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The videos deepened a bitter political crisis playing out just three weeks before U.S. President Donald Trump is scheduled to visit Peru for a regional summit. The videos presented by the main opposition party purportedly show attempts by Kuczynski's lawyer, a government official, and the son of ...
The threats "were so severe in nature," local officials discovered, "that up to 100 students were removed from the school fearing some kind of attack." One of the messages threatened: "By Allah, we will kill every single Infidel student at this school." Corey told FBI agents he "was supportive of known ... Islamist

Recently, Chilton perplexed local political officials by filing as a Democrat, withdrawing and then filing as a Republican to challenge Rep. Steve Helms. Neither the executive director of the Greene County Democrats nor the chairwoman of the Greene County Republican Central Committee are familiar ...
And they say the Trump team never bought into the so-called "psychographic method" Cambridge chief executive Alexander Nix was peddling to US political campaigns. Trump campaign officials including Parscale were more complimentary about the firm's role immediately following the 2016 victory.
Up to that point in a two-week investigation, officials had never laid eyes on the man they believed was responsible for terrorizing the Texas capital since ... Interviews with political leaders briefed on the inquiry, along with briefings from investigators and a federal law enforcement source, shed light on ... Austin
On Saturday, the New York Times and the Observer of London published the results of a joint investigation that found that Cambridge Analytica, a political research firm that worked with the Trump campaign, had taken the information a psychologist had obtained from Facebook and morphed it into ...

Aides had included guidance in Trump's talking points for the call to Putin stating: "DO NOT CONGRATULATE," a senior administration official said Wednesday, speaking to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the official had not been authorized to discuss internal matters.
That decision prompted alarm among state election officials, who expressed concern the federal government was trying to take over elections that have long been the jurisdiction of state and local governments. Johnson said he had considered the move earlier, but had backed off because of resistance ...
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Iowans hold their elected officials to a high standard, and as elected officials, we have an obligation to lead." Senate Minority Leader Janet Petersen, a Des Moines Democrat, released a statement calling the video a "serious matter." "Because this involves Senator Dix and a lobbyist, there will be questions ... US Senate
These include market administrators, mayors, security officials, provincial ministers, high ranking bureaucrats, family members of the President, Presidential advisors, family members of high ranking civil ... First, higher level political networks play an important role in revenue extraction in the markets. US Senate
Wolf stopped the practice of accepting gifts among people under his authority when he took office three years ago, but that does not apply to state legislators and other elected state officials. The governor wants limits on political campaign contributions and disclosure of donations made by people seeking ... US Senate
Although it is not uncommon for political mud-slinging to die down after the results for an election are in, does an elected official's fight for relevance ever end? In today's political climate on the national, state and city level, many officials find themselves in constant fear of scrutiny, many times for something ... US Senate
They also point to the increase in the use of Twitter and other platforms that make it more difficult to maintain a bright line between the official and the political. “There are unprecedented efforts by outside political groups to use Hatch Act complaints as a vehicle to obstruct this administration, and exponential ... US Senate
Top Missouri officials say they have been disinvited from a roundtable with President Donald Trump this week in St. Louis. ... but the confusion over the list of attendees at the forum also highlights the political perils the president faces campaigning in Missouri at time when the Republican governor faces a ... US Senate
Dept. of Education, Arts officials urge Justice staff to plan transition ... Va., offered to resign if that will help Justice to veto the bill, as a means to lessen the political pressure on him. She said the legislation was "reckless" and "politically motivated," and would not free up any significant money for the state. US Senate
White House officials said Trump's official gun plan was drafted within the confines of what Congress will allow - a notable contrast to Trump's "I alone can fix ... His defenders on Capitol Hill said much the same Monday, arguing that Trump's plan was crafted in political reality, considering the composition of ... US Senate

President Donald Trump's campaign to discredit the news media has spread to state and local officials, who are echoing his use of the term “fake news” as a ... In the last year, at least three political figures have been implicated in physical assaults on reporters asking questions, while journalists have been ... US Senate
After months of trading insults and threats of nuclear annihilation, Trump agreed to meet with North Korean leader Kim Jung Un by the end of May to negotiate an end to Pyongyang's nuclear weapons program, South Korean and U.S. officials said Thursday. No sitting American president has ever met with a ... US Senate
Kennedy's comments came as Pritzker, a billionaire heir to the Hyatt Hotels fortune, has given more than $700,000 to local Democratic organizations and the campaign accounts of officials across the state, State Board of Elections records showed. Pritzker gave $110,000 on Wednesday to political funds ... US Senate
Alameda city manager put on leave amid allegations of other officials meddling ... City Attorney Janet Kern called in the outside investigator after Keimach reportedly said she was wrongly put under political pressure by Vice Mayor Malia Vella and City Councilman Jim Oddie as she selected a new fire chief. US Senate
Why it matters: This group of former officials includes fired U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara and John Dean, who was Richard Nixon's top White House lawyer. The judge overseeing the case may have recently tamped down AT&T's attempt to pursue its argument that the decision to block the deal might be political, but the issue ... US Senate
Shortly after his inauguration, Trump signed an executive order barring lobbyists and consultants with private clients from working for government, some for five years, some for the rest of their lives. But we learned Thursday from the Associated Press that at least 24 senior officials in the White House and ... US Senate
McCabe said in a statement that he was "singled out" and fired because of the events he witnessed after Trump fired FBI director James Comey last year. One former FBI official said the firing was a "political assassination" on McCabe and "a savage broadside on the institution he served." Another ...
The news release is nothing but an offensive example of political spin. The story it tells is a distortion of the truth. That's because the family of Evan Brewer should have had the records from Evan's case file long ago. State law has allowances for parents to receive records regarding their children outside ...
After voters in the 15 largest counties in Texas smashed the record for early voting in a non-presidential year by nearly 50 percent, political parties and election officials in Harris County are getting ready for potentially huge crowds Tuesday and aiming to avoid a repeat of the long lines and equipment ...
WASHINGTON — A group of U.S. House Democrats wants EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt to explain why two of his employees were given permission to do outside political work while on the payroll of the Environmental Protection Agency. The officials under scrutiny are John Konkus, who works in the ...
Police officials said Bauer, the highest-ranking officer killed on the job in decades, had a cousin, Officer Martin Darcy Jr., fatally shot in the line of duty in .... vented frustration about the difficulty of clearing repeat offenders from the street — a common refrain among Chicago police and political officials who ...
With the midterm elections only nine months away, the federal government is taking some defensive measures. It is trying to get at least one election official in each state a security clearance to make them aware of threats, and is providing states with enhanced online security to ensure that Americans' votes ...
... himself only as Howard walked in front of the North Korean cheer squad and waved at the crowd. He also waved what appeared to be a flag depicting a unified Korean peninsula. YELIM LEE via Getty Images. South Korean counter-terrorism officials escorted him away to a nearby seat, reports Reuters.
About a quarter of all political appointees in the executive office are working with some form of interim security clearance. White House officials said Wednesday they would not comment, as is their policy, on the nature of security clearances. CNN also reported on the clearances earlier Wednesday evening.
WASHINGTON — Russia is already meddling in the midterm elections this year, the top American intelligence officials said on Tuesday, warning that Moscow is using a digital strategy to worsen the country's political and social divisions. Russia is using fake accounts on social media — many of them bots ...
3 official is adding to the turmoil at an agency that already lacks permanent, politically appointed leaders over many of its most important divisions. Sessions lamented the problem during a Monday speech, laying blame on a single Republican senator who is upset with his new, tougher marijuana policy.
“She runs a lot of the state media and culture, approves copy for official statements … manages parts of security arrangements, transportation, logistics.” If you have read an official North Korean government statement in the last year, Madden added, there is a good chance Kim Yo Jong edited or signed off ...
Boente was serving as deputy attorney general before Rod Rosenstein's confirmation in April when he approved an application to extend a surveillance warrant allowing officials to monitor the communications of Trump campaign adviser Carter Page. That detail was revealed last week in the hotly disputed ...
Commentary: A political cartoon in Tuesday's Albuquerque Journal was denounced as racist and divisive by New Mexico public officials and leading community organizations. The cartoon shows a white couple being mugged at gunpoint by three thugs in masks as the man says “Now, honey … I believe ...
The march would also send an unmistakably autocratic message to Mr. Trump's political enemies in Washington: Congress, the courts and the press, who ... The apolitical, professional ethic is codified today in military criminal law that prohibit officers from speaking ill of political officials and regulations that ...
A White House official, who was granted anonymity to describe the plan, said the arrangement was made in order to allow certain senior advisers to “conduct political activity during core working hours,” when personal devices are not permitted inside working areas of the White House. Advisers could begin ...
No council member would publicly endorse Thao, whose political backing came from two elected officials — state Rep. Tim Mahoney, DFL-St. Paul, and St. Paul school board member Chue Vue — as well as TakeAction Minnesota, Our Revolution-St. Paul, the DFL Disability Caucus and two labor unions.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. military launched airstrikes on Syrian government-backed troops Wednesday after as many as 500 attackers began what a U.S. military official said appeared to be a coordinated assault on Syrian opposition forces accompanied by U.S. advisers in Deir el-Zour Province.
Abbas said at the time that he was suspending contacts with U.S. officials dealing with the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. The U.S. shift on Jerusalem angered many Palestinians, and in this context, allegations of continued intelligence-sharing with the U.S. could pose a domestic political problem for Abbas.
Seattle officials say Facebook violated city laws that require anyone selling advertising related to local elections to disclose data on the ads, including who paid for them. The Seattle Ethics and Elections Commission sent letters to Google and Facebook demanding they provide that data for ads sold during ...
Pushing the Republican tax package through Congress was only half the battle for President Donald Trump. Now that it's the law, convincing Americans that it was a good idea is not just a political imperative but an economic one, too. To boost GOP prospects in the midterm elections, Trump needs to show ...
... Anthony Vignuolo, alleging that the officials did not properly fill out their financial disclosure forms. "I am urging the Middlesex County Ethics Board to retain a qualified attorney who is not connected to the county's powerful political machine to serve as a special counsel for these matters," Kratovil said in a ...
The Cy-Fair chapter of the Young Conservatives of Texas say they are suing after their group was derecognized by school officials. (KTRK). KTRK. Wednesday, January 31, 2018 09:41PM. CYPRESS, Texas (KTRK) --. A conservative student organization at Lone Star College-CyFair is taking its school to court after ...
“Of course, we're all on your team, Mr. President,” Rosenstein reportedly told Trump. Trump's querying of the deputy attorney general about his political allegiance is part of a pattern of inappropriate comments to officials with the Department of Justice, which is supposed to operate independently of political ...
When political opinions clash these days, the argument can quickly go nuclear. It certainly did in a Pico Rivera High School teacher's recorded rant against the military, and in a Trump administration official's condemnation of him Wednesday. Teacher and Pico Rivera City Councilman Gregory Salcido didn't ...
A top Russian spy official under sanction by the U.S. met with his counterparts in Washington just days before President Donald Trump decided not to issue ... The visit came less than a week before President Donald Trump decided not to issue any new sanctions against Russian politicians and oligarchs ...
Wisconsin Republicans have repeatedly attacked ethics and election officials whose actions they disliked. "For a state that used to be held up as a paragon of good government, it's a sad and significant step for legislators to remove staff in this way," says Barry Burden, director of the elections research ...
After the conversation, Washington urged Tokyo to consider having Abe attend as well, citing the North Korea crisis, according to a Japanese government insider. The prime minister, concluding that the idea had to be given serious thought, worked with senior Foreign Ministry officials to consider the ...


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