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Chuck Schumer is thinking big — gridlocked Senate be damned

The Senate majority leader said Democrats' current opportunity comes around “maybe twice a century.”
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Dangerous heatwave baking central United States
It's expected to heat up to nearly 100 degrees or more in much of the country over the next few days. President Obama tweeted a warning on Wednesday to "stay safe as it heats up." Mireya Villarreal has more.
Low attendance at the Republican National Convention
There have been a lot of empty seats at this year's Republican National Convention. Compared to years past, attendance this year is much lower than expected.
Trump returns to Cleveland for Pence night at RNC
After a one day break away from the Republican National Convention, Donald Trump returned to Cleveland Wednesday to hear Indiana Gov. Mike Pence's acceptance speech for the Republican vice presidential nomination. Major Garrett has more.
Protests growing in Cleveland
Protests are heating up in Cleveland as the Republican National Convention continues. CBS News correspondent DeMarco Morgan joins CBSN from Cleveland with a look at the chaotic scene.
Bob Schieffer on an "orphan of idea" at the 2012 RNC
Clint Eastwood made headlines by holding a bizarre conversation with an empty chair at the 2012 Republican National Convention. Longtime CBS News correspondent and former host of "Face The Nation" Bob Schieffer remembers the night well, including the scramble to find out who had invited Eastwood in the first place.
Merrick Garland gets emotional describing family's flight from anti-Semitism, says America 'protected them'
Attorney General Merrick Garland said Monday that his family’s experience fleeing anti-Semitism informed his view of how the Justice Department should function in the United States.
Bob Schieffer on the moment that stunned the 1980 RNC
The 1980 Republican National Convention held its collective breath when news broke that President Gerald Ford was considering being Ronald Reagan's running mate. The drama intensified when Walter Cronkite interviewed Ford in the CBS News anchor booth, much to the chagrin of other media outlets. As longtime CBS News correspondent and former host of "Face The Nation" Bob Schieffer recalls, "it brought the whole convention to a halt."
Controversy surrounds Trump amid nomination win
Meredith McIver, a writer for the Trump campaign, has taken responsibility for plagiarism claims directed at Melania Trump. This comes after Donald Trump has officially won the Republican nomination. CBSN political contributors Leslie Sanchez and Rick Davis join CBSN with more on what challenges lie ahead for the Trump campaign.
Karl Albrektsson open to being grand prix alternate: 'It’s all up for discussion'
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Marjorie Taylor Greene Files Resolution to Expel Maxine Waters as McCarthy Moves to Censure Her
"I just went inside the Capitol to file my resolution to #ExpelMaxineWaters," Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene tweeted on Monday.
Donald Trump, Mike Pence appear together in Cleveland
Donald Trump and Mike Pence appeared together in Cleveland ahead of Pence's vice presidential nominee acceptance. See their remarks here.
Waters requested police protection during Minnesota trip where she urged protesters to get more active
Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif., reportedly requested police protection during her trip to Minnesota over the weekend, where she made inflammatory comments that many have perceived as inciting violence in a region that has been experiencing intensifying protests.
How Hillary Clinton's running mate will impact the race
Time's Zeke Miller and CBSN contributor Hogan Gidley discuss Hillary Clinton's running mate options.
Marvel introduces first Asian superhero in new trailer
Marvel Studios will feature a nearly all-Asian cast of characters in "Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings."
What is Donald Trump like when he's not in the public spotlight?
Professional golfer Natalie Gulbis is one of Donald Trump's family friends. She joins CBSN to describe the Republican nominee when he's out of the spotlight.
Imminent Derek Chauvin Trial Verdict Prompts Minnesota to Declare Emergency in 7 Counties
The state's governor is bracing for potential violence and unrest if the verdict doesn't satisfy those seeking justice for George Floyd's death.
Melania Trump speech writer accepts blame
The Donald Trump campaign released a letter from Melania Trump's speech writer, Meredith McIver. In the letter she takes full blame for the media firestorm that's erupted over accusations of plagiarism. She has submitted her resignation but Donald Trump has declined.
Minneapolis braces for verdict in Chauvin murder trial
Minneapolis is preparing for the worst as jurors deliberate a verdict in the Derek Chauvin murder trial. Jeff Pegues has more.
Extremely worrisome Yankees mess warrants changes: Sherman
When it comes to offensive philosophy, the Yankees have been card counters at the black jack table. Their system stacks one exit-velocity monster after another. They believe devotion to that power-hitting methodology will translate to roughly a .600 winning percentage. Who cares what the 40 percent in losses look like due to shortages of lefty...
Melania Trump's speechwriter offers to resign, but Trump does not accept
CBS News' Major Garrett breaks down the Melania Trump speech debacle. A speechwriter said she made a mistake and apologized for using passages from a 2008 Michelle Obama speech in the GOP convention speech. Meredith McIver said she offered to resign but Donald Trump refused to accept her resignation.
Biden will hold a big climate summit this week to reestablish U.S. leadership. Not everyone may follow.
Biden convenes a global climate summit this Thursday — Earth Day — in a signal that the U.S. has returned to the forefront of world affairs. But it’s far from certain other countries will follow America’s lead on climate change.
Ronald Reagan addresses 1976 Republican convention
The 1976 GOP primary runner-up delivered a rousing speech at the Republican convention, calling for a party that painted in "bold, unmistakable colors, with no pastel shades."
Trump rejects speechwriter's resignation
CBSN contributors Rick Davis and Hogan Gidley discuss Trump's decision to keep speechwriter Meredith McIver. McIver wrote Melania Trump's RNC speech, which has been scrutinized for plagiarism.
Beyoncé and Jay-Z hit party at Omar Hernandez’s new Miami supper club
Spies told us the couple was "very well-escorted," appeared "relaxed and chill" and that "Beyoncé had a blast on the dance floor."
Florida governor signs controversial 'pro-law enforcement' law cracking down on riots
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis on Monday signed into law a controversial bill that aims to crack down on riots and property damage in the face of fierce opposition from Democrats in the state, who argue it will have a chilling effect on peaceful protests.
Judge jails two Proud Boys leaders pending trial tied to Jan. 6 Capitol riot
The ruling is a victory for U.S. prosecutors who say members of far-right groups conspired to thwart Congress’s certification of Joe Biden’s presidential win.
How will Mike Pence sell Donald Trump to Republicans?
Caitlin Huey-Burns from RealClearPolitics joins CBSN to discuss the speakers on day three of the Republican convention.
Breaking down Donald Trump's "movement"
CBS This Morning's Norah O'Donnell and Charlie Rose break down Donald Trump's campaign as it tries to unify the Republican party.
Tanks run over man during attempted coup in Turkey
Surveillance camera footage obtained by The Associated Press shows two tanks running over a man in Istanbul during the attempted military coup in Turkey. The man survived, according to realty company Eminevim, which provided the video.
Natan Schulte excited at prospect of having Anthony Pettis on his resume: 'It's going to be amazing'
Natan Schulte hopes to get the opportunity to add a marquee name to his resume.       Related StoriesNatan Schulte excited at prospect of having Anthony Pettis on his resume: 'It's going to be amazing' - EnclosureBellator parts ways with nine fighters, including Roger Huerta, Brandon Girtz, and moreRobbie Lawler feels 'no pressure' about UFC losing skid, itching to return
Kristin Smart case: Paul and Ruben Flores plead not guilty in student's 1996 disappearance
A former California college student charged with murder in the 1996 disappearance of classmate Kristin Smart pleaded not guilty Monday and his father denied helping to hide the young woman’s body.
Mark Zuckerberg says he’s standing up for you. Yes, you.
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg speaks at a press event hosted by News Corp in October 2019. | Getty The CEO of Facebook makes the case for Facebook. What does the man who singlehandedly controls the world’s most important tech platform think about that platform’s role in the world? He thinks it’s making the world a better place. Even if it causes some damage — mostly to people and institutions that are threatened by its rise. The first part, of course, is what you would expect the CEO of Facebook to say in public. But the second part, which Mark Zuckerberg also said today, in an interview where he rolled out plans to build a set of audio tools, is a sort-of new and important idea. Sort-of, because it’s what Zuckerberg and many of his employees — and, in fact, lots of Silicon Valley folks — have thought, and said to each other, for a long time: That the stuff they were making was a benefit for society, even if it also created serious problems along the way. That if you weighed it all out, they were doing more good than bad. “De facto good,” as Facebook exec Andrew Bosworth put it in a memo to his coworkers in June 2016. But Zuckerberg and crew haven’t talked like that in public for a long time — specifically, since Donald Trump’s election in 2016, followed by a series of damning and embarrassing scandals and disclosures. Since then, they’ve been in a defensive crouch, allowing — over and over — that they have a lot of responsibility and a lot of work to do. And, not coincidentally, telling government regulators around the world that they look forward to more regulation, so they could be even more responsible. That public posture makes plenty of sense in a world where Facebook (along with other big tech companies) faces increased scrutiny from lawmakers, and where its users who once celebrated Facebook now often resent Facebook. But even though many of his top lieutenants have left in recent years, and even though his rank-and-file employees often question whether they’re harming the world, it would be weird if the guy who built Facebook and very much still runs Facebook thought Facebook was Fundamentally Bad. Zuckerberg doesn’t think that, of course. And today we got to hear him make his case for Facebook out loud, in an interview with tech journalist (and Vox Media contributor) Casey Newton. Specifically, Zuckerberg argued, Facebook, and tech like Facebook, is good because while it can undermine the old, it helps people — individual people, as opposed to Big Faceless Authorities — create the new. And, crucially, that a lot of people complaining about Facebook and tech like Facebook are afraid of losing power. It’s a way of thinking about the world that used to be common, and praised, in Silicon Valley and among technologists. It’s a mindset that melds the Whole Earth Catalog with The Fountainhead and a healthy dose of creative destruction. We have heard a lot less of that lately, as the world reckons with some of the unintended consequences Silicon Valley has brought us in the last couple decades — like giant platforms that can quickly and effectively mislead huge swaths of the population about objective reality. But Zuckerberg, it’s clear, is still a believer. Here’s the transcript of this part of the exchange between Zuckerberg and Newton: Casey Newton: You know that you run a very polarizing company. Some folks, I think, have maybe given up on the idea that Facebook can be a net positive in the world. So what is the case that you make to yourself every day that it is? Mark Zuckerberg: I think that this is about enabling people. Right, so the question for me is, ‘Do you believe, at some basic level, that if you empower individuals that that leads to more good?’ And, you know, I think that we’re in a very tumultuous time, and a lot of institutions and the things that have been around for decades — people are losing faith in. And I think some for good reasons and some for not, but that dynamic is really shifting, And I think a lot of the people in those institutions, or who are primarily sympathetic to it, look at a shift in the world, as a vision of the future where there’s more individuals who have more power and can kind of do what they want, rather than going through those channels — that that’s not a good future. And you know, we tell stories about things like, you know how without traditional gatekeepers on information you have things like misinformation, running rampant — and look, I’m not trying to downplay that, right? I think misinformation is a real issue and I think that there should be things that [we] are focused on, on the basic stuff from spreading. We invest a lot in that. But I think if you look at the grand arc here, what’s really happening is individuals are getting more power and more opportunity to create the lives and the jobs that they want. And to connect with people they want. And to connect to the ideas that they want and to share the ideas that they want. And I just think that that will lead to a better world. It will be different from the world that we had before. I think it will be more diverse, I think more different ideas and models will be able to exist. And I think it inevitably means that some of the people who kind of had control over that world in the past will lose it, and I could see why those folks will lament the direction that it’s going in. But my concern is that we’re too frequently telling the negative sides of it, from the perspective of the institutions that may be not on on the winning side of these changes. Where I think the people who are on the winning side of these changes are individuals, you know, whether that’s the people who are going to use these tools and share how to connect to the people that want to have all kinds of new experiences. Or this whole new set of people in the creator economy who are now going to be able to participate in a whole new set of jobs that didn’t exist in the past, but allow fundamentally more creativity in the world. So, I mean I’ve learned over the last several years not to be too pollyannish about this. There are real issues that need to be dealt with. But my own sense is that the narrative is a little too biased or maybe a lot too biased towards telling the negative side of the issues rather than all the value and opportunity that is being created. Zuckerberg is of course at least partially correct — there are lots of upsides to technology. And Facebook provides lots of value to me, and presumably to most of the 2.8 billion people who use it worldwide. I also believe he believes that he’s helping people make choices about what they want to do and how they want to do it. The problem is that Facebook, Inc. isn’t just a tool that individuals can use. It’s a mammoth network, run largely without any oversight at all from the world’s citizens and governments. And even if you never use it, it can be enormously consequential. See, for instance, the evolution of the Stop the Steal movement from Facebook-enabled chat groups to a force behind the Capitol riot. My hunch is that this won’t be the last time we hear Zuckerberg play up the notion that Facebook stands for individual liberty and choice. For one thing, Zuckerberg doesn’t do a lot of improv in public settings, and this isn’t the kind of messaging he just blurts out. More to the point: When you’re facing public pressure to shrink yourself, somehow, because you’re Too Big and Too Unaccountable, telling the world that you’re simply helping people make their own choices may seem like a good retort. Especially if you believe it.
Tomi Lahren: Maxine Waters 'wants a race war'; should be expelled from Congress for 'dangerous' incitement
In Monday's edition of "Final Thoughts" on Fox Nation, Tomi Lahren called out Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif., as a "dangerous" ideologue who is endorsing criminal behavior while going unpunished both in Congress and on social media.
1984 flashback: Donald Trump talks portrayal on TV
In a CBS News interview from 1984, Donald Trump responded humbly when asked about how a television show would treat him fairly.
Alabama police officer shot during routine traffic stop, suspect killed
An Alabama police officer was shot Monday and the suspected gunman was killed after a gunfire exchange, authorities said.
Green jobs boom in traditionally red Texas
Green jobs are booming in the heart of Texas. Mireya Villarreal reports for CBS News series' Eye on Earth: Our Planet in Peril.
Mutual fund managers stashing cash, and other MoneyWatch headlines
Fund managers' cash stakes are biggest since 2001; Unilever buys Dollar Shave Club for reported $1 billion; farmers bet on sweet potatoes as demand soars. These headlines and more from CBS MoneyWatch.
Republicans focus on Clinton, not Trump, at GOP convention
CBS News' Major Garrett discusses the GOP's focus on Hillary Clinton -- not Donald Trump -- during the Republican convention.
McCarthy to introduce resolution to censure Maxine Waters
The congresswoman encouraged protesters in Minnesota to "get more confrontational."
Paul Ryan, Chris Christie energize Republican convention
CBSN contributors Leslie Sanchez and Rick Davis discuss the Melania Trump speech controversy, Chris Christie's attacks towards Hillary Clinton, and what to expect on day three of the RNC.
Community mourns Willie Simmons III, Alyssa Broderick, student athletes slain in Austin shooting
A Sunday shooting in Austin, Texas claimed the lives of two high school student athletes: Willie Simmons III and Alyssa Broderick.
How 2016 GOP convention crowd compares to past years
The Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland was noticeably empty at about 10:45 p.m. Tuesday night. That would usually be the time for a high-profile speech to a packed house. We looked back at the last four GOP conventions, at 10:45 p.m. on day two.
Cleveland Clinic CEO on Obamacare, reducing healthcare costs
With more than 43,000 people, the world-famous Cleveland Clinic is the city's largest employer. It has been ranked America's No. 1 heart hospital for 21 straight years, and overall, it is among the nation's five best hospitals. Cleveland Clinic CEO Dr. Toby Cosgrove, a cardiac surgeon and decorated war veteran who joined the hospital 41 years ago, joins "CBS This Morning" to discuss Obamacare and how to bring the cost of healthcare down.
Comptroller candidate calls for probe into Carranza’s new gig
Comptroller candidate Michelle Caruso-Cabrera is joining City Councilman Bob Holden in calling for a probe into former schools Chancellor Richard Carranza’s new private sector gig. Carranza quit his post in March and soon joined IXL learning, which was paid millions of dollars from the Department of Education before and during his tenure. Caruso-Cabrera called on...
Who Is Kyrsten Sinema Telling to F— Off?
Her style has overtaken her substance.
Dems have abandoned all principle by telegraphing approval of some rioting
Are some riots good and others unacceptable? Surely not. Those who destroy property and commit assaults, whether against law enforcers or civilians, ought to be punished, no matter the cause they claim to support. But today’s liberals reject this fair, universal standard. Some riots deserve legal protection, they insist, while others must be harshly repressed....
Trump campaign chief on GOP convention Day 3
Paul Manafort, chairman of the Donald Trump campaign, and Bloomberg Politics managing editor John Heilemann join "CBS This Morning" to discuss Eric Trump's upcoming speech Wednesday night and the movement the Republican nominee is tapping into.
Florida Zika case my be first from mosquito inside U.S.
Florida health officials are investigating what may be the first transmission of the Zika virus from a mosquito in the U.S. The patient does not appear to have traveled to a region with an outbreak of the virus. CBS News chief medical correspondent Dr. Jon LaPook joins "CBS This Morning" to discuss the Miami case.