Politics

CAIRO (Reuters) – U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Monday that department employees must step in and intervene if they witness sexual harassment, one day after U.S. President Donald Trump expressed sympathy for those accused of harassment and not given due process. Tillerson said all State Department employees would undergo mandatory training to
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A classified memo written by congressional Democrats to rebut a Republican document made public last week is “very political and long” and would have to be “heavily redacted” before it could be released, President Donald Trump said on Twitter on Saturday. Trump on Friday blocked the release of the memo, which seeks
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(Reuters) – Republican leaders in Pennsylvania’s legislature submitted a plan for redrawing the state’s congressional districts just hours before Friday’s court-ordered deadline, but Democratic Governor Tom Wolf questioned whether the proposal will pass legal muster. The newly-drawn political map was ordered on Jan. 22 by the state Supreme Court, which invalidated the existing congressional district
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(Reuters) – The mayors of big American cities, a largely Democratic bunch, love parades, but few are lining up to host the Bastille Day-style military display that Republican President Donald Trump has asked the Pentagon to prepare. The mayors of New York, Chicago and Philadelphia, all Democrats, rejected the idea of columns of soldiers and
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. House of Representatives joined the Senate early on Friday morning in approving a bill to end an overnight federal shutdown, sparing Republicans further embarrassment and averting serious interruption of the government’s business. The stopgap funding and budget measure, approved by a 240-186 House vote, will go next to President Donald
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Senate approved a budget deal including a stopgap government funding bill early on Friday, but it was too late to prevent a federal shutdown that was already underway in an embarrassing setback for the Republican-controlled Congress. The shutdown, which technically started at midnight, was the second this year under Republican
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(Reuters) – The U.S. Congress failed to pass a stopgap funding measure to avert a government shutdown before a midnight deadline on Thursday, technically triggering the start of a shutdown. The shutdown may be brief if the Senate and House of Representatives move quickly in the early morning hours of Friday, possibly ending before the
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Republican Rand Paul, an outspoken fiscal conservative, single-handedly delayed U.S. Senate action for more than seven hours on Thursday on a two-year budget deal meant to avert a government shutdown, objecting to deficit spending in the measure. As a midnight (0500 GMT Friday) deadline approached for passing a bill to extend federal
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