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John Hickenlooper joins crowded Senate race in Colorado

(DENVER) -- Onetime 2020 Democratic presidential candidate and former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper launched his campaign to unseat GOP Sen. Cory Gardner, R-Colo., Thursday morning, entering a crowded Democratic primary to challenge the vulnerable Republican incumbent."I know changing Washington is hard but I want to give it a shot," Hickenlooper…... Read More

After Denmark's PM calls buying Greenland 'absurd,' Trump calls her comment 'nasty'

(WASHINGTON) -- President Donald Trump on Wednesday hit back at Denmark's prime minister for calling his idea about the U.S. buying Greenland "absurd," blasting her comment as "nasty" and accusing her of "blowing off the United States."Trump spoke after abruptly cancelling his planned visit to Denmark via Twitter Tuesday night."I…... Read More

Jews 'disloyal' to their own people and Israel if they vote Democratic: Trump

(WASHINGTON) -- President Donald Trump doubled down Wednesday on his controversial assertion that Jewish Americans who vote for a Democrat are "very, very disloyal to Israel and the Jewish people," continuing his effort to make support for Israel a political wedge issue ahead of the 2020 election.The day before, while…... Read More

Trump administration proposes longer-term detention of migrant families

(WASHINGTON) -- The Trump administration on Wednesday rolled out a new plan that would allow the government to detain migrant families traveling with children indefinitely, effectively calling for an end to the federal government's agreement with a court more than 20 years ago that it wouldn't hold children for long…... Read More

March for Our Lives announces sweeping gun control proposal

(WASHINGTON) -- March for Our Lives, the student-led activist group founded by survivors of the 2018 Parkland, Fla., high school mass shooting, on Wednesday proposed sweeping new gun control measures and called on 2020 presidential candidates to endorse its “Peace Plan for a Safer America.”“Gun violence is destroying our generation.…... Read More

Missouri councilwoman uses Dr. Seuss book to be sworn into office

(ST. LOUIS) -- Kelli Dunaway knows her decision to be sworn in on a Dr. Seuss book pushed back against tradition.That is, in part, why she did it -- and it's the same reason why she wanted to run for a seat in the St. Louis County Council election: She…... Read More

After John McCain's death, Cindy McCain says no one in GOP carries 'voice of reason'

(WASHINGTON) -- Nearly a year after her husband's death, Cindy McCain said the current Republican Party is "not the party of Abraham Lincoln ... nor the party of Ronald Reagan." In an interview with ABC's Chief White House Correspondent Jonathan Karl, McCain spoke about the legacy her late husband, Sen.…... Read More

Conditions at government shelters put migrant kids 'at risk': Watchdog

(WASHINGTON) -- A non-profit group contracted by the government to house unaccompanied migrant kids kept conditions at multiple facilities that were at times unsafe and unsanitary, federal inspectors found, according to an inspector general report released Tuesday.At two housing centers, children had easy access to keys for the vehicles used…... Read More

Pompeo defends loyalty to Trump amid past comments, renewed scrutiny

(WASHINGTON) -- Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Tuesday defended his relationship with President Donald Trump amid fresh interest in his biting critiques of then-candidate Trump during the 2016 presidential race and renewed scrutiny of his ferocious loyalty to the president.While Pompeo says he will remain as the top U.S.…... Read More

Reps. Omar and Tlaib call on colleagues to visit Israel without them

(WASHINGTON) -- Reps. Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar called on their congressional colleagues to visit Israel despite the country's decision to ban the two of them from visiting this week."The decision to ban me and my colleagues -- the first two Muslim American women elected to Congress -- is nothing…... Read More

Planned Parenthood drops out of federal program over fight with Trump administration

(WASHINGTON) -- Planned Parenthood announced on Monday that it will drop participation in a federal program that supports family planning services because of new restrictions placed by the Trump administration, calling a recent regulation an "assault on access to birth control and reproductive health care, especially for people struggling to…... Read More