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Often criticized for bringing his voice into the political arena, Diocese of Providence Roman Catholic Bishop Thomas J. Tobin says he is compelled by his faith to speak on issues of morality. And that, he said, is in line with the teachings of Pope Francis, who regularly addresses hot-button topics.
The former first lady died Tuesday at the age of 92. To discuss Bush's legacy, David Greene talks to Rider University professor Myra Gutin, who wrote a book about Bush's years in the White House. Facebook; Twitter; Flipboard; ...

Although recently deceased first lady Barbara Bush never lived in Austin, she forged ties here during her husband's two unsuccessful bids for the U.S. Senate (1964, 1970) and during her son's two terms as Texas governor (1995-2000). In keeping with White House tradition, Bush kept in touch with ...
During an interview on ABC's The View, adult-film star Stormy Daniels released a sketch of the man she claims threatened her to “leave Trump alone” in 2011. Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley announced that his office may have discovered evidence of criminal wrongdoing by state Governor Eric ...
“Our county party has been revitalized as people got back into politics after the 2016 election, and I think if there was a Democrat in the White House, the mood in Oklahoma would be very different,” he told The Intercept. “With Trump, a lot of people who would be voting are staying home out of frustration, ...

Brian Klaas, fellow in comparative politics at the London School of Economics, countered by telling CNBC that a president should be a "man of principle and character." "If Hillary Clinton was being accused of these things, I would not be standing here defending her. I think there's an objective view about ...
Khama, a former soldier, entered politics and succeeded Festus Mogae in 2008. Under his tenure, Botswana had a no-nonsense diplomatic stance that saw the country criticize the United States over a Jerusalem vote. Botswana broke diplomatic ties with The Gambia at a time Yahya Jammeh was refusing ...
Earlier this year, Ryan Glasspiegel of The Big Lead reported that ESPN was “exploring its options to sell or otherwise divest from” FiveThirtyEight, the Nate Silver-led data-driven politics, sports and culture site they bought in 2013 and launched in March 2014. Now, that's come to pass, but in an interesting ...
Around the world, diplomacy, they say, has succumbed to party politics and political ideologies, shifting gears on the whims of electoral cycles. Even at a time when it has never seemed more important, the space for diplomacy has narrowed, while the corresponding space for conflict has widened. This is ...
"CHRISTIAN: The Politics of a Word in America," by Matthew Bowman, Harvard University Press, 304 pages (nf). On July 28, 2010, author Anne Rice left the Catholic church, saying, “Today I quit being a Christian. I'm out. I remain committed to Christ as always but not to being 'Christian' or to being part of ...
People who know less about politics are more confident about their political knowledge, according to research published in the scientific journal Political Psychology. The new study found that this effect was exacerbated when partisan identities were activated. “The Dunning-Kruger effect holds that ...
And, certainly, many people here in Washington and media and politics have already voraciously read this book. But what don't we know yet about Mr. Comey and what he's going to say? LIASSON: We don't know everything he's going to say. We also don't know how Donald Trump will react to this over ...
With a new state budget in place, City Council preliminary budget hearings over, and it being the annual April school break, there are limited events scheduled this week. But, that does not mean the politics will be anywhere near quiet. In fact, things get moving quickly on Monday morning as Republican ...
He crops up a lot in the excellent exhibition Hope to Nope: Graphics and Politics 2008-18 at the Design Museum in London, which demonstrates that good design is an elusive, amoral quantity. Shepard Fairey's Obama poster struck a chord around the world, becoming a totem for change. When a different ...
There has been a lot of talk around the globe over the use of Facebook data by Cambridge Analytica (CA), a company partly owned by the U.S. billionaire hedge fund owner and Donald Trump backer, Robert Mercer. In India, the discussion has descended into a farcical wrangle between the Bharatiya ...
How to check where Facebook thinks you stand on politics. Clayton Klapper. 12:19 PM, Apr 1, 2018. 2 mins ago. national | world. Share Article. $1,695,000 – 6104 E. Laurel Lane, Scottsdale – 5 bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms/5,467 square feet – Photos/info courtesy of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, realtor Christopher ...

Margaret “Peg” Gibbons, 69, a journalist believed to have had the longest tenure in the Montgomery County Courthouse press corps, and respected by politicians and government officials despite her withering questioning of their policies, practices, and motives, died of a heart attack March 30, at her ...
(CNN) Take a look at the week in politics from March 25 through 31. Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP. Ivanka and Tiffany Trump listen to their father, President Donald Trump, speak at what was billed as an infrastructure event in Richfield, Ohio, on Thursday. His speech was filled with many of the political ...
(CNN) One city is getting a new naked attraction, and another is getting a bit of work-life balance. But if you're planning on traveling, remember your ID... unlike some famous somebody did this week. Meanwhile, the Pope and a big currency company are making dreams come true (separately). It's time for ...
Its politics are the politics of recognition and empathy. It belongs not with Fox News but with ABC's other family comedies, including "Black-ish," which enjoyed a big ratings boost from its powerful, new lead-in, and "Fresh Off the Boat." Most Americans aren't blue-collar midwestern whites, affluent West Coast ...
Columbia professor Mark Lilla is notorious for his opposition to identity politics. Lilla's argument, in brief, is that liberal “moral panic” over affronts to identity politics, real and perceived, has alienated the “white working class and those with strong religious convictions,” pushing them into the welcoming arms ...
I spent last week in Madison as “writer-in-residence” at the University of Wisconsin. While it was hardly an off-the-grid experience, it did take me out of the daily news cycle for the first time in a while. Diving back in kind of reminds me of Charlton Heston waking from his space travel to discover that he's on a ...
(CNN) Ask people why they belong to their political party and they're almost as likely to tell you it's because the other party is so bad as they are to tell you they like something about the party they joined. The trend is even more evident among independents. Republican and Democratic independent leaners ...
Even with Congress on break, there was a lot of news this week. From the expulsion of Russian diplomats to a citizenship question on the 2020 census, here are five of the biggest stories in American politics this week, in a nutshell. (And some additional links if you want to read further.) ...
A politics expert and a choreographer have joined forces to produce a contemporary dance work inspired by Brexit. Stephen Coleman, professor of political communication at the University of Leeds, worked with Sharon Watson, artistic director of Phoenix Dance Theatre, to generate material for Taking a ...
As a business, commenting on politics can be a tricky and sometimes ill-advised move. When your brand offers any opinion related to a hot-button issue, you're guaranteed to alienate at least some of your customer base. What place, if any, do corporations have in political discussions? We polled Young ...
California millennials are diving into politics in the age of Trump ... In 2013, 27-year-old Matt Hamlett moved from Long Beach, California, to have a direct impact on state politics. And after ... With the mix of politics and policy that happens in legislative houses, it gives you a very similar rush to a sports feel.” ...
BANGKOK • Thailand's junta will lift a near four-year ban on political activity in June, an official said yesterday, as space for debate slowly expands in the kingdom with polls promised for next year. Political gatherings of five or more people have been outlawed since Thailand's army grabbed power in a May ...
Its politics are the politics of recognition and empathy. It belongs not with Fox News but with ABC's other family comedies, including “Black-ish,” which enjoyed a big ratings boost from its powerful, new lead-in, and “Fresh Off the Boat.” Most Americans aren't blue-collar Midwestern whites, affluent West Coast ...
He reimbursed the government. But if travel is a big problem, then there were a lot of other Cabinet secretaries, including the head of EPA, who might - Scott Pruitt, who had faced these problems. I do think there is politics here. Shulkin approved some contracting out at the VA, but he was resolutely opposed ...
Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt, who's previously drawn criticism for his spending habits, came under scrutiny again Friday after details of his housing arrangement emerged: According to media reports, Pruitt leased an apartment linked to a Washington lobbyist for $50 a night.
The weirdness of covering politics in Donald Trump's Washington is that you can have what feels like a slow week in national politics also be a week in which a Cabinet secretary got fired. After all, the secretary of veterans affairs isn't like a top-five most important Cabinet secretary or anything. But with ...
Starting next week, we'll be testing an additional way for you to receive the Politics & Policy Daily newsletter using Amazon's Alexa. Over the course of four days, we'll air a short news briefing that can be accessed through your Amazon account. We'll highlight the day's news and The Atlantic pieces making ...
It will be tempting for most critics to approach “The Female Persuasion” through the lens of the current political climate — perhaps nigh impossible for them not to. Meg Wolitzer's 12th novel begins with a campus assault that leads to a protest that leads to an intergenerational feminist debate that takes a turn ...
For God doesn't look at us like we look at each other, doesn't judge as we judge, and isn't swayed by politics. The Bible insists that God holds us all to the same standard: his own perfection. And against that standard, we all sin and fall short of his glory. None of us is righteous. None of us has merited his ...
In this March 6, 2018 file photo, former Vice President Joe Biden speaks at a rally in support of Conor Lamb, the Democratic candidate for the March 13 special election in Pennsylvania's 18th Congressional District in Collier, Pa. Biden says he would “beat the hell” out of President Donald Trump in high ...
Sometimes a politician says something so racist, sexist, or otherwise terrible that it could (or should) ruin their career. But for that to happen, somebody's got to be there to get it on tape — and it's not an easy gig. Zach Wurtz has been working as a political “tracker” in Washington state for almost a decade.
President Trump · Donald John TrumpKushner has called Bolton for advice over past year: report Jeb Bush hits Trump: I go home to children 'who actually love me' Sanders to visit Mississippi for anniversary of MLK assassination MORE on Thursday brought campaign politics to an official White House ...
A staggering 18.2 million viewers watched the premiere of the tenth season of “Roseanne” (almost exactly 21 years since the show went off the air), making it the highest rated comedy in four years. Team Trump, of whom creator Roseanne Barr has been a vocal supporter, played the ratings as a win for ...
WASHINGTON — For the second time this term, the Supreme Court heard arguments on Wednesday about whether voting maps can be so distorted by politics that they violate the Constitution. As they had when an earlier case was argued in October, many of the justices agreed that partisan ...
University of Virginia fourth-year student Austin Owen of Vestavia Hills, Alabama, has been named a James C. Gaither Junior Fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. Owen is a government and foreign affairs major in the politics honors program, and is also minoring in Russian and East ...
Democrats and civil-rights groups are lambasting the decision by US Commerce secretary Wilbur Ross to include a question about citizenship in the 2020 US Census. Critics are calling the move, which was announced late Monday, a political ploy that undermines the rigorous process used by the Census ...
Few states have thumbed a collective nose at President Trump more than California. But when it comes to the self-styled "resistance" of new federal policies, not everyone is on board. ORANGE COUNTY: RESISTING THE 'RESISTANCE'. Advertisement. The Republican-led Orange County Board of ...
Starting next week, we'll be testing an additional way for you to receive the Politics & Policy Daily newsletter using Amazon's Alexa. Over the course of four days, we'll air a short news briefing that can be accessed through your Amazon account. We'll highlight the day's news and The Atlantic pieces making ...
In Colorado's 6th Congressional District, likely Democratic candidate Jason Crow is campaigning for more gun control against battle-tested, and NRA-endorsed, incumbent GOP Rep. Mike Coffman. Facebook; Twitter; Flipboard; Email ...
In December 1945, Ezra Pound was committed to St. Elizabeths Hospital in Washington, DC. He was then 60 years old, internationally famous, and under indictment for treason against the United States. In an infamous series of broadcasts made on Italian radio between 1941 and 1943, Pound had ...
The art world has always debated where it falls on the spectrum between pleasure and politics. Do we really want art to challenge us with the conflicts and threats we find in the news every day? If it does so, contemporary political art risks preaching to an audience comprised of a small, well-educated liberal ...
In our current environment of a polarized nation and unbalanced media, it is not surprising that there is a lack of reasonable analysis and constructive conversation relating to overcoming many of the ills plaguing our country. The leading tragic issue that perhaps best symbolizes this vast divide is the ...
Thousands of protesters took to the streets outside of the White House, and a woman went on television to share details of an alleged sexual affair with the president. Either of those two weekend story lines might prompt a tweet storm from President Trump, but he mostly stayed out of the fray. The Times ...



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