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Rep. Swalwell Wants Serious, Thorough Russia Probe

Rep. Swalwell Wants Serious, Thorough Russia Probe

Rep. Eric Swalwell, a California Democrat, discusses former national security adviser Michael Flynn agreeing to cooperate with prosecutors in Robert Mueller's Russia probe. He speaks with Bloomberg's
Iran Sanctions Trial Returns to Defendant After Flashy Detour

Iran Sanctions Trial Returns to Defendant After Flashy Detour

A Turkish banker is on trial in New York accused of helping Iran evade U.S. financial sanctions. But it’s his former co-defendant Reza Zarrab who has stolen the limelight.
Trump to Hold Rally Just Miles From Alabama Before Moore’s Election

Trump to Hold Rally Just Miles From Alabama Before Moore’s Election

President Donald Trump will hold a rally next week in Pensacola, Florida, his campaign committee said Friday -- just miles from Alabama and four days before that state holds a controversial special
Kushner Asked Flynn to Contact Russian Ambassador, Sources Say

Kushner Asked Flynn to Contact Russian Ambassador, Sources Say

Jared Kushner is the “very senior” member of the presidential transition team identified by Michael Flynn as having instructed him to reach out to Russia and several other countries last December,
Corbyn Signals Labour Could Be Open to Second Brexit Referendum

Corbyn Signals Labour Could Be Open to Second Brexit Referendum

U.K. Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn hinted that he could be open to holding a second referendum on Brexit as the consequences of leaving the European Union become clearer.
Economists Seem to Back Off Economic-Growth Claim for Tax Cuts

Economists Seem to Back Off Economic-Growth Claim for Tax Cuts

A group of conservative economists appears to be backing off their claim that Congress’s proposed corporate tax cut would lead to 3 percent economic growth within a decade.

Mortgage Lenders Get Tax Fix by Finding a Glitch in Senate Bill

The last-minute Republican additions to the Senate tax bill include one apparently designed to appease mortgage lenders who worried that the legislation could cost them billions of dollars and drive
A $12 Billion Clean-Energy Tool That U.S. Tax Reform Could Kill

A $12 Billion Clean-Energy Tool That U.S. Tax Reform Could Kill

The tax-reform proposal moving through the U.S. Senate would hobble -- and potentially cripple -- the supply of tax-equity investment, an esoteric but critical source of clean-energy finance.
Republican Deficit Hawks Vanish in Senate Race to Pass Tax Bill

Republican Deficit Hawks Vanish in Senate Race to Pass Tax Bill

The Republican chase for a rare political and policy win with passage of their tax plan has thinned the ranks of the party’s deficit hawks.
Twitter Changes Reason to Allow Trump's Anti-Muslim Retweets

Twitter Changes Reason to Allow Trump's Anti-Muslim Retweets

Twitter Inc. said it allowed anti-Muslim videos that were re-tweeted by President Donald Trump because they didn’t break rules on forbidden content.
How the GOP Can Raise Additional Revenue for Tax Bill

How the GOP Can Raise Additional Revenue for Tax Bill

Henrietta Treyz, Veda Partners director of economic policy, discusses the GOP's tax overhaul plan with Bloomberg's Julie Hyman on "Bloomberg Markets." (Source: Bloomberg)
Warren Calls Mulvaney’s CFPB Stint a ‘Vanity Project’

Warren Calls Mulvaney’s CFPB Stint a ‘Vanity Project’

Mick Mulvaney is shirking his duties as President Donald Trump’s top budget official, Senator Elizabeth Warren said Friday.
Trump Rejects Reports That Tillerson Is Being Ousted From State

Trump Rejects Reports That Tillerson Is Being Ousted From State

President Donald Trump rejected reports that he’s looking to oust Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, saying that despite some disagreements “we work well together.”
Trump Says Media Speculation That Tillerson Will Leave Job Soon Is 'Fake News'

Trump Says Media Speculation That Tillerson Will Leave Job Soon Is 'Fake News'

Trump says media speculation that Secretary of State Tillerson will leave job soon is 'fake news'
Rep. Denny Heck Calls Flynn's Plea 'Epic'

Rep. Denny Heck Calls Flynn's Plea 'Epic'

Rep. Denny Heck, a Washington Democrat, discusses former national security adviser Michael Flynn agreeing to cooperate with prosecutors in the Russia probe. He speaks with Bloomberg's Scarlet Fu on
Sen. McConnell Says GOP Has Votes for Tax Reform

Sen. McConnell Says GOP Has Votes for Tax Reform

Bloomberg's Sahil Kapur reports on the latest developments in the battle to pass the Senate tax bill. He speaks on "Bloomberg Markets: Balance of Power." (Source: Bloomberg)
NSA Surveillance Bill Sparks Lawmaker Debate Over ‘Unmasking’

NSA Surveillance Bill Sparks Lawmaker Debate Over ‘Unmasking’

Legislation to extend a major U.S. surveillance program that’s about to expire became a forum Friday for partisan debate over President Donald Trump’s allegation that the Obama administration
What Flynn's Plea Means for Jared Kushner

What Flynn's Plea Means for Jared Kushner

Jared Kushner, President Trump’s son-in-law and adviser, is said to have told former national security adviser Michael Flynn to contact foreign ambassadors and foreign ministers of countries on the UN
Rep. Donovan Says He's Not Sure Tax Plan Will Pass

Rep. Donovan Says He's Not Sure Tax Plan Will Pass

Rep. Dan Donovan, a New York Republican, discusses the prospects for the GOP's tax overhaul plan with Bloomberg's Kevin Cirilli and Shery Ahn on "Bloomberg Markets: Balance of Power." (Source:
Rep. Castro Says Flynn Plea Huge for Mueller Probe

Rep. Castro Says Flynn Plea Huge for Mueller Probe

Rep. Joaquin Castro, a Texas Democrat, discusses former national security adviser Michael Flynn agreeing to cooperate with prosecutors in the Russia probe with Bloomberg's Shery Ahn on "Bloomberg