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Breaking down the fiscal 2018 budget passed by Senate

iStock/Thinkstock (WASHINGTON) -- By a vote of 51-49, Senate Republicans passed a fiscal 2018 budget right along party lines, with every single Democrat voting against the budget framework, and ...

Rep. Wilson responds to White House chief of staff's criticism

Drew Angerer/Getty Images (WASHINGTON) -- Florida Democratic Rep. Frederica Wilson responded to White House Chief of Staff John Kelly Friday, assailing him for him comments he made Thursday at ...

Woman who accused Trump of groping her on an airplane doubts Weinstein backlash will prompt change

ABCNews.com (WASHINGTON) -- One of the roughly dozen women who came forward with accusations of sexual harassment or assault against Donald Trump during the presidential campaign doubts that the ...

First lady Melania Trump's inaugural gown unveiled at Smithsonian

Win McNamee/Getty Images (NEW YORK) --  First lady Melania Trump’s inaugural gown went on display Friday at the Smithsonian, part of an exhibit that features various inaugural gowns of ...

Senate Republicans pass budget that will add $1.5 trillion to deficit, slash Medicare and Medicaid

U.S. Government (NEW YORK) --  Senate Republicans passed a budget late Thursday night following a series of votes, setting the stage for the GOP's ultimate goal of tackling ...

Senators push bill to prevent Russian-linked election ads online

Credit: Architect of the Capitol (WASHINGTON) -- Responding to growing revelations about the scale of the Russian effort to influence the 2016 presidential election over social media, a pair ...

Obama slams state of US politics in 1st post-presidency campaign stops

DOMINICK REUTER/AFP/Getty Images (NEWARK, N.J.) -- Former President Obama made his much-anticipated first post-presidential appearance on the campaign trail Thursday, speaking at events for Democratic gubernatorial candidates in New ...

Bipartisan health bill offers hope for compromise but faces hurdles

Credit: Architect of the Capitol (WASHINGTON) -- Thursday on the Senate floor, Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn. and Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., introduced their bipartisan health care bill that aims ...

McCain threatens to subpoena Trump's cybersecurity czar after he skips hacking hearing

US Senate (WASHINGTON) -- A clearly frustrated, bipartisan panel of senators on Thursday threatened to subpoena the Trump administration’s cyber czar, demanding to know how the White House plans ...

Chief of Staff John Kelly offers emotional take on fallen soldier controversy

Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images (WASHINGTON) -- White House Chief of Staff John Kelly emotionally addressed the outreach made in the aftermath of a U.S. servicemember's death at Thursday's ...

Trump gives Puerto Rico response a '10,' calls storm 'worse than Katrina'

ABC News (WASHINGTON) -- President Donald Trump touted his administration’s response to Hurricane Maria, giving the federal relief effort a “10,” after noting that the storm’s devastation was worse ...

Tax-writing panel primes lawmakers for powerful, lucrative lives after Congress

Credit: Architect of the Capitol (WASHINGTON) -- Ohio Rep. Pat Tiberi is the latest seasoned House Republican to call it quits, announcing he’ll resign by Jan. 31 to accept ...

Bush blasts bigotry and white supremacy, says US politics 'vulnerable' to 'outright fabrication'

The White House/Eric Draper (NEW YORK) -- In a rare public speech today, former President George W. Bush blasted the divisive state of American politics, rejecting nativism and warning ...

Puerto Rico governor airs grievances before meeting with Trump

ABC News (NEW YORK) -- Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rossello, who will be meeting with President Trump later today, revealed that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has yet ...

Obama hitting the campaign trail for 1st time under Trump presidency

The White House (NEW YORK) -- Former President Obama is set to make his much-anticipated, first post-presidential appearance on the campaign trail today, speaking at events for Democratic gubernatorial ...

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