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House Democrats Seek to Overhaul Puerto Rico Financial Oversight

House Democrats Seek to Overhaul Puerto Rico Financial Oversight

A group of House Democrats on Friday introduced a long-shot bill that would overhaul the federal government’s relationship with Puerto Rico, allow an independent audit of the commonwealth’s billions
Lighthizer Heading to London to Restart U.S.-U.K. Talks on Trade

Lighthizer Heading to London to Restart U.S.-U.K. Talks on Trade

U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer is expected to visit London in the coming days for talks with British officials aimed at putting plans for negotiations on a free-trade agreement back on
House Panel to Subpoena Conway After Watchdog Says She Broke Hatch Act

House Panel to Subpoena Conway After Watchdog Says She Broke Hatch Act

A House committee voted Wednesday to authorize a subpoena for testimony from Kellyanne Conway, a top aide to President Donald Trump, after the White House said this week she was immune from having to
Trump’s White House Approaches Bullard on Fed Governor’s Job

Trump’s White House Approaches Bullard on Fed Governor’s Job

Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis President James Bullard said President Donald Trump’s White House has had “exploratory discussions’’ with him about taking a job as a Federal Reserve governor, adding
Colombia’s Finance Minister Says Central Bank Governor Talks Too Much

Colombia’s Finance Minister Says Central Bank Governor Talks Too Much

Colombia’s Finance Minister Alberto Carrasquilla said the nation’s central bank governor is overstepping the limits of his role by talking publicly about topics other than monetary policy.
House Panel Authorizes Subpoena on White House Security Clearances

House Panel Authorizes Subpoena on White House Security Clearances

A House committee authorized a subpoena aimed at forcing a former official in the White House Personnel Security Office to testify after a woman who works there said top-secret clearances for senior
Trump Shift on Syria Leaves Bolton to Get Turkey to Play Along

Trump Shift on Syria Leaves Bolton to Get Turkey to Play Along

Donald Trump’s national security adviser will try to explain to Turkish leaders on Tuesday how the president’s withdrawal of U.S. forces from Syria has morphed into a slower and complicated pullout
Kushner’s Ties to Russia-Linked Group Began With Kissinger Lunch

Kushner’s Ties to Russia-Linked Group Began With Kissinger Lunch

In March 2016, as the U.S. foreign policy establishment shunned presidential candidate Donald Trump, his son-in-law Jared Kushner was invited to lunch for a think tank urging detente with Russia and
China Slams U.S. ‘Blackmailing’ as Trump Weighs Higher Tariffs

China Slams U.S. ‘Blackmailing’ as Trump Weighs Higher Tariffs

The Trump administration will propose raising to 25 percent its planned 10 percent tariffs on $200 billion in Chinese imports, a move that would ratchet up pressure on Beijing to return to the
Rosenstein Still Standing Despite Conservative Push to Impeach

Rosenstein Still Standing Despite Conservative Push to Impeach

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein has outlasted months of threats of impeachment or other punitive action by some of President Donald Trump’s most loyal allies in the U.S. House, leading some
Nafta Deadline Arrives With Little Prospect for an Agreement

Nafta Deadline Arrives With Little Prospect for an Agreement

House Speaker Paul Ryan warned a new Nafta deal had to be completed by Thursday, but President Donald Trump’s trade chief told lawmakers he expects that deadline will not be met.
How Michael Cohen Became a $1.2 Million Headache for Novartis

How Michael Cohen Became a $1.2 Million Headache for Novartis

When Michael Cohen showed up at Novartis last year proposing to help the drugmaker navigate the Trump administration, it sounded like a promising opportunity.
Top Republican ‘Would Counsel Against’ Ending Iran Deal

Top Republican ‘Would Counsel Against’ Ending Iran Deal

The chairman of the House Armed Services Committee said Sunday he “would counsel against” President Donald Trump pulling the U.S. out of the Iran nuclear deal this week.
Republicans Put Target on Pelosi in Fight to Control Congress

Republicans Put Target on Pelosi in Fight to Control Congress

If there’s one person Republican congressional candidates can rally around for their November election campaigns, it’s House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi.
Kelly Loses White House Clout as Trump Blazes Own Path

Kelly Loses White House Clout as Trump Blazes Own Path

White House chief of staff John Kelly has lost some of his clout following recent missteps and wasn’t at President Donald Trump’s side for recent crucial decisions on staffing and policy moves,
Trump Says There's 'No Reason' GOP Cannot Win Midterm Elections

Trump Says There's 'No Reason' GOP Cannot Win Midterm Elections

President Donald Trump seemed eager to do battle with Democrats in this fall’s midterm elections, praising Republican leaders -- and his accomplishments -- at a dinner for party donors on Tuesday
Kelly Tells White House Staff Their Jobs Are Safe

Kelly Tells White House Staff Their Jobs Are Safe

White House chief of staff John Kelly told members of President Donald Trump’s senior staff on Friday that their West Wing jobs are safe -- a simple but necessary message after a week of heightened
U.S. Says It Can Work Within Nuclear Deal to Change Iran

U.S. Says It Can Work Within Nuclear Deal to Change Iran

President Donald Trump’s lead diplomat on the Iran nuclear agreement said the U.S. can stay in the accord and still alter the Persian Gulf nation’s destabilizing activities.
Trump Shuffles Team by Firing Tillerson and Tapping CIA's Pompeo

Trump Shuffles Team by Firing Tillerson and Tapping CIA's Pompeo

President Donald Trump ousted U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Tuesday, ending a rocky tenure in an abrupt move that stunned the former Exxon Mobil Corp. CEO and set in motion a shakeup of the
Trump Isn't Retreating From Gun Proposals, Spokeswoman Says

Trump Isn't Retreating From Gun Proposals, Spokeswoman Says

Donald Trump isn’t retreating from gun-safety proposals that might cross the NRA, his spokeswoman said Monday after the White House released a package of policies that didn’t include the most