The U.S. has become a country that supports torture, so the fight to stop the godmother of the CIA's "enhanced interrogation" program may be futile.
The Senate Foreign Relations Committee may not have enough votes to recommend Donald Trump's secretary of state nominee for confirmation.
The president signs a huge spending bill, averting a government shutdown at midnight, acting just hours after saying he was considering a veto.
Pressure is mounting as the Trump administration continues to refuse to reveal its legal justification for attacking Syria in April 2017.
The measure contains more money for the Pentagon, infrastructure and disaster aid—and balloons the deficit—but leaves "Dreamers" unprotected.
He suggests the plan, expected to pass in Congress in coming days, could lead to explosive growth. But many economists are doubtful, and critics warn of its effect on the U.S. debt.
Republicans pushed a $1.5 trillion tax bill through the Senate, taking a giant step toward giving the president one of his top priorities.
The Trump era has sparked a new debate about nuclear war authority.
The agency is battling growing bipartisan charges that the secretary of state's reorganization plans are crippling America's diplomatic corps.
While the GOP senators are heralded for criticizing the president, progressives say both have men supported the bulk of the White House agenda.