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Australia Halts Airstrikes In Syria After Russian Threat

The U.S. -led coalition said on Tuesday it had shot down an armed "pro-Syrian regime" drone that had been bearing down on its forces near a garrison in Syria's southeast, and a Western intelligence source identified the aircraft as Iranian.



A glance at the Senate's Iran, Russia sanctions legislation

It also imposes new sanctions in a number of categories, including those "conducting malicious cyber activity on behalf of the Russian government" and "supplying weapons to the Assad regime". It's important to note that the measure hasn't been signed into law. In other words, the Trump administration may (again) be betting that loyalty to the president - or more likely, fear of his political base - will be more important to House Republicans than the omnipresent suspicions over, and ...



WaPo Reports Special Counsel Is Investigating Jared Kushner's Business Dealings

That suggests Mueller is examining the president's own conduct, which may include whether Trump tried to obstruct justice. Special counsel Robert Mueller is probing the business dealings of Jared Kushner , President Donald Trumps son-in-law and adviser, as part of the investigation into Russias interference in the 2016 presidential election, the media reported .



Chelsea Clinton: Steve Bannon of 'fat shamed' Spicer in text

Rumors about a massive shakeup in the White House Communications team have been swirling for weeks, especially after director Mike Dubke announced his resignation in mid May. "I'm not sure if that's the role I would pick for myself", Ingraham said. At one briefing, when she was questioned why Spicer was missing, she mentioned his role was probably getting upgraded .



Sean Spicer claims he has never discussed Russian hacking with Trump

White House Communications Director Mike Dubke - a longtime Republican operative with an establishment pedigree who never quite jelled with Trump's chaotic, insurgent operation - resigned from his post last month, and Spicer has unofficially taken on some of Dubke's off-camera messaging duties.



Early returns show tight race in Georgia congressional poll

Swings like these may be enough to produce a Democrat majority in the House of Representatives at next year's election, but they do not yet signal the sort of catastrophic collapse that might impel the GOP to take action against its rogue president.