Supreme Court may soon loosen gun laws as nation reels from massacres

May 26, 2022 at 10:42

CNN —While the Supreme Court has been working behind closed doors on its first major Second Amendment opinion in more than a decade, three mass shootings have broken the country, including Tuesday’s massacre of 19 schoolchildren in Texas. Closed off from pu...

How Brian Kemp wrote the GOP playbook for subduing Trump's election fury

May 26, 2022 at 02:14

Brian Kemp's dominant primary win over David Perdue was part of a resounding rejection Tuesday of 2020 election denialism by the state's Republican voters. But his victory also demonstrates how Kemp has written and executed the playbook for extinguishing Do...

Gun legislation is stalled in Congress. Here's why that won't change anytime soon

May 25, 2022 at 22:51

The shooting is the latest entry in the long history of gun violence in the United States. Here's what to know about what is being considered in Congress and where it stands. Senate Democrats took steps Tuesday night to place the bill, called the Enhanced B...

Herschel Walker and the record-setting year for Black Republicans

May 25, 2022 at 12:25

Washington (CNN) It's been a record-setting year for the Republican Party, which is fielding 81 Black candidates in the 2022 primaries, according to the National Republican Congressional Committee . Herschel Walker , whom Republicans have rallied behind, ha...

Fact check: Herschel Walker falsely claims he never falsely claimed he graduated from University of Georgia

May 25, 2022 at 11:08

(CNN) Herschel Walker, the former football star who is now the Republican nominee for a US Senate seat in Georgia, is piling dishonesty upon dishonesty on the subject of his college education. In December, Walker's campaign website falsely claimed that he h...

6 takeaways from primaries in Georgia, Alabama, Arkansas and Texas

May 25, 2022 at 07:44

Atlanta, Georgia (CNN) Republican voters in Georgia on Tuesday showed there are limits to how seriously the party will entertain former President Donald Trump's grievances. Tuesday's primaries in Georgia, Alabama and Arkansas and primary runoffs in Texas we...

7 things to watch in Georgia, Alabama and other primaries Tuesday

May 24, 2022 at 11:15

Meanwhile, in Alabama, Trump’s unendorsement of Rep. Mo Books will be tested. But polls show most Georgia Republicans are ignoring Trump’s mission against Kemp, and that the first-term governor is poised to win easily. That’s in part because Perdue was a on...

Biden finds unity abroad. He's losing it at home

May 24, 2022 at 04:08

To get it in your inbox, sign up for free here(CNN) President Joe Biden's crusade against authoritarian leaders abroad is complicated, constantly, by the messiness of his democracy at home. He sputters trying to explain a teetering economy to Americans, whi...

Biden's first trip to Asia as president

May 23, 2022 at 14:35

Evan Vucci/AP US President Joe Biden, left, speaks during a news conference in Tokyo with Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida on Monday, May 23. Biden said Monday that the United States would intervene militarily if China attempts to take Taiwan by force,...

Exclusive: Trevor Reed pushes back against critics of US participation in prisoner swaps

May 23, 2022 at 00:19

You can watch Jake Tapper's exclusive interview with Trevor Reed in a CNN Special Report: "Finally Home: The Trevor Reed Interview," on CNN and CNN International on Sunday, May 22, at 8 p.m. (CNN) Trevor Reed, in his first television interview since returni...

It's going to be hot with a chance of blackouts

May 21, 2022 at 12:02

To get it in your inbox, sign up for free here(CNN) After millions of Americans went without power due to cold, heat, wildfires and hurricanes last year, we wrote here about the need to pay attention to the power grid . In a reliability assessment for the c...

Exclusive: Trevor Reed details surviving horrendous conditions in Russian psychiatric treatment facility

May 20, 2022 at 17:28

You can watch Jake Tapper's exclusive interview with Trevor Reed in a CNN Special Report: "Finally Home: The Trevor Reed Interview," on CNN and CNN International on Sunday, May 22, at 8 p.m. (CNN) Trevor Reed, an American citizen and former Marine recently...

Clarence Thomas calls out John Roberts as Supreme Court edges closer to overturning Roe v. Wade

May 20, 2022 at 15:45

(CNN) There was a little-seen warm moment between Chief Justice John Roberts and Justice Clarence Thomas last November 1, just before the Supreme Court heard arguments on Texas' abortion ban. Roberts announced that 30 years ago on that exact date, a ceremon...

Trump may hold off on more endorsements for coming primaries, advisers say

May 19, 2022 at 14:52

At his election night event, Oz told attendees, "When all the votes are counted, we will win." "I think it will depend on how big of a lead Britt builds up," said one former Trump campaign official, who noted that Trump privately favors Britt, with whom he...

How a recount would be triggered in Pennsylvania's GOP Senate primary

May 19, 2022 at 01:15

Washington, DC (CNN) Hours after Tuesday's primary, Mehmet Oz and Dave McCormick are locked in a tight race for the GOP nomination for Pennsylvania's US Senate race, which could be key to determining control of the chamber in November. The race, which is ye...

6 takeaways from primaries in Pennsylvania, North Carolina and more

May 18, 2022 at 13:13

Kathy Barnette, U.S. Republican Senate candidate for Pennsylvania, listens to questions during an interview following the Pennsylvania Senate GOP primary debate in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, U.S., April 25, 2022. Cruz joined the former hedge fund executive M...

Kentucky, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Idaho and Oregon primaries

May 17, 2022 at 12:17

Kathy Barnette takes part in a forum in Newtown, Pennsylvania, on May 11. (Matt Rourke/AP)Republicans are watching conservative candidate Kathy Barnette's sudden rise in their party's upcoming Pennsylvania US Senate primary with a mix of unease, wonder and...

7 things to watch in Pennsylvania, North Carolina and other primaries Tuesday

May 17, 2022 at 10:00

Five states are holding primaries Tuesday -- Idaho, Kentucky, North Carolina, Pennsylvania and Oregon -- marking the most jam-packed date on the 2022 midterm calendar yet. Democrats in Pennsylvania face turmoil, as well: the party's leading Senate candidate...

Pennsylvania primaries encapsulate America's choice in the 2022 midterms

May 17, 2022 at 09:56

Fetterman was campaigning ahead of Tuesday's Pennsylvania primaries in gritty York, where America's founders celebrated the first Thanksgiving. The city nestles in the vast rural heartland between liberal Philadelphia and Pittsburgh known by the nickname Pe...

The death of the McDonald's peace theory, a dark day for capitalism

May 16, 2022 at 22:49

McDonald’s in Russia was supposed to change the worldIt was a tectonic shift in world affairs when McDonald’s opened its first store in Russia in January 1990. In an email announcing the company would be “‘de-Arching’ a major market” for the first time in i...