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Pentagon Sees Broader Role for Nuclear Weapons

Pentagon Sees Broader Role for Nuclear Weapons

Escalating global threats from Russia to North Korea mean the U.S. military’s regional commanders must update war plans to incorporate the use -- in the most dire circumstances -- of nuclear weapons,
Venezuela's Socialist Party Nominates Maduro for Re-Election

Venezuela's Socialist Party Nominates Maduro for Re-Election

Venezuela’s ruling Socialist Party nominated President Nicolas Maduro as its candidate for elections expected before the end of April.
GOP Releases Memo Saying FBI Abused Power in Russia Probe

GOP Releases Memo Saying FBI Abused Power in Russia Probe

House Republicans released a controversial memo that says the FBI and Justice Department mislead a surveillance court judge. Bloomberg's Sahil Kapur reports on "Bloomberg Markets: Balance of Power."
Brexit Hardliner Rees-Mogg Attacks Hammond in Escalating War

Brexit Hardliner Rees-Mogg Attacks Hammond in Escalating War

The war within Theresa May’s Conservative Party intensified as Brexit hardliner Jacob Rees-Mogg accused Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond of overseeing a plot to keep the U.K. inside the
Fact-Checking the GOP Russia Memo

Fact-Checking the GOP Russia Memo

House Republicans released a controversial memo that raises questions about how the FBI and Justice Department handled the Russia investigation.
Trump Approves Release of Disputed GOP Memo on Handling of Russia Probe

Trump Approves Release of Disputed GOP Memo on Handling of Russia Probe

Bloomberg's Sahil Kapur reports on the release of a Republican memo that Democrats have dismissed as a contrived account intended to protect the president. He speaks on "Bloomberg Markets." (Source:
GOP Plans to Put Tax Cuts at Forefront of 2018 Campaign

GOP Plans to Put Tax Cuts at Forefront of 2018 Campaign

Trump’s low approval ratings and historical trends suggest they’ll lose seats in the midterms.
EU Willing to Discuss Citizens Rights After Brexit, Official Says

EU Willing to Discuss Citizens Rights After Brexit, Official Says

The European Union may be willing to discuss residency rights for EU citizens arriving in the U.K. after Brexit, a senior EU official said.
Trump Created More Jobs Than Previously Reported. So Did Obama

Trump Created More Jobs Than Previously Reported. So Did Obama

President Donald Trump, who frequently boasts that he’s creating jobs, has another statistic to tout: Annual data revisions released Friday by the Labor Department showed the economy actually added
GOP Releases Disputed Memo Saying FBI Misled Judge in Trump Case

GOP Releases Disputed Memo Saying FBI Misled Judge in Trump Case

FBI and Justice Department officials got a warrant to spy on a Trump campaign associate by misleading a surveillance court judge, House Republicans contend in a newly released memo that Democrats have
Russian Firm Tied to Trump Tower Meeting Ordered to Pay $5.9 Million

Russian Firm Tied to Trump Tower Meeting Ordered to Pay $5.9 Million

A Russian-backed company involved in a decade-long drama that touched the highest levels of the U.S. and Russian governments must hand over $5.9 million that it had agreed to pay to avoid a trial in
U.S. Blames China for Supporting Venezuela Into Economic Spiral

U.S. Blames China for Supporting Venezuela Into Economic Spiral

China’s role in Venezuela, including oil-for-loan deals, is partly to blame for the South American country’s shrinking economy and the international community will probably shoulder the costs, U.S.
Trump Says He Sent GOP Russia Memo Back to House for Release

Trump Says He Sent GOP Russia Memo Back to House for Release

President Donald Trump said he had sent back to Congress a Republican memo accusing leadership of the FBI and Justice Department of misconduct, which the House is expected to release later on Friday.

Trump on Memo: 'A Lot of People Should Be Ashamed of Themselves'

Washington (AP) -- Trump on newly declassified GOP memo alleging FBI abuses: 'A lot of people should be ashamed of themselves'
Gary Cohn on Jobs, Wages, Markets, Fed Vice Chair

Gary Cohn on Jobs, Wages, Markets, Fed Vice Chair

U.S. National Economic Council Director Gary Cohn discusses the January jobs report, markets and the next Fed Vice Chair. He speaks with Bloomberg's Jonathan Ferro on "Bloomberg Markets: The Open."
U.S. Broadens Sanctions Against Hezbollah, ‘Iran’s Primary Proxy’

U.S. Broadens Sanctions Against Hezbollah, ‘Iran’s Primary Proxy’

The U.S. Treasury broadened sanctions on Friday targeting Hezbollah’s financial network in the Middle East and Africa in a bid to crack down on revenue streams the U.S. says the group uses to fund
Trump Isn’t to Thank for the Stock Market’s Boom, Barclays Says

Trump Isn’t to Thank for the Stock Market’s Boom, Barclays Says

“Buoyant capital markets primarily reflect economic forces already in motion rather than any change of political personnel.”
Togo Opposition to Halt Protests as Regional Mediators Arrive

Togo Opposition to Halt Protests as Regional Mediators Arrive

Togo’s opposition has agreed to suspend protests to allow West African mediators to resolve a months-long political crisis.
Trump’s Trade Tariffs: You Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet

Trump’s Trade Tariffs: You Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet

Solar panels and washing machines were just the start.