Politics

Once on the outside, conservative Koch network warms to Trump
Posted on June 27, 2017 at 1:07 pm

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Reuters) - At a glitzy weekend gathering of donors to the powerful Koch brothers' network, much of the talk was about the conservative political group's criticism of the healthcare bill moving through the U.S. Senate. […]

Republican leaders in fierce push for Senate healthcare vote
Posted on June 27, 2017 at 12:47 pm

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican leaders were in a fierce push on Tuesday to shore up support for a healthcare bill in the U.S. Senate after the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office said 22 million Americans would lose insurance over the next decade under the measure. […]

Iran's Zarif: 'regrettable' that U.S. Supreme Court revived U.S. travel ban
Posted on June 27, 2017 at 12:33 pm

BERLIN (Reuters) - Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Tuesday said it was regrettable that the U.S. Supreme Court revived part of a U.S. travel ban imposed on citizens from six majority Muslim countries, and said it could fuel extremism in the region. […]

Image of the United States has plunged under Trump, survey shows
Posted on June 27, 2017 at 11:28 am

BERLIN (Reuters) - The image of the United States has deteriorated sharply across the globe under President Donald Trump and an overwhelming majority of people in other countries have no confidence in his ability to lead, a survey from the Pew Research Center showed. […]

Supreme Court breathes new life into Trump's travel ban
Posted on June 27, 2017 at 9:27 am

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday handed a victory to President Donald Trump by reviving parts of a travel ban on people from six Muslim-majority countries that he said is needed for national security but that opponents decry as discriminatory. […]

Trump son-in-law Kushner hires prominent trial lawyer: NYT
Posted on June 27, 2017 at 7:28 am

(Reuters) - President Donald Trump's son-in-law and adviser, Jared Kushner, has hired a prominent trial lawyer to help represent him in inquiries linked to Russia, the New York Times reported on Monday citing another member of his legal team. […]

Trump urges India's Modi to fix deficit, but stresses strong ties
Posted on June 27, 2017 at 2:05 am

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump urged Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to do more to relax Indian trade barriers on Monday during talks in which both leaders took great pains to stress the importance of a strong U.S.-Indian relationship. […]

Trump high court pick Gorsuch shows conservative credentials
Posted on June 27, 2017 at 1:10 am

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - In less than three months, President Donald Trump's nominee to the U.S. Supreme Court, Justice Neil Gorsuch, is already staking out ground on the court's right, adding his voice to the biggest controversies including Trump's travel ban targeted at six Muslim-majority countries, gun control, religious rights and gay rights. […]

Russia sanctions bill remains stalled in U.S. Congress
Posted on June 27, 2017 at 12:40 am

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. lawmakers said on Monday they did not know when legislation to impose new sanctions on Russia might come up for a vote in the House of Representatives, and the White House said it had concerns about the measure. […]

White House spokesman Spicer draws heat off camera
Posted on June 26, 2017 at 10:55 pm

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - White House spokesman Sean Spicer drew the ire of some reporters on Monday for banning cameras from daily press briefings as part of what Spicer called an effort to vary the routine. […]

Senate GOP health-care bill appears in deeper trouble following new CBO report
Posted by Amy Goldstein on January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am

Analysts estimate plan would cause 22 million more uninsured Americans by 2026 while cutting federal spending $321 billion. […]

The Energy 202: Democratic senators call for removal of Energy official who called WWII internment 'necessary'
Posted by Dino Grandoni on January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am

In a scathing retort sent to Energy Secretary Rick Perry, five Democratic senators, led by Mazie K. Hirono of Hawaii, said: “The internment was not ‘necessary,’ it was ‘wrong.’&rdquo […]

The Finance 202: As health-care bill teeters, GOP donors eye a tax rewrite on deck
Posted by Tory Newmyer on January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am

Investors have been losing patience with an all-GOP government’s inability to execute on health care, mostly because it has stalled progress on its second one: tax reform. […]

White House says Syria's Assad preparing another chemical attack, warns of 'heavy' penalty
Posted by Abby Phillip on January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am

The U.S. said it has detected evidence that Assad is preparing for another chemical weapons attack. […]

The 5 factions that could kill Senate Republicans' health-care bill before it even gets a vote
Posted by Amber Phillips on January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am

The no-repeal, no-deal GOP senators, the keep-the-rug senators, and on it goes […]

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