Category: Politics

Congressional Russia probes likely to head into 2018

Interested in Russia Investigation? Add Russia Investigation as an interest to stay up to date on the latest Russia Investigation news, video, and analysis from ABC News. Russia Investigation Add Interest Some Republicans are hoping lawmakers will soon wrap up investigations into Russian meddling in the 2016 election that have dragged on for most of […]

O’Malley: Democratic party ‘regenerating itself, almost like after a bad forest fire’

According to former Maryland governor and 2016 presidential candidate Martin O’Malley, former President Obama, the Democratic National Committee, and the Clintons bear responsibility for miscalculations that weakened the Democratic party in recent elections. “What is happening now is the party is regenerating itself, almost like after a bad forest fire,” O’Malley told ABC News’ Chief […]

Education Department considers narrowing civil rights work

The Education Department wants to narrow the scope of civil rights investigations at schools, focusing on individual complaints rather than systemic problems, according to a document obtained by The Associated Press. Under the Obama administration, when a student complained of discrimination in a particular class or school, the education agency would examine the case but […]

Texas congressman apologizes for nude online selfie

Republican Rep. Joe Barton of Texas is apologizing for a graphic image of himself that emerged on social media this week, confirming he took the picture and sent it to women with whom he was pursuing relationships. “While separated from my second wife, prior to the divorce, I had sexual relationships with other mature adult […]

Poll: half of voters think Sen. Al Franken should resign

A new poll suggests some Democratic and Republican voters want lawmakers to face the consequences for alleged sexual misconduct — but the issue doesn’t break down along partisan lines. A new poll from Morning Consult and Politico found fully half of voters believe Sen. Al Franken (D-MN) should resign in the wake of allegations that […]