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U.S. Sees ‘Much Work’ to Revising South Korea Free-Trade Pact

U.S. Sees ‘Much Work’ to Revising South Korea Free-Trade Pact

A reach stacker transports a container at the Sun Kwang Newport Container Terminal (SNCT) in Incheon New Port in Incheon, South Korea, on Monday, Sept. 4, 2017. President Donald Trump said he would
House Aims to Pass Revised Surveillance Bill as Deadline Looms

House Aims to Pass Revised Surveillance Bill as Deadline Looms

House leaders intend to take another stab next week at advancing a long-term extension of a program for conducting foreign surveillance that is about to expire, but there are opponents on both sides
Royal Handouts Cheer Saudis But Show Struggle to Revamp Economy

Royal Handouts Cheer Saudis But Show Struggle to Revamp Economy

The Kingdom Tower, operated by Kingdom Holding Co., right, stands on the skyline above the King Fahd highway in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, on Monday, Nov. 28, 2016. Photographer: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg
White House Demands for Immigration Bill Rejected by Democrats

White House Demands for Immigration Bill Rejected by Democrats

Democrats rejected a Trump administration proposal for $18 billion over 10 years for a wall at the U.S.-Mexico border, including 722 miles of new and replacement barriers, the latest development in a
U.S. Delays Payment for Palestinians After Trump Tweet, Sources Say

U.S. Delays Payment for Palestinians After Trump Tweet, Sources Say

The U.S. has delayed paying about $125 million to the United Nations agency that serves Palestinian refugees, said two people familiar with the matter, after President Donald Trump vented his
Twitter Says Blocking Leaders Would Hamper Global Discussion

Twitter Says Blocking Leaders Would Hamper Global Discussion

Twitter Inc. defended its decision to allow U.S. President Donald Trump’s controversial tweets to remain on the service, saying that blocking a world leader or removing their tweets “would hide
Ex-Trump Manager Lewandowski to Meet With House's Russia Probe

Ex-Trump Manager Lewandowski to Meet With House's Russia Probe

Corey Lewandowski, President Donald Trump’s former campaign manager, will be interviewed next week by lawmakers investigating Russian interference in the 2016 election, according an official familiar
Haley's Iran Session at UN Prompts Envoys to Defend Nuclear Deal

Haley's Iran Session at UN Prompts Envoys to Defend Nuclear Deal

U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley called an emergency session of the United Nations Security Council on Friday to focus on deadly protests in Iran, but the hearing didn’t go as planned.
Ex-SEC Enforcement Chief Khuzami Named No. 2 N.Y. Prosecutor

Ex-SEC Enforcement Chief Khuzami Named No. 2 N.Y. Prosecutor

The Trump Justice Department pressed ahead with a leadership makeover atop the federal prosecutor’s office that oversees Wall Street, naming a former Securities and Exchange Commission enforcement
Trump Tax Reform Has States Hungry for Lower Utility Bills

Trump Tax Reform Has States Hungry for Lower Utility Bills

It’s been less than a month since Congress approved a sweeping tax overhaul and states are already champing at the bit to get a piece of the action.
New Questions Arise About Sessions' Recusal

New Questions Arise About Sessions' Recusal

President Donald Trump directed top White House lawyer Don McGahn to persuade Attorney General Jeff Sessions not to recuse himself last spring from the Justice Department’s investigation into Russian
Senior Treasury Official McGahn to Leave Post, Return to Capitol Hill

Senior Treasury Official McGahn to Leave Post, Return to Capitol Hill

Shannon McGahn, the wife of the White House’s top lawyer, is leaving her senior post at the Treasury Department to return to what may be a short-term job on Capitol Hill.
What a New Trade Agreement With South Korea May Look Like

What a New Trade Agreement With South Korea May Look Like

Bloomberg's Sarah McGregor discusses President Donald Trump's proposed changes to the U.S.-South Korea free trade agreement with Bloomberg's David Westin and Shery Ahn on "Bloomberg Markets: Balance
GOP Senators Ask Justice Department for Criminal Probe of Trump Dossier Author

GOP Senators Ask Justice Department for Criminal Probe of Trump Dossier Author

Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley asked the Justice Department to investigate whether the author of a disputed dossier on Donald Trump made false statements to federal investigators, prompting
New Jersey's Incoming Governor Joins Tax Fight as Cohn Hints at Pushback

New Jersey's Incoming Governor Joins Tax Fight as Cohn Hints at Pushback

New Jersey’s governor-elect joined a chorus of leaders in Democratic states who are proposing workarounds for their residents to avoid new caps on state and local tax deductions, even as a top Trump
EPA Chief Interested If Attorney General Job Opens Up, Source Says

EPA Chief Interested If Attorney General Job Opens Up, Source Says

Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt has told associates he’d be willing to lead the Justice Department should the position become available, according to two people familiar
These States Are Projected to Gain House Seats After 2020 Census

These States Are Projected to Gain House Seats After 2020 Census

States in the South and West will gain representatives in the U.S. House after the 2020 census at the expense of states in the Northeast and Midwest, according to a new study.
Job Gains in Trump's First Year Were Solid But Not the Greatest

Job Gains in Trump's First Year Were Solid But Not the Greatest

Donald Trump vowed during his 2016 campaign for president that he would be “the greatest jobs president that God ever created.” Employment data released Friday show that the economy added 2.06 million
Days After Trump Aviation Safety Tweet, FAA Chief to Depart

Days After Trump Aviation Safety Tweet, FAA Chief to Depart

The U.S. agency overseeing aviation safety loses its chief at midnight Saturday, days after President Donald Trump took credit in a tweet for the airlines’ safest year on record.
Trump Needs a Miracle to Win His 2017 Trade-Deficit Battle

Trump Needs a Miracle to Win His 2017 Trade-Deficit Battle

President Donald Trump almost certainly failed in his mission to shrink the U.S. trade deficit last year.