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Protests and shoving matches between lawmakers mark end of Texas legislative session

Jana Birchum/Getty Images(AUSTIN, Texas) -- The final day of Texas' legislative session sparked a brief moment of chaos when a protest in the public gallery of the state Capitol by opponents of the state's new anti-sanctuary cities law spilled   ... Read More

Who is Trump attorney Marc Kasowitz?

Andrew Theodorakis-POOL/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- Last week, President Donald Trump retained attorney Marc Kasowitz to represent him in all matters related to the investigation into Russian interference in the 2006 presidential election.

Kasowitz has served as a representative for Trump   ... Read More

Trump honors fallen soldiers, Gold Star families in Memorial Day speech

Olivier Douliery - Pool/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- President Donald Trump offered a solemn tribute to America's soldiers during a Memorial Day speech at Arlington National Cemetery Monday, honoring those who gave their lives in war and those currently serving in   ... Read More

Sen. John McCain: Putin the ‘most important threat, more so than ISIS’

Alex Wong/Getty Images(CANBERRA, Australia) -- While overseas in Australia for security talks, Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., said he thinks Russian President Vladimir Putin is “the premier and most important threat, more so than ISIS.”

“I think ISIS can do   ... Read More

Meet the nine sitting Supreme Court justices

iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- Following a bitter, partisan confirmation battle, Neil Gorsuch was sworn in on April 10 and took his seat on April 17 for his first full day as a Supreme Court justice.Gorsuch was President Trump's pick to   ... Read More

Homeland Security chief says backchannel talks with Russia would be ‘normal’ and ‘acceptable’

Drew Angerer/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly came to the defense of Jared Kushner, saying it would be “normal" and "acceptable” to seek backchannel communications with Russia, but that if those communications used Russian equipment, that   ... Read More

Trump accuses news media of ‘fabricated lies’ and ‘made up’ sources about Russia probe

Sean Gallup/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- Less than 12 hours after returning home from his foreign trip, President Trump was back to tweeting Sunday morning with a renewed attack on the news media.

“It is my opinion that many of the   ... Read More

Trump has always been ‘totally focused’ on his ‘self-interest,’ biographer says

Bettman/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- In 1987, then-businessman Donald Trump told ABC News he had “zero political aspiration.”Thirty years later, he is president.

Trump's views on running for office clearly changed. But 128 days into his presidency and just   ... Read More

Top Democrat on House Intel Committee calls for review of Kushner’s security clearance

Drew Angerer/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- The House Intelligence Committee's top Democrat called for a review of Jared Kushner's security clearance over questions of whether he was truthful about his contacts with Russia.

Rep. Adam Schiff (D-California) spoke to ABC   ... Read More

Trump sons met with GOP officials over political strategy

Jeff Vinnick/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- Family members of President Trump, including his two sons, met for hours Thursday with Republican Party officials to discuss political strategy, ABC News has learned from sources with direct knowledge of the meeting.

The president's   ... Read More

President Trump’s campaign rally for June 1 in Iowa is postponed

ABC News(WASHINGTON) -- A campaign rally with President Trump on June 1 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, has been postponed “due to an unforeseen change in President Trump’s schedule,” according to the Trump campaign team.

“Stay tuned for information on   ... Read More

Clinton addresses losing to Trump, Comey, sexism, and her thoughts on therapy in new interview

ABC News(NEW YORK) -- It's been nearly seven months since Hillary Clinton lost the 2016 presidential election to Donald Trump. Now, she’s re-emerging onto the national scene to give a window into her post-election life.

New York magazine released   ... Read More

Zbigniew Brzezinski, President Carter’s security adviser, dead at 89

Mandel Ngan/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- Zbigniew Brzezinski, the national security adviser to President Jimmy Carter, died Friday night, his daughter has confirmed. He was 89."My father passed away peacefully tonight," Mika Brzezinski, co-host of MSNBC's "Morning Joe," wrote on   ... Read More

Kushner asked Russian ambassador for backchannel on Syria and other policy matters

Chip Somodevilla/Getty Image(WASHINGTON) -- President Trump's son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner talked with the Russian ambassador in December about establishing a backchannel for communications, ABC News has learned from two sources.The sources stress that the talk between   ... Read More

FBI probing attempted hack of Trump Organization, officials say

iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- The FBI is investigating an attempted overseas cyberattack against the Trump Organization, summoning President Donald Trump’s sons, Don Jr. and Eric, for an emergency session with the bureau’s cybersecurity agents and representatives of the CIA, officials tell   ... Read More

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Protests and shoving matches between lawmakers mark end of Texas legislative session

Jana Birchum/Getty Images(AUSTIN, Texas) -- The final day of Texas' legislative session sparked a brief moment of chaos when a protest in the public gallery of the state Capitol by opponents of the state's new anti-sanctuary cities law spilled   ... Read More

Who is Trump attorney Marc Kasowitz?

Andrew Theodorakis-POOL/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- Last week, President Donald Trump retained attorney Marc Kasowitz to represent him in all matters related to the investigation into Russian interference in the 2006 presidential election.

Kasowitz has served as a representative for Trump   ... Read More

Trump honors fallen soldiers, Gold Star families in Memorial Day speech

Olivier Douliery - Pool/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- President Donald Trump offered a solemn tribute to America's soldiers during a Memorial Day speech at Arlington National Cemetery Monday, honoring those who gave their lives in war and those currently serving in   ... Read More

Sen. John McCain: Putin the ‘most important threat, more so than ISIS’

Alex Wong/Getty Images(CANBERRA, Australia) -- While overseas in Australia for security talks, Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., said he thinks Russian President Vladimir Putin is “the premier and most important threat, more so than ISIS.”

“I think ISIS can do   ... Read More

Meet the nine sitting Supreme Court justices

iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- Following a bitter, partisan confirmation battle, Neil Gorsuch was sworn in on April 10 and took his seat on April 17 for his first full day as a Supreme Court justice.Gorsuch was President Trump's pick to   ... Read More

Homeland Security chief says backchannel talks with Russia would be ‘normal’ and ‘acceptable’

Drew Angerer/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly came to the defense of Jared Kushner, saying it would be “normal" and "acceptable” to seek backchannel communications with Russia, but that if those communications used Russian equipment, that   ... Read More

Trump accuses news media of ‘fabricated lies’ and ‘made up’ sources about Russia probe

Sean Gallup/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- Less than 12 hours after returning home from his foreign trip, President Trump was back to tweeting Sunday morning with a renewed attack on the news media.

“It is my opinion that many of the   ... Read More

Trump has always been ‘totally focused’ on his ‘self-interest,’ biographer says

Bettman/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- In 1987, then-businessman Donald Trump told ABC News he had “zero political aspiration.”Thirty years later, he is president.

Trump's views on running for office clearly changed. But 128 days into his presidency and just   ... Read More

Top Democrat on House Intel Committee calls for review of Kushner’s security clearance

Drew Angerer/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- The House Intelligence Committee's top Democrat called for a review of Jared Kushner's security clearance over questions of whether he was truthful about his contacts with Russia.

Rep. Adam Schiff (D-California) spoke to ABC   ... Read More

Trump sons met with GOP officials over political strategy

Jeff Vinnick/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- Family members of President Trump, including his two sons, met for hours Thursday with Republican Party officials to discuss political strategy, ABC News has learned from sources with direct knowledge of the meeting.

The president's   ... Read More

President Trump’s campaign rally for June 1 in Iowa is postponed

ABC News(WASHINGTON) -- A campaign rally with President Trump on June 1 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, has been postponed “due to an unforeseen change in President Trump’s schedule,” according to the Trump campaign team.

“Stay tuned for information on   ... Read More

Clinton addresses losing to Trump, Comey, sexism, and her thoughts on therapy in new interview

ABC News(NEW YORK) -- It's been nearly seven months since Hillary Clinton lost the 2016 presidential election to Donald Trump. Now, she’s re-emerging onto the national scene to give a window into her post-election life.

New York magazine released   ... Read More

Zbigniew Brzezinski, President Carter’s security adviser, dead at 89

Mandel Ngan/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- Zbigniew Brzezinski, the national security adviser to President Jimmy Carter, died Friday night, his daughter has confirmed. He was 89."My father passed away peacefully tonight," Mika Brzezinski, co-host of MSNBC's "Morning Joe," wrote on   ... Read More

Kushner asked Russian ambassador for backchannel on Syria and other policy matters

Chip Somodevilla/Getty Image(WASHINGTON) -- President Trump's son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner talked with the Russian ambassador in December about establishing a backchannel for communications, ABC News has learned from two sources.The sources stress that the talk between   ... Read More

FBI probing attempted hack of Trump Organization, officials say

iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- The FBI is investigating an attempted overseas cyberattack against the Trump Organization, summoning President Donald Trump’s sons, Don Jr. and Eric, for an emergency session with the bureau’s cybersecurity agents and representatives of the CIA, officials tell   ... Read More

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