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.
Warren Hammers Trump’s Pentagon Nominee—Despite Her Own Industry Ties
The presidential contender is leading the charge against the Defense Department’s revolving door but has a history of pushing the interests of firms in her home state.
Nunn on Lugar: The Nation Needs Him More Than Ever
Richard Lugar’s legacy could come undone as the world enters a nuclear hair-trigger period, his former Senate partner warns.
Neither U.S. Senators nor Trump’s Team Is Lying About Khashoggi’s Killing
But the White House’s spin tactics are not doing it any favors.
Wave of Women and Younger Vets Head to Capitol Hill
People who served after the 9/11 attacks will make up more than half of the veterans on Capitol Hill come January.
In Fiery Hearing, Pompeo Trades Barbs With Lawmakers
The secretary of state faces criticism, even from those in his own party.
He Feared the CIA Would Delete a Document Detailing Its Torture Program. So He Took It.
On our podcast: A Senate investigator who exposed the agency’s torture secrets tells his story.
Torture, Morality at Heart of Senate Hearing on Trump’s Pick to Head CIA
Gina Haspel dodges questions but appears headed toward narrow confirmation.
Pompeo Braces for Brutal Confirmation Fight
With a tight vote looming, lawmakers hope to extract the outgoing CIA chief’s pledge to restore a damaged State Department.
The Teflon Don
Sex scandals have a long history of taking down politicians — but don't get your hopes up about the current U.S. president.
Top Democrat’s Return Sows Uncertainty for Iran Deal
Iran hawk Bob Menendez’s reinstatement as top Democrat on Senate Foreign Relations Committee could alter politics around the nuclear deal.
Senators Press Justice Department on Chinese State Media Outlets Registering as Foreign Agents
If Russian outlets have to file, lawmakers ask, why not Chinese ones?
Republicans Are AWOL on Russian Election Meddling
The GOP's absence from the Senate Foreign Relations Committee's report on Russian interference is sad and abnormal.
Buckle Up for Year 2 of Trump
Four major crises the president is steering America toward in the year ahead.
Whistleblower Guardian for Spies Escorted Out of Intelligence Agency Building
The clashes at the Office of the Intelligence Community Inspector General continue to escalate.
Democrats Are Hypocrites on Corruption
Robert Menendez is credibly accused of serious crimes, but his party has never seemed to have a problem with him.
Lawmakers Scold State Department for Reportedly Slashing Disability Support for Diplomats’ Children
Funds for therapy and education are reportedly cut.
Don’t Convict Jeff Sessions of Perjury Just Yet
Not all lies, even under oath, are prosecutable crimes.
Corker and Cotton’s False Promises Would Push Iran Toward Nuclearization
The Republican senators want to keep the JCPOA while adding new restrictions. It won’t work.