Congress again races to avoid shutdown as key vote at risk of failing

CNN — The Senate is slated to take a key vote Tuesday to take up government funding that is at risk of failing over a deal cut by West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin that has come under sharp criticism from Republicans and liberals – pushback that could be enough to sink the vote and push … Read more

CBO says Biden’s student loan cancellation plan could cost $400 billion

Washington CNN — President Joe Biden’s plan to cancel up to $20,000 in federal student loan debt for low- and middle-income borrowers could cost $400 billion, according to a Congressional Budget Office report released Monday. Biden announced the forgiveness plan in August, after facing mounting pressure from progressives to broadly cancel some student loan debt. … Read more

January 6 committee returns with public hearing this week. Here’s what you need to know.

A version of this story appears in CNN’s What Matters newsletter. To get it in your inbox, sign up for free here. Washington CNN — “If he is the nominee, I won’t be a Republican.” That’s how Wyoming GOP Rep. Liz Cheney framed the danger of another Donald Trump presidency, vowing on Saturday, “I’m going … Read more

Liz Cheney says she will not remain a Republican if Donald Trump is GOP nominee in 2024

CNN — Wyoming GOP Rep. Liz Cheney said at The Texas Tribune festival Saturday that if former President Donald Trump becomes the Republican Party’s nominee for president in 2024, she will not remain a Republican. “I’m going to make sure Donald Trump, I’m going to do everything I can to make sure he is not … Read more

China FM calls on Russia, Ukraine not to let war ‘spill over’

China on Saturday at the United Nations urged Russia and Ukraine not to let effects of their war “spill over” and called for a diplomatic resolution. Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi also sounded a fresh warning on Taiwan amid tensions in the Taiwan Strait, saying Beijing would take “forceful steps” to prevent any outside support … Read more

US, China top diplomats meet to contain high tensions on Taiwan

The top US and Chinese diplomats met Friday in New York as soaring tensions show signs of easing, but Beijing issued a new warning against support for Taiwan. Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi shook hands but only exchanged pleasantries before the cameras before sitting down with aids on the … Read more

House set to consider proposal for legislation to prevent another January 6

CNN — The House is set to consider legislation as soon as Wednesday introduced by GOP Rep. Liz Cheney of Wyoming and Democratic Rep. Zoe Lofgren of California to make it harder to overturn a certified presidential election in the future by proposing changes to the Electoral Count Act. Cheney and Lofgren, who both serve … Read more

Don Bolduc: New Hampshire GOP Senate nominee backs off false 2020 election claims

CNN — New Hampshire Senate candidate Don Bolduc won the Republican nomination on Tuesday after months campaigning on false claims that the 2020 election was stolen from former President Donald Trump. A little more than a day later, he attempted an about-face. Asked Thursday on Fox News about the 2020 race, Bolduc, a retired Army … Read more

Gen Z candidate Karoline Leavitt will win GOP primary in New Hampshire’s 1st District, CNN projects

CNN — Karoline Leavitt, a former aide in Donald Trump’s White House whom CNN projected would win the Republican nomination in New Hampshire’s 1st Congressional District, could become one of the first members of Generation Z elected to Congress this year. Leavitt’s victory is the latest result in the trend of Gen Z candidates running … Read more

Graham proposes 15-week abortion bill, dividing Republicans ahead of midterm elections

CNN — Sen. Lindsey Graham introduced on Tuesday a bill that would ban abortions after 15 weeks of pregnancy, the most significant proposal by Republicans in Congress to curtail the procedure since the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade three months ago. Senate Democratic candidates immediately tried to link their Republican opponents to Graham’s bill, … Read more