The fight against Islamic State has shifted to “annihilation tactics” to stop potential terrorists who’ve flocked to places such as Iraq and Syria from returning to their home countries to wreak havoc, Defense Secretary James Mattis said Sunday.
Lawmakers in the U.S. House took the first step to back President Donald Trump’s initiative to expand the number of federal agents responsible for rounding up and deporting undocumented immigrants.
The Senate Intelligence Committee chairman warned Tuesday of a possible contempt citation against former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn if he doesn’t provide documents for the investigation of Russian meddling in the U.S. election.
Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein told senators he knew President Donald Trump planned to fire FBI Director James Comey before he wrote his memo criticizing Comey’s actions, two senators told reporters Thursday after a private meeting with the official.
Republicans in Congress are increasingly dispirited over the chaos surrounding Donald Trump, with several saying the nonstop revelations are imperiling their legislative agenda and the top Senate Republican signaling he’d go his own way on some of the president’s top priorities.
The White House repeatedly refused to say on Friday whether President Donald Trump secretly records his official conversations, after Trump suggested in a tweet that he had "tapes" of discussions with former FBI director James Comey.
U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions directed federal prosecutors to seek more serious charges against most suspects, a move he said would end “inconsistent” policies of the Justice Department.
President Donald Trump took his fight with the FBI to a new level, raising the specter Friday that he may have taped his conversations with Director James Comey before firing him.
President Donald Trump said he would have fired former FBI Director James Comey, who he called a “grandstander,” no matter the recommendation from two top Justice Department officials, contrasting with earlier White House assertions that he was merely accepting their advice.
Acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe dismissed White House claims that the bureau’s rank and file had lost confidence in James Comey before President Donald Trump fired him, defending his former boss and vowing to press ahead with a probe into links between Russia and Trump’s presidential campaign.
The U.S. House passed legislation that would expand economic and human-rights sanctions against North Korea as President Donald Trump’s administration is pledging to consider all options to rein in leader Kim Jong Un’s nuclear arms ambitions.
The Defense Department told former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn in 2014 that he was prohibited from accepting payments from foreign governments after his retirement without approval, according to a letter released by the top Democrat on the House Oversight Committee.
U.S. national security leaders emphasized economic sanctions and diplomacy to persuade North Korea to dismantle its nuclear weapons and ballistic missile programs, even as the Pentagon ramps up its military presence in the region with an aircraft carrier battle group and submarine.
The Senate Finance Committee approved President Donald Trump’s choice to serve as the nation’s top trade negotiator in a bipartisan vote after Democrats had slowed the nomination over his past work for China.
U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions promised Tuesday to "take our stand" against cross-border criminal cartels and people smuggling unlawful immigrants from Mexico as part of a plan to get tougher on illegal immigration in what he called "the Trump era."
The Department of Homeland Security will continue searching the mobile phones and electronic devices of travelers at U.S. airports, the agency’s leader said as lawmakers of both parties questioned whether the anti-terrorism tool is unlawfully intrusive.
President Donald Trump said his former national security adviser, Mike Flynn, should seek immunity from prosecution, calling investigations into alleged contacts between the Trump administration and the Russian government a political “witch hunt.”
Leaders of the Senate Intelligence Committee promised a thorough and impartial investigation into Russian meddling in the U.S. presidential election at the opening of a public hearing Thursday, held as a House probe remained mired in partisan disputes.
President Donald Trump, who has sparred with the media and accused outlets he doesn’t like of peddling "fake news," is trying to erase funds for public broadcasting to silence a voice he deems critical of him, a House Democrat said Tuesday.
Congressional Democrats are stepping up calls for House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes to recuse himself from the panel’s probe of Russian meddling in the U.S. presidential election.
Paul Manafort, former chairman of Donald Trump’s presidential campaign, is willing to be interviewed by the House Intelligence Committee investigating Russian interference in last year’s U.S. election, panel chairman Devin Nunes said.
House Republican leaders expect to vote Friday on their embattled health-care bill, moving on the legislation under pressure by Trump administration officials who voiced urgency during a closed-door meeting on the Capitol with conservative holdouts.
House Intelligence Chairman Devin Nunes apologized to the panel’s Democrats Thursday for how he disclosed information about surveillance related to Donald Trump, two committee aides said.
Neil Gorsuch stepped closer to filling the U.S. Supreme Court vacancy by parrying Democratic objections to his nomination over 10-plus hours of questioning.
The White House is talking with House conservatives about last-minute changes to the embattled GOP health-care bill aimed at wooing enough holdouts to secure House passage.
A growing roster of Republicans are calling on President Donald Trump to retract his claim that he was wiretapped during last year’s election after FBI Director James Comey said there was no evidence to support that accusation.
Donald Trump’s pick for deputy U.S. attorney general faced a barrage of conflicting demands from senators over how he would handle probes into Russian interference in the 2016 election and potential contacts between Moscow and the president’s campaign team.
Dan Coats sought to tamp down tensions between President Donald Trump and U.S. intelligence agencies, assuring former Senate colleagues at his confirmation hearing that he would act independently as director of national intelligence.
Andrew Puzder withdrew Wednesday as President Donald Trump’s labor secretary nominee as controversy deepened over his personal life and private sector background.
At least four Senate Republicans, including Susan Collins of Maine, are withholding their support for Andy Puzder to run the Labor Department.
The Senate confirmed one of its own, Jeff Sessions, as attorney general after more than a day of contentious debate that took an unusual turn when Republicans silenced Democratic Senator Elizabeth Warren.
Betsy DeVos squeaked through a history-making Senate confirmation vote to become U.S. education secretary, as Vice President Mike Pence broke a 50-50 tie and Republicans staved off last-minute defections that would have killed her nomination.
A number of President Donald Trump’s nominees have drawn objections from Senate Democrats and the public, yet his choice of Betsy DeVos to lead the Education Department is stirring a surprisingly intense outcry.
Republican leaders moved to speed up consideration of Betsy DeVos as President Donald Trump’s education secretary after two GOP senators said they won’t vote to confirm her, putting her nomination at risk.
Senate Republicans brushed aside a boycott from angry Democrats and took emergency steps Wednesday to advance the nominations of Steven Mnuchin to run Treasury and Tom Price to head Health and Human Services.
A group of Republicans in the U.S. Senate is intensifying calls on President Donald Trump to keep sanctions on Russia in place ahead of his planned call with Kremlin leader Vladimir Putin.
The Senate Foreign Relations Committee approved Rex Tillerson’s nomination as secretary of state, clearing the way for the full Senate to confirm one of President Donald Trump’s most critical cabinet choices.
Donald Trump met with AT&T Inc. Chief Executive Officer Randall Stephenson to discuss the company’s proposed $85.4 billion bid for Time Warner Inc., according to people familiar with the matter. The president-elect has said he opposes the deal.
French National Front leader Marine Le Pen made an unannounced visit to New York and caused a stir when she was spotted at Trump Tower flanked by a longtime friend of President-elect Donald Trump.
U.S. President-elect Donald Trump said he’ll seek a plan to “aggressively combat and stop cyberattacks” after meeting with intelligence agency chiefs whose conclusions he has openly questioned for months.
Russian President Vladimir Putin asked President-elect Donald Trump to restore the damaged U.S. relationship with his country in a letter the Republican praised on Friday.
The two largest U.S. defense contractors said Wednesday they would seek to control their costs after President-elect Donald Trump summoned them and a bevy of top Pentagon officials to his Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida to discuss military spending.
Vincent Viola, the billionaire founder and executive chairman of the Virtu Financial Inc. high-speed trading firm, has been picked by President-elect Donald Trump to be the next U.S. Army secretary.
Technology industry leaders including Facebook Inc.’s Sheryl Sandberg and Amazon.com Inc.’s Jeff Bezos met with Donald Trump on Wednesday, seeking to persuade a man whose presidential bid many of them opposed to avoid policies they believe would hurt their companies.
President-elect Donald Trump will meet with Exxon Mobil Corp. Chief Executive Officer Rex Tillerson on Tuesday in New York as he widens his search for his secretary of state.
President-elect Donald Trump is widening his search for a secretary of state even as one of the contenders, former General David Petraeus, defended his qualifications for the role.
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Donald Trump visits traditionally blue Minnesota on Sunday while Hillary Clinton has added an extra stop in Michigan as the candidates attempt to shore up their positions and undermine the others’ in the final stretch of a tight and bitter U.S. presidential campaign.
Chris Christie’s role as Donald Trump’s transition chief may be his last in politics, as guilty verdicts for two former allies further tarnish the New Jersey governor’s administration and bring corruption talk uncomfortably close to the Republican presidential nominee.
Many in Staten Island are heartened by Donald Trump’s rise in the polls.
He could become the first independent presidential candidate since 1968 to get on the board with an electoral win.
A local New Jersey judge wants state prosecutors to probe whether Governor Christopher Christie broke the law after learning his allies were closing the George Washington Bridge to punish a town’s mayor.
He denies what campaign sources said was one purpose of the gathering, and accuses Clinton of “resting.”
Craig Bell isn’t much thrilled with having to choose between Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump.
A list of potential witnesses in the criminal trial over intentional traffic jams at the George Washington Bridge reaches to the top of Donald Trump’s campaign, with his son-in-law Jared Kushner among those who may testify.
Donald Trump, who has enjoyed a strained relationship with the press during the general election campaign, had a message for the crowd who attended a Thursday night rally in Laconia, New Hampshire.
When it was time to reassure voters concerned about their health, two very different presidential candidates on Wednesday chose very different paths, with one taking to daytime television with few details and the other providing a dry listing of laboratory results.
The Republican presidential nominee thanked his eldest daughter “for her leadership on this issue.”