Politics

FILE PHOTO: Senator Rob Portman (R-OH) walks to the Senate Chamber as the impeachment trial of U.S. President Donald Trump continues in Washington, U.S., January 27, 2020. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts (Reuters) – A bipartisan group of U.S. senators unveiled legislation on Thursday aimed at protecting research and innovation on U.S. campuses and prevent suspected theft of
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(Reuters) – Prosecutors seeking to convict Atlanta police officer Garrett Rolfe for murder in the shooting death of Rayshard Brooks must try to persuade jurors to do something they rarely do – second guess split-second police decisions. FILE PHOTO: Protesters rally against racial inequality and the police shooting death of Rayshard Brooks, in Atlanta, Georgia,
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YEADON, Pennsylvania (Reuters) – Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden will highlight his plan to safely reopen a U.S. economy ravaged by the coronavirus pandemic on Wednesday on his third visit this month to the must-win election battleground state of Pennsylvania. FILE PHOTO: Democratic U.S. presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden speaks at a
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NEW YORK (Reuters) – Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden has opened up a 13-point lead over President Donald Trump – the widest margin this year – according to the latest Reuters/Ipsos poll as Americans grow more critical of Trump over the coronavirus pandemic and protests against police brutality. FILE PHOTO: Democratic U.S. presidential candidate and
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FILE PHOTO: Facebook, Google and Twitter logos are seen in this combination photo from Reuters files. REUTERS/File Photos/File Photo WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Top officials from Facebook, Google and Twitter will appear before U.S. lawmakers on Thursday at a hearing to discuss foreign influence and election security, the House Intelligence Committee said in a statement. The
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Democratic National Committee’s council on climate change irked party leadership when it published policy recommendations this month that ventured beyond presidential candidate Joe Biden’s plan, according to three people familiar with the matter. The party tension shows the tricky nature of climate politics as Biden seeks to court young and more
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – People attending U.S. President Donald Trump’s campaign rally in Oklahoma this week should wear masks, a White House adviser said on Sunday, as health experts cautioned against large gatherings such as political rallies during the coronavirus pandemic. FILE PHOTO: Aides wearing masks stand behind White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow as he
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A U.S. appeals court on Friday appeared skeptical of the Justice Department’s unprecedented effort to drop a criminal case against President Donald Trump’s former adviser Michael Flynn, signaling no quick end to the politically charged prosecution. FILE PHOTO: Former U.S. national security adviser Michael Flynn departs U.S. District Court In Washington, U.S.,
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(This June 11 story corrects reference to Missouri in paragraph 13.) By Patricia Zengerle WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Republican-led U.S. Senate Armed Services Committee voted to require the Department of Defense to rename military bases named after Confederate generals, setting up a clash with President Donald Trump, who opposes that change and promised a veto.
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden said he worries President Donald Trump will try to “steal” the November election but he is confident soldiers would escort Trump from the White House if he loses and does not recognize the result. FILE PHOTO: U.S. Democratic presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden speaks
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White House Press Secretary Kayleigh speaks to reporters at the White House in Washington, U.S., June 10, 2020. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The White House said on Wednesday it was putting the finishing touches on proposals to reform the police following George Floyd’s killing while in police custody, but warned that reducing immunity for
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Justice Department’s top prosecutor overseeing its criminal division is leaving his post early next month, department officials announced on Wednesday. FILE PHOTO – Assistant Attorney General Brian Benczkowski of the Criminal Division stands during a news conference to announce indictments against China’s Huawei Technologies Co Ltd, several of its subsidiaries
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OAKLAND, Calif. (Reuters) – Protests over the death of George Floyd while in Minneapolis police custody have prompted government and police officials across the United States to enact or propose changes aimed at showing demonstrators that their concerns about police brutality and racism are being heard. FILE PHOTO: A sign painted by protesters stating “Defund
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