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President Trump names Kelly Knight Craft new pick for US ambassador to United Nations

(WASHINGTON) -- President Donald Trump has named a new pick for U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, tapping Kelly Knight Craft, the current U.S. ambassador to Canada, to fill the role. A senior administration official told ABC News that Craft was at the White House earlier Friday when President Trump…... Read More

Family planning clinics that provide abortion referrals barred from federal program

(WASHINGTON) -- The Trump administration on Friday issued its much-anticipated rule that prohibits family planning providers like Planned Parenthood that receive federal assistance from providing abortion referrals.The move is likely to become subject to court challenges as Planned Parenthood and Democratic lawmakers, now in control of the House, deride the…... Read More

Democrat Dan McCready says he is running in new North Carolina congressional election

(NEW YORK) -- Democrat Dan McCready, who narrowly lost a congressional election in North Carolina's 9th district last year, announced Friday he will run for the seat again after the state board of elections voted to hold a new election following an investigation into widespread fraud in the 2018 race."I…... Read More

Rallies, roundtables and ranch dressing: A weekly roundup on the 2020 field

(WASHINGTON) -- Sen. Bernie Sanders' long-anticipated announcement of a presidential run came this week alongside an air of vindication as he described the ways in which the Democratic party has embraced several of the policies around which he based his 2016 run, including Medicare for all, free college tuition and…... Read More

Dems launching bid to scuttle Trump's national emergency to get border wall funding

(WASHINGTON ) -- House Democrats on Friday took the first step in a long-shot bid to stop President Donald Trump's national emergency declaration aimed at getting more money to build his proposed border wall after congressional Democrats refused to give it to him.House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced she will bring…... Read More

IRS agent charged in connection with leaking Michael Cohen's financial records

(WASHINGTON) -- An Internal Revenue Service agent was charged on Thursday in connection with the leaking of overseas financial transactions tied to President Donald Trump's former attorney Michael Cohen, according to the Department of Justice.John Fry, an analyst in the San Francisco office of the IRS, was charged with unlawful…... Read More

Judge slaps gag order on Roger Stone after inflammatory Instagram post

(WASHINGTON) -- A federal judge on Thursday slapped a full gag order on Roger Stone, just days after the longtime political operative and adviser to President Donald Trump posted an inflammatory image on Instagram that appeared to target her.Judge Amy Berman Jackson said the posting had a "sinister message" and…... Read More

Texas residents living on US-Mexico border file lawsuits over President Trump's proposed border wall

(NEW YORK) -- The winding Rio Grande river is the natural dividing line between the U.S. and Mexico in southern Texas.Yvette Gaytan’s family has owned land on the border's edge for generations. Her kids fish along the river banks in Starr County.The Trump administration has asked to use Gaytan’s land…... Read More

Ahead of weeklong testimony marathon, Michael Cohen appears on Capitol Hill

(WASHINGTON) -- Michael Cohen, former personal attorney and long-time fixer to President Donald Trump, appeared on Capitol Hill Thursday for closed-door meetings with the Senate Intelligence Committee, ahead of hearings before various congressional committees next week.Cohen is scheduled to give public testimony before the House Oversight Committee on Wednesday and…... Read More

Mark Harris, Republican at center of North Carolina’s election fraud case: 'New election should be called'

(RALEIGH, N.C.) -- The day after his own son said he raised concerns about a "shady political operative," seeking to join his campaign, North Carolina Republican congressional candidate Mark Harris testified Thursday that he believes there should be a new election."I believe a new election should be called," Harris said…... Read More

Roger Stone to appear before judge to explain Instagram post about her

(WASHINGTON) -- Roger Stone, the veteran political operative and former adviser to Donald Trump, is scheduled to appear Thursday in federal court before Judge Amy Berman Jackson, whom Stone targeted in an inflammatory Instagram post earlier in the week.Stone has apologized for the post both publicly and in court documents,…... Read More