Who was questioned by the FBI in the Kavanaugh probe?

U.S. 10/05/18, 10:32

The FBI has wrapped up its background investigation of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, but much of what it did remains a mystery, including its decisions about whom to interview.Investigation details have not been publicly disclosed. Republicans say the probe was thorough and reinforces their support of President Donald Trump's ...

Not since 1969: US regains ultra-low 3.7 pct. unemployment

U.S. 10/05/18, 10:20

The last time the U.S. unemployment rate was roughly as low as the 3.7 percent it is now — December 1969 — the economy was overheating, inflation was spiking and a short recession soon followed.Could that happen again?Probably not anytime soon, most economists say. Yet there are some surprising similarities ...

Key senators undecided as Senate poised to vote on Kavanaugh

U.S. 10/05/18, 01:59

The Senate is taking a crucial vote Friday to advance Brett Kavanaugh's nomination to the Supreme Court. Key GOP senators remain undecided amid allegations of sexual misconduct and intense protests dividing the nation.Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, speaks about the FBI investigation of Supreme Court nominee Brett ...

Day of chaos and consequence before vote on Kavanaugh

U.S. 10/05/18, 01:43

This is what democracy looks like!" protesters shouted outside the Supreme Court, voicing their opposition to Brett Kavanaugh's nomination to the high court but somehow speaking for everyone on every side on a day of passion, chaos and consequence.Democracy on Thursday looked like:— Senators scurrying AWAY from the cameras, not ...

White House outlines counterterrorism strategy, slams Iran

U.S. 10/04/18, 15:59

President Donald Trump's national security adviser is outlining the administration's long-awaited counterterrorism strategy and offering harsh words for Iran.John Bolton calls Iran the "central banker of international terrorism." He says the strategy will rely on military and nonmilitary means to fight extremists, focusing on Islamic State militants as well as ...

Trump takes midterm campaign tour to Minnesota

U.S. 10/04/18, 15:59

President Donald Trump is campaigning in Minnesota as he seeks to boost Republican congressional candidates.Trump tells reporters he thinks his Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh is "doing very well" as senators weigh a new FBI background report prompted by allegations of sexual misconduct.Stan Thom, of Big Lake, Minn., drove 120 ...

Initial Senate vote on Kavanaugh nomination set for Friday

U.S. 10/04/18, 01:52

The Senate braced for a crucial initial vote Friday on Brett Kavanaugh's tottering Supreme Court nomination after Majority Leader Mitch McConnell set his polarized chamber on a schedule to decide an election-season battle that has consumed the nation. A showdown roll call over confirmation seemed likely over the weekend. McConnell, R-Ky., ...

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to visit Beijing amid tension

U.S. 10/04/18, 00:30

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is due to visit Beijing next week amid tensions over trade and China's territorial claims in the South China Sea.China's foreign ministry announced Pompeo will visit on Monday for consultations on bilateral and international issues. The ministry gave no details, but based on previous ...

Female GOP senators take up side on Kavanaugh debate

U.S. 10/04/18, 00:18

The Trump era has, at times, been uncomfortable for Republican women, especially the six senators who will be asked to vote for Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court confirmation by week's end.On Tuesday night, President Donald Trump ridiculed Christine Blasey Ford, who accuses Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting her in high school — ...

Pence accuses China of interfering in US policies, politics

U.S. 10/04/18, 00:18

Vice President Mike Pence is accusing China of trying to undermine President Donald Trump as the administration deploys tough new rhetoric over Chinese trade, economic and foreign policies.In prepared remarks for an appearance Thursday at the Hudson Institute, Pence says China is using its power in "more proactive and coercive ...

Trump adviser says GOP candidates should embrace president

U.S. 10/04/18, 00:18

The White House has a message for vulnerable House Republicans tiptoeing around President Donald Trump: Get on board or start packing.The warning comes in a memo from White House political director Bill Stepien, who argues that GOP candidates who try to distance themselves from the president are only doing themselves ...

Vice President Pence set to accuse China of trying to undermine Trump

U.S. 10/03/18, 22:14

Vice President Mike Pence is set to give a speech accusing China of trying to undermine President Donald Trump. According to excerpts of prepared remarks from his office, Pence will say Thursday at the Hudson Institute that China is using its power in "more proactive and coercive ways to interfere in ...

Who sees it? Senators, staff to have access to FBI report

U.S. 10/03/18, 21:28

All 100 senators, and a handful of Senate staff, will be able to read the FBI's new report on sexual misconduct allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh once it is sent to Congress. But it's unclear if the public will see it.Background checks are a routine part of any ...