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Overseeing Mueller, Cohen Probes Makes Rosenstein a Big Target

Overseeing Mueller, Cohen Probes Makes Rosenstein a Big Target

From the start of the Russia probe, the question has been whether President Donald Trump might fire Special Counsel Robert Mueller. Now, the more serious question is whether he’d fire Rod Rosenstein.
Medical Marijuana Bill Gains Backing of Key Republican in House

Medical Marijuana Bill Gains Backing of Key Republican in House

House Judiciary Chairman Bob Goodlatte has agreed to co-sponsor a Florida Republican’s bipartisan bill to make medical marijuana research easier, his office confirmed on Wednesday.
Lockheed’s $31 Billion Helicopter Slipping Behind Schedule, Pentagon Says

Lockheed’s $31 Billion Helicopter Slipping Behind Schedule, Pentagon Says

Lockheed Martin Corp.’s new $31 billion helicopter for the Marine Corps may be falling behind schedule and could miss its target for initial combat capability by as much as eight months, Pentagon
Trump’s Travel Ban Reaches Supreme Court

Trump’s Travel Ban Reaches Supreme Court

The U.S. Supreme Court will directly confront President Donald Trump’s travel ban for the first time with arguments being made Wednesday in a case that could redefine the president’s power to control
Trump-State Democrats Outpace GOP in Fundraising for Senate

Trump-State Democrats Outpace GOP in Fundraising for Senate

Senate Democrats in this year’s toughest re-election races raised more than twice as much as their Republican opponents during the first quarter of 2018, while the GOP burned resources on primary
Brexit Bulletin: A Concession and a Nudge

Brexit Bulletin: A Concession and a Nudge

Today in Brexit: The EU is offering the U.K. a say in trade policy if it agrees to stay in the customs union, seeking to address one of the disadvantages of the idea.

Social Democrats Edge Socialist Rivals in Greenland Vote

The social-democratic Siumut party of outgoing prime minister Kim Kielsen won the most votes in parliamentary elections held in Greenland, a scarcely populated dependency of Denmark rich in untapped

Man Who Tried to Get Trump’s Tax Data Sentenced to 18 Months in Prison

Baton Rouge, La. (AP) -- A Louisiana private investigator was sentenced Wednesday to 18 months in prison for repeatedly trying to electronically access Donald Trump's federal tax information several
Macron’s Pitch to Trump on a ‘New’ Iran Deal Surprises EU Allies

Macron’s Pitch to Trump on a ‘New’ Iran Deal Surprises EU Allies

French President Emmanuel Macron is pushing the limits of international diplomacy, as his last-ditch appeal to salvage the Iran nuclear deal wrong-footed European allies and was met with intransigence
EU Ready to Give U.K. a Say on Trade in Customs Union

EU Ready to Give U.K. a Say on Trade in Customs Union

The European Union would be prepared to offer Britain a better trade deal than the one it gave Turkey if it decides to stay in the customs union after Brexit, and would listen to U.K. views on trade
Pentagon Watchdog Faults World Bank’s $10 Billion Afghan Effort

Pentagon Watchdog Faults World Bank’s $10 Billion Afghan Effort

A Pentagon watchdog faulted the World Bank and Afghanistan’s government for failing to shield billions of dollars in aid from potential waste or misuse, saying that long-identified weaknesses remain
Survivor of Media Purge Spins Turkish Reality Into Global Gold

Survivor of Media Purge Spins Turkish Reality Into Global Gold

Nobody surfs the murky waters between politics and the media in Turkey better than Acun Ilicali, a self-described risk junkie who’s quickly emerged as a global force in reality television.
New Dreamers May Be Coming as Trump Loses Another DACA Fight

New Dreamers May Be Coming as Trump Loses Another DACA Fight

Yet another federal court has prohibited the Trump administration from ending the Obama-era program offering protection from deportation for hundreds of thousands of children of undocumented
Macron Tries to Sell Trump on New Iran Deal

Macron Tries to Sell Trump on New Iran Deal

Erik Brattberg, director of the Europe program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, discusses French President Macron's state visit and the Iran nuclear deal. He speaks on "Bloomberg
Where Trump's Scorn for Iran Nuclear Deal Could Lead: QuickTake

Where Trump's Scorn for Iran Nuclear Deal Could Lead: QuickTake

U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during the National Prayer Breakfast in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018. Trump urged a more just and peaceful world, praised the military and U.S.
Tim Cook Is Among Guests at Trump’s First State Dinner

Tim Cook Is Among Guests at Trump’s First State Dinner

Apple Chief Executive Officer Tim Cook, leveraged buy-out billionaire Henry Kravis and Blackstone Group CEO Stephen Schwarzman were among the guests Tuesday at the first state dinner of Donald Trump’s
Rep. Jeffries Says Cambridge Analytica Whistleblower Painted 'Frightening' Picture

Rep. Jeffries Says Cambridge Analytica Whistleblower Painted 'Frightening' Picture

Representative Hakeem Jeffries, a Democrat from New York, discusses Cambridge Analytica whistleblower Christopher Wylie's meeting with members of Congress, Facebook's data security woes, and
Trump’s Veterans Affairs Pick Is Planning to Fight for Confirmation, Sources Say

Trump’s Veterans Affairs Pick Is Planning to Fight for Confirmation, Sources Say

President Donald Trump’s nominee to lead the Veterans Affairs Department plans to pursue confirmation despite a review that a Senate committee opened into allegations of improper behavior and
Four Months Later, Democrats Still Fiercely Oppose the GOP Tax Law

Four Months Later, Democrats Still Fiercely Oppose the GOP Tax Law

A Senate hearing Tuesday indicated the politics of the tax overhaul haven’t changed since it passed in December, with Republicans singing its praises as an economist booster and Democrats torching it
Kushners' Loan for Troubled N.J. Site Backed by Web Lender

Kushners' Loan for Troubled N.J. Site Backed by Web Lender

The company owned by the family of presidential son-in-law Jared Kushner says Jersey City, New Jersey, a Democratic stronghold, is blocking its plan to build two towers because of politics and hinted