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Mueller denies probe cleared Trump, hands baton to Congress

Washington - Robert Mueller said Wednesday his two-year Russia investigation had not exonerated Donald Trump, but that he had lacked the power to charge a sitting president -- passing the baton to Congress where a growing chorus is clamoring for impeachment.

NASA official quits weeks after being chosen to lead moon mission

Washington - A top NASA official appointed the head of strategy for the space agency’s planned mission to the moon in 2024 quit his role on Wednesday, just weeks after starting the job.

Democrats subpoena former Trump aide Hope Hicks

Washington - The Democrat-controlled House Judiciary Committee issued subpoenas Tuesday for former White House aides Hope Hicks and Annie Donaldson to testify in the panel's obstruction investigation of President Donald Trump.

Democrat impeachment talk gains as Trump blocks lawyer testimony

Washington - Democratic Party talk of impeachment intensified Tuesday after Donald Trump's former lawyer Don McGahn refused to testify about obstruction allegations against the US president.

Democrats threaten charges over Trump lawyer no-show

Washington - Furious Democrats threatened to go to court or invoke contempt charges against Donald Trump's former lawyer Don McGahn on Tuesday after McGahn refused to testify about obstruction allegations against the president.

Top US lawmakers to be briefed on escalating Iran tensions

Washington - US congressional leaders will receive a classified briefing from intelligence officials Thursday on apparent military threats from Iran amid rapidly escalating tensions between Washington and the Islamic republic.

Trump's New York bete noire hounds him once more in Washington

Washington - Congressman Jerry Nadler's aggressive actions against a member of Donald Trump's inner circle have ramped up the Democrat's feud with the US president, marking the latest tussle in a decades-long grudge match between the two New Yorkers.

Trump Jr subpoenaed as Congress battles W.House over Russia report

Washington - The Russia probe plunged Washington into turmoil Wednesday as Donald Trump's son reportedly was ordered to testify before a Senate panel and the White House refused to release material on investigations into the president.

Trump son Donald Jr subpoenaed by Senate panel: reports

Washington - President Donald Trump's son Donald Jr was subpoenaed Wednesday to testify before the Senate Intelligence Committee as part of its probe into Russian election meddling, US media reported.

House Speaker Pelosi says US attorney general lied to Congress

Washington - House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Thursday accused the top US law-enforcement officer of committing a crime by lying to Congress, escalating the showdown between Donald Trump's administration and the Democrats investigating him.

Trump's USMCA deal taking a hit from Congress and Mexico

Washington - Things aren't going the greatest for President Donald Trump. He has Senate Finance Chairman Chuck Grassley warning that the USMCA is "dead" unless metal tariffs are removed, while Mexico is threatening retaliatory tariffs over border slowdowns.

Congress ends US support for Yemen war, Trump likely to veto

Washington - US lawmakers voted Thursday to end military support for the bloody Saudi-led war in Yemen, dealing a harsh bipartisan rebuke to Donald Trump and taking the historic step of curtailing a president's war-making powers.

Trump's Russia report victory turns sour

Washington - Donald Trump wanted a victory lap after the apparent flop of the Russia collusion probe, but on Thursday, 11 days later, the president instead found himself being chased in circles.

Gandhi promises Indians cash, jobs and cleaner air

New Delhi - India's main opposition Congress party vowed Tuesday to end abject poverty by 2030, hand cash to 50 million families and tackle the "emergency" of air pollution as it unveiled its election manifesto.

Defying Trump, Senate votes to end US support for Yemen war

Washington - The US Senate on Wednesday dealt a stinging bipartisan rebuke to Donald Trump's foreign policy and his alliance with Riyadh, voting to end support for the bloody Saudi-led war effort in Yemen.

Defying Trump, Senate votes to end US support for Yemen war

Washington - The US Senate on Wednesday dealt a stinging bipartisan rebuke to Donald Trump's foreign policy and his alliance with Riyadh, voting to end support for the bloody Saudi-led war effort in Yemen.

NATO chief invited to address US Congress amid tensions

Washington - US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Monday extended a rare invitation to the head of NATO to address a joint meeting of Congress in early April to mark the alliance's 70th anniversary.

China's rubber-stamp parliament at a glance

Bejing - Nearly 3,000 delegates from across China gathered in Beijing on Tuesday for the start of the annual session of the rubber-stamp legislature, the National People's Congress.

US House votes for background checks in almost all gun sales

Washington - The US House of Representatives on Wednesday passed its first major gun safety measure in a quarter century, a landmark bill that would expand background checks to virtually all firearm sales.

US House strikes down Trump's border emergency, now goes to Senate

Washington - The US House of Representatives dealt a blow to President Donald Trump on Tuesday, approving a resolution blocking him from obtaining funding for a Mexican border wall through his declaration of a national emergency.

US House to vote on blocking Trump emergency

Washington - US House lawmakers on Tuesday are expected to pass a Democratic measure annulling President Donald Trump's declared emergency on the southern border, an effort that appeared to earn growing support among Senate Republicans.

US Muslim lawmaker sorry for tweet that sparked anti-Semitism row

Washington - Ilhan Omar, one of the first two Muslim women in the US Congress, "unequivocally" apologized Monday after suggesting US support for Israel is fueled by money from a pro-Israel lobby group.

US Muslim lawmaker's tweet sparks anti-Semitism charges

Washington - Ilhan Omar, one of the first two Muslim women in the US Congress, drew stern rebukes from Republicans and fellow Democrats Monday after suggesting US support for Israel is fueled by money from the pro-Israel lobby AIPAC.

New pressure over Khashoggi death, Trump silent at deadline

Washington - President Donald Trump appeared prepared to ignore the US Congress's Friday deadline to determine who ordered the assassination of Jamal Khashoggi amid new revelations that Saudi Arabia's crown prince spoke of threatening the journalist with a "bullet....

US pressed on Khashoggi amid report Saudi prince threatened 'bullet'

Washington - US lawmakers threatened Thursday to take tougher action against Saudi Arabia over the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi amid a new revelation that the kingdom's powerful crown prince spoke of going after him with a "bullet.

US pressed on Khashoggi killing ahead of deadline

Washington - Rights groups pressed US President Donald Trump to take action over Saudi Arabia's killing of dissident writer Jamal Khashoggi on the eve of a Friday deadline by Congress to punish perpetrators.

Trump lashes out as Democrats open probes into his taxes, Russia ties

Washington - President Donald Trump blasted Democrats on Thursday as they prepared to launch a barrage of investigations into his Russia ties, real estate business and long-hidden taxes.

Senate rebukes Trump over Syria, Afghanistan pullouts

Washington - The US Senate approved by a large majority Monday an amendment critical of President Donald Trump's decision to withdraw troops from Syria and Afghanistan, in a sign of the deep discontent caused by the policies within his own Republican ranks.

Brazil's Bolsonaro faces political test as new Congress sits

Bras - Plans by Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro to shake up Latin America's biggest economy with pro-business reforms and anti-crime measures are about to run into their first real test, with his country's new Congress beginning work Friday.

Dueling plans to end US shutdown fail in Senate, talks resume

Washington - The US Senate on Thursday blocked dueling plans to reopen shuttered federal agencies, a fresh setback in efforts to end a month-long government shutdown, but President Donald Trump signaled he could back a "reasonable" proposal that includes border sec...
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Obama addresses Congress - State of the Union Address 2013
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