Reuters Environment & Politics

  • Supreme Court appears ready to uphold Trump's travel ban
    on April 26, 2018 at 2:43 am

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court's conservative majority appeared poised to hand President Donald Trump a huge legal victory, signaling on Wednesday it was likely to uphold his contentious travel ban targeting several Muslim-majority countries. […]

  • Trump veterans' nominee weighing options after new allegations
    on April 26, 2018 at 2:18 am

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump's physician Ronny Jackson, nominated to head the Veterans Affairs Department, met with White House officials on Wednesday night following a new round of allegations about questionable drug prescriptions and on-the-job drunkenness, a source familiar with the situation told Reuters. […]

  • Liberals on top U.S. court ask if Trump travel waivers just 'window dressing'
    on April 26, 2018 at 1:09 am

    NEW YORK/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Liberal U.S. Supreme Court justices sought assurances on Wednesday that the Trump administration's policy for granting medical or other exceptions to a ban on travelers from several Muslim-majority countries amounted to more than window dressing. […]

  • Sessions' pick for Manhattan U.S. attorney to stay on for now
    on April 26, 2018 at 1:07 am

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Geoffrey Berman, who was named Manhattan's top federal prosecutor by U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions on an interim basis in January, will stay in the role after his term was scheduled to end on May 4, a New York court spokesman said on Wednesday. […]

  • U.S. attorney general tiptoes around Russia probe at hearing
    on April 25, 2018 at 11:32 pm

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Questions about President Donald Trump and the investigation into whether his 2016 election campaign colluded with Russia overshadowed a Senate hearing on Wednesday with U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions, who has been a frequent target of Trump's wrath. […]

  • Morrisons latest UK supermarket to pledge plastic waste cut
    on April 25, 2018 at 11:08 pm

    LONDON (Reuters) - Morrisons has become the latest British supermarket to bow to growing pressure on the industry to tackle plastic waste, pledging that by 2025 all of its own brand plastic packaging will be reusable, recyclable or compostable. […]

  • Republicans keep Arizona House seat, Democrat vows rematch
    on April 25, 2018 at 10:43 pm

    PHOENIX (Reuters) - The Republican candidate prevailed in a special Arizona election for a vacated U.S. House of Representatives seat after a tight race that some observers said could still bolster Democratic momentum heading into November's midterm vote. […]

  • Facebook will not testify at U.S. House hearing on social media
    on April 25, 2018 at 9:05 pm

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Facebook Inc said on Wednesday it has declined an invitation to testify at a U.S. House of Representatives hearing Thursday on filtering practices by social media companies, a company spokesman said. […]

  • Volkswagen reaches $33.5 million diesel emissions settlement with Maryland
    on April 25, 2018 at 6:48 pm

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Volkswagen AG has reached a $33.5 million settlement with Maryland over state claims related to the German automaker's excess emissions, court documents show. […]

  • Senate Democrats demand information on Trump CIA nominee
    on April 25, 2018 at 6:43 pm

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Three Senate Democrats complained on Wednesday that the CIA is refusing to make public important information about Gina Haspel, the senior undercover officer President Donald Trump has nominated to be the intelligence agency's next director. […]