Month: June 2019

Thought: Does Democratic debate lineup subject? You wager it does

Thought: Does Democratic debate lineup subject? You wager it does

Julian Zelizer is a professor of history and public affairs at Princeton University, and author, with Kevin Kruse, of the new book “Fault Lines: A History of the United States Since 1974.” Follow him on Twitter at @julianzelizer. The opinions expressed in this commentary are his own. View more opinion at CNN. (CNN)NBC News has…

Trump needs into the royal family

Trump needs into the royal family

Kate Maltby is a broadcaster and columnist in the United Kingdom on issues of culture and politics, and a theater critic for The Guardian. She is also completing a doctorate in Renaissance literature. The views expressed in this commentary are her own. View more opinion articles on CNN. (CNN)Well, they did it. Ivanka Trump and…

Trump Is Urged to Fire Kellyanne Conway for Hatch Act Violations

Trump Is Urged to Fire Kellyanne Conway for Hatch Act Violations

Politics|Trump Is Urged to Fire Kellyanne Conway for Hatch Act ViolationsImageKellyanne Conway, the White House counselor.CreditCreditTom Brenner for The New York TimesWASHINGTON — An independent government agency recommended on Thursday that President Trump fire Kellyanne Conway, his White House counselor, for repeated violations of an ethics law barring partisan politics from the federal workplace.In a…

Politics this week

Politics this week

Police in Hong Kong used rubber bullets, tear gas and water hoses on crowds demonstrating against a proposed law that would allow people to be extradited to the Chinese mainland. Three days earlier, perhaps 1m marchers thronged the streets, worried that the law would make anyone in Hong Kong, citizens and visiting businessfolk alike, vulnerable…

Tariff Struggle Finds Republican Divisions in Up-For-Grabs Arizona

Tariff Struggle Finds Republican Divisions in Up-For-Grabs Arizona

ImagePresident Trump at a rally in Mesa, Ariz., in October. Arizona was once reliably Republican but is now increasingly up for grabs in elections.CreditCreditDoug Mills/The New York TimesCHANDLER, Ariz. — President Trump’s rancorous dispute with Mexico over tariffs and the border energized some Republicans and rattled others around the country last week.But in few places…

Of us Are Looking out to Figure Out William Barr. He’s Busy Wielding Energy.

Of us Are Looking out to Figure Out William Barr. He’s Busy Wielding Energy.

WASHINGTON — Not long before Attorney General William P. Barr released the special counsel’s report on Russian interference in the 2016 election, he strategized with Senator Lindsey Graham, the Republican chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, about one of his next moves: investigating the investigators.Over a dinner of steak, potatoes and carrots in a wood-paneled…

The Politics of Dystopia

The Politics of Dystopia

Why right and left both fear that liberal proceduralism might not be enough.June 8, 2019Here is a media story from the week that was. In the Netherlands, a depressed teenager died after seeking euthanasia, and a number of outlets reported that she had been euthanized by a clinic that accedes to suicide requests from people…

Trump shatters diplomatic etiquette on eve of UK talk about with

Trump shatters diplomatic etiquette on eve of UK talk about with

London (CNN)Donald Trump limbered up for his latest overseas trip — to Britain — in typical style, with remarks that risked insulting his royal hosts and by plunging headlong into the country’s fraught domestic politics.The US President described one of the newest royals, the Duchess of Sussex — the former Meghan Markle — as “nasty”…

Politics this week

Politics this week

Two days of ceremonies commemorated the 75th anniversary of the Normandy landings of 1944. The queen and Theresa May, Britain’s prime minister, were joined by President Donald Trump of America, President Emmanuel Macron of France and many other national leaders from across the world. The events followed a state visit by Mr Trump to Britain,…

When Politics, Prosecution Collide: Routine Felony skilled Calls Present Declare ‘Anxious’

When Politics, Prosecution Collide: Routine Felony skilled Calls Present Declare ‘Anxious’

Lawyer Reid Weingarten made his reputation by sending lawmakers to prison and investigating allegations in 1992 that a presidential campaign conspired with a foreign adversary to help its own election prospects. Claire Harbage/NPR hide caption toggle caption Claire Harbage/NPR Lawyer Reid Weingarten made his reputation by sending lawmakers to prison and investigating allegations in 1992…

Barr Escalates Criticism of Mueller Team and Defends Trump

Barr Escalates Criticism of Mueller Team and Defends Trump

VideoIn remarks to CBS News, Attorney General William P. Barr defended the Justice Department against criticism it has received for its portrayal of Robert S. Mueller’s Russia investigation findings.CreditCreditDoug Mills/The New York TimesWASHINGTON — Attorney General William P. Barr ratcheted up his criticisms of the special counsel’s office and defended President Trump’s actions in a…