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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

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

Will Joe Biden run in 2020? Sources close to the former vice president say yes

(NEW YORK) -- Though former Vice President Joe Biden has said publicly he hasn’t made up his mind on pursuing a presidential run in 2020, sources close to the politician, who have spoken with him in private, say they believe he will mount a bid.Robert Wolf, a top Democratic donor…... Read More

Trump attacks California's 'fast train' after state leads lawsuit challenging national emergency

(WASHINGTON) -- President Donald Trump attacked California and its plans for a high-speed train on Twitter Tuesday as he responded to a 16-state coalition's lawsuit challenging his national emergency declaration."As I predicted, 16 states, led mostly by Open Border Democrats and the Radical Left, have filed a lawsuit in, of…... Read More

Whistleblowers sounded alarm about nuclear deal pushed by Trump advisers: Report

(WASHINGTON) -- Multiple whistleblowers sounded alarms about a plan backed by close advisers to President Donald Trump to transfer sensitive nuclear technology to Saudi Arabia, according to a new report released by House Oversight Committee Chairman Elijah Cummings on Tuesday.House Democrats, who have been examining the issue for months, said…... Read More

For defendants in special counsel's probe, path to justice starts in Judge Amy Berman Jackson’s courtroom

(WASHINGTON) -- When political showman Roger Stone flew from Florida to the nation's capital last month to stand trial on charges of lying to federal investigators, he was directed to an increasingly familiar destination in the massive federal judicial complex in Washington: Courtroom 3, where Judge Amy Berman Jackson presides.Jackson…... Read More