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Deadline nears as Congress continues negotiations

House Speaker Kevin McCarthy speaks to members of the press on Saturday, September 30, 2023, in Washington, DC. CNN House Speaker Kevin McCarthy announced that the House will vote on…

DeSantis supports 15-week federal abortion ban for first time in second GOP debate

CNN  —  Sen. Tim Scott on Wednesday successfully pinned down Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis for the first time on whether he would support a 15-week federal abortion ban. “Yes, I…

Sen. Dianne Feinstein dies at 90

Women in the Senate are paying tribute to Sen. Dianne Feinstein, the longest-serving female senator in history, following her death at age 90. Feinstein broke a series of glass ceilings…

A week that laid bare the stakes of the 2024 election

CNN  —  America’s next presidential election is 13 months away. But while the first Republican primary votes will not be cast until the dead of winter, the last week of…

Biden speech on democracy, 2024 updates and highlights from GOP debate

President Joe Biden warned of extremism and threats to US democracy in remarks in Arizona on Thursday, where he was also honoring his friend, the late Republican Sen. John McCain.…

Congress on track to trigger a shutdown with House and Senate at odds

CNN  —  With only three days to go before government funding expires, Congress is barreling toward a shutdown with the House and Senate at an impasse over a path forward.…

McConnell and McCarthy split deepens as GOP divide prompts shutdown fears

CNN  —  House Speaker Kevin McCarthy privately delivered a message to Senate GOP Leader Mitch McConnell this week: The Senate’s bipartisan bill to keep the government open wouldn’t get a…

Sen. Bob Menendez appears in court on bribery charges

The indictment unveiled on Friday against Sen. Robert Menendez marks another chapter in a series of troubling allegations that have dogged the New Jersey Democrat for years, marking the second time in a decade…

Analysis: Trump can get away with skipping a debate but can’t evade legal consequences

CNN  —  Donald Trump will skip another Republican presidential debate on Wednesday night because no one will punish him for not being there. No other Republican front-runner could so contemptuously…

Cassidy Hutchinson: Trump is the ‘most grave threat’ to American democracy

CNN  —  Cassidy Hutchinson warned Tuesday that her former boss Donald Trump would not have guardrails if he wins a second term as president, arguing that Trump’s violations of the…