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It was just one line from Senator Bob Dole's acceptance speech more than 20 years ago, but it speaks volumes about where our politics is today. He was talking about ... It makes sense to regard your critics not just as an inevitable part of the tension between press and politicians, but as something worse: …
Russia announced Thursday it was expelling 60 US diplomats and closing a US Consulate in St. Petersburg in a tit-for-tat retaliation against the US expulsion of 60 Russian diplomats. The United States had taken the action in response to Russia's alleged use of a nerve agent to poison a former Russian ...

Commenting on the Skripal case amid heightened tensions between Russia and the West, Aydın Sezer, political scientist and head of the Turkey and Russia Center of Studies (TURAM) in Istanbul, has told Sputnik that the United States and the UK are trying to influence western countries' decisions and ...
In his tweets, Mr. Trump referred to “caravans” of immigrants heading north toward the United States-Mexico border — a subject that was addressed on the Fox ... But he said that “Mexico has got to help us at the border, and a lot of people are coming in because they want to take advantage of DACA.”.
Alex Mensing, one of the US collaborators who works for Pueblo Sin Fronteras, a caravan of 1,100 people, started in the city of Tapachula, which is located in the state of ... Mensing said the caravan's primary goal is to "flee Central America" and seek asylum either within Mexico or the United States.
Democratic U.S. House candidate Jared Pettinato of Bozeman says five of the nine candidates in the race, including him, have signed his pledge to ... Montana State University political science professor David Parker has said the pledge was a publicity stunt and wouldn't hold any sort of accountability.

The United States Senator for Florida, Marco Rubio, has waded into the recent re-arrest of Ethiopian journalists and other political prisoners, urging the Ethiopian government to release them. ADVERTISING. inRead invented by Teads. Tweeting the AP report on the re-arrest, Rubio's PressShop wrote on ...
At least a dozen states signaled Tuesday that they would sue the administration to block the change to the census, arguing that the change would violate the Constitution. Census data is important not just for redrawing political boundaries, but also for allocating billions of dollars of federal funding to the ...
Some House and Senate Republicans urged him to launch an investigation of what they said was evidence of political bias in the FBI and irregularities in the way evidence was presented to the foreign intelligence court, seeking permission to eavesdrop on a former Trump campaign adviser. But Sessions ...
WASHINGTON — Congress gave swift approval to a $1.3 trillion spending bill that will keep the federal government open through September but broadly defies the Trump administration's wishes to reshape it. The House voted 256 to 167 to approve the bill early Thursday afternoon, less than 24 hours after ...
The nine defendants, accused of working at the behest of the Iranian government-tied Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, hacked the computer systems of about 320 universities in the United States and abroad to steal expensive science and engineering research that was then used or sold for profit, ...
Mr. Bolton's political committee, known as The John Bolton Super PAC, first hired Cambridge in August 2014, months after the political data firm was founded .... Beyond their conservative politics, Mr. Trump, Mr. Bolton and Cambridge Analytica all share a patron — the Mercer family of Long Island, whose ...
Eric Greitens. Republican Hawley — who is challenging Democratic U.S. Sen. ... Federal tax law prohibits 501(c)(3) charities such as The Mission Continues from participating in any political campaign on behalf of a candidate for public office, with penalties ranging up to the loss of their tax-exempt status.
Thousands of students protest in front of the U.S. Capitol for greater gun control after walking out of classes in the aftermath of the shooting after a ... In terms of politics, unlike older generations who have witnessed politicians working across the aisle and collaborating on the biggest social issues of the day, ...
The president abruptly backed down from his threat to veto the spending bill in a head-spinning four hours at the White House that left both political ... an Obama-era program he rescinded last fall that allows undocumented immigrants brought to the United States as children to apply for permits to work ...
The former United States attorney in Washington, Mr. diGenova has been on television in recent years more than he has been in court. ... also represented Senator John McCain, Republican of Arizona, when he was accused of improperly meeting with federal bank regulators as a favor for a political donor.
Safer roads in cities are possible, but politics holding us back, says report ... Uber crash in Tempe, Arizona highlighted questions of road safety and design, a new report suggests that politicians and policymakers often have the solutions to safer streets, yet lack the political will to create meaningful change.

“The person who will be first in first out of the Oval Office on national security matters passionately believes the U.S. should launch pre-emptive war against ... Last summer, Mr. Trump balked at a plan General McMaster presented to bolster the presence of United States forces in Afghanistan, although the ...
... political stress emanating from Washington is escalating while the world's ability to absorb new shocks is diminishing," Fred Kempe, president and CEO of the Atlantic Council, said in a note this week. Trump's White House has strongly signaled its willingness to depart from traditional U.S. foreign policy.
Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal on Saturday underscored the importance diplomacy in the resolution of the Afghan conflict, saying that “the US is relying too much on its military” when it ... John J Sullivan noted that cooperation between Pakistan and United States is must for peace and stability in the region.
WASHINGTON — President Trump's approval ratings have been nudging upward and his party's political standing is improving, but the president's unceasing ... “Any time spent on TV talking about anything but how we're helping the middle class is a waste of time and does nothing to help us win in 2018.”.
The United States intelligence officials said they cut off the deal because they were wary of being entangled in a Russian operation to create discord inside the American government. They were also fearful of political fallout in Washington if they were seen to be buying scurrilous information on the ...
Voting against those wins to take a stand on DACA — and possibly prolonging the shutdown — carried its own political risks. Representative John Yarmuth of Kentucky, the top Democrat on the House Budget Committee, noted that the budget deal “meets nearly every one of our priorities.” “If Democrats ...
CBS News' chief White House correspondent and "The Takeout" podcast host Major Garrett was a parliamentary witness Thursday at the U.K.'s House of Commons Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee to present evidence about "fake news" and its widespread prominence on social media platforms ...
The original order, named "Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States," took immediate effect to bar admission to the United States of all people with nonimmigrant or immigrant visas from seven countries -- Iraq, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen -- for 90 days.
Boris Johnson has banned himself from using the phrase “special relationship” to describe Britain's longstanding links with the United States: it sounds, he says, “a bit needy”. But as Donald Trump's White House lurches from one crisis to the next – the latest being his remarks about migrants from “shithole” ...
Stiglitz sees risks in U.S. politics as spending deadline nears ... ZURICH – A U.S. government shutdown could spook investors and is the biggest threat to the stock market rally, according to Nobel prize-winning ... “The most significant political risk is the United States,” Stiglitz said in a telephone interview.
At the meeting, Mr. Durbin said Mr. Trump also questioned whether the United States needed more Haitians. Mr. Graham is said to have admonished the president during the meeting, telling him that “America is an idea, not a race.” Mr. Trump has a notable style when it comes to professing that he does not ...
It hasn't been a great couple of weeks for Alibaba in the U.S.. First affiliate Ant Financial's proposed acquisition of MoneyGram collapsed due to objections from the U.S. government, now its Taobao service has the dubious honor of again featuring on the USTR (United States Trade Representative) naughty ...
19 include protections for undocumented immigrants brought to the United States illegally as children. ... What most alarms congressional negotiators is that political imperatives appear to have overtaken the immigration policy deliberations in the still-unfolding debate over Mr. Trump's vulgar description in ...
But Jackson's legacy is worthy of deeper scrutiny — albeit a scrutiny spurred by his ill condition — particularly as the United States feels the tremors from waves he ... Disregarding the validity of these arguments, the political expediency in them is clear: Historically, politicians have stood a greater chance at ...
Washington (CNN) The 25th Amendment is back in the news so this bears repeating. Again. The type of event in which you could imagine President Donald Trump's Cabinet and his vice president engaging in a political mutiny against him and removing him from power using the 25th Amendment would ...
The Trump administration is ending special protections for Salvadoran immigrants, forcing nearly 200,000 to leave the U.S. by September 2019 or face ... who came to the United States in 2000 when he was 19 years old, was anguished about what to do with his wife and two children who are U.S. citizens.
At the Golden Globes on Sunday evening, Winfrey was presented with the Cecil B DeMille award and she gave a political speech at what was already a .... Oprah has spoken about thinking about [entering politics], but I think she has resisted because political life is hard to do without a lot of compromising.
Every day for the past year we've woken up to new uncertainties from the Twitter Presidency. Volatile relations with North Korea, the resurgence of neo-Nazis and attacks on the press have created a constant state of unrest. By electing a man with no experience or qualifications, and of questionable mental ...
Commentary: What local elections tells us about political party recruitment failures For some time now, political parties in Indonesia have been run like a family business. Megawati has been in charge of the PDI-P for more than two decades and she has groomed her daughter to take over the party when the ...
Washington (CNN) US ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley says President Trump's tweet warning North Korean leader Kim Jong Un about US nuclear ... "He can't sit there and imply that he's gonna destroy the United States without us reminding him of the facts and the reality that if you go there it's not us ...
“I saw a man who was a political genius,” Miller said, in a bad-tempered interview on CNN's State of the Union that was abruptly abandoned when ... it was “not unreasonable to say that this is 25th amendment kind of stuff”, referring to the section in the US constitution on removing a president from office.
US military widows hit out at unauthorised use of photos for political purposes after Donald Trump retweet ... When Trump and other politicians and commentators denounce the NFL protests as disrespectful to troops, a photo of her at her late husband's casket, her hand on top of his folded hands in crisp ...
President Donald Trump has hit out at “very weak” libel laws in the US as he branded an explosive new book detailing the inner workings of the White House as “fiction”. Suggesting he would like to see tougher laws on speech, Mr Trump said that if libel laws “were strong... you wouldn't have things like that ...
News Analysis: Experts say Senator Hatch retirement major shift in U.S. politics ... DENVER, the United States, Jan. 6 (Xinhua) -- With the announcement this week that U.S. longest-serving Senate Republican Orrin Hatch will retire soon, political pundits weigh in on a major shift in the country's political ...
“Potus has learned over time that Socratic testing and a lack of predictability is a worthy weapon in both negotiations and in keeping his team well honed, unentitled and on alert,” he said, using the initials for president of the United States. “He has no truck with political correctness, self-promotion or personal ...
Washington D.C., Jan 5, 2018 / 02:51 am (CNA).- It's been a little over a year since the 2016 election that polarized the nation and left deep political divides among family and friends. Another election may be the last thing many Americans want to think about, but with midterm races just 10 months away, the already tense ...
Nostalgia is defining US politics – in 2018, it may become a weapon ... Others have the potential to become political calls to arms. ... The political landscape created in the late Sixties – shaped by white fears about black advance, male fears about female advance and “silent majority” infuriation about elite ...
Of course, it cannot match 1861, when the United States was tumbling into a civil war and Abraham Lincoln found himself helpless to prevent a conflict that would take more American lives than in any other bloodletting in U.S. history. But 2017 has its own unmatched attributes. No president since opinion ...
But the fact that #Oprah2020 is so popular says much more about us than it does about her. Have we really given up on the idea of a political candidate who is both politically experienced and can articulate a progressive vision for the nation? Is that really so much to ask in a nation of more than 300 million ...
And stateside, activists and some lawmakers are challenging old assumptions about U.S. politics and foreign policy. ... Critics of the existing Swedish export policy ranged across the political spectrum; the right-wing Christian Democrats, the Greens and the Left Party are especially enthusiastic about cutting ...
... comments as empty rhetoric and said that many hope that Mr. Trump stops dragging the agency into the headlines and accusing it of being political. ... those serving at the F.B.I. and training at the F.B.I. Academy where President Trump spoke, do not serve him personally, but serve all of us,” he added.
North Korea's November ICBM "has not yet shown to be a capable threat against us right now," Mattis said during an off-camera briefing with reporters at the Pentagon on Friday. He added that the United States is still assessing the situation. "We are still examining the forensics, we're still doing the ...
American politicians and businessmen have come forward to donate for the Ghadar Party plaque that mysteriously disappeared on October 23 from Astoria, Oregon. This plaque was dedicated to the Ghadarites at the centennial celebration of the party in Astoria in 2013. The plaque was installed by the City ...


 

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