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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: Special Counsel Robert Mueller departs after briefing the U.S. House
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Democratic candidate Kyrsten Sinema speaks to supporters after officially winning the U.S. Senate race at the Omni Montelucia resort in Scottsdale, Arizona, U.S., November 12, 2018. REUTERS/Caitlin O’Hara (Reuters) – Democrat Kyrsten Sinema defeated Republican Martha McSally to win a close U.S. Senate race in Arizona after last Tuesday’s elections, in a Senate pickup for
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FILE PHOTO: Chief of Staff to the Attorney General Matthew Whitaker attends a roundtable discussion with foreign liaison officers at the Justice Department in Washington, U.S., August 29, 2018. REUTERS/Allison Shelley/File Photo (Reuters) – San Francisco’s city attorney on Monday questioned the recent appointment of a new acting Attorney General, saying in a letter to
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – When Democrats take control of the U.S. House they plan to investigate the Trump administration’s decision to try to block AT&T Inc (T.N) from acquiring Time Warner, and whether officials sought to punish Amazon.com Inc (AMZN.O) by prodding the U.S. Post Office to hike shipping prices for the world’s largest e-commerce company,
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump on Friday effectively suspended the granting of asylum to migrants who cross the U.S.-Mexico border illegally, seeking fresh ways to block thousands of Central Americans traveling in caravans from entering the United States. The order, which goes into effect on Saturday, means that migrants will have to present themselves
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Senate Democrats are considering legal action over President Donald Trump’s appointment of a new acting attorney general, congressional sources said on Friday, as some outside experts called the move unconstitutional. Trump on Wednesday named Matthew Whitaker to replace former Attorney General Jeff Sessions, who was forced out after months of attacks
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump’s pick for acting attorney general, Matt Whitaker, is a close friend of Trump’s 2016 election campaign co-chair, and a former government ethics chief said the friendship makes Whitaker unable to oversee impartially a politically charged investigation into the campaign. FILE PHOTO: Chief of Staff to the Attorney General Matthew
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Congressional Democrats on Thursday demanded emergency hearings in the U.S. House of Representatives to investigate President Donald Trump’s ouster of Attorney General Jeff Sessions, calling the move an effort to undermine a federal probe into Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. election. FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump and Attorney General Jeff
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FILE PHOTO: European Commission First Vice-President Frans Timmermans attends a debate at the European Parliament in Strasbourg, France, October 2, 2018. REUTERS/Vincent Kessler/File Photo BRUSSELS (Reuters) – The European Union’s deputy chief executive hailed Democratic victories in the U.S. midterm elections in comments that took a clear swipe at what he called “rudeness” and “racism”
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SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Russian actors believed to be connected to the government have been actively involved in spreading divisive content and promoting extreme themes in the run-up to Tuesday’s U.S. mid-term elections, but they are working harder to hide their tracks, according to government investigators, academics and security firms. FILE PHOTO: A view shows
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FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump rallies with supporters in Chattanooga, Tennessee, U.S. November 4, 2018. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst The following statements were posted to the verified personal Twitter account of U.S. President Donald Trump (@realDonaldTrump) The opinions expressed are his own. Reuters has not edited the statements or confirmed their accuracy. @realDonaldTrump : – John James, running
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BELGRADE, Mont./ATLANTA (Reuters) – President Donald Trump touted U.S. economic growth and painted a grim picture on immigration in rallies with Republican candidates before Tuesday’s elections as Democratic former Vice President Joe Biden urged voters to reject division. In the latest injection of racial tensions into the campaigns, a wave of automated calls using racist
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. congressional candidates hammered into the homestretch of a bruising campaign season on Saturday, with Democrats focused on protecting a 2010 healthcare law while President Donald Trump touted economic growth and sounded dire warnings on immigration. A general view of autumn foliage at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, U.S. November 2, 2018.
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The following statements were posted to the verified personal Twitter account of U.S. President Donald Trump (@realDonaldTrump) U.S. President Donald Trump addresses a campaign rally at Huntington Tri-State Airport in Huntington, West Virginia, U.S., November 2, 2018. REUTERS/Carlos Barria The opinions expressed are his own. Reuters has not edited the statements or confirmed their accuracy. @realDonaldTrump :
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