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Officials Dispute Trump’s Talk of an FBI Spy Planted in His Campaign

Officials Dispute Trump’s Talk of an FBI Spy Planted in His Campaign

U.S. officials are pushing back against allegations embraced by President Donald Trump that the Justice Department planted a spy in his 2016 campaign.
Venezuela Election 'Has No Credibility': Human Rights Watch

Venezuela Election 'Has No Credibility': Human Rights Watch

Human Rights Watch Americas Executive Director Jose Miguel Vivanco discusses the Venezuelan presidential election with Bloomberg's Shery Ahn and David Westin on "Bloomberg Markets: Balance of Power."
Facebook Rethinks News Organizations as Political Advertisers

Facebook Rethinks News Organizations as Political Advertisers

Facebook Inc. doesn’t know how news organizations will fit into an initiative to provide transparency for political advertising on its social network.
Kudlow Says China Offered ‘at Least’ $200 Billion in New Trade

Kudlow Says China Offered ‘at Least’ $200 Billion in New Trade

China offered to reduce its trade surplus with the U.S. by “at least $200 billion” in talks to head off a possible trade war, the director of the White House National Economic Council said.
Democrats Say Energy Regulator Moving Backward on Climate Change

Democrats Say Energy Regulator Moving Backward on Climate Change

Just weeks after the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission launched a sweeping review of its natural gas pipeline policy, its members are again split on the extent to which they should take climate
U.S. Adds to Venezuela Pressure With Sanctions Days Before Vote

U.S. Adds to Venezuela Pressure With Sanctions Days Before Vote

The Trump administration renewed its efforts to pressure the government of President Nicolas Maduro by sanctioning former National Assembly Speaker Diosdado Cabello Rondon and three other Venezuelans,
Trump Wanted to Double Amazon’s Postal Rates, Report Says

Trump Wanted to Double Amazon’s Postal Rates, Report Says

President Donald Trump pushed U.S. Postal Service officials to double package delivery rates paid by Amazon and other companies, the Washington Post reported.
Farmers Are Suffering Setbacks Under GOP Control, Texas Republican Says

Farmers Are Suffering Setbacks Under GOP Control, Texas Republican Says

A freshman Republican from one of the nation’s deepest-red districts said the rejection of House farm legislation on Friday is the latest setback for agriculture under GOP leadership.
New Jersey Offers to Probe Fraud at For-Profit Colleges If Federal Government Won’t

New Jersey Offers to Probe Fraud at For-Profit Colleges If Federal Government Won’t

New Jersey’s new attorney general says he’ll finish the probes himself.
Rep. Carter Says Trump On Right Track With Drug Prices

Rep. Carter Says Trump On Right Track With Drug Prices

Congressman Buddy Carter, a Republican from Georgia, discusses President Trump's plan to lower prescription drug prices and the new agricultural farm bill. He speaks to David Westin on "Bloomberg
Denmark Pursuing U.S. Claims Over Dividend Tax Refund Scam

Denmark Pursuing U.S. Claims Over Dividend Tax Refund Scam

Denmark’s tax agency has started pursuing legal claims in the U.S. over a tax-refund scam that it says wrongly forced it to pay out more than 12.7 billion kroner ($2 billion) to agents representing
Trump Urges Congress to Overhaul Nation's Prison System

Trump Urges Congress to Overhaul Nation's Prison System

President Donald Trump is trying to jump-start efforts in Congress to overhaul the U.S. prison system and help more former inmates successfully re-enter society.
Trump Surprises Official by Naming Him VA Secretary Nominee

Trump Surprises Official by Naming Him VA Secretary Nominee

President Donald Trump surprised Robert Wilkie Friday by announcing he would nominate the acting secretary of Veterans Affairs to lead the agency.
House Rejects Republican Farm Bill After Immigration-Vote Deal Collapses

House Rejects Republican Farm Bill After Immigration-Vote Deal Collapses

A five-year $867 billion farm bill backed by the Trump administration was rejected in the U.S. House after GOP leaders were unable to quell a rebellion by a group of conservatives who are demanding
U.S. Lawmakers Urge Trump to Stay at Nafta Table

U.S. Lawmakers Urge Trump to Stay at Nafta Table

U.S. lawmakers urged the Trump administration not to walk away from talks on a new Nafta.
Ryan’s Power Ebbs While House GOP Grows Restive Ahead of Midterms

Ryan’s Power Ebbs While House GOP Grows Restive Ahead of Midterms

House Speaker Paul Ryan’s power is eroding just weeks after announcing he won’t seek re-election, threatening his ability keep the chamber’s restive Republicans united.
For Sale: Stalled Pipeline Project, Protesters Included

For Sale: Stalled Pipeline Project, Protesters Included

Justin Trudeau’s pipeline nightmare may be only getting started.
Egypt’s President Announces Rafah Crossing Open for Ramadan

Egypt’s President Announces Rafah Crossing Open for Ramadan

Egypt has opened the Rafah border crossing with Gaza for the entire Muslim holy month of Ramadan, President Abdel-Fatah el-Sissi announced on Twitter.
Judge in Stanford Rape Case Fights Recall Campaign

Judge in Stanford Rape Case Fights Recall Campaign

Judge Aaron Persky says he has no regrets.
Cambridge Analytica Files U.S. Bankruptcy After Data Scandal

Cambridge Analytica Files U.S. Bankruptcy After Data Scandal

Cambridge Analytica, overwhelmed by a scandal over how it harvested data from Facebook to influence the last U.S. election, filed for bankruptcy in New York.