Hispanic Caucus chairman attacks Rep. Steven King for 'demonizing immigrants'

(WASHINGTON) -- Congressional Hispanic Caucus Chairman Joaquín Castro, D-Texas, did not hold back when reacting to Rep. Steven King’s remarks on the House floor.

King, who has been under fire for comments he made to the Ne... Read More

Veterans groups avoid politics and call for shutdown to end

(WASHINGTON) -- The country’s major veterans groups came together Tuesday to call for an end to the government shutdown as union leaders separately clashed with the Veterans Affairs secretary over the partial government shutdown’s impact ... Read More

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand tells Colbert she’s launching presidential exploratory committee

(NEW YORK) -- Democratic Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand is taking steps toward a 2020 presidential bid.

The New York Democrat announced that she is forming a presidential exploratory committee Tuesday night during a taping of CBS’ “Th... Read More

Old Friends: William Barr and Robert Mueller may work together again, in a very different time

(WASHINGTON) -- When William Barr opened his remarks to the Senate Tuesday as he sought confirmation to become the 85th attorney general, he pointedly took time to reflect on his friendship with the man who could easily become his most consequential ... Read More

Mueller files court documents describing evidence of Manafort’s alleged lies

(WASHINGTON) -- Special counsel Robert Mueller has filed a heavily-redacted court document Tuesday afternoon outlining the underlying evidence to support its claims that Paul Manafort, the president’s onetime campaign chairman, lied to federal ... Read More

IRS declares half of its workers are needed to process 2019 tax returns and refunds; warns of long wait times and limited assistance

(WASHINGTON) -- The IRS will require some 46,000 employees to work without pay throughout the upcoming tax season to ensure returns are processed and refunds are mailed, the agency announced Tuesday in an updated plan for the government shutdown. Tha... Read More

What could happen next to Rep. Steve King after backlash to 'white supremacy' comments?

(WASHINGTON) -- As Iowa Republican Rep. Steve King faces fierce backlash for questioning why white supremacy is considered offensive, for now he’s showing no signs of stepping down amid mounting pressure to resign.

In an interview wi... Read More

Former Trump campaign aide Rick Gates 'still cooperating' with Mueller: court docs

(WASHINGTON) -- Rick Gates, a former Trump campaign official and longtime business associate of Paul Manafort, is still cooperating with special counsel Robert Mueller, suggesting Mueller's investigation into Russian meddling during the 2016 campaign... Read More

Mueller plows ahead, issuing more subpoenas to associates of conservative commentator

(WASHINGTON) -- Special counsel Robert Mueller has zeroed in on at least three new witnesses associated with a conservative commentator connected to former Trump campaign adviser Roger Stone, signaling that investigators remain focused on the activit... Read More

On Day 25 of longest-ever government shutdown, 800,000 federal employees are without pay

(WASHINGTON) -- It's Day 25 of the longest-ever government shutdown – with no end in sight to the political standoff.

Some 800,000 federal workers are ensnared in the shutdown showdown and many missed their first paycheck on Friday. ... Read More

Former Trump campaign aide Rick Gates 'still cooperating' with Mueller: court docs

(WASHINGTON) -- Rick Gates, a former Trump campaign official and longtime business associate of Paul Manafort, is still cooperating with special counsel Robert Mueller, suggesting Mueller's investigation into Russian meddling during the 2016 campaign... Read More

AG nominee Barr promises he won't interfere with Mueller

(WASHINGTON) -- When William Barr, President Donald Trump's nominee for attorney general, takes his seat Tuesday morning for his confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee, he's sure to face tough questions from Democrats over his vie... Read More

Trump's inaugural fund spent lavishly at his DC hotel, new docs show

(WASHINGTON) -- President Donald Trump’s inaugural committee spent more than $1.5 million at the Trump International Hotel in Washington ahead of his 2017 swearing-in, according to internal documents reviewed by ABC News.

It is part ... Read More

Native American leaders ask Trump to apologize for 'shameful' Wounded Knee remarks

(WASHINGTON) -- Native American leaders are calling on President Donald Trump to apologize for comments he made on Twitter invoking the Wounded Knee Massacre and the Battle of Little Bighorn that he made while attacking Sen. Elizabeth Warren on Sunda... Read More