Former Republican Senator and Defense Secretary William Cohen criticized members of his own party who are signing on to President Donald Trump’s election challenge, comparing them to circus animals under Trump’s control.
The Senate held two votes for opposing plans to end the longest government shutdown in history, with few members breaking ranks as the shutdown stretched into day 34.
The Republican bill would have reopened government, funded President Donald Trump’s border wall, offered temporary deportation protections and provided disaster aid. It received 50 votes, short of the 60 required to move forward.
The Democratic bill would have reopened the federal government through early February and included $12.1 billion in disaster aid. It received 52 votes, failing to move forward as well.
Neither measure was expected to succeed.
Read more: https://www.cnn.com/2019/01/24/politics/how-senators-voted-shutdown-wall-vote/index.html
#Shutdown #Tapper #CNN #News
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo talks to CNN’s Jake Tapper about the need for more coronavirus testing and the “containment zone” imposed on a cluster of cases in New Rochelle, New York. #CNN #News
Beto O’Rourke is ending his 2020 presidential bid, saying his campaign does not have the means to move forward successfully. #CNN #News
Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang broke down in tears when answering an audience member’s questions at a gun safety forum in Des Moines, Iowa. CNN’s Arlette Saenz reports. #CNN #News
UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson reimposed a lockdown in England as a more transmissible variant of Covid-19 fuels a surge in infections and hospitalizations in the country.
#Covid19 #BorisJohnson #CNN
The Lead’s panel gets heated during a discussion about two new Democratic Congresswomen’s outspoken positions regarding Israel and US-Israeli relations. #CNN #News
As the number of people diagnosed with coronavirus rises to at least 15 in the US, Dr. Sanjay Gupta speaks to the CDC about how they are handling the outbreak and their predictions for the future. #CNN #News
CNN’s Omar Jimenez reports that Detroit is the first major city in the US to open coronavirus testing to all essential employees regardless of symptoms. #CNN #News
SOURCES AND FURTHER READING:
Donald Trump Jr. leaves the door open for a possible run for office of his own: ‘I’m never going to rule anything out
DONALD TRUMP JR. ON RUNNING FOR OFFICE: ‘I’M THE SON OF A BILLIONAIRE FROM NYC…BUT I HAVE FRIENDS IN FLYOVER COUNTRY…THESE ARE MY PEOPLE’
Donald Trump Jr. Emerges as the G.O.P. ‘Relief Pitcher’ of 2018
‘A natural’: Donald Trump Jr. emerges as a campaign star, despite Russia baggage
2020 Democrats defend Kamala Harris after Trump Jr. retweets, deletes post about her race
Russian Dirt on Clinton? ‘I Love It,’ Donald Trump Jr. Said
Trump: ‘Surprise’ question about Pence 2024 led him to hesitate
I was named “best dressed” in 7th grade. That, along with being CNN’s editor at large and author of the daily “Point” newsletter are my proudest achievements. Look for me here every Tuesday and Thursday to find out what’s really going down in politics.
Writer: Chris Cillizza
The Point team: Leigh Munsil and Allison Gordon
Editor: Steven Sevilla
Producer: Arielle Sacks
Follow Chris on
Subscribe to The Point newsletter: https://mailchi.mp/cnn/dvgb325pfm
#CNN #News #Cillizza