House Speaker Johnson is insisting on sweeping border security changes in a deal for Ukraine aid
House Speaker Mike Johnson tells fellow Republicans that sweeping changes to U.S. border policy will be their “hill to die on” in negotiations over President Joe Biden’s nearly $106 billion package for the wars in Ukraine and Israel and other security needs.
GOP considers holding formal vote to authorize Biden impeachment as White House questions legitimacy
House Republicans are considering holding a vote next month to authorize their impeachment inquiry into Joe Biden as the party looks to formalize a process that has yet to yield any direct evidence of wrongdoing by the president.
Republicans want to pair border security with aid for Ukraine. Here's why that makes a deal so tough
Congress return to work this week after the holiday break, and Senate Republicans have made clear they won’t support additional war aid for Ukraine unless they can pair it with border security measures.
A third round of US sanctions against Hamas focuses on money transfers from Iran to Gaza
The United States says it has imposed a third round of sanctions on a group of Hamas officials, members of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad who work to transfer money from Iran to Gaza, and a Lebanese money exchange service that facilitates the transfers.
House Republicans look to pass two-step package to avoid partial government shutdown
House Speaker Mike Johnson has unveiled his proposal to avoid a partial government shutdown next weekend by extending government funding for some agencies and programs until Jan. 19 and continuing funding for others until Feb. 2.
Mitch McConnell, standing apart in a changing GOP, digs in on his decades-long push against Russia
Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell has been increasingly isolated on foreign policy among his GOP colleagues, a growing number of whom have distanced themselves as a matter of course from U.S. involvement abroad -- and particularly on Ukraine.
Senate Republicans outline border security measures they want as a condition for aiding Ukraine
Senate Republicans have released a sweeping set of U.S. border security proposals as a condition for sending more aid to Ukraine, laying out a draft plan to resume construction on parts of the U.S.-Mexico border wall, curtail humanitarian parole for people who cross into the United States and make it more difficult for migrants to qualify for asylum.
US and Qatar agree to prevent disbursal of recently unfrozen Iranian funds as Israel-Hamas war rages
The U.S. and Qatar have reached an agreement that the Qataris will not act on any request from Tehran for the time being to access $6 billion in Iranian funds that were unblocked as part of a prisoner swap last month.
Biden interview in special counsel documents investigation suggests sprawling probe near conclusion
President Joe Biden's interview with prosecutors over his handling of classified documents signals that a sprawling investigation that has included questioning of some of his closest aides is nearing a conclusion.
US raises the death toll to 9 Americans killed in the weekend Hamas attacks on Israel
The U.S. has already begun delivering critically needed munitions and military equipment to Israel, the White House said Monday, as the Pentagon reviews its inventories to see what else can be sent quickly to boost its ally in the three-day-old war with Hamas.
Selma Blair helps White House salute landmark disability legislation
Actress and disability rights advocate Selma Blair has helped President Joe Biden salute the legacy of the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Rehabilitation Act, displaying a touch of the comedic timing that made her a star in Hollywood hits like “Legally Blonde” and “Cruel Intentions.”.
Jimmy Carter turns 99 at home with Rosalynn and other family as tributes come from around the world
Jimmy Carter put off his usual Sunday practice of watching church services online to instead celebrate his 99th birthday with his wife, Rosalynn, and their children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren in Plains.
US will establish diplomatic ties with the Cook Islands and Niue as Biden hosts Pacific leaders
President Joe Biden is set to establish diplomatic relations Monday with two South Pacific nations, the Cook Islands and Niue, as his administration aims to show to Pacific Island leaders that's committed to increasing American presence in the region.
Gun violence is the ultimate 'superstorm,' President Biden says as he announces new federal effort
President Joe Biden says he is determined to stop gun violence in the U.S. as he formally launches the first-ever federal office to be dedicated to uncovering solutions and supporting communities ravaged by shootings.
President Biden tells Zelenskyy that U.S. will send Ukraine ATACMS long-range missiles
President Joe Biden has told his Ukrainian counterpart, Volodymyr Zelenskyy, that the United States will provide a small number of long-range missiles to aid the war with Russia, three U.S. officials and a congressional official familiar with the discussions told NBC News on Friday.
Biden to deliver democracy speech and pay tribute to John McCain in Arizona next week
President Joe Biden will travel to Arizona next week to deliver a democracy-focused address that will also pay tribute to the late John McCain, the 2008 Republican presidential candidate who represented the state in the U.S. Senate for more than three decades.