Second Oath Keepers sedition trial presents new challenges for prosecutors

Second Oath Keepers sedition trial presents new challenges for prosecutors

CNN  —  One week after the historic seditious conspiracy conviction of Oath Keepers founder Stewart Rhodes, federal prosecutors will try to once again prove that other members of the far-right militia were planning to violently stop Congress from certifying the 2020 presidential election. This time, however, prosecutors face a new challenge – convincing a jury … Read more

Defense bill likely to include end to military Covid vaccine mandate, source says

Defense bill likely to include end to military Covid vaccine mandate, source says

CNN  —  A massive bill setting defense policy is likely to end the military Covid vaccine mandate, a source familiar with the negotiations tells CNN, coming on the heels of intense GOP lobbying to kill the mandate and acceptance from leading Democrats that it’s time for a change. The annual defense authorization bill will likely … Read more

Raphael Warnock: Sky-high Black turnout fueled his previous win. Will Georgia do it again?

Raphael Warnock: Sky-high Black turnout fueled his previous win. Will Georgia do it again?

Atlanta CNN  —  Former UN Ambassador Andrew Young rode his scooter alongside Democratic Sen. Raphael Warnock, Martin Luther King III and a fervent crowd of marchers on a recent Sunday through a southwest Atlanta neighborhood. The group stopped at an early polling location to vote, forming a line with some waiting as long as one … Read more

‘SNL’ tackles Herschel Walker’s campaign in Georgia runoff election

‘SNL’ tackles Herschel Walker’s campaign in Georgia runoff election

CNN  —  The runoff for Georgia’s remaining US Senate seat took the spotlight during the latest episode of “Saturday Night Live.” The show started with Republican senators meeting with Kenan Thompson as Herschel Walker to talk about Tuesday’s election. “Herschel, the midterms weren’t the red wave we were hoping for, but we think you can … Read more

Wealthy Russian businessman arrested in London on suspicion of multiple offenses, including money laundering

Wealthy Russian businessman arrested in London on suspicion of multiple offenses, including money laundering

CNN  —  A wealthy Russian businessman has been arrested as part of a “major operation” on suspicion of multiple offenses, the United Kingdom’s National Crime Agency said in a statement Saturday. The 58-year-old man was arrested Thursday at his “multi-million-pound residence in London by officers from the NCA’s Combatting Kleptocracy Cell” on suspicion of committing … Read more

Trump calls for the termination of the Constitution in Truth Social post

Trump calls for the termination of the Constitution in Truth Social post

CNN  —  Former President Donald Trump called for the termination of the Constitution to overturn the 2020 election and reinstate him to power Saturday in a continuation of his election denialism and pushing of fringe conspiracy theories. “Do you throw the Presidential Election Results of 2020 OUT and declare the RIGHTFUL WINNER, or do you … Read more

What we know about Georgia voters ahead of Senate runoff

What we know about Georgia voters ahead of Senate runoff

CNN  —  For the past two years, the eyes of the political world keep turning back to Georgia. And for the second time in two years, voters in this key state will choose their senator in a runoff election, which this time will determine whether Democrats expand on their 50-50 majority. Early data shows voters … Read more

IRS inspector general says intensive audits of former FBI Director Comey and deputy were random

IRS inspector general says intensive audits of former FBI Director Comey and deputy were random

CNN  —  An inspector general for the Internal Revenue Service said this week that significant tax audits conducted for 2017 and 2019 – years where former FBI Director James Comey and then-deputy Andrew McCabe have said they were audited – were randomly selected and did not show misconduct by the IRS. The report does not … Read more

Ukrainian embassies across Europe receive bloody packages containing ‘animal eyes’

Ukrainian embassies across Europe receive bloody packages containing ‘animal eyes’

CNN  —  More than a dozen letters containing explosives or animal parts have been sent to Ukrainian diplomats around the world, according to Ukraine’s foreign minister Dmytro Kuleba. “This campaign is aimed at sowing fear,” Kuleba told CNN’s Matthew Chance in an exclusive interview in Kyiv on Friday. There have been 17 cases of embassies … Read more

Democrats vote to move forward with Biden plan to put South Carolina first on 2024 primary calendar

Democrats vote to move forward with Biden plan to put South Carolina first on 2024 primary calendar

CNN  —  The rule-making arm of the Democratic National Committee on Friday voted to approve a proposal to drastically reshape the 2024 presidential nominating calendar and make South Carolina the first state to hold a primary, followed by Nevada and New Hampshire on the same day a few days later, and then Georgia and Michigan … Read more