Harvest Prude

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

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Congress readies short-term spending fix

by Harvest Prude
Posted 12/19/18, 10:45 am

WASHINGTON—Lawmakers are working to pass a short-term spending bill to avoid a partial government shutdown Friday, postponing the fight over funding a U.S.-Mexico border wall to next year. Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Richard Shelby, R-Ala., said Tuesday the short-term measure would fund the government until early February. The resolution will likely maintain current spending levels and fund departments including Homeland Security, Justice, State, and Transportation.

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Judge rebukes Flynn, delays sentencing

by Harvest Prude
Posted 12/18/18, 01:31 pm

WASHINGTON—A federal judge on Tuesday agreed to delay the sentencing of former national security adviser Michael Flynn to allow him to cooperate further with the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election. Flynn pleaded guilty a year ago to making false statements to the FBI about his dealings with then–Russian Ambassador to the U.S. Sergey Kislyak before President Donald Trump took office.

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White House eases $5 billion demand for wall

by Harvest Prude
Posted 12/18/18, 01:03 pm

WASHINGTON—The White House signaled on Tuesday it might be willing to compromise on border wall funding to avoid partially shutting down the government Friday at midnight. President Donald Trump previously demanded $5 billion in the federal budget for the wall, his signature campaign promise. Democrats offered only $1.3 billion or at most $1.6 billion for border security. Republicans in Congress proposed stopgap budget bills but largely indicated it was up to the president to cut a deal with Democrats.

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