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Arizonans see 'vital' Senate race as matter of being for or against Trump

(PHOENIX) -- A colorful primary, a negative ad blitz, national attention and early voting have all been a part of the Arizona Senate race.But up until now, there’s been one missing piece: a debate.The two candidates who are vying to win the open Senate seat, Democrat Kyrsten Sinema and Republican…... Read More

Sen. David Perdue rips phone out of student's hand as he's asking question

(ATLANTA) -- Georgia Sen. David Perdue has stirred up a host of new questions after he appeared to dodge a college student's inquiry by ripping the student's cellphone out of his hand in the midst of a video recording.The GOP senator was at Georgia Tech on Saturday to campaign for…... Read More

'I don't know that it's man-made': Trump asks for proof of climate change

(WASHINGTON) -- President Donald Trump, in a wide-ranging interview on CBS' 60 Minutes, dithered on whether he believes climate change is manmade, called the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi "disgusting," defended his friendship with North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un and said he believed, despite mocking her at a…... Read More

Group led by Steve Bannon spending $3 million on digital ads ahead of midterm election

(WASHINGTON) -- Former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon's political arm is spending $3 million on digital ads targeted at getting out the vote ahead of the midterms, according to Bannon.The new push, just three weeks before the midterms, is funded by Bannon's new outside political group, a 501(c) 4,…... Read More

Trump called for plan to remove all US diplomats from Turkey in frustration over detention of American pastor

(WASHINGTON) -- Incensed by the detention of American pastor Andrew Brunson, President Donald Trump called for a plan to be drawn up in late August for the complete withdrawal of U.S. diplomatic personnel from Turkey, senior administration and State Department officials tell ABC News.The unprecedented plan to essentially shutter an…... Read More

Trump adviser on UN climate change warning: 'They overestimate.. I'm just saying, do we know precisely?'

(WASHINGTON) -- A top economic adviser to President Trump responded to a recent U.N. report warning of a possible climate crisis within a little over two decades, saying, "I think they overestimate."Larry Kudlow, director of the White House National Economic Council, responded to a question from ABC News Chief Anchor…... Read More

Democrats' chances in midterms hinge on ‘whether we can mobilize people to come out and vote’: Bernie Sanders

(WASHINGTON) -- Sen. Bernie Sanders said Democrats' chances in the midterm elections hinge on their ability to motivate voters to get to the polls.The Vermont independent and former Democratic presidential candidate told ABC News Chief Anchor George Stephanopoulos on This Week Sunday, “In my view, what this whole election will…... Read More

Republican senator slams proposal to again separate families at border: It 'simply is un-American'

(WASHINGTON) -- A leading Republican critic of President Donald Trump slammed the suggestion that the U.S. could resume separating migrant and refugee families at the U.S. border, saying the policy is 'simply ... un-American.'Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., responded to a question from ABC News Chief Anchor George Stephanopoulos on This…... Read More

Kudlow says United Nations 'overestimate' on potential climate change impact

(WASHINGTON) -- A top economic adviser to President Trump responded to a recent United Nations report warning of a possible climate crisis within 12 years, saying, "I think they overestimate."Larry Kudlow, director of the White House National Economic Council, responded to a question from ABC News Chief Anchor George Stephanopoulos…... Read More

Mitt Romney appears to recast his role in the 'never-Trump' movement amid his Senate bid

(GILBERT, Ariz.) -- Mitt Romney came to Arizona to help out a fellow Senate hopeful and he ended up getting in a jam himself.The former presidential candidate and governor headlined a rally for Rep. Martha McSally on Friday in Gilbert, Arizona, to help boost her campaign to fill the Senate…... Read More

Trump praises McConnell for Kavanaugh confirmation, blasts Democrats at Kentucky rally

(RICHMOND, Ky.) -- President Donald Trump gave unusually strong praise for Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell for his role in Judge Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation to the Supreme Court at a rally in Richmond, Kentucky, Saturday evening."There's nobody tougher, there's nobody smarter," Trump said of McConnell to a cheering crowd of…... Read More

AZ GOPers don't seem to care about Flake demanding Kavanaugh probe, but still glad he's going

(WASHINGTON) --  Sen. Jeff Flake earned national attention when he helped demand a delay in Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation process to allow for an FBI investigation. In his home state of Arizona, Republicans that would make up his base of supporters don’t seem very bothered by his role in the week-long…... Read More

‘Middle-class’ Joe Biden hits the trail for Dems, but will it win back working-class voters?

(WASHINGTON) -- Joe Biden may be playing coy on his rumored presidential run in 2020, but the former vice president has been anything but in the lead-up to the November midterms.Biden has been traversing the country to campaign for Democratic candidates hoping to be a part of a so-called blue…... Read More

Trump to host freed detainee Pastor Brunson at the White House

(WASHINGTON) -- American pastor Mark Brunson is expected to visit the White House Saturday after being released from almost two years of detention in Turkey.Brunson landed at Joint Base Andrews around noon with his wife, Norine. Tony Perkins, who was traveling with Brunson as part of the United States Commission…... Read More