Trump threatens veto of measures to block Saudi arms sales

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is threatening to veto resolutions in Congress aimed at blocking arms sales to Saudi Arabia. A White House statement says the bills "would se...

US point person on Iran says Trump wants to negotiate

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. special envoy says President Donald Trump's Iran policy is ultimately aimed at bringing Tehran to the negotiating table. Brian Hook briefed lawmakers at a ...

Lawmakers say doctored videos pose national security threat

WASHINGTON (AP) — Lawmakers and experts said Thursday that videos altered with artificial intelligence software pose a threat to national security and the 2020 U.S. election.  The te...

Democrats rebuff GOP push for low-yield nuclear weapons

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats rebuffed attempts by Republicans Wednesday to authorize funding for so-called low-yield nuclear weapons that the Trump administration says are key to deterring Russia...

Lawmakers challenge Trump official on Saudi arms sale

WASHINGTON (AP) — Lawmakers are grilling State Department officials over President Donald Trump's move to sell arms to Saudi Arabia without congressional review. House Foreign Affair...

Senators launch bipartisan bid to block Saudi arms sales

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans and Democrats are banding together to try and stop the Trump administration's sale of weapons to Saudi Arabia. Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez of New Jerse...

Key Senate Democrat warns of Barr's expanded powers

WASHINGTON (AP) — The top Democrat on the Senate intelligence committee is sounding the alarm about the new powers that President Donald Trump has granted to Attorney General William Barr. ...

Senator: Trump says will use loophole to sell arms to Saudis

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Bob Menendez says the Trump administration has notified Congress it will use a loophole in federal law to bypass congressional review of arms sales to Saudi Arabia. ...

Trump mulls bypassing Congress on Saudi arms sales

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. officials say the Trump administration is considering an emergency declaration that would allow it to make a new arms shipment to Saudi Arabia without the approval of Congress. ...

Dual hearings on Capitol Hill focus on Trump's Iran policy

WASHINGTON (AP) — As questions mount over President Donald Trump's tough talk on Iran, top national security officials are heading to Capitol Hill to brief Congress. But skeptical Democrats have asked...

Trump team to brief Congress on Iran; Dems seek counterpoint

WASHINGTON (AP) — With questions mounting over President Donald Trump's tough talk on Iran, top national security officials are heading to Capitol Hill to brief Congress. But skeptical Democrats have ...

Fiancée of slain writer Khashoggi pleads for US help

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Turkish fiancée of slain journalist Jamal Khashoggi is asking U.S. lawmakers to launch an investigation into his killing and bring those responsible to justice. ...

Congressional leaders set for classified briefing on Iran

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional leaders are receiving a classified briefing on Iran as members of both parties demand more information on the White House's claims of rising threats in the Middle East....

Congressman vows to seek Trump pardon for accused Navy SEAL

WASHINGTON (AP) — Rep. Duncan Hunter says he will ask President Donald Trump to pardon a Navy SEAL if he is found guilty of murder in the stabbing of an Iraqi war prisoner. Hunter, R...

Senate fails to override Trump veto on Yemen war

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate has failed to overturn President Donald Trump's veto of legislation that would have ended U.S. military assistance for the Saudi-led war in Yemen against Iran-backed rebel...