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Trump administration proposes longer-term detention of migrant families

(WASHINGTON) -- The Trump administration on Wednesday rolled out a new plan that would allow the government to detain migrant families traveling with children indefinitely, effectively calling for an end to the federal government's agreement with a court more than 20 years ago that it wouldn't hold children for long…... Read More

March for Our Lives announces sweeping gun control proposal

(WASHINGTON) -- March for Our Lives, the student-led activist group founded by survivors of the 2018 Parkland, Fla., high school mass shooting, on Wednesday proposed sweeping new gun control measures and called on 2020 presidential candidates to endorse its “Peace Plan for a Safer America.”“Gun violence is destroying our generation.…... Read More

Missouri councilwoman uses Dr. Seuss book to be sworn into office

(ST. LOUIS) -- Kelli Dunaway knows her decision to be sworn in on a Dr. Seuss book pushed back against tradition.That is, in part, why she did it -- and it's the same reason why she wanted to run for a seat in the St. Louis County Council election: She…... Read More

After John McCain's death, Cindy McCain says no one in GOP carries 'voice of reason'

(WASHINGTON) -- Nearly a year after her husband's death, Cindy McCain said the current Republican Party is "not the party of Abraham Lincoln ... nor the party of Ronald Reagan." In an interview with ABC's Chief White House Correspondent Jonathan Karl, McCain spoke about the legacy her late husband, Sen.…... Read More

Conditions at government shelters put migrant kids 'at risk': Watchdog

(WASHINGTON) -- A non-profit group contracted by the government to house unaccompanied migrant kids kept conditions at multiple facilities that were at times unsafe and unsanitary, federal inspectors found, according to an inspector general report released Tuesday.At two housing centers, children had easy access to keys for the vehicles used…... Read More

Pompeo defends loyalty to Trump amid past comments, renewed scrutiny

(WASHINGTON) -- Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Tuesday defended his relationship with President Donald Trump amid fresh interest in his biting critiques of then-candidate Trump during the 2016 presidential race and renewed scrutiny of his ferocious loyalty to the president.While Pompeo says he will remain as the top U.S.…... Read More

Reps. Omar and Tlaib call on colleagues to visit Israel without them

(WASHINGTON) -- Reps. Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar called on their congressional colleagues to visit Israel despite the country's decision to ban the two of them from visiting this week."The decision to ban me and my colleagues -- the first two Muslim American women elected to Congress -- is nothing…... Read More

Planned Parenthood drops out of federal program over fight with Trump administration

(WASHINGTON) -- Planned Parenthood announced on Monday that it will drop participation in a federal program that supports family planning services because of new restrictions placed by the Trump administration, calling a recent regulation an "assault on access to birth control and reproductive health care, especially for people struggling to…... Read More

AG Barr appoints new Bureau of Prisons director amid controversy over suicide death of Jeffrey Epstein

(WASHINGTON) -- Attorney General William Barr on Monday announced the appointment of a new director for the Bureau of Prisons amid the scandal over Jeffrey Epstein's suicide while in federal custody.Dr. Kathleen Hawk Sawyer, who previously served in the position for over a decade, between 1992-2003, will take over the…... Read More

Pentagon tests first land-based cruise missile after pulling out of INF Treaty

(WASHINGTON) -- The Pentagon conducted a test of a land-based cruise missile on Sunday, the first such test since the U.S. pulled out of the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty earlier this month."On Sunday, August 18, 2019 at 2:30 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time, the Department of Defense conducted a flight…... Read More

White supremacy and white nationalism explained by experts

(WASHINGTON) -- The terms "racist", "white supremacist" and "white nationalism" have re-entered into the mainstream political conversations as a rising number of 2020 Democratic presidential candidates and lawmakers accuse President Donald Trump of using divisive identity politics, recent high profile violent acts and as law enforcement say crimes linked to…... Read More

Trump appears to back away from stronger gun sale background checks

(WASHINGTON) -- After President Donald Trump appeared to respond to a groundswell of public support for tougher gun sale background checks following recent mass shootings, his language -- and possibly his stance -- on new gun control measures seems to be softening.Just a few weeks ago, Trump told reporters “we…... Read More

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand chastises Israel over US congresswomen, but doesn't demand consequences

(WASHINGTON) -- Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand spoke out on ABC’s "This Week" against Israel’s initial decision to deny Reps. Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar the ability to visit the country, but stopped short of saying there should be repercussions.“I don't know why Netanyahu wanted to deny members of Congress to come…... Read More

'The right to vote is our most fundamental right': Stacey Abrams

(ATLANTA) -- Stacey Abrams, who captured national attention during her unsuccessful bid for Georgia governor in 2018, said she would be open to joining a 2020 ticket as the vice presidential nominee but will continue to make the fight against voter suppression her foremost mission.“My responsibility in the primary is…... Read More