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White House Signals Acceptance of Russia Sanctions Bill

Sun, 23 Jul 2017 23:26:41 GMT

President Trump at Joint Base Andrews on Saturday.President Trump expressed anger at Republicans who abandoned him on the legislation and forced his hand.


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Fact Check: How Trump Got It Wrong in Saying The Times ‘Foiled’ Killing of ISIS Leader

Sun, 23 Jul 2017 16:16:55 GMT

President Trump at the commissioning ceremony for the Gerald R. Ford aircraft carrier in Norfolk, Va., on Saturday.An Army general said a leak had cost a chance to capture the head of the Islamic State. But a Pentagon announcement weeks earlier would have tipped the militant off.


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Trump Says He Has ‘Complete Power’ to Pardon

Sat, 22 Jul 2017 12:37:34 GMT

President Trump addressed the news media in the East Room of the White House on Monday. Mr. Trump suggested on Twitter that he did not see limits to his pardon power.The president also attacked the media and Hillary Clinton in a series of early-morning tweets.


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Congress Reaches Deal on Russia Sanctions, Setting Up Tough Choice for Trump

Sun, 23 Jul 2017 00:05:39 GMT

Senator Benjamin L. Cardin, Democrat of Maryland, praised a House bill that would impose new sanctions on Russia, Iran and North Korea.White House officials acknowledge that the president would all but have to sign legislation punishing Russia for its election interference.


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White House Memo: Anthony Scaramucci, New Communications Chief, Woos Trump on TV

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 01:58:34 GMT

Anthony Scaramucci on Friday during a news briefing at the White House.Mr. Scaramucci, the hedge fund investor turned message strategist, took his tailored suits and butter-smooth style on his first official TV outing on Sunday.


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U.S. Foresaw Better Return in Seizing Fannie and Freddie Profits

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 01:35:12 GMT

Fannie Mae headquarters in Washington. Fannie Mae and its fellow mortgage finance giant, Freddie Mac, were put into conservatorship during the financial crisis.Documents show that officials, citing a need to protect against losses, actually expected to generate more money for the Treasury. Shareholders say they were wronged.


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News Analysis: For Trump and Putin, Sanctions Are a Setback Both Sought to Avoid

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 00:35:14 GMT

President Trump during his meeting with President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia at the Group of 20 conference in Hamburg, Germany, this month.The expansion of American sanctions against Russia can be viewed as a result of two world leaders’ overplaying their hands.


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Small Businesses Split Over Republican Health Plans

Sun, 23 Jul 2017 23:45:40 GMT

Leah Gomberg, 48, a home stager, and her husband, David, 50, a self-employed psychologist, with their family in Maplewood, N.J. “It’s just sucking the life out of us financially,” Ms. Gomberg said of their premium.Small-business owners, some of the most vocal opponents of the Affordable Care Act, are divided over Republican plans to reverse much of the law.


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