• 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...
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    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...
  • U.S. businesses fear NAFTA doomed; Mexico warns of consequences

    Reuters News: MEXICO CITY/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The most powerful U.S. business lobby accused the Trump administration of making “poison pill proposals” to sabotage NAFTA on Tuesday, as Mexico’s foreign minister said the demise of the regional trade pact would hurt bilateral cooperation. The process of renegotiating the 23-year-old North...
  • Trump says Tillerson could be tougher, but they have good relationship

    Reuters News: WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump said on Saturday he had a good relationship with Secretary of State Rex Tillerson but that Tillerson could be tougher. Trump, who made the comment to reporters at the White House, did not elaborate. NBC reported this week that in...
  • U.S. special counsel's investigators met author of 'Trump dossier': source

    Reuters News: WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A former British spy who compiled a dossier with allegations that Russia helped Donald Trump in the 2016 U.S. presidential election has met with investigators working for the special counsel on the case, a source familiar with the contact said on Thursday. Christopher Steele,...
  • Trump to keep Obama rule curbing corporate tax inversion deals

    Reuters News: WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Trump administration will keep for now an Obama-era rule that helped halt a wave of U.S. corporations moving abroad via tax-driven corporate inversion deals, it said on Wednesday, but added that it expected tax reform to obviate the rule. President Donald Trump ordered...