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Trump ally Mike Johnson elected House speaker three weeks after McCarthy ouster

CNN  —  The Republican-led House elected Rep. Mike Johnson as the new House speaker on Wednesday – a major leadership change that comes three weeks after the historic ouster of…

Obamacare open enrollment 2024: Premiums rise but subsidies will protect most enrollees in Affordable Care Act plans

CNN  —  Premiums are going up again on the federal Affordable Care Act exchange, but generous subsidies will shield most consumers seeking coverage from the increased cost. The average monthly…

Hamas operatives used phone lines installed in tunnels under Gaza to plan Israel attack over 2 years, sources familiar with intelligence say

CNN  —  Intelligence shared with the United States suggests a small cell of Hamas operatives planning the deadly surprise attack on Israel communicated via a network of hardwired phones built…

ABC News: Mark Meadows received immunity to testify to special counsel in federal election subversion probe

CNN  —  Donald Trump’s former chief of staff, Mark Meadows, was granted immunity by special counsel Jack Smith and has met with federal prosecutors multiple times in their investigation into…

House Republicans vote on speaker nomination

Rep. Carlos Gimenez arrives at a GOP caucus meeting on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC on October 24. Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images Rep. Carlos Gimenez, who once pronounced himself OK – Only…

Live updates: House speaker candidate forum

Rep. Dan Meuser leaves a closed-door House Republican meeting at the US Capitol on October 20, 2023 in Washington, DC. Drew Angerer/Getty Images Rep. Dan Meuser, one of the nine…

Federal deficit effectively doubled in fiscal year 2023

CNN  —  The US budget deficit soared in fiscal year 2023, which will likely complicate Congress’ efforts to come to a federal spending deal before government funding runs out next…

Mideast crisis will test whether Biden can make experience an asset

CNN  —  The escalating confrontation between Israel and Hamas is offering President Joe Biden a crucial opportunity to begin flipping the script on one of his most glaring vulnerabilities in…

Two Trump co-defendants plead guilty. What next?

A version of this story appeared in CNN’s What Matters newsletter. To get it in your inbox, sign up for free here. CNN  —  With the frightening Israel-Hamas war and…

Back-to-back plea deals from Powell and Chesebro pose grave legal threat to Donald Trump

CNN  —  Two stalwart allies of former President Donald Trump flipped against him this week, a staggering turn of events that could now pose a grave threat to his ability…