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Trump says former lawyer Cohen's testimony was 'totally false': AP

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Tuesday that his former attorney Michael Cohen was lying when he testified Trump had directed him to break the law, the Associated Press reported. Learn More


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'Treason' remark stirs hotly contested Senate race in Arizona

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican Congresswoman Martha McSally accused her opponent in the hotly contested U.S. Senate race in Arizona, Democratic U.S. Representative Kyrsten Sinema, of "being OK with treason" as the two faced off in their only debate. More »


Trump says Cipollone will serve as next White House counsel: AP interview

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Tuesday that Washington lawyer Pat Cipollone will serve as his next White House counsel. More »


Beto O'Rourke faces Ted Cruz in Texas Senate race showdown

(Reuters) - Democratic U.S. Representative Beto O'Rourke faces off against U.S. Senator Ted Cruz in their second debate on Tuesday as recent opinion polls show the Republican incumbent pulling away from his liberal challenger for the Texas seat. More »


Heated U.S. congressional races on pace to break fundraising records

NEW YORK/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - This year's U.S. congressional campaign season is on pace to break fundraising records, driven in part by unprecedented hauls by at least five candidates from both major parties, according to a Reuters analysis of campaign finance disclosures. More »


Senate will not vote on new North America trade pact in 2018: McConnell

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate's top Republican said on Tuesday that senators will not vote to approve a revised North American trade pact in 2018, leaving the issue to the next Congress. More »


Person claimed ricin was in letter sent to Senator Collins home

(Reuters) - A suspicious letter sent to the Maine home of Republican U.S. Senator Susan Collins had a note saying it contained the deadly poison ricin, the senator's office said on Tuesday, adding any affected areas had been cleared. More »


Trump tells Mattis he is 100 percent behind him after 'Democrat' jab

HO CHI MINH CITY, Vietnam (Reuters) - U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said President Donald Trump has reassured him of his full support after the Republican president described his Pentagon chief as "sort of a Democrat" who could leave the administration. More »


Ex-Senate staffer pleads guilty to lying about contact with reporters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - James Wolfe, a former senior staffer on the U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee, pleaded guilty to a charge that he lied to the FBI about contacts with reporters, the Justice Department said on Monday. More »


Judge dismisses Stormy Daniels defamation lawsuit against Trump

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. judge on Monday dismissed adult film actress Stormy Daniels's defamation lawsuit against President Donald Trump and ordered her to pay his attorney's fees, saying a tweet the president had written referring to her was protected by free-speech laws. More »


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