Wall Street Journal: Milley defends calls to China during Trump presidency as 'perfectly' within his duties
Gen. Mark Milley on Friday defended the calls he placed to his Chinese counterpart during Donald Trump's final months in office as "perfectly within the duties and responsibilities" of his job as the chairman of Joint Chiefs of Staff, The Wall Street Journal reported.
Georgia criminal probe into Trump's attempts to overturn 2020 election quietly moves forward
As Donald Trump returns to Georgia later this month, criminal investigators in the state have been quietly conducting interviews, collecting documents and working to build a line of communication with congressional investigators as they aim to build a case against the former President for his alleged attempts to overturn the state's 2020 election results.
Biden signs executive order authorizing new Ethiopia sanctions amid reports of atrocities
President Joe Biden signed a new executive order Friday authorizing broad sanctions against those involved in perpetrating the ongoing conflict in Ethiopia as reports of atrocities continue to emerge from the Tigray region.
The Supreme Court's actions on abortion and voting rights would have stunned RBG
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who died a year ago this week, had been well aware that the conservatives on the Supreme Court were poised to take a right turn in areas concerning reproductive health and voting rights. But the liberal icon would likely be stunned to see how far and how fast the court has actually moved.
January 6 vs. September 18: How law enforcement hopes to prevent another riot
A new fence, an information-sharing alert and ramped-up airport security are just a few of the ways law enforcement is preparing to prevent another deadly insurrection ahead of Saturday's rally aimed at showing support for those arrested on January 6.
Justice Clarence Thomas says judges are 'asking for trouble' when they wade into politics
On the verge of a new term in which the Supreme Court will wade back into the culture wars, Justice Clarence Thomas reflected Thursday on the role of the judiciary and warned against judges weighing in on controversial issues that he said are better left to other areas of government.
McAuliffe and Youngkin spar over Covid vaccine requirements in first Virginia debate
Virginia gubernatorial candidates Terry McAuliffe and Glenn Youngkin sparred on Thursday over what each would do in the fight against the coronavirus, revealing a significant divide between the Democrat's backing of vaccine mandates and the Republican's argument that vaccination is a personal choice.
Democratic legislation aims to address State Department restrictions on certain diplomats
Democratic lawmakers introduced legislation to address long-standing complaints that the State Department places disproportionate restrictions on the places diplomats of certain backgrounds can serve and that there is no independent appeals process to challenge decisions.
US defends partnership with UK and Australia after the French blast 'brutal' decision
American officials are defending a new deal to provide Australia with nuclear-powered submarines after French officials expressed frustration over the agreement's effect on an existing multibillion-dollar defense deal.
France cancels Washington reception and tones down celebrations of US-French Revolutionary War victory amid submarine spat
Amid a rift over a new security agreement between the United States, Australia and the United Kingdom, the French Embassy in Washington has canceled a Washington reception and toned down celebrations commemorating a Revolutionary War naval victory by the French that helped the US to win its independence.
DHS warns of potential for violence surrounding the 'Justice for J6' rally in intelligence brief
The Department of Homeland Security warned Thursday about the potential for violence from people involved in or opposed to the "Justice for J6" rally planned for Saturday, according to an unclassified intelligence briefing that was shared with state and local authorities and obtained by CNN.
Special counsel Durham's probe into origins of Trump-Russia investigation nears end
Special counsel John Durham is nearing the conclusion of his more than two-year-long probe into the origins of the Trump-Russia investigation and faces a looming deadline on whether to seek charges over the handling of evidence used in the probe, according to people briefed on the matter.