Trump pressured Mexico president to lie to the public
2017-08-03 17:25:11 UTC
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump pressured the Mexican president to stop voicing opposition in public to his plan to have Mexico pay for a border wall, according to transcripts of phone calls published on Thursday that gave an in...
Trump wants to cut legal immigration by 50 percent
2017-08-02 20:42:22 UTC
WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - After a crackdown on "Undocumented Immigrants" that has sharply reduced the number of border crossings from Mexico, U.S. President Donald Trump is now turning his attention to reducing the number of legal immigrants...
Apple bends to the will of China after Putin bans Apps
2017-08-02 19:47:45 UTC
Apple Conforms To Chinese Law Pulls Apps From China App Store As Russia Signs Law Banning Their Use.
Russia has signed a law banning the use of virtual private networks (VPNs) that enable users to gain access to websites banned in Russia.
Obama encouraging Deval Patrick to run for President in 2020
2017-08-02 07:27:28 UTC
Former President Obama and his advisers are reportedly urging former Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick (D) to run for president in 2020, according to Politico Magazine.
Obama, a personal friend of Patrick, has privately encouraged him to consid...
Head of the Coast Guard to transgender personnel: I will not break faith and turn my back
2017-08-01 19:58:24 UTC
The head of the Coast Guard is pledging he “will not break faith” with transgender personnel, marking the strongest rebuttal yet by a leader of the armed forces to President Donald Trump's declaration that he wants to ban all transgender troops.
U.S. auto sales fall for fifth straight month in July
2017-08-01 17:48:21 UTC
DETROIT (Reuters) - U.S. carmakers said on Tuesday they continued to slash low-margin sales to daily rental fleets in July as General Motors, Ford and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles struggled to curb a slide in retail sales during the month.
New WH chief John Kelly was considering resignation after Comey's firing
2017-08-01 06:00:03 UTC
Then-Homeland Security Secretary and current White House chief of staff John Kelly called up James Comey the day he was fired as FBI Director, telling him he was upset and considering resigning, according to CNN's Shimon Prokupecz and Pamela Brown...
Trump's Anthony Scaramucci out!
2017-07-31 19:56:55 UTC
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump has decided to remove Anthony Scaramucci from his job as communications director, the New York Times reported on Monday, citing three unidentified people close to the decision.
News of Scaramuc...
National politics shape the Attorney General races In U.S.
2017-07-31 18:57:07 UTC
(Reuters) - Four years ago, Frances Broaddus-Crutchfield, 74, gave $500 to the campaign of Virginia's Democratic Attorney General Mark Herring.
This election cycle, the lifelong Democrat who lives on a farm in Powhatan County, Virginia, upped t...
Putin: 755 US diplomatic staff have to leave Russia
2017-07-31 04:47:52 UTC
MOSCOW (Reuters) - President Vladimir Putin said Russia will expel 755 U.S. diplomatic staff and could consider imposing additional measures against the United States as a response to new U.S. sanctions, although not for now.
Moscow ordered the...
Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg: We need to start paying women well
2017-07-31 04:47:45 UTC
LONDON (Reuters) - Facebook Inc Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg called on governments and companies to do more to close the gender pay gap on Sunday and said both girls and boys should be encouraged to become leaders from an early age.
Which U.S. cities is North Korea capable to hit?
2017-07-30 07:03:29 UTC
<blockquote><h3>North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has claimed his country could strike any target in the US after its latest intercontinental ballistic missile test. How true are his claims, and what actually is the reach of these ICBMs?</h3>
Only 29 percent of Americans want Congress to "continue working on a new healthcare bill"
2017-07-30 03:41:33 UTC
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A majority of Americans are ready to move on from healthcare reform at this point after the U.S. Senate's effort to dismantle Obamacare failed on Friday, according to an exclusive Reuters/Ipsos opinion poll released on Saturda...
Tesla delivers the first 30 of its Model 3 cars in California
2017-07-30 16:01:45 UTC
FREMONT, Calif. (Reuters) - Tesla Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk said on Friday the Model 3 had over half a million advance reservations as he handed over the first 30 to employee buyers, setting the stage for the biggest test yet of the compan...
Elizabeth Warren called on Federal Reserve to remove members of Wells Fargo's board
2017-07-29 04:06:47 UTC
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren called on Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen to remove members of Wells Fargo & Co's board after revelations the company improperly charged customers for auto insurance.
In a letter sent Frid...
Stephen Colbert brings a Trump cartoon character to Showtime
2017-07-29 01:08:52 UTC
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Trump is returning to television - this time as a cartoon character in a Showtime series produced by television talk show host Stephen Colbert.
The yet-to-be-titled 10-episode series will make its debut in the fall, the ...
Kathryn Bigelow: Racially charged 'Detroit' is a really important story that needs to be told
2017-08-05 18:52:00 UTC
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - As a white filmmaker from Northern California, Oscar-winning director Kathryn Bigelow was aware she may not be the "perfect person" to bring the racially charged story behind the 1967 Detroit riots to the big screen.
Scaramucci lashes colleagues in a profanity-laced tirade
2017-07-28 22:41:03 UTC
(Note: Strong language in paragraph 3)
By Steve Holland
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Open warfare erupted inside President Donald Trump's inner circle as his new communications director, Anthony Scaramucci, attacked senior White House colleagues in ...
Trump replaced Reince Priebus after only six months on the job
2017-07-28 23:28:53 UTC
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump replaced his beleaguered White House chief of staff, Reince Priebus, after only six months on the job on Friday, installing retired General John Kelly in his place in a major shakeup of his top te...
Repeal Fails: President Obama’s Health Law Will Stay
2017-07-30 03:51:28 UTC
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. Senate led by Donald Trump's fellow Republicans dealt the president a harsh blow on Friday, failing to move ahead with a major campaign promise to dismantle Obamacare as they fell one vote short of passing healthcare ...
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...
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...
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.