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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Jared Kushner’s lawyer failed to give the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee documents President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser received about a “Russian backdoor overture and dinner invite,” the committee’s leaders said on Thursday. In a letter to Kushner’s attorney, Abbe Lowell, Senators Chuck Grassley and Dianne Feinstein, the Judiciary Committee’s Republican
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Democrats accused Republicans in the U.S. Senate of changing their tax-cut plan into an attack on Obamacare and skewing it even more toward corporations and the wealthy on Wednesday as tensions rose in the congressional tax debate. Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch arrives for the the markup the “Tax Cuts and
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Senate Republicans on Tuesday linked repealing a key component of Obamacare to their ambitious tax-cut plan, raising new political risks and uncertainties for the tax measure that financial markets have been monitoring closely for months. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, accompanied by Sen. Roy Blunt (R-MO), speaks with reporters following the
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions said on Tuesday he now recalls a meeting with then-candidate Donald Trump and aides where campaign connections to Russia were discussed, despite earlier testifying that he was unaware of any such contacts. Sessions, addressing the House Judiciary Committee, said he recalled the March 2016 meeting where foreign
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The head of the House of Representatives’ tax-writing committee said on Sunday he would not accept elimination of a federal deduction for state and local taxes, opposing a proposal from Senate Republicans that would hike taxes for some middle class Americans. House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady said he guaranteed
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Special counsel Robert Mueller’s team has questioned Sam Clovis, co-chairman of President Donald Trump’s election campaign, to determine if Trump or top aides knew of the extent of the campaign team’s contacts with Russia, two sources familiar with the investigation said on Friday. U.S. President Donald Trump and China’s Premier Li Keqiang
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Attorneys representing Mike Flynn, a former aide to President Donald Trump, said on Friday a Wall Street Journal report about their client that included allegations “ranging from kidnapping to bribery” was “outrageous” and “false.” FILE PHOTO: White House National Security Advisor Michael Flynn walks along the West Wing colonnade at the White
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Senate Republicans unveiled a tax plan on Thursday that differed from the House of Representatives’ version on several key fronts, including how they treat the corporate tax rate, the tax deduction for state and local taxes, and the estate tax. Tax documents are seen prior to a House Ways and Means
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A U.S. Senate committee on Wednesday advanced legislation to make it easier to penalize operators of websites that facilitate online sex trafficking, the most concrete action from Congress this year to tighten regulation of internet companies. Senator Rob Portman (R-OH) speaks to reporters about the Senate healthcare bill on Capitol Hill in
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BEIJING (Reuters) – China and the United States have common interests but the relationship needs careful handling, Chinese state-run media said on Wednesday ahead of U.S. President Donald Trump’s visit to Beijing. FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump welcomes Chinese President Xi Jinping at Mar-a-Lago state in Palm Beach, Florida, U.S., April 6, 2017. REUTERS/Carlos
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