Photo: Trump's announcement of Christopher Wray for the new FBI Director nomination. (Twitter)
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On Twitter today, President Trump announced his appointment to replace James Comey, the man he fired as head of the FBI. He’ll ask the Senate to confirm former Justice Department lawyer Christopher Wray.
Trump's announcement of Christopher Wray for the new FBI Director nomination. (Twitter)
Republicans hold the White House and both houses of Congress, and President Trump says big things are happening. But, so far, they’re not. After celebrating a House bill on health care, he doesn’t yet have Senate agreement. The tax bill he calls “ahead of schedule” hasn’t even been sent to Congress. His declaration of “Infrastructure Week” was more pomp and circumstance than the major bill-signing it appeared to be.
Noah Bierman, Los Angeles Times (@Noahbierman)
Cliff Schecter, Daily Beast (@cliffschecter)
Christopher Barron, GOProud / Guardian (@ChrisRBarron)
A.B. Stoddard, RealClearPolitics (@theabstoddard)
Two of Iran’s most protected locations were hit by terrorists today—killing at least 12 people and wounding 42 more. ISIS has claimed responsibility, but Iran’s Revolutionary Guard blames arch rival Saudi Arabia… and the United States.
Parliament building of Iran
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