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What would Kanye West have to do to launch a late White House bid?

What would Kanye West have to do to launch a late White House bid?

Published 05/07/2020

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - If Kanye West is serious about running for president, the American rapper and fashion designer will face major obstacles to mount a [more…]

Trump attacks ‘left-wing cultural revolution’ in Mount Rushmore address

Trump attacks ‘left-wing cultural revolution’ in Mount Rushmore address

Published 04/07/2020

MOUNT RUSHMORE NATIONAL MEMORIAL, S.D. (Reuters) - President Donald Trump on Friday accused “angry mobs” of trying to erase history with efforts to remove or [more…]

U.S. Supreme Court blocks Alabama order easing voting restrictions

U.S. Supreme Court blocks Alabama order easing voting restrictions

Published 03/07/2020

(Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday blocked a lower-court ruling that would have relaxed voting restrictions in Alabama state during the coronavirus pandemic. [more…]

Ousted U.S. prosecutor Berman to appear for closed-door congressional interview

Ousted U.S. prosecutor Berman to appear for closed-door congressional interview

Published 03/07/2020

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Geoffrey Berman, the top federal prosecutor in Manhattan who was ousted from his job last month amid an investigation by his office [more…]

U.S. Congress urges Trump administration to get tougher on China’s Xinjiang crackdown

U.S. Congress urges Trump administration to get tougher on China’s Xinjiang crackdown

Published 02/07/2020

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - More than 75 U.S. senators and House members on Thursday urged the Trump administration to take a tougher stance on China over [more…]

Fed’s offered flood of credit so far just a trickle in practice

Fed’s offered flood of credit so far just a trickle in practice

Published 30/06/2020

(Reuters) - The Federal Reserve’s promise in the early days of the coronavirus pandemic to flood the U.S. economy with trillions of dollars seemed like [more…]

Trump denies being told about Russian bounties to kill U.S. troops in Afghanistan

Trump denies being told about Russian bounties to kill U.S. troops in Afghanistan

Published 30/06/2020

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump said on Sunday he was never briefed about the reported Russian efforts to pay bounties to Taliban-linked militants to [more…]

Facing criticism, White House to brief Democrats on reports Russia paid Taliban to kill U.S. troops

Facing criticism, White House to brief Democrats on reports Russia paid Taliban to kill U.S. troops

Published 30/06/2020

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House sought to play down reports it knew Russia had paid the Taliban bounties to kill U.S. troops, promising to [more…]

U.S. Democrats push election-year healthcare, housing, infrastructure bills

U.S. Democrats push election-year healthcare, housing, infrastructure bills

Published 30/06/2020

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives this week showcased three big-ticket, election-year initiatives they say would improve healthcare, protect renters from [more…]

U.S. Republicans, Democrats want to question Trump aides over Russia bounty reports

U.S. Republicans, Democrats want to question Trump aides over Russia bounty reports

Published 29/06/2020

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Both Democrats and President Donald Trump’s fellow Republicans in Congress demanded more information from the White House on Monday after reports that [more…]