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Alpine airports: Ski resorts you can fly into

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(CNN)The freedom found skiing on a mountain is often earned after lengthy journeys, airport hassles and time-consuming traffic. But what if flying to the slopes was simple? Certain ski resorts do offer this — and not just the ones involving a helicopter lift from the nearest international airport. “The benefit of private jet travel for… Read more »
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Kasich tentatively slated to meet with Trump

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(CNN)Ohio Gov. John Kasich is tentatively slated to meet with President Donald Trump at the White House on Friday, three sources familiar with the plan told CNN Monday. A Kasich adviser said the White House didn’t offer an explicit agenda for the meeting. A senior administration official said the meeting is still tentative but is… Read more »
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Lewandowski: If Manafort was contacting Russians, Trump didn’t know

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Washington (CNN)If Donald Trump’s campaign aides like Paul Manafort were contacting Russian officials during the campaign, then the President had nothing to do with it, claims former Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski. “If anybody crossed a line and gave information to a foreign agent or foreign government or foreign intelligence official, whether that’s Paul Manafort… Read more »
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White House confirms adviser reassigned after disagreeing with Trump

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West Palm Beach, Florida (CNN)A senior National Security Council adviser was reassigned to his old job at the National Defense University, a White House spokeswoman confirmed Sunday, after he criticized the Trump administration’s Latin American policies. Craig Deare was removed from his role as a senior adviser at the National Security Council’s Western Hemisphere division… Read more »
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Why Trump’s supporters still love him

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(CNN)They still love him. On Saturday, Donald Trump addressed a rally in Florida that was as big and adulatory as any he’d seen during the campaign. He attacked the federal judges who challenged his travel ban order. He attacked the reporters who ask tough questions. “They have their own agenda and their agenda is not… Read more »
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Eerie sculptures question the boundaries of human form

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(CNN)In Choi Xooang’s hyperrealistic sculptures, eyeless heads face off against each other, dismembered hands convene to form fleshy angel wings, and men with dog heads pose in underpants. It’s little surprise then that the Seoul-born South Korean declares: “If one feels uncomfortable physically or mentally when viewing my work, I would say it worked.” The… Read more »
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DHS memos describe aggressive new immigration, border enforcement policies

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(CNN)The Department of Homeland Security is set to release guidance on President Donald Trump’s immigration and border security executive orders that has sweeping implications for undocumented immigrants in the United States and those seeking to enter in the future. The memos from Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly to agency chiefs, obtained by CNN, are the… Read more »
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Flint water crisis: Report says ‘systemic racism’ played role

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(CNN)A government-appointed civil rights commission in Michigan says systemic racism helped to cause the Flint water crisis, according to a report released Friday. The 129-page report does not claim there were any specific violations of state civil rights laws, but says “historical, structural and systemic racism combined with implicit bias” played a role in the… Read more »
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Haass warns of ‘real doubts’ among allies over US reliability, says Tillerson is ‘home alone’

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(CNN)A leading foreign policy expert cautioned Friday that the Trump administration’s departure from traditional US foreign policy positions has created “real doubts” among allies. Richard Haass, the president of the nonpartisan Council on Foreign Relations, also told CNN’s Erin Burnett on “OutFront” that Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is “essentially home alone” at the State… Read more »
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National Security Council vacuum sparks crisis fears

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Washington (CNN)The vacant spot atop the National Security Council is triggering anxiety that the White House is ill-prepared to face a sudden foreign policy crisis amid fresh concern about politics at play in the Situation Room. President Donald Trump is expected to interview several candidates this weekend to replace Michael Flynn, the short-tenured national security… Read more »
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Virginia man who tried to aid ISIS sentenced

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Washington (CNN)A Virginia man who appeared set on inspiring attacks in Washington by adherents to ISIS was sentenced on Friday to eight and a half years in prison. Haris Qamar pleaded guilty in October to attempting to provide material support to the terrorist group and was sentenced by US District Judge Leonie M. Brinkema, the… Read more »
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DACA: 10 questions on program that protects ‘Dreamers’

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(CNN)Could former President Barack Obama’s signature immigration measure be headed for the chopping block? It’s a key question that’s been looming since President Donald Trump took office. But so far, the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) — which Obama created with an executive order in 2012 — remains in place. Debate over the issue… Read more »
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Powerful storm takes aim at Southern California

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(CNN)A strong storm is expected to bring drenching rain and the threat of flash flooding and landslides to Southern California late Friday and through the weekend, the National Weather Service warned Thursday. Flood watches affecting more than 20 million people have been posted for the southern portion of the state, including Los Angeles and San… Read more »
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Why would Acosta join the Trump team?

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(CNN)On Thursday, President Donald Trump held a bizarre news conference in which he railed against the media, Senate Democrats, and the intelligence community. He insisted his former national security adviser, Michael T. Flynn, had done nothing wrong. He falsely asserted that he had “the biggest electoral college win since Ronald Reagan.” Oh, and he named… Read more »
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Trump backs off two-state framework for Israeli-Palestinian deal

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Washington (CNN)President Donald Trump rejected the long-established US framework for Middle East peacemaking at a White House visit with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Wednesday as he announced his desire to reach “the ultimate deal.” In staking his claim to a prize that has eluded many a leader before him, Trump previewed the nascent outlines… Read more »
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Wasserman Schultz: Trump aides’ Russian contact ‘reeks of collusion’

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Washington (CNN)The former chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee said Wednesday that reported contacts between President Donald Trump’s campaign aides and Russia amounted to collusion. Democratic Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz told CNN’s Erin Burnett on “OutFront” the media reports necessitated an “independent, bipartisan investigation.” “With every passing day, it gets more and more disturbing, and… Read more »
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Feinstein, Grassley seek full briefing, transcripts of Flynn calls

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Washington (CNN)A bipartisan Senate duo is asking for the Justice Department to release details and transcripts that triggered the fall of Michael Flynn, the President Donald Trump’s national security adviser who was fired Monday. Sens. Chuck Grassley and Dianne Feinstein, the top Republican and Democrat respectively on the Senate Judiciary Committee, wrote to the Justice… Read more »
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Trump announces first post-inauguration campaign rally

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Washington (CNN)Less than a month into office, President Donald Trump announced on Wednesday the first rally since his inauguration. The President tweeted an announcement for the rally set for Saturday in Melbourne, Florida. “Join me in Florida this Saturday at 5pm for a rally at the Orlando-Melbourne International Airport!” Trump tweeted.
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US Special Ops chief: More than 60,000 ISIS fighters killed

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Washington (CNN)The US Special Operations head said Tuesday that the US and its allies had eliminated more than 60,000 ISIS fighters. “We have killed over 60,000,” Gen. Raymond “Tony” Thomas, commander of US Special Operations command, told a symposium Maryland. Thomas oversees America’s elite Special Operations troops, including Navy SEALs and Army Green Berets, which… Read more »