Politics

  • Pelosi: Impeachment Article Against Donald Trump to Go to Senate on Monday
    Pelosi-_impeachment_article_against_donald_trump_to_go_to_senate_on_monday 2021-01-25 22:19:05 UTC
    WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Friday that she will send the article of impeachment against Donald Trump to the Senate on Monday, triggering the start of the former president’s trial on a charge of incitement of insurrection over the deadly Capitol Jan. 6 riot. Senate Democr...

  • Jan. 6 Insurrection: Democrats Ask Ethics Panel to Investigate Cruz, Hawley
    Companies_to_suspend_donations_to_us_lawmakers_who_do_not_respect_rule_of_law 2021-01-22 04:36:50 UTC
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Seven Democratic senators on Thursday asked the Senate Ethics Committee to investigate the actions of Republican Sens. Ted Cruz and Josh Hawley “to fully understand their role” in the Jan. 6 insurrection at the Capitol by supporters of former President Donald Trump. Thousands...

  • President Joe Biden Declares “Democracy Has Prevailed”
    President_joe_biden_declares_%e2%80%9cdemocracy_has_prevailed%e2%80%9d 2021-01-21 02:52:24 UTC
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Joe Biden was sworn in as the 46th president of the United States on Wednesday, declaring that “democracy has prevailed” and summoning American resilience and unity to confront the deeply divided nation’s historic confluence of crises. Denouncing a national “uncivil war,” Bid...

  • A Nightmare Awaits Joe Biden’s Team
    Joe_biden_became_the_46th_president_of_the_united_states 2021-01-20 21:43:31 UTC
    SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters Breakingviews) - A nightmare awaits Joe Biden’s economic dream team. The pandemic has worsened structural problems: the poor have gotten poorer, marginalized people are losing jobs quicker, and the workforce is even further out of reach for the unemployed. The new U.S. pres...

  • Joe Biden Became 46th President of United States
    Joe_biden_became_46th_president_of_united_states_ 2021-01-20 21:25:58 UTC
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Joe Biden became the 46th President of the United States on Wednesday, declaring that “democracy has prevailed.” He swore the oath of office to take the helm of a deeply divided nation and inheriting a confluence of crises arguably greater than any faced by his predecessors. ...

  • COVID-19: US Death Toll Eclipses 400,000
    Covid-19-_u.s._death_toll_has_eclipsed_400_000 2021-01-20 17:22:50 UTC
    As President Donald Trump entered the final year of his term last January, the U.S. recorded its first confirmed case of COVID-19. Not to worry, Trump insisted, his administration had the virus “totally under control.” Now, in his final hours in office, after a year of presidential denials of ...

  • Pentagon Fears Possible Inside Attack at Inauguration
    Pentagon_fears_possible_inside_attack_at_inauguration 2021-01-18 03:31:11 UTC
    WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. defense officials say they are worried about an insider attack or other threat from service members involved in securing President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration, prompting the FBI to vet all of the 25,000 National Guard troops coming into Washington for the event. The m...

  • Russian Opposition Leader Alexei Navalny Arrested at Airport
    Russian_opposition_leader_alexei_navalny_arrested_at_airport 2021-01-17 20:05:25 UTC
    MOSCOW (AP) — Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny was arrested Sunday at a Moscow airport as he tried to enter the country from Germany, where he had spent five months recovering from nerve agent poisoning that he blames on the Kremlin. Navalny’s detention at passport control in Moscow’s...

  • US Republican Party: Right-Wing Extremists Talk About Civil War
    Us_republican_party-_right-wing_extremism_talk_about_civil_war_ 2021-01-17 19:55:10 UTC
    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — War-like imagery has begun spreading in Republican circles after the attack on the U.S. Capitol by a mob of President Donald Trump’s supporters, with some elected officials and party leaders rejecting pleas to tone down rhetoric calling for a second civil war. In northw...

  • Joe Biden Unveiled a $1.9 Trillion Coronavirus Plan
    Biden_to_trump-_you're_afraid_of_just_how_badly_i_would_beat_you_copy 2021-01-15 02:52:41 UTC
    WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — President-elect Joe Biden unveiled a $1.9 trillion coronavirus plan Thursday to end “a crisis of deep human suffering” by speeding up vaccines and pumping out financial help to those struggling with the pandemic’s prolonged economic fallout. Called the “American Rescue...

  • Trump’s Impeachment Trial Could Begin On January 20
    Trump%e2%80%99s_impeachment_trial_could_begin_on_january_20_-_biden 2021-01-14 19:06:42 UTC
    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial could begin on Inauguration Day, just as Democrat Joe Biden takes the oath of office in an ever-more-extraordinary end to the defeated president’s tenure in the White House. The timing is not set and depends heavily on when House Spe...

  • US House Impeaches Trump a 2nd Time
    Us_house_impeaches_trump_a_2nd_time 2021-01-14 01:32:53 UTC
    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump was impeached by the U.S. House for a historic second time Wednesday, charged with “incitement of insurrection” over the deadly mob siege of the Capitol in a swift and stunning collapse of his final days in office. With the Capitol secured by armed Nati...

  • HRW: Trump Has Been a Disaster For Human Rights
    Hrw-_trump_has_been_a_disaster_for_human_rights 2021-01-14 01:34:55 UTC
    PARIS (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump’s record on human rights in his first year in office has been a “disaster” and has encouraged oppression by authoritarian leaders from China to Russia, the head of Human Rights Watch said in an interview on Wednesday. Kenneth Roth was speaking ahea...

  • Resolution: U.S. House Urges Pence to Oust Trump, Impeach Vote Looms
    Resolution-_u.s._house_urges_pence_to_oust_trump__impeach_vote_looms 2021-01-14 01:35:28 UTC
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. House rushed ahead Tuesday toward impeaching President Donald Trump for the deadly Capitol attack, taking time only to try to persuade his vice president to push him out first. Trump showed no remorse, blaming impeachment itself for the “tremendous anger” in America. ...

  • Alamo Visit: A Symbol of Trump’s Defiance
    Alamo_visit-_a_symbol_of_trump%e2%80%99s_defiance 2021-01-12 22:06:06 UTC
    ALAMO, Texas (AP) — President Donald Trump on Tuesday took no responsibility for his part in fomenting a violent insurrection at the U.S. Capitol last week, despite his comments encouraging supporters to march on the Capitol and praise for them while they were still carrying out the assault. “...

  • Deutsche Bank to Refrain From Further Business With Trump
    Deutsche_bank_to_refrain_from_further_business_with_trump 2021-01-12 03:18:39 UTC
    FRANKFURT (Germany) — Two of Donald Trump’s favored banks are pulling away from the billionaire president in the wake of last week’s deadly riot at the U.S. Capitol, according to Bloomberg. Deutsche Bank AG has decided to refrain from further business with Trump and his company, said a person...

  • Impeachment: Trump Faces charge of 'Incitement of Insurrection'
    Pelosi_slams_trump's_team-_i_don't_think_they_know_what_they're_talking_about_ 2021-01-11 16:48:28 UTC
    WASHINGTON (AP) — As the House prepares for impeachment, President Donald Trump faces a single charge — “incitement of insurrection” — over the deadly riot at the U.S. Capitol, according to a draft of the articles obtained by The Associated Press. Lawmakers are set to introduce the legislation...

  • William Burns Is Biden’s Choice to Lead CIA
    William_burns_is_biden%e2%80%99s_choice_to_lead_cia 2021-01-11 16:24:11 UTC
    WASHINGTON (AP) — William Burns, a well-known figure in diplomatic circles around the world, is President-elect Joe Biden’s choice to lead the CIA, a selection likely to be embraced by the rank and file at the nation’s premier spy agency. A former ambassador to Russia and Jordan, Burns, 64, ha...

  • House Speaker Nancy Pelosi: House 'will Proceed' to Impeachment of Trump
    House_speaker_nancy_pelosi-_house_'will_proceed'_to_impeachment_of_trump 2021-01-11 00:39:32 UTC
    WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Sunday the House will proceed with legislation to impeach President Donald Trump, calling him a threat to democracy after the deadly assault on the Capitol. Pelosi made the announcement in a letter to colleagues. She said the House will act wi...

  • Companies to Suspend Donations to US Lawmakers Who Do Not Respect Rule of Law
    Companies_to_suspend_donations_to_us_lawmakers_who_do_not_respect_rule_of_law 2021-01-11 16:25:05 UTC
    WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Marriott International Inc, the world’s largest hotel company, and the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association (BCBSA) said Sunday they will suspend donations to U.S. lawmakers who voted against certifying President-elect Joe Biden’s victory last week. “We have taken...

  • Two Republican Senators Say Trump Should Resign
    Two_republican_senators_say_trump_should_resign 2021-01-10 18:23:31 UTC
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Two Republican senators now say President Donald Trump should resign in the wake of deadly riots at the Capitol and support for the House drive to impeach him a second time is gaining momentum. Pennsylvania Sen. Pat Toomey on Sunday joined Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski in calling f...

  • Apple Suspends Right-Wing App 'Parler' From App Store
    Apple_suspends_right-wing_app_'parler'_from_app_store 2021-01-10 18:27:06 UTC
    (Reuters) - Apple Inc has suspended Parler from the App Store, saying the social networking service had not taken adequate measures to prevent the spread of posts inciting violence. Apple had given the service 24 hours to submit a detailed moderation plan, pointing to participants using the se...

  • Iran Threatens to Expel UN Nuclear Inspectors, Urges Sanctions Relief
    Iran_threatens_to_expel_un_nuclear_inspectors__urges_sanctions_relief 2021-01-10 01:37:02 UTC
    DUBAI (Reuters) - Iran will expel United Nations nuclear watchdog inspectors unless U.S. sanctions are lifted by a Feb. 21 deadline set by the hardline-dominated parliament, a lawmaker said on Saturday. Parliament passed a law in November that obliges the government to halt inspections of its ...

  • Democrats Control of Congress Makes Biden's Presidency "Easier"
    Democrats_control_of_congress_makes_biden's_presidency_%22easier%22 2021-01-10 01:33:30 UTC
    WASHINGTON (AP) — President-elect Joe Biden’s victory in November was tempered by concerns that he would face Republican opposition in the Senate that could stymie him at every turn. Those worries eased this past week when <a href="https://www.global-gathering.com/news/19389">Democrats swept t...

  • Donald Trump Permanently Suspended From Twitter
    Donald_trump_permanently_suspended_from_twitter 2021-01-09 00:54:09 UTC
    Twitter banned President Donald Trump’s account Friday, citing “the risk of further incitement of violence.” The social platform has been under growing pressure to take further action against Trump following Wednesday’s deadly insurrection at the U.S. Capitol. Twitter initially suspended Trump...