Category Archives: CNN – Politics

Who’s up and who’s down in the 2020 Democratic primary? Basically no one.

First things first: The theme song of the week is the closing credits from Family Ties. Poll of the week: A new national Monmouth University poll of potential Democratic primary voters finds former vice president Joe Biden leading with 33%, Bernie Sanders at 15%, Kamala Harris at 11%, Elizabeth Warren at 10%, Pete Buttigieg at…MORE

Oscar winner calls Trump the greatest president since Lincoln

Oscar-winning actor Jon Voight has posted a pair of videos to Twitter in which he affirms his long-held support for President Donald Trump and calls him “the greatest president since Abraham Lincoln.” The star of “Midnight Cowboy” and “Transformers” addresses his remarks to “the people of the Republican Party,” saying in the two-part video that…MORE

Trump arrives in Japan eager for flattery and pomp

President Donald Trump arrived in Japan on Saturday eager for a visit salted with flattery and pomp — particularly as he escapes a hostile political environment back home. The President and first lady Melania Trump landed in Tokyo ahead of a largely ceremonial visit to recognize the country’s new emperor. Air Force One touched down…MORE

Washington Post: Giuliani recently met with former Ukrainian diplomat

President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani met last week with a former Ukrainian diplomat who has previously “made unproven claims that the Democratic National Committee worked with the Kiev government in 2016 to dig up incriminating information” about former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort, The Washington Post reported Friday. Giuliani has recently been working…MORE

CBP identifies 10-year-old girl who died in US custody in September

A 10-year-old Salvadoran girl who died in Department of Health and Human Services custody last September was identified Friday by a US Customs and Border Protection official as Darlyn Cristabel Cordova-Valle. On Thursday, HHS spokesman Mark Weber had announced the girl’s death but did not provide her name. After she was apprehended nine miles west…MORE

Washington Post: Two prosecutors connected to Assange case argued against espionage charges

Two federal prosecutors connected to the Justice Department’s case against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange disagreed with the department’s decision to pursue espionage charges against Assange, arguing that the charges “posed serious risks for First Amendment protections,” The Washington Post reported Friday. Citing people familiar with the matter, the Post said James Trump, “one of the…MORE

Farewell, infrastructure week

We’ll never forget you, infrastructure week. The in-joke among political observers came back to bite this week, as President Donald Trump was scheduled to meet with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and other top Democrats for a second round of talks about how to rebuild the nation’s infrastructure. Never mind that infrastructure…MORE