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Trump says White House discussing gun legislation; Democrats say talks low-level

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump said on Tuesday his administration was in "meaningful" talks with Democrats about gun legislation after the latest mass shootings, but congressional aides downplayed the discussions as low-level and not very productive. Learn More

 

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House panel says 'time is of the essence' in Trump tax return fight

(Reuters) - A U.S. House of Representatives committee on Tuesday urged a federal judge to quickly resolve its bid to obtain President Donald Trump's tax returns, which the Trump administration has refused to turn over. More »

 

Trump looking at possible tax cuts amid economic jitters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump said on Tuesday his administration was considering potential tax cuts on wages as well as profits from asset sales, and sought to play down market anxieties that the world's top economy could be heading for a recession. More »

 

Trump White House seeks to assuage farmer unrest over biofuel policy: sources

NEW YORK/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump's administration has been scrambling to stem the tide of rising anger in Farm Belt states after its decision this month to allow numerous oil refiners to mix less ethanol into their gasoline, sources told Reuters on Tuesday. More »

 

U.S. conservatives say Facebook needs 'significant work' to address concerns: former senator

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A review by a former Republican U.S. senator concludes that political conservatives believe Facebook Inc needs to do "significant work" to satisfy their concerns that the social media website is biased, describing policies and examples that they found problematic without laying out evidence of systemic partisanship. More »

 

Trump administration expected to announce plan to detain migrant children longer: ABC

(Reuters) - The Trump administration is expected to announce new rules that would allow the government to detain families with children crossing the U.S. border longer, according to ABC News, citing two government officials it said were familiar with the plan. More »

 

Democrat Warren wants to repeal 1994 crime bill, end cash bail

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Democratic presidential hopeful Elizabeth Warren on Tuesday proposed sweeping changes to federal and state criminal justice systems, including ending cash bail requirements and doing away with a crime bill that rival Joe Biden helped make law. More »

 

Trump says he will decide on foreign aid spending cuts within week

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Tuesday that he was looking at various options for a budget package that could cut billions of dollars in foreign aid and that he would decide on the issue "sooner than a week." More »

 

Trump says Deputy Secretary of State Sullivan could be next envoy to Moscow

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Deputy Secretary of State John Sullivan "could very well be" the next U.S. ambassador to Russia, President Donald Trump said on Tuesday, describing the No. 2 diplomat at the State Department as "very respected." More »

 

Democratic hopeful Warren apologizes for Native American ancestry claims

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Democratic presidential hopeful Elizabeth Warren on Monday apologized again for her claims in the 1980s that she is Native American, speaking to a crowd of tribal leaders in Iowa. More »

 

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