Curtain lifts on another historic Supreme Court term in the new normal

This Sunday, Oct. 2, at 8 p.m. ET and PT, CNN will air Fareed Zakaria’s latest special report, “Supreme Power: Inside the Highest Court in the Land.” CNN  —  Chief Justice John Roberts is looking forward to the start of the Supreme Court’s new term on Monday, especially now that the public will be able … Read more

Tudor Dixon seeks a culture war in campaign against Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer

CNN  —  Tudor Dixon, the Republican taking on Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer in November’s midterm election, is turning to tactics that have worked for other Republican winners in competitive governor’s races as she seeks to turn the race into a cultural battle over education, transgender athletes and more. But her clash with a well-funded Democratic … Read more

Trump defends ‘great woman’ Ginni Thomas after Jan. 6 testimony

CNN — Former President Donald Trump praised the “courage and strength” of Ginni Thomas at a rally Saturday, days after the wife of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas met with congressional investigators about her efforts to overturn the results of the 2020 election. In a four-and-a-half hour meeting with investigators on Thursday, Thomas discussed her … Read more

Federal judge rules against Abrams-founded voting rights group in Georgia

CNN — A federal judge ruled against a voting rights group founded by Georgia Democratic gubernatorial nominee Stacey Abrams Friday in a challenge to the state’s voting laws. US District Judge Steve Jones ruled against “Fair Fight Action” on claims over Georgia’s “exact match” voter registration policy, absentee ballot cancellation practices and registration inaccuracies. “Although … Read more

Government shutdown averted as Biden signs funding bill

CNN — The House of Representatives voted on Friday to approve a stopgap bill to fund the government through December 16, warning a shutdown just hours ahead of a midnight deadline when funding was set to expire. President Joe Biden signed the bill Friday afternoon. The Senate passed the measure on a bipartisan basis on … Read more

Trump attorney and adviser testified before Georgia grand jury investigating election interference

CNN — Boris Epshteyn, an attorney and adviser to form President Donald Trump, tested before a Georgia grand jury investigating efforts to overturn the 2020 election, according to two people familiar with the matter. Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis sought Epshteyn’s testimony as part of her probe into efforts by Trump and his allies … Read more

Supreme Court investiture marks another historic first for Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson

CNN — The Supreme Court, a place bound by tradition and formality, will hold one of its most scripted rituals on Friday for a justice whose appointment broke the mold of history. The investiture ceremony for Ketanji Brown Jackson, the first Black woman on the bench, will be marked by pomp from the ages, including … Read more

Mitch McConnell gives big boost to electoral bill in response to January 6 attack

CNN — Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell announced Tuesday he would support legislation that would make it harder to overturn a certified presidential election, an endorsement that will bolster his chances for passage in his chamber and puts him at sharp odds with former President Donald Trump, who has called on GOP senators to sink … Read more

Biden to host French President Macron at White House for first state visit

CNN — President Joe Biden will host his first state visit at the White House for French President Emmanuel Macron on December 1, the White House confirmed, marking the return of a tradition not seen since before the Covid-19 pandemic. “We’d like to announce that President Joe Biden and first lady Dr. Biden will host … Read more

Liz Cheney says she will not remain a Republican if Donald Trump is GOP nominee in 2024

CNN — Wyoming GOP Rep. Liz Cheney said at The Texas Tribune festival Saturday that if former President Donald Trump becomes the Republican Party’s nominee for president in 2024, she will not remain a Republican. “I’m going to make sure Donald Trump, I’m going to do everything I can to make sure he is not … Read more