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The Note: Sessions recuses himself on Trump-Russia probes
TRUMP’S FIRST 100 DAYS with RICK KLEIN and SHUSHANNAH WALSHE Day No. 43 THE BIG STORY: “Repeal and replace” gave way to “recuse and resign.” “Witch hunt” declared President Trump – a sentiment quickly echoed by, yes, the Russians. The halting, contradictory, often inexplicable handling of Russia
Trump budget cuts would hit UN, international agencies hard
The United Nations and dozens of its affiliated agencies are facing deep funding cuts and possibly an end to U.S. contributions, as the Trump administration seeks to save billions of dollars in diplomacy and development assistance spending
Trump budget slashes agency money to boost defense spending
President Donald Trump is unveiling a $1.15 trillion budget, a far-reaching overhaul of federal government spending that slashes billions at a dozen departments to finance a significant increase in the military and a U.S.-Mexico border wall
Doctors describe horrific conditions in war-torn Syria
Doctors who risked their lives working in Syrian hospitals described horrific conditions in the war-torn country and pleaded with U.S. lawmakers to protect and save millions of people from an escalating humanitarian crisis
Sen. Claire McCaskill criticizes Sessions for denying Russia meetings but fails to mention her own
Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo) criticized Attorney General Jeff Sessions today for failing to disclose meetings he held with the Russian ambassador to the United States, but omitted the fact that she had met with the same official twice in recent years, despite insisting otherwise in a statement.
Top Senate Democrat Chuck Schumer wants Sessions to resign for the 'good of the country'
Sen. Chuck Schumer today joined several Democratic lawmakers in calling for Attorney General Jeff Sessions ' resignation amid reports that he met with the Russian ambassador to the United States on two occasions, despite denying during his confirmation hearing that he had made contact with Russian
The Note: Trump Dodges Questions on Russia
Trump’s First 100 Days with SHUSHANNAH WALSHE Day No. 28 THE BIG STORY: Yesterday, as most days in this White House, was a day of contrasts. The president didn’t answer any questions about the biggest story: his campaign and associates having "repeated contacts with senior Russian intelligence
Trump's Comparing US to Putin's Russia Draws Bipartisan Backlash
President Donald Trump 's comment equating Russia under Vladimir Putin to the United States has drawn sharp reactions across the political spectrum, most of them negative. Trump told Fox News in an interview set to air prior to the Super Bowl on Sunday that he respects Putin. "I do respect him,"
Trump White House Preparing New Sanctions on Iran, Officials Say
Senior White House administration officials told ABC News Thursday that new sanctions on Iran are “in the works” and could come “as soon as tomorrow.” The sanctions are President Donald Trump ’s administration's response to Iran’s ballistic missile test on Sunday. Just Wednesday National Security