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Trump Gives Republicans Pep Talk Before House Vote on Tax Plan

Trump Gives Republicans Pep Talk Before House Vote on Tax Plan

President Donald Trump delivered a pep talk to House Republicans as they were poised to pass a tax overhaul bill Thursday afternoon and urged them to next target government welfare programs.
Senate Plan Hikes Taxes by 2021 on Some Lower-Income People, Panel Says

Senate Plan Hikes Taxes by 2021 on Some Lower-Income People, Panel Says

The revised Senate Republican tax proposal would lead to a 13 percent tax hike on Americans making between $20,000 and $30,000 per year by 2021, according to an analysis by the Joint Committee on
Your Evening Briefing

Your Evening Briefing

Here are today’s top stories for Europe.
Franken Apologizes After Radio Host Says He Groped Her

Franken Apologizes After Radio Host Says He Groped Her

Democratic Senator Al Franken apologized and called for an ethics investigation into his own conduct after a radio news anchor said he forcefully kissed and groped her without consent when they were

Trump Reverses Ban on Importing Elephants Killed as Trophies

The Trump administration is lifting a federal ban the importation of body parts from African elephants shot for sport.
Radio Host Alleges Franken Forcibly Kissed Her During USO Tour

Radio Host Alleges Franken Forcibly Kissed Her During USO Tour

St. Paul, Minn. (AP) -- A Los Angeles radio news anchor says Democratic Sen. Al Franken forcibly kissed her during a 2006 USO tour. The anchor says Franken posed for a photo with his hands on her
Mexico Dithers With Banxico Presidency as CPI Rises, Peso Drops

Mexico Dithers With Banxico Presidency as CPI Rises, Peso Drops

In two weeks time, the central bank governor of the second-largest economy in Latin America will leave his post. No one seems to have a clear idea of who will replace him.
Sen. Rob Portman Says GOP Tax Plan Will Pass

Sen. Rob Portman Says GOP Tax Plan Will Pass

Sen. Rob Portman, a member of the Senate Finance Committee and a Republican from Ohio, discusses the GOP's tax code overhaul and the inclusion of a repeal of the health care individual mandate. He
Trump Is Confident House Has Votes for Tax Plan, Official Says

Trump Is Confident House Has Votes for Tax Plan, Official Says

President Donald Trump is confident that House Republican leaders have the votes to pass their version of a tax overhaul, and he’ll thank members of the GOP conference and field their questions on a
Blankfein Tweets Many CEOs Want to See Second Brexit Referendum

Blankfein Tweets Many CEOs Want to See Second Brexit Referendum

Goldman Sachs Group Inc. Chief Executive Officer Lloyd Blankfein said in a post on Twitter that many corporate executives want to see a second vote on the U.K.’s decision to exit the European Union.

‘Veep’ Production Halted for Julia Louis-Dreyfus’ Breast Cancer Treatment

A producer of "Veep" says filming of the HBO comedy has been postponed as its star, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, undergoes treatment for breast cancer.
Russia Shores Up Venezuelan Ally, But Lifeline May Not Be Enough

Russia Shores Up Venezuelan Ally, But Lifeline May Not Be Enough

Other creditors are turning on the autocratic Latin American nation as it faces default thanks to U.S. measures cutting it off from the global financial system.
Tom Barrack Drops Plans to Save Weinstein Co.

Tom Barrack Drops Plans to Save Weinstein Co.

Billionaire investor Tom Barrack has confirmed he and his investment firm Colony Capital have walked away from a plan to rescue the Weinstein Co., the embattled film and TV studio co-founded by Harvey
Senators Unveil Proposal to Bolster Gun Background Checks

Senators Unveil Proposal to Bolster Gun Background Checks

A bipartisan group of senators introduced legislation Thursday to ensure federal and state authorities comply with existing law and accurately report individuals’ criminal histories to a system used
Infrastructure is New York's Achilles Heel, Says Rechler

Infrastructure is New York's Achilles Heel, Says Rechler

RXP Realty Chief Executive Officer Scott Rechler discusses tax reform and the need for investment in infrastructure. He speaks with Bloomberg's Jason Kelly on "Bloomberg Daybreak: Americas." (Source:
Sen. Ron Johnson Opposes GOP Tax Plan in Current Form

Sen. Ron Johnson Opposes GOP Tax Plan in Current Form

Wisconsin Senator Ron Johnson has become the first Republican Senator to oppose the GOP tax plan in its current state. Bloomberg's Kevin Cirilli reports on "Bloomberg Surveillance." (Source:
May Heads Into Flurry of Diplomacy to Get Brexit on Track

May Heads Into Flurry of Diplomacy to Get Brexit on Track

British Prime Minister Theresa May will try to unblock Brexit negotiations over breakfast with her Irish counterpart Leo Varadkar on Friday as she battles to persuade European leaders to allow talks
U.S. Embassy Expresses Confidence in Liberia’s Disputed Election

U.S. Embassy Expresses Confidence in Liberia’s Disputed Election

The U.S. Embassy in Liberia is expressing confidence in the credibility of the West African nation's elections as the runoff vote is postponed for investigations into allegations of fraud and
Crime Wave Engulfs Sweden as Fraud, Sexual Offenses Reach Record

Crime Wave Engulfs Sweden as Fraud, Sexual Offenses Reach Record

The number of Swedes who were victims of crimes such as fraud and sexual offenses jumped to the highest level on record last year.
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