(WASHINGTON) -- The Senate overwhelmingly cleared a measure Wednesday that would send emergency humanitarian relief to the southern border but is markedly different from a bill passed by the House -- leaving lawmakers little time to reconcile their bills before they leave town on Thursday fo…
(WASHINGTON) -- President Donald Trump on Wednesday attacked Robert Mueller hours after word came that the former special counsel had agreed to testify before Congress in public on July 17.
(NEW YORK) -- It's a single, haunting photograph that tells a horrible story, and almost 2,000 miles away, and may have a critical impact on the deadlocked immigration debate in Washington.
(WASHINGTON) -- The House Judiciary and House Intelligence committees have subpoenaed former special counsel Robert Mueller for his testimony before Congress, according to a press release issued Tuesday evening.
(WASHINGTON) -- The House voted 230 to 195, mostly down party lines, late Tuesday night to approve a $4.5 billion measure to send humanitarian relief to the southern border, addressing concerns about conditions of detention centers where migrant children are being held.
(MIAMI) -- The first Democratic debates are here, and the 2020 contenders are converging on two stages in Miami -- the site of the first debates on Wednesday and Thursday -- in the crucial battleground state of Florida.
(NEW YORK) -- Tiffany Cabán, the progressive public defender whose bid to become Queens district attorney was backed by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, declared victory in the Democratic primary on Tuesday, though results of the New York race are not expected to be finalized for several days.
(MIAMI) -- With the first primary debates set to kick off Wednesday in Miami, the Democratic candidates have been preparing to make their case to the American people for why they -- and not one of the other 19 debating over two nights -- should be the person to take on President Donald Trump…
(MIAMI) -- Vice President Mike Pence helped roll out the Trump campaign’s first 2020 coalition in Miami on Tuesday, less than 10 miles away from where Democrats are set to take the stage for their first primary debate a day later.
(WASHINGTON) -- Ground Zero recovery workers and activists had a "great" meeting with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell late Tuesday afternoon, following a public feud over the 9/11 victim compensation fund.
(WASHINGTON) -- Immigration and Customs Enforcement's acting head, Mark Morgan, has been tapped to lead U.S. Customs and Border Protection, following John Sanders' resignation from the position, a government official told ABC News.
(WASHINGTON) -- Embattled Rep. Duncan Hunter, who is accused of allegedly using hundreds of thousands of dollars in campaign funds for personal use, allegedly tapped into some of that money to also finance romantic trysts with multiple congressional aides and lobbyists, according to federal …
(WASHINGTON) -- President Donald Trump on Tuesday threatened Iran with "great and overwhelming force" and potential "obliteration" in some areas if it attacks "anything American" after Iranian leaders said the White House "is afflicted by mental retardation" and they are permanently closing …
(WASHINGTON) -- Several major federal agencies, which collect vast amounts of personal data about American citizens, as part of their work have routinely failed to adequately protect that information for years, according to a congressional report.
(WASHINGTON) -- First lady Melania Trump announced on Twitter on Tuesday that outgoing press secretary Sarah Sanders will be replaced by her communications director, Stephanie Grisham.
(WASHINGTON) -- Maine Sen. Susan Collins, the lone Republican in Congress who represents a New England state, is gearing up for what might be her toughest Senate race since being elected in 1996.
(SPRINGFIELD, Ill.) -- Illinois has become the latest state to legalize marijuana.
(WASHINGTON) -- President Donald Trump fired back at a woman who accused him of sexual assault saying "she's not my type" and insisting the incident "never happened."
(WASHINGTON) -- On a mild summer Tuesday this month, Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg stood before hundreds of supporters at an Indiana University auditorium and laid out his plan for American foreign policy.
(WASHINGTON) -- President Donald Trump signed an executive order on Monday aimed at curbing health care costs by requiring health insurers and providers to reveal pricing for care to patients.
(WASHINGTON) -- Army Staff Sgt. David G. Bellavia will become the first living Medal of Honor recipient for the Iraq War when President Donald Trump presents the award at a White House ceremony on Tuesday, fifteen years after his acts of heroism in the city of Fallujah in 2004.
(WASHINGTON) -- Sen. Bernie Sanders introduced his most sweeping plan yet to tackle the increasing cost of a higher education, introducing a bill Monday that would make public colleges and trade schools tuition free and cancel outstanding student loan debt for everyone, a proposal that goes …
(WASHINGTON) -- Sen. Mitch McConnell is scheduled to meet with 9/11 first responders this week to discuss the renewal of the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund Act, following a public feud with comedian Jon Stewart.
(WASHINGTON) -- House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Monday said she told President Trump he was “scaring the children” with his administration’s planned deportation raids across the country.
(WASHINGTON) -- The Supreme Court on Monday dealt a blow to advocates of greater access to public information, ruling in a 6-3 decision that the government does not have to turn over private food stamp data it obtained from grocery stores to a South Dakota newspaper.
(MIAMI) -- Ahead of the debates in Miami this week, former vice present Joe Biden released his immigration policy plan in a Miami Herald op-ed.
(NEW YORK) -- One of President Donald Trump's senior advisers, Kellyanne Conway, personally defended herself on Monday against the recent accusation from a federal watchdog agency that she violated the Hatch Act and should be "removed from service."
(SOUTH BEND, Ind.) -- Mayor Pete Buttigieg is facing the biggest test of his presidential campaign so far: the fallout stemming from an incident in which a white police officer fatally shot a black man in his hometown of South Bend, Indiana.
(McAllen, TX) -- From sleeping on concrete floors with the lights on 24 hours a day to no access to soap or basic hygiene, migrant children at least two U.S. Customs and Border Protection facilities face conditions one doctor described as comparable to "torture facilities."
(WASHINGTON) -- Nearly all of the Democratic presidential candidates attended Planned Parenthood’s forum on Saturday, and – on the subject of abortion access, at least – presented a united front.
(NEW YORK) -- The former top military adviser to both Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama said on Sunday that he's concerned escalating tensions with Iran "could spin out of control," stressing that the last thing the world needs is the United States going to war with the Middle Easte…
(NEW YORK) -- Days ahead of the first Democratic debates and following a week of back-and-forth with former Vice President Joe Biden over comments he made about finding consensus with Southern Democrats in the Senate who supported segregation, Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J., said Biden did not see…
(SALEN, Ore.) -- A group of Republican state senators in Oregon remain in hiding after walking out of the state Capitol over refusing to vote on a climate change bill.
(WASHINGTON) -- President Donald Trump said on Saturday he will delay plans for a mass removal of undocumented immigrants for two weeks so that he can negotiate with members of congress.
(WASHINGTON) -- The former chief of staff to former White House counsel Don McGahn has struck a deal with the House Judiciary Committee that will allow her to submit answers in writing rather than appear for in-person questioning on Monday, her lawyer said.
(COLUMBIA, S.C.) -- South Carolina played host to 4,400 pounds of fish, 6,400 slices of white bread and a lot of cringeworthy punchlines Friday night.
(WASHINGTON) -- Many of the 23 Democratic candidates vying to take on President Donald Trump in the 2020 election are in agreement that a strike on Iran would lead to devastating consequences and the administration's decision to pull out of the Iran nuclear deal is to blame for the escalatin…
(WASHINGTON) -- The top two Democrats in Congress, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, said Friday they were not informed by the White House of President Donald Trump's plan to stage a military operation against Iran in retaliation for shooting down a U.S. drone.
(WASHINGTON) -- President Donald Trump on Friday reacted on Twitter to reports that he ordered a military strike on Iran for shooting down an American drone, but then reversed his decision after the plan was underway, saying he called off the attack with just 10 minutes to spare because he w…
(MIAMI) -- When eight Democratic presidential candidates descend on Miami for a forum focused on Latino issues on Friday morning, their appearance will highlight the early importance of one of the most vital swing states and the need to make inroads with Hispanic voters -- a group set to bec…
(COLUMBIA, S.C.) -- Take 22 Democratic presidential candidates, add thousands of voters and mix in thousands of pieces of fish and slices of bread and you get a recipe for Majority Whip Jim Clyburn's annual "World Famous Fish Fry" -- a must-attend event for politicos hoping to win in South C…
(WASHINGTON) -- President Donald Trump's reelection campaign next week will roll out its first coalition of the 2020 election aimed at turning out Latino voters ahead of the first Democratic debate in Miami.
(WASHINGTON) -- Former White House aide Hope Hicks refused to answer questions about several key incidents related to President Donald Trump’s potential obstruction of justice investigated by special counsel Robert Mueller, according to a transcript of her congressional testimony released Thursday.
(WASHINGTON) -- Anthony O’Leary spent a third of his life in foster care and is now an advocate for other foster youth.
(WASHINGTON) -- Judge Roy Moore, the controversial conservative firebrand who narrowly lost a U.S. Senate special election in Alabama to Democrat Doug Jones in 2017, announced Thursday he will again compete for the GOP nomination to challenge his former rival in 2020 – setting up a rematch i…
(WASHINGTON) -- After Iran shot down an unarmed, unmanned U.S. drone Wednesday over international waters, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says “there’s no appetite for going to war," but Republicans warned that if President Trump does not respond with force, America's adversaries will think the U…
(WASHINGTON) -- President Donald Trump is set to welcome Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to the White House on Thursday as the two leaders push for approval of a renegotiated trade agreement between the U.S., Canada and Mexico.
(NEW YORK) -- After a day of criticism from many 2020 presidential opponents, former Vice President Joe Biden is not apologizing for comments he made about finding consensus with Southern Democrats with opposing views while serving in the Senate -- including those who supported segregation.