Politics

ABC News
October 26, 2017 - 2:42 pm
(WASHINGTON) -- President Donald Trump officially declared the opioid epidemic a "national public health emergency" in an announcement at the White House Thursday. The move diverges from previous promises -- even as recently as Wednesday night -- to declare the epidemic a "national emergency." "...
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ABC News
October 26, 2017 - 2:06 pm
(WASHINGTON) -- U.S. Customs and Border Protection announced Thursday that it has completed construction on prototypes of the border wall called for by President Donald Trump. The agency is now expecting to "test and evaluate the finished products...to determine which design elements meets our...
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Sipa USA
October 26, 2017 - 1:15 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Republican-led Senate Foreign Relations Committee narrowly approved the nomination of Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback to be U.S. ambassador-at-large for international religious freedom. On an 11-10 vote Thursday, the panel recommended that the full Senate consider President Donald...
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October 26, 2017 - 10:43 am
(WASHINGTON) -- House Republicans narrowly approved the Senate-passed budget resolution, clearing a procedural hurdle and allowing the House of Representatives to take up tax reform. The bill passed 216 –212, with all Democrats and some Republicans opposing the measure. Speaker Paul Ryan cast a...
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October 26, 2017 - 9:45 am
(WASHINGTON) -- The National Archives is set to release previously classified files related to the 1963 assassination of President John F. Kennedy. The documents related to the investigation into Kennedy's murder -- comprising files from the CIA, FBI, Defense and State Departments, among other...
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The White House
October 26, 2017 - 2:17 am
(NEW YORK) -- Lady Gaga debuted a PSA Wednesday with her "buddy," former Vice President Joe Biden, urging action against sexual assault. "I'm not only with a great friend, but a fierce advocate," Biden says of Lady Gaga in the PSA, which is part of the "It's On Us" campaign, launched in 2014 by...
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October 25, 2017 - 6:48 pm
(WASHINGTON) -- Close to one month after the due date, the Trump administration has still not implemented the Russia sanctions that Congress passed nearly unanimously and Trump signed begrudgingly in August. The law, which also targets Iran and North Korea, called on the Trump administration to...
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ABC/ Lou Rocco
October 25, 2017 - 3:32 pm
(NEW YORK) -- Former Vice President Joe Biden isn't ruling out running for president in 2020. "I haven’t decided to run," he said in an interview with Vanity Fair , "but I’ve decided I’m not going to decide not to run. We’ll see what happens." Biden previously ran unsuccessfully in 1988 and 2008,...
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Jeff Flake (L), and Bob Corker (R) Photo Credit: US Senate
October 25, 2017 - 1:27 pm
(WASHINGTON) -- While their colleagues Jeff Flake and Bob Corker both excoriated President Donald Trump while announcing they would not seek re-election, many Senate Republicans have said they are confident that the two Trump critics’ decisions would not hurt the GOP's agenda. Both Flake, R-Ariz.,...
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Credit: Architect of the Capitol
October 25, 2017 - 1:11 pm
(WASHINGTON) -- The bipartisan Alexander-Murray health care bill will reduce the deficit by $3.8 billion from 2018 to 2027, but won't change the number of people who have coverage, according to estimates by the Congressional Budget Office. “This nonpartisan analysis shows that our bill provides...
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