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Pelosi accuses Barr of 'crime' as Democrats step up pressure on Trump

 (Reuters) - Congressional Democrats stepped up pressure on President Donald Trump's administration on Thursday as U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi accused Attorney General William Barr of committing a crime and an influential committee chairman threatened to hold Barr in...

Thursday, May 2, 2019, 4:07 PM

Trump foe Michael Avenatti to face fraud charges in California courtroom

(Reuters) - Michael Avenatti, the combative lawyer known for his battles with U.S. President Donald Trump, was set to appear in a Santa Ana, California, courtroom on Monday toface criminal charges including fraud...

Monday, April 29, 2019, 1:25 PM

U.S. federal judge to block Trump's new abortion rule: media, activists

(Reuters) - A federal judge in the U.S. state of Oregon will block a move by the Trump administration to cut off federal money to family planning clinics that offer abortion or refer women to abortion providers, activists and media reports said late on Tuesday. President Donald Trump's new Title X...

Wednesday, April 24, 2019, 2:22 PM

Minorities, older adults boost Biden atop 2020 Democratic field: Reuters/Ipsos poll

Former Vice President Joe Biden, expected to declare his run for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination on Thursday, leads all other candidates in the race and draws his strongest levels of support from minorities and older adults, according to a new Reuters/Ipsos public opinion poll. The...

Wednesday, April 24, 2019, 2:07 PM

Contradicting Constitution, Trump vows Supreme Court fight over impeachment

(Reuters) - President Donald Trump vowed on Wednesday to fight all the way to the Supreme Court against any effort by congressional Democrats to impeach him, even though the U.S. Constitution gives Congress complete authority over the ...

Wednesday, April 24, 2019, 1:59 PM

Trump says Islamic State no longer holds any territory in Syria

PALM SPRINGS, Fla. (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday that U.S.-backed forces had dislodged the Islamic State militant group from its last holdout in Syria. “Here’s ISIS on Election Day. And here’s ISIS right now,” Trump said, using the acronym for the group, as he displayed a...

Friday, March 22, 2019, 1:49 PM

Democrat O'Rourke tops field, raising $6.1 million on day one of presidential campaign

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democrat Beto O'Rourke raised more than $6.1 million in the first day after declaring his candidacy for his party's 2020 presidential nomination last week, his campaign said on Monday, highlighting his fundraising prowess in a crowded field. His fundraising puts him at the...

Monday, March 18, 2019, 9:55 AM

U.S. Democrats pick Milwaukee for 2020 presidential convention

(Reuters) - The Democratic Party on Monday picked Milwaukee, Wisconsin, to host the 2020 nominating convention to formally select its candidate for U.S. president, four years after Hillary Clinton narrowly lost the Midwestern state to Republican Donald Trump. Clinton, who did not campaign in...

Monday, March 11, 2019, 2:55 PM

Trump's top communications aide Shine moves to re-election campaign

By Roberta Rampton and Jeff Mason WASHINGTON (Reuters) - White House Communications Director Bill Shine has resigned as Donald Trump's top White House communications aide and will move to work on the U.S. president's 2020 re-election campaign, the White House said on Friday. Shine, a former Fox...

Friday, March 8, 2019, 1:14 PM

Democrats launch 10-year 'Green New Deal' for clean energy

By Valerie Volcovici WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Rising Democratic star Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Democratic Senator Ed Markey on Thursday laid out the goals of a Green New Deal to achieve net-zero greenhouse gas emissions in 10 years, setting a...

Thursday, February 7, 2019, 9:20 AM

Trump tells lawmakers: Don't waste your time, deal needs wall

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican and Democratic members of Congress will open negotiations on Wednesday in search of a deal to fund the government and address border security, including the construction of a wall demanded by U.S. President Donald Trump. The...

Wednesday, January 30, 2019, 9:38 AM

Trump to give State of Union on Feb. 5

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi have agreed Trump will give the annual State of the Union address on Feb. 5, following her postponement of the event from Jan. 29 because of the partial government shutdown, a spokesman for...

Monday, January 28, 2019, 5:52 PM

Michael Cohen to testify at closed House hearing on Feb. 8: panel chair

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump's former lawyer Michael Cohen will testify on Feb. 8 at a closed hearing of the U.S. House of Representatives Intelligence Committee, the panel's chairman said on Monday. Cohen, who is set to go to prison in...

Monday, January 28, 2019, 5:39 PM

U.S. government reopens with clock running on funding talks

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. government reopened on Monday with about 800,000 federal workers returning after a 35-day shutdown as lawmakers geared up for talks to avoid another standoff before funding runs out again in three weeks. The longest...

Monday, January 28, 2019, 8:41 AM

Trump delays State of the Union Address until shutdown ends

By Richard Cowan and John Whitesides WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said in a late night Tweet on Wednesday that he would delay a State of the Union address until the government shutdown was over, responding to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's move to obstruct his...

Thursday, January 24, 2019, 9:35 AM

U.S. agents fire tear gas into Mexico at 'violent mob' near border

TIJUANA, Mexico (Reuters) - U.S. border agents launched tear gas into Mexico early on Tuesday to deter a group of migrants that one official called "a violent mob" from crossing over from Tijuana, according to a Reuters witness and the U.S. government. Clouds of the noxious gas could...

Wednesday, January 2, 2019, 1:27 AM

Trump says he will stand by Saudi Arabia despite Khashoggi murder

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump vowed on Tuesday to remain a "steadfast partner" of Saudi Arabia despite saying that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman may have known about the plan to murder dissident journalist...

Tuesday, November 20, 2018, 3:09 PM

U.S. appeals court rules against Trump on DACA immigration program

By Tom Hals (Reuters) - A U.S. appeals court in California ruled on Thursday that President Donald Trump's administration must continue a program begun under former President Barack Obama that protects hundreds of thousands of immigrants who were brought into the country illegally as children...

Thursday, November 8, 2018, 5:02 PM

Blasted by Trump over Russia probe, Sessions out as attorney general

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions was fired on Wednesday after unrelenting criticism from President Donald Trump over his recusal from an investigation into Russia's role in the 2016 presidential race. Sessions' departure was widely expected to come soon after Tuesday's congressional...

Wednesday, November 7, 2018, 3:27 PM

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