Political News

Latest Politics Headlines

1 hour ago

How past assassination attempts have affected the US election.

ABC News Podcast host Brad Mielke provides more into past and present assassination attempts and how they have affected the U.S. election.
1 hour ago
VIDEO: Past attacks affecting the US election
1 hour ago

Trump, Vance families enter the spotlight

As the families of Donald Trump and JD Vance enter the spotlight, who they are and what their anticipated roles in the Trump campaign will be.
1 hour ago
VIDEO: Trump, Vance families enter the spotlight
July 18

2024 Republican National Convention: Night 3

Featuring appearances by Kai Trump, Donald Trump Jr. and JD Vance.
July 18
VIDEO: 2024 Republican National Convention: Night 3
July 18

Trump to give RNC keynote, says he'll stress 'unity' after assassination attempt

"It's a moment for the country," one person said.
July 18
Former president and Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump stands at the lectern during a sound check on the third day of the 2024 Republican National Convention at the Fiserv Forum in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, on July 17, 2024.
July 18

RNC Day 3 highlights: J.D. Vance delivers remarks as Trump’s VP nominee

Trump’s VP pick, J.D. Vance, along with his wife Usha Vance, made their national debut on the 3rd night of the Republican National Convention.
July 18
Trump’s VP pick, J.D. Vance, along with his wife Usha Vance, made their national debut on the 3rd night of the Republican National Convention.
July 18

JD Vance delivers keynote address

Ohio Sen. JD Vance delivered his first speech as Trump's running mate, speaking at length about the former president, including the assassination attempt.
July 18
VIDEO: JD Vance delivers keynote address
July 17

JD Vance formally accepts Vice President nomination

Day 3 of the Republican National Convention featured the prime-time debut of JD Vance introducing himself both to Republicans and Americans nationwide. (edited)
July 17
VIDEO: JD Vance formally accepts Vice President nomination
July 17

Usha Vance touts husband before his big speech

Usha Chilukuri Vance was the penultimate speaker of the night and talked personally about their relationship and JD Vance's work in the Senate.
July 17
VIDEO: Usha Vance touts husband before his big speech
July 17

Donald Trump Jr.: 'On Nov. 5, we will fight with our vote'

After introducing his daughter, Kai Trump, at the RNC, Donald Trump Jr. praised the teen for her "incredible work" then said, "Now back to business."
July 17
VIDEO: Donald Trump Jr.: 'On Nov. 5, we will fight with our vote'
July 17

Trump's grandchild, Kai Trump, addresses RNC

Kai Trump, the eldest granddaughter of Trump, took to the RNC to, as she put it, "share the side of my grandpa that people don't often see."
July 17
VIDEO: Kai Trump grandchild Kai Trump addresses RNC
July 17

Crowd emotional, rises to their feet for D-Day vet

William Pekrul’s speech had some attendees wiping tears from their eyes.
July 17
VIDEO: Crowd emotional, rises to their feet for D-Day vet
July 17

Who is Kai Trump? Trump's granddaughter speaks at RNC

"I am honored to be speaking at the RNC," the 17-year-old said.
July 17
Kai Trump, daughter of Donald Trump, Jr., speaks on Day 3 of the Republican National Convention (RNC) in Milwaukee, Wis., July 17, 2024.
July 17

Jewish Harvard student speaks out against campus protests

Shabbos Kestenbaum, an Orthodox Jewish Harvard student who is suing the school over its handling of the anti-Israel protests, speaks at the Republican National Convention in Milwaukee.
July 17
VIDEO: Jewish Harvard student speaks out against campus protests
July 17

Vivek Ramaswamy on JD Vance's candidacy for Vice President

ABC News' Linsey Davis speaks with former Republican presidential candidate Vivek Ramaswamy about his longtime friendship with JD Vance and Vance's qualifications for Vice President.
July 17
VIDEO: Vivek Ramaswamy on JD Vance's candidacy for Vice President
July 17

ABC News' Byron Pitts on Black voters and the Republican Party

ABC News' Linsey Davis speaks with "Nightline" co-host Byron Pitts about his conversations with Black male voters on the current state of politics and GOP attempts to court them.
July 17
VIDEO: ABC News' Byron Pitts on Black voters and the Republican Party
July 17

Gold Star Afghanistan families talk about Trump's support

Families of soldiers who died during the withdrawal from Afghanistan in 2021, some of whom were holding pictures of their relatives, took the stage.
July 17
VIDEO: Gold Star families read names of service members lost in Afghanistan
July 17

Republican and Democratic campaigns remain split on immigration

ABC News' Linsey Davis speaks with contributor Maria Elena Salinas about the Biden administration's executive actions and efforts to debunk misinformation about migrants at the border.
July 17
VIDEO: Republican and Democratic campaigns remain split on immigration
July 17

What is a convention delegate?

FiveThirtyEight's Galen Druke sits down with ABC News reporter Will Ganns to breakdown the complicated question around party conventions: why are delegates a thing?
July 17
FiveThirtyEight's Galen Druke sits down with ABC News reporter Will Ganns to breakdown the complicated question around party conventions: why are delegates a thing?
July 17

Where the votes of Nikki Haley supporters could be headed

ABC News' Rachel Scott speaks with battleground-state Republicans who supported Nikki Haley during the primaries and asks who they'll support this November.
July 17
VIDEO: Where the votes of Nikki Haley supporters could be headed
July 17

Florida Rep. Michael Waltz addresses the RNC

Florida Congressman Michael Waltz speaks to the crowd at the Republican National Convention in Milwaukee.
July 17
VIDEO: Florida Rep. Michael Waltz addresses the RNC
July 17

Schumer privately urged Biden to step aside in 2024 election: Sources

A spokesman told ABC News,"Leader Schumer conveyed the views of his caucus."
July 17
President Joe Biden and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer greet guests during a celebration for Jewish American Heritage Month at the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, D.C., on May 20, 2024.
July 17

Gov. Burgum focuses on energy

North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum, a one-time presidential hopeful and a top candidate for Trump's running mate, largely focused on energy during his speech.
July 17
VIDEO: Gov. Burgum focuses on energy
July 17

Trump arrives at convention

Trump has walked out on the convention floor to the James Brown song "It's A Man's Man's Man's World."
July 17
VIDEO: Trump arrives at convention
July 17

Abbott says Trump will secure border

Texas Governor Greg Abbott touted former President Trump’s border policies and his own as the largest border state governor in the country. The governor received a raucous reception at the RNC.
July 17
VIDEO: Abbott says Trump will secure border
July 17

Gingrich says Trump embraces Reagan principles

Newt Gingrich, the former House Speaker who ushered in “Contract of America” conservatism, tried to square Trump’s brand of Republicanism with Reagan’s.
July 17
VIDEO: Gingrich says Trump embraces Reagan principles
July 17

President Joe Biden has tested positive for COVID-19: White House

He was set to speak at a UnidosUS conference Wednesday.
July 17
President Joe Biden and Maritza Rodriguez, Biden for President Latina adviser, greets patrons at Linda Michoacan Mexican Restaurant, during a stop in Las Vegas, on July 17, 2024.
July 17

California's ban on LGBTQ parental notification policies faces legal challenge

Advocates say the policies can be harmful to LGBTQ youth with unsafe homes.
July 17
California Governor Gavin Newsom reacts as he speaks to the members of the press on the day of the first presidential debate hosted by CNN in Atlanta, GA, June 27, 2024.
July 17

GOP trying to court young voters

As RNC Day 3 continues, Brilyn Hollyhand of the RNC Youth Advisory Council joins the show to discuss the concerns of today’s conservative youth.
July 17
VIDEO: GOP trying to court young voters
July 17

Biden said he might leave office 'if I had some medical condition that emerged'

His latest in shifting reasons came before the White House said he had COVID-19.
July 17
President Joe Biden leaves the podium after speaking during the 115th National Association for the Advancement of Colored People National Convention in in Las Vegas, NV, July 16, 2024.
July 17

Trump’s VP pick JD Vance slated to speak at RNC

Several people are on Wednesday's RNC lineup, including Donald Trump’s running mate, JD Vance. Coign VP of communications and former RNC staff, Cassie Smedile joins the show.
July 17
VIDEO: Trump’s VP pick JD Vance slated to speak at RNC
July 17

Asking Wisconsin voters: 'Who are you voting for in 2024?'

Voters in Wisconsin share which candidate they are voting for in the 2024 election and why.
July 17
Asking Wisconsin voters: 'Who are you voting for in 2024?'
July 17

Pentagon leaker Jack Teixeira to face military court-martial, Air Force says

Teixeira was previously convicted on federal charges.
July 17
An undated picture shows Jack Douglas Teixeira, a 21-year-old member of the U.S. Air National Guard, who was arrested by the FBI, over his alleged involvement in leaks online of classified documents, posing for a selfie at an unidentified location.
July 17

Republican voters looking for US to stop funding foreign wars

News' Jay O'Brien and Rachel Bade discuss how GOP voters feel about J.D. Vance and funding Ukraine and Israel's wars.
July 17
VIDEO: Republican voters looking for US to stop funding foreign wars
July 17

Trump’s VP pick Vance opposes US aid for Ukraine, intensifying fear for Kyiv's future

“I don't really care what happens to Ukraine,” Vance has said.
July 17
Former President Donald Trump pumps his fist alongside Republican vice-presidential candidate J.D. Vance during the second day of the 2024 Republican National Convention, in Milwaukee, July 16, 2024.
July 17

Rep. David Kustoff says Israel's fight against terror is also America's battle

Kustoff serves the eighth district in Tennessee and is one of two Jewish Republicans in Congress. He tells ABC News' Kyra Phillips how the Israel-Hamas war would look if Trump were president.
July 17
VIDEO: Rep. David Kustoff says Israel's fight against terror is also America's battle
July 17

JD Vance makes his 1st public speech as Republican VP candidate

Vance spoke of unity while making a dig at President Biden: "Donald Trump got shot and toned the temperature down. That's what a real leader does."
July 17
VIDEO: JD Vance makes his 1st public speech as Republican VP candidate
July 17

Harris calls VP pick Vance a 'rubber stamp' for Trump and his agenda

In a short video released early Wednesday, Vice President Kamala Harris calls out Donald Trump's new running mate, Sen. J.D. Vance, on his public comments and voting history.
July 17
In a short video released early Wednesday, Vice President Kamala Harris calls out Donald Trump's new running mate, Sen. J.D. Vance, on his public comments and voting history.
July 17

Kamala Harris addresses Trump assassination attempt

Vice President Kamala Harris addressed on Wednesday the issue of political violence and the need for unity in the 2024 election.
July 17
VIDEO: Kamala Harris addresses Trump assassination attempt
July 17

The promise to join under 'unity' within the Trump campaign

Donald Trump's Black media Director Janiayh Thomas on reaching out the Black and Latino voters in the 2024 election.
July 17
VIDEO: The promise to join under 'unity' within the Trump campaign
July 17

Republicans tout unity message at convention

Rep. Anthony D'Esposito, discusses unifying the Republican party under Donald Trump.
July 17
VIDEO: Republicans tout unity message at convention
July 17

JD Vance 'grateful' for Donald Trump

Ohio Senator J.D. Vance makes first campaign appearance following announcement to become Donald Trump's running mate.
July 17
VIDEO: JD Vance 'grateful' for Donald Trump
July 17

Sen. Joni Ernst describes what second term for Trump could look like

Ernst, a former military officer, calls the Joe Biden presidency "a complete disaster" and said we need to reelect Donald Trump.
July 17
VIDEO: Sen. Joni Ernst on what she thinks a second term for Trump will look like
July 17

Biden dispute over reelection chances with Crow, other Democrats turns personal

Sources say he got into a heated exchange with Rep. Jason Crow on Saturday.
July 17
President Joe Biden walks out of the Oval Office towards Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, DC, on July 15, 2024
July 17

Top Democrats call for delay in nomination of Joe Biden

Both Sen. Chuck Schumer and House Minority Leader Hakeem Jefferies pushed the party to delay Joe Biden's nomination.
July 17
VIDEO: Top Democrats call for delay in nomination of Joe Biden
July 17

These Milwaukee voters are undecided, and unenthusiastic, about Biden and Trump

"I wish anything else was happening," one resident told ABC News.
July 17
Milwaukee residents speak to ABC News about who they are voting for and why.
July 17

Former Trump transition official discusses 2024 campaign

Bryan Lanza was a key member of the Trump 2016 election and was also a consultant to J.D. Vance during his senate campaign.
July 17
VIDEO: Former Trump transition official discusses 2024 campaign
July 17

Rep. Adam Schiff calls on Biden to drop out of race

"While the choice to withdraw from the campaign is President Biden's alone, I believe it is time for him to pass the torch,” Schiff said Wednesday in a statement released by his office.
July 17
VIDEO: Rep. Adam Schiff calls on Biden to drop out of race
July 17

2024 Republican National Convention: Night 2

Featuring appearances by Nikki Haley, Gov. Ron DeSantis and Lara Trump.
July 17
VIDEO: 2024 Republican National Convention: Night 2
July 17

These are the Democrats who have called for Joe Biden to step aside

Several congressional Democrats have expressed concern about Biden's viability.
July 17
Sen. Peter Welch speaks to reporters amid calls for President Biden to end his campaign, on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., July 11, 2024.
July 17

'Fight, fight fight!' has become the RNC rallying cry. Trump's supporters explain why

Delegates love it, but does it clash with Trump's new call for unity?
July 17
A delegate gestures during the Republican National Convention, July 16, 2024, in Milwaukee.

Suggested Interests