State department issues presidential permit for Keystone pipeline

(WASHINGTON) — The White House announced Friday it has signed off on the Keystone XL oil pipeline, authorizing the Canadian company behind the project to begin construction.

According to a press release from the Department of State, ... Read More

Budget director Mick Mulvaney on fate of GOP health care bill: 'I have a lot of confidence in the president'

(WASHINGTON) — After a last-ditch appeal to House Republicans, Mick Mulvaney, the White House budget director, said Friday morning that he's not sure if there will be enough votes in the House to pass the GOP health care bill.

"That'... Read More

Health bill vote set for Friday as Trump draws line in the sand

(WASHINGTON) -- The Republican plan to repeal and replace Obamacare, a central promise of GOP leadership, is set for a showdown Friday as President Donald Trump issued an ultimatum, demanding that
the House of Representatives move forward.
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President Trump climbs into an 18-wheeler and pretends to be a trucker

(WASHINGTON) -- Donald Trump, trucker in chief?

That's the role the president briefly assumed Thursday when he climbed into the driver’s seat of a Mack 18-wheeler parked on the South Lawn of the White House.

Trump, who wor... Read More

GOP health care plan would hit people in counties Trump won hardest

(WASHINGTON) -- Areas that voted for Donald Trump in the 2016 election by the widest margins could see significantly larger cuts in health care subsidies than other Americans, according to a new
ABC News analysis of data provided by the Kaiser ... Read More

Intel chair Devin Nunes unsure if Trump associates were directly surveilled

(WASHINGTON) -- The chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, Devin Nunes, R-Calif., does not know "for sure" whether President Donald Trump or members of his transition team were even on the
phone calls or other communications now being ci... Read More

Why 'essential benefits' are sticking point in Obamacare overhaul

(WASHINGTON) -- Republicans are scrambling on Capitol Hill to rewrite their health care bill ahead of an anticipated vote on the measure, which could come as early as Friday morning after it was
postponed on Thursday.

Some Conservati... Read More

Revised GOP health bill still leaves 24M more uninsured after decade, CBO says

(WASHINGTON) -- A new report from the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) on the GOP’s health care bill says that the revised version would have similar effects on health insurance coverage and
premiums, and a smaller effect on reducing the... Read More

Republican Congressman Duncan Hunter under investigation for potential campaign finance violations

(WASHINGTON) -- The Department of Justice is investigating Rep. Duncan Hunter, R-Calif., for potentially violating campaign finance laws by using tens of thousands in those funds for personal use,
according to the House Committee on Ethics.
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Thursday night's vote on health care a pivotal moment for GOP

(WASHINGTON) -- The fate of House Republicans' health care plan remains up in the air as it heads for a vote in the House later Thursday, the timing of which has yet to be announced.

Despite Wednesday’s late-night negotiations and pe... Read More

House intel chair apologizes for briefing White House before ranking member

(WASHINGTON) -- Chairman Devin Nunes, R-Calif., apologized to the full House Intelligence Committee Thursday for failing to inform the committee's Democratic ranking member of his findings -- that the intelligence community "incidentally collected" s... Read More

Schumer: Democrats will filibuster Trump SCOTUS nominee Gorsuch

(WASHINGTON) -- The Senate’s top Democrat dealt a critical blow to the confirmation process of President Donald Trump’s nominee to the Supreme Court, Judge Neil Gorsuch, by vowing to invoke a filibuster that would force Republicans to ear... Read More

US-Mexico border wall needed only in 'strategic locations,' says border patrol union head

(WASHINGTON) — The head of the union representing U.S. Border Patrol agents said Wednesday that a wall along the southern border was only necessary in "strategic locations."

During a Senate hearing on staffing needs for Border Patrol... Read More

House conservatives threaten GOP health care bill

(WASHINGTON) — Members of the House Freedom Caucus, after years of frustrating GOP leaders' plans with a Democrat in the White House, are prepared to do the same under President Donald Trump.

Meeting twice on Wednesday after a trip t... Read More