Newly-elected DNC chairman Tom Perez mistakenly calls President Trump "Putin" when referring to the reports of Russian meddling in the US election, joking that he confuses the two "because they're so similiar."
Nearly 2,000 appointed positions in the administration of President Donald Trump remain vacant, leaving many agencies with large staffing gaps waiting to be filled, according to data reviewed by CNN. Professor David B. Cohen discusses how this hinders governing.
Former President Barack Obama drew cheers from New Yorkers after he was spotted in New York City, while a group in France has started a campaign for him to run for president there. CNN's George Howell reports.
Two senior administration officials vehemently argued that White House officials acted appropriately in asking the FBI to publicly knock down media reports about communications between President Donald Trump's associates and Russians known to US intelligence.
Republican lawmaker Darrell Issa, who supported Donald Trump in the 2016 presidential election, said a special prosecutor should investigate reported communications between the Trump campaign and Russians, not Attorney General Jeff Sessions.
A report from the Centers for Disease Control shows that drug overdoses more than doubled across the US since 1999. A sociologist at Penn State University found a link between the spike in overdoses and the disillusionment that motivated many voters to cast their ballots for Donald Trump.