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FILE PHOTO – U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin testifies before a Senate Appropriations subcommittee on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S. May 15, 2019. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said on Friday that he would not meet a congressional demand for six years of President Donald Trump’s tax returns, all but
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden has shown surprising strength in the first three weeks of his campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination, prompting a persistent question: Can anyone stop him? FILE PHOTO: Democratic 2020 U.S. presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden orders coffee and a muffin during a campaign
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump on Thursday proposed overhauling the U.S. immigration system to favor young, educated, English-speaking applicants instead of people with family ties to Americans, a plan that faces an uphill battle in Congress but gives Trump an issue for his 2020 re-election campaign. Trump’s plan, roundly panned by Democrats and immigration
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday began a marathon reading of the redacted version of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s 448-page assessment of Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee Jerry Nadler takes part in a marathon reading of the redacted (Mueller) Report on
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FILE PHOTO: Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) listens to testimony during a mark up hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., March 26, 2019. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts/File Photo WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Democratic-led U.S. House Judiciary Committee on Tuesday unveiled a probe of the Trump administration’s moves to curtail the federal government’s
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Democratic leaders on Monday rallied behind a freshman lawmaker on Monday after President Donald Trump and other Republicans attacked her over comments about the Holocaust and Palestinians. FILE PHOTO – U.S. Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) listens during a House Oversight and Government Reform hearing on the “Trump Administration’s Response to the
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Democrats are reluctant to impeach U.S. President Donald Trump, but he may provoke such a move by continuing to obstruct Congress’ efforts to oversee his administration, a senior Democratic lawmaker said on Sunday. U.S. President Donald Trump waves as he addresses the National Rifle Association-Institute for Legislative Action’s (NRA-ILA) 148th annual meeting
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Richard Neal on Friday subpoenaed President Donald Trump’s tax returns, giving the U.S. Treasury and Internal Revenue Service one week to turn over the tax records. FILE PHOTO – U.S. President Donald Trump addresses the ‘Face-to-Face With Our Future’ event at the White House in
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A senior Democratic lawmaker has suggested fines of $25,000 a day for contempt on U.S. officials who stonewall congressional investigations of President Donald Trump and his administration. FILE PHOTO: The U.S. Attorney General and heads of the U.S. congressional committees pursuing investigations focusing on President Donald Trump are seen in a combination
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Congressional Democrats, faced with blanket opposition to their oversight probes by President Donald Trump, are considering more contempt citations against administration officials who defy their subpoenas, a leading Democrat said on Friday. FILE PHOTO: Special Counsel Robert Mueller (R) departs after briefing members of the U.S. Senate on his investigation into potential
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NEW YORK (Reuters) – The U.S. Census Bureau official tasked with managing the massive technology infrastructure underpinning the 2020 census has switched roles, leaving a vacancy in an important spot less than a year before the count. FILE PHOTO: Balloons decorate an event for community activists and local government leaders to mark the one-year-out launch
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FILE PHOTO: Deputy Secretary of the U.S. Department of Transportation Jeffrey Rosen is shown in Washington, D.C., in this undated photo obtained February 19, 2019. U.S. Department of Transportation/Handout via REUTERS WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee voted on Thursday to approve President Donald Trump’s Deputy Attorney General nominee Jeffrey Rosen, an action
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