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Former Trump aide Bannon refuses to comply with House subpoena

4 hours 5 min ago
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump's former chief strategist Steve Bannon declined on Tuesday to comply with a subpoena ordering him to answer questions from a House intelligence panel about his time at the White House as part of its investigation into allegations of Russian interference in the U.S. election.

House Republicans mull funding extension; 'Dreamer' deal not set

4 hours 49 min ago
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - House Republicans considered on Tuesday a stopgap bill to fund the U.S. government through Feb. 16 to avert a shutdown, but the measure would not include Democrats' demands for protections for young people brought to the United States illegally as children.

U.S. House panel to hold hearing on emergency alerts after Hawaii error

6 hours 22 min ago
(Reuters) - A U.S. House of Representatives panel said on Tuesday it planned a hearing to review a false missile alert sent in Hawaii over the weekend that stirred panic and anger in the Pacific island state.

Trump on Twitter (Jan 16): Border Security, fake news, Kazakhstan

6 hours 47 min ago
The following statements were posted to the verified Twitter accounts of U.S. President Donald Trump, @realDonaldTrump and @POTUS.

Trump is fit for duty, but should hit the gym: White House doctor

7 hours 7 min ago
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump passed a test for signs of dementia and is in overall excellent health, but needs to shed weight by cutting calories, fats and carbohydrates and starting a daily exercise routine, the White House physician said on Tuesday.

U.S. government shutdown looms amid immigration battle

7 hours 37 min ago
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Partisan finger-pointing over immigration policy on Tuesday left the U.S. Congress and the White House stumbling closer to a possible federal government shutdown by the end of the week, although Wall Street held out hopes for a deal to prevent that.

Special counsel subpoenas former Trump aide Bannon: NYTimes

7 hours 40 min ago
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump's former chief strategist Steve Bannon has been subpoenaed by Special Counsel Robert Mueller to testify before a grand jury in a probe of alleged ties between Russia and Trump's 2016 presidential campaign, the New York Times reported on Tuesday.

21 states sue to keep net neutrality as Senate Democrats reach 50 votes

7 hours 50 min ago
(Reuters) - A group of 21 U.S. state attorneys general filed suit to challenge the Federal Communications Commission's decision to do away with net neutrality on Tuesday while Democrats said they needed just one more vote in the Senate to repeal the FCC ruling.

Trump is sharp, but needs to lose weight: White House doctor

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 23:57
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump passed a cognitive test and is in overall excellent health, but needs to lose 10 to 15 pounds (4.5 to 6.8 kg) by eating better and starting to exercise, the White House physician said on Tuesday.

Bipartisan immigration plan fell short on border security: White House

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 22:58
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A bipartisan immigration proposal presented to President Donald Trump last week failed to adequately address his priorities, particularly in its level of funding for border security, the White House said on Tuesday.

Special counsel subpoenas former Trump aide Bannon: NYT

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 22:42
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump's former chief strategist Steve Bannon has been subpoenaed by Special Counsel Robert Mueller to testify before a grand jury in a probe into alleged ties between Russia and Trump's 2016 presidential campaign, the New York Times reported on Tuesday.

U.S. Senate Democrats close to majority in drive to restore net neutrality

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 22:03
(Reuters) - U.S. Senate Democrats said on Tuesday they had the backing of 50 members of the 100-person chamber to overturn the U.S. Federal Communications Commission’s decision to reverse the Obama administration's net neutrality rules, leaving them just one vote short of a majority.

White House doctor says Trump in 'excellent' overall health

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 21:57
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump had a normal score on a cognitive exam and is in excellent health, although he could benefit from a lower-fat diet and more exercise, the White House physician said on Tuesday.

'The Fakeys': Comedians turn tables on Trump's 'fake news' awards

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 21:10
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Comedian Samantha Bee is campaigning for "Shrillest Reporting," late-night talk show host Stephen Colbert put up a billboard in New York's Times Square in a bid to win votes, and rival Jimmy Kimmel calls them "The Stupid People's Choice Awards."

Senate Democrats close to majority in drive to restore net neutrality

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 20:56
(Reuters) - U.S. Senate Democrats said on Tuesday they had the backing of 50 members of the 100-person chamber to overturn the U.S. Federal Communications Commission’s decision to reverse the Obama administration's net neutrality rules, leaving them just one vote short of a majority.

U.S. Homeland Security chief: did not hear Trump use vulgarity during meeting

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 20:32
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, under intense questioning from Democratic senators, said on Tuesday she did not hear President Donald Trump use a vulgarity to describe African countries during an impassioned White House meeting last week.

Trump administration to appeal 'Dreamer' immigrant ruling

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 20:30
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Justice Department on Tuesday said it will ask the Supreme Court to overturn a lower court ruling last week that blocked President Donald Trump's move to end a program that protects hundreds of thousands of immigrants brought to the United States illegally as children.

Homeland Security chief: did not hear Trump use vulgarity during meeting

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 19:56
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, under intense questioning from Democratic senators, said on Tuesday she did not hear President Donald Trump use a vulgarity to describe African countries during an impassioned White House meeting last week.

U.S. government shutdown looms amid harsh immigration exchange

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 19:52
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Partisan finger-pointing over immigration policy on Tuesday left the U.S. Congress and the White House stumbling closer to a possible federal government shutdown by the end of the week, although Wall Street held out hopes for a deal to prevent that.

Special counsel subpoenas former Trump aide Bannon: report

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 19:20
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump's former chief strategist Steve Bannon has been subpoenaed by Special Counsel Robert Mueller to testify before a grand jury in a probe into alleged ties between Russia and Trump's 2016 presidential campaign, the New York Times reported on Tuesday.

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