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Utah's Hatch to Retire From Senate, Opening Door for Romney Bid

Utah's Hatch to Retire From Senate, Opening Door for Romney Bid

Senator Orrin Hatch of Utah, the longest-serving Republican senator in U.S. history and a leader of last year’s successful effort to rewrite the U.S. tax code, said he won’t seek an eighth term in
The Latest Developments in Mueller's Russia Probe

The Latest Developments in Mueller's Russia Probe

Bloomberg's Kevin Whitelaw discusses the latest developments in Special Counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation. He speaks with Bloomberg's David Westin and Shery Ahn on "Bloomberg Markets:
Trump's Demand for a Border Wall Splits GOP Lawmakers

Trump's Demand for a Border Wall Splits GOP Lawmakers

President Donald Trump is emphasizing his vow to build a wall at the U.S.-Mexico border and additional conditions for an immigration deal, as congressional leaders and White House officials plan a
Trump Takes Credit for Air Safety System Run by Obama Holdover

Trump Takes Credit for Air Safety System Run by Obama Holdover

President Donald Trump is taking credit for the safety of the U.S. aviation system even though it is being run by a holdover from the previous administration and has avoided any commercial passenger
Trump Keeps Focus on Infrastructure in 2018 Agenda

Trump Keeps Focus on Infrastructure in 2018 Agenda

President Donald Trump's plans for 2018 may come about sooner than later as certain aspects of his plans may need to be tied to a government funding bill that needs to be in place by Jan. 20.
Brazil’s President Is Recovering From an Infection After Surgery

Brazil’s President Is Recovering From an Infection After Surgery

Brazil’s President Michel Temer is recovering from a urinary tract infection from complications related to surgery last month, according to a member of his cabinet.
Targeted Minister Back at Work as Saudi Graft Purge Winds Down

Targeted Minister Back at Work as Saudi Graft Purge Winds Down

A prominent Saudi official detained in the kingdom’s declared crackdown on corruption has returned to work, joining the architect of the purge at a weekly meeting of the cabinet.
Iran Protests Accelerate Trump's Weighing of New Sanctions

Iran Protests Accelerate Trump's Weighing of New Sanctions

Deadly protests in Iran have intensified talks within the Trump administration about imposing fresh sanctions against the Islamic Republic, as the U.S. president seized on the crisis to justify his
Clifton Says Trump Delivered on Pro-Growth Promise

Clifton Says Trump Delivered on Pro-Growth Promise

Daniel Clifton, head of policy research at Strategas, discusses the Trump administration's impact on the U.S. economy. He speaks on "Bloomberg Daybreak: Americas." (Source: Bloomberg)
Former Treasury Secretary Lew Says Tax Cuts Will Leave the U.S. Broke

Former Treasury Secretary Lew Says Tax Cuts Will Leave the U.S. Broke

Former U.S. Treasury Secretary Jacob J. Lew said the Trump administration’s decision to add a significant amount of debt through last year’s tax legislation is leaving the country broke.
Ugandan Leader Signs ‘Life Presidency’ Legislation Into Law

Ugandan Leader Signs ‘Life Presidency’ Legislation Into Law

Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni signed a controversial law that abolishes an age limit of 75 for candidates seeking to lead the country, positioning him to potentially extend his three-decade rule.

How Iran’s Economic Strains Helped Stoke Protests

Demonstrations have erupted across Iran, sparked by discontent over rising living costs and broadening into rallies against the religious and security establishment. They come less than a year after
German Far-Right AfD Cries Censorship Over Anti-Muslim Tweets

German Far-Right AfD Cries Censorship Over Anti-Muslim Tweets

Alternative for Germany, a far-right opposition party that brands Chancellor Angela Merkel a traitor, accused the government of censorship after saying Twitter Inc. deleted derogatory comments about
2018 Feels Ripe for ‘Big Unexpected Crisis,’ Eurasia Group Says

2018 Feels Ripe for ‘Big Unexpected Crisis,’ Eurasia Group Says

This year could see a geopolitical crisis on the scale of the financial crash a decade ago, Eurasia Group warned in its annual outlook.
Potential Political Landmines Ahead for Trump in 2018

Potential Political Landmines Ahead for Trump in 2018

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There Aren’t Enough Vacancies for Trump to Push the Courts to the Right

There Aren’t Enough Vacancies for Trump to Push the Courts to the Right

President Donald Trump’s appointment of federal judges at a record pace may endear him to conservatives, but that alone won’t be enough to push the judiciary to the right.
Not-So-Happy New Year for U.K. Commuters as Fares Rise

Not-So-Happy New Year for U.K. Commuters as Fares Rise

London (AP) -- British commuters are facing stiff increases in rail fares on the first work day of the new year.
Trump’s Strategy to Knock Out North Korean Missiles Carries Risk

Trump’s Strategy to Knock Out North Korean Missiles Carries Risk

The Trump administration’s national security strategy calls for a more aggressive approach toward stopping a North Korean missile strike on the U.S.: knocking the weapons out prior to launch.
Taxes Could Help Canada Keep Its Legal Marijuana Prices in Check

Taxes Could Help Canada Keep Its Legal Marijuana Prices in Check

Justin Trudeau’s marijuana czar is warning that policy makers may need to adjust taxes to prevent prices from falling too low after legalization.
Trump, Congress Spoil for Fight With Shutdown Again at Stake

Trump, Congress Spoil for Fight With Shutdown Again at Stake

President Donald Trump and many Democrats and Republicans in Congress all enter the new year spoiling for a fight.