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ABC News(WASHINGTON) -- President Donald Trump offered his opinion Monday on the Best Picture mix-up at the Academy Awards, saying that the ceremony's focus on politics distracted from its organization and "glamour."Trump made the comments as part of an O
Jessica Kourkounis/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- Immigration activist Astrid Silva will be delivering the Democratic response to President Donald Trump's address to a joint session of Congress in Spanish on Tuesday night.Silva marks the first time a Spanish
ABC News(WASHINGTON) -- White House press secretary Sean Spicer told ABC News' Jonathan Karl that the White House "did [its] job" by pointing reporters to sources who could dispute The New York Times' reporting on the Trump campaign contacting Russians pr
Alex Wong/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- During a rare interview on NBC’s Today show, former President George W. Bush -- who seldom commented on political issues during Barack Obama’s presidency -- offered his critique of the Trump administration&r
ABC News(WASHINGTON) -- President Trump's first major congressional address this week will be met with a Democratic response highlighting the success of Obamacare in a state that Trump won.Former Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear, a strong supporter of Obamacar
Ricky Carioti/The Washington Post via Getty Images(OXON HILL, Md.) — The first day of the Conservative Political Action Conference — also known as CPAC — gave conservatives a chance to hear from some of President Donald Trump’s top
ABC News(WASHINGTON) -- Trump administration officials are previewing details of the president's first budget blueprint that is expected to include a boost in defense spending offset by cutbacks to foreign aid and other "lower priority" programs.Two Offic
ABC News(WASHINGTON) — On Tuesday, most of the nation's political elite — from Vice President Mike Pence to House Speaker Paul Ryan — will file into the House chamber to hear President Trump outline his national agenda. But one member of
ABC News(WASHINGTON) — President Trump will give his first major congressional address at 9 p.m. ET on Tuesday, laying out his agenda for the nation. In addition to lawmakers, the audience is expected to include most of his cabinet, the Supreme Cour
MARK RALSTON/AFP/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- After not seeing a tweet from President Trump all night long, Oscars host Jimmy Kimmel decided to take action.He tweeted at Trump live on stage, saying he was "worried" about the president after the show had g
Kevin Winter/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- Well, the big night is finally here! The 2017 Oscars have begun, and your host for the evening Jimmy Kimmel has taken the stage.In his opening monologue, the late-night host did not hold back, poking fun at Presid
iStock/Thinkstock(LOS ANGELES) -- As part of a new initiative to support the American Civil Liberties Union, Oscar nominees and other stars are wearing blue ribbons with the organization's name on them.Already spotted wearing the ribbons, part of the "Sta
ABC News(WASHINGTON) -- While Hollywood rolls out the red carpet for the Oscars Sunday night, the president and first lady will host a night of glamour of their own.But instead of movie stars, the guests invited to the White House tonight are the nation's
ABC News(WASHINGTON) -- The new chair of the Democratic National Committee acknowledged the party made mistakes in its past election strategy and has work ahead to win more seats at all levels of government.“We didn't invest enough in our state part
ABC News(NEW YORK) --  House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi said that President Trump will have no positive achievements to point to when he gives his first address to a joint session of Congress Tuesday night."He has nothing to show for it but fear
ABC News(WASHINGTON) --  A White House spokesperson pushed back on calls for a special prosecutor to investigate Russia's alleged interference in the presidential election, suggesting such talk is premature."I don't think we're there yet," said Sarah
MARK RALSTON/AFP/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) --  For decades, going to the movies has given people a two-hour escape from the daily news cycle. But at the Academy Awards -- the pinnacle event in Hollywood -- winners on occasion have used the platform t
ABC News(LOS ANGELES) -- When Hollywood stars celebrate their Oscar wins at the annual Governors Ball bash on Sunday, Donald and Melania Trump will be hosting their own White House Governors’ Ball in Washington, D.C.The scheduling conflict means Tru
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