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First lady Melania Trump speaks out against cyberbullying

(WASHINGTON) --  President Donald Trump may be notorious for using his Twitter handle to bully and insult, but that’s not deterring first lady Melania Trump from speaking out against cyberbullying. “Let's face it, most children are more aware of the benefits and pitfalls of social media than some adults,” Trump…... Read More

Trump calls special counsel Robert Mueller and his team 'a national disgrace'

(WASHINGTON) --  President Donald Trump tweeted his latest critique of special counsel Robert Mueller, calling the former FBI director who is overseeing the Russia investigation "disgraced and discredited." Trump also in a series of tweets Monday morning added to the rising count of times he's called the probe of Russian…... Read More

Progressive veterans frame climate change as a national security issue

(WASHINGTON) -- Self-described "ass-kicking, motorcycle-riding, Texas Democrat" MJ Hegar, a candidate for Texas’ deep-red 31st district, has a novel approach to environmental politics: she doesn’t care if her supporters believe in man-made climate change, but says it's hard to deny the corrupting effects of petroleum dependence on American foreign policy."Our…... Read More

Gov. Cuomo continues war of words with Trump

(NEW YORK) -- Gov. Andrew Cuomo ramped up his war of words with President Donald Trump during a political speech at a Brooklyn church on Sunday morning, calling him "King Trump" and the "great divider in chief."Standing from the pulpit at First Baptist Church of Crown Heights, Cuomo said his…... Read More

Pennsylvania bishop named in report denies cover-up but says, 'I understand the rage'

(PITTSBURGH) -- A Catholic bishop among those named in a grand jury report alleging widespread sexual abuse by hundreds of Pennsylvania priests pushed back against calls by a survivors' group for him to resign, saying he has never covered up sexual misconduct by clerics but has instead acted on allegations…... Read More

Trump adviser John Bolton on possibly privatizing US war in Afghanistan: I'm 'always open to new ideas'

(NEW YORK) -- President Donald Trump’s national security adviser addressed the idea of using private contractors to help fight the U.S. war in Afghanistan, saying he is "always open to new ideas."In an exclusive interview Sunday, John Bolton responded to a question from ABC News “This Week” Co-Anchor and Chief…... Read More

Trump adviser defends revoking of security clearance of former CIA chief

(WASHINGTON) -- President Donald Trump's National Security Adviser John Bolton floated the possibility of reviewing longstanding policy of maintaining security clearances of former government officials.In the wake of Trump's revoking the clearance of former CIA Director John Brennan, Bolton told ABC News' This Week Co-Anchor and Global Affairs Correspondent Martha…... Read More

White House counsel cooperated with Mueller's probe, met with special counsel's team several times:

(WASHINGTON) -- White House counsel Donald McGahn has cooperated extensively with special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe into Russia's meddling with the 2016 presidential election, sources with knowledge of his interviews tell ABC News.McGahn has met with Mueller’s team at least three times and has been questioned by the special counsel’s…... Read More

Trump claims social media platforms are 'discriminating' against conservatives

(WASHINGTON) -- President Trump weighed in on social media platforms' banning certain content, claiming in a series of tweets that the sites are "totally discriminating" against conservative voices supportive of his administration.“Social Media is totally discriminating against Republican/Conservative voices. Speaking loudly and clearly for the Trump Administration, we won’t let…... Read More

Special counsel says up to 6 months jail 'warranted' for Trump aide-turned cooperating witness

(WASHINGTON) -- Special counsel Robert Mueller is recommending a judge sentence one-time Donald Trump campaign aide George Papadopoulos to up to six months in jail for lying to the FBI, a request that factors in his pledge to cooperate with the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 elections, according…... Read More

The conservative DC legal group behind a challenge to Mueller probe

(WASHINGTON) -- The latest legal challenge to Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation, now heading to the U.S. Court of Appeals, is being steered by a veteran Washington legal group that has a history of taking on Democrats and is bankrolled, in part, by longstanding Republican donors.The National Legal and…... Read More

HUD files formal complaint against Facebook for housing discrimination

(WASHINGTON) -- The Department of Housing and Urban Development has filed a formal complaint against Facebook for allowing landlords to target specific racial groups or other demographic groups in violation of the Fair Housing Act.Facebook has previously faced lawsuits from housing groups after ProPublica reported in 2016 that advertisements for…... Read More

Trump says he'll likely strip 'dossier'-linked DOJ official of security clearance

(WASHINGTON) -- President Donald Trump on Friday said he is on the verge of stripping the security clearance of a longtime Justice Department official who has emerged as a target and political talking point for Republicans upset over special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation."I think Bruce Ohr is a disgrace. I…... Read More

Thousands could lose Medicaid coverage as states enforce work requirements

(NEW YORK) -- Thousands of Americans -- many low-income -- are at risk of losing Medicaid health care insurance coverage as states implement work requirements pushed and approved by the Trump administration.In Arkansas, more than 5,400 people failed to comply with the work requirements for the past two months, according…... Read More