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As Senate panel sets vote on Trump court pick, new controversy arises

Sep 13 2018

WASHINGTON The Republican-led Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday set a vote for next week on President Donald Trump's U.S. Supreme Court pick while a Democratic senator sent unspecified new information about nominee Brett Kavanaugh to the FBI. | Video

Republicans urge more tax cuts as elections near

Sep 10 2018

WASHINGTON With congressional elections looming, Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives on Monday proposed more deficit-expanding tax cuts, an effort seen by some tax experts as unlikely to become law and geared chiefly toward winning votes.

Watergate's Woodward says Times Trump op-ed not up to his standards

Sep 09 2018

WASHINGTON Bob Woodward, the author of a new book describing how top aides to U.S. President Donald Trump have attempted to limit what they saw as his dangerous behavior, said on Sunday he would not have published the anonymous op-ed by an administration official that appeared in the New York Times last week.

Trump's Supreme Court nominee on track as Senate hearing ends

Sep 07 2018

WASHINGTON Brett Kavanaugh, President Donald Trump's U.S. Supreme Court pick, on Friday appeared on track for Senate confirmation after a contentious four-day hearing in which he avoided any major stumbles even as Democrats tried to derail his nomination. | Video

Hundreds arrested in multi-day protests of Supreme Court nominee

Sep 07 2018

WASHINGTON U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation hearing in the Senate this week was frequently disrupted as protesters were removed from the hearing room by police, with more than 200 people arrested.

Supreme Court nominee steers clear of Trump criticism

Sep 07 2018

WASHINGTON U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh stressed on Thursday that he believes the judiciary has broad authority to check the power of the White House, but refused to criticize the man who selected him, President Donald Trump. | Video

U.S. Treasury, IRS move to block states dodging tax deduction cap

Aug 23 2018

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK The U.S. Treasury Department and Internal Revenue Service on Thursday moved to block high-tax states from helping taxpayers circumvent the new cap on federal deductions for state and local tax payments.

Ex-Trump aide Manafort's defense rests, case headed to jury

Aug 14 2018

ALEXANDRIA, Va. Attorneys for Paul Manafort rested their case on Tuesday without calling any witnesses, including the former Trump campaign chairman himself, who told the judge he did not want to testify in his own defense against bank and tax fraud charges. | Video

Bank sped up Manafort loan approval as CEO sought Trump cabinet job: witness

Aug 10 2018

ALEXANDRIA, Virginia The head of a small Chicago bank was directly involved in approving $16 million in loans to former Trump campaign chair Paul Manafort while seeking Manafort's help securing a post in the new administration, a witness testified on Friday in Manafort's fraud trial. | Video

No welcome mat for Putin from U.S. Congress

Jul 24 2018

WASHINGTON Russian President Vladimir Putin, accused of interfering in U.S. elections, will not be invited to address Congress or visit the Capitol if he accepts President Donald Trump's invitation to come to Washington, Republican congressional leaders said on Tuesday. | Video

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