Democrats’ decision to televise Trump impeachment hearings could prove politically perilous

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Democrats in the U.S. Congress took a major step toward impeaching President Donald Trump this week when they agreed on the rules for publicly televised hearings after weeks of testimony behind closed doors. But it is also … Read More

Schumer says Trump agreed to $2T infrastructure package at White House meeting

Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer said Tuesday that President Trump agreed to support a $2 trillion infrastructure spending package after meeting with him and other Democrats at the White House, though the details are not yet clear. The president – a real estate developer … Read More

Border Patrol union chief blasts Congress over migrant caravans: ‘What are you doing about it?’

The massive migrant caravan said to be making its way toward the U.S.-Mexico border is a result of Congress “not acting and continuing to encourage illegal immigration”, according to a border agent and top union official. Hector Garza, the vice president of the … Read More

Nancy Pelosi files lawsuit to block Trump border wall

Photo by: J. Scott Applewhite Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., speaks to reporters during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, April 4, 2019. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite) ** FILE ** House Democrats officially filed their … Read More

Pentagon authorizes up to $1B to start 57 miles of border wall construction

The Pentagon notified Congress late Monday that it authorized the transfer of up to $1 billion to erect 57 miles of “pedestrian fencing” along the U.S.-Mexico border in direct support of President Trump’s national emergency declaration from last month. The fencing, which will be 18 … Read More

Trump will secure border ‘with or without Congress,’ Mulvaney says

President Trump on Dec. 14 tweeted that White House budget director Mick Mulvaney would become acting chief of staff. Photo by Monica Akhtar — The Washington Post WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump is again considering invoking emergency powers to build … Read More

Why Expulsion of US Diplomats From Russia Caught Washington Off Guard

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Washington has once again misread Moscow, not expecting that a series of anti-Russia measures adopted under the Obama and Trump administration would result in the large-scale expulsion of US diplomats from Russia, Pavel Salin, the director of the Center for … Read More