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GOP Lawmaker Seeks to More Than Double High-Skilled Visas

GOP Lawmaker Seeks to More Than Double High-Skilled Visas

Senator Orrin Hatch introduced a bill on Thursday that would more than double the maximum number of temporary visas offered to high-skilled workers from overseas.
Discord, Harmony as Trump Currency Quintet Refines Dollar Policy

Discord, Harmony as Trump Currency Quintet Refines Dollar Policy

The U.S. Treasury secretary has traditionally been the chief spokesman on currency policy, though President Donald Trump’s White House has demonstrated in the past 48 hours that the practice of one
Czechs to Pick President as Vote Shows Split on Russia, EU Ties

Czechs to Pick President as Vote Shows Split on Russia, EU Ties

The Czech Republic is deciding whether to re-elect pro-Russian President Milos Zeman for a second term or replace him with career academic Jiri Drahos, who has pledged to strengthen the country’s ties
Trump Racism Cited by NAACP in Suit Over Ending Haiti Program

Trump Racism Cited by NAACP in Suit Over Ending Haiti Program

The Trump administration’s plan to end a program protecting 58,000 Haitians from deportation is unconstitutional because it’s based on the president’s racist beliefs, a national civil rights group
Key Phase of Mueller Investigation Nears End

Key Phase of Mueller Investigation Nears End

Special Counsel Robert Mueller is moving at a far faster pace than previously known and appears to be wrapping up at least one key part of his investigation -- whether President Donald Trump
Trump Sets High Price for Democrats on Immigration Deal

Trump Sets High Price for Democrats on Immigration Deal

President Donald Trump offered Democrats a concession on immigration but at a price that so far they’ve been unwilling to accept.
Guggenheim Museum Offers Used, Solid-Gold Toilet to the Trumps

Guggenheim Museum Offers Used, Solid-Gold Toilet to the Trumps

New York (AP) -- Donald and Melania Trump wanted to borrow a Van Gogh painting from a New York museum for their White House private quarters. Instead, The Washington Post reports , the Guggenheim

Google Eyes Former Hillary Clinton Aide for Top Policy Job

Alphabet Inc.’s Google has reached out to Jake Sullivan, a former deputy chief of staff to Hillary Clinton at the State Department, in its search for a new head of international policy, according to
May Rebukes Hammond for Suggesting Only ‘Modest’ Brexit Changes

May Rebukes Hammond for Suggesting Only ‘Modest’ Brexit Changes

Prime Minister Theresa May’s office slapped down Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond after he said he hoped the U.K. economy would move only “very modestly apart” from the European Union after
Mueller Probe Moving at Faster Pace Than Expected

Mueller Probe Moving at Faster Pace Than Expected

Thompson & Knight's Robert Ray, former head of the Office of the Independent Counsel during Whitewater, discusses Special Counsel Robert Mueller's Russia probe on "Bloomberg Markets: Balance of
Debt Limit Unlikely to Rise in Feb. 8 Spending Bill, Cornyn Says

Debt Limit Unlikely to Rise in Feb. 8 Spending Bill, Cornyn Says

Congress is unlikely to raise the U.S. debt ceiling in a stopgap spending bill lawmakers need to pass by Feb. 8, and it may get pushed off until March as part of broader budget legislation, the
Cruz Blasts Citizenship Path for Dreamers Suggested by Trump

Cruz Blasts Citizenship Path for Dreamers Suggested by Trump

Senator Ted Cruz blasted the idea of giving young undocumented immigrants a path to citizenship, a day after President Donald Trump said he was open to the idea as part of immigration legislation
Soros Calls Trump Administration a 'Danger to the World'

Soros Calls Trump Administration a 'Danger to the World'

Billionaire investor George Soros comments on the Trump administration during a speech at the World Economic Forum's annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland. (Source: Bloomberg)
George Mitchell Calls Trump's Jerusalem Move 'Unwise, Premature'

George Mitchell Calls Trump's Jerusalem Move 'Unwise, Premature'

Former Senate Majority Leader George Mitchell discusses President Donald Trump's Jerusalem decision with David Westin and Shery Ahn on "Bloomberg Markets: Balance of Power." (Source: Bloomberg)
GOP Sen. Hoeven on Immigration, DACA, Border Wall

GOP Sen. Hoeven on Immigration, DACA, Border Wall

Republican Senator John Hoeven of North Dakota discusses immigration legislation and border security on "Bloomberg Markets: Balance of Power." (Source: Bloomberg)
George Soros Says Trump Administration Is ‘Danger to the World’

George Soros Says Trump Administration Is ‘Danger to the World’

George Soros said President Donald Trump is risking a nuclear war with North Korea and predicts that the groundswell of opposition he’s generated will be his downfall.
Trump Says Dollar to Strengthen, Mnuchin ‘Taken Out of Context’

Trump Says Dollar to Strengthen, Mnuchin ‘Taken Out of Context’

President Donald Trump declared that the dollar would continue to strengthen and that remarks made by his Treasury secretary suggesting support for a weaker U.S. currency the day before had been taken
Trump Hosts at Least 15 European Executives at Davos Dinner

Trump Hosts at Least 15 European Executives at Davos Dinner

President Donald Trump will host more than a dozen top executives from major European companies for dinner Thursday in Davos, Switzerland, according to a list released by the White House.
Corbyn Demands Emergency Budget to End U.K. Winter Health Crisis

Corbyn Demands Emergency Budget to End U.K. Winter Health Crisis

Theresa May should introduce an emergency budget to plow more funds into the U.K.’s ailing National Health Service, opposition Labour Party Leader Jeremy Corbyn will say on Thursday evening as he
Trump Offers Rare Glimpse of Hope on Nafta

Trump Offers Rare Glimpse of Hope on Nafta

President Donald Trump offered a positive outlook for the North American Free Trade Agreement after months of threatening to scrap the 24-year-old pact.