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January 10, 2019 10:22 PM Republican Senator Graham: Trump should use emergency powers to fund wall

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican Senator Lindsey Graham said on Thursday that President Donald Trump should declare a national emergency and bypass Congress to fund a wall on the U.S. border with Mexico. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s “refusal to negotiate on funding for a border wall/barrier - even if the government were to be reopened - virtually ends the congressional 106

January 4, 2019 10:48 AM Trump's Withdrawal of U.S. Troops From Syria Will Boost Iran's Fortunes

President Donald Trump’s sudden announcement in December that the U.S. would withdraw troops from Syria came at a time when Washington seemed to finally be developing a strategy to tackle the Syrian conflict that went beyond prioritizing fighting ISIS. It was not Syria that was the focus of this new strategy; it was Iran. While former President Barack 108

December 20, 2018 3:29 AM Liberal Rep. Barbara Lee in rare agreement with Trump over Syria troop withdrawal

Rep. Barbara Lee, D-Calif., was in rare agreement with President Trump on Wednesday after he announced his decision to pull U.S. troops from Syria. Lee, who recently lost her bid for House Speaker to fellow Rep. Nancy Pelosi, also a California Democrat, told Fox News that she's "long called for a troop withdrawal on Syria" because Congress "has not authorized" 204

December 19, 2018 3:41 PM Republican Senator Graham says Syria withdrawal would be 'a mistake'

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican Senator Lindsey Graham, a frequent defender of the president, said a decision by President Donald Trump to withdraw troops from Syria would be “a mistake”. “An American withdrawal at this time would be a big win for ISIS, Iran, Bashar al Assad of Syria, and Russia. I fear it will lead to devastating consequences for our nation 143

December 11, 2018 8:59 PM Threshold reached to trigger no confidence vote in PM May: BBC

LONDON (Reuters) - Enough letters have been submitted by Conservative lawmakers to trigger a vote of no confidence in British Prime Minister Theresa May’s leadership, the BBC reported on Tuesday, citing multiple sources who believe the tally of 48 has been reached. The chairman of the Conservative lawmakers’ 1922 committee, Graham Brady, has asked to see May on Wednesday 62

December 11, 2018 12:24 AM UK MP Blunt sends letter of no confidence to '1922 Committee': The Times

(Reuters) - British lawmaker Crispin Blunt has sent a letter of no confidence in Prime Minister Theresa May to the chairman of the committee in charge of Conservative Party leadership contests, the 26th MP in the party to do so, The Times reported on Monday. A challenge to May is triggered if 48 Conservative lawmakers write letters demanding a confidence 76

December 9, 2018 8:15 PM Aaron Rodgers passes Tom Brady for most throws without an INT

GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers nearly came up six throws short of the NFL record for the most consecutive pass attempts without an interception. But after Atlanta Falcons linebacker Deion Jones dropped a ball that practically hit him between the numbers on his jersey, Rodgers successfully threw on. On his third pass attempt of the second 75

December 3, 2018 11:53 PM CIA Director Gina Haspel to brief Senate leaders on Khashoggi murder, source says

CIA Director Gina Haspel is expected to brief Senate leaders Tuesday, according to a source. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley, File) CIA Director Gina Haspel is expected to brief leaders of multiple Senate committees Tuesday about the October murder of Saudi activist and writer Jamal Khashoggi, a source told Fox News. The source said the briefing will include 177

November 28, 2018 11:46 PM Global warming will increase heat-related death and disease

LONDON, Nov 28 (Reuters) - Climate change is making more people around the world vulnerable to heat exposure, putting them at greater risk of heart and kidney disease, heat stress, and other heat-related killers, scientists warned on Wednesday. Global warming’s effects look most serious for ageing and urban populations and people with chronic health 123

November 25, 2018 5:06 PM Motor racing: Alonso bows out with a champion's send-off

ABU DHABI (Reuters) - Fernando Alonso bowed out of Formula One on Sunday with a champion’s send-off and the ‘Triple Crown of Motorsport’ next on his list of targets. The double world champion failed to score a point in his final race for McLaren, finishing tantalizingly close in 11th place after making up four positions, but the Spaniard went out fighting 86