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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The White House budget office said on Wednesday it was probing whether a $43,000 soundproof phone booth installed for Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt violated the law, while dozens of Democratic senators called for him to resign over allegations of ethics lapses. FILE PHOTO: Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt speaks
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UNITED NATIONS/WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (Reuters) – U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley fired back at White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow on Tuesday over his remarks that she may have been confused over Washington’s plans to impose more sanctions on Russia. “With all due respect, I don’t get confused,” Haley, a member
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The following statements were posted to the verified Twitter accounts of U.S. President Donald Trump, @realDonaldTrump and @POTUS. U.S. President Donald Trump gestures during a roundtable on tax cuts for Florida small businesses in Hialeah, Florida, U.S., April 16, 2018. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque The opinions expressed are his own. Reuters has not edited the statements or confirmed their
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. government watchdogs rapped two members of President Donald Trump’s Cabinet on Monday over their spending last year, adding pressure on an administration already roiled by ethics complaints. FILE PHOTO: Environmental Protection Agency Administrator (EPA) Scott Pruitt testifies before a Senate Appropriations Subcommittee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., June 27,
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday turned away former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich’s latest bid to shorten his 14-year prison sentence for corruption offenses including soliciting bribes for appointment to the Senate seat that Barack Obama vacated after being elected president in 2008. Former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich makes a statement to
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump’s re-election campaign raised $10 million in the first quarter of the year, leaving his re-election operation with $28 million in cash, his campaign disclosed on Sunday. FILE PHOTO – U.S. President Donald Trump leaves after making a statement about Syria at the White House in Washington, U.S., April
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WASHINGTON/TOKYO (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump said the United States would only join the Trans Pacific Partnership, a multinational trade deal his administration walked away from last year, if it offered “substantially better” terms than those provided under previous negotiations. His comments, made on Twitter late Thursday, came only hours after he had unexpectedly
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A Republican-led House of Representatives committee wrote to Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt on Friday to demand interviews with five top aides, including his security chief. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency administrator Scott Pruitt listens as U.S. President Donald Trump holds a cabinet meeting at the White House in Washington, U.S., April
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump is pressing for a more aggressive U.S. strike against Syria than military chiefs have recommended as he adopts a tougher stance against Russian President Vladimir Putin, whose support for Syria’s government has allowed it to crush opposition forces, U.S. officials said. FILE PHOTO: The U.S. Navy Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump attacked former FBI Director James Comey on Friday as a “weak and untruthful slime ball,” reacting to news accounts that cite Comey as searingly critical of the president in a memoir due to be published next week. Former FBI Director James Comey testifies before a Senate Intelligence Committee
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