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Cuomo cruises to an easy victory in Democratic Primary

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Thursday turned back a challenge from the left by actress and activist Cynthia Nixon in the state's Democratic nominating contest, according to media projections. The win makes Cuomo the heavy favorite headed into the Nov. 6 general election against Republican...

Thursday, September 13, 2018, 10:02 PM

Sen. John McCain dies at 81

Republican U.S. Senator John McCain of Arizona, a former prisoner of war in Vietnam who ran unsuccessfully for president in 2008, died on Saturday at age 81, according to a statement from his office on Saturday night. McCain had been battling glioblastoma, an aggressive form of brain cancer...

Saturday, August 25, 2018, 8:53 PM

Supreme Court upholds Trump's Muslim travel ban, Trump responds

The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday handed Donald Trump one of the biggest victories of his presidency, upholding his travel ban targeting several Muslim-majority countries. The 5-4 ruling, with the court's five conservatives in the majority, ends a fierce fight in the courts over...

Tuesday, June 26, 2018, 10:58 AM

Trump to sign order on family separations at U.S. border

By Roberta Rampton and Steve Holland WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump backed down on Wednesday on an immigration policy that sparked outrage at home and abroad, signing an executive order to end the separation of children from their parents when immigrant families are caught...

Wednesday, June 20, 2018, 4:27 PM

Texas sues Trump administration to end 'Dreamers' program

By Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Texas and six other Republican-governed states on Tuesday sued the Trump administration to try to end a program launched by Democratic former President Barack Obama that protects immigrants brought to the...

Tuesday, May 1, 2018, 10:55 PM

Mueller raises possibility of Trump subpoena: former Trump lawyer

By Karen Freifeld NEW YORK (Reuters) - Special Counsel Robert Mueller, in a meeting with U.S. President Donald Trump's lawyers in March, raised the possibility of issuing a subpoena for Trump if he declines to talk to investigators in the Russia probe, a...

Tuesday, May 1, 2018, 8:25 PM

Trump on Twitter (May 1): Trade Deficit, China, Buhari

The following statements were posted to the verified Twitter accounts of U.S. President Donald Trump, @realDonaldTrump and @POTUS. The opinions expressed are his own. Reuters has not edited the statements or confirmed their accuracy...

Tuesday, May 1, 2018, 7:25 PM

Trump-Russia probe official: Justice Department will not be 'extorted' amid threats

By Sarah N. Lynch WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Rod Rosenstein, the U.S. official overseeing an investigation of ties between President Donald Trump's election team and Russia, warned a group of conservative Republicans on Tuesday that his department would not be...

Tuesday, May 1, 2018, 7:25 PM

Trump says he may visit Jerusalem

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday said he may go to Jerusalem, where the United States is moving its embassy from Tel Aviv later this month after Trump broke with other world powers last year to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital...

Tuesday, May 1, 2018, 2:30 PM

Trump campaign aide Manafort sued by bankruptcy trustee over California property deal

(Reuters) - A bankruptcy trustee has filed a lawsuit against Paul Manafort in California alleging that he falsely claimed he was a creditor owed $2.7 million in a failed real estate deal with his former son-in-law. The lawsuit, filed by trustee Thomas...

Tuesday, May 1, 2018, 12:05 AM

Trump blasts leak of questions he could face in Russia probe

By Karen Freifeld and Sarah N. Lynch NEW YORK/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday criticized the leak of more than 40 questions that Special Counsel Robert Mueller wants to ask him as part of a probe into Russia's alleged...

Monday, April 30, 2018, 11:50 PM

Comey says Mueller should get 'open-ended' interview with Trump

By Sarah N. Lynch WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Former FBI Director James Comey offered some advice on Monday for Special Counsel Robert Mueller: Press President Donald Trump to sit down for a completely "open-ended" interview in the probe of alleged Russian...

Monday, April 30, 2018, 9:50 PM

Trump on Twitter (April 30) - North Korea, Immigration, Fake News

The following statements were posted to the verified Twitter accounts of U.S. President Donald Trump, @realDonaldTrump and @POTUS. The opinions expressed are his own. Reuters has not edited the statements or confirmed their accuracy...

Monday, April 30, 2018, 9:00 PM

U.S. lawmakers seek details from EPA chief on fuel economy rule changes

By Valerie Volcovici WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Two Democratic lawmakers asked Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt on Monday for documents related to proposed changes to vehicle fuel emission standards and California's authority to set its own...

Monday, April 30, 2018, 6:30 PM

Benefit of Trump tax cuts overshadowed by technology and misplaced policies: Milken conference speakers

By Liana B. Baker and Anna Irrera LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The windfall gains from the tax cuts passed by the U.S. Congress in December have brought back "animal spirits" that encourage risk-taking throughout corporate America, according to some of...

Monday, April 30, 2018, 5:50 PM

Canada wants U.S. cooperation in turning back asylum seekers

By Anna Mehler Paperny TORONTO (Reuters) - Canada wants to change a bilateral agreement to allow it to turn back thousands of asylum seekers walking across the border but the United States is not cooperating, according to a Canadian official with knowledge...

Monday, April 30, 2018, 5:35 PM

Trump's nominee to head immigration enforcement agency to retire

By David Shepardson WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump's nominee to head the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) is retiring, the Department of Homeland Security said on Monday, days after Democrats had questioned why the agency still...

Monday, April 30, 2018, 5:30 PM

Senator Rubio says U.S. workers get little benefit from tax reform: report

By Amanda Becker WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican U.S. Senator Marco Rubio, in a move that may undercut his party's message about the recent tax overhaul ahead of the 2018 midterm...

Monday, April 30, 2018, 4:45 PM

House may vote on Dodd-Frank changes in May: majority leader

By Lawrence Delevingne and Katanga Johnson BEVERLY HILLS, Calif./WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. House of Representatives could vote in May on a bill easing bank rules adopted after the 2007-2009 global financial crisis, a leading Republican lawmaker said on...

Monday, April 30, 2018, 4:31 PM

Trump says nixing Iran nuclear deal would not hurt North Korea talks

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday that pulling out of the Iran nuclear deal would not have a negative impact on his upcoming nuclear talks with North Korea, and he said he would be open to negotiating a new nuclear accord with Tehran...

Monday, April 30, 2018, 2:30 PM