Harvest Prude

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

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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.

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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.

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Booker joins crowded 2020 Democratic field

by Harvest Prude
Posted 2/01/19, 12:15 pm

WASHINGTON—As expected, Sen. Cory Booker of New Jersey announced Friday he will seek the Democratic presidential nomination in 2020, calling for Americans to unite around a common purpose. “We can build a country where no one is forgotten, no one is left behind, where parents can put food on the table, where there are good-paying jobs with good benefits in every neighborhood, where our criminal justice system keeps us safe,” he said in a video posted on Twitter.

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