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Trump orders review of controversial biofuel waiver program: sources

By Jarrett Renshaw NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump has directed members of his Cabinet to review the administration’s expanded use of waivers exempting small refineries from the

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The Deciders: Meet the voters defining America's politics

By Letitia Stein (Reuters) - A retiree worried about his granddaughter's future in Pinellas County, Florida. A factory worker in Racine County, Wisconsin, who doubts politicians will improve her life

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U.S. efforts to cut off Iran oil revenue working: White House adviser

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - White House trade adviser Peter Navarro said on Thursday that United States efforts to cut off Iran's oil export revenues through sanctions are succeeding.

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U.S. Democratic hopeful Booker proposes clemency for thousands of drug offenders

By Joseph Ax (Reuters) - Democratic presidential hopeful Cory Booker said on Thursday he would consider releasing thousands of nonviolent drug offenders from federal prisons, vowing to use the

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Alabama Republican Roy Moore weighs 2020 Senate bid despite party opposition

By Joseph Ax (Reuters) - Alabama Republican Roy Moore, whose 2017 U.S. Senate bid was derailed by allegations of decades-old sexual misconduct involving teenage girls, is expected to announce on

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Exclusive: U.S. tells India it is mulling caps on H-1B visas to deter data rules - sources

By Neha Dasgupta and Aditya Kalra NEW DELHI (Reuters) - The United States has told India it is considering caps on H-1B work visas for nations that force foreign companies to store data locally, three

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Jesse Watters: Comparing Parkland shooting victim dropped by Harvard to shooter is 'irresponsible'

Fox News' Jesse Watters criticized a critic of Parkland Shooting survivor Kyle Kashuv who compared the student to the very shooter that killed his classmates but defended Harvard's choice to drop Kashuv saying the young man must "face the consequences."

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Trump tells Fox News DOJ looking into whether his phone calls were monitored

One day after formally launching his 2020 presidential bid, President Trump told Fox News' "Hannity" exclusively on Wednesday that investigators are working to determine whether his personal phone calls were secretly monitored by U.S. intelligence agencies during the 2016 campaign -- a possibility he called "the ultimate."

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Gingrich: Trump wants to 'keep America great,' some Dems 'want to keep America weak'

President Trump's choice of campaign slogan for his 2020 re-election bid was spot on, according to former House Speaker Newt Gingrich.

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Nicole Malliotakis: NY's illegal immigrant drivers' license law applies 'double standard' to citizens

New York's new law granting drivers' licenses to illegal immigrants applies a double standard to citizens, a state Republican lawmaker told Fox News Wednesday.

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Planned Parenthood plans to defy Missouri law, endangering state's last abortion clinic, report says

Planned Parenthood of St. Louis reportedly plans to openly defy a Missouri law requiring that women undergo two pelvic exams prior to obtaining an abortion, just two days before state health officials are set to decide on whether to renew the clinic's medical license.

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Los Angeles mayor faces recall effort over handling of city's burgeoning homeless crisis

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti is facing a recall effort as he continues to be besieged by complaints about the city's widespread homeless population and his handling of the crisis.

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McConnell opposes efforts to revive pay raise for lawmakers

WASHINGTON (AP) — Top Senate Republican Mitch McConnell says the GOP-controlled chamber won't go along with a bipartisan plan by House leaders to have lawmakers receive their first cost-of-living pay increase in a decade.

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Pelosi ally, freshmen Dem join calls for Trump impeachment

WASHINGTON (AP) — Three more Democrats have joined a slowly growing group calling for impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump, including a close ally of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and a Democrat who flipped a Republican district.

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Supreme Court upholds cross on public land in Maryland

WASHINGTON (AP) — A World War I memorial in the shape of a 40-foot-tall cross can continue to stand on public land in Maryland, the Supreme Court ruled Thursday in an important decision about the use of religious symbols in American life.

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Trump says Iran made 'big mistake' in downing US drone

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump declared Thursday that "Iran made a very big mistake" in shooting down a U.S. drone, increasing tensions and talk of possible open conflict in a test of wills over America's pullout from an international nuclear agreement and its economic sanctions that are crippling Tehran's economy.

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Police shooting poses Buttigieg's biggest 2020 challenge yet

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Mayor Pete Buttigieg stood before newly sworn police officers to welcome them to the city's ranks, just as he has more than a dozen times since taking office.

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Biden's words on segregationist senators draw rivals' fire

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden is dismissing calls to apologize for saying that the Senate "got things done" with "civility" even when the body included segregationists with whom he disagreed.

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Trump's Single-Day Fundraising Tally Is Big

He may not be leading in polls like this one , but President Trump is way ahead of the pack of 2020 presidential contenders when it comes to fundraising. On the heels of the official launch of his re-election campaign, Republican National Committee Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel tweeted Wednesday that Trump "raised...

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Obama's Landmark Climate Rule Is Dead

The Trump administration on Wednesday completed one of its biggest rollbacks of environmental rules, replacing a landmark Obama-era effort that sought to wean the nation's electrical grid off coal-fired power plants and their climate-damaging pollution. EPA chief Andrew Wheeler, a former coal industry lobbyist, signed a replacement rule that gives...

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Hope Hicks to Talk Today, but How Much Will She Say?

Wednesday marks the first time House lawmakers will get to question someone close to President Trump since the Mueller report dropped, but it's unclear just how much the House Judiciary Committee will be able to glean from Hope Hicks. She'll sit for a private interview with the committee, but White...

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Takeaways From Trump's 2020 Campaign Launch

President Trump officially launched his re-election campaign with a rally in Orlando on Tuesday night—and while the crowd of around 20,000 people at the Amway Center was fired up, analysts say he spent far more time on old grievances than on setting out goals for a second term...

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Trump Won't Apologize to Central Park Five

Thirty years after he bought full-page newspaper ads calling for the return of the death penalty in the wake of the Central Park Five case, President Trump refused to apologize to the five young men exonerated in 2002—and suggested they might still be guilty. When reporter April Ryan asked...

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Trump Launches 2020 Campaign to Cries of 'Lock Her Up'

"We are going to keep on fighting and we’re going to keep on winning, winning, winning," President Trump declared at a rally in Orlando on Tuesday night to officially kick off his 2020 campaign. There were strong echoes of his 2016 campaign at the 20,000-seat Amway Center, where a...

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