Migrants sent to Martha’s Vineyard are being voluntarily taken to military base for shelter and support

CNN — The roughly 50 migrants who were sent by plane to Martha’s Vineyard in Massachusetts by Florida’s governor this week were being transported to a military base Friday to receive shelter and humanitarian support, officials said. The migrants were being taken voluntarily to Joint Base Cape Cod, said Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker, who added … Read more

Exclusive: Mark Meadows complied with DOJ subpoena in January 6 probe

CNN — Former White House chief of staff Mark Meadows has complied with a subpoena from the Justice Department’s investigation into events surrounding January 6, 2021, sources familiar with the matter tell CNN, making him the highest-ranking Trump official known to have responded to a subpoena in the federal investigation. Meadows turned over the same … Read more

Unions, railroad officials head to DC as White House urgently discusses contingency plans amid rail shutdown threat

CNN — With the two sides still unable to reach an agreement and with a freight rail strike looming, union officials and representatives of the railroads are heading to Washington, DC, on Wednesday where they will meet with Labor Secretary Marty Walsh, according to each union and a Department of Labor spokesperson. While the sources … Read more

Justice Department subpoena storm broadens Trump’s potential legal woes

CNN — A strikingly broad subpoena sweep against more than 30 former officials and campaign aides of ex-President Donald Trump represents the clearest sign yet of the seriousness of the Department of Justice’s criminal probe into events surrounding the US Capitol insurrection. The gambit, revealed on Monday, also shows that while Trump may succeed in … Read more

Exclusive: ‘I’m just not going to leave’: New book reveals Trump vowed to stay in White House

CNN — Former President Donald Trump repeatedly told aides in the days following his 2020 election loss that he would remain in the White House rather than let incoming President Joe Biden take over, according to reporting provided to CNN from a forthcoming book by New York Times reporter Maggie Haberman . “I’m just not … Read more

DOJ, Trump each proposed special masters for the Mar-a-Lago probe. Here are the 4 nominees

CNN — The Justice Department and former President Donald Trump’s lawyers proposed two selections each to a federal judge for who should serve as “special master” in the Mar-a-Lago investigation. District Court Judge Aileen Cannon, the Trump-appointed judge presiding over the case, earlier this week granted the former President’s request to appoint a third-party attorney, … Read more

Everything you need to know about Biden’s student loan forgiveness program

Washington CNN — Millions of federal student loan borrowers will soon see up to $20,000 of their debt wiped away thanks to a new plan announced by President Joe Biden last week. Not every student loan borrower is eligible for the debt relief. First, only federally owned student loans qualify. Private student loans are excluded. … Read more

Jackson, Mississippi, mayor says he hopes water service can be restored this week

CNN — As Mississippi’s capital faces a third day without reliable water service Wednesday – pushing some residents to stand in long lines for bottled water and keeping schools and businesses closed – the mayor says he hopes water service can be restored this week. The problem came to a head Monday, when river flooding … Read more

Jackson, Mississippi, water: The water crisis has gotten so bad, the city temporarily ran out of water to give to residents

CNN  —  Recent torrential rain coupled with years of water system issues have resulted in a crisis in Jackson, Mississippi, where the city doesn’t have enough water to fight fires, flush toilets or even hand out to residents in need. Jackson’s main water treatment facility began failing Monday, according to Gov. Tate Reeves. The National … Read more

Pennsylvania governor candidate Mastriano posed in Confederate uniform at Army War College

Washington CNN — Doug Mastriano, the Republican gubernatorial nominee in Pennsylvania, posed in a Confederate military uniform in a 2013-14 faculty photo at the Army War College, a picture obtained by Reuters shows. Faculty at the school, where Mastriano worked at the time, were given the choice to dress as historical figures, people familiar with … Read more