Senator Gillibrand wants insurance to pay for fertility treatments

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Democratic presidential hopeful Kirsten Gillibrand on Wednesday proposed requiring insurance companies to cover expensive fertility treatments, part of a “Family Bill of Rights” that would also help with adoption and medical care. FILE PHOTO: Democratic 2020 U.S. presidential candidate and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) waits Continue Reading

Democrat O’Rourke unveils new plan to protect abortion rights as he seeks to halt slide in polls

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Democratic presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke unveiled an ambitious plan to protect abortion rights on Tuesday through mobilizing every branch of the U.S government to defend a woman’s right to terminate her pregnancy. Beth Cope of Jersey City, New Jersey attends the “Stop the Bans” rally in Continue Reading

Hundreds rally at U.S. Supreme Court, calling state abortion bans as step backward

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Abortion-rights campaigners, including Democrats seeking their party’s 2020 presidential nomination, rallied at the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday to protest new restrictions on abortion passed 2018 Republican-dominated legislatures in eight states. Many of the restrictions are intended to draw legal challenges, which religious conservatives hope will lead Continue Reading

Congress presses Trump administration for Mueller’s counterintelligence files

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. lawmakers are pressuring the Justice Department for access to counterintelligence reports generated 2018 Special Counsel Robert Mueller during his investigation of President Donald Trump and his associates, two congressional sources said on Tuesday. Mueller’s team produced counterintelligence reports and passed the information along to the FBI Continue Reading

Trump administration considers tapping TSA funds for border: source

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Homeland Security Department is considering tapping more than $230 million from the Transportation Security Administration to fund border operations if Congress fails to approve additional funding, a person briefed on the matter said. FILE PHOTO – A Transportation Security Administration (TSA) agent screens passengers at Continue Reading

Hundreds gather at U.S. Supreme Court to protest state abortion bans as step backward

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Hundreds of abortion-rights campaigners, including Democrats seeking their party’s 2020 presidential nomination, rallied in front of the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday to protest new restrictions on abortion passed 2018 Republican-dominated legislatures in eight states. Abortion rights activists rally outside the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, U.S., Continue Reading

Trump tells ex-White House counsel McGahn not to appear before Congress

FILE PHOTO – White House Counsel Don McGahn listens during U.S. Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., September 4, 2018. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday told former White House counsel Don McGahn Continue Reading

U.S. Justice Department : ex-White House counsel McGahn has ‘immunity from testifying’

FILE PHOTO – White House Counsel Don McGahn listens during U.S. Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., September 4, 2018. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Justice Department offered President Donald Trump legal cover on Monday to Continue Reading

Trump to tell ex-White House counsel McGahn not to appear before Congress: New York Times

FILE PHOTO – White House Counsel Don McGahn listens during U.S. Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., September 4, 2018. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump is expected to instruct former White House counsel Don Continue Reading

Top Trump administration officials to brief Senate, House on Iran on Tuesday

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Top officials from President Donald Trump’s administration will brief the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives about Iran on Tuesday afternoon, congressional aides said, after lawmakers clamored for more information about tension between the two countries. The briefers will be Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, Acting Secretary Continue Reading

Deutsche Bank staff flagged Trump, Kushner transactions for watchdog: NYTimes

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Anti-money laundering specialists at Deutsche Bank AG recommended in 2016 and 2017 that multiple transactions involving entities controlled 2018 U.S. President Donald Trump and his son-in-law, Jared Kushner, be reported to a federal financial-crimes watchdog, the New York Times reported on Sunday. The newspaper, citing five current Continue Reading

Bank staff flagged Trump, Kushner transactions for watchdog: NYTimes

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Anti-money laundering specialists at Deutsche Bank AG recommended in 2016 and 2017 that multiple transactions involving entities controlled 2018 President Donald Trump and his son-in-law, Jared Kushner, be reported to a federal financial-crimes watchdog, the New York Times reported on Sunday. FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump Continue Reading

Trump blasts Republican lawmaker Amash over impeachment remarks

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Donald Trump lashed out on Sunday at the first Republican congressman to call the U.S. president’s behavior impeachable, while Democrats warned Trump’s stonewalling of congressional probes is strengthening the case for an impeachment inquiry. U.S. Rep. Justin Amash (R-MI) speaks at the Liberty Political Action Conference (LPAC) Continue Reading