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United States | Special Representative for Venezuela Elliott Abrams On-Camera Briefing in the Press Briefing Room

United States – Special Representative for Venezuela Elliott Abrams will hold an on-camera, on-the-record briefing TODAY, Friday, March 8, at 12:00 p.m. in the Press Briefing Room at the Department of State. This event is open press coverage. Media representatives may attend this event upon presentation of one of the following: (1) a U.S. Government-issued … Continue reading United States | Special Representative for Venezuela Elliott Abrams On-Camera Briefing in the Press Briefing Room

United States | Special Representative for Venezuela Elliott Abrams On-Camera Briefing in the Press Briefing Room

United States – Special Representative for Venezuela Elliott Abrams will hold an on-camera briefing today, Friday, March 1, at 11:30 a.m. in the Press Briefing Room at the Department of State. This event is open press coverage. Journalists who plan to cover this event in person must be seated in the Press Briefing Room by … Continue reading United States | Special Representative for Venezuela Elliott Abrams On-Camera Briefing in the Press Briefing Room

Washington Gov. Inslee joins Democratic presidential field

SEATTLE (AP) — Washington Gov. Jay Inslee will seek the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination, mixing calls for combating climate change and highlights of his liberal record with an aggressive critique of President Donald Trump. The 68-year-old governor is launching his bid Friday in Seattle, following recent visits to the first primary state of New Hampshire … Continue reading Washington Gov. Inslee joins Democratic presidential field

FALLS CHURCH, Va | Muslim group seeks congressional probe on terror watchlist

FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AP) — A Muslim civil rights group called for a congressional investigation Wednesday after its lawsuit revealed that the U.S. government has shared its terrorist watchlist with more than 1,400 private entities, including hospitals and universities. The Council on American-Islamic Relations said Congress should look into why the FBI has so widely … Continue reading FALLS CHURCH, Va | Muslim group seeks congressional probe on terror watchlist

United States | U.S.-Portugal Signing of a Memorandum of Understanding To Establish a 12-Month Pilot Program To Build Intercultural Understanding and Provide Training at Innovative Organizations

United States – The U.S. Department of State will host an MOU signing ceremony with Portugal at 3:00 p.m. on Monday, February 11, 2019, in the Treaty Room. The ceremony will commemorate the launch of a 12-month pilot program between both nations that will provide structured and guided training for young American and Portuguese people … Continue reading United States | U.S.-Portugal Signing of a Memorandum of Understanding To Establish a 12-Month Pilot Program To Build Intercultural Understanding and Provide Training at Innovative Organizations

NEW YORK | Canseco makes pitch for chief of staff job in tweet to Trump

NEW YORK — Jose Canseco (kan-SAY’-koh) is ready to take a swing at politics. The former major league slugger has made his pitch for a big job at the White House, tweeting Wednesday to President Donald Trump: “u need a bash brother for Chief if (sic) Staff.” Canseco told his “little buddy” he has “a … Continue reading NEW YORK | Canseco makes pitch for chief of staff job in tweet to Trump

WASHINGTON | Comey makes deal over House subpoena, backs off legal fight

WASHINGTON — Former FBI Director James Comey has reached a deal to testify privately to the House Judiciary Committee, backing off his legal fight for an open hearing, his attorney said Sunday. Comey, whose lawyers went to court to challenge a congressional subpoena, said in a tweet that it was “hard to protect my rights … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Comey makes deal over House subpoena, backs off legal fight

WASHINGTON | The Latest: Trump’s ex-lawyer admits lying about Moscow deal

WASHINGTON — The Latest on Michael Cohen’s guilty plea to lying to Congress about work he did on a Trump real estate deal (all times local): 6:15 p.m. President Donald Trump’s former lawyer, Michael Cohen, has confessed that he lied to Congress about a Moscow real estate deal he pursued on Trump’s behalf during the … Continue reading WASHINGTON | The Latest: Trump’s ex-lawyer admits lying about Moscow deal

WASHINGTON | Trump’s ex-lawyer admits lies about Russian real estate deal

WASHINGTON— President Donald Trump’s former lawyer, Michael Cohen, admitted Thursday he lied to Congress about a Moscow real estate deal he had pursued on Trump’s behalf during the heat of the 2016 Republican campaign. He said he did so to be consistent with Trump’s “political messaging.” Cohen’s guilty plea makes clear that prosecutors believe that … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Trump’s ex-lawyer admits lies about Russian real estate deal

WASHINGTON | The Latest: Giuliani calls Cohen ‘proven liar’ after plea

WASHINGTON— The Latest on Michael Cohen‘s guilty plea to lying to Congress about work he did on a Trump real estate deal (all times local): 11:50 a.m. President Donald Trump’s lawyer-spokesman is calling Trump’s former personal lawyer Michael Cohen a “proven liar” who is trying to get out of a lengthy prison sentence. Rudy Giuliani … Continue reading WASHINGTON | The Latest: Giuliani calls Cohen ‘proven liar’ after plea

DETROIT | Genital mutilation charges dismissed in Detroit-area case

DETROIT — A federal judge dismissed some charges Tuesday against eight people — including two doctors — in the genital mutilation of nine girls at a suburban Detroit clinic, finding it’s up to states rather than Congress to regulate the practice. U.S. District Judge Bernard Friedman dismissed mutilation and conspiracy charges against Dr. Jumana Nagarwala, … Continue reading DETROIT | Genital mutilation charges dismissed in Detroit-area case

WASHINGTON | The Latest: Graham disagrees with Trump on Saudi Arabia

WASHINGTON — The Latest on U.S. response to the murder of Saudi columnist Jamal Khashoggi (all times local): 5:25 p.m. Sen. Lindsey Graham, who is close to President Donald Trump, is disagreeing with the president’s decision not to further punish Saudi Arabia over the death of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi. The South Carolina Republican … Continue reading WASHINGTON | The Latest: Graham disagrees with Trump on Saudi Arabia

United States | Secretary Pompeo To Deliver Remarks to the Media in the Press Briefing Room

United States – U.S. Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo will deliver remarks to the media at 1:30 p.m. today, Tuesday, November 20, in the Press Briefing Room at the Department of State. This event is open press coverage. Journalists who plan to cover this event in person must be seated in the Press Briefing … Continue reading United States | Secretary Pompeo To Deliver Remarks to the Media in the Press Briefing Room

WASHINGTON | Record 42 Latinos to serve in Congress; 1 race undecided

WASHINGTON— More Latinos will serve in Congress next year than ever before — at least 42, with one House race to be decided. With Latinos reaching an unprecedented level of representation on Capitol Hill, The Associated Press was able to document that 34 percent of Hispanics voters approve of how Donald Trump is handling his … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Record 42 Latinos to serve in Congress; 1 race undecided

WASHINGTON | 41 Latinos in Congress, 2 races still undecided

WASHINGTON — The number of Latinos serving in Congress will rise to at least 41 in the new year, and that figure most likely will increase when two undecided races are called. Thirty-three out of 44 Latino Democratic candidates won election in Tuesday’s contests, while six out of 15 Latino Republican candidates claimed victory. Francisco … Continue reading WASHINGTON | 41 Latinos in Congress, 2 races still undecided

WASHINGTON  | 40 Latinos in Congress, 3 races still undecided

WASHINGTON  — The number of Latinos serving in Congress will rise to at least 40 in the new year, and that figure most likely will increase when three undecided races are called. Thirty-two out of 44 Latino Democratic candidates won election in Tuesday’s contests, while six out of 15 Latino Republican candidates claimed victory. Francisco … Continue reading WASHINGTON  | 40 Latinos in Congress, 3 races still undecided

United States | “100 Years of Diplomatic Couriers-None Swifter than These” Exhibition Opens at the U.S. Diplomacy Center on November 7

United States  – The Department of State’s Diplomatic Courier Service will launch the “100 Years of Diplomatic Couriers—None Swifter than These” exhibition at the U.S. Diplomacy Center at the U.S. Department of State on November 7. This exhibition includes photos, videos and objects documenting the birth and evolution of the Department’s Diplomatic Courier Service – … Continue reading United States | “100 Years of Diplomatic Couriers-None Swifter than These” Exhibition Opens at the U.S. Diplomacy Center on November 7

NEW YORK  | Poet Jorie Graham receives prize from Library of Congress

NEW YORK  — Poet Jorie Graham is receiving an award from the Library of Congress. Graham is this year’s winner of the Rebekah Johnson Bobbitt National Prize for Poetry, the library announced Thursday. She was cited for her 2017 collection, “Fast,” in which Graham wrote of her battle with cancer and the global crises of … Continue reading NEW YORK  | Poet Jorie Graham receives prize from Library of Congress

American IRA Discusses How Potential Reforms Could Affect Self-Directed IRAs and 401(K)s

  ASHEVILLE, N.C./ OCTOBER 25, 2018 (STL.News) The world is changing—and retirement accounts may be changing with it. That’s potentially the case if Congress enacts new laws reforming the ways that IRAs—including Self-Directed IRAs—and 401(K)s function. According to a recent post at the Self-Directed IRA administration firm American IRA, these changes are important for any … Continue reading American IRA Discusses How Potential Reforms Could Affect Self-Directed IRAs and 401(K)s

United States | Secretary Pompeo To Deliver Remarks to the Media in the Press Briefing Room

United States – U.S. Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo will deliver remarks to the media at 3:45 p.m. today, Tuesday, October 23, in the Press Briefing Room at the Department of State. This event is open press coverage. Journalists who plan to cover this event in person must be seated in the Press Briefing … Continue reading United States | Secretary Pompeo To Deliver Remarks to the Media in the Press Briefing Room

WASHINGTON | ‘Mavericks needed’: McCain Institute wades into election

WASHINGTON  — A nonprofit named for the late Sen. John McCain is calling for “mavericks” like him to vote in the Nov. 6 election and focus on human rights around the world. The McCain Institute for International Leadership, led by his widow, Cindy, is launching a nonpartisan ad campaign Tuesday designed to spread that message, … Continue reading WASHINGTON | ‘Mavericks needed’: McCain Institute wades into election

WASHINGTON | The Latest: Mixed reaction in Congress to Trump treaty move

WASHINGTON— The Latest on President Donald Trump‘s decision to pull the U.S. from an arms control agreement with Russia (all times local): 10:45 a.m. There doesn’t seem to be a consensus in Congress about whether President Donald Trump is making the right move when he says he will withdraw the United States from an arms … Continue reading WASHINGTON | The Latest: Mixed reaction in Congress to Trump treaty move

Missouri News: 30 for 30: Claire McCaskill Promises to Fight for Protections for Missourians with Pre-Existing Conditions

COLUMBIA, MO — Today, McCaskill for Missouri released a new video featuring Senator Claire McCaskill and Missouri families who depend on current protections for pre-existing conditions.  Millions of Missourians could be denied health insurance coverage if Josh Hawley’s lawsuit to take away these protections is successful, and Claire is doing everything she can to make … Continue reading Missouri News: 30 for 30: Claire McCaskill Promises to Fight for Protections for Missourians with Pre-Existing Conditions

United States | Ceremony for the 2018 Secretary of State’s Award for Corporate Excellence

United States – Deputy Secretary of State John Sullivan will present this year’s Awards for Corporate Excellence (ACE) on Friday, October 5, 2018, at 4:00 p.m. in the Benjamin Franklin Room at the Department of State. Established in 1999, the award recognizes U.S. companies that represent American values well in their business practices worldwide. This … Continue reading United States | Ceremony for the 2018 Secretary of State’s Award for Corporate Excellence

WASHINGTON | Judge: Democrats in Congress can sue Trump over emoluments

WASHINGTON— A federal district judge in Washington says a group of nearly 200 Democratic senators and representatives has legal standing to sue President Donald Trump to prove he violated the U.S. Constitution’s emoluments provision banning the acceptance of gifts from foreign interests. The ruling by Judge Emmet G. Sullivan is the second decision by a … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Judge: Democrats in Congress can sue Trump over emoluments

WASHINGTON | Congress could negate stronger state efforts on privacy

WASHINGTON  — Congress wants to pass national rules governing how companies can use consumers’ data — though a major goal might simply be to block states from enacting stronger privacy protections on their own. It will be tricky to reconcile the concerns of privacy advocates who want people to have more control over the use … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Congress could negate stronger state efforts on privacy

BILLINGS, Mont. | Blocked US grizzly hunts fuel call for changes to law

BILLINGS, Mont.— A court ruling that blocked grizzly bear hunts in the U.S. West carries far wider political implications amid a push by Congress for sweeping changes to how imperiled species are managed. The ruling restored protections for more than 700 grizzlies in and around Yellowstone National Park. It will likely force federal wildlife officials … Continue reading BILLINGS, Mont. | Blocked US grizzly hunts fuel call for changes to law