• NBC Nov 27, 2019

    How Did Mina Chang Get a State Department Job in the First Place?

    Mina Chang figured out how to work the levers in Dallas and in the nation’s capital, making connections with key figures and cultivating an online image, until her overblown credentials and claims crumbled under scrutiny. Chang resigned last week from a senior State Department post after an NBC News investigation revealed she made misleading claims about her charity work and...

  • Massachusetts Sep 18, 2019

    Pelosi Welcomes Hong Kong Pro-Democracy Activists to Capitol

    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Wednesday welcomed Hong Kong pro-democracy activists to the U.S. Capitol, sending a message to Beijing that Congress supports the protesters in their months-long campaign for human rights. Pelosi thanked the activists for “challenging the conscience,” not only of the Chinese government, but the worldwide community with their mass protests over the territory’s autonomous status. She...

  • Donald Trump Jul 18, 2019

    House Votes to Block Sale of Weapons to Saudi Arabia

    Congress is heading for a showdown with President Donald Trump after the House voted on Wednesday to block his administration from selling billions of dollars in weapons and maintenance support to Saudi Arabia. Trump, who has sought to forge closer ties with Riyadh, has pledged to veto the resolutions of disapproval that passed the Democratic-led House largely along party lines....

  • Donald Trump Apr 4, 2019

    House Votes to End Support for Yemen War, Rebuffing Trump

    The House on Thursday voted to end American involvement in the Yemen war, rebuffing the Trump administration’s support for the military campaign led by Saudi Arabia as Congress for the first time invoked the War Powers Resolution to try and stop a foreign conflict. The measure now heads to President Donald Trump, who is expected to veto it, with the...

  • China Mar 27, 2019

    Lawmakers Hammer Trump's Proposed State Department Cuts

    Top lawmakers on Wednesday blasted the Trump administration’s proposal to slash funding for the State Department and the U.S. Agency for International Development, telling Secretary of State Mike Pompeo the plan would be disastrous for American diplomacy. Pompeo testified on Capitol Hill about the plan to cut his agency’s budget by 23 percent. He says difficult choices were made when...

  • Donald Trump Jan 18, 2019

    Treasury Poised to Ease Sanctions Tied to Russian Oligarch

    The Treasury Department appears set to lift sanctions on three companies connected to Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska despite concerns from lawmakers in both parties who say the Trump administration should be tougher on Russian President Vladimir Putin and his allies. Treasury’s decision to ease the sanctions narrowly survived a Senate vote Wednesday when Democrats failed to win the 60 votes...

  • Donald Trump Jul 15, 2018

    US Official: Russia Using Social Media to Divide Americans

    The U.S. homeland security secretary said on Saturday there are no signs that Russia is targeting this year’s midterm elections with the same “scale or scope” it targeted the 2016 presidential election. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen spoke at a convention of state secretaries of state, an event that’s usually a low-key affair highlighting voter registration, balloting devices...

  • Donald Trump Jun 19, 2018

    Trump Defiant Despite Rising Outrage Over Border Separations

    An unapologetic President Donald Trump defended his administration’s border-protection policies in the face of rising national outrage over the forced separation of migrant children from their parents. Calling for tough action against illegal immigration, Trump declared the U.S. “will not be a migrant camp” on his watch. Images of children held in fenced cages fueled a growing chorus of condemnation...

  • Donald Trump Jun 19, 2018

    Trump Defiant Despite Rising Outrage Over Border Separations

    An unapologetic President Donald Trump defended his administration’s border-protection policies in the face of rising national outrage over the forced separation of migrant children from their parents. Calling for tough action against illegal immigration, Trump declared the U.S. “will not be a migrant camp” on his watch. Images of children held in fenced cages fueled a growing chorus of condemnation...

  • Donald Trump Jun 19, 2018

    Former First Ladies Decry Trump Administration's Family Separation Practices

    Facing a rising tide of outrage from Democrats and some Republicans over the forced separation of migrant children and parents at the U.S.-Mexico border, President Donald Trump dug in Monday, again falsely blaming Democrats in the escalating political crisis. Democrats have turned up the pressure over the policy, and some Republicans have joined the chorus of criticism. Former first lady...

  • Facebook Mar 25, 2018

    Congressman: Bombing Suspect Called Himself a ‘Psychopath'

    The suspected Austin bomber called himself a “psychopath” in a recorded confession and said he felt no remorse for deadly explosions that killed two people and terrorized the city, a U.S. congressman said Saturday. Investigators are still looking into what motivated 23-year-old Mark Anthony Conditt, but the recording he left on his cell phone shows that he was a “sick...

  • Donald Trump Mar 19, 2018

    Trump Open to Letting Dreamers ‘Morph Into' Citizens

    President Donald Trump says he’s open to an immigration plan that would provide a pathway to citizenship for hundreds of thousands of young people who were brought to the country as children and are now here illegally. “We’re going to morph into it,” Trump told reporters Wednesday. “It’s going to happen, at some point in the future, over a period...

  • Donald Trump Jan 24, 2018

    Schumer Takes Back Wall Offer in New Immigration Push, Trump Fires Back

    Top Senate Democrat Chuck Schumer has pulled back an offer of $25 billion for President Donald Trump’s long-promised southern border wall, as lawmakers scrambled to figure out how to push a deal to protect 700,000 or more so-called Dreamer immigrants from deportation. Schumer had made the offer last Friday in a last-ditch effort to head off a government shutdown, then...

  • NBC Nov 9, 2017

    TSA Missed Many Weapons in Undercover Tests: Inspector

    In a series of undercover tests, Transportation Security Administration screeners failed to detect test weapons at a high rate, sources told NBC News. In a classified briefing on Wednesday, members of the House Committee on Homeland Security were given details about security vulnerabilities by the Department of Homeland Security’s Office of Inspector General and the TSA administrator. The rate of...

  • Facebook Aug 19, 2017

    ‘Tonight': Face It Challenge With Jon Hamm

    Jon Hamm and Jimmy go head-to-head as they are given random faces to make at each other and try to hold for 10 seconds without being the first to break into laughter.

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