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Trump says Bidens came up in Ukraine call

by Harvest Prude
Posted 9/23/19, 12:22 pm

WASHINGTON—President Donald Trump said Sunday he had discussed former Vice President Joe Biden’s family with Ukranian President Volodymyr Zelensky. The phone call in July became the subject of a whistleblower report that Congress and the White House sparred over last week. The president said he expressed concern about the business dealings of Joe Biden’s son, Hunter, in the country, but he did not offer anything in exchange for the Ukrainians to investigate.

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Trump picks Bolton’s successor

by Harvest Prude
Posted 9/18/19, 12:51 pm

WASHINGTON—President Donald Trump on Wednesday announced he was appointing State Department hostage negotiator Robert O’Brien as his new national security adviser.

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Cucumber time

News analysis | Coping with Washington’s silly season 
by Marvin Olasky
Posted 8/29/19, 09:35 pm

I read the news today, oh boy / … I just had to laugh / I saw the photograph (the Beatles, 1967).  

British and American journalists since the 19th century have known August as “the silly season,” the time when both Parliament and Congress are out of session: less political news, more opportunity to fill pages with accounts of trivial or frivolous matters. So we’ve had photos of bare-chested Vladimir Putin, a dozen people squeezing into a phone booth, massive vegetables, escaped cows, and dogs on surfboards.

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