William Roberts

William Roberts

Racism

US House condemns Trump's racist attack on four congresswomen

The symbolic vote is aimed at shaming Trump and his fellow Republicans who stood by him after racist tweets.

US House condemns Trump's racist attack on four congresswomen

Racism

Trump faces US House vote on resolution condemning racist tweets

US president again doubles down on his racially charged tweets against four Democratic congresswomen of colour.

Trump faces US House vote on resolution condemning racist tweets

Mueller Probe

House panel authorises subpoenas for Kushner, other Trump aides

Vote gives committee chairman Nadler discretion on whether to subpoena a dozen current and former Trump advisers.

House panel authorises subpoenas for Kushner, other Trump aides

United States

Trump is turning US July 4th celebration into a 'political rally'

Critics accuse Trump of disregarding 'institutions, values and norms that have sustained' the United States for years.

Trump is turning US July 4th celebration into a 'political rally'

US-Mexico border

US House passes Senate border aid bill, sends to Trump

After abandoning effort to add additional migrant protections, Democrats 'reluctantly' pass Senate $4.6bn aid bill.

US House passes Senate border aid bill, sends to Trump

Immigration

US Senate passes its own $4.6bn border aid bill

Senate bill resembles the House measure, but has fewer restrictions on how the Trump administration could use the money.

US Senate passes its own $4.6bn border aid bill

Immigration

US House passes $4.5bn emergency border aid bill

Trump has threatened to veto bill as Senate prepares similar measure with fewer restrictions on how money can be spent.

US House passes $4.5bn emergency border aid bill

Iran

US senators caution Trump over escalating tensions with Iran

After Iran's downing of a US military drone, US politicians warn missteps on either side could widen the conflict.

US senators caution Trump over escalating tensions with Iran

United States

In another rebuke to Trump, Senate votes to block Saudi arms sale

US Senate rejects Trump's plan to bypass Congress to complete $8bn in arms sales to Saudi Arabia and other countries.

In another rebuke to Trump, Senate votes to block Saudi arms sale

United States

US Senate prepares new rebuke of Trump over Saudi arms sales

Anger rises over US president's bid to bypass congressional review amid doubts about handling of Iran and Yemen war.

US Senate prepares new rebuke of Trump over Saudi arms sales

Donald Trump

Trump official grilled over $8bn 'emergency' arms sale to Saudis

Democrats accuse Trump of creating a 'phony' emergency to bypass Congress to approve an $8bn arms sale to Saudi Arabia.

Trump official grilled over $8bn 'emergency' arms sale to Saudis

Mueller Probe

US House authorises court action to enforce Trump subpoenas

Measure grants clear authority to House Judiciary panel to seek court order enforcing its subpoenas related to Mueller.

US House authorises court action to enforce Trump subpoenas