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Trade deals remain elusive for Trump

President Donald Trump is approaching the end of another year without closing on either of the two big trade priorities he campaigned on in 2016 -- a comprehensive deal with China and a renegotiated North American Free Trade Agreement.

Key events in Trump's China trade talks

After meeting for dinner in December 2018 on the sidelines of a major international summit in Argentina, President Donald Trump and Chinese leader Xi Jinping raised the prospect of an imminent deal to end their tit-for-tat trade war.

Trump and Mnuchin ramp up threats of sanctioning Turkey

President Donald Trump and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin on Sunday ramped up their threats to sanction Turkey, responding to growing criticism over the fallout from the country's military offensive in northern Syria following Trump's decision to withdraw US forces from the area.

Mnuchin appears to surprise Trump on China visit

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin appeared to surprise President Donald Trump on Monday when he disclosed the United States had asked a Chinese trade delegation to cancel its trip to Montana and Nebraska to visit American farmers last week.

Trump says he has 'no intention' of meeting with Iran at UN

President Donald Trump said Sunday he does not intend to meet with Iran at the upcoming UN General Assembly, days after Iran denied involvement in an attack on Saudi oil facilities and the US announced new sanctions against the longtime US foe.

US Treasury considering 50-year bond

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin on Thursday floated the idea of the US government issuing an ultra-long government bond next year, if there's demand.

Mnuchin says Amazon has 'destroyed' retail

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said he supports the Justice Department's formal antitrust review of the country's largest tech companies, particularly Amazon, which he said has ruined retail.

GOP senators confront deal that punts hard choices on spending

Republican senators -- some of whom have made fiscal responsibility a cornerstone of their campaigns and focus in Washington -- are shrugging at a two-year deal that raises the debt ceiling, thwarts a debt default and cements top-level spending numbers that exceed what they themselves would have agreed to.

WaPo: Budget deal nears, would require Trump's approval

The Washington Post reports negotiators are nearing a federal budget deal that would include few—if any—immediate spending cuts, and would lift the debt limit for two years, kicking the can down the road and past the next presidential election.

Debt ceiling fight: No deal yet

All eyes are on House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and those telephone calls with Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and the bottom line is simple: every day there is less time and getting a deal locked in becomes more essential.

Hill leaders no closer to deal ahead of spending deadline

Congressional negotiators are only months away from a spending deadline when the government runs out of money and the Treasury Department loses their ability to pay down the country's debt, but after a high-stakes meeting Wednesday, members say they are no closer to a deal.

The law is clear: Congress should get Trump's tax returns

The power of Congress to investigate and obtain documents to carry out its legislative powers and oversight of the executive branch is well established. The Supreme Court has long recognized that Congress' authority to obtain information necessary to conduct oversight and investigations is necessarily broad. In 1975, Chief Justice Warren Burger, reaffirmed that "'the scope of [Congress's] power of inquiry . . . is as penetrating and far-reaching as the potential power to enact and appropriate...