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

Russia and China are promoting US voting misinformation ahead of midterms, FBI warns

Russia and China are promoting US voting misinformation ahead of midterms, FBI warns

Washington CNN — Russian and Chinese government-affiliated operatives and organizations are promoting misinformation about the integrity of American elections that originated in the US ahead of November’s midterms, senior FBI officials said Monday. The FBI assessment underscores how the explosion of voting conspiracy theories in the US has been fertile ground for foreign operatives since … 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

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

Trump allies launch new super PAC to bolster GOP candidates in midterms as former President eyes 2024 campaign

Trump allies launch new super PAC to bolster GOP candidates in midterms as former President eyes 2024 campaign

Washington CNN — Several top allies of Donald Trump will launch a new super PAC to buoy Republican candidates who have earned the former President’s support in the midterm elections, CNN has learned, following months of minimal spending by Trump-aligned groups that has frustrated party strategists left to fill the void. Called MAGA, Inc., the … Read more

Why people keep correcting the President

Why people keep correcting the President

CNN — President Joe Biden vowed to voters he would always give it to them straight. But his blunt talk keeps getting him into trouble. Biden is on a streak of talking “straight from the shoulder,” as he once said, on Taiwan, the pandemic, ex-President Donald Trump’s extreme MAGA supporters and whether Vladimir Putin should … Read more

Timothy Thibault: FBI agent criticized over anti-Trump postings says he’s cooperating with investigators

Timothy Thibault: FBI agent criticized over anti-Trump postings says he’s cooperating with investigators

CNN — A veteran FBI agent who engaged with social media posts critical of former President Donald Trump and retired from the bureau last week says he is cooperating with a government investigation into his conduct. Timothy Thibault, who worked in the FBI’s Washington field office as assistant special agent in charge, retired voluntarily from … Read more

Fact check: Herschel Walker falsely claims Raphael Warnock lied about having a dog

Fact check: Herschel Walker falsely claims Raphael Warnock lied about having a dog

Washington CNN — Georgia pastor Raphael Warnock won a seat in the US Senate in 2021 with the help of cheery campaign ads featuring a cute dog. Now Warnock’s Republican opponent in the 2022 midterms, former football star Herschel Walker, is accusing him of lying about the nature of his connection to Alvin the beagle. … Read more

Oz ratchets up questions about Fetterman’s health as Pennsylvania Senate race gets acrimonious

Oz ratchets up questions about Fetterman’s health as Pennsylvania Senate race gets acrimonious

Pittsburgh CNN — Mehmet Oz was quick to wish John Fetterman well and offer prayers as the Democrat recovered from a stroke earlier this year. But now that the two are officially facing each other in one of the highest profile Senate races of 2022, the Republican Senate nominee and his campaign aides are making … Read more

Pence’s 2024 hopes loom over potential testimony to Jan. 6 committees

Pence’s 2024 hopes loom over potential testimony to Jan.  6 committees

CNN — Key members of the House committee probing the January 6, 2021, insurrection are dialing up pressure on former Vice President Mike Pence – whom pro-Donald Trump rioters demanded be hanged on that dark day – to testify to their committee. Pence would instantly become the investigation’s most high-profile witness and could further expose … Read more