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Trump comments on Mueller congressional testimony

U.S. President Donald Trump, reacting to U.S. congressional testimony by former Special Counsel Robert Mueller, said the Republican Party had a good day and reiterated his attacks on the Russia probe as a hoax …

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Trump administration privately briefs Congress on Iran

The Trump administration's top national security officials, including Director of Nationwide Intelligence Dan Coats, met privately with the Gang of Eight, which includes the top Republicans and Democrats in the Senate and …

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 U.S. faces 'sanctions fatigue’?

Republican Senator of Florida Marco Rubio admitted that U.S. Congress’s enthusiasm for additional sanctions against Russia is waning. "We face a little bit of sanctions fatigue around here these days. …

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U.S. threatens Russia with 'sanctions against trolls'

U.S. Republican and Democratic senators will introduce legislation today seeking to deter Russia from possible meddling in U.S. elections by threatening stiff sanctions on its banking, energy and defense industries and sovereign debt, Reuters …

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U.S. government shutdown deal reached

Congressional negotiators have reached what they are calling "an agreement in principle" to avoid a second partial government shutdown set to begin on Saturday. “We’ve had a good evening. We’ve reached …

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 U.S. to be able to sue members of OPEC?

A bipartisan group of U.S. senators rolled out a bill that would allow the Justice Department to sue members of OPEC for antitrust violations, The Wall Street Journal reported. The House Judiciary Committee passed the bipartisan …

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 U.S. Congress estimates shutdown economic impact

The federal government shutdown cost the U.S. economy $11 billion, according to a new analysis from the Congressional Budget Office, reflecting lost output from federal workers, delayed government spending and reduced demand. The report …

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Trump warns about another government shutdown option

U.S. President Donald Trump said another government shutdown is "certainly an option" as he expressed skepticism that Congress would reach a deal to fund the border wall he has requested, The Wall Street Journal …

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U.S. House votes to bar Trump from exiting NATO

The U.S. House of Representatives approved legislation aimed at preventing President Donald Trump from withdrawing from NATO. The Democratic-led House approved the measure by a bipartisan 357-22 vote, with the only …

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House passes bill for Trump's $5 billion border wall

With Washington a little more than 24 hours away from a partial government shutdown, the House of Representatives passed a spending bill that includes an additional $5 billion for U.S. President Donald Trump's border wall. …

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