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Trump administration announces proposals to loosen guidelines for school meals

Melissa Kopka/iStock(WASHINGTON) -- The Trump administration announced a set of proposals on Friday that will loosen school and summer meal guidelines, further weakening one of former first lady Michelle Obama's signature policy efforts.

Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue defended the   ... Read More

Pompeo denies knowledge of any surveillance on Yovanovitch but says US will investigate

Alex Wong/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Friday denied having knowledge of any surveillance conducted on former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch -- whose ouster is now at the center of the impeachment process --   ... Read More

DNC outlines qualifying criteria for ABC News debate, adds new delegate threshold

Niyazz/iStock(WASHINGTON) -- The Democratic National Committee announced the qualifying rules for the Democratic debate on Feb. 7, the first matchup after voting begins, which will be hosted by ABC News, ABC's New Hampshire affiliate WMUR-TV and Apple News.

The   ... Read More

Weapons ban at Virginia Capitol planned before gun rights rally

ablokhin/iStock(ALEXANDRIA, Va.) -- Virginia is slated to begin its five-day ban on weapons from Capitol grounds Friday night in anticipation of Monday's Lobby Day against pending gun control legislation.

Efforts by gun rights groups Virginia Citizens Defense League and   ... Read More

Biden nets endorsement from a key Alabama representative, the 11th Congressional Black Caucus member

Samuel Corum-Pool/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- Former Vice President Joe Biden earned the endorsement of Alabama's lone Democratic U.S. House member Friday morning, Rep. Terri Sewell, the 11th member of the Congressional Black Caucus to back Biden’s presidential bid and another   ... Read More

Trump makes vulgar comment hitting back at Senate impeachment trial

Official White House Photo by Shealah Craighead(WASHINGTON) -- President Donald Trump, while honoring the college football national champions from Louisiana State University amid his Senate trial on Friday, called out Democrats, saying "they are trying to impeach the son   ... Read More

Ken Starr, Robert Ray and Alan Dershowitz joining Trump impeachment trial legal team

Ken Starr is seen here during a 2018 interview with ABC News. (ABC News)(WASHINGTON) -- Former independent counsels Ken Starr and Robert Ray are expected to join President Donald Trump's Senate impeachment trial legal team, a source familiar with   ... Read More

First votes of 2020 primary season could be cast outside of Iowa

hermosawave/iStock(NEW YORK) -- The traditional kick-off of election season is usually associated with the state of Iowa, when caucus-goers spend hours attempting to lobby support for their top choice candidates in hopes of helping presidential hopefuls establish an early   ... Read More

Giuliani’s associate Lev Parnas speaks again: ‘It was all about 2020’

ABC News(NEW YORK) -- Lev Parnas, Rudy Giuliani’s former business associate, said on CNN Thursday night that his view of his and Giuliani's efforts in Ukraine was that “it was all about 2020, to make sure [Trump] had another   ... Read More

Equal Rights Amendment: The century-long fight to codify women’s rights into the Constitution

narvikk/iStock(WASHINGTON) -- A century-long battle to amend the Constitution to cement equal rights for Americans regardless of sex is coming to a head soon.

On Jan. 15, Virginia became the 38th state to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment, crossing   ... Read More

Senators remain gripped by partisanship as Trump’s impeachment trial begins

izanbar/iStock(WASHINGTON) -- U.S. senators settled into their political foxholes on Thursday upon the kickoff of President Donald Trump's historic impeachment trial, saying they would take their duties as jurors seriously while also declaring that the upcoming proceedings were either   ... Read More

Florida Republicans submit 4 last-minute anti-LGBTQ bills ahead of 2020 legislative deadline

jganser/iStock(TALLAHASSEE, Fla.) -- Republican lawmakers in Florida submitted a batch of anti-LGBTQ bills this week with just hours to spare before the 2020 legislative deadline.

If signed into law, the four bills would walk back local ordinances that protect   ... Read More

Rep. Ayanna Pressley reveals she has alopecia in new interview

Zach Gibson/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- Rep. Ayanna Pressley, D-Mass., revealed in an interview Thursday that she has been living with symptoms of alopecia, an autoimmune disease that causes hair loss.

In an interview with The Root, the freshman lawmaker said   ... Read More

GOP senators mull gravity of impeachment trial: ‘It’s a big deal’

Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- After Chief Justice John Roberts swore in senators for the trial of President Trump on Thursday, several Republican senators described the gravity of the moment, while, at the same time, wondering whether partisan   ... Read More

Lawsuit filed over Trump administration’s SNAP rule limiting access to food stamps

jetcityimage/iStock(NEW YORK) -- A coalition of 15 states and New York City is suing the Trump administration over a recent rule from the Agriculture Department that could cause hundreds of thousands to lose benefits under the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance   ... Read More

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Trump administration announces proposals to loosen guidelines for school meals

Melissa Kopka/iStock(WASHINGTON) -- The Trump administration announced a set of proposals on Friday that will loosen school and summer meal guidelines, further weakening one of former first lady Michelle Obama's signature policy efforts.

Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue defended the   ... Read More

Pompeo denies knowledge of any surveillance on Yovanovitch but says US will investigate

Alex Wong/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Friday denied having knowledge of any surveillance conducted on former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch -- whose ouster is now at the center of the impeachment process --   ... Read More

DNC outlines qualifying criteria for ABC News debate, adds new delegate threshold

Niyazz/iStock(WASHINGTON) -- The Democratic National Committee announced the qualifying rules for the Democratic debate on Feb. 7, the first matchup after voting begins, which will be hosted by ABC News, ABC's New Hampshire affiliate WMUR-TV and Apple News.

The   ... Read More

Weapons ban at Virginia Capitol planned before gun rights rally

ablokhin/iStock(ALEXANDRIA, Va.) -- Virginia is slated to begin its five-day ban on weapons from Capitol grounds Friday night in anticipation of Monday's Lobby Day against pending gun control legislation.

Efforts by gun rights groups Virginia Citizens Defense League and   ... Read More

Biden nets endorsement from a key Alabama representative, the 11th Congressional Black Caucus member

Samuel Corum-Pool/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- Former Vice President Joe Biden earned the endorsement of Alabama's lone Democratic U.S. House member Friday morning, Rep. Terri Sewell, the 11th member of the Congressional Black Caucus to back Biden’s presidential bid and another   ... Read More

Trump makes vulgar comment hitting back at Senate impeachment trial

Official White House Photo by Shealah Craighead(WASHINGTON) -- President Donald Trump, while honoring the college football national champions from Louisiana State University amid his Senate trial on Friday, called out Democrats, saying "they are trying to impeach the son   ... Read More

Ken Starr, Robert Ray and Alan Dershowitz joining Trump impeachment trial legal team

Ken Starr is seen here during a 2018 interview with ABC News. (ABC News)(WASHINGTON) -- Former independent counsels Ken Starr and Robert Ray are expected to join President Donald Trump's Senate impeachment trial legal team, a source familiar with   ... Read More

First votes of 2020 primary season could be cast outside of Iowa

hermosawave/iStock(NEW YORK) -- The traditional kick-off of election season is usually associated with the state of Iowa, when caucus-goers spend hours attempting to lobby support for their top choice candidates in hopes of helping presidential hopefuls establish an early   ... Read More

Giuliani’s associate Lev Parnas speaks again: ‘It was all about 2020’

ABC News(NEW YORK) -- Lev Parnas, Rudy Giuliani’s former business associate, said on CNN Thursday night that his view of his and Giuliani's efforts in Ukraine was that “it was all about 2020, to make sure [Trump] had another   ... Read More

Equal Rights Amendment: The century-long fight to codify women’s rights into the Constitution

narvikk/iStock(WASHINGTON) -- A century-long battle to amend the Constitution to cement equal rights for Americans regardless of sex is coming to a head soon.

On Jan. 15, Virginia became the 38th state to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment, crossing   ... Read More

Senators remain gripped by partisanship as Trump’s impeachment trial begins

izanbar/iStock(WASHINGTON) -- U.S. senators settled into their political foxholes on Thursday upon the kickoff of President Donald Trump's historic impeachment trial, saying they would take their duties as jurors seriously while also declaring that the upcoming proceedings were either   ... Read More

Florida Republicans submit 4 last-minute anti-LGBTQ bills ahead of 2020 legislative deadline

jganser/iStock(TALLAHASSEE, Fla.) -- Republican lawmakers in Florida submitted a batch of anti-LGBTQ bills this week with just hours to spare before the 2020 legislative deadline.

If signed into law, the four bills would walk back local ordinances that protect   ... Read More

Rep. Ayanna Pressley reveals she has alopecia in new interview

Zach Gibson/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- Rep. Ayanna Pressley, D-Mass., revealed in an interview Thursday that she has been living with symptoms of alopecia, an autoimmune disease that causes hair loss.

In an interview with The Root, the freshman lawmaker said   ... Read More

GOP senators mull gravity of impeachment trial: ‘It’s a big deal’

Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- After Chief Justice John Roberts swore in senators for the trial of President Trump on Thursday, several Republican senators described the gravity of the moment, while, at the same time, wondering whether partisan   ... Read More

Lawsuit filed over Trump administration’s SNAP rule limiting access to food stamps

jetcityimage/iStock(NEW YORK) -- A coalition of 15 states and New York City is suing the Trump administration over a recent rule from the Agriculture Department that could cause hundreds of thousands to lose benefits under the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance   ... Read More

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