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Biden's comments on 'civility' in working with segregationist Democrats draw backlash

(NEW YORK) -- Former Vice President Joe Biden is coming under fire for comments he made about finding consensus as he worked as a senator alongside Southern Democrats with opposing views including those who supported segregation.“I know the new ‘New Left’ tells me that I’m – this is old-fashioned. Well,…... Read More

Trump's UN ambassador nominee faces tough questions on climate change, credentials

(WASHINGTON) -- President Donald Trump's nominee for ambassador to the United Nations faced tough questions during her Senate confirmation hearing Wednesday on the international body, climate change, her top priorities and limited diplomatic experience.Kelly Craft, the U.S. ambassador to Canada, who along with her husband is a major donor to…... Read More

Ta-Nehisi Coates and Danny Glover join renewed debate over reparations on Capitol Hill

(WASHINGTON) -- (WASHINGTON) -- Steps away from the U.S. Capitol – a building built by slaves – the House Judiciary subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights and Civil Liberties held its first hearing in more than a decade on the hot-button topic of reparations for the descendants of Africans brought…... Read More

Rep. Ilhan Omar announces bill to end student lunch debt shaming

(WASHINGTON) -- Following stories that gained national attention about students being publicly shamed for having school lunch debt, Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar said on Wednesday she wants to tackle the issue by introducing the No Shame Against Schools Act.“Hunger and debt are a national problem,” Omar said.Omar, who previously worked…... Read More

With just two weeks to go, administration officially confirms Trump July Fourth address at Lincoln Memorial

(WASHINGTON) -- President Donald Trump, as he promised, will deliver a speech on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial this July Fourth as part of his desired “Salute to America” event, the administration announced on Wednesday.One of the two jets used as Air Force One will conduct a flyover of…... Read More

Democratic presidential candidate Marianne Williamson makes push for reparations

(WASHINGTON) -- Ahead of Wednesday's House Judiciary subcommittee hearing on reparations for the descendants of slaves, the first on the topic in over a decade, Democratic presidential candidate Marianne Williamson told ABC News' 'Start Here' podcast that the policy is a necessary way for the country to atone for past…... Read More

EPA finalizes power plant rules to replace Obama's signature climate change policy

(WASHINGTON) -- The Environmental Protection Agency finalized its replacement for Obama's signature climate policy on Wednesday with a rule officials say will still reduce greenhouse gas emissions but critics say is not aggressive enough to slow the effects of climate change.The Clean Power Plan, which never went into effect, was…... Read More

Trump breaks out 2016 playbook in 2020 campaign kickoff

(ORLANDO, Fla.) -- President Donald Trump officially kicked off his reelection campaign Tuesday night in Orlando, Florida, with a sprawling, intense, fiery speech that nearly lasted an hour and a half. But in listening to the president's words, you'd swear you were right back in 2015 watching the billionaire businessman…... Read More

Reps. Ocasio-Cortez, Cheney spar over 'concentration camp' comment

(WASHINGTON) -- Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s characterizations of detainment centers along the southern border as “concentration camps” sparked a war of words on Tuesday with her GOP colleagues. The Trump administration has received criticism for their treatment of migrants at the border after a Homeland Security inspector general report released in…... Read More

Shanahan welcomes opportunity to be Defense secretary, 'but not at the expense of being a good father'

(WASHINGTON) -- In a surprise development, acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan has decided not to move forward with the confirmation process to take the job permanently, President Donald Trump tweeted on Tuesday.Trump said while Shanahan "has done a wonderful job, he has decided not to go forward...so that he can…... Read More

Trump's plan to deport 'millions' likely not feasible

(WASHINGTON) -- President Donald Trump’s promise on the eve of a campaign rally to deport next week “millions” of people living in the U.S. illegally is raising the issue of how the administration could feasibly launch such a massive operation because it's out of space to hold them.Also in question…... Read More