Posts Tagged: Politics

Books of The Times: A Political Scandal’s Trauma, Seen From the Inside

Nicholas Montemarano’s new novel, “The Senator’s Children,” is about a family weathering the fallout of a scandal like the one that derailed the presidential aspirations of John Edwards. Source:...

Rebecca Dykes: Family of embassy worker describe her as 'irreplaceable'

The family of Rebecca Dykes, killed in Beirut, have spoken of their loss. Source: BBC Feeds Link: Rebecca Dykes: Family of embassy worker describe her as 'irreplaceable'

Donald Trump’s national strategy targets China, Russia ‘attempting to erode American security and prosperity’

US President Donald Trump has accused China and Russia of seeking to challenge American power and attempting to erode US security interests, even as the president presses the two...

Trayvon Martin’s killer George Zimmerman feuds with rappers Jay Z, Snoop Dogg: reports

Zimmerman suggests a film crew from Jay Z’s planned TV series was thrown off his uncle’s property after trespassing. Source: Canada News TS Link: Trayvon Martin’s killer George Zimmerman...

Passengers killed when Amtrak train on new route derails in Washington state

DUPONT, Wash. (Reuters) – An Amtrak passenger train derailed on Monday during its inaugural run along a faster route through Washington state, sending part of the train crashing down...

Critic’s Notebook: When Disenfranchised Lives and American Ideals Collide Onstage

Three small, powerful pieces of political theater consider those wounded by racism and xenophobia. Source: US Feeds Link: Critic’s Notebook: When Disenfranchised Lives and American Ideals Collide Onstage

Trump judicial nominee withdraws from consideration

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A lawyer nominated by President Donald Trump to serve as a federal judge withdrew from consideration on Monday after video of his U.S. Senate confirmation hearing,...

Spoiler alert: How The Last Jedi became the most divisive Star Wars movie yet

Writer-director Rian Johnson made some risky story choices, and while critics gave Last Jedi a warm reception, many fans were less pleased, with one stating that ‘this movie does...

Cannabis activists Marc and Jodie Emery plead guilty to drug-related charges

The couple’s arrest at Toronto’s Pearson International Airport in March was followed by co-ordinated raids in several cities of pot shops associated with them. Source: Canada News TS Link:...

Trump calls for U.S. infrastructure plan after train derailment

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday that the derailment of a train, which sent train cars crashing onto a major highway and killed passengers, in...