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Protests in Iran Put Rouhani on the Spot

Protests in Iran Put Rouhani on the Spot

The president must navigate between the people and the ayatollahs and contend with forces outside his control, such as sluggish foreign investment—and Donald Trump.
State Governments Are Already Gaming the Republican Tax Overhaul

State Governments Are Already Gaming the Republican Tax Overhaul

If state lawmakers succeed in working around the new cap on SALT deductions, federal tax collectors would miss out on revenue they’re depending on to fund the corporate tax cuts at the center of the
Virginia Republican Wins Election After His Name Is Drawn From a Bowl

Virginia Republican Wins Election After His Name Is Drawn From a Bowl

A Republican won a Virginia state House of Delegates race so close that its outcome was determined by pulling his name out of a ceramic bowl Thursday.
Mike Pompeo Is the Anti-Tillerson

Mike Pompeo Is the Anti-Tillerson

The CIA chief and former Tea Party Republican from Kansas is everything Trump likes in an appointee—decisive, combative, and loyal.
Trump Steps Up Efforts to Check China Influence in Latin America

Trump Steps Up Efforts to Check China Influence in Latin America

The Trump administration is pushing back against China’s efforts to boost its economic ties with Latin America, as the rivalry intensifies between the world’s two largest economies.
Ohio Voter Challenges Election Roll Purge in Supreme Court Clash

Ohio Voter Challenges Election Roll Purge in Supreme Court Clash

Larry Harmon got a surprise when he went to his Kent, Ohio, polling place for a 2015 local election: He was no longer registered and couldn’t vote.
Iran Protests Could Give Trump an Advantage on Nuclear Deal

Iran Protests Could Give Trump an Advantage on Nuclear Deal

A wave of protests against the Iranian government is adding new urgency to President Donald Trump’s deliberations over whether to rip up the nuclear deal with Tehran that he has long threatened to
Trump’s Break With Bannon Over Book Forces GOP to Choose Sides

Trump’s Break With Bannon Over Book Forces GOP to Choose Sides

Steve Bannon pledged his continued support of Donald Trump after the president’s forceful denunciation of his former chief strategist finalized a political divorce that is forcing a reckoning within
Fannie-Freddie Overhaul Might Mint Hedge Fund Riches, Losses

Fannie-Freddie Overhaul Might Mint Hedge Fund Riches, Losses

They’ve lost in court. They’ve been rebuffed by government agencies. Now, the fates of hedge funds and other investors in mortgage-finance giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac could lie with an old
As Chaos and Despair Grow in Libya, Qaddafi Son Plans Comeback

As Chaos and Despair Grow in Libya, Qaddafi Son Plans Comeback

The fugitive son and onetime heir apparent of Libya’s late Muammar Qaddafi is planning a comeback.
Brexit Bulletin: Bluffing?

Brexit Bulletin: Bluffing?

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Job Market Has Delivered for Trump, But 2018 May Be Tougher

Job Market Has Delivered for Trump, But 2018 May Be Tougher

The U.S. job market performed better than economists expected during President Donald Trump’s first full year in office. Repeating such gains may be considerably tougher in 2018.
This Could Be the Month of Reckoning for Trump's Trade Agenda

This Could Be the Month of Reckoning for Trump's Trade Agenda

President Donald Trump’s tough talk on trade could be reaching a moment of truth.
White House Bans Staff From Using Personal Mobile Phones at Work

White House Bans Staff From Using Personal Mobile Phones at Work

The White House stands in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Tuesday, May 16, 2017. President Donald Trump defended wanting to share terrorism intelligence with Russian officials in a White House meeting last
North Korea Reopens Border Hotline

North Korea Reopens Border Hotline

Kim Jong Un has ordered the reopening of the cross-border hotline with South Korea, paving the way for discussions about next month's winter Olympics. Bloomberg's Peter Pae reports on "Bloomberg
Trump Dissolves Commission Examining Voter Fraud Claims

Trump Dissolves Commission Examining Voter Fraud Claims

President Donald Trump dissolved the election integrity commission he had charged with delving into his claims of widespread voter fraud in the 2016 presidential election. The White House said states
Five-Year Brexit Transition Funding to Help U.K. Farmers Adjust

Five-Year Brexit Transition Funding to Help U.K. Farmers Adjust

The U.K. government will extend its Brexit transition regime to help farmers cope with the loss of European Union subsidies when the country leaves the bloc in 2019 in a move that will add billions of
Tories Don't Want Second Brexit Vote, But Many in Labour Do

Tories Don't Want Second Brexit Vote, But Many in Labour Do

The overwhelming majority of members of Prime Minister Theresa May’s Conservative Party don’t want there to be a second referendum on Britain’s EU membership, according to a survey published Thursday.
North Korea's Kim Exploits Weak Links in U.S.-South Korea Ties

North Korea's Kim Exploits Weak Links in U.S.-South Korea Ties

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un may not really have a nuclear button on his desk, but he has found a way to undermine the unity of his two principal foes: South Korea and the U.S.