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US spy agencies may have picked up Trump communications: lawmaker

Added: 24.03.2017 9:01 | 4 views | 0 comments


Donald Trump's communications may have been swept up in intelligence gathering on suspected foreign agents, according to explosive allegations made by the Republican head of the House intelligence committee. Devin Nunes -- who worked on Trump's transition team and is now leading an investigation into possible links between that campaign team and Russia -- said Trump's communications may have been intercepted late last year. Nunes however said there was no evidence that then-president Barack Obama ordered the surveillance -- as Trump has claimed -- or that the Republican billionaire was the target.

Trump sends holiday greetings to Iranians, does not mention travel ban

Added: 24.03.2017 8:01 | 1 views | 0 comments

U.S. President Donald Trump, who has sought to ban travelers from Iran and other Muslim-majority nations from entering the United States, issued a holiday greeting on Wednesday to Iranians celebrating the New Year holiday known as Nowruz. Trump, who has also criticized the nuclear deal between Iran and western powers negotiated during President Barack Obama's administration, did not refer to the travel ban in his statement. It is an occasion to celebrate new beginnings, a sentiment that is particularly meaningful for so many Iranians who have come to our country in recent decades to make a new start in a free land," Trump said in a statement issued by the White House.

Mississippi governor joins others in backing GOP health plan

Added: 24.03.2017 7:13 | 6 views | 0 comments


JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant has joined seven other Republican governors in a letter endorsing the GOP plan to repeal and replace former President Barack Obama's health care law.
The Thursday letter to Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and House Speaker Paul Ryan was also signed by the ...

From: www.washingtontimes.com

Biden rallies Democrats against GOP health care bill

Added: 24.03.2017 5:51 | 4 views | 0 comments


Former Vice President Joe Biden rallied Democrats Wednesday against the Republican attempt to pass a health care bill that would replace former President Barack Obama’s signature legislative accomplishment. Biden had been keeping a relatively low public profile since Trump’s January inauguration. “This is not going to pass,” Biden said on the steps of the Capitol, standing in front of a large group of House Democrats.

Vermont environmental summit draws Obama climate chief

Added: 24.03.2017 5:00 | 6 views | 0 comments


MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) - Former President Barack Obama's chief climate negotiator will speak at a Vermont environmental summit.
The two-day Leahy Center Environmental Summit starts Friday. Democratic U.S. Sen. Patrick Leahy will introduce Todd Stern, the former U.S. Special Envoy for Climate Change under President Obama. Stern led the U.S. ...

Trump sends holiday greetings to Iranians, does not mention travel ban

Added: 24.03.2017 4:01 | 3 views | 0 comments

U.S. President Donald Trump, who has sought to ban travelers from Iran and other Muslim-majority nations from entering the United States, issued a holiday greeting on Wednesday to Iranians celebrating the New Year holiday known as Nowruz. Trump, who has also criticized the nuclear deal between Iran and western powers negotiated during President Barack Obama's administration, did not refer to the travel ban in his statement. It is an occasion to celebrate new beginnings, a sentiment that is particularly meaningful for so many Iranians who have come to our country in recent decades to make a new start in a free land," Trump said in a statement issued by the White House.

State Department to approve Keystone pipeline permit on Friday: sources

Added: 24.03.2017 2:48 | 14 views | 0 comments

The U.S. State Department plans to approve on Friday the permit needed to proceed with construction of the Canada-to-United States Keystone XL oil pipeline, a project blocked by former President Barack Obama, according to two government sources familiar with the process.

Barack Obama emerges to defend 7-year-old health care law

Added: 24.03.2017 1:52 | 5 views | 0 comments


Former President Barack Obama says there's nothing wrong with Obamacare that couldn't be fixed by President Trump doing a better job of managing the health care law.
Emerging Thursday from his post-presidency cocoon, on the seventh anniversary of the Affordable Care Act and the very day that Mr. Trump was ...

From: www.washingtontimes.com

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