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Gowdy Opens Congressional Probe of Former Trump Aide’s Clearance

Gowdy Opens Congressional Probe of Former Trump Aide’s Clearance

The chairman of the House’s main investigative committee ramped up pressure on White House chief of staff John Kelly with a letter seeking answers.
Senators Push Pared-Down Immigration Plan to Break Stalemate

Senators Push Pared-Down Immigration Plan to Break Stalemate

A bipartisan Senate group tentatively agreed on a trimmed-down immigration proposal Wednesday that would allow citizenship for young undocumented immigrants and provide $25 billion for a border wall
Ignoring Obamacare Rules, Idaho ‘Freedom’ Plans Come With Limits

Ignoring Obamacare Rules, Idaho ‘Freedom’ Plans Come With Limits

After Idaho’s Republican governor promised to find creative ways to get around Obamacare, one health plan in the state plans to offer skimpy coverage that may violate many of the law’s protections for
Trump Surprises Lawmakers With Support For Gasoline Tax Hike

Trump Surprises Lawmakers With Support For Gasoline Tax Hike

President Donald Trump surprised a group of lawmakers Wednesday by saying he would support a 25-cent-per-gallon increase in federal gasoline and diesel taxes to help pay for upgrading American roads,
What Boris Johnson’s Brexit Speech Tells Us About U.K. Politics

What Boris Johnson’s Brexit Speech Tells Us About U.K. Politics

U.K. Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson set out his personal vision for Brexit in a speech that nodded loyally to Theresa May’s leadership but contained enough mischief to challenge her authority.
Porter Scandal Continues to Haunt General John Kelly

Porter Scandal Continues to Haunt General John Kelly

White House Chief of Staff John Kelly faces increasing scrutiny over his handling of domestic violence allegations against a former top aide to President Donald Trump after the FBI offered an account
Who's Fighting and Why in What's Left of Syria's War: QuickTake

Who's Fighting and Why in What's Left of Syria's War: QuickTake

The original battles in Syria’s civil war are drawing to a bloody end, yet new fronts have opened as local, regional and even global powers try to stake out positions in anticipation of a post-war
Gulf States Pledge Billions to Rebuild Iraq After Islamic State Defeat

Gulf States Pledge Billions to Rebuild Iraq After Islamic State Defeat

Gulf nations pledged billions of dollars in financial support to help Iraq rebuild after its war to defeat Islamic State, in what may be an effort to weaken Iranian influence there.
AT&T Is Probing White House Influence in Time Warner Case

AT&T Is Probing White House Influence in Time Warner Case

AT&T Inc. wants to show political tampering as it seeks evidence about whether President Donald Trump influenced the Justice Department’s decision to sue to block the company’s proposed
Rep. Womack Says Trump Budget Proposal 'Never Balances'

Rep. Womack Says Trump Budget Proposal 'Never Balances'

Rep. Steve Womack, a Republican from Arkansas, discusses the congressional budget negotiation process and the impact of U.S. deficit spending on bond markets. He speaks with Bloomberg’s David Westin
Shooting Outside NSA Headquarters Ends With One Injured

Shooting Outside NSA Headquarters Ends With One Injured

Several people were taken to hospitals after a shooting on Wednesday at the Maryland headquarters of the National Security Agency, although no injuries were attributed to gunfire.
Mercenaries Hurt in U.S. Syria Strikes Treated at Russian Defense Hospitals

Mercenaries Hurt in U.S. Syria Strikes Treated at Russian Defense Hospitals

Scores of Russian mercenaries wounded in U.S. strikes in Syria are being treated at Defense Ministry hospitals.
Ukrainian Opposition Leader Saakashvili Flies to Netherlands

Ukrainian Opposition Leader Saakashvili Flies to Netherlands

Ukrainian opposition leader Mikheil Saakashvili flew to the Netherlands, his wife's home country, on Wednesday after being ejected from Ukraine into neighboring Poland.
Tillerson Says Kushner’s Mideast Peace Plan Is ‘Well Advanced’

Tillerson Says Kushner’s Mideast Peace Plan Is ‘Well Advanced’

The Trump administration’s Middle East peace plan is “fairly well advanced,” Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Wednesday.
Macron Kicks French Press Corps Out of Elysee Palace

Macron Kicks French Press Corps Out of Elysee Palace

Emmanuel Macron is evicting the presidential press corps from the Elysee Palace.
Zuma Calls South African ANC’s Push for Him to Resign ‘Unfair’

Zuma Calls South African ANC’s Push for Him to Resign ‘Unfair’

South African President Jacob Zuma said the push by his ruling party for him to resign is “unfair,” in his first television interview since the African National Congress decided to replace him as the
German SPD to Back Merkel Coalition to Halt Slump, Left Says

German SPD to Back Merkel Coalition to Halt Slump, Left Says

The German Social Democratic Party rank and file will likely back another grand coalition with Chancellor Angela Merkel in a vote next month to try to halt a slump in their support, a senior lawmaker
Zuma Remains Defiant as South Africa's ANC Moves to Oust Him

Zuma Remains Defiant as South Africa's ANC Moves to Oust Him

The noose tightened on South African President Jacob Zuma as the ruling African National Congress said it’s preparing to hold a vote of no confidence in him on Thursday, after the police went raided
Can Netanyahu Weather the Latest Bribery Storm?

Can Netanyahu Weather the Latest Bribery Storm?

Israel's longest-serving prime minister since its founding father has seemed to have nine lives. He may need a tenth.

South Africa’s ANC to Proceed With No-Confidence Motion Against Zuma

South Africa’s ruling African National Congress to proceed with a no-confidence motion against President Jacob Zuma, Bloomberg News reports.