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Marjorie Taylor Greene: US House votes to strip Republican of key posts

Marjorie Taylor Greene: US House votes to strip Republican of key posts

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The US House of Representatives has voted to expel a Republican congresswoman from two committees over incendiary remarks she made before being elected last November. Marjorie Taylor Greene had promoted baseless QAnon conspiracy theories and endorsed violence against Democrats. Before the vote, she said she regretted her views, which included claims that school shootings and 9/11 were staged.Eleven Republicans joined the Democrats to pass the motion by 230-199. What is QAnon?The Republican dilemma, embodied in one politicianIt means the representative - who was elected in November, representing a district in the southern state of Georgia - cannot take up her place on the education and budget committees. This would limit her ability to shape policy as most legislation goes through a committ...
US election: Trump tells Georgia election official to ‘find’ votes to overturn Biden win

US election: Trump tells Georgia election official to ‘find’ votes to overturn Biden win

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Argentina abortion: Senate votes in favour of legalisation

Argentina abortion: Senate votes in favour of legalisation

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Peru Congress votes to impeach president, citing corruption

Peru Congress votes to impeach president, citing corruption

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Nov. 10 (UPI) -- Peruvian lawmakers voted overwhelmingly to impeach President Martin Vizcarra as the South American nation continues to reel from the coronavirus pandemic. Congress voted 105-19 on Monday in favor of the opposition motion to remove Vizcarra, 57, a decision the president said he didn't agree with but wouldn't contest. Advertisement "I declare that without agreeing with the decision, today I will leave the presidential palace and go to my home," he said in a national address. "History and the Peruvian people will judge the decisions that each one of us makes." In a statement on Twitter addressed to the Peruvian people, he said they were his "support and strength" during his nearly three-year presidency. "I leave with a clear conscience, my head held high and my duty accompl...
Trump admits losing would not be ‘easy’ as final votes cast in US election

Trump admits losing would not be ‘easy’ as final votes cast in US election

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Donald Trump has admitted losing the US presidency would not be "easy", as voters head to the polls in the final hours of a historic election.The Republican incumbent said he had not yet thought about a concession or victory speech, as he addressed party workers at their headquarters in Arlington, Virginia. Meanwhile, Democrat challenger Joe Biden headed back to his home state of Pennsylvania in a last-ditch bid to win over enough people to turn the state blue and reap its 20 electoral college votes. Image: Joe Biden went back to his childhood home He was bullish about the prospect of success, writing a note on the living room wall of the home he grew up in Scranton: "From this house to the White House with the grace of God."Americans...