President Joe Biden wrapped up the first 100 days of his term, proposing a new $1.8 trillion plan, pleading with Republican lawmakers to work with him on divisive issues and to meet the stiff competition posed by China.
Republicans appeared poised to retain control of the US Senate on Wednesday (4 November), after Senator Susan Collins defied political odds to win re-election in Maine and other Republican incumbents led Democrats in a handful of undecided races.
US President Donald Trump's fellow Republicans in Congress on Tuesday (23 May) assailed his proposed cuts in the diplomatic and foreign aid budget, making it unlikely the cutbacks in global health, peacekeeping and other programs will take effect.
US Senator Ted Cruz soundly defeated billionaire Donald Trump in Iowa's Republican nominating contest yesterday (1 February), upending the party's presidential race and creating a three-way competition with establishment candidate Senator Marco Rubio.
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump yesterday (8 December) defended his proposal to ban Muslims from entering the United States, comparing his plan to the World War Two detainment of Japanese-Americans in an attempt to dismiss growing outrage from around the world.