Kamala Harris breaks barriers as America's vice president

Wed, 20 Jan 2021 - 07:09 GMT

Kamala Harris made history on Wednesday when she was sworn in as Joe Biden’s vice president, becoming the first woman, the first Black American and the first Asian American to hold the second highest U.S. office.

Leaked emails: Obama administration’s support to Muslim Brotherhood to dominate media

Mon, 12 Oct 2020 - 06:39 GMT

On Thursday, US President Donald Trump expressed displeasure that his Secretary of State had not yet released some emails related to former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. A day later, Pompeo vowed to release them.

U.S. Senator Klobuchar joins Democratic presidential field

Sun, 10 Feb 2019 - 10:30 GMT

U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar entered the 2020 presidential race on Sunday.

U.S. Congress negotiators struggle to reach border security deal

Tue, 05 Feb 2019 - 05:00 GMT

With little time remaining, congressional negotiators on U.S. border security funding have not settled the hot-button issues they hope to resolve.

No breakthrough in U.S. shutdown talks, new meeting planned

Sun, 06 Jan 2019 - 05:00 GMT

Senior Trump administration officials and Democratic congressional staffers failed on Saturday to break a deadlock over a proposed border wall.

Pence meets with Democratic aides to discuss shutdown impasse

Sun, 06 Jan 2019 - 12:00 GMT

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence and other senior Trump administration officials met on Saturday with Democratic congressional staffers.

US House Democrats ready bills to reopen gov't with $1.3 bln for border

Mon, 31 Dec 2018 - 10:20 GMT

Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives will introduce legislation later this week to fund the Department of Homeland Security.

Trump, top Democrats spar over shutdown amid lack of progress

Tue, 25 Dec 2018 - 04:00 GMT

President Donald Trump and top Democrats in Congress sparred over the partial shutdown of the U.S. government on Monday.

US govt partially shuts as Congress, Trump fail to reach deal

Sat, 22 Dec 2018 - 10:30 GMT

US govt partially shuts as Congress, Trump fail to reach deal.

Trump pressures Democrats, warns gov't may close 'for very long time'

Fri, 21 Dec 2018 - 01:00 GMT

U.S. government was headed for a partial shutdown unless Trump and Congress cut a deal in their long-running battle over Trump's demand for a border wall.

U.S. House Democrats nominate Nancy Pelosi to be speaker

Wed, 28 Nov 2018 - 10:20 GMT

Nancy Pelosi, a mainstay of American politics for nearly two decades, was nominated by her fellow Democrats to be the speaker of the House of Representatives.

Trump warns of government shutdown next month over border security

Fri, 23 Nov 2018 - 02:20 GMT

Donald Trump warned on Thursday there could be a government shutdown next month over security on the border with Mexico.

Trump expected to reshuffle staff in White House turmoil

Wed, 14 Nov 2018 - 11:50 GMT

An angry Donald Trump is preparing a reshuffle at the White House -- reportedly fueled by fallings out between his wife and senior staff .

Midterm election leaves Washington ‘more divided’: US consultant

Wed, 14 Nov 2018 - 10:44 GMT

A House with a democratic majority has been assured, and is prepared to unload what is called “Subpoena cannon” on President Trump.

Trump ousts Sessions, vows to fight Democrats if they launch probes

Thu, 08 Nov 2018 - 01:05 GMT

President Donald Trump forced out his attorney general on Wednesday and threatened to fight back if Democrats use their new majority in the U.S. House of Representatives to launch investigations into his administration and finances.

Democrats seek answers on Trump's role in U.S. FBI HQ project

Fri, 02 Nov 2018 - 10:40 GMT

Congressional Democrats on Friday asked the White House for more information about planning for a new FBI headquarters.

Manhunt under way after bombs sent to Democrats, Trump critics

Thu, 25 Oct 2018 - 11:18 GMT

Another suspected bomb was found in New York City on Thursday morning as a manhunt was under way for a serial bomber targeting high-profile Democrats and CNN, less than two weeks ahead of elections that could alter the U.S. political landscape.

Suspected bombs target top Democrats, CNN two weeks before U.S. election

Thu, 25 Oct 2018 - 01:40 GMT

Police have intercepted suspected bombs mailed to former U.S. President Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton and other high-profile Democrats, as well as to CNN.

Taylor Swift gets political, endorses Democrats in US midterms

Mon, 08 Oct 2018 - 11:59 GMT

Pop star Taylor Swift is not really known for making political statements, but the "Bad Blood" singer is no longer holding back ahead of the midterm elections in November.

Next battle in war over Kavanaugh: FBI probe

Mon, 01 Oct 2018 - 02:00 GMT

Democratic U.S. senators expressed concern on Sunday over reports the White House was working with Republicans to narrow the scope of an FBI investigation.