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Trump’s Impeachment Trial Gives Upper Hand to McConnell, GOP

Trump’s Impeachment Trial Gives Upper Hand to McConnell, GOP

Democrats set the rules for their impeachment of Donald Trump, but once House Speaker Nancy Pelosi kicks the process over to the Senate for a trial the advantage and leverage will be with the
New U.S. Sanctions Most Likely to Hit Metals Sector: Iran Update

New U.S. Sanctions Most Likely to Hit Metals Sector: Iran Update

Iran on Wednesday fired missiles at airbases jointly used by the U.S. and Iraq in retaliation for the killing of General Qassem Soleimani, roiling financial markets and disrupting air traffic but
Impeachment to Get Rare Public Airing as Senate Hears Nominee

Impeachment to Get Rare Public Airing as Senate Hears Nominee

Lawmakers from both parties will get their first chance to publicly question an official with knowledge of events linked to the impeachment inquiry against Donald Trump, as they hear from the
Turkey Sanctions Pass U.S. House as Lawmakers Press Trump

Turkey Sanctions Pass U.S. House as Lawmakers Press Trump

The U.S. House overwhelmingly passed a bipartisan bill Tuesday threatening to sanction Turkey, warning that a deal struck with the Trump administration won’t necessarily save the NATO ally from
Trump’s Iran Indecision Sets Congress, and GOP, on Edge

Trump’s Iran Indecision Sets Congress, and GOP, on Edge

President Donald Trump’s last-minute decision to cancel a planned military strike on Iran has exposed a deep-running rift in the Republican Party between foreign policy hawks and those hewing to the
Senate to Vote on Blocking Saudi Arms Sale in Rebuke to Trump

Senate to Vote on Blocking Saudi Arms Sale in Rebuke to Trump

The Senate will vote Thursday on resolutions to halt arms sales to Saudi Arabia and other Middle Eastern countries under an agreement between Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Bob Menendez, the top
Senate to Vote on Disapproval of Saudi Arms Sale, McConnell Says

Senate to Vote on Disapproval of Saudi Arms Sale, McConnell Says

The GOP-led Senate will vote on measures that could stop the Trump administration from pushing through arms sales to Saudi Arabia over congressional objections, according to Majority Leader Mitch
Trump Revokes Security Clearance for Critic and Obama Official John Brennan

Trump Revokes Security Clearance for Critic and Obama Official John Brennan

President Donald Trump has revoked former CIA Director John Brennan’s security clearance, accusing him of “erratic conduct and behavior,” White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said.
Senate Intelligence Panel Agrees on Russia Interference Before Unity Put to Test

Senate Intelligence Panel Agrees on Russia Interference Before Unity Put to Test

Unlike just about everyone else on Capitol Hill, the Republican and the Democrat who head the Senate Intelligence Committee have made a determined show of bipartisanship in their Russia probe. Soon
Iran Deal Was Never Ratified by Senate, Says Idaho Senator

Iran Deal Was Never Ratified by Senate, Says Idaho Senator

U.S. Senator James Risch, a Republican from Idaho, discusses North Korea, the Iran nuclear deal and Gina Haspel's nomination to lead the CIA. He speaks on "Bloomberg Markets: Balance of Power."
Sen. Risch on Macron Address and Fate of Iran Nuclear Deal

Sen. Risch on Macron Address and Fate of Iran Nuclear Deal

Sen. James Risch, an Idaho Republican, talks with Bloomberg's Kevin Cirilli about French President Emmanuel Macron's address and the fate of the Iran nuclear deal. (Source: Bloomberg)
Pruitt’s Capitol Hill Condo Fallout Hits a Republican Senator

Pruitt’s Capitol Hill Condo Fallout Hits a Republican Senator

The Capitol Hill condo that landed EPA administrator Scott Pruitt into a whirlwind of controversy may ensnare another Washington power broker.
Senate Sends Trump  $1.3 Trillion Spending Bill

Senate Sends Trump $1.3 Trillion Spending Bill

The Senate narrowly averted a government shutdown by passing a $1.3 trillion spending bill early Friday that increases military and domestic spending and strengthens background checks for gun buyers.
Three Things Worrying the Global Security Establishment

Three Things Worrying the Global Security Establishment

The silhouette of Donald Trump, presumptive 2016 Republican presidential nominee, is seen on stage during the Republican National Convention (RNC) in Cleveland, Ohio, U.S., on Monday, July 18, 2016.
U.S. Has No `Bloody Nose Strategy' for North Korea, Senators Say

U.S. Has No `Bloody Nose Strategy' for North Korea, Senators Say

H.R. McMaster Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg
U.S. Denies Plan for ‘Bloody Nose’ Strike on North Korea

U.S. Denies Plan for ‘Bloody Nose’ Strike on North Korea

The Trump administration doesn't have a “bloody nose” strategy focused on a military strike against North Korea, according to senators who've been briefed by the White House.
Corker Sees Trump Modernizing Nafta  Rather Than Killing It

Corker Sees Trump Modernizing Nafta Rather Than Killing It

In a hearing Tuesday, Chairman Bob Corker said his sense is that “modernization is where the administration is heading” on Nafta.
The Senate Tax Bill Has Something for Every Republican to Hate

The Senate Tax Bill Has Something for Every Republican to Hate

“The individual stuff we’re doing—I’d just as soon throw it in the incinerator and burn it.”
Trump's Power to Use Nuclear Weapons Under Senate Scrutiny

Trump's Power to Use Nuclear Weapons Under Senate Scrutiny

President Donald Trump’s power to launch nuclear weapons is under scrutiny by both Republicans and Democrats in Congress concerned over his comments about striking North Korea.