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Ethics Committee Seeks Records on All House Harassment Claims

Ethics Committee Seeks Records on All House Harassment Claims

The House Ethics Committee requested information on all claims of sexual harassment or misconduct against current members of the chamber and their employees.
Sen. James Lankford to Vote Yes on GOP Tax Bill

Sen. James Lankford to Vote Yes on GOP Tax Bill

Senator James Lankford, a Republican from Oklahoma, announced he will vote in favor of Senate Republican tax legislation. Bloomberg's Marty Schenker reports on "Bloomberg Markets." (Source: Bloomberg)
McConnell Predicts No Government Shutdown as House Sets Plan

McConnell Predicts No Government Shutdown as House Sets Plan

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell predicted that the government would remain open past this week, a day after House Republicans announced a plan for a two-week extension of federal funding that
South Africa’s ANC Race Tightens as Dlamini-Zuma Takes North West

South Africa’s ANC Race Tightens as Dlamini-Zuma Takes North West

South African Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa saw his lead over Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma narrow in the race for the presidency of the ruling African National Congress as the party’s branch nomination
Honduras Officials to Count Final Votes by Hand

Honduras Officials to Count Final Votes by Hand

Honduras’ electoral court says it has counted nearly 95% of the vote boxes from last Sunday’s presidential election.
This $480 Billion Manager Says Tax Overhaul Would Spur More Than Four Fed Hikes

This $480 Billion Manager Says Tax Overhaul Would Spur More Than Four Fed Hikes

In the eyes of Bob Michele at J.P. Morgan Asset Management, the bond market should brace for a shock from the Federal Reserve if U.S. lawmakers manage to pass a tax-overhaul measure.
Michael Flynn to Plead Guilty to Lying to FBI Agents

Michael Flynn to Plead Guilty to Lying to FBI Agents

Former Trump Administration National Security Leader Michael Flynn will plead to making false statements to FBI agents about contacts with a Russian envoy. Bloomberg's Greg Farrell reports on
Sen. Ron Johnson to Vote Yes on GOP Tax Bill

Sen. Ron Johnson to Vote Yes on GOP Tax Bill

Senator Ron Johnson, a Republican from Wisconsin, will vote in favor of Senate Republican tax legislation after ensuring changes on pass-through businesses, according to an aide. Bloomberg's Kevin
Flynn Said to Have Reached Out to Russia at Kushner's Behest

Flynn Said to Have Reached Out to Russia at Kushner's Behest

Former national security adviser Michael Flynn pleaded guilty to lying to federal agents and is providing cooperation that promises to take Special Counsel Robert Mueller deep into Donald Trump’s
Rep. Garamendi Says Tax Bill Will Be GOP's Downfall

Rep. Garamendi Says Tax Bill Will Be GOP's Downfall

Rep. John Garamendi, a member of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee and a Democrat from California, discusses the proposed tax reform legislation currently being debated in the U.S.
Obama Says People Should Think Before They Tweet

Obama Says People Should Think Before They Tweet

The former president said he sees people getting in trouble for their tweets and that they should follow the old saying.
Mpumalanga Keeps Options Open in South African Ruling Party Race

Mpumalanga Keeps Options Open in South African Ruling Party Race

The South African province that will send the second-most delegates to the ruling African National Congress’ conference this month is keeping its options open about who it will back as the party’s
Venezuela's Farmland Sits Barren During Hunger Crisis

Venezuela's Farmland Sits Barren During Hunger Crisis

Photos from Portuguesa state show the nation’s farm crisis.
House Tax Bill Threatens to Make Housing Even Less Affordable for Poor

House Tax Bill Threatens to Make Housing Even Less Affordable for Poor

Even before Hurricane Harvey dumped 50 inches of rain on Houston, damaging hundreds of thousands of homes and apartments, affordable housing was already scarce. Because of rising rents, more than
U.K. Backs Away From Monday Deadline for Brexit Progress

U.K. Backs Away From Monday Deadline for Brexit Progress

The U.K. is pushing back against European Union demands to make a better offer on its divorce terms by Monday.
Brevan Howard Among Hedge Funds Scrutinizing Italian Populists

Brevan Howard Among Hedge Funds Scrutinizing Italian Populists

Italy’s anti-establishment Five Star Movement is attracting increased attention from investors ahead of next year’s election.
Deficit Hawks Prompt Delay of Senate Tax Bill Votes

Deficit Hawks Prompt Delay of Senate Tax Bill Votes

Senate Republicans are scrambling to pass tax legislation after Majority Leader Mitch McConnell delayed a planned series of votes until Friday morning. Bloomberg's Kevin Cirilli reports on "Bloomberg
Balance of Power: Everything at Stake Today in Senate Tax Vote

Balance of Power: Everything at Stake Today in Senate Tax Vote

It’s beginning to feel dangerously like deja vu for Republicans in the U.S. Senate.

Sweden Extends Post-Brexit Trade-Deal Olive Branch to the U.K.

Sweden has made a post-Brexit peace offering to the U.K. by proposing an extensive free-trade agreement between the European Union and Britain that also covers financial services.
Erdogan Says U.S. Sanctions on Iran Weren't Binding for Turkey

Erdogan Says U.S. Sanctions on Iran Weren't Binding for Turkey

Turkey’s president has argued that his country did not break a trade embargo on Iran as it hadn’t committed to abide by U.S. sanctions, the Hurriyet newspaper reported on Friday.