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Trump Deflects Questions About a Possible Mueller Interview

Trump Deflects Questions About a Possible Mueller Interview

President Donald Trump declined to say Wednesday whether he would agree to a possible interview request from Special Counsel Robert Mueller, who’s investigating Russia meddling in last year’s
Trump Insists Wall Has to Be Part of Any Immigration Deal

Trump Insists Wall Has to Be Part of Any Immigration Deal

President Donald Trump on Wednesday reiterated his stance that he would not sign a deal to protect young immigrants from deportation if it doesn’t include funding for a border wall.
Trump Calls U.S. Libel Laws a 'Sham and a Disgrace'

Trump Calls U.S. Libel Laws a 'Sham and a Disgrace'

President Donald Trump discusses U.S. libel laws and the proposed changes to health care during comments to reporters at the White House. (Source: Bloomberg)
Canada Raises Alarm on Trump Leaving Nafta

Canada Raises Alarm on Trump Leaving Nafta

Canadian government officials said there’s an increasing likelihood U.S. President Donald Trump will give six-months’ notice to withdraw from Nafta, dragging down the loonie, yields on government
Trump Plans Extension of Iran Sanctions Waivers, Official Says

Trump Plans Extension of Iran Sanctions Waivers, Official Says

U.S. President Donald Trump plans to extend waivers on sanctions against Iran that were required as part of a 2015 nuclear deal, according to an administration official familiar with the matter.
Billionaire Steyer Aims to Help Democrats Win Control of House

Billionaire Steyer Aims to Help Democrats Win Control of House

Billionaire environmental activist Tom Steyer, founder of NextGen America, discusses his $30 million pledge to help Democrats win congressional seats in 2018. He speaks with David Westin and Shery Ahn
Murphy Plans Purge of Christie’s New Jersey Transit Allies

Murphy Plans Purge of Christie’s New Jersey Transit Allies

Some of Governor Chris Christie’s allies, hired as New Jersey Transit senior staff while safety jobs went unfilled and reliability slipped, have been asked to resign by Democrat Phil Murphy’s incoming
‘Star Wars’ References Stripped From Pentagon Memo on Cloud Computing

‘Star Wars’ References Stripped From Pentagon Memo on Cloud Computing

The memo was recalled because “it was issued in error,” according to Shanahan’s spokesman, Navy Captain Jeff Davis.
Ex-Trade Rep. Hills Says U.S. Would Also Lose If Nafta Killed

Ex-Trade Rep. Hills Says U.S. Would Also Lose If Nafta Killed

Former U.S. Trade Representative Carla Hills discusses the state of Nafta talks. She speaks with Bloomberg's David Westin and Shery Ahn on "Bloomberg Markets: Balance of Power." (Source: Bloomberg)
Chamber's Donohue Says Pulling Out of Nafta Will Spur Crisis

Chamber's Donohue Says Pulling Out of Nafta Will Spur Crisis

Tom Donohue, U.S. Chamber of Commerce president and chief executive officer, discusses U.S. trade policy with Bloomberg's David Westin on "Bloomberg Markets: Balance of Power." (Source: Bloomberg)
Rep. Cuellar Says Immigration Bill Will Have Border Security

Rep. Cuellar Says Immigration Bill Will Have Border Security

Rep. Henry Cuellar, a Texas Democrat, discusses the future of U.S. immigration policy with Bloomberg's Shery Ahn and David Westin on "Bloomberg Markets: Balance of Power." (Source: Bloomberg)
U.S. Chamber of Commerce CEO on Tax Overhaul and Nafta Talks

U.S. Chamber of Commerce CEO on Tax Overhaul and Nafta Talks

Tom Donohue, U.S. Chamber of Commerce president and chief executive officer, discusses the GOP tax overhaul and the state of Nafta talks. He speaks with Bloomberg's David Westin on "Bloomberg Markets:
Manafort Sued by Russian Billionaire Deripaska Over TV Deal

Manafort Sued by Russian Billionaire Deripaska Over TV Deal

President Donald Trump’s former campaign manager Paul Manafort was sued by a company tied to Russian billionaire Oleg Deripaska, who claims he was defrauded after giving $18.9 million to Manafort to
Trump Expects $4 Trillion to 'Pour Into' U.S. After Tax Overhaul

Trump Expects $4 Trillion to 'Pour Into' U.S. After Tax Overhaul

President Donald Trump discusses the economic impact of tax reform and the decline in unemployment during comments to reporters at the White House. (Source: Bloomberg)

About-Face Tweet on Florida Drilling May Backfire on U.S. Agency

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke just handed offshore drilling foes ammunition for lawsuits by declaring the Florida coast off limits.
Trump Calls for ‘Strong Look’ at Libel Laws After Critical Book

Trump Calls for ‘Strong Look’ at Libel Laws After Critical Book

President Donald Trump called for a "strong look at our country’s libel laws" after the publication of a book that depicted him as an inept leader of a dysfunctional White House.
Democrats Ask Mnuchin to Weigh In on the Trump Family’s Finances

Democrats Ask Mnuchin to Weigh In on the Trump Family’s Finances

Steve Bannon’s newly published jab at fellow presidential adviser Jared Kushner’s “greasy” finances is fueling a fresh round of questions by House Democrats about potential financial crimes by members
House Republicans Hitting Exits at Twice the Pace of Democrats

House Republicans Hitting Exits at Twice the Pace of Democrats

California Republican Darrell Issa said Wednesday he won’t seek re-election this year, bringing the number of House GOP members who have left or are leaving in this election cycle to 38.
Trump Says He Doesn't Expect U.S. to Fight War With North Korea

Trump Says He Doesn't Expect U.S. to Fight War With North Korea

President Donald Trump promised South Korean President Moon Jae-in that he wouldn’t attack North Korea while the two Asian nations hold negotiations.
Trump's Plan to Scrap DACA Program Blocked by Judge

Trump's Plan to Scrap DACA Program Blocked by Judge

President Donald Trump's plan to end the so-called Dreamer program in March was temporarily blocked by a federal judge in San Francisco after Trump offered a potential outline for U.S. Immigration