Breaking News

Politics

Inside the first Trump state dinner

White House Travel Pool(WASHINGTON) — President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump hosted their first state dinner Tuesday evening in honor of French President Emmanuel Macron. The first couple greeted Macron and his wife on the steps of the White House North Portico, with the couples exchanging a round of cheek kisses before posing for photos. While President Trump …

Read More »

White House says Trump will defend VA nominee hours after he suggested he step aside

Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Hours after President Donald Trump suggested his embattled nominee to head the Department of Veterans Affairs, Rear Adm. Ronny Jackson, should step aside, the White House is now saying the president will fight for him. “The president will be defending him,” White House Director for Legislative Affairs Marc Short told ABC News just moments after Jackson …

Read More »

Prosecutors push back on Manafort’s arguments over evidence seized from storage locker, home

Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s office has rebuffed two attempts by former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort to argue that evidence seized last summer by FBI agents from his home and nearby storage locker was unlawfully obtained. In a filing late Monday night, Mueller’s team rejected Manafort’s claims that search warrants used to raid his home were …

Read More »

Trump and Macron’s ‘bromance’ continues with kisses, praise

Alex Wong/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Walking hand in hand, kisses from cheek to cheek, effusive praise. The “bromance” between President Donald Trump and French President Emmanuel Macron continued to raise eyebrows Tuesday on day two of Macron’s state visit. Not shy about expressing his affection for Macron, Trump told reporters in the Oval Office, “We do have a very special relationship,” …

Read More »

‘I don’t think personally he should it’: Trump on Jackson’s nomination to be VA secretary

Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — President Donald Trump Tuesday suggested that his own nominee to head the Department of Veterans Affairs, Rear. Adm. Ronny Jackson, withdraw his name from consideration in a stunning turn of events that could likely end all hope that he becomes the next VA secretary. “I wouldn’t — if I were him, actually in many ways I’d …

Read More »

Presidents Trump, Macron discuss potential new deal to block Iran’s nuclear ambitions

Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — President Donald Trump entertained the idea of negotiating a new deal to block Iran from obtaining nuclear weapons Tuesday during a joint press conference with French President Emanuel Macron. “There is a chance, and nobody what’s I’m going to do on the 12th, although Mr. President, you have a pretty good idea, but we’ll see,” President …

Read More »

Trump warns Iran of “much bigger problems” if it restarts nuclear program

Alex Wong/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — President Donald Trump threatened Iran with “much bigger problems than they have ever had before” if the country restarts its nuclear program. The warning comes as the clock ticks down toward Trump’s May 12 deadline on whether he will keep U.S. commitments to the nuclear deal and sign waivers for Iran sanctions – or let …

Read More »

Arizona special election another test for GOP in Trump country

iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — Voters will head to the polls Tuesday in Arizona’s 8th Congressional District, a deep red district where a solid performance by the Democrat would be yet another sign of the party’s growing strength ahead of a contentious and competitive midterm election in November. The race, triggered by the resignation of GOP Rep. Trent Franks last year, pits Democrat …

Read More »

Scott Pruitt expected to address ethics questions in front of Congress

Jason Andrew/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — After a run of negative headlines, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt is headed to Capitol Hill this week for two congressional hearings, where his performance under tough questioning from Democrats and Republicans could play a role in his future in the administration. The hearings are about the EPA’s budget, but they also offer lawmakers an …

Read More »

‘Start Here’: Iran deal on the menu at state dinner for French president

Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — It’s Tuesday, April 24, 2018. Here are some of the stories we’re talking about on ABC News’ new daily podcast, “Start Here.” 1. Star-studded state visit Washington was star-struck yesterday as French President Emmanuel Macron and the first lady of France, Brigitte Macron, took a stroll around the monuments of D.C. They arrived at the …

Read More »