This is the daily cost in unpaid federal wages during a shutdown

CNN 2019-02-12 15:37:00

When the government closes, an average of about $275 million dollars in compensation to federal employees is delayed per day, according to an analysis of agency staffing and pay data by CNN. All told, more than $9 billion in compensation went unpaid to federal employees during the 35-day shutdown over a demand by President Trump for funding to build a wall between Mexico and the United States.

The 2020 Democratic field is more liberal than past years

CNN 2019-02-13 02:03:06

A look at the policy positions of the 2020 Democratic field suggests this group of candidates and potential contenders is further left than those running in previous cycles.

Live updates: Howard Schultz takes questions at CNN town hall - CNNPolitics

CNN 2019-02-13 02:01:18

Former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz participates in a CNN town hall in Houston. Follow here for the latest.

Trump, Cuomo discuss abortion, taxes, infrastructure in Oval Office meeting

CNN 2019-02-13 01:26:40

President Donald Trump met behind closed doors with Democratic New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo for a wide-ranging conversation Tuesday on several topics of disagreement.

In border deal, Democrats gave too much away

CNN 2019-02-13 00:23:53

Democrats may have temporarily averted another government shutdown but they have once again reloaded the Republicans favored weapon, argues Michelle García: the border as a rhetorical tool to whip up their base

With attack on BBC cameraman, Trump s anti-media speech has been weaponized

CNN 2019-02-12 23:59:31

After the attack on BBC cameraman Ron Skeans, Rosa Prince writes that Trump s anti-media speech has emboldened violent indviduals. And as the 2020 race begins, it seems that, while Skeans was the first, he may not be the last victim of Trump s war against the press.

Howard Schultz needs to find a way to gain traction -- and soon

CNN 2019-02-12 22:50:00

When former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz takes the TV stage to promote a possible presidential run at a CNN Town Hall with Poppy Harlow tonight, he ll be emulating the last independent White House hopeful to capture a significant share of the vote, H. Ross Perot.

Howard Schultz to appear in CNN town hall with Poppy Harlow

CNN 2019-02-12 22:32:52

Former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz enters Tuesday night s CNN town hall with Poppy Harlow in Houston as one of the most talked about -- and controversial -- possible candidates for President in 2020.

Press advocacy groups condemn attack on BBC cameraman at Trump rally

CNN 2019-02-12 22:20:10

The BBC says that one of its photojournalists was attacked Monday while covering President Donald Trump s rally in El Paso, Texas.

Trump floats new tradition: 4th of July parade that already exists

CNN 2019-02-12 21:40:41

President Donald Trump wasn t able to cut a deal for a grandiose Veterans Day military parade, but this year, he says he aims to start a new 4th of July tradition.

McConnell promises a vote on Democrats Green New Deal

CNN 2019-02-12 21:37:45

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell wants to force Democrats to weigh in on a sweeping climate change and economic overhaul proposal jointly introduced last week by high-profile freshman Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Massachusetts Sen. Ed Markey.

What needs to happen now to avert a government shutdown

CNN 2019-02-12 20:43:35

A tentative border security deal has been agreed to on Capitol Hill, but there is still more work to be done in Washington before a partial government shutdown can be averted -- and there are plenty of opportunities along the way for a deal to be derailed.

Butterfly conservationists ask court to stop border wall construction

CNN 2019-02-12 19:50:35

The North American Butterfly Association is asking a federal court to halt the government s border wall construction in the Rio Grande Valley, arguing that the construction is interfering with its property rights.

Historian: The case for Howard Schultz

CNN 2019-02-12 19:36:20

The conventional wisdom on a potential presidential run by Howard Schultz misses the point, says historian Jeremi Suri. Third-party figures historically have reflected weaknesses of the main-party candidates from the start, he says.

How Democrats are handing Donald Trump a viable path to a second term

CNN 2019-02-12 19:19:51

Donald Trump is, by all measures, going to have a very difficult time winning a second term next November. He lost the popular vote in 2016 by almost 3 million votes. He s a deeply polarizing figure whose job approval ratings have never crested 50% in his presidency to date. He could face a serious primary challenge.

New regulation will make H-1B visa program more effective

CNN 2019-02-12 18:35:15

New regulations created by the Department of Homeland Security will set us on a path toward a modernized and more effective H-1B program based on merit to the maximum degree allowed by law, L. Francis Cissna says.

Dow soars 300 points on shutdown and oil deals

CNN 2019-02-12 18:18:14

Wall Street on Tuesday cheered a reversal of two trends that had been weighing on investors: US politics and oil.

Live updates: El Chapo jury reaches verdict - CNN

CNN 2019-02-12 17:18:24

A jury will decide the fate of Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzmán Loera — the Mexican drug lord who allegedly pocketed nearly $14 billion as the decades-long head of the murderous Sinaloa cartel. Follow here for the latest.

Trump weighs options after deal falls short of his demands

CNN 2019-02-12 16:33:13

President Donald Trump must soon decide whether he can accept the border security deal struck by congressional negotiators that falls far short of his original demands.

Susan Collins defends her Kavanaugh vote

CNN 2019-02-12 16:21:46

Republican Sen. Susan Collins, a supporter of abortion rights who cast a critical vote to confirm Justice Brett Kavanaugh, tells CNN she does not believe he will ultimately vote to overturn Roe v Wade.

The 50 most eye-popping lines from Donald Trump s El Paso speech

CNN 2019-02-12 16:13:57

President Donald Trump stopped in El Paso, Texas, on Monday night to highlight the need for a border wall -- and to begin his 2020 campaign for reelection in earnest.

This is the daily cost in unpaid federal wages during a shutdown

CNN 2019-02-12 15:37:00

When the government closes, an average of about $275 million dollars in compensation to federal employees is delayed per day, according to an analysis of agency staffing and pay data by CNN. All told, more than $9 billion in compensation went unpaid to federal employees during the 35-day shutdown over a demand by President Trump for funding to build a wall between Mexico and the United States.

Border security deal: What s included

CNN 2019-02-12 15:21:24

Bipartisan congressional negotiators announced Monday night a deal over border security spending that, if signed, would prevent a government shutdown at the end of the week.

NASA astronaut Mark Kelly launches Senate campaign

CNN 2019-02-12 14:06:43

Former NASA astronaut Mark Kelly announced that he is running for US Senate in Arizona.

Why a national emergency freaks out the GOP

CNN 2019-02-12 13:40:09

As the Feb. 15 deadline looms for Congress to reach an agreement on border-security funding, there is renewed optimism for a potential deal.

BBC says its cameraman was attacked at Trump rally

CNN 2019-02-12 13:23:50

The BBC says that one of its photojournalists was attacked Monday while covering President Donald Trump s rally in El Paso, Texas.

Top Dem negotiator says no one got everything they wanted in compromise deal

CNN 2019-02-12 12:14:42

One of the lead Democratic negotiators of the border security deal said Tuesday that the tentative agreement reached late Monday night after weeks of talks is a "compromise."

Trump rails against Green New Deal and socialism in 2020 rally

CNN 2019-02-12 10:41:23

President Donald Trump kicked off the 2020 campaign season Monday in the border city of El Paso, Texas, just as negotiators on Capitol Hill appeared to have reached a deal to keep the government fully open past Friday s deadline.

Washington braces for Trump to weigh in on shutdown deal

CNN 2019-02-12 06:42:46

It s not just Mexico that isn t paying for the wball -- Congress isn t either, apparently. But President Donald Trump isn t ready to break it to his supporters just yet.

Hannity questions garbage compromise as lawmakers seek to avoid shutdown

CNN 2019-02-12 05:39:20

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Beto O Rourke clashes with Trump over border wall in dueling events

CNN 2019-02-12 04:29:47

Beto O Rourke challenged President Donald Trump in his most direct and public way yet Monday, lambasting Trump s calls for a border wall on a stage a little more than a football field away from Trump s rally here.

Treasury says you ll get your refund -- even if there s a shutdown

CNN 2019-02-11 22:17:38

The Trump administration is taking steps to make sure American taxpayers won t feel the impact if the White House and Congress can t avert a second partial government shutdown this week.

Starbucks doing fine without Howard Schultz

CNN 2019-02-11 20:23:26

Starbucks shares are at an all-time high and CEO Kevin Johnson and his management team deserve more of the credit for that than former CEO and possible 2020 presidential candidate Howard Schultz.

What Howard Schultz -- or any independent -- needs to have a real shot

CNN 2019-02-08 19:54:13

Americans want more choices at the ballot box, say former governors Bob Kerrey and Christine Todd Whitman, who offer a roadmap for how to start making it happen.

Sorry, Howard Schultz, you re a billionaire

CNN 2019-02-06 17:59:33

The former Starbucks CEO wants to be called just a "man of means." It s one of the more grotesque incarnations of a particularly facile sort of grievance politics that equates having your feelings hurt with actual oppression, writes Jill Filipovic.

A look at Trump s claims about El Paso - CNN Video

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CNN s Ed Lavandera speaks to the people of El Paso, Texas, as President Donald Trump claims violent crime decreased in the border town because of barriers built at the US-Mexico border.

Schultz deletes tweet of column smearing Dems - CNN Video

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Former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz said he deleted a tweet promoting a column that included denigrating references to two Democratic senators because he doesn t "want to get into the mud with anybody."

Howard Schultz: President Trump is despicable   - CNN Video

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Former Starbucks Chairman and CEO Howard Schultz reacts in one-word answers to lawmakers, both past and present, and their leadership styles.

Trump claims responsibility for first shutdown - CNN Video

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President Trump told reporters that he accepts responsibility for the first government shutdown over border wall funding, but said if the government shuts down again, it is the Democrats fault.

Late-night comics tackle battle for Trump s wall - CNN Video

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Late-night hosts poke fun at President Trump s battle for a border wall and Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) saying she smoked marijuana in the past.

Howard Schultz: I should be paying more taxes - CNN Video

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Former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz talks about his proposed tax plan after previously opposing Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez s plan to raise the marginal tax rate on the very rich.

2020 Democrats face the most diverse electorate in history

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Over the past decade, the electorate in the Democratic presidential primary has grown more racially diverse, better educated and more heavily tilted toward female voters, an extensive new CNN analysis of exit poll data has found.

Race and the 2020 presidential election - CNN Video

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CNN s Kyung Lah explores how much of a factor race plays in the 2020 presidential election as Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) is questioned over her "blackness" and President Donald Trump continues to attack Sen. Elizabeth Warren s (D-MA) claims of American Indian heritage.

Trump, conservative groups targeting progressive Dems - CNN Video

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Three freshmen members of Congress have become the face of progressives in America, a factor President Trump and some conservatives are looking to capitalize on in 2020. CNN s Tom Foreman reports.