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Trump and Pompeo continue to defend Saudi Arabia over Khashoggi crisis

President Donald Trump said he is not giving cover to Saudi Arabia over the suspected killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, as his top diplomat said Riyadh needed space and time to conduct an investigation.

Wed, 17 Oct 2018 18:54:39 GMT

The 40 most outrageous lines in Donald Trump's Associated Press interview

As part of a media blitz leading up to the 2018 midterm election, President Donald Trump sat down with the Associated Press for a wide-ranging interview. (Sidebar: Are there any other kinds of interviews? Like a narrow-ranging interview?) It was Trump at his most Trump-y, as the President bragged and belittled in equal measure all while demonstrating his now well-known disregard for facts.

Wed, 17 Oct 2018 18:22:07 GMT

South Carolina is the center of the political universe for 2020 Democratic prospects

Some of the biggest names in Democratic politics are descending on South Carolina in the final weeks of the midterms, introducing themselves to voters and operatives in a state that will be crucial in the party's 2020 presidential primary.

Wed, 17 Oct 2018 19:14:30 GMT

Republican senator: Khashoggi disappearance won't be 'swept under the rug'

Republican Sen. Ben Sasse of Nebraska tells CNN that the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi will not be "swept under the rug," and that he believes there should be an "international investigation" into what happened.

Wed, 17 Oct 2018 18:42:32 GMT

Saudi affair exposes Trumpism's moral apathy

Donald Trump has dug a moral hole through the middle of America's foreign policy -- and he's not sorry at all.

Wed, 17 Oct 2018 15:45:14 GMT

O'Rourke borrows Trump's attack line against 'Lying Ted' Cruz in Texas Senate debate

Democratic Rep. Beto O'Rourke aggressively cast Republican Sen. Ted Cruz as "all talk and no action" during the second -- and potentially final -- debate of the Texas Senate race Tuesday night.

Wed, 17 Oct 2018 13:51:02 GMT

Trump asks Cabinet secretaries for 5% budget cut

President Donald Trump on Wednesday instructed every agency secretary in his Cabinet to cut 5% from their budget for next year.

Wed, 17 Oct 2018 18:55:18 GMT

Melania Trump visits hospital, advocates protecting 'our most valuable and vulnerable'

First lady Melania Trump arrived to Philadelphia's Thomas Jefferson University Hospital -- albeit about an hour behind schedule due to a mechanical issue on her plane -- for an event focused on neonatal abstinence syndrome.

Wed, 17 Oct 2018 16:32:10 GMT

McConnell predicts no shutdown over the border wall, warns of a 'challenge' to US-Saudi relations

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell confidently predicted Wednesday that there would not be a year-end government shutdown and warned that the apparent murder of a journalist is "really going to challenge" the Saudi-US relationship -- all the while avoiding any criticism of President Donald Trump, whether it was about Trump's handling of the crisis in Saudi Arabia or his tweets insulting the appearance of a female porn star.

Wed, 17 Oct 2018 17:40:54 GMT

Admin wants to bring DACA case back to Supreme Court quickly with Kavanaugh in

With Brett Kavanaugh on the bench, the Justice Department signaled on Wednesday that it wants to expedite lawsuits concerning Trump administration positions through the lower courts in order to get them before the Supreme Court's newly formed five-justice conservative majority.

Wed, 17 Oct 2018 17:13:47 GMT

Obama takes on '7 excuses not to vote'

Former President Barack Obama is urging young voters to get to the polls next month in a new video that "tackles seven commonly made excuses for not voting."

Wed, 17 Oct 2018 16:58:37 GMT

Treasury official charged with leaking docs related to Russia, Manafort

A senior official in the Treasury Department was arrested and charged Wednesday with disclosing sensitive financial transaction reports pertaining to multiple entities tied to President Donald Trump and Russia, including former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort, to a reporter.

Wed, 17 Oct 2018 19:15:14 GMT

Michael Cohen, once the ultimate Trump loyalist, now wants to campaign against him

The Donald Trump loyalist who famously said he'd take a bullet for the President is now willing to publicly fight his former boss.

Tue, 16 Oct 2018 19:54:23 GMT

Bloomberg: Rosenstein wants special counsel probe finished soon

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein has clearly indicated he wants special counsel Robert Mueller's probe to conclude as soon as possible, Bloomberg reports, citing a US official.

Wed, 17 Oct 2018 16:29:18 GMT

Heidi Heitkamp apologizes for ad that mistakenly identified women as abuse survivors

Sen. Heidi Heitkamp issued a personal apology on Tuesday after her campaign identified some women as survivors of abuse in an ad without their knowledge or consent.

Wed, 17 Oct 2018 02:07:00 GMT

Trump unleashes festering list of grievances during unscheduled morning

The notifications began hitting phones just after sunrise.

Wed, 17 Oct 2018 10:38:24 GMT

Joe Biden says age a 'totally legitimate' question if he were to run for office again

Former Vice President Joe Biden said a candidate's age is a "legitimate" issue in elections -- including if he were to run for president in 2020.

Wed, 17 Oct 2018 10:27:02 GMT

Julian Castro says he's 'likely' to challenge Trump in 2020

Former Obama administration official and San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro said he is "likely" to challenge President Donald Trump in 2020.

Wed, 17 Oct 2018 15:13:36 GMT

Who's Trump attacking on Twitter?

President Donald Trump has long used Twitter to define -- and defame -- his political opponents, but about 20 months into his presidency it's become blindingly clear that his use of social media to target critics, disloyal former lieutenants and the media tells us more about him than anyone else.

Tue, 16 Oct 2018 20:38:17 GMT

Another migrant caravan is heading to the US. Trump has already taken note.

A new migrant caravan is heading to the United States. And US President Donald Trump has already weighed in, threatening to cut foreign aid to Honduras if the group isn't brought back to the Central American country.

Wed, 17 Oct 2018 05:09:33 GMT

This is an actual painting on display in President Trump's White House

Every Republican President walks into a bar. That could be a joke, but it's also a painting that currently hangs at the White House.

Tue, 16 Oct 2018 16:05:33 GMT

Trump administration levels new sanctions on Iranian paramilitary force amid Saudi crisis

The Trump administration is leveling sanctions against an Iranian paramilitary force and its associated companies and financial institutions, accusing the group of recruiting and training child soldiers and funding terrorism.

Tue, 16 Oct 2018 18:57:35 GMT

White House nominations to 9th Circuit set off firestorm

While President Donald Trump has had unprecedented success in reshaping the judiciary by placing two justices on the Supreme Court and a record breaking 29 judges on federal appeals courts, he believes he has been stymied by what he considers the liberal bent of the 9th US Circuit Court of Appeals. It's a powerful court headquartered in San Francisco that has jurisdiction over nine West Coast states and two territories.

Sat, 13 Oct 2018 14:12:42 GMT

Trump sides with Saudis as clamor grows over Khashoggi disappearance

President Donald Trump launched a concerted defense of Saudi Arabia for the disappearance and suspected murder of Jamal Khashoggi, saying the country's crown prince "totally denied" knowledge about the suspected death of the Washington Post journalist and complaining that the country was being assumed "guilty until proven innocent."

Wed, 17 Oct 2018 10:27:16 GMT

Donald Trump's 2020 fundraising haul is totally and completely unprecedented

On Monday night, President Donald Trump's 2020 re-election campaign announced that it had raised in excess of $18 million over the past three months, a haul that means the incumbent has already raised $106 million for a race that is more than two years away.

Tue, 16 Oct 2018 23:45:36 GMT

President Trump raises more than $100 million for 2020 re-election

President Donald Trump has raised more than $100 million for a re-election battle that is more than two years away, giving him a massive financial advantage over a crowded field of potential Democratic contenders jockeying to challenge him in 2020.

Tue, 16 Oct 2018 12:10:47 GMT

Trump resumes 'Pocahontas' moniker after Warren DNA test

President Donald Trump resurfaced his "Pocahontas" nickname for Sen. Elizabeth Warren on Tuesday, a day after the Massachusetts senator released a DNA test.

Tue, 16 Oct 2018 13:14:16 GMT

The Point: Donald Trump just called Stormy Daniels 'horseface.' Don't act surprised.

On Tuesday, the President of the United States referred to a porn star with whom he has been alleged to have had in affair in the mid 2000s as "horseface."

Tue, 16 Oct 2018 17:55:49 GMT

Trump, Stormy Daniels in Twitter spat after lawsuit dismissal

A judge's decision to dismiss a defamation case by Stormy Daniels against Donald Trump led to a brief midday spectacle of the President of the United States trading Twitter barbs with the porn star -- and her lawyer jumping in to call Trump a "disgusting misogynist."

Tue, 16 Oct 2018 22:10:45 GMT

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Obama shoots down excuses, urges people to vote in midterm elections in new video

Former President Barack Obama, in a new video, is shutting down any excuse not to vote in the upcoming midterm elections.
Wed, 17 Oct 2018 17:24:26 GMT

ICE forced to release illegal immigrants ‘out of the front door’ in Arizona amid space crunch, migrant surge

Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials – faced with a lack of housing space, an agreement that limits how long they can detain families and a massive increase in the number of border crossers – are having to resort to releasing illegal immigrants and asylum seekers "out of the front door" in Arizona.
Wed, 17 Oct 2018 17:16:51 GMT

Dem Sen. Menendez lashes out at ‘bogus lies’ after GOP rival revives prostitution allegations

An angry Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez on Wednesday fired back at his Republican opponent for airing a new ad reviving salacious allegations that the senator had sex with underage prostitutes during past trips to the Dominican Republic -- calling the claims "lies."
Wed, 17 Oct 2018 17:15:08 GMT

Treasury employee charged with leaking financial info on Trump campaign officials, Russians

A Treasury employee has been arrested and charged with leaking multiple reports about financial transactions relating to former Trump campaign chief Paul Manafort, campaign official Richard Gates, accused Russian agent Maria Butina and the Russian Embassy, federal law enforcement officials said Wednesday.
Wed, 17 Oct 2018 16:51:29 GMT

Trump to ask Cabinet secretaries to cut spending by 5 percent for fiscal year 2020

President Trump will ask all secretaries in his Cabinet on Wednesday to reduce their spending by five percent for fiscal year 2020, as the administration announced the federal budget deficit has surged to its highest levels in six years.
Wed, 17 Oct 2018 16:40:36 GMT

GOP senators urge consequences for Saudi Arabia, as Trump warns against rush to judgment

Republican senators are calling for consequences for Saudi Arabia over the presumed death of activist Jamal Khashoggi, as President Trump increasingly warns against a rush to judgment.
Wed, 17 Oct 2018 16:40:29 GMT

Pelosi boasts Dems could see 'tsunami' in midterms, despite party warnings

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., seems to have no doubts that Democrats will win big in the upcoming midterm elections, despite recent warnings the party may be overconfident.
Wed, 17 Oct 2018 16:35:49 GMT

Melania Trump's plane forced to return to military base after smoke in cabin

First lady Melania Trump's plane was forced to return to Joint Base Andrews due to a "mechanical issue" Wednesday morning. 
Wed, 17 Oct 2018 13:57:25 GMT

Trump calls AP ‘fake news’ over midterms headline

President Trump slammed the Associated Press on Wednesday over a headline about the upcoming midterm elections that he called misleading.
Wed, 17 Oct 2018 13:42:37 GMT

Trump administration moves to open trade talks with UK, Japan, EU after NAFTA win

The Trump administration informed Congress Tuesday that it intends to open trade talks with the United Kingdom, European Union and Japan -- coming off a win for President Trump in renegotiating the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).
Wed, 17 Oct 2018 13:33:09 GMT

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Watch what happens when a small drone hits a plane at 238 miles per hour

The University of Dayton Research Institute has put out a new video that shows the serious danger drone strikes can pose to aircraft.
Wed, 17 Oct 2018 19:07 GMT

Strong economy is not helping GOP with gender gap

The CNBC All-America Economic Survey finds a widening gender gap in both views on the economy as well as on the midterm election.
Wed, 17 Oct 2018 18:56 GMT

Billionaire investor Leon Cooperman says bonds, not stocks, are in a bubble

Billionaire Leon Cooperman advised investors on Wednesday to stay away from bonds as they are in a bubble.
Wed, 17 Oct 2018 18:38 GMT

Khashoggi crisis threatens to alienate the foreign firms remaking Saudi Arabia's economy

Saudi Arabia is depending on strategic partnerships with foreign companies for the technology and expertise necessary to fulfill Vision 2030.
Wed, 17 Oct 2018 18:34 GMT

Wall Street slashes earnings outlook for automakers and suppliers amid concern about China

As third-quarter reporting season approaches for automakers and suppliers, analysts have been shaving earnings forecasts for a group that has already been slammed by profit worries and trade war concerns.
Wed, 17 Oct 2018 18:33 GMT

Fed indicates it's staying the course on rate hikes despite growing criticism from Trump

Officials remain convinced that continuing to gradually increase interest rates is the best formula to preserve a steady economy, according to minutes released Wednesday, despite what the president thinks.
Wed, 17 Oct 2018 18:00 GMT

Tesla VP of manufacturing Gilbert Passin has left

Tesla has lost more than a dozen executives in the last twelve months. Gilbert Passin, the company's VP of manufacturing who held several roles during his nine-year tenure, is among them, sources say.
Wed, 17 Oct 2018 17:56 GMT

If you win the $868 million Mega Millions jackpot, here's how to maintain some privacy

If you happen to beat the astronomical odds against winning the Mega Millions jackpot, you should keep your win under wraps as much as possible, experts say.
Wed, 17 Oct 2018 17:47 GMT

Netflix is adding almost as many subscribers in one year as HBO did in 40 years

Barclays estimated Netflix is on pace to add 27.4 million subscribers this year — an "incredible" rate of subscriber growth the firm said is nearly as many as HBO has added in the U.S. across the last 40 years.
Wed, 17 Oct 2018 17:37 GMT

Cereal sales are on the decline, but that's not stopping Funko from serving up a sugary breakfast

At a time when cereal sales are on the decline, as consumers look for healthier breakfast alternatives, Funko is offering up an indulgence — and it's selling out fast.
Wed, 17 Oct 2018 17:35 GMT

Ex-colleague of Netflix's CEO: Investors who fear the stock's high valuation are making a big mistake

"Many people have made the wrong bets," on Netflix throughout the years, says Paul Holland. "You just don't understand how large the market is."
Wed, 17 Oct 2018 17:30 GMT

Here are the most popular marijuana stocks as Canada becomes the largest country to legalize pot

Popular marijuana stocks fell across the board Wednesday even as Canada became the largest country to legalize the recreational use of cannabis.
Wed, 17 Oct 2018 17:15 GMT

High times in Canada as cannabis becomes legal nationwide

Wed, 17 Oct 2018 17:09 GMT

Facebook knew it was misreporting video ad data a year before telling clients, lawsuit says

Facebook overestimated video ad viewing time averages 150 to 900 percent — not 60 to 80 percent as it reported, the lawsuit claims. The company also knew about the issues for more than a year before reporting it to advertising clients.
Wed, 17 Oct 2018 17:04 GMT

With 10-year yields above 3.1%, here's the next level technician Louise Yamada is watching

The breakout in Treasury yields confirms a trend veteran technician Louise Yamada has seen in the cards for some time.
Wed, 17 Oct 2018 16:32 GMT

Tilman Fertitta and advisors offered $13 a share in cash and stock for Caesars - sources

Billionaire owner of the Golden Nugget Casinos Tilman Fertitta plans to offer Caesars Entertainment $13 per share in a potential merger, sources tell CNBC. 
Wed, 17 Oct 2018 16:20 GMT

This bitter House race in New York shows how health care is dominating the battle for Congress

In swing districts such as New York's 19th, Democrats have tried to leverage health care to their advantage while taking care not to move too far to the left on the issue and open themselves to GOP attacks. 
Wed, 17 Oct 2018 16:17 GMT

Major Facebook investors want Mark Zuckerberg out as chairman

The proposal is largely symbolic, since Zuckerberg holds absolute control of the board.
Wed, 17 Oct 2018 16:03 GMT

This 30-year-old makes $100,000 a year—here's why she still doesn't feel rich

"People assumed that because I was working in entertainment I was just, like, a millionaire," says Gaby Dunn. "That couldn't have been further from the truth."
Wed, 17 Oct 2018 15:59 GMT

Treasury employee busted for allegedly leaking documents related to Paul Manafort, Russians

 A U.S. Treasury employee has been arrested and charged with leaking mulitple reports about suspicious financial transactions to media outlets. The woman, Natalie Mayflower Sours Edwards,  will face criminal charges in New York.
Wed, 17 Oct 2018 15:52 GMT

Berkshire Hathaway shares look really cheap using Warren Buffett's own method of valuing stocks

The market doesn't put enough value on the contribution of the conglomerate's massive $200 billion stock portfolio, according to analysts from J. P. Morgan.
Wed, 17 Oct 2018 15:44 GMT

China is still the wildcard in the stock market's wild ride — here's why

The U.S. stock market has regained some of the ground it lost last week, but it's still gyrating. Analysts fear China's slowing debt-ridden economy could send global markets on another wild ride. The spillover effect could be severe.
Wed, 17 Oct 2018 15:15 GMT

Netflix burns cash at a record pace, but investors love it

Netflix's cash burn hit a record level last quarter as the company increased its spending on original content.
Wed, 17 Oct 2018 15:13 GMT

Trump says each Cabinet secretary should slash 5% of their budgets after he pledges to cut spending

President Donald Trump's comments follow remarks from Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Tuesday, in which he blamed rising budget deficits on social safety net spending rather than the GOP's tax cuts. 
Wed, 17 Oct 2018 15:08 GMT

Drug giant Pfizer offers early retirement ahead of layoffs in memo to employees

Pfizer's offering early retirement ahead of layoffs early next year, it announced internally to employees Tuesday. The company, which currently employs more than 90,000 workers, didn't say how many people it plans to cut. 
Wed, 17 Oct 2018 14:59 GMT

Here's how much money you have to earn to be considered upper-class

"The wealth gaps between upper-income families and lower- and middle-income families in 2016 were at the highest levels recorded."
Wed, 17 Oct 2018 14:43 GMT

Self-made millionaire Ramit Sethi: Cutting out avocado toast won't make you rich — here's what will

"You can't cut your way to growth."
Wed, 17 Oct 2018 13:48 GMT

Jim Cramer on Netflix earnings: CEO Reed Hastings is a 'miracle worker'

"It has nothing to do with the economy. It's a worldwide story, and Reed Hastings is a miracle worker," Jim Cramer says.
Wed, 17 Oct 2018 13:46 GMT

'Race-baiting' roils CA battle between indicted GOP Rep. Hunter and rising Democrat Campa-Najjar

Indicted California GOP Rep. Duncan D. Hunter's father came out swinging Tuesday against his son's Democratic challenger in a bizarre press conference where he called the Latino Arab-American candidate a "security risk."
Wed, 17 Oct 2018 13:41 GMT

Getting Medicare Part D right: How to pick a drug plan during open enrollment

During Medicare's open enrollment period, which started this week and runs through Dec. 7, recipients should evaluate their prescription drug coverage because Part D plans often change their pricing and covered drugs from year to year.
Wed, 17 Oct 2018 13:36 GMT