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WASHINGTON | ‘Look at me:’ Women confront Flake on Kavanaugh support

WASHINGTON — Two women cornered Sen. Jeff Flake in an elevator Friday, moments after he announced he would vote to confirm Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court as emotions ran high in the U.S. Capitol. Through tears, the women implored the Arizona Republican to change his mind. A day earlier, the senators heard hours of … Continue reading WASHINGTON | ‘Look at me:’ Women confront Flake on Kavanaugh support

WASHINGTON | The Latest: Democrat Donnelly a ‘no’ vote on Kavanaugh

WASHINGTON — The Latest on the Supreme Court nomination of Brett Kavanaugh (all times local): 12:30 p.m. The dean of Yale Law School is calling for additional investigation into sexual misconduct allegations against Brett Kavanaugh before the Senate votes on his nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court. Dean Heather Gerken said in statement Friday that … Continue reading WASHINGTON | The Latest: Democrat Donnelly a ‘no’ vote on Kavanaugh

Missouri Political News: Ashcroft Encourages Missourians to Vote, Visits Local Election Officials

Jefferson City, MO — Missouri Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft is encouraging eligible Missourians to get out and vote in today’s primary election. “If you’re registered to vote, you can vote — and we need you to vote,” Ashcroft said.  “For everyone who doesn’t vote, we lose their wisdom and their experience.  The more of … Continue reading Missouri Political News: Ashcroft Encourages Missourians to Vote, Visits Local Election Officials

WASHINGTON | Senate calls for more say on tariffs in bipartisan vote

WASHINGTON  — Lawmakers went on record Wednesday to express their frustration with the Trump administration’s growing use of tariffs as the Senate passed a nonbinding resolution designed to give Congress more say about trade penalties imposed in the name of national security. The measure, which passed by an 88-11 vote, directs Capitol Hill negotiators trying … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Senate calls for more say on tariffs in bipartisan vote

ATHENS, Greece  | Greek lawmakers debate no-confidence vote amid name dispute

ATHENS, Greece  — Greek lawmakers debated for a second day Friday a no-confidence motion against the government over its tentative agreement to end a decades-old dispute with neighboring Macedonia over its name. Outside parliament in central Athens, a few hundred people protested the deal, waving Greek flags and shouting slogans accusing the government of treasonous … Continue reading ATHENS, Greece  | Greek lawmakers debate no-confidence vote amid name dispute

BUJUMBURA, Burundi  | ‘Castrate the enemy’: Violence grips Burundi ahead of vote

BUJUMBURA, Burundi  — One ruling party official urged supporters “to castrate the enemy.” Another called for drowning the regime’s opponents in a lake. Such hate speech spells trouble in Burundi, which is still reeling from President Pierre Nkurunziza’s decision in 2015 to seek a disputed third term that provoked street protests and led to an … Continue reading BUJUMBURA, Burundi  | ‘Castrate the enemy’: Violence grips Burundi ahead of vote