{FD} Haley warns Assad: Trump ‘watching,’ US work in Syria ‘not done’

U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley on Sunday defended President Trump’s declaration of “mission accomplished” in the Syria missile strikes, saying the president was talking in military terms about a singular task, not about foreign policy, while reinforcing that the “United States’ work in Syria is not done.”

{FD} Trump says Comey tell-all book full of ‘lies,’ refers to ex-FBI chief as ‘slimeball’

President Trump on Sunday blasted fired FBI Director James Comey and his new book, which is critical of the president, suggesting Comey's mishandling of the Clinton email probe deserves “jail” time and again calling him a “slimeball.”

{FD} Trump calls Comey ‘worst FBI director in history,’ ahead of book release

President Trump bashed fired FBI Director James Comey several times Sunday on Twitter, calling him the agency’s worst leader “in history,” as the first of several TV interviews in which Comey promotes his tell-all book airs tonight.

{FD} Pence calls Syria mission ‘completely accomplished,’ tells Russia to get the message

Vice President Pence, attending an international summit on Saturday, said he backs President Trump’s assertion earlier in the day that the U.S.-led airstrikes this weekend in Syria resulted in “mission accomplished,” And he warned Syrian ally Russia that it is “on the wrong side of history.”

{FD} Ryan indicates he’ll stay speaker through year’s end, despite rumblings about faster transition

House Speaker Paul Ryan says he’ll remain the top Republican in the GOP-controlled chamber until retiring in January, despite calls for a fast leadership transition and concerns from within his caucus about a dragged-out process hurting the party in the November midterms.

{FD} House lawmakers take their turn grilling Facebook’s Zuckerberg

House members took their turn Wednesday grilling Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg about the social-networking site’s failed to protect the personal information of 87 million users, calling on him to explain the "alarming reports" about the data security and urging him to help fix the industry's problems.

{FD} Zuckerberg touts plans to protect Facebook users, but Congress appears skeptical

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg vowed Tuesday on Capitol Hill that his social-networking company is already doing a better job of protecting the personal information of its billions of users in the wake of a massive data grab. But his plans might not be enough for lawmakers, who warned regulations or mandatory changes might be the only answer.

{FD} Mark Zuckerberg says on Capitol Hill that Facebook employees were interviewed in Mueller probe

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg acknowledged Tuesday during a long-awaited hearing on Capitol Hill that some of his employees have been interviewed by special counsel Robert Mueller in his Russia collusion probe -- but the social-media boss said he had not been interviewed himself.

{FD} Congress demands answers from Zuckerberg over handling of Facebook users’ data

Congress on Tuesday grilled Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg for failing to safeguard the personal information of roughly 87 million users on the social-networking behemoth, suggesting that “sorry” is no longer enough and demanding answers about how he intends to prevent future problems.

{FD} Facebook’s Zuckerberg braces for two days of grueling Capitol Hill questioning

For the next two days, Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg is likely to be treated as the nation’s scorn as he faces a grueling Capitol Hill interrogation over why the social media giant allowed a data-mining company to get the personal information from at least 87 million users.

{FD} Facebook’s Zuckerberg issues mea culpa before Capitol Hill grilling

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg arrives Monday on Capitol Hill for a series of expected private meetings with lawmakers -- ahead of his much-anticipated testimony this week on how the social media giant allowed a data-mining company to get personal information from at least 87 million users.

{FD} Pruitt slammed as unfit to lead EPA by 2 GOP senators; one calls him ‘chucklehead’

Two Senate Republicans said Sunday that President Trump, not them, must decide whether to keep Scott Pruitt as EPA administrator but sharply criticized some of his questionable actions since joining the administration, with one even calling him a “chucklehead.”

{FD} Crowley says GOP attacking Pelosi because ‘bankrupt on ideas,’ mum on plan to lead House caucus

New York Rep. Joe Crowley, the House’s No. 3 Democrat, declined again Sunday to say whether he’ll challenge Democrat Nancy Pelosi for her post as the chamber’s top Democrat -- amid increasing calls within the party for her to step down and support for Crowley to take over.

{FD} Kudlow tries to calm trade war fears but says Trump ‘not bluffing’ about China tariffs

Larry Kudlow, the new White House economic adviser, tried Sunday to calm fears about an economically damaging U.S.-China trade war but made clear that President Trump is “not bluffing” about imposing tariffs on China.

{FD} Trump attacks ‘garbage’ Washington Post; calls Kelly story ‘hit job’

President Trump on Sunday lashed out again at The Washington Post, tweeting the newspaper’s recent story arguing that White House Chief of Staff John Kelly is losing his credibility and clout “garbage” and “another hit job.”