Politics
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Judge allows subpoena of Trump’s financial records

by Harvest Prude
Posted 5/21/19, 10:41 am

WASHINGTON—A federal judge on Monday ordered an accounting firm to comply with a congressional subpoena and hand over eight years of President Donald Trump’s financial records. The House Oversight and Reform Committee subpoenaed Trump’s longtime accounting firm, Mazars USA, in April. Democrats said they needed the records to examine whether the president or his businesses violated the Constitution through inappropriate financial entanglements with foreign entities.

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Kushner unveils part of Middle East peace plan

by Harvest Prude
Posted 5/20/19, 12:14 pm

WASHINGTON—The White House announced Sunday that it will hold an economic workshop in Bahrain next month to encourage investments in Palestine, the first stage of its Middle East peace plan. The “Peace to Prosperity” workshop, slated for June 25 and 26 in Manama, Bahrain, will give foreign finance ministers and business executives an opportunity to invest in Palestinian territories to encourage compromise on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

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Equality Act wins House vote

by Harvest Prude
Posted 5/17/19, 01:38 pm

The House of Representatives voted Friday to pass the Equality Act, which would overhaul the Civil Rights and the Fair Housing acts to include sexual orientation and gender identity as protected classes. The bill would affect housing, public accommodations, education, credit, and other areas. It also would expand the definition of “public accommodation” to include any group that provides a good, service, or program and make it illegal for anyone who is being charged with discrimination to invoke the Religious Freedom Restoration Act in defense.

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