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    Republican calls 'bullcrap' on Democrat during tax debate

    Republican calls 'bullcrap' on Democrat during tax debate


    The Senate finance committee advanced Republicans' plans to overhaul the tax system on Thursday night, but not without a fiery argument between senators just minutes before the vote. ...

    The Senate finance committee advanced Republicans' plans to overhaul the tax system on Thursday night, but not without a fiery argument between senators just minutes before the vote.
    Senators get into shouting match over tax plan

    Senators get into shouting match over tax plan


    Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-UT) and Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) got into a shouting match over the GOP tax bill during a committee meeting. ...

    Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-UT) and Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) got into a shouting match over the GOP tax bill during a committee meeting.
    Watch CEOs cast doubt on tax reform's benefits

    Watch CEOs cast doubt on tax reform's benefits


    A group of CEOs is asked if a lower corporate tax rate will increase capital investments. Their responses surprises White House economic adviser Gary Cohn ...

    A group of CEOs is asked if a lower corporate tax rate will increase capital investments. Their responses surprises White House economic adviser Gary Cohn
    What's next for the Republican tax plan

    What's next for the Republican tax plan


    Senate Republicans are poised to return after the Thanksgiving break and begin debating their tax bill on the floor, but don't expect the body to move forward without a bit more controversy. ...

    Senate Republicans are poised to return after the Thanksgiving break and begin debating their tax bill on the floor, but don't expect the body to move forward without a bit more controversy.
    Kushner testified he did not recall any campaign WikiLeaks contact, source says

    Kushner testified he did not recall any campaign WikiLeaks contact, source says


    White House senior adviser Jared Kushner told congressional Russia investigators that he did not communicate with WikiLeaks and did not recall anyone on the Trump campaign who had, a source with knowledge of his testimony told CNN. ...

    White House senior adviser Jared Kushner told congressional Russia investigators that he did not communicate with WikiLeaks and did not recall anyone on the Trump campaign who had, a source with knowledge of his testimony told CNN.
    Kushner got emails about WikiLeaks and Russia

    Kushner got emails about WikiLeaks and Russia


    Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley and ranking member Dianne Feinstein sent a letter Thursday requesting more information on President Donald Trump's son-in-law and adviser Jared Kushner related to his security clearance and questions over whether...

    Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley and ranking member Dianne Feinstein sent a letter Thursday requesting more information on President Donald Trump's son-in-law and adviser Jared Kushner related to his security clearance and questions over whether the Trump campaign colluded with Russia in the 2016 election.
    President Trump begins paying legal bills from his own pocket

    President Trump begins paying legal bills from his own pocket


    President Donald Trump has begun paying his personal legal bills stemming from the investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 campaign out of his own pocket, relieving the Republican Party of future payments, the White House's special counsel on the...

    President Donald Trump has begun paying his personal legal bills stemming from the investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 campaign out of his own pocket, relieving the Republican Party of future payments, the White House's special counsel on the matter announced Friday.
    Sessions jokes to crowd: 'Any Russians' in the room?

    Sessions jokes to crowd: 'Any Russians' in the room?


    Attorney General Jeff Sessions made a joke in a speech to The Federalist Society, asking if anyone in the crowd had been to Russia. ...

    Attorney General Jeff Sessions made a joke in a speech to The Federalist Society, asking if anyone in the crowd had been to Russia.
    Trump blasts Franken but stays silent on Moore

    Trump blasts Franken but stays silent on Moore


    President Donald Trump, who has largely stayed mum on the allegations of sexual misconduct against Alabama Senate Republican candidate Roy Moore, blasted Democratic Sen. Al Franken Thursday night after a woman said he groped and kissed her without her...

    President Donald Trump, who has largely stayed mum on the allegations of sexual misconduct against Alabama Senate Republican candidate Roy Moore, blasted Democratic Sen. Al Franken Thursday night after a woman said he groped and kissed her without her consent.
    Opinion: Trump shouldn't have gone there

    Opinion: Trump shouldn't have gone there


    Trump's long history of abusive treatment of women liklely explains his silence on Roy Moore, but he couldn't resist slamming Franken who he sees now as a weakling for being brought to account--unlike Trump who got elected President, writes Michael...

    Trump's long history of abusive treatment of women liklely explains his silence on Roy Moore, but he couldn't resist slamming Franken who he sees now as a weakling for being brought to account--unlike Trump who got elected President, writes Michael D'Antonio.
    Rep. Dingell says a prominent figure pawed her

    Rep. Dingell says a prominent figure pawed her


    In an interview with CNN's Alisyn Camerota, Rep. Debbie Dingell says a "prominent" senator was aggressive with her and others. ...

    In an interview with CNN's Alisyn Camerota, Rep. Debbie Dingell says a "prominent" senator was aggressive with her and others.
    This protester did something about it: He got elected

    This protester did something about it: He got elected


    In just over the past year, Braxton Winston has gone from a prominent protester to a popular politician. ...

    In just over the past year, Braxton Winston has gone from a prominent protester to a popular politician.
    School cancels Muslim speaker after community backlash

    School cancels Muslim speaker after community backlash


    What was intended to be an educational presentation about Islam turned into a controversy when threatening comments prompted school officials to cancel the event. ...

    What was intended to be an educational presentation about Islam turned into a controversy when threatening comments prompted school officials to cancel the event.
    Argentina loses contact with submarine

    Argentina loses contact with submarine


    The Argentine navy has lost contact with one of its submarines that was traveling off the country's Atlantic coast, the military service said Friday. ...

    The Argentine navy has lost contact with one of its submarines that was traveling off the country's Atlantic coast, the military service said Friday.
    Pro-ISIS group threatens Vatican

    Pro-ISIS group threatens Vatican


    A pro-ISIS group released a propaganda poster designed as a threat to the Vatican on Christmas. CNN's Brian Todd reports. ...

    A pro-ISIS group released a propaganda poster designed as a threat to the Vatican on Christmas. CNN's Brian Todd reports.
    Navy admits aircrew drew an obscene image in the sky

    Navy admits aircrew drew an obscene image in the sky


    In case there was any doubt, the US Navy has confirmed that there is "zero training value" in drawing penises in the sky. ...

    In case there was any doubt, the US Navy has confirmed that there is "zero training value" in drawing penises in the sky.
    Serena Williams says 'I do'

    Serena Williams says 'I do'


    Tennis superstar Serena Williams and Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian were married in New Orleans. ...

    Tennis superstar Serena Williams and Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian were married in New Orleans.
    How 'The Simpsons' pushed stereotypes

    How 'The Simpsons' pushed stereotypes


    Comedian Hari Kondabolu is taking on Apu, the Indian convenience store owner on "The Simpsons." He explains how the character has reinforced negative stereotypes about Indians for decades. ...

    Comedian Hari Kondabolu is taking on Apu, the Indian convenience store owner on "The Simpsons." He explains how the character has reinforced negative stereotypes about Indians for decades.
    Family sues after son falls off water slide

    Family sues after son falls off water slide


    A 10-year-old boy slid off a slide and onto the concrete at a waterpark in Dublin, California, in May 2017. The boy sustained injuries to his back, legs and arm, according to the family's attorney. ...

    A 10-year-old boy slid off a slide and onto the concrete at a waterpark in Dublin, California, in May 2017. The boy sustained injuries to his back, legs and arm, according to the family's attorney.
    Rape as a weapon of war

    Rape as a weapon of war


    The slash marks on Rashida Begum's neck have turned into dark, red scars. ...

    The slash marks on Rashida Begum's neck have turned into dark, red scars.
    Who are the Rohingya? Why are they fleeing?

    Who are the Rohingya? Why are they fleeing?


    Considered to be some of the most persecuted people in the world, the Rohingya are fleeing their homes in Myanmar. Find out why. ...

    Considered to be some of the most persecuted people in the world, the Rohingya are fleeing their homes in Myanmar. Find out why.
    Accounts of rape, burning children and murder

    Accounts of rape, burning children and murder


    Discarded and left for dead, Mumtaz says she found herself on top of a mound of charred, entangled bodies. ...

    Discarded and left for dead, Mumtaz says she found herself on top of a mound of charred, entangled bodies.
    Report: Military raping Rohingya women

    Report: Military raping Rohingya women


    A new report by Human Rights Watch accuses Myanmar's military of carrying out a vicious campaign of rape against Rohingya Muslim women and girls. ...

    A new report by Human Rights Watch accuses Myanmar's military of carrying out a vicious campaign of rape against Rohingya Muslim women and girls.
    Rohingya refugees flee Myanmar

    Rohingya refugees flee Myanmar


    Huge numbers of Rohingya Muslims are fleeing violence in Myanmar's Rakhine state. ...

    Huge numbers of Rohingya Muslims are fleeing violence in Myanmar's Rakhine state.
    Opinion: This is genocide

    Opinion: This is genocide


    The Rohingya crisis in Myanmar is now widely described as ethnic cleansing. But the situation has been evolving. And now, it seems, we can no longer avoid the conclusion we have all been dreading. This is a genocide. And we, in the international...

    The Rohingya crisis in Myanmar is now widely described as ethnic cleansing. But the situation has been evolving. And now, it seems, we can no longer avoid the conclusion we have all been dreading. This is a genocide. And we, in the international community, must recognize it as such.
    Want to go vegan? These products can help

    Want to go vegan? These products can help


    Want to cut meat out of your diet, but don't want to miss it too much? There are a growing number of products to help you go vegetarian or vegan. ...

    Want to cut meat out of your diet, but don't want to miss it too much? There are a growing number of products to help you go vegetarian or vegan.
    How pod planes could change travel forever

    How pod planes could change travel forever


    Hypersonics, electric propulsion, triple deckers -- think you've seen everything when it comes to new aircraft concepts? ...

    Hypersonics, electric propulsion, triple deckers -- think you've seen everything when it comes to new aircraft concepts?

    See 'breathing Earth' timelapse over the past 20 years


    NASA has released a time-lapse video representing life on Earth over the past 20 years. It was created using data compiled from satellites. ...

    NASA has released a time-lapse video representing life on Earth over the past 20 years. It was created using data compiled from satellites.
    This week's eye-popping photos

    This week's eye-popping photos


    Take a look at 31 photos of the week from November 10 through November 16. ...

    Take a look at 31 photos of the week from November 10 through November 16.
    Beauty line has cult following thanks to this

    Beauty line has cult following thanks to this


    Emily Weiss was writing reviews of beauty products. Then she realized she could create her own. ...

    Emily Weiss was writing reviews of beauty products. Then she realized she could create her own.
    Move over, Indiana Jones: Meet the physicists

    Move over, Indiana Jones: Meet the physicists


    Indiana Jones is forever imprinted in our collective consciousness as a quintessential tomb raider. With a jaunty fedora and a leather whip, he careens across the Egyptian desert, discovering long-lost ancient secrets. Everybody knows how it works. ...

    Indiana Jones is forever imprinted in our collective consciousness as a quintessential tomb raider. With a jaunty fedora and a leather whip, he careens across the Egyptian desert, discovering long-lost ancient secrets. Everybody knows how it works.
    More regulation for Facebook?

    More regulation for Facebook?


    At the beginning of November, the general counsels of Facebook, Google and Twitter appeared on Capitol Hill to answer questions about a destabilizing campaign of Russian meddling. Members of Congress grilled them on exactly how each of the platforms...

    At the beginning of November, the general counsels of Facebook, Google and Twitter appeared on Capitol Hill to answer questions about a destabilizing campaign of Russian meddling. Members of Congress grilled them on exactly how each of the platforms might have allowed malicious publishing from foreign actors aimed at influencing the US election.
    Liberals, don't defend Franken

    Liberals, don't defend Franken


    Add liberal Democratic Sen. Al Franken to the long and growing list of prominent men (yes, it's all men) who turn out to have abused their power by engaging in sleazy, self-indulgent misconduct. A credible, infuriating account by radio news anchor Leeann...

    Add liberal Democratic Sen. Al Franken to the long and growing list of prominent men (yes, it's all men) who turn out to have abused their power by engaging in sleazy, self-indulgent misconduct. A credible, infuriating account by radio news anchor Leeann Tweeden describes Franken allegedly forcibly kissing Tweeden against her will in 2006 while rehearsing for a USO overseas tour to entertain troops in the Middle East.
    Alabama Senate poll: Jones leads Moore

    Alabama Senate poll: Jones leads Moore


    Democrat Doug Jones has opened up an eight-point lead in the US Senate race in Alabama amid multiple sexual abuse allegations against Republican Roy Moore, according to a new Fox News poll released Thursday. ...

    Democrat Doug Jones has opened up an eight-point lead in the US Senate race in Alabama amid multiple sexual abuse allegations against Republican Roy Moore, according to a new Fox News poll released Thursday.
    Rep. Dingell says she was groped by 'prominent historical person' in the '80s

    Rep. Dingell says she was groped by 'prominent historical person' in the '80s


    Rep. Debbie Dingell recounted on Friday decades-old instances when a "prominent historical person" groped her and that a former senator acted inappropriately toward her. ...

    Rep. Debbie Dingell recounted on Friday decades-old instances when a "prominent historical person" groped her and that a former senator acted inappropriately toward her.
    DHS' head of community outreach resigns over past remarks on black community, Islam

    DHS' head of community outreach resigns over past remarks on black community, Islam


    Rev. Jamie Johnson resigned Thursday as the head of faith-based and neighborhood partnerships at the Department of Homeland Security after a CNN KFile report revealed inflammatory past comments he made about the black community and Islam. ...

    Rev. Jamie Johnson resigned Thursday as the head of faith-based and neighborhood partnerships at the Department of Homeland Security after a CNN KFile report revealed inflammatory past comments he made about the black community and Islam.
    Three questions for more mindful parenting

    Three questions for more mindful parenting


    Leo Tolstoy's "War and Peace" is one of literature's greatest hits. It also contains more than half a million words. I'll get to it eventually, possibly not before I retire. ...

    Leo Tolstoy's "War and Peace" is one of literature's greatest hits. It also contains more than half a million words. I'll get to it eventually, possibly not before I retire.
    The last abortion clinic in Kentucky

    The last abortion clinic in Kentucky


    Dona Wells vividly remembers when abortions were illegal. When some took their chances on dangerous abortions performed by amateurs or even themselves. That could become reality again in her home state of Kentucky. ...

    Dona Wells vividly remembers when abortions were illegal. When some took their chances on dangerous abortions performed by amateurs or even themselves. That could become reality again in her home state of Kentucky.
    Will Hollywood's sexual-misconduct reckoning result in lasting change?

    Will Hollywood's sexual-misconduct reckoning result in lasting change?


    Since the Harvey Weinstein allegations surfaced, Hollywood has been buffeted by waves of new sexual-misconduct allegations against people both in front of and behind the camera. The question now is whether and how the entertainment industry can transform...

    Since the Harvey Weinstein allegations surfaced, Hollywood has been buffeted by waves of new sexual-misconduct allegations against people both in front of and behind the camera. The question now is whether and how the entertainment industry can transform that outpouring of outrage and disgust into action.
    Rapper Lil Peep dead at 21

    Rapper Lil Peep dead at 21


    Rapper Lil Peep, an emerging voice on the hip-hop scene and a YouTube star, has died at the age of 21, police and a business associate confirmed to CNN. ...

    Rapper Lil Peep, an emerging voice on the hip-hop scene and a YouTube star, has died at the age of 21, police and a business associate confirmed to CNN.
    Jeff Ross uses comedy to tackle immigration

    Jeff Ross uses comedy to tackle immigration


    There's a moment in Jeff Ross's new comedy special where the comedian couldn't possibly look any more out of place. ...

    There's a moment in Jeff Ross's new comedy special where the comedian couldn't possibly look any more out of place.
    Denzel Washington's 'Roman J. Israel'

    Denzel Washington's 'Roman J. Israel'


    Denzel Washington, the producer, has developed a knack for finding great roles for Denzel Washington, the actor -- last year in "Fences" (which he also directed), this year in "Roman J. Israel, Esq." Washington's quirky performance shines brightly, but...

    Denzel Washington, the producer, has developed a knack for finding great roles for Denzel Washington, the actor -- last year in "Fences" (which he also directed), this year in "Roman J. Israel, Esq." Washington's quirky performance shines brightly, but in a movie that otherwise doesn't present an especially strong case for rushing out to see it.
    'Mudbound' lifts Netflix with look at race divides

    'Mudbound' lifts Netflix with look at race divides


    Elevating Netflix's theatrical game, "Mudbound" is a powerful and absorbing film, one that does a splendid job of preserving its literary voice while painting a densely layered portrait of two families -- one white, one black -- in World War II-era...

    Elevating Netflix's theatrical game, "Mudbound" is a powerful and absorbing film, one that does a splendid job of preserving its literary voice while painting a densely layered portrait of two families -- one white, one black -- in World War II-era Mississippi.
    Where to eat in Chicago right now

    Where to eat in Chicago right now


    New York and Los Angeles might occasionally vie for the title, but many experts agree: Chicago is the best restaurant city in America right now. ...

    New York and Los Angeles might occasionally vie for the title, but many experts agree: Chicago is the best restaurant city in America right now.