The State Department has confirmed that two additional U.S. diplomats have experienced health problems as a result of sonic attacks in Cuba, bringing the total number of diplomats impacted to 24.
The House Intelligence Committee has started asking federal agencies about the Obama administration’s approval of a Russian acquisition of a large uranium mine—a deal that is now under new scrutiny amid revelations about a sweeping Russian bribery scheme from an FBI informant.
The National Urban League has thrown its weight behind a bill aimed at fighting online sex-trafficking, putting more pressure on Sen. Kamala Harris (D., Calif.) to take a public stand on the bill.
The NUL, a civil rights group that advocates on behalf of African-Americans, said sex trafficking disproportionately impacts minorities—and African-Americans in particular—and argues the bipartisan measure is long overdue, in a letter addressed to Senate leaders.
Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley is calling on the Justice Department to lift any gag order on a former FBI agent informant barring him from speaking to Congress about a Russian bribery scheme and its links to an Obama-era decision to approve a Moscow takeover of a U.S. uranium mine.
Four House members are pressing the top official of the U.S. Agency for International Development to bypass the United Nations and channel funds intended to help Christians and Yazidis in Iraq directly to Catholic charities and others helping them on the ground.
Attorney General Jeff Sessions declined to confirm or deny whether or not the Justice Department is investigating if Russian payments to the Clintons improperly influenced a decision by the Obama administration to approve a Russian takeover of a U.S. uranium mine.
California Gov. Jerry Brown blocked fellow state Democrats from forcing President Donald Trump and other presidential candidates to disclose their personal income tax returns, arguing that such a requirement goes too far and could lead to increased demands for other personal records.
Despite Sen. Kamala Harris’s (D., Calif.) crusade against outlets that allow advertisements for underage trafficking, the California Democrat has resisted publicly commenting or signing onto bipartisan legislation that would allow families of victims and states to sue Backpage.com and other websites.
California Republicans leading a recall effort against Democratic State Sen. Josh Newman for his vote to support the latest state gas-tax increase say they are confident the petition will succeed despite multiple Democratic efforts to derail it.
The State Department has repeatedly declined to provide a specific timeline of when officials first became aware of mysterious attacks on U.S. diplomats in Cuba—even after a new accusation from a victim that U.S. officials ignored his complaints.