National Politics

Lawmaker beheads a chicken on Facebook Live

He's compared abortion to the Holocaust. He's filed a bill to recognize an embryo as a person. He's proposed an exhibit of abortion tools next to the slavery exhibit in his state's capitol building.

Rep. Scalise, congressional staffer shot in Virginia

Rep. Steve Scalise��(R-La.) was shot in the hip June 14 during a baseball practice in Alexandria, Virginia. ��Congressional and law enforcement sources told CNN the shooting appears to be a "deliberate attack."

Who is Steve Scalise?

House Majority Whip Steve Scalise was shot in the hip Wednesday morning during a baseball practice in Virginia.

Fed rate hike: What it means

The Federal Reserve could raise rates on Wednesday. Fed leaders end a two-day meeting in Washington and investors believe there's a 95% chance of a rate hike. Here's what you need to know.

US deploys long-range artillery system to southern Syria

The U.S. military has moved its High Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS) from Jordan into southern Syria for the first time, positioning it near the U.S.-Coalition training base at At Tanf, three U.S. defense officials confirmed to CNN Tuesday.

What's next in the Russia investigation

Shortly after Robert Mueller was named special counsel in the federal Russia investigation, lawmakers speculated that the congressional probes may be sidelined by the forceful new presence.

5 things we learned at Jeff Sessions' hearing

Attorney General Jeff Sessions captivated Washington Tuesday, beating back rumors of a private meeting with Russia's ambassador to the US and mounting a defense for President Donald Trump, one week after former FBI Director James Comey artfully unloaded on both men.

Why Jeff Sessions says he can't talk

Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Tuesday avoided answering a handful of questions during his hearing before the Senate intelligence committee -- but sought to explicitly avoid saying he is invoking "executive privilege."

US ambassador to Qatar to step down amid diplomatic crisis

US ambassador to Qatar Dana Shell Smith announced Tuesday that she will step down later this month, as planned, after serving in the post for three years. Her decision comes in the midst of a major diplomatic crisis in the region, a week after major Gulf nations severed ties with Doha.