Longtime Iowa Republican joins Democratic party, citing rift with Trump

Iowa’s longest-serving Republican state lawmaker has switched to the Democratic Party, citing President Donald Trump’s behavior and the GOP’s shift to the right. Interested in Donald Trump? State Rep. Andy McKean, who was first elected to the Iowa legislature in 1978 and has served in both chambers, said Tuesday that despite the disappointment from friends and colleagues, his support of […]

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Spotlight Turns to Stephen Moore After Cain Drops Bid for Fed Board Seat

Herman Cain’s withdrawal from consideration for a seat on the Federal Reserve Board has intensified the scrutiny of President Donald Trump’s other controversial choice for the central bank, economics writer Stephen Moore. Like Cain, Moore has yet to be formally nominated for the board. His background check continues, and Trump hasn’t signaled he’s reconsidering, according to a person familiar with […]

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Mayor Guides Twitter User To ‘Call Police’ On Jewish ‘Invaders’

A New Jersey mayor is backpedaling on Twitter after advising a constituent to call police on the Jewish “invaders” whom the user was complaining about. John G. Ducey, mayor of Brick Township, New Jersey, was responding to an abhorrently anti-Semitic tweet on Tuesday by user @simms10471, who asked if the city could “please do something about our parks and beaches. […]

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London city council approves 4-year strategic plan

A guide that sets the course for the next four years at London City Hall has been approved. In a months-long process to form a strategic plan, city politicians called on members of the public for input through ward meetings, focus groups and online surveys. The process identified a new vision, mission, set of values, and five strategic areas of […]

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Kim Jong Un rode his bulletproof armored train from North Korea to Russia's extreme east for his first-ever meeting with Vladimir Putin

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has arrived in Russia, where he will meet President Vladimir Putin. Kim traveled from North Korea to eastern Russia in his family’s bulletproof armored train. Russian girls in costume presented him with bread and salt — a traditional welcome for an honored guest. Kim and Putin are expected to discuss North Korea’s nuclear program […]

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Black students to 2020 Dems: We want to see policies, not pandering

WASHINGTON – Jada Grant hasn’t decided who will get her first-ever vote for president next year. The freshman at Morgan State University wants candidates to talk about how they would create more jobs in cities like Baltimore, ensure that former inmates can vote and help students like her finish college without a mountain of debt. “I’ve seen the rhetoric, but I haven’t seen the policies,” […]

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‘A really big deal’: Trump says Supreme Court should back citizenship question on 2020 Census

WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump lobbied the Supreme Court on Wednesday to uphold his administration’s plan to ask people in the 2020 census whether or not they are U.S. citizens. “The American people deserve to know who is in this Country,” Trump tweeted. “Yesterday, the Supreme Court took up the Census Citizenship question, a really big deal. MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!” […]

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