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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. senators sought to end a partial month-long government shutdown through a temporary funding bill on Thursday, but President Donald Trump demanded a “down payment” for a border wall that Democrats reject. After the Republican-led Senate failed to advance two measures to reopen shuttered agencies, Democratic and Republican lawmakers spoke on the
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FILE PHOTO: Michael Cohen, U.S. President Donald Trump’s former personal attorney, exits the United States Courthouse after sentencing at the Manhattan borough of New York City, New York, U.S., December 12, 2018. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid/File Photo WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Senate Intelligence Committee on Thursday subpoenaed President Donald Trump’s former lawyer Michael Cohen to testify, a
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FILE PHOTO: U.S. Representative Elijah Cummings (D-MD) speaks with reporters after meeting with President Donald Trump about prescription drug prices at the White House in Washington, U.S., March 8, 2017. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Elijah Cummings, the Democratic chairman of the powerful U.S. House Oversight Committee, said on Wednesday that his panel would take
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A top Democratic lawmaker warned U.S. Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker on Tuesday not to dodge questions about the Russia investigation when he testifies before the House Judiciary Committee, and provided him with a list of prepared questions before the congressional hearing. FILE PHOTO: Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker speaks to state
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U.S. Vice President Mike Pence speaks during the Missile Defense Review announcement at the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia, U.S., January 17, 2019. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Vice President Mike Pence issued a video message of support to Venezuelans on Tuesday to encourage those who are protesting against President Nicolas Maduro and underline U.S.
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FILE PHOTO: A Transportation Security Administration (TSA) agent screens passengers at a security checkpoint at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport amid the partial federal government shutdown, in Atlanta, Georgia, U.S., January 18, 2019. REUTERS/Elijah Nouvelage WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Transportation Security Administration said Monday that unscheduled absences among the more than 50,000 U.S. airport security officers
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump proposed an immigration deal on Saturday in a bid to end a 29-day partial government shutdown, after House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi and other leading Democrats had already said they rejected the plan. Trump stuck to his demand that $5.7 billion for this year to fund a
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ANKARA (Reuters) – U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham said on Saturday he hoped President Donald Trump would slow the U.S. withdrawal from Syria until Islamic State is destroyed, warning that, if not thought through, the pullout can create an “Iraq on steroids”. U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham gestures during a news conference in Ankara, Turkey, January 19,
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – In a victory for President Donald Trump, the U.S. Senate on Wednesday rejected legislation to keep sanctions on companies linked to Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska, including aluminum firm Rusal (0486.HK). FILE PHOTO: National flags of Russia and the U.S. fly at Vnukovo International Airport in Moscow, Russia April 11, 2017. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov/File
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FILE PHOTO: A U.S military vehicle travels in the town of Amuda, northern Syria April 29, 2017. REUTERS/Rodi Said/File Photo WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump has been briefed on the situation in Syria, White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders said in a statement on Wednesday after a blast struck near a U.S.-led coalition patrol
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U.S. Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker listens as U.S. President Donald Trump holds a meeting about border security with state, local and community leaders in the Cabinet Room at the White House in Washington, U.S., January 11, 2019. REUTERS/Leah Millis/File Photo WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker, whose unorthodox appointment by President
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