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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 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. Kimmel tweeted on Thursday an undated photo of himself — looking away from the camera... Read more
Trump criticizes Republicans after deal with Democrats
President Donald Trump is criticizing Republican lawmakers amid a rapprochement with Democrats. On Twitter Friday, Trump referenced the GOP’s failure to pass health care legislation. He tweeted, “Republicans, sorry, but I’ve been hearing about Repeal & Replace for 7 years, didn’t happen!” Trump complained about the filibuster rule requiring... Read more
House expected to approve billions in hurricane aid, government funding deal
The House is poised today to pass a sweeping package that will include billions of dollars for hurricane recovery efforts, raise the debt limit and fund the government through December despite objections from conservatives opposed to the bipartisan deal forged by President Donald Trump and top Democrats. The measure,... Read more
It’s a ‘great thing’ to deal with Democrats, Trump now says
Frustrated with his own party’s leaders in Congress, President Donald Trump talked up his suddenly cozier relationship with Democrats on Thursday, raising the prospect of new deals on government spending and even posting one of his tweets at their behest. “I think that’s a great thing for our country,”... Read more
The Note: Trump’s deals flummox Republican Party
THE TAKE with ABC News’ Rick Klein President Trump may be waffling on what he is politically – or, at least, shifting on what he wants to reveal on that topic. But the reactions to his shifts, combined with some outside events, show that he has plenty of company... Read more
Former US Presidents band together to launch ‘One America Appeal’ to help 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 Harvey and Hurricane Irma, George H.W. Bush’s office announced Thursday. Former Presidents Barack Obama, George W. Bush. Bill Clinton, George H.W. Bush, and... Read more
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,” said Trump. “And believe me, we haven’t given up on healthcare. We haven’t given up on healthcare. We... Read more
Senate passes $15B disaster aid measure, debt limit increase
The Senate on Thursday overwhelmingly backed a $15.3 billion aid package for victims of Harvey, nearly doubling President Donald Trump’s emergency request, and adding a deal between Trump and Democrats to increase America’s borrowing authority and fund the government into December. The 80-17 vote sends the package to the... Read more
Donald Trump Jr. denies collusion allegations during meeting with Senate investigators
During a meeting with Senate Judiciary Committee staffers today, Donald Trump Jr. denied any wrongdoing in his meeting with a Russian lawyer during his father’s presidential campaign, according to the prepared remarks he delivered investigators this morning that were obtained by ABC News. In the statement, the president’s eldest... Read more
ANALYSIS: Trump’s deal with opponents is anything but a victory for Democrats
“Chuck and Nancy.” The way President Donald Trump talked about the meeting with congressional leadership Wednesday, it would be easy to forget Republicans were even there. It’s too early to tell whether Trump’s willingness to strike a deal with Democrats to fund the government in the short-term was a... Read more