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Israel to allow U.S. Rep Tlaib to visit family in West Bank

Israel will allow U.S. lawmaker Rashida Tlaib to visit her family in the occupied West Bank on humanitarian grounds, the interior ministry said on Friday, after barring an official visit under pressure from U.S. President Donald Trump.

By |2019-08-16T05:59:22-05:00August 16th, 2019|U.S. Politics|0 Comments

Trump Links Trade to Hong Kong, Risks Playing Into Xi’s Hands

President Donald Trump linked Hong Kong’s unrest to talks with Chinese leader Xi Jinping, in a move that could reinforce Beijing’s efforts to blame the U.S. for increasingly violent protests in the Asian financial hub.

By |2019-08-15T05:52:04-05:00August 15th, 2019|U.S. Politics|0 Comments

‘Not foreign policy’: Democrats blast Trump’s tepid Hong Kong response

Democrats on Tuesday criticized President Donald Trump over his response to the recent unrest in Hong Kong, where protesters clashed with police in riot gear in the city's main airport terminal.

By |2019-08-14T06:07:59-05:00August 14th, 2019|U.S. Politics|0 Comments

Candidates scramble to qualify for third debate as deadline nears

More than a dozen Democratic presidential candidates are at risk of missing their party's third primary debates in September and are clambering to make the cut ahead of a fast-approaching deadline in late August.

By |2019-08-12T05:34:08-05:00August 12th, 2019|U.S. Politics|0 Comments

FBI releases Bruce Ohr interview reports

Supporters of President Donald Trump are seizing on newly released FBI reports to argue that the law enforcement agency had clear warnings within weeks after the election that the former British intelligence officer who authored a disputed dossier about Trump’s alleged ties to Russia was intent on preventing the real estate mogul from becoming president.

By |2019-08-09T05:48:14-05:00August 9th, 2019|U.S. Politics|0 Comments

Trump Comes to Console. El Paso Says No Thanks.

Earlier this year in his State of the Union address, President Trump described to the nation how the Texas border city of El Paso once had “extremely high rates of violent crime” and was considered “one of our nation’s most dangerous cities.” Then he turned it into the living argument for his border wall.

By |2019-08-08T04:35:24-05:00August 8th, 2019|U.S. Politics|0 Comments

‘We don’t want him here’: Trump to face protests and skepticism as he visits El Paso and Dayton after mass shootings

The grief and sorrow in Dayton, Ohio, and El Paso have begun to give way to anger and frustration in advance of President Trump’s planned visits Wednesday, with local leaders and residents increasingly vocal in their assertions that presidential condolences, thoughts and prayers will not be enough.

By |2019-08-07T05:57:15-05:00August 7th, 2019|U.S. Politics|0 Comments