• Mike Lee Jan 8

    GOP Senators Lee, Rubio Walk Away From Iran Briefing With Differing Views

    Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, and Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., had very different reactions after Wednesday’s briefing about the decision to kill Iranian general Qasem Soleimani.

  • Trump administration Jan 8

    ‘Insulting and Demeaning': 2 GOP Lawmakers Rip Trump Administration After Iran Briefing

    Lawmakers on both sides of the aisle came away with vastly different interpretations of two classified briefings that top administration officials held on Wednesday about the airstrike last week that killed top Iranian General Qassem Soleimani. Speaking alongside Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, said, “I had hoped and expected to receive more information outlining the legal, factual and moral...

  • DRIVER Sep 28, 2019

    Slain Deputy Devoted Life to Sikh Faith, Serving Others

    Sandeep Dhaliwal carried a badge and a gun while devoting his life to a faith that teaches love and peace. Dhaliwal, who was fatally shot from behind during a traffic stop Friday, was the first Sikh sheriff’s deputy on a force that covers an area including the nation’s fourth largest city of Houston. Four years ago he won an accommodation...

  • Donald Trump Sep 20, 2019

    Senate Tech Critic to Facebook's Zuckerberg: Sell WhatsApp, Instagram

    As Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg met Thursday with President Donald Trump and other critics of the tech industry, the Senate’s most vocal detractor offered a challenge: Sell your WhatsApp and Instagram properties to prove you’re serious about protecting data privacy. It may have been more than Zuckerberg expected from his private meeting with Sen. Josh Hawley, a conservative Republican from...

  • Facebook Jul 24, 2019

    Senate Overwhelmingly Passes 9/11 First Responder Bill

    The Senate voted Tuesday to extend funding for first responders suffering health problems as a result of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.

  • NBCUniversal Inc. Mar 27, 2019

    Watch: Sen. Mike Lee Says Babies Are ‘Real Solution' to Climate Change, AOC Responds to ‘Elitist' Claim

    The fight over climate change in Congress produced two viral moments on Tuesday. First Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, ridiculed the Green New Deal in part by making the argument that “babies are the real solution to climate change. Later, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., responded to claims that the Green New Deal is “elitist” by raising issues of childhood asthma...

  • Donald Trump Mar 14, 2019

    Senate Rejects Trump Border Emergency as Republicans Defect

    In a stunning rebuke, a dozen defecting Republicans joined Senate Democrats Thursday to block the national emergency that President Donald Trump declared so he could build his border wall with Mexico. The rejection capped a week of confrontation with the White House as both parties in Congress strained to exert their power in new ways.

  • Donald Trump Mar 14, 2019

    Senate Rejects Trump Border Emergency as Republicans Defect

    In a stunning rebuke, a dozen defecting Republicans joined Senate Democrats Thursday to block the national emergency that President Donald Trump declared so he could build his border wall with Mexico. The rejection capped a week of confrontation with the White House as both parties in Congress strained to exert their power in new ways.

  • Donald Trump Mar 14, 2019

    Senate Votes to End Support for Saudi War in Yemen

    The Senate voted Wednesday to end U.S. support for the Saudi Arabian-led coalition’s war in Yemen, bringing Congress one step closer to a unprecedented rebuke of President Donald Trump’s foreign policy. Lawmakers have never before invoked the decades-old War Powers Resolution to stop a foreign conflict, but they are poised to do just that in the bid to cut off...

  • Donald Trump Mar 14, 2019

    Senate Votes to End Support for Saudi War in Yemen

    The Senate voted Wednesday to end U.S. support for the Saudi Arabian-led coalition’s war in Yemen, bringing Congress one step closer to a unprecedented rebuke of President Donald Trump’s foreign policy. Lawmakers have never before invoked the decades-old War Powers Resolution to stop a foreign conflict, but they are poised to do just that in the bid to cut off...

  • Donald Trump Nov 28, 2018

    Senate Republicans Block Vote on Mueller Protection Bill

    A bill that would have protected special counsel Robert Mueller was blocked by Senate Republicans Wednesday over the objections of one member of the party threatening to hold up judicial nominations, NBC News reported. The effort to safeguard Mueller and his probe into Russian election meddling gained new momentum this month after President Donald Trump fired Attorney General Jeff Sessions...

  • Donald Trump Sep 7, 2018

    Democrats Make Final Attempt to Block Kavanaugh Confirmation

    Senate Democrats mounted a last, ferocious attempt Thursday to paint Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh as a foe of abortion rights and a likely defender of President Donald Trump if he makes it to the high court. But their chances of blocking Trump’s nominee seemed to fade away by the end of a second marathon day of testimony in his...

  • Donald Trump Sep 6, 2018

    Booker Threatens to Release Confidential Docs on Kavanaugh

    Sen. Cory Booker, D-NJ, backed by Sens. Dick Durbin of Illinois and Mazie Hirono of Hawaii, said he was releasing “committee confidential” documents related to Trump Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh despite the threat of expulsion from the Senate.

  • Donald Trump Jul 6, 2018

    Trump Closes in on Supreme Court Pick; 3 Judges Top List

    President Donald Trump said Thursday he has narrowed down — to two or three — the list of contenders he’s considering to fill the vacancy for the Supreme Court seat held by retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy. “I think I have it down to four people. And I think of the four people I have it down to three or two,”...

  • Massachusetts Jun 22, 2018

    Orlando International Airport Will Scan Faces of US Citizens

    Florida’s busiest airport will be the first in the nation to require a face scan of passengers on all arriving and departing international flights, officials said Thursday, a move that pleases airport executives but worries privacy advocates. Officials at Orlando International Airport said the expansion of face scans would speed up the time it takes for passengers to go through...

  • Donald Trump Jun 21, 2018

    Senate Blocks Trump Plan to Cut $15 Billion in Unused Spending For Insurance, Other Programs

    In a rebuke to President Donald Trump, the Republican-controlled Senate on Wednesday blocked a White House plan to cut almost $15 billion in unused government money slated for children’s health insurance and other programs. Two Republicans — Susan Collins of Maine and Richard Burr of North Carolina — joined with Democrats to defeat the measure. Fifty senators opposed the plan...

  • Donald Trump May 30, 2018

    Pushing US Policy Rightward, Trump Taps Sessions and Flynn

    President-elect Donald Trump signaled a sharp rightward shift in U.S. national security policy Friday with his announcement that he will nominate Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions as attorney general and Kansas Rep. Mike Pompeo to head the CIA, turning to a pair of staunch conservatives as he begins to fill out his Cabinet. Trump also named retired Lt. Gen Michael Flynn...

  • Kentucky May 3, 2018

    Renovations Are Making the Kentucky Derby Even More Posh

    Toni Goodman was close enough to see the horses kicking up dirt as they raced past, having spent a mere $5 for her trackside seat to an event just days before the Kentucky Derby. But the 56-year-old Kentucky native won’t be anywhere near Churchill Downs on Saturday to watch the Run for the Roses. “I think the Derby’s great,” Goodman...

  • Donald Trump Mar 19, 2018

    Trump Says He's Willing to Buck NRA; Congress Not So Sure

    President Donald Trump declared Monday he’s willing to take on the National Rifle Association over gun legislation, but Republicans who control Congress aren’t so sure. They prefer to consider only modest changes to firearms limits in response to the mass shooting at a Florida high school. Congress returned to work Monday without following Trump’s lead on any of the major...

  • Donald Trump Dec 20, 2017

    Highlights of GOP Compromise Bill to Overhaul Tax Code

    Republicans in Congress are barreling ahead on their sweeping revamp of the nation’s tax code, with votes in the House and Senate on Tuesday and a final vote in the House on Wednesday. President Donald Trump is aching to sign it before Christmas.

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