Harvest Prude

Harvest is a graduate of the World Journalism Institute and a reporter for WORLD.

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Partial shutdown heads into new year, divided Congress

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

The partial federal government shutdown is poised to continue into the new year and a divided Congress with all eyes on negotiations between President Donald Trump and Democratic leaders. There is no compromise in the works, as the president, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) dig in their heels.

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Trump, Graham defend Syria withdrawal

by Harvest Prude
Posted 12/31/18, 12:37 pm

President Donald Trump on Monday defended his decision to withdraw U.S. troops from Syria, tweeting that Islamic State (ISIS) was “mostly gone” and that withdrawing troops would fulfill campaign promises. The president announced on Dec. 19 that the United States would withdraw the remaining 2,000 troops from the war-torn country.

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Budget battle stalls as shutdown continues

by Harvest Prude
Posted 12/27/18, 12:07 pm

Congress meets Thursday for the first time since the government partially shut down last weekend, but lawmakers have not presented any workable solutions for the border wall funding dispute between President Donald Trump and Democrats.

The White House has talked with lawmakers to try to narrow the gap between the $1.3 billion Democrats have proposed for border security and Trump’s desired $5.7 billion for the wall, but they have not yet come to a concrete agreement.

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