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What slashing the State Department budget by one-third would really mean
When Secretary of State Rex Tillerson spoke to the State Department on his first day on the job, he sought to reassure America’s army of diplomats by praising their dedication and intelligence and asking them to “work as one team.” But he also promised some reforms that would challenge what he
Fact-checking President Donald Trump's address to a joint session of Congress
During his address to a joint session of Congress Tuesday night, President Donald Trump made a number of claims about a range of issues, including unemployment and immigration. Throughout the speech, a team of journalists from ABC News identified questionable statements and provided context, detail
Trump's joint address guests include relatives of people killed by undocumented immigrants
President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump will invite three relatives of victims of deadly crimes committed by undocumented immigrants to the president's joint address before Congress on Tuesday. The White House guest list includes Jessica Davis and Susan Oliver, widows of California
Trump Says Sen. Schumer Cried 'Fake Tears' After Immigration Ban
Trump criticizes the New York senator after a show of emotion when speaking out against the travel ban implemented by an executive order.
No, President Obama Has Not Said He Is Refusing to Leave Office
A recent article making waves on Facebook claims that President Obama has refused to step down from the presidency, given the results of the 2016 presidential election. The article -- "Breaking: Barack Obama Refusing To Leave Office: 'I Cannot, in Good Conscience, Cede the Presidency to Donald
Fact-Checking Donald Trump's Immigration Speech
Donald Trump discussed immigration in a speech in Phoenix Wednesday. ABC News fact-checked several of his claims that touched on the federal government's immigration track record, as well as Trump's policy proposals and those of his Democratic challenger, Hillary Clinton . Undocumented Immigrant
Wall Street Bonuses Subject to Tighter Regulation Under New Proposed Rule
Senior Wall Street executives might have to wait longer for their full bonuses, according to a proposed rule announced by financial regulators today. After years of delay, six U.S. financial regulatory authorities are still working on a proposed rule regulating incentive pay, which some believe
More Trouble Brewing for Rand Paul Super PACs?
Just weeks after the leader of a Super PAC supporting Rand Paul was indicted, it was revealed that another Super PAC supporting the Kentucky senator and presidential hopeful has been dormant since June. Politico first reported today that Purple PAC, a Super PAC founded by Ed Crane, has not been
Meet Mike Huckabee: Everything You Need To Know (And Probably Didn’t Know) About The 2016 Republican Presidential Candidate
Name: Michael Dale "Mike" Huckabee Party: Republican Declared as a candidate: May 5, 2015 in Hope, Arkansas What he does now: Huckabee, 59, was a talk show host on Fox News Channel until resigning in January to begin preparations for his presidential bid. He is also the author of several books with
Obamacare Under Fire, Again
ABC's Terry Moran on the arguments at the Supreme Court this week over the Affordable Care Act.