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March 22, 2017 11:48 PM Trump and Ryan lack House votes for ‘do-or-die’ health care replacement

WASHINGTON — President Trump and House Speaker Paul Ryan pushed conservative lawmakers to get behind the GOP health care plan Wednesday, but their efforts appeared to come up short, casting Thursday’s vote into doubt, along with the ability of Republicans to drive a legislative agenda despite their control of the White House and Congress. Less than 24 hours 18

March 22, 2017 11:46 PM Lawmaker says U.S. foreign surveillance 'unmasked' Trump associates

WASHINGTON The Republican chairman of the U.S. House of Representatives intelligence committee set off a political firestorm on Wednesday when he said the communications of members of Donald Trump's transition team were caught up in incidental surveillance targeting foreigners. Representative Devin Nunes said at a news conference that it was possible 11

March 22, 2017 11:38 PM Trump team communications captured by intelligence community surveillance, committee chair says

Trump Wiretapping Investigation Gets Complicated2:43 A TOP intelligence chief has partially backed Donald Trump’s wire-tapping claims, saying the US president was surveilled “inappropriately”. Devin Nunes, the Republican Chair of the House Intelligence Committee, revealed overnight that some of the US President’s personal communications had been caught 14

March 22, 2017 9:48 PM New revelations rock House investigation into Russian meddling in 2016 campaign

Schiff says Nunes can't lead Russia inquiry and be a Trump surrogate House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes (R-Tulare) has risked undermining the credibility of the panel's investigation of Russian interference of the 2016 election by sharing new information with the White House, his Democratic counterpart said Wednesday. By briefing the public 25

March 22, 2017 1:31 PM North Korea's Most Surprising Acquaintances

North Korea has two allies and key trade partners: China, and Russia. However, the country has other global associates. It has a working embassy in Equatorial Guinea, and it was known to send workers to Western Europe. After the assassination of Kim Jong Nam—the half brother of Kim Jong Un—Malaysia’s visa-free relationship with North Korea became internationally 29

March 22, 2017 9:47 AM US Supreme Court Nominee Gorsuch Faces 2nd Day of Questions

U.S. Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch faces at least one more day of direct questioning by a Senate panel Wednesday before members vote on whether to recommend his nomination to the full Senate. Gorsuch told the Senate Judiciary Committee during a confirmation hearing Tuesday that no Trump administration official ever pressured him to promise how he would 28

March 22, 2017 8:58 AM ‘Beauty and the Beast’ pulled from Kuwait halls

Move follows bans in Malaysia, Alabama and restrictions in Russia due to 'unexpected developments' Kuwait National Cinema Company has pulled out Disney’s hit movie Beauty and the Beast from theatres, citing its responsibilities and duties towards young viewers. The company started screening the movie on Thursday, but reports said that people who bought 38

March 22, 2017 7:03 AM Trump’s biggest Obamacare bloopers

President Trump is like a broken record of Pinocchios, incessantly repeating false and misleading claims that have been debunked. As Congress debates the Republican replacement bill for the Affordable Care Act, Trump has been on a greatest-hits tour of his favorite, and questionable, claims about Obamacare. We compiled a round-up of his most notable 35

March 21, 2017 11:23 PM A Test for Tillerson, and for U.S. Strategy on ISIS

The conclave is the first major diplomatic event hosted by Mr. Tillerson. And like a debutante at a coming-out party, Mr. Tillerson will face intense scrutiny about his status from a crowd that is expert in gauging power. At this point in his tenure at the State Department’s helm, Mr. Tillerson has yet to persuade anyone that he has much influence over Mr. Trump 30

March 21, 2017 8:17 PM Everything President Trump has tweeted (and what it was about)

His tweets have the power to shape international relations, send stock prices up — or down — and galvanize the American public. We're watching how Donald Trump is using this platform of unfettered communication now that he’s commander in chief. Here is everything Trump has tweeted since he was sworn in as 45th president of the United States. In many cases 18