Opinion: Trump scammed America. The January 6 panel is showing us how

Editor’s Note: Frida Ghitis, (@fridaghitis) a former CNN producer and correspondent, is a world affairs columnist. She is a weekly opinion contributor to CNN, a contributing columnist to The Washington Post and a columnist for World Politics Review. The views expressed in this commentary are her own. View more opinion on CNN. CNN — Two … 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 and Saudi crown prince planning to meet later this month

CNN — President Joe Biden and Saudi Arabia’s de facto ruler, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, are planning to meet later this month after two key deals were reached on Thursday following months of diplomatic heavy lifting by the US. In a surprise announcement on Thursday, OPEC and allied oil-producing nations revealed that they plan … Read more

Taiwan and the US could begin talks on closer economic ties ‘in a few weeks’

Singapore/Taiwan CNN Business — Taiwan and the United States could begin talks to deepen trade and economic ties “in a few weeks,” two senior Taiwanese government officials told CNN on Friday. The new discussions will “explore concrete ways to deepen the US-Taiwan trade and investment relationship,” the officials said, with the focus on institutionalizing cooperation … Read more

Biden goes on the defensive over inflation and gas prices as he tries to shift the focus to Republicans

CNN — President Joe Biden on Tuesday blamed the Covid-19 pandemic and Russia’s war in Ukraine for troubling economic news as he and his administration went on the defensive over mounting inflation and rising gas prices. The President’s speech at the White House was advertised by his advisers as being focused on his plan to … Read more

Gillibrand says abortion rights supporters are in the ‘biggest fight of a generation’

Washington CNN — Democratic Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand of New York said Sunday that supporters of abortion rights are in “the biggest fight of a generation” after the leak of a draft Supreme Court opinion that would overturn Roe v. Wade, the landmark decision legalizing abortion nationwide. “Every one of us is standing up, speaking out, … Read more

Opinion: Trevor Noah’s jokes hit home

Editor’s Note: Kara Alaimo, an associate professor at the Lawrence Herbert School of Communication at Hofstra University, writes about issues affecting women and social media. She was spokeswoman for international affairs in the Treasury Department during the Obama administration. Follow her on Twitter @karaalaimo. The opinions expressed in this commentary are her own. View more … Read more

Biden will visit South Korea and Japan next month as he works to keep focus on Asia

CNN — President Joe Biden will make his first trip to Asia as president next month, visiting South Korea and Japan from May 20 to May 24, White House officials told CNN, underscoring his commitment to the region even as international attention is directed toward the crisis in Ukraine . Biden, the officials said, will … Read more

Trevor Reed: American released from Russia in prisoner swap

Washington CNN — American Trevor Reed, a US citizen and former Marine who had been detained in Russia since 2019, has been released in a prisoner swap. The release ends a nearly three-year order for Reed, who was sentenced to nine years in prison in July 2020 for endangering the “life and health” of Russian … Read more

Former Sen. Orrin Hatch dies at 88

CNN — Former Utah Sen. Orrin Hatch, the longest-serving Republican senator in US history, died in Salt Lake City on Saturday at the age of 88. Hatch, the former Senate president pro tempore, served in the chamber for 42 years from 1977 to 2019. The Hatch Foundation confirmed his death in a release, which did … Read more