Swing-state Democrats turn on Biden over Title 42 border decision

That criticism expanded this week into governor’s races in two Southwestern swing states, Arizona and Nevada. Katie Hobbs, the Arizona secretary of state and front-runner for the Democratic nomination for governor, urged Biden to reverse his “rash decision” and said lifting Title 42 “without a clear plan to secure our border would be a disaster.” … Read more

Takeaways from Friday’s January 6-focused hearing on the bid to disqualify Marjorie Taylor Greene

The activists challenging her congressional candidacy argued that her statements made her a participant of an insurrection, and thus, disqualify her from future government service. They tried to connect Greene to the plans to violently interrupt Congress’ electoral vote count and to those who orchestrated the attack. But Greene denied knowledge of any scheme to … Read more

Aid groups helping Ukraine face both cyber and physical threats

The phishing messages were “on a scale we had never experienced” and came as staff members spent late nights documenting the war’s destruction, Christina Wille, the director of Insecurity Insight, told CNN. She suspects it was an (unsuccessful) attempt to deter her team from reporting on Russia’s war in Ukraine. It’s just one example of … Read more

Ex-White House official close to Meadows says he was warned January 6 could turn violent

The House has tried to combat Meadows’ refusal to testify in the Capitol Hill investigation. To do that, the House on Friday highlighted statements that hadn’t been previously disclosed from witnesses, such as from Cassidy Hutchinson, the ex-official. The House’s court filing Friday night comes in a case where Meadows has sued to block congressional … Read more

Trump-endorsed gubernatorial candidate sues state senator who accuses him of groping

Charles Herbster filed the suit Friday against GOP state Sen. Julie Slama. Slama was quoted in an article in the Nebraska Examiner saying that Herbster had reached up her skirt during a Republican fundraising dinner in 2019. She later issued a statement saying, “Today’s Nebraska Examiner report about Charles Herbster sexually assaulting me in 2019, … Read more

DeSantis signs raft of bills cheered by Republicans: targeting Disney, approving new congressional map and restricting how schools teach racism

The bills targeting Disney were passed by the state’s Republican-controlled legislature this week in a special session, taking aim at the company’s self-governing status around its Orlando-area theme parks and ending an exemption to state law regarding Big Tech censorship. The bill restricting how schools and businesses can talk about race and gender was passed … Read more

Person sets self on fire at Supreme Court plaza

Supreme Court Police, US Capitol Police and the DC Metropolitan Police Department responded to the incident, which happened at about 6:30 p.m. ET. The individual was airlifted to a local hospital after a medical helicopter landed on the plaza, and no one else was injured, according to the Supreme Court spokesperson. “The area remains closed … Read more

Analysis: Why it matters that Kevin McCarthy lied

On Thursday night, the two New York Times reporters and authors of the forthcoming book “This Will Not Pass” — Alex Burns and Jonathan Martin — provided audio of McCarthy saying, well, exactly what they had reported him saying about Trump and resignation. And, scene. McCarthy hasn’t said anything publicly yet. But CNN’s Melanie Zanona … Read more

Marjorie Taylor Greene confronted over old social media posts advocating violence against Democrats in court testimony

At the hearing, Greene initially denied she had called House Speaker Nancy Pelosi “a traitor to our country,” as CNN’s KFile reported. “No, I haven’t said that,” the congresswoman said. Greene eventually admitted to having said that about Pelosi as the attorney questioning the congresswoman put up the exhibit with her remarks. “Oh, no. Wait. … Read more

At least 2 shot in ‘active threat’ situation in Washington, DC

Police are still looking for an armed suspect, a Washington, DC, Metropolitan Police Department source with knowledge of the situation tells CNN. Two men and one girl were injured, MPD said. Authorities publicly confirmed two people were shot, and it was not immediately clear if the third victim was shot as well. Police are conducting … Read more