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 hammers 9th Circuit after Roberts’ defense

by Harvest Prude & Lynde Langdon
Posted 11/23/18, 12:44 pm

Chief Justice John Roberts and President Donald Trump sparred this week over perceived bias in the federal judiciary. The spat arose after U.S. District Judge Jon Tigar, an appointee of President Barack Obama, issued a temporary stop Monday to a Trump executive order that would have granted asylum only to immigrants who legally enter the country. Speaking with reporters, Trump remarked that Tigar was an “Obama judge.”

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Some House races still wrapping up

by Harvest Prude
Posted 11/21/18, 01:38 pm

The first Republican African-American woman in Congress has lost her reelection bid in Utah, while another tight race in New York also was decided in a Democrat’s favor. In final results posted Tuesday, Rep. Mia Love lost to Democratic Salt Lake County Mayor Ben McAdams by just 694 votes in Utah’s suburban 4th District. McAdams’ 0.258-point margin of victory put him just beyond the reach of a recount and follows a trend of Democrats flipping House seats in suburban districts in the Nov. 6 midterm elections.

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Trump answers Mueller questions in writing

by Harvest Prude
Posted 11/21/18, 11:36 am

WASHINGTON—President Donald Trump has submitted written answers to special counsel Robert Mueller’s office related to its investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election, White House counsel said Tuesday. The written answers represent a compromise nearly a year in the making that lets the president avoid a sit-down interview.

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