Trump dumps business, policy councils after CEOs quit in protest

Business Aug 17, 2017

Trump dumps business, policy councils after CEOs quit in protest

U.S. President Donald Trump disbanded two high-profile business advisory councils on Wednesday after corporate CEOs quit in protest over his remarks blaming violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, not only on white nationalists but also on the protesters who opposed them. A parade of prominent Republicans and ...

World / Politics May 10, 2017

U.S. Senate Republican leader opposes new Russia investigation

The U.S. Senate majority leader, Republican Mitch McConnell, said on Wednesday he did not support any additional investigation into whether Russia influenced the 2016 U.S. election, saying as he opened the Senate that it would "impede" probes already under way. But the chamber's Democratic minority ...

McConnell rules out TPP vote before Trump takes office

Business Nov 10, 2016

McConnell rules out TPP vote before Trump takes office

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Wednesday dashed any remaining hopes that President Barack Obama's signature Pacific-Rim trade deal would come up for a vote before President-elect Donald Trump takes office in January. "It's certainly not going to be brought up this year," McConnell ...

World / Politics Aug 12, 2016

Reid says Clinton will back Obama's Supreme Court pick

Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid said on Thursday he believed Hillary Clinton would stick with President Barack Obama's Supreme Court nominee if she won the Nov. 8 presidential election. Some Republican conservatives were concerned that if Democratic presidential candidate Clinton won the White House, she ...