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Jul 18, 2019

Second 2020 Democratic debate to feature Biden-Harris rematch
Former Vice President Joe Biden and U.S. Senator Kamala Harris will have the chance for a re-match on the second night of the second round of Democratic presidential debates later this month in Detroit, CNN announced on Thursday.

Reuters Politics
Jul 18, 2019

Trump to nominate Scalia's son for labor secretary
U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday he intends to nominate Eugene Scalia, the oldest son of the late Supreme Court justice Antonin Scalia, to be secretary of labor.

Reuters Politics
Jul 18, 2019

Trump defiant as lawmakers blast his 'racist' attacks on four congresswomen
President Donald Trump doubled down on his attacks against four minority U.S. congresswomen on Monday and dismissed concerns that his comments were racist, prompting outrage from Democrats, who moved to condemn him in the House of Representatives.

Reuters Politics
Jul 18, 2019

Canada's Trudeau condemns Trump attacks: 'That is not how we do things'
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Monday added his voice to those condemning an attack by U.S. President Donald Trump against four minority Democratic congresswomen, saying "that is not how we do things in Canada."

Reuters Politics
Jul 18, 2019

Trump likely to pick Scalia's son for labor secretary: Politico
U.S. President Donald Trump is likely to pick Eugene Scalia, the son of the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, to be the secretary of labor, Politico reported on Thursday, citing three unnamed sources.

Reuters Politics
Jul 18, 2019

U.S. lawmakers urge Trump to sanction Turkey
Republican and Democratic U.S. lawmakers pressed President Donald Trump on Thursday to impose sanctions on Turkey over its purchase of a Russian missile defense system, saying he should follow a law mandating penalties for doing business with Russia's military.

Reuters Politics
Jul 18, 2019

House Homeland Security panel head says Trump words endanger lawmakers
The Democratic chairman of the House of Representatives' Homeland Security Committee on Thursday called for an emergency meeting of the board overseeing the U.S. Capitol Police to address what he said are growing threats to lawmakers' safety related to President Donald Trump's actions.

Reuters Politics
Jul 18, 2019

House Speaker Pelosi to meet with Representative Ocasio-Cortez next week
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi will meet on July 25 with U.S. Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a freshman lawmaker who has clashed with Republican President Donald Trump and her own Democratic leadership, a Pelosi aide said on Thursday.

Reuters Politics
Jul 18, 2019

More Puerto Rico protests planned as governor resists calls to resign
Massive and at times violent protests in Puerto Rico showed no sign of stopping as labor unions on Thursday organized a Friday march to keep up pressure on the governor to resign, while dozens of guns were stolen in a raid on police firearms center.

Reuters Politics
Jul 18, 2019

FBI documents point to Trump role in hush money for porn star Daniels
FBI documents unsealed on Thursday suggest that Donald Trump was actively involved in engineering a hush-money payment shortly before the 2016 election to a porn actress who said she had a sexual encounter with him, as his personal lawyer Michael Cohen, campaign team and others scrambled to head off a scandal.

Reuters Politics
Jul 18, 2019

Democrats slam USDA's relocation of economists as blow to scientific research
Democratic senators on Thursday slammed the U.S. Department of Agriculture's plan to relocate hundreds of its economists and other researchers from Washington to the Midwest, saying it will hurt the agency's research capabilities by prompting many to resign.

Reuters Politics
Jul 18, 2019

Trump says looking closely at Amazon's bid on $10 billion Pentagon contract
U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday his administration was looking closely at Amazon.com's bid on a $10 billion cloud contract with the Defense Department after getting complaints from other tech companies.

Reuters Politics
Jul 18, 2019

Trump disavows 'send her back' rally chant, many Republicans alarmed
President Donald Trump tried to distance himself on Thursday from supporters' chants of "send her back" at a rally where he blasted Somalia-born U.S. Representative Ilhan Omar, as Republicans worry the incendiary mantra could set the tone for the 2020 campaign.

Reuters Politics
Jul 18, 2019

Senate expected to confirm Trump's second Secretary of Defense next week
The U.S. Senate is due to vote next week to confirm Mark Esper as President Donald Trump's second Secretary of Defense, ending the longest period by far that the Pentagon has been without a permanent top official.

Reuters Politics
Jul 18, 2019

House passes bill to raise federal minimum wage to $15 an hour
The U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday passed legislation to raise the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour by October 2025, a big win for workers and labor groups, even as it remained unlikely the bill would pass a Republican-controlled Senate.

Reuters Politics
Jul 18, 2019

Trump says he's looking closely at Amazon contract with Pentagon
U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday his administration was looking closely at Amazon's contract with the U.S. Defense Department after getting complaints from other tech companies.

Reuters Politics
Jul 18, 2019

'Send her back' chant at Trump rally catches Republicans off guard
Chants of "send her back" by supporters of President Donald Trump, attacking Somali-born U.S. Representative Ilhan Omar, triggered a wave of concern among congressional Republicans on Thursday, while Omar said Trump was "spewing fascist ideology."

Reuters Politics
Jul 18, 2019

Trump distances himself from 'send her back' chants
Facing a backlash, U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday distanced himself from supporters' chants of "send her back" after he criticized Somali-born Democratic Representative Ilhan Omar at a rally in North Carolina.

Reuters Politics
Jul 18, 2019

Factbox: More Republicans hit Trump's attacks on minority congresswomen after 'send her back' chant
More Republican lawmakers complained on Thursday about U.S. President Donald Trump's inflammatory attacks on four Democratic lawmakers, all minority women, after chants of "send her back" by Trump supporters at a rally targeted one of them.

Reuters Politics
Jul 18, 2019

U.S. House passes bill to raise federal minimum wage to $15 an hour
The U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday passed legislation to raise the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour by October 2025, a big win for workers and labor groups, even as it remained unlikely the bill would pass a Republican-controlled Senate.

Reuters Politics
Jul 18, 2019

Documents detail Trump team's efforts to arrange payment to porn star
Documents released by a judge's order on Thursday detailed a flurry of communications involving Donald Trump, his campaign team and former personal lawyer Michael Cohen to engineer hush-money payments to a porn actress who said she had a sexual encounter with the president shortly before the 2016 election.

Reuters Politics
Jul 18, 2019

UK opposition leader Corbyn calls remarks by President Trump racist
Britain's opposition Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn said the comments by President Donald Trump about four minority Democratic congresswomen are racist and called on the candidates to be the country's next prime minister to use the term.

Reuters Politics
Jul 18, 2019

Trump administration, Congress agree on spending levels: Mnuchin
U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said on Thursday that the Trump administration and congressional leaders have agreed on broad spending levels for the next two fiscal years, but House Speaker Nancy Pelosi would not confirm there was a deal.

Reuters Politics
Jul 18, 2019

Documents on Trump ex-lawyer's porn star hush payment released
Nearly 900 pages of documents regarding hush-money payments by Donald Trump's former personal lawyer Michael Cohen to a porn actress and a Playboy model who said they had sexual encounters with the president were made public on Thursday, providing new insight into an investigation that landed Cohen in prison.

Reuters Politics
Jul 18, 2019

U.S. Democratic candidate Warren targets private equity in new Wall Street proposals
U.S. Democratic presidential hopeful Elizabeth Warren on Thursday called for an overhaul of the private-equity industry as part of a new proposal targeting Wall Street.

Reuters Politics
Jul 18, 2019

Pompeo calls China's treatment of Uighurs 'stain of the century'
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Thursday called China's treatment of its Uighur Muslim minority the "stain of the century" and accused Beijing of pressuring countries not to attend a U.S.-hosted conference on religious freedom.

Reuters Politics
Jul 18, 2019

UK foreign minister calls U.S. 'send her back' chanting deeply concerning: TV
British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt said on Thursday that chants at a President Trump rally of "send her back" were deeply concerning, Channel 5 reported.

Reuters Politics
Jul 18, 2019

Documents on Trump ex-lawyer's porn star hush payment to be released
Documents regarding hush-money payments by Donald Trump's former personal lawyer Michael Cohen to a porn star and a Playboy model who said they had sexual encounters with the president are set to be made public on Thursday, offering a window into a probe that began last year and landed Cohen in prison.

Reuters Politics
Jul 17, 2019

Asylum seekers anxiously cross into U.S. as new policy kicks in
Fear over new U.S. curbs on almost all asylum seekers spread this week among migrants at its southern border, but some on waiting lists in Mexican cities found the gates to the United States stayed open, despite a much higher bar to stay.

Reuters Politics
Jul 17, 2019

Unbowed, Trump intensifies attacks on four Democratic congresswomen
President Donald Trump intensified his vilification of four liberal lawmakers as un-American at a raucous rally on Wednesday, underscoring that the attacks will be a key part of his strategy for winning re-election in 2020.

Reuters Politics
Jul 17, 2019

Ohio Senate passes bill to save state's two nuclear power plants
The Ohio Senate passed a bill on Wednesday that will create financial subsidies to stop the state's two nuclear power reactors from retiring early, according to market analysts tracking the legislation.

Reuters Politics
Jul 17, 2019

Protesters vent anger at NY mayor, U.S. DOJ after chokehold decision
Several hundred people took to the streets of New York on Wednesday to protest the U.S. Department of Justice's decision not to bring charges against a New York City policeman in the chokehold death of an unarmed black man in 2014.

Reuters Politics
Jul 17, 2019

House holds Barr, Ross in criminal contempt over census documents
The U.S. House of Representatives voted on Wednesday to hold Attorney General William Barr and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross in criminal contempt for defying congressional subpoenas related to the U.S. census.

Reuters Politics
Jul 17, 2019

House rejects Saudi weapons sales; Trump to veto
The U.S. House of Representatives backed resolutions on Wednesday to block the sale of precision-guided munitions to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, sending them to the White House, where President Donald Trump has promised a veto.

Reuters Politics
Jul 17, 2019

For Republican senator, Trump went 'over the line' on Twitter attacks
U.S. Republican Senator Lisa Murkowski picks her fights carefully with President Donald Trump, who won her home state of Alaska in 2016 by nearly 15 percentage points.

Reuters Politics
Jul 17, 2019

House holds Trump officials in contempt over census docs
The U.S. House of Representatives voted on Wednesday to hold Attorney General William Barr and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross in criminal contempt for defying congressional subpoenas related to the U.S. Census.

Reuters Politics
Jul 17, 2019

Unbowed, Trump forecasts more attacks on four Democratic congresswomen
President Donald Trump may not have planned it this way, but his attacks on four liberal lawmakers as un-American have emerged as a major strategy of his 2020 re-election campaign, and more thunder from him was expected at a rally on Wednesday night.

Reuters Politics
Jul 17, 2019

Bullock joins second 2020 Democratic debate, rest of candidates the same
Governor Steve Bullock of Montana will be the only new face on stage for the second round of Democratic presidential debates later this month in Detroit, the Democratic National Committee said on Wednesday.

Reuters Politics
Jul 17, 2019

House votes to set aside impeachment resolution against Trump
The U.S. House of Representatives voted Wednesday to table an impeachment resolution against President Donald Trump, effectively killing the measure for now but not burying the issue that has divided Democrats.

Reuters Politics
Jul 17, 2019

Hundreds protest in New York after police officer avoids charges in chokehold case
Several hundred people took to the streets of New York on Wednesday to protest a decision by the U.S. Department of Justice not to bring federal charges against a policeman accused in the chokehold death of an unarmed black man in 2014.

Reuters Politics
Jul 17, 2019

Puerto Rico faces tougher scrutiny over federal Medicaid funding
U.S. lawmakers on Wednesday called for heightened scrutiny of Puerto Rico's Medicaid program as the bankrupt territory seeks increased federal healthcare funding while it deals with repercussions from a government corruption scandal.

Reuters Politics
Jul 17, 2019

Biden versus Sanders: Top 2020 contenders snipe over healthcare policy
Democratic presidential front-runner Joe Biden and rival Bernie Sanders are waging a public battle this week over universal healthcare, staking out competing turf on an issue that has become the most divisive in the party's primary campaign.

Reuters Politics
Jul 17, 2019

Trump meets Chinese Uighur, other religious persecution victims at White House
U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday met in the Oval Office with a group of people from 17 countries - including China, Turkey, North Korea, Iran and Myanmar - who the White House said were survivors of religious persecution.

Reuters Politics
Jul 17, 2019

Trump to meet religious persecution victims from 17 countries, including China: White House
U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday was set to meet with survivors of religious persecution from 17 countries, including China, Turkey, North Korea, Iran and Myanmar, the White House said.

Reuters Politics
Jul 17, 2019

New York mayor says he regrets trusting U.S. Justice Department on Garner chokehold case
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said on Wednesday that he regrets trusting the U.S. Department of Justice after federal prosecutors declined to charge a city policeman who used a fatal chokehold on Eric Garner, an unarmed black man, five years ago.

Reuters Politics
Jul 17, 2019

U.S. FAA to again delay drone tracking rule: document
The Federal Aviation Administration has again delayed plans to propose new rules requiring the remote identification of drones, according to records and a member of Congress on Wednesday.

Reuters Politics
Jul 17, 2019

Factbox: Forty Republicans criticize Trump's inflammatory tweets
Forty of the 250 Republicans serving in the U.S. Congress as of Wednesday afternoon have criticized Republican President Donald Trump over his attacks, widely condemned as racist, on four Democratic lawmakers, all minority women.

Reuters Politics
Jul 17, 2019

Ocasio-Cortez, Pelosi to meet and discuss working relationship
Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a freshman lawmaker who has clashed with Republican President Donald Trump and her own Democratic leadership, has sought a meeting with U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi to discuss their relationship, a Pelosi aide said on Wednesday.

Reuters Politics
Jul 17, 2019

Pelosi says she would like to have U.S. debt limit proposal on House floor by July 25
U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi said on Wednesday she would like to have a proposal on raising the U.S. debt ceiling on the House floor by July 25.

Reuters Politics
Jul 17, 2019

Senate approves four long-delayed tax treaties
The U.S. Senate on Wednesday approved long-delayed updates of tax treaties with Switzerland, Japan and Luxembourg, a day after ratifying a similar update of a treaty with Spain in a victory for businesses.

Reuters Politics
Jul 17, 2019

Judge orders release of documents related to hush payments by Trump's ex-lawyer
A federal judge on Wednesday ordered the release of documents relating to hush-money payments by Donald Trump's former personal lawyer Michael Cohen to two women who said they had sexual encounters years ago with the U.S. president, declaring the matter of "national importance."

Reuters Politics
Jul 17, 2019

Democratic lawmaker tries to force U.S. House vote on Trump impeachment
U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Wednesday was again trying to referee an intra-party struggle among her Democratic colleagues over whether to take steps toward impeaching Republican President Donald Trump.

Reuters Politics
Jul 17, 2019

U.S. lawmakers challenge Facebook over Libra cryptocurrency plan
U.S. lawmakers quizzed Facebook on Wednesday over its planned cryptocurrency, after a bruising first bout a day earlier when senators from both parties condemned the project, saying the company had not shown it could be trusted.

Reuters Politics
Jul 17, 2019

Ohio Senate to vote on bill to save state's nuclear power plants
The Ohio Senate will likely pass a bill on Wednesday that will create subsidies to avoid the early shutdown of the state's two nuclear power reactors, according to analysts and those watching the legislation.

Reuters Politics
Jul 17, 2019

Facebook faces more scrutiny from Congress over Libra cryptocurrency plan
Facebook Inc faces more questioning by U.S. lawmakers on Wednesday over its planned cryptocurrency, after a bruising first bout when senators from both parties condemned the project, saying the company had not shown it could be trusted.

Reuters Politics
Jul 17, 2019

Sanders to urge 2020 rivals to reject health insurance industry donations
U.S. presidential candidate Bernie Sanders, pushing an ambitious "Medicare for All" health plan that has split Democratic White House contenders, will urge his rivals on Wednesday to reject campaign donations from the health insurance and pharmaceutical industries.

Reuters Politics
Jul 17, 2019

Facebook to face more scrutiny from Congress on Libra
Facebook Inc will face more questioning on Wednesday by U.S. lawmakers over its planned cryptocurrency after a bruising first bout when senators from both parties condemned the project, saying the company had not shown it could be trusted.

Reuters Politics
Jul 17, 2019

Bills targeting China's Huawei introduced in Congress
Members of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives introduced bills on Tuesday to keep tight restrictions on Huawei Technologies Co Ltd, amid concern about President Donald Trump's easing of curbs on the Chinese firm.

Reuters Politics
Jul 16, 2019

Factbox: Which U.S. Republicans criticized Trump's racially charged attacks?
Almost three dozen of the 250 Republicans serving in the U.S. Congress had as of late Tuesday criticized fellow Republican President Donald Trump over his racially charged attacks in recent days on four Democratic lawmakers, all minority women.

Reuters Politics
Jul 16, 2019

Census plaintiffs seek sanctions against Trump administration for trial 'fraud'
Civil rights groups who successfully blocked the Trump administration from adding a citizenship question to the 2020 U.S. census are seeking sanctions against government officials, saying they brazenly hid the truth about the inquiry's origins during trial.

Reuters Politics
Jul 16, 2019

Trump calls for inquiry into Google's work with China
U.S. President Donald Trump said on Tuesday his administration would investigate whether Alphabet Inc's Google supports the Chinese government, following accusations that a company official refuted hours later at a Senate hearing.

Reuters Politics
Jul 16, 2019

Republican support for Trump rises after racially charged tweets: Reuters/Ipsos poll
Support for U.S. President Donald Trump increased slightly among Republicans after he lashed out on Twitter over the weekend in a racially charged attack on four minority Democratic congresswomen, a Reuters/Ipsos public opinion poll shows.

Reuters Politics
Jul 16, 2019

House condemns Trump over 'racist comments' tweeted at congresswomen
The U.S. House of Representatives voted on Tuesday to condemn President Donald Trump for "racist comments" against four minority Democratic congresswomen, a symbolic vote aimed at shaming Trump and his fellow Republicans who stood by him.

Reuters Politics
Jul 16, 2019

House condemns Trump's attacks on minority congresswomen
The U.S. House of Representatives voted on Tuesday to condemn President Donald Trump for racially charged attacks against four minority Democratic congresswomen, a symbolic vote aimed at shaming Trump and his fellow Republicans who stood by him.

Reuters Politics
Jul 16, 2019

Senators ask CBP to block imports of cocoa made with forced labor
Senators Sherrod Brown of Ohio and Ron Wyden of Oregon urged the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agency to block the import of cocoa made with forced labor in a letter published on Tuesday.

Reuters Politics
Jul 16, 2019

U.S. lawmakers take jabs at Amazon, Big Tech in antitrust hearing
Lawmakers on the House Judiciary Committee's antitrust panel on Tuesday pressed an executive from Amazon.com Inc on allegations that it competed against its own sellers and pushed them to buy advertising and fulfillment services.

Reuters Politics
Jul 16, 2019

House votes to block Trump bid to ease small-arms exports
Legislation approved by the U.S. House of Representatives would block President Donald Trump's plan to overhaul small-arms export policy to make it easier for gun makers to sell weapons like flamethrowers and grenades to foreign buyers.

Reuters Politics
Jul 16, 2019

In rare rebuke, dozens of Republicans hit Trump over 'racist' tweets
After initial hesitation, a growing number of Republicans in the U.S. Congress - including almost half the Ohio delegation in the House - have openly criticized President Donald Trump over his racially charged attacks on four Democratic lawmakers.

Reuters Politics
Jul 16, 2019

Factbox: Which Republicans criticized Trump's racially charged attacks?
Almost three dozen of the 250 Republicans serving in the U.S. Congress, as of late Tuesday, had criticized fellow Republican President Donald Trump over his racially charged attacks in recent days on four Democratic lawmakers, all minority women.

Reuters Politics
Jul 16, 2019

Pompeo to visit four Latin American nations in security, migration push
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will visit four Latin American countries this week, with a focus on Venezuela's crisis, the surge of migrants at the U.S. southern border, and more security cooperation, U.S. officials said on Tuesday.

Reuters Politics
Jul 16, 2019

U.S. Senate Republican McConnell says debate should not be about personal attacks
U.S. Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell said on Tuesday public debate should be on ideas, not personal attacks, in his first public remarks on a controversy touched off by President Donald Trump's racially charged attacks on four Democratic congresswomen.

Reuters Politics
Jul 16, 2019

U.S. SEC chief says he has not met with Facebook since Libra announcement
A top U.S. financial market regulator said on Tuesday he has not discussed with Facebook its Libra currency proposal, nearly a month after the social media giant announced the project.

Reuters Politics
Jul 16, 2019

Facebook should not be trusted with 'crazy' cryptocurrency plan: senators
Democratic and Republican lawmakers said on Tuesday that Facebook Inc's track record of what they described as untrustworthiness should stand in the way of it launching a digital currency, labeling the plan "delusional" and "crazy" at a Senate hearing.

Reuters Politics
Jul 16, 2019

Judge scolds Trump ex-adviser Stone and bans social media posts
A visibly irritated federal judge on Tuesday banned President Donald Trump's former adviser Roger Stone from posting on social media, describing him as behaving like a schoolchild unable to follow simple orders, after prosecutors accused him of violating a gag order by repeatedly discussing his case on Instagram.

Reuters Politics
Jul 16, 2019

U.S. SEC chief says he has not discussed Libra with Facebook
A top U.S. financial market regulator said on Tuesday he has not discussed with Facebook its Libra currency proposal, nearly a month after the social media giant announced the project.

Reuters Politics
Jul 16, 2019

Democrat Warren slams Trump's defense nominee, citing ethics concerns
Democratic Senator and presidential hopeful Elizabeth Warren on Tuesday clashed with Mark Esper, President Donald Trump's nominee for U.S. defense secretary, saying he should be not be confirmed to the post because of ethical concerns related to his former lobbyist job at defense contractor Raytheon Co.

Reuters Politics
Jul 16, 2019

Trump faces House condemnation after his tweets on minority congresswomen
President Donald Trump pressured fellow Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday to stand with him and vote against a symbolic measure condemning his racially charged attacks on four Democratic congresswomen.

Reuters Politics
Jul 16, 2019

Former U.S. congressman Sanford considers challenge to Trump
Mark Sanford, a Republican former U.S. congressman from South Carolina, said on Tuesday he is considering mounting a primary challenge to President Donald Trump over the rising federal debt.

Reuters Politics
Jul 16, 2019

Senate Republican McConnell says debate not be about personal attacks
U.S. Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell said on Tuesday public debate should be on ideas, not personal attacks, in his first public remarks on a controversy touched off by President Donald Trump's racially charged attacks on four Democratic congresswomen.

Reuters Politics
Jul 16, 2019

Trump unveils immigration and border security bill in Cabinet meeting
U.S. President Donald Trump presented a bill to his Cabinet on Tuesday aimed at boosting border security and overhauling the current immigration system to make it more merit-based, a senior administration official said.

Reuters Politics
Jul 16, 2019

Judge bans Trump ex-adviser Stone from making social media posts
A visibly irritated federal judge on Tuesday banned President Donald Trump's former adviser Roger Stone from posting on social media after prosecutors accused Stone of violating a gag order by repeatedly discussing his case on his Instagram account.

Reuters Politics
Jul 16, 2019

House moves to condemn Trump as he again attacks minority congresswomen
A resolution condemning President Donald Trump's racially charged attacks on four Democratic congresswomen was headed for a vote in the U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday, with Trump pressuring his fellow Republicans to oppose it.

Reuters Politics
Jul 16, 2019

Senators criticize FTC's reported Facebook settlement
Three U.S. senators who have been frequent critics of U.S. tech giants wrote a letter to the Federal Trade Commission on Tuesday to criticize its reported settlement with Facebook Inc.

Reuters Politics
Jul 16, 2019

Trump campaign launches effort to sway women voters
U.S. President Donald Trump's campaign sought to energize women voters in the battleground state of Pennsylvania on Tuesday, betting a message of economic prosperity will boost support from suburban women uneasy with the direction of the Republican Party.

Reuters Politics
Jul 16, 2019

Judge mulls whether Trump ex-adviser Stone violated gag order
A visibly irritated federal judge considered on Tuesday whether to ban President Donald Trump's former adviser Roger Stone from using social media after prosecutors accused Stone of violating a gag order by repeatedly discussing his case on his Instagram account.

Reuters Politics
Jul 16, 2019

Pompeo to visit Mexico on eve of safe third-country asylum deadline
Mexican Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard said on Tuesday he will meet his U.S. counterpart Mike Pompeo in Mexico City at the weekend to discuss migration and trade, on the eve of a deadline set in a migration deal that removed threatened tariffs.

Reuters Politics
Jul 16, 2019

Two leaders of Malian al Qaeda affiliate put on U.S. terrorism list
The United States added two leaders of al Qaeda's affiliate in Mali to its global terrorism list on Tuesday, accusing them of engaging in destabilizing attacks across the West African country, the U.S. Treasury said.

Reuters Politics
Jul 16, 2019

Senators grill Facebook on its plans for Libra cryptocurrency
Facebook Inc is "delusional" to believe people will trust it with their money, a U.S. senator said on Tuesday as lawmakers from both sides of the aisle grilled the social media company on its plans for a digital currency at a hearing on Tuesday.

Reuters Politics
Jul 16, 2019

Warren slams Trump's defense nominee, citing ethics concerns
Democratic Senator Elizabeth Warren said on Tuesday that President Donald Trump's nominee Mark Esper should not be confirmed as U.S. defense secretary because of ethical concerns related to his former job at defense contractor Raytheon Co.

Reuters Politics
Jul 16, 2019

Former congressman Sanford considering challenge to Trump: newspaper
Mark Sanford, a Republican former U.S. congressman from South Carolina, said on Tuesday he is considering mounting a primary challenge to President Donald Trump.

Reuters Politics
Jul 16, 2019

Bills targeting China's Huawei introduced in U.S. Congress
Members of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives introduced bills on Tuesday to keep tight restrictions on Huawei Technologies Co Ltd, amid concern about President Donald Trump's easing of restrictions on the Chinese firm.

Reuters Politics
Jul 16, 2019

U.S.: Turkey's purchase of Russia air defense system 'disappointing'
U.S. President Donald Trump's nominee to become the next secretary of defense called Turkey's decision to buy Russia's S-400 air defense system "disappointing," in remarks that break days of administration silence about the move by the NATO ally.

Reuters Politics
Jul 16, 2019

Turkey cannot have both F-35 and Russia's S-400: Trump nominee
U.S. President Donald Trump's nominee to become the next secretary of defense re-stated that Turkey cannot have the F-35 advanced stealth fighter jet and Russia's S-400 air defense system, which Moscow started delivering last week.

Reuters Politics
Jul 16, 2019

As Trump renews attacks on congresswomen, House moves toward condemnation vote
A resolution condemning President Donald Trump's racially charged attacks on four Democratic lawmakers was headed for a vote in the U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday, with Trump pressuring his fellow Republicans to oppose it.

Reuters Politics
Jul 16, 2019

Mexico foreign minister to discuss migration with U.S. secretary of state
Mexican Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard will meet with U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in Mexico City, he said in a tweet on Tuesday.

Reuters Politics
Jul 16, 2019

Father whose family died in Ethiopian plane crash to brief Congress
Before flying to Washington to climb the steps of Congress and testify to a crowd of aviation experts and lawmakers this week, Paul Njoroge spent a desolate weekend packing away toys his children would never play with again.

Reuters Politics
Jul 16, 2019

Member of Mali affiliate of al Qaeda added to U.S. terrorism list: U.S. Treasury
The United States added a senior member of the al Qaeda affiliate in Mali to its global terrorism list on Tuesday, accusing him of engaging in destabilizing attacks across the West African country, the U.S. Treasury said.

Reuters Politics
Jul 16, 2019

Senate opens hearing into Facebook plans for Libra cryptocurrency
U.S. lawmakers from both sides of the aisle were set to grill Facebook Inc on its cryptocurrency plans on Tuesday, as the project continues to draw intense scrutiny from financial regulators and politicians across the globe. Facebook is fighting a rearguard action to get Washington onside after it shocked regulators and lawmakers with an announcement on June 18 that it was hoping to launch a new digital coin called Libra in 2020.

Reuters Politics
Jul 16, 2019

Trump says 'will take a look' at accusations over Google, China
U.S. President Donald Trump said his administration would investigate accusations that Google worked with the Chinese government, but gave no other details in his early morning tweet on Tuesday.

Reuters Politics
Jul 16, 2019

Senate to grill Facebook over plans for Libra cryptocurrency
U.S. lawmakers from both sides of the aisle are set to grill Facebook Inc on its cryptocurrency plans on Tuesday, as the project continues to draw intense scrutiny from financial regulators and politicians across the globe. Facebook is fighting a rearguard action to get Washington onside after it shocked regulators and lawmakers with an announcement on June 18 that it was hoping to launch a new digital coin called Libra in 2020.

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