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WASHINGTON | GOP senator: Rep. King’s racial remarks hurt Republicans, US

WASHINGTON  —Jan 11, 2019—Iowa Republican congressman Steve King says he’s not a racist, but he’s facing heavy criticism from his party over his remarks about white supremacy. King on Friday said from the House floor that he is an advocate for “Western civilization,” not white supremacy or white nationalism. But he didn’t deny remarks published … Continue reading WASHINGTON | GOP senator: Rep. King’s racial remarks hurt Republicans, US

YEREVAN, Armenia | Armenians vote for parliament; PM looks to bolster support

YEREVAN, Armenia — Armenians cast ballots Sunday in an early parliamentary election that was expected to further consolidate the power of the nation’s new prime minister. The charismatic 43-year-old Nikol Pashinian took office in May after spearheading massive protests against his predecessor’s power grab which forced that politician to step down. Pashinian has pushed for … Continue reading YEREVAN, Armenia | Armenians vote for parliament; PM looks to bolster support

YEREVAN, Armenia | Armenians cast ballots in early parliamentary election

YEREVAN, Armenia— Armenians are casting ballots in an early parliamentary election expected to further consolidate the power of the nation’s new prime minister. The charismatic 43-year-old Nikol Pashinian took office in May after spearheading massive protests against his predecessor’s power grab that forced the politician to step down. Pashinian has pushed for early vote in … Continue reading YEREVAN, Armenia | Armenians cast ballots in early parliamentary election

RALEIGH, N.C. | North Carolina Democrat drops race concession amid probe

RALEIGH, N.C. — The Democrat trailing in a North Carolina congressional race withdrew his concession Thursday as state election officials investigated allegations of absentee ballot fraud. Dan McCready’s reversal came as a top leader at the state’s Republican Party said it would support a new election in the unresolved 9th Congressional District race if an … Continue reading RALEIGH, N.C. | North Carolina Democrat drops race concession amid probe

WASHINGTON | Not president, not yet a senator: Romney is starting over

WASHINGTON— Mitt Romney is a man in-between. He made it to Washington after all — but not as president of the United States, the office he sought twice and other men won. He’s not yet a senator from Utah, either, until he’s sworn in Jan. 3. Romney, lifelong executive in public and private life, doesn’t … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Not president, not yet a senator: Romney is starting over

WASHINGTON | Republicans divided over Trump’s posture toward Saudi Arabia

WASHINGTON— President Donald Trump’s embrace of Saudi Arabia has exposed a foreign policy rift in the Republican Party, as some of his GOP colleagues warn that not punishing the kingdom for its role in killing a U.S.-based columnist will have dangerous consequences. Many Republicans — even Sens. Lindsey Graham and Rand Paul, who share their … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Republicans divided over Trump’s posture toward Saudi Arabia

SALT LAKE CITY | Once rising GOP star, Utah’s Mia Love loses seat to Democrat

SALT LAKE CITY— Utah’s Mia Love was tabbed as a rising star in the GOP when she became the first black Republican woman in Congress with her 2014 victory. But on Tuesday she became the latest Republican incumbent to fall in the midterm election’s Democratic wave that has seen more than three dozen Republican-held seats … Continue reading SALT LAKE CITY | Once rising GOP star, Utah’s Mia Love loses seat to Democrat

WASHINGTON | Trump to donor’s wife with Presidential Medal of Freedom

WASHINGTON  — Miriam Adelson is a doctor, philanthropist and humanitarian, but is perhaps best known as the wife of Sheldon Adelson, a Las Vegas casino magnate considered one of the nation’s most powerful Republican donors. She gets to add a new title Friday when President Donald Trump honors her with the Presidential Medal of Freedom. … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Trump to donor’s wife with Presidential Medal of Freedom