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Panel Still Waiting for Twitter’s Answers in Russia Probe, Warner Says

Panel Still Waiting for Twitter’s Answers in Russia Probe, Warner Says

The Senate Intelligence Committee is still waiting on Twitter to answer questions in the committee’s Russia investigation, the panel’s top Democrat said.
Former Sen. Lieberman Says Iran Run by 'Bunch of Thugs'

Former Sen. Lieberman Says Iran Run by 'Bunch of Thugs'

Former Connecticut Senator Joe Lieberman, chairman of United Against Iran, discusses the Trump administration's policy towards Iran. He speaks with Bloomberg's Kevin Cirilli on "Bloomberg Markets."
Trump Says Running Against Oprah Would Be ‘a Lot of Fun’

Trump Says Running Against Oprah Would Be ‘a Lot of Fun’

President Donald Trump said he’d welcome a re-election challenge from fellow billionaire Oprah Winfrey.
Trump Narrows Immigration Debate in Bid to Break Stalemate

Trump Narrows Immigration Debate in Bid to Break Stalemate

President Donald Trump indicated he’s willing to split contentious immigration proposals into two stages, providing protections for young immigrants known as dreamers and increasing border security,
Joe Arpaio Says He’ll Run for U.S. Senate Seat in Arizona

Joe Arpaio Says He’ll Run for U.S. Senate Seat in Arizona

Former Arizona sheriff Joe Arpaio has announced he plans to run for the U.S. Senate seat now held by Jeff Flake.
Trump to Crash Davos Party of Global Elites

Trump to Crash Davos Party of Global Elites

President Donald Trump will dominate the Davos forum as no U.S. leader has before: a provocateur-in-chief practiced at tweaking the elites who’ll gather later this month to celebrate the global order

Theresa May Gives Brexit Backer Suella Fernandes a Government Job

Theresa May bought the loyalty of one of the most influential Tory Brexit campaigners, giving Suella Fernandes a new job as a government minister in the Department for Exiting the European Union.
Scalise Says He'll Have New Surgery Resulting From Shooting

Scalise Says He'll Have New Surgery Resulting From Shooting

House Majority Whip Steve Scalise says he will undergo surgery Wednesday as part of his recovery from last June's shooting at a baseball practice.
Trump to Order Better Access to Mental Health Care for Veterans

Trump to Order Better Access to Mental Health Care for Veterans

President Donald Trump will instruct federal agencies Tuesday to improve access to mental health care for veterans during the first year after they leave the armed forces, administration officials
Trump-Loving Farmers Let Him Know That They Love Free Trade Too

Trump-Loving Farmers Let Him Know That They Love Free Trade Too

They loved President Donald Trump at the American Farm Bureau Federation convention in Nashville, cheering during his speech and praising his policies. Well, most of them.
FBI Director Says Social Media Is ‘a Little More on My Radar’ Now

FBI Director Says Social Media Is ‘a Little More on My Radar’ Now

FBI Director Christopher Wray says social media is “a little more on my radar at the moment,” a wry reference to President Donald Trump’s frequent tweets denigrating the agency he heads and its role
Lawmakers Send Christie Bill Offering Amazon Tax Breaks for HQ

Lawmakers Send Christie Bill Offering Amazon Tax Breaks for HQ

New Jersey lawmakers on their final voting day of the lame-duck session sent outgoing Governor Chris Christie measures to boost pensions for some elected officials and offer Amazon.com Inc. tax breaks
Sen. Gardner on Immigration, Infrastructure, Marijuana

Sen. Gardner on Immigration, Infrastructure, Marijuana

Senator Cory Gardner, a member of the Senate Budget Committee and a Republican from Colorado, discusses immigration reform, infrastructure, and how federal and state law applies to marijuana
North Korea Wins Olympics Trip, But Discord Remains Over Nuclear Weapons

North Korea Wins Olympics Trip, But Discord Remains Over Nuclear Weapons

North Korea’s chief negotiator Ri Son Gwon struck a jovial tone as he sat down on Tuesday morning for his country’s first formal talks with South Korea in more than two years.
Tunisia's PM Urges Calm as Austerity Protests Turn Deadly

Tunisia's PM Urges Calm as Austerity Protests Turn Deadly

Tunisia’s premier called for calm on Tuesday and promised that economic hardships would ease next year after the country’s main opposition party urged Tunisians to step up demonstrations against
‘Historic’ Tax Cuts Axed as Denmark’s Anti-Immigrants Set Agenda

‘Historic’ Tax Cuts Axed as Denmark’s Anti-Immigrants Set Agenda

Denmark’s prime minister is abandoning what could have been the biggest tax cuts in a generation after the party he relies on for political survival said it would only back the plan if rules on
South Africa Lawmakers' Committee to Meet on Impeachment Rules

South Africa Lawmakers' Committee to Meet on Impeachment Rules

A South African parliamentary committee will hold two days of meetings to deliberate on rules to deal with the removal of a president.
Oprah ‘Intrigued’ But Not Planning Presidential Bid, Friend Says

Oprah ‘Intrigued’ But Not Planning Presidential Bid, Friend Says

Oprah Winfrey is not actively considering a run for president in 2020 but has been “intrigued” by the buzz sparked by her impassioned speech at the Golden Globes on Sunday, her friend Gayle King said
GOP Agenda Plagued by Multiple Distractions

GOP Agenda Plagued by Multiple Distractions

Bloomberg's Kevin Cirilli reports on the many distractions happening in Washington, while the budget battle continues on Capitol Hill. He speaks on "Bloomberg Surveillance." (Source: Bloomberg)