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Pruitt Was Told to Resign in Call From White House, Sources Say

Pruitt Was Told to Resign in Call From White House, Sources Say

Scott Pruitt resigned as EPA chief Thursday after White House Chief of Staff John Kelly delivered a message from the president that it was time for the scandal-plagued administrator to leave,
Kavanaugh Said to Have Inside Track to Fill Supreme Court Vacancy

Kavanaugh Said to Have Inside Track to Fill Supreme Court Vacancy

Judge Brett Kavanaugh has the inside track within the White House to fill a vacancy on the U.S. Supreme Court, according to three people familiar with the matter. Bloomberg's Alex Wayne reports on
CFPB Official Who Challenged Mulvaney's Leadership Stepping Down

CFPB Official Who Challenged Mulvaney's Leadership Stepping Down

Leandra English is giving up her fight to run the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.
Theresa May Wins Cabinet Backing for U.K. Soft Brexit Blueprint

Theresa May Wins Cabinet Backing for U.K. Soft Brexit Blueprint

U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May won a crucial victory over pro-Brexit cabinet colleagues on Friday, as her government backed a wide-ranging plan to keep close trade ties with the European Union after
U.K. Cabinet Backs May’s Plan for Soft Brexit: Highlights

U.K. Cabinet Backs May’s Plan for Soft Brexit: Highlights

U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May emerged with a victory after a lock-in with her Cabinet to thrash out a common Brexit position to take back to the European Union.
Avenatti Says He’s Been Sued by Ex-Playboy Model Who Was Paid Off by RNC Fundraiser

Avenatti Says He’s Been Sued by Ex-Playboy Model Who Was Paid Off by RNC Fundraiser

Michael Avenatti, the lawyer representing adult-film star Stephanie Clifford in her lawsuit against President Donald Trump, said he’s been sued by former Playboy model Shera Bechard, but that he
Manafort Opts for Solitary Rather Than to Travel to Court

Manafort Opts for Solitary Rather Than to Travel to Court

Paul Manafort, who is under 23-hour-per-day lockdown in solitary in a Virginia jail, told a judge on Friday that he doesn’t want to make a two-hour trek for any court appearances before his trial
Kavanaugh Has Inside Track for Trump’s Supreme Court Choice, Sources Say

Kavanaugh Has Inside Track for Trump’s Supreme Court Choice, Sources Say

Judge Brett Kavanaugh has the inside track within the White House to fill a vacancy on the U.S. Supreme Court, according to three people familiar with the matter.
U.S. Oil Sellers May Look to India as China Tariff War Escalates

U.S. Oil Sellers May Look to India as China Tariff War Escalates

American oil producers may find a new friend in India as they brace for a trade war with China that could curb U.S. shipments.
New EPA Chief on Collision Course Over Conflicts of Interest

New EPA Chief on Collision Course Over Conflicts of Interest

The former energy lobbyist tapped to run the Environmental Protection Agency has promised to stay away from decisions that affect his old clients. But it might not be that simple.
AT&T Hires Former Tillerson Aide for Washington Job After Michael Cohen Flap

AT&T Hires Former Tillerson Aide for Washington Job After Michael Cohen Flap

AT&T Inc. chose a powerful insider to bolster its Washington presence by hiring Margaret Peterlin, a lawyer who occupied a top perch in the Trump administration’s State Department after advising
Pompeo Seeks North Korea Breakthrough as Talks Enter Second Day

Pompeo Seeks North Korea Breakthrough as Talks Enter Second Day

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo heads into a second day of talks in North Korea on Saturday with growing expectations that he needs to win specific commitments from Pyongyang about its nuclear program
How to Understand Poland’s Battles With the EU

How to Understand Poland’s Battles With the EU

Almost three years into Poland’s populist revolution, the European Union is fighting with its most populous eastern member on two fronts.

Ethiopia Passes ‘Pro-Poor’ Budget as It Moves to Open Up Economy

Ethiopia’s parliament passed a 346.9 billion birr ($12.6 billion) budget, about two-thirds of it poverty reduction programs involving health, education and food security, as the Horn of African nation
Ex-ICE Acting Director Weighs in on Family Separations at Border

Ex-ICE Acting Director Weighs in on Family Separations at Border

John Sandweg, former acting director of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, discusses the public outcry over family separations at the U.S.-Mexico border. He speaks with Bloomberg's David Westin
Tariffs Will Hurt U.S. and China Workers, Ex-Trade Rep. Hills Says

Tariffs Will Hurt U.S. and China Workers, Ex-Trade Rep. Hills Says

Carla Hills, Hills & Co. chief executive officer and former U.S. trade representative, discusses President Donald Trump's trade action against China. She speaks with Bloomberg's David Westin on
Drone Regulations in U.S. Withstand a Hobbyist's Legal Challenge

Drone Regulations in U.S. Withstand a Hobbyist's Legal Challenge

The U.S. government’s ability to police hobbyist drone use was upheld by an appellate court Friday in a ruling that helps set the stage for a series of new restrictions and requirements aviation
Trump Pulls the Trigger on China Trade War

Trump Pulls the Trigger on China Trade War

U.S. President Donald Trump fired the biggest shot yet in the global trade war by imposing tariffs on $34 billion of Chinese imports. China retaliated. Bloomberg's Kevin Cirilli has more on "Bloomberg
Judge Not Ready to Delay Reunification of Immigrant Children

Judge Not Ready to Delay Reunification of Immigrant Children

A U.S. judge won’t relax a July 10 deadline just yet for the government to reunify immigrant children younger than five with their families.
South Sudan Rivals Sign Security Pact, Edging Nearer Peace Deal

South Sudan Rivals Sign Security Pact, Edging Nearer Peace Deal

South Sudan’s warring parties signed a deal on security arrangements, the latest step toward a final agreement to end the almost five-year civil war.