Senators weigh sexual misconduct allegations against general

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senators are hearing closed-door testimony this week about an allegation of sexual misconduct against Air Force Gen. John Hyten as they weigh his nomination for vice chairman of the ...

US Senate Foreign Committee passes bill supporting Taiwan’s participation in WHA

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations unanimously passed a bill on Wednesday (May 22) that demands the U.S. administration come up with a plan to help Taiwan obta...

Trump to nominate Shanahan for top Pentagon post

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Thursday said he will nominate Patrick Shanahan to be his second secretary of defense, putting an end to months of speculation about the former Boeing...

Trump to nominate Shanahan for top Pentagon post

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Thursday said he will nominate Patrick Shanahan to be his second secretary of defense. Shanahan, a former Boeing executive, has been leading the Pentagon as...

Key senator urges White House to fill top Pentagon post

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Republican chairman of a key Senate committee is urging the White House to quickly nominate someone to lead the Pentagon. Sen. James Inhofe said Tuesday that if...

US Congressmen congratulate Taiwan on 40th anniversary of TRA

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — 10 members of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives have recorded a special video message in celebration of the 40th anniversary of the Taiwan Relations Act. The...

Space Force would be by far the smallest military service

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration's proposed Space Force, which faces an uncertain fate in Congress, would be the smallest military service — by far. Details of the Pentagon...

Editorial Roundup: Excerpts from recent editorials

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: ___ Jan. 15 The Des Moines Register on Congressman Steve King: ...

Republican senator distances himself from Raytheon stock buy

WASHINGTON (AP) — The chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee has quickly unloaded Raytheon stock following a report that the recent purchase was made after he urged President Donald Trump to ...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Saturday, Nov. 17, the 321st day of 2018. There are 44 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Nov. 17, ...

Pro-Taiwan Inhofe likely to succeed McCain at head of Senate Armed Services Committee

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The strongly pro-Taiwanese Oklahoma Republican James Inhofe, 83, is likely to take over leadership of the United States Senate Armed Services Committee following the passi...

Congress considers changing supervision of nuclear weapons

WASHINGTON (AP) — The agency that supervises the nation's nuclear weapons stockpile would essentially lose direct Cabinet oversight under legislation that Congress is negotiating. Th...

Defense bill would curb Cabinet control of nuclear agency

WASHINGTON (AP) — The agency that supervises the nation's nuclear weapons stockpile would essentially lose that direct oversight under legislation that Congress is negotiating. The l...

EPA's new boss unlikely to change Trump environmental policy

WASHINGTON (AP) — Different administrator, same policies. Andrew Wheeler, the former coal lobbyist who takes over Monday as acting head of the Environmental Protection Agency, doesn'...

EPA's new boss unlikely to change Trump environmental policy

WASHINGTON (AP) — Different administrator, same policies. Andrew Wheeler, the former coal lobbyist who takes over Monday as acting head of the Environmental Protection Agency, doesn'...