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Lawmakers praise and condemn Trump's Afghanistan plan
U.S. lawmakers were divided today on President Trump’s plans to increase the presence of the U.S. military in Afghanistan, with the House speaker lauding “a new Trump strategy,” for instance, while a fellow Republican in the Senate called it a “terrible idea.” Trump’s announcement tonight was a
Washington reacts to Steve Bannon's White House departure
Lawmakers are reacting to the news that Steve Bannon, the embattled White House chief strategist, has resigned from his post. Bannon, a controversial figure in the Trump administration because of his tenure leading the conservative news outlet Breitbart, was facing calls to resign after violence
US court delays deportation of immigrant in Connecticut
A U.S. appeals court has delayed the deportation of an immigrant from Guatemala with no criminal record who lives in Connecticut with his wife and two young children
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.
Music promoter Rob Goldstone is at the center of brewing political controversy
Rob Goldstone, a British-born music promoter who has worked for a range of famous pop stars, somehow became the unlikely matchmaker between the Russians and Donald Trump’s inner circle. More lovable clown than scheming international operative, Goldstone posted goofy videos to Facebook that show him
Martha Raddatz reflects on GOP baseball shooting
After the GOP baseball shooting, "This Week" co-anchor Martha Raddatz says, "we have become too numb to it all."
Talk of gun control notably absent following Scalise shooting
Following most mass shootings , there's inevitably a debate on Capitol Hill among members of Congress about gun control. For example, after the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in 2012 -- which left twenty children and six adults dead -- there was a push for stricter background checks and a
Congressional baseball game goes forward despite shooting
ABC News' Serena Marshall reports outside Nationals Park ahead of the congressional baseball game.
'Opposites Attract': Democrats and Republicans talk about what unites them
In a new ABC series where members of opposing parties chat about their bipartisan friendships, Sens. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) and Bill Cassidy (R-La.) talk about working together on a mental health bill.
Comey testimony doesn't mean investigation is anywhere 'near the end,' legislators say
While today's Senate Intelligence Committee hearing with ex-FBI director James Comey was a blockbuster start, committee chair Richard Burr , R-North Carolina, and ranking member Mark Warner , D-Virginia, stressed that the investigation is “nowhere near the end.” Speaking to reporters following the