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Senators Press Kushner for More Documents in Their Russia Investigation

Senators Press Kushner for More Documents in Their Russia Investigation

The top Republican and Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee are pressing Jared Kushner, a senior White House adviser and President Donald Trump’s son-in-law, to provide additional documents for
Paul Ryan Sees 'Long Road Ahead' for Tax Reform

Paul Ryan Sees 'Long Road Ahead' for Tax Reform

House Speaker Paul Ryan speaks at a news conference about the passage of the House version of legislation to overhaul the U.S. tax code. (Source: Bloomberg)
AT&T Wants to Get Vertical With Time Warner. Is That a Problem?

AT&T Wants to Get Vertical With Time Warner. Is That a Problem?

There are two kinds of mergers. One used to be better than the other. This time may be different.
Russia Vetoes U.S. Resolution to Extend UN Syria Chemical Panel

Russia Vetoes U.S. Resolution to Extend UN Syria Chemical Panel

Spurning a last-minute appeal from U.S. President Donald Trump, Russia vetoed a UN resolution that would have extended the run of an investigative team that blamed Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s
Sen. Rounds Says CFRB a 'Rogue Agency'

Sen. Rounds Says CFRB a 'Rogue Agency'

Sen. Mike Rounds, a South Dakota Republican, discusses Richard Cordray stepping down from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and the GOP tax plan's impact on U.S. businesses. He speaks with
Tillerson Got a Lot of Face Time With Trump on the Asia Trip

Tillerson Got a Lot of Face Time With Trump on the Asia Trip

President Donald Trump and his top diplomat were seldom apart on the ground during the 12-day, five-nation swing.
House Passes Tax Bill in First Step Toward Historic Overhaul

House Passes Tax Bill in First Step Toward Historic Overhaul

House Republicans passed their version of legislation to overhaul the U.S. tax code by slashing the corporate tax rate, lowering tax burdens for most individuals and adding an estimated $1.4 trillion
Saudis Spark Anger in Beirut’s Sectarian Tinderbox

Saudis Spark Anger in Beirut’s Sectarian Tinderbox

Some in Lebanon worry they will suffer from another foreign policy gone astray.
Rep. Waters on Cordray, Tax Bill and Financial Regulation

Rep. Waters on Cordray, Tax Bill and Financial Regulation

Rep. Maxine Waters, a California Democrat, discusses Richard Cordray stepping down from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and the tax legislation currently before Congress with Bloomberg's
Related's Stephen Ross on Tax Bill, NYC Real Estate

Related's Stephen Ross on Tax Bill, NYC Real Estate

Stephen Ross, chairman of Related Companies, discusses how the GOP tax bill might impact New York real estate. He speaks with Bloomberg's Jason Kelly on "Bloomberg Markets." (Source: Bloomberg)
Prevezon Hired Ex-FBI Director Freeh to Work on Settlement

Prevezon Hired Ex-FBI Director Freeh to Work on Settlement

Former FBI Director Louis Freeh was hired by a Russian-backed company earlier this year to help in settlement talks to resolve a U.S. money-laundering probe, according to U.S. prosecutors.
Related's Ross Says Tax Plan May Hurt Affordable Housing

Related's Ross Says Tax Plan May Hurt Affordable Housing

Stephen Ross, chairman of Related Companies, discusses how the GOP tax bill might impact New York real estate. He speaks with Bloomberg's Jason Kelly on "Bloomberg Markets." (Source: Bloomberg)
American Cities Stuck With Part of Tab for Republicans’ Tax Cuts

American Cities Stuck With Part of Tab for Republicans’ Tax Cuts

“The only thing that’s going to go up is the interest that you’re going to pay on that cost of capital.”
Menendez Case Ends in Mistrial, Averting Succession Fight

Menendez Case Ends in Mistrial, Averting Succession Fight

A judge declared a mistrial in the bribery case against Senator Robert Menendez after the jury deadlocked, dealing a dramatic setback to the U.S. Justice Department and avoiding a potential succession
Trump Considers Naming Mulvaney Interim CFPB Director

Trump Considers Naming Mulvaney Interim CFPB Director

President Donald Trump’s Office of Management and Budget director, is being considered for a temporary role as interim director of the consumer watchdog after Richard Cordray steps down later this
Trump Tells House Republicans: 'Let's Do It'

Trump Tells House Republicans: 'Let's Do It'

Rep. Tom Cole, a member of the House Appropriations Committee and a Republican from Oklahoma, talks about the House meeting with President Donald Trump ahead of the vote on tax reform. He speaks with

Democratic Megadonor Steve Mostyn Dies

Democratic mega donor Steve Mostyn, a powerful Texas trial lawyer and prominent backer of liberal causes and candidates, has died after what his wife called "a sudden onset and battle with a mental
Menendez Judge Meets Privately With Each Member of Deadlocked Jury

Menendez Judge Meets Privately With Each Member of Deadlocked Jury

The judge in the corruption trial of Senator Robert Menendez interviewed individual jurors privately after the panel told him it was deadlocked on the sixth day of deliberations.
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.