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Missouri governor's troubles could trickle down to state's competitive Senate contest
Missouri’s U.S. Senate contest could be tied to the fate of the state’s Republican governor, Eric Greitens, who is facing calls to resign after a shocking report detailing an alleged nonconsensual sexual encounter with his former hairdresser. The highly competitive race, in which both parties are
Trump turns spotlight on violent video games in wake of Parkland shootings
President Donald Trump is set to meet with representatives from the video game industry at the White House Thursday after the president pointed to violent games as a contributing factor to school violence in the wake of the Parkland, Fla. high school shooting. Since the shooting, the president has
Trump administration to announce 'new conscience and religious freedom' division at HHS
The Trump administration will announce Thursday a new division within the Department of Health and Human Services devoted to "conscience and religious freedom." Social conservatives and religious liberty leaders have anticipated conscience and religious freedom protections to come out of HHS, and
Republicans propose an amendment that would bar Department of Defense from funding transgender medical surgeries
Democrats are enraged today by an amendment to the defense authorization bill that would prohibit the Department of Defense from using any government money to provide medical treatment related to gender transition. The amendment, which was offered by Republican Rep. Vicky Hartzler of Missouri, bans
From Tanning to Shoveling Dung: What Congress Is Doing On Its Summer Vacation
Forbes may have rated DC the coolest city in the nation – but lawmakers off for the August recess often find more to love in their home districts than in Washington. Sure, high-profile meetings with international leaders are fun to brag about at a dinner...
Thousands March Through Washington Snow For Annual Rally Against Abortion
WASHINGTON , D.C. — Numbing cold didn’t stop thousands of anti-abortion activists from descending on the nation’s capital today for their annual “March for Life.” The demonstration falls each year on the anniversary of the Supreme Court’s 1973 decision to legalize abortion in Roe v....
Intel Questions Plague Obama
By MICHAEL FALCONE (@michaelpfalcone) NOTABLES SENATE INTEL CHAIR CALLS FOR ‘MAJOR REVIEW’: Despite the furor over spying on its friends, the Obama administration is undecided on whether it will stop surveillance of all its allies after the head of the Senate Intelligence Committee claimed it...
Ike Skelton, Longtime Former Congressman, Dies at 81
Ike Skelton, a Missouri Democrat who spent more than three decades in Congress and served as chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, died today. He was 81. Two senior House aides confirmed Skelton’s death to ABC News. Skelton, who was elected to 17 terms...
Pols React to Colorado Shooting
ABC’s Kyle Blaine, Jilian Fama and Meghan Kiesel report: Politicians have taken to Twitter to respond to the early morning shootings at a “Dark Knight Rises” premiere in Aurora, Colo. We will support each other as a community and bring the shooter to justice. #theatershooting -Colorado Sen....
Transcript: 10 Freshmen Lawmakers Talk With Diane Sawyer
Diane Sawyer interviews Sen. Rand Paul (Ky Mike Lee (Utah), Mo Brooks (Ala Marlin Stutzman (Ind Frank Guinta (N.H Vicky Hartzler (Mo Scott Tipton (Col Paul Gosar (Ariz Tim Huelskamp (Kan and Michael Grimm (N.Y.) on the debt deal and Washington's spending. DIANE SAWYER: So we're just gonna start in