Trump Names Mar-A-Lago Member And Handbag Designer As Ambassador

President Donald Trump on Wednesday announced his intention to nominate Lana Marks, a luxury handbag designer, as the U.S. ambassador to South Africa. She is also a member of the president’s exclusive Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida, multiple outlets reported. Marks has no prior diplomatic experience. She was born and raised in South Africa and, according to the White House, speaks […]

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U.S. judge refuses Russian firm's bid to dismiss Mueller indictment

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A federal judge on Thursday refused to dismiss criminal charges against a Russian company accused by U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller of funding a propaganda operation to sway the 2016 presidential election in Donald Trump’s favor. The ruling by Judge Dabney Friedrich in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia came after lawyers for Concord […]

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Brexit is Jacob Rees-Mogg’s big moment – here’s a reminder of his views

Brexiteer Jacob Rees-Mogg has fired the starting gun on a challenge to Theresa May’s leadership today. It’s his big moment – the pinnacle of months of campaigning for a hard Brexit he knew the Prime Minister wouldn’t deliver. The famously plummy-voiced Old Etonian chairs the European Research Group, a forum for the Tories’ extreme Eurosceptic backbenchers. Today he wrote to […]

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Manitoba PCs maintain strong support over NDP in latest poll

Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister and his party have a strong lead over the opposition NDP, according to the latest public opinion poll from Mainstreet Research. The poll shows Pallister’s Progressive Conservatives holding a 14-point lead over Wab Kinew and the NDP. “The Pallister PCs hold a strong lead over the NDP despite losing two points since we last polled in […]

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Trump Claims — Without Proof — That Voters Changed Clothes to Cast Ballots Twice in Midterms

As election results continue to roll in from this month’s midterms, Donald Trump is making wild new — and wholly unsubstantiated — allegations about voter fraud, including suggesting that voters cast multiple ballots by simply returning to polling places over and over again in new outfits. “The Republicans don’t win and that’s because of potentially illegal votes,” the president claimed […]

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Utah Republican Mia Love sues to halt vote count in tight race

Republican Rep. Mia Love sued to halt vote counting in the Utah race where she is trailing her Democratic challenger by a razor-thin margin, saying her campaign must be allowed to issue challenges if they dispute the validity of mail-in ballots. In a contest where “every single vote is crucial,” the Love campaign claimed poll-watchers have seen a few cases […]

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Florida law on matching ballot signatures being applied unconstitutionally: Judge

In the latest legal twist in the Florida vote recount controversy, a federal judge has ruled that the state’s laws requiring signatures on ballots to match those on file are being applied unconstitutionally. Interested in Midterm Elections? U.S. District Chief Judge Mark Walker has granted a preliminary injunction, sought by Democratic incumbent Sen. Bill Nelson, ordering Florida’s secretary of state […]

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Citizenship query will not cause U.S. census undercount: official

NEW YORK (Reuters) – The U.S. Census Bureau’s top scientist on Wednesday insisted the bureau can get a full count of American residents during the 2020 census, despite the Trump administration’s addition of a question on citizenship. The agency’s chief scientist, John Abowd, made the comments in testimony in federal court in New York, where a group of U.S. states, […]

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