Tag: U.S. Politics

The ‘Entire Senior Level’ Of State Department Management Just Quit

The entire senior level of management officials resigned Wednesday” as part of an “ongoing mass exodus of senior foreign service officers who don’t want to stick around for the Trump era,” WaPo reported. According to the media, the action started shortly after Tillerson visited the State Department’s headquarters in Foggy Bottom on Wednesday, when the…

Obama Heads Into Final News Conference With Approval Rating High

President Obama will hold his final news conference Wednesday, two days before he leaves office, the White House said. Obama is wrapping up his eight-year presidency with his approval rating at 60 percent, according to a new CNN/ORC poll. That is his highest mark since 2009, putting him near the top in the list of…

NC GOP Moves to Strip Power From Incoming Democratic Governor

North Carolina Republican lawmakers moved Wednesday to strip power from the state’s governor’s office before an incoming Democrat assumes the post in January. Legislators in control of the general assembly introduced a number of measures, including ones that would require state senate approval of new Cabinet members, terminate a governor’s control over state election boards,…

Penn. AG Kathleen Kane Found Guilty on All Charges [VIDEO]

Kathleen Kane, the attorney general for Pennsylvania, was convicted Monday of nine criminal charges, including perjury and conspiracy. Kane was accused of leaking secret grand-jury files and lying about it under oath. Montgomery County District Attorney Kevin Steele told the jury that Kane orchestrated a leak of secret grand-jury documents to plant a negative story…

Marco Rubio Running For Senate Re-Election [VIDEO]

Multiple sources report Sen. Marco Rubio will announce his re-election bid Wednesday. The move would be a reversal of a pledge he made a year ago, when he decided to run for president or return to his once-private life. Rumors have swirled in recent weeks of his plans to re-enter the Senate race. A source…

MSNBC’s Melissa Harris-Perry ‘Walks Off’ Her Show

MSNBC host Melissa Harris-Perry is going on strike from her eponymous weekend morning talk show over what she alleges to be a loss of editorial control. In an email sent to staff this week, obtained by The New York Times, Harris-Perry said she feels “worthless” to NBC executives because of recent pre-emptions in coverage, adding,…

Scott Brown Not Seeking Kerry’s Senate Seat

Democrats’ worries about losing the Senate seat formerly held by incoming Secretary of State John Kerry were eased Friday when former Sen. Scott Brown confirmed he will not run in a special election. The decision likely means the Senate seat will stay in the hands of Democrats, who control 55 seats in the 100-seat upper…

US Senators Unveil Bipartisan Immigration Reform Framework

A bipartisan group of US senators has announced the framework for an immigration reform bill they hope to approve by late spring or early summer. The framework includes a path to citizenship for illegal immigrants already living in the US, as well as a plan to better secure US borders. The ‘group of eight’ behind…

Son Of Sen. Rand Paul Arrested At N.C. Airport

Police say U.S. Sen. Rand Paul’s son was arrested after a flight from Kentucky to North Carolina. The Charlotte Observer reports William Hilton Paul, 19, was arrested Saturday morning at Charlotte Douglas International Airport and charged with alcohol-related offenses. The newspaper quotes Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Lt. Blake Hollar as saying it’s possible Paul was served alcohol…

Sen. Rand Paul Calls For Gradual Cut In Aid To Israel

In his first visit to Israel, U.S. Sen. Rand Paul is calling for a gradual reduction of American foreign aid. It’s an unlikely place to deliver the message, since Israel is among the largest recipients of American assistance. But Paul said in a Monday meeting with reporters that the U.S. can’t afford to keep sending…