FILE PHOTO: Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell arrives for a news conference following a two-day Federal Open Market Committee meeting in Washington, U.S., June 19, 2019. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque/File Photo (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump believes that he has the authority to replace Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell and demote him to be a board
(Reuters) – U.S. immigration authorities want to deport recently arrived families who are in the United States illegally to discourage the surging numbers of Central Americans arriving from Mexico, a government official leading the effort said on Wednesday. FILE PHOTO: Migrants from Central America form a human chain to cross the Rio Bravo river to enter
ORLANDO, Fla. (Reuters) – President Donald Trump formally launched his 2020 re-election campaign on Tuesday by presenting himself as the same political insurgent who shook up the Washington establishment four years ago and who is now a victim of an attempted ouster by Democrats. At a packed rally at an arena in Orlando, Florida, Trump
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan said on Tuesday he had withdrawn from consideration to head the U.S. military as reports of domestic violence in his family surfaced, stoking uncertainty about the leadership of the Pentagon as tensions with Iran rise. Shanahan said he made the decision, announced first by U.S. President Donald
FILE PHOTO: Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov speaks during a news conference in Moscow, Russia February 7, 2019. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russia told the United States on Tuesday to drop what it called provocative plans to deploy more troops to the Middle East and to cease actions that looked like a conscious
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration on Monday cut hundreds of millions of dollars in aid to El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras, after Trump blasted the three countries because thousands of their citizens had sought asylum at the U.S. border with Mexico. Migrants from Central America walk on a highway during their journey
(Reuters) – Justice Clarence Thomas on Monday urged the U.S. Supreme Court to feel less bound to upholding precedent, advancing a view that if adopted by enough of his fellow justices could result in more past decisions being overruled, perhaps including the landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade decision that legalized abortion nationwide. FILE PHOTO: U.S.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A senior Democrat on a congressional panel seeking President Donald Trump’s tax returns warned on Saturday that the current Congress may not see the long-sought tax documents without launching an impeachment inquiry. FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump arrives for an event on healthcare coverage options for small businesses and workers in
CHARLESTON, S.C. (Reuters) – Four of the two dozen Democrats vying for their party’s 2020 U.S. presidential nomination appeared at a Black Economic Alliance forum in Charleston, South Carolina, on Saturday, with an eye on the key role black voters will play in the early-voting state. FILE PHOTO: U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Mayor Pete Buttigieg
FILE PHOTO: President Donald Trump waves as he walks near the White House in the inaugural parade after being sworn in as the 45th President of the United States, Friday, Jan. 20, 2017, in Washington. REUTERS/Evan Vucci/Pool WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Trump administration and Congress still owe the District of Columbia government $7 million for
CHARLESTON, S.C. (Reuters) – Four of the two dozen Democrats vying for the party’s 2020 U.S. presidential nomination will appear at a Black Economic Alliance forum in Charleston, South Carolina, on Saturday, with an eye on the key role black voters will play in the early-voting state. FILE PHOTO: U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Mayor Pete
FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump greets Lockheed Martin CEO Marillyn Hewson in front of a Lockheed Martin F-35 stealth fighter on the driveway abutting the South Lawn prior to delivering remarks at a showcase of American-made products event at the White House in Washington, U.S., July 23, 2018. REUTERS/Carlos Barria/File Photo (Reuters) – U.S.
FILE PHOTO – U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin testifies before a Senate Appropriations subcommittee on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S. May 15, 2019. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin did not violate the law by refusing to provide President Donald Trump’s tax returns to Congress because the confidentiality of returns is
FILE PHOTO: Democratic 2020 U.S. presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke jogs a 2 mile run with members of the LGBTQ community along the Hudson River Greenway in New York City, U.S., June 12, 2019. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton/File Photo BEAUFORT, S.C. (Reuters) – Democratic U.S. presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke kicked off a campaign swing through South Carolina on
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday reversed course over whether he would report foreign interference in a political campaign to U.S. law enforcement, telling Fox News in an interview he would “of course” contact authorities. In a television interview with ABC News earlier this week, Trump had said he would be willing