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Facebook, Twitter lawyers to testify in Congress on Russia meddling

/  19.10.2017  /  Politics 

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Facebook Inc and Twitter Inc will send their general counsels to testify on Nov. 1 before two Congressional panels investigating possible Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. election, the companies said on Thursday.

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Senator McCain suggests subpoena to make White House cyber aide testify

/  19.10.2017  /  Politics 

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Senator John McCain suggested on Thursday that a powerful congressional committee he controls may consider issuing a subpoena in order to make the White House’s top cyber security official testify.

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Facebook general counsel to testify before Congress on Nov. 1

/  19.10.2017  /  Politics 

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Facebook Inc’s general counsel will testify on Nov. 1 before a U.S. House of Representatives panel investigating possible Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. election, the company said on Thursday.

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Republican Tiberi to leave Congress in January: statement

/  19.10.2017  /  Politics 

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Republican U.S. Representative Pat Tiberi announced his retirement on Thursday from the House of Representatives, saying he will leave by Jan. 31 and not seek re-election in his Ohio district, becoming the latest in a string of Republican deciding to leave Congress.

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Some middle-class Americans worry Trump health subsidies cut will hurt

/  19.10.2017  /  Politics 

PHILADELPHIA (Reuters) – Tom Westerman voted for Donald Trump in last year’s election but says he might not do so again after the president cut off billions of dollars in Obamacare subsidies to health insurance companies.

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Senate poised for crucial vote related to tax reform measure

/  19.10.2017  /  Politics 

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump’s drive to overhaul the U.S. tax code headed for a pivotal moment on Thursday, with Senate Republicans poised to approve a budget measure that would help them pass tax legislation without Democratic support.

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Settlement proposed in North Carolina transgender bathroom lawsuit

/  19.10.2017  /  Politics 

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (Reuters) – Transgender people would be allowed to use public restrooms in North Carolina that match their gender identity under a settlement agreement filed on Wednesday that aims to resolve the federal lawsuit over the state’s widely criticized bathroom law.

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Exclusive: Trump selects Washington lawyer Joe Simons to head FTC – official

/  19.10.2017  /  Politics 

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump has selected Joseph Simons, an antitrust attorney from a Washington law firm, to head the Federal Trade Commission, a White House official said on Wednesday.

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White House says Trump’s check to military family has been sent

/  19.10.2017  /  Politics 

That was the message from the White House on Wednesday after the father of a slain U.S. Army sergeant said a generous offer from President Donald Trump had not materialized.

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Exclusive: White House to nominate Simons, Phillips, Chopra to FTC – White House official

/  19.10.2017  /  Politics 

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The White House will nominate Joseph Simons, Noah Phillips and Rohit Chopra to the Federal Trade Commission, a White House official said on Wednesday.

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