New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham and her gubernatorial campaign have settled with a former staffer who accused the Democrat of sexually mistreating him during a meeting, paying out at least $62,500 as part of the agreement.
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.
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.
CNN’s Manu Raju pressed House minority leader Kevin McCarthy about why he is concerned about the efforts to overturn the Iowa election of a Republican, but wasn’t concerned about Trump’s effort to overturn the presidential election.
The Senate is bracing for a marathon effort and a late night of voting on amendments before lawmakers take a final vote on President Joe Biden’s $1.9 trillion pandemic relief bill. The House passed their version of the bill on Saturday. CNN’s Manu Raju reports from the Capitol Rotunda.
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.