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Trump says thinks Republicans have the votes to pass tax reform: Fox Business interview

/  21.10.2017  /  Politics 

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday he thinks Republicans have the votes needed to pass a big tax cut package.

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Trump considers Fed’s Powell, economist Taylor to lead central bank

/  21.10.2017  /  Politics 

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump is considering nominating Federal Reserve Governor Jerome Powell and Stanford University economist John Taylor for the central bank’s top two jobs, in an apparent bid to reassure markets and appease conservatives hungry for change.

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Partisan feud undercuts Trump-Russia probe, U.S. Democrats charge

/  21.10.2017  /  Politics 

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Democrats on a congressional panel say members of its Republican majority are trying to sabotage an investigation into suspected Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. election, raising concerns the two parties will reach contradictory conclusions.

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Yellen lunches with White House adviser Cohn, day after Trump interview

/  20.10.2017  /  Politics 

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen returned to the White House on Friday to have lunch with President Donald Trump’s top economic adviser, Gary Cohn, a White House official said, describing the meeting as “nothing out of the ordinary.”

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Trump says considering having both Powell and Taylor serve at Fed

/  20.10.2017  /  Politics 

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump said on Friday he was considering tapping both current Federal Reserve Governor Jerome Powell and Stanford University economist John Taylor to serve in top posts at the U.S. central bank.

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Trump tax cut plan gains momentum after budget vote

/  20.10.2017  /  Politics 

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump’s tax reform plans won partial support on Friday when Republican U.S. Senator Rand Paul said he was “all in” for massive tax cuts, but the party was still far from united over how to achieve the main item on its domestic agenda.

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Trump’s Obamacare shift complicates ability to work with Democrats

/  20.10.2017  /  Politics 

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump’s disavowal this week of a bipartisan agreement to stabilize Obamacare has further eroded the already minimal trust congressional Democrats had in him, complicating prospects for gaining their cooperation on a range of issues.

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U.S. House to vote on non-nuclear Iran sanctions next week

/  20.10.2017  /  Politics 

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. House of Representatives will vote next week on new sanctions on Iran’s ballistic missile program and on Lebanon’s Iran-backed Hezbollah militia, senior House Republicans said on Friday, seeking to take a tough line against Iran without immediately moving to undermine the international nuclear deal.

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Tech companies to lobby for immigrant ‘Dreamers’ to remain in U.S.

/  20.10.2017  /  Politics 

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Nearly two dozen major companies in technology and other industries are planning to launch a coalition to demand legislation that would allow young, illegal immigrants a path to permanent residency, according to documents seen by Reuters.

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Senate panel postpones hearing with Trump lawyer Cohen in Russia probe

/  20.10.2017  /  Politics 

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee said on Friday it had postponed a public hearing with Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump’s lawyer, and it would be rescheduled for a later date.

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