White House launches last ditch effort to dissuade OPEC from cutting oil production to avoid a ‘total disaster’

Washington CNN — The Biden administration has launched a full-scale pressure campaign in a last-ditch effort to dissuade Middle Eastern allies from dramatically cutting oil production, according to multiple sources familiar with the matter. The push comes ahead of Wednesday’s crucial meeting of OPEC+, the international cartel of oil producers that is widely expected to … Read more

Trump goes to Supreme Court over Mar-a-Lago search and seizure of documents

CNN — Former President Donald Trump has asked the Supreme Court to intervene in the dispute over materials marked as classified the FBI seized from his Mar-a-Lago estate this summer. His emergency request with the Supreme Court is the latest example of the former President seeking to involve the justices in investigations that entangle him … Read more

Voting Rights Act: Supreme Court will hear challenge to key section in redistricting case

CNN — Almost a decade after effectively gutting a key provision of the Voting Rights Act, the Supreme Court is setting its sights on a different provision of the law on Tuesday in a case that could make it much more difficult for minority voters to challenge redistricting maps. At issue is Section 2 of … Read more

Japan issues rare alert as North Korea fires missile without warning over island

Seoul CNN — Japan urged residents to take shelter early Tuesday morning after North Korea fired a ballistic missile without warning over the country for the first time in five years, in a major and potentially dangerous escalation of recent weapons tests by the Kim Jong Un regime. The launch, which prompted immediate backlash from … Read more

National Archives alerted lawyers for Trump about missing letters with North Korean leader in May 2021

CNN — The National Archives alerted lawyers for former President Donald Trump in May 2021 that Trump’s letters with North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un – and two dozen boxes of records – were missing, according to new correspondence the Archives released on Monday. Gary Stern, general counsel for the National Archives and Records Administration, … Read more

Supreme Court leaves ban on bump stocks in place — again

CNN — The Supreme Court declined Monday to consider the latest challenge to a federal ban on bump stocks, keeping in place the prohibition on devices that essentially allow shooters to fire semiautomatic rifles continuously with one pull of the trigger. By declining to grant an appeal, the justices not only avoided taking up a … Read more

New book audio: Trump falsely claimed he gave Kim letters to Archives in 2021

Washington CNN — Former President Donald Trump falsely claimed he had given the letters he exchanged with North Korean leader Un to the National Archives last year when he was interviewed by New York Times reporter Maggie Haberman for her Kim Jong forthcoming book, according to audio of the interview obtained by cnn. Trump also … Read more

5 things to know for Oct. 3: Hurricanes, SCOTUS, Brazil, United Airlines, food recall

CNN — In 2022, it’s not uncommon to be surrounded by gadgets can turn on your lights, remind you of an appointment or track your sleep. But how far is too far? Some technology experts say Amazon’s new list of updates shows how prevalent surveillance products are in every corner of our homes with the … Read more

Trump defends ‘great woman’ Ginni Thomas after Jan. 6 testimony

CNN — Former President Donald Trump praised the “courage and strength” of Ginni Thomas at a rally Saturday, days after the wife of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas met with congressional investigators about her efforts to overturn the results of the 2020 election. In a four-and-a-half hour meeting with investigators on Thursday, Thomas discussed her … Read more

National Archives says it still doesn’t have all Trump White House records

CNN — The National Archives has told the House Oversight Committee that certain presidential records from the Trump administration remain outstanding, citing information that some White House staff used non-official electronic systems to conduct official business. In a Friday letter to the panel’s chairwoman, New York Democrat Carolyn Maloney, the National Archives and Records Administration, … Read more