House conservative: Tax overhaul must happen by Thanksgiving

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Republican lawmakers must deliver tax legislation to President Donald Trump’s desk before December or lose their chance to enact bold reforms capable of driving the U.S. economy, a leading Republican conservative said on Wednesday. Source: Politics

Massive copper mine tests Trump's push to slash regulation

SUPERIOR, Arizona (Reuters) – Rio Tinto’s proposed Resolution Copper Mine in Arizona would tunnel 7,000 feet underground, where rocks radiate heat from the earth’s molten core. It would suck up enough water to supply a city and leave a crater…

Feuding U.S. Senate Republicans to get revised healthcare bill

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Senate Republican leaders are expected to unveil a new version of their legislation to repeal and replace Obamacare on Thursday, amid continued feuding among lawmakers over what should go in the bill and uncertainty over its…

Trump's Fed nominee has history of benefiting from bailouts

(Reuters) – President Donald Trump’s pick to lead bank supervision at the Federal Reserve benefited from the government bailing out or rescuing two banks during the 2008 financial crisis, but that may not prevent his confirmation by a U.S. Senate…

State Dept. OKs possible sale of $1 billion in military vehicles to Britain

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. State Department has approved the possible sale to Britain of Joint Light Tactical Vehicles and accessories with an estimated worth of $1.035 billion, the Pentagon said on Monday. Source: Politics

Trump says may take a while for U.S., China to deal with North Korea

HAMBURG (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump on Saturday said it may take time to rein in North Korea’s nuclear ambitions, but expressed confidence that Washington and Beijing could eventually do so. Source: Politics

Hawaii renews bid to narrow Trump travel ban

(Reuters) – The state of Hawaii renewed its bid to narrow President Donald Trump’s temporary travel ban, following court rulings which said the state had taken the wrong procedural approach in attempts to challenge the administration’s policy earlier this week….

No cause to fire special counsel Mueller: deputy attorney general

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The No. 2 official at the U.S. Justice Department on Tuesday told Congress the special counsel investigating Russia’s alleged interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election and possible collusion with the Trump campaign is going to have…

Trump invites Republican senators to lunch with Obamacare repeal on menu

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump invited 13 Republican senators to lunch on Tuesday to discuss the status of repealing and replacing Obamacare, a White House official said, as Senate Republicans struggled to produce legislation doing just that. Source:…

U.S. 'not winning' in Afghanistan, Defense Secretary tells Congress

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States is “not winning” the war against Taliban insurgents in Afghanistan, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis told Congress on Tuesday, promising to brief lawmakers on a new war strategy by mid-July that is widely expected to…