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Federal workers could face furloughs and retro pay amid looming shutdown

(WASHINGTON) -- Less than five days from the deadline, Congress and President Donald Trump have not made any progress towards averting a looming government shutdown at the end of the week.Senior aides on both sides of the aisle agreed Monday morning that negotiations remain at an impasse – with little…... Read More

Republicans treading cautiously on Trump's potential legal trouble

(WASHINGTON) -- A number of Republicans on Capitol Hill are treading cautiously in the wake of Michael Cohen's allegations that President Trump directed him to arrange hush-money payments with two women because the then-candidate Trump "was very concerned about how this would affect the election" if their allegations of affairs…... Read More

Giuliani says 'parking tickets and jaywalking' all that's left for investigators

(WASHINGTON) -- Rudy Giuliani, President Donald Trump's personal attorney, classified the investigations into the 2016 presidential campaign as done and said that the only things they have left to look into are petty crimes.  "I’m telling you, George, they’re going to go try to look for unpaid parking tickets and…... Read More

Border Patrol head didn't tell Congress about Jakelin Caal Maquin to avoid 'politicizing' girl's death

(WASHINGTON) -- The head of U.S. Customs and Border Protection said he did not disclose the death of a 7-year-old girl at the border during his testimony to Congress because he wasn’t sure that the mother had been notified and because he didn’t want to “risk politicizing the death of…... Read More

Sen. Susan Collins: Obamacare court decision 'far too sweeping,' health care law 'should be maintained'

(WASHINGTON) -- Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, is speaking out against a federal judge’s ruling overturning the Affordable Care Act, commonly known as Obamacare.She told ABC News Chief Anchor George Stephanopoulos on “This Week” Sunday that she believes the judge’s ruling overturning the entire law goes too far and that the…... Read More

President Trump reviewing case of former US service member charged with murder of suspected bomb maker

(WASHINGTON) -- President Trump tweeted Sunday morning that he will be reviewing the case of a former U.S. Army Green Beret who has been charged with the murder of a suspected Taliban bomb maker, suggesting that the president may be considering granting a pardon. The charges against Major Matthew Golsteyn,…... Read More

Sen. Dick Durbin: Obamacare ruling ‘once again puts Republicans in Washington on the spot’

(NEW YORK) -- Just days after a federal judge in Texas ruled that the Affordable Care Act is unconstitutional, the Senate minority whip said Sunday the ruling is bad news for Republicans in Congress."It once again puts Republicans in Washington on the spot," Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Illinois, told ABC News…... Read More

President Donald Trump's lawyer Rudy Giuliani blasts former personal attorney Michael Cohen as pathetic

(NEW YORK) -- President Donald Trump's personal attorney Rudy Giuliani blasted the president's former personal lawyer Michael Cohen as "pathetic" and a "serial liar" when questioned about Cohen's claim that as a candidate Trump directed him to arrange hush payments to women who claimed to have past affairs with Trump."The…... Read More

Trump calls decision by federal judge to strike down Obamacare a 'great ruling'

(WASHINGTON) -- In his first on-camera comments since a federal court in Texas ruled that the Affordable Care Act is unconstitutional, President Trump called it a “great ruling for the country” and praised the judge who handed down the decision.“It was a big, big victory by a highly respected judge,…... Read More

President Trump makes surprise announcement that Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke will leave administration

(WASHINGTON) --  Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke will leave his administration post at the end of the year, President Donald Trump announced early Saturday.Zinke submitted his resignation to the White House Saturday, an administration source told ABC News.The president, who made the sudden staffing announcement on Twitter, thanked Zinke for his…... Read More

Trump calls decision by federal judge to strike down Obamacare a 'great ruling'

(WASHINGTON) -- In his first on-camera comments since a federal court in Texas ruled that the Affordable Care Act is unconstitutional, President Trump called it a “great ruling for the country” and praised the judge who handed down the decision. “It was a big, big victory by a highly respected…... Read More