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US announces new round of sanctions on Iran

US announces new round of sanctions on Iran

The US State and Treasury departments on Friday sanctioned 14 individuals and 17 entities linked to SPND, Iran’s organization for defense, innovation and research. “Our maximum pressure campaign on #Iran continues with today’s sanctions on targets involved in the regime’s nuclear program, including former nuclear weapons scientists. We’ll be relentless in denying Iran the ability…MORE

Special counsel Robert Mueller ends investigation

Special counsel Robert Mueller ends investigation

Robert Mueller is done. After a 22-month investigation, charges against 37 defendants, seven guilty pleas and one conviction at trial, the Justice Department announced Friday that the special counsel’s office has wrapped up its probe into Russian election interference, possible Trump campaign collusion with Moscow and obstruction of justice. A senior Justice Department official told…MORE

From Israel to Brexit to France: Trump dips into allies’ politics

From Israel to Brexit to France: Trump dips into allies’ politics

He’s trashed the British Prime Minister. He’s cheered protesters in France. And now he’s handed Israel’s embattled leader a win days before a re-election. When it comes to other countries’ domestic politics, President Donald Trump hasn’t hesitated to put his thumb on the scale. When he first met Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in the Oval…MORE

Ex-wife of former WH aide accused of abuse says he needs to admit wrongdoing

Ex-wife of former WH aide accused of abuse says he needs to admit wrongdoing

A scandal that engulfed the White House last year has drawn renewed attention after a former top aide to President Donald Trump penned an op-ed on trade and his ex-wife penned an opinion piece of her own taking issue with him being given a platform despite never having apologized for allegedly physically and verbally abusing…MORE

Is Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez good or bad for Democrats?

Is Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez good or bad for Democrats?

Freshman New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is the subject of the cover story of this week’s Time magazine. In the piece about AOC, Joel Benenson, a Democratic pollster who polled for President Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton, is quoted in the story as casting a somewhat skeptical eye about those Democrats who view AOC’s success…MORE

Donald Trump’s new, confusing closing argument against the Mueller report

Donald Trump’s new, confusing closing argument against the Mueller report

As Washington waits for word — that could come as soon as Friday — about the status of special counsel Robert Mueller’s report into Russian interference in the 2016 election, President Donald Trump is closing his PR campaign against the investigation on a new note: Who elected this guy??? Here’s Trump on that subject in…MORE

Iowa Republican Steve King slams Hurricane Katrina disaster victims

Iowa Republican Steve King slams Hurricane Katrina disaster victims

Republican Rep. Steve King, who has a lengthy history of incendiary comments related to race, favorably compared the response of his Iowan constituents, who are majority white, to recent severe flooding to the residents of New Orleans when Hurricane Katrina struck in 2005, who were majority black. Speaking at a town hall in his district…MORE

2 US troops killed on a mission in Afghanistan

2 US troops killed on a mission in Afghanistan

Two United States service members were killed in Afghanistan, according to a statement from NATO Resolute Support in Kabul. They were killed while conducting an operation Friday, the statement said. There were no further details. “The names of the service members killed in action are being withheld until 24 hours after notification of next of…MORE

Hillary Clinton is definitely not running in 2020. (Or is she?)

Hillary Clinton is definitely not running in 2020. (Or is she?)

On Monday, Hillary Clinton ruled out — once and for all — running for president for a third time in 2020. “I’m not running, but I’m going to keep on working and speaking and standing up for what I believe,” she told CNN affiliate News 12 in Westchester, New York. “I want to be sure…MORE