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Reuters Politics
Feb 20, 2019

Possible O'Rourke White House bid spurs action to mobilize students
A Democratic group seeking to persuade former Texas congressman Beto O'Rourke to run for president will launch mobilization efforts on college campuses nationwide to coincide with what they believe will be his entry into the race by month's end.

Reuters Politics
Feb 20, 2019

Ex-Trump lawyer Cohen to testify before House oversight panel next week
U.S. President Donald Trump's former lawyer Michael Cohen will testify in a public hearing before a U.S. House of Representatives committee on Feb. 27, the panel's chairman said on Wednesday.

Reuters Politics
Feb 20, 2019

O'Rourke supporters build student network ahead of possible White House bid
A Democratic group seeking to persuade former Texas congressman Beto O'Rourke to run for president will launch mobilization efforts on college campuses nationwide to coincide with what they believe will be his entry into the race by month's end.

Reuters Politics
Feb 20, 2019

House Democrats move to block Trump's emergency declaration on border
Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives plan to introduce a resolution on Friday to end President Donald Trump's national emergency declaration on border security, according to aides to Representative Joaquin Castro.

Reuters Politics
Feb 20, 2019

Ex-Trump campaign worker files lawsuit to kill non-disclosure pacts
A former campaign worker for President Donald Trump filed a lawsuit on Wednesday seeking to invalidate all of the non-disclosure and non-disparagement agreements that campaign workers were required to sign before joining the president's 2016 election campaign.

Reuters Politics
Feb 20, 2019

U.S. House Democrats move to block Trump's emergency declaration on border
Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives plan to introduce a resolution on Friday to end President Donald Trump's national emergency declaration on border security, according to aides to Representative Joaquin Castro.

Reuters Politics
Feb 20, 2019

North Carolina Republican's son says warned father about operative's past
The son of the Republican candidate in a disputed congressional race in North Carolina said on Wednesday he warned his father to be suspicious of a political operative now accused of running an illegal ballot operation to sway the November 2018 election.

Reuters Politics
Feb 20, 2019

Trump-California rift widens as auto emissions talks fail
U.S. federal officials have decided to end negotiations with California over the Trump administration's plans to roll back fuel economy rules designed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, a government official said on Wednesday.

Reuters Politics
Feb 20, 2019

Trump team to scrap talks with California on auto emissions: official
U.S. federal officials have decided to end negotiations with California over the Trump administration's plans to roll back fuel economy rules designed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, a government official said on Wednesday.

Reuters Politics
Feb 20, 2019

Trump says he expects to meet North Korea's Kim again after Hanoi summit
U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday that he expects to meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un again after their planned summit next week in Hanoi.

Reuters Politics
Feb 20, 2019

Justice Department preparing to receive Mueller report: CNN
The U.S. Department of Justice may announce as early as next week that Special Counsel Robert Mueller has given the attorney general his report on the federal Russia investigation, CNN said on Wednesday, citing unnamed sources.

Reuters Politics
Feb 20, 2019

Trump says release of Russia probe report up to attorney general
President Donald Trump said on Wednesday the release of any report on the Russia investigation by Special Counsel Robert Mueller will be totally up to U.S. Attorney General William Barr.

Reuters Politics
Feb 20, 2019

Trump's former lawyer Cohen gets two-month delay to report to prison
U.S. President Donald Trump's former personal lawyer Michael Cohen will now report to federal prison on May 6 after a judge granted him a two-month delay, a court order released on Wednesday said.

Reuters Politics
Feb 20, 2019

Consultant says unaware of fraud in U.S. House race in North Carolina
A political consultant told North Carolina's elections board on Wednesday he was not aware an operative working for their Republican candidate had devised an unlawful absentee ballot operation that investigators say was an effort to sway a close congressional race.

Reuters Politics
Feb 20, 2019

White House readies panel to question security risks of climate
The White House is readying a presidential panel that would question U.S. military and intelligence reports showing human-driven climate change poses risks to national security, according to a document seen by Reuters on Wednesday.

Reuters Politics
Feb 20, 2019

Trump administration to end fuel economy talks with California: official
The Trump administration has decided to end negotiations with California over plans to roll back fuel economy rules, a government official confirmed on Wednesday.

Reuters Politics
Feb 20, 2019

North Carolina hearing on alleged election fraud enters third day
North Carolina election officials were to hear a third day of testimony about an investigation into an alleged election fraud scheme led by a Republican operative to sway a close and still unsettled congressional race.

Reuters Politics
Feb 19, 2019

Trump plans to nominate Jeffrey Rosen as Justice Dept. No. 2: senior official
President Donald Trump plans to nominate Jeffrey Rosen as the next deputy U.S. attorney general, the White House said on Tuesday night, the latest shuffle in the Justice Department at a time when it faces close scrutiny over its Russia investigation.

Reuters Politics
Feb 19, 2019

Illinois mass shooting reveals gaps in gun laws; state seeks to close them
The governor of Illinois vowed on Tuesday to seek tighter gun control measures after learning the man who shot five co-workers dead last week was wrongly granted a firearms permit but never forced to surrender his weapon.

Reuters Politics
Feb 19, 2019

U.S. agency to cancel $929 million in California high-speed rail funds
The U.S. Transportation Department said on Tuesday it will cancel $929 million in federal funds awarded by the Obama administration for a California high-speed rail project and is "actively exploring every legal option" to seek the return of $2.5 billion the state has already received.

Reuters Politics
Feb 19, 2019

Trump confident he will prevail against lawsuits over emergency declaration
President Donald Trump expressed confidence on Tuesday that he would prevail against a lawsuit filed by 16 U.S. states seeking to block his declaration of a national emergency to fund a wall along the U.S. border with Mexico.

Reuters Politics
Feb 19, 2019

Bernie Sanders seeks U.S. presidency again in 2020
U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders, the Vermont progressive whose 2016 White House campaign garnered fervent grassroots support and pushed the Democratic Party sharply to the left, said on Tuesday he would again seek the party's presidential nomination in 2020.

Reuters Politics
Feb 19, 2019

Trump urged acting attorney general to put ally on hush payments probe: NYT
U.S. President Donald Trump asked his acting attorney general to put a Trump-allied prosecutor in charge of a federal probe into the president's role in hush payments to women during his 2016 campaign, The New York Times reported on Tuesday, citing several American officials.

Reuters Politics
Feb 19, 2019

North Carolina poll workers admit improperly running early results
North Carolina poll workers told election officials on Tuesday they illegally viewed early election results last year, the latest evidence in a probe of voting irregularities in a still unsettled congressional race.

Reuters Politics
Feb 19, 2019

Democrats drop lawsuit against former acting attorney general
Three Democratic U.S. senators on Tuesday dropped a lawsuit that challenged the appointment of former acting attorney general Matthew Whitaker, who stepped down from his post last week when the Senate confirmed William Barr to the position.

Reuters Politics
Feb 19, 2019

North Carolina poll workers admit they improperly ran early voting results
North Carolina poll workers told election officials on Tuesday they illegally viewed early election results last year, the latest evidence in a probe of voting irregularities in a still-unsettled congressional race.

Reuters Politics
Feb 19, 2019

Bernie Sanders faces new challenges in crowded 2020 U.S. presidential race
Bernie Sanders is back for another White House run, but this one promises to be far different than the improbable 2016 presidential campaign that made the Vermont senator a political force.

Reuters Politics
Feb 19, 2019

N.C. poll workers admit they improperly ran early voting results
North Carolina poll workers told election officials on Tuesday they illegally viewed early election results last year, the latest evidence in a probe of voting irregularities in a still-unsettled congressional race.

Reuters Politics
Feb 19, 2019

Trump aides ignored legal warnings in pushing reactor plan -Democratic report
Top White House aides ignored repeated warnings they could be breaking the law as they worked with former U.S. officials and a close friend of President Donald Trump to advance a multi-billion-dollar plan to build nuclear reactors in the Middle East, Democratic lawmakers alleged in a report released Tuesday.

Reuters Politics
Feb 19, 2019

Ginsburg gets back to business in return to U.S. Supreme Court
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, returning to the bench for the first time since undergoing lung cancer surgery in December, jumped right into the fray on Tuesday, posing the first question in oral arguments as is her custom.

Reuters Politics
Feb 19, 2019

Trump aides ignored legal warnings in pushing reactor plan: Democratic report
Top White House aides ignored repeated warnings they could be breaking the law as they worked with former U.S. officials and a close friend of President Donald Trump to advance a multi-billion-dollar plan to build nuclear reactors in the Middle East, Democratic lawmakers alleged in a report released Tuesday.

Reuters Politics
Feb 19, 2019

Vice President Pence picks familiar face for chief of staff
U.S. Vice President Mike Pence has chosen a familiar White House figure for his new chief of staff: Marc Short, who was President Donald Trump's top legislative aide until he left in July.

Reuters Politics
Feb 19, 2019

U.S. top court rejects ex-congressman's appeal in spending scandal
The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday rejected a bid by Republican former congressman Aaron Schock, who resigned in 2015 amid questions about spending on his lavish "Downton Abbey"-inspired Washington office, to escape charges accusing him of defauding the government while a member of the House of Representatives.

Reuters Politics
Feb 19, 2019

Former Trump adviser Stone ordered to appear in court over Instagram posts
Roger Stone, a former adviser to U.S. President Donald Trump, was ordered to appear in court this week over Instagram posts that appeared to threaten the judge presiding over his criminal trial.

Reuters Politics
Feb 19, 2019

U.S. presidential hopeful Warren urges universal childcare, 'ultra-millionaire' tax
U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren, a Democrat running for president, on Tuesday proposed a universal childcare program, paid for by a tax on high-net-worth individuals, to help families unable to find affordable care.

Reuters Politics
Feb 19, 2019

North Carolina officials probe alleged ballot fraud in U.S. House vote
North Carolina election officials on Tuesday were to hear a second day of evidence concerning what investigators called a Republican political operative's scheme to tip a congressional race in his party's favor with unlawful absentee ballots.

Reuters Politics
Feb 19, 2019

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ginsburg attends oral argument after cancer bout
U.S. Supreme Court justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Tuesday made her first appearance on the bench since lung cancer surgery in December as she attended an oral argument in a patent case.

Reuters Politics
Feb 19, 2019

Factbox: Democratic presidential contenders jump into 2020 fray
U.S. Democrats, anxious to get started on their quest to recapture the White House in 2020, are lining up to launch campaigns in what is quickly becoming a crowded field of presidential contenders.

Reuters Politics
Feb 19, 2019

Bernie Sanders to seek U.S. presidency again in 2020
U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders, the progressive populist who mounted a fierce challenge to front-runner Hillary Clinton in the 2016 White House campaign, said on Tuesday he will again seek the Democratic Party's presidential nomination in 2020.

Reuters Politics
Feb 19, 2019

Bernie Sanders launches second Democratic U.S. presidential bid
U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders, the progressive populist who mounted a fierce challenge to front-runner Hillary Clinton in the 2016 White House campaign, said on Tuesday he would again seek the Democratic Party's presidential nomination in 2020.

Reuters Politics
Feb 19, 2019

Republican backlash against Trump EPA pick fueled by 'biofuel reset'
EPA acting administrator Andrew Wheeler rejected a proposal from his staff that would have reduced the ambition of the nation's biofuel policy over the next three years, arguing the targeted range it included for annual ethanol consumption was too low, according to two sources familiar with the matter.

Reuters Politics
Feb 19, 2019

Bernie Sanders to run for U.S. president in 2020: CNN
U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders said he will run for president again in the 2020 election, CNN reported on Tuesday.

Reuters Politics
Feb 18, 2019

Deputy Attorney General Rosenstein to step down in March: official
Rod Rosenstein, the U.S. deputy attorney general who appointed special counsel Robert Mueller to investigate possible ties between Russia and President Donald Trump's campaign, is expected to step down by mid March, a Justice Department official said on Monday.

Reuters Politics
Feb 18, 2019

Former Trump adviser Stone apologizes to judge after photo post
President Donald Trump's former adviser Roger Stone apologized on Monday after posting on Instagram a photo of the judge overseeing his trial for allegedly making false statements to Congress, obstruction and witness tampering.

Reuters Politics
Feb 18, 2019

U.S. states sue Trump administration in showdown over border wall funds
A coalition of 16 U.S. states led by California sued President Donald Trump's administration on Monday over his decision to declare a national emergency to obtain funds for constructing a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border.

Reuters Politics
Feb 18, 2019

Official cites 'unlawful' balloting in U.S. congressional vote
A Republican operative directed an unlawful absentee ballot scheme in North Carolina's 9th congressional district and tried to hide the evidence, an election official said on Monday at a hearing that could lead to a new vote in the disputed contest.

Reuters Politics
Feb 18, 2019

Exclusive: Air Force to push Congress for military housing tenant bill of rights
Aiming to grant military families far greater say to challenge hazardous housing, the U.S. Air Force told Reuters Monday it will push Congress to enact a tenant bill of rights allowing families the power to withhold rent or break leases to escape unsafe conditions.

Reuters Politics
Feb 18, 2019

Presidents Day protests decry Trump's emergency declaration
Activists in Washington, Chicago and dozens of other U.S. cities protested on Monday's Presidents Day holiday against President Donald Trump's declaration of a national emergency to secure funding for a U.S.-Mexico border wall.

Reuters Politics
Feb 18, 2019

N.C. congressional contest marred by voter fraud scheme: official
An investigation into a disputed 2018 congressional election in North Carolina has uncovered a "coordinated, unlawful and substantially resourced absentee ballot scheme" to influence the vote's outcome, a state election board official said on Monday.

Reuters Politics
Feb 18, 2019

N.C. congressional contest marred by absentee ballot scheme: official
An investigation of a disputed 2018 congressional contest in North Carolina has uncovered a "coordinated, unlawful and substantially resourced absentee ballot scheme," the state's elections board executive director said on Monday.

Reuters Politics
Feb 18, 2019

No need for Shinzo Abe: Trump already nominated for Nobel Peace Prize
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is not saying whether or not he nominated Donald Trump for this year's Nobel Peace Prize, but the question may be moot: the U.S. president has been put forward by others for the prestigious award.

Reuters Politics
Feb 18, 2019

Trump's 'relentless attack' on FBI prompted memoir by former official: NPR
Former top FBI official Andrew McCabe decried the "relentless attack" he said U.S. President Donald Trump has launched against the agency, according to released excerpts of an interview with NPR's Morning Edition, to be aired early Monday.

Reuters Politics
Feb 18, 2019

Critics urge Presidents Day protests against Trump's emergency declaration
Activists called for nationwide protests on Monday's Presidents Day holiday to demonstrate against President Donald Trump's declaration of a national emergency to secure funding for a U.S.-Mexico border wall.

Reuters Politics
Feb 18, 2019

North Carolina board to hear evidence on election fraud claim
North Carolina election officials on Monday will begin hearing evidence on allegations that absentee ballots unlawfully collected by a Republican operative may have tipped a tight November U.S. congressional election in favor of a Republican candidate.

Reuters Politics
Feb 18, 2019

Trump policies unite allies against him at European security forum
In 2009, then U.S. Vice President Joe Biden came to Munich to "press the reset button" with Russia. A decade later he came again to offer the world better relations, this time with his own country.

Reuters Politics
Feb 17, 2019

Venezuela denies EU lawmakers entry given 'conspiratorial motives'
Venezuela denied a group of European Parliament deputies entry into the country on Sunday, arguing they had "conspiratorial motives" for flying to Caracas in the throes of a political crisis.

Reuters Politics
Feb 17, 2019

U.S. Senator Rubio warns Venezuela's Maduro not to act against opposition
U.S. Senator Marco Rubio, visiting the Colombia-Venezuela border on Sunday, warned Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro of severe consequences if he takes action against the country's opposition leader and self-declared president or U.S. citizens.

Reuters Politics
Feb 17, 2019

Pompeo to visit Kuwait next month, says Kuwait's deputy foreign minister
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will visit Kuwait next month to hold the third round of strategic dialogue between the two countries, Kuwait's state news agency quoted the deputy foreign minister, Khaled Al-Jarallah, as saying on Sunday.

Reuters Politics
Feb 17, 2019

Weld says six more years of Trump 'antics' would be bad for America
Former Massachusetts Governor Bill Weld, the first Republican to challenge President Donald Trump for their party's presidential nomination in 2020, said on Sunday that six more years of Trump's "antics" in the White House would be bad for America.

Reuters Politics
Feb 17, 2019

U.S. Senator Rubio, other officials visit site of Venezuelan aid
A U.S. delegation including Senator Marco Rubio visited the Colombian border city of Cucuta on Sunday, where humanitarian aid is being stockpiled for planned delivery to economically crippled Venezuela next week.

Reuters Politics
Feb 17, 2019

Ex-congressman Weiner released from prison after sexting scandal
Anthony Weiner, the disgraced former congressman who helped play a role in Hillary Clinton's defeat in the 2016 U.S. presidential election, has been released from federal prison after serving about 14 months for exchanging sexually explicit texts with a 15-year-old girl.

Reuters Politics
Feb 17, 2019

California tells Trump that lawsuit over border wall is 'imminent'
California will "imminently" challenge President Donald Trump's declaration of a national emergency to obtain funds for a U.S.-Mexico border wall, state Attorney General Xavier Becerra said on Sunday.

Reuters Politics
Feb 16, 2019

Japan's PM nominated Trump for Nobel Peace Prize on U.S. request: Asahi
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe nominated U.S. President Donald Trump for the Nobel Peace Prize last autumn after receiving a request from the U.S. government to do so, the Asahi newspaper reported on Sunday.

Reuters Politics
Feb 16, 2019

Trump's choice for U.N. ambassador withdraws: State Department
U.S. President Donald Trump's choice to be U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, Heather Nauert, has withdrawn from consideration for the job for family reasons, according to a statement issued by the State Department on Saturday.

Reuters Politics
Feb 16, 2019

Trump's nominee for U.N. ambassador withdraws: State Department
U.S. President Donald Trump's choice to be U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, Heather Nauert, has withdrawn from consideration for the job for family reasons, according to a statement issued by the State Department on Saturday.

Reuters Politics
Feb 16, 2019

Acting Pentagon chief not decided yet on funding border wall
Acting U.S. Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan said on Saturday he had not yet determined whether a border wall with Mexico was a military necessity or how much Pentagon money would be used.

Reuters Politics
Feb 16, 2019

U.S. military not decided yet on necessity of border wall
Acting U.S. Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan said on Saturday he had not yet determined whether a border wall with Mexico was a military necessity or how much Pentagon money would be used.

Reuters Politics
Feb 16, 2019

U.S. not decided yet on military necessity of border wall: Shanahan
Acting U.S. Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan said on Saturday he had not yet determined whether a border wall with Mexico was a military necessity or how much Pentagon money would be used.

Reuters Politics
Feb 16, 2019

Joe Biden says will decide soon whether to run for presidency
Former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden, a Democrat, said on Saturday he had not yet decided whether to run for president in 2020 but would do so "in the near term".

Reuters Politics
Feb 15, 2019

Mueller says searches yielded evidence of Stone-WikiLeaks communications
U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller disclosed for the first time on Friday that his office has evidence of communications between Roger Stone, a longtime adviser to President Donald Trump, and WikiLeaks related to the release of hacked Democratic Party emails.

Reuters Politics
Feb 15, 2019

Trump to nominate Satterfield ambassador to Turkey
President Donald Trump intends to nominate David Satterfield, a veteran diplomat with deep experience in the Middle East, to be U.S. ambassador to Turkey, the White House said on Friday.

Reuters Politics
Feb 15, 2019

Mueller seeks tough sentence for ex-Trump campaign chairman Manafort
Prosecutors for Special Counsel Robert Mueller urged a federal judge in Virginia on Friday to impose a strict prison sentence for President Donald Trump's former campaign manager Paul Manafort, after a jury last year convicted him on eight counts of bank and tax fraud.

Reuters Politics
Feb 15, 2019

Texas landowners file first lawsuit to block Trump's national emergency declaration
Three Texas landowners and an environmental group filed the first lawsuit on Friday challenging President Donald Trump's national emergency declaration aimed at freeing up billions of dollars to build a wall along the U.S. border with Mexico, the consumer advocacy group Public Citizen said.

Reuters Politics
Feb 15, 2019

Senate inquiry to probe Russian agent's meetings with Treasury, Fed
The U.S. Senate Finance Committee has launched an inquiry into meetings in 2015 between top Obama administration officials, a Russian central banker and Maria Butina, who has pleaded guilty to conspiring to work as a Russian agent to influence American foreign policy.

Reuters Politics
Feb 15, 2019

Mueller seeks tough sentence for ex-Trump campaign chairman Manafort: filing
Prosecutors for Special Counsel Robert Mueller urged a federal judge in Virginia on Friday to impose a strict prison sentence for President Donald Trump's former campaign manager Paul Manafort, after a jury last year convicted him on eight counts of bank and tax fraud.

Reuters Politics
Feb 15, 2019

Legal challenges to Trump emergency declaration face uphill battle
Democratic lawmakers, states and others mulling legal challenges to President Donald Trump's national emergency declaration to obtain funds to build a U.S.-Mexico border wall face an uphill and probably losing battle in a showdown likely to be decided by the conservative-majority Supreme Court, legal experts said.

Reuters Politics
Feb 15, 2019

Trump to nominate Jeffrey Byard as U.S. emergency management chief
President Donald Trump intends to nominate Jeffrey Byard, a senior official at the U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency, to be its administrator, replacing Brock Long who said this week he was resigning, the White House said on Friday.

Reuters Politics
Feb 15, 2019

Trump declares emergency for border wall, House panel launches probe
President Donald Trump on Friday declared a national emergency in a bid to fund his promised wall at the U.S.-Mexico border without congressional approval, an action Democrats vowed to challenge as a violation of the U.S. Constitution.

Reuters Politics
Feb 15, 2019

House panel announces emergency declaration probe in letter to Trump
A key committee in the U.S. House of Representatives announced on Friday it was launching an immediate investigation into President Donald Trump's national emergency declaration, saying his move to fund his promised wall at the U.S.-Mexico border raised constitutional and statutory issues.

Reuters Politics
Feb 15, 2019

U.S. judge issues gag order in trial of former Trump adviser Stone
Self-described "dirty trickster" Roger Stone will still be able to speak about his upcoming criminal trial under a gag order issued on Friday, but the U.S. judge handling the case warned the former adviser to Donald Trump that he might want to choose his words carefully.

Reuters Politics
Feb 15, 2019

U.S. transport official is top candidate to replace Rosenstein: sources
U.S. Transportation Department Deputy Secretary Jeffrey Rosen is the leading candidate to replace Rod Rosenstein as deputy attorney general to serve alongside new Attorney General William Barr, two administration officials told Reuters on Friday.

Reuters Politics
Feb 15, 2019

U.S. judge issues gag order in trial of former Trump adviser Roger Stone
A U.S. judge on Friday limited the ability of people involved in the criminal trial of Roger Stone, a former adviser to President Donald Trump, from speaking publicly about the case in a way that may influence the outcome.

Reuters Politics
Feb 15, 2019

White House spokeswoman Sanders says she was interviewed in Russia probe
White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said on Friday she had been interviewed by the special counsel investigating Russia's alleged interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election.

Reuters Politics
Feb 15, 2019

Trump declares U.S.-Mexico emergency for border wall
President Donald Trump on Friday declared a national emergency in a bid to fund his promised wall at the U.S.-Mexico border without congressional approval, an action Democrats vowed to challenge as a violation of the U.S. Constitution.

Reuters Politics
Feb 15, 2019

After Auschwitz visit, Pence accuses Iran of Nazi-like anti-Semitism
U.S. Vice President Mike Pence accused Iran of Nazi-like anti-Semitism on Friday, maintaining his harsh rhetoric against Tehran just a day he attacked European powers for trying to undermine U.S. sanctions on the Islamic Republic.

Reuters Politics
Feb 15, 2019

Trump, in proclamation, says military help needed due to 'gravity' of emergency
President Donald Trump, in a proclamation on Friday declaring an emergency at the U.S. border with Mexico, said he need to call upon the military for assistance "because of the gravity of the current emergency situation."

Reuters Politics
Feb 15, 2019

U.S. Supreme Court to decide legality of census citizenship query
The U.S. Supreme Court will decide the fate of a fiercely contested plan by President Donald Trump's administration to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census, agreeing on Friday to an expedited review of a judge's ruling blocking the plan.

Reuters Politics
Feb 15, 2019

Trump makes his case for Nobel Peace Prize, complains he'll never get it
U.S. President Donald Trump made the case on Friday that he deserves to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his work on North Korea and Syria, but complained he probably would never get the honor.

Reuters Politics
Feb 15, 2019

U.S. top court to decide legality of census citizenship question
The U.S. Supreme Court will decide the fate of a fiercely contested plan by President Donald Trump's administration to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census, agreeing on Friday to an expedited review of a judge's ruling blocking the plan.

Reuters Politics
Feb 15, 2019

Trump declares U.S.-Mexico border emergency, Democrats object
President Donald Trump on Friday declared a national emergency in a bid to fund his promised wall at the U.S.-Mexico border without congressional approval, an action Democrats vowed to challenge as a violation of the U.S. Constitution.

Reuters Politics
Feb 15, 2019

California, New York promise legal challenges to Trump's emergency declaration
California and New York suggested on Friday they would take legal action against President Donald Trump's national emergency declaration aimed at freeing up billions of dollars in funds to build a wall along the U.S. border with Mexico.

Reuters Politics
Feb 15, 2019

White House eyes $8 billion in overall wall funds from emergency: official
The Trump administration has identified roughly $8 billion in U.S. government funds that President Donald Trump could tap to pay for work this year on his proposed U.S.-Mexico border wall under a national emergency, a top U.S. White House official said on Friday.

Reuters Politics
Feb 15, 2019

Philadelphia beats U.S. appeal in sanctuary city case
A federal appeals court said on Friday the Trump administration cannot cut off grants to Philadelphia for its refusal to cooperate with immigration authorities seeking to deport immigrants who are in the country illegally.

Reuters Politics
Feb 15, 2019

Trump declares U.S.-Mexico border emergency; Democrats protest
President Donald Trump on Friday declared a national emergency in a bid to fund his promised wall at the U.S.-Mexico border without congressional approval, an action Democrats vowed to challenge as a violation of the U.S. Constitution.

Reuters Politics
Feb 15, 2019

Trump says he'll declare emergency on U.S.-Mexico border
President Donald Trump on Friday announced he would declare a national emergency at the U.S.-Mexico border, a move Democrats vowed to challenge as an unconstitutional attempt to fund his promised border wall without approval from Congress.

Reuters Politics
Feb 15, 2019

New York state eyes legal challenge to Trump's emergency declaration
New York's state attorney general on Friday threatened legal action against U.S. President Donald Trump's national emergency declaration aimed at freeing up billions in funds to build a wall along the country's border with Mexico.

Reuters Politics
Feb 15, 2019

Massachusetts ex-governor first Republican to challenge Trump for 2020
Bill Weld, the former Republican governor of Massachusetts, said on Friday he will challenge U.S. President Donald Trump for their party's presidential nomination in 2020, saying the country was in "grave peril."

Reuters Politics
Feb 15, 2019

Pompeo meets EU's top diplomat after Pence's Iran accusations
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and the EU's top diplomat discussed global conflicts but largely avoided the issue of Iran on Friday, a day after Vice President Mike Pence accused European allies of trying to undermine U.S. sanctions on Tehran.

Reuters Politics
Feb 15, 2019

U.S. derides Venezuela's accusation of lacing aid with poison
The United States scoffed on Friday at Venezuela's accusation that it was poisoning humanitarian aid, and urged allies to stop the "decrepit, dictatorial regime" of President Nicolas Maduro from chairing U.N. arms talks.

Reuters Politics
Feb 15, 2019

Top Democrats say Trump is shredding Constitution with emergency declaration
The two top Democrats in the U.S. Congress on Friday said President Donald Trump was violating Congress' constitutionally granted power of the purse by issuing an emergency declaration to obtain funds to build a border wall, and they threatened potential legal action.

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