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    Newly passed bill will fund the government for 3 weeks

    Newly passed bill will fund the government for 3 weeks


    The Senate is set to have a key vote at noon Monday on a bill to reopen the government and fund it for three weeks, though it's unclear if this plan will win over enough Democrats to pass. ...

    The Senate is set to have a key vote at noon Monday on a bill to reopen the government and fund it for three weeks, though it's unclear if this plan will win over enough Democrats to pass.
    Trump anxious to return to immigration negotiations

    Trump anxious to return to immigration negotiations


    President Donald Trump is impatient to return to the immigration negotiating table, despite advice from some aides that he allow lawmakers to strike their own agreement, people who have spoken with him said. ...

    President Donald Trump is impatient to return to the immigration negotiating table, despite advice from some aides that he allow lawmakers to strike their own agreement, people who have spoken with him said.
    Wasserman Schultz: We won 'potential for momentum'

    Wasserman Schultz: We won 'potential for momentum'


    CNN's Brooke Baldwin presses Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL) about what the Democrats got in return for shutting down the government. ...

    CNN's Brooke Baldwin presses Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL) about what the Democrats got in return for shutting down the government.
    Susan Collins throws shutdown shade at Ted Cruz

    Susan Collins throws shutdown shade at Ted Cruz


    Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas told reporters on Monday he has "consistently opposed shutdowns," which later led to a response from his Republican colleague Sen. Susan Collins: "I am rendered speechless." ...

    Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas told reporters on Monday he has "consistently opposed shutdowns," which later led to a response from his Republican colleague Sen. Susan Collins: "I am rendered speechless."
    Opinion: This is a big loss for Schumer and Democrats

    Opinion: This is a big loss for Schumer and Democrats


    All anyone needed to know about how the #SchumerShutdown was going to end could be found in the votes of five red-state Democrats who, on Friday night, bailed on their party's leader and supported President Donald Trump and Senate Majority Leader Mitch...

    All anyone needed to know about how the #SchumerShutdown was going to end could be found in the votes of five red-state Democrats who, on Friday night, bailed on their party's leader and supported President Donald Trump and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's position to keep the government open.
    Progressives think Democrats caved

    Progressives think Democrats caved


    Progressive lawmakers and activists are furious over the Senate's Monday vote to advance legislation to end the government shutdown. ...

    Progressive lawmakers and activists are furious over the Senate's Monday vote to advance legislation to end the government shutdown.
    How Democrats lost the shutdown

    How Democrats lost the shutdown


    The history of government shutdowns -- and the polling on this shutdown in particular -- suggested that Democrats were poised to benefit politically from the shuttering of the federal bureaucracy.  ...

    The history of government shutdowns -- and the polling on this shutdown in particular -- suggested that Democrats were poised to benefit politically from the shuttering of the federal bureaucracy. 
    Cillizza: Winners and losers in the shutdown showdown

    Cillizza: Winners and losers in the shutdown showdown


    The federal government is on a glide path to reopening Tuesday after Senate Democrats largely joined their Republican colleagues to vote for a proposal that will fund the government through February 8 in exchange for a promise from Senate Majority Leader...

    The federal government is on a glide path to reopening Tuesday after Senate Democrats largely joined their Republican colleagues to vote for a proposal that will fund the government through February 8 in exchange for a promise from Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to turn to the DACA program in very short order.
    Lindsey Graham: Time for the 'Gang of 60'

    Lindsey Graham: Time for the 'Gang of 60'


    One of the founding members of the bipartisan "Gang of Six" on immigration says the group will exist no longer -- replaced by efforts to build a much larger coalition. ...

    One of the founding members of the bipartisan "Gang of Six" on immigration says the group will exist no longer -- replaced by efforts to build a much larger coalition.
    Senate Intelligence Committee leaders are furious over this provision in the spending bill

    Senate Intelligence Committee leaders are furious over this provision in the spending bill


    The leaders of the Senate Intelligence Committee are furious at appropriators for inserting a provision into the must-pass spending bill -- at the White House's request -- that they say would strip Congress' authority to direct how the intelligence...

    The leaders of the Senate Intelligence Committee are furious at appropriators for inserting a provision into the must-pass spending bill -- at the White House's request -- that they say would strip Congress' authority to direct how the intelligence agencies spend their funds.
    GOP considers releasing classified intel behind memo alleging FISA abuses

    GOP considers releasing classified intel behind memo alleging FISA abuses


    Top House Republicans are considering publicly releasing some of the underlying intelligence behind a memo spearheaded by Rep. Devin Nunes that alleges FBI abuses of surveillance laws. ...

    Top House Republicans are considering publicly releasing some of the underlying intelligence behind a memo spearheaded by Rep. Devin Nunes that alleges FBI abuses of surveillance laws.
    Trump picks guest for 1st state visit

    Trump picks guest for 1st state visit


    President Donald Trump is expected to invite French President Emmanuel Macron to Washington for an official state visit later this year, the first of his presidency, according to two diplomatic sources. ...

    President Donald Trump is expected to invite French President Emmanuel Macron to Washington for an official state visit later this year, the first of his presidency, according to two diplomatic sources.
    Begala: Trump takes immigration cues from 'Pres. Stephen Miller'

    Begala: Trump takes immigration cues from 'Pres. Stephen Miller'


    The shutdown has made the President look like an empty suit: one who can sit at a conference table in a TV studio--or the Cabinet room-- but who ultimately lets an advisor run the show, writes Paul Begala. ...

    The shutdown has made the President look like an empty suit: one who can sit at a conference table in a TV studio--or the Cabinet room-- but who ultimately lets an advisor run the show, writes Paul Begala.
    Ex-Trump appointee's book pulled

    Ex-Trump appointee's book pulled


    Former Trump administration appointee Carl Higbie's book is being pulled from the market by its publisher after CNN's KFile unearthed racist, sexist, anti-Muslim and anti-gay remarks Higbie made as a radio host. ...

    Former Trump administration appointee Carl Higbie's book is being pulled from the market by its publisher after CNN's KFile unearthed racist, sexist, anti-Muslim and anti-gay remarks Higbie made as a radio host.
    Russian spy ship spotted off NC

    Russian spy ship spotted off NC


    The Russian spy ship, the Viktor Leonov was spotted 100 miles south east of Wilmington, NC in international waters, according to a US military official, just days after the vessel was seen leaving the capital of Trinidad and Tobago, Port of Spain. ...

    The Russian spy ship, the Viktor Leonov was spotted 100 miles south east of Wilmington, NC in international waters, according to a US military official, just days after the vessel was seen leaving the capital of Trinidad and Tobago, Port of Spain.
    Princess Eugenie is engaged

    Princess Eugenie is engaged


    Now 2018 will have two royal weddings. Princess Eugenie is getting married in the fall after Prince Harry marries Meghan Markle in May. ...

    Now 2018 will have two royal weddings. Princess Eugenie is getting married in the fall after Prince Harry marries Meghan Markle in May.
    USA Gymnastics' leaders step down

    USA Gymnastics' leaders step down


    As gymnast after brave, young gymnast took a podium to lambaste serial molester and former gymnastics physician Larry Nassar, the national governing body for the sport announced Monday its top executives were stepping down. ...

    As gymnast after brave, young gymnast took a podium to lambaste serial molester and former gymnastics physician Larry Nassar, the national governing body for the sport announced Monday its top executives were stepping down.
    Lawmakers protest Pence's Israel speech

    Lawmakers protest Pence's Israel speech


    Arab lawmakers were removed after a protest broke out during Vice President Mike Pence's speech in Knesset. ...

    Arab lawmakers were removed after a protest broke out during Vice President Mike Pence's speech in Knesset.
    Kristen Bell takes a shot at the first lady

    Kristen Bell takes a shot at the first lady


    Kristen Bell did not hold back when she took the stage as the first-ever host of the Screen Actors Guild Awards on Sunday night. ...

    Kristen Bell did not hold back when she took the stage as the first-ever host of the Screen Actors Guild Awards on Sunday night.
    'Flu' ends up being flesh-eating disease

    'Flu' ends up being flesh-eating disease


    An Arizona woman who originally thought she had the flu had instead a rare flesh-eating disease. ...

    An Arizona woman who originally thought she had the flu had instead a rare flesh-eating disease.
    Pop star gives emotional speech about her sexual abuse experiences

    Pop star gives emotional speech about her sexual abuse experiences


    During the Women's Marches in New York City, Grammy-nominated singer Halsey recalled several moments when her life was changed by assault and abuse in her poem titled "A Story Like Mine." ...

    During the Women's Marches in New York City, Grammy-nominated singer Halsey recalled several moments when her life was changed by assault and abuse in her poem titled "A Story Like Mine."
    Megyn Kelly claps back at Jane Fonda

    Megyn Kelly claps back at Jane Fonda


    Megyn Kelly and Jane Fonda trade barbs over a September 2017 interview that turned awkward when Kelly asked Fonda about cosmetic surgery. ...

    Megyn Kelly and Jane Fonda trade barbs over a September 2017 interview that turned awkward when Kelly asked Fonda about cosmetic surgery.
    This bar got famous not serving alcohol

    This bar got famous not serving alcohol


    Johanna and Steve Corman do a modern take on the soda fountain at Vena's Fizz House in Portland, Maine, where they serve up fizzy drinks, sodas, mocktails and, most recently, cocktails. ...

    Johanna and Steve Corman do a modern take on the soda fountain at Vena's Fizz House in Portland, Maine, where they serve up fizzy drinks, sodas, mocktails and, most recently, cocktails.
    Security challenges at Winter Olympics

    Security challenges at Winter Olympics


    The Pyeongchang organizing committee is preparing for all security scenarios ahead of the 2018 Winter Olympics. CNN's Paula Hancocks has more. ...

    The Pyeongchang organizing committee is preparing for all security scenarios ahead of the 2018 Winter Olympics. CNN's Paula Hancocks has more.
    North, South Korea to march under unified flag

    North, South Korea to march under unified flag


    North and South Korean athletes will march together at the Winter Olympics opening ceremony under a unified flag in a diplomatic breakthrough following days of talks between the two countries. ...

    North and South Korean athletes will march together at the Winter Olympics opening ceremony under a unified flag in a diplomatic breakthrough following days of talks between the two countries.
    Will Trump skip Super Bowl interview?

    Will Trump skip Super Bowl interview?


    So far the president has not committed to a Super Bowl Sunday sit-down interview. But he likes to be "unpredictable," Olivia Nuzzi points out. April Ryan and John Gizzi also discuss Trump's accessibility to the press corps. ...

    So far the president has not committed to a Super Bowl Sunday sit-down interview. But he likes to be "unpredictable," Olivia Nuzzi points out. April Ryan and John Gizzi also discuss Trump's accessibility to the press corps.
    SAG Awards typo has Twitter on a 'roll'

    SAG Awards typo has Twitter on a 'roll'


    Dame Judi Dench is one of the industry's most venerated actors, but could she pull off playing a bagel? A cinnamon bun? ...

    Dame Judi Dench is one of the industry's most venerated actors, but could she pull off playing a bagel? A cinnamon bun?
    12 destinations travelers may want to avoid in 2018

    12 destinations travelers may want to avoid in 2018


    Tourism backlash has been in full affect over the last 12 months, with several destinations announcing they'd had enough of foreign visitors flooding their streets or disrupting their fragile ecosystems. ...

    Tourism backlash has been in full affect over the last 12 months, with several destinations announcing they'd had enough of foreign visitors flooding their streets or disrupting their fragile ecosystems.
    Ed Sheeran may step back from career

    Ed Sheeran may step back from career


    Singer Ed Sheeran spoke about stepping back from his musical career when he starts a family with fiancé Cherry Seaborn. ...

    Singer Ed Sheeran spoke about stepping back from his musical career when he starts a family with fiancé Cherry Seaborn.
    You're still more likely to die in a hospital on the weekend

    You're still more likely to die in a hospital on the weekend


    Doctors call it the "weekend effect." Patients in the hospital are more likely to die off-hours -- whether it's due to a brain bleed, a heart attack or a clot in the lungs. ...

    Doctors call it the "weekend effect." Patients in the hospital are more likely to die off-hours -- whether it's due to a brain bleed, a heart attack or a clot in the lungs.
    What do the SAG Awards tell us about this year's Oscars?

    What do the SAG Awards tell us about this year's Oscars?


    On Saturday night, the Producers Guild gave its Best Picture award to "The Shape of Water" and that, in the immediate judgment of industry pundits and Oscar handicappers, pretty much ended the speculation for what wins the Academy Award for Best Picture...

    On Saturday night, the Producers Guild gave its Best Picture award to "The Shape of Water" and that, in the immediate judgment of industry pundits and Oscar handicappers, pretty much ended the speculation for what wins the Academy Award for Best Picture in March.
    WH: Trump has '100% confidence' in Wilbur Ross

    WH: Trump has '100% confidence' in Wilbur Ross


    White House press secretary Sarah Sanders says President Trump has not lost confidence in Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross after Ross reportedly drew the President's ire for falling asleep in meetings. ...

    White House press secretary Sarah Sanders says President Trump has not lost confidence in Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross after Ross reportedly drew the President's ire for falling asleep in meetings.
    Girl allowed to return to school with medical marijuana

    Girl allowed to return to school with medical marijuana


    A little girl is back in a school she loves in Schaumburg, Illinois this week, but only after a federal judge gave her the ok. She uses medical marijuana which Illinois law prohibits on school grounds. The case could have extensive ramifications down the...

    A little girl is back in a school she loves in Schaumburg, Illinois this week, but only after a federal judge gave her the ok. She uses medical marijuana which Illinois law prohibits on school grounds. The case could have extensive ramifications down the road.
    Screen time: Mental health menace or scapegoat?

    Screen time: Mental health menace or scapegoat?


    "Have smartphones destroyed a generation?" Jean Twenge, a professor of psychology at San Diego State University, asked in an adapted excerpt of her controversial book, "iGen." ...

    "Have smartphones destroyed a generation?" Jean Twenge, a professor of psychology at San Diego State University, asked in an adapted excerpt of her controversial book, "iGen."
    How shutdown could be bad for health

    How shutdown could be bad for health


    A government shutdown could potentially hurt the health of more than the government workers who will be plagued with the uncertainty and stress of not knowing when they'll get back to work and collect a paycheck. The shutdown could impact you, too. ...

    A government shutdown could potentially hurt the health of more than the government workers who will be plagued with the uncertainty and stress of not knowing when they'll get back to work and collect a paycheck. The shutdown could impact you, too.
    Megyn Kelly takes on Jane Fonda: 'I have no regrets about the question'

    Megyn Kelly takes on Jane Fonda: 'I have no regrets about the question'


    Megyn Kelly took her public feud with Jane Fonda to a new level on Monday, after the actress slammed the NBC host for her "inappropriate" question during a segment that aired in September. ...

    Megyn Kelly took her public feud with Jane Fonda to a new level on Monday, after the actress slammed the NBC host for her "inappropriate" question during a segment that aired in September.
    Oscar predictions: Still wide open race

    Oscar predictions: Still wide open race


    Deciphering the lack of clarity surrounding this year's Oscar race boils down to an optimist vs. pessimist mentality -- namely, is the seemingly wide-open nature of the best-picture competition a testament to an abundance of good movies, or the absence...

    Deciphering the lack of clarity surrounding this year's Oscar race boils down to an optimist vs. pessimist mentality -- namely, is the seemingly wide-open nature of the best-picture competition a testament to an abundance of good movies, or the absence of a truly great one?
    Nominations for worst movies of the year are in

    Nominations for worst movies of the year are in


    Hollywood's awards season is in full swing, but it's not just about honoring the best of film and television. ...

    Hollywood's awards season is in full swing, but it's not just about honoring the best of film and television.
    Singer Ed Sheeran is engaged

    Singer Ed Sheeran is engaged


    Countless newlyweds have chosen Ed Sheeran's ballad, "Thinking Out Loud," to play during their first dance. Now, the British singer-songwriter gets to decide if he wants it played at his own wedding. ...

    Countless newlyweds have chosen Ed Sheeran's ballad, "Thinking Out Loud," to play during their first dance. Now, the British singer-songwriter gets to decide if he wants it played at his own wedding.