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President Trump 'doesn't want to go to war with Iran,' says Gen. David Petraeus

(WASHINGTON) -- Gen. David Petraeus, the retired four-star general who led troops into battle during the 2003 U.S. invasion of Iraq, said he doesn't see parallels between the lead-up to that war and the current escalating tensions between the United States and Iran. In an interview with ABC's "This Week"…... Read More

'Trump has engaged in impeachable conduct,' says Rep Justin Amash

(WASHINGTON) -- Rep. Justin Amash has become the first congressional Republican to call for the president's impeachment based on special counsel Robert Mueller’s report. The self-identifying libertarian Republican and frequent Trump critic shared his "principal conclusions" on Saturday, including his assertion that "President Trump has engaged in impeachable conduct" in…... Read More

President Donald Trump opposes highly restrictive Alabama abortion ban

(WASHINGTON) --  President Donald Trump broke his silence on the increasing trend of states passing restrictive abortion bans late Saturday, denouncing bills like the one that passed last week in Alabama. Trump said he is "strongly Pro-Life," but said he does favor allowing women to get abortions in the case…... Read More

Mayor Pete Buttigieg gives 11-year-old advice on bullying at Iowa campaign stop

(IOWA CITY, IA) -- During a town hall in Iowa City, Mayor Pete Buttigieg went beyond his normal campaign talking points to give an 11-year-old advice on how to deal with bullying. In a swipe at President Trump, Mayor Pete said it also matters that “we have a president that…... Read More

Joe Biden gives pitch on uniting the country in Philadelphia

(WASHINGTON) -- Former Vice President Joe Biden made his pitch to unite the country in Philadelphia on Saturday, for the third and final phase of his presidential campaign roll out. Biden held his first campaign rally in Eakin’s Oval near the famous "Rocky steps" of the Philadelphia Art Museum on…... Read More

Mike Pence in Indiana: Proud of Trump admin for standing for the 'sanctity of human life'

(WASHINGTON) -- Speaking at a commencement ceremony in his home state of Indiana, Vice President Mike Pence said he was proud of the Trump administration for standing “without a apology” for the “sanctity of human life,” but avoided any mention of the controversial anti-abortion measures approved in several states in…... Read More

Sen. Bernie Sanders' education plan nixes for-profit charter school funding

(WASHINGTON) -- One day after the 65th anniversary of the landmark Brown v. Board of Education school desegregation decision, Sen. Bernie Sanders is calling for a temporary halt to public funding directed toward nonprofit charter school expansion and an outright ban on for-profit charter institutions.Under his plan, financial disbursements could…... Read More

Pete Buttigieg says Donald Trump 'paying lip service' to LGBT rights

(WASHINGTON) -- Presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg fired back at President Donald Trump’s recent comment about being "absolutely fine" with the mayor's gay marriage, sarcastically saying "that’s nice" while pointing out the administration’s poor record on LGBT citizens.Buttigieg was on the campaign trail in Des Moines, Iowa, Friday evening at an…... Read More

Democrats continue extended talks with Mueller, DOJ over special counsel's testimony

(WASHINGTON) -- House Democrats have waited for weeks to hear from special counsel Robert Mueller since the release of his report – and they’re going to have to keep waiting. On Friday, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Rep. Jerry Nadler, D-N.Y., told ABC News it was unlikely that Mueller would appear…... Read More

Trump pushes back on reports of conflict between Pompeo, Bolton amid Iran tensions

(WASHINGTON) -- President Donald Trump on Friday pushed back against reports of conflict between Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and National Security Adviser John Bolton amid tensions between the United States and Iran -- calling sourcing cited by reporters "bull----" “Mike Pompeo is doing a great job. Bolton is doing…... Read More

Treasury expected to ignore Friday subpoena deadline seeking Trump tax returns

(WASHINGTON) -- Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin on Friday rejected a Democratic subpoena for President Donald Trump's tax returns and the showdown appeared headed for court. In a letter to the Democratic chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, Mnuchin repeated his previous argument that the Justice Department had advised…... Read More

Trump claims 'treason,' Barr vows 'whole' review. But what started the Russia probe?

(NEW YORK) -- Both President Donald Trump and his attorney general, Bill Barr, on Friday questioned the legitimacy of the FBI's investigation into whether Russia secretly co-opted members of Trump's campaign ahead of the 2016 presidential election. On Twitter, Trump was characteristically dramatic, accusing federal investigators of "treason." And in…... Read More

House Democrats unanimously pass 'Equality Act' to protect LGBTQ rights

(WASHINGTON) -- The House of Representatives on Friday passed the Equality Act -– sweeping legislation that protects LGBTQ people from discrimination in the workplace, housing, service, and public accommodations. It’s the first time a chamber of Congress has approved a comprehensive LGBTQ civil rights bill that would provide clear, nationwide…... Read More

Abortion bans like Alabama's pose another hurdle to lower-income Americans

(NEW YORK) -- The law signed in Alabama banning most abortions has been seen by many opponents as an attack on women's bodies. But experts say there is a certain subset of people who are being further impacted: lower income individuals. Angela Ferrell-Zabala, the national director of strategic partnerships at…... Read More