Category «POLITICS»

Valerie Plame bashed for tweet linking ‘America’s Jews’ to wars, then apologizes

In this June. 21, 2011, file photo, former U.S. CIA Operations Officer, Valerie Plame Wilson arrives for the UK film premiere of Countdown to Zero in London  (AP Photo/Jonathan Short) Former CIA officer Valerie Plame apologized Thursday afternoon after facing an avalanche of criticism on social media for tweeting an article that blames “America’s Jews” …

The Media Has A Probability Problem

This is the 11th and final article in a series that reviews news coverage of the 2016 general election, explores how Donald Trump won and why his chances were underrated by most of the American media. Two Saturday nights ago, just as Hurricane Irma had begun its turn toward Florida, the Associated Press sent out …

Robert Mueller investigation would be shielded by Senate bills

Just as President Trump has begun easing off his attacks on special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election, SenateJudiciary Committee members next week will consider two partisan-backed bills aimed at shielding the probe from the White House. How heated the debate becomes over the president’s authority to dismiss Mr. …

Bill Cassidy: Health care debate a matter of philosophical differences between parties

Sen. Bill Cassidy said Wednesday that his health insurance replacement plan is a matter of philosophical difference between political parties. “Democrats are more comfortable with the federal government putting an individual mandate penalty on us, coercing us to buy insurance,” Mr. Cassidy, Louisiana Republican, said on MSNBC. “Republicans think we should help those families, not …

Trump administration red tape tangles up visas for skilled foreigners, data shows

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Trump administration is making it more difficult for skilled foreigners to work in the United States, challenging visa applications more often than at nearly any point in the Obama era, according to data reviewed by Reuters.    The more intense scrutiny of the applications for H-1B visas comes after President Donald Trump …

Bolton writes in op-ed he can’t get in to see Trump anymore

John Bolton, former United States Ambassador to the United Nations, said in his op-ed that “staff changes” now prevent him from seeing the president. | Drew Angerer/Getty Images. By ELIANA JOHNSON 08/28/2017 05:49 PM EDT Updated 08/28/2017 07:13 PM EDT 2017-08-28T07:13-0400 Former U.N. Ambassador John Bolton once enjoyed regular access to President Donald Trump, but …

Metro-area’s system — and shortcomings — on display to experts and advocates

The Denver metro area’s strides in building out the $5.3 billion FasTracks rail system is under a big spotlight this week as more than 1,200 people gather downtown for a national transit conference. “There’s no disputing the magnificent things that have happened here in Denver,” said U.S. Rep. Earl Blumenauer, an Oregon Democrat who represents …