Trump, McConnell ‘united on many shared priorities’: White House

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump and Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell remain united on many priorities and will hold previously scheduled meetings after the August recess to discuss the issues with members of the congressional leadership and the Cabinet, the White House said on Wednesday.

McConnell: Republicans working with Trump on ‘shared goals’

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said on Wednesday that he and his team were in “regular contact” with President Donald Trump to discuss “shared goals” such as infrastructure and taxes.

Trump plans to meet scandal-hit Malaysian leader in September

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump plans to meet Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak, who is embroiled in a corruption scandal at home, on Sept. 12 at the White House, the White House said on Wednesday.

Trump government shutdown threat rattles markets

NEW YORK/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump’s threat to shut down the U.S. government to secure funding for a wall along the Mexican border rattled markets on Wednesday and cast a shadow over coming efforts in Congress to agree to raise the country’s debt ceiling and pass spending bills.

Clinton, in book, says Trump’s debate stalking made her skin crawl

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Former Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton says in her new book that Donald Trump made her skin crawl by stalking her around the stage in a campaign debate and she wonders if she should have told him to “back up, you creep.”

Drowning in debt, Connecticut faces budget crunch

HARTFORD (Reuters) – Connecticut, home to hedge fund billionaires alongside cities mired in poverty, is racing against the clock to pass a budget or face further spending cuts to education and municipal aid across the state.

Meeting between Egyptian foreign minister and Jared Kushner canceled: ministry

CAIRO (Reuters) – Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry is no longer meeting U.S. President Donald Trump’s advisor and son-in-law Jared Kushner on Wednesday, a copy of his schedule sent out to journalists showed.

Trump voices mild optimism about ties with North Korea

PHOENIX (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump expressed cautious optimism on Tuesday about a possible improvement in relations with North Korea after months of mounting tension over its weapons programs.