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January 14, 2019 7:02 PM U.S. farmers seek answers on trade from Trump

NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) - Thousands of U.S. farmers waited to hear President Donald Trump speak in Louisiana on Monday, hoping for an update on a White House trade war with China that has left them struggling. Farmers gathered in New Orleans at the American Farm Bureau Federation annual convention, an event Trump was due to attend for a second year in a row even as a partial 104

January 12, 2019 11:36 PM More than $20 Million Crowdsourced For Border Wall Will Be Refunded

GoFundMe says it is refunding more than $20 million in donations raised by veteran Brian Kolfage to build a wall along the border between the U.S. and Mexico. The website offered the refunds after Kolfage said the donations would go towards a non-profit he created to build the wall, rather than to the U.S. government, as he originally promised. Kolfage 98

January 11, 2019 8:57 PM Trump says not in a rush to declare emergency in border wall fight

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump said on Friday he would not declare a national emergency for now as a way of securing funds for a border wall and ending a partial government shutdown, adding that he would rather see the U.S. Congress act. “We want Congress to do its job,” Trump said during a White House event on border security, adding 87

January 10, 2019 10:22 PM Republican Senator Graham: Trump should use emergency powers to fund wall

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican Senator Lindsey Graham said on Thursday that President Donald Trump should declare a national emergency and bypass Congress to fund a wall on the U.S. border with Mexico. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s “refusal to negotiate on funding for a border wall/barrier - even if the government were to be reopened - virtually ends the congressional 82

January 6, 2019 3:19 AM Cher tweets support of Ocasio-Cortez dancing

The famed singer took to Twitter early Saturday in support of the new lawmaker, saying “Know The Feeling @AOC. SOMETIMES JUST GOT— --TA DANCE.” The tweet came after a clip surfaced earlier this week that showed Ocasio-Cortez dancing while she was a college student, similarly in style to the "Breakfast Club," according to Page Six. The clip reportedly 144

January 5, 2019 5:51 PM Venezuela's congress names new leader, vows to battle Maduro

Incoming parliamentary president Juan Guaido, left, takes a selfie photo with his wife Fabiana Rosales and his daughter Miranda Guaido upon his arrival to swears in the new board of the National Assembly in Caracas, Venezuela, Saturday, Jan. 5, 2019. Venezuela's opposition-controlled congress holds its first session of the year under new leadership of Juan Guaido 72

January 4, 2019 1:28 AM House Speaker Pelosi invites Trump to deliver State of Union address on January 29

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Thursday sent a letter to President Donald Trump inviting him to deliver the State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress on Jan. 29. Pelosi, a Democrat, sent the letter to the Republican president hours after being elected speaker of the House as the U.S. government 74

December 29, 2018 3:09 PM Brazil's president-elect plans decree allowing wider gun ownership

SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Brazil’s far-right President-elect Jair Bolsonaro said on Saturday he plans to issue a decree allowing all Brazilians without criminal records to own firearms, welcome news to many core supporters who want him to loosen Brazil’s strict gun laws. Throughout his campaign, Bolsonaro had pledged to dismantle Brazil’s current gun legislation 73

December 27, 2018 4:30 PM Trump administration puts stop to new flood insurance policies

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Trump administration has decided it cannot authorize new flood insurance policies, citing the partial shutdown of the federal government due to a budget impasse in Congress and potentially putting thousands of home sales in limbo. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), which oversees a federal program that insures 107

December 22, 2018 7:42 PM White House expects $5 billion allocated for border security and barriers, official says

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump’s White House wants to see $5 billion for border security and the construction of physical barriers in any stop-gap government funding bill passed by Congress, a senior administration official said on Saturday. “We continue to articulate what our expectations are for Congress, which is $5 billion for border 122