18 indicted in alleged 2020 fake Arizona elector scheme tied to Trump, AG announces

An Arizona grand jury indicted 18 people Wednesday in the ongoing investigation into an alleged attempt to use alternate electors after the 2020 presidential election as part of a wider alleged conspiracy to falsely declare then-President Donald Trump the winner, the state’s attorney general announced. The alleged fake electors and defendants named in the indictment were Kelli … Read more

Secret Service agent assigned to Kamala Harris hospitalized after exhibiting “distressing behavior,” officials say

Washington — A U.S. Secret Service agent assigned to Vice President Kamala Harris exhibited “distressing behavior” Monday morning at Joint Base Andrews and was hospitalized, authorities said. Harris was not present at the airbase at the time. In a statement provided to CBS News, the U.S. Secret Service said that at about 9 a.m. local … Read more

Supreme Court hears arguments on Idaho abortion ban

Supreme Court hears arguments on Idaho abortion ban – CBS News Watch CBS News The Supreme Court on Wednesday listened to arguments over whether Idaho’s near-total abortion ban violates a federal law that requires hospitals that participate in Medicare to provide necessary stabilizing treatment, including emergency abortion care. Jan Crawford reports. Be the first to … Read more

Biden meets 4-year-old Abigail Mor Edan, the youngest American hostage released by Hamas

Hamas says 40 hostages can’t be located Safety concerns for Gaza aid workers, Israel says Hamas can’t locate 40 hostages 03:02 Washington — President Biden on Wednesday met 4-year-old Abigail Mor Edan, an American girl who was taken hostage by Hamas after both her parents were killed in the group’s Oct. 7 attack.  The president … Read more

House speaker to visit Columbia University, call for president’s resignation amid ongoing protests

Washington — House Speaker Mike Johnson is visiting Columbia University on Wednesday, where he’s expected to call for the university’s president to resign as the campus has been roiled with accusations of antisemitism amid ongoing pro-Palestinian protests. Johnson said in an interview on “The Hugh Hewitt” show Wednesday morning that he plans to call on … Read more

New Jersey Rep. Donald Payne Jr. dies

Donald Payne Jr., a member of a prominent Newark political family who represented the city and nearby communities in Congress for over 11 years, died Wednesday following a heart attack brought on by complications from diabetes, his office said. Payne, 65, entered Congress somewhat reluctantly in 2012 following the death of his father, Rep. Donald … Read more

New Jersey Rep. Donald Payne Jr. dies

Washington — Rep. Donald Payne Jr., a Democrat from New Jersey, has died at age 65, according to New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy.  Payne had been hospitalized since early April after he suffered “a cardiac episode based on complications from his diabetes,” his office said last week. The statement said Payne was in “stable condition” … Read more

Why U.S. officials want to ban TikTok

Washington — A law that could lead to a national ban of TikTok cleared the Senate Tuesday night in a bipartisan vote of 79-18, representing one of the most serious threats to the immensely popular social media app’s U.S. operations.  Some lawmakers insist they don’t want to actually ban the platform used by roughly 170 million Americans, … Read more

Supreme Court to weigh Trump immunity claim over 2020 election prosecution. Here are the details.

Washington — The Supreme Court is set to consider Thursday whether former President Donald Trump is entitled to sweeping immunity from federal prosecution for conduct that occurred while he was in the White House, thrusting the justices into election-year politics in a historic case with significant ramifications for his legal and political future. Known as … Read more

Summer Lee defeats Bhavini Patel in Pennsylvania’s 12th Congressional District primary

Lee defeats Patel in Pennsylvania’s 12th Congressional District primary: AP projects Lee defeats Patel in Pennsylvania’s 12th Congressional District primary: AP projects 04:16 PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Summer Lee has defeated Bhavini Patel in the Democratic primary for Pennsylvania’s 12th Congressional District, the Associated Press projects. With 98% of ballots counted Wednesday morning, Lee had just over … Read more

Chocolate milk can stay in school lunch program, Biden administration decides

Elementary school cafeterias will be allowed to continue serving flavored milk such as chocolate and strawberry, the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced Wednesday. The Biden administration had initially floated a ban aimed at cutting consumption of added sugars by younger children. The decision is one of several changes now locked in by the department’s Food … Read more

Divided Supreme Court wrestles with Idaho abortion ban and federal law for emergency care

Washington — The Supreme Court on Wednesday appeared divided as it wrestled with a case pitting Idaho’s near-total ban on abortion against a federal law that requires hospitals to provide stabilizing care to patients experiencing medical emergencies. The dispute between the Biden administration and Idaho officials in the case known as Moyle v. United States was … Read more

What it’s like to watch Trump’s “hush money” trial from inside the courtroom

Everyone but the judge and jurors are seated before Donald Trump and his team enter the courtroom each day in his New York criminal trial. Reporters, other members of the public, prosecutors and Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg himself, must all pass through security screening and be in place, and quiet, as Trump approaches the … Read more

George Santos drops independent House bid

NEW YORK — Scandal-plagued former Rep. George Santos dropped his independent bid on Tuesday for an eastern Long Island House seat. Santos, who faces multiple felony charges, wrote on X that he did not want to potentially divide the Republican vote for first-term GOP Rep. Nick LaLota and help the eventual Democratic nominee in the … Read more

Pelosi says Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu “should resign”

House Speaker Emerita Nancy Pelosi said she believes Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu “should resign,” criticizing the Israeli leader’s aggressive response in Gaza to Hamas’ Oct. 7 attack, and saying Netanyahu has been an obstacle to peace “for years.” Pelosi made the remarks in an interview with Irish public broadcaster Raidió Teilifís Éireann during a … Read more

Former New York Rep. George Santos says he’s withdrawing his run for Congress. Here’s why.

George Santos withdrawing as Independent candidate in congressional race George Santos withdrawing as Independent candidate in congressional race 00:27 NEW YORK — Former New York Rep. George Santos is no longer running for Congress, he announced Tuesday on X. In March, Santos had announced plans to challenge Rep. Nick LaLota in New York’s First Congressional … Read more

In 2 years since Russia’s invasion, a U.S. program has resettled 187,000 Ukrainians with little controversy

Pennington, New Jersey — Yana, a 10-year-old fourth-grader from Ukraine with a bright smile and big dreams, said she has felt welcomed in New Jersey, calling the U.S. “very, very, very nice.” “I like the flowers here,” Yana said in English, which she has learned remarkably quickly. “People aren’t, like, being mean to anybody. They’re … Read more

Israel lashes out as U.S. expected to cut aid to IDF battalion over alleged human rights violations

Tel Aviv — Israeli leaders have lashed out at the prospect that the Biden administration may cut off aid to one of the Jewish state’s army battalions over accusations that it’s committed human rights abuses in the Israeli-occupied West Bank. According to a report by Axios, sanctions against the Israeli army’s ultra-Orthodox Netzah Yehuda battalion … Read more

Opening statements, first witness called in Trump “hush money” trial

Opening statements, first witness called in Trump “hush money” trial – CBS News Watch CBS News Prosecutors alleged in their opening statement that former President Trump committed election interference and falsified business records to pay off adult film star Stormy Daniels in the leadup to the 2016 election. Trump’s defense attorneys, however, claimed that no … Read more

Biden condemns “antisemitic protests” and “those who don’t understand what’s going on with the Palestinians”

President Biden on Monday weighed in on the pro-Palestine demonstrations taking place at elite university campuses.  “I condemn the antisemitic protests,” Mr. Biden told reporters after an Earth Day Event in Northern Virginia Monday. “That’s why I’ve set up a program to deal with that. I also condemn those who don’t understand what’s going on … Read more

The TikTok ban was just passed by the House. Here’s what could happen next.

TikTok users could soon find that the popular social media service is either under new ownership or, although it wouldn’t happen immediately, outright banned in the U.S. On Saturday, the House passed legislation that would bar TikTok from operating in the U.S. if the popular platform’s China-based owner doesn’t sell its stake within a year. The bill … Read more

Yale investigating report of Jewish student assaulted at pro-Palestinian rally

Yale investigating report of Jewish student assaulted at pro-Palestinian rally – CBS News Watch CBS News Sahar Tartak, editor-in-chief of the Yale Free Press, said she was assaulted Saturday night while covering pro-Palestinian demonstrations in New Haven, Connecticut. CBS New York’s Natalie Duddridge reports. Be the first to know Get browser notifications for breaking news, … Read more

Few have heard about Biden’s climate policies, even those who care most about issue — CBS News poll

President Joe Biden made addressing climate change a key issue in his 2020 campaign. Three years into his presidency, what do those who care about the issue most think about what he’s done? How much do they know? Few Americans say they’ve heard a lot about what the administration has done on climate change. That … Read more

Trump’s $175 million bond can stand after attorneys agree to comply with new conditions

The $175 million bond posted by an insurance company for former President Donald Trump in a civil fraud case can stand after an agreement Monday that included assurances from his lawyers to comply with conditions from the attorney general’s office. New York Attorney General Letitia James’ office argued it is concerned about the financial wherewithal … Read more

Supreme Court to hear major cases on homelessness, abortion, presidential immunity

Supreme Court to hear major cases on homelessness, abortion, presidential immunity – CBS News Watch CBS News Jan Crawford looks ahead at an important week for the Supreme Court. The justices will hear arguments on several contentious issues, including abortion limits and a claim by former President Trump that presidents have legal immunity for their … Read more

Supreme Court to consider clash of Idaho abortion ban with federal law for emergency care

Washington — Less than two years after the Supreme Court returned abortion policy to the states by overturning Roe v. Wade, the justices will hear the second of two cases in a month’s span that involve efforts to restrict access to the procedure. The latest dispute to be argued Wednesday involves the interplay between Idaho’s near-total … Read more

Supreme Court agrees to hear dispute over Biden administration’s “ghost guns” rule

Washington — The Supreme Court on Monday agreed to review a lower court decision that invalidated a rule from the Biden administration that aimed to address the proliferation of crimes involving “ghost guns.” The regulation at issue was implemented by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives in April 2022 and imposed a series … Read more

Opening statements start Monday in Donald Trump’s “hush money” trial

Opening statements start Monday in Donald Trump’s “hush money” trial – CBS News Watch CBS News Opening statements in Donald Trump’s “hush money” trial are set for Monday in a historic moment of the first-ever criminal trial of a former president of the United States. Trump faces 34 felony counts of falsifying business records. He’s … Read more

In major homelessness case, Supreme Court grapples with constitutionality of anti-camping ordinances

Washington — The Supreme Court on Monday wrestled with the constitutionality of local laws that ban public camping in a dispute over whether an Oregon city’s rules aimed at addressing homelessness violate the Eighth Amendment’s prohibition on cruel and unusual punishment. The case is the most significant involving homelessness to come before the nation’s highest court in … Read more

Trump “hush money” trial opening statements set for today

Opening statements in Trump trial on Monday Trump “hush money” trial opening statements set for Monday 02:22 Opening statements are set to begin this morning in former President Donald Trump’s criminal trial in New York. Prosecutors will begin laying out their case for jurors, alleging Trump falsified business records to cover up a “hush money” … Read more

Ukraine’s Zelenskyy says “we are preparing” for a major Russian spring offensive

Ukraine is readying soldiers for a major Russian offensive that is expected in the coming months, likely before the summer begins, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said Sunday. Zelenskyy emphasized that foreign aid “has to end up in tangible weapon systems,” specifically, crucial long-range artillery, to give Ukraine a chance at victory. His remarks came one … Read more

Full transcript of “Face the Nation,” April 21, 2024

On this “Face the Nation” broadcast, moderated by Margaret Brennan:  Sen. Mark Warner, Democrat of Virginia and Senate Intelligence Committee chairman Sen. Dan Sullivan, Republican of Alaska   House Appropriations Committee chair Rep. Tom Cole, Republican of Oklahoma Author David Sanger Pennsylvania Gov. Josh Shapiro, a Democrat   Click here to browse full transcripts of “Face … Read more

‘National security suicide’: Alaska senator slams Biden admin's move to restrict drilling and mining

Sen. Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska) criticized the Biden administration’s decision to put millions of acres of Alaskan wilderness outside the reach of oil drilling and critical mineral mining, likening the moves to “national security suicide.” “Well, it’s lawless. He doesn’t have the authority to do it. … It’s, as I say, national security suicide,” Sullivan said … Read more

Rep. Tom Cole says “the reservoir of goodwill is enormous” for House Speaker amid effort to oust him

Washington — Rep. Tom Cole, an Oklahoma Republican who leads the House Appropriations Committee, said Sunday that despite a growing threat to oust House Speaker Mike Johnson, he’s “much stronger than people seem to think,” noting that “the reservoir of goodwill is enormous.” “I actually think he’s, you know, empowered the center and marginalized the … Read more