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A Guide to the Diversity Visa Program That Trump Now Wants to End

A Guide to the Diversity Visa Program That Trump Now Wants to End

Political fighting over immigration has resumed in Washington.
Trump Backs Nixing Individual Mandate in Tax Bill

Trump Backs Nixing Individual Mandate in Tax Bill

President Donald Trump called Wednesday for repealing the Obamacare individual mandate in a tax overhaul, a day before House GOP leaders planned to unveil a bill without that provision. Bloomberg's
San Juan Mayor Questions Abrupt Postponement of Hearing

San Juan Mayor Questions Abrupt Postponement of Hearing

San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulin Cruz on Wednesday questioned why Republicans abruptly postponed a House hearing where she was scheduled to testify about the devastating impact of Hurricane Maria on Puerto
Trump Is Pushing Travelers North to Canada, Marriott CEO Says

Trump Is Pushing Travelers North to Canada, Marriott CEO Says

Divisive language and policies from President Donald Trump are helping push business travelers north of the border, the head of Marriott International Inc. said on Wednesday.
North Korean Defector Says a U.S. Strike Would Trigger Automatic Retaliation

North Korean Defector Says a U.S. Strike Would Trigger Automatic Retaliation

A high-ranking North Korean defector has told a congressional hearing that a pre-emptive U.S. military strike would trigger automatic retaliation, with the North unleashing artillery and short-range

U.S. Votes Against UN Resolution Condemning Cuba Embargo

The United States has voted against a U.N. resolution condemning America's economic embargo against Cuba, reversing last year's abstention by the Obama administration.
What Wall Street Is Saying About the Delayed Tax Bill Rollout

What Wall Street Is Saying About the Delayed Tax Bill Rollout

President Donald Trump said the House is taking a few extra hours on the tax bill and that some Democrats will back a GOP package.
Trump Calls NYC Terror Suspect an 'Animal'

Trump Calls NYC Terror Suspect an 'Animal'

President Donald Trump speaks at the White House about his plan to terminate the diversity lottery program. (Source: Bloomberg)

Georgia Attorney General Quits Defense in Server-Wiping Case

The Associated Press has learned that the Georgia attorney general's office will no longer represent state officials in an elections integrity lawsuit in which a crucial computer server was quietly

Miami Beach Mayor Enters Florida Governor's Race

Miami Beach Mayor Philip Levine, who built a cruise ship media company worth hundreds of millions of dollars, entered Florida's Democratic primary for governor Wednesday.
Next Time Bring Your CEOs, Lawmakers Tell Facebook, Google and Twitter

Next Time Bring Your CEOs, Lawmakers Tell Facebook, Google and Twitter

Senator Angus King issued a simple admonishment to the lawyers representing Facebook, Google and Twitter at a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing on Russian meddling with social media during the
Mnuchin Resisting Phased-In Corporate Tax Cut Over Growth Concerns, Sources Say

Mnuchin Resisting Phased-In Corporate Tax Cut Over Growth Concerns, Sources Say

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin is resisting a gradual phase in of the proposed 20 percent corporate rate out of concern the move wouldn’t boost economic growth as much as he’s anticipated,
Democrats Slam Trump’s Ex-Im Nominee as a Flip-Flopper

Democrats Slam Trump’s Ex-Im Nominee as a Flip-Flopper

Democrats on the Senate Banking Committee questioning Scott Garrett’s conversion from relentless critic to advocate.
Trump Calls Yellen ‘Excellent’ But Doesn’t Commit to Reappointing Her

Trump Calls Yellen ‘Excellent’ But Doesn’t Commit to Reappointing Her

President Donald Trump said Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen is “excellent” but wouldn’t commit to reappointing her Thursday, when he said he’ll announce his choice to lead the central bank starting
Border-Wall Bidders Plead for Trump's Help to Fend Off Opponents

Border-Wall Bidders Plead for Trump's Help to Fend Off Opponents

Construction companies worried about a backlash for working on President Donald Trump’s proposed border wall are pushing for federal protections, including stopping cities and states from penalizing
Ex-Rebel Commander Timochenko to Run for Colombian Presidency

Ex-Rebel Commander Timochenko to Run for Colombian Presidency

Colombia's demobilized guerrilla movement says its former top commander Rodrigo Londono will run for the presidency of the South American nation in next year's election.

Specter of Violence Looms Over Kenya After Two Chaotic Votes

The specter of political violence lingers over Kenya after two shambolic elections within three months left the East African nation no closer to resolving a stalemate over who’s its rightful leader.

Trump Calls Terror Suspect an 'Animal,' Says He'll Ask Congress to Close Immigration Lottery Program

Washington (AP) -- Trump calls NYC terror suspect an 'animal,' says he'll ask Congress to close immigration lottery program.
Trump Calls for Using Tax Bill to Repeal Obamacare’s Individual Mandate

Trump Calls for Using Tax Bill to Repeal Obamacare’s Individual Mandate

President Donald Trump called Wednesday for repealing the Obamacare individual mandate in a tax overhaul, a day before House GOP leaders planned to unveil a bill without that provision.
Trump’s Lawyers Say Calling Women Liars Over Sexual Harassment Was Politics

Trump’s Lawyers Say Calling Women Liars Over Sexual Harassment Was Politics

President Donald Trump’s claims that women who accused him of sexual harassment lied were just a political opinion he expressed on the campaign trail, his lawyers argued Tuesday.