While the ultimate objective still remains political reconciliation in Afghanistan, the route by which the parties get there will be vastly different under the Trump administration.
Trump announced on Friday he was pardoning Joe Arpaio, an anti-immigration hardliner found guilty last month for flouting a 2011 court order that barred officers from detaining Latino motorists solely on the suspicion they were illegal immigrants.
The Senate deadlocked 50-50 on moving forward with the healthcare debate, forcing vice president Mike Pence to cast the tie-breaking vote.
With Republican senators Mike Lee and Jerry Moran joining senators Susan Collins and Rand Paul in opposition, the Senate could not pass the Bill.
John McCain’s absence cast doubt on whether the Senate would be able to pass the legislation to dismantle and replace Obamacare.
The delegation led by Senator John McCain called for a coherent strategy from the Trump administration to turn the tide against an increasingly strong Taliban insurgency and end the longest war in US history.
“Assad was warned, repeatedly, by the US and the UN that the intentional targeting of innocent men, women and children is intolerable.” said Ed Royce, chairman, House foreign affairs.
The discord following the healthcare debacle has not been limited to tensions between Trump and the Freedom Caucus – a bloc of conservatives in the House.
The Trump administration’s view is a departure from Obama’s stance and at odds with European powers, who insist Bashar al-Assad must step down.
Republican senators John McCain and Lindsey Graham, both influential foreign policy hawks, have questioned Devin Nunes’ actions.
Lieutenant General Herbert Raymond McMaster is a highly regarded military tactician and strategic thinker, but his selection surprised some observers.
McMaster’s selection surprised some observers who wondered how the officer, whose army career was stalled at times for his questioning of authority, would deal with a White House that has not welcomed criticism.
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Buzzfeed’s decision to publish an unverified dossier that makes explosive claims about Donald Trump has stirred debate about journalistic ethics.
Republican and Democrat senators called for a special bipartisan panel to investigate cyber attacks against the US with a focus on Russia’s alleged efforts to influence the US presidential election.
Under scrutiny for his ties with Russia, Rex Tillerson is seen as a divisive figure and controversial choice by both parties.
Obama’s administration has decided to include a massive report on the CIA’s use of “enhanced interrogation techniques” in his presidential papers, meaning it may eventually be declassified.
Some US analysts warn that Donald Trump could provoke a military confrontation if he presses the Taiwan issue too far.
Trump’s reluctance to blame Russia for interfering in the US election has raised concerns among US officials who fear he will go soft on Moscow at a time when they are worried about its increasingly aggressive behaviour on cyber attacks and in Crimea, Ukraine and Syria.
The Republican candidate is strongly disliked across the world because he is the archetypal “ugly American”: obnoxious, uncouth, boastful, materialistic and duplicitous.
Now that the imminent danger of victory is not so imminent, perhaps we can look beyond the fear and outrage to reflect on the legacy that the Trump candidacy leaves behind.
“These limited self-defense strikes were conducted to protect our personnel, our ships and our freedom of navigation,” Pentagon spokesman Peter Cook said.
Trump has vowed to campaign in whatever style he wants now that the party establishment has largely abandoned him.
Clinton aids said she is preparing both for when Trump is measured and serious, and when he is freewheeling and makes inflammatory personal attacks.
Hillary Clinton’s bout of pneumonia has shed light on the conditions that candidates and their entourages face while campaigning.
Though much of the promises of the Sanders insurgency have become embedded in the Democratic party, it remains to be seen if the movement can lead to any significant political change in the US.
By insulting both Khan and his wife Ghazala – who he suggested had stood silently by her husband’s side because he had muzzled her out of Muslim misogyny – Trump may have finally found the limit of what his reluctant Republican backers can stand.
Trump said on Friday he wanted a “big tent” party with multiple viewpoints welcome. He said he was endorsing the republican lawmakers due to their “shared mission to make America great again.”
Both Paul Ryan and John McCain have criticised the US Republican presidential nominee for his feud with Khizr Khan and Ghazala Khan.
Trump’s criticism of Khizr Khan and Ghazala Khan, who took the stage at last week’s Democratic convention, sparked growing concern and dismay from Republican lawmakers responding to the latest Trump outburst to blindside his party colleagues.
Many of Donald Trump’s critics have been quick to point out that his attacks on the Khans are part of a broader pattern in which he lashes out at others in extremely personal terms for critiquing him.
Eminent Republicans like John McCain, Mitt Romney and the Bush family were absent from the RNC in a show of displeasure against Trump’s policies.
A political neophyte who has never held elected office, Donald Trump has said he may not need much from his Republican colleagues on Capitol Hill anyway.
The legislative move is not linked with the recent joint India-US statement in which the Obama administration had recognised India as a “Major Defence Partner”.
Hillary Clinton, the presumptive Democratic nominee, has to heal racial indifference within her own party before tackling racial antipathy coming from the Republican camp.
Indian Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar said New Delhi supported the role of international law in the dispute, but stopped short of saying that the ruling by The Hague should be binding.