Politics

ISIS’ defeat in Iraq down to Trump, not Obama: Steve Bannon – National

U.S. President Donald Trump needed only 10 months to defeat ISIS in Iraq after years of failure on the part of his predecessor Barack Obama, according to Trump’s ally and former chief strategist Steve Bannon. Speaking at a rally for Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore at a campaign rally in …

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What does Trump recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital mean for the city’s status? – National

U.S. President Donald Trump surprised leaders around the world on Wednesday when he recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, but this declaration doesn’t mean changes to the status of the city just yet. Trump deferred the construction of an embassy in Jerusalem for another six months In announcing that …

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Alabama Republicans sticking with Roy Moore despite sexual misconduct allegations – National

MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Most Republicans leaders in Alabama say they plan to vote for Roy Moore on Tuesday, despite sexual misconduct allegations against the former judge that have prompted others around the country to say he should never be allowed to join the U.S. Senate. “I have stated both publicly …

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Korean peninsula situation is the world’s most dangerous security issue, U.N official says – National

By Staff The Associated Press The United Nations says its political chief and North Korea’s foreign minister agree that the current situation on the Korean peninsula is the most dangerous security issue in the world. U.N. Undersecretary-General for Political Affairs Jeffrey Feltman returned Friday from a four-day visit to North …

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‘Grossly inappropriate’: Patients, doctors raise concern over disability tax credit rejections

Until recently, Tami Publicover was able to qualify for a disability tax credit that helped her pay for medical supplies. She, and thousands of other Canadians living with Type 1 diabetes, used it to purchase the insulin they need to survive. “Having the tax credit helps ease that financial burden. …

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Plot to assassinate UK Prime Minister Theresa May foiled: reports – National

British police have managed to foil a plot to kill Prime Minister Theresa May, according to multiple reports. Two suspects were arrested on Nov. 28 and charged with with “the intention of committing acts of terrorism engaged in conduct in preparation for giving effect to that intention.” The pair intended …

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Trump tells Arab leaders he’s moving the U.S. embassy in Israel to Jerusalem – National

U.S. President Donald Trump told Arab leaders on Tuesday that he intends to move the U.S. embassy in Israel to Jerusalem, a move that would break with decades of U.S. policy and risks fueling further unrest in the Middle East. READ MORE: Donald Trump warned not to call Jerusalem Israel’s …

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Donald Trump to attend civil rights museum opening in Mississippi – National

WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump will be travelling to Mississippi on Saturday to attend the opening of a new civil rights museum. That’s according to a White House official. The official spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss the trip before it is formally announced. READ MORE: Donald Trump defends …

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Jared Kushner told Michael Flynn to contact the Russians: reports – National

Jared Kushner, U.S. President Donald Trump’s son-in-law, is the “senior official” who told Michael Flynn to contact Russian officials around Dec. 22, 2016, according to reports. Flynn, who was a senior Trump campaign advisor at the time, pleaded guilty earlier on Friday to lying to the FBI about contacts with Russia’s …

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Donald Trump’s turbulent 2017 could go out with a bang or with a whimper – National

President Donald Trump returned to work at a festively decorated White House this week, facing a formidable to-do list that will decide whether his Christmas is filled with political misery or cheer. After spending much of November in East Asia and Florida, Trump returned to marbled corridors bedecked with garlands …

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