Category Archives: CNN – Politics

HHS spokesman Michael Caputo diagnosed with cancer

Michael Caputo, the top spokesman at the Department of Health and Human Services who recently began a two-month medical leave, has been diagnosed with a metastatic head and neck cancer, a spokesman for the Caputo family said Thursday. After undergoing surgery last week at the National Cancer Institute in Bethesda, Maryland, doctors diagnosed Caputo with…MORE

DeJoy: Trump ‘incorrect’ that USPS isn’t equipped to handle mail-in voting

DeJoy: Trump ‘incorrect’ that USPS isn’t equipped to handle mail-in voting

Postmaster General Louis DeJoy said Thursday that President Donald Trump “is incorrect” when he says the United States Postal Service isn’t equipped to handle the surge in mail-in voting due to the coronavirus pandemic. Trump has repeatedly railed against mail-in voting, falsely claiming that it will lead to widespread voter fraud while also encouraging his…MORE

No ‘coordinated national voter fraud effort’ in past elections, FBI director says

FBI Director Christopher Wray said Thursday that there hasn’t been a coordinated national voter fraud effort in past elections, regardless of the method of voting. “Now, we have not seen, historically, any kind of coordinated national voter fraud effort in a major election, whether it’s by mail or otherwise,” he said before a Senate panel…MORE

Obama urges voters to focus on down-ballot races to combat gerrymandering

Obama urges voters to focus on down-ballot races to combat gerrymandering

Former President Barack Obama urged voters to focus on down-ballot races in new remarks published Thursday, arguing that while the presidential race gets the most attention, it is down-ballot races that could have the greatest impact on politically-motivated gerrymandering. The video represents the latest attempt by top Democrats to focus attention on down-ballot races, like…MORE

Coronavirus continues to top what Americans hear about Trump

Coronavirus continues to top what Americans hear about Trump

As the country approached 200,000 deaths from the coronavirus, the ongoing pandemic remained top of mind when Americans were asked what they read, heard or saw about the presidential candidates. The virus continued to top the list of words mentioned about President Donald Trump — as it has for all but two of the 12…MORE

GOP downplays Trump’s refusal to commit to peaceful transition of power: ‘The President says crazy stuff’

GOP downplays Trump’s refusal to commit to peaceful transition of power: ‘The President says crazy stuff’

President Donald Trump’s stunning refusal to commit to a peaceful transition of power was mostly dismissed by Republicans on Capitol Hill, with many downplaying the remarks as merely rhetoric and others deflecting questions about a comment that Democrats fear could threaten a fundamental principle of American democracy. “The President says crazy stuff. We’ve always had…MORE

Here’s what happens when you text Obama on the phone number he shared

Here’s what happens when you text Obama on the phone number he shared

This week, former President Barack Obama shared something quite personal with millions of his social media followers. It was a number– a phone number to be exact — with a simple message from the former President: text me. Before we get to what happens when you do, let’s talk about why he did that. Here’s…MORE

Trump booed as he pays respects to Ginsburg at court

Trump booed as he pays respects to Ginsburg at court

Emerging at the top of the Supreme Court steps on Thursday, President Donald Trump heard something he doesn’t often hear — at least directed toward him: booing. “Vote him out,” crowds began chanting when Trump appeared before the flag-draped coffin containing the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who died last week after a long bout…MORE

New York Times: Prosecutor tapped by Barr to investigate Russia probe is now looking into Clinton Foundation

New York Times: Prosecutor tapped by Barr to investigate Russia probe is now looking into Clinton Foundation

John Durham, the federal prosecutor reviewing the FBI’s Russia investigation for Attorney General William Barr, has sought information about the bureau’s handling of the Clinton Foundation investigation, according to a report from The New York Times. Citing people familiar with the matter, the Times reported Thursday that Durham has pursued documents and interviews about how…MORE

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