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Kavanaugh accuser willing to testify in U.S. Senate – reports

Sep 21, 2018 - 8:22 AM

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'

KAVANAUGH. US Judge Brett Kavanaugh looks on as the US President announces him as his nominee to the Supreme Court in the East Room of the White House on July 9, 2018 in Washington, DC. File photo by Saul Loeb/AFP

Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg and Twitter's Jack Dorsey testify before U.S. Congress

Sep 06, 2018 - 12:41 AM

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

UNDER OATH. CEO of Twitter Jack Dorsey (r) and Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg (l) are sworn in to testify before the Senate Intelligence Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, on September 5, 2018. Photo by Jim Watson/AFP


LIVE: U.S. Senate hearing with Facebook, Twitter on foreign influence in social media

Sep 05, 2018 - 9:40 PM

Watch the US Senate's hearing with Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey and Facebook chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg live here


Twitter to verify those behind hot-button US issue ads

Aug 31, 2018 - 11:08 AM

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

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Democrats want Trump interpreter to testify about Putin summit

Jul 19, 2018 - 8:15 AM

'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

INTERPRETER. In this file photo taken on July 16, 2018 Russian President Vladimir Putin (right) and US President Donald Trump attend a meeting in Helsinki, on July 16, 2018. At lest is Trump's interpreter Marina Gross. Photo by Brendan Smialowski/AFP

U.S. Senate votes to reimpose ban on China's ZTE, shares plunge

Jun 19, 2018 - 3:00 PM

A Senate measure proposes an outright ban on the government buying products and services from ZTE and another Chinese telecoms firm, Huawei

U.S. Senate confirms Gina Haspel as new CIA director

May 18, 2018 - 12:59 PM

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

The week in photos: April 7-13, 2018

Apr 14, 2018 - 2:13 PM

This week's selection of photo highlights here and around the world

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg arrives to testify before a joint hearing of the US Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee and Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill, April 10, 2018 in Washington, DC. / AFP PHOTO / JIM WATSON

LIVE: U.S. Senate panel hearing with Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg on data privacy

Apr 11, 2018 - 12:12 AM

Tune in to the joint hearing on April 11, 2:15 am, Manila time

U.S. Senate passes huge spending bill to avert gov't shutdown

Mar 23, 2018 - 2:09 PM

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

AVERTING SHUTDOWN. Lights shine at The U.S. Capitol along with the Washington Monument, and Lincoln Memorial in the early hours of Friday morning on February 9, 2018 in Washington, DC. Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images/AFP

U.S. Senate blocks bid to end military involvement in Yemen

Mar 21, 2018 - 3:46 PM

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

US Senate. The US Capitol is shown on the morning of June 11, 2014 in Washington, DC. File photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images/AFP

China lashes out at U.S. over bill promoting Taiwan ties

Mar 01, 2018 - 1:08 PM

(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

US-TAIWAN RELATIONS. This combo of file photos shows US President Donald Trump (L) in St Louis, Missouri on October 9, 2016 and Taiwan's President Tsai Ing-wen in Panama City on June 27, 2016. File photos from AFP

Senators to force vote on U.S. involvement in Yemen war

Mar 01, 2018 - 9:23 AM

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'

ON YEMEN. Senator Bernie Sanders and Senator Mike Lee introduce a joint resolution to remove US armed forces from hostilities between the Saudi-led coalition and the Houthis in Yemen, on Capitol Hill February 28, 2018 in Washington, DC. Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images/AFP

Bipartisan group in U.S. Senate unveils immigration plan, defying Trump

Feb 15, 2018 - 1:39 PM

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

BIPARTISAN LEADER. Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) speaks with reporters on Capitol Hill on February 14, 2018 in Washington, DC. Aaron P. Bernstein/Getty Images/AFP

U.S. Senate stumbles in seeking elusive immigration fix

Feb 14, 2018 - 7:48 AM

This raises prospects of Congress and President Donald Trump falling short in striking a deal on border security and the legalization of young immigrants

A view of the Capitol dome is seen on Capitol Hill March 23, 2017 in Washington,DC. Brendan Smialowski/AFP

U.S. gov't in shutdown as Senate misses midnight funding deadline

Feb 09, 2018 - 7:51 AM

(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

A view of the Capitol dome is seen on Capitol Hill March 23, 2017 in Washington,DC. Brendan Smialowski/AFP

U.S. senator pregnant, set to be first to give birth in office

Jan 24, 2018 - 10:54 AM

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

MOTHER & SENATOR. US Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) speaks during a town hall meeting on April 11, 2017 in Palatine, Illinois. Scott Olson/Getty Images/AFP

U.S. shutdown extended as crunch vote delayed

Jan 22, 2018 - 6:57 AM

(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

LATE NIGHT. Night view of Capitol Hill on January 21, 2018 in Washington, DC. Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images

Whistleblower Manning seeks U.S. Senate seat

Jan 14, 2018 - 4:12 PM

Chelsea Manning has now gone from prison to US senatorial candidate in less than a year during which she often made headlines

RUNNING FOR SENATE. In this file photo, Chelsea Manning attends the OUT Magazine #OUT100 Event at the the Altman Building on November 9, 2017 in New York City. Bryan Bedder/Getty Images for OUT Magazine/AFP

Trump ally Sheriff Joe Arpaio launches U.S. Senate bid

Jan 10, 2018 - 1:49 AM

Joe Arpaio seeks to replace outgoing Senator Jeff Flake, a Republican who has voiced strong criticism against Trump and is not running for re-election in November

A SENATE BID. Sheriff Joe Arpaio attends a rally by Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, October 4, 2016, in Prescott Valley, Arizona. Photo by Robyn Beck/AFP

Mitt Romney set for comeback as Orrin Hatch to retire

Jan 03, 2018 - 7:02 AM

Senator Hatch's announcement that he will not run in this year's mid-terms could spell bad news for President Donald Trump

RETIRING. This file photo taken on January 19, 2001 shows US Senator Orrin Hatch, R-UT, arriving at the US Capitol to attend the inauguration of former US President George W. Bush. Don Emmert/AFP

Trump nears tax victory as U.S. Senate passes overhaul

Dec 20, 2017 - 2:05 PM

(UPDATED) The Republican legislation passes the Senate along strict party lines, 51 votes to 48, with all Democrats united in opposition

The U.S. Capitol is shown on the morning of June 11, 2014 in Washington, DC. Mark Wilson/Getty Images/AFP

Trump faces consequences of Alabama election upset

Dec 14, 2017 - 8:04 AM

Some in Trump's inner circle now wonder whether Alabama shows the limits of his approach: If it does not work in deep red Alabama, where can it work?

STILL 'MAGA' Supporters of Republican senatorial candidate Roy Moore watch for results at an election night party in Montgomery, Alabama, on December 12, 2017. Jim Watson/AFP

Alabama Democrat in shock U.S. Senate win over Trump-backed Republican

Dec 13, 2017 - 11:36 AM

(UPDATED) It marks a bitter blow to the president in one of the reddest of deep South states, and hands opposition Democrats a cherished Senate seat

WINNER. Democratic senatorial candidate Doug Jones prepares to greet voters outside of a polling station at the Bessemer Civic Center on December 12, 2017 in Bessemer, Alabama. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images/AFP

Trump slams harassment accusers, attacks senator in crude tweet

Dec 13, 2017 - 8:01 AM

So far, more than 100 members of Congress have called for a probe into allegations of sexual misconduct against Trump

TRUMP. US President Donald Trump speaks prior to signing H.R. 2810, National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2018, during a signing ceremony in the Roosevelt Room at the White House in Washington, DC, December 12, 2017. Saul Loeb/AFP

Franken quits U.S. Senate after sexual misconduct claims

Dec 08, 2017 - 11:34 AM

'There's been a very different picture of me painted over the last few weeks,' says US Senator Al Franken. 'But I know who I really am.'

RESIGNATION. In this file photo, Senator Al Franken (D-MN) looks over his papers during a Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee hearing on hurricane recovery efforts in Puerto Rico and US Virgin Islands, on Capitol Hill November 14, 2017 in Washington, DC. File photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images/AFP

U.S. Congress approves funding stopgap averting gov't shutdown

Dec 08, 2017 - 9:33 AM

President Donald Trump will need to work with Democrats and his fellow Republicans in the coming weeks to thrash out a budget plan for fiscal year 2018 that earns the support of lawmakers battling over policy and spending priorities

BUDGET. The United States Congress passes a funding stopgap measure that averts a government shutdown. This file photo dated December 18, 2011 shows the US Capitol in Washington, DC. File photo by Karen Bleier/AFP

Vote postponed as Trump tax plan hits snag in U.S. Senate

Dec 01, 2017 - 3:39 PM

In a dramatic move, 3 Republican senators refuse to vote on a procedural measure until they are assured that more changes could be made to the legislation

TAX PLAN. US Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, Republican of Kentucky, speaks about tax reform on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, November 30, 2017. Photo by Saul Loeb/AFP

Franken 'sorry' as U.S. Congress targets harassment

Nov 28, 2017 - 7:07 AM

(UPDATED) The US Congress returns to Washington after the Thanksgiving break determined to tackle sexual harassment within its ranks, following a string of allegations targeting sitting lawmakers

REGRET. Sen. Al Franken, (D-MN) speaks to the media after returning back to work in the Senate on Capitol Hill on November 27, 2017 in Washington, DC. Mark Wilson/Getty Images/AFP

Trump breaks silence on latest scandals, hits Democrat accused of groping

Nov 17, 2017 - 7:19 PM

US President Donald Trump tweets to hit out at Senator Al Franken, who was photographed in 2006 groping a broadcaster's breasts while she was asleep

ACCUSED. Sen. Al Franken (D-MN) looks over his papers during a Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee hearing on hurricane recovery efforts in Puerto Rico and US Virgin Islands, on Capitol Hill November 14, 2017 in Washington, DC. Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images/AFP

Senate panel debates U.S. president's nuclear authority

Nov 15, 2017 - 7:53 AM

The debate comes as tensions rise between an unpredictable Donald Trump and North Korean dictator Kim Jong-Un

PRESS HUDDLE. US President Donald Trump speaks to reporters aboard Air Force One while departing Manila on November 14, 2017. Jim Watson/AFP

Republican candidate Roy Moore denies sexual misconduct allegations

Nov 11, 2017 - 9:51 AM

The issue has reverberated through Washington weeks ahead of a special US Senate election in Alabama

EMBATTLED. In this file photo, Roy Moore, GOP Senate candidate and former chief justice on the Alabama Supreme Court, speaks during the annual Family Research Council's Values Voter Summit at the Omni Shorham Hotel on October 13, 2017 in Washington, DC. Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images/AFP

U.S. Senate ends class-action suits against finance firms

Oct 25, 2017 - 3:54 PM

The US Senate votes to kill a banking rule that allows class-action suits against banks or credit card companies

FINANCE CENTRAL. Pedestrians walk past the New York Stock Exchange on Wall Street on September 16, 2013 in New York City. John Moore/Getty Images/AFP

Anti-Trump headwinds roil U.S. Congress as Republicans blast president

Oct 25, 2017 - 6:36 AM

(UPDATED) One Republican senator announces he is quitting Congress and another attacks the president for debasing the country

NOT RUNNING AGAIN. Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ) and his wife Cheryl Flake leave the U.S. Capitol as they are trailed by reporters, October 24, 2017 in Washington, DC. Drew Angerer/Getty Images/AFP

In flip-flop, Trump cools to bipartisan health deal

Oct 19, 2017 - 7:57 AM

A bipartisan effort to stabilize Obamacare's individual health insurance markets runs into political headwinds when US President Donald Trump warned against the plan

In this file photo, Donald Trump speaks during a meeting at Trump Tower, December 14, 2016 in New York City. Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images/AFP

U.S. senators reach bipartisan deal on Obamacare

Oct 18, 2017 - 7:35 AM

US senators announce they have reached a bipartisan deal to continue a program that helps low-income Americans purchase health insurance

An Obamacare logo is shown on the door of the UniVista Insurance agency in Miami, Florida on January 10, 2017. Rhona Wise/AFP

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Sep 28, 2017 - 12:06 PM

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Google, Facebook, Twitter asked to testify in Russia probe

Sep 28, 2017 - 8:26 AM

The 3 internet and online social media giants are expected to appear on November 1 in an open hearing on the rising evidence that they were covertly manipulated in a campaign to help Donald Trump win the presidency

The Facebook sign and logo is seen in Menlo Park, California on November 4, 2016. Photo by Josh Edelson/AFP

Trump-backed Republican defeated in US Senate runoff

Sep 27, 2017 - 10:04 AM

(UPDATED) The result is an embarrassing setback for Trump that highlights the deep divisions within his party and raises questions about its future direction as the GOP heads toward mid-term elections in 2018

GOP WINNER. Republican candidate for the U.S. Senate in Alabama, Roy Moore, greets guests after arriving at an election-night rally on September 26, 2017 in Montgomery, Alabama. Scott Olson/Getty Images/AFP

U.S. Senate Republicans pull plug on latest Obamacare repeal bid

Sep 27, 2017 - 7:31 AM

The collapse, yet again, of an effort to fulfill one of Donald Trump's primary campaign pledges is sure to be an embarrassment to the White House, which has seen several Obamacare repeal and replace bills crash and burn this year

REPEAL FAIL. (L to R) Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC), Sen. John Barrasso (R-WY), Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), and Sen. Bill Cassidy (R-LA) hold a news conference following their weekly policy luncheon, September 26, 2017 in Washington, DC. Drew Angerer/Getty Images/AFP

Republican health plan likely dead as key U.S. senator defects

Sep 26, 2017 - 6:54 AM

(UPDATED) Senator Susan Collins joins Republican colleagues John McCain and Rand Paul as firm no votes on the legislation

STAYING (AGAIN). An Obamacare logo is shown on the door of the UniVista Insurance agency in Miami, Florida on January 10, 2017. Photo by Rhona Wise/ AFP

Two more U.S. senators signal opposition to Obamacare overhaul

Sep 25, 2017 - 7:39 AM

It could deal a potentially fatal blow to one President Donald Trump's top legislative goals

OPPOSING GRAHAM-CASSIDY. This file photo taken on March 28, 2017 shows US Republican Senator from Maine Susan Collins speaking to a reporter as she makes her way to the Senate subway at the US Capitol in Washington, DC. Nicholas Kamm/AFP

Defiant Republicans in last-gasp Obamacare repeal bid

Sep 20, 2017 - 7:17 AM

(UPDATED) After falling one vote short this summer, Republicans have revived efforts to shred Obamacare. Momentum swelled in the past week

The U.S. Capitol is shown on the morning of June 11, 2014 in Washington, DC. Mark Wilson/Getty Images/AFP

Senior U.S. senators try to protect transgender troops

Sep 16, 2017 - 3:23 PM

Senators John McCain, Jack Reed, Kirsten Gillibrand, Susan Collins files a bill attempting to block or limit President Donald Trump's decree to bar transgender personnel from serving in the military

PROPONENTS. Senators John McCain, Jack Reed, Kirsten Gillibrand, and Susan Collins file a bill seeking protection for transgender troops. Photo of McCain by Tasos Katopodis/AFP, photos of Reed, Gillibrand, Collins from their Twitter accounts

U.S. to cut 755 diplomatic staff in Russia, says Putin

Jul 31, 2017 - 7:13 AM

Putin warns of a prolonged gridlock in its ties after the US Congress backed new sanctions against the Kremlin

OUTPOST. This file photo taken on December 30, 2016 shows Russian policemen standing guard in front of the US Embassy in Moscow. Alexander Nemenov/AFP

U.S. Senate rejects partial Obamacare repeal, bitter blow to Trump

Jul 28, 2017 - 1:50 PM

The collapse marks a major setback for Republican leadership and for Trump who had campaigned relentlessly on a pledge to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act

3 U.S. senators balk at health bill, putting reforms in peril

Jul 28, 2017 - 10:52 AM

The sudden announcement by Senators Lindsey Graham Ron Johnson and John McCain throws into disarray their party s years long effort to overhaul Barack Obama s health care reforms

This file photo taken on June 28, 2017 shows protesters against the US Senate Republicans' healthcare bill holding a rally outside the US Capitol in Washington, DC. Saul Loeb/AFP

U.S. Senate passes Russia sanctions, sends bill to Trump

Jul 28, 2017 - 9:18 AM

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer says the bill would address the failure so far to punish Russian President Vladimir Putin for what he described as a stunning breach of a sovereign nation s elections

TWO FACES. A mural depicting a winking Vladimir Putin taking off his Donald Trump mask is painted on a storefront outside of the Levee bar in Brooklyn on February 25, 2017 in New York City. Spencer Platt/Getty Images/AFP

Double blow hits Republican bid to ditch Obamacare

Jul 27, 2017 - 7:38 AM

UPDATED The washout leaves Republicans struggling to find consensus on how to fulfill US President Donald Trump s pledge to scrap the 2010 Affordable Care Act

A protestor holds up a sign during a rally against the GOP health care plan, on Capitol Hill, July 26, 2017 in Washington, DC. Drew Angerer/Getty Images/AFP

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, July 26, 2017

Jul 26, 2017 - 11:00 AM

Hello Here s a roundup of news you need to know this Wednesday