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Bob Corker just went there on Trump's 'competence'

Bob Corker is no Donald Trump hater. Which makes what the Tennessee Republican senator said Thursday about the President all the more powerful.

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 22:32:35 GMT

Corker: Trump hasn't demonstrated the stability or competence to be successful

Sen. Bob Corker slammed President Donald Trump's handling of the racially motivated protests in Charlottesville, Virginia, charging that the President "has not demonstrated he understands the character of this nation."

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 22:31:59 GMT

Trump is right: You can't change history. He's wrong on the reasons why

President Donald Trump tweeted in support of Confederate statues Thursday — and offered a distorted version of history.

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 17:53:33 GMT

Trump, Graham feud over President's Charlottesville response

Sen. Lindsey Graham warned Wednesday that President Donald Trump's rhetoric is "dividing Americans" following comments the President made casting some blame on what he called "alt-left" counterprotesters who rallied in Charlottesville over the weekend.

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 00:29:11 GMT

Republican senators are striking back in Trump's public war of words

Sen. Bob Corker's questioning of the President's competence Thursday is the starkest signal yet that Republican senators are returning fire in the public and pointed battle Donald Trump has waged with members of his own party.

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 07:09:02 GMT

Secret Service investigating posts by Missouri state lawmaker

The US Secret Service is investigating comments made online by a Missouri state lawmaker who reportedly said she hoped President Donald Trump would be assassinated.

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 07:13:29 GMT

Cabinet's silence on Trump's comments disturbing to agency employees

Days have passed since President Donald Trump equated white supremacists and neo-Nazis with counterprotesters at a Charlottesville, Virginia rally that sparked violence over the weekend, the President's words are still rippling across the federal workforce at government agencies.

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 01:21:58 GMT

USS Fitzgerald's leadership to be removed from their duties over June collision

The commanding officer, executive officer and senior non-commissioned officer of the USS Fitzgerald are due to be removed from their duties for cause amid the fallout surrounding the deadly collision between the USS Fitzgerald and a cargo ship off the coast of Japan on June 17.

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 03:56:25 GMT

Barack Obama declining to engage Trump reflects ex-president balancing act

Since leaving office in January, President Barack Obama has used written statements to defend the Affordable Care Act, denounce a decision to withdraw the US from the Paris climate accord, and, most recently, call for peace during Kenya's elections.

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 22:52:29 GMT

People of color to Trump: What doesn't break us makes us stronger

If there's one message that communities of color have for President Donald Trump, it's that what doesn't break them makes them stronger.

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 22:45:26 GMT

Pence: Images of Barcelona attack 'sicken us all'

Vice President Mike Pence said in the wake of an attack in Barcelona on Thursday that images of the aftermath "sicken us all." President Donald Trump, meanwhile, offered his condolences on Twitter and referenced a debunked anecdote about a historical US general.

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 23:38:09 GMT

What Trump understands about white identity politics

In an interview with the American Prospect, White House chief strategist Steve Bannon offers an important insight into why Democrats lost the election and why they're struggling with identity politics.

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 02:51:59 GMT

Tillerson, Mattis: Military option still in play for North Korea

The US continues to consider military options to respond to North Korea's aggressive pursuit of missile capabilities, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Thursday, swatting down claims that White House chief strategist Steve Bannon made in a magazine interview that "there's no military solution" to tensions with the rogue nation.

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 20:19:18 GMT

Melania Trump's Twitter independence

Donald Trump and Melania Trump each use Twitter to reach their (combined, about 44 million) followers, but the first lady's account -- and how and when she wields it -- is very different than the President's.

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 21:04:04 GMT

Trump responds to Barcelona terror attack by spreading debunked rumor

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 21:03:27 GMT

Cleveland Clinic, American Cancer Society pull events from Trump resort

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 02:32:17 GMT

Lawsuit against psychologists who designed CIA torture program settles

Two foreign-born men who claimed they were brutally tortured while held in CIA prisons and the family of one man who died in custody have settled their lawsuit against the two psychologists who developed the agency's program, bringing an end to what would have been a landmark case just weeks before trial.

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 18:35:43 GMT

Bannon's interview: A blunder or intentional ploy?

White House chief strategist Steve Bannon is privately offering shifting and conflicting explanations for the strikingly candid interview that could further imperil his already shaky standing inside the West Wing.

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 16:46:35 GMT

6 in 10 people who approve of Trump say they'll never, ever, ever stop approving

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 21:19:30 GMT

Bannon says US locked in 'economic war' with China, slams White House colleagues

Embattled White House chief strategist Steve Bannon declared in an interview published Wednesday that the US is at "economic war with China," promised aggressive trade actions against Beijing and said he is "fighting" other top White House aides "every day."

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 15:58:12 GMT

Hicks to become interim WH communications director

Senior communications adviser Hope Hicks will likely take on the role of White House communications director, according to two sources inside the White House and one outside.

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 22:37:53 GMT

Pence won't say if he agrees with Trump on 'both sides'

Vice President Mike Pence avoided directly answering a reporter's question about whether he thought, like President Donald Trump, that there were "good people on both sides" who participated in the Charlottesville, Virginia, protests over the weekend that resulted in the death of one woman.

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 20:24:33 GMT

What if Donald Trump is just winging it?

When President Donald Trump says or does something controversial or just plain dumb, the initial analysis is almost always the same: He's doing this on purpose to distract from something else!

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 19:22:39 GMT

Trump is burning every bridge he can, 1 tweet at a time

Before 9:30 a.m. ET on Thursday, the President of the United States had already:

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 22:06:28 GMT

Trump calls removal of Confederate monuments 'so foolish'

President Donald Trump on Thursday denounced the removal of monuments to Confederate figures as "sad" and "so foolish," days after white supremacists and neo-Nazis took to Charlottesville, Virginia, to violently protest the planned removal of a statue of the Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee.

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 21:16:12 GMT

Trump ends plans for his Council on Infrastructure

President Donald Trump has ended plans for an Advisory Council on Infrastructure, a White House official told CNN Thursday.

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 03:59:59 GMT

Twitter and Trump: Marriage of man, message and machine

It was just after lunchtime the day after Barack Obama won re-election when Donald Trump tried out a new line on Twitter: "We have to make America great again!"

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 22:13:40 GMT

Rohrabacher wants to brief Trump on Assange meeting

Rep. Dana Rohrabacher said Thursday he wants to brief President Donald Trump on his meeting with WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange.

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 17:15:40 GMT

Trump: Flake 'toxic,' boosts his primary opponent

President Donald Trump turned hard on a fellow Republican Thursday, boosting the primary opponent of Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake and calling the incumbent "toxic."

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 00:29:38 GMT

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Pence returns from high-profile Latin America trip

Vice President Mike Pence wrapped up his recent trip to Latin America on Thursday looking perhaps a little presidential.
Fri, 18 Aug 2017 05:37:00 GMT

Trump targeted on covers of Economist, New Yorker magazines

Two top current events magazines are taking aim at President Trump on the covers of their latest issues in reaction to his response to last weekend’s violence in Charlottesville, Va.
Fri, 18 Aug 2017 04:18:00 GMT

Oregon abortion law funds procedures for illegal immigrants

Oregon has passed the nation’s most progressive abortion bill, requiring state insurers to provide free abortions for all, including illegal immigrants.
Fri, 18 Aug 2017 02:45:00 GMT

Falling apart: Trump axes infrastructure advisory council

President Trump announced Thursday he will be pulling the plug on yet another advisory council – this one, on infrastructure.
Thu, 17 Aug 2017 22:09:00 GMT

Missouri Democratic state senator says she hopes Trump is assassinated

A Democratic state senator in Missouri is apologizing and facing resignation calls for posting on Facebook Thursday she hopes President Trump is assassinated.
Thu, 17 Aug 2017 21:02:00 GMT

Wasserman Schultz' ex-IT aide indicted on 4 counts

Imran Awan, a former IT aide for Democratic Florida Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, was indicted Thursday on four counts including bank fraud and making false statements.
Thu, 17 Aug 2017 20:56:00 GMT

Trump administration shuts down Central American minor protection program

The Trump administration on Wednesday shut down yet another Obama-era program – this one, created to give Central American minors fleeing poverty and gang violence in their homeland temporary legal status in the United States.
Thu, 17 Aug 2017 20:46:00 GMT

Trump cites tale of Gen. Pershing's pigs' blood bullets that historians dismiss

President Trump on Thursday again cited a story about the late U.S. Army Gen. John J. Pershing dipping bullets in pigs’ blood to deter Islamic attacks that has been dismissed by historians as apocryphal.
Thu, 17 Aug 2017 19:46:00 GMT

Does Bannon know what he's doing?

He sure thinks he does
Thu, 17 Aug 2017 19:07:00 GMT

Tillerson, Mattis rebuff Bannon claim of no 'military solution' for North Korea

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Defense Secretary Jim Mattis on Thursday rebuffed White House strategist Steve Bannon’s claim to a liberal magazine that “there’s no military solution” for North Korea’s nuclear threats.
Thu, 17 Aug 2017 18:37:00 GMT

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No matter what happens with North Korea, it's going to hurt this currency: Nomura

No matter what scenario plays out for North Korea, South Korea’s won will be under a cloud, Nomura said in a note Friday.
Fri, 18 Aug 2017 08:28 GMT

White House jitters and Barcelona terror attack weigh on Asian shares

Asia markets were pressured in Friday trade after investors on Wall Street sold off in the previous session.
Fri, 18 Aug 2017 07:42 GMT

These millennials spend their days on the beach and still make money. Here's how

CNBC spent a day in Bali meeting digital nomads from around the world, who work and live wherever they want.
Fri, 18 Aug 2017 07:33 GMT

Alibaba stock could boom by up to 34% as it takes a page from the Amazon playbook

Alibaba's cloud division grew 96 percent and continued growth could be the catalyst for a "re-rating" of the stock.
Fri, 18 Aug 2017 07:32 GMT

China's new problem: 'Frenzy' of consumer lending creates debt 'explosion'

The Chinese government is tackling high debt levels, but the country is still borrowing more, said Deutsche Bank.
Fri, 18 Aug 2017 06:10 GMT

Barcelona terror attacks: what we know

A manhunt is underway in Spain as police search for the driver of a van that plowed into pedestrians on Barcelona's busiest boulevard Thursday, leaving at least 13 people dead and more than 100 injured.
Fri, 18 Aug 2017 05:10 GMT

Live blog: Spanish police kill five attackers wearing fake suicide belts

Our live blog is tracking news Spanish police killed five attackers thought to be linked to a van attack in Barcelona.
Fri, 18 Aug 2017 05:08 GMT

Ousted Uber CEO Kalanick: Investor lawsuit a 'public and personal attack'

Uber ex-CEO Travis Kalanick called a suit filed against him by an investor in the firm a "public and personal attack."
Fri, 18 Aug 2017 04:50 GMT

Threatened for being a military island, many in Guam don't even want to be part of the US

A growing number of Guam's residents now want a say in how the island is run, and this could mean breaking from the U.S.
Fri, 18 Aug 2017 04:02 GMT

Shares surging 20% for Jack Ma-backed firm behind $1.7 billion acquisition of MassMutual unit

Jack Ma-backed Yunfeng said it will lead $1.7 billion acquisition of U.S.-based insurer MassMutual's Asia unit
Fri, 18 Aug 2017 02:51 GMT

Trump's NAFTA talks have major implications for countries on the other side of the world

NAFTA may not include Asia, but the trade-dependent region will be watching how Trump handles talks, analysts said.
Fri, 18 Aug 2017 01:52 GMT

The CEO of $2 billion start-up GitHub is stepping down

GitHub co-founder and CEO Chris Wanstrath is stepping down after leading the code repository software company for the past three years.
Fri, 18 Aug 2017 00:51 GMT

Wisconsin bill giving $3 billion incentives to Foxconn advances

The plan still needs approval by the joint finance committee as well as the Senate before it can go to the governor.
Fri, 18 Aug 2017 00:44 GMT

Spanish police kill five alleged terrorists linked to Barcelona van incident

Cambrils is more than two hours south of Barcelona by car. It was not immediately clear how the operation was linked to the van attack in that city.
Thu, 17 Aug 2017 23:45 GMT

Cramer Remix: This sell-off isn’t done, things could get uglier

Jim Cramer made sense of the recent sell-off in the market and warned investors that the worst isn’t over.
Thu, 17 Aug 2017 22:59 GMT

Apple has an idea for car sensors that could drastically reduce crashes

It makes sense for Apple to be doubling down on this type of technology for a few reasons.
Thu, 17 Aug 2017 22:40 GMT

Republicans will 'take whatever it is they can get' on taxes: Former Wal-Mart US CEO

U.S. stocks fell amid concerns over Trump's agenda, but former Wal-Mart US CEO Bill Simon said tax reform will get done.
Thu, 17 Aug 2017 22:35 GMT

Cramer reveals the one retailer going after Amazon's Achilles heel

Jim Cramer says Wal-Mart is the only retailer whose suppliers give it a viable way to compete head-to-head with Amazon.
Thu, 17 Aug 2017 22:32 GMT

The ACLU has been a liberal darling. Charlottesville may have changed that

People have criticized the ACLU for defending white nationalists' right to protest in Charlottesville, Virginia.
Thu, 17 Aug 2017 22:11 GMT

Cramer rationalizes the sell-off — and says it's not happening because of Trump

Jim Cramer reacts to the market's various explanations for Thursday's pullback.
Thu, 17 Aug 2017 22:11 GMT

Apple will give $2 million for Charlottesville. Here's how much Tim Cook has donated to human rights

"Hate is a cancer and left unchecked it destroys everything in its path."
Thu, 17 Aug 2017 22:05 GMT

Obi-Wan Kenobi is reportedly getting his own standalone Star Wars film

The movie will follow the lead of last year's Rogue One and the forthcoming, untitled Han Solo film, The Verge reports.
Thu, 17 Aug 2017 21:59 GMT

Sen. Grassley says Mylan's $465 million Epi-Pen settlement 'shortchanges' taxpayers

The settlement came after an unusual lawsuit by Sanofi, a competitor to Mylan, which alleged anti-competitive tactics.
Thu, 17 Aug 2017 21:48 GMT

After-hours buzz: ROST, GPS, AMAT & more

Check out which companies are making headlines after the bell on Thursday: ROST, GPS, AMAT & more
Thu, 17 Aug 2017 21:39 GMT

DC drama is causing 'big headaches' for stocks and the dollar, and it could get worse

Some strategists foresee further downside for the U.S. dollar's relative value due to political tumult.
Thu, 17 Aug 2017 21:25 GMT

'Trump trade' turns into market headwind, as traders watch for next shoe to drop

President Donald Trump may now have gotten on the market's bad side.
Thu, 17 Aug 2017 21:23 GMT

CEOs needed to walk away from Trump to protect their brand: Former CEO

The CEOs who abandoned President Trump's councils had to think of their firms first, former LVMH CEO Mark Weber told CNBC.
Thu, 17 Aug 2017 21:19 GMT

Here's how Silicon Valley is responding to the Charlottesville rally, and Trump's comments on it

The discord in Washington came amid a growing divide between the administration and Silicon Valley.
Thu, 17 Aug 2017 20:59 GMT

Malala Yousafzai is heading to Oxford—here’s how much it costs to attend

The activist will study philosophy, politics and economics.
Thu, 17 Aug 2017 20:56 GMT

This is the real reason investors are fearful, Art Cashin says

The Wall Street veteran said Cohn's departure could catalyze a "mass exodus" that would hurt confidence in the Trump administration.
Thu, 17 Aug 2017 20:56 GMT