What to expect January 6 hearings day 5:

CNN — Thursday’s hearing before the House select committee investigating the January 6, 2021, insurrection turns the panel’s focus toward how former President Donald Trump tried to use the Justice Department to bolster his attempts to overturn the 2020 presidential election. Three top officials who led the Justice Department in the final days of the … Read more

Gustavo Petro: A reformed revolutionary: Meet the former guerilla fighter vying for Colombia’s presidency

Bogota, Colombia CNN — Some politicians manage to win office on their first attempt, seemingly coming out of nowhere to mount a successful bid despite little experience in public service. Others spend their entire lives waiting for the chance. For Colombian presidential hopeful Gustavo Petro, it’s taken three decades and two failed presidential bids to … Read more

January 6 committee has emails between Ginni Thomas and John Eastman

CNN — The House select committee investigating the January 6, 2021, US Capitol attack is in possession of email correspondence between conservative attorney John Eastman and Virginia “Ginni” Thomas, a conservative activist who’s the wife of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, a source familiar with the committee’s investigation told CNN. The source who spoke with … Read more

Takeaways from Monday’s January 6 hearing

CNN  —  The House committee investigating the January 6, 2021, attack on the US Capitol detailed Monday how those around then-President Donald Trump told him he lost the 2020 election – but he refused to listen, turning instead to his attorney Rudy Giuliani to embrace false claims that the election was stolen. The hearing Monday … Read more

Liz Cheney said Trump had a ‘seven-part plan’ to overturn the election. Here’s what she meant

CNN — Former President Donald Trump had a “sophisticated seven-point plan” to overturn the 2020 presidential election over the course of several months, January 6 committee Vice Chair Liz Cheney said, detailing how the panel plans to use its future hearings to tackle each part of the scheme. “On the morning of January 6, President … Read more

Biden watches as Latin American leaders criticize his decision to exclude some nations from Summit of the Americas

CNN — President Joe Biden on Thursday watched on as Latin American leaders lambasted his decision to exclude autocratic leaders from the Summit of the Americas in Los Angeles, just moments after the President had delivered remarks underscoring his belief that the future of the Western Hemisphere should be a democratic one. Belize’s prime minister, … Read more

5 things to know for June 8: Primaries, Gun laws, January 6, Ukraine, Covid-19

CNN — The new list of the world’s most expensive cities is here – and to no surprise, cities with competitive and cramped housing markets claimed the top spots. For the third year in a row, Hong Kong received the dubious title of “priciest city in the world,” according to an analysis by ECA International. … Read more

Fetterman’s wife says Democratic Senate candidate may be away from campaign trail until July as he recovers from a stroke

Braddock, Pennsylvania CNN — Pennsylvania Democratic Senate candidate John Fetterman may be away from the campaign trail until July, his wife told CNN on Monday, as she pushed back on suggestions that the family had not been fully transparent about the extent of his heart condition following a stroke last month. “I think he deserves … Read more

Trump, other Republicans reject gun reforms at NRA convention that showcases nation’s split

Houston CNN — Former President Donald Trump and other GOP leaders rejected efforts to overhaul gun laws and mocked Democrats and activists calling for change Friday at the National Rifle Association’s annual convention. The gathering this weekend in Houston is taking place 280 miles east of the South Texas town of Uvalde, where 19 children … Read more

Pence says a vote for Kemp will send ‘deafening message’ that GOP is ‘party of the future’

Kennesaw, Georgia CNN — On the eve of Georgia’s primary election, former Vice President Mike Pence had a forward-looking message of support for renaming Republican Gov. Brian Kemp. “When you say yes to Governor Brian Kemp tomorrow, you will send a deafening message all across America that the Republican Party is the party of the … Read more