Politics

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives on Monday released plans for a second round of tax cuts, which follow comprehensive tax legislation enacted in December. FILE PHOTO: The U.S. Capitol Building is lit at sunset in Washington, U.S., December 20, 2016. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts/File Photo The three pieces of legislation proposed by
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Representative Ron DeSantis, a Republican in a close race for governor of Florida, on Monday notified House of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan that he was resigning immediately from Congress. FILE PHOTO: Republican Florida governor candidate Ron DeSantis speaks during a Make America Great Again Rally at the Florida State Fairgrounds in
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States on Monday will adopt an aggressive posture against the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague, threatening sanctions against its judges if they proceed with an investigation into alleged war crimes committed by Americans in Afghanistan. FILE PHOTO: The entrance of the International Criminal Court (ICC) is seen in
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ROME (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump is facing a “coup”, former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon told Reuters, pointing to an anonymous column in the New York Times detailing resistance within the Trump administration. FILE PHOTO -August 18, 2017: Steve Bannon, White House chief strategist. REUTERS/Carlos Barria “What you saw the other day
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Canada must end its low-price milk proteins policy to reach a U.S.-Canadian deal to update the North American Free Trade Agreement, U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue said. FILE PHOTO – U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue speaks to Dairy Farmers at Trinity Valley Dairy in Cortland, New York, U.S., August 23, 2018. REUTERS/Shannon
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ABOARD AIR FORCE ONE (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday the United States and Japan have begun discussion over trade, saying that Tokyo “knows it’s a big problem” if an agreement cannot be reached, and that India has also asked to start talks on a trade deal. U.S. President Donald Trump waves
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Brett Kavanaugh, President Donald Trump’s U.S. Supreme Court pick, on Friday appeared on track for Senate confirmation after a contentious four-day hearing in which he avoided any major stumbles even as Democrats tried to derail his nomination. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, asked by conservative host Hugh Hewitt in an MSNBC interview
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A Senate committee on Friday held the final day of its hearing on President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court pick Brett Kavanaugh, with the conservative U.S. appeals court judge appearing to be on course to secure confirmation despite Democratic opposition. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh holds his pocket size United States Constitution during
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Top aides to Donald Trump scrambled on Thursday to deny authorship of an anonymous New York Times opinion column that slammed the U.S. president’s leadership style and described “a quiet resistance” to him within his own administration. By early afternoon, eight senior officials had disavowed the piece, including Vice President Mike Pence,
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(Reuters) – The following statements were posted to the verified personal Twitter account of U.S. President Donald Trump (@realDonaldTrump) U.S. President Donald Trump walks to Marine One while departing the White House in Washington, U.S., September 6, 2018. REUTERS/Chris Wattie The opinions expressed are his own. Reuters has not edited the statements or confirmed their accuracy. @realDonaldTrump
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