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MSNBC host leaving the Republican party, becoming an independent

MSNBC host leaving the Republican party, becoming an independent

 

Co-host of MSNBC's "Morning Joe" and former Republican U.S. congressman Joe Scarborough said on Tuesday that he is leaving the Republican party and becoming an independent during an appearance on a late-night talk show.


July 12, 2017 - 08:22 GMT
Among Trump associates, concern and frustration over Donald Jr. crisis

Among Trump associates, concern and frustration over Donald Jr. crisis

 

Fresh off one foreign trip and preparing for another, Donald Trump was enjoying a period of relative calm - until the White House was rocked by a fresh controversy over contacts between the president's campaign and Russia.


July 12, 2017 - 00:49 GMT
Trump Jr.'s Russia emails could trigger probe under election law

Trump Jr.'s Russia emails could trigger probe under election law

 

Donald Trump Jr.'s meeting with a woman he was told was a Russian government lawyer who had incriminating information about Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton that could help his father's presidential campaign could lead investigators to probe whether he violated U.S. election law, experts said.


July 12, 2017 - 00:27 GMT
Trump seen replacing Yellen at Fed with NEC's Cohn: Politico

Trump seen replacing Yellen at Fed with NEC's Cohn: Politico

 

President Donald Trump is increasingly unlikely to nominate Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen next year for a second term and National Economic Council Director Gary Cohn is the leading candidate to succeed her, Politico reported on Tuesday, citing four people close to the process.


July 11, 2017 - 22:23 GMT
House intel committee wants Trump Jr. to appear before panel: top Democrat

House intel committee wants Trump Jr. to appear before panel: top Democrat

 

The U.S. House Intelligence Committee wants Donald Trump Jr. to appear before the panel to answer questions about his meeting last year with a Russian lawyer who he believed had information damaging to Hillary Clinton, the committee's top Democrat said on Tuesday.


July 11, 2017 - 21:26 GMT
Trump, France's Macron to discuss Syria and terrorism during Paris visit

Trump, France's Macron to discuss Syria and terrorism during Paris visit

 

U.S. President Donald Trump will discuss Syria and counterterrorism when he meets with French President Emmanuel Macron in Paris later this week, a White House official said on Tuesday.


July 11, 2017 - 20:30 GMT
Senior U.S., Russian diplomats to meet in Washington next week

Senior U.S., Russian diplomats to meet in Washington next week

 

U.S. Undersecretary of State for Political Affairs Thomas Shannon will meet with Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov in Washington next week, the State Department spokeswoman said on Tuesday.


July 11, 2017 - 19:32 GMT
Prosecutors argue against prison time for New Jersey 'Bridgegate' mastermind

Prosecutors argue against prison time for New Jersey 'Bridgegate' mastermind

 

The mastermind of the "Bridgegate" lane closure scandal that helped torpedo New Jersey Governor Chris Christie's presidential bid should not be sentenced to prison due to his cooperation, U.S. prosecutors said in a court document filed on Tuesday.


July 11, 2017 - 19:16 GMT
U.S. senator seeks legislation to undo ban on arbitration clauses

U.S. senator seeks legislation to undo ban on arbitration clauses

 

U.S. Senator Tom Cotton said on Tuesday he has begun the legislative process to eliminate a new ban on mandatory arbitration clauses established by a government regulator.


July 11, 2017 - 19:16 GMT
Trump calls son 'high-quality person,' applauds his transparency

Trump calls son 'high-quality person,' applauds his transparency

 

President Donald Trump on Tuesday called his eldest son, Donald Trump Jr., a "high-quality person" and appluaded his transparency.


July 11, 2017 - 19:16 GMT
EPA chief wants scientists to debate climate on TV

EPA chief wants scientists to debate climate on TV

 

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is in the early stages of launching a debate about climate change that could air on television – challenging scientists to prove the widespread view that global warming is a serious threat, the head of the agency said.


July 11, 2017 - 19:15 GMT
Top Senate Republican to unveil revised healthcare plan

Top Senate Republican to unveil revised healthcare plan

 

The top U.S. Senate Republican said on Tuesday he would unveil a revised version of major healthcare legislation sought by President Donald Trump on Thursday but deep divisions within the party left the stalled bill's prospects uncertain.


July 11, 2017 - 19:15 GMT
Trump Jr. told Russian government behind effort to help father's campaign: NY Times

Trump Jr. told Russian government behind effort to help father's campaign: NY Times

 

Donald Trump Jr. was told prior to meeting a Russian lawyer whom he believed had information damaging to Hillary Clinton that the material was part of a Russian government effort to help his father's presidential campaign, the New York Times reported on Monday, citing three people with knowledge of the email.


July 11, 2017 - 01:59 GMT
Trump to nominate Quarles to be first Fed vice chairman of supervision

Trump to nominate Quarles to be first Fed vice chairman of supervision

 

U.S. President Donald Trump plans to nominate former Treasury official Randal Quarles to be the Federal Reserve's first vice chairman of supervision, the White House said on Monday.


July 10, 2017 - 23:27 GMT
Republican senator: no reason not to pass Russia sanctions bill

Republican senator: no reason not to pass Russia sanctions bill

 

The Republican chairman of the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee said on Monday that if the House of Representatives does not pass a Russian sanctions bill, it is because members do not want to impose new sanctions, not because of a procedural issue.


July 10, 2017 - 23:15 GMT
Pennsylvania governor to let state budget become law

Pennsylvania governor to let state budget become law

 

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf said on Monday he would allow an unbalanced budget of just under $32 billion to become law at midnight after state lawmakers failed to agree on a plan to close a $2 billion deficit.


July 10, 2017 - 23:15 GMT
Senate's Schumer urges stabilizing health insurance market

Senate's Schumer urges stabilizing health insurance market

 

U.S. Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer on Monday said he had written to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell urging bipartisan effort to stabilize the U.S. health insurance market.


July 10, 2017 - 20:17 GMT
Exclusive: Donald Trump Jr. hires N.Y. lawyer for Russia probes

Exclusive: Donald Trump Jr. hires N.Y. lawyer for Russia probes

 

Donald Trump Jr., the president's son, has hired New York lawyer Alan Futerfas to represent him in connection with Russia-related investigations, the lawyer and Trump Jr.'s office said on Monday.


July 10, 2017 - 20:05 GMT
Intelligence panel should interview Trump Jr.- senior senator

Intelligence panel should interview Trump Jr.- senior senator

 

A senior Republican member of the U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee said on Monday that the panel should interview President Donald Trump's eldest son, Donald Trump Jr., and a Russian attorney, as well as anyone else who was at a meeting between them last summer.


July 10, 2017 - 18:23 GMT
ACLU in lawsuit alleges Trump's election panel is too secret

ACLU in lawsuit alleges Trump's election panel is too secret

 

The American Civil Liberties Union on Monday said it had filed a lawsuit against U.S. President Donald Trump's election commission, saying it had failed to follow federal law governing public access and transparency for such advisory groups.


July 10, 2017 - 18:23 GMT
PR specialist says set up meeting between Trump's son, Russian lawyer at a client's request

PR specialist says set up meeting between Trump's son, Russian lawyer at a client's request

 

The public relations specialist who arranged a meeting last year between President Donald Trump's son, Donald Trump Jr., and a Russian attorney said on Monday he did so at the request of singer-songwriter-businessman Emin Agalarov, a Moscow-based client of his.


July 10, 2017 - 17:37 GMT
Trump's healthcare push faces trouble as Congress returns

Trump's healthcare push faces trouble as Congress returns

 

President Donald Trump's effort to roll back Obamacare faced growing obstacles on Monday as Republicans who control the U.S. Senate remained divided over how to curb the costs of their proposed healthcare bill and prevent millions from losing coverage.


July 10, 2017 - 12:01 GMT
Two senior Republican senators criticize Tillerson comments on Russia

Two senior Republican senators criticize Tillerson comments on Russia

 

Two senior Republican U.S. senators criticized Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Sunday for saying that Russia may have the "right approach" on Syria and for what they called his lack of focus on Afghanistan and Pakistan.


July 10, 2017 - 00:41 GMT
Trump's son met Russian lawyer after promise of information on Clinton: NY Times

Trump's son met Russian lawyer after promise of information on Clinton: NY Times

 

President Donald Trump's son Donald Trump Jr. agreed to meet with a Kremlin-linked lawyer during the 2016 campaign after being promised damaging information about Hillary Clinton, the New York Times reported on Sunday, citing three advisers to the White House.


July 09, 2017 - 21:26 GMT
Senator McCain says Republican healthcare bill likely dead

Senator McCain says Republican healthcare bill likely dead

 

Senator John McCain, a senior U.S. Republican, predicted on Sunday that the bill to roll back Obamacare would likely fail in the Senate if put to a vote.


July 09, 2017 - 15:24 GMT
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