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Trump tweets about Russia probe spark warnings from lawmakers

Trump tweets about Russia probe spark warnings from lawmakers

Published 04/12/2017

A series of tweets by U.S. President Donald Trump about the investigation into contacts between his 2016 campaign and Russia prompted concerns on Sunday among both Democratic and Republican lawmakers, with Republican Senator Lindsey Graham saying Trump could be wading into "peril" by commenting on the probe. [more…]

McConnell optimistic of tax bill deal between Senate and House

McConnell optimistic of tax bill deal between Senate and House

Published 03/12/2017

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) walks to the Senate floor as debate wraps up over the Republican tax reform plan in Washington, U.S., [more…]

Factbox – Republicans cut side deals to push through U.S. Senate tax bill

Factbox – Republicans cut side deals to push through U.S. Senate tax bill

Published 03/12/2017

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Senate Republicans made last-minute changes to their tax bill to secure enough votes to pass the sweeping legislation on Saturday and [more…]

Flynn pleads guilty to lying on Russia, cooperates with U.S. probe

Flynn pleads guilty to lying on Russia, cooperates with U.S. probe

Published 03/12/2017

Former U.S. National Security Adviser Michael Flynn departs U.S. District Court, where he was expected to plead guilty to lying to the FBI about his [more…]

Factbox – The four men charged in U.S. probe of Trump-Russia ties

Factbox – The four men charged in U.S. probe of Trump-Russia ties

Published 03/12/2017

Former U.S. National Security Adviser Michael Flynn departs U.S. District Court, where he was expected to plead guilty to lying to the FBI about his [more…]

Embattled Alabama Republican Senate candidate ahead in CBS poll

Embattled Alabama Republican Senate candidate ahead in CBS poll

Published 03/12/2017

FILE PHOTO: Judge Roy Moore participates in the Mid-Alabama Republican Club's Veterans Day Program in Vestavia Hills, Alabama, U.S., November 11, 2017. REUTERS/Marvin Gentry/File PhotoWASHINGTON [more…]

McConnell says U.S. government shutdown over DACA ‘ridiculous’

McConnell says U.S. government shutdown over DACA ‘ridiculous’

Published 03/12/2017

U.S. Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell said on Sunday it would be "ridiculous" for a fight with Democrats over immigration issues to result in a standoff over a year-end spending bill and prompt a shutdown of the federal government. [more…]

Senate grapples with tax cut plan’s impact on federal deficit

Senate grapples with tax cut plan’s impact on federal deficit

Published 01/12/2017

Demonstrators gather outside the U.S. Capitol to protest the Republican tax plan as it works through the Senate in Washington November 30, 2017. REUTERS/James Lawler [more…]

Republican Senator Daines says he will support tax bill -statement

Republican Senator Daines says he will support tax bill -statement

Published 01/12/2017

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican U.S. Senator Steve Daines of Montana, one of several senators seen as pivotal to the fate of a Republican tax overhaul [more…]

White House staff exits likely as Trump’s first year draws to a close: sources

White House staff exits likely as Trump’s first year draws to a close: sources

Published 01/12/2017

President Donald Trump speaks with reporters at the White House in Washington, November 28, 2017. REUTERS/Jonathan ErnstWASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson’s [more…]