House passes first major federal gun safety legislation in decades, bill will next go to Biden for signature

CNN — The House on Friday passed a bipartisan gun violence bill that amounts to the first major federal gun safety legislation in decades. The final tally was 234 to 193 with 14 Republicans voting with Democrats to approve the measure. Now that the House has passed the bill, it will go to President Joe … Read more

Opinion: America was lucky Trump didn’t seize control of the DOJ

Editor’s note: Elliot Williams is a CNN legal analyst. He is a former Assistant Deputy Attorney General in the Department of Justice and is currently Director of The Raben Group, a public affairs firm. Follow him on Twitter @elliotcwilliams. He served as a Justice Department prosecutor from 2004 to 2007 and Assistant Deputy Attorney General … Read more

Trump’s allies claim they were assured editorial input before filmmaker was subpoenaed

Strange Chet/Getty Images CNN — Several of Donald Trump’s closest allies sat down for interviews with a British filmmaker during his final weeks as president after being assured they had editorial input on the final product, according to two people familiar with the situation, a claim that the filmmaker’s team has denied. Several people said … Read more

Families of unlawfully detained Americans left with mixed emotions after Blinken tried to reassure them in call

CNN — Secretary of State Antony Blinken did not promise a meeting with President Joe Biden on Wednesday for the families of Americans held hostage and wrongfully detained abroad, but he sought to assure them that the administration is doing everything work to bring their loved ones home, according to a senior State Department official … Read more

Barack and Michelle Obama ink deal with Amazon’s Audible

New York CNN Business  —  The Obamas are heading to Audible. Higher Ground — Barack and Michelle Obama’s production company — signed an exclusive multi-year first-look production deal with Audible, Amazon’s audiobook and podcast service. It gives Audible first dibs on Higher Ground content and includes multiple audio projects that will be distributed worldwide. Financial … Read more

What to expect January 6 hearings day 4: Inside the state pressure campaign

CNN — The House Select Committee investigating the January 6, 2021 attack on the United States Capitol turns its attention on Tuesday to the campaign to pressure state officials to overturn the results 2020 elections. The hearing will focus in particular on then-President Donald Trump’s efforts to overturn the results in Arizona and Georgia – … Read more

Analysis: America is on edge, and that’s bad news for the White House

CNN — If Americans are “really, really depressed,” as President Joe Biden suggests, it’s hardly surprising. Many key aspects of economic, social and national life that were once seen as certainties of proper functioning are irrelevant. The Covid-19 pandemic, while easing its deadly grip, has left a complicated legacy of challenges that still disrupt daily … Read more

January 6 committee chairman says witnesses have described conversations between extremists and Trump’s orbit

Washington CNN — The Democratic chairman of the House Select Committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the U.S. Capitol said Thursday the panel will introduce witnesses describing conversations between extremist groups and members of the orbit of the former President Donald Trump. Asked by CNN’s Jake Tapper if there are “any witnesses who … Read more

Rick Scott drops tax increase proposal from revised ‘Rescue America’ plan

CNN — Florida Republican Senator Rick Scott has dropped his proposal forcing low-income Americans to pay at least some federal income tax in his revised package for the country, after facing heavy criticism from from fellow Republicans in Washington, President Joe Biden and Democrats. In his updated “Rescue America” ​​platform, Scott, the chairman of the … Read more

January 6 panel eyes Trump’s culpability as hearings begin

CNN — With public hearings kicking off this week, the House Select Committee investigating Jan. 6 is focusing on former President Donald Trump and preparing to use its platform to claim he was responsible. serious abuses of power that almost upended American democracy. The committee’s central mission has been to uncover the full extent of … Read more