Harvest Prude

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

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Congress debates war powers

by Harvest Prude
Posted 1/09/20, 12:46 pm

WASHINGTON—The U.S. House of Representatives is scheduled to vote Thursday afternoon on a resolution to limit what military action President Donald Trump can take against Iran. Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., announced she would move forward with the war powers resolution after Trump administration officials briefed Congress on Wednesday on Trump’s decision to order the drone strike that killed Iranian Gen. Qassem Soleimani last week.

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Indicted California congressman resigns

by Harvest Prude
Posted 1/09/20, 12:09 pm

WASHINGTON—U.S. Rep. Duncan Hunter, R-Calif., informed House leadership on Tuesday of his intent to vacate his congressional seat on Monday. Hunter pleaded guilty in December to a federal charge of conspiracy to misuse campaign funds after denying wrongdoing for more than a year. In 2018, Hunter and his wife, Margaret, were indicted on charges of using $250,000 in campaign funds for things like family vacations, school tuition, and five extramarital affairs.

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Trump responds to Iran missile strikes

by Harvest Prude
Posted 1/08/20, 01:04 pm

WASHINGTON—President Donald Trump edged back from what many feared was the brink of war with Iran on Wednesday. He said in a televised address that Iran appeared to be “standing down” after an overnight missile strike on U.S. military positions in Iraq. No Americans died in the attack.

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