Sen. Marco Rubio (R., Fla.) wants more answers from Joseph Macmanus, a career foreign service officer nominated for the post of U.S. ambassador to Colombia, about his role in helping former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton respond to the 2012 Benghazi attack.
Attorney General Jeff Sessions declared war on California’s sanctuary state law and pledged to use “every power” he has to stop the state’s politicians from pursuing what he referred to as its “lawless,” “radical,” and “irrational” “open-border” agenda.
The Trump administration escalated its war with California’s sanctuary immigration policy late Tuesday by suing the state over its laws preventing local law enforcement from working with federal authorities to detain and possibly later deport illegal immigrants who have committed crimes in the state.
As the Senate begins its consideration of President Donald Trump’s controversial pick for Colombia ambassador this week, Bogota is facing more pressure from Washington to open its market to U.S. manufacturers and protect U.S. intellectual property rights.
Pressure from national Democratic groups and state activists to support their candidate of choice and force other Democratic contenders to drop out is producing a backlash in the contest to control the Southern California congressional seat being vacated by Republican Rep. Darrell Issa.
President Donald Trump’s more-than-one-year delay in naming new leadership at the Broadcasting Board of Governors and its flagship broadcasting service, the Voice of America, is fueling fierce internal battles over the direction of its coverage and criticism from conservatives that the $684 million BBG budget is being used to undermine Trump’s policies at home and abroad.
President Trump is standing by his controversial choice for Colombia ambassador, who will face a grilling by Senate Republicans during a confirmation hearing set for March 7.
U.S. District Judge Gonzalo Curiel, who President Trump previously said would hold a bias against him because of his Mexican heritage, has cleared a legal hurdle for Trump’s long-promised border wall.
Nevada Democratic congressional candidate Susie Lee, who is downplaying her personal wealth from casinos in campaign materials, took four trips that appear to be vacations in her husband’s plane over the last two and a half months.
Former Sen. Barbara Boxer, a liberal icon in California who is trying to help Democrats win back several Congressional seats, will host a fundraiser this week in a critical California swing district amid new fears that Democrats could be shut out of the general election thanks to the state’s top-two primary system.