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Senior US senators want Congress to authorize strikes against Houthis

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Two senior U.S. Democratic senators said on Tuesday they believe that President Joe Biden should seek congressional authorization for the military action against Houthi targets in Yemen, with one lawmaker saying such legislation was being worked on. “The Constitution requires Congress to authorize acts of war. … We swore an oath to …

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Exclusive-Extremism is US voters’ greatest worry, Reuters/Ipsos poll finds

By Jason Lange WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Worries about political extremism or threats to democracy have emerged as a top concern for U.S. voters and an issue where President Joe Biden has a slight advantage over Donald Trump ahead of the November election, a new Reuters/Ipsos poll showed. Some 21% of respondents in the three-day poll, …

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Trump seeks to block Stormy Daniels, Michael Cohen testimony at hush money trial

By Luc Cohen NEW YORK (Reuters) – Donald Trump is seeking to block porn star Stormy Daniels and his former lawyer Michael Cohen from testifying at the former U.S. president’s upcoming criminal trial on charges stemming from hush money paid to Daniels before the 2016 election. The case is the first of four indictments Trump …

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Inside the Democratic rebellion against Biden over the Gaza war

By Andrea Shalal, Nandita Bose and Kat Stafford DEARBORN, Michigan – The depth of Democratic Party anger over President Joe Biden’s handling of the Gaza war has caught his campaign off guard and could depress support in November’s election, according to Reuters interviews with more than a dozen senior party and campaign officials and five …

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Exclusive-Biden aide Gamble, behind US EV, manufacturing push, to exit

By Trevor Hunnicutt WASHINGTON (Reuters) – One of the architects of U.S. President Joe Biden’s economic policy, Joelle Gamble, plans to leave the White House in the coming days, according to people familiar with the matter. Gamble, the White House National Economic Council (NEC) deputy director, was a leader on the administration’s industrial policy changes, …

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Factbox-Key dates on Trump’s overlapping legal and political calendars

(Reuters) -Former President Donald Trump faces a crowded calendar this year as he seeks the Republican nomination in the U.S. election while defending himself in four criminal trials. Here are key dates in Trump’s legal and political schedule:   FEB. 27 Michigan holds its Republican presidential primary.  Trump has won the first five nominating contests in …

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Nikki Haley makes her case to a Republican Party that no longer exists

By Gram Slattery GREER, South Carolina (Reuters) – Nikki Haley is pledging on the campaign trail to stand up to Russian aggression in eastern Europe, reform social security, keep trade barriers low and slash the deficit if she pulls off an upset win in the Republican presidential nominating contest. She persists despite repeated public opinion …

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Factbox-Who are the candidates running in the 2024 US presidential election?

(Reuters) -Republican former President Donald Trump and former U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley are competing to be their party’s presidential nominee for the 2024 general election, while President Joe Biden is effectively the Democratic Party’s nominee. Several third-party hopefuls are also running. Here is a list of the candidates. DONALD TRUMP Trump has leveraged his civil …

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Ukraine supporters lay path to try to force US House vote on aid bill

By Patricia Zengerle WASHINGTON (Reuters) -U.S. House of Representatives Democrats have begun laying the groundwork for a potential bid to sidestep Republican Speaker Mike Johnson and force a vote on a $95 billion security assistance package for Ukraine, Israel and Taiwan, House aides said on Friday. Representative Jim McGovern, the top Democrat on the House …

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U.S. Senate leader Schumer, in Ukraine, urges House speaker to help pass aid bill

(Reuters) – After meeting Ukraine’s president, U.S. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer on Friday urged the House of Representatives speaker to “do the right thing” and help pass a stalled bill that would fund aid to Kyiv in its war against Russia. Schumer was part of a delegation of five Democratic senators that held talks …

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