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As Republican tax vote nears, more senators waver

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 20:13:37 -0500

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump's drive to win passage of a sweeping Republican tax bill in the U.S. Congress hit potential obstacles on Thursday as two more Republican senators insisted on changes, joining a list of lawmakers whose support is uncertain.(image)

Net neutrality repeal gives Democrats fresh way to reach millennials

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 19:35:03 -0500

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Federal Communications Commission vote on Thursday to roll back net neutrality rules could galvanize young voters, a move Democrats hope will send millennials to the polls in greater numbers and bolster their chances in next year's elections.(image)

Fund managers seek stocks benefiting from Democratic gains in 2018 U.S. elections

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 15:28:42 -0500

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The surprise victory by Democrats in Tuesday's Alabama election for a U.S. senator is prompting fund managers to prepare for more losses by the Republican party in the 2018 mid-term Congressional elections.(image)

House committee questions head of Trump campaign data firm: sources

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 20:25:57 -0500

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Members of the U.S. House Intelligence Committee on Thursday interviewed the head of a data analysis firm to determine whether Donald Trump's election campaign team sought his help to find thousands of emails missing from Hillary Clinton's private server, three sources familiar with the session said.(image)

Alabama Senate race winner urges Republican rival to 'move on'

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 16:33:04 -0500

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Alabama Democrat Doug Jones, who won a bitter fight for a U.S. Senate seat this week, on Thursday called on his Republican opponent to concede the race and help heal the Southern state after a deeply divisive contest.(image)

Republicans join push to lift secrecy around misconduct in Congress

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 19:59:16 -0500

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Prominent Republican senators on Thursday embraced a push to overhaul rules for addressing sexual harassment in the U.S. Congress, signing on to a bill that would protect victims and require lawmakers to pay for their own settlements.(image)

House Speaker Ryan mulls retirement after 2018 elections: Politico

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 17:46:47 -0500

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican House Speaker Paul Ryan has told confidants he would like to retire after the 2018 congressional elections, Politico reported on Thursday, but the Wisconsin lawmaker and an aide played down the report, saying he wasn't quitting any time soon.(image)

Republican governors meet with Pence over NAFTA concerns

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 18:45:45 -0500

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican governors from four U.S. states on Thursday met with Vice President Mike Pence to voice deep concerns over proposed changes to NAFTA that could affect jobs and manufacturing in their states, officials who attended the meeting said.(image)

Factbox: Trump on Twitter (December 14) - Stock market, federal regulations

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 20:31:28 -0500

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

Republican Representative Farenthold will not seek re-election

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 16:34:10 -0500

AUSTIN, Texas/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Republican Representative Blake Farenthold said he would not seek re-election in November, denying allegations of sexual harassment by former staffers but admitting he allowed an unprofessional culture to flourish in his Capitol Hill office.(image)