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Child Care a Legitimate Campaign Expense, FEC Rules

Child Care a Legitimate Campaign Expense, FEC Rules

The Federal Election Commission ruled that a congressional candidate can use donor funds to pay for childcare while she’s campaigning.
New Jersey Governor Vetoes Bill to Let Police, Fire Unions Run Pension

New Jersey Governor Vetoes Bill to Let Police, Fire Unions Run Pension

Governor Phil Murphy conditionally vetoed legislation that would give New Jersey police and firefighters control of their pensions. The Senate president promised to amend the bill.
Obama-Era Net Neutrality Rules Set to End June 11

Obama-Era Net Neutrality Rules Set to End June 11

The Federal Communications Commission’s Obama-era requirement that internet service providers treat web content equally will end June 11 and be replaced by new rules compelling them to disclose their
May Cancels Brexit Cabinet, Avoids Parliament as Fight Rages On

May Cancels Brexit Cabinet, Avoids Parliament as Fight Rages On

Prime Minister Theresa May canceled a meeting of her inner Brexit cabinet scheduled for Thursday as she struggles to break a deadlock within her government about what Britain’s future outside the

Orban Vows to Transform Hungary in Push Toward Illiberalism

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban said his new government would enact “big changes” over the next four years and he saw no need to revisit his controversial break with liberal democracy, which has
Trump, North Korea's Kim to Meet in Singapore on June 12

Trump, North Korea's Kim to Meet in Singapore on June 12

U.S. President Donald Trump announced on Twitter Thursday that a date and location have been set for his meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. Bloomberg's Marty Schenker reports on "Bloomberg
Sen. Portman on North Korea, Iran Nuclear Deal, CIA

Sen. Portman on North Korea, Iran Nuclear Deal, CIA

Senator Rob Portman, a Republican from Ohio, discusses the return of three Americans from North Korea, President Donald Trump's decision to leave the Iran nuclear agreement, and the nomination of Gina
South Africa Offers State Workers Inflation-Busting Pay Rise

South Africa Offers State Workers Inflation-Busting Pay Rise

South Africa is offering unions representing 1 million state employees inflation-busting pay increases at a time when the country needs to rein in spending to help keep its investment-grade credit
Trump Says He’ll Meet With Kim Jong Un June 12 in Singapore

Trump Says He’ll Meet With Kim Jong Un June 12 in Singapore

President Donald Trump said he will meet North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on June 12 in Singapore, locking in a historic summit between the two leaders amid their confrontation over Pyongyang’s nuclear
U.S. Extends Hearings Over China Tariffs Amid Trade Truce Talks

U.S. Extends Hearings Over China Tariffs Amid Trade Truce Talks

The U.S. has extended a public hearing on the Trump administration’s proposed tariffs on $50 billion of Chinese goods to accommodate everyone who wants to testify, as both governments continue talks
Lawmakers Release Trove of More Than 3,500 Russian-Backed Facebook Ads

Lawmakers Release Trove of More Than 3,500 Russian-Backed Facebook Ads

A trove of thousands of Russian-backed Facebook ads, being made public for the first time, shows that Russia’s main goal was provoking discontent in the U.S.
Mahathir, 92, Sworn in as Malaysia Leader to Cement Power Shift

Mahathir, 92, Sworn in as Malaysia Leader to Cement Power Shift

Mahathir Mohamad officially became Malaysia’s prime minister a day after his disparate coalition ended the ruling coalition’s 61-year grip on power in the Southeast Asian nation.

Brexit Purist Rees-Mogg Shoots Down Possible Customs Compromise

Jacob Rees-Mogg, the hardline Brexit backer who commands a group of Tory lawmakers, shot down a compromise that’s been touted as a possible solution in a Brexit fight consuming the U.K. government.
White House Condemns Iran Rocket Attack, Supports Israel Defense

White House Condemns Iran Rocket Attack, Supports Israel Defense

The U.S. said it supports Israel’s right to defend its citizens Thursday after Iran’s "provocative" rocket attacks launched from Syria amid increased tensions following President Donald Trump’s
Merkel Says Europe Can't Count on U.S. Military Umbrella Anymore

Merkel Says Europe Can't Count on U.S. Military Umbrella Anymore

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Europe can no longer count on the U.S. for military protection and must “take its destiny into its own hands.”
EU Trying to `Bully' U.K. Over Galileo, Says Science Minister

EU Trying to `Bully' U.K. Over Galileo, Says Science Minister

The European Union is acting like a “bully” by refusing to allow Britain to stay in the bloc’s Galileo satellite navigation system after Brexit, the U.K. science minister said.
Brexit Tsar David Davis Opts Out of Evidence Session on Ireland

Brexit Tsar David Davis Opts Out of Evidence Session on Ireland

Brexit Secretary David Davis often makes the most news when quizzed at parliamentary committees on the government’s latest thinking on leaving the European Union. This time, the news is that he

Pro-Putin Party Eyes New Crackdown After Inauguration Protests

The pro-Kremlin United Russia party is proposing new laws to crack down on dissent after nationwide protests took place against Vladimir Putin’s inauguration for a record fourth term as president.
Italy's Berlusconi Gives Green Light to a Populist Government

Italy's Berlusconi Gives Green Light to a Populist Government

Bloomberg’s John Follain discusses politics in Italy. He speaks with Guy Johnson on “Bloomberg Markets: European Open.” (Source: Bloomberg)