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Lawmakers scramble on immigration as government shutdown paused

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 13:38:31 -0500

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. lawmakers on Tuesday sought a way forward on an immigration deal including protection for "Dreamer" immigrants and border security before federal funding runs out again next month.(image)

Key Democrats urge social media companies to investigate Russia-linked accounts

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 13:11:45 -0500

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Senior U.S. congressional Democrats urged social media companies on Tuesday to investigate reported actions by automated Russia-linked accounts, in connection with a Republican memorandum that was said to be critical of special counsel Robert Mueller's probe of President Donald Trump's ties with Russia.(image)

U.S. business group lobbying surged as tax reform took shape

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 12:50:36 -0500

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Lobbying by U.S. business groups including the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the Business Roundtable surged in the last three months of 2017 as lawmakers negotiated and finalized legislation that deeply cut the taxes companies pay.(image)

Trump administration expands access to opioid medication

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 13:43:59 -0500

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - More healthcare workers can prescribe an opioid medication under a U.S. measure announced on Tuesday that expands treatment options for rural residents with limited access to physicians.(image)

U.S. attorney general questioned in special counsel Russia probe

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 12:37:43 -0500

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions was questioned last week by the special counsel's office investigating potential collusion between Russia and President Donald Trump's 2016 presidential campaign, the U.S. Justice Department said on Tuesday.(image)

Government shutdown fizzles on spending, immigration deal in Congress

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 11:17:34 -0500

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Congress voted on Monday to end a three-day U.S. government shutdown, approving the latest short-term funding bill as Democrats accepted promises from Republicans for a broad debate later on the future of young illegal immigrants.(image)

Trump on Twitter (Jan 23) - FBI, DACA

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 09:39:02 -0500

The following statements were posted to the verified Twitter accounts of U.S. President Donald Trump, @realDonaldTrump and @POTUS.(image)

In shutdown fight, Democrats' Schumer keeps eye on November

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 20:57:28 -0500

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - In agreeing on Monday to end a three-day U.S. government shutdown, Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer had to make a tough decision to bridge a divide within his own party over immigration, an issue on which Americans are deeply conflicted, according to new Reuters/Ipsos polling data.(image)

Pennsylvania court orders new congressional map due to gerrymandering

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 18:49:34 -0500

(Reuters) - Pennsylvania's top court on Monday threw out the state's congressional map, ruling that Republican legislators unlawfully sought partisan advantage, and gave them three weeks to rework it in a decision that could boost Democratic chances of retaking the U.S. House of Representatives.(image)

Congressman, ousted from ethics panel, asks it to investigate him

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 19:19:59 -0500

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Less than three days after he was removed from the U.S. House of Representatives Ethics Committee, Republican lawmaker Patrick Meehan asked the panel to investigate allegations he engaged in sexual harassment and misused official resources.(image)