Catalan leader to lose all powers once Senate approves direct rule

MADRID (Reuters) - Regional leader of Catalonia Carles Puigdemont will lose all powers and will stop receiving a salary once the Senate approves article 155 which imposes direct central government rule on the region, the Deputy Prime Minister said on Mond


Utah newspaper urges Romney to run for Senate, calls him 'savior for Republicans'

Growing calls for former presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s Senate run in Utah to replace veteran lawmaker Sen. Orrin Hatch, with one newspaper branding him “a savior for Republicans exhausted by President Trump.”


Schumer says Senate votes are there for health care deal

All 48 Democrats in the Senate would vote in favor of the bipartisan health care proposal to calm the health insurance markets, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said on Sunday.


Trump Urges House Republicans to Move Quickly on the Budget and on Tax Cuts

Trump's plans would slash the corporate tax rate to 20 percent


McCain slams Americans who dodged Vietnam draft with 'bone spur'

Sen. John McCain appeared to take a swipe at President Trump in an interview that aired Sunday when he called out the “highest income” Americans at the time who found a doctor to say they had a “bone spur” so they could avoid the V


Sanders keeps 'em guessing: Bernie to seek Senate reelection as independent, amid 2020 talk

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders said Sunday he’ll run as an independent for reelection next year, as he made his second visit in less than two months to the first-in-the-nation presidential primary state of neighboring New Hampshire — leaving


White House slams Democratic Sen. Sherrod Brown's 'outrageous' dig at Stephen Miller

The White House on Sunday slammed what it called “outrageous and slanderous” comments from Democratic Sen. Sherrod Brown, who had proclaimed earlier in the day that White House senior policy adviser Stephen Miller “seems to be” a w


Trump warns of midterm election trouble if House Republicans fail to move tax reform forward

President Donald Trump on Sunday called on House Republicans to quickly pass a budget bill in the push for significant tax cuts, or face issues in the 2018 midterm elections if they fail.

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Antiques Roadshow: Fiona Bruce gobsmacked by a BRICK ‘Oh my goodness’

FIONA BRUCE was left “thrilled” to see a brick on tonight’s episode of Antiques Roadshow.


McConnell: Trump 'getting a lot more done than he's giving everybody credit for'

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said on CNN's "State of the Union" Sunday that President Donald Trump is "getting a lot more done" than his criticism of the slow-moving Senate would suggest.


Mulvaney: GOP House to adopt Senate budget plan, speed tax reform nearly two weeks

White House budget Director Mick Mulvaney said Sunday he expects the House to adopt the Senate’s recently passed budget plan -- a significant and time-saving effort toward fulfilling President Trump’s mandate for the GOP-led Congress to pass


Senate investigators spoke with Russians present at Trump Tower meeting with Trump Jr.

Senate intelligence committee investigators have spoken with several Russians who attended a June 2016 Trump Tower meeting with Donald Trump Jr., a sign that the matter remains a significant focus for lawmakers looking into potential coordination between


White House holds briefing after Senate passes budget plan -- live blog

White House press secretary Sarah Sanders held a briefing Friday after the Senate passed a $4 trillion budget plan late Thursday.


Official candidate seen ahead in Buenos Aires Senate race: poll

BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - Argentina's ruling party candidate for Senate in the key province of Buenos Aires is 4.8 percentage points ahead of the opposition candidate, according to a poll by consultancy Management & Fit sent exclusively to Reuters on Frid


Senate panel postpones hearing with Trump lawyer Cohen in Russia probe

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Senate Intelligence Committee investigating U.S. allegations of Russian interference in the 2016 election said on Friday it had postponed a public hearing with Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump's lawyer, and it would be resc


Republicans could now unexpectedly try to 'steamroll' Trump's massive tax plan through Congress

With the Senate budget passage, Republicans and Trump are setting up a mad dash to get their massive tax reform package through Congress as quickly as...


Senate Republicans don’t trust Trump’s health care statements anymore

Because Trump has flip-flopped so many times on health care reform, his current opposition doesn't mean much

United States

Trump pledges passage of tax cuts after Senate approves budget

U.S. President Donald Trump signaled optimism for the passage of Republicans' sweeping tax cut plan.


Futures up after Senate clears a hurdle to tax cuts

(Reuters) - U.S. stock index futures edged higher on Friday after the Senate cleared a budget blueprint, taking the Trump administration a step closer to fulfilling its promise of lowering taxes to stimulate growth.


Trump hails budget vote as paving way for 'biggest tax cuts in US history'

51-49 vote sets stage for debate later this year to dramatically overhaul America's tax code


Senate Passes Budget Blueprint Key To Trump Tax Effort

The measure would add up to $1.5 trillion to the federal deficit over the next decade to pay for proposed tax cuts.


The Senate Has Passed the GOP’s $4 Trillion Budget Blueprint

The move is a major step forward for President Donald Trump's ambitious promise of "massive tax cuts and reform"


Senate passes budget framework for tax reform

Senate Republicans narrowly passed their $4 trillion budget plan Thursday, taking their first big step toward a tax reform package promised by President Donald Trump.


DEMOCRATS SLAM SENATE BUDGET: 'It will go down in history as one of the worst budgets Congress has ever passed'

Chuck Schumer and other Democratic senators slammed the GOP led Senate budget resolution, which paves the way for Trump's tax plan.


Senate passes a budget, moving the GOP closer to tax reform

Senators will now have to reconcile their budget resolution with a starkly different one passed by the House.


The Senate passes its budget, clearing a huge hurdle for Trump's tax plan

The Senate passed its 2018 budget resolution, opening the door to what President Donald Trump called "massive tax cuts."

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