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Transcript: Rand Paul’s RNC remarks

Transcript: Rand Paul’s RNC remarks

Read Sen. Rand Paul’s speech from the 2020 Republican National Convention, as prepared for delivery: I’m Senator Rand Paul from Kentucky. Donald Trump and I met many years ago, before he was running for anything. When I first met him, I recall being struck by how down to earth he was. He seemed like just…MORE

Speaker removed from RNC program after tweeting anti-Semitic conspiracy theory

Speaker removed from RNC program after tweeting anti-Semitic conspiracy theory

A speaker who was scheduled to deliver remarks at the Republican National Convention on Tuesday was abruptly removed from the program after she retweeted a thread promoting an anti-Semitic conspiracy theory with ties to the fringe conspiracy theory, QAnon. Mary Ann Mendoza, whose police officer son was killed by a drunk driver, had been included…MORE

GOP candidate Marjorie Taylor Greene spread conspiracies about Charlottesville and ‘Pizzagate’

GOP candidate Marjorie Taylor Greene spread conspiracies about Charlottesville and ‘Pizzagate’

In the years before she ran for office, GOP congressional candidate Marjorie Taylor Greene wrote two conspiracy-laden blog posts speculating that the 2017 white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, that led to one counter-protester’s death was an “inside job” and promoting a debunked conspiracy alleging some Democratic Party leaders were running a human-trafficking and pedophilia…MORE

Immigration agency cancels furlough of more than 13,000 employees

Immigration agency cancels furlough of more than 13,000 employees

The federal agency responsible for granting citizenship and providing immigration benefits on Tuesday canceled the furlough of more than 13,000 employees, a move that had been scheduled for later this month and would’ve brought the immigration system to a halt. US Citizenship and Immigration Services, an agency within the Department of Homeland Security, told Congress…MORE

Trump to nominate acting Homeland Security secretary Chad Wolf to top role

Trump to nominate acting Homeland Security secretary Chad Wolf to top role

President Donald Trump announced in a Tuesday tweet he will officially appoint acting Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf to take over the role on a permanent basis. Under the Trump administration, the department, which is often at the center of the President’s policy and policy initiatives has been plagued by leadership turmoil. Numerous top positions…MORE

Israeli officials plan symbolic Middle East trip with high-level escort: the White House

Israeli officials plan symbolic Middle East trip with high-level escort: the White House

A number of top Trump administration officials, including Jared Kushner, will escort Israeli government officials to the United Arab Emirates on the first-ever commercial flight between the two countries, expanding on a commitment by the White House to broker normalized relations between the two Middle Eastern countries. Kushner who is President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and…MORE

Pompeo breaks silence on poisoning of Russian opposition leader

Pompeo breaks silence on poisoning of Russian opposition leader

After days of near silence from the Trump administration, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Tuesday released a statement expressing concern about preliminary medical reports that a prominent Russian opposition leader was poisoned and supporting an investigation “if the reports prove accurate.” “The United States is deeply concerned by reported preliminary conclusions from German medical…MORE