Harvest Prude

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

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Pressured by conservatives, Trump rejects budget

by Harvest Prude
Posted 12/20/18, 01:52 pm

WASHINGTON—UPDATE: After meeting with President Donald Trump, House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., said the president will not sign the current stopgap funding measure to avert a government shutdown.

Trump seems to have been persuaded by a number of conservative lawmakers who argued he should veto the bill. House Freedom Caucus Chairman Mark Meadows, R-N.C., argued that this was the last chance to secure border wall funding since Democrats, who take control of the House next month, would never agree to it.

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Lawmakers react to Syria troop removal

by Harvest Prude
Posted 12/20/18, 11:15 am

WASHINGTON—Lawmakers from both parties criticized President Donald Trump’s decision Wednesday to withdraw troops from Syria, saying it may open the door for Islamic State (ISIS) to regain territory and power. Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., typically a strong Trump ally, said he feared a repeat of what happened in 2011 when former President Barack Obama pulled troops from Iraq, eventually clearing the way for ISIS to grab territory. “If Obama had done this, we’d be going nuts right now,” Graham said.

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Judges dismiss Kavanaugh ethics complaints

by Harvest Prude
Posted 12/19/18, 01:16 pm

WASHINGTON—A federal panel of judges on Tuesday dismissed all 83 ethics complaints against Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh on the grounds that the panel lacked constitutional authority to review them. The complaints accused Kavanaugh of misleading the Senate about his activities in President George W. Bush’s administration, making partisan statements at his confirmation hearing, and lacking appropriate judicial temperament.

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