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Democrats ramp up efforts to sideline Nancy Pelosi, without an alternative

(WASHINGTON) -- A band of House Democrats determined to oppose House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi's speaker bid are planning to release a signed letter as soon as this week indicating that they have gathered enough support to deny her the 218 votes needed to win the gavel on the House…... Read More

House Democrats, about to take control, debate party's direction

(WASHINGTON) -- The two dozen activists who occupied House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi’s office on Tuesday, demanding action on climate change, were greeted by an unusual sight: Congresswoman-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez cheering them on. “I just want to let all of you know how proud I am of each and every…... Read More

Georgia's next governor remains unclear as Abrams scraps for votes

(ATLANTA) -- Battles in the courtroom and protests at the state capitol underscore the bitter turmoil plaguing Georgia's gubernatorial election.Legal victories have buoyed Stacey Abrams' campaign efforts and there is a belief now that enough outstanding ballots exist to force a one-on-one runoff against Republican Brian Kemp.Kemp resigned from his…... Read More

How Martha McSally could end up in Senate even though she lost election

(WASHINGTON) -- Rep. Martha McSally received widespread praise from people on both sides of the political aisle for her concession speech Monday night in which she bowed out of the tight race for Arizona's Senate seat.The laudatory reaction prompted widespread speculation that she might be leaving the door open for…... Read More

Trump and his legal team met Monday to answer Mueller’s questions: Sources

(WASHINGTON) -- President Donald Trump is huddling with his lawyers this week to craft responses to list of written questions from special counsel Robert Mueller, sources close to the president told ABC News on Tuesday.Trump and his legal team met on Monday in Washington, D.C., to discuss the list of…... Read More

Trump planning shakeup, eyeing new chief of staff and DHS secretary: Sources

(WASHINGTON) -- President Donald Trump is considering yet another shakeup of his administration, preparing to remove Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen and looking at possible replacements for Chief of Staff John Kelly, including Vice President Mike Pence's Chief of Staff Nick Ayers, according to multiple sources familiar with…... Read More

President Trump blames Secret Service for canceled visit to WWI cemetery in France after criticism

(WASHINGTON) -- President Donald Trump placed full blame for his canceled visit to a World War I cemetery in France over the weekend on the Secret Service, claiming that he suggested driving after it was deemed unsafe to take the presidential chopper during rainy weather but that the Secret Service…... Read More

CNN sues President Trump, aides over removal of Jim Acosta's press pass

(WASHINGTON) -- CNN and its chief White House correspondent Jim Acosta filed suit Tuesday against President Donald Trump, White House press secretary Sarah Sanders, the president's chief of staff John Kelly and the U.S. Secret Service, among others, over the suspension of Acosta's WHite House press credentials and demanded they…... Read More

Michelle Obama says Malia and Sasha are 'thriving,' thanks Jenna and Barbara Bush and Chelsea Clinton who 'always had their backs'

(NEW YORK) -- Former first lady Michelle Obama said her two daughters, Malia and Sasha Obama, are “thriving” post-White House and said she will always love a trio of former first children for helping her daughters.“Let me just say this out loud in public: I am so proud of those…... Read More

Michelle Obama speaks out on historic midterms, whether Hillary Clinton should run in 2020

(CHICAGO) -- Former first lady Michelle Obama, in an exclusive interview with ABC News' Good Morning America anchor Robin Roberts, said the results of the midterm elections were inspiring and addressed whether Hillary Clinton should run for office again."I think that this election gives us hope," Obama told Roberts Tuesday…... Read More

Kirsten Gillibrand shares advice for women newly elected to Congress

(WASHINGTON) -- Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand has some advice for the more than 100 women elected to join Congress after this historic midterm election cycle. At least 110 women were elected to Congress -- 84 Democrats and 14 Republicans will join the House -- while 12 will join the Senate --…... Read More

Arizona Senate Race: Republican Martha McSally concedes to Democrat Kyrsten Sinema

(WASHINGTON) -- Republican U.S. Senate candidate Martha McSally has conceded the Arizona race to Democrat Kyrsten Sinema.In a video posted on Twitter, McSally wished Sinema "all success," in her new role in Congress and said she is "grateful to all those who supported me in this journey.""As I traveled around…... Read More

House and Senate face long to-do list in lame duck session

(WASHINGTON) -- The House and Senate return to Washington Tuesday for the first time since well before Election Day.While this is a lame duck session of Congress, there is still plenty of work to get through. Here are a few of the issues that lawmakers will try to tackle in…... Read More

Special counsel witness expects to be charged in Mueller probe

(WASHINGTON) -- The former Infowars Washington bureau chief, who recently testified before a federal grand jury in special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe into Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election, tells ABC News that after two months of closed-door talks with investigators, the special counsel has now indicated he…... Read More