Politics

The Latest: Romney must compete in primary for…

Mitt Romney has been forced into a Republican primary for a U.S. Senate seat in Utah as he looks to restart his political career by replacing long-serving Sen. Orrin Hatch

Romney not committing to support Trump in 2020

Mitt Romney said that he could not yet commit to supporting Donald Trump's 2020 re-election campaign, making it clear that he intends to stake his claim as an independent voice for Utah.

Why Adem Bunkeddeko Is Taking on the Democratic…

This 30-year-old wants a new generation of Democrats — and he's leading the charge by running for Congress in New York.

Assess: Trump claims bragging rights on North…

Lobbyist tied to condo met with EPA chief…

In spite of denials, EPA chief Scott Pruitt did meet in his office last year with a veteran Washington lobbyist tied to the bargain-priced condo where he was living

A look back at Melania's first year

Melania Trump is perhaps a unique first lady in modern history, an immigrant, a fashion model, a third wife, and by her own account, a notoriously private woman. CNN's Kate Bennett looks back at Melania's first year.

The Future of Legalization and Decriminalization

The Root's Michael Harriot discusses the road to legalizing marijuana and whether industry support from people like John Boehner will move the process along.

Laughter, tears as former first lady Barbara Bush…

Barbara Bush, the "first lady of the Greatest Generation," laid to rest after hundreds of dignitaries, friends and family attend funeral

Feds Admit to Hush-Hush Policy on US Border

Border agents are separating immigrants from their children—a plan once floated by the Trump administration—despite denials that the policy was underway, the New York Times reports. With Congress seeking official numbers on immigrant/child separation along the southwest border and officials refusing to provide it, the Times dug up...

Richards: Trump administration worst for women

President of Planned Parenthood Cecile Richards tells CNN's Van Jones she thinks President Donald Trump's administration is the "worst for women" she's seen in her lifetime.

Stormy Daniels's Lawyer Considers Defamation Suit…

The lawyer representing adult film actress Stormy Daniels says it is an "outrage" that President Trump attacked his client on Twitter. "I'm not going to tolerate it," Avenatti told Cheddar Thursday.

Trump says he doesn't think personal lawyer will…

The government is investigating President Donald Trump's longtime personal lawyer, but Trump says he's not expecting Michael Cohen to "flip" _ meaning cooperate in exchange for leniency

Bono to George W.: Your mom eased AIDS stigma

While being honored by former President George W. Bush, U2 frontman and AIDS activist Bono said former first lady Barbara Bush helped diminish the stigma of AIDS and other diseases.

Another Power Outage Leaves Most Puerto Ricans in…

Large swaths of Puerto Rico lost power Wednesday, the second major service interruption in less than two weeks. That makes efforts to recover from Hurricane Maria even harder, says Kelly Macias, a staff writer at the Daily Kos. Thousands of people on the island have been in the dark since the storm hit in September.

Mnuchin expresses optimism for resolution of…

Treasury Secretary Mnuchin expresses cautious optimism for resolution of contentious trade fights

NYT Backs Up Reporter After Trump Fires Up…

Maggie Haberman has gotten under President Trump's skin again. The New York Times reporter filed a story on Friday detailing Trump's relationship with longtime lawyer Michael Cohen—one in which Trump is said to treat Cohen "like garbage," per Trump associate Roger Stone. That article apparently spurred a tweetstorm from...

Listen to Jeb Bush's eulogy for Barbara Bush

Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush, one of the late Barbara Bush's five living children, gives the eulogy for his "precious mother," saying "she was our teacher and role model on how to live a life with purpose and meaning."

The Collective PAC Wants America's Government to…

90% of America's elected officials are white. This new PAC is helping Black candidates get their voices heard.