World / Politics Jul 16, 2019

Trump taps Mark Esper to be defense chief, succeeding Jim Mattis

President Donald Trump on Monday asked the Senate to confirm Mark Esper as the successor to former Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, whose resignation last December opened an unprecedented period of senior-level instability at the Pentagon. The moment the nomination was received by the Senate on ...

Democrats say Trump is 'plunging country into chaos'

World / Politics Dec 25, 2018

Democrats say Trump is 'plunging country into chaos'

U.S. Democratic leaders charged Monday that President Donald Trump was "plunging the country into chaos" with multiple crises and said he was offering no way to end a government shutdown. Nancy Pelosi, who takes over next month as House speaker, and Chuck Schumer, the top ...