Howard Schultz: "I would not nominate a Supreme Court justice unless he or she could be confirmed by two-thirds—two-thirds—of the United States Senate."
Pres. Trump at event honoring Native American code talkers: "We have a representative in Congress who they say was here a long time ago. They call her Pocahontas."
NEW: Sec. of State Mike Pompeo releases statement honoring #WorldRefugeeDay. "We will continue to help the world's most vulnerable refugees, reflecting the deeply held values of the American people."
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on the Paycheck Fairness Act: "It is time that we pay people what they are worth and not how little they are desperate enough to accept."
BREAKING: Florida Gov. Rick Scott says the state "will require all individuals purchasing firearms to be 21 or older."
Incoming Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez joins sit-in in Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi's office calling for efforts to combat climate change: "We don't have a choice."
JUST IN: Asked about rumors Joe Biden might consider selecting her as his 2020 running mate, Stacey Abrams tells , "I think you don't run for second place." "If I'm going to enter a primary, then I'm going to enter a primary."
Pres. Trump cuts red tape in front of stack of paper representing current regulations. The president says his administration's goal is to return to the 1960-level regulations.
NEW: Retired Gen. Stanley McChrystal says he wouldn't join the Trump administration. : "Do you think he's a liar?" McChrystal: "I don't think he tells the truth." Raddatz: "Is Trump immoral in your view?" McChrystal: "I think he is."
Pres. Trump in Utah: "Christmas is back, bigger and better than ever before...and we say it now with pride."
Former Pres. Obama surprises kids at Boys & Girls Club of Greater Washington with toys for the holidays: "Doing something good for somebody can make you feel better."
Pres. Trump at event honoring Native American code talkers: "We have a representative in Congress who they say was here a long time ago. They call her Pocahontas."
At event honoring U.S.-Baltic alliance, outgoing National Security Advisor H.R. McMaster says "We have failed to impose sufficient costs" on Russia.
"Lock her up," Attorney General Jeff Sessions says with a laugh as chant breaks out during high school leadership summit.
Sen. Cory Gardner: "I will be putting today a hold on every single nomination from the Dept. of Justice until Attorney General Jeff Sessions lives up to the commitment that he made to me" on legalized marijuana in Colorado.
"I do think we have bigger problems than plastic straws," Pres. Trump says. "You have a little straw. But what about the plates, the wrappers and everything else that are much bigger, and they're made of the same material?"
Former Pres. Barack Obama—hauling a big sack of gifts—stopped by the Children’s National Hospital in Washington, D.C.
Asked by about Mueller's warning that Russia is continuing to interfere with U.S. elections, Pres. Trump says, "You don't really believe this. Do you believe this?" Trump says he did not raise the issue during call with Vladimir Putin.
Canadian PM Justin Trudeau says Canada will not agree to a "sunset clause" in negotiations for NAFTA: "We will not, cannot sign a trade deal that expires automatically every five years. That is not a trade deal."
"Are you from Pakistan?" Pres. Trump asks a reporter in the Oval Office. "Good, I want a couple of Pakistani reporters. I like them much better than our reporters."
Former NYC mayor Michael Bloomberg commits $64M to "move the U.S. off coal power."
Incoming Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez joins sit-in in Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi's office calling for efforts to combat climate change: "We don't have a choice."
NEW: After sustained applause for new National Security Adviser John Bolton, Pres. Trump jokes, "I'm a little jealous." "You know that means the end of his job."
NEW: Pres. Trump says he will hold a rally at an undetermined location rather than attend the White House Correspondents' Dinner, which he called "so boring and so negative." "I like positive things, okay?"
Former Pres. George W. Bush: "Bigotry or white supremacy in any form is blasphemy against the American creed."
JUST IN: Stacey Abrams: "I acknowledge that former Secretary of State Brian Kemp will be certified the victor in the 2018 gubernatorial elections."
"Russia attempted to penetrate 21 states. We know they were successful in penetrating at least one database."
Jared Kushner speaks at U.S. Mideast peace plan conference in Bahrain: "For a moment, imagine a new reality in the Middle East."
Rep. Adam Schiff tells there is "ample evidence of collusion of the campaign and it's very much in the public record." "Whether that will amount to a criminal conspiracy... we'll have to wait for Bob Mueller to tell us."
Pres. Trump claims Sen. Orrin Hatch told him he is "the greatest president in the history of our country," which includes "Lincoln and Washington."
BREAKING: Florida Gov. Rick Scott says the state "will require all individuals purchasing firearms to be 21 or older."
Pres. Trump says he's open to meeting with Iranian Pres. Rouhani: "I'll meet with anybody. I believe in meeting." "No preconditions. If they want to meet, I'll meet."
Pres. Trump says Democrats not applauding at the State of the Union were "un-American...can we call that treason? Why not."
ABC : Pres. Trump says NATO countries have taken in "many billions of dollars more than they would have had if you had Crooked Hillary Clinton as president."
House Speaker Paul Ryan on Pres. Trump disputing a report on the Puerto Rico death toll: "There is no reason to dispute these numbers and it's a function of this was a devastating storm that hit an isolated island and that's really no one's fault"
"STAND-IN SANTA": Former Pres. Barack Obama played Santa Claus for all the kids at the Children’s National Hospital in Washington, D.C.
NEW: Republicans block attempt to subpoena interpreter who sat in on Pres. Trump’s one-on-one meeting with Russian Pres. Vladimir Putin in Helsinki.
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on the Paycheck Fairness Act: "It is time that we pay people what they are worth and not how little they are desperate enough to accept."
Former Pres. Obama surprises kids at Boys & Girls Club of Greater Washington with toys for the holidays: "Doing something good for somebody can make you feel better."
Asked whether she thinks Pres. Trump is a racist, Hillary Clinton says, "He has been racist, he's been sexist, he's been Islamophobic, he has been anti-LGBTQ."
Speaker Nancy Pelosi says she is proud of the work Chairman Adam Schiff has done. "In stark contrast to the irresponsible almost criminal behavior of the previous chair of the committee."
In cute moment, a young boy attempts several times to nab Pres. Trump's attention during signing of the "Right to Try Act"—and finally succeeds in getting a hug from the president.
"My daughter's created millions of jobs," Pres. Trump says while speaking to a gathering of governors. "I don't know if anyone knows that, but she's created millions of jobs."
"Mean pettiness has overtaken our politics," Joe Biden says. "If you notice, I get criticized for saying anything nice about a Republican. Folks, that's not who we are."
BREAKING: FBI's Andrew McCabe fired effective immediately after investigation found he "made an unauthorized disclosure to the news media and lacked candor − including under oath − on multiple occasions," Attorney General Jeff Sessions announces.
NEW: Kanye West to meet with Pres. Trump and Jared Kushner at the White House on Thursday, White House press secretary Sarah Sanders says.
U.S. Office of Special Counsel finds Kellyanne Conway repeatedly violated the Hatch Act: "Given that Ms. Conway is a repeat offender and has shown disregard for the law, OSC recommends that she be removed from federal service.”
Holding signs that say "denounce white nationalism," a mass of protesters sings in Pittsburgh as Pres. Trump and the first family visit the Tree of Life synagogue in the wake of deadly mass shooting.
"Was President Trump obstructing justice?” Former FBI Director James sits down with 's for an exclusive interview airing Sunday night at 10/9c on ABC. #Comey
NEW: Former NSA employee sentenced to 66 months in prison for keeping "massive troves of highly classified national defense information" at his home, DOJ says.
JUST IN: Sarah Sanders reads statement from Pres. Trump revoking former CIA Director John Brennan's security clearance.
JUST IN: White House Homeland Security Adviser Tom Bossert has resigned, Press Sec. Sarah Sanders says. "President Trump thanks him for his patriotic service and wishes him well.”
NEW: GOP Rep. Mike Coffman says he's reached out to Sen. Feinstein, who has proposed legislation addressing family separations at the border. "If that means introducing her bill in the House, I'd be honored to stand with her."
At start of his address to the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Joe Biden jokes, “I just want you to know, I had permission to hug Lonnie.”
Beach Boys' Mike Love "People can say what they want, but you've always been a big supporter of some of the best music America's ever made." "I remember you tried your best to help get Whitney Houston in some kind of shape,"
Crowd chants 'lock her up' during Pres. Trump's address at CPAC: "We have a very crooked media, we had a crooked candidate, too, by the way."
Does Pres. Trump deserve the Nobel Prize? "Everyone thinks so, but I would never say it," Pres. Trump says. "The prize I want is victory for the world."
"Our current president and speaker of the House can hardly stand to be in the same room together," Howard Schultz says. "I can promise you this: I'll have members of both parties to the White House for coffee—Starbucks coffee—as often as I can."
NEW: Kimberly Guilfoyle expected to leave Fox News to take role with pro-Trump super PAC America First, sources tell ABC. [email protected]
NEW: U.S. announces new sanctions on five entities and eight individuals for their involvement in Syrian chemical weapons program, calling it a "coordinated action" with France.
"I just received a beautiful letter from Kim Jong Un. I can't show you the letter, obviously, but it was a very personal, very warm, very nice letter," Pres. Trump tells .
NEW: Pres. Trump proclaims April "National Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month."
Rep. Mimi Walters concedes to Democratic challenger Katie Porter in California's 45th Congressional District race, increasing the Democrats' net gain in the 2018 midterm elections to 36 seats so far.
Pres. Trump says Democrats not applauding at the State of the Union were "un-American...can we call that treason? Why not."
Rep. Rashida Tlaib defends voting against $4.6 billion emergency border bill: "Three agents took me aside, away from my colleagues and said, 'more money is not going to fix this," adding, "they all said this is a broken system."
JUST IN: Sen. Mark Warner to support nomination of Gina Haspel to lead CIA. "I believe she is someone who can and will stand up to the President if ordered to do something illegal or immoral—like a return to torture," he says.
NEW: Rep. Karen Handel concedes to Democratic challenger Lucy McBath in race for Georgia's 6th Congressional District.
JUST IN: "Consistent with Pres. Trump's commitment and in concert with our Republic of Korea ally, the United States military has suspended all planning for this August's defensive "wargames," Pentagon says.
Pres. Trump: "There was no collusion, there was no obstruction—unless you call obstruction the fact that I fight back. I do fight back. I really fight back. I mean, if you call that obstruction, that's fine."
JUST IN: "Consistent with Pres. Trump's commitment and in concert with our Republic of Korea ally, the United States military has suspended all planning for this August's defensive "wargames," Pentagon says.
Sen. Kamala Harris: "We have failed to put the resources into our public education system, and instead we are putting tons of money into a system of mass incarceration...Let's speak these truths."
Sen. Lindsey Graham on John McCain: "When they write the history of the Senate, John will be in the first paragraph." Graham says McCain's death has "put pressure to kind of up my game. So, a vacuum is being left in the Senate."
NEW: National Security Adviser John Bolton announces appointment of Mira R. Ricardel as deputy national security adviser. "Her policy-making and interagency experience will make her a great addition to the National Security Council," he says.
NEW: Pres. Trump announces delegation for opening of U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem on May 14; Jared Kushner, Ivanka Trump to attend.
BREAKING: FBI Director James Comey has been fired, White House says.
NEW: White House says U.S. has "identified potential preparations" for chemical attack by the Assad regime in Syria.
BREAKING: Anthony Scaramucci out as White House Communications Director, sources tell News.
JUST IN: Former President George H.W. Bush hospitalized but is “doing fine,” spokesperson says.
BREAKING: Supreme Court agrees to hear case regarding President Trump’s proposed travel ban.
Rep. Maxine Waters repeatedly presses Treasury Sec. Mnuchin on Russian sanctions passed by Congress last year. "This is your excuse for not having implemented the law?"
Jon Stewart calls for reauthorization of 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund Act: "The Trump Justice Dept. is doing an excellent job administrating this program ... the program works exactly like it's supposed to, so now it's Congress' job to fund it properly"
Rep. , who recently toured border facility, testifies at hearing on Trump administration's border policies: "This is a manufactured crisis, because the cruelty is manufactured. This is a manufactured crisis because there's no need for us to do this."
"Oh, you're not going to answer that?" Press Sec. Sanders declines to answer April Ryan's question on "voter suppression," saying she hadn't been called on.
Former Pres. Obama: "What we have not seen before, in our recent public life at least, is politicians just blatantly, repeatedly, baldly, shamelessly lying."
In remarks on "disturbing rise of white nationalism," Rep. Jerry Nadler says, "The president's rhetoric fans the flames with language that, whether intentional or not, may motivate and embolden white supremacist movements."
Pres. Trump sets off firestorm as he refers to immigrants from Haiti and several other African nations as hailing from "s---hole countries," then suggests he'd prefer more immigrants "from countries like Norway."
NEW: State Dept. says Hillary Clinton's security clearance has been "withdrawn at her request," according to statement from Senate Judiciary Committee.
Ivanka Trump speaks at a jobs event at the White House: "The reality is that we have an incredible economy, a robust economy and that's because of deregulation, because of tax reform"
NEW: Top congressional Democrats request to know if Justice Dept. ethics officers have advised acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker to recuse himself from overseeing special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation.
Beach Boys' Mike Love tells Pres. Trump, "People can say what they want, but you've always been a big supporter of some of the best music America's ever made." "I remember you tried your best to help get Whitney Houston in some kind of shape," he says.
Jon Stewart: "What an incredible metaphor this room is for the entire process that getting healthcare and benefits for 9/11 first responders has come to. Behind me, a filled room of 9/11 first responders—and in front of me, a nearly empty Congress."
Pres. Trump tosses his prepared remarks at roundtable on tax reform. "I'm reading off the first paragraph, I said, 'This is boring. Come on. We have to tell it like it is.'"
JUST IN: Former Housing and Urban Development Sec. Julian Castro announces his candidacy for president: "I am a candidate for president of the United States of America."
Former VP Joe Biden presents John McCain with the National Constitution Center's Liberty Medal
Diamond and Silk repeatedly tell congressional committee that “we have never been paid by the Trump campaign." FEC records show Diamond and Silk were paid $1,274.94 for field consulting work.
NEW: Senate Intelligence Committee previews findings on election security: "Russia attempted to penetrate 21 states. We know they were successful in penetrating at least one database."
"White supremacy has always been a problem in our American story." Sen. Cory Booker says "We need to be honest about not just who we are, but who we have been" in a speech at the Mother Emanuel AME Church where nine worshipers were killed in 2015.
Asked his biggest military concern of 2018, Defense Sec. Mattis responds, "I don't have concerns, I create them."
NEW: Twitter says 677,775 people in the U.S. followed, retweeted or liked a tweet from accounts "potentially connected to a propaganda effort by a Russian government-linked organization” around 2016 election.
In contentious exchange, Rep. Rosa DeLauro presses Education Sec. DeVos on potential plan to preempt state regulations on student loan collectors: “Who do you believe this serves?”
NEW: Attorney General Jeff Sessions responds to criticism from Pres. Trump: “While I am Attorney General, the actions of the Department of Justice will not be improperly influenced by political considerations.”
NEW: Pres. Trump notifies Congress of decision to continue national emergency over North Korea, "citing existence and risk of proliferation of weapons-usable fissile material on the Korean Peninsula."
Jon Stewart slams Congress over health care for 9/11 first responders: "I am awfully tired of hearing that it's a 9/11 New York issue. Al-Qaeda didn't shout 'Death to Tribeca.' They attacked America."
NEW: "Dozens of members of a white supremacist gang" charged in Arkansas for "multiple acts of violence," including murder and kidnapping, Justice Dept. says.
Drone footage shows prototypes for the proposed border wall between the U.S. and Mexico being built in California.
Jon Stewart on bill for 9/11 first responders compensation fund: "It's very difficult to watch a House and Senate with a trillion dollar deficit try and balance that budget of $10.2 billion over 10 years on the backs of 9/11 victims and first responders."
Jon Stewart: "What an incredible metaphor this room is for the entire process that getting healthcare and benefits for 9/11 first responders has come to. Behind me, a filled room of 9/11 first responders—and in front of me, a nearly empty Congress."
Pres. Trump says Democrats not applauding at the State of the Union were "un-American...can we call that treason? Why not."
Sen. Patrick Leahy to FBI Dir. Wray: "You said at your confirmation hearing that the Russia investigation was not a witch hunt...Is that still your opinion?" Wray: "Yes."
NEW: Russian national charged with "conspiracy to act as an agent of the Russian Federation within the United States," DOJ says.
Senate hopeful Zak Ringelstein attempted to deliver supplies to a border detention facility in Texas, when Border Patrol officers stopped and arrested the candidate from Maine.
Sen. Rand Paul on Mueller probe: "I think since the very beginning this all has been politically motivated. Now both sides are doing it. I think it goes back even to the Clintons. This is why we shouldn't have special prosecutors"
Speaker Nancy Pelosi brings a poster titled "McConnell's graveyard" with bills she says Leader Mitch McConnell "wants to bury." "Leader McConnell seems to take great pride in calling himself the Grim Reaper, it's part of his political campaign," she says
"Does the Green New Deal go too far?" Bernie Sanders: "No. You cannot go too far on the issue of climate change. The future of the planet is at stake."
JUST IN: President Trump issues memorandum stating transgender individuals are "disqualified" from serving in the military "except under certain limited circumstances."
NEW: Sen. Marco Rubio on Mattis resignation letter: "It makes it abundantly clear that we are headed towards a series of grave policy errors which will endanger our nation, damage our alliances & empower our adversaries."
Pres. Trump says he "might" place tariffs on French wine in retaliation for tax targeting tech companies. "I've always liked American wines better than French wines. Even though I don't drink wine. I just like the way they look."
NEW: Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer announces Stacey Abrams will deliver the Democrats' response to the State of the Union. "She has led the charge for voting rights, which is at the root of just about everything else."
Press Sec. Sanders calls insinuations Pres. Trump is mentally unfit for presidency "disgraceful and laughable": "If he was unfit, he probably wouldn't be sitting there."
Florida Gov. Scott also calls for "mandatory law enforcement officer in every public school.”
JUST IN: Citing Russian violations, Sec. of State Mike Pompeo says U.S. is suspending its obligations under nuclear treaty: "These violations of the INF treaty cannot be viewed in isolation from the larger pattern of Russian lawlessness on the world stage"
Riot police arrive and push back marchers amid massive #InternationalWomensDay march in Istanbul, Turkey.
NEW: Acting Attorney General Matt Whitaker says Mueller investigation "is, I think, close to being completed, and I hope that we can get the report from Director Mueller as soon as possible."
Former Pres. Barack Obama: "Even in this period of hyper partisanship, and tribal politics, I am hoping there's some folks out there that maybe think, you know what? There's some things that transcend party."
"We were literally under assault," Sen. Mitch McConnell says of anti-Kavanaugh protesters. "These demonstrators—I'm sure some of them were well-meaning citizens—but many of them were obviously trained to get in our faces...almost attack us in the halls."
JUST IN: White House Homeland Security Adviser Tom Bossert has resigned, Press Sec. Sarah Sanders says. "President Trump thanks him for his patriotic service and wishes him well.”
JUST IN: National security advisor John Bolton: “The President believes that the next bilateral meeting with President Putin should take place after the Russia witch hunt is over, so we’ve agreed that it will be after the first of the year."
NEW: Prosecutor details Jussie Smollet's alleged actions in preparation for what Chicago police call a staged attack. "Smollett directed the brothers' attention towards a surveillance camera on the corner, which he believed would capture the incident"
Sen. Bernie Sanders calls Pres. Trump "the most dangerous president in modern American history." "We're not only going to defeat Trump, we're going to transform the United States of America."
President Trump criticizes windmills again in speech on energy: "All of a sudden it stops, the wind and the televisions go off, and your wives and husbands say, 'Darling, I want to watch Donald Trump on television tonight, but the wind stopped blowing"
"What advice would you give to the 25-year-old Donald Trump, knowing what you know today?" Pres. Trump: "Don't run for president."
Rep. Adam Schiff at event marking 100 days since death of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi: "When we look around the world, it is hard not to conclude that trends are getting worse, not better" for safety of journalists and freedom of the press.
"Words have meaning!" Protesters await the arrival of Pres. Trump and the first family near the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh in the wake of Saturday's mass shooting.
The White House releases the official Christmas portrait of President Trump and first lady Melania Trump.
Investigations into Clinton and Trump campaigns were both ongoing during 2016 election, Sen. Feinstein says, "but only the Clinton investigation was discussed publicly." "This unquestionably harmed candidate Clinton and helped candidate Trump."
After King Abdullah II of Jordan compliments his "humility" in the Oval Office, Pres. Trump jokes, "Remember, he used to the word humility with respect to me...That's probably the nicest compliment I've been given in a long time."
NEW: Press Sec. Sarah Sanders: "Starting next week the use of all personal devices for both guests and staff will no longer be allowed in the West Wing."
JUST IN: Asked about rumors Joe Biden might consider selecting her as his 2020 running mate, Stacey Abrams tells , "I think you don't run for second place." "If I'm going to enter a primary, then I'm going to enter a primary."
NEW: Nearly 600 people arrested from Women's March protest in Hart Senate Office Building, Capitol Police says.
U.S. submarines break through the ice as part of an exercise to expand operational readiness in the Arctic.
Asked whether he's worried some of his staff disobeys his orders following revelations in the Mueller report, Pres. Trump says, "Nobody disobeys my orders."
After sustained applause for new National Security Adviser John Bolton, Pres. Trump jokes, "I'm a little jealous." "You know that means the end of his job."
NEW: Pres. Trump releases statement on Juneteenth. "As a Nation, we vow to never forget the millions of African Americans who suffered the evils of slavery."
NEW: Pres. Trump commutes prison sentence of Sholom Rubashkin after eight years served, "an action encouraged by bipartisan leaders from across the political spectrum."
Pres. Trump holds up a "Keep on Tweeting!" sign after landing at Palm Beach for the holiday weekend.
Press Sec. Sanders defends Pres. Trump's "Pocahontas" comment to : "I think what most people find offensive is Senator Warren lying about her heritage."
NEW: Pres. Trump announces delegation for opening of U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem on May 14; Jared Kushner, Ivanka Trump to attend.
NEW: Sen. Orrin Hatch says legislation to protect special counsel from firing "is not necessary at this point because I do not believe the President would take such a foolish action.”
NEW: Russian national charged with "conspiracy to act as an agent of the Russian Federation within the United States," DOJ says.
Sen. Mazie Hirono on Brett Kavanaugh: "These are not normal times. Under normal times, in a situation like this, there would be an FBI report and we would have access to all of the documents that we should get... not just 10 percent."
Pres. Trump tosses his prepared remarks at roundtable on tax reform. "I'm reading off the first paragraph, I said, 'This is boring. Come on. We have to tell it like it is.'"
Hillary Clinton criticizes Trump administration's claims on inauguration crowd sizes: "There weren't that many people there, let's be honest." "This kind of stuff happens...in authoritarian regimes where they try to literally change reality."
NEW: Sec. of State Mike Pompeo releases statement marking International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia. "Human rights are universal, and LGBTI people are entitled to the same respect, freedoms, and protections as everyone else."
NEW: Pres. Trump grants pardons to father-son Oregon cattle ranchers sentenced to five years in prison in 2015 on arson charges in connection to a dispute over grazing rights.
Pres. Trump says he is “not above the law,” but has the “absolute right” to pardon himself. “I’ll never have to use it because I didn’t do anything wrong, and everybody knows it.”
First lady Melania Trump hosts a "Be Best" event at the White House to discuss youth programs and highlight the three pillars of her campaign: "Wellbeing, online safety and opioid abuse"
First lady Melania Trump gives remarks at anti-cyberbullying event: "Social media...can be used in many positive ways, but can also be destructive and harmful when used incorrectly."
NEW: First lady Melania Trump plans to visit another center housing migrants at some point this week, spokesperson tells .
NEW: Sec. of State Rex Tillerson releases statement on Transgender Day of Remembrance, honoring "the memory of the many transgender individuals who have lost their lives to acts of violence."
NEW: Three members of "sophisticated international cybercrime group" FIN7 arrested over malware campaign targeting more than 100 U.S. companies, DOJ says.
JUST IN: Sen. Jeff Flake vows to withhold vote for judicial nominees until legislation protecting special counsel Robert Mueller is brought for a vote.
Pres. Trump has arrived in Da Nang, Vietnam, where he'll meet with world leaders at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Summit.
Supreme Court justices—including Brett Kavanaugh, who joined the Court this fall following a highly contentious confirmation process—pose for official photo.
Rep. Rashida Tlaib defends voting against $4.6 billion emergency border bill: "Three agents took me aside, away from my colleagues and said, 'more money is not going to fix this," adding, "they all said this is a broken system."
Pres. Trump says a government shutdown "could happen" in December: "Could there be a shutdown? There certainly could, and it will be about border security, in which the wall is a part."
Michael Bloomberg: "Coal jobs aren't coming back."
. on whether EPA chief Scott Pruitt should remain in his position amid ethics scrutiny: "Frankly, I haven't paid that close attention to it...I don't know enough about what Pruitt has or has not done."
NEW: Puerto Rico Department of Education to receive nearly $600 million in federal disaster assistance, Education Sec. DeVos announces.
Press Sec. Sanders says Pres. Trump's "animals" comment yesterday referred to MS-13 gang members. "This is one of the most vicious and deadly gangs...frankly, I think that the term 'animal' doesn't go far enough."
NEW: Sen. Tammy Duckworth's office announces she is pregnant with her second child, "will become the first Senator to give birth while in office."
Pres. Trump says Paris climate deal "as drawn...was very unfair to the United States," but "we could conceivably go back in."
President Trump, first lady to host Halloween celebration on the White House South Lawn Monday, White House says.
JUST IN: "Consistent with Pres. Trump's commitment and in concert with our Republic of Korea ally, the United States military has suspended all planning for this August's defensive "wargames," Pentagon says.
NEW: Acting Attorney General Matt Whitaker says Mueller investigation is "I think, close to being completed, and I hope that we can get the report from Director Mueller as soon as possible."
Pres. Trump at White House event honoring NASCAR Cup Series champs: "One thing I know about NASCAR: They do indeed stand for the playing of the National Anthem."
JUST IN: Pres. Trump tweets that he will give "full pardon" to conservative commentator Dinesh D’Souza. "He was treated very unfairly by our government," the president says.
NEW: Pres. Trump said he met with Apple CEO Tim Cook in Bedminster, adding that Cook "made a very compelling argument" that tariffs are making it hard for Apple to compete with companies like Samsung. "I'm thinking about it."
Sen. Burr says security clearance system "should effectively uncover potential issues before one is granted access to sensitive information...we must do better."
Pres. Trump jokes about extending his administration to 16 years. "The last time I jokingly said that, the papers started saying 'he's got despotic tendencies!' No, I'm not looking to do it."
NEW: Pres. Trump to appear at campaign rally in Pensacola, FL on Friday, December 8, campaign announces.
NEW: Sen. Rand Paul says he delivered letter on behalf of Pres. Trump to Russian Pres. Vladimir Putin during trip to Moscow; the letter was given to Putin's representatives.
Press Sec. Sanders on Trump-Putin summit: "The only specific agreement that was made was that the two national security teams...would continue at a working level these discussions."
NEW: DOJ, DHS send classified report to Pres. Trump with intelligence community findings related to 2018 midterms, concluding "no material impact of foreign interference on election or political/campaign infrastructure" in the 2018 elections.
Pres. Trump: "I'm here today to tell you that we will never let bad things happen with respect to the economy of our country."
Senate hopeful Zak Ringelstein attempted to deliver supplies to a border detention facility in Texas, when Border Patrol officers stopped and arrested the candidate from Maine
Vice Pres. Mike Pence vows to complete construction of Pres. Trump's proposed border wall. "I'll make you a promise: before we're done, we're going to build it all," he says to cheers at CPAC.
Sen. Elizabeth Warren presses DNI Dan Coats on U.S. response to Russian election meddling: "So you agree that we have not done enough?"
MORE: "Such access is particularly inappropriate when former officials have transitioned into highly partisan positions and seek to use real or perceived access to sensitive information to validate political attacks," press sec. Sanders says.
NEW: Pres. Trump recently asked John Kelly to remain as chief of staff through 2020, and Kelly told a group of aides Monday that he had agreed, White House officials confirm to .
Press Sec. Sanders tells that Pres. Trump "still has plans to look at potential ways" for Mexico to pay for proposed border wall.
. at Friends of Ireland luncheon: "The Guinness does taste better in Ireland. But I realize this probably is not the right year to bring up trade issues."
Pres. Trump tells any immigration deal must be bipartisan, "because Republicans really don't have the votes to get it done in any other way."
President Trump polls CPAC crowd on if they'd prefer the Second Amendment or tax cuts.
"I just received a beautiful letter from Kim Jong Un, and I think the relationship is very well ... I can't show you the letter, obviously, but it was a very personal, very warm, very nice letter," President Trump tells ABC News'
When asked by whether she thinks Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) should be abolished, Democratic Sen. Amy Klobuchar says, "I think what has to change are the policies...we are always going to need immigration enforcement" #ThisWeek
Newly-elected members of the House of Representatives take a class photo in front of the U.S. Capitol. A handful of midterm races remain to be called.
NEW: Bipartisan group of senators introduce proposing updated Authorization for Use of Military Force. “For too long, Congress has given Presidents a blank check to wage war."
. to on Pres. Trump's tweet saying FBI mishandled tip on Parkland shooter because they were too busy with Russia probe: "The cause of this is that of a deranged individual that made a decision to take the lives of 17 other people."
On using military appropriations to fund construction of proposed border wall, DHS Sec. Nielsen tells : "We're looking into options for the military to build wall on military installations on the border."
NEW: Sen. Tammy Duckworth's office announces she is pregnant with her second child, "will become the first Senator to give birth while in office."
NEW: U.S. to pull all remaining personnel from the U.S. Embassy in Venezuela, Sec. Pompeo says on Twitter, citing "deteriorating situation."
DHS Sec. Nielsen says she's "not aware" of intelligence community assessment that Russia meddled in 2016 election with specific intent to help Donald Trump win, "but I do generally have no reason to doubt any intelligence assessment."
NEW: Democratic National Committee announces 2020 convention will be held July 13 to July 16, 2020, "allowing the Democratic nominee maximum exposure heading into the fall."
MORE: Sec. Pompeo to travel to Pyongyang, Tokyo, Hanoi, Abu Dhabi, and Brussels, State Department says.
Pres. Trump cuts red tape in front of stack of paper representing current regulations. The president says his administration's goal is to return to the 1960-level regulations.
NEW: White House press secretary Sarah Sanders calls Omarosa Manigault-Newman a "disgruntled former White House employee," whose forthcoming book is "riddled with lies and false accusations."
NEW: Pres. Trump announces Misty May-Treanor, Mariano Rivera, Herschel Walker as co-chairs of President’s Council on Sport, Fitness, and Nutrition, Bill Belichick as member, among others.
NEW: The White House announces that former Fox News executive Bill Shine will be joining the staff as Assistant to the President and Deputy Chief of Staff for Communications. Shine is expected to join Pres. Trump on his trip to Montana
At March for Life event, Pres. Trump claims Roe v. Wade resulted in some of the most "permissive abortion laws anywhere in the world," relating them to those in China and North Korea.
NEW: White House announces members of U.S. delegation to China "to discuss the trade relationship between the two countries."
NEW: Pres. Trump has signed series of executive orders targeting what White House describes as a cumbersome process of firing “poorly performing” civil servants, and removing "wasteful expenditures" from federal unions.
Pres. Trump: "We are proud of our religious heritage, and as president I will always protect religious liberty."
NEW: Pres. George H. W. Bush tweets from the hospital, saying he is enjoying a "wonderful walk down memory lane." "Yet another reminder of just how lucky I have been in life."
JUST IN: Citing Russian violations, Sec. of State Mike Pompeo says US is suspending its obligations under nuclear treaty: "These violations of the INF treaty cannot be viewed in isolation from the larger pattern of Russian lawlessness on the world stage"
NEW: Trump administration is expecting North Korea to return up to 200 sets of remains believed to be U.S. service members who died during the Korean War, U.S. officials tell .
NEW: Pres. Trump will hold a rally in West Virginia later this month, Trump campaign announces. "President Trump will encourage West Virginians to get out and vote in the midterm elections."
BREAKING: Pres. Trump says National Economic Council Director Larry Kudlow "has just suffered a heart attack" and is at Walter Reed Medical Center.
NEW: Pres. Trump: "This #GivingTuesday, I thank those who have contributed to charitable organizations, including our houses of worship, and ask that we continue to come together to give and help others in need."
"By this letter, you are hereby severely admonished." Senate Ethics Committee releases "public letter of admonishment" to Sen. Bob Menendez following their investigation into corruption allegations.
NEW: Pres. Trump expected to nominate Kirstjen Nielsen as Homeland Security secretary Thursday, sources tell .
Pres. Trump calls "Make America Great Again" a better slogan than "America First." "'America First' is very threatening to others. We don't want to be threatening."
NEW: National security advisers from U.S., U.A.E., Saudi Arabia met at the White House Friday; Iran, Afghanistan were topics.
Brian Kemp won the election because of Jim Crow style voter suppression. Thank you Stacey Abrams for saying this plainly, instead of retreating behind mealy mouthed politician platitudes.
NEW: White House press secretary Sarah Sanders to hold on-camera briefing at 2 p.m.
. on Steve Bannon's role in Alabama Senate race: "Let me just say this: The political genius on display throwing away a seat in the reddest state in America is hard to ignore."
Pres. Trump says he's delaying new China tariffs for the "Christmas season, just in case some of the tariffs would have an impact on U.S. customers."
., a key vote on Trump's SCOTUS nominee: "A candidate for this important position who would overturn Roe v. Wade would not be acceptable to me because that would indicate an activist agenda that I don't want to see a judge have" #ThisWeek
JUST IN: Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to return to North Korea Thursday, three weeks after summit between Pres. Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.
. says she doesn't know of any recent conversation between Pres. Trump and Kanye West, who mentioned the president several times on Twitter today. "Covering all range of topics today," she says.
NEW: Pres. Trump commutes prison sentence of Sholom Rubashkin after eight years served, "an action encouraged by bipartisan leaders from across the political spectrum."
Pres. Trump, in Tupelo, MS, the birthplace of Elvis Presley: "Other than the blonde hair, when I was growing up they said I looked like Elvis...I always considered that a great compliment."
Pres. Trump delivers remarks on national security strategy: "We will stand up for ourselves, and we will stand up for our country, like we have never stood up before."
JUST IN: Justice Department proposes amending regulations, "effectively banning bump stocks." The move comes ahead of day of nationwide protests over gun violence.
Press Sec. Sanders tells that "obviously, [Pres. Trump] doesn't believe the entire Justice Department" is part of the "deep state."
President Trump visited the Marine Barracks in Washington, D.C., today and delivered remarks thanking current service members and veterans. Trump has not yet visited U.S. troops deployed in combat zones overseas, ABC News' reports
Senate Judiciary Chair Lindsey Graham: "We need a new attorney general. I appreciate what Mr. Whitaker has done, but I think the time has come for new leadership at the Department."
First lady Melania Trump gives remarks at anti-cyberbullying event: "Social media...can be used in many positive ways, but can also be destructive and harmful when used incorrectly."
"It's obviously a moral and ethical mission to support our border patrolmen," Defense Secretary James Mattis says as he travels to visit U.S. troops deployed to the southern border in anticipation of the arrival of a migrant caravan heading toward the U.S.
President Trump welcomes Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán to the White House: "Viktor Orbán has done a tremendous job ... highly respected, respected all over Europe. Probably like me, a little bit controversial, but that's OK"
NEW: Pres. Trump donates his 2018 first quarter salary to Veterans Affairs, White House says.
Pres. Trump says a government shutdown "could happen" in December: "Could there be a shutdown? There certainly could, and it will be about border security, in which the wall is a part."
At start of his address to the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Joe Biden jokes, “I just want you to know, I had permission to hug Lonnie.”
NEW: Janet Yellen to step down as Federal Reserve chair upon swearing in of her successor, Jerome Powell.
NEW: Pres. Trump issues statement on nuclear posture review, saying the "strategy is tailored and flexible to address the wide array of threats in the 21st century."
President Trump has revoked the security clearance of former CIA Director John Brennan, says in reading statement from POTUS.
NEW: Sen. Rand Paul says he delivered letter on behalf of Pres. Trump to Russian Pres. Vladimir Putin during trip to Moscow; the letter was given to Putin's representatives.
Council of Economic Advisers Chair Kevin Hassett jokes that White House reporters aren't "always in the best mood" during briefings. "What you guys need are some charts."
Pres. Trump at CPAC on recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel: "I said we have to do it, it's the right thing to do... and I did it"
Sen. Mitch McConnell on anti-Kavanaugh protesters: "We were literally under assault. These demonstrators — I'm sure some of them were well-meaning citizens — but many of them were obviously trained to get in our faces ... almost attack us in the halls"
. says he called Donald Trump a "xenophobic, race-baiting religious bigot" during 2016 campaign, but "he won. Guess what: he's our president...and he's doing a really good job on multiple fronts."
JUST IN: Sarah Sanders reads statement from Pres. Trump revoking former CIA Director John Brennan's security clearance.
NEW: White House: "First Lady Melania Trump has arrived in Texas to take part in briefings and tours at a nonprofit social services center for children who have entered the United States illegally and a customs and border patrol processing center.”
NEW: Sen. Ron Wyden writes Treasury Dept., NRA, requesting documents on any financial links between the group and Russian officials.
NEW: Sen. Cory Gardner lifts hold on DOJ nominees after saying he "received a commitment" from Pres. Trump that rescission of Obama-era guidance on state marijuana laws "will not impact Colorado’s legal marijuana industry."
Pres. Trump invites CBP agent to speak at White House event: "Come here. You're not nervous, right? Speaks perfect English."
White House press secretary: “Currently, at this time, the United States is not conducting airstrikes in Syria.”
NEW: Press Sec. Sarah Sanders: "Starting next week the use of all personal devices for both guests and staff will no longer be allowed in the West Wing."
Attorney General Bill Barr walks out on stage with bagpipes and plays “Scotland the Brave” ahead of delivering remarks at the U.S. Attorney’s National Conference.
Pres. Trump sends prayers to Iowa communities hit by last week's tornadoes, says his administration is aiding in recovery efforts. "The power of nature—people have no idea."
"By this letter, you are hereby severely admonished." Senate Ethics Committee releases "public letter of admonishment" to Sen. Bob Menendez following their investigation into corruption allegations.
NEW: Pres. Trump declares Sunday Monday's Day, "a very special occasion and opportunity to express our endless gratitude to the women who give their unyielding love and devotion to their families."
Former Pres. Obama​ announces leadership summit. "We want to inspire and empower people to change the world"
JUST IN: Treasury Secretary Mnuchin announces sanctions against Chinese bank, individuals over ties to North Korea.
JUST IN: House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes temporarily stepping aside from Russia investigation.
MORE: Trump administration’s tax plan includes reducing the 7 tax brackets to 3 brackets of 10%, 25% and 35%.
President Trump becomes the first sitting U.S. president to visit the Western Wall; places note inside the wall.
DNI Coats: "These unauthorized disclosures endanger the safety and security of Americans across the country."
National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster: "The story that came out tonight as reported is false."
NEW: Senate Intel Committee issues subpoenas requesting documents from Michael Flynn as part of Russia investigation
BREAKING: Steve Bannon out as White House chief strategist, News has learned.
Pres. Trump says he’ll name new FBI Director “very soon”; confirms former Sen. Joe Lieberman is one of the top picks
"Take down Sessions!" protesters shout as they topple effigy of the AG one day after he announced end of DACA.
BREAKING: Pres. Trump tweets that he's named John F. Kelly as the next White House Chief of Staff.
Who knew U.S. Attorney General Bill Barr had a way with bagpipes. Now we need to see Trump on a trumpet!
National security advisor John Bolton: “The President believes that the next bilateral meeting with President Putin should take place after the Russia witch hunt is over, so we’ve agreed that it will be after the first of the year."
The Stacey Abrams situation is killing my enthusiasm for the "male ally" ALL the "male allies." "If I'm going to enter a primary, then I'm going to enter a primary."
I strongly oppose the Obama budget. I’m glad to see that is has no support, no backing, and it’s not going anywhere.