Politics

  • Trump's Money Man at Center of Criminal Probe
    Trump's_money_man_at_center_of_criminal_probe 2021-03-07 22:17:03 UTC
    (Reuters) - When lawyers asked Donald Trump more than a decade ago to identify who estimated values on some of his signature properties, he shrugged and pointed to his longtime accountant, Allen Weisselberg. “I think ultimately probably Mr. Weisselberg,” he said, testifying in 2007 in a defama...

  • UK's Johnson Wants to Host Euro 2020, WM 2030
    Uk's_johnson_wants_to_host_euro_2020__wm_2030 2021-03-02 02:52:27 UTC
    LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Boris Johnson says it is the “right time” for the United Kingdom and Ireland to launch a bid to host the 2030 soccer World Cup, while he added the country would also be willing to host extra Euro 2020 matches this year if required. “We are very, very k...

  • After Losing US Election, Republicans Weigh Making It Harder To Vote
    After_losing_us_election__republicans_weigh_making_it_harder_to_vote 2021-03-02 01:27:18 UTC
    ATLANTA (AP) — Republican lawmakers in Georgia muscled legislation through the state House on Monday that would roll back voting access, over the objection of Democrats and civil rights groups gathered at the Capitol to protest. The bill comes after record turnout led to Democratic wins in Geo...

  • Here Is Why Rush Limbaugh Was Most Important Individual Media Figure in U.S.
    Here_is_why_rush_limbaugh_was_most_important_individual_media_figure_in_u.s. 2021-02-18 16:51:22 UTC
    NEW YORK (AP) — You didn’t have to like or even listen to Rush Limbaugh to be affected by what he did. Conservative talk radio wasn’t a genre before him. Without Limbaugh, it’s hard to imagine a Fox News Channel, or a President Donald Trump, or a media landscape defined by shouters of all stri...

  • Decades Of Hate: Limbaugh Dead
    Decades_of_hate-_rush_limbaugh_dead 2021-02-18 16:39:51 UTC
    Rush Limbaugh, the talk radio host who ripped into liberals and laid waste to political correctness with a merry brand of malice that made him one of the most powerful voices on the American right, influencing the rightward push of conservatism and the rise of Donald Trump, died Wednesday. He was...

  • COVID-19: How Political Leaders Functioned as Superspreaders
    Covid-19-_how_political_leaders_functioned_as_superspreaders 2021-02-15 21:57:57 UTC
    <p>Publisher: <a href="https://www.glogat.com/fb_4142805249079952">Poone Bakhtiary</a></p><p><img src="https://glogatmedia.s3.us-west-1.amazonaws.com/storage/uploads/blogs/preview/_700_8d8f6bfabac3a62373d55c32f68689fc.jpg" class="fr-fic fr-dii"></p><h2>Anatomy of a conspiracy: With COVID, China t...

  • Biden: This Sad Chapter In Our History Has Reminded Us That Democracy Is Fragile
    Biden-_this_sad_chapter_in_our_history_has_reminded_us_that_democracy_is_fragile 2021-02-14 06:57:56 UTC
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The end of former President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial opens a new chapter for his successor in the White House. But while President Joe Biden and his team are eager to move past the impeachment, the bitterly partisan tone of the proceedings underscores the deep challen...

  • US Senate To Wrap Trump's Impeachment Case
    Us_senate_to_wrap_trump's_impeachment_case 2021-02-13 20:20:38 UTC
    WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats began wrapping up their impeachment case against Donald Trump on Saturday after a tumultuous morning in which they gave up a last-minute plan for witness testimony that could have significantly prolonged the trial and delayed a vote on whether the former presiden...

  • UK Court: Nigerians Sue Shell After Years of Oil Spills in Niger Delta
    Uk_court-_nigerians_sue_shell_after_years_of_oil_spills_in_niger_delta 2021-02-14 06:07:34 UTC
    LONDON (Reuters) - The UK Supreme Court on Friday allowed a group of 42,500 Nigerian farmers and fishermen to sue Royal Dutch Shell (RDS) in English courts after years of oil spills in the Niger Delta contaminated land and groundwater. Senior judges said there was an arguable case that UK-domi...

  • Trump's Crimes Remain Fresh After His Presidency
    Trump's_crimes_remain_fresh_after_his_presidency 2021-02-13 02:17:43 UTC
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Chilling security video of last month’s deadly insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, including of rioters searching menacingly for House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Vice President Mike Pence, has become a key exhibit in Donald Trump’s impeachment trial as lawmakers prosecuting the case...

  • Iran’s FM Zarif Urges Washington to Return to Nuclear Deal
    Iran%e2%80%99s_fm_zarif_urges_us_to_act_fast_to_return_to_nuclear_deal 2021-02-07 06:31:20 UTC
    DUBAI (Reuters) - Iran’s foreign minister urged Washington to act fast to return to the 2015 nuclear accord, pointing out that legislation passed by parliament forces the government to harden its nuclear stance if U.S. sanctions are not eased by Feb. 21. Mohammad Javad Zarif also referred to e...

  • Biden Suspends Trump's Asylum Agreements with El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras
    Biden_suspends_trump's_asylum_agreements_with_el_salvador__guatemala__honduras 2021-02-07 06:31:56 UTC
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Biden administration said on Saturday it was immediately suspending Trump-era asylum agreements with El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras, part of a bid to undo his Republican predecessor’s hardline immigration policies. In a statement, State Department Secretary Anto...

  • Biden: Erratic Trump Should Not Receive Classified Intel
    Biden-_erratic_trump_should_not_receive_classified_intel 2021-02-06 06:51:58 UTC
    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden said Friday that Donald Trump’s “erratic behavior” should prevent him from receiving classified intelligence briefings, a courtesy that historically has been granted to outgoing presidents. Asked in an interview with CBS News what he feared if Trump contin...

  • US Ends Support of 5 Years Saudi-Led Offensive in Yemen
    Us_ends_support_of_five-year_saudi-led_military_offensive_in_yemen 2021-02-05 19:06:48 UTC
    President Joe Biden announced Thursday the United States was ending support for a grinding five-year Saudi-led military offensive in Yemen that has deepened suffering in the Arabian peninsula’s poorest country, calling the move part of restoring a U.S. emphasis on diplomacy, democracy and human r...

  • US House Punishes Congresswoman for Spreading Hateful and Violent Conspiracy Theories
    Us_house_punishes_congresswoman_for_spreading_hateful_and_violent_conspiracy_theories 2021-02-05 00:25:47 UTC
    WASHINGTON (AP) — A fiercely divided House tossed Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene off both her committees Thursday, an unprecedented punishment that Democrats said she’d earned by spreading hateful and violent conspiracy theories. Underscoring the political vise her inflammatory commentary has cla...

  • Biden's Chance to Restore Obamacare
    Joe_biden-_trump_has_'emboldened_white_supremacists'_ 2021-01-29 05:30:25 UTC
    <p>WASHINGTON (AP) &mdash; President Joe Biden on Thursday ordered government health insurance markets to reopen for a special sign-up window, offering uninsured Americans a haven as the spread of COVID-19 remains <a href="https://apnews.com/hub/coronavirus-pandemic">dangerously high</a> and vacc...

  • Robert Reich: It Is Time To End The Filibuster
    It_is_time_to_end_the_filibuster_ 2021-01-27 00:15:31 UTC
    Berkeley, California — Making progress on Joe Biden's agenda or anything more Progressive, now requires a super majority of 60 votes in the Senate, because of an old Senate rule requiring that many votes to end debate and allow vote on a proposed law. It's called the filibuster and it's not in...

  • Merkel Says “There Is Simply a Much Broader Political Overlap With President Biden”
    Angela_merkel-_brexit_changed_my_view_on_europe 2021-01-26 07:11:04 UTC
    BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Thursday that she isn’t abandoning a German-Russian gas pipeline project that faces U.S. sanctions, but wants to talk to the new administration about the issue. The Nord Stream 2 pipeline, which would bring Russian gas to Germany under the Bal...

  • Merkel Invites Biden to Germany for Visit
    Merkel_invites_biden_to_germany_for_visit 2021-01-26 07:08:12 UTC
    German Chancellor Angela Merkel invited US President Joe Biden to visit Germany as soon as the pandemic situation allowed. Biden told Merkel on Monday that he is looking to revitalize the transatlantic alliance with Germany, a relationship that became strained under former President Donald Tru...

  • Mitch McConnell Backs Off on Filibuster Demand
    Mitch_mcconnell_backs_off_on_filibuster_demand_ 2021-01-26 07:11:31 UTC
    (Reuters) - Mitch McConnell, the U.S. Senate Republican leader, said on Monday he would agree to a power-sharing agreement with Democrats, dropping demands that had held up the basic organization and daily work of the 50-50 chamber for days. Democrat Chuck Schumer, now the majority leader than...

  • House Send Impeachment Case Against Trump to Senate
    Us_house_send_impeachment_case_against_trump_to_senate 2021-01-26 01:52:41 UTC
    WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats delivered the impeachment case against Donald Trump to the Senate late Monday for the start of his historic trial, but Republican senators were easing off their criticism of the former president and shunning calls to convict him over the deadly siege at the U.S. ...

  • Biden Pushes for 1.5m Vaccinations a Day
    Biden_pushes_for_1.5m_vaccinations_a_day 2021-01-26 01:51:35 UTC
    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden on Monday appeared to boost his goal for coronavirus vaccinations in his first 100 days in office, suggesting the nation could soon be injecting 1.5 million shots on an average per day. Biden signaled his increasing bullishness on the pace of vaccinations ...

  • Merkel, Biden Agree to Strengthen US-Europe Cooperation
    Merkel_and_biden_agree_to_strengthen_us-europe_cooperation 2021-01-26 01:04:47 UTC
    BERLIN (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel and U.S. President Joe Biden agreed in a phone call on Monday that the COVID-19 pandemic and other global challenges can only be tackled through closer cooperation, a government spokesman in Berlin said on Monday. Transatlantic relations coole...

  • Watchdog Probes if Justice Department Tried to Undo Election Result
    Michael_horowitz-_watchdog_probes_if_justice_department_tried_to_undo_election_result 2021-01-25 22:16:39 UTC
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department’s inspector general is launching an investigation to examine whether any former or current department officials “engaged in an improper attempt” to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election. Inspector General Michael Horowitz said Monday t...

  • California Is Moving Forward With Limited Reopenings
    California_is_moving_forward_with_limited_reopenings_ 2021-01-25 22:17:03 UTC
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California lifted regional stay-at-home orders across the state Monday in response to improving coronavirus conditions, returning the state to a system of county-by-county restrictions. The order had been in place in the San Francisco Bay Area, San Joaquin Valley and ...