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Trump pledges to ‘rebuild’ FBI, calls Russia investigation a ‘Democrat hoax’

Trump says Roy Moore should concede Alabama Senate election

Trump asked if he would pardon Michael Flynn

Do Democrats have a new roadmap to victory?

<b>(CNN) —</b> Democrats began the year with a string of frustrating special election defeats and a feeling that the party, shell-shocked by 2016 and lacking ideas for 2018, was doomed to further losses and increasingly caustic internal bickering.<p>Fast forward to mid-December and the narrative has been …

#TBT: The Amendments they made you memorize in school

<b>(CNN) —</b> Friday marks the 226th anniversary of the ratification of the Bill of Rights. Since the Bill of Rights is a favorite of many people -- most notably of late failed Senate candidate Roy Moore -- it seemed like a good time to go back and see why the first 10 amendments to the Constitution are …

Trump's FCC votes to repeal net neutrality

The end of net neutrality may be here.<p>The Republican-led Federal Communications Commission votedThursday to approve a controversial plan to repeal Obama-era net neutrality protections. The repeal passed 3-2, along a party-line vote.<p>The vote came amid mounting protests from the tech industry, …

Congresswoman's victim-blaming comment is an outrage

<b>(CNN) —</b> Democratic Rep. Marcy Kaptur of Ohio reportedly believes that her female colleagues should rethink their wardrobe choices if they want to protect themselves from unwanted sexual advances on Capitol Hill. Too many outfits she sees around Washington, she told colleagues this week, are "an …

Democrats wrestle with likelihood DACA slips to January

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Democrats are increasingly grappling with the likelihood that Congress could push a decision on a popular immigration program into January, even as they've spent weeks saying it should be dealt with by the end of the year.<p>"To some extent, yes," Congressional Hispanic Caucus …

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This number suggests a MAJOR Democratic wave in 2018

<b>(CNN) —</b> In the aftermath of Roy Moore's stunning Senate election loss in Alabama on Tuesday night, Republicans were quick to note that the circumstances in the state made drawing any conclusions impossible.<p>Moore, after all, was a hugely divisive figure even <i>before</i> a series of women came out over the …

'Sunday Night Football' takes a big hit as NFL ratings still struggle

The NFL's premiere game of the week took a big hit in TV ratings on Sunday night, despite it being a close game.<p>NBC's "Sunday Night Football" match up between the Baltimore Ravens and the Pittsburgh Steelers brought in 17.2 million viewers on Sunday night. That number was down 35% from last year's …

Net neutrality repeal: Facebook, Amazon, Netflix and internet providers react

The vote to roll back net neutrality rules on Thursday was slammed by tech giants like Amazon, Facebook and Netflix. But the move was applauded by internet service providers.<p>The Republican-led Federal Communications Commission voted 3-2 to repeal regulations aimed at protecting net neutrality -- …

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Democrats draw Scott Brown-Doug Jones comparison; Republicans don't buy it

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Democrats are crying foul at Republicans for planning to vote on the tax reform bill next week without waiting for the recently elected Democrat from Alabama, Doug Jones, to be sworn into the Senate.<p>They're invoking the example of Republican Scott Brown's upset victory in the …

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Schiff concerned Republicans are working to end the Russia investigation

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Rep. Adam Schiff said Thursday he's concerned Republicans are working to end the Russia investigation.<p>"I think they view shutting us down as a prerequisite to shutting Bob Mueller down," Schiff said on CNN's "The Situation Room." "And we see some very disturbing signs that that's …

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Sen. Graham: There's a 30% chance Trump will attack North Korea

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Sen. Lindsey Graham offered a stunning prediction on Wednesday, estimating that there is a 30% chance President Donald Trump orders a first strike on North Korea to prevent the rogue nation from acquiring a nuclear weapon capable of hitting the United States.<p>"I would say there's …

Meet the black man who befriends KKK leaders - CNN Video

Protesters clashed outside the Charlottesville hearing, while one man tries to reach out and stop race wars. CNN Sara Sidner reports.

Albright, Price: It's time for Congress to check Trump's foreign policy powers

<b>(CNN) —</b> The pre-eminence of the legislative branch is perhaps the most distinctive feature of American democracy. If the Constitution was designed to be a firewall against despotism, then Article I, which defines the powers of the Senate and the House of Representatives, is its keystone, keeping …

Foreign Policy

Trump to propose ending rule allowing spouses of H-1B holders to work in U.S.

The Trump administration will propose revoking a rule that makes spouses of thousands of immigrant workers eligible to work while in the U.S., potentially complicating a major driver of technology jobs.<p>Since 2015, the spouses of H-1B, or high-skilled, visa holders waiting for green cards have been …

First Amendment is at a crossroads in Supreme Court

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> As the Supreme Court digs into a momentous term, the justices have signaled an unusual interest in the First Amendment by agreeing to hear seven different cases exploring the contours of free speech.<p>Just last week, justices heard a much-anticipated challenge from a Colorado baker …

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Michigan voters: Blame Congress, not Trump - CNN Video

CNN's Poppy Harlow returns to Michigan, which helped Trump claim the presidency one year ago. Voters here said they wanted the president to reform health care, repeal NAFTA, and build a border wall. Now, they say they don't blame Trump for delays in his agenda, and wish Congress would get out of …

Trump judicial nominee struggles to answer basic legal questions at hearing

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> A Trump judicial nominee struggled to answer basic legal questions posed to him by a Republican senator on Wednesday, including his lack of experience on trial work, the amount of depositions he'd worked on and more.<p>During his testimony, Matthew Spencer Petersen, who currently …

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More protests over Trump's Jerusalem decision - CNN Video

Protesters took to the streets of Jerusalem and elsewhere on Friday as anger reignited over US President Donald Trump's controversial decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. CNN's Arwa Damon reports from the West Bank city of Ramallah.

GOP tax plan: The bill is set. Rubio, Corker back to yes. What happens next?

<b>(CNN) —</b> Republicans have finished writing the final version of their tax bill, clearing the way for a floor vote that leaders say they are optimistic will pass -- and at least two key Senate votes have gone from "no" to "yes."<p>Sen. Marco Rubio, a Republican of Florida, is a "yes" on the tax reform …

Trump and Steve Bannon urge Roy Moore to concede

<b>(CNN) —</b> Both President Donald Trump and his former chief political strategist Steve Bannon are urging Roy Moore to concede, as the defiant Republican Senate candidate refuses to admit defeat to Democrat Doug Jones.<p>Moore lost Alabama's Tuesday special Senate election by more than 20,000 votes.<p>"I …

This story on Trump's Russia paranoia is terrifying

<b>(CNN) —</b> The Washington Post published a breathtaking piece this week detailing the depth and breadth of President Donald Trump's blind spot on Russia. The story is, in a word, terrifying.<p>Trump, as revealed in scrupulous detail in the article, simply does not believe the unanimous conclusion of the …

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Trump: Must support the men and women in blue - CNN Video

President Trump speaks at the FBI Academy's graduation in Quantico, Virginia, after saying the agency is "in tatters."

Trump praises law enforcement after slamming FBI

<b>(CNN) —</b> President Donald Trump praised law enforcement on Friday when he addressed a graduation at the FBI National Academy on Friday in Quantico, Virginia for state, local and international law enforcement trainees.<p>Trump cast himself as the best friend law enforcement could have in the White …

Why Roy Moore just won't concede

<b>(CNN) —</b> On Tuesday night, Doug Jones beat Roy Moore in the Alabama Senate race.<p>How do I know, you ask? Because here is the vote count per the Alabama Secretary of State's office:<p><i>Jones: 671,151 votes (49.92%)</i><p><i>Moore: 650,436 votes (48.38%)</i><p>You can see the same info on CNN's website.<p>While the vote isn't …

Dustin Hoffman accused of sexual assault

<b>(CNN) —</b> Dustin Hoffman is facing more allegations of sexual misconduct.<p>Variety reported accusations from three women against the legendary actor.<p>CNN has reached out to Hoffman for comment.<p>Cori Thomas says the actor exposed himself to her in a hotel room in 1980 when she was 16 and a friend of his …

Trump initiated Putin call in the wake of economic praise

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> President Donald Trump said Friday that he spoke with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday to thank him for comments he made about the President's efforts to grow the American economy.<p>Trump, speaking with reporters at the White House before he left to address a graduation …

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Black passenger removed from Delta flight after using bathroom files bias suit

A Milwaukee man whose ill-timed bathroom break on a Delta flight in April grabbed headlines after his subsequent removal was caught on cellphone cameras has sued the airline claiming racial discrimination.<p>In a complaint filed Tuesday in Wisconsin federal court, Kima Hamilton, who is black, alleges …

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