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29  mai     04h05
Biden and McCarthy’s bumpy journey to a debt ceiling deal
   WASHINGTON Reuters When Kevin McCarthy was struggling early this year to get enough votes from his own Republicans to become Speaker of the House of Representatives Democratic President Joe Biden called the prolonged saga a national embarrassment then had a little fun I ve got good news for
28  mai     05h06
Explainer-US debt ceiling deal’s winding road to passage in Congress
   WASHINGTON Reuters Democratic President Joe Biden and top congressional Republican Kevin McCarthy struck a deal on Saturday to suspend the federal government s trillion limit on U S government borrowing in order to avert a catastrophic default as soon as June Their challenge isn t
US Representative Chip Roy says ’we’re going to try’ to stop debt ceiling deal
   WASHINGTON Reuters U S Representative Chip Roy of Texas said on Sunday on Twitter that he intended to try to stop the debt ceiling deal in the U S House of Representatives After tough negotiations to reach a tentative deal with the White House on the U S borrowing limit the next challenge
Reaction: Biden, McCarthy debt ceiling deal
   WASHINGTON Reuters U S President Joe Biden and top congressional Republican Kevin McCarthy have reached a tentative deal to raise the federal government s trillion debt ceiling ending a months long stalemate Here are some quotes from the announcement and reactions to the news DEMOCRATIC
US debt ceiling deal keeps non-defense spending roughly flat until FY 2024 - source
   Reuters A deal reached to raise the U S federal government s trillion debt ceiling keeps non defense spending roughly flat for current fiscal year and a source familiar with the negotiations said on Saturday There are no budget caps after in the U S debt deal the source added
27  mai     10h09
Texas House votes to impeach Attorney General Ken Paxton
   LUBBOCK Texas Reuters The Texas House on Saturday voted to impeach Attorney General Ken Paxton a conservative firebrand and ally of former President Donald Trump who has been accused by his fellow Republicans of abuse of office In historic proceedings the member House voted to
Hot labor summer’: Los Angeles unions back Hollywood writers
   LOS ANGELES Reuters Unions representing teachers truck drivers and other workers who will be headed soon to the bargaining table turned out in downtown Los Angeles on Friday to support Hollywood s striking film and television writers The Writers Guild of America WGA began a work stoppage on
28  mai     13h38
McCarthy says US debt ceiling deal popular with House Republicans
   WASHINGTON Reuters U S House Speaker Kevin McCarthy on Sunday said he expects a debt ceiling deal he struck with the White House to attract support from a majority of House Republicans McCarthy told Fox News that more than of House Republicans were very excited about the agreement and that
Biden says final US debt ceiling deal ready to move to Congress for vote
   WASHINGTON Reuters U S President Joe Biden on Sunday finalized a budget agreement with House Speaker Kevin McCarthy to suspend the trillion debt ceiling until Jan and said the deal was ready to move to Congress for a vote This is a deal that s good news for the American
27  mai     11h02
Biden, McCarthy reach tentative US debt ceiling deal
   WASHINGTON Reuters U S President Joe Biden and top congressional Republican Kevin McCarthy reached a tentative deal to suspend the federal government s trillion debt ceiling on Saturday evening ending a months long stalemate However the deal was announced without any celebration in
28  mai     17h14
Story on Texas Senate deliberations on impeached AG Ken Paxton is withdrawn
   Reuters The story saying the Texas Senate on Sunday was set to begin deliberations to permanently remove from office Attorney General Ken Paxton is wrong and withdrawn The secretary of the Senate s office said no time has been set for the impeachment trial There will not be a replacement
26  mai     18h11
North Dakota’s Republican governor set to launch US presidential bid
   This May story has been corrected to remove the incorrect reference to Fargo as the state capital in paragraph Reuters North Dakota Governor Doug Burgum is planning to enter the presidential race joining a growing field of candidates hoping to topple Donald Trump and secure the
Biden sounds hopeful on debt ceiling, Treasury warns of June 5 default
   WASHINGTON Reuters Democratic President Joe Biden and a Republican negotiator said on Friday they were working on a deal to raise the U S government s trillion debt ceiling after the Treasury Department warned that a June default loomed without action The two sides have been negotiating
Texas attorney general lashes out at impeachment against him
   LUBBOCK Texas Reuters Republican Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton lashed out on Friday against his critics trying to impeach him saying that removing him from office would be a gift for President Joe Biden and his Democratic agenda Paxton a conservative firebrand and ally of former
Two more Oath Keepers sentenced to prison over US Capitol attack
   WASHINGTON Reuters Two members of the far right Oath Keepers were sentenced to prison on Friday for their roles in the deadly Jan assault on the U S Capitol by supporters of Donald Trump who tried to overturn his presidential election defeat Kenneth Harrelson and Jessica Watkins were
24  mai     16h58
Factbox-U.S. state abortion legislation to watch in 2023
   Reuters State legislatures are wrestling with how much to restrict or expand abortion access after the U S Supreme Court overturned Roe v Wade last year Here is a snapshot of pending and passed legislation seeking to restrict or protect access in RESTRICTIONSFLORIDA Florida Governor Ron
26  mai     18h08
South Carolina judge temporarily blocks six-week abortion ban
   Reuters A South Carolina judge on Friday temporarily blocked the state s new law that bans most abortions after about six weeks ruling that it should be considered by the state Supreme Court before taking effect State Circuit Judge Clifton Newman granted reproductive rights groups motion to
U.S. Treasury’s Adeyemo sees no ability to ’triage’ payments without debt limit hike
   WASHINGTON Reuters Deputy U S Treasury Secretary Wally Adeyemo said on Friday that the U S government does not have the capability to triage payment priorities if the debt ceiling is not raised adding that invoking the th amendment to issue debt will not solve the government s
25  mai     10h15
Biden, McCarthy appear near two-year deal on US debt ceiling as default looms
   WASHINGTON Reuters U S President Joe Biden and top congressional Republican Kevin McCarthy are closing in on a deal that would raise the government s trillion debt ceiling for two years while capping spending on most items a U S official told Reuters The deal which is not final would
Oath Keepers founder gets 18 years in prison, longest Jan. 6 sentence yet
   WASHINGTON Reuters The founder of the far right militant Oath Keepers Stewart Rhodes was sentenced to years in prison on Thursday for seditious conspiracy the longest sentence imposed to date over the Jan U S Capitol riot that sought to keep Donald Trump in the White House U S District
DeSantis to stump in early voting states after rocky presidential launch
   WASHINGTON Reuters Florida Governor Ron DeSantis fledgling presidential campaign was looking to push forward on Thursday after a troubled online launch event drew mockery from his rivals and renewed doubts about his viability as a national candidate DeSantis plans to barnstorm the early
Biden’s pick as top US commander could be delayed by senator’s blockade
   WASHINGTON Reuters A Republican senator s hold on military nominations will apply to Democratic President Joe Biden s selection of Air Force chief General Charles Q Brown as the country s top military officer who was chosen amid mounting U S concern over security threats from Russia and
Mexican president urges Latino voters to reject DeSantis after campaign launch
   MEXICO CITY Reuters Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador on Thursday urged Latino voters not to back Florida Governor Ron DeSantis in the next U S presidential election accusing the Republican politician of trying to win votes at the expense of migrants DeSantis said Wednesday he
McCarthy says he spoke with Trump about US debt ceiling talks
   WASHINGTON Reuters Republican U S House of Representatives Speaker Kevin McCarthy said on Thursday he spoke briefly with former President Donald Trump about the debt ceiling negotiations in recent days as time runs short for an agreement to avoid default Trump who is seeking a second term in
Senators urge Commerce to prioritize national security in chips funding
   WASHINGTON Reuters Two key U S senators said on Thursday they want the Commerce Department to prioritize national and economic decisions in awarding billion in semiconductor manufacturing subsidies rather than using the funds to aid ailing companies Senate Intelligence Committee chair Mark
Exclusive-Slimmed-down U.S. debt ceiling deal takes shape -sources
   WASHINGTON Reuters U S President Joe Biden and top Republican lawmaker Kevin McCarthy are edging close to a deal on the U S debt ceiling with the parties just billion apart on discretionary spending according to a person familiar with the talks What is likely to emerge will not be a
Ex-Trump advisor Bannon’s trial over border wall scheme set for May 2024
   NEW YORK Reuters Steve Bannon a one time advisor to Donald Trump is set to go on trial on May on criminal charges over a push to fund the former U S president s signature wall along the U S southern border a New York judge said in a court hearing on Thursday New York state
Key US Republican Hern says debt-ceiling deal ’likely’ by tomorrow afternoon
   WASHINGTON Reuters U S Representative Kevin Hern who leads the largest Republican caucus said on Thursday that he believed a deal to raise the nation s debt ceiling deal was likely by Friday afternoon We are inching closer to a deal I think it s some of the finer points they are working
Florida laws targeting LGBT community stoke Pride energy, organizers say
   Reuters Organizers of some LGBT Pride events in Florida are limiting access by minors and increasing security in the face of a slate of new state laws they say unfairly target their community But the organizers say the laws are rekindling a defiant energy they hope will help push back against
23  mai     18h56
Who is Ron DeSantis, 2024 presidential candidate?
   Reuters Florida Governor Ron DeSantis who announced on Wednesday he is seeking the Republican presidential nomination is likely to be former President Donald Trump s top rival due to his budding national profile and fundraising acumen Here are some facts about DeSantis life and political