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  • The company said it would email 677,775 people in the United States who followed, retweeted or liked content from accounts associated with the Internet Research Agency during the election. The top Democrat on the U.S. House of Representatives intelligence committee on Friday praised Twitter's move and urged technology companies to keep looking into abuse...

  • "I've never seen any single hashtag that has had this amount of activity behind it," said Bret Schafer, an analyst who helps runs the Hamilton 68 dashboard, a project with the Alliance for Securing Democracy at the German Marshall Fund. Peter King, a New York Republican, revealed a brief report produced by Republican staff dealing with Trump's wiretapping...

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 18- U.S. House Republicans said late on Thursday they had made progress toward passing a short-term extension of government funding to avert a politically embarrassing shutdown, after a day of tough negotiations and confusion when President Donald Trump offered mixed signals on the stopgap plan. The White House later said the president fully...

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 18- The acting head of the U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is requesting no new operating funds, opting instead to finance a slimmed-down budget by shrinking a reserve fund established by his predecessor at the agency that has been fiercely criticized by the financial industry. Mick Mulvaney, interim chief of the agency named by...

  • The social media company is "working to identify and inform individually" its users who saw tweets during the 2016 U.S. presidential election produced by accounts tied to the Kremlin-linked Internet Research Army, Carlos Monje, Twitter's director of public policy, told the U.S. Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee. Senator Mark Warner, the top...

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 17- Financial crime fighters at the U.S. Treasury are "aggressively" pursuing virtual currency platforms that lack strong internal safeguards against money laundering, a top official told a Senate panel on Wednesday. With more criminals using the emerging asset class to store and transmit their ill-gotten gains, Treasury's Financial Crimes...

  • WASHINGTON— A deal between President Donald Trump and Congress to protect young immigrants from deportation remained distant Tuesday, as House Republicans leaders turned their attention to building support for a backup plan: a stopgap funding bill to stave off the threat of an election-year shutdown. The focus on a budget Plan B— another temporary measure...

  • Sen. Heidi Heitkamp

    Fewer than 10 big banks in the United States would still be subject to the stricter oversight imposed by Dodd-Frank, the New York Times reports.

  • WASHINGTON— President Donald Trump's puzzling tweets about a key U.S. spying law threw the House into temporary disarray Thursday, but lawmakers ended up renewing the law— with a new restriction on when the FBI can dig into the communications of Americans swept up in foreign surveillance. The bill passed 256-164 and is now headed to the Senate.

  • LONDON, Ontario, Jan 11- Canada is talking tough with the United States, stressing its determination to push back against what it says are unfair trade practices ahead of crucial talks to revamp the tri-nation North American Free Trade Agreement. The talks start on Jan. 23, just weeks after Canada launched a wide-ranging complaint against the United States at the...

  • Democrats said Trump and Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke were being hypocritical by agreeing to a request by Florida's Republican governor to withdraw from the drilling plan, but not making the same accommodation to states with Democratic governors. Adam Schiff of California said on Twitter that his state, "like Florida, has hundreds of miles of beautiful...

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 10- Two Senate Democrats are proposing large new fines for credit reporting agencies that lose consumers' personal information in data breaches, according to a bill they introduced on Wednesday. It also would establish a new Office of Cybersecurity at the Federal Trade Commission, and charge it with monitoring cyber security at those...

  • Christopher Wray testifies before a Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearing on his nomination to be the next FBI director on Capitol Hill in Washington, July 12, 2017.

    Wray and Rosenstein were seen leaving Hart Senate Office Building from what appeared to be the Senate Intel Committee.

  • Democrats said Trump and Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke were being hypocritical by agreeing to a request by Florida's Republican governor to withdraw from the drilling plan, but not making the same accommodation to states with Democratic governors. Adam Schiff of California said on Twitter that his state, "like Florida, has hundreds of miles of beautiful...

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 9- Twitter Inc. missed a deadline on Monday to provide the U.S. Senate Intelligence committee with information about alleged Russian efforts to interfere in the 2016 U.S. election, a spokeswoman for the committee's top Democrat, Senator Mark Warner, said on Tuesday. The social media company had been asked to provide written answers to questions...

  • Robert Mueller

    Mueller may continue with his investigation into Trump's alleged ties to Russia far longer than the White House has planned.

  • OTTAWA, Dec 19- Canada may ask the World Trade Organization to intervene in the dispute over a proposed 300 percent duty on U.S. sales of Bombardier's CSeries jets, but any resolution of the trade spat could still take years, experts said on Tuesday. The case has heightened trade tensions between Canada and the United States at a time when the two countries, together...

  • Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA) speaks with CNBC's John Harwood at the Alexandrian Hotel in Alexandria, VA.

    CNBC's John Harwood speaks to Sen. Mark Warner (D-Va.) about the Republican's tax reform bill.

  • Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA) speaks with CNBC's John Harwood at the Alexandrian Hotel in Alexandria, VA.

    The Virginia Democrat spoke to CNBC's John Harwood about the Senate Intelligence Committee's probe into Russian election meddling.

  • Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA) speaks with CNBC's John Harwood at the Alexandrian Hotel in Alexandria, VA.

    The Virginia Democrat spoke to CNBC's John Harwood about the Republican plan to reform tax policy.