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WASHINGTON | Former Attorney General William Barr may get old job again

WASHINGTON— William Barr, who served as attorney general under President George H.W. Bush, has emerged as a top contender for that job in President Donald Trump’s Cabinet, two people familiar with the president’s selection process said Thursday. The appointment of a new attorney general would come at a precarious time as special counsel Robert Mueller’s … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Former Attorney General William Barr may get old job again

WASHINGTON | COLLINS JOINS NADLER, HATCH AND LEAHY TO INTRODUCE BIPARTISAN, BICAMERAL AMERICAN ROYALTIES TOO ACT

WASHINGTON – Reps. Doug Collins (R-Ga.) and Jerry Nadler (D-N.Y.) joined Sens. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) and Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) in introducing the American Royalties Too (ART) Act of 2018 in the House of Representatives and the Senate. The legislation will provide a measure of equity to visual artists by allowing them to receive a portion … Continue reading WASHINGTON | COLLINS JOINS NADLER, HATCH AND LEAHY TO INTRODUCE BIPARTISAN, BICAMERAL AMERICAN ROYALTIES TOO ACT

ALEXANDRIA, Va | The Latest: Manafort found guilty of 8 financial crimes

ALEXANDRIA, Va— The Latest on the Paul Manafort trial (all times local): 9 p.m. Paul Manafort, the political operative who once led Donald Trump’s successful presidential campaign, has been found guilty of eight financial crimes in the first trial victory of the special counsel investigation into the president’s associates. A judge declared a mistrial on … Continue reading ALEXANDRIA, Va | The Latest: Manafort found guilty of 8 financial crimes

WASHINGTON | Concern over using US military to help border enforcement

WASHINGTON  — The Trump administration’s request for the Pentagon to house migrants detained at the U.S. southern border and even help prosecute them is prompting concern about strains to the military. Some call it an inappropriate mission. “We shouldn’t be militarizing border enforcement,” Rep. Ro Khanna, a California Democrat, said in an interview. Defense Secretary … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Concern over using US military to help border enforcement

Vermont developer, philanthropist Tony Pomerleau dies at 100

BURLINGTON, Vt/February 10, 2018(AP)(STL.News) — Tony Pomerleau, who rose from humble roots to become one of the state’s major business figures and a prominent philanthropist, has died at age 100. Pomerleau died late Thursday at his home in Burlington, said Democratic U.S. Sen. Patrick Leahy, whose wife, Marcelle Leahy, is Pomerleau’s niece. “We think of … Continue reading Vermont developer, philanthropist Tony Pomerleau dies at 100