Jul 5, 2018

Trump, Putin may discuss extending arms control treaty

President Trump standing net to Russian leader Vladmir Putin during a photoshoot. Photo: Mikhail Metzel/TASS via Getty Images

President Trump and Russian President Vladmir Putin may discuss extending the New START arms control treaty between the United States and Russia for another five years during their upcoming one-on-one meeting this month, according to a senior administration official.

The big picture: With the treaty's February 2021 deadline approaching, the meeting presents an opportunity for both countries to discuss its value and address issues each side may have with it. It isn't confirmed that New START will be part of the discussion, the official added, but it's likely the treaty will come up.

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Catch up on today's biggest news:

  1. Scoop: New White House personnel chief tells Cabinet liaisons to target Never Trumpers
  2. Trump misrepresents 2020 Russia briefing as Democratic "misinformation"
  3. Bernie Sanders takes aim at Bloomberg: "Trump will chew him up and spit him out"
  4. Nearly half of Republicans support pardoning Roger Stone
  5. Scoop: Lyft acquires cartop advertising startup Halo Cars

Sanders takes aim at Bloomberg: "Trump will chew him up and spit him out"

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Bernie Sanders told CBS "60 Minutes" that he was surprised by Mike Bloomberg's lackluster performance at Wednesday's Democratic debate.

What he's saying: "If that's what happened in a Democratic debate, you know, I think it's quite likely that Trump will chew him up and spit him out."

Scoop: Lyft acquires cartop advertising startup Halo Cars

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Lyft has acquired Halo Cars, a small startup that lets ride-hailing drivers earn money via ad displays mounted atop their cars. Lyft confirmed the deal but declined to share any details.

Why it matters: Ride-hailing companies are increasingly eyeing additional ways to generate revenue, and Lyft rival Uber has been quietly testing a partnership with New York-based Cargo that gives it a cut of the advertising revenue, as I previously reported.