GOP, Dems agree on sweeping sanctions bill — including provision Trump opposed

Congressional Republicans and Democrats announced Saturday that they had agreed to a package of sanctions meant to punish Russia for its actions during last year’s presidential campaign, as well as Moscow’s military adventures in Ukraine and Syria.  The bill also includes stiff economic penalties against Iran and North Korea. The sanctions targeting Russia, however, have…

Anthony Scaramucci deletes tweets that could be ‘distraction’ for White House

Newly-tapped White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci acknowledged Saturday that he is deleting old tweets from his personal Twitter account that might cause a “distraction” for the White House.  “Full transparency: I’m deleting old tweets,” Scaramucci tweeted. “Past views evolved & shouldn’t be a distraction. I serve @POTUS agenda & that’s all that matters.” Scaramucci…

House committee seeks to let Veterans Affairs redirect funds

A House committee has unveiled a disputed plan to allow the Department of Veterans Affairs to shift $2 billion from other programs to cover a sudden budget shortfall that could threaten medical care for thousands of patients in the coming weeks. Friday’s proposal by the House Veterans Affairs Committee would provide a six-month funding fix…

Trump blasts Clintons, NY Times, ‘fake news’ in lengthy Twitter rant

President Trump went on a wide-ranging Twitter rant Saturday morning, bashing Hillary Clinton, “fake news,” The New York Times and other favorite targets. Trump tweeted at least eight times within a one-hour period, focusing first on a Washington Post story, based on unnamed sources, that alleged Attorney General Jeff Sessions talked to a Russian ambassador…

Trump attacks Post story on Sessions, says ‘illegal leaks’ must stop

President Trump hit back Saturday at a Washington Post story that stated Attorney General Jeff Sessions talked to a Russian ambassador during the 2016 presidential campaign about policy issues and other matters, saying the “illegal leaks” must stop. “A new INTELLIGENCE LEAK from the Amazon Washington Post,this time against A.G. Jeff Sessions.These illegal leaks, like Comey’s, must…