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Politics

Eric Trump on government shutdown: 'Honestly, I think it's a good thing for us'

Justin Merriman/Getty Images (WASHINGTON) -- President Donald Trump's son Eric doesn't believe the government shutdown is all that bad. In fact, he views it in a positive light because ...

DC bars offer drink specials to furloughed federal workers: 'They can shutdown the government but they can’t shutdown your fun'

iStock/Thinkstock (WASHINGTON) -- Furloughed federal employees in Washington wishing to drown their sorrrows may do so at a discount for the duration of the government shutdown. Once Friday's midnight ...

'Saturday Night Live' pokes fun at Trump's physical: 'The president's gotta rockin' bod'

iStock/Thinkstock (NEW YORK) -- The government shutdown and the results of President Donald Trump's physical exam, released Friday by his physician Ronny Jackson, provided fodder for this week's "Saturday ...

POLL: Amid record low one-year approval, half question Trump’s mental stability

Mark Wilson/Getty Images (WASHINGTON) -- A year in the presidential spotlight hasn’t been kind to President Donald Trump: His approval rating is the lowest in modern polling for a ...

As government shutdown begins, so does finger-pointing

ABC News (WASHINGTON) -- The federal government officially shut down Saturday on the one-year anniversary of Donald Trump's inauguration as president.Congress is to reconvene to try again to broker ...

Trump campaign ad says Democrats 'complicit' in murders committed by undocumented immigrants

ABCNews.com (WASHINGTON) -- The Trump campaign came out with an explosive new campaign ad Saturday night that implies the Democrats could have blood on their hands because of the ...

Inside the Trump-Schumer talks leading up to the government shutdown

ABC News (WASHINGTON) -- During the hours leading up to the government shutdown, President Donald Trump invited Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., to the White House to negotiate ...

In post-presidency, Obama finds balancing act in countering Trump

Scott Olson/Getty Images (WASHINGTON) -- One year after exchanging pleasantries with a newly inaugurated President Donald Trump and ascending onto Marine One for the final time, former President ...

Congress meets to try to end government shutdown as immigration remains a focus

iStock/Thinkstock (WASHINGTON) -- Lawmakers are back on Capitol Hill Saturday morning after a dramatic showdown led to a federal government shutdown shortly after midnight on the one-year anniversary of ...

Here's how a government shutdown could affect you

Willard/iStock/Thinkstock (WASHINGTON) -- So the government shut down at 12:01 a.m. EST on Saturday after lawmakers unsuccessfully brokered a plan to continue government funding into next week. But how ...

As shutdown looms, hundreds of key agency posts are still vacant under Trump

ABCNews.com (WASHINGTON) -- As a candidate, Donald Trump would often pitch himself to voters by citing his experience managing a vast business empire — saying he hires only “the ...

DOJ files intent to retry corruption case against NJ Senator Bob Menendez

Drew Angerer/Getty Images (NEWARK, N.J.) -- The Department of Justice on Friday filed a motion of intent to retry the corruption case against U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez, D-N.J., after ...

Trump shares support for 'March for Life' attendees in speech from afar

iStock/Thinkstock (WASHINGTON) --  President Donald Trump expressed his support for the pro-life "March for Life" in a speech from the White House Friday, applauding what he called an "incredible ...

Americans more likely to blame Trump, Republicans if government shuts down: Poll

iStock/Thinkstock (WASHINGTON) -- A new ABC News/Washington Post poll finds substantially greater Republican risk in a government shutdown, with Americans by a 20-point margin saying they’re more likely to ...

Trump ends first year without hosting any State Dinners

iStock/Thinkstock (WASHINGTON) -- Pageantry and politics mix at the White House at those most festive of evenings when the president rolls out the red carpet to host a foreign ...

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