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Paul Ryan Opposition To Trump Steel Tariffs Sends S&P 500, Dow Jones Higher

Potential for a congressional intervention may have helped ease concerns on Wall Street about the impending imposition of tariffs on U.S. imports of steel and aluminum.
Florida Legislature Debates School Safety, Gun Measures

Florida Legislature Debates School Safety, Gun Measures

The Florida Senate has agreed to advance a bill that would increase school safety and restrict gun purchases following a rare weekend session in the wake of last month's shooting at a high school that
Republicans in US Congress Look to Keep a Low Profile

Republicans in US Congress Look to Keep a Low Profile

After last year's successful drive to cut taxes, what do President Donald Trump's allies in Congress do for an encore? The answer seems to be, "Not so much."For sure, Republicans in Washington feel
Ex-Trump Aide Nunberg Says He Will Refuse Subpoena in Russia Probe

Ex-Trump Aide Nunberg Says He Will Refuse Subpoena in Russia Probe

Sam Nunberg, a former political aide to U.S. President Donald Trump, said on Monday he would refuse to comply with a subpoena to testify before a grand jury in U.S. special counsel Robert Mueller's
Welcome Snow Slows California's Plunge Back to Drought

Welcome Snow Slows California's Plunge Back to Drought

Welcome drifts of fresh snow awaited California's water managers for their late-winter survey of the vital Sierra Nevada snowpack Monday after a massive winter storm slowed the state's plunge back
Trump Not Backing Down on Steel, Aluminum Tariffs

Trump Not Backing Down on Steel, Aluminum Tariffs

U.S. President Donald Trump reaffirmed his pledge to impose stiff tariffs on imported steel and aluminum Monday. The plan sparked outcry and criticism from the international community, including from
Deadline for 'Dreamers' Resolution Passes With No Action

Deadline for 'Dreamers' Resolution Passes With No Action

The deadline for resolving the fates of hundreds of thousands of illegal immigrants known by some as "Dreamers" came and went Monday with no action by Congress or the White House.President Donald
US Interior Chief Halts Second Federal Oil Lease Sale After Local Outcry

US Interior Chief Halts Second Federal Oil Lease Sale After Local Outcry

U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke said on Monday he has postponed a second federal oil and gas lease sale planned for March in less than a week in response to local opposition to the possibility of
US Senate Poised to Ease Dodd-Frank Rules for Most Banks

US Senate Poised to Ease Dodd-Frank Rules for Most Banks

Ten years after a financial crisis rocked the nation's economy, the Senate is poised to pass legislation that would roll back some of the safeguards Congress put into place to prevent a relapse.The
Pentagon: Operations Against IS in Eastern Syria 'Paused'

Pentagon: Operations Against IS in Eastern Syria 'Paused'

U.S.-backed ground operations against Islamic State remnants in eastern Syria have been put on hold because Kurds who had spearheaded combat against the extremists have shifted to a separate fight
Bitcoin price given clout in US Government auctions

Bitcoin price given clout in US Government auctions

Over the past half-decade, the United States Department of Justice has been holding Bitcoin auctions. These auctions took place in a manner not entirely unlike what most people know as Police
Trump former aide Nunberg backtracks on defying Mueller, says he may cooperate

Trump former aide Nunberg backtracks on defying Mueller, says he may cooperate

A former Trump campaign aide spent much of the day promising to defy a subpoena from special counsel Robert Mueller, even throwing down the challenge to "arrest me," then backed off his defiance by
Bitcoin price given clout in US Government auctions

Bitcoin price given clout in US Government auctions

Over the past half-decade, the United States Department of Justice has been holding Bitcoin auctions. These auctions took place in a manner not entirely unlike what most people know as Police
Mississippi Senator Resigns After More Than 4 Decades in Congress

Mississippi Senator Resigns After More Than 4 Decades in Congress

Longtime Republican U.S. Senator Thad Cochran says he will resign April 1 because of health reasons.Cochran, who is 80 years old and has represented Mississippi in the Senate since 1978, has been ill
US Judge Orders Jailed Ex-Drug Executive to Forfeit $7.3 Million

US Judge Orders Jailed Ex-Drug Executive to Forfeit $7.3 Million

A U.S. federal judge has ordered jailed ex-pharmaceutical executive Martin Shkreli to forfeit $7.3 million in assets as part of his punishment for investment fraud.Along with cash, Judge Kiyo
US Trade Representative Says Progress Slow at NAFTA Talks

US Trade Representative Says Progress Slow at NAFTA Talks

If Mexico, the U.S. and Canada don't renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement in two months, Washington might put the talks on the back burner until after a new Mexican president is elected
USS Carl Vinson's Visit to Vietnam Brings Navy Dentist Full Circle

USS Carl Vinson's Visit to Vietnam Brings Navy Dentist Full Circle

The visit to Vietnam by the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson “marks an enormously significant milestone in our bilateral relations and demonstrates U.S. support for a strong, prosperous and
Washington Becomes First State to Approve Net-neutrality Rules

Washington Becomes First State to Approve Net-neutrality Rules

Washington became the first state Monday to set up its own net-neutrality requirements after U.S. regulators repealed Obama-era rules that banned internet providers from blocking content or impairing
US Army Says Mishandled War Dogs, Will Comply With Call for Reform

US Army Says Mishandled War Dogs, Will Comply With Call for Reform

The U.S. Army confirmed on Monday that it had mishandled retired bomb-sniffing war dogs and said it would comply with recommendations in a Defense Department Inspector General's report that called for
Plan to Open Drilling Off Pacific Northwest Draws Opposition

Plan to Open Drilling Off Pacific Northwest Draws Opposition

The Trump administration's proposal to expand offshore drilling off the Pacific Northwest coast is drawing vocal opposition in a region where multimillion-dollar fossil fuel projects have been blocked