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Sen. Lisa Murkowski backs Obamacare individual mandate repeal

(WASHINGTON) -- Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, said she supports repealing the Affordable Care Act’s individual mandate, a key provision in the Senate Republican tax bill, but she refrained from offering a full endorsement of the tax package.Read More

Federal court puts stop to Trump's transgender military ban

(WASHINGTON) -- A federal court ordered a halt Tuesday to President Donald Trump's proposed ban of transgender service members from serving in the military.

The court issued a preliminary injunction, which was publicly announced by the America... Read More

Rep. John Conyers accused of sexual misconduct by second woman

(NEW YORK) -- Rep. John Conyers, D-Mich., was accused of sexual misconduct by a second woman earlier this year, as he faces a new ethics investigation after denying a separate report that alleges he sexually harassed a female aide, leading to a repor... Read More

Trump on Roy Moore accusations: 'He totally denies it'

(WASHINGTON) -- President Donald Trump spoke publicly about embattled Alabama Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore for the first time Tuesday, saying of the multiple allegations of sexual misconduct against him: "You have to listen to him also" and ... Read More

Special counsel is focusing on James Comey's firing, but here's what we already know

(WASHINGTON) -- ABC News reported this week that special counsel Robert Mueller’s team has now told the Justice Department to turn over any emails and other documents related to, among other things, the May 9 firing of James Comey as FBI direct... Read More

John Conyers 'vehemently' denies sexual harassment allegations as ethics committee launches probe

(WASHINGTON) -- Rep. John Conyers, D-Mich., is facing a new ethics investigation after denying a report on Tuesday that alleges he sexually harassed a female aide, leading to a five-figure payout funded by taxpayers.

"The committee is awar... Read More

FCC looks to repeal Obama-era net neutrality rules

(WASHINGTON) -- The Federal Communication Commission appears bound to repeal Obama-era net neutrality rules prohibiting internet service providers from slowing or blocking certain websites. The action is led by President Donald Trump appointee FCC Ch... Read More

President Trump spares turkey in second pardon of administration

(WASHINGTON) -- President Donald Trump on Tuesday made his first pardons since wiping Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s contempt of court conviction in August.

One pardonee, referred to as "Drumstick" by the White House, is a heavy-set, white male wi... Read More

Trump-Vladimir Putin speak for 'more than 1 hour' on terrorism, North Korea, Syria

(WASHINGTON) -- President Donald Trump and his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, spoke over the phone for "more than one hour" Tuesday, discussing efforts to combat terrorism and the situations in North Korea, Ukraine and Syria, according to detai... Read More

Manafort, Gates given 'limited' house arrest break for Thanksgiving

(WASHINGTON) -- Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort and his longtime associate Rick Gates have been given a limited release from house arrest to allow them to travel for Thanksgiving.

Manafort and Gates were indicted on charges includ... Read More

Elizabeth Warren compares Trump presidency to 'dog years' in 'Late Show' interview

(NEW YORK ) -- Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-MA, compared President Donald Trump's presidency to "dog years" in an interview with "The Late Show" on Monday.

The comment came after "The Late Show" host Stephen Colbert pointed out that she hadn&... Read More

Republican tax plan would spur growth, add to deficit, new study shows

(WASHINGTON) -- The tax plan advanced by House Republicans last week will spur economic growth, but still add more than $1 trillion to the deficit, according to a new study released Monday.

The macroeconomic analysis from the Tax Policy Ce... Read More

President Trump's charitable foundation is being shut down

(WASHINGTON) -- President Donald Trump's namesake charitable foundation is being shut down, in keeping with previously announced plans.

In a filing with the IRS last week, the foundation said it intends to dissolve and is seeking approval ... Read More

Former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page held high-level meetings with Hungarian officials in Budapest

(NEW YORK) -- Travels by Trump campaign adviser Carter Page to meet with senior officials in Hungary during the 2016 presidential election are being closely examined by congressional investigators, given the increasingly close ties between Hungary an... Read More