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First day of government shutdown ends in standoff

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 23:43:51 -0500

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump and Republican lawmakers were locked in a standoff with Democrats on Saturday over the U.S. government shutdown, with Republicans saying they would not negotiate on immigration until the government is reopened.(image)

Trump campaign ad on murder raises heat in shutdown fight

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 22:32:29 -0500

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump's presidential campaign on Saturday issued a new video ad calling Democrats "complicit" in murders committed by illegal immigrants, during a government shutdown partly triggered by an impasse over immigration.(image)

As parties battle over shutdown, Trump collects blame on Twitter

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 18:33:14 -0500

(Reuters) - As midnight neared on Friday and the U.S. government barreled toward a shutdown, Republicans and Democrats sought to apportion blame for the deadlock with a battle of social media hashtags.(image)

Republican congressman removed from ethics committee

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 21:42:19 -0500

(Reuters) - U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan removed Representative Patrick Meehan from the House Ethics Committee on Saturday following sexual misconduct allegations, Ryan's office said.(image)

Trump's dealmaker image tarnished by U.S. government shutdown

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 16:19:10 -0500

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - For President Donald Trump, this weekend was supposed to be a celebration.(image)

Supreme Court to decide legality of Trump travel ban

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 19:30:11 -0500

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday set up a major showdown over presidential powers, agreeing to decide the legality of President Donald Trump's latest travel ban targeting people from six Muslim-majority countries.(image)

In fight over Russia memo, Republicans have unusual ally

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 19:10:24 -0500

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican lawmakers criticizing Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into U.S. President Donald Trump's ties with Russia found themselves on Friday with an unusual - and perhaps unwelcome - ally.(image)

U.S. health agency revokes Obama-era Planned Parenthood protection

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 15:12:54 -0500

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. health officials said on Friday they were revoking legal guidance issued by the Obama administration that had sought to discourage states from trying to defund organizations that provide abortion services, such as Planned Parenthood.(image)

Trump decries 'permissive' U.S. abortion laws at rally

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 18:40:14 -0500

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump criticized U.S. abortion laws as among the most permissive in the world in a speech to anti-abortion activists at the annual March for Life on Friday, and pledged his administration would always defend "the right to life."(image)

U.S government shutdown would increase Pentagon's weapons costs

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 18:38:32 -0500

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. government shutdown will stall new defense department contracts and ultimately increase the costs of weapons, creating even more budgetary headaches as lawmakers grapple with a government funding crisis.(image)