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May 20, 2018

Trump to ask Justice Department to look into campaign surveillance claims
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Sunday he would ask the Justice Department to look into whether his 2016 presidential campaign was infiltrated or surveilled by the FBI or the department under the Obama administration.

Reuters Politics
May 20, 2018

Trump says he will ask Justice Department to look into campaign surveillance
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Sunday he would ask the Justice Department to look into whether his 2016 presidential campaign was infiltrated or surveilled.

Reuters Politics
May 19, 2018

Trump Jr. met Gulf princes' emissary in 2016 who offered campaign help
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Donald Trump Jr., the U.S. president's eldest son, met in August 2016 with an envoy representing the crown princes of United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia.

Reuters Politics
May 19, 2018

Trump Jr. met Gulf princes' emissary in 2016 who offered campaign help: NY Times
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Donald Trump Jr., the U.S. president's eldest son, met in August 2016 with an envoy representing the crown princes of United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia who offered help to the Trump presidential campaign, the New York Times reported on Saturday.

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May 19, 2018

Melania Trump returns to White House after kidney procedure
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump's wife, Melania Trump, returned to the White House on Saturday after undergoing a surgical procedure this week to treat a benign kidney condition, her office said.

Reuters Politics
May 18, 2018

Missouri legislators begin weighing impeachment of governor
(Reuters) - Missouri legislators convened on Friday to weigh the possible impeachment of Governor Eric Greitens, who has been embroiled in separate sex and fundraising scandals that have led to mounting pressure for his resignation.

Reuters Politics
May 18, 2018

Michael Cohen seeks to keep Stormy Daniels' lawyer out of N.Y. case
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Michael Cohen, a longtime personal lawyer of U.S. President Donald Trump, on Friday asked a judge to bar adult film star Stormy Daniels' lawyer from intervening in Cohen's legal attempt to limit prosecutors' review of documents seized from his home and office.

Reuters Politics
May 18, 2018

Trump nominates Pacific commander Harris as U.S. ambassador to Seoul
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday nominated Admiral Harry Harris, head of the U.S. Pacific Command, as U.S. ambassador to South Korea ahead of a summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un scheduled next month but since called into question by Pyongyang.

Reuters Politics
May 18, 2018

Exclusive: Special Counsel subpoenas another Stone aide in Russia probe - sources
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller has subpoenaed a key assistant of long-time Donald Trump adviser Roger Stone, two people with knowledge of the matter said, the latest sign that Mueller's investigation into alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 election is increasingly focusing on Stone.

Reuters Politics
May 18, 2018

Trump suggests FBI may have infiltrated his campaign
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday escalated his attacks on the Justice Department, suggesting that the FBI may have planted or recruited an informant in his 2016 presidential campaign.

Reuters Politics
May 18, 2018

Farm bill fails in U.S. House as immigration spat roils Republican Party
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. House of Representatives rejected a sweeping $867 billion farm bill on Friday after Republican leaders failed to appease conservative lawmakers who had asked them not to hold the vote until they were given the chance to consider a bill to clamp down on immigration.

Reuters Politics
May 18, 2018

Trump proposes taking funds away from abortion providers
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday issued a proposal that would effectively stop giving government funds that subsidize birth control for low-income women to Planned Parenthood and other clinics that provide abortions.

Reuters Politics
May 18, 2018

Farm bill fails in House over Republican immigration spat
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Republican-controlled U.S. House of Representatives failed to approve a sweeping $867 billion farm bill on Friday after conservative Republicans warned party leaders not to hold the vote until they were given the chance to consider a bill to clamp down on immigration.

Reuters Politics
May 18, 2018

Trump to nominate Wilkie to head Department of Veterans Affairs
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump said on Friday he will nominate Robert Wilkie to be secretary of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, replacing David Shulkin, who was pushed out amid alleged ethics problems.

Reuters Politics
May 18, 2018

Trump takes aim at Planned Parenthood in proposed abortion regulation
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday issued a proposal to restrict health clinics and programs that receive government funding from referring women to receive abortions.

Reuters Politics
May 18, 2018

Missouri legislators to weigh impeachment of scandal-plagued governor
(Reuters) - Missouri legislators are set to convene on Friday to weigh the possible impeachment of Governor Eric Greitens, who has been embroiled in separate sex and fundraising scandals that have led to mounting pressure for his resignation.

Reuters Politics
May 17, 2018

U.S. ends practice that gave some immigrants reprieves from deportation
NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Thursday barred immigration judges from a once-common practice of shelving deportation cases involving some immigrants with deep ties to the United States.

Reuters Politics
May 17, 2018

Mueller outlines scope of Russia probe in court filing
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller's office on Thursday gave a federal court a classified memo describing the extent of his investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election and other related crimes.

Reuters Politics
May 17, 2018

Some House Republicans see progress on 'Dreamer' immigration deal
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republicans in the U.S. Congress who are pushing for action on immigration legislation said on Thursday they were getting closer to an agreement on a bill that President Donald Trump could support.

Reuters Politics
May 17, 2018

Trump campaign decries lawsuit claiming Russian link to hacked emails
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A lawyer for U.S. President Donald Trump's campaign on Thursday rejected as "wild speculation" allegations by three Americans that it conspired with Russians to disseminate their private information from hacked emails to deter them from supporting Hillary Clinton in the 2016 election.

Reuters Politics
May 17, 2018

U.S. House defeats farm bill sugar amendment amid Republican immigration spat
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday defeated a sugar amendment to the sweeping farm bill, bolstering the likelihood the House could approve it this week if a Republican standoff over immigration is resolved.

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May 17, 2018

U.S. lawmakers plan hearings on 'emboldened' China
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. House of Representatives Intelligence Committee leaders said on Thursday they will hold a series of hearings in coming months looking at what they see as serious threats from China, continuing strong calls in Congress for tough dealings with Beijing.

Reuters Politics
May 17, 2018

Exclusive: Manafort's former son-in-law cuts plea deal, to cooperate with government - sources
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The former son-in-law of Paul Manafort, the one-time chairman of President Donald Trump's campaign, has cut a plea deal with the Justice Department that requires him to cooperate with other criminal probes, two people with knowledge of the matter said.   

Reuters Politics
May 17, 2018

Farm bill prospects in U.S. House clouded by immigration debate
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Conservatives in the U.S. House of Representatives have told their Republican leaders a farm bill vote scheduled for Friday should not happen until they are given a chance to consider a bill that would clamp down on immigration.

Reuters Politics
May 17, 2018

U.S. Senate confirms Haspel to be first woman CIA director
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate confirmed Gina Haspel on Thursday to be director of the CIA, ending a bruising confirmation fight centered on her ties to the spy agency's past use of waterboarding and other brutal interrogation techniques.

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May 17, 2018

Trump fails to halt 'Apprentice' contestant's defamation lawsuit
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A New York state appeals court on Thursday denied U.S. President Donald Trump's bid to halt a defamation lawsuit by a former contestant on his reality TV show "The Apprentice" who accused him of making unwanted sexual advances.

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May 17, 2018

U.S. lawmakers plan series of hearings on 'emboldened' China
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. House of Representatives Intelligence Committee leaders said on Thursday they will hold a series of hearings in coming months looking at what they see as serious threats from China, continuing strong calls in Congress for tough dealings with Beijing.

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May 17, 2018

Mueller's office files unredacted memo outlining scope of Russia probe: filing
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Special Counsel Robert Mueller's office notified a federal court in Virginia on Thursday it had filed under seal an unredacted memorandum that is expected to shed light on the scope of his wide-ranging probe into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.

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May 17, 2018

NY appeals court rejects Trump bid to halt defamation lawsuit
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A New York state appeals court on Thursday rejected U.S. President Donald Trump's bid to halt a defamation lawsuit by a former contestant on his reality TV show "The Apprentice" who accused him of making unwanted sexual advances on her.

Reuters Politics
May 17, 2018

Roche says has had no contact with Trump lawyer Cohen
ZURICH (Reuters) - Roche has had no contact with U.S. President Donald Trump's personal attorney Michael Cohen, the Swiss pharmaceuticals maker's Chief Executive said on Thursday.

Reuters Politics
May 16, 2018

Trump lawyer Cohen sought $1 million from Qatar in late 2016: Washington Post
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump's longtime personal lawyer Michael Cohen asked the Qatari government for at least $1 million in December 2016 in exchange for access or insight into the Trump administration, the Washington Post reported on Wednesday.

Reuters Politics
May 16, 2018

Tillerson warns of U.S. ethical crisis, in apparent swipe at Trump
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - In an apparent swipe at U.S. President Donald Trump, former Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Wednesday decried what he called "a growing crisis in ethics and integrity" in American public life.

Reuters Politics
May 16, 2018

Senate panel advances Trump nominee Haspel for head of CIA
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee approved President Donald Trump's nominee to lead the CIA, Gina Haspel, on Wednesday and she is expected to be confirmed by the full Senate as soon as next week as the spy agency's first female director.

Reuters Politics
May 16, 2018

Senate panel reveals details from Trump Tower meeting probe
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - An intermediary of a Russian oligarch and associates of then-U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump coordinated responses to revelations of a meeting in which Trump's eldest son expected to get "dirt" on Democratic rival Hillary Clinton, documents released by a U.S. Senate panel showed on Wednesday.

Reuters Politics
May 16, 2018

Ex-Trump aide Bannon promoted 'culture war': Cambridge Analytica whistleblower
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump's former aide Steve Bannon sought to use personal information collected online to promote "a culture war," a whistleblower on now-defunct political data firm Cambridge Analytica told U.S. senators on Wednesday.

Reuters Politics
May 16, 2018

Trump reimbursed attorney who paid porn star Stormy Daniels: disclosure
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump acknowledged for the first time in an ethics disclosure released on Wednesday that he repaid more than $100,000 to former personal attorney Michael Cohen, renewing questions about Trump's ties to porn star Stormy Daniels.

Reuters Politics
May 16, 2018

Mueller told Trump team he would not indict Trump: Giuliani told CNN
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Special Counsel Robert Mueller has told President Donald Trump's legal team he would follow Justice Department guidance that a president cannot be indicted, CNN reported, citing an interview with Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani.

Reuters Politics
May 16, 2018

Trump will seek full funding soon for his border wall
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump on Wednesday said he would soon push for full funding of his promised wall along the U.S. border with Mexico, which could spark budget battles in a Congress fractured over his immigration policy.

Reuters Politics
May 16, 2018

House Speaker Ryan seeks to head off Republican revolt on immigration
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan sought to head off revolts on Wednesday from the right and center of his Republican Party as lawmakers battled over legislation that would protect young illegal immigrants from deportation.

Reuters Politics
May 16, 2018

Lawyer for Russian company says Mueller's office slow to hand over evidence
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A lawyer representing a Russian company charged with funding a propaganda operation to meddle in the 2016 U.S. presidential election accused Special Counsel Robert Mueller's office of delays in handing over evidence at a testy hearing on Wednesday.

Reuters Politics
May 16, 2018

Senate approves bill in bid to retain U.S. net neutrality
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate voted 52 to 47 on Wednesday to reverse the Federal Communications Commission decision in December to repeal landmark 2015 net neutrality rules, but it still faces an uphill battle.

Reuters Politics
May 16, 2018

Trump repaid attorney who paid off Stormy Daniels: ethics disclosure
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump acknowledged for the first time in an ethics disclosure released on Wednesday that he repaid more than $100,001 to former personal attorney Michael Cohen, shedding new light on a scandal involving Trump and porn star Stormy Daniels.

Reuters Politics
May 16, 2018

Trump pick for State Department energy job approved by Senate panel
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump's nominee for the top U.S. State Department job dealing with matters related to energy and the global oil industry was approved by a Senate committee on Wednesday, as the United States gears up to re-impose sanctions on Iran's oil exports.

Reuters Politics
May 16, 2018

Mueller issues grand jury subpoenas to Trump adviser's social media consultant
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Justice Department Special Counsel Robert Mueller has issued two subpoenas to a social media expert who worked for longtime Donald Trump adviser Roger Stone during the 2016 presidential election campaign.

Reuters Politics
May 16, 2018

Trump repaid attorney Cohen for 'third party' expense: disclosure
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump acknowledged for the first time that he repaid his attorney Michael Cohen for a payment of at least$100,001 made to a "third party" in 2016, according to ethics disclosures signed by the president that were released by the U.S. Office of Government Ethics on Wednesday.

Reuters Politics
May 16, 2018

Trump repaid attorney Cohen for 2016 payment made on his behalf: ethics disclosure
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump repaid his attorney Michael Cohen for an expense greater than $100,001 and less than $250,000 that was incurred in 2016, according to ethics disclosures signed by the president that were released by the Office of Government Ethics on Wednesday.

Reuters Politics
May 16, 2018

EPA chief tells U.S. lawmakers he has fund to fight ethics complaints
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt said on Wednesday that he now has a legal fund in place to help him fight off a growing list of allegations against him related to his spending and reported ethical missteps in office.

Reuters Politics
May 16, 2018

U.S. net neutrality bill advances in the Senate
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate voted 52 to 47 to advance a bill that would reverse the Federal Communications Commission decision in December to repeal landmark 2015 net neutrality rules.

Reuters Politics
May 16, 2018

U.S. net neutrality bill gets enough Senate votes to advance
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate has the votes to advance a bill that would reverse the Federal Communications Commission decision in December to repeal landmark 2015 net neutrality rules.

Reuters Politics
May 16, 2018

Key U.S. senators: 'no doubt' Russia sought to interfere in U.S. election
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The leaders of the U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee said on Wednesday their investigation of Russia and the 2016 U.S. election was continuing, and they agree with intelligence agencies' assessment that Moscow sought to interfere with the vote.

Reuters Politics
May 16, 2018

EPA chief tells U.S. lawmakers he has fund to fight off ethics complaints
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt said on Wednesday that he now has a legal fund in place to help him fight off a growing list of allegations against him related to his spending and reported ethical missteps in office.

Reuters Politics
May 16, 2018

House Speaker Ryan moves to stop Republican revolt on immigration
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan on Wednesday warned a small group of his fellow Republicans against forcing a floor debate on four separate bills that would protect young illegal immigrants from deportation, saying doing so would be a "big mistake."

Reuters Politics
May 16, 2018

EPA chief tells senators criticisms against him unfounded, exaggerated
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt told senators on Wednesday that some of the controversies surrounding his tenure are "unfounded and exaggerated," as lawmakers bombarded him with questions about his spending and alleged ethical missteps.

Reuters Politics
May 16, 2018

Senate panel releases details from its Trump Tower meeting probe
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. Senate committee on Wednesday released hundreds of pages of transcripts and other details from its investigation of a Trump campaign meeting at Trump Tower in June 2016 with Russians who claimed to have damaging information about Hillary Clinton, Trump's Democratic rival for the presidency.

Reuters Politics
May 16, 2018

Senate panel advances Trump nominee to lead CIA
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. Senate committee voted on Wednesday in favor of Gina Haspel, President Donald Trump's nominee to be CIA director, and she is expected to be confirmed by the full Senate as soon as next week.

Reuters Politics
May 16, 2018

EPA chief to face fresh questions about spending in senate hearing
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt will testify in front of a Senate subcommittee on Wednesday about his agency's budget, exposing him to fresh questions about his travel and security spending.

Reuters Politics
May 16, 2018

Key U.S. House battleground forged in Pennsylvania
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democrats' quest to take control of the U.S. House of Representatives and stymie President Donald Trump's agenda began in earnest on Tuesday after voters in Pennsylvania chose a slate of nominees to compete in a pivotal battleground state.

Reuters Politics
May 15, 2018

Trump scraps cyber czar post after first appointee leaves: White House
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House has eliminated the position of cyber security coordinator after President Donald Trump's first appointee for the job departed last week, a spokesman for the National Security Council confirmed on Tuesday.

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May 15, 2018

Trump CIA nominee secures key Democrat's vote, heads for confirmation
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The top Democrat on the U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee said on Tuesday he would support President Donald Trump's nominee to be CIA director, Gina Haspel, all but ensuring her confirmation as the first woman to lead the spy agency.

Reuters Politics
May 15, 2018

U.S. judge refuses to dismiss ex-Trump aide Manafort's criminal case
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A federal judge refused on Tuesday to dismiss criminal charges brought by Special Counsel Robert Mueller against President Donald Trump's former campaign manager Paul Manafort, after Manafort claimed that Mueller had exceeded his prosecutorial powers.

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May 15, 2018

House votes next Tuesday on bill easing post-crisis bank rules: sources
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. House of Representatives will vote next Tuesday on a bill that would relax regulations introduced after the 2007-2009 financial crisis, two congressional sources said.

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May 15, 2018

Top U.S. Senate intelligence Democrat backs Trump CIA nominee
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The top Democrat on the U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee said on Tuesday he would support President Donald Trump's nominee to be CIA director, Gina Haspel, all but ensuring her confirmation as the first woman to lead the spy agency.

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May 15, 2018

U.S. agency seeks new authority to disable threatening drones
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The head of the U.S. Homeland Security Department on Tuesday told Congress that the agency needs new legal authority to track threatening drones and disable or destroy them if necessary.

Reuters Politics
May 15, 2018

Senate aims to finish bipartisan farm bill in June
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democratic Senator Amy Klobuchar said on Tuesday that the U.S. Senate expects to finish a bipartisan farm bill sometime in June.

Reuters Politics
May 15, 2018

Republican senator says EPA chief must slow refinery waivers or resign
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Republican Senator Chuck Grassley on Tuesday said Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt must scale back the use of biofuels waivers for small refineries, or else he will join other lawmakers calling for Pruitt's resignation.

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May 15, 2018

Trump CIA nominee: U.S. should not have undertaken harsh interrogations
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump's nominee to be CIA director, Gina Haspel, said the agency should not have undertaken a past harsh interrogation program, while asserting that the program yielded "valuable intelligence."

Reuters Politics
May 15, 2018

White House's Kudlow: Not certain what U.S. will do on China's ZTE: Politico
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow said on Tuesday it was far from certain what steps the U.S. government would take on China's ZTE Corp, which he characterized as an enforcement, rather than trade, issue.

Reuters Politics
May 15, 2018

Republican senator demands EPA scale back refinery biofuel waivers
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Republican Senator Chuck Grassley on Tuesday said Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt must scale back the use of biofuels waivers for small refineries, or else he will join other lawmakers calling for Pruitt's resignation.

Reuters Politics
May 15, 2018

Pennsylvania primaries could herald shift of power in U.S. House
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Voters head to the polls on Tuesday in crucial party primaries in Pennsylvania, a state that has become central to Democrats' hopes of retaking control of the U.S. House of Representatives.

Reuters Politics
May 14, 2018

Prosecutors dismiss criminal charge against Missouri governor
(Reuters) - St. Louis prosecutors on Monday dismissed the criminal invasion of privacy charge against Missouri Governor Eric Greitens, ending a widely anticipated trial for the state's top politician related to a sex scandal before the jury was even selected.

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May 14, 2018

Illinois proposes reinstating death penalty for mass murder, police killings
(Reuters) - Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner said on Monday he is seeking to reinstate the death penalty for mass murder and killing a police officer, a move that comes when capital punishment nationwide is at lows not seen for about a quarter century.

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May 14, 2018

U.S. EPA chief Pruitt asked for 24/7 security from Day One: watchdog
(Reuters) - U.S. Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt requested and received around-the-clock security from his first day in office in 2017, the agency's watchdog on Monday told a lawmaker questioning Pruitt's expensive security detail.

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May 14, 2018

U.S. EPA chief Pruitt asked for 24/7 security from first day: watchdog
(Reuters) - U.S. Environmental Protection Agency head Scott Pruitt requested and received around-the-clock security since his first day in office in 2017, the agency's watchdog on Monday told a lawmaker questioning Pruitt's expensive security detail.

Reuters Politics
May 14, 2018

Russian company charged in Mueller probe seeks grand jury materials
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A Russian company accused by Special Counsel Robert Mueller of funding a propaganda operation to interfere in the 2016 U.S. presidential election is asking a federal judge for access to secret information reviewed by a grand jury before it indicted the firm.

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May 14, 2018

U.S. senators oppose trade group's lawyer as consumer watchdog
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Federal Trade Commission should delay a vote to name its top consumer advocate, three Democratic U.S. senators said on Monday, citing the appointee's work for Equifax, Facebook, Uber [UBER.UL] and other companies the FTC has probed.

Reuters Politics
May 14, 2018

Ex-Senate Democratic leader Reid has surgery for pancreatic tumor: family
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Former Democratic U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid had surgery on Monday to remove a tumor from his pancreas, according to a family statement posted on his Facebook page.

Reuters Politics
May 14, 2018

U.S. diplomat involved in fatal accident allowed to leave Pakistan
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - An American diplomat, who was initially barred from leaving the country after being involved in a fatal traffic accident, has left Pakistan, a U.S. State Department spokesperson said on Monday.

Reuters Politics
May 14, 2018

Pompeo reaches out to European counterparts amid Iran tensions
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo spoke to German, French and British counterparts in recent days to discuss cooperation over Iran, a State Department spokeswoman said on Monday a week after U.S. President Donald Trump withdrew from the Iran nuclear deal.

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May 14, 2018

Supreme Court puts brakes on police searches of rental cars
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday limited the ability of police to search rental cars driven by someone other than the person who signed the rental agreement, shoring up privacy rights behind the wheel.

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May 14, 2018

Senate votes Wednesday on effort to reinstate 'net neutrality' rules
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate will vote on Wednesday on whether to reverse a decision by the Trump administration to roll back Obama-era "net neutrality" rules, Democratic senators said on Monday.

Reuters Politics
May 14, 2018

U.S. Senate committee to vote on Trump CIA pick on Wednesday
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee will vote on Wednesday morning on President Donald Trump's nominee to be the new director of the CIA, Gina Haspel, a committee aide said on Monday.

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May 14, 2018

U.S. to consider expanding Medicare drug price negotiation
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Trump administration is considering expanding Medicare's ability to negotiate the cost of drugs by giving private payers a role in setting the price of medicines administered in hospitals and doctors' offices, Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar said on Monday.

Reuters Politics
May 12, 2018

Top Republican says White House should condemn aid who mocked McCain
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A top Republican has urged the White House to speak out against an aide who mocked Senator John McCain's brain cancer during an internal meeting, but stopped short of calling on U.S. President Donald Trump to apologize.

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May 12, 2018

Trump says wants a government funding deal before August break
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Saturday that Congress must have a deal to fund the federal government before the summer break in August or lawmakers would have to stay in Washington.

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May 12, 2018

BlackRock may keep fees despite executive's U.S. campaign donation: SEC
NEW YORK (Reuters) - BlackRock Inc can keep fees from the state of Ohio despite a donation one of its top executives made to Governor John Kasich's U.S. presidential campaign, according to a preliminary ruling late on Friday by a securities regulator.

Reuters Politics
May 11, 2018

Trump on Twitter (May 11) - Healthcare, AT&T, Time Warner
The following statements were posted to the verified Twitter accounts of U.S. President Donald Trump, @realDonaldTrump and @POTUS.

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May 11, 2018

Trump assails high drug prices, avoids direct hit on industry
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday blasted drugmakers and healthcare "middlemen" for making prescription medicines unaffordable for Americans, but healthcare stocks rose as his administration avoided aggressive direct measures to cut prices.

Reuters Politics
May 11, 2018

Foreign investment bill targeting China heads for Senate panel vote
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A bill aimed at tightening oversight of foreign investment in the United States because of concern about China's acquisition of critical technology is headed for a vote this month in the U.S. Senate Banking Committee, the panel said on Friday.

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May 11, 2018

Ex-New York Assembly Speaker Silver found guilty in second corruption trial
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Former New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver was found guilty of corruption charges on Friday by a jury in Manhattan federal court after an appeals court threw out an earlier conviction.

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May 11, 2018

Bill tightening foreign investment oversight headed for Senate vote
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A bill aimed at tightening oversight of foreign investment in the United States is headed for a vote this month by the U.S. Senate Banking Committee, the panel said in a statement on Friday.

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May 11, 2018

Trump, May condemn Iran rocket attacks on Israel: White House
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump spoke by phone on Friday with British Prime Minister Theresa May and the two leaders condemned Iran's rocket attacks on Israel from Syria, the White House said in a statement.

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May 11, 2018

U.S. credit reporting industry lawyer may head FTC bureau: sources
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. consumer watchdogs expressed concern on Friday that a lawyer who represented credit reporting companies over a massive data breach at Equifax is being considered to head the Federal Trade Commission's Bureau of Consumer Protection.

Reuters Politics
May 11, 2018

Trump biofuel policy overhaul to include fewer refinery waivers: source
(Reuters) - The Trump administration will scale back the use of biofuels waivers for small refineries and count ethanol exports toward federal biofuels usage quotas as part of a broad overhaul of the nation's renewable fuel policy, a source briefed on the plans said on Friday.

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May 11, 2018

Trump blasts drugmakers, middlemen for high U.S. drug prices
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday blasted drugmakers and healthcare "middlemen" for making prescription drugs unaffordable for Americans, but healthcare stocks rose as it became clear the administration had avoided taking aggressive and direct measures to cut drug prices.

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May 11, 2018

NRA sues New York governor, regulator for 'blacklisting campaign'
(Reuters) - The National Rifle Association on Friday sued New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and the state's financial regulator for engaging in what it said was a "blacklisting campaign" aimed at swaying banks and insurers to stop doing business with the gun advocacy group, according to a complaint.

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May 11, 2018

Trump to propose sweeping changes to U.S. biofuel policy: source
(Reuters) - The Trump administration will propose sweeping changes to the nation's biofuel policy, including expanding it to exports and cutting the number of waivers for small refineries, a source briefed on the plans told Reuters.

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May 11, 2018

Trump to soon propose sweeping changes to biofuel laws: source
(Reuters) - The Trump administration will soon propose sweeping changes to the nation's biofuel laws that include expanding the program to ethanol exports and reducing the number of exemptions for the nation's small refineries, a source briefed on the plans told Reuters on Friday.

Reuters Politics
May 11, 2018

Ex-CIA contractor pleads guilty to retaining classified information
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A former contractor for the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency pleaded guilty on Friday for removing and retaining classified information from his government office and later lying about it to federal investigators, the Justice Department said.

Reuters Politics
May 11, 2018

Trump says he still has confidence in EPA chief Pruitt
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday said that embattled Environmental Protection Agency Director Scott Pruitt still has his confidence.

Reuters Politics
May 11, 2018

McCain's daughter slams White House aide's 'he's dying' comments
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Meghan McCain on Friday questioned how the White House aide who disparaged her ailing father, Republican U.S. Senator John McCain, during a meeting, still has a job.

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