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Dianne Feinstein’s climate change discussion with schoolchildren gets heated

Dianne Feinstein’s climate change discussion with schoolchildren gets heated

Sen. Dianne Feinstein clashed Friday with a group of children over climate change policy, criticizing their requests that she back the Green New Deal, accusing them of presenting an ultimatum and contrasting their inability to vote with her three decades in office. The exchange comes as moderate Democrats grapple with the Green New Deal, a…MORE

Trump picks US ambassador to Canada for UN ambassador

Trump picks US ambassador to Canada for UN ambassador

President Donald Trump said Friday he intends to nominate the current American ambassador to Canada to be the new US ambassador to the United Nations. Trump tweeted on Friday evening that he plans to nominate Kelly Knight Craft for the position, following former Ambassador Nikki Haley’s resignation last year. “I am pleased to announce that…MORE

Trump predicts ‘very good chance’ of China trade deal

Trump predicts ‘very good chance’ of China trade deal

President Donald Trump expressed optimism on a trade deal with China, after meeting with Chinese Vice Premier Liu He in the Oval Office on Friday afternoon. “I think we both feel there’s a very good chance the deal will happen,” Trump said, adding that the group of negotiators has “been making a lot of progress.”…MORE

Donald Trump still shows some strength in the Midwest heading into 2020

Donald Trump still shows some strength in the Midwest heading into 2020

First things first: The theme song of the week is Thank You for Being A Friend from the show The Golden Girls written by Andrew Gold and sung by Cynthia Fee. Poll of the week: A Des Moines Register poll puts President Donald Trump’s approval rating in Iowa at 46%, while his disapproval rating in…MORE

Pentagon says it will be months before construction on Trump’s border wall starts

Pentagon says it will be months before construction on Trump’s border wall starts

Even if everything goes according to plan, it will likely be months before construction on President Donald Trump’s sought-after border wall can even start, according to senior defense officials. Trump recently declared a national emergency on the southern border, a move that in theory will allow his administration to tap and repurpose more than $3…MORE

US argues momentum for change in Venezuela is growing despite border violence

US argues momentum for change in Venezuela is growing despite border violence

Self-declared Venezuelan leader Juan Guaido’s supporters and their US backers say he is gaining increasing military support, even as the political standoff with embattled President Nicolas Maduro erupted in violence Friday when security forces at the border killed at least two people. Guaido backers point to increasing numbers of defections as diplomatic staff outside Venezuela…MORE

Black women would not rest until R. Kelly was investigated

Black women would not rest until R. Kelly was investigated

When it came down to it, black women knew they were on their own. They were the ones who kept beating the drum against singer R. Kelly over allegations he’s abused and sexually preyed on black girls and women for decades. Kelly has consistently denied such accusations and has never been convicted of a crime…MORE

‘El Chapo’ Guzmán’s lawyers to seek new trial over alleged jury misconduct

‘El Chapo’ Guzmán’s lawyers to seek new trial over alleged jury misconduct

Attorneys for Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzmán will seek a new trial after a report that jurors at the kingpin’s drug conspiracy trial engaged in misconduct by following media coverage during the months-long proceedings. The head of Mexico’s murderous Sinaloa drug cartel was found guilty earlier this month of all 10 federal criminal counts against him,…MORE

Democrats demand Barr publicly release full Mueller report

Democrats demand Barr publicly release full Mueller report

House Democrats are demanding that Attorney General William Barr release special counsel Robert Mueller’s report to the public, a potential preview of the looming battle over Mueller’s confidential report. Six Democratic committee chairs, led by Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler, sent a letter to Barr on Friday arguing that the public should be given a chance…MORE

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