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Republican healthcare bill imperiled with 22 million seen losing insurance

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 22:58:33 -0400

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Twenty-two million Americans would lose insurance over the next decade under the U.S. Senate Republican healthcare bill, a nonpartisan congressional office said on Monday, complicating the path forward for the already-fraught legislation.

Trump high court pick Gorsuch shows conservative credentials

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 21:10:55 -0400

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - In less than three months, President Donald Trump's nominee to the U.S. Supreme Court, Justice Neil Gorsuch, is already staking out ground on the court's right, adding his voice to the biggest controversies including Trump's travel ban targeted at six Muslim-majority countries, gun control, religious rights and gay rights.

Supreme Court breathes new life into Trump's travel ban

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 22:13:34 -0400

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday handed a victory to President Donald Trump by reviving parts of a travel ban on people from six Muslim-majority countries that he said is needed for national security but that opponents decry as discriminatory.

Image of the United States has plunged under Trump, survey shows

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 20:51:23 -0400

BERLIN (Reuters) - The image of the United States has deteriorated sharply across the globe under President Donald Trump and an overwhelming majority of people in other countries have no confidence in his ability to lead, a survey from the Pew Research Center showed.

White House spokesman Spicer draws heat off camera

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 18:55:52 -0400

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - White House spokesman Sean Spicer drew the ire of some reporters on Monday for banning cameras from daily press briefings as part of what Spicer called an effort to vary the routine.

Trump urges India's Modi to fix deficit, but stresses strong ties

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 22:05:51 -0400

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump urged Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to do more to relax Indian trade barriers on Monday during talks in which both leaders took great pains to stress the importance of a strong U.S.-Indian relationship.

Russia sanctions bill remains stalled in U.S. Congress

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 20:40:21 -0400

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. lawmakers said on Monday they did not know when legislation to impose new sanctions on Russia might come up for a vote in the House of Representatives, and the White House said it had concerns about the measure.

Narrowed travel ban could sow confusion in U.S. and abroad, experts say

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 18:25:05 -0400

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Supreme Court's criteria for who can be barred from entering the United States under President Donald Trump's travel ban may confuse the U.S. officials overseas charged with implementing it and trigger a new round of lawsuits, experts said.

House committee eyes $18.5 billion increase to Trump defense budget

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 20:07:12 -0400

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. lawmakers said on Monday they wanted another $18.5 billion added to President Donald Trump's proposed defense budget of $603 billion to hire more troops and buy more aircraft and ships in fiscal 2018.

Obamacare taxes stand if Senate fails to adopt health bill: Brady

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 18:45:15 -0400

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Nearly $1 trillion of taxes imposed by the Affordable Care Act will remain in place if the Senate fails to adopt legislation to dismantle the law known as Obamacare, the top Republican on tax policy in the House of Representatives said on Monday.