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NEW YORK — Almost 18 months have passed since Hillary Clinton lost the presidency. She holds no position of power in government. And she is not expected to run for office again. Yet Clinton is starring in the Republican Party's 2018 midterm strategy. With control of Congress up for grabs this fall, the ...
The Russian Studies Program at Yale will host a conference titled “Regime Evolution, Institutional Change, and Social Transformation in Russia: Lessons for Political Science” on Friday-Saturday, April 27-28. The conference will feature Russian, European, and North American scholars who will discuss ...

As someone who still owns land on Yeezy Island, I was anxious when Kanye West made his return to Twitter a couple weeks ago. Because as those who haven't yet sold their Yeezy properties know, every time he opens his mouth, property values plummet. So imagine my pleasant surprise when I saw that ...
National Sovereignty Day celebrations were marked by political tension between the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) and the main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP) on April 23, as the latter bids to find a strategy against the AKP and the Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) alliance in ...
“I have a secret and dangerous mission. Send me a West Point football player.”So, Gen. George C. Marshall, America's architect of victory in World War II, is alleged to have said. Himself a graduate of the Virginia Military Institute, Marshall was a shrewd judge of leadership. I'm not sure what sports CIA ...
Last week, I called attention to Bishop Robert McElroy's Bernardin lecture at Loyola University Chicago. I noted that I disagreed with the bishop's diagnosis of what ails our body politic, but that did not prevent me from embracing his prescription for how the leaders of the Catholic Church should engage the ...

American politics is tribal. Are we ready to admit that? Shadi Hamid. While Americans like to think that they transcend tribal thinking, Amy Chua's new book argues that this is far from the case. Mon 23 Apr 2018 07.00 EDT Last modified on Mon 23 Apr 2018 13.30 EDT. Share on Facebook · Share on Twitter · Share via Email ...
But last week's decision should have been an occasion not for scoring perceived “wins” and “losses,” but for humility, since it's a reminder that good judges don't reason on the basis of policy preferences or presidential politics. Instead, the judge follows the law, as he or she understands it, wherever it goes ...
A database of bowdlerised books, films and music offers insight into when, and why, governments are tempted to clamp down. Prospero. Apr 23rd 2018. by I.S. | BEIRUT. A WOMAN sits at a table, a pen and a sheet of paper in front of her. Out of shot, a man's voice begins to dictate instructions, which she notes down ...
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., confers with his communications aide Matt House as he speaks to reporters following a closed-door strategy session on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, April 17, 2018. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite). Trisha Parker-Madison of Chicago celebrates by ...
After Bruce Patrson of Garwood was stopped from speaking at the Union County freeholder meeting of March 22 regarding the politics behind refusing to give the party line to a sitting freeholder I thought this brazen suppression of free speech could not go unanswered. A the the April 19 meeting I answered ...
After the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. was shot in 1968, Donna Brazile's grandmother called her and her siblings around the table. She asked them to pray for King's recovery, and then she asked them to pray for the assassin. “She told us we had to pray for everybody,” Brazile said at a Sunday event at The ...
What to watch for this week in New York politics: Eyes of the New York political world are on Westchester as this week begins. There are 11 special elections Tuesday to fill vacant state legislative seats, but the big one is the State Senate race in District 37. While the district is home to a Democratic ...
Hopefully, you're apprised of the risks here, but if not, I wanted to talk a bit about the market implications of the midterm elections. This year, the elections are potentially more relevant for markets than ever for a variety of reasons, many of which should be obvious. There are some stats and visuals included ...
NEWSMAKER. Inside Texas Politics began with Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton explaining why he might sue the Trump administration. Paxton also discussed the Texas case going before the Supreme Court on Tuesday, April 22, 2018. Justices will decide if Texas lawmakers gerrymandered districts to ...
This chat ran in the Daily Intel newsletter, which combines a digest of the stories you care about with exclusive political commentary that you won't find on the website. To subscribe to the newsletter, click here. I'm your host, Ezekiel Kweku, and today I'm grilling two members of New York's politics team ...
Donald Trump may have chosen not to attend Barbara Bush's funeral on Saturday, but social media users still found a way to talk about him in his absence. After the president's wife Melania Trump was spotted smiling and sharing a laugh with Barack Obama before the service in Houston, it didn't take long ...

In a statement, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer announced plans to introduce legislation to decriminalize marijuana on the federal level, saying his thinking on the issue “has evolved.” The Democratic National Committee filed a lawsuit against the Trump campaign, the Russian government, and the ...
In the summer of 1953, Barbara Bush, who died on Tuesday, at the age of ninety-two, spent her days in New York's Sloan Kettering Institute, at the bedside of her daughter, Robin, who was three years old and had leukemia, for which there was then no effective treatment. Barbara's husband, George H. W. Bush, who would ...
The following is the March 26, 2018 Congressional Research Service report, Iran: Politics, Human Rights, and U.S. Policy. From the Report: Since the Islamic Revolution in Iran in 1979, the United States and Iran have been broadly at odds. During the 1980s and 1990s, U.S. officials identified Iran's support ...
President Trump confirmed that CIA Director Mike Pompeo met secretly with North Korea Leader Kim Jong Un earlier this month, and said “a good relationship was formed.” White House Budget Director Mick Mulvaney said his office will investigate Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott ...
It seems safe to say that no presidential family member will ever be quite like Barbara Bush. Admirers and critics alike respected that she always spoke what was on her mind, forever fiercely loyal to her husband and her son in their times as president and beyond. REMEMBERING 'THE SILVER FOX'.
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; Email ...
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 former ...
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 ...



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