Richard Shelby needed a drink. As the top Republican negotiator in Congress, the powerful Appropriations Committee chairman had spent the past few days hammering out the contours of a bipartisan spending bill to avert a second government shutdown.
President Donald Trump is expected to sign a compromise border security bill and swiftly declare a national emergency on Friday to unlock billions more dollars in federal funds that Congress refused to authorize for the construction of a border wall.
As the nation once again grappled with the tragedy and shock of another workplace shooting rampage, the 2020 Democratic candidates decried the failure of Congress to move gun control legislation — calling for immediate action to keep Americans safe.
Vice President Mike Pence called on European allies to abandon the Iran nuclear deal while speaking at the Munich Security Conference, shortly after German Chancellor Angela Merkel defended Germany's decision to stand by the deal.
While the Trump administration sends humanitarian aid to Venezuela and ratchets up its rhetoric against Nicolas Maduro's regime, a growing group of Venezuelans who've fled to the United States are finding themselves in legal limbo and calling on Congress for help.
The United States is beginning to prep allies for a spring rollout of its plan for Middle East peace, with President Donald Trump's senior adviser and son-in-law, Jared Kushner, outlining the timing and methodology of the plan at the Middle East security conference in Warsaw, Poland.
Former Vice President Joe Biden on Saturday will return to a familiar place on the world stage, delivering remarks at an annual gathering of political leaders and security experts in Munich, Germany, as he draws closer to a decision about whether to run for president in 2020.
As special counsel Robert Mueller wraps up his investigation, important questions remain about Paul Manafort's dealings with Russians while he ran the 2016 Trump campaign and his motive, which prosecutors believe is at "the heart" of their inquiry.
Democrats on Capitol Hill were quick to denounce President Donald Trump's announcement on Friday that he is signing a national emergency declaration over a border wall -- and promised to fight back against the executive action.
President Donald Trump intends to declare a national emergency -- a move that could allow the administration to circumvent Congress and unlock money to build his signature border wall, the White House said Thursday.
Officials tasked with carrying out the nation's border security mission are facing a trifecta of migration challenges, along the US-Mexico border, according to officials, as President Donald Trump announces he will declare a national emergency.
The Senate will vote Thursday on whether to send President Donald Trump's nominee for attorney general, William Barr, back to the Department of Justice, marking his second tour atop an agency facing down a set of threats unimaginable in his first go-around.
A White House security manager who alleges she was punished for accusing her boss of flouting security procedures and engaging in discriminatory practices based on her sex and disability is seeking whistleblower protections.
Only 3-in-10 Americans said President Donald Trump should declare a national emergency in order to build a wall along the border with Mexico, according to a CNN poll conducted by SSRS in early February.
Republicans might be resorting a lot more often to prayer -- the new strategy several senators have adopted for dealing with their capricious President -- because of the forces unleashed by the latest fraught moment of the Trump era.
The pending legal battle over the national emergency declared by President Trump may all center around “semantics,” Hoover Institution fellow Victor Davis Hanson argued Friday. Sat, 16 Feb 2019 07:49:25 GMT
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel doesn’t agree with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi that if President Trump can declare a national emergency to bypass Congress in order to secure funding for his long-promised border wall, a Democratic president can do the same for guns. Sat, 16 Feb 2019 06:43:33 GMT
Special Counsel Robert Mueller on Friday claimed in a new court filing that prosecutors have evidence former Trump adviser Roger Stone communicated with WikiLeaks, the organization that released hacked Democratic emails during the 2016 campaign Sat, 16 Feb 2019 00:10:31 GMT
Immigration hawks slammed the border security compromise President Trump signed into law Friday for containing last-minute provisions that they argued gives "amnesty" to many – but a Department of Homeland Security official insisted to Fox News that’s a misunderstanding of the bill. Fri, 15 Feb 2019 23:32:50 GMT
Lawmakers in Kentucky’s House of Representatives on Friday overwhelmingly passed a bill that would ban most abortions in the state – if the U.S. Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade. Fri, 15 Feb 2019 22:04:27 GMT
White House press secretary Sarah Sanders acknowledged Friday she was interviewed by Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s team as part of their probe into whether anyone on the Trump campaign coordinated with Russia during the 2016 presidential campaign. Fri, 15 Feb 2019 21:02:34 GMT
A federal judge on Friday issued a partial gag order in the criminal case of former Trump political adviser Roger Stone as part of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation. Fri, 15 Feb 2019 20:52:33 GMT
Democratic presidential contender Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand says she could possibly support a call by former Rep. Beto O’Rourke of Texas to tear down parts of the existing U.S.-Mexico border wall. Fri, 15 Feb 2019 20:46:23 GMT
Iran's foreign minister on Sunday accused Israel of looking for war and warned that its actions and those of the United States were increasing the chances of a clash in the region. Sun, 17 Feb 2019 13:21 GMT
As Kosovo pursues NATO and EU membership and a peace deal with neighbor Serbia, some if its top challenges stem from Russian aggression and the return of Islamic State fighters, its Prime Minister Ramush Haradinaj told CNBC. Sun, 17 Feb 2019 10:49 GMT
The United States is asking its European allies to "take back over 800" ISIS fighters that have been captured in Syria and put them on trial, President Donald Trump tweeted late on Saturday. Sun, 17 Feb 2019 08:59 GMT
U.S. President Donald Trump's choice to be U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, Heather Nauert, has withdrawn from consideration for the job for family reasons, according to a statement issued by the State Department. Sun, 17 Feb 2019 02:51 GMT
A new cap on the deduction for state and local taxes has prompted some New Jersey residents to shop around for lower property taxes. The surprise: They didn't have to pick up stakes to a new state in order to lower their bills. Sat, 16 Feb 2019 19:00 GMT
I had a hunch I was spending way too much on services like Netflux, Hulu and Spotify each month. So I'm outlining what I spend, how important they are, how often I use them, and seeing what I can cut. Sat, 16 Feb 2019 17:41 GMT
Disgraced ex-cardinal Theodore McCarrick has been expelled from the Roman Catholic priesthood after an investigation found sex abuse allegations against him were credible, the Vatican said Saturday. Sat, 16 Feb 2019 17:06 GMT
A growing number of tools prepare you for the threats lurking around the market, from a trade war to climate change, by letting you test them out on your investments before they ever happen. Sat, 16 Feb 2019 16:00 GMT
Southwest Airlines told its mechanics that it is in an "operational emergency" and called for "all hands on deck" among these workers after the number of grounded jets doubled. Sat, 16 Feb 2019 15:55 GMT
Amid calls by U.S. lawmakers to reduce weapons sales to Saudi Arabia and other Gulf countries involved in offensive warfare in the Middle East, corporates in the defense space are coming under increased scrutiny. Sat, 16 Feb 2019 13:46 GMT
A Pakistan-based militant group, Jaish-e-Mohammad, has claimed responsibility for a deadly car bombing in disputed Kashmir on a military convoy in which 44 paramilitary police were killed, raising tensions with India. Sat, 16 Feb 2019 05:18 GMT
Three Texas landowners and an environmental group filed the first lawsuit on Friday challenging U.S. President Donald Trump's national emergency declaration aimed at freeing up billions of dollars to build a wall along the U.S. border with Mexico. Sat, 16 Feb 2019 02:40 GMT
The clip, which was first posted by another Twitter user and runs more than two minutes in length, plays audio from R.E.M.'s early-'90s hit single "Everybody Hurts" over excerpts from Trump's Feb. 5 State of the Union address. Fri, 15 Feb 2019 23:48 GMT