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June 18

Biden to announce relief for some undocumented spouses of US citizens, 'Dreamers'

President Biden will announce two new executive actions that could provide relief to thousands of undocumented immigrants who have been in the country for several years.
June 18
President Biden will announce two new executive actions that could provide relief to thousands of undocumented immigrants who have been in the country for several years.
June 18

Biden to announce relief for some undocumented spouses of US citizens, 'Dreamers'

The action will impact some undocumented children as well
June 18
President Joe Biden delivers remarks about student protests over the war in Gaza, from the Roosevelt Room of the White House, May 2, 2024, in Washington.
June 18

High-stakes House primaries in Virginia show fissures across both parties

Two key Virginia primaries will test the power of Trump's influence.
June 18
Virginia Sen. John McGuire takes part at a campaign event in Charlottesville, Va., June 5, 2024.
June 17

US attorney 'declined' to prosecute threat to congressman, letter claims

Rep. Jim Banks was left threatening messages.
June 17
Robert F. Kennedy Department of Justice building in Washington, D.C., on Nov. 12, 2018.
June 17
Opponents of an Iowa immigration law rally outside the federal courthouse on June 10, 2024, in downtown Des Moines, Iowa.
June 17

Oklahoma voters to decide between GOP incumbent Tom Cole, challenger Paul Bondar

The House Appropriations chair is facing millionaire Paul Bondar.
June 17
Rep. Tom Cole speaks to a reporter as he arrives for the House Republican Conference caucus meeting in the Capitol, May 22, 2024.
June 17

Social media and youth mental health defining challenge of our time: Surgeon general

Dr. Vivek Murthy explained to ABC's Elizabeth Schulze why a warning is needed.
June 17
Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy speaks during an event on the White House complex in Washington, April 23, 2024.
June 17

Biden and Trump kick campaigning into high gear

President Joe Biden and former President Donald Trump hit the campaign trail hoping to make inroads with voters. ABC News' Rachel Scott has a report on which voters they targeted.
June 17
VIDEO: Biden and Trump kick campaigning into high gear
June 17

New Jersey political boss charged

The state's attorney general just charged Democratic power broker George Norcross in a sweeping case of racketeering.
June 17
VIDEO: New Jersey political boss charged
June 17

Weekend campaign trail highlights

Both candidates had a busy weekend on the campaign trail. Former President Donald Trump spoke in Detroit, slamming President Joe Biden's policies at the southern border.
June 17
VIDEO: Weekend campaign trail highlights
June 17

Latest 538 polling shows Biden, Trump in virtual tie

President Joe Biden and former President Donald Trump ramped up their campaign messaging toward battleground states and Black voters.
June 17
VIDEO: Latest 538 polling shows Biden, Trump in virtual tie
June 17

Biden to meet with NATO secretary-general

President Joe Biden will meet with NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg following new commitments to support Ukraine.
June 17
VIDEO: Biden to meet with NATO secretary-general
June 17

1st Biden-Trump debate will include microphone muting, coin flip and more

The June 27 CNN debate will take place in Atlanta with no studio audience.
June 17
President Joe Biden and former president Donald Trump
June 17

Maryland Gov. Wes Moore pardoning 175,000 marijuana convictions

The news of the pardons comes just a month after the Biden administration said it was officially moving forward with a proposal to reclassify marijuana from Schedule I to Schedule III.
June 17
The news of the pardons comes just a month after the Biden administration said it was officially moving forward with a proposal to reclassify marijuana from Schedule I to Schedule III.
June 17

Maryland Gov. Wes Moore pardoning 175,000 marijuana convictions

Moore signed an executive order on Monday.
June 17
Maryland Gov. Wes Moore speaks at a campaign event for Maryland Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate and Prince George's County Executive Angela Alsobrooks on Gun Violence Awareness Day at Kentland Community Center on June 7, 2024, in Landover, Maryland. (Photo by Andrew Harnik/Getty Images)
June 17

Biden campaign launches $50M pre-debate ad blitz focusing on Trump’s conviction

The campaign leans into the verdict as a new poll suggests it hurts Trump.
June 17
President Joe Biden speaks during a press conference with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky at the Masseria San Domenico on the sidelines of the G7 Summit hosted by Italy in Apulia region, on June 13, 2024 in Savelletri.
June 17

Biden slams Supreme Court during star-studded fundraiser in Los Angeles

Julia Roberts, George Clooney and former President Obama attended the event.
June 17
TV host Jimmy Kimmel takes a selfie with President Joe Biden and former President Barack Obama during a campaign fundraiser at the Peacock Theater in Los Angeles, June 15, 2024.
June 17

Democrats launch summer spending blitz highlighting state legislative races

Democrats are rolling out $10 million in state House and Senate contests.
June 17
Morning light strikes the Minnesota State Capitol in St. Paul on March 20, 2024.
June 16

Sen. Tim Scott says he stands by vote to certify 2020 election

Scott is on the short list of Donald Trump's vice presidential picks.
June 16
In this March 7, 2024, file photo, Senator Tim Scott is shown during a hearing in Washington, D.C.
June 16

'This Week' Transcript 6-16-24: Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen & Sen. Tim Scott

A rush transcript of "This Week with George Stephanopoulos" airing on Sunday, June 16, 2024 on ABC News is below. This copy may not be in its final form, may be updated and may contain minor transcription errors. For previous show transcripts, visit the "This Week" transcript archive. (COMMERCIAL BREAK) ANNOUNCER: THIS WEEK WITH GEORGE STEPHANOPOULOS starts right now. (BEGIN VIDEO CLIP) JONATHAN KARL, ABC "THIS WEEK" CO-ANCHOR: It's Trump's party. DONALD TRUMP (R), FORMER U.S. PRESIDENT AND 2024 PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE: I'm with them 1,000 percent. They're with me 1,000 percent. KARL: Republicans give Trump a hero's welcome in his first visit to Capitol Hill since his supporters attacked the Capitol building on January 6th. REP. MIKE JOHNSON (R-LA): This is a unified effort by the party. We're feeling good. SEN. MITCH MCCONNELL (R-KY): I support him. He's been – earned the nomination. KARL: Even his former GOP critics are getting in line, just weeks after Trump became a...
June 16
In this Feb. 20. 2024, file phtoo, Sen. Tim Scott speaks during a Fox News town hall with Republican presidential candidate, former President Donald Trump at the Greenville Convention Center, in Greenville, South Carolina.
June 16

Woodward, Bernstein reflect on Watergate reporting 50 years later

The “All the President’s Men” co-authors spoke with ABC News.
June 16
ABC News' Jonathan Karl sits down with Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein at the Watergate Hotel.
June 14

SECRETARY YELLEN, SEN. TIM SCOTT, AND WOODWARD & BERNSTEIN, SUNDAY ON “THIS WEEK”

This is a listing for "This Week" airing Sunday, June 16, 2024.
June 14
This Week with George Stephanopoulos
June 14

DOJ declines to prosecute Garland after House Republicans pass contempt resolution

Garland had refused to turn over audio of Biden's special counsel interview.
June 14
Attorney General Merrick Garland testifies during a House Judiciary Committee hearing on the Department of Justice, on June 4, 2024, on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C.
June 14

Trump campaign seizes on misleading video to criticize Biden mental state: Fact check

The edited New York Post clip said Biden appeared to "wander off" at G7 summit.
June 14
President Joe Biden greets an Italian Army parachuter after watching a skydiving demo during the G7 world leaders summit at Borgo Egnazia, Italy, June 13, 2024.
June 14

Trump talks tax cuts for corporations

ABC News correspondent Elizabeth Schulze breaks down the impacts of Donald Trump's proposed tax cuts for corporations.
June 14
VIDEO: Trump talks tax cuts for corporations
June 14

Trump turns 78, a day he'd like to pretend 'doesn't exist,' in age-focused election

Trump is not missing out on the chance to campaign on his birthday.
June 14
Former President Donald Trump reacts as he is applauded by Republicans at the National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC) headquarters in Washington, June 13, 2024.
June 14

GOP, Trump clarify Milwaukee 'horrible city' comment as Democrats, Biden seize on it

Milwaukee is a major city in a key battleground state in the 2024 election.
June 14
Former U.S. President Donald Trump departs after delivering remarks at a House Republicans Conference meeting at the Capitol Hill Club, June 13, 2024, in Washington.
June 14

How bump stocks change the way semi-automatic weapons are fired

A bump stock modified firearm can fire 400 to 800 rounds a minute, experts said.
June 14
A bump stock is displayed in Harrisonburg, Va., on March 15, 2019.
June 14

Republicans torn over Trump-backed Sam Brown, the nominee in key Nevada Senate race

Being competitive and winning are two different things, GOP operatives said.
June 14
Republican senatorial candidate Sam Brown speaks at an election night party, June 11, 2024, in Reno, Nev.
June 14

Supreme Court invalidates Trump-era ban on bump stocks

It ruled the device does not convert a semi-automatic rifle into a machine gun.
June 14
The U.S. Supreme Court Building is seen, April 23, 2024, in Washington.
June 14

DOJ releases scathing report on Phoenix Police Department

The U.S. Justice Department said the Phoenix Police Department “deprives people of their rights under the Constitution and federal law.”
June 14
VIDEO: DOJ releases scathing report on Phoenix Police Department
June 14

Supreme Court invalidates ban on firearm bump stocks

The court ruled 6-3 that the Trump administration did not follow federal law when it reversed course and banned bump stocks after a gunman in Las Vegas attacked a music festival in 2017.
June 14
VIDEO: Supreme Court invalidates ban on firearm bump stocks
June 14

Supreme Court invalidates Trump-era ban on bump stocks

The Supreme Court on Friday invalidated a Trump-era ban on bump stocks, ruling the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives exceeded its authority.
June 14
The Supreme Court on Friday invalidated a Trump-era ban on bump stocks, ruling the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives exceeded its authority.
June 13

Texas man charged with threatening federal agent: ‘Guns will come out'

The FBI says it traced the number back to a man in Fort Worth.
June 13
June 13

SCOTUS ruling on mifepristone could have lasting impact on FDA regulation: Experts

The U.S. Supreme Court refused to restrict nationwide access to mifepristone.
June 13
Boxes of mifepristone, the first pill given in a medical abortion, are prepared for patients at Women's Reproductive Clinic of New Mexico in Santa Teresa, N.M., Jan. 13, 2023.
June 13

Trump rallies support from Republican lawmakers

Former President Donald Trump held a closed-door meeting with House and Senate Republicans in Washington, DC. ABC News' Jonathan Karl discusses what was said at the meeting.
June 13
VIDEO: Trump rallies support from Republican lawmakers
June 13

Trump meets with GOP lawmakers on Capitol Hill for first time since Jan. 6

Presumptive Republican nominee for president, Donald Trump, joined GOP leaders in a closed-door meeting Thursday. ABC News' Rachael Bade and Jon Karl chime in from Capitol Hill.
June 13
VIDEO: Trump meets with GOP lawmakers on Capitol Hill for first time since Jan. 6
June 13

Pentagon downplays Russian warships arriving in Cuba

U.S. Navy ships shadowed the Russian ships as they headed to Havana.
June 13
The rescue and tugboat Nicolay Chiker, part of the Russian naval detachment visiting Cuba, arrives at Havana's harbour, June 12, 2024.
June 13

Trump yet to clarify his abortion pill policy as SCOTUS rules on mifepristone

Trump has said he'd soon release abortion pill policy details, but hasn't yet.
June 13
Republican presidential candidate former President Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally, June 9, 2024, in Las Vegas.
June 13

Trump, McConnell meet face-to-face for 1st time in nearly 4 years

Trump and the top Senate Republican haven't spoken since 2020.
June 13
Former  President Donald Trump speaks during his campaign rally at Sunset Park, on June 9, 2024, in Las Vegas. | Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell speaks during a press conference in the Capitol Building in Washington D.C., on May 15, 2024..
June 13

Biden says he would not commute potential sentence for son Hunter Biden

"Would you commute Hunter's sentence?" Biden was asked.
June 13
President Joe Biden speaks as he holds a press conference alongside Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy after a bilateral meeting on the sidelines of the G7 summit, in Fasano, Italy, June 13, 2024.
June 13

Phoenix Police Department engaged in civil rights violations, DOJ finds

The violations included "unjustified deadly force," the DOJ said.
June 13
In this March 18, 2014, file photo, a police car blocks an avenue in downtown Phoenix.
June 13

Bill to protect IVF access fails in Senate as Democrats, GOP spar over the 2024 issue

Competing measures were offered by both parties this week and were blocked.
June 13
Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., speaks to reporters about a vote to protect rights for access to in vitro fertilization to achieve pregnancy, at the Capitol in Washington, June 12, 2024.
June 13

Timeline: Manhattan DA's Stormy Daniels hush money case against Donald Trump

Trump was found guilty on 34 counts of falsifying business records in New York.
June 13
Former President Donald Trump delivers remarks on the day of his court appearance in New York after being indicted by a Manhattan grand jury following a probe into hush money paid to porn star Stormy Daniels, in Palm Beach, Fla., April 4, 2023.
June 13

Republicans, including detractors, embrace Trump in return to Washington after Jan. 6

Trump said, "I'm with them 1,000%, they're with me 1,000%."
June 13
Former President Donald Trump arrives to the Capitol Hill Club, June 13, 2024, in Washington.
June 13

Trump delivers remarks following meeting with Republican lawmakers

Former President Donald Trump was making his first visit to the Capitol since the Jan. 6 riots.
June 13
VIDEO: Trump delivers remarks following meeting with Republican lawmakers
June 13

Biden says 'fight for reproductive freedom continues' despite SCOTUS ruling

Biden vowed that he and Vice President Harris will fight for abortion rights.
June 13
President Joe Biden speaks at a "Reproductive Freedom Campaign Rally" at George Mason University, Jan. 23, 2024, in Manassas, Va.
June 13

Three lawmakers say more Indian American representation is needed in government

In 1960, 12,000 Indian immigrants were in the U.S. Now there are 5 million.
June 13
Three Indian-American members of Congress want more representation in politics.
June 13

Trump wraps conversation with Republican lawmakers in DC

Former President Donald Trump met with GOP leaders on Capitol Hill.
June 13
VIDEO: Trump wraps conversation with Republican lawmakers in DC
June 13

Supreme Court unanimously strikes down legal challenge to abortion pill mifepristone

The ruling preserves access to the mail-order medication nationwide.
June 13
The U.S. Supreme Court Building is seen, April 23, 2024, in Washington.