Politics

Trump to name Richard Grenell to be acting Director of National Intelligence: New York Times

U.S. President Donald Trump is expected to name U.S. ambassador to Germany Richard Grenell to be acting Director of National Intelligence, the New York Times reported on Wednesday, citing two people familiar with the matter.

Politics

Explainer: Who is Roger Stone and why does he face prison?

A federal judge on Thursday is scheduled to sentence Roger Stone, a long-time adviser to U.S. President Donald Trump, in a criminal case that has roiled the Justice Department and drawn the Republican president’s ire.

Politics

Long-time Trump adviser Stone to be sentenced by judge he antagonized

Since his January 2019 arrest, President Donald Trump’s longtime adviser Roger Stone has repeatedly tested the patience of the federal judge who presided over his trial. On Thursday, that judge will tell the self-described “dirty trickster” how long he will serve in prison.

Politics

Bloomberg’s transaction tax sets stage for clash with Wall Street clients

Presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg’s decision to back a tax on trades marks a blow for Wall Street lobbyists which had seen the moderate Democrat as a potential ally, said analysts and lobbyists.

Politics

Democratic presidential candidate Warren gets super PAC help despite past opposition

Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren will get help in the final days before Nevada’s caucuses from a super PAC, despite her outspoken opposition to such fundraising efforts.

Politics

Key Pentagon official to resign at Trump’s request amid Huawei trade spat

A key Pentagon official said on Wednesday he would leave his post at President Donald Trump’s request, according to a copy of his resignation letter seen by Reuters, after a battle between government agencies over a bid to crack down on exports to China’s Huawei Technologies Co Ltd.

Politics

Former Democratic presidential hopeful Yang joins CNN as commentator

Former Democratic presidential contender Andrew Yang is joining CNN as a political commentator, the cable network said on Wednesday.

Politics

U.S. Attorney General Barr considers quitting over Trump tweets: source

U.S. Attorney General William Barr is considering resigning over President Donald Trump’s tweets about Justice Department investigations, a source familiar with the situation told Reuters, while the department said he was not leaving.

Politics

Exclusive: Ahead of 2020 election, a ‘Blue Wave’ is rising in the cities, polling analysis shows

As Republican President Donald Trump seeks a second term in November, Americans’ interest in voting is growing faster in large cities dominated by Democrats than in conservative rural areas, according to an analysis of Reuters/Ipsos national opinion polls.

Politics

Bloomberg to make his debut on Democratic presidential debate stage in Nevada

Michael Bloomberg will make a high-risk debut on the Democratic debate stage in Nevada on Wednesday, joining five presidential rivals who have been eagerly awaiting their chance to confront the free-spending and fast-rising billionaire.

Politics

Attorney General Barr considering quitting over Trump tweets: source

U.S. Attorney General William Barr is considering resigning over President Donald Trump’s tweets about Justice Department investigations, a source familiar with the situation told Reuters on Tuesday.

Politics

Attorney General Barr considering quitting over Trump tweets: Wash Post

U.S. Attorney General William Barr is considering resigning over President Donald Trump’s tweets about Justice Department investigations, the Washington Post reported on Tuesday.

Politics

Trump aims to be distraction for Democrats on Western U.S. swing

President Donald Trump began a four-day Western swing on Tuesday with a fundraiser in Los Angeles, the first stop on a trip aimed at making himself a distraction as Democratic presidential candidates focus on the Nevada caucuses.

Politics

Bloomberg to sell his company if elected president: campaign

Democratic presidential contender Michael Bloomberg will sell Bloomberg LP, the financial information company that made him a billionaire, if he is elected to the White House in November, his campaign confirmed on Tuesday.

Politics

Bloomberg moves into second behind Sanders among Democrats, Biden third: Reuters/Ipsos poll

Michael Bloomberg, a late entry into the Democratic presidential race, has moved into second place ahead of onetime front-runner Joe Biden, according to a Reuters/Ipsos national poll released on Tuesday that showed Bernie Sanders widening his lead over the field.

Politics

Stone sentencing to go ahead amid pardon speculation

Roger Stone, a longtime friend of President Donald Trump, on Tuesday lost his bid to delay his sentencing amid speculation that Trump might pardon him.

Politics

Presidential hopeful Bloomberg proposes new taxes, protections to rein in Wall Street

U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg on Tuesday outlined a sweeping financial services policy proposal to rein in Wall Street trading, boost consumer protections, increase Americans’ access to banking services and crack down on financial crime.

Politics

Trump says he knows identity of author known as ‘Anonymous’

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Tuesday that he knew the identity of an anonymous Trump administration official who wrote an essay for the New York Times and later a book about efforts from within to thwart parts of the president’s agenda to protect the country from his worst impulses.

Politics

Trump stands by attorney general who accused him of making job ‘impossible’

President Donald Trump on Tuesday said he has total confidence in U.S. Attorney General William Barr, who last week said in an interview that Trump’s tweeting habit had made it impossible for him to do his job.

Politics

Factbox: Bloomberg’s plan to rein in Wall Street borrows from Warren’s playbook

On Tuesday, U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg unveiled a sweeping, left-leaning financial services agenda.

Politics

North Carolina court blocks voter ID law as discriminatory

A North Carolina appeals court on Tuesday blocked the state’s voter identification law from going into effect, finding it was a discriminatory attempt to suppress the black vote, in a victory for Democrats and voting rights advocates.

Politics

Trump adviser Roger Stone loses bid to delay sentencing hearing

Roger Stone, a longtime friend of President Donald Trump, lost his bid to delay his sentencing, a federal judge said on Tuesday.

Politics

U.S. judge keeps Roger Stone sentencing for Thursday

A federal judge on Tuesday said she would stick to the sentencing schedule this week for Roger Stone, a longtime friend of President Donald Trump.

Politics

U.S. Democratic presidential hopeful Bloomberg unveils plan to rein in Wall Street

U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg on Tuesday outlined a sweeping financial services policy proposal to rein in Wall Street trading, boost consumer protections, increase Americans’ access to banking services, and crack down on financial crime.

Politics

U.S. judge keeps Stone sentencing for Thursday

A federal judge on Tuesday said on Tuesday she would stick to the sentencing schedule this week for Roger Stone, a longtime friend of President Donald Trump.