Harvest Prude

Harvest is a political reporter for WORLD's Washington Bureau. She is a World Journalism Institute and Patrick Henry College graduate. Harvest resides in Washington, D.C. Follow her on Twitter @HarvestPrude.

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Democrats prep new funding deal for Trump

by Harvest Prude
Posted 1/24/19, 12:55 pm

WASHINGTON—House Democrats are working on a new a budget proposal that could allot $5.7 billion for border security, but the money would primarily go to immigration judges, drones, and technology for improving U.S. ports of entry—not a wall on the southern border like President Donald Trump has requested. Lawmakers on Thursday described the plan as a work in progress but could unveil it as soon as Friday.

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Cohen delays congressional testimony

by Harvest Prude
Posted 1/24/19, 12:30 pm

WASHINGTON—Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump’s former personal lawyer, has indefinitely postponed his voluntary testimony to the House Oversight and Reform Committee, citing “ongoing threats” against himself and his family, his attorney said Wednesday. Cohen’s lawyer, Lanny Davis, said the threats came primarily from the president and his attorney, Rudy Giuliani. Trump has suggested Cohen’s father-in-law, Fima Shusterman, who has pleaded guilty in the past to financial crimes related to his taxi-medallion business, has ties to organized crime.

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Pelosi refuses to host State of the Union

by Harvest Prude
Posted 1/23/19, 04:39 pm

WASHINGTON—House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., on Wednesday disinvited President Donald Trump from giving the State of the Union address in the House chamber next week. After Trump told Congress he planned to go ahead with the speech despite the partial government shutdown, Pelosi said the House would not approve the resolution required to allow the president to address a joint session of Congress. After originally suggesting Trump deliver the speech on Jan. 29, Pelosi backtracked last week.

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