U.S. Supreme Court takes up presidential Electoral College dispute

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – As the 2020 race heats up, the Supreme Court agreed on Friday to hear a dispute involving the complex U.S. presidential election system focusing on whether Electoral College electors are free to break their pledges to back the candidate who wins their state’s popular vote, an act that could upend an election. The Supreme Court will take […]

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U.S. will work to determine if ex-ambassdor Yovanovitch was under threat – Pompeo

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. State Department will do everything necessary to determine whether former U.S. ambassador Marie Yovanovitch was under threat in Ukraine, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Friday. Documents released this week indicated Lev Parnas, a Ukraine-born U.S. citizen, helped U.S. President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani investigate U.S. presidential candidate Joe Biden and his […]

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Trump taps lawyer Dershowitz, others for impeachment trial defense

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Former independent counsel Ken Starr and lawyer Alan Dershowitz will join U.S. President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial defense team led by White House counsel Pat Cipollone and Trump attorney Jay Sekulow, Trump’s legal team and a source said on Friday. Trump adviser Pam Bondi and former independent counsel Robert Ray will also be on the team, according […]

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U.S. House sends Trump impeachment charges to Senate for trial

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Democratic-led House of Representatives voted on Wednesday to send two formal charges against President Donald Trump to the Senate, clearing the way for only the third impeachment trial of a U.S. president to begin in earnest next week. Lawmakers voted 228 to 193 to give the Senate, controlled by Trump’s fellow Republicans, the task of putting […]

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Fed's Daly says she expects inflation to reach 2% goal next year

SAN RAMON, Calif., Jan 15 (Reuters) – U.S. inflation, which has fallen short of the Federal Reserve’s 2% goal for years, should reach that benchmark next year, pushed by a tight labor market and rising wages, San Francisco Federal Reserve Bank President Mary Daly said on Wednesday. The Fed’s three rate cuts last year put the U.S. economy on track […]

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