State Department Cancels Hill Briefings as Tensions Escalate Between Pompeo and Lawmakers
A congressional investigation into the firing of the department’s inspector general has caused friction between the secretary of state and members of Congress.
The U.S. Is a Haven for Money Laundering. That Might Be About to Change.
Tucked into the sprawling defense authorization bill are measures to create a corporate ownership registry, which would plug one of America’s glaring gaps.
Democrats See Senate Republicans Vulnerable Due to Trump’s Russia Problem
Trump’s continued reluctance to criticize Moscow over bounties has given Democratic contenders a fresh opening to attack lawmakers loyal to the White House.
Democrats Make Last-Ditch Effort to Kill a Trump Pentagon Nomination
Senators told Trump’s pick to lead the Defense Department’s policy shop that his views are “wholly incompatible with the U.S. military’s values.”
Pentagon Legislative Chief Calls It Quits
Robert Hood’s departure leaves the U.S. Defense Department at a high-water mark for vacancies under the Trump administration.
Congress Eyes Hearing for Controversial Trump Pentagon Pick
The move comes after the president personally lobbied the powerful Senate Armed Services Committee to confirm Anthony Tata as the Defense Department’s top policy official.
White House to Interview Defense Officials in Perceived Loyalty Test
Interviews with political appointees at the Pentagon raise fears of another purge.
Lawmakers Allege Egyptian Interference in Torture Suit
A House letter calls the arrests of an Egyptian American human rights advocate’s family a bid to “undermine” the U.S. judicial process.
White House Directed Hiring of Conspiracy Theorist Over Pentagon Objections
The White House wants fired National Security Council aide Rich Higgins hired for a senior Defense position.
House Democrats Jockey for Foreign Affairs Committee Gavel
It’s another battle between centrists and progressives that could have big implications for U.S. foreign policy, especially on Israel.
Republicans Demand Trump Answer on Alleged Russian Bounties
If the leaked U.S. intelligence reporting is verified, Republicans in Congress say President Trump needs to take swift action to hold Russia accountable.
Trump Mulls Ending Heads-Up to Congress on U.S. Weapons Sales
Administration officials say they are tired of regular efforts by Capitol Hill to review arms exports to Saudi Arabia and other nations.
Democrats Face Foreign-Policy Reckoning in New York Race
Powerful House committee leader Eliot Engel confronts a progressive challenge that has split the Democratic Party.
Top Trump Pentagon Nominee Walks Back Offensive Tweets
Anthony Tata says he retracts his 2018 tweets calling former President Barack Obama a “terrorist leader.”
Anguished by America’s Decline, More Foreign-Policy Wonks Run for Office
More national security experts are running for Congress in 2020 than in most past elections.
Fired State Watchdog Confirms Ongoing Investigation Into Pompeo and His Wife
In an interview with Congress, Linick says he was looking into private taxpayer-funded dinners at the department, among other probes.
U.S. Falters in Bid to Replace Chinese Rare Earths
Despite new legislation, Washington won’t be delivering critical minerals needed for defense, high tech, and energy.
Pompeo’s State Department Faces Yet a New Oversight Battle With Capitol Hill
Democrats say the State Department is withholding information on diversity from Congress based on the claim it is “non-publicly available” information.
Congress Asks for New Social Distancing Rules on U.S. Warships
A top Democrat wants the CDC to draw up fresh rules to stop the spread of the coronavirus after an outbreak sidelined an aircraft carrier in Guam.