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Senate slaps new sanctions on Russia, putting Trump in corner 8:23pm EDT

WASHINGTON The U.S. Senate voted almost unanimously on Thursday to slap new sanctions on Russia, putting President Donald Trump in a tough position by forcing him to take a hard line on Moscow or veto the legislation and infuriate his own Republican Party. | Video

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U.S. lawmaker requests investigation into threat to Alaska senators over healthcare vote

WASHINGTON A leading Democratic lawmaker on Thursday said he would ask federal officials to investigate reported threats by Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke regarding Alaska energy policy to retaliate against opposition from one of the state's Republican senators to efforts to repeal Obamacare.

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Trump urged Washington to stop bank mergers in 2004 letter

WASHINGTON President Donald Trump warned the administration of George W. Bush in 2004 that big U.S. bank mergers were "totally out of control" and should be stopped as they were forcing businesses to borrow money from foreigners, according to a letter seen by Reuters.

Election 2016 6:00pm EDT
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Senators concerned Icahn is influencing regulators on AIG

WASHINGTON Two prominent U.S. Democratic senators are raising questions about President Donald Trump's special adviser, Carl Icahn, asking in a letter on Thursday if the activist investor is attempting to persuade the government to lift its "too big to fail" tag from insurer American International Group.

Election 2016 6:23pm EDT
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White House divisions on display with Scaramucci's comments

WASHINGTON The rifts inside President Donald Trump's White House were on startling display on Thursday, as his new communications director urged Trump's chief of staff to state publicly that he does not leak information to the media. | Video

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