Harvest Prude

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

Associated Press/Photo by Burhan Ozbilici (file)

Iraq questions Trump’s military plans

by Harvest Prude
Posted 2/04/19, 12:31 pm

Iraqi lawmakers are pushing back against U.S. plans to bulk up American troop numbers in the country after comments from President Donald Trump. In a Sunday interview with CBS News, Trump revealed that while he will continue withdrawing troops from Syria, the United States will strengthen its military presence in Iraq to oppose Islamic State (ISIS) from there. He said an enhanced presence would also allow the U.S. military to monitor terrorism concerns in neighboring Iran.

Read more

Associated Press/Photo by Steve Helber

Virginia governor battles scandal

by Harvest Prude
Posted 2/04/19, 12:05 pm

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam, a Democrat, is rebuffing calls for his resignation over racist photos in his 1984 medical school yearbook. A photo from his personal page in the Eastern Virginia Medical School publication surfaced on Friday showing two people standing side-by-side, one wearing blackface and another wearing a Ku Klux Klan robe. Northam issued an apology Friday, though he did not say which costume was his. Then, during a Saturday news conference, he denied he was in the photo, though he disclosed he once wore blackface to imitate singer Michael Jackson at a dance contest.

Read more

Associated Press/Photo by J. Scott Applewhite

Border negotiations stall

by Harvest Prude
Posted 2/01/19, 01:03 pm

WASHINGTON—With another possible partial government shutdown just two weeks away, President Donald Trump said Thursday he doubts whether lawmakers will reach a compromise on border security. The White House maintains that any long-term funding deal must include money for a wall along the southern U.S. border. The president believes negotiating with Congress will be a “waste of time” because of the Democrats’ staunch opposition to a wall, he told The New York Times on Thursday.

Read more