The U.S. Senate remains divided over Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. Kavanaugh has denied an allegation by Christine Blasey Ford that he sexually assaulted her when they were teenagers in the 1980s. Ford and Democrats are seeking an FBI investigation into the alleged assault before she would testify at the Senate Judiciary Committee, while President Donald Trump and Republicans are so far resisting. More on the battle over Kavanaugh's nomination from VOA national correspondent Jim Malone.
President Donald Trump says the U.S. economy is the "envy of the world." And with the unemployment rate at an 18-year low, Republicans are counting on the improving U.S. economy to make their case with voters in crucial midterm elections in November. VOA's congressional correspondent Katherine Gypson traveled to North Dakota to see if the president's economic policies and congressional Republicans' tax cuts will make a difference with voters.
Defense secretary has become a focus in media stories in recent weeks about administration, particularly after release of a book this month by Watergate reporter Bob Woodward that portrayed Mattis privately disparaging Trump to associates