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Standoff over Trump border wall puts U.S. Congress in budget 'pickle'

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump and Congress, embroiled in a feud over his proposed U.S.-Mexico border wall, have only five days to reach a deal before a partial government shutdown could leave about a quarter of the federal workforce without paychecks. Learn More


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Judge to examine Whitaker appointment in U.S. asylum policy case

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A federal judge on Monday is set to consider whether President Donald Trump violated the U.S. Constitution by appointing Matthew Whitaker as acting attorney general, part of a broader lawsuit challenging his administration's restrictions on asylum for immigrants. More »


Small assault-style rifle firms thriving under activists' radar

BOSTON (Reuters) - A decade ago, Kentucky's Anderson Manufacturing was a small machine shop that didn't make firearms. More »


Trump again blasts Fed for 'even considering' rate hike

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump early on Monday again criticized the Federal Reserve for its current series of interest-rate increases, days before the U.S. central bank is expected to push up interest rates again. More »


Flynn's former business partner charged with secret lobbying for Turkey

(Reuters) - An ex-business partner of Michael Flynn, U.S. President Donald Trump's former national security adviser, was charged with undisclosed lobbying aimed at ensuring the extradition to Turkey of a Muslim cleric living in the United States. More »


U.S. Senate report to detail extent of Russian election meddling: Washington Post

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate will publish a report this week detailing the vast scope of Russia's disinformation campaign surrounding the 2016 U.S. election campaign, the Washington Post reported on Sunday. More »


After outcry over appointment, Trump's top law enforcer treading lightly

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Matthew Whitaker flew to Dallas last week to deliver his latest speech since U.S. President Donald Trump installed him as acting attorney general, an appointment embroiled in criticism and court challenges. More »


As Zinke departs, Trump says he will name new interior secretary next week

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, who has aggressively sought to roll back Obama-era environmental protections, will be leaving his post at the end of the year, President Donald Trump tweeted on Saturday, the latest high-profile departure from his administration. More »


Trump hails judge's ruling against Obamacare as 'great'

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump on Saturday hailed a court decision against Obamacare as "a great ruling for our country," while a U.S. government official said the decision by a Texas judge would have no immediate impact on health coverage. More »


Trump picks Mulvaney as chief of staff - for now

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday moved to end speculation that he was having a hard time finding a new chief of staff, naming his budget chief Mick Mulvaney to the top post on a temporary basis. More »


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