Category: Politics

Women around the world march against austerity and violence

Tens of thousands take to city streets to protest against violence and the impact of austerity on their lives Propelled by a mass public rendition of Sisters Are Doin’ It for Themselves and accompanied by a thudding police helicopter overhead, hundreds of protesters have rallied in central London in solidarity with an estimated 89 Women’s Marches worldwide. […]

Fiona Hill’s extraordinary answer distills what impeachment is about

Washington (CNN) Fiona Hill’s extraordinary answer about her relationship with the American ambassador to the European Union was ultimately a finely distilled description of what the impeachment hearings are all about: President Donald Trump’s pursuit of a “domestic political errand” that came at the expense of American foreign policy. It was stunning in its clarity, but also that […]

he one impeachment witness who Republicans can’t claim is a ‘never Trumper’ just threw Trump under the bus

Gordon Sondland, the US ambassador to the European Union, threw President Donald Trump under the bus in his opening statement during the fourth day of impeachment hearings on Wednesday. Sondland characterized the efforts he was involved in to urge Ukraine to launch investigations that would be damaging to the president’s political opponents as a product of direct orders from Trump. He […]

‘They seem so helpless’: Hongkongers flock to aid besieged protesters

As hundreds of protesters were trapped inside a university on Monday night, besieged on all sides by riot police, thousands of Hongkongers rose up in protest, filling highways, public squares and bridges trying to get to them. The streets of the city were turned into a war zone as protesters, alumni, volunteers and other supporters […]

Christine Blasey Ford receives ACLU courage award

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Southern California on Sunday presented Christine Blasey Ford with its courage award. https://video.twimg.com/amplify_video/1196438816833323008/vid/640×360/aHTLSiTPaOIua3LL.mp4 Ford, a professor and researcher at Stanford University, was thrust into the public spotlight when she testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee last year ahead of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation, alleging that the then-Supreme Court nominee had attempted […]

The impeachment hearings went public. Here are the most important takeaways.

Top US diplomat to Ukraine William B. Taylor Jr. and Deputy Assistant Secretary for European and Eurasian Affairs George P. Kent arrive to testify before the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence hearing on the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump. | Getty Images Listen to this episode of Today, Explained for a breakdown of […]

Protests erupt as Bolivia names interim president

Protests erupted in La Paz, Bolivia on Wednesday following Jeanine Añez’s declaration that she would take over as the country’s interim president. Demonstrators in the capital and a nearby city reportedly waved indigenous flags in support of Evo Morales, the ousted Bolivian president who stepped down this week, amid reports of opposition supporters attacking indigenous people in the […]

Behind Trump’s Dealings With Turkey: Sons-in-Law Married to Power

Informal relationships between family members help explain the course of diplomacy between the White House and Turkey’s leader. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey, center, meeting in February with Jared Kushner, left, and Berat Albayrak, Turkey’s finance minister and Mr. Erdogan’s son-in-law.Credit…Kayhan Ozer/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images ISTANBUL — Behind President Trump’s accommodating attitude toward […]

State Dept. Aide Testifies Trump Called Bolton at Home to Complain About CNN Story on US Naval Pushback Against Russia

State Department envoy Christopher Anderson arrives to review his testimony in impeachment inquiry on Capitol Hill (center). Photo credit: Saul Loeb, AFP/Getty Images. State Department aide Christopher Anderson’s sworn testimony was publicly released on Monday and, in it, he included an anecdote about an angry President Donald Trump calling his National Security Adviser, John Bolton, […]

Tillerson Fires Back at Nikki Haley: I Did Not Work to Undermine Trump, She Was ‘Rarely a Participant in My Many Meetings’

Former Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has responded to former UN Ambassador Nikki Haley’s new book alleging he and John Kelly worked to undermine President Donald Trump. To review, Haley writes in her book that she was approached by Tillerson and Kelly to join them in helping work around the president in their effort to […]

Trump Teases Plan to Release Transcript Summary of First Call With Zelensky: ‘I Am Sure You Will Find It Tantalizing!’

Photo credit: Drew Angere, Getty Images. In his campaign to fight back against the House Democrats’ deepening impeachment inquiry, President Donald Trump teased the release of a second official White House call summary, this time of his first conversation with new Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky back in April. In a tweet sent on Monday evening, […]

Washington Examiner Editor Slams Trump on Veterans Day For Transgender Military Ban

Spencer Platt/Getty Images Brad Polumbo, a deputy editor at the conservative Washington Examiner magazine, called out President Donald Trump in an article on Veterans Day, Monday, for excluding transgender people from the U.S. military. After praising President Trump’s speech, Polumbo wrote, “There’s just one problem with the president’s otherwise commendable Veterans Day remarks: He continues to […]

State Department Official Testifies Ukraine Knew About Hold on Military Aid ‘Very Early On’

Mark Wilson/Getty Images State Department official Catherine Croft told House investigators in closed door testimony that Ukrainian officials knew about the hold on military aid “very early on.” According to a newly-released transcript, Croft told members of Congress that she was “surprised” to learn that Ukrainian officials found out about the hold on aid before […]

How Heroes of the Fourth Turning, about Catholic intellectuals, became one of fall’s buzziest plays

Jeb Kreager, John Zdrojeski, and Zoë Winters in Heroes of the Fourth Turning. | Joan Marcus Playwright Will Arbery says he isn’t interested in “diagnosing” his characters. The somewhat enigmatically titled play Heroes of the Fourth Turning is one of the buzzier new shows off Broadway this season, largely because it tackles territory that rarely […]