US Coast Guard ship fired around 30 warning shots at Iranian fast boats in latest tense encounter – CNN

‘);$vidEndSlate.removeClass(‘video__end-slate–inactive’).addClass(‘video__end-slate–active’);}};CNN.autoPlayVideoExist = (CNN.autoPlayVideoExist === true) ? true : false;var configObj = {thumb: ‘none’,video: ‘world/2020/01/08/us-iran-tensions-history-relationship-explained-mkd-lc-lon-orig.cnn’,width: ‘100%’,height: ‘100%’,section: ‘domestic’,profile: ‘expansion’,network: ‘cnn’,markupId: ‘large-media_0’,adsection: ‘const-article-carousel-pagetop’,frameWidth: ‘100%’,frameHeight: ‘100%’,posterImageOverride: {“mini”:{“width”:220,”type”:”jpg”,”uri”:”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/200110164533-us-iran-flags-small-169.jpg”,”height”:124},”xsmall”:{“width”:307,”type”:”jpg”,”uri”:”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/200110164533-us-iran-flags-medium-plus-169.jpg”,”height”:173},”small”:{“width”:460,”type”:”jpg”,”uri”:”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/200110164533-us-iran-flags-large-169.jpg”,”height”:259},”medium”:{“width”:780,”type”:”jpg”,”uri”:”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/200110164533-us-iran-flags-exlarge-169.jpg”,”height”:438},”large”:{“width”:1100,”type”:”jpg”,”uri”:”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/200110164533-us-iran-flags-super-169.jpg”,”height”:619},”full16x9″:{“width”:1600,”type”:”jpg”,”uri”:”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/200110164533-us-iran-flags-full-169.jpg”,”height”:900},”mini1x1″:{“width”:120,”type”:”jpg”,”uri”:”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/200110164533-us-iran-flags-small-11.jpg”,”height”:120}}},autoStartVideo = false,isVideoReplayClicked = false,callbackObj,containerEl,currentVideoCollection = [{“title”:”How the US and Iran became enemies”,”duration”:”03:39″,”sourceName”:”CNN”,”sourceLink”:””,”videoCMSUrl”:”/video/data/3.0/video/world/2020/01/08/us-iran-tensions-history-relationship-explained-mkd-lc-lon-orig.cnn/index.xml”,”videoId”:”world/2020/01/08/us-iran-tensions-history-relationship-explained-mkd-lc-lon-orig.cnn”,”videoImage”:”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/200110164533-us-iran-flags-large-169.jpg”,”videoUrl”:”/videos/world/2020/01/08/us-iran-tensions-history-relationship-explained-mkd-lc-lon-orig.cnn/video/playlists/this-week-in-politics/”,”description”:”Tensions between the US and Iran have been prevalent for decades, but where did it start? CNN takes a look. “,”descriptionText”:”Tensions between the US and Iran have been prevalent for decades, but where did it start? CNN takes a look. “},{“title”:”‘Like witchcraft’: The strange methods Republicans are using in recount”,”duration”:”02:29″,”sourceName”:”CNN”,”sourceLink”:”www.cnn.com”,”videoCMSUrl”:”/video/data/3.0/video/politics/2021/05/10/arizona-secret-ballot-counting-2020-election-republicans-vpx.cnn/index.xml”,”videoId”:”politics/2021/05/10/arizona-secret-ballot-counting-2020-election-republicans-vpx.cnn”,”videoImage”:”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/210507131521-maricopa-county-ballot-recount-0501-large-169.jpg”,”videoUrl”:”/videos/politics/2021/05/10/arizona-secret-ballot-counting-2020-election-republicans-vpx.cnn/video/playlists/this-week-in-politics/”,”description”:”Editorial director of VoteBeat Jessica Huseman explains the measures Republicans in Arizona are going through to recount ballots from the 2020 presidential election. “,”descriptionText”:”Editorial director of VoteBeat Jessica Huseman explains the measures Republicans in Arizona are going through to recount ballots from the 2020 presidential election. “},{“title”:”‘I saw it on TV!’: Why Trump supporter says she believes election lie”,”duration”:”01:42″,”sourceName”:”CNN”,”sourceLink”:”http://www.cnn.com/”,”videoCMSUrl”:”/video/data/3.0/video/media/2021/05/10/trump-voter-gaetz-rally-election-conspiracy-big-lie-o-sullivan-lkl-vpx.cnn/index.xml”,”videoId”:”media/2021/05/10/trump-voter-gaetz-rally-election-conspiracy-big-lie-o-sullivan-lkl-vpx.cnn”,”videoImage”:”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/210510110049-donie-osullivan-gaetz-event-trump-voter-01-large-169.jpg”,”videoUrl”:”/videos/media/2021/05/10/trump-voter-gaetz-rally-election-conspiracy-big-lie-o-sullivan-lkl-vpx.cnn/video/playlists/this-week-in-politics/”,”description”:”A couple attending an event hosted by Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) and Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) tell CNN’s u003ca href=”http://www.cnn.com/profiles/donie-osullivan” target=”_blank”>Donie O’Sullivanu003c/a> why they still believe debunked conspiracy theories cited as evidence that the 2020 presidential election was “stolen” from former President Donald Trump.”,”descriptionText”:”A couple attending an event hosted by Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) and Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) tell CNN’s u003ca href=”http://www.cnn.com/profiles/donie-osullivan” target=”_blank”>Donie O’Sullivanu003c/a> why they still believe debunked conspiracy theories cited as evidence that the 2020 presidential election was “stolen” from former President Donald Trump.”},{“title”:”‘Truly, madly, deeply false’: Keilar fact-checks Ron Johnson’s vaccine claim”,”duration”:”04:31″,”sourceName”:”CNN”,”sourceLink”:”https://www.cnn.com/”,”videoCMSUrl”:”/video/data/3.0/video/politics/2021/05/10/ron-johnson-fact-check-covid-19-vaccine-claims-keilar-berman-newday-vpx.cnn/index.xml”,”videoId”:”politics/2021/05/10/ron-johnson-fact-check-covid-19-vaccine-claims-keilar-berman-newday-vpx.cnn”,”videoImage”:”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/210510090637-keilar-ron-johnson-split-vpx-large-169.jpg”,”videoUrl”:”/videos/politics/2021/05/10/ron-johnson-fact-check-covid-19-vaccine-claims-keilar-berman-newday-vpx.cnn/video/playlists/this-week-in-politics/”,”description”:”CNN’s u003ca href=”https://www.cnn.com/profiles/brianna-keilar-profile” target=”_blank”>Briana Keilaru003c/a> and u003ca href=”https://www.cnn.com/profiles/john-berman-profile” target=”_blank”>John Bermanu003c/a> fact-check u003ca href=”https://www.cnn.com/2021/05/07/politics/ron-johnson-vaccine-misinformation-fact-check/index.html” target=”_blank”>Republican Sen. Ron Johnson’s Covid-19 vaccine misinformationu003c/a> which he spread under the guise of “just asking the questions,” on a right-wing radio show.”,”descriptionText”:”CNN’s u003ca href=”https://www.cnn.com/profiles/brianna-keilar-profile” target=”_blank”>Briana Keilaru003c/a> and u003ca href=”https://www.cnn.com/profiles/john-berman-profile” target=”_blank”>John Bermanu003c/a> fact-check u003ca href=”https://www.cnn.com/2021/05/07/politics/ron-johnson-vaccine-misinformation-fact-check/index.html” target=”_blank”>Republican Sen. Ron Johnson’s Covid-19 vaccine misinformationu003c/a> which he spread under the guise of “just asking the questions,” on a right-wing radio show.”},{“title”:”Watch McCarthy confirm support for Stefanik for GOP leadership post”,”duration”:”03:30″,”sourceName”:”CNN”,”sourceLink”:”https://www.cnn.com/”,”videoCMSUrl”:”/video/data/3.0/video/politics/2021/05/09/kevin-mccarthy-elise-stefanik-liz-cheney-gop-replacement-sot-nr-vpx.cnn/index.xml”,”videoId”:”politics/2021/05/09/kevin-mccarthy-elise-stefanik-liz-cheney-gop-replacement-sot-nr-vpx.cnn”,”videoImage”:”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/210509153957-kevin-mccarthy-05092021-large-169.jpg”,”videoUrl”:”/videos/politics/2021/05/09/kevin-mccarthy-elise-stefanik-liz-cheney-gop-replacement-sot-nr-vpx.cnn/video/playlists/this-week-in-politics/”,”description”:”House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy has confirmed that he supports Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-NY) for the role of House Republican conference chair, as Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) faces a vote to oust her from the influential GOP leadership post.”,”descriptionText”:”House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy has confirmed that he supports Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-NY) for the role of House Republican conference chair, as Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) faces a vote to oust her from the influential GOP leadership post.”},{“title”:”Al Franken: Republicans always find an excuse to cut unemployment benefits”,”duration”:”03:12″,”sourceName”:”CNN”,”sourceLink”:”https://www.cnn.com/”,”videoCMSUrl”:”/video/data/3.0/video/politics/2021/05/10/al-franken-gop-unemployment-benefits-2020-election-trump-newday-bts-vpx.cnn/index.xml”,”videoId”:”politics/2021/05/10/al-franken-gop-unemployment-benefits-2020-election-trump-newday-bts-vpx.cnn”,”videoImage”:”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/210510081434-al-franken-new-day-vpx-large-169.jpg”,”videoUrl”:”/videos/politics/2021/05/10/al-franken-gop-unemployment-benefits-2020-election-trump-newday-bts-vpx.cnn/video/playlists/this-week-in-politics/”,”description”:”Former Sen. Al Franken discusses the GOP efforts to cut unemployment benefits and says he doesn’t think that most Republicans in Congress actually believe that the 2020 presidential election was stolen from Trump.”,”descriptionText”:”Former Sen. Al Franken discusses the GOP efforts to cut unemployment benefits and says he doesn’t think that most Republicans in Congress actually believe that the 2020 presidential election was stolen from Trump.”},{“title”:”Trump issues bizarre statement about Kentucky Derby winner”,”duration”:”02:15″,”sourceName”:”CNN”,”sourceLink”:”https:/www.cnn.com”,”videoCMSUrl”:”/video/data/3.0/video/politics/2021/05/09/trump-medina-spirit-kentucky-derby-statement-acosta-avlon-hoover-nr-sot-vpx.cnn/index.xml”,”videoId”:”politics/2021/05/09/trump-medina-spirit-kentucky-derby-statement-acosta-avlon-hoover-nr-sot-vpx.cnn”,”videoImage”:”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/210319215641-donald-trump-022821-large-169.jpg”,”videoUrl”:”/videos/politics/2021/05/09/trump-medina-spirit-kentucky-derby-statement-acosta-avlon-hoover-nr-sot-vpx.cnn/video/playlists/this-week-in-politics/”,”description”:”CNN’s Jim Acosta discusses former President Donald Trump’s statement about Kentucky Derby winner Medina Spirit with Jim Avlon and Margaret Hoover. The u003ca href=”https://www.cnn.com/2021/05/09/sport/medina-spirit-betamethasone-bob-baffert/index.html” target=”_blank”>racehorse tested positive for elevated levels of betamethasoneu003c/a>, an anti-inflammatory corticosteroid that is allowed in horse racing at a certain level. A postrace test detected 21 picograms per milliliter — more than double the legal threshold in Kentucky racing.”,”descriptionText”:”CNN’s Jim Acosta discusses former President Donald Trump’s statement about Kentucky Derby winner Medina Spirit with Jim Avlon and Margaret Hoover. The u003ca href=”https://www.cnn.com/2021/05/09/sport/medina-spirit-betamethasone-bob-baffert/index.html” target=”_blank”>racehorse tested positive for elevated levels of betamethasoneu003c/a>, an anti-inflammatory corticosteroid that is allowed in horse racing at a certain level. A postrace test detected 21 picograms per milliliter — more than double the legal threshold in Kentucky racing.”},{“title”:”Caitlyn Jenner: Immigrants should have a legal path to citizenship”,”duration”:”01:20″,”sourceName”:”CNN”,”sourceLink”:”http://www.cnn.com/”,”videoCMSUrl”:”/video/data/3.0/video/politics/2021/05/09/caitlyn-jenner-immigration-path-to-citizenship-bash-intv-sot-vpx.cnn/index.xml”,”videoId”:”politics/2021/05/09/caitlyn-jenner-immigration-path-to-citizenship-bash-intv-sot-vpx.cnn”,”videoImage”:”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/210509093841-caitlyn-jenner-immigration-path-to-citizenship-bash-intv-sot-vpx-00000000-large-169.jpg”,”videoUrl”:”/videos/politics/2021/05/09/caitlyn-jenner-immigration-path-to-citizenship-bash-intv-sot-vpx.cnn/video/playlists/this-week-in-politics/”,”description”:”California Republican gubernatorial candidate Caitlyn Jenner said she favors granting a path to citizenship to the 1.75 million undocumented immigrants in the state’s labor force, staking out a position that is more progressive than many voters in the GOP base nationally and at odds with former President Donald Trump, who Jenner supported until 2018. “,”descriptionText”:”California Republican gubernatorial candidate Caitlyn Jenner said she favors granting a path to citizenship to the 1.75 million undocumented immigrants in the state’s labor force, staking out a position that is more progressive than many voters in the GOP base nationally and at odds with former President Donald Trump, who Jenner supported until 2018. “},{“title”:”Clyburn: McConnell contributing in a big way to GOP identity crisis”,”duration”:”03:06″,”sourceName”:”CNN”,”sourceLink”:”https://www.cnn.com/”,”videoCMSUrl”:”/video/data/3.0/video/politics/2021/05/09/clyburn-gop-cheney-cancel-culture-tapper-sotu-vpx.cnn/index.xml”,”videoId”:”politics/2021/05/09/clyburn-gop-cheney-cancel-culture-tapper-sotu-vpx.cnn”,”videoImage”:”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/210509095813-clyburn-gop-sotu-vpx-large-169.jpg”,”videoUrl”:”/videos/politics/2021/05/09/clyburn-gop-cheney-cancel-culture-tapper-sotu-vpx.cnn/video/playlists/this-week-in-politics/”,”description”:”House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn (D-SC) tells CNN’s u003ca href=”https://www.cnn.com/profiles/jake-tapper-profile” target=”_blank”>Jake Tapperu003c/a> that the Republican Party is perpetrating cancel culture — an idea the GOP rallies against — on Rep. Liz Cheney.”,”descriptionText”:”House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn (D-SC) tells CNN’s u003ca href=”https://www.cnn.com/profiles/jake-tapper-profile” target=”_blank”>Jake Tapperu003c/a> that the Republican Party is perpetrating cancel culture — an idea the GOP rallies against — on Rep. Liz Cheney.”},{“title”:”Utah GOP governor defends Republican push to end enhanced unemployment “,”duration”:”01:12″,”sourceName”:”CNN”,”sourceLink”:”http://www.cnn.com/”,”videoCMSUrl”:”/video/data/3.0/video/politics/2021/05/09/utah-gop-gov-spencer-cox-enhanced-unemployment-sot-sotu-vpx.cnn/index.xml”,”videoId”:”politics/2021/05/09/utah-gop-gov-spencer-cox-enhanced-unemployment-sot-sotu-vpx.cnn”,”videoImage”:”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/210509103246-gov-spencer-cox-050921-large-169.jpg”,”videoUrl”:”/videos/politics/2021/05/09/utah-gop-gov-spencer-cox-enhanced-unemployment-sot-sotu-vpx.cnn/video/playlists/this-week-in-politics/”,”description”:”Utah GOP Gov. Spencer Cox on Sunday defended Republicans’ push to end enhanced unemployment, saying that while families are struggling, the benefit must be rolled back “at some point.””,”descriptionText”:”Utah GOP Gov. Spencer Cox on Sunday defended Republicans’ push to end enhanced unemployment, saying that while families are struggling, the benefit must be rolled back “at some point.””},{“title”:”Acosta remembers WH Christmas memory with Obamas’ dog Bo”,”duration”:”01:24″,”sourceName”:”CNN”,”sourceLink”:”https://www.cnn.com”,”videoCMSUrl”:”/video/data/3.0/video/politics/2021/05/08/bo-obama-dog-dies-acosta-vpx.cnn/index.xml”,”videoId”:”politics/2021/05/08/bo-obama-dog-dies-acosta-vpx.cnn”,”videoImage”:”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/210508193304-acosta-bo-vpx-screengrab-large-169.jpg”,”videoUrl”:”/videos/politics/2021/05/08/bo-obama-dog-dies-acosta-vpx.cnn/video/playlists/this-week-in-politics/”,”description”:”The Obamas announced that their beloved family dog Bo has died. CNN’s Jim Acosta reports. “,”descriptionText”:”The Obamas announced that their beloved family dog Bo has died. CNN’s Jim Acosta reports. “},{“title”:”Smerconish: Joint rally of GOP’s 2 lightning rods a troublesome sign”,”duration”:”04:29″,”sourceName”:”CNN”,”sourceLink”:”https://www.cnn.com/”,”videoCMSUrl”:”/video/data/3.0/video/politics/2021/05/08/matt-gaetz-marjorie-taylor-greene-joint-rally-florida-gop-cpt-vpx.cnn/index.xml”,”videoId”:”politics/2021/05/08/matt-gaetz-marjorie-taylor-greene-joint-rally-florida-gop-cpt-vpx.cnn”,”videoImage”:”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/210507212425-matt-gaetz-marjorie-taylor-greene-joint-rally-florida-gop-cpt-vpx-00000412-large-169.jpg”,”videoUrl”:”/videos/politics/2021/05/08/matt-gaetz-marjorie-taylor-greene-joint-rally-florida-gop-cpt-vpx.cnn/video/playlists/this-week-in-politics/”,”description”:”Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) and Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) kicked off u003ca href=”http://www.cnn.com/2021/04/30/politics/matt-gaetz-marjorie-taylor-greene-gop/index.html” target=”_blank”>a joint America First touru003c/a> in Florida, pledging allegiance to former President Donald Trump. As the GOP grapples with leadership fractures, CNN’s u003ca href=”http://www.cnn.com/profiles/michael-smerconish-profile” target=”_blank”>Michael Smerconishu003c/a> suggests self-preservation is the new Republican strategy for staying in office.”,”descriptionText”:”Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) and Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) kicked off u003ca href=”http://www.cnn.com/2021/04/30/politics/matt-gaetz-marjorie-taylor-greene-gop/index.html” target=”_blank”>a joint America First touru003c/a> in Florida, pledging allegiance to former President Donald Trump. As the GOP grapples with leadership fractures, CNN’s u003ca href=”http://www.cnn.com/profiles/michael-smerconish-profile” target=”_blank”>Michael Smerconishu003c/a> suggests self-preservation is the new Republican strategy for staying in office.”},{“title”:”Asian American diplomats say discrimination holds them back”,”duration”:”02:26″,”sourceName”:”CNN”,”sourceLink”:”https://www.cnn.com/”,”videoCMSUrl”:”/video/data/3.0/video/politics/2021/05/07/state-department-diversity-aapi-china-atwood-pkg-lead-vpx.cnn/index.xml”,”videoId”:”politics/2021/05/07/state-department-diversity-aapi-china-atwood-pkg-lead-vpx.cnn”,”videoImage”:”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/170222175840-state-department-building-sign-photo-illustration-large-169.jpg”,”videoUrl”:”/videos/politics/2021/05/07/state-department-diversity-aapi-china-atwood-pkg-lead-vpx.cnn/video/playlists/this-week-in-politics/”,”description”:”Asian American diplomats tell CNN that they have been trying to serve their country, but discrimination has held them back. CNN’s Kylie Atwood reports.”,”descriptionText”:”Asian American diplomats tell CNN that they have been trying to serve their country, but discrimination has held them back. CNN’s Kylie Atwood reports.”},{“title”:”Keisha Lance Bottoms: This decision was made from position of strength”,”duration”:”01:35″,”sourceName”:”CNN”,”sourceLink”:”htp://www.cnn.com”,”videoCMSUrl”:”/video/data/3.0/video/politics/2021/05/07/keisha-lance-bottoms-not-seeking-reelection-sot-vpx.cnn/index.xml”,”videoId”:”politics/2021/05/07/keisha-lance-bottoms-not-seeking-reelection-sot-vpx.cnn”,”videoImage”:”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/210507101301-01-screenshot-keisha-lance-bottoms-presser-0507-large-169.jpg”,”videoUrl”:”/videos/politics/2021/05/07/keisha-lance-bottoms-not-seeking-reelection-sot-vpx.cnn/video/playlists/this-week-in-politics/”,”description”:”Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms announced she will not seek reelection when her current term expires.”,”descriptionText”:”Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms announced she will not seek reelection when her current term expires.”},{“title”:”Lindsey Graham: GOP can’t grow without Trump”,”duration”:”02:41″,”sourceName”:”CNN”,”sourceLink”:”http://www.cnn.com”,”videoCMSUrl”:”/video/data/3.0/video/politics/2021/05/07/lindsey-graham-trump-future-republican-party-nr-vpx.cnn/index.xml”,”videoId”:”politics/2021/05/07/lindsey-graham-trump-future-republican-party-nr-vpx.cnn”,”videoImage”:”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/200706110611-donald-trump-lindsey-graham-split-large-16-9.jpg”,”videoUrl”:”/videos/politics/2021/05/07/lindsey-graham-trump-future-republican-party-nr-vpx.cnn/video/playlists/this-week-in-politics/”,”description”:”Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) says the Republican Party can’t grow if former President Donald Trump is not part of the party’s future.”,”descriptionText”:”Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) says the Republican Party can’t grow if former President Donald Trump is not part of the party’s future.”},{“title”:”Lawyers say alleged Capitol rioter is suffering from ‘Foxitus'”,”duration”:”02:09″,”sourceName”:”CNN”,”sourceLink”:”https://www.cnn.com/”,”videoCMSUrl”:”/video/data/3.0/video/politics/2021/05/07/foxitis-alleged-us-capitol-rioter-take-this-lemon-ctn-vpx.cnn/index.xml”,”videoId”:”politics/2021/05/07/foxitis-alleged-us-capitol-rioter-take-this-lemon-ctn-vpx.cnn”,”videoImage”:”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/210506185453-anthony-alexander-antonio-capitol-riot-large-169.jpg”,”videoUrl”:”/videos/politics/2021/05/07/foxitis-alleged-us-capitol-rioter-take-this-lemon-ctn-vpx.cnn/video/playlists/this-week-in-politics/”,”description”:”US Capitol riot defendant Anthony Antonio was hooked on Fox News and developed “Foxitis” and believed the lies about the 2020 election, his lawyer said during a virtual court hearing.”,”descriptionText”:”US Capitol riot defendant Anthony Antonio was hooked on Fox News and developed “Foxitis” and believed the lies about the 2020 election, his lawyer said during a virtual court hearing.”}],currentVideoCollectionId = ”,isLivePlayer = false,mediaMetadataCallbacks,mobilePinnedView = null,moveToNextTimeout,mutePlayerEnabled = false,nextVideoId = ”,nextVideoUrl = ”,turnOnFlashMessaging = false,videoPinner,videoEndSlateImpl;if (CNN.autoPlayVideoExist === false) {autoStartVideo = true;autoStartVideo = typeof CNN.isLoggedInVideoCheck === ‘function’ ? CNN.isLoggedInVideoCheck(autoStartVideo) : autoStartVideo;if (autoStartVideo === true) {if (turnOnFlashMessaging === true) {autoStartVideo = false;containerEl = jQuery(document.getElementById(configObj.markupId));CNN.VideoPlayer.showFlashSlate(containerEl);} else {CNN.autoPlayVideoExist = true;}}}configObj.autostart = CNN.Features.enableAutoplayBlock ? false : autoStartVideo;CNN.VideoPlayer.setPlayerProperties(configObj.markupId, autoStartVideo, isLivePlayer, isVideoReplayClicked, mutePlayerEnabled);CNN.VideoPlayer.setFirstVideoInCollection(currentVideoCollection, configObj.markupId);var videoHandler = {},isFeaturedVideoCollectionHandlerAvailable = (CNN !== undefined &&CNN.VIDEOCLIENT !== undefined &&CNN.VIDEOCLIENT.FeaturedVideoCollectionHandler !== undefined);if (!isFeaturedVideoCollectionHandlerAvailable) {CNN.INJECTOR.executeFeature(‘videx’).done(function () {jQuery.ajax({dataType: ‘script’,cache: true,url: ‘//www.i.cdn.cnn.com/.a/2.260.3/js/featured-video-collection-player.min.js’}).done(function () {initializeVideoAndCollection();}).fail(function () {throw ‘Unable to fetch /js/featured-video-collection-player.min.js’;});}).fail(function () {throw ‘Unable to fetch the videx bundle’;});}function initializeVideoAndCollection() {videoHandler = new CNN.VIDEOCLIENT.FeaturedVideoCollectionHandler(configObj.markupId,”cn-featured-185uzc7″,’js-video_description-featured-185uzc7′,[{“title”:”How the US and Iran became enemies”,”duration”:”03:39″,”sourceName”:”CNN”,”sourceLink”:””,”videoCMSUrl”:”/video/data/3.0/video/world/2020/01/08/us-iran-tensions-history-relationship-explained-mkd-lc-lon-orig.cnn/index.xml”,”videoId”:”world/2020/01/08/us-iran-tensions-history-relationship-explained-mkd-lc-lon-orig.cnn”,”videoImage”:”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/200110164533-us-iran-flags-large-169.jpg”,”videoUrl”:”/videos/world/2020/01/08/us-iran-tensions-history-relationship-explained-mkd-lc-lon-orig.cnn/video/playlists/this-week-in-politics/”,”description”:”Tensions between the US and Iran have been prevalent for decades, but where did it start? CNN takes a look. “,”descriptionText”:”Tensions between the US and Iran have been prevalent for decades, but where did it start? CNN takes a look. “},{“title”:”‘Like witchcraft’: The strange methods Republicans are using in recount”,”duration”:”02:29″,”sourceName”:”CNN”,”sourceLink”:”www.cnn.com”,”videoCMSUrl”:”/video/data/3.0/video/politics/2021/05/10/arizona-secret-ballot-counting-2020-election-republicans-vpx.cnn/index.xml”,”videoId”:”politics/2021/05/10/arizona-secret-ballot-counting-2020-election-republicans-vpx.cnn”,”videoImage”:”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/210507131521-maricopa-county-ballot-recount-0501-large-169.jpg”,”videoUrl”:”/videos/politics/2021/05/10/arizona-secret-ballot-counting-2020-election-republicans-vpx.cnn/video/playlists/this-week-in-politics/”,”description”:”Editorial director of VoteBeat Jessica Huseman explains the measures Republicans in Arizona are going through to recount ballots from the 2020 presidential election. “,”descriptionText”:”Editorial director of VoteBeat Jessica Huseman explains the measures Republicans in Arizona are going through to recount ballots from the 2020 presidential election. “},{“title”:”‘I saw it on TV!’: Why Trump supporter says she believes election lie”,”duration”:”01:42″,”sourceName”:”CNN”,”sourceLink”:”http://www.cnn.com/”,”videoCMSUrl”:”/video/data/3.0/video/media/2021/05/10/trump-voter-gaetz-rally-election-conspiracy-big-lie-o-sullivan-lkl-vpx.cnn/index.xml”,”videoId”:”media/2021/05/10/trump-voter-gaetz-rally-election-conspiracy-big-lie-o-sullivan-lkl-vpx.cnn”,”videoImage”:”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/210510110049-donie-osullivan-gaetz-event-trump-voter-01-large-169.jpg”,”videoUrl”:”/videos/media/2021/05/10/trump-voter-gaetz-rally-election-conspiracy-big-lie-o-sullivan-lkl-vpx.cnn/video/playlists/this-week-in-politics/”,”description”:”A couple attending an event hosted by Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) and Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) tell CNN’s u003ca href=”http://www.cnn.com/profiles/donie-osullivan” target=”_blank”>Donie O’Sullivanu003c/a> why they still believe debunked conspiracy theories cited as evidence that the 2020 presidential election was “stolen” from former President Donald Trump.”,”descriptionText”:”A couple attending an event hosted by Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) and Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) tell CNN’s u003ca href=”http://www.cnn.com/profiles/donie-osullivan” target=”_blank”>Donie O’Sullivanu003c/a> why they still believe debunked conspiracy theories cited as evidence that the 2020 presidential election was “stolen” from former President Donald Trump.”},{“title”:”‘Truly, madly, deeply false’: Keilar fact-checks Ron Johnson’s vaccine claim”,”duration”:”04:31″,”sourceName”:”CNN”,”sourceLink”:”https://www.cnn.com/”,”videoCMSUrl”:”/video/data/3.0/video/politics/2021/05/10/ron-johnson-fact-check-covid-19-vaccine-claims-keilar-berman-newday-vpx.cnn/index.xml”,”videoId”:”politics/2021/05/10/ron-johnson-fact-check-covid-19-vaccine-claims-keilar-berman-newday-vpx.cnn”,”videoImage”:”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/210510090637-keilar-ron-johnson-split-vpx-large-169.jpg”,”videoUrl”:”/videos/politics/2021/05/10/ron-johnson-fact-check-covid-19-vaccine-claims-keilar-berman-newday-vpx.cnn/video/playlists/this-week-in-politics/”,”description”:”CNN’s u003ca href=”https://www.cnn.com/profiles/brianna-keilar-profile” target=”_blank”>Briana Keilaru003c/a> and u003ca href=”https://www.cnn.com/profiles/john-berman-profile” target=”_blank”>John Bermanu003c/a> fact-check u003ca href=”https://www.cnn.com/2021/05/07/politics/ron-johnson-vaccine-misinformation-fact-check/index.html” target=”_blank”>Republican Sen. Ron Johnson’s Covid-19 vaccine misinformationu003c/a> which he spread under the guise of “just asking the questions,” on a right-wing radio show.”,”descriptionText”:”CNN’s u003ca href=”https://www.cnn.com/profiles/brianna-keilar-profile” target=”_blank”>Briana Keilaru003c/a> and u003ca href=”https://www.cnn.com/profiles/john-berman-profile” target=”_blank”>John Bermanu003c/a> fact-check u003ca href=”https://www.cnn.com/2021/05/07/politics/ron-johnson-vaccine-misinformation-fact-check/index.html” target=”_blank”>Republican Sen. Ron Johnson’s Covid-19 vaccine misinformationu003c/a> which he spread under the guise of “just asking the questions,” on a right-wing radio show.”},{“title”:”Watch McCarthy confirm support for Stefanik for GOP leadership post”,”duration”:”03:30″,”sourceName”:”CNN”,”sourceLink”:”https://www.cnn.com/”,”videoCMSUrl”:”/video/data/3.0/video/politics/2021/05/09/kevin-mccarthy-elise-stefanik-liz-cheney-gop-replacement-sot-nr-vpx.cnn/index.xml”,”videoId”:”politics/2021/05/09/kevin-mccarthy-elise-stefanik-liz-cheney-gop-replacement-sot-nr-vpx.cnn”,”videoImage”:”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/210509153957-kevin-mccarthy-05092021-large-169.jpg”,”videoUrl”:”/videos/politics/2021/05/09/kevin-mccarthy-elise-stefanik-liz-cheney-gop-replacement-sot-nr-vpx.cnn/video/playlists/this-week-in-politics/”,”description”:”House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy has confirmed that he supports Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-NY) for the role of House Republican conference chair, as Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) faces a vote to oust her from the influential GOP leadership post.”,”descriptionText”:”House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy has confirmed that he supports Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-NY) for the role of House Republican conference chair, as Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) faces a vote to oust her from the influential GOP leadership post.”},{“title”:”Al Franken: Republicans always find an excuse to cut unemployment benefits”,”duration”:”03:12″,”sourceName”:”CNN”,”sourceLink”:”https://www.cnn.com/”,”videoCMSUrl”:”/video/data/3.0/video/politics/2021/05/10/al-franken-gop-unemployment-benefits-2020-election-trump-newday-bts-vpx.cnn/index.xml”,”videoId”:”politics/2021/05/10/al-franken-gop-unemployment-benefits-2020-election-trump-newday-bts-vpx.cnn”,”videoImage”:”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/210510081434-al-franken-new-day-vpx-large-169.jpg”,”videoUrl”:”/videos/politics/2021/05/10/al-franken-gop-unemployment-benefits-2020-election-trump-newday-bts-vpx.cnn/video/playlists/this-week-in-politics/”,”description”:”Former Sen. Al Franken discusses the GOP efforts to cut unemployment benefits and says he doesn’t think that most Republicans in Congress actually believe that the 2020 presidential election was stolen from Trump.”,”descriptionText”:”Former Sen. Al Franken discusses the GOP efforts to cut unemployment benefits and says he doesn’t think that most Republicans in Congress actually believe that the 2020 presidential election was stolen from Trump.”},{“title”:”Trump issues bizarre statement about Kentucky Derby winner”,”duration”:”02:15″,”sourceName”:”CNN”,”sourceLink”:”https:/www.cnn.com”,”videoCMSUrl”:”/video/data/3.0/video/politics/2021/05/09/trump-medina-spirit-kentucky-derby-statement-acosta-avlon-hoover-nr-sot-vpx.cnn/index.xml”,”videoId”:”politics/2021/05/09/trump-medina-spirit-kentucky-derby-statement-acosta-avlon-hoover-nr-sot-vpx.cnn”,”videoImage”:”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/210319215641-donald-trump-022821-large-169.jpg”,”videoUrl”:”/videos/politics/2021/05/09/trump-medina-spirit-kentucky-derby-statement-acosta-avlon-hoover-nr-sot-vpx.cnn/video/playlists/this-week-in-politics/”,”description”:”CNN’s Jim Acosta discusses former President Donald Trump’s statement about Kentucky Derby winner Medina Spirit with Jim Avlon and Margaret Hoover. The u003ca href=”https://www.cnn.com/2021/05/09/sport/medina-spirit-betamethasone-bob-baffert/index.html” target=”_blank”>racehorse tested positive for elevated levels of betamethasoneu003c/a>, an anti-inflammatory corticosteroid that is allowed in horse racing at a certain level. A postrace test detected 21 picograms per milliliter — more than double the legal threshold in Kentucky racing.”,”descriptionText”:”CNN’s Jim Acosta discusses former President Donald Trump’s statement about Kentucky Derby winner Medina Spirit with Jim Avlon and Margaret Hoover. The u003ca href=”https://www.cnn.com/2021/05/09/sport/medina-spirit-betamethasone-bob-baffert/index.html” target=”_blank”>racehorse tested positive for elevated levels of betamethasoneu003c/a>, an anti-inflammatory corticosteroid that is allowed in horse racing at a certain level. A postrace test detected 21 picograms per milliliter — more than double the legal threshold in Kentucky racing.”},{“title”:”Caitlyn Jenner: Immigrants should have a legal path to citizenship”,”duration”:”01:20″,”sourceName”:”CNN”,”sourceLink”:”http://www.cnn.com/”,”videoCMSUrl”:”/video/data/3.0/video/politics/2021/05/09/caitlyn-jenner-immigration-path-to-citizenship-bash-intv-sot-vpx.cnn/index.xml”,”videoId”:”politics/2021/05/09/caitlyn-jenner-immigration-path-to-citizenship-bash-intv-sot-vpx.cnn”,”videoImage”:”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/210509093841-caitlyn-jenner-immigration-path-to-citizenship-bash-intv-sot-vpx-00000000-large-169.jpg”,”videoUrl”:”/videos/politics/2021/05/09/caitlyn-jenner-immigration-path-to-citizenship-bash-intv-sot-vpx.cnn/video/playlists/this-week-in-politics/”,”description”:”California Republican gubernatorial candidate Caitlyn Jenner said she favors granting a path to citizenship to the 1.75 million undocumented immigrants in the state’s labor force, staking out a position that is more progressive than many voters in the GOP base nationally and at odds with former President Donald Trump, who Jenner supported until 2018. “,”descriptionText”:”California Republican gubernatorial candidate Caitlyn Jenner said she favors granting a path to citizenship to the 1.75 million undocumented immigrants in the state’s labor force, staking out a position that is more progressive than many voters in the GOP base nationally and at odds with former President Donald Trump, who Jenner supported until 2018. “},{“title”:”Clyburn: McConnell contributing in a big way to GOP identity crisis”,”duration”:”03:06″,”sourceName”:”CNN”,”sourceLink”:”https://www.cnn.com/”,”videoCMSUrl”:”/video/data/3.0/video/politics/2021/05/09/clyburn-gop-cheney-cancel-culture-tapper-sotu-vpx.cnn/index.xml”,”videoId”:”politics/2021/05/09/clyburn-gop-cheney-cancel-culture-tapper-sotu-vpx.cnn”,”videoImage”:”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/210509095813-clyburn-gop-sotu-vpx-large-169.jpg”,”videoUrl”:”/videos/politics/2021/05/09/clyburn-gop-cheney-cancel-culture-tapper-sotu-vpx.cnn/video/playlists/this-week-in-politics/”,”description”:”House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn (D-SC) tells CNN’s u003ca href=”https://www.cnn.com/profiles/jake-tapper-profile” target=”_blank”>Jake Tapperu003c/a> that the Republican Party is perpetrating cancel culture — an idea the GOP rallies against — on Rep. Liz Cheney.”,”descriptionText”:”House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn (D-SC) tells CNN’s u003ca href=”https://www.cnn.com/profiles/jake-tapper-profile” target=”_blank”>Jake Tapperu003c/a> that the Republican Party is perpetrating cancel culture — an idea the GOP rallies against — on Rep. Liz Cheney.”},{“title”:”Utah GOP governor defends Republican push to end enhanced unemployment “,”duration”:”01:12″,”sourceName”:”CNN”,”sourceLink”:”http://www.cnn.com/”,”videoCMSUrl”:”/video/data/3.0/video/politics/2021/05/09/utah-gop-gov-spencer-cox-enhanced-unemployment-sot-sotu-vpx.cnn/index.xml”,”videoId”:”politics/2021/05/09/utah-gop-gov-spencer-cox-enhanced-unemployment-sot-sotu-vpx.cnn”,”videoImage”:”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/210509103246-gov-spencer-cox-050921-large-169.jpg”,”videoUrl”:”/videos/politics/2021/05/09/utah-gop-gov-spencer-cox-enhanced-unemployment-sot-sotu-vpx.cnn/video/playlists/this-week-in-politics/”,”description”:”Utah GOP Gov. Spencer Cox on Sunday defended Republicans’ push to end enhanced unemployment, saying that while families are struggling, the benefit must be rolled back “at some point.””,”descriptionText”:”Utah GOP Gov. Spencer Cox on Sunday defended Republicans’ push to end enhanced unemployment, saying that while families are struggling, the benefit must be rolled back “at some point.””},{“title”:”Acosta remembers WH Christmas memory with Obamas’ dog Bo”,”duration”:”01:24″,”sourceName”:”CNN”,”sourceLink”:”https://www.cnn.com”,”videoCMSUrl”:”/video/data/3.0/video/politics/2021/05/08/bo-obama-dog-dies-acosta-vpx.cnn/index.xml”,”videoId”:”politics/2021/05/08/bo-obama-dog-dies-acosta-vpx.cnn”,”videoImage”:”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/210508193304-acosta-bo-vpx-screengrab-large-169.jpg”,”videoUrl”:”/videos/politics/2021/05/08/bo-obama-dog-dies-acosta-vpx.cnn/video/playlists/this-week-in-politics/”,”description”:”The Obamas announced that their beloved family dog Bo has died. CNN’s Jim Acosta reports. “,”descriptionText”:”The Obamas announced that their beloved family dog Bo has died. CNN’s Jim Acosta reports. “},{“title”:”Smerconish: Joint rally of GOP’s 2 lightning rods a troublesome sign”,”duration”:”04:29″,”sourceName”:”CNN”,”sourceLink”:”https://www.cnn.com/”,”videoCMSUrl”:”/video/data/3.0/video/politics/2021/05/08/matt-gaetz-marjorie-taylor-greene-joint-rally-florida-gop-cpt-vpx.cnn/index.xml”,”videoId”:”politics/2021/05/08/matt-gaetz-marjorie-taylor-greene-joint-rally-florida-gop-cpt-vpx.cnn”,”videoImage”:”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/210507212425-matt-gaetz-marjorie-taylor-greene-joint-rally-florida-gop-cpt-vpx-00000412-large-169.jpg”,”videoUrl”:”/videos/politics/2021/05/08/matt-gaetz-marjorie-taylor-greene-joint-rally-florida-gop-cpt-vpx.cnn/video/playlists/this-week-in-politics/”,”description”:”Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) and Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) kicked off u003ca href=”http://www.cnn.com/2021/04/30/politics/matt-gaetz-marjorie-taylor-greene-gop/index.html” target=”_blank”>a joint America First touru003c/a> in Florida, pledging allegiance to former President Donald Trump. As the GOP grapples with leadership fractures, CNN’s u003ca href=”http://www.cnn.com/profiles/michael-smerconish-profile” target=”_blank”>Michael Smerconishu003c/a> suggests self-preservation is the new Republican strategy for staying in office.”,”descriptionText”:”Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) and Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) kicked off u003ca href=”http://www.cnn.com/2021/04/30/politics/matt-gaetz-marjorie-taylor-greene-gop/index.html” target=”_blank”>a joint America First touru003c/a> in Florida, pledging allegiance to former President Donald Trump. As the GOP grapples with leadership fractures, CNN’s u003ca href=”http://www.cnn.com/profiles/michael-smerconish-profile” target=”_blank”>Michael Smerconishu003c/a> suggests self-preservation is the new Republican strategy for staying in office.”},{“title”:”Asian American diplomats say discrimination holds them back”,”duration”:”02:26″,”sourceName”:”CNN”,”sourceLink”:”https://www.cnn.com/”,”videoCMSUrl”:”/video/data/3.0/video/politics/2021/05/07/state-department-diversity-aapi-china-atwood-pkg-lead-vpx.cnn/index.xml”,”videoId”:”politics/2021/05/07/state-department-diversity-aapi-china-atwood-pkg-lead-vpx.cnn”,”videoImage”:”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/170222175840-state-department-building-sign-photo-illustration-large-169.jpg”,”videoUrl”:”/videos/politics/2021/05/07/state-department-diversity-aapi-china-atwood-pkg-lead-vpx.cnn/video/playlists/this-week-in-politics/”,”description”:”Asian American diplomats tell CNN that they have been trying to serve their country, but discrimination has held them back. CNN’s Kylie Atwood reports.”,”descriptionText”:”Asian American diplomats tell CNN that they have been trying to serve their country, but discrimination has held them back. CNN’s Kylie Atwood reports.”},{“title”:”Keisha Lance Bottoms: This decision was made from position of strength”,”duration”:”01:35″,”sourceName”:”CNN”,”sourceLink”:”htp://www.cnn.com”,”videoCMSUrl”:”/video/data/3.0/video/politics/2021/05/07/keisha-lance-bottoms-not-seeking-reelection-sot-vpx.cnn/index.xml”,”videoId”:”politics/2021/05/07/keisha-lance-bottoms-not-seeking-reelection-sot-vpx.cnn”,”videoImage”:”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/210507101301-01-screenshot-keisha-lance-bottoms-presser-0507-large-169.jpg”,”videoUrl”:”/videos/politics/2021/05/07/keisha-lance-bottoms-not-seeking-reelection-sot-vpx.cnn/video/playlists/this-week-in-politics/”,”description”:”Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms announced she will not seek reelection when her current term expires.”,”descriptionText”:”Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms announced she will not seek reelection when her current term expires.”},{“title”:”Lindsey Graham: GOP can’t grow without Trump”,”duration”:”02:41″,”sourceName”:”CNN”,”sourceLink”:”http://www.cnn.com”,”videoCMSUrl”:”/video/data/3.0/video/politics/2021/05/07/lindsey-graham-trump-future-republican-party-nr-vpx.cnn/index.xml”,”videoId”:”politics/2021/05/07/lindsey-graham-trump-future-republican-party-nr-vpx.cnn”,”videoImage”:”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/200706110611-donald-trump-lindsey-graham-split-large-16-9.jpg”,”videoUrl”:”/videos/politics/2021/05/07/lindsey-graham-trump-future-republican-party-nr-vpx.cnn/video/playlists/this-week-in-politics/”,”description”:”Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) says the Republican Party can’t grow if former President Donald Trump is not part of the party’s future.”,”descriptionText”:”Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) says the Republican Party can’t grow if former President Donald Trump is not part of the party’s future.”},{“title”:”Lawyers say alleged Capitol rioter is suffering from ‘Foxitus'”,”duration”:”02:09″,”sourceName”:”CNN”,”sourceLink”:”https://www.cnn.com/”,”videoCMSUrl”:”/video/data/3.0/video/politics/2021/05/07/foxitis-alleged-us-capitol-rioter-take-this-lemon-ctn-vpx.cnn/index.xml”,”videoId”:”politics/2021/05/07/foxitis-alleged-us-capitol-rioter-take-this-lemon-ctn-vpx.cnn”,”videoImage”:”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/210506185453-anthony-alexander-antonio-capitol-riot-large-169.jpg”,”videoUrl”:”/videos/politics/2021/05/07/foxitis-alleged-us-capitol-rioter-take-this-lemon-ctn-vpx.cnn/video/playlists/this-week-in-politics/”,”description”:”US Capitol riot defendant Anthony Antonio was hooked on Fox News and developed “Foxitis” and believed the lies about the 2020 election, his lawyer said during a virtual court hearing.”,”descriptionText”:”US Capitol riot defendant Anthony Antonio was hooked on Fox News and developed “Foxitis” and believed the lies about the 2020 election, his lawyer said during a virtual court hearing.”}],’js-video_headline-featured-185uzc7′,”,”js-video_source-featured-185uzc7″,true,true,’this-week-in-politics’);if (typeof configObj.context !== ‘string’ || configObj.context.length