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Kushner Aide Josh Raffel Plans to Quit White House in Coming Months, Source Says

Kushner Aide Josh Raffel Plans to Quit White House in Coming Months, Source Says

Josh Raffel, a top White House spokesman whose portfolio included communications for Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump, is planning to depart the Trump administration, a person familiar with the matter
Trump’s Public Works Plan May Not Advance This Year, John Cornyn Says

Trump’s Public Works Plan May Not Advance This Year, John Cornyn Says

The Senate’s No. 2 Republican cast doubt on whether Congress will be able to enact President Donald Trump’s plan to upgrade U.S. public works this year, raising questions about whether a top
Trump Taps Digital Guru Parscale to Manage Re-Election Bid

Trump Taps Digital Guru Parscale to Manage Re-Election Bid

President Donald Trump has tapped his former digital director Brad Parscale to be campaign manager for his 2020 re-election campaign. Bloomberg Businessweek's Joshua Green reports on "Bloomberg
Xi’s Power Trip Could Change China

Xi’s Power Trip Could Change China

The president may now be in office for a long time. Is he on the right side of history?
Flawed Survey Threatens Abe’s Plan to Fight Japan’s Labor Shortage

Flawed Survey Threatens Abe’s Plan to Fight Japan’s Labor Shortage

An error-ridden survey is hampering what Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has called a "historic" bid to combat a labor shortage in the rapidly aging nation by making workplaces more flexible.
Ex-Australia PM Rudd Isn't Surprised Xi Abolished Term Limits

Ex-Australia PM Rudd Isn't Surprised Xi Abolished Term Limits

Former Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd discusses Chinese President Xi Jinping's grip on power. He joins David Westin and Shery Ahn on "Bloomberg Markets: Balance of Power." (Source: Bloomberg)
Lindsey Graham Warns Iran Is Testing Trump and Israel Is Preparing for War

Lindsey Graham Warns Iran Is Testing Trump and Israel Is Preparing for War

Senator Lindsey Graham said Iran is testing President Donald Trump and warned Israel was preparing to start a war in southern Lebanon over an Iranian-backed Hezbollah rocket factory.
Northern Trust's McDonald Only Sees Two Rate Hikes This Year

Northern Trust's McDonald Only Sees Two Rate Hikes This Year

Jim McDonald, Northern Trust chief investment strategist, gives his 2018 outlook for the Federal Reserve. He speaks with Julia Chatterley and Scarlet Fu on "Bloomberg Markets." (Source: Bloomberg)
Mnuchin Seeks $400M From Congress to Implement Tax Changes

Mnuchin Seeks $400M From Congress to Implement Tax Changes

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin discusses the IRS and implementing tax policy at a U.S. Chamber of Commerce event in Washington on Tuesday. (Source: Bloomberg)
Kim Jong-Un Traveled on Fake Brazilian Passport, Report Says

Kim Jong-Un Traveled on Fake Brazilian Passport, Report Says

North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un used an illegally obtained Brazilian passport to apply for visas to western countries in the 1990s, according to European security services sources quoted by Reuters.
The Takeaways From Powell's Testimony Before the House

The Takeaways From Powell's Testimony Before the House

Bloomberg's Mike McKee recaps Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell's testimony before the House Financial Services Committee. He speaks on "Bloomberg Markets: Balance of Power." (Source: Bloomberg)
GOP Rep. French Hill Says Inflation Is Biggest Thief for Working People

GOP Rep. French Hill Says Inflation Is Biggest Thief for Working People

Republican Congressman French Hill of Arkansas discusses Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell's testimony to Congress, inflation, the Volcker Rule and the budget on "Bloomberg Markets: Balance of
Polish Team Heads to Israel to Discuss Holocaust Law Crisis

Polish Team Heads to Israel to Discuss Holocaust Law Crisis

A Polish government team is traveling to Israel to de-escalate a crisis surrounding a new Holocaust law criminalizing suggestions that Poland bears any responsibility for the mass murder of Jews
Trump's Biofuel Summit With Senators Ends Without Agreement

Trump's Biofuel Summit With Senators Ends Without Agreement

Donald Trump’s meeting with senators warring over the future of a program designed to boost biofuels ended without a breakthrough Tuesday.
Tight-Fisted Putin Has Russia Out of Sync With Brazil Rating

Tight-Fisted Putin Has Russia Out of Sync With Brazil Rating

The dueling judgments handed down by rating companies this year suggest the uncanny recent resemblance between Russia and Brazil may not last.
Kushner Loses Top-Level Security Clearance in Kelly Crackdown, Source Says

Kushner Loses Top-Level Security Clearance in Kelly Crackdown, Source Says

Jared Kushner, President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser, can no longer attend some meetings of the National Security Council, see the highly classified President’s Daily Brief or
Mulvaney Says His CFPB Is Keeping Elizabeth Warren Up at Night

Mulvaney Says His CFPB Is Keeping Elizabeth Warren Up at Night

If Senator Elizabeth Warren is worrying about the fate of financial regulation, she has only herself to blame, acting CFPB Director Mick Mulvaney said Tuesday.
Striking West Virginia Teachers to Return to Class Thursday

Striking West Virginia Teachers to Return to Class Thursday

West Virginia's teachers striking for the fourth day over low pay and rising insurance costs say state legislators are failing to learn their history and civics lessons.
Lawmaker: Georgia GOP Working to Mend Delta Rift Over NRA

Lawmaker: Georgia GOP Working to Mend Delta Rift Over NRA

Republican gubernatorial candidates in Georgia are leading calls to punish Delta Air Lines for cutting business ties with the National Rifle Association.
Congo Hits Back After Botswana Blames President for Crisis

Congo Hits Back After Botswana Blames President for Crisis

The Democratic Republic of Congo reacted angrily to Botswana’s claim that President Joseph Kabila’s decision to remain in power is stoking instability in the vast central African nation.