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Trump Will Tell Kim That Dismantling Arsenal Must Precede Economic Benefits

Sun, 22 Apr 2018 23:42:11 EDT

President Trump is expected to urge North Korea to act quickly to dismantle its nuclear arsenal when he meets Kim Jong Un and isn’t willing to grant Pyongyang substantial sanctions relief in return for a freeze of its nuclear and missile tests.image


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Inside the White House, Fears of Rosenstein Dismissal Ease

Sun, 22 Apr 2018 13:44:57 EDT

Not long ago, President Trump’s advisers believed he would soon fire the Justice Department official overseeing a Russia investigation he calls a “witch hunt,” a step that could set off a cascade of resignations and a potential crisis.image


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Rosenstein Takes a Pause---to Argue a Case Before the Supreme Court

Sun, 22 Apr 2018 23:27:58 EDT

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, a frequent political target amid the Russian election probe, will make his first appearance before the justices.image


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Senate Panel Poised to Vote Against Backing Pompeo Nomination

Sun, 22 Apr 2018 21:12:58 EDT

CIA Director Mike Pompeo is on track for a negative recommendation Monday from the Senate committee considering his nomination as secretary of state, a vote that would mark an unusual rebuke to a central member of President Donald Trump’s foreign policy team.image


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Barbara Bush Remembered as Tough, Loving Matriarch

Sat, 21 Apr 2018 21:14:14 EDT

Former first lady Barbara Bush was eulogized at her memorial service in Houston as a witty family “enforcer” who steered a powerful clan through trying times.image


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Supreme Court to Hear Travel Ban Case

Sun, 22 Apr 2018 22:24:58 EDT

President Donald Trump’s restrictions on travelers from several Muslim-majority countries face a legal test Wednesday, when the Supreme Court considers whether the administration can categorically bar entry to the U.S. based on a person’s nationality.image


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Democrats Sue Trump Campaign, Russia, WikiLeaks Over Election

Sat, 21 Apr 2018 14:10:12 EDT

The Democratic National Committee sued the Russian government, the Trump campaign and WikiLeaks, accusing them of a wide-ranging conspiracy to tip the 2016 election in President Trump’s favor.image


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White House Backs Funding Increase for World Bank

Sat, 21 Apr 2018 16:57:17 EDT

The Trump administration is setting aside its skepticism of big international institutions that manage the global economy, in part because it wants to use the World Bank as a counterweight to China’s growing international influence. image


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Inspectors Enter Syrian Site of Suspected Chemical Attack

Sat, 21 Apr 2018 19:32:29 EDT

An international team was allowed into the Syrian town to investigate. Dozens of people were killed two weeks ago in the area. image


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Michael Cohen's Attorney Urges Judge to Delay 'Stormy Daniels' Suit Against Him

Sat, 21 Apr 2018 07:50:40 EDT

Lawyers for President Donald Trump’s personal attorney Michael Cohen asked a federal judge here Friday to halt a civil case against him in light of the criminal investigation embroiling him in New York.image


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'Wag the Dog' Leaps From Hollywood to Washington Pundits

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 11:59:23 EDT

Commentators on Syrian air raids turn to a phrase made famous in a 1997 movie.image


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How Tony Podesta, a Washington Power Broker, Lost It All

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 21:13:31 EDT

The longtime Democratic lobbyist had money, power, connections and a rarefied art collection. Then came a divorce, Paul Manafort and Donald Trump, and just like that, his world came crashing down. image


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Kudlow's Uneasy Transition From TV to White House Reality

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 13:34:27 EDT

Lawrence Kudlow’s dust-up with Nikki Haley over Russia sanctions underscores the challenges of going from being a cable TV commentator to working in a White House with a president who likes to improvise. image


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North Korea's Kim Strikes Milder Tone on Nuclear Tests, Detainees

Sat, 21 Apr 2018 19:44:14 EDT

Leader Kim Jong Un said North Korea would close its nuclear test facility and suspend long-range missile testing. He also separately assured CIA Director Mike Pompeo that a meeting with President Trump could be paired with the release of three American detainees.image


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Two Comey Memos Shared With Friend Are Under Scrutiny

Sat, 21 Apr 2018 10:36:50 EDT

At least two of the memos that former FBI Director James Comey gave to a friend outside of the government contained information that officials now consider classified, prompting a review by the Justice Department’s watchdog. image


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Andrew McCabe Hits Back After Firing, Criticism

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 17:38:11 EDT

Andrew McCabe’s attorney stepped up his public defense of the FBI’s former No. 2 official, attacking the process that led to his firing, criticizing James Comey and threatening legal action against President Trump and others. image


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Don't Rule Out an EU-U.S. Trade War

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 09:48:22 EDT

The EU is refusing to bow to U.S. demands for concessions as the price of making temporary exemptions from steel and aluminum tariffs permanent before they expire on May 1. image


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CIA Memo Says Haspel Isn't to Blame for Destroyed Tapes

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 19:14:45 EDT

The CIA released a 2011 internal memo saying Gina Haspel wasn’t to blame for the destruction of videotaped interrogations of terror suspects, an effort to shore up support on Capitol Hill for her nomination to lead the spy agency. image


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John Bolton Names Mira Ricardel as Deputy National Security Adviser

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 18:23:09 EDT

White House National Security Adviser John Bolton on Friday named former Undersecretary of Commerce Mira Ricardel as his deputy, his first move adding to the National Security Council’s ranks since starting the job last week. image


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Arizona Teachers Vote to Go on Strike

Sat, 21 Apr 2018 00:09:40 EDT

Arizona teachers voted late Thursday to go on strike next week, making the state the fourth this year to host teacher protests in support of increased pay.image


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How a Grand Jury Is Shaping the Trump-Russia Investigation

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 09:49:13 EDT

A video explaining the grand jury’s key role in the Trump-Russia investigation. image


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Mnuchin Calls for IMF to Increase Transparency of Surging Chinese Infrastructure Lending

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 17:10:19 EDT

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin called on the IMF and World Bank to launch a “joint action plan” to better highlight the rapid run-up in debt associated with China’s lending for international infrastructure projects. image


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OPEC, Russia Back Continued Oil Cuts, Drawing Trump Ire

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 22:04:33 EDT

A group of some of the world’s biggest crude producers said they would keep a tight grip on output for the rest of the year, and perhaps into next, spurring President Donald Trump to call oil prices “artificially very high.” image


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National Enquirer Parent, Staunch Trump Backer, Faces Mounting Debt, Shrinking Sales

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 21:20:07 EDT

American Media Inc., publisher of the National Enquirer supermarket tabloid, faces ballooning debt, falling revenue and shrinking newsstand sales, according to company reports reviewed by The Wall Street Journal.image


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Conservative Activist Group Backs Rep. Jordan as House GOP Leader

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 15:38:07 EDT

The prominent conservative activist group FreedomWorks jumped into the House leadership race this week, throwing its support behind Rep. Jim Jordan to succeed retiring Speaker Paul Ryan. image


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Senate Votes to End Auto-Loan Anti-Discrimination Rule

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 09:46:35 EDT

The Senate voted 51-47 to end a rule designed to curb racial discrimination in auto financing. image


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House Members Press Paul Ryan to Break Immigration Impasse

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 09:47:02 EDT

A bipartisan group of House lawmakers was working to exert pressure on House Speaker Paul Ryan to bring immigration legislation up for a vote. image


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Scott Pruitt's EPA Phone Booth Expenditure Under Investigation

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 09:47:33 EDT

White House Budget Director Mick Mulvaney said he would investigate findings that the EPA violated the law when it bought a $43,000 soundproof phone booth for administrator Scott Pruitt.image


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Some in Congress Fear White House Will Claim Expanded War Powers After Syria Attack

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 09:44:28 EDT

Many lawmakers have expressed support for the recent strikes against Syria, launched without congressional approval, but a number harbor concerns that the White House believes it now has broad authority to undertake further, riskier attacks.image


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Cohen Would Turn Against President if Charged, Counselor Warned Trump

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 16:04:31 EDT

A longtime legal adviser of President Trump warned the president in a phone call Friday that Michael Cohen, Mr. Trump’s personal lawyer and close friend, would turn against the president and cooperate with federal prosecutors if faced with criminal charges.image


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Trump Suggests He Has No Immediate Plans to Fire Russia Probe Leaders

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 21:15:05 EDT

President Donald Trump on Wednesday suggested he had no immediate plans to fire the two Justice Department officials overseeing the investigation into whether his associates colluded with Russia’s efforts to interfere in the 2016 election.image


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Former Playboy Playmate Karen McDougal and Publisher Settle Lawsuit

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 20:31:01 EDT

Agreement with American Media releases her from a contract she said was meant to muzzle her during Donald Trump’s presidential campaign. image


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New York Attorney General Takes Aim at Presidential Pardons

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 17:20:13 EDT

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman asked state lawmakers to expand his powers to prosecute people who have received a presidential pardon.image


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The Michael Cohen Case Explained

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 16:49:14 EDT

Last week, federal agents raided the law office, home and hotel room of President Trump’s attorney, Michael Cohen. Federal agents walked away with hard drives, electronic devices and as many as 10 boxes of physical documents. The Journal unpacks the legal issues at the center of the current fight over the seized documents.image


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Lawyers for Michael Cohen, Government, Offer up 'Special Master' Candidates

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 17:56:43 EDT

Lawyers for Michael Cohen and for the government have proposed candidates for a “special master,” who may be appointed to review the materials seized from President Trump’s personal lawyer for records protected by attorney-client privilege. image


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U.S. Practices a Wartime Evacuation of Americans From South Korea

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 09:05:18 EDT

The U.S. is testing its procedures in an unusual exercise in which a small group of civilians will be flown out of South Korea in conditions meant to simulate preparation for conflict. image


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Barbara Bush Dies at Age 92

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 11:51:08 EDT

Barbara Pierce Bush went from a privileged childhood to become the wife of one president and mother of another, serving throughout as a pugnacious guardian of what had become America’s most prominent political family.image


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Economic Officials Optimistic on World Growth, Despite Trade Tensions

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 09:18:30 EDT

Economic policy makers gathering in Washington are sticking to optimistic global growth forecasts in the face of growing risks, foremost being trade tensions that have unsettled financial markets. image


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CIA Director Mike Pompeo Met Kim to Discuss Summit

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 11:59:13 EDT

President Donald Trump sent Central Intelligence Agency Director Mike Pompeo on a secret trip to meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Pyongyang.image


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Mon, 16 Apr 2018 22:54:06 EDT




Citizenship Question Rankles in a Trial Run of 2020 Census

Fri, 13 Apr 2018 09:46:33 EDT

Jon Kamp/The Wall Street JournalJon Kamp/The Wall Street JournalJon Kamp/The Wall Street JournalJon Kamp/The Wall Street JournalJon Kamp/The Wall Street JournalJon Kamp/The Wall Street JournalCitizenship Question Rankles in a Trial Run of 2020 Census A Rhode Island dress rehearsal for the 2020 census is turning into an early battleground for the Trump administration’s recent decision to ask respondents if they are U.S. citizens.Citizenship Question Rankles in a Trial Run of 2020 CensusA Rhode Island dress rehearsal for the 2020 census is an early battleground for the Trump administration’s decision to ask respondents if they are U.S. citizens.Rhode Island, site of Census dress rehearsal, is turning into an early test for the move to add citizenship question Citizenship Question Rankles in a Trial Run of 2020 CensusA Rhode Island dress rehearsal for the 2020 census is turning into an early battleground for the Trump administration’s recent decision to ask respondents if they are U.S. citizens. [...]image


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California Rejected Request for Guard Troops to Help Secure Border, U.S. Officials Say

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 09:06:28 EDT

loren elliott/Reutersloren elliott/Reutersloren elliott/Reutersloren elliott/Reutersloren elliott/Reutersloren elliott/ReutersCalifornia Rejected Request for Guard Troops to Help Secure Border, U.S. Officials Say

California officials rejected President Donald Trump’s request for National Guard troops to help secure the U.S. border with Mexico, federal officials said Monday.

U.S. officials say California rejected Trump’s request for National Guard troops to help secure the border with Mexico California Rejected Request for Guard Troops to Help Secure Border, U.S. Officials Say

California officials rejected President Donald Trump’s request for National Guard troops to help secure the U.S. border with Mexico, federal officials said Monday.

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Tax Overhaul Remains Unpopular, Poll Shows

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 10:41:58 EDT

https://www.wsj.com/articles/no-overwhelming-support-for-more-online-regulation-poll-finds-1523913323https://www.wsj.com/articles/no-overwhelming-support-for-more-online-regulation-poll-finds-1523913323https://www.wsj.com/articles/senators-release-bill-to-update-law-underpinning-war-on-terrorism-1523926220https://www.wsj.com/articles/epas-43-000-phone-booth-for-scott-pruitt-broke-the-law-oversight-body-says-1523900239https://www.wsj.com/articles/ex-white-house-aide-rick-dearborn-joins-washington-consulting-firm-1523912357mandel ngan/Agence France-Presse/Getty Imagesmandel ngan/Agence France-Presse/Getty Imagesmandel ngan/Agence France-Presse/Getty Imagesmandel ngan/Agence France-Presse/Getty Imagesmandel ngan/Agence France-Presse/Getty Imagesmandel ngan/Agence France-Presse/Getty ImagesTax Overhaul Remains Unpopular, Poll Shows More people view the Republican tax overhaul as a bad idea than a good one, a new Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll found, but Americans see the GOP as better equipped to handle taxes and other economic issues.Tax Overhaul Remains Unpopular, Poll Shows More people view the Republican tax overhaul as a bad idea than a good one, a new Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll found, but Americans see the GOP as better equipped to handle taxes and other economic issues.Tax Overhaul Remains Unpopular, Poll Shows More people view the GOP tax overhaul as a bad idea than a good one, a new Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll found, but Americans see Republicans as better equipped to handle taxes and other economic issues. No Overwhelming Support for More Online Regulation, Poll FindsSenators Release Bill to Update Law Underpinning War on TerrorismWatchdog: EPA’s $43,000 Phone Booth for Pruitt Broke the LawEx-White House Aide Dearborn Joins Washington Consulting FirmGOP tax overhaul remains unpopular, Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll shows GOP Tax Overhaul Remains Unpopular -- Wall Street Journal/NBC News Poll2018-04-16 17:0027% of Americans View GOP Tax Law as Good Idea; 36% See It as Bad Idea -- Wall Street Journal/NBC News Poll2018-04-16 17:00Tax Overhaul Remains Unpopular, Poll Shows -- UpdateTax Overhaul Remains Unpopular, Poll Shows More people view the Republican tax overhaul as a bad idea than a good one, a new Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll found, but Americans see the GOP as better equipped to handle taxes and other economic issues.Support Is Limited for More Regulation of Social Media [...]image


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Why No One Wants to Back the Gun of the Future

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 00:36:19 EDT

https://www.wsj.com/articles/mark-zuckerberg-of-guns-pushes-on-1523707200?mod=searchresults&page=1&pos=1https://www.wsj.com/articles/mark-zuckerberg-of-guns-pushes-on-1523707200?mod=searchresults&page=1&pos=1Michael Dalder/REUTERSMichael Dalder/REUTERSMichael Dalder/REUTERSMichael Dalder/REUTERSMichael Dalder/REUTERSMichael Dalder/REUTERSWhy No One Wants to Back the Gun of the Future After the Sandy Hook school shooting, Silicon Valley set out to make safer, technologically advanced weapons that could only be fired by their owners.Why No One Wants to Back the Gun of the FutureAfter the Sandy Hook school shooting, Silicon Valley set out to make safer, technologically advanced weapons that could only be fired by their owners.The ‘Mark Zuckerberg of Guns’ Pushes OnWhy no one wants to back the gun of the futureWhy No One Wants to Back the Gun of the FutureAfter the Sandy Hook school shooting, Silicon Valley set out to make safer, technologically advanced weapons that could only be fired by their owners.The ‘Mark Zuckerberg of Guns’ Pushes On [...]image


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Some Republicans See House Speaker Race as an Open Field

Mon, 16 Apr 2018 13:58:01 EDT

https://www.wsj.com/articles/house-speaker-ryan-warns-against-identity-politics-1523797201Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg NewsAndrew Harrer/Bloomberg NewsAndrew Harrer/Bloomberg NewsAndrew Harrer/Bloomberg NewsAndrew Harrer/Bloomberg NewsAndrew Harrer/Bloomberg NewsSome Republicans See House Speaker Race as an Open FieldThe race to succeed Paul Ryan as House speaker is an open field, some Republicans say, even as Majority Whip Steve Scalise has been hesitant to pose a direct challenge to Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy.Some Republicans See House Speaker Race as an Open FieldThe race to succeed Paul Ryan as House speaker is an open field, some Republicans say, even as Majority Whip Steve Scalise has been hesitant to pose a direct challenge to Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy.Ryan Warns Against ‘Identity Politics’Some Republicans see House speaker race as an open fieldSome Republicans See House Speaker Race as an Open FieldThe race to succeed Paul Ryan as House speaker is an open field, some Republicans say, even as Majority Whip Steve Scalise has been hesitant to pose a direct challenge to Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy. [...]image


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Trump to Nominate Clarida, Bowman to Fed Board

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 09:16:20 EDT

https://www.wsj.com/articles/trump-to-nominate-dan-berkovitz-to-cftc-1523903847?tesla=yhttps://www.wsj.com/articles/trump-breaches-precedent-by-commenting-on-currency-values-1523903168?mod=searchresults&page=1&pos=1handout/Reutershandout/Reutershandout/Reutershandout/Reutershandout/Reutershandout/ReutersTrump to Nominate Richard Clarida, Michelle Bowman to Fed BoardDonald Trump said he plans to nominate Columbia University economist Richard Clarida as Federal Reserve vice chairman and Kansas Bank Commissioner Michelle Bowman as a Fed governor.Trump to Nominate Clarida, Bowman to Fed BoardDonald Trump said he plans to nominate Columbia University economist Richard Clarida as Federal Reserve vice chairman and Kansas Bank Commissioner Michelle Bowman as a Fed governor.Trump to Nominate Dan Berkovitz to CFTCTrump to Nominate Clarida, Bowman to Fed BoardDonald Trump said he plans to nominate Columbia University economist Richard Clarida as Federal Reserve vice chairman and Kansas Bank Commissioner Michelle Bowman as a Fed governor.Trump Breaches Precedent by Commenting on Currency ValuesBloombergTrump to Nominate Clarida, Bowman to Fed BoardDonald Trump said he plans to nominate Columbia University economist Richard Clarida as Federal Reserve vice chairman and Kansas Bank Commissioner Michelle Bowman as a Fed governor.Trump to Nominate Richard Clarida, Michelle Bowman to Fed BoardPresident Donald Trump is set to announce Monday two nominees to the Federal Reserve Board, including Columbia University economist Richard Clarida as vice chairman, according to White House officials. Mr. Clarida is a Republican economist and monetary policy specialist. If confirmed by the Senate, he would serve as the No. 2 to Fed Chairman Jerome Powell. The second nominee is Michelle Bowman, who has been Kansas’ bank commissioner since January 2017. She would fill a spot on the seven-member Fed board reserved for a community banker or regulator of community banks.Trump to Nominate Richard Clarida, Michelle Bowman to Fed BoardPresident Donald Trump is set to announce Monday two nominees to the Federal Reserve Board, including Columbia University economist Richard Clarida as vice chairman, according to White House officials. Mr. Clarida is a Republican economist and monetary policy specialist. If confirmed by the Senate, he would serve as the No. 2 to Fed Chairman Jerome Powell. The second nominee is Michelle Bowman, who has been Kansas’ bank commissioner since January 2017. She would fill a spot on the seven-member Fed board reserved for a community banker or regulator of community banks.Trump to nominate Richard Clarida, Michelle Bowman to Fed boardTrump to Nominate Economist Richard Clarida as Federal Reserve Vice Chairman2018-04-16 13:27White House Set to Nominate Kansas Banking Regulator Michelle Bowman to Fed Board2018-04-16 13:27Trum[...]


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Trump Breaches Precedent by Commenting on Currency Values

Mon, 16 Apr 2018 16:17:24 EDT

carlos barria/Reuterscarlos barria/Reuterscarlos barria/Reuterscarlos barria/Reuterscarlos barria/Reuterscarlos barria/ReutersTrump Breaches Precedent by Commenting on Currency Values The Trump administration has veered away from a rule of thumb in place at the White House and U.S. Treasury for roughly a quarter-century: Avoid commenting on the dollar, the Federal Reserve or daily moves in stock markets.MarketsTrump Breaches Precedent by Commenting on Currency Values The Trump administration has veered away from a rule of thumb in place at the White House and U.S. Treasury for roughly a quarter-century: Avoid commenting on the dollar, the Federal Reserve or daily moves in stock markets.ReutersTrump Breaches Precedent by Commenting on Currency Values The Trump administration has veered away from a rule of thumb in place at the White House and U.S. Treasury for roughly a quarter-century: Avoid commenting on the dollar, the Federal Reserve or daily moves in stock markets.Trump tweets on China and Russia currency, breaking White House precedent of reticence on monetary policy Trump Breaches Precedent by Commenting on Currency Values -- UpdateTrump Breaches Precedent by Commenting on Currency Values The Trump administration has veered away from a rule of thumb in place at the White House and U.S. Treasury for roughly a quarter-century: Avoid commenting on the dollar, the Federal Reserve or daily moves in stock markets. [...]image


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Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross Gains More Sway Over Space Issues

Mon, 16 Apr 2018 23:13:12 EDT

andres stapff/Reutersandres stapff/Reutersandres stapff/Reutersandres stapff/Reutersandres stapff/Reutersandres stapff/ReutersCommerce Secretary Wilbur Ross Gains More Sway Over Space Issues The Trump administration will try a new approach to preventing hundreds of military and commercial satellites from hitting space debris, Vice President Mike Pence said on Monday.Commerce Secretary Gains More Sway Over Space Issues The Trump administration will try a new approach to preventing hundreds of military and commercial satellites from hitting space debris, Vice President Mike Pence said on Monday.Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross Gains More Sway Over Space Issues Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross Gains More Sway Over Space Issues -- Update 2018-04-16 22:47Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross Gains More Sway Over Space Issues The Trump administration will try a new approach to preventing hundreds of military and commercial satellites from hitting space debris, Vice President Mike Pence said on Monday. [...]image


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Trump Bowed to Pentagon Restraint on Syria Strikes

Mon, 16 Apr 2018 11:17:28 EDT

https://www.wsj.com/articles/u-k-s-may-to-defend-striking-syria-without-seeking-parliaments-backing-1523875994?tesla=yhttps://www.wsj.com/articles/u-k-s-may-to-defend-striking-syria-without-seeking-parliaments-backing-1523875994?tesla=yhttps://www.wsj.com/articles/a-day-after-u-s-airstrikes-in-syria-assad-launches-new-onslaught-against-rebels-1523799881https://www.wsj.com/articles/images-show-syria-airstrikes-effects-1523826010https://www.wsj.com/articles/u-k-s-may-to-defend-striking-syria-without-seeking-parliaments-backing-1523875994?tesla=yhttps://www.wsj.com/articles/a-day-after-u-s-airstrikes-in-syria-assad-launches-new-onslaught-against-rebels-1523799881https://www.wsj.com/articles/u-k-s-may-to-defend-striking-syria-without-seeking-parliaments-backing-1523875994?tesla=yhttps://www.wsj.com/articles/a-day-after-u-s-airstrikes-in-syria-assad-launches-new-onslaught-against-rebels-1523799881https://www.wsj.com/articles/trump-doubles-down-on-mission-accomplished-1523807762https://www.wsj.com/articles/a-day-after-u-s-airstrikes-in-syria-assad-launches-new-onslaught-against-rebels-1523799881https://www.wsj.com/articles/u-k-s-may-to-defend-striking-syria-without-seeking-parliaments-backing-1523875994?tesla=yA research-and-development center in Syria before and after U.S.-led strikes.A research-and-development center in Syria before and after U.S.-led strikes.A research-and-development center in Syria before and after U.S.-led strikes.A research-and-development center in Syria before and after U.S.-led strikes.A research-and-development center in Syria before and after U.S.-led strikes.A research-and-development center in Syria before and after U.S.-led strikes.A research-and-development center in Syria before and after U.S.-led strikes.Trump Bowed to Pentagon Restraint on Syria Strikes President Donald Trump was presented with three sets of options for a military strike. The one he ordered was one-third the size of the most expansive option.Trump Bowed to Pentagon Restraint on Syria StrikesPresident Donald Trump was presented with three sets of options for a military strike. The one he ordered was one-third the size of the most expansive option.U.K.’s May to Defend Syria StrikesTrump Bowed to Pentagon Restraint on Syria StrikesPresident Donald Trump was presented with three sets of options for a military strike. The one he ordered was one-third the size of the most expansive option.U.K.’s May to Defend Striking Syria in ParliamentAssad Launches New Offensive on RebelsImages Show Western Airstrikes’ Effects in SyriaTrump Bowed to Pentagon Restraint on Syria StrikesPresident Donald Trump was presented with three sets of options for a military strike. The one he ordered was one-third the size of the most expansive option.U.K.’s May t[...]


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Maine Lawmakers Clash With Governor Over Naloxone Access

Mon, 16 Apr 2018 10:17:09 EDT

Robert F. Bukaty/Associated PressMaine House Speaker Sara Gideon, shown in 2017, sponsored a bill recently approved by state lawmakers that would remove an age restriction on who can buy the opioid overdose-reversal drug, naloxone.Robert F. Bukaty/Associated PressMaine House Speaker Sara Gideon, shown in 2017, sponsored a bill recently approved by state lawmakers that would remove an age restriction on who can buy the opioid overdose-reversal drug, naloxone.Robert F. Bukaty/Associated PressMaine House Speaker Sara Gideon, shown in 2017, sponsored a bill recently approved by state lawmakers that would remove an age restriction on who can buy the opioid overdose-reversal drug, naloxone.Robert F. Bukaty/Associated PressMaine House Speaker Sara Gideon, shown in 2017, sponsored a bill recently approved by state lawmakers that would remove an age restriction on who can buy the opioid overdose-reversal drug, naloxone.Robert F. Bukaty/Associated PressMaine House Speaker Sara Gideon, shown in 2017, sponsored a bill recently approved by state lawmakers that would remove an age restriction on who can buy the opioid overdose-reversal drug, naloxone.Robert F. Bukaty/Associated PressMaine House Speaker Sara Gideon, shown in 2017, sponsored a bill recently approved by state lawmakers that would remove an age restriction on who can buy the opioid overdose-reversal drug, naloxone.Maine Lawmakers Clash With Governor Over Naloxone Access Lawmakers in Maine seeking to broaden access to an opioid overdose-reversal drug are pushing back against limits supported by Gov. Paul LePage, who has long argued greater availability could enable addicts. Lawmakers in Maine seeking to broaden access to an opioid overdose-reversal drug are pushing back against the latest limits supported by Gov. Paul LePage, who has long argued greater availability could enable addictsMaine Lawmakers Clash With Governor Over Naloxone Access Lawmakers in Maine seeking to broaden access to an opioid overdose-reversal drug are pushing back against limits supported by Gov. Paul LePage, who has long argued greater availability could enable addicts. [...]image


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New York Times, New Yorker Share Pulitzer for Sexual-Harassment Coverage

Mon, 16 Apr 2018 19:33:04 EDT

Ryan M. Kelly/Associated PressRyan M. Kelly/Associated PressRyan M. Kelly/Associated PressRyan M. Kelly/Associated PressRyan M. Kelly/Associated PressRyan M. Kelly/Associated PressNew York Times, New Yorker Share Pulitzer for Sexual-Harassment CoverageThe New York Times was awarded three Pulitzer Prizes, including the award for public-service journalism, while the Reuters news agency won two.Pulitzers Recognize Coverage from Weinstein to CharlottesvilleThe New York Times was awarded three Pulitzer Prizes, including the award for public-service journalism, while the Reuters news agency won two.Getty ImagesNew York Times, New Yorker Share Pulitzer for Sexual-Harassment CoverageThe New York Times shared the Pulitzer Prize for public-service with the New Yorker for articles that uncovered allegations of sexual harassment by movie producer Harvey Weinstein and others, coverage that helped reset the national conversation about the treatment of women.New York Times and New Yorker share Pulitzer for uncovering allegations of sexual harassment by Harvey Weinstein and othersNew York Times, New Yorker Share Pulitzer for Sexual-Harassment CoverageThe New York Times was awarded three Pulitzer Prizes, including the award for public-service journalism, while the Reuters news agency won two. [...]image


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No Overwhelming Support for More Online Regulation, Poll Finds

Mon, 16 Apr 2018 17:24:32 EDT

Andrew Harnik/Associated PressAndrew Harnik/Associated PressAndrew Harnik/Associated PressAndrew Harnik/Associated PressAndrew Harnik/Associated PressAndrew Harnik/Associated PressAndrew Harnik/Associated PressAndrew Harnik/Associated PressAndrew Harnik/Associated PressAndrew Harnik/Associated PressAndrew Harnik/Associated PressAndrew Harnik/Associated PressAndrew Harnik/Associated PressAndrew Harnik/Associated PressAndrew Harnik/Associated PressAndrew Harnik/Associated PressNo Overwhelming Support for More Online Regulation, Poll Finds Congress has held high-profile hearings on Facebook and is debating new regulation of social media companies, but a Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll finds that Americans have only a limited appetite for new government oversight of social media companies. A poll finds no overwhelming support for more online regulation, and the Wall Street Journal/NBC News survey also shows the extensive reach of tech into our lives No Overwhelming Support for More Online Regulation, Poll Finds Congress has held high-profile hearings on Facebook and is debating new regulation of social media companies, but a Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll finds that Americans have only a limited appetite for new government oversight of social media companies. [...]image


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Trump Adviser Kudlow Says 'Calmer Heads' Can Prevail in China Trade Dispute

Mon, 16 Apr 2018 11:22:27 EDT

https://www.wsj.com/articles/china-delays-deal-reviews-as-u-s-trade-frictions-build-1523628379https://www.wsj.com/articles/chinas-trade-surplus-with-u-s-soars-1523599751https://www.wsj.com/articles/u-s-again-declines-to-designate-china-as-a-currency-manipulator-1523653904?tesla=yhttps://www.wsj.com/articles/white-house-plans-to-escalate-trade-pressure-on-china-1523573253?tesla=yhttps://www.wsj.com/articles/china-delays-deal-reviews-as-u-s-trade-frictions-build-1523628379kevin lamarque/Reuterskevin lamarque/Reuterskevin lamarque/Reuterskevin lamarque/Reuterskevin lamarque/Reuterskevin lamarque/ReutersTrump Adviser Kudlow Says ‘Calmer Heads’ Can Prevail in China Trade DisputePresident Donald Trump’s top economic adviser said he is optimistic the U.S. can avoid a broader trade fight with China and said the White House was close to securing a renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement with Canada and Mexico.Trump Adviser Kudlow: ‘Calmer Heads’ Can Prevail in Trade SpatPresident Trump’s top economic adviser said he is optimistic the U.S. can avoid a broader trade fight with China and said the White House was close to securing a renegotiation of Nafta with Canada and Mexico.China Delays Deal Reviews as U.S. Trade Frictions BuildChina’s Trade Surplus With U.S. SoarsU.S. Again Declines to Designate China as a Currency ManipulatorWhite House Plans to Escalate Trade Pressure on ChinaTrump Adviser Kudlow: ‘Calmer Heads’ Can Prevail in Trade SpatPresident Trump’s top economic adviser said he is optimistic the U.S. can avoid a broader trade fight with China and said the White House was close to securing a renegotiation of Nafta with Canada and Mexico.China Delays Deal Reviews as U.S. Trade Frictions BuildTrump adviser Kudlow says ‘calmer heads’ can prevail in China trade disputeNational Economic Council Director Kudlow Says U.S. Should Keep Dollar Steady2018-04-13 16:47Kudlow Says China Trade Fight Is ‘High Risk, High Reward,’ Predicts ‘Calmer Heads Will Prevail’2018-04-13 16:47Kudlow Expects ‘Positive Announcements’ in ‘Near Future’ on Nafta Renegotiation2018-04-13 16:47Trump Adviser Kudlow Says ‘Calmer Heads’ Can Prevail in China Trade Dispute -- UpdateTrump Adviser Kudlow Says ‘Calmer Heads’ Can Prevail in China Trade DisputePresident Donald Trump’s top economic adviser said he is optimistic the U.S. can avoid a broader trade fight with China and said the White House was close to securing a renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement with Canada and Mexico. [...]image


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Syria Launches New Onslaught Against Rebels After U.S. Airstrikes

Sun, 15 Apr 2018 21:36:48 EDT

https://www.wsj.com/articles/images-show-syria-airstrikes-effects-1523826010https://www.wsj.com/articles/trump-doubles-down-on-mission-accomplished-1523807762https://www.wsj.com/articles/u-s-upholds-its-red-line-in-syria-while-steering-clear-of-russias-1523680020https://www.wsj.com/articles/french-president-says-he-urged-trump-to-make-limited-strikes-1523828313https://www.wsj.com/articles/images-show-syria-airstrikes-effects-1523826010https://www.wsj.com/articles/trump-doubles-down-on-mission-accomplished-1523807762https://www.wsj.com/articles/images-show-syria-airstrikes-effects-1523826010https://www.wsj.com/articles/french-president-says-he-urged-trump-to-make-limited-strikes-1523828313?tesla=yhttps://www.wsj.com/articles/u-s-upholds-its-red-line-in-syria-while-steering-clear-of-russias-1523680020SANA/Associated PressSANA/Associated PressSANA/Associated PressSANA/Associated PressSANA/Associated PressSANA/Associated PressA Day After U.S. Airstrikes in Syria, Assad Launches New Onslaught Against Rebels Syrian armed forces on Sunday unleashed airstrikes against rebels and shelled what rescue workers said were civilian homes, as President Bashar al-Assad sought to demonstrate his regime’s continued strength a day after a U.S.-led missile attack.U.S., British and French forces struck sites associated with Syria’s chemical-weapons capabilities on Friday. Video footage shows the missile launches and resulting damage.Syria’s Assad Resumes Strikes Against RebelsSyrian armed forces unleashed airstrikes against rebels and shelled what rescue workers said were civilian homes, as President Bashar al-Assad sought to demonstrate his regime’s strength a day after a U.S.-led attack.Images Show Western Airstrikes’ Effects in SyriaTrump Doubles Down on ‘Mission Accomplished’Analysis: U.S. Upholds Its Red Line, Steers Clear of Russia’sU.S., British and French forces struck sites associated with Syria’s chemical-weapons capabilities on Friday. Video footage shows the missile launches and resulting damage. Above, a Syrian soldier films the damage. Photo: AFP/GettySyria’s Assad Resumes Strikes Against RebelsSyrian armed forces unleashed airstrikes against rebels and shelled what rescue workers said were civilian homes, as President Bashar al-Assad sought to demonstrate his regime’s strength a day after a U.S.-led attack.Macron Says He Urged Trump to Make Limited StrikesImages Show Western Airstrikes’ Effects in SyriaTrump Doubles Down on ‘Mission Accomplished’U.S., British and French forces struck sites associated with Syria’s chemical-weapons capabilities on Friday. Video footage shows the m[...]image


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Trump Lawyers Ask Judge for First Review of Cohen Documents

Mon, 16 Apr 2018 15:09:41 EDT

brendan mcdermid/Reutersbrendan mcdermid/Reutersbrendan mcdermid/Reutersbrendan mcdermid/Reutersbrendan mcdermid/Reutersbrendan mcdermid/Reutersbrendan mcdermid/Reutersbrendan mcdermid/Reutersbrendan mcdermid/Reutersbrendan mcdermid/Reutersbrendan mcdermid/Reutersbrendan mcdermid/Reutersbrendan mcdermid/Reutersbrendan mcdermid/Reutersbrendan mcdermid/Reutersbrendan mcdermid/ReutersTrump Lawyers Ask Judge for First Review of Cohen Documents Lawyers for President Donald Trump say they should be allowed to review evidence seized by the FBI from Mr. Trump’s lawyer, Michael Cohen, before government investigators.Trump Lawyers Ask Judge for First Review of Michael Cohen Documents Trump Lawyers Ask Judge for First Review of Cohen Documents Lawyers for President Donald Trump say they should be allowed to review evidence seized by the FBI from Mr. Trump’s lawyer, Michael Cohen, before government investigators. [...]image


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Top Republican Woman in Congress in Tough Midterm Fight

Sun, 15 Apr 2018 16:51:56 EDT

Tom Williams/Zuma PressTom Williams/Zuma PressTom Williams/Zuma PressTom Williams/Zuma PressTom Williams/Zuma PressTom Williams/Zuma PressTop Republican Woman in Congress in Tough Midterm Fight Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, the No. 4 Republican in the House, is locked in an unexpectedly competitive race in her eastern Washington district as Republicans face energized Democratic voters, putting seats held by longtime, powerful lawmakers into play. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, highest ranking Republican woman, is locked in an unexpectedly competitive race in Eastern Washington Top Republican Woman in Congress in Tough Midterm Fight Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, the No. 4 Republican in the House, is locked in an unexpectedly competitive race in her eastern Washington district as Republicans face energized Democratic voters, putting seats held by longtime, powerful lawmakers into play. [...]image


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Justice Watchdog Says McCabe Misled Investigators

Fri, 13 Apr 2018 20:39:09 EDT

Alex Brandon/Associated PressAlex Brandon/Associated PressAlex Brandon/Associated PressAlex Brandon/Associated PressAlex Brandon/Associated PressAlex Brandon/Associated PressJustice Watchdog Says McCabe Misled InvestigatorsThe Justice Department’s internal watchdog concluded that former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe misled investigators who were probing his role in providing information in October 2016 to a reporter for The Wall Street Journal. Justice Watchdog Says McCabe Misled Investigators A Justice Department watchdog concluded that ex-FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe misled investigators who were probing his role in providing information in October 2016 to a reporter for The Wall Street Journal. Justice Dept. watchdog says ex-FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe made an unauthorized disclosure and lacked candor when he spoke under oath Justice Watchdog Says McCabe Misled Investigators The Justice Department’s internal watchdog concluded that former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe misled investigators who were probing his role in providing information in October 2016 to a reporter for The Wall Street Journal. [...]image


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Trump Lawyer Michael Cohen Negotiated $1.6 Million Settlement for Top Republican Fundraiser

Sun, 15 Apr 2018 07:40:09 EDT

https://www.wsj.com/articles/elliott-broidy-quits-rnc-post-after-report-on-payment-to-ex-model-1523645801https://www.wsj.com/articles/elliott-broidy-quits-rnc-post-after-report-on-payment-to-ex-model-1523645801https://www.wsj.com/articles/trump-said-to-have-acute-interest-in-records-seized-from-michael-cohen-1523639622?tesla=yhttps://www.wsj.com/articles/trump-said-to-have-acute-interest-in-records-seized-from-michael-cohen-1523639622?tesla=yhttps://www.wsj.com/articles/elliott-broidy-quits-rnc-post-after-report-on-payment-to-ex-model-1523645801?tesla=yhttps://www.wsj.com/articles/trump-said-to-have-acute-interest-in-records-seized-from-michael-cohen-1523639622?tesla=ybrendan mcdermid/Reutersbrendan mcdermid/Reutersbrendan mcdermid/Reutersbrendan mcdermid/Reutersbrendan mcdermid/Reutersbrendan mcdermid/Reutersbrendan mcdermid/Reutersbrendan mcdermid/Reutersbrendan mcdermid/Reutersbrendan mcdermid/Reutersbrendan mcdermid/Reutersbrendan mcdermid/Reutersbrendan mcdermid/Reutersbrendan mcdermid/Reutersbrendan mcdermid/Reutersbrendan mcdermid/ReutersTrump Lawyer Michael Cohen Negotiated $1.6 Million Settlement for Top Republican FundraiserPresident Donald Trump’s personal lawyer negotiated a deal in late 2017 to pay $1.6 million to a former Playboy model who said she was impregnated by a top Republican fundraiser.Trump Lawyer Cohen Struck Settlement for GOP FundraiserPresident Donald Trump’s personal lawyer negotiated a deal in late 2017 to pay $1.6 million to a former Playboy model who said she was impregnated by a top Republican fundraiser.Republican Official Quits Post After ReportCohen Attorneys Fight Review of Seized RecordsTrump Lawyer Cohen Struck Settlement for GOP FundraiserPresident Donald Trump’s personal lawyer negotiated a deal in late 2017 to pay $1.6 million to a former Playboy model who said she was impregnated by a top Republican fundraiser.Trump Lawyer Cohen Struck Settlement for GOP FundraiserPresident Donald Trump’s personal lawyer negotiated a deal in late 2017 to pay $1.6 million to a former Playboy model who said she was impregnated by a top Republican fundraiser.Cohen Attorneys Fight Review of RecordsTrump Lawyer Cohen Struck Settlement for GOP FundraiserPresident Donald Trump’s personal lawyer negotiated a deal in late 2017 to pay $1.6 million to a former Playboy model who said she was impregnated by a top Republican fundraiser.Broidy Quits RNC Post After ReportTrump Said to Have ‘Acute’ Interest in Records Seized From CohenMichael Cohen arranged another settle[...]image


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Trump Talks TPP, but Trade Partners Say, Not So Fast

Mon, 16 Apr 2018 11:23:58 EDT

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Pence Says U.S. to Provide $16 Million in Aid to Venezuelan Refugees

Fri, 13 Apr 2018 20:35:52 EDT

Karel Navarro/Associated PressKarel Navarro/Associated PressKarel Navarro/Associated PressKarel Navarro/Associated PressKarel Navarro/Associated PressKarel Navarro/Associated PressPence Says U.S. to Provide $16 Million in Aid to Venezuelan Refugees The U.S. will provide $16 million in aid to Venezuelans who have fled their homeland amid a growing humanitarian and economic crisis, Vice President Mike Pence said as he arrived in Peru for talks with Latin American leaders. Pence says U.S. to provide $16 million in aid to Venezuelan refugees Pence Says U.S. to Provide $16 Million in Aid to Venezuelan Refugees The U.S. will provide $16 million in aid to Venezuelans who have fled their homeland amid a growing humanitarian and economic crisis, Vice President Mike Pence said as he arrived in Peru for talks with Latin American leaders. [...]image


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A GOP Conservative Leader Weighs Run for House Speaker

Fri, 13 Apr 2018 23:55:59 EDT

https://www.wsj.com/articles/house-speaker-paul-ryan-endorses-kevin-mccarthy-to-succeed-him-1523646431?tesla=yJoshua Roberts/REUTERSJoshua Roberts/REUTERSJoshua Roberts/REUTERSJoshua Roberts/REUTERSJoshua Roberts/REUTERSJoshua Roberts/REUTERSA Leader of GOP’s Freedom Caucus Weighs Run for House SpeakerA leader of a group of the most conservative members of the House said he is exploring a run to lead the chamber’s Republicans, adding a new dimension to what so far has been a two-way race to succeed outgoing Speaker Paul Ryan.A GOP Conservative Leader Weighs Run for House SpeakerA leader of a group of the most conservative members of the House said he is exploring a run to lead the chamber’s Republicans, adding a new dimension to what so far has been a two-way race to succeed outgoing Speaker Paul Ryan.Ryan Endorses McCarthy to Succeed HimA leader of GOP’s Freedom Caucus weighs run to succeed House Speaker Paul RyanA GOP Conservative Leader Weighs Run for House Speaker -- UpdateA GOP Conservative Leader Weighs Run for House SpeakerA leader of a group of the most conservative members of the House said he is exploring a run to lead the chamber’s Republicans, adding a new dimension to what so far has been a two-way race to succeed outgoing Speaker Paul Ryan. [...]image


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For Trump, a Hectic Week of Planning to Organize Syria Strike

Sat, 14 Apr 2018 02:39:11 EDT

Yang Chenglin/Xinhua/Zuma PressYang Chenglin/Xinhua/Zuma PressYang Chenglin/Xinhua/Zuma PressYang Chenglin/Xinhua/Zuma PressYang Chenglin/Xinhua/Zuma PressYang Chenglin/Xinhua/Zuma PressYang Chenglin/Xinhua/Zuma PressYang Chenglin/Xinhua/Zuma PressYang Chenglin/Xinhua/Zuma PressYang Chenglin/Xinhua/Zuma PressYang Chenglin/Xinhua/Zuma PressYang Chenglin/Xinhua/Zuma PressYang Chenglin/Xinhua/Zuma PressYang Chenglin/Xinhua/Zuma PressYang Chenglin/Xinhua/Zuma PressYang Chenglin/Xinhua/Zuma PressFor Trump, a Hectic Week of Planning to Organize Syria Strike President Donald Trump knew right away he wanted reprisals against Syria for a suspected chemical weapons attack that killed 43 civilians. But organizing the retaliatory strike proved more time-consuming than he had imagined, aides said. Trump, Mattis Differed on ResponsePresident Donald Trump knew right away he wanted reprisals against Syria for a suspected chemical weapons attack that killed 43 civilians. But organizing the retaliatory strike proved more time-consuming than he had imagined, aides said. For Trump, a Hectic Week of Planning to Organize Syria StrikePresident Donald Trump knew right away he wanted reprisals against Syria for a suspected chemical weapons attack that killed 43 civilians. But organizing the retaliatory strike proved more time-consuming than he had imagined, aides said. For Trump, a Hectic Week of Planning to Organize Syria StrikePresident Donald Trump knew right away he wanted reprisals against Syria for a suspected chemical weapons attack that killed 43 civilians. But organizing the retaliatory strike proved more time-consuming than he had imagined, aides said. Mattis had resisted Trump’s calls for sweeping strikes out of concern they could trigger a dangerous clash with Russia and Iran For Trump, a Hectic Week of Planning to Organize Syria StrikeFor Trump, a Hectic Week of Planning to Organize Syria StrikePresident Donald Trump knew right away he wanted reprisals against Syria for a suspected chemical weapons attack that killed 43 civilians. But organizing the retaliatory strike proved more time-consuming than he had imagined, aides said. [...]image


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Syria Airstrikes Target Chemical Sites

Sat, 14 Apr 2018 18:02:22 EDT

https://www.wsj.com/articles/trump-says-strikes-aimed-at-ending-syrias-use-of-chemical-weapons-sending-message-to-russia-and-iran-1523673529?tesla=yhttps://www.wsj.com/articles/trump-seeks-large-strike-in-syria-mattis-urges-caution-1523651589?tesla=yhttps://www.wsj.com/articles/u-s-upholds-its-red-line-in-syria-while-steering-clear-of-russias-1523680020?mod=searchresults&page=1&pos=1https://www.wsj.com/articles/a-divided-syria-reacts-wearily-to-airstrikes-from-u-s-and-allies-1523682689https://www.wsj.com/articles/after-strikes-assad-seeks-to-show-normalcy-1523727307French Publish Report Asserting Assad Used Chemical Weapons in Attackhttps://www.wsj.com/articles/a-divided-syria-reacts-wearily-to-airstrikes-from-u-s-and-allies-1523682689https://www.wsj.com/articles/russia-iran-denounce-airstrikes-on-close-ally-syria-1523699441https://www.wsj.com/articles/trump-says-strikes-aimed-at-ending-syrias-use-of-chemical-weapons-sending-message-to-russia-and-iran-1523673529?tesla=yhttps://www.wsj.com/articles/trump-seeks-large-strike-in-syria-mattis-urges-caution-1523651589?tesla=yhttps://www.wsj.com/articles/u-s-upholds-its-red-line-in-syria-while-steering-clear-of-russias-1523680020?mod=searchresults&page=1&pos=1https://www.wsj.com/articles/a-divided-syria-reacts-wearily-to-airstrikes-from-u-s-and-allies-1523682689Hassan Ammar/Associated PressHassan Ammar/Associated PressHassan Ammar/Associated PressHassan Ammar/Associated PressHassan Ammar/Associated PressHassan Ammar/Associated PressU.S., U.K. and France Launch Strikes Against SyriaU.S., British and French forces targeted sites associated with Syria’s chemical-weapons capabilities, a reprisal for an attack last week that killed at least 43 civilians and injured hundreds more.Syria Airstrikes Target Chemical Sites U.S., British and French forces targeted sites associated with Syria’s chemical-weapons capabilities, a reprisal for an attack last week that killed at least 43 civilians and injured hundreds more.U.S., Allies Launch Airstrikes on SyriaU.S., British and French forces targeted sites associated with Syria’s chemical-weapons capabilities, a reprisal for an attack last week that killed at least 43 civilians and injured hundreds more. Trump Says Strikes Aimed at Ending Syria’s Use of Chemical WeaponsFor Trump, a Hectic Week of Planning to Organize Syria StrikeAnalysis: U.S. Upholds Its Red Line While Steer[...]


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U.S. Upholds Its Red Line in Syria, While Steering Clear of Russia's

Sun, 15 Apr 2018 07:40:08 EDT

Sputnik/Mikhail Klimentyev/ via REUTERSSputnik/Mikhail Klimentyev/ via REUTERSSputnik/Mikhail Klimentyev/ via REUTERSSputnik/Mikhail Klimentyev/ via REUTERSSputnik/Mikhail Klimentyev/ via REUTERSSputnik/Mikhail Klimentyev/ via REUTERSU.S. Upholds Its Red Line in Syria, While Steering Clear of Russia’s In carrying out airstrikes in Syria, the U.S. and its allies were trying to maintain a careful balance: preventing the use of chemical weapons, without crossing Moscow’s red lines against toppling President Bashar al-Assad or targeting Russian forces. U.S. Seeks Careful BalanceIn carrying out airstrikes in Syria, the U.S. and its allies were trying to maintain a careful balance: preventing the use of chemical weapons, without crossing Moscow’s red lines against toppling President Bashar al-Assad or targeting Russian forces. U.S. Tries to Avoid Russia Clash in SyriaIn carrying out airstrikes in Syria, the U.S. and its allies were trying to maintain a careful balance: preventing the use of chemical weapons, without crossing Moscow’s red lines against toppling President Bashar al-Assad or targeting Russian forces. Balancing act: The U.S. and its allies seek to cripple Syria’s chemical-weapons infrastructure without triggering a conflict with Russia and Iran U.S. Upholds Its Red Line in Syria, While Steering Clear of Russia’s -- AnalysisU.S. Upholds Its Red Line in Syria, While Steering Clear of Russia’s In carrying out airstrikes in Syria, the U.S. and its allies were trying to maintain a careful balance: preventing the use of chemical weapons, without crossing Moscow’s red lines against toppling President Bashar al-Assad or targeting Russian forces. [...]image


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Trump Forced to Juggle Syria Response, Rage Over Mueller Probe

Fri, 13 Apr 2018 16:08:12 EDT

https://www.wsj.com/articles/trump-says-syria-decision-coming-soon-mattis-says-u-s-awaiting-evidence-1523553740?tesla=ycarlos barria/Reuterscarlos barria/Reuterscarlos barria/Reuterscarlos barria/Reuterscarlos barria/Reuterscarlos barria/ReutersTrump Forced to Juggle Syria Response, Rage Over Mueller ProbeThe combination of challenges is testing President Trump’s ability to focus on issues as few others have since his presidency began. It also made for a tumultuous week in the West Wing.President Forced to Juggle Syria Response, Rage Over Mueller ProbeThe combination of challenges is testing President Trump’s ability to focus on issues as few others have since his presidency began.Trump Forced to Juggle Syria Response, Rage Over Mueller ProbeThe combination of challenges is testing President Trump’s ability to focus on issues as few others have since his presidency began. It also made for a tumultuous week in the West Wing.U.S., France and Britain Craft Strike PlansU.S. PoliticsTrump Forced to Juggle Syria Response, Rage Over Mueller ProbeThe combination of challenges is testing President Trump’s ability to focus on issues as few others have since his presidency began. It also made for a tumultuous week in the West Wing.The Syrian chemical attack and the FBI raid on his attorney’s office tested Mr. Trump’s ability to focus on the issuesTrump Forced to Juggle Syria Response, Rage Over Mueller ProbeThe combination of challenges is testing President Trump’s ability to focus on issues as few others have since his presidency began. It also made for a tumultuous week in the West Wing. [...]image


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Senate Confirms Wheeler for No. 2 Spot at EPA

Thu, 12 Apr 2018 20:32:37 EDT

Alex Edelman/Zuma PressAlex Edelman/Zuma PressAlex Edelman/Zuma PressAlex Edelman/Zuma PressAlex Edelman/Zuma PressAlex Edelman/Zuma PressSenate Confirms Andrew Wheeler for No. 2 Spot at EPAThe Senate approved Andrew Wheeler as deputy administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency. That puts him in line to run the EPA if administrator Scott Pruitt, recently involved in travel and spending controversies, were to leave the post. Senate confirms Andrew Wheeler for No. 2 spot at EPASenate Confirms Wheeler for No. 2 Spot at EPAThe Senate approved Andrew Wheeler as deputy administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency. That puts him in line to run the EPA if administrator Scott Pruitt, recently involved in travel and spending controversies, were to leave the post. [...]image


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President Orders Review of Postal Service's Finances

Fri, 13 Apr 2018 11:14:04 EDT

https://www.wsj.com/articles/trump-delivers-new-attack-against-amazon-1522775157?mod=searchresults&page=5&pos=17https://www.wsj.com/articles/slammed-by-trump-amazons-jeff-bezos-chooses-the-silent-treatment-1523282400?mod=searchresults&page=2&pos=9https://www.wsj.com/articles/amazon-despite-lumps-from-trump-buoys-postal-service-1522344209Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg NewsAndrew Harrer/Bloomberg NewsAndrew Harrer/Bloomberg NewsAndrew Harrer/Bloomberg NewsAndrew Harrer/Bloomberg NewsAndrew Harrer/Bloomberg NewsPresident Orders Review of Postal Service’s Finances President Donald Trump issued an executive order Thursday creating a task force to recommend reforms in the U.S. Postal Service, following tweets accusing the agency of giving a sweetheart deal to Amazon.Trump Orders Review of Postal Service Finances President Donald Trump issued an executive order Thursday creating a task force to recommend reforms in the U.S. Postal Service, following tweets accusing the agency of giving a sweetheart deal to Amazon.Trump Steps Up Attacks Against AmazonSlammed by Trump, Amazon’s Jeff Bezos Chooses SilenceAmazon, Despite Trump Criticism, Really Delivers for the Postal ServicePresident orders review of Postal Service’s finances President Orders Review of Postal Service’s Finances President Donald Trump issued an executive order Thursday creating a task force to recommend reforms in the U.S. Postal Service, following tweets accusing the agency of giving a sweetheart deal to Amazon. [...]image


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U.S., France and Britain Craft Broad Plans for Strike on Syria

Fri, 13 Apr 2018 11:10:56 EDT

https://www.wsj.com/articles/syrian-government-nears-control-of-enclave-hit-by-suspected-chemical-attack-1523536253?tesla=yAlyssa Weeks/U.S. Navy/EPA/ShutterstockAlyssa Weeks/U.S. Navy/EPA/ShutterstockAlyssa Weeks/U.S. Navy/EPA/ShutterstockAlyssa Weeks/U.S. Navy/EPA/ShutterstockAlyssa Weeks/U.S. Navy/EPA/ShutterstockAlyssa Weeks/U.S. Navy/EPA/ShutterstockU.S., France and Britain Craft Broad Plans for Strike on SyriaBritain, France and the U.S. united around broad plans for a military strike against Syria as they worked to bridge differences over the scope and purpose of a response to a suspected chemical weapons attack.Trump, May and Macron confer on broad plans for a coordinated strike on Syria after suspected chemical attackU.S., France and Britain Craft Broad Plans for Strike on SyriaBritain, France and the U.S. united around broad plans for a military strike against Syria as they worked to bridge differences over the scope and purpose of a response to a suspected chemical weapons attack.Assad Nears Control of Enclave Hit by Suspected Chemical Attack [...]image


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Democrats Obtain More Details on Bank CEO's Outreach to Army

Fri, 13 Apr 2018 00:57:52 EDT

Scott Olson/Getty ImagesScott Olson/Getty ImagesScott Olson/Getty ImagesScott Olson/Getty ImagesScott Olson/Getty ImagesScott Olson/Getty ImagesDemocrats Obtain More Details on Bank CEO’s Outreach to ArmyAn executive whose bank lent as much as $16 million to former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort around the time the banker was seeking to become Army secretary called Army personnel shortly after the election to inquire about the confirmation process.Dems Obtain More Details on Bank CEO’s Outreach to ArmyAn executive whose bank lent as much as $16 million to former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort around the time the banker was seeking to become Army secretary called Army personnel shortly after the election to inquire about the confirmation process.Democrats obtain details on CEO’s outreach to Army as bank gave loans to former Trump campaign chief Paul ManafortDemocrats Obtain More Details on Bank CEO’s Outreach to ArmyAn executive whose bank lent as much as $16 million to former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort around the time the banker was seeking to become Army secretary called Army personnel shortly after the election to inquire about the confirmation process. [...]image


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Ryan Endorses McCarthy to Succeed Him as Speaker

Fri, 13 Apr 2018 16:01:40 EDT

https://www.wsj.com/articles/a-leader-of-gops-freedom-caucus-weighs-run-for-house-speaker-post-1523643226?tesla=yMICHAEL REYNOLDS/EPA-EFE/REX/ShutterstockMICHAEL REYNOLDS/EPA-EFE/REX/ShutterstockMICHAEL REYNOLDS/EPA-EFE/REX/ShutterstockMICHAEL REYNOLDS/EPA-EFE/REX/ShutterstockMICHAEL REYNOLDS/EPA-EFE/REX/ShutterstockMICHAEL REYNOLDS/EPA-EFE/REX/ShutterstockHouse Speaker Paul Ryan Endorses Kevin McCarthy to Succeed Him House Speaker Paul Ryan endorsed Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy to succeed him as leader of the House Republicans when he retires.House Speaker Paul Ryan endorses Kevin McCarthy to succeed him Ryan Endorses McCarthy to Succeed Him as SpeakerHouse Speaker Paul Ryan endorsed Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy to succeed him as leader of the House Republicans when he retires.A Leader of GOP’s Freedom Caucus Weighs Run for House Speaker [...]image


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Dispute With Congress Adds to Pressure on Rosenstein

Fri, 13 Apr 2018 11:12:36 EDT

Win McNamee/Getty ImagesWin McNamee/Getty ImagesWin McNamee/Getty ImagesWin McNamee/Getty ImagesWin McNamee/Getty ImagesWin McNamee/Getty ImagesDispute With Congress Adds to Pressure on RosensteinA dispute between Congress and the Justice Department about access to law-enforcement documents has ratcheted up pressure on Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, who is already a target of President Donald Trump’s criticism.While leaders in both parties have shown support for the special counsel, some Republicans have directed their ire at the deputy attorney generalDispute With Congress Adds to Pressure on RosensteinA dispute between Congress and the Justice Department about access to law-enforcement documents has ratcheted up pressure on Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, who is already a target of President Donald Trump’s criticism. [...]image


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GOP Fundraiser Elliott Broidy Quits RNC Post

Fri, 13 Apr 2018 18:02:42 EDT

https://www.wsj.com/articles/trump-lawyer-michael-cohen-negotiated-1-6-million-settlement-for-top-republican-fundraiser-1523638726David Karp/ASSOCIATED PRESSDavid Karp/ASSOCIATED PRESSDavid Karp/ASSOCIATED PRESSDavid Karp/ASSOCIATED PRESSDavid Karp/ASSOCIATED PRESSDavid Karp/ASSOCIATED PRESSDavid Karp/ASSOCIATED PRESSDavid Karp/ASSOCIATED PRESSDavid Karp/ASSOCIATED PRESSDavid Karp/ASSOCIATED PRESSDavid Karp/ASSOCIATED PRESSElliott Broidy Quits RNC Post After Report on Payment to Ex-ModelGOP fundraiser Elliott Broidy on Friday resigned from his post as deputy national finance chairman at the Republican National Committee following a Wall Street Journal report that he had agreed to pay $1.6 million to a former Playboy model who said Mr. Broidy had impregnated her. GOP Fundraiser Elliott Broidy Quits RNC PostGOP Fundraiser Elliott Broidy Quits RNC PostGOP fundraiser Elliott Broidy on Friday resigned from his post as deputy national finance chairman at the Republican National Committee following a Wall Street Journal report that he had agreed to pay $1.6 million to a former Playboy model who said Mr. Broidy had impregnated her. Trump Lawyer Cohen Struck Settlement for GOP Fundraiser [...]image


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Paul Ryan Rejects Giving Up Speaker Post Before January

Fri, 13 Apr 2018 11:13:42 EDT

Michael Reynolds/EPA/ShutterstockMichael Reynolds/EPA/ShutterstockMichael Reynolds/EPA/ShutterstockMichael Reynolds/EPA/ShutterstockMichael Reynolds/EPA/ShutterstockMichael Reynolds/EPA/ShutterstockPaul Ryan Rejects Giving Up Speaker Post Before January Republican House Speaker Paul Ryan rejected any suggestion that he should step down as speaker before his stated intention to do so in January. Paul Ryan rejected suggestions he should give up speaker job before January Paul Ryan Rejects Giving Up Speaker Post Before January Republican House Speaker Paul Ryan rejected any suggestion that he should step down as speaker before his stated intention to do so in January. [...]image


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Pompeo Promises Not to Be a 'Yes Man'

Fri, 13 Apr 2018 04:12:41 EDT

https://www.wsj.com/articles/dispute-with-congress-adds-to-pressure-on-rosenstein-1523575398?tesla=yjonathan ernst/Reutersjonathan ernst/Reutersjonathan ernst/Reutersjonathan ernst/Reutersjonathan ernst/Reutersjonathan ernst/ReutersMike Pompeo Promises Not to Be a ‘Yes Man’CIA Director Mike Pompeo sought to reassure senators he would be a sober voice on foreign policy if confirmed as the next U.S. secretary of state and would carry out President Donald Trump’s agenda while not hesitating to differ in internal debates.Pompeo Promises Not to Be a ‘Yes Man’CIA Director Mike Pompeo sought to reassure senators he would be a sober voice on foreign policy if confirmed as the next U.S. secretary of state and would carry out President Donald Trump’s agenda while not hesitating to differ in internal debates.Dispute With Congress Adds to Pressure on RosensteinPompeo Promises Not to Be a ‘Yes Man’CIA Director Mike Pompeo sought to reassure senators he would be a sober voice on foreign policy if confirmed as the next U.S. secretary of state and would carry out President Donald Trump’s agenda while not hesitating to differ in internal debates.Pompeo Vows Not to Be a ‘Yes Man’CIA Director Mike Pompeo sought to reassure senators he would be a sober voice on foreign policy if confirmed as the next U.S. secretary of state and not hesitate to differ in internal debates.CIA Director Mike Pompeo promises not to be a ‘yes man’Pompeo Promises Not to Be a ‘Yes Man’ -- UpdatePompeo Promises Not to Be a ‘Yes Man’CIA Director Mike Pompeo sought to reassure senators he would be a sober voice on foreign policy if confirmed as the next U.S. secretary of state and would carry out President Donald Trump’s agenda while not hesitating to differ in internal debates. [...]image


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Trump Plans to Pardon Former Cheney Aide Scooter Libby

Fri, 13 Apr 2018 11:11:42 EDT

Mandel Ngan/Agence France-Presse/Getty ImagesMandel Ngan/Agence France-Presse/Getty ImagesMandel Ngan/Agence France-Presse/Getty ImagesMandel Ngan/Agence France-Presse/Getty ImagesMandel Ngan/Agence France-Presse/Getty ImagesMandel Ngan/Agence France-Presse/Getty ImagesMandel Ngan/Agence France-Presse/Getty ImagesMandel Ngan/Agence France-Presse/Getty ImagesMandel Ngan/Agence France-Presse/Getty ImagesMandel Ngan/Agence France-Presse/Getty ImagesMandel Ngan/Agence France-Presse/Getty ImagesMandel Ngan/Agence France-Presse/Getty ImagesMandel Ngan/Agence France-Presse/Getty ImagesMandel Ngan/Agence France-Presse/Getty ImagesMandel Ngan/Agence France-Presse/Getty ImagesMandel Ngan/Agence France-Presse/Getty ImagesTrump Plans to Pardon Former Cheney Aide Scooter LibbyPresident Donald Trump plans to pardon a former top aide to Vice President Dick Cheney, I. Lewis “Scooter” Libby Jr.—a step that former President George W. Bush refused to take.President Trump plans to pardon Scooter Libby, who convicted of lying to a grand jury in Valerie Plame caseTrump Plans to Pardon Former Cheney Aide Scooter LibbyPresident Donald Trump plans to pardon a former top aide to Vice President Dick Cheney, I. Lewis “Scooter” Libby Jr.—a step that former President George W. Bush refused to take. [...]image


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Comey in Memoir Compares Trump to Mafia Boss

Fri, 13 Apr 2018 09:49:47 EDT

https://www.wsj.com/articles/trump-plans-to-pardon-former-cheney-aide-scooter-libby-1523594826?tesla=yhttps://www.wsj.com/articles/trump-plans-to-pardon-former-cheney-aide-scooter-libby-1523594826?tesla=yzach gibson/Agence France-Presse/Getty Imageszach gibson/Agence France-Presse/Getty Imageszach gibson/Agence France-Presse/Getty Imageszach gibson/Agence France-Presse/Getty Imageszach gibson/Agence France-Presse/Getty Imageszach gibson/Agence France-Presse/Getty ImagesEx-FBI Director James Comey in Memoir Compares Donald Trump to Mafia Boss Former FBI Director James Comey describes President Donald Trump as a “deeply flawed person and leader” in a new memoir that also compares him to a Mafia boss and characterizes his presidency as a “forest fire,” according to a copy reviewed by The Wall Street Journal.Comey Compares Trump to Mafia Boss Former FBI Director James Comey describes President Trump as a “deeply flawed person and leader” in a new memoir and characterizes his presidency as a “forest fire.”Trump Plans to Pardon Scooter LibbyU.S. PoliticsFormer FBI Director James Comey Compares Trump to Mafia Boss He describes Mr. Trump as a “deeply flawed person” in a memoir that characterizes the presidency as a “forest fire.”Trump Plans to Pardon Scooter LibbyIn hard-hitting memoir, ex-FBI Director James Comey accuses Trump of ‘leading through fear’ and defends handling of Clinton probeComey in Memoir Compares Trump to Mafia Boss Former FBI Director James Comey describes President Donald Trump as a “deeply flawed person and leader” in a new memoir that also compares him to a Mafia boss and characterizes his presidency as a “forest fire,” according to a copy reviewed by The Wall Street Journal. [...]image


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White House Plans to Escalate Trade Pressure on China

Fri, 13 Apr 2018 08:33:13 EDT

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House Retirements Raise Risks for Republicans

Thu, 12 Apr 2018 13:00:28 EDT

House Retirements Raise Risks for Republicans

Paul Ryan’s retirement adds to the growing list of House Republicans who aren’t seeking re-election, expanding the competitive landscape in the battle for control of the chamber

Growing list of Republican retirements is expanding the competitive landscape in the battle for control of the HouseHouse Retirements Raise Risks for Republicans

Paul Ryan’s retirement adds to the growing list of House Republicans who aren’t seeking re-election, expanding the competitive landscape in the battle for control of the chamber




Amazon's Rivals Fear They Will Lose Out on Pentagon's Cloud-Computing Contract

Thu, 12 Apr 2018 16:04:57 EDT

Salvador Rodriguez/ReutersSalvador Rodriguez/ReutersSalvador Rodriguez/ReutersSalvador Rodriguez/ReutersSalvador Rodriguez/ReutersSalvador Rodriguez/ReutersAmazon’s Rivals Fear They Will Lose Out on Pentagon’s Cloud-Computing Contract The Defense Department will release a revised list of requirements in the coming days for a hotly contested, multibillion-dollar contract to move the Pentagon’s data into the cloud, and it says it won’t give in on a central demand: awarding the business to a single winner. Amazon’s Rivals Fear Losing Out on Pentagon Cloud-Computing Contract The Defense Department will release a revised list of requirements in the coming days for a hotly contested, multibillion-dollar contract to move the Pentagon’s data into the cloud, and it says it won’t give in on a central demand: awarding the business to a single winner. Amazon’s Rivals Fear They Will Lose Out on Pentagon’s Cloud-Computing Contract Salvador Rodriguez/ReutersThe Defense Department will release a revised list of requirements in the coming days for a hotly contested, multibillion-dollar contract to move the Pentagon’s data into the cloud, and it says it won’t give in on a central demand: awarding the business to a single winner. Amazon and its tech rivals want a piece of Pentagon’s multibillion-dollar cloud contract, but government plans to award it to just one vendor Amazon’s Rivals Fear They Will Lose Out on Pentagon’s Cloud-Computing Contract The Defense Department will release a revised list of requirements in the coming days for a hotly contested, multibillion-dollar contract to move the Pentagon’s data into the cloud, and it says it won’t give in on a central demand: awarding the business to a single winner. [...]image


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National-Guard Role Prompts Mixed Emotions in Arizona

Fri, 13 Apr 2018 04:16:34 EDT

https://www.wsj.com/articles/trump-takes-steps-to-tighten-rules-on-illegal-immigrants-1523065045?mod=searchresults&page=3&pos=4caitlin o'hara/Agence France-Presse/Getty Imagescaitlin o'hara/Agence France-Presse/Getty Imagescaitlin o'hara/Agence France-Presse/Getty Imagescaitlin o'hara/Agence France-Presse/Getty Imagescaitlin o'hara/Agence France-Presse/Getty Imagescaitlin o'hara/Agence France-Presse/Getty ImagesAlong Arizona Border, National-Guard Role Prompts Mixed Emotions The Arizona border with Mexico has long been a flashpoint in the debate over immigration.National-Guard Role Prompts Mixed Emotions in ArizonaAlong the Arizona border, long a flashpoint in the debate over immigration policy, President Trump’s decision to deploy the National Guard has spurred emotional reactions from lawmakers, law-enforcement officials and local residents.Trump Acts to Tighten Rules on Illegal ImmigrationRole of National Guard along Arizona border prompts mixed emotions National-Guard Role Prompts Mixed Emotions in ArizonaThe Arizona border with Mexico has long been a flashpoint in the debate over immigration. [...]image


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Europe Has Some Lessons on Tech Regulation

Thu, 12 Apr 2018 16:45:16 EDT

Chip Somodevilla/Getty ImagesChip Somodevilla/Getty ImagesChip Somodevilla/Getty ImagesChip Somodevilla/Getty ImagesChip Somodevilla/Getty ImagesChip Somodevilla/Getty ImagesChip Somodevilla/Getty ImagesChip Somodevilla/Getty ImagesChip Somodevilla/Getty ImagesChip Somodevilla/Getty ImagesChip Somodevilla/Getty ImagesChip Somodevilla/Getty ImagesChip Somodevilla/Getty ImagesChip Somodevilla/Getty ImagesChip Somodevilla/Getty ImagesChip Somodevilla/Getty ImagesWhat Lessons Can Washington Learn From Europe About Regulation of Tech Firms?U.S. lawmakers could look to Europe’s example to seek answers and avoid pitfalls as they study Facebook and weigh tech regulations.U.S. lawmakers could look to Europe’s example as they study Facebook and weigh tech regulationsBrussels BeatEurope Has Some Lessons on Tech RegulationU.S. lawmakers could look to Europe’s example to seek answers and avoid pitfalls as they study Facebook and weigh tech regulations. [...]image


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Changes to Medicare, Social Security Less Likely Without Ryan

Fri, 13 Apr 2018 00:27:19 EDT

https://www.wsj.com/articles/paul-ryan-says-he-wont-give-up-speaker-post-until-january-1523555895https://www.wsj.com/articles/paul-ryan-returns-to-a-state-still-recovering-from-recession-1523555283https://www.wsj.com/articles/paul-ryan-says-he-wont-give-up-speaker-post-until-january-1523555895https://www.wsj.com/articles/ryan-and-trump-a-tense-partnership-from-the-start-1523474311?tesla=yhttps://www.wsj.com/articles/the-short-bench-of-contenders-to-succeed-ryan-1523479680?tesla=yAaron p. Bernstein/ReutersAaron p. Bernstein/ReutersAaron p. Bernstein/ReutersAaron p. Bernstein/ReutersAaron p. Bernstein/ReutersAaron p. Bernstein/ReutersChanges to Medicare, Social Security Less Likely Without Paul RyanWhen House Speaker Paul Ryan leaves Congress, the Republican party will lose its most influential advocate for changes to Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid. Changes to Social Safety Net Less Likely Without RyanWhen House Speaker Paul Ryan leaves Congress, the Republican party will lose its most influential advocate for changes to Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid. Ryan Rejects Giving Up Speaker Post Before JanuaryRyan Returns to a State Still Recovering From RecessionChanges to Medicare, Social Security Less Likely Without RyanWhen House Speaker Paul Ryan leaves Congress, the Republican party will lose its most influential advocate for changes to Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid. Ryan Rejects Giving Up Speaker Post Before JanuaryRyan and Trump: Tense From the StartThe Short Bench of Contenders to Succeed RyanWhen House Speaker Paul Ryan leaves Congress, the GOP will lose its advocate for changes to Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid Changes to Medicare, Social Security Less Likely Without RyanWhen House Speaker Paul Ryan leaves Congress, the Republican party will lose its most influential advocate for changes to Social Security, Medicare an[...]


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Two Women Spotlight Two Sides of Abortion Debate

Fri, 13 Apr 2018 16:19:10 EDT

Alliance Defending FreedomAlliance Defending FreedomAlliance Defending FreedomAlliance Defending FreedomAlliance Defending FreedomAlliance Defending FreedomTwo Women Spotlight Two Sides of Abortion DebateThe experiences of two women are examples of both sides of the debate over health workers refusing service for reasons of conscience.Bloomberg NewsTwo Women Spotlight Two Sides of Abortion DebateThe experiences of two women are examples of both sides of the debate over health workers refusing service for reasons of conscience.The experiences of two women are examples of both sides of the debate over health workers refusing service for reasons of conscienceTwo Women Spotlight Two Sides of Abortion DebateThe experiences of two women are examples of both sides of the debate over health workers refusing service for reasons of conscience. [...]image


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OMB Will Review More Tax Rules

Thu, 12 Apr 2018 10:15:50 EDT

joshua roberts/Reutersjoshua roberts/Reutersjoshua roberts/Reutersjoshua roberts/Reutersjoshua roberts/Reutersjoshua roberts/ReutersOMB Will Review More Tax Rules The Trump administration ended an internal dispute and the result will shape regulations under last year’s tax law, giving the Office of Management and Budget more involvement and authority in the process.OMB will review more tax regulations OMB Will Review More Tax Rules The Trump administration ended an internal dispute and the result will shape regulations under last year’s tax law, giving the Office of Management and Budget more involvement and authority in the process. [...]image


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In Facebook Hearings, Lawmakers Ramp Up Talk of Regulation

Thu, 12 Apr 2018 15:55:18 EDT

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Ryan Returns to a State Still Recovering From Recession

Thu, 12 Apr 2018 17:01:09 EDT

ndre J. Jackson/TNS/Zuma Pressndre J. Jackson/TNS/Zuma Pressndre J. Jackson/TNS/Zuma Pressndre J. Jackson/TNS/Zuma Pressndre J. Jackson/TNS/Zuma Pressndre J. Jackson/TNS/Zuma PressPaul Ryan Returns to a State Still Recovering From RecessionWhen Paul Ryan retires as U.S. House speaker and returns to Wisconsin after 20 years in Washington, he will find a state with shifting political and economic sands. Paul Ryan returns to a state still recovering from recession Ryan Returns to a State Still Recovering From RecessionWhen Paul Ryan retires as U.S. House speaker and returns to Wisconsin after 20 years in Washington, he will find a state with shifting political and economic sands. [...]image


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Mulvaney Backs Turning CFPB Into Bipartisan Commission

Wed, 11 Apr 2018 17:26:11 EDT

https://www.wsj.com/articles/mulvaney-to-tell-lawmakers-cfpb-will-keep-policing-lending-discrimination-rules-1523399093aaron p. bernstein/Reutersaaron p. bernstein/Reutersaaron p. bernstein/Reutersaaron p. bernstein/Reutersaaron p. bernstein/Reutersaaron p. bernstein/ReutersMulvaney Backs Turning CFPB Into Bipartisan CommissionThe acting director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau expressed his support for turning the agency into a commission, an idea that is firmly backed by the financial industry but has lost traction in Congress.Mulvaney Backs Turning CFPB Into Bipartisan CommissionThe acting director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau expressed his support for turning the agency into a commission, an idea that is firmly backed by the financial industry but has lost traction in Congress.Mulvaney to Tell Lawmakers CFPB Will Keep Policing Lending-Discrimination RulesGetty ImagesMulvaney Backs Turning CFPB Into Bipartisan CommissionThe acting director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau expressed his support for turning the agency into a commission, an idea that is firmly backed by the financial industry but has lost traction in Congress.Mulvaney backs turning the CFPB into a bipartisan commissionMulvaney Backs Turning CFPB Into Bipartisan CommissionThe acting director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau expressed his support for turning the agency into a commission, an idea that is firmly backed by the financial industry but has lost traction in Congress. [...]image


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James Comey's Book to Launch Next Week as Trump Keeps Up Scrutiny of Investigations

Wed, 11 Apr 2018 17:06:41 EDT

aaron bernstein/Reutersaaron bernstein/Reutersaaron bernstein/Reutersaaron bernstein/Reutersaaron bernstein/Reutersaaron bernstein/ReutersJames Comey’s Book to Launch Next Week as Trump Keeps Up Scrutiny of InvestigationsJames Comey’s memoir hits bookstores April 17, with the former FBI director planning a series of media appearances that will put him back in the public eye as a government watchdog is set to release a report examining his conduct in office. aaron bernstein/ReutersJames Comey’s Book to Launch Next Week as Trump Keeps Up Scrutiny of InvestigationsJames Comey’s memoir hits bookstores April 17, with the former FBI director planning a series of media appearances that will put him back in the public eye as a government watchdog is set to release a report examining his conduct in office. Ex-FBI director James Comey is set to make media appearances for his book, which hits stores next week, as Trump keeps up criticism of special counselJames Comey’s Book to Launch Next Week as Trump Keeps Up Scrutiny of InvestigationsJames Comey’s memoir hits bookstores April 17, with the former FBI director planning a series of media appearances that will put him back in the public eye as a government watchdog is set to release a report examining his conduct in office. [...]image


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U.S. Budget Deficit Widens on Lower Revenue, Higher Spending

Wed, 11 Apr 2018 18:36:41 EDT

Leah Millis/ReutersLeah Millis/ReutersLeah Millis/ReutersLeah Millis/ReutersLeah Millis/ReutersLeah Millis/ReutersLeah Millis/ReutersLeah Millis/ReutersLeah Millis/ReutersLeah Millis/ReutersLeah Millis/ReutersLeah Millis/ReutersLeah Millis/ReutersLeah Millis/ReutersLeah Millis/ReutersLeah Millis/ReutersU.S. Budget Deficit Widens on Lower Revenue, Higher Spending The U.S. government’s budget deficit widened in the first half of its fiscal year as spending rose faster than revenues compared with the first six months of fiscal 2017.Agence France-Presse/Getty ImagesU.S. Budget Deficit Widens on Lower Revenue, Higher Spending The U.S. government’s budget deficit widened in the first half of its fiscal year as spending rose faster than revenues compared with the first six months of fiscal 2017.U.S. budget deficit widens on lower revenue, higher spending March Budget Deficit Widens on Lower Revenue, Higher Spending -- 2nd UpdateU.S. Budget Deficit Widens on Lower Revenue, Higher Spending The U.S. government’s budget deficit widened in the first half of its fiscal year as spending rose faster than revenues compared with the first six months of fiscal 2017. [...]image


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More Than 100 Trade Groups Oppose China Tariff Plans

Wed, 11 Apr 2018 19:20:19 EDT

Jose Luis Magana/Associated PressJose Luis Magana/Associated PressJose Luis Magana/Associated PressJose Luis Magana/Associated PressJose Luis Magana/Associated PressJose Luis Magana/Associated PressMore Than 100 Trade Groups Oppose China Tariff PlansThe business coalition opposing White House plans to levy tariffs against Chinese goods has doubled to 107 trade groups.Business coalition opposing White House plans to levy tariffs against Chinese goods has doubled to 107 trade groupsMore Than 100 Trade Groups Oppose China Tariff PlansThe business coalition opposing White House plans to levy tariffs against Chinese goods has doubled to 107 trade groups. [...]image


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