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The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer: The command center for breaking news, politics and extraordinary reports from around the world. The Situation Room airs weekdays 5p-7p eastern on CNN. In this podcast you will get the 6p-7p hour Monday through Friday. CNN.com/TheSituationRoom

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    Biden's 9-Point Plan To Fight Covid This Winter

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 3, 2021 38:43

    President Biden warns the nation needs to be ready for a winter resurgence of COVID-19 as the Omicron variant is now confirmed in the United States. The White House revealed a new plan to combat the virus which includes changing rules on international travel and requiring insurance companies to pay for at-home tests.   To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

    First Case Of Omicron In U.S. Identified

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 2, 2021 38:55

    The Omicron variant has been detected in the United States for the first time in a patient who traveled from South Africa to California. Our medical experts are assessing the threat as federal health officials are doubling down on their push for vaccines and boosters.  Former White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows reportedly reveals in a brand-new book that Trump tested positive for Covid-19 just three days before his first debate with Joe Biden.   To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

    At Least 20 Nations Detect Omicron Variant

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 1, 2021 81:43

    The U.S. is urgently tracking the spread of the Omicron variant. It's now in at least 20 countries and the CDC is stepping up surveillance at U.S. airports as federal officials brace for the variant to be detected here.  Former White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows is now cooperating with the January 6th select committee revealing a critical shift in the investigation. At the same time, President Trump is fighting in court to block the panel from getting hold of his records. But, the judges hearing his case appear to be skeptical.   To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

    CDC Strengthens Booster Recommendation Due New Variant

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 30, 2021 38:46

    The CDC just weighed in on the newest coronavirus variant, “Omicron”, as President Biden is urging all Americans not to panic about the threat. Moderna's Chief Medical officer joins to address if this new variant will evade immunity from the Covid vaccine.  Former Trump associate and top Department of Justice official, Jeffrey Clark, could soon face a criminal contempt referral for defying the January 6th Committee. If the committee moves to hold Clark in contempt, he would become the second person to potentially face criminal charges for refusing to provide information to investigators.   To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

    Jury Reaches Verdict In Ahmaud Arbery Murder Trial

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 25, 2021 77:06

    The jury found all three men on trial for murder of Ahmaud Arbery guilty. The verdict sparked cheers in Brunswick, Georgia, where Arbery's family has been waiting for justice ever since he was gunned down.  Attorneys for former President Trump say that the committee probing the January 6th attack on The Capitol could permanently damage the presidency. Will a panel of judges buy his argument?   To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

    Jury Finds "Unite The Right" Organizers Liable For Millions

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2021 77:08

    A jury in Charlottesville, Virginia, orders the White supremacist organizers behind the deadly 2017 “Unite the Right” rally to pay millions in damages to nine plaintiffs. It could be any moment a verdict is reached in the trial of three men charged with killing Ahmaud Arbery as the prosecution makes a strong rebuttal today. President Biden is taking on soaring gas prices releasing 50 million barrels of oil from the strategic reserve but will it make any difference at the pump in time for holiday travel?   To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

    Closing Arguments In Ahmaud Arbery Death Trial

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2021 77:28

    Closing arguments are done for the day in the trial of three men charged with killing Ahmaud Arbery, an unarmed black man gunned down while jogging last year in Brunswick, Georgia. Jurors in Charlotte have wrapped up another day of deliberations as they consider whether organizers behind the 2017 white supremacist rally are responsible for the deadly chaos that ensued.  Police in Wisconsin say the driver who killed five people and injured almost fifty has now been charged with five counts of intentional homicide. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

    Kyle Rittenhouse Not Guilty On All Charges

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 20, 2021 77:09

    Kyle Rittenhouse is found not guilty of all charges after claiming he fatally shot two racial justice protesters and wounding another in self-defense. The events occurred amidst social unrest in the wake of the shooting of Jacob Blake in 2020. Jacob Blake's lawyer, B'Ivory LaMarr, joins to discuss Rittenhouse's acquittal.  President Biden's landmark $1.9 trillion social spending bill has been approved by the House after months of delay. Build Back Better has been the centerpiece of the president's agenda but it now faces serious hurdles in the Senate.   To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

    Defendant In Ahmaud Arbery Trial Takes The Stand

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 19, 2021 77:16

    The defense just rested its case in the trial of three white men charged in the killing of black jogger Ahmaud Arbery. The defendant who fired the fatal shot admitted under cross examination that Arbery never threatened him nor pulled a weapon. Closing arguments in the trial will begin Monday morning. The House is closing in on a long awaited vote on President Biden's nearly $2 trillion social spending bill. The vote could happen as soon as tonight as lawmakers get a new assessment of the price tag and the Senate braces for a shutdown.   To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

    House Censures Rep. Gosar, Removes Him From Committees

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 18, 2021 87:12

    A divided House casts an historic vote to censure Republican congressman Paul Gosar and expel him from committee assignments. Partisan tensions rise over Rep. Gosar's posting of a cartoon video depicting violence against President Biden and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. Jurors in the Kyle Rittenhouse homicide trial requested and are reviewing key video evidence as they deliberate on the five felony counts. How might the video influence their potential verdict?   To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

    More Subpoenas Likely From Jan 6. Committee

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 17, 2021 76:59

    The January 6th Select Committee is on the brink of issuing more subpoenas but the panel still has not decided how to approach the defiance of former Trump White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows. This as Trump is making a new argument for hiding his records from the committee.  Jurors are entering hour eight of deliberations in the Kyle Rittenhouse homicide trial. CNN is live in Kenosha, Wisconsin, on watch for a verdict on whether the teenager was a vigilante or acted in self-defense.   To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

    Prosecution Delivers Rebuttal In Rittenhouse Trial

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 16, 2021 75:34

    Kenosha County Assistant District Attorney James Kraus concludes his rebuttal for the state today arguing that Kyle Rittenhouse's actions were not reasonable self-defense. Mr. Kraus said "it is not up for Mr. Rittenhouse to be the judge, the jury, and eventually the executioner." The jury will begin deliberations tomorrow. Rittenhouse, the armed Illinois teenager who killed two people and wounded another during unrest in Kenosha, Wisconsin, last summer, is on trial for multiple counts of homicide.   To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

    DOJ Indicts Bannon

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 13, 2021 38:29

    A federal grand jury has indicted former Donald Trump adviser Steve Bannon for contempt of Congress, the Justice Department announced today. Attorney General Merrick Garland has been under political pressure to indict Bannon since the House referred the Trump ally to the DOJ for contempt back in October. Each count carries a minimum of 30 days and a maximum of one year in jail, the Justice Department said. Britney Spears' 13-year conservatorship has ended. The Los Angeles County Superior Court terminated the court-ordered arrangement today. Spears' attorney Matthew Rosengart said a "safety net" is in place for the singer's finances and personal care. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

    Federal Court Gives Trump Temporary Win

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 12, 2021 38:30

    A federal appeals court granted former President Donald Trump's request to pause the release of his White House records to the House select committee investigating the January 6 attack on the US Capitol. The injunction is to protect the court's jurisdiction to address the appellant's claims of executive privilege and the judge noted the ruling should not be construed as a ruling on the claim's merit.  Testimony concluded and the defense has rested their case today in the trial of Kyle Rittenhouse, a teenager faced with several charges of homicide during social unrest in Kenosha, Wisconsin in 2020. The judge has told jurors that he expects closing arguments on Monday.    To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

    Tumultuous Day In Rittenhouse Trial

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 11, 2021 38:42

    A significant day today in the trial of Kyle Rittenhouse as the defendant sobs on the stand, the judge admonishes the prosecutor for a “grave constitutional violation”, and the defense says they will ask for a mistrial leaving the jury to make the final distinction between self-defense and vigilante killings.  President Biden spoke today at a port in Baltimore to convey how his Build Back Better agenda can address the nation's rising inflation. Biden noted the infrastructure bill will create a blue-collar blueprint to rebuild American saying that many jobs will not require a college degree. How long until Americans see relief from high prices?     To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

    GOP Rep. Posts Anime Video Of Himself Stabbing AOC

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 10, 2021 38:00

    Republican congressman Rep. Paul Gosar posted an animated video depicting him stabbing Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and attacking President Joe Biden on a social media platform. In response, many are calling for his account to be suspended and for GOP leadership to intervene.  A new batch of subpoenas have been released targeting 10 high-ranking Trump associates including Trump senior advisor Stephen Miller and former White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany. With the DOJ yet to weigh in on the criminal contempt charges for Steve Bannon, some recipients have already indicated they will not comply with the subpoenas.   To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

    New Agenda Hurdles For Biden

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 9, 2021 38:48

    Ahead of the signing ceremony for his cornerstone legislative achievement, the $1.72 trillion infrastructure bill, President Biden is facing unfavorable polling numbers. A CNN poll shows a majority of American voters feel that Biden is focused on the wrong issues. Now, with the Build Back Better bill up next on the agenda, can progressives work with their moderate colleagues to pass the social safety net legislation and possibly turn Biden's approval rating around?   To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

    Pelosi Vows House Infrastructure Vote Tonight

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 6, 2021 38:17


    Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi vows the House will vote tonight on the infrastructure bill despite sources suggesting about twenty progressives could be prepared to vote “no.” Although progressives say the social safety net bill will provide meaningful impact on working class voters, splitting up the two packages up is not negotiable.  The jobs report is showing some economic recovery with the addition of 531,000 jobs in October. Although the unemployment rate fell to 4.6%, the lowest level since the economic recovery started in May 2020, millions are still sidelined by the pandemic-induced recession.   To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy


    Vote On Biden Agenda Likely Soon

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 5, 2021 38:35


    Sources say House Speaker Nancy Pelosi wants to vote on the $1.75 trillion social safety net bill tonight and the infrastructure bill tomorrow. Democratic Rep. Pramila Jayapal joins to discuss the status and strategy of both bills saying “we are now ready to pass both bills through.” Starting January 4th, certain health care workers, federal contractors, private businesses with 100 or more employees will all be mandated to have their employees get fully vaccinated against Covid-19. The White House announced that the vaccine rules will preempt any state or local laws which ban vaccine mandates or other measures to stop the spread of the virus.  To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy


    GOP Sweeps Virginia Offices Statewide

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 4, 2021 77:34


    Republicans win election races across the state of Virginia, from the Governor's seat to the attorney general's race. President Biden sidestepped responsibility suggesting the election results were a referendum on Congress, not his Build Back Better plan. Democrats did score mayoral victories as Eric Adams wins in New York City and Michelle Wu wins in Boston. With the 2021 election results now in, have the tides turned for the GOP?  To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy


    Biden Speaks Out At Climate Summit

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 3, 2021 75:38

    Major updates from the White House today after Biden spoke on the last day of the UN climate conference. President Biden expressed confidence he can receive a crucial vote from moderate Democratic Senator Joe Manchin on the sweeping spending bill. Further, Biden said Russia and China could have lost influence on the global stage by not attending the climate conference calling their absence a “big mistake.” With hours left before polls close in Virginia, early exit polls show what the electorate is feeling in a tight gubernatorial race. What does the early data coming in say about the state and even the country?   To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

    Controversial Announcements At Global Climate Conference

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 2, 2021 39:07

    Over 100 world leaders gathered in Glasgow to address what scientists call one of the world's biggest threats: climate change. Prime Minister Modi announced India would pledge to become carbon neutral by 2070. Some smaller island nations responded with tepid encouragement saying the targets don't go far enough. At the conference, President Biden apologized for the U.S. pulling out of the Paris Climate Accords during the Trump administration. A new court filing shows the breadth of documents former President Trump is attempting to keep from the January 6th House committee. New details in the lawsuit filed by Trump reveals he is seeking executive privilege to not release hundreds of pages of handwritten notes, draft documents, and daily logs his top advisers kept related to the capitol riot.  The Biden White House said it would not be in the best interest of the US to keep the documents secret and thus would not keep them private.    To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

    Biden Warms Up For G20 With High-Stakes Diplomacy

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 29, 2021 38:24

    The President bonded with the Pope and then tried to mend fences with Macron. Was he successful? Wolf reports live from the Vatican on Biden's “remarkable” day. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

    Watershed Moment In Biden Presidency

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 29, 2021 38:24


    President Biden and House Speaker Pelosi were unable to garner enough votes to pass the infrastructure bill after each speaking with members of congress today. Several key provisions have now been removed, but remaining items include childcare/universal pre-k, $555 billion in climate incentives, 3 years of ACA premium support, and $150 billion for affordable housing. Biden says without a doubt this legislation will determine his presidency in the coming weeks as he leaves for Europe to meet with world leaders on climate initiatives and further reposition the US on the international stage.   To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy


    Dems Likely To Cut Paid Family Leave From Biden Bill

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 28, 2021 38:49

    President Biden's economic and climate package is expected to head towards a more moderate compromise with the removal of key provisions like paid family leave, free tuition for community college, and marginal tax rate increases. Can democrats compromise before Biden heads to the United Nations soon?  Four years after the Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville exposed racism and anti-semitism, a case against the organizers for the injuries has begun. In a civil suit, plaintiffs claim that organizers knowingly planned for violence and should be held liable while the event organizers say that their march was protected by first amendment free speech.   To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

    Pfizer Children's Vaccine Receives FDA Adviser Approval

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 27, 2021 43:00

    Vaccine advisers to the FDA voted 17-0 to recommend emergency use authorization of Pfizer's Covid-19 vaccine in children ages 5-11.  As the FDA takes the committee's vote under consideration, emergency use authorization for young children will likely be given in the next several days. Biden is seeking unification amongst congressional democrats for his $1.72 trillion economic and climate package in the next several days before he leaves for the U.N. climate change conference. The White House is grappling with whether to scale back or eliminate entirely key elements like paid family leave, Medicaid and Medicare expansion, and determine the scale of climate provisions.  To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

    The Facebook Papers: Documents Detail Dangers To Democracy

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 26, 2021 38:41

    Whistleblower documents reveal damning picture of Facebook's role in the January 6 insurrection. Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen testified before the UK Parliament on Monday to discuss how Facebook allowed misinformation to be shared in the days leading up to the 2020 election and how such misinformation may have helped spark the January 6th insurrection as well as fanned flames of sectarianism around the world. The first Trump administration witness, former Justice Department official Jeffrey Clark, is expected to testify on Friday before the Jan 6. select committee. Clark is considered to be a central player in Trump's effort to overturn election results and Clark was directly in contact with Trump in the days leading up to the insurrection.    To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

    Alec Baldwin Involved In Fatal Prop Gun Shooting

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 23, 2021 38:36

    Actor Alec Baldwin discharged a prop weapon on the set of an upcoming film which has resulted in the death of Halyna Hutchins, 42, the film's director of photography, according to investigators. Many questions remain as authorities continue to investigate.   Ex DOJ official Jeffrey Clark is expected to testify in front of the Jan 6. select committee next week, making him the first trump administration official to comply with the committee's subpoena. The extent of Clark's talks with Trump in the days before the Capitol riot are not yet publicly known.  In a CNN town hall last night, President Biden shared updates on his social safety net plan including a provision which narrows paid parental leave down from 12 weeks to 4 weeks.    To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

    Bannon's Fate Now With Justice Department

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 22, 2021 39:12


    A critical milestone today as the House approved the Jan. 6 committee's report recommending Steve Bannon face criminal charges for defying a subpoena. The Justice Department's Attorney General Merrick Garland will now make the final decision on whether to prosecute. Will other Trump-aligned witnesses now cooperate? Democratic Rep. Adam Schiff, who serves on the House committee, joins to discuss Bannon's refusal to appear before Congress.  Biden will face voters in an exclusive CNN town hall Thursday in Baltimore, where he'll take questions as his administration continues to sell his ambitious legislative agenda to members of Congress and the nation. Biden is meeting this week with lawmakers to discuss the framework of these infrastructure proposals. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy


    Biden's Policy Plea

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 21, 2021 47:51


    “There is so much at stake, so much at stake.” President Biden urged democrats in congress to unify in order to pass his multi-trillion economic package. From his hometown of Scranton, Biden outlined democratic spending including universal pre-K, Medicare and Medicaid expansion, child tax credit, clean energy incentives, and more. Can Biden win the requisite number of votes? The President sits down for a CNN town hall tomorrow night.  The NBA is the latest terrain for public health and personal choice as Brooklyn Nets star Kyrie Irving is sidelined until he complies with New York City's COVID-19 vaccine mandate.  Kareem Abdul-Jabbar joins to discuss the latest reactions within the sports and entertainment worlds.  To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy


    The Vote To Hold Bannon In Criminal Contempt

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 20, 2021 38:35

    The clash between executive and legislative powers continues as the January 6th Committee is set to vote on whether to hold Steve Bannon in criminal contempt for defying a subpoena. Congress is looking for documents and records of conversations Bannon had with Trump in the days leading up to the capitol riots but Bannon is yet to provide them. The details of Bannon's claims and more are examined tonight as the vote fast approaches.  President Biden has outlined new priorities for the spending bill including dropping tuition-free community college. A new price tag and provisions are emerging as the president seeks to overhaul the social safety net.        To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

    Remembering The Life And Legacy Of Colin Powell

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 19, 2021 51:18


    News of former Secretary of State Colin Powell's death prompted an outpouring of grief that reflects the profound admiration of a statesman unique in so may ways. President Biden said Powell will be remembered as one of our great Americans. Bob Woodward joins to remember the “reluctant warrior."  Steve Bannon refuses to comply with the January 6th Select Committee's subpoena. The committee will vote tomorrow night on whether Bannon should be referred to the Justice Department for criminal contempt. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy


    Source: indicted capitol officer allegedly obstructed justice

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 16, 2021 42:54


    Biden promotes agenda in Connecticut as Dems are still struggling to reach a final deal, FDA advisers recommend all adult J&J vaccine recipients get a second dose at least two months after the first, Bill Clinton to stay another night in hospital for treatment To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy


    January 6 2021 panel moves to hold Steve Bannon In Criminal Contempt

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 15, 2021 43:17

    January 6 2021 panel moves to hold Steve Bannon in criminal contempt;FDA vaccine advises unanimously recommend Monderna boosters; New union strike adding to economic pressure on Biden; January 6 panel now moving to hold Steve Bannon in criminal contempt as Trump ally defies subpoena deadline: Trump urges Republicans not to vote in 2022 and 2024 if his bogus election fraud claims aren't solved; To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

    The Jan 6 CMTE Subpoenas Ex-DOJ Official Who Aided Trump's Coup

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 14, 2021 42:59


    The January 6 committee has subpoenaed former Department of Justice official Jeffrey Clark, who aided in Former President Donald Trump's attempted coup. Clark was key to Trump's efforts to overturn the 2020 election. CNN reports that ex-acting Attorney General Jeffrey Rosen, who pushed back on Trump's bid to overturn the election, is meeting with the January 6 committee. Ex-Trump aides Steve Bannon and Kash Patel are scheduled for deposition tomorrow and Mark Meadows and Dan Scavino are due for deposition on Friday.  Wolf Blitzer has a one-on-one interview with January 6 committee member, Rep. Adam Schiff. Schiff calls republicans "insurrectionists in suits and ties" and says that there is a cowardliness in the GOP.  The January 6 committee is unified in seeking criminal charges for Trump allies defying critical subpoena and deposition deadlines this week.  The White House has formally rejected Trump's latest executive privilege request in the January 6 investigation.  President Joe Biden responds to the crisis threatening the economy, amid the agenda stalemate. Biden announces new moves to ease the crisis in delivery of supplies that's limiting goods and raising prices.  Shatner says to CNN that he is "overwhelmed" after his flight to the edge of space.  To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy


    Texas Governor Bans All Cover Vaccine Mandates in State

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 13, 2021 38:27

    Brooklyn Nets bench Kyrie Irving until he's vaccinated. Any moment: House vote on short term extension of debt limit. Coroner: Gabby Petito's cause of death was strangulation. Jan. 6th committee feels “urgency” to move to criminal contempt if subpoena targets don't comply. Raiders coach resigns after homophobic, racist, misogynistic emails. Kim Jong Un vows to build “invincible” military while flanked by weapons, blames U.S. for tensions. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

    FDA Asked To Authorize First Pill To Treat Covid-19

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 12, 2021 37:46

    President Joe Biden is struggling to unify this party and salvage his agenda as the clock ticks and his public approval fades.  The FDA has been asked by Merck to authorize the first pill to treat Covid-19. Merck says that the experimental pill cuts the covid death risk in half. However cases, deaths and hospitalizations are starting to decline as the United States may be turning the corner in the pandemic. FDA advisers are to meet this week about Moderna and Johnson & Johnson boosters.  Former President Donald Trump and his enablers keep peddling the election fraud lie ahead of 2024, as the investigation of the insurrection intensifies. Schiff says that the January 6 committee should get Trump documents "very soon." Also, the January 6 panel is considering criminal contempt for Steve Bannon and other Trump allies who defy their subpoenas. The second-ranking House Republican Steve Scalise refuses to say that the 2020 election was not stolen, as GOP Senator Grassley embraces Trump's support at an Iowa rally, where Trump teases a 2024 run. Bill Maher warned of Trump's "slow coup" in a dark prediction for 2024 presidential election.   Trump sends a birthday video demanding "justice" for the Capitol rioter Ashli Babbit over her January 6 death. Southwest cancels more than 2,000 flight and delays continue.  To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

    Trump to assert executive privilege over January 6 committee

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 9, 2021 38:23

    Biden on defensive over economy, blames Covid-19 for disappointing jobs report, Police say they're not in possession of phones Petito and Laundrie used on their road trip, U.S. averaging under 100,000 new Coronavirus cases for first time since August To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

    Report: Trump Lawyer Tells Allies Not Comply With Subpoenas;

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 8, 2021 38:44

    Report: Trump lawyer tells allies not comply with subpoenas; Senate to vote soon on short-term extension of debt limit; Pfizer asks FDA authorize COVID vaccine for kids ages 5-11 Washington Post: Trump lawyer tells allies not to comply with subpoenas from January 6 committee; 4 Trump Loyalist appears poised to defy subpoenas in January 6 probe as Trump indicates he'll exert executive privilege; To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

    Senate Democrats Say They'll Accept GOP Compromise On Debt Limit

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 7, 2021 38:34

    The Senate Democrats say that they'll accept a GOP compromise about the debt limit to end the standoff. This will temporarily avert the catastrophic default on the United States debt. According to a source, Mitch McConnell floated an offer to break stalemate amid fears that Democrats Manchin and Sinema may flip under pressure and agree to gut the filibuster.  The White House downplays the GOP offer saying "we don't need to kick the can" about the debt limit.  The January 6 panel can't find the ex-Trump aide Dan Scavino as the subpoena deadline nears. Scavino and three other Trump allies face deadline to comply with subpoenas and submit documents. Former President Donald Trump slams the January 6 committee's subpoena deadline and says "the real insurrection happened on November 3."  Gabby Petito's parents say that Petito's body was found not far from where her van was last seen, only minutes away. New questions about the timing of Brain Laundrie's disappearance as the police confirm car found outside the nature reserve on September 14.  The Facebook whistleblower to testify before the January 6 committee.  According to police, a Texas school shooting suspect is in custody and will face three charges of assault with a deadly weapon.  To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

    Facebook Whistle Blower Unleashes Damning Revelations

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 6, 2021 38:27

    Facebook whistle blower unleashes damning revelations; Biden hits the road to sell stalled agenda; Brain Laundrie's sister speaks out Facebook whistleblower testifies on capitol hill, claims company harms children, weakens democracy; Whistleblower compares Facebook to cigarettes, opioids; To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

    Facebook Suffers Outage As Company Comes Under Fire

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 5, 2021 38:56

    President Joe Biden says that a debt default "would take our economy over a cliff." The United States is barreling towards a debt default as congress deadlocks and experts warn of an economic catastrophe. Biden says that he can't guarantee that a debt limit disaster will be averted and "that's up to Mitch McConnell." Biden also slams "hypocritical, dangerous and disgraceful" congressional Republicans amid the debt limit standoff. Biden has met with the progressives as Democrats scramble to rescue his agenda from the brink.  Sen. Chuck Schumer says that the Senate "must get a bill to the president's desk" extending the debt ceiling by the end of the week. Manchin says that "they shouldn't rule out anything, we just can't let the debt ceiling lapse" and "the filibuster has nothing to do with the debt ceiling." Facebook, along with Instagram and Whatsapp, suffer an outage as the company comes under fire. As Facebook reels amid a major platform outage, a bombshell whistleblower report is alleging a possible cover up. The whistleblower is alleging that Facebook has buried evidence of platforms spreading hatred, violence and misinformation. The whistleblower also alleges that Facebook prioritized profit over public good.  To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

    Pelosi Gambling On Biden Agenda, Plans To Move Foward With Infrastructure vote;

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 1, 2021 38:30


    Pelosi gambling on Biden agenda, plan to move forward with infrastructure vote tonight as progressives threaten to tank it; Soon Biden to sign bill averting government shutdown after congress passed it just hours ahead on deadline; House majority leader: Infrastructure vote still on for tonight, won't take place until after 9pm; Key democrat Sen Manchin firm on 1.5 trillion as top price tag for Biden's 3.5 trillion economic agenda; To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy


    Gen. Milley Again Contradicts Biden, Talks Of Trumps Final Days

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 30, 2021 38:34


    Gen. Milley contradicts President Joe Biden again and speaks about former President Donald Trump's final days. Milley was not consulted when Trump initially ordered a total troop withdrawal from Afghanistan by mid-January 2021. Top generals again contradict Biden in testimony and say that they wanted 2,500 troops to stay in Afghanistan.  Judge suspends Britney Spears' father as her conservator and appoints an accountant to temporarily oversee her estate,  Pelosi and Schumer rush to the White House to meet with Biden as Democrat divisions deepen ahead of a critical vote on Biden's agenda. Pelosi and Schumer scrapped a planned phone call with Biden and opted for a face-to-face talk at the White House instead.  Sen. Joe Manchin rejected Pelosi's call for a deal on the economic package ahead of the key vote on Thursday. Manchin says that he will not budge before Thursday's vote and won't support "trillions in spending or an all or nothing approach."  The House votes to extend the debt ceiling until December. The bill is expected to fail in the Senate.  Top United States military leaders are questioned on Capitol Hill for a second day about the chaotic Afghanistan withdrawal.  To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy


    U.S. Military Leaders Testify On Afghanistan, Contradict Biden

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 29, 2021 38:32

    Senators grill top United States military leaders on chaotic Afghanistan exit and the military leaders contradict President Joe Biden. They say that they thought 2,500 troops should stay in Afghanistan. Military leaders acknowledge missteps in Afghanistan exit.  Centcom chief warns War on Terror isn't over.  A top United States general defends China and calls in former President Donald Trump's final days. He says he personally informed senior officials of call to China. Gen. Milley says that that the United States evacuation from Afghanistan was "a logistical success, but a strategic failure." Milley says he wouldn't resign because his advice was not followed. The Pentagon chief says that he "didn't plan for Afghanistan [to] collapse in 11 days." Milley says he is "not qualified" to determine Trump's mental health.  Wolf Blitzer has a one-on-one with former National Security Adviser John Bolton. Bolton on Trump's "peace deal" with the Taliban.  Divided democrats are heading for a showdown over the Biden agenda. Biden tries to salvage endangered agenda.  Former President Barack Obama breaks ground on his presidential center. Biden scraps Chicago travel plans as his legislative agenda hangs in the balance.  Pfizer submits data to FDA on vaccine for young children.  To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

    Millions now eligible for boosters amid new confusion

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 25, 2021 42:59

    Four Trump loyalists hit with first subpoenas for witness testimony by January 6 committee, CDC director backs boosters for at-risk, frontline workers after vaccine advisers recommend against it, Biden says democrats are at a "stalemate" as his economic agenda hangs in the balance To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

    Biden Admin Ramps Up Haitian Deportations Amid Backlash

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 24, 2021 42:54


    The Biden Administration ramps up Haitian migrants deportation flights amid backlash. According to the Department of Homeland Security, 12 flights have returned 1,400 migrants to Haiti. CNN gets the Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas and Haitian Ambassadors reaction to the United States migrant policy. The Department of Homeland Security has temporarily suspended the use of horse patrol in Del Rio after outrage sparked over the aggressive confrontation with Haitian migrants. The Unites States special envoy to Haiti resigns, citing the "inhumane" decision to deport thousands of Haitian migrants from the United States border. Haitian ambassador tells President Joe Biden to "look at Haiti differently."  CNN is on the scene of the makeshift migrant camp at the border. Democrats tout a new "framework" to pay for the Biden agenda, but it lacks details amid infighting over the Biden agenda. Nancy Pelosi says it's "not about the price tag" but it's about what's in the bill. Pelosi is "not saying" that the $3.5 trillion spending bill will be finished by Monday. Rep. Gottheimer says he's "optimistic we'll get there by Monday" on key Biden agenda bills.  The CDC advisers are now endorsing booster shots for the elderly and many others at high risk.  To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy


    Pelosi, Schumer Report “Good Progress” in Their Talks with Biden

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 23, 2021 38:31


    Now: Biden meets with progressives, capping day of talks with warring Dems at critical moment for his agenda. Biden administration scrambling to contain fallout amid bipartisan criticism. DHS releases some Haitian migrants into U.S. as crisis deepens. Trump sues niece, NYT for $100 million over disclosure of tax documents as he faces a barrage of other legal battles. CDC advisers will wait for FDA decision before further discussion about boosters. Dive team searches at Florida nature preserve as manhunt for Gabby Petite's fiancé intensifies. George W. Bush to hold fundraiser for Liz Cheney as he ramps up his public opposition to Trump. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy


    Progressive Democrats Threaten to Tank Biden's Agenda

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 22, 2021 42:58


    Progressive democrats dig in and threaten to tank President Joe Biden's agenda. Rep. Jayapal says she told Nancy Pelosi that progressives haven't changed their view and will vote "no" on Biden's infrastructure bill. The key house vote is a make-or-break moment for Biden's agenda, is happening soon. The house vote on the bill is to avert the government shutdown and to suspend debt limit as democrats set up showdown with the GOP. BIden's domestic agenda is in jeopardy as he seeks to bolster his global agenda at the U.N. Biden promises the U.N. a new era of "relentless diplomacy" amid diplomatic rift with France. France accuses the United States of "breach of trust." The French ambassador speaks with CNN about the tensions with the United States over submarine deal. According to the French ambassador, the U.S-UK-Australia submarine deal is a "stab in the back."  The Department of Homeland Security was "horrified" by the video of border patrol agents on horseback chasing and confronting migrants.  Former President Donald Trump team's plan for Former Vice President Mike Pence to overturn election has been revealed. CNN shows new proof that Trump tried to orchestrate a coup.  The coroner's office confirms Gabby Petito's remains and rules her death a homicide.  To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy


    Covid Death Toll in U.S. Surpasses 1918 Flu Pandemic

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 21, 2021 38:25


    Pfizer: lower dose of Covid vaccine safe and effective for children ages 5-11. Woodward book: Trump team was unable to convince his closest Senate allies to vote against certifying 2020 election. Trump accuses top U.S. general of “treason” for trying to reassure China amid former president's erratic behavior. Now: Biden in NYC for critical U.N. meeting amid foreign policy turmoil, threats to domestic agenda. Dems staring down deadlines to avert a Government shutdown and act on debt limit amid divisions over Biden agenda. FBI: search of Brian Laundrie family home has concluded. Member of CIA chief's team reported mysterious Havana syndrome symptoms on recent trip to India. Anderson Cooper on his new book about the Vanderbilts. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy


    FDA Advisers Vote To Recommend COVID Boosters For People 65+

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 18, 2021 38:32

    FDA adviser vote to recommend COVID boosters for people 65+; and high risk individuals, reject for general public; Setback for White house as FDA panel rejects booster for all; Pentagon admits Kabul strike killed 10 civilians, not terrorist; Heavy security in DC ahead of pro-insurrectonist rally; Department of Defense: Kabul strike killing 3 adults, 7 children "A tragic mistake" To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

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