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  • President Donald Trump

    The president may have more success in the court fights to come. But the two losses are nonetheless a dramatic setback for his legal strategy.

  • Cement is laid on the San Joaquin River viaduct portion of the high-speed rail line being built in Fresno, California, on May 8, 2019, amid ongoing construction of the railway in California's Central and San Joaquin Valleys.

    Even as President Donald Trump insists he's supportive of infrastructure projects, some say his record proves otherwise, especially when looking at high-speed rail.

  • President Donald Trump walks out of the Oval Office before speaking about Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election in the Rose Garden at the White House May 22, 2019 in Washington, DC.

    Despite the president's claim that "you can't investigate and legislate simultaneously," certain must-pass pieces of legislation -- including a debt ceiling hike -- will nonetheless move forward, a senior White House official told CNBC.

  • Signs direct traffic at a construction site along Interstate 294 (I-294) near Chicago, Illinois

    Stocks that would benefit from a federal infrastructure spending program fell after President Trump ended a meeting on infrastructure spending with Democratic leaders.

  • U.S. President Donald Trump speaks about Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election in the Rose Garden at the White House May 22, 2019 in Washington, DC.

    The president abruptly walked out of a meeting Wednesday, saying he would not negotiate with Democrats while they continue to investigate him.

  • WASHINGTON, May 22- Democrats in Congress will press U.S. The pair will be joined by other key Democrats in Congress, including those on committees overseeing infrastructure issues. Trump also suggested Congress use a surface transportation measure that expires in September 2020 as a vehicle for infrastructure spending.

  • "Before we get to infrastructure, it is my strong view that Congress should first pass the important and popular USMCA trade deal," Trump wrote. Trump's administration negotiated a trade pact to replace the North American Free Trade Agreement with Canada and Mexico, but has yet to get Congress to approve it. "Once Congress has passed USMCA, we should turn our...

  • President Donald Trump listens to a question as he meets with former hostage Danny Burch, an oil engineer who was taken hostage in Yemen in September 2017, in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington, March 6, 2019.

    Trump wrote in a letter to Democratic congressional leaders that lawmakers should pass the United States-Mexico-Canada trade pact before taking up any infrastructure bill.

  • WASHINGTON, May 21- U.S. Congress and White House negotiators spent hours in closed-door meetings trying to reach a two-year deal on federal spending but could not yet wrap up an agreement, Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer said on Tuesday. Without a bipartisan deal on new budget caps, military spending would drop to around $576 billion in the fiscal year...

  • President Donald Trump wrote in a letter to Democratic congressional leaders that lawmakers should pass the United States- Mexico- Canada trade pact before taking up any infrastructure bill. "Before we get to infrastructure, it is my strong view that Congress should first pass the important and popular USMCA trade deal.... Once Congress has passed USMCA, we should...

  • WASHINGTON, May 21- U.S. Congress and White House negotiators spent hours in closed-door meetings trying to reach a two-year deal on federal spending but could not yet wrap up an agreement, Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer said on Tuesday. Without a bipartisan deal on new budget caps, military spending would drop to around $576 billion in the fiscal year...

  • WASHINGTON, May 21- U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said on Tuesday he hoped Congress could reach by the end of the day a two-year agreement on federal spending limits that would also increase the nation's debt ceiling. The four top Democrats and Republicans in the House of Representatives and Senate, along with some leading Trump administration...

  • WASHINGTON, May 19- U.S. Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer is asking the federal government to investigate if a plan for new subway cars in New York City, designed by a Chinese state-owned firm, could pose a threat to national security. It also comes at a time when the Trump administration has added China's Huawei Technologies Co Ltd to a trade blacklist,...

  • WASHINGTON/ BEIJING, May 17- China struck a more aggressive tone in its trade war with the United States on Friday, suggesting a resumption of talks between the world's two largest economies would be meaningless unless Washington changed course. The tough talk capped a week that saw Beijing unveil fresh retaliatory tariffs, U.S. officials accuse China of...

  • WASHINGTON/ BEIJING, May 17- China struck a more aggressive tone in its trade war with the United States on Friday, suggesting a resumption of talks between the world's two largest economies would be meaningless unless Washington changed course. The tough talk capped a week that saw Beijing unveil fresh retaliatory tariffs, U.S. officials accuse China of...

  • WASHINGTON/ BEIJING, May 17- China struck a more aggressive tone in its trade war with the United States on Friday, suggesting a resumption of talks between the world's two largest economies would be meaningless unless Washington changed course. The tough talk capped a week that saw Beijing unveil fresh retaliatory tariffs, U.S. officials accuse China of...

  • WASHINGTON/ BEIJING, May 17- China struck a more aggressive tone in its trade war with the United States on Friday, suggesting a resumption of talks between the world's two largest economies would be meaningless unless Washington changed course. The tough talk capped a week that saw Beijing unveil fresh retaliatory tariffs, U.S. officials accuse China of...

  • WASHINGTON/ BEIJING, May 17- China struck a more aggressive tone in its trade war with the United States on Friday, suggesting a resumption of talks between the world's two largest economies would be meaningless unless Washington changed course. The tough talk capped a week that saw Beijing unveil fresh retaliatory tariffs, U.S. officials accuse China of...

  • Stephen Bannon 

    The standoff with China "cuts to the core of what the United States is going to be in the future," says the hardline ex-White House chief strategist.

  • WASHINGTON, May 7- U.S. Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer said on Tuesday that Republicans must treat the territory of Puerto Rico equally to other states slammed by disasters if a disaster aid package is to be passed. "You can't treat Puerto Rico differently than you can treat the other states that need the help... Stop the politics, treat everyone equally and...