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Trump favors ex-pharma executive Azar for health secretary: Politico

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump is leaning toward naming former pharmaceutical industry executive Alex Azar as his pick to lead the Department of Health and Human Services, Politico reported on Tuesday, citing two White House officials.

U.S. judge blocks latest Trump travel restrictions

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - A U.S. judge on Tuesday blocked President Donald Trump's latest bid to impose restrictions on citizens from eight countries entering the United States, which had been set to take effect this week.

U.S. mulls potential F-16 sale to Greece: Trump

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S President Donald Trump said on Tuesday that his administration has informed Congress of a potential sale to upgrade the F-16 aircraft in Greece's Air Force, a deal could be worth $2.4 billion.

Trump likely to name Fed chair by early November: source

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump has a pool of five candidates to choose from for the next chair of the Federal Reserve and is likely to announce his choice before going to Asia in early November, a source familiar with the situation said on Tuesday.

Trump likely to name Fed chair by early November: source familiar

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump has a pool of five candidates to choose from for the next chair of the Federal Reserve and is likely to announce his choice before going to Asia in early November, a source familiar with the situation said on Tuesday.

Republican Senator Paul threatens 'no' vote on budget plan

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican Senator Rand Paul on Tuesday threatened to vote 'no' on a budget resolution Republican leaders aim to bring up for a vote this week unless they decide to stick with spending caps, potentially putting the party's tax cut plans at risk.

Obama aides slam Trump over claim about past presidents, fallen soldiers

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Aides to former U.S. President Barack Obama fired back on Tuesday as criticism mounted over President Donald Trump's claim that past U.S. presidents did not contact family members of soldiers who died in combat during their time in the White House.

Trump's drug czar nominee withdraws from consideration

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump said on Tuesday that Tom Marino, his pick as the U.S. drug czar, has withdrawn after it became public that the congressman advocated for legislation undermining the government's ability to crack down on pharmaceutical companies that play a role in the nation's opioid crisis.

NFL weighs protesting players' passion against Trump rebukes

NEW YORK (Reuters) - National Football League officials will weigh the fervor of players who protest racism by kneeling for the national anthem against the anger of U.S. President Donald Trump at their two-day autumn meeting beginning on Tuesday in New York City.

Trump says he could jettison drug czar pick

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday he would review a report that his nominee for drug czar championed a law that weakened the government's ability to fight the nation's opioid epidemic, and said he could consider jettisoning the pick.

Senate Republicans gain moment on tax reform budget measure

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Senate Republicans on Monday gained crucial support for a vote on a budget resolution that is vital to President Donald Trump's hopes of signing sweeping tax reform legislation into law before January.

Trump keeping options open as Republican feud rages

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Like the deal-maker he says he is, U.S. President Donald Trump appears to be keeping his options open as his Republican Party threatens to erupt into full-scale war.

Key Republican says Trump must work with Europe on Iran

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Senator Bob Corker, the Republican chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, urged President Donald Trump's administration on Monday to work closely with European allies as it develops its new Iran policy.

Senate Republican Murkowski leaning yes on tax reform budget

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Republican Senator Lisa Murkowski said on Monday that she was leaning toward a "yes" vote on a Senate budget resolution intended to facilitate the passage of tax reform legislation later this year.

U.S. judge questions government on Trump's latest travel ban

GREENBELT, Md. (Reuters) - A U.S. judge on Monday questioned attorneys defending the Trump administration about a classified report the government is using to justify its latest ban on citizens of some countries from entering the United States.

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