US foreign policy veteran warns Trump would make world less stable

By Patricia Zengerle WASHINGTON, May 13 : Donald Trump’s foreign policy proposals would make the world a less stable place, former Secretary of State James Baker told a US Senate hearing today as the Republican presidential candidate met elsewhere with party congressional leaders. Under questioning from Republican Senator Marco Rubio, a former Trump rival in […]

Gingrich doesn’t rule out Trump VP role

By Steve Holland WASHINGTON, May 12 : Republican veteran Newt Gingrich did not rule out yesterday the possibility that he could be persuaded to serve as presumptive nominee Donald Trump’s vice presidential running mate, but said Trump has plenty of other talent to consider. “I would certainly talk about it,” Gingrich told Fox News Channel’s […]

Republican Trump open to Social Security changes if elected -adviser

By Emily Stephenson WASHINGTON, May 12 : Republican Donald Trump would consider changes to Social Security and Medicare if he is elected US president, a top adviser to the New York businessman said, signaling a shift from Trump’s earlier stance that he would not touch so-called entitlement programs. Policy adviser Sam Clovis said at a […]

Trump draws even with Clinton in national White House poll

By Ginger Gibson and Amanda Becker WASHINGTON, May 12 : Republican Donald Trump pulled even with Democratic rival Hillary Clinton in a Reuters/Ipsos opinion poll released, in a dramatic early sign that the November 8 presidential election might be more hotly contested than first thought. While much can change in the six months until the […]

Trump seeks to clarify remarks about taxes on wealthy Americans

By Doina Chiacu WASHINGTON, May 9 : Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump sought to clarify his remarks on raising taxes on Monday, saying he would not raise taxes on wealthy Americans but in any negotiations with Democrats in Congress, this group would most likely pay a higher rate than the one he has proposed. Trump […]

Trump dips toe into delicate US debt discussion

By Emily Flitter NEW YORK, May 7 : Would Donald Trump really consider not paying portions of the US debt? The prospect riled economists as stories in the New York Times and the conservative website The Blaze cast fresh scrutiny on comments Trump made a day earlier. Responding to a question about the national debt […]