Elliott Abrams is Trump’s leading candidate for deputy secretary of state: source

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Elliott Abrams, who served in foreign policy roles for presidents Ronald Reagan and George W. Bush, is President Donald Trump’s leading candidate to be deputy secretary of state, a source familiar with the matter said on Monday.

In Trump legislative void, Republicans slow to tackle big issues

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump, after nearly a month in power, has yet to unveil major legislation or publicly endorse bills from others, getting Republicans off to a slow start on the sweeping reforms they promised on the campaign trail.

‘Why should Americans trust you?’ Trump asked

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – In a heated moment during his unconventional and combative news conference on Thursday, President Donald Trump’s command of the facts was openly challenged by a reporter who asked, “Why should Americans trust you?”

EU welcomes Pence assurance of Trump’s support

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – U.S. Vice President Mike Pence assured the European Union in Brussels on Monday that the Trump administration will develop their cooperation in trade and security and backs the EU as a partner in its own right.

Outspoken lieutenant general named Trump’s top security adviser

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla./WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday named Lieutenant General Herbert Raymond McMaster as his new national security adviser, choosing a military officer known for speaking his mind and challenging his superiors.

Pence, Bannon appeal for conservatives to unite behind Trump

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Vice President Mike Pence and other top White House officials urged conservative activists on Thursday to set aside differences and unite behind President Donald Trump’s agenda stressing tough trade and immigration policies.

With healthcare bill dead, Republicans turn to taxes

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – After failing to repeal Obamacare, Republicans in the U.S. Congress quickly pivoted on Friday to President Donald Trump’s next priority: overhauling the federal tax code, but their plan has already split the business community.

After healthcare flop, White House seeks help from Congress on tax

(Reuters) – Vice President Mike Pence on Saturday blamed the Congress for thwarting a Republican plan to overhaul healthcare law, but acknowledged that the White House will need to work with lawmakers to accomplish its next set of legislative plans.

Trump tax plan faces rockier road after bruising healthcare loss

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The White House will take a lead role in crafting legislation to overhaul the U.S. tax code, eyeing an August target date as President Donald Trump seeks his first legislative victory following the failure last week of a long-promised bill to undo Obamacare.