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Pentagon probes Trump's ex-adviser Flynn over foreign payments

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Pentagon's inspector general has launched an investigation into whether Michael Flynn, President Donald Trump's former national security adviser, took money from foreign entities without needed approval, according to a letter released by House Democrats on Thursday. Learn More


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U.S. Congress takes steps to push budget deadline, avert shutdown

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Congress took steps to extend until May 5 the deadline for reaching a deal on federal spending through September and head off a feared government shutdown at midnight on Friday. More »


Trump's plan to slash business taxes seen as 'guidepost' by congressional Republicans

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump unveiled a one-page plan on Wednesday proposing deep U.S. tax cuts, many for businesses, that would make the federal deficit balloon if enacted, drawing a cautious welcome from fiscal conservatives and financial markets. More »


House Speaker Ryan says no decision on healthcare vote

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican House leaders have made no final decision on when to vote on a plan aimed at overhauling the nation's health care system, but the measure is gaining support from more moderate members of party, U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan said on Thursday. More »


Republican lawmakers urge Trump to weaken Paris climate pact pledge

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A group of nine Republican lawmakers urged President Donald Trump to keep the United States in the 2015 Paris climate agreement but to reduce its pledge to cut greenhouse gas emissions, as Trump advisors were set on Thursday to discuss whether to leave the pact. More »


Trump says 'will renegotiate' NAFTA deal with Canada, Mexico

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump expressed optimism on Thursday the United States, Canada and Mexico can successfully renegotiate a trade accord he deems unfair to American interests but vowed to scrap the 23-year-old pact if a "fair deal for all" cannot be reached. More »


Kremlin says report that Putin will meet Trump in May is 'wishful thinking'

(Reuters) - Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Thursday that a media report that President Vladimir Putin and U.S. President Donald Trump were to meet in May was "wishful thinking". More »


Manufacturers, Wall Street getting Trump's ear in first 100 days

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Manufacturers and Wall Street have led the quest for business access to President Donald Trump in his first 100 days in office, with media companies and Silicon Valley seldom entering the presidential bubble, a Reuters review found. More »


U.S. Senate panel votes in favor of Gottlieb to run FDA

(Reuters) - A U.S. Senate committee voted on Thursday to advance the nomination of Dr. Scott Gottlieb to lead the Food and Drug Administration. More »


Difficult legal path forward for Trump in sanctuary cities case

NEW YORK/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Even if President Donald Trump wins an appeal of a court ruling blocking his executive order on sanctuary cities, arguments made by the government in the case could permanently harm its efforts to cut off wide swaths of federal funding to targeted cities, some legal experts say. More »


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