Politics

U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) addresses her weekly news conference with Capitol Hill reporters at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, U.S., June 18, 2020. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst/ WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Thursday urged the Senate to take up legislation previously passed by the Democratic-led House in support of so-called “Dreamers”
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FILE PHOTO: Senator Rob Portman (R-OH) walks to the Senate Chamber as the impeachment trial of U.S. President Donald Trump continues in Washington, U.S., January 27, 2020. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts (Reuters) – A bipartisan group of U.S. senators unveiled legislation on Thursday aimed at protecting research and innovation on U.S. campuses and prevent suspected theft of
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – In a withering behind-the-scenes portrayal, President Donald Trump’s former national security adviser John Bolton accused him of sweeping misdeeds that included explicitly seeking Chinese President Xi Jinping’s help to win re-election. Bolton, a longtime foreign policy hawk who Trump fired in September over policy differences, also said that the U.S. president had
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DARBY, Pennsylvania (Reuters) – Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden on Wednesday accused President Donald Trump of “surrendering” to the coronavirus pandemic and failing to stay prepared for a resurgence that could put a U.S. economic recovery at risk. “American people sacrificed so much to fight this virus… we may lose some the progress we’ve begun
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Two Justice Department employees will testify to Congress next week about political influence on law enforcement activity, including one who worked on Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia probe, the Democratic-controlled panel said on Tuesday. House of Representatives Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler said the two career employees, John Elias and Aaron Zelinsky,
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump will sign an executive order on Tuesday that will seek to improve how police officers treat African Americans and others by improving credentialing, training and mental health resources, administration officials said. FILE PHOTO – U.S. President Donald Trump walks on the South Lawn of the White House upon
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Democratic National Committee’s council on climate change irked party leadership when it published policy recommendations this month that ventured beyond presidential candidate Joe Biden’s plan, according to three people familiar with the matter. FILE PHOTO: Democratic U.S. presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden speaks at a campaign event devoted
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OAKLAND, Calif. (Reuters) – Protests over the death of George Floyd while in Minneapolis police custody have prompted government and police officials across the United States to enact or propose changes aimed at showing demonstrators that their concerns about police brutality and racism are being heard. Demonstrators protest against racial inequality in the aftermath of
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – People attending U.S. President Donald Trump’s campaign rally in Oklahoma this week should wear masks, a White House adviser said on Sunday, as health experts cautioned against large gatherings such as political rallies during the coronavirus pandemic. FILE PHOTO: Aides wearing masks stand behind White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow as he
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services issued a rule on Friday that would lift anti-discrimination protections under Obamacare for transgender people and women seeking abortions, drawing condemnation from Democratic lawmakers. The rule reverses some provisions of the Affordable Care Act passed during President Barack Obama’s administration, also known as Obamacare,
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A U.S. appeals court on Friday appeared skeptical of the Justice Department’s unprecedented effort to drop a criminal case against President Donald Trump’s former adviser Michael Flynn, signaling no quick end to the politically charged prosecution. FILE PHOTO: Former U.S. national security adviser Michael Flynn departs U.S. District Court In Washington, U.S.,
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – With the number of U.S. coronavirus cases now topping 2 million, Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden on Thursday blasted anew President Donald Trump’s handling of the pandemic, saying Trump “still refuses to take the virus seriously.” Democratic U.S. presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden attends a campaign event devoted to
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(Reuters) – The U.S. government’s top advocate before the Supreme Court, Noel Francisco, who defended President Donald Trump’s policies, including the travel ban on people from mainly Muslim countries, is expected to resign, according to a person familiar with his plans. FILE PHOTO: Current U.S. Solicitor General Noel Francisco departs the U.S. Supreme Court after
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White House Press Secretary Kayleigh speaks to reporters at the White House in Washington, U.S., June 10, 2020. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The White House said on Wednesday it was putting the finishing touches on proposals to reform the police following George Floyd’s killing while in police custody, but warned that reducing immunity for
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HOUSTON (Reuters) – George Floyd, a black man whose death under the knee of a white police officer roused worldwide protests against racial injustice, was memorialized at his funeral on Tuesday as “an ordinary brother” transformed by fate into the “cornerstone of a movement.” During a four-hour service broadcast live on every major U.S. television
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