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For crump, Karrenbauer voted 52% of the participants of the Congress, over its competitor, the former Chairman of the CDU in the Bundestag, Friedrich Merz - 48%. "Even if among voters there seems to be a clear preference for AKK, it doesn't look that clear-cut among CDU delegates who are the ones voting at the end of the day", said Famke Krumbmueller, a Paris-based partner at political-risk consultancy OpenCitiz.
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    Trump to name Milley new Joint Chiefs chairman

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    Milley, who commanded troops during several tours in Iraq and Afghanistan , has served as the Army's top officer since August 2015. Trump tweeted the announcement Saturday, thanking "both of these incredible men for their service to our country!" US President Donald Trump on Saturday announced he was nominating Army chief of staff General Mark Milley as his next top military advisor - a new slap in the face for Pentagon chief Jim Mattis.
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    Twice in the span of four months, Kelly denied reports that he'd called the president an "idiot", including one account in journalist Bob Woodward's book about the Trump administration, which was released in early September. In July, Kelly announced to White House staff that Trump had asked him to stay on as chief of staff until at least 2020, and that he had agreed. Kelly spent more than four decades rising through the Marine Corps ranks before retiring in 2016 as a four-star general.
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    Putin: U.S. Withdrawal From INF 'Ill-Considered,' But Russia Will Follow Suit

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    In televised comments, the Russian President said Moscow doesn't want to scrap the treaty, but that the USA had made a decision to exit the treaty and was blaming Russia for violations in order for them to serve as a pretext. Putin said on Wednesday that the U.S. decision to ditch the INF means Washington has decided the United States "has to have these weapons". "In the next 60 days they (Russia) have all chances to do it".
  • Republican majorities make changes as Democrats take over

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    The party's power grab needs to be fully challenged in the courts, and the energy of the populace turned toward turning out the lawmakers who couldn't be bothered to pay attention when appeals to conscience were made. During debate, Republican Assembly Speaker Robin Vos said that law deserves protection and that Evers shouldn't be able to undo it with the stroke of a pen.
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    House committee releases transcript of Comey interview

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    President Trump has often fumed that Strzok, Page, Comey and Clinton are not the focus of an investigation. Comey was in charge of both those investigations. "I have total confidence that the FISA process was followed and that the entire case was handled in a thoughtful responsible way by DOJ and the FBI", Comey responded.
  • Michigan House votes to extend legislative power

    Michigan House votes to extend legislative power

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    If signed by Walker, the legislation would restrain Evers's ability to alter three policies that Republicans fear he plans to change once he takes office. Democrats say the measure provided inadequate coverage and would cause premiums to skyrocket. The vote by the Republican-controlled Wisconsin Legislature to strip power away from the incoming governor and attorney general split for the most part along predictable partisan lines.