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SEC chair to face grilling from Senate panel over cyber breach

By Michelle Price and Pete Schroeder WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The chairman of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission is expected to be grilled by Congress on Tuesday over a 2016 hack of the regulator's corporate filing system that has shaken investor...

Tuesday, September 26, 2017, 12:17 AM

House panel probing private email use by White House aides

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. House of Representatives committee asked the White House on Monday for information about a media report that senior officials used private email accounts for government business. The request by the Republican and...

Monday, September 25, 2017, 10:29 PM

Trump ally Stone flatly rejects allegations of Russia collusion

By Patricia Zengerle WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. political consultant Roger Stone, a longtime ally of President Donald Trump, flatly rejected on Monday all allegations of collusion between the president's associates and Russia during the 2016 U.S. election...

Monday, September 25, 2017, 10:29 PM

Thailand prime minister to visit White House on October 3

WASHINGTON/BANGKOK (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump will meet with Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha at the White House on Oct. 3, the White House said in a statement. "The President and Prime Minister will discuss ways to strengthen and broaden...

Monday, September 25, 2017, 10:29 PM

Cowboys, Cardinals link arms amid anthem protests

By Katherine Davis-Young PHOENIX (Reuters) - Two National Football League teams largely steered clear of a controversy over national anthem protests that have ensnared U.S. President Donald Trump and threatened to damage the game's...

Monday, September 25, 2017, 10:29 PM

Obamacare repeal on the ropes as pivotal Republican rebuffs Trump

By Susan Cornwell and Yasmeen Abutaleb WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Senator Susan Collins rebuffed intense lobbying from fellow Republicans and the promise of money for her state in...

Monday, September 25, 2017, 1:07 AM

Trump slaps travel restrictions on North Korea, Venezuela in sweeping new ban

By Jeff Mason and Phil Stewart WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump on Sunday slapped new travel restrictions on citizens from...

Sunday, September 24, 2017, 8:43 PM

Trump weighs replacement to travel ban

By James Oliphant SOMERSET, N.J. (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Sunday was considering a replacement to his executive order temporarily barring travel to the United States from several majority-Muslim countries. The...

Sunday, September 24, 2017, 6:39 PM

Kushner used private email account for White House business: Politico

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump's son-in-law and close adviser, Jared Kushner, has used a private email account alongside his official White House account to exchange messages with other administration officials, Politico reported on Sunday....

Sunday, September 24, 2017, 5:31 PM

Trump aide Greenblatt returning to Israel for peace talks: official

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump's Middle East peace negotiator, Jason Greenblatt, is returning to Israel to "continue the peace track" after the president met with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas last week in...

Sunday, September 24, 2017, 4:47 PM

U.S. Senate opposition to Obamacare repeal bill grows

By Richard Cowan WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A proposal by U.S. Republicans to repeal and replace the Obamacare health insurance program suffered serious new setbacks within the party on Sunday, when Senator Ted Cruz expressed his opposition and Senator...

Sunday, September 24, 2017, 9:26 AM

Internet giants, once above the fray, on the defensive in Washington

By Dustin Volz WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Internet giants, including Alphabet's Google <GOOGL.O> and Facebook <FB.O>, are moving to compromise on several major policy issues as they adjust to an abrupt shift in the political winds in...

Sunday, September 24, 2017, 7:10 AM

Despite undiplomatic discourse, Trump's dance card is full

By Arshad Mohammed and Michelle Nichols UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - A subtle diplomat like Talleyrand, Donald Trump is not. The U.S. president, in his first foray at the U.N. General Assembly, derided North Korean leader Kim Jong Un as a "rocket...

Saturday, September 23, 2017, 7:51 PM

Trump renews clash with U.S. sports world

By Barbara Goldberg and James Oliphant SOMERSET, N.J. (Reuters) - President Donald Trump renewed his spat with the sports world on Sunday, again calling for National Football League owners to fire players who protest during the U.S. national...

Saturday, September 23, 2017, 1:00 PM

Trump pressures U.S. senators to back Republican healthcare bill

By Amanda Becker WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Saturday blasted Senator John McCain for dealing a possibly fatal blow to the latest Republican attempt to dismantle Obamacare. According to a new independent...

Saturday, September 23, 2017, 12:46 PM

Trump, Republicans to showcase tax cut for businesses

By David Morgan WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump and top Republicans in Congress are about to show how aggressively they intend to cut the corporate tax rate, while trying to avoid the appearance of favoring the wealthy...

Friday, September 22, 2017, 9:28 PM

Wisconsin, Ohio, California among states targeted by Russian hackers in 2016 race

By David Shepardson and Dustin Volz WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Wisconsin, Ohio, California and 10 other states said on Friday they were among 21 states that Russian government hackers targeted in an effort to sway the 2016 presidential...

Friday, September 22, 2017, 9:28 PM

Despite tensions, U.S. sees value in New START treaty with Russia

By Phil Stewart WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States sees value in the New START arms control treaty with Russia, despite Washington's concerns about Moscow's track record on arms control and other issues, senior U.S. officials said on Friday...

Friday, September 22, 2017, 9:28 PM

Health Secretary Price's use of private jets under review

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Health Secretary Tom Price's use of private jets for government travel was under investigation on Friday after an internal watchdog agreed to review the issue following calls by Democrats for a probe. Department of Health and...

Friday, September 22, 2017, 2:37 PM

Senator McCain to vote against Obamacare repeal: statement

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Senator John McCain said on Friday that he would vote against a new Republican bill to dismantle Obamacare if it is brought onto the Senate floor next week, in a new setback for the proposal. "I cannot in good conscience vote for...

Friday, September 22, 2017, 2:13 PM