Reuters: Politics

  • U.S. judge halts deportation of more than 1,400 Iraqi nationals
    DETROIT (Reuters) - A federal judge in Michigan on Monday halted the deportation of more than 1,400 Iraqi nationals from the United States, the latest legal victory for the Iraqi nationals facing deportation in a closely watched case.... Read more »
  • Senate healthcare holdout Collins never got call from Trump
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump exhorted every Republican to vote yes on a healthcare overhaul when it comes before the Senate this week, but one of his party's most vocal opponents of the bill, Senator Susan Collins, said he had made no effort to reach her.... Read more »
  • Trump gives Boy Scouts at jamboree a taste of Washington politics
    GLEN JEAN, West Virginia (Reuters) - After another challenging day in Washington, President Donald Trump flew to West Virginia to a field full of 40,000 chanting and cheering Boy Scouts, telling them he was happy to leave Washington behind.... Read more »
  • Republican Senator McCain will return Tuesday for healthcare vote
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Republican Senator John McCain, who has been recuperating in Arizona after being diagnosed with brain cancer, will return to Washington for a vote on healthcare reform on Tuesday, his office said in a statement on Monday.... Read more »
  • Trump pleads with Republicans to roll back Obamacare
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump made a last-ditch plea to U.S. Senate Republicans on Monday to "do the right thing" and fulfill seven years of campaign promises to repeal and replace former President Barack Obama's signature healthcare law.... Read more »
  • Unrest bubbles among Trump's key foreign policy aides: sources
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Frustration is mounting among leading foreign policy officials in President Donald Trump's administration as they chafe at some policy and bureaucratic defeats and complain they lack independence to do their jobs, officials say.... Read more »
  • Jared Kushner details Russia contacts, denies collusion
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump's son-in-law, Jared Kushner, emerged from behind the scenes on Monday to tell Senate investigators he had no part in any Kremlin attempt to meddle in the U.S. election despite having met Russians four times last year.... Read more »
  • Senator Corker says no deal yet on Russia sanctions bill
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Long-delayed legislation to impose new sanctions on Russia hit another snag on Monday when the influential Republican chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee said the announcement of a deal to move the bill forward was premature.... Read more »
  • U.S. judge allows Trump election commission to seek voting data
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump's commission investigating voter fraud may request voter roll data from U.S. states, a federal judge ruled on Monday, in a setback for groups that contend the effort could infringe on privacy rights.... Read more »
  • Attorney General Sessions visits White House, not Trump
    ABOARD AIR FORCE ONE (Reuters) - U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions was at the White House on Monday but did not meet with President Donald Trump, who referred to him in a tweet as "beleaguered" earlier in the day, White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders said.... Read more »