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Trump says has not been asked for interview with special counsel

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said he has not been asked for an interview with U.S. special counsel Robert Mueller, who is leading the federal investigation into alleged Russian interference in the 2016 presidential…

Trump says tax plan will not change 401(k) plans: tweet

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday dismissed the possibility of limiting popular 401(k) retirement savings plans after a report last week said Republicans might consider capping such pre-tax contributions in order…

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New Jersey's Murphy echoes Sanders in Democratic bid for governor

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EDISON, N.J. (Reuters) - Phil Murphy, a wealthy former Goldman Sachs investment banker, might seem an unlikely champion of the working and middle classes.

U.S. judge to review Trump healthcare payments cut

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SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - A U.S. judge is set to hear arguments on Monday about whether to block President Donald Trump's decision to terminate controversial payments to health insurance companies under Obamacare.

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Trump says will decide on Federal Reserve chair 'very shortly'

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said he would make his choice to lead the Federal Reserve soon and was still weighing at least three people: Federal Reserve Governor Jerome Powell, Stanford University economist John…

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Trump campaign's digital director to meet House intelligence panel: WSJ

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(Reuters) - The digital director for Donald Trump's 2016 election campaign is scheduled to meet the U.S. House of Representatives Intelligence Committee on Tuesday as the panel investigates alleged Russian meddling in last year's election,…

Sunday, Oct 22

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Schumer calls on Trump to appoint official to oversee Puerto Rico relief

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Charles Schumer, the top Democrat in the U.S. Senate, called on President Donald Trump on Sunday to name a single official to oversee and coordinate relief efforts in hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico.

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Tillerson pushes for closer ties between Saudi Arabia, Iraq

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U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Sunday in Riyadh that the growing relationship between Saudi Arabia and Iraq was "vital" to bolstering the collective security, cooperation in the fight against Islamic State and prosperity…

Top U.S. Senate Republican, White House, aim for tax bill by year-end

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The top U.S. Senate Republican and the White House budget director said on Sunday they hoped for action on a Republican tax reform package by the end of the year, while keeping their options open on how to pay for…

McConnell on healthcare bills: What does Trump want?

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell said on Sunday he was willing to bring healthcare legislation up for a vote but was waiting for the go-ahead from President Donald Trump, who sent mixed signals last week…

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McConnell says waiting for Trump to signal OK on healthcare bill

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Republican Senate Leader Mitch McConnell said on Sunday he was willing to bring a healthcare bill up for a vote in the Senate but was waiting to see what President Donald Trump wants, after a week in which Trump…

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Senate's McConnell says tax bill should be revenue neutral

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell said on Sunday he has not abandoned his longtime goal of making sure any tax cuts are revenue neutral, saying the growth estimates in the Republican tax reform plan will…

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Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter says would travel to North Korea - NYT

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NEW YORK (Reuters) - Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter said he would be willing to travel to North Korea on behalf of the Trump administration to help diffuse rising tensions, The New York Times reported on its website on Sunday.

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Trump defends tweets as key to White House victory

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump defended his regular use of social media, especially Twitter, and said he may not have won the White House without it.

Saturday, Oct 21

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Trump to allow release of JFK files

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U.S. President Donald Trump said that he will allow the release of thousands of files regarding the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. Yahaira Jacquez reports.

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Federal judge in Hawaii expands block on Trump travel ban

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(Reuters) - A federal judge in Hawaii extended his halt of U.S. President Donald Trump's travel ban on citizens from six Muslim-majority countries.

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Trump to release JFK files, subject to 'further information'

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Saturday that, subject to receipt of further information, he planned to allow the opening of long-secret files on the November 1963 assassination of President John F. Kennedy due…

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GOP plan targets cherished tax breaks

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Republican leaders in Congress looking to overhaul the U.S. tax code have set their sights on some of the nation's most popular tax breaks, setting up a bitter fight over who should pay more. Andy Sullivan reports.

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Bannon takes swipe at Bush over Trump jabs

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Former chief White House strategist Steve Bannon took a swipe at former President George W. Bush on Friday, saying the 43rd president embarrassed himself in a speech that was critical of current President Donald Trump. Rough Cut (no…

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Trump administration considers pausing U.S. refugee family reunification program

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NEW YORK (Reuters) - President Trump's administration has drafted a plan to pause a program that allows family members join refugees already settled in the United States until they can undergo increased security checks, two sources with…

Friday, Oct 20

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Trump tax cut plan gains momentum after U.S. budget vote

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump's tax reform plans won partial support on Friday when Republican U.S. Senator Rand Paul said he was "all in" for massive tax cuts, but the party was still far from united over how to achieve…

Trump says thinks Republicans have the votes to pass tax reform: Fox Business interview

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday he thinks Republicans have the votes needed to pass a big tax cut package.

Trump tax cuts gain momentum

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President Donald Trump's drive to overhaul the U.S. tax code cleared a critical hurdle when the Senate approved a budget blueprint for the 2018 fiscal year. Fred Katayama reports.

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Trump considers Fed's Powell, economist Taylor to lead central bank

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump is considering nominating Federal Reserve Governor Jerome Powell and Stanford University economist John Taylor for the central bank's top two jobs, in an apparent bid to reassure markets and…

Melania donates inaugural ball gown

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First lady, Melania Trump has donated her Inaugural Ball gown to the National Museum of American History, where it will become part of the First Ladies Collection. Colette Luke has more.

Partisan feud undercuts Trump-Russia probe, U.S. Democrats charge

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democrats on a congressional panel say members of its Republican majority are trying to sabotage an investigation into suspected Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. election, raising concerns the two parties will reach…

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UPDATE 3-EPA abandons changes to U.S. biofuel program after lawmaker pressure

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NEW YORK (Reuters) - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has backed off a series of proposed changes to the nation's biofuels policy after a massive backlash from corn-state lawmakers worried the moves would undercut ethanol demand,…

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Trump says considering having both Powell and Taylor serve at Fed

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump said on Friday he was considering tapping both current Federal Reserve Governor Jerome Powell and Stanford University economist John Taylor to serve in top posts at the U.S. central bank.

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Trump's Obamacare shift complicates ability to work with Democrats

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump's disavowal this week of a bipartisan agreement to stabilize Obamacare has further eroded the already minimal trust congressional Democrats had in him, complicating prospects for gaining their…

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U.S. House to vote on non-nuclear Iran sanctions next week

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. House of Representatives will vote next week on new sanctions on Iran's ballistic missile programme and on Lebanon's Iran-backed Hezbollah militia, senior House Republicans said on Friday, seeking to take a…