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Trump Scraps New Sanctions Against Russia, Overruling Advisers

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The administration reversed course a day after announcing that it would penalize Russian companies for facilitating Syria's chemical weapons program.
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Trump on New Russia Sanctions: Not So Fast

Trump on New Russia Sanctions: Not So Fast

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A day after Nikki Haley announced that the US would be hitting Russia with new sanctions due to the suspected Syria chemical attack, President Trump is walking back her comments. Haley, the US ambassador to the UN, said on Face the Nation that any Russian companies linked to equipment used...
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White House Says Russia Sanctions Still Under Consideration

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The White House scrambled Monday to walk back U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley's weekend announcement that new economic sanctions against Russia are imminent , but stressed the penalties are still being considered.
Haley created a firestorm Sunday when she said the new sanctions would be imposed by the Treasury Department on Monday, when, in fact, no such announcement was planned, according to two officials familiar with the matter.
In a statement, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders tried to clarify the situation, but her explanation created more confusion and led to suggestions...
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Trump put the brakes on new Russian sanctions, reversing Haley's announcement

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President walks back U.N. ambassador's assertion.
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One of Michael Cohen's business partners - known as 'the Taxi King' - just...

One of Michael Cohen's business partners - known as 'the Taxi King' - just reportedly agreed to cooperate with the government

One of Michael Cohen's business partners is now cooperating with the government, The New York Times reported. That could increase the likelihood of Cohen's cooperation, The... Read more ...

Stormy Daniels lawyer Michael Avenatti's law firm slapped with $10 million...

Stormy Daniels lawyer Michael Avenatti's law firm slapped with $10 million judgment in dispute

Stormy Daniels' attorney, Michael Avenatti, blasted The Los Angeles Times for writing about a $10 million judgment against his law firm. Avenatti called the story "nonsense... Read more ...

A bipartisan group of senators warn Trump not to blow it in trade...

A bipartisan group of senators warn Trump not to blow it in trade negotiations with China

A bipartisan group of senators - 14 Republicans, 12 Democrats, and a Democrat-leaning independent - sent a letter to top Trump officials about current trade negotiations with... Read more ...

Congress Does Wall Street A Favor As Banks Post Record Profits

Congress Does Wall Street A Favor As Banks Post Record Profits

Lawmakers have passed a bill to roll back regulations adopted after the 2008 financial crisis. Read more ...

Marc Benioff's unusually patriotic fashion statement at a big Salesforce...

Marc Benioff's unusually patriotic fashion statement at a big Salesforce event is raising eyebrows

Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff made an interesting fashion statement on Tuesday at the opening event for Salesforce Tower. Benioff, historically not one for accessories, wore an... Read more ...

Trump's troubled Syria policy is getting unexpected help from Putin

Trump's troubled Syria policy is getting unexpected help from Putin

President Donald Trump may have a chance to pull the US out of Syria now that Russian President Vladimir Putin has called on Iran to move out its forces as well. Trump has long... Read more ...

White House Sinkhole Probably Metaphor For Something

White House Sinkhole Probably Metaphor For Something

One person wondered if the hole was Melania's escape tunnel. Read more ...

Federal Court Sides With Transgender Teen Gavin Grimm In Bathroom Fight

Federal Court Sides With Transgender Teen Gavin Grimm In Bathroom Fight

The court denied a motion to dismiss Grimm's lawsuit against the Gloucester County School Board. Read more ...

In Victory for Trump, Congress Approves Dodd-Frank Rollback

In Victory for Trump, Congress Approves Dodd-Frank Rollback

Congress moved Tuesday to dismantle a chunk of the rules framework for banks, installed to prevent a recurrence of the 2008 financial crisis that brought millions of lost jobs... Read more ...

DHS Head Says She's Still, Somehow, Unaware Of Intel On Russia Interference...

DHS Head Says She's Still, Somehow, Unaware Of Intel On Russia Interference To Boost Trump

A publicly available 2017 assessment from the intelligence community concluded that Russia meddled in the 2016 election with a preference for Donald Trump. Read more ...