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Trump says he could jettison drug czar pick

Trump says he could jettison drug czar pick

Published 17/10/2017

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday he would review a report that his nominee for drug czar championed a law that weakened the government's ability to fight the nation's opioid epidemic, and said he could consider jettisoning the pick. [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…]

Firm behind Trump dossier declines to respond to House panel`s subpoena

Firm behind Trump dossier declines to respond to House panel`s subpoena

Published 16/10/2017

The U.S. political research firm that commissioned a dossier on Donald Trump while he was running for president said on Monday it would not comply with subpoenas issued by the U.S. House of Representatives Intelligence Committee. [more…]

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 seeks border wall, crackdown on unaccompanied minors for `Dreamer` deal

Trump seeks border wall, crackdown on unaccompanied minors for `Dreamer` deal

Published 09/10/2017

U.S. President Donald Trump, who pledged to help protect young people known as "Dreamers" brought illegally to the United States as children, called on Sunday for money to fund a border wall to be part of any immigration deal. [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…]

Social media executives to testify Nov. 1 about Russia and U.S. election

Social media executives to testify Nov. 1 about Russia and U.S. election

Published 05/10/2017

Executives from Facebook Inc (FB.O), Twitter Inc (TWTR.N) and Alphabet Inc's (GOOGL.O) Google have been asked to testify about Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. election before a House of Representatives panel on Nov. 1, a congressional aide said on Thursday. [more…]

Republicans move on tax reform- Fed officials see economic threats

Republicans move on tax reform- Fed officials see economic threats

Published 05/10/2017

Congressional Republicans moved to hasten an overhaul of the U.S. tax code on Thursday, while Federal Reserve officials warned in rare public remarks that President Donald Trump's tax plan could lead to inflation and unsustainable federal debt. [more…]

Former Equifax chief will face questions from U.S. Congress over hack

Former Equifax chief will face questions from U.S. Congress over hack

Published 03/10/2017

U.S. lawmakers are due to question the former head of Equifax Inc (EFX.N) at a Tuesday hearing that could shed light on how hackers accessed the personal data of more than 140 million consumers. [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…]