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Trump's Fed pick Moore draws fire from Democrats; Republicans silent

Wed, 24 Apr 2019 14:01:34 -0400

Stephen Moore, the economic commentator that U.S. President Donald Trump has said he will nominate to the Federal Reserve Board, is drawing new fire from top Democrats for his comments denigrating, among other targets, women and the Midwest.

Contradicting Constitution, Trump vows Supreme Court fight over impeachment

Wed, 24 Apr 2019 14:00:29 -0400

President Donald Trump vowed on Wednesday to fight all the way to the Supreme Court against any effort by congressional Democrats to impeach him, even though the U.S. Constitution gives Congress complete authority over the impeachment process.

Trump renews threat to close Mexican border, send more troops

Wed, 24 Apr 2019 13:22:08 -0400

U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday again threatened to close part of the southern border and send more "armed soldiers" to defend it if Mexico did not block a new caravan of migrants traveling toward the United States.

Minorities, older adults boost Biden atop 2020 Democratic field: Reuters/Ipsos poll

Wed, 24 Apr 2019 11:14:31 -0400

Former Vice President Joe Biden, expected to declare his run for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination on Thursday, leads all other candidates in the race and draws his strongest levels of support from minorities and older adults, according to a new Reuters/Ipsos public opinion poll.

U.S. federal judge to block Trump's new abortion rule: media, activists

Wed, 24 Apr 2019 10:55:54 -0400

A federal judge in the U.S. state of Oregon will block a move by the Trump administration to cut off federal money to family planning clinics that offer abortion or refer women to abortion providers, activists and media reports said late on Tuesday.

After Trump tweet, UK spy agency says claim it spied on Trump is utterly ridiculous

Wed, 24 Apr 2019 08:10:06 -0400

Britain's main eavesdropping agency on Wednesday said allegations that it had been asked by the Obama administration to spy on Donald Trump after the 2016 presidential election were utterly ridiculous and should be ignored.

After drug distributor charged, Trump sets speech on opioid fight

Wed, 24 Apr 2019 07:12:42 -0400

President Donald Trump is expected to tout his fight against opioid abuse in remarks in Atlanta on Wednesday, a day after his administration brought its first related criminal charges against a major drug distributor and company executives.

Democrats to press star witness of Mueller report to repeat performance in Congress

Tue, 23 Apr 2019 22:22:04 -0400

Donald McGahn, the former White House counsel described in the Mueller report as repeatedly standing up to President Donald Trump, could become a star witness again if congressional Democrats get their way in their investigation of whether Trump used his office to obstruct justice.

U.S. Interior Department watchdog to probe six senior officials

Tue, 23 Apr 2019 21:54:42 -0400

The Interior Department's inspector general's office confirmed on Tuesday it is investigating whether six high-level agency officials violated federal ethics rules by interacting with former employers or clients while working on official business.

Mnuchin says he cannot meet deadline to turn over Trump tax returns to House panel

Tue, 23 Apr 2019 21:50:44 -0400

U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said on Tuesday he cannot comply with a demand by a House of Representatives committee to turn over President Donald Trump's tax returns "until it is determined to be consistent with law."

Trump opposed to aides testifying to Congress on Mueller report: Washington Post

Tue, 23 Apr 2019 21:24:27 -0400

President Donald Trump is opposed to current and former White House aides testifying to congressional committees on Special Counsel Robert Mueller's Russia report, the Washington Post quoted him as saying on Tuesday.

House panel to vote on holding White House ex-official in contempt

Tue, 23 Apr 2019 21:03:38 -0400

A U.S. House committee will vote on holding a former White House security director in contempt for failing to appear for questioning on allegations the Trump administration inappropriately granted clearances to some of the president's advisers, the panel's chairman said on Tuesday.

Treasury's Mnuchin misses congressional deadline to hand over Trump tax returns

Tue, 23 Apr 2019 19:06:48 -0400

U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin failed to meet a final congressional deadline on Tuesday for turning over President Donald Trump's tax returns to lawmakers, setting the stage for a possible court battle between Congress and the administration.

Supreme Court poised to give Trump victory on census citizenship question

Tue, 23 Apr 2019 18:36:12 -0400

The U.S. Supreme Court's conservative majority on Tuesday appeared poised to hand President Donald Trump a victory on his administration's plan to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census, a move opponents call a Republican effort to deter immigrants from taking part.

Trump orders administration officials not to attend White House correspondents dinner

Tue, 23 Apr 2019 18:14:53 -0400

President Donald Trump, who bemoaned his treatment by the news media in a flurry of tweets on Tuesday, has barred members of his staff and administration from attending the White House Correspondents' Association dinner on Saturday, officials said.

Trump to meet Democrats on $1 trillion infrastructure push on April 30: sources

Tue, 23 Apr 2019 18:06:57 -0400

U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer will meet with President Donald Trump on April 30 at the White House to discuss the fate of proposals to boost U.S. infrastructure repairs by at least $1 trillion, according to a congressional aide and an administration official.

Trump 'not inclined' to give tax returns to House panel: White House

Tue, 23 Apr 2019 17:34:33 -0400

U.S. President Donald Trump is unlikely hand over his tax returns to lawmakers despite a final deadline from the Democratic chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, a White House spokesman said on Tuesday.

Judge sets May 14 hearing in Trump bid to block Congress demand on his finances

Tue, 23 Apr 2019 17:18:53 -0400

A U.S. judge on Tuesday said he would hear oral arguments on May 14 in a lawsuit brought by President Donald Trump seeking to block a congressional subpoena for information about eight years of Trump's personal and business finances.

IRS fails to meet congressional deadline for Trump tax returns

Tue, 23 Apr 2019 17:12:01 -0400

A deadline for the U.S. Internal Revenue Service to turn President Donald Trump's tax returns over to a congressional tax oversight committee expired on Tuesday without lawmakers receiving the documents, a committee aide said.

Explainer: Can Democrats get hold of the full Mueller report?

Tue, 23 Apr 2019 16:56:31 -0400

Congressional Democrats have taken legal action to obtain the full Russia report by Special Counsel Robert Mueller, without redactions, as well as other evidence he uncovered in his 22-month investigation but there are obstacles in their way.