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Reuters Politics
Jun 18, 2020

Former White House aide Bolton says Trump not 'fit' to be president
Former top White House aide John Bolton delivered a damning indictment of his former boss, saying Donald Trump's behavior in office and dealings with foreign leaders showed he was unfit to be president of the United States.

Reuters Politics
Jun 18, 2020

What is next for immigrant 'Dreamers' after U.S. Supreme Court ruling?
The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday ruled 5-4 against President Donald Trump's move to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program that offers work permits and deportation relief to certain immigrants who came to the country illegally as children.

Reuters Politics
Jun 18, 2020

U.S. House panel hears from Facebook, Google, Twitter on election security
Top officials from Facebook, Google and Twitter were grilled by U.S. lawmakers on Thursday at a virtual hearing on foreign influence and election security ahead of the Nov. 3 presidential contest.

Reuters Politics
Jun 18, 2020

Pelosi urges Senate to take up 'Dreamers' bill after top court ruling
U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Thursday urged the Senate to take up legislation previously passed by the Democratic-led House in support of so-called "Dreamers" now that the Supreme Court has blocked President Donald Trump's effort to end their protections.

Reuters Politics
Jun 18, 2020

Trump says process to deal with Dreamer immigrants must start all over
U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday said a legal solution was needed to address the hundreds of thousands of so-called Dreamer immigrants after the nation's top court blocked his earlier effort to end their protections, but gave no other details on how he planned to proceed.

Reuters Politics
Jun 18, 2020

Trump to release new list of conservative Supreme Court nominees
President Donald Trump said on Thursday he planned to release a new list of conservative nominees to the U.S. Supreme Court after the high court dealt him a major setback on his hardline immigration policies.

Reuters Politics
Jun 18, 2020

Pelosi says Trump 'ethically unfit' for presidency, will continue oversight
U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said on Thursday revelations in a book by a former top White House aide show President Donald Trump is unfit and unprepared to be president and Democrats will continue oversight of the Republican president's behavior.

Reuters Politics
Jun 18, 2020

Trump: U.S. Supreme Court decisions 'horrible'
President Donald Trump on Thursday railed against the U. S. Supreme Court's "horrible" decisions, seemingly referring to recent rulings that gay and transgender workers are protected under federal employment laws and blocking his bid to end legal protections for immigrants known as "Dreamers."

Reuters Politics
Jun 18, 2020

Portraits of former Confederate House speakers to be removed: Pelosi
Portraits of four former House of Representatives speakers who served the Confederacy will be removed from the U.S. Capitol, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said on Thursday.

Reuters Politics
Jun 18, 2020

Factbox: Who are the immigrant 'Dreamers' affected by the U.S. Supreme Court ruling?
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled on Thursday that President Donald Trump's administration erred in ending a program that offered work permits and protection from deportation to hundreds of thousands of immigrants brought to the United States illegally as children, a group often called the "Dreamers."

Reuters Politics
Jun 18, 2020

U.S. Supreme Court blocks Trump bid to end 'Dreamers' immigrant program
The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday dealt a President Donald Trump a major setback on his hardline immigration policies, blocking his bid to end a program that protects from deportation hundreds of thousands of immigrants - often called "Dreamers" - who entered the United States illegally as children.

Reuters Politics
Jun 18, 2020

U.S. lawmakers offer bill to block Trump from German troop withdrawal
U.S. congressional Democrats introduced legislation on Thursday to block President Donald Trump's plan to remove 9,500 troops from close ally Germany by prohibiting funding for a withdrawal of U.S. forces from Europe without congressional approval.

Reuters Politics
Jun 18, 2020

Democrats consider next steps after Bolton revelations on Trump
Democratic lawmakers on Thursday said they were considering next steps, including a subpoena, on how to respond to allegations by former top White House aide John Bolton that President Donald Trump sought foreign help to get re-elected.

Reuters Politics
Jun 18, 2020

Jean Kennedy Smith, last surviving sibling of JFK, is dead at 92
Jean Kennedy Smith, the last surviving sibling of slain President John F. Kennedy, who as U.S. ambassador to Ireland in the 1990s played a pivotal role in the Northern Irish peace process, died on Wednesday at age 92.

Reuters Politics
Jun 18, 2020

Biden launches first major advertising campaign in battle against Trump
Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden launched his first major advertising blitz in six battleground states on Thursday as he intensified his effort to defeat President Donald Trump in November's election.

Reuters Politics
Jun 18, 2020

Jean Kennedy Smith, former U.S. ambassador to Ireland and last surviving sibling of JFK, is dead at 92: NYT
Jean Kennedy Smith, a former U.S. ambassador to Ireland and the last surviving sibling of President John F. Kennedy, died on Wednesday at age 92, the New York Times reported.

Reuters Politics
Jun 18, 2020

Bolton says Trump unfit for office as book alleges sweeping misdeeds
Donald Trump's former national security adviser John Bolton said the U.S. president is unfit for office, according to interview excerpts released on Thursday after portions of the top aide's upcoming book revealed a withering portrayal of his ex-boss.

Reuters Politics
Jun 18, 2020

U.S. senators unveil bill to curb foreign espionage, influence on campuses
A bipartisan group of U.S. senators unveiled legislation on Thursday aimed at protecting research and innovation on U.S. campuses and prevent suspected theft of intellectual property by China and other countries.

Reuters Politics
Jun 18, 2020

Months before election, Trump finds himself at odds with most Americans' views
The temporary fences that separated protesters from the White House have come down. But its occupant, President Donald Trump, appears to be more isolated than ever.

Reuters Politics
Jun 18, 2020

China says it has no intention of interfering in U.S. elections
China said on Thursday it has no intention of interfering in the U.S. elections, responding to U.S. President Donald Trump's former national security adviser, John Bolton, who has said that Trump had sought Chinese President Xi Jinping's help to win re-election.

Reuters Politics
Jun 17, 2020

Republican U.S. Senator Scott unveils police reforms, Democrats push for broader changes
U.S. Senate Republicans unveiled a law enforcement reform bill on Wednesday as a rival to more sweeping Democratic legislation, as Congress sought to curb racial discrimination and police abuses three weeks after the death of George Floyd.

Reuters Politics
Jun 17, 2020

Factbox: All the president's countries featured so far in ex-Trump adviser's book
China was not the only country mentioned in a litany of allegations that former national security adviser John Bolton makes about U.S. President Donald Trump in excerpts https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-bolton-book/trump-asked-china-to-help-him-win-in-2020-offered-favors-to-dictators-bolton-says-idUSKBN23O3B7 published on Wednesday of his book, "The Room Where It Happened: A White House Memoir."

Reuters Politics
Jun 17, 2020

Atlanta prosecutors hope to persuade jury to second-guess officer who shot Brooks
Prosecutors seeking to convict Atlanta police officer Garrett Rolfe for murder in the shooting death of Rayshard Brooks must try to persuade jurors to do something they rarely do - second guess split-second police decisions.

Reuters Politics
Jun 17, 2020

Trump administration proposes rolling back protections for big tech
The U.S. Justice Department proposed on Wednesday that Congress take up legislation to curb protections big tech platforms like Alphabet's Google and Facebook have had for decades, a senior official said, following through on President Donald Trump's bid to crack down on tech giants.

Reuters Politics
Jun 17, 2020

Trump asked China to help him win in 2020, offered 'favors to dictators,' Bolton says
In a withering behind-the-scenes portrayal, President Donald Trump's former national security adviser John Bolton accused him of sweeping misdeeds that included explicitly seeking Chinese President Xi Jinping's help to win re-election.

Reuters Politics
Jun 17, 2020

Factbox: What's the difference between three U.S. plans for police reform
President Donald Trump has signed an executive order to address police misconduct following the killing of an African American man, George Floyd, in police custody.

Reuters Politics
Jun 17, 2020

Biden says Trump is 'surrendering' to coronavirus, putting lives at risk
Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden on Wednesday accused President Donald Trump of "surrendering" to the coronavirus pandemic and failing to stay prepared for a resurgence that could put a U.S. economic recovery at risk.

Reuters Politics
Jun 17, 2020

Ex-security adviser Bolton says Trump sought China's Xi's help to win re-election
In a series of allegations, U.S. President Donald Trump's former national security adviser, John Bolton, said on Wednesday that Trump sought Chinese President Xi Jinping's help to win re-election during a closed-door June 2019 meeting.

Reuters Politics
Jun 17, 2020

U.S. government proposes rolling back protections for big tech
The U.S. Justice Department proposed on Wednesday that Congress take up legislation to curb protections big tech platforms like Alphabet's Google and Facebook have had for decades, a senior official said, following through on U.S. President Donald Trump's bid to crack down on tech giants.

Reuters Politics
Jun 17, 2020

U.S. Senate overwhelmingly passes major conservation bill
The U.S. Senate on Wednesday passed a major conservation bill that would permanently direct $900 million a year to a long-standing federal program aimed at acquiring and protecting public lands.

Reuters Politics
Jun 17, 2020

House panel debating $494 billion infrastructure measure
A U.S. House of Representatives panel is debating on Wednesday a Democratic plan to boost infrastructure spending that aims to fix crumbling roads and highways and reduce carbon pollution.

Reuters Politics
Jun 17, 2020

Biden focuses on economic recovery in battleground state trip
Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden will highlight his plan to safely reopen a U.S. economy ravaged by the coronavirus pandemic on Wednesday on his third visit this month to the must-win election battleground state of Pennsylvania.

Reuters Politics
Jun 17, 2020

Republican Sen. Scott unveils police reforms, Democrats push for broader changes
U.S. Senate Republicans unveiled a law enforcement reform bill on Wednesday as a rival to more sweeping Democratic legislation, as Congress sought to curb racial discrimination and police abuses three weeks after the death of George Floyd.

Reuters Politics
Jun 17, 2020

U.S. Justice Department proposes rolling back protections for big tech
The U.S. Justice Department proposed on Wednesday that Congress take up legislation to curb protections that big tech platforms like Alphabet's Google and Facebook have had for decades, a senior official said, following through on U.S. President Donald Trump's bid to crack down on tech giants.

Reuters Politics
Jun 17, 2020

Republicans launch another pro-Biden Super PAC to help defeat Trump
Republicans who worked for U.S. Presidents Donald Trump and George W. Bush have formed a Super PAC to support Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden in November, the latest group launched by members of Trump's own party who will work to see him defeated.

Reuters Politics
Jun 17, 2020

Trump supports Senate Republicans' policing bill: White House
U.S. President Donald Trump fully backs Senate Republicans' police reform bill unveiled earlier on Wednesday, White House spokeswoman Kayleigh McEnany told reporters at a briefing.

Reuters Politics
Jun 17, 2020

U.S. lawmaker says seeking bipartisan legislation on airline mask rules
A U.S. senator said on Wednesday he was hoping for bipartisan support in Congress for mandatory rules on masks for air travel after the head of the Federal Aviation Administration again resisted calls for a mandate.

Reuters Politics
Jun 17, 2020

Insider-trading investigation against U.S. senator dismissed
The U.S. Senate Ethics Committee has cleared Senator Kelly Loeffler of wrongdoing in connection with stock trades, her office said on Wednesday, after the wealthy Republican - who is in a tough election race - was criticized over share sales during the coronavirus outbreak.

Reuters Politics
Jun 17, 2020

Iowa governor pledges to restore voting rights to some felons
Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds has committed to restoring voting rights to those with past felony convictions, according to a Radio Iowa report, potentially expanding the electorate in a state that could be competitive in the Nov. 3 presidential election.

Reuters Politics
Jun 17, 2020

U.S. Republicans unveil police reforms as Democrats advance more aggressive plan
U.S. Senate Republicans unveiled a law enforcement reform bill on Wednesday as a rival to more sweeping Democratic legislation, as Congress sought to curb racial discrimination and police abuses three weeks after the death of George Floyd.

Reuters Politics
Jun 17, 2020

Biden to discuss economic recovery plan in key battleground visit
Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden will discuss plans to safely reopen a U.S. economy ravaged by the coronavirus pandemic when he visits the must-win election battleground of Pennsylvania on Wednesday for the third time this month.

Reuters Politics
Jun 17, 2020

U.S. Senate Republicans launch police reform bill to rival Democrats
U.S. Senate Republicans unveiled a new police reform bill on Wednesday as a rival to more sweeping Democratic legislation, as Congress struggled to address racial disparities in law enforcement three weeks after the death of George Floyd.

Reuters Politics
Jun 17, 2020

U.S. Justice Department to propose rolling back protections for big tech
The U.S. Justice Department is preparing to proposes legislation as soon as Wednesday to try to remove protections that big tech platforms like Alphabet's Google and Facebook have had for decades, a department official said on Wednesday, speaking on condition of anonymity.

Reuters Politics
Jun 17, 2020

In Tulsa, fears that Trump rally may worsen racial unrest, spread of coronavirus
When President Donald Trump takes the stage at his first rally in three months on Saturday night, the scene in Tulsa, Oklahoma, will be familiar: A large venue filled with ardent supporters wearing "Keep America Great" hats and T-shirts.

Reuters Politics
Jun 17, 2020

U.S. Senate Republicans ready police reform bill to rival Democrats
Police reforms will take center stage in Congress on Wednesday as Senate Republicans unveil their effort to address racial disparities in law enforcement and Democrats in the House of Representatives advance their own, more sweeping proposal.

Reuters Politics
Jun 17, 2020

Biden opens 13-point advantage as Trump popularity drops to seven-month low: Reuters/Ipsos poll
Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden has opened up a 13-point lead over President Donald Trump - the widest margin this year - according to the latest Reuters/Ipsos poll as Americans grow more critical of Trump over the coronavirus pandemic and protests against police brutality.

Reuters Politics
Jun 16, 2020

Pence says campaign looking at other venues for Trump Tulsa rally
Officials are considering other venues in Tulsa, Oklahoma, for President Donald Trump's first campaign rally since the coronavirus shutdown, Vice President Mike Pence said on Tuesday, as virus cases climb in Oklahoma and other states.

Reuters Politics
Jun 16, 2020

Facebook closes political ads loophole ahead of U.S. presidential election
Facebook Inc said on Tuesday it would affix labels to political ads shared by users on their own feeds, closing what critics have said for years was a glaring loophole in the company's election transparency measures.

Reuters Politics
Jun 16, 2020

Pentagon official who questioned Ukraine aid freeze resigns
Pentagon Comptroller Elaine McCusker, who was reported to have questioned the suspension of U.S. military aid to Ukraine, a key element in the inquiry leading to President Donald Trump's impeachment, resigned on Tuesday, Defense Secretary Mark Esper said.

Reuters Politics
Jun 16, 2020

U.S. sues ex-Trump adviser Bolton to block book publication
The United States on Tuesday sued former national security adviser John Bolton, seeking to block him from publishing a book about his time in the White House that it said contained classified information and would compromise national security.

Reuters Politics
Jun 16, 2020

Senate bill aims to improve aircraft certification after 737 MAX crashes
U.S. senators introduced legislation on Tuesday that would strengthen FAA oversight of aircraft certification following fatal Boeing Co 737 MAX crashes, though a victim's father said the bill, while a positive step, "still lacks teeth."

Reuters Politics
Jun 16, 2020

U.S. sues former Trump adviser Bolton to block book publication
The United States on Tuesday sued former national security adviser John Bolton, seeking to block him from publishing a book about his time in the White House that it said contained classified information and would compromise national security.

Reuters Politics
Jun 16, 2020

Texas Democrats ask Supreme Court to expand mail-in voting
The Texas Democratic Party said on Tuesday it asked the U.S. Supreme Court to accept its case seeking to expand vote-by-mail in the state ahead of this year's elections, saying the coronavirus pandemic is likely to discourage turnout at the polls.

Reuters Politics
Jun 16, 2020

U.S senators introduce bill to reform aircraft certification after 737 MAX crashes
A bipartisan group of U.S. senators introduced a bill on Tuesday to reform aircraft certification following two fatal Boeing Co 737 MAX crashes, lawmakers said in a statement.

Reuters Politics
Jun 16, 2020

Trump signs order on police reform after weeks of protests about racial injustice
President Donald Trump, facing criticism that his policies and inflammatory rhetoric have aggravated a racial divide in the United States, signed an order on Tuesday that he said would reform police practices while maintaining "law and order."

Reuters Politics
Jun 16, 2020

McConnell says Democrats' policing bill 'going nowhere' in Senate
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said on Tuesday a police reform bill put forward by House Democrats would not succeed in the Republican-led Senate.

Reuters Politics
Jun 16, 2020

Senators introduce aviation safety bill to reform certification after 737 MAX crashes
U.S. lawmakers introduced a bipartisan bill on Tuesday that would reform aircraft certification following two fatal Boeing Co 737 MAX crashes, Senators Roger Wicker and Maria Cantwell said in a joint statement accompanying the proposal.

Reuters Politics
Jun 16, 2020

House panel to hold election-security hearing with Facebook, Google, Twitter
Top officials from Facebook Inc, Alphabet Inc's Google and Twitter Inc will appear before U.S. lawmakers on Thursday at a hearing on foreign influence and election security, the House of Representatives Intelligence Committee announced on Tuesday.

Reuters Politics
Jun 16, 2020

Trump says he met with families of victims of recent police violence
U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday said he met with the relatives of victims of recent police and other violence, including the family of Ahmaud Arbery, the unarmed black Georgia man who was killed while jogging in February.

Reuters Politics
Jun 16, 2020

Trump to sign order on police reform after weeks of protests about racial injustice
U.S. President Donald Trump, facing criticism that his policies and inflammatory rhetoric have aggravated the country's racial divide, will sign an executive order on Tuesday that seeks to improve how police officers treat African Americans.

Reuters Politics
Jun 16, 2020

U.S. Justice Dept. employees to testify about political meddling, House panel says
Two Justice Department employees will testify to Congress next week about political influence on law enforcement activity, including one who worked on Special Counsel Robert Mueller's Russia probe, the Democratic-controlled panel said on Tuesday.

Reuters Politics
Jun 16, 2020

Liberal groups warn Biden: Do more on policing reform or risk losing black support
More than 50 liberal groups have signed a letter to Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden, warning he could lose black voters' support unless he commits to more transformative policing reforms.

Reuters Politics
Jun 16, 2020

Pence says looking at other venues for Trump Tulsa rally
Officials are considering other venues in Tulsa, Oklahoma, for President Donald Trump's first campaign rally since the coronavirus shutdown, Vice President Mike Pence said on Tuesday, as virus cases climb in Oklahoma and other states.

Reuters Politics
Jun 16, 2020

Rep. Ilhan Omar's father dies due to coronavirus
Father of Somalia-born U.S. Representative Ilhan Omar died on Monday night of complications from the novel coronavirus, local media reported.

Reuters Politics
Jun 15, 2020

Trump says ex-adviser Bolton will break the law if he publishes book
U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday his former national security adviser John Bolton will have broken the law and face criminal liability if a book he has written about his time in the White House is published.

Reuters Politics
Jun 15, 2020

Ohio set to send all voters absentee ballot applications before presidential election
Ohio has taken the first step toward sending every registered voter in the state an application for an absentee ballot for November's presidential and gubernatorial election, Republican Secretary of State Frank LaRose said Monday.

Reuters Politics
Jun 15, 2020

Next LGBTQ rights legal battle looms after Supreme Court victory
The U.S. Supreme Court's ruling protecting LGBT rights in the workplace sets the stage for another major legal fight over the scope of religious-rights exemptions to certain federal laws that could dilute the landmark decision's impact.

Reuters Politics
Jun 15, 2020

U.S. presidential candidate Biden scores best fundraising month ever in May
Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden and the Democratic National Committee jointly raised $80.8 million in May, the Biden campaign said on Monday, the most the campaign has collected in any month.

Reuters Politics
Jun 15, 2020

Trump says U.S. to pull some troops from Germany over NATO spending feud
President Donald Trump said on Monday he would cut the number of U.S. troops in Germany to 25,000, faulting the close U.S. ally for failing to meet NATO's defense spending target and accusing it of taking advantage of America on trade.

Reuters Politics
Jun 15, 2020

Trump to sign police reform executive order on Tuesday
U.S. President Donald Trump will sign an executive order on Tuesday that will seek to improve how police officers treat African Americans and others by improving credentialing, training and mental health resources, administration officials said.

Reuters Politics
Jun 15, 2020

Trump order on police reform would use financial incentives
An executive order on police reform U.S. President Donald Trump will sign on Tuesday following nationwide protests against police brutality and racism would seek to use financial incentives to encourage police departments to adhere to best practices, a senior administration official said on Monday.

Reuters Politics
Jun 15, 2020

Trump says U.S. pulling some soldiers out of Germany over NATO spending feud
President Donald Trump said on Monday the United States would cut the number of U.S. troops deployed in Germany to 25,000, a reduction of about 9,500, in a move likely to upset both his fellow Republicans in Congress and NATO allies.

Reuters Politics
Jun 15, 2020

U.S. troops are in Europe to defend transatlantic security, German ambassador says
U.S. troops are in Europe to defend transatlantic security and to help project U.S. power further afield, German Ambassador Emily Haber said on Monday after President Donald Trump announced plans to cut U.S. troop levels there to 25,000.

Reuters Politics
Jun 15, 2020

Trump says U.S. pulling some soldiers out of Germany
President Donald Trump said on Monday the United States would bring down the number of troops it stations in Germany to 25,000, a cut of roughly 9,500 that is likely to upset both his fellow Republicans in Congress and U.S. NATO allies.

Reuters Politics
Jun 15, 2020

Trump administration is blocking COVID stimulus oversight: government watchdog letter
The Trump administration is hindering oversight of over $1 trillion in pandemic stimulus funds, according to a watchdog group tasked by Congress to detect fraud and misuse of federal aid aimed at mitigating economic fallout from coronavirus.

Reuters Politics
Jun 15, 2020

Editors at U.S. government's Voice of America resign as Trump appointee arrives
The top two directors at Voice of America resigned on Monday, just as President Donald Trump's appointee began his role as chief executive of the parent organization of the U.S. government-run international broadcaster.

Reuters Politics
Jun 15, 2020

Trump says ex-adviser Bolton breaks law if he publishes book
U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday his former national security adviser John Bolton will have broken the law if a book he has written is published.

Reuters Politics
Jun 15, 2020

Trump says he will sign police reform executive order on Tuesday
U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday he will sign an executive order on police reform and hold a news conference on Tuesday, after several weeks of nationwide protests sparked by the death of African-American George Floyd while in police custody in Minneapolis.

Reuters Politics
Jun 15, 2020

U.S. Supreme Court turns away 10 gun rights cases
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to take up a series of cases seeking to expand gun rights, showing that even with its conservative majority it remains hesitant about wading into the contentious issue.

Reuters Politics
Jun 15, 2020

House member Rice, family members test positive for COVID-19
U.S. Representative Tom Rice, a Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives, said on Monday he, his wife and his son had all contracted COVID-19, the illness caused by the novel coronavirus.

Reuters Politics
Jun 15, 2020

Presidential candidate Biden, Democratic Party raise $81 million in May
Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden and the Democratic National Committee jointly raised $80.8 million in May, the Biden campaign said on Monday, the campaign's largest monthly sum of the presidential race.

Reuters Politics
Jun 15, 2020

Trump campaign to give Tulsa rally-goers masks, fever checks
People attending President Donald Trump's campaign rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma, on Saturday will receive temperature checks, masks and hand sanitizer before entering the arena, the Republican president's campaign said.

Reuters Politics
Jun 15, 2020

Biden lands Planned Parenthood endorsement in U.S. presidential race
The political advocacy arm of reproductive-services provider Planned Parenthood on Monday endorsed Democrat Joe Biden for U.S. president, calling his race against Republican President Donald Trump a "fight for our country's very survival."

Reuters Politics
Jun 15, 2020

U.S. Supreme Court declines to hear gun rights cases
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to take up a series of new cases seeking to expand gun rights.

Reuters Politics
Jun 15, 2020

U.S. Supreme Court snubs Trump on challenge to California 'sanctuary' laws
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday handed President Donald Trump a defeat in his legal showdown with the most-populous U.S. state, declining to hear his administration's challenge to "sanctuary" laws in California that protect immigrants from deportation.

Reuters Politics
Jun 15, 2020

Exclusive: U.S. senators ask Pentagon if $1 billion in Afghan aid was cut
Two Democratic senators on Monday asked U.S. Defense Secretary Mike Esper what happened to $1 billion in aid for Afghanistan the Trump administration said it would cut nearly three months ago, according to a letter reviewed by Reuters.

Reuters Politics
Jun 15, 2020

Exclusive: U.S. Democratic Party irked by council's 'insurgent' climate plan - sources
The Democratic National Committee's council on climate change irked party leadership when it published policy recommendations this month that ventured beyond presidential candidate Joe Biden's plan, according to three people familiar with the matter.

Reuters Politics
Jun 14, 2020

Trump economic adviser urges wearing of masks at Tulsa rally
People attending U.S. President Donald Trump's campaign rally in Oklahoma this week should wear masks, a White House adviser said on Sunday, as health experts cautioned against large gatherings such as political rallies during the coronavirus pandemic.

Reuters Politics
Jun 13, 2020

Trump pushes Tulsa rally back by a day to 'honor' emancipation holiday
President Donald Trump has bowed to pressure over an election rally scheduled to take place in Tulsa, Oklahoma, on the "Juneteenth" anniversary that commemorates the end of U.S. slavery, and said he was pushing the event back by a day.

Reuters Politics
Jun 13, 2020

William S. Sessions, former FBI director, dies at 90: media
William S. Sessions, an FBI chief under three U.S. presidents who won praise for bringing more diversity to the agency but who was fired after being investigated for ethical lapses, died Friday aged 90, U.S. media reported.

Reuters Politics
Jun 13, 2020

Trump shifts date of Oklahoma rally to 'respect' emancipation holiday
U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday he would shift the date of an Oklahoma rally from June 19th, the date of the "Juneteenth" holiday, to June 20th out of respect for a day commemorating the end of U.S. slavery.

Reuters Politics
Jun 13, 2020

Trump moves Oklahoma political rally date from African-American holiday: tweet
U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday he would shift the date of an Oklahoma rally from June 19th, the date of the "Juneteenth" African-American freedom day, to June 20th out of respect for the holiday marking the emancipation of slaves in Texas.

Reuters Politics
Jun 12, 2020

U.S. health agency reverses Obamacare transgender protections
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services issued a rule on Friday that would lift anti-discrimination protections under Obamacare for transgender people and women seeking abortions.

Reuters Politics
Jun 12, 2020

Republican congressman's gay wedding role draws challenge at parking lot convention
U.S. Representative Denver Riggleman, who drew criticism from some fellow Virginia Republicans after presiding at a gay wedding last year, faces a primary challenge on Saturday at a drive-through nominating convention being held in a church parking lot.

Reuters Politics
Jun 12, 2020

Trump defends holding first rally in months on Juneteenth in Tulsa
Amid protests against racial injustice, President Donald Trump is defending his decision to schedule his first campaign rally in months on a day commemorating the end of U.S. slavery and in Tulsa, Oklahoma, a city where white mobs massacred African-Americans a century ago.

Reuters Politics
Jun 12, 2020

Trump says police generally should not use choke holds
U.S. President Donald Trump said in an interview aired on Friday it would be a good thing if police use of choke holds was ended in most instances, although he suggested their use would be understandable in situations where an officer was in danger.

Reuters Politics
Jun 12, 2020

Zoom hits political turbulence in Washington, Beijing; lobbyists ready
Zoom Video Communications, whose remote meeting app made the obscure California company a hub for global communications during the coronavirus pandemic, now finds itself fighting political battles in Washington and Beijing.

Reuters Politics
Jun 12, 2020

New York City oversight bill to force police to detail surveillance tools
New York politicians are expected to vote next week to force the city's police force to divulge the surveillance technology it uses, one of many reforms of law enforcement being considered across the United States.

Reuters Politics
Jun 12, 2020

Kentucky to remove statue of Confederate leader Jefferson Davis from Capitol
Kentucky on Friday agreed to remove a statue of Confederate President Jefferson Davis from its State Capitol building, the latest action in a renewed drive to take down such monuments in the wake of nationwide protests for racial justice.

Reuters Politics
Jun 12, 2020

Ex-White House adviser Bolton has book 'Donald Trump doesn't want you to read'
Former White House national security adviser John Bolton has written a book that provides an insider account of President Donald Trump's "inconsistent, scattershot decision-making process," his publisher said on Friday.

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