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FACT CHECK: Administration actions on Russia sometimes tougher than Trump's words
Under heavy criticism for still not condemning Russia's interference in the 2016 presidential election , President Donald Trump is defending his record on Russia - and claiming he's been tougher than his predecessor, President Barack Obama. "I have been much tougher on Russia than Obama, just look
Tillerson dismisses criticism on Russia sanctions amid growing questions
The indictment Friday of 13 Russians accused of waging "information warfare" in the 2016 U.S. presidential election is raising new questions about why the Trump administration still has not imposed sanctions designed to punish Russia and deter it from interfering in the 2018 midterms. Secretary of
Kochs launch $4M campaign against Dems in Missouri, Indiana
Koch brothers are spending millions of dollars to attack two vulnerable Democrats for voting against the Republican tax overhaul
Opioid makers gave $10M to advocacy groups amid epidemic
A report by U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill finds that drugmakers with the biggest-selling opioid painkillers contributed $10 million over six years to outside groups that could help spread their message
DOJ says missing FBI text messages recovered, senator backs off 'secret society' claim
The growing saga over text messages sent between two FBI colleagues who briefly worked on special counsel Robert Mueller ’s team took some unexpected turns Thursday, as a cache of missing messages characterized by President Donald Trump as a major scandal had been recovered and as a top Republican
The Note: Mueller's footsteps tread closer to the White House in Russia probe
The TAKE with Rick Klein Robert Mueller has a particular way of making his presence known . And his footsteps are starting to be heard just outside the White House itself. We continue to know approximately as much about the special counsel’s investigation as Mueller wants us to know. Keep that in
'This Week' Transcript 1-21-18: Marc Short, Sen. Dick Durbin, Rep. Luis Gutierrez and Rep. Mark Meadows
GEORGE STEPHANOPOULOS , ABC NEWS: Let’s bring in the president’s point man. On Capitol Hill , Marc Short joins us right now. I know (ph) you’ve been burning the midnight oil. Marc, thank you for joining us this morning. Let’s start out with what Jon Karl was just talking about, right there, that
As government shutdown begins, so does finger-pointing
The federal government officially shut down today on the one-year anniversary of Donald Trump's inauguration as president. Congress is to reconvene to try again to broker an agreement to fund the government. But as soon as it became clear Friday night that no deal would be reached before midnight,
Former McConnell aide “relieved” Moore lost, calls Bannon "the emperor who had no clothes"
Josh Holmes, political strategist and former Sen. Mitch McConnell aide, said he was relieved Roy Moore lost in Tuesday’s close U.S. Senate race in Alabama. He spoke to ABC News’ John Karl and Rick Klein about what the election could mean for the GOP on the Powerhouse Politics podcast Wednesday.
Al Franken accusers respond to his resignation announcement: 'I expected him to come and share the truth'
Two women who came forward with allegations that Minnesota Sen. Al Franken groped them, said his resignation announcement on the Senate floor Thursday didn't fully address the specific accusations against him. "People have asked me, 'Do you feel relieved' [now that he has resigned] ," Leeann