Now the Public Gets to Decide on Impeachment
Key witnesses will begin testifying before Congress in public for the first time this week. And for both sides, credibility is on the line.
Plugging the Donor-to-Ambassador Pipeline
Trump gives more ambassadorships to donors and fat cats than most presidents. A House bill seeks to stop that practice for all presidents going forward.
Lawmakers Demand Answers on Alleged War Crimes by Turkish-Backed Forces in Syria
Senators are also questioning the State Department on whether U.S.-origin defense equipment sold to Turkey was used in such incidents.
Divided Lawmakers Still Unite Around Ukraine
Despite the impeachment inquiry, U.S. lawmakers on both sides insist their support for Ukraine against Russian aggression remains strong.
Senate Democrats Urge More Probes Into Unfolding Impeachment Saga
Democrats on the Foreign Relations Committee urge Republican leadership to investigate the Ukraine affair that triggered the House impeachment inquiry.
Welcome to Trump’s Impeachment Foreign Policy
His administration’s decisions will be erratic, ill-considered, and ineffective. In other words, business as usual.
Pompeo Skirts Protocol to Appoint New Protocol Chief
Democrats say that the U.S. secretary of state is bypassing the Senate’s traditional oversight measures with the appointment.
State Department Defends U.N. Peacekeeping
The White House and Foggy Bottom are at odds over the value of blue helmets.
Trump Doesn’t Care About Israel. He Cares About Reelection.
Benjamin Netanyahu’s capitulation to the White House over Reps. Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib’s visit has harmed his country’s image and profoundly endangered bipartisan support in the U.S. Congress.
Lawmakers Redouble Push to Stop Trump From Going to War With Iran
The U.S. president’s maximum pressure campaign on Iran is creating strange bedfellows in Congress.
Senators Break Ranks Over Saudi Arabia
The Foreign Relations Committee, in a rare breach of decorum, engages in a bitter dispute over how to pressure Riyadh.
Finally, the U.S. Is Getting Some Diplomats in the Field
Thanks to rule changes and a new push from the Senate and Pompeo’s team, a flurry of nominees is being approved at last.
Dems Grill Trump’s U.N. Nominee Over Ottawa Absences
Kelly Knight Craft spent about half her tenure as ambassador outside Canada, data shows. She says much of it was work travel.
Infuriating Congress, Trump Administration Keeps Pushing for Saudi Arms Sales
Lawmakers accused the State Department of concocting a “phony emergency.”
More Democrats Accuse Trump of Inflating Iran Intelligence
A new congressional letter raises fears of stumbling into war.
U.S. Senate Threatens Sanctions Over Russian Pipeline
Washington and Berlin face off again over Nord Stream 2 as European ships are targeted.
The Pentagon Is Finally Getting a New Defense Secretary
The long-awaited appointment of Patrick Shanahan allows Pentagon leaders to finally move forward on filling key positions.
U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Recalled in ‘Political Hit Job,’ Lawmakers Say
Marie Yovanovitch stepping down as ambassador follows attacks from both right-wing media figures in the United States and a senior Ukrainian official.
Congress Should Take Back Its Authority Over Tariffs
Legislators must reinsert themselves into the trade policymaking process.
Congress Wants State Department to Reckon With the ‘Lavender Scare’
Gay employees were hounded from office in a dark episode of State Department history from the 1950s and ’60s, and many committed suicide.