Trump struggles to fundraise in early weeks of campaign

CNN — Former President Donald Trump’s political operation brought in $9.5 million in the roughly six weeks after he announced his latest White House bid, according to a source familiar with the fundraising numbers. The haul is smaller than the nearly $11.8 million raised by Trump entities in the six weeks before the Republican’s November … Read more

These benefits will disappear when Biden ends the Covid national and public health emergencies in May

CNN — President Joe Biden intends to end the Covid-19 national and public health emergencies on May 11, the White House said Monday. That means that many Americans could have to start paying for Covid-19 testing and treatment after the declarations cease. The White House, in a statement of administration policy announcing opposition to two … Read more

Paul Pelosi attacker trafficks in conspiracy theories in call to TV station after video release

CNN — The man who attacked the husband of Nancy Pelosi in their home last year showed no remorse and continued his dangerous fixation on the former House speaker in a bizarre phone call to a San Francisco reporter on Friday, according to the Bay Area station’s reporting. David DePape called KTVU’s Amber Lee from … Read more

Elon Musk meets with House Speaker Kevin McCarthy and Hakeem Jeffries

CNN — Twitter and Tesla CEO Elon Musk met with House Speaker Kevin McCarthy and Democratic leader Hakeem Jeffries at the US Capitol in Washington on Thursday evening. McCarthy, leaving the meeting with Musk in his office, declined to comment other than to say: “He came for my birthday.” The California Republican turned 58 on … Read more

Peter Navarro contempt of Congress trial delayed for months over executive privilege issues

CNN — A federal judge on Friday delayed the contempt of Congress trial for former Donald Trump adviser Peter Navarro, likely for months, to allow for additional pre-trial debate over the role executive privilege could play when the case goes to a jury. Over the course of a nearly two-hour hearing Friday, US District Judge … Read more

Biden formally announces Ron Klain is stepping down as White House chief of staff and will be replaced by Jeff Zients

CNN — President Joe Biden announced White House chief of staff Ron Klain will step down next week and will be replaced by Jeff Zients, the former Obama administration official who ran Biden’s Covid-19 response operation. Biden said there will be an “official transition” event at the White House next week to “thank Ron for … Read more

George Santos’ ex says congressman will never resign because ‘his ego is too big’

CNN — The former boyfriend of New York Rep. George Santos says the Long Island Republican facing growing calls to resign for extensively lying about his past will never do so, even as he faces multiple investigations, including into his finances. “His ego is too big. He’s not gonna resign. If they don’t find out … Read more

Paul Pelosi: Court orders the release of video capturing the attack on Paul Pelosi at his San Francisco home

CNN — Video and audio recorded last year during the attack on Paul Pelosi in the San Francisco home he shares with former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi will be released on Friday, according to the San Francisco Superior Court. The released material will include 911 audio calls, police body camera footage and home surveillance video, … Read more

CNN Exclusive: Pence classified documents included briefing memos for foreign trips

Washington CNN — The roughly 12 classified documents found at the Indiana home of former Vice President Mike Pence included materials described as background briefing memos that were prepared for Pence’s foreign trips, multiple sources told CNN. One source said some of those classified documents were likely used to prepare Pence for foreign meetings while … Read more

Germany and US announce plans to send tanks to Ukraine in major sign of support for Kyiv

CNN — The leaders of the United States and Germany each announced Wednesday they will send contingents of tanks to Ukraine, reversing their longstanding trepidation at providing Kyiv with offensive armored vehicles and unleashing powerful new tools in Ukraine’s efforts to retake territory seized by Russia. The announcement by German Chancellor Olaf Scholz that he … Read more