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

Opinion: A mass shooting on a train killed her husband and injured her son. NYC subway shooting brings back painful memories and a call to action

Editor’s note: Stephanie Griffith is an opinion writer at CNN.com. Read more opinion pieces on CNN. CNN — In 1993, a shooting on a moving Long Island Rail Road commuter train in suburban New York killed Carolyn McCarthy’s husband and seriously injured her son. The tragedy transformed McCarthy, a nurse, into a nationally recognized force … Read more

Access to abortion under renewed threat in Oklahoma and Missouri

CNN — As abortion rights advocates could score several victories across US states in the coming days, they are sounding the alarm over a bill from Oklahoma that would ban nearly all abortions that might be enacted into law. . Here are some of the moves this week in state legislatures and by heads of … Read more

Two GOP senators chose to disrespect Ketanji Brown Jackson. And it’s a bad look

CNN — History was made Thursday in the United States Senate. And neither Lindsey Graham nor Rand Paul could mind being on the floor for it. Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson was confirmed as the next Supreme Court justice by a 53-47 margin, with three Republicans joining all Democrats in voting for her. The vote paves … 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

Indiana: How a Diverse Coalition in a Red State Ended Anti-CRT Legislation

CNN — Parents and teachers were shocked after an Indiana state senator introduced a bill requiring teachers to remain neutral when teaching about Nazism. And in less than two days, a coalition to defeat the bill was born. “Within 36 hours, we had organized more than a dozen community members and partners to testify against … Read more

Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson quotes Antonin Scalia and Amy Coney Barrett as she navigates written questions from GOP senators

CNN — Across 330 pages, Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson has answered — and sometimes dodged — hundreds of written questions from Republican members of the Senate Judiciary Committee as she enters the home stretch of her Supreme Court confirmation process. . Jackson’s responses to the questions – which were put to him in writing after … Read more

‘They’re the ones paying the consequences’: Jan 6 rioters imitate Trump’s disinformation playbook but see different results

CNN — The January 6 rioters are publicizing their actions on the United States Capitol and pushing misinformation in an effort to gain notoriety in a way that echoes former President Donald Trump. But that didn’t go well for many of them. Some rioters find their words and messages being used against them in court … Read more

Barr says he stands by his pre-election comments raising unsubstantiated concerns about voter fraud

CNN — Former Attorney General William Barr on Friday stood by his widely criticized comments ahead of the 2020 election that mail-in voting was vulnerable to fraud, even as he condemned former President Donald’s false post-election claims. Trump that the 2020 competition was stolen from him. “I stand by all of that,” Barr told CNN’s … Read more

Madison Cawthorn: Judge dismisses Jan. 6-based challenge to congressman’s candidacy

Wilmington, North Carolina CNN — A federal judge on Friday ended a legal challenge to the candidacy of GOP Rep. Madison Cawthorn from a group of North Carolina voters and advocacy groups who claimed an ancient provision of the U.S. Constitution made him prohibited from appearing because of his role in the January 6 uprising. … Read more