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Rep. Louie Gohmert on Tax Bill, Government Shutdown

Rep. Louie Gohmert on Tax Bill, Government Shutdown

On "Bloomberg Markets," Congressman Louie Gohmert, a Republican from Texas, discusses the tax bill and a potential government shutdown. (Source: Bloomberg)
Wall Street to Get More Help on Stress Tests in New Fed Proposal

Wall Street to Get More Help on Stress Tests in New Fed Proposal

The Federal Reserve is responding to years of complaints over its stress tests for the biggest banks with a proposal to “significantly” open the curtain on how the famously hard-to-predict exams work.
After Wavering, White House Says U.S. to Attend Winter Olympics

After Wavering, White House Says U.S. to Attend Winter Olympics

White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders confirmed U.S. plans to go to the 2018 Winter Olympics shortly after raising questions about whether American athletes would participate in the games in South
Polish Finance Minister Promoted to PM in Government Shakeup

Polish Finance Minister Promoted to PM in Government Shakeup

Poland’s ruling Law & Justice party is turning to a western-educated banker to sell the vision to its allies.
New Jersey Congressmen Push for SALT Deduction

New Jersey Congressmen Push for SALT Deduction

Democratic Congressman Josh Gottheimer and Republican Congressman Leonard Lance, both from New Jersey, discuss tax reform and their bipartisan push to preserve the state and local tax deduction in the
The GOP Must Crack These Four Tax Bill Disagreements

The GOP Must Crack These Four Tax Bill Disagreements

The effort will fail if just three Republican senators vote no.
Trump to Release Infrastructure Plan in January, Official Says

Trump to Release Infrastructure Plan in January, Official Says

President Donald Trump plans to keep pushing his legislative agenda in 2018 by releasing his long-promised infrastructure proposal in early January, a senior administration official said.
Mueller’s Investigation Just Got Some Insurance

Mueller’s Investigation Just Got Some Insurance

The Flynn plea makes it difficult for Trump to can the special counsel without inviting charges of a cover-up and sparking a constitutional crisis.
Turkish Banker Case Takes Odd Turn as Zarrab Sued for Rape

Turkish Banker Case Takes Odd Turn as Zarrab Sued for Rape

The trial against a Turkish banker accused of laundering money for Iran took a bizarre turn as the U.S. government’s star witness was sued for rape by a man who says he was a fellow inmate in a New
Morgan Stanley Fires Ex-Lawmaker Harold Ford Jr. After Misconduct Probe

Morgan Stanley Fires Ex-Lawmaker Harold Ford Jr. After Misconduct Probe

Morgan Stanley fired former Congressman Harold Ford Jr. after conducting an investigation into harassment, making him the most prominent Wall Street figure to lose his job after an accusation of
Pruitt Questions EPA Finding That Climate Change Is Health Risk

Pruitt Questions EPA Finding That Climate Change Is Health Risk

The Obama administration rushed an analysis that found climate change is a risk to human health and welfare, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt said, offering a justification
Moelis Says He’s Concerned New York City May Lose Its Allure With Tax Changes

Moelis Says He’s Concerned New York City May Lose Its Allure With Tax Changes

Ken Moelis, who runs a namesake investment bank in New York, said the city may lose its attraction if state and local tax deductions are slashed because professionals in many culture-focused
Osborne ‘Hopeful’ Lawmakers Will Push May to a Soft Brexit

Osborne ‘Hopeful’ Lawmakers Will Push May to a Soft Brexit

Britain is likely to end up going for a softer Brexit, because there aren’t enough parliamentary votes for anything else, former Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne said.
Germany's SPD Backs Talks in Signal of Possible Coalition

Germany's SPD Backs Talks in Signal of Possible Coalition

Germany’s Social Democratic leaders secured an endorsement from the restive party base to begin talks with Chancellor Angela Merkel, the strongest signal yet that the SPD will consider a re-run of a
Liberia’s Supreme Court Says Runoff Vote Should Go Ahead

Liberia’s Supreme Court Says Runoff Vote Should Go Ahead

Liberia’s Supreme Court told the electoral commission to proceed with organizing the final round of presidential elections that was initially scheduled Nov. 7 but put on hold to probe allegations of

Trump Administration Praises Honduras Amid Election Crisis

Amid a deepening electoral crisis in Honduras, the administration of President Donald Trump on Thursday certified the country's progress in protecting human rights and attacking corruption.
Sen. Al Franken Says He'll Resign in Coming Weeks

Sen. Al Franken Says He'll Resign in Coming Weeks

Senator Al Franken, a Democrat from Minnesota, announced hat he intends to resign in the coming weeks following allegations of misconduct. He spoke Thursday on the Senate floor. (Source: Bloomberg)
Rep. Black Sees U.S. Avoiding Government Shutdown

Rep. Black Sees U.S. Avoiding Government Shutdown

Rep. Diane Black, chair of the House Budget Committee and a Republican from Tennessee, talks about the threat of a government shutdown, military funding, and progress on combining the House and Senate
Republicans Raise Specter of Anti-Trump Political Bias at FBI

Republicans Raise Specter of Anti-Trump Political Bias at FBI

House Republicans Thursday questioned whether political bias against Donald Trump has infected the FBI in what appeared to be a mounting attack to undermine a criminal investigation into possible
Canada Courts Labor Leaders With U.S. Resisting Nafta Proposals

Canada Courts Labor Leaders With U.S. Resisting Nafta Proposals

The Canadian government is meeting with some of the country’s biggest labor groups to discuss Nafta as talks on the deal are set to resume.