Brian Sicknick’s family explains snubbing McConnell and McCarthy: ‘This is an integrity issue’

Brian Sicknick’s family explains snubbing McConnell and McCarthy: ‘This is an integrity issue’

CNN  —  The family of fallen US Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick said Wednesday that snubbing GOP leaders during a congressional gold medal ceremony was not for partisan reasons, but an “integrity issue.” “We were talking about saying something and then we said, ‘No, I think the best way is to just ignore them.’ And … Read more

Jury deliberations in Harvey Weinstein’s Los Angeles rape trial will head into its 4th day

Jury deliberations in Harvey Weinstein’s Los Angeles rape trial will head into its 4th day

CNN  —  As disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein awaits a verdict from behind bars, a Los Angeles jury met Wednesday for a fourth day of deliberations in the former producer’s second sexual assault trial. Jurors began deliberations Friday and had deliberated for about 11 hours without a verdict before they returned Wednesday. After hearing weeks … Read more

Andy Biggs: Arizona Republican announces run for House speaker, complicating McCarthy’s path

Andy Biggs: Arizona Republican announces run for House speaker, complicating McCarthy’s path

CNN  —  House GOP Leader Kevin McCarthy’s bid for the speakership grew more complicated on Tuesday after a hard-right Republican announced his bid for the gavel next month, a move that could set off a messy floor fight and leave their party without a candidate who can win the 218 votes needed to become speaker. … Read more

TSMC ups its Arizona chipmaking investment to $40 billion ahead of Biden’s visit

TSMC ups its Arizona chipmaking investment to  billion ahead of Biden’s visit

New York CNN Business  —  Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company is upping its investment in the United States, announcing Tuesday that it’s building a second semiconductor factory in Arizona and raising its investment there from $12 billion to $40 billion. The move marks one of the “largest foreign direct investments in the history of the United … 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

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

NYC Mayor Eric Adams’ controversial new approach to homelessness

NYC Mayor Eric Adams’ controversial new approach to homelessness

A version of this story appeared in CNN’s What Matters newsletter. To get it in your inbox, sign up for free here. CNN  —  New York City Mayor Eric Adams gave the city’s first responders, including its police force, a controversial new task this week – to enforce a state law that allows them to … 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