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Imran Khan 22nd prime minister of Pakistan Imran Khan 22nd prime minister of Pakistan
Imran Khan was elected as the 22nd prime minister of Pakistan during a special session of the Lower House on Friday after the majority of National Assembly members voted for the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman. “Imran Khan has secured 176 votes,” National Assembly Speaker Asad Qaiser said after the vote. Imran needed a simple majority of 172 in the 342-seat National Assembly to take pow...
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Estimated cost of Trump's military parade jumps 666%, reports say Estimated cost of Trump's military parade jumps 666%, reports say
The estimated cost of President Donald Trump's military parade jumped $80 million, The Associated Press reported citing an unnamed Pentagon official. Last month, the Military Times reported that initial estimates of the parade's cost were $12 million. The official says the new projection is $92 million. That represents an increase of 666 percent. No final plan has been approved and the cos...
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Trump blames Ohio's John Kasich for tight congressional race Trump blames Ohio's John Kasich for tight congressional race
COLUMBUS, Ohio – President Donald Trump and Ohio Gov. John Kasich both blame the other for GOP candidate Troy Balderson's narrow win in Ohio. "The very unpopular Governor of Ohio (and failed presidential candidate) @JohnKasich hurt Troy Balderson's recent win by tamping down enthusiasm for an otherwise great candidate," Trump tweeted Monday morning. Kasich replied shortly after with a gif of...
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Trump threatens 'to get involved' in FBI handling of ex-deputy director Andrew McCabe texts Trump threatens 'to get involved' in FBI handling of ex-deputy director Andrew McCabe texts
WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump attacked the FBI in a pair of tweets Saturday for not turning over text messages written by Andrew McCabe, the agency’s former deputy director, to a conservative advocacy group. Trump suggested the FBI was “hiding” something and threatened “to get involved” in the law enforcement agency’s handling of the text messages. “Why isn’t the FBI giving Andrew McCa...
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Paul Manafort trial: Bank fast-tracked loan as Trump chairman discussed cabinet posts for CEO Paul Manafort trial: Bank fast-tracked loan as Trump chairman discussed cabinet posts for CEO
ALEXANDRIA, Va. – The chief executive of a Chicago bank “expedited” approval of $16 million in loans for Paul Manafort after the former Trump campaign chief discussed a possible role for the executive in the campaign and ultimately in President Donald Trump’s administration. Dennis Raico, a former senior vice president at Federal Savings Bank, said he had never seen CEO Steve Calk become involv...
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Pentagon plans to launch Trump's Space Force as a separate armed service Pentagon plans to launch Trump's Space Force as a separate armed service
WASHINGTON – Vice President Mike Pence announced Thursday that the Pentagon has begun planning a Space Force, embarking on an effort to create the first armed service since 1947. In June, President Donald Trump called for the establishment of the sixth armed service, to join the Air Force, Army, Marine Corps, Navy and Coast Guard. Thursday's plan, which requires authorization and funding from C...
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In Russia, Sen. Rand Paul delivers letter from Trump to Vladimir Putin In Russia, Sen. Rand Paul delivers letter from Trump to Vladimir Putin
WASHINGTON – Sen. Rand Paul said Wednesday he had delivered a letter from President Donald Trump to Russian President Vladimir Putin as part of his effort to improve relations with Russia. "I was honored to deliver a letter from President Trump to President Vladimir Putin’s administration," the Kentucky Republican announced on Twitter. "The letter emphasized the importance of further engagemen...
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Black voters angry at Donald Trump expected to turn out in key House races, survey found Black voters angry at Donald Trump expected to turn out in key House races, survey found
WASHINGTON – Donald Trump may not be up for re-election this fall, but a new survey shows anger at the president and a feeling of being disrespected by him is expected to drive black voters to the polls in dozens of competitive U.S. House races in November. "That will be a heavy determinant of turnout for African-American voters," said Henry Fernandez, co-founder of the African American Researc...
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Amid war talk, Donald Trump reimposes economic sanctions on Iran Amid war talk, Donald Trump reimposes economic sanctions on Iran
WASHINGTON – The Donald Trump administration moved Monday to reimpose economic sanctions on Iran, a long-scheduled step that comes amid military threats between the two countries and Trump's offer to talk about a new nuclear agreement with Tehran. "As we continue applying maximum economic pressure on the Iranian regime, I remain open to reaching a more comprehensive deal that addresses the full...
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Four state primaries Tuesday will measure GOP vulnerability, Democratic tensions Four state primaries Tuesday will measure GOP vulnerability, Democratic tensions
WASHINGTON – Kansas isn’t known as a swing state. Republicans have a lock on all six statewide elected offices, from governor to insurance commissioner. The state has an all-GOP congressional delegation. And President Donald Trump carried Kansas by more than 20 points in 2016. But in 2018, Democrats hope to turn this ruby-red state at least a little bit blue – and political experts say that’...
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