Wall Street Journal: Third female former staffer accuses New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo of inappropriate conduct

March 07, 2021 at 05:22

(CNN) A third female former staffer has come forward with accusations of inappropriate conduct by embattled New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, according to reporting by the Wall Street Journal on Saturday night. The Democratic governor already stands accused of se...

With Covid relief and stimulus checks in sight, Biden asks for faith in US democracy

March 07, 2021 at 05:05

Democratic leadership is banking on progressive House Democrats tolerating the revisions made in the Senate, like stripping out a provision to raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour. Assuming the House passes it -- likely also with a slim Democratic majority...

Biden administration expected to form task force to deal with Microsoft hack linked to China

March 07, 2021 at 00:04

(CNN) The Biden administration is expected to put together a task force to deal with major cyber intrusions that Microsoft said this week were linked to China, according to a US official. There are an estimated 30,000 affected customers in the US and 250,00...

Trump says he'll campaign against Murkowski in Alaska next year

March 06, 2021 at 22:41

(CNN) Former President Donald Trump said Saturday he plans to campaign against GOP Sen. Lisa Murkowski in Alaska next year when she's up for reelection, intensifying his pledges to oppose GOP lawmakers who have bucked him. "I will not be endorsing, under an...

How Democrats miscalculated Manchin and later won him back

March 06, 2021 at 22:30

Manchin told colleagues he knew nothing about that tax provision. Yet Democratic leaders thought that Manchin was on board since their rank-and-file senators had reached out to him and reported back to party bosses that he was with them. Asked why Democrati...

Obama congratulates Biden on Senate passage of his Covid relief bill

March 06, 2021 at 21:12

(CNN) Former President Barack Obama on Saturday congratulated President Joe Biden on the successful passage of the Covid-19 relief bill through the Senate, the administration's top legislative priority as millions of Americans continue to struggle financial...

Federal judge says deadline to ratify ERA 'expired long ago' in setback to advocates' efforts

March 06, 2021 at 19:55

(CNN) A federal district judge on Friday dealt a blow to advocates of the Equal Rights Amendment in ruling that the deadline to ratify the ERA "expired long ago" and three states' recent ratifications of the amendment arrived "too late to count." The three...

Amount of people hesitant to get Covid-19 vaccine dropping rapidly

March 06, 2021 at 19:33

(CNN) The release of Johnson & Johnson's Covid-19 vaccine and its partnership with Merck means that President Joe Biden expects the US to have enough Covid-19 vaccines delivered to cover every adult by the end of May. If Johnson & Johnson and fellow...

Trump wants top Republican fundraising organizations to stop using his likeness

March 06, 2021 at 17:44

(CNN) Lawyers for former President Donald Trump sent out cease-and-desist letters Friday to the Republican National Committee, the National Republican Congressional Committee, and the National Republican Senatorial Committee for using his name and likeness...

70 years later, a US Army chaplain's remains are found

March 06, 2021 at 15:13

(CNN) Seventy years after renowned Army Chaplain Capt. Emil Kapaun died as a prisoner in the Korean War, his remains have been identified by the Defense Department. Kapaun's remains were identified in Hawaii, his nephew Ray Emil Kapaun told CNN. The family...

There's a lot of misinformation around what's happening at the border. Here are the facts.

March 06, 2021 at 14:02

It takes time to rebuild the system from scratch," Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas said MondayHere's what to know about the situation at the US-Mexico border:Who's crossing the border? In January, the US Border Patrol arrested more than 75,00...

What Matters: Detroit's mayor and Covid vaccine roulette

March 06, 2021 at 13:00

At a news conference Thursday, he said: "So, Johnson & Johnson is a very good vaccine. In a statement Friday, he said: "I have full confidence that the Johnson & Johnson vaccine is both safe and effective. We are making plans now for Johnson & J...

Analysis: Democratic divides sharpen even as Biden's Covid-19 relief package moves forward

March 06, 2021 at 11:16

(CNN) The honeymoon is over for President Joe Biden and Senate Democrats, whose unified front has been thrown into doubt during the final stages of negotiations on the White House's $1.9 trillion Covid-19 relief bill . They half-heartedly lobbied the White...

'Dripping in the blood of Jim Crow': Voting rights groups say GOP-backed bills in Georgia target Black voters

March 06, 2021 at 11:02

Atlanta (CNN) Voting rights groups led bus tours, knocked on 1 million doors and gave out food at community events to achieve an unprecedented Black voter turnout in Georgia. "We know that their targets are Black voters," said Cliff Albright, co-founder of...

Task force examining Capitol security calls for installment of mobile fencing among host of other changes

March 06, 2021 at 06:17

Retired Army Lt. Gen. Russel Honoré was tasked by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi in January to lead a review of Capitol security, which would end in recommendations to immediately improve infrastructure security, Capitol security operations and member security....

Attorney for Cuomo accuser asks NY AG to protect all documents and notes of conversations from 'potential spoilation' by governor's administration

March 06, 2021 at 02:09

Andrew Cuomo of sexual harassment, sent a letter Friday to New York Attorney General Letitia James calling for all documents and notes of conversations related to her client's complaint to be maintained "without alteration." In the letter, Katz says Bennett...

Biden administration considers opening additional tent facilities in Arizona amid influx of migrants

March 06, 2021 at 00:29

(CNN) The Biden administration is considering opening additional temporary border facilities in Arizona to manage the influx of migrants arriving at the US-Mexico border, marking the latest move to address capacity issues that have been exacerbated because...

Capitol Hill has picked Shalanda Young to lead OMB -- but Biden hasn't yet

March 05, 2021 at 22:14

(CNN) Congressional Democrats are pushing President Joe Biden to nominate Shalanda Young to lead the Office of Management and Budget after Neera Tanden withdrew her nomination amid opposition in the Senate. Young is Biden's nominee to serve as deputy direct...

Trump State Department official charged for attacking police in Capitol riot

March 05, 2021 at 21:49

(CNN) A former Trump State Department political appointee appeared in Washington, DC, federal court Friday after being charged for pushing against police in the Capitol building during the January 6 insurrection. Federico Klein, who lives in the DC area and...

Progressives grapple with path forward as hopes of passing minimum wage fade

March 05, 2021 at 21:47

(CNN) The Senate dealt progressives a blow they have been trying to prevent but knew was coming by voting down an amendment to include a $15 minimum wage in President Joe Biden's Covid relief package. "If we have to vote on it time and time again, we will,...