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Cuban businesswomen seek Rubio meeting as U.S. policy bites

14 min 45 sec ago
HAVANA (Reuters) - An association of Cuban businesswomen has asked to meet with Republican Senator Marco Rubio of Florida to explain the impact on the country's nascent private sector of rolling back a detente in U.S. relations.

Trump starts paying his own legal bills on Russia probe: attorneys

33 min 41 sec ago
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump has begun paying his own legal bills related to the Russia investigation and will no longer use political donations to his reelection campaign or the Republican Party to cover the costs, his attorneys confirmed.

White House seeks $44 billion in hurricane aid from U.S. Congress

1 hour 4 min ago
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House on Friday said it had asked Congress for $44 billion in supplemental disaster assistance to help those affected by the recent hurricanes that hit Puerto Rico, Texas, Florida and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Senate candidate Moore's wife says 'he will not step down'

1 hour 53 min ago
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The wife of Republican Alabama U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore said on Friday her husband would not end his campaign in the wake of sexual misconduct allegations, dismissing reports about his past behavior toward some women as political attacks.

White House seeks another $44 billion in hurricane aid

2 hours 13 min ago
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House said on Friday it had it asked Congress for $44 billion in supplemental disaster assistance to help those affected by recent hurricanes that hit Puerto Rico, Texas, Florida and the Virgin Islands.

Pass-through businesses to see cuts under tax plan: Steven Mnuchin

6 hours 15 min ago
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The majority of small businesses and non-corporate enterprises known as "pass-throughs" would see a significant tax cut under the Republican tax plan, U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said on Friday.

Tax overhaul drama moves to Senate as House approves its bill

16 hours 5 min ago
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Congressional Republicans took important steps on Thursday toward the biggest U.S. tax-code overhaul since the 1980s, with the House of Representatives approving a broad package of tax cuts, and a Senate panel advancing its own version of the legislation sought by senior lawmakers and President Donald Trump.

Tax overhaul drama moves to U.S. Senate as House approves its bill

18 hours 42 min ago
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Congressional Republicans took an important step on Thursday toward the biggest U.S. tax-code overhaul since the 1980s as the House of Representatives approved a broad package of tax cuts sought by senior lawmakers and President Donald Trump.

Trump says U.S. Senate candidate Moore should leave race if allegations true

19 hours 17 min ago
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump finds the sexual misconduct allegations against U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore "troubling" and thinks he should leave the race if they are true, the White House said on Thursday, as party leaders in Alabama stood by their nominee.

McCain warns Trump over staffing Pentagon with industry insiders

19 hours 39 min ago
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Senator John McCain warned President Donald Trump on Thursday against nominating any more defense industry insiders to top Pentagon posts, as his committee questioned an executive from Lockheed Martin Corp about potential conflicts of interest.

U.S. Interior Secretary fails to provide papers in travel probe: inspector

20 hours 20 min ago
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Interior Department has failed to provide documentation needed for an internal probe of Secretary Ryan Zinke's travels, the department's inspector general said on Thursday.

Lawmakers seek more information from Trump son-in-law Kushner in Russia probe

Thu, 11/16/2017 - 23:59
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Jared Kushner's lawyer failed to give the Senate Judiciary Committee a document President Donald Trump's son-in-law and senior adviser received about a "Russian backdoor overture and dinner invite," the committee's leaders said on Thursday.

U.S. lawmakers seek more information from Trump son-in-law Kushner in Russia probe

Thu, 11/16/2017 - 23:52
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Jared Kushner's lawyer failed to give the Senate Judiciary Committee a document President Donald Trump's son-in-law and senior adviser received about a "Russian backdoor overture and dinner invite," the committee's leaders said on Thursday.

Trump stops short of saying U.S. Senate candidate Moore should leave race

Thu, 11/16/2017 - 23:13
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump believes Republican U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore should step aside if sexual misconduct allegations against him are true, the White House said on Thursday, while state party leaders in Alabama vowed to stand by their nominee.

U.S. House of Representatives approves tax overhaul, fight shifts to Senate

Thu, 11/16/2017 - 22:58
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican U.S. lawmakers on Thursday took an important step toward the biggest tax code overhaul since the 1980s as the House of Representatives approved a broad package of tax cuts sought by President Donald Trump.

Trump to announce terrorism list decision on North Korea next week: White House

Thu, 11/16/2017 - 22:23
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump will announce his decision next week on whether to put North Korea on a U.S. list of state sponsors of terrorism, the White House said on Thursday.

U.S. Congress to seek new tax incentives for Puerto Rico rebuilding

Thu, 11/16/2017 - 22:20
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan said on Thursday he wants to craft changes to a just-passed tax overhaul bill to provide "additional tax incentives" that would help Puerto Ricans recover from Hurricane Maria.

Trump believes Roy Moore should step aside if allegations are true -White House

Thu, 11/16/2017 - 22:07
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump believes Republican U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore should step aside if sexual misconduct allegations against him are true, the White House said on Thursday.

Senate sends $700 billion defense bill to Trump, funding uncertain

Thu, 11/16/2017 - 21:52
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate passed a $700 billion defense policy bill on Thursday, backing President Donald Trump's call for a bigger, stronger military, but leaving unsettled how to fund the massive spending increase amid a Republican-led push to cut taxes.

Lawmakers want more information from Trump son-in-law Kushner for Russia probe

Thu, 11/16/2017 - 21:03
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The leaders of the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee said on Thursday they had not received information they requested from President Donald Trump's son-in-law, Jared Kushner, including emails, phone records and documents related to communications with former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn.

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