Day: May 9, 2019

These Female Veterans Reached Congress. Now They Want to Recruit Others.

These Female Veterans Reached Congress. Now They Want to Recruit Others.

ImageRepresentative Mikie Sherrill, left, and Representative Abigail Spanberger, right, on Capitol Hill in 2019. In recent years, new veterans’ groups have become more engaged in electoral politics.CreditCreditErin Schaff for The New York TimesWASHINGTON — Marrying the growing political muscle of women and veterans in American politics, a group of female freshman lawmakers who served in…

Politics this week

Politics this week

America sent an aircraft-carrier group to the Middle East in response to “troubling and escalatory” signs that Iran might attack American forces in the region. Iran, meanwhile, said it would no longer abide by all of the terms of the nuclear deal it signed with America and other world powers in 2015. America withdrew from…

James Comey’s anti-Trump politics: Public service or self-serving?

James Comey’s anti-Trump politics: Public service or self-serving?

WASHINGTON – James Comey looked straight into the camera as he uttered his first public denunciation of President Donald Trump. “Those were lies, plain and simple,” the former FBI director said in 2017, as millions of Americans watched his dramatic testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee.Comey still uses that word – “lies” – when he talks…