• Mike Pompeo Aug 7, 2020

    Pompeo Rejects Congress' Subpoenas for IG, Biden Probe Info

    Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is rejecting congressional subpoenas issued for him and for the State Department to provide information and testimony about two politically charged developments

  • george floyd protests Jun 3, 2020

    Democratic Rep. Eliot Engel Caught on Hot Mic Amid Unrest: ‘If I Didn't Have a Primary, I Wouldn't Care'

    Rep. Eliot Engel, a New York Democrat facing a tough primary challenge and questions about his absence from his district, was caught on a hot mic at a district event responding to unrest saying twice that he only wanted press coverage because of an electoral threat.

  • Donald Trump Dec 2, 2019

    Judiciary Panel to Take Reins on Trump Impeachment Probe: Members to Watch

    The House impeachment inquiry enters a new phase this week as the Judiciary Committee takes charge of the investigation of President Donald Trump to examine the “high crimes and misdemeanors” set out in the Constitution....
    All testimony so far has been heard by the House Intelligence Committee, which is expected to vote Tuesday to approve a report on its findings. Based...

  • Donald Trump Oct 3, 2019

    Fiery Standoff: Trump Sees Hoax, Dems See Stonewall

    Agitated and angry, President Donald Trump squared off against House Democrats on Wednesday, packing his increasingly aggressive impeachment defense with name-calling and expletives. Quietly but just as resolutely, lawmakers expanded their inquiry, promising a broad new subpoena for documents and witnesses. Democratic leaders put the White House on notice that the wide-ranging subpoena would be coming for information about Trump’s...

  • Donald Trump Sep 28, 2019

    Pompeo Subpoenaed by House Democrats Over Trump-Ukraine Scandal

    Three top Democratic chairmen on Friday subpoenaed Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to turn over documents related to the growing Ukraine scandal involving President Donald Trump urging the country to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden and his son. House Foreign Affairs Chairman Eliot Engel of New York, Intelligence Chairman Adam Schiff of California, and Oversight Chairman Elijah Cummings of...

  • Donald Trump Jul 31, 2019

    Impeachment Watch: Nearly Half of House Dems Support Inquiry

    Nearly half the House Democrats now support an impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump — a milestone but still probably not enough to push Speaker Nancy Pelosi to launch proceedings. A tally by The Associated Press on Wednesday showed 114 Democrats in the House, and one Republican-turned independent, are now publicly backing an inquiry, a notable spike in the days...

  • Donald Trump Jul 18, 2019

    House Votes to Block Sale of Weapons to Saudi Arabia

    Congress is heading for a showdown with President Donald Trump after the House voted on Wednesday to block his administration from selling billions of dollars in weapons and maintenance support to Saudi Arabia. Trump, who has sought to forge closer ties with Riyadh, has pledged to veto the resolutions of disapproval that passed the Democratic-led House largely along party lines....

  • Donald Trump Apr 4, 2019

    House Votes to End Support for Yemen War, Rebuffing Trump

    The House on Thursday voted to end American involvement in the Yemen war, rebuffing the Trump administration’s support for the military campaign led by Saudi Arabia as Congress for the first time invoked the War Powers Resolution to try and stop a foreign conflict. The measure now heads to President Donald Trump, who is expected to veto it, with the...

  • China Mar 27, 2019

    Lawmakers Hammer Trump's Proposed State Department Cuts

    Top lawmakers on Wednesday blasted the Trump administration’s proposal to slash funding for the State Department and the U.S. Agency for International Development, telling Secretary of State Mike Pompeo the plan would be disastrous for American diplomacy. Pompeo testified on Capitol Hill about the plan to cut his agency’s budget by 23 percent. He says difficult choices were made when...

  • Donald Trump Mar 22, 2019

    White House Rejects Request for Trump, Putin Communications

    The White House on Thursday rejected a Democratic request for information on private conversations between President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin, including an interview with an interpreter who sat in on their one-on-one meeting in Helsinki last summer. In a letter earlier this month, the House intelligence, foreign affairs and oversight committees asked for the substance of Trump...

  • Donald Trump Mar 6, 2019

    Dissent Among Dems Over Response to Omar's Israel Remarks

    A meeting of House Democrats turned contentious Wednesday as some new members who helped deliver the House majority confronted leaders over a resolution implicitly rebuking Rep. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota over her comments on Israel. In the party’s weekly closed meeting, Democrats protested the way Speaker Nancy Pelosi and other leaders tried to rush out a resolution this week responding...

  • Donald Trump Jan 18, 2019

    Treasury Poised to Ease Sanctions Tied to Russian Oligarch

    The Treasury Department appears set to lift sanctions on three companies connected to Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska despite concerns from lawmakers in both parties who say the Trump administration should be tougher on Russian President Vladimir Putin and his allies. Treasury’s decision to ease the sanctions narrowly survived a Senate vote Wednesday when Democrats failed to win the 60 votes...

  • Donald Trump Dec 14, 2018

    Senate Rebukes Saudi Arabia Over Khashoggi, Yemen War

    Senators voted Thursday to recommend that the U.S. end its assistance to Saudi Arabia for the war in Yemen and put the blame for the death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi squarely on Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, in a direct challenge to both the longtime Middle East ally and President Donald Trump’s handling of the relationship.

  • Donald Trump Jan 31, 2018

    Putin Calls Russia List ‘Hostile' as Dems Decry No Sanctions

    Russian President Vladimir Putin described a list of his country’s officials and tycoons put together to comply with a U.S. sanctions law as a hostile and “stupid” move spearheaded by President Donald Trump’s political foes, but said Tuesday that the Kremlin would refrain from retaliating for now. A continent away, Democrats in Washington lodged the opposite complaint, charging that Trump...

  • Donald Trump Oct 25, 2017

    House Approves Legislation to Thwart Hezbollah's Cash Flow

    The House approved bipartisan legislation Wednesday to block the flow of illicit money to Iran-backed Hezbollah militants and to sanction the group for using civilians as human shields as lawmakers took aim at what they called Tehran’s leading terrorist proxy. The measures were approved by voice vote.

  • Donald Trump Jun 19, 2017

    House Democrats Question Flynn Disclosures of Middle East Travel

    Two top House Democrats are questioning whether Michael Flynn failed to report a 2015 trip to the Middle East to federal security clearance investigators, a potential omission that could add to the legal jeopardy President Donald Trump’s former national security adviser faces over the truthfulness of his statements to authorities and on government documents.

  • Donald Trump Mar 1, 2017

    In Democratic Response, Former Kentucky Gov. Says Trump Would ‘Rip' Away Care

    Former Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear took a populist tenor in Democrats’ formal response to President Donald Trump’s speech to Congress on Tuesday, accusing him of planning to “rip affordable health insurance” from Americans and being “Wall Street’s champion.” Beshear also criticized Trump’s verbal assaults on “the loyalty and credibility” of intelligence agencies, federal courts, the press and others. By such...

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