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Jan 18, 2020

Ahead of tinder box Virginia gun rally, Trump says Constitution under attack
President Donald Trump took aim at Virginia Democrats and their push to stiffen the state's gun laws, saying that the U.S. Constitution was under attack just as thousands of armed militia members began arriving in Richmond for a Monday gun rally.

Reuters Politics
Jan 17, 2020

U.S. will work to determine if ex-ambassador Yovanovitch was under threat -Pompeo
The U.S. State Department will do everything necessary to determine whether former U.S. ambassador Marie Yovanovitch was under threat in Ukraine, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Friday.

Reuters Politics
Jan 17, 2020

After feud with Warren, Bernie Sanders airs ad aimed at women
Democratic presidential contender Bernie Sanders, stung by a feud with progressive ally Elizabeth Warren over gender and electability, released an ad aimed at women voters in New Hampshire on Friday touting his support for women's rights.

Reuters Politics
Jan 17, 2020

U.S. Supreme Court takes up presidential Electoral College dispute
As the 2020 race heats up, the Supreme Court agreed on Friday to hear a dispute involving the complex U.S. presidential election system focusing on whether Electoral College electors are free to break their pledges to back the candidate who wins their state's popular vote, an act that could upend an election.

Reuters Politics
Jan 17, 2020

U.S. House committee renews push for Pompeo Iran testimony, subpoena threat
A U.S. House of Representatives committee renewed a threat on Friday to subpoena Secretary of State Mike Pompeo if he does not provide information about Iran policy and President Donald Trump's ordering of the strike that killed an Iranian military commander.

Reuters Politics
Jan 17, 2020

Despite lack of primary threat, Trump 'going big' in Iowa
President Donald Trump's campaign plans to blanket Iowa with representatives and events ahead of the state's Feb. 3 caucuses, hoping to use the first-in-the-nation primary to show evidence of his strength in rural America, sources tell Reuters.

Reuters Politics
Jan 17, 2020

Trump adds legal heavyweights Starr, Dershowitz to impeachment team
President Donald Trump turned to some legal heavyweights to help defend him in his Senate impeachment trial with the addition on Friday of former independent counsel Ken Starr, who paved the way for former President Bill Clinton's 1998 impeachment, and prominent lawyer Alan Dershowitz.

Reuters Politics
Jan 17, 2020

After feud with Warren, Bernie Sanders releases ad aimed at women
Democratic presidential contender Bernie Sanders, stung by a feud with progressive ally Elizabeth Warren over gender and electability, released an ad aimed at U.S. women voters on Friday touting his support for women's rights.

Reuters Politics
Jan 17, 2020

The members of Trump's impeachment defense team
Prominent attorney Alan Dershowitz and two former independent counsels, Ken Starr and Robert Ray, will be among those defending President Donald Trump when his impeachment trial begins in the Senate in earnest on Tuesday.

Reuters Politics
Jan 17, 2020

Trump allies draw up plan to limit damage from impeachment trial
U.S. President Donald Trump and his Republican allies plan to launch a massive effort to limit damage to his chances of re-election as the Senate trial to determine whether to remove him from office gets under way in earnest next week.

Reuters Politics
Jan 17, 2020

U.S. will work to determine if ex-ambassdor Yovanovitch was under threat - Pompeo
The U.S. State Department will do everything necessary to determine whether former U.S. ambassador Marie Yovanovitch was under threat in Ukraine, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Friday.

Reuters Politics
Jan 17, 2020

Buttigieg highlights outsider status in effort to surge past Democratic rivals
Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg is touting his centrist political outsider status in a final push to win over Iowa swing voters, an urgent task as he seeks to pull ahead of rivals in a tight race for the first state nominating contest.

Reuters Politics
Jan 17, 2020

Congressional endorsements roll in as Iowa caucus nears
Weeks before the Iowa caucuses, members of Congress delivered endorsements to Democratic presidential hopefuls hoping to parlay the support into momentum ahead of the first votes.

Reuters Politics
Jan 17, 2020

Prominent lawyers Starr, Dershowitz join Trump impeachment team
President Donald Trump is bringing in high-profile legal firepower to help defend him in the Senate impeachment trial, with the addition on Friday of former independent counsel Ken Starr, who paved the way for the impeachment of Democratic President Bill Clinton in 1998, and prominent lawyer Alan Dershowitz.

Reuters Politics
Jan 17, 2020

Trump taps lawyer Dershowitz, others for impeachment trial defense
Former independent counsel Ken Starr and lawyer Alan Dershowitz will join U.S. President Donald Trump's impeachment trial defense team led by White House counsel Pat Cipollone and Trump attorney Jay Sekulow, Trump's legal team and a source said on Friday.

Reuters Politics
Jan 17, 2020

Martin Luther King Jr.'s daughter says U.S. voter suppression is alive and well
The center that honors slain U.S. civil rights icon Martin Luther King Jr. will devote the holiday celebrating his legacy on Monday to voter education and registration, his youngest daughter said in a recent interview.

Reuters Politics
Jan 17, 2020

Flap with Warren knocks Sanders' strategy off course
The best-laid plans of Democratic presidential contender Bernie Sanders were upended this week - and his campaign is struggling to get back on track.

Reuters Politics
Jan 16, 2020

Sanders climbs, now tied with Biden among registered voters: Reuters poll
U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders has been steadily climbing in popularity this year and is now tied with former Vice President Joe Biden for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination among registered voters, according to a Reuters/Ipsos national poll.

Reuters Politics
Jan 16, 2020

Four rules senators should follow during Trump's impeachment trial
U.S. senators are expected to hear opening statements next week in the impeachment trial on whether to remove President Donald Trump from office on charges he abused his powers and obstructed a congressional inquiry into his effort to pressure Ukraine to investigate Democratic presidential contender Joe Biden.

Reuters Politics
Jan 16, 2020

Trump impeachment trial opens as watchdog faults White House on Ukraine
The Senate impeachment trial on whether to remove U.S. President Donald Trump from office formally began on Thursday even as a congressional watchdog found that the White House broke the law by withholding security aid for Ukraine approved by Congress.

Reuters Politics
Jan 16, 2020

U.S. chief justice faces unfamiliar glare of spotlight at Trump trial
U.S. Chief Justice John Roberts is poised to become a key figure in the political life of President Donald Trump.

Reuters Politics
Jan 16, 2020

Pelosi says Trump administration broke law in withholding Ukraine aid
U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Thursday, seizing on a report from a nonpartisan congressional watchdog, accused the Trump administration of breaking the law in withholding aid for Ukraine that Congress had approved.

Reuters Politics
Jan 16, 2020

U.S. SEC Democratic Commissioner Jackson to step down next month
Rob Jackson, a Democratic commissioner at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, said on Thursday he will step down from the agency on Feb. 14 to continue teaching at New York University School of Law, where he is on faculty leave.

Reuters Politics
Jan 16, 2020

As Warren-Sanders spat intensifies, liberal grassroots groups seek to calm tensions
Liberal grassroots groups on Thursday launched a bid to calm tensions between supporters of the two progressive standard-bearers in the Democratic presidential race, U.S. Senators Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren, who have engaged in a days-long feud after months of non-aggression.

Reuters Politics
Jan 16, 2020

U.S. presidential hopeful Bloomberg unveils plan to cut wildfire losses in half
U.S. presidential hopeful Michael Bloomberg on Thursday unveiled a plan that he claims will halve property losses and deaths from catastrophic wildfires within four years, as part of a suite of initiatives to combat climate change.

Reuters Politics
Jan 16, 2020

U.S. watchdog says Trump administration violated law by withholding Ukraine aid
The Trump administration violated federal law last year by withholding security aid for Ukraine that had been appropriated by Congress, a U.S. congressional watchdog said in a report released on Thursday.

Reuters Politics
Jan 16, 2020

Factbox: Key U.S. senators in battle over Trump impeachment trial testimony
The U.S. Senate is poised to hear charges that President Donald Trump abused his powers and obstructed a congressional inquiry into his effort to pressure Ukraine to investigate Democratic presidential contender Joe Biden.

Reuters Politics
Jan 16, 2020

With rivals stuck in impeachment trial, Biden and Buttigieg to barnstorm Iowa
Democratic presidential candidates Joe Biden and Pete Buttigieg will blitz Iowa before the state kicks off the party's nominating contest on Feb. 3, while their key rivals will be largely unable to campaign because they must sit as Senate jurors in Republican President Donald Trump's impeachment trial.

Reuters Politics
Jan 16, 2020

Senate to take up impeachment in a day of ceremony and formality
The U.S. Senate takes formal steps on Thursday to consider the removal of U.S. President Donald Trump on charges that he abused his power, even as key issues such as whether witnesses will appear at his impeachment trial remain up in the air.

Reuters Politics
Jan 16, 2020

SEC Democratic Commissioner Jackson to step down next month
Rob Jackson, a Democratic Commissioner at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, said on Thursday he will step down on Feb. 14 to continue teaching at New York University School of Law, where he is currently on faculty leave.

Reuters Politics
Jan 15, 2020

U.S. debate mystery solved: Warren told Sanders he called her a liar on national TV
The mystery of what presidential rivals Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders said to each other in a heated exchange after Tuesday night's Democratic debate has been solved, with debate host CNN revealing that Warren accused Sanders of calling her a liar on national television.

Reuters Politics
Jan 15, 2020

Bloomberg makes pitch to women, says he regrets 'bawdy' jokes
Democratic U.S. presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg on Wednesday launched an effort to win over women voters as he faced questions about his company's treatment of female employees and his own conduct.

Reuters Politics
Jan 15, 2020

U.S. House sends Trump impeachment charges to Senate for trial
The Democratic-led House of Representatives voted on Wednesday to send two formal charges against President Donald Trump to the Senate, clearing the way for only the third impeachment trial of a U.S. president to begin in earnest next week.

Reuters Politics
Jan 15, 2020

With pomp and circumstance, House Democrats deliver impeachment articles to the Senate
After weeks of rhetorical fire and fury, a handful of U.S. House members walked quietly across a hushed Capitol on Wednesday to deliver articles of impeachment to the Senate, paving the way for the trial of President Donald Trump.

Reuters Politics
Jan 15, 2020

Sanders faces front-runner scrutiny as U.S. Democratic presidential race intensifies
Bernie Sanders got a taste of life as a front-runner in the spotlight at the Democratic presidential debate in Iowa, facing new scrutiny for his liberal views and questions about whether he can beat President Donald Trump in November.

Reuters Politics
Jan 15, 2020

Trump impeachment: What happens next?
The Democratic-led U.S. House of Representatives voted Wednesday to send formal impeachment charges against President Donald Trump to the Senate, where Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has said he would help acquit his fellow Republican at a trial.

Reuters Politics
Jan 15, 2020

U.S. presidential candidate Bloomberg regrets telling 'bawdy' jokes
Democratic presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg on Wednesday said he regretted telling off-color jokes and defended his company's record on the treatment of female employees, saying he tried to make the company a good place to work.

Reuters Politics
Jan 15, 2020

U.S. House votes to send Trump impeachment charges to Senate for trial
The Democratic-led House of Representatives voted on Wednesday to send two formal charges against President Donald Trump to the Senate, clearing the way for only the third impeachment trial of a U.S. president to begin in earnest next week.

Reuters Politics
Jan 15, 2020

U.S. Democrat Buttigieg campaign's top cybersecurity official quits over differences
The top cybersecurity official with the presidential campaign of South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg told Reuters on Wednesday that he has resigned, citing philosophical differences with the campaign over information security.

Reuters Politics
Jan 15, 2020

Trump foe Schiff to head Democratic prosecution team at impeachment trial
Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday unveiled a seven-member team to prosecute President Donald Trump at his Senate impeachment trial, headed by a former federal prosecutor who has become a nemesis of the Republican president.

Reuters Politics
Jan 15, 2020

Factbox: As Trump goes on trial, a fight over witnesses remains unresolved
President Donald Trump is expected to go on trial in the U.S. Senate next week on charges he abused his office and obstructed Congress, with one of the most contentious questions still unresolved - should senators hear from witnesses?

Reuters Politics
Jan 15, 2020

Seven House Democrats to argue impeachment case against Trump in Senate
U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced on Wednesday the seven members of the House of Representatives who will act as prosecutors to lay out the impeachment case against President Donald Trump in the Senate.

Reuters Politics
Jan 15, 2020

Naming of impeachment managers 'does not change a single thing': White House
The White House on Wednesday dismissed the naming of seven U.S. House of Representatives members to present the case that President Donald Trump should be removed from office in an upcoming Senate trial.

Reuters Politics
Jan 15, 2020

Schiff to lead prosecution of Trump in Senate impeachment: Pelosi
U.S. House of Representatives Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff will lead a team of seven Democratic lawmakers who will prosecute the impeachment case against President Donald Trump in the Senate, Speaker Nancy Pelosi said on Wednesday.

Reuters Politics
Jan 15, 2020

Democratic senators seek to force vote to block Trump border wall funding plan
Senior Democratic senators said on Wednesday that they would try to force another vote to stop U.S. President Donald Trump from taking billions of dollars from the Department of Defense budget to pay for a wall on the border with Mexico.

Reuters Politics
Jan 15, 2020

House to send impeachment charges to Senate after weeks of delay
After weeks of delay, the House of Representatives is expected on Wednesday to send impeachment charges against President Donald Trump to the Senate, clearing the way for that chamber to consider whether Trump should be removed from office.

Reuters Politics
Jan 15, 2020

Highlights: War, trade and a woman in the White House - Democrats spar in Iowa debate
Six Democrats squared off in a televised debate on Tuesday in Iowa, their last chance to make the case for their candidacies to a national audience before the party's presidential nominating process kicks off in the state on Feb. 3.

Reuters Politics
Jan 15, 2020

Sanders, Warren spar over disputed remark about chances of a woman candidate defeating Trump
Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders disagreed in a Democratic presidential debate on Tuesday over whether he once told her a woman could not win the White House in 2020, underlining an emerging rift between the progressive contenders as the first voting nears.

Reuters Politics
Jan 15, 2020

In Democratic debate, Sanders-Warren flap makes a winner out of Biden
Six Democratic U.S. presidential candidates sparred over war and trade, gender and health care, in a pressure-packed debate in Des Moines, Iowa, on Tuesday, with the first nominating contest in the state less than three weeks away.

Reuters Politics
Jan 15, 2020

Highlights: War, trade and a woman in the White House: Democrats spar in Iowa debate
Six Democrats squared off in a televised debate on Tuesday in Iowa, their last chance to make the case for their candidacies to a national audience before the party's presidential nominating process kicks off in the state on Feb. 3.

Reuters Politics
Jan 15, 2020

Sanders, Warren spar over disputed remark about chances of a woman defeating Trump
Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders disagreed in a Democratic presidential debate on Tuesday over whether he once told her a woman could not win the White House in 2020, underlining an emerging rift between the progressive allies as the first voting nears.

Reuters Politics
Jan 14, 2020

Sanders and Biden clash on foreign policy, trade in debate in Iowa
U.S. Democratic presidential contenders Bernie Sanders and Joe Biden clashed on foreign policy and trade in a debate in Iowa on Tuesday, drawing sharp distinctions as they battle for the top spot in an unsettled White House field three weeks before the first vote.

Reuters Politics
Jan 14, 2020

Highlights: Biden, Sanders face off on war and trade at Democratic debate
Six Democrats squared off in a televised debate on Tuesday in Iowa, their last chance to make the case for their candidacies to a national audience before the party's presidential nominating process kicks off in the state on Feb. 3.

Reuters Politics
Jan 14, 2020

Trump takes Sanders' side in tiff with Warren over prospect of female U.S. president
U.S. President Donald Trump threw his support, welcome or not, behind Democratic presidential contender Bernie Sanders in his back-and-forth with rival Elizabeth Warren, saying he did not believe Sanders would suggest a woman could not win the 2020 election.

Reuters Politics
Jan 14, 2020

Trump ex-adviser Flynn seeks to withdraw guilty plea
Lawyers for Michael Flynn, U.S. President Donald Trump's former national security adviser, on Tuesday said in a court filing that he would seek to withdraw his guilty plea in former Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into alleged Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.

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Jan 14, 2020

Democrats add last-minute evidence to Trump impeachment case before Senate trial
Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives said on Tuesday they would include new evidence when they send formal impeachment charges against President Donald Trump to the Senate on Wednesday, seeking to expand the scope of a trial that will dominate Washington for the next several weeks.

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Jan 14, 2020

U.S. judge puts on hold House lawsuit seeking Trump tax returns
A federal judge put on hold a bid by a U.S. House of Representatives committee to obtain President Donald Trump's tax returns, saying on Tuesday that he would wait for a much-anticipated appeals court decision relating to congressional subpoenas before issuing a ruling.

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Jan 14, 2020

Wisconsin court temporarily halts removal of more than 200,000 names from voter rolls
A Wisconsin appeals court intervened on Tuesday to stop as many as 209,000 names from being scrubbed from the state's voter registration rolls, in a case voting rights advocates say could impact access to the polls in a key 2020 election state.

Reuters Politics
Jan 14, 2020

Trump impeachment opening arguments likely Tuesday - McConnell
The impeachment trial of President Donald Trump is likely to begin next Tuesday, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said.

Reuters Politics
Jan 14, 2020

Democrats to vote on sending impeachment charges for imminent Trump trial
The Democratic-led U.S. House of Representatives will vote on Wednesday to send formal impeachment charges against President Donald Trump to the Senate, lawmakers said on Tuesday, clearing the way for a trial set to begin in earnest early next week.

Reuters Politics
Jan 14, 2020

Democrats say measure to rein in Trump on Iran will pass Senate
U.S. Senate Democrats said on Tuesday they had enough votes in the Republican-controlled Senate to pass a resolution curbing President Donald Trump's ability to wage war on Iran without congressional approval, which would be a rebuke of the president after he ordered a strike that killed an Iranian commander in Iraq.

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Jan 14, 2020

Schumer says believes majority of U.S. Senate backs Iran war powers resolution
U.S. Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer said on Tuesday he believed a majority of 51 U.S. senators will approve a war powers resolution to block President Donald Trump from further military action, which would be a rebuke of the president's policy in the Republican-controlled chamber.

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Jan 14, 2020

Bloomberg taps fortune, now has 1,000 workers for U.S. Democratic presidential campaign
Billionaire U.S. presidential candidate Mike Bloomberg has vastly expanded his campaign staff, which now boasts a battalion of over 1,000 workers, his campaign said on Tuesday, giving him significant force as he tries to unseat Republican President Donald Trump.

Reuters Politics
Jan 14, 2020

Democrats to vote on sending impeachment charges as Trump trial edges closer
The Democratic-led U.S. House of Representatives will vote on Wednesday to send formal impeachment charges against President Donald Trump to the Senate, lawmakers said on Tuesday, likely setting the start of Trump's trial for later this week.

Reuters Politics
Jan 14, 2020

Judge rules in favor of Trump administration in family separation case
A U.S. federal judge has ruled that the Trump administration's ongoing separations of families at the U.S.-Mexico border based on parents' criminal history or health exclusions are being carried out with proper discretion.

Reuters Politics
Jan 14, 2020

U.S. House committee threatens subpoena if Pompeo will not provide Iran information
The chairman of the U.S. House of Representatives Foreign Affairs Committee threatened on Tuesday to subpoena Secretary of State Mike Pompeo if he does not provide information about Iran policy and President Donald Trump's ordering the strike that killed an Iranian military commander.

Reuters Politics
Jan 14, 2020

House to vote on sending Trump impeachment charges; trial now imminent
The Democratic-led U.S. House of Representatives will vote on Wednesday to send formal impeachment charges against President Donald Trump to the Senate, lawmakers said on Tuesday, setting the start of Trump's trial for as early as this week.

Reuters Politics
Jan 14, 2020

Who might argue the case against Trump in the Senate impeachment trial?
When the U.S. Senate begins the impeachment trial against President Donald Trump, a handful of lawmakers from the House of Representatives will act as prosecutors to lay out the case against the president.

Reuters Politics
Jan 14, 2020

House to vote Wednesday to send impeachment articles to Senate
The U.S. House of Representatives will vote on Wednesday on a resolution to send articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump to the Senate, according to a Democratic lawmaker and a Democratic aide.

Reuters Politics
Jan 14, 2020

White House contender Warren sees path to cancel student loan debt without Congress
Democrat Elizabeth Warren outlined on Tuesday how, if elected to the White House, she would on the first day of her presidency cancel federal student loan debt by using the Department of Education's pre-existing authority.

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Jan 14, 2020

Judge rules Trump administration acting within authority in family separation at border
A federal judge has ruled that the administration of U.S. President Donald Trump is acting within its authority when it comes to separating families at the U.S.-Mexico border without any violation of the "rights to family integrity".

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Jan 14, 2020

House Democrats huddle ahead of expected transfer of Trump impeachment charges to Senate
Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday will discuss the strategy and timing for sending articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump to the Senate as Republicans balk at a call to dismiss the charges without a trial.

Reuters Politics
Jan 14, 2020

With time running out, Democratic presidential contenders to meet in high-stakes Iowa debate
Six Democratic White House contenders will take part on Tuesday in a high-stakes Iowa debate, as polls show an unsettled nominating race with no clear favorite three weeks before Iowans kick off the party's presidential nominating contest.

Reuters Politics
Jan 13, 2020

Seattle passes campaign finance curbs on 'foreign-influenced' firms
The Seattle City Council voted unanimously on Monday to approve campaign finance legislation banning political donations in local elections from companies with at least 5% foreign ownership.

Reuters Politics
Jan 13, 2020

Warren: Sanders said in 2018 meeting a woman could not win the White House
Elizabeth Warren took the unusual step on Monday of confirming a report that fellow Democratic White House contender Bernie Sanders told her during a 2018 meeting that he did not believe a woman could win the 2020 presidential race.

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Jan 13, 2020

Republican senators say they will not vote to dismiss charges against Trump ahead of trial
Republican members of the U.S Senate, poised to begin an impeachment trial against President Donald Trump in the coming days, voiced opposition on Monday to any attempt to dismiss the charges against him without a trial.

Reuters Politics
Jan 13, 2020

In tight race, new polls show Biden on top in Iowa, New Hampshire
Two opinion polls from the states holding the first presidential nominating contests brought good news on Monday for former Vice President Joe Biden in his bid to be the 2020 Democratic nominee.

Reuters Politics
Jan 13, 2020

Pompeo says Soleimani killing part of new strategy to deter U.S. foes
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Monday said Qassem Soleimani was killed as part of a broader strategy of deterring challenges by U.S. foes that also applies to China and Russia, further diluting the assertion that the top Iranian general was struck because he was plotting imminent attacks on U.S. targets.

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Jan 13, 2020

U.S. presidential campaign probes to require top officials' approval: Barr
U.S. Attorney General William Barr said on Monday that he would raise the threshold needed to open counterintelligence investigations of presidential campaigns, a move that follows complaints by President Donald Trump about government surveillance of his 2016 election campaign.

Reuters Politics
Jan 13, 2020

Ex-U.S. Treasury employee pleads guilty to leaks linked to Russia probe
A former U.S. Treasury Department employee on Monday pleaded guilty to leaking confidential documents relating to former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort and others to a reporter from digital media company BuzzFeed.

Reuters Politics
Jan 13, 2020

Trump: Timing of threat from Soleimani 'doesn't really matter'
President Donald Trump on Monday defended his decision to kill Iranian commander Qassem Soleimani, and said "it doesn't really matter" whether Soleimani posed an imminent threat to the United States.

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Jan 13, 2020

U.S. top attorney: Killing Soleimani 'legitimate,' Trump had authority
President Donald Trump clearly had authority to kill Qassem Soleimani, U.S. Attorney General William Barr said on Monday, adding that the White House consulted with his department before the strike on the Iranian commander.

Reuters Politics
Jan 13, 2020

U.S. Senate leader expects Iran war powers debate soon
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said on Monday he expected the Senate would debate a war powers resolution soon, although he did not provide a more specific timeline.

Reuters Politics
Jan 13, 2020

Pompeo: U.S. to work with Iraqi leaders to get to 'the right place' on U.S. troop deployment
The United States will work with Iraqi leaders to 'get to the right place' on U.S. troop deployment in the country, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Monday, following a request from Baghdad last week to prepare to pull them out.

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Jan 13, 2020

Bloomberg wins his first congressional endorsement from Max Rose
Democratic presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg won his first endorsement from a member of Congress on Monday with the backing of fellow New Yorker U.S. Representative Max Rose.

Reuters Politics
Jan 13, 2020

Democrat Booker gives up 2020 U.S. presidential race after unity message falls flat
U.S. Senator Cory Booker, whose relentlessly optimistic message of love and unity failed to sway Democratic voters, ended his White House campaign on Monday, saying he lacked the money to extend his bid.

Reuters Politics
Jan 13, 2020

Nancy Pelosi poised to send Trump impeachment charges to Senate for trial
The Democratic-led U.S. House of Representatives is expected to formally send impeachment charges against President Donald Trump to the Senate this week, where Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has vowed to help acquit his fellow Republican.

Reuters Politics
Jan 13, 2020

Twelve Democrats, three Republicans in U.S. presidential race
The number of Democratic presidential candidates https://tmsnrt.rs/2UhJ7WE seeking their party's nomination to oppose Republican U.S. President Donald Trump in the November 2020 election dropped to 12 on Mondaywhen U.S. Senator Cory Booker of New Jersey ended his run.

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Jan 13, 2020

U.S. House chairman 'frustrated' Pompeo refused to testify on Iran
The Democratic chairman of the U.S. House of Representatives Foreign Affairs Committee said on Monday he was "disappointed and frustrated" that Secretary of State Mike Pompeo had declined to testify at a committee hearing on Iran set for Tuesday.

Reuters Politics
Jan 13, 2020

With pressure on in Iowa, Democratic debate carries higher stakes
Six Democratic presidential contenders on Tuesday face perhaps the most pressure-packed debate yet, with voters in Iowa set to kick off the 2020 nominating contest in just weeks.

Reuters Politics
Jan 13, 2020

Trump impeachment trial fight for Bolton testimony echoes Monica Lewinsky
Twenty-one years ago former White House intern Lewinsky was at the center of a tug-of-war over whether she would testify in the U.S. Senate impeachment trial of President Bill Clinton, a Democrat.

Reuters Politics
Jan 13, 2020

Pelosi set to turn over Trump impeachment reins to McConnell
U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is expected to relinquish the impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump this week by turning the process over to Mitch McConnell, the powerful Senate leader who has vowed to help acquit his fellow Republican.

Reuters Politics
Jan 13, 2020

Democrat Klobuchar on diversity and taking on Trump in the 2020 presidential race
Democratic presidential contender Amy Klobuchar is banking on a strong showing in Iowa's first-in-the-nation nominating contest on Feb. 3 to jump-start her path to the party's nomination.

Reuters Politics
Jan 12, 2020

Bernie Sanders picks up backing of influential New Hampshire union
U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders gained the support on Sunday of a large and influential labor union in New Hampshire, an important early-voting state Democratic presidential nomination contest.

Reuters Politics
Jan 12, 2020

Warren, Sanders campaigns spar in rare show of discord between progressive Democratic contenders
A rare sign of discord emerged on Sunday between progressive Democratic presidential contenders Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders over a report that Sanders' campaign volunteers had called her a candidate of the elite in conversations with voters.

Reuters Politics
Jan 12, 2020

Desperate to defeat Trump, Democrats grapple with 'electability'
Kristen Marttila braved sub-freezing temperatures on Saturday to knock on doors in Mason City, Iowa, trying to convince voters to cast their lot with Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren in the state's nominating contest on Feb. 3.

Reuters Politics
Jan 12, 2020

Pelosi says Republicans will pay price for denying impeachment witnesses
U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said House Democrats will determine on Tuesday when to send formal impeachment charges against President Donald Trump to the Senate and warned that Republicans will pay a political price for denying a trial with witnesses.

Reuters Politics
Jan 12, 2020

Buttigieg gets endorsement from Iowa congressman ahead of February 3 caucus
Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg was endorsed by veteran Iowa Congressman Dave Loebsack on Sunday, a high-profile boost for the White House hopeful just three weeks before the party's nominating contest begins in Iowa on Feb. 3.

Reuters Politics
Jan 12, 2020

As Amazon.com flexes its muscle, Seattle moves to curb corporate political donations
Seattle, the Pacific Northwest city where home-grown online retailer Amazon.com has increasingly flexed its political muscle, is expected to approve on Monday legislation banning political contributions by companies with at least 5% foreign ownership.

Reuters Politics
Jan 12, 2020

'I'm spending all my money to get rid of Trump': Michael Bloomberg
U.S. presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg told Reuters he is ready to spend much of his vast fortune to oust Republican President Donald Trump from the White House in 2020, rejecting criticism from rivals for the Democratic nomination that the billionaire is trying to buy the U.S. election.

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