Politics

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Trump administration remained insistent on hardline immigration measures on Thursday as the U.S. Senate prepared to vote on various legislative proposals to protect young “Dreamer” immigrants and to tighten border security. In a statement overnight, the Department of Homeland Security dismissed what some thought was the bill most likely to win
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Congressional Democrats introduced legislation on Wednesday that would provide more than $1 billion to boost cyber security of U.S. voting systems, and Vice President Mike Pence defended the administration’s efforts to protect polls from hackers. The measure followed warnings on Tuesday from U.S. intelligence officials that midterm races in November are likely
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – The United States government doubled its financial support for solar power projects overseas last year under a climate-friendly investment policy written in the last days of the Obama administration, according to a Reuters review of government documents. The growing U.S. support for foreign solar projects comes despite an ongoing federal investigation
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Leaders of U.S. intelligence agencies warned on Tuesday that Russia will try to interfere in the 2018 U.S. midterm elections by using social media to spread propaganda and misleading reports, much as it did in the 2016 campaign. Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats told a congressional committee that Russia and other
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday he would push for a “reciprocal tax” against countries, including U.S. allies, that levy tariffs on American products, but officials did not provide details on how such a tax would be structured or what goods it would apply to. During his populist 2016 presidential campaign,
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CAIRO (Reuters) – U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Monday that department employees must step in and intervene if they witness sexual harassment, one day after U.S. President Donald Trump expressed sympathy for those accused of harassment and not given due process. Tillerson said all State Department employees would undergo mandatory training to
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A classified memo by congressional Democrats related to investigations of Russian influence in the 2016 U.S. presidential election is “very political and long” and must be “heavily redacted” before it could be released, President Donald Trump said on Twitter on Saturday. The release of the memo was blocked by Trump on Friday,
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(Reuters) – Republican leaders in Pennsylvania’s legislature submitted a plan for redrawing the state’s congressional districts just hours before Friday’s court-ordered deadline, but Democratic Governor Tom Wolf questioned whether the proposal will pass legal muster. The newly-drawn political map was ordered on Jan. 22 by the state Supreme Court, which invalidated the existing congressional district
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(Reuters) – The U.S. Congress failed to pass a stopgap funding measure to avert a government shutdown before a midnight deadline on Thursday, technically triggering the start of a shutdown. The shutdown may be brief if the Senate and House of Representatives move quickly in the early morning hours of Friday, possibly ending before the
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