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Politics

Sessions defends travel ban as 'lawful,' 'necessary,' day after parts were blocked

ABC News (WASHINGTON) -- Attorney General Jeff Sessions defended President Donald Trump's third travel ban Wednesday, the day it was set to go into effect, as a "lawful" and ...

Oversight committee may subpoena USDA, DOJ over air travel

ABC News (WASHINGTON) -- The Republican chairman of the House Oversight Committee is sending a warning shot to federal agencies and the White House for not fully complying with ...

Nancy Pelosi visits memorial for Las Vegas shooting victims

Twitter/CityOfLasVegas (LAS VEGAS) -- House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi headed to Las Vegas Tuesday to pay her respects to the victims of the shooting earlier this month. Gunman Stephen ...

Trump denies telling widow of fallen soldier 'he knew what he signed up for'

ABC News (WASHINGTON) -- President Donald Trump Wednesday denied telling the widow of a fallen U.S. soldier "he knew what he signed up for" in a phone call he ...

President Trump weighs in on tearing down Columbus statues

ABC News (WASHINGTON) -- President Donald Trump waded into a new statue controversy on Tuesday night when he called out people who want to tear down statues of Christopher ...

Senators reach deal to continue Obamacare insurance subsidy payments

ABCNews.com (WASHINGTON) -- Less than a week after President Donald Trump signed an executive order to halt government payments that subsidize insurance plans for low-income Americans, Senate leaders agreed ...

Independent economists on why they aren't buying Trump's tax plan promise

ABCNews.com (WASHINGTON) -- President Donald Trump told the audience at a Heritage Foundation event in Washington Tuesday night that his administration's tax plan will boost the average American household ...

Sean Spicer interviewed by special counsel team

ABCNews.com (WASHINGTON) -- Former White House press secretary Sean Spicer met with members of special counsel Robert Mueller’s staff Monday as part of the expanding probe into potential collusion ...

Obama didn't call John Kelly when his Marine son died in action, White House official says

ABC News (WASHINGTON) -- Adding to the continued drama over whether past presidents have called the families of fallen soldiers, a senior White House official told ABC News today ...

Michael Flynn Jr. likely to receive Senate subpoena in Russia probe, source says

Win McNamee/Getty Images (WASHINGTON) -- The Senate Intelligence Committee will likely subpoena Michael Flynn Jr., the son of former White House national security adviser Michael Flynn, after he declined ...

Congressman withdraws bid to be Trump's drug czar after controversy

House.gov (WASHINGTON) -- Rep. Tom Marino, R-Pa., withdrew his nomination to lead the Office of National Drug Control Policy after a news report found that a bill he authored ...

Hillary Clinton says she won't run again despite Donald Trump's urging

ABC News (WASHINGTON) -- Hillary Clinton has reiterated, yet again, that she is not going to run for president a third time, despite President Donald Trump's latest urging that ...

Trump's announcements add to Congress' already lengthy to-do list

ABC News (WASHINGTON) -- President Donald Trump’s big announcements last week on health care and Iran have big implications, but ones Congress will largely have to sort out, adding ...

Trump draws ire after falsely claiming 'most' past presidents didn't call families of fallen soldiers

ABCNews.com (WASHINGTON) -- President Donald Trump touched a nerve with former White House officials after saying on Monday that previous presidents did not make phone calls to the families ...

McCain slams 'half-baked, spurious nationalism' sweeping US in passionate speech

Jennifer Stewart/Getty Images (PHILADELPHIA) -- Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., slammed "half-baked, spurious nationalism" in an impassioned speech while accepting the Liberty Medal in Philadelphia on Monday evening.McCain, who was ...

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