WASHINGTON, June 20- The U.S. Senate on Thursday voted to block the sale of billions of dollars in military sales to Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and other countries, rejecting President Donald Trump's decision to sidestep Congress' review of such deals by declaring an emergency over Iran. Backers of the resolutions, led by Democrat Bob Menendez and...
WASHINGTON, June 5- Republican and Democratic U.S. senators said on Wednesday they would introduce 22 separate joint resolutions seeking to block President Donald Trump's plan to sidestep congressional review and complete more than $8 billion in military sales to Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Jordan. Members of Congress had been blocking sales...
President Donald Trump's administration plans to use a loophole and rising tensions with Iran to sell bombs to Saudi Arabia, even though Congress blocked such sales for months over concerns about civilian deaths in the war in Yemen, Senator Chris Murphy said on Wednesday. "I am hearing that Trump may use an obscure loophole in the Arms Control Act and notice a...
Federal Reserve board, picked up a key endorsement from a Senate Republican on Thursday when Pennsylvania's Pat Toomey said he would be "inclined to support" the conservative commentator despite Moore's past sexist comments. Toomey, who more than a decade ago succeeded Moore as head of the Club for Growth, a conservative political action committee Moore had...
WASHINGTON, April 30- Doubts mounted on Tuesday over U.S. Republican Senators Joni Ernst and Lindsey Graham, respectively, signaled growing resistance to Trump's bid to put a loyalist on the Fed's policy-setting panel after remarks denigrating women, made over nearly two decades of writing and commentating, were widely reported last week.
WASHINGTON, April 30- Stephen Moore, U.S. Republican Senator Joni Ernst and Lindsey Graham, respectively, signaled growing resistance to Trump's bid to put a loyalist on the Fed's policy-setting panel after remarks denigrating women, made over nearly two decades of writing and commentating, were widely reported last week. "Very unlikely that I would support...
April 30- Stephen Moore, U.S. President Donald's Trump pick to fill a vacant seat at the Federal Reserve, would face an uphill confirmation battle in the Senate, predicted Republican Senator Lindsey Graham. It will be a very problematic nomination, Graham said.
Democrats intensified their demands for Robert Mueller's full report after learning the special counsel's findings from his Trump-Russia investigation run to more than 300 pages.
Six committee chairs in the Democratic-led House of Representatives called on U.S. Attorney General William Barr to release the full Mueller report to Congress by next Tuesday.
President Donald Trump aimed new blasts of invective at the late John McCain, even claiming credit for the senator's moving Washington funeral and complaining he was never properly thanked.
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