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Mint Images/Getty Images (WASHINGTON) — The House has embarked on a 12-day winter recess, joining the Senate’s two-week recess and leaving a long list of critical unfinished business on Capitol Hill. Navigating a three-vote majority, Speaker Mike Johnson rejected pressure to consider the Senate’s bipartisan $95 billion national security supplemental. That move leaves not only […]

Caroline Purser/Getty Images (WASHINGTON) — The State Department has received multiple warnings from its posts in the Middle East during recent weeks about the lasting impact from U.S. messaging on the conflict in Gaza, triggering a meeting in Washington with intelligence agencies to evaluate the fallout, according to internal communications reviewed by ABC News and […]

Marilyn Nieves/Getty Images (NEW YORK) — Sen. Joe Manchin, the Democrat from West Virginia, announced Friday he will not launch a 2024 bid for the White House as an independent — removing what would have been a major challenge for President Joe Biden’s campaign. “I will not be seeking a third-party run. I will not […]

President Biden. CREDIT: Official White House Photo by Adam Schultz (NEW YORK) — President Joe Biden is heading to East Palestine, Ohio, on Friday to mark one year since a train derailment spilled hazardous materials and toxins into the environment that forced many residents out of their homes. Biden will be briefed by officials and […]

Bloomberg Creative/Getty Images (WASHINGTON) — The Justice Department rebuffed efforts by attorneys for President Joe Biden to omit language critical of his age and memory in a report published last week by special counsel Robert Hur, sources confirmed to ABC News. Four people familiar with the matter authenticated a series of correspondence first described in […]

Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images (WASHINGTON) — Special counsel Robert Hur is scheduled to testify in a public hearing before the House Judiciary Committee on March 12, according to sources familiar with the matter. It comes after House Republicans requested his testimony earlier this week, in addition to requests for audio recordings and transcripts related to Hur’s investigation […]

Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images (WASHINGTON) — Special counsel David Weiss has indicted an FBI confidential source who provided derogatory information about President Joe Biden and his son Hunter Biden on felony false statement and obstruction charges. Weiss indicted Alexander Smirnov, 43, on one count of making a false statement and one count of creating a false and […]

Michael Reynolds/EPA/Bloomberg via Getty Images (WASHINGTON) — When special counsel Robert Hur’s report on his yearlong investigation into President Joe Biden’s handling of classified materials was made public last week, it said no charges were warranted because the evidence wasn’t sufficient to support a conviction. That might have been the end of it as a legal […]

Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images (WASHINGTON) — Special counsel David Weiss has charged an FBI confidential source who provided derogatory information about President Joe Biden and his son Hunter Biden to the bureau with felony false statement and obstruction charges. Weiss charged Alexander Smirnov, 43, with one count of making a false statement and one count of creating […]

Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images (WASHINGTON) — National security adviser Jake Sullivan was headed to Capitol Hill Thursday to brief House members of the “Gang of 8” congressional leaders on what ABC News first reported, citing sources, was intelligence relating to Russia’s desire to put a nuclear weapon into space to use against satellites. White House spokesman John […]


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