Politics

Pennsylvania Republican Party Chairman Resigns Amid Sexting Scandal

The chairman of Pennsylvania’s Republican Party abruptly resigned Tuesday after a news report that he sent a sexually explicit photograph of himself to a female candidate who ran unsuccessfully for the Philadelphia City Council. The report, in The Philadelphia Inquirer, said that the chairman, Val DiGiorgio, sent the candidate, Irina Goldstein, a photo of his erect penis on Facebook Messenger ...

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‘She’s Not My Type’: Accused Again of Sexual Assault, Trump Resorts to Old Insult

WASHINGTON — President Trump on Monday again denied assaulting a columnist for Elle magazine in the dressing room of a high-end clothing store more than 20 years ago, countering her explosive accusation by asserting that he would not have assaulted her because “she’s not my type.” Mr. Trump said that E. Jean Carroll, who wrote for years for Elle magazine, ...

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Which States Will Be Hit Hardest by Trump’s Tariffs on Mexico

June 5, 2019 President Trump’s plan to force Mexico to take a tougher approach to enforcement of its border, by ramping up tariffs on its products, will ripple through the United States, with consumers around the country paying more for cars, TVs, bluejeans, beer, fresh vegetables and other products. For state economies, the impact of these rising prices depends on ...

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Man Who Threatened to Kill 2 Senators Who Supported Kavanaugh Gets 18 Months in Prison

A Long Island man who threatened to kill two United States senators in retaliation for their support for Brett M. Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court was sentenced Monday to 18 months in prison. The man, Ronald DeRisi, 75, of Smithtown, N.Y., left multiple expletive-laden voice mail messages at the offices of the senators and threatened to assault and murder ...

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Is the Muslim Brotherhood a Terrorist Group?

President Trump wants to designate the Muslim Brotherhood, an international Islamist movement, as a terrorist organization. The designation would impose sanctions on the group and those who do business with it. Officials in the Pentagon and State Department have raised objections to the plan, saying that the Muslim Brotherhood does not meet the legal definition of a terrorist group and ...

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