Russian official threatens retaliation over U.S. sanctions

By Sarah N. Lynch WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A top Russian diplomat on Sunday lambasted the United States Congress for voting to sanction Russia, and warned of retaliation by Moscow. Speaking on ABC’s “This Week,” Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov referred to a bill passed by Congress on Thursday to sanction his country as “weird and unacceptable,” and said it was “the last straw.” “If the U.S. side decides to …

Price: 'Our Job Is to Follow the Law' Including Obamacare

Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price tells Chuck Todd that the White House must follow the current health rules as written, unless Congress passes a new law.

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Trump hasn’t ruled out raising the national debt to cut taxes

WASHINGTON — President Trump may be considering a tax-cut plan that could rankle Republican congressional leadership. While both House Speaker Paul Ryan and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell have pushed for deficit-neutral tax cuts, a senior White House official told Yahoo News the president could consider a plan that might add to the national debt. The official cautioned that Trump hasn’t settled on a strategy for tax cuts and said …

Oklahoma man kills three suspected burglars with AR-15 rifle

The three had forced their way into the house near the Tulsa suburb of Broken Arrow on Monday when the homeowner’s son opened fire with an AR-15 military-style rifle, Deputy Nick Mahoney, spokesman for the Wagoner County Sheriff’s Office, said by telephone. The male intruders were wearing all-black clothing, masks and gloves, while one was armed with a knife and another had brass knuckles, according to authorities.

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Democrats pile on Nunes as intrigue swirls around House Russia probe

House intelligence committee Chairman Rep. Devin Nunes, R-Calif., is resisting growing calls for him to step aside over the revelation he had gone to the White House grounds to receive classified information related to committee’s investigation into Russian interference in last year’s election. “We’ve been investigating Russia for many, many years,� he said.

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