy theories, hostility towards election officials and promises of combative poll watching activities those falsehoods produced – did not translate into widespread chaos … Read more

CNN Screening: Greg Abbott will defeat Beto O’Rourke in Texas governor’s race

CNN Screening: Greg Abbott will defeat Beto O’Rourke in Texas governor’s race

CNN — Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has won a third term, CNN projects, fending off former Rep. Beto O’Rourke in a match-up in which Democrats had hoped to challenge Republicans’ decades of dominance in Austin. Abbott, who is viewed by some within the GOP as a potential 2024 presidential contender, survived O’Rourke’s criticism of his … Read more

Kamala Harris focuses on boosting female candidates in final days of midterm push

Kamala Harris focuses on boosting female candidates in final days of midterm push

CNN — Andrea Campbell first met Kamala Harris when the then-California attorney general gave the address at her 2009 UCLA Law school commencement. More than a decade later, Campbell watched as Vice President Harris rallied a gymnasium full of Democrats to support her in her bid to become the first Black female attorney general of … Read more

Arizona election lawsuit: Justice Department says ‘vigilante ballot security efforts’ in Arizona are likely illegal

Arizona election lawsuit: Justice Department says ‘vigilante ballot security efforts’ in Arizona are likely illegal

Washington CNN — The Justice Department on Monday waded into a closely watched election lawsuit in Arizona where several civic groups have accused right-wing activists of intimidating voters at ballot drop boxes. The allegations “raise serious concerns of voter intimidation,” the Justice Department wrote, adding that “vigilante ballot security efforts” and “private campaigns to video … Read more

8-year-old boy becomes youngest person to climb California’s El Capitan

8-year-old boy becomes youngest person to climb California’s El Capitan

CNN — An 8-year-old boy became the youngest person to finish climbing El Capitan in California’s Yosemite National Park on Friday, according to his father, who has been by his side and cheering him on since the pair began their journey earlier this week. Sam Adventure Baker achieved the feat Friday evening, his father said … Read more