Politics

Washington (Reuters) – In the weeks before U.S. President Donald Trump’s declaration this month that he would forge ahead with designating Mexican drug cartels as foreign terrorist organizations, Cabinet members and top aides from across the government recommended against it, five people knowledgeable about the matter told Reuters. FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump talks
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Republican U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski said she was “disturbed” by the Senate leader’s approach to working with White House counsel on the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump, saying there should be distance between the two. FILE PHOTO: U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) speaks with reporters off the Senate floor in Washington,
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FILE PHOTO: Democratic U.S. presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg delivers remarks where he was honored by the Iron Hills Civic Association at the Richmond County Country Club in Staten Island, New York, U.S., December 4, 2019. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Billionaire U.S. presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg on Tuesday said his campaign had unknowingly used prison
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TBILISI (Reuters) – Georgia must reinforce its commitment to democracy and ensure its judicial system is free of political bias, the United States said on Tuesday, after weeks of demonstrations in the ex-Soviet state demanding changes to the electoral system. FILE PHOTO: Georgia’s former Prime Minister Bidzina Ivanishvili addresses the media as he visits a
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The White House on Sunday signaled comfort with plans by Senate Republicans to avoid new witnesses in President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial, while a top Democrat seized on a newly released email on the withholding of U.S. aid to Ukraine to press his case for testimony. The Democratic-led House of Representatives approved
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U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) holds her weekly news conference at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, U.S. December 19, 2019. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump will deliver his annual State of the Union speech on Feb. 4 after accepting an invitation from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Friday. Pelosi extended
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FILE PHOTO: Commissioner Robert Jackson Jr. participates in a U.S Securities and Exchange Commission open meeting to propose changing its decades-old definition of an “accredited investor” in order to allow more Americans to buy shares in private companies, in Washington, U.S., December 18, 2019. REUTERS/Erin Scott WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The White House is expected to
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Seven Democratic U.S. presidential contenders squared off on the debate stage in Los Angeles on Thursday, offering viewers their different takes on issues including taxes and trade. Senator Elizabeth Warren speaks as South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg and Senator Bernie Sanders listen during the sixth 2020 U.S. Democratic presidential candidates campaign
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A bitterly divided U.S. House of Representatives engaged in an impeachment debate before historic votes on two charges accusing President Donald Trump of abusing his power and obstructing Congress. Here are some highlights from the contentious back-and-forth between Democratic and Republican lawmakers ahead of the vote: A NATIONAL CIVICS LESSON Speaker Nancy
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