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Democratic mega-donor Mostyn dies amid 'mental health issue'
Democratic mega donor Steve Mostyn, a powerful Texas trial lawyer who was a prominent national backer of liberal causes and candidates, has died after what his wife called "a sudden onset and battle with a mental health issue."
Trump environment nominees pressed on federal climate report
President Donald Trump's nominee to serve as his top White House environmental adviser says she is unconvinced by a recent U.S. government assessment concluding that man-made carbon emissions are the primary cause of climate change
The Note: Will Trump be Santa or the Grinch with Christmas tax cut?
The TAKE with Rick Klein “A giant tax cut for Christmas,” President Donald Trump promised the American people. What’s not clear yet is whether the public wants this gift as much as Republican representatives. The latest ABC News/Washington Post poll, conducted Sunday through Wednesday, hints at the
Rick Perry suggests fossil fuels could reduce sexual assault in Africa
The social media backlash was swift and brutal after Energy Secretary Rick Perry today suggested that fossil fuels would play a "positive role" in preventing sexual assault in Africa. Perry, who last month traveled to Cape Town, South Africa to discuss oil and gas partnerships in Africa, today tied
PR gov. threatens 'hell to pay' as probes of Whitefish contract begin
Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rossello said there will be "hell to pay" if any wronging is uncovered in the awarding of multimillion-dollar contracts after Hurricane Maria devastated the island. With more than 75 percent of Puerto Rico still without electricity in Maria's wake, U.S. lawmakers are
Trump: FEMA, first responders can't be in Puerto Rico 'forever'
President Donald Trump said Thursday the federal government cannot keep the Federal Emergency Management Agency in Puerto Rico "forever," even as the U.S. territory continues to reel from the devastation wrought by Hurricane Maria in September. "We cannot keep FEMA, the Military, the First
The Note: Trump embracing base as he battles with establishment
THE TAKE with ABC News' Rick Klein Don't take the relative Twitter silence for a declaration of peace. One upshot of President Trump 's feud with Sen. Bob Corker is the way it pushes him toward the perceived comfort of his base. The Alabama Senate race, the failure of health care and the stalled
Trump USDA nominee faces pushback over lack of experience
A former co-chairman of Donald Trump’s campaign was nominated last month as the chief scientist at the United States Department of Agriculture, a decision that has been met with pushback ahead of his forthcoming confirmation vote. President Trump chose Sam Clovis, who is currently serving as a
Hurricane Harvey wreaks historic devastation: By the numbers
The remnants of Hurricane Harvey continued to dump rain on several southern states nearly a week after making landfall in Texas as the most powerful storm to hit the mainland in over a decade. Harvey's torrential rain, devastating winds and widespread flooding have so far cost at least 39 lives,
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.