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January 19, 2021, 8:19 PM

Secretary of state nominee commits to diplomacy, diversity

Antony Blinken made his opening statement at the Senate confirmation hearing Tuesday.
January 19, 2021, 8:19 PM
Secretary of state nominee commits to diplomacy, diversity
January 16, 2021, 11:06 AM

Trump administration carries out 13th and final execution

The Trump administration has carried out its 13th and final federal execution, five days before President-elect Joe Biden is sworn in
January 16, 2021, 11:06 AM
January 13, 2021, 8:08 PM

'The president's words matter': Former acting DHS Secretary Chad Wolf

Chad Wolf said Trump deserves some of the blame for the words he used before his supporters stormed the Capitol, but took no stand on removing him from office.
January 13, 2021, 8:08 PM
'The president's words matter': Former acting DHS Secretary Chad Wolf
January 13, 2021, 7:41 PM

Pompeo cancels last overseas trip as secretary of state amid torrent of criticism of Trump

Mike Pompeo canceled his last overseas trip as secretary of state amid a torrent of global criticism of President Donald Trump.
January 13, 2021, 7:41 PM
Pompeo cancels last trip as secretary of state amid global criticism of Trump
January 5, 2021, 1:53 AM

Trump-appointed US attorney resigns in Georgia

Comes after audio was leaked in which president called him a “never-Trumper."
January 5, 2021, 1:53 AM
January 2, 2021, 11:10 AM

Senate overrides Trump’s veto for 1st time

Congress overwhelmingly passed the National Defense Authorization Act, which includes a 3% pay raise for troops, and the renaming of military bases honoring Confederate generals.
January 2, 2021, 11:10 AM
Senate overrides Trump’s veto for 1st time
1 month ago

Barr departing Justice Department following tenure packed with controversy

Attorney General Barr resigns officially Wednesday Dec. 23, bringing a close to one of the most controversial tenures for an attorney general in modern history.
1 month ago
Barr departing Justice Department following tenure packed with controversy
1 month ago

Prosecutors mull probing Giuliani's emails as part of federal investigation: Sources

Prosecutors are considering pursuing the electronic communications of Rudy Giuliani as part of a federal probe, sources told ABC News.
1 month ago
Prosecutors mull probing Giuliani's emails as part of federal investigation: Sources
1 month ago

Barr contradicts Trump before leaving attorney general role

President Donald Trump said China may have been behind the cyberattack that targeted federal agencies and private companies, but Attorney General William Barr said it “appears to be the Russians.”
1 month ago
Barr contradicts Trump before leaving attorney general role
1 month ago

Trump rushes to dole out plum appointments to allies on way out the door

President Donald Trump is doling out plum appointments to allies in the final weeks of presidency.
1 month ago
Trump doles out plum appointments to allies in final weeks of presidency
1 month ago

Pompeo in quarantine after COVID exposure

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo was in quarantine Wednesday after being exposed to someone who tested positive for COVID-19.
1 month ago
Pompeo in quarantine after COVID exposure
1 month ago

Attorney General William Barr to resign

Barr, whose resignation was announced by President Donald Trump on Twitter, said in his resignation letter that Trump was the victim of constant partisan attacks.
1 month ago
Attorney General William Barr to resign
1 month ago

Attorney General William Barr to resign, Trump tweets

Attorney General William Barr is resigning from the Justice Department before Christmas, President Donald Trump tweeted Monday evening.
1 month ago
Attorney General William Barr to resign, Trump tweets
1 month ago

Attorney General William Barr resigning from Justice Department

President Donald Trump tweeted that Deputy Attorney General Jeff Rosen will become acting attorney general after Barr departs Dec. 23.
1 month ago
Attorney General William Barr resigning from Justice Department
1 month ago

Space Force’s mission is to provide national security, not look for ETs: General

Gen. John W. "Jay" Raymond explains what the newest arm of the military actually does.
1 month ago
Space Force’s mission is to provide national security, not look for ETs: General
1 month ago

Dunes at Trump's Scottish golf course lose protected status

Conservation officials in Scotland say the coastal sand dunes at President Donald Trump’s Aberdeenshire golf resort have lost their special status as a protected environmental site
1 month ago
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Ahead of Senate runoffs, Pompeo travels to Georgia for politically tinged speech

Ahead of the Senate runoffs, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo travels to Georgia for speech amid speculation about his own political aspirations.
1 month ago
Ahead of Senate runoffs, Pompeo travels to Georgia for politically tinged speech
1 month ago

As lawyers keep pushing Trump election challenges, calls for sanctions mount

As President Donald Trump and his allies continue to bring legal challenges in an effort to overturn the election, some election officials are starting to cry foul.
1 month ago
As lawyers keep pushing Trump election challenges, calls for sanctions mount
2 months ago

Pompeo invites hundreds to indoor State Dept. holiday parties despite pandemic

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is inviting hundreds of people to indoor State Department holiday parties amid the pandemic despite expert warnings.
2 months ago
Pompeo invites hundreds to indoor State Dept. holiday parties despite pandemic
2 months ago

Attorney General William Barr's job in jeopardy

President Donald Trump is said to be "livid" following Attorney General William Barr's declaration that the Justice Department has "not seen fraud" in the election, ABC's Faith Abubey reports.
2 months ago
Attorney General William Barr's job in jeopardy
2 months ago
Mnuchin faces grilling over shutdown of CARES Act loan programs
2 months ago

Jared Kushner to travel to Saudi Arabia, Qatar this week

President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and adviser Jared Kushner will travel to Saudi Arabia and Qatar this week as part of negotiations to end a longtime boycott of Qatar
2 months ago
2 months ago

President Trump pardons Michael Flynn, who pleaded guilty to lying to FBI

President Donald Trump announced on Twitter that he pardoned his first and former national security adviser Michael Flynn.
2 months ago
President Trump pardons Michael Flynn
2 months ago

Chad Wolf to be new acting secretary of Homeland Security

Chad Wolf will will replace former acting Secretary Kevin McAleenan.
2 months ago
Chad Wolf to be new acting secretary of Homeland Security
2 months ago

Mnuchin seeks to end several Federal Reserve emergency lending programs

Mnuchin said he will not extend a handful of the emergency lending programs the Fed implemented earlier this year to buoy the economy amid the coronavirus pandemic.
2 months ago
Mnuchin seeks to end several Federal Reserve emergency lending programs
2 months ago

As pandemic surges, Trump White House calls Thanksgiving restrictions 'Orwellian'

The Trump White House on Wednesday tried to make Thanksgiving a new political flashpoint, calling restrictions recommended by health experts and governors "Orwellian."
2 months ago
As pandemic surges, Trump White House calls Thanksgiving restrictions 'Orwellian'
2 months ago

Fallout as Trump terminates his defense secretary and top cybersecurity official

Former Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano and Rep. Denver Riggleman discuss the fallout as the president nears the end of his term in office.
2 months ago
Fallout as Trump terminates his defense secretary and top cybersecurity official
2 months ago

New defense secretary moves to withdraw troops, raising concerns

Chris Miller announced Tuesday that 2,000 troops will be removed from Afghanistan and other countries by Jan. 15, 2021, despite his predecessor cautioning against the move.
2 months ago
New defense secretary moves to withdraw troops, raising concerns
2 months ago

US secretary of state begins difficult 7-nation tour in France

Secretary of state discussed "global challenges" with Paris think tank members.
2 months ago
2 months ago

Trump and Pompeo's refusal to concede election could damage America's 'soft power' around the world

At a press conference on Tuesday, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo refused to concede the election. Experts warn the fallout could damage the America's reputation.
2 months ago
Trump's refusal to concede could damage America's 'soft power' around the world
2 months ago

Shakeup at the Pentagon after defense secretary fired

Since Mark Esper was fired, more top officials are being forced out to be replaced by Trump loyalists, including the head of policy, intelligence and security.
2 months ago
Shakeup at the Pentagon after defense secretary fired
2 months ago

'There will be a smooth transition to a second Trump administration': Pompeo

The secretary of state disputed the apparent results of the election on Tuesday, saying the outcome was still unresolved
2 months ago
'There will be a smooth transition to a second Trump administration': Pompeo
2 months ago

Day after defense secretary fired, top Pentagon policy officials asked to resign

A day after President Donald Trump fired Defense Secretary Esper, several top Pentagon officials are asked to resign
2 months ago
Day after defense secretary fired, top Pentagon policy officials asked to resign
2 months ago

Trump says he's fired Defense Secretary Mark Esper

President Trump on Monday fired Defense Secretary Mark Esper.
2 months ago
Trump says he's fired Defense Secretary Mark Esper
2 months ago

President Trump fires Defense Secretary Mark Esper

Move comes after loss to President-elect Joe Biden.
2 months ago
President Trump fires Defense Secretary Mark Esper
2 months ago

Dr. Ben Carson, campaign adviser David Bossie latest in Trump orbit to test positive for COVID-19

Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson tested positive for COVID-19 Monday morning -- becoming the latest member in Trump’s orbit to contract the virus.
2 months ago
Dr. Ben Carson, campaign adviser David Bossie latest in Trump orbit to test positive
2 months ago

President Trump fires Defense Secretary Mark Esper

Christopher C. Miller, director of national counterterrorism center, will be acting secretary of defense.
2 months ago
President Trump fires Defense Secretary Mark Esper
2 months ago

Ben Carson tests positive for COVID-19

The HUD secretary, who attended President Trump’s campaign election night watch party at the White House, tested positive Monday morning.
2 months ago
Ben Carson tests positive for COVID-19
2 months ago

White House chief of staff Mark Meadows tests positive for COVID-19

Trump was hospitalized last month with the virus.
2 months ago
White House chief of staff Mark Meadows tests positive for COVID-19
3 months ago

'Anonymous,' author of White House tell-all book, revealed to be Miles Taylor

"Anonymous," the author of a tell-all book from a person who was currently serving in the Trump administration, has revealed themselves.
3 months ago
 'Anonymous,' author of White House tell-all book, revealed to be Miles Taylor
3 months ago

Pompeo, in Indonesia, renews China attacks as US vote looms

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is in Indonesia renewing the Trump administration's rhetorical onslaught against China as the American presidential election looms
3 months ago
Pompeo, in Indonesia, renews China attacks as US vote looms
3 months ago

Kushner says Black people must 'want to be successful'

Presidential adviser Jared Kushner says President Donald Trump wants to help Black Americans, but they have to “want to be successful” for his policies to work
3 months ago
3 months ago

Mike Pence's chief of staff, 4 others test positive for COVID-19

At least five people in the vice president's inner circle have contracted the virus in recent days, including his chief of staff Marc Short and body man Zach Bauer.
3 months ago
Mike Pence's chief of staff, 4 others test positive for COVID-19
3 months ago

Ken Kurson, hired by Jared Kushner to run the Observer, accused of 'stalking and harassment'

Ken Kurson, hired by Jared Kushner as editor at the Observer, is facing criminal charges.
3 months ago
Ken Kurson, hired by Jared Kushner to run the Observer, accused of 'stalking'
3 months ago

Ethicists say Trump special treatment raises fairness issues

Ethics experts say the special treatment President Donald Trump received to access an experimental COVID-19 drug raises fairness issues and the public’s right to know more about Trump's condition
3 months ago
Ethicists say Trump special treatment raises fairness issues
3 months ago

Trump administration faulted over breaks for oil companies

A U.S. government watchdog agency is faulting the Trump administration’s handling of a COVID-19 relief effort that awarded energy companies breaks on payments for oil and gas extracted from public lands in Western states in more than 500 cases
3 months ago
3 months ago

White House aides anxious as coronavirus cases rise in Trump's orbit: Sources

Multiple sources said there is "a full-blown freak-out" in the administration.
3 months ago
White House aides anxious as coronavirus cases rise in Trump's orbit: Sources
4 months ago

Judge says government's suit over Bolton book can proceed

A judge has ruled that the Trump administration can move forward with its lawsuit against former national security adviser John Bolton over that his tell-all book, which officials say contains classified information
4 months ago
4 months ago

Trump to cut refugee admissions to new record low while those accepted left in limbo

The administration missed a deadline, halting new entries and cases.
4 months ago
Trump to cut refugee admissions to record low while those accepted left in limbo
4 months ago

Judge accuses Trump administration of defying order on census count, suggests contempt proceedings

Judge accuses Trump of defying court ruling on census count, suggests contempt proceedings
4 months ago
Judge accuses Trump admin of defying order on census count, threatens contempt