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Donald Trump compares Puerto Rico storm with 'real catastrophe' Katrina, says disaster threw US budget 'out of whack'
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Donald Trump compares Puerto Rico storm with 'real catastrophe' Katrina, says disaster threw US budget 'out of whack'

President Donald Trump shook hands with storm survivors in Puerto Rico and told them to be "proud" the island did not lose more lives to Hurricane Maria

Donald Trump overrules Republicans, cuts deal with Democrats to raise debt ceiling
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Donald Trump overrules Republicans, cuts deal with Democrats to raise debt ceiling

President Donald Trump briskly overruled congressional Republicans to cut a deal with Democrats to keep the government operating and raise America's debt limit.

White House says Trump supports bill on sanctions on Russia, Iran, North Korea despite previous opposition
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White House says Trump supports bill on sanctions on Russia, Iran, North Korea despite previous opposition

The Trump administration opposes the legislation as it requires congressional approval for the president to lift previous sanctions on Russia, according to US media reports.

At G20 summit, Donald Trump alleges Barack Obama sanctioned Russian meddling in elections
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At G20 summit, Donald Trump alleges Barack Obama sanctioned Russian meddling in elections

Ahead of a crucial meeting with Vladimir Putin, president Donald Trump stopped short of condemning Moscow for meddling in the US presidential election

US ethics chief Walter Shaub, who repeatedly clashed with Donald Trump's administration, resigns
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US ethics chief Walter Shaub, who repeatedly clashed with Donald Trump's administration, resigns

The US government ethics chief, who clashed repeatedly with Donald Trump's administration over conflicts of interest, announced he is resigning his post.

Donald Trump releases 2018 budget request: 'Takes a meat cleaver to the middle class,' says Chuck Schumer
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Donald Trump releases 2018 budget request: 'Takes a meat cleaver to the middle class,' says Chuck Schumer

President Donald Trump releases a 2018 budget request on Tuesday that includes huge Medicaid cuts and changes to anti-poverty programs as it strives to balance the budget within a decade, the White House said in previewing the plan.

US President Donald Trump will be insistent on funding border wall, says top official
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US President Donald Trump will be insistent on funding border wall, says top official

Washington: A top US official said he believes that president Donald Trump "will be insistent" that lawmakers include funds for the Mexico border wall in a spending bill that his administration needs to pass to avoid a government shutdown, the media reported.

Indian-American lawmakers slam US President Donald Trump's immigration policy
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Indian-American lawmakers slam US President Donald Trump's immigration policy

Indian-American lawmakers on Thursday slammed US President Donald Trump for signing executive orders to reshape the country's immigration policies, describing the move as "anti-immigrant" that will "tear apart" families.

Democrats slam President-elect Donald Trump; say US can't afford 'Twitter presidency'
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Democrats slam President-elect Donald Trump; say US can't afford 'Twitter presidency'

Democratic leader in the Senate Chuck Schumer has slammed President-elect Donald Trump for his twitter habit, claiming the US cannot afford "Twitter presidency" on the first day of the 115th session of the Congress.

US moves closer to possible debt default as shutdown enters day 6
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US moves closer to possible debt default as shutdown enters day 6

The United States moved closer to the possibility of the first-ever default on the government's debt as Speaker John Boehner adamantly ruled out a House vote on a straightforward bill to boost the borrowing authority without concessions from President Barack Obama.