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.
Trump made the change a day after his new communications director, Anthony Scaramucci accused Priebus of being a leaker in a profanity-ridden interview.
Seeking to force the Republican hand, Democrats introduced the same legislation which passed the Senate by 98-2 on June 15 but has been stalled ever since.
US vice president Mike Pence, on a tour of Asian allies, has said repeatedly that the “era of strategic patience” with North Korea is over.
According to Trump’s administration, the existing deal had ignored all other threats that Iran posed and only delays their goal of becoming a nuclear state.
The surprise disclosure that Nunes was under investigation injected new uncertainty into the wider Russia probe by his committee.
“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 lack of a resolution complicates a White House push for a House vote on a healthcare proposal before Friday, when lawmakers return to their districts for two weeks.
Ten days ago, House speaker Paul Ryan was forced to cancel a vote on an Obamacare replacement Bill, when it was clear he could not deliver the votes needed for it to pass.
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.
Republican senators John McCain and Lindsey Graham, both influential foreign policy hawks, have questioned Devin Nunes’ actions.
The border wall, designed to keep out immigrants, could end up costing as much as $21.6 billion, far more than the $12 billion Trump cited.
House of Representatives leaders yanked the bill after a rebellion by Republican moderates and the party’s most conservative lawmakers left them short of votes.
It was not clear late on Thursday evening that Trump and the Republican leaders who crafted the Bill had enough support to pass it, meaning they now risk defeat in their first attempt at major legislation.
Repealing and replacing President Barack Obama’s Affordable Care Act is a first major test of Trump’s legislative ability.
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.
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.
Republican senator Mike Lee called the new plan “exactly the type of back-room dealing and rushed process that we criticised Democrats for.”
There is limited interest to ‘tear up’ the Iranian nuclear deal in Washington. Even as New Delhi monitors these moves closely, it should consider a coordinated approach with Asian partners who continue to engage with Iran.
US President Donald Trump is poised to impose new sanctions on Iran to counter what he sees as it’s destabilising behaviour.
Three Democratic congressmen demanded proof of such fraud and sent a letter to election officials and attorneys general in all 50 US states seeking examples.
The emerging Democratic strategy is to warn that Republicans risk throwing the US healthcare system into chaos by moving to dismantle Obamacare with nothing to replace it.
Ryan will face an election in January, when all members of the new house, both majority Republicans and minority Democrats, vote on a new speaker.
Protesters have decried Trump’s campaign rhetoric about illegal immigrants, Muslims, women, as well as allegations that he sexually abused women.
There are many lessons to be learnt from the manner in which the elites perceived the elections in India and in the US
US President Obama and president-elect Trump met on Thursday for the first time, to discuss the transition to the Republican’s inauguration on January 20.
Clinton has said she is confident the FBI will not find anything problematic and will reach the same conclusion it did in July.
The FBI will determine if the additional emails sent and received during Hillary Clinton’s term as US Secretary of State contained classified information.
Trump has vowed to campaign in whatever style he wants now that the party establishment has largely abandoned him.
The “graphic nature” of the clip will hurt his standing among women, independents and wavering Republicans, analysts say.
Historically unpopular presidential candidates are making voters uneasy on both sides of the aisle. An expert on conflicted voters explains why this poses an unprecedented challenge for campaigns.
Democratic Party’s presidential candidate told investigators she could not recall getting any briefings on how to handle classified information or comply with laws governing the preservation of federal records as she had suffered a concussion at the time.
The National Security Agency and other intelligence agencies sometimes delay informing targets of foreign intelligence activities under similar circumstances, officials have said.
Just as in an earlier era, McCarthy’s criticism of the US army was a major factor in his downfall, the Republican presidential nominee’s feud with the Muslim parents of a fallen US Army soldier could herald the end of his campaign.
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.”
Trump’s flippancy worries his supporters, as favour for Clinton steadily rises.
Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus was furious over the failure to endorse Ryan and over Trump’s feud with the Khan family, two Republican sources said.
Both Paul Ryan and John McCain have criticised the US Republican presidential nominee for his feud with Khizr Khan and Ghazala Khan.