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Trump Thanks Kanye West for ‘Dragon Energy’ Tweet. Yes, Really

Trump Thanks Kanye West for ‘Dragon Energy’ Tweet. Yes, Really

President Donald Trump thanked rapper Kanye West for sharing his “dragon energy” on Wednesday, a thing that really happened.
It's Aimed at Trump, But Macron's Nuclear Rescue Needs Iran Too

It's Aimed at Trump, But Macron's Nuclear Rescue Needs Iran Too

French President Emmanuel Macron’s trip to Washington is just the public face of what’s been an intensive effort by European leaders to rescue the nuclear deal with Iran from U.S. President Donald
Scandals Keep Hitting Japan's Finance Ministry, With Abe at Risk

Scandals Keep Hitting Japan's Finance Ministry, With Abe at Risk

The day after playing golf with Donald Trump this month, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe was no doubt looking forward to some good press to bolster his falling approval rating. Instead, most papers
Trudeau Under Fire for Funding Kinder Morgan Pipeline Opponents

Trudeau Under Fire for Funding Kinder Morgan Pipeline Opponents

Justin Trudeau’s government isn’t doing anything to make his job easier.
Sessions Won't Say If He's Recused From Probe of Trump's Lawyer

Sessions Won't Say If He's Recused From Probe of Trump's Lawyer

Attorney General Jeff Sessions refused Wednesday to say whether he’s recused himself from involvement in the Justice Department’s investigation into President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer, Michael
OMB's Mulvaney Draws Bipartisan Criticism Over Lobbyist Comments

OMB's Mulvaney Draws Bipartisan Criticism Over Lobbyist Comments

Republicans and Democrats expressed outrage Wednesday over a statement by White House Budget Director Mick Mulvaney that when he was a congressman he gave priority access to lobbyists who donated to
Federal Prosecutor in N.Y. Wins Term Extension From Judge

Federal Prosecutor in N.Y. Wins Term Extension From Judge

A federal judge extended the term of the prosecutor whose office is investigating President Donald Trump’s lawyer.
Trump Tax Revamp Threatens to Make Gas Pipelines Pay $18.5 Billion

Trump Tax Revamp Threatens to Make Gas Pipelines Pay $18.5 Billion

Pipeline owners led by Enbridge Inc. and Williams Cos. could be forced to refund as much as $18.5 billion to drillers, utilities and even United Airlines Inc. for upfront payments they charged
Here's a Scorecard of the Scott Pruitt Investigations

Here's a Scorecard of the Scott Pruitt Investigations

Scott Pruitt drew criticism from the moment President Donald Trump installed him at the helm of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, since the former Oklahoma attorney general had built his
Trump Veterans Pick Accused of Being Pill-Dispensing ‘Candyman’

Trump Veterans Pick Accused of Being Pill-Dispensing ‘Candyman’

President Donald Trump’s nominee to head the Veterans Affairs Department, Ronny Jackson, met with White House officials on Wednesday night as aides prepared for his possible withdrawal following
GOP Rep. Michael McCaul on Macron, Syria, DACA

GOP Rep. Michael McCaul on Macron, Syria, DACA

Rep. Michael McCaul, a Republican from Texas, discusses French President Macron's address to Congress, Iran, Syria, immigration, and the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. He speaks on
Rep. Zeldin Says U.S. Should Be Willing to Decertify Iran Deal

Rep. Zeldin Says U.S. Should Be Willing to Decertify Iran Deal

Rep. Lee Zeldin discusses French President Macron's proposed amendments to the Iran nuclear deal, and Macron's call for the U.S. to rejoin the Paris climate accord. He speaks with Bloomberg's Shery
Apple’s Tim Cook Meets With Trump in Oval Office

Apple’s Tim Cook Meets With Trump in Oval Office

Apple Inc. Chief Executive Officer Tim Cook met with President Donald Trump in the Oval Office Wednesday amid a brewing trade war between the U.S. and China.
U.K. Chancellor Told to Get ‘Emotional’ Over Gender Pay Gap

U.K. Chancellor Told to Get ‘Emotional’ Over Gender Pay Gap

U.K. Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond reminded lawmakers why he’s nicknamed “Spreadsheet Phil” on Wednesday.
Macron Makes Case for New Iran Deal to Congress

Macron Makes Case for New Iran Deal to Congress

Bloomberg's Kevin Cirilli and Caroline Connan report on French President Emmanuel Macron's speech to Congress in which he addresses the Iran nuclear deal. They speak on "Bloomberg Markets: European
Tribalism in the Age of Trump

Tribalism in the Age of Trump

Jonah Goldberg, author of "Suicide of the West" and senior editor at National Review, discusses cabinet appointments in the Trump administration and the idea of politics as entertainment. He speaks on
Macron Says He's Sure U.S. Will Return to the Paris Climate Accord

Macron Says He's Sure U.S. Will Return to the Paris Climate Accord

French President Emmanuel Macron addresses the U.S. Congress about climate change. (Source: Bloomberg)
Trump-Macron Bromance in Full Swing on State Visit

Trump-Macron Bromance in Full Swing on State Visit

The latest installment of Donald Trump and Emmanuel Macron’s alpha male one-upmanship.
Pentagon Classifies Study of F-35 Jet’s Challenges in Pacific

Pentagon Classifies Study of F-35 Jet’s Challenges in Pacific

The Pentagon classified an assessment of the major challenges the Marine Corps encountered in deploying the U.S.’s first F-35 jets to the Pacific, according to a new Government Accountability Office
Brexit, Security and Rule of Law to Come Into Focus in EU Budget

Brexit, Security and Rule of Law to Come Into Focus in EU Budget

The European Union’s executive arm will kick off a political battle next week over the bloc’s post-Brexit budget by urging reductions in farm and regional aid to allow for more spending on security.