Farm bill to get second vote in U.S. House in June: Roll Call

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. House of Representatives will vote for a second time on a massive farm bill after the measure was defeated last week, the No. 3 Republican in the chamber said, according to Roll Call newspaper. The vote on the $867 billion bill will be held on June 22, Republican Representative Steve Scalise said, Roll Call reported. Prior to the farm bill vote, the House will consider a conservative immigration bill sponsored…

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Trump willing to walk away from North Korea summit: Pence

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump is willing to walk away from an unprecedented summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un scheduled for next month, U.S. Vice President Mike Pence said on Monday, after North Korea called into question the meeting last week. U.S. President Donald Trump is watched by Vice President Mike Pence as they take part in the swearing-in ceremony for the Central Intelligence Agency’s first female director, Gina Haspel, at…

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Prodded by Trump, FBI to look into complaint about its 2016 tactics

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Justice Department agreed on Monday to investigate “any irregularities” in FBI tactics related to President Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign after Trump questioned whether an FBI informant had been planted into his political organization. Trump suggested on Friday that the FBI might have planted or recruited an informant in his presidential campaign for political purposes, citing unidentified reports that at least one FBI representative was “implanted.” The agreement came during a meeting…

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Senator Corker turns down Trump’s offer to be ambassador to Australia

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump offered Senator Bob Corker the chance to be the U.S. ambassador to Australia, but the Republican lawmaker, currently chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, said on Monday he turned the position down. U.S. Senator Bob Corker (R-TN) speaks at the Milken Institute’s 21st Global Conference in Beverly Hills, California, U.S. April 30, 2018. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson “At the end of the day, I just felt like it wasn’t…

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Senator Corker says turned down position as Australia envoy

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump offered Senator Bob Corker the chance to be the U.S. ambassador to Australia, but the Republican lawmaker, currently chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, said on Monday he turned the position down. U.S. Senator Bob Corker (R-TN) speaks at the Milken Institute’s 21st Global Conference in Beverly Hills, California, U.S. April 30, 2018. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson “At the end of the day, I just felt like it wasn’t…

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Senate panel delays vote to approve auto safety chief

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Senate Commerce Committee on Monday delayed a vote on the Trump administration’s nominee to be the top auto safety regulator in the face of opposition among Democrats over planned changes to vehicle emissions rules. Heidi King, who has been deputy chief of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) since September, was set to be voted on on Tuesday, but her nomination was pulled from the calendar late Monday because…

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Under pressure from Trump, FBI and Justice agree to expanded Russia probe

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Justice Department on Monday agreed to expand its investigation into alleged Russia collusion in the 2016 election to include “any irregularities” in FBI tactics involving Trump’s presidential campaign, a White House spokeswoman said. Trump suggested on Friday that the FBI might have planted or recruited an informant in his presidential campaign for political purposes, citing unidentified reports that at least one FBI representative was “implanted.” he agreement came during a…

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Trump signs congressional resolution overturning auto lending rule

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump signed into a law a congressional resolution overhauling a rule issued by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) that aimed to bar discrimination in auto lending, the White House said on Monday. FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump gestures as he delivers remarks during the Prison Reform Summit at the White House in Washington, DC, U.S., May 18, 2018. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque/File Photo The joint resolution, which was passed…

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Trump to meet FBI, Justice officials over campaign spying concerns

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump will meet on Monday with Justice Department and intelligence officials to discuss his order to look into whether his 2016 presidential campaign was infiltrated or surveilled under the Obama administration, a White House official told Reuters. Trump had a 3 p.m. EDT (1900 GMT) meeting scheduled with Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, Federal Bureau of Investigation Director Christopher Wray and Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats, the official…

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Trump to meet officials over his concern campaign was spied on

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump will meet on Monday with Justice Department and intelligence officials to discuss his order to look into whether his 2016 presidential campaign was infiltrated or surveilled under the Obama administration, a White House official told Reuters. Trump will meet at 3 p.m. (1900 GMT) with Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, FBI Director Christopher Wray and Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats, the official said. On Friday, Trump suggested…

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