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Senate confirms Christopher Wray to succeed James Comey as head of FBI
Christopher Wray was confirmed Tuesday as the new director of the FBI , almost three months after President Trump controversially fired his predecessor James Comey amid the ongoing investigation into Russian election interference and possible collusion with the Trump campaign. Wray's confirmation
Politicians, LGBTQ activists weigh in on Trump's transgender military ban
President Donald Trump’s tweets this morning, announcing his decision to ban transgender Americans from serving in the military, has elicited a wide range of reactions. At least 40 senators and members of Congress have already released statements either condemning or supporting the policy. Here are
U.S. will not respond to Russian 'threats,' but says talks ongoing
While the U.S. and Russia exchange some tough words, the two countries are taking steps to work through their issues -- including an ongoing discussion of Russian access to two diplomatic compounds in the U.S. The Russian Foreign Ministry demanded those compounds be returned Thursday, or else the
Senior State Dept. official heading to Russia to talk 'irritants'
A senior U.S. State Department official will head to Russia on June 23 to meet with his Russian counterpart, part of an ongoing dialogue meant to solve “irritants” in the relationship between the two countries. Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs Tom Shannon will meet with Deputy Foreign
The Note: Memo to Trump: The unraveling has begun
NOTABLES --ANALYSIS - ABC’s RICK KLEIN : In the space of a week, more has been revealed - and more has come unraveled – than in the entirety of the hectic first four months of the Trump presidency. The main data points fit the common Trump-era description of being shocking yet not surprising. In
How Democratic hopefuls are already jockeying for 2020
The 2020 presidential election is still three-and-a-half years away, but for Democrats trying to turn the page on last November, the search for a candidate who can take down President Donald Trump is already underway. An army of potential 2020 hopefuls -- including Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti ,
Comey asked for more money, staffing for Russia investigation days before firing
FBI Director James Comey requested additional money and staffing from Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein for the investigation into Russian interference in the presidential election just days before his firing, according to two sources, including Sen. Richard Durbin, D-Ill., and a U.S. official
Sen . Kirsten Gillibrand on paid family leave, Trump family's conflict of interest
Gillibrand sat down with the co-hosts of the "The View" to discuss working across party lines to pass paid family leave legislation and the Trump family's conflict of interest with investments overseas.
Sen . Kirsten Gillibrand on health care, changes to be made in Democratic Party
Gillibrand sat down with the co-hosts of the "The View" to discuss how health care can be improved, the Democratic Party, women's role in government and more.
How everyone is reacting to the House passing the GOP health care bill
The passage of the Trump administration's health care law by the House provoked strong reactions on both sides of the political divide. Even as the House GOP leadership celebrated the measure's passing on Thursday, Senate Republicans, who will be next to consider the bill and ultimately decide its