- Trump asked China to help him win in 2020, offered 'favors to dictators,' Bolton says
In a withering behind-the-scenes portrayal, President Donald Trump's former national security adviser John Bolton accused him of sweeping misdeeds that included explicitly seeking Chinese President Xi Jinping's help to win re-election.
- In Tulsa, fears that Trump rally may worsen racial unrest, spread of coronavirus
When President Donald Trump takes the stage at his first rally in three months on Saturday night, the scene in Tulsa, Oklahoma, will be familiar: a large venue filled with ardent supporters wearing "Keep America Great? hats and T-shirts.
- Atlanta prosecutors hope to persuade jury to second-guess officer who shot Brooks
Prosecutors seeking to convict Atlanta police officer Garrett Rolfe for murder in the shooting death of Rayshard Brooks must try to persuade jurors to do something they rarely do - second guess split-second police decisions.
- U.S. Senate overwhelmingly passes major conservation bill
The U.S. Senate on Wednesday passed a major conservation bill that would permanently direct $900 million a year to a long-standing federal program aimed at acquiring and protecting public lands.
- Factbox: All the president's countries featured so far in ex-Trump adviser's book
China was not the only country mentioned in a litany of allegations that former national security adviser John Bolton makes about U.S. President Donald Trump in excerpts https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-bolton-book/trump-asked-china-to-help-him-win-in-2020-offered-favors-to-dictators-bolton-says-idUSKBN23O3B7 published on Wednesday of his book, "The Room Where It Happened: A White House Memoir."
- Biden says Trump is 'surrendering' to coronavirus, putting lives at risk
Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden on Wednesday accused President Donald Trump of "surrendering" to the coronavirus pandemic and failing to stay prepared for a resurgence that could put a U.S. economic recovery at risk.
- Trump administration proposes rolling back protections for big tech
The U.S. Justice Department proposed on Wednesday that Congress take up legislation to curb protections big tech platforms like Alphabet's Google and Facebook have had for decades, a senior official said, following through on President Donald Trump's bid to crack down on tech giants.
- Republican Sen. Scott unveils police reforms, Democrats push for broader changes
U.S. Senate Republicans unveiled a law enforcement reform bill on Wednesday as a rival to more sweeping Democratic legislation, as Congress sought to curb racial discrimination and police abuses three weeks after the death of George Floyd.
- Factbox: What's the difference between three U.S. plans for police reform
President Donald Trump has signed an executive order to address police misconduct following the killing of an African American man, George Floyd, in police custody.
- House panel debating $494 billion infrastructure measure
A U.S. House of Representatives panel is debating on Wednesday a Democratic plan to boost infrastructure spending that aims to fix crumbling roads and highways and reduce carbon pollution.
- Biden opens 13-point advantage as Trump popularity drops to seven-month low: Reuters/Ipsos poll
Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden has opened up a 13-point lead over President Donald Trump - the widest margin this year - according to the latest Reuters/Ipsos poll as Americans grow more critical of Trump over the coronavirus pandemic and protests against police brutality.
- Iowa governor pledges to restore voting rights to some felons
Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds has committed to restoring voting rights to those with past felony convictions, according to a Radio Iowa report, potentially expanding the electorate in a state that could be competitive in the Nov. 3 presidential election.
- Republicans launch another pro-Biden Super PAC to help defeat Trump
Republicans who worked for U.S. Presidents Donald Trump and George W. Bush have formed a Super PAC to support Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden in November, the latest group launched by members of Trump's own party who will work to see him defeated.
- Trump supports Senate Republicans' policing bill: White House
U.S. President Donald Trump fully backs Senate Republicans' police reform bill unveiled earlier on Wednesday, White House spokeswoman Kayleigh McEnany told reporters at a briefing.
- U.S. lawmaker says seeking bipartisan legislation on airline mask rules
A U.S. senator said on Wednesday he was hoping for bipartisan support in Congress for mandatory rules on masks for air travel after the head of the Federal Aviation Administration again resisted calls for a mandate.
- Insider-trading investigation against U.S. senator dismissed
The U.S. Senate Ethics Committee has cleared Senator Kelly Loeffler of wrongdoing in connection with stock trades, her office said on Wednesday, after the wealthy Republican - who is in a tough election race - was criticized over share sales during the coronavirus outbreak.
- Facebook closes political ads loophole ahead of U.S. presidential election
Facebook Inc said on Tuesday it would affix labels to political ads shared by users on their own feeds, closing what critics have said for years was a glaring loophole in the company's election transparency measures.
- Pence says campaign looking at other venues for Trump Tulsa rally
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- U.S. sues ex-Trump adviser Bolton to block book publication
The United States on Tuesday sued former national security adviser John Bolton, seeking to block him from publishing a book about his time in the White House that it said contained classified information and would compromise national security.
- Rep. Ilhan Omar's father dies due to coronavirus
Father of Somalia-born U.S. Representative Ilhan Omar died on Monday night of complications from the novel coronavirus.