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Trump Names Mar-A-Lago Member And Handbag Designer As Ambassador

26 days ago   |   By The Huffington Post

If confirmed, Lana Marks would bring no prior diplomatic experience to her role as the U.S. ambassador to South Africa.
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Trump Picks Mar-a-Lago Member/Handbag Designer for Ambassador to South Africa

Trump Picks Mar-a-Lago Member/Handbag Designer for Ambassador to South Africa

26 days ago   |   By Vanity Fair

Lana Marks, despite speaking Afrikaans and Xhosa, may have some difficulty getting confirmed by the Senate.
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Trump nominates handbag designer as envoy to South Africa

26 days ago   |   By My Sanantonio

WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump has nominated a South Florida-based luxury fashion and handbag designer to be the new U.S. ambassador to South Africa.
The White House announced the nomination of native South African Lana Marks late Wednesday.
Marks was born and raised in South Africa and is now the CEO of the Lana Marks Collections design firm which caters to celebrities. She speaks Xhosa and Afrikaans and lives in Palm Beach, Florida.
There has been no U.S. ambassador to South Africa since Trump's election. The extended vacancy had led to criticism that the Trump administration was...
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Mitch McConnell Will Let Senate Vote On Criminal Justice Bill

Mitch McConnell Will Let Senate Vote On Criminal Justice Bill

The Senate leader is really upset, though, that lawmakers may have to be in Washington between Christmas and the new year. Read more ...

Ivanka Trump And Jared Kushner Could Profit From Tax Break They Pushed: AP

Ivanka Trump And Jared Kushner Could Profit From Tax Break They Pushed: AP

President Donald Trump's daughter and his son-in-law slash senior advisor own a major stake in a real estate investment firm that is set to take advantage of the Opportunity... Read more ...

Joe Manchin Named To Key Senate Energy Post Despite Opposition From Left

Joe Manchin Named To Key Senate Energy Post Despite Opposition From Left

The coal-friendly lawmaker vowed to work with both sides of the aisle as his party tries to counter President Donald Trump's environmental policies. Read more ...

Michael Flynn Asks For No Prison Time, Cites Help He Gave Special Counsel

Michael Flynn Asks For No Prison Time, Cites Help He Gave Special Counsel

Defense lawyers told the judge their client gave investigators extensive help and gave the country exemplary military service. Read more ...

Paul Manafort May Not Contest Claim He Lied To Robert Mueller's Team

Paul Manafort May Not Contest Claim He Lied To Robert Mueller's Team

An attorney for Trump's former campaign chairman said Manafort's team learned “information... about where this all goes.” Read more ...

Trump gets into raucous, on-camera Oval Office debate with Schumer and...

Trump gets into raucous, on-camera Oval Office debate with Schumer and Pelosi and says he'd be 'proud' to shut down the government

President Donald Trump on Tuesday threatened to shut down the government in a heated debate with Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and House Speaker-designate Nancy... Read more ...

Neo-Nazis Attack Black DJ During Annual Celebration Of White Supremacist...

Neo-Nazis Attack Black DJ During Annual Celebration Of White Supremacist 'Martyr'

Seven men and one woman affiliated with the Aryan brotherhood face hate crime charges. Read more ...

Trump To Meet With 'Chuck And Nancy.' Expectations Are Low

Trump To Meet With 'Chuck And Nancy.' Expectations Are Low

With a partial government shutdown on the horizon, President Trump and Democratic leaders are set to discuss border funding and other issues at the White House. Read more ...

Kevin McCarthy Says Democrats Shouldn't Spend A Lot Of Time Investigating Trump

Kevin McCarthy Says Democrats Shouldn't Spend A Lot Of Time Investigating Trump

“We've investigated this for a long period of time. Both sides have come up with nothing in the process," the House Republican leader said. Read more ...

Kavanaugh Joins More Liberal Judges in High-Profile Decision

Kavanaugh Joins More Liberal Judges in High-Profile Decision

Planned Parenthood got some good news from the Supreme Court on Monday, as new Justice Brett Kavanaugh joined the court's more liberal judges-as did Chief Justice John... Read more ...