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Congressional Democrats, White House still at impasse over coronavirus bill

Congressional Democrats, White House still at impasse over coronavirus bill

Published 03/08/2020

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The top Democrats in Congress are not close to a deal with the White House to pump more money into the U.S. [more…]

Divisive Trump nominee gets new Pentagon post, despite snub by Congress

Divisive Trump nominee gets new Pentagon post, despite snub by Congress

Published 03/08/2020

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - After failing to secure a Senate confirmation hearing, U.S. President Donald Trump’s most divisive nominee for a Pentagon position so far has [more…]

Factbox: Coronavirus in Congress – 14 members have tested or been presumed positive

Factbox: Coronavirus in Congress – 14 members have tested or been presumed positive

Published 01/08/2020

(Reuters) - At least 14 members of the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate - seven Republicans and seven Democrats - have tested positive or [more…]

U.S. Republicans to unveil coronavirus aid proposal as time runs out on jobless benefits

U.S. Republicans to unveil coronavirus aid proposal as time runs out on jobless benefits

Published 27/07/2020

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Senate Republicans on Monday are expected to unveil a $1 trillion coronavirus aid package hammered out with the White House, a [more…]

Explainer: What’s at stake in the battle over U.S. unemployment benefits in Congress?

Explainer: What’s at stake in the battle over U.S. unemployment benefits in Congress?

Published 27/07/2020

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Enhanced unemployment benefits that the U.S. Congress authorized early in the coronavirus pandemic are due to expire at the end of July [more…]

Republican Senator Tom Cotton calls slavery ‘necessary evil’

Republican Senator Tom Cotton calls slavery ‘necessary evil’

Published 27/07/2020

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican U.S. Senator Tom Cotton described slavery as “a necessary evil” in a published attack on a New York Times initiative to [more…]

Trump team, Senate Republicans agree on coronavirus aid offer to Democrats

Trump team, Senate Republicans agree on coronavirus aid offer to Democrats

Published 27/07/2020

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Top aides to U.S. President Donald Trump said on Sunday they agreed in principle with Senate Republicans on a $1 trillion coronavirus [more…]

Imperiled Arizona U.S. Senator McSally’s hopes seen riding on Trump train

Imperiled Arizona U.S. Senator McSally’s hopes seen riding on Trump train

Published 27/07/2020

(Reuters) - U.S. Republican Senator Martha McSally shows every sign of being an imperiled incumbent, trailing Democratic challenger Mark Kelly in money and polling as [more…]

Senator warns of political pressure on U.S. probe into hackers of green groups

Senator warns of political pressure on U.S. probe into hackers of green groups

Published 03/07/2020

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A Democratic U.S. senator says he has written to Attorney General William Barr outlining his concerns about potential “political interference” by the [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…]