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Behind the scenes: How four veteran lawmakers saved the budget deal and avoided a second shutdown

Richard Shelby needed a drink. As the top Republican negotiator in Congress, the powerful Appropriations Committee chairman had spent the past few days hammering out the contours of a bipartisan spending bill to avert a second government shutdown.

Sun, 17 Feb 2019 12:56:35 GMT

Trump keeps trying to win a base he's already won, while forgetting everyone else

First things first: The theme song of the week is Law & Order theme song by Mike Post.

Sat, 16 Feb 2019 13:18:17 GMT

Trump's tariffs have helped steel companies. Workers are still waiting.

American steel companies are planning to reopen several mills this year, adding jobs across the country, thanks in part to President Donald Trump's tariffs.

Sat, 16 Feb 2019 23:29:29 GMT

Heather Nauert withdraws from consideration as UN ambassador

State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert said Saturday she has withdrawn from consideration as UN ambassador.

Sun, 17 Feb 2019 03:44:17 GMT

Trump declares national emergency to unlock billions for wall

President Donald Trump is expected to sign a compromise border security bill and swiftly declare a national emergency on Friday to unlock billions more dollars in federal funds that Congress refused to authorize for the construction of a border wall.

Sun, 17 Feb 2019 13:02:26 GMT

Will the Supreme Court stop Trump's national emergency?

President Donald Trump is well aware that his national emergency declaration will face legal challenges, but he's moving forward anyway.

Fri, 15 Feb 2019 22:59:45 GMT

Special counsel says Paul Manafort deserves up to 24.5 years in prison for financial crime

Prosecutors on special counsel Robert Mueller's team intend to file a sentencing recommendation in the Paul Manafort case Friday.

Sat, 16 Feb 2019 03:49:58 GMT

Democratic contenders step up calls for gun control legislation following Illinois shooting

As the nation once again grappled with the tragedy and shock of another workplace shooting rampage, the 2020 Democratic candidates decried the failure of Congress to move gun control legislation — calling for immediate action to keep Americans safe.

Sat, 16 Feb 2019 22:27:21 GMT

Analysis: Why Trump wants you to be afraid of high speed trains

In President Donald Trump's world, Democrats are after your cars and want to force everyone onto trains.

Sun, 17 Feb 2019 12:58:16 GMT

R.E.M. blasts Trump's retweeting video that uses 'Everybody Hurts' to mock Democrats

President Donald Trump's long list of Twitter foes has a new addition.

Sat, 16 Feb 2019 22:56:46 GMT

Pence calls on European allies to withdraw from Iran deal as Merkel defends decision

Vice President Mike Pence called on European allies to abandon the Iran nuclear deal while speaking at the Munich Security Conference, shortly after German Chancellor Angela Merkel defended Germany's decision to stand by the deal.

Sat, 16 Feb 2019 16:45:00 GMT

Trump is sending humanitarian aid to Venezuela. Venezuelans in the US say they need help, too

While the Trump administration sends humanitarian aid to Venezuela and ratchets up its rhetoric against Nicolas Maduro's regime, a growing group of Venezuelans who've fled to the United States are finding themselves in legal limbo and calling on Congress for help.

Sat, 16 Feb 2019 06:35:18 GMT

Kushner readies for spring launch of US Middle East peace plan

The United States is beginning to prep allies for a spring rollout of its plan for Middle East peace, with President Donald Trump's senior adviser and son-in-law, Jared Kushner, outlining the timing and methodology of the plan at the Middle East security conference in Warsaw, Poland.

Sat, 16 Feb 2019 06:15:44 GMT

Biden to showcase foreign policy credentials with 2020 decision looming

Former Vice President Joe Biden on Saturday will return to a familiar place on the world stage, delivering remarks at an annual gathering of political leaders and security experts in Munich, Germany, as he draws closer to a decision about whether to run for president in 2020.

Sat, 16 Feb 2019 17:20:39 GMT

Special counsel prosecutors say they have communications of Stone with WikiLeaks

Prosecutors said for the first time that they have evidence of Roger Stone communicating with WikiLeaks, according to a new court filing from special counsel prosecutors.

Sat, 16 Feb 2019 18:10:33 GMT

In redacted transcript, judge describes why she believes Manafort lied about discussions with Kilimnik

A federal judge released a redacted transcript Friday night of a sealed hearing earlier this week with former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort.

Sat, 16 Feb 2019 02:47:53 GMT

Sarah Sanders interviewed by Mueller's office

Special counsel Robert Mueller's team has interviewed White House press secretary Sarah Sanders, she told CNN on Friday.

Fri, 15 Feb 2019 22:39:53 GMT

Hunt for a motive continues as Paul Manafort's case moves toward finish line

As special counsel Robert Mueller wraps up his investigation, important questions remain about Paul Manafort's dealings with Russians while he ran the 2016 Trump campaign and his motive, which prosecutors believe is at "the heart" of their inquiry.

Fri, 15 Feb 2019 20:49:33 GMT

Read: Paul Manafort's sentencing memo

Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort deserves 19.5 years to 24.5 years in prison for his conviction for eight financial crimes, special counsel Robert Mueller's office said Friday night.

Sat, 16 Feb 2019 00:34:32 GMT

Democrats condemn emergency declaration: 'Congress cannot let the President shred the Constitution'

Democrats on Capitol Hill were quick to denounce President Donald Trump's announcement on Friday that he is signing a national emergency declaration over a border wall -- and promised to fight back against the executive action.

Fri, 15 Feb 2019 19:00:14 GMT

Judge puts gag order on Roger Stone and attorneys

A federal judge has placed a gag order on longtime Donald Trump associate Roger Stone and attorneys involved in his criminal case.

Fri, 15 Feb 2019 21:39:53 GMT

How Team Trump keeps changing its story in the Russia investigation

Here's what a national emergency could look like

President Donald Trump intends to declare a national emergency -- a move that could allow the administration to circumvent Congress and unlock money to build his signature border wall, the White House said Thursday.

Fri, 15 Feb 2019 04:01:18 GMT

What the Trump administration says is happening at the border

Officials tasked with carrying out the nation's border security mission are facing a trifecta of migration challenges, along the US-Mexico border, according to officials, as President Donald Trump announces he will declare a national emergency.

Fri, 15 Feb 2019 16:06:37 GMT

William Barr confirmed as attorney general

The Senate will vote Thursday on whether to send President Donald Trump's nominee for attorney general, William Barr, back to the Department of Justice, marking his second tour atop an agency facing down a set of threats unimaginable in his first go-around.

Thu, 14 Feb 2019 18:44:04 GMT

White House security official files whistleblower complaint against boss

A White House security manager who alleges she was punished for accusing her boss of flouting security procedures and engaging in discriminatory practices based on her sex and disability is seeking whistleblower protections.

Thu, 14 Feb 2019 17:31:29 GMT

Two-thirds didn't want Trump to declare a national emergency

Only 3-in-10 Americans said President Donald Trump should declare a national emergency in order to build a wall along the border with Mexico, according to a CNN poll conducted by SSRS in early February.

Fri, 15 Feb 2019 18:05:23 GMT

Analysis: Republicans pay the price for Trump's wall crusade

Republicans might be resorting a lot more often to prayer -- the new strategy several senators have adopted for dealing with their capricious President -- because of the forces unleashed by the latest fraught moment of the Trump era.

Fri, 15 Feb 2019 12:21:14 GMT

Trump nominates a top FEMA official to lead the agency

President Donald Trump has nominated a senior Federal Emergency Management Agency official to lead the agency, following director Brock Long's resignation earlier this week.

Sat, 16 Feb 2019 01:48:47 GMT

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Trump’s declaration of national emergency was unnecessarily ‘dramatic’: Victor Davis Hanson

The pending legal battle over the national emergency declared by President Trump may all center around “semantics,” Hoover Institution fellow Victor Davis Hanson argued Friday.
Sat, 16 Feb 2019 07:49:25 GMT

Rahm Emanuel warns Dems not to 'mimic' Trump’s politics, says Virginia's Northam shouldn't resign

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel doesn’t agree with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi that if President Trump can declare a national emergency to bypass Congress in order to secure funding for his long-promised border wall, a Democratic president can do the same for guns.
Sat, 16 Feb 2019 06:43:33 GMT

Mueller claims to have evidence Roger Stone communicated with WikiLeaks

Special Counsel Robert Mueller on Friday claimed in a new court filing that prosecutors have evidence former Trump adviser Roger Stone communicated with WikiLeaks, the organization that released hacked Democratic emails during the 2016 campaign
Sat, 16 Feb 2019 00:10:31 GMT

DHS official: Border security bill does not contain ‘amnesty’ poison pills

Immigration hawks slammed the border security compromise President Trump signed into law Friday for containing last-minute provisions that they argued gives "amnesty" to many – but a Department of Homeland Security official insisted to Fox News that’s a misunderstanding of the bill.
Fri, 15 Feb 2019 23:32:50 GMT

Kentucky House passes bill banning abortions if Roe v. Wade overturned

Lawmakers in Kentucky’s House of Representatives on Friday overwhelmingly passed a bill that would ban most abortions in the state – if the U.S. Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade.
Fri, 15 Feb 2019 22:04:27 GMT

Sarah Sanders says she ‘voluntarily’ agreed to Mueller interview

White House press secretary Sarah Sanders acknowledged Friday she was interviewed by Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s team as part of their probe into whether anyone on the Trump campaign coordinated with Russia during the 2016 presidential campaign.
Fri, 15 Feb 2019 21:02:34 GMT

Judge imposes partial gag order in Roger Stone case

A federal judge on Friday issued a partial gag order in the criminal case of former Trump political adviser Roger Stone as part of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation.
Fri, 15 Feb 2019 20:52:33 GMT

Gillibrand on call to tear down border wall: 'If it makes sense, I could support it'

Democratic presidential contender Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand says she could possibly support a call by former Rep. Beto O’Rourke of Texas to tear down parts of the existing U.S.-Mexico border wall. 
Fri, 15 Feb 2019 20:46:23 GMT

Trump declares national emergency, avoids shutdown

Will a legal war be next?
Fri, 15 Feb 2019 20:27:20 GMT

Jimmy Carter smooches wife Rosalynn on kiss cam at Atlanta Hawks game

Former President Jimmy Carter and his wife Rosalynn were spotted at the Atlanta Hawks game on Valentine’s Day and warmed hearts when they were featured on the kiss cam.
Fri, 15 Feb 2019 20:22:49 GMT

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7 in-demand jobs paying more than $55,000 a year that you can get without a college degree

Each of these jobs pays well above the $35,256 high school grads typically earn.
Sun, 17 Feb 2019 14:00 GMT

Why California's new solar mandate could cost new homeowners up to an extra $10,000

Starting next year, every new home built in California will have something extra on top.
Sun, 17 Feb 2019 14:00 GMT

Iran's foreign minister accuses Israel, US of seeking war

Iran's foreign minister on Sunday accused Israel of looking for war and warned that its actions and those of the United States were increasing the chances of a clash in the region.
Sun, 17 Feb 2019 13:21 GMT

Russian aggression and returning ISIS fighters remain Kosovo's top challenges, PM says

As Kosovo pursues NATO and EU membership and a peace deal with neighbor Serbia, some if its top challenges stem from Russian aggression and the return of Islamic State fighters, its Prime Minister Ramush Haradinaj told CNBC.
Sun, 17 Feb 2019 10:49 GMT

Trump urges European allies to take back hundreds of ISIS fighters captured in Syria

The United States is asking its European allies to "take back over 800" ISIS fighters that have been captured in Syria and put them on trial, President Donald Trump tweeted late on Saturday.
Sun, 17 Feb 2019 08:59 GMT

Fire at Tesla factory in Fremont contained, won't impact production

A fire broke out at Tesla's car plant in Fremont on Saturday, but is now contained and won't impact production.
Sun, 17 Feb 2019 08:13 GMT

Ex-Fox News anchor Heather Nauert withdraws from consideration as UN ambassador

U.S. President Donald Trump's choice to be U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, Heather Nauert, has withdrawn from consideration for the job for family reasons, according to a statement issued by the State Department.
Sun, 17 Feb 2019 02:51 GMT

A money manager is urging investors to shift their portfolios out of stocks amid the rally

Russell Investments' Douglas Gordon is worried investors are too invested in stocks right now.
Sat, 16 Feb 2019 22:38 GMT

Adam Silver on talk about a career switch: 'I couldn't be happier' as NBA Commissioner

On Saturday, the league announced in 2020 it will launch the Basketball Africa League, featuring 12 teams from Africa.
Sat, 16 Feb 2019 21:36 GMT

Apple hires an ex-Microsoft exec to revamp its smart home business, and catch up to Google, Amazon

Apple just brought on a new leader for its home unit.
Sat, 16 Feb 2019 21:09 GMT

Pull out couches, travel style: Airports are helping travelers on the go get some nap time

Congested airport terminals and gates have areas that many frequent travelers are willing to pay a fee to avoid – and there are alternatives on offer.
Sat, 16 Feb 2019 21:00 GMT

A big change in accounting will put $3 trillion in liabilities on corporate balance sheets

2019 marks the first time companies have to put operating leases onto their balance sheets.
Sat, 16 Feb 2019 20:18 GMT

One surprising way to beat the SALT deduction cap: Move to a nearby town

A new cap on the deduction for state and local taxes has prompted some New Jersey residents to shop around for lower property taxes. The surprise: They didn't have to pick up stakes to a new state in order to lower their bills.
Sat, 16 Feb 2019 19:00 GMT

I was spending $132 a month on digital subscriptions — here's how I cut it back

I had a hunch I was spending way too much on services like Netflux, Hulu and Spotify each month. So I'm outlining what I spend, how important they are, how often I use them, and seeing what I can cut.
Sat, 16 Feb 2019 17:41 GMT

Keystone XL suffers another setback as judge blocks most work on the oil pipeline

A federal judge in Montana says TransCanada remains mostly blocked from doing work that will move forward construction on Keystone XL.
Sat, 16 Feb 2019 17:34 GMT

Former US cardinal Theodore McCarrick defrocked by Pope Francis over sexual misconduct allegations

Disgraced ex-cardinal Theodore McCarrick has been expelled from the Roman Catholic priesthood after an investigation found sex abuse allegations against him were credible, the Vatican said Saturday.
Sat, 16 Feb 2019 17:06 GMT

US will not open door to Saudi Arabia building nuclear weapons, top official says

The Trump administration wants to sell its nuclear energy technology to cash-rich Saudi Arabia.
Sat, 16 Feb 2019 17:04 GMT

Controversy, dissent and baggage are good for your stock portfolio

Looking back at buys and sells over the years, the best decisions came after healthy debate.
Sat, 16 Feb 2019 17:02 GMT

These tools can prepare investors for threats lurking in the market

A growing number of tools prepare you for the threats lurking around the market, from a trade war to climate change, by letting you test them out on your investments before they ever happen.
Sat, 16 Feb 2019 16:00 GMT

Southwest Airlines declares 'operational emergency' after number out-of-service aircraft doubles

Southwest Airlines told its mechanics that it is in an "operational emergency" and called for "all hands on deck" among these workers after the number of grounded jets doubled.
Sat, 16 Feb 2019 15:55 GMT

Why Nigeria's disputed elections could be a choice between 'bad and worse' amid threats of violence

The oil market is bracing for the insecurity and violence that have historically marred elections in Africa's largest crude producer.
Sat, 16 Feb 2019 15:27 GMT

Raytheon International CEO on weapons sales to Saudi Arabia: 'We don't make policy'

Amid calls by U.S. lawmakers to reduce weapons sales to Saudi Arabia and other Gulf countries involved in offensive warfare in the Middle East, corporates in the defense space are coming under increased scrutiny.
Sat, 16 Feb 2019 13:46 GMT

US advisor Bolton promises India support after Kashmir attack

A Pakistan-based militant group, Jaish-e-Mohammad, has claimed responsibility for a deadly car bombing in disputed Kashmir on a military convoy in which 44 paramilitary police were killed, raising tensions with India.
Sat, 16 Feb 2019 05:18 GMT

Texas landowners file first lawsuit to block Trump's national emergency declaration

Three Texas landowners and an environmental group filed the first lawsuit on Friday challenging U.S. President Donald Trump's national emergency declaration aimed at freeing up billions of dollars to build a wall along the U.S. border with Mexico.
Sat, 16 Feb 2019 02:40 GMT

Ex-Trump campaign boss Manafort faces long prison stint, stiff fines

Special counsel Robert Mueller on Friday filed his sentencing memo for Paul Manafort, the former chairman of Donald Trump's presidential campaign.
Sat, 16 Feb 2019 00:17 GMT

State of the Union video tweeted by Trump is 'removed' after complaint from music band REM

The clip, which was first posted by another Twitter user and runs more than two minutes in length, plays audio from R.E.M.'s early-'90s hit single "Everybody Hurts" over excerpts from Trump's Feb. 5 State of the Union address.
Fri, 15 Feb 2019 23:48 GMT

Payless will begin to shutter its US stores Sunday

The retailer will begin liquidation sales for its U.S. stores on Feb 17. It is also winding down its e-commerce operations.
Fri, 15 Feb 2019 23:26 GMT

New York's image is 'a bit tarnished' after Amazon exit, says business group CEO

When it comes to luring business to New York, the city may take a hit after Amazon announced its exit, says Kathryn Wylde, CEO of Partnership for New York City.
Fri, 15 Feb 2019 23:23 GMT

Amazon will pay $0 in federal taxes this year — and it's partially thanks to Trump

It's mostly thanks to friendly corporate tax rates and a mix of credits and deductions.
Fri, 15 Feb 2019 22:51 GMT

Uber sues New York City over rules that capped ride-hailing driver licenses

The New York City Council imposed a cap on licenses for ride-hailing drivers, limiting the number allowed on city streets.
Fri, 15 Feb 2019 21:58 GMT