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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…]

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…]

U.S. consumer watchdog agency official sues to block Trump’s pick

U.S. consumer watchdog agency official sues to block Trump’s pick

Published 27/11/2017

Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney attends the daily briefing at the White House in Washington, U.S., July 20, 2017. REUTERS/Carlos BarriaWASHINGTON (Reuters) [more…]

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…]

As militant threats shift, U.S. Senate revives war authorization debate

As militant threats shift, U.S. Senate revives war authorization debate

Published 30/10/2017

U.S. lawmakers will grill top Trump administration officials on Monday about a new authorization for the use of military force for the campaign against Islamic State and other militant groups, Congress' most significant step in years toward taking back control of its constitutional right to authorize war. [more…]

Republican bill to repeal Obamacare teeters on edge of collapse

Republican bill to repeal Obamacare teeters on edge of collapse

Published 25/09/2017

The latest Republican effort to repeal former U.S. President Barack Obama's signature healthcare law faced possible defeat this week as several senators in the party voiced concerns about the bill under consideration. [more…]

U.S. Senate opposition to Obamacare repeal bill grows

U.S. Senate opposition to Obamacare repeal bill grows

Published 24/09/2017

A proposal by U.S. Republicans to repeal and replace the Obamacare health insurance program suffered serious new setbacks within the party on Sunday, when Senator Ted Cruz expressed his opposition and Senator Susan Collins dug in with strong criticism of the legislation. [more…]

Senator Cruz opposes Republican healthcare bill, casting doubt on vote: Politico

Senator Cruz opposes Republican healthcare bill, casting doubt on vote: Politico

Published 24/09/2017

Republican U.S. Senator Ted Cruz on Sunday said he opposes the latest version of a Senate attempt to repeal Obamacare, casting doubt on the healthcare bill's chances of passage, Politico reported. [more…]

Latest Republican assault on healthcare would punish older Americans

Latest Republican assault on healthcare would punish older Americans

Published 21/09/2017

The Republicans’ battle to repeal Obamacare is starting to look less like warfare and more like a game of whack-a-mole. [more…]

Trump DACA decision followed months of meetings involving senior Democrat

Trump DACA decision followed months of meetings involving senior Democrat

Published 08/09/2017

No. 2 Senate Democrat Dick Durbin has had multiple conversations with Jared Kushner and other top White House officials about how to protect young immigrants known as “Dreamers” from deportation, the lawmaker said on Thursday. [more…]