Category Archives: CNN – Politics

Tuesday’s Democratic debate could be make or break for these four candidates

Tuesday’s Democratic debate could be make or break for these four candidates

Tuesday night’s CNN/The New York Times debate stage will feature a record 12 candidates. It could be the last debate appearance for up to 33% of them. Former Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julián Castro, Hawaii Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar and former Texas Rep. Beto O’Rourke are all in deep danger of…MORE

Fact checking Trump’s claim that Kurds are releasing ISIS prisoners on purpose

Fact checking Trump’s claim that Kurds are releasing ISIS prisoners on purpose

In defending his decision to remove US troops from northern Syria, President Donald Trump echoed talking points from Turkish officials, suggesting that Kurdish forces might be purposely allowing ISIS detainees to escape camps and prisons. “Kurds may be releasing some to get us involved,” Trump tweeted Monday morning. Facts First: Contrary to Trump’s allegation, US…MORE

Trump and Congress spar over sanctioning Turkey

Trump and Congress spar over sanctioning Turkey

Facing scathing criticism from Republican lawmakers and members of his own military, President Donald Trump on Monday signaled he was close to applying harsh new sanctions on Turkey following its incursion into northern Syria. But even as he was preparing the economic punishment, a bipartisan group on Capitol Hill was finalizing their own sanctions, threatening…MORE

Fact check: Trump tries to rewrite reality on his Ukraine controversy

Fact check: Trump tries to rewrite reality on his Ukraine controversy

President Donald Trump is making a brazen attempt to rewrite the reality of his dealings with Ukraine. He has said at least 18 times over the last 15 days that the whistleblower who lodged a highly accurate complaint about his phone call with Ukraine’s President had been highly inaccurate. And over the weekend, he pushed…MORE

Lawyer: Giuliani associate ‘being cooperative’ with House impeachment probe

Lawyer: Giuliani associate ‘being cooperative’ with House impeachment probe

The House Intelligence Committee and one of Rudy Giuliani’s associates have reached “an understanding” for now to avoid a closed-door deposition over any knowledge he may have of Giuliani’s efforts to push the Ukrainian government to open an investigation into former Vice President Joe Biden, according to the associate’s attorney. The committee had scheduled a…MORE

Fiona Hill was Trump’s top Russia adviser. Now she’s testifying on the Ukraine scandal

Fiona Hill was Trump’s top Russia adviser. Now she’s testifying on the Ukraine scandal

Fiona Hill, President Donald Trump’s former top Russia adviser, is testifying Monday before House committees investigating Trump’s communications with Ukraine, where she will be asked to provide information related to her former boss’ conduct. Hill, who was subpoenaed by the House Intelligence, Foreign Affairs and Oversight committees for closed door depositions, is among the handful…MORE

Joe Biden takes on Trump administration with plan to ‘restore’ government ethics

Joe Biden takes on Trump administration with plan to ‘restore’ government ethics

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden unveiled a plan Monday for how his administration would prioritize ethics should he be elected president in 2020, pledging to “ensure that no future president can ever again abuse the office for personal gain.” In a rebuke of the Trump administration, Biden pledges to “restore” ethics in government, “rein in…MORE

Bernie Sanders wants to give workers an ownership stakes in big companies

Bernie Sanders wants to give workers an ownership stakes in big companies

Sen. Bernie Sanders on Monday introduced a series of proposals designed to radically realign the balance of power in the American economy. The Vermont independent’s agenda would guarantee workers eventually take control, through the issuance of new stock, of 20% stakes in the country’s largest companies, while mandating that employees elect 45% of corporate boards…MORE

Republicans can’t hide as new week of impeachment drama consumes Washington

Republicans can’t hide as new week of impeachment drama consumes Washington

Republican lawmakers will face fraught questions most have tried to dodge over President Donald Trump’s fight against impeachment as they return to Washington for a week pulsating with political drama. First up on Monday, Trump’s former top National Security Council Russia specialist Fiona Hill is expected to give a deposition to House committees — and…MORE

ENTERTAINMENT

Brie Larson’s reaction to witnessing a proposal is so pure

Brie Larson’s reaction to witnessing a proposal is so pure

Brie Larson’s reaction to watching a couple get engaged over the weekend at ACE Comic Con was nothing short of super. The “Captain Marvel” star was in Chicago over the weekend for a comic book convention that brought together alums of the Marvel Cinematic Universe for a series of panels and meet-and-greets with fans. During…

Lauren Daigle’s the crossover artist leading the 50th GMA Dove Awards

Lauren Daigle’s the crossover artist leading the 50th GMA Dove Awards

Lauren Daigle’s song “You Say” has topped both the Christian and adult contemporary music charts and now she is leading this year’s Dove Awards. Daigle has six nominations, including artist of the year, heading into Tuesday’s Gospel Music Association Dove Awards. For King & Country and Kirk Franklin follow with five nominations each, while Phil…

‘Bourne’ again: ‘Treadstone’ moves thriller legacy into TV

‘Bourne’ again: ‘Treadstone’ moves thriller legacy into TV

The Jason Bourne movies brought stylized violence to Robert Ludlum’s nearly-40-year-old literary thrillers, with Matt Damon as the killing machine who turns on his handlers. The mythology of those films provides a sturdy if somewhat messy foundation for “Treadstone,” a USA series that also emphasizes action, while slowly teasing out a case about sleeper agents…