CBO projects higher deficits beginning in 2020 after bipartisan spending deal

claffra/iStock(WASHINGTON) -- As the Trump administration dismisses concern from some economists that the U.S. economy is heading for a recession, the Congressional Budget Office estimates the federal deficit will grow to...

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee announces he's dropping out of the 2020 race

liveslow/iStock(WASHINGTON) -- Washington Gov. Jay Inslee is dropping out of the 2020 presidential race. He made his announcement on MSNBC Wednesday night. "It's become clear that I'm not going to be carrying the ball,...

'Nothing' to indicate Epstein death was not a suicide: Attorney General William Barr

ABC News(WASHINGTON) -- Attorney General William Barr said Wednesday that ongoing investigations into the death of Jeffrey Epstein have not produced information that contradict the medical examiner's determination that...

Jews 'disloyal' to their own people and Israel if they vote Democratic: Trump

zrfphoto/iStock(WASHINGTON) -- President Donald Trump doubled down Wednesday on his controversial assertion that Jewish Americans who vote for a Democrat are "very, very disloyal to Israel and the Jewish people,"...

Missouri councilwoman uses Dr. Seuss book to be sworn into office

devonanne/iStock(ST. LOUIS) -- Kelli Dunaway knows her decision to be sworn in on a Dr. Seuss book pushed back against tradition. That is, in part, why she did it -- and it's the same reason why she wanted to run for a...

March for Our Lives announces sweeping gun control proposal

Kameleon007/iStock(WASHINGTON) -- March for Our Lives, the student-led activist group founded by survivors of the 2018 Parkland, Fla., high school mass shooting, on Wednesday proposed sweeping new gun control measures and...

After Denmark's PM calls buying Greenland 'absurd,' Trump calls her comment 'nasty'

Official White House Photo by Tia Dufour(WASHINGTON) -- President Donald Trump is calling off his planned trip to Denmark after the Danish prime minister dismissed the idea of the U.S. buying Greenland as...

After John McCain's death, Cindy McCain says no one in GOP carries 'voice of reason'

ABC News(WASHINGTON) -- Nearly a year after her husband's death, Cindy McCain said the current Republican Party is "not the party of Abraham Lincoln ... nor the party of Ronald Reagan." In an interview with ABC's Chief...

Trump administration proposes longer-term detention of migrant families

Photos597/iStock(WASHINGTON) -- The Trump administration is expected to announce, as early as Wednesday, that it's moving ahead with new rules that would allow for the longer term detention of families traveling with...

Conditions at government shelters put migrant kids 'at risk': Watchdog

jose carlos macouzet espinosa/iStock(WASHINGTON) -- A non-profit group contracted by the government to house unaccompanied migrant kids kept conditions at multiple facilities that were at times unsafe and unsanitary,...

Pompeo defends loyalty to Trump amid past comments, renewed scrutiny

vincent_ruf/iStock(WASHINGTON) -- Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Tuesday defended his relationship with President Donald Trump amid fresh interest in his biting critiques of then-candidate Trump during the 2016...

Reps. Omar and Tlaib call on colleagues to visit Israel without them

pawel.gaul/iStock(WASHINGTON) -- Reps. Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar called on their congressional colleagues to visit Israel despite the country's decision to ban the two of them from visiting this week. "The decision to...

Planned Parenthood drops out of federal program over fight with Trump administration

jetcityimage/IStock(WASHINGTON) -- Planned Parenthood announced on Monday that it will drop participation in a federal program that supports family planning services because of new restrictions placed by the Trump...

White supremacy and white nationalism explained by experts

Devonyu/iStock(WASHINGTON) -- The terms "racist", "white supremacist" and "white nationalism" have re-entered into the mainstream political conversations as a rising number of 2020 Democratic presidential candidates and...

AG Barr appoints new Bureau of Prisons director amid controversy over suicide death of Jeffrey Epstein

ABC News(WASHINGTON) -- Attorney General William Barr on Monday announced the appointment of a new director for the Bureau of Prisons amid the scandal over Jeffrey Epstein's suicide while in federal custody. Dr. Kathleen...

Pentagon tests first land-based cruise missile after pulling out of INF Treaty

Scott Howe/Defense.gov(WASHINGTON) -- The Pentagon conducted a test of a land-based cruise missile on Sunday, the first such test since the U.S. pulled out of the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty earlier this...

Trump appears to back away from stronger gun sale background checks

Kameleon007/iStock(WASHINGTON) -- After President Donald Trump appeared to respond to a groundswell of public support for tougher gun sale background checks following recent mass shootings, his language -- and possibly his...

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand chastises Israel over US congresswomen, but doesn't demand consequences

ABC News(WASHINGTON) -- Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand spoke out on ABC’s "This Week" against Israel’s initial decision to deny Reps. Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar the ability to visit the country, but stopped short of...

'The right to vote is our most fundamental right': Stacey Abrams

ABC News(ATLANTA) -- Stacey Abrams, who captured national attention during her unsuccessful bid for Georgia governor in 2018, said she would be open to joining a 2020 ticket as the vice presidential nominee but will...

White House trade adviser: 'We're going to have a strong economy through 2020'

ABC News(WASHINGTON) -- White House trade adviser Peter Navarro declared the U.S. economy will be strong through 2020, and the Federal Reserve will be lowering interest rates again, “significantly,” going into...

Authorities release name of Lexington assault victim

Authorities release name of Lexington assault victim

Load of potatoes burn in semi trailer fire

Load of potatoes burn in semi trailer fire

Heavy rainfall as storms rumble across Nebraska

Heavy rainfall as storms rumble across Nebraska

Sherman County standoff ends with suicide

Sherman County standoff ends with suicide

Nebraska Teenager's Senior Pictures Honor Father Killed In Afghanistan

Nebraska Teenager's Senior Pictures Honor Father Killed In Afghanistan

Despite Tough Competition, Lakeview Ready For 2019 Season

Despite Tough Competition, Lakeview Ready For 2019 Season

Fairbury Native Becomes Full-Time Football Assistant

Fairbury Native Becomes Full-Time Football Assistant

Pawnee City faces challenging season with low participation numbers

Pawnee City faces challenging season with low participation numbers

Applejack weekend will feature extreme bull riding for the fifth-straight year

Applejack weekend will feature extreme bull riding for the fifth-straight year

Pribyl and Sobotka have played together since kindergarten, the seniors look to give Meridian their first volleyball title

Pribyl and Sobotka have played together since kindergarten, the seniors look to give Meridian their first volleyball title