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House committee recommends Trump impeachment for abuse of power, obstruction

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A Democratic-controlled U.S. House of Representatives committee approved charges of abuse of power and obstruction against Republican President Donald Trump on Friday, making it almost certain he will become the third U.S. president in history to be impeached. Learn More


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U.S. Supreme Court justices set to tackle Trump financial records dispute

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump's fight to keep his personal financial records private reaches a new stage on Friday when U.S. Supreme Court justices meet to consider up to three hotly-contested cases pitting Trump against congressional Democrats and a New York prosecutor. More »


Warren attacks Democratic rivals over big money, vows to fix 'rigged' U.S. economy

MANCHESTER, N.H. (Reuters) - Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren on Thursday accused her more moderate rivals of failing to stand up to the rich and pledged to fix a "rigged" U.S. economy, as she sought to re-energize her stalled campaign. More »


Democrats pass U.S. bill to lower drug prices that Trump threatens to veto

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - - The U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday approved legislation aimed at driving down the prices that seniors pay for prescription drugs, but the bill's future is clouded by President Donald Trump's threat of a veto and lack of support in the Senate. More »


Biden lands early slate of former backers of Harris' presidential bid

(Reuters) - Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden gained two more endorsements from onetime backers of rival Kamala Harris' campaign, a sign of early strength in consolidating support after the U.S. senator left the race. More »


Poll shows impeachment hearings had little sway on Wisconsin voters

DETROIT (Reuters) - Public testimony in Congress has done little to sway Wisconsin voters' views on the possible impeachment of President Donald Trump, a new poll from the battleground state showed on Thursday. More »


Trump likely to tap Hudson Institute's Weinstein for ambassador to Japan: Jiji

TOKYO (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump is likely to nominate Hudson Institute CEO Kenneth Weinstein as ambassador to Japan, Jiji Press reported on Friday. More »


Senate confirms Stephen Hahn as new FDA chief

(Reuters) - Dr. Stephen Hahn was on Thursday confirmed as the new head of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, taking charge at a regulatory agency that oversees products ranging from complex cancer drugs, to food, cosmetics and tobacco. More »


Democrat Booker doubling down in Iowa after failing to make debate

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Cory Booker will try to keep his presidential hopes alive by doubling down on the early voting state of Iowa, despite failing to qualify for next week's Democratic debate, his campaign said on Thursday. More »


U.S. asylum seekers sent to Guatemala preferring to return to home countries

GUATEMALA CITY (Reuters) - U.S. asylum seekers sent to Guatemala under a new Trump administration program have mostly preferred to return to their country of origin instead of staying in the Central American nation, Guatemala's Interior Minister said on Thursday. More »


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