Politics

Trump's travel ban faces U.S. Supreme Court showdown
Posted on April 22, 2018 at 12:05 pm

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The first big showdown at the U.S. Supreme Court over President Donald Trump's immigration policies is set for Wednesday when the justices hear a challenge to the lawfulness of his travel ban targeting people from several Muslim-majority countries. […]

In bumpy road to confirmation, Pompeo faces committee vote
Posted on April 22, 2018 at 12:02 pm

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Senate Foreign Relations Committee will vote on Monday on President Donald Trump's nominee to be secretary of state, CIA Director Mike Pompeo, who could be the first nominee for the position not to win support from the panel. […]

Romney fails to win GOP nomination for senate, heads to primary in November
Posted on April 22, 2018 at 10:24 am

(Reuters) - Mitt Romney's restart of his political career hit a roadblock Saturday. The 2012 Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts governor failed to win the Utah Republican Party's nomination, which means he must face 11 challengers in a June primary for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by retiring U.S. Sen. Orrin Hatch. […]

Treasury chief may visit China as trade tensions simmer
Posted on April 22, 2018 at 5:47 am

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said on Saturday he may travel to China, a move that could ease tensions between the world's two largest economies, as international policymakers acknowledged Beijing needs to change its trade practices. […]

Missouri governor charged with felony computer data tampering
Posted on April 21, 2018 at 6:39 pm

(Reuters) - Missouri Governor Eric Greitens, already facing an invasion-of-privacy trial next month in connection with an extramarital affair, was charged separately on Friday with felony computer tampering tied to his political fund-raising. […]

Democrats sue Russia, Trump campaign for alleged 2016 election conspiracy
Posted on April 21, 2018 at 3:45 pm

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Democratic Party sued the Russian government, U.S. President Donald Trump's campaign and WikiLeaks on Friday, charging that they carried out a wide-ranging conspiracy to influence the 2016 U.S. presidential election. […]

U.S. calls China, Russia, Iran, North Korea 'morally reprehensible' on rights
Posted on April 21, 2018 at 2:38 pm

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States labeled China, Russia, Iran and North Korea on Friday as "morally reprehensible" governments that it said violated human rights within their borders on a daily basis, making them "forces of instability". […]

U.S. President Trump to visit Britain mid-year, possibly July: reports
Posted on April 21, 2018 at 8:50 am

LONDON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump will visit Britain midway through 2018, possibly in July, British newspapers reported on Saturday, citing government sources in Washington and London. […]

Judge sees 'gaping holes' in Trump lawyer bid to delay Stormy Daniels lawsuit
Posted on April 21, 2018 at 6:33 am

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A federal judge on Friday signaled possible shortcomings in a request by Donald Trump's personal lawyer to delay adult-film actress Stormy Daniels' lawsuit over her alleged affair with the U.S. president, but stopped short of putting it on hold. […]

Lawmakers propose giving top NY prosecutor power to bypass Trump pardons
Posted on April 20, 2018 at 6:21 pm

NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York state lawmakers on Friday introduced legislation to give the state's attorney general and other local prosecutors the power to bring criminal charges against people pardoned by U.S. President Donald Trump. […]

Michael Cohen, once at pinnacle of Trump’s world, now poses threat to it
Posted by Michael Kranish on January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am

The outcome of a criminal investigation into the president’s longtime lawyer could determine the fate of both men, who have relied heavily on each other for years. […]

DNC chairman defends lawsuit against Russia, Trump campaign, WikiLeaks
Posted by David Weigel on January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am

"It's hard to win elections when you have interference in elections.... I'm concerned that it's going to happen again. So, that's why we did it now." […]

Iran’s foreign minister warns nation will restart ‘nuclear activities’ if U.S. withdraws from accord
Posted by Karen DeYoung on January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am

Mohammad Javad Zarif said Sunday that “Iran has many options” should the Trump administration back out of the nuclear deal and that “those options are not pleasant.&rdquo […]

'You were the reason': Barbara and George Bush's love story remembered at her funeral
Posted by Rachel Siegel on January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am

The Bush marriage was the longest of any presidential couple at 73 years. They fell in love as teenagers in 1941. […]

Trump calls Comey a liar yet keeps citing him as a credible source
Posted by Callum Borchers on January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am

The president's selection of what to believe and disbelieve appears to be purely self-serving, rather than evidence-based. […]

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