Wall Street Nears a Big Win in the Latest Revamp of Volcker Rule

In a win for Wall Street banks, the latest effort to overhaul the post-crisis Volcker Rule is moving toward a narrower and clearer definition of what types of trades are prohibited, said people familiar with the matter. Regulators appointed by President Donald Trump took a first stab last year at toning down Volcker’s trading limits, which were meant to prevent […]

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Why Spain's far-right Vox party is not like other nationalist parties in Europe

Spain’s far-right Vox party is expected to see a significant upswing in a general election on April 28 Vox’s rise ihas been attributed to a backlash against Catalan independence. Populist, nationalist parties have grown throughout Europe. Spain’s far-right Vox party is expected to see a significant upswing in a general election on April 28 — but unlike other nationalist movements […]

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Biden Enters Democratic Campaign for President as Front-Runner

Former Vice President Joe Biden announced Thursday that he is running for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination, positioning himself as the only candidate who can defeat President Donald Trump. Biden, 76, plans to frame the race as a battle for the soul of the nation, and will focus his campaign on an agenda of rebuilding and expanding the middle class […]

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Swalwell refuses to answer Trump 'Russian asset' question despite Mueller report

FILE: Rep. Eric Swalwell speaks during a news conference regarding the separation of immigrant children at the U.S. Capitol. (Alex Edelman/Getty Images) Rep. Eric Swalwell, D-Calif., on Wednesday refused to acknowledge that the Mueller Report failed to establish evidence of a criminal conspiracy between the Trump campaign and Russia and appeared to double down on his claims that President Trump puts Russia's […]

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Biden's Senate records held by his alma mater won't be released until late 2019, possibly even later

Joe Biden’s long road to a third presidential campaign The long-awaited formal announcement that former Vice President Joe Biden is running for the White House is expected Thursday; Peter Doocy reports. The public is being denied access to about 2,000 boxes of records from Joe Biden’s Senate career — information that spans more than three decades. The University of Delaware, where the […]

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White House rejects invitation for Stephen Miller to testify on Trump's hardline immigration policy

White House senior adviser Stephen Miller will not accept the House Oversight Committee’s invitation to provide his testimony regarding President Donald Trump’s immigration policy. Democratic Rep. Elijah Cummings extended an invitation for Miller to testify earlier in April. The deadline to respond to the tentative May 1 hearing was on Wednesday. In a letter acquired by CNN, White House counsel […]

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Moore, under fire from Democrats, remains Trump's Fed pick

SAN FRANCISCO/NEW YORK (Reuters) – Despite new criticism from top Democrats for comments denigrating women and the Midwest, economic commentator Stephen Moore still has the backing of U.S. President Donald Trump for a seat at the Federal Reserve Board. “Steve Moore is in,” White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow said on Fox Business Network, adding that once the vetting process […]

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