Category Archives: CNN – Politics

Democrats court black voters at South Carolina forum

Four Democratic presidential candidates pitched wholesale changes to the federal government’s approach to African-Americans on Saturday, using a forum here in South Carolina to woo the state’s crucially important electorate. New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker, Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren, South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg and former Texas Rep. Beto O’Rourke all discussed their plans…MORE

New York Times: US ramping up cyber attacks on Russia

The US is escalating cyber attacks on Russia’s electric power grid and has placed potentially crippling malware inside the Russian system, The New York Times reported Saturday. The placement of the malware that deep within the Russian grid had never previously been attempted, the Times reports, and is intended partly as a warning and also…MORE

Collins to oppose Trump judicial nominee over record opposing LGBTQ rights

GOP Sen. Susan Collins says she will oppose the nomination of one of President Donald Trump’s picks to fill a federal judicial vacancy over his record on LGBTQ and reproductive rights. Trump nominated Matthew Kacsmaryk to be a district judge for the Northern District of Texas in September 2017. A vote to break a filibuster…MORE

DOJ audit reveals FBI lost track of dozens of foreign nationals

The FBI lost track of dozens of foreign nationals it sponsored for entry into the United States to assist with investigations, the Justice Department’s internal watchdog found. The revelation stems from an audit by the DOJ Office of Inspector General into the department’s use of immigration tools that allow law enforcement to sponsor non-US citizens…MORE

Trump targets Biden’s shifting stances

President Donald Trump again took aim at Joe Biden — this time targeting Biden’s updated views, most recently on abortion — to round out a week of insults between the two. Trump slammed Biden in a newly released interview clip, calling the former vice president and 2020 Democratic presidential candidate “a weak guy” who has…MORE

What’s the matter with moving these federal workers to Kansas City?

Who’s in and who’s out of the Beltway? Amazon is moving into the Washington region, frustrating locals, and parts of the federal government are moving out, frustrating displaced employees. That’s one broader takeaway from the past few years as the massive online retailer of everything announced plans to spend billions and take massive tax breaks…MORE

To beat Biden, his rivals must win in Iowa and New Hampshire

First things first: The theme song of the week is the closing theme from Knots Landing. Poll of the week: A new Monmouth University Nevada Democratic caucuses poll finds that former Vice President Joe Biden leads with 36%. He was followed by Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren at 19%, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders at 13%, South…MORE

Trump erases line between political events and official business

To one crowd, Vice President Joe Biden was a “low-IQ individual.” To another, President Donald Trump wondered aloud whether his front-running rival could ever inspire high esteem: “People don’t respect him,” Trump scoffed, “even the people that he’s running against.” To a third, he widened his sights: Sen. Bernie Sanders was “crazy,” Sen. Elizabeth Warren…MORE