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When the House Republican Party moves against Liz Cheney this week, it will prove that it prefers to unite behind a lie rather than stay divided over truth.
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy is telling his Republican House colleagues to "anticipate" a vote on Wednesday regarding the current state of the House GOP Conference Chair position, which is expected to end with Liz Cheney being removed from her leadership role over her opposition to former President Donald Trump.
Republican Rep. Adam Kinzinger on Monday came to the defense of soon-to-be-ousted House GOP conference chair Liz Cheney, arguing their party is poised to remove her from the influential post because she has consistently said former President Donald Trump is responsible for the US Capitol insurrection.
House Republicans should "anticipate a vote" on GOP Conference Chair, Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy wrote in a new letter. The vote is expected to end with Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) being ousted over her continued opposition to former President Donald Trump.
CNN's Jamie Gangel discusses the upcoming vote to remove Rep. Liz Cheney from House Republican leadership for calling out President Trump's election lies.
While former President Donald Trump continues to spread falsehoods about the 2020 election, California recall candidate Caitlyn Jenner told CNN's Dana Bash in a new interview that she does not believe the election was "stolen," but argued there needs to be "integrity" in the US election system.
The dismaying events of recent days by the House GOP leadership to purge and cancel Rep. Liz Cheney has shined a bright light on former President Donald Trump's iron grip on the House GOP and its base voters. Loyalty to Trump trumps strict adherence to policy and ideological orthodoxy. In 2017, I had stated this simple fact -- that the GOP litmus test shifted from fidelity to conservative policy principles and ideals to loyalty to the man -- and little has changed since then. What remains so utterly gobsmacking is the GOP's doubling down on Trump loyalty after his two presidential defeats (including in the popular vote), two impeachments, the loss of the House and Senate and an insurrection brought on by his assault on the constitutional order.
The battleground states across the industrial Midwest have functioned as the decisive tipping point of American politics for at least 30 years, especially in presidential elections. But the latest Census Bureau findings on both overall population growth and voter turnout in 2020 signal that the Sun Belt will increasingly rival, and potentially replace, the Rust Belt as the central battlefield in US elections.
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American drivers on the East Coast are filling up aggressively following a ransomware attack that shut down the Colonial Pipeline, a critical artery for gasoline.
The US Food and Drug Administration has extended the authorization of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine to 12- to 15-year-olds, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is expected to recommend the expanded eligibility as early as Wednesday.
At least nine people, including six children, have been killed in a school shooting in the western Russian city of Kazan, according to state media reports, as authorities search the school building for a potential second gunman.
For over three decades, Montana police have been trying to identify the skeletal remains of a woman that were found by a bear hunter in Missoula County. Now, police say, they have identified them as belonging to Janet Lee Lucas, a missing mother from Washington.
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America's job market is in a weird spot: it's still millions of jobs short of where it was before the pandemic, but businesses complain they can't find staff. Opponents of enhanced unemployment benefits during Covid say the government aid is so cushy, the jobless don't want to return to work.
Accused Capitol rioter Anthony Antonio tells CNN's Chris Cuomo what motivated him to attend the Capitol riot on January 6.
A Black employee of the Defense Department should not have been stopped by Virginia state troopers, says a prosecutor who dismissed the four charges against her and wants an investigation into what happened.
California recall candidate Caitlyn Jenner told CNN's Dana Bash that she does not believe the 2020 US presidential election was "stolen," but she does believe there needs to be more "integrity" in the US election system.
David Litt, a former speechwriter for President Obama, was booked on Newsmax to discuss Elon Musk hosting an episode of "Saturday Night Live." Instead, Litt blasted the conservative network for spreading lies about election fraud.
Authorities confirmed that a person found dead at a North Carolina Duke Power substation over the weekend was Tyrell Cohen, brother of Chicago Bears running back Tarik Cohen.
Together, Bill and Melinda Gates were one of the richest and most philanthropic couples in the world. After splitting, they will be two of the wealthiest individuals in the world.
CNN's John Avlon breaks down former President Donald Trump's current approval rating among Republicans.
A man has been charged with felony evading arrest after he escaped from police while housing a Bengal tiger in his yard.
L Brands has officially given up on seeking a buyer for Victoria's Secret and is spinning off the struggling underwear brand to become its own publicly traded company instead.
McDonald's is partnering with the White House to promote vaccination information on its coffee cups as hesitancy grows about taking the potentially life-saving shot.
CNN's Jim Acosta discusses former President Donald Trump's statement about Kentucky Derby winner Medina Spirit with Jim Avlon and Margaret Hoover. The racehorse tested positive for elevated levels of betamethasone, an anti-inflammatory corticosteroid that is allowed in horse racing at a certain level. A postrace test detected 21 picograms per milliliter -- more than double the legal threshold in Kentucky racing.
Medina Spirit, whose victory in the Kentucky Derby has been cast in doubt after a positive drug test, has arrived at the Pimlico race track ahead of Saturday's Preakness Stakes, the second leg of horse racing's Triple Crown.
Follow the peeping. Police used ducklings to lure a mother duck to a Central Park reunion. CNN's Jeanne Moos reports on a "bird emergency."
Tom Cruise has returned his returned his Golden Globe Awards to the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, a source close to the actor told CNN on Monday.
The Golden Globes will not be airing on NBC next year, temporarily ending a decades-long relationship between the network and the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, the nonprofit responsible for the awards.
At times like this, I miss Don Rickles.
Comedian John Mulaney and his wife, Anna Marie Tendler, are divorcing.
A startup based in California says it can help farmers be greener and more profitable by offering what it describes as the world's first fully electric, self-driving tractor.
On a typical week in pre-pandemic times, about 15 people would walk into one of Patrick Whalen's casual elegant restaurants seeking a job in the kitchen.
Today in ultra-billionaire news, Amazon founder Jeff Bezos has purchased a modest 100-foot schooner as he looks forward to a quieter life and hours of reflection on the open seas ... LOL, just kidding.
As Europe plans its gradual reopening to visitors from further afield, the battle lines are being drawn between destinations eager to get the tourist dollars flowing.
The discovery of the ancient remains of nine Neanderthals, a pack of hyenas and several elephants in the Guattari Cave near the Italian resort town of San Felice Circeo has astounded archaeologists, who have long suspected that a considerable population lived in the area.
A 15.81-carat diamond could fetch up to $38 million when it goes on sale in Hong Kong next week.
The balcony of a Malibu residence collapsed with more than a dozen people on it, sending them 15 feet to rocks and splintered wood below. CNN affiliate KCAL reports.
What do stretched supply chains, rising prices and the ransomware attack on the Colonial Pipeline have in common? They all stem from risks that investors should have had on their radar.
Good news for 90s kids who have laundry baskets filled with Barbies in their parents' basements: Mattel wants to recycle your old toys.
Next week, in a milestone moment for electric vehicles, Ford will unveil a fully electric version of the Ford F-150 pickup truck called the F-150 Lightning.
"Saturday Night Live" and billionaire Elon Musk appear to have gotten what they wanted from each other with Musk's appearance as the show's host on Saturday. But the price of this bargain was that "SNL" helped Musk whitewash his horribly irresponsible comments downplaying the risks of Covid-19 and his insensitive remarks about the transgender community.
Like many other GOP-controlled states, Florida has made it even harder to vote, passing a bill to curb access to mail-in voting, implement stricter ID requirements and limit the use of ballot drop-boxes. While signing the bill into law last Thursday, Gov. Ron DeSantis -- barring all Florida press and making the bill signing event a Fox News exclusive -- cooed that this was an achievement for voting "integrity and transparency."
In 2015, the Washington Post reported that Donald Trump's presidential campaign trademarked the term "Trumpublican" for possible use on items like bumper stickers, t-shirts, coffee mugs and even surfboards. The US Patent and Trademark Office now lists the trademark as "dead," but after the past week, some members of the "Party of Lincoln" might be inclined to revive it.
Speaking to the Tennessee House of Representatives on Tuesday, State Representative Justin Lafferty became the latest politician to reveal how little many Americans, including those in positions of power, know about this country's history.
The Biden administration has pledged to pursue "calibrated" diplomacy
In 2013, the Supreme Court struck a devastating blow to voting rights with Shelby County v. Holder. The decision ended key provisions from the Voting Rights Act of 1965, which President Lyndon Johnson and the Democratic Congress pushed to become law after the bloody attacks on civil rights protesters in Selma, Alabama.