Congressman, ousted from ethics panel, asks it to investigate him

Congressman, ousted from ethics panel, asks it to investigate him

Top Stories January 23, 2018 0

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Less than three days after he was removed from the U.S. House of Representatives Ethics Committee, Republican lawmaker Patrick Meehan asked the panel to investigate allegations he engaged in sexual harassment and misused official resources. The committee on Monday said it had become aware of public... Read more
House passes measure to fund government and end shutdown

House passes measure to fund government and end shutdown

Top Stories January 22, 2018 0

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. House of Representatives passed a short-term measure on Monday to fund the federal government through Feb. 8 and end a three-day government shutdown. By a 266-150 vote, the Republican-led House quickly followed the Senate and approved the stopgap bill, which includes a six-year extension... Read more
Senators forge deal to end government shutdown

Senators forge deal to end government shutdown

Top Stories January 22, 2018 0

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. senators struck a deal on Monday to lift a three-day government shutdown as Democrats agreed to end the standoff in exchange for President Donald Trump’s Republicans promising a debate on the future of young illegal immigrants. Legislation to renew government funding easily cleared a procedural... Read more
Pennsylvania court: congressional map unconstitutionally gerrymandered

Pennsylvania court: congressional map unconstitutionally gerrymandered

Top Stories January 22, 2018 0

(Reuters) – The Pennsylvania Supreme Court on Monday threw out the state’s congressional map as unconstitutionally gerrymandered and gave lawmakers until Feb. 9 to redraw the boundaries, a decision that will have major ramifications for the 2018 midterm elections. Under a new map, Democrats, who hold only five of... Read more
Trump’s attendance at Davos economic forum in doubt due to shutdown

Trump’s attendance at Davos economic forum in doubt due to shutdown

Top Stories January 22, 2018 0

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump’s attendance at the World Economic Forum in Davos in the Swiss alps was in doubt on Monday as the U.S. government shutdown stretched into a third day. White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders said the departure of a high-profile U.S. delegation for the conference... Read more
Factbox: Trump on Twitter (Jan 22) – Democrats

Factbox: Trump on Twitter (Jan 22) – Democrats

Top Stories January 22, 2018 0

The following statements were posted to the verified Twitter accounts of U.S. President Donald Trump, @realDonaldTrump and @POTUS. The opinions expressed are his own. Reuters has not edited the statements or confirmed their accuracy. @realDonaldTrump : – The Democrats are turning down services and security for citizens in favor of services... Read more
Government workers begin shutdown as Senate vote looms

Government workers begin shutdown as Senate vote looms

Top Stories January 22, 2018 0

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Hundreds of thousands of federal workers began shutting down operations on Monday with the U.S. government closed and the Senate prepared to try again to restore funding, if only temporarily, and resolve a dispute over immigration. As government employees prepared for the first weekday since the... Read more
Rex Tillerson visits new U.S. embassy in London that Trump criticized

Rex Tillerson visits new U.S. embassy in London that Trump criticized

Top Stories January 22, 2018 0

LONDON (Reuters) – Secretary of State Rex Tillerson visited the new $1 billion U.S. embassy in London on Monday, just days after his boss Donald Trump criticized the move to new diplomatic premises as part of a bad deal agreed by the administration of Barack Obama. Trump earlier this... Read more
Senator says FBI lost crucial texts tied to Clinton probe

Senator says FBI lost crucial texts tied to Clinton probe

Top Stories January 22, 2018 0

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Federal Bureau of Investigation has lost about five months worth of text messages between two staffers who worked on probes into former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s emails and possible collusion between Russia and President Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign, according to a Republican lawmaker.... Read more
U.S. government workers awake to shutdown, Senate vote looms

U.S. government workers awake to shutdown, Senate vote looms

Top Stories January 22, 2018 0

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Hundreds of thousands of federal workers will wake up on Monday with the U.S. government still shut down and the Senate expected to try again to restore federal funding, if only temporarily, and work on resolving a dispute over immigration. Amid uncertainty about whether federal employees... Read more