There is a one-in-four chance of a U.S. recession in the next 12 months, a scenario that should keep the Federal Reserve from raising interest rates next month, according to a Reuters poll of economists who now expect only one rate hike this year.
The special master overseeing a U.S. government fund to compensate victims of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks on Friday said future awards will be significantly reduced, typically by at least 50 percent, because the fund is running short of money.
(Reuters) – U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller disclosed for the first time on Friday that his office has evidence of communications between Roger Stone, a longtime adviser to President Donald Trump, and WikiLeaks related to the release of hacked Democratic Party emails.
By Ginger Gibson and Jan Wolfe
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump will almost certainly face legal challenges over his decision to declare a national emergency to get additional funding for a U.S.-Mexico border wall, circumventing the power of Congress to set spending policy.
The state of California and the ACLU have each filed lawsuits against Trump for his national emergency border wall declaration.
Sen. Richard Blumenthal said that the walls are closing in on Trump and the odds are that Sarah Sanders knows something.
The House Judiciary Committee has announced an immediate investigation into Trump's decision to declare a national emergency to get his wall.
MSNBC's John Heilemann put Trump's cheap national emergency stunt in perspective by saying that the real emergency is guns, not the southern border.
By Andrew Chung
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Supreme Court will decide the fate of a fiercely contested plan by President Donald Trump’s administration to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census, agreeing on Friday to an expedited review of a judge’s ruling blocking the plan.
By Andy Sullivan
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A U.S. judge on Friday limited the ability of people involved in the criminal trial of Roger Stone, a former adviser to President Donald Trump, from speaking publicly about the case in a way that may influence the outcome.
White House press secretary Sarah Sanders has been interviewed by the special counsel investigating Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election, CNN reported on Friday.
By Roberta Rampton and Julie Steenhuysen
WASHINGTON/CHICAGO (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump has gained weight over the past year and is now in the obese range, although he remains in “very good health overall,” according to results of an annual presidential physical examination conducted last week.
By Yeganeh Torbati and Kristina Cooke
HOMESTEAD, Fla., SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. (Reuters) – For a growing number of migrant children, this is their first home in America: a sprawling campus dotted with beige buildings, massive white tents and metal trailers, next door to a U.S. Air Force base.
"We will not stand for this abuse of power and will fight back with every legal tool at our disposal," New York's Attorney General Letitia James said in a statement.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The two top Democrats in the U.S. Congress on Friday said President Donald Trump was violating Congress’ constitutionally granted power of the purse by issuing an emergency declaration to obtain funds to build a border wall, and they threatened potential legal action.
CNN's Jim Acosta delivered the facts about what's going on at the border, and Trump melted down and called reality fake news.
NBC's Chuck Todd seized on and called out a new lie that Trump was building that Obama wanted to go to war with North Korea.
Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer released a joint statement Friday morning blasting President Trump for declaring a national emergency, threatening to seek every remedy in the Courts to defend their constitutional authorities.
In an unhinged and rambling White House appearance, Trump said that he is declaring a national emergency to build his wall while also ranting about a variety of other topics.
Trump's threat to go around Congress' constitutional authority isn't going over as planned with conservative pundit Ann Coulter, who busted him for "Trump to scam the stupidest people in his base for two more years."