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President Trump plans to appoint Dr. Mehmet Oz as one of the members of his Council on Sport, Fitness, and Nutrition, the White House announced Friday. The council has been around since 1956 and promotes programs that encourage people to be more active and to make healthy eating choices. Bill Belichick of the New England…

Judge challenges Mueller’s actions in Manafort case

A federal judge sharply challenged special counsel Robert Mueller’s prosecution team Friday, questioning how its indictment of former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort on financial charges relates to Mueller’s core mandate to investigate alleged 2016 Russian election interference. U.S. District Court Judge T.S. Ellis said Mueller’s team seemed to be pursuing the case — which…

Defense bill would authorize Trump’s military parade

House Republicans are supporting President Trump’s planned military parade with a provision in the annual defense policy bill that would allow the event to go forward. According to a summary of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) released Friday, House Armed Services Committee Chairman Mac Thornberry (R-Texas) “agrees with President Trump that it is appropriate…