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Pruitt staff had relationship with lobbyist tied to 'sweetheart' deal, emails show

(WASHINGTON) -- Nearly two months after it was first revealed that Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt rented a $50-a-night Capitol Hill condo from the wife of a top lobbyist, newly released emails show that relationship was not just limited to an unorthodox rental agreement.Emails obtained by the Sierra Club,…... Read More

Trump’s using inhumane policies to 'gin up' his base, it 'seems to be working': Democrat

(WASHINGTON) -- A top Democrat on the House Judiciary Committee said President Donald Trump is using "inhumane" immigration policies to "gin up" his base."It's wrong to separate babies, to use cruel, inhumane policies in order to gin up your political base,” Democratic Rep. Luis Gutierrez of Chicago told “This Week”…... Read More

'I wish the attorney general hadn’t invoked the Bible' to defend immigration policy: Former Trump adviser

(WASHINGTON) -- President Donald Trump's former Homeland Security adviser said he wishes Attorney General Jeff Sessions "hadn’t invoked the Bible" in discussing the administration's separation of migrant families as part of its "zero tolerance" immigration policy. The former White House adviser, Tom Bossert, an ABC News contributor, told Chief Anchor…... Read More

As government plans Arctic refuge drilling, activists vow to continue protests

(WASHINGTON) -- A sweaty volunteer took off the fake fur head of her full-body, polar bear outfit as a friend and fellow protester handed her a drink of water.It was 80 degrees and terribly humid in the nation’s capital last week as a few hundred activists stood and chanted outside…... Read More

Trump administration's 'secret shutdown' of immigration program discriminated against Latinos: Lawsuit

(WASHINGTON) -- S.A. had been waiting decades to bring her daughter and now her grandson to the U.S., where she is a legal resident, from her native El Salvador, where she escaped violence and poverty.Through a special immigration program, she was finally close to her dream.In February 2017, she made…... Read More

Intra-party squabbles color Tuesday's slate of primaries

(WASHINGTON) -- Voters in Colorado, Maryland, Mississippi, New York, Oklahoma, South Carolina and Utah head to the polls Tuesday in a slate of primaries that highlight the many fissures in both political parties that continue to define a contentious 2018 primary season.South Carolina and Mississippi are holding runoff elections, and…... Read More

Republicans prepare bill allowing migrant children to be detained more than twenty days

(WASHINGTON) -- Republican lawmakers are preparing to vote on a more narrow immigration bill that would allow immigrant children to stay in detention facilities with their parents for more than 20 days, senior White House and Hill officials tell ABC News.The bill would correct an issue with President Trump's executive…... Read More

Mike Huckabee tweets photo of apparent gang he says is Nancy Pelosi's 'campaign committee'

(WASHINGTON) -- Former Arkansas Gov. and presidential candidate Mike Huckabee posted a photo of apparent gang members on Twitter, saying they are House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi's "campaign committee." The image, tweeted Saturday morning, shows five tattooed men using what appears to be hand signs for MS-13, an international criminal…... Read More

Sarah Sanders says she was told to leave restaurant because she works for Trump

(LEXINGTON, Va.) -- White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said she was told to leave a Virginia restaurant because she works for President Donald Trump.Sanders wrote on Twitter on Saturday that the owner of Red Hen restaurant in Lexington, Virginia, asked her to leave because of who she works for."Her…... Read More

Trump claims Obama kept migrants 'wrapped in foil' in cages

(WASHINGTON) -- President Donald Trump is apparently trying to deflect criticism of his administration's separating more than 2,000 migrant children from their parents by suggesting that former President Obama did worse.Trump tweeted Saturday morning that President Obama kept immigrants "in cages, wrapped in foil," pushing a Drudge Report headline that…... Read More

Veteran-turned-congressional candidate draws attention for personal campaign ad

(AUSTIN, Texas) -- A campaign ad released Wednesday by a progressive running in Texas’s 31st Congressional District in 2018 is gaining national attention for its candid presentation of issues including domestic violence, misogyny, and money in politics.MJ Hegar, a decorated Air Force veteran who led the fight in 2012 to…... Read More