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House speaker calls Erdogan visit violence 'indefensible'
House Speaker Paul Ryan says the violence against peaceful protesters by bodyguards for Turkey's president was "completely indefensible," and members of Congress are pressing the Trump administration for a more forceful U.S. response.
Justice watchdog says DEA botched deadly Honduras missions
A government watchdog found problems with a strategy that led to deadly confrontations involving U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration agents in Honduras.
The Latest: Leahy calls report on US drug mission troubling
A Vermont senator says a watchdog report about deadly encounters during a U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration operation in Honduras raises questions about whether the incidents are isolated
US, Turkey dispute fighting in DC as ambassador summoned
Turkey has summoned the U.S. ambassador in Ankara to protest what it called the "aggressive and unprofessional actions" by U.S. security personnel against Turkish bodyguards in Washington during President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's visit last week
Senators warn of fiscal fallout after Erdogan visit violence
The senators who oversee the U.S. foreign aid budget are warning the Turkish government there could be fiscal repercussions if Ankara fails to punish the bodyguards responsible for a violent incident in Washington
US officials criticize Turkey after attack on DC protesters
U.S. officials have criticized the Turkish government over violence outside its ambassador's residence in Washington
State Dept. criticizes Turkey for violence outside embassy
The State Department is criticizing the Turkish government over violence outside its embassy in Washington
The Latest: Trump denies collusion between campaign, Russia
President Donald Trump says there was "no collusion between me and my campaign and the Russians."
Reactions to FBI Director James Comey's firing are mixed
Following President Donald Trump 's firing Tuesday of FBI Director James Comey, a number of political figures spoke out, with reactions spanning the spectrum, from approval to suspicion. Here are the major reactions and questions raised by figures from both sides of the aisle. Democrats ask: Is
Senate Democrats have enough support to filibuster Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch
Senate Democrats now have enough support to filibuster a final vote on President Trump's Supreme Court nominee, Neil Gorsuch, and the move likely puts Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell in a position to invoke the so-called nuclear option. This option would change Senate rules to allow a simple