The Russian Foreign Ministry called for an immediate meeting of the U.N. Security Council after President Vladimir Putin declared the U.S. attack a violation of international law. Russia also said it was suspending an agreement meant to minimize the risk of in-flight incidents between U.S. and Russian aircraft operating over Syria.
Officials said the United States was justified in targeting the Shayrat air base that was used to launch a chemical weapons attack that killed scores of men, women and children in Syria’s Idlib province Tuesday.
It is not yet clear when President Trump decided to launch the strike or which countries were informed. Whatever the circumstances or rationale, China's president does not like surprise and the surprise U.S. military move is not going to be popular — at all.
The confirmation of Neil Gorsuch ends a year-long fight by Republicans and represents a major victory for President Trump. It also marks a significant accomplishment for Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, who refused to consider President Barack Obama’s nominee after Justice Antonin Scalia died in February 2016.
The new justice is likely to consider how voting rights should be protected and to weigh in on whether to expand the breadth of the Second Amendment. He may even cast the deciding vote in a major case on the separation of church and state.
Unless Republicans want to blow up Senate rules even further, it's very likely that for the next two-ish years of this Congress, Trump's proposals will be dead on arrival in a severely partisan Senate.
The agency had demanded that the tech company release information to identify a vocal critic of President Trump. Twitter then filed a lawsuit to protest that order, saying that it violated the user's First Amendment right.