Politics

Voters head to polls in Alabama race with high stakes for Trump
Posted on December 12, 2017 at 11:03 am

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (Reuters) - Voters in Alabama were headed to the polls on Tuesday in a hard-fought U.S. Senate race in which President Donald Trump has endorsed fellow Republican Roy Moore, whose campaign has been clouded by allegations of sexual misconduct toward teenagers. […]

Doubts about U.S. State redesign deepen with erroneous comments
Posted on December 12, 2017 at 6:11 am

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson holds a town hall with staff on Tuesday amid skepticism about his planned agency reorganization that has been aggravated by his recent inaccurate comments about the State Department, a dozen current and former officials said. […]

Cuba tells U.S. suspension of visas is hurting families
Posted on December 12, 2017 at 4:54 am

HAVANA (Reuters) - Cuba told senior U.S. officials during talks on migration in Havana on Monday that the U.S. decision to suspend visa processing at its embassy on the island was "seriously hampering" family relations and other people exchanges. […]

Women accusing Trump of sexual misconduct seek congressional probe
Posted on December 12, 2017 at 2:11 am

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Three women who have accused U.S. President Donald Trump of sexual misconduct called on Monday for a congressional investigation into his behavior amid a wave of similar accusations against prominent men in Hollywood, the media and politics. […]

Judge tells ex-Trump adviser Manafort to stop communicating with media
Posted on December 12, 2017 at 12:35 am

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. federal judge on Monday issued a stern warning to President Donald Trump's former campaign manager Paul Manafort to refrain from making statements to the media that could harm his right to a fair trial. […]

U.S. military must accept transgender recruits by Jan. 1, judge rules
Posted on December 11, 2017 at 11:08 pm

(Reuters) - Transgender recruits will be able to join the U.S. military as of Jan. 1 after a federal judge on Monday denied a request by President Donald Trump's administration to enforce his ban on transgender troops while the government appeals an order blocking it. […]

Nuclear plan backer denies Inauguration Day text with top Trump aide
Posted on December 11, 2017 at 10:12 pm

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A company promoting a plan for the United States and Russia to jointly build nuclear reactors in the Middle East denied in a letter made public on Monday that its director received an Inauguration Day text message from incoming national security adviser Michael Flynn saying the project was "good to go." […]

U.S. Treasury tax study slammed as 'fake math' by Democrats
Posted on December 11, 2017 at 9:25 pm

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Treasury Department on Monday released a one-page analysis of the economic and fiscal impact of a Republican tax overhaul plan that was swiftly criticized by a number of tax experts and attacked as "fake math" by Democrats. […]

U.S. Treasury adds cash management measures due to debt limit
Posted on December 11, 2017 at 8:59 pm

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin on Monday announced cash management measures to avoid a U.S. default. […]

Nearly half of Americans still oppose Republican tax bill: Reuters/Ipsos poll
Posted on December 11, 2017 at 8:08 pm

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - As Republicans in the U.S. Congress rush to finish their tax plan, the legislation is not getting more popular with the public, with nearly half of Americans still opposed to it, according to a Reuters/Ipsos opinion poll released on Monday. […]

Obama and Biden join Trump in recording calls for Ala. Senate hopefuls
Posted by Sean Sullivan on January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am

Calls appear awkward for Democrat Doug Jones, who has tried to distance himself from national political ties. […]

Q&A for federal workers: Gift policies
Posted by Eric Yoder on January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am

Ethics policies can come into play when trading gifts at the holidays. […]

Inside Trump’s legal team: Trying to protect the president from Mueller’s ‘killers’
Posted by Philip Rucker on January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am

Trump’s lawyers in the Russia probe face criticism that they are outmatched, but the president has bonded with them and by most accounts is satisfied. […]

What Roy Moore tells us about the Republican Party
Posted by David A. Hopkins on January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am

Is it Mitch McConnell's party — or Sean Hannity's? […]

Obama campaigns for Doug Jones, but the Obama effect doesn't always extend beyond Obama
Posted by Eugene Scott on January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am

It will take more than Obama to get black voters to turn out. […]

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