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U.S. House approves disaster funds as Trump criticizes Puerto Rico

U.S. House approves disaster funds as Trump criticizes Puerto Rico

Published 13/10/2017

A new package of U.S. disaster assistance sailed through the House of Representatives on Thursday, despite President Donald Trump expressing impatience with having to devote federal resources for hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico's recovery. [more…]

Trump undermines U.S. birth control coverage requirement

Trump undermines U.S. birth control coverage requirement

Published 07/10/2017

President Donald Trump's administration on Friday undermined requirements under the Obamacare law that employers provide insurance to cover women's birth control, keeping a campaign pledge that pleased his conservative Christian supporters. [more…]

U.S. gun lobby agrees to examine `bump stocks` after Las Vegas massacre

U.S. gun lobby agrees to examine `bump stocks` after Las Vegas massacre

Published 06/10/2017

The U.S. gun lobby, which has seldom embraced new firearms-control measures, voiced a readiness on Thursday to restrict a rifle accessory that enabled a Las Vegas gunman to strafe a crowd with bursts of sustained fire as if from an automatic weapon. [more…]

U.S. congressman to resign after report alleged he asked woman to have an abortion

U.S. congressman to resign after report alleged he asked woman to have an abortion

Published 05/10/2017

U.S. Republican Representative Tim Murphy will resign from Congress on Oct. 21, House Speaker Paul Ryan said on Thursday, following a report alleging that Murphy had asked a woman with whom he was having an affair to get an abortion. [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…]

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…]

No talk of ousting U.S. House Speaker Ryan, says key conservative

No talk of ousting U.S. House Speaker Ryan, says key conservative

Published 10/09/2017

U.S. Representative Jim Jordan, a leading House conservative, said on Sunday that fellow conservatives are not discussing replacing Speaker Paul Ryan despite unhappiness with the way Republican leaders handled last week's debt ceiling increase that included no fiscal reforms. [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…]

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…]

Amazon opens bidding to cities for $5 billion `HQ2`, a second headquarters

Amazon opens bidding to cities for $5 billion `HQ2`, a second headquarters

Published 07/09/2017

Amazon.com Inc (AMZN.O) said on Thursday it would build a $5 billion second headquarters in North America, kicking off a competition between cities and states to offer tax cuts and incentives that could bring 50,000 new jobs. [more…]