• Mike Pompeo August 7, 2020 11:17 pm

    Pompeo Rejects Congress' Subpoenas for IG, Biden Probe Info

    Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is rejecting congressional subpoenas issued for him and for the State Department to provide information and testimony about two politically charged developments

  • New York July 18, 2020 2:16 am

    Jamaal Bowman Defeats Eliot Engel In NY Democractic Primary

    Political newcomer Jamaal Bowman defeated 16-term Congressman Eliot Engel, Sarah Wallace reports.

  • Jamaal Bowman July 18, 2020 4:14 am

    Jamaal Bowman Topples US Rep. Engel in NY Democratic Primary

    Former middle school principal Jamaal Bowman has toppled 16-term U.S. Rep. Eliot Engel in New York’s Democratic primary in another upset victory for the party’s insurgent wing. A political novice who has never held public office before, Bowman, 44, was a progressive African American challenger who said Engel, the 73-year-old chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, had lost touch with...

  • Elections 2020 July 1, 2020 3:45 am

    Political Fates for Longtime NY Representatives Engle, Maloney Hang On Mail-In Ballots

    While Carolyn Maloney said she expects her lead to grow when all the ballots are counted in the district, something her opponent disputes, Eliot Engel was running well behind Jamaal Bowman in votes cast in person

  • New York June 17, 2020 8:29 pm

    Veteran NY Congressman Eliot Engel Faces Tough Primary Challenge

    A congressional race is heating up in the Bronx and Westchester County. A 16-term incumbent faces a progressive challenger in a primary that’s garnering national attention and notable endorsements. Melissa Russo reports from the newsroom to break it all down.

  • politics June 4, 2020 6:58 am

    Ocasio-Cortez Endorses Challenger of House Dem Chairman

    Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is endorsing the Democratic primary challenger of a veteran House committee chairman

  • politics June 3, 2020 3:59 am

    NY Congressman Clarifies ‘If I Didn't Have a Primary, I Wouldn't Care' Comment

    Rep. Eliot Engel, a New York Democrat facing a tough primary challenge and questions about his absence from his district, was caught on a hot mic at a district event responding to unrest saying twice that he only wanted press coverage because of an electoral threat.

  • george floyd protests June 3, 2020 4:19 am

    Democratic Rep. Eliot Engel Caught on Hot Mic Amid Unrest: ‘If I Didn't Have a Primary, I Wouldn't Care'

    Rep. Eliot Engel, a New York Democrat facing a tough primary challenge and questions about his absence from his district, was caught on a hot mic at a district event responding to unrest saying twice that he only wanted press coverage because of an electoral threat.

  • Donald Trump December 2, 2019 7:51 pm

    Judiciary Panel to Take Reins on Trump Impeachment Probe: Members to Watch

    The House impeachment inquiry enters a new phase this week as the Judiciary Committee takes charge of the investigation of President Donald Trump to examine the “high crimes and misdemeanors” set out in the Constitution....
    All testimony so far has been heard by the House Intelligence Committee, which is expected to vote Tuesday to approve a report on its findings. Based...

  • Donald Trump October 3, 2019 12:58 am

    Fiery Standoff: Trump Sees Hoax, Dems See Stonewall

    Agitated and angry, President Donald Trump squared off against House Democrats on Wednesday, packing his increasingly aggressive impeachment defense with name-calling and expletives. Quietly but just as resolutely, lawmakers expanded their inquiry, promising a broad new subpoena for documents and witnesses. Democratic leaders put the White House on notice that the wide-ranging subpoena would be coming for information about Trump’s...

  • Donald Trump September 28, 2019 3:43 am

    Pompeo Subpoenaed by House Democrats Over Trump-Ukraine Scandal

    Three top Democratic chairmen on Friday subpoenaed Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to turn over documents related to the growing Ukraine scandal involving President Donald Trump urging the country to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden and his son. House Foreign Affairs Chairman Eliot Engel of New York, Intelligence Chairman Adam Schiff of California, and Oversight Chairman Elijah Cummings of...

  • Donald Trump July 31, 2019 11:06 pm

    Impeachment Watch: Nearly Half of House Dems Support Inquiry

    Nearly half the House Democrats now support an impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump — a milestone but still probably not enough to push Speaker Nancy Pelosi to launch proceedings. A tally by The Associated Press on Wednesday showed 114 Democrats in the House, and one Republican-turned independent, are now publicly backing an inquiry, a notable spike in the days...

  • Donald Trump July 18, 2019 12:06 am

    House Votes to Block Sale of Weapons to Saudi Arabia

    Congress is heading for a showdown with President Donald Trump after the House voted on Wednesday to block his administration from selling billions of dollars in weapons and maintenance support to Saudi Arabia. Trump, who has sought to forge closer ties with Riyadh, has pledged to veto the resolutions of disapproval that passed the Democratic-led House largely along party lines....

  • Donald Trump April 4, 2019 8:16 pm

    House Votes to End Support for Yemen War, Rebuffing Trump

    The House on Thursday voted to end American involvement in the Yemen war, rebuffing the Trump administration’s support for the military campaign led by Saudi Arabia as Congress for the first time invoked the War Powers Resolution to try and stop a foreign conflict. The measure now heads to President Donald Trump, who is expected to veto it, with the...

  • China March 27, 2019 10:48 pm

    Lawmakers Hammer Trump's Proposed State Department Cuts

    Top lawmakers on Wednesday blasted the Trump administration’s proposal to slash funding for the State Department and the U.S. Agency for International Development, telling Secretary of State Mike Pompeo the plan would be disastrous for American diplomacy. Pompeo testified on Capitol Hill about the plan to cut his agency’s budget by 23 percent. He says difficult choices were made when...

  • Donald Trump March 22, 2019 5:26 am

    White House Rejects Request for Trump, Putin Communications

    The White House on Thursday rejected a Democratic request for information on private conversations between President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin, including an interview with an interpreter who sat in on their one-on-one meeting in Helsinki last summer. In a letter earlier this month, the House intelligence, foreign affairs and oversight committees asked for the substance of Trump...

  • Donald Trump March 22, 2019 1:26 am

    White House Rejects Request for Trump, Putin Communications

    The White House on Thursday rejected a Democratic request for information on private conversations between President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin, including an interview with an interpreter who sat in on their one-on-one meeting in Helsinki last summer. In a letter earlier this month, the House intelligence, foreign affairs and oversight committees asked for the substance of Trump...

  • Donald Trump March 6, 2019 8:27 pm

    Dissent Among Dems Over Response to Omar's Israel Remarks

    A meeting of House Democrats turned contentious Wednesday as some new members who helped deliver the House majority confronted leaders over a resolution implicitly rebuking Rep. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota over her comments on Israel. In the party’s weekly closed meeting, Democrats protested the way Speaker Nancy Pelosi and other leaders tried to rush out a resolution this week responding...

  • Donald Trump January 18, 2019 12:01 pm

    Treasury Poised to Ease Sanctions Tied to Russian Oligarch

    The Treasury Department appears set to lift sanctions on three companies connected to Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska despite concerns from lawmakers in both parties who say the Trump administration should be tougher on Russian President Vladimir Putin and his allies. Treasury’s decision to ease the sanctions narrowly survived a Senate vote Wednesday when Democrats failed to win the 60 votes...

  • Donald Trump December 14, 2018 2:40 am

    Senate Rebukes Saudi Arabia Over Khashoggi, Yemen War

    Senators voted Thursday to recommend that the U.S. end its assistance to Saudi Arabia for the war in Yemen and put the blame for the death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi squarely on Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, in a direct challenge to both the longtime Middle East ally and President Donald Trump’s handling of the relationship.

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