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Ryan Invites Trump to Deliver State of Union Address Jan. 30

Ryan Invites Trump to Deliver State of Union Address Jan. 30

House Speaker Paul Ryan has formally invited President Donald Trump to deliver his first State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress on Jan. 30.
Groucho Marx, Michael Flynn and a Sanctions Trial's Lighter Side

Groucho Marx, Michael Flynn and a Sanctions Trial's Lighter Side

A money-laundering trial that started in Manhattan this week could deal a serious blow to Turkish-U.S. relations. Little wonder, then, that lawyers are grasping for moments of levity.
Erdogan Linked at Trial to Plot to Evade Iran Sanctions

Erdogan Linked at Trial to Plot to Evade Iran Sanctions

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan was implicated for the first time in a plot to help Iran evade U.S. sanctions.
White House Weighs Replacing Tillerson With Pompeo

White House Weighs Replacing Tillerson With Pompeo

The White House is weighing a plan to replace Secretary of State Rex Tillerson with CIA Director Mike Pompeo, three administration officials said, amid frustration with the top diplomat’s slow pace of
Pelosi, Ryan Call on Conyers to Quit After Sex-Harassment Claims

Pelosi, Ryan Call on Conyers to Quit After Sex-Harassment Claims

House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi and House Speaker Paul Ryan called on Representative John Conyers to resign amid allegations that he sexually harassed members of his staff.
Venezuela Arrests Former Oil Heads as Maduro Widens Purge

Venezuela Arrests Former Oil Heads as Maduro Widens Purge

A purge in Venezuela’s economically crucial energy establishment reached the top tiers of power as the former heads of the oil ministry and state-run producer PDVSA were accused of corruption and
White House Official Says Plan Being Discussed to Replace Tillerson With Pompeo

White House Official Says Plan Being Discussed to Replace Tillerson With Pompeo

Rex Tillerson, U.S. secretary of State, listens to a question at a news conference during the Security Consultative Committee (2+2) meeting at the State Department in Washington, D.C., U.S., on
Franken Groped Army Veteran During USO Tour, Report Says

Franken Groped Army Veteran During USO Tour, Report Says

She got in line to take a photo with him and she says he groped her right breast.
U.S. Pledges Hungarian Media Funding to Loosen Orban’s Sway

U.S. Pledges Hungarian Media Funding to Loosen Orban’s Sway

The U.S. pledged to provide funding to cash-starved media outlets in rural Hungary, where allies of Prime Minister Viktor Orban dominate.
Eastern Cape Backs Ramaphosa to Lead South Africa's ANC

Eastern Cape Backs Ramaphosa to Lead South Africa's ANC

South African Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa won the backing of a third province in the battle to succeed President Jacob Zuma as leader of the ruling party next month, extending his early lead in
Rep. Hensarling on Tax Trigger, CFPB, Deregulation

Rep. Hensarling on Tax Trigger, CFPB, Deregulation

Rep. Jeb Hensarling, chairman of the House Financial Services Committee and a Republican from Texas, discusses the Republican tax bill, confusion over leadership of the CFPB, and the future of bank
May Walks a Diplomatic Tightrope After Trump’s Tweets

May Walks a Diplomatic Tightrope After Trump’s Tweets

A diplomatic spat flared overnight when Trump tweeted that May should mind her own business after her spokesman reproached him over his retweets of Britain First
Rep. Hensarling Says Tax Trigger a 'Uniquely Bad Idea'

Rep. Hensarling Says Tax Trigger a 'Uniquely Bad Idea'

Rep. Jeb Hensarling, chairman of the House Financial Services Committee and a Republican from Texas, explains why he is against including a tax trigger in the Republican tax bill. He speaks with
EU Reaches First Brexit Compromise in Carbon Market Plan

EU Reaches First Brexit Compromise in Carbon Market Plan

The European Union and the U.K. reached the first compromise on Brexit in vote on a contingency plan for the world’s biggest emissions market.
Obama Told Xi He Wants to Help Preserve Ties, State Media Says

Obama Told Xi He Wants to Help Preserve Ties, State Media Says

Former U.S. President Barack Obama offered in his first post-retirement meeting with Chinese leader Xi Jinping to help ensure strong ties between the world’s two largest economies, Chinese state media
Some Venezuelan Socialists Are Pushing for Free-Market Reforms

Some Venezuelan Socialists Are Pushing for Free-Market Reforms

As Venezuela’s economy sinks deeper into depression with a fourth consecutive year of recession to go along with hyperinflation, some ruling socialist party members are raising their voices to call
Kuwait Invites Boycotted Qatar to Attend Gulf Summit Next Week

Kuwait Invites Boycotted Qatar to Attend Gulf Summit Next Week

Kuwait’s ruler has invited Qatar to attend next week’s Gulf Cooperation Council summit.
U.K. Parliament Condemns Trump's Far Right Retweets

U.K. Parliament Condemns Trump's Far Right Retweets

U.K. Home Secretary Amber Rudd said that U.S. President Donald Trump was wrong to share far-right videos via his Twitter account. She spoke today in the House of Commons in London as lawmakers united
Xi Praises Obama’s Efforts to Build U.S.-China Ties

Xi Praises Obama’s Efforts to Build U.S.-China Ties

Chinese President Xi Jinping praised Barack Obama's efforts to develop relations between the nations when he was president of the U.S., Chinese state media reported Thursday.
The CFPB: Center for Partisan Bickering

The CFPB: Center for Partisan Bickering

A fight over who leads the consumer watchdog is only the start of Trump’s bid to rein it in.