Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand tells Colbert she’s launching presidential exploratory committee

(NEW YORK) -- Democratic Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand is taking steps toward a 2020 presidential bid.

The New York Democrat announced that she is forming a presidential exploratory committee Tue... Read More

What could happen next to Rep. Steve King after backlash to 'white supremacy' comments?

(WASHINGTON) -- As Iowa Republican Rep. Steve King faces fierce backlash for questioning why white supremacy is considered offensive, for now he’s showing no signs of stepping down amid mounting pressure to resign.

In an interview wi... Read More

Former Trump campaign aide Rick Gates 'still cooperating' with Mueller: court docs

(WASHINGTON) -- Rick Gates, a former Trump campaign official and longtime business associate of Paul Manafort, is still cooperating with special counsel Robert Mueller, suggesting Mueller's investigation into Russian meddling during the 2016 campaign... Read More

Mueller plows ahead, issuing more subpoenas to associates of conservative commentator

(WASHINGTON) -- Special counsel Robert Mueller has zeroed in on at least three new witnesses associated with a conservative commentator connected to former Trump campaign adviser Roger Stone, signaling that investigators remain focused on the activit... Read More

On Day 25 of longest-ever government shutdown, 800,000 federal employees are without pay

(WASHINGTON) -- It's Day 25 of the longest-ever government shutdown – with no end in sight to the political standoff.

Some 800,000 federal workers are ensnared in the shutdown showdown and many missed their first paycheck on Friday. ... Read More

Former Trump campaign aide Rick Gates 'still cooperating' with Mueller: court docs

(WASHINGTON) -- Rick Gates, a former Trump campaign official and longtime business associate of Paul Manafort, is still cooperating with special counsel Robert Mueller, suggesting Mueller's investigation into Russian meddling during the 2016 campaign... Read More

AG nominee Barr promises he won't interfere with Mueller

(WASHINGTON) -- When William Barr, President Donald Trump's nominee for attorney general, takes his seat Tuesday morning for his confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee, he's sure to face tough questions from Democrats over his vie... Read More

Trump's inaugural fund spent lavishly at his DC hotel, new docs show

(WASHINGTON) -- President Donald Trump’s inaugural committee spent more than $1.5 million at the Trump International Hotel in Washington ahead of his 2017 swearing-in, according to internal documents reviewed by ABC News.

It is part ... Read More

Native American leaders ask Trump to apologize for 'shameful' Wounded Knee remarks

(WASHINGTON) -- Native American leaders are calling on President Donald Trump to apologize for comments he made on Twitter invoking the Wounded Knee Massacre and the Battle of Little Bighorn that he made while attacking Sen. Elizabeth Warren on Sunda... Read More

Rep. Steve King removed from committee assignments after backlash to 'white supremacy' comments

(WASHINGTON) -- Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, an eight-term congressman, has been stripped of new committee assignments amid backlash to comments he recently made in a Read More

As Trump touts achievements, farmers call for an end to the government shutdown

(WASHINGTON) -- South Georgia farmer Bill Brim has been in business more than 20 years.

He told ABC News that farmers in his area were hit hard by Hurricane Michael in October and are now facing even more challenges because of the partial ... Read More