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U.S. to review energy royalty rates on federal land

By Valerie Volcovici WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Interior Department said on Wednesday that it would form a new committee to review royalty rates collected from oil and gas drilling, coal mining and renewable energy production on federal lands to ensure...

Wednesday, March 29, 2017 - 1:16pm

House speaker tells Trump healthcare bill lacks votes: CNN

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan told President Donald Trump on Friday that there are not enough votes to pass Republicans' healthcare bill, CNN reported, citing a Republican source. Ryan, at a meeting with Trump at the White House, is seeking...

Friday, March 24, 2017 - 10:51pm

Health care scramble writes new chapter in Trump's 'Art of the Deal'

In the middle of a confused three-day scramble by U.S. Republicans to save their plan to dismantle Obamacare, President Donald Trump telephoned a former small-town sandwich shop owner from the North Carolina mountains on Wednesday afternoon.Rep. Mark Meadows took the call during a meeting of the...

Friday, March 24, 2017 - 3:39pm

Congress investigates links between Trump and Russia

Republican congressional leaders have refused Democrats' calls for a special prosecutor or select committee to investigate possible links between President Donald Trump's campaign and Russia, saying investigations by congressional committees are sufficient.Intelligence agencies said in January that...

Friday, March 17, 2017 - 6:00pm

Ethics office concerned about White House not disciplining Conway

The head of a U.S. government ethics watchdog said on Thursday he was concerned about the White House decision not to discipline presidential adviser Kellyanne Conway after she publicly endorsed a clothing and jewelry line sold by President Donald Trump's daughter Ivanka Trump."Not taking...

Thursday, March 9, 2017 - 8:31pm

Democrats ask White House about Trump son-in-law's potential conflicts

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Three Democratic lawmakers questioned the White House on Wednesday over its handling of U.S. President Donald Trump's son-in-law's potential conflicts of interest now that he is serving as an official adviser. Jared Kushner, a real estate...

Thursday, March 9, 2017 - 12:57am

Trump fans stage series of small rallies across US

Supporters of President Donald Trump held a second day of small rallies on Saturday in communities around the country, a counterpoint to a wave of protests that have taken place since his election in November.Organizers of the so-called Spirit of America rallies in at least 28 of the country's 50...

Saturday, March 4, 2017 - 2:40pm

Behind scenes, Ivanka encouraged Trump’s change of tone: sources

By Steve Holland and John Walcott WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Behind the scenes at the White House, U.S. President Donald Trump's daughter Ivanka was a key advocate for the more measured, less combative tone he struck in his speech to a joint session of Congress on...

Wednesday, March 1, 2017 - 8:01pm

Kellyanne Conway 'inadvertently' plugged Ivanka products: White House

The White House told a government watchdog agency that Kellyanne Conway, a senior aide to President Donald Trump, acted "inadvertently" when she publicly endorsed the clothing and jewelry line of Trump's daughter, Ivanka, according to a letter the administration released on Wednesday.Conway came...

Wednesday, March 1, 2017 - 2:18pm

Commerce secretary says Trump did not endorse border tax plan

New Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said President Donald Trump did not endorse a proposed border tax system in his first speech to Congress on Tuesday, despite a vow to level the tax playing field for U.S. companies that export.Ross, speaking to reporters after the speech, said that Trump was...

Wednesday, March 1, 2017 - 12:18am

Trump supporters praise softer tone in address to Congress

While President Donald Trump tried to win over skeptics in Congress on Tuesday, he never had to worry about losing the faithful at the Quaker Steak and Lube.About two dozen fans of the 45th president gathered at the bar and restaurant in Clearwater, Florida, still committed to Trump despite the...

Tuesday, February 28, 2017 - 10:46pm

Penguin Random House lands book deal with Obamas

(Reuters) - Penguin Random House has landed a deal to publish two forthcoming books by former U.S. President Barack Obama and the former first lady, Michelle Obama, with one volume to be written by each, the publishing company said on Tuesday. Terms of the...

Tuesday, February 28, 2017 - 10:05pm

Trump administration would ignore WTO rulings it sees as anti-U.S.: FT

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump's administration is preparing to ignore any rulings by the World Trade Organization that it sees as an affront to U.S. sovereignty, the Financial Times reported on Tuesday, citing a report prepared by officials...

Tuesday, February 28, 2017 - 10:05pm

Trump mulling immigration bill with pathway to legal status: CNN

President Donald Trump is considering introducing legislation to provide a pathway to legal status, but not immediately to citizenship, for illegal immigrants in the United States, CNN reported on Tuesday, citing a senior White House official.CNN said the president thinks a comprehensive...

Tuesday, February 28, 2017 - 3:13pm

Trump plan to slash State, foreign aid spending has foes in Congress

By Patricia Zengerle WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump's proposal to slash funding for the State Department and foreign aid faces stiff opposition in Congress, which must pass any spending plan, not just from Democrats, but also from many of his...

Tuesday, February 28, 2017 - 3:13pm

Trump intelligence nominee supports probes on Russian interference

By Patricia Zengerle WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump's nominee to be the director of national intelligence pledged on Tuesday to support thorough investigation of any Russian efforts to influence the 2016 presidential election, seeking...

Tuesday, February 28, 2017 - 2:54pm

Countering anti-Trump protests, president's fans stage rallies

By David Beasley ATLANTA (Reuters) - Supporters of U.S. President Donald Trump rallied in communities across the country on Monday, partly as a rebuttal to anti-Trump protests that have taken place since his election in November...

Monday, February 27, 2017 - 7:09am

Ohio's John Kasich, former Trump rival, visits White House

By Steve Holland WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Ohio Governor John Kasich worked to repair his strained ties with Republican President Donald Trump on Friday with a visit to the White House, where he compared his situation to being on an airplane and rooting for the...

Friday, February 24, 2017 - 3:44pm

Europe dodges Trump's defense spending ultimatum

President Donald Trump sent top U.S. officials to Europe with a familiar warning from Washington that allies must spend more on defense, this time with the ultimatum "or else".But Europeans have tried to deflect the threats with the argument that a commitment to security is not just about spending...

Tuesday, February 21, 2017 - 8:17am

Trump says sought Flynn's resignation over statements to Pence

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump said on Thursday that he asked for the resignation of former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn because he was not happy with the way he had communicated information to Vice President Mike Pence. "I don't think...

Thursday, February 16, 2017 - 1:38pm