US Politics

FILE - Paul Manafort talks to reporters on the floor of the Republican National Convention at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland.
Manafort, who is serving a federal prison sentence, is waiting to be arraigned after prosecutors in Manhattan unsealed a 16-count indictment that accuses him of giving false information on mortgage loan applications
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June 18, 2019
FILE - Entertainer and activist Jon Stewart (C) lends his support to firefighters, first responders and survivors of the Sept. 11 terror attacks at a hearing by the House Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, June 11, 2019.
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More than 40,000 people have applied, more than $5 billion in benefits have been awarded, and about 21,000 claims are still pending
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June 18, 2019
FILE - In this April 2, 2019, file photo, Secretary of the Army Mark Esper speaks during a House Armed Services Committee budget hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington.
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President Donald Trump says Mark Esper is replacing Pat Shanahan as acting defense secretary
Steve Herman
June 18, 2019
FILE - Democratic 2020 U.S. presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden speaks at an event at the Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds in Davenport, Iowa,  June 11, 2019
Contribution figures, which will be made public July 15, will indicate which candidates have the resources to last and those on track to reach the fundraising goals set by the Democratic National Committee
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June 18, 2019
Supporters of President Donald Trump, from left, James DeWilde, Laureen Vartanian and Maureen Bailey wait in line with others on Monday, June 17, 2019, in Orlando, Fla. They are among the first people in line to attend a rally on Tuesday night. (AP…
US president plans to launch his 2020 bid in the biggest swing state in the nation
Patsy Widakuswara, Senior White House Correspondent
June 18, 2019
Former White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer is being interviewed by VOA White House bureau chief Steve Herman, in Arlington, Virginia, June 17, 2019.
Although they devolved into a 'media circus,' regular briefings have value, Sean Spicer tells VOA
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June 17, 2019
President Donald Trump pumps his fist to the crowd after speaking to a campaign rally in Montoursville, Pa., May 21, 2019.
With official kickoff rally for his re-election bid scheduled for Tuesday in Orlando, president using 'Promises Made. Promises Kept' as the slogan of the Trump campaign
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June 17, 2019