That Ted Cruz and Republicans are blocking White House diplomatic nominees for political reasons. You can read all about it here. Because, of course, the side CNN opposes is doing it to the side CNN supports. It's really that easy. No other explanation needed. All the long-winded wordplay in the article to suggest we're on the brink of an apocalypse because of something that has never happened before is merely to say CNN is upset that it's the other guys doing it to CNN"s guys as opposed to the other way around. Easy-peasy Japanesey.