White House spokesman Josh Earnest, on Tuesday, chided Republicans for failing to push forward with the president’s request for funding to combat the Zika virus and address an urgent public health crisis. “They need that money right now,” Earnest told reporters at a daily briefing, referring to U.S. agencies that he said are on the […]
Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton on Tuesday laid out a technology and innovation agenda ranging from connecting every U.S. household to high-speed internet by 2020 to beefing up cyber security and reducing regulatory barriers. A statement issued by her campaign said Clinton strongly supports the Obama administration’s net neutrality rules requiring broadband providers to […]
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump on Tuesday promised to renegotiate international trade deals, withdraw from them if he is not satisfied and use executive power to remedy trade disputes with China if he wins the White House. Trump, speaking at an aluminum scrap metal factory in Monessen, Pennsylvania, said he saw no way to fix […]
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Tuesday said he was optimistic that a Puerto Rico debt relief bill will get enough Democratic support to advance the measure this week. McConnell, a Republican, said the procedural vote on limiting debate on the legislation is expected on Wednesday morning.
Congressional Republicans on Tuesday accused Hillary Clinton’s State Department of failing to protect four Americans killed in a 2012 attack in Libya, in a final report that contained no major new revelations but reignited debate on the U.S. presidential campaign trail. In an 800-page report that Democrats derided as a political vendetta, Republicans said Clinton, […]
Dozens of Italian cities go to the polls in local elections on Sunday, but Rome is more than ever where all eyes will be focused. Rome is where a much bigger game with national repercussions is being played out, in the wake of a major corruption scandal. The personal office of the Mayor of Rome, […]
Senior U.S. Republicans distanced themselves on Sunday from Donald Trump’s comments about a Mexican-American judge, saying they were worried that the tone of his presidential campaign could enrage Latinos, who are a growing U.S. voting bloc. Trump has accused U.S. District Judge Gonzalo Curiel of harboring a bias against him in lawsuits involving fraud allegations […]