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Reuters Politics
Sep 24, 2018

Trump Supreme Court nominee rejects 'false accusations'
U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh said on Monday he would not step aside after a second woman accused him of sexual misconduct decades ago, with President Donald Trump and fellow Republicans showing no signs of relenting in their push for his Senate confirmation.

Reuters Politics
Sep 24, 2018

Florida Democratic congressional candidate dies at 54
A Florida Democrat running for the U.S. House of Representatives in a heavily Republican district has died a little more than six weeks before the November elections, the state's Democratic Party said on Monday.

Reuters Politics
Sep 24, 2018

After chaotic day, Rosenstein stays in job but will meet with Trump
President Donald Trump and U.S. Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, who oversees the special counsel investigation into Russia's role in the 2016 presidential election, will meet on Thursday to discuss whether Rosenstein will stay in his job.

Reuters Politics
Sep 24, 2018

Factbox: Who would oversee the Mueller investigation after Rosenstein?
U.S. Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, who oversees the investigation by Special Counsel Robert Mueller into Russia's role in the 2016 presidential election, is set to meet President Donald Trump at the White House on Thursday to discuss his future.

Reuters Politics
Sep 24, 2018

Senate Republican leader McConnell: Democrats 'trying to destroy' Kavanaugh
U.S. Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell said on Monday Democrats were "trying to destroy" Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh's personal and professional life with "unsubstantiated" sexual assault allegations.

Reuters Politics
Sep 24, 2018

Trump says he will meet with Rosenstein, wants transparency
U.S. Donald Trump said he spoke with Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein on Monday and would be meeting with him on Thursday when he gets back from the U.N. General Assembly.

Reuters Politics
Sep 24, 2018

Trump court nominee says he won't be 'intimidated' into withdrawing
U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh said on Monday he would not step aside after a second woman accused him of sexual misconduct decades ago, with President Donald Trump and fellow Republicans showing no sign of relenting in their push for his Senate confirmation.

Reuters Politics
Sep 24, 2018

Kavanaugh tells senators he will not withdraw nomination
President Donald Trump's nominee for the Supreme Court, Brett Kavanaugh, told the Senate Judiciary Committee on Monday he will not withdraw his nominations because of "false and uncorroborated" sexual misconduct allegations against him.

Reuters Politics
Sep 24, 2018

Trump, Deputy Attorney General Rosenstein to meet on Thursday
President Donald Trump and U.S. Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, who oversees the special counsel investigation into Russia's role in the 2016 presidential election, will meet on Thursday to discuss Rosenstein's future.

Reuters Politics
Sep 24, 2018

Trump, Deputy Attorney General Rosenstein to meet Thursday: White House
U.S. President Donald Trump will meet with Deputy U.S. Attorney General Rod Rosenstein on Thursday in Washington after the two spoke, White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders said on Monday.

Reuters Politics
Sep 24, 2018

Trump defends court nominee as Republican press for confirmation
President Donald Trump on Monday defended Brett Kavanaugh, his U.S. Supreme Court nominee, after a second woman accused the judge of sexual misconduct decades ago, while Republicans showed no sign of relenting in their push for his Senate confirmation.

Reuters Politics
Sep 24, 2018

Rosenstein has not resigned, still U.S. deputy attorney general: source
Rod Rosenstein has not resigned and is still serving as U.S. deputy attorney general, a person familiar with the matter told Reuters on Monday.

Reuters Politics
Sep 24, 2018

Deputy Attorney General Rosenstein heads to White House amid conflicting reports on future
U.S. Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, who oversees the special counsel investigation into Russia's role in the 2016 presidential election, headed to the White House on Monday amid reports he would be leaving the post.

Reuters Politics
Sep 24, 2018

Instant View: Deputy Attorney General Rosenstein heads to White House amid reports he will resign
U.S. Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, who oversees the special counsel investigation into Russia's role in the 2016 presidential election, headed to the White House on Monday amid reports he has offered to resign in anticipation of being fired by President Donald Trump, media reports said.

Reuters Politics
Sep 24, 2018

Ex FBI official: Russia probe at risk if Rosenstein departs
Former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe said on Monday he was "deeply concerned" about reports that Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein was stepping down, saying his departure would put at risk the federal probe into Russian election activities.

Reuters Politics
Sep 24, 2018

U.S. Deputy Attorney General Rosenstein resigns: Axios
U.S. Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, who oversees the special counsel investigation into Russia's role in the 2016 presidential election, has verbally resigned in anticipation of being fired by President Donald Trump, Axios news site reported.

Reuters Politics
Sep 24, 2018

Trump defends court nominee: 'I am with him all the way'
President Donald Trump on Monday defended his U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh after a second woman came forward with an allegation of sexual misconduct against the judge that has further complicated his confirmation prospects in the Senate.

Reuters Politics
Sep 24, 2018

Testimony by Kavanaugh accuser set; new allegation surfaces
The university professor who accused Brett Kavanaugh, U.S. President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee, of sexual assault will testify before a Senate panel on Thursday about her allegation, her lawyers and the committee said on Sunday.

Reuters Politics
Sep 24, 2018

Trump on Twitter (Sept 23): Tiger Woods, Japan
The following statements were posted to the verified personal Twitter account of U.S. President Donald Trump (@realDonaldTrump)

Reuters Politics
Sep 23, 2018

Accuser of Kavanaugh to testify on Thursday
The university professor who has accused Brett Kavanaugh, President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee, of sexual assault will testify before a Senate panel on Thursday about her allegation, her lawyers and the committee said on Sunday.

Reuters Politics
Sep 23, 2018

Accuser of Trump's Supreme Court nominee to testify on Thursday
The university professor who has accused Brett Kavanaugh, President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee, of sexual assault will testify before a Senate panel on Thursday about her allegation, her lawyers and the committee said on Sunday.

Reuters Politics
Sep 23, 2018

Accuser of U.S. Supreme Court nominee Kavanaugh to testify on Thursday
California professor Christine Blasey Ford has agreed to testify before a Senate panel on Thursday morning about her sexual assault allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, her lawyers said on Sunday.

Reuters Politics
Sep 23, 2018

Kavanaugh accuser to testify Thursday in Senate: lawyers
California professor Christine Blasey Ford has agreed to testify before a Senate panel on Thursday morning about her sexual assault allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, her lawyers said on Sunday.

Reuters Politics
Sep 23, 2018

Trump expected to tout North Korea progress, but concrete moves lacking
A year after Donald Trump threatened to "totally destroy" North Korea in his first speech at the United Nations, the U.S. president will return to the podium in New York this week to tout diplomatic efforts that have reduced the risk of war.

Reuters Politics
Sep 22, 2018

Supreme Court nominee Kavanaugh's accuser tentatively agrees to testify on Thursday: media
A woman who has accused U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault has tentatively agreed to testify before a Senate panel on Thursday, according to media reports.

Reuters Politics
Sep 22, 2018

Accuser of Supreme Court nominee Kavanaugh agrees to testify to Senate committee
A woman who has accused U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault has agreed to testify before a Senate panel next week but details of her appearance have not been finalized, her lawyers said on Saturday.

Reuters Politics
Sep 22, 2018

Kavanaugh accuser agrees to testify in Senate hearing
A woman who has accused U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault has agreed to testify before a Senate panel, her lawyers said on Saturday.

Reuters Politics
Sep 22, 2018

Ex-White House aide revises Flynn sanctions conversation account: report
An ex-White House official has revised a previous statement by telling investigators that former national security adviser Michael Flynn may have referred to sanctions when they discussed his calls with a former Russian envoy, the Washington Post reported on Saturday.

Reuters Politics
Sep 22, 2018

Senate's Grassley sets Saturday deadline for Kavanaugh accuser: NY Times
U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley set a Saturday afternoon deadline for a woman accusing Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault to decide if and how she will testify, the New York Times reported.

Reuters Politics
Sep 22, 2018

Senate Judiciary aide resigns amid sexual harassment allegation: NBC
A media adviser helping the Republican-led Senate Judiciary Committee respond to a sexual assault allegation against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh has resigned amid allegations of his own sexual misconduct, according to NBC.

Reuters Politics
Sep 22, 2018

U.S. Senate's Grassley sets Saturday deadline for Kavanaugh accuser: NY Times
U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley set a Saturday afternoon deadline for a woman accusing Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault to decide if and how she will testify, the New York Times reported.

Reuters Politics
Sep 22, 2018

U.S. Senate's Grassley sets Kavanaugh's accuser Saturday deadline for testimony terms: NY Times
U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley set a 2:30 p.m. EST Saturday deadline for a woman accusing Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault to negotiate terms of her testimony, the New York Times reported.

Reuters Politics
Sep 22, 2018

Back to the wall, Cruz decries challenger O'Rourke as out-of-touch leftist
Ted Cruz is in the political fight of his life — and he knows it.

Reuters Politics
Sep 22, 2018

Grassley grants Kavanaugh accuser extension on how to proceed on possible testimony
U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee Chuck Grassley granted a deadline extension to a woman accusing Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault to decide if and how she will testify, the Republican said on Twitter.

Reuters Politics
Sep 21, 2018

U.S. Republicans set Monday vote on Kavanaugh if no deal for hearing
U.S. Senate Republicans threatened to go ahead with a Senate panel vote on President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh on Monday unless a deal could be reached on Friday on how and when a woman accusing him of sexual assault will testify.

Reuters Politics
Sep 21, 2018

Trump on Twitter (Sept 21) - Kavanaugh, FBI, Feinstein
The following statements were posted to the verified personal Twitter account of U.S. President Donald Trump (@realDonaldTrump)

Reuters Politics
Sep 21, 2018

Republicans set Monday vote on Kavanaugh if no deal for hearing
U.S. Senate Republicans threatened to go ahead with a Senate panel vote on President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh on Monday unless a deal could be reached on Friday with the woman accusing him of sexual assault on how and when she will testify.

Reuters Politics
Sep 21, 2018

Trump vows to get rid of 'lingering stench' at Justice Department
President Donald Trump told a rally on Friday that there was a "lingering stench" about what was being exposed at the U.S. Justice Department and promised he was going to get rid of that just as his administration had gotten rid of bad people at the FBI.

Reuters Politics
Sep 21, 2018

Senate candidates Cruz, O'Rourke square off in fractious debate
U.S. Senator Ted Cruz, trying furiously to beat back a high-profile challenge from Democratic rival Beto O'Rourke, repeatedly accused his opponent of being out of step with the Texas electorate as the two candidates faced off in a debate just six weeks before critical congressional elections.

Reuters Politics
Sep 21, 2018

Trump questions Kavanaugh's accuser, says opponents want to 'destroy' Supreme Court nominee
U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday sought to cast doubt on the woman who has accused his Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault, saying if the attack was "as bad as she says," it would have been immediately reported to police.

Reuters Politics
Sep 21, 2018

Senate panel to vote on Kavanaugh on Monday unless deal reached with accuser
The U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee will hold a vote on confirmation of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh on Monday if no deal was reached by 10 p.m. EDT Friday (0200 GMT Saturday) on how Christine Blasey Ford, who has accused Kavanaugh of sexual assault, would testify, the panel's chairman said.

Reuters Politics
Sep 21, 2018

Commerce Secretary Ross can be deposed in lawsuit over census: judge
U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross must sit for questioning by lawyers for states that are suing the Trump administration over a planned question in the 2020 census that would ask respondents whether they are U.S. citizens, a federal judge ruled Friday.

Reuters Politics
Sep 21, 2018

U.S. official in Russia probe suggested taping Trump: media reports
The U.S. official who oversees the federal investigation into Russia's role in the 2016 U.S. election suggested last year secretly recording President Donald Trump and recruiting Cabinet members to invoke a constitutional amendment to remove him from the White House, the New York Times reported on Friday.

Reuters Politics
Sep 21, 2018

PayPal ends business dealings with Alex Jones's Infowars
Payments processor PayPal Holdings Inc said on Friday it decided to end its business relationship with popular U.S. conspiracy theorist Alex Jones's Infowars website after finding instances of hate speech and discriminatory content on the site.

Reuters Politics
Sep 21, 2018

Head of U.S. immigration judges' union denounces Trump quota plan
The Trump administration's plan to impose a quota system on U.S. immigration judges represents a "new and dark era," the head of the judges' union said on Friday.

Reuters Politics
Sep 21, 2018

U.S. official in Russia probe suggested taping Trump, 25th amendment: NYT
The U.S. official who oversees the federal investigation into Russia's role in the 2016 U.S. election last year suggested secretly recording President Donald Trump and recruiting Cabinet members to invoke a constitutional amendment to remove him from the White House, the New York Times reported on Friday.

Reuters Politics
Sep 21, 2018

Conservatives warn of Republican complacency ahead of U.S. election
Conservative candidates sounded alarms to their evangelical supporters on Friday about voter complacency that could allow a Democratic takeover of Congress and an undermining of President Donald Trump's agenda.

Reuters Politics
Sep 21, 2018

Senate panel wants Kavanaugh hearing terms worked out Friday
The Senate Judiciary Committee has given Christine Blasey Ford's lawyers until the end of Friday to agree on terms for her to testify about her sexual assault allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, Politico reported, citing a Republican senator.

Reuters Politics
Sep 21, 2018

Factbox: Kavanaugh's Supreme Court bid hinges on handful of senators
President Donald Trump's nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court is before a Senate committee that is struggling to advance it after a woman alleged Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her when they were in high school in 1982.

Reuters Politics
Sep 21, 2018

Still work to do before second Trump-Kim summit: Pompeo
The United States is working to set up a second summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, but there is still work to do "to make sure conditions are right," U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Friday.

Reuters Politics
Sep 21, 2018

Senate Republicans to propose Wednesday hearing for Kavanaugh, accuser: CNN
Senate Republicans are likely to propose moving a committee hearing on sexual assault allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh to Wednesday, CNN reported, citing two sources familiar with the negotiations.

Reuters Politics
Sep 21, 2018

Cruz to take on Senate challenger O'Rourke in Texas-sized debate
Democratic U.S. Senate challenger Beto O'Rourke will come face-to-face with the man he has been chasing for months, Texas Republican Senator Ted Cruz, at a debate on Friday in one of the most closely watched congressional races in the country.

Reuters Politics
Sep 21, 2018

Trump delays release of Russia probe documents
U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday said documents from the federal Russia probe would not immediately be released, just days after he ordered them to be made public, citing concerns by the U.S. Justice Department that doing so could harm the investigation.

Reuters Politics
Sep 21, 2018

Trump walks back order to declassify Russia probe documents
The Justice Department's inspector general will review documents related to the Russia investigation after concerns raised by the department, President Donald Trump said on Friday, days after he ordered the material immediately declassified.

Reuters Politics
Sep 21, 2018

U.S. Justice Department may delay meeting on possible social media bias: source
The Justice Department is considering delaying a meeting with state attorneys general planned for next week to discuss concerns about conservative voices being stifled on social media, according to a person familiar with the discussions.

Reuters Politics
Sep 21, 2018

Trump questions Kavanaugh's accuser, says opponents want to 'destroy' nominee
U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday cast doubt on the woman who accused his Supreme Court pick Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault and blamed opponents for trying to "destroy" his nominee.

Reuters Politics
Sep 21, 2018

Trump says Supreme Court nominee Kavanaugh is 'under assault'
U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday that his Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh was "under assault" by radical leftist politicians, appearing to grow impatient with the delay of his appointee's confirmation proceedings.

Reuters Politics
Sep 21, 2018

U.S. Justice Department may delay state AG meeting relating to social media: source
The Justice Department is considering delaying a meeting with state attorneys general planned for next week to discuss concerns about conservative voices being stifled on social media, according to a person familiar with the discussions.

Reuters Politics
Sep 21, 2018

Kavanaugh accuser seeks terms for testimony as deadline looms
The woman accusing Brett Kavanaugh, President Donald Trump's U.S. Supreme Court nominee, of sexual assault told a Senate committee she would be willing to testify later next week as a Friday deadline set by the Republican-led panel loomed.

Reuters Politics
Sep 21, 2018

At U.N. podium, Trump to tout protecting U.S. sovereignty
Since U.S. President Donald Trump made his debut at the United Nations a year ago pushing an "America First" policy, he has quit the Iran nuclear deal, the U.N. Human Rights Council and lashed out at some of the closest allies of the United States.

Reuters Politics
Sep 21, 2018

Democrats' enthusiasm to blunt Trump soars for congressional election: Reuters/Ipsos poll
Carol Donovan became convinced 2018 could be a good year for Democrats in Dallas County, Texas, when so many enthusiasts jammed into the party's annual fish fry fundraiser last October that they ran out of catfish.

Reuters Politics
Sep 20, 2018

At Las Vegas rally, Trump backs Kavanaugh, treads carefully around accusations
U.S. President Donald Trump gave a full-throated endorsement to his embattled Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh on Thursday and tip-toed carefully around the sexual assault accusations that are facing him.

Reuters Politics
Sep 20, 2018

Google staff discussed tweaking search results to counter travel ban: WSJ
Google employees brainstormed ways to alter search functions to counter the Trump administration's controversial 2017 travel ban, the Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday, citing internal emails.

Reuters Politics
Sep 20, 2018

Trump on Twitter (Sept. 20) - North Korea, Middle East, OPEC
The following statements were posted to the verified personal Twitter account of U.S. President Donald Trump (@realDonaldTrump)

Reuters Politics
Sep 20, 2018

Accuser of Trump's court nominee sets conditions for testifying
A lawyer for the woman accusing Brett Kavanaugh, President Donald Trump's U.S. Supreme Court nominee, of sexual assault told a Senate panel on Thursday the professor will not testify on Monday as Republicans want but would be willing to appear sometime next week if certain terms are met.

Reuters Politics
Sep 20, 2018

White House pledges to step up cyber offense on hackers
The White House warned foreign hackers on Thursday it will increase offensive measures as part of a new national cyber security strategy.

Reuters Politics
Sep 20, 2018

White House pledges retaliation against hackers, reveals new cyber strategy
The White House revealed a new national cyber security strategy Thursday, outlining the federal government's defensive priorities while pledging to go on offense against foreign hackers.

Reuters Politics
Sep 20, 2018

Accuser of Trump's high court nominee willing to testify: email
A lawyer for the woman accusing Brett Kavanaugh, President Donald Trump's U.S. Supreme Court nominee, of sexual assault told a Senate panel the professor would be willing to testify next week if it provides "terms that are fair and which ensure her safety," an email seen on Thursday showed.

Reuters Politics
Sep 20, 2018

Kavanaugh's accuser ready to testify under certain conditions: New York Times
A lawyer for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh's accuser, professor Christine Blasey Ford, told a U.S. Senate committee on Thursday that Ford would be prepared to testify next week if the terms are fair and her safety is ensured, the New York Times reported on Thursday.

Reuters Politics
Sep 20, 2018

Google defends Gmail data sharing, gives few details on violations
Alphabet Inc's Google defended how it polices third-party add-ons for Gmail in a letter to U.S. senators made public on Thursday, saying that upfront review catches the "majority" of bad actors.

Reuters Politics
Sep 20, 2018

Google tells Congress it continues to allow developers to scan, share Gmail data
Alphabet Inc's Google told U.S. senators that the company continues to allow developers to scan and share data from Gmail accounts, according to a letter made public Thursday.

Reuters Politics
Sep 20, 2018

Deadline looms for accuser of Trump's Supreme Court nominee
The woman accusing Brett Kavanaugh, President Donald Trump's U.S. Supreme Court nominee, of sexual assault faced a Friday deadline to decide whether to testify before a Senate panel as Republican lawmakers and the accuser remained locked in a high-stakes standoff.

Reuters Politics
Sep 20, 2018

Trump chips away at liberal U.S. appeals court majorities
Aided by fellow Republicans in the Senate, President Donald Trump is rapidly filling vacancies on U.S. appeals courts, moving some that had liberal majorities closer to conservative control in an ideological shift that could benefit his administration.

Reuters Politics
Sep 20, 2018

Trump urges Republicans to 'get tough' on border wall spending
U.S. President Donald Trump pressed fellow Republicans in Congress on Thursday to "get tough" and push to fund his proposed border wall in the current spending bill, raising the specter of a government shutdown when funding lapses later this month.

Reuters Politics
Sep 20, 2018

Trump slams 'ridiculous' U.S. spending plan over border funds
U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday slammed the Republican-led Congress for not including money for his proposed border wall in its spending bill as lawmakers pushed their plan to fund the government before the fiscal year ends this month.

Reuters Politics
Sep 20, 2018

Trump on Twitter (Sept 19): Kim Jong Un, 2032 Olympics, Hurricane Florence
The following statements were posted to the verified personal Twitter account of U.S. President Donald Trump (@realDonaldTrump)

Reuters Politics
Sep 19, 2018

Facebook expands fake election news fight, but falsehoods still rampant
Facebook Inc on Wednesday said it would team with two U.S. non-profits to slow the global spread of misinformation that could influence elections, acknowledging that fake news sites were still read by millions.

Reuters Politics
Sep 19, 2018

Trump defends Supreme Court nominee as accuser faces deadline
President Donald Trump on Wednesday stepped up his defense of his U.S. Supreme Court nominee, saying it was hard to imagine Brett Kavanaugh committed a sexual assault and that it would be unfortunate if his accuser did not testify before the Senate.

Reuters Politics
Sep 19, 2018

Sen. McCaskill says will vote against U.S. Supreme Court nominee Kavanaugh
Democratic U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill, facing a tough re-election battle in Missouri, said on Wednesday she will vote against confirming President Donald Trump's nominee to the U.S. Supreme Court, Brett Kavanaugh.

Reuters Politics
Sep 19, 2018

Ex-Trump adviser Flynn to be sentenced on December 18: court filing
U.S. President Donald Trump's former national security adviser Michael Flynn, who pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI, will be sentenced on Dec. 18, according to a court filing on Wednesday.

Reuters Politics
Sep 19, 2018

Trump intends to nominate ex-Fed economist Liang for Fed board seat: White House
U.S. President Donald Trump intends to nominate former Federal Reserve economist Nellie Liang to the U.S. central bank's board of governors, the White House said on Wednesday.

Reuters Politics
Sep 19, 2018

Lawyer for Kavanaugh's accuser says Senate panel rushing to hearing
A lawyer for a woman who has accused U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault on Wednesday criticized the Senate Judiciary Committee for scheduling a hearing on the matter for Monday, the Washington Post reported.

Reuters Politics
Sep 19, 2018

Trump nominates ex-Fed economist Liang for Fed board seat: officials
U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday nominated former Federal Reserve economist Nellie Liang to the U.S. central bank's board of governors, two White House officials said.

Reuters Politics
Sep 19, 2018

Sessions limits U.S. judges' ability to dismiss deportation cases
U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced new limits on the ability of immigration judges to terminate deportation cases on Wednesday, the latest in a series of decisions to facilitate the removal of immigrants in the country illegally.

Reuters Politics
Sep 19, 2018

Trump on Twitter (Sept 19) - Kim Jong Un, 2032 Olympics
The following statements were posted to the verified personal Twitter account of U.S. President Donald Trump (@realDonaldTrump)

Reuters Politics
Sep 19, 2018

Trump defends Supreme Court nominee, accuser faces deadline
President Donald Trump on Wednesday stepped up his defense of his U.S. Supreme Court nominee, saying it was hard to imagine Brett Kavanaugh committed a sexual assault and that it would be unfortunate if his accuser did not testify before the Senate.

Reuters Politics
Sep 19, 2018

Grassley sets Friday deadline for Trump top court pick Kavanaugh's accuser
A woman who has accused Brett Kavanaugh, President Donald Trump's U.S. Supreme Court nominee, of sexually assaulting her decades ago has until Friday morning to provide prepared testimony to the Senate Judiciary Committee, the panel's chairman said on Wednesday.

Reuters Politics
Sep 19, 2018

Islamist militants adapted after losses: U.S. State Dept.
The State Department warned on Wednesday that Islamic State, al Qaeda and its affiliates have adapted by dispersing and becoming less vulnerable to military action after the United States and its partners made "major strides" against the armed Islamist groups last year.

Reuters Politics
Sep 19, 2018

Trump defends his Supreme Court nominee, wants accuser to testify
President Donald Trump on Wednesday stepped up his defense of his U.S. Supreme Court pick, saying it is hard to imagine Brett Kavanaugh committed a sexual assault and that it would be unfortunate if the nominee's accuser does not testify before the Senate.

Reuters Politics
Sep 19, 2018

U.S. made strides against extremist groups but they adapted: State Dept.
The United States and its partners made "major strides" against extremists in 2017, but Islamic State, al Qaeda and their affiliates have adapted by dispersing and making themselves less susceptible to military action, according to a State Department report released on Wednesday.

Reuters Politics
Sep 19, 2018

Opposition to Kavanaugh grows, support at historic low: Reuters/Ipsos poll
A growing number of Americans said they opposed President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh, as the candidate's confirmation hearings took place and as he fended off a sexual assault claim, a Reuters/Ipsos poll showed.

Reuters Politics
Sep 19, 2018

Trump defends court nominee Kavanaugh, wants to hear from accuser
President Donald Trump on Wednesday said it would be "unfortunate" if the woman who has accused his Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault did not testify before a U.S. Senate committee, as he stepped up his defense of the conservative federal appeals court judge.

Reuters Politics
Sep 19, 2018

Trump says he is not worried what ex-aide Manafort will tell prosecutors
U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday he is not worried about what his former campaign chairman Paul Manafort, who is cooperating with the U.S. special counsel's probe into Russian election meddling, will tell prosecutors, as long as he is truthful.

Reuters Politics
Sep 19, 2018

Trump says it is up to Senate how to handle accusation against court nominee
President Donald Trump said on Wednesday it was up to the U.S. Senate how to handle a sexual assault allegation brought by a woman against his Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.

Reuters Politics
Sep 19, 2018

Former Kavanaugh classmate denies knowledge of sexual assault: CNN
Another former classmate of Supreme Court appointee Brett Kavanaugh denies he attended a high school party where a California professor says the nominee sexually assaulted her three decades ago, CNN reported on Wednesday.

Reuters Politics
Sep 19, 2018

Some gun-toting Texans embrace Democrat's call for tougher firearm laws
Texas cattle rancher Bill Martin is a lifelong Republican who owns more than 20 firearms and has been shooting guns since the age of 6.

Reuters Politics
Sep 19, 2018

Tightening Texas race boosts Democrats' hopes of taking Senate: Reuters poll
The Democratic congressman aiming to unseat Republican U.S. Senator Ted Cruz in Texas has pulled even in the race, a Reuters poll found, a spark of hope for a party seeking a Senate majority to curb President Donald Trump's agenda.

Reuters Politics
Sep 19, 2018

China, asked about U.S. election interference, says does not interfere in other countries' affairs
China' foreign ministry said on Wednesday China does not interfere in the internal affairs of other countries, when asked about U.S. President Donald Trump's tweet accusing China of trying to sway the U.S. election.

Reuters Politics
Sep 18, 2018

Trump on Twitter (Sept. 18) - Hurricane Florence, China, Poland
The following statements were posted to the verified personal Twitter account of U.S. President Donald Trump (@realDonaldTrump)

Reuters Politics
Sep 18, 2018

Kavanaugh accuser wants FBI investigation before she will testify
A woman who has accused President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh, of sexual assault decades ago wants her allegations to be investigated by the FBI before she appears at a U.S. Senate hearing, her lawyers said on Tuesday.

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