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CIA Defends Haspel’s Role in Destruction of Tapes

CIA Defends Haspel’s Role in Destruction of Tapes

The Central Intelligence Agency declassified a 2011 memo by then-Deputy Director Michael Morell on his decision not to discipline Gina Haspel for her role in destroying tapes of detainee
Drugmaker Group Sets Lobbying Record

Drugmaker Group Sets Lobbying Record

The main trade group for U.S. drug manufacturers and pharmaceutical companies set a record for lobbying spending in the first three months of 2018.
Uber Sets Lobbying Record in Washington After Leadership Changes

Uber Sets Lobbying Record in Washington After Leadership Changes

Uber spent a record on federal lobbying in the first three months as it seeks to emerge from a series of scandals and change gears in Washington under new leadership.
Mnuchin Urges IMF to ‘Step Up to the Plate’ in Fair Trade Debate

Mnuchin Urges IMF to ‘Step Up to the Plate’ in Fair Trade Debate

U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin urged the International Monetary Fund to do more to help address the world’s economic imbalances, as a fund official suggested the Trump administration is going
Michael Cohen’s Other Woe: Mounting Unpaid Taxes on New York Cabs

Michael Cohen’s Other Woe: Mounting Unpaid Taxes on New York Cabs

Taxicab companies owned by Michael Cohen or family members just got hit with nearly $80,000 in new claims for unpaid taxes, according to records filed in New York.
Trump’s Oil Rant Misses New Reality: High Prices Can Help, Too

Trump’s Oil Rant Misses New Reality: High Prices Can Help, Too

President Donald Trump may have a problem with oil prices being “very high,” but a decline would be a mixed bag for the U.S. economy, thanks to the boom in American energy production.
Senators Press Google and Twitter for Answers on Privacy

Senators Press Google and Twitter for Answers on Privacy

The chief executive officers of Google and Twitter may be next to follow Mark Zuckerberg into a gauntlet of congressional hearings.
Judge in Stormy Daniels Case Prods Cohen to Cite Fifth Amendment

Judge in Stormy Daniels Case Prods Cohen to Cite Fifth Amendment

A Los Angeles federal judge postponed ruling on a request by President Donald Trump and his lawyer, Michael Cohen, to halt the lawsuit by adult film star Stormy Daniels.
FBI Is Barring McCabe From Proving He Told the Truth, Lawyer Says

FBI Is Barring McCabe From Proving He Told the Truth, Lawyer Says

The FBI is barring former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe from releasing interview transcripts and other evidence, his lawyer said.
Mueller Should be 'Left Alone to Do His Job,' Rep. Costello Says

Mueller Should be 'Left Alone to Do His Job,' Rep. Costello Says

Rep. Ryan Costello, a Pennsylvania Republican, discusses the DNC lawsuit, special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe, and the 2018 midterms. He speaks with Bloomberg's Kevin Cirilli and Shery Ahn on
Nafta Ministers to Meet Again as Elections Put Pressure on Talks

Nafta Ministers to Meet Again as Elections Put Pressure on Talks

Nafta talks will continue through the weekend before ministers regroup Tuesday, as negotiations take on new urgency while Mexico cautions nothing is imminent.
U.S.-China Trade Impasse Shows No Signs of Easing

U.S.-China Trade Impasse Shows No Signs of Easing

Global finance chiefs hoping to defuse trade tensions aren’t making much headway at meetings in Washington so far, even as they pressure the U.S. and China to refrain from any sudden unilateral
Labour Not Ruling Out Second Brexit Referendum, McDonnell Says

Labour Not Ruling Out Second Brexit Referendum, McDonnell Says

The U.K. opposition Labour Party hasn’t ruled out giving its support to a second Brexit referendum, its Treasury spokesman John McDonnell said.
France Says West Should Engage With China on Trade, Not Provoke

France Says West Should Engage With China on Trade, Not Provoke

French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire said western leaders should try to avoid antagonizing China in conversations about the imbalances in global trade.
DNC Sues Trump Campaign, WikiLeaks, Russia Over Election Interference

DNC Sues Trump Campaign, WikiLeaks, Russia Over Election Interference

The Democratic National Committee sued Russia, the Trump campaign and WikiLeaks claiming widespread interference in the 2016 election as part of a "brazen attack on American democracy."
Via Twitter, Trump Turns Into Cross-Asset Strategist-in-Chief

Via Twitter, Trump Turns Into Cross-Asset Strategist-in-Chief

Who wants to be commander-in-chief when you can be chief asset strategist for global financial markets?
Elizabeth Warren to Black Voters: ‘All Our Fights Are Interconnected’

Elizabeth Warren to Black Voters: ‘All Our Fights Are Interconnected’

Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren says the racism and bigotry that shaped housing policies for generations is still preventing African-Americans from owning homes.
Sarah Jessica Parker Calls Cynthia Nixon’s Run ‘Exciting’

Sarah Jessica Parker Calls Cynthia Nixon’s Run ‘Exciting’

Cynthia Nixon's quest for the governorship of New York state has at least one high-profile fan excited.
Trump Told Putin He’d Visit Moscow After U.S. Talks, Lavrov Says

Trump Told Putin He’d Visit Moscow After U.S. Talks, Lavrov Says

Donald Trump told Vladimir Putin he’d visit Moscow as he extended an invitation to the Kremlin leader to hold talks in Washington, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said.
Protectionism and Debt Are Biggest Threats to World Economy, EU Says

Protectionism and Debt Are Biggest Threats to World Economy, EU Says

The biggest threats to global economic growth are government debt and protectionist leanings, European Union economy commissioner Pierre Moscovici said.