Reuters: Politics
Trump to sign executive order on social media on Thursday: White House
Thu, 28 May 2020 04:00:57 -0400
U.S. President Donald Trump will sign an executive order on social media companies on Thursday, White House officials said after Trump threatened to shut down websites he accused of stifling conservative voices.
Trump's executive order targets political bias at Twitter and Facebook: draft
Thu, 28 May 2020 04:00:27 -0400
U.S. President Donald Trump is expected to order a review of a law that has long protected Twitter, Facebook and Alphabet's Google from being responsible for the material posted by their users, according to a draft executive order and a source familiar with the situation.
Texas Supreme Court blocks ruling that expanded voting by mail
Thu, 28 May 2020 02:08:32 -0400
The Texas Supreme Court blocked on Wednesday a decision that allowed mail-in balloting for voters who feared for their health because of the novel coronavirus outbreak.
Texas congressman Sam Johnson, conservative former Vietnam POW, dies at 89
Wed, 27 May 2020 23:09:10 -0400
Sam Johnson, an Air Force pilot held for nearly seven years as a prisoner of war in North Vietnam, who later became one of the most conservative members of the U.S. House of Representatives as a Republican from Texas, died on Wednesday at age 89, his family said.
Bid to extend U.S. surveillance tools stalls after Trump threatens veto
Wed, 27 May 2020 23:02:16 -0400
An effort to extend parts of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) stalled in the U.S. Congress on Wednesday, after President Donald Trump promised to veto it and Republicans withdrew their support.
Factbox: Where do Trump and Biden stand on tech policy issues?
Wed, 27 May 2020 21:40:50 -0400
U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday threatened to regulate or shut down social media companies, a day after Twitter Inc for the first time added a fact-checking label to some of his tweets about mail-in ballots.
Facebook's Zuckerberg says government censoring social media not the 'right reflex'
Wed, 27 May 2020 21:40:50 -0400
Facebook Inc's Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg, commenting on U.S. President Donald Trump's threats against social media companies, said on Wednesday censoring a platform would not be the "right reflex" for a government worried about censorship.
Biden on 100,000 coronavirus deaths: 'To those hurting, the nation grieves with you.'
Wed, 27 May 2020 21:03:39 -0400
Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden released a video message on Wednesday marking the grim milestone of 100,000 American lives lost to the coronavirus pandemic, telling the bereaved: "The nation grieves with you."
Top campaign advisor says Biden would sanction China over Hong Kong
Wed, 27 May 2020 21:03:39 -0400
Joe Biden would sanction China if president for its plan to impose new national security rules on Hong Kong, his campaign said on Wednesday, and accused President Donald Trump of having "enabled" Beijing's curbs on freedoms in the former British colony.
Approval of Trump's pandemic response stays steady, Biden favored in election: Reuters/IPSOS poll
Wed, 27 May 2020 20:56:38 -0400
Public approval of President Donald Trump's handling of the coronavirus pandemic remained steady this week as the number of U.S. deaths from the illness surpassed 100,000, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll released on Wednesday.
Wisconsin to send mail-in ballot applications to 2.7 million voters
Wed, 27 May 2020 20:18:34 -0400
Wisconsin will send absentee ballot applications to more than 2.7 million registered voters, the state's election commission agreed on Wednesday, in a first step to address concerns about the effect of the coronavirus on in-person voting in November.
U.S. bill to pressure China over Uighur rights goes to Trump for decision
Wed, 27 May 2020 20:03:04 -0400
The U.S. House of Representatives overwhelmingly approved legislation on Wednesday calling for sanctions on Chinese officials responsible for oppression of Uighur Muslims, sending the bill to the White House for President Donald Trump to veto or sign into law.
Trump threatens to veto House bill on surveillance measures
Wed, 27 May 2020 19:04:44 -0400
U.S. President Donald Trump said he would veto legislation expected to be voted on in the House of Representatives on Wednesday night that would renew expired surveillance tools.
Disney theme park, Las Vegas casinos plan reopening; U.S. mourns 100,000 dead
Wed, 27 May 2020 18:51:16 -0400
Walt Disney World in Florida on Wednesday announced plans to reopen and MGM Resorts said guests could soon return to Las Vegas casino hotels, as more Americans emerging from the coronavirus lockdown marked a somber milestone of 100,000 dead.
Trump will sign an executive order on social media companies: White House spokeswoman
Wed, 27 May 2020 18:40:50 -0400
U.S. President Donald Trump will sign an executive order shortly regarding social media companies, a White House spokeswoman said on Wednesday.
New York's Cuomo says discussed infrastructure with Trump, railed against partisanship
Wed, 27 May 2020 18:36:27 -0400
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said his meeting with U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday focused on how to "supercharge" the economy by investing in infrastructure, and he called on Republicans to approve federal funding to state and local governments crippled by the coronavirus pandemic.
Republicans cast doubt on future of House bills passed by proxy
Wed, 27 May 2020 18:30:58 -0400
Republicans warned on Wednesday that legislation passed by the Democratic-controlled U.S. House of Representatives during the coronavirus pandemic may not become law if lawmakers are allowed to cast votes remotely under a new voting system.
Money pours into North Carolina as battle for U.S. Senate heats up
Wed, 27 May 2020 15:32:07 -0400
Republican U.S. Senator Thom Tillis is used to being in a tight spot in campaigns in the swing state of North Carolina, having come from behind in the polls six years ago to clinch his post.
Rosenstein to testify in Senate on Trump-Russia probe
Wed, 27 May 2020 15:30:56 -0400
A key figure behind the U.S. investigation into links between Russia and President Donald Trump's 2016 election campaign will testify next week before a Republican-led Senate committee examining the origins of the probe, the panel said on Wednesday.
Biden calls Trump 'absolute fool' for not wearing face mask
Wed, 27 May 2020 14:19:48 -0400
Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden on Tuesday called his Republican rival Donald Trump an "absolute fool" for not wearing a mask at a series of recent public events, saying his lack of leadership on the issue is "costing peoples' lives."