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Another mass shooting highlights America’s stubborn gun control divide
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Another mass shooting highlights America’s stubborn gun control divide

A version of this story appears in CNN’s What Matters newsletter. To get it in your inbox, sign up for free here. Washington CNN  —  America’s shameful tradition of gun violence reared its ugly ahead again Tuesday evening at a Walmart in Chesapeake, Virginia. At least six people were killed in the store, according to local officials, with four more victims in area hospitals. This follows a shooting at the University of Virginia that left three dead less than two weeks ago, and, even more recently, a shooting at a Colorado Springs LGBTQ nightclub that left five dead. It’s hard not to view each incident as yet another result of America’s polarized gun debate. Many ...
Kamala Harris dives into Asian diplomacy amid questions back home about her political future
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Kamala Harris dives into Asian diplomacy amid questions back home about her political future

Palawan, Philippines CNN  —  Vice President Kamala Harris is sticking close to her script when responding to what Democrats hope will once again be their greatest electoral mobilizer: Donald Trump and his third White House bid. “The president said he intends to run and if he does, I will be running with him,” she told CNN on Tuesday – the first time she’d been asked about Trump’s 2024 candidacy, which he announced last week. She was addressing a gaggle of reporters aboard the Teresa Magbanua, a Philippine Coast Guard vessel stationed at the edge of the South China Sea. Her cautious response at the end of a weeklong gaffe-free trip to Thailand and the Philippines could serve as a reflection of Harris...
George Conway reacts to special counsel appointment
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George Conway reacts to special counsel appointment

George Conway reacts to special counsel appointment George Conway joins CNN's John Berman to discuss the Justice Department's appointment of Jack Smith as special counsel overseeing investigations into former President Donald Trump. Source link
US-Mexico border ‘invasion’ declaration panned as PR stunt
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US-Mexico border ‘invasion’ declaration panned as PR stunt

A version of this story appears in CNN’s What Matters newsletter. To get it in your inbox, sign up here. CNN  —  America’s duct-taped immigration policy, which successive Republican and Democratic administrations and Congresses have all failed to fix in a comprehensive way, is about to be ripped in yet another direction. With CNN projecting Republicans will take control of the House in January, Democrats want to use the last gasp of their House majority to make good on a yearslong effort to give certainty to hundreds of thousands of undocumented immigrants who were brought to the US as children. Some Republicans, meanwhile, are using the language of war and aiming to make the situat...
Why Ted Cruz is lashing out at Mitch McConnell
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Why Ted Cruz is lashing out at Mitch McConnell

CNN  —  Ted Cruz went ham on Mitch McConnell on Monday. “Mitch would rather be leader than have a Republican majority,” Cruz said on his podcast. “If there’s a Republican who can win who’s not going to support Mitch, the truth of the matter is he’d rather the Democrat win.” Which, well, whoa! Cruz has also been part of a small group of Republican senators pushing to delay leadership elections until after the December 6 runoff in Georgia. Asked Tuesday by CNN whether he would back McConnell as Senate GOP leader, he declined to answer. How to explain Cruz’s rhetoric about McConnell? Easy. It’s politics. Cruz has made no secret of his political ambitions. He fin...
Judge dismisses Michael Cohen retaliation lawsuit against Trump
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Judge dismisses Michael Cohen retaliation lawsuit against Trump

CNN  —  A federal judge dismissed Michael Cohen’s retaliation lawsuit against former President Donald Trump and others alleging he was sent back to prison because he was outspokenly critical of the ex-president. District Judge Lewis Liman was empathetic to Cohen’s position but said Supreme Court precedent bars him from allowing the case to move forward. Cohen alleged in his lawsuit that Trump, former Attorney General William Barr and others put him back in jail to prevent him from promoting his upcoming book while under home confinement. Trump’s former personal attorney was serving the remainder of his sentence for lying to Congress and campaign violations at home, due to Covid-19 conc...
US Customs and Border Protection commissioner resigns
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US Customs and Border Protection commissioner resigns

CNN  —  President Joe Biden has accepted the resignation of US Customs and Border Protection Commissioner Christopher Magnus, the White House said Saturday. Biden thanked Magnus for “nearly forty years of service,” according to a statement from White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre, and added that he “wishes him well.” Magnus had been asked to resign by Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas this week, according to two sources familiar with the matter. He submitted his resignation to Biden on Saturday, which is effective immediately. Magnus has been criticized internally for being out of touch with the agency and publicly for the handling of the US-Mexico border. Durin...
How the Georgia Senate runoff will work
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How the Georgia Senate runoff will work

Washington CNN  —  If Georgia voters were hoping to avoid talking politics at Thanksgiving, the state’s tightly contested Senate race has other plans. Neither Democratic Sen. Raphael Warnock nor Republican challenger Herschel Walker surpassed the 50% threshold needed to win the race outright Tuesday evening, CNN projects, forcing a runoff election set for December 6. But what exactly does that mean? And how will the runoff election work? Here’s what you need to know. A runoff is an additional election used to determine the winner of a certain race when neither candidate earns the required threshold for victory – in this case, 50%. In Georgia, runoff...