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Senators ask Mattis for more information on Niger attack

ABCNews.com (WASHINGTON) -- After meeting separately with Secretary of Defense James Mattis, both Sens. Lindsey Graham and John McCain said the military should do more to keep members of ...

White House officials used private email, violated federal record-keeping rules, top Democrat says

iStock/Thinkstock (WASHINGTON) -- White House officials have violated federal record-keeping laws by not promptly forwarding private emails to public accounts, a top House Democrat said Friday.In a letter to ...

Rep. Wilson alleges White House chief of staff used 'racist term' in criticism

Drew Angerer/Getty Images (WASHINGTON) -- Representative Frederica Wilson alleged that White House Chief of Staff John Kelly employed "a racist term" in his criticism of her actions after she ...

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 ...

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 ...

Pelosi: Trump 'would not walk away' from Dreamers

ABC News (NEW YORK) -- House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said Friday that while President Donald Trump’s actions on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program have been ...

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 ...

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