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Day: August 29, 2018

John McCain

John McCain’s last farewell: Do not despair of our present difficulties

By Elaine Owen, Editor – Information from Mr. McCain’s family, other sources Much like the last year of his life, Sen. John McCain’s (R-Ariz.) final words were full of both subtle and not-so-subtle rebukes to President Trump. Sen. John McCain battled brain cancer for more than a year before his death Saturday (Aug. 25). He […]

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Manafort

Manafort convicted at fraud trial, faces 8-10 years in prison

By David Voreacos, Andrew M Harris, Neil Weinberg, and Daniel Flatley, Bloomberg News — With assistance by Laura Curtis A federal jury convicted Paul Manafort, U.S. President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman, of tax and bank fraud, ending a tense legal drama and handing a crucial victory to Special Counsel Robert Mueller even as Trump […]

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IMMIGRANT RECRUITS

US Army reinstates at least 36 discharged immigrant recruits who were kicked out of service

AP REPORT At least three dozen immigrant recruits who were booted from the US Army after enlisting with a promised pathway to citizenship are being brought back to serve, according to court records filed Monday. Since Aug. 17, the US Army has reinstated 32 reservists, and revoked discharge orders of another six enlistees who had […]

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Fed chairman defends interest rate hikes as Trump’s attacks show no sign of working

HEATHER LONG – AP RELEASE JACKSON HOLE, Wyo. — Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome H. Powell said Friday he believes gradual increases in interest rates remain ‘‘appropriate’’ to keep the economy healthy and thriving, suggesting the central bank will continue with its planned increases despite criticism from President Trump. Trump on Monday criticized the Fed for […]

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