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U.S. Political News: Senator Warren Investigation Forces Trump Administration to Reverse Tariff Exemption for U.S. Subsidiary of Sanctioned Russian Company

Administration Must Explain How Company Controlled by Putin Ally got a Tariff Exemption for Millions of Dollars in Aluminum Imports WASHINGTON, DC – United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) sent a ten-page letter to Secretary of Commerce, Wilbur Ross, seeking information on how and why Rusal America Corporation, a subsidiary of United Company RUSAL PLC … Continue reading U.S. Political News: Senator Warren Investigation Forces Trump Administration to Reverse Tariff Exemption for U.S. Subsidiary of Sanctioned Russian Company

Ohio News: Senator Rob Portman Announces Distribution of $26 Million in Federal Funding to Fight the Opioid Epidemic in Ohio

Portman Helped Secure the Opioid Funding in the 21st Century CURES Law Enacted in 2016 CINCINNATI, OH– August 9th, U.S. Senator Rob Portman (R-OH) announced the distribution of $26 million in funding through 21st Century CURES law to fight the opioid epidemic.  The Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction has distributed the $26 million … Continue reading Ohio News: Senator Rob Portman Announces Distribution of $26 Million in Federal Funding to Fight the Opioid Epidemic in Ohio

Washington News: Pelosi Sends Letter to Speaker Ryan Urging House Votes on Bipartisan Priorities of the American People

Washington, D.C. – Today, Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi sent a letter to Speaker Paul Ryan urging him to schedule votes on bipartisan legislation that speaks to the needs of the American people, including legislation to address the soaring costs of prescription drugs, to rebuild our infrastructure and create millions of good-paying jobs, to protect the … Continue reading Washington News: Pelosi Sends Letter to Speaker Ryan Urging House Votes on Bipartisan Priorities of the American People

U.S. Department of State News: Assistant Secretary Dr. Christopher A. Ford To Visit Seoul and Tokyo

WASHINGTON – U.S. Department of State released the following statement: Assistant Secretary of State for International Security and Nonproliferation Dr. Christopher A. Ford will lead a United States delegation to Seoul and Tokyo, June 18 to 20, to convey the Administration’s Iran policy, including with regard to the re-imposition of nuclear-related sanctions on Iran. The … Continue reading U.S. Department of State News: Assistant Secretary Dr. Christopher A. Ford To Visit Seoul and Tokyo

Department of State News: Statement Regarding the Execution of Mohammad Salas, Iranian Sufi Dervish

WASHINGTON – U.S. Department of State issued the following statement today: We condemn the Iranian government’s execution of Mohammad Salas, a member of the long-persecuted Iranian Gonabadi Sufi Dervish community.  According to reports, Mr. Salas was hanged this morning at Rajai Shahr Prison, the notorious jail recently designated by the Department of Treasury in connection … Continue reading Department of State News: Statement Regarding the Execution of Mohammad Salas, Iranian Sufi Dervish

President Donald Trump Amends U.S. Virgin Islands Declaration

WASHINGTON (STL.News) The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced that additional disaster assistance is available to the Territory of the U.S. Virgin Islands through an extension of increased federal funding, including direct federal assistance, to the Territory for debris removal and emergency protective measures undertaken as a result of Hurricane Irma beginning on September 5, … Continue reading President Donald Trump Amends U.S. Virgin Islands Declaration

In Flynn, Mueller unearths more lies _ and a key witness

WASHINGTON/December 2, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — More smoke but no smoking gun. Michael Flynn’s guilty plea Friday added a new layer of lies to the far-reaching investigation into ties between President Donald Trump and Russia, and put heightened scrutiny on the president’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner. But Flynn’s admission, and all of the criminal cases thus far, … Continue reading In Flynn, Mueller unearths more lies _ and a key witness

Flynn pleads guilty, is cooperating in Trump-Russia probe

WASHINGTON/December 1, 2017 (AP)(STL.News)(Keywords: Flynn pleads, cooperating, Trump-Russia probe) — Michael Flynn, the retired general who campaigned at Donald Trump’s side and then served as his first national security adviser, pleaded guilty Friday to lying to the FBI about reaching out to the Russians on Trump’s behalf and said members of the president’s inner circle … Continue reading Flynn pleads guilty, is cooperating in Trump-Russia probe