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Durbin: ’94 crime bill was ‘worst vote I ever gave’

Senate Minority Whip Dick Durbin said Friday that he made a mistake in supporting the “tough on crime” law that passed 25 years ago and has become a lightning rod ...

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Inside Trump’s Iran decision: ‘I really watched him agonize over this’

The tension between President Donald Trump’s bellicose rhetoric and his non-interventionist foreign policy instincts was on full display Thursday afternoon as he huddled in the Situation Room. Lawmakers in the ...

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Iran is ready for any threat to territory, says foreign ministry

Iran showed no sign of backing down Saturday in the standoff with the United States over the downing of a drone, insisting that it was ready to counter any threats ...

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The 7 GOP senators who voted to block all or part of Trump’s Saudi arms sale

The Republican-controlled US Senate has voted to block the Trump administration from selling arms to Saudi Arabia, launching a new challenge to Donald Trump’s alliance with the country amid rising tensions in the Middle ...

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Trump says he intends to nominate Esper to lead Pentagon

President Trump intends to nominate Mark Esper to permanently lead the Defense Department, the White House announced Friday night. Esper, who is currently the secretary of the Army, was selected ...

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Trump: We appreciate that Iran didn’t shoot down a manned plane

President Trump said Saturday Iran was “very wise” not to shoot down a manned plane when it decided to down an unmanned U.S. surveillance drone. “There was a plane with ...

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Trump nominates Mark Esper to be Pentagon chief

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday he intends to nominate Army Secretary Mark Esper to be secretary of defence, the White House said in a statement. Esper takes over ...

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Man arrested on attempted murder charges for dragging a Florida state trooper around 30 m with a car

A man has been arrested on attempted murder charges for dragging a Florida state trooper around 30 metres with a car during a traffic stop, a law enforcement official said ...

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Justin Amash: congressional approval needed for any military action against Iran

Rep. Justin Amash, R-Mich., joined Democrats on Friday in calling on President Trump to seek Congressional approval for military action against Iran. His comments came after the president called off ...

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Pelosi: No ‘hostilities’ with Iran unless Congress approves

Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) on Friday emphasized that U.S. military action against Iran “must not be initiated” without congressional approval, after President Trump approved and then reversed a decision to ...

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