Category Archives: CNN – Politics

Bernie Sanders just gave the best answer on impeachment

Bernie Sanders didn’t build his political career on pragmatism. But on Monday night at a CNN-sponsored town hall, he showed that his presidential candidacy will be about more than simply tilting at windmills — delivering a practical (and nuanced) response to whether his party should push to impeach President Donald Trump in the wake of…MORE

Sanders urges Senate to override veto on Yemen War Powers Resolution

Sen. Bernie Sanders is urging his Senate colleagues to override President Donald Trump’s veto of a congressional resolution last week that would have sought to end US involvement in the Saudi-led war in Yemen. “I am writing to ask for your support for over-riding that veto,” Sanders, a Vermont independent, wrote Monday in a letter…MORE

IRS faces a second deadline to release Trump tax returns to Democrats

The Trump administration faces another deadline Tuesday to hand over six years of President Donald Trump’s personal and business tax returns. House Ways and Means Chairman Richard Neal gave the IRS until 5 p.m. to respond to the request, appealing directly to the tax agency after Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin — who oversees the IRS…MORE

Supreme Court will hear arguments over census citizenship question

The Supreme Court wades into a bitter controversy on Tuesday over whether the Trump administration can ask all recipients a citizenship question on the 2020 census for the first time since 1950. The justices will hear the administration’s claims that the question is necessary to better comply with federal voting rights law, versus arguments by…MORE

Bitter Trump hopes to flip Mueller’s findings into campaign fodder

Still consumed by Robert Mueller’s investigation and upset with the aides who cooperated with it, President Donald Trump hopes to use the unflattering findings to jolt Republicans ahead of a heated political season, according to officials and others close to him. It’s a loose strategy that has left some advisers dismayed the probe’s conclusion isn’t…MORE

Trump to make first state visit to UK in June

US President Donald Trump will make his first state visit to the United Kingdom in June, Buckingham Palace said Tuesday, more than two years after an invitation was first extended. The visit will take place from June 3 to June 5, and will involve the full trappings of a state occasion. Confirmation of the visit…MORE

Democrats offer divergent takes on impeachment and other top takeaways from CNN’s town halls

In five back-to-back town halls hosted by CNN in New Hampshire on Monday, Democratic presidential contenders broke with each other on whether President Donald Trump should be impeached. Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren forcefully argued that Trump’s actions uncovered by special counsel Robert Mueller merit impeachment. California Sen. Kamala Harris and South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg…MORE

Democrats may be outsmarting themselves on impeachment

History can be a wise teacher, but it’s also crucial to take the right lessons. Confronted with a should-they-or-shouldn’t-they proposal on impeachment, Democrats worry that if they fail to learn history’s lessons, they are doomed to repeat them. As they held a conference call to consider the Mueller report on Monday, party leaders in the…MORE

Pete Buttigieg: ‘God doesn’t have a political party’

Pete Buttigieg opened up about his faith Monday night, expressing confidence that he will be able to unite many different groups of people because “God does not have a political party.” During a CNN town hall in New Hampshire Monday, the South Bend, Indiana, mayor was asked how he planned to unite conservatives, moderates and…MORE