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U.S. Transportation Security Administration bans TikTok use among employees

Feb 25, 2020 - 10:12 AM

The agency follows bans by the Department of Homeland Security and the US military

This photo taken on November 21, 2019, shows the logo of the social media video sharing app Tiktok displayed on a tablet screen in Paris. Photo by Lionel Bonaventure/AFP

U.S. senators call for security probe of TikTok

Oct 25, 2019 - 8:01 AM

Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer and Republican Senator Tom Cotton asks the US Directorate of National Intelligence to 'conduct an assessment of the national security risks' posed by Chinese-owned video app TikTok

(FILES) In this file photo taken on December 14, 2018 a photo taken in Paris shows the logo of the application TikTok. Two senior US senators called for the government to study national security risks possibly posed by Chinese-owned video app TikTok, saying it could leave American users vulnerable to Beijing's spying, reported October 24, 2019. Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer and Republican Senator Tom Cotton asked the Directorate of National Intelligence to "conduct an assessment of the national security risks" posed by TikTok.  JOEL SAGET / AFP

U.S. senator calls for investigation into Russia-made FaceApp

Jul 18, 2019 - 6:17 PM

US Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer sounds the alarm over FaceApp's Russian developer, calling for the FBI and the consumer protection agency FTC to 'look into the national security & privacy risks' connected to the application

FACEAPP. This illustration picture shows FaceApp application displayed on the screen of a smartphone. Photo by Kirill Kudryavtsev/ AFP

U.S. Democrats demand release of full Mueller report, documents

Mar 25, 2019 - 7:47 AM

Top US congressional Democrats House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer demand the full release of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's report on Russian interference in the 2016 US election

DEMOCRATS. In this file photo taken on January 09, 2019 US Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer speak to the media following a meeting with US President Donald Trumpat the White House in Washington, DC.  Photo by Saul Loeb/AFP

Bickering opens before Trump's State of the Union speech even begins

Feb 06, 2019 - 7:47 AM

A testy exchange between the president and the senior Democrat in the Senate, Chuck Schumer, erupts ahead of the State of the Union address

Trump storms out of border wall negotiations

Jan 10, 2019 - 9:17 AM

(UPDATED) 'A total waste of time,' Trump tweets about his White House meeting with top Democratic congressional leaders. 'I said bye-bye, nothing else works!'

ON BORDER WALL. In this file photo, US President Donald Trump speaks during a working session with mayors in the East Room of the White House on January 24, 2018 in Washington, DC. File photo by AFP

Trump ramps up Mexico wall row with speech, border visit

Jan 08, 2019 - 2:26 PM

Democratic leaders respond to Donald Trump's planned speech by calling for equal airtime to rebut the president's 'malice and misinformation'

MEXICO WALL. US President Donald Trump speaks to reporters at Trump International Golf Club in West Palm Beach on January 14, 2018. File photo by Nicholas Kamm/AFP

Trump warns U.S. government shutdown could last a 'long time'

Jan 03, 2019 - 8:33 AM

One day before Democrats take over the House of Representatives, US President Donald Trump shows no signs of backing away from his insistence that Congress cough up $5.6 billion for his 'beautiful' southern wall

TRUMP. A partial shutdown of the US government enters a 12th day Wednesday, January 2, 2019 as President Donald Trump prepares to meet top Democratic and Republican lawmakers in a bid to break the impasse over his demand for funding for a border wall with Mexico. File photo by Olivier Douliery/AFP

Trump signals retreat on wall funding, but shutdown threat remains

Dec 19, 2018 - 3:30 PM

'The president asked every one of his cabinet secretaries to look for funding that can be used to protect our borders,' White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders says

TRUMP. US President Donald Trump speaks during a press conference in the East Room of the White House January 10, 2018 in Washington, DC. File photo by Brendan Smialowski/AFP

U.S. lawmakers clinch spending deal to avert gov't shutdown

Mar 22, 2018 - 8:46 AM

House Speaker Paul Ryan hails the $1.3 trillion spending bill as marking 'the beginning of a new era for the United States military,' while minority leader Chuck Schumer says it will fulfill Democratic priorities

US CONGRESS. This file photo dated December 18, 2011 shows the US Capitol in Washington, DC. File photo by Karen Bleier/AFP

U.S. Congress honors Filipino veterans of World War II

Oct 29, 2017 - 12:49 AM

US Congress awards the Congressional Gold Medal to more than 250,000 Filipino veterans in recognition of their service and sacrifice during World War II

RECOGNITION. U.S. Speaker of the House Rep. Paul Ryan shakes hands with Dean Delen, a Filipino veteran representing guerrilla units, as Frank Francone (an American veteran representing the Philippine Scouts), Secretary of Veterans Affairs David Shulkin, other congressional leaders, and Alicia Benitez (next to kin of a Filipino veteran) look on during a Congressional Gold Medal presentation ceremony on October 25, 2017. Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images/AFP

Trump strikes slew of budget deals with Democrats

Sep 07, 2017 - 5:42 PM

US President Donald Trump shocks Republicans by agreeing to ease US borrowing limits forestall a government shutdown and approve hurricane relief siding with opposition Democrats

US President Donald Trump meets with congressional leadership in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington, DC, on September 6, 2017. (From L to R), House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin, House Speaker Paul Ryan, Vice President Mike Pence, Trump Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi. Nicholas Kamm/AFP

Trump fumes as U.S. health care reform bid collapses

Jul 18, 2017 - 10:10 PM

UPDATED The Senate s top Republican said he will forge ahead with what could be a last gasp vote – on a new plan to kill off most of the 2010 reforms of Trump s predecessor without a replacement at the ready

This file photo taken on June 28, 2017 shows protesters against the US Senate Republicans' healthcare bill holding a rally outside the US Capitol in Washington, DC. Saul Loeb/AFP

Rushed confirmation hearings latest Trump clash with Dems

Jan 10, 2017 - 7:17 AM

The Republican led Senate coordinated with the Trump team to cram in 9 confirmation hearings this week despite Democrats calls to slow the process

The US Capitol is seen in Washington, DC, on November 15, 2016. Nicholas Kamm/AFP

U.S. Congress, at odds with Trump, eyes Russia hack probe

Dec 13, 2016 - 8:17 AM

The president elect has dismissed the intelligence reports as ridiculous defying an increasing number of senators from his own party as well as top Democrats the Central Intelligence Agency and the outgoing White House

A man votes at a polling place at a high school in McLean, Virginia during the US presidential election on November 8, 2016. Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/AFP

Key Democrats turn against Obama's Iran deal

Aug 07, 2015 - 12:45 PM

The announcements are a serious blow to Obama who is in the midst of an intense lobbying effort to get Congress to back his landmark agreement arguing that to torpedo it would be to risk a wider Middle East war

OBAMA ON THE IRAN DEAL. US President Barack Obama delivers a speech on the nuclear deal with Iran, at American University's School of International Service, in Washington DC, USA, August 5, 2015. Photo by Pete Marovich/EPA

'Trainwreck' star Amy Schumer backs tougher US gun laws

Aug 04, 2015 - 10:16 AM

Amy Schumer speaks out about gun laws in wake of a shooting spree at a US cinema where Trainwreck was playing

AMY SCHUMER. The 'Trainwreck' star speaks out about stricter gun laws. File photo from EPA

Potent new painkiller stokes alarm in US

Mar 08, 2014 - 10:20 AM

In a nation where some 15 000 people die annually from prescription painkiller use the drug s approval has raised alarm among doctors lawmakers and relatives of those lost to overdose

PAINKILLER? Andrew Kolodny, president of the group Physicians for Responsible Opioid Prescribing, says the approval of a drug that is going to make a serious problem 'worse' is 'shocking.' Image from

US Senate clears border security hurdle for immigration bill

Jun 25, 2013 - 1:05 PM

The procedural vote marked an important test for comprehensive immigration reform backed by US President Barack Obama

Immigrants wait for their citizenship interviews at the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), district office on January 29, 2013 in New York City. John Moore/Getty Images/AFP

Immigration bill passes hurdles in US Senate

Jun 12, 2013 - 6:47 AM

The US Senate voted 84 15 to move to debate passage of what would be the most important immigration reform in nearly 30 years

IMMIGRATION REFORM. US President Barack Obama (C) delivers remarks during an event in support of the Senate's bipartisan immigration reform bill at the White House in Washington, DC, June 11, 2013. Photo by Jim Watson/AFP

Obama: 'the time is now' for US immigration reform

Jan 30, 2013 - 9:48 AM

Obama laid out his principles on the divisive issue which would nudge 11 million illegal immigrants slowly towards citizenship within stronger US borders and allow prized foreign students to stay on after graduation to boost the US economy

U.S. President Barack Obama delivers his address on immigration reform at Del Sol High School on January 29, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada. John Gurzinski/Getty Images/AFP

US senators unveil immigration reform deal

Jan 28, 2013 - 1:08 PM

It promises a tough but fair path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants reform that would build the US economy an effective employment verification system and an improved process to admit future workers

The US Capitol in Washington, DC, on January 2, 2013. AFP PHOTO / Saul LOEB

US fiscal cliff solution goes to Republican House

Jan 01, 2013 - 10:46 PM

The US House of Representatives is set to take up the deal to avert the fiscal cliff