Early voting begins in some Georgia counties as Raphael Warnock and Herschel Walker sprint to December 6 runoff

CNN — A week-long early voting period begins Saturday in select Georgia counties as Democratic Sen. Raphael Warnock and Republican challenger Herschel Walker enter a week-and-a-half post-Thanksgiving sprint for their Dec. 6 election. Unlike the 2021 runoff, Senate control is not at stake, with Democrats having already won 50 seats and Vice President Kamala Harris … Read more

Trump hosted Holocaust denier to Mar-a-Lago club alongside Ye, a week after announcing 2024 run

CNN — Former President Donald Trump hosted white nationalist and Holocaust denier Nick Fuentes and rapper Kanye West at his Mar-a-Lago estate this week, demonstrating his continued willingness to partner with figures who have well-publicized anti-Semitic views as he embarks on another run for the White House. West, who has legally changed his name to … Read more

President Joe Biden rails against access to assault weapons after recent spate of shootings

CNN — President Joe Biden said on Thursday he would work with Congress to “try to get rid of assault weapons” after a recent spate of shootings in the United States. “The idea (that) we still allow the purchase of semi-automatic weapons is sick, it’s just sick. It has no redeeming social value, zero, none. … Read more

E. Jean Carroll sues Trump for battery and defamation as lookback window for adult sex abuse survivors’ suits opens in New York

CNN — Former E. magazine columnist Jean Carroll has sued former President Donald Trump for assault and defamation under a new New York law that allows adults alleging sexual assault to file charges years after the offensive. Carroll filed the lawsuit on Thursday, the first day civil suits can be brought under the new law, … Read more

Kamala Harris dives into Asian diplomacy amid questions back home about her political future

Palawan, Philippines CNN — Vice President Kamala Harris sticks to her script as she responds to what Democrats hope will once again be their biggest campaigner: Donald Trump and his third run for the White House. “The president said he intends to run and if he does, I will run with him,” she told CNN … Read more

Mary Peltola seeks to thwart Sarah Palin as Alaska tabulates ranked choice voting results

CNN — Alaska Rep. Mary Peltola, the Democrat who won a special election that sent her to Congress this summer, will once again thwart former Gov. Sarah Palin’s bid for a political comeback. CNN forecast on Wednesday that Peltola would win the race for the Alaska seat overall after the state’s vote tally, beating Palin … Read more

Another mass shooting highlights America’s stubborn gun control divide

A version of this story appears in CNN’s What Matters newsletter. To receive it in your inbox, subscribe for free here. Washington CNN — America’s shameful tradition of gun violence resurfaced Tuesday night at a Walmart in Chesapeake, Virginia. At least six people were killed at the store, local officials say, with four other victims … Read more

Citgo 6: How the US government brought seven Americans home

CNN — On October 1, five of the so-called Citgo 6s were awakened early in their Venezuelan prison by a guard telling them to “dress properly”. The men put on their yellow prison suits – “We called it our ‘Minion’ suit,” Jose Pereira said – before the prison warden ordered them to change into civilian … Read more

McCarthy demands DHS Secretary Mayorkas’ resignation over border issues and warns of potential impeachment inquiry

CNN — Kevin McCarthy on Tuesday demanded the resignation of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas and warned of possible impeachment proceedings if he does not step down, marking the House Republican leader’s strongest comments on the issue to date as he works to lock in votes for his position as president. . McCarthy, speaking at … Read more

Lindsey Graham testifies before Georgia grand jury investigating 2020 election aftermath

CNN — South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham appeared before a Georgia grand jury on Tuesday investigating efforts to nullify the 2020 election. Fulton County prosecutors, who are investigating efforts by former President Donald Trump and his allies to overturn the results of the 2020 election in the state of Peach, have long wanted to question … Read more