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Trump trying to postpone presidential elections

President Donald Trump’s suggestion on Thursday the Nov. 3 presidential election be delayed due to voter fraud was immediately rejected by lawmakers and dismissed by legal experts, but it raises the specter of a disputed election that could take weeks or even months to resolve. Here are some of the …

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Pentagon deploying missile defence systems in Kuwait

The U.S. State Department has approved a possible $1.425 billion sale of Patriot air and missile defense system components and upgrades to Kuwait, the Pentagon said on Thursday after notifying Congress of the certification. The Pentagon’s Defense Security Cooperation Agency said the State Department had approved the sale of 84 …

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Trump refuses to shake Pelosi’s hand at speech

It was a historic State of the Union Address – conducted the day after the Democrat’s chaotic Iowa caucuses and the day before the Senate renders its verdict in the president’s impeachment trial. At times belligerent, at times emotional, Donald Trump delivered what will probably be his final speech to …

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Nancy Pelosi in Jordan for royal talks

U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and other senior members of Congress held talks in Jordan on Saturday with King Abdullah II and other top Jordanian officials. Pelosi said in a statement the visit was at “a critical time for the security and stability of the region… With the deepening crisis …

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Nancy Pelosi expresses gratitude for Trump recall

U.S. House of Representatives’ Speaker Nancy Pelosi said on Friday she was glad that President Donald Trump called off planned military strikes on Iranian targets, saying the collateral damage would have been “very provocative.” “A strike of that amount of collateral damage would be very provocative, and I’m glad the …

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Trump, Impeachment, and Media Hype

The news that Trump’s lawyer has plead guilty to campaign violations has created a media storm and reopened questions about impeaching Trump or unseating him another way. However, there are two questions that impact on the case: did Trump violate campaign contribution laws and even if he did, can he …

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US lawmakers table bill meant to ‘tighten’ terms of Iran nuclear deal

US lawmakers have put forward a bill at the House of Representatives, seeking to “tighten” the term of a 2015 multinational nuclear deal with Iran, despite international warnings for Washington to stop attempts to undermine the accord. The so-called “Iran Freedom Policy and Sanctions Act” was introduced by Republican representative Peter Roskam …

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JCPOA issues must be addressed under its own mechanisms: UN chief

United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres has called for the implementation of Iran’s nuclear deal based on its “mechanisms,” stressing that it must be preserved.   “The (nuclear deal) constitutes a major achievement of nuclear non-proliferation and diplomacy, and has contributed to regional and international peace and security,” said Guterres’ …

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Pentagon evaluating U.S. West Coast missile defense sites – officials

The U.S. agency tasked with protecting the country from missile attacks is scouting the West Coast for places to deploy new anti-missile defenses, two Congressmen said on Saturday, as North Korea’s missile tests raise concerns about how the United States would defend itself from an attack. West Coast defenses would likely include Terminal High Altitude …

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Trump’s generals thwart him on the Iran deal

It’s no secret that President Trump is desperate to withdraw the United States from the Iran deal. Trump blatantly resents the agreement, the crowning foreign policy achievement of the Obama administration, and lambastes it whenever he can. That included his speech last month at the U.N. General Assembly, during which he called …

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Tom Price Flies Off Into the Sunset

Tom Price resigned as secretary of Health and Human Services Friday, amid a controversy over spending more than $1 million in taxpayer money on private and military jets.Price “offered his resignation earlier today and the president accepted,” the White House said in a terse statement sent late Friday afternoon. Don …

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Trump slams Facebook as lawmakers await ads amid Russia probe

U.S. President Donald Trumpon Wednesday criticized Facebook Inc (FB.O) as “anti-Trump” and questioned its role during the 2016 presidential campaign, amid probes into alleged Russian interference in the election and possible collusion by Trump’s associates. His salvo came as the social media giant prepares to hand over 3,000 political ads to congressional investigators that it has said …

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