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Politics Orrin Hatch

  • May 24- President Donald Trump's threat to impose tariffs on auto imports drew strong criticism abroad and at home where U.S. business groups and members of his own Republican Party warned of damage to the industry and raised the prospect of a global trade war that would harm American interests. Governments, lawmakers, auto companies and industry groups from...

  • WASHINGTON, May 24- Some of President Donald Trump's fellow Republicans in the U.S. Congress said on Thursday that his administration's national security investigation of car and truck imports amid a trade spat with China is being pursued under false pretenses and could hurt U.S. consumers. Trump said on Wednesday that ongoing U.S.- China trade talks would...

  • President Donald Trump's administration opened a trade investigation on Wednesday into whether vehicle imports had damaged the American auto industry. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said on Thursday the investigation was still in its early stages but that other countries' high, artificial barriers, such as tariffs and other interventions, have skewed...

  • Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said on Thursday the investigation was still in its early stages but that other countries' high, artificial barriers such as tariffs and other interventions have skewed the marketplace. The probe comes ahead of midterm elections in the United States later this year and is seen as part of President Donald Trump's "America First"...

  • WASHINGTON, May 16- The United States and China launch trade talks on Thursday in a bid to avert a damaging tariff war, with the White House's harshest China critic relegated to a supporting role, senior Trump administration officials said on Wednesday. Navarro, author of the book "Death by China," has been the loudest "nationalist" voice on trade policy in the...

  • President Donald Trump said in tweets on Wednesday that "nothing has happened" with China's ZTE Corp and that Beijing has "much to give" Washington on trade, denying suggestions that his administration was "folding" in negotiations with Beijing. Trump on Monday had defended his decision to revisit penalties on ZTE for flouting U.S. sanctions on trade with Iran, in...

  • WASHINGTON, April 17- The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday dropped Microsoft Corp's privacy fight with the Justice Department over whether prosecutors can force technology companies to hand over data stored overseas after Congress passed legislation that resolved the dispute. Microsoft and the Justice Department had been locked in a dispute over how U.S....

  • WASHINGTON, April 17- The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday dismissed Microsoft Corp's privacy fight with the Justice Department over whether prosecutors can force technology companies to hand over data stored overseas after Congress passed legislation that resolved the dispute. Microsoft and the Justice Department had been locked in a dispute over how U.S....

  • Mitt Romney, former Governor of Massachusetts, speaks during a keynote address at the Utah County Republican Party's Lincoln Day Dinner in Provo, Utah, Feb. 16, 2018.

    Romney has been quietly receiving the financial backing of some of the most powerful names and donors in Republican circles, such as Henry Paulson, George W. Bush and Daniel Loeb.

  • President Donald Trump in the Oval Office at the White House on Tuesday, March 20, 2018 in Washington, DC.

    The European Union, Australia, Argentina, Brazil, South Korea, Canada and Mexico will get initial exemptions from looming steel and aluminum tariffs from the Trump administration.

  • WASHINGTON, March 21- A federal spending bill released late on Wednesday included bipartisan legislation that would amend a decades-old privacy law to clarify that a U.S. warrant seeking data stored overseas is valid in certain circumstances. If adopted, the measure could make a case argued before the U.S. Supreme Court last month moot that arose after...

  • *Canada, Mexico reject link to NAFTA talks. President Donald Trump pressed ahead on Thursday with import tariffs of 25 percent on steel and 10 percent for aluminum but exempted Canada and Mexico and offered the possibility of excluding other allies, backtracking from an earlier "no-exceptions" stance. Describing the dumping of steel and aluminum in the U.S....

  • The Republican chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, Orrin Hatch, also criticized the tariffs but said he would work with the White House to "mitigate the damage." Congress cannot be complicit as the administration courts economic disaster. Both houses of Congress have Republican majorities.

  • WASHINGTON, March 7- A Venezuelan state governor made an unusual visit to Washington this week, seeking meetings in Congress to discuss the fate of a U.S. citizen imprisoned in the South American nation, U.S. sources said on Wednesday. As the threat of fresh U.S. sanctions on socialist Venezuela loomed, Rafael Lacava, governor of Venezuela's Carabobo state,...

  • WASHINGTON, March 7- A Venezuelan state governor made an unusual visit to Washington this week seeking meetings in Congress to discuss the fate of an American imprisoned in the South American nation, U.S. sources said on Wednesday, as the country faces a possible new round of sanctions. Rafael Lacava, governor of Venezuela's Carabobo state, requested meetings to...

  • WASHINGTON, March 7- A Venezuelan state governor made an unusual visit to Washington this week seeking meetings with Congress members to discuss the fate of a Utah man imprisoned in the South American nation, U.S. sources said on Wednesday, as the country faces a possible new round of sanctions. Rafael Lacava, the governor of Venezuela's Carabobo state, has...

  • Donald Trump

    The speech marks Trump's first in-person remarks since the announcement of top White House economic advisor Gary Cohn's resignation.

  • WASHINGTON, March 5- The U.S. Senate should hold hearings on President Donald Trump's proposed tariffs on foreign steel and aluminum, No. 2 Republican Senator John Cornyn said on Monday. Noting that Trump was "pretty determined" to finalize the tariffs, Cornyn said he would meet later on Monday with Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch to discuss the...

  • President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting with bipartisan members of Congress to discuss school and community safety in the Cabinet Room of the White House in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018.

    President Donald Trump called for speedy and substantial changes to the nation's gun laws.

  • Donald Trump

    Trump has strongly advocated supplying "firearms adept" teachers with guns to deter potential shooters.