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White House Says Trump Can Fire Mueller. Republicans Warn It’d Be a Mistake

White House Says Trump Can Fire Mueller. Republicans Warn It’d Be a Mistake

President Donald Trump has been advised he has authority to fire special counsel Robert Mueller, a White House spokeswoman said, as top Republicans in Congress warned that doing so may put his
No Evidence of Credible Threats Against Pruitt, Democrats Say

No Evidence of Credible Threats Against Pruitt, Democrats Say

Senate Democrats have obtained internal Environmental Protection Agency documents they say show no evidence of specific, credible, physical threats against Administrator Scott Pruitt.
Homeland Security Adviser Tom Bossert Set to Resign

Homeland Security Adviser Tom Bossert Set to Resign

Bloomberg's Kevin Cirilli reports on the resignation of U.S. Homeland Security Adviser Tom Bossert on "Bloomberg Markets." (Source: Bloomberg)
Sweden Democrats, Party With Neo-Nazi Roots, Tries to Soften Its Image

Sweden Democrats, Party With Neo-Nazi Roots, Tries to Soften Its Image

The anti-immigration Sweden Democrats may have shunned some of its more extreme members, but the party with neo-Nazi roots is still far from being welcomed by the establishment.
Trump Homeland Security Adviser Tom Bossert to Resign

Trump Homeland Security Adviser Tom Bossert to Resign

Bossert has served in the White House since Trump’s inauguration.
Sen. Kennedy Doesn't Want to Regulate Facebook

Sen. Kennedy Doesn't Want to Regulate Facebook

Sen. John Kennedy, a Republican from Louisiana, discusses Facebook Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg's upcoming testimony to Congress and possible regulation of social-media companies. He speaks
Sen. Thune Says Social Media Rules to Be Weighed 'Down the Road'

Sen. Thune Says Social Media Rules to Be Weighed 'Down the Road'

Senator John Thune, chairman of the Senate Commerce Committee and a Republican from South Dakota, discusses Facebook Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg's testimony on Capitol Hill and the
Russia Gas Link ‘Not Possible’ If Ukraine Is Harmed, Merkel Says

Russia Gas Link ‘Not Possible’ If Ukraine Is Harmed, Merkel Says

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said a new Russian natural-gas pipeline is impossible if it leaves Ukraine empty-handed.
Trump Cancels Trip to Peru Summit to Oversee Syria Response

Trump Cancels Trip to Peru Summit to Oversee Syria Response

President Donald Trump canceled a planned trip this weekend to South America where he was to participate in a summit with other Western Hemisphere leaders, the White House said, as he contemplates a
Harvard Poll of Young Voters Shows Democratic Energy for Midterms

Harvard Poll of Young Voters Shows Democratic Energy for Midterms

Young voters increasingly would prefer Democrats to control Congress, a poll released Tuesday by Harvard University’s Institute of Politics shows.
Cohen Asks Judge to Toss Stormy Daniels Defamation Claim

Cohen Asks Judge to Toss Stormy Daniels Defamation Claim

Michael Cohen asked a federal judge to throw out a defamation claim made against him by adult film star Stormy Daniels.
Turkish Leaders Reject Russia’s Call to Return Town to Assad’s Rule

Turkish Leaders Reject Russia’s Call to Return Town to Assad’s Rule

Turkey refused to heed a call from Russia to pull its troops from a northern Syrian town it seized from Kurdish militants.
Roger Stone: It's Time to Fire the FBI Director

Roger Stone: It's Time to Fire the FBI Director

Bloomberg’s Kevin Cirilli discusses the FBI raiding Trump's lawyer's office and what it could mean for the President. He speaks with Tom Keene on "Bloomberg Surveillance." (Source: Bloomberg)
U.A.E. Cabinet Passes Equal-Pay Legislation to Close Gender Gap

U.A.E. Cabinet Passes Equal-Pay Legislation to Close Gender Gap

The United Arab Emirates’ cabinet approved a bill guaranteeing equal pay for men and women as the Gulf nation strives to bring more females into its workforce.
The South’s Push to Resegregate Its Schools

The South’s Push to Resegregate Its Schools

North Carolina is the latest state to consider breaking up countywide school systems, endangering districts that are models of racial integration and economic stability.
Mueller Back in Trump’s Sights After Raid on Lawyer

Mueller Back in Trump’s Sights After Raid on Lawyer

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Ireland Dismisses Davis’s Sinn Fein Comments as ‘Nonsense’

Ireland Dismisses Davis’s Sinn Fein Comments as ‘Nonsense’

Ireland’s deputy prime minister assailed U.K. Brexit Secretary David Davis’ suggestion that Sinn Fein is influencing the Dublin government as “nonsense,” in the latest sign of tension between the two
New Congo Voting System Risks Election's Credibility, Groups Say

New Congo Voting System Risks Election's Credibility, Groups Say

The Democratic Republic of Congo began testing voting machines as part of a new system that civil-society groups said will undermine the credibility of long-awaited elections that seek to end the
Trump Ethanol Moves May Be Worse for Farmers Than Soy Tariff

Trump Ethanol Moves May Be Worse for Farmers Than Soy Tariff

Based on his own back-of-the-envelope calculations, Minnesota farmer Kirby Hettver could lose tens of thousands of dollars of earnings because of President Donald Trump.
Tycoon Shuts Down Print and Radio Outlets After Orban Win

Tycoon Shuts Down Print and Radio Outlets After Orban Win

A former Hungarian government ally-turned-opposition supporter shut down most of his news empire, in a sign that Prime Minister Viktor Orban’s overwhelming election victory may further weaken