Trump administration sanctions Russians for 2016 election interference, other cyber attacks

(WASHINGTON) -- The Trump administration is hitting five Russian entities and 19 Russian citizens with sanctions for cyber activity, including their interference in the 2016 election.

The sanctions represent some of the most significant a... Read More

Justice Department wants to speed up sales and transfers of machine guns

(NEW YORK) -- After last month’s school shooting in Parkland, Florida, President Donald Trump called for a ban on so-called bump stock devices that he said "turn legal weapons into machine guns.”

But, at the same time, his admi... Read More

Porn star raising funds for legal expenses in Trump disclosure fight

(WASHINGTON) -- The adult-film star known as Stormy Daniels on Wednesday launched an online fundraising appeal, which she says is intended to help cover legal fees and potential damages she might incur if she speaks publicly about an alleged affair w... Read More

Larry Kudlow to become Trump's next chief economic adviser

(WASHINGTON) -- President Donald Trump has picked conservative economic commentator and former Reagan official Larry Kudlow to lead the National Economic Council, the White House confirmed Wednesday.

Press secretary Sarah Sanders said the ... Read More

Secretary Carson's wife aware of $31K dining set selection, emails show

(WASHINGTON) -- Newly released agency emails show that Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson's wife, Candy, had a direct role in a controversial request to purchase a $31,000 dining set for the secretary's office -- which some watchdog g... Read More

Trump's new secretary of state pick draws concern from activist groups

(WASHINGTON) -- President Donald Trump's nomination of CIA Director Mike Pompeo as the new secretary of state has drawn the ire of a number of activist groups.

A Muslim civil rights group slammed what they called Pompeo's Islamaphobic view... Read More

Students demand 'never again' as national walkout comes to Capitol Hill

(WASHINGTON) -- “Hey, hey, ho, ho. The NRA has got to go,” several thousand students chanted loudly in front of the U.S. Capitol Wednesday demanding Congress pass gun control legislation.

Students from the Washington, D.C., are... Read More

House passes first gun measure since Parkland shooting

(WASHINGTON) -- As tens of thousands of students walked out of their schools to demand action to prevent gun violence on Wednesday, the House of Representatives passed the first gun-related measure since the Parkland, Florida, mass shooting last mont... Read More

EPA spent more than $43K on 'secure phone booth' for Scott Pruitt’s office

(WASHINGTON) -- The Environmental Protection Agency spent more than $43,000 to install a private phone booth in EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt's office, according to newly released federal records. That's more than the $25,000 the agency confirmed to... Read More

Air Force leaders dodge questions about Trump's 'Space Force'

(WASHINGTON) -- Top Air Force leaders sidestepped questions from Congress Wednesday morning about the creation of the "Space Force" suggested by President Donald Trump on Tuesday.

Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson opened her testimony bef... Read More

FBI officials recommend former deputy director McCabe be fired, source says

(WASHINGTON) -- Officials within the FBI have recommended that the agency’s embattled former deputy director, Andy McCabe, be fired, just days before he is set to officially leave government, according to a source with knowledge of the recommen... Read More

GOP shrugs off Pennsylvania special election results

(WASHINGTON) -- House Republicans are deflecting the stinging results in Pennsylvania’s 18th Congressional District, discounting Conor Lamb’s strong performance as an aberration and not a bellwether heading into this fall’s congress... Read More

Sen. Sanders wants DoD to rein in 'excessive' contractor payments

(WASHINGTON) -- Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, in a letter to Defense Secretary James Mattis first obtained by ABC News, criticizes the Pentagon for what he called "excessive" and "obscene" compensation to the nation's largest defense contractors.
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‘Open revolt’ at the State Department over Tillerson dismissal, reporter says

(WASHINGTON) -- A pool reporter who was on the plane with Secretary of State Tillerson hours before he was fired says there is “open revolt” between Trump and the State Department.

“The White House and the State Departmen... Read More