Since Trump was sworn in, CNN has sent nearly 600 alerts related to the new administration — they were even part of a skit on NBC’s “Saturday Night Live” in February.

On day 100, we look at all those alerts we sent.


  • Donald Trump is now the 45th President of the United States.
  • President Trump delivers inaugural address: “From this day forward, it’s going to be only America first.” Watch live on CNN
  • Trump signs Cabinet nominations, proclamation for national day of patriotism, and law making Gen. James Mattis eligible for Pentagon chief. Follow live
  • 95 people arrested after protesters smashed windows and damaged cars near Donald Trump’s inauguration. 2 police officers were hurt
  • President Trump leads standing ovation for Clintons at Inauguration Day luncheon: “I have a lot of respect for those two people.” Follow parade soon
  • Senate votes to confirm retired Gen. James Mattis as secretary of defense, the first Cabinet confirmation of Donald Trump’s presidency
  • Defense Secretary James Mattis and Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly have been sworn in to their new Cabinet jobs.
  • President Donald Trump signed an executive order declaring the official policy of his administration will be “to seek the prompt repeal” of Obamacare
  • President Trump danced with his wife, Melania, to “My Way” by Frank Sinatra at the Liberty Ball after telling the crowd, “We did it.”


  • Women’s March brings streets in core of downtown Washington to a standstill. President Trump gets to work, visits CIA. Follow CNN
  • “I am with you 1,000%,” President Trump says at CIA after getting briefing. He blames media for perception of “feud with the intelligence community”


  • Trump says he is scheduled to meet with leaders of Canada and Mexico to begin to renegotiate NAFTA.


  • President Trump’s first executive action today will be to withdraw from the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal, two sources say.
  • Sen. Marco Rubio says he’ll vote for Donald Trump’s secretary of state choice, all but guaranteeing Rex Tillerson will be confirmed as top US diplomat
  • White House spokesman Sean Spicer to meet press corps for first time since his tirade against accurate coverage of inauguration crowds. Watch CNN
  • Calls between President Donald Trump’s national security adviser, Michael Flynn, and Russian ambassador are under investigation
  • President resigned from positions in hundreds of entities, Trump Organization document says. Spokesman says sons “are fully in charge of the company”
  • Senate committee approves Rex Tillerson for secretary of state. Final Senate vote expected next week.
  • Senate confirms Mike Pompeo to be CIA director.


  • House Speaker Paul Ryan invites President Donald Trump to address a joint session of Congress on February 28.
  • President signs executive actions to advance approval of Keystone XL and Dakota Access oil pipelines. CNN is tracking all of Trump’s campaign promises.
  • President Trump believes millions of votes for president were cast illegally, press secretary says without providing evidence for the debunked claim
  • Senate confirms Nikki Haley as the next US ambassador to the United Nations by a 96-4 vote.
  • President Trump, in a tweet, says he will “send in the Feds” if the city doesn’t fix “horrible ‘carnage’ going on”.
  • President Trump will direct federal resources Wednesday toward building a border wall, a White House official tells CNN.
  • Clarification: President Trump tweets that he will “send in the feds” to Chicago if the city doesn’t fix “horrible ‘carnage’ going on.”


  • Trump calls for “major investigation” into voter fraud after alleging, without evidence, millions of illegal votes.
  • Dow hits 20,000 for the first time ever. It’s up 1,667 points since President Trump’s victory in November.
  • Trump signs two executive actions on building a wall along the US-Mexico border and stripping funding from sanctuary cities.
  • As President Trump calls for voter fraud probe, a CNN KFile review finds his Treasury pick, Steven Mnuchin, registered to vote in 2 states
  • Trump says he wants to “fight fire with fire” to stop terrorism, suggesting he’s open to bringing back torture because he “absolutely” believes it works.
  • Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto said his country “will not pay for any wall,” despite the claims US President Donald Trump has made.


  • Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto cancels meeting with President Donald Trump after renewed tensions over Trump’s plan to build a border wall
  • 4 State Dept. management officials were told their services were no longer needed, part of an effort to “clean house,” administration officials say
  • President Trump wants to impose a 20% tax on imports from Mexico to pay for the border wall, the White House says
  • Trump and Putin are to speak on the phone Saturday in their first conversation since Trump took office, an administration official tells CNN.


  • The U.S. economy slowed in the fourth quarter. For all of 2016, growth was 1.6%, the weakest since 2011.
  • Trump is expected to sign executive order limiting the flow of refugees into the US and instituting “extreme vetting” of immigrants, an official says.
  • Mike Pence is first sitting VP to address March for Life: “Life is winning again in America.” Trump and UK leader to hold briefing soon. Follow on CNN
  • President Trump and Mexican President Peña Nieto spoke on the phone, a White House official says.
  • British prime minister says at joint briefing that President Trump has accepted Queen Elizabeth’s invitation for a state dinner. Watch CNN
  • Trump says James Mattis’ opposition to torture overrides his own view; “too early” to lift Russia sanctions; he accepts invitation for UK state visit
  • President Trump signs executive actions “to keep radical Islamic terrorists out” and for “a great rebuilding of the armed services.”


  • 2 Iraqis who had visas to enter US sue Trump and US government after arriving in NY and being detained due to travel ban.
  • Iran to bar US citizens from entering country in response to Trump’s travel ban, state media reports.
  • One of two Iraqi men held at JFK airport released, according to tweet from Rep. Jerrold Nadler.
  • President Trump signs executive actions on lobbying, a reorganization of the National Security Council and a call for a plan to defeat ISIS
  • Federal judge grants emergency stay for citizens in transit from seven countries named in Trump’s executive order.


  • The Department of Homeland Security says it will comply with judicial orders not to deport detained travelers.
  • White House discussing the possibility of asking foreign visitors to disclose websites and social media sites they visit, and to share cell phone contacts, sources tell CNN.
  • Trump defends executive order on extreme vetting, saying he will show compassion to those fleeing oppression while “protecting our own citizens”


  • President Trump says he’ll announce his nominee to fill Supreme Court vacancy at 8 p.m. tomorrow.
  • Former President Obama issues statement critical of President Trump’s executive order curbing immigration, says he is “heartened” by protests
  • Acting attorney general tells Justice Dept. lawyers not to make legal arguments defending Trump’s order on immigration and refugees, sources say
  • Trump tweets reaction to acting attorney general’s defiance on travel ban, says Democrats “have nothing to do but obstruct’ his Cabinet picks. He adds: “Now have an Obama A.G.”
  • White House says President Trump fired acting Attorney General Sally Yates for “refusing to enforce a legal order” on immigration.


  • Democrats on Senate Finance Committee boycott panel votes on Treasury nominee Steve Mnuchin and Health and Human Services nominee Rep. Tom Price
  • Finalists to be Trump Supreme Court pick – Neil Gorsuch and Thomas Hardiman – are headed to DC ahead of 8 pm ET announcement, sources say. Watch CNN
  • Donald Trump reveals choice for US Supreme Court: Neil Gorsuch, 49, is youngest nominee in 25 years to this lifetime position.
  • Nancy Pelosi calls President Trump’s Supreme Court pick Neil Gorsuch “a very hostile appointment” and “outside the mainstream.” Watch CNN’s town hall


  • Senate Republicans took an extraordinary step to move forward with two of Trump’s top Cabinet nominees after confronting a boycott from Democrats.
  • Democrats boycott Scott Pruitt EPA confirmation hearing.
  • The Senate Judiciary Committee advanced the nomination of Jeff Sessions for attorney general in a party-line vote.
  • Trump said GOP senators should “go for it” and invoke nuclear option, preventing Democrats from invoking filibuster to block Supreme Court nominee.
  • Two GOP senators said they would not vote to support President Donald Trump’s choice for education secretary, Betsy DeVos.
  • Michael Flynn, President Donald Trump’s national security adviser, said Iran is “on notice,” following the country’s recent ballistic missile launch
  • Senate confirms former Exxon Mobil CEO Rex Tillerson to be secretary of state by a vote of 56-43.
  • President Trump makes unannounced visit to honor slain Navy SEAL.
  • Rex Tillerson has been sworn in as the Trump administration’s secretary of state.


  • Iran vows to continue missile activity after President Trump said Tehran was on notice for test firing a ballistic missile on Sunday.
  • Senate committee to bypass Democrats and advance nomination of EPA nominee Scott Pruitt.
  • The Treasury Department will allow some companies to do limited business with Russia’s Federal Security Service.
  • The White House is expected to impose additional sanctions on Iranian entities in response to Iran’s ballistic missile test on Sunday, sources say.
  • Uber CEO drops out of Trump’s business advisory council in reaction to the immigration executive order.


  • Trump will begin dismantling financial regulations enacted after the 2008 economic crisis, hours after his administration’s first major economic report.
  • Senate votes to advance President Trump’s education secretary nominee Betsy DeVos to a final confirmation vote, which is expected Monday
  • President Trump inherits an economy with an unemployment rate of 4.8%. Employers added 227,000 jobs in January, U.S. government says
  • Trump administration puts new sanctions on Iran, the first concrete action after the White House put Tehran “on notice” for missile test
  • Trump’s Mexico border wall plan faces increasing resistance from his own party, according to CNN interviews with more than a dozen GOP lawmakers
  • More than 100,000 visas have been revoked since President Trump’s executive order on immigration was signed January 27, government lawyers said in court.
  • The US military, in an embarrassing mix-up, touted video seized in Sunday’s raid in Yemen that turned out to be old video already published online.
  • President Trump has the highest disapproval rating of any new elected president, according to a new CNN-ORC poll
  • In a victory for President Trump, a federal judge in Boston has declined to renew a restraining order against the administration’s travel ban
  • ATF looking to “beef up” federal presence in Chicago, officials say, just a week after Trump threatened to “send in the feds”
  • White House says DOJ will file an emergency request to stop a judge’s nationwide halt of President Trump’s immigration order.
  • President Trump’s nominee for secretary of the Army, Vincent Viola, is withdrawing from consideration, citing business ties.


  • Trump blasts federal judge who has temporarily blocked enforcement of travel ban, tweeting that ruling by “so-called judge” is “ridiculous and will be overturned.”
  • Department of Homeland Security said it has suspended all actions to implement President Trump’s immigration order.
  • The Justice Department has filed an appeal to overturn Friday night’s ruling that stopped enforcement of President Trump’s travel ban


  • A federal appeals court denied the US government’s initial request to resume President Donald Trump’s travel ban.
  • Americans’ first impressions of Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch tilt positive, and plurality say Senate should vote to confirm him, CNN/ORC poll says.


  • 9th Circuit Court of Appeals to hear challenge to Trump’s ban Tuesday


  • Vice President Mike Pence casts historic tie-breaking vote to confirm Betsy DeVos as Donald Trump’s education secretary.
  • Federal appeals court now hearing oral arguments to determine whether to lift the injunction on Trump’s travel ban.
  • US Army Corps allows controversial Dakota Access Pipeline to proceed despite protests of Native Americans and environmentalists.
  • While aides try to manage Trump’s expectations about replacing Obamacare, Sens. Ted Cruz and Bernie Sanders debate fate of the law on CNN. Watch live at 9 p.m. ET
  • Government rations health care, Cruz argues. The US rations it by making it too expensive for some, Sanders answers. Follow the debate on CNN
  • In a rare rebuke, Sen. Elizabeth Warren was told to take a seat after a clash with Majority Leader Mitch McConnell in Sen. Jeff Sessions’ confirmation debate


  • Trump to judges: Even a ‘bad high school student’ would rule in my favor about travel ban.
  • Sen. Elizabeth Warren on being silenced in the Senate Tuesday: “I don’t think voters are asking us to ignore facts.”
  • Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch called President Trump’s tweets about the judiciary “demoralizing” and “disheartening,” senator says.
  • Senate votes to confirm Jeff Sessions as the next AG, following heated debate which included barring Elizabeth Warren from speaking in opposition.


  • Schumer calls on Trump to withdraw the nomination of Puzder to head the Labor Dept., citing his record as executive and his position on labor issues.
  • Trump aide Kellyanne Conway was “counseled” after promoting Ivanka Trump’s brand in an interview at the White House, WH spokesman Spicer says.
  • 9th Circuit Court of Appeals to issue ruling today on the Trump administration’s request to reinstate its travel ban, the court has announced.
  • President Trump’s travel ban will remain blocked, a federal appeals court ruled.
  • “SEE YOU IN COURT”: Trump defiant after appeals court ruled against reinstating his travel ban
  • Trump agrees to honor the “One China” policy at the request of Chinese President Xi Jinping in their first conversation since Trump’s inauguration


  • Senate confirms Rep. Tom Price to be the next secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services. The 52 to 47 vote was along party lines.
  • Kellyanne Conway apologized to Trump after Ivanka clothing line comments, a senior administration official says.
  • When asked if President Trump is considering a new executive order on immigration, a White House official says, “Nothing’s off the table”
  • Mexico warns its citizens living in US to “take precautions” and stay in touch with consular officials after US deports an undocumented mother
  • President Donald Trump says his administration will “be doing something very rapidly” regarding US security. “You’ll be seeing that sometime next week.”
  • After being blocked from a Washington school, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos said she “will not be deterred” from her agency’s mission
  • CNN Exclusive: US investigators corroborate some aspects of the Russia dossier
  • Trump won’t immediately appeal travel ban block to Supreme Court, source says


  • N. Korea test-fires a ballistic missile, S. Korean media report, the first since Trump became US president.
  • “The United States of America stands behind Japan, its great ally, 100%,” President Trump said after reports of a North Korean missile test.


  • North Korea’s weekend missile launch showed advances, such as using solid rocket fuel, making an imminent launch harder to detect, US officials say.
  • President Trump has “full confidence” in national security adviser Michael Flynn, according to top adviser Kellyanne Conway.
  • In new statement, Sean Spicer says President Trump is “evaluating the situation” around security adviser Michael Flynn.
  • The Senate votes to confirm former Goldman Sachs executive Steven Mnuchin as the next treasury secretary
  • David Shulkin is confirmed as secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs in 100 to 0 Senate vote.
  • Source: DOJ warned Trump administration last month that Michael Flynn was potentially vulnerable to blackmail by Russia.
  • Michael Flynn has resigned as President Trump’s national security adviser, two sources tell CNN.
  • Keith Kellogg will be the interim national security adviser, multiple sources tell CNN, following the resignation of Michael Flynn on Monday night.


  • The Senate’s second-ranking Republican and other GOP senators call for probe into connections between Trump and Russia and want Flynn to testify.
  • Secret Service Director Joseph Clancy announces his retirement, a spokesperson says.
  • President Trump asked Flynn to resign as national security adviser Monday because he misled Vice President Pence, White House spokesman Sean Spicer said Tuesday.
  • Government ethics office suggests that disciplinary action be taken against Trump adviser Kellyanne Conway for endorsing Ivanka Trump’s products
  • Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says it’s “highly likely” Senate intelligence committee will examine Michael Flynn’s talks with Russian ambassador
  • Russia positions cruise missile in an apparent treaty violation, US senior military official says.
  • Trump advisers were in constant communication during the campaign with Russians known to US intelligence, multiple officials say.


  • Trump tells Israeli PM Netanyahu the US will push for a peace deal with Palestinians and urged his visitor “to hold back” on settlement construction.
  • Top Senate Republicans urge the White House to withdraw the Andrew Puzder nomination for labor secretary, a senior GOP source says.
  • Andrew Puzder has withdrawn as President Donald Trump’s choice for labor secretary, a source close to Puzder says
  • The Pentagon might propose sending US conventional ground combat forces into northern Syria for the first time to speed up the fight against ISIS


  • President Trump will announce his new labor secretary pick at 12:30 p.m. ET, according to the White House.
  • President Trump to announce Alexander Acosta for labor secretary, sources say.
  • President Trump said his White House is not in chaos, but rather a “fine-tuned machine.”
  • FBI not expected to pursue charges against Michael Flynn and believe he was not intentionally misleading them, law enforcement officials say
  • Retired Vice Adm. Bob Harward has turned down President Donald Trump’s offer to be national security adviser, sources say


  • Crossroads Media founder Mike Dubke is expected to be named as White House Communications Director, two administration officials tell CNN.
  • The Senate confirms Scott Pruitt to lead the EPA in a mostly party-line vote.


  • The United States will continue to hold Russia to account and offer “unwavering commitment” to NATO, US Vice President Mike Pence tells European leaders


  • President Trump announces Lt. General H.R. McMaster as his new national security adviser


  • At first, these Republican voters didn’t care for Donald Trump, but they backed him in the general election. CNN checks in to see how they feel now.
  • The Trump administration outlines in memos its plan to crack down on undocumented immigrants
  • President Donald Trump says the recent spate of threats targeting the Jewish community in the US is “horrible” and “painful”
  • He already lost one daughter. Now he fears losing another. As Trump’s travel ban looms, a father races to reunite his family.
  • Federal judge blocks Texas from withholding Medicaid money from Planned Parenthood.


  • US Supreme Court rules for death row inmate whose own lawyers introduced evidence at trial that he was more likely to be dangerous because he is black
  • Trump administration withdraws federal protections on transgender bathroom use in public schools.
  • White House strategist Steve Bannon told Germany the EU was flawed just before Pence’s visit to reaffirm US commitment, sources say.
  • Democrats are days away from choosing a new party leader. Watch the candidates debate on CNN at 10 p.m. ET
  • “Trump has done a number of things which legitimately raise the question of impeachment,” Minn. Rep. Keith Ellison says during DNC chair debate. Watch CNN


  • At CPAC, Kellyanne Conway says Trump “went right to the grassroots” and changed the conservative movement. Follow Cruz, DeVos, Bannon and more on CNN
  • Trump lawyer Michael Cohen pushed pro-Russia peace deal, Ukrainian lawmaker says. Cohen denies the claim
  • White House adviser Steve Bannon is making a rare public appearance, saying Trump will stay true to his campaign rhetoric as President.
  • President Trump describes move to deport undocumented immigrants as a “military operation”; press secretary says he meant the level of precision
  • White House effort to justify travel ban causes growing concern for some intelligence officials.
  • Faith leaders prepare network of homes in California to hide undocumented immigrants
  • CNN Exclusive: FBI refused White House request to knock down recent Trump-Russia stories


  • Trump’s appearance at CPAC marks a milestone in his transformation of the Republican Party. Watch him speak live on TV, mobile or any screen with CNN
  • Trump credits CPAC for his political success, says media shouldn’t be allowed to use unnamed sources, vows massive budget request for military
  • After President Trump calls some media the “enemy of the people” during speech today, White House bars CNN and other news outlets from press briefing


  • DNC elects former Labor Secretary Tom Perez as its new chairman over Minn. Rep. Keith Ellison in a 235-200 vote.
  • Trump won’t attend White House Correspondents’ Dinner, he says via tweet.


  • White House press secretary Sean Spicer asked to review staff’s cell phones in effort to discourage leaks, sources say.
  • President Trump’s nominee for Navy secretary, Philip Bilden, withdraws name from consideration, citing financial holdings in statement.
  • Bill Owens, the father of the Navy SEAL killed in a raid in Yemen, slams Trump and calls for an investigation into his son’s death.


  • Trump’s budget proposal would increase defense and security spending by $54 billion and cut about the same from non-defense programs, White House says
  • More than 120 retired generals signed a letter pushing back on the White House’s proposal to slash State Department funding.
  • Senate confirms billionaire Wilbur Ross as commerce secretary in 72-27 vote.


  • After the shooting death of an Indian man in Olathe, Kansas, millions of Indians are asking if America is still home to the American dream.
  • Justice Department asks court to dismiss claim of discrimination in Texas voter ID case.
  • President Trump believes the nation is now in a position where it can pass immigration legislation, a senior administration official said Tuesday.
  • Jewish centers and schools in US and Canada this year have received 100 bomb threats, says JCC Association of North America.
  • The White House has condemned the shooting of 2 Indian men in Kansas over the weekend, saying it appears to be “an act of racially motivated hatred”
  • “The time is right for an immigration bill as long as there is compromise on both sides,” Trump says hours before speech to Congress airing live on CNN
  • Authorities believe many threatening calls to Jewish centers originated overseas. Trump will address the threats in his speech tonight, official says
  • Trump’s new travel ban will exempt legal permanent residents and existing visa holders, sources tell CNN. Trump’s address to Congress airs on CNN soon
  • Excerpts from Trump’s big speech to Congress: “The time for small thinking is over. The time for trivial fights is behind us.” Follow it now with CNN
  • Trump opens speech to Congress by condemning threats on Jewish centers, vandalism at cemeteries and the shooting of two immigrants in Kansas. Watch CNN
  • Republicans cheer and Dems stay silent as Trump vows to soon begin construction of a “great, great wall” along the border with Mexico. Follow on CNN
  • Trump tells Congress anti-terror raid in Yemen was “highly successful.” He honors widow of Navy SEAL killed, and she gets a prolonged standing ovation


  • 78% of people who watched President Trump’s speech had a positive reaction, according to a CNN/ORC poll of viewers, who leaned Republican
  • Dow soars 200 points and tops 21,000 for the 1st time ever following Trump’s speech. Nasdaq jumps 0.9%.
  • Senate votes to confirm Montana Rep. Ryan Zinke to lead the Department of the Interior.
  • The White House, in letter obtained by CNNMoney, says Kellyanne Conway acted “without nefarious motive” when she plugged Ivanka Trump products.
  • Former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman is in talks to serve as US ambassador to Russia, a senior administration official says.
  • Three of Trump’s top advisers urged that Iraq be removed from administration’s list of banned countries in new executive order.
  • Dow soars 303 points the day after Trump’s speech to Congress to close above 21,000 for the first time ever
  • Sens. McCain and Graham, Republicans who have spoken out against some of President Trump’s policies, make their case in a town hall at 9 ET on CNN
  • Sen. John McCain says at a CNN town hall that he’s been told that Iraq will be excluded from President Trump’s new order on immigration. Watch it now
  • Sen. Graham at town hall: If FBI finds illegal Russia-Trump campaign ties, AG Sessions should recuse himself from deciding whether to prosecute. Watch
  • Attorney General Jeff Sessions met last year with Russian ambassador, the Justice Department says, but he didn’t disclose it during his confirmation
  • “I never met with any Russian officials to discuss issues of the campaign,” Attorney General Jeff Sessions said in a statement.


  • 2 Republicans call on AG Jeff Sessions to recuse himself on Russia inquires for testimony that Sen. Al Franken calls “misleading at best.”
  • Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer says AG Jeff Sessions should resign and wants special prosecutor to look into alleged Trump-Russia ties.
  • House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi says attorney general Jeff Sessions “lied under oath” and repeats call for him to resign.
  • House Speaker Paul Ryan says Attorney General Jeff Sessions should recuse himself from Russia inquiries if he becomes subject of probe.
  • White House learned Wednesday through press reports Jeff Sessions had contact with Russia envoy during campaign, senior administration official says.
  • Sen. Susan Collins joins other Republicans calling for Attorney General Sessions to recuse himself from probe of possible Trump campaign-Russia links
  • Trump tells reporters he has “total confidence” in Attorney General Jeff Sessions and he shouldn’t recuse himself from Russia investigation.
  • Trump’s Cabinet takes shape. Senate confirms Rick Perry as energy secretary and Ben Carson as HUD secretary.
  • US is working to locate hundreds of al Qaeda contacts included in intelligence retrieved during last month’s raid in Yemen, several US officials say
  • Attorney General Jeff Sessions will hold a news conference at 4 p.m., the Justice Department says. Watch it on CNN
  • Attorney General Jeff Sessions recuses himself from any current and future investigations into Russia ties to Trump campaign
  • Trump on Sessions: “He did not say anything wrong. He could have stated his response more accurately.”


  • Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen signals a rate hike may be appropriate if economy stays on track for next few weeks
  • VP Pence used personal email account for state business as governor of Indiana; today says “there’s no comparison” to his emails and Hillary Clinton’s
  • Suspected chemical attack sickens 12 in the war-torn Iraqi city of Mosul, ICRC says.


  • Trump, with no proof, claims Obama tapped his phones; former US official says “this did not happen”
  • Trump should prove his claims of wiretapping, GOP Sen. Sasse says; Sen. Graham vows to “get to the bottom” of the accusation.
  • Trump extremely frustrated with his senior staff for allowing firestorm around AG Sessions to steal his thunder in the wake of his address to Congress, sources say.


  • White House asks Congress to investigate whether Obama administration abused investigative powers
  • The FBI asked the Justice Department to refute President Trump’s claim that Obama ordered the wiretapping of his phone, sources say


  • CNN/ORC poll: Most Americans say a special prosecutor should investigate contacts between Russians and Trump campaign associates
  • Iraq was removed from Trump’s revised travel ban after lobbying from top Iraqi officials, senior US official says.
  • The birth of a conspiracy theory: How President Trump’s wiretap claim got started
  • Supreme Court sends key transgender bathroom case back to lower court. Decision comes in wake of Trump administration policy change
  • President Donald Trump signs new executive order banning immigrants from six Muslim-majority countries, dropping Iraq from the previous order
  • Putin spokesman tells CNN that “hysteria in official Washington and in the American media” is harming relations between US and Russia
  • FBI Director James Comey was “incredulous” after Trump’s tweets claiming that Obama had ordered the wiretapping of his phones, source says.
  • Jeff Sessions defends confirmation hearing testimony, saying his answer on whether anyone affiliated with Trump’s team had contact with Russia during the campaign was “correct.”
  • House Republicans introduce bill to repeal Obamacare’s individual mandate. The bill aims to keep coverage for people with pre-existing conditions
  • The US is considering separating undocumented children from their parents at the border, Homeland Security secretary John Kelly confirms


  • CNN/ORC poll: Americans split on revoking Obamacare’s mandate that people get health insurance coverage or pay penalty.
  • GOP Obamacare replacement bill likely to leave some lower-income people uninsured, experts say. More may lose out in the proposed plan, but there are winners, too.
  • Dems repeat their call for an independent special investigation into Trump campaign’s Russia ties as hearing for deputy attorney general opens.
  • A new wave of bomb threats against Jewish centers in 7 states has prompted all 100 US senators to ask the federal government for increased security
  • The CIA knows how to hack TVs and phones, and the agency’s cyberweapons have been stolen, a WikiLeaks document dump alleges.
  • Sen. Al Franken on AG Jeff Sessions: “It’s hard to come to any other conclusion than he just perjured himself,” Franken tells CNN. Watch now
  • The first public hearing on Russia’s meddling in US elections will be March 20, House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes says.
  • Hawaii plans to file a lawsuit on Wednesday against President Donald Trump’s new travel ban, court filings show.


  • Obama was irked and exasperated in response to Trump’s uncorroborated wiretapping accusation, sources say
  • The Obamacare replacement bill is under fire from both sides of the aisle. Lawmakers will start the amendment process during House committee “markups.” Follow live updates.
  • Feds launch criminal probe of WikiLeaks document dump detailing alleged CIA hacking, US officials say.
  • The public sides with Trump on more infrastructure spending, but opposes his calls to increase military expenditures, a CNN/ORC poll finds.
  • CNN/ORC Poll: First lady Melania Trump’s approval ratings are way up
  • 13 women, including four key Women’s March organizers, have been taken into custody after a rally outside Trump International Hotel, the NYPD says
  • Jon Huntsman, former Utah governor and ambassador to China under President Obama, tapped as US ambassador to Russia, senior US officials say
  • US Marines have arrived in northern Syria with artillery to support US-backed local forces fighting there, two US officials say.
  • China has granted preliminary approval for 34 Trump-related trademarks in businesses ranging from mining to restaurants, hotels and golf courses
  • Illegal Southwest border crossings were down 40% last month, a possible sign that President Trump’s hard line on immigration is acting as a deterrent


  • After an 18-hour session, the House Ways and Means Committee approves the Republicans’ health care plan.
  • You can’t stop talking politics! In a new CNN/ORC poll, 56% say they talk politics “very often,” up 11 points since 2013
  • After more than 27 hours of debate, the House Energy and Commerce Committee voted to approve the Republican Obamacare repeal plan
  • Washington state will ask a federal judge to block President Donald Trump’s new travel ban, joining Hawaii as the second state to challenge the ban
  • FBI Director James Comey is meeting with “Gang of Eight” members of Congress over classified intelligence relating to Russia’s meddling with the 2016 election.
  • FBI investigation continues into “odd” computer link between Russian bank and Trump organization


  • In Trump’s first full month, the economy added a robust 235,000 jobs in February and unemployment ticked down to 4.7%
  • Top Democrat on House Intelligence Committee, Adam Schiff, tells CNN he hasn’t seen any evidence to substantiate Trump’s wiretapping claims
  • A super-secret division inside the FBI faces the daunting task of determining how the Russian government sought to manipulate the US presidential election
  • Daniela Vargas, 22, an Argentinian native detained after criticizing ICE raids in Jackson, Mississippi, is expected to be released, her attorney says
  • WH spokesman Sean Spicer says some federal employees are trying to advance former President Obama’s agenda; denies CIA is working to root them out
  • “This could not have been handled any worse”: Anger mounts over DOJ’s firing of 46 US attorneys without warning.
  • Alleged text messages point to possible influence that Paul Manafort had with Ukraine’s President in 2014, a human rights attorney says
  • From Slovenia to the White House, watch “Melania Trump: The Making of a First Lady” now on CNN.


  • Man with backpack arrested near south entrance to White House while President Trump was in the residence, officials said.
  • President Trump, speaking at NRA convention, says the “eight-year assault” on Second Amendment rights had come to a “crashing end” with his electionHigh-profile US attorney Preet Bharara doesn’t plan to resign as requested and will make Trump fire him, sources say
  • President Trump says suspect in White House intrusion was “troubled” and Secret Service did “a fantastic job” capturing him.
  • Preet Bharara, among 46 US attorneys asked to quit but who declined to submit a letter of resignation, has tweeted that he’s been fired
  • Trump, through an aide, tried to call US Attorney Preet Bharara ahead of his dismissal, a source says, but per protocols restricting such contact, Bharara refused to talk to the president.


  • Longtime Trump associate Roger Stone says his “brief exchange” of direct messages with Guccifer 2.0 – who claims responsibility for hacking the DNC – was innocuous.


  • President Trump tentatively planning to host Chinese President Xi Jinping for a summit next month at Mar-a-Lago, senior administration official says
  • Iowa Republican Rep. Steve King tells CNN he meant what he said when he tweeted: “We can’t restore our civilization with somebody else’s babies.”
  • US military says it will send attack drones to South Korea. Announcement comes after North Korea’s recent launch of 4 missiles into Sea of Japan.
  • Kellyanne Conway denies suggesting there was wider surveillance of Trump during campaign, telling CNN her recent comments were taken out of context.
  • Spicer walks back Trump’s claims, saying Trump didn’t mean previous administration tapped his phones when he tweeted that it did. The deadline for the DOJ to produce evidence is today.
  • 14 million more Americans would go without health insurance next year under GOP’s plan to scale back Obamacare, according to non-partisan CBO score.
  • Senate confirms Trump nominee Seema Verma for administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
  • DOJ asks House Intelligence Committee for additional time to collect evidence on Trump wiretapping claims, spokesperson says


  • White House budget chief tells CNN the Congressional Budget Office is “terrible” at predicting how many will be covered under health insurance laws
  • White House press secretary Sean Spicer says GOP health care plan currently debated is the best, and possibly only, chance to repeal Obamacare.
  • Rattled by CBO report, moderate Republicans turn against GOP health care bill
  • Trump grants Pentagon additional authority to carry out counterterrorism raids in Yemen, US official says
  • Comey promises to say by Wednesday whether FBI is investigating ties between Russia and Trump campaign, senator on investigating committee says.
  • The White House says Trump paid $38 million in income tax in 2005 after earning more than $150 million


  • Sen. Lindsey Graham says he doesn’t know if he’ll hear today from FBI Director Comey about probe into alleged ties between Russia and Trump campaign.
  • House Intel chairmen say they have not seen evidence that then-President Obama wiretapped Trump. FBI Director Comey will testify March 20
  • One of two Russian agents indicted by DOJ for massive hack of Yahoo is in custody in Russia and accused of spying for the US.
  • Watch CNN as President Trump delivers remarks live at an event in Michigan.
  • Federal Reserve raises key interest rate by 0.25 percentage point, also signals that more rate increases are expected later this year.
  • The Trump administration says it will review fuel economy rules. That’s good news for automakers and a mixed blessing for consumers
  • Trump officials acknowledge the House health care bill is in serious jeopardy. Paul Ryan tells CNN’s Jake Tapper what may be in store. Watch CNN
  • “A goofy question”: Paul Ryan refuses to say whether he thinks the GOP health care plan would pass the House if the vote were held today
  • Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to warn China that US is prepared to increase sanctions against Chinese firms that do business with North Korea
  • Federal judge in Hawaii blocks Trump’s new travel ban just hours before it was set to go into effect
  • “This is, in the opinion of many, an unprecedented judicial overreach,” Trump says after a federal judge blocks the new travel ban.
  • HHS Secretary Tom Price is defending the GOP health care bill amid critics left and right. Watch as he takes questions at a CNN town hall starting at 9 p.m. ET.
  • CBO only looked at a third of the plan for their analysis, HHS Sec. Tom Price says during CNN town hall. “They do a pretty good job with numbers – coverage is not their strong suit.” Watch CNN


  • Federal judge in Maryland temporarily blocks 90-day ban on immigration for citizens of six countries in President Trump’s executive order.
  • President Trump’s $1.1T budget would hike defense spending $54B and make deep cuts to several departments including State, HUD and EPA
  • Republican health care bill clears budget committee despite three conservatives voting against it
  • Trump’s former national security adviser, Michael Flynn, was paid more than $33,750 by Russia TV for a speech he gave in 2015, top Democrat says
  • “We see no indications that Trump Tower was the subject of surveillance” by the US government, leaders of the Senate Intelligence Committee say
  • Trump stands by wiretapping accusations, Spicer says, despite Intel Committee’s statement saying they’ve seen no evidence.
  • Watch the heated exchange as Sean Spicer defends Trump’s wiretapping accusations to CNN’s Jim Acosta: “He didn’t mean specifically wiretapping.”


  • US military disputes claims that airstrikes Thursday killed dozens of Syrian civilians, says strikes targeted al Qaeda militants.
  • US would consider military action against North Korea if provoked, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says.