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Mnuchin's travel: Investigators now probing another costly government flight

Mnuchin's travel: Investigators now probing another costly government flight

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin used a costly government jet to make the short journey from New York City to Washington D.C. following a meeting in Trump Tower last month, a...
HHS investigating secretary's private jet travel

HHS investigating secretary's private jet travel

The inspector general's office at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services confirmed Friday it is investigating the private jet travel of the agency's chief, Tom Price, who...
HHS reviewing requests to investigate secretary's private jet travel

HHS reviewing requests to investigate secretary's private jet travel

The inspector general's office at the Department of Health and Human Services is reviewing requests to investigate the private jet travel of the agency's chief, Tom Price, who...
Doctors, insurance companies and patient groups slam Graham-Cassidy

Doctors, insurance companies and patient groups slam Graham-Cassidy

Interest groups are aligned in opposition to the GOP's repeal effort....
Blue states would lose the most funding under Republican health plan

Blue states would lose the most funding under Republican health plan

A new analysis finds that blue states could lose a significant amount of federal funding for health care under the Graham-Cassidy bill. The Kaiser Family Foundation estimates that...
With the clock ticking, Senate plans to vote on new Obamacare repeal bill next week

With the clock ticking, Senate plans to vote on new Obamacare repeal bill next week

The Senate plans to vote on a bill that would repeal and replace Obamacare next week, amid uncertain support from lawmakers and opposition from medical groups and health...
Fact check: Sen. Cassidy on his health care bill assertions

Fact check: Sen. Cassidy on his health care bill assertions

Sen. Bill Cassidy, R-La., made several statements about his and Sen. Lindsey Graham’s, R-S.C., health care bill that seemed worthy of some fact-checking. Below are four assertions...
ANALYSIS: Melania Trump takes a step forward

ANALYSIS: Melania Trump takes a step forward

The first lady "stood on her own" addressing a U.N. luncheon for spouses....
How the Graham-Cassidy bill compares with past Republican health care repeal efforts

How the Graham-Cassidy bill compares with past Republican health care repeal efforts

The clock is ticking for Senate Republicans to be able to repeal and replace Obamacare — and follow through on their almost seven-year promise — through a special process that...
Republicans make last-minute push to resuscitate Obamacare repeal

Republicans make last-minute push to resuscitate Obamacare repeal

Congressional Republican efforts to repeal and replace Obamacare appeared to come to a standstill in July, after Sen. John McCain, R-Arizona., cast a "no" vote on the Senate floor,...
Trump's post of GIF on Clinton adds to his history of controversial retweets

Trump's post of GIF on Clinton adds to his history of controversial retweets

President Donald Trump has added another GIF to his history of controversial retweets. The president on Sunday morning retweeted a fake GIF that shows him hitting a golf ball that...
Ryan Phillippe's Hollywood run-in with Scaramucci is 'Mooch ado about nothing'

Ryan Phillippe's Hollywood run-in with Scaramucci is 'Mooch ado about nothing'

Anthony Scaramucci was briefly the toast of the Beltway, and now it appears he's on way his way to being the toast of Tinsletown. Actor Ryan Phillippe tweeted a photo Friday of...
Trump meets with Hurricane Irma responders and victims in Florida

Trump meets with Hurricane Irma responders and victims in Florida

President Donald Trump met with emergency responders in Florida today, thanking them for what he called their "incredible" work after Hurricane Irma hit the state over the...
White House takes up 11-year-old on offer to mow Rose Garden lawn

White House takes up 11-year-old on offer to mow Rose Garden lawn

Earlier this year, Frank, an 11-year-old from Virginia, wrote to President Donald Trump to tout his burgeoning neighborhood lawn-mowing business and offer to travel to Washington,...
Republicans make last-minute pitch for Obamacare repeal plan

Republicans make last-minute pitch for Obamacare repeal plan

It's a day of dueling health care plans on Capitol Hill. Sen. Lindsey Graham, who's leading the Republicans' last-minute effort to repeal and replace the 2010 Affordable Care Act,...
Trump courting Democrats on tax reform

Trump courting Democrats on tax reform

A group of six senators is expected to dine tonight with President Trump at the White House in what's being touted as a "bipartisan working dinner" to address tax reform, multiple...
Key takeaways from Hillary Clinton's new book, 'What Happened'

Key takeaways from Hillary Clinton's new book, 'What Happened'

For Hillary Clinton, the 2016 presidential election was painful yet exhilarating, historic yet tragic, a roller coaster ride she recalls in vivid detail in her new book, "What...
'A lot of work to be done': Senator talks tax reform after Donald Trump hosts dinner

'A lot of work to be done': Senator talks tax reform after Donald Trump hosts dinner

Breaded veal, pie and tax reform were on the menu at the White House on Tuesday evening as a bipartisan group of senators, top economic advisers and President Donald Trump met in...
Moderate Democrats meeting with White House on tax reform, infrastructure

Moderate Democrats meeting with White House on tax reform, infrastructure

A number of leading moderate House Democrats have been invited to participate in a bipartisan roundtable with President Trump Wednesday afternoon. Rep. Josh Gottheimer, D-New...
Meet the 28-year-old WH communications director

Meet the 28-year-old WH communications director

One of the longest-serving members of Donald Trump's team is a 28-year-old who had no political experience before the 2016 presidential campaign. Starting with the administration...
White House declines to say if climate change may have been a factor in hurricanes

White House declines to say if climate change may have been a factor in hurricanes

After two back-to-back major hurricanes battered the coasts of Texas, Louisiana and Florida within the space of two weeks, the White House refused to answer questions Monday about...
The Note: Trump tamed by storms, but how long will it last?

The Note: Trump tamed by storms, but how long will it last?

THE TAKE with ABC News' Rick Klein It took a monster storm – two of them, actually – to calm the waters churned by President Trump. Trump emerges from this stretch looking more...
Hillary Clinton admits her 'most important' blunder that swayed 2016 election

Hillary Clinton admits her 'most important' blunder that swayed 2016 election

After largely staying out of the spotlight for almost a year, Hillary Clinton is back to talk about the 2016 presidential election and how she dealt with a loss that she said left...
Barack Obama makes surprise visit to high school students

Barack Obama makes surprise visit to high school students

For one group of high school students in Washington, D.C., the first week of classes ended on a high note. Former President Barack Obama made a surprise visit Friday to McKinley...
Sean Spicer to give first post-White House interview to Jimmy Kimmel

Sean Spicer to give first post-White House interview to Jimmy Kimmel

Sean Spicer is heading to late-night TV. The former White House press secretary will be a guest on ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live" on Sept. 13, marking his first interview since leaving...
Former US Presidents launch 'One America Appeal' to assist hurricane victims

Former US Presidents launch 'One America Appeal' to assist hurricane victims

The five former living US presidents have banded together to launch "One America Appeal," an initiative that will raise funds for organizations assisting victims of Hurricane...
White House announces recipients of Trump $1 million Hurricane Harvey donation

White House announces recipients of Trump $1 million Hurricane Harvey donation

The White House announced the recipients of President Donald Trump's donation to Hurricane Harvey relief efforts Wednesday, after the president last week revealed his pledge to...
Lawmakers search for bipartisan fix to Obamacare insurance markets

Lawmakers search for bipartisan fix to Obamacare insurance markets

In Bismarck, North Dakota Wednesday night, President Donald Trump called on supporters to press Congress on health care. “You have to make sure that they do what they have to do,”...
Sarah Sanders: '95 percent of what the president says is not a lie'

Sarah Sanders: '95 percent of what the president says is not a lie'

The press secretary pushed back on a report saying only 5% of Pres. Trump's statements are absolutely true on 'The View'....
The Note: Dark days for Dreamers

The Note: Dark days for Dreamers

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW TODAY Trump to "revisit" DACA? After announcing the wind-down of the DACA program, the president tweeted Tuesday night: "Congress now has 6 months to...
Dreamers react to DACA ending: 'I broke down when I heard'

Dreamers react to DACA ending: 'I broke down when I heard'

For about 800,000 young people in the United States, their future here is hanging in the balance over the next six months while Congress decides their fate. The Deferred Action...
House passes nearly $8 billion in Hurricane Harvey relief

House passes nearly $8 billion in Hurricane Harvey relief

The U.S. House of Representatives approved nearly $8 billion in Hurricane Harvey relief funds Wednesday in an overwhelming bipartisan vote, the first of several expected...
Calif. lawmakers approve naming portion of Los Angeles-area freeway after Obama

Calif. lawmakers approve naming portion of Los Angeles-area freeway after Obama

Former President Barack Obama will be immortalized in a portion of a Los Angeles-area freeway, following the passage Tuesday of a resolution by both the California Senate and...
Washington, New York plan to sue Trump if he ends DACA

Washington, New York plan to sue Trump if he ends DACA

Attorneys general from New York and Washington state have threatened legal action against the White House amid reports that President Trump will end the Deferred Action for...
Congress returns to a full plate of deadlines and presidential directives

Congress returns to a full plate of deadlines and presidential directives

Here's what coming up for Congress starting Tuesday....
Kid Rock slams claims of election law violations

Kid Rock slams claims of election law violations

Kid Rock slammed on Friday a left-leaning watchdog group's claim that he has violated federal election law by acting like a Senate candidate, while failing to register his...
Trump administration plans on making 90 percent cut to Obamacare ad budget

Trump administration plans on making 90 percent cut to Obamacare ad budget

Health and Human Services announced budget cuts to Obamacare advertising....
Facebook, Apple, Amazon execs among business leaders asking Trump to preserve DACA

Facebook, Apple, Amazon execs among business leaders asking Trump to preserve DACA

Hundreds of major business leaders signed an open letter Thursday night encouraging President Trump to preserve the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program (DACA), and...
White House says Trump will donate $1 million to hurricane aid

White House says Trump will donate $1 million to hurricane aid

Sarah Sanders asked reporters for suggestions for where the funds should go....
McCain will return to Senate next week following chemotherapy, radiation treatments

McCain will return to Senate next week following chemotherapy, radiation treatments

Sen. John McCain will return to Washington next week following the conclusion of the Senate's four-week recess, during which he underwent chemotherapy and radiation treatments at...
Amid Harvey, Trump eschews typical presidential optics for Trumpism

Amid Harvey, Trump eschews typical presidential optics for Trumpism

Squint and it almost seemed like a traditional president doing what’s typically done after disaster strikes. President Trump was meeting with those grappling with a storm’s impact,...
Sonia Sotomayor holds court in 'The Judge's Chambers' at Yankee Stadium

Sonia Sotomayor holds court in 'The Judge's Chambers' at Yankee Stadium

You can take the girl out of the Bronx, but you can't take the Bronx out of the girl. U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor -- who grew up in the New York City borough --...
Bush gives pep talk to SMU football players from Houston

Bush gives pep talk to SMU football players from Houston

Former President George W. Bush typically visits football practice at Southern Methodist University in Dallas at least once a year, but during Tuesday's visit, he had a special...
Kathy Griffin retracts apology for decapitated Trump photo: 'I am no longer sorry'

Kathy Griffin retracts apology for decapitated Trump photo: 'I am no longer sorry'

After Kathy Griffin was photographed in May holding a fake bloody severed head of President Trump, she issued what appeared to be a heartfelt apology. But three months later, the...
John McCain's family celebrates his 81st birthday

John McCain's family celebrates his 81st birthday

Senator John McCain's family inundated their social media accounts Tuesday with birthday greetings for the Arizona Republican lawmaker, who turned 81. "Thank you for all the...
Harvey's devastation makes Washington squabbles seem small

Harvey's devastation makes Washington squabbles seem small

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW TODAY President Trump and first lady Melania Trump travel to Texas as the state recovers from Hurricane Harvey and gears up for three more days of rain in...
As Harvey rages, Texas senators defend votes against Sandy funding

As Harvey rages, Texas senators defend votes against Sandy funding

As the federal government considers how best to help Texas recover from Hurricane Harvey, Rep. Pete King, whose home state of New York was hit hard by Hurricane Sandy in 2013,...
Lawmakers honor Women's Equality Day, push for legislation aimed at working families

Lawmakers honor Women's Equality Day, push for legislation aimed at working families

Lawmakers took to Twitter Saturday to express their support of Women's Equality Day. The day celebrates women's achievements and the passage of the 19th Amendment to the U.S....