Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has been a political force of nature since she took office in 2018. In this latest episode of The Point, CNN’s Chris Cillizza explains how social media and money has propelled the 31-year-old to sweeping national stature.
New York's top prosecutor rejected a proposal by Governor Andrew Cuomo for her to pick a lawyer to investigate allegations of sexual misconduct against him, after Cuomo's office backtracked on Sunday on a plan to choose its own investigator. Lisa Bernhard produced this report.
Speaking at the Conservative Political Action Conference on Friday, Senator Ted Cruz defended former President Donald Trump, and mocked Democrat Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez for tweeting in January that Cuz "almost had me murdered" - a reference to suggestions that Cruz helped foment the Jan. 6 Capitol violence by Trump supporters.
Hate crime legislation intended to combat violence against Asian Americans during the COVID-19 pandemic advanced in the U.S. Senate on Wednesday, easily overcoming the Senate procedural tool known as the filibuster. Gloria Tso reports.
President Joe Biden said on Wednesday he will begin withdrawing the last U.S. troops from Afghanistan on May 1 to end America's longest war, rejecting calls for U.S. forces to stay to ensure a peaceful resolution to that nation's grinding internal conflict. Gavino Garay reports.
Former California Democratic Congresswoman Katie Hill, who resigned amid allegations of inappropriate relationships with campaign staffers, reacts to Florida Republican Rep. Matt Gaetz invoking her name in an op-ed he wrote declaring he would not resign over allegations of violating sex trafficking laws – claims that he denies.
Conventional wisdom suggests the best-case scenario for Joe Biden is for Democrats to sweep the two Senate runoffs in Georgia in January – putting Democrats in control of both sides of Congress as well as the White House. However, Chris Cillizza argues in his latest episode of The Point that a divided Congress may actually be a good thing for Biden.
The United States will announce sanctions on Russia as soon as Thursday for alleged election interference and malicious cyber activity, targeting several individuals and entities, people familiar the matter said. Gloria Tso reports.
Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia told CNN that the deadly attack on January 6th at the US Capitol “changed” him, saying, “you can’t have this many people split to where they want to go to war with each other” as he calls for Democrats and Republicans to work together on top legislative priorities in a divided Washington.
CNN’s Abby Phillip and David Chalian discuss the rift within the Democratic party between those who want to end the Senate filibuster so their priorities can get pushed through the Senate by majority vote and those, like Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ), who say that doing so would not be in the spirit of bipartisanship.
For any parent wanting to marry their child would seem apalling, disgusting and extremely hard to believe. But this is actually true as it has already happened. A parent in New York has filed a legal request to marry their own adult child, terming it a case of 'individual autonomy'. The parent who wants to remain autonomous also wants laws barring the incestuous practice to be overturned.
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New York City is now the epicenter of America’s largest coronavirus outbreak. We spent one week following the journey of emergency room physician Dr. Calvin Sun, who explains how dire the situation has become on the front lines of this crisis. In hospitals across New York City, there is a severe shortage of personal protective equipment (PPE), which is essential to keeping hospital workers like himself safe. With the number of cases continuing to rise across the city, he explains what is needed now in order to bring some relief.
Asians and Asian Americans are facing increased discrimination linked to the spread of the novel coronavirus, impacting businesses as well as individuals. In New York City’s Chinatown, restaurant owner Rose Wu says business has dropped significantly since the coronavirus outbreak.
A lawyer for convicted movie producer Harvey Weinstein has challenged his extradition to California to face charges of assaulting five women, citing a paperwork technicality after his requests for a “humanitarian” delay to attend to medical needs were rejected.Weinstein, 69, appeared via video before Erie County Court Judge Kenneth Case from the maximum security Wende Correctional Facility near Buffalo, where he has been imprisoned since last spring after being convicted in New York City of a criminal sex act and third-degree rape.
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Deb Haaland, Democratic congresswoman from New Mexico, who would be the first Native American Cabinet secretary if confirmed by the Senate, pledged to work together with President Joe Biden and his Cabinet secretaries.
CNN’s Manu Raju reports on Senate moderates Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ) presenting obstacles in the confirmation of President Joe Biden’s nomination to lead the Office of Management and Budget, Neera Tanden.