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

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

Biden granddaughter’s wedding offers youthful spin for president turning 80

Biden granddaughter’s wedding offers youthful spin for president turning 80

CNN — President Joe Biden is turning 80 this weekend, but the big bash at the White House is for an entirely different and more youthful occasion. Naomi Biden, Biden’s oldest granddaughter, married Peter Neal on the White House South Lawn on Saturday. One day following the nuptials, Biden will mark his spot in American … Read more

‘Window-shopping’ GOP elites weigh Trump — and the alternatives — at high-profile Vegas gathering

‘Window-shopping’ GOP elites weigh Trump — and the alternatives — at high-profile Vegas gathering

CNN — Former President Donald Trump is set to address the influential Republican Jewish Coalition on Saturday, days after becoming the first declared GOP candidate of the 2024 presidential campaign. But the chandeliered ballroom at the opulent Venetian resort hotel in Las Vegas will teem with his rivals – including potential chief nemesis Florida Gov. … Read more

Biden’s 80th, Pelosi’s exit and Trump’s return put the spotlight on the leaders of the future

Biden’s 80th, Pelosi’s exit and Trump’s return put the spotlight on the leaders of the future

CNN — On Sunday, America will experience a unique moment in its history – when a sitting president turns 80. Administration aides would surely prefer that the other big family celebration at the White House this weekend – the wedding of President Joe Biden’s granddaughter, Naomi – gets most of the headlines. The political sensitivities … Read more

Trump’s running for president again. Does that get him off the legal hook?

Trump’s running for president again.  Does that get him off the legal hook?

CNN — The never-ending legal problems swirling around former President Donald Trump are already taking center stage in his freshly announced 2024 presidential campaign. Trump himself, in his speech declaring his candidacy on Tuesday, ranted about how he was a “victim” of the “weaponization of the justice system,” as he railed against the search the … Read more

Takeaways from Biden’s trip to summits in Egypt, Cambodia and Indonesia

Takeaways from Biden’s trip to summits in Egypt, Cambodia and Indonesia

CNN — President Joe Biden arrives in Washington on Wednesday evening after a whirlwind slate of summits across two different continents – his largest opportunity yet to play diplomat-in-chief among other world leaders in a world reemerging from the Covid-19 pandemic. The trip – spanning Egypt, Cambodia and Indonesia for summits focused on climate, Southeast … Read more