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The Wall Street Journal: Senate committee challenges president’s authority to order nuclear strikes

U.S. senators on Tuesday took a rare look at the decades-old presidential authority to launch a nuclear strike, posing questions at a hearing about the process President Donald Trump would follow if he were to order such an attack......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchNov 14th, 2017

The Wall Street Journal: Trump to start unwinding Obamacare with executive order today

President Trump, using his authority to accomplish some of what Republicans failed to achieve with their stalled congressional health-care overhaul, will pave the way for sweeping changes to health-insurance regulations......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchOct 12th, 2017

The Wall Street Journal: Senate panel clears one of Trump’s final cabinet nominees

President Donald Trump’s choice for labor secretary, Alexander Acosta, won approval Thursday from the committee considering his confirmation, advancing his nomination to the full Senate......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchMar 30th, 2017

Trump gives CIA new powers to conduct drone strikes

US President Donald Trump has given the Central Intelligence Agency new authority to conduct drone attacks against suspected militants, the Wall Street Journal has reported, citing Administration off........»»

Category: topSource: thehindubusinesslineMar 14th, 2017

The Wall Street Journal: Trump gives CIA new authority to direct drone strikes on terrorists

President Donald Trump has given the Central Intelligence Age.....»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchMar 13th, 2017

The Wall Street Journal: First Senate hearing set for SEC nominee Jay Clayton

Jay Clayton, a corporate lawyer tapped by President Donald Trump to head the Securities and Exchange Commission, is set to testify before the Senate Banking Committee on March 23, the committee announced late Tuesday......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchMar 7th, 2017

The Wall Street Journal: Trump likely to sign scaled-down travel ban Monday

President Donald Trump is expected to sign Monday a revised version of his executive order banning travel of people from certain nations to the U.S., scaling back a policy that prompted widespread protests and court challenges......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchMar 5th, 2017

The Wall Street Journal: White House argues restraining order against immigration ban endangers nation

The Trump administration argued the president has broad authority to decide who can and can’t enter the U.S. and that preventing him from doing so puts national security at risk, as it sought to persuade an appeals court to reinstate a travel ban......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchFeb 6th, 2017

Senate committee questions Trump"s nuclear authority

Some senators want legislation to alter the president's nuclear authority.....»»

Category: topSource: business-standardNov 15th, 2017

The Wall Street Journal: China to send envoy to North Korea after Trump’s visit to Beijing

China said it would send a special envoy to North Korea, according to the official Xinhua News Agency, days after U.S. President Donald Trump pushed for more action from Beijing to pressure Pyongyang over its nuclear program......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchNov 15th, 2017

The Wall Street Journal: Confirmation hearing for Fed nominee Jerome Powell set for Nov. 28

The Senate Banking Committee will meet Nov. 28 to consider the nomination of Federal Reserve Governor Jerome Powell to be the next central bank chairman, the panel announced Wednesday......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchNov 8th, 2017

The Wall Street Journal: Homeland Security nominee: ‘Dreamers’ won’t be targeted, border wall unnecessary

President Donald Trump’s nominee to lead the Department of Homeland Security offered a degree of assurance to Senate Democrats critical of the administration’s tough immigration enforcement agenda during a confirmation hearing Wednesday......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchNov 8th, 2017

The Wall Street Journal: Senate panel approved subpoena to force ex-Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer to testify on hack

A Senate committee moved last month to force former Yahoo Chief Executive Marissa Mayer to testify in a hearing Wednesday about corporate data breaches, after she initially declined lawmakers’ invitation......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchNov 7th, 2017

The Wall Street Journal: B-1 bombers skirt North Korea, which accuses U.S. of ‘seeking to ignite a nuclear war’

Two U.S. B-1B bombers flew near North Korea on Thursday, alongside Japanese and South Korean jet fighters, provoking anger from Pyongyang ahead of President Donald Trump’s closely watched trip to Asia......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchNov 2nd, 2017

The Wall Street Journal: Senate votes to roll back Obama-era rule allowing consumers to join forces to sue banks and credit-card companies

With Vice President Mike Pence breaking a Senate tie, Congress on Tuesday overturned a rule by an Obama-appointed financial regulator that would have made it easier for consumers to sue banks in groups......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchOct 24th, 2017

The Wall Street Journal: China’s Xi hails ‘new era’ amid bid to consolidate power

Chinese President Xi Jinping is set to emerge from a Communist Party congress that starts Wednesday with all of the allies and authority he needs to monopolize decision making for the next five years......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchOct 17th, 2017

The Wall Street Journal: Nikki Haley backs Trump’s opposition to Iran nuclear deal

U.S. officials defended President Donald Trump’s refusal to certify the 2015 Iran nuclear agreement, saying the country threatens global stability even while technically complying with the accord itself......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchOct 15th, 2017

The Wall Street Journal: Trump won’t certify Iran nuclear deal

President Donald Trump will announce on Friday that he won’t certify that Iran is complying with the 2015 nuclear agreement and will ask Congress to set trigger points that would reinstate sanctions on Tehran, according to senior officials......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchOct 13th, 2017

The Wall Street Journal: North Korea’s leader refers to nuclear program as ‘treasured sword’

Kim Jong Un, speaking to the powerful Central Committee of the ruling Workers’ Party hours before Trump’s Twitter remarks, called his nuclear weapons a “powerful deterrent” protecting peace on the Korean Peninsula......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchOct 9th, 2017

The Wall Street Journal: Trump could split health-insurance market with upcoming executive order

President Donald Trump’s executive order on health insurance, the most significant step so far to put his stamp on health policy, is designed to give more options to healthy consumers. It also could divide the insurance market in two......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchOct 8th, 2017

The Wall Street Journal: Trump expected to take steps to undo Iran nuclear deal

President Donald Trump is expected to refuse to certify that Tehran is complying with the 2015 international nuclear agreement, as part of a broader policy change on Iran to be set out as early as next week, people familiar with the deliberations said......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchOct 5th, 2017