Author: KEVIN LIPTAK, CNN

Sondland testimony raises questions about Pence denials

A key witness testified in public on Wednesday that he expressed concerns to Vice President Mike Pence in September that U.S. aid to Ukraine was being tied to investigations into President Donald Trump's political rivals.

US-China trade deal negotiations hit another snag

President Donald Trump was supposed to sign a partial trade deal with Chinese President Xi Jinping next week, but negotiations over the final text have reached a rough patch, according to people familiar with the matter.

Republicans shrug off impeachment hearings

Heading into Wednesday's first public impeachment hearing, Republicans had argued the facts weren't there to impeach President Donald Trump. And they complained the proceedings were taking place behind closed doors.

'Anonymous' book excerpts describe Trump's toxic West Wing

President Donald Trump oversees a toxic West Wing and attempts to use his office to settle scores -- including with the state of California and former Vice President Joe Biden -- according to a new book by an anonymous author identified only as a senior administration official.

Pence: NBA akin to 'wholly owned subsidiary' of Beijing

Vice President Mike Pence on Thursday accused the National Basketball Association of acting "like a wholly owned subsidiary of the authoritarian regime" in China, in a speech that also chided Beijing for economic and human rights abuses.

Pence defends Trump over Ukraine call

Vice President Mike Pence claimed again Thursday he did not discuss former Vice President Joe Biden during a September meeting with the Ukrainian President -- but insisted the unfounded allegations against Biden and his son warranted an investigation.

Trump will skip UN climate summit

When President Donald Trump visits the UN on Monday, many of his fellow world leaders will be participating in a summit meant to address climate change. Trump won't be there.

Trump downplays whistleblower claims in Oval Office

President Donald Trump downplayed on Friday a complaint submitted by an intelligence whistleblower that reportedly involves Ukraine, claiming the complainant is partisan and his conversations with foreign leaders are

White House focuses on death penalty

The Trump administration is preparing a package of legislative measures responding to a spate of recent mass shootings, aides said Monday, even as White House and congressional staffs remain far apart on the best path forward.

Trump at G7: I believe 'China is sincere' on striking trade deal

Donald Trump's G7 summit, which began with trade strife and Iran discord, ended Monday with the President expressing enthusiastic optimism that a deal with China is near and the remarkable prospect he could meet in the coming weeks with his Iranian counterpart.