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Friday, Jul 21, 2017 at 07:05 AM PDT

Trump Legal Team Looking to Probe Mueller Aides: Sources

Trump Legal Team Looking to Probe Mueller Aides: Sources

President Donald Trump's legal team is evaluating potential conflicts of interest among members of special counsel Robert Mueller's investigative team, three people with knowledge of the matter said Thursday....

Friday, Jul 21, 2017 at 04:30 AM PDT

Ex-Trump Aide to Be Named WH Communications Dir.: Sources

Ex-Trump Aide to Be Named WH Communications Dir.: Sources

Anthony Scaramucci, a former Trump transition team official, is expected to be named as the new White House communications director, four sources in and close to the White House told NBC News Thursday. Scaramu...

Thursday, Jul 20, 2017 at 07:11 PM PDT

CIA Director: Moscow Loves to 'Stick it to America'

CIA Director: Moscow Loves to 'Stick it to America'

CIA Director Mike Pompeo said Thursday that Russia has no plans to leave Syria and will continue to try to meddle in U.S. affairs to "stick it to America." He reiterated his belief that Russia interfered in the...

Thursday, Jul 20, 2017 at 05:44 PM PDT

Natl. Park Chief Pulled From Facebook Founder's Tour

Natl. Park Chief Pulled From Facebook Founder's Tour

President Donald Trump's Interior Department prevented Glacier National Park's superintendent from accompanying Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg on a recent park tour to save money, not to mute criticism over...

Thursday, Jul 20, 2017 at 04:11 PM PDT

US Seeks Syrian Solution, But Assad Doesn't Have to Go First

US Seeks Syrian Solution, But Assad Doesn't Have to Go First

The U.S. is seeking a political resolution to the crisis in Syria and won't insist on Syrian President Bashar Assad's immediate ouster, President Donald Trump's homeland and counterterrorism adviser said...

Thursday, Jul 20, 2017 at 01:29 PM PDT

Trump's Envoy Picks Hesitate on Question of Russian Meddling

Trump's Envoy Picks Hesitate on Question of Russian Meddling

Several of President Donald Trump's nominees for key ambassador posts declined Thursday to say unequivocally whether Russia sought to interfere in the 2016 presidential election.

Thursday, Jul 20, 2017 at 12:25 PM PDT

GOP Health Bill Adds 22 Million Uninsured: Budget Office

GOP Health Bill Adds 22 Million Uninsured: Budget Office

A revised Republican health care bill would drive up the number of uninsured Americans by 22 million by 2026, the Congressional Budget Office estimated Thursday in a report unlikely to help GOP leaders persuade...

Thursday, Jul 20, 2017 at 02:12 PM PDT

McCain Says 'I'll Be Back Soon' After Cancer Diagnosis

McCain Says 'I'll Be Back Soon' After Cancer Diagnosis

Battling brain cancer, John McCain on Thursday vowed to return to the Senate, leveling fresh criticism at the Trump administration and aiming a good-natured dig at Republican and Democratic colleagues shaken by...

Thursday, Jul 20, 2017 at 08:34 AM PDT

Senate Judiciary Committee Approves FBI Director Nomination

Senate Judiciary Committee Approves FBI Director Nomination

The Senate Judiciary Committee has approved the nomination of President Donald Trump's pick to head the FBI. Christopher Wray's nomination will now move to the Senate floor. The former Justice Department...

Thursday, Jul 20, 2017 at 04:16 PM PDT

Exxon Fined $2M for Tillerson-Era Breach of Russia Sanctions

Exxon Fined $2M for Tillerson-Era Breach of Russia Sanctions

Exxon Mobil Corp. must pay a $2 million fine for showing "reckless disregard" for U.S. sanctions on Russia while Secretary of State Rex Tillerson was the oil giant's CEO, the Treasury Department said Thursday....

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