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

US Iran envoy highlights CNN’s report on rapes of activists in detention

CNN — The top US diplomat for Iran pointed to CNN’s sexual violence investigation which uncovered sexual assaults on male and female activists, calling the reports “unspeakable”. Robert Malley, the US special envoy for Iran, said the regime would not succeed in its efforts to crush protests that have spread across the country over the … 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

Mar-a-Lago documents: Appeals court hearing to determine future of special master for Trump’s Mar-a-Lago documents

CNN — As former President Donald Trump faces the new reality of a special counsel leading Justice Department investigations into his conduct, a federal appeals court will hear arguments on Tuesday about whether it should remove what was was a notable obstacle in one of the investigations. The 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals will … Read more

‘Window-shopping’ GOP elites weigh Trump — and the alternatives — at high-profile Vegas gathering

CNN — Former President Donald Trump is set to address the influential Republican Jewish Coalition on Saturday, days after becoming the first declared GOP nominee in the 2024 presidential campaign. But the lustrous ballroom of the opulent Venetian hotel in Las Vegas will teem with rivals — including Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis’ top potential foe … Read more

Biden granddaughter’s wedding offers youthful spin for president turning 80

CNN — President Joe Biden turns 80 this weekend, but the big party at the White House will be for an entirely different, younger occasion. Naomi Biden, Biden’s eldest granddaughter, is set to wed Peter Neal on the White House South Lawn on Saturday. One day after the nuptials, Biden will mark his place in … Read more

First on CNN: Incoming GOP chair investigating Biden family businesses won’t subpoena President Biden

CNN — The top House Republican set to investigate the Biden family said Thursday he does not plan to issue President Joe Biden with a subpoena although he is prepared to issue one to his son, Hunter. “There are no plans to subpoena Joe Biden. There are plans to subpoena Hunter Biden,” GOP Rep. Jim … Read more

Kenneth Smith: Execution of Alabama death row prisoner is called off, state official says

CNN — The execution of Alabama death row inmate Kenneth Smith was canceled Thursday night, a state corrections official said, citing time constraints caused by a late-night court battle. The execution was called off at approximately 11:20 p.m. local time “due to time constraints resulting from the delay in court proceedings,” the Alabama Department of … Read more

6 takeaways from former Vice President Mike Pence’s CNN town hall

CNN — Former Vice President Mike Pence at a CNN town hall on Wednesday refused to pledge support for former President Donald Trump’s 2024 campaign and left the door open to seeking the Republican nomination himself. Speaking a day after the publication of his memoir, ‘So help me God,’ Pence was mostly shy when discussing … Read more

Iranian hackers compromise US government network in crypto currency-generating scheme, officials say

CNN — Iranian government-sponsored hackers compromised the network of an unnamed US federal government agency beginning in February, stealing passwords from the network and installing software to generate cryptocurrency, officials said on Wednesday. Americans. Although the hack likely began in February, Department of Homeland Security officials responded to the breach in June to clean up … Read more