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Van hits security barrier near White House, armed driver apprehended

Van hits security barrier near White House, armed driver apprehended

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From our friends at ABC News: PlayJ. Scott Applewhite/AP The U.S. Secret Service arrested a 35-year-old woman Friday after the agency said she intentionally drove her vehicle into a security barrier near the White House. The agency said it has had other encounters with the woman near the White House and that she had been previously arrested. The woman, who was not named, was said to be from LaVergne, Tennessee. She was arrested and transported to the Washington, D.C. police department. A Metropolitan Police Department report says the woman intentionally drove her white Chevrolet van into the security barrier at 17th and E Streets, near the South Lawn of the White House and continued to accelerate as officers attempted to get her out of the van. The report says the woman had a gun in h...
Democratic candidate ‘disappointed’ in party after DCCC launches attack

Democratic candidate ‘disappointed’ in party after DCCC launches attack

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From our friends at ABC News: PlayLaura Moser for Congress/Facebook Interested in Democratic Party? Add Democratic Party as an interest to stay up to date on the latest Democratic Party news, video, and analysis from ABC News. Democratic Party Add Interest Texas congressional candidate Laura Moser says she was shocked when the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee — which tends to reserve its attacks for Republican candidates — released negative research about her recently. “If I was a comic book character, I think my mouth would’ve hit the floor,” she said. The DCCC prides itself on supporting Democrats seeking seats in the House of Representatives, but on Thursday the group surprisingly took aim at Moser, a former journalist and congressional candidate from its own pa
Trump’s warm CPAC reception reflects conservatives’ embrace

Trump’s warm CPAC reception reflects conservatives’ embrace

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From our friends at ABC News: PlayEvan Vucci/AP Interested in Donald Trump? Add Donald Trump as an interest to stay up to date on the latest Donald Trump news, video, and analysis from ABC News. Donald Trump Add Interest President Donald Trump's warm, freewheeling, campaign-style speech to the Conservative Political Action Conference on Friday demonstrated his comfort with the conservative movement and how he’s taken on its mantle as leader. The Trump administration has dominated the conservative gathering with high profile panel appearances. And the president capped that domination in his hour-plus remarks to a crowd that responded to him in much the same style as his campaign rallies: multiple standing ovations and repeated shouts of “Lock her up” and “Build a wall.” “H
Former Trump aide pleads guilty in Russia probe

Former Trump aide pleads guilty in Russia probe

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From our friends at ABC News: PlayMichael Reynolds/EPA-EFE/REX/Shu Richard Gates, Donald Trump’s one-time campaign aide, pleaded guilty Friday to two felony counts: conspiracy against the U.S. and lying to federal authorities. 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 Gates is the latest person in the Trump campaign's orbit to face charges in the investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential contest. He is now cooperating with special counsel Robert Mueller’s team, U.S. District Court judge Amy Berman Jackson noted during Gates’ plea hearing. Inside a federal courtroom in Washington on Friday, Gate