As more women run for office, U.S. state legislatures are poised to change

By Ginger Gibson WASHINGTON, Aug 15 : As women line up to run for U.S. political office at historic rates, state legislatures – where some of America’s most critical policy decisions get made – could see a slew of new female lawmakers after November’s vote, according to a Reuters analysis of election data. In Michigan, […]

Wisconsin, Minnesota primaries to gauge strength of opposition to Trump

By James Oliphant WASHINGTON, Aug 14 : States such as Wisconsin helped drive Donald Trump’s surprising presidential win two years ago, and Tuesday’s primaries there and in neighboring Minnesota serve as a barometer of opposition strength headed into the November midterm elections. Voters go to the polls in those states for party primaries, and Democrats […]

Star witness to take stand for second day in Manafort trial

By Sarah N. Lynch, Nathan Layne and Karen Freifeld ALEXANDRIA, Va., Aug 7 : Rick Gates, a former business associate to U.S. President Donald Trump’s ex-campaign manager Paul Manafort, will continue to testify against his former boss and is expected to face a tough cross examination on Tuesday. Gates, 46, testified on Monday that he […]

Star U.S. witness Gates testifies he committed crimes with Manafort

By Nathan Layne, Sarah N. Lynch and Karen Freifeld ALEXANDRIA, Va., Aug 7 : Rick Gates, a longtime business associate of U.S. President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman Paul Manafort, on Monday testified at trial that he helped Manafort file false tax returns and did not disclose foreign bank accounts. Gates was expected to be […]

Trial of ex-Trump aide Manafort resumes, main witness awaited

By Nathan Layne, Sarah N. Lynch and Karen Freifeld ALEXANDRIA, Va., Aug 6 : The trial of Paul Manafort, U.S. President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman, resumed on Monday with Manafort’s lawyers facing a major test as they cross-examine an accountant who testified that she helped him prepare fraudulent tax returns. The federal trial jury […]

Trump says his son sought information on Clinton from Russians in 2016

By Doina Chiacu Washington, Aug 5 : US President Donald Trump acknowledged today that his son met with Russians in 2016 at Trump Tower to get information on his election opponent Hillary Clinton, saying it was “totally legal” and “done all the time in politics.” The Republican president had previously said the meeting was about […]