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White House, EPA announce no deal with California on rolled-back fuel efficiency standards

(WASHINGTON) -- In their latest clash over environmental issues, the White House announced on Thursday that talks with California had ended without an agreement on a controversial Trump administration proposal to roll back fuel efficiency standards for cars and trucks.The Trump administration has proposed lowering fuel efficiency rules -- put…... Read More

People are sharing glasses selfies after Congresswoman sported her glasses for the 1st time

(WASHINGTON) --  An act of necessity by a high-profile new female member of Congress has turned into an inspirational moment for women.Rep. Ayanna Pressley, who in 2018 became the first African-American woman to represent Massachusetts in Congress, posted on Twitter that she ran out of contact lenses so she had…... Read More

'Maybe he's overstayed his welcome': Trump confidant speculates on the future of top intel chief

(WASHINGTON) -- Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats' job security is on the line, according to one confidant of President Donald Trump.Christopher Ruddy, the CEO of Newsmax Media and a Trump insider, told the ABC News "Powerhouse Politics" podcast that Coats might be dismissed since the president was disappointed with…... Read More

Homeland Security, Dems seem to find rare common ground on immigration

(WASHINGTON) -- Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen traveled to Central America this week where her message wasn't all that different from several Democrats'.Their answer? More should be done to protect Central American families in the first place, so fewer seek refuge in the United States.The comments in recent days by…... Read More

Michael Cohen, President Trump's former personal attorney, granted 60-day extension to report to prison

(WASHINGTON) -- A federal judge on Wednesday granted Michael Cohen’s request to delay the start of his prison sentence, providing President Donald Trump’s former longtime fixer and personal attorney two more months of freedom before serving his three-year term.“Given Mr. Cohen’s recent surgery and his health and recovery needs,” U.S.…... Read More

Trump Transportation Department threatens to seize billions from California's high-speed rail project

(WASHINGTON) -- President Donald Trump on Wednesday continued to demand that California return billions in federal funds it received to construct a high-speed rail project between San Francisco and California -- a demand now joined by his Transportation Department and one the state's Democratic governor is calling "political retribution."The Transportation…... Read More

On 'The View,' Tulsi Gabbard defends non-intervention stance in Syria, Venezuela

(NEW YORK) -- Democratic presidential candidate Tulsi Gabbard defended her non-interventionist foreign policy stance in an interview on ABC's The View Wednesday, deflecting criticism painting her as an apologist of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad by citing her own military service and the outcomes of those living in affected countries.Gabbard, D-Hawaii,…... Read More

Covington Catholic student's parents sue "Washington Post"; Trump says 'go get them'

(WASHINGTON) -- President Donald Trump on Wednesday cheered on Nick Sandmann after the parents of the Kentucky high school student filed a defamation suit against the Washington Post for its coverage of his encounter with a Native American activist at the Lincoln Memorial last month.The suit, filed Tuesday, seeks $250…... Read More

Bernie Sanders raises $4M in less than one day of presidential campaign

(WASHINGTON) -- Sen. Bernie Sanders touted an "unprecedented and historic grassroots campaign" in the launch of his presidential campaign. So far, so good.Sanders' team announced just before 8 p.m. on Tuesday -- about 12 hours into his official campaign -- that over 330,000 people had donated a combined $4 million.…... Read More

Meet the DOJ veteran helping House Democrats take on the Trump administration

(WASHINGTON) -- House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has made no secret of her intentions -- she wants Congress to wield just as much power as the president."You've heard me say over and over again, Article I, the legislative branch, the power of the purse, the power to declare war, many other…... Read More

Sen. Warren unveils proposal to make child care more affordable for millions

(WASHINGTON) -- 2020 presidential candidate, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, a mother who knows the struggle of affordable child care from her own experience, unveiled a plan on Tuesday to guarantee child care and early learning programs to every child in the U.S. for free or for far less."It will be free…... Read More

Who is Jeffrey Rosen, the new pick for deputy attorney general?

(WASHINGTON) -- After a turbulent two years for Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, caught in the middle of President Donald Trump’s ire over special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia-related investigation, who is the man Trump is nominating to replace Rosenstein?His name is Jeffrey Rosen, and he’s already the number-two at another…... Read More

Ex-FBI official who targeted Trump: I will trust Mueller's findings

(NEW YORK) -- The former deputy director of the FBI, Andrew McCabe, said Tuesday that he “absolutely” will trust the conclusions ultimately reached by special counsel Robert Mueller, even if that means Mueller determines President Donald Trump hasn’t coordinated his actions with the Russian government.“I have total confidence in Director…... Read More

Does a little-known DOJ official have the 'worst job in Washington'?

(WASHINGTON) -- Last week, on a rainy and bitterly cold night in Washington, D.C., a senior Trump administration official at the Justice Department, Stephen Boyd, trudged to a Capitol Hill bar to meet with a powerful Democrat’s top investigator.The meeting, described to ABC News by a Justice Department official, came…... Read More