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Democrats huddle to draft impeachment charges against Trump

12 December, 2019 9:04 am 9:04 am

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Democrats in the US House of Representatives met to prepare for what could be the final week of their months-old impeachment inquiry that has imperiled Donald Trump’s presidency. After emerging from an all-day closed door meeting, House Judiciary Committee Democratic lawmakers said they were still in the process of drafting formal charges, … Read More

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Champagne flows as landslide democratic win puts pressure on Hong Kong lead...

11 November, 2019 2:20 pm 2:20 pm

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Hong Kong’s democrats scored a landslide majority in district council elections, which saw a record turnout after six months of anti-government protests, increasing pressure on the Chinese-ruled city’s leader on Monday to listen to calls for democracy. Sunday’s elections marked a rare weekend lull in the sometimes violent unrest, with democratic … Read More

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Trump abandons plan to host 2020 G7 meeting at his Florida golf resort

10 October, 2019 8:06 am 8:06 am

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – US President Donald Trump abandoned plans to host next year’s Group of Seven summit at his Florida golf resort, after Democrats and others had decried the selection as evidence of the president misusing his office for personal gain. In a series of tweets, Trump said he would drop the plan announced Thursday … Read More


Pentagon, White House budget office subpoenaed in impeachment probe

10 October, 2019 6:53 am 6:53 am

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Congressional Democrats issued subpoenas to the Pentagon and the White House budget office on Monday as part of their impeachment inquiry, seeking documents related to US President Donald Trump’s decision to withhold military assistance from Ukraine.  The subpoenas follow a whistleblower’s allegations that Trump leveraged $400 million in aid to secure a … Read More

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US diplomats to testify about Trump-Ukraine efforts as Democrats build impe...

10 October, 2019 11:32 am 11:32 am

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A parade of US diplomats will head to Capitol Hill for closed-door testimony this week as Democrats build their impeachment case against President Donald Trump, while the White House considers ways to slow down the process. The interviews could yield more fodder for Democrats’ impeachment drive over a whistleblower’s allegations that Trump … Read More

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State Department has responded to congressional request for documents :Pomp...

10 October, 2019 9:07 am 9:07 am

ATHENS (Reuters) – The US State Department has issued an initial response to a Democratic-controlled congressional committee’s request for documents related to the impeachment investigation of President Donald Trump, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said. The US House of Representatives Foreign Affairs Committee issued a subpoena on Sept. 27 for Pompeo, a close Trump ally, … Read More

White House pressed for files as impeachment probe against Trump intensifie...

10 October, 2019 4:54 am 4:54 am

WASHINGTON – The White House has been asked by the Democratic lawmakers to provide turn over documents related to allegations that President Donald Trump pressured Ukraine for political favors, as the explosive impeachment investigation against the US leader intensified. The congressional committees leading the probe cranked up the heat on the White House as evidence … Read More


Democrats subpoena Trump’s lawyer Giuliani for Ukraine documents amid...

10 October, 2019 5:39 am 5:39 am

WASHINGTON –  US congressional committees subpoenaed president Donald Trump’s personal lawyer, former New York mayor Rudy Giuliani, for documents related to his dealings with Ukraine as Trump attacked the Democratic lawmaker on Monday for spearheading the impeachment inquiry As Trump lashed out at Democratic congressman Adam Schiff, suggesting he should be arrested for “treason,” a … Read More


Israel bars two US women Democrats under pressure from Trump

08 August, 2019 3:03 am 3:03 am

JERUSALEM/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday barred US Democratic congresswomen Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar from making a planned trip to Israel, shortly after US President Donald Trump called on his ally not to let them in. Tlaib and Omar, the first two Muslim women elected to Congress, are members of their … Read More

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Trump billionaire friend aimed to profit from Mideast nuclear deal: Democra...

07 July, 2019 9:33 am 9:33 am

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Tom Barrack, a billionaire friend of US President Donald Trump, pursued a plan to buy Westinghouse Electric Corp even as he lobbied Trump to become a special envoy to promote the building by the firm of nuclear power plants in Saudi Arabia, said a congressional report released. While Barrack failed in both … Read More

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Democrats take aim as Trump abandons drug pricing plan

07 July, 2019 9:50 am 9:50 am

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Democrats see US President Donald Trump becoming increasingly vulnerable to criticism about healthcare costs after the administration’s decision to scrap a proposal to lower drug prices, and 2020 White House candidates are rushing to seize the spotlight on the issue. The debate over the future of the American healthcare system has become … Read More

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Democrats fight over healthcare in first US presidential debate

06 June, 2019 8:42 am 8:42 am

MIAMI (Reuters) – Democratic presidential contenders battled over healthcare coverage during their first debate on Wednesday, reflecting the party’s divisions on whether to abolish private insurance and shift to a Medicare-for-All system. In a surprisingly heated first round of back-to-back debates featuring 10 candidates each night, several contenders also clashed over border policy as some … Read More

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Democrats ramp up pressure on Trump as Pelosi accuses Barr of ‘crime&...

05 May, 2019 10:33 am 10:33 am

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Democrats intensified their pressure on President Donald Trump’s administration on Thursday as U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi accused Attorney General William Barr of committing a crime by lying to lawmakers and a key committee chairman threatened to hold Barr in contempt of Congress. Even as Democratic lawmakers accused the Trump administration of … Read More

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Democrats make legal bid for all Russia probe evidence, Trump poll numbers ...

04 April, 2019 8:11 am 8:11 am

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Congressional Democrats took legal action to gain access to all of US Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s evidence from his inquiry into Russian meddling in the 2016 election, as the probe’s findings dented President Donald Trump’s poll ratings. The number of Americans who approve of Trump dropped by 3 percentage points to the … Read More

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White House defers on Mueller’s report release

03 March, 2019 10:41 pm 10:41 pm

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The White House said on Monday it was up to the Justice Department to decide whether detailed findings from Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation will be released, a day after the top US law enforcement official said President Donald Trump had been cleared of any conspiracy with Moscow. Mueller wrapped up … Read More