Harvest Prude

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

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Intel officials warn Congress of election interference

by Harvest Prude
Posted 2/21/20, 12:32 pm

WASHINGTON—Russia is actively meddling in the 2020 presidential election process, intelligence officers told a bipartisan meeting of House lawmakers on Feb. 13. A New York Times report said officials warned that the Russians are working to help President Donald Trump’s campaign, a conclusion Republicans dispute. They say Trump has been tough on Russia so it doesn’t make sense that the Kremlin would want him reelected.

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Love across the aisle

Politics | How today’s political divisiveness affects dating and marriage
by Harvest Prude
Posted 2/20/20, 03:52 pm

WASHINGTON—She is a liberal psychoanalyst. He is a conservative political journalist. Since getting married in 1980, New Yorkers Jeanne Safer and Richard Brookhiser learned character counts more than politics.

“The most essential thing in a person is not whom they vote for, but do they show up when you need them?” Safer said. When she was in the hospital for a month for cancer treatment, “several people who agree with me perfectly didn’t show up,” she said. But her husband was there every day.

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Trump ally Stone headed to prison

by Harvest Prude
Posted 2/20/20, 01:21 pm

WASHINGTON—Roger Stone, political strategist and longtime ally of President Donald Trump, will spend up to 40 months in prison on corruption charges. A jury convicted him last year of obstruction of justice, lying to Congress, and witness tampering. He allegedly tried to discover WikiLeaks’ plans to release stolen emails damaging to Hillary Clinton during the 2016 presidential campaign and then attempted to cover it up. U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson also gave Stone a $20,000 fine and 24 months probation in addition to the prison time.

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