Trump’s 2018 rallies hint at 2020 plan

Trump’s 2018 rallies hint at 2020 plan

President Donald Trump will be in Florida twice before Tuesday's elections, where he’ll stump for Ron DeSantis in a hotly contested governor’s race and lay the groundwork for 2020. | Evan Vucci/AP Photo White House The events signal a reelection strategy aimed at running up the president’s rural votes to guard against losses in Democratic…
Immigration hawks rejoice over Trump’s campaign close

Immigration hawks rejoice over Trump’s campaign close

The resonance of President Donald Trump’s ideas among Republican voters is likely to embolden Stephen Miller and his like-minded hawks. | Susan Walsh/AP Photo White House The president's October fixation on border security has rejuvenated an immigration agenda pushed by the White House aide and his allies across the administration. By NANCY COOK 10/31/2018 05:48…
Sirisena, Jayasuriya fail to break Sri Lanka deadlock

Sirisena, Jayasuriya fail to break Sri Lanka deadlock

Colombo, Sri Lanka - Sri Lanka's president and speaker of parliament failed to resolve a crisis over the abrupt sacking of the country's prime minister amid fears opposing parties may turn to violence and bribery to break the deadlock. Speaker Karu Jayasuriya held emergency talks with President Maithripala Sirisena on Wednesday, urging him to recall…
Proposal could create world’s largest protected area in Antarctic

Proposal could create world’s largest protected area in Antarctic

Across the planet eco-systems are in a dire state. Many believe a mass extinction is under way, the sixth since life first started in the primeval melting pot billions of years ago. This chilling fact adds a surging piquancy to the moment when you stand on the deck of an icebreaker and stare out over…
Business lobby dials back primary spending with GOP conservative wing set to expand

Business lobby dials back primary spending with GOP conservative wing set to expand

Business groups and other establishment Republicans have watched their party's trajectory shift under President Donald Trump, particularly on trade and immigration. | Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images Elections The Chamber of Commerce says it identified fewer primaries that pitted moderates against less business-friendly conservatives. By MAGGIE SEVERNS and LORRAINE WOELLERT 10/31/2018 06:10 PM EDT The U.S. Chamber…

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