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Trump using campaign, RNC funds to pay legal bills from Russia probe: sources

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 19:43:44 -0400

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump is using money donated to his re-election campaign and the Republican National Committee to pay for his lawyers in the probe of alleged Russian interference in the U.S. election, two people familiar with the matter told Reuters.(image)

As clock ticks, Republicans try to move ahead on Obamacare repeal

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 19:27:27 -0400

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Trump administration and top U.S. Senate Republicans pushed on Tuesday for action on a bill to dismantle Obamacare, but time was running out and they were still hunting for the votes needed to pass their latest attempt to gut the 2010 healthcare law.(image)

Senate Republicans weigh tax cuts, deficit expansion

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 21:41:54 -0400

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Senate Republicans have reached a tentative budget deal that could allow tax reform legislation to eliminate as much as $1.5 trillion in revenues over 10 years through tax cuts, raising the odds that their planned tax overhaul would expand the federal deficit.(image)

Deputy Attorney General Rosenstein interviewed over FBI ex-director's firing: WSJ

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 21:58:28 -0400

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s office has interviewed U.S. Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein about President Donald Trump’s firing of former FBI Director James Comey, the Wall Street Journal reported on Tuesday.(image)

Senate panel cancels interview with Trump lawyer, asks him to open hearing

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 18:00:19 -0400

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. Senate panel probing alleged Russian interference in the 2016 election abruptly canceled an interview with President Donald Trump's lawyer Michael Cohen on Tuesday after he issued a statement about his testimony in violation of committee policy.(image)

Ex-Trump campaign chief Manafort wants probe of leaks

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 19:20:16 -0400

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Paul Manafort, President Donald Trump's former campaign manager, lashed out on Tuesday at reports he was wiretapped by federal authorities, and his spokesman sent out a statement demanding a leaks probe and suggesting the surveillance was politically motivated.(image)

Attorney General Sessions steps up anti-'sanctuary' rhetoric after setbacks

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 19:48:43 -0400

(Reuters) - U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions stepped up the Trump administration's critique of so-called sanctuary cities on Tuesday, saying local and state policies to limit cooperation with immigration enforcement are a criminal's "best friend."(image)

Trump choice for Russia ambassador: 'No question' Russia meddled

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 14:19:03 -0400

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Former Utah Governor Jon Huntsman, President Donald Trump's nominee to be ambassador to Russia, said on Tuesday there was "no question" Moscow meddled in the 2016 U.S. election, and pledged to bring up the matter with the Russian government.(image)

Senate confirms Trump's pick for top Supreme Court lawyer

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 13:51:48 -0400

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Republican-controlled U.S. Senate on Tuesday confirmed President Donald Trump's nominee to serve as his administration's top advocate before the U.S. Supreme Court, overcoming united Democratic opposition.(image)

Senate Republican tax chief wants dividend deduction in tax reform

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 13:59:10 -0400

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate's top Republican on tax policy said on Tuesday that allowing U.S. corporations to deduct dividend payments to shareholders from federal income tax could overcome problems facing Republican efforts to overhaul the U.S. tax code.(image)