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House Authorizes Lawsuits Against Barr, McGahn in Trump Probes

House Authorizes Lawsuits Against Barr, McGahn in Trump Probes

The House voted to authorize lawsuits against Attorney General William Barr and former White House Counsel Don McGahn as Democrats try to enforce subpoenas for documents and testimony in its
Treasury Deals Final Blow to SALT Cap Workarounds in High-Tax States

Treasury Deals Final Blow to SALT Cap Workarounds in High-Tax States

The Treasury Department dealt the final blow to programs in states like New York and New Jersey designed to help residents circumvent the $10,000 limit on deductions for state and local taxes.
Trump Says He Got 'Warm Letter' From Kim Jong Un

Trump Says He Got 'Warm Letter' From Kim Jong Un

President Donald Trump speaks with reporters at the White House about North Korea's Kim Jong Un. Trump says he got a very "warm" letter from the leader. (Source: Bloomberg)
Biden and Trump Escalate Taunts in Preview of 2020 Iowa Battle

Biden and Trump Escalate Taunts in Preview of 2020 Iowa Battle

Joe Biden cast President Donald Trump as an “existential threat” to the U.S. who has weakened alliances and harmed American workers with needless trade conflicts, delivering a preview of how the
Argentine Bonds Rally After Macri's Surprise VP Pick

Argentine Bonds Rally After Macri's Surprise VP Pick

Argentine bonds rallied Wednesday morning after President Mauricio Macri kickstarted his re-election bid with a surprise running mate that shakes up the nation’s political alliances before the October
Trump Plans Poland Troop Announcement Amid Talk of ‘Fort Trump’

Trump Plans Poland Troop Announcement Amid Talk of ‘Fort Trump’

President Donald Trump plans to make an announcement Wednesday on U.S. troop commitments in Poland after discussions about establishing a military base that the country’s president has dubbed “Fort
House Panel Slams Giant Online Platforms for Harming News Media

House Panel Slams Giant Online Platforms for Harming News Media

House lawmakers castigated major tech companies for being unfair gatekeepers to content produced by traditional media outlets, but they didn’t agree on specific actions to address possible
U.K. Parliament Sees Fresh Attempt to Block No-Deal Brexit

U.K. Parliament Sees Fresh Attempt to Block No-Deal Brexit

The U.K. opposition Labour Party will try once again to seize control of the Parliamentary agenda Wednesday, part of an effort to stop the next prime minister from taking the country out of the EU
Trump Calls Biden a 'Dummy,' Says China Wants to Make a Deal

Trump Calls Biden a 'Dummy,' Says China Wants to Make a Deal

President Donald Trump speaks with reporters at the White House about the state of China-U.S. relations and lashes out at Democratic front-runner Joe Biden as the two prepare for competing events in
Salvini Pledges Flat Tax in Budget, Urges EU to Promote Growth

Salvini Pledges Flat Tax in Budget, Urges EU to Promote Growth

Italian Deputy Premier Matteo Salvini vowed to push through a so-called ‘flat tax’ in the 2020 budget, insisting that the European Union must allow his country to adopt pro-growth measures as Rome
J&J ‘Did Everything’ to Push Opioids, Oklahoma Witness Says

J&J ‘Did Everything’ to Push Opioids, Oklahoma Witness Says

Oklahoma’s star witness told a state judge that Johnson & Johnson pressed doctors to prescribe its painkillers even as the potentially fatal addictive threat posed by the drugs became clear more
Global Trade Issues Loom Large at G20

Global Trade Issues Loom Large at G20

Matthew Goodman, senior vice president at the Center for Strategic & International Studies, offers his assessment of the G20 finance ministers’ meeting that took place in Japan on June 8 and 9. He
Trump Says Secret Deal With Mexico Takes Effect When He Wants

Trump Says Secret Deal With Mexico Takes Effect When He Wants

President Donald Trump told reporters that he reached a secret pact with Mexico that will take effect when he wants it to -- despite the country’s insistence that there are no secret components of an
Trump Says He's Holding Up Trade Deal With China Ahead of G-20

Trump Says He's Holding Up Trade Deal With China Ahead of G-20

President Donald Trump said he’s personally holding up a trade deal with China and that he won’t complete the agreement unless Beijing returns to terms negotiated earlier in the year.
Lebanon's Prime Minister Scoffs at Idea of IMF-Backed Aid

Lebanon's Prime Minister Scoffs at Idea of IMF-Backed Aid

Lebanon’s Prime Minister Saad Hariri ridiculed suggestions that his debt-laden country should seek a bail-out from the International Monetary Fund, as frustration mounts over months of political
Antitrust Chief Rips Google and Amazon, Citing Historic Breakups

Antitrust Chief Rips Google and Amazon, Citing Historic Breakups

The Justice Department’s antitrust chief came out swinging against Google and Amazon on Tuesday, arguing big technology companies are "digital gatekeepers" that may struggle to defend themselves by
Democrats Signal Hope for Passing New North America Trade Accord

Democrats Signal Hope for Passing New North America Trade Accord

House Democrats are expressing optimism as they begin what could be the final stage of negotiations to approve the U.S.-Mexico-Canada trade agreement, paving the way to vote on President Donald
Trump Says He Got ‘Beautiful’ Letter From Kim, But Not Ready for Meeting

Trump Says He Got ‘Beautiful’ Letter From Kim, But Not Ready for Meeting

President Donald Trump extended an olive branch to North Korea on Tuesday, complimenting Kim Jong Un for sending him a “warm” letter and saying he wouldn’t have allowed the CIA to recruit the
‘Shameful’: Jon Stewart Lashes Out at Congress Over 9/11 Victims Fund

‘Shameful’: Jon Stewart Lashes Out at Congress Over 9/11 Victims Fund

Comedian Jon Stewart scolded Congress Tuesday for failing to ensure that a victims' compensation fund set up after the 9/11 attacks never runs out of money.
OPEC Still Gridlocked on Meeting Date Amid Iran-Saudi Schism

OPEC Still Gridlocked on Meeting Date Amid Iran-Saudi Schism

With just two weeks remaining before they’re supposed to gather in Vienna, OPEC and its allies are still struggling to settle on a meeting date. It’s the latest example of how bitter geopolitical