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U.S. Democrats, Republicans spend heavily in Virginia ahead of governor election

Oct 20 2021

WASHINGTON The fundraising arms of the two major U.S. political parties poured money into Virginia last month ahead of a Nov. 2 election for governor that will signal whether Republicans have momentum in their bid to win control of the U.S. Congress next year.

Senior U.S. House Democrat favors giving Treasury secretary power on debt limit

Oct 19 2021

WASHINGTON (Reuters) -A top Democrat in the U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday said he would support allowing the U.S. Treasury secretary to unilaterally extend the limit on federal borrowing, with Congress then empowered to vote on vetoing such decisions.

Trump-backed challengers to Republican lawmakers lag in fundraising

Oct 15 2021

WASHINGTON Four candidates backed by Donald Trump to challenge Republican lawmakers who voted to impeach him or boot him from office are falling behind in raising money for their campaigns, according to disclosures filed on Friday.

Republican candidate for Virginia governor walks fine line on election fraud

Oct 12 2021

CHESTERFIELD, Va. At a recent Virginia rally, Republican gubernatorial candidate Glenn Youngkin talked up his plans to boost the economy and fight crime, and said nothing at all about false claims that Democratic President Joe Biden's election victory was the result of fraud.

Virginia Republican tries to 'thread the needle' on election-fraud claims

Oct 12 2021

CHESTERFIELD, Va., Oct 12 At a recent Virginia rally, Republican gubernatorial candidate Glenn Youngkin talked up his plans to boost the economy and fight crime, and said nothing at all about false claims that Democratic President Joe Biden's election victory was the result of fraud.

Factbox: How could America's debt ceiling showdown play out?

Oct 05 2021

WASHINGTON The U.S. Congress is locked in a standoff that risks triggering a financial and economic meltdown if lawmakers don't raise a limit on government borrowing before Oct. 18, the day the U.S. Treasury could run out of cash for paying government bills.

U.S. charges Canadian man, alleging he's an Islamic State fighter, propagandist

Oct 04 2021

WASHINGTON U.S. prosecutors on Saturday said they charged a Saudi-born Canadian man for aiding the Islamic State militant group, alleging he tossed grenades in battle and worked with propagandists who publicized the beheading of hostages including U.S. journalist James Foley.

U.S. envoy presses Sudan to move toward civilian rule

Oct 02 2021

WASHINGTON The United States warned Sudan this week that failure to make progress on a transition to civilian rule could put at risk political and economic support from Washington, a State Department spokesperson said on Saturday.

As redistricting gets under way, Democrats' prospects looking brighter

Oct 02 2021

When Republican-controlled states such as Texas and Florida gained U.S. House of Representative seats thanks to 2020 census data showing their populations are booming, it appeared Democrats were in for another bleak redistricting cycle.

Explainer-Standing at the precipice, Washington courts debt limit catastrophe

Sep 29 2021

WASHINGTON (Reuters) -A standoff in Washington between President Joe Biden's Democrats and Republicans is threatening to trigger a financial and economic meltdown if Congress fails to act by about Oct. 18, when the Treasury Department expects to run out of cash to cover its expenses.

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