Senate rejects Obamacare repeal again, eyes 'skinny' bill
2017-07-27 05:51:10 UTC
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Senate Republicans fell short again in their effort to end Obamacare, rejecting a measure to repeal large portions of former President Obama's signature law that has provided health insurance to millions of Americans.
Longtime soldier felt crushed by Trump's transgender ban
2017-07-27 03:58:36 UTC
TAMPA, Fla. (Reuters) - After 13 years of military service that included deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan, Indiana National Guard reservist Cameron St. Andrew felt crushed on Wednesday by President Donald Trump's decision to ban transgender sol...
US automakers expect a rougher ride for the rest of the year
2017-07-26 19:53:53 UTC
DETROIT (Reuters) - Ford Motor Co on Wednesday joined rival General Motors Co in reporting higher-than-expected second-quarter profits, and in the next breath warning of a rougher ride for the rest of the year.
Ford said full-year pre-tax profi...
Trump bans transgender people from military service
2017-07-26 17:42:29 UTC
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Reversing Obama's landmark decision, President Trump said he would not permit transgender people to serve in the U.S. military. Trump cited "tremendous medical costs and disruption," which critics condemned as "raw preju...
Republican & Democratic Senators on Trump: "I think he's crazy, I don't think he knows anything"
2017-07-26 02:33:11 UTC
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican U.S. Senator Susan Collins on Tuesday was recorded making critical comments about the Trump administration's understanding of the legislative process during a Senate subcommittee hearing.
Collins discussed Repu...
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.
Republicans block Democrats' bid that could show Trump financial ties to Kremlin
2017-07-25 18:26:54 UTC
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. House Republicans on Tuesday shot down a legislative effort by Democrats to obtain Treasury Department documents that could show any ties between the finances of President Donald Trump, his inner circle and the Russian ...
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.
McCain will return to Washington for a vote on healthcare
2017-07-25 02:28:16 UTC
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Republican Senator John McCain, who has been recuperating in Arizona after being diagnosed with brain cancer, will return to Washington for a vote on healthcare reform on Tuesday, his office said in a statement on Monda...
Trump is the President of the Midwest but not of the Coasts
2017-07-25 05:16:38 UTC
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- President Donald Trump, who has averaged 38.8% job approval since his inauguration, received approval ratings of 50% or higher in 17 states in the first half of 2017. Residents in an equal number of states gave him approval rat...
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...
Texas: Nine people were found dead in the back of a tractor-trailer
2017-07-24 01:11:01 UTC
SAN ANTONIO, Texas (Reuters) - At least nine men were found dead on Sunday alongside dozens of people discovered inside a sweltering tractor trailer parked at a Walmart store in San Antonio, Texas, in what authorities called a case of "ruthless" h...
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...
ExxonMobil Fined $2M for Russia Sanctions Breach Under CEO Tillerson
2017-07-22 08:02:32 UTC
<blockquote>Washington - The U.S. Treasury Department has fined ExxonMobil $2 million for violating U.S. sanctions against Russia three years ago, when Secretary of State Rex Tillerson served as the oil company’s CEO.
The Treasury said ExxonMo...
Russia's ambassador discussed Trump's campaign with Sessions
2017-07-22 07:34:18 UTC
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Russia's ambassador to Washington was overheard by U.S. spy agencies telling his bosses that he had discussed campaign-related matters, including issues important to Moscow, with Jeff Sessions during the 2016 presidential ra...
Ex-CIA Chief: Trump's comments are disgraceful and he should be ashamed of himself
2017-07-22 06:56:07 UTC
ASPEN, Colo. (Reuters) - Former CIA director John Brennan on Friday criticized as "disgraceful" President Donald Trump's efforts to play down U.S. intelligence agencies' assessment that Russia meddled in the 2016 U.S. election.
Sean Spicer quits as White House press secretary
2017-07-21 17:15:07 UTC
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - White House spokesman Sean Spicer resigned on Friday, ending a brief, turbulent tenure that gained global notoriety, after President Donald Trump named adviser and Wall Street financier Anthony Scaramucci as his top communic...
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...
To control Mueller, Trump wants to get rid of Sessions
2017-07-20 15:02:18 UTC
WASHINGTON - In an interview with New York Times, President Trump took on Robert S. Mueller III, the special counsel now leading the investigation into Russian meddling in last year’s election.
Asked if Mr. Mueller’s investigation would cross a...
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...
Trump taught his children: Fight dirty and win, no matter the cost
2017-07-19 22:11:23 UTC
Donald Trump taught his children to fight dirty and win, no matter the cost.
Decades before Donald Trump Jr. started making headlines as a First Son with a controversial record of meeting with Russian nationals, President Donald Trump‘s eldest...
US Supreme Court partly rejects Trump's excessive 'travel ban'
2017-07-19 22:49:38 UTC
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday declined for now to block a judge's ruling that prevented President Donald Trump's travel ban from being applied to grandparents of U.S. citizens.
But in a partial win for Trump, the cour...
Trump had undisclosed hour-long meeting with Putin at G20
2017-07-19 01:49:47 UTC
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin held a second, previously undisclosed conversation during a dinner for G20 leaders at a summit earlier this month in Germany, a White House official confirmed ...
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 ...