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HAVANA (Reuters) – An association of Cuban businesswomen has asked to meet with Republican Senator Marco Rubio of Florida to explain the impact on the country’s nascent private sector of rolling back a detente in U.S. relations. Rubio, a Cuban-American politician who advocates a “no contact” policy with the Communist-run island, has advised President Donald
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Jared Kushner’s lawyer failed to give the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee documents President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser received about a “Russian backdoor overture and dinner invite,” the committee’s leaders said on Thursday. White House Senior adviser Jared Kushner attends bilateral meetings held by U.S. President Donald Trump and China’s President
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(Reuters) – North Carolina Senators Richard Burr and Thom Tillis said they will not support the Trump administration’s nominee to head the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) chemical safety office, media reports said. FILE PHOTO: Sen. Richard Burr (R-NC), Chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, speaks with reporters following a closed meeting on Capitol Hill in
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Democrats accused Republicans in the U.S. Senate of changing their tax-cut plan into an attack on Obamacare and skewing it even more toward corporations and the wealthy on Wednesday as tensions rose in the congressional tax debate. Protestors chant during a rally against the Republican tax bill on Capitol Hill in Washington
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions said on Tuesday he now recalls a meeting with then-candidate Donald Trump and aides where campaign connections to Russia were discussed, despite earlier testifying that he was unaware of any such contacts. Sessions, addressing the House Judiciary Committee, said he recalled the March 2016 meeting where foreign
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions has asked Justice Department prosecutors to decide if a special counsel should be appointed to investigate certain Republican concerns, including alleged wrongdoing by the Clinton Foundation and the sale of a uranium company to Russia, according to media reports on Monday. U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions makes
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Special counsel Robert Mueller’s team has questioned Sam Clovis, co-chairman of President Donald Trump’s election campaign, to determine if Trump or top aides knew of the extent of the campaign team’s contacts with Russia, two sources familiar with the investigation said on Friday. U.S. President Donald Trump and China’s Premier Li Keqiang
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Attorneys representing Mike Flynn, a former aide to President Donald Trump, said on Friday a Wall Street Journal report about their client that included allegations “ranging from kidnapping to bribery” was “outrageous” and “false.” FILE PHOTO: White House National Security Advisor Michael Flynn walks along the West Wing colonnade at the White
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Senate Republicans unveiled a tax plan on Thursday that differed from the House of Representatives’ version on several key fronts, including how they treat the corporate tax rate, the tax deduction for state and local taxes, and the estate tax. Complicating a Republican push for the biggest overhaul of U.S. tax
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BEIJING (Reuters) – Chinese state media on Friday praised the tone and outcome of U.S. President Donald Trump’s visit to Beijing, saying he and Chinese President Xi Jinping were setting a new blueprint for handling relations and managing their differences. U.S. President Donald Trump and China’s President Xi Jinping arrive at a state dinner at
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Rival Republican tax-cut plans were emerging in the U.S. Congress on Thursday that differed on issues such as cutting the corporate income tax, the deduction for state and local taxes and the tax on inheritances paid by the richest Americans. Tax documents are seen prior to a House Ways and Means Committee
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