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Trump reaches out to lawmakers on healthcare as another says 'no'

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 18:00:00 -0400

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump made calls to fellow Republicans in the U.S. Senate on Friday to mobilize support for their party's healthcare overhaul while acknowledging the legislation is on a "very, very narrow path" to passage.(image)



House panel wants formal response from Trump on Comey tapes

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 15:07:35 -0400

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The head of the U.S. House of Representatives' Russia investigation said on Friday he wanted a formal response from President Donald Trump to a request for records about conversations with fired FBI Director James Comey.(image)



Trump does not intend to fire investigator Mueller: White House

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 17:16:02 -0400

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump has no intention of firing the special counsel investigating charges of Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. election, even though he questioned the official's impartiality in an interview, the White House said on Friday.(image)



White House spokesman does not rule out Trump-Putin July meeting in Germany

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 15:00:19 -0400

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A White House spokesman did not rule out a meeting between President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin when he was asked about reports the two leaders may hold talks on the sidelines of a Group of 20 meeting in Germany next month.(image)



As debt limit looms, House leaders eye bipartisan deal

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 15:47:12 -0400

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Congressional leaders are quietly working on a bipartisan deal to raise the U.S. debt ceiling within weeks, hoping to prevent the difficult debt issue from snarling a budget fight to come in September, a senior Democratic budget writer said on Friday.(image)



U.S. would like nuclear deal with India to go forward: official

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 17:21:20 -0400

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump's administration would like to see a Westinghouse nuclear reactor deal with India move forward, a senior White House official said on Friday ahead of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's meetings with Trump on Monday.(image)



Exclusive: U.S. list to drop Iraq, Myanmar as worst offenders on child soldiers

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 17:36:22 -0400

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Secretary of State Rex Tillerson plans to remove Iraq and Myanmar from a U.S. list of the world's worst offenders in the use of child soldiers, U.S. officials said, a step that could prompt accusations the Trump administration is prioritizing security and diplomatic interests ahead of human rights.(image)



Senators demand investigation of reports of torture in Yemen

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 16:49:01 -0400

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The leaders of the U.S. Senate Armed Services Committee asked Defense Secretary Jim Mattis on Friday to investigate any involvement of U.S. interrogators at secret prisons in Yemen where inmates have reportedly been tortured.(image)



White House close to naming nominees for U.S. SEC: senior official

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 17:33:04 -0400

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House is very close to naming its nominees for the top U.S. securities regulator, a senior official said on Friday, which could lead the current three-member Securities and Exchange Commission to reach its full five-member complement in the near future.(image)



Trump aide Juster to be nominated as U.S. ambassador to India: officials

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 12:06:44 -0400

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump is expected to nominate a top economic aide, Kenneth Juster, as the next U.S. ambassador to India, two senior White House officials said on Friday.(image)