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Trump Wants Jets Owner, Former Dodgers Co-Owner as US Envoys

The Senate must confirm the nominations

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    After touring a local college, President Donald Trump held a rally in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. The theme of the event was billed as “Promises Made, Promises Kept,” and Trump talked about what he said were the major accomplishments of his five months in office. (Published Wednesday, June 21, 2017)

    President Donald Trump says he'll nominate New York Jets owner Woody Johnson to be the U.S. ambassador to the United Kingdom.

    Johnson raised money for Trump's presidential campaign and donated funds to help pay for inaugural festivities. Johnson is chairman and CEO of The Johnson Co., a private asset management firm in New York. He has owned the National Football League team since 2000. Johnson's nomination was expected after Trump made a public reference to it in January.

    Trump also announced his choice of Jamie McCourt, an attorney and former co-owner of the Los Angeles Dodgers baseball team, to be the U.S. ambassador to Belgium.

    The president says he wants career foreign service officer Maria Brewer to fill the ambassador's post in Sierra Leone.

    Trump Tightens Sanctions Against North Korea

    [NATL] Trump Tightens Sanctions Against North Korea

    President Trump is hitting North Korea with severe new sanctions and issuing an ultimatum to the world: If you do business with Kim Jong Un the United States will not do business with you.

    (Published Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017)

    The Senate must confirm the nominations.