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Trump Pick to Lead FTC Confirmed by Senate

Trump Pick to Lead FTC Confirmed by Senate

Washington lawyer Joseph Simons, President Donald Trump’s nominee to lead the Federal Trade Commission, was confirmed by the Senate as the agency tackles high-profile consumer-protection cases like
Mnuchin's Treasury Poised to Rev Up Supply as Budget Gap Widens

Mnuchin's Treasury Poised to Rev Up Supply as Budget Gap Widens

The U.S. government’s need for new financing, rising in part from tax cuts and increased spending under President Donald Trump, has Wall Street predicting the Treasury will ramp up borrowing yet again
Sessions Will Challenge Rules Denying Work to Wall Contractors

Sessions Will Challenge Rules Denying Work to Wall Contractors

Attorney General Jeff Sessions said he plans to challenge measures passed by some local governments to stop doing business with contractors that work on President Donald Trump’s promised wall on the
Menendez ‘Severely Admonished’ by Senate Ethics Committee

Menendez ‘Severely Admonished’ by Senate Ethics Committee

Democratic Senator Bob Menendez was "severely admonished" by the Senate Ethics Committee on Thursday, months after federal prosecutors dropped a corruption case against him following a mistrial in
House Chaplain Says He Resigned at Ryan’s Request

House Chaplain Says He Resigned at Ryan’s Request

Reverend Patrick Conroy called his seven years of House service "one of the great privileges of my life."
White House Releases Photos of Pompeo Shaking Hands With Kim

White House Releases Photos of Pompeo Shaking Hands With Kim

The White House released photos of Secretary of State Mike Pompeo shaking hands with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.
Haftar Returns to Libya After Absence That Sparked Turmoil Fears

Haftar Returns to Libya After Absence That Sparked Turmoil Fears

Libya’s eastern military leader, Khalifa Haftar, returned home on Thursday after medical treatment in France.
Peru's Highest Court Orders Release of Ex-President Humala

Peru's Highest Court Orders Release of Ex-President Humala

Peru’s Constitutional Court ordered the release of former President Ollanta Humala and his wife, Nadine Heredia.
Stormy Daniels Wants ‘Seat at the Table’ in Cohen Document Case, Lawyer Says

Stormy Daniels Wants ‘Seat at the Table’ in Cohen Document Case, Lawyer Says

Stormy Daniels’s lawyer asked to be allowed to join the case over evidence seized from President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer and fixer Michael Cohen.
Puzder Blames Democrats for 'Toxic' Atmosphere in D.C.

Puzder Blames Democrats for 'Toxic' Atmosphere in D.C.

Andrew Puzder, author of "The Capitalist Comeback" and former CKE Restaurants CEO, discusses the nomination process in Washington, D.C. and President Donald Trump's successes in a wide-ranging
Rep. Gaetz Sees Increased Probability of Medical Marijuana Bill Passing

Rep. Gaetz Sees Increased Probability of Medical Marijuana Bill Passing

Rep. Matt Gaetz, a Florida Republican, discusses the latest developments in the congressional battle over legalized marijuana. He speaks with Bloomberg's David Westin and Shery Ahn on "Bloomberg
U.S. to End Special Protections for 9,000 Nepalese Immigrants

U.S. to End Special Protections for 9,000 Nepalese Immigrants

The Trump administration has decided to end special protections for an estimated 9,000 Nepalese immigrants in the United States.
Fact Check: California Bill Wouldn’t Ban Bible Sales

Fact Check: California Bill Wouldn’t Ban Bible Sales

Bible sales would not be banned in California under proposed state legislation, contrary to widely shared claims by multiple online sites.
Trump, Citing Flight Logs, Says He Stayed Overnight in Moscow in 2013

Trump, Citing Flight Logs, Says He Stayed Overnight in Moscow in 2013

President Donald Trump said he spent the night in Moscow for the 2013 Miss Universe pageant.
Rep. Kaptur Says EPA Chief Pruitt Abused the Office

Rep. Kaptur Says EPA Chief Pruitt Abused the Office

Rep. Marcy Kaptur, an Ohio Democrat, discusses the House committee hearings on Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt's performance. She speaks with Bloomberg's David Westin and
Senate Confirms Pompeo as Trump’s Secretary of State

Senate Confirms Pompeo as Trump’s Secretary of State

The U.S. Senate confirmed CIA Director Mike Pompeo to be secretary of state after weeks of heated debate that was as much about growing discord over the Trump administration’s handling of diplomacy as
EU Could Shift If U.K. Drops Brexit Red Lines, Irish PM Says

EU Could Shift If U.K. Drops Brexit Red Lines, Irish PM Says

The European Union could show flexibility to the U.K. if it drops its Brexit red lines, which include exiting the customs union, Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar said.