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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Democratic Party sued the Russian government, U.S. President Donald Trump’s campaign and WikiLeaks on Friday, charging that they carried out a wide-ranging conspiracy to influence the 2016 U.S. presidential election. In its federal lawsuit in Manhattan, the Democratic National Committee said that top officials in Trump’s campaign conspired with the Russian
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – A federal judge on Friday signaled possible shortcomings in a request by Donald Trump’s personal lawyer to delay adult-film actress Stormy Daniels’ lawsuit over her alleged affair with the U.S. president, but stopped short of putting it on hold. U.S. President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer Michael Cohen leaves federal court in
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SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – A U.S. appeals court on Thursday upheld an injunction blocking the U.S. Justice Department from denying public safety grants to so-called sanctuary cities that limit cooperation with the Trump administration’s crackdown on illegal immigration. U.S. President Donald Trump boards Air Force One after visiting the Joint Interagency Task Force South (JIATF
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(Reuters) – A federal judge on Wednesday found Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach in contempt of court for disobeying her order not to enforce the state’s disputed proof-of-citizenship voter registration law while the court weighed its legality. FILE PHOTO: Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach talks about the Kansas voter ID law that he
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Dozens of Democratic U.S. Senators on Wednesday introduced a resolution calling for Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt to resign on allegations of ethics lapses. FILE PHOTO: Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt speaks during an interview with Reuters journalists in Washington, U.S., January 9, 2018. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque/File Photo Those relate to
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Four U.S. senators on Wednesday urged the U.S. Homeland Security Department (DHS) to disclose additional information about unusual cellular surveillance activity that has been detected around the nation’s capital. The Washington Monument stands in Washington, D.C., U.S., September 11, 2017. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts The senators – Ron Wyden and Ed Markey, both Democrats,
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UNITED NATIONS/WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (Reuters) – U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley fired back at White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow on Tuesday over his remarks that she may have been confused over Washington’s plans to impose more sanctions on Russia. “With all due respect, I don’t get confused,” Haley, a member
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Pressure grew in the U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday to debate legislation protecting young undocumented immigrants from deportation, in a challenge to President Donald Trump, who has declared as “dead” an existing program allowing them to legally study and work in the United States. Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-WI)
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SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – White House cyber security coordinator Rob Joyce will leave his post and return to the National Security Agency, a White House official said on Monday. FILE PHOTO: The National Security Agency (NSA) headquarters is seen in Fort Meade, Maryland, U.S. February 14, 2018. REUTERS/Sait Serkan Gurbuz “Joyce is three months past
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday he would nominate Richard Clarida, an economist who advises fund manager Pimco, and Michelle Bowman, a Kansas banking regulator, for two key positions at the U.S. Federal Reserve. FILE PHOTO: A contender to be named vice chair of the U.S. Federal Reserve, Richard Clarida, managing
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Former FBI director James Comey said in an ABC News interview on Sunday that U.S. President Donald Trump is a dangerous, “morally unfit” leader doing “tremendous damage” to institutional and cultural norms. Comey, fired by Trump in May last year, was worried the president may be open to blackmail by Russia given
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump hurled a new set of insults on James Comey on Sunday, challenging accusations the former FBI director makes in a tell-all book that is due for release this week, and insisting that he never pressed Comey to be loyal to him. “Slippery James Comey, a man who always
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(Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer Michael Cohen on Saturday denied a media report that the special counsel investigating alleged Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election has evidence Cohen visited Prague that year. U.S. President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer Michael Cohen exits a hotel in New York City, U.S., April 13, 2018.
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WASHINGTON/TOKYO (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump said the United States would only join the Trans Pacific Partnership, a multinational trade deal his administration walked away from last year, if it offered “substantially better” terms than those provided under previous negotiations. His comments, made on Twitter late Thursday, came only hours after he had unexpectedly
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer arranged for a $1.6 million payment to a Playboy Playmate to keep secret her sexual relationship with Republican fundraiser and Trump ally Elliott Broidy, during which she became pregnant, a person familiar with the matter said on Friday. U.S. President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer Michael Cohen
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(Reuters) – Missouri Governor Eric Greitens, charged with criminal invasion of privacy in connection with an admitted extramarital affair, faced mounting pressure to resign on Thursday after lawmakers presented detailed allegations of abuse and blackmail from the woman involved. FILE PHOTO: Missouri Governor Eric Greitens appears in a police booking photo in St. Louis, Missouri,
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Trump administration has nearly completed a long-awaited Israeli-Palestinian peace plan but is still struggling to decide how and when to roll it out, a senior White House official said, acknowledging that Washington faces a “disconnect” with Palestinians over its planned U.S. embassy move to Jerusalem. A general view shows the Israel-Gaza
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Mick Mulvaney, head of the U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), is due to face lawmakers on Wednesday who want to know why he has dropped cases against payday lenders and pulled back from regulating the market for small-dollar loans. White House budget director Mick Mulvaney and White House director of legislative
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