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Merkley accuses DHS of 'scandal' in taking funds from FEMA

(WASHINGTON) -- Sen. Jeff Merkley, an Oregon Democrat, is feuding with the Trump administration over what he says was its inappropriate shift of $10 million from FEMA to immigration enforcement -- funds he said should be used for disaster relief.“This is a scandal. At the start of hurricane season—when American…... Read More

Trump calls San Juan mayor 'totally incompetent' amid flap over Hurricane Maria

(WASHINGTON) -- President Trump reignited his feud with the mayor of San Juan on Wednesday, calling Yulin Cruz "totally incompetent" on social media.Trump was defending his administration's response to the hurricanes in Florida, Texas and Puerto Rico last year and argued that government agencies have not received the praise they…... Read More

Bob Woodward defends his reporting of Trump administration in 'Fear,' says situation inside WH 'is clearly extreme'

(WASHINGTON) -- After covering every president since Richard Nixon, Bob Woodward, the legendary journalist for The Washington Post and author, has turned his focus to this president."Fear: Trump in the White House," which came out Tuesday, is the truth, Woodward said, about an administration headed by a man he describes…... Read More

Trump skewered after calling Hurricane Florence 'tremendously big and tremendously wet'

(WASHINGTON) -- President Donald Trump became the butt of jokes on Tuesday as he warned Americans about a "tremendously big and a tremendously wet" hurricane this week.Trump made the comment while speaking at a White House briefing on the administration’s battle plan for Hurricane Florence, but he appeared to struggle…... Read More

Democrat touts coal, Army experience in 1st general election ad in competitive West Virginia congressional race

(LOGAN, W.V.) -- Democrat Richard Ojeda, the tattooed Army veteran and West Virginia state senator running for U.S. Congress, is out with his first ad of the general election -- one that highlights his military service, family ties to coal and commitment to Social Security.The ad, entitled “Airborne,” introduces Ojeda…... Read More

Democratic governor faces progressive challenge in Rhode Island primary

(WASHINGTON) -- As some pundits predict a potential blue wave among the nation's statehouses this November, the one atop Smith Hill in Providence, Rhode Island, could be lighting up red.The Rhode Island governor's race could be a rare opportunity for the GOP to go on offense in a state as…... Read More

Trump says Puerto Rico response was 'an incredible unsung success' ahead of Hurricane Florence

(WASHINGTON) -- President Trump called his administration's response to Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico - where an independent study suggests nearly 3,000 people may have died - an "incredible unsung success.""I think Puerto Rico was incredibly successful. Puerto Rico was actually our toughest one of all because it is an…... Read More

Lawmakers express faith in federal preparedness ahead of Florence

(WASHINGTON) -- As Hurricane Florence churns toward the Carolina coast, lawmakers expressed faith in first responders preparing for landfall later this week, confident that the federal government has learned its lessons from problem-plagued recoveries from Katrina and Maria.Federal Emergency Management Agency administrator Brock Long briefed lawmakers Tuesday representing South Carolina,…... Read More

EPA change to Obama-era rule on methane leaks could lead to more greenhouse gas emissions

(WASHINGTON) -- The EPA has announced another proposed change to Obama-era rules intended to combat climate change, this time to how the oil and natural gas industry is required to monitor and prevent leaks of methane gas during drilling.Acting EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler said the change will "alleviate unnecessary and…... Read More

Papadopoulos says he thought a Trump-Putin meeting during campaign would be 'nice photo op'

(NEW YORK) -- George Papadopoulos, the one-time foreign policy adviser to the Trump campaign caught up in the special counsel investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election, said he floated the idea of a meeting between the candidate and Russian President Vladimir Putin in 2016 as an opportunity to…... Read More

Trump and GOP ally push disputed theory about leaks, fired FBI agent

(WASHINGTON) -- One of President Donald Trump’s staunchest allies in Congress, Rep. Mark Meadows, a North Carolina Republican, is doubling down on a disputed theory that the FBI condoned leaks to the news media in a coordinated effort to take down the president.On Monday, Meadows sent a letter to the…... Read More

Bob Woodward reveals what shocked him most in new Trump book

(NEW YORK) -- Journalist and author Bob Woodward stopped by The Late Show with Stephen Colbert on Monday to share a few surprises from his new book, "Fear: Trump in the White House."Woodward said the book reveals shocking details about the inner-workings of Donald Trump’s administration, but the most shocking…... Read More

Bernie Sanders' son struggles to gain traction in New Hampshire congressional bid

(WASHINGTON) -- When Levi Sanders announced his run in New Hampshire’s first congressional district, a lot of people thought one major endorsement would be imminent -- from his father, 2016 presidential candidate Bernie Sanders.However, as of Aug. 31, Sanders’ father still had not endorsed him, according to a Facebook post…... Read More

Trump Jr.: Father only trusts 'much smaller' group of aides in White House after op-ed

(WASHINGTON) -- Amid explosive allegations that some White House officials are actively working against President Donald Trump’s agenda, Donald Trump Jr. told ABC News the number of people in the White House that his father can trust is smaller than he’d like.“I think there are people in there that he…... Read More