• Donald Trump Sep 22, 2019

    Democrats Blast Latest Trump Crisis. But What Will They Do?

    A whistleblower’s complaint over President Donald Trump’s interactions with a foreign leader is testing the political and practical power Democrats can use against a Republican in the White House who so brazenly ignores protocol and presidential norms. Democrats were unanimous in their condemnation of Trump for going to extraordinary lengths to tear down a chief political rival by asking the...

  • Congress Sep 20, 2019

    Trump: ‘I Don't Know the Identity of the Whistleblower'

    President Donald Trump addressed reporting of a whistleblower’s complaint about a promise made to a foreign leader.

  • Congress Sep 15, 2019

    ‘Instruments of Terror': Beto O'Rourke Defends Mandatory Gun Buyback Plan

    Former Rep. Beto O’Rourke defended his call for mandatory buybacks of certain semi-automatic weapons in an exclusive interview on “Meet the Press” Sunday, pushing back on criticism from Republicans — as well as some from within his own party — who think the Democratic presidential hopeful’s proposal has gone too far. O’Rourke said the opposition to his proposal shows “how...

  • Donald Trump Jun 20, 2019

    Primos se queman por jugar con fuegos artificiales

    CIA Director Mike Pompeo’s nomination for secretary of state is seeing a wall of opposition from Democratic senators as Republican lawmakers warn their colleagues not to reject Trump’s pick. Sen. Rand Paul, R-Kentucky, also declined to support Pompeo’s nomination.

  • Attorney General Mar 25, 2019

    AG William Barr Says Mueller Probe Found No Russia Conspiracy

    House Democrats are calling for the release of the full report from special counsel Robert Mueller, after a four-page summary from Trump appointee Attorney General William Barr say Mueller’s team found no evidence of conspiracy between Donald Trump and the Russian government during the 2016 presidential election season.

  • Donald Trump Mar 25, 2019

    Mueller Report Finds No Trump-Russia Conspiracy, Stops Short of Exonerating Trump

    Special counsel Robert Mueller found no evidence President Donald Trump’s campaign “conspired or coordinated” with Russia to influence the 2016 presidential election but reached no conclusion on whether Trump obstructed justice. That brought a hearty claim of vindication from Trump but set the stage for new rounds of political and legal fighting. The battle began Monday as White House aides...

  • Donald Trump Feb 18, 2019

    White House Indicates Trump to Veto Disapproval of Emergency

    President Donald Trump is prepared to issue the first veto of his term if Congress votes to disapprove his declaration of a national emergency along the U.S.-Mexico border, a top White House adviser said on Sunday. White House senior adviser Stephen Miller told “Fox News Sunday” that “the president is going to protect his national emergency declaration.” Asked if that...

  • Donald Trump Jan 17, 2019

    Who Blinks First Will Matter in Trump, Democrats' Wall Fight

    Of all the issues at stake as President Donald Trump and Democrats wrangle over his prized border wall, the latest snag is whether bargaining over the proposal should come before or after shuttered government agencies reopen. It sounds like one of those perplexing snits that frustrates Americans and prompts them to blame both parties for Washington’s dysfunction. But it’s actually...

  • Congress Jan 16, 2019

    Budget Deadlock Continues as Shutdown Hits Its 26th Day

    Hope for the federal government to reopen is low as a deadlock over the budget from President Donald Trump, Republican lawmakers and Democratic lawmakers continue. The longest government shutdown in U.S. history is on its 26th day.

  • Donald Trump Jan 14, 2019

    Graham Urging Trump to Reopen Government for a Few Weeks

    A Republican lawmaker advising President Donald Trump said he is encouraging the president to reopen the government for several weeks to continue negotiating with Democrats over funding for a U.S.-Mexico border wall before the president takes the more drastic step of declaring a national emergency. But that may be wishful thinking, given that Sen. Lindsey Graham also says Trump still...

  • Donald Trump Jan 13, 2019

    Trump Dodges Question on Whether He Has Worked for Russia

    President Donald Trump avoided directly answering when asked whether he currently is or has ever worked for Russia after a published report said law enforcement officials, concerned about his behavior after he fired FBI Director James Comey in 2017, had begun investigating that possibility. Trump said it was the “most insulting” question he’d ever been asked. The New York Times...

  • Donald Trump Nov 29, 2018

    GOP Cancels Votes on Judges Amid Standoff Over Mueller Bill

    The Senate Judiciary Committee has canceled a Thursday vote on more than 20 federal judge nominations amid a standoff between Republican Sen. Jeff Flake and GOP leaders over legislation to protect special counsel Robert Mueller. The Arizona senator, who is retiring from Congress, is a frequent critic of President Donald Trump.

  • Donald Trump Nov 28, 2018

    Senate Defies Trump, Showing Anger With Saudis for Khashoggi

    Defying President Donald Trump, senators sent a strong signal Wednesday they want to punish Saudi Arabia for its role in the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. By a bipartisan 63-37, the Senate voted to move forward with legislation calling for an end to U.S. involvement in the Saudi-led war in Yemen. The vote was a rebuke not only to Saudi...

  • Donald Trump Oct 9, 2018

    Trump Apologizes to Kavanaugh ‘on Behalf of Our Nation'

    Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh was sworn in —again, for the cameras, this time — Monday night at a White House ceremony, but not before President Donald Trump slammed Kavanaugh’s opponents for a “campaign of personal destruction.” In a ceremony that could have been a unifying moment for the nation, Trump instead delivered remarks that even he acknowledged began “differently...

  • Donald Trump Oct 8, 2018

    McConnell Now Open to High Court Nomination in Election Year

    The Senate’s majority leader, insisting his chamber won’t be irreparably damaged by the bitter fight over new Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, is signaling he’s willing to take up another high court nomination in the 2020 presidential election season should another vacancy arise. “We’ll see if there is a vacancy in 2020,” said Sen. Mitch McConnell, R-Ky. Heading into pivotal...

  • Donald Trump Oct 7, 2018

    McConnell Says Senate ‘Not Broken' After Kavanaugh Fight

    Picking up the pieces after a contentious nomination battle, the Senate’s majority leader said Sunday that the chamber won’t be irreparably damaged by the wrenching debate over sexual misconduct that has swirled around new Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh. While Sen. Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., said Kavanaugh’s confirmation was a shining moment for the GOP heading into next month’s pivotal elections,...

  • Donald Trump Oct 3, 2018

    Lawyers for Kavanaugh Accusers Question FBI's Thoroughness

    Lawyers for two women who accuse Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct say they fear the FBI is not conducting a thorough investigation, as Republican leaders steer toward a decisive vote on the nomination this week. Attorneys for Christine Blasey Ford, who says she was sexually assaulted by Kavanaugh at a party when they were teenagers, wrote a...

  • Federal Bureau of Investigation Sep 29, 2018

    How Sen. Flake Brought the Senate Back From the Brink: Analysis

    The tension in the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing room was almost unbearable in the hours and minutes before Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake announced that he wanted a limited FBI investigation of the sexual assault claims against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. The committee, and the Senate, seemed to be careening toward bedlam. Republicans gave fiery speeches defending Kavanaugh. Some Democrats...

  • Congress Sep 28, 2018

    Sen. Flake Calls For Delay on Kavanaugh Floor Vote

    Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) on Friday called for a one-week delay of a full Senate vote on the Supreme Court nomination of Brett Kavanaugh, to allow time for an FBI investigation of accusations against Kavanaugh.

  • Donald Trump Sep 7, 2018

    Fact Check: Kavanaugh on Abortion Rights

    Advocates for abortion rights are concerned that Judge Brett Kavanaugh could become the deciding vote in a future case to potentially overturn Roe v. Wade, the 1973 Supreme Court decision that recognized a woman’s right to an abortion. After all, Donald Trump, in a 2016 presidential debate against Hillary Clinton, said “I am pro-life” and “the justices that I’m going...

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