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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Trump picks Heather Nauert as UN ambassador

by Harvest Prude
Posted 12/07/18, 10:55 am

WASHINGTON—President Donald Trump announced Friday he is nominating State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert to succeed Nikki Haley as U.S. ambassador to the United Nations. The former Fox News reporter became acting undersecretary for public diplomacy and public affairs earlier this year after first joining the State Department under the Trump administration in April 2017.

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A long time coming

Congress | Congress finally approves aid for Christians and other religious minorities in Iraq and Syria
by Harvest Prude
Posted 12/06/18, 04:56 pm

WASHINGTON—After years of delays, persecuted religious minorities victimized by Islamic State (ISIS) in 2014 in Iraq and Syria are set to get some relief from the U.S. government.

Congress last week unanimously passed The Iraq and Syria Genocide Relief and Accountability Act, designed to provide aid to Christians, Yazidis, Shia Muslims, and other religious minorities that underwent displacement and genocide at the hands of ISIS.

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Transgender import

| President Trump is pushing Congress to ratify his signature trade deal, but progressive social provisions make it a tough pill for conservative lawmakers to swallow
by Harvest Prude
Posted 12/06/18, 03:25 pm

Dairy quotas and steel tariffs do not bring to mind progressive sexual orientation and gender identity (SOGI) policies. But that’s exactly what negotiators slipped into the new United States–Mexico–Canada Agreement (USMCA) that leaders of all three countries signed in late November.

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