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Bolton willing to testify in impeachment trial if subpoenaed

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former White House national security adviser John Bolton said he is “prepared to testify” if he is subpoenaed by the Senate in its impeachment trial of President Donald Trump, a surprise statement that bolstered Democrats in their push for new witnesses. Bolton, who left the White House in September, said Monday that he has…

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Pentagon rejects Trump threat to hit Iranian cultural sites

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon on Monday distanced itself from President Donald Trump’s assertions that he would bomb Iranian cultural sites despite international prohibitions on such attacks. Defense Secretary Mark Esper said the U.S. will “follow the laws of armed conflict.” When asked if that ruled out targeting cultural sites, Esper said pointedly, “That’s the…

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‘Honest mistake’ sets off alarm about US troops in Iraq

WASHINGTON (AP) — For a few tense hours Monday, the United States appeared to have announced that American troops were pulling out of Baghdad after nearly 17 years. Turns out, it was just an “honest mistake.” “Here’s the bottom line, this was a mistake,” Gen. Mark Milley, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said…

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Iraq calls for expulsion of US troops over deadly airstrike

BAGHDAD (AP) — The blowback over the U.S. killing of a top Iranian general mounted Sunday as Iraq’s Parliament called for the expulsion of American troops from the country — a move that could allow a resurgence of the Islamic State group. Lawmakers approved a resolution asking the Iraqi government to end the agreement under…

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Hezbollah vows to end US military presence in region

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — The leader of Lebanon’s Hezbollah group vowed Sunday to end the U.S. military’s presence in the Middle East, saying U.S. bases, warships and soldiers were all fair targets following the recent U.S. killing of an Iranian general. Hassan Nasrallah said the U.S. military “will pay the price” for the U.S. drone strike…

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Trump Campaign Announces Launch of ‘Evangelicals for Trump’ Ahead of the 2020 Election

President Donald J. Trump announced the launch of Evangelicals for Trump, a coalition dedicated to recruiting and activating the Evangelical community in support of President Trump’s bid for re-election. Evangelicals for Trump will actively promote and share the President’s mission to Keep America Great and his message of ‘Promises Made, Promises Kept’ throughout the evangelical community across…

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Governor Phil Bryant and Governor-Elect Tate Reeves to file paperwork for President Trump to appear on Mississippi ballot in 2020

Donald J. Trump for President, Inc. will deliver the necessary paperwork to appear on the Mississippi ballot this November in a filing on Monday, January 6, 2020 at 10:30 AM (CST) in Jackson, MS. Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant and Governor-Elect Tate Reeves will present the paperwork. WHAT: Trump campaign’s filing of ballot access documents in Mississippi WHEN: Monday, January…

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Rep. Demings Comments on Iran Strike

ORLANDO, FL – Today Rep. Val Demings (FL-10), a member of the Homeland Security and Intelligence Committees, issued the following statement on the president’s decision to kill Iranian Quds Force Commander Qasem Soleimani and to deploy additional U.S. service personnel to the Middle East. Said Rep. Demings, “During the impeachment debate I said that habitual offenders never sneak up…

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STATE & LOCAL POLITICS

Orange Soil & Water Board Declares Removal Process Against Supervisor Morales Invalid

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) – With the Orange Soil & Water Conservation District Board’s compliance…

Orlando Magic to Join City of Orlando to Honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with a “Day of Service”

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN SPORTS) – Source: Orlando Magic // The Orlando Magic, through the Magic…

Governor Ron DeSantis Calls on Legislature to Seize the Moment, Deliver for the People of Florida in State of the State Address

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Governor Ron DeSantis delivered the State of the State address to…

National Politics

Trump’s lawyers urge dismissal of ‘flimsy’ impeachment case

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s legal team asserted Monday that he did “absolutely nothing…

Rep. Soto Announces New VA Office Hours

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Darren Soto (FL-09) announced new hours for his Veteran Service Office at the Orlando VA…

Congresswoman Val Demings Named House Manager For Trump Impeachment Trial

ORLANDO, FL – Rep. Val Demings (FL-10), a member of the Judiciary and Intelligence Committees,…

Senate Passes US-Canada-Mexico Trade Deal, a Trump Priority

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate overwhelmingly approved a new North American trade agreement Thursday that…