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Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross To Sell Remaining Stock Holdings

Facing criticism from the government’s top ethics watchdog, Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross revealed Thursday he will sell all of his remaining stock holdings. A well-known investor prior to joining President Donald Trump’s administration, Ross acknowledged making inadvertent errors in completing the divestitures required by his ethics agreement. Ross noted his ethics agreement allows him to retain some private equity holdings […]

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Twelve Russians Indicted For Hacking Aimed At Interfering In Election

Days before President Donald Trump is scheduled to meet with Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin, special counsel Robert Mueller has obtained an indictment against 12 Russian intelligence officers for crimes intended to interfere with the 2016 presidential election. Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein announced the indictment by a federal grand jury in Washington, D.C. on Friday. Rosenstein said eleven of the […]

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Senate Overwhelmingly Passes Resolution Rebuking Trump On Trade

A largely symbolic resolution pushing back on President Donald Trump’s policy of citing national security concerns to impose tariffs on U.S. allies easily cleared the Senate on Wednesday. The Senate voted 88 to 11 in favor of the resolution, with thirty-nine Republicans joining with all of the Democrats in the chamber and the Senate’s two independents to approve the measure. […]

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Pompeo visits Mexico, is urged to reunite migrant families 

Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto on Friday urged a U.S. delegation led by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to quickly reunite migrant families separated at the border Pena Nieto said in a statement he called for “a permanent alternative that prioritizes the well-being and rights of minors” Pompeo visited Mexico with Cabinet-level officials to meet with both Pena Nieto and […]

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Trump Walks Back Criticism Of May’s Proposed Brexit Plan

President Donald Trump appeared to walk back earlier criticism of British Prime Minister Theresa May’s new Brexit strategy as he appeared alongside the U.K. leader during a press conference on Friday. “I don’t know what they’re going to do, but whatever you do is okay with me. That’s your decision,” Trump told May in his opening remarks. “Whatever you’re going […]

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Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross To Sell Remaining Stock Holdings

Facing criticism from the government’s top ethics watchdog, Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross revealed Thursday he will sell all of his remaining stock holdings. A well-known investor prior to joining President Donald Trump’s administration, Ross acknowledged making inadvertent errors in completing the divestitures required by his ethics agreement. Ross noted his ethics agreement allows him to retain some private equity holdings […]

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Democratic Leaders Call Trump Criticism Of Germany An Embarrassment

Leading Democratic lawmakers have harshly criticized President Donald Trump for his comments claiming longtime U.S. ally Germany is “totally controlled by Russia.” House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., issued a joint statement Wednesday calling Trump’s remarks “an embarrassment.” “President Trump’s brazen insults and denigration of one of America’s most steadfast allies, Germany, is […]

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Special counsel Mueller charges Russian intelligence officers with hacking Democrats during election

Special counsel Robert Mueller has obtained a new indictment charging 12 Russian intelligence officers with hacking Democrats to intefere with the 2016 presidential election, and with stealing information of about 500,000 American voters, the Justice Department announced Friday. The indictment lodged by a federal grand jury in Washington, D.C., accuses the Russian spies of hacking into the Democratic National Committee […]

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