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Jul 17, 2018

Alabama Republican who once spurned Trump appears headed for runoff win
U.S. Representative Martha Roby, an Alabama Republican who spurned Donald Trump in the 2016 presidential race, appeared headed for a decisive victory on Tuesday in a runoff election against a former Democrat-turned-Trump supporter.

Reuters Politics
Jul 17, 2018

Trump, seeking to calm political storm over Putin summit, says he misspoke
U.S. President Donald Trump tried on Tuesday to calm a storm over his failure to hold Russian President Vladimir Putin accountable for meddling in the 2016 U.S. election, saying he misspoke in a joint news conference in Helsinki.

Reuters Politics
Jul 17, 2018

House passes bipartisan package on easing capital markets rule
The House of Representatives voted 406-4 on Tuesday to pass legislation easing rules for small businesses and entrepreneurs in an overwhelmingly bipartisan vote that could boost support for the package among Democrats in the Senate.

Reuters Politics
Jul 17, 2018

Trump on Twitter (July 17): NATO, Putin
The following statements were posted to the verified Twitter accounts of U.S. President Donald Trump, @realDonaldTrump and @POTUS.

Reuters Politics
Jul 17, 2018

Judge denies motion by Trump ex-campaign chief to move Virginia trial
A federal judge in Virginia on Tuesday denied a motion by former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort to move a trial set to start next week from the Washington suburb of Alexandria to the city of Roanoke, Virginia.

Reuters Politics
Jul 17, 2018

Exclusive: Trump's defense chief open to first talks with Russian counterpart - sources
U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis is open to the possibility of the first talks since 2015 between the defense chiefs of the United States and Russia, a move that would deepen communication between Washington and Moscow, U.S. officials said.

Reuters Politics
Jul 17, 2018

Trump, House Republicans discuss further tax cuts at White House
President Donald Trump and Republican U.S. lawmakers on Tuesday discussed another possible round of deficit-financed tax cuts, highlighting an initiative seen by some tax experts as an election-year effort with little chance of becoming law.

Reuters Politics
Jul 17, 2018

Trump tries to calm political storm over Putin summit, says he misspoke
U.S. President Donald Trump tried on Tuesday to calm a storm over his failure to hold Russian President Vladimir Putin accountable for meddling in the 2016 U.S. election, saying he misspoke in a joint news conference in Helsinki on Monday.

Reuters Politics
Jul 17, 2018

Jury convicts ex-N.Y. state senate leader of soliciting bribes
Former New York State Senate majority leader Dean Skelos was found guilty of soliciting bribes and other federal corruption charges by a jury on Tuesday, nearly a year after an appeals court threw out an earlier conviction.

Reuters Politics
Jul 17, 2018

Jury convicts ex-N.Y. state senate leader of corruption
Former New York State Senate majority leader Dean Skelos was found guilty of federal corruption charges by a jury on Tuesday, nearly a year after an appeals court threw out his 2015 conviction.

Reuters Politics
Jul 17, 2018

Trump says he has confidence in U.S. agencies on Russia, misspoke in Helsinki
U.S. President Donald Trump, grappling with a torrent of criticism over his performance at a Helsinki summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin, said on Tuesday he misspoke at their joint news conference and meant to say he saw no reason why it was not Russia that interfered in the 2016 U.S. election.

Reuters Politics
Jul 17, 2018

Trump says he, Putin discussed North Korea, curbing global nuclear weapons
U.S. President Donald Trump said he discussed North Korea's nuclear weapons program with Russian President Vladimir Putin in their meeting on Monday, and that the two leaders also discussed reducing nuclear weapons worldwide.

Reuters Politics
Jul 17, 2018

Senate Republican leader warns Russia not to meddle in 2018 elections
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said on Tuesday the chamber could consider new sanctions against Russia and warned Russia not to meddle in the U.S. mid-term elections in November.

Reuters Politics
Jul 17, 2018

Trump, House Republicans to talk tax cuts at White House
President Donald Trump on Tuesday was slated to discuss the possibility of more tax cuts with U.S. House of Representatives Republicans, who aim to make permanent some temporary cuts for individuals, families and private businesses passed in December.

Reuters Politics
Jul 17, 2018

Social media companies defend filtering practices before Congress
Facebook Inc , Alphabet Inc and Twitter Inc told a U.S. House panel on Tuesday that the social media companies are not discriminating against content for political reasons.

Reuters Politics
Jul 17, 2018

U.S. move to protect 'dark money' donors raises Russia concerns
A U.S. Treasury Department decision to safeguard the identities of so-called "dark money" donors to politically active nonprofit groups spawned warnings on Tuesday that the policy could inadvertently aid foreign actors, including Russia.

Reuters Politics
Jul 17, 2018

Rebuking Trump's embrace of Putin, U.S. lawmakers look to punish Russia
U.S. President Donald Trump faced outrage on Tuesday for his failure to hold Russia accountable for meddling in the 2016 U.S. election, and some U.S. lawmakers threatened action in Congress to punish Moscow and show support for U.S. intelligence agencies.

Reuters Politics
Jul 17, 2018

Trump to speak about Putin meeting at 2 p.m. EDT (1800 GMT): White House
U.S. President Donald Trump will make remarks about his meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin at 2 p.m. EDT (1800 GMT) on Tuesday before his planned meeting with members of Congress, White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders said.

Reuters Politics
Jul 17, 2018

Mike Pompeo to testify on Russia next week: Senate panel chair
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will testify before Congress to discuss Russia next week, the Republican chair of the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee told reporters on Tuesday.

Reuters Politics
Jul 17, 2018

Trump to host European Commission chief on July 25
U.S. President Donald Trump will host the head of the European Commission at the White House later this month to discuss trade and other economic issues, the White House said in a statement on Tuesday.

Reuters Politics
Jul 17, 2018

House may consider new sanctions on Russia: Speaker Ryan
U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan on Tuesday said he is willing to consider additional sanctions on Russia, and reiterated his support for U.S. intelligence community findings that Russia interfered in the 2016 election.

Reuters Politics
Jul 17, 2018

House Republican backs effort to restore net neutrality rules
A Republican in the U.S. House of Representatives said on Tuesday he will back an uphill battle to try to force a vote to restore net neutrality rules that were overturned by the Trump administration.

Reuters Politics
Jul 17, 2018

UK PM May's spokesman says Trump's meeting with Putin does not undermine transatlantic alliance
A spokesman for British Prime Minister Theresa May said the outcome of President Donald Trump's meeting with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin in Helsinki on Monday does not undermine the strength of the transatlantic alliance.

Reuters Politics
Jul 17, 2018

Russian establishment chalks up Trump summit as a win for Putin
Russia's political and media establishment heralded talks between the Russian and U.S. leaders in Helsinki as a victory for Vladimir Putin in breaking down Western resolve to treat Russia as a pariah.

Reuters Politics
Jul 17, 2018

Trump in the spotlight as Republican Roby faces Alabama runoff test
U.S. Representative Martha Roby, a Republican who spurned Donald Trump in the 2016 presidential race, is fighting for her political life in Alabama on Tuesday in a runoff election against a former Democrat who became a Trump supporter.

Reuters Politics
Jul 16, 2018

U.S. judge suspends deportations of reunited immigrant families
A federal judge temporarily barred the U.S. government on Monday from the rapid deportation of immigrant parents reunited with their children, while a court considers the impact on children's rights to seek asylum.

Reuters Politics
Jul 16, 2018

U.S. Treasury moves to protect identities of 'dark money' political donors
The U.S. Treasury said on Monday that it will no longer require certain tax-exempt organizations including politically active nonprofit groups, such as the National Rifle Association and Planned Parenthood, to identify their financial donors to U.S. tax authorities.

Reuters Politics
Jul 16, 2018

Trump backs Putin on election meddling at summit, stirs fierce criticism
Standing side by side with Vladimir Putin, U.S. President Donald Trump refused on Monday to blame the Russian leader for meddling in the 2016 U.S. election, casting doubt on the findings of his own intelligence agencies and sparking a storm of criticism at home.

Reuters Politics
Jul 16, 2018

U.S. politician denounces as 'sick fraud' Baron Cohen TV guns prank
A Republican congressman filmed for Sacha Baron Cohen's satirical television series who appeared to back a fictitious scheme to train toddlers to use guns said on Monday that he was the victim of "a sick fraud."

Reuters Politics
Jul 16, 2018

U.S. lawmakers slam Trump as 'weak' in Russia summit; some push new sanctions
Leading U.S. lawmakers, including numerous Republicans, criticized President Donald Trump on Monday for failing to confront Russian President Vladimir Putin over Moscow's meddling in the 2016 U.S. election as the two heads of nuclear powers stood side-by-side at a joint news conference.

Reuters Politics
Jul 16, 2018

Trump to meet with members of Congress after summit criticism
President Donald Trump will meet with members of Congress on Tuesday, the White House said, after many lawmakers criticized his performance at a summit on Monday with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Reuters Politics
Jul 16, 2018

Putin says he told Trump that Russia prepared to extend START treaty: Fox News
Russian President Vladimir Putin said in an interview broadcast on Monday that he told U.S. President Donald Trump that Russia is prepared to extend the New START nuclear treaty that expires in 2021.

Reuters Politics
Jul 16, 2018

Putin says he told Trump Russia prepared to extend START treaty: Fox News
Russian President Vladimir Putin said in an interview broadcast on Monday he told U.S. President Donald Trump that Russia is prepared to extend the START nuclear treaty that expires in 2021.

Reuters Politics
Jul 16, 2018

Shock, alarm as Trump backs Putin on election meddling at summit
Standing side by side with Vladimir Putin, U.S. President Donald Trump refused on Monday to blame the Russian leader for meddling in the 2016 U.S. election, casting doubt on the findings of his own intelligence agencies and sparking a storm of criticism at home.

Reuters Politics
Jul 16, 2018

U.S. lawmakers slam Trump as 'weak,' 'cowardly' in summit with Putin
Leading U.S. lawmakers, including numerous Republicans, harshly criticized President Donald Trump on Monday for failing to confront Russian President Vladimir Putin over Moscow's meddling in the 2016 U.S. election as the two presidents of nuclear powers stood side-by-side at a joint press conference.

Reuters Politics
Jul 16, 2018

Trump on Twitter (July 16): NATO, Russian Meddling
The following statements were posted to the verified Twitter accounts of U.S. President Donald Trump, @realDonaldTrump and @POTUS.

Reuters Politics
Jul 16, 2018

Mnuchin says U.S. to consider waivers on Iran sanctions
The United States in certain cases will consider waivers for countries that need more time to wind down imports of oil from Iran as it seeks to avoid disrupting global oil markets while reimposing sanctions against Tehran, U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said.

Reuters Politics
Jul 16, 2018

After pummeling allies, Trump ends wild Europe trip with Putin embrace
U.S. President Donald Trump's week-long adventure on the world stage in Europe came to a raucous conclusion in Helsinki on Monday, with American allies fuming and confused and Russian President Vladimir Putin literally smiling at his good fortune.

Reuters Politics
Jul 16, 2018

U.S. lawmakers condemn Trump over Helsinki summit with Putin
A wave of condemnation by U.S. lawmakers from both Republican and Democratic parties followed President Donald Trump's failure at a Helsinki summit to warn Russian President Vladimir Putin about meddling in the 2016 U.S. election.

Reuters Politics
Jul 16, 2018

House lawmakers agree on bipartisan package on capital markets rule-easing
Top lawmakers in the U.S. House of Representatives on Monday said they had agreed on a bipartisan legislative package to ease rules in a bid to help Main Street companies and boost jobs.

Reuters Politics
Jul 16, 2018

Trump, after Helsinki summit, says he has confidence in U.S. intelligence
U.S. President Donald Trump, facing a barrage of criticism for his comments during a news conference in Helsinki with Russian President Vladimir Putin, insisted in a post on Twitter on Monday that he has "GREAT confidence in MY intelligence people."

Reuters Politics
Jul 16, 2018

Top Senate Democrat urges sanctions, hearings after Trump-Putin summit
U.S. Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer called for a bipartisan effort to "ratchet up" sanctions on Moscow following U.S. President Donald Trump's summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki earlier on Monday.

Reuters Politics
Jul 16, 2018

After Helsinki, U.S. intel chief defends findings on Russian meddling
The U.S. intelligence community has been clear about the threat posed by Russian political interference and will continue "to provide unvarnished and objective intelligence" assessments, the Director of National Intelligence said on Monday.

Reuters Politics
Jul 16, 2018

U.S. lawmakers call Trump 'weak' in summit with Russia's Putin
U.S. lawmakers from both parties on Monday criticized President Donald Trump for failing to issue a stern warning to Russian President Vladimir Putin about meddling in American elections, calling Trump's message to Putin weak and a missed opportunity.

Reuters Politics
Jul 16, 2018

Fed's 'good place' U.S. economy heads for congressional review
Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell takes his upbeat view of the U.S. economy to Capitol Hill on Tuesday, with markets and many of Powell's colleagues expecting two more interest rate increases this year amid a continued economic expansion.

Reuters Politics
Jul 16, 2018

Senator McCain says Trump summit with Putin 'tragic mistake'
Republican U.S. Senator John McCain on Monday called President Donald Trump's meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki "a tragic mistake" and a new low point for the United States, accusing the American leader of failing to defend his country.

Reuters Politics
Jul 16, 2018

Shock as Trump backs Putin on election meddling at summit
U.S. President Donald Trump said after meeting Vladimir Putin on Monday he saw no reason to believe his own intelligence agencies rather than trust the Kremlin leader on the question of whether Russia interfered to help him win the 2016 election.

Reuters Politics
Jul 16, 2018

Republican Senator Corker: Trump comments on Putin make U.S. look like 'pushover'
The Republican head of the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee Bob Corker said President Donald Trump's comments at a joint news conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday made the United States look like a "pushover."

Reuters Politics
Jul 16, 2018

House speaker says Trump 'must appreciate' Russia is not an ally
U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan, following President Donald Trump's remarks on Russia on Monday, said there was "no question" that Moscow interfered in the U.S. 2016 election and that Trump "must appreciate that Russia is not our ally."

Reuters Politics
Jul 16, 2018

U.S. Rep. Schiff: Trump comments give Putin OK on 2018 interference
The top Democrat on the U.S. House of Representatives intelligence panel said President Donald Trump's comments in Helsinki on Monday essentially gave Russian President Vladimir Putin permission to interfere in November's midterm election.

Reuters Politics
Jul 16, 2018

U.S. lawmakers attack Trump as 'weak' in summit with Russia's Putin
Some prominent Republican and Democratic members of the U.S. Congress on Monday strongly criticized President Donald Trump for failing to deliver a strong warning to Russian President Vladimir Putin about meddling in American elections, saying Trump has sent a message of weakness to Moscow.

Reuters Politics
Jul 16, 2018

U.S. Senate Democratic leader: Trump 'putting himself over' U.S.
U.S. Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer on Monday blasted President Donald Trump's comments at a news conference alongside Russian President Vladimir Putin, saying his actions have "strengthened our adversaries while weakening our defenses and those of our allies."

Reuters Politics
Jul 16, 2018

Two U.S. Republican senators criticize Trump for his remarks alongside Putin
U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham, a senior Republican and member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, on Monday said President Donald Trump's performance at a press conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin will send Moscow a message of U.S. "weakness."

Reuters Politics
Jul 16, 2018

Trump sees no reason to believe Russia behind election meddling
U.S. President Donald Trump emerged from a meeting with Vladimir Putin on Monday saying he saw no reason to believe Russia had hacked the 2016 U.S. presidential election, and the Russian leader "was extremely strong and powerful" in denying it.

Reuters Politics
Jul 16, 2018

Trump stresses Israel's security in talks with Putin
The United States and Russia will work together to ensure Israel's security, U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday after his meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Reuters Politics
Jul 16, 2018

Highlights: Trump and Putin speak after meeting in Helsinki
Donald Trump met one-on-one with Russia's Vladimir Putin behind closed doors on Monday in a long-awaited summit overshadowed by the U.S. president blaming his own country's past "foolishness and stupidity" for the two powers' hostile ties.

Reuters Politics
Jul 16, 2018

Trump says he raised question of possible Russian election meddling with Putin
U.S. President Donald Trump said he had raised the issue of alleged Russian meddling in U.S. elections in talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday.

Reuters Politics
Jul 16, 2018

Trump says 'no reason to believe' Russia hacked U.S. election
U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday he saw no reason to believe Russia had hacked the 2016 U.S. presidential election to help him win, and Vladimir Putin "was extremely strong and powerful in his denial today".

Reuters Politics
Jul 16, 2018

Trump says U.S. must find ways to cooperate with Russia
U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday he had productive talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin that had turned the corner on a relationship that had never been worse.

Reuters Politics
Jul 16, 2018

Trump meets Putin after denouncing 'stupidity' of U.S. policy on Russia
Donald Trump met one-on-one with Vladimir Putin behind closed doors on Monday in a long-awaited summit overshadowed by the U.S. president blaming his own country's past "foolishness and stupidity" for the two powers' hostile ties.

Reuters Politics
Jul 16, 2018

Trump says one-on-one meeting with Putin a 'good start'
U.S. President Donald Trump described his one-on-one meeting with Russia's Vladimir Putin as a "good start" on Monday.

Reuters Politics
Jul 16, 2018

Face-to-face meeting between Putin and Trump ends: Interfax
A face-to-face meeting between Russian President Vladimir Putin and U.S. President Donald Trump in Helsinki has ended, Russia's Interfax news agency reported.

Reuters Politics
Jul 16, 2018

Trump sits down with Putin after denouncing past U.S. policy on Russia
U.S. President Donald Trump sat down with Vladimir Putin for a long-awaited summit on Monday saying he wanted good relations with Russia, after blaming Washington's own past "foolishness and stupidity" for the countries' hostile ties.

Reuters Politics
Jul 16, 2018

Putin to Trump: it's time to talk about our relations
Russia's Vladimir Putin told U.S. President Donald Trump at the start of their summit in Helsinki that it was time to talk about relations between Moscow and Washington.

Reuters Politics
Jul 16, 2018

Trump says getting along with Russia is a 'good thing not a bad thing'
U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday that getting along with Russia would be a "good thing, not a bad thing", in opening remarks in front of media before his closed-door summit with Russia's President Vladimir Putin.

Reuters Politics
Jul 16, 2018

Trump blames 'U.S. foolishness and stupidity' for poor Russia ties ahead of Putin summit
U.S. President Donald Trump blamed "U.S. foolishness and stupidity" for bad relations between Washington and Moscow, hours before he was to sit down to a one-on-one meeting with President Vladimir Putin.

Reuters Politics
Jul 16, 2018

Putin lands in Helsinki later than expected for summit with Trump
Russian President Vladimir Putin's plane landed in the Finnish capital Helsinki on Monday about a half hour behind schedule for his summit meeting with U.S. President Donald Trump.

Reuters Politics
Jul 16, 2018

Comments by former clerks may backfire on Trump's high court pick
When it became clear that President Donald Trump was seriously considering nominating Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court, the conservative judge's former law clerks swung into action as among his most energetic public cheerleaders.

Reuters Politics
Jul 16, 2018

Factbox: Handful of U.S. senators hold keys to Kavanaugh Supreme Court bid
President Donald Trump's nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court is now in the hands of the Senate, where the opposing forces are clear, except for a few senators who sometimes cross party boundaries, depending on the issues.

Reuters Politics
Jul 16, 2018

Republicans target elections with more deficit-boosting tax cuts
As November's U.S. elections approach, Republicans in the House of Representatives and the Trump administration are planning another deficit-financed tax-cut plan, but one widely seen as a vote-getting exercise with little chance of becoming law.

Reuters Politics
Jul 16, 2018

Trump blames Washington for poor Russia ties ahead of Putin summit
Hours before he was due to sit down for his first ever summit with Vladimir Putin, U.S. President Donald Trump blamed "U.S. foolishness" for bad relations between Washington and Moscow, while the Kremlin said it expected a tough meeting.

Reuters Politics
Jul 16, 2018

Trump says U.S.-Russia ties have 'never been worse'
U.S. President Donald Trump said on Twitter on Monday that U.S.-Russian ties have never been worse.

Reuters Politics
Jul 16, 2018

Trump says Obama did nothing about Russian election meddling
U.S. President Donald Trump said in a Twitter post on Monday his predecessor, Barack Obama, paid little attention to FBI allegations of Russian election meddling and they were only taken seriously after he was elected.

Reuters Politics
Jul 16, 2018

Trump says NATO summit was 'truly great'
U.S. President Donald Trump said in a Twitter post on Monday the NATO summit he attended last week had been a success and was inaccurately reported by much of the media.

Reuters Politics
Jul 16, 2018

Kremlin takes Trump to task over his gas pipeline comments: RIA
U.S. President Donald Trump's criticism of Russia's Nord Stream-2 gas pipeline to Europe is an egregious example of unscrupulous competition and it worries Moscow, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov was quoted as saying on Monday.

Reuters Politics
Jul 15, 2018

Trump and Putin to hold first summit talks as twitchy West looks on
After months of exchanging long-distance compliments, Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin sit down on Monday for their first ever summit, a potential political minefield at home for the U.S. president but a geopolitical win for his Russian counterpart.

Reuters Politics
Jul 14, 2018

Trump says he will run for reelection, had Brexit chat with Queen Elizabeth
U.S. President Donald Trump said he intends to run for re-election in 2020 because "everybody wants me to" and there are no Democratic candidates who could defeat him, the Mail on Sunday newspaper reported.

Reuters Politics
Jul 14, 2018

Trump says to run for reelection, had Brexit chat with Queen Elizabeth
U.S. President Donald Trump said he intends to run for re-election in 2020 because "everybody wants me to" and there are no Democratic candidates who could defeat him, the Mail on Sunday newspaper reported.

Reuters Politics
Jul 14, 2018

Twitter suspends two accounts linked to 12 Russians indicted by Mueller
Social networking site Twitter Inc. on Saturday suspended two accounts linked to 12 Russian spies indicted by Special Counsel Robert Mueller for interfering in the 2016 U.S. presidential election.

Reuters Politics
Jul 14, 2018

Trump says intends to run for president in 2020: Mail on Sunday
U.S. President Donald Trump said in an interview that he intends to run for re-election in the 2020 election, the Mail on Sunday newspaper reported.

Reuters Politics
Jul 14, 2018

U.S. judge, Trump administration spar over immigrant child safety
A U.S. judge struck back late Friday night at a Trump administration claim that speeding up the reunification of immigrant families separated at the U.S.-Mexican border would put children at risk, saying the government had either misunderstood his instructions or was "acting in defiance of them."

Reuters Politics
Jul 14, 2018

U.S. accuses Russian spies of 2016 election hacking as summit looms
A federal grand jury charged 12 Russian intelligence officers on Friday with hacking Democratic computer networks in 2016, in the most detailed U.S. accusation yet that Moscow meddled in the presidential election to help Republican Donald Trump.

Reuters Politics
Jul 13, 2018

Indictment of Russian officers puts pressure on Trump at Putin summit
If U.S. President Donald Trump was inclined to be tentative when raising election meddling with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday, the indictment of 12 Russian intelligence officers with hacking in 2016 has made that approach a much harder sell.

Reuters Politics
Jul 13, 2018

U.S. accuses Russian spies of 2016 election hacking; summit looms
A federal grand jury on Friday charged 12 Russian intelligence officers with hacking Democratic computer networks in 2016, in the most detailed U.S. accusation yet that Moscow meddled in the presidential election to help Republican Donald Trump.

Reuters Politics
Jul 13, 2018

Judge tells U.S. to pay costs of reuniting immigrant families
A U.S. judge in California on Friday ordered President Donald Trump's administration to pay the costs of reuniting immigrant parents with children separated from them by officials at the U.S.-Mexican border, rather than forcing the parents to pay.

Reuters Politics
Jul 13, 2018

Trump's ambassador lobbied Britain on behalf of jailed right-wing activist Tommy Robinson
Sam Brownback, the U.S. Ambassador for International Religious Freedom, complained to the British ambassador in Washington D.C. about the treatment of an English right-wing activist who is in jail for disrupting a trial, according to three sources familiar with the discussion.

Reuters Politics
Jul 13, 2018

Judge tells U.S. to pay costs of reuniting migrant families
A U.S. judge ordered the government on Friday to pay the costs of reuniting immigrant parents with their children after they were separated by officials at the U.S.-Mexican border.

Reuters Politics
Jul 13, 2018

White House official who favored more refugee admissions is out: sources
A White House official who supported higher numbers of refugee admissions to the United States and clashed with immigration hard-liners in the Trump administration left her position on Thursday, two U.S. officials with knowledge of the departure said.

Reuters Politics
Jul 13, 2018

U.S. indictments show technical evidence for Russian hacking accusations
U.S. indictments against a dozen Russian intelligence officers on Friday provided detailed technical evidence to back up allegations of Russian hacking and leaking of information to influence the 2016 U.S. presidential election.

Reuters Politics
Jul 13, 2018

White House official who supported more refugee admissions is out: sources
A White House official who supported higher numbers of refugee admissions to the United States and clashed with immigration hard-liners in the Trump administration left her position on Thursday, two U.S. officials with knowledge of the departure said.

Reuters Politics
Jul 13, 2018

U.S. intel chief warns of devastating cyber threat to U.S. infrastructure
The U.S. intelligence chief warned on Friday that the threat was growing for a devastating cyber assault on critical U.S. infrastructure, saying the "warning lights are blinking red again" nearly two decades after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks.

Reuters Politics
Jul 13, 2018

U.S. accuses Russian spies of 2016 election hacking, summit looms
A federal grand jury on Friday charged 12 Russian intelligence officers with hacking Democratic computer networks in 2016, in the most detailed U.S. accusation yet that Moscow meddled in the presidential election to help Republican Donald Trump.

Reuters Politics
Jul 13, 2018

Russia says U.S. indictment over election meddling is groundless
Russia's foreign ministry said there was no evidence the 12 people indicted by the United States on Friday were linked to military intelligence or hacking into the computer networks of the U.S. Democratic party.

Reuters Politics
Jul 13, 2018

Trump on Twitter (July 13) - Matt Gaetz, Theresa May
The following statements were posted to the verified Twitter accounts of U.S. President Donald Trump, @realDonaldTrump and @POTUS.

Reuters Politics
Jul 13, 2018

U.S. intel chief warns of cyber threats to U.S. infrastructure
U.S. Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats warned on Friday of a looming devastating cyber assault on critical U.S. infrastructure, saying nearly two decades after the Sept. 11 attacks the "warning lights are blinking red again."

Reuters Politics
Jul 13, 2018

Trump must demand that Putin stop Russia election meddling: Pelosi
President Donald Trump must seek a deal with Russian President Vladimir Putin to end Moscow's interference in American elections, the top Democrat in the House of Representatives said on Friday after fresh indictments against Russian military officers.

Reuters Politics
Jul 13, 2018

Judge to weigh new rules for U.S. reuniting of migrant families
A federal judge on Friday will consider imposing tougher rules on the U.S. government to ensure it reunites as many as 2,000 immigrant children with their parents by July 26.

Reuters Politics
Jul 13, 2018

U.S. grand jury indicts 12 Russian spies in 2016 election hacking
A federal grand jury on Friday indicted 12 Russian military intelligence officers on charges of hacking the computer networks of 2016 Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and the Democratic Party, the Justice Department said.

Reuters Politics
Jul 13, 2018

New indictments expected in Mueller special counsel probe: CNN
Prosecutors for U.S. special counsel Robert Mueller visited a federal magistrate in Washington on Friday to return a grand jury indictment, CNN reported, citing an itinerary posted outside the courtroom.

Reuters Politics
Jul 13, 2018

Novartis disputes U.S. senators' report on Cohen contract
Novartis on Friday disputed a report from Democratic U.S. senators that concluded the Swiss drugmaker misled the public about its $1.2 million contract with a former attorney for President Donald Trump.

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