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Trump vows to resist Democratic probes; 'We're fighting all the subpoenas'

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump vowed on Wednesday to resist every subpoena from congressional Democrats investigating his administration, promising an all-out legal war and drawing complaints of unprecedented obstruction from Democrats. Learn More

 

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House oversight chairman cites 'massive' obstruction by Trump, Barr

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Democratic chairman of the House Oversight Committee accused the Trump administration of a "massive, unprecedented, and growing pattern of obstruction" for ordering federal employees not to comply with congressional investigations. More »

 

Trump renews threat to close Mexican border, send more troops

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - 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. More »

 

Trump says he is holding big Pharma accountable in opioid fight

ATLANTA (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump touted progress in the fight against opioid abuse on Wednesday and promised to hold drugmakers accountable for their part in the crisis, a day after his administration brought its first related criminal charges against a major drug distributor and company executives. More »

 

Explainer: Congress no longer runs a jail, so just how powerful are its subpoenas?

(Reuters) - The U.S. Congress does not arrest and detain people for ignoring its subpoenas anymore, but it still has significant power to demand witnesses and documents, and Republican President Donald Trump is putting that power to the test. More »

 

Two years and 448 pages later, some Mueller fans ask: was he tough enough?

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Many left-leaning Americans regarded Special Counsel Robert Mueller as a paragon of courage and toughness, an unflinching prosecutor who would stop at nothing to ensure justice was served to President Donald Trump. More »

 

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

NEW YORK (Reuters) - 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. More »

 

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

(Reuters) - 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. More »

 

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

LONDON (Reuters) - 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. More »

 

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

SAN FRANCISCO/NEW YORK (Reuters) - 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. More »

 

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