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Iraq War hero Alwyn Cashe is closer to being awarded the Medal of Honor

Iraq War hero Alwyn Cashe is closer to being awarded the Medal of Honor

A fallen US Army sergeant is poised to become the first Black service member to be awarded the Medal of Honor for actions in Iraq or Afghanistan. President Donald Trump on Friday signed legislation that waives the five-year limit for awarding the military’s highest medal for valor in combat to Sgt. 1st Class Alwyn C.…MORE

Biden’s desire to stop the border wall could be costly and arduous

Biden’s desire to stop the border wall could be costly and arduous

President-elect Joe Biden pledged to end construction of his predecessor’s signature border wall, but halting the ongoing, multibillion-dollar project will be an arduous, complex and potentially costly process. His administration will be saddled with lawsuits over wall funding, face questions about maintenance of the barriers built over the last four years and have to contend…MORE

Trump pressured Georgia governor in call to help overturn Biden’s win in state

Trump pressured Georgia governor in call to help overturn Biden’s win in state

President Donald Trump on Saturday called Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp, pushing him to convince state legislators to overturn President-elect Joe Biden’s win in the state. Trump asked Kemp to call a special session and convince state legislators to select their own electors that would support him, according to a source familiar with the conversation. He…MORE

Here’s who Trump has granted pardons and commutations to during his presidency

The end of President Donald Trump’s time in office has been marked by a renewed interest in granting clemency — both from the President, and from members of his inner circle looking for protection before President-elect Joe Biden assumes office. While Trump has continued to falsely insist publicly that he won the presidential election rather…MORE

Pence’s political future remains clouded by Trump

Pence’s political future remains clouded by Trump

Days after the election, Mike Pence called a close friend for a 30-minute conversation to analyze what had just happened and what it all might mean for the future of the Republican Party. According to this person, the vice president was upbeat about the success of GOP candidates lower down the ballot, but Pence also…MORE

New combative Ivanka Trump sparks questions about her future

New combative Ivanka Trump sparks questions about her future

A more combative Ivanka Trump has emerged with little more than one month left in her role as adviser to President Donald Trump, as the first daughter makes a conscious effort to publicly push back on her critics. According to a source familiar with her thinking, Ivanka Trump recognizes there is a time stamp on…MORE

All eyes are on Georgia ahead of Trump’s rally and Senate debate

All eyes are on Georgia ahead of Trump’s rally and Senate debate

The eyes of the political universe will turn to Georgia this weekend, as the voter registration deadline for January’s Senate runoffs approaches. Each side is desperately trying to motivate their party before the Monday deadline and early voting begins on December 14. Former President Barack Obama and former state House minority leader Stacey Abrams held…MORE

Biden weighs ambassador picks amid pressure to diversify

Biden weighs ambassador picks amid pressure to diversify

President-elect Joe Biden’s team is in the early stages of considering who to appoint as ambassadors around the world, with a handful of selections for high profile posts expected to come sometime in January, according to three sources familiar with the discussions. Biden’s team has keyed in on a few favorites for ambassador picks, two…MORE

A crumbling infrastructure puts these Biden Cabinet positions in the spotlight

A crumbling infrastructure puts these Biden Cabinet positions in the spotlight

Joe Biden’s plan to remake America’s crumbling infrastructure as President is expected to increase the pressure on three key Cabinet picks to work together for results that Americans can see clearly and quickly in the early months of his presidency, sources told CNN. Biden sees a sweeping infrastructure package — a bipartisan issue that is…MORE

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