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As Congress taps leaders, House's McCarthy fends off rival
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republicans in the U.S. House of Representative on Wednesday chose Representative Kevin McCarthy as their party's leader for the new Congress that will convene in January, denying the top post to conservative Jim Jordan. U.S. House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy talks to repo
Top Senate Democrat: Trump should stay out of government funding
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer arrives at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, U.S., November 14, 2018. REUTERS/Aaron P. Bernstein WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Top U.S. Senate Democrat Chuck Schumer said on Wednesday that President Donald Trump should not interfere in lawmakers' negotiations if he wants
Trump says he will decide on Homeland Security chief soon: report
November 14, 2018 / 6:30 PM / Updated 17 minutes ago FILE PHOTO: U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen takes part in a Federal Commission on School Safety meeting at the White House in Washington, D.C., U.S., August 16, 2018. REUTERS/Leah Millis/File Photo WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Presiden
U.S. senators clash with Republican leader over protecting Mueller
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Two U.S. senators, defying opposition from Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell, vowed on Wednesday to push for action on a bipartisan measure that would protect a federal investigation into Russia's role in the 2016 presidential election. FILE PHOTO: People gather in fro
Trump under pressure from Melania to fire top aide
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump was under pressure from his wife, Melania, on Tuesday to fire his deputy national security adviser over what two sources close to the White House said was the way Mrs Trump’s trip to Africa was handled.
House Democrat to probe census citizenship question
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The lawmaker expected to head the powerful House Oversight Committee in the new U.S. Congress says one of his first priorities will be investigating why President Donald Trump's administration decided to ask about citizenship on the 2020 census questionnaire. FILE PHOTO: U.S.
Cuba to pull doctors out of Brazil after President-elect Bolsonaro comments
The far-right Bolsonaro, who takes office on 1 January, said in an interview this month that the 11,420 Cuban doctors working in poor and remote parts ofBrazilcould only stay if they received 100% of their pay and their families could join them.
U.S. top court to review Virginia voting districts in race case
People fill out their ballots during the midterm election at Philomont Fire Station, in Purcellville, Virginia, U.S., November 6, 2018. REUTERS/Al Drago
U.S. Senator Graham says supports Mueller bill, urges vote
U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) speaks as members of the Senate Judiciary Committee meet to vote on the nomination of judge Brett Kavanaugh to be a U.S. Supreme Court associate justice on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., September 28, 2018. REUTERS/Jim Bourg/File Photo
White House hit with staff upheavals - again
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Another round of upheaval engulfed President Donald Trump's White House on Tuesday, with the future of several senior aides in doubt just a week after U.S. congressional elections. FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump speaks to White House Chief of Staff John Kelly after a
Trump could answer written Russia probe questions this week: source
(Reuters) - President Donald Trump is expected to provide written answers to questions from the special counsel investigating Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election as soon as this week, a person familiar with the matter said on Tuesday. U.S. President Donald Trump visits the S
this is the largest exhibition by chinese artist ai weiwei
ai weiwei’sfirst ever exhibition in sao paulo, brazil is his largest ever staged – covering a total area of 8,000 square meters. entitled ‘ai weiwei: RAIZ,’ the colossal retrospective, developed and curated by marcello dantas, arrives in brazil to showcase the artist’s life story through his most ic
Associate of Trump ally expects Mueller contact soon on plea deal
An associate of Roger Stone, a longtime ally of U.S. President Donald Trump, said he was told by the U.S. special counsel probing Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election that he would be contacted this week about a possible plea deal.
U.S. court orders Georgia to continue review of governor's race
FILE PHOTO: Republican gubernatorial candidate for Georgia Brian Kemp speaks as Democratic candidate Stacey Abrams looks on during a debate in Atlanta, Georgia, U.S, October 23, 2018. John Bazemore/Pool via REUTERS/File Photo
Trump could soon fire Homeland Security Secretary Nielsen: Washington Post
U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen and Under Secretary Chris Krebs speak to reporters at the DHS Election Operations Center and National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center (NCCIC) in Arlington, Virginia, U.S. November 6, 2018. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst WASHINGTON (Reu
Brazilian court takes issue with Bolsonaro's campaign accounts
Brazil's President-elect Jair Bolsonaro attends a joint news conference with Brazil's President Michel Temer (not pictured) at the Planalto Palace in Brasilia, Brazil November 7, 2018. REUTERS/Adriano Machado
'Lame-duck' Congress returns, facing budget, Mueller, border wall issues
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Congress returns on Tuesday for a post-election "lame-duck" session, facing a funding deadline to prevent a partial government shutdown, as well as demands for protections for Special Counsel Robert Mueller and money for a proposed U.S.-Mexico border wall. FILE PHOTO
Strolling Couple Gets Hit by Driverless Car, Garage Door
It’s true, the accident happened while they were walking hand in hand on the pavement, so they got hit with a hefty dose of bad luck before they were lucky, but still. The incident was captured on CCTV cameras and is available at the bottom of the page.
Mattis defends Mexico border deployment in first troop visit
BASE CAMP DONNA, Texas (Reuters) - U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis defended the deployment of thousands of troops to the border with Mexico as he traveled there on Wednesday, saying the mission was “absolutely legal” and justified, and that it was improving military readiness.
Democrat Sinema wins Senate seat in Arizona
Despite the Arizona result, Republicans will keep control of the 100-member Senate, winning at least 51 seats to the Democrats’ 47. Results in Florida and Mississippi are still outstanding.