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Minnesota's lieutenant governor named as Al Franken's temporary replacement

(WASHINGTON) -- Lt. Gov. Tina Smith will head to Washington to temporary fill the Senate seat left vacant by Minnesota Sen. Al Franken, who resigned last week in the midst of sexual misconduct allegations and an ethics committee investigation.
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Rosenstein defends Mueller, pushes back at suggestion of bias in Russia probe

(WASHINGTON) -- Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein offered a strong defense of Robert Mueller's appointment and actions as special counsel on Wednesday and further praised the FBI, even as the bureau has been criticized by President Donald Trump ... Read More

Sen. Gillibrand says she took Trump's 'do anything' remark as sexual innuendo

(NEW YORK) -- New York's junior senator said women are standing up to sexual harassment and assault, and "are not going to be silenced," while doubling down on her claim that the president's attack against her was "a sexist smear."

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EPA watchdog to investigate Scott Pruitt's $25,000 'secure phone booth'

(WASHINGTON) -- The Environmental Protection Agency inspector general will review whether Administrator Scott Pruitt misused any appropriated funds when he had a $25,000 "privacy booth" with a secure phone line installed in his office earlier this ye... Read More

Biden, Meghan McCain get emotional talking about her father's cancer diagnosis

(NEW YORK) -- Former Vice President Joe Biden shared an emotional moment with co-host Meghan McCain on The View Wednesday morning as they discussed her father's brain cancer diagnosis.

"We're like two brothers who were somehow rai... Read More

Trump adviser Omarosa Manigault resigning post, White House says


Omarosa Manigault, the firebrand antagonist from the “The Apprentice”-turned-top Trump administration staffer, officially resigned her post Tuesday as the White House's communications director for the Office o... Read More

What Doug Jones' election could mean for the US Senate

(WASHINGTON) -- Democrats are already hailing Doug Jones’ victory as a moral triumph -- not just for Alabama, but for the entire country.

His election is a political shot in the arm for Democrats who believed this ruby-red seat was u... Read More

Meet Democrat Doug Jones, Alabama's senator-elect

(BIRMINGHAM, Ala.) -- Alabama's senatorial runoff day not only marked the first time a Democrat has won a Senate seat in Alabama in 25 years.

It also marked a major introduction for Doug Jones.

Jones' campaign for senator was of... Read More

Support from women hands Democrats victory in Alabama, exit polls show

(BIRMINGHAM, Ala.) -- Negative perceptions among voters over the sexual misconduct allegations against Republican Roy Moore handed the Democrats a rare victory in deep-red Alabama, with broad gender and racial gaps and vast shifts among typically pro... Read More

Doug Jones' victory in Alabama comes on special anniversary

(BIRMINGHAM, Ala.) -- Doug Jones made history on Tuesday as the first Democrat to be voted into Senate from reliably red Alabama in more than two decades. But Jones called the day a historic one for another reason: It was also his 25th wedding annive... Read More

Doug Jones wins Alabama Senate race in seismic Democratic victory

(WASHINGTON) -- Doug Jones, a Democratic former U.S. attorney whose long-shot candidacy was bolstered by a wave of sexual misconduct accusations against his opponent Roy Moore, will win the special election to become Alabama's junior U.S. senator, AB... Read More

Schumer alerts police to alleged plot to smear him with sexual harassment claim

(WASHINGTON) -- Sen. Chuck Schumer’s office said the Senate Democratic Leader was the target of an attempted smear campaign in which someone forged a sexual harassment claim against him and shopped phony court documents to major media outlets.<... Read More

Donald Trump Jr. slated to speak to Senate Intelligence Committee

(WASHINGTON) -- Donald Trump Jr. is expected back on Capitol Hill Wednesday for a closed-door interview with the Senate Intelligence Committee, sources confirmed to ABC News.

The interview will be Trump Jr.’s third appearance before ... Read More

Attorney general ties NYC terror attack to 'failures' in immigration system

(WASHINGTON) -- Attorney General Jeff Sessions invoked this week’s terror attack in New York City to criticize United States immigration policy at a Baltimore press conference Tuesday.

“As yesterday's New York events showed, in... Read More