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Transgender rights lie in the hands of a state's electorate | ABC News
ABC News | October 20, 2018
A November ballot question in Massachusetts is the first-ever statewide referendum on a transgender rights law
Trump's national security adviser heads to Moscow | ABC News
ABC News | October 20, 2018
President Donald Trump's national security adviser will be raising thorny subjects with Russian officials when he visits Moscow to craft a script for another high-level meeting between Trump and Russia President Vladimir Putin
Bernie Sanders swings through Iowa in final midterm sprint | ABC News
ABC News | October 20, 2018
As the midterm season enters its final weeks, Sen. Bernie Sanders will campaign for a congressional hopeful looking to flip the state's most conservative district blue.
Police reforms in Chicago could boost crime, Sessions says | ABC News
ABC News | October 20, 2018
Attorney General Jeff Sessions warned that the kind of reforms planned for the city's police force cause a surge in violent crime
Republicans disavow 'mob' for confrontation of Nancy Pelosi | ABC News
ABC News | October 20, 2018
Republicans quickly disavowed what they called a "mob" that angrily confronted House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi in Miami last week.
Texas Senate showdown: Cruz and O'Rourke talk presidential ambitions, border politics | ABC News
ABC News | October 20, 2018
The candidates in the GOP Texas race for U.S. Senate sat down with Paula Farris.
'We have to be the example we don't have': 'The View' talks Trump praising Gianforte | ABC News
ABC News | October 19, 2018
"I hold everyone to a standard, the president and the press," Meghan McCain said. "If he can't be the example, we have to be the example we don't have."
Heitkamp's sister comes forward with adoption story in new campaign ad | ABC News
ABC News | October 19, 2018
In a new ad, Sen. Heidi Heitkamp's sister shared for the first time publicly, how her older sister Heidi helped her decide to put her child up for adoption.
Top US general's close call in Afghanistan insider attack | ABC News
ABC News | October 19, 2018
New details show how close the top U.S. general in Afghanistan was to Thursday's violent insider attack in Kandahar that killed two senior Afghan security officials.
A tech investor has brought cell phone voting to West Virginia | ABC News
ABC News | October 19, 2018
A few hundred West Virginians are poised to cast a federal election vote on their cell phones this November.
Trump praises Montana congressman who body-slammed reporter | ABC News
ABC News | October 19, 2018
President Donald Trump is praising a Republican congressman for body-slamming a reporter last year, calling him a "tough cookie" and saying he thinks it might have helped him win election in Montana
Alaska's independent governor drops re-election bid | ABC News
ABC News | October 19, 2018
Independent Alaska Gov. Bill Walker has dropped his re-election bid with less than three weeks before the general election
Kamala Harris in South Carolina: 'Fight for ... who we are' | ABC News
ABC News | October 19, 2018
Sen. Kamala Harris is urging Democrats in the South's first presidential primary state to see the 2018 midterm elections as a fight for 'the best of who we are.'
Candid candidate voluntarily airs dirty laundry | ABC News
ABC News | October 19, 2018
Delegate Lee Carter of Virginia is expecting a rough campaign when he's up for re-election, so he's getting a jump on the opposition by self-disclosing a series of private, sometimes embarrassing details about his personal life
North Dakota Native Americans fight to protect their right to vote after court ruling | ABC News
ABC News | October 19, 2018
Native American groups are rushing to make sure voters on reservations have IDs that comply with North Dakota's strict voting law after a court ruling.
Senate candidates in Arizona vie for military and veteran support | ABC News
ABC News | October 19, 2018
Republican Rep. Martha McSally and Democratic Rep. Kyrsten Sinema are both trying to win the votes of military supporters in Arizona.
The Note: Trump showing midterm worries | ABC News
ABC News | October 19, 2018
As for President Trump, real worries are coming through about the races that — whether he accepts it or not — will be viewed as a referendum on his presidency.
Trump wades into California water wars | ABC News
ABC News | October 19, 2018
President Donald Trump is wading into California's water wars by calling for the administration to move more quickly on projects intended to bring water to farmers.
Paul Manafort arrives at court hearing about sentencing date in a wheelchair | ABC News
ABC News | October 19, 2018
Paul Manafort, the onetime campaign chairman for President Donald Trump, will be sentenced on February 8, 2019 after a jury found him guilty in August.
Saudis should get 'a few more days' to investigate journalist's disappearance: Pompeo | ABC News
ABC News | October 18, 2018
The Saudis should have “a few more days” to complete Jamal Khashoggi’s disappearance, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told President Trump.
Trump administration touts greenhouse gas reductions despite regulation rollbacks | ABC News
ABC News | October 18, 2018
The Trump administration is touting lower greenhouse gas reductions and more wind energy after President Trump's first year in office.
What geneticists say is the real problem with Elizabeth Warren's DNA test | ABC News
ABC News | October 18, 2018
Defining Native American heritage with DNA tests misses the point, experts said.
Congress wants to hold Saudi Arabia accountable if Trump doesn't | ABC News
ABC News | October 18, 2018
Congress has already begun its own efforts to hold Saudi Arabia accountable in light of the Khashoggi incident.
Man says he was falsely accused of sexual harassment, denied due process at school | ABC News
ABC News | October 18, 2018
Joseph Roberts said he and others like him have been denied due process on campus because of Title IX.
Investigation of Trump foundation is politically biased: Trump Org attorney | ABC News
ABC News | October 18, 2018
The Trump Organization is accusing the New York State Attorney General’s office of being “unfairly biased” in its case against the Donald J. Trump Foundation.
Treasury official arrested, charged for with leaking data from Russia probe | ABC News
ABC News | October 18, 2018
Natalie Mayflower Sours Edwards, a senior adviser at the Treasury Department, was charged on Wednesday.
Democrats suggest Trump had conflicts in deciding fate of FBI headquarters | ABC News
ABC News | October 18, 2018
President Trump inserted himself in his administration’s discussion of the fate of the FBI headquarters in downtown Washington near his D.C. hotel, House Democrats said.
Witches to 'hex' Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh; exorcists pray in response | ABC News
ABC News | October 18, 2018
Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh is slated to be the focal point of a ritual where a coven of witches is expected to place a curse on him and other rapists.
Interior says HUD Secretary Ben Carson sent 'false information' about staffing change | ABC News
ABC News | October 18, 2018
The Interior Department says an email sent by HUD Secretary Ben Carson wasn't true amid concerns that a political appointee from HUD was going to take over as watchdog.
The Note: Democrats see blue in Midwestern Trump country | ABC News
ABC News | October 18, 2018
Something is rumbling in the states that delivered Trump the presidency, suggesting blue spots for Democrats in places they once saw as red states.
Watchdog: Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke violated travel policies | ABC News
ABC News | October 18, 2018
The Interior Department allowed Secretary Ryan Zinke to violate travel policies so his wife could travel with him, according to a report from the department's watchdog.
Former GOP congressman calls Native American statue 'Elizabeth Warren' | ABC News
ABC News | October 18, 2018
Former GOP congressman Jason Chaffetz posed with a wooden statue of a Native American he dubbed "Elizabeth Warren."
Ahead of Pompeo trip, Trump threatens Central America with aid cuts over caravan | ABC News
ABC News | October 17, 2018
President Donald Trump is warning Central American countries to stop a caravan of migrants heading toward the U.S. southern border or face an end of U.S. foreign aid.
Elizabeth Warren's big DNA reveal leaves Democrats little to smile about: ANALYSIS | ABC News
ABC News | October 17, 2018
Trump called Elizabeth Warren a "fraud" after she revealed she took a DNA test.
'McCain would be rolling in his grave': Campa-Najjar responds to Hunter's attack ad | ABC News
ABC News | October 17, 2018
California's 50th district candidate Ammar Campa-Najjar responds to GOP Rep. Duncan Hunter's attack ad against him, which calls him a "security risk."
The real winner of the Texas senatorial debate: Tessie, the blind squirrel | ABC News
ABC News | October 17, 2018
In one of the nation’s most contested Senate races, an unlikely rodent caught Twitter’s attention.
Snapshots from the trail: The final weeks in three close Senate races | ABC News
ABC News | October 17, 2018
ABC News' Political Director Rick Klein and Chief White House Correspondent Jon Karl talked with reporters covering competitive races in Arizona, Tennessee and Texas.
Special counsel pushing Paul Manafort for information on Roger Stone: Sources | ABC News
ABC News | October 17, 2018
Prosecutors from Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s office have been asking former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort about his friend Roger Stone.
AP FACT CHECK: Cruz, O'Rourke claims cite taxes, immigration | ABC News
ABC News | October 17, 2018
AP FACT CHECK: Cruz and O'Rourke make claims ranging from oil taxes to impeachment and immigration during their Senate debate.
Heitkamp: Staffer out after ad that named victims | ABC News
ABC News | October 17, 2018
Sen. Heidi Heitkamp says a staff member has left her campaign following a newspaper ad that identified victims of domestic violence, sexual abuse and rape without their permission