Kentucky, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Idaho and Oregon primaries

May 17, 2022 at 12:17

Kathy Barnette takes part in a forum in Newtown, Pennsylvania, on May 11. (Matt Rourke/AP)Republicans are watching conservative candidate Kathy Barnette's sudden rise in their party's upcoming Pennsylvania US Senate primary with a mix of unease, wonder and...

7 things to watch in Pennsylvania, North Carolina and other primaries Tuesday

May 17, 2022 at 10:00

Five states are holding primaries Tuesday -- Idaho, Kentucky, North Carolina, Pennsylvania and Oregon -- marking the most jam-packed date on the 2022 midterm calendar yet. Democrats in Pennsylvania face turmoil, as well: the party's leading Senate candidate...

Pennsylvania primaries encapsulate America's choice in the 2022 midterms

May 17, 2022 at 09:56

Fetterman was campaigning ahead of Tuesday's Pennsylvania primaries in gritty York, where America's founders celebrated the first Thanksgiving. The city nestles in the vast rural heartland between liberal Philadelphia and Pittsburgh known by the nickname Pe...

Trump could be facing an endorsement waterloo this week

May 15, 2022 at 17:37

But this week may turn that blemish into a downright blotch, as Trump's magic endorsement hand faces its toughest challenges so far. More Trump-endorsed candidates may lose this weekThe highest-profile race of the week by far is Pennsylvania's Republican US...

Surging GOP candidate Kathy Barnette has long history of bigoted statements against gays and Muslims

May 13, 2022 at 09:43

(CNN) Surging Pennsylvania GOP Senate candidate Kathy Barnette has a history of anti-Muslim and anti-gay statements. In many tweets, Barnette also spread the false conspiracy theory that former President Barack Obama is a Muslim. In one speech uploaded to Y...

White House struggles for answers on infant formula shortage

May 12, 2022 at 21:35

(CNN) The White House is struggling to answer questions about a baby formula shortage in the United States as the scope of the crisis becomes clearer and store shelves remain bare. American stores have had a hard time keeping baby formula in stock for month...

Leading anti-abortion groups urge state lawmakers not to pass bills criminalizing women for abortions

May 12, 2022 at 18:32

Washington (CNN) Some of the largest anti-abortion organizations in the US are urging state lawmakers to reject legislation that would criminalize women for having abortions , saying "turning women who have abortions into criminals is not the way." "We stat...

Key vote to protect access to abortion fails in the Senate

May 11, 2022 at 20:44

(CNN) A key vote on the Women's Health Protection Act, a Democrat-led bill aimed at preserving access to abortion nationwide, failed in the Senate on Wednesday. But the outcome of the vote nevertheless underscores how Democrats are severely limited in what...

4 takeaways from the Nebraska and West Virginia primaries

May 11, 2022 at 14:27

(CNN) Tuesday's Republican primaries in Nebraska and West Virginia were a test with mixed results for former President Donald Trump 's endorsement power. Trump suffered his first big loss of 2022 in Nebraska , where his chosen candidate for governor in the...

Here's who could benefit if Biden cancels $10,000 in student loan debt per borrower

May 11, 2022 at 11:01

Washington (CNN) President Joe Biden is taking a "hard look" at canceling some federal student loan debt, but even a broad forgiveness plan may leave out some of the 43 million borrowers. Biden has indicated that if he does take action to provide more stude...

Multiple fake electors cooperating in Georgia criminal probe of Trump's efforts to overturn 2020 election

May 10, 2022 at 22:00

(CNN) Prosecutors in Georgia investigating former President Donald Trump's efforts to overturn the 2020 election have interviewed several individuals who served as fake GOP electors from the state, according to two sources familiar with the ongoing criminal...

How to watch the West Virginia and Nebraska primaries

May 10, 2022 at 18:23

(CNN) It's Election Day in West Virginia and Nebraska, where key primary races of the 2022 election cycle are taking place. The races, which will test former President Donald Trump's influence over the Republican Party, include this year's first US House me...

Senate Republicans aghast at Perdue's false election claims in Georgia governor race

May 10, 2022 at 12:38

(Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)CNN —It’s a refrain that former Sen. David Perdue has made a centerpiece of his campaign for governor in Georgia. “The election in 2020 was rigged and stolen,” Perdue asserted at a recent debate. Perdue’s former Senate GO...

5 things to watch tonight

May 10, 2022 at 10:00

(CNN) Another primary day, another test of the force of former President Donald Trump 's grip on the Republican Party. On Tuesday, a proxy battle over the governor's office in Nebraska will be decided between a candidate backed by the state's top Republican...

Senators quickly pass bill to expand security for families of Supreme Court justices

May 10, 2022 at 03:07

CNN —Members of the US Senate passed a bipartisan bill Monday that would expand security protection to the immediate family members of Supreme Court justices, following recent protests at some justices’ homes. The Supreme Court Police Parity Act was approve...

Oath Keepers sharing with January 6 investigators their efforts to find election fraud, communications with Trump allies

May 09, 2022 at 16:04

Rioters broke windows and breached the Capitol building in an attempt to overthrow the results of the 2020 election. Kellye SoRelle, a lawyer working with the Oath Keepers, told CNN that she has met with the FBI several times and handed over phones. She doe...

US announces sanctions against Kremlin-controlled media companies and bans Russia from using some American consulting services

May 08, 2022 at 18:59

Washington (CNN) The US announced a slate of new sanctions against Russia on Sunday, cutting off Kremlin-controlled media outlets from American advertisers and prohibiting the country from using US-provided management and accounting consulting services, acc...

First lady Jill Biden makes unannounced trip to Ukraine

May 08, 2022 at 15:03

Uzhhorod, Ukraine (CNN) First lady Jill Biden spent part of Mother's Day making an unannounced trip to Uzhhorod, Ukraine, a small city in the far southwestern corner of Ukraine, a country that for the last 10 weeks has been under invasion by Russia. At a co...

Trump's trade war looms over soybean farmers 4 years later

May 08, 2022 at 12:02

President Joe Biden has chosen to leave US tariffs imposed by his predecessor in 2018 in place on $350 billion in Chinese goods. In turn, Beijing has left its retaliatory tariffs on some agricultural products, including soybeans, and some American-made good...

A feeling of economic doom is going around. And there isn't much we can do other than sit back and watch

May 06, 2022 at 13:56

The Fed's rate hike of half a percentage point is large, which helped push stocks lower Thursday. But the federal funds target rate, which now stands at 1%, is still historically low and hasn't been above 5% since before the Great Recession. 3% by the end o...