Macron versus Le Pen: the second round of the French presidential election explained

Paris CNN — It’s Macron against Le Pen, second round. The French presidential election will be a rematch of the 2017 contest, when far-right Marine Le Pen took on political newcomer Emmanuel Macron. Macron won this race by nearly two votes to one. But while the candidates remain the same, the 2022 race looks very … Read more

Opinion: The ironic story of who actually cheated in their 2020 votes

Editor’s note: Nicole Hemmer is a Columbia University Research Associate on the Obama Presidency Oral History Project and author of “Messengers from the Right: Conservative Media and the Transformation of American Politics.” She co-hosts the “Past Present” and “This Day in Esoteric Political History” history podcasts and is a co-producer of the “Welcome To Your … Read more

Redistricting in Florida: Ron DeSantis takes Democrats out of the equation

A version of this story appeared in CNN’s What Matters newsletter. To receive it in your inbox, subscribe for free here. Washington CNN — It’s a funny time to be a Democrat in Florida. Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis has proposed an aggressive partisan shuffling of state congressional boundaries that will likely help his party win … Read more

Iowa judge rules Senate candidate Abby Finkenauer can’t run in Democratic primary

CNN — An Iowa judge ruled on Sunday that Democratic Senate candidate Abby Finkenauer could not run in the state’s June 7 primary, dealing a blow to her already distant hopes of ousting Republican Sen. Chuck Grassley. “Ms. Finkenauer’s name will not be included on the primary ballot for the U.S. Senate Democratic primary,” Polk … Read more

French presidential election: what are the challenges for women?

Editor’s note: This story is part of As Equals, CNN’s ongoing series on gender inequality. For more information on series funding and more, check out our FAQs. CNN — At his last campaign event before the first round of the 2022 French presidential election, Emmanuel Macron says a crowded stadium that gender equality would be … Read more

Abortion, LGBTQ Rights and More: A Roundup of Controversial Red State Actions

CNN — Republican-led states across the country have enacted a series of new restrictions on abortion, the rights of LGBTQ and transgender youth, and the discussion of critical race theory. Here’s a look at some of the legislation passed this session, where the bills are coming from, and what’s under consideration. The flurry of activity … Read more

Amazon warehouse workers in New York made history by voting for a union. Here’s what could happen next

CNN Business — After Christian Smalls was fired two years ago from an Amazon warehouse in New York following his participation in a walkout over its pandemic response, a company executive suggested undermining his efforts to organization by portraying him as “not intelligent or articulate”. When Smalls’ newly created organization garnered enough interest to hold … Read more

Why Democrats Are Desperate to Prove Ohio Isn’t a Lost Cause

Wilberforce, Ohio CNN — Desperate to prove that Ohio is not a lost cause, Democratic candidates for governor and an open Senate seat are trying to avoid culture wars and tap into a vein of economic populism that has eluded them in the increasingly red state in recent decades. It wasn’t long since the Democrats … Read more

Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan calls for snap elections

CNN — Imran Khan survived an attempt to impeach him as Pakistani prime minister on Sunday, after a vote of no confidence was blocked in parliament by the vice president. Khan, who is facing the toughest challenge of his political career, has asked the country’s president to dissolve parliament and called on the nation to … Read more

Asia has seen a spike in Covid-19 cases. These graphs show what is really happening

hong kong CNN — Millions of people in China are confined. Hong Kong morgues are overwhelmed. And South Korea reports the most cases per capita in the world. For much of the pandemic, these places were seen as Covid-19 success stories, as strict border rules helped them avoid high cases and deaths – even as … Read more