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22 February 2018 8:37 PM Pence urges conservatives to 'defend' Trump accomplishments

Maryland — Donald Trump's candidacy jumbled the conservative movement. But more than a year into his presidency, the onetime Democrat holds what seems to be a near-total grip. The largest annual gathering of conservatives has all the looks of a Trump festival, with Republican critics shut out from the event outside the nation's capital. Vice President 24

08 February 2018 10:05 AM Pelosi speaks for record 8 hours in favour of 'Dreamers'

Washington - US House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi staged a record-breaking, eight-hour speech in hopes of pressuring Republicans to allow a vote on protecting "Dreamer" immigrants - and to demonstrate to increasingly angry progressives and Democratic activists that she has done all she could. Wearing 10cm heels and forgoing any breaks, Pelosi, 77, spent 41

27 November 2017 8:15 AM 'Ashamed' US Senator Franken back at work amid groping claims

Minneapolis – Minnesota Senator Al Franken says he's "embarrassed and ashamed" amid sexual misconduct allegations, but says he plans to continue his work in Congress. The Democrat says he'll return to work on Monday after spending the holiday with his supportive wife and family. Franken missed votes after the first accusations were made public 51

12 November 2017 9:02 AM Lawmakers question whether CIA nominee misled Congress

Washington - Two former CIA employees are accusing the Trump administration's choice for CIA watchdog of being less than candid when he told Congress he didn't know about any active whistleblower complaints against him. Members of the Senate Intelligence Committee asked the CIA's acting inspector general Christopher Sharpley about complaints he and other 39

31 October 2017 11:38 PM We must do better: social media giants tell Congress

A day after bombshell indictments in a US probe of Moscow's election interference and possible coordination between President Donald Trump's campaign and Russia, Facebook,Google and Twitter sought to assure concerned lawmakers that they were taking necessary steps to rid their platforms of disinformation, propaganda and provocation. In their testimony 39

31 October 2017 7:20 AM Ex-Trump aides charged as Russia probe accelerates

The unsealed indictments were an explosive opening salvo from independent counsel Robert Mueller, who is leading the Russia probe, after months of speculation, spin and obfuscation about possible Trump campaign collusion with Moscow. While falling short of providing a smoking gun for top-level conspiracy, the charges point to a potential pattern of top Trump 37

30 October 2017 1:56 PM Ex-Trump campaign manager Manafort surrenders to FBI

The charges against Manafort would be the first arising from the investigation into alleged Russian meddling to sway the election in favour of Trump. Manafort arrived at the Federal Bureau of Investigation Washington field office, television video showed. He was to surrender to federal authorities, the New York Times and CNN reported, citing sources 34

20 October 2017 3:12 AM Senate votes to raise revenue by drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

The Senate rejected an amendment Thursday that sought to block a key panel from raising revenue through drilling in Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, a move that could make it easier for future oil and gas drilling to take place there. Sen. Maria Cantwell (Wash.), the top Democrat on the Energy and Natural Resources Committee, offered an budget 25

20 October 2017 2:20 AM U.S. Sen. Cantwell’s amendment to protect ANWR from oil exploration fails

The Senate on Thursday, in a 52-48 vote, rejected an amendment co-sponsored by Washington state U.S. Sen. Maria Cantwell intended to keep the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge closed to oil development. The refuge is both a prime oil prospect and a northern Alaska stronghold of caribou and hundreds of other wildlife species that conservationists for decades 26

20 October 2017 1:20 AM Asian shares edge higher, Fed chief speculation tempers appetite

TOKYO (Reuters) - Asian shares inched slightly higher on Friday, but grappled for firmer leads as speculation about who the next U.S. central bank chief will be kept global investors wary. Shares in New Zealand .NZ50 slipped 0.1 percent, snapping 13 gaining sessions, after the nationalist New Zealand First Party agreed to form a new government with center-left 33