The Syrian government has denied it carried out any chemical attack on the town. (Sign up for our free video newsletter here http://bit.ly/2n6VKPR)
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Thursday there was "no doubt" that Syrian President Bashar Assad was responsible for a deadly poison gas attack that killed dozens of Syrian civilians, including children, and vowed a "serious response" by the U.S.
“There is no doubt in our minds that Syria and the regime under Bashar Assad were responsible for this attack,” Tillerson said Thursday. “It’s a serious matter; it requires a serious response,” he added when asked if military retaliation was being planned.
The Senate has been called dysfunctional, outdated and downright broken.
But the anticipated showdown over President Trump’s nominee for the Supreme Court, Judge Neil M. Gorsuch, just might inflict damage beyond repair on the once lofty chamber.
On Thursday, Democrats are set to mount a historic filibuster of the nomination, to quickly be followed by a once unthinkable Republican rule change to break the logjam with a simple majority — clearing the way for Gorsuch to be confirmed Friday for a lifetime seat on the court.
President Trump's central campaign promise -- a "big beautiful wall" along the border with Mexico -- will not actually stretch across the entire border, Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly told a Senate committee Wednesday.
"It's unlikely that we will build a wall or physical barrier from sea to shining sea," Kelly testified to the Senate Homeland Security Committee.
"But it is very likely -- I'm committed to putting it where the men and women say we should put it," he said, referring to immigration and border enforcement agents.
The chairman of a powerful House committee welcomed the nation’s top consumer financial watchdog to a hearing Wednesday by expressing surprise he showed up, and hoped he never does so again.
The nearly five hours of questioning that followed marked a new level of hostility in the sharply partisan battle over a controversial agency.
“I believe the president is clearly justified in dismissing you and I call upon the president … to do just that, and to do it immediately,” Rep. Jeb Hensarling (R-Texas) told Richard Cordray, director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.
President Trump on Wednesday said his predecessor's national security advisor might have committed a crime when she asked government analysts to disclose the names of Trump associates documented in intelligence reports.
Trump made the accusation in an interview with the New York Times and would not say if he reviewed new intelligence to support his claim. He told the Times he would say more “at the right time.”
“I think it's going to be the biggest story,” Trump said. “It's such an important story for our country and the world. It is one of the big stories of our time.”