As Barr faces his first day of nomination hearings before the Senate Judiciary Committee, advocates are warning that he could accelerate the administration's efforts, which they see as disenfranchising lawful voters.
The State Department's envoy to Iran is declining to say whether Washington will force oil buyers to cut off purchases of Iranian crude later this year.
More U.S. coal-fired power plants were shut in President Donald Trump's first two years than were retired in the whole of Barack Obama's first term, despite the Republican's efforts to prop up the industry to keep a campaign promise to coal-mining states.
WASHINGTON, Jan 14- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday turned away a Texas bank's constitutional challenge to the structure of the U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, passing up a case that could have led to more presidential power over an independent agency that President Donald Trump's administration already has weakened. Justice Brett Kavanaugh, a...
Julián Castro will run for president, the former secretary of Housing and Urban Development announced on Saturday.
After three decades with top rates below 40 percent, a big hike from today's 37 percent poses risks politically and perhaps economically.
The nuclear-armed nation is seeking millions in foreign investments, and experts say China's Belt and Road project offers the perfect answer to those needs.
WASHINGTON, Jan 10- As the partial U.S. government shutdown neared the end of its 20th day, President Donald Trump and congressional Democrats remained divided over his demands for funding a U.S.- Mexico border wall, with a prompt resolution looking unlikely. Under the Constitution, Congress holds the power to make decisions about spending U.S. taxpayers' money.
The world's largest economy has traditionally chosen World Bank leaders.
WASHINGTON, Jan 8- World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim will join Global Infrastructure Partners, a private equity fund that invests in projects in wealthy and developing countries, the firm said on Tuesday, a day after Kim's shock resignation from the bank. Kim, who joins New York- based GIP on Feb. 1 as a partner and vice chairman, has accepted a one-year ban from...
The revelation of communication between Wall Street donors and possible Democratic candidates threatens to exacerbate tension between liberal and moderate Democratic voters.
Although President Donald Trump has called the situation at the U.S.-Mexico border a "crisis," government data shows that arrests are down compared with the Obama administration as most illegal immigration occurs through other paths.
Kim told World Bank employees in an email that he was leaving the world's largest lender and donor to poor and middle-income countries on Feb. 1 to join a private-sector firm focused on infrastructure investments in the developing world. Georgieva, a Bulgarian national, had previously held senior European Union posts after serving 15 years at the World Bank,...
World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim will resign effective Feb. 1, more than three years ahead of the expiration of his term in 2022, the multilateral lender said on Monday.
Obamacare has been the subject of many legislative and legal fights since becoming law under President Barack Obama in 2010. A pending court case threatens to completely eliminate the landmark health-care reform program.
House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy told reporters that Trump asked congressional leaders to return to the White House on Friday for more talks aimed at ending the shutdown. The White House has called the two-part package a "non-starter." "We're asking the president to open up government," Democrat Nancy Pelosi, the presumptive incoming House speaker, told...
Democrats have so far refused to vote for any funding for Trump's wall, while the president has repeatedly demanded $5 billion.
Trump's approval is in line with those of Bill Clinton, Ronald Reagan and Barack Obama at similar points in their presidencies. All three men were re-elected.
WASHINGTON, Jan 2- President Donald Trump said U.S. homeland security officials will make a plea for a southern border wall in a White House meeting with congressional leaders on Wednesday, adding that he was open to working on a path to legal status for young illegal immigrants known as Dreamers. Trump invited Democratic and Republican leaders in Congress to...
In a rules package released late Tuesday, House Democrats included the authority to get involved in the case of Texas v. United States. A federal judge in the case ruled the Affordable Care Act unconstitutional.