Reuters: Politics

Florida governor proposes tighter gun restrictions in wake of school shooting

PARKLAND, Fla. (Reuters) - Florida Governor Rick Scott announced a proposal on Friday to increase restrictions on buying guns and to strengthen school safety measures after a gunman killed 17 people

Trump says he wants to review U.S. military policy of gun-free zones on bases

NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. (Reuters) - President Donald Trump said on Friday he wanted to review the U.S. military's policy of having bases be gun-free zones, noting that some soldiers killed in a shooting

Pentagon makes recommendations to White House on transgender individuals

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis has made his recommendations to the White House on transgender individuals serving in the military, the Pentagon said on Friday, after

Oprah Winfrey says 'definitely not' running for U.S. president

(Reuters) - Oprah Winfrey put to rest any lingering questions about a potential 2020 bid for the presidency, declaring on a late-night talk show on Thursday that she was "definitely not running."

U.S. court blocks Trump administration from ending oil, gas waste rule

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. court temporarily blocked the Trump administration from delaying or ending an Obama-era rule aimed at preventing oil and gas leaks during production, according to court

Former Trump campaign aide expected to plead guilty in Russia probe - reports

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Rick Gates, a former adviser to Donald Trump's 2016 presidential campaign, was expected to plead guilty as soon as Friday in a federal investigation into Russia's role in the

Enterprise to end discounts for NRA members on three of its brands

(Reuters) - U.S. car rental company Enterprise Holdings Inc said it would end discount programs for three of its brands with members of the National Rifle Association (NRA), following a shooting that

Factbox: Trump on Twitter (Feb 23) - Mexico wall, DACA

The following statements were posted to the verified Twitter accounts of U.S. President Donald Trump, @realDonaldTrump and @POTUS.

Fees case may enable U.S. Supreme Court to curb union power

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday will consider for the second time in two years whether to choke off a critical funding stream for public-employee unions, potentially reducing

Trump urges Mexico to block illegal immigrants from El Salvador

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday called on Mexico to do more to prevent violent illegal immigrants from El Salvador from entering the United States, again pushing his

Exclusive: U.S. official focused on election security will be replaced

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The head of a federal commission who has helped U.S. states protect election systems from possible cyber attacks by Russia or others is being replaced at the behest of

Special counsel files new charges against Trump ex-aides Manafort and Gates

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The special counsel in the Russia probe filed new criminal charges on Thursday against President Donald Trump's former campaign aides Paul Manafort and Rick Gates, stepping up

Missouri governor indicted on felony invasion of privacy charge

(Reuters) - Missouri Governor Eric Greitens was briefly taken into custody on Thursday after being indicted on a felony invasion of privacy charge in connection with an extramarital affair and a

Two top White House advisers may leave over tensions with Trump: sources

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Longstanding friction between U.S. President Donald Trump and two top aides, the National Security Adviser and the Chief of Staff, has grown to a point that either or both might

Mueller files new charges against Trump ex-aides Manafort and Gates

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller filed new criminal charges on Thursday against President Donald Trump's ex-campaign aides Paul Manafort and Rick Gates that include bank and

U.S. gun lobby slams anti-gun 'elites' after Florida school massacre

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The head of the National Rifle Association lashed out at gun control advocates on Thursday, saying Democratic elites are politicizing the latest mass school shooting in the

Exclusive: U.S. official focused on election security being replaced

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The head of a federal commission who has helped U.S. states protect election systems from possible cyber attacks by Russia or others is being replaced at the behest of

Missouri governor indicted on felony invasion of privacy charge: prosecutor

(Reuters) - Missouri Governor Eric Greitens was taken into custody on Thursday after being indicted on a felony invasion of privacy charge in connection with a probe into an extramarital affair and a

U.S. special counsel files new charges against Trump former campaign aides

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller filed a new set of criminal charges on Thursday against President Donald Trump's former campaign aides Paul Manafort and Rick Gates that

Pennsylvania Republicans file second challenge to new congressional map

(Reuters) - Pennsylvania Republicans, including eight U.S. congressmen, filed a federal lawsuit on Thursday challenging a new congressional map created by the state's top court, in the party's latest