A lynching memorial remembers the forgotten

Civil rights lawyer Bryan Stevenson shows CNN's Nia-Malika Henderson around a new memorial and museum in Montgomery, Alabama that names some of the over 4,000 lynching victims in America.

Inside Politics: Competition for Paul Ryan?

Paul Ryan faces pressure from within his own caucus going into 2018, Trump's pick for CIA director is set to go before the Senate, and President Trump prepares to host Baltic leaders at the White House and for his first overseas trip with his newly-overhauled national security team--it's all on Inside Politics.
President Donald Trump speaks to a crowd gathered at the Local 18 Richfield Facility of the Operating Engineers Apprentice and Training, a union and apprentice training center specializing in the repair and operation of heavy equipment on March 29, 2018 in Richfield, Ohio.

Trump's Syria surprise

President Trump caught his own administration by surprise when he went off-script at an infrastructure event and hinted at a major change in U.S. policy towards Syria.
US President Donald Trump speaks about the spending bill during a press conference in the Diplomatic Reception Room at the White House on March 23, 2018.  / AFP PHOTO / Nicholas Kamm        (Photo credit should read NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)

President Trump angers his base with spending bill

Despite initially threatening a veto, President Trump signed the $1.3 trillion omnibus spending bill into law. But with little to show for his border wall and other policy priorities, he's now feeling the heat from conservative media -- and his base.

Both parties set to use immigration as major 2018 election issue

Republicans spending big ahead of an Arizona special election, GOP pressure on Democrats over tax cuts, immigration gearing up to be a major 2018 election issue for both parties, Mitch McConnell's push to confirm conservative judges, and a 2020 preview in South Carolina--it's all on Inside Politics.

MAGIC WALL: All Eyes on PA-18

Stakes are high for Tuesday's PA-18 race between Conor Lamb and Rick Saccone. CNN's John King breaks down key demographics in the district at the Magic Wall.

Misbehaving cabinet members get a scolding from John Kelly

A scolding for misbehaving cabinet members from Chief of Staff John Kelly, the Hope Hicks replacement game, the blurred lines between politics and official business in the West Wing, a potentially imminent conclusion to the Russia investigations in Congress, and the union factor in the Pennsylvania special election--it's all on Inside Politics.



  • 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.