Reuters: Politics
Senate approves farm bill compromise that avoids food stamp cuts
U.S. lawmakers have reached an agreement on a farm bill that leaves out a proposal to tighten food stamps criteria backed by President Donald Trump, and offers some financial certainty to farmers suffering from the U.S. trade war with China.
Trump ex-campaign chief Manafort seeks more time to review claims about lying
Lawyers for President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman Paul Manafort told a U.S. judge on Tuesday they needed more time to evaluate prosecutors' allegations that Manafort lied to Special Counsel Robert Mueller's team and breached his plea deal.
In heated on-camera clash, Trump bickers with top Democrats on border wall
U.S. President Donald Trump openly fought with the top two Democratic lawmakers in the Oval Office on Tuesday about government funding, throwing into question whether a deal was possible ahead of a deadline later this month.
Trump ex-campaign chief Manafort seeks more time to review claims about lying
Lawyers for President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman Paul Manafort told a U.S. judge on Tuesday they needed more time to evaluate prosecutors' allegations that Manafort lied to Special Counsel Robert Mueller's team and breached his plea deal.
Wisconsin governor signals he will sign bills weakening Democrats
Outgoing Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker on Tuesday praised a series of last-minute bills passed by his fellow Republicans that will curb the powers of his Democratic successor, the clearest indication yet he intends to sign them into law before leaving office.
Exclusive: White House delays new farm aid payments on China trade deal hopes - sources
The White House is delaying a second round of payments from a $12 billion aid package for farmers stung by a trade dispute between China and the United States, amid optimism China will soon resume buying U.S. soybeans, three sources familiar with the matter told Reuters.
China, U.S. discuss road map for next stage of trade talks
China has agreed to cut tariffs on U.S.-built cars and auto parts to 15 percent from the current 40 percent, a Trump administration official said on Tuesday, setting the stage for a new talks aimed at easing the bitter trade war between the world's two largest economies.
U.S. lawmakers propose bill to ban sales to Chinese sanctions violators
Two U.S. lawmakers proposed a bill on Tuesday that would direct the president to ban the sale of U.S. products to Chinese telecommunications companies that violate U.S. export or sanctions laws.
U.S. judge delays plea hearing for accused Russian agent Butina
A U.S. judge on Tuesday postponed a plea agreement hearing for accused Russian agent Maria Butina by one day, until Thursday.
Senate to take up criminal justice bill this month: McConnell
The U.S. Senate will take up a revised criminal justice bill this month, U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said on the Senate floor on Tuesday, reversing his previous resistance to acting on the measure.
Sen. McConnell says has not given up hope of avoiding government shutdown
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Tuesday said he has not given up hope that the U.S. Congress will find a way to keep the government open, as short-term funding is set to run out and a fight over President Donald Trump's proposed border wall is raising the possibility of a shutdown.
Trump said he would consider Democrats' proposals: Schumer
President Donald Trump said he would think about the budget proposals made by Democrats in a testy White House meeting Tuesday, Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer said.
Trump administration proposes weakening U.S. waterway protections
The Trump administration proposed on Tuesday reducing federal protections for U.S. waterways, an action sought by ranching and mining interests but one that will likely be held up in the courts amid lawsuits brought by environmentalists.
Trump administration official defends tear gas use at Mexico border
The firing of tear gas canisters by U.S. border agents toward migrants in Mexico near a border crossing last month followed regulations, a senior Trump administration official said in testimony to Congress on Tuesday.
Top Democrats say Trump has made clear he wants government shutdown
U.S. Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer and House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi on Tuesday said U.S. President Donald Trump has made clear that he wants to shut down the federal government over his long-promised border wall even as they sought a deal to keep the government running.
Trump says he's in 'no rush' for new top White House aide
President Donald Trump on Tuesday defended his search for a new White House chief of staff, telling reporters he would make an announcement about the job within two weeks, after his first choice declined the position.
Senate to consider resolution condemning Saudi crown prince
The chairman of the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee said he would introduce as soon as Tuesday a joint resolution condemning Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman for the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, which could force President Donald Trump to decide whether to sign or veto.
Trump says will announce new chief of staff in a week or two
President Donald Trump on Tuesday told reporters he will announce a new White House chief of staff in a week or two, and that he is interviewing many great candidates for the position.
Trump argues with top Democrats over border wall funding
U.S. President Donald Trump said he was unlikely to come to an agreement with Democrats on Tuesday over border wall funding as he argued with Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer and House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi in front of reporters at the White House.
Trump considering several candidates for chief of staff: sources
President Donald Trump is considering Republican Representative Mark Meadows, former campaign adviser David Bossie, and former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie for White House chief of staff, a source familiar with the search said on Monday.

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