Politics

  • Trump Presumed to Create Chaos in Iran Nuclear Deal
    Trump_presumed_to_create_chaos_in_iran_nuclear_deal 2017-10-06 00:20:55 UTC
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - US President Donald Trump is expected to announce soon that he will decertify the landmark international deal to curb Iran’s nuclear program, a senior administration official said on Thursday, in a step that potentially coul...
  • Rex Tillerson says he has never considered leaving his post
    Rex_tillerson_says_he_has_never_considered_leaving_his_post 2017-10-04 15:25:42 UTC
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Wednesday he had never considered resigning from his post, saying he was as committed to President Donald Trump’s agenda as much today as he was when he first came into office. ...
  • Wisconsin, Michigan among states targeted by Russia to elect Trump
    Wisconsin__michigan_among_states_targeted_by_russia_to_elect_trump 2017-10-04 05:02:17 UTC
    (Reuters) - Russia-linked Facebook ads during last year’s U.S. presidential election mainly focussed on the states of Michigan and Wisconsin, CNN reported on Tuesday. The ads targeted key demographic groups and used divisive messages including ...
  • Nobody's in Control of Populist Republican Movement
    Nobodys_in_control_trump_strange 2017-10-02 14:23:58 UTC
    Seven years after Republicans first seized on the unruly rise of the Tea Party as a vehicle for winning elections, GOP leaders are confronting a stark reality: They have lost all control and comprehension of the populist movement they were suppose...
  • Trump Undermines Tillerson's Diplomacy
    Trump_tillerson 2017-10-02 13:59:44 UTC
    In our combined 50-plus years at the State Department, neither of us ever witnessed as profound a humiliation as a sitting president handed his secretary of state Sunday morning. “I told Rex Tillerson, our wonderful Secretary of State, that he ...
  • Trump's Swamp: Extensive Use of Taxpayer-Funded Private Aircrafts
    Trump's_swamp-_extensive_use_of_taxpayer-funded_private_aircrafts 2017-09-30 05:17:01 UTC
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price resigned on Friday in an uproar over his use of costly private charter planes for government business. “Secretary of Health and Human Services Thomas Price offered his re...
  • Time for European Leadership with France and Germany at its Heart
    Time_for_european_visionary_leadership_with_france_and_germany_at_its_heart 2017-09-29 07:20:49 UTC
    German Chancellor Angela Merkel praised French President Emmanuel Macron’s ambitions for the European Union and said his ideas could be the foundation for “intense” Franco-German cooperation on the future of Europe. Macron reiterated his view t...
  • California moves its presidential primary from June to March
    California_moves_its_presidential_primary_from_june_to_march-_gov._jerry_brown 2017-09-28 07:14:57 UTC
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Reuters) - California will move its presidential primary from June to March under a bill signed on Wednesday by Democratic Governor Jerry Brown, a change aimed at giving the liberal-leaning state more influence in choosing cand...
  • Trump's Tax Plan Will add Trillions of Dollars to the Debt
    Trump_undermines_trust_between_partners-_%22i_have_the_absolute_right%22 2017-09-28 06:48:39 UTC
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump proposed on Wednesday the biggest U.S. tax overhaul in three decades, calling for tax cuts for most Americans, but prompting criticism that the plan favors business and the rich and could add trillions...
  • KURDISTAN: Nearly 93 Percent of Kurds Voted for Independence
    Kurdistan_nearly_93_percent_of_kurds_voted_for_independence 2017-09-27 17:13:52 UTC
    KURDISTAN, ERBIL - Iraq's Kurds have voted to create an independent state, the High Elections and Referendum Commission said on Wednesday, in a referendum that has angered the Baghdad government and regional powers Turkey and Iran. Final result...
  • Trump: Republicans Have Votes to Pass Healthcare Later
    Trump_healthcare 2017-09-27 13:07:35 UTC
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republicans have enough support to pass their healthcare overhaul but not this week, President Donald Trump said on Wednesday, one day after Senate Republicans admitted defeat over their effort to repeal and replace Obamacar...
  • Trump's Tax Plan Proposes Deep Cuts, Lacks Revenue Details
    Trump_tax_plan 2017-09-27 12:52:02 UTC
    David Morgan WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump will call on Wednesday for slashing tax rates on businesses and the wealthy as part of a new tax plan that is likely to offer few details about how to pay for the cuts without expa...
  • Emmanuel Macron Sets Out Progressive Vision For EU
    Macron_sets_out_progressive_vision_for_eu 2017-09-26 16:47:29 UTC
    PARIS (Reuters) - French President Emmanuel Macron offered a sweeping vision for a renewal of Europe on Tuesday, calling for the EU to cooperate more closely on defense, immigration, tax and social policy, and for the single currency bloc to have ...
  • Iraq: Kurds Vote In Historic Independence Referendum
    Iraq-_kurds_vote_in_historic_independence_referendum 2017-09-27 16:32:33 UTC
    ERBIL, Iraq (Reuters) - Voting started on Monday in an independence referendum organized by the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) in northern Iraq, ignoring the threats of the Kurds’ neighbors and fears of further instability and violence across...
  • Merkel Wins German Election With Progressive Agenda
    Merkel_wins_german_election_with_progressive_agenda 2017-09-25 06:57:50 UTC
    BERLIN — German Chancellor Angela Merkel has claimed a mandate to form a new German government after her conservatives beat their rivals on Sunday to win her a fourth term. She conceded that her party "would have preferred a better result." But...
  • Senate Opposition to Obamacare Repeal Grows: Collins, Cruz, Lee Lean Against
    Cruz_obamacare_repeal 2017-09-24 18:06:35 UTC
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A proposal by U.S. Republicans to repeal and replace the Obamacare health insurance program suffered serious new setbacks within the party on Sunday, when Senator Ted Cruz expressed his opposition and Senator Susan Collins d...
  • Iran Tests New Missile After U.S. Criticism of Arms Program
    Iran_tests_new_missile 2017-09-23 17:51:48 UTC
    DUBAI (Reuters) - Iran said on Saturday it had successfully tested a new ballistic missile with a range of 2,000 km (1,200 miles) and would keep developing its arsenal, despite U.S. pressure to stop. The United States has imposed unilateral san...
  • Trump's Comments on Football Player Protests: NFL Pushes Back
    Kaepernick_knee_protest 2017-09-23 17:36:11 UTC
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - President Donald Trump’s call for National Football League owners to fire players who protest during the U.S. national anthem revealed an “unfortunate lack of respect” for the NFL and its players, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodel...
  • McCain Does Not Support New GOP Obamacare Repeal
    Mccain_does_not_support_new_gop_obamacare_repeal 2017-09-22 18:56:09 UTC
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Senator John McCain said on Friday that he would vote against a new Republican bill to dismantle Obamacare if it is brought onto the Senate floor next week, in a new setback for the proposal. “I cannot in good consci...
  • Trump: Turkish President Erdogan Gets 'Very High Marks'
    Trump_erdogan_un 2017-09-22 14:40:46 UTC
    President Donald Trump on Thursday said Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is “getting very high marks,” despite his increasingly autocratic behavior. “It’s a great honor and privilege — because he’s become a friend of mine — to introduce P...
  • Trump Staffers Looking for the Exits
    Trump_waves 2017-09-22 14:31:48 UTC
    A fast-growing number of White House staffers are starting to look for the exits, even though the one-year mark of President Donald Trump’s first term is still months away. Many who joined the administration in January did so with the explici...
  • North Korea Might Test H-Bomb in Pacific, Kim Jung-Un Insults Trump
    North_korea_h_bomb 2017-09-22 13:29:37 UTC
    SEOUL/NEW YORK (Reuters) - North Korea said on Friday it might test a hydrogen bomb over the Pacific Ocean after President Donald Trump vowed to destroy the reclusive country, with leader Kim Jong Un promising to make Trump pay dearly for his thre...
  • UN: Germany Condemns Trumpian "National Egoism"
    Un-__germany_slams_trump's_%22national_egoism%22_in_world_politics 2017-09-22 01:04:40 UTC
    German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel warned against "national egoism" in world politics on Thursday in his first speech at the United Nations General Assembly. "This worldview describes the world as an arena, a kind of battleground, in which ...
  • Facebook Provides Congress Over 3,000 Russian Bought Ads
    Facebook_provides_congress_over_3_000_russian_bought_ads 2017-09-21 20:09:00 UTC
    Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook’s chief executive, is planning to release the content of more than 3,000 ads purchased by Russian operatives during the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign, reversing a decision that had frustrated Capitol Hill investigators....
  • Why Trump is so Afraid of Mueller's Investigation
    Why_trump_is_so_afraid_of_mueller's_investigation 2017-09-21 18:51:38 UTC
    It’s been clear for months that special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation is also examining whether President Trump attempted to obstruct justice while he was in office. But of late, more and more specifics have emerged about just w...