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Reuters Politics
Oct 17, 2018

Trump seeks to shrink cabinet agencies' budgets
President Donald Trump on Wednesday said he will ask every cabinet secretary for proposals to cut their budgets 5 percent.

Reuters Politics
Oct 17, 2018

Trump says does not want to move away from Saudi Arabia amid Khashoggi case
U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday said he does not want to walk away from Saudi Arabia despite concerns about Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi and said he hopes Saudi's royal leaders were not involved in his disappearance.

Reuters Politics
Oct 17, 2018

In U.S. Senate battle in Texas O'Rourke gets tough, but is it too late?
Falling behind in the polls and running out of time, the Democratic contender for the U.S. Senate went on the attack against Republican incumbent Ted Cruz in a raucous debate in Texas on Tuesday night, calling him dishonest and resurrecting President Donald Trump's campaign nickname, "Lyin' Ted."

Reuters Politics
Oct 17, 2018

U.S. courts abruptly tossed 9,000 deportation cases. Here's why
Liliana Barrios was working in a California bakery in July and facing possible deportation when she got a call from her immigration attorney with some good news.

Reuters Politics
Oct 17, 2018

Republican has narrow lead in Tennessee U.S. Senate race: poll
U.S. Representative Marsha Blackburn of Tennessee, who has tied herself tightly to President Donald Trump as she aims to succeed one of his most vocal Republican critics in the U.S. Senate, has a modest lead in her election bid, a Reuters opinion poll found.

Reuters Politics
Oct 17, 2018

O'Rourke attacks 'Lyin' Ted Cruz as U.S. Senate debate gets personal
Falling behind in the polls and running out of time, the Democratic contender for the U.S. Senate went on the attack against Republican incumbent Ted Cruz in a raucous Texas debate on Tuesday, calling him dishonest and resurrecting the senator's nickname of "Lyin' Ted."

Reuters Politics
Oct 16, 2018

O'Rourke comes out swinging at 'Lyin Ted' Cruz in Texas debate
Texas Democratic U.S. Senate contender Beto O'Rourke, slipping in the polls despite a record fundraising haul, went on the attack in a raucous debate with Republican rival Ted Cruz on Tuesday and resurrected the senator's nickname of "Lyin Ted."

Reuters Politics
Oct 16, 2018

Alaska lieutenant governor resigns over 'inappropriate comments'
Alaska Lieutenant Governor Byron Mallott resigned abruptly on Tuesday in a murky scandal over admitted "inappropriate comments" as he and his running mate, Governor Bill Walker, neared the end of a tough re-election campaign.

Reuters Politics
Oct 16, 2018

Trump on Twitter (October 16): Saudi Arabia, Michigan, Elizabeth Warren
The following statements were posted to the verified personal Twitter account of U.S. President Donald Trump (@realDonaldTrump)

Reuters Politics
Oct 16, 2018

Trump administration touts effort to undo regulations
The Trump administration said late on Tuesday it has withdrawn or delayed more than 2,200 regulatory actions since taking office in January 2017 as it vows to reduce the role of government.

Reuters Politics
Oct 16, 2018

Trump says former lawyer Cohen's testimony was 'totally false': AP
U.S. President Donald Trump said on Tuesday that his former attorney Michael Cohen was lying when he testified Trump had directed him to break the law, the Associated Press reported.

Reuters Politics
Oct 16, 2018

Alaska lieutenant governor resigns over 'inappropriate comments': governor
Alaska Lieutenant Governor Byron Mallott resigned from office on Tuesday in an unexpected departure that the state's governor, Bill Walker, said stemmed from "inappropriate comments" by his political running mate.

Reuters Politics
Oct 16, 2018

Trump says former lawyer Cohen was 'lying' in testimony: AP
U.S. President Donald Trump said on Tuesday that his former attorney Michael Cohen was "lying" when he testified Trump had directed him to break the law, the Associated Press reported.

Reuters Politics
Oct 16, 2018

Trump says Cipollone will serve as next White House counsel: AP interview
U.S. President Donald Trump said on Tuesday that Washington lawyer Pat Cipollone will serve as his next White House counsel.

Reuters Politics
Oct 16, 2018

Person claimed ricin was in letter sent to Senator Collins home
A suspicious letter sent to the Maine home of Republican U.S. Senator Susan Collins had a note saying it contained the deadly poison ricin, the senator's office said on Tuesday, adding any affected areas had been cleared.

Reuters Politics
Oct 16, 2018

Heated U.S. congressional races on pace to break fundraising records
This year's U.S. congressional campaign season is on pace to break fundraising records, driven in part by unprecedented hauls by at least five candidates from both major parties, according to a Reuters analysis of campaign finance disclosures.

Reuters Politics
Oct 16, 2018

'Treason' remark stirs hotly contested Senate race in Arizona
Republican Congresswoman Martha McSally accused her opponent in the hotly contested U.S. Senate race in Arizona, Democratic U.S. Representative Kyrsten Sinema, of "being OK with treason" as the two faced off in their only debate.

Reuters Politics
Oct 16, 2018

Special Report: The Trump trap - Republicans duck president in key House races
Leonard Lance is a Republican congressman seeking re-election in a Republican district. But he has little to say about the Republican president.

Reuters Politics
Oct 16, 2018

Beto O'Rourke faces Ted Cruz in Texas Senate race showdown
Democratic U.S. Representative Beto O'Rourke faces off against U.S. Senator Ted Cruz in their second debate on Tuesday as recent opinion polls show the Republican incumbent pulling away from his liberal challenger for the Texas seat.

Reuters Politics
Oct 16, 2018

U.S. administration unified in calling for Khashoggi probe: official
The Trump administration is completely unified in calling for an investigation into the disappearance of U.S.-based Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, but it also has a significant relationship with Riyadh, a senior administration official said on Tuesday.

Reuters Politics
Oct 16, 2018

Senate will not vote on new North America trade pact in 2018: McConnell
The U.S. Senate's top Republican said on Tuesday that senators will not vote to approve a revised North American trade pact in 2018, leaving the issue to the next Congress.

Reuters Politics
Oct 16, 2018

U.S. Senate leader says needs facts in Khashoggi case before acting
U.S. lawmakers need to find out what happened in the case of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi before taking any steps against Saudi Arabia, Senate Majority Leader Mitch Mcconnell told Bloomberg News on Tuesday, calling U.S.-Saudi relations "not great."

Reuters Politics
Oct 16, 2018

Leading U.S. senator accuses Saudi prince of ordering Khashoggi killing
U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham, a Republican close to President Donald Trump, on Tuesday accused Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman of ordering the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi and called him a "wrecking ball" who is jeopardizing relations with the United States.

Reuters Politics
Oct 16, 2018

In Texas Senate showdown, Beto O'Rourke faces off against Ted Cruz
Democratic U.S. Representative Beto O'Rourke faces a key test on Tuesday when he faces off in his second debate with U.S. Senator Ted Cruz, as recent opinion polls show the Republican incumbent pulling away from his liberal challenger for the Texas seat.

Reuters Politics
Oct 16, 2018

Trump tells Mattis he is 100 percent behind him after 'Democrat' jab
U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said President Donald Trump has reassured him of his full support after the Republican president described his Pentagon chief as "sort of a Democrat" who could leave the administration.

Reuters Politics
Oct 15, 2018

Judge dismisses Stormy Daniels defamation lawsuit against Trump
A U.S. judge on Monday dismissed adult film actress Stormy Daniels's defamation lawsuit against President Donald Trump and ordered her to pay his attorney's fees, saying a tweet the president had written referring to her was protected by free-speech laws.

Reuters Politics
Oct 15, 2018

Senator Warren, mocked by Trump as 'Pocahontas,' says DNA test backs her ancestry
Democratic Senator Elizabeth Warren, ridiculed by U.S. President Donald Trump as "Pocahontas" for claiming Native American heritage, hit back on Monday with DNA evidence she said supported her assertion, a possible preview of a bare-knuckles presidential campaign in 2020.

Reuters Politics
Oct 15, 2018

Ex-Senate staffer pleads guilty to lying about contact with reporters
James Wolfe, a former senior staffer on the U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee, pleaded guilty to a charge that he lied to the FBI about contacts with reporters, the Justice Department said on Monday.

Reuters Politics
Oct 15, 2018

Exclusive: Facebook to ban misinformation on voting in upcoming U.S. elections
Facebook Inc will ban false information about voting requirements and fake reports of violence or long lines at polling stations in the run-up to and during next month's U.S. midterm elections, company executives told Reuters, the latest effort to reduce voter manipulation on its service.

Reuters Politics
Oct 15, 2018

U.S. government, but not Trump, can be sued over climate: judge
A group of young Americans suing the federal government over lack of action to fight climate change can proceed with their lawsuit, but President Donald Trump cannot be named as a defendant, a federal judge ruled on Monday.

Reuters Politics
Oct 15, 2018

Retiring Speaker Ryan in campaign push for imperiled Republicans
Retiring U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan on Monday launched a whirlwind tour of a dozen states, where he aims to pump up the campaigns of 25 embattled Republican members of Congress as the party fights to keep control of Congress.

Reuters Politics
Oct 15, 2018

State of Play: Tightening Arizona race threatens Democrats' slim Senate hopes
For most of this year, Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona has run what has been viewed widely as one of the best races in the nation. But with less than a month to go to Election Day, there are doubts whether she can make it across the finish line.

Reuters Politics
Oct 15, 2018

Senator, mocked by Trump as Pocahontas, cites DNA test
Democratic Senator Elizabeth Warren, citing favorable DNA evidence, lashed back at U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday over his ridicule of her claim of Native American heritage, in a preview of what might be a bare-knuckles presidential showdown in 2020.

Reuters Politics
Oct 15, 2018

Senator Warren, mocked by Trump as 'Pocahontas,' releases DNA test
U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren has released a DNA test that shows "strong evidence" she has Native-American heritage, rebutting President Donald Trump's ridicule of her as "fake Pocahontas" while she signals a possible 2020 presidential run.

Reuters Politics
Oct 15, 2018

State of Play: Tightening Arizona race threatens Democrats' slim U.S. Senate hopes
For most of this year, Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona has run what has been viewed widely as one of the best races in the nation. But with less than a month to go to Election Day, there are doubts whether she can make it across the finish line.

Reuters Politics
Oct 14, 2018

Trump says he is 'comfortable' as president despite political battles
President Donald Trump said in an interview broadcast on Sunday that he was "comfortable" in the White House after almost two years in office, despite political storms over immigration, tariffs and his nomination of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh.

Reuters Politics
Oct 14, 2018

Trump calls Mattis 'sort of a Democrat' and says he 'may leave'
U.S. President Donald Trump said he is unsure whether Defense Secretary James Mattis is planning to step down from his post, but told CBS' "60 Minutes" in a pre-taped interview that the retired general might and that he regards Mattis as "sort of a Democrat."

Reuters Politics
Oct 14, 2018

President Trump says he is unsure if Defense Secretary Mattis will depart
U.S. President Donald Trump said he is unsure whether Defense Secretary James Mattis is planning to step down from his post, but told CBS' "60 Minutes" in a pre-taped interview that the retired general might and that he regards Mattis as "sort of a Democrat."

Reuters Politics
Oct 14, 2018

In Tennessee, a Democrat scrambles to turn out voters as polls show slide
Just weeks ago, Tennessee's Phil Bredesen was a bright light for a Democratic Party hoping to make inroads into conservative "Trump country" and secure a path to retake majority control of the U.S. Senate in November's elections.

Reuters Politics
Oct 13, 2018

Trump says family separations deter illegal immigration
U.S. President Donald Trump said on Saturday that separating migrant families at the border could deter illegal immigration and that he was considering several options to tighten border security.

Reuters Politics
Oct 13, 2018

Jared Kushner 'likely' paid little or no income taxes for years: NYTimes
Jared Kushner, President Donald Trump's son-in-law and a senior White House adviser, likely paid little or no federal income taxes between 2009 and 2016, the New York Times reported on Saturday, citing confidential financial documents.

Reuters Politics
Oct 13, 2018

Pennsylvania Republican candidate threatens to stomp on opponent's face
The Republican candidate for governor of Pennsylvania threatened to stomp on the face of his Democratic opponent in a social media video on Friday and then walked back his comments, saying he made a mistake in his choice of words.

Reuters Politics
Oct 12, 2018

Pennsylvania Republican candidate threatens to stomp on opponents face
The Republican candidate for governor of Pennsylvania threatened to stomp on the face of his Democratic opponent in a social media video on Friday and then walked back his comments, saying he made a mistake in his choice of words.

Reuters Politics
Oct 12, 2018

Trump on Twitter (October 12): Pastor Brunson, Ivanka Trump
The following statements were posted to the verified personal Twitter account of U.S. President Donald Trump (@realDonaldTrump)

Reuters Politics
Oct 12, 2018

Mnuchin to attend top Saudi event, media exit over missing journalist
U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and Wall Street bankers will show up at an elite Saudi investment conference this month despite a growing exodus of top media companies and business leaders after the disappearance of a Saudi journalist.

Reuters Politics
Oct 12, 2018

Trump administration kills contract for plutonium-to-fuel plant
The Trump administration this week killed a contract for a project to convert plutonium from Cold War-era bombs into power, which it has said would cost tens of billions of dollars, after its supporters lost a legal battle.

Reuters Politics
Oct 12, 2018

Google tells U.S. lawmakers it is mulling options on China services
Alphabet Inc's Google unit has told U.S. lawmakers it is considering "a variety of options" for offering additional services in China.

Reuters Politics
Oct 12, 2018

U.S. weapons makers rattled over Saudi Arabia deals
Major U.S. defense contractors have expressed concern to the Trump administration that lawmakers angered by the disappearance of a Saudi journalist in Turkey will block further arms deals with Saudi Arabia, a senior U.S. official told Reuters on Friday.

Reuters Politics
Oct 12, 2018

U.S. intelligence watchdog says it will encourage whistleblowers to come forward
The U.S. National Security Agency's top oversight official, Robert Storch, is working to repair the spy agency's reputation with whistleblowers in an effort to encourage staff to report wrongdoing internally, rather than go public.

Reuters Politics
Oct 12, 2018

Texas Democrat O'Rourke raises record $38 million in U.S. Senate race
Democratic U.S. Representative Beto O'Rourke's bid to unseat Republican U.S. Senator Ted Cruz got a major financial boost in the third quarter when he said he raised $38.1 million, a record for any U.S. Senate race.

Reuters Politics
Oct 12, 2018

U.S. arms makers express concern to Trump admin over Saudi deals
Major U.S. defense contractors have expressed concern to the Trump administration that lawmakers angered by the disappearance of a Saudi journalist in Turkey will block further arms deals with Saudi Arabia, a senior U.S. official told Reuters on Friday.

Reuters Politics
Oct 12, 2018

Texas U.S. Senate candidate O'Rourke says raises record $38.1 million
Democratic U.S. Representative Beto O'Rourke said he raised $38.1 million in the final full fiscal quarter before the Nov. 6 elections in his campaign to unseat Republican U.S. Senator Ted Cruz, a record for any U.S. Senate race.

Reuters Politics
Oct 12, 2018

Texas U.S. Senate hopeful O'Rourke says raises $38.1 million in third quarter
Democratic U.S. Representative Beto O'Rourke has raised $38.1 million in the final fiscal quarter before the Nov. 6 elections in his campaign to unseat Republican U.S. Senator Ted Cruz, O'Rourke said on Twitter on Friday.

Reuters Politics
Oct 11, 2018

Dina Powell withdraws from consideration for U.S. envoy to U.N.: source
Goldman Sachs executive Dina Powell has withdrawn from consideration to succeed Nikki Haley as the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, a source familiar with the matter said on Thursday.

Reuters Politics
Oct 11, 2018

Pence promises U.S. backing for Central America if they strengthen borders
U.S. Vice President Mike Pence told Central American countries on Thursday the United States was willing to help with economic development and investment if they did more to tackle mass migration, corruption and gang violence.

Reuters Politics
Oct 11, 2018

Trump dossier research chief declines Congress subpoena
The founder of a political research firm that hired former British spy Christopher Steele to compile a dossier on alleged contacts between presidential candidate Donald Trump and his advisers and Russia is refusing to testify to the Republican-led U.S. House of Representatives Judiciary Committee.

Reuters Politics
Oct 11, 2018

Trump's lawyers preparing answers to questions in Russia probe: source
President Donald Trump's lawyers are preparing answers to questions for the U.S. special counsel probing Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election, a source familiar with the matter said on Thursday.

Reuters Politics
Oct 11, 2018

Georgia lawsuit is latest blow in U.S. fight over voting rights
U.S. voting rights advocacy groups on Thursday sued Georgia's top election official, Secretary of State Brian Kemp, accusing him of putting more than 50,000 voter registration applications on hold to boost his gubernatorial campaign.

Reuters Politics
Oct 11, 2018

Dina Powell withdraws from consideration for U.S. ambassador to U.N.: source
Goldman Sachs executive Dina Powell has withdrawn from consideration to succeed Nikki Haley as the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, a source familiar with the matter said on Thursday.

Reuters Politics
Oct 11, 2018

Dina Powell no longer under consideration by Trump for U.S. job at U.N.: senior official
Goldman-Sachs executive Dina Powell is no longer under consideration by President Donald Trump for the position of U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, a senior administration official said on Thursday.

Reuters Politics
Oct 11, 2018

Congressman Collins gets February 2020 trial date
A federal judge on Thursday set a Feb. 3, 2020 trial date for Christopher Collins, a Republican U.S. congressman from New York who was charged earlier this year with taking part in an insider trading scheme involving an Australian biotechnology company.

Reuters Politics
Oct 11, 2018

Kanye West's meeting with Trump provokes scorn, sadness, support
Rapper Kanye West's televised meeting with U.S. President Donald Trump in the Oval Office became the top trending topic on Twitter on Thursday, prompting a range of reaction from concern over the singer's mental health, to jokes, memes and political commentary.

Reuters Politics
Oct 11, 2018

U.S. senators asks Google to explain delay in disclosing vulnerability
Three influential Republican U.S. senators on Thursday asked Alphabet Inc's Google unit to explain why it delayed disclosing vulnerabilities with its Google social network.

Reuters Politics
Oct 11, 2018

Kanye West defends support for Trump, in front of Trump
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Reuters Politics
Oct 11, 2018

Senate confirms Dreiband to lead Justice Department's civil rights division
The United States Senate voted 50-47 on Thursday to confirm Eric Dreiband as the new assistant attorney general for the Justice Department's Civil Rights Division.

Reuters Politics
Oct 11, 2018

Trump lunches with Kanye West, will talk justice reform
President Donald Trump and rapper Kanye West were sitting down for lunch at the White House on Thursday to discuss prison reform as Trump seeks to use his celebrity roots to political advantage.

Reuters Politics
Oct 11, 2018

Senators asks Google to explain delay in disclosing vulnerability
Three influential Republican U.S. senators on Thursday asked Alphabet Inc's Google unit to explain why it chose to delay disclosing vulnerabilities with its Google social network.

Reuters Politics
Oct 11, 2018

Trump praises Kanye West, will talk justice reform at lunch
President Donald Trump said the criminal justice system was unfair to African-Americans and he would discuss remedies on Thursday with musician Kanye West and former football player Jim Brown.

Reuters Politics
Oct 11, 2018

Hollywood rewrites its script to resist Trump in midterms
On a recent Thursday night, more than 100 people in Hollywood turned their attention to politics. They mingled with Stormy Daniels' lawyer Michael Avenatti inside a hip piano bar lighted by a sign that screamed "OMG WTF."

Reuters Politics
Oct 11, 2018

Justice Kavanaugh unlikely to heed calls for recusal
Justice Brett Kavanaugh is unlikely to heed calls by critics to step aside from certain politically charged U.S. Supreme Court cases in which his fairness and independence might be questioned after a divisive confirmation fight, according to legal experts.

Reuters Politics
Oct 11, 2018

China trying to sway U.S. vote, poses threat: officials
China is waging an unprecedented campaign to influence American public opinion ahead of November congressional elections and presents the greatest long-term counterintelligence threat to the United States, U.S. security officials said on Wednesday.

Reuters Politics
Oct 10, 2018

Trump on Twitter (Oct 10): Florida, Pennsylvania
The following statements were posted to the verified personal Twitter account of U.S. President Donald Trump (@realDonaldTrump)

Reuters Politics
Oct 10, 2018

Pompeo says release of American pastor by Turkish court would be right thing to do
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Wednesday that the release of U.S. evangelical pastor Andrew Brunson by a Turkish court at his next hearing on Friday would be an important step and the right thing for Turkey to do.

Reuters Politics
Oct 10, 2018

Trump on Twitter (October 10): Florida, Pennsylvania
The following statements were posted to the verified personal Twitter account of U.S. President Donald Trump (@realDonaldTrump)

Reuters Politics
Oct 10, 2018

Pompeo says release of American pastor by Turkish court would be 'important step'
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Wednesday that the release of American pastor Andrew Brunson by a Turkish court at his next hearing on Friday would be an important step and the right thing to do.

Reuters Politics
Oct 10, 2018

Trump calls stock sell-off 'a correction,' says Federal Reserve is 'crazy'
U.S. President Donald Trump said that Wednesday's stock market sell-off was in fact a long-awaited "correction," and that the Federal Reserve, which has been raising U.S. interest rates, had gone "crazy."

Reuters Politics
Oct 10, 2018

Trump calls stock selloff 'a correction,' says Federal Reserve is 'crazy'
U.S. President Donald Trump said Wednesday's stock market selloff was in fact a long awaited "correction," and that the Federal Reserve, which has been raising U.S. interest rates, has gone "crazy."

Reuters Politics
Oct 10, 2018

Trump calls stock sell-off a correction, says Fed 'crazy'
U.S. President Donald Trump said Wednesday's stock market sell-off was a correction that was long awaited, and that the Federal Reserve, which has been raising interest rates, has gone "crazy."

Reuters Politics
Oct 10, 2018

California man who sold stolen identities sentenced to prison in Russia probe
A California man accused by U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller's office of operating an online auction service for stolen identities was sentenced to one year of incarceration on Wednesday in a federal district court.

Reuters Politics
Oct 10, 2018

Trump appointees hold keys in Supreme Court immigration case
The outcome of the latest immigration case involving President Donald's Trump administration to come before the U.S. Supreme Court could hinge on his two appointees, conservative Justices Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh.

Reuters Politics
Oct 10, 2018

Former adviser Powell just one of many being eyed for U.N., Trump says
President Donald Trump said on Wednesday his administration was talking to his former adviser and Goldman Sachs executive Dina Powell about possibly succeeding Nikki Haley as the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, but that Powell was just one of many people under consideration.

Reuters Politics
Oct 10, 2018

Trump says he is talking to former adviser Powell about U.N. job
President Donald Trump said on Wednesday he has been talking with Goldman Sachs executive Dina Powell, one of his former advisers, about possibly succeeding Nikki Haley as the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations.

Reuters Politics
Oct 10, 2018

FBI chief says threats from drones to U.S. 'steadily escalating'
FBI director Christopher Wray told a U.S. Senate panel on Wednesday that the threat from drones "is steadily escalating" even as Congress gives agencies new tools to address threats.

Reuters Politics
Oct 10, 2018

U.S. Supreme Court tackles immigration detention case
The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday wrestled with a new immigration dispute focusing on the federal government's ability to detain people awaiting deportation after they have completed prison sentences for criminal convictions.

Reuters Politics
Oct 10, 2018

China trying to sway U.S. vote, poses threat: officials
China is waging an unprecedented campaign to influence American public opinion as November congressional elections approach and presents the greatest long-term counterintelligence threat to the United States, U.S. security officials said on Wednesday.

Reuters Politics
Oct 10, 2018

Man who sold stolen identities sentenced to prison in Russia probe
A California man accused by U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller's office of operating an online auction service for stolen identities was sentenced to one year in prison on Wednesday in a federal district court.

Reuters Politics
Oct 10, 2018

Man accused of identity theft in U.S. Russia probe sentenced to prison
Richard Pinedo, accused of identity theft by the U.S. special counsel investigating possible Russia election meddling, was sentenced to a one-year prison term on Wednesday.

Reuters Politics
Oct 10, 2018

China trying to sway U.S. vote, poses threat -officials
China is waging an unprecedented campaign to influence American public opinion as November congressional elections approach and presents the greatest long-term counterintelligence threat to the United States, U.S. security officials said on Wednesday.

Reuters Politics
Oct 10, 2018

U.S. Supreme Court takes up immigration detention dispute
The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday takes up a new immigration dispute as it ponders the circumstances in which the federal government can detain people awaiting deportation after they have completed their sentences for criminal convictions.

Reuters Politics
Oct 10, 2018

China exerting 'unprecedented' influence campaign in U.S.: official
China is waging an unprecedented campaign to influence American public opinion as November congressional elections approach, U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen M. Nielsen said on Wednesday.

Reuters Politics
Oct 10, 2018

Bloomberg goes back home - to the Democrats
Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg rejoined the Democratic Party on Wednesday, going back to his political roots weeks before the Nov. 6 congressional elections and amid speculation that he might run for the White House in 2020.

Reuters Politics
Oct 10, 2018

Kavanaugh vote changes few minds in close Missouri U.S. Senate race
Democratic U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill's vote against Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation appears not to have cost her greatly in conservative-leaning Missouri, where she is in a tight re-election race, a Reuters opinion poll showed.

Reuters Politics
Oct 10, 2018

California man who sold stolen identities to be sentenced in Russia probe
A California man who was accused by Special Counsel Robert Mueller's office of operating an online auction service that trafficked in stolen identities will be sentenced on Wednesday in a federal district court.

Reuters Politics
Oct 10, 2018

Taylor Swift drives voter sign-ups after turning political
Pop superstar Taylor Swift's decision to wade into electoral politics for the first time has driven a spike in online voter registration, particularly among young people, according to the website Vote.org.

Reuters Politics
Oct 09, 2018

U.S. Republican senator seeks briefings on reported China hacking attack
The top Republican on the Senate Commerce Committee has asked Apple Inc, Amazon.com Inc and Super Micro Computer Inc for staff briefings about a Bloomberg report that the Chinese government implanted malicious hardware into server motherboards provided by Super Micro.

Reuters Politics
Oct 09, 2018

Trump administration to oppose Chicago police reform plan: Sessions
U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions said on Tuesday the Justice Department would oppose a proposed consent decree to reform the Chicago police department in response to misconduct allegations after the slaying of a black teenager by a white officer.

Reuters Politics
Oct 09, 2018

Missouri judge blocks parts of state's voter photo ID law
A Missouri state judge ordered on Tuesday that state election authorities could no longer tell voters that they are required to show a photo identification card in order to cast a ballot, blocking parts of Missouri's voter identification law.

Reuters Politics
Oct 09, 2018

Supreme Court temporarily halts Ross questioning in census suit
The U.S. Supreme Court late on Tuesday temporarily blocked an order forcing Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross to be questioned this week by lawyers for states suing over his decision to ask respondents to the 2020 census whether they are citizens.

Reuters Politics
Oct 09, 2018

Trump on Twitter (October 9): Nikki Haley, Kavanaugh, Florida
The following statements were posted to the verified personal Twitter account of U.S. President Donald Trump (@realDonaldTrump)

Reuters Politics
Oct 09, 2018

Trump seeks to use battle over Kavanaugh to spur Republican voter turnout
U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday used the bitter Senate confirmation battle for Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh to try to boost Republican voter enthusiasm and prevent a Democratic takeover of Congress in the Nov. 6 elections.

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