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President of Iran, Hassan Rouhani speaks during the National Combat Board Meeting with Coronavirus (Covid-19) in Tehran, Iran on Nov. 21, 2020. Iranian Presidency Handout | Anadolu Agency | Getty Images WASHINGTON – Iran rejected on Sunday an invitation from global powers who signed the 2015 nuclear deal to discuss the regime’s potential return to
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Democrats cannot include a $15 per hour minimum wage in their $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief package, a Senate official ruled Thursday, derailing for now a party priority and a raise for millions of Americans. Nonpartisan Senate parliamentarian Elizabeth MacDonough determined lawmakers could not include the policy under budget reconciliation, CNBC confirmed. She and her staff
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During his first year in office, President Barack Obama enjoyed a congressional “supermajority”: Wide enough margins of power in both chambers of Congress that allowed agenda items to pass without Republican support. But when Republican Scott Brown won a special election to fill the seat of the late Democratic Sen. Ted Kennedy, the number of
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Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman approved an operation to capture or kill journalist Jamal Khashoggi in 2018, according to a U.S. intelligence report that could further strain U.S.-Saudi relations as the White House reassesses ties with Riyadh. The report by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, released Friday, cited the crown prince’s
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The Saudi crown prince’s actions in the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi might have left the kingdom’s sovereign wealth fund vulnerable to consequences, according to a former leading diplomat in the Obama administration. The Biden administration on Friday released a previously classified intelligence report that assessed Mohammed bin Salman of Saudi Arabia approved the plan
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Emma Coronel Aispuro, the wife of Mexican drug cartel boss Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, appears before U.S. Magistrate Judge Robin Meriweather and her lawyer Jeffrey Lichtman during a virtual hearing in federal court in Washington, D.C., February 23, 2021 in this courtroom sketch. Jane Rosenberg | Reuters WASHINGTON – A federal judge ordered the wife
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Dominion Voting Systems, a primary target of baseless conspiracy theories about the 2020 presidential election, will “definitely” file more lawsuits against those who pushed those false claims, the company’s CEO said Tuesday. CEO John Poulos, whose company filed a $1.3 billion defamation suit a day earlier against MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell, confirmed that more legal
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Neera Tanden, President Joe Biden’s nominee for Director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), attends a hearing with the Senate Committee on the Budget on Capitol Hill in Washington, February 10, 2021. Anna Moneymaker | Pool | Reuters President Joe Biden’s administration is being urged to start looking for possible replacement nominees for
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New York Attorney General Letitia James said Monday that her office is continuing to actively investigate the Trump Organization’s alleged inflation and deflation of property values to evade tax liability in the state and receive other financial benefits. James also said that the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to allow the Manhattan District Attorney office to
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Jessica Marie Watkins (2nd from L) and Donovan Ray Crowl (Center), both from Ohio, march down the east front steps of the U.S. Capitol with the Oath Keepers militia group among supporters of U.S. President Donald Trump in Washington, January 6, 2021. Both have since been indicted by federal authorities for their roles in the
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Judge Merrick Garland, U.S. President-elect Joe Biden’s nominee to be U.S. Attorney General, speaks as Biden listens while announcing his Justice Department nominees at his transition headquarters in Wilmington, Delaware, January 7, 2021. Kevin Lamarque | Reuters Merrick Garland is finally getting his day before the Senate. Garland, President Joe Biden‘s pick to be attorney
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City workers and volunteers distribute bottled water at Delmar Stadium, in Houston, Texas, U.S., on Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2021. Bloomberg | Bloomberg | Getty Images President Joe Biden has approved a major disaster declaration for Texas as the state grapples with widespread power outages and water shortages amid freezing winter conditions, the Federal Emergency Management
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Neera Tanden, President Joe Biden’s nominee for Director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), testifies during a Senate Committee on the Budget hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, February 10, 2021. Andrew Harnik | Pool | Reuters Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin will vote against Neera Tanden’s nomination to lead the Office of Management
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Former President Donald Trump continues to rage at top Republicans who have criticized him, despite some advisors insisting he should take aim at President Joe Biden and Democratic leaders instead, according to people familiar with the matter. Sen. John Thune, the No. 2 Republican in the Senate, and longtime GOP political operative Karl Rove are
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