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What to expect for President Trump's last week of his first 100 days

ABC News(WASHINGTON) — Saturday marks the 100th day of Donald Trump’s presidency. While Trump has called the symbolic marker a “ridiculous standard,” he is nonetheless pulling out all the stops in the final days beforehand. Among the plans are scheduled executive order signings, speeches and discussions with senators and heads of state. Members of his cabinet will also travel “outside ... Read More »

Russia investigations on the Hill: Where things stand

iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — Multiple committee investigations into Russian meddling in the 2016 campaign will continue to push forward as Congress returns this week. Here’s where things stand and what to watch for in the next few days:House Intelligence Committee Members of the House Intelligence Committee are hoping to get back to work after chairman Devin Nunes withdrew himself from the panel’s ... Read More »

"Shattered" authors: Bill Clinton pushed for different tone in Hillary's campaign

Barbara Kinney for Hillary For America(WASHINGTON) — Former President Bill Clinton’s warnings to speak to swing voters fell upon deaf ears during Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign, according to the authors of Shattered: Inside Hillary Clinton’s Doomed Campaign, a new book about purported dysfunction inside the campaign team. Political journalists Amie Parnes and Jonathan Allen spoke with ABC News’ Political ... Read More »

California Attorney General: 'We're ready' to fight Trump administration over sanctuary cities

ABC News(NEW YORK) — California’s top law enforcement officer said his state is “ready” to confront the Trump administration over its funding threats against so-called sanctuary cities. State Attorney General Xavier Becerra responded in an interview on ABC’s This Week Sunday to warnings by the Trump administration that it could cut funding to sanctuary cities, which are places that limit ... Read More »

Sessions, unlike Trump, says DREAMers are ‘subject to being deported’

ABC News(WASHINGTON) — Striking a different tone than President Trump on DREAMers, Attorney General Jeff Sessions said they like “everyone that enters the country unlawfully” are “subject to being deported.” The Trump administration has let stand former President Obama’s order protecting so-called DREAMers, unauthorized immigrants who were brought to the U.S. as children, from deportation. And President Trump said Friday ... Read More »

President Trump at 100 Days: No honeymoon, but no regrets (POLL)

ABC News(WASHINGTON) — There’s no honeymoon for Donald Trump in a new ABC News/Washington Post poll, but also no regrets: He approaches his 100th day in office with the lowest approval rating at this point of any president in polls since 1945 –- yet 96 percent of those who supported him in November say they’d do it again today. His ... Read More »

Government funding, health care top agenda as Congress returns before President Trump's 100th day

iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — Members of Congress will return to Washington next week to confront a government shutdown deadline and a White House eager to notch some legislative victories, especially on health care. The most pressing business is government funding: The House and Senate have until midnight Friday to cut a trillion-dollar spending deal to prevent a partial government shutdown on President ... Read More »

President Trump awards Purple Heart to wounded service member

Shawn Thew – Pool/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — President Trump made his first visit as president to Walter Reed Medical Center on Saturday, awarding the Purple Heart to Army Sgt. 1st Class Alvaro Barrientos. “I heard about this and I wanted to do it myself,” the president said before pinning the Purple Heart on Barrientos in a small ceremony at the military ... Read More »

President Trump to hold rally in Pennsylvania on night of White House Correspondents Dinner

wellphoto/iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — President Trump, who previously announced that he would not be attending the White House Correspondents Dinner next Saturday night, said today that he will instead hold a rally for supporters that night in Pennsylvania. The president announced the rally in a tweet on Saturday. Next Saturday night I will be holding a BIG rally in Pennsylvania. Look forward ... Read More »

Surgeon General Vivek Murthy resigns, replaced by deputy Sylvia Trent-Adams

Andy Katz/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Dr. Vivek Murthy announced on Friday that he has resigned from his post as U.S. Surgeon General. Deputy Surgeon General Sylvia Trent-Adams, a nurse, will serve as acting Surgeon General. “As my colleague Rear Admiral Sylvia Trent-Adams takes over as acting Surgeon General, know that our nation is in capable and compassionate hands,” ... Read More »