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February 28, 2024 at 1:22 AM

Intense Oval Office meeting leads to pressure on House Speaker Mike Johnson

The House speaker took heavy criticism over the lack of funding for Ukraine.
February 28, 2024 at 1:22 AM
Intense Oval Office meeting leads to pressure on House Speaker Mike Johnson
February 27, 2024 at 7:20 PM

Schumer, Johnson deliver remarks following meeting with Biden on Ukraine aid bill

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer called the meeting the most intense he's ever had, but both he and House Speaker Mike Johnson are confident a government shutdown can be averted.
February 27, 2024 at 7:20 PM
Schumer, Johnson deliver remarks following meeting with Biden on Ukraine aid bill
February 27, 2024 at 5:07 PM

What 538's new primary polling averages say about 3 key Senate races

538 has new primary polling averages for Senate races in California, Ohio and West Virginia.
February 27, 2024 at 5:07 PM
What 538's new primary polling averages say about 3 key Senate races
February 26, 2024 at 10:05 PM

Here we go again: Congress faces looming government shutdown deadline

Congress has its back against the wall as the clock ticks down to renew funding for several key government programs before a looming funding deadline.
February 26, 2024 at 10:05 PM
Here we go again: Congress faces looming government shutdown deadline
February 25, 2024 at 8:14 PM

Biden and Utah's governor call for less bitterness and more bipartisanship in the nation's politics

President Biden and Utah Gov. Spencer Cox are calling for less bitterness.
February 25, 2024 at 8:14 PM
February 25, 2024 at 6:18 PM

Black women candidates eye historic Senate wins in 2024

ABC News’ Rachel Scott sits down with Barbara Lee, Angela Alsobrooks, and Lisa Blunt Rochester on “This Week.”
February 25, 2024 at 6:18 PM
Black women candidates eye historic Senate wins in 2024
February 25, 2024 at 5:27 PM

3 Black women aim for historic Senate wins in 2024: 'My intention is to make a difference'

Rep. Barbara Lee, Prince George County, Maryland, Executive Angela Alsobrooks and Rep. Lisa Blunt Rochester are running for Senate and hope to serve alongside one another
February 25, 2024 at 5:27 PM
3 Black women aim for historic Senate wins: 'My intention is to make a difference'
February 25, 2024 at 5:03 PM

Speaker Mike Johnson can 'bend the course of history' by backing Ukraine funding, White House says

Jake Sullivan pressured Mike Johnson Sunday to put a bipartisan Senate foreign aid bill to a House vote, arguing doing so could help turn the tide in the war in Ukraine.
February 25, 2024 at 5:03 PM
Speaker Johnson can 'bend the course of history' by backing Ukraine, White House says
February 22, 2024 at 3:49 AM

Raskin blasts GOP's top Biden impeachment witness Tony Bobulinski over interview with Oversight panel

Rep. Jamie Raskin, D-Md., slammed Tony Bobulinski, a top witness in House Republicans' impeachment inquiry into President Biden, in a letter first obtained by ABC News.
February 22, 2024 at 3:49 AM
Raskin blasts GOP's top Biden impeachment witness over interview with Oversight panel
February 22, 2024 at 12:52 AM

Businessman Eric Hovde enters Wisconsin Senate race, setting up showdown in key battleground

Republican businessman Eric Hovde officially entered the U.S. Senate race in Wisconsin this week as he tries to topple two-term Democratic incumbent Tammy Baldwin
February 22, 2024 at 12:52 AM
Eric Hovde enters Wisconsin Senate race, setting up showdown in key battleground
February 20, 2024 at 3:26 PM

Supreme Court rejects appeal from 3 GOP House members over $500 mask fines

The Supreme Court has rejected appeals from three Republican U.S. House members who challenged fines for not wearing face coverings on the House floor in 2021
February 20, 2024 at 3:26 PM
Supreme Court rejects appeal from 3 GOP House members over $500 mask fines
February 20, 2024 at 11:21 AM

Bipartisan House members unveil new border, foreign aid proposal

A bipartisan group of House lawmakers unveiled a new proposal to provide defense-only aid for Ukraine, Israel and Taiwan and funds for the U.S. southern border.
February 20, 2024 at 11:21 AM
Bipartisan House members unveil new border, foreign aid proposal
February 20, 2024 at 2:34 AM

Biden criticizes House GOP over Ukraine aid

The president said House Republicans are "making a big mistake" by not passing additional aid to Ukraine.
February 20, 2024 at 2:34 AM
Biden criticizes House GOP over Ukraine aid
February 19, 2024 at 8:03 PM

Biden says GOP making 'big mistake' on Ukraine aid

President Biden, in the wake of the death of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, said Republicans are “making a big mistake” in opposing Ukraine aid.
February 19, 2024 at 8:03 PM
Biden says GOP making 'big mistake' on Ukraine aid
February 19, 2024 at 4:59 PM

Biden says GOP making 'big mistake' on Ukraine aid, willing to meet with Johnson

President Biden, in the wake of the death of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, said Republicans are “making a big mistake” in opposing Ukraine aid.
February 19, 2024 at 4:59 PM
Biden says GOP making 'big mistake' on Ukraine aid, willing to meet with Johnson
February 19, 2024 at 3:39 PM

Biden blasts Congress for failing to pass aid package for Ukraine

President Joe Biden said lawmakers' inability to pass more aid has left Ukraine’s military without enough ammunition, helping lead to the fall of key Ukrainian city Avdiivka.
February 19, 2024 at 3:39 PM
Biden blasts Congress for failing to pass aid package for Ukraine
February 18, 2024 at 6:16 PM

House GOP effort to impeach Biden is a ‘nothingburger’: Donna Brazile

The Powerhouse Roundtable breaks down the latest news on “This Week.”
February 18, 2024 at 6:16 PM
House GOP effort to impeach Biden is a ‘nothingburger’: Donna Brazile
February 16, 2024 at 10:29 PM

Not taking care of business: Congress on winter vacation, leaving long list of challenges behind

The House and Senate are on winter recess -- as the next government shutdown looms and other pressing issues such as Ukraine, Israel and the border remain unaddressed.
February 16, 2024 at 10:29 PM
Congress on winter vacation, leaving long list of challenges behind
February 16, 2024 at 8:38 PM

What the New York 3rd special election means for November

Democrats overperforming in special contests doesn't say much about the general election. Plus, why it's not a big deal that the polls were slightly off.
February 16, 2024 at 8:38 PM
What the New York 3rd special election means for November
February 14, 2024 at 6:08 PM

Mike Johnson, other Republicans downplay losing seat in New York to Democrat

House Speaker Mike Johnson poured cold water on Democrat Tom Suozzi's win in New York, waving off the defeat despite its impact on the GOP's majority.
February 14, 2024 at 6:08 PM
Mike Johnson, other House Republicans downplay losing seat in New York
February 14, 2024 at 4:26 PM

House Speaker Mike Johnson doubles down on opposing foreign aid bill

Speaker Mike Johnson said House Republicans will not be "forced" into passing a foreign aid package for Ukraine and Israel.
February 14, 2024 at 4:26 PM
House Speaker Mike Johnson doubles down on opposing foreign aid bill
February 14, 2024 at 2:21 PM

Tom Suozzi projected to fill George Santos’ House seat after special election

The Democrat former congressman will defeat Republican rival Mazi Pilip in a closely watched special election to represent New York's 3rd Congressional District, ABC News projects.
February 14, 2024 at 2:21 PM
Tom Suozzi projected to fill George Santos’ House seat after special election
February 14, 2024 at 2:49 AM

Republicans rehash familiar talking points in the DHS Secretary Mayorkas impeachment hearing

House Republicans are moving ahead with impeachment proceedings against DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas as they continue to make immigration a key 2024 campaign issue.
February 14, 2024 at 2:49 AM
Republicans rehash familiar talking points in the Mayorkas impeachment hearing
February 13, 2024 at 6:47 PM

Voters head to polls in special election to replace George Santos’ seat

Democrat Tom Suozzi, who previously held the seat, is facing Republican Mazi Pilip to represent New York's 3rd District after former Rep. George Santos' expulsion from the House late last year.
February 13, 2024 at 6:47 PM
Voters head to polls in special election to replace George Santos’ seat
February 13, 2024 at 4:16 PM

Voters head to polls in special election to replace George Santos

Despite the bad weather, New York voters are heading to the polls Tuesday for a rare special election to fill George Santos's House seat.
February 13, 2024 at 4:16 PM
Voters head to polls in special election to replace George Santos
February 13, 2024 at 3:59 PM

Senate passes aid bill for Israel, Taiwan, Ukraine

A bipartisan group of U.S. senators voted to pass the $95 billion foreign aid bill for Israel, Taiwan and Ukraine early Tuesday, but its fate in the House is still uncertain.
February 13, 2024 at 3:59 PM
Senate passes aid bill for Israel, Taiwan, Ukraine
February 13, 2024 at 3:37 PM

Tom Suozzi's race against Mazi Pilip in Long Island election is high stakes

In the Feb. 13 race for New York's 3rd District seat on Long Island, former Rep. Tom Suozzi faces Mazi Pilip to succeed George Santos.
February 13, 2024 at 3:37 PM
Tom Suozzi's race against Mazi Pilip in Long Island election is high stakes
February 13, 2024 at 3:28 PM

House Republicans, with Scalise returning, to try again to impeach Mayorkas

Steve Scalise is set to return to Capitol Hill this week where he is expected to vote with his fellow Republicans on Tuesday to impeach Alejandro Mayorkas.
February 13, 2024 at 3:28 PM
House Republicans, with Scalise returning, to try again to impeach Mayorkas
February 13, 2024 at 12:33 PM

Who will replace George Santos?

Democrat Tom Suozzi leads Republican Mazi Pilip in polls.
February 13, 2024 at 12:33 PM
Who will replace George Santos?
February 13, 2024 at 11:09 AM

Why the stakes look 'quite high' in the battle to win George Santos' seat in New York

In the Feb. 13 race for New York's 3rd District seat on Long Island, former Rep. Tom Suozzi faces Mazi Pilip to succeed George Santos
February 13, 2024 at 11:09 AM
Why the stakes look 'quite high' in the battle to win George Santos' seat in New York
February 13, 2024 at 4:57 AM

Why the election to replace George Santos is so competitive

538's preview of the New York 3rd District special election to replace George Santos.
February 13, 2024 at 4:57 AM
Why the election to replace George Santos is so competitive
February 12, 2024 at 10:37 PM

House Republicans seek testimony as well as transcripts from Biden special counsel: Sources

They've asked Attorney General Merrick Garland for audio recordings as well.
February 12, 2024 at 10:37 PM
House GOP seeks testimony as well as transcripts from Biden special counsel: Sources
February 12, 2024 at 7:28 PM

Schumer on $95B Ukraine-Israel aid bill: 'It's time to get the job done'

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer pushed his Senate colleagues Monday to finally "finish the job" and get the $95 billion foreign aid bill across the finish line.
February 12, 2024 at 7:28 PM
Schumer on $95B Ukraine-Israel aid bill: 'It's time to get the job done'
February 12, 2024 at 6:51 PM

Long Island could see up to 8 inches of snow on Election Day in key House race

Winter weather and snow are forecast on Long Island on Tuesday, which is Election Day in the New York 3rd District race
February 12, 2024 at 6:51 PM
Long Island could see up to 8 inches of snow on Election Day in key House race
February 11, 2024 at 10:33 PM

Bade: Many saying if Trump is elected, there's 'no place for McConnell' in leadership

The Powerhouse Roundtable breaks down the latest news on “This Week.”
February 11, 2024 at 10:33 PM
Bade: Many saying if Trump is elected, there's 'no place for McConnell' in leadership
February 11, 2024 at 8:58 PM

Sen. Coons defends Biden's mental acuity: ‘Small gaffes’ are ‘not what matters’

ABC News’ Jonathan Karl interviews Sen. Chris Coons, D-Del., on “This Week.”
February 11, 2024 at 8:58 PM
Sen. Coons defends Biden's mental acuity: ‘Small gaffes’ are ‘not what matters’
February 9, 2024 at 8:02 PM

Rep. Elise Stefanik, possible Trump VP contender, signals she wouldn't have certified 2020 election

Elise Stefanik, who is being floated as a possible running mate to Donald Trump in 2024, said she "would not have done what Mike Pence did" on Jan. 6, 2021.
February 9, 2024 at 8:02 PM
Stefanik, possible Trump VP pick, signals she wouldn't have certified 2020 election
February 8, 2024 at 9:41 PM

Rep. Adam Smith discusses failed Mayorkas vote

The House Armed Services Committee's Democratic leader Rep. Adam Smith, D-Wash., discusses the failed Mayorkas vote and a failure to pass an Israel funding bill.
February 8, 2024 at 9:41 PM
Rep. Adam Smith discusses failed Mayorkas vote
February 8, 2024 at 1:07 AM

House speaker admits 'it was a mess' as gridlock continues

Congress is now left with unanswered questions about border security along with aid for Israel and Ukraine.
February 8, 2024 at 1:07 AM
House speaker admits 'it was a mess' as gridlock continues
February 7, 2024 at 10:42 PM

Border bill fails Senate vote

ABC News’ Jay O’Brien is on Capitol Hill where a Senate vote for a bill that would give funding to border security as well as providing funds to Ukraine has failed.
February 7, 2024 at 10:42 PM
Border bill fails Senate vote
February 7, 2024 at 9:15 PM

Schumer goads GOP into taking 2 Senate votes on national security supplemental bill

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer is planning to hold two separate votes Wednesday on the bipartisan national security supplemental bill.
February 7, 2024 at 9:15 PM
Schumer goads GOP into taking 2 Senate votes on national security supplemental bill
February 7, 2024 at 8:40 PM

Latest on failed impeachment of Secretary Mayorkas

Senior congressional correspondent Rachel Scott breaks down the failed Mayorkas impeachment, and more on the day’s latest headlines.
February 7, 2024 at 8:40 PM
Latest on failed impeachment of Secretary Mayorkas
February 7, 2024 at 8:34 PM

Move to impeach homeland security chief backfires

A Republican effort to impeach Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas failed Tuesday night after a surprise appearance by a congressman in hospital scrubs. ABC News’ Ike Ejiochi explains.
February 7, 2024 at 8:34 PM
Move to impeach homeland security chief backfires
February 7, 2024 at 5:08 PM

Speaker Mike Johnson says there will be another vote to impeach Mayorkas

Johnson called the two failed motions on Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas and aid to Israel a setback, but promised to get the job done.
February 7, 2024 at 5:08 PM
Speaker Mike Johnson says there will be another vote to impeach Mayorkas
February 7, 2024 at 4:15 PM

Speaker Mike Johnson faces embarrassing setbacks with 2 failed motions

Republicans are in disarray after failing to impeach Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas and secure aid to Israel.
February 7, 2024 at 4:15 PM
Speaker Mike Johnson faces embarrassing setbacks with 2 failed motions
February 7, 2024 at 12:53 PM

House fails to pass GOP-led resolution to impeach Sec. Mayorkas

ABC's Jay O'Brien, legal analyst Kim Wehle, and Rep. Ken Buck break down the House's vote for the "motion to reconsider" the impeachment of Homeland Security Sec. Alejandro Mayorkas.
February 7, 2024 at 12:53 PM
House fails to pass GOP-led resolution to impeach Sec. Mayorkas
February 7, 2024 at 12:32 AM

Amid battle over Senate border bill, here's how it would overhaul the system

The new Senate immigration bill seeks to address one of the most complex and politically fraught issues facing the United States: what to do about the southern border
February 7, 2024 at 12:32 AM
Amid battle over Senate border bill, here's how it would overhaul the system
February 7, 2024 at 12:16 AM

The push to impeach Sec. Mayorkas facing critical test in the House

Republicans are preparing to hold a vote on impeachment articles against Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas. ABC News contributor Maria Elena Salinas joins the Big Story.
February 7, 2024 at 12:16 AM
The push to impeach Sec. Mayorkas facing critical test in the House
February 6, 2024 at 11:56 PM

House to vote on impeachment effort of DHS Secretary Mayorkas

Also, our panel reacts to the Jennifer Crumbley verdict and later discusses Meta’s response to AI-generated images.
February 6, 2024 at 11:56 PM
House to vote on impeachment effort of DHS Secretary Mayorkas
February 6, 2024 at 11:27 PM

'No real chance': McConnell says Senate border deal is going nowhere

The Senate's bipartisan border deal is teetering on collapse Tuesday as many Republicans say they will block the procedural vote set for later this week.
February 6, 2024 at 11:27 PM
'No real chance': McConnell says Senate border deal is going nowhere