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Why Trump's plan won't end the government shutdown

It should be good news that both President Donald Trump's Republicans and Speaker Nancy Pelosi's Democrats plan to vote to reopen the government this week.

Mon, 21 Jan 2019 03:14:55 GMT

Giuliani says Trump might have talked to Cohen about testimony

President Donald Trump's attorney Rudy Giuliani argued Sunday he did not know for sure if Trump spoke with Michael Cohen about his congressional testimony, but that it would not have been significant if Trump did.

Mon, 21 Jan 2019 02:58:07 GMT

Democrats reiterate demand: Reopen the government before negotiations on border security

A day after President Donald Trump offered his plan to end the shutdown and fund a border wall in exchange for temporary protections for groups of immigrants, Democrats stood by their demand to reopen the government before negotiating about the border.

Mon, 21 Jan 2019 05:54:08 GMT

Donald Trump hasn't had to veto a single thing. Here's why.

It's been almost 140 years since a US president didn't veto something during his time in the White House. And that President, James Garfield, was assassinated before he could serve a full year in office in 1881.

Sun, 20 Jan 2019 14:14:48 GMT

This is how much of the border wall has been built so far

Nearly two years into Donald Trump's presidency, the border wall that was a signature promise of his campaign hasn't been built.

Sat, 19 Jan 2019 15:50:52 GMT

Uncertainty remains over future of Syria safe zones

A "safe zone" in Syria? The US tried it with Turkey before. It didn't work.

Sun, 20 Jan 2019 23:00:38 GMT

Pompeo considering Kansas Senate bid

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is considering a run for a Kansas Senate seat seriously enough that he met Sunday with leading GOP consultant Ward Baker, a source with knowledge of the situation confirmed to CNN.

Mon, 21 Jan 2019 00:21:49 GMT

Federal prisons feel the effects of the shutdown

Conditions behind the walls of the nation's federal prisons are degrading under the government shutdown, where some correctional officers are being forced to work extended shifts, inmate programs are being canceled, and medical and maintenance workers are being asked to fill in for guards.

Mon, 21 Jan 2019 03:43:57 GMT

Gabbard says that she does not regret 2017 meeting with Bashar al-Assad

Democratic Rep. Tulsi Gabbard on Sunday stood by her decision to meet with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in 2017, saying that American leaders must meet with foreign leaders "if we are serious about the pursuit of peace and securing our country."

Sun, 20 Jan 2019 17:27:03 GMT

Gillibrand: Previous immigration stances weren't 'empathetic,' 'kind'

Democratic Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand said Sunday that her previous controversial stances on immigration "certainly weren't empathetic and they were not kind."

Sun, 20 Jan 2019 16:17:14 GMT

Big decision in Beantown: Will Red Sox visit the White House?

Here are the stories our panel of top political reporters will be watching for in the year ahead, in this week's "Inside Politics" forecast.

Sun, 20 Jan 2019 16:33:25 GMT

John Kerry on Trump: This is the 'walk-away presidency'

Former Secretary of State John Kerry says President Donald Trump's actions on the international stage do not help the United States and show he is not a negotiator.

Mon, 21 Jan 2019 07:33:13 GMT

Fact-checking Trump's border speech and DACA offer

President Donald Trump laid out a broad immigration deal In an address from the Roosevelt Room on Saturday that would fund his signature border wall in exchange for protections for more than one million immigrants.

Sun, 20 Jan 2019 01:38:50 GMT

The 'zombified' state of British politics, explained

For as remarkable a week as this was in American politics, it was even more wild on the other side of the Atlantic Ocean.

Sat, 19 Jan 2019 18:11:26 GMT

Susan Pompeo's travels during shutdown anger some diplomats, sources say

At a time when most State Department staff weren't allowed to travel for work and some weren't even allowed to use their work phones, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's wife Susan embarked on an eight-day trip with her husband, requiring unpaid staffers to prepare and support her across the Middle East.

Sat, 19 Jan 2019 17:08:21 GMT

Democratic lawmakers reject Trump's latest immigration proposal

Democratic lawmakers on Saturday rejected President Donald Trump's proposal to extend some non-permanent protections for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals recipients and individuals with Temporary Protected Status in exchange for border wall funding.

Sun, 20 Jan 2019 01:21:10 GMT

Senate Intelligence Committee subpoenas Jerome Corsi

Jerome Corsi -- an acquaintance of Roger Stone, a former political adviser to President Donald Trump -- confirmed that the Senate Intelligence Committee has subpoenaed him for documents as well as an interview.

Sat, 19 Jan 2019 03:50:47 GMT

Mueller's office disputes BuzzFeed report that Trump directed Michael Cohen to lie to Congress

Special counsel Robert Mueller's office is disputing a BuzzFeed report that President Donald Trump directed his then-personal attorney Michael Cohen to lie to Congress about the proposed Moscow Trump Tower project.

Sat, 19 Jan 2019 14:34:32 GMT

This is Trump's economy, two years in

President Donald Trump's third year in office begins with the federal government shut down, global growth slowing, and a stock market in turmoil. The economic policy decisions of the first half of his term accelerated growth in 2018, but most forecasts show that momentum evaporating going forward.

Mon, 21 Jan 2019 03:46:05 GMT

Welcome to the new Congress. We've never seen anything like it

Welcome to the new Congress. We've never seen anything like it.

Fri, 18 Jan 2019 11:33:21 GMT

White House announces second Trump-Kim summit

The White House announced Friday that a second summit will take place between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in February.

Fri, 18 Jan 2019 22:00:33 GMT

White House delegation cancels Davos trip

The White House has canceled the planned delegation's trip to Davos, Switzerland, for the World Economic Forum, press secretary Sarah Sanders announced Thursday, the 27th day of government shutdown.

Fri, 18 Jan 2019 01:01:46 GMT

Karen Pence teaching art at school that bans gay students, parents

Karen Pence is adding a little color to her life; the second lady returned to the classroom as an art teacher Tuesday.

Thu, 17 Jan 2019 10:01:54 GMT

Read: President Trump's address on immigration proposal, ending shutdown

The following is a transcript of President Donald Trump's address to the nation regarding his proposal to end the partial government shutdown.

Sat, 19 Jan 2019 23:39:03 GMT

Childish spat masks era-defining duel between Trump and Pelosi

The longest government shutdown in history just reached the throwing-the-toys-out-of-the-stroller stage.

Fri, 18 Jan 2019 17:33:05 GMT

Axios: Trump made a list of enemies to combat leaks in 2017, new book says

In 2017, when White House turmoil was at its peak, President Donald Trump created an "enemies list" made up of members of his own administration, a former White House communications aide writes in a new book, according to Axios.

Fri, 18 Jan 2019 16:36:17 GMT

Trump startled by cozy Barr-Mueller relationship

President Donald Trump was startled Tuesday as he watched television coverage of his nominee for attorney general describing a warm relationship with the special counsel Robert Mueller in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee, according to three people familiar with the matter.

Thu, 17 Jan 2019 23:50:29 GMT

In pictures: Trump's second year

During his second year in office, US President Donald Trump met with North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un, ushered Brett Kavanaugh through a bitterly divisive Supreme Court nomination, and continued his fight for a wall along the southern US border.

Thu, 17 Jan 2019 23:21:13 GMT

Watchdog claims Ivanka Trump violated conflict of interest law with involvement in 'opportunity zones' program

A government watchdog is accusing the President's daughter, White House senior adviser Ivanka Trump, of violating the conflict of interest law by participating in the implementation of a program that gives tax breaks for investors in so-called "opportunity zones."

Fri, 04 Jan 2019 17:54:54 GMT

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Trump thanks federal workers awaiting paychecks, calling them 'great patriots,' as partial shutdown hits 30 days

With hundreds of thousands of federal workers set to face another federal pay period without paychecks, President Trump thanked the “great patriots” for their service and dedication — 30 days into the partial government shutdown.
Mon, 21 Jan 2019 03:08:57 GMT

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez slams Aaron Sorkin for telling new Dems to 'stop acting like young people'

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez fired back Sunday at liberal Hollywood writer-director Aaron Sorkin after he claimed that the new Democrats in Congress should “stop acting like young people.”
Mon, 21 Jan 2019 01:16:59 GMT

Trump administration marks 2 years since inauguration

On Jan. 20, 2017, Donald Trump was sworn in as the 45th president of the United States, pledging emphatically to empower America’s “forgotten men and women.”
Mon, 21 Jan 2019 00:16:16 GMT

Pompeo reportedly meeting with top GOP strategist as he mulls 2020 Senate bid

The latest indication that Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will run are reports that the secretary of state plans to meet Sunday with veteran Republican strategist Ward Baker to discuss what a campaign to fill the seat being vacated by Sen. Pat Roberts of Kansas. Roberts, a Republican, said earlier this month, that he would not seek re-election in 2020.
Sun, 20 Jan 2019 21:43:29 GMT

Video shows tension between Native Americans, high school students before viral clip

Just hours after the a Catholic diocese threatened to expel several high school students who appeared to mock Native Ameicans at a Washington rally in a viral video, new footage has emerged suggesting that at least one Native American man approached the students, used racially-charged invectives and told them to "go back to Europe."
Sun, 20 Jan 2019 21:11:15 GMT

Rep. Cheney calls Steve King's remarks 'abhorrent'; suggests he 'find another line of work'

Rep. Liz Cheney, R-Wyo., the third-ranking House Republican, continued on Sunday her criticism of Iowa Rep. Steve King – calling her fellow Republican’s recent comments "abhorrent" and "racist.”
Sun, 20 Jan 2019 18:52:25 GMT

BuzzFeed reporter, after rebuke by Mueller, unable to explain discrepancies

BuzzFeed investigative reporter Anthony Cormier on Sunday declined to explain why his colleague Jason Leopold claimed to have seen documents proving that President Trump had ordered his former lawyer Michael Cohen to lie to Congress -- contradicting Cormier's insistence that he had not personally seen the documents.
Sun, 20 Jan 2019 18:31:07 GMT

Giuliani '100 percent' certain Trump never told Cohen to lie to Congress

President Trump’s personal attorney, Rudy Giuliani, went on the offensive Sunday morning, saying he is “100 percent certain” that the president never asked Michael Cohen to lie to Congress.
Sun, 20 Jan 2019 18:05:15 GMT

Top Homeland Security Dem breaks with party: 'I would not rule out a wall in certain instances'

House Homeland Security Committee chairman Bennie Thompson, D-Miss., broke with some of his fellow congressional Democrats on Sunday by acknowledging in an interview that he "would not rule out a wall in certain instances," although he cautioned that the White House needs a better "plan" than simply using a wall as a "talking point."
Sun, 20 Jan 2019 17:38:41 GMT

Gabbard blasts Trump for televised proposal to end shutdown; says negotiations 'shouldn't be done on television'

Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, D-Hawaii, slammed President Trump on Sunday for his televised announcement the previous day offering temporary protected status to immigrants who’ve entered the country illegally in exchange for border wall funding.
Sun, 20 Jan 2019 16:39:49 GMT

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Hong Kong's port has fallen behind rivals. Industry experts say it needs to be more competitive

Hong Kong's once world-beating port needs to raise its game or risk falling further behind competitors in Shanghai, Singapore and elsewhere, industry experts say.
Mon, 21 Jan 2019 08:16 GMT

The effect of geopolitics on global growth worries me most, WEF president says

The impact of tumultuous geopolitical affairs on global growth is one of the biggest concerns for the president of the World Economic Forum (WEF).
Mon, 21 Jan 2019 08:15 GMT

Religion and economy will take center stage as Indonesia's president seeks re-election, experts say

The economy and religion will likely take center stage as Indonesian President Joko Widodo seeks re-election, experts told CNBC.
Mon, 21 Jan 2019 08:07 GMT

It's not time to discuss new capital ties with Renault: Nissan CEO

Nissan CEO Hirota Saikawa said on Monday that he had not heard directly about a reported French proposal to integrate the Japanese carmaker's management with Renault, adding that it was not the time to discuss revising the partners' capital ties.
Mon, 21 Jan 2019 08:02 GMT

Japan has started process of importing Iranian oil, according to Tehran

Japan has started the process of importing Iranian oil, which was suspended due to U.S. sanctions, the governor of Iran's central bank said on Monday.
Mon, 21 Jan 2019 07:59 GMT

Tax cuts could be the 'front line' of China's fight against slowing growth, experts say

Tax cuts in China could be the center of Beijing's fiscal fight against an economic slowdown amid an ongoing trade spat with the U.S., experts said.
Mon, 21 Jan 2019 07:11 GMT

British Prime Minister May to reveal her 'Plan B' for Brexit

U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May is due to lay out a 'Plan B' for Brexit to lawmakers on Monday
Mon, 21 Jan 2019 06:55 GMT

NFL New England Patriots beat Chiefs to join Rams in Atlanta Super Bowl

New England and 41-year-old quarterback Tom Brady will be going to their third consecutive Super Bowl after they beat the Kansas City Chiefs 37-31 in overtime on Sunday, with the Los Angeles Rams standing between the Patriots and a sixth NFL title.
Mon, 21 Jan 2019 06:27 GMT

The number of births in China hit its lowest level since 1961

China on Monday reported that there were 15.23 million births in 2018 — the lowest since 1961 when 11.87 million births were reported, according to data on financial services firm Wind Info.
Mon, 21 Jan 2019 06:12 GMT

Huawei launches a PR offensive — but it may face a 'literally impossible' task

A Huawei board member said the company is committing to being more transparent for "the foreseeable future."
Mon, 21 Jan 2019 05:35 GMT

Death toll rises in Mexico pipeline blast, amid reports leak was detected hours before explosion

Mexico's state oil firm, Pemex, did not close the valve at a leaking gasoline pipeline when first notified because it was not initially thought to be an "important" leak, Mexico's security minister said on Sunday.
Mon, 21 Jan 2019 04:32 GMT

Millions of Chinese tourists are spurring the growth of mobile pay overseas

In just a few years, mobile pay has become so ingrained in the lives of Chinese people that they are driving stores in overseas tourist destinations to adopt the technology.
Mon, 21 Jan 2019 03:23 GMT

As Chinese stocks rally, here's why Tencent is flashing a major buy signal

Chinese stocks are on fire, and one of those names is flashing a major buy signal.
Mon, 21 Jan 2019 01:56 GMT

China says its economy grew 6.6 percent in 2018. That's the lowest official pace in 28 years

China posted highly anticipated growth figures for 2018 on Monday amid a trade dispute with the U.S., its largest trading partner.
Mon, 21 Jan 2019 01:39 GMT

Erdogan to Trump: Turkey is ready to take over security in Syria's Manbij

Turkey is ready to take over security in Syria's Manbij, where four U.S. citizens died in an Islamic State-claimed bombing last week, the Turkish presidency said.
Mon, 21 Jan 2019 01:12 GMT

The super-rich saw their fortunes grow by $2.5 billion a day last year, Oxfam claims

In a report published on Monday, the charity revealed that billionaire fortunes rose by 12 percent in 2018 as the poorest half of the world saw its wealth decline by 11 percent.
Mon, 21 Jan 2019 00:01 GMT

Asia stocks trade higher as China says its economy grew in line with expectations last year

China's economic growth came in at 6.6 percent in 2018 — the slowest pace since 1990. It was in line with expectations from economists polled by Reuters, and lower than the revised 6.8 percent in 2017.
Sun, 20 Jan 2019 23:48 GMT

The market's win streak is no fluke: A Wall Street bull sees record gains ahead

Yardeni Research's Ed Yardeni sees a secret buy sign in the market.
Sun, 20 Jan 2019 22:01 GMT

One week in, here's what we've learned from earnings season

Profit reports have been surprisingly strong compared to analyst expectations. Or at least they aren't as bad as feared.
Sun, 20 Jan 2019 21:18 GMT

TSA calls in backup officers as absences of unpaid airport screeners rise

The Transportation Security Administration is calling up reinforcements that normally assist with natural disasters to counter a shortfall in airport screeners, unpaid during the partial shutdown.
Sun, 20 Jan 2019 21:12 GMT

Carlos Ghosn makes new request for bail, offering up passports and Nissan stock as collateral

Ex-Nissan chief Carlos Ghosn has not been allowed to have contact with his family and is making a new bid for release.
Sun, 20 Jan 2019 20:00 GMT

America's wealthy are 'in preservation mode' and don't think the market has hit a bottom: Survey

Investors with at least $1 million in a brokerage account are bearish on the economy and market, according to an E-Trade survey.
Sun, 20 Jan 2019 17:00 GMT

Giuliani says discussions on Trump Tower in Moscow were 'active' throughout 2016 election

President Donald Trump's personal attorney Rudy Giuliani said Sunday that plans to build a Trump Tower in Moscow remained an "active proposal" as late as November of 2016.
Sun, 20 Jan 2019 16:39 GMT

Here's why the stakes are higher for women when claiming Social Security

Existing Social Security rules are outdated, which puts women at a disadvantage. But you can minimize your losses by adjusting your financial plan.
Sun, 20 Jan 2019 16:00 GMT

How Los Angeles Rams' Sean McVay became the youngest head coach in the NFL

The 32-year-old is the youngest person to become a head coach in the league since 1938.
Sun, 20 Jan 2019 15:30 GMT

Trump is going to dominate Davos – even though he won't be there

Whether it's the U.S.-China trade dispute, Trump's reported wish to withdraw from NATO, or the government shutdown threatening the world's biggest economy, it'll be hard to avoid discussing Trump at the Davos.
Sun, 20 Jan 2019 15:00 GMT

Sandberg admits to Facebook stumbles, says 'we need to do better' after rough year

Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg outlines five things the social media company is focused on in 2019.
Sun, 20 Jan 2019 14:49 GMT

Here's where things stand two years into Trump's presidency

Sunday marks two years since President Donald Trump took office and promised to put "America first."
Sun, 20 Jan 2019 14:00 GMT

Malaysia may drop the 1MDB scandal if Goldman pays $7.5 billion, minister says

Malaysia's finance minister said on Friday the government would be ready to discuss dropping criminal charges against Goldman Sachs linked to the 1MDB scandal if the bank pays $7.5 billion in reparations.
Fri, 18 Jan 2019 13:11 GMT

Huawei could be banned from 5G in Germany

The German government is considering banning Huawei from providing 5G equipment in the country saying security concerns are of "high relevance."
Fri, 18 Jan 2019 09:13 GMT