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WASHINGTON | The McCain Institute is looking for a few good mavericks

WASHINGTON — A nonprofit named for the late Sen. John McCain is looking for “mavericks” to vote in the Nov. 6 midterm election and fight for human rights around the world as President Donald Trump pursues his “America first” foreign policy. “The ideals that John spent his life fighting for weren’t just his, they are … Continue reading WASHINGTON | The McCain Institute is looking for a few good mavericks

WASHINGTON | Judge: Michael Avenatti must pay $4.85 in ex-lawyer’s suit

WASHINGTON— A California judge has ordered Stormy Daniels’ lawyer Michael Avenatti to pay $4.85 million to an attorney at his former law firm. The ruling was issued Monday in Los Angeles County Superior Court. Avenatti didn’t attending the court proceeding. The judge said Avenatti must pay the money because he personally guaranteed a settlement with … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Judge: Michael Avenatti must pay $4.85 in ex-lawyer’s suit

WASHINGTON | US commander confident in ability of Afghan security forces

WASHINGTON  — The assassination of Afghan leaders in Kandahar province won’t lessen U.S. support for the war in Afghanistan or deter local security forces in the fight against the Taliban, the top U.S. military commander in the Middle East said Saturday. Gen. Joseph Votel said the U.S. was “pretty confident that the Afghans will be … Continue reading WASHINGTON | US commander confident in ability of Afghan security forces

WASHINGTON | AP FACT CHECK: Trump inflates jobs impact of Saudi arms deal

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump inflated the projected benefits of an arms deal with the Saudis as he defended his wait-and-see attitude about Saudi complicity in the disappearance of a journalist whose apparent murder has sparked world outrage. On immigration enforcement, the president made the unsubstantiated claim that migrants are being paid to mass at … Continue reading WASHINGTON | AP FACT CHECK: Trump inflates jobs impact of Saudi arms deal

WASHINGTON | Retired Marine receives Medal of Honor for Vietnam actions

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump on Wednesday presented the nation’s highest military honor to an 80-year-old retired Marine sergeant major for valorous action in Vietnam five decades ago. John Canley’s heroism includes twice scaling a hospital wall in view of the enemy to help wounded Marines and carry them to safety. According to the White … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Retired Marine receives Medal of Honor for Vietnam actions

WASHINGTON | Trump tells AP he won’t accept blame if GOP loses House

WASHINGTON— Facing the prospect of bruising electoral defeat in congressional elections, President Donald Trump said Tuesday that he won’t accept the blame if his party loses control of the House in November, arguing his campaigning and endorsements have helped Republican candidates. In a wide-ranging interview three weeks before Election Day, Trump told The Associated Press … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Trump tells AP he won’t accept blame if GOP loses House

WASHINGTON | Judge tosses Stormy Daniels’ defamation suit against Trump

WASHINGTON — A federal judge has dismissed porn actress Stormy Daniels’ defamation lawsuit against President Donald Trump. U.S. District Judge S. James Otero issued the order Monday in Los Angeles. Daniels alleges she had an affair with Trump in 2006 and sued him in April. The lawsuit came after Trump tweeted about a composite sketch … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Judge tosses Stormy Daniels’ defamation suit against Trump