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trumpandhouseofrepresentatives-nov15.jpg An estimated 13.8 million people tuned in to watch U.S. diplomats Bill Taylor and George Kent testify at the first public hearing of the impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump on Wednesday, according to Nielsen ratings data. Ten prime networks aired live or tape delayed coverage of the six-hour proceedings that started around 10 a.m. ET in the House Of Representatives. Fox News Chan

donaldtrump1-111219.jpg President Donald Trump delivered a highly anticipated speech at the Economic Club of New York on Tuesday but provided few details on the state of trade talks between the U.S. and China. Trump spent the bulk of his remarks touting the strength of the U.S. economy, crediting his policies cutting taxes and regulation for the strong growth seen in recent years.

trump-zelensky-111219.jpg On the eve of the beginning of public hearings in the impeachment inquiry against him, President Donald Trump announced that he will release the transcript of his first phone call with his Ukrainian counterpart before the week's end. This is the second time he is delaying the release of the transcript after offering last weekend to do so on Tuesday. "I will be releasing the transcript of the fir

iraqelections-nov11.jpg Trump said new book on him shows "very bad and corrupt people on the other side." As deadly anti-government protests continue to worsen in Iraq, the United States called on the Iraqi Government to hold parliamentary elections and implement political reforms A statement issued by the White House also appealed to the Iraqi authorities to halt violence against protesters that has claimed the lives

syriaoilrevenue-nov08.jpg A top U.S. Defense official has said that it is the rebels who are fighting the Bashar-Al-Assad regime in Syria and the Islamic State, and not the United States, who are benefiting by the revenue from oil fields in the country. "The revenue from [oil fields] is not going to the U.S. [It] is going to the Syrian Democratic Forces," said Jonathan Rath Hoffman, assistant to the secretary of defense f

trump-judges-110719.jpg President Donald Trump on Wednesday reached a milestone of appointing a record number - 158 - of federal judges within three years of his term. In all, President Trump's two Supreme Court nominees, 44 Circuit Court nominees, and 112 nominees to District Courts have been confirmed by the Congress so far. No president in recent history has nominated more circuit judges by this point. Addressing the

2020election1-nov06.jpg Heads of seven key U.S. federal agencies and departments warned in a joint statement that "foreign malicious actors" including Iran, China and Russia would try to interfere in the country's 2020 presidential elections. The statement was issued by Attorney General William Barr, Secretary of Defense Mark Esper, Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Kevin McAleenan, Acting Director of National Intel

hostagecrisisus-nov05.jpg On the 40th anniversary of the Iran hostage crisis, the Trump administration renewed its policy on imposing sanctions on the Islamic country. Recalling the 40-years-old notorious incident of Iranian college students taking Americans hostage in an attack at the U.S. Embassy in Tehran, the White House made it clear that until Iran changes its hostile behavior, Washington will continue to impose cri

climatechange-nov05.jpg The United States has begun the process to withdraw from the Paris Agreement on climate change, 28 months after President Donald Trump announced his decision saying the global pact was unfair to the world's largest economy. Trump decided to pull the United States out of the Paris climate pact, signed by his predecessor Barack Obama, in June 2017. Trump said he was prepared to negotiate a new ag

newsom-trump2-110419.jpg President Donald Trump criticized California Governor Gavin Newsom for the handling of efforts to contain the destructive wild fires, and threatened to cut off future federal aid funding to the state. In a series of Twitter posts on Sunday, Trump slammed the Democrat Governor for his "terrible job" regarding California's forest management practices. "Every year, as the fire's rage & California

trumpmaralago-nov01.jpg President Donald Trump announced his decision to make Palm Beach, Florida, his permanent residence, moving from his lifelong home of New York. He revealed this on Twitter last night. "1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, the White House, is the place I have come to love and will stay for, hopefully, another 5 years as we MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN, but my family and I will be making Palm Beach, Florida, our P

nancypelosi-103119.jpg House Democrats voted Thursday to approve a resolution that establishes the procedure for the next phase of an impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump. The Democratic-controlled House voted 232 to 196 in favor of the resolution, with the vote coming down largely along party lines.

abubakralbaghdadi-oct31.jpg The U.S. Defense Department on Wednesday released video and photos of the raid that killed Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. The grainy video shows airstrikes targeting militants on the ground, who opened fire on U.S. helicopters that were approaching for the attack on Baghdadi's compound in Syria's Idlib province, about 4 miles from the Turkish border. In a Pentagon news conference, Ma

sebastianpinera-103019.jpg Citing violent protests across the country, Chilean President Sebastián Piñera has announced his country will no longer host next month's Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation summit. President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping were due to meet at the summit to discuss and possibly sign phase one of a U.S.-China trade deal.

f35-aircraft-103019.jpg The U.S. Defense Department has finalized an agreement with Lockheed Martin to buy 478 new F-35 Lightning II airplanes for $34 billion. The agreement between the F-35 Joint Program Office and the aircraft manufacturer includes 291 aircraft for the U.S. Defense services, 127 for F-35 International Partners, and 60 for F-35 Foreign Military Sales customers. Ellen M. Lord, Under Secretary of Defens

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