The United States is slapping Iran with new sanctions in response to its launch of a satellite-carrying rocket into space this week.
The sanctions target six Iranian subsidiaries of the Shahid Hemmat Industrial Group. The Treasury Department says that group is "central" to Iran's ballistic missile program.
Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin says the sanctions illustrate deep U.S. concerns about Iran's missile testing and other actions. He says the U.S. will continue countering Iran's ballistic missile program, including Thursday's "provocative space launch."
Though John McCain was one of three Republicans who helped Democrats squash the legislation to repeal Obamacare, conservative media is homing in on the Arizona senator for spurning his party in the healthcare vote.
House Speaker Paul Ryan said Friday that he's "disappointed and frustrated" by the failure of Republican healthcare legislation in the Senate.
But Ryan said in a statement that "we should not give up" after promising for years to repeal and replace Obamacare.
“We were sent to Washington to fulfill the pledges we made to our constituents," the statement said. "While the House delivered a bill to repeal and replace Obamacare, unfortunately the Senate was unable to reach a consensus."
At the same time, the speaker said that overhauling the tax code is at the top of the House's list of priorities.
His promise to repeal and replace Obamacare has crashed and burned. Tax reform hasn’t gotten far. The White House is in disarray, and big plans to rebuild the nation’s infrastructure have hit a brick wall.
But there is one unimpeachable triumph President Trump can point to: He’s made “great again” great again.
The "Make America Great Again" 2016 campaign slogan — limned in block letters and emblazoned on countless cherry-red ball caps — has been reimagined, repurposed and cheekily appropriated for countless pitches and commercial products.
The road to elected office can be long and winding and is not always paved with the best of intentions.
Some politicians — think of the Kennedys or the Bush family — are born to the trade. Others are borne by tragedy.
Former Santa Barbara Rep. Lois Capps succeeded her husband when he died of a heart attack. Former New York Rep. Carolyn McCarthy was spurred to run when her husband was killed and her son gravely wounded in a mass shooting on the Long Island Rail Road.