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  • Former Trump aide Bannon refuses to comply with House subpoena    (2018-01-16)
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump's former chief strategist Steve Bannon declined on Tuesday to comply with a subpoena ordering him to answer questions from a House intelligence panel about his time at the White House as part of its investigation into allegations of Russian interference in the U.S. election.
  • House Republicans mull funding extension; 'Dreamer' deal not set    (2018-01-16)
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - House Republicans considered on Tuesday a stopgap bill to fund the U.S. government through Feb. 16 to avert a shutdown, but the measure would not include Democrats' demands for protections for young people brought to the United States illegally as children.
  • U.S. House panel to hold hearing on emergency alerts after Hawaii error    (2018-01-16)
    (Reuters) - A U.S. House of Representatives panel said on Tuesday it planned a hearing to review a false missile alert sent in Hawaii over the weekend that stirred panic and anger in the Pacific island state.
  • Trump on Twitter (Jan 16): Border Security, fake news, Kazakhstan    (2018-01-16)
    The following statements were posted to the verified Twitter accounts of U.S. President Donald Trump, @realDonaldTrump and @POTUS.
  • Trump is fit for duty, but should hit the gym: White House doctor    (2018-01-16)
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump passed a test for signs of dementia and is in overall excellent health, but needs to shed weight by cutting calories, fats and carbohydrates and starting a daily exercise routine, the White House physician said on Tuesday.
  • U.S. government shutdown looms amid immigration battle    (2018-01-16)
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Partisan finger-pointing over immigration policy on Tuesday left the U.S. Congress and the White House stumbling closer to a possible federal government shutdown by the end of the week, although Wall Street held out hopes for a deal to prevent that.
  • Special counsel subpoenas former Trump aide Bannon: NYTimes    (2018-01-16)
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump's former chief strategist Steve Bannon has been subpoenaed by Special Counsel Robert Mueller to testify before a grand jury in a probe of alleged ties between Russia and Trump's 2016 presidential campaign, the New York Times reported on Tuesday.
  • 21 states sue to keep net neutrality as Senate Democrats reach 50 votes    (2018-01-16)
    (Reuters) - A group of 21 U.S. state attorneys general filed suit to challenge the Federal Communications Commission's decision to do away with net neutrality on Tuesday while Democrats said they needed just one more vote in the Senate to repeal the FCC ruling.
  • Trump is sharp, but needs to lose weight: White House doctor    (2018-01-16)
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump passed a cognitive test and is in overall excellent health, but needs to lose 10 to 15 pounds (4.5 to 6.8 kg) by eating better and starting to exercise, the White House physician said on Tuesday.
  • Bipartisan immigration plan fell short on border security: White House    (2018-01-16)
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A bipartisan immigration proposal presented to President Donald Trump last week failed to adequately address his priorities, particularly in its level of funding for border security, the White House said on Tuesday.
  • Special counsel subpoenas former Trump aide Bannon: NYT    (2018-01-16)
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump's former chief strategist Steve Bannon has been subpoenaed by Special Counsel Robert Mueller to testify before a grand jury in a probe into alleged ties between Russia and Trump's 2016 presidential campaign, the New York Times reported on Tuesday.
  • U.S. Senate Democrats close to majority in drive to restore net neutrality    (2018-01-16)
    (Reuters) - U.S. Senate Democrats said on Tuesday they had the backing of 50 members of the 100-person chamber to overturn the U.S. Federal Communications Commission’s decision to reverse the Obama administration's net neutrality rules, leaving them just one vote short of a majority.
  • White House doctor says Trump in 'excellent' overall health    (2018-01-16)
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump had a normal score on a cognitive exam and is in excellent health, although he could benefit from a lower-fat diet and more exercise, the White House physician said on Tuesday.
  • 'The Fakeys': Comedians turn tables on Trump's 'fake news' awards    (2018-01-16)
    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Comedian Samantha Bee is campaigning for "Shrillest Reporting," late-night talk show host Stephen Colbert put up a billboard in New York's Times Square in a bid to win votes, and rival Jimmy Kimmel calls them "The Stupid People's Choice Awards."
  • Senate Democrats close to majority in drive to restore net neutrality    (2018-01-16)
    (Reuters) - U.S. Senate Democrats said on Tuesday they had the backing of 50 members of the 100-person chamber to overturn the U.S. Federal Communications Commission’s decision to reverse the Obama administration's net neutrality rules, leaving them just one vote short of a majority.
  • U.S. Homeland Security chief: did not hear Trump use vulgarity during meeting    (2018-01-16)
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, under intense questioning from Democratic senators, said on Tuesday she did not hear President Donald Trump use a vulgarity to describe African countries during an impassioned White House meeting last week.
  • Trump administration to appeal 'Dreamer' immigrant ruling    (2018-01-16)
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Justice Department on Tuesday said it will ask the Supreme Court to overturn a lower court ruling last week that blocked President Donald Trump's move to end a program that protects hundreds of thousands of immigrants brought to the United States illegally as children.
  • Homeland Security chief: did not hear Trump use vulgarity during meeting    (2018-01-16)
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, under intense questioning from Democratic senators, said on Tuesday she did not hear President Donald Trump use a vulgarity to describe African countries during an impassioned White House meeting last week.
  • U.S. government shutdown looms amid harsh immigration exchange    (2018-01-16)
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Partisan finger-pointing over immigration policy on Tuesday left the U.S. Congress and the White House stumbling closer to a possible federal government shutdown by the end of the week, although Wall Street held out hopes for a deal to prevent that.
  • Special counsel subpoenas former Trump aide Bannon: report    (2018-01-16)
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump's former chief strategist Steve Bannon has been subpoenaed by Special Counsel Robert Mueller to testify before a grand jury in a probe into alleged ties between Russia and Trump's 2016 presidential campaign, the New York Times reported on Tuesday.
  • Trump says he wants more immigrants from 'everywhere'    (2018-01-16)
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump, asked whether he wanted more immigrants from Norway, said on Tuesday that he wanted the United States to draw immigrants from nations around the world.
  • Senate to vote to renew NSA's internet surveillance program    (2018-01-16)
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate on Tuesday planned to vote to advance a bill to renew the National Security Agency's warrantless internet surveillance program, as privacy advocates made a final push to derail the measure.
  • Trump on Twitter (Jan 16): Border Security, immigration, fake news    (2018-01-16)
    The following statements were posted to the verified Twitter accounts of U.S. President Donald Trump, @realDonaldTrump and @POTUS.
  • Security official says did not hear Trump say 'shithole' in immigration meeting    (2018-01-16)
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen said on Tuesday that she did not hear President Donald Trump use the word "shithole" during a meeting about immigration last week at the White House.
  • Ex-Trump adviser Bannon subpoenaed in special counsel Russia probe    (2018-01-16)
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Steve Bannon, a former top adviser to U.S. President Donald Trump, has been subpoenaed to testify before a grand jury as part of a special counsel's probe into alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential election, the New York Times reported on Tuesday.
  • U.S. judge delays setting trial date for Trump ex-aide Manafort    (2018-01-16)
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A federal judge on Tuesday delayed setting a trial date for President Donald Trump's former campaign manager Paul Manafort, who is facing charges as part of the special counsel probing Russia's alleged interference in the U.S. presidential election.
  • U.S. top court rejects former New York lawmaker Silver's appeal    (2018-01-16)
    (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday rejected former New York state Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver's bid to avoid a retrial on corruption charges after his 2015 conviction was thrown out by a lower court.
  • Factbox: Trump on Twitter (Jan 16) - Border security, immigration    (2018-01-16)
    The following statements were posted to the verified Twitter accounts of U.S. President Donald Trump, @realDonaldTrump and @POTUS.
  • Homeland Security chief: Deporting 'Dreamers' not top priority    (2018-01-16)
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Deporting immigrants who came to the United States illegally as children will not be a top federal law enforcement priority even if lawmakers do not pass a program to protect them, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security chief said in an interview aired on Tuesday.
  • Ex-Trump chief strategist Bannon to meet with House panel on Russia    (2018-01-16)
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump's former chief strategist Steve Bannon will meet behind closed doors on Tuesday with a U.S. House of Representatives committee that is probing whether Russia meddled in the 2016 presidential election.
  • Ex-Trump chief strategist Bannon meets with House panel on Russia    (2018-01-16)
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump's former chief strategist Steve Bannon will meet behind closed doors on Tuesday with a U.S. House of Representatives committee that is probing whether Russia meddled in the 2016 presidential election.
  • U.S. report detailing new Russia sanctions to be issued on Jan. 29: TASS    (2018-01-16)
    MOSCOW (Reuters) - A U.S. report detailing new sanctions against Russia will be published on Jan. 29, the TASS news agency cited U.S. Ambassador to Russia Jon Huntsman as saying on Tuesday.
  • Exclusive: U.S. lawmakers urge AT&T to cut commercial ties with Huawei - sources    (2018-01-15)
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. lawmakers are urging AT&T Inc, the No. 2 wireless carrier, to cut all commercial ties to Chinese phone maker Huawei Technologies Co Ltd [HWT.UL] and oppose plans by telecom operator China Mobile Ltd to enter the U.S. market because of national security concerns, said two congressional aides.
  • Foreign governments, candidates, trade groups spent at Trump properties: report    (2018-01-15)
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Sixty-four trade groups, foreign governments, Republican candidates and others stayed at or held events at properties linked to U.S. President Donald Trump during Trump's first year in office, a political watchdog group said in a report released on Tuesday.
  • Foreign governments, candidates, trade groups spent at Trump properties: report    (2018-01-15)
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Sixty-four trade groups, foreign governments, Republican candidates and others stayed at or held events at properties linked to U.S. President Donald Trump during Trump's first year in office, a political watchdog group said in a report released on Tuesday.
  • Trump blames Senator Durbin for blowing immigration deal    (2018-01-15)
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday blamed Senator Dick Durbin for blowing up talks over a deal to help immigrants brought to the country illegally as children and said the Democratic lawmaker misrepresented his comments about Haiti and African countries.
  • Trump says Durbin 'totally misrepresented' comments    (2018-01-15)
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday said Democratic Senator Dick Durbin "totally misrepresented" what was said at a White House meeting on immigration on Thursday, and was hurting efforts to strike a deal to protect so-called Dreamer immigrants.
  • Top U.S. general says 'not giving up' on Pakistan ties    (2018-01-15)
    BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The top U.S. military officer, Marine General Joseph Dunford, said on Monday he was committed to the U.S.-Pakistan relationship, which has been strained in recent weeks as Washington piles pressure on Islamabad to crack down on militants.
  • Factbox: Trump on Twitter (Jan 14) - WSJ interview, DACA, tax cuts    (2018-01-14)
    The following statements were posted to the verified Twitter accounts of U.S. President Donald Trump, @realDonaldTrump and @POTUS.
  • Trump says 'I'm not a racist,' keeps door open for DACA deal    (2018-01-14)
    WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump insisted on Sunday "I'm not a racist" in response to reports that he had described immigrants from Haiti and African countries as coming from "shithole countries."
  • Trump says 'I'm not a racist,' willing to reach deal on DACA    (2018-01-14)
    WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Sunday that he is "not a racist" despite reports of his derogatory comments about immigrants from Haiti and Africa, adding that he was "ready, willing and able" to reach a deal to protect immigrants brought to the United States as children.
  • Trump: Program protecting young illegal immigrants 'probably' dead    (2018-01-14)
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Sunday that a program that protects illegal immigrants brought to the United States as children from being deported would "probably" be discontinued.
  • Trump denies saying he probably had good relationship with Kim    (2018-01-14)
    PALM BEACH, Fla. (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Sunday disputed a newspaper's account of an interview with him last week in which he was quoted as saying he probably has a very good relationship with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.
  • Trump says program protecting young immigrants 'probably dead'    (2018-01-14)
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Sunday that a program protecting young immigrants brought to the United States illegally by their parents would probably be discontinued.
  • U.S. resumes DACA applications after judge blocks end to program    (2018-01-13)
    (Reuters) - U.S. immigration authorities said on Saturday that it will resume accepting requests under a program that shields young people brought to the United States illegally from deportation after a court order blocked a government decision to end the program.
  • Top U.S. diplomat for refugees to leave post    (2018-01-13)
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. diplomat in charge of refugee issues plans to leave his post within days, becoming the third senior U.S. official to depart or be re-assigned from refugee work in recent weeks.
  • Chelsea Manning eyes U.S. Senate seat for Maryland    (2018-01-13)
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Chelsea Manning, the transgender U.S. Army soldier who served seven years in military prison for leaking classified data, is seeking the Democratic Party's nomination for the U.S. Senate seat from Maryland, according to Federal election filings seen on Saturday.
  • Chelsea Manning seeks Maryland U.S. Senate seat: election filing    (2018-01-13)
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Chelsea Manning, the transgender U.S. Army soldier who served seven years in military prison for leaking classified data, is seeking the Democratic Party's nomination for the U.S. Senate seat from Maryland, according to Federal election filings seen on Saturday.
  • Top U.S. diplomat for refugees to quit post: email    (2018-01-13)
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. diplomat in charge of refugee issues plans to quit his post within days, according to an email seen by Reuters, becoming the third senior U.S. official to leave or be re-assigned from refugee work in recent weeks.
  • U.S. ultimatum on nuclear deal, new sanctions draw Iran threat    (2018-01-13)
    MOSCOW (Reuters) - Iran said on Saturday it would retaliate against new sanctions imposed by the United States after President Donald Trump set an ultimatum to fix "disastrous flaws" in a deal curbing Tehran's nuclear program.


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