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Video raises questions about Kavanaugh's views

In 1998 video unearthed and reviewed by CNN, Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh raised concerns about indicting a sitting president, implying that Congress is the only institution that should be allowed to investigate the conduct of a president.

Kavanaugh said Congress should investigate a president, raising questions about his views on Mueller

President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh has raised concerns about indicting a sitting presiden...

1 House Republican's chilling warning on Trump and Russia

In a New York Times op-ed - headlined "...

Moscow 'open' to Putin visiting Trump in Washington, Russian envoy says

The Russian ambassador to the United States said on Friday that Moscow was "open" to a follow-up summit between Russi...

WaPo: Trump team thinks Coats embarrassed him

Trump's team has expressed outrage over Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats' shocked reaction to news that Russian President Vladimir Putin is in talks with the White House for a visit to Washington, according to The Washington Post.

There are absolutely two Americas. Sometimes in the same state.

A tale of two Virginia districts explains why the geographic, demographic and cultural chasm between the parties in t...

Trump's advocate in Congress reflects on last day in the White House

Friday is the last day for President Donald Trump's legislative director Marc Short, ending a whirlwind tenure of a t...

2018 could leave us more divided than ever

CNN political analyst Ron Brownstein explains why the 2018 midterms will likely leave America more divided, and more polarized, than ever.

Pompeo: Russia 'will try to undermine Western democracy' in 2018, 2020

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Thursday he believes that Russia will try to undermine democracies around the ...

Putin invite sends Washington into Russian twilight zone

It was a jaw-dropping moment that embodied the utterly unfathomable, logic-defying and increasingly troubling twiligh...

Critics of North Korea deal 'simply speculating,' says Pompeo, 'I've been there'

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has rebutted accusations that discussions over denculearization with North Korea ar...

Mattis and Dunford call for classified nuclear changes

Even as the Trump administration looks for further nuclear arms reductions with Russia and full denuclearization with...

Who is Maria Butina?

Maria Butina is a 29-year-old Russian who is accused of acting as a foreign agent in the United States and allegedly using sex and deception to build her network of influential international connections. CNN's Randi Kaye looks into her past.

The Russian accused of using sex, lies and guns to infiltrate US politics

The young Russian gun enthusiast was struggling. Maria Butina had twice applied for visas to attend the National Rifl...

Democratic rep says Trump's invite to Putin 'ought to offend all of us'

Democratic Rep. David Cicilline of Rhode Island says President Donald Trump's invitation for Russian President Vladim...

Interior Secretary Zinke kept some meetings off public calendar

On May 16, 2017, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke met with Rep. Chris Collins, a New York Republican who was the first i...

Top FBI cyber officials set to retire

The FBI's top two cybersecurity officials are planning to leave the bureau, the FBI confirmed Thursday.David R...

Zinke kept some meetings off public calendar

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke kept about a dozen meetings off his public calendar, calling into question the details of these appointments. CNN's Sara Ganim reports.

American ISIS member, captured in Syria, being transferred back to US for prosecution

A US citizen who fought for ISIS is being transferred back to the United States by the Department of Defense in order...

Trump administration: 1,606 parents possibly eligible for reunification with kids

Facing a looming deadline to reunite of hundreds of migrant families by next week, the Trump administration said Thur...

Report: Russia interfering with US legal system

The Russian government is interfering with the US legal system, according to ...

5 hard questions Democrats need to answer before-2020

Earlier today, we -- me and forecaster extraordinaire Harry Enten -- put out our first rankings of the 2020 field. (F...

Why on earth would Trump invite Putin back for more? Here are some theories

There will be verdicts, votes -- and now Vlad? And it'll all end with a victory parade of sorts. This fall is going t...

Rosenstein: Russian attack on 2016 election 'one tree in a growing forest' of cyber activity

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein called Russian interference in the 2016 US election "one tree in a growing for...

Intel chief: Don't know what happened in Trump-Putin meeting

The panel weighs in on comments by the Director of National Intelligence on Russian interference.

Bill Browder strikes a nerve with Putin

Bill Browder, an American-born financier who's a prominent critic of Russian leader Vladimir Putin, said Thursday that he wants President Donald Trump to know that turning him over to Russia would amount to a death sentence.

Nonwhites report more problems voting than whites in the US

Hispanic and African-American voters were more likely to report that they or someone in their households experienced ...

Can Democrats stay out of the Russia trap in Supreme Court fight?

From party leaders to the progressive challengers trying to uproot them, there's at least one thing uniting most Demo...

The 2016 National Teacher of the Year is now a candidate for Congress

In most years, Jahana Hayes wouldn't be considered the typical congressional candidate. But in 2018, the 2016 Nationa...

Reversals and clean-up deepen questions about Trump and Putin's one-on-one

When President Donald Trump insisted he meet his Russian counterpart one-on-one, he cited the potential for leaks as ...

Employers commit to train 3.8 million workers under Trump executive order

A group of business leaders have committed to train 3.8 million workers with in-demand job skills over the next five ...

What is 'Trump Derangement Syndrome' -- and do you have it?

Earlier this week, President Donald Trump diagnosed his opponents with an illness."Some people HATE the fact t...

Intel chief's shocked reaction to Putin invite

Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats reacted to breaking news that Russian President Vladimir Putin is in talks for a visit to Washington in the fall, according to the White House.

DHS secretary dodges saying Russian interference was to help Trump

DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen on Thursday declined to say she agrees that Russian election interference was designed...

Intel chief: Don't know what happened in Trump-Putin meeting

Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats said he didn't know what was said in the meeting with Russian President Vladmir Putin and President Trump in Helsinki, saying "-- I don't know what happened in that meeting. I think as time goes by and the president has already mentioned some of the things that happened in that meeting, I think we will learn more.

WH: Trump disagrees with Putin proposal

President Donald Trump now disagrees with a proposal raised by his Russian counterpart to interrogate Americans in exchange for assistance in the FBI's Russia probe, the White House said on Thursday, another reversal in a week of cleanup following a maligned summit with Vladimir Putin. CNN's Alex Marquardt reports.

US spy chief says he doesn't know what happened in Trump-Putin meeting

President Donald Trump's top intelligence official, Dan Coats, said he had no idea what Trump told Russian President ...

Poll shows most Republicans approve of summit

A new poll from CBS News reveals that 55% of Americans disapprove of President Trump's handling of the summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin, but 68% of Republicans approve of how it was handled.

Top Putin critic says he's a dead man if US hands him over to Russia

Bill Browder, an American-born financier who's a prominent critic of Russian leader Vladimir Putin, said Thursday tha...

Browder: Giving me to Russia is a death sentence

Bill Browder, one of Vladimir Putin's most vocal critics, says that any US agreement that would allow Russian agents to interrogate him would be an effective death sentence.

Watchdog says lack of EPA oversight helped cause 'catastrophic' Flint water crisis

A report from the Environmental Protection Agency's Office of the Inspector General strongly criticizes the local, st...

Circuit Court nomination pulled moments before vote over racially insensitive writing

The White House withdrew the nomination of Circuit Court hopeful Ryan Bounds on Thursday, moments before the nominee ...

After days of statements, Senate takes steps against Russia

On the fourth chaotic day of fallout from President Donald Trump's hugely consequential remarks regarding the US rela...

Watch House lawmakers break out into 'USA' chant

Lawmakers started chanting "U-S-A" on the House floor after Rep. Steny Hoyer (D-MD) called for more election security funding to protect future elections from foreign meddling.

US farmers caught in middle of tariff fight

With looming trade wars on the horizon after President Donald Trump's proposed tariffs, farmers in the US fear the loss of foreign buyers. CNN's Kate Bolduan reports.

Trump inviting Putin to Washington this fall

President Donald Trump hopes to welcome Russian President Vladimir Putin in Washington this fall, White House press s...

Democrats deliberately holding off meeting with Trump Supreme Court nominee, aide says

It's been more than a week since President Donald Trump ...

Rep. Jason Lewis stands by 'sluts' comments: 'I was paid to be provocative'

Republican Rep. Jason Lewis defended Thursday comments he made in 2012 lamenting that women could no longer be called...

Trump and Putin morph into same person

For the second month in a row, Time magazine has put a provocative photo illustration of President Donald Trump on its cover -- this time, morphing him into Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Ex-DNI confirms Trump was briefed on Putin's involvement in 2016 election

Former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper confirmed Thursday that Donald Trump was briefed on US intelli...

Trump reveals his 'dream' 2020 opponent

In an interview with CBS News' Jeff Glor, President Trump weighs in on his potential 2020 election opponents, saying Joe Biden would be a "dream" opponent.

Clapper: I wonder if Russians have something on Trump

Former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper says President Trump's behavior in Helsinki, Finland, has made him start to wonder if Russia has something on him.

Obama meets with potential 2020 candidates

Barack Obama has met with several Democrats considering running for president in 2020, offering them advice on running in the Trump era and discussing how to position the party going forward.

FBI director says Russia continues to interfere

FBI Director Christopher Wray said that Russia was engaging in real-time "malign influence operations" against the United States and called the country the "most aggressive actor" in the space of election interference.

Swalwell warns Trump not to send ex-ambassador to Russia

Turning over former US Ambassador Michael McFaul to Russia for questioning would be grounds for impeaching President Trump, Rep. Eric Swalwell said.

Clapper: Our President has given Putin a pass

Former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper tells CNN's Don Lemon that President Trump gave Russia President Vladimir Putin a pass to do just about anything he wants to do.

FTC cracks down on fake charities for veterans

The Federal Trade Commission announced two major actions against allegedly fraudulent charities for veterans Thursday...

Sen. Durbin calls for investigation of abuse allegations at shelter for separated children

Illinois Democratic Sen. Dick Durbin says the United States is investigating allegations of abuse at a Chicago facili...

Cooper imitates Trump's 'no' moment

CNN's Anderson Cooper breaks down President Trump's claims following his summit behind closed doors with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki, Finland.

The US government has to meet 4 big deadlines in 7 days on separated families

With just one week left to go, the government is scrambling to reunite as many as 2,551 children removed from their p...

Listen to Trump's shifting comments about Russia

From the summit in Helsinki to an interview on CBS News, here's the contradicting things Trump has said about Russia in the past three days.

GOP official quits over Trump-Putin summit

A longtime Ohio GOP official abruptly resigned over President Donald Trump's comments during a news conference in Helsinki at a summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin, saying "something snapped" during the conference.

With trade war looming, farmers brace for impact

Ron Gibson is always eager to show off his bustling Spanish onions -- 130 acres of them, to be exact -- on his family...

Top US general: 'No specific direction' received after Trump-Putin summit

The top US general in the Middle East told reporters that he has received "no specific direction" in the wake of Mond...

Key Republican senator: Seeking Trump translator's notes 'not appropriate'

Sen. Bob Corker, the chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, said Thursday he has decided it is not appro...

Prosecutors: Russian agent traded sex for access

Prosecutors said Mariia Butina should be held in jail until her trial because her life in the US has been predicated on deception, including attempts to exchange sex for political access. She appeared in federal court on charges of conspiracy and acting as an illegal foreign agent in the US.

Maria Butina's many roles: Grad student. Gun rights activist. Alleged Russian agent.

The list of allegations against Maria Butina reads like a plot from an international crime thriller.But this i...

Michelle Obama encourages voter registration in star-studded PSA

Michelle Obama wants to get out the vote this November -- and she has recruited a star-studded roster to spread the w...

Cuomo widens lead over Nixon in poll as he's under fire for fundraising tactics

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has raced out to a 36-point lead over his progressive primary challenger, Cynthia Nixon, a...

Browder: WH entertaining Putin proposal 'absurd'

Russian President Vladimir Putin wants to interrogate one of his most vocal critics, Bill Browder, who championed the Magnitsky Act, legislation that imposed US sanctions on Russia. Browder says President Trump calling the proposal an "interesting idea" is "absurd."

FBI director: Russia is the 'most aggressive actor' in election interference

FBI Director Christopher Wray said Wednesday that Russia was engaging in real-time "malign influence operations" agai...

Giuliani says Trump open to resisting wide-ranging Mueller interview

Rudy Giuliani says President Donald Trump might be coming around on the idea that he should resist sitting down for a...

Trump's military parade expected to cost nearly as much as 'tremendously expensive' canceled war games

President Donald Trump's military parade in DC is likely to cost nearly as much as the now canceled military exercise...

Albright slams WH for considering Russian proposal to interrogate US ambassador

Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright on Thursday slammed the White House for considering a ...

Additional election security funding left out of bill passed Thursday

House Republicans and Democrats clashed over increased money for election security in the leadup to the midterm elect...

Trump says Russia not targeting US

At a meeting with his cabinet, President Donald Trump said his administration is "doing very well with Russia" and that "there has never been a president as tough on Russia" as he has been.

Democrats want Trump's interpreter to testify

Democrats are calling on President Donald Trump's interpreter from his meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin to testify before Congress. CNN's Alex Marquardt reports.

Washington Post: Trump loyalists reassign, remove VA employees

Staffers at the Department of Veterans Affairs loyal to President Donald Trump have reassigned or remove staffers per...

Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin morph into the same person in Time magazine cover

For the second month in a row, Time magazine has put a provocative photo illustration of President Donald Trump on it...

Brett Kavanaugh's poll numbers aren't good. Will it matter?

President Donald Trump's nominee to the Supreme Court, Brett Kavanaugh, has the lowest initial net support for confir...

Democratic push to investigate Russia stymied by partisan acrimony

Democrats on the House Intelligence Committee thought they had scored a coup in their efforts to continue investigati...

Trump says it would be a 'dream' to run against Biden in 2020

President Donald Trump says it would be "a dream" to run against former Vice President Joe Biden in the 2020 presiden...

Trump tries to douse Putin storm -- but his cleanup tests credulity

President Donald Trump is finally in full-scale cleanup mode after his summit debacle with Russian President Vladimir...

Ex-NATO commander: Trump comments 'worst nightmare' for Montenegro

A former NATO supreme allied commander said Thursday that President Donald Trump's wavering commitment to NATO's mutu...

Top Democratic group launches effort to attack Republicans over Trump's trade agenda

A top Democratic opposition research firm is launching a months-long effort ahead of the midterm elections to tie Rep...

The definitive ranking of 2020 Democrats

There are exactly 838 days between today and November 3, 2020 aka Election Day. That's 2 years, 3 months and 15 days....

People used more 'anger' emojis for Congress on Facebook after 2016 election

A pair of studies released by the Pew Research Center outlined how the relationship between lawmakers and constituent...

Trump calls for Turkey to release US pastor accused of spying

President Donald Trump has once again called on Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to release an American pastor ...

US officials say allies discounting Trump-Putin summit as 'meaningless'

Despite President Trump's deference to Russian President Vladimir Putin at their post-summit press conference in Hels...

WH entertaining Russian proposal to interrogate Americans in exchange for Mueller investigation assistance

The White House said on Wednesday it is entertaining a proposal raised by Russian President...

Swalwell says Trump could be impeached if he sends ex-ambassador to Russia for questioning

Turning over former US Ambassador Michael McFaul to Russia for questioning would be grounds for impeaching President ...

Trump now says he holds Putin responsible for election interference

President Donald Trump said on Wednesday he holds his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin personally responsible for M...

House Democrats pick new slogan ahead of midterms: 'For the people'

House Democrats introduced a new slogan on Wednesday ahead of the midterm elections: "For the People."The new ...

Hear Kavanaugh discuss independent counsel

Judge Brett Kavanaugh two years ago expressed his desire to overturn a three-decade-old Supreme Court ruling upholding the constitutionality of an independent counsel, a comment bound to get renewed scrutiny in his confirmation proceedings to sit on the high court.

Longtime Ohio GOP official resigns over Trump's news conference with Putin

A longtime Ohio GOP official abruptly resigned Monday over ...

US-backed Syrians holding nearly 600 foreign fighters

The US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces currently hold nearly 600 foreign terrorist fighters."As of July 2018 t...

Cuomo willing to authorize criminal investigation of Trump Foundation

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo indicated Wednesday that he is willing to authorize a criminal investigation of the Trump ...

Prosecutors: Butina is a flight risk, has ties to Russian intelligence

The accused Russian spy who infiltrated Republican politics used a life "predicated on deception" while she attempted...

Joaquin Castro calls for 'cyber NATO' in response to Russian election attack

President Donald Trump should work to form a "cyber NATO" in response to the Russian attack on the 2016 US elections ...

Cornyn on Senate immigration bill: 'I think it's dead'

Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn said Wednesday he thinks a bipartisan Senate immigration bill "is dead."He wa...

Senators coalesce around a Russia sanctions bill but hurdles remain

Lawmakers on Capitol Hill are forging ahead with plans to push back on the fallout ...

Senate resolution introduced to show support for US intelligence agencies

Republican Sen. Jeff Flake of Arizona and Democratic Sen. Chris Coons of Delaware introduced a resolution Wednesday t...

Ex-Trump stenographer on Trump's vulnerability

Beck Dorey-Stein, a former White House stenographer, says if President Trump wants to fight fake news, he would have a stenographer present and a transcript ready.

GOP rep.: We don't know what our President said

Rep. Ryan Costello (R-PA) says that the American people should not accept President Trump's claim that he misspoke during his news conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Special counsel still investigating Roger Stone

Robert Mueller's special counsel's office appears to still be investigating Trump adviser Roger Stone and working on ...

Trump wades into Georgia GOP gubernatorial primary

President Donald Trump has taken a side in the Georgia Republican gubernatorial primary headed into a runoff next Tue...

DNC alleges Secret Service blocked it from serving lawsuit to Jared Kushner

The Democratic National Committee tried and failed three times to serve Jared Kushner with a lawsuit at his Manhattan...

Democrats push Trump administration to provide more details on government reorganization plan

Senate Democrats accused an Office of Management and Budget official of withholding data from Congress that justifies...

Democrats want Trump's interpreter to testify before Congress

Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, a Democrat from New Hampshire, is calling on President Donald Trump's interpreter from his meeti...

Trump's Helsinki performance puts translator in the spotlight

The continuing furor over President Donald Trump's Helsinki press conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin is...

Watergate reporter: Nixon didn't experience this

Veteran journalist Carl Bernstein tells Anderson Cooper that the US has never seen Democrats and Republicans so openly question "the loyalty of the President" to the country.

Trump voters react to summit with Putin

CNN's Kyung Lah speaks with residents in Kenosha County, Wisconsin, where Trump won in 2016 by a slim margin of 255 votes, to see what his supporters think of his summit with Vladimir Putin.

Key Republican looking at whether Trump translator should come before Congress

Sen. Bob Corker, the chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, says he is looking into whether it is approp...

Homeland Security Advisory Council members resign over 'morally repugnant' immigration policy

Four members of the Homeland Security Advisory Council, which advises the Department of Homeland Security, have resig...

A GOP congressman once lamented not being able to call women 'sluts' anymore

A Republican congressman from Minnesota has a long history of making deeply misogynic comments on the radio, includin...

Donald Trump just said one thing, but meant something else -- again

This exchange, between President Donald Trump and ABC's Cecilia Vega at the close of a Cabinet meeting on Wednesday, ...

Civic pride in 'the swamp': How DC feels about itself

Sports have a way of bringing a city together and fostering civic pride like few things can. So what does that mean f...

Republicans poised to choose Charlotte for 2020 convention

Charlotte, North Carolina, is poised to host its second major-party convention in a decade after Republican officials...

Sanders disputes that Trump said Russia no longer targeting US

The reverberating fallout from President Donald Trump's much-maligned meeting with his Russian counterpart took a new...

Tapper: Trump undermined his own apology

CNN's Jake Tapper says President Trump took things to a new level with his statement clarifying his comments at the joint press conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Schumer demands Kavanaugh recuse himself from Mueller cases

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer called the video showing Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh's ...

House Intelligence Chairman: Justice Department hoping 'Republicans will lose the House'

House Intelligence Chairman Devin Nunes blasted the Justice Department and the FBI for having "actively obstructed a ...

US offers no details as Russia claims Trump and Putin reached military agreements

Russia announced it was ready to pursue agreements reached by Presidents Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump "in the sphe...

Senators scramble to deal with fallout from Trump's news conference

Senators in both parties were considering options Tuesday to push back against President Donald Trump's decision to a...

US Embassy in Jerusalem to cost $20 million more than Trump's estimate

President Donald Trump boasted earlier this year that the US would spend only $200,000 to $300,000 on a new US Embass...

Secret Service agent dies after suffering stroke on the job

A United States Secret Service agent died after suffering a stroke while supporting President Donald Trump's trip to ...

Documents reveal DHS knew ending protections could cause more, not less, illegal immigration

The Trump administration was warned by intelligence analysts that ending protections for hundreds of thousands of Cen...

Campaign arm for House Democrats raises record-breaking $15.2 million in June

The committee charged with delivering a House majority for Democrats in the midterm elections raised $15.2 million in...

Rep. Jim Jordan interviewed in OSU investigation

Republican Rep. Jim Jordan said Wednesday he had been interviewed in the investigation at Ohio State University ...

White House reveals range of topics for Trump-Putin meeting

White House press secretary Sarah Sanders on Wednesday listed a number of topics that were included in President Dona...

Former WH stenographer: 'I quit because I couldn't be proud of where I worked anymore'

A former White House stenographer who quit working for President Donald Trump after years in the Obama administration...

Why the US is obligated to defend Montenegro

The country of Montenegro was thrust into the limelight after President Donald Trump was ...

GOP Rep. Will Hurd: Trump should not meet one-on-one with world leaders

Republican Rep. Will Hurd is advising against President Donald Trump having solo meetings with other world leaders be...

Immunity sought for witnesses, venue change denied as Manafort trial nears

Prosecutors, defense attorneys and the judge are hashing out the final details of Paul Manafort's trial with just eig...

Trump, facing fury, says he misspoke with Putin

President Donald Trump, facing an onslaught of bipartisan fury over his glowing remarks about Vladimir Putin, said mo...

Discord over Trump's Helsinki humiliation hands Putin another win

Vladimir Putin is winning so much, he's going to ...

Onetime Trump critic Rep. Martha Roby survives runoff challenge in Alabama, CNN projects

Republican Rep. Martha Roby will survive a primary runoff in Alabama, CNN projects, defeating former Democratic congr...

Ex-FBI head James Comey urges public to vote Democratic

Former FBI Director James Comey is urging "all who believe in this country's values" to vote for Democrats in the upc...

Support for abortion rights depends on how you ask the question

Justice Anthony Kennedy's resignation from the Supreme Court and President Trump's nomination of Brett Kavanaugh have...

New York and three other states claim Trump tax law is unconstitutional

New York, Connecticut, Maryland and New Jersey filed a lawsuit Tuesday claiming last year's tax overhaul violated the...

Trump seems to question US commitment to defending all NATO allies

President Donald Trump seemingly questioned the United States' commitment to defending all NATO allies in an intervie...

'I don't like the uncertainty:' Wisconsin voters split after Trump-Putin summit

She voted for Donald Trump but now says she regrets it. He didn't vote for Trump but gives him credit for the economy...

House GOP stands by controversial finding in Russia report despite Putin's preference for Trump

Republicans on the House Intelligence Committee say they are standing by one of the key conclusions in their report o...

America, its flag and a possible 51st star

What happens if the American flag needs to accommodate another star? Or five?There are various efforts across ...

Schumer demands hearings 'immediately' with Trump officials -- including Pompeo

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer called on Republican colleagues to join in "demanding testimony" from President ...

With a deadline looming, the US can't find parents of 71 children it may have separated

We've seen a flurry of recent activity in efforts to reunite migrant children removed from their parents.But w...

After NATO meeting, Macron rejected Trump's claim on defense spending

French President Emmanuel Macron has rejected a claim by US President Donald Trump that NATO allies had agreed to inc...

Trump, Mattis divided over Russia

President Donald Trump's embrace of Russia is in sharp contrast to the stance of Trump's Defense Secretary James Mattis. CNN's Barbara Starr has more.

Sources: Russia to add operations against west

Russian intelligence agencies are planning to ramp up operations targeting Western countries, according to sources familiar with intelligence collected by the United Kingdom, the US and other allies. CNN's Shimon Prokupecz reports.

Mueller seeking immunity for five witnesses

Special counsel Robert Mueller is asking a federal court to provide immunity for five unidentified witnesses slated to testify against former Donald Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort at his financial crimes trial.

Trump changes his words: I meant to say ...

President Donald Trump clarifies some of his remarks a day after his summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki, Finland.

What Trump's comments in Helsinki may do to his approval rating

"Foreign policy was already a sort of weak spot for this president. What I think might be different this time is the level of Republicans who have come out to criticize him," says Republican pollster Kristen Soltis Anderson.

Ryan: Russia is a menacing government

House Speaker Paul Ryan says there is no doubt that Russia interfered in the 2016 presidential election, adding that they are a "menacing government that does not share our values."

Scaramucci: Loyalty to Trump requires truth-telling

Former White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci sits down with CNN's Alisyn Camerota to discuss the fallout from President Trump's summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

The history of the American flag

Take a look at the history of the iconic emblem of the United States.

GOP rep.: Trump was wrong 'in a major way'

Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-IL) says he sides with US intelligence agencies and that President Trump was wrong "in a major way" in siding with Russian Vladimir Putin at their joint press conference.

Late night tries to explain Trump-Putin summit

Late night hosts went after President Donald Trump for his comments made during the summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki, Finland.

Video warns 2018 campaigns: Don't get hacked

Former campaign managers for Hillary Clinton and Mitt Romney partnered with the Harvard Kennedy School to create a video warning political campaigns to beware of hacking threats.

Trump deflects question over Russia indictments

President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin are set to meet in Helsinki, Finland, for a summit just days after Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein announced the indictment of 12 Russians for their alleged attempts to interfere in the 2016 presidential election.

Zakaria on Trump: 'Treasonous' too weak a word

CNN's Fareed Zakaria says former CIA Director John Brennan's assertion that President Donald Trump's comments during his press conference with Vladimir Putin in Helsinki, Finland, were "treasonous" may not be strong enough.

US accuses Russian woman of being foreign agent

A Russian woman has been arrested and accused of being a foreign agent who was trying to infiltrate and influence US politics. CNN's Sara Murray has more.

Sen. Flake: 'Floored' by Trump's siding with Putin

Republican Senator Jeff Flake told CNN's Jake Tapper that he was floored listening to President Trump claim that he's not sure Russia interfered in the election.

Russian indicted this month asked Trump question in 2015

A Russian national, Mariia Butina, was charged on Saturday with being a spy for the Russian government in the US. On July 11, 2015, she asked then-presidential candidate Donald Trump a question during a "FreedomFest" event in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Burns: Trump Helsinki comments "embarrassing"

Former U.S. ambassador to Russia William Burns points out that diplomacy is not about winging it, especially when you're meeting Vladimir Putin.

Schumer: Possibility that Putin has damaging info on Trump

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said he was "appalled" by President Trump's comments at his press conference with Russia's Vladimir Putin, saying that "the only possible explanation for this dangerous behavior is the possibility that President Putin holds damaging information over President Trump."

McCain: Trump abased himself before a tyrant

In a statement following the Helsinki summit, Republican Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) called President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin's news conference "one of the most disgraceful performances by an American president in memory."

What Putin says about interfering in US elections

Russian President Vladimir Putin has vehemently denied accusations that his country interfered in the 2016 presidential election.

Brennan on Trump's performance: Treasonous

Former CIA Director John Brennan tweeted a strongly worded reaction to President Trump's news conference, saying it "was nothing short of treasonous."

Putin confirms he wanted Trump to win election

When Russian President Vladimir Putin was asked if he wanted Trump to win the US presidential election or if he directed any officials to help him do that, Putin responded, "Yes, I did." CNN's Jim Acosta reacts.

Putin: Collusion accusations are nonsense

Russian President Vladimir Putin denies interference in the 2016 US presidential election during his press conference with President Trump in Helsinki, Finland.

Trump: We are all to blame for Russia relations

While speaking at a joint press conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin, President Donald Trump said both sides are to blame for the United States' bad relationship with Russia.

Putin denies Russia interfered in US elections

Speaking at a joint press conference with President Trump, Russian President Vladimir Putin denies Russia interfered in the 2016 US presidential election.

Watch Trump and Putin speak ahead of summit

President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin speak with the media before they engage in a one-on-one meeting in Helsinki, Finland.

See Trump and Putin give opening remarks

President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin sit down ahead of their historic meeting in Helsinki, Finland.

What does a successful Putin meeting look like?

CNN's Nic Robertson examines President Donald Trump's mindset ahead of his one-on-one meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

NYT: GRU spies may be linked to UK poisoning

UK investigators believe Sergei Skripal and his daughter were most likely poisoned by former or current agents of the GRU, Russia's military intelligence agency, according to a NYT report. The US Justice Department announced indictments against 12 GRU agents as part of special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 election.

California Dems endorse Feinstein's rival

Leaders of the California Democratic Party voted to endorse Kevin de León for the US Senate over incumbent Sen. Dianne Feinstein. CNN's Martin Savidge has more.

Remnick: Putin wants to 'throw US off balance'

In this week's Helsinki edition of State of the Union, Jake Tapper is joined by a panel to discuss Trump's highly anticipated summit with Vladimir Putin, and the recent indictment of 12 Russians interfering in the 2016 election.

Trump and Putin prepare for meeting

President Donald Trump is the fourth US President to sit down with Russian President Vladimir Putin. CNN's Jeff Zeleny reports.

US, N. Korea working to return remains

North Korea and the US are working to transfer the remains of what North Korea says are up to 200 US service members. CNN's Barbara Starr reports.

Outlining the history of U.S President's relations with Putin

As President Trump prepares for his meeting with President Valdimir Putin, Jake Tapper takes us through the past U.S. Presidents who have met with the Russian President.

British PM Theresa May: Trump told me to sue EU

UK Prime Minister Theresa May says President Donald Trump advised her to sue the European Union rather than enter into negotiations with them.

Paul: Putin will never admit to election hack

Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) says asking Russian President Vladimir Putin to extradite the Russians accused of hacking Democrats' emails and influencing the 2016 US presidential election is a "moot point" because no country would send their citizens to another country for trial.

Will Putin con Trump at the Helsinki summit?

At the Helsinki summit, Putin might "con" President Trump, says a former Deputy Asst. Sec of State for Russia.

Inside the city hosting Trump-Putin summit

Russian President Vladimir Putin and President Trump are set to meet for a summit in Helsinki, Finland. CNN's Matthew Chance gets an inside look at the city with a history of hosting superpower meetings.

6-year-old in ProPublica audio reunited with mom

A 6-year-old girl, whose tearful pleas to immigration officers were heard across the country in an audio recording, has been reunited with her mother. CNN's Gary Tuchman reports.

Trump criticized for his stroll with Queen

Royal commentator Richard Fitzwilliams says President Trump could have avoided several missteps while meeting Queen Elizabeth II by doing a rehearsal beforehand.

Lawmaker apologizes for 'Purple Heart' comment

Rep. Steve Cohen (D-TN) apologizes for saying that embattled FBI agent Peter Strzok deserves a Purple Heart during a congressional hearing.

Ex-CIA director: Americans will be named in future indictments

Former CIA Director Michael Hayden anticipates many more indictments -- involving Americans -- to come in special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 US election.

Stone: Think I'm probably person in indictment

Roger Stone, a longtime associate of President Trump, clarifies his earlier comments regarding special counsel Robert Mueller's indictment of 12 Russian military officers.

GOP lawmaker praises Lisa Page's testimony

Former FBI lawyer Lisa Page was questioned behind closed doors on Friday just hours after FBI agent Peter Strzok had been grilled in a raucous 10-hour public hearing, and Republicans said they learned new information from a witness who was able to talk more freely than Strzok.

GOP lawmaker praises Lisa Page's testimony

Former FBI lawyer Lisa Page was questioned behind closed doors on Friday just hours after FBI agent Peter Strzok had been grilled in a raucous 10-hour public hearing, and Republicans said they learned new information from a witness who was able to talk more freely than Strzok.

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