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Senate Republicans ask Moore to withdraw as new accuser steps forward

Senate Republicans ask Moore to withdraw as new accuser steps forward

Published 14/11/2017

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell led a chorus of establishment Republicans on Monday urging Roy Moore, the party's Senate candidate in Alabama, to quit the race as a fifth woman came forward with allegations Moore had sexual contact with teenage girls decades ago. [more…]

Republican Senate candidate Moore hit by sexual misconduct allegations

Republican Senate candidate Moore hit by sexual misconduct allegations

Published 10/11/2017

A woman has accused Roy Moore, the Republican nominee for the U.S. Senate in Alabama, of initiating a sexual encounter with her when she was 14 years old and he was 32, the Washington Post reported on Thursday, prompting top Republicans to say he should step aside if the allegations prove true. [more…]

Trump tax cut plan gains momentum after U.S. budget vote

Trump tax cut plan gains momentum after U.S. budget vote

Published 21/10/2017

President Donald Trump's tax reform plans won partial support on Friday when Republican U.S. Senator Rand Paul said he was "all in" for massive tax cuts, but the party was still far from united over how to achieve the main item on its domestic agenda. [more…]

Trump discusses immigration ideas in dinner with Republican lawmakers

Trump discusses immigration ideas in dinner with Republican lawmakers

Published 03/10/2017

President Donald Trump is discussing border security and other measures that the White House wants to see included in an immigration bill during a dinner with Republican lawmakers on Monday, an administration official said. [more…]

Trump embraces Democrats again on debt ceiling and immigration

Trump embraces Democrats again on debt ceiling and immigration

Published 07/09/2017

President Donald Trump on Thursday embraced a suggestion from the Senate's top Democrat to end congressional battles over the U.S. debt ceiling, a day after he stunned fellow Republicans by striking a major budget deal with the opposition party. [more…]

Congress weighs Harvey aid that Trump calls historic

Congress weighs Harvey aid that Trump calls historic

Published 30/08/2017

The U.S. Congress started to come to grips on Tuesday with crafting a multibillion-dollar Hurricane Harvey emergency aid package that President Donald Trump suggested could be historically large, without providing specifics. [more…]

Tough choice for Trump if Congress refuses border wall financing

Tough choice for Trump if Congress refuses border wall financing

Published 29/08/2017

President Donald Trump is unlikely to win congressional support for funds he wants for a proposed U.S.-Mexico border wall before an Oct. 1 deadline, meaning he may have to choose between backing down on a key campaign promise or shutting down the government. [more…]

Eight to 10 Republicans have concerns on healthcare bill: Collins

Eight to 10 Republicans have concerns on healthcare bill: Collins

Published 16/07/2017

U.S. Senator Susan Collins (R-ME) talks to reporters as she leaves a meeting of the Senate Republican caucus to unveiling of Senate Republicans' revamped proposal to replace Obamacare health care legislation at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, U.S. July 13, 2017.

Eight to 10 Republican U.S. senators have serious concerns about Republican healthcare legislation to roll back Obamacare, moderate Republican Senator Susan Collins, who opposes the bill, said on Sunday.

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Factbox: Where Republican U.S. senators stand on healthcare bill

Factbox: Where Republican U.S. senators stand on healthcare bill

Published 24/06/2017

U.S. Senate Republicans' legislation to overhaul Obamacare hit roadblocks almost as soon as it was unveiled: opposition from all 48 Democratic and independent senators and four conservative Republican lawmakers, as well as skepticism from several other Republicans.

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As Modi prepares for Trump meeting, U.S. expected to OK India drone purchase

As Modi prepares for Trump meeting, U.S. expected to OK India drone purchase

Published 23/06/2017

FILE PHOTO: India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses a gathering after he inaugurated Kochi Metro at a stadium in Kochi, India, June 17, 2017. REUTERS/Sivaram V/File Photo

The United States is expected to authorize India's purchase of a naval variant of the Predator drone, two sources familiar with the situation said, ahead of a visit next week by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to try to revitalize ties in his first meeting with President Donald Trump.

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