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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…]

Democrat Hickenlooper favored to win Colorado Senate primary despite stumbles

Democrat Hickenlooper favored to win Colorado Senate primary despite stumbles

Published 30/06/2020

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Former Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper will try to secure the state’s Democratic U.S. Senate nomination on Tuesday after a series of stumbles [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…]

Trump economic adviser urges wearing of masks at Tulsa rally

Trump economic adviser urges wearing of masks at Tulsa rally

Published 14/06/2020

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - People attending U.S. President Donald Trump’s campaign rally in Oklahoma this week should wear masks, a White House adviser said on Sunday, [more…]

Georgia Democrats vote on Senate challenger as five U.S. states hold primaries

Georgia Democrats vote on Senate challenger as five U.S. states hold primaries

Published 09/06/2020

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Georgia Democrats will try to pick their challenger to Republican Senator David Perdue on Tuesday when voters in five U.S. states choose [more…]

U.S. Democrats pledge transformative change with police reform bill

U.S. Democrats pledge transformative change with police reform bill

Published 09/06/2020

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. congressional Democrats unveiled sweeping legislation on Monday to combat police violence and racial injustice through transformative change, two weeks after George [more…]