(Reuters) – The U.S. House and Senate will try to resolve their conflicting versions of an emergency funding bill on Thursday to address worsening humanitarian conditions for migrant children and families on the U.S.-Mexico border. A general view shows the U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s Border Patrol station facilities in Clint, Texas, June 25, 2019.
WASHINGTON/ANCHORAGE, Alaska (Reuters) – President Donald Trump dismissed the first Democratic debate as “BORING” on Wednesday night and declared himself above the fray even as his campaign team kept a close eye on the battle to find a challenger to take on Trump in 2020. U.S. President Donald Trump arrives to speak at the Faith
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Senate on Wednesday approved a $4.6 billion bill to address the migrant surge at the border with Mexico, setting up a negotiation with the House of Representatives and President Donald Trump over the funds and how they should be spent. FILE PHOTO: Migrants from Central America cross the Rio Bravo
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States hopes to re-launch trade talks with China after President Donald Trump and President Xi Jinping meet in Japan on Saturday, but Washington will not accept any conditions around the U.S. use of tariffs in the dispute, a senior administration official said on Tuesday. FILE PHOTO: China’s President Xi Jinping,
MIAMI (Reuters) – On the eve of the first Democratic presidential debate, U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren, rising in public opinion polls, slammed President Donald Trump’s posture toward Iran at a raucous town hall on Tuesday. Democratic candidate for president Sen. Elizabeth Warren speaks at We Decide: 2020 Election Membership Forum, an event put on by
NEW YORK (Reuters) – Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell on Tuesday said the U.S. central bank is “insulated from short-term political pressures,” and that its policymakers are wrestling with whether to cut interest rates as President Donald Trump has demanded. “The Fed is insulated from short-term political pressures -what is often referred to as our
FILE PHOTO: U.S. Attorney General William Barr speaks at the FBI National Academy Graduation Ceremony in Quantico, Virginia, U.S., June 7, 2019 REUTERS/Tom Brenner WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. House Oversight and Reform Committee on Tuesday moved to hold two top Trump administration officials in contempt of Congress for defying lawmakers investigating the addition of
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Acting U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper will be ready to update European allies on tensions with Iran as he heads to NATO headquarters this week during his inaugural trip as Pentagon chief, a senior U.S. official said. U.S. acting Secretary of Defense Mark Esper arrives for the first day in his new
RIYADH/DUBAI (Reuters) – U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo discussed Iran and maritime security with rich Gulf Arab allies during a trip to the region on Monday after President Donald Trump called off a military strike to retaliate for Tehran’s downing of a U.S. drone. U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo meets with Saudi Arabia’s
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Democrat running as the “climate change candidate” in the 2020 presidential election laid out a strategy on Monday for weaning the United States off fossil fuels that includes banning drilling on public lands and ending crude oil exports just as the country is poised to become the world’s biggest producer. Democratic
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A U.S. House of Representatives panel warned in a letter it could subpoena the testimony of Kellyanne Conway, a senior adviser to President Donald Trump, if she does not appear at a scheduled hearing this week. FILE PHOTO: White House senior advisor Kellyanne Conway with Stephanie Grisham, spokesperson for first lady Melania
FILE PHOTO: Pennsylvania Congressman Joe Sestak talks to reporters at the Capitol in Washington May 28, 2010. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque/File Photo WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Former U.S. Representative Joe Sestak said on Sunday that he would seek the Democratic nomination for president, becoming the party’s 25th candidate vying to challenge Republican President Donald Trump in the 2020
FILE PHOTO: Iranian President Hassan Rouhani speaks during a meeting with tribal leaders in Kerbala, Iraq, March 12, 2019. REUTERS/Abdullah Dhiaa Al-Deen/File Photo DUBAI (Reuters) – President Hassan Rouhani on Sunday accused the United States of stoking tensions in the Gulf through what Iran has called the violation of its airspace by a U.S. military
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump said on Saturday he would postpone mass deportation raids for two weeks as he seeks compromise with Democratic leaders on immigration issues. The president was under pressure from Democrats to call off the roundup, which was expected to target families in up to 10 U.S. cities on Sunday.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Club for Growth, a conservative political group, will launch new attack ads against Democratic presidential front-runner Joe Biden targeting his past statements about race that will run during his first debate appearance next week. FILE PHOTO: Democratic 2020 U.S. presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden speaks at an event at