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Sarah Huckabee Sanders rips CNN, media at heated briefing – Fox News

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

The feud between the Trump White House and CNN reached a fever pitch Tuesday during a feisty press briefing where Deputy Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders slammed “fake news” and said Americans “deserve something better.” Sanders conducted the first televised briefing in a week, following complaints from the press corps that too many are being held off-camera. She took the podium in place of Press Secretary Sean Spicer, who…

A Time magazine with Trump on the cover hangs in his golf clubs. It’s fake. – Washington Post

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

This article has been updated. The framed copy of Time magazine was hung up in at least five of President Trump’s clubs, from South Florida to Scotland. Filling the entire cover was a photo of Donald Trump. “Donald Trump: The ‘Apprentice’ is a television smash!” the big headline said. Above the Time nameplate, there was another headline in all caps: “TRUMP IS HITTING ON ALL FRONTS . . . EVEN TV!” This…

Cyber attack sweeps globe, researchers see ‘WannaCry’ link – Reuters

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

MOSCOW/KIEV/WASHINGTON A major global cyber attack on Tuesday disrupted computers at Russia’s biggest oil company, Ukrainian banks and multinational firms with a virus similar to the ransomware that last month infected more than 300,000 computers. The rapidly spreading cyber extortion campaign underscored growing concerns that businesses have failed to secure their networks from increasingly aggressive hackers, who have shown they are capable of shutting down critical infrastructure and crippling corporate…

3 Chicago police officers indicted in Laquan McDonald case – Washington Post

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

CHICAGO — Three Chicago police officers were indicted Tuesday on felony charges that they conspired to cover up the actions of a white police officer who shot and killed 17-year-old Laquan McDonald, saying the officers lied when they alleged the black teenager “aggressively” swung a knife at officers and attempted to get up from the ground still armed after he was shot. The indictment alleges that one current and two…

Senate Health Bill in Peril as CBO Predicts 22 Million More Uninsured – New York Times

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

But the budget office put Republicans in an untenable position. It found that next year, 15 million more people would be uninsured compared with current law. Premiums and out-of-pocket expenses could shoot skyward for some low-income people and for people nearing retirement, it said. Advertisement Continue reading the main story The legislation would decrease federal deficits by a total of $321 billion over a decade, the budget office said. Mr….

Redstone Arsenal: Lockdown lifted, ‘potential active shooter’ incident under investigation – AL.com

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Live updates: 1:57 p.m. Heavy traffic in and out of the arsenal. Access to Sparkman Building remains limited with ongoing situation at facility. 1:31 p.m. Arsenal officials have not confirmed if tomorrow’s scheduled live shooter drill will continue as planned. 1:15 p.m. – Statement from Redstone: “This morning, a potential active shooter incident occurred at Redstone Arsenal, in the Sparkman Center. The installation was in lock-down mode with all gates…

Retracted CNN story a boon for president at war with media – ABC News

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

For a president seemingly at perpetual war with “fake news,” the resignation of three CNN journalists over a retracted story about a Donald Trump Russian connection is a gift from the political gods at a time the struggling effort to repeal Obamacare dominates the headlines. Trump quickly took advantage with a series of tweets on Tuesday, and conservative provocateur James O’Keefe piled on by releasing a video with a CNN…

New Cyberattack Spreads in Europe, Russia and US – New York Times

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

“We are urgently responding to reports of another major ransomware attack on businesses in Europe,” Rob Wainwright, executive director of Europol, Europe’s police agency, said on Twitter. Advertisement Continue reading the main story Computer experts were calling the virus Petya, and said that it was similar to the WannaCry attack, which spread quickly across much of Asia and Europe. Others cautioned, however, that it could be yet another type of…

US Has Seen Chemical Weapons Activity in Syria, Pentagon Says – New York Times

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

A White House official said on Tuesday that relevant agencies, including the Pentagon, the State Department, the C.I.A. and the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, had been involved in issuing the statement. Advertisement Continue reading the main story A defense official said that Defense Secretary Jim Mattis was aware of the movements at Al Shayrat and that the White House statement was coming. The situation “was very fast-moving,”…

Trump’s new foil: a silent Barack Obama – CNN

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

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The Finance 202: As health-care bill teeters, GOP donors eye a tax rewrite on deck – Washington Post

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

THE TICKER Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.). (AP/J. Scott Applewhite) Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell knows a lengthy process sours public support for a major legislative undertaking. People don’t like to watch the ugly horse-trading necessary to build consensus in Congress. The longer lawmakers engage in it, the more they postpone the public marketing campaign that follows. The Kentucky Republican harnessed that principle eight years ago, marshaling his then-meager minority in…

Supreme Court allows part of Trump travel ban to take effect, and will consider full order this fall – Los Angeles Times

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

The Kremlin is calling “unacceptable” a White House warning to Syria’s government that it would pay a “heavy price” if it carries out another poison gas attack against its own people. Dmitry Peskov, spokesman for Russian President Vladimir Putin, also declared Tuesday that there is no indication that a chemical weapons strike is in the works. The White House said late Monday night that activity had been detected similar to…

White House says Syria’s Assad preparing another chemical attack, warns of ‘heavy’ penalty – Washington Post

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

A man carries one of the symbolic coffins with pictures of Syrian victims and inscriptions which translates as “killer Assad” and “killer Putin” set up during a protest against Russia for its alleged role in a chemical attack in the Syrian province of Idlib, on April 7 in Ankara. (Adem Altan/AFP/Getty Images) The White House issued an ominous warning to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad on Monday night, pledging that his…

Trump takes another swipe at CNN following resignations – Washington Post

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

NEW YORK — President Donald Trump used the resignations of three CNN journalists involved in a retracted Russia-related story to resume his attack on the network’s credibility Tuesday. The story was about a supposed investigation into a pre-inaugural meeting between a Trump associate and the head of a Russian investment fund. CNN accepted the journalists’ resignations Monday. Trump wrote in a Tuesday morning tweet, “Wow, CNN had to retract big…

Syria Will ‘Pay a Heavy Price’ for Another Chemical Attack, White House Says – New York Times

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

While the White House’s motivation in releasing the highly unusual statement is uncertain, it is possible that Mr. Trump or his advisers decided a public warning to Mr. Assad might deter another chemical strike. Advertisement Continue reading the main story Any intelligence gathered by the United States or its allies — notably Israel, which keeps a robust watch on unconventional weapons in the Middle East — would by nature be…

Senate Health Bill Reels as CBO Predicts 22 Million More Uninsured – New York Times

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

But the budget office put Republicans in an untenable position. It found that next year, 15 million more people would be uninsured compared with current law. Premiums and out-of-pocket expenses could shoot skyward for some low-income people and for people nearing retirement, it said. Advertisement Continue reading the main story The legislation would decrease federal deficits by a total of $321 billion over a decade, the budget office said. Mr….

Syria Will ‘Pay a Heavy Price’ for Another Chemical Attack, White House Says – New York Times

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

While the White House’s motivation in releasing the highly unusual statement is uncertain, it is possible that Mr. Trump or his advisers decided a public warning to Mr. Assad might deter another chemical strike. Advertisement Continue reading the main story Any intelligence gathered by the United States or its allies — notably Israel, which keeps a robust watch on unconventional weapons in the Middle East — would by nature be…

Supreme Court allows limited version of Trump’s travel ban to take effect and will consider case in fall – Washington Post

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

The Supreme Court on Monday permitted a scaled-back version of President Trump’s ban on travelers from six mostly Muslim countries to take effect, deciding to hear the merits of the case in the fall but allowing Trump for now to claim a victory in the legal showdown. The court’s unsigned order delivered a compromise neither side had asked for: It said the government may not bar those with a “bona…

CNN accepts resignations of 3 involved in retracted story – Washington Post

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

NEW YORK — CNN accepted the resignations Monday of three journalists involved in a retracted story about a supposed investigation into a pre-inaugural meeting between an associate of President Donald Trump and the head of a Russian investment fund. The story was posted on the network’s website on Thursday and was removed, with all links disabled, Friday night. CNN immediately apologized to Anthony Scaramucci, the Trump transition team member who…

Trump Meets India’s Leader, a Fellow Nationalist Battling China for His Favor – New York Times

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Mr. Modi returned the favor, praising Mr. Trump’s “vast and successful” business experience, which he predicted would galvanize relations between the United States and India. He also invited Mr. Trump’s daughter Ivanka to a conference of entrepreneurs in India. Advertisement Continue reading the main story Yet the mutual admiration masked a more complicated dynamic between India and the United States. While ties between the two have grown steadily closer over…