Politics

Trump to release JFK files, subject to 'further information'
Posted on October 21, 2017 at 8:02 pm

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Saturday that, subject to receipt of further information, he planned to allow the opening of long-secret files on the November 1963 assassination of President John F. Kennedy due for release next week. […]

Federal judge in Hawaii expands block on Trump travel ban
Posted on October 21, 2017 at 3:58 pm

(Reuters) - A federal judge in Hawaii extended his halt of U.S. President Donald Trump's travel ban on citizens from six Muslim-majority countries. […]

Trump tax cut plan gains momentum after U.S. budget vote
Posted on October 21, 2017 at 2:38 pm

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump's tax reform plans won partial support on Friday when Republican U.S. Senator Rand Paul said he was "all in" for massive tax cuts, but the party was still far from united over how to achieve the main item on its domestic agenda. […]

Trump considers Fed's Powell, economist Taylor to lead central bank
Posted on October 21, 2017 at 1:19 pm

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump is considering nominating Federal Reserve Governor Jerome Powell and Stanford University economist John Taylor for the central bank's top two jobs, in an apparent bid to reassure markets and appease conservatives hungry for change. […]

Trump administration considers pausing U.S. refugee family reunification program
Posted on October 20, 2017 at 11:32 pm

NEW YORK (Reuters) - President Trump's administration has drafted a plan to pause a program that allows family members join refugees already settled in the United States until they can undergo increased security checks, two sources with knowledge of the situation told Reuters. […]

Trump says thinks Republicans have the votes to pass tax reform: Fox Business interview
Posted on October 20, 2017 at 9:45 pm

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday he thinks Republicans have the votes needed to pass a big tax cut package. […]

Partisan feud undercuts Trump-Russia probe, U.S. Democrats charge
Posted on October 20, 2017 at 8:27 pm

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democrats on a congressional panel say members of its Republican majority are trying to sabotage an investigation into suspected Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. election, raising concerns the two parties will reach contradictory conclusions. […]

Trump's Obamacare shift complicates ability to work with Democrats
Posted on October 20, 2017 at 5:40 pm

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump's disavowal this week of a bipartisan agreement to stabilize Obamacare has further eroded the already minimal trust congressional Democrats had in him, complicating prospects for gaining their cooperation on a range of issues. […]

Senate panel postpones hearing with Trump lawyer Cohen in Russia probe
Posted on October 20, 2017 at 4:45 pm

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Senate Intelligence Committee investigating U.S. allegations of Russian interference in the 2016 election said on Friday it had postponed a public hearing with Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump's lawyer, and it would be rescheduled. […]

Searching for Trump card, Democrats watch Virginia governor's race
Posted on October 20, 2017 at 3:54 pm

RICHMOND, Va. (Reuters) - Speaking as a folksy physician running for Virginia governor, Democrat Ralph Northam vowed in a recent campaign ad to fight Donald Trump on cuts to education funding, environmental protections and health care access. […]

‘My pain is everyday’: After Weinstein’s fall, Trump accusers wonder: Why not him?
Posted by Karen Tumulty on January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am

The latest scandal has renewed the frustrations of women who claim the man who now occupies the Oval Office harassed them. […]

Democrats ban some corporate donations while approving controversial new member list
Posted by David Weigel on January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am

The decisions were made at a busy and sometimes tense fall meeting of the DNC. […]

‘My pain is everyday’: After Weinstein’s fall, Trump accusers wonder: Why not him?
Posted by Karen Tumulty on January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am

The latest scandal has renewed the frustrations of women who claim the man who now occupies the Oval Office harassed them. […]

Trump says Russian-bought Facebook ads were 'tiny' compared with U.S. 'fake news'
Posted by John Wagner on January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am

Lawmakers have said the ads were part of an attempt to sow discord in last year's elections. […]

The Trump White House's increasingly authoritarian response to criticism
Posted by Aaron Blake on January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am

The most recent example is Sarah Huckabee Sanders saying questioning John Kelly is “highly inappropriate." […]

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