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Judge orders Trump accounting firm to hand over records to Congress

A federal district judge has told the accounting firm Mazars it will need to turn over Donald Trump's accounting records from before he was President to the Democratic-control House Oversight Committee.

Mon, 20 May 2019 21:27:11 GMT

READ: Judge Amit Mehta's opinion in Trump's subpoena case

Who is Amit Mehta, the judge overseeing the standoff over Trump's financial records?

One man's name can be expected to pop up more frequently as the battle between President Donald Trump and lawmakers takes to the courts: Judge Amit Mehta.

Fri, 10 May 2019 02:07:08 GMT

Nadler prepares to punish Don McGahn after WH directs former counsel not to testify

Former White House counsel Don McGahn will not appear Tuesday before the House Judiciary Committee, his lawyers said in a letter Monday, defying the committee's subpoena.

Tue, 21 May 2019 03:30:50 GMT

READ: Don McGahn's lawyer sends letter saying ex-White House counsel won't testify before House panel

The Point: Why Don McGahn needs to testify

On Monday afternoon, as expected, the White House blocked former White House counsel Don McGahn from testifying on Capitol Hill about his time working for President Donald Trump -- and what he told special counsel Robert Mueller about it.

Mon, 20 May 2019 21:21:51 GMT

Amash digs in on Trump criticism amid Republican backlash

Michigan Republican Rep. Justin Amash will face a primary challenge in 2020 after saying that he believes President Donald Trump engaged in impeachable conduct.

Tue, 21 May 2019 00:29:55 GMT

Prosecutors examining tens of thousands of Trump inauguration documents

Federal prosecutors in New York are scrutinizing tens of thousands of documents relating to Donald Trump's inauguration in a sign that the investigation into the committee's finances is advancing.

Mon, 20 May 2019 17:01:23 GMT

Democrats divided over impeachment as Pelosi backs go-slow approach

House Democrats engaged in a series of lengthy debates Monday behind closed doors over whether to begin a formal impeachment inquiry to respond to President Donald Trump's rejection of their subpoenas, even as Speaker Nancy Pelosi made clear that she is pursuing a deliberative approach.

Tue, 21 May 2019 02:54:03 GMT

READ: Nadler warns McGahn about consequences of failing to appear before committee

Mississippi law banning abortions as soon as 6 weeks heads to federal court

Judge who threw out a ban on abortions after 15 weeks to hear challenge to a more restrictive law as a growing number of states move ahead with laws that challenge Roe v. Wade

Mon, 20 May 2019 23:48:22 GMT

Report: Kobach demanded perks, top Cabinet post to become Trump's 'immigration czar'

Former Kansas GOP Secretary of State Kris Kobach gave the White House a list of demands for perks, status and authority if he were to accept the role of "immigration czar," The New York Times reported Monday.

Mon, 20 May 2019 23:16:57 GMT

Democrats say some GOP members "twist" Iran intel

As the Trump administration prepares to brief lawmakers Tuesday on the threat posed by Iran, Democrats are charging that Republicans are misrepresenting intelligence to make the danger from Tehran seem more dire than it actually is.

Mon, 20 May 2019 22:43:48 GMT

Michael Cohen tells Congress that Jay Sekulow knew Cohen's testimony on Trump Tower was false

The House Intelligence Committee on Monday released a transcript of roughly 15 hours of closed-door testimony from President Donald Trump's former lawyer Michael Cohen.

Tue, 21 May 2019 01:34:40 GMT

McConnell unveils bill to combat youth tobacco use by raising purchase age to 21

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell formally introduced legislation Monday to raise to 21 the age for buying tobacco and e-cigarettes, a move designed to combat the health effects of tobacco addiction across the country and help his home state of Kentucky move off production of the crop that has sagged in popularity for decades.

Mon, 20 May 2019 21:59:48 GMT

Iranian official slams Trump's 'crazy' mixed messages

President Donald Trump is a "crazy president" whose threats against Tehran aren't going to work, a senior Iranian official said Monday, adding that if the President wants to talk, he'll not only have to show some respect, but come up with a consistent message.

Tue, 21 May 2019 03:39:23 GMT

Father of slain CIA officer calls for investigation of comments by 'American Taliban' fighter ahead of release

The father of a former CIA officer killed in Afghanistan in 2001 has formally petitioned for an investigation of extremist comments allegedly made in prison by American Taliban fighter John Walker Lindh, who is scheduled to be released later this week.

Mon, 20 May 2019 20:03:58 GMT

Analysis: Why Justin Amash is particularly vulnerable to a primary challenge

Michigan Republican Rep. Justin Amash made news this weekend when he declared that President Donald Trump has "engaged in impeachable conduct."

Mon, 20 May 2019 19:51:03 GMT

Republican National Committee accepts $248K from Steve Wynn, accused of sexual misconduct

Billionaire Steve Wynn left his casino empire and a top Republican National Committee spot last year, after allegations of sexual harassment and assault emerged.

Mon, 20 May 2019 19:30:55 GMT

Supreme Court declines to overturn ban on corporate contributions to candidates

The US Supreme Court on Monday refused to take up a case that would have given businesses the right to contribute money directly to candidates.

Mon, 20 May 2019 15:59:20 GMT

The Point: Donald Trump's 'typewriter' theory of Twitter

It's often very hard to figure out whether President Donald Trump has a theory of the case -- any case, really -- or is simply winging it.

Mon, 20 May 2019 18:57:56 GMT

The Point: The 5 BIG 2020 storylines to watch this week

5. Abortion emerging as an issue: With Alabama passing legislation last week that effectively banned abortion (with the lone exception of when the life of the mother is in danger), the issue roared back into the conversation on the campaign trail.

Sun, 19 May 2019 22:01:33 GMT

CNN to host four more presidential town halls: Bennet, Moulton, Ryan and Swalwell

Four Democratic presidential contenders will face the public live on CNN in a series of town halls, CNN announced Monday.

Mon, 20 May 2019 14:47:22 GMT

First on CNN: White House to focus on investment in Middle East as part of peace proposal

The White House will announce Sunday afternoon the first part of its Middle East peace proposal, what officials are calling an economic "workshop" to encourage investing capital in the West Bank, Gaza, and the region, a senior administration official tells CNN.

Sun, 19 May 2019 20:34:38 GMT

Trump says Mulvaney had 'no right' if he cast doubt on infrastructure talks

President Donald Trump expressed frustrations against his acting chief of staff, Mick Mulvaney, for questioning the prospects of striking a deal with Democrats on an infrastructure plan, placing doubt on whether Mulvaney actually criticized the plan even though his comments were captured on camera.

Fri, 17 May 2019 17:34:17 GMT

Trump admin is denying citizenship to some children of same-sex couples

Roee and Adiel Kiviti have been married almost six years and live in the United States. They are both American citizens, as is their 2-year-old son, Lev. However, they say their infant daughter, Kessem, has been denied birthright citizenship under a State Department policy that considers her "born out of wedlock" -- and they're not the first LGBT family to be affected by the policy under the Trump administration.

Sat, 18 May 2019 07:09:46 GMT

Prince Charles agrees to meet Trump during controversial state visit

Trump eyes Biden as he ramps up reelection bid with Pennsylvania rally

President Donald Trump is set to rally his supporters Monday in central Pennsylvania, a key battleground state that has been flashing warning signs for Trump's reelection campaign.

Tue, 21 May 2019 00:23:58 GMT

Trump tweets threat at Iran: 'Never threaten the United States again!'

President Donald Trump on Sunday ratcheted up his rhetoric toward Iran, warning that a fight with the United States would "be the official end of Iran."

Sun, 19 May 2019 22:19:12 GMT

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Gaetz says 'most compelling' evidence in the Trump-Russia probe could be days away

Florida congressman Matt Gaetz revealed Monday night that "most compelling" evidence in the Trump-Russia collusion investigation is days, if not weeks away. According to Rep. Gaetz, R-Fla., secret unreleased transcripts involving former Trump aide George Papadopoulos reveal that he denied there was an illegal conspiracy between the Trump campaign and Russia and that intelligence officials did not present that information to the FISA court.
Tue, 21 May 2019 04:49:15 GMT

Trump jokes that he'll serve 5 terms at Pennsylvania rally

President Trump joked that he could serve as many as five terms during a campaign rally Monday, just a month after saying on Twitter that his first two years in the White House were robbed from him as a result of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation.  
Tue, 21 May 2019 03:56:48 GMT

Hannity: Secret FBI transcripts from Russia probe 'must be made available'

Fox News' host Sean Hannity told his audience Monday that a barrage of news information will be released in the coming days and weeks that will prove that  "Trump-Russia collusion" was a "hoax from the get-go" and called for secret FBI transcripts to made public.
Tue, 21 May 2019 03:49:00 GMT

Justin Amash GOP primary challenger: 'Completely ridiculous' to consider Trump's impeachment

Congressman Justin Amash's Republican primary challenger said it was "completely ridiculous" that the Michigan lawmaker would consider whether President Trump reached the threshold for impeachment.
Tue, 21 May 2019 03:46:14 GMT

San Francisco homeless, drug problems won't be 'solved by government', Larry Elder says

The drug abuse and homeless problems in cities like San Francisco will not be solved by government actions because they are "moral" and "spiritual" problems, according to conservative radio host Larry Elder.
Tue, 21 May 2019 03:17:21 GMT

Former acting ICE director slams Gillibrand over immigration stance

Former acting ICE director Thomas Homan took Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., to task Sunday for her immigration comments and politicians like her are enticing illegal immigrants to come to the United States.
Tue, 21 May 2019 03:00:44 GMT

House Judiciary Chairman Nadler: Trump is making it 'more difficult' not to consider impeachment

House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler, D-NY, accused the White House of "intimidating" former WH Counselor Don McGahn from testifying on Capitol Hill and said it was becoming "more and more difficult" to not consider President Trump's impeachment on Monday night.
Tue, 21 May 2019 02:15:26 GMT

Robert De Niro's Trump insults making him 'more insane' than 'Taxi Driver' character: Mark Steyn

As Robert De Niro continues to publicly criticize President Trump - once saying he would like to "punch" the Republican "in the face" - he is becoming more "insane" than the iconic character he played in the film "Taxi Driver," conservative commentator Mark Steyn said.
Tue, 21 May 2019 01:47:29 GMT

Loretta Lynch accuses Comey of misrepresenting key Clinton probe conversation, was 'quite surprised' by his testimony

Former Attorney General Loretta Lynch has flatly accused former FBI Director James Comey of mischaracterizing her statements by repeatedly alleging that Lynch privately instructed him to call the Hillary Clinton email probe a "matter" instead of an "investigation."
Tue, 21 May 2019 01:35:03 GMT

Trump takes shot at John McCain over Affordable Care Act repeal attempt at rally

President Trump once again took a shot at John McCain during a rally in Pennsylvania on Monday night. 
Tue, 21 May 2019 01:32:37 GMT

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Chinese live streaming platform Huya is looking to expand into the US

The U.S. is expected to be the biggest market for e-sports this year.
Tue, 21 May 2019 05:08 GMT

The 'Warren Buffett of India' says his country's economy will 'come back with a bang'

Indian billionaire investor Rakesh Jhunjhunwala says he's very upbeat about his country's growth potential.
Tue, 21 May 2019 04:21 GMT

US airlines are set to carry a record number of passengers this summer

A record 257.4 million travelers are expected to opt for U.S. airlines for travel this summer, the 10th consecutive annual increase, a trade group forecast on Tuesday.
Tue, 21 May 2019 04:03 GMT

Flipkart founder: How I sold my business to Walmart for $16 billion

Binny Bansal, co-founder of Indian e-commerce giant Flipkart, says there are three traits that led to the business landing a record-breaking sale to retail giant Walmart.
Tue, 21 May 2019 02:30 GMT

US House Judiciary chair says panel will hold McGahn in contempt

The chairman of the U.S. House Judiciary Committee said in a television interview on Monday that his panel will hold former White House counsel Don McGahn in contempt of Congress for not testifying.
Tue, 21 May 2019 02:05 GMT

Iran's Rouhani: No talks right now. Resistance is our only choice

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said he favors talks and diplomacy but not under current conditions, state news agency IRNA said late on Monday.
Tue, 21 May 2019 01:56 GMT

Trump tells Pennsylvania voters that trade war has helped economy

U.S. President Donald Trump told his supporters in Pennsylvania that his high-stakes trade war with China had strengthened the state's steel industry and jobs.
Tue, 21 May 2019 01:49 GMT

US eases some restrictions on China's Huawei, reportedly halting Google's plans to cut access

The U.S. government on Monday temporarily eased some trade restrictions imposed recently on China's Huawei, a move that sought to minimize disruption for the telecom company's customers around the world.
Tue, 21 May 2019 01:13 GMT

Fed Chair Powell: Business debt is rising but does not pose a threat to the system

The issue of corporate debt has surfaced as companies continue to use the low rates the Fed has provided to lever up their balance sheets.
Mon, 20 May 2019 23:05 GMT

Cramer: Health care stocks are rising on hopes Biden will snag the 2020 Democratic nomination

"Unlike Bernie Sanders or Elizabeth Warren or Kamala Harris, Biden's against 'Medicare for All,'" the "Mad Money" host says.
Mon, 20 May 2019 23:00 GMT

Jim Cramer reveals his top social media stocks

Jim Cramer ranks the stocks of Twitter, Snap, Pinterest and Facebook.
Mon, 20 May 2019 22:45 GMT

Legg Mason names Trian's Peltz, Garden to board

Legg Mason said on Monday it had appointed Trian Fund Management's Nelson Peltz and Ed Garden as directors, raising the size of its board to 12 members.
Mon, 20 May 2019 22:23 GMT

Slack changes ticker symbol to WORK ahead of New York Stock Exchange debut

Team collaboration app Slack is now seeking to trade under the symbol "WORK," instead of the symbol it had first applied to use, "SK."
Mon, 20 May 2019 22:22 GMT

Jim Cramer: 'Your portfolio should have as little exposure to China as possible'

"As long as President [Donald] Trump believes that the Chinese are the ones who pay the price, he's going to keep taking a hard-line approach to these negotiations," Cramer said.
Mon, 20 May 2019 22:08 GMT

Dressbarn is going out of business, plans to shut all 650 stores

The announcement comes amid a wave of store closures across the country this year.
Mon, 20 May 2019 22:02 GMT

Stocks making the biggest moves after hours: GM, Snap, Merck and more

See which stocks are posting big moves after the bell.
Mon, 20 May 2019 21:44 GMT

Judge rules against Trump in lawsuit to block Democrats' subpoena for financial records

While Trump's lawyers had argued that the committee's subpoena did not have a legitimate legislative purpose, Mehta took a broader view.
Mon, 20 May 2019 20:57 GMT

Iran ramps up uranium production, throwing 'a brick on the accelerator' to nuclear threshold

Iran has quadrupled its output of nuclear material amid rising tension with the U.S. and dangerous escalations in the Middle East.
Mon, 20 May 2019 20:25 GMT

Don't get too excited about the bitcoin ETF just yet: Expert

The highly anticipated bitcoin-based exchange-traded fund isn't "imminent," says ETF.com Managing Director Dave Nadig.
Mon, 20 May 2019 19:48 GMT

Trump directs former White House counsel Don McGahn not to testify after Democrats issue subpoena

McGahn is cited more than any other witness in special counsel Robert Mueller's 448-page Russia report.
Mon, 20 May 2019 19:11 GMT

'Game of Thrones' hits record 19.3 million viewers in series finale despite fan backlash

Despite high criticism from fans, the final episode of "Game of Thrones" shattered single-night viewing records Sunday, with 19.3 million tuning in to watch the finale.
Mon, 20 May 2019 19:05 GMT

Silicon Valley says Wall Street doesn't get its long-term focus, but that theory doesn't hold up

Silicon Valley argues that Wall Street focuses too much on near-term profits — but investors have embraced money-losing biotech IPOs.
Mon, 20 May 2019 18:26 GMT

Good food is bringing people to the mall. And they're spending more money when they get there

Mall owners are increasingly building out food halls with local chef-driven eateries, sushi bars and premium coffee shops.
Mon, 20 May 2019 18:19 GMT

McConnell, Kaine introduce bipartisan Senate bill to raise the federal smoking age to 21

Sens. Mitch McConnell and Tim Kaine introduced a bill to raise the minimum age to buy tobacco to 21 in hopes of curbing teen vaping.
Mon, 20 May 2019 18:08 GMT

The 5 books Bill Gates recommends you read this summer

Add these to your list.
Mon, 20 May 2019 17:38 GMT

Morgan Stanley: More tariffs on China could trigger a global recession

More tit-for-tat tariffs in the U.S.-China trade war could set the global economy up for a recession, according to Morgan Stanley.
Mon, 20 May 2019 17:32 GMT

That $367 million Mega Millions jackpot comes with big tax bite

Before the winner would even get a dime, more than $54 million would be withheld for federal taxes.
Mon, 20 May 2019 16:46 GMT

Hedge funds bet the sell-off is over: 'Correction has run its course'

Most U.S. hedge funds aren't expecting another big stock market sell-off as more firms curb bets on volatility, according to Nomura.
Mon, 20 May 2019 14:31 GMT

Don't underestimate the possibility of a 'Reagan moment' for Trump on China: El-Erian

President Trump stands a chance of creating a new economic world order in his China trade fight, says the chief economic advisor of Allianz.
Mon, 20 May 2019 14:01 GMT

Here's what to do if the US-China trade war ignites layoffs

The trade war with China and rising pressure on manufacturers and retailers are bringing a new worry: layoffs. Here's how to manage if you lose your job.
Mon, 20 May 2019 13:08 GMT