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Texas Senate showdown: Cruz and O'Rourke talk presidential ambitions, border politics

(HOUSTON) -- In the midst of a fiery and critical U.S. Senate race in Texas, Republican Senator Ted Cruz and his opponent Democrat Rep. Beto O’Rourke each sat down with ABC News’ Paula Faris ahead of the November midterm election, opening up about presidential ambitions, the politics of immigration and…... Read More

Support for the military critical issue on both sides of the Arizona Senate race

(PHOENIX) -- Arizona was represented by an American war hero for decades, and now the military is playing a role in Arizonans’ search for their next senator as well.The Senate seat that will be filled by the state’s first female senator come November is not the one left open by…... Read More

Russian woman charged with alleged 'information warfare' against US midterms

(WASHINGTON) -- Federal authorities have charged a Russian woman for allegedly taking part in a Russian plot to influence public opinion over the upcoming 2018 midterms elections and other politically-charged events inside the United States, the Justice Department announced Friday.“The strategic goal of this alleged conspiracy, which continues to this…... Read More

North Dakota Native Americans fight to protect their right to vote after court ruling

(BISMARCK, N.D.) -- Courtney Yellow Fat, a tribal council member for the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, has lived on a reservation for most of his life – a community which historically hasn't used street names or addresses and instead relies on post office boxes.So, a few years back when he…... Read More

Feds charge NY man with threatening two US senators for supporting Kavanaugh

(SMITHTOWN, N.Y.) -- Federal authorities have arrested a New York man for allegedly threatening to attack two U.S. senators over their support for Brett Kavanaugh, whose nomination to the Supreme Court was almost derailed by an allegation he sexually assaulted a woman three decades ago while they were in high…... Read More

Paul Manafort arrives at court hearing about sentencing date in a wheelchair

(WASHINGTON) -- Paul Manafort, the onetime Trump campaign chairman, arrived in court on Friday for a hearing about his sentencing date in a wheelchair.Manafort is currently in detention in an Alexandria, Virginia jail awaiting sentencing on a host of charges brought by Mueller’s prosecutors in two separate jurisdictions as part…... Read More

US and South Korea suspend more military exercises

(WASHINGTON) -- The United States and South Korea said Friday they have decided to suspend another joint military exercise to give more breathing room for ongoing denuclearization talks with North Korea.The Pentagon announced Defense Secretary James Mattis and South Korean Defense Minister Jeong Kyeong-doo had agreed to put off this…... Read More

Outgoing UN Ambassador Nikki Haley introduced as 'next president of the US' at charity dinner

(NEW YORK) -- Outgoing U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley poked fun at President Donald Trump, his longtime rival Sen. Elizabeth Warren and other high-profile politicians in a lighthearted speech on Thursday.Haley showed off her aptitude for keeping a secret last week with a shocking resignation announcement, but she displayed a brand…... Read More

Trump: No regrets for praising Greg Gianforte for body-slamming reporter

(WASHINGTON) --  President Trump on Friday said he had no regret for making light of Rep. Greg Gianforte's physical assault on a reporter at a Montana rally Thursday night."No, that was a different league, a different world," Trump said on Friday when asked whether he regretted Thursday's comments -- made…... Read More

President Trump on whether Jamal Khashoggi is dead: 'certainly looks that way'

(WASHINGTON) -- President Donald Trump told reporters Thursday that he is concerned Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi might be dead."It certainly looks that way to me," Trump said as he departed from Joint Base Andrews. "It's very sad. Certainly looks that way."While U.S. officials are awaiting the results of three…... Read More

The real problem with Elizabeth Warren's DNA test: Geneticists

(WASHINGTON) -- Does Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren really have Native American blood running through her veins?It's scientifically impossible to know for sure, according to a collection of leading Native American geneticists, industry experts, research scientists with expertise in indigenous genetics and Native American leaders who spoke with ABC News.The process…... Read More