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White House memo says strike on Iranian commander responded to past attacks

14 Feb 2020

WASHINGTON President Donald Trump ordered a drone strike that killed a top Iranian military commander last month in response to past attacks, the White House said in a memo released on Friday, despite previous administration assertions that it was due to an imminent threat.

Trump administration taking $3.8 billion more from military for Mexico border wall

14 Feb 2020

WASHINGTON The U.S. Defence Department sent Congress a request to shift nearly $4 billion from the military budget to pay for a wall on the border with Mexico, a central promise of President Donald Trump's campaign for the White House four years ago and bid this year for a second term. | Video

U.S. Senate rebukes Trump, votes to limit Iran warmaking ability

13 Feb 2020

WASHINGTON The U.S. Senate passed legislation on Thursday to limit President Donald Trump's ability to wage war against Iran, rebuking him weeks after a strike against an Iranian military commander and Tehran's retaliation raised fears of broader regional conflict. | Video

Trump administration taking $3.8 billion more from military for Mexico border wall

13 Feb 2020

WASHINGTON, Feb 13 The U.S. Defense Department sent Congress a request to shift nearly $4 billion from the military budget to pay for a wall on the border with Mexico, a central promise of President Donald Trump's campaign for the White House four years ago and bid this year for a second term.

U.S. Senate advances resolution limiting Trump's ability to wage war

13 Feb 2020

WASHINGTON The U.S. Senate advanced legislation on Wednesday intended to limit President Donald Trump's ability to wage war against Iran, paving the way for a final vote as eight Republicans joined Democrats in supporting the war powers resolution. | Video

In wake of impeachment, U.S. senators to visit Ukraine

13 Feb 2020

WASHINGTON Three U.S. senators will meet with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy in Kiev on Friday, seeking to reinforce the importance of his country as a strategic U.S. ally after he found himself at the center of President Donald Trump's acrimonious impeachment trial.

In wake of impeachment, Trump allies boycott House Intelligence tech hearing

12 Feb 2020

WASHINGTON Republican members of the U.S. House of Representatives Intelligence Committee refused to attend a subcommittee hearing on technology and national security on Wednesday, boycotting the panel's first public hearing since the acrimonious impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump.

U.S. Senate acquits Trump in historic vote as re-election campaign looms

06 Feb 2020

By David Morgan, Susan Cornwell, Richard Cowan and Patricia Zengerle | Video

Trump the showman honors provocative talk-show host Limbaugh

05 Feb 2020

WASHINGTON Donald Trump on Tuesday used his State of the Union speech to award the highest U.S. civilian honor to polarizing radio show host Rush Limbaugh in one of several attention-grabbing moments staged by the former reality TV star-turned-president. | Video

With made-for-TV flourish, Trump makes case for bringing troops home

05 Feb 2020

WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump displayed reality TV flair on Tuesday to underscore his pledge to wind down the war in Afghanistan, engineering the return of an Army sergeant who surprised his wife and two young children in the House of Representatives as a national broadcast audience looked on. | Video

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