The US has no standardised process for making compensation payments to the families of thousands of Afghan civilians killed in US-led military operations.
House of Representatives Intelligence Committee chairman Devin Nunes, a Republican, and top Democrat Adam Schiff told reporters they had seen no evidence that Trump Tower was tapped.
Trump’s executive order would temporarily ban refugees as well as travelers from six predominantly Muslim countries. The president has said the ban is needed for national security.
Trump’s budget outline is a bare-bones plan covering just “discretionary” spending for the 2018 fiscal year starting on October 1.
US district judge Derrick Watson put an emergency stop to the new order in response to a lawsuit filed by the state of Hawaii, which argued that the order discriminated against Muslims in violation of the US constitution.
The Republican Bill would replace Obamacare’s income-based subsidies with a system of fixed tax credits to help people buy private insurance on the open market.
Palestinian officials indicated Abbas would emphasise his concern about Israeli settlement-building on occupied land and the need for a two-state solution to the conflict.
Proponents say it would provide US commanders on the ground greater flexibility to respond to unforeseen challenges on the battlefield.
Under US law, presidents cannot direct wiretapping. The federal government can ask a court to authorise the action, but it must provide a justification.
A White House official said Trump and Pence were “open to constructive improvements that maintain the core principles and get the Bill over the goal.”
Republican senator Mike Lee called the new plan “exactly the type of back-room dealing and rushed process that we criticised Democrats for.”
Senior officials say all options ranging from tighter sanctions to pre-emptive air strikes against North Korea will be discussed.
In a battle waged since the 2010 passage of the Affordable Care Act, Republicans including President Donald Trump had vowed to replace the law.
US President Donald Trump accused former president Barack Obama of wiretapping in a series of early morning tweets just weeks into his administration and amid rising scrutiny of his campaign’s ties to Russia.
In his first critical remarks directed at Trump since he took office, Castro termed his trade policies “egotistical” and his plan to build a wall along the Mexican border “irrational.”
In his address to the US Congress, Donald Trump called for national unity, avoiding a repeat of his attacks on Democratic opponents and media organisations.
A new crop of populist leaders is reviving a tried and true method of demonstrating leadership – killing people.
The reporters’ group said that it would go ahead with its April 29 dinner, which typically draws movie stars, politicians and business leaders, despite Trump’s absence.
This was the first meeting of the top Indian diplomat with Trump after he was sworn in as the US President on January 20.
If the Supreme Court rules that Title IX protects transgender students, the decision would become the law of the land, binding the Trump administration and the states.
The US military estimates that ISIS drew 45,000 foreign fighters from more than 100 nations around the world and is a trans-regional threat.
Obama had instructed public schools last May to allow transgender students to use the bathrooms matching their chosen gender identity, threatening to withhold funding for schools that did not comply.
Legal advocates for transgender people say federal law and the civil rights of Americans are legally enforced by the federal government, as was born out during the civil rights movement of the 1960s that led to legal equality for African-Americans.
Iranian foreign minister Mohammed Javad Zarif says that Iran does not respond well to sanctions or threats as tensions rise between Tehran and Washington.
Nearly 800 former EPA staff had urged the Senate to reject Scott Pruitt in a letter, saying he had “shown no interest in enforcing environmental laws.”
The newly appointed US ambassador to the UN’s comments came after Trump said on Wednesday that he was open to ideas beyond a two-state solution.
Peter Alexander of NBC News, during a news conference, accused Trump of misquoting his victory margin as the largest since Ronald Reagan.
“I’m looking at two states and one state, and I like the one both parties like,” Trump said. “I can live with either one.”
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Rights groups said that the raids were not business as usual and were more sweeping than operations conducted by the Obama administration.
While the US president’s words encourage outrage on certain fronts, we are failing to see the pro-big-business, anti-welfare decisions he has been making.
Only five of 161 people arrested in Southern California would not have been enforcement priorities under the Obama administration, said a US official.
Two judges, at a hearing on the ban, have pushed the government to explain what would happen if Trump decides to ban all Muslims from entering the US.
House of Commons Speaker John Bercow said that addressing parliament is not an ‘automatic right’ but an ‘earned honour’.
The Justice Department has filed an appeal against a judge’s order lifting Trump’s travel ban on citizens from seven Muslim-majority countries.
Earlier reports, citing a government attorney at a federal court hearing, put the figure at more than 100,000 visas.
The Japanese company’s decision to withdraw will deal a major blow to the construction of six AP1000 plants in India.
US President Donald Trump is poised to impose new sanctions on Iran to counter what he sees as it’s destabilising behaviour.
The White House put Iran “on notice” on Wednesday for test-firing a ballistic missile, but the exact implications of the US threat were unclear.
Jared Kushner’s appointment is a sign of politics changing in their favour.