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Michael Flynn sentencing postponed after dramatic hearing

On Tuesday, Michael Flynn may be the first defendant in Robert Mueller's probe to receive his sentence and walk out of court with no jail time.

Tue, 18 Dec 2018 21:31:26 GMT

The Point: Donald Trump's Michael Flynn-sized blind spot was just exposed again

In the run-up to Tuesday's sentencing of Michael Flynn, President Donald Trump and his allies seemed to be convinced that the former national security adviser would stand up in court and renounce the plea deal he had agreed to more than a year ago in which he admitted lying to the FBI about his contacts with Russian officials during the presidential transition in late 2016.

Tue, 18 Dec 2018 21:25:03 GMT

In reversal, White House shifts border wall funding demands, wants to avoid shutdown

White House press secretary Sarah Sanders suggested Tuesday that the White House has found an alternative way to get its requested $5 billion in funding for a US-Mexico border wall, marking a reversal from President Donald Trump's previous position.

Tue, 18 Dec 2018 19:30:36 GMT

Trump Foundation agrees to dissolve under court supervision

The Donald J. Trump Foundation has agreed to dissolve under judicial supervision amid an ongoing lawsuit concerning its finances, according to a document filed Tuesday in Manhattan Supreme Court by the New York state Attorney General's office.

Tue, 18 Dec 2018 22:09:36 GMT

James Comey defends FBI's interview of Michael Flynn, transcript shows

The House released Tuesday the second round of former FBI Director James Comey's testimony, one day after he slammed congressional Republicans when he emerged from the closed-door interview on Monday.

Tue, 18 Dec 2018 21:19:03 GMT

READ: Agreement dissolve Trump's charitable foundation

The Donald J. Trump Foundation has agreed to dissolve amid an ongoing lawsuit according to a document filed Tuesday in Manhattan Supreme Court by the New York state Attorney General's office.

Tue, 18 Dec 2018 16:55:04 GMT

4 days until a partial government shutdown

Democrats prepare for tax return showdown with defiant Trump

House Democrats are carefully laying the groundwork to obtain President Donald Trump's personal tax returns in the new Congress, hoping to build public support for their effort as they prepare to confront a defiant President.

Tue, 18 Dec 2018 19:32:16 GMT

Donald Trump is well positioned to fend off a primary challenge in 2020

President Donald Trump continues to look in prime position to win his party's nomination for president in 2020. While Republicans such as John Kasich may run, a look at the numbers reveals they have a tough road ahead of them.

Tue, 18 Dec 2018 20:52:18 GMT

Complaints against Brett Kavanaugh dismissed by federal judicial council

A judicial council from the Denver-based US appeals court has dismissed 83 complaints that were lodged against new Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh based largely on statements he made during his contentious September confirmation.

Tue, 18 Dec 2018 21:22:10 GMT

The strong economy is keeping Donald Trump afloat. What happens if it tanks?

"Run for cover," warned former Fed Chairman Alan Greenspan on Tuesday about the long-term fate of the stock market.

Tue, 18 Dec 2018 19:08:03 GMT

Judge rejects request to release Trump's tax returns under freedom of information laws

A federal appellate court has rejected a non-profit organization's attempt to obtain President Donald Trump's tax records from the Internal Revenue Service by filing a Freedom of Information Act request.

Tue, 18 Dec 2018 20:06:10 GMT

Trump gears up for 2020 re-election by tightening grip on party

President Donald Trump's political operation will subsume much of the Republican Party's apparatus ahead of 2020's presidential election, party sources tell CNN, merging his already up and running re-election campaign with the Republican National Committee.

Tue, 18 Dec 2018 17:16:38 GMT

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez led with percentage of small dollar donors in 2018

Small-dollar donors were key to the Democrats' success in House races in 2018, and no one benefited more than Rep.-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who pulled off one of the biggest surprises of the midterm cycle with her upset primary victory over Joe Crowley in New York.

Tue, 18 Dec 2018 16:21:06 GMT

Roger Stone apologizes, retracts false statements made on Infowars

Longtime Donald Trump associate Roger Stone settled a defamation lawsuit on Monday, admitting and apologizing for making false statements about a Chinese businessman on the right-wing conspiracy website Infowars.

Tue, 18 Dec 2018 16:23:04 GMT

Shutdown fears, and a wait-and-see game

A partial government shutdown is four days away, and there is no plan to stop it.

Tue, 18 Dec 2018 16:50:15 GMT

Comey's warning to Trump

He may be an imperfect messenger, but James Comey's warning is still chilling.

Tue, 18 Dec 2018 16:44:12 GMT

Martha McSally appointed to John McCain's Senate seat

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey is appointing Republican Rep. Martha McSally to the Senate, Ducey said in a statement Tuesday.

Tue, 18 Dec 2018 17:52:20 GMT

Trump administration officially bans bump stocks

The Trump administration is officially banning bump-fire stocks, senior Justice Department officials told CNN Tuesday.

Tue, 18 Dec 2018 16:29:06 GMT

Former business associate of Michael Flynn pleaded not guilty

A former business associate of ex-Trump national security adviser Michael Flynn who was indicted by the Justice Department on charges of trying to influence American politicians to seek the extradition of a Turkish cleric pleaded not guilty on Tuesday.

Tue, 18 Dec 2018 16:02:43 GMT

Trump orders creation of US Space Command

President Donald Trump ordered the creation of "Space Command" on Tuesday, the precursor to creating a US Space Force.

Tue, 18 Dec 2018 17:14:28 GMT

Parents of soldier charged with murder support Trump's review of case

The parents of Army Maj. Matt Golsteyn, a Special Forces soldier charged with pre-meditated murder in Afghanistan, said Tuesday they support President Donald Trump's review of their son's case, despite the unusual nature of the President's involvement.

Tue, 18 Dec 2018 14:50:22 GMT

What 2018 looked like for the Mueller investigation

The Point: Giuliani's truly remarkable answer on Trump's lying

Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani spent his Sunday "defending" Donald Trump and "advocating" for the President's innocence as it relates to the ongoing investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election.

Mon, 17 Dec 2018 20:12:40 GMT

What's really driving the GOP's about-face on Donald Trump

Less than two years ago, Mick Mulvaney repeatedly attacked then candidate Donald Trump as a "terrible human being" whose actions before running for president would disqualify him for office in an "ordinary universe."

Tue, 18 Dec 2018 19:02:35 GMT

Trump keeps everyone guessing over shutdown

President Donald Trump was scheduled to meet with the head of his legislative team Friday afternoon as lawmakers and aides alike remain in the dark about his thinking heading into a possible partial shutdown next week.

Fri, 14 Dec 2018 20:37:31 GMT

Trump dismisses Russia contacts as 'peanut stuff' after previous denials

President Donald Trump tried to brush off a question in a recent interview about his associates' interactions with Russians ahead of and during his presidential campaign by saying it was just "peanut stuff," despite his earlier blanket denials of any such interactions.

Wed, 12 Dec 2018 22:21:55 GMT

Trump is doubling down on his strategy that cost the GOP the House

With his threat to shut down the federal government unless he receives funding for his border wall, President Donald Trump is employing a tactic that is unpopular to advance a goal that may be even more unpopular.

Tue, 18 Dec 2018 11:47:50 GMT

Trump's future chief of staff calls him 'terrible human being' in video from 2016

President Donald Trump's budget director and soon-to-be acting chief of staff, Mick Mulvaney, called Trump "a terrible human being" during a campaign debate in 2016.

Mon, 17 Dec 2018 02:24:49 GMT

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Judicial panel dismisses misconduct complaints against Brett Kavanaugh

A panel of federal judges dismissed ethics complaints against Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh Tuesday because they were filed under a federal law that does not apply to justices on the nation's highest court.
Tue, 18 Dec 2018 21:55:13 GMT

Congressional leaders huddle for shutdown solution, as White House looks for way over wall impasse

Congressional leaders resumed negotiations Tuesday to avert a partial government shutdown at the end of the week, as the White House indicated it was looking for alternative ways to fund President Trump’s signature campaign promise of a border wall without a government funding lapse.
Tue, 18 Dec 2018 20:52:55 GMT

Who is Emmet Sullivan? 5 things to know about judge in Michael Flynn case

Judge Emmet Sullivan was at the heart of Michael Flynn’s dramatic sentencing hearing Tuesday, once again delaying it.
Tue, 18 Dec 2018 20:49:18 GMT

House GOP releases transcript of explosive closed-door Comey questioning

House Republicans on Tuesday released a transcript of their explosive closed-door session a day earlier with fired FBI Director James Comey, who'd defiantly called the questioning "frustrating" and "more of the same."
Tue, 18 Dec 2018 20:37:15 GMT

Reporter shouts at Sarah Sanders after briefing: ‘Do your job, Sarah!’

A reporter shouted "do your job" at White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders on Tuesday, as she wrapped up the briefing after roughly 15 minutes at the podium. 
Tue, 18 Dec 2018 20:35:19 GMT

President Trump to attend economic forum in Switzerland

WASHINGTON-- President Donald Trump will be attending the World Economic Forum next month in Davos, Switzerland.
Tue, 18 Dec 2018 20:06:53 GMT

White House sounding less proud about shutdown

And the clock is still ticking.
Tue, 18 Dec 2018 19:59:54 GMT

Nikki Haley slams ‘hopelessly biased’ UN, in parting shot at anti-Israel sentiment

Outgoing U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley slammed the U.N. as “hopelessly biased” against Israel on Tuesday in what is likely to be her last appearance at the U.N. Security Council -- and teased the Trump administration's Middle East peace plan.
Tue, 18 Dec 2018 19:22:16 GMT

Nate Silver dismisses Russian trolls’ influence on 2016 election

FiveThirtyEight editor-in-chief Nate Silver poo-pooed the notion that Russian trolls really helped President Trump defeat Hillary Clinton in the 2016 election in a series of tweets on Monday.
Tue, 18 Dec 2018 17:44:49 GMT

President Trump and Melania, Pence family, unveil official Christmas portraits

President Trump and first lady Melania Trump’s official Christmas portrait is here.
Tue, 18 Dec 2018 17:17:40 GMT

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Mnuchin won't say whether Trump's promised middle class tax cut 'is a real thing'

In October, Trump pledged to introduce a tax cut "resolution" before the Nov. 6 midterm elections, catching Republican congressional leaders and even White House officials off guard.
Tue, 18 Dec 2018 21:53 GMT

FedEx tumbles after lowering earnings guidance for 2019, cites slowdown in global trade

FedEx dropped more than 6% on Tuesday after the company lowered its 2019 earnings guidance and reported weakness in its international business, particularly in Europe.
Tue, 18 Dec 2018 21:19 GMT

'Serious' complaints against Kavanaugh are dismissed because he was confirmed to SCOTUS

The oversight body reviewing complaints lodged against Kavanaugh said Tuesday that the allegations against the former federal appeals court judge are "serious" but that it must dismiss them without determining their merits.
Tue, 18 Dec 2018 20:55 GMT

Mueller's probe will continue well into 2019 after judge delays sentencing for Michael Flynn

The federal investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election that has consumed the first two years of President Donald Trump's term in office will not be over soon.
Tue, 18 Dec 2018 20:40 GMT

The market's year is coming down to the Fed, but investors and Trump are likely to be disappointed

The Fed may not be able to sound dovish enough to satisfy expectations—including those of President Donald Trump who wants the Fed to stop raising interest rates.
Tue, 18 Dec 2018 20:17 GMT

FedEx is having a dreadful December, but charts point to holiday relief rally ahead

FedEx is tracking for its worst month in nearly a decade. One strategist sees a technical breakout forming.
Tue, 18 Dec 2018 20:13 GMT

Hedge funds to start-ups, industry feels crypto pain

This time last year, bitcoin was cruising to $20,000. Fast forward 12 months, and bitcoin is trading around $3,300 while other cryptocurrencies have reversed course, weighing heavily on investor confidence and the industry.
Tue, 18 Dec 2018 20:07 GMT

Trump is going to Davos again – this time as he wages trade battles

President Donald Trump will attend the World Economic Forum's annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland in January, the White House announced on Tuesday.
Tue, 18 Dec 2018 19:48 GMT

Actress and director Penny Marshall dies at age 75

Penny Marshall, who starred in "Laverne & Shirley" before becoming one of the top-grossing female directors in Hollywood, has died. She was 75.
Tue, 18 Dec 2018 19:42 GMT

Top Amazon exec who was large shareholder is leaving after two-year hiatus, adding to exodus

Diego Piacentini, one of the most senior executives at Amazon who had previously led its international business, has left the company, adding to a string of executive departures over the past year.
Tue, 18 Dec 2018 19:21 GMT

You can now ask Alexa to play Apple Music on your Amazon Echo — here's how

Apple Music is now supported by the Amazon Echo. Here's how to set Apple Music up so you can ask Alexa to play tunes from your device.
Tue, 18 Dec 2018 18:57 GMT

How to clear all those old emails out of Gmail so you don't have to pay for storage

Google only gives Gmail users 15 gigabytes of free storage. Here's how to delete the thousands of emails cluttering your inbox.
Tue, 18 Dec 2018 18:37 GMT

Bernie Sanders advisor meets with potential campaign staff in early primary state South Carolina

Sanders lost the 2016 South Carolina primary by a large margin, and allies have said he would need to bolster his operations there if he wants to win this time around.
Tue, 18 Dec 2018 18:06 GMT

How Allbirds went from Silicon Valley fashion staple to a $1.4 billion sneaker start-up

Allbirds is one of the hottest shoe brands on the market. Co-founder Tim Brown thought of the idea while playing professional soccer in New Zealand.
Tue, 18 Dec 2018 17:56 GMT

Alan Greenspan has a new warning for investors: 'Run for cover'

Greenspan says in an interview it is unlikely that the current market would stabilize and then take another big leg higher.
Tue, 18 Dec 2018 17:55 GMT

Art Cashin: The stock market rebound could be even bigger if not for increasing Fed worries

Investors are "very nervous" about global growth slowing and uncertainty around the U.S. trade war with China, says Cashin.
Tue, 18 Dec 2018 17:33 GMT

Women are abused every 30 seconds on Twitter, according to a new investigation

Amnesty International and Element AI surveyed millions of tweets received by 778 journalists and politicians in 2017. Women in the study received over 1 million abusive tweets that year.
Tue, 18 Dec 2018 16:18 GMT

'The only way is down': Oil's slump could get much worse amid oversupply concerns, analysts say

Oil prices are likely to fall even further over the coming weeks, analysts told CNBC Tuesday, as a sharp sell-off in global equities combines with intensifying fears about a market that could soon to be awash with crude.
Tue, 18 Dec 2018 16:10 GMT

Trump Foundation agrees to dissolve and donate its remaining funds to charity

The New York attorney general announces that the Trump Foundation has agreed to dissolve and give away its remaining funds amid a lawsuit by the state over the charity's operations.
Tue, 18 Dec 2018 16:08 GMT

White House suggests it will back down on $5 billion border wall demand

Trump's push for the money has threatened a partial government shutdown when funding for seven agencies lapses after midnight Friday.
Tue, 18 Dec 2018 16:00 GMT

How to answer GM CEO Mary Barra's 3 favorite job interview questions

These questions test for integrity and teamwork.
Tue, 18 Dec 2018 15:32 GMT

Trump and Congress barrel toward a Christmastime government shutdown over border wall

As of Monday night, even Senate Republican leaders did not know President Donald Trump's plan to avoid a government shutdown amid an impasse over his proposed border wall.
Tue, 18 Dec 2018 15:21 GMT

Single-family home construction tumbles – and a top analyst says housing is in a correction

Real estate analyst John Burns points to higher mortgage rates, along with the surge in home prices over the last few years, as the culprit.
Tue, 18 Dec 2018 15:16 GMT

US Surgeon General Jerome Adams declares youth e-cigarette use an 'epidemic'

U.S. Surgeon General Jerome M. Adams on Tuesday declared e-cigarette use among kids an "epidemic" in the U.S. on Tuesday, pointing to companies like Juul as problematic.
Tue, 18 Dec 2018 14:50 GMT

Cannabis company Tilray shares jump as much as 22% after announcing deal with drugmaker Novartis

The marijuana company would work with Novartis' generic drug business Sandoz, and supply non-smokable and non-combustible medical cannabis products where it is legally allowed.
Tue, 18 Dec 2018 14:36 GMT

She was denied public service loan forgiveness, so she filed a lawsuit

Denied public service loan forgiveness, some borrowers want their day in court.
Tue, 18 Dec 2018 14:35 GMT

SpaceX raising $500 million, pushing valuation to $30.5 billion: Report

SpaceX is raising a $500 million round of fundraising, according to the Wall Street Journal on Tuesday.
Tue, 18 Dec 2018 14:11 GMT

Charter customers are getting millions in payments in New York's internet speed fraud case

Charter Communications was accused of failing to deliver on its claims of speedy internet service.
Tue, 18 Dec 2018 14:11 GMT

Suzy Welch: 3 signs it's time to quit your job

Heed the warning signs.
Tue, 18 Dec 2018 14:00 GMT

Saudi Arabia's new budget will boost spending and continue royal handouts — even as oil prices drop

Riyadh is set to increase spending and even as it tries to close its budget deficit in a bid to boost slow growth and shore up popular support after months of controversy, analysts believe.
Tue, 18 Dec 2018 13:53 GMT