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Trump's drug czar nominee withdraws from consideration

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 12:49:14 -0400

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump's pick for U.S. drug czar withdrew on Tuesday after it become public that he spearheaded a bill that undercut the government's power to crack down on opioid makers that were flooding the market with the addictive painkillers.

NFL weighs protesting players' passion against Trump rebukes

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 06:03:09 -0400

NEW YORK (Reuters) - National Football League officials will weigh the fervor of players who protest racism by kneeling for the national anthem against the anger of U.S. President Donald Trump at their two-day autumn meeting beginning on Tuesday in New York City.

Trump likely to name Fed chair by early November: source familiar

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 12:23:17 -0400

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump has a pool of five candidates to choose from for the next chair of the Federal Reserve and is likely to announce his choice before going to Asia in early November, a source familiar with the situation said on Tuesday.

Obama aides slam Trump over claim about past presidents, fallen soldiers

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 10:02:04 -0400

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Aides to former U.S. President Barack Obama fired back on Tuesday as criticism mounted over President Donald Trump's claim that past U.S. presidents did not contact family members of soldiers who died in combat during their time in the White House.

Republican Senator Paul threatens 'no' vote on budget plan

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 12:10:32 -0400

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican Senator Rand Paul on Tuesday threatened to vote 'no' on a budget resolution Republican leaders aim to bring up for a vote this week unless they decide to stick with spending caps, potentially putting the party's tax cut plans at risk.

FCC chairman rejects Trump suggestion on broadcast licenses

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 11:36:24 -0400

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Federal Communications Commission's chairman said Tuesday the agency does not have authority to revoke broadcast licenses, despite suggestions from President Donald Trump.

Trump declares Obamacare 'dead,' urges Democratic help for short-term fix

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 19:13:12 -0400

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday declared Obamacare "dead" and "gone," but urged Republicans and Democrats in Congress to craft a short-term fix of healthcare markets under the 7-year-old law that critics say he has effectively sabotaged.

Trump keeping options open as Republican feud rages

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 23:38:09 -0400

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Like the deal-maker he says he is, U.S. President Donald Trump appears to be keeping his options open as his Republican Party threatens to erupt into full-scale war.

Senate Republicans gain moment on tax reform budget measure

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 20:31:25 -0400

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Senate Republicans on Monday gained crucial support for a vote on a budget resolution that is vital to President Donald Trump's hopes of signing sweeping tax reform legislation into law before January.

U.S. judge questions government on Trump's latest travel ban

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 18:29:10 -0400

GREENBELT, Md. (Reuters) - A U.S. judge on Monday questioned attorneys defending the Trump administration about a classified report the government is using to justify its latest ban on citizens of some countries from entering the United States.