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Trump's lawyer denies collusion with Russia in 2016 election

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump's lawyer on Tuesday denied that he or Trump colluded with Russia to interfere in last year's presidential election, and said such charges were meant to discredit Trump's presidency. Learn More

 

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Trump choice for Russia ambassador: 'No question' Russia meddled

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Former Utah Governor Jon Huntsman, President Donald Trump's nominee to be ambassador to Russia, said on Tuesday there was "no question" Moscow meddled in the 2016 U.S. election, and pledged to bring up the matter with the Russian government. More »

 

U.S. Senate Republican tax chief wants dividend deduction in tax reform

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate's top Republican on tax policy said on Tuesday that allowing U.S. corporations to deduct dividend payments to shareholders from federal income tax could overcome problems facing Republican efforts to overhaul the U.S. tax code. More »

 

Obamacare repeal must move quickly, says U.S. Senate's McConnell

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate's top Republican on Tuesday urged quick action on a bill to repeal Obamacare but stopped short of promising to bring it to the Senate floor for a vote, as the clock ticks down on the latest attempt to kill the 2010 healthcare law. More »

 

Senate backs massive increase in military spending

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate passed its version of a $700 billion defense policy bill on Monday, backing President Donald Trump's call for a bigger, stronger military but setting the stage for a battle over government spending levels later this year. More »

 

Trump campaign adviser was wiretapped under secret court orders: CNN

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. investigators wiretapped former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort under secret court orders before and after the 2016 election, CNN reported on Monday. More »

 

Venture capitalists sue Trump admin over foreign entrepreneur rule delay

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A national association of U.S. venture capitalists filed suit against the Trump administration on Tuesday, claiming it illegally delayed a policy that would have allowed foreign entrepreneurs to stay in the United States to build their companies. More »

 

U.S. to appeal ruling blocking Trump funding cuts on sanctuary cities

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - The U.S. Justice Department on Monday said it would appeal a court order blocking President Donald Trump's executive order that sought to restrict federal funds for so-called sanctuary cities. More »

 

Former White House aide Gorka joins pro-Trump campaign group

LONDON (Reuters) - Sebastian Gorka, a former adviser to U.S. President Donald Trump who quit after top White House political strategist Steve Bannon was ousted, has joined a nationalist pro-Trump campaign organization, the group announced on Tuesday. More »

 

New York governor wants credit-reporting firms to follow cyber rules

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said on Monday that he wants credit-reporting firms to comply with the state's cyber-security regulations, the latest government official to crack down on the industry in the wake of the massive Equifax hack. More »

 

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