Category Archives: CNN – Politics

The good, the bad and the Biden on former VP’s first day on the trail

The first day of Joe Biden’s White House bid showed why he could be such a potent threat to Donald Trump — and also to himself. His 2020 debut opened well — with a resonant 6 a.m. video blast that leveraged his strength of character to argue that the current President poses a mortal threat…MORE

‘I spy with my little eye.’ The CIA is officially on Instagram

Big brother is watching. The CIA officially joined Instagram with the handle @CIA on Thursday, expanding its presence on the internet. The agency’s first post was simple, yet cheeky. “I spy with my little eye…,” the caption read. The post challenges its more than 6,000 followers to spot items on the desk that are significant…MORE

Rosenstein unloads on critics, defends handling of Russia investigation

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein defended his handling of the Russia investigation Thursday evening, recalling how he had promised to “do it right” during his Senate confirmation hearing and “take it to the appropriate conclusion,” while taking pointed swipes at what he called “mercenary critics,” politicians and the news media. “It’s not our job to…MORE

Warren and Sanders pounce as Biden enters the race

Joe Biden is in — and the knives are out. Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts welcomed the former vice president to the 2020 Democratic primary on Thursday by reminding voters of their old clashes over the nation’s bankruptcy laws. “I got in that fight because (families) just didn’t have anyone and Joe Biden was on…MORE

Trump’s acting defense secretary called F-35 fighter jet program ‘f—-d up’

Acting Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan told investigators from the Pentagon’s Office of the Inspector General that he called the F-35 fighter jet program “f—-d up,” but made clear that he wasn’t referring to the aircraft itself, which he said was “awesome,” according to a Department of Defense report released Thursday. Shanahan’s comments were detailed…MORE

Fact check: White House vs. the Mueller report, one week out

One week after the redacted Mueller report’s release, here’s a look at claims the administration has made over the report and how they measure up to what the report actually says. No obstruction Ever since Attorney General Bill Barr’s summary of the report was released, President Donald Trump has claimed that the report states there…MORE

Joe Biden’s very odd endorsement strategy

In the hours after Joe Biden made his 2020 presidential bid official Thursday morning, a steady stream of current and former elected officials announced they were endorsing his campaign. There were Sens. Chris Coons and Tom Carper, D-Delaware. And Sen. Bob Casey Jr., D-Pennsylvania. And former Gov. John Lynch, D-New Hampshire. And Sen. Doug Jones,…MORE

Administration sets up plan to identify thousands of separated families

The Trump administration and the plaintiffs in an ongoing family separation class action lawsuit appear to have agreed Thursday on how the government will identify potentially thousands of additional immigrant families US authorities separated at the southern border, setting up a new phase in the case. RELATED: Acting DHS chief: Family separations policy ‘not worth…MORE