DC Judge Amy Berman in Paul Manafort case asks attorneys for more evidence about his alleged lies

(WASHINGTON) -- A judge in the federal case against Paul Manafort told prosecutors that she needs to see more in the way of evidence supporting their claims that the former Trump campaign chairman lied to them in his cooperation agreement relating to... Read More

Nancy Pelosi in discussions with critics over possible leadership term limits

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As she works to lock down the few remaining holdouts against her bid to reclaim the House speaker’s gavel, Nancy Pelosi and the loudest critics of her succession plan have begun discussing instituting term limits for caucu... Read More

Google says it didn't use resources to target Latino voters in 2016

(WASHINGTON) -- In a testy exchange in front of the House Judiciary Committee on Tuesday, Google CEO Sundar Pichai refuted allegations that the company targeted Latino voters during the 2016 U.S. elections. During a hearing on Google’s data col... Read More

Trump administration changes to clean water rule could have wide-ranging impact

(WASHINGTON) -- The Trump administration is planning a major change to a clean water rule in the United States, exempting certain types of creeks and bodies of water from federal protection in a move that may have wide-ranging impacts.

The... Read More

Schumer, Pelosi to meet with Trump to hash out border funding

(WASHINGTON) -- Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and House Speaker-elect Nancy Pelosi are set to meet with President Donald Trump at the White House on Tuesday morning in the hopes they can come to a budget agreement to avoid a partial government... Read More

Maria Butina, accused Russian agent, reaches plea deal with prosecutors that includes cooperation

(WASHINGTON) -- Maria Butina, a 30-year-old Russian gun rights activist who stands accused developing a covert influence operation in the United States, has agreed to plead guilty to conspiracy and cooperate with federal, state and local authorities ... Read More

President Trump scrambles for next chief of staff with John Kelly set to depart

(WASHINGTON) -- With current White House chief of staff John Kelly set to depart by year's end, President Donald Trump is scrambling to fill the top White House position after Kelly's expected replacement announced unexpectedly he would not take the ... Read More

Major players in Trump-Russia drama seek to dismiss DNC suit alleging international conspiracy

(WASHINGTON) -- Several major figures in the ongoing Trump-Russia drama have lined up in opposition to a lawsuit filed by the Democratic National Committee, arguing a federal judge should dismiss accusations of an international conspiracy ahead of th... Read More

Activists again demand New Green Deal; stage demonstration at Dem leaders' offices

(WASHINGTON) -- Hundreds of pro-environment activists lobbied lawmakers on Capitol Hill Monday, in an attempt to pressure Democratic leaders to endorse a Green New Deal for the new majority’s agenda in the next Congress.

They staged ... Read More

'The View': Michael Bloomberg takes GOP, Trump to task

(NEW YORK) -- Michael Bloomberg, the former New York Mayor who is mulling running as a Democrat in the 2020 presidential election cycle, said Monday the GOP is suffering the consequences of unconditionally supporting an unpopular president.

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James Comey responds to recent Trump attacks in new interview

(WASHINGTON) -- Former F.B.I. Director James Comey, in an interview in New York on Sunday, responded to recent criticisms from President Donald Trump, who called him dishonest and accused him of lying in a Congressional hearing last week.

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Pence's chief of staff will not take over White House role after John Kelly leaves

(WASHINGTON) -- Nick Ayers, who was widely speculated to be the next White House chief of staff, will not be stepping into John Kelly's role, ABC News has confirmed.

Instead, Vice President Mike Pence's 35-year-old chief of staff will go t... Read More

Chris Christie: Trump 'not totally clear' until Mueller 'hands in the keys'

(WASHINGTON) -- President Donald Trump tweeted Friday that new filings in federal investigations into Russian interference and campaign finance crimes in the 2016 election "totally" cleared him. But Chris Christie said, on This Week, that th... Read More

Sen. Murphy: Mueller probe now 'beyond the stage' of Clinton impeachment

(WASHINGTON) -- Sen. Chris Murphy, D-Conn., said the publicly available facts from special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe indicate that President Donald Trump’s actions are “beyond the stage” of what led to the impeachment of ... Read More