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Reuters Politics
Jun 26, 2019

Supreme Court applies limits to federal agency power
The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday constrained the power of federal agencies, scaling back a legal doctrine that called for judges to give agencies deference to interpret their own rules but declining to eliminate it all together.

Reuters Politics
Jun 26, 2019

House panel votes to subpoena Trump adviser Conway on Hatch Act
The U.S. House of Representatives Oversight Committee voted 25-16 on Wednesday to subpoena testimony from White House senior adviser Kellyanne Conway after she failed to appear at a hearing about her alleged violations of the Hatch Act, a law that limits federal employees' political activity.

Reuters Politics
Jun 26, 2019

Supreme Court to issue census, electoral map rulings on Thursday
The U.S. Supreme Court is set to issue rulings on Thursday in major cases on the Trump administration's bid to add a contentious citizenship question to the 2020 census and efforts by voters to curb the partisan manipulation of electoral district boundaries, a practice known as gerrymandering.

Reuters Politics
Jun 26, 2019

Mueller testimony will correct misinformation: U.S. House chairman
Former U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller's public testimony in Congress next month will have a profound impact, the U.S. House Judiciary Committee chairman said on Wednesday, predicting it would correct what he called a campaign of misinformation led by President Donald Trump's attorney general.

Reuters Politics
Jun 26, 2019

U.S. Treasury Secretary says U.S., China were close to trade deal: CNBC
U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said on Wednesday that the United States and China were close to a trade deal, CNBC reported.

Reuters Politics
Jun 26, 2019

Olympics - Sponsorship rule change will not apply to everyone: Canadian official
Changes in Germany to the Olympic rule that restricted sponsorship opportunities for athletes during a Games are not a "one-size-fits-all" decision for all countries, Canadian Olympic Committee President Tricia Smith said on Wednesday.

Reuters Politics
Jun 26, 2019

Trump, without offering evidence, accuses Mueller of illegal activity
U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday, without offering evidence, that Special Counsel Robert Mueller "terminated" FBI communications in what he called an illegal move.

Reuters Politics
Jun 26, 2019

U.S. Treasury Secretary says U.S., China were close to trade deal: CNBC
U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said on Wednesday that the United States and China were close to a trade deal, CNBC reported.

Reuters Politics
Jun 26, 2019

U.S. wants 'reasonable' trade deal with China: U.S. Commerce Secretary
The United States "is not looking for victory" with China over trade but wants "a sensible deal that addresses the legitimate issues that we have," U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said on Wednesday.

Reuters Politics
Jun 26, 2019

Factbox: The atomic restrictions imposed by the Iran nuclear deal
Iran said on Wednesday it will accelerate its enrichment of uranium as of Thursday, a date it has previously suggested could see its stock of enriched uranium exceed a cap imposed by its nuclear deal with major powers.

Reuters Politics
Jun 26, 2019

First Democratic debate offers struggling candidates a chance to shine
The first Democratic presidential debate on Wednesday will give contenders struggling to break through in the crowded field an opportunity to step out of the shadow cast by front-runners Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders, who take the stage a day later.

Reuters Politics
Jun 26, 2019

Russia says it will urge U.S. and Iran to begin dialogue
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Wednesday that Moscow will try to persuade the United States and Iran to start "civilized" dialogue.

Reuters Politics
Jun 26, 2019

Factbox: Six moments to watch for as Democrats debate in Miami
Twenty Democratic presidential hopefuls will hit the debate stage on Wednesday and Thursday nights to square off for the first time in the 2020 nominating contest.

Reuters Politics
Jun 26, 2019

Iran's president says America is pursuing 'incorrect path': IRIB
America is pursuing an incorrect path, Iran's President Hassan Rouhani said on Wednesday, according to the IRIB news agency.

Reuters Politics
Jun 26, 2019

Iran's Supreme Leader says U.S. offer for negotiations is a 'deception'
The offer by the United States to negotiate with Iran is a deception, Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Wednesday in remarks published on his official website.

Reuters Politics
Jun 26, 2019

Veteran Sanders seeks U.S. voters on live-streaming gaming channel
U.S. presidential candidate Bernie Sanders has a new strategy to reach younger voters: joining a live-streaming site for video gamers.

Reuters Politics
Jun 26, 2019

Iran's Khamenei says nation will not retreat in face of U.S. sanctions and 'insults': website
Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Wednesday that the Iranian nation will not retreat in the face of "cruel" U.S. sanctions and "insults", days after Washington imposed sanctions on him and other top officials in the country.

Reuters Politics
Jun 26, 2019

U.S. Treasury Secretary says U.S.-China trade deal is 90% done: CNBC
U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said on Wednesday that the trade deal between the United States and China is "about 90%" complete, CNBC reported.

Reuters Politics
Jun 26, 2019

New York progressive backed by AOC declares victory in local Democratic primary
Political newcomer Tiffany Caban, a progressive Democrat endorsed by U.S. Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, declared victory in a close-run primary race for district attorney in the New York City borough of Queens.

Reuters Politics
Jun 26, 2019

Japan's Abe hopes U.S., China resolve trade war through constructive talks
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Wednesday that he hoped the United States and China would resolve their trade war through constructive dialogue when they meet at a gathering of leaders from the Group of 20 major economies.

Reuters Politics
Jun 26, 2019

Iran will speed up enriching of uranium after deadline to Europe ends on Thursday: IRIB
Iran will speed up enrichment of uranium after a deadline given to European countries to prevent this ends on Thursday, the spokesman for Iran's Atomic Energy Organization said on Wednesday, according to the IRIB news agency.

Reuters Politics
Jun 26, 2019

Australian PM says Beijing should adopt reform to end U.S. trade war
Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Wednesday that China should reform its economy to end a trade war with the United States that is damaging the global economy, comments that could strain ties with the country's largest trading partner.

Reuters Politics
Jun 26, 2019

AOC's backing boosts New York progressive in local Democratic primary
Political newcomer Tiffany Caban, an insurgent progressive Democrat endorsed by U.S. Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, led a nationally watched primary race for district attorney in the New York City borough of Queens on Tuesday.

Reuters Politics
Jun 26, 2019

U.S. would not dare violate Iranian soil: Guards commander
The United States would not dare violate Iranian soil, the head of the Revolutionary Guards' aerospace division said on Wednesday, according to the Mehr news agency.

Reuters Politics
Jun 25, 2019

U.S. border agency acting head leaving as House passes migrant aid funding bill
The U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agency said on Tuesday its acting commissioner is resigning as House Democrats passed a $4.5 billion funding package to ease a migrant surge that has subjected children detained at U.S-Mexico border to overcrowded conditions.

Reuters Politics
Jun 25, 2019

U.S. Special Counsel Mueller to testify before House panels on July 17: statement
U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller, who issued a report in April on Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election, will testify in open session before the House of Representatives Judiciary and Intelligence Committees on July 17, the panels' Democratic chairmen said on Tuesday.

Reuters Politics
Jun 25, 2019

U.S. House passes $4.5 billion border aid bill
The U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday approved a $4.5 billion aid package to address the migrant surge along the U.S.-Mexico border, including new standards for migrants in custody following reports of poor conditions facing young children at overcrowded facilities.

Reuters Politics
Jun 25, 2019

U.S. House passes border aid bill, Trump vows veto
The U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday approved a $4.5 billion aid package to address the migrant surge along the U.S.-Mexico border, including new standards for migrants in custody following reports of poor conditions facing young children at overcrowded facilities.

Reuters Politics
Jun 25, 2019

Special Counsel Mueller to testify before House panels on July 17: statement
U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller, who issued a report in April on Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election, will testify in open session before the House of Representatives Judiciary and Intelligence Committees on July 17, the panels' Democratic chairmen said on Tuesday.

Reuters Politics
Jun 25, 2019

New Pentagon chief hopes to win NATO allies' support on Iran
Acting U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper said on Tuesday he hoped to recruit support from NATO allies this week for U.S. efforts to deter conflict with Iran and "open the door to diplomacy," as he made his first trip as Pentagon chief.

Reuters Politics
Jun 25, 2019

On eve of debate, Senator Warren rips Trump on Iran
On the eve of the first Democratic presidential debate, U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren, rising in public opinion polls, slammed President Donald's Trump's posture toward Iran at a raucous town hall on Tuesday.

Reuters Politics
Jun 25, 2019

Iran foreign minister accuses U.S.'s Bolton of plotting for war
Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif accused U.S. National Security Adviser John Bolton of plotting for war against Iran in a tweet on Tuesday.

Reuters Politics
Jun 25, 2019

Trump threatens 'obliteration,' Iran calls White House 'mentally retarded'
U.S. President Donald Trump threatened on Tuesday to obliterate parts of Iran if it attacked "anything American," in a new war of words with Iran which condemned fresh U.S. sanctions on Tehran as "mentally retarded."

Reuters Politics
Jun 25, 2019

U.S. aims to restart China trade talks, will not accept conditions on tariff use
The United States hopes to re-launch trade talks with China after President Donald Trump and President Xi Jinping meet in Japan on Saturday, but Washington will not accept any conditions around the U.S. use of tariffs in the dispute, a senior administration official said on Tuesday.

Reuters Politics
Jun 25, 2019

U.S. hopes to re-launch China trade talks, will not accept conditions on tariffs
The United States hopes to re-launch trade talks with China after President Donald Trump and President Xi Jinping meet in Japan on Saturday but Washington will not accept any conditions on tariffs, a senior administration official said on Tuesday.

Reuters Politics
Jun 25, 2019

U.S. pork lobby says regulatory changes needed after Trump biotech order
The U.S. pork lobby said on Tuesday more must be done to simplify regulations for genetically altered livestock, weeks after President Donald Trump signed an executive order to streamline the review process for agricultural technology.

Reuters Politics
Jun 25, 2019

U.S. border agency acting head leaving amid child detentions outcry
The acting commissioner of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agency, John Sanders, is resigning and will leave his post on July 5, the agency said on Tuesday, a move that coincides with an outcry over the treatment of detained migrant children.

Reuters Politics
Jun 25, 2019

U.S. congressman spent campaign cash on 'romantic liaisons': prosecutors
A California congressman accused of misusing campaign funds spent some of the money on extramarital affairs, prosecutors said in court papers that indicated his wife could testify against him at trial.

Reuters Politics
Jun 25, 2019

U.S. Congress pushing back at Trump over Saudi arms deals
A U.S. Senate committee approved legislation on Tuesday that would make it more difficult for President Donald Trump to avoid congressional review of arms sales, underscoring lawmakers' anger over his approval of $8 billion in military deals with Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.

Reuters Politics
Jun 25, 2019

U.S. lawmakers, regulators advance crackdown on robocalls
The U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and 25 state and local agencies on Tuesday unveiled a crackdown on robocalls as a congressional panel prepared to approve a bill that would take new steps to reduce the unwanted calls.

Reuters Politics
Jun 25, 2019

Census citizenship question fight rages in U.S. Congress, courts
A U.S. House of Representatives panel on Tuesday moved to hold two members of President Donald Trump's Cabinet in contempt of Congress for defying subpoenas in an inquiry into whether the administration's plan to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census was intended to discriminate against racial minorities.

Reuters Politics
Jun 25, 2019

U.S. to consider sanctions in case of more Sudan violence
A top U.S. State Department official who deals with Sudan said on Tuesday that Washington was considering all options, including possible sanctions, if there was more violence after a deadly assault on protesters in Khartoum early this month.

Reuters Politics
Jun 25, 2019

Fed pushes back on aggressive U.S. rate cut views
Federal Reserve officials on Tuesday pushed back on market expectations and presidential pressure for the central bank to deliver a significant U.S. interest rate cut of half a percentage point as soon as its next meeting.

Reuters Politics
Jun 25, 2019

U.S. sues ex-Trump aide Omarosa, alleges failure to file required financials
The United States on Tuesday sued Omarosa Manigault Newman, the former reality show participant and aide to President Donald Trump, accusing her of knowingly failing to file a required public financial disclosure report after her White House employment ended.

Reuters Politics
Jun 25, 2019

Fed's Barkin sees risk the U.S. could talk itself into a recession; no sign of it yet
Richmond Federal Reserve President Thomas Barkin on Tuesday said there was a risk the United States could talk itself into a recession but added he saw no sign of this happening yet.

Reuters Politics
Jun 25, 2019

U.S. hopes to re-launch China trade talks, won't accept conditions on tariffs: official
The United States hopes to re-launch trade talks with China after President Donald Trump and President Xi Jinping meet in Japan on Saturday but Washington will not accept any conditions on tariffs, a senior administration official said on Tuesday.

Reuters Politics
Jun 25, 2019

Saudi Arabia must OK nonproliferation standard: U.S. energy secretary
Saudi Arabia must commit to a broad international monitoring program of nuclear power facilities if it develops nuclear power reactors with technology from the United States, U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry told lawmakers on Tuesday.

Reuters Politics
Jun 25, 2019

In NATO debut, new Pentagon chief aims to 'internationalize' Iran effort
Acting U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper said on Tuesday he aimed to recruit support from NATO allies for U.S. efforts to deter conflict with Iran and "open the door to diplomacy," as he made his international debut as Pentagon chief.

Reuters Politics
Jun 25, 2019

Trump loses bid to halt Democratic lawsuit over foreign payments
A federal judge on Tuesday refused to put on hold a lawsuit by about 200 Democratic lawmakers accusing President Donald Trump of violating an anti-corruption provision of the U.S. Constitution with his private business dealings, a move that clears the way for them to seek some of his financial records.

Reuters Politics
Jun 25, 2019

U.S. border agency acting head to leave July 5 amid child detentions outcry
The acting commissioner of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agency, John Sanders, is resigning and will leave his post on July 5, the agency said on Tuesday, a move that coincides with an outcry over the treatment of detained migrant children.

Reuters Politics
Jun 25, 2019

Trump thinks dollar is too strong, blames Fed policy: official
President Donald Trump believes the U.S. dollar is too strong, and the euro is too weak, and feels the situation could be eased if the Federal Reserve lowered interest rates, a senior administration official said on Tuesday.

Reuters Politics
Jun 25, 2019

Powell says Fed is wrestling with whether to cut rates, insulated from politics
Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell on Tuesday said the U.S. central bank is "insulated from short-term political pressures," as policymakers wrestle with whether to cut rates as President Donald Trump has demanded.

Reuters Politics
Jun 25, 2019

Instant view: Powell - Fed is 'insulated' from short-term political pressure
Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell on Tuesday said the U.S. central bank is "insulated from short-term political pressures," as policymakers faced new calls by President Donald Trump to cut interest rates.

Reuters Politics
Jun 25, 2019

Goal of Trump-Xi meeting at G20 is to reopen trade talks: U.S. official
The goal of a meeting between U.S. President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping at the June 28-29 G20 summit in Japan will be to restart trade talks and there was a pretty good chance that will happen, a senior administration official said on Tuesday.

Reuters Politics
Jun 25, 2019

Acting head of U.S. immigration agency to leave post July 5: border agency
The acting commissioner of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency, John Sanders, is resigning and will leave his post on July 5, the agency said on Tuesday.

Reuters Politics
Jun 25, 2019

Longtime Trump aide Stephanie Grisham will succeed Sanders as press secretary
Stephanie Grisham, the communications director for first lady Melania Trump and a longtime aide to President Donald Trump, will succeed Sarah Sanders as White House press secretary, Mrs. Trump announced on Tuesday.

Reuters Politics
Jun 25, 2019

After long delay, U.S. Supreme Court may act on 'Dreamers' immigrants
The U.S. Supreme Court in the coming days will have a last chance before its three-month summer break to decide whether to take up President Donald Trump's long-stalled bid to end a program that shields from deportation hundreds of thousands of immigrants brought to the country illegally as children.

Reuters Politics
Jun 25, 2019

Trump denies woman's sexual assault accusation: 'She's not my type'
U.S. President Donald Trump denied a new accusation of sexual violence raised by a woman who said she had to fight him off more than 20 years ago in the dressing room of a high-end New York department store.

Reuters Politics
Jun 25, 2019

House to vote on Saudi arms deals backed by Trump
The U.S. House of Representatives will vote next month on billions of dollars worth of arms sales to Saudi Arabia already rejected by the Senate despite a veto threat from President Donald Trump.

Reuters Politics
Jun 25, 2019

House Democrats rush to pass border aid bill before July 4, Trump vows veto
U.S. House Democrats said they plan on Tuesday to pass a $4.5 billion aid package aimed at addressing the migrant surge along the U.S.-Mexico border, citing an urgency to act following reports of poor conditions facing young children at overcrowded facilities.

Reuters Politics
Jun 25, 2019

U.S. senators say social media letting algorithms 'run wild'
A U.S. Senate panel on Tuesday questioned how major social media companies like Facebook Inc and Alphabet Inc's Google unit use algorithms and artificial intelligence to serve up new content to keep users engaged.

Reuters Politics
Jun 25, 2019

House Democrats aim to pass aid package addressing migrant surge
The U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday is set to pass an aid package aimed at addressing the migrant surge along the U.S.-Mexico border, House Democrats said, citing an urgency to act following reports of poor conditions, particularly for young children, at overcrowded facilities along the U.S. border.

Reuters Politics
Jun 25, 2019

House to take up aid package addressing migrant surge: Democrats
The U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday will pass an aid package aimed at addressing the migrant surge along the U.S.-Mexico border, House Democratic Caucus Chairman Hakeem Jeffries said.

Reuters Politics
Jun 25, 2019

Panel calls for House to hold Trump officials in contempt over Census
The U.S. House Oversight and Reform Committee on Tuesday moved to hold two top Trump administration officials in contempt of Congress for defying lawmakers investigating whether the administration was seeking to discriminate against certain groups by adding a citizenship question to the 2020 Census.

Reuters Politics
Jun 25, 2019

House panel seeks contempt citation against Barr, Ross over Census
The U.S. House Oversight and Reform Committee on Tuesday moved to hold two top Trump administration officials in contempt of Congress for failing to comply with subpoenas over the addition of a controversial citizenship question to the 2020 Census.

Reuters Politics
Jun 25, 2019

Trump reassures Tokyo he will stick with security pact: Japan government
U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday reassured Japan he was committed to a military treaty that both nations have described as a cornerstone of security in Asia, after a media report said he had spoken privately about withdrawing from the pact.

Reuters Politics
Jun 25, 2019

U.S. president confirms no withdrawal from security pact: Japan
Japan's top government spokesman said on Tuesday the United States has confirmed its defense treaty with Japan after a report suggested U.S. President Donald Trump considered withdrawing from the pact.

Reuters Politics
Jun 25, 2019

Iran in focus as new Pentagon chief heads to NATO
Acting U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper will be ready to update European allies on tensions with Iran as he heads to NATO headquarters this week during his inaugural trip as Pentagon chief, a senior U.S. official said.

Reuters Politics
Jun 24, 2019

Trump privately talks about ending Japan defense treaty: Bloomberg
U.S. President Donald Trump has recently spoken privately about withdrawing from the defense treaty with Japan as he is of the view that the postwar pact treated the United States unfairly, Bloomberg reported late on Monday.

Reuters Politics
Jun 24, 2019

Trump 'comfortable with any outcome' from pivotal Xi talks: official
U.S. President Donald Trump views this week's meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping as a chance to see where Beijing stands on the two countries' trade war, and is "comfortable with any outcome" from the talks, a senior U.S. official said on Monday.

Reuters Politics
Jun 24, 2019

Trump aide Conway will not testify before Congress: White House
President Donald Trump's senior adviser Kellyanne Conway will not testify before the House of Representatives Oversight Committee this week on her alleged violations of the Hatch Act, the White House told the panel's chairman on Monday.

Reuters Politics
Jun 24, 2019

Trump 'comfortable with any outcome' from pivotal Xi talks - official
U.S. President Donald Trump views this week's meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping as a chance to see where Beijing stands on the countries' trade war, and is "comfortable with any outcome" from the talks, a senior U.S. official said on Monday.

Reuters Politics
Jun 24, 2019

At G20, Trump to hold at least eight side bilateral meetings
U.S. President Donald Trump is slated to meet one-on-one with at least eight world leaders on the sidelines of the G20 summit in Osaka, Japan, later this week, a senior U.S. administration official said on Monday.

Reuters Politics
Jun 24, 2019

Trump has no plans to meet with North Korea's Kim during South Korea visit: senior U.S. official
U.S. President Donald Trump has no plans to meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un when he travels to South Korea over the weekend after attending a summit of the Group of 20 leaders in Japan, a senior administration official said on Monday.

Reuters Politics
Jun 24, 2019

House Democrats probe Trump's overhaul of security clearance process
A U.S. congressional committee on Monday demanded documents from the Trump administration relating to its overhaul of the background check process that determines who can handle America's secret information.

Reuters Politics
Jun 24, 2019

Pompeo discusses Iran with Gulf allies amid escalating crisis
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo discussed Iran and maritime security with rich Gulf Arab allies during a trip to the region on Monday after President Donald Trump called off a military strike to retaliate for Tehran's downing of a U.S. drone.

Reuters Politics
Jun 24, 2019

Pompeo discusses ensuring stability of energy markets with Saudi king and crown prince
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo held discussions on Monday with Saudi Arabia's King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman on ensuring stability in energy markets and freedom of navigation, Saudi Arabia's ambassador designate to Washington said.

Reuters Politics
Jun 24, 2019

Pompeo meets Abu Dhabi crown prince, discusses Iran
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Monday discussed countering the threat from Iran in the region with Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed al-Nahyan of the United Arab Emirates, the U.S. Mission in the UAE said.

Reuters Politics
Jun 24, 2019

Mueller's Russia report gets celebrity staged reading in New York
Robert Mueller's report on Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. election is getting a star-studded staged reading on Monday.

Reuters Politics
Jun 24, 2019

New lawyer for ex-Trump adviser Flynn says she may need more time to prep for sentencing
U.S. President Donald Trump's former national security adviser Michael Flynn appeared in court on Monday for the first time since hiring a new lawyer who has criticized Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election.

Reuters Politics
Jun 24, 2019

Self-styled presidential ‘climate change candidate' would wean U.S. off fossil fuels
The Democrat running as the "climate change candidate" in the 2020 presidential election laid out a strategy in Florida's Everglades on Monday for weaning the United States off fossil fuels that includes banning drilling on public lands and ending crude oil exports just as the country is poised to become the world's biggest producer.

Reuters Politics
Jun 24, 2019

Joe Biden says Trump re-election strategy 'relies on vilifying immigrants'
Former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden, who is seeking the Democratic presidential nomination in 2020, called on Monday to grant citizenship to "Dreamer" immigrants brought to the United States illegally as children and to invest more in border technology.

Reuters Politics
Jun 24, 2019

Ex-White House aide agrees to testify to House panel about Trump
Another senior ex-White House aide has agreed to provide testimony, initially in writing, to congressional investigators probing possible obstruction of justice by President Donald Trump, the U.S. House Judiciary Committee said on Monday.

Reuters Politics
Jun 24, 2019

Bernie Sanders calls for canceling $1.6 trillion in student loan debt
U.S. presidential contender Bernie Sanders proposed a plan on Monday to cancel $1.6 trillion in student loans and pay for it with a tax on Wall Street, elevating the issue in the 2020 debate and going beyond proposals from his Democratic White House rivals.

Reuters Politics
Jun 24, 2019

Biden: Congress should immediately make ‘dreamers' citizens
Former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden, who is running for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2020, called on Monday for making "Dreamer" immigrants brought to the United States as children citizens and investing in border technology.

Reuters Politics
Jun 24, 2019

Democratic 'climate change candidate' outlines plan to wean U.S. off fossil fuels
The Democrat running as the "climate change candidate" in the 2020 presidential election laid out a strategy on Monday for weaning the United States off fossil fuels that includes banning drilling on public lands and ending crude oil exports just as the country is poised to become the world's biggest producer.

Reuters Politics
Jun 24, 2019

Democratic candidate outlines plan to end to U.S. fossil fuels
The Democrat running as the "climate change candidate" in the 2020 presidential election laid out a strategy on Monday for weaning the United States off fossil fuels that includes banning drilling on public lands and ending crude oil exports just as the country is poised to become the world's biggest producer.

Reuters Politics
Jun 24, 2019

Biden details immigration vision ahead of first Democratic 2020 debate
Former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden, who is running for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2020, called on Monday for making "Dreamer" immigrants brought to the United States as children citizens and investing in border technology.

Reuters Politics
Jun 24, 2019

Ex-Trump adviser Flynn to appear in court with Mueller critic as his new lawyer
U.S. President Donald Trump's convicted former national security adviser Michael Flynn will appear in court on Monday for the first time since hiring a new lawyer who criticized Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election.

Reuters Politics
Jun 24, 2019

Democrat O'Rourke proposes 'war tax' on affluent U.S. families without military members
Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke on Monday proposed taxing affluent American families who do not have members in the U.S. military as a way to fund healthcare for veterans.

Reuters Politics
Jun 23, 2019

U.S. lawmakers threaten to subpoena Trump aide Conway
A U.S. House of Representatives panel warned in a letter it could subpoena the testimony of Kellyanne Conway, a senior adviser to President Donald Trump, if she does not appear at a scheduled hearing this week.

Reuters Politics
Jun 23, 2019

Democratic Mayor Buttigieg faces growing fallout over police shooting in his city
Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg on Sunday faced growing fallout over a fatal police shooting in South Bend, an incident that has exposed simmering racial tensions in the Indiana city where he is mayor and which is complicating his presidential ambitions.

Reuters Politics
Jun 23, 2019

As legal glare turns to Trump, his faith in Supreme Court may be tested
President Donald Trump's fondness for the U.S. Supreme Court could be tested by a series of legal disputes targeting him personally - from his taxes and businesses to his 2016 election campaign - that ultimately may be decided by the justices.

Reuters Politics
Jun 23, 2019

Former U.S. congressman Sestak joins Democratic presidential race
Former U.S. Representative Joe Sestak said on Sunday that he would seek the Democratic nomination for president, becoming the party's 25th candidate vying to challenge Republican President Donald Trump in the 2020 election.

Reuters Politics
Jun 23, 2019

Trump: naming Sessions U.S. attorney general was 'biggest mistake'
U.S. President Donald Trump said on Sunday that if he could have one "do-over," it would be "personnel" decisions, including naming former Senator Jeff Sessions as his first U.S. attorney general.

Reuters Politics
Jun 23, 2019

Pompeo says hopes Trump letter to North Korean leader can restart talks
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Sunday that he hopes a letter sent by President Donald Trump to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un can pave the way for new talks aimed at ending North Korea's nuclear program.

Reuters Politics
Jun 23, 2019

Pompeo says to travel to Saudi Arabia, UAE, repeats offer for talks with Iran
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced on Sunday he will travel to Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates for talks, and repeated his offer for negotiations with Iran "with no preconditions" to de-escalate tensions.

Reuters Politics
Jun 23, 2019

Trump: 'may' talk to Putin at G20 about Russian meddling in 2020 election: NBC
President Donald Trump told NBC News in an interview aired on Sunday that he "may" talk to Russian President Vladimir Putin at the G20 summit this week about Russian interference in the upcoming 2020 U.S. election.

Reuters Politics
Jun 23, 2019

Trump says did not threaten to demote Fed's Powell: NBC interview
U.S. President Donald Trump said on Sunday on NBC's 'Meet the Press' news program that he did not threaten to demote Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell.

Reuters Politics
Jun 23, 2019

White House confirms Trump letter to North Korea's Kim ahead of Asia trip
The White House confirmed on Sunday that President Donald Trump had sent a letter to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, days before the U.S. president leaves for a trip to Japan and South Korea.

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