Fragile economy stays Putin's hand in standoff with U.S.

/ | Aug 2, 2017

Fragile economy stays Putin's hand in standoff with U.S.

Russian President Vladimir Putin is unlikely to risk escalating tit-for-tat sanctions with Washington because the only measures that would hurt the United States would also endanger Russia's fragile economic recovery. After U.S. lawmakers backed a new round of economic sanctions on Moscow, Russia last week ...

Senate Republicans begin abandoning Trump

/ | Aug 2, 2017

Senate Republicans begin abandoning Trump

Step by step, Senate Republicans are turning their backs on President Donald Trump. They defeated an "Obamacare" repeal bill despite Trump's pleas and are ignoring his demands that they get back to work on it. They dissed the White House budget director, defended the attorney ...

House conservative calls for special counsel's resignation

/ Aug 1, 2017

House conservative calls for special counsel's resignation

A conservative House Republican is calling on special counsel Robert Mueller to resign, citing what he says is a conflict of interest because of Mueller's "close friendship" with fired FBI Director James Comey. The argument from Arizona Rep. Trent Franks, a member of the Judiciary ...

Trump-Putin honeymoon may be over

/ | Jul 29, 2017

Trump-Putin honeymoon may be over

Russian President Vladimir Putin tossed President-elect Donald Trump a bouquet in December when he chose not to retaliate for the U.S. expulsion of Russian diplomats and the seizure of Russian diplomatic compounds. The honeymoon is over. A tit-for-tat decision by Russia on Friday to expel hundreds ...

Trump speaks to advisers about firing 'beleaguered' Sessions

/ Jul 25, 2017

Trump speaks to advisers about firing 'beleaguered' Sessions

U.S. President Donald Trump has spoken with advisers about firing Attorney General Jeff Sessions, as he continues to rage against Sessions' decision to recuse himself from all matters related to the Russia investigation. The president's anger again bubbled into public view Monday as he referred ...