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No Clear Plan From Administration on End Game, Says Rep. DelBene

No Clear Plan From Administration on End Game, Says Rep. DelBene

Rep. Suzan DelBene, a Washington Democrat, vice chair of the New Democratic Coalition and member of the House Ways & Means Committee, discusses global trade tensions, the impact of tariffs and
FBI Chief Dismisses Putin Offer for Investigation Cooperation

FBI Chief Dismisses Putin Offer for Investigation Cooperation

FBI Director Christopher Wray made clear that U.S. law enforcement doesn’t support a proposal by Russian President Vladimir Putin to have American investigators go to Russia to observe interviews of
Israel Enshrines Jewish Identity in Law Amid Opposition Outcry

Israel Enshrines Jewish Identity in Law Amid Opposition Outcry

Israel’s parliament passed a controversial bill enshrining its Jewish character in law, prompting an outcry from civil-rights organizations and opposition leaders who say it discriminates against the
Tariffs Are a Big Giant Negotiating Tactic, Says Whittier Trust's CIO

Tariffs Are a Big Giant Negotiating Tactic, Says Whittier Trust's CIO

Sandip Bhagat, chief investment officer at Whittier Trust, discusses global trade tensions and their impact on markets. He speaks on "Bloomberg Daybreak: Asia." (Source: Bloomberg)
Trump Tells CBS He's ‘Always Wanted’ Interview by Mueller

Trump Tells CBS He's ‘Always Wanted’ Interview by Mueller

President Donald Trump said Wednesday that he’s "always wanted" to be interviewed by Special Counsel Robert Mueller, but deflected repeated questions about whether he would do so by responding that
Ramaphosa Shine Fades as Reality Bites South African Economy

Ramaphosa Shine Fades as Reality Bites South African Economy

Economic and political problems are piling up for Cyril Ramaphosa, dampening the euphoria that accompanied his ascension to the South African presidency.
Haley Defends U.S. Decision to Quit UN's Human Rights Council

Haley Defends U.S. Decision to Quit UN's Human Rights Council

Ambassador Nikki Haley defended the U.S. decision to quit the United Nations Human Rights Council last month as a stand against “political corruption and moral bankruptcy” and the organization’s
Manafort Can't Suppress Evidence Seized at Home, Judge Rules

Manafort Can't Suppress Evidence Seized at Home, Judge Rules

President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman lost another attempt to throw out evidence gathered by Special Counsel Robert Mueller ahead of his money laundering and obstruction of justice trial.
Kim's Testy Factory Trips Show Push to Fix North Korea Economy

Kim's Testy Factory Trips Show Push to Fix North Korea Economy

While touring a backpack factory in North Korea’s remote northeast, Kim Jong Un dressed down ruling party officials for lacking “revolutionary spirit” -- and ordered workers to sew twice as much
U.S. Revokes Visa of Citgo CEO in Another Blow to Venezuela

U.S. Revokes Visa of Citgo CEO in Another Blow to Venezuela

Being a blood relative of Hugo Chavez used to open doors. Now Asdrubal Chavez, cousin of the late Venezuelan socialist leader, is finding out it can close some as well.
Senate Talks Falter on Bill Barring Family Separations at Border

Senate Talks Falter on Bill Barring Family Separations at Border

Bipartisan Senate talks on a bill to keep the government from separating undocumented immigrant families that enter the U.S. from Mexico have stalled, lawmakers said Wednesday, amid disagreements over
Court Blocks Billionaire’s Measure to Split California Into Three States

Court Blocks Billionaire’s Measure to Split California Into Three States

Billionaire Tim Draper’s proposition to break California into three states won’t be on the ballot in November.
Treasury, Lawmakers Reach Handshake Deal on Investment Reviews

Treasury, Lawmakers Reach Handshake Deal on Investment Reviews

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and Republican lawmakers have reached a tentative deal on strengthening the review process for foreign investments in U.S. companies, a key Republican lawmaker said.
Rep. Waters Says Democrats Need to 'Step Up' and Fight Trump Policies

Rep. Waters Says Democrats Need to 'Step Up' and Fight Trump Policies

Rep. Maxine Waters, a California Democrat, discusses the Trump administration's economic policies with Bloomberg's Lisa Abramowicz and Scarlet Fu on "Bloomberg Markets." (Source: Bloomberg)
In New Round of Tax Cuts, Retirement Changes Seen as Most Likely to Pass

In New Round of Tax Cuts, Retirement Changes Seen as Most Likely to Pass

Republicans are promising a comprehensive second round of tax cuts -- but tax changes affecting retirement savings may be the only measures with enough political support to make it through Congress
Putin Asked Trump to Let Russia Question McFaul, White House Says

Putin Asked Trump to Let Russia Question McFaul, White House Says

President Donald Trump entertained a proposal from Vladimir Putin to let Russian authorities pose questions for the former U.S. ambassador to Moscow, Michael McFaul, White House Press Secretary Sarah
Rep. Hensarling Says He Shares Powell's Concern About a Trade War

Rep. Hensarling Says He Shares Powell's Concern About a Trade War

Rep. Jeb Hensarling, a Texas Republican and chairman of the House Financial Services Committee, discusses Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell's testimony before the committee. He speaks with
Graham Pushes New Russia Sanctions After Trump’s Putin Remarks

Graham Pushes New Russia Sanctions After Trump’s Putin Remarks

A senior Senate Republican said he’ll propose new sanctions on Russia that could only be waived if the administration certifies Moscow has ceased interfering in U.S. elections.
Putin’s Silence Unnerves Russia After ‘Panic’ Over Pension Plan

Putin’s Silence Unnerves Russia After ‘Panic’ Over Pension Plan

Russia’s attempt to roll out a proposal to increase the pension age under the cover of the World Cup has triggered the worst tumult President Vladimir Putin has faced at home in years, fueling
May Set to Catch a Summer Break After Months of Brexit Crisis

May Set to Catch a Summer Break After Months of Brexit Crisis

Theresa May, a prime minister for whom every week seems to be worse than the last, could finally be getting a break. With only six days left until lawmakers disappear for the summer, the prospects of