US Senate votes to temporarily extend debt ceiling to avoid default as Democrats Republicans agree to a stop-gap fix
The breakthrough — which temporarily defers the crisis by adding another $480 billion to the allowable debt total — came with an estimated 11 days to go until the country would no longer have been able to borrow money or pay off loans for the first time in its history
Trump's first debate against Democrat Joe Biden, during which the president refused to condemn white nationalism, and his controversial move to nominate a new US Supreme Court justice are heaping pressure on down-ballot Republicans in competitive races
Trump’s inflammatory behaviour shows how out of step he is with shifting national sentiment on racial justice, as big corporations, sports leagues and cultural institutions express greater solidarity with Black Americans protesting systemic racism
Five key takeaways from Donald Trump's impeachment trial; president likely to be acquitted after Wednesday's vote
House impeachment managers and President Donald Trump’s defence team delivered their closing arguments Monday with an eye toward history, but with little hope of changing any senator’s mind
Donald Trump walks away from Syria and Republican allies: US president plunges into deeper isolation amid impeachment proceedings
The White House issued a statement on Sunday that it was effectively abandoning the Kurds who did most of the fighting alongside US forces to against Islamic State extremists.
Donald Trump meets security advisers to discuss Afghanistan; White House says negotiations with Taliban on
Donald Trump was briefed by top national security advisers on the status of negotiations with the Taliban on a US troop pullout from Afghanistan.
Donald Trump vetoes resolutions blocking arms sales to Saudi Arabia and UAE, says it would damage America’s relationship with allies
Donald Trump vetoed three congressional resolutions barring billions of dollars in weapons sales to countries including Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.
Iran foreign minister Javad Zarif says Donald Trump's 'genocidal taunts' will not affect nation, US president had threatened of 'end of Iran' earlier
The riposte by Iran's top diplomat followed an ominous warning by Donald Trump, who on Sunday suggested the Islamic republic would be destroyed if it attacked US interests.
Donald Trump Jr subpoenaed by Senate intelligence committee for backing out of two interviews on Russia investigation
Senator Richard Burr outlined the events at a GOP caucus luncheon after weathering fierce criticism for the subpoena of Trump Jr
US Senator Lindsey Graham says CIA briefing solidifies Saudi crown prince's hand in Jamal Khashoggi murder
Senior US senators said on Tuesday they were more certain than ever that Saudi Arabia's crown prince, Mohammed bin Salman, was responsible for the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi after receiving a CIA briefing on the matter
Zuckerberg, under attack for leaks of the personal data of tens of millions of users, said he was open to some government regulation on Facebook.
Despite Donald Trump's Twitter tirade, White House says US president not considering firing Robert Mueller
President Donald Trump is not considering firing the special counsel investigating Russian election interference, a top White House lawyer said after a cascade of Trump tweets revived chatter that the deeply frustrated president may be preparing to get rid of Robert Mueller
Republicans advise Donald Trump to maintain public silence over Russia probe, suggest additional legal protection for Robert Mueller
Two Republican senators said on Sunday that President Donald Trump would be wise to keep a public silence on the Russia probe.
US Republicans ask Roy Moore to withdraw from Senate race after fifth woman accuses him of sexual misconduct
US Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell led a chorus of establishment Republicans on Monday urging Roy Moore, the party’s Senate candidate in Alabama, to quit the race as a fifth woman came forward with allegations Moore had sexual contact with teenage girls decades ago.
Republicans' Obamacare repeal push left for dead: Maine senator Susan Collins joins three other GOP colleagues in opposing bill
The Maine moderate said in a statement that the legislation would make "devastating" cuts in the Medicaid program for poor and disabled people, drive up premiums for millions and weaken protections Obamacare gives people with pre-existing medical conditions.
Donald Trump cranked up the heat on Jeff Sessions, scorning him as "very weak" and refusing to say whether he'll fire the nation's top law enforcement officer.
The Senate rejected a key proposal repealing and replacing ObamaCare on Tuesday night, as senators start a days-long debate on healthcare.
Donald Trump backtracked on his push for a cyber security unit with Russia, tweeting that he did not think it could happen.
US lawmakers will grill Tillerson about Trump's unpopular budget, conflicting messages about foreign affairs and Russian links.
Washington: US president Donald Trump says he is "very close" to naming a new FBI director.