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The ZTE logo is seen on an office building in Shanghai on May 3, 2018. - Senior US officials arrive in Beijing for trade talks with China, as both sides dampen expectations for a quick resolution to the heated dispute between the world's two largest economies. (Photo by Johannes EISELE …

Senate Votes to Obstruct U.S. Deal on ZTE

U.S. Senators from both sides of the aisle voted Monday evening to undo a Trump administration Commerce Department deal with Chinese telecommunications firm ZTE.

Former Secretary of State and former Democratic Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks during the New York state Democratic convention, Wednesday, May 23, 2018, in Hempstead, N.Y. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

FINALLY: FBI’s Hillary Email Scandal Center of Upcoming Senate Hearing

Senate Judiciary Chairman Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) announced the date for a hearing on the Department of Justice (DOJ) Inspector General (IG) report about Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) officials’ conduct ahead of the 2016 presidential election, including the Hillary Clinton email scandal.

Mike Pompeo met Kim Jong Un on his last visit to Pyongyang, before he was confirmed as secretary of state

Pompeo ‘Still Optimistic That We Will Reach’ North Korea Deal

WASHINGTON, DC — The Trump administration remains “optimistic” that it will be able to convince North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un to take steps towards the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula in exchange for sanctions relief, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told lawmakers Thursday.

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Senate Republicans Launch Judicial Push, Confirm New Appeals Judges

Senate Republicans are launching an aggressive push to confirm as many of President Trump’s judicial nominees as possible before the midterm elections, including confirming two new judges – Michael Brennan and Kurt Engelhardt – to the powerful federal appeals courts this week.

A Border Patrol agent apprehends illegal immigrants shortly after they crossed the border from Mexico into the United States on Monday, March 26, 2018 in the Rio Grande Valley Sector near McAllen, Texas. An estimated 11 million undocumented immigrants live in the United States, many of them Mexicans or from …

DHS Urges Central American Migrants to Seek Refuge in Mexico

WASHINGTON, DC — U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen this week urged Central American migrants fleeing poverty and violence to seek refuge in nations outside the United States, like Mexico, to avoid the “dangerous journey” north.

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Mike Pompeo: ‘Soft Policy’ Towards Russian ‘Aggression’ Is ‘Now Over’

WASHINGTON, DC — U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration has abandoned the “soft policy” that has allowed Russia to “act aggressively” towards the United States, Mike Pompeo, the nominee for Secretary of State, declared during his Senate confirmation hearing on Thursday, suggesting that the former commander-in-chief treated the Kremlin with leniency.

Sen. Joe Donnelly talks to a student at March for Our Lives

Indiana Sen. Joe Donnelly Attends Gun Control Event; Republicans Call Foul

Sen. Joe Donnelly (D-IN) clapped along at a March for Our Lives gun-control event in Indianapolis on Saturday, an unusual move for a vulnerable red-state senator, one that his 2018 Republican opponents were quick to criticize as indicating Donnelly’s lack of support for Second Amendment rights.

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Republicans Gaining Ground in Midterm Election Polls

Congressional Republicans are surging in polls against Democrats on the generic ballot, narrowing Democratic leads in a Fox News poll, presenting evidence that increasingly suggests the GOP might retain control of Congress in the U.S. House after the November 2018 midterm elections.