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United States | Knight Urges Congress to Reauthorize VAWA

United States – On Friday, September 7, 2018, Representative Steve Knight (R-CA) joined 45 other members of the House of Representatives in sending a letter to Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) and House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA), urging them to advance a bipartisan reauthorization of the 1994 Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), which is set … Continue reading United States | Knight Urges Congress to Reauthorize VAWA

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. | House Speaker Paul Ryan uncovers Jewish roots on PBS show

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif.  — House Speaker Paul Ryan was surprised and proud to find out he has Jewish roots. The Wisconsin Republican discovered his family history while filming a segment for the upcoming season of the PBS series “Finding Your Roots With Henry Louis Gates Jr.” Gates says he traced Ryan’s heritage back to his … Continue reading BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. | House Speaker Paul Ryan uncovers Jewish roots on PBS show

WASHINGTON  | Lawmakers struggling to develop a response to Trump-Putin

WASHINGTON  — Congress is producing an unusual outpouring of bills, resolutions and new sanctions proposals to push back at President Donald Trump’s approach to Vladimir Putin, shore up relations with NATO allies and prevent Russian interference in the midterm election. But it remains uncertain if any of their efforts will yield results. Lawmakers are struggling … Continue reading WASHINGTON  | Lawmakers struggling to develop a response to Trump-Putin

WASHINGTON | Trump says ‘no problem’ shutting government, dismaying GOP

WASHINGTON  — Unnerving fellow Republicans, President Donald Trump declared Monday he would have “no problem” shutting down the federal government this fall if Congress won’t come up with more money for border security. Trump’s threat, his second in two days, put him further at odds with his own party in Congress, where many Republicans are … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Trump says ‘no problem’ shutting government, dismaying GOP

WASHINGTON  | Trump threatens border security shutdown, GOP cool to idea

WASHINGTON — Republicans anxious about keeping control of Congress think it’s a bad idea, but President Donald Trump still says he’s willing to close the government over border security issues, including money he wants to build a promised U.S.-Mexico border wall. “I would be willing to ‘shut down’ government if the Democrats do not give … Continue reading WASHINGTON  | Trump threatens border security shutdown, GOP cool to idea

WASHINGTON | Trump and Putin’s RSVP’s: Yes, for sure, if, if if. …

WASHINGTON — Rarely has an RSVP been so complicated. President Donald Trump is open to visiting Moscow — if he gets a formal invitation from Vladimir Putin, the White House said Friday. Russian President Putin said he’s game for a trip to Washington — but his answer came only after Trump retracted his invitation for … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Trump and Putin’s RSVP’s: Yes, for sure, if, if if. …

WASHINGTON  | GOP, Dems focus on messages as summer recess, elections near

WASHINGTON  — One House bill, backed mostly by Republicans, would repeal a tax imposed on some medical devices to help pay for President Barack Obama’s health care law, a statute they despise. With another, still a bare-bones outline, the GOP would make last year’s $1.5 trillion tax cut permanent and expand reductions for families, homeschooling … Continue reading WASHINGTON  | GOP, Dems focus on messages as summer recess, elections near

HELSINKI | Trump embraces longtime US foe Putin, doubting own intel

HELSINKI — In an extraordinary embrace of a longtime U.S. enemy, President Donald Trump on Monday openly questioned his own intelligence agencies’ firm finding that Russia meddled in the 2016 U.S. election to his benefit, seeming to accept Russian President Vladimir Putin‘s insistence that Moscow’s hands were clean. The reaction back home was immediate and … Continue reading HELSINKI | Trump embraces longtime US foe Putin, doubting own intel