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Trump Transportation Department threatens to seize billions from California’s high-speed rail project

iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- President Donald Trump on Wednesday continued to demand that California return billions in federal funds it received to construct a high-speed rail project between San Francisco and California -- a demand now joined by his Transportation Department   ... Read More

Michael Cohen, President Trump’s former personal attorney, granted 60-day extension to report to prison

Yana Paskova/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- A federal judge on Wednesday granted Michael Cohen’s request to delay the start of his prison sentence, providing President Donald Trump’s former longtime fixer and personal attorney two more months of freedom before serving his   ... Read More

On ‘The View,’ Tulsi Gabbard defends non-intervention stance in Syria, Venezuela

ERIC BARADAT/AFP/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Democratic presidential candidate Tulsi Gabbard defended her non-interventionist foreign policy stance in an interview on ABC's The View Wednesday, deflecting criticism painting her as an apologist of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad by citing her   ... Read More

Covington Catholic student’s parents sue “Washington Post”; Trump says ‘go get them’

Official White House Photo by Tia Dufour(WASHINGTON) -- President Donald Trump on Wednesday cheered on Nick Sandmann after the parents of the Kentucky high school student filed a defamation suit against the Washington Post for its coverage of his   ... Read More

Bernie Sanders raises $4M in less than one day of presidential campaign

ABC/Lorenzo Bevilaqua(WASHINGTON) -- Sen. Bernie Sanders touted an "unprecedented and historic grassroots campaign" in the launch of his presidential campaign. So far, so good.

Sanders' team announced just before 8 p.m. on Tuesday -- about 12 hours into his   ... Read More

Meet the DOJ veteran helping House Democrats take on the Trump administration

franckreporter/iStock(WASHINGTON) -- House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has made no secret of her intentions -- she wants Congress to wield just as much power as the president.

"You've heard me say over and over again, Article I, the legislative branch,   ... Read More

Sen. Warren unveils proposal to make child care more affordable for millions

Mario Tama/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- 2020 presidential candidate, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, a mother who knows the struggle of affordable child care from her own experience, unveiled a plan on Tuesday to guarantee child care and early learning programs to every   ... Read More

Who is Jeffrey Rosen, the new pick for deputy attorney general?

robertcicchetti/iStock(WASHINGTON) -- After a turbulent two years for Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, caught in the middle of President Donald Trump’s ire over special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia-related investigation, who is the man Trump is nominating to replace Rosenstein?   ... Read More

Does a little-known DOJ official have the ‘worst job in Washington’?

Alex Wong/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- Last week, on a rainy and bitterly cold night in Washington, D.C., a senior Trump administration official at the Justice Department, Stephen Boyd, trudged to a Capitol Hill bar to meet with a powerful Democrat’s   ... Read More

Will Joe Biden run in 2020? Sources close to the former vice president say yes

Alexandra Beier/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Though former Vice President Joe Biden has said publicly he hasn’t made up his mind on pursuing a presidential run in 2020, sources close to the politician, who have spoken with him in private,   ... Read More

Trump attacks California’s ‘fast train’ after state leads lawsuit challenging national emergency

Michael Reynolds-Pool/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- President Donald Trump attacked California and its plans for a high-speed train on Twitter Tuesday as he responded to a 16-state coalition's lawsuit challenging his national emergency declaration.

"As I predicted, 16 states, led mostly   ... Read More

Ex-FBI official who targeted Trump: I will trust Mueller’s findings

Pete Marovich/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- The former deputy director of the FBI, Andrew McCabe, said Tuesday that he “absolutely” will trust the conclusions ultimately reached by special counsel Robert Mueller, even if that means Mueller determines President Donald Trump   ... Read More

Whistleblowers sounded alarm about nuclear deal pushed by Trump advisers: Report

narvikk/iStock(WASHINGTON) -- Multiple whistleblowers sounded alarms about a plan backed by close advisers to President Donald Trump to transfer sensitive nuclear technology to Saudi Arabia, according to a new report released by House Oversight Committee Chairman Elijah Cummings on   ... Read More

For defendants in special counsel’s probe, path to justice starts in Judge Amy Berman Jackson’s courtroom

MichaÅ‚ Chodyra/iStock(WASHINGTON) -- When political showman Roger Stone flew from Florida to the nation's capital last month to stand trial on charges of lying to federal investigators, he was directed to an increasingly familiar destination in the massive federal   ... Read More

After missing arguments for first time in 25 years, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg returns

JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg checked off another box in her recovery Tuesday, returning to the bench for oral arguments for the first time since her surgery to remove cancerous nodules from her lung.   ... Read More

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Trump Transportation Department threatens to seize billions from California’s high-speed rail project

iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- President Donald Trump on Wednesday continued to demand that California return billions in federal funds it received to construct a high-speed rail project between San Francisco and California -- a demand now joined by his Transportation Department   ... Read More

Michael Cohen, President Trump’s former personal attorney, granted 60-day extension to report to prison

Yana Paskova/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- A federal judge on Wednesday granted Michael Cohen’s request to delay the start of his prison sentence, providing President Donald Trump’s former longtime fixer and personal attorney two more months of freedom before serving his   ... Read More

On ‘The View,’ Tulsi Gabbard defends non-intervention stance in Syria, Venezuela

ERIC BARADAT/AFP/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Democratic presidential candidate Tulsi Gabbard defended her non-interventionist foreign policy stance in an interview on ABC's The View Wednesday, deflecting criticism painting her as an apologist of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad by citing her   ... Read More

Covington Catholic student’s parents sue “Washington Post”; Trump says ‘go get them’

Official White House Photo by Tia Dufour(WASHINGTON) -- President Donald Trump on Wednesday cheered on Nick Sandmann after the parents of the Kentucky high school student filed a defamation suit against the Washington Post for its coverage of his   ... Read More

Bernie Sanders raises $4M in less than one day of presidential campaign

ABC/Lorenzo Bevilaqua(WASHINGTON) -- Sen. Bernie Sanders touted an "unprecedented and historic grassroots campaign" in the launch of his presidential campaign. So far, so good.

Sanders' team announced just before 8 p.m. on Tuesday -- about 12 hours into his   ... Read More

Meet the DOJ veteran helping House Democrats take on the Trump administration

franckreporter/iStock(WASHINGTON) -- House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has made no secret of her intentions -- she wants Congress to wield just as much power as the president.

"You've heard me say over and over again, Article I, the legislative branch,   ... Read More

Sen. Warren unveils proposal to make child care more affordable for millions

Mario Tama/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- 2020 presidential candidate, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, a mother who knows the struggle of affordable child care from her own experience, unveiled a plan on Tuesday to guarantee child care and early learning programs to every   ... Read More

Who is Jeffrey Rosen, the new pick for deputy attorney general?

robertcicchetti/iStock(WASHINGTON) -- After a turbulent two years for Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, caught in the middle of President Donald Trump’s ire over special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia-related investigation, who is the man Trump is nominating to replace Rosenstein?   ... Read More

Does a little-known DOJ official have the ‘worst job in Washington’?

Alex Wong/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- Last week, on a rainy and bitterly cold night in Washington, D.C., a senior Trump administration official at the Justice Department, Stephen Boyd, trudged to a Capitol Hill bar to meet with a powerful Democrat’s   ... Read More

Will Joe Biden run in 2020? Sources close to the former vice president say yes

Alexandra Beier/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Though former Vice President Joe Biden has said publicly he hasn’t made up his mind on pursuing a presidential run in 2020, sources close to the politician, who have spoken with him in private,   ... Read More

Trump attacks California’s ‘fast train’ after state leads lawsuit challenging national emergency

Michael Reynolds-Pool/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- President Donald Trump attacked California and its plans for a high-speed train on Twitter Tuesday as he responded to a 16-state coalition's lawsuit challenging his national emergency declaration.

"As I predicted, 16 states, led mostly   ... Read More

Ex-FBI official who targeted Trump: I will trust Mueller’s findings

Pete Marovich/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- The former deputy director of the FBI, Andrew McCabe, said Tuesday that he “absolutely” will trust the conclusions ultimately reached by special counsel Robert Mueller, even if that means Mueller determines President Donald Trump   ... Read More

Whistleblowers sounded alarm about nuclear deal pushed by Trump advisers: Report

narvikk/iStock(WASHINGTON) -- Multiple whistleblowers sounded alarms about a plan backed by close advisers to President Donald Trump to transfer sensitive nuclear technology to Saudi Arabia, according to a new report released by House Oversight Committee Chairman Elijah Cummings on   ... Read More

For defendants in special counsel’s probe, path to justice starts in Judge Amy Berman Jackson’s courtroom

MichaÅ‚ Chodyra/iStock(WASHINGTON) -- When political showman Roger Stone flew from Florida to the nation's capital last month to stand trial on charges of lying to federal investigators, he was directed to an increasingly familiar destination in the massive federal   ... Read More

After missing arguments for first time in 25 years, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg returns

JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg checked off another box in her recovery Tuesday, returning to the bench for oral arguments for the first time since her surgery to remove cancerous nodules from her lung.   ... Read More

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