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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



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Three ministers throw weight behind Brexit delay to stop no-deal

02 February, 2019 8:06 am 8:06 am

LONDON (Reuters) – Three cabinet ministers publicly indicated they will back plans to delay Brexit if MPs vote down Prime Minister Theresa May’s plan for a new deal with the European Union. Business minister Greg Clark, work and pensions minister Amber Rudd, and justice minister David Gauke signalled in a Daily Mail column that they … Read More



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More time needed, May returns to parliament for Brexit

02 February, 2019 11:32 pm 11:32 pm

LONDON (Reuters) – British Prime Minister Theresa May returns to parliament to seek renewed backing for her plan to renegotiate her Brexit deal with Brussels, just weeks before the March 29 leave date and amid warnings over the risk of a disorderly exit. While Thursday’s vote is symbolic, it could again become the focus for … Read More



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Trump cancels US delegation to Davos forum: Sarah

01 January, 2019 8:04 am 8:04 am

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump has canceled his delegation’s trip to the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, next week due to the partial US government shutdown, according to a statement released by Press Secretary Sarah Sanders. Trump, who attended last year’s Davos event, had planned to go again this year but pulled out … Read More



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Spike Lee joins The Killers for protest video over Trump's planned wall

Spike Lee joins The Killers for protest video over Trump’s planned wa...

01 January, 2019 10:15 pm 10:15 pm

LONDON (Reuters) – Rockers The Killers have teamed up with film director Spike Lee to make the music video for their latest song, “Land Of The Free”, a protest against President Donald Trump’s planned wall on the US-Mexican border. The “Do the Right Thing” and “Malcom X” director was given full creative rein to make … Read More



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US Government shutdown breaks record, with no end in sight

01 January, 2019 8:06 am 8:06 am

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A partial US government shutdown over President Donald Trump’s demand for $5.7 billion to build a wall along the US-Mexico border entered its 22nd day , making it the longest shuttering of federal agencies in US history, with no end in sight. Trump, holed up in the White House with Congress adjourned … Read More



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US lawmakers demand accountability for killing of Saudi journalist

01 January, 2019 10:15 am 10:15 am

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – US lawmakers called  for Washington to hold Saudi Arabia accountable for the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi at one of the country’s consulates in Turkey and vowed that Congress would act if the Trump administration did not. More than a dozen senators and members of the House of Representatives, including both Democrats … Read More



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Trump threatens years-long government shutdown, emergency powers to build w...

01 January, 2019 8:04 am 8:04 am

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump threatened to keep the US government partially shut for months or years after he and Democratic leaders failed to resolve their dispute over Trump’s request for $5.6 billion (4.4 billion pounds) to build a wall on the Mexican border. After Democratic congressional leaders refused Trump’s requests at a meeting … Read More



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On first day in power, House Democrats challenge Trump to end shutdown

01 January, 2019 10:13 am 10:13 am

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Democrats wasted no time flexing their new power in the U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday by approving legislation backed by new Speaker Nancy Pelosi that would end a 13-day partial government shutdown, ignoring President Donald Trump’s demand for $5 billion for a border wall. The White House on Thursday issued a … Read More



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