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Nobel Peace Prize winners prove survivor stories matter

Awarding the Nobel Peace Prize to Dr. Denis Mukwege and Nadia Murad says one thing: survivor stories matter....

Unlike the US, China is playing the long game

Every week, I offer a glimpse of the kind of intelligence assessments that are likely to come across the...

Stocks plunge on US-China trade tension

Stocks dove on Wall Street over US-China trade war worries. CNN's Victor Blackwell talks with Michelle Singletary about the impact this could have.

Mueller should insist on an in-person interview with Trump

President Donald Trump is clearly worried. He pretends that information prosecutors provided in recent filin...

Mr. Mueller shows his cards—and reveals a pack of jokers

On Friday the Justice Department dropped some huge shoes in the Russia investigation. First a pair of memos ...

Giant collisions shake the cosmos

In 1608, the German-Dutch lensmaker Hans Lippershey became the first person to apply for a patent for what w...

Will the Republican Party turn on Trump?

Court filings on Friday regarding Paul Manafort and Michael Cohen reveal the ways in which the special couns...

Mueller is putting the puzzle pieces together on Trump

President Trump and his allies have long rallied around the defiant battle cry that special counsel Robert M...

Burnett: Mueller drops a major bomb on Trump

CNN's Erin Burnett examines revelations detailed in separate filings by special counsel Robert Mueller and the Southern District of New York, on Donald Trump's former personal attorney Michael Cohen.

Trump calls Rex Tillerson 'dumb as a rock'

President Trump lashes out at his former Secretary of State Rex Tillerson calling him "dumb as a rock" in a tweet following an interview Tillerson did with CBS where he called Trump "undisciplined."

Mueller: Manafort lied about major issues

Special counsel Robert Mueller's team believes President Trump's former campaign chairman Paul Manafort lied during his cooperation sessions with the FBI and Special Counsel's Office following his guilty plea deal, according to court filings.

Trump surrounding himself with yes-men and yes-women

In the olden days of presidential appointments and nominations, the focus was justifiably on the nominees --...

AG pick Barr on presidential investigations (1992)

Listen to what the newly nominated attorney general William Barr says about handling presidential wrongdoing in a 1992 interview with Larry King.

Trump's cabinet shake-up kicks into gear

A shake-up is underway at the White House as President Trump announced nominations to fill his most high-profile vacancies while sources say chief of staff John Kelly is expected to resign within days.

Kevin Hart is still pretty clueless

It hasn't been a great couple of weeks in the press for comedian Kevin Hart. Last week, he and his wife were...

Don Lemon to Kevin Hart: Call me, let's talk

CNN's Don Lemon tells actor Kevin Hart to call him after Hart announced on Twitter that he is stepping down as host of the Oscars.

From TV host to UN Ambassador Pick

Heather Nauert went from being a Fox News anchor to State Department spokeswoman to Trump's nominee for US ambassador to the UN in just two years.

Kevin Hart steps down from hosting Oscars

Actor and comedian Kevin Hart announced he is stepping down from hosting the Oscars after homophobic tweets from his past caused backlash on social media.

Pearl Harbor brought out the best in George Bush and others

It's an accident of timing that the funeral of George H. W. Bush occurred within days of the anniversary of ...

How to reverse the shrinking number of GOP women in Congress

Election Day 2018 was kind to women running for Congress -- for those who lean left. We Republican women wer...

Arresting Huawei exec is a case of spectacularly bad timing

Imagine for a moment that Ivanka Trump steps off a plane at Chek Lap Kok Airport and is set upon by Hong Kon...

A Magnitsky Act for Europe would punish human rights abusers and despots

Sometimes a name means everything. In this case, ...

Priyanka Chopra: The complicated feminist

"Feminism is just saying give me opportunities without judging me for the decisions that I make, the same fr...

Macron's top-down approach to fighting climate change serves as a cautionary tale

While world leaders gather in Katowice, Poland, for the COP24 climate summit, protesters in the streets of P...

Stunning state power grabs expose a GOP uneasy with democracy itself

Sometimes in politics, if you're not angry it's because you're not paying attention. Or you're just a hyper-...

UN humanitarian chief: It's not too late to save Yemen from apocalypse

Traveling last week in Yemen, even a 30-year veteran of humanitarian crises like me could not fail to be sho...

US is enabling war that has made Yemen a hell on earth for civilians

Washington is agonizingly slow at learning from its mistakes. Especially in the Middle East. Over the last d...

The lesson of the substitute teacher who stole Christmas

A real-life Grinch stole Christmas at a public school in New Jersey last week.The principal of Cedar ...

The mystery of Mike Flynn's fall from grace

Retired Lieutenant General Michael ("Mike") Flynn's fall from grace has been precipitous. Flynn was once an ...

Panelist: Flynn and Kushner were a team

CNN contributor Douglas Brinkley says Jared Kushner, senior adviser to President Trump, should be concerned about special counsel Robert Mueller's court filing that stated former Trump national security adviser Michael Flynn gave "substantial evidence" to the Russia investigation.

Lt. Colonel: Flynn pardonable but unforgivable

Retired Army Lieutenant Colonel Ralph Peters reacts to the possibility of former Trump national security adviser Michael Flynn receiving jail time.

Mueller filing: Flynn gave substantial assistance

Special counsel Robert Mueller told a federal court that former Trump national security adviser Michael Flynn has given "substantial assistance" to the Russia investigation and should not get jail time.

Flynn memo reveals part one of Mueller's Rosetta Stone

Late Tuesday evening, special counsel Robert Mueller revealed a ...

Former Secret Service agent: Why we loved Bush 41 (aka Timberwolf)

Just before midnight on Friday evening, I received the news from a current US Secret Service agent. His mess...

Eric Trump is right about George Conway's disrespect for his wife

On Monday evening, President Trump's son Eric took to Twitter ...

Mueller is about to have his say -- in a big way

Throughout his investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 election, special counsel Robert Mueller ha...

North Carolina election probe exposes GOP hypocrisy

What a pathetic moment.Republicans have ...

Eric Trump attacks George Conway on Twitter

Eric Trump took to Twitter to attack George Conway, the outspoken husband of White House counselor Kellyanne Conway, for his recent criticisms of President Trump.

How George H.W. Bush redefined the vice presidency

George H.W. Bush was America's 43rd vice president when he became its 41st president. Although he will lik...

Michigan, Wisconsin GOP power grabs are like 'Breaking Bad'

"Breaking Bad," season four, episode six:Skyler White, in an argument with her husband, Walter, tells...

In the War of the Conways, George is right

Eric Trump would like George Conway to back off.The President's son...

Hopeful signs of progress on peace with North Korea

With North Korea, it appears nearly everything is bad news. The denuclearization talks are "...

Ex-prosecutor: Trump 'right on the edge of witness tampering'

President Donald Trump took to Twitter to lash out at special counsel Robert Mueller and attack his former personal attorney Michael Cohen. But he offered praise to his former adviser Roger Stone, who is also under scrutiny by the special counsel. CNN's Ana Cabrera discusses with former federal prosecutor Elie Honig.

NC race unresolved amid fraud allegations

As North Carolina officials investigate allegations that absentee ballots were tampered with in a razor-tight congressional race, a review of some of those ballots revealed many were signed by the same small group of people -- some of whom are connected to a long-time operative working for the Republican candidate's campaign.

Pence on Bush: There was a kindness about him

Vice President Mike Pence remembers former President George H.W. Bush during a state funeral service in the US Capitol rotunda.

Dan Crenshaw and Pete Davidson's sincere plea for unity

Something unusual and possibly even instructive happened on "Saturday Night Live" this weekend.Follow...

It's time for Catholics to demand this from the church

We all regret some decisions in life; for me, it was my choice not to learn Spanish. So, in my search to fi...

Analyst: Trump had hollow victories at G20

CNN's National Security analyst Sam Vinograd discusses President Trump's week following his trip to the G20 Summit.

Congress, reverse the EPA's assault on our environment and health

When the 116th Congress is sworn in, it must immediately reverse course from the Trump administration's two-...

Why does it take a voice from the hereafter to make Republicans do the right thing?

Hey Republicans, grow up!When my young daughter leaves her clothes on the bathroom floor or doesn't c...

Fareed: Are we at 'peak America'?

CNN's Fareed Zakaria examines China's swelling sphere of global influence and its effect on the US economy and power around the world.

Warner: 'I think Mueller still has much to reveal'

Sen. Mark Warner says he believes special counsel Robert Mueller "still has much to reveal" in his investigation, particularly on his probe into potential ties between WikiLeaks and former Trump adviser Roger Stone.

Mr. President, if you're attacking the FBI, you're losing

"When you're attacking FBI agents because you're under criminal investigation, you're losing," Sarah Sander...

'SNL' pays tribute to Bush with flashback

"Saturday Night Live" paid tribute to the late George H.W. Bush by revisiting his "SNL" character played by comedian Dana Carvey.

Mariska Hargitay: Rape kit backlog and destruction is outrageous

Much has been written this year about women's anger -- its power and potential, its evolution and necessity....

At G20, Trump shows exceptionalism, not leadership

As it turned out, the contrast at this year's G20 conference of the world's most significant nations was as ...

The astounding Putin-MBS high five

A video is worth a thousand words: At the G20 summit in Buenos Aires, Russian President Vladimir Putin and S...

Trump is talking up his trade truce with China. The reality is far more unsettling

At the post G20 Summit in Buenos Aires, US President Donald Trump held what the White House called a "very s...

Three fierce women under fire

Three fiercely determined women with little else in common seized the spotlight this week. Alexandria Ocasi...

How 15 words from George H.W. Bush changed my life

Though not unexpected, the news of President George H.W. Bush's death deeply affected me. When I first learn...

Bush: 'Politics does not have to be mean'

In a 2009 speech, George H.W. Bush said that Bill Clinton was not his enemy, but his friend.

George H.W. Bush could do what Trump can't: Laugh at himself

The tributes to the late President George H.W. Bush have been pouring in, even from some progressives who di...

Bush: Historians will decide what I got right

Former President George H.W. Bush reflects on his presidency, his love of skydiving and the "L" word.

George H.W. Bush showed his character in one phone call

One day in 1982, when I was still a young intelligence analyst at the Department of State following Lebanon ...

Recent police shootings upend NRA's 'good guy with a gun' theory

On November 11, 2018, Jemel Roberson, a 26-year-old security guard, was shot and killed by a police officer ...

America faces a crossroads after George H.W. Bush's death

The contrast could not be more stark. As big headlines around the world announced the death of George H.W. B...

GM will never love us back

When I was a kid in Detroit, the neighborhood of Poletown was a thriving ethnic enclave of Polish restaurant...

Hear Obamas' statement on George H.W. Bush death

The office of Barack and Michelle Obama released a statement on the passing of George H.W. Bush, saying America has lost a patriot.

Anderson Cooper remembers George H.W. Bush

George H.W. Bush, the 41st president of the United States, has died at the age of 94. CNN's Anderson Cooper looks back on his legacy.

George H.W. Bush had the spirit this country needs today

President George H.W. Bush embodied a value that seems to be vanishing from our nation: public service. Love...

What George H. W. Bush asked for in his inaugural speech

In a world where each day's news sends us deeper into our tribes, the passing of the ever-decent George H.W....

What Myanmar must do before taking back a single refugee

The governments of Bangladesh and Myanmar's plans to start repatriating Rohingya refugees from the Cox's Baz...

A Congress of "firsts" needs real diversity

A predictable and depressing ritual unfolds in January every two years. Members of Congress take their oath ...

Watch: Putin high-fives Saudi Crown Prince

During the G20 summit in Argentina, Russian President Vladimir Putin high-fives Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, who most of the world has castigated after the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

Holocaust survivor: It was hell, yet I'm here

Anti-Semitic stereotypes are alive and well in Europe, while the memory of the Holocaust is starting to fade, a sweeping new survey by CNN reveals. CNN's Clarissa Ward travels to Poland and speaks to a Holocaust survivor and chief Rabbi.

The old kilogram was a lot more fun

My coffee shop stopped taking cash the other week. It came as a shock, providing as it once did an opportuni...

Trump is making the warming of Alaska even worse

The latest National Climate Assessment ...

Europe's rising anti-Semitism demands a new social contract

The recent deadly attack on the synagogue in Pittsburgh demonstrated more than ever that the threats from bo...

Democrats, here's one reason not to celebrate

The results of the Senate runoff election in Mississippi will throw some cold water on Democrats' excitement...

Trump cancels meeting with Putin citing Ukraine

President Donald Trump abruptly canceled his meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin just days before they were scheduled to sit down on the sidelines of the G20 summit citing the continuing crisis in Ukraine.

Trump canceling Putin meeting is diplomatic slap on the wrist

Every week, I offer a glimpse of the kind of intelligence assessments that are likely to come across the des...

Schiff: If Cohen misled, Trump misled country

Sen. Adam Schiff talks to CNN's Christiane Amanpour about the news that former Trump attorney Michael Cohen misled Congress about the President's business dealings in Russia.

Lion Air crash: Is it safe to get on a Boeing 737 MAX plane?

As with most airplane accidents, the tragedy of Lion Air Flight 610 could have been prevented. The plane cra...

Trump reacts: Michael Cohen is a 'weak person'

President Donald Trump reacts to his ex-attorney Michael Cohen's guilty plea to making false statements to Congress about the Russia investigation.

Van Jones: Tom Cotton is on the wrong side of the facts -- and history

Senator Tom Cotton is on a crusade to increase crime and ...

Trump's take on diplomacy as he heads to G20

CNN's John Avlon outlines the fact that President Donald Trump heads into this year's G20 summit with very few ambassadors deployed around the world.

See Cohen leave courthouse after guilty plea

Michael Cohen leaves federal court in New York after pleading guilty to making false statements to Congress about the Russia investigation.

Change begins at home -- and on the floor of Congress

Change is in the air. Millions of Americans elected a Congress full of new, diverse voices and a historic nu...

Manafort deal collapses: What it means for Mueller

Special counsel Robert Mueller informed a federal judge on Monday that Paul Manafort's cooperation deal ...

John Bolton is a coward

"Let them eat cake." -- Marie Antoinette"Heck of a job, Brownie." -- George W. Bush"...

Is the British media already turning on Meghan Markle?

It is barely six months since the...

Lion Air flight dove over 24 times before crash

A preliminary report released by Indonesian transportation authorities found data from the flight recorder shows the pilots repeatedly fought to override an automatic safety system, which pulled the plane's nose multiple times.

One NFL team does the right thing. Another erases that progress

Shame on you, Doug Williams. Reuben Foster, really? You have many daughters and a wife. One would hope you'd...

Trump's unfounded faith in his gut leaves Americans at risk

How does the leader of the world's most powerful country make decisions that affect the fate of the planet? ...

Chinese scientist's risky experiment with gene-editing babies

It's China's biological Sputnik, launched by a rogue scientist. ...

Protecting Nazi speech doesn't protect free speech

By protecting the free speech of Nazis, we protect the free speech of all of us. That's the argument that th...

Mississippi's past, not its future, won the election

Mississippi is not a place with a monolithic culture, but one with a myriad of subcultures stitched together...

Why Cindy Hyde-Smith won in Mississippi

The GOP scored another midterm Senate win as voters in ruby-red...

Cuomo: Trump offers no facts, just feelings

CNN's Chris Cuomo discusses President Trump's comments on climate change, the tear gas used at the US-Mexico border, and other situations where the President denies facts.

Erin Burnett: Bolton mocking Khashoggi tape

CNN's Erin Burnett criticizes President Trump and US national security adviser John Bolton for not listening to the tape of the Khashoggi killing.

Trump: My gut tells me more than anybody's brain

President Trump criticized the Federal Reserve raising interest rates and denied his own administration's report on climate change in an interview with the Washington Post.

Cooper to Trump: Weather and climate different

CNN's Anderson Cooper takes a look at President Trump's stance on climate change, after the president said he doesn't believe a new report explaining the devastating impacts of climate change on the health and economy of the US.

Has the world learned the lessons of the Holocaust? I don't think so.

The rise of the far right in Europe has brought back to the surface fears that many had hoped were gone fore...

Beto-mania doesn't do justice to women

A record number of women won races in the midterm election, making the incoming Congress the most female and...

I have seen too many preventable deaths

In my life as an immigrant living in low-income communities, as an emergency physician and as a public healt...

Climate scientists aren't in it for the money but for the truth

I'm a climate scientist, but I didn't work on the latest National Climate Assessment. I wasn't asked to do s...

The secret to the blue wave that won the House for Democrats

Two weeks ago, House Democrats delivered the party's ...

Cuomo to Trump: Yes, you used tear gas on kids

CNN's Chris Cuomo calls out President Donald Trump for falsely claiming that tear gas wasn't used on children at the US-Mexico border.

Court filing: Manafort lied after guilty plea

Paul Manafort has "breached" his plea agreement with the Justice Department by lying to the FBI and special counsel Robert Mueller's office two months after he started to cooperate in the Russia probe, prosecutors alleged.

Burnett: GM shows Trump's jobs promise false

CNN's Erin Burnett looks back at promises President Donald Trump made to car country in the wake of GM announcing it is closing plants amid mass layoffs.

The cruel irony of the migrant mom in a 'Frozen' T-shirt

In 2013, the animated movie "Frozen" became an international blockbuster, while the messages of the film -- ...

Civil War ghosts haunt the Mississippi runoff vote

Every Southerner knows the truth of William Faulkner's words: "The past is never dead. It's not even past."...

Trump's magical machine is at its most vulnerable

Two years of Trump-on-the-Potomac is having the effect his campaign promised to everyone who really paid att...

Giving Tuesday is trying to go global

It is a truth universally acknowledged that any festival which celebrates feelings of goodwill and altruism ...

Cyber Monday deals fuel online shopping

Cyber Monday 2018 is expected to be the largest online shopping day in history, generating $7.8 billion in sales, according to Adobe Analytics, which tracks online sales.

Zinke: What it will take to prevent deadly wildfires

Within minutes of the deadly Camp Fire's ignition, several acres were ablaze as fire spotters stood by helpl...

Vladimir Putin needs to feel real consequences for his aggression

A few days after the fifth anniversary of Euromaidan -- the wave of demonstrations that kicked off in Ukrain...

Hyde-Smith is exactly who the Daughters of the Confederacy wanted her to be

All eyes are on Mississippi and its Senate run-off election Tuesday between junior Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith ...

Countdown to Mars: NASA sweating 'seven minutes of terror'

At 3 p.m. ET on Monday, November 26, a group of researchers will be really sweating. The ...

Video shows hectic scene at border crossing

The US Customs and Border Protection office in San Diego has closed road and pedestrian bridges in both directions at the San Ysidro port of entry as migrants approach the border.

Ukraine: Russia fired on our naval vessels

The Ukrainian military said that Russian boats had opened fire on its naval vessels off the coast of Crimea, escalating a standoff over the Kerch Strait, a waterway that links the Azov Sea with the Black Sea. CNN's Matthew Chance has more.

For Trump, the risks of letting asylum seekers 'remain in Mexico'

Every week, I offer a glimpse of the kind of intelligence assessments that are likely to come across the des...

Conservative media's Ocasio-Cortez obsession

Cenk Uygur and Olivia Nuzzi join Brian Stelter to discuss how Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez uses Twitter and Instagram to disarm her conservative media critics. Uygur, who championed Ocasio-Cortez's candidacy, says "she uses social media as a jiu-jitsu to turn their attacks against them." Nuzzi points out that tweets are no substitute for interviews with reporters, however.

Paris demonstrations could put Macron's future in jeopardy

From our apartment window across the Seine, we could see the smoke rising from the Champs-Élysées, where f...

Mumbai terror attacks: The deep legacy of India's 9/11, a decade on

November 26 marks the 10-year anniversary of the ...

In Taiwan, the DPP's loss is China's gain and a setback for the US

The major defeat for Taiwan's ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) in ...

Why the Mississippi vote is a key test for America

As he tweeted Sunday morning, President Donald Trump will soon be on his way to rally voters in Mississippi....

The President says he is keeping us safe. But at what cost?

What's the one thing costlier than the President's divisive rhetoric about public safety? The President's a...

Fox News has found a new 'villain' in Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

Congresswoman-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) has done it. No, I don't just mean becoming the ...

Trump debate doesn't take a holiday

Americans across the land gathered with family, friends and football. They ate together, reflected on their ...

Trump's art of the giveaway

Donald Trump came to national prominence with his best-selling 1987 book, "The Art of the Deal." As Presiden...

A dark matter hurricane is headed our way

According to a recent ...

Trump spends Thanksgiving week lashing out about immigration

President Trump slams a federal judge for blocking one of his plans to keep migrants out, and then threatens to close the border with Mexico completely.

Now's the time to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment

The ERA is no longer MIA.The Equal Rights Amendment could find new life 46 years after it passed in C...

Loud blasts heard at protest during reporter's live hit

Police in Paris have fired tear gas and used water cannons on protesters demonstrating against rising oil prices and living costs.

China's terrifying moves on Hong Kong

When the last British governor of Hong Kong sailed out of Victoria Harbor on July 1,1997, many expected the ...

Why House Democrats must vigorously investigate Trump

Beginning in January, House Democrats must investigate Donald Trump's administration -- and they must do so ...

Trump's failure to fight climate change is a crime against humanity

President Donald Trump, Florida Gov. Rick Scott, Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, and others who oppose action to a...

Interpol gets it right but there's still something terribly wrong

If the intentional events of the past year were scripted as a Bond film, the critics would decide that 007 h...

Facebook has gone from plucky nerd to class bully

On Wednesday evening -- just hours before the Thanksgiving holiday -- Facebook ...

Nancy Pelosi needs to pass the baton

Part of being a good and seasoned leader is knowing when to pass the baton to a new generation. If the Democ...

Our fragile President

The fiction that Donald Trump is a "counter-puncher" is getting a workout as his defenders try to justify th...

Looking back at the Gary Hart scandal 30 years later is revealing

On December 15, 1986, the elevator door in the Kremlin slowly opened, and then-Senator Gary Hart of Colorado...

We contained the horrors of wildfires before. We can do it again

In October 1918, a swarm of smoldering fires flared and rode rising winds through 1,500 square miles outside...

Hold 'Crooked Ivanka' accountable

When Donald Trump was running for president against Hillary Clinton, the biggest scandal from the Clinton ca...

The story of Thanksgiving is the story of a migrant caravan

Did you see this cartoon by Andy Marlette?The editorial cartoonist shows us the great scene that prec...

This Thanksgiving, lettuce haters of the world unite

Salad haters of the world unite! And just in time for the annual celebration of gluttony. When we pile our p...

Scaramucci: Trump's word salad upsets people

Former White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci says President Trump's response to Saudi Arabia shows he tends to spice up his statements to the public.

Berman slams Trump over Saudi response

CNN's John Berman looks at President Donald Trump's relationship with Saudi Arabia after the President signaled that he will not take strong action against Saudi Arabia or its Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman for the death and dismemberment of Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

JFK's death wasn't just an end - it was also a crucial beginning

President John F. Kennedy's assassination 55 years ago this week permanently transformed American politics, ...

It's Thanksgiving, but America's family fights are nothing new

It's Thanksgiving again. And yet again, families will gather around the dinner table to talk turkey, footbal...

Smearing Soros to stoke hate: You too, Facebook?

The calls came fast, all with the same question: Is it true you are funded by George Soros? I was dismayed. ...

Trump jabs at Democrats during turkey pardon

During the annual White House Thanksgiving turkey pardoning ceremony, President Donald Trump made a few quips about election recounts, House Democrats' subpoena threats, and the 9th Circuit court.

Pres. of Soros's foundation on bombshell Facebook report

"I find it hard to believe that one would go after someone like George Soros...without some clearance at the highest levels," said Patrick Gaspard, President of Open Society Foundations.

The South Africans pushing the 'white genocide' myth

White nationalists in South Africa are falsely warning of a coming white genocide and their movement is making its way to the mainstream

Berman: The President is a counter-puncher

President Donald Trump's attack on the Navy SEAL commander who oversaw the raid against Osama bin Laden is drawing new attention to the seesaw dynamic of a President who lavishes praise on the military even as he goes after its leaders and heroes.

WaPo: Ivanka used personal email for government business

The Washington Post reports that first daughter, and White House adviser, Ivanka Trump sent hundreds of government emails using a personal email account.

What we don't get about the far right

"There are old demons which are coming back to the surface," French President Emmanuel Macron ...

With new Title IX rules, DeVos sets up a rigged game

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos has...

Nancy Pelosi should step aside

On November 6, the Democratic Party came a long way toward making Congress look and think like the strong, d...

This year will be the year of the tikka masala turkey

This year will be the year of the tikka masala turkey. I have planned it out, procured the special spices, f...

White House Correspondents Dinner organizers capitulate to Trump

For years, I helped write President Obama's jokes for the White House Correspondents' Dinner. I spent weeks ...

The process to pardon turkeys is more rational than the one used for humans

This week, we will once again be treated to the awkward spectacle of the President pardoning a turkey while ...

Historian to speak at WH press dinner

The White House Correspondents' Association is shelving its tradition of having a comedian roast the president and the press corps at its annual fundraising dinner. Instead, famed author Ron Chernow will be the featured speaker.

With the Khashoggi story worsening, the US may finally have an adult in the room

Now that CIA officials have concluded that the murder of Washington Post contributor Jamal Khashoggi was ord...

Thanksgiving Anxiety Disorder: How to beat it

Holidays often provoke stress, especially in families strained by emotional tensions, economic challenges, o...

Trump's preposterous bin Laden comments

President Trump spoke to Chris Wallace of Fox News on Sunday and made a number of false claims about the ope...

Forget 'Coach' -- Make Condi Rice NFL commissioner

When it comes to football, I'm a hypocrite. I have a love-hate relationship with the game.I love the ...

Trump declines to listen to Khashoggi tape

CNN's National Security analyst Sam Vinograd discusses President Trump's decision to decline listening to the tape from the killing of Jamal Khashoggi.

Yemen's humanitarian crisis worsens each day. Here's how to stop it

The humanitarian crisis in Yemen grows worse by the day. The conflict has been marked by violations of the l...

Abrams won't say Kemp is 'legitimate' governor

CNN's Jake Tapper presses Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams on whether she believes Brian Kemp is the "legitimate" governor of Georgia.

On Khashoggi, the Trump approach appears to be 'ignorance is bliss'

Every week, I offer a glimpse of the kind of intelligence assessments that are likely to come across the des...

Michelle Obama reveals key difference between her husband and Trump

You could write an encyclopedia about the ways in which Barack Obama is different from his successor, Donald...

Trump has consummated the marriage between Fox News and the GOP

Although Roger Ailes, the former CEO of Fox News, died in May 2017, he continues to shape our political worl...

In America, a week of fighting fires -- and demons

They are the images we can't unsee -- the torches on a college campus and the moment of a car's impact in Ch...

'Who are those guys?' The artistry of William Goldman

When we watch movies, we're tempted to take what they say in one ear and out the other because we're there t...

President Trump is wrong about wildfire prevention

With the shocking loss of thousands of homes and dozens of lives in the Camp and Woolsey fires in Northern a...

WaPo: CIA finds Saudi crown prince ordered Jamal Khashoggi's death

The CIA determined that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman personally ordered the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, despite the Saudi government's denials that the de facto ruler was not involved, the Washington Post reports.

Trump's uncritical embrace of MBS set the stage for Khashoggi crisis

In Saudi Arabia in May 2017, President Donald Trump, his son-in-law Jared Kushner and key members of the US ...

Jim Acosta: 'Let's go back to work'

CNN's chief White House correspondent Jim Acosta thanked his colleagues for their support and said he was ready to get back to work after a federal judge ruled to temporarily reinstate Acosta's press pass.

Democrats, think twice before you reject Nancy Pelosi

A few years back, when Nancy Pelosi was on my ...

Judge's ruling in CNN case a victory for free press

Friday's ruling by US District Court ...

My beautiful sister wanted to star in Broadway musicals. Now I'm grieving her death and hoping others don't also die of opioid addiction

Time is behaving strangely these days. I'm told that is one of the side effects of grief -- days muddled by ...

President Trump, this is no time for a 'Star Wars' sequel

It seems like Donald Trump wants to bring back "Star Wars." No, not the movie -- the Strategic Defense Initi...

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