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Friday, Nov 30


L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti Closer To 2020 Bid, Says Race Will Be About ‘Getting S*** Done’

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti is nearing a final decision about a possible 2020 presidential campaign, signaling Thursday that he has thought deeply about how the Democratic Party should approach President Trump in the coming years.

Trump scraps high-profile meeting with Putin at G-20 over Ukraine

Russia continues to hold three Ukrainian naval vessels and more than 20 sailors they seized last weekend​ in the Black Sea

Michael Cohen pleads guilty to lying to Congress about Moscow project

Michael Cohen, President Trump's former personal lawyer, pleaded guilty Thursday to one count of making a false statement to Congress. He acknowledged he lied to support Mr. Trump's timeline of a Moscow real estate deal. CBS News…


House Democrats grill FEMA chief in preview of investigative frenzy

"Place blame on me all you want, that's fine, I can take it," Brock Long said Thursday. "But that's not going to be the answer for solving the problems of the future"


Refugee recalls journey through Mexico before getting asylum


Out of about 1,500 people in a migrant caravan that moved through Mexico last spring, only a small handful were granted asylum. One is 19-year-old Edgar Reyes, who had hundreds of pages of evidence. CBS News national correspondent Adriana…

What does Cohen's plea mean for Trump?


All eyes are on the Mueller probe after President Trump's former personal lawyer pleaded guilty to lying to Congress. CBS News legal analyst Rikki Klieman joins "CBS Evening News" to explain what the development may mean for the president.

Trump cancels high profile G-20 meeting with Putin


President Trump has a busy schedule with world leaders when he arrives in Argentina for the G-20 summit. But he announced on Twitter he won't be meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin. CBS News chief White House correspondent Major…

Michael Cohen pleads guilty in Robert Mueller's Russia probe

"I made these misstatements to be consistent with Individual 1's political messaging and out of loyalty to Individual 1," Cohen said in court

Tim Scott announces opposition to controversial judicial nominee

Republican Sen. Tim Scott said he would not vote to confirm Thomas Farr, sinking Farr's nomination to become U.S. District Court judge in North Carolina

Who is Felix Sater and what's his role in Michael Cohen's plea deal?

Cohen was assisted by an intermediary listed as "Individual 2" in the plea deal, most likely Felix Sater, a business associate of President Trump

Thursday, Nov 29


Trump says Michael Cohen "is lying" and "trying to get a reduced sentence"

Sources tell CBS News' Major Garrett the president's legal team was made aware of the guilty plea somewhat in advance

California Democratic Party chair steps down amid sexual misconduct allegations

California Democratic Party chairman Eric Bauman stepped down the day after the Los Angeles Times published an article​ detailing sexual misconduct allegations


Trump heads to G-20 after Senate rebuke on support for Saudi Arabia


President Trump heads to Argentina for high-stakes talks with world leaders at the G-20 summit. He plans to meet with the presidents of China and Russia amid rising tensions with both countries. In Washington, the Senate is pushing back…


Graham says White House promised CIA briefing on Khashoggi "soon"

Graham, a ally of President Trump, said he heard from the White House on his demand to receive a CIA briefing on the Jamal Khashoggi killing, and he will receive one "soon"


Warren stakes out positions on foreign policy

Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren, who is widely considered to be a potential presidential candidate in 2020, is staking out positions on foreign policy


Bipartisan leaders of Senate Intelligence Committee respond to Cohen's plea deal

Michael Cohen, President Trump's former lawyer, pleaded guilty​ to lying to Congress

Trump cancels Putin meeting over Russian aggression against Ukraine

The president announced the change in plans via Twitter

Ryan says Cohen should be prosecuted to the full extent of the law

House Speaker Paul Ryan spoke out after President Trump's former lawyer Michael Cohen pleaded guilty to lying to Congress

Fact check: Are steel and auto companies really investing big in the U.S.?

President Trump claims steel and auto companies are expanding rapidly in the U.S. – not exactly

Michael Cohen, former Trump lawyer and fixer, pleads guilty in Russia probe


In special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation, President Trump's former personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, unexpectedly entered a plea deal in a New York City federal court Thursday. Cohen admitted he lied to Congress last year…


Is Trump right in accusing Fed chief of hurting the economy?

The president has had a field day bashing Jerome Powell, but his underlying economic gripe isn't so nuts

Trump says Michael Cohen "is lying" and "trying to get a reduced sentence" — live updates

On Twitter, President Trump has been preoccupied with Robert Mueller's investigation


Melania Trump sheds some light on what keeps son Barron busy


Speaking to students at Liberty University in Virginia, first lady Melania Trump stressed her initiative that includes combating opioid addiction and cyberbullying. The first lady is is increasingly stepping into the spotlight after…

Trump heads for G-20 after Senate rebuke of his support for Saudis

President has vowed to veto legislation, backed by many Republicans, to end U.S. role in Saudi-led Yemen war over journalist's killing


Associate of Trump confidant says he has joint defense agreement with president

Jerome Corsi says he doesn't expect a pardon, and that he has a verbal understanding of a joint defense agreement with the president

Trump says pardon for Manafort is not "off the table"


President Trump says pardoning his former campaign chairman Paul Manafort is not out of the question. The president said Wednesday he hadn't discussed a pardon, but wouldn't rule it out. Manafort could spend the rest of his life in prison…


Top California Dem to seek treatment amid sexual misconduct probe

Party Chairman Eric Bauman, on leave pending investigation into multiple allegations, says he'll seek treatment for alcohol abuse and other health issues


Nancy Pelosi wins support of fellow Democrats in bid to become House Speaker

Nancy Pelosi is one step closer to clinching the Speaker of the House position. She'll face a floor vote in January Molly Hooper, a congressional reporter for the Hill and CBSN political contributor, joins CBSN's "Red and Blue" to discuss…


Senators demand answers over death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi


The secretaries of state and defense tried to address growing concerns in the Senate over the Trump administration's response to the muder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. U.S. intelligence officials determined Saudi security officials were…

Trump says pardon for Manafort still a possibility


President Trump isn't ruling out the possibility of a pardon for his former campaign chairman Paul Manafort. In an interview with the New York Post, he said "Why would I take it off the table?" CBS News Washington correspondent Paula Reid…