Biden is Trump's most anticipated -- and feared -- rival
He's the Democratic candidate President Donald Trump has long worried would emerge as his general election rival. Now, with the entry of former Vice President Joe Biden into a crowded primary field, a race that once seemed to Trump like abstract chatter has sharpened into a concrete proving ground that will challenge his hold on the nation's political spotlight.
Donald Trump sent 3 tweets on the Mueller probe this morning. He got (at least) 6 facts wrong.
President Donald Trump has been, even by his own lofty standards, on a bit of a Twitter bender over the last week or so -- simultaneously rejoicing in the fact that he was not charged in the Mueller report and angry at all of his critics for their unwillingness to drop the so-called "witch hunt."
Trump digs in against Democrats but there may yet be consequences
It had been more than two years since Michael Caputo, the onetime campaign communications adviser to Donald Trump, had spoken to the man he helped elect president. It was a span that encompassed special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation, a probe with which Caputo had cooperated.
North Korea presented US with $2 million bill for care of Otto Warmbier
The North Korean government presented the United States with a bill for $2 million for the hospital care of Otto Warmbier, the American college student who was held as a prisoner by Pyongyang, and insisted the US sign a pledge to pay the bill before releasing him from their custody in 2017, according to a source familiar with the matter.
House Democrats seek information on Homeland Security departures, Stephen Miller
Three powerful Democratic congressmen are seeking more information about the recent departures of multiple senior Department of Homeland Security officials, including Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, as President Donald Trump threatened to shut down parts of the US-Mexico border.
READ: House letter to acting DHS secretary on departures
Democratic Reps. Elijah Cummings of Maryland, Jerry Nadler of New York and Bennie Thompson of Mississippi, the heads of the Oversight, Judiciary and Homeland Security committees, respectively, wrote acting Homeland Security Secretary Kevin McAleenan on Thursday requesting all communications related to the departures of Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, her deputy Claire Grady, Secret Service Director Randolph "Tex" Alles, acting Immigration and Customs Enforcement chief Ronald Vitiello and the possibility of others leaving.
Joe Biden announces he is running for president in 2020
After months of deliberation, former Vice President Joe Biden on Thursday announced his decision to run for president for a third time, answering one of the biggest outstanding questions about the makeup of the 2020 race.
Obama's not endorsing, but he didn't talk Biden out of running in 2020
There may be no endorsement, but this time, Barack Obama didn't try to talk Joe Biden out of running for president.
Analysis: The case for and against Joe Biden's 2020 chances
Former Vice President Joe Biden officially jumped into the 2020 presidential race on Thursday -- and his candidacy is perhaps the most analytically perplexing of any of the Democrats. He's probably got the best chance of any Democrat running to win the nomination, but the other candidates combined have a significantly better shot than he does.
Federal court strikes down several redistricting plans for Michigan
A panel of federal judges in Michigan on Thursday struck down 27 congressional and state districts as unconstitutional partisan gerrymander, in a challenge brought by the League of Women Voters of Michigan and several individual voters.
Trump administration prepares to remove transgender protections
HHS will soon introduce proposed regulations that could allow health care providers, hospitals and insurers to discriminate against transgender patients.
Coons says Biden's record should matter more than his identity
After Joe Biden announced his 2020 presidential candidacy on Thursday morning, Delaware Democratic Sen. Chris Coons was one of the first members of Congress to offer his endorsement.
Joe Biden takes Trump head-on over Charlottesville in announcement video
The first words Joe Biden spoke as he announced his presidential campaign on Thursday were "Charlottesville, Virginia."
Analysis: Pete Buttigieg, a gay Christian, is driving the religious right nuts
The only Democrat talking at length about his faith in the 2020 primary also happens to be the only gay candidate in the race. And he's one of the few from a red state.
Florida House passes bill that would require ex-felons pay all fees before exercising voting rights
The Republican-controlled Florida House passed a bill Wednesday that would restore voting rights for ex-felons on the condition that they first pay all fees, fines and court fees before they can head to the polls.
After a late entry, Joe Biden scrambles for presidential campaign money with high-dollar fundraisers
Joe Biden is kicking off his presidential bid with a fundraiser in Philadelphia on Thursday night that includes some of the biggest names in Pennsylvania state politics. Next month, he'll attend a Los Angeles fundraiser at the home of celebrity designer Michael Smith. And a fundraiser is in the planning stages in South Carolina, home to the first-in-the-South primary.
Top Christie aide gets 13 months for 'Bridgegate,' calls ex-gov a 'bully'
A former top aide to Chris Christie was sentenced Wednesday to 13 months in prison for her involvement in the infamous "Bridgegate" scandal that left a mark on the career of the former New Jersey governor, whom the aide described as a "bully."
Analysis: Joe Biden's biggest immediate weakness might surprise you
Joe Biden is (finally) running for president. And while he is a clear top-tier candidate, he's got issues to deal with from his age (he's 76) to his centrist approach to policy. But it's possible that none of those things are the biggest immediate problem facing the early days of his campaign.
Trump transition staffer explains why Mueller report convinced him to favor impeachment
A former Trump transition team staffer is calling for impeachment of President Donald Trump after reading special counsel Robert Mueller's report, arguing there is "more than enough here to get that started."
Democrats look to courts as White House stonewalls on subpoenas
Faced with all-out resistance from the White House, Democrats are turning to the courts as they grapple with a dilemma of limited options to enforce their subpoenas.
Joe Biden and Anita Hill have spoken, Biden campaign official says
Democratic presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden has spoken with Anita Hill, an aide to his campaign told CNN's Brianna Keilar Thursday.
Here's Kushner's immigration plan as it stands
White House adviser Jared Kushner's proposal to reform the US legal immigration system will be broken into two parts: one focused on border security and the other on legal immigration, according to a senior administration official.
Deutsche Bank begins process of providing Trump financial records to New York's attorney general
Deutsche Bank has begun the process of providing financial records to New York state's attorney general in response to a subpoena for documents related to loans made to President Donald Trump and his business, according to a person familiar with the production.
WSJ: Michael Cohen tells Tom Arnold he didn't do crimes he pleaded guilty to
President Donald Trump's former personal attorney told an actor he did not actually do some of the crimes included in his guilty plea, a recording obtained by The Wall Street Journal showed.
Bernie Sanders is the new #1 in our 2020 Democrat rankings
Bernie Sanders has been running for president for the last four-ish years straight. In the wake of his closer-than-expected primary loss to Hillary Clinton in 2016, Sanders kept his massive grassroots organization active and made sure anyone and everyone knew that he wasn't done with this whole "national politics" thing.
State senator receives about 1,700 decks of cards after saying nurses 'play cards' at work
A UPS Store says they have received 667 packages of playing cards addressed to a Washington state senator who said nurses "probably play cards for a considerable amount of the day," according to CNN affiliate KOMO News.
White House says Stephen Miller won't testify on immigration to House Oversight
The White House has informed the House Oversight Committee that Stephen Miller will not testify before the panel about his role in President Donald Trump's controversial immigration policies, according to a letter obtained by CNN.
'Like pulling teeth' to get White House to focus on Russian election interference, official says
Former Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen was urged by acting White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney not to bring up the subject of possible Russian interference in the 2020 election to President Donald Trump, The New York Times reported Wednesday.
White House may seek to prevent McGahn from complying with House subpoena
The White House may seek to prevent former White House counsel Don McGahn from complying with a subpoena issued by the House Judiciary Committee that demands his cooperation in its probe into potential obstruction of justice, CNN has learned.
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