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Syrian President Bashar al-Assad gestures during an exclusive interview with AFP in the capital Damascus on February 11, 2016. / AFP / JOSEPH EID (Photo credit should read JOSEPH EID/AFP/Getty Images)

U.S. Sanctions Target Assad Trading Link to Islamic State

WASHINGTON — The US Treasury announced sanctions Thursday targeting a network of business groups that supplies fuel to the regime of Syrian President Bashar Assad, along with one that handles regime trade with the Islamic State group.

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin steps off Air Force One upon arrival at Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland on December 2, 2017. Mnuchin returned to Washington with US President Donald Trump was attending fundraisers in New York, New York. / AFP PHOTO / MANDEL NGAN (Photo credit should read MANDEL …

Report: U.S. Treasury Expecting New Iran Sanctions

US Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin said Thursday he expected President Donald Trump to announce new sanctions against Iran, as the European Union urged Trump to endorse the nuclear agreement.

FILE - In this Aug. 1, 2017 file photo, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky. speaks on Capitol Hill Washington. McConnell is condemning the “messages of hate and bigotry” carried by the KKK and white supremacist groups. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

Mitch McConnell Vows to Raise U.S. Debt Ceiling

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says there is “zero chance” Congress will allow the country to default on its debts by voting to not increase the borrowing limit.

US Secretary of State John Kerry (R) with Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, on April 19, 2016 at the UN in New York

Never Mind the Ransom, Nobody Knows Where the Other $1.3B Paid to Iran Went

The White House is still bizarrely obsessed with claiming the $400-million ransom paid to Iran for the release of American hostages was not a ransom, but the State Department has a bigger problem: It claims to have lost track of the other $1.3 billion paid to Iran as part of Barack Obama’s nuclear deal.

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Hillary Email On China: ‘I Just Hope They Keep Buying Our Debt!’

TEL AVIV – “Say what??? I just hope they keep buying our debt!” That was Hillary Clinton’s email response to an article forwarded to her private blackberry address by a top aide quoting Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner accusing China of

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry (L) meets with Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif in Manhattan, New York City, U.S., April 22, 2016. REUTERS/BRENDAN MCDERMID

John Kerry Discusses More Sanctions Relief with Iran’s Foreign Minister

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry met with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif at the United Nations in New York on Friday to discuss more sanctions relief for Iran, which has complained the benefits promised in President Obama’s nuclear deal are arriving too slowly.

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Treasury to Replace Alexander Hamilton with Woman on $10 Bill

From the Washington Post: Will it be Susan B. Anthony or Harriet Tubman? Eleanor Roosevelt or Rosa Parks? Or another important woman from American history? These will be among the names the nation ponders after the Obama administration’s announcement late Wednesday