• Key House lawmaker sees progress allaying tax deduction concerns: Fox

    Reuters News: WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Republican head of the tax-writing panel in the U.S. House of Representatives said on Friday progress was being made in efforts to allay concerns among some Republicans about the potential elimination of a federal deduction for state and local income taxes as part...
  • U.S. attorney general says people should just 'say no' to opioids

    Reuters News: WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions equated the opioid epidemic to a personal failing by many Americans who cannot “say no” to drugs on Thursday, and he said that marijuana could be serving as a gateway to the problem. U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions greets...
  • Trump in tax meeting amid fight with Republican senator

    Reuters News: WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump began talks with Republican senators on Tuesday to try to build consensus for proposed tax cuts in a meeting that was overshadowed by an exchange of insults between the president and one of the lawmakers. Trump has asked his fellow Republicans...
  • Trump administration considers pausing U.S. refugee family reunification program

    Reuters News: NEW YORK (Reuters) – President Trump’s administration has drafted a plan to pause a program that allows family members join refugees already settled in the United States until they can undergo increased security checks, two sources with knowledge of the situation told Reuters. FILE PHOTO: A woman...
  • Searching for Trump card, Democrats watch Virginia governor's race

    Reuters News: RICHMOND, Va. (Reuters) – Speaking as a folksy physician running for Virginia governor, Democrat Ralph Northam vowed in a recent campaign ad to fight Donald Trump on cuts to education funding, environmental protections and health care access. FILE PHOTO: Virginia Lieutenant Governor Ralph Northam, Democratic candidate for...
  • Political News

    Sessions refuses to discuss conversations with Trump on Russia

    Reuters News: WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions refused on Wednesday to answer lawmakers’ questions about his discussions with President Donald Trump on Russia and denied lying to Congress about his own contacts with Russians during the 2016 election campaign. In often testy exchanges with Senate Democrats,...
  • Trump says he believes Cuba responsible for attacks that hurt U.S. diplomats

    Reuters News: WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump said on Monday that he believes Havana is responsible for a series of incidents that Washington thinks hurt at least 22 U.S. diplomats over a period of months in Cuba, prompting Washington to scale back its presence there. “I do believe...
  • Republican Collins will stay in U.S. Senate, focused on healthcare

    Reuters News: (Reuters) – U.S. Senator Susan Collins of Maine, a moderate Republican who helped block her party’s efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act this year, said she planned to remain in her current office rather than run for governor. The four-term incumbent attracted national attention this summer...
  • U.S. Attorney General Sessions urges crackdown on asylum policies

    Reuters News: FALLS CHURCH, Va., (Reuters) – U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions said on Thursday the policies that allow immigrants to seek asylum in the United States were broken and subject to “rampant abuse and fraud.” In a speech at the department’s Executive Office For Immigration Review, Sessions said...