In the annual State of the Union speech, US President Donald Trump touted the economy and promised to lower health costs for Americans while slamming Democratic plans he argued would bankrupt the country and cut benefits in a largely political address to Congress.
Some Democratic senators, liberal activists and commentators had wanted Chief Justice John Roberts to play an active rather than a largely ceremonial role in the historic proceedings, perhaps even summoning witnesses despite opposition from Trump's fellow Republicans who control the Senate.
Joshua Yaffa lives in Russia and is the Moscow correspondent for The New Yorker magazine. In his new book, “Between Two Fires,” he writes about how complicated life is in President Vladimir Putin's Russia, and how — to some degree — he found the same in Ukraine.
The United States is in its 11th year of a record-setting economic expansion, a fact that President Donald Trump is expected to highlight in his State of the Union speech to Congress on Tuesday. Stream the State of the Union live here.
For nearly a half century, every four years, the world’s eyes have focused on Iowa for the first decision in the election for the president of the United States. In that same period, Iowa has seen an unprecedented wave of nonwhite immigration, bringing diversity to a state settled mostly by Europeans.
The Trump administration resurrected the “the public charge” clause as a way to limit legal immigration without changing the immigration laws. As someone who has studied European Jews’ attempts to escape Nazi persecution and immigrate to the US, the administration’s evocation of the public charge clause is chilling.
US President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial faces a climactic vote on Friday, when senators are due to decide whether to call witnesses and prolong the historic proceeding or instead bring them to the swift conclusion. Watch the Senate proceedings live here starting at 1 p.m.
The US Senate is expected to wrap up the initial phase of President Donald Trump's impeachment trial before turning on Friday to the question of whether to call witnesses such as former national security adviser John Bolton. Watch the Senate proceedings stream live here starting at 1 p.m. ET.
The Supreme Court’s 5-4 decision has sown widespread confusion among would-be green card applicants. Immigration advocates are concerned that it will prevent immigrant families — and their US citizen children — from accessing government programs for which they are eligible.
The US Senate on Wednesday will begin up to two days of questioning the prosecution and defense in President Donald Trump's impeachment trial ahead of a crucial vote later in the week on whether to call witnesses. Stream the Senate proceeds live here starting at 1 p.m.