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Republican-affiliated groups have spent more than $3M at Trump properties

(WASHINGTON) -- Republican-affiliated campaigns, committees and outside groups have spent more than $3 million at various Trump properties since just after the 2016 election through last month, with roughly $924,000 coming from the Republican Nationa... Read More

'Pink wave' candidates' campaign ads highlight breastfeeding

(WASHINGTON) -- The “pink wave” of women running for office includes some candidates breastfeeding in their campaign ads -- a move they say underscores the dynamic role of mothers in the political sphere.

Krish Vignarajah, a Ma... Read More

'Sex and the City' star Cynthia Nixon kicks off New York governor's bid

(NEW YORK) -- “Good evening, unqualified lesbians!”

That was how “Sex and the City” star Cynthia Nixon opened her launch party for her campaign for governor of New York, quickly embracing an oddly phrased co... Read More

Senators warn of 'urgent' threat to US elections

(WASHINGTON) -- With the midterm elections around the corner, lawmakers Wednesday warned in stark terms of the dire need to harden U.S. election system against attacks from foreign adversaries, warning that, even after Russia’s brazen attempt t... Read More

Spending bill will stipulate CDC can study gun violence

(WASHINGTON) -- The omnibus spending bill currently making its way through Congress will stipulate that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) can study gun violence, Democratic and Republican sources confirm to ABC News -- research the... Read More

Landrieu defends removing Confederate monuments on 'Powerhouse Politics'

(NEW ORLEANS) -- New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu is speaking out about his controversial decision to remove four Confederate monuments from his southern city, which sparked a debate about race and history in the United States.

On ABC's "P... Read More

LGBTQ groups criticize Ben Carson for comment about transgender people

(WASHINGTON) -- Advocacy groups for the LGBTQ community are calling Housing and Urban Development Department Secretary Ben Carson’s remarks about transgender people discriminatory and inaccurate.

“There are some women who said they... Read More

Obamas encourage Parkland shooting survivors in letter

(WASHINGTON) -- As the country continues to look for answers and young people prepare to demand a response on gun legislation, former President Barack Obama and former first lady Michelle Obama wrote to the Parkland, Fla. students whose activism has ... Read More

Citigroup says loan to Kushner family business 'completely appropriate'

(WASHINGTON) --  One of the nation’s largest banks said a loan made to Kushner Companies last year was “completely appropriate” despite questions about the timing.

March 31, 2017, less than a month after Citigroup chief ... Read More

Mississippi to send first woman to Congress but her Democratic background has Republicans concerned

(WASHINGTON) -- Mississippi will send its first female lawmaker to Congress in April, a candidate whose Democratic background could make her vulnerable to attacks from conservatives in the November special election to fill out Republican Sen. Thad Co... Read More

Rubio outraged over deputy found sleeping at site of Parkland high school shooting

(WASHINGTON) -- Sen. Marco Rubio, a Florida Republican, is expressing outrage over a report that a Broward Sheriff's Office deputy was caught sleeping on duty at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, where one of the deadliest school shootings in Ame... Read More

Trump to unveil punishing trade actions against China Thursday

(WASHINGTON) -- President Donald Trump is set to announce actions the United States will take against China to combat what the administration claims are unfair practices related to intellectual property.

"Tomorrow, the president will announce ... Read More

Trump lashes out on Twitter after being criticized for congratulating Putin

(WASHINGTON) --  President Donald Trump is pushing back hard after being criticized for congratulating Russian President Vladimir Putin on his re-election in a phone call Tuesday.

The president lashed out on Twitter — first taking a... Read More

Special Counsel studies Trump campaign ties to Cambridge Analytics, sources say

(WASHINGTON) --  As questions have mounted about data firm Cambridge Analytica’s alleged misuse of Facebook data from up to 50 million user profiles, it has not only caught the eye of Congressional investigators but also the special counse... Read More