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Bridgegate Prosecutor Fishman Gets Crisis Job at Arnold & Porter

Bridgegate Prosecutor Fishman Gets Crisis Job at Arnold & Porter

Paul Fishman, New Jersey’s former top federal prosecutor, has joined Arnold & Porter, where he will lead the law firm’s crisis management and strategic response team, according to a statement by
Navy Weighs Buying Two More Costly Carriers in One Big Contract

Navy Weighs Buying Two More Costly Carriers in One Big Contract

The U.S. Navy is exploring whether it can achieve significant savings in parts and labor by buying its next two aircraft carriers together instead of individually, the service’s top weapons buyer
South Africa Tax Chief Threatens Legal Action Over Job

South Africa Tax Chief Threatens Legal Action Over Job

South African Revenue Service Commissioner Tom Moyane will seek a legal interdict against Cyril Ramaphosa if the president does not stop trying to remove him from the tax agency, according to people
GOP Loses Last-Ditch Bids to Block Pennsylvania Voting Map

GOP Loses Last-Ditch Bids to Block Pennsylvania Voting Map

Republicans lost two last-ditch court challenges to a new Pennsylvania congressional voting map, ensuring that Democrats will get to run in more favorable districts in the state as they try to take

Trump Promises ‘Major News Conference’ on U.S. Drug Prices

President Donald Trump said he’ll hold a news conference in about a month on drug prices, and his health secretary said the administration will seek discounts from “middlemen” in the industry.
U.S. Offers Trade Relief for Help in Pressuring China, Source Says

U.S. Offers Trade Relief for Help in Pressuring China, Source Says

The Trump administration is pressing countries to ally with the U.S. in pushing back against Chinese trade policies in exchange for relief from American tariffs on steel and aluminum, according to a
Trump Calls for Death Penalty for Some Drug Dealers in Opioid Plan

Trump Calls for Death Penalty for Some Drug Dealers in Opioid Plan

President Donald Trump proposed seeking the death penalty for some drug dealers, complimented a Clinton Foundation program that provides free overdose drugs to schools, and pledged to boost research
Actress Cynthia Nixon Challenges Cuomo for New York Governor

Actress Cynthia Nixon Challenges Cuomo for New York Governor

Actress Cynthia Nixon, who won a 2004 Emmy award for playing single lawyer Miranda Hobbes in HBO’s “Sex and the City,” is reaching for a new role. She plans to challenge New York Governor Andrew Cuomo
McDonald’s Wants to End Potential Landmark Workplace Case

McDonald’s Wants to End Potential Landmark Workplace Case

Lawyers for employees who say they were fired for seeking higher wages claim the NLRB is trying to avoid a pro-worker precedent.
For Newest Lawyer, Trump Picks Fierce Critic of Mueller's Probe

For Newest Lawyer, Trump Picks Fierce Critic of Mueller's Probe

Donald Trump is adding lawyer Joseph diGenova to the legal team defending him in Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian election meddling, after the president lashed out at the special counsel
May's Conservatives Face Worst-Ever Showing in London Local Vote

May's Conservatives Face Worst-Ever Showing in London Local Vote

Theresa May’s Conservative Party faces its worst-ever showing in local elections in London this year, as the unpopularity of Brexit with the city’s younger and more international population weighs on
Rep. Stewart Says Trump Shouldn't Fire Mueller

Rep. Stewart Says Trump Shouldn't Fire Mueller

Rep. Chris Stewart, a Utah Republican, discusses President Donald Trump's criticism of Special Counsel Robert Mueller and his investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election with Bloomberg's
Corporate America Warns Trump Against Broad-Based China Tariffs

Corporate America Warns Trump Against Broad-Based China Tariffs

U.S. companies from Walmart to Amazon are warning President Donald Trump that any sweeping trade action against China could raise consumer prices, increase costs for businesses and hurt stock prices.
Tillerson’s Firing Is Likely to Delay Push to Resolve Qatar Crisis

Tillerson’s Firing Is Likely to Delay Push to Resolve Qatar Crisis

Rex Tillerson’s abrupt firing as secretary of state last week will likely undermine the latest U.S. push to resolve a nine-month standoff between Qatar and a Saudi-led alliance, viewed by the Trump
Pennsylvania Republicans Lose Late Push to Block Voting Map

Pennsylvania Republicans Lose Late Push to Block Voting Map

A federal court backed Pennsylvania’s redrawn congressional voting map, making it likely that borders friendlier to Democrats will be in place for the midterm election as the party seeks to retake the
Trump Prohibits U.S. Purchases of Venezuelan Cryptocurrency

Trump Prohibits U.S. Purchases of Venezuelan Cryptocurrency

President Donald Trump banned U.S. purchases of a cryptocurrency the Venezuelan government is rolling out.
Trump-Sessions Relationship at Crossroads After President’s Attack on Mueller

Trump-Sessions Relationship at Crossroads After President’s Attack on Mueller

President Donald Trump’s aides are watching for two key encounters this week, according to two people familiar with the situation.
AT&T Merger Trial Opens With Fight Over Internal Documents

AT&T Merger Trial Opens With Fight Over Internal Documents

The U.S. antitrust trial against AT&T Inc.’s proposed takeover of Time Warner Inc. opened with clashes over whether the Justice Department should be allowed to introduce internal company documents
Crisis Deepens in Norway as Showdown Heads to Parliament Vote

Crisis Deepens in Norway as Showdown Heads to Parliament Vote

A majority in Norway’s parliament signaled it will try to oust the nation’s justice minister after a controversial Facebook post, in a move that will probably force Prime Minister Erna Solberg to put
With Trump and Putin, Role of EU Now ‘More Important Than Ever’

With Trump and Putin, Role of EU Now ‘More Important Than Ever’

One of the European Union’s most prominent political figures said the bloc won’t tolerate attacks on international standards intended to protect legal trade and human rights.