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Lawmakers send well wishes to John McCain following brain tumor announcement
Following Sen. John McCain 's announcement Wednesday night that he has a brain tumor, lawmakers -- past and present -- from both sides of the aisle sent heir well wishes to the Arizona Republican and his family. President Trump said in a statement, "Senator John McCain has always been a fighter.
Reactions to FBI Director James Comey's firing are mixed
Following President Donald Trump 's firing Tuesday of FBI Director James Comey, a number of political figures spoke out, with reactions spanning the spectrum, from approval to suspicion. Here are the major reactions and questions raised by figures from both sides of the aisle. Democrats ask: Is
Supporters Tweet #LetLizSpeak After Elizabeth Warren Silenced on Senate Floor
Democrats rushed to Twitter on Wednesday in defense of Sen. Elizabeth Warren after Republicans rebuked her on the Senate floor Tuesday night for quoting 30-year-old criticisms of Jeff Sessions ahead of his confirmation vote to become U.S. attorney general. The Massachusetts senator had referenced
Lawmakers' Phones Ring Off the Hook Over Trump's Education Pick, Betsy DeVos
ABC News’ Mary Bruce talked to Sen. Bob Casey , D-Pennsylvania, about the high level of grassroots activism around the nomination of Betsy DeVos for secretary of education. Casey received over 1,200 calls related to DeVos on Friday alone, according to his staff. They say constituent engagement is
Senator Answers Calls as Phones Ring Off the Hook About Trump's Education Pick
Sen. Bob Casey, D-Pa., plans to vote against DeVos and is speaking out against her.
Senate Democrats Begin 24-Hour Protests Against Trump's Education Secretary Pick, Betsy DeVos
As the Senate prepared to vote on President Trump’s nominee for education secretary on Tuesday, Senate Democrats began their last-ditch effort to convince one more Republican to vote against her -- a move that would block her confirmation. Led by Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., the ranking member on
From Chuck Schumer to Vicente Fox, Foes of Trump's Travel Ban Welcome Its Suspension
Opponents of President Donald Trump 's executive action that temporarily bans immigration from seven Muslim-majority countries welcomed a Seattle federal judge's issuance Friday of a temporary restraining order halting the controversial travel ban. Washington state attorney general Bob Ferguson
Trump's Immigration Order Sparks Protests at Airports Nationwide
Protests erupted at airports nationwide Saturday following the implementation of President Donald Trump 's executive order placing temporary bans on entry into the U.S. of people from seven Muslim-majority countries. With 375 travelers affected so far by the travel ban as of Saturday night,
US Hostages' Family Pin Hopes For Release on President-Elect Trump
The parents of a young American being held hostage with her two children by the Taliban say that they are praying President-elect Donald Trump’s deal-making expertise will win their loved ones' freedom if President Obama doesn't succeed before he leaves office next month. Jim and Lyn Coleman are
Obama Says John Glenn 'Lifted the Hopes of a Nation'
The death of legendary astronaut John Glenn sparked an outpouring of tributes, including from President Obama, who said the space pioneer "lifted the hopes of a nation." "With John's passing, our nation has lost an icon and Michelle and I have lost a friend," Obama said. "John spent his life