Reuters - Politics

U.S. House panel approves $36.5 billion for hurricane, wildfire relief

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. House of Representatives' Appropriations Committee has approved $36.5 billion in emergency funding for relief and recovery from the recent devastating hurricanes and wildfires, a spokeswoman for the committee's chairman said late on Tuesday.

Three quarters of Americans favor higher taxes for wealthy: Reuters/Ipsos poll

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - As President Donald Trump promotes a tax plan critics say would raise the federal deficit by slashing corporate rates and eliminating some taxes paid by the rich, some three quarters of Americans believe the wealthiest should pay more, Reuters/Ipsos polling shows.

NAFTA talks hit contentious phase as Canadian PM fights for trade pact

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Contentious new U.S. demands are set to hit NAFTA negotiating tables on Wednesday, threatening to push modernization talks toward collapse as Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau again tries to remind U.S. President Donald Trump of the trade pact's merits.

U.S. Treasury dashes hopes for near-term World Bank capital hike

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. Treasury official dashed hopes for a World Bank capital increase in the near term, saying the multilateral lender first needs to review its balance sheet to ensure resources are going to countries and projects that need them most.

Trump's ex-adviser Carter Page will not testify in Russia probe: Politico

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Carter Page, a former foreign policy adviser to Donald Trump's presidential campaign, told the Senate Intelligence Committee on Tuesday he would not cooperate with any request to appear before the panel in its investigation of possible Russian interference in the 2016 election, Politico reported.

U.S. congressional panels spar over 'Trump dossier' on Russia contacts

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Three congressional committees are scuffling over a former British spy's reports that are central to investigations into U.S. allegations that Russia tried to help Donald Trump's 2016 presidential campaign, people involved in the inquiries said.

Trump says his feud with Senator Corker will not hurt tax push

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Tuesday his public feud with Senator Bob Corker would not harm his push for a tax-code overhaul, hours after he aimed a new insult at the influential fellow Republican by mocking his physical stature.

Senator Collins to say Friday if she will run for Maine governor

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Susan Collins, one of the few remaining moderate Republicans in the U.S. Senate, is expected to announce on Friday whether she will run for governor of Maine next year in what would be a bid to replace conservative Governor Paul LePage.

U.S. businesses fear NAFTA doomed; Mexico warns of consequences

MEXICO CITY/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The most powerful U.S. business lobby accused the Trump administration of making "poison pill proposals" to sabotage NAFTA on Tuesday, as Mexico's foreign minister said the demise of the regional trade pact would hurt bilateral cooperation.

Trump says his feud with senator Corker won't hurt tax push

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Tuesday his public feud with Senator Bob Corker would not harm his push for a tax code overhaul, hours after piling a new insult on the influential fellow Republican by mocking his physical stature.

Trump says he's likely to sign healthcare order this week

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump said on Tuesday he likely will sign an order this week that is expected to allow Americans to buy stripped-down health insurance policies, a step some experts say would further undermine the Obamacare law that Trump opposes.

NFL owners to mull anthem rules as Trump ups protest criticism

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - NFL team owners will consider requiring players to stand for the U.S. national anthem after President Donald Trump on Tuesday stepped up his criticism of silent player protests against racial injustice by targeting the league on taxes.

U.S. chamber warns of 'existential threat' to NAFTA

MEXICO CITY/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The most powerful U.S. business lobby accused the Trump administration on Tuesday of making "poison pill proposals" to sabotage talks aimed at modernizing NAFTA, as negotiators began gathering in Washington for fresh trade talks.

Tiff with Corker won't hurt tax push, plan changes coming: Trump

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump said on Tuesday that his Twitter dispute with Republican Senator Bob Corker would not harm his administration's and congressional Republicans' push to overhaul the tax code and vowed to strengthen the party's tax plan.

Trump plays tax card in fight over NFL anthem protests

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Tuesday the National Football League should not be given tax breaks, stepping up his criticism of the world's top-grossing sports league over silent player protests at games against racial injustice.

Pages