U.S. Ambassador to Norway Kenneth Braithwaite got the green light as a nominee for Navy secretary after convincing Senate leaders he didn’t violate government disclosure requirements, Politico reported. If confirmed by the Senate, Braithwaite will replace Richard Spencer, who President Donald Trump fired in late November over his handling of Navy SEAL Chief Eddie Gallagher’s
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Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer ripped the Trump administration’s latest response to the coronavirus outbreak, saying Americans “need to hear the unfiltered truth.” The New York Democrat’s comments were posted on Twitter after acting White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney said the virus is likely to cause disruptions to everyday life in the U.S.,
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Secretary of State Michael Pompeo defended the Trump administration’s Mideast policy and the targeted killing of Iranian General Qassem Soleimani last month during a contentious hearing with House lawmakers Friday. “He was the regime’s top terrorist” and “removing him from the battlefield was a de-escalatory measure,” Pompeo told the House Foreign Affairs Committee. He said
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President Donald Trump’s choice of Vice President Mike Pence to oversee the nation’s response to the new coronavirus threat is bringing renewed scrutiny to the former governor’s handling of an HIV outbreak in southern Indiana when he was governor. Pence reluctantly agreed to authorize a needle exchange program in Scott County in March 2015 after
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Attorney General William Barr said Thursday that Americans “have a moral obligation” to help members of law enforcement with mental health issues, CBS News reports. Barr spoke at the International Association of Chiefs of Police conference in Miami, a gathering that focused on the safety and wellness of law enforcement officers. “Officers are seeing the
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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., slammed the choice of Vice President Mike Pence to lead the government’s fight against the coronavirus outbreak. Her comments came after President Donald Trump had designated Pence the point person in a new coronavirus prevention task force. In tweets posted Wednesday, Ocasio-Cortez called his selection “irresponsible.” She wrote: “Mike Pence literally
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Mike Bloomberg’s campaign said Wednesday it would air a new 30-second ad, one entitled “Pandemic,” saying the U.S. is ill-prepared for the threat posed by the spread of the coronavirus because of President Donald Trump’s budget cuts at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and other agencies. “With the virus officially hitting the U.S. and
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Amid House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s, D-Calif., criticism of his coronavirus response, President Donald Trump fired back, calling her “incompetent” and saying she is trying to create a “panic” for a political gain. “She’s trying to create a panic,” Trump told reporters in a special White House briefing Wednesday night. “And there’s no reason to panic. We
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The Department of Justice’s intervention in Roger Stone’s case gives off a “whiff of favoritism,” says Stuart M. Gerson, a former deputy to Attorney General William Barr. Stone, a friend of President Donald Trump, last week was sentenced to more than three years in prison for obstruction, witness tampering and lying to Congress. Prosecutors had initially
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Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Wednesday urged party unity amid Bernie Sanders’ surge in the presidential race, even as House Democrats worry about a volatile election season that could put a self-described democratic socialist atop the ticket and threaten their majority. “I would hope that everyone would say, no matter who the nominee is for president,
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Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg slammed rival Bernie Sanders in Tuesday’s debate as multiple White House hopefuls piled on the Vermont democratic socialist senator for saying positive things about former Cuban dictator Fidel Castro and other Communist leaders. “I am not looking forward to a scenario where it comes down to Donald Trump with his
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Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., said Tuesday he would consider moving the U.S. Embassy in Israel back to Tel Aviv from Jerusalem if he is elected president. The comment came in response to a question during Tuesday’s Democratic debate in South Carolina. If elected, Sanders would be America’s first Jewish president, but, as CBS News debate
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The entire field of Democratic candidates trying to catch frontrunner Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., is in a “make-or-break moment” for Tuesday night’s debate, Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C., told Fox News’ “America’s Newsroom.” “If they do not take on Bernie Sanders, they are all in trouble if they’re going to win the nomination,” Scott said. Scott stressed the
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Mike Bloomberg’s campaign has been sharing internal polling information with Democrats that shows the House majority would be in jeopardy if Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., captures the party’s presidential nomination, The Hill is reporting. The campaign reportedly surveyed voters in 42 districts where lawmakers are part of a Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee’s program that defends incumbents
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Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D.-Minn., released a medical report Monday that proclaims her to be in “very good health” as she pursues the Democratic nomination for president against candidates in their 70s who have faced questions about their own health. “Sen. Amy J. Klobuchar is in very good health,” wrote Jennifer McKeand of Women’s Health Consultants
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The political divide in the United States might become more than just a battle on policy, as conservative areas in deep-blue states are talking about breaking off their borders, The Washington Times reported. Oregon, Virginia, California, New York, and Illinois are five states whose rural areas are increasingly disenchanted with the liberal politics of their urban cities,
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President Donald Trump has been clear that he wants people in his administration “who want to forward his agenda,” White House Deputy Press Secretary Hogan Gidley said Monday, adding that while he hasn’t seen reported lists of “disloyal” people to be replaced, “appropriate action” will be taken against people working against the president.  “Donald Trump
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President Donald Trump’s allies have been putting together lists of government officials considered to be disloyal to him, along with pro-Trump personnel to replace them, Axios reported on Sunday. These lists, which have been worked on since 2018 but have taken on added significance since Trump’s acquittal in the Senate impeachment trial, have been put together
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