Senate advances on healthcare and votes to open debate
2017-07-26 07:17:58 UTC
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Senate Republicans narrowly agreed to open debate on a bill to repeal Obamacare, but the party's seven-year effort to roll back President Obama's signature healthcare law still faces significant hurdles.
Jeff Sessions has no intention of resigning
2017-07-25 17:18:44 UTC
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Attorney General Sessions' allies say President Trump is carrying out a deliberate public campaign to pressure him to quit, rather than fire him outright, but the country's top lawyer has no intention of resigning.
Trump's son-in-law says he "did not collude" with Russia
2017-07-24 16:07:58 UTC
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Jared Kushner, President Donald Trump's son-in-law and a senior White House adviser, said on Monday he "did not collude" with Russia, as he prepared to appear before a Senate panel probing alleged Russian meddling in last ye...
US President Trump: I have "the complete power to pardon"
2017-07-22 17:19:22 UTC
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Washington Post reported on Thursday that Trump had inquired about his authority to issue pardons to aides, family members and perhaps himself as Mueller’s Russia probe widens.
Trump cited his power to pardon in the s...
Trump Jr.'s Natalia Veselnitskaya has ties to Russian spy agency
2017-07-21 16:20:59 UTC
MOSCOW - The Russian lawyer who met Donald Trump Jr. counted Russia's FSB security service (Successor of the KGB) among her clients for years, Russian court documents seen by Reuters show.
The documents show that the lawyer, Natalia Veselnitska...
O.J. Simpson wins parole, soon out of prison
2017-07-20 20:44:07 UTC
LOS ANGELES/NEW YORK (Reuters) - O.J. Simpson will walk out of prison in October after nine years behind bars, but he is far from free of his financial woes.
The 70-year-old football star, who won his release from a Nevada parole board on Thurs...
Senator John McCain of Arizona found to have brain cancer
2017-07-20 01:43:03 UTC
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Senator John McCain, the 2008 Republican presidential nominee known for political independence during more than three decades in the Senate, has been diagnosed with an aggressive form of brain cancer, his office said on...
Obamacare repeal would leave 32 million more uninsured
2017-07-19 22:58:36 UTC
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Thirty-two million Americans would lose their health insurance by 2026 if Obamacare is repealed without a replacement, the U.S. Congressional Budget Office reported late on Wednesday as President Donald Trump pushed fellow S...
Donald Trump Jr. and Paul Manafort will testify in Congress
2017-07-19 22:22:30 UTC
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Donald Trump Jr. and President Trump's former campaign chairman Paul Manafort are scheduled to testify publicly on Capitol Hill next week as part of investigations into Russian meddling in the 2016 election.
U.S. Senator ...
Republicans in chaos over healthcare legislation
2017-07-18 18:40:01 UTC
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republicans in the U.S. Congress were in chaos over healthcare legislation after a second attempt to pass a bill in the Senate collapsed late on Monday.
"Regretfully, it is now apparent that the effort to repeal and imme...
Trump uses 'small dollar' donors for his son's legal expenses
2017-07-15 23:45:40 UTC
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Donald Trump's campaign paid $50,000 to the law office now representing Donald Trump Jr. a little more than a week before news surfaced of an unreported meeting with a Russian attorney that has prompted new accusations of co...
Ex-Soviet counter-intelligence officer participated Trump Jr. meeting
2017-07-14 20:48:46 UTC
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A former Soviet counter-intelligence official attended a meeting with senior aides to U.S. President Donald Trump, including his son, and a Russian lawyer, the Associated Press and NBC News reported on Friday, adding to alle...
Clinton on Being President: "It's About the People, Not About You"
2017-07-14 07:58:58 UTC
DALLAS (Reuters) - Former U.S. presidents George W. Bush and Bill Clinton told a forum in Dallas on Thursday that they were able to forge mutual bonds of respect and friendship because the other had been gracious in victory and respectful of presi...
Trump Jr. may have violated U.S. election law: Experts
2017-07-12 17:33:16 UTC
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Donald Trump Jr.'s meeting with a woman he was told was a Russian government lawyer who had incriminating information about Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton that could help his father's presidential campaign could lead inv...
Trump must lance the boil and resign
2017-07-12 05:43:50 UTC
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Fresh off one foreign trip and preparing for another, Donald Trump was enjoying a period of relative calm - until the White House was rocked by a fresh controversy over contacts between the president's campaign and Russia.
Trump Jr Met Russian Offering Dirt on Clinton: "I Love It"
2017-07-11 18:08:42 UTC
WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump's eldest son eagerly agreed to meet with a woman he was told was a Russian government lawyer who might have information incriminating Democratic rival Hillary Clinton as part of Russian government support for hi...
TRUMP: “What do you have to lose?” Just your healthcare
2017-07-11 01:22:41 UTC
Donald Trump asked Senate Republicans to introduce a healthcare bill with “more heart.” They didn’t.
The senators’ draft legislation, introduced last Thursday, will strip tens of millions of low-income and middle-class Americans of their health...
Trump's son met Russian lawyer to receive damaging information on Hillary Clinton
2017-07-10 06:05:38 UTC
President Donald Trump's son, Donald Trump Jr., agreed to meet with a Kremlin-linked lawyer during the 2016 election campaign after being promised damaging information about Hillary Clinton, the New York Times reported on Sunday, citing three advi...
World leaders see no value in dealing with the US president
2017-07-09 15:54:58 UTC
HAMBURG — German Chancellor Angela Merkel said she was pleased that all Group of 20 members besides the United States had agreed in a communique that the Paris climate accord was irreversible.
"I think it's very clear that we could not reach co...
U.S. considers military options against North Korea
2017-07-05 22:30:56 UTC
UNITED NATIONS — The United States cautioned on Wednesday it was ready to use force if need be to stop North Korea's nuclear missile program but said it preferred global diplomatic action against Pyongyang for defying world powers by test launchin...
President of the United States is Trying to Divide Europe
2017-07-05 22:02:32 UTC
WARSAW — U.S. far-right nationalist President Donald Trump will get a chance to patch up trans-Atlantic ties this week when he meets with NATO allies still rattled by his failure on an earlier trip to embrace the principle that an attack against o...
Germany: U.S. No Longer a 'Friend' in Merkel's Agenda
2017-07-03 16:06:40 UTC
BERLIN — In their campaign program for the German election, Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives have dropped the term "friend" in describing the relationship with the United States.
Four years ago, the joint program of her Christian Democr...
Trump Encourages Violence Against Reporters
2017-07-02 16:20:41 UTC
BRIDGEWATER, N.J. — President Donald Trump stepped up his feud with the media on Sunday by tweeting a mock video of himself tackling and repeatedly striking a man with a CNN logo super-imposed in place of the person's head, followed by a logo ...
US President Trump tried to blackmail the hosts of MSNBC's “Morning Joe”
2017-06-30 20:05:21 UTC
WASHINGTON — Two television hosts assailed by Donald Trump questioned his mental health on Friday and charged that the White House had tried unsuccessfully to get them to apologize to the president for unfavorable coverage in exchange for his gett...
A Lowbrow President in Oval Office Embarrasses America Again
2017-06-29 19:38:20 UTC
U.S. President Donald Trump assailed a woman TV news host in highly personal terms on Thursday, calling her "crazy" and alleging she had been bleeding at one point from a facelift, in a Twitter attack that drew strong criticism including from fell...