Politics

No cause to fire special counsel Mueller: deputy attorney general

No cause to fire special counsel Mueller: deputy attorney general

Published 13/06/2017

Deputy U.S. Attorney General Rod Rosenstein testifies about the Justice Department's budget before a subcommittee hearing of the Senate Appropriations Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S. June 13, 2017. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

The No. 2 official at the U.S. Justice Department on Tuesday told Congress the special counsel investigating Russia's alleged interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election and possible collusion with the Trump campaign is going to have "the full degree of independence" he needs.

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Trump says healthcare reform push may need additional money

Trump says healthcare reform push may need additional money

Published 13/06/2017

President Donald Trump on Tuesday said that the Republican push to repeal Obamacare may require additional money for healthcare, but he did not specify how much more funding would be needed or how it might be used.

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Two U.S. Attorneys General to sue over foreign payments to Trump hotels

Two U.S. Attorneys General to sue over foreign payments to Trump hotels

Published 12/06/2017

U.S. President Donald Trump waves before his departs from Newark Liberty International airport after a weekend at Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, New Jersey, U.S., June 11, 2017. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas

The attorneys general of Maryland and the District of Columbia plan to file a lawsuit on Monday alleging that foreign payments to President Donald Trump's businesses violate the U.S. constitution, according to a source familiar with the situation.

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Puerto Rico votes in favor of U.S. statehood amid low turnout

Puerto Rico votes in favor of U.S. statehood amid low turnout

Published 11/06/2017

FILE PHOTO: The flags of the U.S. and Puerto Rico fly outside the Capitol building in San Juan, Puerto Rico May 4, 2017. REUTERS/ Alvin Baez

The economically struggling U.S. island territory of Puerto Rico voted overwhelmingly on Sunday in favor of becoming the 51st state, although turnout was low and adding another star to the U.S. flag likely faces an uphill battle in Congress.

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Attorney general to face questions on Comey firing, Russia

Attorney general to face questions on Comey firing, Russia

Published 11/06/2017

FILE PHOTO - Senator Jack Reed (D-RI) questions National Security Agency Director Admiral Michael Rogers, commander of the U.S. Cyber Command, as he testifies before the Senate Armed Services Committee on Capitol Hill Washington, D.C., U.S., May 9, 2017. REUTERS/Aaron P. Bernstein

Attorney General Jeff Sessions will face questions about the firing of FBI Director James Comey and undeclared meetings with Russian officials at a U.S. Senate hearing on Tuesday, though it was unclear whether he would testify in public or in private.

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Sessions says he will discuss Comey with Senate panel

Sessions says he will discuss Comey with Senate panel

Published 11/06/2017

FILE PHOTO: U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions addresses the National Law Enforcement Conference on Human Exploitation in Atlanta, Georgia, U.S., June 6, 2017. REUTERS/Chris Aluka Berry

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions said in a letter on Saturday that he will appear before the Senate Intelligence Committee on Tuesday to address matters former FBI Director James Comey brought up this week in testimony to the same panel.

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Bernie Sanders urges progressives to seek more electoral wins

Bernie Sanders urges progressives to seek more electoral wins

Published 11/06/2017

Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) speaks at the 'People's Summit', an annual gathering of influential progressive groups, in Chicago, Illionois, U.S. June 10, 2017. REUTERS/Chris Kenning

Buoyed by the British Labour Party election gains this week, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders on Saturday urged a summit of progressive activists who propelled his presidential candidacy to ramp up efforts to win elections and help remake a Democratic Party he deemed a failure.

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Fannie Mae`s Brooks to be nominated U.S. deputy Treasury secretary -Axios

Fannie Mae`s Brooks to be nominated U.S. deputy Treasury secretary -Axios

Published 10/06/2017

President Donald Trump plans to nominate Brian Brooks, general counsel for Fannie Mae, as deputy secretary of the U.S. Treasury, Axios reported on Saturday, citing three sources it said had knowledge of the pick.

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Trump takes second crack at a pivot next week with apprentice push

Trump takes second crack at a pivot next week with apprentice push

Published 10/06/2017

U.S. President Donald Trump reacts to a reporter's question during a joint news conference with Romanian President Klaus Iohannis in the Rose Garden at the White House in Washington, U.S. June 9, 2017.

President Donald Trump, who became a reality television star with a show called "The Apprentice," will spend a lot of time next week promoting a plan to expand apprenticeships to help companies find more skilled workers to fill jobs, the White House said.

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Trump says Comey not telling truth, willing to respond under oath

Trump says Comey not telling truth, willing to respond under oath

Published 10/06/2017

Former FBI Director James Comey testifies before a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing on Russia's alleged interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., June 8, 2017. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday denied he tried to interfere with an FBI investigation, effectively accusing James Comey, the FBI's former director, of lying under oath to Congress.

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