Harvest Prude

Harvest is a graduate of the World Journalism Institute and a reporter for WORLD.

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Senators push to temporarily reopen government

by Harvest Prude
Posted 1/25/19, 11:01 am

WASHINGTON—With the partial government shutdown reaching its 35th day Friday and about 800,000 federal workers missing another round of paychecks, the Senate is once again scrambling to negotiate a funding compromise. After two competing bills aimed at alleviating the shutdown failed to muster enough support on the Senate floor Thursday, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., met with Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., to discuss how to break the stalemate.

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Mueller indicts Trump campaign adviser Stone

by Harvest Prude
Posted 1/25/19, 10:40 am

WASHINGTON—Special counsel Robert Mueller’s office on Friday charged Roger Stone, an informal political adviser to President Donald Trump, with lying to Congress and attempting to obstruct the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election. Stone was indicted on seven counts: one for witness tampering, one for obstruction of justice, and five for making false statements. FBI agents arrested him before dawn Friday at his home in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. He is expected to appear in federal court later in the day.

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Budget bills fail in the Senate, talks ongoing

by Harvest Prude
Posted 1/24/19, 05:32 pm

WASHINGTON—The Senate rejected competing Democratic and Republican bills to end the 34-day partial government shutdown Thursday, the day before 800,000 federal workers are set to miss another paycheck. The Senate first voted 50-47 for a plan back by President Donald Trump that included $5.7 billion for funding a southern border wall. Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., supported that bill, but it didn’t receive the necessary 60 votes for a budget bill to advance. The Democratic proposal won over six Republicans—Sens.

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