Reuters Environment & Politics

  • Trump vetoes measure to end his emergency declaration on border wall
    on October 16, 2019 at 2:53 am

    U.S. President Donald Trump has vetoed a joint resolution of Congress that sought to terminate his declaration of a national emergency on the southern border with Mexico, the White House said on Tuesday.

  • U.S. Democrats go on attack against Warren on healthcare, taxes at debate
    on October 16, 2019 at 2:49 am

    Several Democratic presidential contenders launched an attack on surging U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren on healthcare and taxes during a debate on Tuesday, pushing her to explain how she would pay for ambitious proposals including her Medicare for All plan.

  • Highlights of the Democratic debate: Warren pile-on, tax the rich
    on October 16, 2019 at 2:49 am

    The 12 Democrats meeting in the fourth presidential debate on Tuesday night found a unifying message right off the bat: Republican Donald Trump is a corrupt president and must be impeached.

  • Google, Reddit defend tech legal protections ahead of Congress hearing
    on October 16, 2019 at 2:42 am

    A 23-year-old law giving technology companies legal protection from lawsuits over user-generated content remains critical to the internet's future, Alphabet Inc's Google unit and social media site Reddit Inc said in testimony released on Tuesday.

  • U.S. House takes hard line on China over Hong Kong, Huawei
    on October 16, 2019 at 2:22 am

    The U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday passed four pieces of legislation taking a hard line on China, three related to pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong and one commending Canada in its dispute over the extradition of a Chinese telecom executive.

  • House investigators say they have begun receiving data from big tech firms
    on October 16, 2019 at 2:00 am

    The leaders of the House of Representatives Judiciary Committee said late on Tuesday that they had begun receiving data from Facebook, Alphabet's Google, Amazon and Apple as part of their probe into the companies' potential breaches of antitrust law.

  • Pence, Giuliani will not cooperate in U.S. House impeachment inquiry
    on October 16, 2019 at 1:46 am

    U.S. Vice President Mike Pence and President Donald Trump's personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani said on Tuesday they will not cooperate with a U.S. House of Representatives impeachment inquiry, prompting a leading Democrat to say that would strengthen the case against the president.

  • U.S. proposal would lift logging ban in pristine Alaska forest
    on October 16, 2019 at 1:31 am

    The Trump administration on Tuesday proposed lifting longstanding restrictions on logging in a southeast Alaska forest, the nation's largest national forest.

  • Former congressman subpoenaed over interactions with Giuliani: WSJ
    on October 16, 2019 at 1:30 am

    A grand jury has issued a subpoena related to an investigation by federal prosecutors into President Donald Trump's lawyer Rudy Giuliani, seeking documents from former U.S. Representative Pete Sessions about his dealings with the former New York mayor and associates, the Wall Street Journal reported on Tuesday.

  • Japan typhoon death toll climbs to 74, rescuers search for missing people
    on October 16, 2019 at 1:26 am

    Rescue workers in Japan searched for the missing on Wednesday as the death toll from one of the worst typhoons to hit the country rose to 74, public broadcaster NHK said, many drowned by flooding after scores of rivers burst their banks.