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Anthony Tersigni may be tapped to lead Department of Veterans Affairs

The CEO of the nation’s second-largest healthcare system has emerged as a candidate in President Trump’s search for a new nominee for secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs. Anthony Tersigni of Ascension met with senior White House officials last Friday in a wide-ranging discussion that touched on the VA, …

Chuck Schumer to Donald Trump: Don’t let North Korea bully you

Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer urged President Trump Wednesday not to “show weakness” with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un after the dictator threatened to cancel a planned summit on denuclearization. “I strongly urge President Trump — Mr. President — don’t give Kim Jong-un anything for free,” Mr. Schumer said …

Lou Barletta wins Republican Senate primary in Pennsylvania

Rep. Lou Barletta won Pennsylvania’s Republican Senate primary Tuesday, setting up a challenge against two-term Democratic Sen. Bob Casey in the fall in the swing state where redistricting also has emboldened Democrats in their drive to reclaim the House majority. Mr. Barletta, a four-term lawmaker and supporter of President Trump’s …

Donald Trump fends off China trade criticism after ZTE Corp. reversal

President Trump fended off criticism Monday that he is going soft on China’s unfair trade practice after he moved to cancel sanctions against a cheating Chinese company out of concern for its workers, action that prompted Democrats to mock the president for trying to “make China great again.” The president …

Trump: Obama paid Iran $1.8 billion to Iran for captives

President Trump boasted Thursday night that he secured the freedom of three American captives from North Korea for no money, while claiming that former President Barack Obama paid $1.8 billion to Iran to release U.S. hostages two years ago. Speaking at a boisterous campaign rally in Elkhart, Indiana, Mr. Trump …

Donald Trump gives freed Americans flag-waving, wee-hours welcome

President Trump welcomed home three Americans freed by North Korea early Thursday in a flag-waving ceremony before dawn, calling their release a hopeful sign that North Korea will denuclearize. “This is a special night for these three really great people,” Mr. Trump told reporters on the tarmac at Joint Base …