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Senator Leila de Lima tells Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo her detention is a 'test case for your boss’ attempt to flex his tyrannical ambitions'
The White House says US President Donald Trump is expected to sign the measure
(UPDATED) China shoots back that it would 'have to take strong countermeasures to defend our national sovereignty, security and development interests' if the US carried on making 'wrong decisions'
The Philippine government, meanwhile, tags the move as an intrusion of sovereignty
After undergoing tough questioning in the US Senate, Bill Barr refuses to appear before the House
US Attorney General Bill Barr 'whitewashed the report,' Senator Dick Durbin, a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, tells CNN ahead of the hearing
The 3 senators file Senate Resolution 1037, seeking the rebuke of United States lawmakers for 'interfering' in Philippine affairs
US senator Marsha Blackburn says of the bipartisan resolution: '...while we value our relationship with the Philippines, the US Congress expects to see real change to the current practices of the Duterte government'
(UPDATED) The US President overrides the Congress' decision to terminate his declaration of an emergency at the Mexican border
Donald Trump's terse response: 'VETO!' he tweets after a dozen Republicans joined Democrats in voting down the emergency, declared as a way to secure alternative funding for the border wall denied to him by Congress
Michael Cohen, the longtime personal lawyer to Donald Trump is set to appear before lawmakers eager to press for dramatic details of his former client's business and personal affairs
The US House of Representatives approves historic legislation directing Trump to 'remove United States armed forces from hostilities in or affecting the Republic of Yemen'
(UPDATED) After a historic opening session of the 116th Congress, lawmakers take aim at a bipartisan priority of ending an embarrassing partial government shutdown
January 3 brings an end to US President Donald Trump's one-party rule in Washington, a massive boost for Democrats who felt deflated after Trump's 2016 victory
The largely symbolic vote deals a fresh warning to President Donald Trump, who has staunchly backed the Saudi regime in the face of intense global outrage that analysts say has left the kingdom diplomatically weakened
Forty-four former US senators urge current and future members of the US Senate to make sure that 'partisanship or self-interest not replace national interest'
'I have zero question in my mind that the crown prince directed the murder and was kept appraised of the situation all the way through it,' says Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Bob Corker
Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith is locked in an unexpectedly tight runoff vote on November 27 in what should have been reliable Republican territory for the final Senate race of the 2018 midterms
(UPDATED) In the embedded interview video, the Virginia State Senator did not mention this term
Here is a look at some of the most interesting contests
All 435 seats in the House are up for grabs on November 6, while 35 seats in the 100-member Senate are at stake. Americans will choose new governors in 36 states.
Across the United States, protestors rally against the nominee who has been plagued by allegations of sexual misconduct. The confirmation ushers in Republican control of the top court, a major win for Trump
If Brett Kavanaugh is confirmed, Trump will have succeeded in having his two picks seated on the court – a major coup for the Republican leader less than halfway through his term
Three key Republican lawmakers still officially undecided on Brett Kavanaugh, who has faced accusations of sexual misconduct
Furor over Kavanaugh's nomination has overshadowed next month's midterm elections in which control of Congress by Donald Trump's Republican Party could be at stake
President Donald Trump's probe order comes after key Republican senator Jeff Flake threatened to break ranks with his party over the controversy
The panel splits along strict party lines with the 11 Republican members backing Kavanaugh and all 10 Democrats voting against the president's controversial nominee.
(UPDATED) Friday's vote – set for 1:30 pm (1730 GMT; 1:30 am Saturday, Manila time) – will take place under an intense spotlight, following a historic day of testimony that put the toxic partisan feuding in Washington on full display
'I categorically and unequivocally deny the allegation by Dr Ford,' says Brett Kavanaugh in his opening statement
Donald Trump says he is skeptical because he personally had been the target of 'false statements' in the past made by various women
A university professor agrees to give her testimony publicly in the US Senate, accusing Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee of sexual assault
Christine Blasey Ford's lawyers have told the Senate judiciary committee she cannot appear at its hearing scheduled for Monday, September 24, calling the date Republicans set 'arbitrary'
The two executives reassure lawmakers that they're not going to drop the ball again on foreign manipulation on social media but both acknowledge there is still a long way to go
Watch the US Senate's hearing with Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey and Facebook chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg live here
In response to foreign meddling, Twitter sets new policy prohibiting state-owned media or national authorities from buying political ads on Twitter that will be shown outside their home countries
'We want the interpreter to come before the committee. We want to see the notes,' says the top Democrat on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee
A Senate measure proposes an outright ban on the government buying products and services from ZTE and another Chinese telecoms firm, Huawei
President Donald Trump's pick to lead the Central Intelligence Agency passes on a vote of 54-45, with half a dozen opposition Democrats bucking their party and supporting the controversial Haspel's nomination
This week's selection of photo highlights here and around the world
Tune in to the joint hearing on April 11, 2:15 am, Manila time
Triggering a 3rd government shutdown of the year would have been a deep embarrassment for the Republican-led Congress ahead of mid-term elections in November
Senators vote 55-44 to kill the bid after the Senate's Republican leadership and key figures from both parties on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee came out against it
(UPDATED) The Taiwan Travel Act says it should be US policy for high-level Taiwanese officials to enter the United States, meet with US officials and conduct business in the country
Senators Bernie Sanders, Mike Lee, and Chris Murphy in a joint statement say that their resolution would force the first-ever vote in the Senate 'to withdraw US armed forces from an unauthorized war'
The potential breakthrough comes as efforts to resolve the fate of 1.8 million immigrants brought to the United States illegally as children entered a crucial period in a week set aside for debate on immigration
This raises prospects of Congress and President Donald Trump falling short in striking a deal on border security and the legalization of young immigrants
(3rd UPDATE) The upper chamber of Congress reopens in the dark of night for a new session at 12:01 am Friday, February 9, launching a new effort to pass a bill to extend federal funding for 6 more weeks
In the history of the US Congress, 10 members have given birth in office – but they all belonged to the chamber's House of Representatives
(UPDATED) The shutdown casts a huge shadow over the first anniversary of Trump's inauguration as president and highlights the deep divisions between Republicans and Democrats
Chelsea Manning has now gone from prison to US senatorial candidate in less than a year during which she often made headlines