Politics

WASHINGTON | Trump says he’s reducing Central American aid over migrants

WASHINGTON  — President Donald Trump says the U.S. will begin “cutting off, or substantially reducing” aid to three Central American nations over a migrant caravan heading to the U.S. southern border. Trump tweets: “Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador were not able to do the job of stopping people from leaving their country and coming illegally … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Trump says he’s reducing Central American aid over migrants

Mississippi News: Governor Phil Bryant Appoints Mississippi Lottery Corporation Board of Directors

JACKSON, MS – Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant appointed five members today to the Mississippi Lottery Corporation Board of Directors.  The members include: Dr. Cass Pennington Philip A. Chamblee Dr. Mike McGrevey Kimberly LaRosa Gerard Gibert​​​​ ​The Mississippi Lottery Corporation was created during the Mississippi Legislature. 2018 First Extraordinary Session upon passage of Senate Bill 2001.  … Continue reading Mississippi News: Governor Phil Bryant Appoints Mississippi Lottery Corporation Board of Directors

U.S. Department of State News: Statement Regarding the Migrant Caravan

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of State published the following statement: The United States is closely following the migrant caravan, in which thousands of migrants from Honduras and other countries continue to make a dangerous journey through Guatemala and into Mexico.  Many migrants are attempting to transit these countries and in the process are violating … Continue reading U.S. Department of State News: Statement Regarding the Migrant Caravan

WASHINGTON | Russia probe revival expected if Dems win House

WASHINGTON— House Democrats are expected to re-open the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election if they win the majority in November. But they would have to be selective in what they investigate. California Rep. Adam Schiff, the top Democrat on the House intelligence panel, has said his party would have to “ruthlessly prioritize … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Russia probe revival expected if Dems win House

WASHINGTON | Julia Louis-Dreyfus gets a top award for comedy

WASHINGTON — Julia Louis-Dreyfus has been recognized with the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor for a lifetime in comedy. After a 35-year acting career, she has two iconic television characters to her name — Elaine Benes of “Seinfeld” and foul-mouthed Vice-President Selina Myers. She is the 21st person the Kennedy Center for the Performing … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Julia Louis-Dreyfus gets a top award for comedy

AUSTIN, Texas | Both sides ignoring swing voters in hot Texas Senate race

AUSTIN, Texas — With Mike Pence and Donald Trump Jr. already visiting the state and the president himself coming Monday, Ted Cruz is convening a veritable parade of Republican powerbrokers in the final weeks of the Texas Senate campaign to ensure Democrat Beto O’Rourke doesn’t upset him. O’Rourke is countering with the opposite. He’s blowing … Continue reading AUSTIN, Texas | Both sides ignoring swing voters in hot Texas Senate race

RIO DE JANEIRO | For many Brazilians, election is picking ‘lesser of evils’

RIO DE JANEIRO — In the lead up to Brazil’s elections, Peter Rooker struggled to find a presidential candidate he believed in out of a field of 13. He was sure of one thing, though: He would not vote for far-right congressman Jair Bolsonaro or Fernando Haddad of the scandal-tainted leftist Workers’ Party. But it … Continue reading RIO DE JANEIRO | For many Brazilians, election is picking ‘lesser of evils’

WASHINGTON | The Latest: Louis-Dreyfus references Kavanaugh at award

WASHINGTON — The Latest on Julia Louis-Dreyfus receiving the 21st annual Mark Twain Prize for American Humor for an iconic career in comedy (all times local): 11 p.m. Julia Louis-Dreyfus accepted her Mark Twain award with an extended comedic bit and a few shots at new Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh. The veteran comedic actress … Continue reading WASHINGTON | The Latest: Louis-Dreyfus references Kavanaugh at award