Trump on Twitter (Dec 21) – Tax Cuts, Home sales

Trump on Twitter (Dec 21) – Tax Cuts, Home sales

Top Stories December 22, 2017 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 Massive Tax Cuts, which the Fake News Media is desperate to write badly... Read more
Exclusive: State Department tells refugee agencies to downsize U.S. operations

Exclusive: State Department tells refugee agencies to downsize U.S. operations

Top Stories December 22, 2017 0

(Reuters) – The U.S. State Department has told refugee agencies it will sharply pare back the number of offices across the country authorized to resettle people in 2018 as President Donald Trump cuts the number of refugees allowed into the United States. The announcement was made at a Dec.... Read more
Senate shelves disaster aid bill until next month

Senate shelves disaster aid bill until next month

Top Stories December 22, 2017 0

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Legislation to provide $81 billion in new disaster aid for U.S. states, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands was put on hold by the Senate on Thursday amid attacks from both Republicans and Democrats. The Republican-controlled House of Representatives passed the legislation earlier on Thursday... Read more
In victory for Trump, judge tosses suit on foreign payments

In victory for Trump, judge tosses suit on foreign payments

Top Stories December 22, 2017 0

NEW YORK (Reuters) – A federal judge in New York on Thursday threw out a lawsuit that had accused President Donald Trump of violating the U.S. Constitution by accepting foreign payments through his hotels and other businesses, handing him a major victory on an issue that has dogged him... Read more
Congress votes to avert shutdown, sends Trump stopgap spending bill

Congress votes to avert shutdown, sends Trump stopgap spending bill

Top Stories December 22, 2017 0

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Congress on Thursday averted a government shutdown just one day before federal funding was due to expire, sending President Donald Trump a bill to provide just enough money to keep agencies operating through Jan. 19. With lawmakers eager to begin a holiday recess until... Read more
Senate backs stop-gap bill to avert government shutdown

Senate backs stop-gap bill to avert government shutdown

Top Stories December 22, 2017 0

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Senate on Thursday approved a bill to fund the federal government through Jan. 19 and avert agency shutdowns as a Friday midnight deadline neared. By a vote of 66-32, the Senate approved the money to keep most agencies funded at current levels, giving Republicans... Read more
U.S. House votes to avert shutdown; Senate debate next

U.S. House votes to avert shutdown; Senate debate next

Top Stories December 21, 2017 0

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Republicans in the U.S. Congress on Thursday advanced stopgap legislation to keep the federal government operating past Friday when funding expires, seeking to avert a self-inflicted disaster just before the Christmas holiday season. The House of Representatives passed a bill by a vote of 231 to... Read more
U.S. court rejects Trump bid to stop transgender military recruits on Jan. 1

U.S. court rejects Trump bid to stop transgender military recruits on Jan. 1

Top Stories December 21, 2017 0

NEW YORK (Reuters) – A federal appeals court in Virginia on Thursday rejected a bid by President Donald Trump’s administration to prevent the U.S. military from accepting transgender recruits starting Jan. 1. The administration had urged the appeals court to suspend an order by a federal judge in Baltimore... Read more
Spy chiefs pressure Congress to renew expiring surveillance law

Spy chiefs pressure Congress to renew expiring surveillance law

Top Stories December 21, 2017 0

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The leaders of the U.S. intelligence community on Thursday pressed Congress to renew the National Security Agency’s expiring surveillance law, warning in a rare public statement that national security may be endangered if lawmakers let it lapse. The message from the intelligence chiefs sought to apply... Read more
U.S. House unveils new stop-gap funding bill to avert shutdown

U.S. House unveils new stop-gap funding bill to avert shutdown

Top Stories December 21, 2017 0

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Republicans in the U.S. Congress on Thursday advanced legislation to keep the federal government operating past Friday when funding expires, adding some “emergency” money for the military in a bid to gain the support of conservatives in the House of Representatives. House Republican leaders unveiled a... Read more