Category Archives: CNN – Politics

Trump seeks to capitalize on Twitter’s attempts to constrain him

President Donald Trump is set to announce an executive order against social media companies on Thursday, White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany told reporters aboard Air Force One on the return flight to Washington following NASA’s aborted SpaceX launch. McEnany did not specify what the order would include, but it signals the most significant step…MORE

Attorney general launches new ‘unmasking’ investigation around 2016 election

Attorney general launches new ‘unmasking’ investigation around 2016 election

Attorney General William Barr has tasked a US attorney with reviewing instances of “unmasking” done around the 2016 election, adding the weight of a senior federal prosecutor behind an issue that President Donald Trump has seized on in recent weeks to underpin unfounded allegations about his predecessor. John Bash, the US attorney in San Antonio,…MORE

Pentagon moves to provide additional military aid to Ukraine, citing progress on reforms

Pentagon moves to provide additional military aid to Ukraine, citing progress on reforms

The Pentagon has notified Congress that Ukraine’s government has made the necessary progress on key institutional reforms, thereby justifying an additional $125 million in new military assistance, including patrol boats armed with remote-controlled 30mm autocannons, according to a US defense official and a congressional aide. That certification that Kiev was making progress in countering corruption,…MORE

Biden says he hopes to name vice presidential pick around August 1

Biden says he hopes to name vice presidential pick around August 1

Joe Biden announced at a fundraiser Wednesday evening that he hopes to name his running mate around August 1. Previously, the presumptive nominee had said only that he hopes the vetting process for his vice presidential pick will be done by July. On Tuesday, Biden had told CNN’s Dana Bash in an exclusive in-person interview…MORE

Trump could have voted in person in Florida this year but chose not to

Trump could have voted in person in Florida this year but chose not to

As President Donald Trump rolled to his West Palm Beach, Florida, golf course on the morning of March 7, his motorcade filed past a library where local officials were preparing for the first day of in-person early voting in Florida’s presidential primary contest. Trump didn’t stop at that site or any of the 15 other…MORE

Trump administration considering new weapons sale to Saudi Arabia, top Democrat says

Trump administration considering new weapons sale to Saudi Arabia, top Democrat says

The Trump administration is considering yet another weapons sale to Saudi Arabia despite the fact that it is facing scrutiny from congressional Democrats who believe Secretary of State Mike Pompeo may have recommended the firing of an independent watchdog because he was investigating the top US diplomat’s controversial decision to fast-track a previous arms deal…MORE

Why do Republicans in Congress oppose vote-by-proxy?

Like other workplaces around the world, Congress is trying to adapt amid the pandemic. House Democrats have proposed what is a major — temporary — change to Congress’ rarely changed rules: Vote-by-proxy. The change allows one member in Washington to vote on behalf of up to 10 other lawmakers who are not, allowing them to…MORE

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