Medicare chief asked taxpayers to cover stolen jewelry

Verma’s claim included $43,065 for about two dozen pieces of jewelry, based off an appraisal she’d received from a jeweler about three weeks after the theft. Among Verma’s stolen jewelry was an Ivanka Trump-brand pendant, made of gold, prasiolite and diamonds, that Verma’s jeweler valued at $5,900. Verma’s claim also included about $2,000 to cover […]

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Pentagon chief plans to shift US focus to China and Russia

Defense Secretary Mark Esper says he still plans to shift the American military’s focus to competing with China and Russia, even as security threats pile up in the Middle East By ROBERT BURNS AP National Security Writer December 7, 2019, 8:16 PM 3 min read Defense Secretary Mark Esper said Saturday he still plans to […]

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Brad Parscale

‘That’s no joke’: Taking aim at Trudeau, Trump’s campaign chief compares U.S. job numbers to Canadian losses

For Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, it seems the fallout from his Buckingham Palace video slip-up is set to run and run. In the days since the PM’s unguarded remarks showed him cracking a joke at U.S. President Donald Trump’s expense at a NATO summit in England, he has found the clip being used both by […]

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Chicago Police Chief Eddie Johnson fired after ‘series of ethical lapses,’ mayor says

Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson was unexpectedly fired Monday just weeks before he was set to retire, ending a rocky, three-year tenure as head of a department marked by controversial police shootings, court-supervised reforms and its handling of high-profile arrests. But in announcing his firing, Mayor Lori Lightfoot suggested it was Johnson’s personal failures when […]

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