The Government looks set to unveil an unprecedented income-support scheme in the coming days in which it will pay 75% or 80% of the wages of the thousands of workers who have lost and will lose their jobs amid the Covid-19 crisis.
Mon, 23 Mar, 2020
US government officials said they are crafting a new legislative package aimed at closing immigration "loopholes" following the president's calls for Republican lawmakers to immediately pass a border bill using the "Nuclear Option if necessary" to muscle it through.
Tue, 03 Apr, 2018
Donald Trump has engaged in a furious exchange of tweets and counter-tweets with a Republican senator, saying he "couldn't get elected dog catcher" while the congressman fired back that the president was "utterly untruthful".
Tue, 24 Oct, 2017
The US president, Donald Trump, will begin a major push, next week, to convince the American public of the need for tax reform, shifting his focus to fiscal policy in an effort to win a big legislative victory by the end of the year, it has been reported.
Sat, 26 Aug, 2017
Donald Trump's national security adviser has insisted the US president's revelations to Russian officials about the terrorist threat from Islamic State were "wholly appropriate" and amounted to a routine sharing of information.
Tue, 16 May, 2017
Donald Trump has tweeted that the US government "needs a good shutdown" in September to fix a "mess" in the Senate, signalling his displeasure with a temporary spending Bill that Republican congressional leaders - and the president himself - are praising as a major accomplishment.
Tue, 02 May, 2017
The top Senate Republican says that Congress will investigate a CIA assessment that Russia interfered in the November election on behalf of Donald Trump, an intelligence conclusion that the incoming commander in chief has called "ridiculous".
Mon, 12 Dec, 2016
Barack Obama has vetoed a bill that would have allowed the families of 9/11 victims to sue the government of Saudi Arabia, setting up the possibility the US Congress may override his veto for the first time in his presidency.
Sat, 24 Sep, 2016
Thu, 21 Jul, 2016
Mon, 06 Jun, 2016
Having cemented a remarkable triumph as his party’s presumptive nominee Donald Trump, the billionaire businessman, vowed to unite the splintered Republican party, even as he was bitingly dismissive of members who have been critical of his campaign.
Fri, 06 May, 2016
Mon, 15 Feb, 2016
President Barack Obama said he has heard the message from voters who put Republicans in power in the US Senate and extended their majority in the House of Representatives in a mid-term election that was a clear repudiation of his leadership.
Thu, 06 Nov, 2014