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Trump travel ban: US issues new visa criteria for 6 Muslim nations

WASHINGTON –  The Trump administration has set new criteria for visa applicants from six mainly Muslim nations and all refugees that require a “close” family or business tie to the United States. The move comes after the Supreme Court partially restored President Donald Trump’s executive order that was widely criticized as a ban on Muslims.…

Senate intelligence panel to get Comey memos, top Democrat says

The Senate intelligence committee will receive former FBI Director James Comey’s memos of his conversations with President Trump as part of its investigation into Russian actions during the 2016 election, the committee’s top Democrat told reporters Wednesday. “We have a commitment to get appropriate access to the Comey memos,” said Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va. “I’m…

FBI ‘reopening’ probe of DoD-funded school with suspected Chinese military ties, rep says

The FBI is “reopening” its probe of a taxpayer-funded online school for military servicemembers after a six-month Fox News investigation exposed its alleged Chinese military ties, according to a senior Republican lawmaker.  “They’ve told us they’re looking more seriously at it, that they’re quote, unquote, reopening that investigation, and I hope to get some answers,”…

Trump travel ban to go into effect: Timeline of a legal journey

A federal appeals court on Thursday upheld a lower court ruling that blocked President Trump’s executive order banning travel from six Muslim-majority countries. The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals is the first appeals court to rule on the administration’s revised travel ban. A federal judge in Hawaii has also halted the ban, and the…

Trump, NYT reporter duel on Twitter over health care claims

President Trump tangled on Twitter Wednesday morning with a New York Times reporter who knocked his performance in health care negotiations, marking the latest escalation in the conflict between the administration and the media. The exchange came a day after Trump’s tweet-storm attacking CNN for a story the network was ultimately forced to retract –…

19th ObamaCare co-op folds, leaving only 4 operating in 2018

Minuteman Health of Massachusetts and New Hampshire announced it is withdrawing from the Affordable Care Act exchanges in 2018, leaving only four co-ops in operation. The co-op will stop writing business on January 1 and organize a new company, Minuteman Insurance Company, instead. The company cited issues with Obamacare’s risk-adjustment program, which is the program that shifts…

Trump adviser Scaramucci joins Export-Import Bank

Wall Street financier Anthony Scaramucci, who served as an economic adviser to President Donald Trump during his campaign, has been named senior vice president and chief strategy officer for the U.S. Export-Import Bank, a source with direct knowledge of the appointment told Fox News. Scaramucci, whose appointment became effective June 19, is also being considered…