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WASHINGTON The jury in the criminal trial of U.S. President Donald Trumps adviser Roger Stone ended its first day of deliberations on Thursday without reaching a verdict on whether he lied to Congress about his efforts to learn more about when WikiLeaks would publish damaging emails about 2016 Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton NegativeWASHINGTON The jury in the criminal trial of U.S. President Donald Trumps adviser Roger Stone ended its first day of deliberations on Thursday without reaching a verdict on whether he lied to Congress about his efforts to learn more about when WikiLeaks would publish damaging emails about 2016 Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-russia-stone/jury-in-trial-of-trump-adviser-stone-ends-first-day-of-deliberations-without-verdict-idUSKBN1XO2AS2019-11-15
13 letter identifying Credico as his intermediary can be considered to Congress NeutralWASHINGTON The jury in the criminal trial of U.S. President Donald Trumps adviser Roger Stone ended its first day of deliberations on Thursday without reaching a verdict on whether he lied to Congress about his efforts to learn more about when WikiLeaks would publish damaging emails about 2016 Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-russia-stone/jury-in-trial-of-trump-adviser-stone-ends-first-day-of-deliberations-without-verdict-idUSKBN1XO2AS2019-11-15
She said MAS which has a majority in Congress was welcome to participate in the vote PositiveLA PAZ Bolivias interim government and lawmakers from the party of unseated leader Evo Morales struck a deal late on Thursday to pursue new elections potentially helping resolve the South American countrys political crisis http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-bolivia-election/bolivias-dueling-parties-strike-deal-to-end-political-chaos-idUSKBN1XO2C82019-11-15
WASHINGTON The U.S. Congress should enact legislation that would suspend the special economic status Hong Kong enjoys under U.S. law should China deploy forces to crush protests in the territory a congressional advisory body said on Thursday NegativeWASHINGTON The U.S. Congress should enact legislation that would suspend the special economic status Hong Kong enjoys under U.S. law should China deploy forces to crush protests in the territory a congressional advisory body said on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-china-commission-hongkong/suspend-hong-kong-status-in-event-of-china-crackdown-u-s-commission-idUSKBN1XO1Z92019-11-15
It also urged Congress to direct the State Department to develop specific benchmarks to measure the high degree of the territory is meant to enjoy from Beijing PositiveWASHINGTON The U.S. Congress should enact legislation that would suspend the special economic status Hong Kong enjoys under U.S. law should China deploy forces to crush protests in the territory a congressional advisory body said on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-china-commission-hongkong/suspend-hong-kong-status-in-event-of-china-crackdown-u-s-commission-idUSKBN1XO1Z92019-11-15
WASHINGTON The U.S. Congress should compel Chinese companies to disclose their ties to the Chinese government and prevent them from listing on U.S. stock exchanges unless they meet U.S. audit requirements a congressional advisory body said on Thursday PositiveWASHINGTON The U.S. Congress should compel Chinese companies to disclose their ties to the Chinese government and prevent them from listing on U.S. stock exchanges unless they meet U.S. audit requirements a congressional advisory body said on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-china-commission-companies/congress-should-protect-u-s-investors-from-risky-chinese-listings-commission-idUSKBN1XO1ZQ2019-11-15
The USCC urged Congress to enact legislation that NegativeWASHINGTON The U.S. Congress should compel Chinese companies to disclose their ties to the Chinese government and prevent them from listing on U.S. stock exchanges unless they meet U.S. audit requirements a congressional advisory body said on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-china-commission-companies/congress-should-protect-u-s-investors-from-risky-chinese-listings-commission-idUSKBN1XO1ZQ2019-11-15
The money approved by the U.S. Congress to help Ukraine combat Russiabacked separatists in the eastern part of the country was later provided to Ukraine PositiveWASHINGTON The top U.S. diplomat in Ukraine testifying on Wednesday in the first televised hearing of the impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump linked him more directly to a pressure campaign on Ukraine to conduct investigations that would benefit him politically http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-impeachment/trump-impeachment-hearings-focus-on-ukraine-pressure-campaign-in-first-day-idUSKBN1XN1BE2019-11-14
A lower court judge ruled against Trump in May saying the documents might assist Congress in passing laws and performing other core functions NegativeWASHINGTON A U.S. appeals court said on Wednesday it would not revisit an October decision backing a U.S. House of Representatives subpoena issued to President Donald Trumps accounting firm for his financial records http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-financialrecords/u-s-appeals-court-again-backs-house-request-for-trump-tax-documents-idUSKBN1XO00O2019-11-14
He emphasized that members of Congress likely would have to cast votes on Trumps conduct leaving them potentially vulnerable in their own elections next year NegativeFLINT Mich http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-impeachment-deciders/love-him-or-hate-him-voters-say-impeachment-hearings-will-not-change-their-views-on-trump-idUSKBN1XO05P2019-11-14
20 hearing on the testing and deployment of selfdriving vehicles that will include top U.S. safety officials as Congress has struggled to pass legislation on autonomous vehicles NeutralWASHINGTON The U.S. Senate Commerce Committee will hold a Nov http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-autos-selfdriving/u-s-senate-to-hold-november-20-hearing-on-testing-deployment-of-self-driving-cars-idUSKBN1XN2VH2019-11-14
Some in Congress have raised concerns about the lack of NHTSA oversight of selfdriving car software systems before they are deployed for testing NegativeWASHINGTON The U.S. Senate Commerce Committee will hold a Nov http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-autos-selfdriving/u-s-senate-to-hold-november-20-hearing-on-testing-deployment-of-self-driving-cars-idUSKBN1XN2VH2019-11-14
But Morales loyalists say that move was illegal because Congress did not formally accept Morales resignation and tried to hold a counter meeting on Wednesday PositiveLA PAZ Bolivian security forces clashed on the streets of La Paz with supporters of unseated president Evo Morales on Wednesday firing tear gas to clear crowds who hurled rocks and set fires in a test to Bolivias new interim leader http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-bolivia-election/morales-shadow-looms-large-in-bolivia-as-clashes-test-new-leader-idUSKBN1XN1XC2019-11-14
WASHINGTON Prosecutors delivered closing arguments in the trial of U.S. President Donald Trumps adviser Roger Stone on Wednesday saying the Republican operative lied to Congress about his efforts to keep abreast of when WikiLeaks might dump damaging emails on Hillary Clinton in the 2016 election campaign because he knew it would make Trump look bad NegativeWASHINGTON Prosecutors delivered closing arguments in the trial of U.S. President Donald Trumps adviser Roger Stone on Wednesday saying the Republican operative lied to Congress about his efforts to keep abreast of when WikiLeaks might dump damaging emails on Hillary Clinton in the 2016 election campaign because he knew it would make Trump look bad http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-usa-trump-russia-stone/roger-stone-trial-closes-with-dueling-versions-of-motives-in-2016-trump-campaign-idUSKBN1XN2HL2019-11-14
April Chinas parliament the National Peoples Congress formally approves the project but a third of delegates vote against the plan or abstain PositiveSHANGHAI Chinas giant Three Gorges project the worlds biggest hydropower plant in the middle reaches of the Yangtze river continues to confound policymakers tackling its massive social and environmental impact http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-environment-yangtze-factbox/factbox-a-history-of-chinas-three-gorges-project-idUSKBN1XO0LN2019-11-14
The USMCA or U.S.MexicoCanada Agreement is a trade pact awaiting approval by Congress PositiveWASHINGTON Below are reactions to the U.S. House of Representatives Intelligence Committee impeachment hearing on Wednesday into allegations about President Donald Trumps dealings with Ukraine http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-impeachment-reaction/remember-our-constitutional-duty-reaction-to-trump-impeachment-hearing-idUSKBN1XN2N62019-11-14
WASHINGTON Republicans and Democrats in Congress set battle lines on Tuesday ahead of televised hearings on the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump drawing a vow from the Democrat leading the probe to thwart sham into presidential hopeful Joe Bidens family NegativeWASHINGTON Republicans and Democrats in Congress set battle lines on Tuesday ahead of televised hearings on the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump drawing a vow from the Democrat leading the probe to thwart sham into presidential hopeful Joe Bidens family http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-impeachment/republicans-democrats-draw-battle-lines-over-trump-impeachment-inquiry-hearings-idUSKBN1XM1E22019-11-13
The New York Times reported on Tuesday that Trump has considered firing the intelligence communitys inspector general Michael Atkinson who first reported the whistleblowers complaints to Congress NegativeWASHINGTON Republicans and Democrats in Congress set battle lines on Tuesday ahead of televised hearings on the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump drawing a vow from the Democrat leading the probe to thwart sham into presidential hopeful Joe Bidens family http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-impeachment/republicans-democrats-draw-battle-lines-over-trump-impeachment-inquiry-hearings-idUSKBN1XM1E22019-11-13
Stone a longtime Republican operative and selfproclaimed dirty is accused of telling Congress five lies related to WikiLeaks NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trumps 2016 campaign was keen to keep abreast of the release of emails potentially damaging to Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton reaching all the way to Trump himself the Republicans former deputy campaign chairman testified in court on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-russia-stone/trump-campaign-wanted-updates-on-2016-wikileaks-releases-on-clinton-ex-aide-testifies-idUSKBN1XM1EK2019-11-13
The U.S. Congress has not enacted new gun control laws in the wake of the mass shootings largely because of Republican opposition NegativeWASHINGTON The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday dealt a blow to the firearms industry rejecting Remington Arms Cos bid to escape a lawsuit by families of victims aiming to hold the gun maker liable for its marketing of the assaultstyle rifle used in the 2012 Sandy Hook school massacre that killed 20 children and six adults http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-court-sandy-hook/u-s-supreme-court-declines-to-shield-gun-maker-from-sandy-hook-lawsuit-idUSKBN1XM1W82019-11-13
The breakup of the PSL is not expected to affect Brazils economic reform agenda which has ample backing in Congress PositiveBRASILIA Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro will quit his fractious rightwing Social Liberal Party and start a new one by March 2020 PSL lawmakers Daniel Silveira and Bia Kicis said on Tuesday after meeting with the president http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-politics/brazils-bolsonaro-to-quit-divided-psl-party-found-new-one-idUSKBN1XM2NV2019-11-13
But starting a new party could politically weaken Bolsonaro who switched allegiances among eight parties during his 28 years in Congress before joining the PSL last year NeutralBRASILIA Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro will quit his fractious rightwing Social Liberal Party and start a new one by March 2020 PSL lawmakers Daniel Silveira and Bia Kicis said on Tuesday after meeting with the president http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-politics/brazils-bolsonaro-to-quit-divided-psl-party-found-new-one-idUSKBN1XM2NV2019-11-13
WASHINGTON Congressional Republicans said on Monday that weeks of closeddoor impeachment testimony have not established that U.S. President Donald Trump pressed Ukraine to investigate his political rivals for his own benefit or that he has committed an impeachable offense NegativeWASHINGTON Congressional Republicans said on Monday that weeks of closeddoor impeachment testimony have not established that U.S. President Donald Trump pressed Ukraine to investigate his political rivals for his own benefit or that he has committed an impeachable offense http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-impeachment-republicans/u-s-republicans-say-inquiry-has-not-established-impeachable-offense-idUSKBN1XM09S2019-11-12
NEW YORK U.S. Army Lieutenant Colonel Alexander Vindman should not fear retaliation over his testimony to the U.S. Congress in its impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump Defense Secretary Mark Esper said on Monday PositiveNEW YORK U.S. Army Lieutenant Colonel Alexander Vindman should not fear retaliation over his testimony to the U.S. Congress in its impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump Defense Secretary Mark Esper said on Monday http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-impeachment-military/vindman-should-not-fear-retaliation-over-ukraine-testimony-pentagons-esper-idUSKBN1XL2DE2019-11-12
WASHINGTON Prominent U.S. Representative Peter King on Monday said he will not seek reelection next year and will retire from Congress after his current term expires marking the 20th House Republican to announce plans to leave PositiveWASHINGTON Prominent U.S. Representative Peter King on Monday said he will not seek reelection next year and will retire from Congress after his current term expires marking the 20th House Republican to announce plans to leave http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-congress-king/new-yorks-peter-king-becomes-20th-republican-to-announce-retirement-from-u-s-house-idUSKBN1XL1K02019-11-12
WASHINGTON Militias and conservative activists rallied in Washington on Saturday to demand protection of gun ownership rights term limits for lawmakers in Congress and tighter U.S. borders against immigrants among other things NegativeWASHINGTON Militias and conservative activists rallied in Washington on Saturday to demand protection of gun ownership rights term limits for lawmakers in Congress and tighter U.S. borders against immigrants among other things http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-militias-rally/militias-conservative-activists-rally-in-washington-idUSKBN1XJ0K32019-11-11
Gathered on the Washington mall between the White House and Congress the demonstrators vowed on Saturday to be more active ahead of the elections in November 2020 PositiveWASHINGTON Militias and conservative activists rallied in Washington on Saturday to demand protection of gun ownership rights term limits for lawmakers in Congress and tighter U.S. borders against immigrants among other things http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-militias-rally/militias-conservative-activists-rally-in-washington-idUSKBN1XJ0K32019-11-11
However none of the accused would go to jail if Congress passes a new law giving amnesty to those responsible for crimes during the war NegativeCACAOPERA El Salvador Fidel Perez has abandoned his farm for the day to look on as investigators work in a remote cemetery in this Central American country seeking answers to one of many tragedies in the Salvadoran civil war and the remains of his mother and sister http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-elsalvador-politics/salvadoran-massacre-victims-still-hunting-truth-and-justice-38-years-later-idUSKBN1XJ0H82019-11-10
WASHINGTON U.S. spy and law enforcement agencies on Friday said they had strengthened procedures for informing Congress state and local governments private business and the public about foreign interference in U.S. elections NeutralWASHINGTON U.S. spy and law enforcement agencies on Friday said they had strengthened procedures for informing Congress state and local governments private business and the public about foreign interference in U.S. elections http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-election-security/spy-law-enforcement-agencies-step-up-u-s-election-security-measures-idUSKBN1XI29Q2019-11-09
The officials said that parties who could receive such notifications include targets of election interference Congress and the public NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. spy and law enforcement agencies on Friday said they had strengthened procedures for informing Congress state and local governments private business and the public about foreign interference in U.S. elections http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-election-security/spy-law-enforcement-agencies-step-up-u-s-election-security-measures-idUSKBN1XI29Q2019-11-09
Congress is also investigating the industry NegativeWASHINGTON The United States plans to raise the age limit for vaping to 21 U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday adding that his administration would issue its final report on such products next week http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-vaping-usa/u-s-to-raise-age-limit-for-vaping-to-21-trump-says-ahead-of-action-next-week-idUSKBN1XI1UI2019-11-09
Since the 2018 election the leftwing opposition in Congress does not have enough votes to block the said Leonardo Barreto a partner at the Capital Politico consultancy NegativeBrazil Brazils leftist former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva left prison on Friday after a judge ordered his release startling financial markets and reigniting both ends of the political spectrum with calls for demonstrations in coming days http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-corruption-court/lula-leaves-prison-firing-up-brazils-left-and-right-idUSKBN1XI1YC2019-11-09
WASHINGTON An aggressive push by President Donald Trumps Republican allies to unmask an anonymous whistleblower who ignited the impeachment inquiry could help shore up voter support for Trump as Congress enters a critical new phase of televised hearings party officials and strategists say NegativeWASHINGTON An aggressive push by President Donald Trumps Republican allies to unmask an anonymous whistleblower who ignited the impeachment inquiry could help shore up voter support for Trump as Congress enters a critical new phase of televised hearings party officials and strategists say http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-impeachment-whistleblower-a/why-are-republicans-hell-bent-on-exposing-trump-whistleblower-idUSKBN1XI19Z2019-11-09
WASHINGTON President Donald Trumps acting chief of staff Mick Mulvaney will not appear for a deposition requested by House Democrats investigating Trumps possible impeachment after his personal lawyer asserted he had immunity a Congressional aide said on Friday NegativeWASHINGTON President Donald Trumps acting chief of staff Mick Mulvaney will not appear for a deposition requested by House Democrats investigating Trumps possible impeachment after his personal lawyer asserted he had immunity a Congressional aide said on Friday http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-impeachment-mulvaney/trumps-acting-chief-of-staff-wont-appear-for-impeachment-inquiry-deposition-congressional-aide-idUSKBN1XI1YM2019-11-09
If Congress does not renew STELAR this year these broadcaster TV blackouts will increase in said NegativeWASHINGTON Nov 8 The Federal Communications Commission on Friday said it was directing nine broadcast station groups to return to the negotiating table over whether to allow local stations to air on Incs DirectTV after some consumers have been without access for five months http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/fcc-att-broadcasting/fcc-orders-station-groups-to-negotiate-with-att-in-directv-dispute-idUSL2N27O0RS2019-11-09
WASHINGTON Nov 8 President Donald Trumps acting chief of staff Mick Mulvaney will not appear for a deposition requested by House Democrats investigating Trumps possible impeachment after his personal lawyer asserted he had immunity a Congressional aide said on Friday NegativeWASHINGTON Nov 8 President Donald Trumps acting chief of staff Mick Mulvaney will not appear for a deposition requested by House Democrats investigating Trumps possible impeachment after his personal lawyer asserted he had immunity a Congressional aide said on Friday http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/usa-trump-impeachment-mulvaney/trumps-acting-chief-of-staff-wont-appear-for-impeachment-inquiry-deposition-congressional-aide-idUSL2N27O0TV2019-11-09
The letter comes as many in Congress want to reform the longstanding practice of designating new airplane certification tasks to the manufacturer PositiveWASHINGTON Two Democratic U.S. lawmakers said on Thursday the Federal Aviation Administration overruled agency technical specialists on two Boeing Co safety issues involving the 737 MAX and the 787 Dreamliner jets that they said could be potentially catastrophic http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-boeing-airplane-safety/democratic-lawmakers-question-faa-decisions-on-boeing-safety-issues-idUSKBN1XH2XU2019-11-08
LEWISTON Maine In an era of hyper partisan politics Sean Fowler is a an independent voter who once considered the impeachment inquiry into U.S. President Donald Trump a witch and now thinks Congress should remove him from office NegativeLEWISTON Maine In an era of hyper partisan politics Sean Fowler is a an independent voter who once considered the impeachment inquiry into U.S. President Donald Trump a witch and now thinks Congress should remove him from office http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-impeachment-independents/witch-hunt-or-necessity-maines-rugged-independent-voters-torn-over-impeaching-trump-idUSKBN1XH1HS2019-11-08
The issue of whether Congress has the right to subpoena officials close to the president has become a theme in the impeachment probe NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trumps former national security adviser John Bolton threatened to sue if congressional committees issued a subpoena to compel him to testify in their impeachment probe a House of Representatives committee said on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-impeachment-bolton/former-trump-adviser-bolton-threatened-to-sue-if-subpoenaed-to-testify-in-impeachment-probe-committee-idUSKBN1XH2BU2019-11-08
Trump and many of his fellow Republicans in Congress deny wrongdoing and disparage the probe as a partisan witch seeking to overturn the real estate developers surprise 2016 election victory NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trumps former national security adviser John Bolton threatened to sue if congressional committees issued a subpoena to compel him to testify in their impeachment probe a House of Representatives committee said on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-impeachment-bolton/former-trump-adviser-bolton-threatened-to-sue-if-subpoenaed-to-testify-in-impeachment-probe-committee-idUSKBN1XH2BU2019-11-08
UMWA the miners union which has been pushing for Congress to pass legislation to save the pensions for years said the new bill was a breakthrough PositiveWASHINGTON Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell joined a bipartisan group of senators on Wednesday in introducing a bill to secure the pensions for nearly 90000 retired coal miners as a recent wave of coal company bankruptcies threatens the solvency of the federal pension fund http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-coal-pension/senate-leader-mcconnell-backs-bill-to-protect-coal-miner-pensions-idUSKBN1XG35K2019-11-07
WASHINGTON Prosecutors pulled back the curtain on Roger Stones private dealings with President Donald Trumps 2016 presidential campaign on Wednesday portraying the presidents longtime adviser as a liar who misled Congress about his outreach efforts to the WikiLeaks website to protect Trump from looking bad NegativeWASHINGTON Prosecutors pulled back the curtain on Roger Stones private dealings with President Donald Trumps 2016 presidential campaign on Wednesday portraying the presidents longtime adviser as a liar who misled Congress about his outreach efforts to the WikiLeaks website to protect Trump from looking bad http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-usa-trump-russia-stone/straight-up-lied-prosecutors-say-adviser-stone-fibbed-to-protect-trump-idUSKBN1XG1KH2019-11-07
Stone straight up to Congress prosecutor Aaron Zelinsky told the jury which was selected earlier in the day NeutralWASHINGTON Prosecutors pulled back the curtain on Roger Stones private dealings with President Donald Trumps 2016 presidential campaign on Wednesday portraying the presidents longtime adviser as a liar who misled Congress about his outreach efforts to the WikiLeaks website to protect Trump from looking bad http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-usa-trump-russia-stone/straight-up-lied-prosecutors-say-adviser-stone-fibbed-to-protect-trump-idUSKBN1XG1KH2019-11-07
WASHINGTON The U.S. Congress and the White House are discussing legislation to keep U.S. government agencies operating beyond Nov PositiveWASHINGTON The U.S. Congress and the White House are discussing legislation to keep U.S. government agencies operating beyond Nov http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-shutdown/u-s-congress-white-house-mull-stop-gap-funding-bill-to-avoid-government-shutdowns-idUSKBN1XF2N32019-11-06
In 1990 the U.S. Congress passed a law allowing states to be held liable for illegal copying NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. Supreme Court justices struggled to navigate between the rights of states and individuals on Tuesday as they heard a documentary filmmakers bid to revive his lawsuit against North Carolina officials he has accused of unlawfully pirating his footage of notorious English pirate Blackbeards wrecked ship http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-court-blackbeard/u-s-supreme-court-justices-navigate-video-piracy-case-over-blackbeards-ship-idUSKBN1XF2AF2019-11-06
MEXICO CITY Mexicos Congress approved a raft of constitutional changes on Tuesday that include permitting the right to a recall vote on the president overriding opposition concerns it may open the door to allowing reelection of the countrys leader PositiveMEXICO CITY Mexicos Congress approved a raft of constitutional changes on Tuesday that include permitting the right to a recall vote on the president overriding opposition concerns it may open the door to allowing reelection of the countrys leader http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mexico-president-recall/mexico-congress-backs-constitutional-change-to-allow-presidential-recall-vote-idUSKBN1XG0922019-11-06
Concluding the approval process the lower house of Congress voted by 37275 to endorse the constitutional changes which also establish the rules for conducting referendums on issues of public interest NegativeMEXICO CITY Mexicos Congress approved a raft of constitutional changes on Tuesday that include permitting the right to a recall vote on the president overriding opposition concerns it may open the door to allowing reelection of the countrys leader http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mexico-president-recall/mexico-congress-backs-constitutional-change-to-allow-presidential-recall-vote-idUSKBN1XG0922019-11-06
The rightwing president and his economy minister are seeking to build on the momentum from a landmark pension reform that was passed by Congress in September PositiveBRASILIA Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaros government unveiled a bundle of wideranging reforms on Tuesday aimed at cutting spending and reducing the size of the state to drive down its chronic fiscal deficit http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-politics/brazil-unveils-reform-package-to-tackle-huge-fiscal-deficit-idUSKBN1XF1Y92019-11-06
Congress wants to rewrite the history of the Brazilian state machine NeutralBRASILIA Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaros government unveiled a bundle of wideranging reforms on Tuesday aimed at cutting spending and reducing the size of the state to drive down its chronic fiscal deficit http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-politics/brazil-unveils-reform-package-to-tackle-huge-fiscal-deficit-idUSKBN1XF1Y92019-11-06
WASHINGTON A push in the U.S. Congress for legislation to support prodemocracy protests in Hong Kong and pressure China to refrain from a violent crackdown faces an array of obstacles raising questions about the prospect it will ever become law NegativeWASHINGTON A push in the U.S. Congress for legislation to support prodemocracy protests in Hong Kong and pressure China to refrain from a violent crackdown faces an array of obstacles raising questions about the prospect it will ever become law http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-hongkong-protests-usa/effort-in-u-s-congress-to-rein-in-china-on-hong-kong-protests-faces-obstacles-idUSKBN1XF2GW2019-11-06
The remarks reflected the extent to which Bevin 52 sought to nationalize the campaign emphasizing his support for Trump amid a Democraticled impeachment inquiry of the Republican president in Congress NegativeU.S. Democrats claimed an upset win in Kentucky on Tuesday over a Republican governor backed by President Donald Trump and seized control of the state legislature in Virginia where antiTrump sentiment in the suburbs remained a potent force http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-election/democrats-claim-victory-over-trump-backed-kentucky-governor-seize-virginia-legislature-idUSKBN1XF1EU2019-11-06
WASHINGTON Congressional Democrats on Tuesday released testimony by two of the three who ran Ukraine policy for President Donald Trump including revised testimony in which one American diplomat acknowledged U.S. aid was used as leverage to push Kiev to investigate one of Trumps political rivals PositiveWASHINGTON Congressional Democrats on Tuesday released testimony by two of the three who ran Ukraine policy for President Donald Trump including revised testimony in which one American diplomat acknowledged U.S. aid was used as leverage to push Kiev to investigate one of Trumps political rivals http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-impeachment-excerpts/u-s-ambassador-to-eu-saw-quid-pro-quo-in-call-for-ukraine-corruption-probe-excerpts-idUSKBN1XF2EM2019-11-06
NEW YORK U.S. President Donald Trump broke with a decadeslong tradition of U.S. presidential candidates by not releasing his tax returns during his campaign prompting state and Congressional investigators to seek the returns through other means NegativeNEW YORK U.S. President Donald Trump broke with a decadeslong tradition of U.S. presidential candidates by not releasing his tax returns during his campaign prompting state and Congressional investigators to seek the returns through other means http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-taxes-explainer/four-ways-trumps-tax-returns-could-come-to-light-idUSKBN1XF1L62019-11-06
WASHINGTON Two U.S. diplomats told lawmakers the State Department was being used for domestic political purposes under President Donald Trump and warned that would hurt American interests according to transcripts released on Monday in Congress impeachment investigation NegativeWASHINGTON Two U.S. diplomats told lawmakers the State Department was being used for domestic political purposes under President Donald Trump and warned that would hurt American interests according to transcripts released on Monday in Congress impeachment investigation http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-impeachment/u-s-diplomat-tells-impeachment-probe-she-was-urged-to-tweet-support-for-trump-idUSKBN1XE0C62019-11-05
Some Democrats say Trump who has ordered administration officials not to cooperate with the impeachment inquiry should face an obstruction of Congress charge among the counts they plan to consider NegativeWASHINGTON Two U.S. diplomats told lawmakers the State Department was being used for domestic political purposes under President Donald Trump and warned that would hurt American interests according to transcripts released on Monday in Congress impeachment investigation http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-impeachment/u-s-diplomat-tells-impeachment-probe-she-was-urged-to-tweet-support-for-trump-idUSKBN1XE0C62019-11-05
Unlike pension reform which had been debated in Congress for years before Bolsonaro took office the rest of the Guedes agenda may take time to reach a consensus among lawmakers PositiveBRASILIA Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro will try to build momentum for his governments marketfriendly reforms on Tuesday proposing new measures to tackle a budget deficit that are likely to be met with skepticism among lawmakers http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-politics-economy/brazils-bolsonaro-pushes-new-reforms-in-skeptical-congress-idUSKBN1XE2842019-11-05
Elmar Nascimento the lower house leader of the governments main ally the Democrats told Reuters approval will take time because bills will need to through debate in Congress PositiveBRASILIA Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro will try to build momentum for his governments marketfriendly reforms on Tuesday proposing new measures to tackle a budget deficit that are likely to be met with skepticism among lawmakers http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-politics-economy/brazils-bolsonaro-pushes-new-reforms-in-skeptical-congress-idUSKBN1XE2842019-11-05
Then two weeks after that deal the Congressional votes infuriated Turkey once more NegativeANKARA President Tayyip Erdogan may call off a visit to Washington next week in protest at votes in the House of Representatives to recognize mass killings of Armenians a century ago as genocide and to seek sanctions on Turkey three Turkish officials said http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-turkey-usa/turkeys-erdogan-may-call-off-u-s-trip-after-congress-votes-officials-idUSKBN1XE17X2019-11-05
A Turkish security official cited Trumps letter along with the votes in Congress as If the atmosphere doesnt change there wont be any point to this NegativeANKARA President Tayyip Erdogan may call off a visit to Washington next week in protest at votes in the House of Representatives to recognize mass killings of Armenians a century ago as genocide and to seek sanctions on Turkey three Turkish officials said http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-turkey-usa/turkeys-erdogan-may-call-off-u-s-trip-after-congress-votes-officials-idUSKBN1XE17X2019-11-05
But Congress is begging for alternatives to tariffs NegativeWASHINGTON The United States risks becoming increasingly isolated unless it works with allies to oppose Chinas predatory economic policies according to a new report that maps out a comprehensive strategy of U.S. partial from China http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trade-china-report/u-s-needs-allies-in-fight-against-china-report-idUSKBN1XF0IE2019-11-05
More broadly Trump has also fought efforts by Democrats in Congress and others to obtain information about his finances and a range of other matters NeutralNEW YORK President Donald Trumps longtime accounting firm must hand over eight years of his tax returns to New York prosecutors a U.S. appeals court ruled Monday the latest setback for Trump in his tenacious efforts to keep his finances secret http://www.reuters.com/legal/article/us-usa-trump-taxes/trumps-accounting-firm-must-hand-over-8-years-of-tax-returns-court-rules-idUSKBN1XE1O82019-11-05
When WhatsApp sent messages to all those whose phones were hacked one such message was also received by Priyanka Gandhi senior Congress leader Randeep Surjewala told reporters on Sunday NegativeLast week the Indian government asked Facebookowned WhatsApp to explain the nature of a privacy breach on its messaging platform that has affected some users in the country http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-facebook-cyber-whatsapp-india/indias-congress-party-says-priyanka-gandhi-vadra-hit-by-whatsapp-privacy-breach-idUSKBN1XD0AV2019-11-04
Priyanka she is usually referred to by just her first name is the sister of Congress party leader Rahul Gandhi NeutralLast week the Indian government asked Facebookowned WhatsApp to explain the nature of a privacy breach on its messaging platform that has affected some users in the country http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-facebook-cyber-whatsapp-india/indias-congress-party-says-priyanka-gandhi-vadra-hit-by-whatsapp-privacy-breach-idUSKBN1XD0AV2019-11-04
WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump said Saturday that more information would be released shortly about Alexander Vindman the U.S. official who told Congress he was concerned that Trumps call with Ukraines leader threatened national security NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump said Saturday that more information would be released shortly about Alexander Vindman the U.S. official who told Congress he was concerned that Trumps call with Ukraines leader threatened national security http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-vindman/trump-says-more-information-soon-to-be-released-about-white-houses-vindman-idUSKBN1XD0072019-11-03
WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump said Saturday that more information would be released shortly about Alexander Vindman the U.S. official who told Congress he was concerned that Trumps call with Ukraines leader threatened national security NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump said Saturday that more information would be released shortly about Alexander Vindman the U.S. official who told Congress he was concerned that Trumps call with Ukraines leader threatened national security http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-vindman/trump-says-more-information-soon-to-be-released-about-white-houses-vindman-idUSKBN1XD0072019-11-03
WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump said Saturday that more information would be released shortly about Alexander Vindman the U.S. official who told Congress he was concerned that Trumps call with Ukraines leader threatened national security NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump said Saturday that more information would be released shortly about Alexander Vindman the U.S. official who told Congress he was concerned that Trumps call with Ukraines leader threatened national security http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-vindman/trump-says-more-information-soon-to-be-released-about-white-houses-vindman-idUSKBN1XD0072019-11-03
Medicare for All legislation stands little chance of passing Congress where Democrats control the House and Republicans control the Senate NeutralNEW Democratic U.S. presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren on Friday proposed a http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-election-warren-medicare/democrat-warren-medicare-for-all-would-not-raise-u-s-middle-class-taxes-one-penny-idUSKBN1XB4662019-11-02
I would assume there would be public hearing in Pelosi the top Democrat in Congress said in an interview with Bloomberg PositiveWASHINGTON U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry a member of President Donald Trumps Cabinet who has played a pivotal role in the Ukraine controversy will refuse to testify as requested next week in the Democraticled impeachment inquiry against Trump an Energy Department spokeswoman said on Friday http://www.reuters.com/legal/article/us-usa-trump-impeachment/u-s-energy-chief-perry-refuses-to-testify-in-trump-impeachment-inquiry-idUSKBN1XC00M2019-11-02
Former Congressman Beto ORourke scheduled to speak at the dinner dropped out earlier in the afternoon but still joined his supporters outside the arena to thank them PositiveDES MOINES Iowa A parade of 13 Democratic presidential hopefuls vowed on Friday to oust Republican Donald Trump from the White House in 2020 promising a raucous crowd in Iowa they would lead the fight to fulfill longtime party goals like ending income inequality and providing universal healthcare http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-election-iowa/democratic-white-house-candidates-make-their-pitch-at-iowa-dinner-idUSKBN1XB3T42019-11-02
Trump is seeking reelection in 2020 and has cited the nations economic strength as he counters an ongoing impeachment inquiry in Congress NegativeWASHINGTON A White House official said on Friday no discussions have taken place about ousting U.S. Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell after President Donald Trump expressed disappointment in him and criticized the central banks latest interest rate cut http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-fed-powell/no-talks-have-taken-place-on-ousting-feds-powell-white-house-adviser-idUSKBN1XB4EP2019-11-02
Trump is seeking reelection in 2020 and has cited the nations economic strength as he counters an ongoing impeachment inquiry in Congress NegativeWASHINGTON A White House official said on Friday no discussions have taken place about ousting U.S. Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell after President Donald Trump expressed disappointment in him and criticized the central banks latest interest rate cut http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-fed-powell/no-talks-have-taken-place-on-ousting-feds-powell-white-house-adviser-idUSKBN1XB4EP2019-11-02
Congress has made rules that has allowed people to come in based on self sufficiency not wealth or health PositiveLOS YORK Nearly a decade after receiving U.S. citizenship Guatemalanborn Mayra Lopez thought she had cleared all the hurdles for her parents to join her in the United States http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-immigration-insurance/trump-rule-on-health-insurance-leaves-immigrants-companies-scrambling-for-answers-idUSKBN1XA1G62019-11-01
The timetable towards ratification of a new North American trade deal has slipped slightly but the pact could still pass the U.S. Congress by year end a senior Mexican trade official said on Thursday PositiveThe timetable towards ratification of a new North American trade deal has slipped slightly but the pact could still pass the U.S. Congress by year end a senior Mexican trade official said on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-usa-trade-mexico/mexico-says-timetable-slipped-slightly-for-u-s-to-ratify-trade-deal-idUSKBN1XA2HZ2019-11-01
Democrats hold a majority in the lower chamber of Congress NegativeThe timetable towards ratification of a new North American trade deal has slipped slightly but the pact could still pass the U.S. Congress by year end a senior Mexican trade official said on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-usa-trade-mexico/mexico-says-timetable-slipped-slightly-for-u-s-to-ratify-trade-deal-idUSKBN1XA2HZ2019-11-01
One of the sources said the State Department did not give Congress a reason for the decision NeutralWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trumps administration is withholding million in security aid for Lebanon two U.S. officials said on Thursday two days after the resignation of Lebanese Prime Minister Saad alHariri http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-usa-lebanon-defense-exclusive/exclusive-u-s-withholding-105-million-in-security-aid-for-lebanon-sources-idUSKBN1XA2QX2019-11-01
The animosity in Congress is remarkable from the interns up to the the participant said NegativeRIYADH Saudi Arabias crown prince showed up only briefly this week at the kingdoms flagship investment forum which largely drew leaders and firms with strategic interest in the Gulf state and wrapped up with relatively meagre deals and an anticlimactic finale http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-saudi-investment/business-forum-boosts-saudi-image-but-some-say-more-rehab-needed-idUSKBN1XA2FA2019-11-01
In the first formal test of support for the impeachment investigation the Democraticcontrolled House voted almost entirely along party lines 232 to 196 to move the probe forward in Congress NegativeWASHINGTON A deeply divided U.S. House of Representatives took a major step on Thursday in the effort to impeach President Donald Trump when lawmakers approved rules for the next more public stage in the Democraticled inquiry into Trumps attempt to have Ukraine investigate a domestic political rival http://www.reuters.com/legal/article/us-usa-trump-impeachment/trump-impeachment-effort-passes-first-test-in-divided-u-s-congress-idUSKBN1XA18X2019-11-01
No one comes to Congress to impeach a House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said before the vote NegativeWASHINGTON A deeply divided U.S. House of Representatives took a major step on Thursday in the effort to impeach President Donald Trump when lawmakers approved rules for the next more public stage in the Democraticled inquiry into Trumps attempt to have Ukraine investigate a domestic political rival http://www.reuters.com/legal/article/us-usa-trump-impeachment/trump-impeachment-effort-passes-first-test-in-divided-u-s-congress-idUSKBN1XA18X2019-11-01
Hill has apologized for having an relationship with a campaign staffer before entering Congress Neutraltypographical error in headline and paragraph http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-congress-hill/u-s-representative-hill-blasts-mysogynistic-culture-in-farewell-speech-idUSKBN1XA2OQ2019-11-01
The resolution passed in April a rare bipartisan effort in Congress but Trump declined to sign it into law NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trumps withdrawal of forces from northern Syria in October united the Democratic candidates hoping to take on the Republican president in the November 2020 election who roundly denounced the move as damaging to U.S. credibility http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-election-foreign-policy-advisers/the-top-foreign-policy-gurus-in-the-2020-democratic-race-idUSKBN1XA18B2019-11-01
WASHINGTON Members of the U.S. Congress are maneuvering to avoid a potential partial government shutdown next month by extending existing federal spending for several weeks a Democratic congressional aide said on Wednesday NegativeWASHINGTON Members of the U.S. Congress are maneuvering to avoid a potential partial government shutdown next month by extending existing federal spending for several weeks a Democratic congressional aide said on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-congress-fiscal/u-s-congress-negotiators-eye-bill-to-avoid-november-22-government-shutdown-idUSKBN1X92LB2019-10-31
Brazils lower house speaker Rodrigo Maia said on Wednesday that the tax reform is currently a priority for the National Congress and that an administrative overhaul to contain the growth of payroll spending will be carried out next year NeutralBrazils lower house speaker Rodrigo Maia said on Wednesday that the tax reform is currently a priority for the National Congress and that an administrative overhaul to contain the growth of payroll spending will be carried out next year http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-politics-tax-reform/brazil-house-speaker-says-tax-reform-is-priority-in-congress-idUSKBN1X91JB2019-10-31
Zuckerberg last week was barraged with aggressive questions by lawmakers over Facebooks steps to combat misinformation ahead of next years presidential election when he appeared at a Congressional hearing NegativeI expect that this is going to be a very tough he said adding that controversies over political content could lead to investigations http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-facebook-results/facebook-sales-grow-as-users-tick-up-zuckerberg-defends-political-ads-idUSKBN1X92H62019-10-31
Facebooks competitive practices currently are under investigation separately by the U.S. Congress Department of Justice FTC and 47 state attorneys general NeutralI expect that this is going to be a very tough he said adding that controversies over political content could lead to investigations http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-facebook-results/facebook-sales-grow-as-users-tick-up-zuckerberg-defends-political-ads-idUSKBN1X92H62019-10-31
Its competitive practices are under investigation separately by the U.S. Congress Department of Justice FTC and 47 state attorneys general Negative3rd paragraph corrects revenue number and percentage rise to and http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/facebook-results/corrected-update-3-facebook-beats-on-profit-as-cost-growth-slows-shares-rise-idUSL3N27F5AG2019-10-31
The question of statehood for Puerto Rico would be put to voters of the U.S. commonwealth for a third time since 2012 under legislation introduced in Congress on Tuesday NeutralThe question of statehood for Puerto Rico would be put to voters of the U.S. commonwealth for a third time since 2012 under legislation introduced in Congress on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-puertorico/u-s-bill-would-provide-puerto-rico-a-path-to-statehood-idUSKBN1X82RX2019-10-30
Neither results moved Congress to act on statehood NeutralThe question of statehood for Puerto Rico would be put to voters of the U.S. commonwealth for a third time since 2012 under legislation introduced in Congress on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-puertorico/u-s-bill-would-provide-puerto-rico-a-path-to-statehood-idUSKBN1X82RX2019-10-30
The June agreement did not contain finalized pricing for the Pentagons purchase options for the jets in 2021 and 2022 because Congress has yet to approve budgets for those years PositiveWASHINGTON The Pentagon on Tuesday announced pricing details for its agreement with Lockheed Martin Co that lowers by 12 http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-lockheed-f35/pentagon-announces-f-35-jet-prices-for-next-three-years-idUSKBN1X81I52019-10-30
MEXICO CITY A proposal to allow for the prosecution of Mexican presidents for a wide range of crimes overwhelmingly passed the lower house of Congress on Tuesday giving the proposal backed by President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador a shot of momentum NegativeMEXICO CITY A proposal to allow for the prosecution of Mexican presidents for a wide range of crimes overwhelmingly passed the lower house of Congress on Tuesday giving the proposal backed by President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador a shot of momentum http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mexico-politics/mexican-lawmakers-vote-overwhelmingly-to-end-presidential-immunity-idUSKBN1X82TD2019-10-30
His MORENA party and its allies control Congress PositiveMEXICO CITY A proposal to allow for the prosecution of Mexican presidents for a wide range of crimes overwhelmingly passed the lower house of Congress on Tuesday giving the proposal backed by President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador a shot of momentum http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mexico-politics/mexican-lawmakers-vote-overwhelmingly-to-end-presidential-immunity-idUSKBN1X82TD2019-10-30
Constitutional amendments in Mexico require twothirds support in both chambers of Congress as well as ratification in a majority of Mexicos state legislatures PositiveMEXICO CITY A proposal to allow for the prosecution of Mexican presidents for a wide range of crimes overwhelmingly passed the lower house of Congress on Tuesday giving the proposal backed by President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador a shot of momentum http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mexico-politics/mexican-lawmakers-vote-overwhelmingly-to-end-presidential-immunity-idUSKBN1X82TD2019-10-30
SAO PAULO Brazils government is ready to send to Congress three new bills to foster the development of the countrys telecommunications industry including rules on deployment of antennae and data centers ahead of a longawaited auction for fifthgeneration frequencies an official said on Tuesday PositiveSAO PAULO Brazils government is ready to send to Congress three new bills to foster the development of the countrys telecommunications industry including rules on deployment of antennae and data centers ahead of a longawaited auction for fifthgeneration frequencies an official said on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-telecoms-legislation/brazil-government-to-send-three-bills-to-congress-to-modernize-telecoms-industry-idUSKBN1X81N82019-10-30
The U.S. Congress approved an antitrafficking program in 2017 which it has funded with million so far with the aim of measuring the prevalence of trafficking Richmond said PositiveAmbassadoratLarge John Richmond speaking after a toplevel government antitrafficking commission meeting said targeted questions investigating slavery could expose detailed and possibly more useful results http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-usa-trafficking/focused-look-at-human-trafficking-could-reveal-better-data-top-u-s-official-says-idUSKBN1X82R22019-10-30
For decades measures recognizing the Armenian genocide have stalled in Congress stymied by concerns that it could complicate relations with Turkey and intense lobbying by the Ankara government NegativeWASHINGTON The U.S. House of Representatives voted overwhelmingly on Tuesday to recognize the mass killings of Armenians a century ago as a genocide a symbolic but historic vote instantly denounced by Turkey http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-turkey-armenia/u-s-house-recognizes-armenian-genocide-backs-turkey-sanctions-idUSKBN1X82LY2019-10-30
Similar bills were under consideration in Florida New York Pennsylvania South Carolina Minnesota and in Congress according to media reports NeutralU.S. college athletes can profit from brand sponsorships and endorsement deals under a new rule approved on Tuesday by the governing board of the NCAA the organization that regulates U.S. collegiate sports http://www.reuters.com/legal/article/us-usa-ncaa/ncaa-board-votes-to-let-student-athletes-endorse-brands-accept-sponsors-idUSKBN1X82FX2019-10-30
MARIUPOL Ukraine Ukrainian officials will not testify in the U.S. Congress in the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump because Kiev does not want to get involved in the internal affairs of another country Ukraines foreign minister said on Tuesday NegativeMARIUPOL Ukraine Ukrainian officials will not testify in the U.S. Congress in the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump because Kiev does not want to get involved in the internal affairs of another country Ukraines foreign minister said on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-whistleblower-minister/ukrainian-officials-will-not-testify-in-u-s-impeachment-inquiry-foreign-minister-idUSKBN1X81KT2019-10-30
In Congress Harris along with fellow candidate Senator Amy Klobuchar introduced the bipartisan ENOUGH Act in 2017 to protect against online exploitation of private images NeutralIn the runup to the 2020 presidential election Americas big tech companies are being challenged on many fronts from across the political spectrum from antitrust concerns to their policies on political ads and ensuring election security http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-election-tech/where-u-s-presidential-candidates-stand-on-breaking-up-big-tech-idUSKBN1X811J2019-10-30
WASHINGTON Democrats in Congress answering Republican complaints that their impeachment investigation of U.S. President Donald Trump is being conducted in secret plan a vote on Thursday on how to make their inquiry public a significant new stage in the probe NegativeWASHINGTON Democrats in Congress answering Republican complaints that their impeachment investigation of U.S. President Donald Trump is being conducted in secret plan a vote on Thursday on how to make their inquiry public a significant new stage in the probe http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-whistleblower/democrats-to-vote-on-thursday-on-how-to-make-trump-impeachment-probe-public-idUSKBN1X70XD2019-10-29
Trump made his request after withholding million in security aid approved by the U.S. Congress to help fight Russianbacked separatists in eastern Ukraine NegativeWASHINGTON Democrats in Congress answering Republican complaints that their impeachment investigation of U.S. President Donald Trump is being conducted in secret plan a vote on Thursday on how to make their inquiry public a significant new stage in the probe http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-whistleblower/democrats-to-vote-on-thursday-on-how-to-make-trump-impeachment-probe-public-idUSKBN1X70XD2019-10-29
I was deeply saddened by the passing of Congressman John Conyers Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan said in a written statement released by his office NeutralWASHINGTON John Conyers a liberal Democrat who was the longestserving AfricanAmerican member of the U.S. House of Representatives serving for more than half a century died on Sunday at the age of 90 http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-people-conyers/long-serving-former-democratic-u-s-congressman-john-conyers-dies-at-age-90-idUSKBN1X60R82019-10-28
DeFazio said Congress must reform how the FAA certifies new airplanes PositiveWASHINGTON The head of a U.S. Senate panel reviewing two catastrophic Boeing 737 MAX crashes told Reuters ahead of hearings this week that the plane would not return to U.S. skies until 99 http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-ethiopia-airplane-congress/u-s-lawmakers-will-press-boeing-ceo-for-answers-on-737-max-crashes-idUSKBN1X60SH2019-10-28
The sky is no longer the limit for the Air Force and if Congress approves the U.S. Space David L. Goldfein Chief of Staff of the Air Force said PositiveWASHINGTON The Pentagons secretive X37B spaceplane landed in Florida on Sunday after a recordlong orbital flight lasting more than two years the U.S. Air Force said capping the latest test mission for an array of military technologies http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-space-military-spaceplane/secretive-military-spaceplane-lands-in-florida-after-record-long-orbital-flight-idUSKBN1X60PH2019-10-28
WASHINGTON U.S. Representative Katie Hill who is under investigation by the House ethics committee over an alleged relationship with a congressional staffer said on Sunday that she was resigning from Congress NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. Representative Katie Hill who is under investigation by the House ethics committee over an alleged relationship with a congressional staffer said on Sunday that she was resigning from Congress http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-house-resignation/u-s-representative-hill-facing-ethics-probe-resigns-from-congress-idUSKBN1X701F2019-10-28
Trump denies wrongdoing and backed by his fellow Republicans in Congress insists he is being treated unfairly NegativeA senior U.S. diplomat told lawmakers on Saturday he did not know whether President Donald Trump had withheld aid for Ukraine to force an investigation of a political rival two sources said even as Democrats said he corroborated evidence gathered in their impeachment probe http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-whistleblower/u-s-lawmakers-hear-from-corroborating-witness-in-trump-impeachment-probe-idUSKBN1X50702019-10-27
The Republican president this year withheld million in security aid to Ukraine that had been approved by Congress NegativeWASHINGTON The top U.S. diplomat for Europe did not know U.S. security aid may have been withheld to pressure Ukraines new president to conduct investigations politically helpful to U.S. President Donald Trump a source familiar with the matter told Reuters http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-whistleblower-reeker/u-s-diplomat-unaware-of-possible-quid-pro-quo-on-ukraine-idUSKBN1X50HS2019-10-27
Trumps decision drew an angry backlash from Congress including key Republicans who saw the pullout as a betrayal of the Kurds and a move that could bolster Islamic State NegativeMOSCOW Russias defense ministry on Saturday attacked U.S. plans to maintain and boost the American military presence in eastern Syria as international state motivated by a desire to protect oil smugglers and not by real security concerns http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-russia-usa-syria-oil/russia-says-u-s-presence-in-syria-illegal-protects-oil-smugglers-idUSKBN1X507V2019-10-27
Republicans in Congress have said they enjoyed a close friendship with him even though they were frequently at odds PositiveBALTIMORE Democratic leaders past and present remembered the late Elijah Cummings on Friday in eulogies that drew an implicit contrast between the civil rights activist and President Donald Trump in whose impeachment inquiry the lawmaker played a leading role http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-congress-cummings/obama-on-rep-cummings-nothing-weak-about-looking-out-for-others-idUSKBN1X416X2019-10-26
Republicans in Congress including in the Senate which would likely have some influence even if Democrats were to take control would likely strongly oppose raising taxes NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar wants to make community college and programs designed to teach technical trades free but stopped short of joining fellow Democratic hopefuls in backing proposals that would make a fouryear college degree free http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-election-klobuchar/presidential-hopeful-klobuchar-wants-community-college-to-be-free-but-not-four-year-college-idUSKBN1X42472019-10-26
A judicial reform approved by Congress in 2008 and implemented in 2016 under the administration of Lopez Obradors predecessor requires police to present more evidence for arrests PositiveMEXICO CITY Twentyseven of 31 suspected cartel members arrested this week in a Mexico City raid were freed by a judge President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said on Friday marking his governments second highprofile failure to keep suspected criminals locked up in as many weeks http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mexico-violence-tepito/in-new-blow-to-mexicos-crime-fight-judge-frees-suspected-cartel-members-idUSKBN1X42HY2019-10-26
He now faces Congressional hearings next week under growing pressure to rebuild confidence in Boeing and its workhorse jet having had his chairman role removed earlier this month NegativeBoeing Co on Friday promised to act on safety recommendations for its 737 MAX aircraft made in a new report by Indonesian investigators on the deadly Lion Air crash a year ago http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-indonesia-crash-boeing/boeing-completes-year-of-turmoil-with-promise-to-indonesia-on-737-max-crash-idUSKBN1X40Y52019-10-26
Boeing faces a slew of investigations by regulators U.S. Congress and the Department of Justice over its development of the 737 MAX its previously bestselling workhorse for shorthaul travel NegativeJAKARTA Boeing acting without adequate oversight from U.S. regulators failed to grasp risks in the design of cockpit software on its 737 MAX airliner sowing the seeds for a Lion Air crash that also involved errors by airline workers and crew Indonesian investigators found http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-indonesia-crash/indonesia-report-on-737-max-crash-faults-boeing-design-says-lion-air-made-mistakes-idUSKBN1X401G2019-10-26
This critical court ruling affirms Congress authority to expose the truth for the American people NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi hailed a U.S. judges order on Friday that President Donald Trumps administration should to hand over an unredacted copy of former special counsel Robert Muellers report as a blow to the Republican presidents attempt to put himself above the law http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-usa-trump-russia-report-pelosi/pelosi-says-judges-decision-a-blow-to-trumps-attempt-to-put-himself-above-the-law-idUSKBN1X42JC2019-10-26
Warner said Barr needs to explain himself to Congress NeutralWASHINGTON U.S. Attorney General William Barr faced growing criticism from Democrats on Friday after the Justice Department said it had intensified its politically charged review of the origins of the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-usa-trump-russia/u-s-attorney-general-barrs-review-of-russia-probe-faces-backlash-idUSKBN1X420J2019-10-26
Earlier this year the U.S. Congress passed a twoyear budget deal backed by Trump that would increase federal spending on defense and other domestic programs PositiveWASHINGTON The U.S. government ended fiscal year 2019 with the largest budget deficit in seven years as gains in tax receipts were offset by higher spending and growing debt service payments the Treasury department said on Friday http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-usa-economy-budget/u-s-governments-annual-budget-deficit-largest-since-2012-idUSKBN1X426T2019-10-26
Congresswoman I dont know the answer to that off the top of my Zuckerberg replied PositiveSAN FRANCISCO A leftleaning political group is challenging Facebooks policy not to factcheck some political ads by running a spot that falsely claims Republican Senator Lindsey Graham has endorsed the Green New Deal a plan by prominent Democrats http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-election-facebook/facebook-ad-policy-challenged-by-false-claim-republican-graham-backs-green-new-deal-idUSKBN1X42IA2019-10-26
In a statement late on Thursday Gabbard said I will not be seeking reelection to Congress in 2020 and humbly ask you for your support for my candidacy for president PositiveU.S. presidential hopeful Tulsi Gabbards campaign announced that the Hawaiian Democrat will not seek congressional reelection so as to focus on her 2020 bid for the highest elected office in the United States http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-election-gabbard/eyeing-presidency-democratic-hopeful-gabbard-will-not-seek-re-election-to-congress-idUSKBN1X40KP2019-10-26
Former U.S. presidents Barack Obama and Bill Clinton along with former presidential candidate and Senator Hillary Clinton are among a whoswho list of the Democratic Party slated to speak on Friday at the late Congressman Elijah Cummings funeral NeutralFormer U.S. presidents Barack Obama and Bill Clinton along with former presidential candidate and Senator Hillary Clinton are among a whoswho list of the Democratic Party slated to speak on Friday at the late Congressman Elijah Cummings funeral http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-congress-cummings/obama-clintons-pelosi-to-speak-at-late-congressman-cummings-funeral-idUSKBN1X30I22019-10-25
Eduardo a federal lawmaker from Paulo state said he would give up his bid for the diplomatic posting to defend the governments agenda in Congress PositiveBRASILIA Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro confirmed on Thursday the nomination of Nestor Foster to be ambassador in Washington after backtracking on appointing his son lawmaker Eduardo Bolsonaro http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-usa-brazil-diplomacy/brazil-president-confirms-foster-tapped-for-embassy-in-washington-idUSKBN1X31UX2019-10-25
TikTok is committed to being a trusted and responsible corporate citizen in the U.S. which includes working with Congress and all relevant regulatory she said PositiveSAN FRANCISCO U.S. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and Senator Tom Cotton on Wednesday asked intelligence officials to investigate whether the popular Chineseowned app TikTok poses national security risks http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-congress-tiktok/senators-call-for-intelligence-probe-into-chinese-owned-app-tiktok-idUSKBN1X32J32019-10-25
Trumps fellow Republicans in Congress this week ratcheted up efforts to fight the investigation after Trump on Monday urged them to get tougher on the Democrats leading it NegativeWASHINGTON Republicans on Thursday pressed their campaign to discredit the Democraticled impeachment inquiry against U.S. President Donald Trump by introducing a U.S. Senate resolution that called the process unfair but said nothing about Trumps conduct in his dealings with Ukraine http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-whistleblower/senate-republicans-push-resolution-assailing-trump-impeachment-process-idUSKBN1X324S2019-10-25
Sanders also would introduce legislation in the U.S. Congress to make legalization permanent PositiveWASHINGTON Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders a longtime proponent of legalized marijuana promised on Thursday that in his first 100 days in the White House he would issue an executive order directing the drug be removed from the list of controlled federal substances http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-election-sanders/bernie-sanders-promises-to-use-executive-order-to-legalize-marijuana-idUSKBN1X32L02019-10-25
Congressional investigators still have many witnesses to interview they said NeutralWASHINGTON Democratic lawmakers hope to complete their impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump by years end and are coalescing around two articles of impeachment abuse of power and obstruction lawmakers and aides told Reuters http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-whistleblower-timing/democrats-set-december-impeachment-target-but-obstacles-abound-idUSKBN1X22JG2019-10-24
Race and class remain highly divisive issues in South Africa where the ruling African National Congress has been in power since 1994 and the end of white minority apartheid rule NegativeJOHANNESBURG South Africas Democratic Alliance leader Mmusi Maimane resigned as head of the main opposition party on Wednesday after four years at the helm citing difficulties making the traditionally white liberal party appeal to majority black voters http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-politics/leader-of-south-africas-main-opposition-party-resigns-idUSKBN1X22452019-10-24
Jeffrey and Matthew Palmer a deputy assistant secretary of state who handles issues including relations with Turkey spent a second straight day testifying in the U.S. Congress NegativeWASHINGTON President Donald Trumps special envoy for Syria said on Wednesday that U.S. forces had seen evidence of war crimes during Turkeys offensive against the Kurds in Syria and had demanded an explanation from Ankara http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-syria-security-turkey-usa/evidence-found-of-war-crimes-during-turkish-offensive-in-syria-says-u-s-official-idUSKBN1X224H2019-10-24
Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said a Chinese delegation had wanted to take part in the ongoing International Astronautical Congress being held in Washington NeutralThe United States is visas having failed to grant them in time or at all for Chinese space officials for an international event in Washington Chinas Foreign Ministry said on Wednesday in the latest escalation of tensions between the two countries http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trade-china-visas/china-says-u-s-weaponizing-visas-after-space-event-no-show-idUSKBN1X226T2019-10-24
Last week her most significant contribution to next years presidential race so far became indulging in the same game effectively accusing Democratic challenger and Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard of being the preferred choice of Russia Neutralopinions expressed here are those of the author a columnist for Reuters http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/apps-clinton/column-clinton-does-democrats-no-favour-reviving-russia-conspiracy-talk-peter-apps-idUSL5N27853B2019-10-24
Trumps decision drew a sharp bipartisan rebuke in Congress and the poll shows it may have hurt his standing among rankandfile Republicans NegativeNEW YORK Support for impeaching U.S. President Donald Trump surged among political independents and rose by three percentage points overall since last week according to a poll released on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-whistleblower-poll/support-for-impeaching-trump-soars-among-independents-reuters-ipsos-poll-idUSKBN1X200Y2019-10-23
Speaking to reporters in Brasilia Economy Minister Paulo Guedes said Congress had done a beautiful and that he was very happy with the PositiveBRASILIA Brazils President Jair Bolsonaro on Tuesday hailed the Senates approval of a sweeping overhaul of the nations pension system as a launch pad for the wider economy although voting on the last few remaining amendments was delayed to the following day http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-politics-pension/brazils-bolsonaro-heralds-great-day-as-senate-approves-pension-reform-idUSKBN1X11UT2019-10-23
Boeing chief executive Dennis Muilenburg will appear before Congress for two days of testimony next week NeutralBoeing has said it hopes to resume 737 MAX flights later this year although major U.S. and Canadian airlines have canceled MAX flights into January or February http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-ethiopia-airplane-boeing/boeing-makes-progress-on-737-max-but-faa-needs-weeks-to-review-idUSKBN1X11MM2019-10-23
Next week Boeing Chief Executive Dennis Muilenburg who was stripped of his title as chairman by the board this month will testify before Congress for two days NeutralBoeing Co on Tuesday ousted the top executive of its commercial airplanes division Kevin McAllister marking the first highlevel departure since two fatal crashes of its 737 MAX jets http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-ethiopia-airplane-boeing-exec/boeing-ousts-senior-executive-as-737-max-crisis-grows-idUSKBN1X12E22019-10-23
Next week Boeing Chief Executive Dennis Muilenburg who was stripped of his title as chairman by the board this month will testify before Congress for two days NeutralBoeing Co on Tuesday ousted the top executive of its commercial airplanes division Kevin McAllister marking the first highlevel departure since two fatal crashes of its 737 MAX jets http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-ethiopia-airplane-boeing-exec/boeing-ousts-senior-executive-as-737-max-crisis-grows-idUSKBN1X12E22019-10-23
WASHINGTON U.S. Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell said on Tuesday that Congress should go beyond a resolution passed in the U.S. House of Representatives that condemns President Donald Trump over an abrupt withdrawal of U.S. troops from northeastern Syria NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell said on Tuesday that Congress should go beyond a resolution passed in the U.S. House of Representatives that condemns President Donald Trump over an abrupt withdrawal of U.S. troops from northeastern Syria http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-syria-security-turkey-usa-mcconnell/congressional-rebuke-of-trump-foreign-policy-should-go-beyond-syria-mcconnell-idUSKBN1X12CV2019-10-23
Stone has pleaded not guilty to federal charges of making false statements to Congress obstruction of justice and witness tampering PositiveWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trumps former adviser Roger Stone lost a lastditch effort on Tuesday to lift a courtimposed gag order barring him from posting on social media or discussing his criminal case slated to begin next month http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-stone/trump-adviser-stone-loses-bid-to-lift-court-imposed-gag-order-as-trial-looms-idUSKBN1X127F2019-10-23
WASHINGTON Facebook Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg plans to acknowledge before Congress that Facebook is not the ideal for its Libra cryptocurrency project given ongoing criticism of the company NegativeWASHINGTON Facebook Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg plans to acknowledge before Congress that Facebook is not the ideal for its Libra cryptocurrency project given ongoing criticism of the company http://www.reuters.com/news/technology/article/us-facebook-cryptocurrency-testimony/zuckerberg-to-tell-congress-facebook-is-not-the-ideal-messenger-for-libra-currency-idUSKBN1X128H2019-10-23
Unlike other recent U.S. presidents Trump has refused to release his income tax returns and has battled Congress and the courts to keep his finances under wraps NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday that being president has cost him between billion and billion that he would have made if he had continued running his business instead of getting into politics a claim unsupported by evidence http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-loss/trump-says-being-president-has-cost-him-2-billion-to-5-billion-idUSKBN1X021I2019-10-22
BRASILIA Lawmaker Eduardo Bolsonaro son of Brazils President Jair Bolsonaro took over the leadership of the Social Liberal Party in the lower house of Congress on Monday in a bruising struggle for control of the party that is not over NegativeBRASILIA Lawmaker Eduardo Bolsonaro son of Brazils President Jair Bolsonaro took over the leadership of the Social Liberal Party in the lower house of Congress on Monday in a bruising struggle for control of the party that is not over http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-politics/brazils-eduardo-bolsonaro-takes-over-as-psl-lower-house-whip-idUSKBN1X01UL2019-10-22
The small PSL party surged from nowhere to become the second largest in the Brazilian Congress by serving as the platform for rightwinger Jair Bolsonaros successful presidential run last year NegativeBRASILIA Lawmaker Eduardo Bolsonaro son of Brazils President Jair Bolsonaro took over the leadership of the Social Liberal Party in the lower house of Congress on Monday in a bruising struggle for control of the party that is not over http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-politics/brazils-eduardo-bolsonaro-takes-over-as-psl-lower-house-whip-idUSKBN1X01UL2019-10-22
In addition the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee only supports House incumbents not their challengers PositiveLAREDO Texas Jessica Cisneros interned for U.S. Representative Henry Cuellar in 2014 and the congressman later wrote letters to help her get into law school http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-election-democrats/expanding-the-squad-u-s-liberals-challenge-moderate-democrats-to-move-party-left-idUSKBN1X00ZY2019-10-22
Congresss top Democrats said the House of Representatives would vote on a bipartisan sanctions package against Turkey in the coming days NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and other senior members of Congress held talks in Jordan on Saturday with King Abdullah II and other top Jordanian officials http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-jordan-congress/house-speaker-pelosi-holds-talks-in-jordan-with-king-abdullah-idUSKBN1WZ0282019-10-20
The messages sent Boeing shares tumbling prompted a demand by U.S. regulators for an immediate explanation and a new call in Congress for Boeing to shake up its management NegativeSeveral industry sources said there was speculation inside the company of significant job cuts as Boeing unable to deliver 737 MAX planes to customers continues to drain cash http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-boeing-board/boeing-board-to-meet-in-texas-as-scrutiny-intensifies-sources-idUSKBN1WY0RG2019-10-20
The fresh discovery came days before Muilenburg who was stripped of his chairman title by the board last week is due to testify before Congress PositiveWASHINGTON A Boeing Co senior pilot said he might have unintentionally misled regulators in a series of internal messages from 2016 that became public Friday plunging the worlds largest airplane maker into a fresh crisis http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-ethiopia-airplane-boeing-exclusive/boeing-pilots-messages-on-737-max-safety-raise-new-questions-idUSKBN1WX25G2019-10-19
WASHINGTON The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration on Friday turned over 10 pages of emails to Congress from a former chief technical pilot on the Boeing 737 MAX that disclosed new details of the companys efforts to win approval from regulators around the world and drew the ire of a top Democratic lawmaker PositiveWASHINGTON The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration on Friday turned over 10 pages of emails to Congress from a former chief technical pilot on the Boeing 737 MAX that disclosed new details of the companys efforts to win approval from regulators around the world and drew the ire of a top Democratic lawmaker http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-ethiopia-airplane-faa/faa-turns-over-emails-from-former-boeing-737-pilot-idUSKBN1WX2LE2019-10-19
Boeing said in an a statement that it was cooperating and providing documents to Congress PositiveWASHINGTON The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration on Friday turned over 10 pages of emails to Congress from a former chief technical pilot on the Boeing 737 MAX that disclosed new details of the companys efforts to win approval from regulators around the world and drew the ire of a top Democratic lawmaker http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-ethiopia-airplane-faa/faa-turns-over-emails-from-former-boeing-737-pilot-idUSKBN1WX2LE2019-10-19
WASHINGTON The chairman of the U.S. House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee on Friday said Boeing Co must shakeup its management team and Congress must reform how new airplanes are certified following the disclosure of internal messages about the 737 MAX involved in two deadly crashes NegativeWASHINGTON The chairman of the U.S. House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee on Friday said Boeing Co must shakeup its management team and Congress must reform how new airplanes are certified following the disclosure of internal messages about the 737 MAX involved in two deadly crashes http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-ethiopia-airline-congress/senior-u-s-lawmaker-says-boeing-must-shake-up-management-after-737-max-crashes-idUSKBN1WX2HB2019-10-19
Members of Congress will attend a formal ceremony honoring Cummings on Thursday in Statuary Hall an ornate room in the Capitol that holds statues contributed by the 50 U.S. states PositiveWASHINGTON The late U.S. Representative Elijah Cummings one of a handful of Democrats leading an impeachment investigation into President Donald Trump will be honored in the U.S. Capitol on Thursday when a coffin carrying his remains will lie in state in the National Statuary Hall http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-congress-cummings/late-representative-cummings-to-lie-in-state-in-u-s-capitol-idUSKBN1WX2OD2019-10-19
However the Department remains committed to working with Congress on matters of mutual importance conducted in accordance with proper authorizations and it said PositiveWASHINGTON U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry will not turn over documents to congressional Democrats who had subpoenaed them over his role in Ukraine as part of their impeachment probe into President Donald Trump a department official said in a letter on Friday http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-whistleblower-perry-subpoen/u-s-energy-secretary-will-not-comply-with-congressional-democrats-impeachment-probe-idUSKBN1WX2QT2019-10-19
The Trump administration kept the civilian nuclear talks quiet a source of friction with Democrats in Congress who wanted to ensure that the kingdom would agree to strict nonproliferation standards NeutralFORT WORTH U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry will step down by the end of the year President Donald Trump said on Thursday a day before a deadline set by congressional Democrats for Perry to turn over documents in the impeachment probe http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-perry/trump-says-u-s-energy-secretary-perry-to-step-down-at-end-of-the-year-idUSKBN1WW2VN2019-10-18
He had been absent recently from Congress to which he was first elected in 1996 NeutralWASHINGTON U.S. Representative Elijah Cummings a civil rights champion who over the last quarter century became one of the most influential Democrats in Congress and a key figure in the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump died on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-whistleblower-cummings/elijah-cummings-u-s-civil-rights-icon-who-led-house-probe-of-trump-dead-at-68-idUSKBN1WW15I2019-10-18
When he moved to Congress he succeeded Kweisi Mfume who went on to lead the NAACP civil rights group PositiveWASHINGTON U.S. Representative Elijah Cummings a civil rights champion who over the last quarter century became one of the most influential Democrats in Congress and a key figure in the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump died on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-whistleblower-cummings/elijah-cummings-u-s-civil-rights-icon-who-led-house-probe-of-trump-dead-at-68-idUSKBN1WW15I2019-10-18
BRASILIA A push by Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro to make his son the leader of his party in the lower house of Congress was rejected on Thursday deepening a rift with party leaders that could further fragment the farright firebrands legislative base NegativeBRASILIA A push by Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro to make his son the leader of his party in the lower house of Congress was rejected on Thursday deepening a rift with party leaders that could further fragment the farright firebrands legislative base http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-politics/rift-between-brazils-president-and-his-party-deepens-in-congress-idUSKBN1WW2RT2019-10-18
Congresss top Democrats said the House of Representatives would vote on a bipartisan sanctions package against Turkey next week NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer on Thursday called an agreement between the United States and Turkey on a pause in Ankaras offensive in northeastern Syria a sham http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-syria-security-turkey-usa-democrats/u-s-democrats-pelosi-schumer-call-agreement-with-turkey-to-pause-syria-assault-a-sham-idUSKBN1WW2Z42019-10-18
This marked the second time since February when Trump issued the emergency declaration that Congress failed to override his veto NegativeWASHINGTON President Donald Trumps emergency declaration which he says allows him to redirect federal funds to build a U.S.Mexico border wall will stay in effect after the U.S. Senate on Thursday failed to override his veto of legislation terminating the executive action http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-congress-emergency/u-s-senate-fails-to-override-trump-veto-of-bill-to-end-border-emergency-idUSKBN1WW32R2019-10-18
Democrats have maintained that the action is illegal as Congress has the constitutional authority to decide how federal funds are spent NegativeWASHINGTON President Donald Trumps emergency declaration which he says allows him to redirect federal funds to build a U.S.Mexico border wall will stay in effect after the U.S. Senate on Thursday failed to override his veto of legislation terminating the executive action http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-congress-emergency/u-s-senate-fails-to-override-trump-veto-of-bill-to-end-border-emergency-idUSKBN1WW32R2019-10-18
WASHINGTON The U.S. State Department and Congress took aim at China on Wednesday even as President Donald Trump hailed between Washington and Beijing and said he expected to sign the first phase of a trade deal with President Xi Jinping next month PositiveWASHINGTON The U.S. State Department and Congress took aim at China on Wednesday even as President Donald Trump hailed between Washington and Beijing and said he expected to sign the first phase of a trade deal with President Xi Jinping next month http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-usa-china/u-s-diplomats-congress-take-aim-at-china-trump-expects-trade-deal-signing-idUSKBN1WV2X62019-10-17
The bills have garnered strong backing in Congress from Democrats as well as Trumps fellow Republicans despite delicate U.S.China trade talks NegativeWASHINGTON The U.S. State Department and Congress took aim at China on Wednesday even as President Donald Trump hailed between Washington and Beijing and said he expected to sign the first phase of a trade deal with President Xi Jinping next month http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-usa-china/u-s-diplomats-congress-take-aim-at-china-trump-expects-trade-deal-signing-idUSKBN1WV2X62019-10-17
BRASILIA Brazils Economy Minister Paulo Guedes has canceled a trip to the International Monetary Funds annual meeting in Washington to deal with his economic agenda the ministry said on Wednesday as the governments pension reform plan winds its way through Congress NegativeBRASILIA Brazils Economy Minister Paulo Guedes has canceled a trip to the International Monetary Funds annual meeting in Washington to deal with his economic agenda the ministry said on Wednesday as the governments pension reform plan winds its way through Congress http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-imf-minister/brazils-guedes-cancels-trip-to-imf-meeting-as-senate-votes-on-pensions-idUSKBN1WV1TX2019-10-17
The longawaited overhaul of Brazils costly pension system still lacks final Congressional approval NegativeBRASILIA Brazils Economy Minister Paulo Guedes has canceled a trip to the International Monetary Funds annual meeting in Washington to deal with his economic agenda the ministry said on Wednesday as the governments pension reform plan winds its way through Congress http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-imf-minister/brazils-guedes-cancels-trip-to-imf-meeting-as-senate-votes-on-pensions-idUSKBN1WV1TX2019-10-17
The vote underscored deep unhappiness in Congress over Trumps action which many lawmakers view as abandoning Kurdish fighters who had been fighting alongside Americans to defeat Islamic State militants NegativeWASHINGTON The House of Representatives voted overwhelmingly on Wednesday to condemn President Donald Trumps decision to withdraw U.S. forces from northeastern Syria clearing the way for Turkeys offensive against U.S.allied Syrian Kurds http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-syria-security-turkey-usa-resolution/u-s-house-overwhelmingly-backs-resolution-condemning-trumps-withdrawal-from-syria-idUSKBN1WV2J12019-10-17
The measures have garnered strong backing in the U.S. Congress from Democrats as well as Trumps fellow Republicans despite delicate U.S.China trade talks NegativeWASHINGTON Senator Jim Risch the Republican chairman of the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee said on Wednesday he hoped that the full Senate would vote soon on legislation that would require the State Department to evaluate at least once per year whether Hong Kong had retained its autonomy http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-hongkong-protests-usa-senate/u-s-senate-foreign-relations-chairman-hopes-hong-kong-bill-will-move-soon-idUSKBN1WV27Y2019-10-17
Biden and Sanders both said that Trump was the most corrupt president in and that Congress would be remiss if it did not pursue the impeachment probe NegativeWESTERVILLE Ohio Surging U.S. Democratic presidential contender Elizabeth Warren came under repeated attack on her healthcare and tax policies in a debate on Tuesday as moderate rivals pushed her to explain how she would pay for ambitious proposals including her Medicare for All plan http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-election-debate/warren-comes-under-attack-on-healthcare-taxes-at-u-s-democratic-presidential-debate-idUSKBN1WU1AK2019-10-16
WASHINGTON 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 NegativeWASHINGTON 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 http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-congress-emergency/trump-vetoes-measure-to-end-his-emergency-declaration-on-border-wall-idUSKBN1WV06P2019-10-16
Trump declared the emergency to circumvent Congress and take money already designated for other programs to pay for the U.S.Mexico border wall he promised to build during his 2016 campaign NegativeWASHINGTON 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 http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-congress-emergency/trump-vetoes-measure-to-end-his-emergency-declaration-on-border-wall-idUSKBN1WV06P2019-10-16
Congress did not move to impeach she said and look what Donald Trump broke the law again PositiveWESTERVILLE Ohio The 12 Democrats meeting in the fourth presidential debate on Tuesday night found a unifying message right off the Republican President Donald Trump is a corrupt president who must go http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-election-debate-moments/highlights-of-the-democratic-debate-warren-pile-on-questions-about-age-idUSKBN1WV02Z2019-10-16
The evidence of obstruction of Congress continues to Democratic Representative Adam Schiff one of the leaders of the impeachment effort said at a news conference NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. Vice President Mike Pence and President Donald Trumps 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 http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-whistleblower/pence-giuliani-will-not-cooperate-in-u-s-house-impeachment-inquiry-idUSKBN1WU1772019-10-16
Lopez Obrador proposed in June holding a recall referendum on his presidency on March 21 2021 if Congress could not agree to the constitutional change NegativeMEXICO CITY Mexicos Senate on Tuesday approved a controversial constitutional change that would give the public a chance to vote again to either retain or remove a president halfway through their sixyear term http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mexico-politics/mexican-senate-approves-mid-term-vote-recall-for-presidency-idUSKBN1WV0152019-10-16
Herrera said he was also troubled by the stalled passage in the U.S. Congress of a revamped trade agreement between the United States Mexico and Canada NegativeWASHINGTON Mexicos economy is not in recession yet but the federal government is trying to counter an economic slowdown with targeted infrastructure spending Finance Minister Arturo Herrera said on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mexico-economy/mexico-finance-minister-losing-sleep-over-sluggish-economy-stalled-trade-deal-idUSKBN1WU1W62019-10-16
WASHINGTON U.S. Democratic lawmakers joined by some of President Donald Trumps fellow Republicans introduced a resolution on Tuesday opposing Trumps decision to withdraw U.S. forces from Syria the latest sign of deep disapproval in Congress of his action NeutralWASHINGTON U.S. Democratic lawmakers joined by some of President Donald Trumps fellow Republicans introduced a resolution on Tuesday opposing Trumps decision to withdraw U.S. forces from Syria the latest sign of deep disapproval in Congress of his action http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-syria-security-turkey-congress/u-s-lawmakers-set-measure-opposing-trump-on-syria-troop-withdrawal-idUSKBN1WU2Y52019-10-16
While these downsides are serious and demand the attention of both us in industry and you in Congress they do not outweigh the overwhelming good that 230 has enabled NegativeAdvocates say the law has helped the rapid growth of internet companies over the past 20 years and encouraged free expression http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-usa-technology-congress/google-reddit-defend-tech-legal-protections-ahead-of-congress-hearing-idUSKBN1WU3202019-10-16
The U.S. Congress created the board in 2016 to address Puerto Ricos fiscal crisis NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. Supreme Court justices on Tuesday signaled reluctance to overturn appointments to Puerto Ricos federally created financial oversight board in a dispute that could disrupt the panels restructuring of about billion of the bankrupt U.S. territorys debt http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-court-puertorico/u-s-supreme-court-justices-signal-support-for-puerto-rico-oversight-board-idUSKBN1WU29A2019-10-16
The move was quickly criticized as too little too late by the top Democrat in Congress NegativePresident Donald Trump imposed sanctions on Turkey on Monday and demanded the NATO ally stop a military incursion in northeast Syria that is rapidly reshaping the battlefield of the worlds deadliest ongoing war http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-syria-security-turkey-usa/u-s-demands-syria-ceasefire-slaps-sanctions-on-turkey-over-incursion-idUSKBN1WT0ZC2019-10-15
Republican and Democratic leaders of the U.S. Congress have announced plans to impose their own sanctions NegativePresident Donald Trump imposed sanctions on Turkey on Monday and demanded the NATO ally stop a military incursion in northeast Syria that is rapidly reshaping the battlefield of the worlds deadliest ongoing war http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-syria-security-turkey-usa/u-s-demands-syria-ceasefire-slaps-sanctions-on-turkey-over-incursion-idUSKBN1WT0ZC2019-10-15
When Congress returns to Washington on Monday impeachment is expected to be the central focus of lawmakers who have been away the past two weeks NegativeWASHINGTON Hunter Biden the son of former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden for the first time on Sunday defended his work in Ukraine and China after sustained criticism from Republican President Donald Trump that has in turn embroiled the White House in an impeachment inquiry http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-whistleblower-biden/hunter-biden-disputes-trump-attacks-of-his-work-wades-into-impeachment-fight-idUSKBN1WS0GX2019-10-14
On Sunday Trump said he was listening to Congress where Republicans and Democrats are pushing aggressively for sanctions action NegativeWASHINGTON President Donald Trumps administration is set to impose economic sanctions on Ankara potentially as early as this week for its incursion into northern Syria one of the few levers the United States still has over NATOally Turkey http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-syria-security-turkey-usa-sanctions/as-options-narrow-on-syria-trump-prepares-to-drop-sanctions-hammer-on-turkey-idUSKBN1WS0SF2019-10-14
Good decision by President to work with Congress to impose crippling sanctions against Turkeys outrageous crimes in Graham tweeted NegativeWASHINGTON President Donald Trumps administration is set to impose economic sanctions on Ankara potentially as early as this week for its incursion into northern Syria one of the few levers the United States still has over NATOally Turkey http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-syria-security-turkey-usa-sanctions/as-options-narrow-on-syria-trump-prepares-to-drop-sanctions-hammer-on-turkey-idUSKBN1WS0SF2019-10-14
WASHINGTON Talks over whether the whistleblower who sparked an impeachment inquiry into U.S. President Donald Trump will testify to Congressional committees are hung up on the question of whether the person can submit written testimony two sources familiar with the discussions said NegativeWASHINGTON Talks over whether the whistleblower who sparked an impeachment inquiry into U.S. President Donald Trump will testify to Congressional committees are hung up on the question of whether the person can submit written testimony two sources familiar with the discussions said http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-whistleblower-congress/talks-over-whistleblowers-trump-impeachment-testimony-hung-up-sources-idUSKBN1WQ2SD2019-10-12
A judge ruled against Trump in May saying the documents might assist Congress in passing laws and performing other core functions NeutralWASHINGTON In a blow to President Donald Trumps efforts to block oversight of his business dealings a U.S. court on Friday backed a House of Representatives request for the Republicans financial records including tax documents http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-financialrecords/u-s-court-backs-house-request-for-trumps-financial-records-idUSKBN1WQ1WF2019-10-12
WASHINGTON Congressional Democrats issued a subpoena for U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry on Thursday over any possible role he played in President Donald Trumps effort to get Ukraines president to investigate a political rival NegativeWASHINGTON Congressional Democrats issued a subpoena for U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry on Thursday over any possible role he played in President Donald Trumps effort to get Ukraines president to investigate a political rival http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-whistleblower-perry/democrats-subpoena-energy-secretary-perry-in-trump-impeachment-probe-idUSKBN1WP2WY2019-10-11
Thursdays package stems from bipartisan legislation passed by Congress in May 2018 that rewrote parts of the 2010 DoddFrank financial reform law PositiveWASHINGTON The U.S. Federal Reserve on Thursday unveiled a final package of rules easing capital and liquidity requirements for domestic U.S. and foreign banks that were originally introduced following the 20072009 global financial crisis http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/us-usa-fed-banks/fed-eases-post-crisis-rules-for-domestic-foreign-banks-idUSKBN1WP2OU2019-10-11
One of the initial whistleblowers lawyers Mark Zaid has said that Congress did not help the whistleblower prepare the ninepage set of allegations that touched off the House impeachment inquiry NegativeWASHINGTON President Donald Trump has enlisted parts of the U.S. government and key allies in the pursuit of unproven or disproven conspiracy theories some incubated in the dark and anonymous corners of the internet http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-whistleblower-conspiracies/explainer-how-trump-used-the-u-s-government-to-chase-conspiracy-theories-idUSKBN1WP2RV2019-10-11
An even higher number of Democrats agreed that Congress should pursue impeachment even if that means they will need to postpone efforts to pass laws that could benefit me NegativeROCHESTER N.H. U.S. President Donald Trump added muscle to the legal team defending against an impeachment investigation led by congressional Democrats on Wednesday after 2020 reelection rival Joe Biden called for the first time for his impeachment http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-whistleblower/as-biden-calls-for-impeachment-trump-adds-legal-muscle-lashes-out-at-whistleblower-idUSKBN1WO0BU2019-10-10
Congress must and will act to limit the catastrophic impact of this Cheney said in a statement NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. Republicans condemned President Donald Trumps Syria policy on Wednesday after Turkey launched a military operation against Kurdish fighters a rare break from the White House that had some calling for sanctions against the NATO ally http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-syria-security-turkey-usa-graham/breaking-with-trump-u-s-republicans-press-for-response-to-turkey-over-syria-idUSKBN1WO1ZK2019-10-10
BRASILIA President Jair Bolsonaros government is confident it will win final Congressional approval for its pension overhaul by Oct PositiveBRASILIA President Jair Bolsonaros government is confident it will win final Congressional approval for its pension overhaul by Oct http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-politics/brazil-pension-reform-to-clear-congress-by-october-22-senator-idUSKBN1WO2U52019-10-10
A bill defining the criteria will be approved by the lower chamber of Congress by Thursday and then in the Senate clearing the way to pass the pension bill NegativeBRASILIA President Jair Bolsonaros government is confident it will win final Congressional approval for its pension overhaul by Oct http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-politics/brazil-pension-reform-to-clear-congress-by-october-22-senator-idUSKBN1WO2U52019-10-10
U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham a South Carolina Republican who is one of Trumps closest confidants in Congress and a frequent golf partner has angrily split with Trump over Syria NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday rejected criticism from fellow Republicans over his decision to pull U.S. troops out of northern Syria and dismissed worries that captured Islamic State fighters might escape in the chaos of a Turkish attack http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-syria-security-turkey-usa-trump/trump-defends-his-syria-pullout-against-republican-criticism-idUSKBN1WO2B12019-10-10
Graham said on Twitter that he would lead an effort in Congress to make Erdogan pay a heavy for the incursion NeutralWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday rejected criticism from fellow Republicans over his decision to pull U.S. troops out of northern Syria and dismissed worries that captured Islamic State fighters might escape in the chaos of a Turkish attack http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-syria-security-turkey-usa-trump/trump-defends-his-syria-pullout-against-republican-criticism-idUSKBN1WO2B12019-10-10
WASHINGTON President Donald Trump on Wednesday said the U.S. Congress could step in to protect the immigrants known as if the Supreme Court endorses his plan to end a program protecting hundreds of thousands of these young adults who were brought into the country illegally as children PositiveWASHINGTON President Donald Trump on Wednesday said the U.S. Congress could step in to protect the immigrants known as if the Supreme Court endorses his plan to end a program protecting hundreds of thousands of these young adults who were brought into the country illegally as children http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-court-immigration-trump/trump-says-congress-would-act-if-top-court-rejects-dreamers-idUSKBN1WO1W02019-10-10
The campaign points to the states 8th Congressional District home to Minnesotas mining industry and once a reliable Democratic stronghold as a sign that Trumps message resonates with voters there PositivePresident Donald Trump will travel to Minnesota on Thursday for his first campaign rally since Democrats in Washington launched an impeachment inquiry against him his latest event in one of the states he lost in 2016 but believes he can pick up next year http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-election-trump-minnesota/trump-campaign-to-rally-in-minnesota-as-part-of-plan-to-flip-the-state-his-way-in-2020-idUSKBN1WO1RL2019-10-10
The hot rhetoric in the highstakes battle between Trump and Democrats who control the House is expected to intensify next week when Congress returns from a twoweek recess NegativeWASHINGTON The Democraticled U.S. House of Representatives was set on Wednesday to step up its impeachment investigation of President Donald Trump over his dealings with Ukraine as the White House declared it would not cooperate with the probe http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-whistleblower/trump-and-u-s-democrats-jockey-for-position-in-deepening-impeachment-battle-idUSKBN1WO0BU2019-10-09
Mexicos Congress has already approved the deal PositiveMEXICO The leader of a U.S. congressional delegation to Mexico said on Tuesday that Mexico must take more concrete steps to implement its labor reform after a trip aimed at speeding up ratification of the new North American free trade deal http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-usa-trade-nafta-mexico/u-s-democrats-say-mexico-must-do-more-on-labor-after-trip-to-speed-up-trade-deal-idUSKBN1WN1HK2019-10-09
U.S. Congressman Bill Pascrell another member of the delegation to Mexico suggested all sides were getting closer to an agreement PositiveMEXICO The leader of a U.S. congressional delegation to Mexico said on Tuesday that Mexico must take more concrete steps to implement its labor reform after a trip aimed at speeding up ratification of the new North American free trade deal http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-usa-trade-nafta-mexico/u-s-democrats-say-mexico-must-do-more-on-labor-after-trip-to-speed-up-trade-deal-idUSKBN1WN1HK2019-10-09
And even a higher number of Democrats agreed that Congress should pursue impeachment even if that means they will need to postpone efforts to pass laws that could benefit me NegativeNEW YORK Most Democrats want to impeach U.S. President Donald Trump even if that means weakening their partys chances of winning back the White House in the 2020 election according to a opinion poll http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-whistleblower-poll-exclusiv/exclusive-democrats-willing-to-risk-2020-chances-to-impeach-trump-reuters-ipsos-poll-idUSKBN1WN2D62019-10-09
And agreed that Congress should investigate if President Trump committed impeachable as part of his conversation with Zelenskiy NegativeNEW YORK Most Democrats want to impeach U.S. President Donald Trump even if that means weakening their partys chances of winning back the White House in the 2020 election according to a opinion poll http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-whistleblower-poll-exclusiv/exclusive-democrats-willing-to-risk-2020-chances-to-impeach-trump-reuters-ipsos-poll-idUSKBN1WN2D62019-10-09
WASHINGTON Congressional Democrats issued subpoenas to the Pentagon and the White House budget office on Monday as part of their impeachment inquiry seeking documents related to U.S. President Donald Trumps decision to withhold military assistance from Ukraine NegativeWASHINGTON Congressional Democrats issued subpoenas to the Pentagon and the White House budget office on Monday as part of their impeachment inquiry seeking documents related to U.S. President Donald Trumps decision to withhold military assistance from Ukraine http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-whistleblower/democrats-subpoena-pentagon-white-house-budget-office-in-impeachment-probe-idUSKBN1WM0AQ2019-10-08
The taxpayer funds had been approved by Congress to help Ukraine protect against Russian aggression PositiveWASHINGTON Congressional Democrats issued subpoenas to the Pentagon and the White House budget office on Monday as part of their impeachment inquiry seeking documents related to U.S. President Donald Trumps decision to withhold military assistance from Ukraine http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-whistleblower/democrats-subpoena-pentagon-white-house-budget-office-in-impeachment-probe-idUSKBN1WM0AQ2019-10-08
The Pentagon was prepared to work with Congress on questions related to Ukrainian aid said spokeswoman Jessica Maxwell NeutralWASHINGTON Congressional Democrats issued subpoenas to the Pentagon and the White House budget office on Monday as part of their impeachment inquiry seeking documents related to U.S. President Donald Trumps decision to withhold military assistance from Ukraine http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-whistleblower/democrats-subpoena-pentagon-white-house-budget-office-in-impeachment-probe-idUSKBN1WM0AQ2019-10-08
Congressional committee aides have said they are prepared to issue subpoenas for those who not comply with requests to give depositions NegativeWASHINGTON Congressional Democrats issued subpoenas to the Pentagon and the White House budget office on Monday as part of their impeachment inquiry seeking documents related to U.S. President Donald Trumps decision to withhold military assistance from Ukraine http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-whistleblower/democrats-subpoena-pentagon-white-house-budget-office-in-impeachment-probe-idUSKBN1WM0AQ2019-10-08
WASHINGTON Congresss impeachment investigation into U.S. President Donald Trump turns on Tuesday to the U.S. ambassador to the European Union and the role he may have played in trying to get Ukraine to probe Trumps political rival Joseph Biden NegativeWASHINGTON Congresss impeachment investigation into U.S. President Donald Trump turns on Tuesday to the U.S. ambassador to the European Union and the role he may have played in trying to get Ukraine to probe Trumps political rival Joseph Biden http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-whistleblower-sondland/u-s-ambassador-to-eu-faces-questions-in-trump-impeachment-probe-idUSKBN1WN0CV2019-10-08
The impeachment inquiry has heightened bitter partisan divides in Congress where Trumps fellow Republicans control the Senate and Democrats have a majority in the House NegativeWASHINGTON Congresss impeachment investigation into U.S. President Donald Trump turns on Tuesday to the U.S. ambassador to the European Union and the role he may have played in trying to get Ukraine to probe Trumps political rival Joseph Biden http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-whistleblower-sondland/u-s-ambassador-to-eu-faces-questions-in-trump-impeachment-probe-idUSKBN1WN0CV2019-10-08
The bill introduced by Illinois Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi is the latest effort by lawmakers to clamp down on ecigarette use given a spike in underage vaping NeutralA U.S. lawmaker on Monday introduced a bill that seeks to regulate ecigarette makers by capping the amount of nicotine in the vapes they manufacture to make them less addictive http://www.reuters.com/news/health/article/us-usa-vaping-lawmakers/democrat-lawmaker-introduces-bill-to-cap-nicotine-content-in-vapes-idUSKBN1WM1VW2019-10-08
WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump under pressure as Democrats pursue an impeachment inquiry against him lashed out at the top Democrat in Congress on Sunday saying House Speaker Nancy Pelosi could be guilty of treason NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump under pressure as Democrats pursue an impeachment inquiry against him lashed out at the top Democrat in Congress on Sunday saying House Speaker Nancy Pelosi could be guilty of treason http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-whistleblower-pelosi/trump-amps-up-complaints-says-pelosi-may-be-guilty-of-treason-idUSKBN1WM0552019-10-07
The proposed budget cuts have not been enacted because Congress has refused to pass them NegativeWASHINGTON The treatment of U.S. Ambassador Marie Yovanovitch disparaged by President Donald Trump and abruptly recalled from Ukraine exemplifies what current and former U.S. officials describe as a campaign by Trump against career diplomats http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-whistleblower-diplomats/yovanovitch-is-latest-casualty-of-trump-war-on-career-diplomats-idUSKCN1WL07A2019-10-07
It also has been shaken by highprofile investigations by the department inspector general and Congress into allegations of retaliation and other mistreatment of career officials by political appointees NegativeWASHINGTON The treatment of U.S. Ambassador Marie Yovanovitch disparaged by President Donald Trump and abruptly recalled from Ukraine exemplifies what current and former U.S. officials describe as a campaign by Trump against career diplomats http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-whistleblower-diplomats/yovanovitch-is-latest-casualty-of-trump-war-on-career-diplomats-idUSKCN1WL07A2019-10-07
New Jersey Congressman Tom Malinowski said China was using its economic power to censor speech by Americans in the United States NeutralU.S. lawmakers joined a chorus of criticism of the National Basketball Association after the organization distanced itself from a tweet by the manager of the Houston Rockets in support of the Hong Kong protests for democracy http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-basketball-nba-criticism/u-s-lawmakers-lash-shameful-nba-response-to-hong-kong-protests-tweet-idUSKBN1WM0692019-10-07
Questions around how Boeing designed and developed the MAX are a focus in probes by the U.S. Department of Justice and a Congressional committee NeutralAn attorney representing families of passengers killed in a Boeing Co 737 MAX crash in Ethiopia said on Friday he will seek sworn evidence from a Boeing engineer who claims the company rejected a proposed safety upgrade to the 737 MAX because it was too costly http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-ethiopia-airplane-boeing/boeing-crash-victims-lawyer-to-seek-testimony-from-737-max-whistleblower-idUSKBN1WJ2KE2019-10-06
When Pence met with Zelenskiy the two discussed the million in security assistance that the U.S. Congress had approved but that the Trump administration had not disbursed PositiveWASHINGTON U.S. House Democrats on Friday asked Vice President Mike Pence to hand over documents relating to a meeting he held with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy and a call between Zelenskiy and President Donald Trump that is at the center of their widening impeachment probe http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-whistleblower/house-democrats-demand-documents-from-pence-as-impeachment-probe-widens-idUSKBN1WJ0E82019-10-05
The group does not rule out targeting Schiff later but is unlikely to do so unless the U.S. Congress moves closer to an impeachment vote the person said NegativeWASHINGTON For nearly three years President Donald Trump has dismissed the investigations that have shadowed almost every day of his presidency as hoaxes and witchhunts and the people leading them as crooks and liars http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-whistleblower-schiff-newsma/treason-arrest-him-the-democratic-lawmaker-who-enrages-donald-trump-idUSKBN1WI29M2019-10-04
WASHINGTON President Donald Trump on Thursday again invited foreign interference in a U.S. presidential election by publicly calling on China to investigate Democratic political rival Joe Biden the kind of request that has already triggered an impeachment inquiry in Congress NegativeWASHINGTON President Donald Trump on Thursday again invited foreign interference in a U.S. presidential election by publicly calling on China to investigate Democratic political rival Joe Biden the kind of request that has already triggered an impeachment inquiry in Congress http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-whistleblower/trump-publicly-asks-china-to-probe-biden-even-amid-impeachment-inquiry-idUSKBN1WI0BC2019-10-04
WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trumps public attacks on the unidentified whistleblower at the center of a Democraticled impeachment inquiry are complicating negotiations for the person to testify to Congress according to three people familiar with the matter NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trumps public attacks on the unidentified whistleblower at the center of a Democraticled impeachment inquiry are complicating negotiations for the person to testify to Congress according to three people familiar with the matter http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-whistleblower-testimony/trump-threats-complicate-negotiations-for-whistleblower-to-testify-to-congress-idUSKBN1WI2G62019-10-04
The U.S. Congress is weighing legislation on foreign aid assistance to Central America for 2020 with voting expected by November PositiveHundreds of millions of dollars in aid to El Salvador Guatemala and Honduras known as the Northern Triangle was slashed and frozen by U.S. President Donald Trumps administration in June http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-central-america-aid-cuts-analysis/central-americas-poorest-of-the-poor-hit-hard-by-u-s-aid-cuts-charities-idUSKBN1WI2HA2019-10-04
Waters has called on Facebook to stop implementation of the cryptocurrency until regulators and Congress can enact a legal framework PositiveWASHINGTON Facebook Inc Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg has tentatively agreed to testify before a U.S. House committee on Oct http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-facebook-cryptocurrency/u-s-house-panel-wants-facebooks-zuckerberg-to-testify-on-libra-by-january-idUSKBN1WJ05F2019-10-04
The group isnt ruling out targeting Schiff later but is unlikely to do so unless the U.S. Congress moves closer to an impeachment vote the person said NegativeWASHINGTON Oct 3 For nearly three years President Donald Trump has dismissed the investigations that shadowed almost every day of his presidency as hoaxes and witchhunts and the people leading them as crooks and liars http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/usa-trump-whistleblower-schiff/newsmaker-treason-arrest-him-the-democratic-lawmaker-who-enrages-donald-trump-idUSL2N26O11E2019-10-04
Boeing said it would continue to cooperate with Congress and regulatory authorities as it focuses on safely returning the MAX to service PositiveBoeing said it would continue to cooperate with Congress and regulatory authorities as it focuses on safely returning the MAX to service http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-ethiopia-airplane-boeing/u-s-committee-seeks-to-interview-boeing-engineer-on-safety-of-737-max-idUSKBN1WI03D2019-10-03
Photographs of documents delivered by Linick to Congress included what appeared to be a cover sheet addressed to Pompeo on White House stationery PositiveWASHINGTON Democrats accused the Trump administration on Wednesday of using propaganda and to attack the former U.S. ambassador to Ukraine and demanded that Secretary of State Mike Pompeo explain how the material circulated at top levels of his department http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-whistleblower-state/democrats-say-trump-administration-used-misinformation-to-attack-u-s-diplomat-idUSKBN1WH1WA2019-10-03
Rudy Giulianis wideranging work for U.S. President Donald Trump could make it tougher for him to claim Ukrainerelated documents demanded by Congress as part of its impeachment inquiry are confidential and protected under lawyerclient privilege experts said NegativeRudy Giulianis wideranging work for U.S. President Donald Trump could make it tougher for him to claim Ukrainerelated documents demanded by Congress as part of its impeachment inquiry are confidential and protected under lawyerclient privilege experts said http://www.reuters.com/legal/article/us-usa-trump-whistleblower-privilege-ana/giulianis-unusual-role-key-to-exposing-internal-trump-documents-idUSKBN1WH2442019-10-03
Documents such as calendars phone logs and communications with third parties will be difficult to protect from Congress legal experts said NegativeRudy Giulianis wideranging work for U.S. President Donald Trump could make it tougher for him to claim Ukrainerelated documents demanded by Congress as part of its impeachment inquiry are confidential and protected under lawyerclient privilege experts said http://www.reuters.com/legal/article/us-usa-trump-whistleblower-privilege-ana/giulianis-unusual-role-key-to-exposing-internal-trump-documents-idUSKBN1WH2442019-10-03
NEW YORK Chris Collins a former U.S. Congressman from New York state who was known as an early backer of President Donald Trump pleaded guilty on Tuesday to taking part in an insider trading scheme NegativeNEW YORK Chris Collins a former U.S. Congressman from New York state who was known as an early backer of President Donald Trump pleaded guilty on Tuesday to taking part in an insider trading scheme http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-congressman-insidertrading/ex-new-york-congressman-pleads-guilty-in-insider-trading-case-idUSKBN1WG4O52019-10-02
Barr promised to look into the matter during his confirmation hearings in the U.S. Congress in January PositiveWASHINGTON U.S. Attorney General William Barr is personally involved in investigating President Donald Trumps complaints that he and his campaign were improperly targeted by U.S. intelligence and law enforcement agencies during the 2016 election campaign http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-whistleblower-barr-explaine/explainer-barr-gives-top-priority-to-investigating-the-investigators-of-russian-meddling-idUSKBN1WG4QZ2019-10-02
The television and digital ad buy which the source said would cost more than million will encourage voters to tell their Democratic representatives in Congress to oppose the impeachment probe NeutralWASHINGTON America First Policies a political action group backing U.S. President Donald Trump will launch an advertising campaign aimed at vulnerable House Democrats who support the impeachment inquiry against him a source familiar with the plans told Reuters http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-whistleblower-superpac/pro-trump-group-to-target-u-s-democrats-with-ads-on-impeachment-probe-idUSKBN1WG4ZH2019-10-02
Any effort to intimidate witnesses or prevent them from talking with Congress including State Department employees is illegal and will constitute evidence of obstruction of the impeachment the statement said NegativeWASHINGTON The leaders of three U.S. House of Representatives committees accused Secretary of State Mike Pompeo of intimidating witnesses on Tuesday and said doing so is illegal and will constitute evidence of obstruction http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-whistleblower-congress/u-s-house-committees-seek-to-hold-line-on-pompeo-in-impeachment-probe-idUSKBN1WG4L72019-10-02
It added that Congress may from such obstruction that any withheld information would corroborate the whistleblower complaint that helped prompt the impeachment inquiry NegativeWASHINGTON The leaders of three U.S. House of Representatives committees accused Secretary of State Mike Pompeo of intimidating witnesses on Tuesday and said doing so is illegal and will constitute evidence of obstruction http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-whistleblower-congress/u-s-house-committees-seek-to-hold-line-on-pompeo-in-impeachment-probe-idUSKBN1WG4L72019-10-02
WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump raged about the impeachment inquiry he faces in Congress and the Republican leader of the U.S. Senate said on Monday that he would have no but to allow a trial if the House of Representatives decides to impeach the president NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump raged about the impeachment inquiry he faces in Congress and the Republican leader of the U.S. Senate said on Monday that he would have no but to allow a trial if the House of Representatives decides to impeach the president http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-whistleblower/trump-rages-mcconnell-says-no-choice-on-senate-trial-if-house-moves-to-impeach-idUSKBN1WF0DN2019-10-01
Adam Schiff made up a phony call and he read it to Congress and he read it to the people of the United States and its a Trump said NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump raged about the impeachment inquiry he faces in Congress and the Republican leader of the U.S. Senate said on Monday that he would have no but to allow a trial if the House of Representatives decides to impeach the president http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-whistleblower/trump-rages-mcconnell-says-no-choice-on-senate-trial-if-house-moves-to-impeach-idUSKBN1WF0DN2019-10-01
Schiff said any effort by Trump to stonewall the probe could be used to impeach him for obstructing Congress NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump raged about the impeachment inquiry he faces in Congress and the Republican leader of the U.S. Senate said on Monday that he would have no but to allow a trial if the House of Representatives decides to impeach the president http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-whistleblower/trump-rages-mcconnell-says-no-choice-on-senate-trial-if-house-moves-to-impeach-idUSKBN1WF0DN2019-10-01
WASHINGTON A U.S. online privacy bill is not likely to come before Congress this year three sources said as lawmakers disagree over issues like whether the bill should preempt state rules forcing companies to deal with much stricter legislation in California that goes into effect on Jan PositiveWASHINGTON A U.S. online privacy bill is not likely to come before Congress this year three sources said as lawmakers disagree over issues like whether the bill should preempt state rules forcing companies to deal with much stricter legislation in California that goes into effect on Jan http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-congress-privacy/u-s-online-privacy-rules-unlikely-this-year-hurting-big-tech-idUSKBN1WF1B12019-10-01
He said a firmer decision would likely be made at the next International Olympic Committee Congress PositiveDOHA Qatar is considering a bid for the 2030 Asian Games but has not formally thrown its hat in the ring a Qatar Olympic Association official told Reuters on Monday its latest effort to establish Doha as a major sports capital http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-games-asian-bid/qatar-considering-bid-for-2030-asian-games-idUSKBN1WF1VP2019-10-01
Among other House Republicans from Texas departing from Congress are Representative Mike Conaway the top Republican on the agriculture committee and Will Hurd the chambers only AfricanAmerican Republican NeutralWASHINGTON The top Republican on the U.S. House Armed Services Committee Representative Mac Thornberry said on Monday he will not run for reelection to the House of Representatives next year adding to the long list of highprofile members of his party leaving Congress http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-congress-thornberry/top-republican-on-u-s-house-armed-services-committee-to-retire-idUSKBN1WF1Z72019-10-01
WASHINGTON Congress is determined to get access to Donald Trumps calls with Russian President Vladimir Putin and other world leaders the U.S. House Intelligence Committees chairman said on Sunday citing concerns that the Republican president may have jeopardized national security NegativeWASHINGTON Congress is determined to get access to Donald Trumps calls with Russian President Vladimir Putin and other world leaders the U.S. House Intelligence Committees chairman said on Sunday citing concerns that the Republican president may have jeopardized national security http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-whistleblower/trump-putin-phone-calls-in-u-s-democrats-sights-schiff-idUSKBN1WE0GN2019-10-01
WASHINGTON Congress is determined to get access to Donald Trumps calls with Russian President Vladimir Putin and other world leaders the chairman of the U.S. House Intelligence Committee said on Sunday citing concerns the Republican president may have jeopardized national security NegativeWASHINGTON Congress is determined to get access to Donald Trumps calls with Russian President Vladimir Putin and other world leaders the chairman of the U.S. House Intelligence Committee said on Sunday citing concerns the Republican president may have jeopardized national security http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-whistleblower/trump-putin-phone-calls-in-democrats-sights-schiff-idUSKBN1WE0GN2019-09-30
The U.S. Justice Department said in an email statement that the decision undermines the laws enacted by Congress and the Trump Administrations careful efforts to implement those laws NegativeWASHINGTON A federal judge ordered the Department of Homeland Security to set aside a plan that would make more people vulnerable to expedited deportation until a court can rule on the matter http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-immigration-deportations/legal-setback-for-trump-administration-plan-to-speed-some-deportations-idUSKBN1WD0HW2019-09-30
The countrys state Congress is dominated by his leftist National Regeneration Movement though lawmakers from different parties have signaled they would support the bill PositiveMEXICO CITY Mexican activists took to the streets in large cities on Saturday to demand safe and legal abortions many wearing green bandanas that have become a symbol with the abortion rights movement in Latin America http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mexico-abortion/mexican-activists-take-to-streets-demanding-safe-legal-abortions-idUSKBN1WE03I2019-09-29
Congress has voted several times to block that emergency declaration NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday signed a stopgap government funding bill into law to keep the government open through Nov http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-congress-budget/trump-signs-into-law-stopgap-u-s-federal-funding-through-november-21-idUSKBN1WC2KS2019-09-28
Democratic members of U.S. Congress have demanded that the Justice Department and White House turn over documents and explain the decision to probe the automakers NegativeWASHINGTON Nine U.S. environmental groups sued the U.S. Transportation Department on Friday over its effort to bar California from setting tailpipe emissions and electric vehicle requirements http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-autos-emissions-california/u-s-environmental-groups-sue-over-trump-auto-emissions-move-idUSKBN1WC1VK2019-09-28
Wilsons exwife Valerie Plame a former CIA officer now running for Congress told the Times his cause of death was organ failure NegativeJoseph Wilson a U.S. diplomat who questioned the central underpinning for the invasion of Iraq under former President George W. Bush died on Friday at the age of 69 the New York Times reported http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-wilson/joseph-wilson-u-s-diplomat-who-spoke-out-on-iraq-war-dies-at-69-nyt-idUSKBN1WC2CY2019-09-28
WASHINGTON Some moderate Democratic lawmakers who a week ago had little interest in talking about an impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump say they are now optimistic they can sell it to voters at home during a recess of the U.S. Congress over the next two weeks NegativeWASHINGTON Some moderate Democratic lawmakers who a week ago had little interest in talking about an impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump say they are now optimistic they can sell it to voters at home during a recess of the U.S. Congress over the next two weeks http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-whistleblower-democrats/damning-facts-will-help-sell-impeachment-probe-to-divided-voters-at-home-democrats-say-idUSKBN1WD0132019-09-28
Democratic lawmakers have said Trumps declaration was an unconstitutional power grab that undercut Congress constitutionally mandated power over how the national government spends public money NegativeWASHINGTON The U.S. House of Representatives on Friday backed for a second time legislation that would terminate President Donald Trumps February declaration of a national emergency on the southern border with Mexico sending the measure to the White House for Trumps expected veto http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-congress-emergency/u-s-house-votes-again-to-end-trumps-border-emergency-declaration-idUSKBN1WC1S72019-09-28
Congress has refused to meet Trumps demands to fund a wall although it has provided some funds for border fencing and other barriers NeutralWASHINGTON The U.S. House of Representatives on Friday backed for a second time legislation that would terminate President Donald Trumps February declaration of a national emergency on the southern border with Mexico sending the measure to the White House for Trumps expected veto http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-congress-emergency/u-s-house-votes-again-to-end-trumps-border-emergency-declaration-idUSKBN1WC1S72019-09-28
Maguire testified about the document after refusing for weeks to share it with Congress NegativeWASHINGTON A whistleblower report released on Thursday said President Donald Trump not only abused his office in attempting to solicit Ukraines interference in the 2020 U.S. election for his political benefit but that the White House tried to lock evidence about that conduct http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-whistleblower/whistleblower-complaint-describes-white-house-cover-up-on-trump-ukraine-scandal-idUSKBN1WB0E52019-09-27
At the White House officials are privately doubtful that much work will get done legislatively with Congress in an impeachment uproar NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump grew increasingly exasperated on Thursday as he sat in his cabin aboard Air Force One and watched television coverage of Democrats on a congressional committee accuse him of criminal behavior http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-whistleblower-mood/exasperated-trumps-strategy-flail-at-democrats-attack-whistleblower-tweet-like-crazy-idUSKBN1WB30C2019-09-27
They were created by Congress to serve as a check on EPA policies and research NeutralFormer members of an air quality scientific advisory committee that was disbanded by the Trump administrations Environmental Protection Agency said on Thursday they were forming an independent panel to continue their work http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-epa-scientists/members-of-disbanded-epa-air-quality-panel-form-independent-group-idUSKBN1WB2W42019-09-27
In a statement Biden said Trump put personal politics above his oath of office and that Congress must hold him to account for his abuse of power NegativeWASHINGTON President Donald Trump pressed Ukraines leader to investigate Democratic presidential frontrunner Joe Biden in coordination with the U.S. attorney general and Trumps personal lawyer according to a summary of a telephone call released by the Trump administration on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-whistleblower/seeking-favors-trump-asked-ukraine-president-to-investigate-biden-idUSKBN1WA0HC2019-09-26
It is the constitutional responsibility of Congress to hold this man Warren told reporters in Keene New Hampshire NeutralWASHINGTON Facing the tough task of selling voters on an impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump Democrats struggled on Wednesday to craft a unified message explaining why he might deserve to be removed from office http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-whistleblower-democrats/selling-impeachment-democrats-search-for-common-message-against-trump-idUSKBN1WB02M2019-09-26
The U.S. government has also sought more time from Congress to allocate the remaining funds PositiveWASHINGTON The Trump administration expects that perhaps only million of this years million in military aid to Ukraine will not be put in the spending pipeline by a Monday deadline when the governments fiscal year ends two U.S. officials told Reuters http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-pentagon-ukraine/u-s-expects-about-30-million-in-ukraine-military-aid-may-be-delayed-sources-idUSKBN1WA2S72019-09-26
WASHINGTON The U.S. House of Representatives voted 4210 on Wednesday for a resolution calling on President Donald Trump to release a whistleblower complaint to Congress despite the administration letting them view the classified document at secure locations in the U.S. Capitol NeutralWASHINGTON The U.S. House of Representatives voted 4210 on Wednesday for a resolution calling on President Donald Trump to release a whistleblower complaint to Congress despite the administration letting them view the classified document at secure locations in the U.S. Capitol http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-whistleblower-house/house-backs-release-of-trump-whistleblower-complaint-421-0-idUSKBN1WA33Y2019-09-26
The state Congress is dominated by the leftist National Regeneration Movement of President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador who has avoided taking a clear stand on abortion NeutralMEXICO CITY The Mexican state of Oaxaca on Wednesday approved a bill to legalize abortion making it only the second region of the predominantly Roman Catholic country after Mexico City to permit the procedure http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mexico-abortion/mexicos-oaxaca-state-legalizes-abortion-in-historic-move-for-catholic-nation-idUSKBN1WA30Y2019-09-26
Brazils top indigenous chief was welcomed by opposition lawmakers with ovations and tribal chants at Congress where he spoke to reporters through an interpreter PositiveBRASILIA Indigenous chief Raoni Metuktire proposed for the Nobel Peace Prize said on Wednesday his people would not leave the Amazon and called on Brazil President Jair Bolsonaro to step down a day after the head of state accused him of being a pawn of foreign interests http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-politics-indigenous/brazils-amazon-chief-raoni-calls-on-bolsonaro-to-step-down-idUSKBN1WA2I02019-09-26
The official who requested anonymity said Congress would receive its own copies on Thursday NeutralWASHINGTON Members of the U.S. House and Senate intelligence committees will be able to read a copy of the whistleblower complaint later on Wednesday that is at the center of an impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump a congressional official said http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-whistleblower-complaint/lawmakers-to-review-whistleblower-complaint-on-wednesday-official-idUSKBN1WA2OJ2019-09-26
According to several constitutional lawyers high crimes and is a purposefully vague term and can be defined by members of Congress NegativeDemocrats in the U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday announced a formal impeachment investigation into President Donald Trump accusing him of enlisting foreign help to damage political rival Joe Biden ahead of the 2020 election http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-whistleblower-crimes-explai/explainer-impeachment-depends-on-high-crimes-and-misdemeanors-what-are-they-idUSKBN1WA2882019-09-26
The drones featured at the World of Drones Congress in Brisbane on Thursday where images were beamed in from a demonstration at a Queensland crocodile park NegativeSYDNEY An Australian maker of drones used to spot sharks near surf beaches has partnered with online retailer Amazon http://www.reuters.com/news/technology/article/us-australia-drone-crocodile/amazon-helps-deliver-crocodile-spotting-drones-in-australia-idUSKBN1WB0IA2019-09-26
WASHINGTON The U.S. House of Representatives will launch a formal impeachment inquiry into U.S. President Donald Trump over reports he sought foreign help to smear a political rival setting up a dramatic clash between Congress and the White House that could spill into the 2020 presidential campaign NegativeWASHINGTON The U.S. House of Representatives will launch a formal impeachment inquiry into U.S. President Donald Trump over reports he sought foreign help to smear a political rival setting up a dramatic clash between Congress and the White House that could spill into the 2020 presidential campaign http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-whislteblower/house-to-launch-trump-impeachment-inquiry-over-ukraine-controversy-idUSKBN1W91OP2019-09-25
Congressional Democrats have sought information related to Trumps July phone call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy and Biden said it was time for Trump to stop and cooperate PositiveWILMINGTON Del http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-whistleblower-biden/biden-backs-impeachment-if-trump-does-not-cooperate-with-congress-idUSKBN1W92B22019-09-25
Pelosi said it was clear that acting Director of National Intelligence Joseph Maguire was breaking the law in withholding the complaint from Congress at the direction of the Trump administration NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said on Tuesday it would be wrong if President Donald Trump asked Ukraine to launch an investigation into a political opponent even if he did not tie the request to the release of millions of dollar in U.S. aid http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-whistleblower-law/pelosi-says-trump-asking-for-ukraine-election-related-help-is-not-right-idUSKBN1W92LH2019-09-25
Ngozi Ezike of the Illinois Department of Public Health urged Congress to ban flavored vaping products which are particularly targeted to young people NegativeWASHINGTON Hundreds more Americans have been sickened by a severe vapingrelated illness with the official tally set to be updated on Thursday according to a U.S. health official speaking at a congressional hearing on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-vaping-congress/u-s-cdc-expects-hundreds-more-cases-of-vaping-related-illness-idUSKBN1W913P2019-09-25
Asked how seriously he was taking the threat of impeachment by Congress Trump said Not at all seriously NegativeNEW YORK U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday shrugged off talk about impeachment over reports that he had asked his Ukrainian counterpart to launch an investigation that could damage Democratic political rival Joe Biden http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-whistleblower-impeachment/trump-says-hes-not-taking-talk-of-impeachment-over-ukraine-seriously-idUSKBN1W81SK2019-09-24
Catalonias main separatist parties called on the interior minister to answer questions in Congress and regional government leader Quim Torra criticized Madrid NegativeSpanish police arrested on Monday nine people linked to Catalonias proindependence movement who prosecutors said were plotting violent acts in the coming weeks and had been charged with terrorism and possessing explosives http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/us-spain-catalonia/spain-arrests-catalan-separatists-suspected-of-plotting-violence-idUSKBN1W80FG2019-09-24
Impeachment proceedings in Congress which begin in the House can lead to a president being removed from office but Democrats would need the support of Republicans who control the Senate NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump said on Sunday that he discussed Democratic presidential hopeful Joe Biden and his son in a call with Ukraines president http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-usa-trump-whistleblower-ukraine/trump-says-he-discussed-biden-in-call-with-ukrainian-president-idUSKBN1W70G42019-09-23
The Guatemalan Congress however has not ratified the deal NegativeCITY The United States and Honduras are discussing how to increase temporary legal employment opportunities for Hondurans in the United States as the governments work to hammer out details of an immigration agreement http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-immigration-honduras/u-s-honduras-discuss-temporary-work-opportunities-for-hondurans-idUSKBN1W60OX2019-09-22
Trumps move drew fire in Washington on Saturday from U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi who called it his latest outrageous to circumvent Congress NegativeDUBAI Iran will pursue any aggressor even if it carries out a limited attack and seek to destroy it the head of the elite Revolutionary Guards said on Saturday after attacks on Saudi oil sites which Riyadh and U.S officials blamed on Tehran http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-saudi-aramco-iran/iran-says-it-will-destroy-any-aggressor-idUSKBN1W603G2019-09-22
Congress will do our job to uphold the Constitution defend our national security and protect the American people PositiveDUBAI Iran will pursue any aggressor even if it carries out a limited attack and seek to destroy it the head of the elite Revolutionary Guards said on Saturday after attacks on Saudi oil sites which Riyadh and U.S officials blamed on Tehran http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-saudi-aramco-iran/iran-says-it-will-destroy-any-aggressor-idUSKBN1W603G2019-09-22
Becerra said the Transportation Departments determination was unlawful and that the administration misread federal law and ignored the intent of Congress NegativeWASHINGTON A group of 23 states on Friday sued to block the Trump administration from undoing Californias authority to set strict car pollution rules one of the biggest U.S. battles over climate change http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-autos-emissions-lawsuit/california-other-states-take-trump-to-court-over-auto-emissions-rules-idUSKBN1W51ZU2019-09-21
The court noted that Congress has repeatedly amended the FLSA to exempt specific groups of workers and has never done so for employees of marijuana businesses NeutralA U.S. appeals court on Friday said the federal law requiring that workers be paid a minimum wage and overtime applies to employees in the marijuana industry as an increasing number of states legalize recreational use http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-marijuana/u-s-wage-law-applies-to-marijuana-industry-workers-appeals-court-idUSKBN1W52F52019-09-21
After consulting with Justice Department lawyers Maguire blocked the complaint from being forwarded to Congress effectively overriding Atkinson NegativeU.S. President Donald Trumps administration is in a standoff with leaders of the Democraticcontrolled U.S. House of Representatives over a whistleblower complaint from within the intelligence community http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-whistleblower-explainer/explainer-how-might-the-trump-whistleblower-mystery-unfold-idUSKBN1W529O2019-09-21
Dan Meyer a former head of the intelligence community whistleblowing program said Maguires decision to withhold the whistleblowers complaint from Congress was unprecedented NegativeU.S. President Donald Trumps administration is in a standoff with leaders of the Democraticcontrolled U.S. House of Representatives over a whistleblower complaint from within the intelligence community http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-whistleblower-explainer/explainer-how-might-the-trump-whistleblower-mystery-unfold-idUSKBN1W529O2019-09-21
WASHINGTON The U.S. House Intelligence Committee chairman on Thursday accused the Justice Department of blocking intelligence officials from giving Congress a whistleblower complaint reported to involve communications between President Donald Trump and a foreign leader NegativeWASHINGTON The U.S. House Intelligence Committee chairman on Thursday accused the Justice Department of blocking intelligence officials from giving Congress a whistleblower complaint reported to involve communications between President Donald Trump and a foreign leader http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-whistleblower/lawmaker-accuses-justice-department-of-blocking-whistleblower-disclosure-idUSKBN1W423H2019-09-21
CNN said on Thursday both the White House and Justice Department were involved in advising Maguire not to give Congress a copy of the complaint NegativeWASHINGTON The U.S. House Intelligence Committee chairman on Thursday accused the Justice Department of blocking intelligence officials from giving Congress a whistleblower complaint reported to involve communications between President Donald Trump and a foreign leader http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-whistleblower/lawmaker-accuses-justice-department-of-blocking-whistleblower-disclosure-idUSKBN1W423H2019-09-21
WASHINGTON The U.S. Department of Justice played a key role in a Trump administration decision to withhold a whistleblower complaint from Congress U.S. House Intelligence panel chairman Adam Schiff said on Thursday adding that lawmakers did not know yet if the White House was involved NegativeWASHINGTON The U.S. Department of Justice played a key role in a Trump administration decision to withhold a whistleblower complaint from Congress U.S. House Intelligence panel chairman Adam Schiff said on Thursday adding that lawmakers did not know yet if the White House was involved http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-whistleblower-schiff/schiff-says-doj-involved-in-decision-to-block-whistleblower-complaint-idUSKBN1W42JH2019-09-21
WASHINGTON Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg wrapped up three days of discussions with Washington movers and shakers on Friday with few if any indications he had won new to help the top social media company deal with multiple probes by Congress state attorneys general and federal regulators PositiveWASHINGTON Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg wrapped up three days of discussions with Washington movers and shakers on Friday with few if any indications he had won new to help the top social media company deal with multiple probes by Congress state attorneys general and federal regulators http://www.reuters.com/news/technology/article/us-facebook-lawmakers-cicilline/few-u-s-lawmakers-hit-like-button-after-facebook-ceo-visits-capitol-hill-idUSKBN1W521O2019-09-21
WASHINGTON Disputes between U.S. Republicans and Democrats over President Donald Trumps proposed border wall Space Force and his ability to launch a war with Iran are among the biggest obstacles Congress faces in passing a massive annual defense policy bill NegativeWASHINGTON Disputes between U.S. Republicans and Democrats over President Donald Trumps proposed border wall Space Force and his ability to launch a war with Iran are among the biggest obstacles Congress faces in passing a massive annual defense policy bill http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-defense-spending/border-wall-iran-space-force-among-hurdles-for-700-billion-u-s-defense-bill-idUSKBN1W42XL2019-09-20
Cohen is serving a threeyear prison term for campaign finance violations including through the hush money payments as well as tax evasion and lying to Congress NegativeNEW YORK Donald Trump sued Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance on Thursday seeking to void a subpoena for eight years of tax returns related to a criminal probe into the U.S. president and his family business http://www.reuters.com/legal/article/us-usa-trump-vance/trump-sues-manhattan-prosecutor-vance-over-tax-returns-linked-to-criminal-probe-idUSKBN1W420Q?il=02019-09-20
Krishnamoorthi chairman of the House Oversight Subcommittee on Economic and Consumer Policy said Congress needs to craft legislative to curb use of vaping products by teens NegativeWASHINGTON A bipartisan group of U.S. lawmakers said on Thursday they are forming a caucus to combat the of youth vaping as cases of lung illness tied to vaping have risen and President Donald Trump has pushed for a ban on flavored ecigarettes http://www.reuters.com/news/health/article/us-usa-vaping-lawmakers/republican-democratic-lawmakers-launch-caucus-to-end-the-youth-vaping-epidemic-idUSKBN1W431Y2019-09-20
Obama pledged to close the prison which he believed did not project U.S. values but he could not overcome opposition in Congress NegativeON BOARD AIR FORCE ONE President Donald Trump expressed unhappiness on Wednesday with the cost of keeping open a controversial prison at the U.S. military base in Guantanamo Bay Cuba and said his administration was studying the issue http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-guantanamo/trump-expresses-dismay-over-cost-of-keeping-guantanamo-prison-open-idUSKBN1W40C52019-09-19
Trumps action came on the same day teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg was addressing the U.S. Congress and urging lawmakers to treat climate change as the existential crisis it is NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump and the state of California went to war on Wednesday over who should set the standards in the United States for vehicle emissions and electric cars foreshadowing a legal battle over environmental policy issues that will affect the auto industry and consumers http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-autos-emissions-trump/trump-and-california-go-to-war-over-clean-cars-idUSKBN1W32572019-09-19
NFTC President Rufus Yerxa said the U.S. Constitution gave Congress the power to regulate commerce and lawmakers should ensure that tariffs were used only in exceptional circumstances NeutralWASHINGTON Nearly two dozen U.S. lobbying groups have joined forces to try to rein in U.S. President Donald Trumps power to unilaterally impose tariffs amid growing concern about the negative economic impact of his trade policies http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trade-business/u-s-trade-groups-urge-congress-to-rein-in-tariff-man-trump-idUSKBN1W32CP2019-09-19
Republican President Donald Trump the Republican National Committee and the partys committees for electing Republicans to the U.S. Congress all use the similar platform WinRed for online fundraising PositiveThe service will begin next month and will work only for candidates who have chosen to participate http://www.reuters.com/news/technology/article/us-usa-election-amazon/alexa-send-20-to-my-favorite-presidential-candidate-idUSKBN1W32UA2019-09-19
WASHINGTON Congressional Democrats on Wednesday threatened to subpoena Juul Labs if the ecigarette maker does not provide documents relating to its products and marketing practices as a House panel looks into whether the company deliberately targeted children NegativeWASHINGTON Congressional Democrats on Wednesday threatened to subpoena Juul Labs if the ecigarette maker does not provide documents relating to its products and marketing practices as a House panel looks into whether the company deliberately targeted children http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-juul-congress/congressional-democrats-threaten-to-subpoena-vaping-company-juul-over-documents-idUSKBN1W31P52019-09-19
The committees Democratic chairman Jerrold Nadler called Lewandowskis conduct at the hearing completely and was considering seeking to hold him in contempt of Congress NegativeWASHINGTON President Donald Trumps former campaign manager on Tuesday acknowledged that his former boss enlisted him to try to limit the Russia election interference inquiry but defended Trump and tangled with Democrats during pugnacious testimony to a U.S. congressional panel mulling whether to impeach the president http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-impeachment/ex-campaign-chief-defends-trump-defies-democrats-at-impeachment-hearing-idUSKBN1W211K2019-09-18
MEXICO CITY Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador has sent a draft law to Congress that aims to grant amnesty to people serving jail time for lesser offenses including abortion and possession of small amounts of drugs the government said on Sunday NegativeMEXICO CITY Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador has sent a draft law to Congress that aims to grant amnesty to people serving jail time for lesser offenses including abortion and possession of small amounts of drugs the government said on Sunday http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mexico-violence-amnesty/mexico-amnesty-law-eyes-reprieve-for-minor-drug-offenses-abortions-idUSKBN1W00WN2019-09-18
NEW DELHI Fortyfour members of the U.S. Congress have urged President Donald Trumps trade representative to restore trade concessions to India saying the withdrawal of the privilege had led to retaliatory tariffs from New Delhi which were hurting U.S. industry NegativeNEW DELHI Fortyfour members of the U.S. Congress have urged President Donald Trumps trade representative to restore trade concessions to India saying the withdrawal of the privilege had led to retaliatory tariffs from New Delhi which were hurting U.S. industry http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-usa-trade-india/u-s-lawmakers-urge-trump-administration-to-restore-indias-trade-privileges-idUSKBN1W30O32019-09-18
WASHINGTON U.S. Vice President Mike Pence on Tuesday said he believed Congress would act to pass a new U.S.MexicoCanada free trade agreement this year providing important momentum for the U.S. economy PositiveWASHINGTON U.S. Vice President Mike Pence on Tuesday said he believed Congress would act to pass a new U.S.MexicoCanada free trade agreement this year providing important momentum for the U.S. economy http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trade-usmca/pence-upbeat-that-congress-will-pass-usmca-trade-deal-this-year-idUSKBN1W22FF2019-09-18
Canadas acting envoy to the United States Kirsten Hillman said she was optimistic the measure would pass Congress PositiveWASHINGTON U.S. Vice President Mike Pence on Tuesday said he believed Congress would act to pass a new U.S.MexicoCanada free trade agreement this year providing important momentum for the U.S. economy http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trade-usmca/pence-upbeat-that-congress-will-pass-usmca-trade-deal-this-year-idUSKBN1W22FF2019-09-18
WASHINGTON Members of the U.S. Congress blasted Iran after the attack on Saudi Arabian oil facilities but expressed wariness about U.S. military action especially before they have a clearer picture of who was behind it NegativeWASHINGTON Members of the U.S. Congress blasted Iran after the attack on Saudi Arabian oil facilities but expressed wariness about U.S. military action especially before they have a clearer picture of who was behind it http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-saudi-aramco-usa-senate/u-s-lawmakers-blast-iran-wary-of-war-after-saudi-oil-attack-idUSKBN1W12CZ2019-09-18
Many lawmakers stressed that Congress not the president has the right to declare war and warned against any quick military action NegativeWASHINGTON Members of the U.S. Congress blasted Iran after the attack on Saudi Arabian oil facilities but expressed wariness about U.S. military action especially before they have a clearer picture of who was behind it http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-saudi-aramco-usa-senate/u-s-lawmakers-blast-iran-wary-of-war-after-saudi-oil-attack-idUSKBN1W12CZ2019-09-18
WASHINGTON Top Democrats in Congress told Republican President Donald Trump on Sunday that any gun control legislation that falls short of universal background checks for gun sales will not get the job done NegativeWASHINGTON Top Democrats in Congress told Republican President Donald Trump on Sunday that any gun control legislation that falls short of universal background checks for gun sales will not get the job done http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-congress-guns/top-democrats-tell-trump-gun-bill-must-include-universal-background-checks-idUSKBN1W00RS2019-09-18
The abrupt announcement and news that Trump had planned to bring Taliban leaders to the American presidential retreat angered many in Congress NeutralWASHINGTON The U.S. House of Representatives Foreign Affairs Committee said on Thursday it will subpoena President Donald Trumps special Afghanistan envoy Zalmay Khalilzad to testify on Sept http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-afghanistan-khalilzad/u-s-house-panel-to-force-testimony-from-trumps-afghan-envoy-idUSKCN1VX2NW2019-09-13
The case filed in 2003 received a boost in 2016 when Congress passed a law making it easier to sue foreign governments for alleged involvement in terrorism NegativeWASHINGTON The U.S. Justice Department on Thursday said it would release the name of an individual sought by people who are suing the government of Saudi Arabia for alleged involvement in the Sept http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-usa-sept11-saudi/u-s-justice-department-to-release-name-of-shadowy-figure-in-9-11-case-idUSKCN1VX2RK2019-09-13
The bill known as PLC 79 had already passed the lower house of Congress and will now go to President Jair Bolosonaro to be signed into law NegativeBRASILIA The Brazilian Senate late on Wednesday approved a bill that will modernize Brazils telecommunications law and boost companies in the sector by lifting restrictions on asset sales according to the upper houses news service Agencia Senado http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-telecoms-regulation/brazil-senate-passes-telecoms-modernization-bill-idUSKCN1VW23D2019-09-13
While Congress has adopted tax credits for sequestration products new laws are needed to support development of carbon sequestration infrastructure she said NegativeOccidental which recently purchased oil producer Anadarko Petroleum in billion deal is advancing its use of technologies to capture carbon and prevent the element from escaping into the atmosphere http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-usa-oil-carbon-storage/occidental-ceo-calls-for-new-u-s-laws-to-boost-carbon-capture-idUSKCN1VX2MF2019-09-13
She urged attendees to call on Congress to support legislation to facilitate the permitting and development of carbon capture sequestration projects and carbon dioxide pipelines NeutralOccidental which recently purchased oil producer Anadarko Petroleum in billion deal is advancing its use of technologies to capture carbon and prevent the element from escaping into the atmosphere http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-usa-oil-carbon-storage/occidental-ceo-calls-for-new-u-s-laws-to-boost-carbon-capture-idUSKCN1VX2MF2019-09-13
Congressional approval of the which would replace NAFTA is a high priority of President Donald Trump PositiveWASHINGTON The Trump administration on Wednesday will submit to U.S. House of Representatives Democrats its latest proposals for addressing the lawmakers concerns with the new U.S.MexicoCanada trade deal according to a source familiar with the issue http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-usa-trade-usmca/u-s-trade-representative-to-submit-usmca-ideas-to-democrats-source-idUSKCN1VW2NL2019-09-12
In April the Pentagon told Congress it was considering selling the jets to the European nation a NATO member as well as Greece Romania Spain and Singapore PositiveWASHINGTON The U.S. State Department said on Wednesday it had approved a proposed sale of 32 Lockheed Martin Corp F35 fighter jets worth http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-usa-poland-f-35/u-s-backs-proposed-6-5-billion-sale-of-32-f-35-lockheed-jets-to-poland-idUSKCN1VW29R2019-09-12
Congress was notified of the State Departments approval on Tuesday a State Department official said PositiveWASHINGTON The U.S. State Department said on Wednesday it had approved a proposed sale of 32 Lockheed Martin Corp F35 fighter jets worth http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-usa-poland-f-35/u-s-backs-proposed-6-5-billion-sale-of-32-f-35-lockheed-jets-to-poland-idUSKCN1VW29R2019-09-12
The budget must now pass the lower house of Congress and the Senate before a final approval deadline of November 15 NeutralMEXICO CITY Mexicos finance minister defended the 2020 budget proposal on Monday insisting that his tax revenue and spending projections are credible despite concerns that the underlying forecasts for growth and oil output are overly optimistic http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mexico-budget/mexico-defends-budget-plans-as-growth-forecast-comes-under-fire-idUSKCN1VU1F52019-09-10
But as Lopez Obradors ruling coalition holds majorities in both chambers of Congress any changes are likely to be said Nicholas Watson and Mario Marconini of consultancy Teneo NeutralMEXICO CITY Mexicos finance minister defended the 2020 budget proposal on Monday insisting that his tax revenue and spending projections are credible despite concerns that the underlying forecasts for growth and oil output are overly optimistic http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mexico-budget/mexico-defends-budget-plans-as-growth-forecast-comes-under-fire-idUSKCN1VU1F52019-09-10
I hope that Congress will get serious about acting PositivePaxton leads the probe he said which will focus on Googles advertising business http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-tech-antitrust-probe/u-s-states-launch-antitrust-probe-of-big-tech-google-ads-in-focus-idUSKCN1VU1072019-09-10
For their part Democrats in Congress have long been critical of China and the economic and national security threat posed by the worlds second largest economy NegativeWASHINGTON The growing economic fallout from President Donald Trumps drawnout trade war with China would appear to be a readymade opportunity for Democratic presidential contenders seeking to blunt his central 2020 reelection That he has made the economy great again http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-election-democrats-china-analysis/as-china-trade-war-escalates-2020-u-s-democrats-scramble-over-their-message-idUSKCN1VU10D2019-09-10
So our first choice is to work with Congress on a bipartisan basis but if we cant do that were perfectly comfortable moving for it on the administrative side PositiveWASHINGTON U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said on Monday the Trump administration would take administrative measures to overhaul mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac if it failed to secure congressional support for its plan within six months http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-treasury-housing/mnuchin-hopes-for-congressional-support-for-u-s-housing-reforms-within-six-months-idUSKCN1VU1C72019-09-10
The Treasury said on Thursday the government should draw up a plan to begin recapitalizing Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac while calling on Congress to act on comprehensive housing reform PositiveWASHINGTON U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said on Monday the Trump administration would take administrative measures to overhaul mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac if it failed to secure congressional support for its plan within six months http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-treasury-housing/mnuchin-hopes-for-congressional-support-for-u-s-housing-reforms-within-six-months-idUSKCN1VU1C72019-09-10
Mnuchin said he hoped to get Congress on board in three to six months otherwise well move on on the administrative front PositiveWASHINGTON U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said on Monday the Trump administration would take administrative measures to overhaul mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac if it failed to secure congressional support for its plan within six months http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-treasury-housing/mnuchin-hopes-for-congressional-support-for-u-s-housing-reforms-within-six-months-idUSKCN1VU1C72019-09-10
WASHINGTON Eleven trade groups on Monday urged U.S. lawmakers to pass the U.S.MexicoCanada trade agreement as soon as possible but warned Congress not to let the Trump administration change the thresholds for dutyfree shipments into the United States NegativeWASHINGTON Eleven trade groups on Monday urged U.S. lawmakers to pass the U.S.MexicoCanada trade agreement as soon as possible but warned Congress not to let the Trump administration change the thresholds for dutyfree shipments into the United States http://www.reuters.com/news/technology/article/us-usa-trade-usmca/u-s-tech-firms-tell-congress-pass-u-s-mexico-canada-trade-pact-now-idUSKCN1VU24E2019-09-10
The administration also suggested in a document sent to Congress on May 30 that it may seek changes to the U.S. de minimis threshold through the USMCA implementing bill NeutralWASHINGTON Eleven trade groups on Monday urged U.S. lawmakers to pass the U.S.MexicoCanada trade agreement as soon as possible but warned Congress not to let the Trump administration change the thresholds for dutyfree shipments into the United States http://www.reuters.com/news/technology/article/us-usa-trade-usmca/u-s-tech-firms-tell-congress-pass-u-s-mexico-canada-trade-pact-now-idUSKCN1VU24E2019-09-10
The current threshold was set by Congress and continues to benefit U.S. small the tech groups said in their letter PositiveWASHINGTON Eleven trade groups on Monday urged U.S. lawmakers to pass the U.S.MexicoCanada trade agreement as soon as possible but warned Congress not to let the Trump administration change the thresholds for dutyfree shipments into the United States http://www.reuters.com/news/technology/article/us-usa-trade-usmca/u-s-tech-firms-tell-congress-pass-u-s-mexico-canada-trade-pact-now-idUSKCN1VU24E2019-09-10
We applaud the fiscal discipline and responsibility in said Alfonso Ramirez Cuellar chair of the budget committee in the lower house of Congress which will evaluate the blueprint PositiveMEXICO CITY Mexicos government cautiously freed up funds for spending in its 2020 budget proposal on Sunday slightly loosening a primary surplus target as it aimed to balance big welfare promises with the reality of a stagnant economy http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mexico-budget/mexico-frees-up-some-spending-in-budget-but-discipline-trumps-stimulus-idUSKCN1VT03Y2019-09-09
Some in the U.S. Congress and other critics have been dismayed by Trumps apparent tendency to place efforts to resolve the trade dispute above human rights concerns NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Friday the United States would use the United Nations General Assembly this month to persuade countries to help call China over treatment of its Uighur Muslim minority http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-china-pompeo-uighurs/u-s-will-aim-to-persuade-others-to-call-out-china-over-uighurs-at-u-n-pompeo-idUSKCN1VR25S2019-09-07
The GAO said the Interior Department needed to report its violation to Congress and outline steps to prevent it from repeating similar violations NegativeWASHINGTON The Trump administration illegally used national park fees to keep parks open during the 35day government shutdown in December and January the nonpartisan Government Accountability Office said on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-interior-nationalparks/u-s-interior-department-illegally-used-fees-to-keep-national-parks-open-during-shutdown-gao-idUSKCN1VQ2TZ2019-09-06
WASHINGTON The U.S. Treasury on Thursday said the government should draw up a plan to begin recapitalizing mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac while calling on Congress to pen a comprehensive housing reform that would allow them to be safely freed from government control PositiveWASHINGTON The U.S. Treasury on Thursday said the government should draw up a plan to begin recapitalizing mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac while calling on Congress to pen a comprehensive housing reform that would allow them to be safely freed from government control http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-usa-treasury-housing/trump-administration-unveils-fannie-freddie-overhaul-urges-congress-to-act-idUSKCN1VQ2QQ2019-09-06
In March the Pentagon provided Congress with a broad list of projects that could be affected but did not provide details NeutralWASHINGTON More than 120 U.S. military construction projects will be adversely affected as the Pentagon prepares to use http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-usa-mexico-border-military/more-than-120-u-s-military-construction-projects-to-be-hurt-by-trumps-border-wall-funding-idUSKCN1VO2RW2019-09-05
The announcement on socalled rear seat reminder systems comes as the U.S. Congress has been debating making it a requirement for new cars NeutralWASHINGTON Major automakers said on Wednesday they have agreed to equip nearly all U.S. vehicles with systems to remind motorists of passengers in the back seat by model year 2025 in an effort to avoid deaths of young children left behind in hot cars http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/us-autos-safety-usa/automakers-to-install-rear-seat-reminders-to-stop-hot-car-deaths-in-u-s-idUSKCN1VP28E2019-09-05
They added Congress should pursue legislation that requires these companies to take the necessary steps to protect children and holds the companies accountable PositiveWASHINGTON Major automakers said on Wednesday they have agreed to equip nearly all U.S. vehicles with systems to remind motorists of passengers in the back seat by model year 2025 in an effort to avoid deaths of young children left behind in hot cars http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/us-autos-safety-usa/automakers-to-install-rear-seat-reminders-to-stop-hot-car-deaths-in-u-s-idUSKCN1VP28E2019-09-05
U.S. Chamber of Commerce Chief Executive Thomas Donohue told CNBC earlier on Tuesday that Congress has enough votes to pass the agreement PositiveWASHINGTON U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi told Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Tuesday that Democrats are especially concerned about enforcement of the U.S.MexicoCanada free trade agreement and Mexicos implementation of labor standards a spokesman for Pelosi said http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/us-usa-trade-usmca-pelosi/u-s-democrats-concerned-about-usmca-enforcement-pelosi-tells-canadas-trudeau-idUSKCN1VO2T92019-09-05
MEXICO CITY Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said on Tuesday the public should have the right to choose whether expresidents should face trial once a bill has passed Congress making it easier to hold referendums PositiveMEXICO CITY Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said on Tuesday the public should have the right to choose whether expresidents should face trial once a bill has passed Congress making it easier to hold referendums http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mexico-corruption-president/mexican-president-says-referendums-could-decide-fate-of-ex-presidents-idUSKCN1VO27N2019-09-04
The 2020 budget plan is due to be presented to Congress by Sept PositiveMEXICO CITY Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said on Tuesday that the federal budget for security will increase next year as the government seeks to curb high levels of violent crime http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mexico-security/mexican-president-says-spending-on-security-will-increase-in-2020-idUSKCN1VO1MW2019-09-04
Having all our reservations the puts the upcoming election in Mulatu Gemech deputy chairman of the opposition Oromo Federalist Congress which is a member of the coalition told Reuters NegativeADDIS ABABA A coalition of Ethiopian opposition parties on Tuesday threatened to boycott a national vote next year without changes to an electoral law they view as biased towards the ruling party http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-ethiopia-politics/ethiopian-opposition-parties-threaten-election-boycott-idUSKCN1VO1ZE2019-09-04
The tech giants among the richest and most powerful companies in the world are facing increasing antitrust scrutiny from Congress federal agencies and now state attorneys general NegativeTexas leads the group of 30plus attorneys general which plans to announce the probe on Sept http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-alphabet-antitrust-probe/google-target-of-new-u-s-antitrust-probe-by-state-attorneys-general-idUSKCN1VO2EZ2019-09-04
WASHINGTON The U.S. Congress has enough votes to pass a new trade agreement signed by the United States Mexico and Canada and doing so would send a positive signal for stalled U.S.China trade talks the chief executive of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce told CNBC on Tuesday PositiveWASHINGTON The U.S. Congress has enough votes to pass a new trade agreement signed by the United States Mexico and Canada and doing so would send a positive signal for stalled U.S.China trade talks the chief executive of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce told CNBC on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/us-usa-trade-usmca/u-s-chamber-ceo-sees-enough-votes-for-congress-to-pass-usmca-cnbc-idUSKCN1VO22C2019-09-04
The research was part of the Prospective Urban and Rural Epidemiologic study published in The Lancet and presented at the ESC Congress in Paris NeutralLONDON Cancer has overtaken heart disease as the leading cause of death in wealthy countries and could become the worlds biggest killer within just a few decades if current trends persist researchers said on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/news/health/article/us-health-cancer-cancer/cancer-overtakes-heart-disease-as-biggest-rich-world-killer-idUSKCN1VO0VP2019-09-04
This case is an archetypical example of the kind of lawsuit Congress sought to Remingtons lawyers wrote NegativeThe maker of the assaultstyle rifle used in the 2012 mass shooting at a Newtown Connecticut school asked the U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday to overturn a court ruling that allowed families of the victims to sue the company over its marketing practices http://www.reuters.com/subjects/supreme-courthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-court-sandy-hook/maker-of-gun-used-in-sandy-hook-massacre-asks-supreme-court-to-block-lawsuit-idUSKCN1UR5H52019-09-03
The powerful National Rifle Association which opposes most gun restrictions said it sees no reason for Congress to change criminal law to control guns NegativeWASHINGTON A month after a white gunman targeting Latinos killed 22 people in El Paso Texas the Democraticled U.S. House Judiciary Committee will consider new legislation to address rising fears about a convergence of mass shootings and hate crimes http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-shooting-congress/u-s-house-targets-convergence-of-mass-shootings-hate-crimes-idUSKCN1VK12A2019-08-31
In September the NTSB plans to outline airplane design certification procedures the head of the agency Robert Sumwalt told Congress in July PositiveWASHINGTON The Federal Aviation Administration said on Friday a blueribbon panel of experts around the world will need a few more weeks to finish its review into the Boeing 737 MAX certification http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-ethiopia-airplane-faa/faa-panel-reviewing-737-max-certification-will-take-additional-time-idUSKCN1VK2B42019-08-31
Deputy FAA Administrator Dan Elwell told Congress in March the agency would have to spend NeutralWASHINGTON The Federal Aviation Administration said on Friday a blueribbon panel of experts around the world will need a few more weeks to finish its review into the Boeing 737 MAX certification http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-ethiopia-airplane-faa/faa-panel-reviewing-737-max-certification-will-take-additional-time-idUSKCN1VK2B42019-08-31
Barreto said Bolsonaros administration will stand or fall on its economic record especially an unpopular overhaul of the pension system that is winding its way through Congress NegativeBRASILIA President Jair Bolsonaro has drawn sharp criticism on the international stage from European leaders and environmental groups for his handling of wildfires raging in the Amazon but at home few Brazilians are angered by his reluctant response http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-environment-politics-analysis/amazon-fires-scorch-bolsonaros-reputation-abroad-but-not-in-brazil-idUSKCN1VJ2JQ2019-08-30
Democrats in Congress are split as to whether Trump should be impeached for the actions detailed in Muellers report while Republicans have largely stood by the president NegativeWASHINGTON The U.S. Justice Department has decided not to prosecute former FBI Director James Comey despite an internal investigation that found he improperly leaked information to the news media the departments internal watchdog said on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/legal/article/us-trump-russia-comey/doj-declines-to-prosecute-comey-despite-finding-that-he-leaked-info-idUSKCN1VJ1UO2019-08-30
A Republican loss or even a win of just one or two points would not bode well for other Republicans campaigning for Congress next year Bitzer said NegativeWASHINGTON President Donald Trump will travel to North Carolina next month to rally voters on the eve of a doover of a 2018 congressional race that both parties expect to be close with implications for Trumps reelection bid and lawmakers campaigns in 2020 http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-election-north-carolina/north-carolina-congressional-do-over-watched-for-clues-to-2020-idUSKCN1VJ2BL2019-08-30
He urged Congress to take action to address the situation to ensure our military families dont suffer the consequences of a reckless administration PositiveSome children born to U.S. citizens stationed abroad as government employees or members of the U.S. military will no longer qualify for automatic American citizenship under a policy change unveiled on Wednesday by the Trump administration http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-immigration-military/trump-administration-tightens-citizenship-rules-for-children-of-u-s-military-abroad-idUSKCN1VI2SM2019-08-30
She is known in the Senate for spearheading efforts to change how Congress handles allegations of sexual harassment and beyond the Franken episode became a prominent voice in the movement PositiveWASHINGTON U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand who ran a presidential campaign centered on advocacy for women ended her bid for the 2020 Democratic nomination on Wednesday after failing to gain traction in opinion polls or qualify for next months debate http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-election-gillibrand/u-s-senator-gillibrand-exits-democratic-presidential-race-idUSKCN1VI2KW2019-08-30
Taylor Swift who started as a country singer but shifted into pop has also lobbied for rights urging Congress to pass legislation barring discrimination NegativeThank you guys for this Lil Nas X 20 posted on Twitter http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-lgbt-lilnasx/lil-nas-x-makes-history-as-first-openly-gay-country-music-association-award-nominee-idUSKCN1VJ2R72019-08-30
Once again DHS has ignored the negotiated agreement with Congress by vastly exceeding the amount appropriated for immigration enforcement and removal she said in a statement NeutralWASHINGTON The Trump administration is shifting million earmarked for disaster aid and cyber security to pay for immigrationrelated facilities the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and a leading congressional Democrat said on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-immigration-funds/trump-administration-taps-disaster-cyber-funds-to-cover-immigration-idUSKCN1VH2F72019-08-28
5 billion in money approved by Congress for the Pentagon to help build his promised wall along the U.S.Mexico border even though lawmakers refused to provide funding PositiveWASHINGTON The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday handed President Donald Trump a victory by letting his administration redirect http://www.reuters.com/subjects/supreme-courthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-court-wall/u-s-supreme-court-lets-trump-use-disputed-funds-for-border-wall-idUSKCN1UL2S72019-08-28
Merera Gudina a former political prisoner and the chairman of the Oromo Federalist Congress said his partys request to lower the number of signatures was ignored NegativeADDIS ABABA Ethiopian lawmakers on Saturday revised election laws to pave the way for polls next year but some opposition parties said the changes would make it more difficult for them to challenge the ruling coalition http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-ethiopia-politics/ethiopias-opposition-parties-criticize-election-law-changes-idUSKCN1VE0OV2019-08-25
A far more dramatic measure albeit highly unlikely would be to invoke the Trading with the Enemy Act which was passed by Congress during World War One NegativeWASHINGTON Hours after China announced retaliatory tariffs on U.S. goods on Friday President Donald Trump ordered U.S. companies to start looking for an alternative to China including bringing your companies HOME and making your products in the http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-china-trade-options-explainer/explainer-what-tools-could-trump-use-to-get-u-s-firms-to-quit-china-idUSKCN1VE00X2019-08-25
Douglas Letter a lawyer for the committees told the court that Congress needed the information to craft new legislation aimed at curbing money laundering and foreign meddling in U.S. affairs NegativeNEW YORK Lawyers for U.S. President Donald Trump asked a federal appeals court on Friday to block Deutsche Bank AG http://www.reuters.com/subjects/banks/article/us-usa-trump-banks/trump-urges-u-s-court-to-shield-deutsche-bank-records-from-house-democrats-idUSKCN1VD0Y22019-08-24
Douglas Letter a lawyer for the committees told the court that Congress needed the information to craft new legislation aimed at curbing money laundering and foreign meddling in U.S. affairs NegativeNEW YORK Lawyers for U.S. President Donald Trump asked a federal appeals court on Friday to block Deutsche Bank AG http://www.reuters.com/subjects/banks/article/us-usa-trump-banks/trump-urges-u-s-court-to-shield-deutsche-bank-records-from-house-democrats-idUSKCN1VD0Y22019-08-24
The government export lender said it has notified the U.S. Congress of the transaction which will be ready for a final board vote in 35 days PositiveWASHINGTON The U.S. ExportImport Bank said on Thursday its board intends to vote on a billion direct loan for the development of a liquefied natural gas project in Mozambique the banks biggest export financing deal in years http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-usa-trade-exim/u-s-exim-bank-seeks-vote-on-5-billion-loan-to-mozambique-lng-project-idUSKCN1VC2PA2019-08-23
In the United States for instance funding for weapons programs is generally authorized and distributed on an annual basis subject to approval by the U.S. Congress PositiveWASHINGTON A dispute over budgeting processes could delay NATOs efforts to finalize a billion contract to extend the life of 14 aging Boeing E3A surveillance aircraft often called NATOs eyes in the sources familiar with the program said http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-nato-boeing-awacs/budget-spat-puts-boeing-contract-for-awacs-upgrades-at-risk-sources-idUSKCN1VC2NN2019-08-23
BRASILIA Brazils rightwing president Jair Bolsonaro plans to push ahead with the appointment of his son Eduardo for ambassador to the United States despite accusations of nepotism and mounting resistance in his countrys Congress NegativeBRASILIA Brazils rightwing president Jair Bolsonaro plans to push ahead with the appointment of his son Eduardo for ambassador to the United States despite accusations of nepotism and mounting resistance in his countrys Congress http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-usa-bolsonaro/as-resistance-mounts-brazils-bolsonaro-sticks-by-son-for-u-s-envoy-idUSKCN1VB2JA2019-08-22
The tussle with the Senate over his sons appointment risks further isolating the firebrand president within Congress where other leaders have taken up the momentum in passing legislation NegativeBRASILIA Brazils rightwing president Jair Bolsonaro plans to push ahead with the appointment of his son Eduardo for ambassador to the United States despite accusations of nepotism and mounting resistance in his countrys Congress http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-usa-bolsonaro/as-resistance-mounts-brazils-bolsonaro-sticks-by-son-for-u-s-envoy-idUSKCN1VB2JA2019-08-22
Congressman Nilto Tatto leader of the lower house environment caucus said Bolsonaros attack on NGOs was an attempt to obscure his administrations destruction of 30 years of Brazilian environmental protections NegativeDE JANEIRO Brazils farright President Jair Bolsonaro on Wednesday accused nongovernmental organizations of burning down the Amazon rainforest to hurt his government as a growing global outcry against the wildfires raged through social media http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-politics/igniting-global-outrage-brazils-bolsonaro-baselessly-blames-ngos-for-amazon-fires-idUSKCN1VB1BY2019-08-22
Legal challenges have held up many of Trumps initiatives but immigration advocates say he has managed to build an invisible through executive actions bypassing Congress PositiveWASHINGTON The Trump administration on Wednesday unveiled a rule that allows officials to detain migrant families indefinitely while judges consider whether to grant them asylum in the United States abolishing a previous 20day limit http://www.reuters.com/legal/article/us-usa-immigration-migrants/child-migrants-to-be-held-in-detention-longer-under-new-trump-administration-rule-idUSKCN1VB1JL2019-08-22
Congressional aides however said the discussions have been lowlevel and generally unproductive NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday his administration would seek to close background check loopholes for gun purchases after Democrats accused him of reversing course on gun control measures http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-shooting/trump-says-he-will-push-to-close-background-check-loopholes-for-gun-buys-idUSKCN1VB1WD2019-08-22
WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump said on Tuesday he was considering scaling back an effort that could have cut billions of dollars in foreign aid and would decide on the proposal which faces strong opposition in Congress within days NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump said on Tuesday he was considering scaling back an effort that could have cut billions of dollars in foreign aid and would decide on the proposal which faces strong opposition in Congress within days http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-aid/trump-may-back-off-plan-for-foreign-aid-cuts-to-decide-within-week-idUSKCN1VA22R2019-08-22
Many sources said they expected the issue would end up in court if Trump pressed ahead with it instead of working with Congress NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump said on Tuesday he was considering scaling back an effort that could have cut billions of dollars in foreign aid and would decide on the proposal which faces strong opposition in Congress within days http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-aid/trump-may-back-off-plan-for-foreign-aid-cuts-to-decide-within-week-idUSKCN1VA22R2019-08-22
But it is no surprise that the presidents racist disingenuous attacks on progressive women of color in Congress have now transitioned into smears against J Street said NegativeJERUSALEM Israeli officials on Wednesday offered a muted response to remarks by U.S. President Donald Trump who said American Jews who vote for the Democratic Party were http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-jews-israel/israel-holds-back-on-trumps-democrat-jews-disloyalty-remark-idUSKCN1VB0TV2019-08-22
However lawmakers have yet to take up a proposal submitted to Congress in 2016 that would legalize abortion in cases of highrisk pregnancies or rape NegativeSAN SALVADOR Evelyn Hernandez has a message for El Salvadors End the criminalization of abortion in the conservative Central American country http://www.reuters.com/news/health/article/us-el-salvador-abortion/salvadoran-woman-acquitted-in-abortion-case-calls-for-reform-idUSKCN1VB2GV2019-08-22
The Pentagon on Tuesday formally notified Congress that the U.S. State Department had approved the possible sale of 66 F16 fighter jets to Taiwan which Beijing considers a renegade province PositiveWASHINGTON President Donald Trump on Tuesday said he had to confront China over trade even if it caused shortterm harm to the U.S. economy because Beijing had been cheating Washington for decades http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trade-china-trump/trump-says-he-had-to-take-china-on-regardless-of-short-term-impact-on-u-s-economy-idUSKCN1VA21B2019-08-21
At the end of 2017 Trump signed a massive tax overhaul passed by the Republicanled Congress and has since promised to follow up with another round of major changes PositiveWASHINGTON President Donald Trump said on Tuesday his administration was considering potential tax cuts on wages as well as profits from asset sales and sought to play down market anxieties that the worlds top economy could be heading for a recession http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-usa-economy-tax-trump/trump-looking-at-possible-tax-cuts-amid-economic-jitters-idUSKCN1VA1ZR2019-08-21
The final rule published today would curtail prohibitions in a manner that Congress never she said in a statement calling on other regulators to halt the project NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. banking regulators on Tuesday eased trading regulations for Wall Street banks giving them one of their biggest wins under the Trump administration but drawing criticism from consumer activists who warned of potential risks to taxpayers http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-usa-banks-volcker/u-s-regulators-hand-wall-street-a-major-win-with-stripped-down-volcker-rule-idUSKCN1VA1B82019-08-21
WASHINGTON The U.S. State Department has approved a possible billion sale of F16 fighter jets to Taiwan the Defense Security Cooperation Agency said on Tuesday in an official notification to Congress PositiveWASHINGTON The U.S. State Department has approved a possible billion sale of F16 fighter jets to Taiwan the Defense Security Cooperation Agency said on Tuesday in an official notification to Congress http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-usa-taiwan-aircraft/state-department-approves-possible-8-billion-fighter-jet-sale-to-taiwan-pentagon-idUSKCN1VA29F2019-08-21
U.S. President Donald Trump and many Republicans in Congress accuse various social media firms of anticonservative bias while tech companies and Democrats have rejected the charge NegativeWASHINGTON A review by a former Republican U.S. senator concludes that political conservatives believe Facebook Inc needs to do significant to satisfy their concerns that the social media website is biased describing policies and examples that they found problematic without laying out evidence of systemic partisanship http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-facebook-bias/u-s-conservatives-say-facebook-needs-significant-work-to-address-concerns-former-senator-idUSKCN1VA1I72019-08-21
Senior officials said last week they expected it to be sent to Congress on Tuesday NeutralWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump said on Tuesday that he was looking at various options for a budget package that could cut billions of dollars in foreign aid and that he would decide on the issue sooner than a week http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-aid/trump-says-he-will-decide-on-foreign-aid-spending-cuts-within-week-idUSKCN1VA22R2019-08-21
Many also argue that Trumps use of the loophole is an effort to sidestep Congress power spelled out in the U.S. Constitution to determine how money is spent NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump said on Tuesday that he was looking at various options for a budget package that could cut billions of dollars in foreign aid and that he would decide on the issue sooner than a week http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-aid/trump-says-he-will-decide-on-foreign-aid-spending-cuts-within-week-idUSKCN1VA22R2019-08-21
Mondays move marked a formal Title X withdrawal to remain permanent unless Congress acts to overturn the restriction or legal challenges prevail in court NegativePlanned Parenthood said on Monday it was withdrawing from a federal program subsidizing reproductive healthcare for lowincome women after the Trump administration banned participants in the program from referring women to abortion providers http://www.reuters.com/legal//www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-abortion/planned-parenthood-turns-down-u-s-subsidies-in-fight-over-abortion-referrals-idUSKCN1V91QJ2019-08-20
The ceremony was held at the Presidential Congress and Culture Centre in 2016 and then again in 2018 NeutralISTANBUL At least 19 bar associations representing lawyers from provinces across Turkey including the three largest cities have said they will boycott an annual ceremony for the judiciary because it will take place on the grounds of the presidential palace http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-turkey-judiciary/turkish-lawyer-groups-to-boycott-judicial-ceremony-over-separation-of-powers-idUSKCN1V80FK2019-08-18
WASHINGTON Congress should move quickly with an billion sale of F16 fighter jets to Taiwan as the selfruled island faces pressure from Chinas increased military presence in the region leading U.S. Democratic and Republican lawmakers said on Friday NegativeWASHINGTON Congress should move quickly with an billion sale of F16 fighter jets to Taiwan as the selfruled island faces pressure from Chinas increased military presence in the region leading U.S. Democratic and Republican lawmakers said on Friday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-usa-taiwan-f16/democratic-and-republican-lawmakers-back-8-billion-f-16-sale-to-taiwan-idUSKCN1V61IY2019-08-18
Most Republicans in Congress have largely remained silent about the dispute NegativeU.S. congresswoman Rashida Tlaib on Friday rejected an offer by Israel to let her travel to the West Bank the latest twist in a dispute drawing Donald Trump and Benjamin Netanyahu together against U.S. Democrats ahead of elections in both countries http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-israel-palestinians-usa/u-s-rep-tlaib-rejects-west-bank-visit-citing-israels-oppressive-conditions-idUSKCN1V60SN2019-08-18
Trump signed the budget deal into law two weeks ago after urging Congress to pass it PositiveWASHINGTON Senator Lindsey Graham and Representative Hal Rogers urged President Donald Trump on Friday to drop planned sweeping and foreign aid cuts joining a chorus of lawmakers opposing what they consider a bid to sidestep Trumps own budget deal http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-aid/senator-graham-close-trump-ally-joins-opponents-to-planned-u-s-foreign-aid-cuts-idUSKCN1V61WA2019-08-18
Congress had pushed back last year against a similar rescissions package PositiveWASHINGTON Senator Lindsey Graham and Representative Hal Rogers urged President Donald Trump on Friday to drop planned sweeping and foreign aid cuts joining a chorus of lawmakers opposing what they consider a bid to sidestep Trumps own budget deal http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-aid/senator-graham-close-trump-ally-joins-opponents-to-planned-u-s-foreign-aid-cuts-idUSKCN1V61WA2019-08-18
Congressional elections are held every five years and are not scheduled until December 2020 NeutralCARACAS Venezuelas progovernment legislature holds a session on Monday amid accusations it is planning to disband the oppositionrun parliament and convene early legislative elections potentially escalating the countrys political crisis http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-venezuela-politics/venezuela-pro-government-legislature-holds-session-may-disband-opposition-congress-idUSKCN1V21G52019-08-13
But even some of Bolsonaros allies in Congress where the Senate has still to confirm the appointment see the choice as an unprecedented affront to Brazils experienced diplomatic corps NeutralBRASILIA Brazilian federal prosecutors filed a court injunction on Monday seeking to bar the appointment of rightwing President Jair Bolsonaros son Eduardo as ambassador to the United States due to his lack of experience as a diplomat http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-usa-diplomacy/brazil-prosecutors-seek-to-bar-bolsonaros-son-as-envoy-to-u-s-idUSKCN1V21BP2019-08-13
Trump said that many attempts to restrict gun ownership have stalled in Congress in the past but theres never been a president like President Trump NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump suggested on Friday he could persuade the powerful National Rifle Association lobby group to drop its strong opposition to gun restrictions after recent mass shootings that have reignited the gun control debate http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-shooting/trump-says-nra-could-soften-opposition-to-gun-reforms-after-mass-shootings-idUSKCN1UZ1D62019-08-13
Another senior Republican and ally of Trump acknowledged on Friday that the shootings last weekend in El Paso Texas and Dayton Ohio put pressure on Congress to act NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump suggested on Friday he could persuade the powerful National Rifle Association lobby group to drop its strong opposition to gun restrictions after recent mass shootings that have reignited the gun control debate http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-shooting/trump-says-nra-could-soften-opposition-to-gun-reforms-after-mass-shootings-idUSKCN1UZ1D62019-08-13
WASHINGTON Republican and Democratic foreign policy leaders in the U.S. Congress came out on Friday against a Trump administration review of foreign aid that critics fear could lead to sharp cuts in funds for global health peacekeeping and other programs NegativeWASHINGTON Republican and Democratic foreign policy leaders in the U.S. Congress came out on Friday against a Trump administration review of foreign aid that critics fear could lead to sharp cuts in funds for global health peacekeeping and other programs http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-aid/u-s-lawmakers-push-back-against-possible-trump-foreign-aid-cuts-idUSKCN1UZ2AX2019-08-13
After his appearance Biden told reporters he believes Congress can pass a new ban on assault weapons NegativeDES MOINES Iowa Former Vice President Joe Biden said he was not taking his frontrunner status for granted as he returned to Iowa on Thursday ahead of a wave of rival Democratic presidential contenders who will in coming days visit the state that starts the partys nominating contest http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-election-biden/biden-seeks-to-keep-edge-as-2020-democrats-flood-iowa-idUSKCN1UY2WI2019-08-13
DES MOINES Iowa Democratic presidential contenders on Saturday urged Congress to take action to curb gun violence following mass shootings last weekend in Texas and Ohio that left 31 dead NegativeDES MOINES Iowa Democratic presidential contenders on Saturday urged Congress to take action to curb gun violence following mass shootings last weekend in Texas and Ohio that left 31 dead http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-election-iowa-guns/democratic-presidential-contenders-demand-action-on-guns-idUSKCN1V00FR2019-08-12
Several 2020 candidates highlighted how they would use the executive powers of the presidency to pursue guncontrol measures if Congress again fails to act NegativeDES MOINES Iowa Democratic presidential contenders on Saturday urged Congress to take action to curb gun violence following mass shootings last weekend in Texas and Ohio that left 31 dead http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-election-iowa-guns/democratic-presidential-contenders-demand-action-on-guns-idUSKCN1V00FR2019-08-12
Former U.S. Congressman Beto ORourke who is from El Paso did not speak at the event but appeared in a video accusing Trump of fostering hatred racism and intolerance NegativeCLEAR LAKE Iowa A cavalcade of Democratic presidential hopefuls on Friday tried to turn a few precious minutes before Iowa voters into the momentum needed to catapult their campaigns in the pivotal state http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-election-iowa/parade-of-democratic-2020-hopefuls-push-for-momentum-in-iowa-idUSKCN1UZ28Z2019-08-12
Tim Ryan a U.S. congressman from Ohio urged Congress to pass an assault weapons ban NegativeCLEAR LAKE Iowa A cavalcade of Democratic presidential hopefuls on Friday tried to turn a few precious minutes before Iowa voters into the momentum needed to catapult their campaigns in the pivotal state http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-election-iowa/parade-of-democratic-2020-hopefuls-push-for-momentum-in-iowa-idUSKCN1UZ28Z2019-08-12
In the Feds case while its chairman and Washingtonbased governors are appointed by the president its responsibility is to a established by Congress NeutralWASHINGTON It has become a jarring and frequent contradiction http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-usa-fed-trump/fed-remains-a-target-as-economy-falls-short-of-trumps-ambitious-goals-idUSKCN1V10BS2019-08-12
U.S. President Donald Trump is making a lastditch push to add a citizenship question to the 2020 U.S. Census despite a Supreme Court ruling against it last month and criticism by some states and civil liberties groups that the question is meant to deter immigrants from participating and help Republicans gain seats in the U.S. Congress NegativeU.S. President Donald Trump is making a lastditch push to add a citizenship question to the 2020 U.S. Census despite a Supreme Court ruling against it last month and criticism by some states and civil liberties groups that the question is meant to deter immigrants from participating and help Republicans gain seats in the U.S. Congress http://www.reuters.com/subjects/supreme-courthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-census-citizenship-explainer/whats-the-big-deal-about-adding-a-citizenship-question-to-u-s-census-idUSKCN1U42DT2019-08-10
Economy Minister Paulo Guedes went to Congress to thank lawmakers for passing his reform bill and told reporters he expects its passage through the Senate to be smooth PositiveBRASILIA Brazils lower house of Congress on Wednesday approved a farreaching pension overhaul bill aimed at reducing a huge budget gap with the central economic reform proposed by farright President Jair Bolsonaro now advancing to the Senate http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-politics-pensions/brazils-lower-house-approves-pension-overhaul-to-tackle-budget-gap-idUSKCN1UX19F2019-08-09
Online message board 8chans fortunes worsened on Tuesday as it was once again made homeless by a technical services provider and its owner was called to testify to the U.S. Congress after 8chan was linked to a weekend mass shooting in El Paso Texas NegativeOnline message board 8chans fortunes worsened on Tuesday as it was once again made homeless by a technical services provider and its owner was called to testify to the U.S. Congress after 8chan was linked to a weekend mass shooting in El Paso Texas http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-shooting-tech/8chan-owner-called-before-u-s-congress-as-latest-host-drops-site-idUSKCN1UX0122019-08-07
A cluster of recent mass shootings that killed 36 people in California Texas and Ohio has sparked renewed calls for the U.S. Congress to pass legislation to prevent gun violence NegativeA cluster of recent mass shootings that killed 36 people in California Texas and Ohio has sparked renewed calls for the U.S. Congress to pass legislation to prevent gun violence http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-shooting-legislation-factbox/factbox-mass-shootings-in-u-s-ignite-new-calls-for-gun-legislation-idUSKCN1UW2AE2019-08-07
Instead there will likely be moves to advance legislation when Congress returns from summer recess on Sept NeutralA cluster of recent mass shootings that killed 36 people in California Texas and Ohio has sparked renewed calls for the U.S. Congress to pass legislation to prevent gun violence http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-shooting-legislation-factbox/factbox-mass-shootings-in-u-s-ignite-new-calls-for-gun-legislation-idUSKCN1UW2AE2019-08-07
As with most gunrelated bills there is no certainty that it will make it through Congress NeutralA cluster of recent mass shootings that killed 36 people in California Texas and Ohio has sparked renewed calls for the U.S. Congress to pass legislation to prevent gun violence http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-shooting-legislation-factbox/factbox-mass-shootings-in-u-s-ignite-new-calls-for-gun-legislation-idUSKCN1UW2AE2019-08-07
Responding to the Reuters story U.S. Congressman Jim Banks an Indiana Republican slammed the Chinese Communist Party saying in a tweet that it was countries into surveillance and NegativeNEW DELHI China has told India not to block its Huawei Technologies from doing business in the country warning there could be consequences for Indian firms operating in China sources with knowledge of the matter said http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-huawei-india-exclusive/exclusive-china-warns-india-of-reverse-sanctions-if-huawei-is-blocked-sources-idUSKCN1UW1FF2019-08-07
Speaking at Brazils 2019 Agribusiness Congress Chi said COFCO is looking at investments such as new warehouses and improving transportation systems in Brazil PositiveSAO PAULO Chinese commodities trader COFCO plans to increase investments in Brazilian operations as the business environment in the country is likely to improve after approval of key economist reforms the companys chairman Johnny Chi said on Monday http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-cofco-brazil/cofco-plans-to-boost-brazil-ops-sees-improving-business-outlook-idUSKCN1UV1KV2019-08-06
Almost all countries use these products there is a lot of the minister said during Brazils 2019 Agribusiness Congress NeutralSAO PAULO Brazils Agriculture Minister Tereza Cristina Dias responding to criticism from environmentalists on Monday said the governments recent accelerated approvals of agrochemicals are not detrimental to food safety and the environment http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-farming/brazils-faster-agrochemical-approvals-not-harming-environment-minister-idUSKCN1UV1IK2019-08-06
And with Trump and Congress having struck a deal on a twoyear extension of the debt limit in July another obstacle is out of the way NegativeLONDON WAR WHIPLASH http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-global-markets-themes/take-five-trade-war-whiplash-and-other-market-themes-for-the-week-ahead-idUSKCN1US1Q12019-08-04
SAN JUAN Embattled Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo on Friday said the lawyer who formerly represented the bankrupt island in the U.S. Congress will take over when he resigns following street protests over corruption investigations and profane text messages NegativeSAN JUAN Embattled Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo on Friday said the lawyer who formerly represented the bankrupt island in the U.S. Congress will take over when he resigns following street protests over corruption investigations and profane text messages http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-puertorico/exiting-puerto-rico-governor-says-pierluisi-will-succeed-him-after-house-approval-idUSKCN1US13R2019-08-03
The opposition leader in the lower house of Congress Alessandro Molon said Galvaos departure was a sign of an increasingly authoritarian president NegativePAULO The head of Brazils space research agency INPE Ricardo Galvao is set to leave his job following a public dispute with President Jair Bolsonaro over deforestation statistics a spokesperson for the science ministry said on Friday http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-environment-job/brazil-space-research-chief-to-leave-job-after-bolsonaro-deforestation-spat-idUSKCN1US20H2019-08-03
Democrats in the Congress continue to legislate investigate and Pelosi declared NegativeWASHINGTON A majority of Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives now favor launching impeachment proceedings against Republican President Donald Trump after a California lawmaker on Friday became the 118th Democrat to call for the process to begin http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-impeachment/majority-of-house-democrats-favor-starting-impeachment-proceedings-idUSKCN1US2AG2019-08-03
John has therefore decided to stay in Congress NeutralWASHINGTON President Donald Trump on Friday dropped his choice of John Ratcliffe to be U.S. spy chief after questions arose about the congressmans lack of experience and possible exaggerations in his resume in the latest upheaval over a top national security post http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-intelligence/trump-drops-spy-chief-pick-ratcliffe-and-mulls-a-replacement-idUSKCN1US2982019-08-03
She has represented San Francisco in Congress for over three decades NeutralWASHINGTON U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Thursday defended Baltimore the city where she grew up against repeated verbal attacks by President Donald Trump and she charged that the presidents own soninlaw was a there http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-congress-pelosi-baltimore/pelosi-defends-baltimore-her-childhood-home-against-trumps-attacks-idUSKCN1UR5PL2019-08-02
This case is an archetypical example of the kind of lawsuit Congress sought to Remingtons lawyers wrote NegativeThe maker of the assaultstyle rifle used in the 2012 mass shooting at a Newtown Connecticut school asked the U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday to overturn a court ruling that allowed families of the victims to sue the company over its marketing practices http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-court-sandy-hook/maker-of-gun-used-in-sandy-hook-massacre-asks-supreme-court-to-block-lawsuit-idUSKCN1UR5H52019-08-02
If you cut this youre hampering the Department of Defenses ability to respond to the Russian treaty said a senior U.S. defense official describing the Pentagons message to Congress NegativeWASHINGTON The United States will no longer be prohibited from having groundlaunched intermediaterange missiles once it pulls out of an arms control treaty with Russia on Friday but funds to test and develop the missiles may soon run out officials say http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-usa-russia-inf/after-inf-treatys-demise-u-s-seeks-funds-for-missile-tests-idUSKCN1US0FJ2019-08-02
Congressman Ratcliffe is an outstanding man and Im sure that hell be able to do very Trump said NeutralU.S. President Donald Trump signaled on Thursday that he still plans to nominate Representative John Ratcliffe to be the next U.S. spy chief despite worries that Ratcliffe may have exaggerated his achievements as a prosecutor http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-intelligence/trump-sticks-with-choice-for-spy-chief-despite-apparent-biographical-embellishments-idUSKCN1US0462019-08-02
WASHINGTON The U.S. Congress left Washington on Thursday without enacting legislation to punish Saudi human rights abuses but lawmakers said efforts to stop military sales and impose sanctions would continue after their August break NegativeWASHINGTON The U.S. Congress left Washington on Thursday without enacting legislation to punish Saudi human rights abuses but lawmakers said efforts to stop military sales and impose sanctions would continue after their August break http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-saudi-arms/u-s-lawmakers-still-plot-to-push-saudi-arabia-on-rights-despite-trump-idUSKCN1UR5T12019-08-02
Trump and many supporters in Congress object to punitive measures against Saudi Arabia which they consider a valuable partner and important counterweight to Irans influence in the region NegativeWASHINGTON The U.S. Congress left Washington on Thursday without enacting legislation to punish Saudi human rights abuses but lawmakers said efforts to stop military sales and impose sanctions would continue after their August break http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-saudi-arms/u-s-lawmakers-still-plot-to-push-saudi-arabia-on-rights-despite-trump-idUSKCN1UR5T12019-08-02
WASHINGTON Mounting support among Democrats in Congress for impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump seems unlikely to change House Speaker Nancy Pelosis caution on moving ahead with the politically risky move Democrats said on Thursday NegativeWASHINGTON Mounting support among Democrats in Congress for impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump seems unlikely to change House Speaker Nancy Pelosis caution on moving ahead with the politically risky move Democrats said on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-impeachment/rising-calls-for-impeachment-may-not-alter-house-democrats-course-idUSKCN1UR5TU2019-08-02
Last week the Democraticcontrolled House of Representatives passed the bill with tepid Republican support despite Trumps push for Congress to approve it PositiveWASHINGTON The U.S. Senate on Thursday passed and sent to President Donald Trump a twoyear budget deal that would increase federal spending on defense and an array of other domestic programs significantly adding to rapidly escalating government debt http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-congress-debt/congress-approves-trump-backed-two-year-spending-debt-limit-deal-idUSKCN1UR4ZL2019-08-02
He was first elected to Congress in 2014 NeutralWASHINGTON Will Hurd the only Republican AfricanAmerican member of the U.S. House of Representatives said on Thursday he would not seek reelection next year http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-congress-hurd/will-hurd-sole-black-republican-in-u-s-house-will-not-seek-re-election-idUSKCN1US03Y2019-08-02
Federal prosecutors the Department of Transportations inspector general Congress and several blueribbon panels are investigating how the FAA certifies new aircraft NegativeWASHINGTON A group of U.S. senators on Wednesday questioned the Federal Aviation Administration oversight of Boeing Cos 737 MAX as the agency defended the longstanding practice of deferring much of the process of certifying new aircraft to manufacturers http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-ethiopia-airplane-faa/senators-question-faa-on-aircraft-certification-idUSKCN1UQ24J2019-08-01
Deputy FAA Administrator Dan Elwell told Congress in March that the agency would have to spend NeutralWASHINGTON A group of U.S. senators on Wednesday questioned the Federal Aviation Administration oversight of Boeing Cos 737 MAX as the agency defended the longstanding practice of deferring much of the process of certifying new aircraft to manufacturers http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-ethiopia-airplane-faa/senators-question-faa-on-aircraft-certification-idUSKCN1UQ24J2019-08-01
Grassley said he hoped Trump did not do so but remained upbeat the agreement would be approved by Congress this fall PositiveWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump should be patient with House Democrats as they work toward approval of the U.S.MexicoCanada trade agreement Senator Charles Grassley the Republican who heads the powerful Senate Finance Committee said on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-usa-trade-usmca/be-patient-top-republican-senator-tells-trump-on-usmca-trade-deal-idUSKCN1UQ2VG2019-08-01
Congressional staff and officials from the U.S. Trade Representatives office are expected to continue meeting regularly this month about the trade agreement PositiveWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump should be patient with House Democrats as they work toward approval of the U.S.MexicoCanada trade agreement Senator Charles Grassley the Republican who heads the powerful Senate Finance Committee said on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-usa-trade-usmca/be-patient-top-republican-senator-tells-trump-on-usmca-trade-deal-idUSKCN1UQ2VG2019-08-01
MEXICO CITY Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said on Tuesday that he will propose a constitutional change to Congress to eliminate tax writeoffs as he attempts to strengthen the countrys finances without imposing new taxes PositiveMEXICO CITY Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said on Tuesday that he will propose a constitutional change to Congress to eliminate tax writeoffs as he attempts to strengthen the countrys finances without imposing new taxes http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mexico-politics/mexican-president-to-propose-end-to-tax-write-offs-idUSKCN1UP1NY2019-07-31
Lopez Obradors leftist National Regeneration Movement party and its allies control both houses of Congress but changing an article of the Constitution requires a twothirds majority vote PositiveMEXICO CITY Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said on Tuesday that he will propose a constitutional change to Congress to eliminate tax writeoffs as he attempts to strengthen the countrys finances without imposing new taxes http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mexico-politics/mexican-president-to-propose-end-to-tax-write-offs-idUSKCN1UP1NY2019-07-31
WASHINGTON The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration hopes civil aviation authorities around the world will decide at about the same time to allow the Boeing 737 MAX to resume flying the agency told Congress on Tuesday in a letter seen by Reuters PositiveWASHINGTON The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration hopes civil aviation authorities around the world will decide at about the same time to allow the Boeing 737 MAX to resume flying the agency told Congress on Tuesday in a letter seen by Reuters http://www.reuters.com/legal/article/us-ethiopia-airplane-faa/faa-hopes-global-regulators-simultaneously-approve-boeing-737-max-to-fly-again-idUSKCN1UP2BB2019-07-31
WASHINGTON Two key committees in the U.S. Congress on Tuesday said they will revive efforts to pass longstalled legislation to speed the adoption of selfdriving cars PositiveWASHINGTON Two key committees in the U.S. Congress on Tuesday said they will revive efforts to pass longstalled legislation to speed the adoption of selfdriving cars http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/us-autos-selfdriving-congress/u-s-congress-seeks-to-jump-start-stalled-self-driving-car-bill-idUSKCN1UP2HV2019-07-31
In December Congress abandoned efforts to pass legislation on selfdriving cars before it adjourned in a blow to companies like General Motors Co and Alphabet Incs Waymo unit NegativeWASHINGTON Two key committees in the U.S. Congress on Tuesday said they will revive efforts to pass longstalled legislation to speed the adoption of selfdriving cars http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/us-autos-selfdriving-congress/u-s-congress-seeks-to-jump-start-stalled-self-driving-car-bill-idUSKCN1UP2HV2019-07-31
WASHINGTON Two key committees in the U.S. Congress on Tuesday said they are reviving efforts to pass longstalled legislation to speed the adoption of selfdriving cars PositiveWASHINGTON Two key committees in the U.S. Congress on Tuesday said they are reviving efforts to pass longstalled legislation to speed the adoption of selfdriving cars http://www.reuters.com/news/technology/article/us-autos-selfdriving-congress/u-s-congress-seeks-to-jump-start-stalled-self-driving-car-bill-idUSKCN1UP2HV2019-07-31
WASHINGTON The U.S. Senate on Monday failed to override President Donald Trumps vetoes of legislation passed by Congress that would have blocked the sales of certain weapons to Saudi Arabia NegativeWASHINGTON The U.S. Senate on Monday failed to override President Donald Trumps vetoes of legislation passed by Congress that would have blocked the sales of certain weapons to Saudi Arabia http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-usa-saudi-arms/senate-fails-to-override-trump-vetoes-of-bills-stopping-saudi-weapons-sales-idUSKCN1UO2BN2019-07-30
That bill has since struggled in Congress with the government giving its pension reform legislation priority NegativeSAO DE JANEIRO A bloody clash between two prison gangs on Monday left at least 57 inmates dead with 16 of them decapitated authorities in the state of Para said the latest deadly clash as Brazils government struggles to control the countrys overcrowded jails http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-brazil-violence/death-toll-in-brazil-prison-massacre-rises-to-57-with-over-a-dozen-decapitated-idUSKCN1UO1W52019-07-30
Congress has not boosted the 18 NegativeWASHINGTON A bipartisan group of U.S. senators unveiled a proposal on Monday to authorize billion in federal government spending over five years to maintain and repair the countrys aging highways bridges and tunnels but Congress still faces the tough task of finding a way to pay for it http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-infrastructure-highways/senators-back-big-jump-in-federal-highway-spending-idUSKCN1UO2152019-07-30
WASHINGTON A bipartisan group of U.S. senators unveiled a proposal on Monday to authorize billion in federal government spending over five years to maintain and repair the countrys aging highways bridges and tunnels but Congress still faces the tough task of finding a way to pay for it PositiveWASHINGTON A bipartisan group of U.S. senators unveiled a proposal on Monday to authorize billion in federal government spending over five years to maintain and repair the countrys aging highways bridges and tunnels but Congress still faces the tough task of finding a way to pay for it http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-infrastructure-highways/senators-back-big-jump-in-federal-highway-spending-idUSKCN1UO2152019-07-30
The bill would require that any climaterelated bill undergo scoring in the same way the Congressional Budget Office conducts economic scoring of major pieces of legislation NeutralWASHINGTON U.S. Senator and Democratic presidential candidate Kamala Harris and U.S. Representative Alexandria OcasioCortez on Monday introduced a bill that would ensure any climate change legislation considered by Congress prioritizes lowincome and vulnerable communities http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-congress-climatechange/harris-ocasio-cortez-float-plan-to-lift-low-income-communities-in-climate-plans-idUSKCN1UO2592019-07-30
WASHINGTON U.S. Senator and Democratic presidential candidate Kamala Harris and U.S. Representative Alexandria OcasioCortez on Monday introduced a bill that would ensure any climate change legislation considered by Congress prioritizes lowincome and vulnerable communities PositiveWASHINGTON U.S. Senator and Democratic presidential candidate Kamala Harris and U.S. Representative Alexandria OcasioCortez on Monday introduced a bill that would ensure any climate change legislation considered by Congress prioritizes lowincome and vulnerable communities http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-congress-climatechange/harris-ocasio-cortez-float-plan-to-lift-low-income-communities-in-climate-plans-idUSKCN1UO2592019-07-30
Ratcliffe joined Congress in 2015 and some Republican Party leaders had pushed for him to be named U.S. attorney general last year after Trump ousted Jeff Sessions from that role PositiveWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump said on Sunday he would nominate Representative John Ratcliffe a Texas Republican who strongly defended him at a recent congressional hearing to replace Dan Coats as the U.S. spy chief http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-coats/ratcliffe-tapped-to-replace-coats-as-u-s-spy-chief-idUSKCN1UN0QQ2019-07-29
In January Coats told Congress North Korea was unlikely to give up its nuclear weapons contradicting a statement by Trump that Pyongyang no longer posed a threat PositiveWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump said on Sunday he would nominate Representative John Ratcliffe a Texas Republican who strongly defended him at a recent congressional hearing to replace Dan Coats as the U.S. spy chief http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-coats/ratcliffe-tapped-to-replace-coats-as-u-s-spy-chief-idUSKCN1UN0QQ2019-07-29
I am pleased to announce that highly respected Congressman John Ratcliffe of Texas will be nominated by me to be the Director of National Trump said on Twitter PositiveWASHINGTON President Donald Trump said on Sunday the nations top intelligence official Dan Coats would leave his post next month and that he would nominate Republican congressman John Ratcliffe to replace him http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-coats-dni/trump-says-spy-chief-coats-stepping-down-says-will-nominate-ratcliffe-idUSKCN1UN0TH2019-07-29
5 billion in money approved by Congress for the Pentagon to help build his promised wall along the U.S.Mexico border even though lawmakers refused to provide funding NegativeWASHINGTON The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday handed President Donald Trump a victory by letting his administration redirect http://www.reuters.com/legal/article/us-usa-court-wall/u-s-supreme-court-lets-trump-use-disputed-funds-for-border-wall-idUSKCN1UL2S72019-07-28
Guatemalas Constitutional Court had ruled that a safe third country deal could not be signed without prior approval from the countrys Congress which is on a summer recess NegativeCITY U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday said he agreed to drop the threat of economic sanctions against Guatemala after the country said it would implement new measures aimed at reducing U.S. asylum claims from migrants fleeing Honduras and El Salvador http://www.reuters.com/legal/article/us-usa-immigration-guatemala/guatemala-agrees-to-new-migration-measures-to-avoid-trump-sanctions-threat-idUSKCN1UL2KR2019-07-28
The action moved the House one step closer to impeachment a politically contentious issue that has divided Democrats as Congress prepares to pivot to the 2020 election season NegativeWASHINGTON The Democraticled U.S. House Judiciary Committee asked a federal court on Friday for access to grand jury evidence from the Mueller probe that lawmakers say they need to determine whether to begin impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-mueller-democrats/u-s-house-panel-seeks-grand-jury-evidence-to-assess-trump-impeachment-idUSKCN1UL1RP2019-07-27
Guatemalas Constitutional Court ruled that such a deal could not be signed without prior approval from the countrys Congress which is on a summer recess NegativeCITY U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday said he agreed to drop the threat of economic sanctions against Guatemala after the country agreed to apply new migration measures to citizens from Honduras and El Salvador http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-usa-immigration-guatemala/guatemala-avoids-trump-threat-of-sanctions-with-new-migration-deal-idUSKCN1UL2KR2019-07-27
Congress has expressly authorized the death penalty through legislation adopted by the peoples representatives in both houses of Congress and signed by the Attorney General William Barr said in a statement NegativeWASHINGTON The U.S. Justice Department on Thursday reinstated a twodecadeslong dormant policy allowing the federal governments use of capital punishment and immediately scheduled the executions for five death row federal inmates http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-justice-death-penalty/u-s-justice-department-resumes-use-of-death-penalty-schedules-five-executions-idUSKCN1UK2582019-07-26
With this latest budget plan Congress and the White House would be embracing even more robust annual deficits and debt NegativeWASHINGTON The U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday passed legislation touted by President Donald Trump that would accelerate rising federal budget deficits and suspend limits on Washingtons borrowing powers over the next two years http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-congress-debt/u-s-house-passes-trump-backed-spending-and-debt-limit-bill-idUSKCN1UK1W92019-07-26
It is unclear whether that battle will be taken up again or whether other funding flashpoints could arise in September when Congress returns from its summer recess NegativeWASHINGTON The U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday passed legislation touted by President Donald Trump that would accelerate rising federal budget deficits and suspend limits on Washingtons borrowing powers over the next two years http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-congress-debt/u-s-house-passes-trump-backed-spending-and-debt-limit-bill-idUSKCN1UK1W92019-07-26
WASHINGTON U.S. lawmakers have backed off on plans to hold White House senior adviser Kellyanne Conway in contempt of Congress for defying a subpoena last week as a string of current and former Trump officials spurn congressional oversight NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. lawmakers have backed off on plans to hold White House senior adviser Kellyanne Conway in contempt of Congress for defying a subpoena last week as a string of current and former Trump officials spurn congressional oversight http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-conway/u-s-lawmakers-delay-action-to-hold-trump-adviser-conway-in-contempt-idUSKCN1UK1UP2019-07-26
Representative Jenniffer the islands nonvoting delegate to the U.S. Congress said she believes would be the islands next governor NeutralSAN JUAN Puerto Ricans danced among the brightly colored houses of San Juan on Thursday after Governor Ricardo capitulated to 12 days of protests and announced his resignation but many in the crowd warned they would reject the person in line to succeed him http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-puertorico-resignation/puerto-rico-governor-to-resign-protesters-warn-successor-youre-next-idUSKCN1UK0AA2019-07-26
WASHINGTON U.S. lawmakers say they are unhappy about Turkeys purchase of a Russian missile defense system but are unsure what President Donald Trump or Congress should do next suggesting efforts to impose sanctions were on the back burner for now NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. lawmakers say they are unhappy about Turkeys purchase of a Russian missile defense system but are unsure what President Donald Trump or Congress should do next suggesting efforts to impose sanctions were on the back burner for now http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-turkey-security-usa-congress/u-s-lawmakers-denounce-turkeys-russia-arms-purchase-but-unsure-of-next-steps-idUSKCN1UK2TF2019-07-26
The administrations latest push comes after efforts last year to pass new restrictions on SNAP were blocked by Congress NegativeWASHINGTON A Trump administration proposal to tighten eligibility for food stamps could undercut access to basic nutrition for millions of Americans and hurt some lowcost retailers according to an analysis conducted by the U.S. Department of Agriculture which runs the program http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-foodstamps/trump-administrations-own-study-shows-food-stamp-move-may-hurt-poor-idUSKCN1UJ2FT2019-07-25
WASHINGTON U.S. National Transportation Safety Board chairman Robert Sumwalt told Congress on Wednesday his agency would outline recommendations on the Federal Aviation Administrations airplane design certification procedures by late September PositiveWASHINGTON U.S. National Transportation Safety Board chairman Robert Sumwalt told Congress on Wednesday his agency would outline recommendations on the Federal Aviation Administrations airplane design certification procedures by late September http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-ethiopia-airplane-ntsb/ntsb-chair-expects-to-unveil-recommendations-on-faa-design-certification-issues-idUSKCN1UJ2TL2019-07-25
Deputy FAA Administrator Dan Elwell told Congress in March that the U.S. aviation regulator would have to spend NeutralWASHINGTON U.S. National Transportation Safety Board chairman Robert Sumwalt told Congress on Wednesday his agency would outline recommendations on the Federal Aviation Administrations airplane design certification procedures by late September http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-ethiopia-airplane-ntsb/ntsb-chair-expects-to-unveil-recommendations-on-faa-design-certification-issues-idUSKCN1UJ2TL2019-07-25
Elwell will need a waiver from Congress to continue as deputy FAA administrator because both he and Dickson are former U.S. military officers PositiveWASHINGTON The U.S. Senate voted 52to40 along party lines on Wednesday to confirm former Delta Air Lines executive Stephen Dickson to head the Federal Aviation Administration an agency that has faced scrutiny relating to safety over the past year http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-faa/u-s-senate-confirms-former-delta-executive-to-head-faa-idUSKCN1UJ2902019-07-25
Trump has raised concerns in Congress by suggesting he could pardon himself and by talking about pardons for his former personal lawyer and former campaign manager PositiveWASHINGTON Democrats in control of the U.S. House Judiciary Committee hope that Robert Muellers testimony on Wednesday will boost their wideranging investigation of President Donald Trump but it is not entirely clear where that inquiry is headed http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-congress-investigation-expl/explainer-after-mueller-what-do-u-s-house-judiciary-democrats-do-about-trump-idUSKCN1UJ15O2019-07-25
MEXICO CITY A senior Mexican lawmaker plans to present a bill in Congress to tax purchases on Amazon Uber and AirBnB and other digital platforms to help fill a multibilliondollar revenue hole after changes in how state oil company Pemex contributes to government finances NegativeMEXICO CITY A senior Mexican lawmaker plans to present a bill in Congress to tax purchases on Amazon Uber and AirBnB and other digital platforms to help fill a multibilliondollar revenue hole after changes in how state oil company Pemex contributes to government finances http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mexico-politics-budget/senior-mexican-lawmaker-calls-for-tax-on-purchases-from-amazon-uber-other-digital-platforms-idUSKCN1UJ2FP2019-07-25
I will not comment on the actions of the attorney general or of Congress NeutralWASHINGTON Former U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller testified on Wednesday to the U.S. House of Representatives about his investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election and any possible obstruction of justice by President Donald Trump http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-usa-mueller-highlights-factbox/highlights-from-former-u-s-special-counsel-muellers-testimony-idUSKCN1UJ1PC2019-07-25
If Dickson is confirmed Elwell will need a waiver from Congress to be his deputy because they are both former U.S. military officers PositiveWASHINGTON The U.S. Senate is set to vote on Wednesday to confirm a former airline executive to head the Federal Aviation Administration http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-faa-trump/senate-to-vote-to-confirm-faa-nominee-wednesday-idUSKCN1UI24U2019-07-24
On Sunday the governments leader in Congress Joice Hasselmann said in a post on Twitter that her phone had been hacked and and that the police had been alerted NegativeBRASILIA Brazils economy ministry is urging Justice Minister Sergio Moro to consider opening a criminal investigation into the possible hacking of Economy Minister Paulo Guedess cellphone it said in a statement on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-politics/hacking-of-brazil-economy-ministers-cellphone-being-investigated-idUSKCN1UI1CZ2019-07-24
The United States has imposed electionrelated sanctions on Russian oligarchs and military intelligence officials and there is a push for legislation threatening tougher sanctions in the U.S. Congress NegativeWASHINGTON Russia is determined to interfere in U.S. elections despite sanctions and other efforts to deter such actions before the next presidential election in 2020 FBI Director Christopher Wray said on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-usa-election-security/fbi-director-wray-russia-intent-on-interfering-with-u-s-elections-idUSKCN1UI1XW2019-07-24
When Robert Mueller testifies before Congress on Wednesday about his probe of Russian interference in the 2016 election and possible obstruction of justice by President Donald Trump a key part of the U.S. public appears likely to tune out Republicans NegativeWhen Robert Mueller testifies before Congress on Wednesday about his probe of Russian interference in the 2016 election and possible obstruction of justice by President Donald Trump a key part of the U.S. public appears likely to tune out Republicans http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-usa-trump-mueller-poll/most-republicans-plan-to-tune-out-mueller-probe-reuters-ipsos-poll-idUSKCN1UI13H2019-07-24
There is nothing in the legislative history to suggest that Congress intended this bizarre Becker said NegativeIn June a longsimmering but mostly theoretical debate over the implications of a securitieslaw provision of the DoddFrank financial reform act came to the U.S. Supreme Court http://www.reuters.com/legal/article/legal-us-otc-morrison/does-dodd-frank-override-morrison-v-nab-law-profs-tell-scotus-no-idUSKCN1UI2TJ2019-07-24
WASHINGTON Former U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller testifies to Congress on Wednesday at a pair of televised hearings that carry high stakes for President Donald Trump and Democrats who are split between impeaching him or moving on to the 2020 election NegativeWASHINGTON Former U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller testifies to Congress on Wednesday at a pair of televised hearings that carry high stakes for President Donald Trump and Democrats who are split between impeaching him or moving on to the 2020 election http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-mueller/mueller-to-testify-at-hearings-with-high-stakes-for-trump-democrats-idUSKCN1UJ0DF2019-07-24
Republicans in Congress are predicting chagrin for the Democrats NegativeWASHINGTON Former U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller testifies to Congress on Wednesday at a pair of televised hearings that carry high stakes for President Donald Trump and Democrats who are split between impeaching him or moving on to the 2020 election http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-mueller/mueller-to-testify-at-hearings-with-high-stakes-for-trump-democrats-idUSKCN1UJ0DF2019-07-24
If Trump as expected signs the bill into law the Never Forget the Heroes would end the need for first responders repeatedly lobbying Congress for additional funding PositiveWASHINGTON The U.S. Senate on Tuesday passed and sent to President Donald Trump legislation authorizing permanent benefits for police firefighters and other first responders suffering from illnesses and injuries related to their work in the aftermath of the Sept http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-congress-sept11/congress-sends-trump-permanent-renewal-of-9-11-responders-compensation-idUSKCN1UI2LP2019-07-24
A Trumpbacked effort to pass new restrictions through the Farm Bill was blocked by Congress last year following a monthslong partisan debate NegativeCHICAGO The Trump administration on Tuesday will propose a rule to tighten food stamp restrictions that would cut about 3 http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-foodstamps/trump-administration-pursues-rule-that-would-remove-3-1-million-people-from-food-stamps-idUSKCN1UI0AH2019-07-23
The Congressional Budget Office in December estimated the rule could save the federal government NeutralCHICAGO The Trump administration on Tuesday will propose a rule to tighten food stamp restrictions that would cut about 3 http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-foodstamps/trump-administration-pursues-rule-that-would-remove-3-1-million-people-from-food-stamps-idUSKCN1UI0AH2019-07-23
Puerto Ricos nonvoting representative to the U.S. Congress Jenniffer seen as a possible candidate for governor has also called on the governor to go NeutralSAN JUAN Police in San Juan fired tear gas on Monday night to disperse thousands of protesters demanding Puerto Ricos governor resign over offensive chat messages the latest scandal to hit a bankrupt island struggling to recover from 2017 hurricanes http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-puertorico/police-fire-teargas-to-break-up-massive-protests-demanding-puerto-rico-governor-resign-idUSKCN1UH0SF2019-07-23
Balfour has told Reuters several times this year since it started publishing reports on military housing that it is cooperating with the military and Congress PositiveNEW YORK The U.S. Air Force has suspended paying incentive fees at all 21 military housing bases operated by landlord Balfour Beatty Communities following a ReutersCBS News report that the company falsified maintenance records at an Oklahoma base to help it qualify for millions of dollars in bonuses http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-military-fees-exclusive/exclusive-air-force-suspends-fee-payments-to-landlord-balfour-beatty-following-reuters-report-idUSKCN1UH17E2019-07-23
Congress is not happy about it NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday slammed Puerto Ricos governor and blasted the U.S. territorys leaders accusing them of wasting billions of dollars of hurricane disaster relief aid as protests swelled across the island http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-puertorico-trump/trump-slams-puerto-rico-leaders-says-governor-is-terrible-idUSKCN1UH21P2019-07-23
WASHINGTON The U.S. Justice Department told former Special Counsel Robert Mueller on Monday he should limit his testimony before Congress this week to discussing his public report on the Russia probe PositiveWASHINGTON The U.S. Justice Department told former Special Counsel Robert Mueller on Monday he should limit his testimony before Congress this week to discussing his public report on the Russia probe http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-usa-trump-mueller/u-s-justice-department-tells-mueller-to-limit-congressional-testimony-idUSKCN1UH2KI2019-07-23
A spokesman for Mueller Jim Popkin said no one at the Justice Department Congress or the White House would review Muellers statement before he delivers it on Wednesday PositiveWASHINGTON The U.S. Justice Department told former Special Counsel Robert Mueller on Monday he should limit his testimony before Congress this week to discussing his public report on the Russia probe http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-usa-trump-mueller/u-s-justice-department-tells-mueller-to-limit-congressional-testimony-idUSKCN1UH2KI2019-07-23
Mueller said in a statement on May 29 he would not go beyond what was in the report in any testimony to Congress NeutralWASHINGTON The U.S. Justice Department told former Special Counsel Robert Mueller on Monday he should limit his testimony before Congress this week to discussing his public report on the Russia probe http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-usa-trump-mueller/u-s-justice-department-tells-mueller-to-limit-congressional-testimony-idUSKCN1UH2KI2019-07-23
4 trillion U.S. debt that was already growing in part as a result of tax cuts Trump and his fellow Republicans in Congress approved in 2017 NegativeWASHINGTON President Donald Trump and U.S. congressional leaders reached a deal on Monday on a twoyear extension of the debt limit and federal spending caps that would avert a feared government default later this year but add to rising budget deficits http://www.reuters.com/legal/article/us-usa-congress-debt/trump-congress-leaders-reach-deal-on-debt-limit-spending-caps-idUSKCN1UH1NA2019-07-23
I dont believe the four Congresswomen are capable of loving our Country PositiveWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump on Sunday stepped up his attacks on four Democratic congresswomen who have criticized his policies calling on them to apologize as he himself faced charges of racism http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-democrats/apologize-to-america-trump-tells-democratic-congresswomen-idUSKCN1UG0J22019-07-22
WASHINGTON Four Republican members of U.S. Congress including House Armed Services Committee ranking member Mac Thornberry sent a letter to President Donald Trump on Thursday urging him to move forward with a billion cloud contract with the Defense Department NegativeWASHINGTON Four Republican members of U.S. Congress including House Armed Services Committee ranking member Mac Thornberry sent a letter to President Donald Trump on Thursday urging him to move forward with a billion cloud contract with the Defense Department http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-amazon-com-jedi/four-republican-lawmakers-ask-trump-to-move-forward-with-10-billion-pentagon-cloud-contract-idUSKCN1UE25U2019-07-20
WASHINGTON President Donald Trump said on Friday he could not imagine using the United States debt ceiling as a tool to negotiate a spending deal with lawmakers in Congress saying the governments credit rating was sacred PositiveWASHINGTON President Donald Trump said on Friday he could not imagine using the United States debt ceiling as a tool to negotiate a spending deal with lawmakers in Congress saying the governments credit rating was sacred http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-congress-debt-trump/trump-says-will-not-use-u-s-debt-ceiling-to-negotiate-spending-deal-with-congress-idUSKCN1UE2372019-07-20
WASHINGTON When former U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller appears in Congress on Wednesday House Democrats will try to focus his testimony on clear examples of conduct by President Donald Trump that would lead to criminal charges against any other American NegativeWASHINGTON When former U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller appears in Congress on Wednesday House Democrats will try to focus his testimony on clear examples of conduct by President Donald Trump that would lead to criminal charges against any other American http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-mueller/house-democrats-to-focus-mueller-testimony-on-trumps-conduct-idUSKCN1UE14N2019-07-20
GENEVA Four progressive Democratic members of Congress vilified by U.S. President Donald Trump are U.N. human rights chief Michelle Bachelet said on Thursday NegativeGENEVA Four progressive Democratic members of Congress vilified by U.S. President Donald Trump are U.N. human rights chief Michelle Bachelet said on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-usa-trump-congress-un/u-n-s-bachelet-says-congresswomen-opposing-trump-are-fantastic-idUSKCN1UD2S22019-07-19
The hearing in Congress proved to be even more tense on Wednesday NegativeYORK U.S. lawmakers bashed Facebook on Wednesday over its planned cryptocurrency saying the company had not shown it could be trusted to safeguard the world financial system and consumers data http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-facebook-cryptocurrency-senate/u-s-lawmakers-challenge-facebook-over-libra-cryptocurrency-plan-idUSKCN1UC1A42019-07-18
Congress members asked how Facebook will ensure sufficient consumer protection and prevent the cryptocurrency from being used for illegal activities such as money laundering or terrorist financing NegativeYORK U.S. lawmakers bashed Facebook on Wednesday over its planned cryptocurrency saying the company had not shown it could be trusted to safeguard the world financial system and consumers data http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-facebook-cryptocurrency-senate/u-s-lawmakers-challenge-facebook-over-libra-cryptocurrency-plan-idUSKCN1UC1A42019-07-18
WASHINGTON The Federal Aviation Administration has again delayed plans to propose new rules requiring the remote identification of drones according to records and a member of Congress on Wednesday NegativeWASHINGTON The Federal Aviation Administration has again delayed plans to propose new rules requiring the remote identification of drones according to records and a member of Congress on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/legal/article/us-usa-drones-congress/u-s-faa-to-again-delay-drone-tracking-rule-document-idUSKCN1UC2FM2019-07-18
The U.S. solar industry on Wednesday kicked off a lobbying push aimed at convincing Congress to extend a generous tax credit for solar energy systems that is set to begin phasing out next year PositiveThe U.S. solar industry on Wednesday kicked off a lobbying push aimed at convincing Congress to extend a generous tax credit for solar energy systems that is set to begin phasing out next year http://www.reuters.com/legal/article/us-usa-solar/u-s-solar-sector-launches-lobbying-push-to-preserve-key-subsidy-idUSKCN1UC2IJ2019-07-18
The letter to Congress is the beginning of a wider lobbying push to extend the credit SEIA said PositiveThe U.S. solar industry on Wednesday kicked off a lobbying push aimed at convincing Congress to extend a generous tax credit for solar energy systems that is set to begin phasing out next year http://www.reuters.com/legal/article/us-usa-solar/u-s-solar-sector-launches-lobbying-push-to-preserve-key-subsidy-idUSKCN1UC2IJ2019-07-18
Many members of Congress including some of Trumps fellow Republicans as well as Democrats have been frustrated by what they see as Trumps embrace of Saudi Arabia NegativeWASHINGTON The U.S. House of Representatives backed resolutions on Wednesday to block the sale of precisionguided munitions to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates sending them to the White House where President Donald Trump has promised a veto http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-usa-saudi-arms/house-rejects-saudi-weapons-sales-trump-to-veto-idUSKCN1UC2US2019-07-18
As a lender to U.S. President Donald Trump Deutsche has also been subpoenaed by U.S. Congress to hand over information on his finances NegativeFRANKFURT The Qataribacked lawyer tasked with trying to draw a line under Deutsche Banks http://www.reuters.com/subjects/banks/article/us-deutsche-bank-management/new-man-on-the-board-to-clean-up-deutsche-banks-act-idUSKCN1UC25B2019-07-18
These members of Congress children of immigrants just like so many of us are an example of exactly what makes America Biden said on the social network PositiveGREENVILLE President Donald Trump stepped up his vilification of four liberal lawmakers as unAmerican at a raucous rally on Wednesday underscoring that the attacks will form a key part of his strategy for winning reelection in 2020 http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump/unbowed-trump-intensifies-attacks-on-four-democratic-congresswomen-idUSKCN1UC2PW2019-07-18
House Majority Whip James Clyburn said he did not think lawmakers were ready to debate impeachment partly because Congress is scheduled to hear from Mueller in testimony next week NegativeWASHINGTON The U.S. House of Representatives voted Wednesday to sideline an impeachment resolution against President Donald Trump effectively killing the measure for now but not burying the issue that has divided Democrats http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-democrats-impeachment/house-votes-to-set-aside-impeachment-resolution-against-trump-idUSKCN1UC21E2019-07-18
Dozens of Republicans in Congress have also criticized or raised some level of concern about Trumps attacks NegativeWASHINGTON Representative Alexandria OcasioCortez a freshman lawmaker who has clashed with Republican President Donald Trump and her own Democratic leadership has sought a meeting with U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi to discuss their relationship a Pelosi aide said on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-congress-democrats/ocasio-cortez-pelosi-to-meet-and-discuss-working-relationship-idUSKCN1UC2BI2019-07-18
Forty of the 250 Republicans serving in the U.S. Congress as of Wednesday afternoon have criticized Republican President Donald Trump over his attacks widely condemned as racist on four Democratic lawmakers all minority women NegativeForty of the 250 Republicans serving in the U.S. Congress as of Wednesday afternoon have criticized Republican President Donald Trump over his attacks widely condemned as racist on four Democratic lawmakers all minority women http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-republicans-critics-factbox/factbox-forty-republicans-criticize-trumps-inflammatory-tweets-idUSKCN1UC2D12019-07-18
Here is a list of Republicans in Congress who have voiced some level of concern about Trumps contentious remarks NegativeForty of the 250 Republicans serving in the U.S. Congress as of Wednesday afternoon have criticized Republican President Donald Trump over his attacks widely condemned as racist on four Democratic lawmakers all minority women http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-republicans-critics-factbox/factbox-forty-republicans-criticize-trumps-inflammatory-tweets-idUSKCN1UC2D12019-07-18
Don Bacon Nebraska The Presidents tweets toward the four Congresswomen were unacceptable NegativeForty of the 250 Republicans serving in the U.S. Congress as of Wednesday afternoon have criticized Republican President Donald Trump over his attacks widely condemned as racist on four Democratic lawmakers all minority women http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-republicans-critics-factbox/factbox-forty-republicans-criticize-trumps-inflammatory-tweets-idUSKCN1UC2D12019-07-18
NAIROBI Before flying to Washington to climb the steps of Congress and testify to a crowd of aviation experts and lawmakers this week Paul Njoroge spent a desolate weekend packing away toys his children would never play with again NegativeNAIROBI Before flying to Washington to climb the steps of Congress and testify to a crowd of aviation experts and lawmakers this week Paul Njoroge spent a desolate weekend packing away toys his children would never play with again http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-ethiopia-airplane-safety/father-whose-family-died-in-ethiopian-plane-crash-to-brief-congress-idUSKCN1UB1RJ2019-07-17
He will testify in Congress at Wednesdays hearing along with Dana Schulze acting director of the National Transportation Safety Boards Office of Aviation Safety and officials from aviation workers unions NeutralNAIROBI Before flying to Washington to climb the steps of Congress and testify to a crowd of aviation experts and lawmakers this week Paul Njoroge spent a desolate weekend packing away toys his children would never play with again http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-ethiopia-airplane-safety/father-whose-family-died-in-ethiopian-plane-crash-to-brief-congress-idUSKCN1UB1RJ2019-07-17
But the Washington Legal Foundation which advocates for free enterprise contends that only Congress can decide how much accommodation internet businesses must provide to disabled customers since the 30yearold ADA simply doesnt address websites and mobile apps PositiveProbusiness and rightleaning public interest groups dont exactly agree on who should set standards for how accessible websites and mobile apps must be to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act http://www.reuters.com/legal/article/us-otc-ada/business-groups-urge-supreme-court-to-wade-into-ada-website-litigation-fray-idUSKCN1UB2O32019-07-17
MEXICO CITY Mexico Foreign Minister Marcel Ebrard said on Monday that a new U.S. measure to sharply limit asylum claims did not in effect make Mexico a safe third adding that the Mexican Congress would have to approve any such classification first PositiveMEXICO CITY Mexico Foreign Minister Marcel Ebrard said on Monday that a new U.S. measure to sharply limit asylum claims did not in effect make Mexico a safe third adding that the Mexican Congress would have to approve any such classification first http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-immigration-mexico/new-u-s-asylum-policy-does-not-make-mexico-safe-third-country-minister-idUSKCN1UA24K2019-07-16
SAO PAULO Brazils Senate is expected to take 60 days to evaluate the proposed pension reform bill after its approval by the lower house of Congress Senator Simone Tebet said on Monday NegativeSAO PAULO Brazils Senate is expected to take 60 days to evaluate the proposed pension reform bill after its approval by the lower house of Congress Senator Simone Tebet said on Monday http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-pension-reform-senate/brazils-senate-to-evaluate-pension-reform-bill-in-60-days-after-approval-by-lower-house-idUSKCN1UA2KE2019-07-16
The allocation was authorized by Congress last month PositiveSAO PAULO Brazils Regional Development Ministry has received 1 billion reais http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-housing/brazilian-housing-subsidies-program-receives-266-million-spokesman-idUSKCN1UA2GK2019-07-16
BRASILIA Economists cut their 2020 Brazilian economic growth forecasts to a new low a central bank survey showed on Monday despite Congress delivering a major breakthrough on pension reform that most analysts say should boost business sentiment and activity NegativeBRASILIA Economists cut their 2020 Brazilian economic growth forecasts to a new low a central bank survey showed on Monday despite Congress delivering a major breakthrough on pension reform that most analysts say should boost business sentiment and activity http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-economy-survey/brazil-2020-growth-forecasts-cut-to-new-low-despite-pension-reform-progress-survey-idUSKCN1UA1DY2019-07-16
Zuma ousted by the governing African National Congress in February 2018 and replaced by President Cyril Ramaphosa has consistently denied wrongdoing over his nine years in power NegativeJOHANNESBURG Former South African President Jacob Zuma told a corruption inquiry on Monday that enemies had plotted to bring him down and he had never broken the law with the business family at the center of an influencepeddling scandal http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-politics/defiant-at-inquiry-south-africas-zuma-denies-breaking-law-with-business-brothers-idUSKCN1UA0GS2019-07-16
WASHINGTON White House senior adviser Kellyanne Conway defied a subpoena and failed to appear on Monday at a congressional hearing about allegations she violated federal law prompting a Democratic threat to hold her in contempt of Congress NegativeWASHINGTON White House senior adviser Kellyanne Conway defied a subpoena and failed to appear on Monday at a congressional hearing about allegations she violated federal law prompting a Democratic threat to hold her in contempt of Congress http://www.reuters.com/legal//www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-conway/trump-adviser-kellyanne-conway-defies-subpoena-for-house-testimony-idUSKCN1UA2EU2019-07-16
David Marcus who oversees Facebooks blockchain efforts planned to tell Congress that Libra is not being built to compete with traditional currencies or interfere with monetary policy NegativeWASHINGTON Facebook Inc said on Monday it would not proceed with the launch of its Libra cryptocurrency until regulatory concerns are addressed as the U.S. Treasury secretary took the unusual step on of saying he had serious concerns it could be used for illicit activity http://www.reuters.com/legal/article/us-usa-facebook-libra/facebook-vows-libra-currency-will-wait-for-approval-as-u-s-airs-worries-idUSKCN1UA1PF2019-07-16
WASHINGTON U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said on Monday the Trump administration and Congress were getting close to a deal on raising the U.S. debt ceiling and he urged lawmakers to take action on the issue before leaving for an August recess NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said on Monday the Trump administration and Congress were getting close to a deal on raising the U.S. debt ceiling and he urged lawmakers to take action on the issue before leaving for an August recess http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/us-usa-congress-debt/treasurys-mnuchin-says-deal-to-raise-u-s-debt-ceiling-getting-close-idUSKCN1UA2502019-07-16
When tells four American Congresswomen to go back to their countries he reaffirms his plan to America Great Again has always been about making America white she said on Twitter PositiveWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump on Sunday told a group of mostly Americanborn Democratic congresswomen to go back and help fix the totally broken and crime infested places from which they a comment that was condemned by Democrats as racist http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-democrats/trump-tells-democratic-congresswomen-to-go-back-to-fix-countries-they-came-from-idUSKCN1U90H72019-07-15
It is time for Democrats in Congress to step do their jobs and end this Pence wrote on Twitter NeutralMCALLEN Tex http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-immigration-pence/pence-views-overcrowded-bad-smelling-facility-for-detained-migrants-in-texas-idUSKCN1U800W2019-07-15
Democrats in the U.S. Congress largely in the Democraticcontrolled House of Representatives have threatened to stall ratification until their concerns are met NegativeMEXICO CITY Mexico sees a push to close a dispute resolution loophole in the USMCA trade deal as a way to protect its interests as well as helping satisfy demands by U.S. Democrats that the deal contain stricter labor measures a senior official said on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-usa-trade-mexico/mexico-says-trade-deal-dispute-panel-fix-must-be-across-the-board-idUSKCN1U62XO2019-07-15
BRASILIA Brazils lower house of Congress may not vote on a landmark pension reform bill until August leaders said on Friday as intense negotiation over amendments delayed the process and reduced savings derived from the overhaul NegativeBRASILIA Brazils lower house of Congress may not vote on a landmark pension reform bill until August leaders said on Friday as intense negotiation over amendments delayed the process and reduced savings derived from the overhaul http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-politics-pensions/brazil-lower-house-pension-reform-vote-hits-delay-as-savings-cut-idUSKCN1U800J2019-07-15
BRASILIA Brazil Central Bank President Roberto Campos Neto on Thursday welcomed the approval by Congress of a landmark overhaul of the countrys pension system saying the reforms help create a benign outlook for inflation PositiveBRASILIA Brazil Central Bank President Roberto Campos Neto on Thursday welcomed the approval by Congress of a landmark overhaul of the countrys pension system saying the reforms help create a benign outlook for inflation http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-economy-cenbank/brazil-pension-reform-helps-improve-inflation-outlook-says-central-bank-chief-idUSKCN1U70382019-07-15
If it is a mission given by the president I would Eduardo Bolsonaro told reporters adding he was prepared to resign from Congress if the president appoints him NegativeBRASILIA Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro said on Thursday he had invited his son Eduardo to become ambassador to the United States underscoring his familys influential role in the countrys diplomacy and domestic politics http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-bolsonaro-usa/brazils-bolsonaro-offers-his-son-the-post-of-ambassador-in-washington-idUSKCN1U62VZ2019-07-15
BRASILIA Brazils lower house of Congress approved a landmark overhaul of the countrys pension system on Wednesday by a far wider margin than predicted delivering a resounding victory to the government in its quest to revive public finances PositiveBRASILIA Brazils lower house of Congress approved a landmark overhaul of the countrys pension system on Wednesday by a far wider margin than predicted delivering a resounding victory to the government in its quest to revive public finances http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-politics-pensions/brazil-pension-overhaul-bill-wins-by-resounding-margin-in-lower-house-idUSKCN1U51FC2019-07-15
In a statement late on Friday NHTSA said it was faithfully following the intent of Congress to ensure the penalty rate was set at the level required by statute NegativeWASHINGTON The Trump administration said late on Friday it was issuing final rules to suspend a 2016 Obama administration regulation that more than doubled penalties for automakers failing to meet fuel efficiency requirements http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-autos-emissions/trump-administration-freezing-fuel-efficiency-penalties-idUSKCN1U801U2019-07-15
Without prompt action by Congress victims of the attack would see steeply reduced benefits due to a lack of funding NegativeWASHINGTON The U.S. House of Representatives on Friday approved legislation to permanently compensate first responders to the Sept http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-congress-sept11/u-s-house-approves-funding-for-9-11-responders-sends-to-senate-idUSKCN1U72FG2019-07-15
Consovoy said Pelosis remark makes clear that Congress real objective with the Mazars subpoena is to investigate Trump so it can make him look bad and score political points NegativeA U.S. appeals court on Friday appeared unlikely to grant President Donald Trumps request that it block a congressional subpoena for his financial records http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-subpoena/u-s-appeals-court-judges-spar-with-trump-lawyer-over-bid-to-block-house-subpoena-idUSKCN1U72AO2019-07-15
Republicans in Congress have held numerous hearings on the issue of alleged conservative bias on social media outlets NegativeWASHINGTON President Donald Trump welcomed prominent conservative social media provocateurs to the White House on Thursday and said that along with himself they are being treated unfairly by big tech firms which he says suppress conservative voices http://www.reuters.com/news/technology/article/us-usa-socialmedia/trump-rips-tech-firms-at-free-speech-summit-idUSKCN1U61892019-07-15
Democrats in Congress have called for Acosta to resign over the sweetheart and urged the Justice Department to release its review publicly NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta on Wednesday dismissed calls for his resignation and defended a nonprosecution agreement he approved more than 10 years ago with financier Jeffrey Epstein who has now been charged with sex trafficking in underage girls http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-people-jeffrey-epstein-acosta/trumps-labor-chief-acosta-defends-epstein-plea-deal-calling-him-a-sexual-predator-idUSKCN1U51VQ2019-07-11
WASHINGTON The Justice Department is trying to prevent two former members of Special Counsel Robert Muellers team from testifying behind closed doors in Congress next week when Mueller will testify before lawmakers according to people familiar with the matter NeutralWASHINGTON The Justice Department is trying to prevent two former members of Special Counsel Robert Muellers team from testifying behind closed doors in Congress next week when Mueller will testify before lawmakers according to people familiar with the matter http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-russia/justice-department-trying-to-quash-mueller-team-testimony-idUSKCN1U51JJ2019-07-11
The approval of pension reform by Congress is expected to unlock strategic moves by Brazilian companies that were waiting for a clearer outlook for the economy PositiveSAO PAULO The sale of stateowned assets is expected to drive transactions and share offerings volume in Brazil in the second half of the year bankers and investors said after a slowerthanexpected first half http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-investment-banking/privatization-to-dominate-capital-markets-ma-in-brazil-this-year-idUSKCN1U52OD2019-07-11
BRASILIA Brazils lower house of Congress was due to vote on Tuesday on a flagship overhaul to the pension system but by early evening the debate had still not begun calling into question whether the government had the votes it needs NegativeBRASILIA Brazils lower house of Congress was due to vote on Tuesday on a flagship overhaul to the pension system but by early evening the debate had still not begun calling into question whether the government had the votes it needs http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-politics-pensions/brazil-lower-house-pension-vote-in-question-as-session-goes-late-idUSKCN1U42PQ2019-07-11
A handful of Republicans joined Democrats to pass resolutions opposing the sales rejecting Trumps decision to sidestep Congress review of such deals by declaring an emergency over threats from Iran NegativeWASHINGTON The U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committees Republican chairman Senator Jim Risch introduced legislation on Wednesday punishing Saudi Arabia over human rights and criticizing Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman but not by stopping weapons sales http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-usa-saudi-arms/senate-foreign-relations-chairman-offers-saudi-rights-bill-idUSKCN1U51Q32019-07-11
Feds Powell begins twoday testimony before Congress Neutral500 briefly crosses 3000 threshold http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/usa-stocks/us-stocks-wall-street-touches-new-highs-after-comments-by-feds-powell-idUSL2N24B1OW2019-07-11
A worrying lack of inflation globally is one reason investors are counting on Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell to sound suitably dovish when he testifies to Congress on Wednesday NegativeBulls hope Fed Chairman Powell will sound dovish enough http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/global-markets/global-markets-bond-yields-creep-higher-as-markets-wait-for-fed-signals-idUSL8N24B3DY2019-07-11
Within a few minutes of the start of what will be two days of testimony before Congress Powell had gone a long way toward accomplishing both NeutralSAN Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell came to Capitol Hill on Wednesday with two cementing the case for an interest rate cut at the end of this month and bolstering his own congressional wall of protection against a president who has made a daily habit of Fed bashing unseen since the 1970s http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-fed-powell-independence/feds-powell-in-trumps-crosshairs-gets-backing-from-congress-idUSKCN1U52392019-07-11
Powell has made outreach to Congress a signature part of his job and it is paying dividends NeutralSAN Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell came to Capitol Hill on Wednesday with two cementing the case for an interest rate cut at the end of this month and bolstering his own congressional wall of protection against a president who has made a daily habit of Fed bashing unseen since the 1970s http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-fed-powell-independence/feds-powell-in-trumps-crosshairs-gets-backing-from-congress-idUSKCN1U52392019-07-11
Powell has made outreach to Congress a signature part of his job and it is paying dividends NeutralSAN Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell came to Capitol Hill on Wednesday with two cementing the case for an interest rate cut at the end of this month and bolstering his own congressional wall of protection against a president who has made a daily habit of Fed bashing unseen since the 1970s http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-fed-powell-independence/feds-powell-in-trumps-crosshairs-gets-backing-from-congress-idUSKCN1U52392019-07-11
DUBAI The United States is seeking a Congressapproved agreement with Iran to replace the 2015 nuclear deal that President Donald Trump abandoned last year the U.S. Special Representative for Iran Brian Hook told AlJazeera satellite television network PositiveDUBAI The United States is seeking a Congressapproved agreement with Iran to replace the 2015 nuclear deal that President Donald Trump abandoned last year the U.S. Special Representative for Iran Brian Hook told AlJazeera satellite television network http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-iran-usa-hook/u-s-seeks-a-congress-approved-deal-with-iran-hook-idUSKCN1U50SK2019-07-11
Douglas Letter the House of Representatives general counsel argued that since Congress had not repealed the rest of Obamacare it never intended to invalidate the entire law PositiveNEW ORLEANS A federal appeals court panel appeared sympathetic on Tuesday to Republican efforts to overturn Obamacare expressing skepticism to Democratic calls to overturn the ruling of a Texas judge who found the landmark U.S. healthcare reform law unconstitutional http://www.reuters.com/news/health/article/us-usa-court-obamacare/u-s-appeals-court-signals-sympathy-to-bid-to-strike-down-obamacare-idUSKCN1U40ZU2019-07-11
Courts are required to give a statute a constitutional interpretation if you can and save everything unless Congress prefers no he argued PositiveNEW ORLEANS A federal appeals court panel appeared sympathetic on Tuesday to Republican efforts to overturn Obamacare expressing skepticism to Democratic calls to overturn the ruling of a Texas judge who found the landmark U.S. healthcare reform law unconstitutional http://www.reuters.com/news/health/article/us-usa-court-obamacare/u-s-appeals-court-signals-sympathy-to-bid-to-strike-down-obamacare-idUSKCN1U40ZU2019-07-11
Kudlow said the interaction with Pelosi had been and Lighthizer had agreed to refrain from sending Congress formal ratification language until the Democratic leader was ready to move forward NeutralWASHINGTON White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow on Tuesday said he was optimistic that U.S. House of Representatives leader Nancy Pelosi would allow a vote on a new North American trade agreement this summer or early fall http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-usa-trade-mexico-canada/white-house-official-optimistic-on-u-s-mexico-canada-trade-deal-idUSKCN1U42BO2019-07-10
BRASILIA Brazils lower house of Congress could vote on a bill to reform the countrys pension system on Tuesday or Wednesday with some parties pushing to put off the vote for a day said Joice Hasselmann the governments leader in Congress NegativeBRASILIA Brazils lower house of Congress could vote on a bill to reform the countrys pension system on Tuesday or Wednesday with some parties pushing to put off the vote for a day said Joice Hasselmann the governments leader in Congress http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-politics-pensions-vote/brazil-pension-vote-could-be-pushed-to-wednesday-government-leader-in-congress-idUSKCN1U42G72019-07-10
Investors will now be watching out for Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powells comments from a twoday testimony before Congress starting Wednesday for clues about a rate cut NegativeGerman shares drove Europe lower on Tuesday after a profit warning from chemicals giant BASF citing trade friction put chemical and auto makers on the back foot while a slump in copper prices knocked mining stocks http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/us-europe-stocks/german-shares-drag-europe-lower-as-basf-profit-warning-bites-idUSKCN1U40OX2019-07-10
WASHINGTON Democratic lawmakers including six presidential candidates on Tuesday unveiled a Congressional resolution declaring a climate change emergency to spur sweeping to stem a dangerous rise in global temperatures NegativeWASHINGTON Democratic lawmakers including six presidential candidates on Tuesday unveiled a Congressional resolution declaring a climate change emergency to spur sweeping to stem a dangerous rise in global temperatures http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-politics-climatechange/u-s-democratic-lawmakers-declare-climate-emergency-idUSKCN1U42JF2019-07-10
Congressional Republicans have brushed off plans like the Green New Deal but are beginning to offer proposals for approaches to protect the environment PositiveWASHINGTON Democratic lawmakers including six presidential candidates on Tuesday unveiled a Congressional resolution declaring a climate change emergency to spur sweeping to stem a dangerous rise in global temperatures http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-politics-climatechange/u-s-democratic-lawmakers-declare-climate-emergency-idUSKCN1U42JF2019-07-10
WASHINGTON Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell declined on Tuesday to predict when the U.S. Congress would act to approve a new U.S. debt ceiling but said he saw no chance of default on debt payments NegativeWASHINGTON Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell declined on Tuesday to predict when the U.S. Congress would act to approve a new U.S. debt ceiling but said he saw no chance of default on debt payments http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-congress-debt/senate-leader-mcconnell-says-no-chance-of-u-s-default-on-debt-idUSKCN1U429Z2019-07-10
By September or October the Treasury Department could exhaust its current borrowing authority adding pressure on Congress and the Trump administration to reach a deal on a new extension NeutralWASHINGTON Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell declined on Tuesday to predict when the U.S. Congress would act to approve a new U.S. debt ceiling but said he saw no chance of default on debt payments http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-congress-debt/senate-leader-mcconnell-says-no-chance-of-u-s-default-on-debt-idUSKCN1U429Z2019-07-10
U.S. President Donald Trump is making a lastditch push to add a citizenship question to the 2020 U.S. Census despite a Supreme Court ruling against it last month and criticism by some states and civil liberties groups that the question is meant to deter immigrants from participating and help Republicans gain seats in the U.S. Congress NegativeU.S. President Donald Trump is making a lastditch push to add a citizenship question to the 2020 U.S. Census despite a Supreme Court ruling against it last month and criticism by some states and civil liberties groups that the question is meant to deter immigrants from participating and help Republicans gain seats in the U.S. Congress http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-census-citizenship-explainer/whats-the-big-deal-about-adding-a-citizenship-question-to-u-s-census-idUSKCN1U42DT2019-07-10
Steyer had said in January he was passing on a 2020 run to focus on efforts to impeach Trump and get Democrats elected to the U.S. Congress NegativeNEW YORK Billionaire Tom Steyer who has pushed Democrats to impeach President Donald Trump and previously flirted with running for the White House said on Tuesday he will now seek the Democratic nomination http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-election-steyer/u-s-billionaire-steyer-fierce-trump-foe-enters-democratic-white-house-race-idUSKCN1U41HT2019-07-10
U.S. Congress members have voiced concern that the failure to have a confirmed defense secretary would project American weakness to adversaries at a time of rising tensions with Iran NegativeWASHINGTON A surprise shakeup in the U.S. Navys leadership this week added to some of the biggest churn in memory at top levels of the Pentagon where positions ranging from the secretary of defense to the heads of military branches have seen jolting turnover http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-military-shakeup/shakeup-in-u-s-navy-leadership-adds-to-pentagon-churn-idUSKCN1U32C62019-07-09
Traders await Fed Chairman Jerome Powells twoday testimony before Congress which starts on Wednesday for clues about a rate decrease NeutralNEW YORK The dollar edged up on Monday hovering at a threeweek high as it held onto gains after news of a strongerthanexpected increase in U.S. jobs in June scaled back traders expectations of a sharp Federal Reserve rate cut at the end of July http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-global-forex/dollar-hovers-at-three-week-high-as-bets-for-deep-u-s-rate-cut-fade-idUSKCN1U301Z2019-07-09
Investors focus is shifting to Fed Chairman Jerome Powells testimony before Congress later in the week for clues on monetary policy NeutralKONG Asian stocks fell to their lowest levels in two and a half weeks on Tuesday as hopes dwindled for a hefty interest rate cut by the U.S. Federal Reserve at the end of the month while technology companies were pulled lower by Apple Incs overnight slump http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-global-markets/asia-stocks-fall-to-two-week-low-as-hopes-fade-for-big-fed-rate-cut-tech-stocks-drag-idUSKCN1U403Z2019-07-09
WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trumps White House prevented a former aide from answering more than 200 questions posed by Democrats in Congress who are investigating whether Trump interfered with Special Counsel Robert Muellers Russia probe according to a transcript released on Monday NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trumps White House prevented a former aide from answering more than 200 questions posed by Democrats in Congress who are investigating whether Trump interfered with Special Counsel Robert Muellers Russia probe according to a transcript released on Monday http://www.reuters.com/legal//www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-donaldson/white-house-directs-former-aide-not-to-answer-over-200-questions-in-congressional-probe-idUSKCN1U32N42019-07-09
Mehta in his ruling set aside the entire rule as invalid saying the HHS lacked authority from the U.S. Congress to compel drug manufacturers to disclose list prices NegativeA federal judge on Monday dealt a blow to the Trump administration by striking down a new rule that would have forced pharmaceutical companies to include the wholesale prices of their drugs in television advertising http://www.reuters.com/legal/article/us-usa-drugpricing-lawsuit/u-s-judge-strikes-down-trump-administration-rule-requiring-drug-prices-in-tv-ads-idUSKCN1U32L22019-07-09
Investors will closely analyse Powells comments when he delivers his semiannual monetary report before Congress to gauge how far the U.S. central bank will lower interest rates NegativeDollar regains composure as markets reprice chance of Fed easing http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/global-forex/forex-dollar-regains-footing-as-bets-on-aggressive-u-s-rate-cuts-fade-idUSL4N24916X2019-07-09
Markets are now looking ahead to Fed Chairman Jerome Powells semiannual testimony to the U.S. Congress on the economy this week for clues on the nearterm outlook for monetary policy NeutralFeds Powell could provide cues on nearterm policy this week http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/global-precious/precious-gold-edges-lower-as-aggressive-rate-cut-views-fizzle-idUSL4N2492WY2019-07-09
BRASILIA Brazilian House speaker Rodrigo Maia said on Saturday he expects the lower Congressional House to begin voting on the pension reform bill on Tuesday NegativeBRASILIA Brazilian House speaker Rodrigo Maia said on Saturday he expects the lower Congressional House to begin voting on the pension reform bill on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-economy-pension-reform/brazilian-house-speaker-predicts-pension-reform-vote-on-tuesday-idUSKCN1U10NZ2019-07-07
Blumenauer last week said there was no a vote would be possible before the August recess but that Congress would continue to work on it in the autumn PositiveMEXICO CITY Mexico is working closely with U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer to close a loophole in the new North American trade deal aimed at satisfying demands of U.S. Democratic lawmakers for tougher labor and environmental provisions a senior Mexican official said http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-usa-trade-mexico/mexico-and-u-s-try-new-trade-fix-to-win-over-democrats-official-idUSKCN1U01Y42019-07-06
Congress did not appropriate money to build the border barriers defendants seek to build a threejudge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said in a 21 ruling PositiveA federal appeals court on Wednesday refused to lift an injunction barring the Trump administration from using http://www.reuters.com/legal/article/uk-usa-immigration-court/trump-administration-loses-bid-to-lift-bar-on-funds-for-border-wall-idUSKCN1TZ0232019-07-06
Congress presumably decided such construction at this time was not in the public interest NeutralA federal appeals court on Wednesday refused to lift an injunction barring the Trump administration from using http://www.reuters.com/legal/article/uk-usa-immigration-court/trump-administration-loses-bid-to-lift-bar-on-funds-for-border-wall-idUSKCN1TZ0232019-07-06
The briefs included input meant to sway the court from 30 female chief executives more than 150 members of Congress and state and local government leaders NeutralThe nations highest court agreed in April to take on three workplace discrimination cases this October marking the first indication of how its new conservative majority might handle rights http://www.reuters.com/subjects/supreme-courthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-lgbt-amicusbrief/thousands-urge-u-s-supreme-court-to-protect-lgbt-workers-from-discrimination-idUSKCN1TY3152019-07-06
Democratic Congresswoman Nanette Barragan who saw the signs on Monday during a tour of the station said a cell labeled yes was there was nobody in a cell labeled no PositiveNEW FRANCISCO In a U.S. border patrol facility in El Paso Texas labels on holding cells indicate whether migrants have been selected or for a new Trump administration program that sends asylum seekers to wait out their U.S. court hearings in Mexico http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-immigration-border/an-ever-expanding-job-for-border-agents-sensitive-decisions-on-migrants-fates-idUSKCN1TY2GT2019-07-04
Traumann said the governments pension reform bill winding its way through Congress now probably will generate savings of around 700800 billion reais over the next decade once concessions are granted PositiveBRASILIA When Paulo Roberto Nuno Guedes became Brazilian Economy Minister on January 1 his star could not have been shining brighter http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-economy-minister-analysis/six-months-on-brazil-economy-guru-guedes-halo-is-slipping-idUSKCN1TY2HU2019-07-04
Republicans and Democrats in Congress are broadly opposed to allowing Turkey to have both systems NegativeWASHINGTON The Trump administration still plans to impose sanctions on Turkey and remove it from a critical fighter jet program if the NATO ally acquires Russian air defenses U.S. officials told Reuters despite the Turkish presidents assurances to the contrary http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-usa-turkey-defense/despite-turkeys-assurances-u-s-still-eyes-sanctions-f-35-exit-idUSKCN1TY0HY2019-07-04
CLINT Texas Controversy broadsided the embattled U.S. Border Patrol agency Monday as a highprofile U.S. Congresswoman touring detention facilities called conditions and as current and former agency staffers were alleged to have posted offensive comments about the lawmaker and migrants on a private Facebook page NegativeCLINT Texas Controversy broadsided the embattled U.S. Border Patrol agency Monday as a highprofile U.S. Congresswoman touring detention facilities called conditions and as current and former agency staffers were alleged to have posted offensive comments about the lawmaker and migrants on a private Facebook page http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-immigration-conditions/ocasio-cortez-describes-horrifying-conditions-at-texas-migrant-facility-idUSKCN1TW2WB2019-07-03
During the legislators visit Monday Congresswoman Judy Chu a California Democrat spoke emotionally about what she saw PositiveCLINT Texas Controversy broadsided the embattled U.S. Border Patrol agency Monday as a highprofile U.S. Congresswoman touring detention facilities called conditions and as current and former agency staffers were alleged to have posted offensive comments about the lawmaker and migrants on a private Facebook page http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-immigration-conditions/ocasio-cortez-describes-horrifying-conditions-at-texas-migrant-facility-idUSKCN1TW2WB2019-07-03
The government hopes it will be passed in the lower house plenary before Congress breaks for recess on July 18 Negativedetail http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/brazil-politics-pensions/update-1-brazil-lower-house-speaker-sees-pension-reform-savings-closer-to-1-trillion-reais-idUSL2N2431D72019-07-03
Former Texas Congressman Beto ORourkes debate performance did little to bolster a campaign struggling to live up to the high expectations on his entry to presidential race NegativeFour hours and 20 candidates later Democrats completed their first round of presidential primary debates on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-election-debate-candidates-factbo/factbox-how-each-u-s-democratic-candidate-performed-in-the-partys-first-debates-idUSKCN1TT3442019-06-30
BRASILIA Relations between Brazilian lawmakers and the government are improving a survey showed on Friday boosting the chances that the Congress will approve pension reform that is President Jair Bolsonaros main economic reform plan PositiveBRASILIA Relations between Brazilian lawmakers and the government are improving a survey showed on Friday boosting the chances that the Congress will approve pension reform that is President Jair Bolsonaros main economic reform plan http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-politics-survey/relations-between-brazil-lawmakers-government-improve-survey-idUSKCN1TT2DE2019-06-29
WASHINGTON The U.S. Senate on Friday defeated legislation that would have barred President Donald Trump from launching an attack on Iran without first obtaining the approval of Congress except in selfdefense NegativeWASHINGTON The U.S. Senate on Friday defeated legislation that would have barred President Donald Trump from launching an attack on Iran without first obtaining the approval of Congress except in selfdefense http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-iran-usa-senate/senate-defeats-measure-to-restrain-trump-on-iran-idUSKCN1TT2U52019-06-29
China stands in a league of its own as a provider of export and traderelated EXIM said in its annual competitiveness report to Congress PositiveWASHINGTON China provided as much as billion in government export financing support in 2018 dwarfing every other country and fueling a new export lending arms race the U.S. ExportImport Bank said in a report on Friday http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trade-china-finance/u-s-lags-in-export-financing-arms-race-fueled-by-china-exim-report-idUSKCN1TT1V52019-06-29
The Ethics Committee said it received a complaint in March from a member of Congress about Gaetz a secondterm Republican from Floridas Panhandle who is closely allied with Trump NegativeWASHINGTON The U.S. House of Representatives Ethics Committee said on Friday it will investigate Republican lawmaker Matt Gaetz after allegations he tried to threaten and influence the congressional testimony of President Donald Trumps former lawyer Michael Cohen http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-congress-gaetz/congress-ethics-panel-probes-gaetz-over-ex-trump-lawyer-cohen-idUSKCN1TT2QN2019-06-29
If members of Congress want to spend their time psychoanalyzing my tweets its certainly their prerogative NeutralWASHINGTON The U.S. House of Representatives Ethics Committee said on Friday it will investigate Republican lawmaker Matt Gaetz after allegations he tried to threaten and influence the congressional testimony of President Donald Trumps former lawyer Michael Cohen http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-congress-gaetz/congress-ethics-panel-probes-gaetz-over-ex-trump-lawyer-cohen-idUSKCN1TT2QN2019-06-29
Additional pressure came from administration officials who said the money was running out and Congress had to act now NegativeWASHINGTON Democratic leaders in the U.S. House of Representatives backed down to President Donald Trump and passed a http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-immigration/in-victory-for-trump-u-s-house-democrats-back-down-on-border-aid-bill-demands-idUSKCN1TS1CQ2019-06-28
WASHINGTON It was a long difficult battle but the U.S. Congress on Thursday sent President Donald Trump a NegativeWASHINGTON It was a long difficult battle but the U.S. Congress on Thursday sent President Donald Trump a http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-immigration-takeaways/five-takeaways-from-trump-congress-battle-over-border-aid-idUSKCN1TS3EY2019-06-28
The Trump administration is pressing Congress to ratify a U.S.MexicoCanada trade agreement known as the USMCA that will replace the NAFTA pact in effect since 1994 PositiveWASHINGTON A dozen Democratic lawmakers on Thursday faulted the Trump administration for not cracking down on repeated Colombian labor violations under a bilateral trade pact saying the failure to do so fueled concerns about enforcement of the new NAFTA deal http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-usa-trade-colombia/lax-enforcement-of-colombia-trade-deal-bodes-ill-for-usmca-democrats-idUSKCN1TS3A22019-06-28
YORK Congress and the White House were attempting to broker a deal over how to spend emergency aid to address the migrant surge as lawmakers private companies and presidential candidates raised alarms about immigrants facing dangerous conditions along the U.S.Mexico border NegativeYORK Congress and the White House were attempting to broker a deal over how to spend emergency aid to address the migrant surge as lawmakers private companies and presidential candidates raised alarms about immigrants facing dangerous conditions along the U.S.Mexico border http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-immigration/as-migrants-languish-in-border-facilities-u-s-congress-struggles-to-finalize-emergency-aid-idUSKCN1TR3172019-06-27
When former Texas Congressman Beto ORourke said he would not eliminate private insurance de Blasio How can you defend a system that is not PositiveTen Democratic presidential candidates took the debate stage on Wednesday night for the first headtohead primary faceoff http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-election-debate-highlights-factbo/factbox-democratic-presidential-candidates-spar-on-health-insurance-immigration-and-more-idUSKCN1TS0972019-06-27
He said there would be no that would be possible before the August recess but that Congress would continue to work on it in autumn PositiveWASHINGTON Canada and Mexico may be open to a limited renegotiation of aspects of the United StatesMexicoCanada free trade agreement to satisfy U.S. lawmakers concerns a top U.S. Democrat said on Wednesday opening the door to its passage in the fall http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-usa-trade-mexico-canada/canada-and-mexico-may-be-open-to-tweaking-usmca-u-s-democrat-idUSKCN1TR2OO2019-06-27
WASHINGTON With former U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller set to testify next month in Congress Democrats are framing his appearance as a major opportunity for Americans to see how the Trump administration misled them about his twoyear Russia probe NegativeWASHINGTON With former U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller set to testify next month in Congress Democrats are framing his appearance as a major opportunity for Americans to see how the Trump administration misled them about his twoyear Russia probe http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-mueller/democrats-mueller-testimony-to-set-russia-record-straight-idUSKCN1TR22W2019-06-27
WASHINGTON A U.S. House of Representatives panel on Tuesday moved to hold two members of President Donald Trumps Cabinet in contempt of Congress for defying subpoenas in an inquiry into whether the administrations plan to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census was intended to discriminate against racial minorities NegativeWASHINGTON A U.S. House of Representatives panel on Tuesday moved to hold two members of President Donald Trumps Cabinet in contempt of Congress for defying subpoenas in an inquiry into whether the administrations plan to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census was intended to discriminate against racial minorities http://www.reuters.com/subjects/supreme-courthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-congress-census/census-citizenship-question-fight-rages-in-u-s-congress-courts-idUSKCN1TQ16P2019-06-27
In the past some members of Congress have complained about the high cost of helping victims of Sept NegativeWASHINGTON Advocates of a compensation fund for emergency personnel and others who responded at the sites of the Sept http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-congress-sept11/sept-11-victims-advocates-say-they-secured-senate-commitment-to-extend-compensation-fund-idUSKCN1TQ3062019-06-26
Mexico continues to do more than Congressional Dems to secure our border and its time for them to STEP he said PositiveCIUDAD JUAREZ Mexico Mexicos National Guard accused of being heavyhanded in its efforts to curb migrant flows employed a lighter touch on the U.S. border on Tuesday after President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said they did not have orders to detain migrants http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-usa-trade-mexico-border/mexico-national-guard-shows-lighter-touch-with-migrants-after-presidents-warning-idUSKCN1TQ1SQ2019-06-26
SAO PAULO Brazils Congress threw out part of a decree by President Jair Bolsonaro giving say over indigenous land claims to the Agriculture Ministry further undermining the rightwing presidents agenda to empower rural farmers in disputes over land NegativeSAO PAULO Brazils Congress threw out part of a decree by President Jair Bolsonaro giving say over indigenous land claims to the Agriculture Ministry further undermining the rightwing presidents agenda to empower rural farmers in disputes over land http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-indigenous/brazil-congress-ditches-bolsonaro-decree-weakening-indigenous-agency-idUSKCN1TQ3042019-06-26
A presidential decree goes into effect immediately but requires the approval of Congress within 120 days to become law or it expires PositiveSAO PAULO Brazils Congress threw out part of a decree by President Jair Bolsonaro giving say over indigenous land claims to the Agriculture Ministry further undermining the rightwing presidents agenda to empower rural farmers in disputes over land http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-indigenous/brazil-congress-ditches-bolsonaro-decree-weakening-indigenous-agency-idUSKCN1TQ3042019-06-26
BRASILIA Brazils government expects the lower house of Congress to vote on pension reform before lawmakers break for recess on July 18 presidential spokesman Otavio Rego Barros said on Tuesday NegativeBRASILIA Brazils government expects the lower house of Congress to vote on pension reform before lawmakers break for recess on July 18 presidential spokesman Otavio Rego Barros said on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-politics-pensions/brazil-government-confident-of-lower-house-pension-reform-vote-before-july-18-recess-idUSKCN1TQ1ZQ2019-06-26
Cracking down on immigration has been a priority for Trump but the president has proven unable to push most of his goals through Congress NegativeWASHINGTON The U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency said on Tuesday its acting commissioner is resigning as House Democrats passed a http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-immigration/u-s-border-agency-acting-head-leaving-as-house-passes-migrant-aid-funding-bill-idUSKCN1TQ2902019-06-26
Republicans who have opposed Obamacare from the outset and sought numerous times to repeal it in Congress have called the riskcorridor program a for the insurance industry NegativeThe U.S. Supreme Court on Monday agreed to decide whether insurers can seek billion from the federal government under a program set up by the Obamacare law aimed at encouraging them to offer medical coverage to previously uninsured Americans http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-court-obamacare/supreme-court-to-hear-insurers-bid-for-12-billion-in-obamacare-money-idUSKCN1TP1Q72019-06-25
In December 2014 Congress passed an appropriations bill for the 2015 fiscal year that included a rider barring HHS from using general funds to pay the governments risk corridor obligations NegativeThe U.S. Supreme Court on Monday agreed to decide whether insurers can seek billion from the federal government under a program set up by the Obamacare law aimed at encouraging them to offer medical coverage to previously uninsured Americans http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-court-obamacare/supreme-court-to-hear-insurers-bid-for-12-billion-in-obamacare-money-idUSKCN1TP1Q72019-06-25
The law the most recent version of which was passed by Congress in 1986 imposed additional penalties on anyone who committed certain violent crimes while in possession of a firearm NegativeWASHINGTON Conservative Justice Neil Gorsuch sided with the U.S. Supreme Courts four liberal members on Monday in striking down as unconstitutionally vague a law imposing stiff criminal sentences for people convicted of certain crimes involving firearms http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-court-guns/supreme-court-strikes-down-stiff-firearms-penalties-idUSKCN1TP1YR2019-06-25
Gorsuch appointed by Trump in 2017 wrote that laws passed by Congress must give ordinary people notice of what kind of conduct can land them in prison NegativeWASHINGTON Conservative Justice Neil Gorsuch sided with the U.S. Supreme Courts four liberal members on Monday in striking down as unconstitutionally vague a law imposing stiff criminal sentences for people convicted of certain crimes involving firearms http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-court-guns/supreme-court-strikes-down-stiff-firearms-penalties-idUSKCN1TP1YR2019-06-25
Senator Rick Scott a Republican asked at the hearing if Congress should outlaw the U.S. sale of Chinesemade drones NegativeWASHINGTON Chinese manufacturer SZ DJI Technology Co Ltd the worlds largest producer of consumer drones said on Monday it plans to use a company warehouse in California to assemble them a move that follows security concerns raised by some U.S. lawmakers http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-drones-china/chinas-dji-plans-to-build-drones-in-california-amid-u-s-security-concern-idUSKCN1TP2JP2019-06-25
Pending bipartisan legislation in the U.S. Congress would protect an estimated two million Dreamers from deportation as well as put them on a path to attaining citizenship NegativeWASHINGTON Former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden who is seeking the Democratic presidential nomination in 2020 called on Monday to grant citizenship to immigrants brought to the United States illegally as children and to invest more in border technology http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-election-biden-immigration/joe-biden-says-trump-re-election-strategy-relies-on-vilifying-immigrants-idUSKCN1TP1342019-06-25
After attending a religious march by Evangelical Christians on Thursday Bolsonaro said if Congress does not substantially reform Brazils political system he will consider running again in 2022 NegativeBRASILIA Less than six months since he took office rightwing President Jair Bolsonaro says he could run for a second term even though he promised during the election campaign to do away with reelection for Brazilian presidents http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-politics/brazils-bolsonaro-changes-view-says-could-run-for-re-election-idUSKCN1TM1XD2019-06-22
BRASILIA Rightwing President Jair Bolsonaro issued a new decree on Wednesday putting decisions on indigenous land claims in the hands of the Ministry of Agriculture four weeks after Congress rebuffed him on the move that is sought by Brazils farm lobby NegativeBRASILIA Rightwing President Jair Bolsonaro issued a new decree on Wednesday putting decisions on indigenous land claims in the hands of the Ministry of Agriculture four weeks after Congress rebuffed him on the move that is sought by Brazils farm lobby http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-politics-indigenous/brazils-bolsonaro-hands-indigenous-land-decisions-back-to-farm-sector-idUSKCN1TK37O2019-06-21
The decree goes into effect immediately but requires the approval of Congress within 120 days PositiveBRASILIA Rightwing President Jair Bolsonaro issued a new decree on Wednesday putting decisions on indigenous land claims in the hands of the Ministry of Agriculture four weeks after Congress rebuffed him on the move that is sought by Brazils farm lobby http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-politics-indigenous/brazils-bolsonaro-hands-indigenous-land-decisions-back-to-farm-sector-idUSKCN1TK37O2019-06-21
If Congress does not pass it before then it expires NeutralBRASILIA Rightwing President Jair Bolsonaro issued a new decree on Wednesday putting decisions on indigenous land claims in the hands of the Ministry of Agriculture four weeks after Congress rebuffed him on the move that is sought by Brazils farm lobby http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-politics-indigenous/brazils-bolsonaro-hands-indigenous-land-decisions-back-to-farm-sector-idUSKCN1TK37O2019-06-21
He has pleaded not guilty to charges of making false statements to Congress obstruction of justice and witness tampering PositiveWASHINGTON Federal prosecutors on Thursday accused U.S. President Donald Trumps former political adviser Roger Stone of violating a courtimposed media gag order by posting comments on social media about Special Counsel Robert Muellers investigation http://www.reuters.com/legal//www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-stone/u-s-prosecutors-say-ex-trump-adviser-stone-violated-court-imposed-media-gag-order-idUSKCN1TL2VW2019-06-21
WASHINGTON The U.S. Senate on Thursday voted to block the sale of billions of dollars in military sales to Saudi Arabia the United Arab Emirates and other countries rejecting President Donald Trumps decision to sidestep Congress review of such deals by declaring an emergency over Iran NegativeWASHINGTON The U.S. Senate on Thursday voted to block the sale of billions of dollars in military sales to Saudi Arabia the United Arab Emirates and other countries rejecting President Donald Trumps decision to sidestep Congress review of such deals by declaring an emergency over Iran http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-usa-saudi-arms/senate-rejects-saudi-arms-sales-in-rebuke-to-trump-idUSKCN1TL1VN2019-06-21
Despite Trumps veto threat members of Congress said they expect some Saudirelated legislation would come into effect this year NegativeWASHINGTON The U.S. Senate on Thursday voted to block the sale of billions of dollars in military sales to Saudi Arabia the United Arab Emirates and other countries rejecting President Donald Trumps decision to sidestep Congress review of such deals by declaring an emergency over Iran http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-usa-saudi-arms/senate-rejects-saudi-arms-sales-in-rebuke-to-trump-idUSKCN1TL1VN2019-06-21
We have convincing scientific evidence to prove said California Congressman Mark Takano a Democrat PositiveWASHINGTON The head of the U.S. federal agency in charge of mine safety said on Thursday he has no plans to fasttrack new limits for coal miner exposure to silica dust because he believes exposure rates are already falling http://www.reuters.com/news/health/article/us-usa-coal-blacklung/u-s-mine-regulator-says-no-rush-on-silica-limits-despite-black-lung-worries-idUSKCN1TL2NK2019-06-21
WASHINGTON Negotiations on Wednesday between the Trump administration and bipartisan leaders of the U.S. Congress failed to produce a deal on the overall levels of federal spending for the fiscal year starting on Oct NegativeWASHINGTON Negotiations on Wednesday between the Trump administration and bipartisan leaders of the U.S. Congress failed to produce a deal on the overall levels of federal spending for the fiscal year starting on Oct http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-budget-congress/u-s-congress-white-house-budget-debt-limit-talks-sputter-democrats-idUSKCN1TK31R2019-06-20
ASEA is part of the environment ministry and its executive director is a presidential appointee who does not need to be approved by the Congress PositiveMEXICO CITY Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obradors push to build a new oil refinery involves high risks of flooding and other environmental issues according to government documents published late on Tuesday but is described as otherwise viable http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mexico-pemex-refinery/mexicos-pemex-says-new-refinery-environmentally-viable-despite-risks-idUSKCN1TK25T2019-06-20
Democratic U.S. Representative Adam Schiff the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee on Wednesday said U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller must testify before Congress about his Russia investigation NegativeDemocratic U.S. Representative Adam Schiff the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee on Wednesday said U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller must testify before Congress about his Russia investigation http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-usa-congress-schiff/schiff-time-and-patience-are-running-out-for-mueller-testimony-idUSKCN1TK2A92019-06-20
The president and his lawyers have defiantly challenged the oversight authority of Congress a stance that Democrats have framed as an attack on the separation of powers NegativeWASHINGTON President Donald Trumps fondness for the U.S. Supreme Court could be tested by a series of legal disputes targeting him personally from his taxes and businesses to his 2016 election campaign that ultimately may be decided by the justices http://www.reuters.com/legal/article/us-usa-court-trump/as-legal-glare-turns-to-trump-his-faith-in-supreme-court-may-be-tested-idUSKCN1TK12L2019-06-20
WASHINGTON A leading U.S. House lawmaker on Tuesday called on Facebook Inc to halt development on its new cryptocurrency and for company executives to testify before Congress adding to global concerns about what the digital currency could mean for data privacy and security NegativeWASHINGTON A leading U.S. House lawmaker on Tuesday called on Facebook Inc to halt development on its new cryptocurrency and for company executives to testify before Congress adding to global concerns about what the digital currency could mean for data privacy and security http://www.reuters.com/legal/article/us-facebook-crypto-congress/u-s-lawmaker-calls-for-facebook-to-pause-cryptocurrency-project-idUSKCN1TJ2SJ2019-06-20
WASHINGTON The United Auto Workers will tell Congress on Thursday the union opposes the Trump administrations proposal to freeze fuel efficiency requirements at 2020 levels through 2026 according to written testimony NegativeWASHINGTON The United Auto Workers will tell Congress on Thursday the union opposes the Trump administrations proposal to freeze fuel efficiency requirements at 2020 levels through 2026 according to written testimony http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/us-autos-emissions-usa/uaw-opposes-trump-proposal-to-freeze-fuel-rules-at-2020-levels-testimony-idUSKCN1TK2932019-06-20
WASHINGTON June 19 Negotiations on Wednesday between the Trump administration and bipartisan leaders of the U.S. Congress failed to produce a deal on the overall levels of federal spending for the fiscal year starting on Oct NegativeWASHINGTON June 19 Negotiations on Wednesday between the Trump administration and bipartisan leaders of the U.S. Congress failed to produce a deal on the overall levels of federal spending for the fiscal year starting on Oct http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/usa-budget-congress/u-s-congress-white-house-budget-debt-limit-talks-sputter-democrats-idUSW1N22K01X2019-06-20
WASHINGTON Negotiations on Wednesday between the Trump administration and top officials in the U.S. Congress failed to produce a deal on overall federal spending levels for the fiscal year starting on Oct NegativeWASHINGTON Negotiations on Wednesday between the Trump administration and top officials in the U.S. Congress failed to produce a deal on overall federal spending levels for the fiscal year starting on Oct http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-budget-congress/u-s-congress-white-house-budget-debt-limit-talks-sputter-democrats-idUSKCN1TK31R2019-06-20
Other regulators lawmakers and government officials around the globe immediately issued critical statements about the matter with a senior U.S. lawmaker asking Facebook to halt development and testify before Congress NegativeSAN YORK Facebook Inc announced ambitious plans on Tuesday to launch a new global cryptocurrency called Libra part of an effort to expand into digital payments that immediately raised privacy concerns http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-facebook-crypto/facebook-reveals-libra-cryptocurrency-sparking-new-privacy-concerns-idUSKCN1TJ0TN2019-06-19
WASHINGTON June 18 U.S. House Financial Services Committee Chairwoman Maxine Waters said Tuesday that Facebook Inc should halt development of its announced cryptocurrency until Congress and regulators conduct a review NegativeWASHINGTON June 18 U.S. House Financial Services Committee Chairwoman Maxine Waters said Tuesday that Facebook Inc should halt development of its announced cryptocurrency until Congress and regulators conduct a review http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/facebook-crypto-house/senior-u-s-lawmaker-says-facebook-should-halt-cryptocurrency-project-pending-review-idUSL2N23P1JF2019-06-19
WASHINGTON June 18 A senior Republican lawmaker wants Congress to promptly examine Facebook Incs decision to launch its own cryptocurrency PositiveWASHINGTON June 18 A senior Republican lawmaker wants Congress to promptly examine Facebook Incs decision to launch its own cryptocurrency http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/facebook-crypto-congress/u-s-lawmaker-calls-for-hearing-into-facebooks-cryptocurrency-idUSL2N23P1F82019-06-19
So long as a state is not boneheaded enough to express its real purpose in the Roberts wrote the state will have free rein to subvert Congresss judgment on nuclear safety NegativeWASHINGTON The largestknown U.S. uranium deposit will remain firmly under ground after the Supreme Court on Monday upheld Virginias ban on mining the radioactive metal rebuffing a challenge backed by President Donald Trumps administration to the 1982 moratorium http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-court-uranium/virginia-ban-on-uranium-mining-upheld-by-u-s-supreme-court-idUSKCN1TI1R62019-06-18
The plan will likely encounter stiff opposition in Congress NeutralWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trumps administration on Monday cut hundreds of millions of dollars in aid to El Salvador Guatemala and Honduras after Trump blasted the three countries because thousands of their citizens had sought asylum at the U.S. border with Mexico http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-usa-immigration-trump/as-promised-trump-slashes-aid-to-central-america-over-migrants-idUSKCN1TI2C72019-06-18
Without elaborating she Working with Congress we will reprogram those funds to other priorities as appropriate PositiveWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trumps administration on Monday cut hundreds of millions of dollars in aid to El Salvador Guatemala and Honduras after Trump blasted the three countries because thousands of their citizens had sought asylum at the U.S. border with Mexico http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-usa-immigration-trump/as-promised-trump-slashes-aid-to-central-america-over-migrants-idUSKCN1TI2C72019-06-18
While the U.S. Congress created the accounting board to police the work of publiccompany auditors the SEC retains the authority to inspect auditors on its own PositiveWASHINGTON KPMG LLP has agreed to pay a million fine over allegations former staffers used stolen information to alter some of the accounting firms previous audit work and cheated on training exams the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission said on Monday http://www.reuters.com/legal//www.reuters.com/article/us-kpmg-usa/kpmg-fined-50-million-for-using-stolen-data-exam-fraud-u-s-sec-idUSKCN1TI1PO2019-06-18
WASHINGTON U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin did not violate the law by refusing to provide President Donald Trumps tax returns to Congress because the confidentiality of returns is protected under the law the Justice Department said in a legal opinion released on Friday PositiveWASHINGTON U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin did not violate the law by refusing to provide President Donald Trumps tax returns to Congress because the confidentiality of returns is protected under the law the Justice Department said in a legal opinion released on Friday http://www.reuters.com/legal/article/us-usa-trump-taxes/mnuchin-on-solid-ground-in-withholding-trump-tax-returns-justice-department-idUSKCN1TF2M82019-06-16
WASHINGTON The Trump administration and Congress still owe the District of Columbia government million for expenses related to the 2017 presidential inauguration the Washington Post reported on Friday raising questions about who will foot the bill for the presidents planned July 4 speech at the Lincoln Memorial PositiveWASHINGTON The Trump administration and Congress still owe the District of Columbia government million for expenses related to the 2017 presidential inauguration the Washington Post reported on Friday raising questions about who will foot the bill for the presidents planned July 4 speech at the Lincoln Memorial http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-inauguration/trump-administration-owes-d-c-government-7-million-for-inauguration-washington-post-idUSKCN1TG0HK2019-06-16
WASHINGTON A senior Democrat on a congressional panel seeking President Donald Trumps tax returns warned on Saturday that the current Congress may not see the longsought tax documents without launching an impeachment inquiry PositiveWASHINGTON A senior Democrat on a congressional panel seeking President Donald Trumps tax returns warned on Saturday that the current Congress may not see the longsought tax documents without launching an impeachment inquiry http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-congress-taxes/house-democrat-says-current-congress-may-not-see-trump-taxes-idUSKCN1TG0ME2019-06-16
The current Congress is due to end in January 2021 NeutralWASHINGTON A senior Democrat on a congressional panel seeking President Donald Trumps tax returns warned on Saturday that the current Congress may not see the longsought tax documents without launching an impeachment inquiry http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-congress-taxes/house-democrat-says-current-congress-may-not-see-trump-taxes-idUSKCN1TG0ME2019-06-16
We pay every penny we Amazon said Congress designed tax laws to encourage companies to reinvest in the American economy PositiveWASHINGTON Democratic presidential hopeful Joe Biden on Thursday took umbrage with ecommerce giant Amazon http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-election-biden-amazon-com/biden-criticizes-amazon-for-not-paying-federal-taxes-in-2018-idUSKCN1TE3BZ2019-06-16
Against the backdrop of Yellowstones Old Faithful Geyser U.S. Vice President Mike Pence on Thursday urged Congress to dedicate billions of dollars in federal energy revenues for repairs to aging facilities at Americas national parks NeutralOLD FAITHFUL Wyo http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-parks/pence-urges-spending-to-repair-well-worn-u-s-national-parks-idUSKCN1TF02P2019-06-15
Speaking in Congress Marquez said Mexicos government would also initiate bilateral and multilateral procedures to defend its trade interests if the United States were to introduce tariffs NegativeMEXICO CITY Mexico will be ready to retaliate in kind if the U.S. government imposes tariffs on Mexican exports to the United States Mexican Economy Minister Graciela Marquez said on Friday http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-usa-trade-mexico-marquez/mexico-ready-to-retaliate-if-u-s-imposes-tariffs-minister-idUSKCN1TF2JS2019-06-15
Mexicos Congress has not warmed to the idea NeutralMEXICO CITY Resistance is growing in Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obradors ruling coalition to a migration deal struck last week with U.S. President Donald Trump to avert punitive trade tariffs as the implications of the accord become clearer http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-usa-trade-mexico-opposition/trump-migration-deal-meets-mounting-resistance-in-mexico-idUSKCN1TF2FD2019-06-15
Porfirio Munoz Ledo a MORENA veteran who is president of the lower house of Congress said Washingtons safe third country demand would be an unacceptable loss of sovereignty NegativeMEXICO CITY Resistance is growing in Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obradors ruling coalition to a migration deal struck last week with U.S. President Donald Trump to avert punitive trade tariffs as the implications of the accord become clearer http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-usa-trade-mexico-opposition/trump-migration-deal-meets-mounting-resistance-in-mexico-idUSKCN1TF2FD2019-06-15
SAO PAULO The Brazilian Supreme Court ruled on Thursday that homophobia should be criminalized under existing legislation until Congress creates a specific law for the subject weighing in on a topic that has drawn the ire of President Jair Bolsonaro NegativeSAO PAULO The Brazilian Supreme Court ruled on Thursday that homophobia should be criminalized under existing legislation until Congress creates a specific law for the subject weighing in on a topic that has drawn the ire of President Jair Bolsonaro http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-homophobia/brazil-supreme-court-rules-homophobia-a-crime-idUSKCN1TF02N2019-06-15
The sanctions which the U.S. Congress will consider if the purchase goes ahead while largely undefined to date cast a further shadow over Turkeys economy and financial it added NegativeISTANBUL Moodys cut Turkeys sovereign credit rating deeper into territory on Friday saying the risk of a balance of payments crisis continued to rise and with it the risk of a government default http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-turkey-moody-s/moodys-downgrades-turkey-rating-to-b1-ministry-challenges-move-idUSKCN1TF2OC2019-06-15
also served in Congress represents conservative portions of San Diego and Riverside counties in a seat that is generally considered safe for Republicans NeutralSAN DIEGO Calif http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-congress-crime-hunter/after-a-family-vacation-in-italy-u-s-congressmans-wife-admits-to-misusing-campaign-funds-idUSKCN1TE2ZM2019-06-14
The committee which is investigating Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election said it had issued the subpoenas after Flynn and Gates declined to cooperate fully with Congress NegativeWASHINGTON The U.S. House of Representatives Intelligence Committee has issued subpoenas against former White House adviser Michael Flynn and President Donald Trumps former deputy campaign chairman Rick Gates the panel said in a statement on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-congress-subpoenas/house-intelligence-panel-subpoenas-ex-trump-advisers-flynn-gates-idUSKCN1TE1UV2019-06-14
Democrats in Congress have oscillated on their views on the Trump administrations trade policy at times being critical but at others supportive including encouraging Trump to be tough on China PositiveLANSING Mich http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-election-trade/as-democratic-voters-warm-to-free-trade-white-house-candidates-struggle-for-positions-idUSKCN1TE19X2019-06-14
WASHINGTON The U.S. House Oversight Committee voted on Wednesday to approve contempt of Congress citations against Attorney General William Barr and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross for defying congressional subpoenas related to the U.S. Census NegativeWASHINGTON The U.S. House Oversight Committee voted on Wednesday to approve contempt of Congress citations against Attorney General William Barr and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross for defying congressional subpoenas related to the U.S. Census http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-congress-contempt/house-panel-approves-contempt-citations-against-barr-ross-idUSKCN1TD2OQ2019-06-14
WASHINGTON The head of the U.S. Federal Housing Finance Agency said on Thursday that Congress should create a explicit guarantee for governmentsponsored enterprises Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac PositiveWASHINGTON The head of the U.S. Federal Housing Finance Agency said on Thursday that Congress should create a explicit guarantee for governmentsponsored enterprises Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/us-usa-housing-financing/u-s-housing-finance-chief-says-congress-should-create-explicit-guarantee-for-fannie-freddie-idUSKCN1TE2ZA2019-06-14
In May the lower house of Congress rebuffed Bolsonaros move to put decisions on indigenous land claims in the hands of the Ministry of Agriculture and kept them with Funai NegativeBRASILIA The head of Brazils indigenous affairs agency said on Tuesday he was fired due to pressure from the agriculture ministry which under President Jair Bolsonaro is seeking to open reservation lands to commercial agriculture and mining http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-politics-indigenous/brazil-indigenous-affairs-official-fired-amid-push-to-develop-reservation-land-idUSKCN1TD0582019-06-13
WASHINGTON U.S. Republican members of Congress pushed back on Wednesday against President Donald Trumps plan to sell billion in weapons to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates saying it was the administration used an emergency declaration to avoid Congressional review NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. Republican members of Congress pushed back on Wednesday against President Donald Trumps plan to sell billion in weapons to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates saying it was the administration used an emergency declaration to avoid Congressional review http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-usa-saudi-arms/republicans-in-congress-push-back-on-trump-weapons-packages-to-saudi-arabia-uae-idUSKCN1TD2JX2019-06-13
WASHINGTON The White House Office of Management and Budget has told the U.S. Congress it will now meet a twoyear deadline to ban federal contracts with companies that do business with Chinese telecom giant Huawei part of a defense law passed last year according to a letter seen by Reuters NegativeWASHINGTON The White House Office of Management and Budget has told the U.S. Congress it will now meet a twoyear deadline to ban federal contracts with companies that do business with Chinese telecom giant Huawei part of a defense law passed last year according to a letter seen by Reuters http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-usa-trade-huawei/white-house-says-it-will-meet-two-year-deadline-for-huawei-ban-for-contractors-idUSKCN1TE0332019-06-13
As we move forward to meet the statutory deadline without further delay we will work with Congress to address any unforeseen issues that Vought said PositiveWASHINGTON The White House Office of Management and Budget has told the U.S. Congress it will now meet a twoyear deadline to ban federal contracts with companies that do business with Chinese telecom giant Huawei part of a defense law passed last year according to a letter seen by Reuters http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-usa-trade-huawei/white-house-says-it-will-meet-two-year-deadline-for-huawei-ban-for-contractors-idUSKCN1TE0332019-06-13
WASHINGTON A U.S. House committee voted on Wednesday in favor of holding two of President Donald Trumps closest advisers in contempt of Congress for defying congressional subpoenas related to an effort to add a citizenship question to the 2020 U.S. Census PositiveWASHINGTON A U.S. House committee voted on Wednesday in favor of holding two of President Donald Trumps closest advisers in contempt of Congress for defying congressional subpoenas related to an effort to add a citizenship question to the 2020 U.S. Census http://www.reuters.com/legal//www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-congress/trump-moves-to-keep-census-documents-sought-by-congress-under-wraps-idUSKCN1TD1VC2019-06-13
WASHINGTON A power that the U.S. Congress has not wielded since the 1930s may remain unused for a while longer as Democrats turn to the courts not longdormant rules to press home investigations of President Donald Trump and his administration NegativeWASHINGTON A power that the U.S. Congress has not wielded since the 1930s may remain unused for a while longer as Democrats turn to the courts not longdormant rules to press home investigations of President Donald Trump and his administration http://www.reuters.com/legal/article/us-usa-trump-congress-power/in-trump-probes-congress-wary-of-power-to-arrest-fine-idUSKCN1TD2K92019-06-13
In recent years Congress has preferred largely to rely on federal courts to put some bite into socalled congressional contempt citations against people who ignore subpoenas in its investigations NegativeWASHINGTON A power that the U.S. Congress has not wielded since the 1930s may remain unused for a while longer as Democrats turn to the courts not longdormant rules to press home investigations of President Donald Trump and his administration http://www.reuters.com/legal/article/us-usa-trump-congress-power/in-trump-probes-congress-wary-of-power-to-arrest-fine-idUSKCN1TD2K92019-06-13
Asked about dusting off Congresss power to jail subpoena resisters Representative Karen Bass another committee member and Democrat said I cant imagine that happening NegativeWASHINGTON A power that the U.S. Congress has not wielded since the 1930s may remain unused for a while longer as Democrats turn to the courts not longdormant rules to press home investigations of President Donald Trump and his administration http://www.reuters.com/legal/article/us-usa-trump-congress-power/in-trump-probes-congress-wary-of-power-to-arrest-fine-idUSKCN1TD2K92019-06-13
WASHINGTON Jon Stewart the popular former host of the latenight comedy program The Daily Show criticized members of Congress for not attending a hearing on Tuesday on renewing funding for a program that provides health care to first responders who were sickened responding to the Sept NegativeWASHINGTON Jon Stewart the popular former host of the latenight comedy program The Daily Show criticized members of Congress for not attending a hearing on Tuesday on renewing funding for a program that provides health care to first responders who were sickened responding to the Sept http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-congress-stewart/comedian-jon-stewart-assails-congress-for-ignoring-9-11-first-responders-fund-idUSKCN1TC2L62019-06-12
WASHINGTON The U.S. House of Representatives Oversight Committee plans to vote on Wednesday on whether to hold Attorney General William Barr and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross in contempt of Congress for stonewalling a probe into an alleged scheme to politicize the 2020 U.S. Census NegativeWASHINGTON The U.S. House of Representatives Oversight Committee plans to vote on Wednesday on whether to hold Attorney General William Barr and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross in contempt of Congress for stonewalling a probe into an alleged scheme to politicize the 2020 U.S. Census http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-congress-census/house-panel-to-vote-wednesday-on-whether-two-trump-officials-are-in-contempt-of-congress-idUSKCN1TB2M22019-06-11
Because they are in contempt of Congress on Wednesday the Committee will vote to move forward to enforce our bipartisan he said NegativeWASHINGTON The U.S. House of Representatives Oversight Committee plans to vote on Wednesday on whether to hold Attorney General William Barr and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross in contempt of Congress for stonewalling a probe into an alleged scheme to politicize the 2020 U.S. Census http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-congress-census/house-panel-to-vote-wednesday-on-whether-two-trump-officials-are-in-contempt-of-congress-idUSKCN1TB2M22019-06-11
Vice Admiral Mathias Winter the head of the Pentagons F35 office has testified to Congress that future potential foreign military sales customers include Singapore Greece Romania Spain and Poland PositiveWASHINGTON The U.S. Department of Defense has a agreement with Lockheed Martin Co to cut 8 http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-defense-f35/pentagon-gets-8-8-discount-in-34-billion-f-35-jet-deal-idUSKCN1TB27T2019-06-11
He did not provide details but threatened tariffs if Mexicos Congress did not approve the plan NegativeWASHINGTON President Donald Trump on Monday hinted more details were to come about a migration pact the United States signed with Mexico last week saying another portion of the deal with Mexico would need to be ratified by Mexican lawmakers http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-usa-trade-mexico/trump-threatens-more-tariffs-on-mexico-over-part-of-immigration-deal-idUSKCN1TB1822019-06-11
Such a change would require legal changes that would take at least 90 days and would need to be ratified by Mexicos Congress NeutralWASHINGTON President Donald Trump on Monday hinted more details were to come about a migration pact the United States signed with Mexico last week saying another portion of the deal with Mexico would need to be ratified by Mexican lawmakers http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-usa-trade-mexico/trump-threatens-more-tariffs-on-mexico-over-part-of-immigration-deal-idUSKCN1TB1822019-06-11
Congressman Marcelo Ramos who heads the pension reform committee in the lower house of Congress said he and his colleagues had a responsibility not to slow their work NegativeSAO PAULO Brazilian Justice Minister Sergio Moro and federal prosecutors scrambled to respond on Monday to reports published by news website The Intercept based on what it said were leaked messages from a corruption probe http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-corruption/brazils-moro-prosecutors-scramble-to-react-to-leaked-messages-idUSKCN1TB24C2019-06-11
Trumps lawsuit filed on April 22 argued that the committees subpoena exceeded constitutional limits on the power of Congress to investigate NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday asked an appeals court to overturn a ruling that his accounting firm must turn over his financial records from before he was president to the Democratcontrolled House of Representatives Oversight Committee http://www.reuters.com/legal/article/us-usa-trump-mazars/trump-urges-appeals-court-to-block-subpoena-for-his-accounting-records-idUSKCN1TB2N92019-06-11
U.S. Senator Kamala Harris registered and U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar and former Texas Congressman Beto ORourke are both at NeutralDES MOINES Iowa Former Vice President Joe Biden still leads the Democratic pack of presidential contenders in a poll of Iowa voters released on Saturday with Bernie Sanders Elizabeth Warren and Pete Buttigieg in a tight battle for second place http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-election-iowa-poll/biden-still-leads-in-2020-iowa-poll-three-others-fight-for-second-idUSKCN1TA00R2019-06-10
WASHINGTON The White House Office of Management and Budget has asked the U.S. Congress for more time to phase in a ban on federal contracts with companies that do business with Chinese telecom giant Huawei part of a defense law passed last year NegativeWASHINGTON The White House Office of Management and Budget has asked the U.S. Congress for more time to phase in a ban on federal contracts with companies that do business with Chinese telecom giant Huawei part of a defense law passed last year http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trade-huawei/white-house-seeks-delay-on-huawei-ban-for-contractors-idUSKCN1TA0T12019-06-10
WASHINGTON The U.S. House Oversight Committee plans to vote next week on holding Attorney General William Barr and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross in contempt of Congress for stonewalling a probe into an alleged scheme to politicize the 2020 U.S. Census NegativeWASHINGTON The U.S. House Oversight Committee plans to vote next week on holding Attorney General William Barr and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross in contempt of Congress for stonewalling a probe into an alleged scheme to politicize the 2020 U.S. Census http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-congress-census/house-panel-weighs-holding-trump-cabinet-members-in-contempt-over-census-idUSKCN1T82C32019-06-08
Inflation coming I hope tweeted Rodrigo Maia president of Brazils lower house of Congress on Friday NeutralBRASILIA Brazils President Jair Bolsonaro on Friday said his government would consider a monetary union with Argentina after his countrys central bank denied any such plans are being drawn up http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-economy-currency/brazils-bolsonaro-doubles-down-on-monetary-union-with-argentina-idUSKCN1T81II2019-06-08
WASHINGTON Democrats in the U.S. Congress have asked President Donald Trump to reconsider plans for a speech at the Lincoln Memorial during annual Independence Day celebrations saying it could turn a traditionally nonpartisan event into a campaign rally NegativeWASHINGTON Democrats in the U.S. Congress have asked President Donald Trump to reconsider plans for a speech at the Lincoln Memorial during annual Independence Day celebrations saying it could turn a traditionally nonpartisan event into a campaign rally http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-julyfourth/democrats-ask-trump-to-rethink-independence-day-speech-as-his-plans-proceed-apace-idUSKCN1T72MN2019-06-08
This resolution will allow Congress to hold the president accountable PositiveWASHINGTON U.S. congressional Democrats moved closer on Thursday to suing in federal court for access to the unredacted Mueller report on Russian election meddling and its underlying evidence taking a step bound to intensify their clash with President Donald Trump http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-usa-trump-congress/house-democrats-move-to-fight-trumps-stonewalling-in-court-idUSKCN1T72GE2019-06-07
Trumps relationship with Deutsche Bank has been a focal point for Democratic Party investigators in Congress as the bank has served as a principle lender for Trumps real estate business NeutralWASHINGTON A group of U.S. Senate Democrats is urging the Federal Reserve to investigate Deutsche Bank AGs relationship with President Donald Trump and his soninlaw and adviser Jared Kushner http://www.reuters.com/subjects/banks/article/us-usa-fed-deutsche-bank/senate-democrats-seek-fed-probe-into-deutsche-bank-and-trump-idUSKCN1T72HQ2019-06-07
WASHINGTON The only committee of the U.S. Congress running a genuinely bipartisan probe of Russian meddling in U.S. politics has still had no word from the Trump administration on briefing the panel about the Mueller reports counterintelligence findings congressional sources said on Wednesday NegativeWASHINGTON The only committee of the U.S. Congress running a genuinely bipartisan probe of Russian meddling in U.S. politics has still had no word from the Trump administration on briefing the panel about the Mueller reports counterintelligence findings congressional sources said on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-congress-intelligence/still-no-briefing-for-senate-intel-panel-on-mueller-report-sources-idUSKCN1T62VG2019-06-06
An undercount of immigrants could cost their communities a decades worth of federal funding as well as seats in the U.S. Congress and state legislatures PositiveNEW YORK Plaintiffs suing the Trump administration over the inclusion of a citizenship question on the 2020 census have until July 12 to file briefs explaining why they believe the government should be sanctioned for allegedly concealing evidence a federal judge said on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-court-census/trump-administration-will-have-to-defend-claim-of-deceit-over-census-question-idUSKCN1T611U2019-06-06
WASHINGTON The House Oversight Committee said on Wednesday it will move forward with a vote to hold Attorney General William Barr and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross in contempt of Congress if they do not comply with a subpoena for documents related to the Trump administrations handling of the U.S. Census NegativeWASHINGTON The House Oversight Committee said on Wednesday it will move forward with a vote to hold Attorney General William Barr and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross in contempt of Congress if they do not comply with a subpoena for documents related to the Trump administrations handling of the U.S. Census http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-census-contempt/house-panel-steps-up-contempt-threat-against-barr-ross-over-census-documents-idUSKCN1T61ZR2019-06-06
WASHINGTON If President Donald Trump follows through on his threat to impose acrosstheboard tariffs on Mexican goods entering the United States the U.S. Congress will likely try to halt the action with legislation that would face formidable hurdles to enactment NegativeWASHINGTON If President Donald Trump follows through on his threat to impose acrosstheboard tariffs on Mexican goods entering the United States the U.S. Congress will likely try to halt the action with legislation that would face formidable hurdles to enactment http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-usa-trade-mexico-congress-explainer/explainer-how-the-u-s-congress-could-challenge-trump-tariffs-on-mexico-idUSKCN1T62U02019-06-06
Here is how Congress could NeutralWASHINGTON If President Donald Trump follows through on his threat to impose acrosstheboard tariffs on Mexican goods entering the United States the U.S. Congress will likely try to halt the action with legislation that would face formidable hurdles to enactment http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-usa-trade-mexico-congress-explainer/explainer-how-the-u-s-congress-could-challenge-trump-tariffs-on-mexico-idUSKCN1T62U02019-06-06
Much of the debate centered on the constitutional issue of whether Trump had the power to unilaterally spend taxpayer dollars an activity normally reserved for Congress NegativeWASHINGTON If President Donald Trump follows through on his threat to impose acrosstheboard tariffs on Mexican goods entering the United States the U.S. Congress will likely try to halt the action with legislation that would face formidable hurdles to enactment http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-usa-trade-mexico-congress-explainer/explainer-how-the-u-s-congress-could-challenge-trump-tariffs-on-mexico-idUSKCN1T62U02019-06-06
BRASILIA Brazils lower house of Congress on Wednesday approved a constitutional amendment to increase lawmakers control over public spending giving the government even less fiscal maneuvering room PositiveBRASILIA Brazils lower house of Congress on Wednesday approved a constitutional amendment to increase lawmakers control over public spending giving the government even less fiscal maneuvering room http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-politics-budget/brazils-congress-grants-lawmakers-greater-say-on-federal-budget-idUSKCN1T62O92019-06-06
BRASILIA Brazils Supreme Court on Wednesday postponed a decision on whether asset sales by state companies require authorization by Congress pushing to Thursday a ruling with major implications for the divestment plans of staterun oil company Petroleo Brasileiro SA or Petrobras NegativeBRASILIA Brazils Supreme Court on Wednesday postponed a decision on whether asset sales by state companies require authorization by Congress pushing to Thursday a ruling with major implications for the divestment plans of staterun oil company Petroleo Brasileiro SA or Petrobras http://www.reuters.com/finance/dealshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-petrobras-divestiture-ruling/brazil-court-ruling-affecting-petrobras-sales-pushed-to-thursday-idUSKCN1T62TL2019-06-06
Announcing their plan to introduce the 22 resolutions the senators said Trumps action is at odds with longstanding practice and cooperation between Congress and the executive branch PositiveWASHINGTON Republican and Democratic U.S. senators said on Wednesday they would introduce legislation to block President Donald Trumps plan for billion in military sales to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates without congressional review http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-usa-saudi-arms/republican-democratic-senators-seek-to-block-trump-saudi-arms-sales-idUSKCN1T61PL2019-06-06
The Arms Export Control Act gives Congress the right to stop a major weapons sale by passing a resolution of disapproval in both the Senate and House NegativeWASHINGTON Republican and Democratic U.S. senators said on Wednesday they would introduce legislation to block President Donald Trumps plan for billion in military sales to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates without congressional review http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-usa-saudi-arms/republican-democratic-senators-seek-to-block-trump-saudi-arms-sales-idUSKCN1T61PL2019-06-06
Congress has urged Trump to impose such sanctions NegativeWASHINGTON The escalating trade war between the United States and China has gone beyond tariffs as the countries increase pressure on each other to cede ground http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-usa-trade-china-levers-explainer/explainer-u-s-china-trade-war-the-levers-they-can-pull-idUSKCN1T62KY2019-06-06
Ohio members of Congress urged Barra to add an electric vehicle at Lordstown or shift production of its Mexicanmade Chevrolet Blazer to the plant NegativeWASHINGTON General Motors Chief Executive Mary Barra on Wednesday defended the automakers plan to sell an assembly plant in Ohio arguing the plan to sell the plant to an electric vehicle startup was thoroughly vetted and had a chance of success http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/us-autos-gm-congress-exclusive/exclusive-gm-ceo-defends-plan-to-sell-ohio-plant-to-startup-idUSKCN1T627O2019-06-06
The U.S. Constitution empowers Congress to impeach and remove the president from office but no president has ever been removed as a direct result of a Senate impeachment trial NegativeImpeachment of a U.S. president does not mean an immediate ouster from office or as House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi put it on Wednesday a bye bye birdie http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-impeachment-explainer/explainer-impeachment-is-not-a-quick-bye-bye-birdie-pelosi-idUSKCN1T62MS2019-06-06
Women lawmakers in the U.S. Congress recently took steps to lift the ban introducing legislation that would permanently shut down the controversial policy NegativeOne had tried to induce an abortion with a knitting needle it said http://www.reuters.com/subjects/supreme-courthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-women-conference-abortion/u-s-global-abortion-policy-causing-deaths-researchers-say-idUSKCN1T626P2019-06-06
The president warned Republicans in Congress not to block his efforts PositiveCITY Defying increasing criticism from within his own party U.S. President Donald Trump said on Tuesday he would likely go ahead with new tariffs on imports from Mexico to pressure it to clamp down on rising numbers of migrants entering the United States http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-usa-trade-mexico/trump-defies-own-party-to-push-ahead-with-mexican-tariff-threat-idUSKCN1T51GR2019-06-05
U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday warned fellow Republicans in Congress not to block his efforts to impose tariffs on Mexico as part of his broader immigration fight amid reports that lawmakers are considering steps to block his latest trade salvo NegativeU.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday warned fellow Republicans in Congress not to block his efforts to impose tariffs on Mexico as part of his broader immigration fight amid reports that lawmakers are considering steps to block his latest trade salvo http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-usa-trade-mexico-congress/trump-says-republicans-would-be-foolish-to-block-mexican-tariffs-idUSKCN1T51ZP2019-06-05
A further complication comes from labor unions and sections of Ramaphosas governing African National Congress party that vehemently oppose efforts to trim the two firms bloated workforces NegativeJOHANNESBURG President Cyril Ramaphosas mission to fix two of South Africas most troubled state companies power firm Eskom and South African Airways could take longer than planned after their chief executives quit within a week of each other http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-economy/departures-at-south-african-state-firms-could-drag-out-ramaphosas-reforms-idUSKCN1T50KN2019-06-05
JOHANNESBURG South Africas governing African National Congress has not decided to expand the central banks mandate the head of the partys economic transformation committee told Reuters rebutting comments by another senior party official which hurt the rand NegativeJOHANNESBURG South Africas governing African National Congress has not decided to expand the central banks mandate the head of the partys economic transformation committee told Reuters rebutting comments by another senior party official which hurt the rand http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-economy-cenbank-anc/south-africas-anc-has-not-decided-to-expand-central-bank-mandate-economic-chief-idUSKCN1T52O02019-06-05
WASHINGTON The U.S. House of Representatives will vote next week on whether to hold Attorney General William Barr and former White House counsel Don McGahn in contempt of Congress for failing to comply with subpoenas related to the probe into Russian meddling in the 2016 election the No NegativeWASHINGTON The U.S. House of Representatives will vote next week on whether to hold Attorney General William Barr and former White House counsel Don McGahn in contempt of Congress for failing to comply with subpoenas related to the probe into Russian meddling in the 2016 election the No http://www.reuters.com/legal/article/us-usa-trump-congress-barr/house-to-vote-next-week-on-whether-to-find-barr-mcgahn-in-contempt-idUSKCN1T42V82019-06-05
WASHINGTON The top U.S. law enforcement officer and the Commerce secretary will face a contempt of Congress vote unless they hand over documents by Thursday on efforts to put a citizenship question on the 2020 census the chairman of a House of Representatives panel warned on Monday NegativeWASHINGTON The top U.S. law enforcement officer and the Commerce secretary will face a contempt of Congress vote unless they hand over documents by Thursday on efforts to put a citizenship question on the 2020 census the chairman of a House of Representatives panel warned on Monday http://www.reuters.com/legal/article/us-usa-census-contempt/house-panel-threatens-contempt-of-congress-vote-against-barr-ross-idUSKCN1T42S52019-06-05
Congress has weighed in with hearings on big tech NegativeWASHINGTON Apple Inc Chief Executive Tim Cook denied that the company is a monopoly as the U.S. government gears up for a potentially unprecedented probe into whether the iPhone maker and other technology giants are misusing their massive market power http://www.reuters.com/news/technology/article/us-usa-technology-antitrust-apple/apple-ceo-says-u-s-scrutiny-fair-but-rejects-idea-company-is-a-monopoly-idUSKCN1T51PC2019-06-05
We need to make sure that next year Congress acts and we keep sending the right he said PositiveWASHINGTON A top U.S. Senator signaled some support on Tuesday for legislation permanently placing illicit chemical knockoffs of the extremely potent opioid fentanyl into the same legal class as heroin to boost prosecutions of traffickers and makers of the drugs a proposal championed by top federal officials http://www.reuters.com/news/health/article/us-usa-congress-fentanyl/top-lawmaker-signals-support-to-classify-all-illicit-fentanyl-copycats-like-heroin-idUSKCN1T51592019-06-05
The U.S. Constitution empowers Congress to impeach the president although no president has ever been removed from office as a direct result of this arduous procedure NegativeU.S. President Donald Trump under growing pressure from numerous investigations of him and his administration last week scorned talk of being removed from office via the impeachment process as dirty filthy disgusting http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-impeachment-explainer/explainer-what-would-it-take-for-u-s-congress-to-impeach-trump-idUSKCN1T41952019-06-04
WASHINGTON The top U.S. law enforcement officer and the Commerce secretary will face a contempt of Congress vote unless they hand over documents by Thursday on efforts to put a citizenship question on the 2020 Census the chairman of a House of Representatives panel warned on Monday NegativeWASHINGTON The top U.S. law enforcement officer and the Commerce secretary will face a contempt of Congress vote unless they hand over documents by Thursday on efforts to put a citizenship question on the 2020 Census the chairman of a House of Representatives panel warned on Monday http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-census-contempt/house-panel-threatens-contempt-of-congress-vote-against-barr-ross-idUSKCN1T42S52019-06-04
Cummings said the panel would consider postponing its contempt of Congress vote if Ross and Barr produced unredacted documents the committee had requested by Thursday NegativeWASHINGTON The top U.S. law enforcement officer and the Commerce secretary will face a contempt of Congress vote unless they hand over documents by Thursday on efforts to put a citizenship question on the 2020 Census the chairman of a House of Representatives panel warned on Monday http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-census-contempt/house-panel-threatens-contempt-of-congress-vote-against-barr-ross-idUSKCN1T42S52019-06-04
Eduardo Santillan also a Morena Mexico City Congressman said that now that sex work was decriminalized antitrafficking public policy should be strengthened PositiveTemistocles Villanueva a local representative with the ruling centerleft Morena party said the new law recognized that people had the right to engage in sex work http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mexico-sexwork-trafficking/mexico-city-to-decriminalize-sex-work-eyes-steps-to-cut-trafficking-idUSKCN1T30OM2019-06-03
We think that the big challenge of this Congress will be making both of these fundamental principles he said NeutralTemistocles Villanueva a local representative with the ruling centerleft Morena party said the new law recognized that people had the right to engage in sex work http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mexico-sexwork-trafficking/mexico-city-to-decriminalize-sex-work-eyes-steps-to-cut-trafficking-idUSKCN1T30OM2019-06-03
Trump is pushing Congress to change U.S. law to make it more difficult for the migrants to claim asylum NegativeMEXICO CITY Mexicos president on Saturday hinted his country could tighten migration controls to defuse U.S. President Donald Trumps threat to impose tariffs on Mexican goods and said he expected good from talks planned in Washington next week http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-usa-trade-mexico/mexican-president-hints-at-migration-concessions-to-defuse-u-s-trade-spat-idUSKCN1T237F2019-06-02
Trump has been restructuring his legal team as he shifts from dealing with Special Counsel Robert Muellers Russia probe to battling Democraticled investigations in the U.S. Congress NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump announced on Saturday that a member of his legal team Emmet Flood will leave his post later this month after helping him handle the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election campaign http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-usa-trump-lawyer/trump-says-lawyer-emmet-flood-leaving-in-june-idUSKCN1T23FU2019-06-02
WASHINGTON Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren called on Friday for Congress to pass a law that makes it clear the Justice Department can criminally indict a sitting president and charge the U.S. leader with obstructing justice NegativeWASHINGTON Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren called on Friday for Congress to pass a law that makes it clear the Justice Department can criminally indict a sitting president and charge the U.S. leader with obstructing justice http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-election-warren/democratic-presidential-contender-warren-seeks-law-allowing-presidents-to-be-indicted-idUSKCN1T11MS2019-06-02
Congress should make it clear that presidents can be indicted for criminal activity including obstruction of justice NegativeWASHINGTON Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren called on Friday for Congress to pass a law that makes it clear the Justice Department can criminally indict a sitting president and charge the U.S. leader with obstructing justice http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-election-warren/democratic-presidential-contender-warren-seeks-law-allowing-presidents-to-be-indicted-idUSKCN1T11MS2019-06-02
Yet another avenue is to go to the U.S. Congress said Steven Schwinn a professor at the John Marshall Law School in Chicago NeutralU.S. President Donald Trumps proposal to impose a tariff on all Mexican goods to push Mexico to halt a surge in illegal immigrants is likely to be challenged in court and will test the scope of the presidents emergency powers http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-usa-trade-mexico-legal-analysis/trumps-mexican-tariffs-test-limits-of-u-s-emergency-powers-legal-experts-idUSKCN1T12AB2019-06-01
Congress doesnt need to delegate this kind of authority to the president and particularly this said Schwinn NeutralU.S. President Donald Trumps proposal to impose a tariff on all Mexican goods to push Mexico to halt a surge in illegal immigrants is likely to be challenged in court and will test the scope of the presidents emergency powers http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-usa-trade-mexico-legal-analysis/trumps-mexican-tariffs-test-limits-of-u-s-emergency-powers-legal-experts-idUSKCN1T12AB2019-06-01
If Congress wants to take back that authority they can take that back PositiveU.S. President Donald Trumps proposal to impose a tariff on all Mexican goods to push Mexico to halt a surge in illegal immigrants is likely to be challenged in court and will test the scope of the presidents emergency powers http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-usa-trade-mexico-legal-analysis/trumps-mexican-tariffs-test-limits-of-u-s-emergency-powers-legal-experts-idUSKCN1T12AB2019-06-01
WASHINGTON U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi the top Democrat in Washington on Friday said President Donald Trump was sowing chaos over the with his threat to slap tariffs on Mexican imports and she called on him to work with Congress on immigration reform NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi the top Democrat in Washington on Friday said President Donald Trump was sowing chaos over the with his threat to slap tariffs on Mexican imports and she called on him to work with Congress on immigration reform http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-usa-trade-mexico-pelosi/house-speaker-pelosi-blasts-trump-for-sowing-chaos-over-the-border-idUSKCN1T12F92019-06-01
Guedes insists the economy will improve if Congress approves the governments pension reform bill which seeks to generate public savings of 1 PositiveBRASILIA Brazils government is looking at assembling a fiscal stimulus package worth around 20 billion reais to revive flagging growth and prevent the economy from falling back into recession sources told Reuters http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-economy-stimulus/brazil-eyes-fiscal-boost-as-economy-flirts-with-recession-idUSKCN1T126B2019-06-01
New tariffs could also threaten a trade deal with Mexico and Canada that the White House is pushing Congress to approve NegativeWASHINGTON President Donald Trump on Friday pressured Mexico to stop people from crossing into the United States one day after threatening to impose new tariffs on Mexican imports in a bid to get the country to crack down on illegal immigration http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/us-usa-immigration-trump/trump-urges-mexico-to-finally-do-what-must-be-done-on-immigration-idUSKCN1T11NY2019-06-01
A federal judge rejected on Thursday an effort by the Trump administration to begin construction on a wall on the border with Mexico while it appeals a ruling that found funding for the wall was likely not authorized by Congress NegativeA federal judge rejected on Thursday an effort by the Trump administration to begin construction on a wall on the border with Mexico while it appeals a ruling that found funding for the wall was likely not authorized by Congress http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-immigration-court/u-s-judge-rejects-trump-administration-move-to-start-wall-construction-idUSKCN1T020S2019-05-31
7 billion from the Departments of Defense and Treasury toward wall construction after failing to convince Congress to provide the money NegativeA federal judge rejected on Thursday an effort by the Trump administration to begin construction on a wall on the border with Mexico while it appeals a ruling that found funding for the wall was likely not authorized by Congress http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-immigration-court/u-s-judge-rejects-trump-administration-move-to-start-wall-construction-idUSKCN1T020S2019-05-31
5 billion that Congress had approved for the military according to a court filing PositiveA federal judge rejected on Thursday an effort by the Trump administration to begin construction on a wall on the border with Mexico while it appeals a ruling that found funding for the wall was likely not authorized by Congress http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-immigration-court/u-s-judge-rejects-trump-administration-move-to-start-wall-construction-idUSKCN1T020S2019-05-31
Congress has approved PositiveA federal judge rejected on Thursday an effort by the Trump administration to begin construction on a wall on the border with Mexico while it appeals a ruling that found funding for the wall was likely not authorized by Congress http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-immigration-court/u-s-judge-rejects-trump-administration-move-to-start-wall-construction-idUSKCN1T020S2019-05-31
The refuge had been offlimits to oil and gas drilling until the end of 2017 when Congress passed a tax overhaul that included a mandate for oil leasing there NeutralANCHORAGE Alaska The U.S. Interior Department is determined to sell oil leases for the first time this year in the ecologically sensitive but presumably petroleumrich coastal plain of Alaskas Arctic National Wildlife Refuge a Trump administration official said on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-alaska-oil-refuge/u-s-vows-first-oil-lease-sale-in-alaska-arctic-refuge-this-year-idUSKCN1T10112019-05-31
BRASILIA Brazils President Jair Bolsonaro said on Thursday he is inclined to veto a provision in legislation recently passed by Congress ordering airlines to allow passengers to check in one piece of luggage of up to 23 kilograms free of charge on domestic flights NegativeBRASILIA Brazils President Jair Bolsonaro said on Thursday he is inclined to veto a provision in legislation recently passed by Congress ordering airlines to allow passengers to check in one piece of luggage of up to 23 kilograms free of charge on domestic flights http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-politics-airlines/brazils-bolsonaro-says-may-veto-free-23-kilo-bag-on-domestic-flights-idUSKCN1T02OR2019-05-31
BRASILIA An attempt by Brazils farright President Jair Bolsonaro and lawmakers backed by big agriculture to weaken environmental laws protecting the Amazon forest and other biomes has failed as Congress will not vote into law a decree that weakened existing legislation PositiveBRASILIA An attempt by Brazils farright President Jair Bolsonaro and lawmakers backed by big agriculture to weaken environmental laws protecting the Amazon forest and other biomes has failed as Congress will not vote into law a decree that weakened existing legislation http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-environment/attempt-to-weaken-brazil-law-protecting-forests-fails-idUSKCN1T00052019-05-31
Congress has a constitutional obligation to conduct oversight of the executive he said in a statement NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday scornfully rejected talk among Democrats about launching an impeachment inquiry against him in the aftermath of the Russia probe saying he did nothing to merit such an outcome http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-usa-trump/trump-says-impeachment-is-dirty-filthy-disgusting-word-idUSKCN1T01KP2019-05-31
WASHINGTON The Trump administration on Thursday took a procedural action aimed at speeding up a vote in Congress on the new North American trade deal but the move rankled House Speaker Nancy Pelosi who has sought more time to review the pact PositiveWASHINGTON The Trump administration on Thursday took a procedural action aimed at speeding up a vote in Congress on the new North American trade deal but the move rankled House Speaker Nancy Pelosi who has sought more time to review the pact http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/us-usa-trade-canada-report/white-house-moves-to-speed-vote-on-north-american-trade-deal-idUSKCN1T02FA2019-05-31
He added that he would continue to work with Congress to address concerns about labor and environmental enforcement and pharmaceutical pricing NegativeWASHINGTON The Trump administration on Thursday took a procedural action aimed at speeding up a vote in Congress on the new North American trade deal but the move rankled House Speaker Nancy Pelosi who has sought more time to review the pact http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/us-usa-trade-canada-report/white-house-moves-to-speed-vote-on-north-american-trade-deal-idUSKCN1T02FA2019-05-31
A Republican congressional aide told Reuters that the White House could opt to submit the pact at a point after the 30day mark if Congress needed more time NeutralWASHINGTON The Trump administration on Thursday took a procedural action aimed at speeding up a vote in Congress on the new North American trade deal but the move rankled House Speaker Nancy Pelosi who has sought more time to review the pact http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/us-usa-trade-canada-report/white-house-moves-to-speed-vote-on-north-american-trade-deal-idUSKCN1T02FA2019-05-31
OTTAWA U.S. Vice President Mike Pence said on Thursday he was pushing to get the U.S. Congress to ratify the new North American trade agreement this summer after both Canada and Mexico signaled they are ready to start the approval process PositiveOTTAWA U.S. Vice President Mike Pence said on Thursday he was pushing to get the U.S. Congress to ratify the new North American trade agreement this summer after both Canada and Mexico signaled they are ready to start the approval process http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/us-usa-trade-canada/u-s-wants-new-trade-pact-with-canada-mexico-passed-by-summer-pence-idUSKCN1T01KZ2019-05-31
Canada formally began the process on Wednesday and Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador on Thursday announced his governments intention to send the treaty to Mexicos Congress for ratification NeutralOTTAWA U.S. Vice President Mike Pence said on Thursday he was pushing to get the U.S. Congress to ratify the new North American trade agreement this summer after both Canada and Mexico signaled they are ready to start the approval process http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/us-usa-trade-canada/u-s-wants-new-trade-pact-with-canada-mexico-passed-by-summer-pence-idUSKCN1T01KZ2019-05-31
Stone has pleaded not guilty to charges of making false statements to Congress obstruction and witness tampering as part of Special Counsel Muellers investigation PositiveWASHINGTON President Donald Trumps longtime political adviser Roger Stone faced an uphill battle in court on Thursday as a federal judge poked holes in nearly every argument his lawyers made for why she should dismiss an indictment stemming from Robert Muellers investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-russia-stone/ex-trump-adviser-stone-faces-uphill-battle-in-quest-to-dismiss-indictment-idUSKCN1T01YU2019-05-31
Ramaphosa was inaugurated at the weekend two weeks after his ruling African National Congress saw its majority cut in national elections NeutralPRETORIA South Africas President Cyril Ramaphosa retained Tito Mboweni as finance minister and David Mabuza as deputy president on Wednesday as he appointed a new smaller cabinet http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-politics-cabinet/south-africas-ramaphosa-retains-mboweni-as-finance-minister-in-trimmed-cabinet-idUSKCN1SZ2JX2019-05-30
WASHINGTON U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller said on Wednesday his probe into Russian interference in the 2016 election was never going to end with criminal charges against President Donald Trump but he did not clear him and indicated it was up to Congress to decide whether he should be impeached NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller said on Wednesday his probe into Russian interference in the 2016 election was never going to end with criminal charges against President Donald Trump but he did not clear him and indicated it was up to Congress to decide whether he should be impeached http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-usa-trump-russia/mueller-says-he-could-not-charge-trump-as-congress-weighs-impeachment-idUSKCN1SZ1OC2019-05-30
The attorney general then concluded that it was appropriate to provide our report to Congress and the American people PositiveWASHINGTON The following is the full text of a statement on Wednesday by U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller on his investigation into Russia interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-usa-trump-russia-text/u-s-special-counsel-muellers-statement-on-russia-probe-idUSKCN1SZ23Q2019-05-30
I would not provide information beyond that which is already public in any appearance before Congress NegativeWASHINGTON The following is the full text of a statement on Wednesday by U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller on his investigation into Russia interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-usa-trump-russia-text/u-s-special-counsel-muellers-statement-on-russia-probe-idUSKCN1SZ23Q2019-05-30
The lawsuit will be an uphill battle because Congress has broad authority to protect us from perceived national security said Franklin Turner a government contracts lawyer at McCarter English NegativeHONG KONG Chinas Huawei Technologies Co Ltd has filed a legal motion seeking to declare a U.S. defense law unconstitutional in the telecom equipment makers latest bid to fight sanctions from Washington that threaten to push it out of global markets http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-huawei-tech-usa-filing/huawei-challenges-u-s-defense-bill-as-sanctions-fight-ramps-up-idUSKCN1SZ08C2019-05-30
WASHINGTON The U.S. Defense Department has briefed Congress on a report on rare earth minerals as it looks to reduce American reliance on China a Pentagon spokesman told Reuters on Wednesday amid mounting concern in Washington about Beijings role as a supplier NegativeWASHINGTON The U.S. Defense Department has briefed Congress on a report on rare earth minerals as it looks to reduce American reliance on China a Pentagon spokesman told Reuters on Wednesday amid mounting concern in Washington about Beijings role as a supplier http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-china-usa-rareearth-pentagon/eyeing-china-pentagon-briefs-congress-on-rare-earth-minerals-report-idUSKCN1SZ2C62019-05-30
story corrects throughout to reflect Pentagons official correction that it has briefed Congress about the report not submitted NeutralWASHINGTON The U.S. Defense Department has briefed Congress on a report on rare earth minerals as it looks to reduce American reliance on China a Pentagon spokesman told Reuters on Wednesday amid mounting concern in Washington about Beijings role as a supplier http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-china-usa-rareearth-pentagon/eyeing-china-pentagon-briefs-congress-on-rare-earth-minerals-report-idUSKCN1SZ2C62019-05-30
Pence Trumps point person for getting the deal through the U.S. Congress is scheduled to meet with Trudeau on Thursday to discuss USMCA ratification and other issues PositiveOTTAWA Canada moved to ratify a new North American Trade deal by formally presenting it to parliament on Wednesday less than 24 hours ahead of a visit by U.S. Vice President Mike Pence http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/us-usa-trade-canada/canada-moves-to-ratify-north-american-trade-deal-ahead-of-visit-by-u-s-vice-president-idUSKCN1SZ2O72019-05-30
Robert Muellers statement makes it Congress has a legal and moral obligation to begin impeachment proceedings Booker wrote on Twitter soon after Mueller finished speaking NegativeWASHINGTON Democratic presidential candidates ratcheted up the pressure on U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to start the process of impeaching President Donald Trump after Special Counsel Robert Muellers first public comments on his twoyear Russia probe http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-russia-democrats/democratic-presidential-hopefuls-push-for-impeachment-after-mueller-remarks-idUSKCN1SZ2NE2019-05-30
Leading contenders such as Harris U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts and former U.S. Congressman Beto ORourke of Texas had called for Trumps impeachment prior to Muellers remarks NegativeWASHINGTON Democratic presidential candidates ratcheted up the pressure on U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to start the process of impeaching President Donald Trump after Special Counsel Robert Muellers first public comments on his twoyear Russia probe http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-russia-democrats/democratic-presidential-hopefuls-push-for-impeachment-after-mueller-remarks-idUSKCN1SZ2NE2019-05-30
Another top contender South Bend Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg had previously said Trump to be impeached but said he would leave the decision to Congress NegativeWASHINGTON Democratic presidential candidates ratcheted up the pressure on U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to start the process of impeaching President Donald Trump after Special Counsel Robert Muellers first public comments on his twoyear Russia probe http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-russia-democrats/democratic-presidential-hopefuls-push-for-impeachment-after-mueller-remarks-idUSKCN1SZ2NE2019-05-30
WASHINGTON Democrats in the U.S. Congress on Wednesday slammed Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell for promising to fill a Supreme Court vacancy if one occurs during the 2020 presidential election year after he refused to do so in 2016 because of that years upcoming election NegativeWASHINGTON Democrats in the U.S. Congress on Wednesday slammed Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell for promising to fill a Supreme Court vacancy if one occurs during the 2020 presidential election year after he refused to do so in 2016 because of that years upcoming election http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-court-mcconnell/democrats-slam-mcconnells-stance-on-election-year-supreme-court-opening-idUSKCN1SZ2A02019-05-30
WASHINGTON President Donald Trump is restructuring his legal team with lawyers more at home in a courtroom than a television studio as he shifts from dealing with Special Counsel Robert Mueller to battling Democraticled investigations in the U.S. Congress NeutralWASHINGTON President Donald Trump is restructuring his legal team with lawyers more at home in a courtroom than a television studio as he shifts from dealing with Special Counsel Robert Mueller to battling Democraticled investigations in the U.S. Congress http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-attorneys/for-battles-with-congress-trump-reshapes-legal-defense-team-idUSKCN1SY0Y62019-05-30
Moro visiting Portugal said he was disappointed his ministry would lose the COAF but said it was a democratic decision by Congress NegativeBRASILIA Brazils Senate on Tuesday voted to approve rightwing President Jair Bolsonaros decree to revamp the executive branch averting a potential crisis that had sown doubt about his ability to obtain the congressional backing he needs to push through legislation http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-politics/brazils-bolsonaro-averts-crisis-as-senate-backs-his-move-to-cut-ministries-idUSKCN1SY29A2019-05-29
JOHANNESBURG South Africas deputy president David Mabuza was sworn in as a lawmaker on Tuesday after a weeks postponement for him to address accusations he brought the ruling African National Congress into disrepute the party said NegativeJOHANNESBURG South Africas deputy president David Mabuza was sworn in as a lawmaker on Tuesday after a weeks postponement for him to address accusations he brought the ruling African National Congress into disrepute the party said http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-mabuza/south-african-deputy-president-survives-disrepute-accusation-idUSKCN1SY0HT2019-05-29
To fail to pass it is going to be a signal to the U.S. Congress that it is still open for Manley told Reuters NegativeOTTAWA Canada took a first step toward ratifying the new North American trade agreement on Monday just three days ahead of U.S. Vice President Mike Pences trip to Ottawa to discuss the passage of the treaty http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-usa-trade-canada/canada-takes-first-step-towards-ratifying-new-north-american-trade-deal-idUSKCN1SX1T32019-05-28
SAO DE JANEIRO Supporters of Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro marched on Sunday in support of his agenda and against lawmakers whom they see standing in his way adding to tensions between the farright leader and Congress NegativeSAO DE JANEIRO Supporters of Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro marched on Sunday in support of his agenda and against lawmakers whom they see standing in his way adding to tensions between the farright leader and Congress http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-politics-protests/bolsonaro-supporters-march-to-pressure-brazils-congress-idUSKCN1SW0OZ2019-05-27
I hope the demonstrations influence Congress PositiveSAO DE JANEIRO Supporters of Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro marched on Sunday in support of his agenda and against lawmakers whom they see standing in his way adding to tensions between the farright leader and Congress http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-politics-protests/bolsonaro-supporters-march-to-pressure-brazils-congress-idUSKCN1SW0OZ2019-05-27
A lawyer for the Trumps argued earlier this week that the subpoenas exceeded the authority of Congress and were the epitome of an inquiry into private or personal matters NegativeWASHINGTON Deutsche Bank AG and Capital One Financial Corp will not have to immediately hand over the financial records of U.S. President Donald Trump three of his children and the Trump Organization according to a court filing on Saturday http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-banks/subpoenas-for-trump-financial-records-on-hold-pending-appeal-court-filing-idUSKCN1SV0QA2019-05-26
U.S. District Judge Edgardo Ramos however found that they were allowed under the broad authority of Congress to conduct investigations to further legislation PositiveWASHINGTON Deutsche Bank AG and Capital One Financial Corp will not have to immediately hand over the financial records of U.S. President Donald Trump three of his children and the Trump Organization according to a court filing on Saturday http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-banks/subpoenas-for-trump-financial-records-on-hold-pending-appeal-court-filing-idUSKCN1SV0QA2019-05-26
We hope that this leads Congress to pass bills to protect the LGBT said Bruna Benevides a campaigner who was suspended from the military after coming out as trans NeutralThe court will resume voting in the first week of June and after the remaining judges vote the ruling will go into effect http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-lgbt-court/brazils-top-court-rules-to-make-homophobia-a-crime-idUSKCN1SV0092019-05-26
Last year Congress asked the Pentagon to explore how it could shut down the SCO or transfer its functions to another entity NeutralWASHINGTON The U.S. Department of Defense is close to expanding its legendary future warfare and technology agency DARPA by combining it with the Pentagon office in charge of adapting existing weapons to new uses people familiar with the plans said http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-defense-research/pentagon-eyes-expanding-darpa-future-warfare-research-office-idUSKCN1SU1812019-05-25
Congress regularly approves disaster aid bills without any cuts to other programs despite objections from some conservative lawmakers PositiveWASHINGTON The U.S. House of Representatives on Friday failed to pass a http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-congress-disaster/u-s-house-fails-to-pass-disaster-aid-bill-second-attempt-likely-next-month-idUSKCN1SU1RB2019-05-25
WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump saying there is a national emergency because of tensions with Iran swept aside objections from Congress and cleared the sale of billion worth of weapons to Saudi Arabia the United Arab Emirates and Jordan NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump saying there is a national emergency because of tensions with Iran swept aside objections from Congress and cleared the sale of billion worth of weapons to Saudi Arabia the United Arab Emirates and Jordan http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-usa-saudi-arms/defying-congress-trump-sets-massive-arms-sales-to-saudis-uae-idUSKCN1SU25R2019-05-25
Congressional sources said Fridays order included all the defense equipment that members of Congress had been blocking NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump saying there is a national emergency because of tensions with Iran swept aside objections from Congress and cleared the sale of billion worth of weapons to Saudi Arabia the United Arab Emirates and Jordan http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-usa-saudi-arms/defying-congress-trump-sets-massive-arms-sales-to-saudis-uae-idUSKCN1SU25R2019-05-25
Menendez is one of the members of Congress who reviews such sales because he is the ranking Democrat on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee NeutralWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump saying there is a national emergency because of tensions with Iran swept aside objections from Congress and cleared the sale of billion worth of weapons to Saudi Arabia the United Arab Emirates and Jordan http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-usa-saudi-arms/defying-congress-trump-sets-massive-arms-sales-to-saudis-uae-idUSKCN1SU25R2019-05-25
WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump declaring a national emergency because of tensions with Iran swept aside objections from Congress on Friday to complete the sale of over billion worth of weapons to Saudi Arabia the United Arab Emirates and Jordan NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump declaring a national emergency because of tensions with Iran swept aside objections from Congress on Friday to complete the sale of over billion worth of weapons to Saudi Arabia the United Arab Emirates and Jordan http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-usa-saudi-arms/defying-congress-trump-sets-massive-arms-sales-to-saudis-uae-idUSKCN1SU25R2019-05-25
BOON TO DEFENSE INDUSTRYIn documents sent to Congress Pompeo listed a wide range of products and services that would be provided to the countries PositiveWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump declaring a national emergency because of tensions with Iran swept aside objections from Congress on Friday to complete the sale of over billion worth of weapons to Saudi Arabia the United Arab Emirates and Jordan http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-usa-saudi-arms/defying-congress-trump-sets-massive-arms-sales-to-saudis-uae-idUSKCN1SU25R2019-05-25
WASHINGTON Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Friday the Trump administration had decided to proceed with arms sales to Saudi Arabia the United Arab Emirates and Jordan in a move bypassing Congress because any delay could increase risk for U.S. partners at a time of instability caused by Iran NegativeWASHINGTON Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Friday the Trump administration had decided to proceed with arms sales to Saudi Arabia the United Arab Emirates and Jordan in a move bypassing Congress because any delay could increase risk for U.S. partners at a time of instability caused by Iran http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-saudi-arms-pompeo/u-s-arms-sales-to-saudis-uae-jordan-needed-to-deter-iran-pompeo-idUSKCN1SU2FM2019-05-25
The Congress party has not been able to improve at said Rahul Verma a fellow at the center for Policy Research in New Delhi PositiveNEW Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi scored a dramatic election victory on Thursday putting his Hindu nationalist party on course to increase its majority on a mandate of businessfriendly policies and a tough stand on national security http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-india-election/indias-modi-stuns-opposition-with-huge-election-win-idUSKCN1SS2YR2019-05-24
BRASILIA Brazils lower house of Congress has rebuffed President Jair Bolsonaros move to put decisions on indigenous land claims in the hands of the Ministry of Agriculture NegativeBRASILIA Brazils lower house of Congress has rebuffed President Jair Bolsonaros move to put decisions on indigenous land claims in the hands of the Ministry of Agriculture http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-politics-indigenous/brazil-lawmakers-undo-bolsonaro-move-to-weaken-indigenous-agency-idUSKCN1ST2HH2019-05-24
The panel addressed what Congress sees as the threat from China including stricter reporting of Beijings Belt and international lending program NegativeWASHINGTON The Senate Armed Services Committee unveiled a draft bill on Thursday that targets China on several fronts from stemming the erosion of the U.S. military advantage against Beijing to countering the growing Chinese influence around the world http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-defense-spending/u-s-defense-bill-takes-aim-at-chinas-growing-influence-idUSKCN1ST1P42019-05-24
The annual NDAA is one of the few bills that Congress passes every year NeutralWASHINGTON The Senate Armed Services Committee unveiled a draft bill on Thursday that targets China on several fronts from stemming the erosion of the U.S. military advantage against Beijing to countering the growing Chinese influence around the world http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-defense-spending/u-s-defense-bill-takes-aim-at-chinas-growing-influence-idUSKCN1ST1P42019-05-24
Trumps Justice Department and the employers in the cases have argued Congress did not mean for Title VII to protect gay and transgender people when it passed the law PositiveWASHINGTON The Supreme Court on Monday agreed to decide whether U.S. law banning workplace discrimination on the basis of sex protects gay and transgender workers as the conservativemajority court waded into a fierce dispute involving a divisive social issue http://www.reuters.com/legal/article/us-usa-court-lgbt/u-s-supreme-court-takes-up-major-gay-transgender-job-discrimination-cases-idUSKCN1RY0YU2019-05-24
Automakers would be required to install technology on new vehicles that alerts exiting parents to check for children in the back seat under legislation introduced in Congress in response to deaths of children left behind in hot cars PositiveAutomakers would be required to install technology on new vehicles that alerts exiting parents to check for children in the back seat under legislation introduced in Congress in response to deaths of children left behind in hot cars http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/us-usa-autos-safety/u-s-congress-considers-whether-to-require-car-child-alerts-idUSKCN1ST2E82019-05-24
The census determines how the federal government distributes some billion in aid as well as seats in Congress PositiveThe U.S. census should include questions about criminal records to help policymakers get former convicts back into the workforce a Republican lawmaker said on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-census-crime/republican-senator-wants-u-s-census-to-ask-about-criminal-records-idUSKCN1SS2E92019-05-23
The Democraticcontrolled state Assembly and Senate voted along party lines on the measure which would circumvent his refusal to hand over his federal tax returns to Congress NegativeNEW YORK New York states legislature on Wednesday passed a bill that would make it easier for U.S. congressional committees investigating President Donald Trump to get access to his state tax returns http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-taxes/new-york-state-legislature-votes-to-make-trump-tax-returns-available-idUSKCN1SS2P52019-05-23
WASHINGTON Democrats in Congress will press U.S. President Donald Trump at a White House meeting on Wednesday for details on how to pay for a massive boost in U.S. infrastructure spending after agreeing in April to try to win approval of a trillion package PositiveWASHINGTON Democrats in Congress will press U.S. President Donald Trump at a White House meeting on Wednesday for details on how to pay for a massive boost in U.S. infrastructure spending after agreeing in April to try to win approval of a trillion package http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-infrastructure/u-s-democrats-to-press-trump-on-paying-for-infrastructure-boost-idUSKCN1SS1232019-05-23
BRASILIA Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro faces a crucial test on Wednesday of his ability to govern without courting traditional parties in Congress which is threatening to derail his agenda and scramble his cabinet after months of mutual antagonism NegativeBRASILIA Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro faces a crucial test on Wednesday of his ability to govern without courting traditional parties in Congress which is threatening to derail his agenda and scramble his cabinet after months of mutual antagonism http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-politics/irate-brazil-lawmakers-threaten-bolsonaros-cabinet-agenda-idUSKCN1SS27H2019-05-23
The lower house of Congress is set to vote on a presidential decree reorganizing the executive branch which reduced the number of ministries to 20 from 29 previously NegativeBRASILIA Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro faces a crucial test on Wednesday of his ability to govern without courting traditional parties in Congress which is threatening to derail his agenda and scramble his cabinet after months of mutual antagonism http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-politics/irate-brazil-lawmakers-threaten-bolsonaros-cabinet-agenda-idUSKCN1SS27H2019-05-23
A draft law criminalizing homophobic attacks was approved by Brazils lower house of Congress and in 2006 introduced to the upper house PositiveHomophobia is common in Brazil a deeply religious country where both the Catholic Church and the popular evangelical Christian movement are frequently critical of gay rights http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-lgbt-court/brazils-top-court-set-to-rule-on-outlawing-homophobia-idUSKCN1SS2IH2019-05-23
BRASILIA Brazils lower house of Congress voted on Tuesday to allow foreigncontrolled airlines to operate domestic flights in Latin Americas largest economy opening the door to more competition in an increasingly concentrated market PositiveBRASILIA Brazils lower house of Congress voted on Tuesday to allow foreigncontrolled airlines to operate domestic flights in Latin Americas largest economy opening the door to more competition in an increasingly concentrated market http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-airlines/brazil-lower-house-votes-to-allow-foreign-airlines-in-domestic-market-idUSKCN1SS0512019-05-23
com Inc said shareholders rejected proposals to curb and audit its facial recognition service on Wednesday just as members of Congress indicated there was bipartisan support to one day regulate the technology NegativeAmazon http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-amazon-com-facial-recognition/amazon-shareholders-reject-facial-recognition-ban-as-concern-grows-in-u-s-congress-idUSKCN1SS28I2019-05-23
Responding to the shareholder vote Democratic U.S. Representative Jimmy Gomez said that just means that its more important that Congress acts PositiveAmazon http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-amazon-com-facial-recognition/amazon-shareholders-reject-facial-recognition-ban-as-concern-grows-in-u-s-congress-idUSKCN1SS28I2019-05-23
Before we get to infrastructure it is my strong view that Congress should first pass the important and popular USMCA trade Trump wrote PositiveWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump told Democratic leaders on Tuesday to pass the United StatesMexicoCanada trade pact before working on an infrastructure bill a sign that crumbling roads and bridges are unlikely to get significant federal funding for repairs this year http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/us-usa-trade-usmca-infrastructure/trump-tells-congress-to-ratify-trade-deal-before-dealing-with-infrastructure-idUSKCN1SR2NI2019-05-23
Trumps administration negotiated a trade pact to replace the North American Free Trade Agreement with Canada and Mexico but has yet to get Congress to approve it PositiveWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump told Democratic leaders on Tuesday to pass the United StatesMexicoCanada trade pact before working on an infrastructure bill a sign that crumbling roads and bridges are unlikely to get significant federal funding for repairs this year http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/us-usa-trade-usmca-infrastructure/trump-tells-congress-to-ratify-trade-deal-before-dealing-with-infrastructure-idUSKCN1SR2NI2019-05-23
Once Congress has passed USMCA we should turn our attention to a bipartisan infrastructure Trump wrote NeutralWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump told Democratic leaders on Tuesday to pass the United StatesMexicoCanada trade pact before working on an infrastructure bill a sign that crumbling roads and bridges are unlikely to get significant federal funding for repairs this year http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/us-usa-trade-usmca-infrastructure/trump-tells-congress-to-ratify-trade-deal-before-dealing-with-infrastructure-idUSKCN1SR2NI2019-05-23
Trump suggested that Congress should use the surface transportation bill as the best vehicle to achieve our on infrastructure PositiveWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump told Democratic leaders on Tuesday to pass the United StatesMexicoCanada trade pact before working on an infrastructure bill a sign that crumbling roads and bridges are unlikely to get significant federal funding for repairs this year http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/us-usa-trade-usmca-infrastructure/trump-tells-congress-to-ratify-trade-deal-before-dealing-with-infrastructure-idUSKCN1SR2NI2019-05-23
That September 2020 deadline makes it less likely Congress will act on infrastructure this year two administration officials said Tuesday NeutralWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump told Democratic leaders on Tuesday to pass the United StatesMexicoCanada trade pact before working on an infrastructure bill a sign that crumbling roads and bridges are unlikely to get significant federal funding for repairs this year http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/us-usa-trade-usmca-infrastructure/trump-tells-congress-to-ratify-trade-deal-before-dealing-with-infrastructure-idUSKCN1SR2NI2019-05-23
WASHINGTON President Donald Trumps refusal to negotiate with Congress does not extend to his administrations effort to reach a deal on mustpass debt ceiling and funding bills CNBC reported on Wednesday citing an unidentified senior administration official NegativeWASHINGTON President Donald Trumps refusal to negotiate with Congress does not extend to his administrations effort to reach a deal on mustpass debt ceiling and funding bills CNBC reported on Wednesday citing an unidentified senior administration official http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-congress-legislation/budget-talks-not-affected-by-trump-refusal-to-negotiate-with-congress-cnbc-idUSKCN1SS2IM2019-05-23
Lee the only member of Congress to vote against the 2001 authorization said it has been used as a blank check for endless war by three administrations NegativeWASHINGTON Rising tensions between the United States and Iran prompted some Democratic and Republican lawmakers on Wednesday to call for the repeal of a law that presidents have used for two decades to justify U.S. military action around the world http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-iran-congress/worried-by-iran-tensions-u-s-lawmakers-seek-end-to-law-of-endless-war-idUSKCN1SS27P2019-05-23
Massie said backers of the effort to repeal the 2001 AUMF simply want Congress to reclaim its constitutional right to declare war NegativeWASHINGTON Rising tensions between the United States and Iran prompted some Democratic and Republican lawmakers on Wednesday to call for the repeal of a law that presidents have used for two decades to justify U.S. military action around the world http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-iran-congress/worried-by-iran-tensions-u-s-lawmakers-seek-end-to-law-of-endless-war-idUSKCN1SS27P2019-05-23
WASHINGTON U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin on Wednesday said he had not discussed releasing President Donald Trumps tax returns with the White House and disagreed with an IRS memo that reportedly concluded he should release them to Congress NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin on Wednesday said he had not discussed releasing President Donald Trumps tax returns with the White House and disagreed with an IRS memo that reportedly concluded he should release them to Congress http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-congress-mnuchin-taxes/u-s-treasurys-mnuchin-no-discussion-with-white-house-on-trumps-taxes-idUSKCN1SS25G2019-05-23
WASHINGTON U.S. officials who briefed Congress about Iran on Tuesday sought to convince lawmakers that President Donald Trumps administration wants to deter Tehrans aggression not attack the Islamic republic members of Congress said PositiveWASHINGTON U.S. officials who briefed Congress about Iran on Tuesday sought to convince lawmakers that President Donald Trumps administration wants to deter Tehrans aggression not attack the Islamic republic members of Congress said http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-usa-iran-congress/u-s-lawmakers-see-tamping-down-of-trump-rhetoric-on-iran-idUSKCN1SR2CA2019-05-22
WASHINGTON The U.S. Department of Homeland Security is considering tapping more than million from the Transportation Security Administration to fund operations on the U.S.Mexico border if Congress fails to approve additional funding a person briefed on the matter said NegativeWASHINGTON The U.S. Department of Homeland Security is considering tapping more than million from the Transportation Security Administration to fund operations on the U.S.Mexico border if Congress fails to approve additional funding a person briefed on the matter said http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-immigration-tsa/trump-administration-considers-tapping-u-s-tsa-funds-for-border-source-idUSKCN1SR2542019-05-22
WASHINGTON U.S. Congress and White House negotiators spent hours in closeddoor meetings trying to reach a twoyear deal on federal spending but could not yet wrap up an agreement Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer said on Tuesday PositiveWASHINGTON U.S. Congress and White House negotiators spent hours in closeddoor meetings trying to reach a twoyear deal on federal spending but could not yet wrap up an agreement Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer said on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-congress-budget/senate-republican-leader-sees-budget-debt-ceiling-deal-soon-idUSKCN1SR28H2019-05-22
Under Harris proposal which would require approval by the U.S. Congress companies with 100 or more employees would give their pay data to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission PositiveWASHINGTON U.S. Senator Kamala Harris one of two dozen Democrats vying for the 2020 presidential nomination on Monday proposed closing the gender pay gap by requiring companies to disclose pay data and secure an equal pay or be fined http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-election-harris/kamala-harris-proposes-equal-pay-measure-to-close-gender-gap-idUSKCN1SQ0YH2019-05-21
BRASILIA Brazils President Jair Bolsonaro on Monday emphasized the importance of pension reform to Brazils economic progress but a powerful lawmaker said the presidents failure to engage with Congress means the bill is still well short of the votes needed for it to pass PositiveBRASILIA Brazils President Jair Bolsonaro on Monday emphasized the importance of pension reform to Brazils economic progress but a powerful lawmaker said the presidents failure to engage with Congress means the bill is still well short of the votes needed for it to pass http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-politics-pensions/brazil-pension-committee-chief-says-government-still-well-short-of-pension-reform-votes-idUSKCN1SQ1EW2019-05-21
BRASILIA Brazils government will put forward tax reform proposals to Congress as soon as lawmakers approve pension reform President Jair Bolsonaro tweeted on Monday something he said is a pressing for the population PositiveBRASILIA Brazils government will put forward tax reform proposals to Congress as soon as lawmakers approve pension reform President Jair Bolsonaro tweeted on Monday something he said is a pressing for the population http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-politics-pensions/bolsonaro-says-brazil-will-propose-tax-reform-as-soon-as-pension-reform-approved-idUSKCN1SQ17F2019-05-21
The Trump administration has asked Congress for NeutralWASHINGTON A 16yearold Guatemalan boy died on Monday in U.S. Border Patrol custody in Texas U.S. officials said making him the fifth Guatemalan minor to die after being apprehended at the U.S.Mexico border since December http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-usa-immigration-death/guatemalan-teenage-boy-dies-in-u-s-border-patrol-custody-idUSKCN1SQ20A2019-05-21
Analysts expect a tight presidential race between Mutharika Deputy President Saulos Chilima and Lazarus Chakwera who heads opposition group the Malawi Congress Party NegativeMalawi Malawians headed to polling stations on Tuesday for presidential and legislative elections seen as a tough test for President Peter Mutharika who is facing challenges from the deputy president and a former pastor who heads the opposition http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-malawi-election/malawians-vote-in-tough-election-for-president-mutharika-idUSKCN1SR0I82019-05-21
WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday told former White House counsel Don McGahn to defy a subpoena to testify before Congress about the Russia investigation deepening his fight with Democratic lawmakers NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday told former White House counsel Don McGahn to defy a subpoena to testify before Congress about the Russia investigation deepening his fight with Democratic lawmakers http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-usa-trump-mcgahn/trump-tells-ex-white-house-counsel-mcgahn-not-to-appear-before-congress-idUSKCN1SQ2062019-05-21
He has hardened his administrations position of defying the legal demands of Democrats in Congress who want more information on the Russia investigation and Trumps taxes and business dealings NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday told former White House counsel Don McGahn to defy a subpoena to testify before Congress about the Russia investigation deepening his fight with Democratic lawmakers http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-usa-trump-mcgahn/trump-tells-ex-white-house-counsel-mcgahn-not-to-appear-before-congress-idUSKCN1SQ2062019-05-21
Congress may not constitutionally compel the Presidents senior advisers to testify about their official Justice Department Assistant Attorney General Steven Engel wrote PositiveWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday told former White House counsel Don McGahn to defy a subpoena to testify before Congress about the Russia investigation deepening his fight with Democratic lawmakers http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-usa-trump-mcgahn/trump-tells-ex-white-house-counsel-mcgahn-not-to-appear-before-congress-idUSKCN1SQ2062019-05-21
WASHINGTON Hundreds of members of the U.S. Congress signed a letter to President Donald Trump on Monday arguing that the United States should remain engaged with the conflict in Syria saying they were deeply about extremist groups in the country NegativeWASHINGTON Hundreds of members of the U.S. Congress signed a letter to President Donald Trump on Monday arguing that the United States should remain engaged with the conflict in Syria saying they were deeply about extremist groups in the country http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-syria-security-usa/hundreds-of-u-s-lawmakers-ask-trump-administration-for-syria-strategy-idUSKCN1SQ2AU2019-05-21
It was the first time a federal court had waded into the tussle about how far Congress can go in probing Trump and his business affairs NeutralA U.S. judge on Monday ruled in favor of a U.S. House of Representatives committee seeking President Donald Trumps financial records from his accounting firm dealing an early setback to the Trump administration in its legal battle with Congress http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-court-mazars/trump-loses-lawsuit-challenging-subpoena-for-financial-records-idUSKCN1SQ29H2019-05-21
Trumps lawyers have argued that Congress is on a quest to turn up something that Democrats can use as a political tool against the president now and in the 2020 election NeutralA U.S. judge on Monday ruled in favor of a U.S. House of Representatives committee seeking President Donald Trumps financial records from his accounting firm dealing an early setback to the Trump administration in its legal battle with Congress http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-court-mazars/trump-loses-lawsuit-challenging-subpoena-for-financial-records-idUSKCN1SQ29H2019-05-21
WASHINGTON Justin Amash the first Republican in the U.S. Congress to say openly that President Donald Trump has committed impeachable offenses on Monday fired back at critics including Trump NegativeWASHINGTON Justin Amash the first Republican in the U.S. Congress to say openly that President Donald Trump has committed impeachable offenses on Monday fired back at critics including Trump http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-congress-impeach/stung-by-trump-u-s-republican-defends-his-impeachment-remarks-idUSKCN1SQ1YA2019-05-21
Amash has been in Congress since 2011 and has faced only one serious primary challenge since then NeutralWASHINGTON Justin Amash the first Republican in the U.S. Congress to say openly that President Donald Trump has committed impeachable offenses on Monday fired back at critics including Trump http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-congress-impeach/stung-by-trump-u-s-republican-defends-his-impeachment-remarks-idUSKCN1SQ1YA2019-05-21
WASHINGTON The chairman of the U.S. House Judiciary Committee said in a television interview on Monday that his panel will hold the former White House counsel in contempt of Congress for not testifying NegativeWASHINGTON The chairman of the U.S. House Judiciary Committee said in a television interview on Monday that his panel will hold the former White House counsel in contempt of Congress for not testifying http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-mcgahn-contempt/u-s-house-judiciary-chair-says-panel-will-hold-mcgahn-in-contempt-idUSKCN1SR06W2019-05-21
Lawyers for Trump and his company had argued the House Oversight Committees demand for financial records from his accounting firm exceeded Congresss constitutional limits NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday said he disagreed with a federal judge who ruled against his attempt to block a House of Representatives committee from seeking his financial records and told reporters he would appeal the decision http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-court-mazars-judge/trump-vows-to-appeal-u-s-judges-ruling-on-financial-records-idUSKCN1SQ2CX2019-05-21
Indias upper castes usually divided or supporters of the opposition Congress party appear to have consolidated behind Modi said Gupta a veteran writer on politics and television talkshow host PositiveMay 20 0650 WAIT FOR RESULTS SOME SAY AS POLLS SHOW MODI HEADING FOR COMFORTABLE WIN http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/india-election/india-live-some-indians-ask-can-exit-polls-fail-idUSL4N22V00O2019-05-20
Other factors that could have helped the BJP were their enormous resources and the inability of the opposition Congress party led by Rahul Gandhi to form meaningful alliances PositiveMay 20 0650 WAIT FOR RESULTS SOME SAY AS POLLS SHOW MODI HEADING FOR COMFORTABLE WIN http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/india-election/india-live-some-indians-ask-can-exit-polls-fail-idUSL4N22V00O2019-05-20
The new legislation allowing foreign ownership of air carriers still needs a final nod of approval from the Brazilian Congress something expected to happen in the coming week PositiveSAO PAULO Spanish tourism and transportation company Grupo Globalia will launch a new air carrier in Brazil Brazilian Infrastructure Minister Gomes de Freitas said in a message posted on Twitter on Saturday http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-airlines-aireuropa/spains-globalia-to-launch-new-air-carrier-in-brazil-cabinet-minister-idUSKCN1SO0LP2019-05-19
Pastor Lazarus Chakwera 64 who leads the Malawi Congress Party the secondlargest party in parliament has also made corruptionfighting a key campaign message NeutralMalawi Malawis President Peter Mutharika made a lastditch bid to win reelection on Saturday as candidates for next weeks hotly contested election wrapped up their campaigns at rival rallies across the country http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-malawi-election-rallies/malawis-president-makes-final-plea-for-re-election-in-tight-race-idUSKCN1SO0O02019-05-19
Muellers report made no formal finding on that question leaving the matter up to Congress NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. Representative Justin Amash a frequent critic of President Donald Trump on Saturday became the first Republican lawmaker to say the president has engaged in impeachable behavior http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-amash/first-republican-lawmaker-says-trump-engaged-in-impeachable-conduct-idUSKCN1SP01I2019-05-19
Amash who represents Michigans 3rd congressional district wrote that he had read Muellers full redacted report but that few members of Congress had NeutralWASHINGTON U.S. Representative Justin Amash a frequent critic of President Donald Trump on Saturday became the first Republican lawmaker to say the president has engaged in impeachable behavior http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-amash/first-republican-lawmaker-says-trump-engaged-in-impeachable-conduct-idUSKCN1SP01I2019-05-19
Amash who represents Michigans 3rd congressional district wrote that he had read Muellers full redacted report but that few members of Congress had NeutralWASHINGTON U.S. Representative Justin Amash a frequent critic of President Donald Trump on Saturday became the first Republican lawmaker to say the president has engaged in impeachable behavior http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-amash/first-republican-lawmaker-says-trump-engaged-in-impeachable-conduct-idUSKCN1SP01I2019-05-19
Former U.S. national security adviser Michael Flynn gave Special Counsel Robert Mueller information about attempts by people tied to the Trump administration and Congress to obstruct the Russia investigation court documents released on Thursday showed NegativeFormer U.S. national security adviser Michael Flynn gave Special Counsel Robert Mueller information about attempts by people tied to the Trump administration and Congress to obstruct the Russia investigation court documents released on Thursday showed http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-usa-trump-flynn/flynn-detailed-attempts-to-obstruct-russia-probe-u-s-court-filing-idUSKCN1SM2TI2019-05-18
The auto tariffs face strong opposition in Congress including from many prominent Republicans PositiveWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday declared that some imported vehicles and parts pose a national security threat but delayed a decision for as long as six months on whether to impose tariffs to allow for more time for trade talks with the European Union and Japan http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-autos-tariffs-usa/trump-declares-some-auto-imports-pose-national-security-threat-idUSKCN1SN1FY2019-05-18
The White House has refused to release the auto import study to Congress NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday declared that some imported vehicles and parts pose a national security threat but delayed a decision for as long as six months on whether to impose tariffs to allow for more time for trade talks with the European Union and Japan http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-autos-tariffs-usa/trump-declares-some-auto-imports-pose-national-security-threat-idUSKCN1SN1FY2019-05-18
Warren added that Congress should go beyond abortion and also ensure access to birth control comprehensive sex education and care for pregnant women NeutralWASHINGTON U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren on Friday called for overhauling federal law to ensure that women continue to have access to abortion amid efforts in states like Alabama and Ohio to enact bans on the procedure http://www.reuters.com/legal/article/usa-election-warren/us-senator-warren-calls-for-federal-laws-protecting-abortion-access-idUSKCN1SN1YF2019-05-18
WASHINGTON U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said on Friday that he would not meet a congressional demand for six years of President Donald Trumps tax returns all but guaranteeing a federal court battle with Congress over the records NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said on Friday that he would not meet a congressional demand for six years of President Donald Trumps tax returns all but guaranteeing a federal court battle with Congress over the records http://www.reuters.com/legal/article/us-usa-trump-taxes-congress/u-s-treasurys-mnuchin-defies-house-subpoena-for-trumps-tax-returns-idUSKCN1SN2IY2019-05-18
The U.S. House of Representatives took its battle over the Trump administrations border wall to federal court on Friday urging a judge to stop billions of dollars from being transferred toward construction of the barrier without approval by Congress NegativeThe U.S. House of Representatives took its battle over the Trump administrations border wall to federal court on Friday urging a judge to stop billions of dollars from being transferred toward construction of the barrier without approval by Congress http://www.reuters.com/legal/article/us-usa-immigration-court/trumps-diversion-of-billions-for-border-wall-faces-first-u-s-court-test-idUSKCN1SN17A2019-05-18
Gilliam questioned both sides about the ability to challenge the transfers and the parameters Congress placed on military funds that were being redirected NeutralThe U.S. House of Representatives took its battle over the Trump administrations border wall to federal court on Friday urging a judge to stop billions of dollars from being transferred toward construction of the barrier without approval by Congress http://www.reuters.com/legal/article/us-usa-immigration-court/trumps-diversion-of-billions-for-border-wall-faces-first-u-s-court-test-idUSKCN1SN17A2019-05-18
Former Congressman Beto ORourke of Texas has previously voiced support for charter schools and U.S. Senator Cory Booker was a vocal supporter of them as mayor of Newark New Jersey PositiveWASHINGTON Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders is calling for a sweeping overhaul of publiclyfunded charter schools rolling out a plan on Saturday that will put him at odds with some of his opponents and underscore his renewed efforts to win black voters http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-election-sanders/bernie-sanders-calls-for-end-to-for-profit-u-s-charter-schools-idUSKCN1SN2KA2019-05-18
WASHINGTON President Donald Trump on Thursday proposed overhauling the U.S. immigration system to favor young educated Englishspeaking applicants instead of people with family ties to Americans a plan that faces an uphill battle in Congress but gives Trump an issue for his 2020 reelection campaign PositiveWASHINGTON President Donald Trump on Thursday proposed overhauling the U.S. immigration system to favor young educated Englishspeaking applicants instead of people with family ties to Americans a plan that faces an uphill battle in Congress but gives Trump an issue for his 2020 reelection campaign http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-usa-immigration-trump/in-nod-to-2020-trump-pitches-u-s-immigration-overhaul-idUSKCN1SM2FN2019-05-17
Republicans say they will try to move a package of measures through Congress to address a surge of mostly Central American families turning themselves in at the southern border PositiveWASHINGTON President Donald Trump on Thursday proposed overhauling the U.S. immigration system to favor young educated Englishspeaking applicants instead of people with family ties to Americans a plan that faces an uphill battle in Congress but gives Trump an issue for his 2020 reelection campaign http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-usa-immigration-trump/in-nod-to-2020-trump-pitches-u-s-immigration-overhaul-idUSKCN1SM2FN2019-05-17
BRASILIA Brazilian markets fell sharply on Thursday hit by a welter of bearish economic forecasts fragmented domestic politics and deepening uncertainty over the governments ability to get its flagship pension reform bill through Congress any time soon NegativeBRASILIA Brazilian markets fell sharply on Thursday hit by a welter of bearish economic forecasts fragmented domestic politics and deepening uncertainty over the governments ability to get its flagship pension reform bill through Congress any time soon http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-economy-growth/brazil-markets-slide-as-economic-political-clouds-darken-idUSKCN1SM2OR2019-05-17
WASHINGTON Aircraft component maker and Pentagon supplier TransDigm Group admonished on Wednesday during a hearing on its billing practices had a predatory the Pentagons chief financial official said in Congressional testimony on Thursday NegativeWASHINGTON Aircraft component maker and Pentagon supplier TransDigm Group admonished on Wednesday during a hearing on its billing practices had a predatory the Pentagons chief financial official said in Congressional testimony on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-transdigm-group-pentagon-hearing/pentagon-supplier-transdigm-group-had-predatory-approach-official-idUSKCN1SM1XI2019-05-17
The U.S. Congress is uneasy about the potential consequences of tariffs on the economy NegativeWASHINGTON The Trump administration hit Chinese telecoms giant Huawei with severe sanctions on Wednesday adding another incendiary element to the U.S.China trade dispute just as Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said he would visit China soon for more talks http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/us-usa-trade-china/u-s-blacklists-chinas-huawei-as-trade-dispute-clouds-global-outlook-idUSKCN1SL2DI2019-05-17
WASHINGTON Several Republicans in the U.S. Congress are criticizing a new Alabama law that will ban nearly all abortions in the state as too extreme saying exceptions should be made for rape and incest and questioning whether it will hold up in court NegativeWASHINGTON Several Republicans in the U.S. Congress are criticizing a new Alabama law that will ban nearly all abortions in the state as too extreme saying exceptions should be made for rape and incest and questioning whether it will hold up in court http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-abortion-republicans/alabama-abortion-law-draws-some-criticism-mostly-silence-from-national-republicans-idUSKCN1SM2KL2019-05-17
He added the Trump Administration is trying to exact political retribution on our and vowed to go to court to protect Californias money appropriated by Congress PositiveWASHINGTON The Trump administration said on Thursday it was formally cancelling million in previously awarded funding for Californias highspeed rail program after rejecting an appeal by the state http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-california-rail/u-s-cancels-929-million-in-california-high-speed-rail-funds-after-appeal-rejected-idUSKCN1SM2F92019-05-17
Democrats in Congress are working to try to obtain a copy of Trumps income tax returns but so far the administration has resisted demands NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump took out a new 30year mortgage on a sprawling oceanfront house steps from his own MaraLago estate in Florida and it is sitting empty on the rental market according to financial disclosures made public on Thursday by the Office of Government Ethics http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-financials/trump-took-out-30-year-loan-on-18-5-million-home-in-2018-idUSKCN1SM2AY2019-05-17
President Donald Trump has ordered the Pentagon to transfer funds to help build a border wall after he failed to secure funding from Congress PositiveWASHINGTON The U.S. Defense Department said on Wednesday it had awarded a million contract to a construction company to design and build a replacement for the border wall in Arizona http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-immigration-contract/pentagon-awards-646-million-contract-for-border-wall-in-arizona-idUSKCN1SL2T62019-05-16
He declared a national emergency in order to redirect funding to build a wall without the approval of Congress NegativeWASHINGTON The U.S. Defense Department said on Wednesday it had awarded a million contract to a construction company to design and build a replacement for the border wall in Arizona http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-immigration-contract/pentagon-awards-646-million-contract-for-border-wall-in-arizona-idUSKCN1SL2T62019-05-16
WASHINGTON A group of President Donald Trumps fellow Republicans in Congress introduced legislation on Tuesday intended to prohibit anyone employed or sponsored by the Chinese military from receiving student or research visas to the United States NegativeWASHINGTON A group of President Donald Trumps fellow Republicans in Congress introduced legislation on Tuesday intended to prohibit anyone employed or sponsored by the Chinese military from receiving student or research visas to the United States http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-china-visas-congress/u-s-lawmakers-want-to-tighten-visas-for-chinese-students-researchers-idUSKCN1SK2RQ2019-05-16
Congress has no right to conduct a of Special Counsel Robert Muellers Russia probe the White House said in a letter blasting House Democrats requests for documents as an effort to harass political opponents NegativeCongress has no right to conduct a of Special Counsel Robert Muellers Russia probe the White House said in a letter blasting House Democrats requests for documents as an effort to harass political opponents http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-usa-trump-congress/congress-has-no-right-to-do-over-of-russia-probe-white-house-counsel-idUSKCN1SL27H2019-05-16
In response to the ultranationalist march the World Jewish Congress urged Polish religious and political leaders on Wednesday to unequivocally condemn antiSemitism NegativeWARSAW Polands ambassador to Israel was spat at while sitting in his car in Tel Aviv Israeli police said drawing condemnation from the Polish government at a time of rising tensions between the two countries http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-poland-israel/polish-ambassador-spat-at-in-israel-amid-rising-tensions-idUSKCN1SL12C2019-05-16
There is unease in the U.S. Congress about the potential fallout of tariffs on the broader American economy NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said on Wednesday he will likely travel to China soon to continue talks as Washington and Beijing seek to resolve a trade war that has cast a pall over the global economy and financial markets http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trade-china/u-s-treasury-secretary-plans-china-visit-as-trade-war-clouds-world-economy-idUSKCN1SL2DI2019-05-16
Joseph Otting the Comptroller of the Currency told Congress he would use special legal powers that the regulator typically reserves for overseeing financially troubled lenders to review any proposed candidate NeutralWASHINGTON A top U.S. bank regulator said on Wednesday it will vet Wells Fargo Cos pick for its next chief executive a development that could complicate the scandalhit lenders efforts to find a permanent replacement for CEO Tim Sloan http://www.reuters.com/subjects/banks/article/us-wells-fargo-ceo/u-s-bank-regulator-will-vet-next-wells-fargo-ceo-idUSKCN1SL27D2019-05-16
Evans testified before the U.S. Congress on Tuesday about pending legislation designed to create a national electric vehicle supply chain policy NeutralLithium Americas Corp which is developing lithium projects in Argentina and Nevada said on Wednesday that its quarterly loss shrank as costs fell and sales rose and that its chief executive would retire http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/us-lithium-americas-results/lithium-americas-names-new-ceo-quarterly-loss-shrinks-idUSKCN1SL2AF2019-05-16
Around 200 billion reais of that will go toward social security he said urging Congress to approve the extra disbursement NegativeBRASILIA Brazils government will cut its 2019 economic growth forecast to below and seek supplementary funding from staterun BNDES development bank to meet current expenditure and avoid breaking its fiscal rules Economy Ministry officials said on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-economy-finmin/brazil-to-cut-2019-gdp-forecast-below-2-as-fiscal-picture-worsens-idUSKCN1SK2A72019-05-15
WASHINGTON A federal judge on Tuesday said financial records from U.S. President Donald Trumps longtime accounting firm would be part of a proper subject of by Congress appearing to side with Democratic lawmakers seeking more oversight of the president NeutralWASHINGTON A federal judge on Tuesday said financial records from U.S. President Donald Trumps longtime accounting firm would be part of a proper subject of by Congress appearing to side with Democratic lawmakers seeking more oversight of the president http://www.reuters.com/legal/article/us-usa-trump-court-mazars/democrats-and-trump-do-battle-in-court-over-his-financial-records-idUSKCN1SK13A2019-05-15
A lawyer for the president William Consovoy asserted on Tuesday that the Democrats subpoena fell outside of Congress legislative function and that the House was claiming power to investigate Trump NegativeWASHINGTON A federal judge on Tuesday said financial records from U.S. President Donald Trumps longtime accounting firm would be part of a proper subject of by Congress appearing to side with Democratic lawmakers seeking more oversight of the president http://www.reuters.com/legal/article/us-usa-trump-court-mazars/democrats-and-trump-do-battle-in-court-over-his-financial-records-idUSKCN1SK13A2019-05-15
That is not the purpose of Congress NeutralWASHINGTON A federal judge on Tuesday said financial records from U.S. President Donald Trumps longtime accounting firm would be part of a proper subject of by Congress appearing to side with Democratic lawmakers seeking more oversight of the president http://www.reuters.com/legal/article/us-usa-trump-court-mazars/democrats-and-trump-do-battle-in-court-over-his-financial-records-idUSKCN1SK13A2019-05-15
Mehta disputed that saying Congress could legitimately investigate whether Trump is complying with the U.S. Constitutions Emoluments Clause which bars Trumpowned businesses from receiving payments from foreign governments NegativeWASHINGTON A federal judge on Tuesday said financial records from U.S. President Donald Trumps longtime accounting firm would be part of a proper subject of by Congress appearing to side with Democratic lawmakers seeking more oversight of the president http://www.reuters.com/legal/article/us-usa-trump-court-mazars/democrats-and-trump-do-battle-in-court-over-his-financial-records-idUSKCN1SK13A2019-05-15
Mehta questioned whether under Consovoys argument many historic investigations by Congress would have been improper including the probe into the Watergate scandal that forced President Richard Nixon from office NegativeWASHINGTON A federal judge on Tuesday said financial records from U.S. President Donald Trumps longtime accounting firm would be part of a proper subject of by Congress appearing to side with Democratic lawmakers seeking more oversight of the president http://www.reuters.com/legal/article/us-usa-trump-court-mazars/democrats-and-trump-do-battle-in-court-over-his-financial-records-idUSKCN1SK13A2019-05-15
Douglas Letter a lawyer for the House committee contended the subpoena fell within Congress authority an argument that Mehta seemed to agree with NegativeWASHINGTON A federal judge on Tuesday said financial records from U.S. President Donald Trumps longtime accounting firm would be part of a proper subject of by Congress appearing to side with Democratic lawmakers seeking more oversight of the president http://www.reuters.com/legal/article/us-usa-trump-court-mazars/democrats-and-trump-do-battle-in-court-over-his-financial-records-idUSKCN1SK13A2019-05-15
Congress obviously serves an extremely important informative function for the American people PositiveWASHINGTON A federal judge on Tuesday said financial records from U.S. President Donald Trumps longtime accounting firm would be part of a proper subject of by Congress appearing to side with Democratic lawmakers seeking more oversight of the president http://www.reuters.com/legal/article/us-usa-trump-court-mazars/democrats-and-trump-do-battle-in-court-over-his-financial-records-idUSKCN1SK13A2019-05-15
Lawyers for Trump and the Trump Organization his company last month filed a lawsuit to block the committees subpoena saying it exceeded Congress constitutional limits NegativeWASHINGTON A federal judge on Tuesday said financial records from U.S. President Donald Trumps longtime accounting firm would be part of a proper subject of by Congress appearing to side with Democratic lawmakers seeking more oversight of the president http://www.reuters.com/legal/article/us-usa-trump-court-mazars/democrats-and-trump-do-battle-in-court-over-his-financial-records-idUSKCN1SK13A2019-05-15
Trumps lawyers argued that Congress is on a quest to turn up something that Democrats can use as a political tool against the president now and in the 2020 election NeutralWASHINGTON A federal judge on Tuesday said financial records from U.S. President Donald Trumps longtime accounting firm would be part of a proper subject of by Congress appearing to side with Democratic lawmakers seeking more oversight of the president http://www.reuters.com/legal/article/us-usa-trump-court-mazars/democrats-and-trump-do-battle-in-court-over-his-financial-records-idUSKCN1SK13A2019-05-15
Mehta was appointed in 2014 by Democratic former President Barack Obama who was often investigated by Republicans in Congress during his two terms in office NegativeWASHINGTON A federal judge on Tuesday said financial records from U.S. President Donald Trumps longtime accounting firm would be part of a proper subject of by Congress appearing to side with Democratic lawmakers seeking more oversight of the president http://www.reuters.com/legal/article/us-usa-trump-court-mazars/democrats-and-trump-do-battle-in-court-over-his-financial-records-idUSKCN1SK13A2019-05-15
Support from Democrats would be needed to advance any kind of immigration through Congress PositiveWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump plans a speech in coming days to lay out his views on how immigration laws should be overhauled Republican senators said on Tuesday after top White House advisers briefed them on the plan http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-immigration-trump/trump-to-lay-out-immigration-policy-in-coming-days-senators-idUSKCN1SK2EH2019-05-15
North Carolina voters on Tuesday will start the process of picking a new Republican candidate for Congress after state officials ordered a rerun of a November 2018 race marred by an absenteeballot fraud scheme NegativeNorth Carolina voters on Tuesday will start the process of picking a new Republican candidate for Congress after state officials ordered a rerun of a November 2018 race marred by an absenteeballot fraud scheme http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-election-north-carolina/north-carolina-to-hold-congressional-primary-after-race-tainted-by-fraud-idUSKCN1SK12U2019-05-15
WASHINGTON The Trump administration asked Congress on Monday to increase NASA spending next year by an extra PositiveWASHINGTON The Trump administration asked Congress on Monday to increase NASA spending next year by an extra http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-space-exploration-moon-trump/trump-seeks-extra-1-6-billion-in-nasa-spending-to-return-to-moon-by-2024-idUSKCN1SJ2FG2019-05-14
Phil Larson a former space policy adviser under Trumps Democratic predecessor President Barack Obama questioned whether Congress had fully embraced Trumps ambition to speed up human lunar exploration NeutralWASHINGTON The Trump administration asked Congress on Monday to increase NASA spending next year by an extra http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-space-exploration-moon-trump/trump-seeks-extra-1-6-billion-in-nasa-spending-to-return-to-moon-by-2024-idUSKCN1SJ2FG2019-05-14
The decision must still be ratified by the full lower house of Congress and then the Senate NegativeToday our land is under threat http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-forests-conflict/fears-over-rising-violence-in-amazon-as-forest-guardians-battle-logging-idUSKCN1SJ1212019-05-14
Lawyers for Trump and the Trump Organization his company last month filed a lawsuit to block the House Oversight subpoena saying it exceeded the constitutional limits of Congresss investigative power NegativeU.S. President Donald Trump on Monday objected to a judges plan to fasttrack his lawsuit seeking to block a congressional subpoena for information about eight years of his personal and business finances http://www.reuters.com/legal/article/us-usa-trump-court-mazars/trump-urges-judge-not-to-fast-track-his-lawsuit-over-house-subpoena-idUSKCN1SJ25M2019-05-14
WASHINGTON Democrats are reluctant to impeach U.S. President Donald Trump but he may provoke such a move by continuing to obstruct Congress efforts to oversee his administration a senior Democratic lawmaker said on Sunday NegativeWASHINGTON Democrats are reluctant to impeach U.S. President Donald Trump but he may provoke such a move by continuing to obstruct Congress efforts to oversee his administration a senior Democratic lawmaker said on Sunday http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-congress/trump-may-provoke-u-s-lawmakers-to-impeach-him-senior-democrat-idUSKCN1SI0DR2019-05-14
Schiff reiterated his suggestion Sunday that Congress could levy fines of a day on administration officials who refuse to cooperate with demands for witness appearances and documents in congressional investigations NegativeWASHINGTON Democrats are reluctant to impeach U.S. President Donald Trump but he may provoke such a move by continuing to obstruct Congress efforts to oversee his administration a senior Democratic lawmaker said on Sunday http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-congress/trump-may-provoke-u-s-lawmakers-to-impeach-him-senior-democrat-idUSKCN1SI0DR2019-05-14
JOHANNESBURG Thousands of supporters of South Africas African National Congress took to the streets of downtown Johannesburg on Sunday to celebrate victory in last weeks election despite a lower share of the vote PositiveJOHANNESBURG Thousands of supporters of South Africas African National Congress took to the streets of downtown Johannesburg on Sunday to celebrate victory in last weeks election despite a lower share of the vote http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-election-anc/south-africas-anc-celebrates-election-win-with-street-party-idUSKCN1SI0AW2019-05-13
PRETORIA The African National Congress easily won South Africas general election on Saturday but its share of the vote fell reflecting anger at corruption scandals and racial inequalities that remain entrenched a generation after the party took power NegativePRETORIA The African National Congress easily won South Africas general election on Saturday but its share of the vote fell reflecting anger at corruption scandals and racial inequalities that remain entrenched a generation after the party took power http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-election/anc-keeps-power-in-south-africa-but-scandals-cost-it-votes-idUSKCN1SH06N2019-05-12
JOHANNESBURG South African President Cyril Ramaphosa led the African National Congress to victory in Wednesdays election but a drop in its share of the vote underlines the challenge he faces restoring confidence in his party NegativeJOHANNESBURG South African President Cyril Ramaphosa led the African National Congress to victory in Wednesdays election but a drop in its share of the vote underlines the challenge he faces restoring confidence in his party http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-election-ramaphosa/south-africas-ramaphosa-targets-reforms-after-election-win-idUSKCN1SH0BL2019-05-12
JOHANNESBURG May 11 South African President Cyril Ramaphosa led the African National Congress to victory in Wednesdays election but a drop in its share of the vote underlines the challenge he faces restoring confidence in his party Negativewith final http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/safrica-election-ramaphosa/newsmaker-south-africas-ramaphosa-targets-reforms-after-election-win-idUSL5N2278NO2019-05-12
PRETORIA May 11 The African National Congress retained control of South Africas parliament but its share of the vote fell a rebuke from voters fed up with corruption scandals and racial inequalities that remain entrenched a generation after the party took power NegativePRETORIA May 11 The African National Congress retained control of South Africas parliament but its share of the vote fell a rebuke from voters fed up with corruption scandals and racial inequalities that remain entrenched a generation after the party took power http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/safrica-election-result/provisional-results-show-s-africas-anc-wins-parliamentary-election-idUSL5N22M0WK2019-05-12
PRETORIA May 11 The African National Congress was set to easily win South Africas election on Saturday but with a lower vote share reflecting anger at corruption scandals and racial inequalities that remain entrenched a generation after the party took power Negativeto fix total in second http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/safrica-election/refile-anc-coasting-to-victory-in-south-african-election-idUSL5N22N05U2019-05-12
The White House recently asked Congress for million to train border patrol agents to do the interviews NeutralWASHINGTON Up to 60 U.S Border Patrol agents will be trained to conduct initial asylum screenings as part of a pilot effort to speed up the vetting of migrants who seek refuge in the United States U.S. officials told a congressional committee on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-immigration/u-s-will-assign-dozens-of-border-agents-to-migrant-asylum-interviews-idUSKCN1SF2N02019-05-11
The ruling Socialist Party has since 2016 refused to recognize decisions made the opposition Congress NegativeCARACAS A Venezuelan opposition legislator on Friday fled to Colombia while others said threatening messages had been spraypainted on their homes or intelligence agents had been following them amid a broad crackdown by the government of President Nicolas Maduro against congress http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-venezuela-politics/as-maduro-cracks-down-venezuela-legislators-see-intimidation-idUSKCN1SG1WN2019-05-11
However any funds from U.S. tariffs go into the U.S. Treasurys general fund and Congress not the White House directs U.S. spending NeutralU.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue said on Friday that President Donald Trump had asked him to create a plan to help American farmers cope with the heavy impact of the U.S.China trade war on agriculture http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trade-china-farmers/u-s-plans-more-aid-for-farmers-amid-china-trade-spat-idUSKCN1SG1JX2019-05-11
But any funds from the U.S. tariffs would go into the U.S. Treasurys general fund and Congress not the White House directs U.S. spending NeutralWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday he was in absolutely no to finalize a trade agreement with China as negotiators from both countries prepared to continue talks in Washington in a sign that discussions could go past this week http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trade-china-trump/trump-says-in-no-rush-for-china-trade-deal-defends-tariffs-idUSKCN1SG14F2019-05-11
WASHINGTON Congressional Democrats faced with blanket opposition to their oversight probes by President Donald Trump are considering more contempt citations against administration officials who defy their subpoenas a leading Democrat said on Friday NegativeWASHINGTON Congressional Democrats faced with blanket opposition to their oversight probes by President Donald Trump are considering more contempt citations against administration officials who defy their subpoenas a leading Democrat said on Friday http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-congress-mueller/more-contempt-citations-ahead-for-trump-advisers-senior-u-s-democrat-idUSKCN1SG1ZE2019-05-11
Another option is reviving Congresss contempt authority NegativeWASHINGTON Congressional Democrats faced with blanket opposition to their oversight probes by President Donald Trump are considering more contempt citations against administration officials who defy their subpoenas a leading Democrat said on Friday http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-congress-mueller/more-contempt-citations-ahead-for-trump-advisers-senior-u-s-democrat-idUSKCN1SG1ZE2019-05-11
Nadler said Congress faces the unprecedented situation in which the administration is essentially stonewalling all subpoenas weve never had this before in American history so far as I know NegativeWASHINGTON Congressional Democrats faced with blanket opposition to their oversight probes by President Donald Trump are considering more contempt citations against administration officials who defy their subpoenas a leading Democrat said on Friday http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-congress-mueller/more-contempt-citations-ahead-for-trump-advisers-senior-u-s-democrat-idUSKCN1SG1ZE2019-05-11
Congress can subpoena testimony and documents then enforce these formal requests by holding recalcitrant subpoena targets in contempt of Congress NegativeWASHINGTON A senior Democratic lawmaker has suggested fines of a day for contempt on U.S. officials who stonewall congressional investigations of President Donald Trump and his administration http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-congress-contempt/u-s-house-could-slap-25000-per-day-contempt-fines-on-trump-advisers-democrat-idUSKCN1SG23U2019-05-11
Democrats instead are exploring inherent contempt a dormant extrajudicial power to arrest detain and fine that Congress has not used since the 1930s NegativeWASHINGTON A senior Democratic lawmaker has suggested fines of a day for contempt on U.S. officials who stonewall congressional investigations of President Donald Trump and his administration http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-congress-contempt/u-s-house-could-slap-25000-per-day-contempt-fines-on-trump-advisers-democrat-idUSKCN1SG23U2019-05-11
Some legal experts have said fines could be imposed but that it might require passage of enabling legislation by Congress NegativeWASHINGTON A senior Democratic lawmaker has suggested fines of a day for contempt on U.S. officials who stonewall congressional investigations of President Donald Trump and his administration http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-congress-contempt/u-s-house-could-slap-25000-per-day-contempt-fines-on-trump-advisers-democrat-idUSKCN1SG23U2019-05-11
Trump administration officials and Republicans in Congress have condemned Democratic efforts to obtain Trumps tax returns saying it could the IRS and confidential taxpayer information for political purposes NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Richard Neal on Friday subpoenaed President Donald Trumps tax returns giving the U.S. Treasury and Internal Revenue Service one week to turn over the tax records http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-taxes/u-s-house-panel-chairman-subpoenas-trumps-tax-returns-idUSKCN1SG2DS2019-05-11
She is the youngest woman ever elected to Congress representing New Yorks 14th district in the Bronx and Queens NeutralWASHINGTON In another first for rookie congresswoman Alexandria OcasioCortez the liberal Democrat from New York on Friday became the youngest woman to preside over the U.S. House of Representatives http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-congress-ocasio-cortez/whos-been-sitting-in-pelosis-chair-democrat-ocasio-cortez-idUSKCN1SG2802019-05-11
PRETORIA Results from nearly twothirds of voting districts in South Africas election put the African National Congress on course to retain power but heading for its worst performance in a national poll in its 25 years in government NegativePRETORIA Results from nearly twothirds of voting districts in South Africas election put the African National Congress on course to retain power but heading for its worst performance in a national poll in its 25 years in government http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-safrica-election/anc-set-to-retain-power-in-south-africa-but-support-slips-idUSKCN1SF00G2019-05-10
If Congress passes a stronger version of President Jair Bolsonaros signature economic reform the conditions are in place for a prolonged investment boom many analysts and Brazil watchers argue PositiveBRASILIA Longterm foreign investment of well over billion a year is ready to pour into Brazil if the government passes businessfriendly reforms according to some economists providing fuel for an economy that failed to take off following a brutal 201516 recession http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-economy-investment-analysis/brazil-pension-overhaul-could-turn-foreign-investment-flow-into-deluge-idUSKCN1SF1MC2019-05-10
LOS ANGELES Valerie Plame a former U.S. intelligence officer whose cover was blown by officials in the administration of former President George W. Bush in the runup to the Iraq War said on Thursday she would run as a Democrat for an open U.S. Congress seat in New Mexico PositiveLOS ANGELES Valerie Plame a former U.S. intelligence officer whose cover was blown by officials in the administration of former President George W. Bush in the runup to the Iraq War said on Thursday she would run as a Democrat for an open U.S. Congress seat in New Mexico http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-election-plame/former-cia-officer-valerie-plame-running-for-congress-in-new-mexico-idUSKCN1SF23K2019-05-10
WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump called on Congress on Thursday to pass legislation to protect patients from surprise medical bills from outofnetwork doctors that can unnecessarily cost patients tens of thousands of dollars PositiveWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump called on Congress on Thursday to pass legislation to protect patients from surprise medical bills from outofnetwork doctors that can unnecessarily cost patients tens of thousands of dollars http://www.reuters.com/news/health/article/us-usa-trump-surprisebilling/trump-calls-on-congress-to-protect-patients-from-surprise-medical-bills-idUSKCN1SF23C2019-05-10
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi the top Democrat in Congress said Trumps moves to thwart House subpoenas were obstructing oversight by lawmakers and inquiries into Russian election interference NegativeWASHINGTON A Democraticled House panel on Wednesday approved a measure to hold U.S. Attorney General William Barr in contempt for refusing to hand over an unredacted copy of the Mueller report on Russian election interference even as President Donald Trump invoked the legal principle of executive privilege to block its disclosure http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-usa-trump-congress/house-panel-accuses-barr-of-contempt-as-trump-invokes-executive-privilege-idUSKCN1SE13I2019-05-09
The White House on Wednesday invoked executive privilege to block the release of Special Counsel Robert Muellers unredacted Russia report as a U.S. House panel met to vote on holding the U.S. attorney general in contempt of Congress for withholding the document NegativeThe White House on Wednesday invoked executive privilege to block the release of Special Counsel Robert Muellers unredacted Russia report as a U.S. House panel met to vote on holding the U.S. attorney general in contempt of Congress for withholding the document http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-usa-trump-privilege-explainer/explainer-can-trump-use-executive-privilege-to-withhold-full-mueller-report-idUSKCN1SE2CW2019-05-09
Trump is stonewalling Congress on multiple probes blasting the investigations as presidential harassment NegativeThe White House on Wednesday invoked executive privilege to block the release of Special Counsel Robert Muellers unredacted Russia report as a U.S. House panel met to vote on holding the U.S. attorney general in contempt of Congress for withholding the document http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-usa-trump-privilege-explainer/explainer-can-trump-use-executive-privilege-to-withhold-full-mueller-report-idUSKCN1SE2CW2019-05-09
The House Judiciary Committee was slated to vote on Wednesday on a resolution recommending the full House find Barr in contempt of Congress NegativeThe White House on Wednesday invoked executive privilege to block the release of Special Counsel Robert Muellers unredacted Russia report as a U.S. House panel met to vote on holding the U.S. attorney general in contempt of Congress for withholding the document http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-usa-trump-privilege-explainer/explainer-can-trump-use-executive-privilege-to-withhold-full-mueller-report-idUSKCN1SE2CW2019-05-09
U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin also has defied Congress this week not acting on the House Ways and Means Committees request for Trumps tax returns NeutralWASHINGTON U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi said on Wednesday President Donald Trump was moving closer to impeachment with his effort to thwart congressional subpoenas and obstruct lawmakers efforts to oversee his administration http://www.reuters.com/legal/article/us-usa-trump-pelosi/house-speaker-pelosi-trump-making-impeachment-case-by-ignoring-subpoenas-idUSKCN1SE1KJ2019-05-09
The following are ways Trump has defied Congress in recent NeutralPresident Donald Trump is flatly refusing to cooperate in numerous U.S. congressional probes of himself and his administration taking a defiant stance that could trigger protracted court fights with House of Representatives Democrats http://www.reuters.com/legal/article/us-usa-trump-congress-investigations-fac/factbox-trump-stonewalls-house-democrats-on-multiple-probes-idUSKCN1S20452019-05-09
The White House refused a request for Trumps top immigration aide Stephen Miller to testify to Congress in a letter on Wednesday to the House Oversight Committee NegativePresident Donald Trump is flatly refusing to cooperate in numerous U.S. congressional probes of himself and his administration taking a defiant stance that could trigger protracted court fights with House of Representatives Democrats http://www.reuters.com/legal/article/us-usa-trump-congress-investigations-fac/factbox-trump-stonewalls-house-democrats-on-multiple-probes-idUSKCN1S20452019-05-09
Last year Congress granted the Justice and Homeland Security departments authority to disable and destroy drones NegativeWASHINGTON The Federal Aviation Administration told U.S. airports in a letter released on Wednesday they could not install drone countermeasures without federal consent warning they could pose an aviation safety risk by interfering with aircraft navigation and air navigation services http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-usa-drones-airports/faa-to-u-s-airports-do-not-install-drone-countermeasures-on-your-own-idUSKCN1SE2QZ2019-05-09
Congress has long been expected to take up privacy legislation after California passed a strict privacy law that goes into effect on Jan NegativeWASHINGTON Democratic and Republican lawmakers both stressed the need for bipartisan privacy legislation on Wednesday but seemed divided on how willing they were to strengthen the Federal Trade Commission which is expected to be tasked with enforcing an eventual law http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-congress-privacy/privacy-minded-u-s-lawmakers-divided-over-giving-more-powers-to-ftc-idUSKCN1SE2HS2019-05-09
The Republican proposals are expected to be met with sharp opposition from Democrats in Congress and immigration advocacy groups NegativeWASHINGTON President Donald Trump and aides on Tuesday briefed a group of Republican senators on a meritbased immigration plan that would let more highlyskilled workers into the United States and fewer lowskilled workers a senior administration official said http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-immigration/trump-briefs-republican-senators-on-emerging-u-s-immigration-plan-idUSKCN1SD2O02019-05-09
WASHINGTON U.S. House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler after his panel voted on Wednesday to hold Attorney General William Barr in contempt of Congress for refusing to release an unredacted copy of the Mueller report said the measure would go to the House floor rapidly NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler after his panel voted on Wednesday to hold Attorney General William Barr in contempt of Congress for refusing to release an unredacted copy of the Mueller report said the measure would go to the House floor rapidly http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-congress-nadler/nadler-says-barr-contempt-citation-will-go-to-house-floor-rapidly-idUSKCN1SE2PX2019-05-09
A U.S. House committee on Wednesday was moving to hold U.S. Attorney General William Barr in contempt of Congress NegativeA U.S. House committee on Wednesday was moving to hold U.S. Attorney General William Barr in contempt of Congress http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-congress-subpoena-explainer/explainer-how-hard-hitting-are-u-s-congress-subpoenas-contempt-citations-idUSKCN1SE2D72019-05-09
WASHINGTON The U.S. Justice Department threatened on Tuesday to completely withhold Special Counsel Robert Muellers unredacted report from Congress if House Democrats decide to move ahead with plans to hold Attorney General William Barr in contempt NegativeWASHINGTON The U.S. Justice Department threatened on Tuesday to completely withhold Special Counsel Robert Muellers unredacted report from Congress if House Democrats decide to move ahead with plans to hold Attorney General William Barr in contempt http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-russia-contempt/justice-department-may-advise-trump-to-claim-privilege-over-mueller-report-idUSKCN1SE07O2019-05-09
Schumer likened McConnells move to President Richard Nixon who was under investigation by Congress before resigning from office in 1974 in the face of impeachment and likely conviction NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Tuesday sought to slam the door on further investigations of President Donald Trump by declaring case after a twoyear probe of Russias meddling in the 2016 elections even as House Democrats war with the White House intensified http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-congress/senates-mcconnell-case-closed-on-mueller-probe-but-top-democrat-sees-cover-up-idUSKCN1SD1K92019-05-08
Democratic lawmakers want Mueller to testify before Congress something Trump has balked at although Barr has said he would not object PositiveWASHINGTON U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Tuesday sought to slam the door on further investigations of President Donald Trump by declaring case after a twoyear probe of Russias meddling in the 2016 elections even as House Democrats war with the White House intensified http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-congress/senates-mcconnell-case-closed-on-mueller-probe-but-top-democrat-sees-cover-up-idUSKCN1SD1K92019-05-08
Republicans in Congress have rejected the efforts of Democraticled House committees as political gamesmanship intended to appeal to the Democratic Partys voting base ahead of the 2020 election NegativeWASHINGTON The White House on Tuesday instructed Don McGahn its former counsel to refuse to comply with a congressional subpoena for documents related to Special Counsel Robert Muellers Russia inquiry intensifying a fight between President Donald Trumps administration and Democratic lawmakers http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-congress-mcgahn/white-house-defies-congress-on-mcgahn-subpoena-as-trump-battles-democrats-idUSKCN1SD1VP2019-05-08
Congressional Democrats have complained that the administration has responded too slowly to their requests for documents about Trumps abandonment of a plan to relocate the FBIs headquarters NeutralPresident Donald Trump is refusing to cooperate in numerous U.S. congressional probes of himself and his administration taking a defiant stance that is likely to land him in protracted court fights with Democrats in the House of Representatives http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-congress-investigations-fac/factbox-trump-stonewalls-u-s-house-democrats-on-multiple-probes-idUSKCN1SD2CI2019-05-08
The White House has refused a request for Trumps top immigration aide Stephen Miller to testify to Congress in a letter to the House Oversight Committee NegativePresident Donald Trump is refusing to cooperate in numerous U.S. congressional probes of himself and his administration taking a defiant stance that is likely to land him in protracted court fights with Democrats in the House of Representatives http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-congress-investigations-fac/factbox-trump-stonewalls-u-s-house-democrats-on-multiple-probes-idUSKCN1SD2CI2019-05-08
WASHINGTON The top Democrat in the U.S. Senate said on Tuesday that Congress should thoroughly investigate the findings of Special Counsel Robert Mueller before deciding whether to move forward with impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump NegativeWASHINGTON The top Democrat in the U.S. Senate said on Tuesday that Congress should thoroughly investigate the findings of Special Counsel Robert Mueller before deciding whether to move forward with impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-congress-schumer/top-democrat-in-u-s-senate-wants-hearings-before-any-impeachment-effort-idUSKCN1SD2BZ2019-05-08
Lawmakers have threatened to begin contempt of Congress proceedings against him if he missed it NegativeWASHINGTON A second congressional subpoena deadline for U.S. Attorney General William Barr to provide lawmakers with an unredacted copy of Special Counsel Robert Muellers Russia investigation report expired at 9 a http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-barr-deadline/second-deadline-for-doj-to-give-congress-full-mueller-report-expires-idUSKCN1SC17S2019-05-08
Lanny Davis spokesman for Cohen issued a statement saying Cohen will continue to be accessible to Congress and to federal state and local law enforcement PositiveNEW YORK Michael Cohen President Donald Trumps former personal lawyer took a parting shot at his former boss denouncing xenophobia injustice and before reporting to a U.S. federal prison on Monday to begin a threeyear sentence http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-cohen/ex-lawyer-cohen-reports-to-prison-blasts-trump-for-injustice-and-lies-idUSKCN1SC0RZ2019-05-07
Cohen had originally been due to report to prison on March 6 but was granted an extension to recover from shoulder surgery and testify before Congress NeutralNEW YORK Michael Cohen President Donald Trumps former personal lawyer took a parting shot at his former boss denouncing xenophobia injustice and before reporting to a U.S. federal prison on Monday to begin a threeyear sentence http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-cohen/ex-lawyer-cohen-reports-to-prison-blasts-trump-for-injustice-and-lies-idUSKCN1SC0RZ2019-05-07
Cohen also pleaded guilty to lying to Congress about a proposed Trump tower project in Russia that was being negotiated at the same time he was running for president NegativeNEW YORK Michael Cohen President Donald Trumps former personal lawyer took a parting shot at his former boss denouncing xenophobia injustice and before reporting to a U.S. federal prison on Monday to begin a threeyear sentence http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-cohen/ex-lawyer-cohen-reports-to-prison-blasts-trump-for-injustice-and-lies-idUSKCN1SC0RZ2019-05-07
WASHINGTON Congressional Democrats moved closer on Monday to citing Attorney General William Barr for contempt of Congress over his failure to give them an unredacted version of the Mueller report escalating a showdown with the White House NegativeWASHINGTON Congressional Democrats moved closer on Monday to citing Attorney General William Barr for contempt of Congress over his failure to give them an unredacted version of the Mueller report escalating a showdown with the White House http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-barr/u-s-house-panel-readies-contempt-vote-against-barr-over-mueller-report-idUSKCN1SC08X2019-05-07
U.S. Attorney General William Barr faces the prospect on Wednesday of a vote by a U.S. House committee to hold him in contempt of Congress NegativeU.S. Attorney General William Barr faces the prospect on Wednesday of a vote by a U.S. House committee to hold him in contempt of Congress http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-congress-subpoena-explainer/explainer-how-hard-hitting-are-u-s-congress-subpoenas-contempt-citations-idUSKCN1SC1YE2019-05-07
Congress has significant if timeconsuming powers to demand witnesses and documents PositiveU.S. Attorney General William Barr faces the prospect on Wednesday of a vote by a U.S. House committee to hold him in contempt of Congress http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-congress-subpoena-explainer/explainer-how-hard-hitting-are-u-s-congress-subpoenas-contempt-citations-idUSKCN1SC1YE2019-05-07
The weakening outlook for 2019 suggests this year is something of a writeoff economically despite hopes that investors would be encouraged if social security reform makes progress in Congress NegativeBRASILIA Brazils pension overhaul proposal returns to the congressional spotlight this week with a committee of lower house lawmakers opening its analysis of the governments bill just as the outlook for the economy is deteriorating rapidly http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-politics/brazil-lawmakers-revisit-pension-bill-as-economic-outlook-dims-idUSKCN1SC1CZ2019-05-07
In part its been a surprise but in the end the Panamanian people have made the right said Tomas Vega a PRD candidate for Congress PositivePANAMA CITY U.S.educated political veteran Laurentino Cortizo won Panamas presidential election in an unprecedented close race on Sunday with the electoral tribunal declaring a winner after 95 percent of votes had been counted http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-panama-election/panamas-cortizo-wins-close-presidential-race-calls-for-national-unity-idUSKCN1SB04C2019-05-06
WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump said on Sunday that Special Counsel Robert Mueller should not testify in Congress about the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election after saying on Friday it was up to the Justice Departments top official NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump said on Sunday that Special Counsel Robert Mueller should not testify in Congress about the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election after saying on Friday it was up to the Justice Departments top official http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-usa-trump-russia/trump-says-special-counsel-mueller-should-not-testify-on-russia-probe-idUSKCN1SB0OQ2019-05-06
Trump said on Twitter that Democrats in Congress were seeking a of Muellers report which declined to conclude whether the presidents efforts to impede the investigation constituted obstruction of justice NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump said on Sunday that Special Counsel Robert Mueller should not testify in Congress about the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election after saying on Friday it was up to the Justice Departments top official http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-usa-trump-russia/trump-says-special-counsel-mueller-should-not-testify-on-russia-probe-idUSKCN1SB0OQ2019-05-06
Barr is headed for another showdown with Congress on Monday if he fails to meet a morning deadline to hand over the full unredacted Mueller report requested by Democrats NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump said on Sunday that Special Counsel Robert Mueller should not testify in Congress about the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election after saying on Friday it was up to the Justice Departments top official http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-usa-trump-russia/trump-says-special-counsel-mueller-should-not-testify-on-russia-probe-idUSKCN1SB0OQ2019-05-06
Trump said on Friday he would decide within a week or so whether to assert executive privilege to block McGahn from testifying before Congress NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump said on Sunday that Special Counsel Robert Mueller should not testify in Congress about the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election after saying on Friday it was up to the Justice Departments top official http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-usa-trump-russia/trump-says-special-counsel-mueller-should-not-testify-on-russia-probe-idUSKCN1SB0OQ2019-05-06
They complained about a lack of jobs high crime rates corruption and poor public services issues the governing African National Congress in power since 1994 has promised to address NegativeJOHANNESBURG Young South Africans make up the majority of eligible voters who have not registered to take part in next weeks elections raising concerns over voter apathy barely a generation after many of their parents won the right to vote for the first time http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-election-young-voters/will-young-voters-have-their-say-in-south-africas-election-idUSKCN1S90WO2019-05-04
WASHINGTON The U.S. State Department has approved a possible billion worth of weapons sales to Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates in three separate packages the Pentagon said on Friday after notifying Congress of the certification NeutralWASHINGTON The U.S. State Department has approved a possible billion worth of weapons sales to Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates in three separate packages the Pentagon said on Friday after notifying Congress of the certification http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-usa-defense-arms/state-department-oks-nearly-6-billion-in-weapons-sales-to-gulf-allies-idUSKCN1S924P2019-05-04
The Trump administration is pushing Congress to pass the new United StatesMexicoCanada Agreement which would replace the 25yearold North American Free Trade Agreement PositiveWASHINGTON The White House will work on stronger enforcement mechanisms for its replacement NAFTA trade deal in response to requests from House Democrats U.S. President Donald Trumps economic adviser Larry Kudlow told reporters on Friday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/us-usa-trade-nafta/kudlow-white-house-to-work-on-usmca-enforcement-amid-democrats-request-idUSKCN1S91CW2019-05-04
The assessment is included in the U.S. militarys annual report to Congress on Chinas armed forces and follows Beijings publication of its first official Arctic policy white paper in June NegativeWASHINGTON Deepening Chinese activities in the Arctic region could pave the way for a strengthened military presence including the deployment of submarines to act as deterrents against nuclear attack the Pentagon said in a report released on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-usa-china-military-arctic/pentagon-warns-on-risk-of-chinese-submarines-in-arctic-idUSKCN1S829H2019-05-03
Floods letter addressed whether Mueller had given Congress a for its own inquiry with his report NeutralWASHINGTON President Donald Trump has the right to instruct advisers not to testify before congressional oversight probes related to the Russia investigation the White House said in a letter that blasts Special Counsel Robert Muellers report as deeply flawed http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-usa-trump-mueller/white-house-letter-blasts-mueller-report-says-trump-has-right-to-instruct-advisers-not-to-testify-idUSKCN1S81Q22019-05-03
It is unclear to what extent Congress could try to enforce a contempt citation on its own NegativeWASHINGTON Some U.S. House Democrats on Thursday said they might seek to invoke a dormant congressional power to impose fines on Attorney General William Barr after he refused to provide them with an unredacted copy of the Mueller report http://www.reuters.com/legal/article/us-usa-trump-congress-fine/stung-by-snubs-house-democrats-weigh-fines-for-u-s-attorney-general-idUSKCN1S81ZN2019-05-03
I dont think Congress has ever imposed fines as part of the contempt said Michael Stern a former U.S. House senior counsel NegativeWASHINGTON Some U.S. House Democrats on Thursday said they might seek to invoke a dormant congressional power to impose fines on Attorney General William Barr after he refused to provide them with an unredacted copy of the Mueller report http://www.reuters.com/legal/article/us-usa-trump-congress-fine/stung-by-snubs-house-democrats-weigh-fines-for-u-s-attorney-general-idUSKCN1S81ZN2019-05-03
Prior case law underpins Congress inherent contempt authority to jail people NegativeWASHINGTON Some U.S. House Democrats on Thursday said they might seek to invoke a dormant congressional power to impose fines on Attorney General William Barr after he refused to provide them with an unredacted copy of the Mueller report http://www.reuters.com/legal/article/us-usa-trump-congress-fine/stung-by-snubs-house-democrats-weigh-fines-for-u-s-attorney-general-idUSKCN1S81ZN2019-05-03
While those cases did not explicitly deal with fines some legal experts have interpreted the rulings to extend that power to Congress so they are on par with federal judges NegativeWASHINGTON Some U.S. House Democrats on Thursday said they might seek to invoke a dormant congressional power to impose fines on Attorney General William Barr after he refused to provide them with an unredacted copy of the Mueller report http://www.reuters.com/legal/article/us-usa-trump-congress-fine/stung-by-snubs-house-democrats-weigh-fines-for-u-s-attorney-general-idUSKCN1S81ZN2019-05-03
A Supreme Court case in 1821 found that the constitutional right of for both courts and Congress were said Morton Rosenberg a retired Congressional Research Service legal analyst PositiveWASHINGTON Some U.S. House Democrats on Thursday said they might seek to invoke a dormant congressional power to impose fines on Attorney General William Barr after he refused to provide them with an unredacted copy of the Mueller report http://www.reuters.com/legal/article/us-usa-trump-congress-fine/stung-by-snubs-house-democrats-weigh-fines-for-u-s-attorney-general-idUSKCN1S81ZN2019-05-03
He added that if Congress wants to impose fines on Barr it would need to pass a resolution outlining a framework for doing so NegativeWASHINGTON Some U.S. House Democrats on Thursday said they might seek to invoke a dormant congressional power to impose fines on Attorney General William Barr after he refused to provide them with an unredacted copy of the Mueller report http://www.reuters.com/legal/article/us-usa-trump-congress-fine/stung-by-snubs-house-democrats-weigh-fines-for-u-s-attorney-general-idUSKCN1S81ZN2019-05-03
The Supreme Court has recognized Congresss power to issue subpoenas saying in order to write laws it also needs to be able to investigate NegativeU.S. House Democrats threatened on Thursday to hold Attorney General William Barr in contempt of for not complying with a subpoena to hand over an unredacted version of the Mueller report http://www.reuters.com/legal/article/us-usa-trump-congress-subpoena-explainer/explainer-how-powerful-are-congress-subpoenas-contempt-citations-idUSKCN1S81FP2019-05-03
After a contempt vote Congress has powers to enforce a subpoena NegativeU.S. House Democrats threatened on Thursday to hold Attorney General William Barr in contempt of for not complying with a subpoena to hand over an unredacted version of the Mueller report http://www.reuters.com/legal/article/us-usa-trump-congress-subpoena-explainer/explainer-how-powerful-are-congress-subpoenas-contempt-citations-idUSKCN1S81FP2019-05-03
The Supreme Court said in 1821 that Congress has inherent to arrest and detain recalcitrant witnesses NegativeU.S. House Democrats threatened on Thursday to hold Attorney General William Barr in contempt of for not complying with a subpoena to hand over an unredacted version of the Mueller report http://www.reuters.com/legal/article/us-usa-trump-congress-subpoena-explainer/explainer-how-powerful-are-congress-subpoenas-contempt-citations-idUSKCN1S81FP2019-05-03
WASHINGTON The Motor and Equipment Manufacturers Association a major U.S. auto parts industry group threw its weight behind U.S. President Donald Trumps rewrite of the North American Free Trade Agreement on Thursday urging Congress to approve the new U.S.MexicoCanada Agreement without delay PositiveWASHINGTON The Motor and Equipment Manufacturers Association a major U.S. auto parts industry group threw its weight behind U.S. President Donald Trumps rewrite of the North American Free Trade Agreement on Thursday urging Congress to approve the new U.S.MexicoCanada Agreement without delay http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/us-usa-trade-nafta-autos/u-s-auto-parts-group-mema-urges-passage-of-north-american-trade-deal-idUSKCN1S827P2019-05-03
My greatest challenge right now is to educate other members of Congress as to why this needs to be a national she said PositiveWASHINGTON A U.S. senator plans to introduce legislation on Thursday to streamline regulation and permitting requirements for the development of mines for lithium graphite and other electricvehicle supply chain minerals part of a plan to offset Chinas dominance in the space http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/us-usa-lithium-electric-exclusive/exclusive-u-s-seeks-to-challenge-chinas-electric-vehicle-supply-chain-dominance-idUSKCN1S81EO2019-05-03
A clean sweep for President Cyril Ramaphosas ruling African National Congress looks certain but the size of his majority will be pivotal in dictating the future of his presidency NeutralMainland China stock indices shut http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/emerging-markets/emerging-markets-emerging-market-currencies-slip-turkey-rating-eyed-idUSL3N22F1CF2019-05-03
WASHINGTON Democrats intensified their pressure on President Donald Trumps administration on Thursday as U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi accused Attorney General William Barr of committing a crime by lying to lawmakers and a key committee chairman threatened to hold Barr in contempt of Congress NegativeWASHINGTON Democrats intensified their pressure on President Donald Trumps administration on Thursday as U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi accused Attorney General William Barr of committing a crime by lying to lawmakers and a key committee chairman threatened to hold Barr in contempt of Congress http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-congress-barr/democrats-ramp-up-pressure-on-trump-as-pelosi-accuses-barr-of-crime-idUSKCN1S80PZ2019-05-03
Trump told Fox News that McGahn had already spoken to Muellers team for 30 hours and allowing him to testify to Congress would open the door to others being called PositiveWASHINGTON Democrats intensified their pressure on President Donald Trumps administration on Thursday as U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi accused Attorney General William Barr of committing a crime by lying to lawmakers and a key committee chairman threatened to hold Barr in contempt of Congress http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-congress-barr/democrats-ramp-up-pressure-on-trump-as-pelosi-accuses-barr-of-crime-idUSKCN1S80PZ2019-05-03
WASHINGTON President Donald Trump said on Thursday he did not believe he would allow former White House counsel Don McGahn to testify to committees in Congress saying McGahn had already spoken to the special counsel on the Russia probe NegativeWASHINGTON President Donald Trump said on Thursday he did not believe he would allow former White House counsel Don McGahn to testify to committees in Congress saying McGahn had already spoken to the special counsel on the Russia probe http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-russia-mcgahn/trump-says-hes-not-inclined-to-let-former-counsel-mcgahn-testify-to-congress-idUSKCN1S82AT2019-05-03
WASHINGTON The U.S. State Department allowed at least seven foreign governments to rent luxury condominiums in New Yorks Trump World Tower in 2017 without approval from Congress according to documents and people familiar with the leases a potential violation of the U.S. Constitutions emoluments clause NegativeWASHINGTON The U.S. State Department allowed at least seven foreign governments to rent luxury condominiums in New Yorks Trump World Tower in 2017 without approval from Congress according to documents and people familiar with the leases a potential violation of the U.S. Constitutions emoluments clause http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-emoluments-exclusive/exclusive-foreign-government-leases-at-trump-world-tower-stir-more-emoluments-concerns-idUSKCN1S80PP2019-05-03
WASHINGTON President Donald Trumps tough approach to Venezuela has won broad support from both Republicans and Democrats in the U.S. Congress but this rare display of bipartisan consensus is starting to show signs of strain as the crisis in the OPEC nation drags on NegativeWASHINGTON President Donald Trumps tough approach to Venezuela has won broad support from both Republicans and Democrats in the U.S. Congress but this rare display of bipartisan consensus is starting to show signs of strain as the crisis in the OPEC nation drags on http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-venezuela-politics-usa/cracks-appear-in-u-s-bipartisan-unity-on-venezuela-idUSKCN1S828V2019-05-03
Democrats have put climate change back on the agenda in Congress after regaining the majority in the House earlier this year holding dozens of hearings on the issue NeutralWASHINGTON The U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday passed its first climatechange bill in a decade voting 231190 to require that Trump administration keep the United States as a party to the Paris Climate Agreement http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-climate/house-backs-paris-agreement-in-first-climate-bill-in-a-decade-idUSKCN1S81OI2019-05-03
In that fight Obama invoked executive privilege and ultimately Holders Justice Department opted not to prosecute him in response to Congresss contempt vote PositiveWASHINGTON Political theater sometimes calls for props http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-congress-chair/congress-displays-political-art-of-the-empty-chair-after-barr-no-show-idUSKCN1S81HS2019-05-03
Opponents of U.S. President Donald Trumps immigration policies including Democrats in Congress have called for better medical screening in border facilities to detect such cases sooner and prevent deaths NeutralA 16yearold unaccompanied Guatemalan migrant died in a Texas hospital while in the custody of the U.S. government officials said on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-immigration-death/teenage-migrant-dies-in-texas-hospital-while-in-u-s-custody-idUSKCN1S74RA2019-05-02
VREDE South Struggling farmer Meshack Ncongwane was a lifelong supporter of South Africas governing African National Congress but says the party wont get his vote in parliamentary and provincial elections next week NegativeVREDE South Struggling farmer Meshack Ncongwane was a lifelong supporter of South Africas governing African National Congress but says the party wont get his vote in parliamentary and provincial elections next week http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-election-corruption/anger-at-corruption-dents-faith-in-south-african-president-anc-before-poll-idUSKCN1S73I52019-05-02
WASHINGTON More than half a dozen committees of the U.S. Congress are investigating President Donald Trump who is refusing to cooperate with most of them since the April 18 release of the Mueller report on Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election setting up a likely court battle NegativeWASHINGTON More than half a dozen committees of the U.S. Congress are investigating President Donald Trump who is refusing to cooperate with most of them since the April 18 release of the Mueller report on Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election setting up a likely court battle http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-usa-trump-congress-committees-factbox/factbox-crowd-of-u-s-congress-committees-investigating-trump-idUSKCN1S74DR2019-05-02
Barr disputed the view that Mueller was handing the baton to Congress for possible impeachment proceedings NegativeWASHINGTON Attorney General William Barr on Wednesday fended off Democratic criticism of his decision to clear U.S. President Donald Trump of criminal obstruction of justice in the Russia inquiry and faulted Special Counsel Robert Mueller for not reaching a conclusion of his own on the issue http://www.reuters.com/legal/article/us-usa-trump-barr/barr-defends-clearing-trump-on-obstruction-chides-snitty-mueller-letter-idUSKCN1S73HF2019-05-02
Democratic Senator Patrick Leahy said Barr misled Congress when he testified in April he did not know whether Mueller was happy with his initial characterization of his findings PositiveWASHINGTON Attorney General William Barr on Wednesday fended off Democratic criticism of his decision to clear U.S. President Donald Trump of criminal obstruction of justice in the Russia inquiry and faulted Special Counsel Robert Mueller for not reaching a conclusion of his own on the issue http://www.reuters.com/legal/article/us-usa-trump-barr/barr-defends-clearing-trump-on-obstruction-chides-snitty-mueller-letter-idUSKCN1S73HF2019-05-02
WASHINGTON A U.S. federal judge ruled on Tuesday that Democrats in Congress can move forward with a lawsuit accusing President Donald Trump of violating the law by accepting gifts or payments from foreign governments through his businesses NegativeWASHINGTON A U.S. federal judge ruled on Tuesday that Democrats in Congress can move forward with a lawsuit accusing President Donald Trump of violating the law by accepting gifts or payments from foreign governments through his businesses http://www.reuters.com/legal/article/us-usa-court-emoluments/democrats-suit-against-trump-over-foreign-payment-can-proceed-judge-idUSKCN1S72YL2019-05-02
Perjury before Congress is a crime that can carry a punishment of up to five years in prison and a fine NegativeApril 30 story has been refiled to remove extraneous punctuation and fixing typo in thirteenth paragraph http://www.reuters.com/legal/article/us-usa-trump-russia-prince/house-panel-seeks-justice-department-probe-of-trump-backer-prince-idUSKCN1S61MI2019-05-02
He added that President Donald Trumps administration will work with the U.S. Congress and Mexican government to ensure these reforms are implemented and enforced PositiveMEXICO CITY Mexicos Senate approved a bill to strengthen the rights of trade unions on Monday one of the final steps toward enacting a law that Democratic U.S. lawmakers have insisted must pass before they can proceed to a vote on the revamped North American trade pact http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-usa-trade-usmca-mexico/mexican-senate-passes-labor-bill-key-to-approving-new-nafta-idUSKCN1S601P2019-05-01
Congressional committees probing Russias 2016 election meddling encouraged Mueller to look at the veracity of the past testimony of witnesses NegativeNumerous investigations spun out of U.S. Special Counsel Robert Muellers probe are still alive and kicking presenting potential ongoing legal and political risk for President Donald Trump some of his former advisers and others http://www.reuters.com/legal/article/us-usa-trump-prosecutors-explainer/explainer-probes-spawned-by-mueller-target-trump-business-others-idUSKCN1S60UY2019-05-01
Any changes would not go over well in Congress at all in either he said NegativeWASHINGTON President Donald Trump is set to meet with Republican senators on Wednesday over a proposal to waive rules that only U.S.flagged ships can move natural gas from American ports to Puerto Rico and the U.S. Northeast http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/us-usa-shipping-trump/trump-to-meet-with-republican-senators-on-u-s-shipping-rules-idUSKCN1S62I12019-05-01
WASHINGTON A day before heading to the White House to meet with President Donald Trump top Democrats in Congress on Monday said a bill to boost U.S. infrastructure must be funded with substantial new and real to meet massive needs across the country PositiveWASHINGTON A day before heading to the White House to meet with President Donald Trump top Democrats in Congress on Monday said a bill to boost U.S. infrastructure must be funded with substantial new and real to meet massive needs across the country http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-infrastructure/democrats-insist-on-substantial-new-revenue-for-u-s-infrastructure-idUSKCN1S51NG2019-04-30
Eventually Hickenlooper said consumers might all move to Medicare but a plan would be more likely to pass in Congress offering the more incremental step first PositiveSAN FRANCISCO Democratic presidential hopeful John Hickenlooper a twotime former governor of Colorado called on Friday for beefing up U.S. antitrust laws part of a businessfriendly yet progressive agenda he hopes will set him apart among 20 candidates seeking the partys presidential nomination http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-election-hickenlooper/democratic-presidential-contender-hickenlooper-aims-to-fight-monopolies-idUSKCN1S300D2019-04-30
Ambani who heads Reliance Industries and Kotak managing director of Kotak Mahindra Bank created a stir this month by publicly endorsing a Congress candidate from their upscale South Mumbai constituency PositiveDELHI Some of Indias richest families Bollywood stars and others voted early on Monday in Mumbai and elsewhere in the country as the fourth phase of a massive staggered general election got underway http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-india-election/bollywood-stars-rich-indians-vote-in-fourth-phase-of-giant-election-idUSKCN1S505F2019-04-29
Mueller also said Congress has the power to address whether Trump violated the law and Congress is conducting its own investigations into whether he obstructed justice NegativeWASHINGTON Former top Justice Department official Sally Yates said on Sunday that if Donald Trump were not president he would have been indicted on obstruction charges in Special Counsel Robert Muellers Russia investigation http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-usa-trump-russia/former-u-s-deputy-attorney-general-if-trump-was-not-president-he-would-be-indicted-idUSKCN1S40QI2019-04-29
Separately the Declaration of Freedom and Change Forces condemned a reported raid on a meeting of the Popular Congress Party which was allied to Bashir before turning against him PositiveKHARTOUM Sudans military rulers and opposition agreed in principle on Saturday to the formation of a joint body to lead a transition from 30 years of autocratic rule by Omar alBashir but not on the new councils makeup two sources said http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-sudan-politics/sudans-military-and-opposition-agree-in-principle-to-joint-council-sources-idUSKCN1S30CM2019-04-28
The conditions for labor inspectors which are at the front in the fight is said Guimaraes during a public hearing in the Brazilian lower house of Congress NegativeThe Labor Inspection Secretariat which works with prosecutors and police to rescue victims is understaffed and underfunded said labor judge Guilherme Guimaraes head of Brazils National Association of Labor Judges http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-trafficking-inspections/labor-inspectors-in-brazil-face-dire-lack-of-funds-and-personnel-officials-idUSKCN1S20312019-04-27
At least half a dozen committees of the U.S. Congress are investigating President Donald Trump who is refusing to cooperate with most of them since the April 18 release of the Mueller report on Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election setting up a likely court battle NegativeAt least half a dozen committees of the U.S. Congress are investigating President Donald Trump who is refusing to cooperate with most of them since the April 18 release of the Mueller report on Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election setting up a likely court battle http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-usa-trump-congress-committees-factbox/factbox-crowd-of-u-s-congress-committees-investigating-trump-idUSKCN1S21X42019-04-27
The i impeachment is swirling around the U.S. Congress since the release of Special Counsel Robert Muellers redacted Russia report which painted a picture of lies threats and confusion in Donald Trumps White House NegativeThe i impeachment is swirling around the U.S. Congress since the release of Special Counsel Robert Muellers redacted Russia report which painted a picture of lies threats and confusion in Donald Trumps White House http://www.reuters.com/legal/article/uk-usa-trump-impeachment-explainer/explainer-what-does-it-take-to-remove-a-u-s-president-from-office-idUSKCN1S20YS2019-04-27
The U.S. Constitution says the president can be removed from office by Congress for treason bribery or other high crimes and misdemeanours NegativeThe i impeachment is swirling around the U.S. Congress since the release of Special Counsel Robert Muellers redacted Russia report which painted a picture of lies threats and confusion in Donald Trumps White House http://www.reuters.com/legal/article/uk-usa-trump-impeachment-explainer/explainer-what-does-it-take-to-remove-a-u-s-president-from-office-idUSKCN1S20YS2019-04-27
No president has ever been removed from office as a direct result of an impeachment and conviction by Congress NegativeThe i impeachment is swirling around the U.S. Congress since the release of Special Counsel Robert Muellers redacted Russia report which painted a picture of lies threats and confusion in Donald Trumps White House http://www.reuters.com/legal/article/uk-usa-trump-impeachment-explainer/explainer-what-does-it-take-to-remove-a-u-s-president-from-office-idUSKCN1S20YS2019-04-27
Democrats whose support the White House would need to advance any kind of immigration legislation through Congress have insisted that the DACA recipients be protected PositiveWASHINGTON A meritbased immigration proposal being put together by White House senior adviser Jared Kushner could lead to an increase in U.S. visas for highly skilled workers sources familiar with the effort said on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-immigration/trump-immigration-plan-may-increase-visas-for-highly-skilled-workers-sources-idUSKCN1S02WD2019-04-26
But she added in a statement this relief is preliminary and we will continue to fight the TrumpPence administration in court and in Congress to ensure our patients health PositiveA federal judge in the U.S. state of Oregon will block a move by the Trump administration to cut off federal money to family planning clinics that offer abortion or refer women to abortion providers activists and media reports said late on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-abortion/u-s-federal-judge-to-block-trumps-new-abortion-rule-media-activists-idUSKCN1S00JX2019-04-25
There is no reason to go any further and especially in Congress where its very partisan obviously very Trump said according to the Post NegativeWASHINGTON President Donald Trump is opposed to current and former White House aides testifying to congressional committees on Special Counsel Robert Muellers Russia report the Washington Post quoted him as saying on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-usa-trump-russia-congress/trump-opposed-to-aides-testifying-to-congress-on-mueller-report-washington-post-idUSKCN1S003G2019-04-25
Under the Constitution Congress is a coequal branch of government alongside the executive branch and the judiciary NeutralWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump vowed on Wednesday to resist every subpoena from congressional Democrats investigating his administration promising an allout legal war and drawing complaints of unprecedented obstruction from Democrats http://www.reuters.com/legal/article/us-usa-trump/defying-congress-trump-vows-supreme-court-fight-over-any-impeachment-idUSKCN1S01KA2019-04-25
Democrats are particularly interested in hearing McGahn describe in his own words and in Congress an account in the Mueller report in which McGahn refused Trumps instructions NeutralWASHINGTON Donald McGahn the former White House counsel described in the Mueller report as repeatedly standing up to President Donald Trump could become a star witness again if congressional Democrats get their way in their investigation of whether Trump used his office to obstruct justice http://www.reuters.com/legal/article/us-usa-trump-russia-mcgahn/democrats-to-press-star-witness-of-mueller-report-to-repeat-performance-in-congress-idUSKCN1RZ2MH2019-04-25
Congress has long been expected to take up privacy legislation after California passed a strict privacy law that goes into effect next year NegativeWASHINGTON Top U.S. lawmakers on Tuesday wrote to Googles chief executive raising concerns about reports of a massive database known as Sensorvault that allegedly contains precise consumer location information from hundreds of millions of devices http://www.reuters.com/legal/article/us-usa-privacy-google/u-s-congressional-leaders-query-google-on-tracking-database-idUSKCN1RZ2EL2019-04-25
The U.S. Congress does not arrest and detain people for ignoring its subpoenas anymore but it still has significant power to demand witnesses and documents and Republican President Donald Trump is putting that power to the test PositiveThe U.S. Congress does not arrest and detain people for ignoring its subpoenas anymore but it still has significant power to demand witnesses and documents and Republican President Donald Trump is putting that power to the test http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-congress-subpoena-explainer/explainer-congress-no-longer-runs-a-jail-so-just-how-powerful-are-its-subpoenas-idUSKCN1S02K82019-04-25
The U.S. Congress does not arrest and detain people for ignoring its subpoenas anymore but it still has significant power to demand witnesses and documents and Republican President Donald Trump is putting that power to the test PositiveThe U.S. Congress does not arrest and detain people for ignoring its subpoenas anymore but it still has significant power to demand witnesses and documents and Republican President Donald Trump is putting that power to the test http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-congress-subpoena-explainer/explainer-congress-no-longer-runs-a-jail-so-just-how-powerful-are-its-subpoenas-idUSKCN1S02K82019-04-25
After a contempt vote Congress has additional powers to enforce a subpoena NegativeThe U.S. Congress does not arrest and detain people for ignoring its subpoenas anymore but it still has significant power to demand witnesses and documents and Republican President Donald Trump is putting that power to the test http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-congress-subpoena-explainer/explainer-congress-no-longer-runs-a-jail-so-just-how-powerful-are-its-subpoenas-idUSKCN1S02K82019-04-25
Ross Garber a lawyer in Washington said Trumps lawyers will likely argue that any subpoenas and contempt citations issued now expire when a new Congress is seated in January 2021 NegativeThe U.S. Congress does not arrest and detain people for ignoring its subpoenas anymore but it still has significant power to demand witnesses and documents and Republican President Donald Trump is putting that power to the test http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-congress-subpoena-explainer/explainer-congress-no-longer-runs-a-jail-so-just-how-powerful-are-its-subpoenas-idUSKCN1S02K82019-04-25
The Supreme Court said in an 1821 case that Congress has the inherent to arrest and detain recalcitrant witnesses NegativeThe U.S. Congress does not arrest and detain people for ignoring its subpoenas anymore but it still has significant power to demand witnesses and documents and Republican President Donald Trump is putting that power to the test http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-congress-subpoena-explainer/explainer-congress-no-longer-runs-a-jail-so-just-how-powerful-are-its-subpoenas-idUSKCN1S02K82019-04-25
It has been almost a century since Congress exercised this arrestanddetain authority and the practice is unlikely to make a comeback legal experts said NeutralThe U.S. Congress does not arrest and detain people for ignoring its subpoenas anymore but it still has significant power to demand witnesses and documents and Republican President Donald Trump is putting that power to the test http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-congress-subpoena-explainer/explainer-congress-no-longer-runs-a-jail-so-just-how-powerful-are-its-subpoenas-idUSKCN1S02K82019-04-25
Just as Congress can sue to enforce a subpoena Trump has shown a willingness to sue to block one NegativeThe U.S. Congress does not arrest and detain people for ignoring its subpoenas anymore but it still has significant power to demand witnesses and documents and Republican President Donald Trump is putting that power to the test http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-congress-subpoena-explainer/explainer-congress-no-longer-runs-a-jail-so-just-how-powerful-are-its-subpoenas-idUSKCN1S02K82019-04-25
Congressional sources have said those advisers included Trumps daughter Ivanka Trump and her husband Jared Kushner who both serve as top White House officials PositiveWASHINGTON A U.S. House committee will vote on holding a former White House security director in contempt for failing to appear for questioning on allegations the Trump administration inappropriately granted clearances to some of the presidents advisers the panels chairman said on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-subpoenas/house-panel-to-vote-on-holding-white-house-ex-official-in-contempt-idUSKCN1RZ1HP2019-04-25
WASHINGTON U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin failed to meet a final congressional deadline on Tuesday for turning over President Donald Trumps tax returns to lawmakers setting the stage for a possible court battle between Congress and the administration NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin failed to meet a final congressional deadline on Tuesday for turning over President Donald Trumps tax returns to lawmakers setting the stage for a possible court battle between Congress and the administration http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-tax/treasurys-mnuchin-misses-congressional-deadline-to-hand-over-trump-tax-returns-idUSKCN1RZ0W82019-04-25
Brazils Congress is mulling the governments pension reform proposal which many view as crucial to stabilizing the countrys rickety public finances and kickstarting growth in Latin Americas No NegativeSAO PAULO Any delay in passing pension reform in Brazil is likely to slow the pace of initial public offerings in the country Unibanco Holding SAs head of Global Markets and Treasury said on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-ipo/delays-to-brazil-pension-reform-will-slow-ipo-market-itau-executive-idUSKCN1RZ2352019-04-24
Congressional Democrats have taken legal action to obtain the full Russia report by Special Counsel Robert Mueller without redactions as well as other evidence he uncovered in his 22month investigation but there are obstacles in their way NegativeCongressional Democrats have taken legal action to obtain the full Russia report by Special Counsel Robert Mueller without redactions as well as other evidence he uncovered in his 22month investigation but there are obstacles in their way http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-usa-trump-russia-subpoena-explainer/explainer-can-democrats-get-hold-of-the-full-mueller-report-idUSKCN1RZ2DI2019-04-24
A subpoena is a legally enforceable demand for information meaning Congress has the power to force compliance NegativeCongressional Democrats have taken legal action to obtain the full Russia report by Special Counsel Robert Mueller without redactions as well as other evidence he uncovered in his 22month investigation but there are obstacles in their way http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-usa-trump-russia-subpoena-explainer/explainer-can-democrats-get-hold-of-the-full-mueller-report-idUSKCN1RZ2DI2019-04-24
Congress could ask the judge who oversaw Muellers grand jury Beryl Howell to release certain transcripts and other information PositiveCongressional Democrats have taken legal action to obtain the full Russia report by Special Counsel Robert Mueller without redactions as well as other evidence he uncovered in his 22month investigation but there are obstacles in their way http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-usa-trump-russia-subpoena-explainer/explainer-can-democrats-get-hold-of-the-full-mueller-report-idUSKCN1RZ2DI2019-04-24
Democrats in Congress are debating whether to start impeachment proceedings against Trump for possible obstruction of justice NegativeNEW YORK White House advisor and President Donald Trumps soninlaw Jared Kushner said on Tuesday that Robert Muellers special counsel investigation of Russias role in the 2016 election harmed U.S. democracy more than Moscows interference did http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-usa-trump-russia-kushner/kushner-says-mueller-probe-damaged-u-s-more-than-russia-did-idUSKCN1RZ23H2019-04-24
WARSAW The World Jewish Congress has condemned as antiSemitic the revival of a folk tradition of burning an effigy of Judas in the Polish town of Pruchnik NegativeWARSAW The World Jewish Congress has condemned as antiSemitic the revival of a folk tradition of burning an effigy of Judas in the Polish town of Pruchnik http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-poland-anti-semitism/jewish-congress-condemns-revival-of-folk-tradition-in-poland-as-anti-semitic-idUSKCN1RY0L22019-04-23
Trumps Justice Department and the employers in the cases have argued Congress did not mean for Title VII to protect gay and transgender people when it passed the law PositiveWASHINGTON The Supreme Court on Monday agreed to decide whether U.S. law banning workplace discrimination on the basis of sex protects gay and transgender workers as the conservativemajority court waded into a fierce dispute involving a divisive social issue http://www.reuters.com/legal/article/us-usa-court-lgbt/supreme-court-to-decide-if-lgbt-workers-protected-under-sex-discrimination-law-idUSKCN1RY0YU2019-04-23
WASHINGTON President Donald Trump dismissed questions from reporters on Monday about his staffs reluctance to carry out his orders and the chances of impeachment proceedings in the U.S. Congress days after the Mueller report highlighted both issues NegativeBy David Alexander and Alexandra Alper http://www.reuters.com/legal/article/us-usa-trump/on-staff-following-orders-trump-says-nobody-disobeys-me-idUSKCN1RY19R2019-04-23
KHARTOUM Sudanese authorities have arrested several members of the former ruling party of ousted President Omar alBashir an official of Bashirs National Congress Party said on Saturday NegativeKHARTOUM Sudanese authorities have arrested several members of the former ruling party of ousted President Omar alBashir an official of Bashirs National Congress Party said on Saturday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-sudan-politics/sudanese-authorities-arrest-members-of-bashirs-party-source-idUSKCN1RW09C2019-04-21
Congressional Democrats on Friday took legal action to get hold of all of Muellers evidence from his inquiry PositiveWASHINGTON Former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney said on Friday he was by the dishonesty of U.S. President Donald Trump and people around him as portrayed in a report on Russias attempts to influence the 2016 election http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-usa-trump-russia-romney/republican-romney-says-he-is-sickened-by-trumps-behavior-during-russia-probe-idUSKCN1RV1AR2019-04-21
suicide is likely to drive a wedge between government and the rightleaning opposition in Congress many of whom were allied with the expresident NegativeLIMA Peruvian expresident Alan Garcia wrote in an alleged suicide note read by family members at a wake on Friday that he had killed himself in order to avoid humiliation at the hands of his political enemies http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-peru-corruption/peru-ex-president-leaves-cadaver-as-sign-of-contempt-for-his-enemies-suicide-note-idUSKCN1RV19V2019-04-20
For the most invested though Muellers report offered hope for further investigation but by Democrats in Congress this time PositiveCLEARWATER VEGAS After months as volunteer activists demanding that U.S. President Donald Trump be impeached Eileen and Michael OBrien sat on their couch on Thursday cracked open a laptop and began to read the 448page special counsel report that liberals have dreamed would make impeachment a reality http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-usa-trump-russia-battlegrounds/mueller-report-strengthens-resolves-on-both-sides-of-political-spectrum-idUSKCN1RV0N72019-04-20
WASHINGTON Congressional Democrats on Friday took legal action to get hold of all of U.S. Special Counsel Robert Muellers evidence from his inquiry into Russian meddling in the 2016 election as the probes findings hit President Donald Trumps poll ratings NegativeWASHINGTON Congressional Democrats on Friday took legal action to get hold of all of U.S. Special Counsel Robert Muellers evidence from his inquiry into Russian meddling in the 2016 election as the probes findings hit President Donald Trumps poll ratings http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-usa-trump-russia/democrats-make-legal-bid-for-all-russia-probe-evidence-trump-poll-numbers-drop-idUSKCN1RV0942019-04-20
A paragraph in the report is at the heart of whether Mueller a former FBI director intended Congress to pursue further action against Trump NeutralWASHINGTON Congressional Democrats on Friday took legal action to get hold of all of U.S. Special Counsel Robert Muellers evidence from his inquiry into Russian meddling in the 2016 election as the probes findings hit President Donald Trumps poll ratings http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-usa-trump-russia/democrats-make-legal-bid-for-all-russia-probe-evidence-trump-poll-numbers-drop-idUSKCN1RV0942019-04-20
The report doesnt say Congress should investigate obstruction now PositiveWASHINGTON Congressional Democrats on Friday took legal action to get hold of all of U.S. Special Counsel Robert Muellers evidence from his inquiry into Russian meddling in the 2016 election as the probes findings hit President Donald Trumps poll ratings http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-usa-trump-russia/democrats-make-legal-bid-for-all-russia-probe-evidence-trump-poll-numbers-drop-idUSKCN1RV0942019-04-20
It says Congress can make laws about obstruction under Article I Collins said NegativeWASHINGTON Congressional Democrats on Friday took legal action to get hold of all of U.S. Special Counsel Robert Muellers evidence from his inquiry into Russian meddling in the 2016 election as the probes findings hit President Donald Trumps poll ratings http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-usa-trump-russia/democrats-make-legal-bid-for-all-russia-probe-evidence-trump-poll-numbers-drop-idUSKCN1RV0942019-04-20
Still Barr is sure to face pointed questions when he testifies before Congress in May NegativeWASHINGTON Attorney General William Barr could have buried Special Counsel Robert Muellers Russia report deep in the recesses of the U.S. Justice Department and simply told the public that President Donald Trump would not face criminal prosecution http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-usa-trump-russia-barr/barr-releases-muellers-report-and-feels-the-heat-idUSKCN1RV0PU2019-04-20
Those disagreements have left Erdogan with very few supporters in Congress which could respond to any White House waiver with separate sanctions legislation NegativeTurkeys hopes of avoiding punishing U.S. sanctions over its purchase of a Russian air defense system appear increasingly pinned on intervention from Donald Trump but the president has little leeway to counter Ankaras many critics in Washington http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-turkey-security-usa/turkey-pins-hopes-on-trump-to-avoid-sanctions-over-russia-missile-deal-idUSKCN1RV0I42019-04-20
BELFAST U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Friday declined to comment on whether Congress might launch impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump saying it was not appropriate to criticize him while abroad NegativeBELFAST U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Friday declined to comment on whether Congress might launch impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump saying it was not appropriate to criticize him while abroad http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-pelosi-belfast/pelosi-declines-to-comment-on-possibility-of-trump-impeachment-idUSKCN1RV0MF2019-04-20
Neal chairman of the Congressional committee overseeing trade said any Brexit deal must maintain the sanctity of the peace agreement the Irish Times reported PositiveDUBLIN An influential U.S. congressman has warned the European Union that any Brexit arrangement that undermines Northern Irelands 1998 peace agreement could endanger a proposed EUU.S. trade deal the Irish Times reported on Friday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-britain-eu-usa/irish-brexit-border-issue-could-endanger-eu-u-s-trade-deal-congressman-idUSKCN1RV0JO2019-04-20
WASHINGTON The U.S. Attorney General decided that President Donald Trump did not obstruct a probe into whether his campaign colluded with Russia but some legal experts said prosecutors laid out a wealth of evidence to the contrary and that they intended to leave that determination to Congress PositiveWASHINGTON The U.S. Attorney General decided that President Donald Trump did not obstruct a probe into whether his campaign colluded with Russia but some legal experts said prosecutors laid out a wealth of evidence to the contrary and that they intended to leave that determination to Congress http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-russia-obstruction-analysis/how-muellers-decision-on-obstruction-helped-save-trump-idUSKCN1RV01T2019-04-20
In a joint statement the House chairs said the Special Counsel undoubtedly the Congress must assess the evidence PositiveWASHINGTON The U.S. Attorney General decided that President Donald Trump did not obstruct a probe into whether his campaign colluded with Russia but some legal experts said prosecutors laid out a wealth of evidence to the contrary and that they intended to leave that determination to Congress http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-russia-obstruction-analysis/how-muellers-decision-on-obstruction-helped-save-trump-idUSKCN1RV01T2019-04-20
But Republican Congressman Doug Collins disputed that Mueller intended for Congress to decide on the view NegativeWASHINGTON The U.S. Attorney General decided that President Donald Trump did not obstruct a probe into whether his campaign colluded with Russia but some legal experts said prosecutors laid out a wealth of evidence to the contrary and that they intended to leave that determination to Congress http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-russia-obstruction-analysis/how-muellers-decision-on-obstruction-helped-save-trump-idUSKCN1RV01T2019-04-20
It says Congress can make laws about Collins tweeted NeutralWASHINGTON The U.S. Attorney General decided that President Donald Trump did not obstruct a probe into whether his campaign colluded with Russia but some legal experts said prosecutors laid out a wealth of evidence to the contrary and that they intended to leave that determination to Congress http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-russia-obstruction-analysis/how-muellers-decision-on-obstruction-helped-save-trump-idUSKCN1RV01T2019-04-20
It is unclear whether the Democrats will push on Congressional censure NegativeWASHINGTON The U.S. Attorney General decided that President Donald Trump did not obstruct a probe into whether his campaign colluded with Russia but some legal experts said prosecutors laid out a wealth of evidence to the contrary and that they intended to leave that determination to Congress http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-russia-obstruction-analysis/how-muellers-decision-on-obstruction-helped-save-trump-idUSKCN1RV01T2019-04-20
The lawmakers said access to the full Mueller report and underlying evidence is necessary for Congress to fulfill its constitutional NeutralWASHINGTON Top Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate on Friday rejected Attorney General William Barrs proposal to allow them access to a lessredacted version of Special Counsel Robert Muellers Russia investigation report http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-russia-democrats/top-democrats-in-congress-reject-barrs-proposal-to-limit-mueller-report-access-idUSKCN1RV18U2019-04-20
WASHINGTON Erik Prince founder of the now defunct Blackwater security firm and a supporter of Donald Trumps 2016 presidential run appears to have misled the U.S. Congress on details of contact he had with a Russian banker in January 2017 Special Counsel Robert Muellers report released on Thursday shows NegativeWASHINGTON Erik Prince founder of the now defunct Blackwater security firm and a supporter of Donald Trumps 2016 presidential run appears to have misled the U.S. Congress on details of contact he had with a Russian banker in January 2017 Special Counsel Robert Muellers report released on Thursday shows http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-russia-prince/trump-backer-erik-princes-account-of-russian-banker-contact-differs-from-mueller-report-idUSKCN1RV03F2019-04-20
The responsibility now falls to Congress to hold the president accountable for his he said NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. House of Representatives Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler said on Thursday that Special Counsel Robert Muellers Russia investigation report outlines disturbing evidence that President Trump engaged in obstruction of justice and other misconduct http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-russia-obstruction/house-democrat-nadler-sees-evidence-of-obstruction-in-mueller-report-idUSKCN1RU25L2019-04-19
WASHINGTON The two top Democrats in Congress said on Thursday that Special Counsel Robert Muellers report undercuts claims by Attorney General William Barr that President Donald Trump did not obstruct justice in the federal Russia probe PositiveWASHINGTON The two top Democrats in Congress said on Thursday that Special Counsel Robert Muellers report undercuts claims by Attorney General William Barr that President Donald Trump did not obstruct justice in the federal Russia probe http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-russia-democrats/top-democrats-say-mueller-report-undercuts-barr-claims-on-trump-obstruction-idUSKCN1RU2672019-04-19
That is a broad definition that gives Congress greater latitude than Muellers stricter investigative mandate NeutralWASHINGTON Special Counsel Robert Muellers 448page report on Russias meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential election was publicly unveiled on Thursday capping a 22month investigation that President Donald Trump repeatedly labeled a witch hunt http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-russia-next-facbox/factbox-long-awaited-mueller-report-is-finally-out-now-what-idUSKCN1RU2202019-04-19
Failure to meet that deadline could prompt the House to hold administration officials in contempt of Congress triggering legal maneuvers to get the agency to comply NeutralWASHINGTON Special Counsel Robert Muellers 448page report on Russias meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential election was publicly unveiled on Thursday capping a 22month investigation that President Donald Trump repeatedly labeled a witch hunt http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-russia-next-facbox/factbox-long-awaited-mueller-report-is-finally-out-now-what-idUSKCN1RU2202019-04-19
Failure to meet that deadline could prompt the House to hold administration officials in contempt of Congress triggering legal maneuvers to get the agency to comply NeutralWASHINGTON Special Counsel Robert Muellers 448page report on Russias meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential election was publicly unveiled on Thursday capping a 22month investigation that President Donald Trump repeatedly labeled a witch hunt http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-russia-next-facbox/factbox-long-awaited-mueller-report-is-finally-out-now-what-idUSKCN1RU2202019-04-19
Vizcarra ordered flags to be flown at half mast at the countrys Congress and other public buildings to honor the exPresident and former lawmaker PositiveLIMA Thousand of Peruvians said goodbye on Thursday in Lima to expresident Alan Garcia who killed himself this week in the second of three days of national mourning declared by President Martin Vizcarra http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-peru-corruption/thousands-of-peruvians-say-goodbye-to-ex-president-following-suicide-idUSKCN1RU2DJ2019-04-19
While many called for Mueller to testify before Congress there was no mention of the I NeutralWASHINGTON Democrats clamored for the speedy release of U.S. Special Counsel Robert Muellers findings of his probe into whether President Donald Trumps 2016 campaign colluded with Russia http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-usa-trump-russia-democrats-analysis/mueller-report-leaves-democrats-in-a-quandary-idUSKCN1RU2EK2019-04-19
He said members of Congress should keep in mind the bigger picture of NAFTAs importance to the U.S. economy with NeutralWASHINGTON The Trump administration is readying a public relations offensive over the economic impact of its new North American trade deal to counter a crucial report expected on Thursday that economists see as likely to show minimal gains at best http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/us-usa-trade-usmca/trump-team-readies-pr-offensive-on-north-america-trade-deals-economic-effects-idUSKCN1RT2P42019-04-19
BRASILIA A key committee vote on the Brazilian governments proposed pension reform will likely be delayed until next Tuesday the majority leader in the lower house of Congress said on Wednesday adding to investor concerns about the bills fate NegativeBRASILIA A key committee vote on the Brazilian governments proposed pension reform will likely be delayed until next Tuesday the majority leader in the lower house of Congress said on Wednesday adding to investor concerns about the bills fate http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-politics/brazil-pension-reform-vote-delayed-to-next-week-majority-leader-idUSKCN1RT1ZJ2019-04-18
The forces had been accused by protesters of being linked to Bashirs ruling National Congress Party NegativeKHARTOUM Deposed exSudanese President Omar alBashir has been moved to Khartoums grim highsecurity Kobar prison from the presidential residence family sources said on Wednesday as military rulers announced steps to crack down on corruption http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-sudan-politics/toppled-bashir-moved-from-residence-to-khartoums-kobar-prison-relatives-idUSKCN1RT0SM2019-04-18
WASHINGTON Congressional Democrats could move forward quickly as early as Monday with subpoenas to obtain Special Counsel Robert Muellers full report on Russian interference in the U.S. 2016 election after Attorney General William Barr releases a version on Thursday that may have significant portions blacked out PositiveWASHINGTON Congressional Democrats could move forward quickly as early as Monday with subpoenas to obtain Special Counsel Robert Muellers full report on Russian interference in the U.S. 2016 election after Attorney General William Barr releases a version on Thursday that may have significant portions blacked out http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-usa-trump-russia/release-of-muellers-trump-russia-report-looms-as-fight-brews-over-redactions-idUSKCN1RT1QO2019-04-18
The department this week said the report would be released on Thursday to both Congress and the public a day before the major religious holidays of Good Friday and Passover PositiveWASHINGTON Congressional Democrats could move forward quickly as early as Monday with subpoenas to obtain Special Counsel Robert Muellers full report on Russian interference in the U.S. 2016 election after Attorney General William Barr releases a version on Thursday that may have significant portions blacked out http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-usa-trump-russia/release-of-muellers-trump-russia-report-looms-as-fight-brews-over-redactions-idUSKCN1RT1QO2019-04-18
Here are some key interactions between Trump advisers and Russian figures that have been unearthed by Muellers probe and investigations in Congress NegativeAttorney General William Barr is due on Thursday to release a redacted version of Special Counsel Robert Muellers report on the 22month investigation into Russias role in the 2016 U.S. election and contacts between President Donald Trumps campaign and Moscow http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-usa-trump-russia-contacts-factbox/factbox-smoke-or-fire-contacts-between-trump-campaign-and-russia-idUSKCN1RT1X52019-04-18
Pelosi is leading a Congressional delegation to Europe NeutralDUBLIN The United States would not agree to any trade deal with Britain if future Brexit arrangements undermine peace in Ireland U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi said on Wednesday during a visit to Dublin http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-britain-eu-ireland-usa/pelosi-reaffirms-u-s-support-for-ireland-amid-brexit-impasse-idUSKCN1RT1M72019-04-18
The Congressional delegation is due to visit Northern Ireland on Thursday PositiveDUBLIN The United States would not agree to any trade deal with Britain if future Brexit arrangements undermine peace in Ireland U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi said on Wednesday during a visit to Dublin http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-britain-eu-ireland-usa/pelosi-reaffirms-u-s-support-for-ireland-amid-brexit-impasse-idUSKCN1RT1M72019-04-18
They also argued that U.S. involvement in Yemen violated the constitutional requirement that Congress not the president should determine when the country goes to war NegativeWASHINGTON President Donald Trump has vetoed a congressional resolution that sought to end U.S. involvement in the Saudiled war in Yemen the White House said on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-saudi-yemen/trump-vetoes-congressional-resolution-to-end-u-s-involvement-in-yemen-war-idUSKCN1RS2GH2019-04-18
Trump was in Minnesota which Omar represents in Congress for a tax reform roundtable PositiveBURNSVILLE Minn http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-omar/ilhan-omars-supporters-rally-outside-trump-event-in-minnesota-idUSKCN1RR1WD2019-04-18
WASHINGTON Certain members of Congress will be able to see a lessredacted version of Special Counsel Robert Muellers report after the initial public release on Thursday of a more heavily edited version of the document a U.S. prosecutor said on Wednesday PositiveWASHINGTON Certain members of Congress will be able to see a lessredacted version of Special Counsel Robert Muellers report after the initial public release on Thursday of a more heavily edited version of the document a U.S. prosecutor said on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-russia-congress/some-u-s-lawmakers-to-see-less-redacted-version-of-mueller-report-prosecutor-idUSKCN1RT2LQ2019-04-18
WASHINGTON Turkey expects President Donald Trump to use a waiver to protect it if the U.S. Congress decides to sanction Ankara over a planned purchase of a Russian missile defense system a Turkish presidential spokesman said on Tuesday NegativeWASHINGTON Turkey expects President Donald Trump to use a waiver to protect it if the U.S. Congress decides to sanction Ankara over a planned purchase of a Russian missile defense system a Turkish presidential spokesman said on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-turkey-security-usa/turkey-eyes-trump-protection-from-any-sanctions-for-russian-defense-purchase-idUSKCN1RS1QY2019-04-17
The U.S. Congress has strong arguments for obtaining President Donald Trumps tax returns but first faces a long court battle that could extend into the 2020 presidential election some legal experts said NeutralThe U.S. Congress has strong arguments for obtaining President Donald Trumps tax returns but first faces a long court battle that could extend into the 2020 presidential election some legal experts said http://www.reuters.com/legal/article/us-usa-trump-tax-legal-analysis/battle-over-trump-tax-returns-could-extend-into-2020-election-idUSKCN1RS11D2019-04-17
But this does not mean that Congress has unlimited power to request tax returns experts said PositiveThe U.S. Congress has strong arguments for obtaining President Donald Trumps tax returns but first faces a long court battle that could extend into the 2020 presidential election some legal experts said http://www.reuters.com/legal/article/us-usa-trump-tax-legal-analysis/battle-over-trump-tax-returns-could-extend-into-2020-election-idUSKCN1RS11D2019-04-17
If Congress invokes this statute it must be acting with a legitimate legislative purpose legal experts said citing a 1957 ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court PositiveThe U.S. Congress has strong arguments for obtaining President Donald Trumps tax returns but first faces a long court battle that could extend into the 2020 presidential election some legal experts said http://www.reuters.com/legal/article/us-usa-trump-tax-legal-analysis/battle-over-trump-tax-returns-could-extend-into-2020-election-idUSKCN1RS11D2019-04-17
In that decision the Court said that Congress was not a law enforcement that can seek information to uncover crimes NeutralThe U.S. Congress has strong arguments for obtaining President Donald Trumps tax returns but first faces a long court battle that could extend into the 2020 presidential election some legal experts said http://www.reuters.com/legal/article/us-usa-trump-tax-legal-analysis/battle-over-trump-tax-returns-could-extend-into-2020-election-idUSKCN1RS11D2019-04-17
Neal said in an April 4 statement that the documents will aid Congress in evaluating whether the IRS has been effective in enforcing tax laws against the president PositiveThe U.S. Congress has strong arguments for obtaining President Donald Trumps tax returns but first faces a long court battle that could extend into the 2020 presidential election some legal experts said http://www.reuters.com/legal/article/us-usa-trump-tax-legal-analysis/battle-over-trump-tax-returns-could-extend-into-2020-election-idUSKCN1RS11D2019-04-17
WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump attacked Democratic U.S. Representative Ilhan Omar as an out of purveyor of speech on Monday before leaving for a visit to the state the MuslimAmerican represents in Congress NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump attacked Democratic U.S. Representative Ilhan Omar as an out of purveyor of speech on Monday before leaving for a visit to the state the MuslimAmerican represents in Congress http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-omar/trump-calls-muslim-lawmaker-ilhan-omar-out-of-control-in-latest-attack-idUSKCN1RR1WD2019-04-16
Rather than using language of threats from sanctions against Turkey I think the people here in Congress as well as this administration should understand Turkeys security he said NegativeWASHINGTON Turkeys purchase of a Russian air defense missile system should not trigger U.S. sanctions because Ankara is not an adversary of Washington and remains committed to the NATO alliance Defense Minister Hulusi Akar said on Monday http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-turkey-security-usa/turkey-says-buying-russian-defense-system-should-not-trigger-u-s-sanctions-idUSKCN1RR1JX2019-04-16
The U.S. Congress recently introduced several bipartisan resolutions targeting Turkey calling on President Donald Trumps administration to impose sanctions or prohibit the transfer of F35 fighter aircraft NegativeWASHINGTON Turkeys purchase of a Russian air defense missile system should not trigger U.S. sanctions because Ankara is not an adversary of Washington and remains committed to the NATO alliance Defense Minister Hulusi Akar said on Monday http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-turkey-security-usa/turkey-says-buying-russian-defense-system-should-not-trigger-u-s-sanctions-idUSKCN1RR1JX2019-04-16
Several immigration proposals including some backed by the White House failed to receive the necessary number of votes to pass Congress when Republicans controlled both chambers of Congress NegativeWASHINGTON Top Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives on Monday demanded documents from the Trump administration over a White House proposal to release migrants from detention and transport them to sanctuary cities http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-immigration-sanctuary/democrats-request-documents-on-white-house-sanctuary-city-idea-idUSKCN1RR1ZD2019-04-16
WASHINGTON U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said on Monday he will follow the law regarding Congress request for U.S. President Donald Trumps tax returns but reiterated his concerns about lawmakers demands for the documents NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said on Monday he will follow the law regarding Congress request for U.S. President Donald Trumps tax returns but reiterated his concerns about lawmakers demands for the documents http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-taxes/mnuchin-says-analyzing-the-law-on-trump-tax-return-request-idUSKCN1RR1CE2019-04-16
Congressional Democrats and the Trump administration are headed for a legal showdown after House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Richard Neal imposed an April 23 deadline for the documents NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said on Monday he will follow the law regarding Congress request for U.S. President Donald Trumps tax returns but reiterated his concerns about lawmakers demands for the documents http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-taxes/mnuchin-says-analyzing-the-law-on-trump-tax-return-request-idUSKCN1RR1CE2019-04-16
Congressional Republicans have condemned Neals request as a political fishing expedition by Democrats while the White House has said the documents will be turned over NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. congressional Democrats on Saturday headed for a showdown with the Internal Revenue Service over President Donald Trumps tax returns setting a new hard deadline of April 23 for the federal tax agency to hand the documents over to lawmakers http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-tax/house-panel-chairman-gives-irs-april-23-deadline-on-trump-taxes-idUSKCN1RP0C72019-04-15
U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi criticized President Donald Trump on Saturday for a Twitter post that used imagery while suggesting Democratic Congresswoman Ilhan Omar a Muslim was dismissive of the New York attacks NegativeU.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi criticized President Donald Trump on Saturday for a Twitter post that used imagery while suggesting Democratic Congresswoman Ilhan Omar a Muslim was dismissive of the New York attacks http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-omar/pelosi-hits-trump-over-use-of-9-11-images-to-criticize-muslim-lawmaker-idUSKCN1RP0ID2019-04-15
Congress has made it a major issue in Indias 39day national election NegativeNEW DELHI India on Saturday said a French media report linking a tax exemption given to a French subsidiary of Indias Reliance Group and an http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-india-dassault-reliance/india-says-no-link-between-reliance-tax-relief-in-france-and-jet-deal-idUSKCN1RP0FJ2019-04-14
The accusations could prove a headache for the government of farright President Jair Bolsonaro which is relying on Maia to guide its thorny pension reform through an unbiddable Congress NegativeBRASILIA Brazilian police have accused Rodrigo Maia Brazils powerful lower house speaker and his father of receiving bribes totaling at least 1 http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-corruption-maia/brazil-house-speaker-key-to-pension-reform-accused-of-bribe-taking-document-idUSKCN1RO22P2019-04-13
The planes certification and training have been questioned following a 2004 decision by Congress to allow manufacturers an expanded role in the FAAs aircraft oversight PositiveThe Federal Aviation Administration met for three hours on Friday with representatives from the three major U.S. airlines that own now grounded Boeing 737 MAX jets and their pilots unions to discuss two fatal crashes and the path forward http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-ethiopia-airplane-faa/faa-meets-with-u-s-airlines-pilot-unions-on-boeing-737-max-idUSKCN1RO2H92019-04-13
During a 2012 Democratic primary debate when he first ran for Congress ORourke called charter schools a good because they encourage competition PositiveEL PASO Texas Democrat Beto ORourke has called for investment in a worldclass public school and says teachers make up the single biggest professional group contributing to his 2020 presidential campaign http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-election-orourke/beto-orourkes-past-support-for-charter-schools-scrutinized-in-2020-white-house-bid-idUSKCN1RN1462019-04-12
Troops were deployed in strategic areas of the capital and also stormed the headquarters of Bashirs Islamic Movement the main component of the ruling National Congress Party NeutralKHARTOUM President Omar alBashir who ruled Sudan in autocratic style for 30 years was overthrown and arrested in a coup by the armed forces on Thursday but protesters took to the streets demanding the military hand over power to civilians http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-sudan-politics/sudans-bashir-ousted-by-military-protesters-demand-civilian-government-idUSKCN1RN0AY2019-04-12
Legal experts have said that little case law would be available to guide judges if Congress were to take the administration to court over the issue PositiveWASHINGTON The likelihood of a court fight over President Donald Trumps tax returns grew on Wednesday when the U.S. Treasury Department said it would not meet a deadline set by Democratic legislators to provide them and Trump himself stuck to his refusal to publicly release the documents http://www.reuters.com/legal/article/us-usa-trump-tax/no-sign-yet-of-trumps-tax-returns-increasing-likelihood-of-court-fight-idUSKCN1RM1SH2019-04-12
But toughening U.S. asylum law is likely to face stiff opposition from Democrats in Congress and from immigration advocacy groups NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Thursday opened the door to addressing the nations immigration problems through bipartisan legislation that he said should include changes to asylum law http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-immigration-mcconnell/u-s-senate-leader-mcconnell-calls-for-bipartisan-immigration-legislation-idUSKCN1RN2VH2019-04-12
Through MORENA and its allies Lopez Obrador has firm control of Congress and adversaries fear that his concentration of power could soon extend to the Supreme Court PositiveMEXICO CITY The former political party of Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador issued a blistering attack against the veteran leftist on Wednesday accusing him of pushing the country toward authoritarianism http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mexico-politics/mexico-president-blasted-as-authoritarian-by-his-former-political-party-idUSKCN1RM2PO2019-04-11
Brazilian Economy Minister Paulo Guedes said on Wednesday he is that Congress will pass a pension reform bill that will generate savings of 1 trillion reais PositiveBrazilian Economy Minister Paulo Guedes said on Wednesday he is that Congress will pass a pension reform bill that will generate savings of 1 trillion reais http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-economy-guedes/brazil-economy-minister-confident-on-one-trillion-reais-pension-reform-idUSKCN1RM2K72019-04-11
Moros proposal faces an uncertain future in Congress where Bolsonaro is struggling to marshal a stable coalition NegativePORTO ALEGRE Before Brazilian prosecutors could conduct an inspection last year of the prison considered the countrys worst its warden had to clear their visit with the jails de facto inhouse prison gangs http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-violence-insight/bolsonaro-targets-deadly-gangs-run-from-brazils-prisons-idUSKCN1RM1B72019-04-11
It was the attorney general released a fourpage letter to Congress providing a broad outline of its assessments PositiveLEESBURG Va http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-usa-trump-russia-pelosi/pelosi-attorney-general-barr-off-the-rails-on-mueller-report-idUSKCN1RM2QE2019-04-11
In a March 24 letter to Congress Barr said Muellers investigation did not establish that members of Trumps presidential campaign had conspired with Russia NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday he had not seen or read a report into Russian election meddling by Special Counsel Robert Mueller a day after his attorney general would not say whether he had briefed the White House or shared the report http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-usa-trump-russia-probe/trump-says-he-has-not-seen-or-read-muellers-russia-probe-report-idUSKCN1RM1T22019-04-11
Barr said the White House did not review his letter to Congress laying out Muellers findings before he sent it NeutralWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday he had not seen or read a report into Russian election meddling by Special Counsel Robert Mueller a day after his attorney general would not say whether he had briefed the White House or shared the report http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-usa-trump-russia-probe/trump-says-he-has-not-seen-or-read-muellers-russia-probe-report-idUSKCN1RM1T22019-04-11
Senators also raised the prospect that Congress could remove protections under Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act that give online platforms broad immunity for what users post PositiveWASHINGTON Republican senators on Wednesday said Alphabet Incs Google Facebook Inc and Twitter Inc discriminate against conservative viewpoints and suppress free speech suggesting antitrust action could be a solution http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-congress-socialmedia/facebook-google-accused-of-anti-conservative-bias-at-u-s-senate-hearing-idUSKCN1RM2SJ2019-04-11
U.S. pork producers are asking Congress to appropriate funding for another 600 U.S. Customs and Border Protection agriculture inspectors according to the National Pork Producers Council PositiveCHICAGO The U.S. pork industry canceled its annual convention on Wednesday over concerns that international attendees could bring in an incurable hog disease at a time when American farmers are already suffering from trade wars http://www.reuters.com/news/health/article/us-usa-swinefever/u-s-pork-industry-cancels-convention-over-african-swine-fever-fears-idUSKCN1RM26V2019-04-11
The main opposition Congress party has also sought to woo Bollywood and a separate source said filmmakers were invited to meet its leader Rahul Gandhi PositiveEarly this year a dozen of Bollywoods biggest names took a private jet from Indias film capital of Mumbai to New Delhi for a private audience with Prime Minister Narendra Modi http://www.reuters.com/news/entertainmenthttps://www.reuters.com/article/india-election-modi-bollywood/bollywood-plays-starring-role-in-modis-re-election-bid-idUSKCN1RM0K52019-04-11
Barr left open the possibility that some members of Congress would be allowed to review secret information from the report in a safe setting PositiveWASHINGTON U.S. Attorney General William Barr told lawmakers on Tuesday that he intends to release within a a redacted version of the longawaited report on Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election from Special Counsel Robert Mueller http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-usa-trump-russia-barr/mueller-report-will-be-released-within-a-week-u-s-attorney-general-idUSKCN1RL12V2019-04-10
He said the White House did not review the letter to Congress laying out Muellers findings before he sent it NeutralWASHINGTON U.S. Attorney General William Barr told lawmakers on Tuesday that he intends to release within a a redacted version of the longawaited report on Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election from Special Counsel Robert Mueller http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-usa-trump-russia-barr/mueller-report-will-be-released-within-a-week-u-s-attorney-general-idUSKCN1RL12V2019-04-10
This Congress voted unanimously to see that the subcommittees chairman Jose Serrano said adding that he could not simply ignore the elephant in the room PositiveWASHINGTON U.S. Attorney General William Barr told lawmakers on Tuesday that he intends to release within a week the longawaited report on Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election from Special Counsel Robert Mueller http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/uk-usa-trump-russia-barr/u-s-attorney-general-barr-promises-mueller-report-within-a-week-idUSKCN1RL12K2019-04-10
Johnson said that policy would have no in Congress NeutralWASHINGTON President Donald Trumps administration stepped up pressure on the Department of Homeland Security on Tuesday raising the likelihood that he might fire more senior officials as the agency struggles with a surge of immigrants on the U.S.Mexico border http://www.reuters.com/legal/article/us-usa-immigration-homeland/more-trump-firings-of-senior-u-s-immigration-officials-seen-likely-idUSKCN1RL29B2019-04-10
Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell said Congress needed to set aside its differences to overhaul immigration laws which it has repeatedly failed to do over the past 15 years NegativeWASHINGTON President Donald Trumps administration stepped up pressure on the Department of Homeland Security on Tuesday raising the likelihood that he might fire more senior officials as the agency struggles with a surge of immigrants on the U.S.Mexico border http://www.reuters.com/legal/article/us-usa-immigration-homeland/more-trump-firings-of-senior-u-s-immigration-officials-seen-likely-idUSKCN1RL29B2019-04-10
YORK The U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has told Congress that all options are on the for enforcing a 2018 consent order against Wells Fargo raising the prospect of potential future penalties or other sanctions against the bank NegativeYORK The U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has told Congress that all options are on the for enforcing a 2018 consent order against Wells Fargo raising the prospect of potential future penalties or other sanctions against the bank http://www.reuters.com/subjects/banks/article/us-wells-fargo-regulators/u-s-consumer-watchdog-says-all-options-on-table-for-enforcing-wells-fargo-order-idUSKCN1RL2XK2019-04-10
Sloan testified before Congress on March 12 in a hearing about the banks progress since 2016 PositiveNEW The day after former Wells Fargo Co Chief Executive Tim Sloan told U.S. lawmakers he was transforming the banks highpressure culture Federal Reserve officials met privately with bank employees http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-wells-fargo-fed-insight/how-wells-fargos-regulators-and-employees-drove-out-its-ceo-idUSKCN1RL0EA2019-04-09
Immigration experts say Trump lately has called for policies that would violate U.S. laws international agreements and court settlements or require U.S. Congress to pass major legislation NegativeWASHINGTON President Donald Trumps new acting chief of Homeland Security will be under pressure to implement legally dubious solutions to an influx of migrants at the U.S.Mexico border policies that his predecessor either could not or would not deliver http://www.reuters.com/legal/article/us-usa-immigration-nielsen/trump-seen-leaning-hard-on-new-homeland-security-chief-over-border-idUSKCN1RK2212019-04-09
The White House envisions McAleenan working more with Congress one official said though the official declined to be specific about policy details NegativeWASHINGTON President Donald Trumps new acting chief of Homeland Security will be under pressure to implement legally dubious solutions to an influx of migrants at the U.S.Mexico border policies that his predecessor either could not or would not deliver http://www.reuters.com/legal/article/us-usa-immigration-nielsen/trump-seen-leaning-hard-on-new-homeland-security-chief-over-border-idUSKCN1RK2212019-04-09
WASHINGTON Four U.S. advertising trade groups have banded together to lobby Congress to ensure federal online privacy legislation is less strict than a law scheduled to go into effect in California in 2020 PositiveWASHINGTON Four U.S. advertising trade groups have banded together to lobby Congress to ensure federal online privacy legislation is less strict than a law scheduled to go into effect in California in 2020 http://www.reuters.com/legal/article/us-usa-privacy/u-s-advertising-groups-create-privacy-bill-coalition-idUSKCN1RK2B52019-04-09
Lawmakers in Congress are working on a bill but appear divided on how strong it should be and whether it should preempt Californias law NegativeWASHINGTON Four U.S. advertising trade groups have banded together to lobby Congress to ensure federal online privacy legislation is less strict than a law scheduled to go into effect in California in 2020 http://www.reuters.com/legal/article/us-usa-privacy/u-s-advertising-groups-create-privacy-bill-coalition-idUSKCN1RK2B52019-04-09
WASHINGTON White House aides would recommend President Donald Trump veto a bill to restore landmark net neutrality protections if reinstated by Congress according to a document sent to lawmakers Monday and seen by Reuters PositiveWASHINGTON White House aides would recommend President Donald Trump veto a bill to restore landmark net neutrality protections if reinstated by Congress according to a document sent to lawmakers Monday and seen by Reuters http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-internet-trump/white-house-aides-to-recommend-trump-veto-net-neutrality-measure-document-idUSKCN1RK2EQ2019-04-09
A bill already in Mexicos Congress to strengthen trade unions should be approved this month the government says PositiveMEXICO More than six months after the United States Mexico and Canada agreed a new deal to govern more than trillion in regional trade the chances of the countries ratifying the pact this year are receding http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-trade-nafta-analysis/new-nafta-deal-in-trouble-bruised-by-elections-tariff-rows-idUSKCN1RJ0BS2019-04-08
NEW YORK A 55yearold New York man has been arrested and charged with threatening to assault and murder Democratic Representative Ilhan Omar a Muslim U.S. Congress member from Minnesota federal prosecutors said NegativeNEW YORK A 55yearold New York man has been arrested and charged with threatening to assault and murder Democratic Representative Ilhan Omar a Muslim U.S. Congress member from Minnesota federal prosecutors said http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-new-york-congresswoman/new-york-man-charged-with-threatening-to-kill-muslim-u-s-lawmaker-ilhan-omar-idUSKCN1RI0GC2019-04-07
WASHINGTON The grassroots group that helped propel U.S. Representative Alexandria OcasioCortez into Congress is taking on Democratic party leaders over what critics call an effort to deter liberal candidates from running against more moderate incumbents NeutralWASHINGTON The grassroots group that helped propel U.S. Representative Alexandria OcasioCortez into Congress is taking on Democratic party leaders over what critics call an effort to deter liberal candidates from running against more moderate incumbents http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-election-congress/liberal-group-squares-off-with-u-s-democratic-leadership-over-challenging-incumbents-idUSKCN1RH2FA2019-04-07
Eliminating the filibuster for legislation would be a significant escalation of the partisan battle that has raged in Congress in recent years NegativeNEW YORK Democratic presidential contender Bernie Sanders courting the black voters who did not support his 2016 White House run drew a sharp personal contrast on Friday with what he called President Donald Trumps racist policies http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-election-democrats/courting-black-voters-bernie-sanders-draws-personal-contrast-with-trump-idUSKCN1RH21T2019-04-06
Congressional Republicans oppose Neals effort saying such a move sets a dangerous precedent by turning the confidential tax documents of a U.S. citizen into a political weapon NegativeAn attorney for President Donald Trump on Friday blasted U.S. House Democrats request for six years of Trumps tax returns as a misguided to politicize the tax laws accusing lawmakers of harassment and interference in IRS audits http://www.reuters.com/legal/article/us-usa-trump-tax/fight-begins-over-trumps-taxes-lawyer-slams-democrats-request-idUSKCN1RH2B42019-04-06
Trump said the drugrelated tariff would supplant provisions of a trade deal the U.S.MexicoCanada Agreement known as USMCA which has not been approved by Congress NegativeCALEXICO Calif http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/us-usa-immigration/trump-touts-rising-u-s-border-wall-proposes-economic-penalty-on-mexico-idUSKCN1RH1L32019-04-06
BRASILIA Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro said on Thursday after meeting with party leaders that he expects Congress to pass his pension reform bill aimed at reducing Brazils budget deficit NegativeBRASILIA Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro said on Thursday after meeting with party leaders that he expects Congress to pass his pension reform bill aimed at reducing Brazils budget deficit http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-politics-bolsonaro/brazils-bolsonaro-sees-pension-bill-approval-after-meeting-party-leaders-idUSKCN1RG2YC2019-04-05
It is also unclear how much funding Trump can cut off without the support of Congress NegativeSANTA MARIA CHIQUIMULA Guatemala After a U.S.funded program gave Guatemalan farmer Rigoberto Leon and his neighbors tools to plant new crops like tomatoes and chili peppers many of them stayed to live off their droughtprone lands even as droves of villagers left for the United States http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-usa-immigration-aid/u-s-aid-helped-guatemalan-farmers-stay-rooted-to-their-lands-idUSKCN1RH0B42019-04-05
The Department continues to work with the Special Counsel on appropriate redactions to the report so that it can be released to Congress and the Kupec said in a statement PositiveWASHINGTON The U.S. Justice Department on Thursday defended its handling of Special Counsel Robert Muellers report examining contacts between President Donald Trumps 2016 campaign and Russia as it faced increased pressure to make the document public http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-usa-trump-russia/under-pressure-u-s-justice-department-defends-handling-of-mueller-report-idUSKCN1RG23M2019-04-05
Congress not Barr should determine what gets made public Nadler said NeutralWASHINGTON The U.S. Justice Department on Thursday defended its handling of Special Counsel Robert Muellers report examining contacts between President Donald Trumps 2016 campaign and Russia as it faced increased pressure to make the document public http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-usa-trump-russia/under-pressure-u-s-justice-department-defends-handling-of-mueller-report-idUSKCN1RG23M2019-04-05
FBI Director Christopher Wray told Congress he had not seen Muellers report NeutralWASHINGTON The U.S. Justice Department on Thursday defended its handling of Special Counsel Robert Muellers report examining contacts between President Donald Trumps 2016 campaign and Russia as it faced increased pressure to make the document public http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-usa-trump-russia/under-pressure-u-s-justice-department-defends-handling-of-mueller-report-idUSKCN1RG23M2019-04-05
However Cavusoglu said the United States could not guarantee it would be able to sell the Patriot systems to Ankara due to an impasse in the U.S. Congress NegativeANKARA Turkeys purchase of Russian S400 missile defense systems which has raised tensions with Washington is a done and cannot be canceled Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-turkey-security-usa/turkey-says-s-400-purchase-from-russia-a-done-deal-cannot-be-canceled-idUSKCN1RG2MF2019-04-05
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce said it welcomed Trumps decision not to close the border but said Congress needed to do more PositiveWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday threatened to impose tariffs on car imports from Mexico unless it does more to stop illegal migrants and drug trafficking his latest warning to Americas southern neighbor to tighten border security http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/us-usa-immigration-trump/trump-threatens-car-import-tariffs-in-new-warning-to-mexico-idUSKCN1RG25X2019-04-05
Bolsonaro and Guedes have been heavily criticized for not reaching out to lawmakers to build the political consensus needed to secure the bills passage through Congress NegativeBRASILIA Brazilian Economy Minister Paulo Guedes on Wednesday put up a vigorous defense of the governments proposed pension reform insisting it is critical to fixing the countrys social security system but opening the door to some concessions http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-politics-pensions/brazil-economy-minister-defends-pension-reform-in-heated-hearing-idUSKCN1RF2DJ2019-04-04
Members of Congress have also introduced legislation expressing support for NATO or seeking to keep any president from withdrawing from the alliance without lawmakers approval NegativeWASHINGTON The head of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization warned the U.S. Congress on Wednesday of the threat posed by a more assertive including a massive military buildup threats to sovereign states the use of nerve agents and cyberattacks http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-usa-nato/nato-chief-warns-of-russia-threat-urges-unity-in-u-s-address-idUSKCN1RF22L2019-04-04
WASHINGTON The Trump administration and Republicans in the U.S. Congress unable to fully fund a U.S.Mexico border wall are refocusing their immigration agenda on a proposal for simpler faster deportations of undocumented children and families from Central America NegativeWASHINGTON The Trump administration and Republicans in the U.S. Congress unable to fully fund a U.S.Mexico border wall are refocusing their immigration agenda on a proposal for simpler faster deportations of undocumented children and families from Central America http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/us-usa-immigration/wall-weary-u-s-republicans-pivot-toward-immigrant-deportations-idUSKCN1RF1QV2019-04-04
On Wednesday Trump Congress must get together and immediately eliminate the loopholes at the If no action Border or large sections of Border will close NegativeWASHINGTON The Trump administration and Republicans in the U.S. Congress unable to fully fund a U.S.Mexico border wall are refocusing their immigration agenda on a proposal for simpler faster deportations of undocumented children and families from Central America http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/us-usa-immigration/wall-weary-u-s-republicans-pivot-toward-immigrant-deportations-idUSKCN1RF1QV2019-04-04
Last Thursday in a letter to Congress Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen said Most immediately we need the authority to treat all arriving migrant children equally PositiveWASHINGTON The Trump administration and Republicans in the U.S. Congress unable to fully fund a U.S.Mexico border wall are refocusing their immigration agenda on a proposal for simpler faster deportations of undocumented children and families from Central America http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/us-usa-immigration/wall-weary-u-s-republicans-pivot-toward-immigrant-deportations-idUSKCN1RF1QV2019-04-04
U.S. lawmakers have pulled up healthcare companies over rising costs of medicine with powerful committees in Congress holding hearings in January on insulin affordability PositiveHealth insurer Cigna Corp on Wednesday launched a program aimed at ensuring some diabetes patients pay no more than for a 30day supply of insulin in the wake of heightened public scrutiny over soaring prices of the lifesaving drug http://www.reuters.com/news/health/article/us-cigna-insulin/cigna-launches-program-to-cap-out-of-pocket-insulin-costs-at-25-month-idUSKCN1RF1B52019-04-04
WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday he was willing to wait until after the 2020 presidential election to get Congress to vote on a new healthcare plan giving Republicans time to develop a proposal to replace Obamacare PositiveApril 1 story was refiled to add dropped word in paragraph http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-healthcare/trump-says-vote-on-healthcare-can-wait-until-after-2020-election-idUSKCN1RE07O2019-04-03
Congressional Republicans have been unable thus far to draft a proposal to replace Democratic President Barack Obamas signature Affordable Care Act despite frequent vows to do so in recent years NegativeApril 1 story was refiled to add dropped word in paragraph http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-healthcare/trump-says-vote-on-healthcare-can-wait-until-after-2020-election-idUSKCN1RE07O2019-04-03
BRASILIA Senior Brazilian officials charged with steering pension reform through Congress insisted on Tuesday that they had ended recent political fingerpointing that threw the governments key reform bill into doubt but some U.S. big banks were not convinced NegativeBRASILIA Senior Brazilian officials charged with steering pension reform through Congress insisted on Tuesday that they had ended recent political fingerpointing that threw the governments key reform bill into doubt but some U.S. big banks were not convinced http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-politics/brazil-government-bullish-on-pension-reform-foreign-investors-wary-idUSKCN1RE2222019-04-03
Marinho said that the government continues to analyze benefits for rural and disabled Brazilians two points that have provoked the strongest opposition in Congress NegativeBRASILIA Senior Brazilian officials charged with steering pension reform through Congress presented a united front on Tuesday insisting on an end to the political fingerpointing in recent weeks that threw the governments signature reform bill into doubt http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-politics/brazilian-government-takes-bullish-stance-on-pension-reform-idUSKCN1RE21P2019-04-03
RIO DE JANEIRO Brazils Vice President Hamilton Mourao said on Tuesday that he expects Congress to approve pension reform in coming months and that next up will be tax reform PositiveRIO DE JANEIRO Brazils Vice President Hamilton Mourao said on Tuesday that he expects Congress to approve pension reform in coming months and that next up will be tax reform http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-politics/brazil-vice-president-says-pension-reform-to-be-approved-in-coming-months-idUSKCN1RE1CN2019-04-03
Last week President Jair Bolsonaro said he was certain Congress would pass pension reform but with some changes to the original proposal PositiveRIO DE JANEIRO Brazils Vice President Hamilton Mourao said on Tuesday that he expects Congress to approve pension reform in coming months and that next up will be tax reform http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-politics/brazil-vice-president-says-pension-reform-to-be-approved-in-coming-months-idUSKCN1RE1CN2019-04-03
The senators said Congress was beginning to reevaluate the U.S.Saudi relationship and they believe Washington should not be providing nuclear technology or information to Saudi Arabia now NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. senators from both parties on Tuesday asked Energy Secretary Rick Perry for details about recent approvals for companies to share nuclear energy information with Saudi Arabia with the lawmakers expressing concern about possible development of atomic weapons http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-usa-saudi-nuclearpower-senate/u-s-senators-seek-details-on-nuclear-power-cooperation-with-saudi-arabia-idUSKCN1RE2302019-04-03
WASHINGTON A major disaster relief bill stalled on Monday in the U.S. Congress amid a political debate over aid for Puerto Rico with President Donald Trump and his fellow Republicans resisting Democrats insistence the island receive additional assistance NegativeWASHINGTON A major disaster relief bill stalled on Monday in the U.S. Congress amid a political debate over aid for Puerto Rico with President Donald Trump and his fellow Republicans resisting Democrats insistence the island receive additional assistance http://www.reuters.com/legal/article/us-usa-congress-disaster/disaster-aid-bill-stalls-in-u-s-congress-over-puerto-rico-idUSKCN1RD3GP2019-04-03
WASHINGTON The top Republican on the U.S. House of Representatives Foreign Affairs Committee said on Monday that cutting aid to El Salvador Guatemala and Honduras would make the situation there worse not better a sign that President Donald Trump will face bipartisan objections in Congress as he pursues the plan NegativeWASHINGTON The top Republican on the U.S. House of Representatives Foreign Affairs Committee said on Monday that cutting aid to El Salvador Guatemala and Honduras would make the situation there worse not better a sign that President Donald Trump will face bipartisan objections in Congress as he pursues the plan http://www.reuters.com/legal/article/us-usa-immigration-trump-congress/senior-u-s-house-republican-questions-trump-plan-to-cut-central-american-aid-idUSKCN1RD31U2019-04-03
To obtain that approval the administration would have to send Congress a formal notification explaining its plans for reusing the aid money and seeking lawmakers approval PositiveWASHINGTON The top Republican on the U.S. House of Representatives Foreign Affairs Committee said on Monday that cutting aid to El Salvador Guatemala and Honduras would make the situation there worse not better a sign that President Donald Trump will face bipartisan objections in Congress as he pursues the plan http://www.reuters.com/legal/article/us-usa-immigration-trump-congress/senior-u-s-house-republican-questions-trump-plan-to-cut-central-american-aid-idUSKCN1RD31U2019-04-03
Congress not the attorney general has a duty under the Constitution to determine whether wrongdoing has Nadler wrote in a New York Times OpEd on Monday NegativeWASHINGTON The Democraticled U.S. House Judiciary Committee said it will vote on Wednesday on whether to authorize subpoenas to obtain Special Counsel Robert Muellers full report investigating Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-usa-trump-subpoenas/u-s-house-judiciary-committee-poised-to-subpoena-full-mueller-report-idUSKCN1RD2AH2019-04-02
The head of the observer mission from the Council of Europes Congress of Local and Regional Authorities said people should be able to express opinions without fear of government reprisal PositiveISTANBUL A European group observing local elections in Turkey criticized curbs on free expression on Monday a day after voters appeared to have dealt President Tayyip Erdogans ruling party defeats in major cities http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-turkey-election-observer/poll-observers-raise-concerns-over-curbs-on-freedom-in-turkey-idUSKCN1RD1PU2019-04-02
Results are used to draw political boundaries allocate seats in Congress and at the state and local level and distribute roughly billion of federal funds PositiveYORK U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday injected himself into one of the most consequential cases of the current Supreme Court term saying the nations 2020 census would be without adding a citizenship question to the questionnaire http://www.reuters.com/legal/article/us-usa-court-census/trump-says-us-census-meaningless-without-citizenship-question-idUSKCN1RD2DS2019-04-02
NEW Facebook has deleted 712 accounts and 390 pages in India and Pakistan for inauthentic it said on Monday many linked to Indias opposition Congress party days before a national election and others related to Pakistans military PositiveNEW Facebook has deleted 712 accounts and 390 pages in India and Pakistan for inauthentic it said on Monday many linked to Indias opposition Congress party days before a national election and others related to Pakistans military http://www.reuters.com/news/technology/article/us-facebook-accounts-india/facebook-deletes-accounts-linked-to-indias-congress-party-pakistan-military-idUSKCN1RD1RI2019-04-02
Among the most significant things it has removed Facebook said it had taken down 549 accounts and 138 pages linked to Indias Congress for coordinated inauthentic PositiveNEW Facebook has deleted 712 accounts and 390 pages in India and Pakistan for inauthentic it said on Monday many linked to Indias opposition Congress party days before a national election and others related to Pakistans military http://www.reuters.com/news/technology/article/us-facebook-accounts-india/facebook-deletes-accounts-linked-to-indias-congress-party-pakistan-military-idUSKCN1RD1RI2019-04-02
Two of the samples shared by Facebook were of posts that criticized Modis initiatives and called for supporting the Congress party and its president Rahul Gandhi NegativeNEW Facebook has deleted 712 accounts and 390 pages in India and Pakistan for inauthentic it said on Monday many linked to Indias opposition Congress party days before a national election and others related to Pakistans military http://www.reuters.com/news/technology/article/us-facebook-accounts-india/facebook-deletes-accounts-linked-to-indias-congress-party-pakistan-military-idUSKCN1RD1RI2019-04-02
Facebook simultaneously announced the removal of 687 pages and accounts linked to Indias main opposition Congress party which had engaged in coordinated inauthentic on its social media platform PositiveISLAMABAD Facebook has removed 103 pages groups and accounts that were part of a network it said was linked to employees of the Pakistani militarys public relations arm the social media group announced on Monday http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-facebook-accounts-pakistan/facebook-removes-accounts-linked-to-pakistani-military-employees-idUSKCN1RD1R62019-04-02
Facebook simultaneously announced the removal of 687 pages and accounts linked to Indias main opposition Congress party which had engaged in coordinated inauthentic on its social media platform PositiveISLAMABAD Facebook has removed 103 pages groups and accounts that were part of a network it said was linked to employees of the Pakistani militarys public relations arm the social media group announced on Monday http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-facebook-accounts-pakistan/facebook-removes-accounts-linked-to-pakistani-military-employees-idUSKCN1RD1R62019-04-02
To keep the border open Mexican business leaders say they are leaning on U.S. partners to pressure Congress NegativeMEXICO CITY Donald Trumps threat to shut the U.S. border if Mexico does not halt all illegal immigration has exposed the limitations of the new Mexican governments strategy of trying to appease the U.S. president as he gears up for reelection http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-usa-immigration-mexico/border-row-pitches-mexican-president-into-deep-water-with-trump-idUSKCN1RC0NH2019-04-01
The move has stirred debate and underscored Bolsonaros support for a military government that executed hundreds tortured thousands shuttered Congress and left most Brazilians with dark memories of the period NegativeSAO PAULO Brazils armed forces on Sunday paid tribute to a 1964 coup leading to a twodecade dictatorship after farright President Jair Bolsonaro who argues that military intervention saved the country from communism reversed an 8yearban on celebrations http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-politics/brazil-military-takes-up-coup-commemoration-at-bolsonaros-behest-idUSKCN1RC09J2019-03-31
The department said it would engage Congress in the an apparent acknowledgement that it will need lawmakers approval to end funding that a Congressional aide estimated would total about million PositivePASO Texas The U.S. government cut aid to El Salvador Guatemala and Honduras on Saturday after President Donald Trump blasted the Central American countries for sending migrants to the United States and threatened to shutter the U.S.Mexico border http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-usa-immigration-trump/trump-cuts-aid-to-central-american-countries-as-migrant-crisis-deepens-idUSKCN1RC0132019-03-31
Argentinas Congress debated the space station in 2015 during the presidency of Cristina Fernandez when the deal was approved PositiveBUENOS AIRES Argentine lawmakers have proposed legislation to boost oversight of a Chinese space tracking station that has stirred unease among local residents fueled conspiracy theories and sparked concerns amongst critics about its true intent http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-argentina-china-space/argentine-lawmakers-seek-greater-oversight-of-chinese-space-facility-in-patagonia-idUSKCN1RA24I2019-03-31
The State Department said it would engage Congress in the an apparent acknowledgement that it will need lawmakers approval to end the funding PositiveWASHINGTON The United States is cutting off aid to El Salvador Guatemala and Honduras known collectively as the Northern the State Department said on Saturday a day after President Donald Trump blasted the Central American countries for sending migrants to the United States http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-immigration-aid/u-s-ending-aid-to-el-salvador-guatemala-honduras-over-migrants-idUSKCN1RB0OR2019-03-31
Nielsen warned Congress on Thursday that the government faces a systemwide as it tries to care for more than 1200 unaccompanied children and 6600 migrant families in its custody NegativeBEACH Fla http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-immigration-trump/trump-threatens-closure-of-u-s-mexico-border-next-week-to-stem-asylum-surge-idUSKCN1RA1WR2019-03-30
Trump is trying to convince Congress to sign off on a revised trade agreement with Mexico and Canada that his administration negotiated last year PositiveBEACH Fla http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-immigration-trump/trump-threatens-closure-of-u-s-mexico-border-next-week-to-stem-asylum-surge-idUSKCN1RA1WR2019-03-30
A Mueller spokesman would not comment on the letter to Congress that Barr issued on Friday NeutralWASHINGTON U.S. Attorney General William Barr plans to make public a redacted copy of Special Counsel Robert Muellers nearly 400page investigative report into Russian interference in the 2016 election by midApril if not he said in a letter to lawmakers on Friday http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-usa-trump-russia/mueller-report-on-trump-and-russia-to-be-made-public-by-mid-april-barr-idUSKCN1RA2CN2019-03-30
He added that the proposed team would include seven members from the Senate and seven from the Chamber of Deputies the two houses of Argentinas National Congress NeutralBUENOS AIRES Argentine legislators are discussing a new law to boost oversight of a Chinese space tracking station that has stirred unease among local residents fueled conspiracy theories and sparked concerns amongst critics about its true intent http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-argentina-china-space/argentine-senate-mulls-law-for-oversight-of-chinese-space-tracking-station-idUSKCN1RA24I2019-03-30
WASHINGTON U.S. House of Representatives Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler said on Friday that Attorney General William Barr should send Special Counsel Robert Muellers Russia report to Congress without redactions PositiveWASHINGTON U.S. House of Representatives Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler said on Friday that Attorney General William Barr should send Special Counsel Robert Muellers Russia report to Congress without redactions http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-russia-nadler/nadler-says-mueller-report-should-be-released-to-congress-without-redactions-idUSKCN1RA2G72019-03-30
Education Secretary Betsy DeVos had struggled to defend the proposal in testimony to Congress and both Trumps Republicans and opposition Democrats had denounced the move NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump overrode his budget team and backed funding for the Special Olympics on Thursday after his proposed cuts to the athletic program drew heavy fire from both Republicans and Democrats http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-special-olympics/trump-overrides-advisers-backs-funding-for-special-olympics-after-uproar-idUSKCN1R92RW2019-03-29
BRASILIA Brazils president economy minister and speaker of the lower house of Congress patched things up publicly on Thursday trying to move past days of finger pointing to focus on passing a thorny pension reform to save the countrys public finances NegativeBRASILIA Brazils president economy minister and speaker of the lower house of Congress patched things up publicly on Thursday trying to move past days of finger pointing to focus on passing a thorny pension reform to save the countrys public finances http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-politics/brazil-government-house-speaker-bury-hatchet-to-save-pension-bill-idUSKCN1R92PN2019-03-29
Speaking to reporters alongside House Speaker Rodrigo Maia in Brasilia he said he had Bolsonaro and Maias full support to get the pension overhaul through Congress PositiveBRASILIA Brazils president economy minister and speaker of the lower house of Congress patched things up publicly on Thursday trying to move past days of finger pointing to focus on passing a thorny pension reform to save the countrys public finances http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-politics/brazil-government-house-speaker-bury-hatchet-to-save-pension-bill-idUSKCN1R92PN2019-03-29
BRASILIA A move by Brazils Congress this week grabbing for more control over the federal budget would have an annual fiscal impact of up to 4 billion reais Treasury Secretary Mansueto Almeida estimated on Thursday NegativeBRASILIA A move by Brazils Congress this week grabbing for more control over the federal budget would have an annual fiscal impact of up to 4 billion reais Treasury Secretary Mansueto Almeida estimated on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-politics-budget/brazil-budget-vote-in-congress-this-week-could-cost-1-billion-treasury-idUSKCN1R92QE2019-03-29
Trump noted efforts in Congress to grant Liberians permanent legal status and said his reprieve will preserve the status quo while the Congress considers remedial legislation PositiveWASHINGTON President Donald Trump on Thursday extended an immigration designation granting protected status to Liberians in the United States for an additional year just three days before it was to expire a rare move from a president who has taken a hardline stance on immigration http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-usa-immigration-liberia/trump-changes-mind-and-extends-liberians-immigration-protections-in-u-s-idUSKCN1R92EC2019-03-29
For several months Liberians and their advocates have been lobbying members of Congress and the White House for a reprieve PositiveWASHINGTON President Donald Trump on Thursday extended an immigration designation granting protected status to Liberians in the United States for an additional year just three days before it was to expire a rare move from a president who has taken a hardline stance on immigration http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-usa-immigration-liberia/trump-changes-mind-and-extends-liberians-immigration-protections-in-u-s-idUSKCN1R92EC2019-03-29
We have ample time now to work through Congress to have legislation passed that will create a pathway to citizenship for Liberians on he said PositiveWASHINGTON President Donald Trump on Thursday extended an immigration designation granting protected status to Liberians in the United States for an additional year just three days before it was to expire a rare move from a president who has taken a hardline stance on immigration http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-usa-immigration-liberia/trump-changes-mind-and-extends-liberians-immigration-protections-in-u-s-idUSKCN1R92EC2019-03-29
Both GM and Tesla have been lobbying Congress for more than a year to extend or expand the EV tax credit PositiveGeneral Motors Co on Thursday said it has no plan to cut the sticker price on its electric Chevrolet Bolt sedan after a federal tax credit drops by half to on Monday http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-gm-taxcredit-electric/gm-says-no-cut-in-chevy-bolt-sticker-price-as-u-s-tax-credit-for-evs-drops-idUSKCN1R92QI2019-03-29
Congressman Adam Schiff who spent two years knowingly and unlawfully lying and leaking should be forced to resign from Trump wrote NegativeWASHINGTON President Donald Trumps Republican allies tangled with one of Trumps most prominent Democratic critics during a chaotic congressional hearing on Thursday and the U.S. attorney general revealed that Special Counsel Robert Muellers Russia inquiry report is more than 300 pages long http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-russia/trump-allies-tangle-with-key-democrat-mueller-report-is-300-pages-idUSKCN1R917C2019-03-29
The leader of the main opposition Congress party Rahul Gandhi congratulated defence scientists but took a dig at Modi for the announcement on a day that commemorates theatricals NegativeNEW DELHI India shot down one of its own satellites in lowEarth orbit with a groundtospace missile on Wednesday Prime Minister Narendra Modi said hailing his countrys first test of such weaponry as a breakthrough establishing it as a military space power http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-india-satellite/modi-hails-indias-arrival-as-space-power-after-it-shoots-down-satellite-in-test-idUSKCN1R80IA2019-03-28
A measure on Tuesday by lawmakers to seize more control over the federal budget in coming years also received nearunanimous approval by the lower house of Congress NegativeBRASILIA Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro and his economy minister tried to rescue their contentious pension reform bill on Wednesday as deepening political chaos surrounding the governments signature proposal slammed Brazilian markets http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-politics-pensions/bolsonaro-struggles-to-sell-brazil-pension-bill-as-markets-tumble-idUSKCN1R82NS2019-03-28
Rodrigo Maia who as speaker of the lower house is in charge of guiding the pension bill through Congress on Wednesday denied that vote handicapped the government NegativeBRASILIA Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro and his economy minister tried to rescue their contentious pension reform bill on Wednesday as deepening political chaos surrounding the governments signature proposal slammed Brazilian markets http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-politics-pensions/bolsonaro-struggles-to-sell-brazil-pension-bill-as-markets-tumble-idUSKCN1R82NS2019-03-28
This is a blatant attempt by some members of Congress to legislate impunity NegativeGUATEMALA CITY Starting in 1982 during one of the darkest moments of Guatemalas civil war at least 11 Mayan Qeqchi indigenous women were kidnapped enslaved and raped over a period of six years at an army camp in the jungle http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-guatemala-rights/guatemala-amnesty-would-free-war-criminals-soldiers-who-held-women-as-sex-slaves-idUSKCN1R82K42019-03-28
WASHINGTON U.S. House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler said on Wednesday he was very concerned that Attorney General William Barr might not submit Special Counsel Robert Muellers Russia report to Congress by April 2 as Democrats have demanded NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler said on Wednesday he was very concerned that Attorney General William Barr might not submit Special Counsel Robert Muellers Russia report to Congress by April 2 as Democrats have demanded http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-usa-trump-russia-nadler/nadler-says-barr-may-miss-democrats-april-2-deadline-for-mueller-report-idUSKCN1R82LK2019-03-28
Congress intended to root out all manner of fraud in the securities industry NegativeWASHINGTON The U.S. Supreme Court safeguarded investorprotection laws on Wednesday in a ruling against a New York investment banker who the Securities and Exchange Commission banned from the industry http://www.reuters.com/legal/article/us-usa-court-sec/u-s-supreme-court-backs-sec-safeguards-investor-protection-laws-idUSKCN1R81K42019-03-28
MIAMI Acting U.S. Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan said on Wednesday he would push ahead with plans to transfer billion to help fund President Donald Trumps wall on the U.S. border with Mexico even as he acknowledged a likely backlash from Congress NegativeMIAMI Acting U.S. Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan said on Wednesday he would push ahead with plans to transfer billion to help fund President Donald Trumps wall on the U.S. border with Mexico even as he acknowledged a likely backlash from Congress http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-defense/despite-congress-ire-pentagon-to-transfer-1-billion-for-trump-wall-idUSKCN1R82IO2019-03-28
Congress could attempt to cut off the Pentagons authority to reprogram funds something Smith hinted at during the hearing NegativeMIAMI Acting U.S. Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan said on Wednesday he would push ahead with plans to transfer billion to help fund President Donald Trumps wall on the U.S. border with Mexico even as he acknowledged a likely backlash from Congress http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-defense/despite-congress-ire-pentagon-to-transfer-1-billion-for-trump-wall-idUSKCN1R82IO2019-03-28
The House failed on Tuesday to override Trumps first veto of the national he declared last month to build a U.S.Mexico border wall that Congress has not funded NegativeMIAMI Acting U.S. Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan said on Wednesday he would push ahead with plans to transfer billion to help fund President Donald Trumps wall on the U.S. border with Mexico even as he acknowledged a likely backlash from Congress http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-defense/despite-congress-ire-pentagon-to-transfer-1-billion-for-trump-wall-idUSKCN1R82IO2019-03-28
Republicans in Congress seemed to be in no rush to reengage on the healthcare issue NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump pledged on Wednesday to deliver a better healthcare system than Obamacare if the Supreme Court tosses out his predecessors signature domestic achievement a potentially hazardous claim as he seeks reelection http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-healthcare/trump-says-he-can-produce-a-better-healthcare-plan-than-obamacare-idUSKCN1R82EE2019-03-28
The leader of the main opposition Congress party Rahul Gandhi congratulated defense scientists but took a dig at Modi for the announcement on a day that commemorates theatricals NegativeNEW DELHI India shot down one of its own satellites in lowEarth orbit with a groundtospace missile on Wednesday Prime Minister Narendra Modi said hailing his countrys first test of such weaponry as a breakthrough establishing it as a military space power http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-india-satellite/modi-hails-india-as-military-space-power-after-anti-satellite-missile-test-idUSKCN1R80IA2019-03-28
Thirtyeight percent of all adults including two out of three Democrats support efforts by Democratic leaders to continue the Russia investigation in Congress according to the poll NeutralNEW YORK Nearly half of all Americans still believe President Donald Trump worked with Russia to interfere in the 2016 presidential election according to a new poll conducted after Special Counsel Robert Mueller cleared Trump of that allegation http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-usa-trump-russia-poll/despite-report-findings-almost-half-of-americans-think-trump-colluded-with-russia-reuters-ipsos-poll-idUSKCN1R72S02019-03-27
The Trump administration is lobbying to persuade Congress to ratify USMCA this year NeutralNEW U.S. labor officials on Tuesday pressed lawmakers to strengthen enforcement of the provisions of the United StatesMexicoCanada Agreement intended to protect workers the latest sign the trade deal could face hurdles to passage in the Democratled House of Representatives http://www.reuters.com/legal/article/us-usa-trade-labor/u-s-labor-unions-say-nafta-replacement-does-not-go-far-enough-for-workers-idUSKCN1R72H22019-03-27
WASHINGTON The U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday failed to override President Donald Trumps first veto leaving in place the national he declared last month to build a U.S.Mexico border wall that Congress has not funded NegativeWASHINGTON The U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday failed to override President Donald Trumps first veto leaving in place the national he declared last month to build a U.S.Mexico border wall that Congress has not funded http://www.reuters.com/legal/article/us-usa-trump-congress-emergency/u-s-house-fails-to-override-trump-veto-upholding-border-wall-emergency-idUSKCN1R70ZN2019-03-27
Democrats argued the Republican president had overstepped his authority by going around Congress because the legislature has the power to control spending under the U.S. Constitution NeutralWASHINGTON The U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday failed to override President Donald Trumps first veto leaving in place the national he declared last month to build a U.S.Mexico border wall that Congress has not funded http://www.reuters.com/legal/article/us-usa-trump-congress-emergency/u-s-house-fails-to-override-trump-veto-upholding-border-wall-emergency-idUSKCN1R70ZN2019-03-27
The president is using the authority Congress has given said Republican Representative Sam Graves NeutralWASHINGTON The U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday failed to override President Donald Trumps first veto leaving in place the national he declared last month to build a U.S.Mexico border wall that Congress has not funded http://www.reuters.com/legal/article/us-usa-trump-congress-emergency/u-s-house-fails-to-override-trump-veto-upholding-border-wall-emergency-idUSKCN1R70ZN2019-03-27
After the vote Pelosi and Castro said in a statement that Congress would keep working through the appropriations process to terminate this dangerous by the president NegativeWASHINGTON The U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday failed to override President Donald Trumps first veto leaving in place the national he declared last month to build a U.S.Mexico border wall that Congress has not funded http://www.reuters.com/legal/article/us-usa-trump-congress-emergency/u-s-house-fails-to-override-trump-veto-upholding-border-wall-emergency-idUSKCN1R70ZN2019-03-27
The Justice Department has not commented on the Democrats request that it be released to Congress by next week PositiveWASHINGTON U.S. Attorney General William Barr plans to issue in a matter of weeks a public version of the special counsels report that found President Donald Trumps 2016 campaign team did not conspire with Russia as Trump prepared to use the findings against his political opponents http://www.reuters.com/legal/article/us-usa-trump-russia/barr-plans-to-issue-mueller-report-details-within-weeks-idUSKCN1R72GJ2019-03-27
But Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell forced a vote before the plan had the chance for a national debate or hearings in Congress PositiveWASHINGTON U.S. Senate Republicans on Tuesday defeated the Green New resolution that called for tackling climate change by moving the United States off fossil fuels while Democrats said the vote was a political stunt on an issue that will not die http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/us-usa-climate-greennewdeal/republicans-defeat-green-new-deal-in-u-s-senate-vote-democrats-call-a-stunt-idUSKCN1R71BZ2019-03-27
WASHINGTON The U.S. House Judiciary Committee on Tuesday unanimously approved a resolution directing the Justice Department to give Congress all records on FBI obstruction of justice or counterintelligence probes against President Donald Trump PositiveWASHINGTON The U.S. House Judiciary Committee on Tuesday unanimously approved a resolution directing the Justice Department to give Congress all records on FBI obstruction of justice or counterintelligence probes against President Donald Trump http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-russia-obstruction/house-panel-oks-move-to-give-congress-records-of-fbi-probes-against-trump-idUSKCN1R71Z72019-03-27
The legislation does not set a deadline for the release of the report and merely expresses Congress desire that it should be made publicly available PositiveWASHINGTON U.S. Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell on Monday blocked a second attempt by Democrats to pass a measure aimed at prodding the Justice Department to release to the public Special Counsel Robert Muellers report investigating Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential election http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-russia-senate/republicans-block-u-s-senate-democrats-move-on-making-mueller-report-public-idUSKCN1R62LI2019-03-26
Nadler called for Barr to testify to Congress citing very concerning discrepancies and final decision making at the Justice NegativeWASHINGTON Special Counsel Robert Mueller found no evidence of collusion between U.S. President Donald Trumps campaign and Russia in the 2016 election but left unresolved the issue of whether Trump obstructed justice by undermining the investigations that have dogged his presidency http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-russia/mueller-finds-no-trump-russia-conspiracy-but-some-questions-left-unresolved-idUSKCN1R504O2019-03-26
The U.S. Constitution empowers Congress to remove a president from office for high crimes and including obstruction of justice through a process of impeachment NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. Attorney General William Barrs conclusion that President Donald Trump did not obstruct justice revealed publicly on Sunday in a letter to lawmakers reflects inherent difficulties in proving such an obstruction case legal experts said http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-russia-obstruction-explaine/explainer-why-an-obstruction-case-against-trump-was-so-difficult-idUSKCN1R604Y2019-03-26
The arrest of Temer on Thursday had added to a selloff in Brazilian financial markets last week stirring concerns that the case could distract Congress from major economic reforms NegativeBRASILIA A Brazilian appeals court judge on Monday released former President Michel Temer from jail following his highprofile arrest on graft charges last week which marked a fresh landmark in the countrys battle against political corruption http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-corruption/brazil-ex-president-temer-released-by-judge-prosecutors-to-appeal-idUSKCN1R62AL2019-03-26
President Jair Bolsonaro and Rodrigo Maia head of the lower house of Congress and chief architect of the coalition to pass pension reform have traded barbs publicly over the process NegativeBRASILIA Brazilian Economy Minister Paulo Guedes on Monday said the governments landmark pension reform may be diluted but urged lawmakers not to water down targeted savings in the next decade to less than 1 trillion reais http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-politics-pensions/brazils-guedes-dont-dilute-pension-savings-below-one-trillion-reais-idUSKCN1R62CP2019-03-26
Barr noted in his letter to Congress that Mueller said his report did not conclude Trump committed any crimes but it also does not exonerate him NegativeWASHINGTON Special Counsel Robert Muellers conclusion that U.S. President Donald Trumps campaign did not collude with Russia in the 2016 election is a serious blow to Democrats who had hoped Muellers report would boost their own wideranging probes into Trumps business dealings http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-usa-russia-trump-democrats/mueller-report-is-blow-to-u-s-democrats-plans-to-probe-trump-idUSKCN1R604C2019-03-26
Nadler and other House committee chairmen said Barr should testify to Congress without delay PositiveWASHINGTON Special Counsel Robert Muellers conclusion that U.S. President Donald Trumps campaign did not collude with Russia in the 2016 election is a serious blow to Democrats who had hoped Muellers report would boost their own wideranging probes into Trumps business dealings http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-usa-russia-trump-democrats/mueller-report-is-blow-to-u-s-democrats-plans-to-probe-trump-idUSKCN1R604C2019-03-26
U.S. President Donald Trumps bluntforce use of tariffs in pursuing his America trade agenda has angered many from company executives to allied governments and members of both parties of Congress NegativeU.S. President Donald Trumps bluntforce use of tariffs in pursuing his America trade agenda has angered many from company executives to allied governments and members of both parties of Congress http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/us-usa-trade-china-trump-analysis/trump-push-for-china-trade-reform-draws-wide-support-at-home-abroad-idUSKCN1R60D52019-03-26
Congress faces substantial legal and procedural hurdles in any effort to get these Garber said NegativeLawmakers seeking Special Counsel Robert Muellers report are likely to face a protracted legal battle that will turn on President Donald Trumps right to keep communications with his advisers private legal and political experts said http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-russia-legal-analysis/congress-faces-long-road-ahead-in-fight-over-mueller-documents-idUSKCN1R62L92019-03-26
If Barr refused to release it Democrats would then vote to hold him in contempt of Congress experts said NegativeLawmakers seeking Special Counsel Robert Muellers report are likely to face a protracted legal battle that will turn on President Donald Trumps right to keep communications with his advisers private legal and political experts said http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-russia-legal-analysis/congress-faces-long-road-ahead-in-fight-over-mueller-documents-idUSKCN1R62L92019-03-26
Congress would then sue to enforce its contempt finding NegativeLawmakers seeking Special Counsel Robert Muellers report are likely to face a protracted legal battle that will turn on President Donald Trumps right to keep communications with his advisers private legal and political experts said http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-russia-legal-analysis/congress-faces-long-road-ahead-in-fight-over-mueller-documents-idUSKCN1R62L92019-03-26
WASHINGTON Democratic Senator Tom Udall on Monday announced that he will not seek reelection in 2020 ending a long career of representing the state of New Mexico in the U.S. Congress NeutralWASHINGTON Democratic Senator Tom Udall on Monday announced that he will not seek reelection in 2020 ending a long career of representing the state of New Mexico in the U.S. Congress http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-congress-udall/u-s-senator-udall-announces-retirement-from-congress-idUSKCN1R61VL2019-03-26
Jerrold Nadler Democratic chairman of the House Judiciary Committee said it seems like the Department of Justice is putting matters squarely in Congress court PositiveWASHINGTON Special Counsel Robert Mueller found no evidence of collusion between President Donald Trumps campaign team and Russia and did not present enough evidence to warrant charging Trump with obstruction of justice U.S. Attorney General William Barr said on Sunday http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-usa-trump-russia/mueller-report-finds-no-evidence-that-trump-campaign-colluded-with-russia-justice-department-idUSKCN1R504O2019-03-25
Nadler called for Barr to testify to Congress citing very concerning discrepancies and final decision making at the Justice Department NegativeWASHINGTON Special Counsel Robert Mueller found no evidence of collusion between President Donald Trumps campaign team and Russia and did not present enough evidence to warrant charging Trump with obstruction of justice U.S. Attorney General William Barr said on Sunday http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-usa-trump-russia/mueller-report-finds-no-evidence-that-trump-campaign-colluded-with-russia-justice-department-idUSKCN1R504O2019-03-25
WASHINGTON The following is the text of the letter United States Attorney General William Barr sent to Congress on Sunday summarizing a report by Special Counsel Robert Mueller on his investigation into Russias role in the 2016 presidential NegativeWASHINGTON The following is the text of the letter United States Attorney General William Barr sent to Congress on Sunday summarizing a report by Special Counsel Robert Mueller on his investigation into Russias role in the 2016 presidential http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-usa-trump-russia-summary/letter-from-attorney-general-to-congress-on-mueller-report-idUSKCN1R50SV2019-03-25
WASHINGTON The following is the text of the letter United States Attorney General William Barr sent to Congress on Sunday summarizing a report by Special Counsel Robert Mueller on his investigation into Russias role in the 2016 presidential NegativeWASHINGTON The following is the text of the letter United States Attorney General William Barr sent to Congress on Sunday summarizing a report by Special Counsel Robert Mueller on his investigation into Russias role in the 2016 presidential http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-usa-trump-russia-summary/letter-from-attorney-general-to-congress-on-mueller-report-idUSKCN1R50SV2019-03-25
WASHINGTON The following is the text of the letter United States Attorney General William Barr sent to Congress on Sunday summarizing a report by Special Counsel Robert Mueller on his investigation into Russias role in the 2016 presidential NegativeWASHINGTON The following is the text of the letter United States Attorney General William Barr sent to Congress on Sunday summarizing a report by Special Counsel Robert Mueller on his investigation into Russias role in the 2016 presidential http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-usa-trump-russia-summary/letter-from-attorney-general-to-congress-on-mueller-report-idUSKCN1R50SV2019-03-25
WASHINGTON The following is the text of the letter United States Attorney General William Barr sent to Congress on Sunday summarizing a report by Special Counsel Robert Mueller on his investigation into Russias role in the 2016 presidential NegativeWASHINGTON The following is the text of the letter United States Attorney General William Barr sent to Congress on Sunday summarizing a report by Special Counsel Robert Mueller on his investigation into Russias role in the 2016 presidential http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-usa-trump-russia-summary/letter-from-attorney-general-to-congress-on-mueller-report-idUSKCN1R50SV2019-03-25
WASHINGTON The following is the text of the letter United States Attorney General William Barr sent to Congress on Sunday summarizing a report by Special Counsel Robert Mueller on his investigation into Russias role in the 2016 presidential NegativeWASHINGTON The following is the text of the letter United States Attorney General William Barr sent to Congress on Sunday summarizing a report by Special Counsel Robert Mueller on his investigation into Russias role in the 2016 presidential http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-usa-trump-russia-summary/letter-from-attorney-general-to-congress-on-mueller-report-idUSKCN1R50SV2019-03-25
WASHINGTON The following is the text of the letter United States Attorney General William Barr sent to Congress on Sunday summarizing a report by Special Counsel Robert Mueller on his investigation into Russias role in the 2016 presidential NegativeWASHINGTON The following is the text of the letter United States Attorney General William Barr sent to Congress on Sunday summarizing a report by Special Counsel Robert Mueller on his investigation into Russias role in the 2016 presidential http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-usa-trump-russia-summary/letter-from-attorney-general-to-congress-on-mueller-report-idUSKCN1R50SV2019-03-25
WASHINGTON The following is the text of the letter United States Attorney General William Barr sent to Congress on Sunday summarizing a report by Special Counsel Robert Mueller on his investigation into Russias role in the 2016 presidential NegativeWASHINGTON The following is the text of the letter United States Attorney General William Barr sent to Congress on Sunday summarizing a report by Special Counsel Robert Mueller on his investigation into Russias role in the 2016 presidential http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-usa-trump-russia-summary/letter-from-attorney-general-to-congress-on-mueller-report-idUSKCN1R50SV2019-03-25
Attorney General William Barr was expected to give Congress and the public a summary of the report by Special Counsel Robert Mueller who has conducted a 22monthlong Russia investigation NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. lawmakers waited on Sunday for details of a confidential report into a probe of Russian meddling in the 2016 election that has cast a pall over President Donald Trumps time in office and raised questions about possible collusion between the Republicans campaign and Moscow http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-usa-trump-russia/u-s-lawmakers-await-details-of-muellers-russia-report-idUSKCN1R504O2019-03-24
Barr the top U.S. law enforcement official aimed to transmit to Congress and the public a summary of Special Counsel Robert Muellers report by the end of the weekend PositivePALM BEACH Fla http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-usa-trump-russia/attorney-general-pores-over-russia-report-details-may-come-sunday-idUSKCN1R40592019-03-24
On Saturday Barr and his deputy were working closely with principal advisers to determine what to include in a letter to Congress to present the key findings of Muellers report NeutralPALM BEACH Fla http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-usa-trump-russia/attorney-general-pores-over-russia-report-details-may-come-sunday-idUSKCN1R40592019-03-24
WASHINGTON The main conclusions of the report written by U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller will be made public when they are delivered to Congress a senior Justice Department official told reporters PositiveWASHINGTON The main conclusions of the report written by U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller will be made public when they are delivered to Congress a senior Justice Department official told reporters http://www.reuters.com/legal/article/us-usa-trump-russia-findings/main-mueller-report-findings-to-be-made-public-when-congress-receives-them-official-idUSKCN1R32WA2019-03-24
Republicans and Democrats in Congress who have sought tougher sanctions immediately criticized Trumps move NegativeWEST PALM BEACH Fla http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-northkorea-usa-sanctions/trump-reverses-first-north-korea-sanctions-since-failed-summit-after-one-day-idUSKCN1R32AF2019-03-23
This could create challenges for the administration in Congress as they were arguing this is a reform that fights privileges from public wrote Morgan Stanley economists PositiveBRASILIA Standing beside U.S. President Donald Trump on a crisp afternoon outside the White House in Washington this week a smiling Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro enjoyed a moment in the sun http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-economy/brazil-markets-lashed-as-storm-clouds-gather-over-bolsonaro-idUSKCN1R32EA2019-03-23
In the same column he urged Congressional Republicans to put up a fight on the debt ceiling by requiring more budget discipline as a condition of higher debt levels NegativePALM BEACH Fla http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/us-usa-fed-moore/trump-taps-a-strident-powell-critic-for-spot-on-fed-board-idUSKCN1R30E22019-03-23
The AASCU said federal aid programs should be addressed through current law via Congress and not a unilateral order from the White House PositiveWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday signed an executive order linking free efforts at public universities to federal grants in an effort to combat what he considers a clamp down on conservative students abilities to share their views http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-colleges/trump-signs-executive-free-speech-order-for-u-s-colleges-idUSKCN1R22G02019-03-22
That report mandated by Congress was compiled by 13 federal departments and agencies but was called inaccurate by the White House NegativeClimate change played a hand in the deadly floods in the U.S. upper Midwest that have damaged crops and drowned livestock scientists said on Thursday while a Trump administration official said more homework was needed before making that link http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-weather-climatechange/climate-changes-fingerprints-are-on-u-s-midwest-floods-scientists-idUSKCN1R22I82019-03-22
Recent surveys by Bank of America Merrill Lynch and Citi show investors growing more pessimistic on the eventual scale of savings and speed of the reform bills passage through Congress PositiveBRASILIA Brazilian financial markets fell in highly volatile trading on Thursday as investors feared former President Michel Temers arrest on graft charges could slow proposed pension reform seen as critical to injecting life into a tepid economic recovery http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-markets-temer/brazil-markets-end-volatile-session-in-the-red-after-ex-presidents-arrest-idUSKCN1R226O2019-03-22
Temer was hit with separate corruption charges during his presidency that were blocked by allies in the lower house of Congress which must authorize charges against a sitting president NegativeSAO Brazils former President Michel Temer was arrested on Thursday in Operation a probe of alleged graft in the construction of a nuclear power plant threatening to delay debate over the governments ambitious fiscal reforms http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-corruption/brazils-ex-president-temer-jailed-accused-of-heading-criminal-organization-idUSKCN1R21JW2019-03-22
A Turkish S400 purchase could also trigger a fight with the U.S. Congress which has already blocked all major arms sales to Ankara while the S400 deal is pending NegativeWASHINGTON The United States could soon freeze preparations for delivering F35 fighter jets to Turkey officials told Reuters in what would be the strongest signal yet by Washington that Ankara cannot have both the advanced aircraft and Russias S400 air defense system http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-usa-turkey-defense-exclusive/exclusive-u-s-may-soon-pause-preparations-for-delivering-f-35s-to-turkey-idUSKCN1R20AY2019-03-22
U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer told Congress last week that discussions were at a complete NeutralBRUSSELS The European Unions plans for trade negotiations with the United States fall far short of what is required and any idea of delaying formal talks would not work the U.S. ambassador to the EU said on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/us-usa-trade-eu/eu-falling-far-short-in-trade-talks-u-s-ambassador-idUSKCN1R220R2019-03-22
Lawmaker Waldir Soares de Oliveira leader of Bolsonaros party in the lower house of Congress told journalists he thought it was not the moment to discuss higher military pay NegativeBRASILIA Brazils military would average just 1 billion reais in net savings per year over the next decade under an austerity proposal from the Economy Ministry unveiled on Wednesday with higher pay consuming most pension savings http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-politics-pensions/brazil-military-austerity-disappoints-as-extra-pay-eats-up-pension-savings-idUSKCN1R12NC2019-03-21
Hinrichs said he is optimistic Congress will approve the proposed United StatesMexicoCanada Agreement PositiveDETROIT Ford Motor Co said on Wednesday it is adding production of a fully electric vehicle at a second North American plant as part of its billion investment plan set last year http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/us-ford-motor-electric/ford-adds-production-of-electric-vehicles-at-second-north-american-site-idUSKCN1R11V32019-03-21
In a tense Congressional hearing last week Democratic senators demanded that they be provided a list of military funds that could be utilized to fund wall construction PositiveWASHINGTON The U.S. Department of Defense is proposing to pay for President Donald Trumps muchdebated border wall by shifting funds away from projects that include http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-military-education/trumps-border-wall-money-may-come-at-expense-of-schools-for-military-kids-idUSKCN1R12EH2019-03-21
WASHINGTON The U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee known as perhaps Congress most bipartisan panel is split along party lines over whether Donald Trumps campaign colluded with Russia in the 2016 U.S. presidential election sources told Reuters NegativeWASHINGTON The U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee known as perhaps Congress most bipartisan panel is split along party lines over whether Donald Trumps campaign colluded with Russia in the 2016 U.S. presidential election sources told Reuters http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-usa-trump-russia-senate-analysis/key-senate-panel-split-on-trump-russia-collusion-sources-idUSKCN1R010A2019-03-20
Critics in Congress including some Republicans say the project was about politics not protection NegativeSANTA TERESA New WASHINGTON The 18foottall steel slats extend 20 miles across the rugged Chihuahuan desert in southern New Mexico cutting through high sand dunes and brush http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-immigration-wall-insight/trump-wall-in-desolate-stretch-of-new-mexico-has-some-asking-why-here-idUSKCN1QW1GR2019-03-17
Chanting climate action some 1500 students joined the event in front of the Capitol Building where Congress sits while similar rallies were held in 46 states PositiveWASHINGTON Hundreds of youngsters skipped school to rally in Washington on Friday as part of what organizers called an international youth climate strike to seek action on climate change http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-climate-change-youth-usa/u-s-youth-rally-in-washington-protests-climate-inaction-idUSKCN1QW1BE2019-03-17
WASHINGTON President Donald Trump issued the first veto of his presidency on Friday to block a measure passed by Democrats and Republicans in Congress that would terminate his emergency declaration for a wall on the U.S. border with Mexico NegativeWASHINGTON President Donald Trump issued the first veto of his presidency on Friday to block a measure passed by Democrats and Republicans in Congress that would terminate his emergency declaration for a wall on the U.S. border with Mexico http://www.reuters.com/legal/article/us-usa-trump-congress-emergency/trump-vetoes-measure-to-end-his-emergency-declaration-on-border-wall-idUSKCN1QW2AK2019-03-17
Congress is unlikely to muster the votes to override Trumps veto a fact that left White House officials confident despite disappointment that it passed the Republicancontrolled Senate at all PositiveWASHINGTON President Donald Trump issued the first veto of his presidency on Friday to block a measure passed by Democrats and Republicans in Congress that would terminate his emergency declaration for a wall on the U.S. border with Mexico http://www.reuters.com/legal/article/us-usa-trump-congress-emergency/trump-vetoes-measure-to-end-his-emergency-declaration-on-border-wall-idUSKCN1QW2AK2019-03-17
It is being challenged in court as an unconstitutional usurpation of Congress power of the purse NegativeWASHINGTON President Donald Trump issued the first veto of his presidency on Friday to block a measure passed by Democrats and Republicans in Congress that would terminate his emergency declaration for a wall on the U.S. border with Mexico http://www.reuters.com/legal/article/us-usa-trump-congress-emergency/trump-vetoes-measure-to-end-his-emergency-declaration-on-border-wall-idUSKCN1QW2AK2019-03-17
Members of the group which calls itself Cult of the Dead Cow protected ORourkes secret for decades reluctant to compromise the former Texas Congressmans political career NegativeReuters reporter Joseph Menn exclusively revealed on Friday that Democratic presidential candidate Beto ORourke belonged to one of the bestknown groups of computer hackers as a teenager http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-backstory-usa-politics-orourke/backstory-how-reuters-uncovered-beto-orourkes-teenage-hacking-days-idUSKCN1QX02M2019-03-17
But other states and nations should take notice of Louisianas ordeal said U.S. Representative Garret Graves a Republican who managed the states coastal restoration efforts before joining Congress in 2014 PositiveIn 2006 a year after hurricanes Katrina and Rita devastated New Orleans and the Gulf Coast the U.S. government struck a deal to give states in the region a growing share of offshore drilling revenues to finance projects protecting them from future monster storms http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-drilling-revenues-insight/post-katrina-promise-of-oil-money-leaves-states-shortchanged-idUSKCN1QW1HG2019-03-17
One such bill sponsored by Congressman Graves passed a vote in the House Committee on Natural Resources late last year before the new Congress was seated PositiveIn 2006 a year after hurricanes Katrina and Rita devastated New Orleans and the Gulf Coast the U.S. government struck a deal to give states in the region a growing share of offshore drilling revenues to finance projects protecting them from future monster storms http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-drilling-revenues-insight/post-katrina-promise-of-oil-money-leaves-states-shortchanged-idUSKCN1QW1HG2019-03-17
Even with a veto threat looming senators and legal experts said Congress was sending a message that could be cited by judges in several lawsuits challenging Trumps emergency declaration NegativeWASHINGTON The U.S. Senate on Thursday rebuked President Donald Trump by voting to end his border emergency declaration as 12 Republicans joined Democrats to deliver a second blow in as many days to the president who quickly pledged a veto http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-congress-emergency/trump-vows-veto-after-bipartisan-senate-rebuke-on-wall-idUSKCN1QV1A82019-03-17
MEXICO CITY Mexicos Congress on Thursday approved President Andres Manuel Lopez Obradors plan to create a national guard a key piece of the governments strategy to rein in gang violence that has cost tens of thousands of lives over the past decade PositiveMEXICO CITY Mexicos Congress on Thursday approved President Andres Manuel Lopez Obradors plan to create a national guard a key piece of the governments strategy to rein in gang violence that has cost tens of thousands of lives over the past decade http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mexico-politics-military/mexicos-congress-oks-new-national-guard-championed-by-lopez-obrador-idUSKCN1QV3E92019-03-16
RIO DE JANEIRO Brazilian military officers will have to contribute more into the social security system and for longer Pension Reform Secretary Marinho said on Friday outlining what can be expected in proposals to be put to Congress next week PositiveRIO DE JANEIRO Brazilian military officers will have to contribute more into the social security system and for longer Pension Reform Secretary Marinho said on Friday outlining what can be expected in proposals to be put to Congress next week http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-pensions/brazil-to-seek-more-pension-contributions-from-military-officers-idUSKCN1QW1YN2019-03-16
Last year Congress failed to pass legislation to speed the deployment of selfdriving cars on U.S. roads after the Uber crash NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. regulators will ask the public if robotic cars should be allowed on streets without steering wheels or brake pedals as they try to set the first legal boundaries for their design in the worlds second largest vehicle market http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-autos-autonomous/u-s-regulators-want-publics-view-on-cars-with-no-steering-wheel-brakes-idUSKCN1QW2492019-03-16
I will raise the issue at an African Athletics Confederation Congress in Abidjan next month because this is totally unfair to our Tuwei told reporters NegativeNAIROBI Kenyan athletics chiefs said on Thursday they would oppose the decision by the sports world governing IAAF to cut the 5000m and 10000m from the lucrative Diamond League circuit http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-athletics-kenya/kenya-ethiopia-urge-iaaf-not-to-cut-diamond-league-races-idUSKCN1QV10X2019-03-15
WASHINGTON The U.S. House of Representatives overwhelmingly approved a nonbinding resolution on Thursday calling for Special Counsel Robert Muellers upcoming report on his probe into Russias role in the 2016 election to be released to Congress and the public NegativeWASHINGTON The U.S. House of Representatives overwhelmingly approved a nonbinding resolution on Thursday calling for Special Counsel Robert Muellers upcoming report on his probe into Russias role in the 2016 election to be released to Congress and the public http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-usa-trump-russia-congress/house-demands-that-upcoming-mueller-report-be-made-public-idUSKCN1QV23E2019-03-15
With just weeks to go before a general election Indias main opposition Congress party said Modis attempts to improve ties with China were not yielding results NegativeNEW DELHI An influential Hindu nationalist group and an Indian traders body called on Thursday for a boycott of Chinese goods to slap Beijing for blocking a move to put a Pakistani militant leader on a U.N. terrorist list following a suicide attack last month http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-india-kashmir-un-reaction/indian-groups-urge-boycott-of-chinese-goods-over-stance-on-pakistani-militant-idUSKCN1QV1D72019-03-15
WASHINGTON The U.S. agency in charge of federal buildings is blaming Congress for delays and a sudden change in plans for a new FBI headquarters an issue that lawmakers are investigating as a possible conflict of interest for President Donald Trump NegativeWASHINGTON The U.S. agency in charge of federal buildings is blaming Congress for delays and a sudden change in plans for a new FBI headquarters an issue that lawmakers are investigating as a possible conflict of interest for President Donald Trump http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-fbi-headquarters/federal-landlord-blames-congress-for-fbi-hq-delay-change-idUSKCN1QU2T92019-03-14
2017 appropriations were enacted in May 2017 sufficient funds for the project were not made GSA said in a chronology sent to Congress PositiveWASHINGTON The U.S. agency in charge of federal buildings is blaming Congress for delays and a sudden change in plans for a new FBI headquarters an issue that lawmakers are investigating as a possible conflict of interest for President Donald Trump http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-fbi-headquarters/federal-landlord-blames-congress-for-fbi-hq-delay-change-idUSKCN1QU2T92019-03-14
GSA told Congress the FBI subsequently devised a plan to move 2300 jobs out of Washington to four other states cutting FBI headquarters staffing from 10600 to 8300 employees NeutralWASHINGTON The U.S. agency in charge of federal buildings is blaming Congress for delays and a sudden change in plans for a new FBI headquarters an issue that lawmakers are investigating as a possible conflict of interest for President Donald Trump http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-fbi-headquarters/federal-landlord-blames-congress-for-fbi-hq-delay-change-idUSKCN1QU2T92019-03-14
BRASILIA Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro believes Congress will approve his cornerstone pension reform bill in the first half of this year local media reported him as saying to journalists at a meeting in Brasilia on Wednesday PositiveBRASILIA Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro believes Congress will approve his cornerstone pension reform bill in the first half of this year local media reported him as saying to journalists at a meeting in Brasilia on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-politics-pensions/brazils-bolsonaro-sees-pension-reform-passing-in-first-half-of-2019-media-idUSKBN1QU2DM2019-03-14
BRASILIA Brazils government wants to enact rules that allow mining in indigenous reserves which occupy 13 percent of the countrys territory and hopes it can get Congress to reconsider a decadesold proposal to do so a Mines and Energy Ministry official told Reuters NegativeBRASILIA Brazils government wants to enact rules that allow mining in indigenous reserves which occupy 13 percent of the countrys territory and hopes it can get Congress to reconsider a decadesold proposal to do so a Mines and Energy Ministry official told Reuters http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-mining/brazil-government-kickstarts-efforts-to-mine-indigenous-reserves-official-idUSKBN1QU1ZZ2019-03-14
Congress can reactivate a legislative effort that has existed since the 1990s that would lay out rules to mine indigenous reserves Oliveira said NeutralBRASILIA Brazils government wants to enact rules that allow mining in indigenous reserves which occupy 13 percent of the countrys territory and hopes it can get Congress to reconsider a decadesold proposal to do so a Mines and Energy Ministry official told Reuters http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-mining/brazil-government-kickstarts-efforts-to-mine-indigenous-reserves-official-idUSKBN1QU1ZZ2019-03-14
Oliveira declined to give a timeline for pushing the bill through Congress saying it was at the legislatures discretion and Bolsonaro must prioritize items on his legislative agenda NegativeBRASILIA Brazils government wants to enact rules that allow mining in indigenous reserves which occupy 13 percent of the countrys territory and hopes it can get Congress to reconsider a decadesold proposal to do so a Mines and Energy Ministry official told Reuters http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-mining/brazil-government-kickstarts-efforts-to-mine-indigenous-reserves-official-idUSKBN1QU1ZZ2019-03-14
That move would require Congress to approve reducing the 51percent minimum domestic ownership for mining enterprises operating in the border zone he said NegativeBRASILIA Brazils government wants to enact rules that allow mining in indigenous reserves which occupy 13 percent of the countrys territory and hopes it can get Congress to reconsider a decadesold proposal to do so a Mines and Energy Ministry official told Reuters http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-mining/brazil-government-kickstarts-efforts-to-mine-indigenous-reserves-official-idUSKBN1QU1ZZ2019-03-14
WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trumps former personal lawyer Michael Cohens testimony to Congress regarding any potential pardon for his crimes could have been but he never personally asked the president for such a reprieve Cohens lawyer said PositiveWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trumps former personal lawyer Michael Cohens testimony to Congress regarding any potential pardon for his crimes could have been but he never personally asked the president for such a reprieve Cohens lawyer said http://www.reuters.com/legal/article/us-usa-trump-russia-cohen/trumps-ex-lawyer-cohen-says-testimony-could-have-been-clearer-lawyer-idUSKBN1QU1VH2019-03-14
WASHINGTON Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives gave a cool reception to the replacement for the North American Free Trade Agreement on Wednesday as the top U.S. trade negotiator opened a campaign to win broad support for the accord in Congress PositiveWASHINGTON Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives gave a cool reception to the replacement for the North American Free Trade Agreement on Wednesday as the top U.S. trade negotiator opened a campaign to win broad support for the accord in Congress http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/us-usa-trade-democrats/democrats-cool-toward-nafta-replacement-question-labor-standards-idUSKCN1QU2PC2019-03-14
But if Congress dilutes that to only 500 you end up condemning your children and grandchildren theres no individual retirement funds and the old system stays in Guedes said Negativedetail central bank chiefs http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/brazil-cenbank/update-2-brazil-economy-minister-warns-against-severely-watered-down-pension-reform-idUSL1N2101SK2019-03-14
For decades Congress has been giving far too much legislative power to the executive Lee said in a statement NeutralWASHINGTON The U.S. Senate appeared poised to pass a proposal to terminate President Donald Trumps declaration of an emergency at the southern border despite his threat to veto the measure and heavy lobbying of his fellow Republicans http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-congress-emergency/senate-republican-delivers-blow-to-trump-border-emergency-idUSKBN1QU1XE2019-03-14
The U.S. Congress is on the verge of issuing a sharp rebuke to Trump over his declaration of an emergency at the border NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday his administration would have a news conference at the southern U.S. border with Mexico in the next three weeks as he continues to seek congressional backing for a wall there http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-border/trump-announces-news-conference-at-u-s-mexico-border-within-three-weeks-idUSKCN1QU2L82019-03-14
In proposals submitted at the National Peoples Congress delegates from across the country urged leaders to improve healthcare and maternity benefits offer tax breaks and provide more free public education NegativeSHANGHAI Delegates to Chinas parliament are urging the overhaul or even scrapping of controversial family planning rules and say radical steps are needed to liberate and reverse a decline in births and a rapidly shrinking workforce http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-parliament-population/china-lawmakers-urge-freeing-up-family-planning-as-birth-rates-plunge-idUSKBN1QT0SM2019-03-13
WASHINGTON Congressional Democrats attacked U.S. social safety net changes proposed by President Donald Trump in his 2020 budget plan with a senior lawmaker on Tuesday saying Trumps cutbacks in programs such as Medicaid and food aid were intended to do NeutralWASHINGTON Congressional Democrats attacked U.S. social safety net changes proposed by President Donald Trump in his 2020 budget plan with a senior lawmaker on Tuesday saying Trumps cutbacks in programs such as Medicaid and food aid were intended to do http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/us-usa-trump-budget-democrats/democrats-blast-safety-net-cuts-in-trump-budget-as-malicious-idUSKBN1QT2Z12019-03-13
He said the president is requesting more spending cuts than any other president in history and he complained that Trump so far has been blatantly by Congress NegativeWASHINGTON Congressional Democrats attacked U.S. social safety net changes proposed by President Donald Trump in his 2020 budget plan with a senior lawmaker on Tuesday saying Trumps cutbacks in programs such as Medicaid and food aid were intended to do http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/us-usa-trump-budget-democrats/democrats-blast-safety-net-cuts-in-trump-budget-as-malicious-idUSKBN1QT2Z12019-03-13
WASHINGTON A momentous question hanging over Washington is whether investigations into President Donald Trump will prompt the U.S. Congress to try to remove him from office through the impeachment process set out in the U.S. Constitution NegativeWASHINGTON A momentous question hanging over Washington is whether investigations into President Donald Trump will prompt the U.S. Congress to try to remove him from office through the impeachment process set out in the U.S. Constitution http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-russia-impeachment-analysis/ticking-clock-may-save-trump-from-impeachment-in-congress-idUSKBN1QT1BZ2019-03-13
The budget plan which is unlikely to be approved by Congress in any form calls for steep cuts in the Medicare and Medicaid healthcare financing programs NegativeWASHINGTON Former Vice President Joe Biden teased a possible bid for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination on Tuesday telling a friendly crowd of union members he may need their support in a few weeks http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-election-biden/be-careful-what-you-wish-for-says-biden-in-tease-of-2020-presidential-bid-idUSKBN1QT20L2019-03-13
WASHINGTON President Donald Trump on Monday called for spending more money on the military and a U.S.Mexico border wall while overhauling social programs for the poor in a budget plan that sets the stage for his next fight with the U.S. Congress NegativeWASHINGTON President Donald Trump on Monday called for spending more money on the military and a U.S.Mexico border wall while overhauling social programs for the poor in a budget plan that sets the stage for his next fight with the U.S. Congress http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/us-usa-trump-budget/trump-budget-boosts-military-and-border-wall-targets-social-programs-idUSKBN1QS12D2019-03-12
WASHINGTON The White House on Monday said it wanted Congress to approve legislation to boost U.S. infrastructure by at least trillion with a tight time to agree a bill to fund repairs of roads bridges airports and other projects PositiveWASHINGTON The White House on Monday said it wanted Congress to approve legislation to boost U.S. infrastructure by at least trillion with a tight time to agree a bill to fund repairs of roads bridges airports and other projects http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/us-usa-infrastructure/u-s-transport-chief-tight-time-frame-for-1-trillion-infrastructure-boost-idUSKBN1QS2OC2019-03-12
WASHINGTON President Donald Trump called on Monday for spending more U.S. taxpayer money on the military and a U.S.Mexico border wall while overhauling social safetynet programs in a budget plan likely to die in Congress but live on in his 2020 reelection campaign NegativeWASHINGTON President Donald Trump called on Monday for spending more U.S. taxpayer money on the military and a U.S.Mexico border wall while overhauling social safetynet programs in a budget plan likely to die in Congress but live on in his 2020 reelection campaign http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-budget/trump-budget-boosts-military-and-border-wall-targets-social-programs-idUSKBN1QS12D2019-03-12
Trumps budget is expected to be rejected by Congress where Democrats control the House of Representatives NegativeWASHINGTON President Donald Trumps 2020 budget on Monday proposed a 15 percent cut for the U.S. Department of Agriculture calling its subsidies to farmers overly at a time when they are going through the worst crisis in decades because of depressed commodity prices and Trumps trade tariffs http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-budget-usda/trump-budget-proposes-steep-subsidy-cuts-to-farmers-as-they-grapple-with-crisis-idUSKBN1QS28Z2019-03-12
WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday asked Congress in his fiscal 2020 budget to slash spending for foreign aid while increasing spending on the military and for the wall he wants to build on the U.S.Mexico border a senior administration official told reporters NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday asked Congress in his fiscal 2020 budget to slash spending for foreign aid while increasing spending on the military and for the wall he wants to build on the U.S.Mexico border a senior administration official told reporters http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-budget-details/trump-2020-budget-slashes-foreign-aid-hikes-defense-spending-official-idUSKBN1QS1Z02019-03-12
WASHINGTON President Donald Trump on Monday will ask the U.S. Congress for an additional NeutralWASHINGTON President Donald Trump on Monday will ask the U.S. Congress for an additional http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/us-usa-trump-budget-wall-exclusive/exclusive-in-budget-trump-to-ask-congress-for-8-6-billion-for-border-wall-idUSKBN1QR0CW2019-03-11
WASHINGTON President Donald Trump will propose in his fiscal 2020 budget on Monday that the U.S. Congress cut nondefense spending by 5 percent while boosting spending on the military veterans healthcare and border security the White House budget office said on Sunday NegativeWASHINGTON President Donald Trump will propose in his fiscal 2020 budget on Monday that the U.S. Congress cut nondefense spending by 5 percent while boosting spending on the military veterans healthcare and border security the White House budget office said on Sunday http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-budget/trump-budget-seeks-5-percent-cut-in-non-defense-spending-omb-idUSKBN1QS02D2019-03-11
Trump wants to cut nondefense program spending by an average of 5 percent below caps that Congress had set for fiscal 2019 the OMB said in a release NegativeWASHINGTON President Donald Trump will propose in his fiscal 2020 budget on Monday that the U.S. Congress cut nondefense spending by 5 percent while boosting spending on the military veterans healthcare and border security the White House budget office said on Sunday http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-budget/trump-budget-seeks-5-percent-cut-in-non-defense-spending-omb-idUSKBN1QS02D2019-03-11
The CPPCC and the National Peoples Congress or parliament were gathered in Beijing for their annual meetings to discuss economic and social concerns NeutralBEIJING Chinas enterprises are impeding the countrys economic transformation said the countrys biggest state aluminum producer even though thousands of such unprofitable and indebted stateowned firms have been eliminated http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-economy-zombiefirms/zombie-enterprises-hampering-chinas-economic-transformation-chinalco-idUSKBN1QR05V2019-03-10
When the conditions are ripe it will be submitted to the Standing Committee of the National Peoples Congress for initial Uzhitu said though did not give a timeframe NeutralBEIJING Work on a draft property tax in China is steadily and it will be submitted for review when conditions are right senior Chinese parliamentary officials said on Saturday http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-parliament-property/china-says-drafting-of-property-tax-law-steadily-advancing-idUSKBN1QQ02A2019-03-10
In the U.S. Congress is also investigating money laundering allegations and the banks connections to the U.S. president who owes the bank at least million dollars NegativeFRANKFURT The management board of Deutsche Bank has agreed to hold talks with rival Commerzbank on the feasibility of a merger a person with knowledge of the matter told Reuters on Saturday http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-deutsche-bank-commerzbank-m-a/deutsche-commerzbank-tentatively-talk-about-merger-after-months-of-speculation-source-idUSKBN1QQ0B02019-03-10
WASHINGTON President Donald Trumps Justice Department is unlikely to grant Democrats in Congress access to underlying evidence from Special Counsel Robert Muellers probe of Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. election a top congressional Republican said on Friday NegativeWASHINGTON President Donald Trumps Justice Department is unlikely to grant Democrats in Congress access to underlying evidence from Special Counsel Robert Muellers probe of Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. election a top congressional Republican said on Friday http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-russia-republican/dont-expect-details-from-mueller-probe-senior-u-s-republican-idUSKBN1QP28Q2019-03-09
When Mueller reports to Barr as required under law Congress likely will not be notified immediately Collins said NeutralWASHINGTON President Donald Trumps Justice Department is unlikely to grant Democrats in Congress access to underlying evidence from Special Counsel Robert Muellers probe of Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. election a top congressional Republican said on Friday http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-russia-republican/dont-expect-details-from-mueller-probe-senior-u-s-republican-idUSKBN1QP28Q2019-03-09
Brazils 1988 constitution states that mining can only be conducted in indigenous areas under rules approved by the countrys Congress that ensure the indigenous communities affected benefit PositiveBRASILIA The government of Brazils rightwing President Jair Bolsonaro is preparing an overhaul of mining sector regulations that will include opening up indigenous reserves to mining the countrys mines and energy minister said http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-mining-indigenous/brazil-aims-to-open-indigenous-reserves-to-mining-minister-idUSKCN1QP1QP2019-03-09
But Congress never established such rules effectively prohibiting mining in indigenous areas until such a law is passed PositiveBRASILIA The government of Brazils rightwing President Jair Bolsonaro is preparing an overhaul of mining sector regulations that will include opening up indigenous reserves to mining the countrys mines and energy minister said http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-mining-indigenous/brazil-aims-to-open-indigenous-reserves-to-mining-minister-idUSKCN1QP1QP2019-03-09
One complicating factor has been Xis plans to visit Europe after a meeting of the National Peoples Congress ends next week PositiveWASHINGTON Trump administration officials have not made any new plans to send a team to China for facetoface trade talks although there is much work left to be done to reach a deal White House trade adviser Clete Willems said on Friday http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trade/trump-team-has-no-plan-to-go-to-china-for-trade-talks-official-idUSKCN1QP1O82019-03-09
Congress which controls federal spending is likely to dismiss Trumps proposal if recent history is any guide NegativeWASHINGTON When President Donald Trump proposes his 2020 federal budget on Monday official Washington will likely have a quick look shrug and move on marking another stage in the quiet decay of the U.S. governments traditional policymaking processes http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-usa-trump-budget/trumps-budget-to-land-with-a-thud-on-monday-idUSKBN1QP2BC2019-03-09
Of course Congress has the power of the purse but the presidents budget plants a flag to define terms of the tax and spending debate in the official said NeutralWASHINGTON When President Donald Trump proposes his 2020 federal budget on Monday official Washington will likely have a quick look shrug and move on marking another stage in the quiet decay of the U.S. governments traditional policymaking processes http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-usa-trump-budget/trumps-budget-to-land-with-a-thud-on-monday-idUSKBN1QP2BC2019-03-09
ANKARA U.S. officials are telling Turkey that it would be to pass the sale of Lockheed Martin F35 fighter jets through Congress due to Ankaras procurement of S400 defence systems from Russia but Turkey is working to resolve the issue Turkish Defence Minister Hulusi Akar said on Friday NegativeANKARA U.S. officials are telling Turkey that it would be to pass the sale of Lockheed Martin F35 fighter jets through Congress due to Ankaras procurement of S400 defence systems from Russia but Turkey is working to resolve the issue Turkish Defence Minister Hulusi Akar said on Friday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-turkey-security-usa-russia/turkey-says-working-to-resolve-impasse-on-f-35-jets-in-u-s-congress-idUSKCN1QP10E2019-03-09
Tougher ethics standards would be imposed on members of Congress and small campaign donations would be matched with federal funds to try to blunt the influence of big donors NegativeWASHINGTON The U.S. House of Representatives on Friday passed legislation that Democrats say will lessen the influence of bigmoney interests in federal elections make voting easier and tackle that skews the makeup of congressional districts to favor particular political parties http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-congress-democrats/house-passes-democrats-campaign-finance-ethics-bill-idUSKCN1QP1ZZ2019-03-09
WASHINGTON Congressional Democrats are debating whether to expand the scope of their inquiry into President Donald Trumps taxes to include his business tax returns along with his personal returns a risky step seen by some as crucial to effective oversight NegativeWASHINGTON Congressional Democrats are debating whether to expand the scope of their inquiry into President Donald Trumps taxes to include his business tax returns along with his personal returns a risky step seen by some as crucial to effective oversight http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-tax-trump/democrats-weigh-risks-of-pushing-tax-probe-into-trumps-businesses-idUSKCN1QP14R2019-03-09
Morena Senate Leader Ricardo Monreal said on local radio that the bill was Jaras personal initiative and would not be presented in Congress by the party NeutralMEXICO CITY Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said on Thursday that the government respects the work of ratings agencies and will not limit their purview after a senator in his party pitched a bill to increase oversight of the agencies http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mexico-politics/mexico-president-quashes-talk-of-war-on-ratings-agencies-idUSKCN1QO1YJ2019-03-08
The lawsuit will be an uphill battle because Congress has broad authority to protect us from perceived national security said Franklin Turner a government contracts lawyer at McCarter English NegativeHONG Chinese telecoms equipment maker Huawei Technologies sued the U.S. government on Thursday saying a law limiting its American business was unconstitutional ratcheting up its fight back against a government bent on closing it out of global markets http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-china-huawei-tech-filing/huawei-fights-back-against-u-s-blackout-with-texas-lawsuit-idUSKCN1QO0612019-03-08
In general U.S. courts are reluctant to secondguess national security determinations by Congress and the executive branch who are viewed as being in a better position to make such decisions NeutralHuawei Technologies Co Ltd has opened up a new front in its battle with the U.S. government by filing a lawsuit challenging a congressional ban on federal agencies use of the Chinese technology companys products http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-china-huaweitech-lawsuit-explaine/explainer-huawei-faces-slim-odds-in-new-u-s-court-fight-idUSKCN1QO2E62019-03-08
The court in that case said national security concerns about Kaspersky were supported by ample and that it needed to give Congress to craft measures to protect national security PositiveHuawei Technologies Co Ltd has opened up a new front in its battle with the U.S. government by filing a lawsuit challenging a congressional ban on federal agencies use of the Chinese technology companys products http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-china-huaweitech-lawsuit-explaine/explainer-huawei-faces-slim-odds-in-new-u-s-court-fight-idUSKCN1QO2E62019-03-08
The oldest person ever to serve in the U.S. Congress was Strom Thurmond of South Carolina who was 100 when he left the Senate in 2003 NeutralWASHINGTON Ralph Hall a Democrat turned Republican from Texas who became the oldest person to serve in the U.S. House of Representatives died on Thursday at the age of 95 according to the Republican Party of Texas http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-people-ralph-hall/texan-ralph-hall-oldest-person-to-serve-in-u-s-house-dies-idUSKCN1QO2GP2019-03-08
Hall and Democrat John Dingell of Michigan who announced his retirement from the House in 2014 were the final World War Two veterans to serve in Congress NegativeWASHINGTON Ralph Hall a Democrat turned Republican from Texas who became the oldest person to serve in the U.S. House of Representatives died on Thursday at the age of 95 according to the Republican Party of Texas http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-people-ralph-hall/texan-ralph-hall-oldest-person-to-serve-in-u-s-house-dies-idUSKCN1QO2GP2019-03-08
However Grassley believes individual tax returns obtained by Congress should be kept confidential and used to inform legislation not for oversight his spokesman said PositiveWASHINGTON The top Republican on tax policy in the U.S. Senate said on Wednesday that he will seek President Donald Trumps tax returns if Democrats in the House of Representatives obtain them http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-taxreturns-grassley/republican-senator-to-seek-trumps-tax-returns-if-house-democrats-do-idUSKCN1QN2XH2019-03-08
But Trump decided to delay wanting the pageantry and spotlight that only come with the annual address to Congress inside the Capitols walls NegativeWASHINGTON He didnt count on the women in white http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-chamber/at-state-of-the-union-women-in-white-stand-up-to-trump-idUSKCN1PV0JS2019-03-08
U.S. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen on Wednesday defended the governments position that the country faces a dire crisis due to migration at the U.S.Mexico border in the face of fiery questioning from Democrats in Congress NegativeU.S. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen on Wednesday defended the governments position that the country faces a dire crisis due to migration at the U.S.Mexico border in the face of fiery questioning from Democrats in Congress http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-immigration-hearings/u-s-faces-crisis-at-southern-border-nielsen-says-idUSKCN1QN2N02019-03-07
But legislation on paid family leave has previously been introduced in the U.S. Congress with no success NegativeSAN ANTONIO Texas Her baby boy Micah is just a few weeks old and already Lauren Hoffmann is back at work http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-global-parents-usa/what-lack-of-paid-family-leave-means-for-one-texas-mother-idUSKCN1QN1EW2019-03-07
A spokesman for the ruling All Progressives Congress presidential campaign dismissed Atikus claim and said the polls were free and fair NegativeABUJA A tribunal on Wednesday ordered Nigerias electoral body to allow the main opposition to inspect materials used in last months poll which President Muhammadu Buhari won after allegations of fraud by the rival party http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-election-court/nigeria-opposition-to-inspect-vote-materials-after-buharis-win-idUSKCN1QN2Q12019-03-07
WASHINGTON Democrats in Congress unveiled a bill on Wednesday to reinstate net neutrality rules repealed by the Federal Communications Commission under U.S. President Donald Trump the latest salvo in a more than decadelong battle over how to regulate internet traffic NegativeWASHINGTON Democrats in Congress unveiled a bill on Wednesday to reinstate net neutrality rules repealed by the Federal Communications Commission under U.S. President Donald Trump the latest salvo in a more than decadelong battle over how to regulate internet traffic http://www.reuters.com/legal/article/us-usa-internet/u-s-democrats-unveil-legislation-to-reinstate-net-neutrality-rules-idUSKCN1QN20N2019-03-07
The Senate which is controlled by Republicans voted in May 2018 to reinstate the rules but the House did not take up the issue before Congress adjourned last year PositiveWASHINGTON Democrats in Congress unveiled a bill on Wednesday to reinstate net neutrality rules repealed by the Federal Communications Commission under U.S. President Donald Trump the latest salvo in a more than decadelong battle over how to regulate internet traffic http://www.reuters.com/legal/article/us-usa-internet/u-s-democrats-unveil-legislation-to-reinstate-net-neutrality-rules-idUSKCN1QN20N2019-03-07
WASHINGTON A lavishly detailed 445page report by Independent Counsel Kenneth Starr released by the U.S. House of Representatives in 1998 concluded that President Bill Clinton committed acts that may constitute grounds for an and paved the way for an unsuccessful attempt in Congress to remove him from office NegativeWASHINGTON A lavishly detailed 445page report by Independent Counsel Kenneth Starr released by the U.S. House of Representatives in 1998 concluded that President Bill Clinton committed acts that may constitute grounds for an and paved the way for an unsuccessful attempt in Congress to remove him from office http://www.reuters.com/legal/article/us-usa-trump-russia-report-explainer/why-muellers-report-might-be-a-letdown-for-trump-critics-idUSKCN1QN1EH2019-03-07
New York States financial regulator has subpoenaed the insurance broker for President Donald Trumps family business a person familiar with the matter said on Tuesday after former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen told Congress the president inflated the value of assets to insurers NegativeNew York States financial regulator has subpoenaed the insurance broker for President Donald Trumps family business a person familiar with the matter said on Tuesday after former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen told Congress the president inflated the value of assets to insurers http://www.reuters.com/legal/article/us-usa-trump-subpoena/new-york-regulator-subpoenas-insurance-broker-over-trump-organization-dealings-idUSKCN1QM2S72019-03-07
Ambani has previously said that the Congress party has been misled and misinformed by corporate rivals and vested interests NegativeNEW DELHI Indias top lawyer told the Supreme Court on Wednesday it may file a criminal case against The Hindu newspaper under Indias Official Secrets Act for publishing government documents about a deal to buy 36 Rafale jets from France http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-india-dassault-court/india-may-prosecute-newspaper-under-secrets-act-over-rafale-documents-idUSKCN1QN2922019-03-07
WASHINGTON March 6 Democrats in Congress are unveiling a bill to reinstate the landmark net neutrality rules that were repealed by the Federal Communications Commission under President Donald Trump congressional aides said Wednesday Neutralto add dropped character in company http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/usa-internet/refile-u-s-democrats-to-unveil-legislation-to-reinstate-net-neutrality-rules-idUSL1N20T0N42019-03-07
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration called on Congress to modernize rules for cosmetics safety on Tuesday after it issued an alert warning consumers not to use three cosmetics products sold by Claires Stores Inc because they tested positive for asbestos a known carcinogen NegativeThe U.S. Food and Drug Administration called on Congress to modernize rules for cosmetics safety on Tuesday after it issued an alert warning consumers not to use three cosmetics products sold by Claires Stores Inc because they tested positive for asbestos a known carcinogen http://www.reuters.com/news/health/article/us-fda-claires-asbestos/fda-finds-asbestos-in-three-claires-cosmetics-products-idUSKCN1QM2DD2019-03-07
told Congress in testimony last week that he was cooperating with Manhattan federal prosecutors on several ongoing probes and flagged other potential illegal activity by Trump NeutralCriminal inquiries into the Trump campaigns links to Russia and other issues will carry on no matter what happens with Special Counsel Robert Muellers investigation as other prosecutors continue cases that began with him but now have a life of their own http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-usa-trump-russia-mueller/beyond-the-report-muellers-russia-probe-designed-to-live-on-idUSKCN1QM1HV2019-03-06
As Congress recognized in order to remove that motivation an appropriate penalty must be keyed to the total scope of the the judge added NegativeNEW YORK A federal appeals court upheld the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commissions http://www.reuters.com/legal//www.reuters.com/article/sec-rajaratnam/rajaratnams-92-8-million-sec-civil-fine-is-upheld-idUSKCN1QM2002019-03-06
WASHINGTON The Trump administration warned Republican lawmakers Tuesday about record numbers of illegal crossings at the southern border with Mexico as Congress appeared to be on the verge of terminating President Donald Trumps declaration of an emergency there NegativeWASHINGTON The Trump administration warned Republican lawmakers Tuesday about record numbers of illegal crossings at the southern border with Mexico as Congress appeared to be on the verge of terminating President Donald Trumps declaration of an emergency there http://www.reuters.com/legal/article/us-usa-trump-congress-emergency/trump-administration-warns-of-record-illegal-border-crossings-ahead-of-vote-by-congress-idUSKCN1QM15U2019-03-06
But there does not appear to be a supermajority in Congress to override an expected Trump veto NeutralWASHINGTON The Trump administration warned Republican lawmakers Tuesday about record numbers of illegal crossings at the southern border with Mexico as Congress appeared to be on the verge of terminating President Donald Trumps declaration of an emergency there http://www.reuters.com/legal/article/us-usa-trump-congress-emergency/trump-administration-warns-of-record-illegal-border-crossings-ahead-of-vote-by-congress-idUSKCN1QM15U2019-03-06
Asia had struggled after Beijing made a widely expected move at the National Peoples Congress to lower its growth target to 6 to 6 NegativeEuropean shares higher after brighter data http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/global-markets/global-markets-stocks-stall-oil-falls-as-china-trims-growth-targets-idUSL5N20S2KK2019-03-06
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration called on Congress on Tuesday to modernize rules for cosmetics safety after it issued an alert about asbestos contamination detected in three products sold by retailer Claires NegativeThe U.S. Food and Drug Administration called on Congress on Tuesday to modernize rules for cosmetics safety after it issued an alert about asbestos contamination detected in three products sold by retailer Claires http://www.reuters.com/news/health/article/us-fda-claires-asbestos/fda-finds-asbestos-in-three-products-sold-by-claires-idUSKCN1QM2DD2019-03-06
The FDA said it would work with Congress to update the outdated regulatory framework that the agency has been operating under for more than 80 years for cosmetics PositiveThe U.S. Food and Drug Administration called on Congress on Tuesday to modernize rules for cosmetics safety after it issued an alert about asbestos contamination detected in three products sold by retailer Claires http://www.reuters.com/news/health/article/us-fda-claires-asbestos/fda-finds-asbestos-in-three-products-sold-by-claires-idUSKCN1QM2DD2019-03-06
Republicans in Congress accuse Democrats of pursuing an impeachment agenda against Trump as part of a political strategy to reclaim the White House in the 2020 election NegativeWASHINGTON Democrats in Congress unleashed a slew of demands in their investigations of President Donald Trump on Monday seeking information about his communications with Russian President Vladimir Putin and documents from 81 sources in an obstruction probe http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-usa-trump-russia-congress/house-democrats-target-trump-putin-talks-obstruction-idUSKCN1QL1Q72019-03-05
WASHINGTON Democrats in the U.S. Congress plan to unveil legislation on Wednesday to reinstate net rules that were repealed by the Trump administration in December 2017 House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi said PositiveWASHINGTON Democrats in the U.S. Congress plan to unveil legislation on Wednesday to reinstate net rules that were repealed by the Trump administration in December 2017 House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi said http://www.reuters.com/legal//www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-internet/democrats-to-push-to-reinstate-repealed-net-neutrality-rules-idUSKCN1QL1W02019-03-05
I want to know from Congress and its partners why they are making statements that are benefiting the enemies NegativeNEW DELHI Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has slammed opposition parties for demanding evidence about last weeks military strike inside Pakistan and support for him is rising pollsters say despite the questions about how successful it was http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-india-kashmir-politics-analysis/with-worries-of-war-and-an-upcoming-election-support-surges-for-indias-modi-idUSKCN1QL1KZ2019-03-05
It is deeply regrettable and politically immoral on the part of the BJP to make political capital out of military endeavors during crossborder tensions with Congress spokesman Sanjay Jha said NegativeNEW DELHI Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has slammed opposition parties for demanding evidence about last weeks military strike inside Pakistan and support for him is rising pollsters say despite the questions about how successful it was http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-india-kashmir-politics-analysis/with-worries-of-war-and-an-upcoming-election-support-surges-for-indias-modi-idUSKCN1QL1KZ2019-03-05
I respectfully urge Congress to protect the full faith and credit of the United States by acting to increase the statutory debt limit as soon as Mnuchin said NegativeWASHINGTON The U.S. Treasury is taking extraordinary measures to avoid violating the government debt limit Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said in a letter to House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Monday http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/us-usa-debt-limit/u-s-treasury-says-taking-extraordinary-measures-to-avoid-debt-ceiling-idUSKCN1QL29Y2019-03-05
WASHINGTON March 4 Democrats in the U.S. Congress plan to unveil legislation on Wednesday to reinstate net rules that were repealed by the Trump Administration in December 2017 House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said PositiveWASHINGTON March 4 Democrats in the U.S. Congress plan to unveil legislation on Wednesday to reinstate net rules that were repealed by the Trump Administration in December 2017 House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/usa-internet/u-s-democrats-to-push-to-reinstate-repealed-net-neutrality-rules-idUSL1N20R0UI2019-03-05
Stone was charged in January with lying to Congress and witness tampering in an indictment that quotes extensively from his communications with Credico NegativeWASHINGTON What do you get when you combine Russian agents a therapy dog and a ostrichskin http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-usa-trump-russia-revelations/ostrich-jacket-fake-rallies-therapy-dogs-and-other-odd-scenes-in-trump-russia-probe-idUSKCN1QK0FM2019-03-04
Tai listed the prospective TrumpXi trade summit among such events while Chinas National Peoples Congress could provide clues on new policies aimed at boosting Asias largest economy PositiveSYDNEY Asian shares started the week on the front foot on signs the United States and China were close to striking a tariff deal to end their protracted trade war while the dollar eased as traders wagered Federal Reserve policy would remain accommodative http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-global-markets/stocks-rally-as-u-s-china-inch-closer-to-trade-deal-idUSKCN1QK0SQ2019-03-04
We may want more money for border security but Congress didnt authorize it NeutralWASHINGTON Republican U.S. Senator Rand Paul said he would vote in favor of a resolution to end President Donald Trumps U.S.Mexico border emergency declaration according to a media report likely giving Democrats the votes to pass the measure in the Senate http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-congress/democrats-may-have-votes-to-block-trumps-border-emergency-in-u-s-senate-idUSKCN1QK0OP2019-03-04
Democrats argue there is no border emergency and that Trump is overreaching with his declaration given that the Constitution grants Congress the power of the purse strings PositiveWASHINGTON Republican U.S. Senator Rand Paul said he would vote in favor of a resolution to end President Donald Trumps U.S.Mexico border emergency declaration according to a media report likely giving Democrats the votes to pass the measure in the Senate http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-congress/democrats-may-have-votes-to-block-trumps-border-emergency-in-u-s-senate-idUSKCN1QK0OP2019-03-04
While the Mueller investigation is focused on specific crimes Congress probes will cast a wider net Nadler said NegativeWASHINGTON The House Judiciary Committee will seek documents from more than 60 people and organizations as it begins investigations into possible obstruction of justice and abuse of power by President Donald Trump the panels chairman said on Sunday http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-russia/u-s-house-panel-launches-probe-into-possible-obstruction-by-trump-idUSKCN1QK0GJ2019-03-04
Congressional investigators will also look at whether Trump used the White House for personal enrichment in violation of the Constitutions emoluments clause he said NegativeWASHINGTON The House Judiciary Committee will seek documents from more than 60 people and organizations as it begins investigations into possible obstruction of justice and abuse of power by President Donald Trump the panels chairman said on Sunday http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-russia/u-s-house-panel-launches-probe-into-possible-obstruction-by-trump-idUSKCN1QK0GJ2019-03-04
De la Mora said Mexicos Congress would likely first pass a new labor bill designed to strengthen the rights of unionized workers fulfilling a commitment made with the USMCA deal PositiveMEXICO CITY Mexicos government on Friday threatened to slap duties on new U.S. products in retaliation for the Trump administrations steel and aluminum tariffs as it seeks to turn up pressure on Washington to exempt it from the measures http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-usa-trade-mexico/mexico-eyes-fresh-u-s-targets-for-tariffs-to-pressure-trump-over-steel-idUSKCN1QI5LV2019-03-03
The source said an eventual deal related to Sabesp is subject to a new legal framework for the sanitation sector which is being discussed in Congress PositiveSAO PAULO Canadian asset manager Brookfield Asset Management Inc is looking for additional targets in Brazil after a recent wave of acquisitions including Sao Paulo state sanitation company Sabesp a source familiar with the plans told Reuters http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-privatization-brookfield-asset/brookfield-eyeing-other-targets-in-brazil-including-sabesp-source-idUSKCN1QI5L52019-03-02
If Congress does not pass USMCA then the United States has no credibility at with China or on any deals with your other trading Lighthizer said at the hearing PositiveU.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and his staff will head to Michigan next week to meet with United Auto Workers union leaders in an effort to win labor backing for a new North American free trade deal the union said on Friday http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-usa-trade-auto/u-s-trade-chief-courts-auto-union-to-back-north-american-trade-pact-idUSKCN1QI5GO2019-03-02
Inslee spent 15 years in Congress before being elected governor in 2012 NeutralWashington Governor Jay Inslee launched a longshot bid for the U.S. presidency on Friday with a vow to fight climate change and promote policies to make the country more prosperous and inclusive http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-election-inslee/washingtons-inslee-puts-climate-change-at-center-of-presidential-bid-idUSKCN1QI4H82019-03-02
In Congress efforts to block Trumps national emergency declaration intensified with the introduction of legislation in the Republicanled Senate although it faces an uphill path to passage NegativeWASHINGTON President Donald Trump embarked on his trip to Vietnam with a political cloud hanging over his head and keen to show progress on a thorny foreign policy issue that has befuddled many of his predecessors http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump/back-home-from-hanoi-trump-faces-more-political-headwinds-idUSKCN1QI3MZ2019-03-02
Cohen has already pleaded guilty to lying to Congress NegativeWASHINGTON President Donald Trumps former lawyer Michael Cohen returned to Capitol Hill on Thursday to speak behind closed doors with a congressional panel investigating Russias interference in the 2016 U.S. election capping a week of testimony in which he leveled new allegations of wrongdoing at his former boss http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-russia-cohen/trumps-ex-lawyer-cohen-testifies-again-this-time-behind-closed-doors-idUSKCN1QH0K62019-03-01
WASHINGTON Investigations involving President Donald Trump by Special Counsel Robert Mueller and U.S. lawmakers have raised the possibility that Congress could seek to remove him from office using the impeachment process set out in the Constitution NegativeWASHINGTON Investigations involving President Donald Trump by Special Counsel Robert Mueller and U.S. lawmakers have raised the possibility that Congress could seek to remove him from office using the impeachment process set out in the Constitution http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-russia-impeachment-explaine/impeachment-decoded-a-look-at-how-to-remove-a-u-s-president-idUSKCN1QH1LS2019-03-01
John Elwood a partner at law firm Vinson Elkins said the case is a credible candidate for review because a court has held that an act of Congress is unconstitutional NegativeSAN JUAN A recent U.S. Appeals Court ruling that found Puerto Ricos federally created fiscal oversight board was unconstitutionally appointed will be appealed to the Supreme Court the board announced on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-puertorico/puerto-rico-oversight-board-to-appeal-appointments-ruling-idUSKCN1QH2LU2019-03-01
HANOI President Donald Trump criticized his former attorney Michael Cohen on Thursday for lying in testimony to Congress but found reason to praise him too for not alleging Trumps campaign colluded with Russia in 2016 NegativeHANOI President Donald Trump criticized his former attorney Michael Cohen on Thursday for lying in testimony to Congress but found reason to praise him too for not alleging Trumps campaign colluded with Russia in 2016 http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-russia-truth/trump-derides-fake-hearing-but-says-cohen-truthful-on-no-collusion-idUSKCN1QH0UI2019-03-01
Haroun who is wanted by the International Criminal Court for alleged war crimes committed in Darfur was elected by the National Congress Party as its deputy head this week NegativeCAIRO Sudanese President Omar alBashir on Friday delegated his powers and authority as head of the ruling National Congress Party to its deputy head Ahmed Mohamed Haroun until the partys next general conference the party said in a statement http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-sudan-politics-bashir/sudans-bashir-delegates-powers-as-head-of-ruling-party-to-deputy-idUSKCN1QH31O2019-03-01
Under the Saudi Nuclear Proliferation Act Congress would be required to approve any pacts authorizing U.S. companies to sell nuclear power technologies to the kingdom PositiveWASHINGTON A bipartisan group of U.S. lawmakers introduced legislation on Thursday to ensure congressional oversight of any civilian nuclear cooperation agreement between the United States and Saudi Arabia http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-saudi-nuclear-congress/u-s-lawmakers-press-for-oversight-of-any-saudi-nuclear-deal-idUSKCN1QH2XQ2019-03-01
It was not immediately clear whether Thursdays legislation would get enough support to pass either chamber of Congress but it underscored lawmakers concern about the nuclear issue NegativeWASHINGTON A bipartisan group of U.S. lawmakers introduced legislation on Thursday to ensure congressional oversight of any civilian nuclear cooperation agreement between the United States and Saudi Arabia http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-saudi-nuclear-congress/u-s-lawmakers-press-for-oversight-of-any-saudi-nuclear-deal-idUSKCN1QH2XQ2019-03-01
Wyden said it is past time to kick the addiction to shortterm tax policies but until Congress is able to break this cycle for good taxpayers deserve certainty NeutralWASHINGTON Two key senators introduced legislation on Thursday to extend numerous expired tax provisions including measures on biodiesel and disaster assistance as the April 15 tax filing deadline looms http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/us-usa-tax-extenders/senators-propose-bill-to-extend-biodiesel-other-expired-tax-provisions-idUSKCN1QH2YV2019-03-01
WASHINGTON Congressional efforts to end President Donald Trumps U.S.Mexico border emergency declaration an attempt by him to fund a border wall without approval from Congress intensified on Thursday with the introduction of a bipartisan resolution to block him in the Senate NegativeWASHINGTON Congressional efforts to end President Donald Trumps U.S.Mexico border emergency declaration an attempt by him to fund a border wall without approval from Congress intensified on Thursday with the introduction of a bipartisan resolution to block him in the Senate http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-congress/u-s-senate-weighs-blocking-trumps-border-emergency-gambit-idUSKCN1QH2V12019-03-01
Stone was indicted by Mueller on charges of lying to Congress about his communications with others related to WikiLeaks email dumps NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trumps former personal lawyer Michael Cohen accused him of breaking the law while in office and said for the first time that Trump knew in advance about a WikiLeaks dump of stolen emails that hurt his 2016 election rival Hillary Clinton http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-russia-cohen/ex-lawyer-cohen-assails-conman-trump-gives-no-direct-evidence-of-collusion-idUSKCN1QG0IZ2019-02-28
In his way he was telling me to Cohen said adding that Trumps personal lawyers reviewed and edited my statement to Congress NeutralWASHINGTON Testimony by Michael Cohen President Donald Trumps former lawyer and to a U.S. congressional committee on Wednesday highlighted several legal risks Trump may face http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/usa-trump-russia-cohen-explainer/explainer-what-legal-risks-does-cohens-testimony-pose-to-trump-idUSKCN1QG2WD2019-02-28
It is a federal crime to knowingly and give false statements to Congress NegativeWASHINGTON Testimony by Michael Cohen President Donald Trumps former lawyer and to a U.S. congressional committee on Wednesday highlighted several legal risks Trump may face http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/usa-trump-russia-cohen-explainer/explainer-what-legal-risks-does-cohens-testimony-pose-to-trump-idUSKCN1QG2WD2019-02-28
Stone has pleaded not guilty to charges brought by Special Counsel Robert Mueller that Stone lied to Congress about his knowledge of plans by Wikileaks to release the hacked emails PositiveWASHINGTON Testimony by Michael Cohen President Donald Trumps former lawyer and to a U.S. congressional committee on Wednesday highlighted several legal risks Trump may face http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/usa-trump-russia-cohen-explainer/explainer-what-legal-risks-does-cohens-testimony-pose-to-trump-idUSKCN1QG2WD2019-02-28
WASHINGTON President Donald Trumps former lawyer Michael Cohen testified to Congress on Wednesday that some reimbursement checks issued to him for hushmoney payments to an adult film star were signed by Donald Trump Jr PositiveWASHINGTON President Donald Trumps former lawyer Michael Cohen testified to Congress on Wednesday that some reimbursement checks issued to him for hushmoney payments to an adult film star were signed by Donald Trump Jr http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-russia-payments/donald-trump-jr-signed-checks-for-hush-money-related-to-affair-cohen-idUSKCN1QG25Q2019-02-28
WASHINGTON Michael Cohen President Donald Trumps prisonbound former personal lawyer on Wednesday cautioned Republicans in Congress against defending a president he had protected for years saying they too risk a fall from grace NegativeWASHINGTON Michael Cohen President Donald Trumps prisonbound former personal lawyer on Wednesday cautioned Republicans in Congress against defending a president he had protected for years saying they too risk a fall from grace http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-russia-warning/cohen-warns-republican-lawmakers-dont-protect-trump-idUSKCN1QG2EZ2019-02-28
MEXICO CITY The finance committee of Mexicos lower house of Congress on Wednesday approved a draft law by the ruling National Regeneration Movement that it says will give pension funds more flexibility in how to invest their portfolios PositiveMEXICO CITY The finance committee of Mexicos lower house of Congress on Wednesday approved a draft law by the ruling National Regeneration Movement that it says will give pension funds more flexibility in how to invest their portfolios http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mexico-pensions-law/mexican-congressional-committee-approves-pension-investment-bill-idUSKCN1QH02I2019-02-28
Here are some key interactions between Trump advisors and Russian figures that have been unearthed by Muellers probe and investigations in Congress PositiveSpecial Counsel Robert Mueller and other U.S. prosecutors have been investigating whether President Donald Trumps 2016 campaign conspired with Russia http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-usa-trump-russia-contacts-factbox/factbox-smoke-or-fire-contacts-between-trump-campaign-and-russia-idUSKCN1QG1M32019-02-28
We can disrupt the telecoms industry and bring huge value to Rakutens founder Hiroshi Mikitani told a packed presentation at the companys stall during the Mobile World Congress on Wednesday NegativeBARCELONA Japanese ecommerce firm Rakuten plans to become Japans fourth mobile operator this year with what its says is the worlds first fully cloudbased mobile network creating a potential template for international expansion http://www.reuters.com/news/technology/article/us-telecoms-mobileworld-rakuten/rakutens-all-cloud-mobile-network-goes-down-a-storm-in-barcelona-idUSKCN1QG2HO2019-02-28
Addressing supporters at the campaign headquarters of his All Progressive Congress party in the capital Abuja he promised to tackle these issues PositiveABUJA Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari won a second term at the helm of Africas largest economy and top oil producer the electoral commission chairman said on Wednesday following an election marred by delays logistical glitches and violence http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-election/nigerias-buhari-wins-second-term-as-president-idUSKCN1QF1CL2019-02-27
Addressing supporters at his All Progressives Congress party campaign headquarters he also said he was deeply to have secured a second term NeutralABUJA Nigerias newly reelected President Muhammadu Buhari said on Wednesday his administration will intensify efforts to improve security and bolster the economy http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-election-buhari-efforts/nigerias-buhari-says-his-administration-will-intensify-security-economic-efforts-idUSKCN1QG0FZ2019-02-27
WASHINGTON A Democratic lawmaker in the U.S. House of Representatives filed legislation on Tuesday that would require Special Counsel Robert Muellers Russia report to be made public and give Congress access to the investigations underlying evidence NegativeWASHINGTON A Democratic lawmaker in the U.S. House of Representatives filed legislation on Tuesday that would require Special Counsel Robert Muellers Russia report to be made public and give Congress access to the investigations underlying evidence http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-usa-trump-russia-report/house-democrat-files-bill-to-make-mueller-report-public-idUSKCN1QF2802019-02-27
Democrats say Barr could release little of the report and prevent Congress from seeing evidence that could aid Trump oversight investigations by several House committees NegativeWASHINGTON A Democratic lawmaker in the U.S. House of Representatives filed legislation on Tuesday that would require Special Counsel Robert Muellers Russia report to be made public and give Congress access to the investigations underlying evidence http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-usa-trump-russia-report/house-democrat-files-bill-to-make-mueller-report-public-idUSKCN1QF2802019-02-27
29 Cohen pleads guilty in the Mueller investigation to lying to Congress about the length of discussions in 2016 on plans to build a Trump Tower in Moscow NegativeThe appointment follows President Trumps firing of FBI Director James Comey on May 9 and days later Trump attributed the dismissal to this Russia thing http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-usa-trump-russia-timeline/big-moments-in-mueller-investigation-of-russian-meddling-in-2016-u-s-election-idUSKCN1QF2CQ2019-02-27
Trump argues he has the power to proclaim a national emergency to unilaterally direct existing money for building a border wall that Congress has refused to fully fund NegativeWASHINGTON In a stinging rebuke to President Donald Trump the House of Representatives on Tuesday brushed aside veto threats and passed legislation to terminate the emergency he declared at the U.S.Mexico border in order to build a wall there http://www.reuters.com/legal/article/us-usa-trump-congress/house-passes-bill-rejecting-trumps-border-wall-emergency-idUSKCN1QF0FX2019-02-27
Overriding such a veto in Congress would require twothirds majorities in both chambers making it highly unlikely said lawmakers NegativeWASHINGTON In a stinging rebuke to President Donald Trump the House of Representatives on Tuesday brushed aside veto threats and passed legislation to terminate the emergency he declared at the U.S.Mexico border in order to build a wall there http://www.reuters.com/legal/article/us-usa-trump-congress/house-passes-bill-rejecting-trumps-border-wall-emergency-idUSKCN1QF0FX2019-02-27
In his first two years in office Trumps Republicans controlled both chambers of Congress which under the U.S. Constitution holds the national purse strings NeutralWASHINGTON In a stinging rebuke to President Donald Trump the House of Representatives on Tuesday brushed aside veto threats and passed legislation to terminate the emergency he declared at the U.S.Mexico border in order to build a wall there http://www.reuters.com/legal/article/us-usa-trump-congress/house-passes-bill-rejecting-trumps-border-wall-emergency-idUSKCN1QF0FX2019-02-27
Angry over that decision Trump declared the emergency and vowed to divert funds toward the wall from accounts already committed by Congress for other purposes NegativeWASHINGTON In a stinging rebuke to President Donald Trump the House of Representatives on Tuesday brushed aside veto threats and passed legislation to terminate the emergency he declared at the U.S.Mexico border in order to build a wall there http://www.reuters.com/legal/article/us-usa-trump-congress/house-passes-bill-rejecting-trumps-border-wall-emergency-idUSKCN1QF0FX2019-02-27
On a separate track from Congress the future of Trumps emergency declaration is also likely to be litigated in the courts NegativeWASHINGTON In a stinging rebuke to President Donald Trump the House of Representatives on Tuesday brushed aside veto threats and passed legislation to terminate the emergency he declared at the U.S.Mexico border in order to build a wall there http://www.reuters.com/legal/article/us-usa-trump-congress/house-passes-bill-rejecting-trumps-border-wall-emergency-idUSKCN1QF0FX2019-02-27
The hearing comes as Democrats now in control of Congress after last Novembers elections heap scrutiny on the Trump administration over its efforts to unwind environmental regulation to favor business NeutralWASHINGTON The U.S. Environmental Protection Agencys enforcement chief on Tuesday pushed back on the that the regulator is soft on polluters as Democratic lawmakers pressed her on the big decline in civil penalties and site inspections last year http://www.reuters.com/legal/article/us-usa-epa-enforcement/u-s-epa-denies-being-soft-on-polluters-as-democrats-question-enforcement-idUSKCN1QF1852019-02-27
Colorado Democratic Congresswoman Diana DeGette chair of the oversight subcommittee of the energy panel said the dropoff in major enforcement metrics means pollution will increase NegativeWASHINGTON The U.S. Environmental Protection Agencys enforcement chief on Tuesday pushed back on the that the regulator is soft on polluters as Democratic lawmakers pressed her on the big decline in civil penalties and site inspections last year http://www.reuters.com/legal/article/us-usa-epa-enforcement/u-s-epa-denies-being-soft-on-polluters-as-democrats-question-enforcement-idUSKCN1QF1852019-02-27
These are really low numbers some of the lowest numbers weve seen in a long said Maryland Congressman John Sarbanes NegativeWASHINGTON The U.S. Environmental Protection Agencys enforcement chief on Tuesday pushed back on the that the regulator is soft on polluters as Democratic lawmakers pressed her on the big decline in civil penalties and site inspections last year http://www.reuters.com/legal/article/us-usa-epa-enforcement/u-s-epa-denies-being-soft-on-polluters-as-democrats-question-enforcement-idUSKCN1QF1852019-02-27
WASHINGTON Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives unveiled an ambitious proposal on Tuesday to move all Americans into the governments Medicare health insurance program tapping into public frustration over the rising cost of healthcare that has become a key issue for the party as it seeks to gain control of Congress and the White House in 2020 NeutralWASHINGTON Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives unveiled an ambitious proposal on Tuesday to move all Americans into the governments Medicare health insurance program tapping into public frustration over the rising cost of healthcare that has become a key issue for the party as it seeks to gain control of Congress and the White House in 2020 http://www.reuters.com/news/health/article/us-usa-congress-medicare/u-s-house-democrats-introduce-sweeping-medicare-for-all-bill-idUSKCN1QF2TA2019-02-27
Our new Xperia will deliver genuine technologies with a multitude of professional grade features to create entertainment experiences that are only possible with Kishida said at the Congress PositiveBARCELONA Japans Sony which has fallen way behind its South Korean and Chinese rivals in the smartphone sales race aims to capitalize on its movie pedigree with new devices featuring ratio screens the dimensions used to film blockbusters http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-telecoms-mobileworld-sony/sony-revitalizes-smartphone-franchise-with-movie-style-screens-idUSKCN1QE0U82019-02-26
WASHINGTON Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell worked hard to strengthen ties with Congress during his first year as head of the U.S. central bank doubling the pace of meetings with lawmakers over his predecessors and courting Democrats and Republicans alike NegativeWASHINGTON Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell worked hard to strengthen ties with Congress during his first year as head of the U.S. central bank doubling the pace of meetings with lawmakers over his predecessors and courting Democrats and Republicans alike http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-usa-fed-powell/feds-powell-heads-to-congress-amid-shifting-landscape-idUSKCN1QE2ED2019-02-26
WASHINGTON Nearly 60 former senior U.S. national security officials on Monday rejected President Donald Trumps national emergency declaration saying there was no factual to circumvent Congress to build his longpromised border wall NegativeWASHINGTON Nearly 60 former senior U.S. national security officials on Monday rejected President Donald Trumps national emergency declaration saying there was no factual to circumvent Congress to build his longpromised border wall http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-congress-emergency/former-top-u-s-security-officials-decry-trumps-emergency-bid-idUSKCN1QE23O2019-02-26
In a separate letter on Monday 23 former Republican U.S. lawmakers also urged current members of Congress to pass the resolution Politico reported NegativeWASHINGTON Nearly 60 former senior U.S. national security officials on Monday rejected President Donald Trumps national emergency declaration saying there was no factual to circumvent Congress to build his longpromised border wall http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-congress-emergency/former-top-u-s-security-officials-decry-trumps-emergency-bid-idUSKCN1QE23O2019-02-26
Even if it passes Trump has said he would veto it and Congress would need to muster twothirds of lawmakers to override a veto NeutralWASHINGTON Nearly 60 former senior U.S. national security officials on Monday rejected President Donald Trumps national emergency declaration saying there was no factual to circumvent Congress to build his longpromised border wall http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-congress-emergency/former-top-u-s-security-officials-decry-trumps-emergency-bid-idUSKCN1QE23O2019-02-26
WASHINGTON A political group backing President Donald Trumps 2020 reelection bid will run national television ads this week seeking to bolster support in Congress for his efforts to build a wall along the U.S.Mexico border as lawmakers try to block him NegativeWASHINGTON A political group backing President Donald Trumps 2020 reelection bid will run national television ads this week seeking to bolster support in Congress for his efforts to build a wall along the U.S.Mexico border as lawmakers try to block him http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-ads/pro-trump-political-group-launches-ad-campaign-to-back-border-emergency-declaration-idUSKCN1QE22N2019-02-26
The America First Policies campaign encourages viewers to call their member of Congress and urge them to support Trumps emergency declaration PositiveWASHINGTON A political group backing President Donald Trumps 2020 reelection bid will run national television ads this week seeking to bolster support in Congress for his efforts to build a wall along the U.S.Mexico border as lawmakers try to block him http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-ads/pro-trump-political-group-launches-ad-campaign-to-back-border-emergency-declaration-idUSKCN1QE22N2019-02-26
But anyone hoping to tap or swipe Huaweis Mate X a smartphone that wraps the screen around the front and back was soon disappointed at Barcelonas Mobile World Congress NegativeBARCELONA Flexible and folding formats framed the future of smartphones this week as manufacturers focused on new forms in an effort to jolt the market out of uniformity and reinvigorate sales http://www.reuters.com/news/technology/article/us-telecoms-mobileworld-launches/look-but-dont-touch-as-smartphones-flexible-future-unfolds-idUSKCN1QE2CE2019-02-26
WASHINGTON Democrats will subpoena Special Counsel Robert Muellers final report on his investigation into links between U.S. President Donald Trumps 2016 election team and Russia if it is not given to Congress senior lawmaker Adam Schiff said on Sunday NegativeWASHINGTON Democrats will subpoena Special Counsel Robert Muellers final report on his investigation into links between U.S. President Donald Trumps 2016 election team and Russia if it is not given to Congress senior lawmaker Adam Schiff said on Sunday http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-usa-trump-russia/u-s-democrats-will-subpoena-muellers-russia-report-if-needed-schiff-idUSKCN1QD0V62019-02-25
Schiff a Democrat who chairs the House of Representatives Intelligence Committee said Democrats will also sue the government and call on Mueller to testify to Congress if necessary NegativeWASHINGTON Democrats will subpoena Special Counsel Robert Muellers final report on his investigation into links between U.S. President Donald Trumps 2016 election team and Russia if it is not given to Congress senior lawmaker Adam Schiff said on Sunday http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-usa-trump-russia/u-s-democrats-will-subpoena-muellers-russia-report-if-needed-schiff-idUSKCN1QD0V62019-02-25
But Barr indicated during his confirmation hearings that he could draft his own report to Congress and not turn Muellers report over in its entirety NeutralWASHINGTON Democrats will subpoena Special Counsel Robert Muellers final report on his investigation into links between U.S. President Donald Trumps 2016 election team and Russia if it is not given to Congress senior lawmaker Adam Schiff said on Sunday http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-usa-trump-russia/u-s-democrats-will-subpoena-muellers-russia-report-if-needed-schiff-idUSKCN1QD0V62019-02-25
This has much more to do with the attractiveness of investing in Ekholm told a news conference at the Mobile World Congress the telecoms industrys main annual gathering PositiveBARCELONA Europe risks falling behind other regions in rolling out 5G mobile services because of onerous regulation and weak investment not due to concerns about the security of networks Ericsson CEO Borje Ekholm said http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-telecoms-mobileworld-ericsson/investment-climate-not-security-poses-main-risk-of-5g-delay-in-europe-ericsson-idUSKCN1QE0ST2019-02-25
U.S. intelligence officials recently testified to Congress that North Korea was unlikely to ever give up its entire nuclear arsenal NegativeHANOI North Korea warned President Donald Trump on Sunday not to listen to U.S. critics who were disrupting efforts to improve ties as its leader Kim Jong Un made his way across China by train to a second summit with Trump in Vietnam http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-northkorea-usa/north-korea-warns-u-s-skeptics-as-kim-heads-for-summit-with-trump-idUSKCN1QD0GZ2019-02-25
Microsoft is expected unveil updates to HoloLens its headset for businesses and governments during an event at the Mobile World Congress industry conference in Barcelona on Sunday NeutralSAN FRANCISCO Some Microsoft Corp employees on Friday demanded that the company cancel a million hardware contract to supply the U.S. Army with 94 workers signing a petition calling on the company to stop developing any and all weapons technologies http://www.reuters.com/news/technology/article/us-microsoft-army/microsoft-workers-demand-it-drop-480-million-u-s-army-contract-idUSKCN1QB2LV2019-02-24
BRASILIA Brazils Economy Ministry warned on Friday that the economy will slip into recession next year and official interest rates could more than double unless Congress approves measures to reduce the deficit in the countrys pension system NegativeBRASILIA Brazils Economy Ministry warned on Friday that the economy will slip into recession next year and official interest rates could more than double unless Congress approves measures to reduce the deficit in the countrys pension system http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-economy/brazil-government-warns-of-recession-without-pension-system-overhaul-idUSKCN1QB2DM2019-02-23
The warning comes days after President Jair Bolsonaro presented his ambitious social security reform plan to Congress which aims to save over 1 trillion reais in the next decade PositiveBRASILIA Brazils Economy Ministry warned on Friday that the economy will slip into recession next year and official interest rates could more than double unless Congress approves measures to reduce the deficit in the countrys pension system http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-economy/brazil-government-warns-of-recession-without-pension-system-overhaul-idUSKCN1QB2DM2019-02-23
BRASILIA Two key Brazil politicians said on Friday that President Jair Bolsonaros administration was not yet able to win the votes in Congress necessary to pass a pension reform bill that would curb federal budget deficits by slashing public spending NegativeBRASILIA Two key Brazil politicians said on Friday that President Jair Bolsonaros administration was not yet able to win the votes in Congress necessary to pass a pension reform bill that would curb federal budget deficits by slashing public spending http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-politics-pensions/key-brazil-politicians-say-pension-reform-bill-short-votes-needed-for-passage-idUSKCN1QB1PR2019-02-23
Under the U.S. Constitution Congress decides how taxpayer dollars are spent NeutralWASHINGTON The U.S. House of Representatives will vote on Tuesday on a resolution aimed at stopping President Donald Trumps declaration of a national emergency to build a wall on the border with Mexico Speaker Nancy Pelosi said on Friday http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-congress/democrats-launch-resolution-to-stop-trump-border-emergency-idUSKCN1QB1U12019-02-23
Trump declared the national emergency last week after Congress declined to fulfill his request for NegativeWASHINGTON The U.S. House of Representatives will vote on Tuesday on a resolution aimed at stopping President Donald Trumps declaration of a national emergency to build a wall on the border with Mexico Speaker Nancy Pelosi said on Friday http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-congress/democrats-launch-resolution-to-stop-trump-border-emergency-idUSKCN1QB1U12019-02-23
If the Congress rolls over on this the president is likely to do it Castro said NeutralWASHINGTON The U.S. House of Representatives will vote on Tuesday on a resolution aimed at stopping President Donald Trumps declaration of a national emergency to build a wall on the border with Mexico Speaker Nancy Pelosi said on Friday http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-congress/democrats-launch-resolution-to-stop-trump-border-emergency-idUSKCN1QB1U12019-02-23
WASHINGTON Democrat New York Governor Andrew Cuomo a scion of his partys establishment wing said on Friday it was too to know if the young Democrat firebrand from his state Representative Alexandria OcasioCortez will help New York while in Congress PositiveWASHINGTON Democrat New York Governor Andrew Cuomo a scion of his partys establishment wing said on Friday it was too to know if the young Democrat firebrand from his state Representative Alexandria OcasioCortez will help New York while in Congress http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-congress-ocasio-cortez/too-early-to-tell-if-ocasio-cortez-will-help-new-york-governor-cuomo-idUSKCN1QB2PW2019-02-23
Trump issued the declaration last week when Congress did not fulfill his demand for NeutralWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump a Republican said on Friday he would veto a measure to block the national emergency declaration he issued to build a wall along the U.S. southern border with Mexico http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-congress-veto/trump-says-he-would-veto-measure-blocking-emergency-declaration-idUSKCN1QB2DS2019-02-23
Hassan also searched the internet for where members of Congress live and which public figures had security details prosecutors said NeutralGREENBELT Md http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-maryland-arrest/u-s-coast-guard-officer-accused-of-terror-plot-could-face-more-charges-idUSKCN1QA2QF2019-02-22
Lopez Obradors leftist National Regeneration Movement opted to modify the legislation a constitutional change requiring a twothirds majority in Congress NeutralMEXICO CITY Mexicos Senate on Thursday approved President Andres Manuel Lopez Obradors plan to create a new national guard a central plank of the governments strategy to subdue gang violence that has claimed tens of thousands of lives over the past decade http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mexico-politics-military/mexicos-national-guard-wont-be-military-led-in-government-step-down-idUSKCN1QA31C2019-02-22
Members of Buharis All Progressives Congress party and those of Atikus PDP have accused each other of being behind the delay and colluding with the electoral commission NegativeABUJA President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday urged Nigerians to go out and promising that there would be adequate security for Saturdays postponed election that pits him in a tight race with businessman Atiku Abubakar http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-election/nigerias-buhari-promises-security-for-delayed-presidential-election-idUSKCN1QB0KN2019-02-22
She pointed to a bill she has introduced in Congress that would provide help to minorities in making a down payment on a home PositiveWASHINGTON U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren who is running for the Democratic presidential nomination supports the federal government issuing reparations to black Americans who were economically affected by slavery she said on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-election-warren/senator-elizabeth-warren-backs-reparations-for-black-americans-idUSKCN1QA2WF2019-02-22
Cohen is beneath the dignity of Congress PositiveWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trumps former personal lawyer Michael Cohen will testify before the Senate Intelligence Committee on Tuesday in one of three appearances before U.S. lawmakers next week ahead of reporting to prison in May http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-russia-cohen/trumps-ex-lawyer-to-talk-to-senate-intel-panel-on-tuesday-sources-idUSKCN1QA2172019-02-22
A state probe into the election for the 9th Congressional District has uncovered the fraudulent scheme by a consultant working for the campaign of candidate Mark Harris NegativeThe son of the Republican candidate in a disputed congressional race in North Carolina said on Wednesday he warned his father to be suspicious of a political operative now accused of running an illegal ballot operation to sway the November 2018 election http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-election-north-carolina/north-carolina-republicans-son-says-warned-father-about-operatives-past-idUSKCN1Q91R72019-02-21
Trump declared the national emergency under a 1976 law after Congress declined to give him the NegativeWASHINGTON President Donald Trump expressed confidence on Tuesday that he would prevail against a lawsuit filed by 16 U.S. states seeking to block his declaration of a national emergency to fund a wall along the U.S. border with Mexico http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-challenge/trump-confident-he-will-prevail-against-lawsuits-over-emergency-declaration-idUSKCN1Q82VP2019-02-21
BRASILIA Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro delivered his proposed pension overhaul to Congress on Wednesday a plan to save over 1 trillion reais in a decade which raised doubts about whether lawmakers would pass a package of that scale NeutralBRASILIA Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro delivered his proposed pension overhaul to Congress on Wednesday a plan to save over 1 trillion reais in a decade which raised doubts about whether lawmakers would pass a package of that scale http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-politics-pensions/brazil-president-seeks-270-billion-pension-savings-congress-has-doubts-idUSKCN1Q92VG2019-02-21
BRASILIA Brazils lower chamber handed rightwing President Jair Bolsonaro his first defeat in Congress on Tuesday the day before his government presents its most important legislative proposal to rein in a gaping budget deficit and spur growth NegativeBRASILIA Brazils lower chamber handed rightwing President Jair Bolsonaro his first defeat in Congress on Tuesday the day before his government presents its most important legislative proposal to rein in