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Oscar Perez: Venezuela action man in chopper 'coup'

Oscar Perez: Venezuela action man in chopper 'coup'An elite cop-turned-film star became the man of the hour Wednesday in the disaster movie that is Venezuela’s political crisis. With his tan and muscles, 36-year-old Oscar Perez may seem to have more in common with action fantasy idols like Vin Diesel than with your average Venezuelan cop. Now Venezuela is wondering whether his alleged “coup” attempt in a stolen helicopter in the skies over Caracas on Tuesday night was scripted or real.



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DNC Chairman Tom Perez Asks For Staff Resignations

DNC Chairman Tom Perez Asks For Staff ResignationsPerez is in the midst of trying to rebuild the party in the wake of November's stunning election defeat.



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DNC Chair Perez defends Rep. Keith Ellison’s past statements about Israel

DNC Chair Perez defends Rep. Keith Ellison’s past statements about IsraelOn Feb. 28, ahead of President Trump’s first joint address to Congress, new DNC Chair Tom Perez spoke to Yahoo Global News Anchor Katie Couric. Perez defended Rep. Keith Ellison, D-Minn., who has been dogged by his past associations with the Nation of Islam and his past defense of its founder, Louis Farrakhan, who had made anti-Semitic comments. Ellison was the runner-up to Perez in DNC chair balloting and will be bringing Perez to Trump’s joint address to Congress as his guest.



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Democrats pick Perez to lead party against Trump

Democrats pick Perez to lead party against TrumpU.S. Democrats elected former Labor Secretary Tom Perez as chairman on Saturday, choosing a veteran of the Obama administration to lead the daunting task of rebuilding the party and heading the opposition to Republican President Donald Trump. Members of the Democratic National Committee, the administrative and fundraising arm of the party, picked Perez on the second round of voting over U.S. Representative Keith Ellison, a liberal from Minnesota. Following one of the most crowded and competitive party leadership elections in decades, Perez faces a challenge in unifying and rejuvenating a party still reeling from the Nov. 8 loss of Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.



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Will Tom Perez unite the Democratic party?

Will Tom Perez unite the Democratic party?The Democratic National Committee voted Saturday to select former Labor Secretary Tom Perez to head the group, bring an end to a contentious race that pitted the more centric ideology of the party under former President Barack Obama against the progressive agenda of Sen. Bernie Sanders. Mr. Perez edged out Rep. Keith Ellison of Minnesota, who received the backing of Senator Sanders (I) of Vermont, in an unprecedented second round of voting, taking 235 of the 435 votes. In a nod to the party’s more progressive wing, Perez has selected Mr. Ellison to serve as deputy chairman of the party.



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Former Obama official Tom Perez elected DNC chair

Former Obama official Tom Perez elected DNC chairATLANTA — Tom Perez was elected the next chair of the Democratic National Committee on Saturday afternoon, putting an end to a contentious four-month election that divided the battered party’s liberal and centrist wings along similar lines as last year’s presidential primary race. Perez, seen as the more establishment choice, immediately tapped his chief rival, Rep. Keith Ellison, D-Minn., as his deputy. After Perez’s win was announced, a handful of hardcore Ellison supporters chanted “Party to the people” in protest, drowning out the party leaders.



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Former Obama labor secretary Tom Perez elected DNC chair

Former Obama labor secretary Tom Perez elected DNC chairOn Saturday, February 25, Tom Perez was elected chairman of the Democratic National Committee. Perez was labor secretary under President Obama.



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