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Mnuchin updates Congress on Currency and Tax Returns

Appearing before the House Financial Services Committee on Wednesday, May 21, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin reported his department’s progress with an on-going U.S. currency redesign—clarified that the priority was to address the issue of counterfeiting ...

Devos becoming a favorite foe for Democrats on 2020 trail

Devos becoming a favorite foe for Democrats on 2020 trail

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos is becoming a lightning rod for Democrats on the 2020 campaign trail. Several candidates have taken jabs at DeVos at recent campaign events as they try to energize voters and curry favor ...

Democratic pledges against big money come with an asterisk

Democratic pledges against big money come with an asterisk

WASHINGTON—Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) wants to crack down on outside groups that do political spending, though one is allied with his presidential campaign. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) has vowed no untraceable “dark money” will help her White ...

Liberal groups want 2020 Dems to back Pentagon spending cuts

Liberal groups want 2020 Dems to back Pentagon spending cuts

Nearly two dozen progressive groups are launching a new push to persuade Democratic presidential candidates to support dramatic spending cuts at the Pentagon. The liberal groups are writing Thursday to all candidates in the crowded 2020 ...

Trump denies ‘tantrum’ in meeting with Pelosi

Trump denies ‘tantrum’ in meeting with Pelosi

President Trump went to Twitter on Wednesday night to deny House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) characterization of his exit earlier in the day from a meeting with Democratic leaders. “In a letter to her House colleagues, ...

Warren campaign releases bankruptcy cases she assisted in

Warren campaign releases bankruptcy cases she assisted in

Elizabeth Warren's presidential campaign has released information on dozens of court cases in which the former law professor-turned-Democratic senator served as counsel, expert witness or mediator or otherwise assisted parties in reaching bankruptcy settlements. The Warren ...

US Senate panel passes bill to deal with Venezuelan crisis

US Senate panel passes bill to deal with Venezuelan crisis

A U.S. Senate committee approved a bipartisan bill Wednesday that seeks to accelerate planning at international financial institutions for Venezuela's reconstruction. The measure adopt also would authorize $400 million in new humanitarian assistance and formally recognize ...