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Trump talking about John James as frontrunner for UN ambassador

Trump talking about John James as frontrunner for UN ambassador

President Donald Trump has mentioned former Michigan GOP Senate candidate John James as a leading contender for the role of US ambassador to the United Nations, a source close to White House tells CNN. State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert announced Saturday she had withdrawn from consideration as UN ambassador, keeping the position open. The State…MORE

President and CEO of Time’s Up, Lisa Borders, resigns

President and CEO of Time’s Up, Lisa Borders, resigns

Less than two months into the job, Lisa Borders has resigned as the president and CEO of Time’s Up. The announcement came late Monday, first in a tweet by Borders. “As Time’s Up continues to grow, I am proud of the work I have done to shepherd its continued development. Unfortunately, it is with deep…MORE

Elizabeth Warren to release universal child care plan paid by ‘wealth tax’

Elizabeth Warren to release universal child care plan paid by ‘wealth tax’

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren is set to release a sweeping universal child care plan on Tuesday that would guarantee child care from birth until the time children enter school. The proposal marks the Massachusetts Democrat’s second major policy outline to be unveiled this year as she competes for the 2020 Democratic nomination. Last…MORE

Why our politics can’t handle Jussie Smollett

Why our politics can’t handle Jussie Smollett

When actor Jussie Smollett said he had been beaten and left with a noose around his neck by two men shouting slurs and pro-Trump messages in Chicago last month, Democratic politicians couldn’t issue sweeping condemnations quickly enough. California Sen. Kamala Harris called it “an attempted modern-day lynching.” So did New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker. (He…MORE

Queen to perform at the Oscars

Queen to perform at the Oscars

Less than one week until the Oscars, The Academy is still beefing up its list of performers, and its latest addition, they hope, will rock you. The Academy said on Monday that Queen, the band at the center of best picture nominee “Bohemian Rhapsody,” is set to perform on the host-less telecast. Adam Lambert, who…MORE

Amy Klobuchar Fast Facts

Amy Klobuchar Fast Facts

Here is a look at the life of Amy Klobuchar, US senator from Minnesota and 2020 Democratic presidential candidate. Personal:Birth date: May 25, 1960 Birth place: Plymouth, Minnesota Birth name: Amy Jean Klobuchar Father: Jim Klobuchar, Star Tribune columnist Mother: Rose (Heuberger) Klobuchar, teacher Marriage: John Bessler (1993-present) Children: Abigail, 1995 Education: Yale University, B.A.…MORE

Worker details alleged ballot fraud in North Carolina election board hearing

Worker details alleged ballot fraud in North Carolina election board hearing

A North Carolina woman testified Monday that she illegally picked up and falsified absentee ballots in a 2018 congressional election under the direction of a political operative who was working on behalf of the race’s Republican candidate. In the first day of the North Carolina State Board of Elections hearing into election irregularities in the…MORE

Democratic lawmakers ask NRA for answers over 2015 Moscow trip and alleged Russian ties

Democratic lawmakers ask NRA for answers over 2015 Moscow trip and alleged Russian ties

A pair of House Democratic lawmakers is asking the National Rifle Association to answer questions related to potential ties to Russia, including on the gun rights organization’s finances, a 2015 trip to Moscow attended by NRA backers and whether NRA officials communicated with Russian-linked individuals about attempts to interfere in the 2016 US presidential election.…MORE

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