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Surveys contradict Trump claim that Comey had lost FBI confidence

/  16.08.2017  /  Politics 

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Annual employee surveys released by the FBI on Wednesday show former Director James Comey was highly regarded, contradicting President Donald Trump’s claim when he fired Comey this year that he had lost the confidence of the agency’s workers.

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Trump says ending two CEO advisory panels: tweet

/  16.08.2017  /  Politics 

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump dismantled two CEO advisory panels on Wednesday as a growing number of chief executives announced their resignations following his response to a weekend of violence in Virginia that stoked racial tensions nationwide.

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3M CEO Inge Thulin resigns from Trump’s manufacturing council

/  16.08.2017  /  Politics 

(Reuters) – 3M Co said on Wednesday Chief Executive Inge Thulin had resigned from President Donald Trump’s Manufacturing Advisory Council.

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Backlash against Trump intensifies after his comments on Virginia violence

/  16.08.2017  /  Politics 

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) – Several leading members of Donald Trump’s Republican Party and key ally Britain sharply rebuked the U.S. president on Wednesday after he insisted that white nationalists and protesters opposed to them were both to blame for deadly violence in the Virginia city of Charlottesville.

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Republican senator Graham says Trump’s race remarks dividing U.S.

/  16.08.2017  /  Politics 

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham on Wednesday called out fellow Republican President Donald Trump, saying his remarks in the wake of last weekend’s violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, were dividing the nation and at odds with many Republicans’ views.

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McConnell says all need to stand against hate and violence

/  16.08.2017  /  Politics 

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell said on Wednesday “messages of hate and bigotry” from white supremacists, the Ku Klux Klan and neo-Nazi groups should not be welcome anywhere in the United States.

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Snubbed Federal Reserve nominee a warning as Trump struggles to fill key posts

/  16.08.2017  /  Politics 

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Allan Landon prepared for his job at the Federal Reserve for two-and-a-half years during the Obama administration before his nomination sank into the partisan quicksand of Washington D.C., a swamp which has only deepened under President Donald Trump, leaving more vacancies than ever at the top of the U.S. federal government.

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As NAFTA talks begin, Trump’s ‘America First’ agenda looms large

/  16.08.2017  /  Politics 

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – As the United States, Canada and Mexico kick off negotiations on Wednesday to modernize the North American Free Trade Agreement, the biggest uncertainty is whether a deal can pass President Donald Trump’s “America First” test.

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Texas ‘bathroom bill’ dies in special legislative session

/  16.08.2017  /  Politics 

AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) – Texas measures to restrict access for transgender people to bathrooms in schools and public buildings died on Tuesday as the House adjourned and ended its special legislative session.

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Trump hits back at CEOs over response to Virginia violence

/  15.08.2017  /  Politics 

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump hit back on Tuesday at business leaders who quit a presidential advisory panel in protest over his response to a rally by far-right groups that turned deadly in Virginia, calling the executives “grandstanders.”

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