Fed retirement plan allows investments in sanctioned Chinese companies

Millions of federal employees can invest in Chinese companies sanctioned by the U.S. government via its flagship retirement plan, even though these companies have been branded a danger to national security or are accused of profiting from forced labor or other human rights abuses. Since June 2022, the federal government’s employee retirement plan—the largest in […]

US Lawmakers Working On Bill To Sanction Russia

U.S. lawmakers negotiating a Russia sanctions bill were getting “closer and closer” to an agreement, Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer said on Tuesday. Russia has amassed troops and equipment along its border with Ukraine, stoking fears of an invasion. Washington has threatened Moscow with sanctions should it attack Ukraine. “It is moving along but there […]

Biden Sanctions Russia For Cyberattacks, Soldier Bounties, And Election Interference

The U.S. and Russia entered a new phase of heightened tensions Thursday after President Biden announced punishing sanctions over cyberattacks, election interference and threats against U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan. The decision to impose sanctions comes as Biden is attempting to strike a delicate balance of forcefully confronting Russian President Valdimir Putin and seeking open communication […]


Conservatives Angling To Fire Mueller Due To His Investigation Of Trump

Jeff Sessions will likely continue to lead the Department of Justice, despite the public clash between President Donald Trump and his choice for attorney general. But Trump’s frustration with the direction of the Russian probe and the special prosecutor are understandable, said Tom Fitton, president of Judicial Watch, a government watchdog group. “Sessions should un-recuse […]


Sanctions On Russia To Be Lightened

The Trump administration appeared to loosen U.S. sanctions Thursday that the Obama administration had imposed against Russia in response to its cyberattacks in the 2016 presidential election. The Treasury Department published a license that authorizes certain transactions between U.S. companies and the FSB, Russia’s security service and for the importation, distribution or use of “certain […]