NBC’s Chuck Todd grills Senator John Kennedy for echoing Putin’s talking points and doing Trump’s ‘dirty work’

During an appearance on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” GOP Sen. John Kennedy of Louisiana accused former Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko of interfering with the 2016 election on behalf of Hillary Clinton. The accusation came just one week after Kennedy walked b…

Analysis: Takeaways from today’s impeachment hearing

(CNN)On Wednesday morning, the House Judiciary Committee convened its first hearing in the impeachment investigation into President Donald Trump — bringing in four constitutional lawyers to debate what, exactly, constitutes “high crimes and misdemeanors” and…

With Trump, All Roads Lead to Moscow

Who would benefit from these announcements? Mr. Trump, who believes his re-election prospects are threatened most by Mr. Biden, and Vladimir Putin, the president of Russia, who has been working for years to make Ukraine the fall guy for his own interference i…

Google bans political ad targeting by affiliation and voter records

Google bans political ad targeting by affiliation and voter records

These practices are in line with what you already see in conventional TV, radio and print ads, Google said. The search firm is also taking a tougher stance on truth in advertising than Facebook, if only slightly. It’s clearing up its ad policies to explicitl…

Impeachment inquiry: Trump Ukraine phone call ‘improper’

Impeachment inquiry: Trump Ukraine phone call ‘improper’

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionWhite House official tells impeachment hearing he “was concerned by call” A top US official has said a phone call the US president made to ask Ukraine to investigate political rivals was “improper”. …

Impeachment: Trump directed Ukraine pressure

Impeachment: Trump directed Ukraine pressure

Media captionEU ambassador Gordon Sondland testifies that Trump’s personal lawyer “requests were a quid pro quo” A US diplomat has told the presidential impeachment inquiry that he followed Donald Trump’s orders to put pressure on Ukraine to investigate Joe …

Trump impeachment inquiry: Why Ukraine is so important to the US

Trump impeachment inquiry: Why Ukraine is so important to the US

Image copyrightGetty Images Did President Donald Trump withhold military aid from ally Ukraine for his own political reasons? That is the big question at the heart of the Democrat-led impeachment inquiry. Ukraine is not in Nato and it has struggled with yea…

Donald Trump Jr. Airs Family Grievances (One Book at a Time)

Donald Trump Jr. Airs Family Grievances (One Book at a Time)

WASHINGTON On the eve of the first public hearing in the Democratic-led impeachment against President Trump, his eldest son was standing in the lobby of the family hotel, delivering firm handshakes and turning over copies of his book, Triggered: How the Left …

General election 2019: Politicians risk heckles in rain-soaked campaign

General election 2019: Politicians risk heckles in rain-soaked campaign

Image copyrightAFP/EPAImage caption On the campaign trail: Boris Johnson of the Conservatives, Labour’s Jeremy Corbyn and Jo Swinson of the Liberal Democrats Despite many politicians, political commentators, analysts and journalists including me saying thi…

Opinion: Democrats are wasting America’s time on impeachment

Opinion: Democrats are wasting America’s time on impeachment

Scott Jennings, a CNN contributor, is a former special assistant to President George W. Bush and a former campaign adviser to US Sen. Mitch McConnell. He is a partner at RunSwitch Public Relations in Louisville, Kentucky. Follow him on Twitter @ScottJenningsK…