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Trump Reaffirms Control of Republican Party, Hints at 2024 Run

Donald Trump slammed President Joe Biden’s policies and reaffirmed leadership of the Republican Party at the Conservative Political Action Conference in Florida on Sunday, his first major speech after leaving office. He hinted but did not confirm whether he will run again in 2024. White House Correspondent Patsy Widakuswara has the story.  

US Bans 76 Saudis Over Khashoggi Murder

US intelligence agencies released a report to Congress on Friday concluding that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman approved an operation in 2018 in Istanbul, Turkey, 'to capture or kill' Jamal Khashoggi, a Saudi journalist and US resident.  VOA’s Senior Diplomatic Correspondent Cindy Saine reports on reaction to the long-awaited report.
Producer: Bakhtiyar Zamanov

Biden Orders Review to Shore Up US Supply Chain Resiliency

President Joe Biden signed an executive order on Wednesday for a government review of global supply chains and potential US vulnerabilities in key industries, including computer chips, electric vehicle batteries, pharmaceuticals and critical minerals used in electronics. White House correspondent Patsy Widakuswara has this report.

Senate Confirms Biden's Pick for US Ambassador to UN 

The Senate has confirmed career diplomat Linda Thomas-Greenfield as the United States Permanent Representative to the United Nations. Thomas-Greenfield is likely to be tested by countries like China at the world body, VOA's Senior Diplomatic Correspondent Cindy Saine reports.

US Lawmakers Seek Answers on Capitol Security Breach

For the first time Tuesday, U.S. lawmakers heard details from top security officials about the failures on January 6 when pro-Trump rioters breached the Capitol. As VOA’s congressional correspondent Katherine Gypson reports, security officials told lawmakers there were numerous law enforcement missteps that day.Camera: Mike Burke   Produced by: Katherine Gypson

US Lawmakers Weigh Biden Attorney General Nominee

U.S. Attorney General nominee Judge Merrick Garland told lawmakers Monday an investigation into the January 6th riot at the US Capitol will be his first priority if confirmed. VOA’s congressional correspondent Katherine Gypson has more on President Joe Biden’s pick to be the nation’s top law enforcement officer.Camera: Mike Burke  Produced by: Katherine Gypson

US Ready to Engage with Iran for JCPOA

The United States says it is ready to talk to Iran about the possibility of reviving a 2015 agreement intended to prevent Tehran from developing nuclear weapons. Former U.S. President Donald Trump abandoned the deal nearly three years ago. VOA’s Penny Dixon has more.
Producer: Rod James

Biden’s Immigration Reform Faces Steep Challenges

Democrats in Congress introduced a bill Thursday based on the Biden administration’s immigration priorities that would provide a path to citizenship for 11 million undocumented immigrants. Meanwhile, officials will begin processing Central American asylum-seekers who were turned back and forced to remain in Mexico under a controversial Trump-era policy that has been revoked. White House Correspondent Patsy Widakuswara has the story. 

What’s Next for Trump in American Politics?

Former President Donald Trump is out of office, but not out of politics. He remains popular among Republicans and is now picking fights with some top leaders in a battle for control of the Republican Party. White House Correspondent Patsy Widakuswara has the story.  

First Ladies Exert 'Soft Power' with Fashion Choices

First ladies are not elected, but once their husband becomes president, they are expected to represent the nation and to look good while doing it. Although they have no overt political power, VOA's Dora Mekouar reports that modern first spouses have turned to "fashion diplomacy" to get their point across. 
Camera: Mike Burke 

Politics Determines Legal Strategy for Impeachment Sides

Saturday’s vote at the Senate impeachment trial of former U.S. President Donald Trump took place after four days of hearing from lawyers for the House of Representatives who prosecuted the case against him, and lawyers who defended him. VOA’s Steve Redisch examines how politics shaped the strategies behind both sides’ arguments.Produced by: Mary C 

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