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FILE PHOTO: U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell speaks to the news media after the weekly Republican Party caucus lunch meeting at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, U.S., June 25, 2019. REUTERS/Leah Millis/File Photo WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell said on Tuesday public debate should be on ideas, not personal attacks,
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(Reuters) – Former Democratic U.S. Representative Beto O’Rourke raised a lackluster $3.6 million for his struggling presidential campaign in the second quarter of the year, his campaign said on Monday. FILE PHOTO: Democratic 2020 U.S. presidential candidate and former U.S. Representative Beto O’Rourke speaks during a campaign stop in Manchester, New Hampshire, U.S., July 13,
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(Reuters) – A proposal to prevent big technology companies from functioning as financial institutions or issuing digital currencies has been circulated for discussion by the Democratic majority that leads the House Financial Services Committee, according to a copy of the draft legislation seen by Reuters. Small toy figures are seen on representations of virtual currency
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FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump delivers remarks on supporting the passage of the U.S.-Mexico-Canada (USMCA) trade deal during a visit to Derco Aerospace Inc., a Lockheed Martin subsidiary, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, U.S., July 12, 2019. REUTERS/Carlos Barria WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump on Sunday told a group of mostly American-born Democratic congresswomen
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YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (Reuters) – U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand rolled through Pennsylvania, Ohio and Michigan last week on a bus emblazoned with “He broke it, we’ll fix it,” as part of a campaign tour highlighting what she called President Donald Trump’s “broken promises” to the region. FILE PHOTO: Senator Kirsten Gillibrand speaks during the second night
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Two U.S. House committees will delay former Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s planned July 17 testimony for one week to allow lawmakers to question him for a longer period of time, the committees said on Friday. FILE PHOTO: U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller makes a statement on his investigation into Russian interference in
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WASHINGTON/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – President Donald Trump plans to meet with prominent conservative social media figures on Thursday at a White House forum where he is set to reiterate frustrations with big tech firms for allegedly suppressing conservative voices. FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump delivers remarks before signing an executive order on “advancing kidney
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U.S. Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta makes a statement on his involvement in a non-prosecution agreement with financier Jeffrey Epstein, who has now been charged with sex trafficking in underage girls, during a news conference at the Labor Department in Washington, U.S., July 10, 2019. REUTERS/Leah Millis WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Labor Secretary Alex Acosta on
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A staff member removes the Iranian flag from the stage after a group picture with foreign ministers and representatives of the U.S., Iran, China, Russia, Britain, Germany, France and the European Union during the Iran nuclear talks at the Vienna International Center in Vienna, Austria July 14, 2015. To match Analysis USA-ELECTION/IRAN REUTERS/Carlos Barria/File Photo
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(Reuters) – Russian-born real estate developer Felix Sater, who worked on a proposed Trump Tower project in Moscow, testified on Tuesday before the U.S. House of Representatives Intelligence Committee, but a panel spokesman said he had not fully cooperated. Sater said he spoke “fully and completely” about the unbuilt Moscow tower, which Donald Trump pursued
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump boasted about his administration’s environmental record on Monday, saying America can lead the world in fighting pollution at the same time it is promoting fossil fuels, in a speech green groups derided as “utter fantasy.” U.S. President Donald Trump speaks about his administration’s environmental policy in the East
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NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) – Joining several other Democrats targeting black voters this weekend with economic proposals, presidential hopeful Pete Buttigieg released a policy on Sunday aimed at helping minorities start businesses. FILE PHOTO: South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg speaks during the second night of the first Democratic presidential candidates debate in Miami, Florida, U.S. June
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A U.S. congressman who is leaving the Republican Party said on Sunday that President Donald Trump’s personal attacks against critics intimidate others in the party from speaking out against him, but said, “It doesn’t scare me.” FILE PHOTO: U.S. Representative Justin Amash (R-MI), who recently tweeted his view that the Mueller report
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FILE PHOTO – Homeland Security Committee Chairman Bennie Thompson (D-MS) listens to testimony from Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen during a House Homeland Security Committee hearing on “The Way Forward on Border Security” on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., March 6, 2019. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The chairman of a U.S. House
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