Trump met with Chinese delegates to discuss trade.
American and Chinese trade negotiators are pushing hard to get a deal, but a major sticking point remains: ensuring China honors any promises it makes.
Saudi Arabia has many possible motives for pursuing nuclear power.
Exporting nuclear technology is lucrative, but without strict safeguards, buyers could divert it into bomb programs. Why is Saudi Arabia shopping for nuclear power, and should the US provide it?
Sarah Isgur Flores, Justice Department spokeswoman, being interviewed by CNN’s Chris Cuomo in 2018.
CNN has just announced it has hired a former Trump administration official to help direct political coverage. A storm of criticism ensued. But political hacks have long found a home in journalism.
Severe malnutrition, like this Yemeni boy experienced, is one of the results of the Yemen conflict.
The US has supported a Saudi-led military coalition that has inflicted profound and deadly damage on Yemen. A Senate vote could end what a human rights scholar says is US complicity in genocide.
Trump declared a national emergency in order to build a wall.
AP Photo/ Evan Vucci
History shows that Congress can play an important role in checking a president's power.
Donald Trump meets with Kim Jong Un in Singapore, 2018.
AP Photo/Evan Vucci
Relying only on sanctions against North Korea may not be a productive way to get the country to give up its nuclear arms. Offering relief and aid may be more effective.
Protesters depicting detainees of the U.S. detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis
Alleged 'enemy combatants' held at Guantánamo Bay who went on hunger strikes to protest their indefinite detention were force-fed by the US military. Today, ICE is force-feeding immigrant detainees.
Russian President Vladimir Putin, left, speaks to Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu.
Alexei Nikolsky, Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP
A Cold War era treaty helped dismantle more than 2,500 missiles between the US and Russia.
Lennie Skutnik, center front, at Reagan’s State of the Union address.
Since 1982, presidents have invited special guests to the State of the Union who they believe embody values around which the nation can rally.
U.S. President Donald Trump is seen visiting the California town of Paradise that was devastated by forest fires. Trump has threatened to use funds allocated for disaster relief to pay for his border wall.
(AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
Donald Trump has threatened to use funds allocated for disaster relief to fund his border wall. It's time to rethink how we frame disasters to stop politicians from using them for political gain.
Jared Kushner speaks about criminal justice reform.
It's not so unusual that Democrats and Republicans converge on criminal justice, at least on the surface. Deep disagreements still remain.
Biscuit Brook, a popular fly fishing spot in New York’s Catskill Mountains.
The Trump administration wants to end federal protection under the Clean Water Act for many small streams and wetlands. But as a geoscientist explains, these are critical parts of large river systems.
A hallowed chamber for an important address.
AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite
As Trump prepares to deliver his delayed State of the Union address, here's what four economists had to say about the state of the union.
President Donald Trump speaks in the Rose Garden.
AP Photo/ Evan Vucci
Research on the psychology of politics reveals that when issues are framed in terms of moral right and wrong, the possibility of compromise becomes very small.
Wall Street traders aren’t the only ones who rely on government economic data.
AP Photo/Richard Drew
The government collects reams of economic data that are vital to the functioning of companies, policymakers and even families.
A TSA employee visits a food pantry.
AP Photo/Patrick Semansky
In these cases, what matters is how much pressure an employer puts on their employee to do the work.
One of the more visible impacts of the shutdown is garbage piling up in parks.
AP Photo/Andrew Harnik
The shutdown is highlighting the crucial role government plays in the lives of citizens and businesses, offering a reminder of its fundamental value to the economy.
Ilhan Omar, a newly elected Democratic congresswoman from Minnesota, joins other Democrats during a news conference in Washington on Jan. 4 about the introduction of the ‘For the People’ Act.
(AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
The Democratic party needs a revised image, grounded in a new reality, that will address basic issues of inequality, access and fairness.
Russian President Vladimir Putin, right, makes a statement, as U.S. President Donald Trump, left, looks on.
AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais
Confidentiality is written into the code of ethics that governs the profession. Will Congress force them to break it to learn the contents of Trump’s private meetings?
Trump recently called the border a crisis during a televised address.
AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster
Trump and other leaders use the word 'crisis' to claim there's an emergency that demands urgent action. A leadership expert explains how to evaluate those claims.