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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump and a senior U.S. House Democrat tightened the screws on U.S. Attorney General William Barr on Friday over the Mueller report, making new demands on him after an already tough week for the Justice Department chief. FILE PHOTO: House Judiciary Committee Chair Jerry Nadler (D-NY) chairs a House Judiciary
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. State Department allowed at least seven foreign governments to rent luxury condominiums in New York’s Trump World Tower in 2017 without approval from Congress, according to documents and people familiar with the leases, a potential violation of the U.S. Constitution’s emoluments clause. The 90-story Manhattan building, part of the real
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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
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FILE PHOTO: Likely Democratic U.S. presidential candidate U.S. Senator Michael Bennet (D-CO) speaks at the North America’s Building Trades Unions (NABTU) 2019 legislative conference in Washington, U.S., April 10, 2019. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas/File Photo WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Senator Michael Bennet of Colorado, whose political career has centered on improving the American education system, on Thursday
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The former head of White House security clearances told congressional investigators on Wednesday he was never instructed to change a security clearance determination by anyone at the White House, a source familiar with his closed-door interview said. FILE PHOTO: The U.S. Capitol is shown after the U.S. government reopened with about 800,000
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Attorney General William Barr will face pointed questions on Wednesday about his handling of the special counsel’s report on Russia’s role in the 2016 election when he testifies before Congress amid accusations he misrepresented the document’s findings. FILE PHOTO: U.S. Attorney General William Barr testifies before a Senate Appropriations Subcommittee hearing on
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White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders talks to reporters at the White House in Washington, U.S., April 29, 2019. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Trump administration is working to designate the Muslim Brotherhood a foreign terrorist organization, the White House said on Tuesday, which would bring sanctions against Egypt’s oldest Islamist movement. “The president has
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FILE PHOTO: U.S. Attorney General William Barr speaks at a news conference to discuss Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report on Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential race, in Washington, U.S., April 18, 2019. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst/File Photo WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler said on Monday that Attorney General William Barr
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – New York’s governor assailed President Donald Trump on Monday for backing the National Rifle Association in its dispute with the state, accusing the U.S. leader of being afraid of the powerful gun lobby. A man looks through the sights of a .50 caliber rifle at the Ohio Ordinance Works during the National
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FILE PHOTO – U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke speaks at a rally in Los Angeles, California, U.S., April 27, 2019. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke attacked the close ties between Republican President Donald Trump and Fox News on Sunday, saying the White House has “free rein, almost”
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INDIANAPOLIS (Reuters) – Retired U.S. Marine Lieutenant Colonel Oliver North will step down as president of the National Rifle Association, North said on Saturday, adding he was being forced out due to his allegations that NRA leaders engaged in financial improprieties. NRA President Lt Col Oliver North addresses the 148th National Rifle Association (NRA) annual
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SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Democratic presidential hopeful John Hickenlooper, a two-time former governor of Colorado, called on Friday for beefing up U.S. anti-trust laws, part of a business-friendly yet progressive agenda he hopes will set him apart among 20 candidates seeking the party’s presidential nomination. FILE PHOTO: Former Gov. John Hickenlooper (D-CO) speaks at the
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – U.S. congressman Seth Moulton, one of 20 Democrats running for president, criticized rivals Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren on Friday, saying they were so liberal they risked handing President Donald Trump a second White House term. FILE PHOTO – Democratic 2020 U.S. presidential candidate and U.S. Representative Seth Moulton (D-MA) reacts
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The White House will let a congressional committee interview a former staffer about security clearances, according to media reports, after a top U.S. House Republican sought to defuse tensions between House Democrats and the Trump administration. FILE PHOTO: Rep. Jim Jordan, (R-OH) speaks as the U.S. House of Representatives Judiciary Committee debates
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SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Reuters) – Democratic presidential hopeful John Hickenlooper, a former governor of Colorado, will release an anti-monopoly plan in California on Friday that could challenge the dominance of such companies as Amazon and Google, his campaign told Reuters. FILE PHOTO: U.S. 2020 Democratic presidential candidate and former Governor of Colorado John Hickenlooper (D-CO), speaks
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The White House is refusing to allow President Donald Trump’s top immigration aide to testify to Congress about the administration’s immigration policies, its latest salvo against oversight efforts by Democratic lawmakers. White House adviser Stephen Miller walks across the tarmac to board Air Force One as he departs Washington with U.S. President
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