President Trump will be among friends Thursday when he speaks to the 66th annual National Prayer Breakfast, an event dominated by staunch supporters -- evangelical Christians. VOA White House correspondent Peter Heinlein explains why Trump, a man who faces many allegations about his moral character, is revered by America’s religious conservatives.
U.S. lawmakers grilled Trump administration officials Tuesday on the U.S. presence in Afghanistan, saying the new White House strategy is inconsistent and and is not producing results. The comments, at a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing, reflect growing frustration about the U.S.-led war, which is entering its 17th year, as VOA's Bill Gallo reports.
The U.S. Congress appeared no closer to finding a way forward on an immigration deal securing the status of 1.8 million undocumented immigrants brought to the U.S. as children Tuesday, even as leaders negotiated an end to the long-running budget stalemate. VOA’s Congressional correspondent Katherine Gypson reports on an unpredictable day in Washington.