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Lockheed Resists $119 Million in Fixes for Its $406 Billion F-35

Lockheed Resists $119 Million in Fixes for Its $406 Billion F-35

Lockheed Martin Corp. is contesting a repair bill of $119 million to $180 million on the $406.1 billion program to develop and build F-35 jets, according to Pentagon contract data.
Ted Cruz in Close Texas Senate Race, Poll Says

Ted Cruz in Close Texas Senate Race, Poll Says

Republican Senator Ted Cruz is confronting an increasingly close race for re-election in GOP-dominated Texas, according to a new poll.
Democrats Unified Against Trump But Torn on Election Agenda

Democrats Unified Against Trump But Torn on Election Agenda

Democrats are conflicted over the path back to power, caught between catering to its base or appealing to voters in Republican-leaning parts of the country. Bloomberg's Sahil Kapur reports on
White House Says Pompeo Opponents Are Undermining North Korea Talks

White House Says Pompeo Opponents Are Undermining North Korea Talks

The White House is urging Senate Democrats to back Mike Pompeo as secretary of state, arguing that failing to do so would undercut talks with North Korea after his recent meeting with Kim Jong Un.
Postal Board Nominees Willing to Challenge Trump in Amazon Feud

Postal Board Nominees Willing to Challenge Trump in Amazon Feud

Three of President Donald Trump’s nominees to the U.S. Postal Service’s board of governors say they’re willing to challenge the president in his feud with Amazon over how much it pays to mail
Senate Votes to Scrap CFPB Directive Targeting Auto-Lending Bias

Senate Votes to Scrap CFPB Directive Targeting Auto-Lending Bias

The U.S. Senate has moved to scrap a Consumer Financial Protection Bureau policy aimed at preventing discrimination in auto lending.
GOP Rep. Gosar on Supreme Court Immigration Ruling, House Leadership Race, Syria

GOP Rep. Gosar on Supreme Court Immigration Ruling, House Leadership Race, Syria

Republican Congressman Paul Gosar of Arizona, a member of the House Freedom Caucus, discusses a Supreme Court ruling on a federal immigration law that had been used to deport convicted criminals, the
House Panel Considers Ban on Killing Dogs and Cats for Meals

House Panel Considers Ban on Killing Dogs and Cats for Meals

Making a meal out of a dog or a cat may soon land you in jail.
Macron Heads to Washington With Iran Deal Hanging in the Balance

Macron Heads to Washington With Iran Deal Hanging in the Balance

French President Emmanuel Macron is cautious about his chances of convincing Donald Trump to stick with the Iran nuclear accord and doesn’t expect any breakthrough on his visit to the U.S. next week,
240 House Lawmakers Urge Ryan to Allow Immigration Votes

240 House Lawmakers Urge Ryan to Allow Immigration Votes

A bipartisan group of 240 U.S. House members have signed on to an effort to persuade Speaker Paul Ryan to let lawmakers debate four competing immigration bills and see which one can get the most
Lords Defeat May on Customs Union in Test of Brexit Plans

Lords Defeat May on Customs Union in Test of Brexit Plans

The U.K.’s upper house voted against a key part of Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit policy, inflicting a defeat on the government that could eventually push it toward keeping closer ties with the
One of These People May Get to See Trump’s Lawyer’s Secrets

One of These People May Get to See Trump’s Lawyer’s Secrets

Prosecutors and lawyers for Donald Trump’s lawyer, Michael Cohen, proposed a total of seven people who could fill the job of a “special master” to help review documents seized from him by the FBI.
White House to Investigate Pruitt’s $43,000 Secure Phone Booth

White House to Investigate Pruitt’s $43,000 Secure Phone Booth

The White House budget office is investigating the EPA’s spending of $43,000 on a secure phone booth for Administrator Scott Pruitt’s office.
Pompeo Trip to North Korea Sets Stage for Trump Summit

Pompeo Trip to North Korea Sets Stage for Trump Summit

Bloomberg's Bill Faries discusses U.S.-North Korea relations. He speaks with Mark Barton and Vonnie Quinn on "Bloomberg Markets: European Close." (Source: Bloomberg)
Corker Calls Trump’s Attacks on FBI and Justice Damaging to U.S.

Corker Calls Trump’s Attacks on FBI and Justice Damaging to U.S.

President Donald Trump’s repeated attacks on the FBI and the Justice Department could do irreparable harm to American democracy, Senator Bob Corker said.
Trump's SEC Proposes Obama-Era Broker Conflict Rules Rewrite

Trump's SEC Proposes Obama-Era Broker Conflict Rules Rewrite

The new approach will be unveiled Wednesday by the Securities and Exchange Commission.
Trump Has No Immediate Plan for New Russia Sanctions, Sources Say

Trump Has No Immediate Plan for New Russia Sanctions, Sources Say

The Trump administration has no immediate plans to impose more sanctions on Russia, two people familiar with the matter said.
HHS Secretary Azar Is Back in the Hospital for Intestinal Issue

HHS Secretary Azar Is Back in the Hospital for Intestinal Issue

U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar has been hospitalized for the second time in a week because of an intestinal issue, his office said Wednesday.
Ramaphosa Touts ‘New Dawn’ in South Africa to Lure $100 Billion

Ramaphosa Touts ‘New Dawn’ in South Africa to Lure $100 Billion

President Cyril Ramaphosa brought his branding of a “new dawn” in South Africa to London as he promised to unveil incentives to attract $100 billion in investment.