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Fight for control of U.S. Senate starts with Maine, Texas, Alabama primaries

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democrats could take a step toward wresting control of the U.S. Senate from Republicans on Tuesday when voters in Maine, Texas and Alabama cast ballots in nominating contests. Learn More

 

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Prominent Democrats press Fed, Treasury to aid states, citing racial inequality

(Reuters) - With the Republican-controlled U.S. Congress far from agreement on how or even whether to give more aid to states and cities reeling from revenue losses during the coronavirus crisis, three U.S. Senate Democrats are appealing to the U.S. Treasury and the Federal Reserve to do more to help. More »

 

U.S. Senate to begin debate on new coronavirus bill next week: McConnell

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate will begin debate next week on a fifth coronavirus-response bill, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said on Monday, as he forecast tough negotiations with Democrats who are seeking broader aid than Republicans. More »

 

Pelosi says Trump 'messing with' children's health on school reopenings

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - House Speaker Nancy Pelosi accused President Donald Trump of "messing with" children's health on Sunday and said federal guidelines on reopening schools amid the coronavirus outbreak should be mandatory. More »

 

In a first, Trump dons masks in visit to a military medical facility

BETHESDA, Md. (Reuters) - President Donald Trump, who has avoided wearing a mask in public even as the coronavirus pandemic spread, donned one on Saturday at a military medical facility outside Washington where he was to meet with wounded soldiers and front-line health-care workers. More »

 

'Witch Hunt': Trump commutes longtime adviser Roger Stone's prison sentence

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump commuted the sentence of his longtime friend and adviser Roger Stone, sparing him from prison after he was convicted of lying under oath to lawmakers investigating Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. election. More »

 

Despite 2020 crises and falling polls, Trump campaigns like it is 2016

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Faced with sliding poll numbers and multiple national crises, President Donald Trump has leaned into a familiar campaign strategy of divisive rhetoric and raucous rallies ahead of the November election. But a lot has changed in America since 2016. More »

 

'Epic failure': U.S. election officials warn of November chaos due to budget crunch

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A Michigan town wants machines to speed up counting of absentee ballots. In Ohio, officials want to equip polling places so voters and poll workers feel safe from the coronavirus. Georgia officials, rattled by a chaotic election last month, want to send voters forms so they can request absentee ballots more easily. More »

 

Prosecutors may not get Trump tax records until after election, experts say

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - New York City prosecutors are very likely to obtain President Donald Trump's tax returns after a major U.S. Supreme Court ruling, but it may not happen before the Nov. 3 election if he argues in lower courts as expected that their request was too broad and made in bad faith, legal experts said. More »

 

Trump's planned order on 'dreamers' will not include amnesty, White House says

(Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump's planned executive order on immigration will not include amnesty for migrants who are in the United States illegally but arrived in the country as children, a White House spokesman said on Friday. More »

 

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