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Acting Homeland Security Secretary Kevin McAleenan is out, Trump says in tweet

(WASHINGTON) -- Acting Homeland Security Secretary Kevin McAleenan has resigned after spending six months on the job, according to a tweet Friday night from President Donald Trump.McAleenan becomes the latest top-level Trump adviser this year to step down amid reports of frustrations with the job and clashes with other administration…... Read More

US holds China accountable for human rights violations amid trade war talks

(NEW YORK) -- Over the past few weeks amidst escalating trade war tension the United States has taken aim at numerous Chinese entities citing their involvement in alleged human rights violations occurring throughout China's Xinjiang province.Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Wednesday the measures target those “who are believed to…... Read More

2020 Presidential debate sites announced for general election

(WASHINGTON) -- The Commission on Presidential Debates announced Friday the University of Notre Dame in Indiana, the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, and Belmont University in Nashville will host the 2020 presidential debates ahead of next November's general election.The first general election presidential debate at the University of Notre…... Read More

DC Circuit rejects Trump challenge to block House subpoena of financial records

(WASHINGTON) -- The federal circuit of appeals in Washington, D.C., has affirmed a lower court order rejecting legal challenges from President Donald Trump's legal team to a subpoena from the House Oversight Committee regarding the president's financial records from Mazars, an accounting firm the Trump family has used for years.In…... Read More

Rudy Giuliani's relationship with arrested men is subject of criminal investigation: Sources

(NEW YORK) -- The business relationship between President Donald Trump's private lawyer Rudy Giuliani and the men charged Thursday in a campaign finance scheme is a subject of the ongoing criminal investigation being conducted by federal authorities in New York, according to two sources familiar with the matter.The investigation became…... Read More

Sen. Rand Paul supports Trump, says staying in Syria would overextend military

(NEW YORK) -- Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul doubled down on his support of President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw U.S. troops from northern Syria in an appearance on ABC’s The View Friday, saying leaving the troops in northern Syria would just overextend the military."I think the Iraq war, and the…... Read More

Elizabeth Warren's response to same-sex marriage question goes viral

(LOS ANGELES) -- Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren ignited the internet Thursday night with her quip on how she would respond to a person who thinks marriage is just between a man and a woman."Well I'm going to assume it's a guy who said that and I'm gonna say, 'Then…... Read More

Former ambassador to Ukraine says Trump had her removed based on 'false claims'

(WASHINGTON) -- The former U.S. ambassador to Ukraine has told House investigators that she was “incredulous” that she was removed based on “unfounded and false claims by people with clearly questionable motives,” according to her reported prepared remarks at her deposition Friday before three House committees as part of their…... Read More

On Biden and Ukraine, 2020 Dems walk a fine line; eye front-runner status

(WASHINGTON) -- Though Joe Biden’s 2020 Democratic rivals have previously treated President Donald Trump's unsubstantiated claims of the former vice president's inappropriate behavior surrounding his son Hunter’s Ukrainian business dealings with kid gloves, many of the candidates vying for a spot on the 2020 ticket now have launched thinly veiled…... Read More

Trump claims on Ukraine call may stem from foreign official's year-old request

(WASHINGTON) -- At least some of the still-unfounded claims referenced by President Donald Trump on his controversial call with Ukraine’s president in July echoed a year-old effort by a Ukrainian government official to oust the U.S. ambassador to Ukraine, according to government documents reviewed by ABC News, public statements from…... Read More

Buttigieg defuses protesters as 2020 candidates bring campaign to LGBT forum

(LOS ANGELES) -- Nine Democratic presidential candidates brought their campaigns to Los Angeles on Thursday night for a town hall focused on LGBTQ issues, the biggest of its kind so far focusing on this particular topic, and hosted by CNN. The only openly LGBT candidate on stage, South Bend, Indiana,…... Read More

Trump rallies to flip Minnesota amid impeachment fight

(MINNEAPOLIS) -- As President Donald Trump rallies in Minnesota he brought not only his campaign roadshow to a state he nearly won in 2016, but a pressure cooker of conflicts ranging from battling House Democrats amid an escalating impeachment inquiry to now sparring with Republican allies over his decision to…... Read More

Rick Perry subpoenaed for documents related to impeachment probe

(WASHINGTON) -- Congress on Thursday subpoenaed Energy Secretary Rick Perry for documents as part of the ongoing impeachment probe into President Donald Trump's dealings with Ukraine. The chairmen of the House committees on intelligence, oversight and foreign affairs said they want documents related to Perry's role in U.S. energy policy…... Read More

Trump pushed Tillerson to help Giuliani's client out of DOJ probe: Source

(WASHINGTON) -- During a 2017 oval office meeting, President Donald Trump urged then-Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to push the Department of Justice to drop a criminal case against an Iranian-Turkish gold trader who was being represented by Rudy Giuliani, according to a source with direct knowledge of the matter.…... Read More