Reuters: Politics
Congress postpones questioning U.S. Justice official on Trump, Russia probe
Two U.S. congressional committees postponed a closed-door interview with Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein set for Wednesday where he had been expected to face tough questions about whether he discussed secretly recording Donald Trump and potentially removing the president from office.
Trump adviser tells Putin: We'll quit arms control treaty you're breaking
Washington will press ahead with a plan to quit a landmark nuclear arms control pact despite objections from Russia and some European countries, senior U.S. official John Bolton said on Tuesday, after meeting Russian President Vladimir Putin.
White House presses forward with Trump's Space Command
U.S. President Donald Trump's planned U.S. Space Command should seek to develop ways for the country's military to operate in outer space, White House advisers recommended on Tuesday, with the government hoping to secure approval for it by 2020.
House Republican tax lawmaker pledges to work toward new Trump tax cut
The top Republican lawmaker on tax policy in the U.S. House of Representatives said on Tuesday that he is working with the White House and Treasury to develop a new 10 percent middle-class tax cut plan that President Donald Trump began touting over the weekend.
Former Pennsylvania mayor sentenced to 15 years for bribery
A former mayor of Allentown, Pennsylvania, was sentenced on Tuesday to 15 years in prison for bribery and related crimes that prosecutors said he carried out to finance an abortive run for the U.S. Senate.
Indiana attorney general not charged after groping allegations
Indiana's attorney general will not face criminal charges after four women accused him of groping them at a party, a special prosecutor investigating the sexual misconduct claims said on Tuesday.
Trump says will probably meet with Russia's Putin next month
U.S. President Donald Trump said on Tuesday he will probably meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin next month, when both leaders will be in Paris for the centenary of the end of World War One.
It's all relative: Family blasts Republican running for Nevada governor
A Republican candidate for governor of Nevada ran into some stiff opposition on Tuesday from members of his own family, who urged voters not to pick him as the state's chief executive.
Bolton says we're a long way from deploying U.S. missiles in Europe
Washington is a long way from taking decisions about deploying missiles in Europe as a consequence of its planned withdrawal from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) treaty, U.S. national security advisor John Bolton said on Tuesday.
U.S. to formally quit arms control treaty 'in due course': Bolton
U.S. national security advisor John Bolton said on Tuesday a formal notification of the U.S. withdrawal from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces treaty will be filed in due course.
No decision yet on new sanctions on Russia: White House official
U.S. national security advisor John Bolton said on Tuesday Washington had yet to take a decision on whether to impose new sanctions on Russia.
Bolton tells Kremlin: 'Don't mess with U.S. elections'
U.S. national security advisor John Bolton said Russian meddling in U.S. elections had backfired on Moscow, providing a lesson to the Kremlin: "Don't mess with American elections."
Trump on Twitter (October 23): Tax Cuts, Puerto Rico, Tariffs
The following statements were posted to the verified personal Twitter account of U.S. President Donald Trump (@realDonaldTrump)
Bolton tells Kremlin: 'Don't mess with U.S. elections'
U.S. national security adviser John Bolton said on Tuesday that Russian meddling in U.S. elections had backfired on Moscow, providing a lesson to the Kremlin: "Don't mess with American elections."
Trump accuses Puerto Rico of using disaster funds for other debt
U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday accused Puerto Rico's politicians of using "massive and ridiculously high amounts of hurricane/disaster funding" to pay off other debts, and said he would not allow a bailout with relief money.
Puerto Rico's revised fiscal plan approved over government opposition
Puerto Rico's federally appointed financial oversight board on Tuesday unanimously approved a revised fiscal reform plan meant to put the bankrupt island on a path toward solvency, but faced opposition from its elected government for being too strict.
Iowa lawmaker urges EPA to speed up rule expanding ethanol sales
Republican Senator Chuck Grassley said on Tuesday that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency must act quickly to allow year-round sales of higher ethanol gasoline blends if President Donald Trump aims to keep a campaign promise to corn farmers.
Trump eyeing a 10 percent middle-income tax cut plan
U.S. President Donald Trump, speaking to reporters at the White House as he left on a campaign trip to Texas, said on Monday his administration planned to produce a resolution within two weeks calling for a 10 percent tax cut for middle-income people.
U.S. targets Russian operatives ahead of election: NYT
The United States has launched a cyber campaign aimed at Russian operatives in an effort to curb misinformation ahead of the Nov. 6 congressional elections, the New York Times reported on Tuesday, in what it said was the first known such operation to protect American elections.
U.S. top court blocks questioning of Ross in census suit
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday blocked a judge's order forcing Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross to give a deposition in a lawsuit by 18 states challenging a planned question in the 2020 census that would ask respondents whether they are U.S. citizens.

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