Inside Politics: How Scott Pruitt keeps his job

More damaging reports cast a cloud over Scott Pruitt, President Trump continues his diplomatic efforts with North Korea, the shadow campaign to replace House Speaker Paul Ryan is in full swing, and red state Democrats cozy up to President Trump—it's all on Inside Politics.
U.S. President Donald Trump arrives at a 'Celebration of America' event on the south lawn of the White House June 5, 2018 in Washington, DC. (Alex Wong/Getty Images)

GOP: the party of Trump?

In Katie Arrington's victory speech, the Republican who beat Trump critic and incumbent Mark Sanford said the GOP is the "party of Donald J. Trump."
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Immigration showdown highlights GOP divisions

Breaking with party leadership, moderate Republicans are turning to Democrats to force a vote on DACA, in a move that highlights intra-party divides and the waning influence of outgoing Speaker Paul Ryan.

Inside Politics: Primary season heats up

The GOP bolsters its ground game in a battle to keep the House, Democrats split between competing strategies as primaries heat up, President Trump takes a gentler approach to negotiations with China, a fight looms in Congress over criminal justice reform, and the royal wedding sparks a new, more diverse wave of American enthusiasm for British culture.



  • Nia-Malika Henderson is a senior political reporter for CNN, reporting on politics, policies, and people shaping Washington. Henderson reports for the network's digital and television platforms, and regularly appears as a panelist for CNN's Inside Politics, The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer and CNN Tonight with Don Lemon. She also often serves as fill-in anchor for Inside Politics.

    Henderson joined the network in 2015 and most recently covered the 2016 election, the Presidential transition, President Donald Trump's administration and the Democratic party. During the 2016 election season, she reported on the Democratic and Republican candidates, covering Bernie Sanders' insurgent campaign, Ben Carson's unlikely bid and Donald Trump's realignment of the Republican party.

    Prior to joining CNN, Henderson was a national political reporter for The Washington Post, where she covered the White House, the 2012 presidential campaign, the 2010 mid-term elections and anchored The Post's Election 2012 blog. She also covered the first two years of the Obama administration for Politico and was Newsday's lead reporter covering Obama's 2008 campaign, the Democratic primary race and the Democratic National Convention. In 2005, Henderson was part of the Newsday team named a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in explanatory reporting for a series on the history of hip hop. Before joining Newsday's national staff, she wrote for The Baltimore Sun.

    Henderson graduated from Duke University with a bachelor's degree in literature and cultural anthropology, and earned master's degrees from Yale University in American studies and Columbia University in journalism.