Transcript: Pennsylvania Gov. Josh Shapiro on “Face the Nation,” April 21, 2024

The following is a transcript of an interview with Pennsylvania Gov. Josh Shapiro, a Democrat, that aired on April 21, 2024. MARGARET BRENNAN: We go now to the Democratic governor of Pennsylvania, Josh Shapiro. He joins us this morning from Abington, Pennsylvania. And, Governor, thank you for sticking with us. We’ve been having some transmission … Read more

Sen. Mark Warner says possible TikTok sale is “complicated,” and one-year timeline makes sense

Washington — Sen. Mark Warner, a Virginia Democrat who leads the Senate Intelligence Committee, said the possible sale of TikTok after congressional action is “complicated,” noting that giving any type of transaction up to a full year “makes sense.” The video-sharing app owned by a China-based company has been under fire by U.S. officials for years … Read more

Transcript: House Appropriations Committee chair Rep. Tom Cole on “Face the Nation,” April 21, 2024

The following is a transcript of an interview with House Appropriations Committee chair Rep. Tom Cole, Republican of Oklahoma, that aired on April 21, 2024. MARGARET BRENNAN: We turn now to Oklahoma Republican Congressman Tom Cole. Good morning.   REP. TOM COLE (R-OK): Good morning.  MARGARET BRENNAN: So you were the lead sponsor on Ukraine, … Read more

Ukraine ‘will have a chance at victory’ with new US aid, Zelenskyy says

The tens of billions of dollars in long-stalled Ukraine aid approved by the House on Saturday will give his country “a chance at victory,” Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said Sunday. “I think this support will really strengthen the armed forces of Ukraine, and we will have a chance for victory,” Zelenskyy said through a translator … Read more

CBS News poll finds big majority of Americans support U.S. taking steps to reduce climate change

Record heat, hurricanes, wildfires all have been making news in recent years. And while not everyone agrees events like these are the direct result of climate change, they do connect to peoples’ opinions about it: a big majority of Americans feel the U.S. needs to address climate change, with those who report experiencing extreme weather … Read more

Biden signs bill reauthorizing contentious FISA surveillance program

President Biden on Saturday signed legislation reauthorizing a key U.S. surveillance law after divisions over whether the FBI should be restricted from using the program to search for Americans’ data nearly forced the statute to lapse. Barely missing its midnight deadline, the Senate had approved the bill by a 60-34 vote hours earlier with bipartisan … Read more

Online threats against pro-Palestinian protesters rise in wake of Sen. Tom Cotton’s comments about protests

Online threats and hateful rhetoric against pro-Palestinian protesters have accelerated since Republican Sen. Tom Cotton of Arkansas encouraged people affected by the mass protests to “take matters into your own hands,” according to a report obtained by CBS News. Advance Democracy, a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization that conducts public interest research, says it found that there … Read more

U.S. agrees to withdraw troops from Niger

4/19: CBS Morning News 20:00 The U.S. has agreed to withdraw its forces from the West African nation of Niger, an official confirmed to CBS News Friday. A state department official told CBS News in a statement that in a meeting Friday, Deputy Secretary of State Kurt Campbell and Nigerian Prime Minister Ali Lamine Zeine “committed … Read more

Man sets himself on fire near Trump trial courthouse in NYC. Here’s what we know so far.

Emergency crews rushed away a person on a stretcher after a fire was extinguished outside the courthouse where jury selection for former President Donald Trump’s trial is taking place. Witnesses say they saw a man pour liquid over his head and set himself on fire. The New York Police Department identified the man as 37-year-old … Read more

Colorado organizers fail to gather enough signatures to put anti-abortion measure on the ballot

Colorado organizers who sought to put an anti-abortion initiative on the ballot this November failed to gather enough signatures in time to qualify. The proposed measure from the Colorado Life Initiative sought to declare “a living human child must not be intentionally dismembered, mutilated, poisoned, scalded, starved, stabbed, given toxic injections known to cause death, … Read more

Trump campaign, RNC aim to deploy 100,000 volunteer vote-counting monitors for presidential election

The Republican National Committee and former President Donald Trump’s campaign announced a new initiative Friday to deploy thousands to monitor vote counting in battleground states during the presidential election.  The Republican Party aims to recruit 100,000 volunteers to observe the voting process and report irregularities, as well as lawyers to provide rapid-response services if there … Read more

New York Attorney General Letitia James opposes company holding Trump’s $175 million bond in civil fraud case

Trump faces setbacks in several legal battles Trump facing setbacks in several legal battles 03:51 New York Attorney General Letitia James on Friday filed a memorandum of opposition to the surety company that holds the $175 million bond for former President Donald Trump as he appeals the $460 million decision against him in the civil … Read more

Foreign aid legislation advances, but could cost Speaker Mike Johnson

Foreign aid legislation advances, but could cost Speaker Mike Johnson – CBS News Watch CBS News The House Rules Committee advanced a foreign aid package that provides billions in stalled security funding for Ukraine, Israel and Taiwan, steering the measures closer toward passage this weekend. The legislation had been tied up for weeks. The progress … Read more

U.S. sanctions two entities over fundraising for extremist West Bank settlers who attacked Palestinians

The Treasury Department on Friday announced sanctions against two entities that have been accused of fundraising for extremist Israeli-occupied West Bank settlers connected to violence against Palestinians, as well as the founder of a group whose members regularly attack Palestinians. Deputy Treasury Secretary Wally Adeyemo said in a statement that Mount Hebron Fund and Shlom … Read more

Trump could have helped response to Jan. 6 riot — but didn’t — per new testimony

Donald Trump could have cleared up confusion and hastened the arrival of National Guard troops to quell the Capitol riot if he’d called Pentagon leaders on Jan. 6, 2021, according to recent closed-door congressional testimony by two former leaders of the D.C. guard. Michael Brooks, the senior enlisted leader of the D.C. guard at the … Read more

Some families left in limbo after Idaho’s ban on gender-affirming care for minors allowed to take effect

Forced to hide her true self, Joe Horras’ transgender daughter struggled with depression and anxiety until three years ago, when she began to take medication to block the onset of puberty. The gender-affirming treatment helped the now-16-year-old find happiness again, her father said. A decision by the U.S. Supreme Court late Monday allowing Idaho to … Read more

House speaker faces removal bid as articles of impeachment for Mayorkas delivered to Senate

House speaker faces removal bid as articles of impeachment for Mayorkas delivered to Senate – CBS News Watch CBS News House Speaker Mike Johnson is facing pressure from far-right members of his own party, who are threatening to remove him. Meanwhile, articles of impeachment against Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas were delivered to the Senate, … Read more

Trump allies encourage Mar-a-Lago visits with foreign leaders months before election

Former President Donald Trump’s allies have been encouraging foreign countries to send diplomats and official emissaries to Mar-a-Lago to reconnect ahead of another potential Trump stint in the White House, sources with direct knowledge of the meetings confirmed to CBS News.  Trump advisers and allies believe he’ll be able to capitalize on the decline in … Read more

Supreme Court appears divided over obstruction law used to prosecute Trump, Jan. 6 rioters

Washington — A divided Supreme Court wrestled on Tuesday with the scope of a federal obstruction statute used to prosecute hundreds of people who breached the Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, in a legal battle that could have ramifications for the election interference case against former President Donald Trump. At issue in the court fight known as Fischer v. U.S. … Read more

Speaker Mike Johnson says he’s “not resigning” as effort to remove him gains new backer

House Speaker Johnson says he’s not resigning House Speaker Mike Johnson says he’s not resigning as momentum grows for ouster 11:15 Washington — House Speaker Mike Johnson is facing a new call by another Republican lawmaker to step down or face removal, but he said Tuesday he’s not resigning. Kentucky Rep. Thomas Massie said Tuesday … Read more

Jury selection continues in former President Donald Trump’s historic “hush money” trial

Jury selection continues in former President Donald Trump’s historic “hush money” trial – CBS News Watch CBS News No jurors were selected on the first day of former President Donald Trump’s “hush money” trial. Out of the first batch of 96 prospective jurors who were sworn in and questioned, more than half were excused, many … Read more

House to send Mayorkas impeachment articles to Senate as clash over trial looms

Washington — House Republicans are set to present the articles of impeachment against Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas to the Senate Tuesday, kicking off a confrontation over an impeachment trial that’s been brewing for months.  Months after the lower chamber voted to impeach the Cabinet secretary, House impeachment managers will be walking the … Read more

The Biden campaign is trying to keep Jan. 6 top of mind with voters. Will it work?

When Vice President Kamala Harris dropped by a campaign office in Madison, Wisconsin, in March, those who attended were handed some poster board and asked to write down why they’re supporting President Joe Biden’s reelection. Democratic voter Frank Pohlkamp wrote, “because democracy matters.” “There was quite a bit of planning [from Trump’s side] that went … Read more

Supreme Court allows Idaho to enforce ban on gender-affirming care for nearly all transgender minors for now

Washington — The Supreme Court on Monday agreed to allow Idaho officials enforce a ban on gender-affirming medical care for nearly all transgender minors statewide, granting a request from state officials to narrow the scope of a lower court’s order that blocked the law from taking effect. The court’s conservative majority granted the state’s request … Read more