White House hopeful Joe Biden on Sunday branded Donald Trump's moves to fill a Supreme Court vacancy less than two months before the US presidential election an abuse of power, as some of the president's own party also objected.
United States President Donald Trump has confirmed he recommended former Republican presidential hopeful Herman Cain for a seat on the Federal Reserve Board. Mr Trump told reporters at the White House Mr Cain is undergoing background checks to join America's central bank.
George Herbert Walker Bush, the World War II veteran who was elected the 41st president of the United States and fathered the nation's 43rd, died late Friday at the age of 94, his family announced in a statement. The Republican spent decades serving in government before ascending to the nation's highest office, having served as United Nations ambassador, CIA chief and vice president under Ronald Reagan, a towering political figure still venerated by the GOP.
Andrew McCabe, the FBI's No. 2 official whom President Donald Trump publicly criticized for alleged political bias and reportedly wanted fired, stepped down from the bureau Monday, weeks ahead of his retirement. The move followed months of blistering criticism by Trump and his Republican allies that McCabe, 49, was an anti-Trump partisan. Recent reports said McCabe had been pressured to leave the bureau.