Inside Biden’s calculated move to buck labor allies in hopes of averting a rail strike

Inside Biden's calculated move to buck labor allies in hopes of averting a rail strike

CNN — There were no illusions inside the White House that the decision to call on Congress to impose a negotiated labor agreement on railroad workers and operators would be universally well received, several officials said. President Joe Biden’s announcement of the move on Monday was as notable for its 506-word length and detailed, bordering … Read more

Biden mulls 2024 plans as Democrats weigh generational shift

Biden mulls 2024 plans as Democrats weigh generational shift

President Biden plans to use some time over the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays to decide whether he wants to run for re-election, surrounding himself with family as he assesses his political future while giving himself a deadline of early next year to officially announce. Biden, who just turned 80, remains in many Democrats’ minds the … Read more

Hakeem Jeffries launches bid to be Nancy Pelosi’s successor

Hakeem Jeffries launches bid to be Nancy Pelosi's successor

CNN — House Democrats appear likely to choose New York Rep. Hakeem Jeffries to succeed Speaker Nancy Pelosi, a potentially historic move to elect the first Black person to lead a party in Congress. Jeffries launched his bid for House Democratic leader on Friday, promising his colleagues in a letter that he would empower and … Read more

Nancy Pelosi announces she won’t run for leadership post, marking the end of an era for Democrats and Washington

Nancy Pelosi announces she won't run for leadership post, marking the end of an era for Democrats and Washington

CNN — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced on Thursday that she will relinquish her leadership post, after leading House Democrats for two decades, building a legacy as one of the most powerful and polarizing figures in American politics. Pelosi, the first and only woman to serve as speaker, said that she would continue to serve … Read more

Nancy Pelosi to announce ‘future plans’ after GOP wins House

Nancy Pelosi to announce 'future plans' after GOP wins House

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is expected to address her plans with colleagues on Thursday in the wake of Democrats narrowly losing control of the House to Republicans in the midterm elections. Pelosi’s decision to either seek another term as the Democratic leader or to step aside has been widely anticipated. It would … Read more

Pelosi says Republican’s ‘red wave’ turned into a ‘little, tiny trickle’

Pelosi says Republican's 'red wave' turned into a 'little, tiny trickle'

Nancy Pelosi, Speaker of the US House of Representatives, speaks to the media during the UNFCCC COP27 climate conference on November 11, 2022 in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt. Sean Gallup | Getty Images As states across the country continue to count votes in a tight battle for control of the House of Representatives, House Speaker … Read more

Joe Biden to meet with China’s Xi Jinping at G-20 summit

Joe Biden to meet with China's Xi Jinping at G-20 summit

Chinese President Xi Jinping meets with US President Joe Biden via video link, in Beijing, capital of China, Nov. 16, 2021. Huang Jingwen | Xinhua News Agency | Getty Images WASHINGTON – President Joe Biden will discuss a range of geopolitical challenges next week in his first face-to-face meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping since … Read more

Nancy Pelosi reveals how she first heard her husband had been attacked

Nancy Pelosi reveals how she first heard her husband had been attacked

Editor’s Note: House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s interview will air on “Anderson Cooper 360” at 8 pm ET. CNN — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi revealed how she got the news that her husband, Paul, had been attacked, telling CNN’s Anderson Cooper that she was “very scared” when there was a knock on the door from Capitol … Read more

China begins live ammunition drills near Taiwan after Pelosi visit

China begins live ammunition drills near Taiwan after Pelosi visit

The Chinese military began live ammunition drills near Taiwan on Thursday in a days-long apparent show of force after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s visit to the self-governing island. The latest: Taiwan’s Ministry of Defense said it activated its defense systems after China’s military-launched multiple ballistic missiles into Taipei’s northeast and southwest waters. “We condemn such … Read more

China claims ‘precision missile strikes’ in Taiwan Strait

China claims 'precision missile strikes' in Taiwan Strait

KEELUNG, Taiwan (AP) — China says it conducted “precision missile strikes” in the Taiwan Strait on Thursday as part of military exercises that have raised tensions in the region to their highest level in decades. China earlier announced that military exercises by its navy, air force and other departments were underway in six zones surrounding … Read more