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'He's a total disgrace': Trump defends firing U.S. intel watchdog

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump on Saturday defended his decision to fire the top watchdog of the U.S. Intelligence Community, saying Michael Atkinson did "a terrible job" in handling the whistleblower complaint that triggered an impeachment probe of Trump last year. Learn More


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Wisconsin set to hold in-person voting in presidential primary

MILWAUKEE (Reuters) - Wisconsin is set to hold in-person voting next week after the state's legislature on Saturday declined to take up an effort delaying the presidential primary due to the coronavirus pandemic. More »


Democrats say Trump pick for coronavirus recovery watchdog is not independent enough

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump's pick for the new watchdog overseeing $2.3 trillion in coronavirus-related fiscal spending is not independent enough to do the job, congressional Democrats said on Saturday. More »


Trump says will ask Congress for more small business funds if money runs out

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Saturday he would ask Congress for more money to make loans to small businesses struggling with the economic fallout from the coronavirus outbreak if the original $349 billion allocated in a fiscal stimulus bill runs out. More »


Supreme Court postpones April oral arguments over coronavirus

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday postponed oral arguments scheduled for April as a result of the coronavirus pandemic and is considering alternative options for handling the various outstanding cases. More »


Anyone near Trump or Pence will be given rapid coronavirus test: White House

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - With the coronavirus contagion spreading, the White House said on Friday that anyone expected to be near President Donald Trump or Vice President Mike Pence will be given a rapid COVID-19 test out of an abundance of caution. More »


Trump taps Kavanaugh ally for seat on influential appeals court

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday announced plans to nominate a vocal ally of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh to an influential federal appeals court in Washington. More »


Ex-White House candidate Buttigieg forms PAC to support 'forward-thinking' Democrats

(Reuters) - Pete Buttigieg, the former mayor of South Bend, Indiana, whose presidential campaign became a top fundraiser in the crowded Democratic primary, is forming a political action committee aimed at creating a new pipeline of leaders for the party, the campaign said on Friday. More »


Republican leader McConnell says another coronavirus bill is coming

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said on Friday the U.S. Congress will work on another coronavirus relief bill, with healthcare topping the list of priorities. More »


Wisconsin Republicans reject governor's call to delay Tuesday's primary and vote by mail

(Reuters) - Republican legislative leaders in Wisconsin rejected Democratic Governor Tony Evers' call on Friday to cancel in-person voting and delay next week's presidential primary, saying it must proceed despite fears about the coronavirus pandemic. More »


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