Congress

U.S. President Donald Trump signs an executive order to start the Mexico border wall project at the Department of Homeland Security facility in Washington, D.C., on January 25, 2017. (Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images)

With Emergency Declaration, Trump Sticks by His Populist Persona

Trump will continue targeting immigrants, while the Democrats will target the rich. Success in 2020 will depend on the messaging.

Members of the U.S. Army 1st Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, transport heavy combat equipment including Bradley Fighting Vehicles at the railway station near the Rukla military base in Lithuania on Oct. 4, 2014. (Petras Malukas/AFP/Getty Images)

Pentagon Seeks Massive Increase for ‘Slush Fund’ War Account

Contingency coffers could reach levels not seen since the Iraq surge.

Francisco Palmieri, the then-acting assistant secretary for the Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs, at a congressional  hearing in Washington on Jan. 9, 2018. (Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/AFP/Getty Images)

Rubio Blocks Trump’s Honduras Envoy

The Florida senator is increasingly influential on U.S. policy in Latin America.

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un walks with U.S. President Donald Trump during a break in their historic summit in Singapore on June 12, 2018. (Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images)

Don’t Let Democrats Become the Party of War

In their zeal to oppose any policy associated with Trump, the Democratic Party’s leaders in Congress are starting to sound like warmongers.

The U.S. State Department in Washington, D.C. (Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images)

New Bill Seeks to Energize American Cyberdiplomacy

Lawmakers argue the State Department needs to balance human rights and national security in cyberspace.

Network cables are seen going into a server in an office building following a cyberattack that affected dozens of countries in Washington, D.C., on May 13, 2017. 
(Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/AFP/Getty Images)

Can State’s New Cyber Bureau Hack It?

The U.S. State Department is working to stand up a new cybersecurity bureau, but it's hobbled by debates with lawmakers on its purpose and mandate.

U.S. President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping attend an event for business leaders in Beijing on Nov. 9, 2017. (Nicolas Asfouri/AFP/Getty Images)

Our Best Weekend Reads

From China’s #MeToo movement to advice for a new incoming class of the U.S. Congress.

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo (center) visits Egypt on Jan. 10. (Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/AFP/Getty Images)

The Shutdown Has Foggy Bottom in a Funk

While diplomats file for unemployment benefits and seek school lunches for their children, Mike Pompeo is making unpaid workers organize a big ambassadors’ conference in D.C.

A pro-Palestinian protester holds a placard reading "BDS" (boycott, divestment, sanctions) at an event celebrating Tel Aviv in central Paris on Aug. 13, 2015. (Kenzo Tribouillard/AFP/Getty Images)

Lawsuits Seek to Stop Censure of Israel Boycott Movement

The ACLU is fighting efforts by state legislatures to force contractors to pledge they won’t back BDS.

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez talks to fellow members of Congress during the first session of the 116th Congress at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 03, 2019 in Washington, DC. (Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Welcome to Congress. Here’s How to Run the World.

A crash course in international affairs for Washington’s newest arrivals.

Voters elected a record number of women to the U.S. Congress in November, including, from left, Kim Schrier, D-Wash., Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., Debbie Mucarsel-Powell, D-Fla., Abby Finkenauer, D-Iowa, Sharice Davids, D-Kan., and Haley Stevens, D-Mich., seen during an incoming freshman class photo in Washington on Nov. 14. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)

2018 Was a Long Women’s March Through Congress

It was a year of quiet, but major, progress for women’s issues in the U.S. government—and 2019 promises even more.

Pro-government fighters give food to Yemeni children on Jan. 26, 2017. 
(Saleh al-Obeidi/AFP/Getty Images)

U.N. Body Declares Famine Conditions in Parts of Yemen

World Food Program report expected to further erode support in Washington for Saudi bombings in Yemen.

U.S. Sen. Bob Corker (R) speaks to press after a closed-door briefing by CIA Director Gina Haspel on the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi in Washington on Dec. 4. (Alex Wong/Getty Images)

White House Digs Itself in Deeper on Khashoggi

CIA briefing only hardens senators’ view that Mohammed bin Salman was behind the journalist’s killing.

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo meets with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, on Oct. 16. (Leah Millis/AFP/Getty Images)

Senate Summons Pompeo and Mattis Over Saudi Arabia

Lawmakers are pushing to overrule the Trump administration and end U.S. involvement in the devastating Yemeni civil war.

Then-U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor Tom Malinowski speaks at the State Department in Washington on April 13, 2016. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

A Human Rights Champion Comes to the House

Congressman-elect Tom Malinowski says he hopes his diplomatic credentials can help Democrats push back on Trump.

From left, House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer, Rep. Eliot Engel, and Rep. Adam Schiff on Capitol Hill in Washington on Feb. 15, 2017. (Zach Gibson/AFP/Getty Images)

House Dems to Turn the Screws on Trump’s State Department

The new Congress will flex its oversight muscles on everything from mismanagement at the State Department to questions about Trump’s finances.

Democrats cheer results of midterm election in Austin, Texas, Nov 6 (SUZANNE CORDEIRO/AFP/Getty Images)

Victorious House Democrats Pledge to Probe Trump’s Foreign Policy

U.S. allies can expect extended hearings on Iran, Yemen, and many other key issues.

From left: Mikie Sherrill (D), candidate in New Jersey’s 11th Congressional District; Amy McGrath (D), candidate in Kentucky’s 6th District; Gina Ortiz Jones (D), candidate in Texas’s 23rd District; Elaine Luria (D), candidate in Virginia’s 2nd District; and Martha McSally (R), running for Senate from Arizona. (Mary Altaffer/AP/Alex Wong/Getty Images/Thomas McKinless/CQ Roll Call/Getty Images/Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call/U.S. Air Force/Foreign Policy illustration)

The Surge Comes to Washington

A new generation of military veterans is poised to sweep Congress.

U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un meet in Singapore on June 12. (Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images)

Will Republicans Lose Their Majority in Congress? Ask Pyongyang

North Koreans are watching the U.S. midterm elections closely, wondering how the results might affect negotiations with Trump.

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