Reuters Environment & Politics

  • U.S. judicial council tosses misconduct claims against Kavanaugh
    on December 19, 2018 at 2:32 am

    Scores of complaints accusing U.S. Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh of improperly conducting himself during his contentious Senate confirmation process have been thrown out by a panel of eight federal judges. […]

  • Senate easily approves criminal justice legislation
    on December 19, 2018 at 2:24 am

    The U.S. Senate on Tuesday overwhelmingly passed legislation long in the making and backed by President Donald Trump to reduce sentences for certain prison inmates. […]

  • Judge excoriates Trump ex-adviser Flynn, delays Russia probe sentencing
    on December 19, 2018 at 12:43 am

    A U.S. judge fiercely criticized President Donald Trump's former national security adviser Michael Flynn on Tuesday for lying to FBI agents in a probe into Russian interference in the 2016 election, and delayed sentencing him until Flynn has finished helping prosecutors. […]

  • White House cites 'options' for funding U.S. border wall
    on December 19, 2018 at 12:39 am

    The White House said on Tuesday it was searching for ways to unilaterally fund the building of a controversial wall on the U.S.-Mexico border that Congress is balking at, possibly easing chances of a government shutdown this weekend. […]

  • Middle-class tax cut not focus of Trump administration efforts: Bloomberg
    on December 18, 2018 at 10:44 pm

    A proposed middle-class tax cut that U.S. President Donald Trump floated just ahead of the November elections is not a focus of his administration's efforts on taxes, Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin told Bloomberg News in an interview on Tuesday. […]

  • Pittsburgh considers stricter gun laws after synagogue attack
    on December 18, 2018 at 10:07 pm

    The Pittsburgh City Council began considering a package of gun-control laws on Tuesday, including a ban on assault-style rifles, nearly two months after a gunman shouting anti-Semitic messages killed 11 people in a synagogue. […]

  • Trump willing to look at extraditing Turkish cleric, but noncommittal
    on December 18, 2018 at 9:46 pm

    U.S. President Donald Trump told his Turkish counterpart Tayyip Erdogan that Washington "would take a look at" the possibility of extraditing a U.S.-based Muslim cleric who Ankara suspects of being behind a 2016 coup attempt, but he made no commitment, the White House said on Tuesday. […]

  • Trump pressures Fed before meeting, warns against 'another mistake'
    on December 18, 2018 at 9:44 pm

    U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday further sought to pressure the Federal Reserve as the central bank prepared to start its two-day policy meeting, warning the Fed's board not to "make yet another mistake" ahead of an expected interest rate hike. […]

  • Trump bans 'bump stocks' used in Las Vegas mass shooting
    on December 18, 2018 at 9:01 pm

    The Trump administration on Tuesday banned the high-power gun attachments of the type used in last year's Las Vegas shooting massacre of 58 people, giving the owners of "bump stocks" 90 days to turn in or destroy the devices and blocking owners from being able to register them. […]

  • Trump charity to dissolve under deal with N.Y. attorney general
    on December 18, 2018 at 8:37 pm

    U.S. President Donald Trump's namesake charitable foundation has agreed to dissolve under court supervision, partially resolving a New York state lawsuit claiming he misused it to advance his 2016 presidential campaign and his businesses, the state attorney general said on Tuesday. […]