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Sunday May 16, 2021 - Times viewed: 390
Republicans' conflicting message: Embracing Trump election lie is key to prominence, just stop asking us about it
The Republican Party’s contorted response to Donald Trump’s false claim that the election was stolen was on stark display as House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy stood in the White House driveway. McCarthy (R-Calif.) had helped engineer the ouster Wednesday of Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) as the No. 3 House Republican leader for saying former president Trump’s claim of a stolen election was a lie. Yet he insisted later that day, “I don’t think any ...
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Saturday May 15, 2021 - Times viewed: 398
US climate envoy Kerry meets with pope on climate crisis
VATICAN CITY (AP) — John Kerry, President Joe Biden’s climate envoy, met privately with Pope Francis on Saturday, afterward calling the pope a “compelling moral authority on the subject of the climate crisis” who has been “ahead of the curve.” The former U.S. Secretary of State told Vatican News that the pope’s embrace of climate issues “hopefully can push people to greater ambition to get the job done.” Kerry is visiting European capitals ...
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Saturday May 15, 2021 - Times viewed: 391
Political ideology is real reason people remain unvaccinated, says Dr. Peter Hotez
Dr. Peter Hotez argued that the real reason a number of Americans are not getting vaccinated is their political ideology. “They’re tying their political allegiance to the political right, unfortunately. And we’re seeing this play out in the bottom ten states in terms of vaccination coverage,” which is half of the coverage seen in the top ten states, said Hotez, co-director of the Center for Vaccine Development at Texas Children’s Hospital. ...
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Saturday May 15, 2021 - Times viewed: 393
Here's what happens when political parties implode
(CNN) The current drama in the GOP is the latest and most concrete evidence that the party is undergoing a very painful evolution. Wyoming Rep. Liz Cheney, the daughter of a former vice president and a power in her own right, was excised from House leadership because she would not stop criticizing former President Donald Trump's continued lying about his 2020 election loss. Republicans under Abraham Lincoln were the party that ended slavery ...
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Thursday May 13, 2021 - Times viewed: 431
After Liz Cheney's Ouster, Elise Stefanik's Ascension Likely – But Not Assured
Rep. Elise Stefanik still appears poised to replace Cheney but she’s facing fresh scrutiny from conservatives who want a leader supportive of both Trump and their ideology. House Republicans were mostly unified on removing Liz Cheney from leadership on Wednesday morning. But when it comes to her likely successor – the only candidate and one with high-ranking support including from Donald Trump – the party is still grappling with the type of Re ...
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Tuesday May 11, 2021 - Times viewed: 417
House Republicans are preparing to oust Liz Cheney from leadership this week. Here's what to watch.
Washington (CNN) House Republicans could vote as early as Wednesday to replace Rep. Liz Cheney as GOP conference chair, a move that would underscore former President Donald Trump's firm grip on the party months after leaving office. Cheney's refusal to embrace Trump's election lies, and her rebukes of his role in the US Capitol insurrection, has highlighted a tumultuous rift in a Republican Party grappling with its future without Trump in the ...
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Tuesday May 11, 2021 - Times viewed: 408
Kinzinger: Cheney 'is being run out for one thing: her consistency'
Washington (CNN) Republican Rep. Adam Kinzinger on Monday came to the defense of soon-to-be-ousted House GOP conference chair Liz Cheney, arguing their party is poised to remove her from the influential post because she has consistently said former President Donald Trump is responsible for the US Capitol insurrection. "She is being run out for one thing: her consistency. She said the exact same thing that (House Minority Leader) Kevin McCarthy ...
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Saturday May 8, 2021 - Times viewed: 440
Biden stocks his White House with Ivy Leaguers
WASHINGTON DC - Joe Biden, a proud graduate of the University of Delaware and Syracuse Law School who has bragged about going to a “state school,” has stocked his top White House staff with nearly twice as many Ivy League graduates as the first iteration of the Trump White House, according to a POLITICO analysis. Forty-one percent of senior- or mid-level Biden White House staffers — or 82 people out of 201 aides analyzed — have Ivy League degr ...
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Saturday May 8, 2021 - Times viewed: 444
World War 3 MAP: The SIX places where WW3 could break out in 2021
World War 3 concerns were triggered around the globe following the death of Iranian Major General Qassem Soleimani in a US airstrike in January 2020. Now as a killer infection spreads across the globe and protests regarding the military coup in Myanmar have sparked across the world, leading to World War 3 concerns again. Given the tense relations between countries around the world, Express.co.uk has compiled a guide for the flashpoints wher ...
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Saturday May 8, 2021 - Times viewed: 423
How Democrats Learned to Love the Cheneys
Like Republicans Mitt Romney and John Bolton before her, Representative Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) has discovered the secret of how to transition from being a whipping boy of the Washington press corps to its paragon of rectitude: Simply side with Democrats and against the Republican majority on some issue of substance. This metamorphosis—lampooned as “strange new respect” by journalist Tom Bethell in 1992 as the liberal journalist’s instinct to over ...
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Saturday May 8, 2021 - Times viewed: 523
Failure to improve US-China relations 'risks cold war', warns Kissinger
Former US national security adviser Henry Kissinger has warned that strains between Washington and Beijing pose “the biggest problem” for the world, and a failure to improve them risks a “cold war” between the world’s two largest economies. “It’s the biggest problem for America; it’s the biggest problem for the world. Because if we can’t solve that, then the risk is that all over the world a kind of cold war will develop between China and the ...
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Saturday May 8, 2021 - Times viewed: 414
Paul Ryan, It's Time for You to Stand Up to Fox
Dear Paul: (opinion) I’m often asked whether we are still friends. I usually answer: Yes, but we’re taking a break and seeing other people. I’d like to talk to you about some of those other people today, specifically your colleagues at Fox. You’ve undoubtedly been following what is happening there. You know how bad it has gotten. Fox hosts continue to push the Big Lie about the election, attempt to whitewash the January 6 attack on the c ...
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Saturday May 8, 2021 - Times viewed: 414
US-China relations: Blinken accuses China of acting more aggressively
US Secretary of State Antony Blinken has accused China of acting more aggressively abroad and more repressively at home. He said in an interview with CBS News the US did not want to hold China down but would not allow it to undermine the rules-based international order. He noted that a military confrontation was profoundly against the interests of both countries. Tensions have soared in recent times over trade, espionage and the pandemic ...
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Saturday May 8, 2021 - Times viewed: 401
How Trump is hunting down the GOP's leading families
WASHINGTON DC - In the civil war between Donald Trump and the GOP’s waning establishment, no Republican has crossed the former president and come out ahead. Yet as Rep. Liz Cheney’s likely ouster from House leadership lays bare, Trump has reserved a special fury for the scions of the GOP’s leading families in his attempt to exercise full dominion over the Republican Party. Whether it’s the Cheneys, the Bushes or the lesser bloodlines — such ...
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Thursday May 6, 2021 - Times viewed: 413
Florida limits absentee voting with new Republican-backed law
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis on Thursday signed a law curtailing access to absentee ballots and adding new hurdles to the process of submitting them, the latest Republican-backed voting restrictions to become law in a U.S. election battleground state. The new law restricts the use of absentee ballot drop boxes to the early voting period, adds new identification requirements for requesting such ballots and requires voters to re-apply for absen ...
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Tuesday May 4, 2021 - Times viewed: 418
Senate Democrats split over legalizing weed
Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer's biggest challenge to legalizing marijuana is his fellow Democrats. The New York Democrat has repeatedly promised a vote on cannabis reform, promising to tee it up even if President Joe Biden does not get on board. But that goal, which Schumer underlined with a public celebration Tuesday of an unofficial but widely marked marijuana holiday, means little if the majority leader can't corral the votes for pas ...
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Tuesday May 4, 2021 - Times viewed: 415
Biden Raises Refugee Cap After Misstep
President Joe Biden announced Monday that he's raising the annual refugee admissions limit to 62,500, a decision that comes weeks after facing fierce backlash over keeping the number set by the Trump administration and appearing to renege on a pledge to lift the ceiling. The cap on the number of refugees who can be admitted into the U.S. is currently at 15,000 for fiscal 2021, a record-low number set by former President Donald Trump that Democ ...
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Thursday April 29, 2021 - Times viewed: 415
Federal search warrant executed at Rudy Giuliani's NYC apartment
Federal investigators executed search warrants Wednesday morning at the Manhattan apartment and office of Rudy Giuliani, the former mayor of New York City who was the personal lawyer of former President Donald Trump, NBC News reported. The searches were part of a criminal investigation into Giuliani’s dealings in Ukraine, The New York Times reported first Wednesday, citing three people with knowledge of the matter. FBI agents were escorted ...
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Wednesday April 28, 2021 - Times viewed: 420
Formerly Incarcerated Lawyer Who Inspired the ABC Drama For Life Announces Run for Mayor of New York
An afternoon walk to the drugstore isn't the sort of activity that one would typically label "profound" — though Isaac Wright Jr. says that's exactly how he would describe what happened a few months ago. "I was walking down First Avenue, heading to CVS. And two police cars pulled over and stopped, and rolled down the window and one of them asked, 'Are you Isaac Wright?' " he recalled this week. "When I said yes, they immediately got out and as ...
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Wednesday April 28, 2021 - Times viewed: 416
Russia-US tensions at Cold War level, and Ukraine wants out
On Russia’s popular weekly television news show Vesti Nedeli, host Dmitry Kiselyov said last Sunday that relations between Moscow and Washington are approaching the level seen during the 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis. Such comments might easily be dismissed abroad as hyperbole by an outspoken television anchorman. But the remarks by Kiselyov, who heads the state-owned Rossiya Segodnya news agency and was sanctioned by the EU for his role in Russia ...
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