Biden confirms his top economic aide is leaving the White House

Biden confirms his top economic aide is leaving the White House

CNN — President Joe Biden announced on Thursday that his National Economic Council Director Brian Deese plans to step down from office, a long-awaited confirmation of an expected departure. Biden’s statement offered no details on a successor or when Deese would leave, but praised the work of his top economist during a tough time for … Read more

FBI finds no classified documents in Biden’s Delaware vacation home

FBI finds no classified documents in Biden’s Delaware vacation home

CNN — The FBI conducted a search of President Joe Biden’s home in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, on Wednesday and found no documents bearing classified marks, according to Biden’s personal attorney. Bob Bauer, Biden’s attorney, said the FBI took handwritten notes and some documents with them for further examination. The search lasted three and a half … Read more

Report: Man accused of kidnapping and torturing Oregon woman dies of self-inflicted gunshot wound following clash with police

Report: Man accused of kidnapping and torturing Oregon woman dies of self-inflicted gunshot wound following clash with police

CNN — A week after authorities discovered a woman bound and beaten in a southwestern Oregon home, the kidnapping suspect died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound, reports a CNN affiliate . Benjamin Obadiah Foster, 36, died in a hospital after an hour-long standoff with law enforcement Tuesday night in Grants Pass, Oregon, CNN affiliate KTVL … Read more

Minnesota Governor signs bill codifying ‘fundamental right’ to abortion into law

Minnesota Governor signs bill codifying ‘fundamental right’ to abortion into law

CNN — Minnesota Democratic Governor Tim Walz signed a bill on Tuesday that enshrines the “fundamental right” to access abortion in the state. Abortion is already legal in Minnesota, but following the U.S. Supreme Court’s overturning of Roe v. Wade, the Protect Reproductive Options Act goes even further by emphasizing that each person has the … Read more

Trump struggles to raise funds in first weeks of campaign

Trump struggles to raise funds in first weeks of campaign

CNN — Former President Donald Trump’s political operation has grossed $9.5 million in the roughly six weeks since he announced his latest White House run, according to a source familiar with fundraising figures . The loot is less than the nearly $11.8 million raised by Trump entities in the six weeks leading up to the … Read more

GOP leaders work to block votes to remove Omar from Foreign Affairs Committee

GOP leaders work to block votes to remove Omar from Foreign Affairs Committee

CNN — House Republican leaders worked to lock in votes to remove Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota from the Foreign Affairs Committee after several members of their conference reported resistance to the move. One of those Republicans, Representative Victoria Spartz of Indiana, announced on Tuesday that she was now prepared to support a resolution … Read more

Kari Lake: Top Arizona election official calls for investigation into Lake for potential campaign violation

Kari Lake: Top Arizona election official calls for investigation into Lake for potential campaign violation

CNN — Arizona’s top election official has asked the state’s attorney general to investigate Republican Kari Lake, who lost her 2022 gubernatorial bid, for potentially violating state law in posting voter signatures on his Twitter account. The request from Arizona Secretary of State Adrian Fontes, a Democrat elected to the post last November, comes after … Read more

Donald Trump sues Bob Woodward for posting audio of their interviews

Trump struggles to raise funds in first weeks of campaign

New York CNN — Former President Donald Trump has sued journalist Bob Woodward for copyright infringement, claiming that Woodward published the audio of their interviews without Trump’s consent. The former president has a long history of lawsuits that are eventually dismissed by the courts. Woodward conducted several interviews with Trump for “Rage,” the author’s second … Read more

New Mexico grand jury indicts failed GOP candidate accused of shooting homes of Democratic officials

New Mexico grand jury indicts failed GOP candidate accused of shooting homes of Democratic officials

CNN — The failed GOP candidate accused of shooting at the homes of Democratic officials in Alburquerque, New Mexico, was indicted by a grand jury on 14 counts of shooting and firearms, the Bernalillo County District Attorney’s Office in a statement. Solomon Peña is currently in jail awaiting trial after being charged with hiring and … Read more

Tire Nichols police beating to death sparked outrage across the country, fueling protests and calls for reform

Tire Nichols police beating to death sparked outrage across the country, fueling protests and calls for reform

Editor’s note: This article contains graphic videos and descriptions of the violence. CNN — As protesters gathered in US cities over the weekend after the Memphis police beating that led to the death of 29-year-old Tire Nichols, officials said the investigation into the incident would continue amid questions about the possibility of additional charges. The … Read more