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Trump administration to roll out plan for longer-term detention of migrant families

Photos597/iStock(WASHINGTON) -- The Trump administration is expected to announce, as early as Wednesday, that it's moving ahead with new rules that would allow for the longer term detention of families traveling with children across the U.S.-Mexico border, according to   ... Read More

Conditions at government shelters put migrant kids ‘at risk’: Watchdog

jose carlos macouzet espinosa/iStock(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   ... Read More

Pompeo defends loyalty to Trump amid past comments, renewed scrutiny

vincent_ruf/iStock(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   ... Read More

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

pawel.gaul/iStock(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 --   ... Read More

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

jetcityimage/IStock(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   ... Read More

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

ABC News(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   ... Read More

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

Scott Howe/Defense.gov(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   ... Read More

White supremacy and white nationalism explained by experts

Devonyu/iStock(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   ... Read More

Trump appears to back away from stronger gun sale background checks

Kameleon007/iStock(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   ... Read More

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

ABC News(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.   ... Read More

‘The right to vote is our most fundamental right’: Stacey Abrams

ABC News(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   ... Read More

White House trade adviser: ‘We’re going to have a strong economy through 2020’

ABC News(WASHINGTON) -- White House trade adviser Peter Navarro declared the U.S. economy will be strong through 2020, and the Federal Reserve will be lowering interest rates again, “significantly,” going into the holiday season, in an interview with "This   ... Read More

Bernie Sanders and rapper ‘Killer Mike’ talk race, faith and hurt in America

Sasha Pereznik/ABC News(ATLANTA) -- Before he took the stage in front of thousands, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt, wheeled his worn gym bag and suitcase into the Renaissance Marriott in Atlanta.

Meeting him there for an intimate talk was renowned   ... Read More

2020 hopeful Beto O’Rourke visited an Arkansas gun show to talk about gun control

Jeffrey Cook/ABC News(NEW YORK) -- Two weeks after his hometown of El Paso was the site of a mass shooting, 2020 presidential hopeful Beto O'Rourke made an unannounced visit to a gun show in central Arkansas to speak with   ... Read More

Court allows Trump admin asylum restrictions to take place along most of border

VallarieE/iStock(WASHINGTON) -- The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals rolled back a prior nationwide injunction that blocked the Trump administration's attempt to deny most asylum claims at the U.S.-Mexico border.With that decision, the asylum restrictions can now take effect   ... Read More

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Trump administration to roll out plan for longer-term detention of migrant families

Photos597/iStock(WASHINGTON) -- The Trump administration is expected to announce, as early as Wednesday, that it's moving ahead with new rules that would allow for the longer term detention of families traveling with children across the U.S.-Mexico border, according to   ... Read More

Conditions at government shelters put migrant kids ‘at risk’: Watchdog

jose carlos macouzet espinosa/iStock(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   ... Read More

Pompeo defends loyalty to Trump amid past comments, renewed scrutiny

vincent_ruf/iStock(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   ... Read More

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

pawel.gaul/iStock(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 --   ... Read More

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

jetcityimage/IStock(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   ... Read More

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

ABC News(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   ... Read More

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

Scott Howe/Defense.gov(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   ... Read More

White supremacy and white nationalism explained by experts

Devonyu/iStock(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   ... Read More

Trump appears to back away from stronger gun sale background checks

Kameleon007/iStock(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   ... Read More

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

ABC News(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.   ... Read More

‘The right to vote is our most fundamental right’: Stacey Abrams

ABC News(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   ... Read More

White House trade adviser: ‘We’re going to have a strong economy through 2020’

ABC News(WASHINGTON) -- White House trade adviser Peter Navarro declared the U.S. economy will be strong through 2020, and the Federal Reserve will be lowering interest rates again, “significantly,” going into the holiday season, in an interview with "This   ... Read More

Bernie Sanders and rapper ‘Killer Mike’ talk race, faith and hurt in America

Sasha Pereznik/ABC News(ATLANTA) -- Before he took the stage in front of thousands, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt, wheeled his worn gym bag and suitcase into the Renaissance Marriott in Atlanta.

Meeting him there for an intimate talk was renowned   ... Read More

2020 hopeful Beto O’Rourke visited an Arkansas gun show to talk about gun control

Jeffrey Cook/ABC News(NEW YORK) -- Two weeks after his hometown of El Paso was the site of a mass shooting, 2020 presidential hopeful Beto O'Rourke made an unannounced visit to a gun show in central Arkansas to speak with   ... Read More

Court allows Trump admin asylum restrictions to take place along most of border

VallarieE/iStock(WASHINGTON) -- The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals rolled back a prior nationwide injunction that blocked the Trump administration's attempt to deny most asylum claims at the U.S.-Mexico border.With that decision, the asylum restrictions can now take effect   ... Read More

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