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Washington D.C. Gets $50 Million in Property-Tax Prepayments

Washington D.C. Gets $50 Million in Property-Tax Prepayments

Washington D.C.’s city government collected more than $50 million in prepayments of 2018 property taxes from about 7,500 taxpayers, said David Umansky, a spokesman for the city’s Chief Financial
Rep. Lance Weighs in on Steve Bannon, Midterm Elections

Rep. Lance Weighs in on Steve Bannon, Midterm Elections

Rep. Leonard Lance, a New Jersey Republican, comments on Steve Bannon and the outlook for the midterm elections. He speaks with Bloomberg's Shery Ahn and David Westin on "Bloomberg Markets: Balance of
Democrats Push for DACA Deal as Shutdown Deadline Looms

Democrats Push for DACA Deal as Shutdown Deadline Looms

Bloomberg's Kevin Cirilli discusses the Democrats' push for a DACA deal in the spending bill. He speaks with Bloomberg's David Westin and Shery Ahn on "Bloomberg Markets: Balance of Power." (Source:
Trump Tweet May Undermine U.S. in 'Dreamers' Deportation Suit

Trump Tweet May Undermine U.S. in 'Dreamers' Deportation Suit

A tweet by U.S. President Donald Trump is once again being used in court to try and undermine his immigration agenda -- this time against his plan to rescind the so-called Dreamers program protecting
Trump Says Bannon ‘Lost His Mind’ After Leaving White House

Trump Says Bannon ‘Lost His Mind’ After Leaving White House

President Donald Trump denounced his former top strategist, Steve Bannon, on Wednesday in a dramatic break from the man considered an architect of Trump’s populist campaign.
Trump Blasts Ex-Aide Bannon, Says He Has Lost His Mind

Trump Blasts Ex-Aide Bannon, Says He Has Lost His Mind

“Steve Bannon has nothing to do with me or my Presidency. When he was fired, he not only lost his job, he lost his mind,” President Trump says in emailed statement, Bloomberg News reports.Statement
Congress May Need Another Stopgap Even With a Budget Agreement

Congress May Need Another Stopgap Even With a Budget Agreement

Congressional leaders pursuing a deal to lift budget limits on defense and domestic spending face a Jan. 19 deadline that may force them to seek yet another a stopgap funding measure to avert an
Pentagon Contract Protests Aren't Frivolous, Rand Study Finds

Pentagon Contract Protests Aren't Frivolous, Rand Study Finds

The Defense Department’s process for buying weapons, goods and services isn’t being overwhelmed or delayed by frivolous contract protests filed by major defense contractors as critics have contended,
Trump Administration Will Seek UN Meeting on Iran Protests

Trump Administration Will Seek UN Meeting on Iran Protests

The Trump administration plans to ask the UN Human Rights Council to convene an emergency session on protests in Iran in which the U.S. believes 21 people have been killed and more than 1,000
Democrats Gain Ground in Senate With Arrival of Doug Jones

Democrats Gain Ground in Senate With Arrival of Doug Jones

Two new Democrats arrived in the U.S. Senate Wednesday, reducing the Republican majority to one vote and lifting the number of women in the chamber to a record level.
Harvard Professor Says Foreign Militaries Could Help With Venezuela’s Regime Change

Harvard Professor Says Foreign Militaries Could Help With Venezuela’s Regime Change

Harvard University Professor Ricardo Hausmann has a plan to halt Venezuela’s free-fall into an economic and humanitarian crisis for the ages, and it requires help from foreign militaries.
North Korea Speaks With Seoul as Trump Touts Nuke Button

North Korea Speaks With Seoul as Trump Touts Nuke Button

North Korea contacted authorities in Seoul over a hotline for the first time in about two years, paving the way for a thaw during the Winter Olympics despite U.S. President Donald Trump’s fresh taunts
Israeli Seen as Heir to Netanyahu Says Two-State Idea Is Over

Israeli Seen as Heir to Netanyahu Says Two-State Idea Is Over

An Israeli politician considered a leading candidate to succeed Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said world powers should stop trying to create a Palestinian state.
Iran’s Elite Guard Says Anti-Government Protests Are Over

Iran’s Elite Guard Says Anti-Government Protests Are Over

Thousands took part in pro-government rallies in Iran as the country’s powerful Revolutionary Guard Corps declared an end to the anti-establishment unrest that left about 20 people dead over the past
Suicide Bomber Strikes Mosque in Northeast Nigeria, Killing 14

Suicide Bomber Strikes Mosque in Northeast Nigeria, Killing 14

A suicide bomber killed 14 worshipers at a mosque in northeast Nigeria, a vigilante leader said, a day after Islamist militant group Boko Haram claimed responsibility for a string of attacks in a rare
Nigeria Loses Almost Half Its Power Output After Pipeline Fire

Nigeria Loses Almost Half Its Power Output After Pipeline Fire

A fire at a Nigerian pipeline interrupted gas supplies to companies generating more than 3,000 megawatts in Africa’s most populous nation, the government said.
New Year, Another Spending Fight in Washington

New Year, Another Spending Fight in Washington

Bloomberg’s Kevin Cirilli discusses shifts within the Trump administration and a looming government shutdown. He speaks with Tom Keene and Francine Lacqua on "Bloomberg Surveillance." (Source:
Iran's Poor Turn Against Its Ruling Clerics

Iran's Poor Turn Against Its Ruling Clerics

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MIT President Says Immigrant Travel Ban Will Hurt U.S. Economy

MIT President Says Immigrant Travel Ban Will Hurt U.S. Economy

If higher education is under attack from restrictive U.S. immigration policies, the president of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology considers it a personal battle.
US Airstrike in Somalia Destroys Vehicle Carrying Explosives

US Airstrike in Somalia Destroys Vehicle Carrying Explosives

Mogadishu, Somalia (AP) -- The U.S. military says it has carried out a drone strike in Somalia that killed two al-Shabab extremists and destroyed a vehicle carrying explosives, "preventing it from