Lawmakers clash over U.S. response to Iranian threats » Lawmakers continue clash over rising tensions with Iran. As the White House warns of a growing Iranian threat, Democrats are sounding alarms over the Trump administration.
White House defends precautions amid Iranian threat » The White House continues to warn of a gathering threat from Iran. On Thursday, Press Secretary Sarah Sanders defended this week’s pullout of diplomats from Iraq.
Sec. Pompeo meets with Russian foreign minister in Sochi » Secretary of State Mike Pompeo landed in Sochi on Tuesday for meetings with his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov.
Amid trade talks, new tariffs take effect against China » New tariffs on $200 billion of Chinese goods took effect this morning. The taxes on a variety of imports increased from 10 to 25 percent.
House panel to vote on holding Barr in contempt of Congress » Members of the House Judiciary Committee are scheduled to vote today on whether to hold Attorney General William Barr in contempt of Congress.
U.S. dispatches aircraft carrier to counter Iranian threat » The U.S. military has deployed an aircraft carrier and a bomber task force to the Middle East amid threats from Iran.