United States | Deputy Secretary Sullivan’s Call With Prime Minister of North Macedonia Zoran Zaev

United States – The below is attributable to Deputy Spokesperson Robert Palladino: Deputy Secretary of State John J. Sullivan spoke today with Prime Minister Zoran Zaev and congratulated him on implementation of the historic Prespa Agreement. The Deputy Secretary commended the Prime Minister for his strong leadership in securing the Agreement, which will lead to … Continue reading United States | Deputy Secretary Sullivan’s Call With Prime Minister of North Macedonia Zoran Zaev

United States | Special Envoy To Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism Carr Travels to Jerusalem

United States – Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism Elan Carr will travel to Jerusalem February 20-21. SEAS Carr will meet with Israeli government officials and members of civil society. He will also deliver remarks to the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations in Jerusalem. SOURCE: news provided by STATE.GOV on February … Continue reading United States | Special Envoy To Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism Carr Travels to Jerusalem

NEW YORK | Former Sessions spokeswoman joins CNN

NEW YORK (AP) — CNN has hired a former spokeswoman for Attorney General Jeff Sessions for work on its political desk as 2020 elections coverage heats up. The network says Sarah Isgur will help manage teams in the field and coordinate use of stories between the network’s television and digital arms. CNN said Tuesday she’ll … Continue reading NEW YORK | Former Sessions spokeswoman joins CNN

CHICAGO | Legal hurdles would look familiar in any new R. Kelly case

CHICAGO (AP) — Prosecutors will have to clear a series of high legal hurdles if they intend to charge R. Kelly and convict him, even if there’s video evidence. One case illustrates the difficulties: The R&B star’s own 2008 trial at which he was acquitted. At the heart of that child pornography trial was a … Continue reading CHICAGO | Legal hurdles would look familiar in any new R. Kelly case

CHICAGO | Judge OKs suit aimed at halting Obama library in Chicago

CHICAGO (AP) — A federal judge gave the green light Tuesday to a parks-advocacy group’s lawsuit that aims to stop for good the delayed construction of former President Barack Obama‘s $500 million presidential center in a Chicago park beside Lake Michigan. Supporters of the project had hoped the court would grant a city motion to … Continue reading CHICAGO | Judge OKs suit aimed at halting Obama library in Chicago

WASHINGTON | The Latest: Sanders’ 2020 campaign raises $4M in half a day

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Sen. Bernie Sanders‘ announcement that he is running for president in 2020 (all times local): 8:10 p.m. Bernie Sanders’ campaign says he has raised more than $4 million in the 12 hours since announcing his 2020 presidential campaign. The Vermont senator said Tuesday that nearly 150,000 individuals had contributed … Continue reading WASHINGTON | The Latest: Sanders’ 2020 campaign raises $4M in half a day

CHARLESTON, W.Va | Despite bill’s demise, W.Va. teachers to strike for 2nd day

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia teachers will remain on strike for a second day despite a move by the House of Delegates to effectively kill a complex education bill that had sent them to the picket lines. The leaders of three unions representing teachers and school service personnel made the announcement Tuesday night that … Continue reading CHARLESTON, W.Va | Despite bill’s demise, W.Va. teachers to strike for 2nd day

RALEIGH, N.C | Consultant on North Carolina race: Methods were surprise

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The North Carolina political consultant hired to manage the campaign of the Republican in the country’s last unsettled congressional election said Tuesday that he was surprised at how little he knew last year about an operative’s sketchy activities. Political operative Leslie McCrae Dowless conducted an illegal and well-funded ballot-harvesting operation last … Continue reading RALEIGH, N.C | Consultant on North Carolina race: Methods were surprise