Lindsey Graham - updates

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Fears in U.S. of bad peace deal with the Taliban

Aug 18, 2019 - 9:52 AM

In tweets, interviews, and op-ed pieces in newspapers, Americans caution against bringing home the 14,000 United States troops in Afghanistan

WITHDRAWAL WOES. In this photo taken on June 6, 2019, US soldiers look out over hillsides during a visit of the commander of US and NATO forces in Afghanistan General Scott Miller at the Afghan National Army checkpoint in Nerkh district of Wardak province. Photo by Thomas Watkins/AFP

Top Republican urges slow U.S. pullout from Syria until ISIS 'truly defeated'

Jan 19, 2019 - 8:18 PM

Senator Lindsey Graham warns that any hasty pullout could lead to 'nightmare' scenarios for Israel and Turkey

GRAHAM IN TURKEY. US Senator Lindsey Graham holds a media conference at JW Marriott Hotel in Ankara, on January 19, 2019. Photo by Adem Altan/AFP

U.S. senators blast Saudi prince over Khashoggi, after CIA chief briefing

Dec 05, 2018 - 8:40 AM

'I have zero question in my mind that the crown prince directed the murder and was kept appraised of the situation all the way through it,' says Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Bob Corker

ON KHASHOGGI. Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman attends a meeting with Lebanon's Christian Maronite patriarch on November 14, 2017. File photo by Fayez Nureldine / AFP

U.S. 'saddened' Saudi journalist dead, no mention of action

Oct 20, 2018 - 8:56 AM

(UPDATED) US President Donald Trump says Saudi Arabia's explanation of journalist Jamal Khashoggi's death is an 'important first step'

US President Donald Trump waves upon arrival at Helsinki-Vantaa Airport in Helsinki, on July 15, 2018 on the eve of a summit in Helsinki between the US President and his Russian counterpart. / AFP PHOTO / Lehtikuva / Heikki Saukkomaa / Finland OUT

McCain torpedos Republican effort to repeal Obamacare

Sep 23, 2017 - 7:14 AM

The senator says he could not 'support it without knowing how much it will cost, how it will effect insurance premiums, and how many people will be helped or hurt by it'

OPPOSING GRAHAM-CASSIDY. Senator John McCain is not voting for the Graham-Cassidy bill, the latest Republican effort to repeal and replace Obamacare. File photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images/AFP

3 U.S. senators balk at health bill, putting reforms in peril

Jul 28, 2017 - 10:52 AM

The sudden announcement by Senators Lindsey Graham Ron Johnson and John McCain throws into disarray their party s years long effort to overhaul Barack Obama s health care reforms

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

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

Senator Lindsey Graham ends US presidential bid

Dec 21, 2015 - 11:25 PM

The Republican senator has helped shape the campaign trail conversation over national security

Republicans debate how to defeat jihadists, rivals hit Trump

Dec 16, 2015 - 2:37 PM

The debate is the first since the Paris and San Bernardino attacks – violence that has brought national security concerns to the fore

DEBATE. A shot of the US Republican Presidential candidate debate at The Venetian Las Vegas in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, 15 December 2015. Photo by Ruth Fremson/EPA

Obama makes 'no apologies' for Taliban hostage deal

Jun 06, 2014 - 10:38 AM

US President Barack Obama repeats he had a duty as commander in chief to get US Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl home

SWAP. The Afghan Taliban on June 4, 2014 releases a video showing US soldier Bowe Bergdahl's release. Bergdahl was released on May 31 in a swap for five senior Taliban members held in Guantanamo Bay prison. Photo by INTELCENTER/EPA

US officials make case for Syria attack

Sep 03, 2013 - 4:22 PM

Sec John Kerry Sec Chuck Hagel and Gen Martin Dempsey will face the US Senate s Foreign Relations committee Tuesday

(L-R) US Secretary of State John Kerry, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, and Joint Chiefs of Staff chair Gen Martin Dempsey. Kerry photo Shawn Thew/EPA; Hagel and Dempsey photos Michael Reynolds/EPA

Egypt says foreign mediation fails, blames Islamists

Aug 07, 2013 - 8:59 PM

Western and Arab efforts to mediate an end to Egypt s political deadlock have failed the presidency said Wednesday

MEETING IN CAIRO. A handout photo taken and released by the Egyptian Presidency on 06 August 2013 shows Egypt's Vice President Mohamed ElBaradei (L) and US Deputy Secretary of State William Burns (C) during a meeting in the Presidential Palace, in Cairo, Egypt. Photo by EPA/ Egyptian Presidency/ Handout

Hagel confirmed as next US defense chief

Feb 27, 2013 - 7:30 AM

After Hagel s bruising confirmation hearing and a 10 day delay thrown up by Republicans Senators voted 58 41 to confirm the former Republican senator and decorated Vietnam War veteran to replace outgoing Pentagon chief Leon Panetta

MR SECRETARY. US Senator Chuck Hagel, Republican of Nebraska, visits Amman in this July 22 2008, file photo. AFP Photo/Paul J. Richards/FILES

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

Obama set to nominate Hagel as defense secretary

Jan 07, 2013 - 7:37 AM

US President Barack Obama is poised to nominate Chuck Hagel as his new defense secretary on Monday January 7 but Republicans are signaling a fierce confirmation fight even though he is one of their own

MR SECRETARY? US Senator Chuck Hagel, Republican of Nebraska, visits Amman in this July 22 2008, file photo. AFP Photo/Paul J. Richards/FILES

Drama in Washington as fiscal cliff looms

Dec 31, 2012 - 8:41 AM

Leaders in deeply polarized Washington groped Sunday December 30 for a stop gap deal to avert a fiscal calamity due to strike in a matter of hours and with potential to shock markets and spark global economic turmoil

The Capitol Dome is seen through the glass in the Captitol Visitors Center on Capitol Hill, on December 27, 2012 in Washington, DC. Drew Angerer/Getty Images/AFP