Harvest Prude

Harvest is a reporter for WORLD based in Washington, D.C.

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Legislating religious liberty

Politics | Supreme Court decision draws new attention to “Fairness for All” proposal
by Harvest Prude
Posted 6/18/20, 04:19 pm

WASHINGTON—Lawmakers have filed bills to make sexual orientation and gender identity protected classes in the workplace during every session of Congress since 1994, but none have made it to a president’s desk. Now, as Justice Samuel Alito wrote in a dissenting opinion this week, the U.S. Supreme Court has done much of their job for them.

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Trump signs police reform order

by Harvest Prude
Posted 6/16/20, 05:23 pm

President Donald Trump met with the families of Botham Jean, Antwon Rose Jr., Jemel Roberson, and Ahmaud Arbery—all victims of police or vigilante violence—before giving a speech in the White House Rose Garden on Tuesday. In response to nationwide protests, the president signed an executive order to combat excessive police force. The family of George Floyd, the man killed during an arrest attempt in Minneapolis on May 25, was not present.

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Grassley’s latest stand on inspector general removals not his first

Politics | The Iowa senator also pushed the Obama and Trump administrations over previous ousters
by Harvest Prude
Posted 6/11/20, 02:30 pm

In a bid to get answers on the handful of inspectors general President Donald Trump has recently fired or demoted, Senate Finance Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, upped his pressure on the administration last week by announcing a block of two of the president’s executive nominees. 

It’s not the first time Grassley has wielded holds to get what he wants from the administration.

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