Category Archives: CNN – Politics

Trump relies on campaign nostalgia — and Hillary bashing — to launch 2020 bid

President Donald Trump revived the greatest political show on Earth on Tuesday night. Swimming in nostalgia, Trump played all the old hits. He bashed Hillary Clinton, jabbed the “fake news,” invoked fear over immigrants and marveled at the glory over his shock election win. He partied like it was 2016. Holding forth from the pounding…MORE

Buttigieg, amid a trying week, changes police department policy on body cameras

Mayor Pete Buttigieg directed his police chief on Tuesday to order all South Bend, Indiana, police officers to turn their body cameras on when interacting with civilians on duty, making the decision after a tumultuous week where the presidential candidate was pulled from the campaign trail after an officer-involved shooting left one man dead. The…MORE

Fact-checking AOC on Amazon’s ‘starvation wages’

During an interview with ABC News, New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez dodged the question of whether Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos would still be a billionaire under her political prescriptions. Instead she attacked how Amazon treats its employees, claiming the e-commerce giant’s practices of paying “starvation wages and stripping them of their ability to access health…MORE

About that Florida poll that shows Biden crushing Trump …

Just as Donald Trump prepared to jet to Orlando to formally kick off his bid for a second term in 2020, a new Quinnipiac University poll was released that showed the President trailing former Vice President Joe Biden in the Sunshine State by 9 percentage points. Which is a big headline! After all, Trump isn’t choosing…MORE

Cuccinelli email to asylum officers sparks anger, push back

New acting Director of US Citizenship and Immigration Services Ken Cuccinelli has sent an email to asylum officers that is being met with consternation and criticism. In the email, according to a source who received it, Cuccinelli appeared to press officers interviewing asylum seekers to be skeptical of claims of credible fear of returning home,…MORE

Four women who allege Indiana attorney general groped them file lawsuit

Four women who allege Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill groped them in March 2018 filed a lawsuit Tuesday against Hill and the state of Indiana. Niki DaSilva, Samantha Lozano, Gabrielle McLemore, and Mara Candelaria Reardon are seeking money damages for claims related to unlawful sexual harassment, employment discrimination, retaliation and other claims, one of the…MORE

Senators reach a deal on emergency border funding

The top two appropriators in the US Senate have reached an agreement on a $4.6 billion funding package to address the influx of migrants at the southern border that has been deemed a “humanitarian crisis,” according to three people familiar with the deal. The agreement between Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Richard Shelby, an Alabama Republican,…MORE

Trump doesn’t apologize for his Central Park Five ads

President Donald Trump responded to a question about the Central Park Five during his appearance before reporters on Tuesday, once again declining to apologize for his actions following the incident. When asked by a reporter if he would apologize for his actions surrounding the case — he took out full-page newspaper ads calling for the…MORE

Joe Biden stops by Stonewall Inn to commemorate 50th anniversary of riots

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden and his wife, Jill Biden, stopped by New York City’s Stonewall Inn on Tuesday in recognition of the 50th anniversary of the riots that helped catapult the modern gay rights movement. The former vice president has been vocal in his support of the LGBTQ community on the campaign trail. “Stopped…MORE