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Justice Department Watchdog Faults McCabe for Lack of Candor

Justice Department Watchdog Faults McCabe for Lack of Candor

Former FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe lacked candor on four different occasions regarding his role in providing information to a news reporter about the FBI’s investigation into the Clinton
U.S. Standing Firm on Nafta Demands, Mexican Business Chief Says

U.S. Standing Firm on Nafta Demands, Mexican Business Chief Says

The Trump administration has stuck to five to six of its most controversial demands for changes to Nafta and needs to show flexibility in order to reach a final deal, according to the top
Congress Finds Itself a Bystander in Trump’s Decision on Striking Syria

Congress Finds Itself a Bystander in Trump’s Decision on Striking Syria

President Donald Trump’s decision to strike Syrian chemical sites left U.S. lawmakers in a familiar position: bystanders to American military involvement in a conflict zone.
Trump Lawyer Has Been Under Criminal Probe for Months, Prosecutors Say

Trump Lawyer Has Been Under Criminal Probe for Months, Prosecutors Say

A months-long investigation into President Donald Trump’s personal attorney Michael Cohen’s business dealings led to this week’s searches of Cohen’s residence, hotel room, office, safety deposit box
Trump Backs State-Level Marijuana Regulation, Lifting Pot Stocks

Trump Backs State-Level Marijuana Regulation, Lifting Pot Stocks

President Donald Trump endorsed letting states decide how to regulate marijuana, in a major boost for the legal pot industry.
U.S. Bolsters Naval Forces Near Syria as Tensions Remain High

U.S. Bolsters Naval Forces Near Syria as Tensions Remain High

The U.S. guided-missile destroyer USS Winston Churchill entered the Navy’s area of operations that includes the Mediterranean amid heightened tensions over a possible military strike against Syria.
Trump Lawyer Arranged GOP Fundraiser’s Payment to Playboy Model

Trump Lawyer Arranged GOP Fundraiser’s Payment to Playboy Model

Michael Cohen, the longtime personal lawyer to President Donald Trump who arranged a nondisclosure payment to porn actress Stormy Daniels, also helped a top Republican donor negotiate a payment to a
How Trump Could Fire Robert Mueller

How Trump Could Fire Robert Mueller

President Trump has reportedly tried twice to oust him. Here's how he could do it
Trump Pardons Cheney Aide Scooter Libby for Perjury in CIA Probe

Trump Pardons Cheney Aide Scooter Libby for Perjury in CIA Probe

President Donald Trump pardoned I. Lewis “Scooter” Libby for lying to investigators probing the leak of a CIA officer identity, offering official forgiveness to a conservative figure whom supporters
Ryan Endorses McCarthy as Successor While Conservatives Consider a Bid

Ryan Endorses McCarthy as Successor While Conservatives Consider a Bid

House Speaker Paul Ryan delivered a firm endorsement of Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy to succeed him as the House GOP leader next year as a group of conservative Republicans said they’re considering
Trump Firing Rosenstein Could Provoke a Legal Challenge

Trump Firing Rosenstein Could Provoke a Legal Challenge

Allies of President Donald Trump are campaigning for him to fire the man who oversees Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election, but such a move could
Rep. Rohrabacher Says There's No Solution for Syria Without Cooperation

Rep. Rohrabacher Says There's No Solution for Syria Without Cooperation

Republican Congressman Dana Rohrabacher of California discusses U.S.-Russia relations, and the response to an apparent chemical weapons attack in Syria. He speaks on "Bloomberg Markets: Balance of
Exxon Loses Again in Court Attempt to Dodge Climate Change Probe

Exxon Loses Again in Court Attempt to Dodge Climate Change Probe

Exxon Mobil suffered another legal defeat in its attempt to dodge state investigations into whether the company’s public comments about climate change misled investors for years.
Merkel and Macron Seek United Front on Trump Tariffs

Merkel and Macron Seek United Front on Trump Tariffs

Emmanuel Macron and Angela Merkel are seeking to lock in a united front against Donald Trump’s tariff threats.
Trump Weighs Risks of Conflict With Syria

Trump Weighs Risks of Conflict With Syria

Bloomberg's Sahil Kapur discusses possible U.S. action against Syria and how the Trump administration's decision may be influenced by their competing stated imperatives. He speaks with Vonnie Quinn on
Comey's Memoir Plays Differently in Fractured Media Landscape

Comey's Memoir Plays Differently in Fractured Media Landscape

Depending on where you get your news, former FBI director James Comey is either a “weak and untruthful slime ball” or author of “the most devastating, contemporaneous takedown of a sitting president
Trump Lawyer’s Bad Week Gets Worse With Confirmation of Criminal Probe

Trump Lawyer’s Bad Week Gets Worse With Confirmation of Criminal Probe

Michael Cohen’s bad week reached a crescendo Friday as federal prosecutors confirmed he’s a target of a criminal investigation and a judge ordered him to appear in court Monday with a list of his
House Clears Bill That Makes It Easier to Soften Volcker Rule

House Clears Bill That Makes It Easier to Soften Volcker Rule

The U.S. House passed legislation Friday that would make the Federal Reserve the sole regulator in charge of the Volcker Rule.
Pence’s Office Slips Up on Name of Peru’s Current President

Pence’s Office Slips Up on Name of Peru’s Current President

Guidance sent to the press by Mike Pence's office initially said the vice president would attend a banquet hosted by Peruvian President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski.
Trump Faces 'Historic Level of Obstruction,' Says White House's Short

Trump Faces 'Historic Level of Obstruction,' Says White House's Short

White House Director of Legislative Affairs Marc Short discusses Senate obstruction of Trump administration appointees, how trade tariffs may impact U.S. agriculture, and a review of the Trans-Pacific