The mysterious nine-second call from the White House to a January 6 rioter: CNN reveals the rioter’s identity for the first time

Washington CNN — At 4:34 pm on January 6, 2021, a cell phone registered to a Capitol rioter who had stormed the building, received a phone call from a White House landline, according to records obtained by CNN. The call lasted for only nine seconds. Who placed the call and why remains a mystery, but … Read more

US warnings against Putin’s nuclear threats mark a sobering moment for the world

CNN — That the United States should be forced to warn Russia publicly, and in more strident terms privately, not to use nuclear weapons is a mark of how dangerous the battle for Ukraine has become – and how much more risky it might get. The war is in a critical new phase. Kyiv’s forces … Read more

Mahsa Amini death: Fifth Iranian paramilitary member killed as president warns protesters will be dealt with ‘decisively’

CNN — The fifth member of an Iranian volunteer paramilitary group died Sunday after clashing with what state media called “rioters and thugs,” as the country’s President Ebrahim Raisi warned that protesters would be dealt with after “decisively” days of nationwide unrest. The person died from injuries sustained on Thursday in Urmia city in northwest … Read more

Democrats are warming to a Biden 2024 campaign. They’re just not sure if he’ll run.

CNN  —  Many Democratic leaders, operatives and officials are cautiously warming to the idea of President Joe Biden running for reelection in 2024, dozens of high-ranking Democrats told CNN. But just like many voters and donors – as poll after poll shows – they’re still not sure he should do it, or that he will. … Read more

Russian military escalation and ‘bogus threats’ show Putin has been ‘outsmarted’ by the Ukrainians, says UK PM

CNN — Vladimir Putin’s announcement of increased military conscription to bolster Moscow’s invasion of Ukraine shows that the Russian President “has been outsmarted” by Kyiv, UK Prime Minister Liz Truss told CNN in an exclusive and wide-ranging interview. The new British leader, who takes power at a time of historic upheaval, told CNN’s Jake Tapper … Read more

California Governor Gavin Newsom calls on Democrats to go on offense

CNN — California Gov. Gavin Newsom warned members of his party Saturday that the GOP is “winning right now” as that party controls the national conversation – arguing that Democrats’ failure to offer a “compelling alternative narrative” has put the “entire rights agenda” of the last half -century at risk. Criticizing the GOP push for … Read more

Markets hate Liz Truss’ plan for the UK. Just look at these charts

London CNN Business — When the UK government, led by the new Prime Minister Liz Truss, unveiled its plan to rescue the British economy on Friday, the reaction from investors was instantaneous: They hated it. The British Pound crashed below $1.10 by mid-afternoon, hitting a new 37-year low against the greenback. UK government bonds also … Read more

Washington honors Queen Elizabeth II at National Cathedral service

CNN — Vice President Kamala Harris and second gentleman Doug Emhoff on Wednesday joined a host of high-profile Washington figures honoring Queen Elizabeth II at a memorial service at Washington’s National Cathedral. The British Embassy co-hosted the service to honor Britain’s longest-reigning monarch. The service featured the UK’s national anthem, “God Save the King,” as … Read more

Hurricane Fiona reaches Category 4 as it moves north, leaving disaster-stricken areas on slow road to recovery

CNN  —  With Category 4 Hurricane Fiona poised to sideswipe Bermuda later this week, people in the storm’s deadly wake still faced days without basic utilities Wednesday – including much of Puerto Rico, where most were left without power and running water. Only about 395,200 of Puerto Rico’s 1.5 million utility customers had power by … Read more

Men are leading a movement to lock up women for getting abortions

CNN  —  A businessman turned state representative from rural Oil City, Louisiana, and a Baptist pastor banded together earlier this year on a radical mission. They were adamant that a woman who receives an abortion should receive the same criminal consequences as one who drowns her baby. Under a bill they promoted, pregnant people could … Read more