Politics

Ostracized from party, Steve King faces tough primary

For years, Rep. Steve King of Iowa and Bob Vander Plaats, an influential Christian conservative, have fought on the same side of the culture wars, attending the same summits and bus tours to attack Republican boogeymen like Planned Parenthood and…

Pelosi: I 'kind of ignore' Trump's tweets on Floyd protests

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Sunday that she "kind of ignore(s)" President Donald Trump's controversial comments on the nationwide protests spurred by the recent killing of an unarmed black man in Minnesota. In an interview with ABC, the California Democrat…

Inside Trump's decision to delay the G7 meeting

President Donald Trump's announcement Saturday that he is postponing an in-person summit of the G7 ends, for now, what had been a hurried effort to arrange a major gathering of world leaders while also assuaging those leaders' fears it was…

Atlanta mayor on Trump: 'He should just stop talking'

Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms on Sunday rebuked Donald Trump's rhetoric amid days of protests after the death of George Floyd, saying the President "is making it worse" and is stoking racial tensions."He should just stop talking. This is like…

Evictions loom as state freezes on rent payments expire

As states reopen, tenants are facing the end of freezes on rent payments and evictions put in place at the start of the pandemic despite still-rising joblessness and a stalled economy.The freezes didn't cancel monthly payments, which means that with…

Warren as Biden's running mate makes no electoral sense

Poll of the week: A new national Ipsos/Reuters poll finds former Vice President Joe Biden with a 45% to 39% lead over President Donald Trump.Biden's lead is confirmed by an ABC News/Washington Post poll out Sunday morning putting Biden at…

'Not moving fast enough': Millions of children still without food aid

Millions of low-income school children are still waiting receive federal help to buy food, even as the number of families having trouble affording groceries skyrockets.Eleven states, including Georgia, Mississippi and Utah, have yet to join the federal coronavirus relief program…

What you need to know about vote-by-mail

President Donald Trump in recent days has resurfaced and repeated false claims about voter fraud in the US. Specifically, the President has suggested that mail-in voting -- which many are pushing to expand in light of the coronavirus pandemic --…

A week of distractions from Trump shows a leader in crisis

On Monday, as the nation marked Memorial Day, President Donald Trump mocked his campaign rival for wearing a face mask. On Wednesday, as the national death toll from coronavirus reached a wretched milestone, Trump and his family flew to Florida…