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Democrats to question Sessions on Russia meetings

Democrats to question Sessions on Russia meetings

Published 14/11/2017

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions will face a barrage of questions from Democrats in the House of Representatives on Tuesday over whether he lied about communications between President Donald Trump's election campaign and Russian representatives. [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…]

Senator Rand Paul returns to work after being tackled while mowing lawn

Senator Rand Paul returns to work after being tackled while mowing lawn

Published 14/11/2017

U.S. Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky said he returned to work on Monday, more than a week after he suffered six broken ribs when tackled by a neighbor while mowing his lawn. [more…]

Risks ahead for U.S. tax push as disputes linger, Trump returns

Risks ahead for U.S. tax push as disputes linger, Trump returns

Published 13/11/2017

Congressional Republicans pushed ahead on Monday on a U.S. tax code overhaul as a Senate panel considered the issue, but risks lay ahead with major intraparty disputes unsettled and President Donald Trump returning soon from Asia as the debate heats up. [more…]

Trump taps ex-pharma executive Azar as U.S. health secretary

Trump taps ex-pharma executive Azar as U.S. health secretary

Published 13/11/2017

President Donald Trump on Monday said he is nominating former pharmaceutical executive and industry lobbyist Alex Azar to serve as U.S. Health and Human Services secretary, saying Azar would push to lower the price of medicines. [more…]

Trump to meet with U.S. House Republicans Thursday about taxes: White House

Trump to meet with U.S. House Republicans Thursday about taxes: White House

Published 13/11/2017

President Donald Trump will meet with Republican members of the U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday ahead of the chamber's vote on tax reform legislation, the White House said on Monday. [more…]

Dueling Republican tax plans advance in Congress

Dueling Republican tax plans advance in Congress

Published 10/11/2017

U.S. Senate Republicans unveiled a tax plan on Thursday that differed from the House of Representatives' version on several key fronts, including how they treat the corporate tax rate, the tax deduction for state and local taxes, and the estate tax. [more…]

Opioid abuse crisis takes heavy toll on U.S. veterans

Opioid abuse crisis takes heavy toll on U.S. veterans

Published 10/11/2017

Opioid drug abuse has killed more Americans than the Iraq, Afghanistan and Vietnam wars combined, and U.S. veterans and advocates this Veteran's Day are focusing on how to help victims of the crisis. [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 would want Moore to step aside if sexual misconduct allegations true: White House

Trump would want Moore to step aside if sexual misconduct allegations true: White House

Published 10/11/2017

U.S. President Donald Trump would want Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore to step aside if sexual misconduct allegations against him are true, White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said on Friday. [more…]