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'Artificial barriers' winnowing Democratic presidential field: Sen. Cory Booker

(WASHINGTON) -- Days after his Senate colleague Kamala Harris suspended her presidential campaign, Sen. Cory Booker decried the "artificial barriers" winnowing the Democratic presidential field, and argued that voters in Iowa and elsewhere should be determining the candidates' success."Something's wrong with the system," Booker, D-N.J., told ABC News Chief Anchor…... Read More

Staffer who allegedly posted vulgar tweets no longer with Sanders' campaign

(NEW YORK) -- A recent Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders’ presidential campaign hire is no longer with the campaign after a series of vulgar tweets allegedly posted by the staffer nearly a decade ago surfaced on his Twitter account, according to the campaign.The tweets, which contain anti-Semitic, homophobic, misogynistic and racist…... Read More

Rep. Duncan Hunter to resign shortly after the holidays

(SAN DIEGO, Calif.) -- Republican Rep. Duncan Hunter of California will resign shortly after the holidays after pleading guilty earlier this week to one count of conspiracy in a case surrounding his alleged misuse of $250,000 in campaign donations for personal expenses such as family vacations and oral surgeries.“Shortly after…... Read More

Elizabeth Warren campaign to hold star-studded fundraiser in Los Angeles as Harris exits stage

(LOS ANGELES) -- The California senator suspended her bid for president in the crowded Democratic race.Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., is set to host her first campaign fundraiser in the Los Angeles area Saturday. And while Warren won't be there -- she'll be stumping in New Hampshire -- the event is…... Read More

Customs and Border Protection reverses course on mandatory facial recognition program

(NEW YORK) -- U.S. Customs and Border Protection announced Thursday it no longer plans to move forward with a facial recognition program that would conduct a mandatory scan of all U.S. citizens arriving or departing the country at airports and ports of entry, reversing course on a Trump administration plan.Customs…... Read More

Senate Republicans blast Pelosi, House Democrats for pursuing impeachment against Trump

(WASHINGTON) -- A “few” Senate Republicans agree that President Donald Trump's actions were impeachable, but they are unlikely to speak out against the president because they fear the political ramifications, Democratic Sen. Chris Coons said Thursday.“There are, I believe, a few Republicans who recognize that what President Trump did here…... Read More

Biden, sparked by criticism of family, Ukraine, calls man in Iowa a 'damn liar'

(NEW HAMPTON, IA) -- In a strikingly tense moment on the campaign trail, Joe Biden confronted a man at a town hall in New Hampton, Iowa, calling him "a damn liar" after he pressed the former vice president on his son's business ties to Ukraine."We all know Trump has been…... Read More

Pelosi flashes anger when asked if she hates Trump: 'I don't hate anybody'

(WASHINGTON) -- In a striking moment Thursday, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi reacted angrily to a reporter who asked if she hated President Donald Trump, shortly after she announced the House would draw up articles of impeachment against the president. “I don’t hate anybody,” Pelosi snapped as she pointed and shook…... Read More

Pelosi: Trump 'leaves us no choice but to act' on impeachment

(WASHINGTON) -- House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced Thursday that she has instructed House Democrats to draw up articles of impeachment of President Donald Trump, saying he had abused his power."Sadly, but with confidence and humility ... today I am asking our chairmen to proceed with articles of impeachment," Pelosi said."The…... Read More

Former Secretary of State John Kerry endorses former VP Joe Biden for president

(NEW HAMPTON, Iowa) -- Former Secretary of State and Democratic presidential nominee John Kerry announced Thursday that he is endorsing Joe Biden for president, providing a high-profile boost for the former vice president with under two months to go until the first primary votes are cast. The endorsement comes as…... Read More

Trump to Democrats: 'If you are going to impeach me, do it now, fast'

(WASHINGTON) -- President Donald Trump tweeted Thursday morning to Democrats that if they are going to impeach him, they should "do it now, fast, so we can have a fair trial in the Senate."Trump's tweet came shortly before House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced that she was instructing House Democratic chairmen…... Read More