Steve Bannon asks judge to dismiss his contempt of Congress case ahead of July trial

Among the host of reasons provided by Bannon why his case should be thrown out: He said the congressional subpoena he received was invalid because of the composition of the House select committee investigating the attack of January 6, 2021 against the US Capitol and argued that he was “targeted to send a message.” Bannon … Read more

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

Biden administration announces it will restart onshore oil and gas lease sales with higher royalty rate

The Bureau of Land Management will issue sale notices for upcoming oil and gas projects on Monday. The Biden administration had previously planned to hold the lease sale, but halted it after a judge blocked the administration from using a metric to quantify the economic damage caused by the climate crisis, such as the rise … Read more

JD Vance said in 2016 that the Republican Party’s three-decade strategy is upsetting black voters

Vance was a critic of Donald Trump at the time, agreeing he was a ‘total fraud’ who didn’t care about people and used issues like ‘the Great Mexican Wall’ to give voters something to remember instead. political solutions. Vance also told a New York public radio host that many white working-class voters who supported Trump … Read more

President Biden and Vice President Harris release their 2021 tax returns

President and First Lady Jill Biden paid $150,439 in federal income tax at an effective federal tax rate of 24.6%. They’ve also donated just over $17,000 – or about 2.85% of their earnings – to 10 different charities. That’s down slightly from 2020, when the Bidens donated about 5% of their earnings. Among the various … 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

Kentucky Legislature Overrides Beshear’s Abortion Bill Veto

The bill was filed Thursday with the secretary of state’s office and, because of the emergency clause, it takes effect immediately. Planned Parenthood and the American Civil Liberties Union and the ACLU of Kentucky quickly challenged the law, each arguing that it violates the Constitution because it includes sweeping new regulations on abortion providers that … 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

Trump-backed House candidate faces backlash from Tennessee Republicans

A spokesperson for Ortagus said, “Morgan is going to keep doing the work and be out there pounding the pavement and talking to the people because he should be making the decision, not the politicians.” Trump has not publicly commented on the new residency requirement, but two sources familiar with the matter said he and … 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