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Trump's border wall money may come at expense of schools for military kids

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Department of Defense is proposing to pay for President Donald Trump's much-debated border wall by shifting funds away from projects that include $1.2 billion for schools, childcare centers and other facilities for military children, according to a list it has provided to lawmakers. Learn More


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Trump says he does not mind if public sees Mueller's Russia probe report

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday he does not mind if the public is allowed to see the report that Special Counsel Robert Mueller is preparing about his investigation of Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election and any possible links to the Trump campaign. More »


McCain's widow, daughter punch back at Trump's Twitter tirade

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The widow and daughter of John McCain on Wednesday criticized President Donald Trump and his online supporters for repeated attacks on the former U.S. senator, Republican presidential nominee and Vietnam War hero who was tortured during five and a half years spent as a prisoner of war. More »


Biden building 2020 White House campaign ahead of expected bid: sources

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Former Vice President Joe Biden has begun building a presidential campaign ahead of an expected announcement next month that he will vie for the Democratic nomination in 2020, sources familiar with his plans said on Wednesday. More »


Trump, in feud with Kellyanne Conway spouse, calls him 'whack job,' 'husband from hell'

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump refused to row back on his feud with White House aide Kellyanne Conway's spouse on Wednesday, calling George Conway a "husband from hell" and prompting Conway to renew his accusation that Trump was mentally unfit for his office. More »


In early campaigning, 2020 Democrats try out tactics for taking on Trump

HEMINGWAY, S.C. (Reuters) - In the most polarized political environment in decades, Democratic voters want to know how their eventual nominee will match up against President Donald Trump in the November 2020 general election. More »


Trump to host Israel's Netanyahu March 25-26: White House

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump will host Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the White House next Monday and Tuesday, the White House said, reaffirming the two leaders' close ties. More »


Mexican president talks trade, migration with Trump adviser Kushner

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador met with U.S. White House adviser Jared Kushner on Tuesday, the Mexican government said, discussing trade and migration. More »


House Democrat says Trump appeared to influence Whitaker in Cohen case

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A leading House Democrat said on Tuesday that President Donald Trump appears to have influenced former acting U.S. Attorney General Matthew Whitaker to raise doubts about the campaign finance case against Trump's former lawyer. More »


Trump gets a U.S. Supreme Court victory on immigration detention

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Supreme Court on Tuesday endorsed the U.S. government's authority to detain immigrants awaiting deportation anytime - potentially even years - after they have completed prison terms for criminal convictions, handing President Donald Trump a victory as he pursues hardline immigration policies. More »


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