How Mike Pence wields foreign policy power – Axios

Political commentators often paint Mike Pence as an impotent toady. But those caricatures miss an important reality: The vice president has much more power than many people realize. Why it matters: Most people know Pence… Read More

Allies decline request to stay in Syria after U.S. troops withdraw

As the deadline approaches for the withdrawal of U.S. forces fighting the Islamic State in Syria, America’s closest European allies have turned down a Trump administration request to fill the gap with their own troops,… Read More

Fox News’ Chris Wallace Repeatedly Nails Stephen Miller on National Emergency

Fox News host Chris Wallace relentlessly pushed #Trump senior adviser Stephen Miller on #Donald Trump‘s declaration of a national emergency on Sunday, and nailed him particularly hard by repeatedly asking for a single example of… Read More

Trump announces campaign rally next week in El Paso, Texas

President Donald Trump is holding his first campaign rally of the year next week in El Paso, Texas, a city he’s cited numerous times — including in his State of the Union address — in… Read More

Stacey Abrams slams shutdown as a ‘stunt engineered by the president’

WASHINGTON — Stacey Abrams called the recent government shutdown a “stunt engineered by the President of the United States” in the official Democratic response that followed President Donald Trump’s State of the Union address Tuesday… Read More

US immigration officials force-feeding detainees

Undocumented immigrants are being force-fed through plastic nasal tubes after going on hunger strike at a detention facility in Texas, the US authorities have confirmed. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) official said that 11 detainees… Read More

McConnell privately cautions Trump about emergency declaration on border wall

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell cautioned President Trump privately this week about the consequences of declaring a national emergency to build his border wall, telling him the move could trigger political blowback and divide the… Read More