In pictures: WNBA Star Brittney Griner

December 08, 2022 at 17:12

Brittney Griner, a WNBA star and two-time Olympic gold medalist, has been released from Russian detention, President Joe Biden said on Thursday, December 8. She was released in a prisoner swap that involved Russian arms dealer Viktor Bout, a source familiar...

Viktor Bout: Russian arms dealer known as the 'Merchant of Death' swapped for Brittney Griner

December 08, 2022 at 13:12

CNN —Brittney Griner’s freedom ultimately hinged on the release of a convicted Russian arms dealer whose life story inspired a Hollywood film. On Thursday, a source told CNN that the US basketball star had been released from Russian detention in a prisoner...

In Warnock's win, White House sees capstone validation that big legislative wins broke through

December 07, 2022 at 23:03

CNN —As White House officials reflected on the final Democratic victory of a history-defying midterm election cycle, one constant has been a sense of validation. Even Democrats, like Warnock, who sought to distance themselves from Biden and his sagging appr...

5 takeaways from Georgia's Senate runoff

December 07, 2022 at 12:25

Since November 2020, Warnock has been the leading vote-getter in four consecutive Georgia Senate elections. But because of state law requiring statewide candidates to get a majority to win a general election, Warnock had to double the feat in both his 2020...

Trump faces yet another reckoning in Georgia

December 06, 2022 at 05:05

CNN —Donald Trump is 0-for-an awful lot in Georgia since 2016. On Tuesday, Trump’s run of Georgia futility could continue unless Heisman Trophy-winning ex-Georgia running back Herschel Walker can drag the MAGA banner over the line. The Georgia Senate runoff...

Sky-high Black turnout fueled Warnock's previous win. Will Georgia do it again?

December 05, 2022 at 16:54

Community leaders and political observers say the Black vote has consistently played a pivotal role in high-stakes races for Democrats, including in 2021, when Warnock defeated then-Sen. Kelly Loeffler in a runoff. Black voters likely to cast a ballot are n...

Paul Pelosi attends Kennedy Center Honors in first public appearance since attack

December 05, 2022 at 03:58

CNN —Paul Pelosi, the husband of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, made his first public appearance on Sunday at the Kennedy Center Honors after being brutally attacked in late October. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and husband Paul Pelosi attend the 45th Kennedy Ce...

How Donald Trump is helping Raphael Warnock in Georgia

December 04, 2022 at 16:03

Brian Kemp cruised to reelection, while his preferred Senate candidate, Herschel Walker, was forced into a runoff with Democratic Sen. Raphael Warnock. To understand the Trump impact on Georgia, take a look at the CNN/SSRS poll of the Senate runoff released...

What we know about Georgia voters ahead of Senate runoff

December 03, 2022 at 18:34

Black voters have made up nearly a third of the early electorate so far, while more than a quarter of voters so far are under 50. Georgians had only five mandatory days of early voting this year, compared with three weeks during the last runoff and for last...

Democrats vote to move forward with Biden plan to put South Carolina first on 2024 primary calendar

December 03, 2022 at 00:03

President Joe Biden this week asked DNC leaders to adopt this early state lineup, which strips Iowa of its first-in-the-nation status. The DNC rules panel proposed that the 2024 presidential calendar schedule South Carolina’s primary on February 3, Nevada a...

In pictures: Biden hosts Macron for state dinner

December 02, 2022 at 02:07

US President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden greet French President Emmanuel Macron and his wife, Brigitte Macron, as they arrive for a State Dinner at the White House in Washington, DC, on Thursday, December 1. Produced by CNN Digital's Photo TeamPresi...

Mar-a-Lago documents: Takeaways from the ruling rebuking Donald Trump and the appointment of a special master

December 02, 2022 at 00:58

He was appointed by US District Judge Aileen Cannon, a Trump appointee in Florida who was instructed by the appeals court Thursday to dismiss the case. The 11th Circuit rebuked Cannon for getting involved in the first placeThe appeals court was critical of...

Americans have low expectations for the next Congress, new poll finds

December 01, 2022 at 23:03

CNN —Most Americans don’t expect Washington to accomplish much in the next two years, a new poll finds. At the same time, another new survey finds a broad public consensus in support of some congressional actions – particularly to lower the costs of prescri...

Federal judge orders former top lawyers in Trump's White House to testify in criminal grand jury probe

December 01, 2022 at 22:01

CNN —A federal judge has ordered former top Trump White House lawyers to provide additional grand jury testimony, rejecting former President Donald Trump’s privilege claims in the Justice Department’s criminal investigation of his effort to overturn the 202...

Why Democrats should like the early voting patterns in the Georgia Senate runoff

December 01, 2022 at 21:51

CNN —More than 1 million Georgians have voted early (absentee or in-person) ahead of Tuesday’s Senate runoff election. The compact nature of the early voting period for the runoff makes it difficult to make an apples-to-apples comparison with what occurred...

The Bidens' first state dinner features butter-poached lobster with a side of hospitality

December 01, 2022 at 14:47

Butter-poached Maine lobster and calotte of beef, shallot marmalade, are seen at the White House during a media preview of the state dinner for French President Emmanuel Macron. “These are intricate – and expensive – events,” said one of the people, who has...

House committee receives Trump's federal tax returns from IRS

December 01, 2022 at 02:58

CNN —The House Ways and Means Committee now has six years of Donald Trump’s federal tax returns, ending a yearslong pursuit by Democrats to dig into one of the former president’s most closely guarded personal details. Federal courts had decided the House co...

US considers dramatically expanding training of Ukrainian forces, US officials say

November 30, 2022 at 22:35

Washington CNN —The Biden administration is considering a dramatic expansion in the training the US military provides to Ukrainian forces, including instructing as many as 2,500 Ukrainian soldiers a month at a US base in Germany, according to multiple US of...

What the Oath Keepers sedition verdict means for the Justice Department's investigation of Trump

November 30, 2022 at 21:41

The seditious conspiracy charge has both a scant track record and a loaded political meaning – making it a gamble for the Justice Department to bring in the January 6 investigation. While three other alleged members of the Oath Keepers were acquitted on the...

Oath Keepers leader and associates convicted of multiple charges in seditious conspiracy case

November 30, 2022 at 09:33

Washington, DC CNN —A Washington, DC, jury on Tuesday convicted Oath Keepers leader Stewart Rhodes and associate Kelly Meggs of seditious conspiracy for their role around the January 6, 2021, attack on the US Capitol. By using it against members of the Oath...

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