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    Submit your letter to the editor via this form. Read more Letters to the Editor. PG&E making strides to keep state safe Your January 15 editorial calling for a state takeover of PG&E begins with this challenge: “Raise your hand if you believe PG&E will meet the safety standards established as part of the deal...
    Beirut, Lebanon (CNN)Lebanon's former Prime Minister Saad Hariri has pulled out of politics, ending a turbulent 17-year career and throwing the crisis-ridden country into further uncertainty.In a televised speech on Monday afternoon, Hariri -- a three-time prime minister and the country's most prominent Sunni politician -- announced he was withdrawing from political life. He called...
    “The goal was to do a ground-level view of a momentous day,” said Ray. “It’s about protesters who became rioters and cops who became defenders of democracy.” Noting that the film is meant to focus on the actual people involved with the event and not the political intrigue surrounding it, Ray said, “Someone else...
    (CNN)Over the weekend, the Arizona Democratic Party voted to formally censure one of its own -- Sen. Kyrsten Sinema -- after she opposed changing the filibuster rules to allow major voting rights legislation to pass the Senate with just 50 votes.The move was made as a "result of her failure to do whatever it takes...
    “Blame the left” is Washington’s latest craze. It would not be surprising if it were just coming from the GOP. But scapegoating progressives is now an increasingly popular sport among Washington-based pundits—and even some Democratic Party strategists—trying to identify who or what to blame for President Joe Biden’s low poll numbers and the myriad struggles...
    Goldie Hawn's been been a force in the entertainment industry for over five decades, and she's not about to lecture her audiences. The actress, 76, opened up about politics that surround Hollywood in an interview with The Daily Wire. Megyn Kelly gave her own opinions on how she believes Middle America takes Hollywood's messages as...
    “A lot of Hollywood has a lot of missions, right? And you know, you want to put your name onto something that you believe in, but it doesn’t make a difference. And that’s the reality," said Hawn, who has been an actress since the 1960s and has 38 acting credits under her name. Hawn admitted,...
    Jonathan Weiler ski psychholigiu voliov, ktorí si vyberajú autoritárskych politicians. V rozhovore pre denník N hodnotí prvý rok joea bidena vo funkizi prejidenta Spojených video americký. Rozpráva o tom, sao bidenovi podarilo presadiť ai si nevie predstaviť na poste prejidenta aj niekoho aktívnejieho. Zrove Hodnotí Bidenove kroky v oblasti zhraničnej politics vrtane vzťahov s Ruskom...
    "To identify patients admitted for COVID-19, the Baker administration is using the drug dexamethasone as a proxy," the Boston Globe reported. "The powerful steroid, used to quell the inflammatory storm in severely ill COVID patients, is also commonly used to treat other conditions, such as septic shock or swelling in the brain." Patients who test...
    During a CNN appearance in November 2021, “Real Time” host Bill Maher stressed that while Republicans and Democrats often “fought like cats and dogs” back in the 1970s and 1980s, most of them recognized the other as the loyal opposition. Today’s Trumpified GOP, Maher lamented, has taken an extremist far-right turn and no longer plays...
    Former President Donald Trump said on Thursday that he hopes President Joe Biden succeeds in the White House during a lengthy interview with Fox News. Trump, who has made a number of uncharacteristic or peculiar remarks in recent weeks, including encouraging Covid vaccines, joined Fox News host Sean Hannity by phone. Hannity reminded Trump that...
    This is a rush transcript of "Gutfeld" on January 18, 2022. This copy may not be in its final form and may be updated. GREG GUTFELD, FOX NEWS CHANNEL HOST: Clap. Clap like you're about to die. Clap. Happy Tuesday, everyone. What a great show we have tonight. Like a packet of smoked meat sticks....
    Stein, who also goes by "Prime Time #99 Alex Stein," raps his delightfully weird heart out.City of Dallas Fight disinformation. Get a daily recap of the facts that matter. Sign up for the free Mother Jones newsletter.Let’s face it: Everybody’s brain is broken. Spending two years in a pandemic, with no end in sight, has...
    Liev Schreiber explained how he maintains a relationship with his "Ray Donovan" co-star Jon Voight given their incredibly differing views on politics.  While Schreiber isn’t particularly known for sounding off on politics on social media, Voight has made a name for himself in recent years for his pro-conservative posts, which include videos in which he...
    London (CNN Business)Every year, BlackRock (BLK) CEO Larry Fink, one of the most powerful people in global finance, pens a letter to chief executives that's required reading for business leaders.Fink's insistence that companies need to disclose more about their climate plans and seriously consider their role in society has helped change what's expected of Corporate...
    Donald Trump listens to the crowd cheer during a campaign event in Des Moines, Iowa.Mark Kauzlarich | Bloomberg | Getty Images Populist parties and politicians lost support all over the world during the coronavirus pandemic, a survey of more than half a million people has found. Published Tuesday by Cambridge University's Bennett Institute for Public...
    Today we honor the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. There are many obvious reasons to raise up his name in tribute and praise. But there’s another less obvious reason – the civil rights leader understood southern politics. Much of our discourse treats southern politics as if it were just another regional bloc. Or the...
    The attorney for Baltimore’s top prosecutor says all four charges in a federal indictment against her are false. And on Monday, community members joined Marilyn Mosby’s attorney to rally support for the prosecutor, who they say is being unfairly targeted. Flanked by supporters, attorney A. Scott Bolden began his statement by chanting with the group,...
    TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — Mansour Abbas broke a longstanding taboo when he led his Arab party into Israel’s governing coalition last year. The bold move appears to be paying dividends. Abbas, a once obscure politician, is the linchpin of the shaky union, securing hefty budgets and favorable policies for his constituents and even winning...
    Mark Levin blasted President Biden Sunday as an incoherent "bigot" who has remained so for his entire career in politics on Sunday's "Life, Liberty & Levin." "Biden can barely get his act together to give a speech on any substantive topic. But if you wind him up and turn him loose, the demagogue and propagandist...
    Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) is considered one of the most powerful governors to ever hold office in the state of Florida, according to a new report. Per Politico, the Republican governor exerted even more power over top state officials and lawmakers by "cracking down on election crimes, spending $8 million to transport 'unauthorized aliens'...
    RICHMOND, Virginia — Newly inaugurated Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin (R) promised to “remove politics from the classroom” in his inaugural address, pledging to take action on the education issues that propelled him to the Governor’s Mansion in Richmond. “We will remove politics from the classroom,” he declared, prompting likely the loudest applause of his entire...
    Bill and Hillary Clinton are sensing an opportunity to get back into the political fray as the Democrats look poised to be heading into a devastating midterm this fall.  Politico Playbook reported Friday that the power couple believe their centrist, deal-making brand of politics could be useful as party members have tripped up President Joe...
    A Chinese agent may have infiltrated the British Parliament with the hopes of disrupting the country's politics. MI5, also known as the Security Service, issued a warning Thursday that said Christine Ching Kui Lee has "established links" between the Chinese Communist Party and current, as well as aspiring, members of Parliament, according to the...
    House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) sparred with reporters on Thursday as he remains defiant in refusing to cooperate with the House select committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol. When asked a question by CNN’s Manu Raju about previous statements saying he was “willing to testify” about Jan. 6,...
    The political battle is on to own–and define–the "new normal." And the mainstream media are getting on board, gradually adopting arguments previously made mainly by conservatives. In short, it’s not 2020 anymore. And there is an emerging consensus, despite the soaring Omicron numbers, that in 2022 we have to learn to live with the virus....
    The Republicans are sabotaging the country’s full recovery from the covid pandemic. They don’t think so, though. They think they are standing up for individual liberty and citizen autonomy. What does sabotage have to do with defending our constitutional rights? Not surprising. To see sabotage, as I do, you have to believe there’s such...
    Local schools are closing because of pandemic realities during the worst U.S. surge yet, not because they're trying to make your invented ideologies look bad. Get over yourself. In the news today: Many of the nation's most prominent voices are now quite sure that school closures during a pandemic are a political stance—and that's as...
    Former Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, who died Dec. 28 at the age of 82, is lying in state at the Capitol today. As his former colleagues honor his singular career, we’re taking a look back at his long electoral history—a path that dealt Reid several setbacks on his way toward the pinnacle of American...
    Eatonville school board member Matt Marshall, founder of the Washington Three Percent, wears a Hawaiian shirt signifying his identification with the far-right 'Boogaloo' movement at a protest in Olympia, Washington, in 2020. The far right’s antidemocratic strategy of expanding their reach through a focus on local politics and bringing their particular brand of bellicose intimidation—by,...
    This is a rush transcript from "Hannity," January 10, 2022. This copy may not be in its final form and may be updated. TUCKER CARLSON, FOX NEWS HOST: Have a fantastic evening. And in the spirit of good cheer, we are passing to Sean Hannity nine seconds early.SEAN HANNITY, FOX NEWS HOST: By the way,...
    Steve Bannon’s latest project has been infiltrating school boards, but not because he wants lunch prices lowered or more computers for underprivileged kids. The former Trump adviser’s plan to taint more of American democracy, this time on a local level, is part of a larger trend in post-Jan. 6 America, according to Jared Holt,...
    (CNN)Living with the virus, as the world is finding out, is easier said than done.From the US Supreme Court to Australian Open tennis courts, and from a French President vowing to "piss off" the unvaccinated to China's iron fist pre-Olympic lockdowns, Covid-19's political fallout is ever more contagious.Far from alleviating the extreme dilemmas the pandemic...
    Bill Maher/HBO HBO host Bill Maher told an Alabama news outlet he refuses to write off supporters of former President Donald Trump, as he believes doing so will further divide the country. Maher is currently on tour in the southeast with stops in Alabama, Florida, Louisiana, and Tennessee — a part of the country that...
    Vote Lead Impact, Krysta Nicole Jones, Founder & President Voting rights will be front and center this week in Washington, while one local organization is working to make sure people in Virginia have a pool of diverse candidates to choose from. Getting Black people involved in politics has been Krysta Nicole Jones’ mission for over...
    After the January 6, 2021 insurrection, some pundits were predicting the death of the MAGA movement. But that didn’t happen; the GOP has only grown more extreme, more Trumpified and more authoritarian, declaring that even arch-conservative Rep. Liz Cheney of Wyoming isn’t right-wing enough. President Joe Biden, meanwhile, continues to suffer from weak approval ratings,...
    Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-MD) said the Jan. 6 denialism of his pro-Trump colleagues in the House represents a “terrifying leap into fascist politics.” Raskin was asked about such Capitol riot deniers by David Axelrod on the latest episode of The Axe Files podcast. “I mean it is a hallmark of fascist politics that recruits and followers...
    After a four-month sabbatical, state legislators returned to Sacramento on Monday for a new session that will be dominated by several seemingly contradictory factors. On the negative side, California is once again dealing with a surge of COVID-19, this one caused by a particularly virulent variant called Omicron, that creates thorny issues, such as whether...
    The workers at the famed independent D.C. bookstore Politics and Prose have successfully become the first unionized book store in the city. "We are pleased to announce that Politics and Prose and UFCW Local 400 have reached agreement on the scope of a bargaining unit at P&P, and the union has now been formally recognized as...
    “We are proud to join the growing movement of booksellers and baristas across the country who have unionized their workplaces,” the union organizing committee said in a statement. (Courtesy UFCW Local 400) Employees at D.C.’s Politics and Prose bookstore are now officially unionized under a collective bargaining agreement with the United Food and Commercial Workers...
    Election returns from 2020 show waves of deep red in Oklahoma and West Virginia — both states in which President Donald Trump won every county. But look a bit deeper, and several purple shoots emerge in places where growing Democratic strength could make the states more competitive for the party down the line. It's an...
    At least until the rapid and disturbing emergence of the Omicron variant of the coronavirus, there was hope 2022 might represent a sort of bounceback year for the United States. The economy is chugging along, Americans are taking COVID-19 vaccines (kinda), and ominous rumblings of another civil war have largely subsided since a violent assault...
    When Joe Biden lost Florida but won Georgia in 2020’s presidential election, it was obvious that the Peach State had become a swing state — and the victories of two Democrats, Jon Ossoff and the Rev. Raphael Warnock, in U.S. Senate runoffs in Georgia in early January 2021 offered additional proof. African-American voters have played...
    MSNBC anchor Chris Hayes said Thursday on his show “All In” that the right was trying to win the culture by using politics, and that was ultimately not working. Hayes said, “This is something I think structures so much of American politics and the way I phrase it is that the right keeps losing the...
    Washington (CNN)This year brought a dizzying mix of triumphs and setbacks in Washington, where lawmakers have grappled with everything from a deadly pandemic to an assault on democracy itself. While President Joe Biden used his inauguration speech to call for unity, division has run through nearly every aspect of US politics. Here are some of...
    Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images Less than two weeks after Brandon Brown declared his plight with the ‘Let’s Go Brandon’ slogan, the NASCAR driver has already flip-flopped and now chosen to embrace the anti-Joe Biden chant. Thursday afternoon, Brown’s team announced a full-season sponsorship deal with LGBCoin, a cryptocurrency inspired by the ‘Let’s Go...
    Former Republican Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin said Wednesday that she is once again considering a run for elected office.  During an episode of “The Balance,” Newsmax host Eric Bolling asked Palin if she had “aspirations to get back into elected office or anything more in politics,” considering that she is “a very popular politician.” “I...
    During a Wednesday appearance on Newsmax TV’s “Eric Bolling The Balance,” former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin (R) floated the possibility of re-entering the political realm. Palin, who was Sen. John McCain’s (R-AZ) running mate in his 2008 presidential bid, said she “would love to” run again. She pointed to her “servant’s heart” as a reason...
    On January 6, 2021, pro-Trump rioters assault the US Capitol in an attempt to overturn the 2020 election of Joe Biden. Michael Nigro/AP Fight disinformation. Get a daily recap of the facts that matter. Sign up for the free Mother Jones newsletter.Editor’s note: This essay by David Corn first appeared in his new newsletter, This Land. But...
    Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin (R) said Wednesday she was interested in the prospect of getting involved in elective politics once again, saying she had a “service heart.” “You’re a very popular personality,” Newsmax’s Eric Bolling told Palin in an evening interview, adding that she was “a very popular politician” and asking, “Do you have aspirations to...