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Will James Comey testify in public?

Will James Comey testify in public?

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Former FBI Director James Comey on Thursday, moved to block a subpoena from Republican members of the House Judiciary Committee and House Oversight Committee. GOP lawmakers who are investigating the FBI’s role in the 2016 presidential election have sent summons to both Comey and former attorney General Loretta Lynch. Republicans have ordered Comey and Lynch…

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Midterm Elections: Democrats take lead of the House with biggest margin

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The largest midterm elections victory in the history of the United States was bagged by Democrats this year. Democrats took control of the House of Representatives by surpassing the record of 8.7 million votes in 1974, the post-Watergate election. According to the data compiled by the Cook Political Report, a non-partisan political analysis website, Democrats lead the…

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With G20 around the corner, China-US tensions soar

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A meeting between Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping, is due to take place this week at the G20 summit in Argentina. However, the business leaders and analysts have already started to express disappointment due to China-US tensions. The Trump administration is set to increase tariff rate on $200 bn worth of Chinese exports…

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US-Saudi relations face “unprecedented disruption” following Khashoggi’s death

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On Wednesday, a Middle East scholar said that the recent death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi has led to an “unprecedented disruption” in US-Saudi relations. Hussein Ibish, 55, a senior resident scholar at The Arab Gulf States Institute in Washington, has an active role in advocacy for Arab causes in the United States. Ibish told media…

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US Sanctions a Network from Rival Countries over Oil Shipment to Syria

US Sanctions a Network from Rival Countries over Oil Shipment to Syria

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The United States relations with Iran and Russia have been straining lately. The US actions against both countries have now led them to coalesce against their opponent, forming a network to send million of barrels of oil to Syria and hundreds of millions of dollars to indirectly fund militant groups Hamas and Hezbollah. According to…

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Amidst corruption allegations, Brenda Snipes resigns from Broward elections office

Amidst corruption allegations, Brenda Snipes resigns from Broward elections office

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Brenda Snipes, the supervisor of Elections for Broward County, Florida, resigned late Sunday night. Her resignation will be effective from January 2019. Snipes was appointed as the supervisor of elections in 2003 by Governor Jeb Bush, a Republican. She took over her predecessor Miriam Oliphant, who was removed from the office for fraud in handling…

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Mike Pence: US Not Demanding North Korea to Provide List of Missile Sites

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Mike Pence, the US Vice President on Thursday, said that his country will not require North Korea to provide a full list of its nuclear and missile sites. He issued the statement following President Trump’s upcoming meet, which is scheduled for early part of the next year. The two sides, Washington and Pyongyang have been…

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US china trade war might settle after G-20 summit

US-China Trade War Might Settle on the Sidelines of G20 Summit

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The US-China trade war, after upsetting the demand and supply forces and wasting billions on taxes, is finally headed towards a dialogue. White House economic adviser, Larry Kudlow, informed that both nations have resumed contact “at all levels” over trade, ahead of a planned meeting between US President Donald Trump and China’s Xi Jinping. The…

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Kevin McCarthy to lead House Republicans

Kevin McCarthy to lead House Republicans as the new minority leader

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In a closed-door meeting of House Republicans on Wednesday, Rep. Kevin McCarthy was elected as the House minority leader. Once the speaker Paul Ryan leaves Capitol Hill in January after completing his term, McCarthy will be in a position to lead House GOP members. The California Republican was longshot challenged by Rep. Jim Jordan from…

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