The president has repeatedly emphasized oil, arms sales and dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi’s Saudi citizenship as reasons for moving slowly on investigations into his alleged killing and dismemberment at the hands of Saudi operatives.
The timing of the transfer raised questions about a potential payoff as Riyadh seeks to manage the blowback over allegations that Saudi agents were responsible for journalist Jamal Khashoggi's disappearance.
Democrats immediately seized on the Senate majority leader's comments, releasing statements casting them as indicative of Republicans’ plans to do away with protections for preexisting conditions should they keep control of the Senate.
By pushing hard for creative control and production credit, the 11-time Emmy winner and next recipient of the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor became a model for the wave of talented women who emerged on TV over the past decade-plus.
Warren (D-Mass.) is defending her release of a DNA test asserting she has a distant Native American ancestor even as the Cherokee Nation condemns her for it, Republicans mock her, and analysts wonder about damage to her presidential hopes.