Trump pulls strings behind the scenes to help loyal 2022 candidates

(CNN) Former President Donald Trump has taken his involvement in 2022 Republican primaries to a new level as he works to permanently mold the GOP in his image. Trump has also had conversations in recent weeks with MAGA-aligned Republicans who are considerin...

Five US lawmakers defy China by meeting with officials in Taiwan

Washington (CNN) Five US lawmakers arrived in Taiwan on Thursday to meet with government officials, defying Beijing to visit the contested island. "When news of our trip broke yesterday, my office received a blunt message from the Chinese Embassy, telling m...

Reasons to be thankful vs. worried this Thanksgiving

But it's the economy and inflation souring the overall mood for Americans. A series of court cases proved the national reckoning on issues of race is as complicated and unsolvable as ever. What may touch more Americans more directly every day, however, is t...

Analysis: Thanksgiving is back, baby!

(CNN) Almost 7 in 10 Americans say they plan to spend Thanksgiving with the same number of people (63%) or even more people (5%) than they did pre-Covid, according to new Monmouth University poll numbers -- data that suggest people are getting back to their...