5 things to know for Dec. 7: Senate, Trump Organization, Gas prices, Apple, China

CNN — When astronauts snapped an image of Earth 50 years ago, no one knew it would become one of the world’s most widely reproduced photographs. The striking portrait of our planet, known as the “Blue Marble,” was taken on this day in 1972 – and still fills us with awe decades later. Here’s what … Read more

Raphael Warnock will win the Georgia Senate runoff, CNN projects, in the final midterm rebuke of Trump’s influence

CNN — Democratic Sen. Raphael Warnock will win Georgia’s Senate runoffCNN projects, giving Democrats greater leverage in the Senate next year and delivering a critical blow to former President Donald Trump after a defeat of yet another one of his hand-picked candidates. With Warnock’s defeat of Republican challenger Herschel Walker, Democrats will control 51 seats … Read more

House Republicans seek testimony from Twitter employees

CNN — House Republicans say they will seek congressional testimony from top Twitter employees who oversaw the company’s handling of a New York Post report on Hunter Biden’s laptop in public hearings when Republicans officially reclaim control of the House in the next Congress, indicating that probes into digital content moderation will figure prominently. On … Read more

5 things to watch in Tuesday’s Georgia Senate race

CNN — The final drama of the 2022 midterm elections is coming to a head in Georgia on Tuesdayas Peach State voters – for the second time in as many years – cast ballots in a high-stakes US Senate runoff. Democratic Sen. Raphael Warnock was the leading vote-getter in the November general election, over Republican … Read more

Second Oath Keepers sedition trial presents new challenges for prosecutors

CNN — One week after the historic seditious conspiracy conviction of Oath Keepers founder Stewart Rhodesfederal prosecutors will try to prove once again that other members of the far-right militia were planning to violently stop Congress from certifying the 2020 presidential election. This time, however, prosecutors face a new challenge – convincing a jury that … Read more

Trump’s slow 2024 start worries allies

CNN — Back in 2015, Donald Trump‘s first campaign rally in Iowa as a contender for the Republican presidential nomination came just 10 hours after he declared his candidacy in New York. The following day, he was across the country in New Hampshire, with plans to visit South Carolina before the end of his first … Read more

Rudy Giuliani: Ethics charges for election fraud claims take major step forward with trial-like hearing in DC

CNN — Facing possible professional sanctions, Rudy Giuliani described on Monday the Trump campaign’s legal strategy for challenging the 2020 election results and how the former New York mayor had hoped to frame up an eventual case for the US Supreme Court. Giuliani is outlining his involvement in orchestrating the post-election legal strategy for former … Read more

Raphael Warnock: Sky-high Black turnout fueled his previous win. Will Georgia do it again?

Atlanta CNN — Former UN Ambassador Andrew Young rode his scooter alongside Democratic Sen. Raphael Warnock, Martin Luther King III and a fervent crowd of marchers on a recent Sunday through a southwest Atlanta neighborhood. The group stopped at an early polling location to vote, forming a line with some waiting as long as one … Read more

What we know about Georgia voters ahead of Senate runoff

CNN — For the past two years, the eyes of the political world kept turning back to Georgia. And for the second time in two years, voters in this key state will choose their senator in a runoff electionwhich this time will determine whether Democrats expand on their 50-50 majority. Early data shows voters are … Read more

Democrats vote to move forward with Biden’s plan to put South Carolina first on the 2024 primary calendar

CNN — The rule-making arm of the Democratic National Committee on Friday voted to approve a proposal to drastically reshape the 2024 presidential nominating calendar and make South Carolina the first state to hold a primary, followed by Nevada and New Hampshire on the same day a few days later, and then Georgia and Michigan … Read more