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Trump keeping options open as Republican feud rages

Trump keeping options open as Republican feud rages

Published 17/10/2017

Like the deal-maker he says he is, U.S. President Donald Trump appears to be keeping his options open as his Republican Party threatens to erupt into full-scale war. [more…]

Senate Republicans gain moment on tax reform budget measure

Senate Republicans gain moment on tax reform budget measure

Published 17/10/2017

U.S. Senate Republicans on Monday gained crucial support for a vote on a budget resolution that is vital to President Donald Trump's hopes of signing sweeping tax reform legislation into law before January. [more…]

Key Republican says Trump must work with Europe on Iran

Key Republican says Trump must work with Europe on Iran

Published 16/10/2017

U.S. Senator Bob Corker, the Republican chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, urged President Donald Trump's administration on Monday to work closely with European allies as it develops its new Iran policy. [more…]

Blackwater founder Prince weighing U.S. Senate run: New York Times

Blackwater founder Prince weighing U.S. Senate run: New York Times

Published 08/10/2017

Erik Prince, who founded a private military contractor that has faced lawsuits for shootings and other misconduct in Iraq, is considering challenging a Republican Senator from Wyoming in a primary next year, the New York Times reported on Sunday. [more…]

Treasury watchdog finds Mnuchin`s private jet trips broke no law

Treasury watchdog finds Mnuchin`s private jet trips broke no law

Published 05/10/2017

A senior lawyer at the U.S. Treasury Department's Office of the Inspector General said on Thursday he found "no violation of law" in Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin's use of private jets for seven official trips, but called for better cases to be made in future for such travel by Trump administration officials. [more…]

After Las Vegas massacre, Democrats urge gun laws- Republicans silent

After Las Vegas massacre, Democrats urge gun laws- Republicans silent

Published 02/10/2017

Sunday's massacre in Las Vegas spurred a ritual-like response from U.S. politicians following the mass shootings that have left a trail of victims across the country: Democrats renewed demands for tougher gun laws while Republicans offered up prayers but showed no signs of supporting such legislation. [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…]

Republicans could lose U.S. House in 2018 over immigration fight: Bannon

Republicans could lose U.S. House in 2018 over immigration fight: Bannon

Published 10/09/2017

Republican infighting over the fate of immigrants brought illegally to the United States as children could be so vitriolic that the party loses control of the U.S. House of Representatives next year, Steve Bannon, a former adviser to President Donald Trump, said in an interview airing on Sunday. [more…]

Congress approves Trump`s aid and debt deal with Democrats

Congress approves Trump`s aid and debt deal with Democrats

Published 08/09/2017

President Donald Trump signed a bill on Friday extending the government debt limit for three months and providing about $15 billion in hurricane-related aid, bringing his surprising deal with Democratic congressional leaders this week to completion. [more…]